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  • Best console generation for gaming?   6 years 29 weeks ago

    I withhold any vote because this is a really hard decision.

    Either 2, 3, or 4 could take it.

  • Best console generation for gaming?   6 years 29 weeks ago

    SNES/Genesis all the way. You've got the classic Sonics, as well as pretty much all of Nintendo's IPs at the top of their game (Mario, Kirby, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, though not Zelda since OoT was better), as well as a TON of wonderful RPGs.

  • Dwarf Fortress   6 years 29 weeks ago
    Wow

    Coincidentally, I just started playing this myself. It's pretty fun and surprisingly addicting.

    By the way, for the "story" you need to generate your own world and go into "Legends" mode. It will randomly (!) generate the history of the world.

  • Penumbra: Overture   6 years 30 weeks ago

    Certainly stay away from the AV experience then :P

    But yeah, and I'm going to keep playing through at least the second game. And possibly pick up their newest, Amnesia, once it's on sale again as well.

  • Penumbra: Overture   6 years 30 weeks ago

    I too grabbed the Humble Indie Bundle back when it came out...and I've only played an hour of Aquaria from it, lol. I'll definitely check out Penumbra soon. Didn't read the first hour yet (spoilers!) but it's at least encouraging that you like it enough to keep playing.

  • Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters   6 years 30 weeks ago

    lol, I have no idea what you mean, but I appreciate it!

  • Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters   6 years 30 weeks ago

    This is an excellent review and your way of seeing and describing things not only spreads joy, but also raises confidence that not everyone loses their phantasy after years with ipod and porn.

  • Assassin's Creed II   6 years 30 weeks ago

    This game is seriously one of the best I've ever played. Sure it kicks off rather slow, but this is to understand and get a better 'relationship' with Ezio, and you really do. By these small missions with his mother, sister, father, big brother and little brother you get to develop a relationship with them too, and kind of understand what Ezio will go through. Don't give up on this game; it's building up to be the best you've ever played.

  • Game Dev Story   6 years 30 weeks ago

    Agreed, I felt a bit bad that I had fired them all to bring on the uber hackers. I guess you could spend a lot of energy and money to promote and train them.

  • Game Dev Story   6 years 30 weeks ago

    Unfortunately you can only use 14 characters to name a game! Not even enough for "Finally Fantasy". :p

    As for winning, like some sim games there's a long term goal, in Game Dev Story it's just to sell as much as possible in 20 years. I guess there are some other goals like making your own console but there's nothing set in stone anywhere in this game. I'm not even sure if you can go broke, one time I went into negative and the game let me recover (just couldn't buy anything). Even after 20 years you can keep playing. So yeah, just for fun and self challenges I guess. Some achievements would have been nice for some soft goals.

  • Kirby's Epic Yarn   6 years 30 weeks ago

    Love the graphic style, but I have the feeling it might get a little old. Hopefully not though.

  • Game Dev Story   6 years 30 weeks ago

    I felt bad that I couldn't train my original staff to be good enough later on.

  • Game Dev Story   6 years 30 weeks ago

    ...will be the name of my next blockbuster game!

    Actually, this sounds like a lot of addicting fun! Here's hoping for a DS port or sequel though. I really dig the simplistic, cartoony art style, too. But the real question is...how do you "beat" the game?

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess   6 years 31 weeks ago

    Spent 48 hours on it
    8 hours was just before the first dungeon
    I play Zelda all the time but I was stuck

  • The Sims 3   6 years 31 weeks ago

    Very nice! I love the sims and your article is great!!!

  • Limbo   6 years 31 weeks ago

    You're right. I must have seen something wrong. Thanks.

  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction   6 years 31 weeks ago

    Since i was a child i like playing destruction games, and i found this post !
    Thanks for sharing :)

  • Limbo   6 years 31 weeks ago

    Nice article.

    Just one note, though: Playdead is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. As such I believe the government program that assisted them in developing Limbo also originated in Denmark, and not the Netherlands as stated here.

    Fantastic game. Easily worth the price. "Burton-esque" does it little justice, unless one means the director's early works.

  • Limbo   6 years 31 weeks ago

    My friends all used to have 360s...only one still has a working console. Everybody else got fed up with getting red ring'd all the time and bought PS3s.

    And yeah, I had an offer for a 360 Elite for $100 around the time the Slim first came out...I'd have definitely scooped that up if I had a job at the time.

  • Limbo   6 years 31 weeks ago

    Could've got a 360 for the equivalent of $100 around the last version refresh like I did. But even now, I kinda regret getting it over a PS3 with how much they still try to screw you at every turn. Maybe you'll have to try to convince a friend to get some of the exclusives, lol.

  • Limbo   6 years 31 weeks ago

    Sometimes I think I should have gone 360 instead of PS3 just for the XBLA exclusives. Here's hoping Limbo (and Castlevania!) makes it to PSN.

    I am hesitant to jump in for $15 though. You make a good point about continual value being expected of games for home consoles. I'd probably be satisfied with a few hours of fun for $15, but it would probably feel a bit slim compared to cheaper games on the platform that provide more incentive to keep playing.

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2   6 years 32 weeks ago

    Yeah the gore amount in this game is rather low if compared to say, GTA or Gears of War... Guess the worst if it, is the red blood flash when youve been caught by a bullet.

  • Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Gaiden   6 years 32 weeks ago

    One of these games is among my all-time favorites. The other is the bane of my existence.

  • Borderlands   6 years 32 weeks ago

    I just missed the last steam sale. Was totally bummed. I think you're right and they'll do it again. I'm waiting to finish the 4th DLC until the new level cap update hits in a couple weeks, will raise the cap to 69.......of course.

  • How Persona 3 destroyed my love for Japanese RPGs   6 years 32 weeks ago

    1. It's a feature only in the PSP version of the Persona 3, the PS2 version did not allow you to directly control your A.I. friends. You could, of course, use tactics to hint at what they should do, but I found that lacking.
    2. If real life was as repetitive and mind-numbing as Persona 3's social interaction, I definitely would have issues with it. However, selecting one friend a day to hang out with and then hopefully pick the right response to their problem so I can increase our friendship points is just lame. Also, I have no idea what you mean by "make it smarter and less hostile." Could you elaborate?

    And on the personal note, no, I don't have ADHD or any other similar disorder. I'm just a father of one plus one on the way who doesn't have time for games like Persona 3.

    I will, however, note that I am currently turning back around on my love for JRPGs as I'm playing a brilliant game at the moment: Infinite Space.