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by David
May 6th, 2015, 5:10 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches
Replies: 18
Views: 1311

Re: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches

Atari Fever- Remember the PS3 looked like it was losing badly last-gen, only to pull ahead of the 360 at the eleventh hour, so the reverse could easily happen here with the Xbox One as well. Sony hasn't "pantsed" anyone yet, I have a feeling their egos may get their better of them sooner ...
by David
May 2nd, 2015, 6:59 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Uncharted isn't very good...
Replies: 19
Views: 1754

Re: Uncharted isn't very good...

Hmm, maybe it's because I played the first one closer to when it came out, but I remember really enjoying the game. Now, the sequels are definitely better, and sometimes the pattern of cutscene, explore, shootout, repeat can get old, but it's one of my favorite series ever. Still, the mechanics of e...
by David
April 29th, 2015, 8:12 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Chrono Trigger (Nintendo DS)
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Chrono Trigger (Nintendo DS)

I'm a Frog guy. Love his design, accent, and his theme song is sooo good.

I've played the game through twice, and I don't think I used Robo at all. In fact, he may be the only character I've never used. I guess his personality didn't grow on me.
by David
April 28th, 2015, 5:39 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Chrono Trigger (Nintendo DS)
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Chrono Trigger (Nintendo DS)

Rev - Did you get around to playing Chrono Cross? I love Chrono Trigger, but I think I love Cross even more. Amazing soundtrack, huge cast of varied characters, no random battles, beautiful art, and great battle system. The thing I love most is the way it handles leveling. You can't be under or over...
by David
April 28th, 2015, 5:24 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches
Replies: 18
Views: 1311

Re: Lessons of 8th Generation console launches

Microsoft really screwed themselves at launch in a couple ways: 1. Their Xbox reveal was God awful - confusing, stupid policies, etc. that turned off a lot of their fan base and gave Sony every opportunity to take shots at them every time they flubbed something up. 2. They tethered the Kinect to the...
by David
April 26th, 2015, 10:24 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Where are all the games?
Replies: 23
Views: 1581

Re: Where are all the games?

The Wii U doesn't get shelf space because it's just not selling very well. The PS4 and XB1 have only been out a year and a half, so hopefully as the systems mature they'll have a larger presence in stores. I'm sure digital games have made an impact, but I bet places like Amazon have made more of a d...
by David
April 20th, 2015, 3:35 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Nice mention of Dr. Mario on local CBC
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Nice mention of Dr. Mario on local CBC

I was playing Dr. Luigi with my wife tonight, and before we played I just figured I would win most games because she doesn't play anything other than Mario Kart once every couple months. Well, I was quite surprised when she started kicking my ass and reeled off five or six wins to start. Atari - I w...
by David
April 20th, 2015, 3:26 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Video Game Narrative
Replies: 22
Views: 1727

Re: Video Game Narrative

I don't think it's fair to compare gaming narratives to movies and TV, given how different they are and the needs they meet. Sometimes I debate with myself on whether to play a platformer or an RPG. If I do decide that I want to play an RPG, generally it's because I have free time and want to sink i...

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