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by Paul Campbell
July 20th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Games to play after work
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Games to play after work

I completely agree on the value of gaming for the specific purpose of relaxing after work. I'm 42 and I run my own business, so my days vary in length and intensity. Sometimes the best thing I can do to remain enthusiastic is to think about how great it will be to relax with a game at the end of the...
by Paul Campbell
July 19th, 2019, 3:19 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/7/14: Wii U: Rodea the Sky Soldier, Shovel Knight
Replies: 22
Views: 687

Re: 2019/7/14: Wii U: Rodea the Sky Soldier, Shovel Knight

I would like to nominate that picture for "Picture that gives you the least amount of an impression of what the game is like". Looks like someone left the shutter of the camera open too long and it made the screen look like a blurry mess. I have absolutely zero idea what kind of game this ...
by Paul Campbell
July 12th, 2019, 1:03 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: First CD versus vs First Streaming Consoles
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: First CD versus vs First Streaming Consoles

Very fitting topic as the Ouya servers just went offline effectively rendering them semi-functional (and new old stock or factory reset ones as paperweights). I'm still annoyed by this - I actually like the Ouya. I liked the Ouya too. I think, besides a less than optimal controller, it's main downf...
by Paul Campbell
July 12th, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Looking for a middle person based in the U.S
Replies: 17
Views: 571

Re: Looking for a middle person based in the U.S

What the heck. I'll help. Something to break up the monotony of my life...
by Paul Campbell
June 19th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Should Yooka-Laylee have the controversial icon or no?
Replies: 34
Views: 958

Re: Should Yooka-Laylee have the controversial icon or no?

Most "controversy" these days is phony outrage fueled by a handful of people with a hash tag, and is only there to draw clicks and views to websites. The quicker you ignore it, the quicker it goes away.
by Paul Campbell
June 19th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/6/18: Nintendo Switch: Sonic Team Racing
Replies: 18
Views: 673

Re: 2019/6/18: Nintendo Switch: Sonic Team Racing

I thought Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed was fantastic so its sad to hear this one falls below the last effort. Still the score is not bad so I'll check it out when it comes down in price. I wonder if there will be a patch on it's way to improve the 4-player splitscreen. I imagine the Xbox and ...
by Paul Campbell
June 16th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?

But haven't review rubrics been around since the mid-90's? Different people have different tastes; you're not obligated to like everything critics praise. Might be that critics have played so many games they're looking for something different. That makes a lot of sense. There used to be a ton of pl...
by Paul Campbell
June 14th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?

Very good point. Probably one of the gaming downfalls of our hyper-critical online society.
by Paul Campbell
June 13th, 2019, 2:27 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?

I feel like this about a lot of games now. I think, ‘am I missing something?’, and ‘why did this get such good reviews’. Maybe it is just my age (42). My Switch is filled with older games and remasters. I don’t want to sound like a grumpy old smeg though. Pretty much exactly where I am and what I a...
by Paul Campbell
June 7th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?

Otherwise, it's much more forgiving than any Contra, and I feel it's finely tuned enough to be more than a gimmicky art style wrapped around an average game. Envision it like this... For the shmup stages, keep all the core gameplay the same, but remove the cartoon graphics. In place of the cartoon,...

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