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by Paul Campbell
June 7th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?
Replies: 23
Views: 1257

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,...
by Paul Campbell
June 6th, 2019, 1:47 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?
Replies: 23
Views: 1257

Anyone else totally underwhelmed by Cuphead?

I heard all this hype about Cuphead, about how it had retro game play but with an original graphic style all its own. I read lots of user reviews online praising the game, while also universally mentioning its undeniable difficulty. The trailer in the Nintendo E-Shop on the Switch did a really good ...
by Paul Campbell
June 3rd, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/5/30: Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Duck Tales
Replies: 25
Views: 1557

Re: 2019/5/30: Game Boy: Super Mario Land, Duck Tales

I like SML, but it isn't nearly worthy of the precious A+. When you play 6 Golden Coins, which feels like it's from a future Gameboy generation, you'll have to either drop SML into the B range, or give it your first ever A+++. I seriously think you are going to have a situation on your hands. It mak...
by Paul Campbell
June 2nd, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Ebay: Then and Now
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Ebay: Then and Now

I had the EXACT same thing happen with a subwoofer in the early days of Ebay. Picture was of a high-end, expensive car sub (no model number), yet I received the absolute base model from the same brand (probably a $200 difference) and the guy was like "Dude, nobody ACTUALLY uses the photo to kno...
by Paul Campbell
April 22nd, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/4/20: Nintendo Switch: Hollow Knight
Replies: 28
Views: 2343

Re: 2019/4/20: Nintendo Switch: Hollow Knight

Of the people who have played Axiom Verge and Hollow Knight, is it now safe to say that most prefer Hollow Knight? I have both downloaded to my PS4, but I haven't started either. I consider them very close. I powered through Axiom Verge wide eyed and on the edge of my seat. There have been a few ti...
by Paul Campbell
April 21st, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/4/20: Nintendo Switch: Hollow Knight
Replies: 28
Views: 2343

Re: 2019/4/20: Nintendo Switch: Hollow Knight

I'm going to add some thoughts on this game after my last comment: Another thing that was slow-burning in the game, for me, was the music. The amazing music. Still reeling from the sometimes chest thumping, sometimes mysterious, but always memorable music of Axiom Verge, I was initially disappointed...
by Paul Campbell
April 20th, 2019, 11:58 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/4/20: Nintendo Switch: Hollow Knight
Replies: 28
Views: 2343

Re: 2019/4/20: Nintendo Switch: Hollow Knight

I've been looking forward to this review for a while, and I'm actually a tad surprised to see the perfect score. Not because I don't think the game deserves it, but because I thought a couple of the issues I have with the game are known to be issues that you don't get over too easily. I've logged co...
by Paul Campbell
April 18th, 2019, 2:49 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/4/17: Atari XEGS: River Raid, Operation Blood: Light Gun Version
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: 2019/4/17: Atari XEGS: River Raid, Operation Blood: Light Gun Version

Stalvern wrote:Surely the appropriate disclaimer in Pac-Man's case would be about opioid addiction.


Ahh, that was damn funny.
by Paul Campbell
April 14th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/4/14: NES: Final Fantasy (Guest Review), Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom
Replies: 21
Views: 1286

Re: 2019/4/14: NES: Final Fantasy (Guest Review), Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom

The Princess Tomato review is missing the words "that" and "a" in the fourth sentence. "THAT is set in A magical..."
by Paul Campbell
April 2nd, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/4/1: Xbox One: Sid Meier's Civilization: Flat Earth Edition
Replies: 31
Views: 1942

Re: 2019/4/1: Xbox One: Sid Meier's Civilization: Flat Earth Edition

As a long-time reader who is an ACTUAL flat-Earther (yup, I'm nuts) this is my second favorite April-Fools review. Nothing will beat the screenshot of Bioshock on the 2600

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