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Brian Clark

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  • Avatar for BrianClark BrianClark 2 months ago
  • Avatar for BrianClark BrianClark 2 months ago

    @Tetragrammaton Yeah, I suppose I don't remember the speed of it. It sure did look pretty though!Edited January 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in Should You Buy Dragon Quest VIII for the Nintendo 3DS?

  • Avatar for BrianClark BrianClark 2 months ago

    I probably only played around 10 hours of the PS2 version, but I noticed another change (beyond the removal of the orchestrated music) that made me sad while playing the 3DS version: The interface.

    Level 5 put in a lot of their signature charm into the interface in creating the PS2 version. But the 3DS version discards the parchment-like backgrounds, character pictures, and item art and replaces it all with a bunch of white text over black backgrounds.

    While certainly not a deal breaker, it's something I'll miss while playing.Edited January 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in Should You Buy Dragon Quest VIII for the Nintendo 3DS?

  • Avatar for BrianClark BrianClark 2 months ago

    Will you be publishing this on the podcast feed?

    Posted in Watch: USgamer Breaks Down Whether the Switch's Presentation Was a Success or a Failure

  • Avatar for BrianClark BrianClark 2 months ago

    @ericspratling56 I'm not even a dad and I agree with you (and Jeremy) completely.

    The 3DS is my go-to console these days. I play it pretty much every day, be it on my exercise bike, during breaks at work, waiting for a table at a restaurant, sitting in my favorite recliner while sipping on a nice glass of whiskey, or lying in bed. Occasionally I'll play it while watching a TV show with my wife if it's something I've seen before or I'm not particularly invested in. The Switch will let me keep doing all of these things while also offering me the opportunity to drop it in the dock and play on a TV. I can easily imagine myself playing the Switch when I have kids too.

    The price is exactly what I expected it to be. I'm not really sure what people expected, and I've seen a lot of comments elsewhere saying, "Oh, but I could buy a PS4 for less." Sure, but that's a 3-year-old home console and you can't exactly walk out the door with your PS4 and expect it play it on-the-go.

    I'll admit, the launch line-up looks disappointing and the "2.5 hours" for the low estimate on battery life makes me a bit hesitant, but Nintendo (finally) using a non-proprietary charging method (USB-C) means it'll be easy to charge on the go using a car charger or an external battery pack.

    Plus, I'm very excited for all the RPGs announced for it. Sure, some of them are coming to other consoles as well, but having a convenient way to play them is almost essential for me since they take several hours to complete.

    And hell yes for more SMT. Jeremy, I picked up SMTIV a few weeks ago based on your 5/5 review (I was look at SMTIV Apocalypse but decided to give the original a shot, especially since it was only $20) and I love it. I'm also glad I'm not the only one getting a SaGa vibe from... uhh... whatever the hell Square Enix named it... Octopath Traveler! It looks pretty cool, even if it'll take me forever to remember that name.

    Sure, maybe the Switch isn't a day-one purchase for me (if they're easy to find I might change my tune), but I'll definitely be getting one once the games start rolling out.

    Posted in Opinion: Switch Isn't for Everyone, But It's Definitely For Me

  • Avatar for BrianClark BrianClark 8 months ago

    I think part of the issues the game has been facing is just an overload of people trying to play it. It seems pretty reliant on connecting to servers to generate the content.

    Posted in My First Day With Pokémon Go Was a Bust

  • Avatar for BrianClark BrianClark A year ago

    Picked it up during Steam's Winter Sale and promptly put 60 hours into it before finally beating the game with Aria.

    I had to talk myself out of getting it for Vita, but I highly recommend it to anyone who is even slightly curious.

    Posted in Crypt of the Necrodancer PS4/PS Vita Review: Rhythmic Roguelike

  • Avatar for BrianClark BrianClark A year ago

    @DrFunkalupicus If your machine can handle it, the PC version offers some higher res textures (you'll need more than 2gb VRAM) and a framerate with a limit of 100fps. The consoles are more or less locked at 30 fps.

    Posted in Does It Hold Up? Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Avatar for BrianClark BrianClark A year ago

    I literally thought that was a screenshot of Bravely Second before I read that it was Legend of Legacy.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Which October Game Are you Most Looking Forward To?

  • Avatar for BrianClark BrianClark A year ago

    I would hardly call a lot of these "remakes." Many are just HD ports or enhanced versions.

    Posted in What Are the Best Video Game Remakes?