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  • Avatar for Dr-Lame Dr-Lame 15 days ago

    I've never played a Nier or Drakengard game before, but after reading up on Yoko Taro and watching some let's play videos, I gained an appreciation for how creative this series is. Then all of the positive reviews of Nier: Automata hit, and buying this game became a no-brainer. I've already ordered it, and now I just have to wait for it to arrive.

    I usually wait for games to get cheaper before I pull the trigger, but I'm too excited for this game, and I want to support it. Can't wait for it to show up!

    Thanks for another insightful review!

    Posted in Nier: Automata Review

  • Avatar for Dr-Lame Dr-Lame 17 days ago

    Doug Bowser...with a name like that, you HAVE to work for Nintendo. It was obviously the will of his ancestors.

    Posted in The Nintendo Switch Enjoys a Strong Opening Weekend

  • Avatar for Dr-Lame Dr-Lame A month ago

    I'm disappointed that it wasn't better, but I appreciate the breakdown of what it did right and wrong. I can tell that the types of things that bothered you would really bother me as well. Especially the feeling that you're just going through the motions without it making sense within the narrative.

    Thank you for the insightful review!

    Posted in Horizon Zero Dawn Review

  • Avatar for Dr-Lame Dr-Lame 2 months ago

    @jimgamer Yeah, you make a really good point! A good D-pad is essential to enjoy a lot of games--especially 2D games. But even with 3D games, I always navigate menus with the D-pad. And while the pro controller D-pad may turn out to be nice, that's not a good portable solution.

    So like you said, they really do need at least some kind of joy-con with a D-pad. I just hope it won't take them a year plus before they finally come out with a "Super Nintendo on the go!!" campaign or something like that.

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

  • Avatar for Dr-Lame Dr-Lame 2 months ago

    You know, I feel like when the Wii U was announced, I was more excited for the potential of it than the Switch, but I didn't buy one until a couple of years into the system's launch. The Switch gives me less in the way of magical visions of gaming greatness, but I pre-ordered one right away.

    That probably has to do with the fact that with the Wii U, it was about potential (which largely never materialized, even though I do like the system). With the Switch, I know I'm going to like having my console games be portable. That's great functionality that I know will be there. And when I think about having Mario, Zelda, and a number of console RPGs be portable as well, it just has me sold. I think I'm really going to like that.

    I don't know whether the Switch will ultimately be successful, but I hope it is. Nintendo is constantly frustrating me, but I need that lighthearted, colorful, imaginative element they bring to gaming. Keeps me from getting too jaded!

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Did Nintendo's Switch Presentation Convince You to Buy, Abstain, or Wait?

  • Avatar for Dr-Lame Dr-Lame 2 months ago

    @jimgamer I can just see the joy-con that looks like the left and right sides of an NES or SNES controller. Seems like a great way to capitalize on nostalgia. Though the proportions might be too far off I guess. Still, they could follow the same color scheme and button placements. It would be interesting to see them try that, and to try to make a Gamecube version as well.Edited January 2017 by Unknown

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

  • Avatar for Dr-Lame Dr-Lame 2 months ago

    1) "None of this would matter if the console's library came cross as a wet fart, though, and happily Nintendo's initial teasers gave me hope on that front, too."
    >>"Wet fart"? XD That one earned a literal LOL. Thank you, and thank whatever editor decided to leave that in.

    2) Those RPG announcements have me excited, too. I like portability and all, but generally prefer to play on a TV when I can. If all of those 3DS RPGs suddenly became Switch RPGs that I could play on a big screen, that would be amazing.

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

  • Avatar for Dr-Lame Dr-Lame 2 months ago

    "In my old age"? Please, Jeremy...we're not living in a 1990s localization of a Japanese SNES RPG, where every "ojisan" gets converted to "old man". You're only a couple of years older than me, I think. I know crossing 40 is rough, but're scaring me...

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

  • Avatar for Dr-Lame Dr-Lame 3 months ago

    Wheeeew....that opening cinematic was amazing. Sometimes I get jaded about games, but that trailer reached into my brain and un-jaded something. It's like it pressed some sort of code, and my brain was like "OK, let's do it! Time for an adventure!". I can't really explain it.

    Posted in Dragon Quest XI Gameplay Revealed, Switch Version Confirmed

  • Avatar for Dr-Lame Dr-Lame 3 months ago

    Reading Mike Williams' article on the Nintendo Switch patents made me think of this column. Specifically, he mentioned the possibility of game-specific joy-cons coming out.

    There's not any guarantee that will happen, but if it does, it might end up adding a dose of originality and personality to the way those games control. You mentioned that standardized control schemes are great for making games easy to play, but they can also make them all feel like similar experiences. I certainly wouldn't expect games with unique joy-cons to revolutionize gaming or anything, but if they're fun and popular enough (big 'ifs'), then they might inject some nice creativity into the gaming space.

    It's still a huge question mark, but I feel like game-specific joy-cons have some potential to spice things up a little.

    Posted in In Praise of the B-Game