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Brad Toker

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  • Avatar for InsertTokenz InsertTokenz 7 hours ago

    Absolutely not. I still go back and play many favorite old games from time to time. Could I be devoting more time in trying out new gaming experiences? Sure, but if there's one thing I can take away from having played so many video games up this point, is that it has allowed me to develop and refine my tastes in what I enjoy playing most overall.

    Suffice to say, the medium is seemingly ever-expanding. With so many games being created and released covering such a broad spectrum of concepts and genres, it's to a point now where even I can't keep up with it all even if I devoted all my time to playing nothing but new releases constantly. If anything, I feel I'm better off now spending my spare time getting the most out of the games I already know I love and can revisit at my leisure. To me, playing video games is ultimately about having fun, so I will play the games I find to be the most fun. That will always take priority.

    To put it simply, "You do you."

    (or to be perhaps more eloquent , "Do what makes ya happy.")


    Posted in It's Hard to Play New Games When There Are So Many Exciting Remakes on the Way

  • Avatar for InsertTokenz InsertTokenz 8 hours ago
  • Avatar for InsertTokenz InsertTokenz 2 days ago

    Absolutely. The 3DS has become my second favorite gaming system of all time after the Super Nintendo, and with the backlog of great 3DS, DS, Virtual Console, and eShop games I have yet to get through, I don't see myself abandoning this thing ever. Sure, there will be instances when I may spend a little more time on my Switch, but I mainly use that system as a home console regardless. I still take my New 3DS everywhere, so I can't see myself packing it away in storage ever.

    Plus, there are still new games coming out this year for it to be excited about. (And I still have my fingers crossed that the 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI will be brought over here in the near future!)Edited 4 times. Last edited Yesterday by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Are You Still Playing Your Nintendo 3DS?

  • Avatar for InsertTokenz InsertTokenz 5 days ago

    As far as DS exclusive games go, this was my favorite of the bunch. It felt so refreshing in a lot of ways and served as probably the best showcase for the creative potential the DS could provide.

    Posted in The World Ends With You Has Become an RPG Classic

  • Avatar for InsertTokenz InsertTokenz 10 days ago

    Like many others, it's gotta be Dragon Quest XI (in particular the 3DS version if it gets brought over). Otherwise, getting the Switch port of Dragon Quest Builders is also right up there.

    Oh, and Project Octopath Traveler too. :)Edited 2 times. Last edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Which Game Are You Looking Forward to Most in 2018?

  • Avatar for InsertTokenz InsertTokenz 17 days ago

    These aren't in any particular order, as it's too damn hard figuring out what to place higher/lower since I loved playing all these games for different reasons:

    Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)
    Culdcept Revolt (3DS)
    Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
    Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U/Switch)
    Enter the Gungeon (Switch)
    Crawl (Switch)
    Wonderboy: The Dragon's Trap (Switch)
    Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)
    DOOM (Switch)
    Monolith (PC)

    Honorable mentions: Sonic Mania (Switch), Kingdom: New Lands (Switch), Skyrim (Switch), Ever Oasis (3DS), Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ (Switch)Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What are Your Top 10 Games of 2017?

  • Avatar for InsertTokenz InsertTokenz 28 days ago

    I know I mentioned this before (I believe in response to a community question of the week), but I was already seeing graphics technology in gaming to be diminishing returns since HD was originally shown off. Sure, visuals were made sharper, but unlike the shift from 2 dimensional to 3 dimensional games stretching from the 1990's through the early 2000's, there was little residual impact on actual game design to make the tech feel as important or exciting. No new game genres were really birthed from the advent of high definition visuals, and they barely lead to any major revisions on existing gameplay mechanics/systems (L.A. Noire might be the best example I can think off with the more detailed facial animation tech serving an important part of the unique interrogating gameplay, and to a lesser extent Dead Rising with it's initial ability to host massive mobs of enemies on screen at the time). It's doubtful if we will ever see another crazy period of advancement like the 2D-3D shift again as it was simply a one time event that could never be replicated, short of video game technology getting some radical overall (like divorcing itself from televisions entirely to adopt some other form of visual media perhaps).

    Apologies if I come across like a broken record/potentially ranty at this point (It wasn't the intent). I know not everyone might be looking at video game graphics in the same sense and that they might simply want "prettier" games at the end of the day. It's just hard for someone like myself who grew up with such changes happening back then to look at what's happening now and being as excited when it comes to that facet of the medium. Just my 2 cents. :)Edited 4 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in 2017 Was the Year Graphics Became Less Important Than Ever

  • Avatar for InsertTokenz InsertTokenz A month ago

    Yeah, I got quite a few to list on this one.

    Etrian Odyssey 5
    Mario vs Rabbits Kingdom Battle
    Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
    Monster Hunter Stories
    Stardew Valley
    Golf StoryEdited 5 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Which 2017 Game Did You Miss out on That You Still Really Want to Play?

  • Avatar for InsertTokenz InsertTokenz A month ago

    So many great winter-themed areas out there. Nadia kind of already mentioned my top pick of Chrono Trigger's Death Peak. However, the Snow Barrel Blast Donkey Kong Country level, Kat's choice of Shadow Moses Island, Metroid Prime's Phendrana Drifts, Earthbound's land of Winters, Secret of Mana's winter lands, and Final Fantasy VI's town of Narshe were also fantastic winter-based settings I loved a great deal.

    With that said, I will go with a choice no one has mentioned yet. That being Yokosuka, Japan featured in the original Shenmue. The atmosphere of the area, and how it would gradually change with the coming of the Christmas season was always so compelling to take in.

    Fun fact: The changing weather featured in the game was based on actual historic weather data taken during 1986 in Japan, which is the time the game's plot takes place in

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's Your Favorite Winter-themed Environment or Level in a Game?

  • Avatar for InsertTokenz InsertTokenz A month ago

    "All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu. This is the truth! This is my belief!...At least for now."

    Definitely Chrono Trigger's Nu. An enigmatic creature that has endured from the prehistoric era all the way till the end of the world with deceptive strength, and a butt-load of tech points to award to those who can defeat it. Seemingly dimwitted yet capable of many things, all while filling the typical iconic and simple character design traits a good mascot character represents.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Who's Your Favorite Game or Game Series Mascot?