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  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 4 days ago

    I liked it a bit more than that when I played through it for the first time earlier this year. Probably a 4/5 experience for me. Not perfect, but very good for what it is.

    Posted in Vanquish Review: Style Over Substance

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 19 days ago

    Very cool. I just finished this off on PS3, and despite not being much of a shooter fan, I enjoyed it a lot. Hopefully it will find more success than it did at its original release!

    Posted in Vanquish PC Port Coming out Later This Month

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 22 days ago

    @brionfoulke91 : That's cool, I definitely understand the love for the game. I guess when I say "unfair", I mean that the mechanics for a first-time player are rather punitive for a game that constantly wishes to surprise the player. The rules change constantly, which is both its greatest strength and weakness. I can totally see where there is a set of folks that love the game for that very reason, as it requires a sort of skill and precision that many games don't.

    Posted in Retro Game Fans Get Riled Up by the Twitter Poll from Hell

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 23 days ago

    @brionfoulke91 : Yeah, I don't limit my 10s, but there's definitely a good reason to grade effectively.

    Battletoads is an interesting choice. I like it a lot, even if I think it's much too unfair to warrant a 10, at least in my book. After finishing it, though, I have a much greater appreciation for the wild creativity on display. Given a less punitive continue system, it would absolutely be an all-time great.

    Contra, ironically, probably inhabits a similar space. I used to not like it much at all, but as I got better at the game, it really started to shine. It's absolutely one of my favorite games ever, as is its NES sequel. And I finally got that no-death run! (And promptly repeated three more times to try to get video evidence, haha!)

    I know I've told the story 'round these parts before, but most of my hate for SMB3 was a combination of all my friends ignoring other spectacular games for it, and a younger friend of mine that would want me to beat it for him every time I came over. I probably finished it at least 30 times in a short time span...

    Now? It's my favorite 2D Mario game. Go figure!Edited 4 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Retro Game Fans Get Riled Up by the Twitter Poll from Hell

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 24 days ago

    @brionfoulke91 : Those are all 10s to me. I still think Kirby is the best platformer on the system.

    Posted in Retro Game Fans Get Riled Up by the Twitter Poll from Hell

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 24 days ago

    They're memorable, and even iconic, in SMB3, but pretty much every track in Mega Man 2 is gold.

    Posted in Retro Game Fans Get Riled Up by the Twitter Poll from Hell

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 24 days ago

    Mega Man 2 is where it's at. I actually used to hate SMB3, but not for any reasons dealing with quality. I have since come around.

    Posted in Retro Game Fans Get Riled Up by the Twitter Poll from Hell

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 25 days ago

    I replayed this not too long ago, and it's easily one of the best Star Wars games ever.

    Posted in "The Greatest Star Wars Game Ever": Dark Forces

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 27 days ago

    I hope it's structured more like the first game, which was very Zelda-ish, as opposed to the second, which felt more like Prince of Persia mashed up with God of War and Diablo. The Diablo elements, in particular, didn't feel like they served much of a purpose. It was still fun, though.

    Posted in Darksiders 3 Has Its Fury Unleashed By Amazon

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash A month ago

    Interesting that y'all posted this now, since I was just discussing this with some others on a message board I frequent!

    If I might be pedantic for a moment (sorry!), do Rainbow Curse, Canvas Curse, and Mass Attack really count as "traditional" Kirby games? I would definitely slot them in the spinoff section.

    As for the choices, I'm not quite so high on Amazing Mirror, but y'all have great taste in putting Kirby's Adventure at the top. On top of that, I'd very much argue that the NES version is the better one, not just for how impressive it is but for how the extra screen real estate helps. Plus, in the NES version, you don't instantly accelerate to dash-jump speed in all circumstances like in the GBA version, a little control quirk that has always bothered me there.

    Other than some minor quibbles, the rest of the chart looks good. Kirby games have such a consistency that even the iffy entries are quite excellent!

    Posted in All of the Kirby Games, Ranked From Worst to Best

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