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Freelance cartoonist who wishes he could be paid to play video games instead of drawing.

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  • Avatar for camchow camchow An hour ago

    I think I'd have to go with the PS2. Right around when FF8 came out I switched over from my N64 to a PS1. I was a fan of Square RPGs on the SNES and N64 just wasn't cutting it anymore. From that day on I was more of a Playstation guy than a Nintendo kid. When the PS2 was announced I was so excited to imagine all the great PS1 era games getting an amazing PS2 level games. I was 16 and decided I needed one day one. That was the whole reason I got my first part time job at a Burger King. Worked there for little under 2 months, just enough to save up some money for a PS2 and everything else I wanted, but once the PS2 came out I put in a not even 2 week notice to quit on launch day. Went to the midnight launch in the mall and then skipped school the next day to play Midnight Club (I was a fan of Midtown Madness but didn't have a PC that could play it). Anyway, all that irresponsiblity finally caught up to me and my parents were furious I skipped school and quit work just for the PS2, I wasn't even allowed to play it for a week. Oh well! PS2 launch was kind of weak in retrospect anyway!
    @SargeSmash I'm with you dude. I was too young and not able to convince my parents to get a SNES when it came out, but I knew about it and was dying to get my hands on it. I was able to ultimately get them to rent a SNES for me eventually, one whole weekend with Super Mario World. After the second rental weekend some time later I guess my folks figured they should just buy one.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's Your Most Memorable Console Launch?

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 7 hours ago

    It makes me so happy to see other people really appreciating Zelda 2. My earliest memories of Zelda include accidently deleting my cousins end game save files on Zelda 1 and them in turn purposefully getting game overs on Zelda 2 because they knew Gannon scared the crap out of me. I was about 4-5 years old and I literally thought Satan himself was taking over the TV to get me. I never beat the NES Zeldas until I was an adult.

    It was a couple years ago I finally decided I needed to go back and beat Zelda 2, it has it's flaws for sure but man it was so nice to play a Zelda game that felt like a big and dangerous adventure, especially after Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. I even made sure to have a notepad and pencil handy to make my own dungeon maps, I really wanted to get pulled back to that era of gaming. It was challenging but with careful use of the shield and healing spells I was able to get through. I'd say the only really bullshit parts are getting a game over when you were just a couple hundred XP away from a late game level up, only to have to grind and walk all the way back to the dungeon, or the final boss himself. Maybe one day I'll beat Dark Link without cheesing the fight by crouching in the corner.

    Zelda 2 is such a great game. Anyone up for a challenge really needs to give it a shot. Just takes some getting used to. Once you make it past Death Mountain I feel like you really start getting the skills, spells and levels you need for it to not feel so hard anymore.

    Posted in Rough Entry: My First Zelda Game Was Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 2 days ago

    I'm so excited for this. I've always been a fan of ME1's exploration, something I felt 2 and 3 faltered on. SO glad they are making exploration a huge focus of the new game. I can't wait to drive this new Mako and tumble and boost all over the place. Does the Nomad have a cannon or machineguns like the Make did?

    Posted in Mass Effect Andromeda: How Well Does it Balance Action and RPG?

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 2 days ago

    Such a great game. Tried to get my wife to play through it a while back and she gave up at the Dragon Tank. Oh well. Glad to see you are enjoying it, hope you have been able to steer clear of any spoilers, idk how you could with such an old and renowned game but still! This game blew me away as a kid, every RPG fan needs to play it.

    I'd second Thetick's comment, Chrono Cross is great too, if you do try that one at some point just keep in mind is it super different to Trigger. I love them both, I feel like Trigger is overall the better game (and more straight forward) but Cross is so engrossing if you really let yourself get pulled in by it's mind bending story.

    Posted in I'm Finally Playing Chrono Trigger for the First Time, and Holy Crap Does It Live Up to Its Reputation

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 4 days ago

    Interesting review. I can see how this sort of game isn't going to be for everyone. When I first saw gameplay of this game I wanted it to be more of a Monster Hunter kind of game, I'll probably still go into it without worrying too much about the story. I'm so used to cringing or being annoyed by stories in games these days that I'll get through this fine. I'm enjoying Nioh right now but man the story is pretty dumb. Fire Emblem Awakening is one of my favorite 3DS games but it's story is garbage. Honestly what I was more concerned about is how Aloy seems to talk to herself constantly, but man, the game looks beautiful and I'm totally fine with an RPG open world grind. I more concerned about just getting lost in the world, hunting down the mechs and exploring. I put like 250+ hours into Fallout 4, I play MMOs to explore the world while leveling and thrown them out once I hit level cap. I think I'll probably end up enjoying that kind of gameplay in Horizon Zero Dawn.

    Posted in Horizon Zero Dawn Review

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 10 days ago

    The only DLC I've ever bought has been for the Witcher 3 and Fallout 4. With that as my only basis to judge dlc content I've got to admit I don't see myself paying $20 for what is being offered here.

    But really, it's hard to say though. What does "New original story" even mean? A half hour sub quest? Or is is more like a 10 hour like some of the DLC I'm accustomed to? I mean Far Harbor and Blood and Wine were well worth the price but that included many days of gameplay for me. I guess I'll have to wait and see what Nintendo is planning but my gut says not to get my hopes up.

    Posted in Opinion: Don't Fuse Zelda Breath of the Wild's DLC into a Season Pass, Nintendo

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 11 days ago

    Whenever I think of Illusion of Gaia I always think of this music and those spooky ghost heads. Melancholic and creepy, even as a kid it was just a tiny bit too unsettling. Wish I could have finished it back then.

    Posted in Starting Screen: Nintendo Switch and the Sound of Silence

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 15 days ago

    I played through the demo a few weeks ago and was sold. I beat the ogress on my third or fourth try. Played the retail version yesterday and just finished the first real area with the fishing village and demon on the boat. Got him in my third try.

    There was a point in my life that I thought I could say I was kinda good at games, but I'm in my mid 30s now and I definitely feel like I don't really hold up to what some people put themselves through now. Whenever I play something like Fallout 4, Mass Effect or idk Last of Us, I always play in Normal mode and never really feel the need to try the hardest difficulty modes. (well ok, Fallout 4 I bumped up to hard in the later levels).

    Yet I'm LOVING Nioh and I loved Bloodborne which I just finished for my first time last month. (I also beat Demon Souls years ago but gave up on Dark Souls when I hit that impossibly dark cave of giant skeletons.) I'm probably way too early to make a judgement call but everything so far in Nioh + the demo, has been much easier than say Bloodborne or Dark Souls.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Let's Talk About Nioh's Difficulty

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 21 days ago

    Miitomo was cute for a while but never spent money on it.
    I overall like Fire Emblem, wish I could somehow choose certain characters instead of gashapon. I doubt I'll ever spend money on it. I mean, for 6 bucks I get 2 random spins? Wtf? Get out of here. I have money on my google play account that I have absolutely no use for, just sitting there waiting to be spent, but 6 bucks for 2 RANDOM characters? You've got to be kidding me.

    Is this what these mobile RPGs usually charge for this kind of thing? I really don't get it.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Are You Happy With Nintendo's Mobile Games So Far?

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 21 days ago

    Yeah typical mobile FTP RPG. At the very least the gameplay is fun especially in short bursts. I never play a mobile game expecting to sit on the couch for hours at a time with it.

    My only real complaint is that there is no way to get the heroes you want. I'd kill for a Hearthstone like option where you could grind up heroes you don't care about into dust and use that to buy the exact character you want, even if it's locked at 3 stars.

    Posted in Opinion: Fire Emblem Heroes Brings With It All the Familiar Excesses of Free-to-Play