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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 6 days ago

    Seeing how well this thing handles these games I am tempted to try it for Breath of the Wild and Xenoblade Chronicles X. I never got around to getting a Wii U but man I do want to try those games. Though even if I buy the games I still feel a bit, idk, shifty to play them on my PC if I never really bought the system they were meant for.

    Posted in Breath of the Wild Nearly Running on PC Via CEMU Emulator

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 11 days ago

    @jakeryan96 idk man, I appreciate this approach. Worked for Nioh. I would have never thought to buy that game if it wasn't for their pre-release demos. I'm glad I got to try Mass Effect before it's release next week. Still on the fence if I'll get it or not though.

    I think it is just that the product they are releasing isn't the best it could be. Sure it might be a mistake on their part to share that with everyone but I'd rather them stumble like this than hide away reviews until launch day.

    Posted in Are Mass Effect Andromeda's Opening Hours Really That Bad? (Yeah, Kind Of)

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 12 days ago

    Playing through the demo and just got to part where you get the new Mako (it's name escapes me, whoops). So far it's been... hmm. OK. Hints of greatness held back by some really strange design choices (only 3 active abilities? wtf) and honestly pretty bad facial animations. I feel like the main crew isn't too bad but all the other NPCs are just bad. Idk, maybe it wouldn't look and feel bad last gen but I've been spoiled with games that DO have great faces and animations. Idk. Game feels a bit rushed but I'm going to keep at the demo. I really do love how mobile you are in this game compared to the other Mass Effects, LOVE the jet boosts.

    It's been fun over all minus the bit where you are walking around the station. Idk, maybe it's the lighting or sound design but the station this time around feels so boring, I just had to get off of there as soon as possible.

    Posted in Are Mass Effect Andromeda's Opening Hours Really That Bad? (Yeah, Kind Of)

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 12 days ago

    Just finished it yesterday. It was great, only a few nitpicky gripes but man overall the game was a blast, glad to see it did well.

    Posted in Horizon Zero Dawn Uncovers 2.6 Million in Sales Worldwide

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 22 days ago

    So uh, any chance of alternative costumes? Cause man... yikes. Other than that I loved the demo.

    Posted in Nier: Automata Review

  • Avatar for camchow camchow 26 days ago

    I feel this. I want so badly to play Zelda but as someone who never got around to buying a Wii U it's either pay 350-430 (pro controller) or buying a used Wii U I guess. Idk, neither option appeals right now. I have a secret evil wish that Nintendo would just drop the 1 or 2 games I want on other consoles or PC but I know that's ridiculous. Man I just really want Zelda BotW.

    Funny enough I had originally thought I would be getting one day 1 but after that Switch Nintendo Direct I was really caught off guard of how few games the system was going to have. The Direct turned me from day one buy to wait until later. For now I'll wait. I have Horizon Zero Dawn and Mass Effect + Persona 4 are just around the corner. Better use of my money for now. Hopefully I can justify the price later on.

    But damn do I really want to play Zelda...

    Posted in Why I Would Probably Wait on the Switch if I Weren't in the Press

  • Avatar for camchow camchow A month 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 A month 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 A month 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 A month 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

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