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  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 1 days ago

    @Outrider It's def one of my favorite games. One of the few I've really gone deep into the extra missions outside the normal story just to keep the game from ending haha. I think the quick pace (including zero loading times, unlike the original tactics!) helps, and the judges keep you on your toes by creating interesting rules that force you to change up tactics every battle or so.

    It def can be broken by utilizing certain job/ability combos, but I skipped using any guides and just had fun. And you're right! It is pretty! A wonderful introduction to the world of Ivalice. Playing this was prob one of the reason I enjoyed the world of ff12 so much.

    Posted in Serving Up Brews, Blends, and Comfort: Inside Our Favorite Bars and Cafés of Games

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 2 days ago

    True, the main game of Kirby's Air Ride was pretty ho-hum, but the multiplayer minigames were fantastic and more than make up for it. My favorite was that it basically had Super Off Road, but with kirby characters instead of pixely jeeps.


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

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 3 days ago

    DQB was my first Dragon Quest thing, and I loved it.

    Posted in Dragon Quest Heroes 2 vs Dragon Quest Builders: Which Spin-Off Is Right for You?

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 3 days ago

    @Spectreman the Drake complaints are silly because the Uncharted games are basically pure fantasy. WWII was real and directly affected the lives of many who are sill alive today. How will a game like this address the actual dark parts of WWII. It's hard to find a balance of realism and fun without the game feeling exploitative. Will it have you play as a civilian that has to turn to prostitution in order to avoid starving to death like happened to so many women in occupied Europe? Or worse, will it have scenes like the one in the Russian airport in COD:MW2 except instead of having the choice to shoot people you have the choice to join other soldiers as they rape the people of a village? I doubt they will cover those kind of aspects (perhaps alluding to them offscreen), but they will likely make it more like Battlefield 1 and stick to violence as the main horror where maybe the character you're playing dies, dead bodies remain on the playing field longer, or it spends slightly less time glorifying battle as a means to an end. However, if it wants any legs the multiplayer will need to be fun and that will likely bring it back into the realm of fantasy more like the Uncharted series.

    And yeah, the Mummy ride at Universal Studios def suffers from a lack of adherence to the theme. Just a normal rollercoaster driving by black light paintings of skeletons? That doesn't make sense. The Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland makes a much better impression as a cohesive presentation and execution of theme.

    Posted in Call of Duty: WW2 Doesn't Care Whether Europe and D-Day Feel Fresh or Not

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 4 days ago

    It's great to see the physics engine can handle this kind of bananas stuff. I remember when you couldn't even roll your car in Gran Turismo haha

    Posted in Forza Horizon 3's Hot Wheels Expansion Looks Freakin' Amazing

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 4 days ago

    I really wanted Chaos Reborn on the iPad, but even though they expressed interest in porting it, they never did. That was likely due to the inability to reach that kickstarted stretch goal. It looks like this one is pretty well on it's way to meeting it's goal. Hopefully it does great.

    Julian Gollop seems like a super awesome guy. I've listened to interviews with him on Three Moves Ahead (or maybe GWJ) and he's just got a great mind for systems in strategy games.

    Posted in X-COM Designer Returns To the Genre With Phoenix Point

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 4 days ago

    "...challenged to survive a variety of spectacular crash testing scenarios"

    more like

    "challenged to die in spectacular crash testing scenarios while taking as many with you as you can (but it's ok cause it's pretend)"

    yas plz

    Posted in Burnout's Crash Mode Revived As Danger Zone

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 4 days ago

    It was so hard for me to get through that guy's article. It was both poorly thought out and horribly written ("Hardly anything to be ashamed of, but maybe much nothing to praise, either." wtf haha).

    "...the best interactive stories are still worse than even middling books and films."

    I hate when people compare the entire works of one medium to those of another as if it's a legitimate comparison. Even just saying a story is "better" is completely subjective, and useless in his argument as he doesn't even bring up particular books or films to create some kind of standard of comparison.

    Whatever, I am generally more about systems than story in games, but If the story is good and/or it serves to take abstract systems and turn them into something better, then I am all for that.

    Posted in Hey, Video Games: Tell Stories. Tell All Your Stories. Don't Ever Stop

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 5 days ago

    I always liked the Pub in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Sure, they sold "bread" instead of alcohol, but when the characters were asking for the really old bread, also referred to as the "hard stuff," you know what they're talking about haha.

    Posted in Serving Up Brews, Blends, and Comfort: Inside Our Favorite Bars and Cafés of Games

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 5 days ago

    near the end, Sigma looks like a juggalo version of a cross between buzz light year and nappa from DBZ

    Posted in Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Shows Off New Characters and September Release