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  • Avatar for orient orient 8 days ago

    Probably the last physical 3DS game I'll buy - a fantastic way to go out.

    Posted in Metroid: Samus Returns Review: A Near Perfect Remake of an Underappreciated Gem

  • Avatar for orient orient 27 days ago

    This looks exponentially worse than the original's gorgeous pixel art; totally indistinguishable from many generic JRPG mobile games. Sigh.

    Posted in Secret of Mana Gets a Remake on PS4, Vita, and PC

  • Avatar for orient orient A month ago

    Solid list -- Sonic 2 is correctly the best (well, besides Sonic Mania) -- but the exclusion of the most popular 8-bit Sonic game, Sonic The Hedgehog for Game Gear and Master System, is an odd choice because it should have easily made the top ten. Sonic 2 for Game Gear on the other hand is hot trash on the level of Triple Trouble and Chaos.

    It's also worth mentioning that Sonic Pocket Adventure on Neo Geo Pocket Color is a precursor to the Sonic Advance series featuring classic levels and is also better than most of the games on this list.

    Posted in Gotta Go Fast: Ranking All of The Sonic The Hedgehog Games

  • Avatar for orient orient A month ago

    @SIGGYZtar Sony didn't give a cent towards the development, they're only promoting it in the same way they do a lot of their console exclusives: marketing. Deep Silver seem to be picking up SEGA's slack in a few regions so this deal makes sense.

    Technically there was no publisher for the PS4 version before this point, and they would've needed the cash to finish the project seems as though it was delayed for 12 months (and the budget was tiny to begin with).

    Posted in Deep Silver is Publishing Shenmue III

  • Avatar for orient orient A month ago

    So glad the flagship cast is back!

    As the resident Shenmue fan, I have to say that Mike did a good job of communicating what makes Shenmue special, but comparing the characters in Shenmue to those in Yakuza isn't exactly apples to apples. Both games have wildly different narrative styles and tell their stories in very different ways. There's no doubt Kiryu and co are deeper characters, but there's a heavy reliance on extremely long and frequent cut-scenes to flesh those characters out, while Shenmue is much more minimal. Yakuza is thick with twists and turns like the most melodramatic crime drama imaginable, whereas Shenmue has more of a martial arts movie-type plot. They're very different things, both good in their own way.

    Posted in The USgamer Podcast: Hellblade, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, and Permadeath

  • Avatar for orient orient A month ago

    I will always prefer the Shenmue games to Yakuza because, while there are similarities, Shenmue is a contemplative exploration and investigation game. Yakuza is a cracking skulls and follow-the-map-marker game. They're completely different at their core. I love Yakuza but Shenmue is something wholly unique.

    Posted in Who Needs Shenmue 3 When You Have Yakuza?

  • Avatar for orient orient A month ago

    I would've picked this up weeks ago when it came out here in Australia, if Nintendo had a proper account system, but they don't. With purchases restricted to a single system and my entire library being digital, the 2DS XL is not a "must-have" but a "when it's $99, I guess...if there are any games I want to own physically".

    Posted in Nintendo New 2DS XL Review: The 3DS Model You Should Own

  • Avatar for orient orient 3 months ago

    @Kat.Bailey I don't know, but a lot people are buying a Switch, so maybe? I actually think Switch is a perfect parents device that makes playing games so much more convenient when you have kids. I'm a parent who would take the less impressive version of a game because it's portable, and younger kids would be in this category, too.

    Posted in Why I Can't See FIFA 18 on the Switch Being a Success

  • Avatar for orient orient 3 months ago

    This is written from a hardcore player's perspective and misses the broader picture. Obviously the FIFA faithful won't drop their PS4/Xbone games to play this version, but there are *so* many people out there who play FIFA casually and don't necessarily care if it's the best version, especially now it's portable. Just look at how long they release FIFA games on last-gen hardware for. Switch doesn't have the install base just yet but it's rapidly getting there.

    Posted in Why I Can't See FIFA 18 on the Switch Being a Success

  • Avatar for orient orient 3 months ago

    @jbowen Screen size is the main differentiator for me. The extra 1.2" provided by the Switch's screen is a big QOL improvement over Vita/3DS. The form factor isn't perfect (no D-pad *yet*, position of the right analog stick) but then again, neither is the Vita's; I'm playing through Axiom Verge right now (because I'm tired of waiting for a Switch version) and those shoulder buttons on Vita are pretty horrible, to reach and press.

    Posted in Sony Doesn't Really Like Talking About the Vita