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  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 15 days ago

    I have no interest in Zelda, and I'm pretty sick of Skyrim, but come one... that Link outfit in Skyrim Switch is pretty neat.

    Posted in Welcome to Video Games' Next Top E3 Presenter: The Best-Dressed of E3 2017

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 16 days ago

    Sounds like a fair price to me. I don't have much interest in owning a XBONE, having a PS4 and enjoying its exclusives, but... I dunno, it doesn't sound too bad. I think MS's real problem is having too many SKUs on the market.

    Posted in The Internet Reacts to the Xbox One X $499 Price

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 19 days ago

    Ilove the freedom it allows, but as someone who tends to mostly clear an area before moving on, the update didn't do much for me except make everything take longer to kill. Or in some cases, unable to kill some of the local bosses solo.

    Posted in Elder Scrolls Online's Level Scaling Is What More MMOs Need

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 19 days ago

    @nilcam Yeah. It's not that I don't want to play these games! But we all know what to expect from them already. They'll all be solid continuations of their respective franchises, because they can't afford to be otherwise. There's nothing in particular about these games they can reveal that will be big or interesting news to me. The real surprise will be if any of them turn out to be really terrible or really fantastic... otherwise, they'll probably all end up being decent games with no real risk-taking, as most AAA games are.

    It's the rare unleaked surprises that I'm looking forward to hearing about. I would say I'm most looking forward to seeing what Square Enix has to tease, but they usually reserve that stuff for their own conferences and festivals and whatnot. Still, they've been unusually quiet about FF's 30th anniversary...

    Posted in E3 2017 Preview: The 10 Biggest Games to Watch For

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 22 days ago

    Great news! Though the Radiant Historia remake was always a bit of a head-scratcher. But I've been waiting for EO5 to be announced... not disappointed.

    Now all we need is EO Untold 3...

    Posted in Etrian Odyssey 5 Heading West This Fall, SMT: Strange Journey and Radiant Historia in 2018

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 22 days ago

    For me, it's not TOO much of an inconvenience to boot up my PS3 when I get the itch for it. BC is much more important to me with handhelds though... GBA on DS, DS on 3DS, PS1 on PSP, PS1/PSP on Vita... I know for certain I have played an equal, if not more, amount of BC games on those systems than I have the system's software itself (well, except GBA on DS).

    And if anything were to sell me on XBO, it would be the chance to play some of the 360 titles I missed after mine RROD'ed.

    Posted in New Study Finds That Gamers Don't Really Use Backwards Compatibility

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 23 days ago

    As for the Switch outrage... eh, I don't see the big deal. I'm not necessarily condoning piracy or even equalizing them, but anyone who wanted to play these games on the go probably did so 10 years ago with a hacked PSP. And considering the pricing of SFII on Switch, how would you feel when this possible collection is released at the double the price of its PS4 counterpart?

    And how much of this is Capcom's fault? I suspect these type of retro collections might be a sort of conflict with a future virtual console... particularly since the 3DS (much less the Switch!) can't even properly play SNES games at the moment.

    Posted in Hey, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Is Missing Some Important Stuff

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 23 days ago

    That Cap arcade game is one of my favorites, and I've blogged extensively about it in the past. It's pure dumb superhero beat-em-up fun that doesn't fall into the same traps as many of its contemporaries.

    It's a shame we don't see more superhero-based games... but then, most of them were pretty bad, mostly because of a rushed development to coincide with films, usually. Still, we sometimes got gems like Wolverine Origins (based on an atrocious movie, strangely) and the serviceable Captain America.

    I think another factor is that, because of the instant-franchising of the films, the plots have slowed down and feature less sustained action, which is even more difficult to adapt. Both Avengers movies felt like 2 hours of bickering leading up to an overlong climactic fight scene.

    Personally I'd just be happy to see some of the old licensed titles re-released (X-men Legends, Spider-man 2, Ultimate Spider-man, Hulk: Ultimate Destruction) on the "PS2 on PS4" series. It's probably impossible due to rights issues, but hey, Activision did re-release the MUA games after all...

    Posted in Why There Aren't More Big-Budget Games Starring Superheroes like Wonder Woman

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 28 days ago

    @jeffcorry I won't argue about XV... I'm in the middle of it and so far I enjoy it, but not love it (I mostly just hate the combat... specifically the camera).

    But if you're going to knock it for its load times and then say IX is the pinnacle... well. IX had the most plodding pace of any FF game, in my experience, and that's largely due to the molasses combat and related loading times.

    Posted in Final Fantasy VII Remake's Slow Development Has Square Enix Back to Their Old Ways

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 29 days ago

    These are huge games with huge production values and some devs and directors who are notoriously perfectionist (or just picky, if you prefer) about random things. I don't think they're developing them too slowly... they're just announcing and hyping them WAY too early.

    I can't really defend the pace of the games' releases, but they don't just get delayed for no reason. XIII was a case of devs handling the difficult PS3 hardware (not limited to XIII, if you'll recall), and keep in mind that XV had numerous issues, like the original console (PS3) not being powerful enough... and the bigger one, the relaunch of XIV taking away a LOT of resources from pretty much everything else. I think there's a lot more to it than just "OH, that Nomura is just slow."

    Not that I have any faith the game will be released before 2019... but that's on SE for way-too early hype.

    Posted in Final Fantasy VII Remake's Slow Development Has Square Enix Back to Their Old Ways