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  • Avatar for Iambiz Iambiz 13 hours ago

    I think the discoverability problem could be largely addressed with some categorization discipline. For example, in my Steam Store search, if I filter on "Strategy", the first three games on the list are (1) Counter Strike: GO, (2) Rainbow Six Siege, and (3) Divinity Original Sin 2. That's two FPS's and an RPG! In fact, it's not until position 5 on the search results that a true strategy game (Surviving Mars) appears.

    Until Steam and other platform holders stop publishers from clicking all of the options for their game genre before hitting submit, browsing for games will continue to be a difficult process. Maybe they could start by limiting publishers to 1-2 genres per game, allowing exceptions only in rare cases (like Battle Chef or Puzzle Quest, for example).

    Posted in Spiderweb Software's Jeff Vogel Talks About What it was Like to Sell Indie Games in the Shareware Age

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  • Avatar for Iambiz Iambiz 8 days ago

    Maybe I'm alone in this, but I would have been very content with the FF VII remake just being a graphical refresh of the PSX original using the Crisis Core assets, and that's something they probably could have finished in 12-24 months. I'm a bit skeptical that this episodic re-imagining of FF VII is going to be worth the effort they're putting into it (assuming it ever comes out.) I remain hopeful but I'll wait until the reviews come out before making my purchase.Edited 1 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in The Final Fantasy VII Remake Isn't Coming Out Any Time Soon

  • Avatar for Iambiz Iambiz 8 days ago

    If they do remake Valkyrie Profile, they should add a feature where you could rewatch cut scenes that you've already witnessed. There's a group of adventures that gets picked off one by one throughout the game and it would be great to be able to view their Einherjar recruitment scenes back to back in order to see their sub-plot in context.

    Posted in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Isn't Just a Good RPG—It's a Great One

  • Avatar for Iambiz Iambiz 22 days ago

    Please don't be a repeat of when IGN acquired 1up.

    Posted in USgamer Publisher Gamer Network Acquired by PAX Producer, ReedPop

  • Avatar for Iambiz Iambiz A month ago

    For next week's topic on "The Quest to get the Good Ending" you have to mention Valkyrie Profile. I loved playing the game on my PSP (I think it's still the best pixel art animation I've seen in a game) but the good ending is gated by a series of decisions that are never indicated, by the game, to be important and, at those decision points, the correct choices aren't really clear. The decision whether or not to wear a certain ring, for example, can prevent you from getting the good ending.

    I'm only going to play through a 60 hour RPG once, so when I heard about how hard it was to get the good ending I ended up playing with a printout of the 80 page FAQ by my side (this was the pre-tablet era) checking it before I played each chapter in order to prevent a single false step. It was still a fun experience but the game design removes the joy of exploration and experimentation for those who want to get the good ending in a single playthrough.

    On another note, I completely understand your angst about getting the bad ending in Witcher 3. After finishing the game (without a FAQ) I was two-thirds of the way through the epilogue, worried I had somehow received the bad ending only to breathe a sigh of relief when the final cutscene played. I couldn't have been happier with how it ended.Edited 2 times. Last edited last month by Unknown

    Posted in Axe of the Blood God: Fable Revival Rumors, and the Cosmic Star Heroine Report #1

  • Avatar for Iambiz Iambiz 2 months ago

    Large screen size has no intrinsic merit, unless inordinate exsanguination be considered a virtue...

    Posted in Darkest Dungeon is a Must-Own for Nintendo Switch RPG Fans

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  • Avatar for Iambiz Iambiz 2 months ago


    If the reports on Sony blacklisting Le Monde are true, this could have a potentially chilling effect on legitimate video games journalism. There are definitely parallels between this and the Disney films blacklisting of the L.A. Times late last year.

    If the reports are proven accurate, do you think USgamer and other sites will join Le Monde in solidarity by refusing to use pre-release review codes until Sony relents?

    Posted in It's Hard to Play New Games When There Are So Many Exciting Remakes on the Way

  • Avatar for Iambiz Iambiz 2 months ago

    Nadia, just out of curiosity, what's the shortest gap between announcement of and presentation of a Nintendo Direct that we've seen historically?

    EDIT: Nevermind, upon further examination, you've already said one or two days is not unheard of.

    My wishlist: DLC for BoTW that will finally allow us to have 30 heart containers AND 3 stamina rings.Edited January 2018 by Unknown

    Posted in 10 Things We Expect (and Hope) to See in the Rumored January 2018 Nintendo Direct