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Joshua Fletcher

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  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 12 hours ago

    Up to the sewer section this might have been my favorite game ever. As it is, it did so much well but couldn't go all the way. You can say that about all of Troika's games and most of Obsidian's. It's too bad, really - lots of missed potential.

    Posted in The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #22: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 4 days ago

    Unlike Bungie, it seems that Ubisoft actually knows and understands what people liked about the first game and want to build on it. Weird!

    Posted in The Division 2 is a "New Hardcore Type of Experience" For Veteran Players, Says Producer

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 9 days ago

    I always thought the Switch was where all those slightly niche Vita games were headed, and I still think that's the case.

    The Switch graphically can't compete with the PS4, obviously, but neither did the Vita of course. The Vita rarely got ports of full, brand new, current gen games either. Is it better to get a port that's a bit compromised or nothing at all? I think "the market" has clearly said the former as lots of devs are working on Switch versions of these games.

    I've seen a lot of Switches in the NYC public transportation system, for what it is worth.

    Posted in Octopath Traveler Heralds an Oncoming Wave of Switch JRPGs

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 11 days ago

    I thought Persona 3 was better.

    Posted in Persona 4 is 10 Years Old Today. Here's What Made It Great

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 16 days ago

    This is a good rundown of the series, although I think Phantom Hourglass is very underrated. The controls are really good, it just feels different from the usual, and the re-running of the dungeon encourages efficiency and smarts. On the other hand, I think ALBW is very overrated.On top of being one of the ugliest games ever made, it basically just runs through LTTP again with an item-buying mechanic that makes the game worse.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Best Zelda Games: Every Legend of Zelda Game Ranked

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 18 days ago

    "There needed to be some tuning on the enemy response system back in 2009, and I'm saddened to see the remaster didn't address those problems. "

    That's really disappointing, as it was the one thing that kept me from really loving this game. You do what the game wants you to do (blow tons of stuff up) and are rewarded with an endless swarm of enemies you can't get away from. I always felt like I was missing something because I just could not fully get into the game.

    Posted in Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Review

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 18 days ago

    The Horizon games are interesting because they claim to take place in real locations, but they so obviously don't. They just take the scenery and foliage, maybe lift a scenic road or two, and move it all around until it is fun. And nobody really complains about authenticity or scale or anything like that. But when The Crew says "race across the USA" and then you're lapping across 3 states in a race it just doesn't work.

    Posted in The Crew 2's Cross-Country Sandbox is One American Experiment That Should Probably End

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 23 days ago

    yea, you "think" you have carpal tunnel

    Posted in Lumines Remastered's HD Rumble Needs to Chill Out

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 23 days ago

    There is no place in the calendar for bad games to hide anymore. ME Andromeda would have gotten crushed on any day of the year. The only way to maximize your chances of getting a good review is to make a good game. If Nier and Horizon Zero Dawn can do it, so can Mass Effect!

    Yes, 2014 had less good games than 2017. But EA couldn't go back in time and release ME Andromeda in 2014.Edited 4 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Anthem Executive Producer Thinks Mass Effect Andromeda Could Have Reviewed Better in a Different Release Window

  • Avatar for Number1Laing Number1Laing 25 days ago

    I have a white OLED Vita, the one that came with Assassins Creed - I was all in. I bought a ton of games for it, I spent a fortune on a memory card, etc.

    I don't get the love. Unless you're a monster JRPG fan, which is fine, but that's a small niche. As pointed out in the article, it didn't really have any defining games or a well-formed identity. Gravity Rush, Uncharted GA, and WipeOut 2048 are nice games but it's not enough. Sony gave up on it extremely early. It's like they made one round of games and when they didn't stick, they just threw in the towel and moved resources to PS4.

    As nice as it was to play a bunch of indie stuff, I can play that on anything. I'm not sure there was ever a point when I could actually recommend the system to someone, and that's a real shame because the PSP was such a good, forward-thinking system with an amazing library.Edited 5 times. Last edited 4 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in The Vita Deserves to be Remembered as More Than a Failure