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Your Game Systems (Past & Present):NES, Gameboy, SNES, GBA, N64, Playstation 1 & 2, Gamecube, DS, Wii, XBOX 360, PC
Favorite Game Genres:Action/Adventure, RPG, 2D anything, Racing, Stealth, I don't really enjoy fighters, sorry capcom.
Favorite Games: Zelda, Metroid, DKC, Megaman, Resident Evil, Solomon's Key, Battlefield, Final Fantasy, Fable, Doom.
Favorite Music: 8 Bit remix, Postal Service, Mars Volta, Rush, Little Boots, DnTel, The Antlers, Janelle Monae, Pink Floyd, Philip Glass
Favorite Movies: Alien, Spaceballs, Monty Python, The Departed, Inception
Favorite Books: Atlas Shrugged, Dante's Inferno, Paradise Lost, The Dark Tower series, Game of Thrones, Too many sci-fi books to list.
Personally I wouldn’t recommend it for anything but vehicles. I don’t want to get into the m+k combo being superior, but its definitely faster and more accurate on PC. Chances of you getting mowed down due to a slower input would be a lot higher.
I have to second this. That was excellent.
XIII-2 is the only final fantasy game I have never beaten. In fact, I got to the end boss and died once, and I had a weird moment where I wondered why I was even playing this? I had essentially put the last 10 hours into just seeing the ending. Something which I really didn’t care about.
For the first time. I put the controller down, ejected the disc and brought it into the store.
So far, I haven’t seen anything about this game to make me interested again. In fact its gone farther into making me want to play it less. Making it easier? It was already a pretty darn easy game.
I thought Lightning was an exceptional character, but this is a bit much for me.
I’ll be buying a Wii U this holiday. I always wait a solid year before buying these things.
Now I can buy 3D world, WW HD, Pikmin and will really be looking forward to DKC: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart, Bayonetta, X and Zelda (probably 2015). The way I see it, this console is a perfect, inexpensive companion to my PC.
I love it when Conan brings a little levity to games that we are too serious about sometimes!
“this monster with 9” thick skin just jumped into snow and now he’s dead?"
I’m pretty excited for these maps to return.
I only played these 4 maps and B2K for the 400 hours I put into bf3. I imagine this pack and Shanghai, Paracel and maybe Zavod.
Smart decision keeping the kinect black though.
Since I won’t be buying one for a year or two, I’m excited to see if they come out with these at retail. (that might also be a good time to get a less expensive one)
Your comparison is fairly confusing. Why compare a 3d action/stealth collectathon with a strong focus on single player storytelling with a 2d beat em up with extremely stylized graphics?
I’m not sure what you liked about one and disliked about the other, or even how they could be compared.
I think we are all winners here ;)
This is how I feel without state of decay in my life:
I find it very interesting that the consoles physical design is a step (or three) away from the norm of a rectangle, follows looks first and function second while the controller is the opposite. The controller has many long awaited dualshock improvements. The contrast between the two definitely makes a divide between the console and controller.
The controller design to me at least, is forgiveable. Offering comfort over looks in that department is understandable. Microsofts controller is much closer to the design of the xbox one, but still not all that close.
I’m not sure how you would apply a parallelogram design to the controller, but I do think its possible. It seems that the designers focused on comfort for the controller, which is a good thing, even at the cost of unifying the look between the two.
Whats not discussed in this article is the eyetoy, which is a third different design all together. The physical shape, the proportions and the finishes are all dissonant. The controller and eyetoy look like 3rd party peripherals around the console.
I’m excited to see what Sony does with their first revision to the console, controller and eyetoy.