While i agree with your criticism about the game missing key aspects like currency, strategical combat and a story that consists of well-connected parts, i still think all those negatives were part of the charm.
A game like that, that felt like a open world/RPG hybrid, only with no RPG elements to speak of, as if the game 'focused on the wrong parts' is what made it so amazing for me. Such a unique experience, and one of my all time favorite memories is waking up at 4 a.m. to be able to run in that magical world as Altair before school time.
Not only did the game perfect this enchanting atmosphere where you feel something is missing yet you still feel the game is truly great, but missing a few aspects gave a bigger and more significant purpose for the sequel, which perfected the formula and gave us a different experience with much more content.
Damn. Now I can't find out your opinion on FE10 until you get your Wii back. Hint: It's not my favorite Fire Emblem game at all.
I really liked Assassin's Creed in spite of it being super-repetitive to the point of near-grind. If AC II really improves in all the ways that Ubisoft PR says it will, then it will be a day 1 or day 2 purchase for me.
Why are all these situations the same as mine? "Wii has broken/will break, 360 is just fine."
I also have a launch day Wii, so this is disconcerting....I knew it was going to happen one day, but the thought pains me...
I did already have a 360 go up in flames, pro version, E74 error...Frustrating, but the new Jasper is holding up just fine so far. Although with the amount of time I have spent on Netflix alone, I am happy that it has lasted this long.
" Wait, am I missing something? Is there something wrong with launch Wiis? "If mine is any indicator, they stop reading games at some point. It started with Brawl (not for me; for me, it was Sunshine (yes, I know, pathetic)), and the problem has invaded my realm. Oh, what a sad day.
Wait, am I missing something? Is there something wrong with launch Wiis?
I have a launch day Wii, and I'm just waiting for it to die. I've heard the stories, so here I wait. My Xbox 360 is doing fine, but it's a little newer, not a Jasper, but a pretty decent Falcon elite model. My PC is still working, man, technology is a bitch.
I really enjoyed Assassin's Creed. I played it just before this summer started. The climbing and jumping was my favorite part. I did not mind the repetition, but the gauntlet of fighting at the end was tedious.
*sigh* Why do I have to clean up my husband's messes whenever he doesn't finish a blog? Why can't that guy who uses his username on Giant Bomb do this? I guess I'll have to do it anyway. Before he ran off crying, he was supposed to give this game the Devil Survivor Award for, and I this is what he wrote, "Batshit Insane, Ridiculous Plot Twists."