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#1 Posted by BBAlpert (1254 posts) -

@bbalpert said:

@arbitrarywater said:

You're welcome.

Also, the GB crew got wayyyyy into Windjammers and then they got wayyyy into Nidhogg.

I don't think they got into Nidhogg NEARLY as much as they got into Windjammers.

Nah, but they were playing it on UPF for like a month straight.

Yeah, looking back I guess you're right.

#2 Edited by BBAlpert (1254 posts) -

Marvel is, in my opinion, the best Lego release to date, but I'd probably buy whichever franchise interests you the most.

Oh btw, I've played all of them except for Harry Potter 5-7, the new Hobbit one and the Nintendo exclusive Lego City.

I agree on the franchise point. Each new game seems to have some incremental polish and/or added features, but the core gameplay is always the same simple, repetitive "punch stuff, switch between characters to solve rudimentary puzzles, collect stuff" over and over again. The recent 5/10 GameSpot review of Lego The Hobbit summed it up pretty well, stating that (as always) there is a whole crapload of stuff to see and do and collect, and it's all charming as hell. But stripped of your fondness for a given license and appreciation of its in-jokes and allusions, none of the mechanics are all that fun.

That all sounds super negative, and it kind of is, but I still enjoyed the hell out of the Lego games I've played and I'll probably play another if the right franchise gets used.

#3 Posted by BBAlpert (1254 posts) -

You're welcome.

Also, the GB crew got wayyyyy into Windjammers and then they got wayyyy into Nidhogg.

I don't think they got into Nidhogg NEARLY as much as they got into Windjammers.

#4 Posted by BBAlpert (1254 posts) -

@ezekiel said:

I can't believe I'm the first person to recommend Left 4 Dead. You can play the campaigns in L4D2, but the handling is not as tight, the guns take up more screen space, there are too many hordes and it's not as balanced. I almost always choose the L4D2 campaigns when I play L4D2.

You're not the first person to recommend it. Well, I guess technically you may have been the first person to recommend Left 4 Dead 1, but whatever.

#5 Edited by BBAlpert (1254 posts) -

SPEAK TO ME, DUDERS!!!!!!!!!!!

#6 Edited by BBAlpert (1254 posts) -
@sooty said:

Is Garrus in it?

Probably not, but the idea of Garrus in a detective adventure game rekindled my burning desire to see an LA Noire style "Stories of C-Sec" spin-off game. See attached rad image I made a while back.

Detective Garrus Vakarian, badge 1247

#7 Edited by BBAlpert (1254 posts) -

Is this the obvious conclusion, or am I on the fringe for thinking that maybe they actually DID go with the "using The Streak to elevate a younger guy", just indirectly? Keep in mind, I'm new to this stuff (and also haven't actually watched RAW or Smackdown, just perused the recaps), but it seems like they're using Heyman to funnel some of that prestige to Cesaro. In hindsight, that would make a lot of sense, because Cesaro gets the boost of getting picked by "the manager of the guy that broke the streak" without taking the heat of being "that giant baby-looking motherfucker that beat up an old man".

But again, maybe this is all super duper obvious if you actually watch the shows or know any background information.

#8 Edited by BBAlpert (1254 posts) -

Is there a port of Valkyrie Profile for any of the systems you have? I never got TOO terribly far into the first one, but I do remember Lenneth (the protagonist) being a beast.

*edit: Also Dark Souls. Everyone looks the same in Havel's Armor*

#9 Edited by BBAlpert (1254 posts) -

Like many people, I feel, I thought the Vita was completely doomed. But I'll be darned, it seems that Sony has managed to (mostly) pull that thing around. Although this could also be a misconception, too.

#10 Posted by BBAlpert (1254 posts) -

So on a level of 1 to 10 how upset will people be when Melee gets the second highest ratings on twitch at EVO this year?

That entirely depends on whether or not that number one slot is going to Divekick.