This is the game that I have been looking forward to this ever since it was announced. I will pick this up on launch day which is funny because I never do that for games. While I do have some slight reservations about the game play and style of the game, Its frickin X-com!
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Is anyone else put off by Oswin erasing the Dr from the collective minds of the Daleks? I don't like how they are going to remove all that history from the Dr. Who universe. It was a great ending to the episode but it feels hollow. Do the Daleks have a memory of the time war? Do they know of Time Lords but not just the Dr? There are too many questions left unanswered for me. Overall it just seems an easy way out for the writers and I hope they do not use it to retread old story lines.
In this day and age is this even possible to stop? I don't think there has not been a major game that has not been leaked in some form or another. I wonder if anyone has charted or studied the repercussions of games getting leaked.
Spiders, sure there are a million of them, but if you create a ring of Fire your golden. That should be easy enough to do, tribes in Africa and Native American's have been doing it for centuries!
It might just be me, but gamers today have it way to easy. With save functions, check points every room, and a retry function when and if you die. With web-sites like gamefaqs and google if you ever get stuck your just a key stroke away from finding the answer.
Where is the satisfaction in the journey? Where is the pride in knowing that you finished something that was challenging? Gamers today will quit at the slightest hint of difficulty. Declaring a game "sucky" or "horrible" because they can't finish it in a day. I ask you how can you truly enjoy something if you are only taking a day to complete it? I mean it took the developers months sometimes years to make it and you honor that with a day's worth of enjoyment? I will not turn this into a blog of "in my day we had to do this..." but just know things where hard! check out any youtube video of any classic Nintendo game if you doubt me.
So what if something is difficult? take your time with it, calm down try it again. sure there are games that crank the difficulty way up for no reason (yes Ninja Gaiden I'm looking at you). But most games can be won with a little perseverance.
Alright I'm done rambling now get off my lawn you meddling kids!
I'm in my early 30's and I've been watching cartoons all my life. My tastes have changed as I have grown older and right now I really just watch the Simpsons (because I've been watching it almost all my life), adventure time, and regular show. Of course I own most of the classics like Home movies, Batman the animated series, and DBZ.
Is it just me or do the gamers today have it a little too good. In today's world you can't walk down a street without seeing something video game related. It seems everyone has heard of "Call of Duty" or "Modern "Warfare" and even your parents are gaming these days which leads me to my point. When I was growing up gaming was something you kept a secret. Sure Nintendo was a house hold word but really when people uttered the word Nintendo they meant Mario. When I walked down the halls of middle school I used to live in fear that it would get out that I owned and played video games. I hate to use terms such as "jock" and "nerd" but there was a real division of class when I was younger and if you played video games you where a "nerd" and it was the "jocks" mission to make your life miserable in any way they could. I think you have to admit it has been a complete and total shift from the early 80's. Don't get me wrong I'm glad that video games have been more widely accepted. Anything that gives human beings more common ground is always a good thing. I just wonder if the trail blazers where ever honored for their sacrifice or if anyone even cares.