Unprofessional Fridays: 05/29/2015
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Mortal Kombat X moves forward with a snappier version of the previous game's fighting and some cool new characters, but the story and other features around the edges feel a bit rough in spots.
The ways that Axiom Verge resembles Metroid help set up and drive home the ways that Axiom Verge is most definitely not Metroid.
Hotline Miami's thrillingly brutal gameplay is stretched to the point of breaking in this aesthetically pleasing, but otherwise disappointing sequel.
Hopefully this one works.
I really like Total War, but I don't think I can get into one that isn't based in a historical setting. That's such a core part of my enjoyment of the series. Hopefully them already announcing two followups to this isn't an indication that they're abandoning history.
The reasons they give for a game not being set in Japan lol.....
“Feudal Japan would work as an Assassin’s game, for sure, but I feel like it would start to look like ‘oh, have I played this?’ You know what I mean – ‘oh, I’ve been a ninja before, I’ve been a samurai before.'” Alex Hutchinson, Creative Director of Assassins Creed 3
Still think he's totally right.
Wow what are these ninja/ samurai games? I need to play them. Don't think there's been a proper/ serious game in that setting.
Tenchu, Way of the Samurai, Total War: Shogun, Shinobi, Sengoku, Honourbound, Samurai Warriors, Sengoku Basara, Shinobido, Kengo(don't play Kengo), Nobunaga's Ambition, Muramasa, The Legend of Kage, that Yakuza spin-off, that other Yakuza spin-off, Red Ninja, Onimusha, Sword of the Samurai.
Not all of those are serious and I think a couple of them are Edo period so not technically feudal, but you get the point.
Also, don't play Kengo.
Damn is Brad right about Mario Kart 8 sales? Only 1 million? That is way down compared to any other entry in the series.
That number is super not right. In Nintendo's last financial briefing they announced that MK8 had sold just under 3.5 million copies, and that only includes figures through the end of September(at which point the Wii U had sold 7.29 million units). The 1 million number Brad was talking about was for the game's opening weekend.
I don't know, it looks dumb but it could be a fun dumb. I'll probably see it.
Fucking god dammit, Dan.
I played a whole lot of FEAR Combat. This does not look like that.
In regards to that email about Tomb Raider; Phil Spencer has straight-up said that one of the reasons Microsoft went after Tomb Raider was because they've tried multiple times to make an Uncharted competitor and they were never good enough. I think it was in a Eurogamer interview.
Reusing Jar puns? I expect better from the Punmeisters of Giant Bomb. Get it together, Gerstmann!
(But seriously, people should send in more questions so you can do these more often. They're great!)
I randomly decided a few days ago to start playing through the FFX HD thing and seeing Blitzball weirdos on the front page really messed with my head.
Also, FUCK BLITZBALL! I forgot how much I fucking hated that shit the first time around! It's so fucking stupid! The whole "everything is math-based" is broken because the math isn't even right! 10-4 is not 5, you fuckers! You can't randomize math, IT'S FUCKING MATH!
Use your keyboard!
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