"I'm just curious what have happen to the platormer genre. There seem to be less platformers coming to the market nowadays, the only company that seem to care somewhat is Nintendo. The last platformer that I've played was Super Mario Galaxy (Grade A quality gaming).
So, do you guys think platformers are becoming an lost art? "
I would argue that Insomniac cares more about the genre than Nintendo does. They have consistently released Ratchet & Clank (grade A quality gaming) games over the last six years. Nintendo throws us a bone every once in a while with a SMG or a New SMB but then they go dark for three to five years.
Also I find that genres have now become more mixed. A game like Uncharted has many platforming aspects but mixes them with shooter aspects (ala Tomb Raider).
"It does drop down but the FPS issue seems to be more of the Engine faults than the devs, wich would mean we would have to blame Epic for that one. "
Except SK rewrote the engine for Too Human so you can't blame Epic. Anyways, as for the game I played the demo and I am intrigued but probably not enough for a day one purchase. I'll probably split the costs with a friend who has it on pre-order and just play it when he finishes up with it.
I bought Super Stardust HD just to try out the trophies and I have to say I like it, probably even more so than my 360 achievements because of the very RPG like leveling scheme used. Now if only there were more games that supported them at this point. I can honestly say if Soul Caliber IV had trophies I would be getting it because I am on the fence and a chance to snag some trophies would probably be enough to get me to buy it.
"Seeing Elton John and Billy Joel together might have been pricey, but it was so worth it. Other than that, I saw Ben Folds Five shortly after their second album came out, and before they were very popular. It was a great show. "
You are very correct in that statement (I've seen them three times that way), although I still think the two of them put on a better show separately. My personal favorite concert is a toss up between having seen Guns N' Roses at the Meadowlands and seeing Metallica's Million Decibel March in the parking lot of the Philadelphia Sports Complex.
Tell my kids that they can't enjoy a movie more than once. I've seen Toy Story and Toy Story 2 about 20 times in the last two months. Kids aside though, it truly depends on the film and your appreciation of it. I've seen the original Star Wars trilogy numerous times and I still love them.
As for The Dark Knight, I loved it and will watch it again in a few months when they release it on Blu-Ray and then it will probably sit on my shelf for a little bit until I watch it again. I personally thought the best line in the film was from the Joker, "...you complete me."
I enjoyed the story in VIII but I hated the gameplay, especially the drawing of spells.. My choice is going to be weird but my favorite FF is still the original NES version, it was the first one I played and I have played through it multiple times even though the game is completely shallow in terms of story.