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#1 Posted by Nasar7 (2900 posts) -

Yep. Checked it out from my college library years back as part of my self-education on film classics. Whether you "get it" or not it is one of the greatest films of all time. Not just for the visual language of film that it revolutionized but the characters, acting, and story are all top notch. It remains eminently watchable today and never feels like its dragging unlike some other film classics.

#2 Posted by Nasar7 (2900 posts) -

I really enjoyed playing Blitzball in this game. After the first story-required game where the odds are stacked heavily against you it becomes really fun and rewarding to level up your players and acquire new ones. It was great to turn the team from joke they are in the beginning to one of the best in the league. I think you're right that this helped flesh out the world of Spira and make you care more about saving it.

#3 Posted by Nasar7 (2900 posts) -

Catherine was one of my favorite games last gen so whatever they wanna crib from it is fine with me.

#4 Edited by Nasar7 (2900 posts) -

I feel pretty good about it. Like @professoress said, Patrick can now write his style of articles to a more receptive audience. GB no longer suffers the identity crisis brought on by Jeff and co's lightheartedness in contrast to Klepek's self-seriousness. It's a win-win for all involved unless you're the sort of person who came to Giant Bomb because of PK but refuses to visit Kotaku, which I think must be a very small group.

I also agree with @nodima in that Patrick still has a ways to go as a writer. I think people here tend to overestimate his skills. Most of his writing consisted of opinion pieces and links to other, more thoughtful writers' works. That EVE Online piece was well done but that was one in, what, 5 years? I hope he does well at Kotaku as it seems to line up better with his beliefs and personality and should give him more opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

#5 Posted by Nasar7 (2900 posts) -

Never. Sounds like that would be a good way to turn a fun game into a chore.

#6 Posted by Nasar7 (2900 posts) -

I don't have a backlog. That said, I'm currently playing through Sleepy Dogs and Resident Evil so maybe I can finish them in the next week or two. February is a real busy month for me this year.

#7 Posted by Nasar7 (2900 posts) -

Hubris.

#8 Posted by Nasar7 (2900 posts) -

The OG save room theme is the best. REmake's arrangement is good too but I really like those ethereal glissando synths in the original. Code Veronica's theme is a slightly more distant third.

#9 Edited by Nasar7 (2900 posts) -

I've never played Grim Fandango but RE 1 (and it's REmake) is one of my favorite games of all time. It doesn't get much better than that, especially not some adventure game (I loathe adventure games).

#10 Edited by Nasar7 (2900 posts) -

Great month. I wish I still had my PS3 for Yakuza 4. I've been wanting to check out Transistor and Apotheon, too.