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#1 Posted by saturn639 (8 posts) -

After watching the quick look of the new Skyrim DLC, I got the bug to head back into the world. Months ago I had grown bored of the quests but I loved the exploration aspect. And after spending 18 hours and still finding tons of areas to explore, I'm hooked again. There are so many random events occurring in the world. Half the fun comes from watching events unfold. For instance I saw a four way fight between some Thalmor justicars, Stormcloaks, a giant, and a dragon. Surprisingly the Thalmors came out on top. It's those kind of situations that makes the game so fun to play. I doubt very much that I'll do any more quests or get the DLC. But for now I'm content to explore.

#2 Posted by saturn639 (8 posts) -

It seems that every gamer reaches that point in their life when it's time to buy an arcade machine. And for me that time has come. As I look through various eBay and Craigslist postings, I'm beginning to wonder what the machine will ultimately become. I'm sure I will play the game regularly in the first days and weeks. But like any game, I will move on. Yes, there are those classics on console I replay at least once a year, but I can see the machine not getting much use outside of those few times I want to play.

My question to arcade machine owners then is: Do you use your machine more as a showpiece or as legitimate entertainment? And before someone says, "Why not both?" that is why I put the MORE clause in there.

#3 Posted by saturn639 (8 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@Bell_End said:

@Sooty said:

Nah I'm good. Android is the best phone OS out. (JB)

after treating myself to a nexus 7 over the christmas break and already having an iphone 4 i really fail to see why you think andriod is a better OS.

both have there pro's and cons imo and there really is no clear winner.

ok a can customise android more than i can iOS but i have way more apps to chose from on iOS.

It is capable of more, it's the better OS, it's pretty simple. Notifications are superb on Android, crap on iOS and Google services are better than Apples. (which all work better on Android)

and come now, iOS is stale, it's looking outdated and bland. One more thing about Android...widgets! Widgets are awesome, can't live without them on my phone.

Now, app selection wise yeah sure iOS is better for games, but for everything else I'm fine with Android. I don't really care about phone gaming, I usually browse the web instead if I have some spare time and only my phone on me, for trips or train journeys I'd much rather have my Vita or iPad with me than game on a phone.

Note I am talking about Android on phone only, I think it sucks on tablets, that's why I have an iPad and my phone is an S3. (well, it doesn't suck, it's still a better OS, but apps wise Android is pretty terrible on tablet)

As a recent convert from the iPhone 4 to the Note 2, I agree with pretty much everything you said. The game selection is slimmer on Android, but like you I have an iPad for that. Having yet another OS out there to develop for (Ubuntu) would like further split the market in terms of app/game development. Already, some developers don't want to support Android due to the differences in hardware of the hundreds of phones out there. I can't remember who said it, but a developer of a popular game said about 95% of support tickets were about the game not working on a certain Android device.

#4 Posted by saturn639 (8 posts) -

I loved Mario RPG for SNES. I really enjoyed Paper Mario for the 64 and GameCube. I loved Mario and Luigi on GBA and Bowser's Inside Story on DS. I was lukewarm on the Wii version. The latest entry in the Mario RPG series comes in the form of Sticker Star on the 3DS. With a heavy heart, I have to say that Sticker Star is my least favorite in the series. Using stickers to perform the turn-based combat is an awesome idea. The problem is that the best stickers are far too common. They are easy to find or buy. Furthermore, too many boss battles are easily solved with the object stickers (such as the fan or scissors). The lack of collectibles and side missions (like finding Luigi in the GC version) is unfortunate. The 3D aspect of the game is absolutely unnecessary. I played the game with the 3D off without any impact. Compare that to how vital 3D is to Mario 3D Land (then again that has 3D in the title). My opinion of Sticker Star is reflected in the title of this blog: I'm the sucker. Let's just hope the next Luigi's Mansion makes up for this.

#5 Posted by saturn639 (8 posts) -

Despite being fan made, the footage was still cobbled together from actual gameplay. And really it's the gameplay that is the problem, not the graphics nor the fact that it is not an official trailer

#6 Posted by saturn639 (8 posts) -

Why go to Kickstarter at all? Just sell a game as an alpha or beta (see Minecraft and Don't Starve).

#7 Posted by saturn639 (8 posts) -

I've had Darksiders I and II in my Steam library for awhile. They were those kind of games that everyone says you need to play. Zelda for grown-ups. So I bought them and then they gathered dust like the other 200 games in my inventory. During the Sream winter sale, it quickly became apparent that I already owned everything. So with 2013 looming, I made a resolution: actually play the games I paid money for. And for whatever reason, the Darksiders series is what I started with. I'm about six hours into the first game, and I do see the appeal. The combat is fun, with big over the top animations and visceral insta-kills. The comparisons to Zelda are apt: big dungeons to explore, puzzles, and an item that you will eventually use to solve the boss fight. And this is in no way a bad thing. It really feels like what the evolution of Zelda SHOULD have been. Again, I'm only six hours in, so time will tell if it can hold up to my expectations. But so far, I'm actually excited to play a game again.