From what I can gather, it is a dungeon crawler action RPG. It seems to have some great customization though. You can build you party members in an editor mode and switch between characters on the fly. Looks like some classic(?) NIS characters such as Prinny, Leharl, and Etna make appearances as playable character as well. The graphics are simplistic, but quite stylized. I'm thinking about picking it up, but I'm on the fence atm with having just gotten into Sleeping Dogs last night.
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I think you can trust that most sites give honest reviews. I just rarely agree with any of them on a consistant basis. Jeff scores all over the place anymore. Alex is mostly in line with my opinions, but he mostly reviews terrible games (maybe that taints that trend). My thoughts line up with Ryan's reviews more often than not. Phil Kollar is pretty good. But I find Jim Sterling to be insufferable. I don't recall the last time I made a purchase based off of someone else's opinion though. Quick Looks and other such videos help me to judge games for myself. It isn't an exact science, but I've gotten pretty good at knowing what to look for in games over the years.
I had a similar problem a couple years back. What I did was take a break. I didn't really play much of anything or follow any game news for a little while. Then one Saturday afternoon I grabbed the first game off my shelf that caught my attention. After that I started playing and enjoying games like I did years ago. For me it was the BS inside baseball stuff that really was killing off my love of the hobby. I spent so much time reading or listening to industry people complain about how crappy things were that I lost touch with the fun of just playing games. I just don't take the opinions of others too seriously anymore. That's why I don't really read reviews very often (and not for any kind of purchase recommendation purposes). Guess I just needed to cleanse the palate.
I agree with Jeff. I'm all for 2D style games, but they need more of a hook than "EVERYTHING EXPLODES INTO COINS NOW!" Frankly, the whole coin collecting thing has always been the least interesting part of Mario games for me. It really just distracts from the much more appealing platforming. The challenge of reaching some areas (for power ups or big coins or whatever) is a much more interesting angle. It is all about the wall kicks. Of course I'm someone that loved Galaxy and thought Galaxy 2 was boring because it was too similar.
Already bought Darksiders 2 and Sleeping Dogs on Tuesday. If The Last Story every ships, I'll have it this week as well. Not sure if I'll get NSMB2 yet, but I might when I pick up my 3DS XL Sunday (since they both release Sunday here in the US).
Having been a gamer since 1984 it makes it hard to choose just three
- Fallout 3
- Red Dead Redemption
I feel bad for not listing some of the much older games that were rolling around in my head, but these three are the ones that standout in my mind at the moment.
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Beyond Good & Evil
- Final Fantasy IX
- Final Fantasy Tactics
- Grim Fandango
- Jet Grind Radio
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Metal Gear Solid
- Metroid: Zero Mission
- Return to Zork
- Secret of Mana
- Sim City (SNES version)
- Super Mario World
- Super Metroid
I really could go on and on here, but you get the idea. Choosing is hard.
My opinion is that dude was quoted as saying something that he probably didn't mean maliciously and was exploited for page views. Stories like this make developers less likely to talk to the press in the future. They are more trouble than they are worth. Not to mention all of the Internet armchair analysts that think they know every detail and have nothing better to do that judge some guy they've never met on a forum. This thread and story are silly.