Svenzon's forum posts

#1 Posted by Svenzon (713 posts) -

Does completing my bachelor's thesis count? Did that a few weeks ago, and I can't remember ever feeling proud of myself before that.

#2 Posted by Svenzon (713 posts) -

It's been on my radar for a while now. I really like the style. Reminds me of the old Bitmap Brothers games for the Amiga.

#3 Posted by Svenzon (713 posts) -

Not exactly bad, but there are a lot of annoyances that make it way less enjoyable than it could have been.

Characters talk way too much, which wouldn't be a problem if the dialogue was actually interesting. Unfortunately, it's not and being told (for example) three times in less than 10 minutes how to swim underwater is really irritating. The game explains too goddamn much to you, and it got on my nerves.

The other big problem I have with the game is the controls. Most of the time they work well enough, but even then I don't feel that they add much to the experience. When they require actual precision, such as stabbing a scorpion's eye, they become really annoying. Didn't help that my right shoulder is kinda busted either.

And finally, the flying sections. Those could have been skipped entirely. Most of the time you're just flying from one location to another, so I don't understand why there wasn't just a fast travel option. Controlling the bird is incredibly frustrating too.

So those are my main problems with Skyward Sword. Some parts of it I enjoyed, even loved, but overall I just found it frustrating. A shame, really.

#4 Posted by Svenzon (713 posts) -

Dragon's Lair for the NES. Everyone should play that game at least once in their life, because that is one truly awful game.

#5 Edited by Svenzon (713 posts) -

Keep them! There's a special circle in Hell reserved for people who throw away game boxes, you know?

Just kidding. But I'd probably regret throwing away old game boxes, so I've never done it. Totally understand why some do, even though I think they're monsters. Boxes for old PC games can be especially tricky to store.

#6 Posted by Svenzon (713 posts) -

I sincerely hope the writing is better this time. Far Cry 3 started out good, but went to crap as it crept closer to the ending. It's a shame, since the gameplay was great. Easily some of the most fun I've had with an FPS in the last 5 years or so.

#7 Posted by Svenzon (713 posts) -

My ears hurt after I saw The Matrix Revolutions in the theatre. I also remember having a terrible headache after Transformers, but I'm not sure if it was the volume or the quality of the movie itself that caused it. Probably both.

#8 Posted by Svenzon (713 posts) -

...he took the full load of my Soul Geyser at 99 INT and a Staff of Wisdom +5.

Gross, dude.

#9 Posted by Svenzon (713 posts) -

I've a hard time recalling which summer movies I've seen in the cinema, but the first Michael Bay Transformers movie is probably up on my list. Goddamn. My friend I was there with described my facial expression as slowly going from raised eyebrow to apathy to pure disgust.

#10 Edited by Svenzon (713 posts) -

@fisk0 said:

I'd kinda want to hear more of Kat Bailey or Jenn Frank. They are very rarely in any podcasts since the closure of 1UP.

Me too. Kat's been on the new Retronauts a few times, but I'd love to hear her on a weekly basis. Same with Jenn. While we're on the subject of old 1UP writers, Bob Mackey would be cool too.

Edit: And I'm still waiting for Patrick and Alex to have Jeremy Parish on the AM show.