Tizzzzzz's forum posts

#1 Posted by Tizzzzzz (90 posts) -

Guys, I'm going to make a bold statement here, that many of you may disagree with, but you know deep down in your hearts I'm 100% right.

Seth Rollins is the single best thing the WWE have going for them right now.

As far as main roster I absolutely agree. Dean Ambrose was a personal favorite of mine during the summer, but I feel like they sort of ruined that character whether it's Dean's or creative's fault. Seth is arguably the only heel that's even worth talking about [who wrestles regularly], and while his promo work is not as good as it could be it's still miles better than a lot of guys just because he gets what he needs out of the crowd. I don't keep up with the WWE's main product much anymore but Seth was one of the few remaining highlights for me up to Hell in a Cell.

#2 Posted by Tizzzzzz (90 posts) -

I think the only game I was greatly looking forward to that ended up disappointing me was Destiny [which I still ended up playing a fair amount since I liked the feel of it]. My excitement for Watch_Dogs was tempered by Ubisoft's releases being pretty hit-or-miss for me, though that doesn't mean I didn't have hope for it, just not terribly high ones. I had also been playing "serious" open world games that I wasn't crazy about [GTA5 in particular].

The three games I was most looking forward to heading into 2014 were Transistor, The Witness, and Arkham Knight which I don't think existed as a concrete thing at the time, but I at least expected Rocksteady would be making a new Batman game and it was coming out in 2014. Unfortunately the latter two didn't come out, but I fell in love with Transistor.

For 2015 it's pretty easy though. Crypt of the NecroDancer isn't final yet so I wouldn't count it for 2014, but if that's not my favorite game next year then I will be positively thrilled with 2015.

#3 Posted by Tizzzzzz (90 posts) -

I spend probably, like, 80% of my life pointlessly making lists for myself, so I always have fun making this stuff at the end of the year, and I'm glad you compile the community lists like this. Here's my list, and also here's an absurdly long blog post that has other thoughts about the year, including some game related stuff but also movies and wrestling, because all three of those things should go together. Have a look if you'd like! There are a lot of pictures and words, more than I care to acknowledge actually happened.

And happy, safe holidays to everyone at GB.

#4 Edited by Tizzzzzz (90 posts) -

My Pretty Wordy List

Coming into this year I figured it'd be a bit of a down year, didn't have much I was looking forward to. I think ultimately it turned out to be one of my favorite years in a while though, as someone who keeps absurd track of what comes out. I kept a running list throughout the year of what I had played and there are 20-30 games I could have included, big or small. Also my first PC-heavy year in a very long time. It was a lot of fun. And there are still a ton of games I'm excited about that I never got to, so it could prove to be even better for me.

I don't like that there are weirdo overlap games; Kentucky Route Zero is something that struck a big chord with me earlier this year but the second episode took so long to come out that I decided I'll just wait until it's done...... which might be like 2016 at this rate. :\

#5 Posted by Tizzzzzz (90 posts) -

Yeah, I'm having the problem where I can't move items around on lists. I can edit descriptions of items, and I can also add and remove items at the bottom of lists, but otherwise I can't seem to do anything.

#6 Posted by Tizzzzzz (90 posts) -
  1. Super Metroid
  2. Shadow of the Colossus
  3. Tetris DS

This is the most satisfying mix I've come up with; it feels slightly weird to not include a nostalgic PS1 RPG but these three games are all pretty important to me so I'll stick with them. This is a pretty dope list idea by the way, do you plan on just maintaining it for the foreseeable future or did you have an end date in mind?

#7 Posted by Tizzzzzz (90 posts) -

If anyone has a spare guest pass I could really go for one. I just worked through the Torchlight II beta and I'd like to see what it's like in comparison [having never really played anything in the Diablo series].

I can't promise a poem though. :(

#8 Posted by Tizzzzzz (90 posts) -

Aside from HD I don't think there's any serious difference at all. I've been playing the Wii version and the controls are simple enough that a sideways Wii remote works well. The aesthetic is also still quite beautiful. Having played the demo for the 360 version I feel comfortable saying you will be absolutely fine picking up the Wii version.

#9 Posted by Tizzzzzz (90 posts) -

As someone who really likes Enslaved I'm kind of relieved that we probably won't see a sequel to it. I don't know what a sequel would add for me other than mechanical refinements.

#10 Posted by Tizzzzzz (90 posts) -

To speak to Blockbuster's service--I've been a member since last September, been splitting it with two other people for the three disc plan [which was 18 dollars at the time so we're grandfathered in]. I'm someone who looked to the service as a great way of playing a lot of older games and [eventually] newer stuff, which is to say I wasn't going to feel bad if I couldn't get new releases in their first week or even month.

First of all, if you don't have a Blockbuster near you I don't think it makes a lot of sense in the long run, especially if you want to rent newer stuff. They don't allow you to rent multi-disc games at all, and you can't rent a new game within about three months of release, not because of availability but because Blockbuster straight up won't let you. As of tomorrow you can rent Red Faction: Armageddon on the service, and next week you can start renting Madness Returns, for example.

I had a great run with the service for a long time, but at this point most of the games in our queue are on at least short or long wait--50 out of the 130 titles we currently have on the queue are listed as "available" and the list spans the entire 360 library as far as years pretty much. I rarely get games on short wait shipped to me, which is really frustrating. I ended up with a game that was approximately 20 slots down on my queue--Singularity--and I've yet to play it because I didn't really plan on playing it right now, but there aren't many games that excite me enough to just ship it back. Also most of those "available" games are games my roommate is interested in, so that doesn't really help.

It's probably an okay alternative to GameFly, especially if you have a store nearby since you can bring your rentals to the store and they'll scan them and automatically get the next available game shipped to you. They also appear to have more shipping facilities than GameFly which I've heard is a big problem with that service. At this point though Blockbuster only feels competitive in terms of pricing and proximity, not really anything else, so Qwikster is sounding really appealing to me right now depending on what that price ends up being.

I haven't tried renting DVDs from Blockbuster as I also have a Netflix account but... I have a feeling Qwikster is going to be better about DVDs, just as a guess. Hope that helps any of you out who were curious about Blockbuster.