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.
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- Super Metroid
- Shadow of the Colossus
- 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?
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. :(
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.
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.
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.
I think reviews in the minority will always look like the "sane" reviews only in the sense that they stick out so people will notice them more. Another problem though is in thinking Jim's review of the game is negative though. Jim's got his problems with the game but he still recommends that people check it out, and as an XBLA title there is a free trial so if anything the perception of a 6.5 as a "bad" score seems to be the problem. Yes, it sucks that there are people who are potentially so caught up in a single website that they'll use a 6.5 as a reason to not buy a game that they might actually enjoy or potentially even check out the trial for, but I don't think that's Destructoid's fault. People suck, I guess?
Off-topic I guess, but Is there any particular reason that people would say Destructoid is a trolling site other than Jim's pretty abrasive personality? Statistically they don't seem to rate that differently from Joystiq or Gamespot, and their average rating, despite praising the full use of the 10 point scale, is actually higher than IGN's, if I'm to believe Metacritic anyway. They also seem to give the majority of "blockbuster" games high or at least positive marks; the biggest [and only] exception I can think of is Assassin's Creed 2. If they're reviewing games for attention I don't think they're doing a very good job at it...
This is probably the most excited I've been for a pack in years. I'm a pretty regular Rock Band DLC customer but the joy of seeing five Yes songs is something I haven't felt since possibly that monstrous Who pack in 2008. With all these arcade games coming out though I haven't even picked up any of the Soundgarden stuff from last week so I'm falling behind. :(
EDIT: Only thing that bums me out is I don't really like Owner of a Lonely Heart at all but it'd be kind of stupid to not get it with the pack since  it could be nice for the now-rare Rock Band parties and  the difference between buying the other four songs and buying the pack is 50 cents.
Oh sure, I'm not surprised at all [a little sad, perhaps] by how poorly Child of Eden is selling based on what kind of game it is and the confusing marketing/presentation of it. The price tag is definitely too high in that case and they probably would have done better with a lower one [I'm reminded of Katamari Damacy on the PS2 which I'm pretty sure launched at 20 bucks].
@Tizzzzzz said:To be clear, when I said the $50 price was too high it wasn't an indictment on the quality of the game. It's more that $50 was a lot to ask for a niche title in a niche genre that also happens to be very short and score attack focused from the perspective of the average 360 consumer. So, what happens is a large chunk of those who are vaguely interested either pass on it entirely or wait several months for the price to go down.
@Clubvodka said:I'm with you on this entirely. It bums me out every time I see someone suggesting the length of a game should determine its price tag. When you start wondering whether you're getting your money's worth it's probably not the money that's the problem, it's that you're not really enjoying the game all that much [or you think you won't], which is fine of course. So far Child of Eden is my game of the year but I don't expect everyone to love the game or anything. It's just I'd rather people just say they aren't all that interested in what the game offers than suggest that every game can only be played once so you might as well play the longer ones.
I know people will hate Child of Eden for it's length and the fact its virtually Rez, however it's one of my favourite games of the year, one of my favourite endings in a game ever and possibly the best Kinect experience I've ever had. To me the price tag is fine for the amount of content but I care more about the experience than hours to pounds/dollars/yen and it seems the majority of people disagree with me.
My frustration's more directed towards people who would otherwise be interested in the game a good deal but somehow can't justify the price tag, regardless of experience, because they're cynical about its presumed "lack of content" because they'll apparently only play the game once and never touch it again; it's only the notion that games can't be played 2 or more times that bugs me. If that's the way those people want to experience the game then a rental makes perfect sense for them, especially for a game that would probably take you 2 hours to complete once. I've already put 11 hours into the game myself and I'm sure I'll put in a lot more.