It's good news for gamers, good news for Microsoft, and even good news for Sony. MS definitely took a PR hit at E3, but there was a chance that publishers would be on board with the MS DRM policy over Sony's. Now the playing field is leveled which is great for consumers. The choice isn't as risky for people who only buy one system.
It's hard for me to pin down what keeps me from enjoying strategy games like this. I think it relates to why complex board games, or card games, aren't really for me. There are so many rules, and it they give me the feeling that I'm not doing it right or that there is always something I don't know. They aren't necessarily confusing... they just seen to require a hefty initial investment in learning the system and rules, and this just isn't much fun to me.
This could be a feature that was lost/replaced with the redesign, but one of the things I liked about the old wiki pages (let me say that I really, really like the design of the new wiki pages), was that you could visit a wiki page (ex. Bioshock, speed boost, falling sequence, etc.) and find direct links to related user content such as forums, lists and blogs.
For the most part, those are still there, but I can't find a link to blogs from wiki pages. Giant Bomb duders create some rad, offbeat blogs about weird video game things all the time, and I'd love to be able to come across some hidden gems here and there.
Am I missing the link/tab for blogs, or is it just gone? Am I complaining about something that most people don't care about?
Nice blog. I like the focus on both what is happening in the game as well as how you felt about it.
I remember playing Legend of Dragoon when I was younger, and I was about 30 hours in when the game glitched out on my only save slot. So, yes, I enjoyed the game, but for me the game stands out prominently in another way... it was the game that taught me to always create new save slots if the game provides space for them.