• sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic What's the best JRPG story?. on the General Discussion board

    I'll add another vote for Suikoden 2. I'm also very fond of Final Fantasy X's story, as well as Trails in the Sky 2.

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic What great band and musical artists have you discovered from a game's licensed soundtrack?. on the General Discussion board

    @TechnoSyndrome: Agh, Watch Dogs 2. Nice catch.

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic What great band and musical artists have you discovered from a game's licensed soundtrack?. on the General Discussion board

    Recently, Life is Strange: BtS got me hooked on Daughter and the Broods, while Sleeping Dogs 2 had me downloading a couple Polish Ambassador and Metro Area songs.

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted
    Shatter still holds up as the very best of its kind.
  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message on the post Quick Look: PixelJunk Monsters 2.

    The progression stuff turns me off this, but with Bloons 6 out, I'm set for tower defense for a while.

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic Luke Cage Season 2 Impressions. on the Off-Topic board

    I liked it, by and large, and it left me wondering what they do next. Kudos for having the best villains since Kingpin, and man oh man, Misty Knight needs her own show.

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic Nerd Book Roll Call. on the Off-Topic board

    @sweep: That sounds neat, and inventive.

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic Nerd Book Roll Call. on the Off-Topic board

    @rorie: Very much so. I'm reading American Gods at the moment and I like Gaiman's dream sequences, since they both seem to build character and introduce some interesting plot developments at the same ...

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic Nerd Book Roll Call. on the Off-Topic board

    I'm way, way behind on sci-fi from the last eight years or so (fantasy too, come to think of it), but these sound good. I did read the His Dark Materials trilogy and wound up very literally chucking ...

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic Should I get this?. on the Life Is Strange: Before the Storm board

    I thought it was terrific enough to be my GOTY last year. The central characters are endearing and sweet, and it's still as hilariously awkward and weird as the original series was. The music was abs...

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message on the post Ranking of Fighters 0016: Darkstalkers & Dark Awake.

    The Foot Fist Way.

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted
    Ni no Kuni II is as earnest as the first one, but feels slightly more plastic. Not sure why.
  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic Anyone else just not understanding Battle Royale games?. on the General Discussion board

    I've come to like a little permanent progression in games, so they're not for me, but I sure do enjoy watching people play them in short bursts.

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic Pitch a Hitman kill.. on the Hitman 2 board

    A big Costco-esque store, with shoppers streaming through the aisles at inconsistent times, as well as a food court, the parking lot, loading docks, and break room areas. One of the opportunities inv...

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic What are some older games that you think still hold up gameplay wise?. on the General Discussion board

    NBA Street and SSX Tricky are still, unfortunately, fairly unique and haven't been topped by anything in their particular subgenres of sports games. I think Final Fantasy X holds up pretty well, at le...

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted
    Captain Spirit is sweet and sad and it left me really excited for Life is Strange 2. Shocker, I know.
  • sparky_buzzsaw posted
    Bloons TD 6 is solid. Not as feature heavy as 5, but the UI gives it more room to grow.
  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message on the post The Exquisite Corps: XCOM: Enemy Within - Part 33.

    @alex, goddamn, dude, that opening. That opening!

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic Steam Summer Sale - Let us dive in the budget bin together!. on the Steam board

    @kodamun: Trails 1 doesn't particularly take off in any great way until the game is nearly finished. It's a very solid RPG but the story only reaches its best heights in the second game. My reasoning ...

  • sparky_buzzsaw posted a message in the forum topic Steam Summer Sale - Let us dive in the budget bin together!. on the Steam board

    Bear With Me ($7.00) - One of the best unheard-of adventure games of last year was this quirky little traditional gem. You play as a young girl searching for her missing brother with her world-weary t...