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  • ckim 7:04 pm on August 13, 2012 Permalink
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    @bluesforbuddha Everything that you say about P4A makes me want it even more than I want it right now. The only issue is that I’m not about to play a game like that without a new joystick, and I can’t afford a new joystick for a little bit. But, when I do, I’m going to gorge myself on Street Fighter IV AE and P4A. Does anyone else play Street Fighter here? I used to have a mean Cammy in SFIV, and I’ve been jonesing to get my fighting game on.

    I’m looking forward to the story mode for P4A since, like you, I love those characters and can’t wait to spend some more time with them. I’ve also heard that Labrys is a worthy addition to the Persona universe, which I was a bit worried about. I have been trying to stay spoiler free, though, so I guess I’ll make my own judgment when I finally pick all of that stuff up. Also @bluesforbuddha, I heard that Mitsuru is a charge character. Is that true? If so, that is a shame, because I just do not possess the patience for dealing with that shit. I guess I’ll find another main, but Mitsuru is my favorite character of those on the roster. Maybe Kanji will match my playstyle…

    I know I mentioned it here at some point in time, but Mortal Kombat 9 is both incredibly competent and incredibly entertaining. The fighting system isn’t anywhere near as deep as Arc Sys or Capcom 2D fighters, but it isn’t as clunky as MK games were for a while there. Also, the DLC is both spot-on and incredibly fun. Freddy Krueger could have been dumb as hell, but he’s a ton of fun to play with and matches the tongue-in-cheek tone of the game really well. And, finally, the game plays super well with just a regular controller, so it’s the kind of thing you can fuck around with without investing in a stick.

    I have no idea how I got sidetracked talking about MK…

    LA Noire is down for the count as is Quest for Glory IV (let the podcasting commence…). I don’t have a ton to say about LA Noire, but I’m curious as to why people who fold origami in media go psycho and do horrible things. Maybe I should keep my origami folding to myself lest anyone think I’m going to become a serial killer/arsonist/whatever else…

    I came home from work on Thursday and my (much) better half had a stack of new games sitting on the couch based on the Squad’s recommendations. She picked up Red Dead Redemption, Assassin’s Creed II, and SSX. (The last one wasn’t a recommendation, but I played the demo to death and wanted to give it a shot.) AC2 managed to make itself fun outside of assassination missions, which is something the first one didn’t get right. It’s a shame, too, because the crusades are such an underutilized time period in games, as is the crazy philosophy of Hassan-I-Sabbah. I periodically flirt with the idea of getting “Nothing is true. Everything is permitted” as a tattoo.

    Red Dead is a lot of fun, but I’m trying not to get too OCD about it. There is already after only a few hours of play a ton of stuff to do, and it sends my brain into that overdrive where I get overwhelmed by choice and ultimately end up doing nothing. I don’t give a fuck about playing horseshoes, for instance, but I still play it for some reason.

  • ckim 8:43 pm on July 26, 2012 Permalink
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    My girlfriend and I finished up Uncharted 3 last night. I know a lot of people see it as a step down from Uncharted 2, and I would have said that I agree for the first half of the game, but I’m not sure that I do anymore. It had that nice coat of polish that we’ve come to expect from the series, and my only complaint is the bullet sponge enemies, and I could make the same complaint about the other two games as well.

    Anyway, my girlfriend got really sucked into the series. Every time we finished one, she would come home from work and throw the next one down on the table. This is pretty remarkable, because before this, she had never beaten a game before. I’m going to let that sink in, since I think a lot of us will have trouble even imagining it. She would mostly get games that were huge time sinks (GTA and other open world games) and just screw around until she got tired of it. Needless to say, she really likes Uncharted.

    Since these games are pretty far outside my wheelhouse, I wanted to solicit recommendations from the Squad as to where she should go next. I was thinking that the Assassins Creed series might be a good fit. I only played the first one, and I thought it was kind of mechanical and boring, but I’ve heard really good things about the second one, and it would probably scratch the itch to run, jump, climb, and explore. What do you all think? Also, was Tomb Raider Underworld worth checking out?

  • RedSwirl 6:25 pm on April 7, 2011 Permalink
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    Okay I got this shit figured out:

    Start the story out with a Frenchman in Boston or New York circa 1780, investigating Templar-Free Mason connections with the founding fathers while all hell is breaking loose over there. Dude returns to France in the 1790’s just in time for France to tear itself apart, and then sticks around for the Napoleonic era.

    Assassin’s Creed II already took place over the course of some 22 years, so this isn’t that much of a stretch.

  • RedSwirl 10:59 pm on January 6, 2011 Permalink
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    Heads up, Assassin’s Creed II just hit Mac – with SteamPlay.

  • bowlisimo 9:25 pm on December 24, 2010 Permalink
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    @Feenwager I saw the Giantbomb quicklook for that game. Looks to me like Telltale gets Back to the Future. I’m really impressed by the guy who voices Marty, “Doc, are you telling me you bult a time machine…out of a DeLorean?!“.

    @beige I hear you man. There’s a reason why detractors were calling 4e a WoW clone. They were right in the sense that you could easily map a 4e character’s powers to buttons on a UI with cooldowns. It really doesn’t take much of a leap. Also, I’ll stop calling you crazy, until you beat the Demon’s Souls sequel anyway.

    @cptcarnage lol, screw that. There’s a line I won’t cross and those achievements embody it. I can barely get past any level without messing it up on the first try. My method was brute force. Regardless, the world still awaits the chosen one who can complete Cotton Alley without dying.

    I love Assassin’s Creed 2 so far (thanks again, Mark/Lynette!) and I absolutely adore the Ezio Family theme, I just wish I didn’t have to replay the beginning 3 times because Ubisoft’s shitty online solution constantly screws up the autosaves.

    Anyway, Merry Christmas guys.

  • RedSwirl 9:58 pm on November 28, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: Assassin's Creed 2, cyber monday,   

    Amazon started Cyber Monday early and it’s looking like hot shit guys.

    I’ve already decided to pull the trigger on 3D Dot Game Heroes for $20.

    If you STILL don’t own Assassin’s Creed II, it’s also $20 on every platform (except retail PC for which it is $30).

  • impynickers 11:39 pm on November 23, 2010 Permalink
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    I have taken it upon myself to dig up the backlog again. Assassins Creed 2 gave me an incredibly favorable impression when I first played it, but busy schedules and new game releases buried it for a number of months. I am very happy to be playing this game again, it is a real charmer. I have to say I was inspired by all the Assassins Creed activity here.
    Second, I finally am commiting to beat Deadly Premonition.
    The game was initially a quirky experience I played with friends for some laughs, however I genuinely do want to see just what the game is going to do next. So I have finally started my own save file and will continue along with that one.
    On Half Life 2, I am shocked. It always struck me as one of those experiences that just is universally praised regardless of who you are. I guess it does get slow in some parts, but I never imagined that someone would find it hard to keep their attention on it. Then again I played it the first day of its release, and was blown away by all the technical and story telling innovations it offered. Out of context it is perhaps less impressive and intuitive than games that have been made since. I do know that when episode 3 is released, hardly any game will take my attention. Episode 2 was in my mind the pinnacle refinement of everything done in HL2.

  • RedSwirl 6:50 pm on November 23, 2010 Permalink
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    Finished Assassin’s Creed II 100 percent last night. It doesn’t look like GameFly is gonna be able to get me Brotherhood anytime soon, so I’m just gonna grab it for $40 on Black Friday.

    Until then, next up is Red DeadRevolver.

  • RocGaude 6:10 pm on November 23, 2010 Permalink
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    @cptcarnage Don’t worry, man. I have a feeling that AC: Brodeo will earn a permanent place in the Squad night rotation. Even if the public-at-large may not swarm to it, I think that there will be a niche (but commited) community that latches onto it because of the finesse requirement.

    Speaking of Assassin’s Creed, I’m desperately wondering what kind of douche bug hit me when I so easily dismissed AC2 a year ago. It’s an absolutely absorbing and rich experience with the kind of pacing that I admire. I originally wanted to “blow through it” so that I could start AC: Brodeo but it deserves to be savored.

    Speaking of AC: Brodeo, this is some funny shit:


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