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Ben Lee
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Reviews: 28 | Games: | Following: 0 | Followers: 9

Ben Lee @BenOct 20, 2014
@joseph_valencia @Suskie Also, I don't understand why games journalism is being singled out. If people have issue with it, they should be protesting against film, music, and other forms of entertainment journalism as well.
Ben Lee @BenOct 20, 2014
@joseph_valencia @Suskie The harassment and the abuse is downright unacceptable. It's horrible, and not how people should be making their point.
Ben Lee @BenOct 18, 2014
Games I want to play before 2014 ends: Danganronpa 2, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Far Cry 4, This War of Mine, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Persona Q, Velocity 2X, Hotline Miami 2.
Ben Lee @BenOct 17, 2014
@honestgamer Woooooo!
Ben Lee @BenOct 15, 2014
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f is glorious. As someone who considers himself skilled at rhythm games, just a shame I have to play the songs in Normal first before they let me try Hard.
Ben Lee @BenOct 13, 2014
Unlocked "Super Velocibox" mode. Tried a minute of it. Uh, yeah. Fuck that.
Ben Lee @BenOct 13, 2014
Ben Lee @BenOct 12, 2014
3,000 deaths in Velocibox.
Ben Lee @BenOct 07, 2014
Velocibox update: Reached level seven for the tenth time. It took 774 tries from the first to tenth - an average of 77. Still not bettered two cubes on seven.
Ben Lee @BenOct 06, 2014
Danganronpa finishes strong. Entertaining all around, and helps scratch that Zero Escape itch. 6180 the Moon is neat. Short, but I liked it.
Ben Lee @BenOct 04, 2014
@joseph_valencia @honestgamer I like the concept of time trials more than Grand Prix. I'm deliberately avoiding it this time around, though, because I don't want to master the tracks and have a heavy advantage when I play local multiplayer.
Ben Lee @BenOct 04, 2014
Wii U arrived. Not unexpected, but Mario Kart 8 solo is boring. Interested in trying it with people, though.
Ben Lee @BenOct 04, 2014
Things I liked: Profiling people.
Ben Lee @BenOct 04, 2014
Extremely dull open world; main character is a dick and very hard to care about; missions are generic and uninspired; hacking doesn't provide a fresh enough twist to your bog-standard open-world game; frustrating cover mechanics; cars handle badly.
Ben Lee @BenOct 04, 2014
I've been meaning to post why I didn't like Watch Dogs after five hours of play, but I'm too lazy to blog. So here are the biggest issues I had with it (should be noted that I'm generally not a fan of open-world games)...
Ben Lee @BenOct 01, 2014
New best run in Velocibox - level seven and TWO CUBES.
Ben Lee @BenSep 29, 2014
@EmP Also weirdly (or not weirdly), I find level two much easier than level one now.
Ben Lee @BenSep 29, 2014
@EmP I'm still playing it on most days, but have now accepted that I will never beat Velocibox.
Ben Lee @BenSep 28, 2014
@honestgamer @Genj Yeah, I've considered the 32GB. Given its purpose for me, I'm not going to buy many games at all during the Wii U's lifespan and don't plan to dip into Virtual Console, so I have no concerns about storage.
Ben Lee @BenSep 27, 2014
@joseph_valencia Seems a good price, but am unfortunately in the UK. The new Yoshi title looks neat. Been playing near-exclusively on PC, 3DS and Vita this year, so the Wii U is doing something right if I'm buying it over PS4 and Xbox One.
Ben Lee @BenSep 27, 2014
@Suskie Yeah, this purchase is basically only with family in mind. None of the single-player offerings on the system appeal to me at all (closest is probably Wind Waker, but while I loved it on GameCube, I'm not keen on replaying it).
Ben Lee @BenSep 27, 2014
@honestgamer @zippdementia How does Nintendo Land play with just two? Seems lacklustre. I'm thinking digital for convenience. Won't get many games and I'll only bust it out a few times a year at most. Physical for when I get a PS4, though.
Ben Lee @BenSep 27, 2014
Going to get a Wii U this week (hanging out with family), along with at least Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World. Thinking way too much about whether I should buy physical discs or go fully digital.
Ben Lee @BenSep 26, 2014
@Suskie Yeah, definitely agreed. Investigating the third case now. Could be wrong, but this seems like the most predictable case so far (I've HG Mailed my theory).
Ben Lee @BenSep 23, 2014
@Ben @Suskie By 'gamey aspects', I mean some of the minigames. They're a bit distracting. But the comic-style puzzles are really neat.
Ben Lee @BenSep 23, 2014
@Suskie Enjoyed the second case. Thought I figured out a lot investigating (the victim's secret) but where it eventually went was surprising. And tragic as well. I think the gamey aspects slightly get in the way a little of the drama, though.
Ben Lee @BenSep 22, 2014
LEVEL SEVEN on my 2,059th attempt.
Ben Lee @BenSep 21, 2014
@Suskie Didn't like the investigation, though. One clue makes it blindingly obvious who did it almost from the beginning, yet everyone acts dumb. Then when it's time to present the clue, the game tells you how to solve the puzzle.
Ben Lee @BenSep 20, 2014
Started Danganronpa. The first death... :/
Ben Lee @BenSep 20, 2014
@EmP I eventually found that the obstacles in three were surprisingly predictable in the way they moved (except for those damn sliding ones). After realising that, it was then a case of learning their exact patterns and how to tackle them one by one.
Ben Lee @BenSep 20, 2014
Velocibox update: I make level six every 40th attempt on average. A pain to reach, and still not much closer to mastering it and reaching seven.
Ben Lee @BenSep 19, 2014
@EmP @JoeTheDestroyer @Suskie *signs*
Ben Lee @BenSep 19, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer @Suskie Velocibox. Nine levels in total, but you start from the beginning each time. I'm dying every 13 seconds on average - it's very twitch-heavy.
Ben Lee @BenSep 19, 2014
@Suskie Aha, pretty much! You would hate it.
Ben Lee @BenSep 18, 2014
LEVEL SIX on my 1,357th attempt.
Ben Lee @BenSep 17, 2014
Velocibox level five (on my 1,103rd go).
Ben Lee @BenSep 17, 2014
Still intending to go back to Divinity, but I think I need to start from scratch - which is putting me off slightly after I've spent a few hours on the game already.
Ben Lee @BenSep 16, 2014
@EmP @honestgamer I'm 101st now! I don't think I'll top my score any time soon. It would involve clearing four, and there's one stupid obstacle that gets me 100% of the time. I can't get the timing of the flip right.
Ben Lee @BenSep 15, 2014
@honestgamer You know, you're right but in a weird way I find these games sort of relaxing. Levels are really short, and restarting is instantaneous. Brutal, yes, but also easy to dip in and out if I have a spare ten minutes.
Ben Lee @BenSep 15, 2014
Reached level four for the first time in Velocibox. I lasted about two seconds.
Ben Lee @BenSep 14, 2014
@Ben @jerec Hm, doesn't look like I can redeem Australian codes with a UK account. Cheers anyway.
Ben Lee @BenSep 13, 2014
@jerec Thanks!
Ben Lee @BenSep 13, 2014
@jerec I wouldn't mind taking it, if you're still offering?
Ben Lee @BenSep 06, 2014
First Danganronpa on sale, finally. I love 999/VLR and Phoenix Wright, so I should dig this game in theory.
Ben Lee @BenAug 26, 2014
Walking Dead season two is complete, and I think I can conclude that EVERYONE is an asshole (except Clem).
Ben Lee @BenAug 24, 2014
Now caught up with Walking Dead season two and ready for Tuesday's finale. I've enjoyed playing one episode a day.
Ben Lee @BenAug 22, 2014
@EmP Indeed. I usually try not to pause the game during decisions, but did so here and then took a 15-minute break before I went with ****. I've just read your episode review - it's spot-on.
Ben Lee @BenAug 22, 2014
It's funny that choosing which table to sit at for dinner in 2.02 is the hardest Walking Dead decision I've had to make thus far in the entire series.
Ben Lee @BenAug 20, 2014
I'm not going to play another 15 or so hours of Watch Dogs, just so I can review it for a contest. Most definitely scrapping that plan in favour of something else.
Ben Lee @BenAug 05, 2014
@Suskie Thanks, I might take up on your offer. I'll give it another shot this weekend, and we'll see!

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