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Wendell B @pickhut07:46 PM
Sports Jam: This is a ridiculously average game, maybe slightly below, but it has one of the goofiest characters I've seen in a video game. I'm tempted to review this instead of Virtua Tennis so I won't suffer through Doubles anymore.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 19, 2014
@Ben @Suskie What game? I'd probably love it.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 19, 2014
Risen- I have officially joined Don Estaban. Currently I need to set up a meeting to negotiate with The Inquisitor, mainly for recon purposes.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 19, 2014
Virtua Tennis: I was willing to give the last Doubles botched win the benefit of the doubt... but the same thing happened in another Doubles match. Game just handed the other team a victory during my mid swing animation. This game's programming is weird.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 18, 2014
@pickhut Update: Just destroyed that same team a few minutes later. Wasn't having none of that.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 18, 2014
@pickhut It was down to the last point, and just as I was returning a very simple serve, in MID SWING the game suddenly ended and our side lost; I didn't miss the ball, the ball wasn't outside a line or whatever, the game just handed them a victory.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 18, 2014
Virtua Tennis: They're still annoying, but Doubles are getting a little better because I remembered you can position your CPU partner. Also, the game LITERALLY gave up on me on my last Doubles match. (cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutSep 17, 2014
@pickhut just want to give up and play Virtua Tennis 3 on my 360 instead. 3 has minor tweaks to the mechanics, but they make a HUGE difference.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 17, 2014
Virtua Tennis: The Doubles matches are the bane of my existence in World Tour mode. My CPU partners are the most incompetent players I've had to deal with in this game. I mean, Virtua Tennis is an engaging game, but there are times where I (cont.)
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 17, 2014
Risen- Completed a few quests before realizing that I'll need the sneak ability in order to do a certain one. Grr! At least I found a way into Harbour Town that doesn't require me to shell out 100 gold.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 14, 2014
number of enemies, "lootable" items, and means of making money (short of pickpocketing or murdering NPC and swiping their pocket change). My inventory right now reminds me of the SNES-era Final Fantasys. I'm pretty much a hoarder.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 14, 2014
There doesn't seem to be a carrying capacity in Risen. I'm kind of glad, because that's something I miss about older RPGs. It can be annoying trying to balance what to carry and what to leave behind, especially since this game technically has a limited...
Wendell B @pickhutSep 13, 2014
Virtua Tennis: I feel like the controls aren't as responsive as they should be sometimes. I was going against the final opponent in arcade mode, and at times it felt like the game deliberately gave up on me even though I was able to make a shot.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 13, 2014
I was contemplating doing CART Flag to Flag as a second Dreamcast review this month, but remembered I tried two years ago and gave up halfway through its championship mode out of extreme boredom. Maybe Virtua Tennis... but the controller... gah.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 13, 2014
Risen- I've been sweeping the land in chapter 1, taking out as many targets as I can, looting corpses, and nabbing all manner of goodies. I've also exposed Brogar as a crook in the bandit camp, and I aim to get a meeting with Esteban before too long.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 13, 2014
Risen- Defeated everyone in the arena, bought some work clothes (which provides better protection than my current armor), and beefed up quite a bit. I also took the time to butcher a few Order warriors and recruits atop the hill near the swamp.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 10, 2014
@EmP @jerec I'm sure at worst they'll change the title like The War Z did after legal threats.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 08, 2014
B) the Inquisition is a little authoritarian for my liking. The only crappy thing about the Don is that his faction doesn't seem very organized or intelligent.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 08, 2014
don't really know what I should do. I haven't done many quests and I have no idea where the next story mission lies. As far as factions are concerned, I'll likely join the Don, considering that A) I don't want to be a mage, so that nixes the Order, and...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 08, 2014
Risen- I've beefed up my character considerably, at least in comparison to his beginning stats. I've mostly been training in strength, and after making my first sword, I've been doing a pretty good job of pulverizing the locals. Unfortunately, I still...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 06, 2014
Entered Harbour Town in Risen and scrounged up every little sellable piece of miscellany I could find. Currently attempting to amass some quests so I can make money and eventually afford my first set of armor. I'm tired of running around naked.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 06, 2014
I want to write a new review so bad right now, either for Sniper Elite 3 or a Dreamcast game (for 9/9). Sometimes it really sucks being busy with other things in life. x_X
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 06, 2014
Holy crap, the protagonist's voice actor in Risen is terrible. I've seen movies with background objects that have more personality. And why does my character keep shuffling around during conversations like he has to pee?
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 05, 2014
Played a little bit of Risen. I'm still in the early phases of the game, having just found a decent sword and met a guy named Jan who can escort me to one of a few different areas. I selected his camp.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 05, 2014
Finished The Walking Dead. God, that ending...
Wendell B @pickhutSep 04, 2014
So am I the only one who thinks and fears that Bayonetta 2 is going to bomb hard? I enjoyed the first game and want to play this, but, unless I'm looking in the wrong places, it seems like no one is looking forward to the sequel other than the core fans.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 04, 2014
@wolfqueen001 I read the plot synopsis for his three upcoming movies (Tombstones, Taken 3, Run All Night), and they sound almost interchangeable. I guess it works for him if people are still willing to see these in theaters...
Wendell B @pickhutSep 03, 2014
Just saw a commercial about a movie where Liam Neeson has to find someone who was kidnapped, and I automatically thought it was Taken 3. It wasn't. Then I found out Taken 3 was an actual thing regardless. How many kidnapping movies is he going to star in?
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 03, 2014
Walking Dead- Completed 1.4 and got through the first chapter of 1.5.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 02, 2014
Walking Dead 1.4- Currently on chapter 5, about to enter Crawford.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 02, 2014
Ohhhhhhh yeeeeaaaaaaahhhh...... It feels good to be able to game again.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 01, 2014
I am not even exaggerating when I say that this text is horrible. I've had a few occasions where I imagined Jason sending back a copyedit with a note saying something like, "This was a very, very rough read, and took many years to edit..."
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 01, 2014
I am nearing the end of the dreadful text book, and I should soon have my exam scheduled and dealt with. Yes, this means you can expect reviews from me again soon. You've been warned.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 01, 2014
@pickhut Okay, replaying the SE3 Hitler DLC a third time just to see him get killed by a church bell was worth it. Kinda. Maybe. Not really. You're better off just watching a video of his deaths: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnsfttwi7b0
Wendell B @pickhutAug 31, 2014
Replayed the SE3 Hitler DLC again, and after browsing the achieve list, I discovered there's 7 unique ways to kill him. Would've been nice for the game to give me more than a few seconds to realize this, or better yet, implied within the mission. >_>
Wendell B @pickhutAug 31, 2014
Tried Sniper Elite III's Hitler DLC to see if Rebellion botched it like in V2. They pulled off the exact "blink and it's over" nonsense. Why can't I have a savory Hitler kill? Rebellion, have you never played NES Bionic Commando or Wolfenstein 3D??
Wendell B @pickhutAug 31, 2014
@Germ I thought someone else would've answered this by now, because... I have no clue. It was a browser game thingy that I never joined in on because I was too occupied at the time with other things.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 31, 2014
@joseph_valencia I envy you! I honestly don't know how I stumbled onto this mess in the first place... I was just browsing 'bout video games.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 30, 2014
@EmP I didn't think it was possible for someone to be as ridiculous as Phil Fish when it comes to absurd tweets, but these last two weeks have proven me wrong.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 30, 2014
@joseph_valencia Yeah, I'm guessing it's going to be very specific stuff that's mainly gonna be from Nintendo themselves. Likely most developers will stay away from making games just for the "improved" 3DS since they want to make a profit, not a gamble.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 30, 2014
@EmP What next??! Devin Faraci saying gamers are worse than terrorists? /v/ giving birth to a daughter? Sites writing articles trying to phase out the word "Gamer" by turning it into a negative term? None of this will ever happen...
Wendell B @pickhutAug 30, 2014
So I didn't think much of this New 3DS model at first, until I heard that certain upcoming games can ONLY be played on it because of its improved CPU. Erm... Nintendo, you seriously want me buy a second 3DS for a super exclusive library?
Wendell B @pickhutAug 29, 2014
@EmP Well, your ex-lover, Keiichiro Toyama, said quite the opposite in his blog!
Wendell B @pickhutAug 27, 2014
@pickhut Just finished a go at SE3's "Horde" mode where you have to complete 15 waves to beat a map. I died in wave 14 in the most embarrassing way possible: fell through a hole in a bridge while searching for other snipers. >_<
Wendell B @pickhutAug 27, 2014
So a new patch has come out for Sniper Elite III that has supposedly fixed the loading issue. Supposedly. I got past the title screen and played the game for a little bit. I'm glad I didn't delete my save, because I missed this marvelously flawed game.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 27, 2014
The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers book is finally out, and wow, wasn't expecting it to be near $50. And Volume 1? I assumed this was going to be just one book.. Sure, it's 500 pages thick, but I need to think hard about this as a purchase.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 22, 2014
@pickhut Wait, it's $30. Nevermind.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 22, 2014
Oh wow... you know what I totally forgot was a thing? The Steel Empire remake for the 3DS eshop. It came out a few weeks ago. Man, I wish I wasn't too busy to try it out.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 21, 2014
someone who talks over a game for only one video is now a Let's Play One Off, a person who talks over a game they didn't play is a Let's Watch, and videos where no one is talking is either now called a Long Play or HAS to be labeled with "No Commentary".
Wendell B @pickhutAug 21, 2014
The one thing I really dislike about Let's Plays is how much it seems to have a grasp on video terminology now. Basically every video where someone talks over a game falls under the "Let's Play" category in a lot of people's eyes:


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