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Wendell B

Reviews: 327 | Games: 507 | Following: 29 | Followers: 16

Wendell B @pickhut10:48 AM
@JoeTheDestroyer Was it that bad? It was a game I almost bought, numerous times, back when the DC was still kicking, but wildly polarizing opinions drove me away. Even when new copies were going for a dollar, I didn't pick it up. >_>
Wendell B @pickhut11:18 PM
So, I just went on Steam to do a quick search for something else, and I'm greeted on the front page by... Slave Zero. Now that's a plot twist.
Wendell B @pickhutOct 22, 2014
I'm currently browsing the DSiWare catalog for the first time, and wow, there's a lot of games here I'd like to try out. This definitely kicks the crap out of the WiiWare's library...
Wendell B @pickhutOct 21, 2014
Totally Forgot About File: Platinum Games developing a Legend of Korra game, and that it comes out this week. Might be the first time I'm not really interested in checking out a PG game... and this coming from a person who imported Anarchy Reigns.
Wendell B @pickhutOct 09, 2014
So, I read that Hatsune Miku performed on David Letterman's show. I thought someone was joking... until I saw the video: . Of all the guests to appear on his show, I never thought in a million years that this would be one...
Wendell B @pickhutOct 05, 2014
Has anyone here tried Shadow of Mordor? I'm not a LotR fan, but the way people are describing the game, how deep and varied the rivalries get, makes me want to check it out... if I had a next-gen console. I heard the PS3/360 ports have cutbacks.
Wendell B @pickhutOct 04, 2014
@pickhut @overdrive After watching some clips, seems like Sengoku 2 might be the "best" in the series. Haven't played it, so grain of salt, etc.
Wendell B @pickhutOct 04, 2014
@overdrive The Arcade/NeoGeo. Yeah, I was thinking about reviewing it next because of the bizarre imagery and scenery changes, but the act of beating the game proved impossible. I heard Sengoku 2 is more of the same, but that 3 is actually a decent game.
Wendell B @pickhutOct 03, 2014
Yesterday, I tried beating SNK's Sengoku for what feels like the millionth time over the last few years. I failed again. The game is just so disgustingly boring...
Wendell B @pickhutSep 30, 2014
I know this isn't game-related, but something that's been really bugging me lately in Internet conversations is someone pulling the "I'm annoyed that you're annoyed by (comment)" post. It's a pretty weak and childish attempt to end a discussion.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 28, 2014
So a certain game I might review has compelled me to play NAM-1975 for the first time. It's definitely more goofy and entertaining than I thought it would be. The cutscenes are comedy gold, too.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 24, 2014
Test Drive Le Mans: Since my Dreamcast is still out, I popped this in for a quick play. The car designs still look real pretty to this day, especially under the right lighting conditions.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 20, 2014
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.
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.)
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.
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
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?
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:
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:
Wendell B @pickhutAug 19, 2014
You know, Phil Fish should consider a career in horror movies, because he has this amazing ability for showing up out of nowhere and shouting stuff when you least expect it.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 19, 2014
Have you ever had that moment where it felt like you played a game 6/12 months ago, but it turned out to be more than that? I was just looking through my achievement lists on my Xbox 360, and the "Last played" dates are blowing my mind.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 17, 2014
So, yeah, went back to playing V2 for a bit after a week with 3, and immediately I could tell: V2 is easily the better game.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 16, 2014
@pickhut I guess it goes without saying, and I'd hate to say it after the fun I had with the game, but don't get Sniper Elite III on the 360/PS3 in its current state. It doesn't seem to be a problem with the PS4/One consoles, but don't take my word on it.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 16, 2014
@pickhut Well.... at least I completed the game before this happened. And I kinda don't want to delete saved data. Guess I'll play V2 instead. >_>
Wendell B @pickhutAug 16, 2014
Sniper Elite III: So today I found out I can't play this game anymore because it freezes at the title screen while loading data. I checked online for fixes, and apparently, this is an issue lots of people are having that hasn't been patched yet.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 15, 2014
Sniper Elite III: beat the campaign mode. The last level was weird. It almost felt like an amalgamation of things I've seen in various media over the last few decades.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 15, 2014
Sniper Elite III: completed the 7th mission, and the game has grown on me despite its flaws. I dunno yet if it's as good as V2. I need to think long and hard about that.

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