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Reviews: 321 | Games: 502 | Following: 28 | Followers: 15

Wendell B @pickhutJul 29, 2014
Currently Wanting to Play: Sniper Elite III. Was raring to go after beating V2, but busy things unrelated to video games is keeping me away for 2 weeks. <__>
Wendell B @pickhutJul 26, 2014
Hey, just wanted to throw out that, if you've been interested in a Wii U and don't mind it being refurbished, Nintendo is currently selling 32GB Nintendo Land systems for $200 on their site: http://tinyurl.com/llmwcxm . Though, it's only for US/Canada.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 21, 2014
Sniper Elite V2: The last DLC stage I played turned out to be a stage from the original game with some touches here and there. I... really don't know how to feel about replaying a stage, that was previously in a full game 7 years prior, as a paying stage.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 20, 2014
@joseph_valencia I wish he was that big enough to shoot... @True Yeah, I had the same luck. It's really bizarre how you're not allowed to actually go in town. Would have made for more creative kills...
Wendell B @pickhutJul 20, 2014
@honestgamer That's a lot of HGs... It is pretty cool to have that level of info in the listings, doesn't even look bloated.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 20, 2014
@True Yup, the first time it was happening, I seriously thought the game was bugging out on me and screwing up his movements. Good thing I bought the game with the DLC included, because I would have been ticked if I downloaded the DLC and saw.... this.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 19, 2014
Sniper Elite V2: Yeesh, the Assassinate Hitler DLC is junk. He's ALWAYS hiding behind a huge object and never peeks out. The only chance you have of hitting him is when he's quickly running for new cover facing away from you. There's never a solid shot.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 19, 2014
Sniper Elite V2: I think I've died more times here than in the first game, but I'm still having more fun. Though, I think it has more to do with my refusal to whip out a machine gun when I really need to... It's just more satisfying sniping. xP
Wendell B @pickhutJul 18, 2014
@pickhut Snapping out from cover to snipe someone is such a hit/miss thing, too, since there's no cursor on screen pre-snap. You just have to guess and hope the scope is near the target. But the game is fun from what I played. Not GREAT, but fun.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 18, 2014
Sniper Elite V2: Much better than the first mechanically, but little things are bugging me, like crawling. You can crawl on any walkable surface in the first, but here it autos to crouching on stuff like stairs of any size.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 14, 2014
Sniper Elite: In an incredible display of awareness, I somehow failed to notice a loud truck filled with soldiers roll up right behind me and the person I was trying to protect. We died instantly. And I forgot to save. Clearly my finest hour.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 13, 2014
@pickhut Literally after I wrote that, I just got gunned down 30 yards away while having full health. x_X
Wendell B @pickhutJul 13, 2014
Sniper Elite: Might be one of those cases where playing on easy mode makes the game more enjoyable. The accuracy of soldiers firing with standard weapons at you from 30/40 yards away is ridiculous...
Wendell B @pickhutJul 12, 2014
@pickhut Admittedly, it feels great to one hit kill a moving target from far away, but I wonder how long before it becomes repetitive.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 12, 2014
Sniper Elite: Way more actiony than I thought it would be. There's sneaking and, from what I've seen, very minimal stealth segments, but the rest is pretty much shoot at a distance while soldiers try to flank. It's usually unavoidable, too.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 12, 2014
Playing the first Sniper Elite for the first time and, after completing the first two missions, I honestly don't know if it wants to be a stealth or action game... It seems to want to do everything possible to make me fight a slew of enemies at a time.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 12, 2014
@pickhut Mongolia conveniently gains Networking, which narrowly puts them in the Tech lead, which in turn gave them the overall victory. To say I was butthurt would be an understatement. xD
Wendell B @pickhutJul 12, 2014
CivRev: I was pretty much guaranteed a victory in my Indian playthrough, as I was leading in all four categories, Dom/Tech/Money/Culture during the final five turns. Then, in the final action in the final turn of the game, (cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutJul 10, 2014
@pickhut going as smoothly as I wanted, so thankfully my Plan B Tech win kicked in before America could defeat me with a World Bank. That playthrough was stressful but fun.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 10, 2014
@pickhut Then I attacked his cities one by one with nonstop bombing attacks in an effort to slow his cash victory and obtain a dominant win for myself. Japan was annoying me too, so I wiped its two cities off the world. My battle with Abe wasn't (cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutJul 10, 2014
CivRev: America appeared for the first time as a "rival" during my England playthrough, and we were mostly peaceful until Lincoln aggressively aimed for an Economic win. So I did the logical thing: told him I hated him, then swiftly nuked a city. (cont)
Wendell B @pickhutJul 09, 2014
with fighter planes and bombers. In dramatic fashion, my World Bank was completed just as Japan took a city, was ready to throw everything at my best city, and with literally one turn left to spare before the game ended...
Wendell B @pickhutJul 09, 2014
Civ Rev: FINALLY got an Economic victory with Spain after "losing" three previous playthroughs with Dominance/Tech wins. The AI just went absolutely nuts when my World Bank was close to completion, especially Japan, who started attacking my cities (cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutJul 07, 2014
@honestgamer Xbox 360 port, the one that came out years ago. Yeah, I've heard they "quietly" released Revolution 2 on iOS recently, which I found to be odd. You'd think they advertise something like that more...
Wendell B @pickhutJul 06, 2014
@pickhut money win was out at this point. So I used my resources to quickly build a bigger ship a few turns later, which was estimated to reach Alpha Centauri on the EXACT year as Spain. In the end, I won the space race, but man, that was a close one...
Wendell B @pickhutJul 06, 2014
Civ Revolution: Was on my way to getting an Economic victory with France, until Spain suddenly gunned for a Technological win by launching every spaceship part in just two turns. The game was about to end in a few turns, too, so getting the (cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutJul 03, 2014
I planned on finishing up a review today, but I made the mistake of trying Civilization Revolution for the first time, and lost about 5 hours playing that game. And now I really need to sleep...
Wendell B @pickhutJul 02, 2014
@honestgamer 3DS, eh? Hmm... looks like I finally have an excuse to try one of these games and see what the big deal is.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 01, 2014
Revisited Gradius II on the Deluxe Pack for Sega Saturn to see if maybe I was exaggerating about the checkpoints. Nope. The checkpoint placements in this game are ridiculous...
Wendell B @pickhutJun 30, 2014
@Ben @honestgamer I think I remember hearing that the first checkpoint can't be broken since it's the beginning stage or something.
Wendell B @pickhutJun 28, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer I get streaks like that myself. I always check out games I'm interested in, and more so than not, end up writing reviews about their generic/awfulness.
Wendell B @pickhutJun 28, 2014
Just a few minutes ago, I unfortunately discovered this is a thing that exists: http://youtu.be/ltTdFoZj5bg ... and it's available for the 3DS!
Wendell B @pickhutJun 26, 2014
World Tour: just finished another challenge against Waluigi with my Luigi in a nine course match. It went into sudden death... which dragged on for an additional nine courses until I finally won. It seems like this game desperately wants me to lose today.
Wendell B @pickhutJun 25, 2014
World Tour: played against Wario for a challenge coin, and during the opening, 4 par course, he gets stuck in the bunker for three shots. On the fourth shot, he not only makes it on the green, but inside the hole...
Wendell B @pickhutJun 23, 2014
Man, holding my Game Boy Advance SP after being comfortable for months with a Nintendo 3DS XL is gonna take time to get used to...
Wendell B @pickhutJun 22, 2014
World Tour: So after playing the game for a week, I just noticed there's a Star Challenge option in the Mario Golf menu that unlocks new courses... I dunno whether to blame my blindness or the game's sometimes confusing menu and interface design.
Wendell B @pickhutJun 20, 2014
World Tour: So one DLC tournament course has ended, and it's replaced with... another DLC course. Cute.
Wendell B @pickhutJun 19, 2014
World Tour: Went to my first award ceremony, came in 700th+ place... and still got a silver trophy. I dunno if there's a bronze, but I do feel kinda insulted since it seems like a Everyone's a Winner trophy for my 700+ placement. xD
Wendell B @pickhutJun 16, 2014
@pickhut I mean, it's one thing to be an optional inclusion, but when it's a part of the main schedule that you have to wait 16+ real days for new tournaments to pop up, that's pretty lame.
Wendell B @pickhutJun 16, 2014
World Tour - There's one thing I'm not really liking in this game that occurs in the scheduled tournaments: DLC courses. When two of the four selectable tournaments are untouchable because you haven't paid an additional $14-ish dollars, it kinda burns...
Wendell B @pickhutJun 15, 2014
@honestgamer Just noticed this post! Yeah, I've been having fun with it so far. It's been really hands on and accessible for a golf title, which is what I was hoping for when I got it.
Wendell B @pickhutJun 15, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer Congrats!
Wendell B @pickhutJun 15, 2014
World Tour: Well... Toad has an annoying voice. I know this is common knowledge, but every time I flipped through lessons or had new text scroll in on tutorials, I hear "YAAGGHGHHAAHHH!!". I've heard it at least 25 times within the last 2 minutes...
Wendell B @pickhutJun 14, 2014
@pickhut Last time I played a new Mario-related golf game was NES Open for... the NES, and had an itching to play another one for some time.
Wendell B @pickhutJun 14, 2014
Got Mario Golf World Tour today for the 3DS, and after just one 18-hole run, got used to the controls pretty quick. Haven't played any tournaments or against the AI, so I dunno how the difficulty really is yet.(cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutJun 12, 2014
@pickhut @wolfqueen001 just thinking out loud. Figured I throw out a theory for their possible reactions.
Wendell B @pickhutJun 12, 2014
@wolfqueen001 The stress and thought of not having enough to go around for all might be stressing them out to the point of attacking each other. I'm no cat expert... and that really wasn't a solution, so take that with a grain of salt. Maybe I'm(cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutJun 12, 2014
@wolfqueen001 They might be threatened by the, in their minds, a new addition to the group and possibly think resources for surviving (food, etc.) are going to be thinned because of it.(cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutJun 12, 2014
@honestgamer Speaking of bad ones... I accidentally submitted an earlier version of my review. Good thing I noticed this early. xD
Wendell B @pickhutJun 12, 2014
@honestgamer I dunno if my latest review agrees with that last statement. Though... the game in question does make me want to play better games. >_>


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