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Mike @Genj05:32 AM
@Suskie loved the game but yeah story is the worst thing about it. Spoilers: I'd call it spooky Inception but that would be insulting to Nolan.
Ben Lee @Ben03:09 AM
Then again, I still revisit the GBA once in a while. I have a real fondness for the platform. Many of my top games of all time are on there.
Ben Lee @Ben03:09 AM
Interesting that no one liked the Micro (for legitimate reasons). My favourite GBA iteration is the newer SP model which launched around the same time. It replaced the frontlit screen with a backlit one, similar to the one used by the Micro.
Mike Suskie @Suskie02:59 AM
I think The Evil Within might just have the worst story of any game I've ever played.
Kyle Stepp @espiga04:32 PM
@Ben A big draw for the gba for me was backwards compatibility, and the sp added the needed backlight and rechargeable battery. The micro removed BC, so it fell off the radar there.
Wendell B @pickhut02:46 PM
@JoeTheDestroyer @overdrive I'm sorry, but you've just convinced me to play the DC version at some point in the future. I must experience the misery firsthand!
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer12:11 PM
@Suskie @joseph_valencia @Ben That, too.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer12:10 PM
@overdrive @pickhut fall through the floor at random. Also, having to time your shots and dodging doesn't work well with jerky animation (see also: Shadow Man on PlayStation).
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer12:09 PM
@overdrive @pickhut a second copy, because the one I had seemed to have a specific version glitch where you'd start a certain level and immediately die by falling through the floor. This was in addition to the numerous levels where I would...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer12:07 PM
@overdrive @pickhut Yeah, horrid. I've heard the PC version is playable, so the Steam edition might be worth a purchase. The DC version did have exceptionally poor framerate and more bugs than an entomological encyclopedia. I actually had to buy...
Mike Suskie @Suskie12:05 PM
@JoeTheDestroyer @joseph_valencia @Ben It came out around the time GBA was being eclipsed by DS anyway I couldn't have cared less, honestly.
Rob Hamilton @overdrive11:59 AM
@pickhut @JoeTheDestroyer From looking on Wiki, it said that DC version was panned for poor frame rate and game-breaking bugs, so it apparently was a sucky port of the game.
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. >_>
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer09:27 AM
@joseph_valencia @Ben Micro always seemed unnecessary to me, like it was more of a gimmick than anything. As JV mentioned, I already had an SP by that point and didn't bother with a Micro.
Joseph Valencia @joseph_valenciaOct 24, 2014
@Ben IIRC, too tiny was the consensus. And by the time Micro came out, most people already had a SP model.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 24, 2014
Gothic- Defeated the Minecrawler Queen in chapter 2 and received my promotion into the Old Camp guard. Currently heading back to the Sect Camp with some minecrawler eggs.
Ben Lee @BenOct 24, 2014
I was reminded of the Game Boy Micro today. What are people's thoughts on it? I liked the concept but found the screen too small to fully enjoy it.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 23, 2014
@pickhut I had the Dreamcast version of that. To this day, I'm still amazed that I was able to beat it.
Wendell B @pickhutOct 23, 2014
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.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaOct 23, 2014
@Suskie Pretty much my whole DnD5 group is playing it. I've banned it at the table.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaOct 23, 2014
@Masters @overdrive @joseph_valencia "bellyaching." heh.
Marc Golding @MastersOct 23, 2014
@overdrive @joseph_valencia Despite bad graphics, and despite knowing what's going to happen, Silent Hill 1 still unnerves me, right from the start. On this one, they set the timer to "bathe in entrails," and let the thing stew. But, enough bellyaching...
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 23, 2014
@Masters @joseph_valencia Meh, to me, torture porn is horror for halfwits. Where they don't know how to scare you, but they figure that watching someone's intestines getting pulled out with pliers will make you squirm, so let's run with it! Pass on that.
Marc Golding @MastersOct 23, 2014
@joseph_valencia Yeah, I haven't been creeped out or scared yet, but if *grossing players out* was the goal, then full marks.
Joseph Valencia @joseph_valenciaOct 23, 2014
@Masters The torture porn stuff also gives me pause. I'm pretty squeamish.
Marc Golding @MastersOct 23, 2014
So, The Evil Within on PS3... doesn't look so hot. Memory is fuzzy, but I think SH: Homecoming looked better. Also, torture porn? A few minutes in, and the game is telling me it's Hostel with a controller. Not my kind of horror, but it's early yet.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 23, 2014
@Suskie I've wanted to play that since I heard about it. I dug the original, and always thought they could polish it into something phenomenal if they tried.
Mike Suskie @SuskieOct 23, 2014
Finally working on a Divinity: Original Sin review. I'd be ashamed of myself for not doing everything in my power to get the word out about this incredible game.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaOct 22, 2014
@honestgamer @yamishuryou @espiga @overdrive It's the old argument that DQ fans stand by: they don't WANT the game system to change. And I respect that. But if you were never a fan of the system in the first place, it makes it hard to break into the games
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaOct 22, 2014
@honestgamer @yamishuryou @espiga @overdrive It's the old argument that DQ fans stand by: they don't WANT the game system to change. And I respect that. But if you were never a fan of the system in the first place, it makes it hard to break into the games
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaOct 22, 2014
@yamishuryou @joseph_valencia for me to do that, I'd have to go back to the Atari days. Which really does feel like it came from another universe.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaOct 22, 2014
@EmP Oh is that out now? I remember giving some money to it last year. Damn, I've been too busy to check in with my kickstarters... I think Wasteland 2 is out now, as well.
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...
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 22, 2014
@overdrive When I beat it, I might give the first Grotto boss another go, as I figure Equinoxx (or whatever its oh-so-witty pun-name is) is roughly comparable to Headmaster guy.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 22, 2014
@overdrive Well, I guess getting the sixth Fygg in Dragon Quest IX was noteworthy, too. Easy boss fight. Now I just want to explore all the regions around Swinedimples before fighting that boss, as it was a tough one about 3-4 levels ago.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 22, 2014
Played a few things last night. Highlight was Xenoblade Chronicles, where I made it through Tephra Cave despite having a poor win-loss record against that place's Unique monsters. And now...the Mechons have arrived!
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 22, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer Apparently, being a Rice Lord isn't all that it's cracked up to be when you're getting slaughtered by a water boy too lazy to even do THAT job.
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 22, 2014
Dreamfall: Chapters is the least annoyed I've ever been with a sequel ever. Why aren't more people (read: YOU) playing this right now?
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 22, 2014
I looted their corpses and left.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 22, 2014
the Rice Lord attacked me as well.....
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 22, 2014
and the other has me playing water boy for the Rice Lord. I was supposed to do that task every morning, but neglected to show up after the first outing. That prompted the Rice Lord's right hand man Lefty to attack me. After I kicked his ass...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 22, 2014
Gothic- Started chapter 2. As in the game's clone, Risen, new enemies have spawned, so I'm running around bumping them off. I also took the time to do a couple of quests in the New Camp, one which involved killing a monster that was wrecking a dam...
Mike Suskie @SuskieOct 21, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer I'm not touching this even though I'm the one who technically first uttered THAT word.
Joseph Valencia @joseph_valenciaOct 21, 2014
Hooked up my 360 for the first time in a while and played Tekken 6. Great game, but I don't like that you have to unlock the endings. Also, the final boss is really cheap.
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.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 21, 2014
@zigfried @EmP @honestgamer @joseph_valencia @overdrive Oh god, Bayo 2. I wish I had the $ for a Wii U right now. Soon, though...
Zigfried @zigfriedOct 21, 2014
@EmP @honestgamer @joseph_valencia @overdrive I disagree with Emp. Caring about games is awesome right now: I'm really digging Hyrule Warriors, and looking forward to Bayo 2 and Smash Bros. For non-Wii stuff, I want to try Planetary Annihilation.
Kyle Stepp @espigaOct 21, 2014
@overdrive @joseph_valencia @honestgamer If people are interested, I could always write up a guide to get DQX's JP trial working.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 21, 2014
@Suskie Sorry, Mike. I feel responsible for kickstarting this one.
Jason Venter @honestgamerOct 21, 2014
@joseph_valencia @overdrive I finally bought some rechargeable ones, but I haven't yet used them, because the Ultimate Lithium ones I used from Energizer seem to last dozens of hours in Wii Remotes.

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