Gamer since 1984, and unashamed. Fuck all that self-loathing noise.
The other day I finally got a chance to try out the much anticipated Julius Mode in Dawn of Sorrow. It's actually pretty good. Instead of just plowing through the castle as this one Belmont guy who's capable of clearing the game in under 20 minutes, you are instead given the ability to switch between three characters. The party is actually balanced out pretty well, each specializing in their own fighting style. Alucard is where it's at, but there's also incentives for using the other two team members. Yoko, for example, has awesome magic spells and can regenerate the party's HP with each hit of her rod. (This can be especially helpful when you're far away from a save point and need some HP to get by.) Julius... well, um... well... oh yeah, he can break those ice blocks with his whip!
Wow. I'm gone for a few hours and this whole place turns upside down.
I do like the new layout for the realms. I'm not sure what the whole Good/Evil list thing is about, though. Also, why can't we have more than five favorite sites? Now that the darn things are listed vertically, I think we should be allowed to display more than five. At least ten, I think.