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A quick summary of NHL 10:
Step 1: Slow the game down
Step 2: Make passing impossible
Step 3: Keep wrap around the back of goalie cheeser goals in tact
Step 4: Make graphics worse, including glitchy helmets that change color
Step 6: Leave the rest of the game the same
I was looking forward to this SO MUCH, and it's a total let down...I should have kept NHL 09.
Lots of updates to quickly go over and since nobody else in my office is working (as usual) I'm actually going to cave and not work for a bit.
I hardly played Devil Survivor at all, and not only because of the freezing issues, but also because of the fact that you basically have to go in to a battle and die so you can figure out what the battle enemies are weak to, then grind ur way up a level or two/steal some spells...then re-battle. This is entirely lame. However, I have confidence I will finish this game at some point despite the game going from a 10 rating, to about a 8/7.5 (or lower) in a matter of days.
I also started re-playing the original Guild Warsrophecies campaign with my wife. Nothing like a weekend of minimal chores and Guild Wars fest. I'm making my first Warrior in the game...it's nuts how its been six years and I'm still playing it. Talk about getting your $50 worth. I can't the same for WoW, or any game for that matter. No doubt this is maybe my favorite game of all time...
On that note I creamed my pants watching the Guild Wars 2 hands-on trailer. Imagine this quality of game with no montly subscription. This is going to be amazing.
Also, with the release of Pokemon Black & White; my Pokemon addiction is resurfacing. I'm unusure when I'll get it, but I feel like I will be buying this game before Dragon Age 2.
Despite Dragon Age: Origins being amazing (one of the best of all time); the demo for the second game gave me shivers in that the game is following the Prince of Persia (ps2) path in that it's starting out with an original game and plot, and then falls victim to gore, dumbed down gameplay and boring storylines. I feel that I'm going to be dissapointed so I'd rather spend $35 for Pokemon and know at worst you get a 8/10 game, versus dragon age which I feel could be very clunky...i didnt like the new leveling system/button mashing interface.
I tried to play Runescape for the first time in my life, and realized it's terrible about 7 levels in.
Puzzle Quest 2 continues to impress me and right now is my traveling game of choice...breaks at work, a few minutes of down time and PQ:2 is out and rockin'.
Til' next time...
When I received Shin Megami Tensi: Devil Survivor for Christmas I was extremely excited. After reading several stellar reviews of the game I couldn't wait.
Then I started playing...and WOW what a story!
This is easily one of the best storylines in any game I have ever played...regardless of the fact that sometimes I felt like I was holding a Kindle instead of a DS (The amount of reading is insane).
But, fusing demons was tons of fun, and the battles had lots of strategy making it one of the best games combining so many strategy and rpg elements I've played.
Then the game froze.
No big deal, right?
Then it froze again...and again, and again.
Then I googled the game..with the word "Freeze" after...guess what....tons of people with this problem.
So, not only was I repeatedly left re-doing battles (yes I know u can save 1/2 way thru, but you should not HAVE to) but I was left with the difficult task of re-creating advantages I got during the battle, etc etc plus reading thru the opening dialogue which sometimes can take minutes.
How do games like this get to the market? Do they really not care, do they know people will buy their next game regardless and suffer thru this one...is programming really this hard?
I mean, I write macros for Microsoft Excel on a regular basis and guess what, they never error out..not a single time. Now, comparing Excel to a videogame is ridiculous, but guess what...if it didn't work I'd fix it.
Devil Survivor may just be the worst, best-game I've ever played.
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