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Tubaticisms 11-28-09: New Obsession, Reskinning DA, and Sweet Echochrome


_ I'd really like an X-Com "reskinning" of Dragon Age. Marinate on how awesome *THAT* would be! Chances are, this new 2K shooter is some FPS-ification of that franchise. But what I really want is tactical gameplay with great character interactions and a commitment to "Aggressive Grey" in the same vein as BioWare's latest.

_ Have you played Echochrome? Better still, have you heard its soundtrack? Echochrome is just amazing. I bought it on a whim, and proceeded to fall loopy for its amazing string quartet soundtrack. I'm going to have to score that score on CD at somepoint. And, seriously, the game is super slick.

_ Oh yeah, I started playing Uncharted 2. Its really good, I guess. Whatever....

... I dunno. Does it bother anyone else that everyone's hailing this is as this great game experience, and a real step forward for games as a medium, and all its doing it making the best playable action movie thats ever been done? Say what you will about the voiceless protagonists in Fable II or Dragon Age, but I'm more invested in those characters that I'm allowed to forge than in these well crafted avatars for me to guide through a cinematic destiny.

Not to say its not well done/nigh flawless execution, and very fun. But if you're going down that games-as-art road, Uncharted 2 shouldn't hang out very deep into that conversation. The best example of storytelling using music shouldn't be an audiobook with a soundtrack behind it.
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-2010 Sucked: Fable III Exemplifies the Year in Disappointement*Promoted Blog
-Keep It Complicated, Stupid
-What Wii Gaming is Like for Me*Promoted Blog
-I, The Author: How I Stole the Declaration of Independance*Promoted blog

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