dark        
CblogRecaps blog header photo
CblogRecaps's c-blog
Fronts 13Posts 128Blogs 2717Following 41Followers 383


 
 

LONG BLOG

Cblog Recaps of 2/24/09

   0


I’m a bit too sick and tired to do a proper introduction here, but, I have to say this:

Jansen is one of the best-written characters in a video game ever. Anyone who wants to know how to write great, well-timed dialogue needs to play Lost Odyssey just for Jansen.

That is all.



*-Continuing his phenomenal Dragon Questing series, Ben Haskett tells us why DQM: Joker wasn’t…that…great.

*-Mighty Pinto gives a great review of a similar-to-Lit freeware game called Mall Monster.

*-nukka jdav, with the help of some methed-out bimbos, reviews Lost and Damned. Fantastic.

*-GamingGoddess talks about how, even though Eidos wants her to get a breast reduction, plastic surgery is the least of Lara Croft’s worries.

*Playing with Yourself: A Sega fanboy’s tale of life and gaming. Nice first blog, btw.

*-Tehmtnlion gives us yet another amazing tale as his trip to the grocery store starts out maddening, then turns amazing.

*-Tanukitsune reviews a game with the greatest premise ever: A point-and-click adventure detective game set in a noir version of Oz.



A-A review of the Mad Catz FightStick, with modding instructions. Interesting, but way too technical for me.

S-Hooooleeeeee shit…Funktastic is filled to the brim with new gaming goodness.

S-Trunners starts out his top 5 favorite NES games with a title I’ve never seen before, but sounds cool.

P-The BACALAOPodcast crew talks about Community Vibes 4.

P-FAILCAST records tonight, but don’t worry about asking questions; they’re just gonna fuck it up.



E-Win some awesome Skate 2 promotional material!

E-Win The Lost and Damned with either Photoshop skills or heartbreaking stories!



E-The Destructoid Running Club begins to help motivate all us lazy Dtoiders.

S-Rev Anthony whores out his whore article on AMC about whore video game movies. Whore.

S-SephirothX is entering a SF4 tourney this weekend, and wanted to ask you lovely folks a question.

B-A big happy birthday to my favorite Dtoid musician (and favorite chiptune artist) GuitarAtomik!!!



V-The first trailer of the game at the top of my “DO WANT” list, Singularity.

V-Clance played a soccer game and recorded an apparently “cracking” goal. Honestly, I will never understand the British…

V-Neat videos showing off Metroid Prime 1 & 2 using glorious motion controls.

R-A Street Fighter 4 review from, apparently, an illiterate.

R-Mr. Jonathan Holmes looks at Dead Rising Wii and, surprisingly, finds it not that bad.

R-Trev looks at everyone’s favorite acid-induced, body-twisting, space-exploration puzzle game Noby Noby Boy.

T-As if you didn’t already have the motivation to do so, here’s why you gotta play Mother 3.

T-Sir Sterling talks about Killzone 2…or cake…I’m not quite sure…

T-RiotMonster wants help picking out her starter for Pokemon Platinum.

?-Mr. Gilder protects you from embarrassment by helping you avoid the major mistake while asking for a copy of Legacy of Ys.



M-MC Lars is coming out with a new album! Here’s the video for a song off said album, “Guitar Hero Hero”.

S-Ali D looks into gamer shirts that rip off the 4 name Beatles’ shirts, and sparks a discussion about gaming shirts in general.



V-2 words: Van Damme

V-Economic stimulus packages are always cuter when they’re younger…

?-sickNasty shows off some of his Photoshop prowess by giving us the scariest Jew ever.

?-The Playstation now has a disease named after it. It’s now the most expensive disease known to man.

?-Ever get the feeling that you’re the last sane person on Earth? There’s gonna be a Spiderman musical on Broadway, using the music of U2.



S-Yeah…we know.

F-Man cuts and pastes shitty article, fails.

F-Congrats on the new system, but please direct yourself to the forums.

F-Thank God you posted those screenshots. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have known EXACTLY who you were.

(Pendelton21)

FPoTD
Login to vote this up!


 
 

  0 COMMENTS

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

 

About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

About Cblog Recaps

Schedule:
Mondays - Lord Spencer
Tuesdays - Larxinostic
Wednesdays - Dere
Thursdays - SrChurros
Fridays - Gamemaniac3434
Saturdays - AmnaUmen
Sundays - Riobux

Reserve Recappers:
Gajknight
ShadeOfLight
Torchman
TheBlondeBass
Mike Martin
Kevin Mersereau
Chris Moyse
[YOUR NAME HERE] - We want you!

Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

Overstuffed

Is there a holiday or time of the year more indulgent than Thanksgiving? I mean, we cook a turkey that weighs as much as three newborn babies, whip up about a billion sides consisting mostly of carbs and butter, and top the whole thing off with nine different pies, all featuring the main ingredient of "excess." It's equal parts disgusting and awesome, and is definitely my second favorite holiday behind our dearly departed Halloween.

But we were so occupied with whether we could eat six pounds of food in one sitting, that we didn't stop to think if we should. That brings us to November's Bloggers Wanted prompt: Overstuffed.

Playing through Horizon Zero Dawn really got me thinking on this topic. Don't get me wrong, the game has a really cool and fairly unique sci-fi story, the combat is fun and engaging, and the art direction uses vibrant color - a concept that largely died out near the end of the PS2 era, but man, is it long. The map is huge and stuffed with nooks, crannies and collectibles, and boy, by the time I wrapped the story and collected my Platinum trophy the game had really worn out its welcome. It's a shame really, as I truly enjoyed the game for its main components; but by the time I had picked off my ten-thousandth evil villager and performed my ten-billionth stealth kill on a Ravager, I found myself wishing the game would end soon.

I got this feeling about 3/4 of the way into the game. That is not good.

Modern gaming is great in that developers tend to pack in a metric shit-ton of things to do in their games. Modern gaming is also horrible because developers tend to pack in a metric shit-ton of things to do in their games. This tendency to overstuff their games with content is often overwhelming and can cause an otherwise excellent experience to drag. It was less of a problem when I was 18 and had all the time in the world; at 30 with a day job and a family, it's a complete game-changer.

So, beloved Destructoid Community, tell of us a time you felt overstuffed from gaming! It can be from a game you enjoyed that just felt too long like above, a time you binged on all thirty-two Kingdom Hearts titles, a particularly meaty haul of games you got at a yard sale - anything at all that celebrates or at least discusses your Thanksgiving-like excesses in gaming!

Write a blog with "Overstuffed:" and then your subject in the title, and let the world know of your girthy gaming experiences! We love promoting blogs to the front page here at Dtoid, and Bloggers Wanted is a great way to get noticed *wink wink nudge nudge hip thrust*

Happy blogging, everyone!

Current Community Contests

LOL nope desu~

Community Announcements
We have a Twitter account!
@CblogRecaps
Help us spread the word out on these recaps and in turn, everyone's blogs too! (These tweets appear on Dtoid's official accounts as well)
________________________________________

Archives

Legend:

WORDtoid

A- Articles
S- Series
B- Bloggers Wanted
P- Podcasts

CONTEStoid

C- Community Contests
W- Winners/Updates
E- Entries

COMMUNItoid

E- Events
F- Fight Nights
D- Destructoid in the Wild
S- Stories
C- Contemplations
I- Introductions
B- Birthdays
R- RIP
H- Houses, cribs, setups

GAMEtoid

N- News
V- Videos
R- Reviews
P- Previews
T- Thoughts
D- Development
$- Deals

CULTUroid

A- Art
M- Music
F- Film/TV
L- Literature
S- Swag

OTHEroid

L- LOLs
R- Random
V- Videos
C- Could Be Better
?- Defies Description

FAILtoid

S- You Are Slow
F- Maybe Fail?