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Cblogs of 01/01/10 + Mousisms

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Now that Christmas and New Year are both over, we reach that slightly depressing period where you realise you have another year before you can do anything like that again.

If you read last Friday's recap you'd have heard that I was experiencing some technocal difficulties with my family. Well it's all ok. My dad didn't have a heart attack and my uncle hasn't touched a drink since then which is a good sign, I suppose.

Anyway, this was a pretty slow day for the blogs. Expect some FNF's, a few topsauces and "noggetits".



*-Topsauced for the Necros hating.

*-There were some other things in BFelds blog, but the most important thing is that Samit has finaly, FINNALY played Portal.

*-Gitaroo Man is apparently a game you NEED to play.

*-Do you want to know what people played in 2009? Better check out this list by Necros.

*-Here is Part 2 of that list.

*-Obscurer Tribune is up again.



A-Torzelan blogs about his resolutions.
A-Bluexy has been struggling to play all of the great games of 2009.
M-For his first blog, Enkido does a love/hate about DLC.


NO.



F-360 FNF, with added Nils.
F-PS3 FNF. I see some "friendly competition" between Elsa and Jimbo.
I-Welcome, L G Jargon! At least someone managed to keep up their resolution.
I-Welcome, Stronstad!



R-RetroSoldier does a review of Resident Evil 5
T-TSureth tells us what he played in 2009 and boy is that a big list...
T-Lester37 wants YOU to tell him what to play.


Nothing here, surprisingly.



V-ShiMuNi - hosted, as always, by Genki-Jam.
?-CLP posted a "Happy New Year" blog but didn't put a title on it. I've linked to his profile.
C-A Happy New Year to you too.
NVGR- Animated Toupee blogs about Doctor Who, which I know nothing about.



F-If this wasn't a drunk blog I would have topsauced it just because of the word noggertits.

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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*

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