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Cblogs of 02/05/10 + Mousisms

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It's breakfast time in Mouseland, and as I type this I'm chompin' on a big bowl of Frosties. They're GRRRRRREAT!

Oh wait. I've had a cold this week and I can't actually taste them. Ooops. Yeah excuse me if I come across as grumpy, I always get like that when I'm ill.

Now on with these recaps.



*-Dexter is looking forward to Valkyria Chronicles.

*-Elsa, our expert of OLD, writes a fantastic blog about oldness.

*-I just love it when Chad posts.

*-Occams blog was pretty darn funny.

*-garison is a bit worried about the new Bit Trip game.

*-My mind has been blown... by a figurine-making koala.

*-BulletMagnet manages to crank out yet another issue of the OT.

*-nekobun writes about Boderlands. Also, what Kraid said.



A-Don't worry, MarshMayhem, you'll find someone eventually.
A-Yes the Ds is awesome on train journeys. Alnd ZOMG that video is awesome.
A-Awesomesauce! Suikoden for 25 bucks.
A-MarshMayhem is looking forward to the new Pokemon games.
P-Animucast is up again.



Nothing here, as usual.



F-Euro FNF.
F-Jimbo is back to hosting the PS3 FNF after I dragged him away from it last week.



V-P4KO is leaking the Sonic 4 title screen!
T-In which Dtoid become a Psychology unit.
T-Perfidious Sinn thinks that rythmn games are oversaturated.
T-Why is Bayonetta important?
T-Is FFXIII a dark JRPG?
T-Lolita is going to make a man out of Chrono Trigger.
$-Gemsi makes me feel proud again.
$-Faith is selling some stuff



M-Zac Bentz is doing a show.



C-Must ths topic be brought up again?
?-I literally couldn't work out what a stick was and thought that this was some sort of porno-blog.



F-This wasn't funny at all.

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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

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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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