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GAMES OF THE WEEK EDITION

This week, I almost finished Assassin's Creed 2. Almost. I had gotten onto one of the last chapters when the game decided to freeze, sending me back a few chapters. So much for the almighty auto-save. I can't be bothered going through another 2 hours of the annoying-as-hell controls, crappy missions and the feather sidequest, so I will be trading it in ASAP.

A friend of mine lent me his copy of The Neverhood. It's a fun, quirky little game that I've been enjoying playing. The story is surprisingly deep and it keeps you guessing. You probably won't be able to get a copy on the cheap anymore, so I'd advise you to watch a walkthrough on Youtube or something. You need to experience this game.

Also, I got SoulSilver, which I spent most of yesterday playing. It's obvious how I feel about the game, so I won't go too far into it. PLease PM me if you want to battle sometime!

Oh, a special shoutout to FalconReaper, who managed to reply quickly to one of my tweets. Keep up those lightning reflexes!

Without further ado, let's get onto the recaps...



*-Wry Guy shares somelame April Fools day stories.

*-ScottyG's love of PAX <3

*-Happy birthday Elsa! Also, do you prefer to play your age?

*-Sean Carey/walkyourpath took my avatar to PAX!

*-Squirrelygod rants aboput online multiplayer.

*-Obscurer Tribune has reached episode 40. BulletMagnet has written a novel.



A-Norm9 is scratching an itch.
A-Cadtalfryn is: THE WII DEFENCE FORCE. This week, he defends dusty Wii's from the powers of evil.
A-w3rewolf81 wrote a blog with spoilers.
S-Scibe D continues his backlog series.
S-Caspulex is starting a review series.
P-321gocast: episode 13 is out.



E-DtoidSanFrancisco members are meeting up at WonderCon!
F-Euro FNF.
F-Solgrim takes the PS3 FNF.
I-Welcome, Haylzorz!
S-Alkaisers hometown got flooded!
H-Karutomaru shows us their crib.



N-FunWithBonus shows us a press release from a pinball making company.
V-Eric's opinion of Halo 3 ODST.
D-Doctor Insidious is programming a game engine.
R-FF13 review.
T-WILD SPECULATION!
T-IrishFists thinks that Console Rivalry is ridiculous.
$-Gemsi continues to help the oppresed gamers of the UK.
$-Failblog, but that is an awesome deal.



F-ShiMuNi time! Super Mario Bros edition.
M-Guncannon's music mindteasers are all messed up.
S-Red Darmah got a huge box of shizz.



L-l0cke presents a leaked Sonic Soundtrack!
L-ScottyG gets some GamerGrub, pours it over avatars.
L-ChillyBilly's 7-11 guy is cooler than yours!
?-What is this? Some kind of late April Fools?
?-OH GOD LOOK AT THIS DOUBLE DOWN
?-Am I missing something here? I think I'm missing something here.
C-Yeah, this is big news?


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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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