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Cblogs of 03/29/13 and bbainisms

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'Twas a slow blog day! I guess everyone was too busy playing Bioshock Infinite? I would probably be playing it too, if I'd ever gotten into the Bioshock games. I have been busy beating Tomb Raider and Runner 2 though, and they were both fantastic!

Oh, also... Incredipede! I got it on Steam as a gift from my boyfriend, and it's such a charming little game. It's a platformer where you build your own creatures by adding limbs and muscles to a central eye, and try to get them to move to the goal. The creatures always end up looking rather grotesque, but something about that eye just makes them seem so cute to me, even with bones and muscles popping out all over the place. A lot of the later levels are particularly difficult, and require some puzzle solving skills and creativity, as well as a keen understanding of how the muscles work. Usually I'll begin with a creature that can't quite make it through the level, and end up flailing around helplessly before giving up and trying a different limb/muscle combination. Even failing can be pretty hilarious to watch, though!



So far I haven't been able to come up with a creature that can move around super reliably, like some of the designs shown in the trailers. Just gotta keep trying different things. The most effective design I've come up with so far was a clumsy swastika-looking thing, which could roll around pretty well and kept the eye safe from hazards. I think you can play around with some of my creatures if you go here or here, but I'm not sure if you have to buy the game first or not.

If you do end up buying the game, I recommend starting on the Hard difficulty. The Normal difficulty gives you pre-made creatures, so it's just a matter of getting them to the end of the level. The Hard difficulty lets you create your own creatures (after a few levels which help explain how everything works), which is a lot more fun, in my opinion!

* - ArchdukeFerdinand uses the transformation of the Spyro series over the years as a reflection of the transformation of the video game industry as a whole. Will gamers finally get the redemption they seek?

A - FrDougal9000 thinks Kojima should stop working on Metal Gear Solid games, since he once said he doesn't want to anymore.

A - David Hayter will no longer portray Solid Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid game. Jonathan Agno is upset.

P - The Low(er) Tier Podcast, episode 7!

C - NickCull is giving away several games on Steam! Go leave a comment if you want any of them!

C - Dale North reviews Sriracha Cheez-Its... it doesn't sound like they got a very favorable review, haha.

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + Everyone is playing Bioshock Infinite!

F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Even Cornflake is playing Bioshock Infinite!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + Oh wait... Nintendo peeps are not playing Bioshock Infinite...

R - Shuuda reviews UnReal World, a free-to-play survival roguelike on PC!

$ - March 29th UK releases and bargains!




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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.

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