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I started playing Tokyo Jungle again. It's slowly becoming one of my favorite games ever. I finally finished the story mode, which took a particularly interesting turn at the end, and added a lot of depth and context to the world of the game. I've also gotten used to the arcade-style gameplay of survival mode, to the point where I find myself craving a survival session while I'm at work. I managed to survive 100 years for the first time the other night while playing as a zebra, and now I really want to get high scores with all of my other favorite animals.

I've managed to unlock a majority of the playable animals by now. I still need to earn enough points to unlock the polar bear, black panther and mammoth (also the robo-dogs, but that will take a while), and I still need to find the lion, tiger, deinonychus and dilophosaurus.

The ostrich is definitely my favorite animal to play as (followed by the giant moa, but they're very similar). They're quick, they're herbivores, and they can kick the shit out of almost anything that tries to eat them. I was able to take down several tigers, a crocodile, a pack of wolves and more before a lion finally managed to land a fatal blow. Also, I just think ostriches are pretty darn cool. I wanted to strive to become the top ostrich in the leaderboards, but somehow the leaderboards are topped by people who have lived 998 years... how is that even possible? I guess I'll just try to get as high a score as I can.

I feel like I have a blog post about Tokyo Jungle somewhere in my brain, waiting to come out, but I haven't quite figured it out yet. There's something about this game that's intrinsically special to me.


Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared!

* - SephirothX looks at the positive side of an always-online Xbox. Maybe something good could come out of something awful!

A - MaverickAstley weighs in on Adam Orth's Twitter discussion about always online DRM.

A - segastardust wonders what Nintendo has been up to lately, since the Wii U library doesn't appear to be growing.

S - Ali D (guy)brushed The Secret of Monkey Island out of his backlog! What should he play next?

A - CaimDark thinks Nintendo should consider giving gamers what they want every now and then.

A - Suyo goes into a deep analysis of Adam Orth's Twitter comments, bringing Rousseau's Social Contract into the discussion. Woah.

A - Pixielated thinks people should be more thankful of EA's LGBT support. It just might help in the long run!

A - Far Cry 3 is racist, claims SongSeven!





F - Friday Night Fights on the PS3 + Dark Souls truths!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + Death of an Xbox!

R - Achievement unlocked! H8/10: You reviewed Evoland and were disappointed...

R - Joseph OHagen reviews Prototype!

R - TroyFullbuster reviews Paper Mario: Stick Star!

R - DanielCampbell reviews Radiata Stories in a video!

T - Although Christopher J Oatis enjoyed Bioshock Infinite, he still had a few problems with it.

R - Shuuda provides an overview of action adventure indie game, Anodyne!

$ - April 5th UK releases and bargains!







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