Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store

CblogRecaps blog header photo
Fronts 13Posts 63Blogs 2523Following 37Followers 372


On Destructoid:
Most Comments

more notable stories


Who updates the homepage?
Our Staff
What is Destructoid?
Long story
Can I submit a story?
Dark theme?
Site rules?
Douche lightly
Ethics much?
Read this
Common sense
Who owns my posts?
You do

Get in touch

Editorial contacts
Meet our staff
Ask a question
Get support
Story idea?
Everything else
Get in touch


Cblogs of 06/06/14 + 06/07/14 and bbainisms


Hello friends! This week was a pretty good week for games in my house! Scarritt bought a ton of new games, including Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Dead Space 3, and a Sega collection for the PS3. I also went ahead and got 1001 Spikes on Steam, because I've been anticipating that game for quite awhile. So what have I been playing out of all those games? 

Shy Guy lookin' all fly!

We had a few friends over for Mario Kart, so I played a bit of that. I'm super excited to see Shy Guy is a racer, since he's my favorite Mario character! He's the only character I'll play as. I've only tried out a few different karts, but the standard ATV is my go-to choice for now. As far as tracks go, there haven't really been any that I disliked, which is surprising. I think my favorite is the updated version of Toad's Turnpike. Racing on top of other cars is a lot of fun! 

I played Pikmin 3 for a bit as well, but haven't gotten too far into it yet. It feels a bit more faithful to the original game, which I like. The only things I don't really like is that there's no C-stick button to make the Pikmin march around you (or at least I haven't figured out how to do it yet), and there's not really an encyclopedia of the planet's wildlife like the last games had (the wildlife is the most interesting part of the game!). But it's a great game so far!

Not pictured: the thousands of spikes.

I also spent some time with 1001 Spikes, and I've made some progress, although I'm not sure how long the game actually is. The difficulty is on par with Super Meat Boy, which I like. I love that there are two buttons for jumping: one for high, long jumps and one for short, more precise jumps. Without two separate jump buttons, I feel like the game would almost be unplayable for me (like if they expected you to make precise jumps by lightly tapping the button... I hate that!). With the sheer amount of crazy traps in this game, I honestly expected it to feel a lot more unfair, but it's really not that bad. Sure, you'll die tons of times, and sometimes it won't even feel like it was your fault, but you'll learn from your mistakes. So far, I've only come across one small section in the game that actually felt cheap, at the end of level 4-3. Even after figuring out what I was supposed to do, I still had a lot of trouble pulling it off!

This fuckin' level!

Last, but not least, I played Ecco the Dolphin, which was included on the Sega collection. Ecco and its sequel, the Tides of Time, are among my favorite video games, but I'd never actually been able to beat them (until now). I played through the first game this weekend, and damn is that game difficult! I actually sort of cheated, so I haven't beaten the game the intended way yet, but it's good enough for me. You see, if you die to the final boss, the Vortex Queen, you're sent back to the beginning of the previous level, the Machine. The Machine is a hellish, 6-minute-long, auto-scrolling level of hatred and death, and the Vortex Queen is no walk in the park either. Screw you for making me go through all that work just to get another shot at the final boss, game! I ended up using a password to get to the final boss again after dying. Whatever. Aside from that little bit of retro gaming difficulty, it was still a thoroughly enjoyable game. Now I just have to beat the Tides of Time!

* - ShadeOfLight lists his favorite new tracks in Mario Kart 8, because video games!

* - Code Name Crono admires the magically beautiful relationship between Marle and Crono!

A - ctg867 makes his predictions/wish list for Nintendo's announcements at E3.

A - Part 2 of ctg867's wish list for Nintendo at E3.

A - A Jason draws near (cool username) has the FACTS for what's going down at Nintendo's E3 conference.

A - Dookysharpgun is unhappy with the way Square Enix treats their fans, and wants to see a return of the JRPGs they used to make.

A - NicholasJamesEvans is hyped about Civilization and other 4x games. I've never even heard of the term "4x game" before!

A - BlinkingPixels comes up with five games that will most likely not be shown at E3, even though he'd love to be wrong!

A - Derek Pietras hates it when other players pick his favorite character!

S - Brittany Vincent is preparing herself for E3 by getting some pre-E3 thoughts out in the open.

S - R. Hoffmann accidentally deleted his website... oops!

F - Friday Night Fights on PC + E3 is upon us!

F - Friday Night Fights on Playstation + Nighttime ejections!

D - Colton Phillips is working on a game called Melon the Cat, which you can help Kickstart if you want!

T - OliverTwist wants to see a return of the Bad Company games.

R - Gamingnerd15 reviews MLB 14: The Show.

R - Oculin reviews Onslaught, a WiiWare game.

$ - June 6th UK releases and bargains!

A - Dreamweaver takes a look at some Blazblue doujinshi which tries to incorporate story elements from the games!

C - Kind of a weak blog, but R. Hoffmann does make a good point (even if the weak blog part sort of goes against the point... oh well)

C - Agent 47 wants to know why people didn't like Unreal Tournament 3, although I'm sensing a bit of an attitude. Nooblords? It's better not to assume your readers are idiots.

F - Weird, race-centric spam.

F - Another freaking cheats blog? When will it end?!

- bbain

Login to vote this up!


Occams   1
scarritt   1
Nic Rowen   1
ShadeOfLight   1
Roberto Plankton   1



Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.

 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!


About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

About Cblog Recaps

Mondays - Lord Spencer
Tuesdays - James Internet Ego
Wednesdays - TheBlondeBass
Thursdays - (Vacant)
Fridays - Gamemaniac3434
Saturdays - AmnaUmen
Sundays - Riobux

Reserve Recappers:
Pixie The Fairy
Mike Martin

Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
New Years Evil

So for this month's prompt, we should look to our best examples of scum and villainy. Talk about your favorite antagonists, villains, bad guys, and malcontents and why you like them so much. Certainly not because you want to be like them since the powers of law and order are probably keeping a close and watchful eye on us. But you know, hypothetically, if I were to recommend my own personal favorite villain, it might be Manfred Von Karma from Ace Attorney. The guy is irredeemably terrible, believing in not just results no matter the cost, but also a total disdain for nearly everyone around him since they most likely aren't as perfect as him.

For January's bloggers wanted prompt, just create a new community blog, start the title with "New Year's evil: [your blog title here]" and tell us about your favorite villains.

From the terrible like Flowey, to forces of nature like Gigyas. Go ham! We won't judge you since we're talking in hypotheticals. As long as we're talking about bad guys since Yoshikage Kira wasn't bad. Kira just wanted to live a peaceful life. He just happened to be a serial killer, you know?

Current Community Contests
Hypno Coffin has a contest on tap for all sorts of games to insert into various orifices.

Community Announcements
We have a Twitter account!
Help us spread the word out on these recaps and in turn, everyone's blogs too! (These tweets appear on Dtoid's official accounts as well)




A- Articles
S- Series
B- Bloggers Wanted
P- Podcasts


C- Community Contests
W- Winners/Updates
E- Entries


E- Events
F- Fight Nights
D- Destructoid in the Wild
S- Stories
C- Contemplations
I- Introductions
B- Birthdays
H- Houses, cribs, setups


N- News
V- Videos
R- Reviews
P- Previews
T- Thoughts
D- Development
$- Deals


A- Art
M- Music
F- Film/TV
L- Literature
S- Swag


R- Random
V- Videos
C- Could Be Better
?- Defies Description


S- You Are Slow
F- Maybe Fail?

Read Huge: Top Stories