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Cblogs of 10/26/12 and bbainisms

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Hello everyone! I hope you all had a nice Friday!

So since last week, Final Fantasy VI has been beaten (huzzah!), and I can finally say that it's now one of my favorite Final Fantasies! It was really fantastic, and I'm sad I didn't get into it sooner.

Now I'm sitting here trying to decide what I should play next... I was already in the process of playing Space Channel 5 and Jet Set Radio when Borderlands 2 came out and commanded my attention. Also, The Unfinished Swan, Of Orcs and Men and Retro City Rampage all recently released and I've been wanting to play all of them for quite some time! And then the Dark Souls DLC just came out for consoles a few days ago...

Argh, too many choices! What should I play first??


I already know what knutaf probably thinks I should play first... and actually that's probably what I'll end up choosing, haha.

Also, I recently visited the MCM Expo in London with PK493! Check out my awesome adventure!

* - knutaf thinks everyone should play The Last Express, an intriguing game about trains and murder and intrigue. Looks like I have another game to add to my list...

A - Honoring the fallen in XCOM. Rest in peace, Jerry Seinfeld. What's the deal with aliens anyway?!

A - SephirothX predicts DOOOM for the Devil May Cry reboot, for various plausible reasons.

A - SigfriedLion shares his fond memories of playing Doom in his younger days, brought on by his recent acquisition of Doom: BFG Edition. (Very clever title, by the way!)





F - Friday Night Fights on the 3DS + nerve-wracking games!

F - Friday Night Fights on the 360 + the Red Hot Chilly Billies!

I - Yves Considerably offers up an introductory post full of secret agents, moons and video games.

E - Megakrang will be attending PAX Australia! Any other Dtoiders planning on going?

R - Elect-Nigma reviews Code of Princess, a neat looking title for the 3DS.

T - Resident Evil 6 is apparently so bad that whatsacow can't stop playing it!

$ - October 26th UK releases and bargains.





L - Mr Andy Dixon dreams about choking on dicks, confirmed!

F - Bradley Jones has moved on from The Secret World and will now be telling us all we never cared to know about Guild Wars 2 with his glorious copypastas.



- bbain

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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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