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Cblogs of 11/13 & 11/20/2017 + On Rising Revengance Again


There is something simply amazing on how ridiculous and over-the-top Metal Gear Rising: Revengance is; starting from that ridiculous name. Basically, the game is an extension of the Raiden scenes of Metal Gear Solid 4. From the many scenes in that game, those stood out as the culmination of the typical Anime Cyber Ninja that Kojima dreamt off since the first MGS game.

That is why I am surprised anyone thought that a game made based on that scene would in any way, shape, or form, be similar in gameplay to the regular MGS games. The outcry over MGRR being the way it is was one of the most ridiculous fan outcries in recent memory.

Back to the game, it needed to convey everything in those scenes to some degree, and there were no one better than Platinum to do so. Masters of the Action genre, the programmers at Platinum were not unfamiliar with over-the-top action games, being the developers of Bayonetta (possibly the greatest Action game there is).

Certainly, it was the right choice.

While MGRR never reaches the height of complexity and fluidity of the Bayonetta series, it still manages to be a technical marvel. Raiden’s movement is fluid, his attacks are strong, and he embodies everything I imagined a Cyber Ninja to be like. Couple that with the free blade system, and you also add in some over-the-top gore and violence to the game. It is the exact sort of excess the Metal Gear series thrives on.

The game isn’t simply over-the-top in its gameplay, but in its story as well. Kojima continues on directly from MGS4, and the characters easily inhabit the MGS lore. The winds of destruction characters fit in with any of the bad guys in past MGS games, but I can’t imagine Solid Snake being able to beat these guys.

In the middle of flying missiles, falling buildings, and an idiot Sai-wielding psychopath throwing tanks at you, the excess of the series starts bordering camp territory.

Then you remember how you are using dissected robot limbs as a polearm weapon and doing some freak Cirque du Soleil stuff with it and everything makes sense again.

*- I am not topsaucing this blog as a show of support for Terry 309 or anything like that. There are many points in his blog regarding why he is leaving Destructoid and how he doesn't feel as welcome now as he did before. I am sure some disagree with his snetiment, and some agree.

I am mostly focusing on point; there is little interaction with blogs in general. Rarely does a blog get 10 comments from 10 different people. Rarely does a request for critical feedback go noticed. Of course, I am not innocent of this lack of interaction, nor is anyone else in the recap team. Time is a precious commodity, and it affects how we interact with the site ourselves. This is just a request to all dtoiders to try and give more feedback to the excellent people writing these blogs. A lot of them take a significant amount of time, and any comment is honestly much appreciated.

*- The Wii U was a great little console that unfortunantely died a horrible death. Due to the excellent games that were in the system, people like OmegaSiet here wil forever defend it, just as the Dreamcast is defended by its loyal fan years later. Now, both consoles share the same space of excellence gone to waste.

A-Jim Kelly thinks a lot of games would work on the Switch due to its portabilty, joing many in asking for more ports of older games on Nintendo consoles.

S- This looks like a project where Dtoiders collaberate in writing a book. This chapter is written by Fuzunga who adds in some atmosphere in this Sci-Fi tale.

S- Check out another episode of Just Another Castle by The Mango Viking, this time mostly focusing on the Switch.

What is better than a regular dog companion, a robot dog companion with an AI who is possibly smarter than most humans


T- This is a wierd and intresting review by Kerrik52, where a game is reviewed without actually being played. Here, its a review of Valkyrie Drive Bhikkuni, where somehow the review is actually accurate in many parts according to some of the comments.

R- Unlike the review for Valkyrie Drive Bhikkuni, it is obvious that Kerrik52 actually played through the dredgery of Dragon Dogma. This review perfectly encapsulates why I thought that game to be alost offensively MEH.


L- Apparently, stripper poles don't have a place in well, the workplace. CJ Andriessen reports on how IGN figured that out and removed their Las Vegas certified stripper pole from their posh offices in San Francisco.

R- I would be lying if I said I know what this blog by Baden1234 is about. For some reason, its a comparision between Monster Hunter and Undertale, at which Monster Hunter invariably wins because it has more and better monsters.


Sorry for reposting this again. I was too busy in the last two weeks, and the recap was nuked almost immedietly when I posted it last time.
Anyway, here are the games I am currently playing. Those in bold I am going to review when completed:
  • Little King's Story (Wii).
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS).
  • Gunstar Heroes (Genesis).
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U).
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (PS4).
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3).
  • The Adventures of Pip (Wii U).

Also, here are my latest reviews:

And Latest Blog in my "where the hell is...?" blog series"

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

Costume Party

When it comes to October, it's pretty easy to come up with an idea for Bloggers Wanted. Halloween presents a lot of options. People will start playing horror games and marathon scary movies, but then there's the ultimate question for the day itself:

"What am I going to wear?"

Costumes are, after all, at the very heart of Halloween's fun. Whether you're playing a game with a canon character like Lara Croft, Spider-Man or a customized character in Monster Hunter World or an MMO, you're still faced with the question of what are you going to look like. Sometimes you even have stat bonuses to further complicate things, while other games have made it so you can have all the lovely stat bonuses and still make something that looks nice to you. Some folks even take this all huge step further and will realize such costumes for real-life cosplay.

As someone that posts often about Final Fantasy XIV, I have spent countless hours obtaining all kinds of armor, weapons and accessories from various corners of the game and only for the reason of it looking cool. In fact, once I have a job at 50, I feel obligated to give each of my jobs a fanciful glowing weapon before I press forward.

And then I give each job their own little pet sidekick, because I have decided my character is a Disney princess. Then I write macros that give them a blend of super sentai/Sailor Moon transformations because henshin a-go-go, baby!

But, if I'm honest, my one true love in regards to outfits in the game is the Invalician Samurai set, which I got from the Rabanastre raid. The design is pulled right from the Final Fantasy Tactics' art concept of the female samurai and is wonderfully realized.

But sometimes looking good comes at a price, too. I remember my favorite look for my Corsair in Final Fantasy XI required me wearing pants that reduced my movement speed by twenty percent and some of the best stat-based builds in Monster Hunter can make you look silly.

So this month's topic for Bloggers Wanted is costumes. Whether the costume is realized in-game or in real-life, we'd like for you to to discuss your favorite creations or tributes to characters, whether it's a custom look, a canon character or even a character skin like you'd find in Overwatch or Fortnite. You can discuss cosplays you've done, or cosplayers you admire. You can even talk about the plights of stat-based function over fashion.

The sky is the limit on this one, so head on over to our community blogs and get to writing! Use the prompt "Costume party: [Your title here]" and be sure to place "Bloggers Wanted" in the tags!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have get Bayonetta dressed up. She's heard about everyone and everything becoming Princess Peach and she would like to remind the world she was ahead of the curve on that.

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