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Cblogs of 7/21/09 + Pendeltonisms

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There is no better designed level in existence than The Milkman Conspiracy from Psychonauts.

That is all.

Oh, and:

The recap team is now looking for a new regular Monday recapper, as well as additional reserve recappers. It's really a fun position and it lets you read cblogs that you may not have read otherwise, giving you a glimpse at a bit more of this great community. From my experience a recap typically takes 1-2 hours of work, depending on how many cblogs there are of course and whether or not you get distracted (which i've found can VERY easily happen :P).

If you are interested please send a dtoid PM to Conrad Zimmerman.

Alright, now ONTO THE REEEEECAAAAAAPS. On today's wall of text, we've got someone who overshadows the majesty of these fine recaps with his recaps, a use for the $ symbol, and you-know-who's return to the fail section, where he belongs.



*-MUST READ: Check out this wonderful story SuitcoatAvenger wrote about something we've all had to go through sometime.

*-Wow, wanna hear what all of the songs we know about from Guitar Hero 5 sound like? Check out SWE3tMadness' extensive youtube link list.

*-WryGuy liked Mega Man 7. And so should you.

*-In this great Monthly Musing, Sentry shows how every videogame is basically an RPG, as is a gaming life.



A-Why have instructions been reduced to nothing over the years? Nogarda takes a look.

A-Godspeed, WryGuy! I hope you come out of the PC gaming world alive!

A-Wow, check this out; helop kjohnson write a full videogame movie script. NO, SERIOUSLY!

A-EternalDeathSlayer talks about a GameFly rental he just got, and opens up an interesting discussion about game rentals.

S-Another week, another opporitunity to list What'd You Get.

S-An interesting play-by-play of the game Pathologic by altered (now on part 2).

S-And TeknoDwarf gives us part six of HIS run-through of Persona 3: FES.

M-I, the author: Oh no, Link is hearing voices again...

M-I, the author: how to make a story in a straightfoward JRPG.

P-Take a listen to this week's new episode of The Backwards Compatible podcast!
 


I-Everyone, welcome MrTowel and his awesome Gamertag to Destructoid!

I-And, welcome Wolfman288 and his big fuck you to other gaming sites to Destructoid!

R-A review of, umm...Chibi-Robo: Plug Into Adventure. Yeah, I never heard of it, either.



N-Holy Shit: SingStar Queen.

N-Valve finally decided to show TF2 360 users some love.

T-Shoot: Dyna Geek messed up his copy of Star Ocean 4, right at a good part.

$=DAAAAAAAAAMN; Here's a link to find a PS3 for $279.



A-Faith shows off more great bead sprite work, and talks about her new gamer nephew.

M-Check out this great remix of the SF2 theme, as presented by P4KO.

M-Songs for gamers to fuck to. #1 made me lol.

F-Holy. Fucking. Shit. Sam Raimi might direct a WoW movie.



L-Kid wants to be Optimus Prime; drinks petrol.

L-2 slides from a Powerpoint presentation entitled "Why Bionic Commando Sucks".

L-An interesting take on reviewing Dead Space.

L-Videogame characters based on the look of Mondi. Not the other way around

V-If you enjoy your life, you will NOT click this link, or listen to the song within. I think my soul is bleeding...

?-Ever wonder what that one guy SephirothX has been up to?

?-Shadowkat almost died from extended tornado interraction.



S-So close. Oh well.

F-Thanks for giving us an insight into a particularly interesting Twitter conversation, buddy.

F-This one just sucks.

F-NO.

F-So trivial I can't even muster up any vitriol towards it here.

(Pendelton21)

FPoTD
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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

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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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