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Cblogs of 9/29/09 + Pendeltonisms

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A few weeks back my roommate discovered Castle Crashers. Having never had an XBL account before, he’d never gotten a chance to play it. This has lead to him playing the game almost non-stop for the past 2 weeks. And I’ve been playing right along with him. For some strange reason, I can’t get enough of this game again. If you haven’t played this game, you really should go back and play a bit. In fact, would anyone be up for a little crashing for FNF this Friday?

Well, before we think about Friday too much, here’s what we have in store for tonight. Check out an anniversary for one great Dtoider, the one and only Final Fantast list you’ll ever need, and a sequel…to a documentary?

Cblog recaps: Keep fuckin’ that chicken.



*-Congrats to one of my favorite Dtoiders for a year and change of great times on this site. LOVE YA GARY!

*-SovietMudkipz writes an interesting piece about how Rock Band has reduced any artistic credibility it might have.



A-thefil gives us the FINAL, UNDENIABLE, UNQUESTIONABLE list of the best Final Fantasy games, with a TL;DR version for those with short attention spans.

P-Those alcoholics decided to record another one; here’s Ep. 9 of Drunkcast.

P-And those other drunks from Refused Classification are recording again tonight.



S-The 2nd day of Takeshi’s week on dTunes, featuring Agnostic Front.

S-Lord The Night Knight starts up a new series where he compares similar games. This week, GBA Castlevanias.

I-Everyone, welcome BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRDMAAAN the Friendly to Destructoid!

I-Also welcome mustbeandrew and his immensely amusing cat gif to Dtoid.



N-Apparently, Steam is allowing Australian gamers to get their hands on banned games.

N-Super Street Fighter 4 will not be coming to your local quarter emporium.

N-Tubatic and the Case of the Missing WotS3.

N-If you have any homebrew stuff on your Wii, DO NOT download the latest update.

V-Earlier in the day, UglyDuck posted a live stream of Crash Course for those PC users unable to get it.

R-Rider Chop reviews classic Cave shooter Donpachi.

T-Nexus weighs his thoughts on the 2 big racing games coming out soon, Forza 3 and Gran Turismo 5.

T-Jonathan Holmes talks about some experiences he’s had with Arkanoid Plus and Dead Space: Extraction.

T-The pros and cons of Crash Course, via UglyDuck.

T-Holytheline talks about his time with L4D: Crash Course.

T-tgammet speaks a bit about a frustrating moment he’s run into in ODST.



F-Awesome: there’s gonna be a sequel to the great documentary Press Start!



VG Nast showed up today, giving us a little satire with Jack Trenton almost buying a PS3 and a ma double-jumping.

?-This is…strange, but apparently this Valentin Selesnyov plays games better when he’s cosplaying whatever game it is he’s playing. Yeah…

?-Mr. Anthony Burch tells us about a radio show he’s gonna be on, and when the new Once Upon A Pixel episode will be up.

?-Daxelman lets us know what he’s been doing since the sickness ravaged his body.



F-Someone woke up on the wrong side of the dick today.

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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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