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The grandeur of the Recap team anew accepts fresh Reservist recruitment. Learn, and know, and gain, in today's Recap, or comment/message this account as you will. The wind *will* blow. Glory to Recapkind.

 
 

No Sunday recap today. Found out someone in the reservist shed was experimenting with funguses and they've become semi-sentient (imagine like a crying new born child), so we're burning it out. Also, Rio has a pretty bad cold.


 
 

It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.


 
 
 

The live action of Animorphs looks weird.


 
 

The Reservist Shed found a way to make cats portable, but we're still not sure where the cat came from.


 
 

The Reservist Shed's latest attempt to sleep through the perpetual screaming failed.


 
 

It kinda of smells like fried pastry here


 
 

Good morning East coast. Mars says hello.


 
 

Today's recap isn't brought to you by Paradigm, but it is still a pretty neat little game that swooped under the radar. I'd say it is Reservist Shed approved, but I don't think they approve of much besides the abuse of the scientific laws as we know it.


 
 

Attention folks. There has been a catastrophe in the Reservist shed. Body parts and fluids are everywhere but our best janitor, Gamemaniac, is cleaning it with his tongue. We gave him a mop but he said he was hungry. Weirdo. Crisis is contained. Carry on.

 
 

I forgot to add Wes' contest to the newest Cblog Recap! (Now rectified) You can have a digital building named after you in the new game Symmetry!!! (Link in comments)

 
 
 

No recap today, I'm choosing life.


 
 

Some really handsome bald fellow posted the answers to his very first AMA last night. (link in the comments)

 
 
 
 

The Reservist Shed has apparently been barred from the nearby car rental shop.

 
 

Last year, 15 blogs: le fussed. This year, 15 blogs: Le CRUSHED. Flame, dear children, signs the demarcation 'tween the Chosen, the Ashen...and the Crestfallen, the Cindered. So the blogs might be mended. Umbasa.

 
 

Apparently one of the new reservists actually knocked a wall in during The Initiation. Considering the contents seem covered in glow-in-the-dark paint, they must be pretty old and may scare their new owners when night comes.


 
 

The bell rings dear children, drawing in the swine from the gutters and the nobles of palaces alike to the Recap Mansion. We are currently looking for a new recapper of tuesdays blogs, and you should feel free to submit yourself for consideration.

 
 
 

Ssshhh, it's okay, the recaps are coming soon...


 
 

I hope you have yourself a lovely little day surrounded by the people you love who love you too. Maybe even use all the sales going on to send someone you care about a gift? A small game to let them know that someone cares about them no matter what.


 
 

This new podcast I'm listening to about Revolutions makes me worry about the Roundheads in the Reservist Shed. Must make sure to install a fake duke among them to make sure that I know exactly when they plan to overthrow the crown.

 
 

Accurate depiction of Hypno 'Baby Face' Coffin.


 
 

Recapping is just so good, oh man. I never want to stop.


 
 
 
 
 

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

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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