The third biome was my hard wall on that game, and the range requirements on that boss are objectively a bad idea in a game where you can only carry one gun at a time. My advice is to run through every room of all three biomes to get your Augments and Proficiency up, find a Carbine with decent perks and good bonus… Read more
I tried making an FFXIV character last year, but my ability to get through MMO levels of on-screen tutorial text has really dipped in recent years. Get me in there and hitting stuff!
For the record:
1) Taiwan is a country.
2) China did not give me money to write this piece, which is mostly about how China leverages and abuses its newfound power over the global box office to dictate PR messaging in line with its party line for Hollywood films and stars, and the strange new realities that this creates… Read more
As the site’s most stridently annoying Southland Tales fan/historian, I will say that when Justin Timberlake is doing Justin Timberlake things (starring in a music video as women fawn over him) he is very good, and when he is doing not-Justin Timberlake things (talking) he is less good.
The opening area of Bloodborne is one of my favorite areas From’s ever done. Yarnham has so many little shortcuts and connections and I can reconstruct almost all of them from memory at this point.
The idea of Shibuya Scramble as a speed-run game is very funny to me. Racing through the Text Adventure dungeon to get your 100% All Dialogue Seen run time down.
So grateful to everybody reading and engaging with this piece, there are some really strong points being made (both for and against its central thesis) down here. One thing I wish I’d made a little clearer in my text, though: I don’t object to V because they’re a blank player avatar—I like a blank player avatar just… Read more
You and I have similar taste in comics, friend
Second the recommendation of Murder By Numbers to keep the picross addiction going, but if you have a DS or 3DS you also need Picross 3D and the sequel in your life.
I was going to comment on this, but then I…*snrk* Then I *chortle* Then I *teehee* But then I took an *guffaw*
Thank you! I saw someone link to that in the comments on the Soundcloud, but assumed it was the original movie version, and not this complete insanity. (Which I have also now learned somehow charted No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100)
It’s been a second since I played, but I think that’s exactly what he does, isn’t it? When you go into the hologram room in the Shinra building, and you end up seeing a video of all that destruction, that’s Sephiroth using images of Meteor to convince Cloud etc. that they lose, so they’d better try to change fate.… Read more
I might end up covering it in the column (although, as you note, we’ve got Spelunky on the way), but I found myself really underwhelmed by the state of Rogue Legacy 2. I think, with a roguelike especially, you’ve got to fundamentally alter mechanics if you’re going to sell people on a sequel. I can’t just climb the… Read more