What tee shirt graphic do you think
would translate into the best video game? Don't pick a
graphic about an already existing video game, of course.
This may be
cheating, but I have a tee shirt with the
character select screen for an
fighting game. The
selection of characters is spot on so I think it
could be something truly spectacular. Other than
that I can't really think of any shirt designs
that would fit this!
What is the worst weather your area will
have where you will still go to work/school/other
anything! I'm able to just hang home if the
weather gets bad. Of course if the baby needs
food or something like that I'd have to go out,
unless it were impossible due to a blizzard or
Do you miss the days of physical strategy guides being worth
buying (ie- before the internet took off)?
I do. It was fun to
collect them, and poring over charts and maps
was a lot of fun. I still do it for some
gamesgames. For example, I have one for Dark
Souls, which has all sorts of useful charts.
Even then, the vast majority of information is
still available on the internet so it's hard to
justify buying one. I don't think it's just the
internet though, many games are so streamlined
now that having a guide is pointless!
Man, I miss the Nintendo Power days.
Are there any characters in games that
aren't main characters or even really important ones that
you think are interesting enough to have their own spin off?
That's a tough
question, usually any sort of character that is
interesting at all is at least somewhat of a
main character. If I went with a "main character
but not crucial to the main plot" approach my
obvious choice would have to be Sazh. He was a
blast to have around in Final Fantasy XIII
but could really use a game that makes him the
star. Actually I do have a good choice for this,
and that would be Gogo from Final Fantasy VI.
A completely optional character, you find him
inside some sort of giant worm in the second
half of the game, and there would have to be a
really interesting story behind that.
Darkest Dungeons of Secret Advertising?
Wondering if you've seen/heard about Darkest
Dungeon yet? It's looking like a pretty sweet
RPG/Roguelike and the Kickstarter just began. I'm
thinking a lot of the peeps on the site would like it.
Thanks Wheels! I'm likin' the new format :D
wouldn't use an e-mail like this as it can seem
like a backhanded way to try and get us to
promote something on the site, but considering
the project is already funded I guess I'll let
it slide. This certainly looks like a very
unique take on the classic roguelike formula.
Considering how much I enjoyed Guided Fate
Paradox, we all know that I can appreciate
new takes on the genre. I hope it turns out
well! Kickstarter has produced some interesting
projects and looks set to continue to do so for
This ID Software
talk was prompted by my extreme lack of
excitement for both the new Wolfenstein
and the new Doom. Rage and Quake
3 are really its only games to have ever
stuck with me. Quake 3 is a fantastic
arena shooter (with bots for offline play) so I
played the heck out of that game in the early
online shooter days, though not as much as Unreal
Tournament. I can't really defend Rage,
but it's solid as far as the engine goes and I
found it to be quite fun. What are your favorite
ID Software titles?
As for Final Fantasy stuff, I only hate
the original version of Final Fantasy I.
The battle system is too slow by modern
standards, and honestly even by the standards of
the time. I have no issues with the remake. I do
have a fondness for the sprites in the original
game, but the remakes are better for sure. As
for Final Fantasy IV, this is a
reference to when I was defending Final
Fantasy XIII and threw IV under
the bus. I love Final Fantasy IV, but
it's tough to deny that it is a very linear
game. That's not a problem for me just like it
wasn't an issue for me in XIII. IV
doesn't rank in my top five but neither would it
rank near the bottom. That spot is
reserved for XIII-2!
Here's some hot topics I've seen around
- What do you think of the new Sonic Boom
cartoon and game combo?
- Still no Dragon Quest VII 3DS for the West?
- Will we hear about new BioWare projects beyond Dragon
Age: Inquisition soon?
Don't forget to leave Trent some
questions and such for next week!
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