Am replaying Shenmue 1 and 2 in advance of 3, but...man...I had to take a break at Kowloon. It’s just not a great experience by any metric. The environment itself is ugly as sin - both technically and aesthetically. (Which is a goddamn tragedy, because Kowloon Walled City should be an amazing setting.) The gameplay in… Read more
New Game Plus has become a borderline requirement for me for character action games as a whole and certain JRPGs. (In the case of the former, the grid-like system introduced by Devil May Cry 2 whereby one could gradually tackle any stage at any difficulty is preferable.) Among JRPGs, a game like Final Fantasy 15 or… Read more
In Chicago, at least, the movie theaters which continue to thrive are those staunchly independent ones that didn’t buy into 3D, didn’t buy into 60FPS, and maintain a steady stream of original programming over and above screening new releases (trivia nights, cult film screenings, independent or student film events/theme… Read more
I love that a reply of mine which you dismissed a week or two ago is still causing butthurt.