tenaciousdave
tenaciousdave
4/22/15
5:30 PM
1

I rented the game a few weeks ago. The focus on spectacle aside, any sense of weight from player action really suffers from the linearity. If it weren’t for the interactive sections, the game would perfectly be fine carrying on without you. There was no payoff. The ending feels like a sequel hook, and nothing had Read more

4/22/15
4:54 PM
2

Penultimate does sound so much more ultimate. Like... so ultimate it had to be written in something permanent, like a pen. Read more

3/27/15
11:21 AM
1

I'm not sure what it says about me when the most witty thing I can think of to reply with is the sun from Teletubbies

2/19/15
12:17 PM
1

Great post! And I totally agree with you; I'm a bit of a book-nerd anyways (do a bit of bookbinding and repair for my job) so I'm definitely predisposed to it. But your points feel very spot-on. I've been playing Dark Souls lately, and there's something so unsatisfying about typing "Ornstein and Smough keep killing me Read more

2/18/15
4:04 PM
1

Yes to DoubleJump guides! So perfect.

I have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many guides as well but my favorites that started showing up last gen were Piggyback guides, especially the Assassin's Creed II one. Hardcover, clean, SPOILER FREE with a ton of info on what to do and when. They are also the ones that have done the Read more

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2/17/15
6:00 PM
1

I don't remember the last time I purchased a guide (200X? and Pokemon Stadium 2?) And I can't imagine them being anything but a relic of gaming past now (nostalgia does nothing for me). The internet has removed the practicality of purchasing them. There's a way to save them, along with alleviating the disappearance of Read more

2/17/15
4:49 PM
1

I have only one, a very lightly used Final Fantasy XII Brady games "signature series." I don't use guides too much. I think interactive maps and good youtube vids are best suited to finding collectables.

2/17/15
4:18 PM
1

The Persona 3 and 4 guides are good, containing fusion charts and social link guides. I remember tearing the back cover off the latter because I did not read far enough down the page and wound up botching a link. Read more