zackhandlen
Zack Handlen
zackhandlen
May 29
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I liked Olympus, for the most part (but yes, the lack of a larger map is dumb; other games in the series had a map!). And I made it through the next few worlds more or less okay. It just kind of wore me down after a while. (It didn’t help that there’s nothing in the combat that was as fun for me as using the Command Read more

May 29
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I can see what you’re saying, but “Prologue” to me implies something that isn’t necessarily part of the main story—the arc of this game felt incredibly important to the story it was trying to tell. I didn’t feel frustrated that I didn’t get the whole narrative at the end, I felt temporarily satisfied and eager for Read more

May 29
5

Hm. I’m tempted by this, but I think 40 bucks is too big an ask for me right now, especially with some of the problems I’ve heard about it. (The lack of lock on function sounds pretty infuriating.) Maybe when it goes on sale at some point. Read more

May 29
2

If you thought GoW was repetitive, I have some very bad news about KH3. Read more

Mar 30
34

I can’t speak to the cop, but I assume the construction robot was programmed to keep an eye on Caleb when they were working together (as basic safety “don’t let your human partner fall”), saw him tottering, and followed its programming without having any idea of the context.

Mar 30
1

Yeah, a remake of 4 would be weird--it still feels relatively modern, even when set alongside the remakes.

Jan 23
2

Silly mistake, fixed.

Jan 23
1

Ah, dumb mistake on my part. I’ve removed that line.

Dec 9
3

Unfortunately no; the move to Amazon Prime kind of killed the model. (Although I may cover them on my own someplace else.)

Dec 9
1

I dunno, I could be misremembering, but it definitely seemed like more cussin’ to me.

Dec 9
1

I read the first two novels after watching the show, and I was shocked at how much Holden-worship there was in Leviathan Wakes. It gets substantially better as the series goes on (and I like the books quite a bit; the only reason I haven’t finished out the series is that I was trying to go into the show not knowing Read more

Nov 11
147

yeah, you’re right, this is definitely not a world in which Gamer Gate is relevant at all anymore, gooooooood catch.

Sep 20
1

I use my PS4--the problem is the top of our new TV is too narrow to balance anything on. A friend gave me a clip on camera, but I haven’t set it up yet.

Sep 20
2

The PS3 remaster is actually the one I’m playing. It’s not ideal (the impression I have is that the fog looks a lot better in the original), but it still plays well enough, and works for someone like me who’s never played the game on the original hardware.

Sep 20
2

Yeah, the Metroidvania stuff was over-sold; there are a few upgrades, but they come very slowly. At least with a Souls game, you can level up to meet a challenge.

Sep 20
11

The column has reminded me that I got a VR headset last year and uh haven’t used it in um a bit. (Hey, it’s not my fault that it’s hard to get the camera set up on our new TV.) Read more

Sep 6 2019
7

I had the Dark Half game growing up, and I’ll always remember it as “that game where I couldn’t get more than fifteen minutes into it without it crashing and I still don’t know why.”

Sep 5 2019
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That’s an excellent pick, and yeah, should’ve been on the list. Thanks!

Aug 30 2019
2

...dammit I can’t say “Aw, thanks” again, but I really appreciate the consideration.