Thursday, February 19, 2009

Deadly Creatures

Ok I mention this not to pimp Brandon's review. Even though I guess I just did.

But reviews and reviewers are a funny lot. Brandon loved the level design in DC. Now, Brandon knows games about as well as anyone I know so it's not a question of competence. Binky's my boy.

Crispy Gamer's review says basically the exact opposite -- hating on the level design.

So what's a reader to do? (Brandon will say"Believe me!!" but it's not that easy.)

Of course if you believe what the polls say -- you're only reading these reviews if you have already bought the game anyway so...

In other news, am I the only person on the planet that doesn't get the appeal of Street Fighter? I know I'm this crusty old hater and all, but I just don't get it. But -- being the stubborn crusty old hater that I am I'm going to give it more time. I'm not reviewing it -- I'm not stupid (well, not that stupid) but Capcom sent me a retail copy after the debug copies I mailed off so I figured why not try a game that everyone seems to love? I loved Soul Calibur...and even Super Smash Bros.

I JUST got an IM from Jeff our News Guy "Street Fighter IV is freakin awesome!" I literally just got that as I was typing this.

Maybe I should just shut up and get back to Dawn of War II and King's Bounty and keep bugging PR about getting into the Blood Bowl Beta.


Brandon said...

Well, he does have a point in that you can't go wherever you want, and I can see how, when playing a bug, which can go anywhere, you'd want to. And the game is somewhat inconsistent with when you can go vertical, particularly with the scorpion, but it's not that big of a deal, more that it's something you notice and then get over. Well, I did any way.

At the end of the day, there were plenty of times when I stopped and said "Ok, that's cool" when traversing the levels, which is something I never did in Gears of War 2. Take it for what it's worth. You know, nothing.

I want a footlocker too dammit!

bill abner said...

Footlocker Fiddy Style!