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.

2 comments:

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!