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@Germaximus I see where you're coming from but the way I look at is that the Advanced Pack will offer me something new each month. I'm a fan of this game and I want to keep coming back to it. As a writer on this site, I have a lot of games I need to check out, play through, and talk about. Having the Advanced Pack will ensure that I come back and play each and every month in 2014.
As I say in the article, it may just be for a huge fans of the game, but since I want to keep coming back and playing new content, I felt the pack was worth purchasing. For everyone else, there's an Eternity Splinter waiting to drop from a Maggia Capo's corpse.
1 year, 3 months ago on Is Marvel Heroes Worth Playing in 2014?
I really don't mind paying for PS+ in order to play online with my games. PS+ is an amazing service. If you own a PS3 (or Vita) and don't have Plus, you're missing out big time. Free games, discounts, access to stuff early, and beta are amazing features. If there is a sale, then Plus members get a sale on top of a sale. The service feels great and is pro-consumer.
Not only that, Netflix, other apps, and some games aren't behind that paywall so all-in-all, it's not biggie.
Also, I would never except that kind of behavior from Nintendo. They may shove gimmicks down our throats but they are in no way an intrusive company.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Worst Moves of E3 2013
@rationalmotive You get out of the intro at level 4, 4 1/2. Getting to 10 is a quick process. Getting to level 25 will take a little longer but not long at all. The leveling process is pretty quick.
1 year, 11 months ago on Neverwinter Review: Levels 1-25
@TheBaconAbyss You're right, it is an opinion. However, I also feel that the way Pandaria's content is delivered makes it some of the more exciting content we've had. Blizz is obviously at their peak in terms of what they can do in WoW. They've learned a lot and Pandaria has shown off their mastered skills.
When you look at scenarios, the raids, boss strategies, LFR, and overall enhancements to the game it is hard to deny what Pandaria has done for WoW.
WoW isn't losing subs because of Pandaria. The game itself is getting plenty old and while it is still the most popular MMO out there, there are other games doing unique and fresh things that are attracing people. Plus, Free-2-Play games are starting to take a chunk of the player base.
When I run through things like Throne of Thunder, try to beat out Challenge Modes, and see the upcoming Orgrimmar content I find it to be very exciting. I still think Wrath was the best expansion but Pandaria is doing some great stuff.
1 year, 11 months ago on World of Warcraft Subscription Numbers Down to 8.3 Million
I completely disagree about the story being bland and unimaginable.
*WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILERS*
Rising really shows the aftermath of the fall of the Patriots. You have PMCs trying to stabilize the world after Ocelot's war on the Patriots. You got a ton of soldiers who now have nothing else to do in a world that wants nothing to do with them. Then you have a group who decides that what the world really needs is another disaster to ramp up the economy and forward progress of society.
Raiden's own reasons for getting back into being a full-on cyborg and joining a PMC is because he needs to provide for Rose and his kid. You could say Rising shows how much of those involved in the whole war against the Patriots became almost like Vietnam veterans just trying to make their way in the world when no one cares about them.
They expand on that theme when Sam tells Raiden that who he is killing are people just like him: human and desperate. It was their only opinion to take the skills they had, stay employed, and do something with their lives.
Now as for the reason why Raiden went after Desperado and World Marshall was because they were using children's brains to create better cyborgs then the desperate adults they were using. Children can be manipulated and training into being exactly what Raiden was: a child weapon and soldier. They won't care about ethics or laws or having a bloody conscious when you trained them not to care or think that way.
Raiden didn't want the same thing that happened to him happen to anyone else so he fought as hard as he could. He knew he couldn't stand up against the two PMCs and their leaders without tapping into what they are trying to manipulate and create so Raiden allowed himself to feed the Jack the Ripper persona and let it loose.
Then we see that they were going to use the new child-based cyborgs in the new, staged War on Terror between the US and Pakistan. Everything was all about charging up the war economy again and using that to further their gain, profit, and the fuel what the Patriots were attempting to do for so long.
"We're all sons of the Patriots now!"
Rising's story is filled with purpose and deep themes. This showcases what happened after SOP fell in MGS4 and if you go all the way back to Big Boss' nightmare for soldiers, it came true. It really makes you think if Outer Haven was truly necessary.
2 years, 2 months ago on Metal Gear Rising: Revengance Review: The Role Raiden Deserved From the Start
99 new Pokemon and most of them babies or new evolutions? If that proves to be real, then I'm less excited about these games.
2 years, 2 months ago on Rumor: Anonymous 4chan User Claims Pokémon X & Y Bring Significant Changes
I want to see the combat of TERA, the story elements of The Old Republic, the content and polish of WoW, and class structure of The Secret World all rolled up into one MMO.
I love the free range, constantly moving combat of TERA. It keeps every battle fresh, fun, and reliant on skill instead of gear.
I really enjoyed the way story was done in The Old Republic but the game, class balancing, and quests were boring.
I love the polish and level of detail the content in World of Warcraft has. They have tons of content and while I understand it takes time to get to that level, I want that kind of dedication to both PvE and PvP with high level of detail.
The Secret World has the best class structuring in any MMO. The Skill Wheel system leaves choices up to the player and not what every you pick at character creation (ie. Warrior, Priest, etc.).
Roll that up in one and you have my dream MMO. Hell, slap the Final Fantasy brand on it and consider me dead from overjoy.
2 years, 2 months ago on Creating A New MMO: What Do You Want To See In New Games?
@PantslessAaron Agree to disagree, Mr. Aaron. You had a good post but I think the franchise is fine. Especially when you take in account the three directions I talk about in this post.
2 years, 2 months ago on There’s Nothing Wrong With Resident Evil
@DeclanFraher Completely forgot about Weil and the Dark Elf. I knew I was going to forgot something trying to tackle all 7 series in one article, heh.
I would love to see a new Battle Network come out just so we could have internet netbattles. I'd play that game all the time.
2 years, 2 months ago on How To Continue Each of Mega Man’s 7 Series
When I think of THQ and their properties, I really can't think of anything Double Fine would be interested in.
Maybe they want to take a crack at WWE, Warhammer 40k, and Saint's Row. That would be hilarious.
2 years, 3 months ago on Double Fine May be Interested in THQ's Franchises
While this is awesome news....WHERE IS THE LOCALIZATION OF TYPE-0, SQUARE?!
2 years, 3 months ago on News On Final Fantasy X PS3 and Vita HD Remastered Edition To Come “Soon”
The med-pack water bottle is cool. The rest I could do without, especially for $160.
2 years, 3 months ago on Here’s What You’ll Find In The Dead Space 3 “Dev Team Edition”
@NegaRamy I added a picture under Froakie's section of the post. It clearly shows ice. Now, if that's just a coincidence, we won't know until later on. However, right now it seems that Water/Ice is the most likely combo.
2 years, 3 months ago on Pokemon X and Y Starters May Include Psychic, Ice, and Dark Types
No Phantasy Star Online, I am disappoint.
Aside from that, great list of games here. Killer 7 was awesome.
2 years, 3 months ago on Top 10 GameCube Games
Grottoes were an awesome addition. Such a small thing but it made going through the routes more fun due to trying to find them.
2 years, 4 months ago on 6 Things I Love About Pokemon White 2
@wishingW3L Although it's one of Sakaguchi's favorites IX isn't brought up as much as VII or VIII.
2 years, 5 months ago on 4 Underrated PlayStation RPGs
Out of anything, I just want that packaging from the Survival edition. It looks awesome!
2 years, 5 months ago on First Peek at Tomb Raider: Survival and Collectors Edition
Honestly, people want Master Chief. ODST and Reach were cool and all but it didn't feature the one thing that fans really grasped on: Master Chief's badassery.
I think Halo 4 will remedy any issues people have with this franchise.
2 years, 5 months ago on Is Halo Still Popular?
@DanielleHodges I sense this is bad for you Travis.
2 years, 6 months ago on 20 Reasons Video Games are Better than Sex
Dude, that featured image cracks me up every time I see it.
2 years, 6 months ago on 8 Games That Were Surprisingly Good
This will be awesome! I hope you can become a vampire.
2 years, 6 months ago on Sleeping Dogs Horror DLC? Yes Please.
I hate it when I die in a game and I twitch in my seat or something and the 360 controller's battery pack shifts and turns the controller off. "Please reconnect the controller"
2 years, 6 months ago on I Hate It When…
I'll be reviewing Resident Evil 6 soon for the site and I have to say, so far I'm glad I haven't listened to the negative reviews. I am having a good time. We'll see what the ending has in store for me.
2 years, 6 months ago on Is Resident Evil Dead?