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DRL

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PureXbox US Editor / Nintendo Life Reviewer

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Fri 28th October, 2011

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#2

DRL commented on Platforming Without Jumping: Tinertia Is Rocke...:

It seems like we've seen many side-scrollers announced recently, but they all appear to be more arcade-styled, which is a little bit disappointing. Regardless, even though I don't really care for the visuals, I'm sure I'll check this one out. If nothing else, the gameplay sounds interesting.

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#3

DRL commented on New Witcher 3 TV Spot Appears:

After watching the 9-minute trailer that Push Square posted earlier this week, I have to say that I'm uncontrollably excited for this game. It reminds me a lot of Red Dead (but with a fantasy theme, obviously), which is easily one of my all-time favorites. Regarding this trailer, though, it seems kind of silly that they wouldn't show any gameplay. This game looks stunning, and the proposition of being able to explore this massive, atmospheric fantasy world is likely what will draw people toward it.

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#4

DRL commented on Accessory Review: Mortal Kombat X Fight Pad fo...:

@dok5555555 That's a good question. I had the X360
controller with the transforming D-pad for a few years, but my buddy busted it while intensely playing MK9. Unfortunately, that means I can't directly compare the two. I can say that the Fight Pad's D-pad does have a little bit of a roll to it, more than the one on the Xbox One controller. I don't think it's as loose as the X360 controller, though. Maybe see if your local game shop will allow you to take the Fight Pad out of the package so you can test it.

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#5

DRL commented on Accessory Review: Mortal Kombat X Fight Pad fo...:

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi Honestly, I typically have that problem when using joysticks in fighters. It's too easy to accidentally press forward on an angle, resulting in a jump when you meant to take a step. That's why I stick with D-pads, especially in the case of the MK series.

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#6

DRL commented on Marvel and Telltale Games Announce That They'r...:

@BAMozzy I totally understand what you're saying about Telltale's games lacking in the gameplay department. That's been my biggest complaint about them, actually. I need more puzzles! The first couple episodes of The Walking Dead: Season One had legitimate puzzles, but they were pretty much phased out as the season progressed. Now they're mostly nonexistent. So yeah, I get why Telltale Game don't do it for you. I still really enjoy them as an alternative to my usual genres, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hoping for something more as far as gameplay goes.

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#7

DRL commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 on Xbox One Finall...:

Sweetness. I need to get started on this game — haven't even booted it once. Maybe I'll change that this weekend. I just need to convince the wife that she'll be able to handle the supporting role.

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#15

DRL commented on Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations C...:

This looks better in motion than I expected it to. Hopefully we'll finally get a legitimately great Adventure Time game. A couple of them have been so close to being classics, but a rushed development cycle and/or limited budget have stood in the way of their potential. Unfortunately, I don't have much faith in Little Orbit. They've published some real junk lately.

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#17

DRL commented on Slim Pickings As Call of Duty: Ghosts Heads Up...:

Slim pickings indeed. I would like to see more Xbox One indie games go on sale. There's a lot of stuff in the store that I'd be interested in taking a chance on at the right price. Maybe Microsoft will get into the business of flash sales soon. That would be cool. Sony's been doing a fantastic job with those lately.

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#19

DRL commented on Shovel Knight, Slice Zombies for Kinect Dated ...:

I already own two copies of Shovel Knight and have played through them about six times total, and I'm STILL going to buy it for XONE when it releases. I'm incredibly curious to see what Yacht Club has done with the Battletoads.

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#22

DRL commented on On This Day: Eleven Years Ago the Teenage Muta...:

I'm with you guys. I just can't comprehend why it's so complicated to make a good TMNT game. Imagine if Activision contracted an indie developer to make a proper sequel to Turtles in Time. It would only need to be an hour-long downloadable game with retro visuals. If done well, something like that would probably sell like mad across all home consoles. I have to imagine it would cost peanuts to make, too. I know Activision doesn't really care about the quality of these cash grabs, but man, it seems so simple and effortless.

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#23

DRL commented on New Project Cars Xbox One Gameplay Footage Dri...:

@EternalDragonX That's kind of my concern too. I recently picked up Driveclub and am still playing Forza Horizon 2 here and there. I plan on getting Forza 6 when that releases, so I'm not sure I want to cram in another racer between now and then. I probably will, though, because Project Cars does look sweet. Maybe I'll wait to see how it reviews before making the decision. :)

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#28

DRL commented on Feature: Remembering When Mortal Kombat First ...:

Thanks for sharing your MK memories and stories, everyone. I love hearing people reflect on their gaming past. Maybe I'll try to come up with some sort of feature that allows us to do this more often. Arkham Knight is fast approaching, and I'm sure many of us have Batman-related stories worth telling. Am I right?

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#29

DRL commented on Round Up: Mortal Kombat X Reviews Are Bloody Good:

So... anyone played any MKX yet? Let us know what you think! I sat down with it for an hour last night and walked away impressed. Because I've been spending so much time with Killer Instinct, though, I was fumbling through the tutorial. But I'm sure I'll be mastering fatalities and combos before you know it. :)

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#30

DRL commented on Feature: Remembering When Mortal Kombat First ...:

@Red620Ti I haven't played Shaolin Monks! I've been on the hunt for a copy locally, but every time I come across it, it happens to be in egregious condition. Maybe I'll just suck it up and order a copy online, even though I hate doing that.

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#33

DRL commented on Farming Simulator 15 Teaser Trailer Goes Live:

I'm definitely going to play this. I've been reviewing the 3DS versions for Nintendo Life for a few years now, and I feel like I need to get a better idea of what the whole, true Farming Simulator experience is like — the handheld versions are extremely basic and limited. It looks like an entirely different series, honestly.

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#35

DRL commented on Dead Island 2 Slips to September:

I didn't anticipate seeing this until the end of the year anyway, so September makes no difference to me. Honestly, I think everyone is finally getting sick of zombies — I know I am. It's going to be interesting to see how this one sells.

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#37

DRL commented on On This Day: 12 Years Ago Run Like Hell: Hunt ...:

@TwilightAngel I guess that's what I expected to hear, but I was holding onto a little bit of hope, thinking the game might have SOMETHING decent going for it. Is it bad that I may still pick up a used copy if I come across one soon? I'm way too curious now.

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#41

DRL commented on On This Day: 12 Years Ago Run Like Hell: Hunt ...:

Please tell me SOMEONE has played this game? I want to hear some other opinions! It seems there were a couple critics that compared it to Alien and thought it was solid, but they're the minority.

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#42

DRL commented on CD Projekt Red Announces Premium Expansions fo...:

I wish these announcements would've been saved for a little while after the game's release. Let people worry about the 200+ hours of gameplay that's — supposedly — already on the disk before proposing another 30. That's super overwhelming to think about already.

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#43

DRL commented on There Are No Strings on This Avengers: Age of ...:

I'm thrilled about this. Of course I'm always open to more tables being added to Pinball FX2, but it's even more exciting when the table's release date and theme coordinate with an entertainment event. If it were any other company, we'd all be terrified of a last minute announcement of a licensed game. But, given Zen Studio's track record of making great pinball tables, worrying is probably unnecessary. :)

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#46

DRL commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

@Red620Ti That's crazy! Now that I think about it, I want to say that I probably put 100+ hours into the Rainbow Six games on the original Xbox. Definitely RS3 and Black Arrow. I generally went to work on two hours of sleep because of those games.

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#47

DRL commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

I'm through four bosses in Bloodborne now... even beat the last on my first try. I just thought you all should know that. I'm feeling really good about it considering how poorly I started out.

Anyone in Europe get Dark Souls II for Xbox One or PS4? Other than Red, I mean. If so, how is it? With the way I've taken to Bloodborne, I'm definitely going to pick it up on Tuesday when it releases in the US.

@JaxonH 250 hours... are you kidding?!! That's madness! Honestly, it makes me happy just to think that a game can mean that much to someone. I'm not sure I've ever logged hours like that with a single game. I believe I crossed the 100 hour mark in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and that might be the highest — unless you count SNES games that I replay frequently, but there's no way for me to know exactly how long I spent with those overall.

Anyway, now I want to get back to Monster Hunter. I got so sidetracked with it a while back that I haven't played in weeks. Maybe a month, actually. I'll try to change that this weekend. :)

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#50

DRL commented on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Confirmed for Xb...:

I've spent a lot of time with the PS Vita version, and I like it enough to put this on my Xbox One hard drive. I wouldn't go as far as to agree with the couple of 10/10 reviews out there, but it's pretty rad game regardless.