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PureXbox US Editor / Nintendo Life Reviewer

Fri 28th October, 2011

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DRL commented on Giana Sisters 2 In Development for Xbox One:

I wanted to love Twisted Dreams on Wii U, but the technical issues really hurt the experience for me (so much so that I couldn't finish the game). Hopefully Black Forest has the sequel running smoothly on Xbox One, because the foundation is there for a top-notch platformer.

I'll be following closely. :)



DRL commented on Forza Horizon 2 Demo Now Available on Xbox One:

I'm glad to see that others are appreciating the demo as much as myself, and I'm genuinely surprised by how much value can be milked out of the included content. Between the actual races, Bucket List, rival races and free roam, I must have spent about an hour-and-a-half to two hours playing earlier. Consider me impressed.



DRL commented on Guide: The Best Pinball FX2 Tables Money Can Buy:

@Emanouel You're very welcome. PvZ has been out for a couple years, but now that I think about it, I don't believe it has made its way over to the Xbox One version of PFX2 yet. Should be coming soon, though! I do recall it being on the list of tables that Zen is working on.

@renatto Yep, those are also fun tables. To be honest, it's rare to come across a table that isn't very good. Zen does exceptional work.



DRL commented on Grand Theft Auto V Date Confirmed For Xbox One:

This is a remaster that I'm actually happy about. I had an awesome time with GTAV when I reviewed it last year, and I SO badly wanted to give it a 10, but there were weird technical issues that showed up at the most unfortunate times. I'm really hoping all those problems are smoothed out this time around. Who knows, maybe GTAV on Xbox One will earn the highest honors at Pure Xbox? It's totally possible!



DRL commented on Late to the Party: Investigating the Mysteries...:

@Gamer83 Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed reading. It might not be a weekly or biweekly thing, but I'm going to try and keep "Late to the Party" coming as often as possible. I've already begun making a list of all the games that I've missed out on and need to play. The next is likely going to be Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, and then after that I'll probably dig into the library of the original Xbox. I do have a copy of ToeJam & Earl III sitting on a shelf that hasn't left the case, so there's always that. :)



DRL commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Will Be An Episodi...:

I guess this makes sense for sales, especially after the disaster that was Resident Evil 6, but I'm not sure that I like it. Who knows — maybe it will be a good thing for the franchise. Buying into low-priced episodes is much less of a risk for the consumer, so even those bitter about RE6 won't be as hesitant to give it a shot. I'll stay positive for now. :)



DRL commented on Mortal Kombat X Gets Official Release Date, Pr...:

I really hope they hold to this release date and didn't loosely select it only for the sake of pushing preorders. MKX is easily in my top 10 most anticipated right now, and April sounds like a perfect time for release. I'll be counting the days. :)



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

@EternalDragonX Not that you have to enjoy it, but I wouldn't judge Velocity 2X from the first 15 minutes. It's all tutorials and streamlined level design at that point. Once you hit around stage 15, I think, the play styles start coming together and the action intensifies. Just wait until you completely grasp the side-scrolling controls and can race through those sections without a single pause — there's almost no feeling like it.

@Tasuki You're so very welcome. Makes me happy to hear that you and your son are having a lot of fun with it. :)



DRL commented on Exclusive: Guess What? Your 100% Save File In ...:

@maththeusername Yeah, I did the same initially. Screwed around for about an hour before getting frustrated and walking away for a bit. It's just SO easy to miss.

@wender You're very welcome! Glad you could figure it out. It's amazing that the secret stayed as secret as it did for so long. I honestly can't believe I didn't come across it during one of my three playthroughs, because I was experimenting with Goat Fly on every wall that would allow it, regardless of how small.



DRL commented on Competition: Want to Win a Copy of Guacamelee,...:

The competition is now CLOSED. Thanks to everyone for participating. We'll be drawing names momentarily, and we'll post the results in the comments before sending out codes to the winners.



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

@Gamer83 So you're enjoying your new console, eh? With all these updates the Xbox One has been receiving lately, I'm starting to get that great feeling that I had when the Xbox 360 started coming into its own. Believe it or not, I think the social features are what appeal to me the most. I like checking the feed to see what all my friends have been up to game-wise. I don't feel so disconnected from the world when gaming anymore, and I really like that. :)



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

@mitcHELLspawn I had the same problem — could never figure out how 60 spots were filled. I think your companion's slots may be counted toward that number, along with the spaces being consumed by items where health is stored (I forget what it's called). And as far as length goes, I have zero clue how long it actually took me. I'd say between 20-30 hours would be a decent guess.



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

@hydeks I finished up my first playthrough last night! I was surprised by how lengthy the adventure was. Maybe it's because I was exploring everything I could and making sure that I uncovered every portion of the map. My only real complaint is with how much time is consumed by dealing with weapon pickups. So much of it is junk and it's a pain to constantly clear room in the inventory. Outside of that, though, I had a great time. I'm going to wait a few weeks and then rip into adventure mode. Maybe actually play online this time.



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

@mitcHELLspawn Thanks for the info — I'll probably pull the trigger soon. From what I've seen of Last Light, I think I'll prefer that to 2033, actually. But I'm happy to hear that there's an option to play the games more "casually." I think resource management is what worries me more than anything. That sense of fear when you're nearly helpless kicks my anxiety into full gear. Obviously that means it's serving its purpose; however, I don't like to endure those moments of intense stress. It's mentally taxing! Haha.



DRL commented on Stick It To The Man Launches on Xbox One:

Don't ignore this game, guys. The gameplay can get a bit repetitive and frustrating on occasion, but the art style and humor is so off-the-wall and delightful that it makes up for it. This might be the only video game EVER that's forced me into laughing out loud on a regular basis.



DRL commented on September's Xbox Games with Gold Confirmed:

I never realized that Monaco wasn't some sort of dance game...

(I'm sure that box art hurt sales)

After investigating, it looks like something I'd really like. Thanks, Games With Gold, for making me pay better attention.



DRL commented on Need For Speed Rivals: Game of The Year Editio...:

This seems a bit silly with The Crew and Forza Horizon 2 on the....horizon. I find it hard to believe that anyone would choose to invest in a GOTY Edition of a year-old game over two shiny new releases in the genre, especially when you take into account that Rivals didn't really earn GOTY-level review scores. I'm sure this version will sell more copies throughout the holidays than last year's model, but it seems like it wouldn't be worth the effort.



DRL commented on Review: Pinball FX2 - Guardians of the Galaxy ...:

@Emanouel Opinions vary depending on your style of play/skill level, but I really like Starfighter Assault and Darth Vader. Also, I should have a Walking Dead Pinball review by week's end. I can tell you now that it's definitely worth a purchase.

If you're looking for more recommendations, next week we're going to run a "Best Pinball FX2 Tables" feature, so be on the lookout for that. :)



DRL commented on Deals With Gold and Xbox Binge Watch & Play Sa...:

@Gamer83 No promises, but I'll definitely keep that in mind if I have the extra time. There's a big release schedule ahead, and I'm thinking I'm going to be busy, busy, busy reviewing new releases soon.

@Generik Happy to hear that people love it so much. It makes me even more excited to dig in. Who knows? Maybe an Xbox One sequel is secretly in the works?