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DRL

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PureXbox US Editor / Nintendo Life Reviewer

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#1

DRL commented on Feature: Pure Xbox's Top 5 Most Wanted Games o...:

@tabris95 No worries. I didn't even realize that majority of the games are shooters. More than anything, I think that's just a coincidence because a large portion of our staff is into social gaming, and those are some of the biggest online experiences set for release in 2015.

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#3

DRL commented on Review: Pinball FX2 - Venom (Xbox One):

@stylon You're very welcome. Thank YOU for reading. You can expect reviews of all Pinball FX2 tables moving forward (I've been covering them since Guardians of the Galaxy, I believe). And we always try to focus on smaller games. There aren't enough sites that review indies and the little releases, so we try to do it as much as we can. :)

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#4

DRL commented on Feature: Pure Xbox's Top 5 Most Wanted Games o...:

@tabris95 It's all about votes, man. It's not like we got together and decided to ignore those games, they just didn't collect enough votes to make a very small list — that's all. Now that I think about it, I believe Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3, and Phantom Pain would've ended up with enough votes to be next in line if we had extended the list to 10 games. I know I'll be buying all three of those games at launch, and I bet there's at least a few other staff members who will do the same. And anyway, this feature is about the type of experiences that our staff prefers. It has nothing to do with the popular opinion, just ours. It's simply for fun. :)

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#5

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

I started Far Cry 4 last night. I'm not too sure how I feel about it at this point. I absolutely LOVE the setting. I love that, like Red Dead Redemption, I'm surrounded by nature and the unknown. Using animals to your advantage in situations where the odds are greatly against you is awesome. There are two things that are impeding my sense of fun a bit though, and they are: the way vehicles handle and the emphasis on stealth. The vehicle clumsiness I can get past, but I didn't realize that stealth was such an integral part of some missions. I'm horrible at creeping around in certain games, and this — unfortunately — is one of them. I'll be getting some practice in later this afternoon and hopefully it just clicks with me soon enough. Other than that though, I'm very impressive with the game. The views are utterly stunning.

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#6

DRL commented on Halo Master Chief Collection Early Adopters to...:

@Emanouel I'm not sure there's a release date yet, but "yes" to the rest of your post. :)

This is super cool. I, like a couple others above, didn't care much for ODST when it launched. It's the only Halo game that I haven't played into the ground, actually. I'm happy that I finally have the perfect reason to revisit it and give it another chance. Good deal, 343.

Now we DEFINITELY need to see Reach added to MCC at some point, right? It would be odd for a single Halo game to not be incorporated in the package.

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#7

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

@TylerTreese I already thought about that problem and don't know how to solve it. I imagine I'll end up with an arcade stick for both Xbox One and PS4 eventually. I think it depends on if Sony lands another exclusive fighter outside of Street Fighter V.

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#8

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

@hydeks It's SO good that I actually have a blister on my D-pad thumb from a couple days of intense playing. Have you tried out Riptor yet? I really like her. I'm still deciding between Orchid, Maya, and Jago as a main, but I might consider sticking with Riptor if she keeps leading to wins.

Now I just need to decide if I want to invest in an arcade stick ASAP, or wait until closer to MKX's release to see what kind of special edition model is announced. I'd like to wait, but I'm not sure I'll be able to hold off until April.

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#12

DRL commented on Review: Pinball FX2 - Venom (Xbox One):

@TylerTreese Thanks, sir. I've been having a lot of fun with this one. Actually, I seem to like it more and more with each game I play. There are so many small details that take some time — and effort — to uncover, and I love figuring those things out. Now I just need to get that Carnage mini-game down before I can put up a high score worth bragging about. :)

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#13

DRL commented on What's Out This Week: December 16th (North Ame...:

@stylon I had a go at a preview build of Kalimba, and what I played was a lot of fun. It's a mind-bending puzzle-platformer (as said in the description) that often requires you to stop and consider your movements. The preview build only featured the first world, and it was surprisingly difficult at times — lots of trial and error. That might turn some folks off to it, but not me. I liked what I played enough that I purchased Kalimba as soon as it became available today.

Additionally, I downloaded Tetris last night and I'm slightly underwhelmed. I don't really care for the presentation and I find the music to be — for lack of a better word — blah. If you don't care about presentation and just want Tetris on your Xbox One, you'll probably be happy with the package. I'm not mad that I bought it or anything, just a little disappointed.

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#19

DRL commented on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Delayed Until May 2015:

Bummerino, man. If that extra three months means the game will be even better than it would've been, I can handle it. But these delays are still disappointing. I think pubs/devs should hold off on giving out release dates until they're at a certain point in development and absolutely sure they're going to meet the intended date.

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#21

DRL commented on Review: Threes! (Xbox One):

@stylon Yeah, the cost is definitely a little steep for what's offered here. But I will say that I don't regret my purchase at all. Both my wife and I have already got a good deal of play time from Threes, especially thanks to Snap Mode.

Spot-on review, Emma. This is a great time killer and a fantastic game to download for anyone that wants to get a non-gamer's hands on an Xbox One controller.

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#25

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

@sinalefa My Dreamcast still works great actually, but I do know of people who constantly deal with serious disc read errors. Just make sure to test out the console before you buy it and you should be all good. Also, I have a series of Captain Toad guides hitting Nintendo Life starting today. If you need assistance with any of the hidden gems, be sure to check them out! :)

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#28

DRL commented on Pure Holidays: Our Guide to the Best Xbox 360 ...:

Xbox 360? Anyone still got one of these old things? :p

But seriously, I still play my 360 even though there's an Xbox One sitting directly beside it. That's a testament to how great this last-gen console truly was.

Does anyone have experience with current and last-gen versions of The Evil Within or Dragon Age: Inquisition? I'd love to hear how they run on the old hardware.

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#29

DRL commented on OlliOlli Skates Onto Xbox One In Early 2015:

@TylerTreese I would normally joke that you're being a wimp, but OlliOlli does get crazy hard. Now that I think about it, I might not have finished the rad challenges. I believe there were a couple giving me a really hard time.

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#36

DRL commented on Venom Invades Pinball FX2 on December 11th:

Really, REALLY hoping this is killer. I'm a huge fan of Spidey, the symbiotes and pinball, so this has the potential to be my favorite Pinball FX2 table ever. Fingers crossed.

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#38

DRL commented on Kan-Ra Joins Killer Instinct Season 2 Next Week:

I still haven't given this game the proper attention. I really, really want to, but I'm really, really not a fan of getting bits and pieces here and there. After all of the Season Two content has been released, maybe then I'll give in. If a story mode similar to the one in the last Mortal Kombat ever comes to be, then I'm in immediately.

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#39

DRL commented on Gunsport Coming to Xbox One in Early 2015:

Every time I pass by this screenshot on the main page I think of Mortal Kombat 2 & 3 — I have no idea why. Now I want to go dust off the SNES and get my fatality on.

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#40

DRL commented on Stick It To This Week's Deals With Gold:

@TylerTreese Yeah, Stick it to the Man is pretty great. There's a little bit to be desired when it comes to the gameplay, but the world and characters are so fantastic that it hardly matters. I can't wait to see what Zoink does next. The sketches they were teasing via their Twitter account during #inktober were ridiculously cool.

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#42

DRL commented on Could Those Radical Battletoads Be Gearing Up ...:

@sinalefa Good point. I'm sure there are plenty of capable studios that Microsoft could call on to handle a new Battletoads. I'm not all that confident in WayForward's talents anymore, but I would love to see Battletoads with mechanics similar to Double Dragon Neon. I really dug that game. I know many others weren't as fond of it, but I thought it looked and played so damn good. It's how I imagine modern day arcade beat-'em-ups would play.

Any particular developer you'd like to see head a new 'toads project?

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#45

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

@HEADESTROYER4 I have absolutely no idea how it would run on a Surface — I'm completely unfamiliar with that hardware, to be honest. You should do a YouTube search for footage to see if it's something you'd be interested in. You basically just poke around town and interact with environments and characters. So many nods to episodes and secrets to find.

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#46

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

Yeah, I agree with everyone saying that Hit & Run rules. It's a bit underwhelming when it comes to gameplay, but the open-world and all of the fan service makes up for it. And I'm with @Tasuki when it comes to the arcade game — it's easily my all-time fave Simpsons game.

Does anyone remember Virtual Springfield for the PC? Man, I spent SO many hours with that one back in the day.

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#50

DRL commented on Sonic Rushes Into Xbox 360 Deals With Gold:

Generations and both Sonic Racing games are DEFINITELY worth the time and money. In most cases I actually prefer Racing Transformed to Mario Kart. Don't tell anyone, though. :p