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PureXbox US Editor / Nintendo Life Reviewer

Fri 28th October, 2011

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DRL commented on Volgarr The Viking Passes Xbox One Certificati...:

Has anyone played the PC version of Volgarr? I'd be interested to hear other's thoughts on the difficulty. I can handle a game with an extreme challenge as long as the deaths feel like they're my fault and not due to unfair circumstances or restrictive controls.

Either way, I'm excited to give this one a go.



DRL commented on Fox Delays Hitman Movie 'Agent 47' To Avoid Cr...:

This movie would need stellar reviews to be a major draw at the box office, and I just don't see that happening. Don't get me wrong, I'd be completely down for a great video game movie, but from what I've seen and read, this doesn't seem all that promising. Anyone think otherwise?



DRL commented on What's Out This Week: October 14th (North Amer...:

South Park Pinball is a FOR-SURE purchase. I'd also like to check out Sleeping Dogs and The Evil Within. I'm not sure I'll be able to do so this week, but they're on my list of games to play when the timing is right.



DRL commented on Killer Instinct Season Two Launches Wednesday ...:

This looks great, but it's weird to me how much cartoonier these new characters look when compared to the Season One lineup. Also, I really wish we'd just get season content all at once. The way this game is modeled/structured is probably the reason I've yet to invest in it. I want a full, finished game and not little pieces of DLC here and there. Oh well, I'll just wait it out and eventually buy everything at once. :)



DRL commented on Poll: What’s Your Favourite Game Directed by...:

The original Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, and Vanquish were all tempting choices, but I couldn't resist Resi REmake. I never expected that one of my favorite games of all time could be remade and still feel entirely fresh. A couple buddies and I skipped school the day it released (shhh, don't tell my mom) so we could play all day, and we were totally blown away. A masterful effort from Mikami.

@mitcHELLspawn I bet you can do it, dude. I've amassed a few grand in achievement score in a month's time almost effortlessly, so I imagine it shouldn't be too hard for you to hit 10,000 in 3 months with the way you play. If I were you, I wouldn't focus on hard-to-get achievements — just nab the easy ones on a playthrough and then move onto the next game. You can revisit games later on if need be.



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

@Gamer83 I like Smash 3DS more than Brawl, as well. I just wish that I could use the D-pad. That's the one thing driving me a bit nuts. The Circle Pad does its job, but it's a little clumsier than I like for anything 2D/side-scrolling. Regardless, Smash feels great on a handheld. Seriously can't get enough. Even my wife is hooked. :)



DRL commented on Trials Fusion Dives Into The Abyss With New DLC:

I haven't been too impressed with the other DLC packs for Trials Fusion, but this one looks to change things up more than the rest. I'll definitely be giving it a download when I get downtime.



DRL commented on Review: Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One):

Spot on, Ken. I'm head over heels for this game. I know I've mentioned it multiple times now, but this is the first racer since Burnout 3: Takedown that has really grabbed and held my attention. I'm pretty much addicted.



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

@Tasuki I wasn't planning on it, actually. I'm not quite as into the Castlevania series as some other folks are, so I'm trying to review it without drawing too many comparisons to the rest of the series and without digging deeply into its history. I'm hoping I can offer a fresh perspective.



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

I forgot to mention that I'll be reviewing the Wii U Virtual Console release of Castlevania: Dracula X for Nintendo Life. Being entirely honest, I booted it for an hour last night and didn't like what I played. It handled very primitively, almost like something from the 8-bit era. I'll be logging more hours tonight, and hopefully I can get past the clumsiness.



DRL commented on Join The Official Pure Xbox Car Club In Forza ...:

@GooRoo Isn't it?! I didn't expect to be as hooked as I am. I think I've knocked out 30 championships now.

@EternalDragonX Me too, so you'd better watch out for my Drivatar! ;)

What's everyone's preferred view? I never used to like cockpit view, but now I can't play without it. So, SO much more immersive.



DRL commented on Review: Chariot (Xbox One):

I'm very happy to hear that others are enjoying Chariot as much as I did. I played through a majority of the game with my wife and she also adored it. This weekend we're going to jump back in and go after all those tricky items and alternate exits that we missed. We're going to need a bit of luck on our side, I think!

Thanks for the great comments, guys! :)



DRL commented on Deals With Gold Sees Skate Slashed, Ubisoft Ti...:

@SuperKMx Now that you mention it, I recall seeing Skate 3 new for $10 not too long ago. I think I've seen used copies for about $5-8. Maybe I'll check my local shops this weekend instead of going digital. I need more skateboarding in my life.



DRL commented on What's Out This Week: September 30th (North Am...:

Already have Forza Horizon 2 and Chariot, so I'm thinking Shadow of Mordor will be downloaded if I can find the time to devote to it. Anyone buying Sherlock Holmes? The reviews have been quite surprising.



DRL commented on The Crew Beta gets Xbox One Date:

I'm really hoping we get the opportunity to check this out, mostly because I can't wait to see how Detroit is represented! :)



DRL commented on Round Up: Critics Find Middle-earth: Shadow of...:

@mitcHELLspawn I'm typically the same way with modern racers, but I've logged a ton of hours with Horizon 2 already. It might even be the best time I've had with a racing game since Burnout: Takedown. It's not game-changing or anything, but it's a really fun open-world racer. Be sure to join the pX Car Club when you get FH2. Either search pureXBOX or PURE (I'm not sure which one it is).



DRL commented on Round Up: Critics Find Middle-earth: Shadow of...:

Anyone having a tough time deciding between this and Forizon Horizon 2? And for those of you with Nintendo consoles, there's also Hyrule Warriors and Smash 3DS to consider. Ready those backlogs!



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

@Emanouel Dude, no kidding! My schedule is already overloaded with games, and there's no shortage on their way to us in the immediate future. 'Bout to be INSANITY around here. :p

@WINGNUT Have fun, man, and be sure to say hi to the Nintendo Life crew while you're there. Ken should even be hiding out somewhere.



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. :)