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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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#7

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.

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#10

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. :)

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#11

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.

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#12

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.

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#13

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.

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#16

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.

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#17

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.

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#21

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.

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#22

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. :)

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#23

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?

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#30

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

@sinalefa Awesome! And it sure does keep on giving. I haven't even made my way though the DLC yet. Oh, and I played Tappingo for the first time last night and had lots of fun with it. Such a clever and addicting little game.

@Emanouel @mitcHELLspawn Glad I'm not the only one stoked about Metro Redux. Haven't touched the series yet, so this should be a great place for me to get started. :)

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#31

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

@Sir_JBizzle @BadWolf09 We've mostly been focusing on Guardians since that's the latest and greatest table — last I checked I had the high score, which was around 74 million, I believe. If you guys want to compete with us, keep an eye on the site over the next two weeks (not sure exactly when) because we're going to get something new in motion. :)

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#38

DRL commented on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Editio...:

I've always wondered why publishers didn't work out deals with retailers to fulfill pre-orders days early than the street date. If that starts happening, you can bet pre-order sales will increase. Imagine if you could pick up your game the weekend before release? That would be killer! :)

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#39

DRL commented on EA Access Launches on Xbox One:

Even though there isn't anything in the vault that I'm desperate to play yet, I'm going to give this a one-month trial. It's worth the $5 just to dabble in Peggle 2 and the Battlefield 4 campaign for a month, if you ask me.

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#41

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

@sinalefa I'm not a graphics snob or anything, there's just something about the style and use of colors in Chubbins that I find unsettling. And that's interesting about the dev. Is it weird that I could see Chubbins performing much better sales-wise if it had a 16-bit look? I honestly believe it's the visuals that turn people away.

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#42

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

@Tasuki Welcome back! And yeah, my wife's pretty cool sometimes. It helps that she actually likes games — both playing AND watching. I can't complain about that. :)

@sinalefa Let me know how you like Chubbins when you hop into it. I tried and tried but just couldn't warm to it. I really disliked the visuals and the level design.

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#43

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

@EternalDragonX I really disliked the first 30 minutes that I played last week, but I might boot it up and give it another chance this weekend. I'm a Panzer Dragoon fan, so I'm very disappointed.

@hydeks Good deal. I'll probably just hold off. If I buy both The Crew and Horizon 2, that's already LOTS of racing action. Almost too much! Haha.

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#44

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

@Emanouel I don't have an answer to that question because I've spent very little time with the Forza series. Maybe @SuperKMx can enlighten us as to whether or not the Horizon games are supposed to be more arcade style?

@WINGNUT I'm usually engrossed in collectible hunting, too, but I became so frustrated with the odds being stacked against me at certain points in that game that I gave up looking for them. I think it all started around a stage that took place on a bridge. I recall barely being able to peek my head around corners without chewing on bullets. Outside of those situations I did really like the game, though.

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#46

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

@SunnyShores Boo to school work and workwork! :P

@WINGNUT How far into Wolfenstein are you? Are you finding ammo to deplete too quickly and enemies to push you into a corner all too often? I wanted to love that game completely, but there were moments that I found to really degrade my enjoyment. And I'm no wuss when it comes to shooters, either.

@hydeks Recently, I've put some thought into buying Rivals, but I'm thinking I should wait for Forza Horizon 2 and The Crew, instead. Do you think Rivals is worth getting considering those other games are speeding into view rather quickly?

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#47

DRL commented on Deals With Gold, Permanent Price Cuts, and a B...:

@JaxonH That would be awesome. And I agree with you, the X1 D-pad is fantastic. I was worried about its clickiness originally, but I don't even notice any noise when I'm playing. If your'e looking to put the X1 D-pad to the test, try out 1001 Spikes if you haven't already on a Ninty platform.

@hydeks @Pichuka97 The D-pad on the original 360 controller is a nightmare for me, but the gray controller with the rotating D-pad is definitely better — although, it still rolls a bit too easily.

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#50

DRL commented on Resident Evil Remake Coming to Xbox One, Xbox ...:

I probably shouldn't like this news, but I do. This remake is an all-time favorite of mine, and it's one that I actually prefer to the original, so I'm stoked for another chance to revisit it. What stinks, though, is that I typically save my horror gaming for the Halloween season, and this is coming at a time of the year when I'm not looking for gloomy and dark experiences. Oh well, I guess. I'll be playing this when it launches, regardless.