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PureXbox US Editor / Nintendo Life Reviewer

Fri 28th October, 2011

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

Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating birthdays lately! I turned 31 last week and it hit me a bit harder than 30 did. But I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter how old I am; I'm always going to be young at heart - which seems to be the case with majority of our readers. It's incredible to me that people are gaming well into their '70s these days. I used to play NES with my Grandma years ago, but she couldn't handle 3D gaming whatsoever. Well, I take that back; I used to play Monopoly 64 with her. That was the extent of what she could manage, though, so it's awesome to see that people are now aging and evolving with the industry.

Anyway, I'm on my way to rambling. Again, Happy Birthday to anyone celebrating! :)



DRL commented on pX Draws: We Celebrate the Release of Arkham K...:

@Utena-mobile MGSV and Rise of the Tomb Raider could make for an entertaining pX Draws. I'll definitely keep those in mind!

@DabaTheDoom Happy to hear you're a fan!

@jongred I'm not sure it'll work well as a wallpaper given the size and resolution, but sure, feel free to give it a shot!

@Gamer83 No, not at all. I have no formal art training, which has limited my abilities in a big way. I'm at my best when I'm drawing something unique from my head instead of attempting to replicate a character, even one that I've created. Plus, I'm limited to a cartoony art-style; I can't draw anything realistic.



DRL commented on E3 2015: New Wulverblade Trailer Cuts In:

This is shaping up well. If I have one criticism, though, it's that the health bars and information at the top of the screen sure do take up quite a bit of space when multiple enemies are around – seems like it might be beneficial to shrink 'em. But, eh, I wouldn't let that stop me from giving this one a download. Good stuff.



DRL commented on Don't Forget to Vote for the Xbox 360 Games Yo...:

I voted for Red Dead Redemption, Double Dragon Neon, Trials Evolution, Sonic Racing Transformed, and Mortal Kombat. Since my Xbox 360 is slowly working its way into the grave, I NEED those games on Xbox One STAT! :P



DRL commented on Talking Point: How Can Microsoft Ensure Its E3...:

Lots of good comments in here, everyone. I particularly like the backwards compatibility/Virtual Console stuff. I'm not sure how likely it is that any of that will happen, but I'd be the happiest customer ever if I could play my OG Xbox games on my Xbox One.



DRL commented on Review: Spy Chameleon (Xbox One):

@sinalefa That's good to hear! I mean, it's definitely a bummer that they aren't going to address it in the game that's out now, the one you've already spent money on; but at least you know it's something they're aware of for the future. That's something, at least! :)



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

When I wrote this, I didn't know that I was only a couple hours out from the conclusion of The Witcher. So, if I finish that, I'll probably spend some time with Adventures of Pip. Just thought everyone should know. It's important you know. :P



DRL commented on Review: Spy Chameleon (Xbox One):

@sinalefa Dang – that stinks. Being that I'm not color blind, nor do I know anyone in daily life who is, I would've never thought of that being a concern. You should email the developer. If they have any sort of patch/update in the works, maybe it's something they'd address. Worst case scenario, they keep it in mind if they ever decide to make a sequel.



DRL commented on Battleborn Trailer Drops Prior to E3:

This game has my attention. I'm not into the Team-Fortress-meets-Pixar character designs all that much, but I do like just about everything else about the visual presentation. Gameplay also looks very interesting. My greatest hope is that the attitude isn't quite as in-your-face as Borderlands. If it's not, I'll be there on day one.



DRL commented on Out Today: SteamWorld Dig (Xbox One):

I've dug my way through SteamWorld Dig three times already, and I'm totally planning to do it again on Xbox One. While I do think it's a hair shy of being all that it could've been, it's still a great little game. Definitely check it out if you're into sidescrollers/Metroidvanias/platformers.



DRL commented on Review: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Xbox One):

@Falco1863 I haven't yet, but I also haven't experienced any of the glitches or frame-rate problems that other people have. There have been a few areas where NPCs loaded in slowly, but that's only happened around Novigrad when I'm traveling very quickly.



DRL commented on Review: The Swapper (Xbox One):

I really, really loved this game. Totally immsersive with an intriguing plot and atmosphere. There were a couple puzzles toward the end of the game that were too obtuse and convoluted, but other than that, it's a real winner.



DRL commented on Super Tough Platformer Electronic Super Joy Co...:

Played and reviewed the Wii U version for Nintendo Life. It was good, but I didn't find it particularly special. Nice little filler game for an afternoon if you're desperate for some challenging platforming. I'm hoping this one ends up exploring more ideas and feels more substantial.



DRL commented on Killer Instinct's New Character, Aria, Availab...:

I very much like the character designs that Iron Galaxy has been coming up with since taking over from Double Helix, but I also think they're starting to clash with the original lot. Some have a much more fantasy or cartoony look, while the originals are a bit more grounded and realistic. Not a big deal, really, just something that I think about with each new character release.

As much as I dig this reboot, I wish Iron Galaxy would add a much more ambitious story mode, something like what Mortal Kombat did in 9 and 10. That would truly be killer.



DRL commented on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Shows Bruce...:

Sledgehammer seems to have done a bang-up job with DLC support for Advanced Warfare. Good for them. If I wasn't so busy keeping up with new releases, I likely would've made time for all this stuff. Looks like a blast.



DRL commented on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 30FPS Lock Patch Co...:

I've had a few Twitter friends complaining about frame rate issues, but I've not really experienced any in the 50 hours I've put into the game.

Has anyone had to deal with any sluggish loading in Novigrad? I often arrive at an objective and have to wait 10-30 seconds for NPCs to load into place before I can chat and activate the quest. It seems to get worse the further I progress into the game.



DRL commented on Review: Ultratron (Xbox One):

I like everything about this game outside of how tough it is to see projectiles once you have bots and enemies swarming you. Furthermore, there's a point where black enemies are placed over a black floor, and that makes things even more confusing. Other than those gripes though, this is an addictive little game. I love the resource management and co-op option (even though having two players on screen further congests the arena). More quality twin-stick shooters on Xbox One, please. :)



DRL commented on BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition Set for May ...:

While I'm sure I make it abundantly clear that I'm something of a side-scrolling junkie, I must admit that physics-based side-scrollers can really irk me if the controls are at all lacking. That said, I am attracted to the look of this game and will give it the benefit of the doubt. iOS reviews suggest it's got a lot of good going for it. Will be interesting to see how it translates to consoles.



DRL commented on Super Paperman Wants to Bring Co-Op Platformin...:

There didn't seem to be much cooperation in that video. Instead, it looks a lot like every other competitive platformer/runner I've seen recently. Hopefully it ends up doing something unique enough to set it apart from others in the genre.



DRL commented on Round Up: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Has Dripp...:

@sinalefa It all depends on timing, honestly. If everyone on the review team is already booked up, we can't always make it priority to review something that we have no obligation to cover. So it just depends what the schedule is looking like. Believe me, if we can do it, we will, especially when there's demand for it. Unfortunately it's not possible in every case.