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RPadholic Big Blak posted some interesting and uncommon thoughts on Final Fantasy VII. He loves the game, but admits that he overrated it because of nostalgia. My problem with most "FFVII apologists" is that they can't admit that. Some games are remembered fondly simply because they were played at the right time and at the right place.
EA recently announced a slew of interesting games, including Maxis' Darkspore. While this action-RPG looks pretty cool, a lot of my journalist friends were ripping on its name. You can imagine some of the jokes, right? They came up with stuff like Dark Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Dark Hasbro Family Game Night, Dark Sims, etc.
We've already discussed our favorite games from the first half of 2010. Today I want you to join me in the bitter barn so that we can talk about games that have disappointed us this year. Yeah, I usually try to keep things positive, but disappointing games are a reality. It's like a television show once told me: "You take the good. You take the bad. You take them both and there you have the facts of life." Though in this case it would be the facts of gaming.
Last Friday, a few of you got into the old Final Fantasy VII vs. Final Fantasy VIII argument. You've already shared your thoughts on your favorite Final Fantasy games, so today's Coffee Talk is all about blasting the FF games you think are overrated while defending the honor of your champion.
Earlier in the week we talked about some of our favorite videogame endings. Today let's talk about our favorite intros! There are so many games that hook you in with brilliant opening sequences, leaving you with a feeling of, "Damn I want to play this game!" It's an awesome thing. So many gamers point to the opening of Final Fantasy VII as one of the best ever. While I agree that it's good (though overrated like most everything else in that game), this extremely underrated Final Fantasy III is better and needs some love. Check it out:
My copy of Dragon Quest IX arrived earlier in the week and I can’t wait to dive into the game this weekend! I’m probably going to be tired from super-secret project so plopping down on the couch or by the pool with my Nintendo DS sounds perfect. I’m still enjoying the hell out of Hot […]
One of the disadvantages of being Ted (as mentioned in Coffee Talk #173) is that he doesn't get to see many game endings. While not all games have huge payoff endings, some are so good that they make all the annoyances of a game dissolve as you're enveloped by a wave of climactic bliss. Look at the clip of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, for example. The end is emotionally charged and cleverly uses a gameplay mechanic as a storytelling device. It's just brilliant, brilliant stuff.
My friend sent me an article by PhilStar to poke fun at my people’s love of the Roman Catholic Church. A Filipino priest has developed a game that doubles at a catechism tool. So yeah, my people are using videogames to teach people about Catholicism. Here’s the deal: The three-dimensional game called “Paolo’s Journey,” developed […]
With LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh creating the "big three" with the Miami Heat, people are coming up with all sorts of killer combos. Whether you're talking about triumvirates in sports, television, or adult films, it's fun to dream up "big three" combinations. Let's do the same for videogame development! Who would be your videogame dream team?
The “Leliana’s Song” downloadable content for Dragon Age: Origins is the best post-launch DLC Bioware has released for its outstanding 2009 RPG. In addition to the things you’ve come to exepct from Dragon Age DLC — new items, new companions, new villains, etc. — “Leliana’s Song” stands out for its excellent voice acting and storytelling. […]