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Fri 23rd Aug 2013

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Nico_D commented on Nintendo Download: 24th October (Europe):

Probably getting Deus Ex this Friday since I got three premium vouchers stashed up (not trying to brag or anything) and Phoenix Wright after that is done. But could also be vice versa.



Nico_D commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

Besides the violence, the most off-putting thing about Rockstar games is the occasionally piss-poor storytelling. I actually drove 30 km to the nearest town to get my hands on a cheap copy of GTA IV. I was wowed for a day, then poored the next 20 or whatever it took me finish the game. And I finished solely on a principle.

Violence is a poor and a bit too easy solution to a plot. How about blackmail? A con? But yeah, those should really be thought out and planned carefully - but a torture scene can be written in few minutes. And it's ballsy! (No, it's not.)

GTA IV went on and on, the plot vaporized just like Red Dead Redemption's trip to Mexico and after that, the multilple endings. Or just like L.A. Noire's (yes, they only produced it) amateurish decision to change protagonist on the last leg of the game. From which writing guide that idea came from?

A bigger map and more violent approach doesn't make game interesting to me. I know I would be again wowed by GTA V's map and would gladly drive around for a while but then the boredom would come just like in Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed 3. And many other open-world game.

An excellent article, it's nice to hear something else than the praise Rockstar is getting. This restores some of the credibility of the console review sites, so thank you for that.



Nico_D commented on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Hero Mo...:

I have played only four Zelda games: Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Phantom Hourglass and Skyward Sword. I liked TP a lot, Skyward Sword, for some reason, I did not finish, it didn't appeal to me, but Wind Waker is just an amazing game. I don't know whether to buy it since I've played it twice already but at least anybody who hasn't played it before is obliged to do so.