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I actually enjoyed the game, despite my groaning about its monster closets. It’s a lot like Resident Evil, except with less offensively idiotic camp. It has a shopping and crafting system that fits withing the game (they’re machines, not people) and make as much sense as this sort of feature can make. The weapons were all wildly different and interesting. The story was clunky, but serviceable. The puzzles worked. Some of the levels were interesting.
The game lets you do the Resident Evil thing where you can start a new game but keep the items from your previous play-through. It’s an interesting mechanic. It lets you either stay on the same difficulty but charge through the game using the more powerful, fun weapons that you probably had to ration on your previous game, or you can take your toys and go for the next difficulty level.
However, I stand by my notion that the game would have been better with less monsters. (Or more breaks between them.) Even if they weren’t intending to make survival horror, some more variance in the pacing would have been nice.
Artless in Alderaan
People were so worried about the boring gameplay of The Old Republic they overlooked just how boring and amateur the art is.
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People fault EA for being greedy, but their real sin is just how terrible they are at it.
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Project Button Masher
I teach myself music composition by imitating the style of various videogame soundtracks. How did it turn out? Listen for yourself.