I don't get it. Since when does making the site uglier and more contrived makes it better? GameSpot already went through a major visual overhault not too long ago, and now this? I only write reviews here because I thought it was the website that had the best comunity and the best availability for my writings. But as time goes on, it seems as if GS just want to get rid of its user content. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to write my reviews anymore, everything is cluncky as hell. I don't like this new design, I just wish they would stop trying to fix something that is not broken.
And now for something completely different, here is my review for The Simpsons Tapped Out for iOS.
Here is my re-review of Mega Man X8, which I would not be surprise if it ended up being one of my most unpopular reviews. Still, I have played this game many, many times, and I just cannot bring myself to enjoy it.
Here is my review for the latest console game in the Silent Hill series. Such a dificult time with reviewing this one, and I may have come across as a bit too negative in the review, but honestly, I still don't know quite sure how to feel about this one.
For comparisson sake, I had myself thinking: which game would I rather revisit: Downpour or Homecoming? Well, both where games I enjoyed to an extent, but both also annoyed me in more ways than necessary. Homecoming is still the least scary game in the series, and has a protagonist that is way too well suited for combat, making is a bit too easy. Downpour has the worst combat in the series, it's just so clunky and annoying to be mobbed by enemies. But both games also had some very positive aspects. Homecoming's story is really fantastic, and Downpour has the best puzzles in the series in a while.
I guess, in the end, I was more so disapointed with Downpour. I play Silent Hill games for the story more than anything, and the story of that game just didn't really hook me that much. Everyone being a jackas$ to Murphy and not telling him anything was just a pain to sit through, and it just takes so long for the reveals and something to happen. Sure, there were many aspects of it that I enjoyed, but as a whole, it felt lackluster with what came before. Homecoming I knew a bit more with what to expect in the gameplay departament, and the story satisfied me. Funny thing is, I was really digging the game on the begining, but it just stared going worse and, by the end, I just wanted it to end. I guess I'd rather play the first half (or even 2/3) of Downpour, but by the end, I just wanted the game to end.
On objective terms, Downpour is possibly my least favourite Silent Hill game (keep in mind I have to yet played Book of Memories). Well, that is not true: I despise the HD collection more than anything, but for an original game, it's probably Downpour. Origins is still the worst in terms of story, but the gameplay is more confortable to me there, and there is simply no comparing with Shattered Memories, which had the best story since 3, despite lacking in the gameplay departament.
After this, how would I rank the series? I guess it would be: 3, 2, Shattered Memories, 1, 4, Origins, Homecoming, Downpour. Again, Homecoming and Downpour are essetially interchangable, since I like the story better in the first, but the gameplay better in the second. Alas, only time will tell if I will go back to this game, but for now, I was disapointed and tired by the end of Downpour, and those are the feeling that have stuck to me for now
After way too long without writting anything, here it is my re-written review of Bioshock. Originaly, I didn't like the game that much , but more than anything, it was my own fault for playing the game poorly the first time. Now, being more skillful, I could enjoy the game to its full potential.
Here is my review for Fire Emblem Awakening, for the 3DS.
I am just going to shut my mouth up and review what ever comes to mind next at this point. So, here is my review for L.A. Noire.
Next review: This is the last time I'm going to say it, since I have played the game enough to the point I want to talk about it. After that I really don't know. It will be Fire Emblem Awakening (3DS)
Here is my review for the biggest disapointment of 2012 for me, the Silent Hill HD Collection.
Next time: Now, after review this collection, I still don't know if I want to rewrite my reviews for Silent Hill 2 and 3, or start review some Mega Man games.
For my review of Kirby's Dream Land 2, click here.
Next review: I'm not sure if I want to get to Mega Man already, or I if I want to take a beating on the Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3) or even re-review some of the old Silent Hill reviews, mostly 3.
While enjoying some time in the most beautiful city in the world, Rio de Janeiro, I thought to do a review to keep things moving since, after all, tomorrow will be three years since I have joined GS. So, for the review of Pokemon White 2, click here.
Next review: Kirby's Dream Land 2 (Wii). After that, I will do a marathon re-reviewing all the classic Mega Man games up to 8.