Although this game's type and genre aren't my preference, I'm sold. And such creativity and uniqueness in today's gaming industry is more than laudable and deserving of acknowledgement.
@carolynmichelle I know the comments old but anyway I dont think you have to do anything to explain a thing about who you are, just let the ignorant individuals who throw abuse make fools of themselves :) (love your reviews btw)
Tim Schafer is brilliant! I totally miss Grim Fandango and Psychonauts!!! They need to release more epic and unique full-scale games like that and not only downloadables.
Leave it to double fine to create such an original, beautifully crafted game such as this. Nobody makes games like this these days. Thank god for DF!
@Raykuza: You are right but 9 and 9.5 and even 10 are greater! I have long ignored Gamespot ratings. I see for myself but their rating system is biased. They just slam a number on the game. If they had detailed rating system for rating each aspect of the game (story, music, graphics, etc), it would be a much more transparent and even then, it's all subjective. What I may find perfect, another might find it abysmal. In the end, I am a regular gamespot visitor, and I intend to continue to be one because it's a great resource for gaming. I just don't like their rating system, that's all.
@Carolyn: Good review. There's something oddly cool about your voice. @Double Fine: I want to see your next masterpiece! I loved Costume Quest. I'll buy Stacking soon!
I am just glad to find out the reviewer is a female...I kept thinking the whole time that this gay guy really likes this game. First time I have heard a female video review.
Hopefully this game does well so that more games based on different cultures art get made .... like Viva Pinata 3!
Carolyn, I love this review. It's what a review should be. You told what the game had to offer and what it did not. That's the way a review should be. As for any haters on here, maybe they need to reallize that not everyone is the same. We can't all be straight and homophobic. That stuff doesn't have a place on here.
@mdboomer Thanks for that. In fact, I've already made the move! I've been part of the in-house reviews team since October of last year, and couldn't be more thrilled to be here!
@carolynmichelle Time to move from freelance to permanent employee. I can think of a few people to fire to make sapce for you!! Another great review!
Let me preface what I'm about to say with this: I don't care at all about peoples gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. It is ignorant (meaning uneducated) to make assumptions based on those things. With that said, you guys do realize that saying great review Carolyn 100x more than you would to another other reviewer shows you look at her differently JUST AS MUCH as the people making ignorant comments. It's like treating a person with a disability like a child just because they are in a wheelchair. THEY HATE THAT. If you want to be supportive or honest or simply indifferent then just treat each reviewer exactly the same and only comment on the game and/or the quality of the review. Negging people for not liking the review is stupid. I thought it was fine, but I hated her Dead Space 2 review. It has nothing to do with her at all except that the review was bad.
@Salehjamal You do realize that 8.0, 8.5 = great, right? How can you complain if she said the game was great, then gave it the score that great games get? Man, people are really picky about their game review scores...
Stacking is amazing. Although I got it for free on the PS3 for being a Playstation Plus member, I still paid the 1200 MS points to get it on the 360. It's incredibly easy to get all of the Trophies/Achievements. Only downside is it's way too short for the price they ask. Only 4 levels. SHould have lasted about 6-8.
The voiceover is so nasal and simpering it made me shudder and I had to stop the vid halfway through!
Great review Carolyn. Another fantastic, weird game from way out of left field. I expect nothing less from Tim Schafer and the crew at Double Fine. Looking forward to playing it!