Wut U Talkin Bout? Thousand Arms

Originally posted on TheSpeedGamers

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history or a overlooked entry in a franchise.

With Japanese Role Playing Games, it isn’t unlikely for the cutscenes, dialog, or voice acting to be embarrassingly bad. If you live with someone, you may be familiar with glancing over your shoulder to make sure no one else is looking during particularly embarrassing scenes. It can be very uncomfortable when people give you strange looks as you play. Usually, simply muting your TV or pausing the game will solve the problem when it comes to these titles. But occasionally, you come across a title so embarrassing that the only way you can play it is if you send your family or roommate on a week long vacation, lock yourself in the basement, and then seal the door with five or six layers of concrete and steel. Thousand Arms is one of those titles.

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Nintendo’s Worst Best E3 Ever… For Me At Least

E3! It has come and gone for 2010. Sony and Microsoft put up decent fights, but Nintendo stole the show. Zelda, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and even Wii Party, as a bridge title, stole press and consumer praise.  Really…what more can any Nintendo fan ask for? Well I can ask for quite a bit more. Zelda, that’s cool, so is Kirby, but these worn franchises that are expected and are predictable.

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Dprime Review: Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 4 The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood

Originally posted on Default Prime. Screenshots represent the PC version.

The season finale for Tales of Monkey Island is already available on PC, but those who play it via WiiWare just received the fourth entry in the episodic series, The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood. While the last chapter was an excellent entry, some of the puzzles in it were a bit unforgiving. On the bright side, the third chapter on WiiWare was excellent from a technical stand point and featured little to no slow down which the series has been struggling with on the Wii. Can the fourth chapter keep the same smooth gameplay as the third despite being in a more open environment? Or will the massive slow downs from the first chapter make a return?

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Wut U Talkin Bout? Geist

Originally posted on TheSpeedGamers

Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or a overlooked entry in a franchise.

2005 was the last year that there was any real software push for the Gamecube. After that, the console side of Nintendo stayed quiet until, of course, the Wii was released. Among the 2005 titles released was a first person shooter called Geist which was developed by N-Space and published by Nintendo. By 2005 the first person shooter genre was no stranger to the gaming industry, but Geist set itself apart from other shooters on the market with a heavier focus on puzzle solving rather than solid action.

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Final Fantasy X Review

Final Fantasy. Chances are, you have played one. There is actually a very good chance you have played Final Fantasy X, but that isn’t going to stop me from reviewing it – Final Fantasy X for the PlayStation 2. The title was released in 2001 when the PlayStation 2 was barely a year old. Final Fantasy X brought the series full 3D environments and had visuals that only a handful of games could even hope to match for its time. But nowadays, a 2001 PlayStation 2 title’s visuals can do little to please. Once a game has aged, it is much easier to see the true quality of a game – not being gleamed by fancy visuals or gimmicks. So does Final Fantasy X really have what it takes to be a quality title, or is it just a faded painting

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