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Shadow of the Colossus Really didn't live up to expectations. Maybe it's because it's been over-hyped through the years. Maybe it's because what made it so impressive at the time doesn't convey well anymore. Maybe I just didn't get it. Whatever the reason, it was a pretty big disappointment. The huge, empty world felt very empty, and though I know that was the intent, it also felt devoid of anything to do. The ride to each colossus was just a boring and sometimes tedious trip that did nothing to add to the game. The on-foot environments before each fight were sometimes cool, and the fights occasionally had some great ideas. what killed it for me were the bad controls, some fights were frustrating for all the wrong reasons, and the story was so absent that I never really felt any motivation to continue (I abandoned the game several months prior to completion for this reason after only two or three colossi). This game is a legend in the industry, but I hated so much of it. Ico and The Last Guardian were previously games I wanted to play, but after this game, I'm not so sure.
Heroes of Ruin (3DS)A really basic H&S, but with not enough enemies to actually get that name, weird and unnatural controls. It was fun tho for the little 9h it provided. Not great, and not needed at all, but yeah why not. I've seen worseFinal Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Echoes of Time (NDS)Well... After playing Rings Of Fate, Echoes of Time looks like a RoF, but cheap. Lame scenario (multiplayer obliged), lame dungeons, one of the worst bad guys visually, with Nene from Blue Dragon... RoF was a nice little surprise, EoT you should totally forget about it.Sacred 3 (360)A good H&S if you look at gameplay alone. Otherwise, the story is boring, and more importantly, the writing is one of the worst I've seen in the last years. They need to burn the man/woman who wrote the dialogs and his/her family to the bone.
Three words:Shovel Knight
Good choice. I own it on every platform that has had a physical release, and I don't regret any of it. One of my favorite games of all time.
You look like my grandmother.edit: when she was young. You don't look like you're 80.
Last night I had a dream that Zerlina and I were pirates. It was... beautiful.
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan I missed you.
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan I missed that welcome.