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Thursday, May 22nd, 2008
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Dang it, I caught my brother's cold. BUT the last time I got sick was over a year ago. New personal record!

Finished episode 1 of the new Penny Arcade game. Fantastic! Exactly what it should be! I enjoyed it much more than The World Ends With You, which I've been playing for about the same amount of time.
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2008-05-23 09:29 am (UTC)
I've been thinking of picking up The World Ends With You. Is it worth it?
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2008-05-23 12:59 pm (UTC)
Meh. The combat is very button-mashy (and screen-mashy). The characters are typical Square RPG characters who happen to look like Bratz. I agree with czircon that it's overrated, but it's a decent break from tetris :)

It just makes me want the English translation of FF4 DS to arrive sooner... just two more months...
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[User Picture]From: czircon
2008-05-23 11:30 am (UTC)

The World Ends With You seems to be getting severely overrated, for some reason.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2008-05-23 01:02 pm (UTC)
And Penny Arcade Adventures seems to be getting severely underrated! I'm chalking that up to PA's... unique fanbase, and the fact that 360 users aren't accustomed to paying for full games through their download service.
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[User Picture]From: czircon
2008-05-25 01:07 pm (UTC)

I played the demo... does it get better after that?
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2008-05-25 06:30 pm (UTC)
I haven't played the demo. Is it the street where the tutorial takes place? If so, the combat gets slightly more complicated with more moves, support characters, upgrades, and enemies. It is a decent representation of both the adventure and combat modes of the full game. If you were not impressed, I'd recommend against buying it.

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[User Picture]From: czircon
2008-05-25 06:43 pm (UTC)

Yeah, the demo was just going down the street and fighting a bunch of fruit fuckers, then you get Tycho and Gabe and fight some more fruit fuckers. I thought the battle system was okay, but I was expecting less battling and more of a SCUMM-style game. But I guess that's my fault for expecting wrong.

Also, my character's torso disappeared a few minutes in and never came back.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2008-05-25 07:08 pm (UTC)
wikle had a bug where he fell through the world once. I luckily had no trouble. But yeah, I saw some of the early trailers and that helped soften the blow. Unlike Zack & Wiki which for some reason I thought was an adventure game about pirates.
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