Creativity: Old School vs. New School

The first legend of Zelda game that I ever beat was Twilight Princess. Needless to say it was an amazing experience; it had great set pieces, a memorable character, and a touching, haunting story. And that’s just the presentation. The game play was smooth; doing a roll in Ocarina of Time will always feel clunky from now on. The temples were nothing short of excellent, with the exception of the last one. So, how does a game with better graphics, game play, budget and hype levels still feel like a step back from Majora’s Mask?

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Top Ten Good, Yet Disappointing Games

What does the title mean you ask?

Well, it means the game was good, yet there was SOMETHING missing. The games I have on this Top Ten List are games that I thoroughly enjoyed, yet was disappointed due to design choices that I felt were… overlooked.

#10

Fallout New Vegas

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I haven’t finished the game yet, but Fallout 3 overshadows this game easily. For me, Fallout 3 is better in many aspects; I can’t really state why it was better. It just was. Maybe because I played Fallout 3 first, and that New Vegas didn’t introduce anything new. I’m sorry, but traits and throwing weapons just won’t cut it. Also, the glitches and bugs in New Vegas were more abundant than in Fallout 3’s launch. The world IS bigger, but really?

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Top Ten Personal Favorite Gaming Quotes

Well, I’ve decided to start off my blog with a Top Ten, since these things tend to garner lots ofviews :D. I’ll be posting other stuff up once I get more clicks. Also, don’t be afraid to comment! At this point, comments are highly appreciated. Thanks

So onto the list. Something that isn’t as appreciated now as it was before is dialogue. Since most gamers would rather skip to the action instead of interacting with NPCs, dialogue has been given the backseat. This shows up in games like COD, where the dialogue is at times mediocre. What seperates good quotes from bad quotes are how they stand out. Sorry for using COD as an example, but for me most of the quotes are quite generic; Same goes for most war based games.

Now, I’ve tried to spread the quotes from many genres, since I do have a tendency to lean towards certain types of games when it comes to quotes. So, let the list begin.

#10

“Finish him!”- Mortal Kombat

Beautiful

In the game, you are a kombatant fighting for your LIFE while being watched over the by the evil lord Shao Kahn. After you finally beat your foe, Kahn shouts “Finish Him!” which is the signal to perform your fatality. Mortal Kombat is famous for its fatalities; it basically carried the whole franchise to fame. Not only that, but this phrase created the ESRB rating. THE ESRB RATING! No quote has changed the industry this much.

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HEY EVERYBODY!

Introducing the first post of my first blog! For all you poor souls that wander onto this page, my blog is about gaming. I’ll be writing up some of my thoughts, make some fun Top Ten Lists, and occasionally wander to movie themed articles.
So, here’s to lobotomyrobot.wordpress.com! Hope you enjoy 😀