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Mists of Pandaria tries to breathe new life into an old World of Warcraft {Joystiq}

Mar 19th 2012 4:13AM I've been a longtime fan, and I'm just not interested in this expansion for some reason. I guess the "big bad" gimmick just worked for me. I played Warcraft before World Of Warcraft, so having those characters, and all of that back story from the previous games, was really my main motivator for playing. I enjoyed the stories that those antagonists brought with them, the feeling of building up to a final battle with them, and the climax of the end of a good story. It felt like I was involved in something bigger, and playing out those stories in the story's world itself made me very involved in them, more than almost any movie or game I've played before.

Nothing in MoP really interests like that personal involvement in such a big story did, and while I will be trying MoP, so far I've seen nothing that has me nearly as excited as the thought of exploring Northrend, or Outland, or even the less interesting Cataclysm zones, and definitely not the interest in the stories that made those continents and zones come alive.

The "martial artist pandas" do seem hokey and cheesy to me, no matter how serious and important Blizzard tries to make them out to be. Are they any more hokey than Worgen and Goblins, or other WoW races and characters? Probably not... but for some reason, I just personally don't like them, and feel like they don't fit, even with Chen Stormstout, who was really just a one-off character in one mission. Mostly because of the (more serious and adult) stories of Arthas and other, more adult characters, I took WoW a bit more seriously than I can take these Pandas. I was drawn into the world, and for some reason, this ruins my personal feeling of what the world is. It was, of course, always light-hearted at points, but Pandas are just childish to me. Possibly because of their looks, possibly because of the movies involving them (doing "kung-fu" no less), possibly just because of me, I don't know.

This expansion is just missing... something, at least for me.

12 Days of Joyswag: Nintendo 3DS plus eight games (and a ton of Skylanders) {Joystiq}

Dec 25th 2011 7:16AM I often play at home, or on trips, or even at work (and they honestly don't care as long as I'm paying attention to customers.)

12 Days of Joyswag: Nintendo DS and eleven (11!) games {Joystiq}

Dec 23rd 2011 2:18AM What I'll draw again? Ummm... Super Saiyan 3 Goku... I guess.

12 Days of Joyswag: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector's Edition (or: free dragons) {Joystiq}

Dec 18th 2011 4:57AM Dishes and cleaning my apartment will get put aside. They'll get done eventually though.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword review: Such great heights {Joystiq}

Nov 11th 2011 3:14AM It sounds like a lot of love was put into the design of this game. I'm glad to see Miyamoto's "next generation" of designers on the franchise are adept at understand what makes the series so profound and fun. That sense of wonder, exploration, of adventure, it truly is what makes Zelda, Zelda. I was honestly on the fence about this one, it's bright colors and stylistic choices (like the character design) didn't necessarily interest me, but I knew that as soon as I started playing, and the gameplay came through, which Nintendo always comes through on, that I would be hooked. I'm glad to see my assumptions seem to hold out. I'll be there on day one to buy it, and finally, since Mario Galaxy 2, I'll have a reason to play my Wii.

Win a Razer Nostromo game keypad from WoW Insider {WoW}

Apr 26th 2011 12:35PM Would go well with my Naga.

Bulletstorm PC demo coming after game's release {Joystiq}

Feb 21st 2011 1:15AM @ngSliver

You just proved my point for me. Even if it is, supposedly, a parody, the humor is so f**king stupid I could care less if anyone laughs at it. I guess I'm not as immature as I thought, because that dialogue was just.... infantile. I guess it's aiming for the Spike TV crowd. I guys you guys are the Spike TV crowd. Enjoy yourselves, seriously.