Thursday, December 10, 2009

New "OverThinker" at ScrewAttack

FYI guys, the new 30th episode of "Game OverThinker," a side-by-side of "Modern Warfare 2" and "New Super Mario Bros. Wii," is up NOW at ScrewAttack:


tyra menendez said...

that was a long one. but easily one of the best. while i like both types of games, i've never gotten into the call of duty franchise and this one isn't likely to get me there. especially considering the first console i've owned in nearly a decade, is a wii (my primary gaming device has been my desktop).
why did i go for a wii, instead of an x-box? partly, the mario factor. i like that i can download old school nintendo and play it via virtual console. i also like the motion control and the fact that it forces me to get off my butt. getting a cardio work out is a lot more enjoyable when i'm engaged in a game, than any form of standard exercise.
though i have to agree that the absence of more female characters in mario is strange. in the days of mario brothers 2, i usually played as the princess because she could float. and since this one is being marketed as more of a family game, does no one expect mom to get involved? or sister? it seems to me, the mario games have much more cross-gender appeal, than any fps. so.. nintendo, wtf? there's a possibility of at least six playable characters, more if you want to dig deeper, and/or add new ones. it's as simple as cycling through the characters, to decide who you want to play, like a head-on fighter.

Rob said...

Mostly agree with your MW2 comments, but felt more inclined to brush them off as 24/James Bond fantasy.

BUT, geopolitics fanboy as I am, I'm going to have to be a bit of a gadfly.

I think you're off base in comparing "No Russian" to Columbine. It's clearly crafted to evoke the Mumbai attacks, which makes it problematic in an entirely different way.

tyra menendez said...

it's kind of fucked up to realize that columbine was over 10 years ago, now.