Evening Reading

By Nick Breckon, Jul 31, 2009 5:00pm PDT A couple people have noticed that we're playing a bit of Defcon here and there. Any interest in some Defcon Shackbattles? Perhaps on Saturday or Sunday? Would you like to play a game?


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  • You know, now that I've had some time to let the flavor really sink in, I've gotta say, I'm pretty comfortable with admitting to myself that the new art in Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition kind of blows.

    The hyper-stylized character design is really iffy (some of it looks pretty ok, a lot of it does not) and the animation count seems to have actually gone down. Really, the animation in the original game was just fine with as much detail the graphics had, but when they ramped it up in the SE it wound up looking choppy; once they started actually removing frames, it started looking cheap and unfinished. The whole thing feels like more of a fanmade remake than something professional. Thank god you can easily slide right back into the classic mode with a button press.

    Hopefully if they do a remake of the second game, they won't cut so many corners in the graphics department. :(