Dan Ryckert (Ryckert)

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Prototype (360)

I did, here's a link: http://www.lawrence.com/news/2009/jun...

July 9, 2009 at 9:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Top 10 Best Fourth Movies in a Franchise

I gotta go with Stallone on this one...Rocky IV and the latest Rambo were pretty sweet.

Just got back from Terminator: Salvation. Pretty much what I expected, better than 3 but can't touch 2. A nice reboot for the franchise, though.

May 19, 2009 at 2:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Video Game Review Roundup

If the Roundup reviews were always no-name, crappy games, then there'd really be no reason to read them. There has to be the occasional noteworthy game.

March 30, 2009 at 6:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: Wii Music

Before you throw out the "biased" card, maybe you should look at my previous Nintendo coverage:http://www.lawrence.com/news/2007/nov/22/review_super_mario_galaxy_wii/http://www.lawrence.com/news/2008/mar/11/review_super_smash_bros_brawl_wii/http://www.lawrence.com/news/2006/nov/14/review_legend_zelda_twilight_princess_wii/http://www.lawrence.com/news/2008/jun/10/review_wii_fit/http://www.lawrence.com/news/2007/oct/14/review_legend_zelda_phantom_hourglass_ds/http://www.lawrence.com/news/2007/sep/13/review_metroid_prime_3_corruption_wii/First-party Nintendo games consistently get very, very high scores from me. I've given out four 9.9 scores since I've been reviewing for Lawrence.com, and three of them have been Nintendo titles (Mario Galaxy, Smash Bros. Brawl, Twilight Princess). I'm curious how I'm "biased" because I gave a shitty game (Wii Music) a shitty score.

November 7, 2008 at 4:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A Gamer Calls B*llsh*t On Gaming (journalism)

See, that's the difference in how we view MGS. You said you hated MGS 2 and 4 because they went "off the rails", but those are my two favorites from the series.If I had to rate them, I'd go:1. MGS4/MGS22. MGS3. MGS3Don't get me wrong, MGS 1 and 3 are both very, very high on my favorite games of all time list (top 10 for sure), but it's the complexity of the plot in 2 and 4 that made me fascinated by them. I'm not meaning to say that confusing = good, I'm just saying that Kojima presented their complexities in a brilliant way.

July 22, 2008 at 12:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A Gamer Calls B*llsh*t On Gaming (journalism)

Some games really rise above the rest and deserve the massive amounts of praise the press gives them. GTA IV didn't deserve those perfect 10 scores, but Metal Gear Solid 4 certainly did.However, I completely understand that the MGS series isn't for everyone. It's incredibly convoluted, and at times it's annoyingly verbose. Despite this, it's still the most complex, deep, and entertaining series of all time in my opinion. It's just not for everyone. Halo fanboys with short attention spans that constantly need to be blowing up aliens will certainly hate this series.As far as the press being afraid to give out bad scores, I can speak for myself when I say the game's quality is the only reason I gave it Lawrence.com's first perfect 10. We didn't even get the game in for a review, so I certainly didn't have to rate it high to thank Konami for sending it to us. I just couldn't justify giving it anything less. I've given other games (Super Mario Galaxy, MGS3) 9.9s, but this deserved to be put on another level. It's the most fully-realized game I've ever played in my life. It's just not for everyone.

July 21, 2008 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Darkness... It's Creeping In.

1) I believe Silver lets you download XBLA games and other things from the Xbox Marketplace, as well as communicate with your friends and see when and what they're playing online. Gold is just for competing online. You're completely right, most games (*cough*....Halo) are absolutely filled with idiot racist 12-year olds, but they're not all that way. If a game is a little more intelligent than an FPS, you're going to get a more intelligent pool of players. I play Carcassonne and Catan all the time on XBLA (they're two European board games), and everyone has been great to talk to. Plus, you need Gold to play against your friends online.

2) ExileOnMassSt

3) It's pretty simple, actually. Just slide over to the Marketplace tab, and pick the item you want to download. When the cost screen shows up, you should be able to press X to add Microsoft points. Simple as hell.

4) I'm on Recreation. Pro definitely has the most douchebags, and I'm just looking to play for fun. There's still some idiots, but again, it's based on what game you're playing.

August 17, 2007 at 12:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Zelda Updates (taken down)

You'll just have to check back for the review.

Don't worry, however. You won't be disappointed.

November 13, 2006 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Zelda Updates (taken down)

earinfection, even the review is going to avoid revealing major plot points. Just wait until the game comes out. Trust me.

November 13, 2006 at 1:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Zelda Updates (taken down)

There is certainly a day-night cycle, as I just now waited for the night to get a key item from a pack of nocturnal skeleton beasts. Nothing really about seasons, however.

November 13, 2006 at 3:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )