Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #170 3


Well, I am still completely and utterly obsessed with Disney Magical World, although now that the game has been released and other people are playing it, I’ve had a chance to review the online features that weren’t available before. And unfortunately, those are somewhat lacking.

Also, I muse about popular and critically-acclaimed games that everyone else seems to love that I’ve just never been able to get into. I’m sure you’ve got some of those yourself. Make the jump and watch this week’s vidcast to see what mine are!



(Writer) I love Animal Crossing, music games (even though I can’t sing or play instruments) and adventure games. And the occasional 40+ hr JRPG when I can find the time! I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, Frank.

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3 thoughts on “Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #170

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    You know. I’ve been playing video games and keeping up with new consoles and new releases and everything ever since I was a wee lad back in the 80s, and particularly when I started to get some disposable income back in the 90s, and I find that, as time goes on, my tastes diverge further and further from I guess what you’d call the “mainstream”. I blame a lot of that on choosing Nintendo over Sony in the mid-90s — I just didn’t get a lot of exposure to what everyone else was into at the time, and I sort of started discovering my own niche interests. And now I basically have zero awareness of anything that’s going on. My game of the year last year was Go Vacation on the Wii, a sort of open world Wii Sports that Namco released in 2011. I’ve gotten into the new Animal Crossing on the 3DS, but when I have time to spend on a video game, I find myself sort of naturally drawn to Touch Solitaire, and Spider solitaire in particular. Or else my homemade port of Desktop Dungeons. Hell, there was a month or so where the only game I cared about was a funny little lemonade stand game on the black & white Kindle called Jungle Juice.

    So I can relate. I don’t think there’s anything particularly weird about not getting excited about the same things everyone else is. In fact, one of the reasons I like GayGamer.net is that all the other game sites continue to cover games that don’t matter to me and this site often sheds a little light on games I wouldn’t otherwise know about.

    There’s a difference between not liking something because it’s clearly bad and not liking something because it’s just not meeting your personal needs. I think fans of anything — video games or otherwise — invest themselves so much in the things they like that they sometimes have a hard time making this distinction. So people start to get passionate when they hear that someone doesn’t like something they do like, so they make the case for it and try to tell you how you’re supposed to approach it and so on.

    I dunno. I guess my takeaway is that you have to like what you like and try not to get too caught up in fixing other people or other people trying to fix you.

    I actually had to stop Disney Magical World myself because… it was too addictive. :) I found myself getting stuck in that addiction loop that I used to get from freemium games, where I would just mill around and around in circles, following these chains of interdependancy to get the rare resources to make the rare items, attending to my real-time farm, and so on. It’s fun and everything, but I’m not ready to get lost down that rabbit hole! :) Might pick it up again if I ever find myself in need of a serious time sink, like on a long flight or something.

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    I need a fun story or characters to get me into an RPG, and have more time to play handhelds than consoles.

    I loved the characters and murder mystery of Persona 4 which sucked me right in, even though the game has a tedious tutorial section. Dragon Age 2 was rightly criticized for weak level design but I found the characters more interesting than Dragon Age 1’s surly crew and played through it twice to romance Fenris and Anders.

    Bravely Default is super grindy but I’m sticking with it because I can play in small doses on my commute. *** Mild Spoiler *** If I had gotten to the infamous chapter five on a console I would have shelved the game right there.

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    I’m a fan of rpg-s and I have also problems to love all the games from this genre. I love dragon age and also mass effect but I didn’t like Persona and also Fallout none of the parts. I think it’s just is without reason :)