It’s that time of year again to poke and prod around my cabeza, trying to figure out what I had the most fun playing this year. I easily found ten games but ordering this year’s list was challenging as over 3/4 of the games on my were incredibly fun to play. So understand, going into this list, the ranking isn’t without serious overthinking. Heck, at least three of these would easily be #1 on my list if they weren’t fighting with each other!
Your weekly serving of dotEXE is here and the boys got Disney on the brain this week! We talk a little about Saints Row, the TMNT Cowabunga Collection, Starcraft Remastered: Cartooned, and a little introductory thoughts on Disney Dreamlight Valley! Eric even goes into a little bit of some time using Paint 3D while they both reminisce on their Gamefly history.
This week’s topic: The Wonderful World of Disney games! What are your thoughts? Let us know! Leave a comment or send us an email at dotEXE at savingcontent.com. You can even reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook at @savingcontent.
dotEXE is back! and the boys have brought back the wonderful Des on this latest episode! Hear about those pesky Minecraft Bees in Sky Bees 2, more talk on the new Saints Row with Eric’s hot takes, a little on the TMNT Cowabunga Collection, and more!
This week’s topic: Why do we love watching others play video games? What are your thoughts? Let us know! Leave a comment or send us an email at dotEXE at savingcontent.com. You can even reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook at @savingcontent.
Welcome to the dotEXE arena for another brand -new episode! This week the boys talk about Saints Row, Minecraft, Bassmaster Fishing 2022, and Starcraft. Ed goes on about Long John Silvers and Eric hits us up with some deets on his new phone.
This week’s topic: Sunsetting Paid Content. What are your thoughts? Let us know! Leave a comment or send us an email at dotEXE at savingcontent.com. You can even reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook at @savingcontent.
The 3rd Street Saints have been absent from the scene since their last release, Gat out of Hell, in 2015. Seven years is a long time between some franchises, but with the release of IV and the aforementioned Gat Out of Hell, the reception to the series began dwindling. Not to mention the endings to both games didn’t leave much in the way for a core cast return. So here we are in 2022 and in a prime time for Saints Row to roll out. But in an age where the open-world gang-wars schtick is old hat, can Volition shine up those big ass chains to their former luster?
Remasters are becoming nearly as common as standard releases, with developers and publishers looking for opportunities to update their games from the previous generation to look and perform better on modern hardware (and perhaps just looking for a more palatable way to suggest that players repurchase a game they already own). The actual quality of remasters vary drastically across releases, with the bare minimum effort being support for higher resolutions and marginally up-scaled textures, and the absolute top end of things being just shy of total remakes. Most games fall somewhere in between, or perhaps re-implement an older title in a newer series release’s engine, and generally are serviceable in that they allow you to keep playing a game from a previous generation that might no longer be accessible. Then, there’s Saints Row: The Third Remastered, which, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, is one of the best remasters I have ever seen, and actually feels like a proper utilization of the term. It is truly a remarkable, notable improvement over the original game’s presentation in nearly every aspect, and frankly it is a joyful way to return to Steelport after all these years.
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is the remastering
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