Finding The “I” In Team

– Why team-based RPGs capture my imagination more than the alternative.
The Many Vs The Few
Playing through Persona 4 at the moment, I find myself absorbed in it to a degree I haven’t had with an RPG since Mass Effect. In between these games, I’d picked up both Fallout 3 and Fable 2, and quit both out of general ambivalence. And I couldn’t help but wonder why.

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Koala Hat Covers

Koala Hat Covers
Amazing Spider-man #502Had to make mention of this:
Marvel is printing out some cool variant covers for they’re 70th anniversary, using the old “character frame” concept from a similar promotion many years ago.
These alts are a simple shot of a major character on a white background, surrounded by this border of big Marvel heroes.
And who’s on this new frame (drawn by Jim Cheung)? Lots of people, but the only one that matters is the Runaways’ caffeine fueled, pint-sized powerhouse,Molly Hayes (aka Bruiser, akaPrincess Powerful).

She could take Rulk.

One of my favorite marvel characters. I just love that this 10 year old girl who wears silly hats get to join this pantheon of heroes, right next to Captain freaking America.
Plus, she gets the full stage for the Runaways variant cover!

Runaways #13
“Wolverine is a jerk!! And he smells like beers!”

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Mass Effect 2: Non-Spoiler Warning!

Caution! Spoilers ahead! Or….. is there?

Oh my god! They killed Shepard!

During E3, Bioware gave the basic in-booth demo of the next chapter in their proposed three-part space opera, Mass Effect. The demo had all the features you expect, but what was truly surprising wasn’t anything in the demo itself, but what the boys at Bioware were telling people alongside it. As recounted by Garnett Lee on 1up’s “Listen Up” podcast, during the demo, the people manning to booth dropped something of a bomb.

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The Gravity Well

Initiative #25I’d stopped bothering with “Avengers: The Initiative” a little while ago. I’d been reading my roommates issues, but I got kind of bored. I liked seeing all those characters that go unused pop up in the series. What I didn’t like was how they all became somewhat homogenized being part of this big military operation. Worst off was a personal favorite of mine, Gravity.
Which was why I’m glad I happened to give issue #25 a quick read through.

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