Sony needs to put their money where their mouth is with all the talk of how easy it is to port to Vita from PS3 and port Starhawk to it, because based on broodwars' review I'd buy it in a second if it were available for that platform.
I think the problem with such a port would be handling the high player count, as well as the sheer amount of carnage that can happen in a given match at any time. The Vita really hasn't had any games that have pushed team-based online multiplayer, so it's hard to say for sure how badly the player count would have to be cut. As one of the keys that makes Starhawk multiplayer work
is being part of this big epic battle that's constantly adapting, I think you'd lose that with a significantly smaller player count on Vita.
The idea has merit (especially since Sony isn't doing jack to hype Starhawk right now on PS3), but I'll have a better idea what the Vita can handle in terms of online play next week after I pick up Resistance: Burning Skies (which has a maximum of 8 players).
holy hell Broodwars.
Thank you. *takes a bow*
Yeah, as you can see there's a reason I'd been putting all that writing off for a month. I have to be in a certain mood to write for almost 4 hours, though once I get past my usual writer's block with the intro things tend to move along nicely. As I said, I'm going to try to avoid having to do so much writing in the future by getting these things out sooner.
By the way, you should know that it was your Hotel Dusk review that inspired me to try to add some visual flavor to my reviews.
I need to get back to Xenoblade at some point. I got to Sword Valley sometime last year, but a particular plot point just before it disappointed me and I was growing tired of grinding Affinity so I put the game back on the shelf. I did really enjoy that game, though, and I'll probably be in a "big, epic RPG" mood again sometime in the near future.
Incidentally, the PS3's new Move-only game Sorcery is probably going to be my next review, as I picked it (and Mass Effect 3, which was on sale for half off) up today. I am looking forward to actually having something seemingly decent to play with my Move controller for once.