Listing to port
6) Star Wars: Galaxies
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, people made a lot of stuff and danced around to heal each other and walked long distances. It's been six months and still no jedis, much less landspeeders. There aren't even Dewbacks. There are, however, plenty of Uncle Owens and Aunt Berus. A Tauntaun, a Tauntaun, my kingdom for a Tauntaun!
It needs a better save system. I'll get eight levels down into a power glove or ninja sword, but then I can't save my progress, so Disgaea sits in my Playstation 2 and I canít turn it off without losing my progress. Now the save game is telling me I've played for 119 hours, which is off by, I don't know, at least seven or eight hours. Besides, if Disgaea gets recalled, maybe I can get some work done. This damn thing is like a constant siren song, calling me to the shipwreck of another six hours straight of doing nothing but improving my Star Mage. This is the best tactical combat game since X-Com and it's really putting the hurt on me. Recall it. It's addictive and harmful, the gaming equivalent of cigarettes.
This game deserves to be recalled from whatever shelf it's found its way to in your house and put back on your hard drive. With the latest hardware, you can max out the detail and get visuals that rival anything else out there, not to mention superlative artwork, voice acting, and gameplay. It's hard to believe this jewel is from the same people who slapped together that awful Matrix game. If I had my own magazine, I'd put Sacrifice on the cover every month with Disgaea in a little inset window in the upper corner.
9) $30 expansion packs
I don't want to see another expansion pack that costs more than $19.99. At the most. I have yet to see an expansion pack worth more than that. Blizzard is the worst offender. They look at you with a straight face and ask $34.99 for Frozen Throne because, you know, they can. And it's not like they're not going to sell twelve billion copies, not counting Korea. C'mon, you guys are doing fine, how about cutting us fans a break? At least they put in plenty of content, unlike those guys at Electronic Arts and Ubi Soft, who churn out map packs for their Battlefield 1942, Medal of Honor, and the Rainbow Six games. It's no surprise they're not very friendly to the mod community that makes them look bad and costs nothing.