I have a few free subscriptions to some magazines – they generally provide me with about 30 minutes of entertainment when they come in. After going through the new EGM this morning, I pulled open the new Gamepro tonight, and started thumbing through it. I find a section on the DS, and read this about Mr. Driller (emphasis mine):
Okay, ignoring the whole GBA-version-didn’t-come-out-in-the-US (although it’s been announced now – way to localize that four years too late, Namco!), “best Tetris variation”? What in the living fuck is that supposed to mean? Has anyone at Gamepro played Mr. Driller – or for that matter, Tetris? One’s a pure puzzle game – and the other one is a twitchy action game with some puzzle elements! Holy shit, they’re like gaming twins. So I thought this was as stupid as it could get – and then I turned the page. There’s a description of Ping Pals, and I shit you not, the quickie synopsis reads:
Ping Pals, for those that don’t know, is a “game” that tries to one-up Nintendo’s built-in chatting functionality but instead is somehow worse, despite actually costing you money. IGN gave it a 3.5, Gamespot notched it at 3.3, and EGM gave it a 1.5/0.0/0.0, managing an average of 0.5. They also called Sprung “goofy and more fun than you’d think”. I’m so happy this was a free subscription, but I’ll be even happier when it expires in April.