The Community Spotlight highlights some of the best articles that didn't quite make the front page. This week, we've got musings on choice and consequence, a blow-by-blow account of a Halo: Reach comeback, dissatisfaction with Brink, and a buyer's guide for new Nintendo 3DS owners. (Those people exist, right?)
The inherent invisibility of choice and consequences
By Jonas Jurgens
Most games that utilize a system of moral choice are usually pretty clear about where each choice falls on its scale. But Jonas prefers to be left in the dark about that, to deal with the consequences later. "For choices to have lasting and true impact," he writes, "they must be irrevocable. As in reality, we never get a second chance."
Brink tricks me back with the Agents of Change DLC
By Marcel Hoang
I heard too many polarizing reports about Brink to check the game out myself. Marcel did, and what he found didn't exactly thrill him. But he was intrigued enough to give the title's recent downloadable content pack a shot. Read on for his description.
Halo: Reach and how to find something in the basement
By John Michael
John's a sports fan as well as a gamer, and for sports fans, few things are as exciting as a big comeback victory. John had just such a triumph in a recent multiplayer match of Halo: Reach, and he gives a play-by-play description of how it happened. Fun reading.
Revival of the fittest: Saving Mega Man
By Lewis Garcia
The cancelation of Mega Man Legends 3 is still a big talking point, and Lewis has his own ideas about where the Blue Bomber should go from here. His suggestions would certainly freshen up one of the most formulaic series in gaming.
Nintendo 3DS buyer's guide
By Errol Burke-Horner
Even at its lower price point, I have yet to take the plunge and buy a 3DS. But Errol gives some compelling reasons for doing so. "The Nintendo 3DS is the only video-game console I play and has been since I bought it," he writes. Convinced yet?