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#1 Posted by AssInAss (3250 posts) -

@assinass: problem now is, the way Jeff talks up this year's CoD, i actually kinda really want to play it. and the way you and others have talked up Wolfenstein... i kinda really want to play that too! only problem now is finding the time (and maybe the energy) to dive into them, smallish time investments they may be. I think 2014 at least game wise has told me to be more open/receptive to many different things, and to try to stay positive (nothing against Jeff who seems like a guy who just knows exactly what he likes and that's that).

Hope you enjoy both! Honestly wish the Advanced Warfare campaign better utilised or was more freeing with the new mechanics, then it could have been a great campaign that stood out against other CoDs.

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#2 Edited by AssInAss (3250 posts) -

I understand Jeff's Call of Duty pick because of the movement and not being just the LT-RT business specifically for the multiplayer. The campaign is lacking in all the cool freedom of the MP where it's still overly scripted for which powers you can use and only one grappling hook level is worth mentioning.

Wolfenstein The New Order is the best FPS because of similar reasons where it's not LT-RT at all in fact because there's no need for aim-down-sights. Unlike AW's campaign, you're free to move around and will actually get penalised for sticking behind cover with grenade tosses and flanking.

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Dual wielding nearly all the guns with their own sick ass alternate fires, being able to flank enemies in sandbox encounters rather than just corridors, and not having to stick to cover while you heal back has raised the standards of game design creativity I expect from this genre. Plus, love all the characters, world building, dark comedy, satisfying gore feedback, and gut punch of the ending.

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#3 Edited by AssInAss (3250 posts) -

@little_socrates said:

Jaffe's an irrelevant turd and Ryan was capable of being nice to almost anybody. I've listened to him be a stubborn old fart too many times to care what he thinks of Giant Bomb. I'm glad to know Jeff was always reserved with him because GB's affiliation with Jaffe always rubbed me the wrong way.

Turd? Harsh, dude.

I hope to see Jaffe on Giant Bomb sometime, seems like an honest guy and that's what GB staff likes.

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#4 Edited by AssInAss (3250 posts) -

I now have administrator access in the computer and it got interesting in the text. Don't want to spoil it, but interested to see where this goes.

Also, I like these few screenshots I took.

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#5 Posted by AssInAss (3250 posts) -

The levels in the Egyptian world are doing my head in, but once I figured out the triangulation thing like with the Window through a Door level, I'm back to not being as dumbfounded and more challenged.

This ghost scared the shit out of me, though.

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#6 Posted by AssInAss (3250 posts) -

@cirdain said:

This has been getting a really big buzz:

I think I'll put this on my wishlist. :)

EDIT: I really liked Binary Domain's story so this should be cool.

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Shit, didn't know it was getting great reviews! Yeah 6 hours in, so far totally deserved.

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#7 Edited by AssInAss (3250 posts) -

The puzzles are fun.

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The sprint speed helps since usually these kind of first person puzzle adventure games are quite slow. The narrator isn't as intrusive as other games like Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Mind, or Dear Esther. It's a pretty game. The audio design is great, from the foley, sound effects, and ambient music. Even if it's quite a brainy subject matter, it can get humorous especially in the computer text adventure bits.

Also, you play as a bot so that's extra cool and you can go third person.

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Just because it's a game about existentialism and man-machine musings, doesn't mean explosions are out of the picture!

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Who thought such a game could come out of the Serious Sam people?

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#8 Posted by AssInAss (3250 posts) -

When I read the comments, I thought that the video was going to be voiced, and each comment would get its own overly-defensive scathing remark. Instead, it's just a compilation of lazy internet snark, and it's capped off with a pretty appropriately disinterested hashtag.

Seems like Jaffe and the team found some low-effort comments and had a touch of fun with them. Not a big deal on either side.

You calling Giantbomb a bunch of lazy internet snark?! We are esteemed commenters, known the world over. Our snark is fit for a crown!

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#9 Posted by AssInAss (3250 posts) -

I'm all about this, reminds me of Vanishing of Ethan Carter with the mentions of weird fiction. Also, first person swinging yay!

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#10 Posted by AssInAss (3250 posts) -

So many but mostly Wolfenstein The New Order. It's the best FPS since Half Life 2, which I feel should be a bigger deal but people don't care for how it differs from most modern FPSs (well-developed characters, deals with tough topics well like racism and the holocaust, hipfire better than aim-down-sights, dual wielding, flanking and sandbox combat encounters, most of the storytelling not in cutscenes, not corridor level design, encourages run-and-gun versus stop-and-pop).

Alien Isolation seems to be doing well though in post-release commentary.

From the indies, Jazzpunk, Ether One, This War Of Mine, Lovely Planet, or Never Alone. That's just me. The Talos Principle could be amazing.