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#2 Posted by DevourerOfTime (501 posts) -

Quick Look: Abridged.

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@jbg4 said:

I noticed a lot of Nintendo games on that list and that is A-OK with me... it seems we share a number of games that we're looking forward to. Bloodborne, Mario Maker, and Kirby are three that I'm really excited for that you listed here

I can guarantee you that there will be more Nintendo games in the rest of the list! :D Glad you're enjoying it so far.

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@karkarov said:

You have Danganropa ahead of Bloodbourne. I am afraid not many will take this list all that seriously.

Bloodborne at 26 is nuts. I'll accept 2.

Thanks for reading!

This list is about the games I'm personally looking forward to at this given time. As I explained in the blog post, I haven't yet made my way through Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, or Dark Souls 2 yet. I'm inundated with Souls games to play. Having another one on the pile isn't exactly the most exciting thing coming out this year.

Danganronpa, on the other hand, I played through completely. There's nothing left of that world to explore that has been translated into English. So, naturally, I'm really excited to have another game in that series in my hands after enjoying the first two games so much.

Do I think Another Episode will be a better game than Bloodborne? No. Actually, I can pretty much guarantee that it will be worse, just by how those games are shaping up (Another Episode looks like a pretty mediocre third person shooter). But am I more excited to play Another Episode? Yes, absolutely. I feel like I need to know more about that world.

If you're more excited for Bloodborne than most, or even all, of this list, then that's completely understandable. I'm just in a position where I don't have as much to be excited about as you.

@corevi said:

Good list.

Wanting something to be cut from a game because it offends your sensibilities is a bad idea because that's how we get to things like Hotline Miami 2 being banned. It's a slippery slope and unless it's actively promoting hate speech then the developers have the right to make whatever game they want. If you don't like it then don't engage with it. I'm sure the minigame in Another Episode is completely optional.

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.

I disagree about the second point though. When it comes to giving the player a way of actively feeling up underage girls, I don't really think there is much you can defend against it. That shit's gross and should not be a feature in your video game. I'll take that stand, slippery slope be damned.

Also, it's just poor design and marketing. It's actively alienating part of your audience, does not serve the existing fanbase, and is an intrusive minigame that does not support the core design philosophy of your game.

You could make an argument that Danganronpa as a series already has its own share of pervy scenes in it, but every single one of them is either optional or used in a subverting "have your cake and eat it too" kind of way (which in no way excuses it, but makes it easier for people to give it a pass).

@slag said:

I never heard of a Hat in Time. That looks interesting.

An exciting thing I forgot to mention about the game is that it's got Grant Kirkhope, composer of games like Banjo-Kazooie and Viva Pinata, doing some of the music. Thanks for reading!

I really hope Firewatch ends up good, if done well, it could be GOTY material.

Campo Santo seems like this superindie studio, with a ton of talent shoved into a very small team. I'm sure that, whatever it ends up being, it will be good. Whether it's what you or I are looking for? We'll have to wait and see. Thanks for reading!

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Saints Row: The Third.

Largely because it is the only open world game that comes to mind that didn't bore me to tears. But also the characters were fun, the story missions were always interesting, and the choices were kind of interesting.

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@assinass said:

I was gonna cry foul on Apotheon but just realised when this was written. Apotheon is awesome. As is Life Is Strange, Grow Home, and Darkest Dungeon right now.

Yeah, just posted this under the wire. I'm trying to write this list as fast as possible so I don't have any games that are already out by the time I post them, but running into trouble with schoolwork hitting hard and fast. >_<

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@jamesjeux007 said:

@devoureroftime: Oh man, Earthbound... I should probably get to that as well. Where are you currently at in the game ? Because I'm like 5 hours in and I'm really curious to know if this game gets any better, because for now I just want to eat my eyeballs out of frustration :'( Any tips ?

Also, heck yeah 999 !

I've gotten to like the last 5 hours of the game before... I just never finished it. That's on the cart I have of it, but I'm trying to play on the Wii U because I don't have a good CRT and the Wii U gamepad allows me to pick up and play a lot easier. On the Wii U I'm about 10 hours in. The game picks up once you get your 3rd party member, but constantly fluctuates from tedious to enthralling.

The game definitely is a product of it's time. There's lots of grinding needed and a lot of very frustrating encounters. If you just give up on the game entirely, I would recommend picking up the fan-translation of Mother 3. Much more of a fan of that game and it's balanced a lot better. It makes it harder to go back to Earthbound though...