• Encephalon posted a message on the post The Evil Within Review.

    Man, I thought we'd left the endgame boss rush behind with Okami.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Korra ~Book 4~ The Thread. on the Off-Topic board

    Ikki having a macaroon party with Mario and Luigi was pretty cool. Those dudes knew how to party.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic I feel bad about this but I like Destiny. on the Destiny board

    No shame in liking what you like. From everything I've heard, it sounds like Destiny is deeply flawed but also deviously compulsive, and I can't fault anyone for getting sucked in by its wicked ways.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Who else is really excited for this game?. on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    Really starting to wonder, after watching some gameplay, if they learned the right lessons from DA2. That game's most remarked-upon flaws are also the most patently obvious ones, so while I appreciate...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Korra ~Book 4~ The Thread. on the Off-Topic board

    @redhotchilimist: I meant more like giant sentient vines bursting out of the ground and wrecking entire cities. However, the machine will require all Earth Nation Empire citizens to offer up their pr...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Korra ~Book 4~ The Thread. on the Off-Topic board

    Something I realized during Book 3 was that this Team Avatar doesn't actually play off each other that well. Maybe it's a product of TLOK being a more mature show than ATLA with fewer extreme personal...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Korra ~Book 4~ The Thread. on the Off-Topic board

    @turtlebird95 said:I wonder if the Spirit Vines Varrick is using are the source of power for those mech things from the trailer?That was my first guess, but it doesn't look like Kuvira's army is hurti...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Can we "canonize" any of the best games of 2006?. on the General Discussion board

    The language of these discussions is always tricky. No interest in arguing which games are "best," personally, because we do that every day already.It's probably more worthwhile as a retrospective to ...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic We Need To Talk About Kiefer. on the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain board

    I don't think we've heard enough of good ol' Kiefer to tell either way.I tend to dislike celebrity casting in video games because it often makes me self-conscious of how tin-eared dialogue can be in g...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Anyone else try this out yet?. on the Terra Battle board

    It seems neat for the kind of game they're making, if a bit unadventurous. I feel like there are about fifty games in ios that roughly approximate Terra Battle, but the art is nicer than the typical f...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Holy cow that UI is bad. on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    I'm usually surprised at negative reactions to UI, mostly because I don't think too deeply about interface in games, and won't complain as long there's a base level of functionality there. I can't rem...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Deep Look: Mass Effect- The Problems with Relationships. on the Mass Effect board

    @tangoup said:The ME2 side quests were some of the best sci-fi short stories I've read or seen recently.I tend to believe that this is the reason ME2 is generally the most highly regarded of the thre...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Deep Look: Mass Effect- The Problems with Relationships. on the Mass Effect board

    @thatpinguino: The red and blue conversation options are actually less interesting from a plot perspective because they're basically get-out-of-jail-free cards. The games have a habit of setting up a...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic At the moment, the online is GARBAGE. on the Super Smash Bros. board

    Yeah, 4-player has been a nightmare, though all the 1v1 matches I've played have been fine. I'd stick to that because anything else is tripling your chances that someone has a shit connection.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Deep Look: Mass Effect- The Problems with Relationships. on the Mass Effect board

    @thatpinguino: No disagreement here. Mass Effect has some of the same problems in that there's a surface presentation of choice, but the game systems tend to reward moral consistency. It was most exp...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Deep Look: Mass Effect- The Problems with Relationships. on the Mass Effect board

    Interesting that you prefer Dragon Age, because that game had its own relationships problems. In Origins, your companions got stat bonuses (+2 magic for Morrigan, let's say) based on how high their ap...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Korra ~Book 4~ The Thread. on the Off-Topic board

    So Kuvira got fascist, Korra got depressed and everyone else got wingsuits. All right, let's see where this goes.@aegon: I didn't actually think there was an overabundance of relationship stuff in thi...

  • Encephalon posted a message on the post Giant Bomb vs. a Roller Coaster.

    The funniest part, by far, is Drew talking to that very nonplussed-looking ride operator trying to explain Jeff and Dan's dumb bet. I wonder if they made that dude's day, or if he was rolling his eyes...

  • Encephalon posted a message on the post Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review.

    @patrickklepek said: @demoskinos said: I think what people may be taking issue with isn't so much your take of it but how you state your opinion. It does read at least to me as a very matter of fact ...

  • Encephalon posted a message on the post Quick Look: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

    This video illustrates why I often find Quick Looks entertaining, but not always informative. Maybe if @brad started off with a concrete objective, like "by the end of this QL, we're going to kill thi...