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#1 Edited by Guybrush (93 posts) -

@sinusoidal said:

I beat 2 recently as well. I love the absurdity of this series, but 2's end went a little too far with the conspiracies on top of conspiracies on top of conspiracies. It lost some of the personal edge that came with E.E.'s death I thought. I was laughing out loud at some of the nonsense revelations in the last few cutscenes. Which was great in its own way, but still pretty ridiculous.

Now, MGS3 I beat literally less than an hour ago and that's one hell of an ending! It's still completely fucking absurd in some ways, but it's much more grounded than MGS2's ending. It never loses the thread of tragedy woven into the narrative despite the ridiculousness of it all. Off hand, I can't think of a single more effecting video game ending (except maybe Ico or Shadow of the Colossus, but those are incredibly different experiences.)

MGS2 used to be my favourite of the series. I found it really hard to get into 3. But I kept trying, and I'm so glad I did. It's excellent and I agree with you about the ending. Much more grounded and satisfying.

As for effecting video game endings, Red Dead Redemption is at the top of my list.

#2 Posted by Guybrush (93 posts) -

You could watch the last episode of Metal Gear Scanlon 2 (or watch the whole thing, if you've not already). Drew and Dan talk about the ending and the twists etc. Maybe not as in depth as some articles that must be out there.

#3 Posted by Guybrush (93 posts) -

@claritysam: Thanks for letting us know, and sorry you missed out.

#4 Edited by Guybrush (93 posts) -

Here's another one!


#6 Posted by Guybrush (93 posts) -

Dragon Age: Inquisition. That's filling my time nicely.

#7 Edited by Guybrush (93 posts) -

@incar: Sorry, it's been taken

#8 Edited by Guybrush (93 posts) -

I have a spare Renegade Ops if anyone wants it.

#9 Edited by Guybrush (93 posts) -

I've just finished it and I really enjoyed it.

Being an adventure game fan I didn't mind the style of puzzles in the game. What frustrated me was not being able to see things at first and spending ages looking for items.

I also thought the UI for using items was a little clunky.

However, I loved the style and look of the game. I thought it was very similar to The Swapper, which is no bad thing. I especially loved the menus and they way they would glitch. It's a very impressive looking game.

I'm really looking forward to future episodes.

#10 Edited by Guybrush (93 posts) -

You can buy a steam key from Amazon for £28.

I ended up taking a risk on the retail disk because I got it for £23 from GAME (coupon code 'costumes' plus credit).