• Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Who else has beaten it and what do you think?. on the Alien: Isolation board

    I finished it today. It's easily one of the best games I've ever played. The sound design is by far the best I've seen in a video game, the visuals are out of this world (they've nailed the look of th...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Letter from the Editor discussion.. on the General Discussion board

    Developers are continuing to make great games and people who are into games are continuing to play them. That, in the end, is what actually matters when it comes to the subject of video games. Everyth...

  • Icemael posted a message on the post Quick Look EX: A City Sleeps.

    Looks like a flash game visually. Unimpressive pattern design, no flow to the action, monotonous uninteresting environments, really mediocre music for a game with such a big focus on it... just awkwar...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Personal social views as a central part of a game critique. on the General Discussion board

    A prominent role of moral judgments in a review (of a game, or a movie, or a book etc.) is a sure sign that the critic is incapable of proper aesthetic judgments. "Bayonetta sucks because sexualizing ...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic On the Topic of Framerate Versus Graphics. on the General Discussion board

    @m16mojo2 said:Here's my question... What happens when 4k televisions become the standard? It's not that far off, in my opinion. What's more concerning is that these consoles are at the very beginning...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Hey it's out now.. on the The Vanishing of Ethan Carter board

    I played through the whole game yesterday. It's gorgeous and pretty atmospheric with a handful of very cool sequences, but the solution to the mystery is cheap and disappointing. And there's nothing e...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic who elese is disapointed in this game. on the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor board

    It was definitely a bit disappointing. I enjoyed the game well enough and it's not like I expected it to be amazing, but I thought it would be better in terms of world design and mission variety. The ...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic CoD dev says govt. should brainwash kids with AAA marketing. on the General Discussion board

    On average, about 22 people die in school shootings per year in the US. As far as I know there hasn't been a single terrorist attack against a US school. But sure, putting a soldier in each of the wel...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic The games you're looking forward to. (2014 & beyond). on the General Discussion board

    In roughly this order: The Evil Within, Scalebound, Bayonetta 2, Silent Hills, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Project Zero V, Bloodborne, Raiden V, Mirror's Edge 2, The Legend of Zelda for Wii ...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic I Remember When Video Games Were About Fun. on the General Discussion board

    It's worth noting that most gamers and video game developers (at least outside the "indie" community) don't give a shit about "Gamergate" and have just kept making and enjoying games as usual. The onl...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Do you enjoy going to parties?. on the Off-Topic board

    I don't like mediocre music being blasted at absurd volumes, shitty coloured lighting, obnoxious drunk people, crowds, dancing, the taste of alcohol, meaningless small talk (especially when the enviro...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic New gameplay video showing the first 18 minutes.. on the Resident Evil: Revelations 2 board

    @yummylee said:It's a sequel to Resident Evil: Revelations, so levying criticisms for how it looks too much like Resident Evil: Revelations rings pretty hollow I'd say. Plus, Revelations is supposed t...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic New gameplay video showing the first 18 minutes.. on the Resident Evil: Revelations 2 board

    We're only seeing the very beginning so hopefully this changes as the game goes on, but the action looks almost as simplistic and dull as in the first Revelations. For that game there was at least an ...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Has a poor presentation ever turned you off?. on the General Discussion board

    For sure. The extreme example is Skullgirls, which is one of the most revolting games I've ever seen. I wouldn't play it even if the mechanics were by far the best in the genre.

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Exposing sexism in this generation. on the General Discussion board

    Game journalists started thinking "oh god, what am I doing with my life, I should be doing something important, something that really matters" and since they have no real talent or intelligence, the b...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Today I feel ashamed to be Swedish. on the Off-Topic board

    Sverigedemokraterna may subscribe to a pathetic ideology, but I've never understood what's supposed to be so horrible about the practical measures they wish to take. One doesn't have to be nationalist...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Games with actual theme songs.. on the General Discussion board

    GOD POWER KEEPS MY PIMP HAND STRONG

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic An official definition of the word "gamer". on the General Discussion board

    This guy I know noticed I knew a lot about comic books and said "Are you like a comic buff or something?"So I said to him "Fuck you Karl, I don't define myself by my interests or the way I spend my ti...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic What exactly do you want from games journalism?. on the General Discussion board

    Things I want:Quality news reporting.Quality interviews with questions that are actually interesting.Reviews with meaningful analysis by people who know what they are talking about. For example, I don...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Polygon Article - The problem with Battlefield Hardline. on the General Discussion board

    Action games have always and will always fetishize violence and the means to exercise it because that's entertaining. It has absolutely fuck-all to do with politics -- since glorifying violence and po...