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#1 Posted by joetom (160 posts) -

I don't think I've seen any author that nails pacing and build up as consistently as Sanderson. All of his books are this steady build to a climax that never fails to be the most awesome shit ever. The climax of Hero of Ages was probably my favourite, because there's so many "holy shit" revelations and awesome heroic moments for pretty much every character. I think what makes it work is that all the revelations and twists make sense from the crazy internal logic his worlds and magic systems have. So much so that if you're paying attention you can actually figure some of it out.

Hero of Ages (Mistborn 3) spoilers: For example, I was able to predict that Vin's earring was what held back her powers well before the moment Marsh figures it out.

#2 Edited by joetom (160 posts) -

Actually the planned modern era Mistborn books were always going to be after Book 5 or 6 of Stormlight. The western era Mistborn books are like a side project he works on between larger books (as in the 1000 page+ Stormlight books) so they aren't really delaying them. The reason the guy can put out so many books, is that his way of recharging between books is to write books.

As far as order is concerned, publishing order is probably the best as of right now.

#3 Posted by joetom (160 posts) -

I like it because it's more interesting than the alternative.

#4 Posted by joetom (160 posts) -

I don't really care about the continued story of Jimmy, I just want a Bully game from post Red Dead Redemption Rockstar. People have mentioned the Nemesis system from Shadow of Mordor, and I think that'd work perfectly for the school setting. There's plenty of more modern directions they could take the story and setting if they wanted to. I could see Rockstar going super satirical on the American school system. Having some in game Facebook or Twitter or something that's tied to your social standing would be a pretty obvious mechanic.

#5 Posted by joetom (160 posts) -

Man, Mercenaries was one of my favourite games as a kid. I'd play the shit out of a new one. It's a bummer that Pandemic never really found their footing when the consoles changed over. They were the first developer I knew by name.

#6 Posted by joetom (160 posts) -

If it's Witcher 2 with a bigger world and a more dynamic story I'll be pretty happy.

#7 Posted by joetom (160 posts) -

I wish I'd bought Ground Zeros when it was super cheap on Steam. I hope it goes up on sale again before the Holiday Sale ends.

#8 Edited by joetom (160 posts) -

Star Trek

Oh, and people keep saying X-Files. I like that idea.

#9 Posted by joetom (160 posts) -

I'd love to see more of the Diablo 3 approach of having someone read it out loud while you play. Not that I'm opposed to reading, I just like that feature.

#10 Posted by joetom (160 posts) -

I mostly know people who've decided it's super nerdy and below them. I mean, sure, if you're wearing costumes and refuse to break character I could see that being embarrassing. But every experience I've had, it's people hanging out, drinking beer, talking and having fun. HOW PATHETICALLY NERDY OF US