Kain55's forum posts

#1 Posted by Kain55 (103 posts) -

Halo 2 is far and away my favorite game in the series, but that's because the single player of each one has very little impact on my enjoyment of each one. Halo 2 had far and away my favorite maps and gameplay as far as multiplayer is concerned. I played so many thousands of Halo 2 matches that it's ridiculous. I played plenty of Halo 3, Reach, and 4, but none of those come even close, in my opinion, to the masterpiece that is Halo 2 multiplayer. I always felt that equipment in Halo 3 was broken, and so never enjoyed it as much as I perhaps could have.

So while your points about the single player are absolutely true I just can't hold anything against Halo 2.

#2 Edited by Kain55 (103 posts) -

I clearly started playing whilst way too damn tired. My first death came as I wandered directly off a ledge in the tutorial area. I believe I've died about 8 times. Of those, I believe 6 were to falling unceremoniously off cliffs. I'm hoping my play time tonight will involve less exploration of endless abysses. They have not been as fun as you would imagine.

#3 Posted by Kain55 (103 posts) -



Progress: I've played large chunks of both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, but have never actually beaten either. I'm hoping to change that with this one.

#4 Posted by Kain55 (103 posts) -

I got the copy of Mirror's Edge. Thanks a ton duder. You're pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

#5 Posted by Kain55 (103 posts) -

If he had been just making fun of the show itself constantly it would have been better, but most of the time he was insulting the games as well as the people that played them. He made the show demonstrably worse. If Geoff had been the only one hosting it may have been less funny, but it would have actually been informative and interesting. Those interviews actually would have had some substance rather than Joel bringing the whole thing down. He clearly didn't want to be there, and I don't know why he was.

#6 Posted by Kain55 (103 posts) -

As others have said if you feel this way there's probably not much we can do to help you change you mind. Bioshock Infinite is my GOTY pretty easily. I played The Last of Us and I do enjoy it, but I'm not able to love it the way many people do. I wish I could. The world is incredible and the story is incredibly intriguing. The interactions between Joel and Ellie are great as well; however, I found the gameplay to be something I had to trudge through rather than something to be enjoyed. I generally tried to stealth through everything while killing anything that got in my way. The problem with that is that what seemed to trigger enemies spotting you would change on a regular basis. For some reason I could kill an enemy one time fine, but the next doing the exact same thing would alert an enemy that had no business noticing me. Perhaps I was just missing something. The checkpointing also felt a bit off when it came to battle scenarios to me as well. In the end I truly wish I had enjoyed playing the game more because everything around it is some of the best and fully realized world building that's been in any game ever.

By no stretch of the imagination does Bioshock Infinite have amazing gameplay, but I did enjoy playing through the combat scenarios throughout the entire game. The combat was fun if not necessarily great. Very rarely did I feel like I just wanted a fight to be over so I could move on. A few times here and there, but mostly I had fun with it. Especially when I was able to use the skyhook in combat as that was extremely satisfying. Meanwhile, I find the story and world of Infinite to be fascinating. I was enthralled and drawn forward the entire time. I explored every nook and cranny and found every audio log on my first playthrough. I wanted to get every ounce I could out of that world. Then there's Elizabeth. Elizabeth is one of my favorite video game characters of this generation. Ellie and Joel both are too actually. Elizabeth was a character that I truly enjoyed journeying through the game with. She added life to the interactions in the world that I feel few games manage.

Overall, I absolutely understand how people could find deep faults in Bioshock Infinite, and perhaps not enjoy it as much as I did but it really is a fantastic game. The Last of Us was incredible and the amount people love it is certainly understandable. So it that type of game is your preference I suppose it can't be helped. This has gotten rather long winded.

#7 Edited by Kain55 (103 posts) -

Wow this is a brutal round. My three favorite female characters are in it, and a few others that are way up on my list. I went with Tali despite thinking GLaDOS is the best female character this generation. I was confident that GLaDOS would be winning handily, and it would appear that my guess was correct.

#8 Posted by Kain55 (103 posts) -

Great final round. Both fantastic games. Dark Souls is incredibly different, and fun in a way that most games aren't any more. But Mass Effect 2 is easily my favorite game of this generation (well I like Mass Effect 1 more, but 2 is the better game.) I'm glad to see this is such a close vote, but I do hope that Mass Effect takes it in the end.

#9 Posted by Kain55 (103 posts) -

57. What have I been doing with my life this generation? Damn. This counts games I played at least an hour of. I couldn't stand the way Alan Wake played about 10 minutes in so I stopped playing so I didn't count it otherwise, yeah...

#10 Edited by Kain55 (103 posts) -

Wow this was a super hard decision, but Portal 2 is winning handily? That seems insane to me. I love the shit out of Portal 2, but MGS 4 maybe the single most insane and entertaining experience of this generation.