• LackingSaint posted a message in the forum topic Episode 3 is out....now? Discussion and Choices (Spoilers). on the Game of Thrones board

    This series has been generally pretty mediocre so far (especially in comparison to the consistently stellar Tales From The Borderlands), but i've got to say this was a really solid episode. There were...

  • LackingSaint posted a message in the forum topic Best games in terms of freedom of choice and consequences. on the General Discussion board

    Fallout: New Vegas is pretty great about this. Not necessarily about huge world-altering decisions, but the quality writing means you absolutely feel like what you're doing is important.

  • LackingSaint posted a message in the forum topic Long-winded monotonous boss fights. on the General Discussion board

    The DJ dude in Alpha Protocol jumps to mind. Love that game, but holy fuck why did they decide to build a game around "Opt for stealth OR combat!" and then throw in a bullet-sponge boss who forces co...

  • LackingSaint posted a message on the post Quick Look: Bloodborne.

    @hollitz: I don't know about "least obscure". Dark Souls definitely had weird stuff like the DLC Entry or the Four Kings Ring thing, but DS2 involves you needing to find Fragrant Branches of Yore, fi...

  • LackingSaint posted a message in the forum topic Episode 2 Discussion (Probable SPOILERS Ahead!). on the Tales from the Borderlands board

    Yeah, this was a bit of a drop in quality from Episode 1; in general I feel like the pacing wasn't as great, with a lot of scenes jumping a little too rapidly from casual humour to serious tension (an...

  • LackingSaint posted a message on the post This Trailer for Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 Is Really Something Else.

    @hotpie: I like the criticism of TotalBiscuit being "vaguely British". WHAT ARE YOU HIDING, TB?!

  • LackingSaint posted a message on the post This Trailer for Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 Is Really Something Else.

    As a game developer myself, I really don't like being snooty about these kinds of things at all because I know how much effort even the "easy" stuff takes to make, but it does kind of bum me out to s...

  • LackingSaint posted a message on the post The Next Episode of Tales from the Borderlands Is Coming Soon.

    @soulibon: Have you played it? It's one of the longest, least broken and (in my opinion) best-written TellTale episodes in years--and that's coming from someone who hates mainline Borderlands writing...

  • LackingSaint posted a message on the post The Next Episode of Tales from the Borderlands Is Coming Soon.

    I kind of don't care, because the first episode was easily the best single piece of content TellTale has ever done. They can Kentucky Route Zero that release schedule all they want if it means the qu...

  • LackingSaint posted a message on the post Quick Look: Pneuma: Breath of Life.

    Oh my god, protagonist, shut up!

  • LackingSaint posted a message in the forum topic Do you have a video game character obsession?. on the General Discussion board

    I'm getting a front row seat for this thread.

  • LackingSaint posted a message in the forum topic Why is there so much hate for Jim Sterling from Destructoid?. on the Off-Topic board

    I think that in the 3 years since this thread was originally posted, Sterling has matured considerably, underplaying the kind of childish "outrageous hyperbolic opinions for comedy" angle for more of...

  • LackingSaint posted a message in the forum topic Oscars using GiantBomb GOTY criteria. on the Off-Topic board

    @hassun: Well I did just give a connection that I think is very strong, in that they're both pretty clear critiques of the mainstream form of their medium. That's a context that even Spec Ops: The Lin...

  • LackingSaint posted a message in the forum topic Oscars using GiantBomb GOTY criteria. on the Off-Topic board

    @hassun said: @lackingsaint: Not even close. There are films which have pretty much the same structure as Spec Ops: The Line.Birdman is nearly completely unrelated. On a shallow surface layer, sure....

  • LackingSaint posted a message in the forum topic Oscars using GiantBomb GOTY criteria. on the Off-Topic board

    Is Spec Ops: The Line the Birdman of games?

  • LackingSaint posted a message in the forum topic Have you seen Citizen Kane?. on the Off-Topic board

    Yeah I saw it when I was about 16, really loved it. Have watched it a few times since, still one of my favourite movies (number 15 to be exact!).The historical significance and technical innovation is...

  • LackingSaint posted a message on the post Quick Look: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D.

    @echoes83 said: "If you play it right..." That's a red flag right there, a game shouldn't require a specific play style, order or whatnot to be enjoyable.Eh, that's a blanket statement I really can't...

  • LackingSaint posted a message on the post The Order: 1886 Review.

    Why did they make a fuss about how important story is to them, when most of the dialogue is an almost complete copy of every other piece of back-and-forth in cover-based shooters?

  • LackingSaint posted a message in the forum topic Which game should I finish next in my back catalog?. on the General Discussion board

    Fallout: New Vegas, Psychonauts, BioShocks 1 & 2, System Shock 2, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, The Banner Saga, Fire Emblem: Awakening and Deus Ex: Human Revolution are all utterly fantastic games, and i'...

  • LackingSaint posted a message in the forum topic Why aren't female character options good representations?. on the General Discussion board

    I must admit that of all feminist criticisms, the "Mr Man Trope" is the one that threw me off the most at first. Surely it's an implicit acceptance of patriarchal values to imply that female character...