Lysergica33's forum posts

#1 Posted by Lysergica33 (591 posts) -

2nding Ecco, Journey and Fez. The whole second half of Journey from the Underwater part and onwards is a real emotional shitstorm for me... Every single time. The bit where you have to stealth past the machines... Eurgh.

And Ecco gave me a fear of open water I've never shaken, and probably never will.

#2 Posted by Lysergica33 (591 posts) -

No? Okay then.

#4 Edited by Lysergica33 (591 posts) -

Yeah, I'm tired of open world games too. They seem inherently more of a meandering form, made to squeeze hours out of the player. As I get older, my time is increasingly precious. I will play large games if they are dense and packed full of worthy content (Souls, for instance, or Witcher 2 since it was free of the meandering open world bullshit,) but I'm not going to spend 60 hours travelling between side quests. Fuck your plain ass farm fields and woods.

#5 Posted by Lysergica33 (591 posts) -

Possibly. The creative minds behind this are some of the people that I think are responsible for my perceived downfall of the FF franchise... So... Eh.. Maybe? Cautious optimism.

#6 Edited by Lysergica33 (591 posts) -

Have you played Dark Souls 1 since the time of writing? DS2 is good but the first is a vastly superior game in a meta sense of being more cohesive; all the disparate elements that make up a video game are far more unified and it's generally the fairer game.

#7 Posted by Lysergica33 (591 posts) -

I miss Witcher 2's tighter narrative experience. Skyrim influenced all these games to add garbage MMO style side content. Like you activate quick travel, really is this FF14. Im getting nothing out of this open world busywork they added. And yeah Witcher games always had that kind of side stuff but they're mandated more of that into the main quest line. If Im playing nothing but the main questline, there shouldnt be all these "go kill some wolves then I'll give you info" shit happening.

I absolutely agree with this so far. Still a fantastic game, but I think the open world nature of it hurts it overall. But then, I also don't think there are many open world games whose open worlds are truly justified and well done.

#8 Posted by Lysergica33 (591 posts) -

Symptomatic of a larger issue. Not the cause. But yeah, I agree with the gist.

#9 Edited by Lysergica33 (591 posts) -

You get out of it what you put in.

#10 Posted by Lysergica33 (591 posts) -

Nothing is sacred anymore, eh?