• Nicked posted a message in the forum topic Good Horror (Movie) Franchise to Sink My Teeth Into. on the Off-Topic board

    Some people really like the Phantasm series, which I was never able to get into. I love horror, but broadly speaking I've never gotten into serialized horror except for Hellraiser and Poltergeist.I ge...

  • Nicked posted a message in the forum topic Developer Threatens Gabe Newell, Valve Removes Game From Steam [UPDATED]. on the Paranautical Activity board

    That's good that he apologized, though personally I would probably be too vindictive to reverse the action Valve took. It's super unfair of me to critique the guy's grammar, but the apology doesn't r...

  • Nicked posted a message on the post Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf: 10/20/2014.

    @freedo: Fair point!It would have been better for me to say that calling Evil Within 'more cinematic' is meaningless. By which I mean they could have done it in 4:3 and said it was cinematic, or take...

  • Nicked posted a message on the post Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf: 10/20/2014.

    To say that the black bars are cinematic is categorically incorrect on the part of Bethesda.Widescreen format (black bars on movies) was a result of 4:3 TVs not being able to show wider shots. Imagine...

  • Nicked posted a message in the forum topic What do you honestly expect from games journalism?. on the General Discussion board

    Here's what I understand: Some people want less marketing fluff. They want total honesty, but not insofar as that honesty reflects a subjective view about politics (i.e. They want apolitical content)....

  • Nicked posted a message in the forum topic The Evolution of Death in Games. on the General Discussion board

    What I like best about death in Dark Souls is how well it's incorporated into the story. Almost all games have 'Prince of Persia death/fail states': "No, no, no, that's not how it happened". The narra...

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

    Thanks staff for a reasonable and well-articulated response to all this, and thanks mods for doing your best to let both sides be heard.I think 'ethics in games journalism' is kind of a goofy thing to...

  • Nicked posted a message in the forum topic Give Your impressions on The Evil Within.. on the The Evil Within board

    I think it's a borderline AMAZING game that totally drops the ball with its characters and story. Nothing develops, stuff just happens.And although I love the art direction, it feels too much like a m...

  • Nicked posted a message in the forum topic Welcome to Shocktober 2014. on the Halloween board

    Kill List is really, really great.If anyone's looking for more suggestions, I would highly recommend a movie called Resolution. Both Kill List and Resolution cultivate a good sense of dread, without r...

  • Nicked posted a message in the forum topic Games You Think Only You Played. on the Off-Topic board

    Kiloblaster, NightHunter (which, holy shit, apparently Ubisoft made way back in the day), a bunch of Apogee stuff like Crystal Caves or Secret Agent. Also Jill of the Jungle.I'm sure other people pla...

  • Nicked posted a message in the forum topic Rise of the Tomb Raider Now Exclusive to Xbox One. on the Rise of the Tomb Raider board

    Seems like a weird thing when the long-tail sales on the previous game were what helped make it successful. Plus when a game like Ryse (and Forza too, I think?) comes to the PC eventually, it's hard t...

  • Nicked posted a message on the post Quick Look EX: Shadowgate.

    Epor!Really liking the artstyle, and it was cool to see the NES version at the end there. Would be great if there were more videos of developers revisiting their old games with Giant Bomb.

  • Nicked posted a message on the post Quick Look: Light.

    I just watched Johnny Mnemonic a few days ago! I actually do think it holds up in terms of stuff going on with the NSA/Wikileaks/Snowden/journalism in general. It also gets into 'information addiction...

  • Nicked posted a message in the forum topic E3 Feedback. on the E3 2014 board

    Really enjoyed this year's shows!Like others I did think that some segments had too many guests, but mostly because two other Giant Bomb people were often there with Jeff. I think one host and 5 or 6 ...

  • Nicked posted a message in the forum topic Previously On: The Wolf Among Us - "In Sheep's Clothing". on the The Wolf Among Us board

    I loved In A Dark, Dark Room (though The Boo Book was better in my opinion) and I definitely think that's what they're going for with the ribbons.I'm not all the way through this episode, but I feel l...

  • Nicked posted a message on the post Watch Dogs Review.

    I feel like I've heard "the sequel will probably be great" a lot recently--or at least also with respect to Titanfall. It's such a bummer sentiment that probably says a lot about games today. 1) The a...

  • Nicked posted a message on the post Clear Eyes, Full Glass of Water, Can't Lose: 05/23/2014.

    @zevvion said: @demoskinos said: I gotta say I really don't get everyone turning on Dark Souls II. I like it way way more than the first game.Same here. But you know what, they are somewhat different...

  • Nicked posted a message in the forum topic Dark Souls 2 Lore Discussion/Speculation Thread (spoilers). on the Dark Souls II board

    @development: Ah, very interesting. I thought that thing in the middle looked Lordvessel-y, but didn't put it together that (of course) you offer the 4 souls in Dark Souls 1 to open the door. That ma...

  • Nicked posted a message in the forum topic The Matthewmatosis critique video. on the Dark Souls II board

    Didn't watch the whole thing since I'm still trucking through the game, but I think he should put more effort into considering Dark Souls 2 as a response to Dark Souls 1, rather than a traditional seq...