You mentioned XCOM, and that is exactly the game I was thinking of that would benefit immensely from something like this. It's not enough to just let you customise the soldiers you are controlling, I want them to have their own personalities and actually have some team interactions during missions and off-duty. Haven't played XCOM 2 though so I don't know if they've done this in the sequel already.
I remember staying over a friend's place for a gaming night and just ended up playing the first Ultimate Alliance with another friend while the others were playing 99 lives Smash Bros on the Wii. Thought we were almost done but we were only like halfway through. Man that was a great game at the time, can't wait to revisit it!
I was kinda hoping they were going for a anthology series but the final scenes of the last episode heavily implies a continuation of the story. That's not saying I'm not looking forward to it, I would love to see the characters again but creating a whole new set of characters would be much more exciting to me.
Huge props to those child actors, they were extremely well-cast. And my god the music, both score and soundtrack, was great (I can't help but think of MGSV everytime I hear Elegia now).
@whitestripes09: I don't know, I feel like the R-rated movie thing is kinda like a "free pass" thing to take his mind off this traumatic event. The dad was playing the indifferent parent who kinda just doesn't care about anything or at least ignorant about many events around him, and I thought they showed that pretty well throughout the episodes.
About the cliche about the teenagers, I actually thought they took the stereotypes, flipped it and kinda did it quite well. Steve was set up as this bully jock-type but he actually cares a great deal about Nancy and not just there to get in her pants. He finally learns his "friends" are dragging him down and poisoning his relationship with Nancy so he decides to do something about it. Nancy was guilt-ridden over her abandonment of Barbara and decides to hunt the monster to avenge her best friend. I didn't think it was sudden or jarring at all. The only real cliche that doesn't really subvert it that I can see is Jonathon being the loner guy whose one defining hobby is take pictures of people but then again he doesn't end up with the girl in the end.
Man reading about all these Persona comments makes me wish for a Pokemon game but in the style of Persona... You gotta juggle high school in rural not-Japan hunt and battle Shadow Pokemon/Trainers on the weekends all the while uncovering the sinister plots of Team Rocket.
Can WoW be considered an old game? Cause that's currently taking up most of my time after quitting at the end of Wrath of the Lich King. Going through Kalimdor feels new and old at the same time because of the geographical changes from Cataclysm but at the same time visiting each zone felt like coming back to familiar territory. Definitely a weird feeling. Really keen to explore Outland again because that's where I actually got serious into WoW.