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#1 Posted by ShaggE (6451 posts) -

Mario Party 2: The Squeakquel.

#2 Edited by ShaggE (6451 posts) -

Dead Space 3. I adored DS2, and eventually came around on DS1, but no matter how hard I try, I cannot stay interested in 3. For a turn towards "fast paced action", everything feels painfully slow and needlessly drawn out. The "optional missions" aren't very optional if you, like me, are in any way an item/upgrade fiend, which draws everything out even more. Even the fun of shooting Necromorphs is diminished by having them go into rage mode every single time right off the bat. So it's just pure "Good god, let this be done already" tedium.

It's a damn shame, too, as the game isn't actually "bad". In fact, numerous parts are quite good. I just wish they could have kept the pace of the second game and not completely ditched the pretense of horror. It was never an especially scary franchise, but the atmosphere was fantastic. I keep coming back, though, in hopes of one day finishing it. I simply must fight a moon firsthand.

#3 Posted by ShaggE (6451 posts) -

@shagge: You really think that'll work? If I'm getting angry, I'm not going to be in the mood to come up with funny insults.

Your mileage may vary of course, but it works like a charm for me. If that doesn't work, perhaps try picturing Vinny saying the insults. After all, recent studies have shown that it's largely impossible to be angry or sad in proximity to Vinny.

#4 Posted by ShaggE (6451 posts) -

What I do is come up with increasingly drawn-out and absurd insults to yell at the game (and by "yell" I mean mutter or even just internal monologue) when I start getting angry. It's cathartic, and it keeps me too busy and amused to actually rage.

"You dyspeptic taco truck of a game! I will draw your fucking face on a piece of paper and lick it until we both get uncomfortable!"

Sooner or later, I'm so busy working on the next insult that reflex kicks in and I start hitting the elusive "zone". Either that or I just say "Okay, fuck that." and move on. Either way, rage averted.

#5 Posted by ShaggE (6451 posts) -

My god, so many straw men in this thread. OP, arguing doesn't work like that. You don't just pretend that the other person said something that they didn't say, and then respond to the thing you're pretending they said.

#6 Posted by ShaggE (6451 posts) -

Watch Dogs has some stuff like that throughout.

#7 Posted by ShaggE (6451 posts) -

Oh god... I'm not good under pressure... umm... ummm... Halo!


I blewed it. :(

#8 Edited by ShaggE (6451 posts) -

Thank you, based Hiruko!

Thank you very much, Mr. Hiruko! For doing the jobs nobody wants to!

Edit: Any chance that Hiruko could be given a lifetime subscription for his heroic deeds here today? Maybe Patrick could do an interview with him.

#9 Posted by ShaggE (6451 posts) -

WAAAGH! OKAY, I WON'T, GODDAMN! *throws away prototype, hyperventilates in terror*

... Oh, in the game. And nearly four years ago. Well, shit.

#10 Edited by ShaggE (6451 posts) -

Blood 3.

MDK 3.

A new Neverhood game, preferably in the adventure genre. Skullmonkeys was cool, but it didn't have that same somethin' somethin' as the original.

DJ Hero 3.

Hugo's House of Horrors 4: Nitemare 3D 2 (I kid, but I'd seriously flip my shit)