It's so easy forgetting about all the good points Brad made about Destiny when you disagree with what he's saying. Sometimes I wonder if I'm in a giant bomb thread or on a Fox News set.
It's the same shit every year since I was cast in the role of GOTY heel. Just a ton of confirmation bias, selective omission, bellyaching and good old snark from people who want to blame someone for picks they don't agree with, even though the same scenarios apply to most other people on staff at one point or another (as pointed out several times in the thread).
I've always wondered if you guys read forum threads like these, which are full of snarky and in some cases: outright hateful comments. They can get very ugly so I hoped you didn't. :(
Regarding the arguments you made, I agree with some here that you could've made a much stronger case for Destiny. You mentioned that its combat is good but you never really got into the reasons for it and how it informs your enjoyment of the game. And I say that as a Destiny apologist myself. Personally, I always enjoyed the combat puzzle nature of the Halo games and Destiny felt just like that, but with even more challenges and possible solutions. I would've liked to hear more about why you enjoyed the game so much. And talk more about the game's strengths rather than just try to deflect arguments about its weaknesses.
Anyway, it made for an entertaining listen and I hope threads like these don't deter you guys from having such passionate arguments in the future. I don't want you guys to just agree with each other meekly. This isn't Cspan damn it! It's GB's GOTY - blood must be spilled!
I am looking for some information on how the game runs on mid-range PCs, with specs around the official "Recommended" range? I have an i7-4k series with a Geforce 760 (which is fairly close to the 660 they recommend); so while I'm sure I would be able to run it, I don't know how well. 1080p with 45-50fps on mid-settings is what I would be happy with but I don't know if my specs can pull that off.
I have a PS4 as well so I'm not sure which platform to go for. Thanks in advance for any help duders!
Space Marine, the Harry Potter and James Bond series (for obvious reasons) and a few old Rare games like Perfect Dark & Conkers have a lot of British VO. Ryan and Vinny really knew how to take the mickey out of such games (Shhapyce Muhreens?)
All Codemaster games have British VO too but it's mostly for the menus, tutorials and race commentary only so I'm not sure they count? Before the Fable series, most of the old Bullfrog games, like Black & White, Dungeon Keeper had British VO but again, those games didn't have much voice work anyway.
The last moment in Infamous 2, when you're first told to hold R1, R2, L1 and L2 (basically forcing the player to clutch on to the controller as tightly as possible) and then told to 'let go', is still one of favorite bits of controller-to-game interactions. On-the-nose but effective! And it's a moment that's a bit unique to games because of the way it involves the player.
It's somewhat misplaced in a game with such wanton destruction but it still had emotional impact. Before the last half-hour of the game, I was certain I wanted to replay the whole storyline to see the other/evil side (as a sidenote, it's one of the reasons I hate the absolute light/dark side moral choices in games).
But after that ending, I didn't want to. It was just so well executed that I didn't want to spoil my experience for the sake of completion. I played a bit more Infamous 2 after that ending but story-wise, I was done. I thought it was the perfect epitaph to Cole's troubled life and if they ever make another Infamous, it had to be with a new character.