I've tried to stay away from this topic as much as possible and haven't commented on it anywhere, but I just wanted say that this was a great write-up. I will continue to ignore assholes and just enjoy my games and this site.
I just played through Dungeons & Dragons : Chronicles of Mystara and enjoyed that as much as you can enjoy a brawler these days. It was a nice breather from the stress of Alien : Isolation for an hour.
@brandondryrock: I'm guessing you know about the hint system? cause I didn't for half the game. Whenever a bunch of the same words pop up (like the crow or oil lamp), stand still and turn around until they melt into one word in the middle of the screen. That's the direction the item is in. Then hold the A button(or left mouse button) to see exactly where the item is.