• The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic Well-regarded 2014 games that disappointed you. on the General Discussion board

    I wasn't even looking forward to it, but even then I found Evil Within disappointing. What a heap of garbage.Pretty much every game this year that's been high profile/high budget has been creatively ...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic Are games better at telling stories?. on the General Discussion board

    This is an unanswerable question. Are movies better at telling stories than books? What about songs? Nobody can say definitively.They all have their strengths and weaknesses and are better at doing ce...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic Games you replay periodically. on the General Discussion board

    It's a pretty short and focused list, Fallout 1, Baldur's Gate 1, at least once a year, although I'll often start and play halfway through then give up and restart a few months later. I just really l...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic Games with Satisfying endings! *Possible spoliers... maybe?*. on the General Discussion board

    Personally I've always felt that if you're looking to a game's ending for satisfaction, you're doing it wrong. The satisfaction comes from the journey itself, it's the whole point of the whole 'intera...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic Why are games broken?. on the General Discussion board

    There's a really really REALLY long answer, and there's a short answer.The short answer is because video games are HARD FUCKING WORK.For programmers in the field, it's one of the most demanding jobs y...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic How long have you been unemployed?. on the Off-Topic board

    My advice in the current economic climate is try to stay as far away from the menial minimum wage applications as possible, I've found that there is more competition for them than there was for much b...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic What are the most divisive games of all time?. on the General Discussion board

    Bioforge.

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic What game would you like to see rebooted/remastered?. on the General Discussion board

    @stonyman65 said: @the_a_drain said: @stonyman65: He owns the IP but not the rights to Wasteland 1. EA still own those and he'd have to negotiate that with them. It's not impossible, but they'd hav...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic Influential, Though Unknown, Individuals. on the Off-Topic board

    Influential personally?Well, I'm alive right now because of two of the people I was fortunate enough to have met and become friends with in my life, one of whom is very sadly no longer with us. I owe ...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic What game would you like to see rebooted/remastered?. on the General Discussion board

    @stonyman65: He owns the IP but not the rights to Wasteland 1. EA still own those and he'd have to negotiate that with them. It's not impossible, but they'd have to be involved. They approved a GoG r...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic What is the most "rare" game-related item you own? . on the General Discussion board

    I have a few bits and pieces like big-box PC versions of Planescape Torment and Baldur's Gate 2, a ton of early Xbox 360 memorabilia (although none of those faceplates, I chucked them like everyone e...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic Getting Angry About Videogame Reviews. on the General Discussion board

    @spraynardtatum said: @playastation said: @spraynardtatum: Yup I agree.The part where it gets weird is when people get angry that all reviews need to be objective, and that reviewers are biased. Re...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic What game would you like to see rebooted/remastered?. on the General Discussion board

    I don't need reboots, and remasters are patchy at best a lot of the time.You know what I do want though? A reliable, hassle-free way to make a huge bundle of old-ass games play in a window, I'd be mor...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic When were you last on a justified hype train?. on the General Discussion board

    I don't think hype trains are ever justified, it's just allowing yourself to get so excited for something that it can't ever live up to those expectations.That said, I got so excited for Grand Theft A...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic Hi, My Name is Drew, and I'm Eating Taco Bell Every Day. UPDATED Nov 4. on the Off-Topic board

    I'm utterly captivated to be honest. This is hilarious. If he wins a PS4, that's freakin' awesome, if he doesn't, oh wells, laughs were had and only a few dollars were wasted overall, none of which we...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic Open World Genre "Sub-classes"?. on the General Discussion board

    @tobbrobb: Someone asked me exactly that the other day, in regards to Resident Evil. I didn't have an answer at the time but I'd lean more towards calling them non-linear simply because the openness ...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic Marvel Phase 3 Films Annoucement. on the Off-Topic board

    "Thanos is coming"Ohhhhhhhh yes.Also, I'm hearing a lot of people whining about 'saturating the market' but yo, see the ones you want to see and ignore the rest, it's not hard. And tbh, every style of...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic What are you listening to duders?. on the Off-Topic board

    A lot of Sabaton who I didn't know existed about a month ago, now I'm going to see them in December.

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic Open World Genre "Sub-classes"?. on the General Discussion board

    Likewise I've never considered open-world a genre, it's just a feature. And one of my pet peeves in recent years has been the idea that it's an automatic positive, which is bonkers to me as I usually ...

  • The_A_Drain posted a message in the forum topic What annoys you about games?. on the General Discussion board

    How I feel like games haven't meaningfully evolved since like 2004. If anything we've taken a step backwards in terms of game design thanks to this all encompassing philosophy that embraces the idea ...