Yummylee's forum posts

#1 Posted by Yummylee (21249 posts) -

I disagree that Giant Bomb should steer completely clear of any and all social issues within video games. However I do feel that such conversations can sometimes drown out everything else. You've got entire game boards that barely get any discussion, yet as soon as sexism is brought up then the forums are on fire with comments and thread views.

The perfect example would be Patrick's Worth Reading feature. So many articles and videos to inspire discussion, and yet should there be a social issue article amongst the lot then that's basically all 9/10 people will be talking about.

#2 Posted by Yummylee (21249 posts) -

@humanity said:

@yummylee said:

@humanity said:

@mooseymcman: Well everyone is entitled to their own opinions and enjoyment obviously. I did not enjoy playing the game half as much as I enjoyed unraveling the story and I think objectively the gameplay mechanics just weren't that great. For a game of such scope it felt strange how half baked a lot of it was.

Stating that the gameplay mechanics objectively weren't that great is ridiculous.

It's only ridiculous if you're one of those people that can't understand how an objective analysis would work. But were not here to discuss the finer point of the English language obviously!

Don't patronise me. I know what you're saying; you're pushing your opinion that The Last of Us' gameplay is''half-baked'' and ''not that great'' as objective fact, which is--again--ridiculous, and not to mention an oxymoron.

#3 Posted by Yummylee (21249 posts) -

@zella said:

I would argue it is a possible Game of the Generation because it represents so many of the big trends of the generation. Third Person shooter, cinematic action sequences, zombies( "infected" but those dudes be zombies), tacked on multiplayer, stealth mechanics in a non-stealth game, crafting, Nolan North and Troy Baker. I find it really paints a strong picture of the last generation.

The multiplayer was most certainly not ''tacked on'', nor is the stealth as you seem to be implying.

Anywhoo, The Last of Us isn't my favourite game of the generation, but it's certainly up there. It works for me because it perfectly blends its survival-orientated and improvisation-heavy gameplay with its desperate, downtrodden story; the shooting feels powerful, the melee feels blunt and painful, and the stealth could have me holding my breath at times it was that intense.

The story, while on paper seems somewhat basic, is character driven by two of the better characters of the previous generation, particularly Ellie. While the plot is mostly straightforward up until the end, the flawless performances go a long way in making the characters seem relatable and human, which is still currently a rarity for video games even as the quality of character writing improves.

#4 Posted by Yummylee (21249 posts) -

Being able to acquire top tier gear with one character to then give to a starting alt seems like it would go against a lot of how these games are designed. Plus, you can always respec your character for NG+ so you're then playing the game again with all of your accumulated gear, and now with a new build.

#5 Posted by Yummylee (21249 posts) -

Strategy as in... real time strategy, or tactics games like XCOM?

#6 Posted by Yummylee (21249 posts) -

@humanity said:

@mooseymcman: Well everyone is entitled to their own opinions and enjoyment obviously. I did not enjoy playing the game half as much as I enjoyed unraveling the story and I think objectively the gameplay mechanics just weren't that great. For a game of such scope it felt strange how half baked a lot of it was.

Stating that the gameplay mechanics objectively weren't that great is ridiculous.

#7 Posted by Yummylee (21249 posts) -

That's a shame. I still want to buy its PS4 port one day and save another playthrough for that version, but not for full price. I at least didn't buy the full season pass (but did buy Left Behind), so when I do get it there'll at least technically be some new content awaiting me.

#8 Edited by Yummylee (21249 posts) -

A lot of Uncharted 2 mentions I see! x) I think that and BioShock may be the most recurring games from a quick glance over; sure someone could do the math and serve up some hot, raw data to compile how often each game on there is mentioned.

I'm already set on my own top 5 anywhoo. I seem to recall a thread where we'd list our top ten, and while there's sure to be a cycle of odd change ups depending on the day for the upper half (and maybe the overall ordering), I feel confident that my top 5 at least are relatively consistent in their placements.

  1. Red Dead Redemption
  2. Dragon Age: Origins
  3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  4. The Last of Us
  5. Gears of War 3
#9 Posted by Yummylee (21249 posts) -

Do you know how hard it is to get a dragon' tooth in today's age?

Eh, just use bonfire ascetics at the Dragon Aerie and you'll soon have enough dragon teeth to fill a maw!..

#10 Edited by Yummylee (21249 posts) -

Maybe, when it's cheaper. I never played much of the original, but it still holds a place in my childhood purely for the opening tutorial sequences. It had a distinctive and foreboding atmosphere that's still stuck with me since.