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#1 Edited by Yummylee (22658 posts) -

Of the 11 posted I only played two of them, one of which I greatly disliked. I didn't even make a proper list this year anywhoo to submit and just stuck with a blog. Ah well, it wouldn't have made a difference it seems.

#2 Edited by Yummylee (22658 posts) -

Welp, at least you can say you did it! It sounds like it was quite the challenge (understatement of the first day of the year perhaps), though for me I think it's the extra long stretches of playing the game with no checkpoints that sounds like the worst of it all.

And that first image just what in the. It took me a couple of minutes for my brain to decipher just what in the Hell I was looking at. Kinda looks like The Last of Us: Dead Space Edition.

#3 Posted by Yummylee (22658 posts) -

Hey, thanks for the shoutout! And thanks for bringing some more pages to my attention to dig into and administer a little nip tuck. Really wish there was a 'Random Page' button or something, as it would really help for when I'm in the mood to do a little general wiki fixing. Formatting, removing all instances of second person, ect.

#4 Edited by Yummylee (22658 posts) -
Mostly because they all sort of look like blow-up dolls with their mouths agape like that...
The Evil Within's alternate launch copy boxart is pretty snazzy, too

#5 Posted by Yummylee (22658 posts) -

@theacidskull: Well if you don't happen to think the alien design is scary in any way, then that's certainly a good reason to maybe stay clear. The thing is I didn't think of the alien design being all that scary until I played this game! Least not anymore what with xenomorphs typically functioning as pulse rifle fodder for so many years now. In any case considering you enjoy games like Amnesia (I think I remember you saying that somewhere...), you should at least keep an open mind towards Isolation. Not saying you should buy it this very second, just to maybe keep a look out for a price you may think is worth investing to at least giving it a go.

#6 Edited by Yummylee (22658 posts) -

Dark Souls II is one fine piece of game. It's also the only game on your list that I've played and I don't listen to hip hop (nor complete albums in general really), so it's all I got!

#7 Edited by Yummylee (22658 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

@yummylee said:

@demoskinos said:

@yummylee: I think inquisition is the best dragon age game we will get with Bioware EA. There is zero way they ever go full origins again. That doesn't sell to the mass market. And for what it is I think DA:I is pretty damn fun.

Origins was at least at one point their highest selling game ever and was published by EA. And trying to spin it as ''judge for what it is and not what it isn't'' is kind of moot, as it's not like Inquisition is drastically different from Origins or anything in terms of how it's designed. I judged Inquisition as a story-driven RPG, and I consider it to be a bad story-driven RPG.

I'm not trying to "spin" anything. There are a ton of notable differences between the two games. If you look at that game that came out in what....2009? And then judge it against DA:I you can instantly see how a lot of design philosophy has changed at Bioware. Things like taking healing magic out and lobotomizing the tactics menu are literal game changers in pace and feel. And on the story side yeah, the through-line plot is sort of flimsy and they've pretty much copy/pasted Mass Effect 2's story in a way. Build up an army of super friends and take down the big bad is pretty much how this game presents itself. Haven't actually finished it yet so I'm not sure what twists it takes at the end but to me for my money I think the stuff along the way that it does while ushering you along to the end is the exciting stuff.

I liked hanging out with Sera and learning about her past. Hearing Iron Bull get way to damn excited whenever I engaged High-Dragon's in the party. So yeah, if you were hanging your hopes on the main story arc sure its a disappointment but I think everything else on the periphery is the stuff that is way more exciting about this game.

God fucking damnit, Giant Bomb...

I had posted a fairly lengthy response but the bloody site ate it up... In any case, you're more so referring to the gameplay, not the design. The overall design of the game is largely similar to most BioWare games (edit: though it's a little more linear in terms of story progression), only the environments are bigger and there's an awful lot more side content. Boring and menial side content that is, peppered throughout environments that otherwise don't justify their size. There's also no justifiable reason for why they cut the party AI tactics. All it does cut down on the player's options for playing the game.

Anywhoo this is of course steering a Destiny thread into Inquisition talk, so. I've posted my review which I think encapsulates my thoughts fairly well, so if this discussion is to continue it should likely happen over there. I primarily responded to the other guy bringing up Inquisition because of how ludicrous it is that he considers it to be ''mind meltingly silly'' that basically the staff don't like a game as much as he happens to like it. I also added in my own brief thoughts just to prove some more that, hey, opinions! They differ! My GOTY is Alien: Isolation and that didn't make it either, but whatever. Hell, I've only played one of the games that's on their top ten list at that, so yannoooooooo.

#8 Posted by Yummylee (22658 posts) -

@tuxfool said:

@yummylee: Dude, you're never going to get Origins again.

Again, you make it sound as if Origins is some unattainable myth. And just because I expect more from BioWare shouldn't invalidate any criticisms I may bring up. Feel free to disregard them and continue enjoying a game you enjoy, but simply saying ''you're never going to get Origins again'' isn't particularly productive.

Also by the by, a lot of people have said there couldn't ever be any bigger budget survival horror games, and yet we got Alien: Isolation.

#9 Edited by Yummylee (22658 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

@yummylee: I think inquisition is the best dragon age game we will get with Bioware EA. There is zero way they ever go full origins again. That doesn't sell to the mass market. And for what it is I think DA:I is pretty damn fun.

Origins was at least at one point their highest selling game ever and was published by EA. And trying to spin it as ''judge for what it is and not what it isn't'' is kind of moot, as it's not like Inquisition is drastically different from Origins or anything in terms of how it's designed. I judged Inquisition as a story-driven RPG, and I consider it to be a bad story-driven RPG.

#10 Edited by Yummylee (22658 posts) -

@defaultprophet said:

DAI not being even in the top 10 is riiiiiiiiidiculous. Like absolutely mind meltingly silly.

Also I loved the "We're not shitting on Dragon Age" after....literally shitting on it and continuing to nitpick it after. So dumb.

Was about to say, 'idiotic' seemed a tad aggressive. EDIT: Whoops, I should clarify that I'm referring to how he edited his original post to saying ''mind meltingly silly'' from ''mind meltingly idiotic''. Just in case it looks like I'm actually inferring that he's idiotic...

Also, Inquisition isn't all that (I think it mostly tends to range from mediocre to outright bad), and it was never a game I expected any of the GB staff to champion. Certainly not to the degree of Brad sticking to Destiny.