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@captubaplayer: I make it 39.32
Hey everybody, Merry GOTY, just want to shout out the soundtrack to Heaven's Vault this year if anyone's looking for some good music. The game seemed pretty decent (i didn't play it unfortunately) but oh my god the music is beautiful. You should buy it.
@adamkerr: Yah I agree the fandom for this particular game is reaching some sort of zenith that seems bizarre. Today I saw someone put up a fan film for Death Stranding, and the game isn't even out, no one even knows details about the world or plot - what is this movie based on? It's weird.
That's pretty funny. Who knows, maybe we'll all prefer the film?
@humanity: Aye, you make fair points. I think the main difference is that Gears of War has never tried to portray itself as anything other than a schlocky sci-fi popcorn blockbuster. Kojima wants me to think he's got something profound to say, when in actual fact he's making a schlocky sci-fi popcorn blockbuster.
Also, I should make clear that I don't think the Metal Gears are bad games: they're sometimes excellent. This isn't about me disliking them, or him. It's the hero worship around him, which I think he encourages, that I find so weird.
@humanity: you make a good point but I think maybe the more accurate question is why people like Kojima SO MUCH?
The guy's got such a fanboyish following that I for one just find completely at odds with the high school philosophy that Kojima writes. I actually think the undue praise that he gets is a sign of the games industry's lack of competent story telling as a whole. The story of Metal Gear is just objectively awful. Like, remarkably bad. Don't get me wrong, there are some incredible moments in there. MGSV is an incredible stealth game, one of the very best, if you ignore the Metal Gear stuff, the weight of this huge retconned maze of nonsense.
Kojima for me is what would happen if there was a social experiment in which the whole world agreed to convince Michael Bay that he was a genius.
"No really, Michael, that is so deep. Why don't you make a ten hour movie describing your insight into love, war, and nanomachines? Those who have an issue with your obvious sexism will be ashamed of their words and deeds".
God I love control so much. I'll be so irrationally happy if it's GB GOTY this year, I haven't backed the right horse since Hitman in 2016. Breath of the Wild and Red Dead 2 were my picks the last two years.
Finished Control a couple of days ago and seriously considered replaying it straight away, haven't done that in so long.
Well said. X
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