• Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Amazons live action "The Wheel of Time.". on the Off-Topic board

    I liked the spell showcase in the first episode, but I fear they basically blew their budget on it and the series is gonna turn into a Walking Dead thing (first and last episodes of each series are p...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Here's 20 minutes of footage of Elden Ring. on the Elden Ring board

    I found the dichotomoy of how much it was/wasn't Souls very strange. You open with the big open-world with vibrant colors and slightly cartoonish graphic-style, where you ride a magical horse and have...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic How is PlayStation Showcase 2021 on September 9th so far?. on the General Discussion board

    Didn't Elden Ring recently show stuff to the press, so maybe time for a public showing ?

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic What's your idea for a game you could or will never make but wish someone made if they had unlimited budget and time?. on the General Discussion board

    It's a territorial MMO with player-based economy where player progression is inherently tied to taking part in building city communities.Basically, every player has a "home" that can be anything from ...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic What do you want Giant Bomb to be?. on the General Discussion board

    Giantbomb was my source for keeping up on what videogames were coming out and what they were like. As they become less and less that I started visiting less and less. In the glory days this was by fa...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Stray - Cat game from Annapurna Interactive. on the Stray board

    The trailer had me intrigued until they introduced the drone, then I just couldn't stop laughing. A game where you experience a world as a cat is a fun idea, but with the drone it loses all the flavor...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Context and bad reviews. on the Biomutant board

    @bigsocrates: I think if you look at the resurgence of CRPGs it's a good illustration of how expectations change perceptions. Games like Divinity, Tyranny and Pillars of Eternity get raving reviews ev...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Context and bad reviews. on the Biomutant board

    @bigsocrates: I'm not saying it's an excuse, I'm saying it's the lack of context they failed at projecting. They pushed the projection that it's like other major open world titles, so when those alrea...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Context and bad reviews. on the Biomutant board

    Everything I've seen around this game makes me think that the lacking context isn't about target audience, it's about expected production value. The game looks (and is priced) like your typical Far Cr...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Subnautica: Below Zero Impressions?. on the General Discussion board

    I put about 15 hours into the PS4 version and at this point I'm mostly just reminded about how I felt about the first one. Like 90% of all early access games with good fundamental gameplay, it fails ...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Mortal Kombat Movie (2021). on the Mortal Kombat board

    @sethmode said:@therealturk: To be fair to screenwriters, my understanding is that more often than not fuck ups like this come from a producer or someone higher on the production side. Especially whe...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Mortal Kombat Movie (2021). on the Mortal Kombat board

    Yeah, by no means a good movie, but Kano is generally funny and the "fight" between him and Liu Kang is great (even though it's a total non-sense meta joke). The sad part is that when you watch the m...

  • Ares42 posted a message on the post The Dark Side of the Moon.

    There is no God.

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic How do you feel about the whole "keep politics out of my escapism" Should games strive for moderate or unpolitical as possible. on the General Discussion board

    I don't really see any reason why game developers shouldn't just make whatever game they want. When the frontpage of Steam is continuously flooded with visual novel porn games it's sorta hard to argu...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Outriders full game impressions thread: Class matters. on the Outriders board

    Not been following this game at all, is it possible to play it fully solo, or is it a Destiny/Division type game where you eventually get funneled into group content ?

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Taskmaster. on the Off-Topic board

    @finaldasa said:Amazing that in the previous 3 months so many people I know somehow independently found and enjoyed Taskmaster, including myself.It's just Youtube advertisement. Not saying it's not a...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Valheim, anyone else played this yet?. on the Valheim board

    Finally had some time to put some hours into this game, and I'm still not seeing the reason for the hype. Not a bad game by any means, but it's basically a small studios version of Conan Exiles. More ...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Valheim, anyone else played this yet?. on the Valheim board

    @development: I think it just hit perfect timing with the extensive content drought we've had going. Got introduced to it myself a bit before release (through Satisfactory) and it seemed interesting, ...

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Everyone is talking about this reveal trailer. on the Total War: Warhammer III board

    @infantpipoc: If you own Total Warhammer 1 and 2 you gain access to a mode that combines both maps and all the races from both games. Supposedly they're doing the same if you own all three.

  • Ares42 posted a message in the forum topic Everyone is talking about this reveal trailer. on the Total War: Warhammer III board

    I sorta fell off the Total Warhammer train eventually after burning out on doing Siege battles. The combat has a ton of potential, but the constant Sieges you're forced into in campaign remove 90% of...