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I loved Doom 2016 and I've been looking forward to this.

Then I read all these comments and got a little discouraged. I'm not sure I'm into the idea of weak points, platforming, and limited ammo.

But then I listened to the soundtrack and I am absolutely back on board. Mick Gordon's special brand of aural violence has me itching to rip and tear, regardless of whatever other flaws the game might have.

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If I'm not in a hurry, I tend to split two Oreos, combine the frosted sides into a sort of homemade "double-stuff," and then typically eat that in one bite. I've done this with every variety of Oreo (double-stuff, mega-stuff, etc) for as long as I can remember.

I'm not as fat as you might think.

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I feel like I'm generally well-informed enough that I don't end up being disappointed by too many games. I've never played most of the games listed here so far, and if I did, I bought them dirt cheap and set my expectations accordingly. No disappointment that way - just the chance to be pleasantly surprised.

But the NBA talk got me thinking about the NCAA Football franchise and how much it bums me out that legal/licensing problems have basically killed those games. I still enjoy firing up the most recent (2014, I think?) entry on my 360 and playing a few more games in my ongoing dynasty. What I wouldn't give for a new, updated version. Or even backward-compatibility for the games I have...

So...can the absence of a game count as my disappointment of the decade?

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@nutter: I may have to give The Night Come For Us another shot. On paper, it should be right up my alley. It's possible that I just wasn't in the right mood for it on the day that I watched it.

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I found The Night Comes For Us to be wildly overrated. The fights were so drawn out and over the top that I actually found myself getting bored.

I did like Triple Threat though, and in general, I find that Scott Adkins makes a pretty good B-tier martial arts movie. I also liked Brawl in Cell Block 99, which, if memory serves was a recommendation that came up on the forums here. I'm not sure if it's "martial arts" in the classic sense, but I enjoyed the (extremely violent) fight scenes.

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Thanks for putting this together! It's nice to see it all in one place.

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@lase said:

ALSO: Metro Exodus wasn't my favorite, but hearing Alex rag on it...is frustrating.

Regarding Sekiro, it's a bit annoying to hear derisions...

Every now and then the crew is really dismissive of a game that I enjoyed, and it sucks. Hearing them trash mechanics that they don't understand, story that they didn't pay attention to, and good characters that they didn't like is extremely frustrating. They make sweeping generalizations about things that, quite frankly, they're not even in a position to discuss given the limited time they've spent with a game.

It also calls into question all the other games they've dismissed and/or trashed in the past that I haven't tried for myself. Were they really that bad, or were Jeff, Brad, etc just being their usual hyperbolic selves?

In the context of these yearly recaps and moving away from the traditional awards/deliberations, if the goal is to reduce negativity in the discussions, then why bring the game up at all if they're just going to talk shit? Like the old adage, "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

With that in mind, I'll just say that I like the artwork for the podcast and staff top 10 thumbnails. Regarding literally every other piece of GOTY content...I'll keep my thoughts to myself.

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The game that got me started on strategy games 2+ decades ago was Master of Orion II. I'm a little hesitant to suggest something so dated, but it holds a special place in my heart and I still remember it fondly. It has been years since I've played it, and I'm honestly not sure how it holds up, but the Steam reviews appear to indicate that it is still outstanding. It's currently $6 in case you don't want to spent too much money to experiment with the genre.

For something more modern, I'll echo some of the earlier suggestions. For 4X/empire building, Civ 5 (or 6) is great. For turn-based combat/tactics, it's tough to beat XCOM 2 War of the Chosen.