• BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Anyone here going to play this game? How is it?. on the A Plague Tale: Innocence board

    @nutter: It's on sale on Xbox Live right now actually. Half off. I bought it yesterday and I'm about halfway through. I don't really love stealth or horror games but this one has me hooked pretty ha...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Best fuck-around action multiplayer game. on the General Discussion board

    Crackdown 3 is not a great game but for Multiplayer hijinx it definitely works.Forza Horizon 4 is also a great choice, though there is a competitive element against each other (but I think by competi...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic 2019 - Actually one of the best years of gaming (if you like things other than AAA spectacles). on the General Discussion board

    With the proviso that of course I haven't played everything on the list and I DO like AAA games (in addition to indie and smaller stuff)...I don't really agree.It hasn't been a bad year, for sure, an...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Are you kinda glad this year’s holiday lineup is weak?. on the General Discussion board

    No, because I don't suffer from FOMO when it comes to games, especially single-player games (multiplayer is more complicated because you really can miss out.) If a bunch of amazing games come out wh...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Who is right about Super Mario World 2, Jeff or Patrick?. on the Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island board

    @sethmode: It was an aesthetic marvel when it was released, but is much less impressive in 2019. It's kind of similar to the Donkey Kong Country games in that way (I actually think they play very wel...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Not so Outer this World experience.. on the The Outer Worlds board

    @mooseymcman: I agree, but there are a number of options. Personally I'd like to see the game go to another colony. Halcyon was cool and I wouldn't mind revisiting it, but I wasn't desperate to stay...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Not so Outer this World experience.. on the The Outer Worlds board

    @mooseymcman: The head of Xbox Studios said that they see Outer Worlds as a franchise.Take 2 also recently said that it exceeded their expectations for sales and reviews.I suppose it's possible that p...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Not so Outer this World experience.. on the The Outer Worlds board

    @mooseymcman: That was before Outer Worlds' reception though. It's gotten a lot of buzz from the press, which liked it more than you or I did, and it will collect some GOTY buzz (though I doubt will ...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Not so Outer this World experience.. on the The Outer Worlds board

    I have very similar thoughts on the game to yours. I think, however, that a lot of the issues come down to budget. The game screams mid-budget with cut corners to me. They made a functional Fallou...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic How do you feel about D4 being an MMO-lite?. on the Diablo IV board

    I'm not excited by it at all because it is probably a set up for microtransactions and other bullshit. I want my Diablo to be a fun and atmospheric ARPG with a lot of cool equipment and memorable se...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Is the term "Mint Condition" fair game if only referring to the cosmetic condition of something?. on the Off-Topic board

    Definitely not unless it's something that's just supposed to be a display piece.I would make one exception, and that's for degraded battery life on something with an internal battery because it's bas...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Most Overlooked Game in GotY Discussions 2019. on the General Discussion board

    I played Slay the Spire and while I liked it I wouldn't put it near the top of my list, but I understand why it might be there for some. I'm not sure it's the kind of game that any of the GB staff w...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic How are you enjoying yourself?. on the The Outer Worlds board

    @frytup said: I hope it sells and they get to make more,Microsoft bought Obsidian, presumably for them to make more of these types of games, so even if it won't necessarily be with this IP (depending...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Would you be cool if Persona 6 was "just another one of those?". on the Persona board

    I just want them to remake/remaster some of the old games. It's a series that has continuity and crossovers between games but you can't even access a lot of the old stuff unless you have a PS3 (most...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic The Last of Us Part II - Delayed to May 29th. on the The Last of Us Part II board

    This is definitely one game I want them to take their time with and get right. Polish is so important to what makes Naughty Dog games special, so I'd rather wait and get that extra oomph.I wonder if...

  • BigSocrates posted a new blog.
    2007's The Darkness is showing its age and isn't that fun to play anymore.

    I’ve been playing video games for a long time and I’m pretty comfortable playing games from almost any era. While modern games tend to be my favorites (I think Breath of the Wild and God of War 2018 a...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Impossible Lair seems perfectly suited for Breaking Brad. on the Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair board

    I have not played the game but I've read a fair amount about it and am excited for it (I bought it but decided to play the first Yooka-Laylee first.) My only concern with this would be time. A fair ...

  • BigSocrates posted a new blog.
    Sonic Forces is a shoddy, cheap feeling, game whose best aspect is that it is short and easy

    The side scrolling levels look...okay but nothing special, especially for a late 8th generation game. Artistically the game isn't even as good looking as Colors on the Wii. Sonic Forces doesn’t just f...

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