• Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic Run, Hide, Die. What is the Future of Horror Games Without Combat?. on the General Discussion board

    Run and hide horror games are generally just bad stealth games (in a strictly mechanical sense) with a spooky theme, and bad stealth games always wear thin fast since they ultimately have binary fail ...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic How does everyone feel about Wandavision and the "NEW" idea of a slow burn, streaming without binge. on the General Discussion board

    Regarding the slow burn, weekly release for streaming shows, it makes a lot, and I mean a lot more sense on the business end than the netflix binge. Weekly releases both keeps people subscribed for l...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic What's the Greatest Video Game: Hard West. on the Hard West board

    @imunbeatable80: Yeah I don't think Hard West's gameplay is perfect by any means, but I think it was interesting and perfectly fine for what it was trying to be. I think the shots landing vs not landi...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic What's the Greatest Video Game: Hard West. on the Hard West board

    I think I probably enjoyed it more than you, but it's been, oh, 3 years or so since I played it, so I might not remember everything about it.I remember actually liking the luck system a fair amount, ...

  • Brackstone posted a message on the post The Loudest Assassin - Part 01.

    Vinny trying to do all 3 games in an hour sounds insane but that first level went really well so now I believe.

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic Can you help me make cheap, delicious food?. on the Off-Topic board

    Big vague recipe go!Get yourself some basics for a stir fry. Boil up some cheap dried egg noodles, something like this, or just set aside some old rice from another meal. Those sorts of noodles are ch...

  • Brackstone posted a message on the post Casey Malone's Top 10 Games of 2020.

    I had a similar with Taskmaster. Discovered it a couple years ago and was hooked, told friends about it but they didn't care. This year, they all got into it.It's really the perfect distraction, a gr...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic Sony Announces Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, free 4-player co-op multiplayer add-on coming this fall. on the Ghost of Tsushima board

    @nodima: So I never played the single player, planned on picking it up eventually but I had other games to play. Three folks I regularly play other games with all had it though, and were wanting to di...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic Mad Max is a game whose good open world can't quite compensate for its generic design and story. on the Mad Max board

    I actually really like Mad Max a lot, but it's far from perfect.First, I actually really like the on foot combat. Yes, it's just batman combat, but I had a hard time getting into those games for other...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic Sony failed to stick the landing(also it was kind of a mess). on the PlayStation 5 board

    The entire event unsold me on next gen, at least for several years.It really seems like old, arrogant, PS3 era Sony is back in full force. They have the gall to tell us that the PS5 can only use a Dua...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic Lovecraft Country?. on the General Discussion board

    Episode 1 was great. Pacing was a little off at first, but once they got on the road it was fantastic. Tackling racism in the US is absolutely in the wheelhouse of lovecraft horror, lots of lines to ...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic Gifts of an Ice Cream Maker - What's Your Flavor. on the Off-Topic board

    Ginger ice cream is a good one that's almost guaranteed to work.I'd probably try to make some kind of dark chocolate and candied chili pepper combo.I don't have an ice cream maker, but if I got one, ...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic Halo Infinite Delayed to 2021. on the Halo Infinite board

    I've so conflicted about all this. Delaying the game is the right move for the game, but it's absolutely going to be bad for employees at 343.Similarly, I think it's pretty clear that time and time a...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic Ps4 controllers will not work with Ps5 games. on the General Discussion board

    This is very annoying to me for a couple reasons.First, the new controller doesn't have any new kinds of input except a built in microphone (which I can't see being necessary), so functionally for mos...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic York/Zach Theory (SPOILERS!). on the Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise board

    I'm pretty sure what's going on is that the only trick relevant to the player is York's appearance/name, really only in visual elements. Everyone in game sees Zach, and sees his badge as Zach, hence t...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic Anybody here brave enough to admit that Fifa on Legendary single player difficulty is harder than Dark Souls?. on the General Discussion board

    This all misses the point. There are lots of harder things in video games than Dark Souls. Hell some CoD games on Veteran are harder, I have terrible memories about World at War on Veteran. It's not ...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic How important is the length of a game?. on the General Discussion board

    For me, it's about whether or not the game feels like it's length matches what it's trying to do. Doom 2016 is a game where I felt like the combat encounter never got quite crazy enough. In terms of ...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic What Motivates Vitriolic Responses in Gaming Culture. on the General Discussion board

    Some people start to define themselves by their hobby to an unhealthy degree. It can happen with a lot more than video games, but with the way in which video games grew up alongside the internet, and ...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic Mid-Year Check-Up: Your Game of the Year So far?. on the General Discussion board

    Hunt: Showdown. I know it'd been in early access for ages, and came out on Xbox and PC last august, but since it only hit PS4 this year and that's where I'm playing it, it gets my vote. It's maybe my...

  • Brackstone posted a message in the forum topic The Quest To Find an Online First Person Shooter. on the General Discussion board

    Made this suggestion in another, similar thread, check out Hunt: Showdown. Kinda similar to Tarkov but much more streamlined and set in the spooky haunted old west. You go in with a kit of your choos...