• brian_ posted a message in the forum topic Sales on games I haven't heard much about. on the General Discussion board

    I played through Arietta of Spirits. It's a little simpler than a Zelda game. There's not much in the way of puzzles in dungeons or the combat. It's very much a "walk to the objective and mash away at...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic Remember when gaming used to be about the art, and not about the money?! No. No I do not.. on the General Discussion board

    Yes. There has always been someone looking to make money off of video games. Undeniable. But when I think about "Remember when video games used to be art?", and what people usually refer to when they ...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic how old were you when you noticed the 2nd controller wasn't plugged in or your sibling noticed. on the General Discussion board

    As an oldest sibling, I don't think I've ever even considered doing this. If someone else wanted to play, usually we'd just take turns passing the controller around.

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic List the next 3 games you plan to beat. Post again when you fail/succeed. Gaming AA.. on the General Discussion board

    I'm currently in "Finish up 2021 games before the end of the year" mode. Right now, I'm focused on SMT V. After that, I think I might pick up Life Is Strange: True Colors, since it's on sale. Not sure...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic how do you "beat" games like Forza 5, is there a credits and end to live service like games?. on the General Discussion board

    I don't play a whole lot of live service games, but generally, once I see credits, I'm done with a game. I almost never go back for post-launch updates, DLC, or online multiplayer. Even for non-servic...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic 2021: year of the replay. on the General Discussion board

    I've got about 30+ games that I've finished on my list of games for 2021, so it's mostly new games for me. I almost never replay games though. I did finish a handful of backlog stuff. Jedi: Fallen Or...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic Why aren't there more games that are as relentlessly pleasant as the Forza Horizon series? There should be.. on the General Discussion board

    Personally, I think a driving festival is pretty grim. Think of the ecological damage. The wasted money. The property damage. Man's continue lack of awareness of it's ruining in service of meeting it...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic What is the deal with Reel Layers?. on the General Discussion board

    I hope Bryan Stills is just Janina with a voice changer.

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic As a broke *** child what was your arcade allotment?. on the General Discussion board

    The only arcade I had when I was a kid was the few machines they had inside of the movie theater or bowling alley. No idea what any of them where. Didn't frequent them enough to remember the names. Th...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic The Wrestling Discussion Thread. on the Wrestling board

    @bigsocrates: Oh yeah. For story reasons, it makes total sense for Hangman to get the win here. 100%. I'm not worried about that. I'm just not sure if someone like Bryan coming in to the company takes...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic The Wrestling Discussion Thread. on the Wrestling board

    @bigsocrates: I don't think Hangman losing ends the story. They can always circle back around to it again later. I mean, I also think having Hangman win is probably the right move for the fans tonight...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic The Wrestling Discussion Thread. on the Wrestling board

    Everyone seems convinced Hangman's winning tonight, but I'm not so sure. Wouldn't surprise me if he gets screwed in order to set up the Omega/Danielson rematch for the belt.

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic I'm happy Unpacking made me cry. on the Unpacking board

    While it did not bring me to tears, I think it is such a fantastically well executed, lovely piece of story-telling through gameplay. It's just so good at conveying what it wants to convey, whether t...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic GTA Remastered pulled from sale for PC. on the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition board

    I've played a little bit of San Andreas on Game Pass on Series S. It seemed fine to me. It did crash once when I was messing around with the garage door.

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic Navigating the Nexus. on the Scarlet Nexus board

    Readability is always a problem with these anime games. With constant powers shooting off and tons of visual flares all over the place, it's hard to see through all of it to actually see what the enem...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic What did you name your driver?. on the Forza Horizon 5 board

    I just picked my real name. I didn't really spend much time looking over the list of names. Also, props to them for letting you pick pronouns. Wish they had more than two voices to choices from thoug...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic Your most favorite anime of 2021?. on the Anime board

    I think the Star Wars Visions stuff was the only anime I watched this year. I'm not a big Star Wars guy, but it's interesting to see that stuff filtered through a Japanese take on Star Wars, by way o...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic Rate the last movie you watched.. on the Off-Topic board

    I just saw Finch, which might be the only movie I've seen all year. It's an apocalypse movie about Tom Hanks, his dog, and his robot buddy, and it hits every beat you'd probably expect that movie to ...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic The Wrestling Discussion Thread. on the Wrestling board

    I really liked the direction that Punk/Kingston stuff went. I don't know if there was a plan at all with it, if they wanted to turn one of them heel, or if they just told those two to just go out the...

  • brian_ posted a message in the forum topic How much do you relate to gamepass paralysis, or emulator syndrome?. on the General Discussion board

    I'm usually pretty good about sticking with something until I've finished it. At least when it comes to current releases. There are a handful of games that I've started and put down that are older ga...