Discovered this game when it came out and it's a gem. Glad to see it getting some love. Wasn't as enamored with the developer's follow-up unfortunately. I also got heavy The Dig vibes while playing it and rebuilding an alien skeleton only furthered it.
Just wanna say that the NHL did bubbles in the summer in Toronto and Edmonton and had no players test positive for COVID during the playoffs. Not really fair to lump them in with the MLB and NFL. They were as successful as the NBA. Gotta stick up for my hockey.
I'm probably wrong, but it feels like Fire Escape is a dig at all 3 of them escaping CBS interactive in the past year or two. I'm probably wrong and the actual explanation is much less ... incendiary.
I only scanned through some of this, but I really appreciated Mike and Mary's impassioned and detailed explanation of why HL Alyx is so special to Dan who kind of brushed it off to that point. I feel like it's the sort of thing we've been missing at GB since Austin left.
I had a lot of fun with this game, but never quite got comfortable with the controls between the two styles. It's a hard thing to balance making a platformer that also requires you to use the mouse quite often and I'm not sure they nailed it, but I enjoyed everything else enough to get past it.
I never buy more expensive versions of games but I'm almost certainly going to buy the gold edition because I have that much faith in the game and that I will want every piece of content for it. I put 300+ hours into Hitman 2016 and cannot wait for more. Was rather hoping for an E3 announcement that it was episodic with episode 1 being available that week, but oh well.
Conviction and to a lesser extent Double Agent are the only really bad Splinter Cell games. I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Blacklist, so if it's anything like that then I'm very excited.
Chaos Theory is still one of the best stealth games ever made.
I just keep coming back to how fucked up it would be if I was 8 or 9 and saw Spider-man crying and pleading not to die before turning to ash in Iron Man's arms. That's some scarring shit. As mentioned above, there's some pretty dark imagery in the movie for what is essentially a kids film. Nebula's torture was pretty gnarly. I like that they kept all the original Avengers alive to give them one last hurrah in the next movie before moving on to the next cycle. You just know Ant-Man and that quantum realm stuff will come into play. Obviously they're going to undo the ending of this film, but it was still refreshing to see the bad guy win and I'm excited to see exactly how they undo it.