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#1 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

I'll absolutely look up puzzle solutions without reservations or guilt. I just don't have the patience to bang my head against something that I can't figure out after 15 minutes or so. I always start out with the best intentions, telling myself that this time I'll play it honest and won't look up any answers, but I always reach that breaking point where I'm not having fun and I know that if I turn the game off without moving past the puzzle I'm stuck on, I'll never turn it back on. The second it's no longer fun I'm off to Google.

All that said, I tend to avoid puzzle games these days. I know that either I'm entirely too stupid for them or they just aren't my cup of tea. Probably a bit of both. Even though I loved Portal and Portal 2 - and didn't look up solutions for either of those - I only enjoyed, at best, the first half to third of Braid and Fez. So I'm not even going to bother downloading The Witness. Even though I recognize puzzle games can be good exercise for my brain, I mostly want to play games to have fun and unwind, not mentally dickpunch myself for hours on end.

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#2 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

The characters and story were forgettable enough that I don't know what they get by attaching the Dragon's Dogma name to what will likely be a by-the-numbers fantasy anime. I mean, I enjoyed my time with the game, but all I really remember about the experience is: dragon stole my heart, climbing around on big monsters, and a fairly large open world with a whole lot of wasted empty space. Unless Capcom solicited Netflix, fronting all the cash for Netflix to develop and distribute the series because they've got a Dragon's Dogma 2 in the pipeline and they want to generate some buzz, this seems like a really odd choice of license to pursue.

Guess they couldn't afford the Elder Scrolls license - which is a damn shame, because I could see getting into a well-made Elder Scrolls animated series - and felt that Kingdoms of Amalur was just too generic even for them.

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#3 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

Honestly, I don't buy many games at launch, but Metro Exodus was definitely in the running to be one of the few this year that I would. Until this. I understand why developers are moving to Epic, and I hope it works out for them, but I can't support them. I mean, you tell me I can have a phenomenal steak, maybe the best steak I'll ever eat, at a discount price, and the bulk of that money will go directly into the pockets of all the people who did the hard work to bring that steak to my plate, but I have to eat it in the bathroom of a Taco Bell...yeah, I'm gonna pass. I'm just not that hungry.

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#4 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

I think the GB love affair with PUBG is over, since it doesn't sound like anyone really plays it much, if at all, these days. (Jeff seems to have migrated to CoD BOBO.) I mean there was no enthusiasm or even a mild sense of interest/curiosity in the snow map. So, if PUBG on PS4 is pretty much identical to XB1 version, and if nobody in the office really cares about PUBG anymore, I can't imagine there'd be much of a push for doing a Quick Look. Certainly not before the holiday break.

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#5 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

I really hate the Borderlands tone. I mean, I like Borderlands, but find that tone, the 'humor' they try to color everything with to be incredibly grating. It's not funny. It's not clever. I just expected better from Obsidian.

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#6 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

@clush: That's confirmed? Because the posted quote sounds somewhat ambiguous.

If you actually get to keep the games to play whenever you like, that's definitely more impressive and might almost make up for them smearing Fortnite feces all over the place.

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#7 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

So...they're basically talking about a two week free trial of games? Because that doesn't impress me and isn't enough of a motivator to get me to download the launcher, much less choose them over Steam.

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#8 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

I don't think there's any chance that one of the big budget AAA titles will win Game of the Year. It'll end up being something smaller, like Into the Breach, Tetris Effect or Dead Cells.

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#9 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

I doubt I'll be picking it up anytime soon. It looks...underwhelming. All the screenshots and video clips I've seen make it look very last gen, which is disappointing as hell. Even more disappointing to hear that their inspiration this time around seems to be Dark Souls - something I'd definitely be up for - but they completely f'ed it up. It just seems telling that they pushed the thing out the door with no fanfare, releasing it in the middle of the holiday rush where it was destined to get buried and forgotten. At the same time, they probably didn't want to release it early 2019, where it would be more closely compared to heavy hitters like Devil May Cry 5 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Feels like even they know the game is a flop.

Still, I really enjoyed the previous Darksiders games, so I'll eventually give this one a chance. But it'll either be one of those games I buy for $10 or less during a holiday sale or something I play when it's free with Gold/Plus.

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#10 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

Mostly anything with some combination of Vinny, Ryan and Jeff. Deadly Premonition Endurance Runs. Any of the game show Quick Looks. Thursday Night Throwdowns - mostly the Battlefield ones and the Quake one with special guest Bill Cosby. Mars War Logs, MotorBike, Ride to Hell: Retribution...and a bunch of other QLs I'm forgetting in this moment. The helicopter bit of the Ravaged QL. Or, really, any Bombcast prior to Ryan's passing.