I've been playing exclusively solo till now, HR52, but this group hunt thing seems so fun. Actually thinking about getting Ps+, and oh god, interacting with people online in a video game just for this.
I feel like any of Takeshi Kitano's movies could go there. Hana-Bi and A scene at the sea are just as melancholic and beautiful as Sonatine, although that one is my favorite.
Going a bit more urban and grungier, Pornostar, a hard one to google, from 1998 dealt with problematic youth and low rank yakuza. It's not talked about but i really liked it.
Lastly, Takashi Miike can be a bit controversial, some of his stuff can be really nasty, but the second movie Dead or Alive trilogy is an oddball work even in the trilogy it belongs to. It's heartfelt, charming, corny and violent.
Now I think i kinda missed the point of thread by recommending something from 1998 and 2000, but i think they're worth checking out, and they do have some of the feel of movies taking place in that timeframe.
I think i was right about Brink. The moment i saw the trailer and read the concept,i just thought it seemed pretty lame. I remember everyone was pretty hyped about it.
I was absolutely wrong about Binary Domain. I thought it was going to be just a generic TPS with a shoehorned command gimmick and annoying NPCs that don't do what you tell them, but it was a pretty fun game.
Honestly, I guess i was just a negative nancy till a few months ago, trying to get better.
Just wanted to jump in to also give high praise to the game. After watching that Austin stream, even though i never any played deckbuilding games, i couldn't stop thinking about it. Having a build "click" is a great feeling.
The first time i completed it was with an Ironclad with a block build, and after a few turns, i just couldn't stop. Killed the last boss with a 110 damage attack. Actually laughed at the absurdly overkill move i did to kill this dude that a just few turns ago i was scared of. Second one was with the Silent, becoming an elephant's foot of toxicity and poisoning everything that looked at me.