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I think the uneven-ness in this game's graphical polish might have more to do with it being an open world game rather than it inheriting last-gen assets. The island water city area of the game (Altisa) is honestly one of the most impressive things I've ever seen in a videogame, both artistically and technically.

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Another odious performance by Dan Ryckert. I’m sure it’s been said before in the massive amounts of comments preceding me, but while Dan’s “bit” works great in a competitive environment like Mario Party, in the cooperatively turn based setup in this video series it’s not fun to watch and just seems like a lazy way to get a big reaction.

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@vorkosigan91: I agree with most of what you said. Disappointing is a good way to put it. This series as a concept is great, but it is an extremely deep game that requires a certain amount of knowledge of it's mechanics to play that they, unfortunately, just don't have. That aside, Dan acting the way he did is really what was the biggest bummer.

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@fontelroy: Well I disagree! I'm also premium subscriber. I think Dan should stay on the team.

Hmm, you say you've been a member since the beginning. I guess you overrule me. Unless....

Yeah, I was being bombastic and I truly do really like Dan. A lot of my favorite stuff on this site now probably involves Dan. That being said, his contribution to this series in the episode was not enjoyable in any way. He just didn't seem to have any care towards playing with any competency and killed off teammates. I was looking forward to seeing the characters of Alex and Vinny as the series progressed, but, alas, Dan happened. I know playing games for the video purposes of Giant Bomb is a unique thing and so not to expect tournament level play, but based on this and other games (as well as his advice to Drew in Metal Gear Scanlon 5) Dan will just seem to ignore any advanced game systems and mechanics and fail his way through.

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I've been paying for a premium subscription since its inception and I've happily bought numerous shirts. My only request is that Dan is barred from contributing to this series' future episodes if he's going to have such blatant disregard for previous episodes and the work done by his teammates.

I'm only half kidding around. Man... that episode really took the wind out of the sails of this series. Was it stated that they couldn't watch the previous videos in the series?

Also @alex, the game tutorial-izes the placement of the Alien Containment facility. It was not a mistake, and I've been really digging the intro's to these episodes!

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This series actually got me to play the game. I bought it during a steam sale years ago and never really gave it a go. As it turns out, it's great! I'm playing an Enemy Within campaign, just like GBeast crew, and after a few long sessions, I think I'm nearing the end.

Just a heads up, the smoke grenade is meant to be thrown at your own troops. Dan actually buffed the thin man and made him harder to hit. Also, seeing Dan remove the Alien Containment facility while bemoaning the "rookie" mistakes of commanders past was oh so very Dan, especially considering his actions during the mission to follow.

~Edit, since I've now finished watching the video;

I've really enjoyed all the episodes preceding this one, but this one was down right odious watch. I'm truly having a hard time putting into words the amount of negativity I'm currently feeling just from a silly internet video... And I'm a fan of Dan, but this sucked. Dan played horrible and tried to make it funny? I don't know. I'm guess I'm still looking forward to seeing how the others go from here, but I'm not excited to see Dan have another turn.

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I'm curious to know if anyone else has gotten better with audacity thanks to film and 40's and making their own version of a Rifftrax track by combining the podcast with the film's audio track? Anywho, thanks for doin these GBeast! I remember watching this movie a few years ago in college and it was a memorable movie amongst many memorable watchings in the dorm room that year.

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Awesome video, and good to see Will too. Ben's voice cracking and yelling at Will during the kobayashi maru was a highlight!

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@larmer: I think I know where you're coming from here - This is a real brain fryer to think about. However, I think the asymmetry of his face still does account for the tilted view - since we are indeed seeing Jeff's feed the world would appear a bit off angle to us as well. When we see Jeff in the real world you can see that the headset is sitting on him crooked, I'm guessing that is so it is lined up with his eyes. The crooked headset translates to a tilted view for us, the viewer, as well as himself, which is why he brought it up.

It really does get confusing to think about, at one point I was considering if maybe the headset was showing Jeff a view out of 2 "level" eyes and since he's been seeing out of eyes at slightly different heights his whole life that this "leveled" viewpoint would now cause him to perceive things as crooked. But, since we, the viewer, can also see how the world looked a bit off-kilter, I do think it is because he has to wear the headset slightly crooked so it will line up with the geometry of his facial features and not a perception problem.

The one thing that has me thinking is then why hasn't he brought this up before? Since a lot of games have a headset directional alignment reset feature to tell the game that whatever position in your currently in should be your default, maybe the new steam vr launcher doesn't take into account any sort of tilt - I think it is still a beta launcher.