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I don't feel that Shadow of the Tomb Raider had any merit coming up in Most Disappointing. I'm pretty deep into it now and it is in no way a bad game. I think the worst that can be said for it is that it may not quite live up to its predecessor, but even that is highly debatable. Compared to the last two games, SotTR has tipped the scales away from combat in favor of exploration/puzzle solving, and I think that's a change for the better. The graphics are amazing, the gameplay is largely the same with an increased emphasis on collecting items from the environment/crafting. One thing I really appreciated was the treatment of the native tribal people of Peru. In a lot of games they would have given them some shitty accent in English, but all the dialog here is spoken in their native tongue even from side mission NPC's. There's a lot of it too as this is a big section of the overall game. This game has made me feel things that other games in the series have not. At one point you are exploring an underground sacrificial chamber and literally crawling on your belly through human viscera. I was squirming in my chair. Anyway, glad it was rightfully dismissed from that list promptly.

Also, RDR2 fans are the Witcher 3 fans of 2018. They can not and will not hear any criticism of their beloved.

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@onemanarmyy@saddlebrown To me, what you guys (and by extension, Brad) are describing isn't style. And it definitely isn't styyyyyyyyle. It's game developers competent in their craft doing their thing. I feel like the criteria is now all over the place and some refocusing is in order at the least.

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After this year's deliberations, Best Styyyyyyyyyyyyle needs to get axed. It's always been sort of a nebulous category, but never moreso than this year I feel. Arguing hard for RDR2 in this category is just baffling. It's not at all a stylish game, neither in its look nor gameplay. I really thought this was Dragon Ball FighterZ category to lose; that game is absolutely dripping with style but they don't seem to get it. When I think of stylish games of the past, I think of Cuphead, Journey, JSRF, Vanquish, Hotline Miami, etc. Not something slavishly devoted to its pseudo realism.

Also, Ben, Jeff and Jason not realizing that the chibi fighters in the online mode is not specific to DBF, but rather has been a thing for all ArcSys games for a while now. And you call yourselves scientists...

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Chemistry club is the best club in any high school. Everyone knows this. I can make bombs. What are you gonna do? Twirl your pom-poms around? Pfft.

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I think this is the first time I've ever heard Bianca speak. She seems absolutely delightful.

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Super Mario Sunshine stole their sun logo from Rakugakids. Another point in the "Super Mario Sunshine sucks" argument.

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I'm surprised Alex admitted to the possibility of playing drums on stream again so soon after Extra Life.

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@unrealdp: I have no idea what you're talking about. You must be the chosen one. All hail UnrealDP!

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Would be much more interested in a PS2 Classic

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@redhotchilimist: When talking about Smash, I think it should be compared to other Smash titles and not to fighting games. While all the content you listed is impressive, the comparison to SFV is meaningless. As recent as this year's E3, no one was even sure if it was an actual new game or just getting the MK 8 Deluxe treatment. And it very clearly is a product with Smash 4 as its base, and then added on to it to make Smash Ultimate, so it's disingenuous to treat it like a brand new game. SFV on the other hand was made from the ground up with all new mechanics, graphics, stages, moves and frame data.