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@toughshed: While for me it’s hit or miss with the shows, what I do enjoy a lot about the new setup is the consistency of it. Not that I want them to be a factory churning out content on a hard schedule but I like that like Jan started Bloodborne and finished it and Jason likewise finished a few games. It’s nice to see them commit and follow through.

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About ads being too much, gotta say, the few times I’ve come to Giant Bomb on my work computer without logging in this site is downright awful to browse with all the ads on. I would almost say unbearable but at least there aren’t pop-ups.

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@undeadkink: I think a lot of people just see teens and horror themes and compare them based on that.

Dark blows Stranger Things away IMO, I couldn't make it through ST season 3, got too boring. I'm so glad Dark was finished before it was cancelled. Seems like everyone is jumping on the Dark train now that it's over.

I guess when you look at a lot of popular shows out now then it's the closest comparison you can make. They're both quasi-supernatural with nostalgic throwback elements. Although Stranger Things is built around the 80's while Dark kind of piggybacks on the aesthetic in the first season and then gets progressively..err.. darker.

They're not all too similar as the tone and stories are vastly different but I do think saying "Dark" is like "Stranger Things" for grown ups isn't all that far off. Season 3 kind of jumps the shark a bit in my opinion but as a body work it is extraordinary and the way Jeff is watching it now after all the seasons are complete is the best possible way to do it. Having watched it as the show was released I was first of all forced to spend a lot of time getting myself up to date on who is who and when and where, and then still ended up missing out on a lot of details. A friend of mine has powered through it and she instantly recognized the specific similarities in a lot of shots between S1 and S3 while it completely flew past me cause that first season was a while ago.

That said, hey it's a great show, go watch it!

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@bathala: Jeff has done the Beastcast on his days off and through all these trying times. Jeff is a real MVP.

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Jason is really nailing these parries

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@rich666: mechanically speaking it is much more involved than any of the Dark Souls games and the combat much smoother while still retaining that animation priority commitment aspect. The thing about these games is that they just lack a general artistic level of sheen. It’s not even polish really although they do have their odd quirks.

That aside I really liked both of these games because of the systems. Souls games have amazing atmosphere and terrific art design. Bloodborne especially has such amazing looking levels. But the combat has not changed all that much throughout the years. Even Bloodborne despite it's much faster paced style is very much only about dodging and getting your hit in. The Surge series has all these different weapons, a lot of different movesets and the energy management being tied to healing and powering your implants adds a nice layer of complexity that is involved but not overwhelming like Nioh can be.

I really do hope they end up making another one of these but I just don't think that studio is big enough to make the leap into Bloodborne level production values. They have a really solid base - an awesome loot feedback loop tied into the great combat, good level layouts with plenty of shortcuts and some interesting quests that sometimes span the entire game. They would just need to hire on some people to make these levels pop. The Surge 1 was just a factory and thematically that fit but it was all very one-note. Surge 2 once again sticks to a theme of "destroyed city" but it also ends up being a whole bunch of crumbling buildings and rubble. The sci-fi setting can be so much more.

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The story makes perfect sense if you read the books.

You gotta read the item descriptions then it all makes sense.

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@sintes: You also need to have one appointed Bloodborne elder-statesman present while you fight every single boss

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@ghosthouse: I mean I will always give Guerilla props for this being their first "new" games after YEARS of doing Killzone. To transition from linear, heavily scripted, first person shooters that favored a grey/brown motif to suddenly this incredibly colorful and imaginative open world game is truly astonishing.

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This is one of those games I really wanted to like but I thought everything outside of pure combat was very lackluster. The traversal was especially stiff and not even compared to Breath of the Wild but linear games like Rise of the Tomb Raider were already doing the climbing and jumping stuff a lot better. Fighting the robos was pretty fun though.