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Boy is this a weird thing. And what's the actual point in the "explore the house" sections? There only seems to be relatively minor flavour text/content available in them. Is it just to maintain the flimsiest, barest pretence that this is a game rather than a choose your own adventure movie (light on the choosing part)?

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I feel like this is a satire of a culture that doesn't actually exist...

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Gerstmann Approved! Excited to check this one out myself. I can't believe I'm going to have to find time for both this and Breath of the Wild. An embarrassment of riches!

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@drewbert "come on!" as an exclamation in tennis is like saying "let's go!". They use it in association football too.

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@zaldar: Nah. The gameplay was the draw for me. His story stuff is just...Ugh. The worst. The story in Five is worse than ever, the best thing about it is you can ignore it - because it's complete garbage, so if it was being waved obnoxiously in your face like it was in 4 I would have thrown the disc out the window.

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I think that's the first time I ever heard someone say they "wish[ed] you could call Rose"...

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I love me some Metal Gear Solid but that discussion at the front there reminds me, as if I needed it: hoo-boy do I ever hate the shit out of the "story"...

Anyway, glad you guys are doing this because I kinda feel like I need to see this one but I have no desire to play it - much as I like Raiden. I was way more into the concept of Metal Gear Solid: Rising than this...fiasco.

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I find it interesting that they give so much credence to positive individual passion but dismiss Jeff's passionate dislike of Inside out of hand. I don't really see a way to reconcile the two (because putting Inside below the individual favourites at Number 10 also kinda doesn't make sense), it's just an interesting thing to think about - building a collaborative list like this must be incredibly difficult to be a part of.

On another note, it surprises me how often I find myself on Jeff's side of the battle over the Number 1 spot when it comes down to the final two. I'm a huge fan of Jeff & I have a lot of respect for his opinions, but broadly speaking I'm aware our taste in games isn't a close match (He likes fighting games and the current crop of CoD 4 derived competitive multiplayer shooters and I've only fleetingly enjoyed either, for example). But time and again, when it gets to the final two, I almost always find Jeff is on the side I am (Saints Row The Third, Suoer Mario Maker & Hitman being the most prominent examples).

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I can't believe people are genuinely acting like Jeff, Brad & Drew screwed up somehow. These games are completely broken in these longer modes. Once you go beyond about halfway, any notion of competitive balance flies out the window. There's too few ways to earn new stars and WAY too many ways to lose or steal existing ones, so steals and shortcuts become massively overpowered. Rendering the mini games - the only part of these packages which could serve as "fun" - increasingly irrelevant as the game goes on. Factor in all the bullshit Coin redistribution and they become entirely irrelevant. Game of skill, my ass.

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It's so weird their headsets bugging out like that, with the weird back and forth thing Jeff had (more so in the previous stream). I set mine up today and the headset tracks flawlessly. There's definitely some controller jank, but the headset is fine. Surely there must be something wrong with the hardware? But that begs the question why hasn't Sony tried giving them a known good unit as a replacement to see? Bizarre. It's a real bummer they can't get them working well reliably.