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#1 Edited by Jensonb (2039 posts) -

At no point did I ever find myself trusting Sylens, even when I was glad for his help. That scene at the end felt like vindication of that attitude. I still don't know what exactly that dude's endgame is, but I'm fairly certain it's bad freaking news.

More generally, I love the game. I really like Aloy as a character and I found the world and the backstory genuinely compelling. The gradual revelation of the mystery did manage to keep me guessing most of the way through even if there were a few bits which were fairly obvious earlier on (like Aloy being essentially a clone).

I liked a lot of the stuff in the environmental storytelling too, and there were tiny stories told in some of that which elicited strong responses from me (at one point I recall an audio log essentially having a character gleefully rejoice in the ability to play god and finding it genuinely unpleasant to hear).

As for the way that stuff was presented on the other hand...Not a huge fan. I don't really like audio logs and in-game compendia of text snippets at the best of times because it feels little less disruptive than having to look things up on a Wiki but the audio logs here especially stand out since they have the same flaw as those MGSV cassette tapes in that the game presents the option of listening to them while you play...Then ignores the fact you are so you miss out on audio cues and narrative dialogue. Not enough to detract from the game much, but a frustrating niggle, for sure.

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#2 Posted by Jensonb (2039 posts) -

I love the hardware. It's exactly the system I want. But I won't be buying one unless it's significantly cheaper and has more games - and a greater variety of them. It's got a very shallow lineup announced, and if you're not into super-Japanese games (which I'm not) it's even worse.

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#3 Posted by Jensonb (2039 posts) -

They're blowing this so badly. I love the idea of a gaming oriented tablet with a TV dock, and Nintendo make some of my favourite games. And yet I'm sitting here going "uh...no, thank you."

That price, the anemic lineup of games - oh sure, Breath of the Wild looks beyond incredible. But it's a Wii U game. I HAVE a Wii U. I don't need a Switch to play it. Would the higher resolution display be nice? Sure, but my GamePad works fine.

And then there's all the periphery nonsense like their continued fuzzy & nigh incomprehensible online strategy, which they now want to charge for.

This thing is launching completely unfinished. They're not ready, it's not finished. They're blowing this so badly.

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#5 Edited by Jensonb (2039 posts) -

I only got back from California today, so I'be only just gotten up and running, but I'm really into RIGS so I'm definitely down. My PSN is TVPaulD

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#7 Posted by Jensonb (2039 posts) -

I guess my issue is it's hard to sympathise with the characters because of the ludonarrative dissonance.

"Oh this corporation is straight up evil, they made this social network to COLLECT YOUR DATA".

Okay, little small-minded and ripped from the headlines, but I'll go with you. What's your response?

"MURDER THESE FOOLS SO WE CAN DISPLAY OUR EDGY TAG ON THEIR BUILDING".

You've lost me.

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#8 Posted by Jensonb (2039 posts) -

They're playing a long game. It won't be until at least 5 years from now that we'll even begin to see how it is panning out

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#9 Posted by Jensonb (2039 posts) -

Maybe once they finish up Starcraft: Ghost

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#10 Posted by Jensonb (2039 posts) -

Seriously? Those are your reasons? I have a better one.

The headers and menu font. Seriously, why is that horrible, out of place font still being used? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills, it annoys me every day and yet nobody ever says anything