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I found that frustrating, especially one move that requires you to double press the d-pad and hold down the second press, and seemed very unreliable for me; though it’s only used for certain puzzle-like situations so it never caused me to take damage or fall off something.

This is the primary reason I never replayed Axiom Verge. I accidentally dashed all the time. I did wind up beating the game, but after getting the double tap dash I felt like I was walking on eggshells with the controls all the time. I never realized how often I tap the movement directions rather than hold them. I remember thinking that this had a simple fix. There's a late-game powerup tied to one of the shoulder buttons - I forget what the powerup was, but I recall complaining that you only use it a few times and I would much rather have seen that powerup get tossed into the weapon wheel and the shoulder button get used for dashing.

Anyway, I agree that Axiom Verge is an accomplishment but something about it doesn't quite hit home. I'm a massive fan of Super Metroid - as in, it's probably my favorite game of all time - so on paper this is a home-run for me. It's not, even outside of the wonky dashing controls. The overall map design was a mixed bag.

Anyway, Axiom Verge tried to be a great Metroid game but honestly I'd point anyone looking for a good Metroid game to AM2R, the fan remake of Metroid 2. Sure, there a 3DS remake of Metroid 2, but it's sort of a mixed bag, whereas AM2R was one of those games I couldn't stop playing or thinking about until I'd finished it.

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Heights? No. But ladders in real life can go fuck themselves.

Being underwater both in games in both swimming pools, Mario 64, and Banjo Kazooie was the stuff of nightmares as a kid, and I'm sure that the seven-year-old me would lose his shit while being underwater in VR.

You could always play Subnautica in VR!

I have felt some vertigo when purposefully jumping off a large building or something, but it's not like a lot, just a little.

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According to that Steamcharts link, CSGO never averaged a million players but it has peaked above a million reasonably often.

@huntad said:

That's cool. Is there anything new and exciting about CS:GO that gets players to come back?

Sort of, but the thing about CSGO is that Dust 2 is a really, really, really good map. And I guess Mirage is OK.

Jokes aside, I've seen some new maps here and there, they've thrown in some game modes over the years (Flying Scoutsman, that battle royale thing they made for it), but really CSGO has the amazing advantage of being extremely easy to pick up and play while also having a really high skill ceiling. It doesn't need an upgrade or skins treadmill to keep people coming back because the game itself is just that much fun to play.

I also think that the presence of simple Deathmatch and Gun Game-type modes helps a lot. There's no bullshit to either of these, no classes to customize, no skins to mess with, no fluff, just click on Arms Race and go.

I think that the prevalence of Dust 2 and like two or three other maps really is the game's worst aspect, though. Listen, I know Dust 2 is really well designed and I can appreciate that, but variety is the spice of life and playing the same map infinitely gets old. Thankfully, you can deselect Dust 2 from your matchmaking, but wait times for most other maps is sometimes a little long.

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https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/disco-elysium-has-added-full-voice-acting-and-new-quests-in-the-final-cut-update

If you already have an old save on the go, Za/um say it can be continued in the Final Cut, but they'd recommend you start over fresh to experience the newness.

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I don't have aphantasia, but I want to note that fantasy author Mark Lawrence has aphantasia. It seems impossible to write what he writes withoit being able to visualize it, but apparently he does.

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That SR3 vs Skyrim debate was a bit of a legend for quite a while.

Fortunately, Ryan Davis saw reason and voted for the correct game.

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@justin258: Quick google gives https://www.resetera.com/threads/a-critique-of-red-letter-media%E2%80%99s-bigoted-content-see-staff-post.129228/ which is a decent highlights reel. You can get more with other results for stuff like "red letter media racist" and "red letter media transphobic" but resetera does a good job of presenting things AND showing how people will still find a way to defend it because they like it.

Because a big part of the problem is that a lot of us started watching them decades ago when that was "normal" and they get kind of grandfathered in because of that. But they consistently keep going to that well decades later and it continues to get them a LOT of defenders and fans in Certain Circles.

Which is why having an excuse to maintain their "credibility" while saying they love another creator with a similar history of "wait... that is really fucked up. Does nobody else see this? Oh, THOSE people see this and are cheering..." makes 100% sense to me.

Thanks for taking my comment seriously, I was trying to find a way to word it so it wouldn't sound like bait of some sort. I Google'd "Redlettermedia offensive" and didn't get all that much and had to step away so I never did any more research.

Anyway, I was looking for examples and got them. Jack Packard seems like he's trying to maintain some composure, downplay drama, argue against Rich Evans, and play a video game at the same time, that's pretty impressive.

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@hayt said:

I mean zero disrespect to the people in this thread but as someone how unfollowed off-topic to ignore this sort of thing could the mods bump it to off-topic? Unless there's a way to mute individual threads that I am missing.

You could try the "Unfollow this topic" button on the top of the screen. I don't know if that actually helps, as I've never used it.

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@justin258: Snyder tends to have a lot of "dudebro" shitbag fans because of stuff like "Isn't it cool how these white fascists are murdering brown people" kind of movies. And RLM have a long history of "ha ha, transphobia/ableism" style jokes that tends to result in a lot of overlap.

It is not 1:1 but there tends to be a strong correlation. Same with the Rogan shit.

Do you have any examples of this? I'm not fishing for a fight, I'm asking wholeheartedly - I've been watching RLM for a few years now, everyone I know who watches it very much does not fit this description, and I found myself pretty taken aback at this assertion.

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Amazingly Red Letter Media seemed overall fairly positive on it? Some of that seems to be the movie exceeding their rock botton expectations.

I mean, from a lot of the "jokes' RLM have told over the years I would assume Snyder is more or less their god and they are excited for a chance to admit it.

Are we talking about the same Red Letter Media? Half in the Bag, Best of the Worst, Rich Evans laughing, that Red Letter Media? I don't know where you got the impression they would be fans of anything Snyder.