• LonelySpacePanda posted a message in the forum topic Hogwarts Legacy and the Dilemma of Ethical Consumption. on the Hogwarts Legacy board

    Old enough to remember when those Orson Scott Card games came out while he was very public about being against LGBTQ+ rights and the game industry, game fans, and games media were all like: Eh, if yo...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message in the forum topic 1up Show downloads. on the General Discussion board

    Before GB, there was 1UP. Waiting for new episode every week in 2006 was a highlight of my college years. I met some of the guys and they were all awesome. I recently checked out some of the newer Re...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message in the forum topic How does Sly 2: Band of Thieves on PS3 have better surround sound than most modern games?. on the Sly 2: Band of Thieves board

    @bigsocrates: Nothing in game dev is free. It takes time, resources and money to both record the foley work and program that into the game (enemy on carpet at x length from player, enemy on concrete a...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message in the forum topic How does Sly 2: Band of Thieves on PS3 have better surround sound than most modern games?. on the Sly 2: Band of Thieves board

    Sound design is something that will always take extra effort that developers either can't afford or be bothered. Many videos have been made to show how Thief's sound design in 1998 is leagues beyond ...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message in the forum topic Even by Nintendo standards $60 for Skyward Sword HD is aggressive pricing. on the The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword board

    It's a weird thing because it's not completely detached from 3D World but it also feels like this weird demo of what may be the future of 3D Mario. As such, want to experience it but I doubt they wil...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message in the forum topic Even by Nintendo standards $60 for Skyward Sword HD is aggressive pricing. on the The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword board

    Were TW and WW HD not $60 at launch. That'd be what I'd compare to for fairness.I'm surprised people aren't up at arms about Bowser's Fury instead. Feels pretty scummy to me for Nintendo to make a ne...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message on the post Nintendo Direct 02/17/21.

    Skyward Sword is probably the best Zelda to me. OoT holds special significance but when it comes to the things I love about the series it does it the best: bosses, puzzles, fun items, great art, grea...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message in the forum topic Many love Hitman games today, but I can't get into it. BUT I love stealth. What makes it so good for everyone else.. on the General Discussion board

    I agree with OP. I think the appeal is "make your own fun" which are types of games that never click with me (from BOTW to Minecraft). I like stealth games for the immersion -- really feeling connecte...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message on the post 669: I'm Always in Pose 6.

    Ben was easily one of my favorite parts of Giant Bomb since joining. I honestly don't know how I'll feel about the show once he's gone. He adds so much in bringing levity, different perspectives, and...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message on the post The HotSpot - Episode 393.

    @rorie: Yeah, looking at the archive it seems late 2013/2014 is when Brad and Patrick got super into it which is odd because it was an early 2012 release. Unusual a game has legs like that, considerin...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message on the post The HotSpot - Episode 393.

    Some of this stuff bothers me as it messes with my head canon of GB: For example, Spelunky not being on 2012 list but in my mind it might as well be their GOTY in how much they've gushed about it and ...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message on the post 668: Professor Latency.

    Had a ton of fun with Super Meat Boy Forever. I get the criticism and maybe part of it is I'm not attached to the original since I didn't enjoy it. But it's worth checking out despite the negative re...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message on the post 666: Christmas Tree Shaped Eggs.

    The other great thing about PSO was the net code. While I couldn't play Quake on my PC with 56k, PSO played great on my Dreamcast.

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message in the forum topic Tim Rogers is a Madman. on the General Discussion board

    Glad he's finally found an audience. He's a cool dude. Check out Insert Credit podcast. It's a real hoot! Worth going through its backlog as well for the episodes where they crank their favorite game...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message in the forum topic Game of the Year 2020??. on the General Discussion board

    @geirr said: At least while waiting for GB's GOTY there's the somewhat adjacent Waypoint Radio's Games of 2020 podand Dan, Mike & Mary's GOTY 7 hour deliberations.Would add Game Informer Show's Lo...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message in the forum topic Anyone pick this up from Game Pass?. on the Call of the Sea board

    Feels like Riven for babies. I like Riven and I'm a baby, so it's good. I agree that I really, really wish this didn't have HP Lovecraft ties.

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message in the forum topic Dan, Mary and Mike make a GOTY video. on the General Discussion board

    This was a ton of fun! I also highly recommend all of MinnMax's Christmas/GOTY content. Both are filling a GOTY void for me this week.

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message in the forum topic Tenet is Nolan's Most Interesting Misfire [OPEN SPOILERS]. on the Off-Topic board

    Movie is dense with ideas and unpacking them all after watching is the best part. I like how deep Nolan went this time, just getting completely lost in this complete mess of a plot dealing with so ma...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message on the post The HotSpot - Episode 391.

    @drew327 said:I'm playing Cyberpunk on a good PC, I've had some visual bugs but saying it is 'fucked up' is definitely overkillThere are too many fundamental problems that feel like game design from ...

  • LonelySpacePanda posted a message on the post More Like Raydate.

    Raytracing on objects is very boring since we already have baked solutions but raytracing on faces in Miles and NBA2k is amazing.