• militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic Your Most Anticipated Game of 2020?. on the General Discussion board

    I voted for Doom Eternal mostly because it's the game I'd like to play most right now. 2016's Doom had my favorite gameplay loop and combat in a shooter. Although the delay has me a little concerned e...

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic Best boss fight of 2019?. on the General Discussion board

    I haven't played anything with boss fights in 2019 besides Sekiro. So... SPOILER

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic What do you do when you can't do what you want to do?. on the General Discussion board

    When I feel like playing something in particular that I just can't or would be a hassle to set up, I just look up a QL if there's one. I can't imagine I'd run out of things to do if my main gaming pla...

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic Black Friday Hauls?. on the General Discussion board

    Video games-wise, I just extended my GB Premium and PS Plus subscriptions until 2021, because why not? Actually, it's mostly because I have a lot of annual expenses due between May and July and those ...

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic 2019 - Actually one of the best years of gaming (if you like things other than AAA spectacles). on the General Discussion board

    I feel like now that the development cycle of most big-budget games is at least three years; with fewer of them coming out, every year will be a lean one for some people. For me, it was last year.I'm ...

  • militantfreudian posted a message on the post Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

    I think the game should punish you for expending Spirit Emblems on repeated runs. In fact, I thought Ben's spamming of the prosthetic tools early in the video makes a good case for having a limited in...

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic Worst Thing Giant Bomb Has Ever Done to You. on the General Discussion board

    Poop-related stories. I'm always glad when Alex interrupts those.

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic What's your favorite horror movie?. on the Off-Topic board

    The two that immediately jump to mind are The Witch and Raw. I also just saw It Comes at Night, and while it may not be a conventional horror movie, I found it tense throughout. As far as conventional...

  • militantfreudian posted a message on the post Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

    @humanity: I think there are quite a few interesting directions a story about conflict in this region can take, none of which straddle the fence of trying to be ripped from the headlines and "apolitic...

  • militantfreudian posted a message on the post Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

    Since its announcement, this game has kind of rubbed me up the wrong way. The more I see and read about it to prove that I'm hastily judging a game I haven't played nor intend to, the less my concerns...

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic I don't get the purpose of Boss run-ups in modern games. on the General Discussion board

    I didn't play Hollow Knight for long, so I can't comment on that game in particular. With earlier Souls games, though, I think the intent was that by going through the level you accumulate more of the...

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic Christmas has been cancelled - Doom Eternal delayed to March 2020. on the Doom Eternal board

    I thought it was fortuitous that the game's – I guess now, original – release date coincided with my annual leave. The delay feels doubly disappointing as a result. It was the game for me this year, ...

  • militantfreudian posted a message on the post Hey, We Played The Last of Us Part II.

    I basically share Brad's concerns about the game. I think I'd be okay with a simply more refined gameplay experience, as long as the game takes creative risks elsewhere. Otherwise, it would be kind of...

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic What favorites of yours are tragically one-of-a-kind?. on the General Discussion board

    If you had asked me 6 months ago, I would've said Hyper Light Drifter and Darkest Dungeon, which we've learned now that both of which are getting follow-ups. I feel pretty happy about that.

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic Mid-year check up: GOTY so far?. on the General Discussion board

    I haven't played anything new besides Sekiro this year; it did consume me for a month or two though. This is self-centered, but I prefer a lean year like this with one or two games that really speak t...

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic How much thought do you put into the socio-political issues in games?. on the General Discussion board

    Video games' lowbrow status doesn't exempt them from being critiqued from a social or political angle, regardless of whether or not a game sets out to make a political statement from the outset. Vide...

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  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic I got into the closed alpha demo. Ask me anything. on the Nioh 2 board

    I, too, have been "chosen" to play the closed alpha. After a couple of hours though, I'm not sure Nioh is for me. It draws inspiration from games that I really like, but its giant skill trees and focu...

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic Open world games and the new generation of consoles. on the General Discussion board

    Since I don't have the numbers, I can't really say if open-world games will remain popular, or even if they're as popular as they were in the past. Maybe the push for unionization discourages publishe...

  • militantfreudian posted a message in the forum topic Unpopular Opinion: Only John Wick #1 was good.. on the Off-Topic board

    Realizing the third movie is just around the corner, I decided to see the first two over the weekend. I think the second movie is markedly better than the first. There was plenty of bad acting – reall...