688: America and Azeroth
A Relaxed Friday Stream - 06/04/21
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E3 2021: Celebrate 35 Years of Zelda with the Smallest Zelda
689: Touch the Crank
6/11/2021: BACK ON TRACK
The Community Spotlight 2021.06.05
The 12th Annual E3 Banner Contest
The Community Spotlight 2021.05.29
The Community Spotlight 2021.05.22
New Logo Mug
Interlocking Dad Hat
User Lists: 2
So much love. <3
> Encumbrance mechanics are literally the only thing making them even think about their loadout
> "I hate encumbrance mechanics!"
Me, still enraged: The economy makes no sense. There's no reason to even bother trying to get golden bananas in the game if you spin a wheel every five seconds that can add or remove !5! or !10! from your total.
There are two solutions.
1. Nerf the wheel. If you want to keep spinning it, fine, but the "gain" and "lose" banana options need to be reduced to just 1.
2. Commit to banana inflation. Every golden banana acquired in-game should give 20 bananas to bargain with. Prices at the store should increase accordingly.
Very good. The thawing relationship between MS and Ninty has a lot of promise.
Top-tier prop work.
I'm glad they got to Azami, even if Ben gave her the worst possible vooooiiiicccee.
Andromeda being on this list is kinda gross. It absolutely deserved most disappointing, but not this.
I'm through the game about one and a half times. It's clearly not up to the standard of ME2, but I think it's pretty competitive with the other two. The combat refinements are almost universally positive, imo, and I've seen almost no bugs at all. I don't know what the deciding factor is between people who experience a buggy mess and people who don't.
Story-wise, they certainly should have been more ambitious. The fact that we've traveled to another galaxy to fight some pretty generic evil aliens isn't terribly impressive storytelling. All of the party members are solid, though none of them fill me with knee-shaking joy or anything. The worst opinion I can muster about this game is that much of it is "solid, but unremarkable." The best is that it still hits some very high points that are absolutely worth experiencing, and it does a good job of setting up future content.
I can't speak to Brad specifically, but I do feel like the internet has given this game a load of shit it doesn't deserve. It seems like as soon as those facial animation videos started popping up, the anonymous internet consensus decided that this was a bad game. Once that decision was made, everyone's opinion was formed with that as the backdrop. It really makes you understand why marketers are so careful most of the time - a single bad showing can create a black hole of negative opinion that eats your game.
If nothing else, I hope that the backlash forces EA to give Andromeda 2 an extra boost in terms of resources and development time.
Revisiting this series for a full re-watch. Can't wait.
Use your keyboard!
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