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Matt Rorie worked at Obsidian.

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Pleasantly surprised that Alex is still around for this one.

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@ripelivejam said:

is it ok if i enjoyed everything? or do i have to hate one thing to like another?

It's okay to enjoy everything. It's also okay to enjoy something but have a criticism or two for it. :]

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I get that the 'Dave Lang and John Vignocchi get drunk, sweaty, and loud' hour is a tradition at Giant Bomb, but I wouldn't complain if next year they replaced this segment with something legitimately entertaining or informative instead of another one of these trainwrecks.

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Cautiously optimistic. Retro's not developing this one, but Tanabe is back as producer, so maybe this won't be Other M all over again.

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@itwongo: Yeah, compared to other recent sequels to PS2-era action platformers, this was pretty tame. Did everyone already forget that the latest Sly Cooper game had Sly introduce Bentley as a "fucking weird-looking fucking turtle motherfucker"? It's 2017, people. It's time to start putting mature adult dialogue into all games, not just the ones that it makes sense in.

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The long, long, long wait for BG&E 2 extinguished all but the final embers of my enthusiasm for a sequel, and this trailer finally stomped those out.

Yuck. What was with the pointless swearing? And why is the sequel to Beyond Good and Evil a prequel with a setting so completely divorced from the original that it might as well just be an entirely new game anyway? The only commonality I see here are the humanoid animals. No Jade, no Pey'j, no DomZ, no callbacks to the defining photography mechanic from the original, no hint of resolution to the original's cliffhanger ending.

They basically Andromeda'd the series. Forget all that stuff that happened on Hillys, look over here at this different part of space with a different cast of characters you don't care about.

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@tshngo said:

I can't unhear the intro music as the Skeleton Warriors theme. Damn you Matt and Woolie.

You forgot the cookies!?

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Couple things here.

1) It's called the One Ring for a reason. Now there's another incredible ring of power? Might as well call the game The Lord of the Rings 2 if you're going that far.

2) The Lord of the Rings has such a rich musical background to it, both in the books and in the movies. Are you sure this generic video game trailer pablum was the best you could do, lads? Did the decapitations not go as nicely with actual music?

I mean... there were several rings of power. It's just that Sauron's was the most powerful and specifically made in secret to control all the rings that he helped Celebrimbor make and give to the elves, dwarves, and men in the first place. The central conceit here seems to be that Celebrimbor found a way to make a new ring outside of Sauron's control.

Sorry! I read The Silmarillion earlier this year and spent some time poking around various Lord of the Rings wikis afterwards.

But yeah, Tolkien would turn over in his grave if he knew what was being done with his universe in this game. It looks like Monolith knows a little something about Tolkien's universe and kinda doesn't give a fuck.

Anyway, I couldn't get into Shadow of Mordor (because I thought it was boring, not because of how much it doesn't care about staying true to Tolkien's universe) but this looks like some decent dumb fantasy fun so I'll probably also give it a shot someday and only get a third of the way through or so.

A fellow Tolkien nerd. Fantastic. Let's get in some trouble.

I'm aware there were many rings of power given to the various races of Middle-earth, but I was under the impression that their powers were fairly limited in scope compared to the One Ring. Mostly they just imbued their wearers with the power to inspire others, encouraging healing in the wounded, etcetera. Some provided limited invisibility like the One Ring. But none were as powerful as the One Ring, which provided invisibility, slowed aging, and slowly gained control over the mind of the one who carried it.

Judging from this trailer, this new ring (The Two Ring?) is similarly powerful, which kind of bugs me.

To this day I lament the cancellation of The White Council which was to be an Elder Scrolls-style Lord of the Rings game, back in the late 2000s.