@krataur: The F1 series is one that i could see myself getting into. It really needs live racing commentary which i doubt it has. I heard they try to play up the rivals part of things but without NBA 2K levels of aware commentary I don't think cutscenes cuts it... you would know though. I'm not doing the research.
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- Burnout 1 with the specific caveat of it having to be on the gamecube. Trying keep those clickable-triggers depressed, without them slipping, as you try to navigate traffic to complete burnout after burnout in order to complete a lap was invigorating. Sweaty hands and license free cars. Perfectly placed direction arrows. Great soundtrack. Just enough cars that you could master each one (i think they handled differently). Split screen. Perfect game. Unmatched by the XBox and PS versions. Sequels got to be a little outrageous. Since this is Giantbomb and Jeff likes Burnout Paradise (like game of the year enough likes) well i guess people are going to say Paradise. Which is by far the worst game in the series. Open world for no reason. Gatekept behind a paywall of motorcycles and entire levels (Big Sur). One of the original offenders of DLC high crimes and misdemeanors. Burnout 1 can be booted up and completed in 3 or 4 hours. And you can always do better. That is the whole point of racing games. All the car porn of modern racing is kind of silly. You wouldn't catch me playing a modern racer other than Hotshot Racing (downloading now)
- SSX was the perfect launch PS2 game and made importing a PS2 when next gen consoles were as impossible to get as they are now feel great. You can't get downthe mountain without doing tricks and learning routes. Like some of the best things in life once you've missed it it's gone forever. Every time i pick up game in this series I get frustrated by not remembering how the controls work. 15 minutes later I'm back in a grove that could be years or decades old. Most games don't have controls this atuned. Can't be sure which of the sequels actually might be better but none disappoint until they started incorporating skiing which killed the vibe and just felt like some EA CEO preaching about how great skiing is too.
- Gran Turismo 1 at the time. Please do not play that game now. Having that game and analog sticks and rumble was just great racing. Handing off the controller to a friend to help get your S-license was amazing. Getting that feeling of "this is the 1" in regards to a lap or winning an event is what racing games are for. Original car porn. Made Subarus relevant and real to me as a brand when i totally overlooked them and I'm currently IRL car shopping and GT1 might influence a $20K decision. The intro to GT5 gave/gives me goosebumps.
My big complaint about both next generation consoles is that the gaming industry has almost entirely dismissed 2D and side-scrolling as relevant game delivery. Of all the launch games they all could be 2D concepts that could be brilliant. Everybody is chasing this 3D worldscapes and they are all kind of same-y. 2021 for me means i'm exploring 2D games primarily and seeing all of the innovations i missed and racking my brain on what could come next. The industry is 100% skins in every facet of the word.
Also, I might be in the market for a PS4. Does anybody know any 2D exclusives other than Street Fighter 5 and Resogun? I guess Sackboy might count but I want pure 2D.
@replyall Sorry if i don't go for self-appointed sausage king of Chicago types. He has testified so much to his ability that some don't question it. When he was doing that live show with Gita (who annoyingly brings up David half as us much as she does games and "The Man" during waypoint) he wasn't much to look at. I recall on March 6th 2016 at 11:14am I had just closed my 7th tab of poor window management and over indulgence in the yet-to-be-yet-soon-to-be-imperative-statement-of-the-hindenburg-widow-to-google-chrome-(you should google the word chrome people.. this is what google has been subtlety been imploring the masses but only 3.7% of the bibby babbus poulation has yet to comply.. grassy knoll people) which sent me down a rabbit hole of kotaku.com. Twas here that i saw my first nickel lenticular that made me so cringe that i thought the train was in my living room. That fine fellow doth told me a story of near death experience. He also reviewed the japanese-english translation of a game this final of fantasies seventh. When most on youtube promise more videos they never do such. He actually did his homework. This Tim, all his links doth navigate. These were the longest non-giantbomb videos (that weren't sporting event replays i had ever watched. Even my pandemic Yesterworld themepark videos top out at about half an hour. From here, for me, a star was born. I have watched all of his kotaku.com and post kotaku stuff. I even have watched some less than 1000 view stuff when he was cutting his teeth. He's legit, and maybe his uncle does work at nintendo but i don't think he's ever dropped the scientific name for whatever he's got so i dont buy it. But yeah..bros before does and wikipedia instead of rpg-ia. IMHO
@replyall He brings up all these random games that he references constantly and talks about replaying 50+ hour RPGs, maybe he should learn a trade that benefits mankind, directly. He reminds me of Jason Schrier, who are these people and where are they in the real world. I'm the uber nerd in 100% of the circles i run in and I couldn't bring myself to find the time nor the rationale for the amount of games that they play. To each their own. His memory recall strikes me as someone that keeps a journal and not someone with a photographic memory, sorry. He takes a little too long between content which makes his effort a lot less amazing. I'm sure his Twitch is great though but I can't be bothered. I have to keep reminding myself every morning to be enthralled with other people.
It's a little too scripted and feels too much like schtick. I get it, he made game(s) and speaks japanese. He is everything half of us aspire to be. Now he's got fancy video equipment and it's done a complete 180 from being anti-establishment to being establishment with the requisite amount of "takes," to get the vibe he is going for. I enjoy hearing people talk too much about videogames (the reason i consume podcasts) but his selection of a game that none of us can actively play is just alot of inside baseball for the whole purpose of being edgy. If he would put the time into mainstream games I would absolutely like to hear what he has to say about AAA release games for 3 hours. He's just got a fancy iMac, nicer cameras, and a community that are probably doing alot of the heavy lifting for him. I'll pass.
Well typically my gaming resolution is: TO QUIT GAMING. But that never works out. I might do something like 2D side-scrolling games only. That will open me up for that AC:Trilogy, Ori, Scott Pilgrim, and Sonic Mania. I think I will also permit Star Wars games because there are a ton of them in my backlog and I’m fingers crossed on a Jedi Fallen Order 2 (though I’ve only played about 3 hours of the first one). In 2020 I played everything and was just happy to try new games knowing that something would stick and time would pass.
In 2021 I’d really only like to engage with games that have complimentary books, comics, and movies. I’ve gotten into DVD commentary over quarantine and I really like subtlety in games. Things that I would miss. A reason to go back to a property or look up ancillary stuff. Things that will send me on a wikipedia scavenger hunt for real world events. So more Black Ops Cold War and less Gears of War. I spend too much time on insignificant lore stuff that 99% of the population can't relate to. At least if i look up ronald reagan stuff it serves a purpose outside of me and my message board life.
With a 2D-2021 plan I might be interested in getting a Switch but I'm going to need a serious JoyCon overhaul w/lifetime warranty or the home version of Switch that can also play media. At minimum blu-rays. I'm on crack if i expect 4K blu-rays.
@mikewhy: No ticket? Snakes, I hate snakes?, Punch *wallop sound,* and stick through motorcycle spokes moment. So yes! Absolutely. Me and some other billion people on this planet served can as well.
Games are too long and if they were a lot tighter, like Inside, then they wouldn't be forgettable. Videogames could NEVER pull off Inception level of awe. Maybe the meta of Travis Scott being in Fortnite. Maybe what i hear about Astrobot pre-installed on PS5s but honestly that would be a first and only (maybe if i had played Last of Us 1 before i knew what happened). Maybe a flawless run on SSX Tricky where i use the boost at the right time can deliver me from evil. Perhaps a squad kill on PUBG can get me to tingle. But the core of everything that videogames are, absolutely do not benefit from anything cinematic. If Last of Us 2 (the holy grail for so many in 2020) had been alot tighter and shorter maybe it could be something i recommend but it's obsession with what any of us can achieve on an iphone 7 seems like a waste of players and developers' time alike.
I'm just starting Jan 2021 games with gold Little Nightmares for the first time. This looks like a videogame.