So I'm deep into Assassin's Creed Syndicate and I've been really enjoying it. And the more I think about it, a big part of it is the fact it is set in London. As someone who was born and lives in the UK, its great to run around a virtual version of our capital city, especially as its set before everything about it became massively overpriced.
This got me thinking - there are a lot more games that I enjoy more because they feature locations, characters or objects linked to the country I'm from. I played a lot of medic in Battlefield 2, in part due to the fun of running around using shock paddles on people, but also because the unlock for that class was an L85, the British army assault rifle. My time in Medal of Honour Warfighter's multi-player was mostly spent as the various SAS class and in the beta for Rainbow Six Seige, Sledge was my goto operator. I didn't really get into Company of Heroes 2 until they released the British Forces DLC.
So what I'm trying to ask is, does anyone else get a little more enjoyment out of a game due to some link to their nationality? Also does the opposite apply? Does being forced to play as a certain nation or in a certain place reduce your enjoyment of a game?
I'm looking forward to this. Not saying I don't love the podcast and videos how they are but I'm excited to see how they will improve and change the site. Especially with the addition of new staffers and with video guru in New York (along with the dev community on the east coast), we could be seeing three different live shows each with a different style.
Or vinny can just remote in when Drew is playing space engineers...
Like many people on this site, I never met Ryan. But thanks to the various podcasts, videos, reviews and more stretching back to his days at Gamespot, it kind of felt like I knew him. Always funny, always easy to listen or watch, he really helped to keep me interested in games and gaming.
My thoughts are with you guys and his other friends and family. If there is anyway to help, please let us know.