• ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Mid-Year Check-Up: Your Game of the Year So far?. on the General Discussion board

    FFVII Remake really wowed me. So that's mine for now.

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Spoiler Discussion for Those That Have Completed the Game. on the The Last of Us Part II board

    @humanity: OK so this is all over the place but I do get around to addressing all your thoughts.As to your question, I didn't actually put much thought into the methods or motivations of the Rattlers....

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Spoiler Discussion for Those That Have Completed the Game. on the The Last of Us Part II board

    @humanity: That fight does feel like the culmination of TLOU's endgame idea of "what if we force the player to do something they may find morally repugnant, like shank a doctor?" Actually, the whole g...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Spoiler Discussion for Those That Have Completed the Game. on the The Last of Us Part II board

    @humanity: That's all true. While changing the structure would solve my immediate problem of not being engaged by Ellie's story, the 2-part thing does pay dividends later on. Plus it might've even exa...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Spoiler Discussion for Those That Have Completed the Game. on the The Last of Us Part II board

    @humanity: Interesting take. I said earlier in the thread that I found the Ellie section to be boring, narratively-speaking, while I was engrossed by the Abby section because the factions are explored...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Spoiler Discussion for Those That Have Completed the Game. on the The Last of Us Part II board

    I enjoyed it, though not as much as the first game. It's too long for its own good, certainly. Pacing is probably the game's deepest flaw.I think Naughty Dog is largely successful in their goal of nud...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post The Big PlayStation 5 Reveal.

    I'm not sure they remember the end of Horizon as well as they think. That first game isn't self-contained at all. It clearly sets up a larger story arc going forward, even before the post-credits sequ...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Mass Effect 3 - Part 13.

    Alex accidentally wandering into romantic situations then narrowly escaping is the best. Mass Effect is so horny, and assumes the player is too, under all circumstances.

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Dead Space (05/06/2020).

    @ilostonjeprody: Apparently, Abby was indeed talking about the other one. Just a gut feeling that Nick Harkwaway would drive her up the wall.I thought The Gone World was far from perfect--some interes...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Dead Space (05/06/2020).

    Re: the book that @ybbaaabby hated. I'm still trying to figure out if she's talking about (1) The Gone World by Thomas Sweterlitsch, or (2) The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway.It totally fits that Ro...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Dead Space (05/06/2020).

    Dead Space. Best stomp in the business. Really loving seeing Abby playing this.

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Best of Giant Bomb 185 - Get In Shoe.

    Oh my god, I had no idea Patrick found their stupid game. Incredible.

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Mass Effect 3 - Part 01.

    So excited to get back into this series.Props to Vinny for trying soooooo hard to make those biotic combos happen.

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Episode 244.

    @l1ama: Hmm. Iain Banks is kind of a shameful gap in my SF reading, I should get into the Culture series. Anyway,The Gone-Away World prominently features the twist Abby mentioned too. But who knows--i...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Episode 244.

    @ybbaaabby: The book you were talking about may be The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway. If so, your take is absolutely the correct one. It is long and not good.

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post 2019.

    So many all-time great moments this year. I will never forget the sight of digital San Andreas collapsing in on itself around Vinny.

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Episode 237.

    TEAM JESS

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Heave Ho.

    Don't fart! Don't fart! Don't fart!

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Episode 12.

    What a season, what a season.This was an incredible feature. Big thanks to the whole crew for spending, seemingly, entire months editing this beautiful bullshit together.

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Mass Effect 2 - Part 23.

    Oof, big losses in this ep. There's always the dark magic solution of savegame editing.