• tds418 posted a message in the forum topic The Star Trek Megathread. on the Off-Topic board

    @colmymeh: DS9 wasn't my first by a long shot, I had watched some TOS and TNG beforehand as well as all of the films to that point (pre-2009).

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic The Star Trek Megathread. on the Off-Topic board

    I've been doing a very slow watch/re-watch of the franchise the last couple years. I've worked my way through all of TOS (only saw the first season previously), all of TAS (never seen before), and I'm...

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic Dunston Checks In and How It Pertains to Giant Bomb Review Scores. on the General Discussion board

    Hm, interesting thought experiment! This "sixth star" could indicate a 5 star game that was both excellent on release and has stood the test of time since.GTAIV is an early 5 star Giant Bomb gave that...

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic Replaying the Halo games, what is the best order to do so?. on the General Discussion board

    I think @inevpatoria makes a lot of good points in favor of playing Reach after 3 instead of first. I agree that a lot of its emotional resonance comes from knowing what happens, and that it very much...

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic Replaying the Halo games, what is the best order to do so?. on the General Discussion board

    Release order. If you have access to the Master Chief Collection on Xbox, it provides a nice wrapper for Combat Evolved, 2, 3, ODST, Reach and 4 that will keep controller settings consistent through a...

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  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic Sorry if this has been asked/answered, but has Dan left Giant Bomb?. on the Dan Ryckert board

    This thread just won't die.

  • tds418 wrote a review of Condemned: Criminal Origins.
    Oddly compelling, but not without flaws

    Condemned is a strange game, but it's also one that is more than the sum of its parts. From a strictly gameplay perspective, Condemned is about as straightforward as can be. About 90% of the game cons...

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic Sorry if this has been asked/answered, but has Dan left Giant Bomb?. on the Dan Ryckert board

    It is amusing to see how much Dan has been streaming games lately. But I'm sure that's in part because Connecticut has been very locked down for a while now.

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic Sorry if this has been asked/answered, but has Dan left Giant Bomb?. on the Dan Ryckert board

    @stantongrouse said:@tds418: I think the fragility of small businesses reduce dramatically over the first couple of years. While larger businesses might look well protected, these last ten plus years ...

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic Sorry if this has been asked/answered, but has Dan left Giant Bomb?. on the Dan Ryckert board

    @bisonhero Interesting theory, but I can see a counterargument too. Smaller businesses have less financial security, may be more volatile, and are more likely to go out of business. Larger businesses ...

  • tds418 posted a message on the post Mass Effect 3 - Part 09.

    @colmymeh: You're leaving out the whole SPOILER and there's no "everyone wins" option.ME2 is better, but between Tuchanka, the sequence I describe above, and the ending (which I enjoyed FWIW) ME3 st...

  • tds418 wrote a review of Call of Duty 2.
    Once great but now dated

    I think the simplest way I can describe my feelings about playing through Call of Duty 2 in 2020 is that while this game was definitely impressive back in its day, it doesn't come across as anything s...

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic My guns in Destiny should be collectibles. on the General Discussion board

    As a hardcore Destiny player I'm generally in favor of deprecating gear after a year or so. I'm at the point in Destiny 2 where I have multiple "god rolls," or at least very good rolls, of just about ...

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic BioWare is hitting the reset button on Anthem. on the Anthem board

    @oursin_360 said:Man, just looked and they are still selling this game full price on pc?? wow lol. I was going to keep it in mind and maybe pick it up on sell at 50% (when I figured it was going for l...

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic The Sonic movie is a huge hit so how is there no tie in?. on the Sonic the Hedgehog board

    @hermes said:According to boxofficemojo, the movie has earned 113 millions worldwide, which is decent as a videogame movie, but it still doesn't cover its budget. Hollywood accounting is famously crea...

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic Yang2020 Path To Presidency Trailer. on the Yang2020 Path To Presidency Forum board

    @inevpatoria said:@ssully said: We are in hell

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic Mass Alex Watitng Room. on the Mass Effect board

    @disconjazz: I'm pretty sure Vinny has talked repeatedly about his appreciation for the Citadel DLC, so I assume at the very least they will be playing through that.

  • tds418 posted a message in the forum topic Mass Alex Watitng Room. on the Mass Effect board

    Not going to lie, I'm disappointed each monday/tuesday that goes by without a new one of these being uploaded. ME3 has its lows but it has some highs too (IMO) and I can't wait to watch it again.

  • tds418 posted a message on the post Halo: Combat Evolved.

    You're probably going to have play it a bit slower on Heroic, especially if it's your first time playing Halo. Putting it on normal makes it much easier to blow through rooms/hallways.