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I'm 10 minuted into the QL and I already have so many questions. Like, why do the characters run like they're in FFVII? If this is a game aimed at kids, why is the hub world so inscrutible? If it's aimed at adults, why is it so simple? Why do characters disappear when you approach them?

Actually, maybe my only question is just "why"?

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DUNE is weird for me because it's a book that I have read in its entirety in bits and pieces over the years but I've never been able to get through all at once. For me it shares the same problem that I had with Harry Potter - for whatever reason, the book never sold me on the believably of that universe.

For being in a sci-fi book, Hebert tried really, really hard to negate everything sci-fi about it. You can't use lasers because of shields. You can't use shields because of worms. So somehow 30,000 years into the future everyone is fighting with knives. Space travel is super-limited because it requires future super-cocaine to work, etc.

I know Herbert did that because he wanted to focus on the politics of the world, but I also find those politics kind of boring? The interesting stuff in that book are the things at the margins, like the ban on AI (for reasons never gone into in the book) and the ways humanity tried to accommodate for that but those things get very little attention. Instead the main plot is a family feud that's been done better in other books a million time before.

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I think whoever made this must have been a big fan of the Casino Royale credit sequence.

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I was trying to place the look of Resurrection, and I decided it reminds me of ads on YouTube that play incessantly for crappy mobile games. That's what it looks like. A cheap mobile game.

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 was a game I wish I liked more. I should like it, since I love both Minecraft and Dragon Quest proper. But something was just lacking from the experience.

I think a lot of it was that I just wanted a place to be creative while the game was so insistent on making you do things its way. It can't just say "build a farmhouse" and then let you figure out how to do it. It has to tell you what to build, when to build it, where to put, and what materials to use. Rather than letting you be an architect, the game only lets you be a subcontractor for the worlds most micromanaging municipality.

In the end, it just felt like it combined the worst parts of an RPG (derivative story, pedantic tutorials), with the worst parts of Minecraft (horrible inventory management, mediocre combat).

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This is good.

I would also love it if they could somehow combine this so other members of the crew could play along. In another thread, I proposed the idea of HITMAN horse, where Vinny/Alex/Brad/et. al. would go into contracts mode and design a hit that the others then had to replicate or else they get a letter. Last person to spell HITMAN is the winner.

Maybe they could combine the two? Make a contract, but it's something that has to be completed in under an hour.

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@glots said:

As much as I enjoy watching Hitman being played perfectly, I'd also watch Vinny doing his thing for hours. I'm also very excited about Brad showing-off some Hitman VR in the near future.

@permanentsigh said:

I would love a series of Vinny and Alex playing through Hitman missions.

While I'd like that too, I feel like they would need to come up with some type of gimmick (like in the GOTY videos where they had to do thing X while using thing Z) to make it entertaining, because they're both playing this currently and have probably already finished it, so there wouldn't be anything new there for them, aside from trying to do all the bonus objectives from each map.

But I do at least hope that once Hitman 3 rolls out it's new Elusive Targets, they'll be streaming their attempts at those.

Alright. Here's my idea for the gimmick - HITMAN.

It's like HORSE, but with murder. You'd have Vinny and Alex (and/or Brad) go into contracts mode and try to successfully make a contract in one go. If they fail, the next person gets a turn, but if they succeed, each other person has to complete the contract or get a letter. They take turns making the contracts until they have a winner.

Bonus points since they can post the contract and let the community "play along" if they are so inclined.

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@genessee said:

My yearly update of Star Citizen: it's still money laundering.

The law of conservation of mass says that matter is neither created nor destroyed - it can only change forms. In that respect, I'd argue that Star Citizen is actually a scientific marvel - it literally takes something (money) and makes it into nothing. It violates all laws of physics and is beyond our comprehension.

Also, isn't there some enthusiast account here that posts semi-regular updates on the game in a "we're posting this here as a record in case of future litigation" kind of way? Maybe that's where to get the answer.

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Watch Dogs would be so much better if they actually committed to the recruits having unique skills rather than mostly just being there for flavor. I know Jeff seemed really high on his construction worker being able to summon a cargo drone, but the thing is every recruit can do that - they just need to find a cargo platform to summon it from. And since you can't throw a stone without hitting one, there's no reason to look hard for people with the ability.

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@brad: If it's anything like the prior games, then the tone of the main quest will be fairly serious. But the combat and all the side-quest stuff will be absolutely bat-shit insane.

For example, the main quest of Yakuza-0 is a pretty straight-faced Departed-style meditation on honor and brotherhood within a criminal underworld. But then there will be a side-quest where you need to go to the bowling alley and win a turkey by getting three strikes in a row. Except that the turkey isn't a turkey, it's a live chicken and that chicken can manage your property in the property-management mini-game.