• wheelhouse posted a message on the post Anthem: First Impressions.

    Comparing this to watching the Mass Effect 2 playthrough (a game I played through 2 or 3 times when it was new), it's shocking how lifeless the NPCs look here. I did play the free demo weekend, and wa...

  • wheelhouse posted a message on the post Anthem: First Impressions.

    @steveurkel said: PLUS the fact you get the Sims 4 and ALL the DLC is a $400+ value Unless something has changed in the past week, you don't get anywhere near all the DLC from the Sims 4 with Premier...

  • wheelhouse posted a message in the forum topic Demo Impressions. on the Anthem board

    Played the free Demo on Friday and (tried to) a bit today (on PC).Only 2 technical issues. First, when returning to Tarsis after the third mission on Friday, the cutscene never played. Felt like the g...

  • wheelhouse posted a message on the post 02/01/2019.

    @doncabesa said:doncabesa • Jeff really hates Anthem so far, complete opposite for me. The gameplay was fantastic and I'm intrigued by the story snippets I've seen. Barely shoot my guns, end up mainl...

  • wheelhouse posted a message in the forum topic There is No Such Thing as a Good Free-to-Play. Full Stop.. on the General Discussion board

    I'd posit Fornite BR as not a bad Free to Play model.But that's because I'm an adult and have control over my wallet.I did end up spending $10 on it for a Battlepass, which may disqualify my opinion, ...

  • wheelhouse posted a message in the forum topic Dan's Red Dead 2 talk was frustrating. Not because of his take, because of his etiquette.. on the Bombcast board

    @mellotronrules said:i feel like there's a lot of simmering passion in this thread (be it against dan's personality, the site's editorial/rhetorical tone, and/or giant bomb's treatment of past games)...

  • wheelhouse posted a message on the post Game of the Year 2018: Day Five Deliberations.

    @stephen_von_cloud said: Brad is allowed to defend one of the best games he's played. Perhaps, gasp, he doesn't agree with you on the flaws.My overall impression wasn't that he was defending it, bu...

  • wheelhouse posted a message on the post Game of the Year 2018: Day Five Deliberations.

    @bonafideginger said:BonafideGinger • I cannot tolerate the way that Brad refuses to ever let a negative thing be said about RDR2. His stubborn ignorance of the flaws of that game is infuriating.I fel...

  • wheelhouse posted a message on the post Game of the Year 2018: Day Five Deliberations.

    Watching this at the Most Disappointing and I'm not sure how anyone could have been disappointed by Fallout 76 - based on the trailers and information known ahead of time. It seemed pretty clear to m...

  • wheelhouse posted a message on the post Sid Meier's Civilization VI - Rise & Fall.

    I thought this was pretty bad. Overacted way too hard to make it not funny.

  • wheelhouse posted a message in the forum topic "Metal Gear is the greatest story ever told" - What are your own personal burning hot takes?. on the Off-Topic board

    Stories in video games are almost universally poorly written, poorly told, and poorly voice acted.Translated to movies, the best a video game can usually hope for is to be as good as a Sharknado - in...

  • wheelhouse posted a message in the forum topic Does Game Marketing Work on You?. on the General Discussion board

    Edit: Just realized I was thinking of marketing in terms of "getting me to buy a product" instead of "making me aware of a product". In those terms, sure, marketing works. But, in general, the more...

  • wheelhouse posted a message on the post 0014: NeoGeo Battle Coliseum & Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.

    "I didn't realize there was a firmware updater in here." :)

  • wheelhouse posted a message on the post Dark Souls Remastered.

    Is it weird that I nearly platinum'd Demon's Souls (world tendancy and a single drop I had trouble getting to drop stopped me) and DID platinum Bloodbourne, but found Dark Souls a bit meh, and never ...

  • wheelhouse posted a message on the post SpyPartyParty.

    Cool, weird idea for a game. I'm definitely in the camp that the player's views was much more interesting than the "play as sniper" view. I couldn't really figure anything out (as to what the game i...

  • wheelhouse posted a message on the post EX: SpyParty 03/23/2018.

    @sekou said:@80poundgames said: @bawalo: Yeah, I got about 9 mins in and had to go to another video. He's excited and talking a thousand miles per hour (god knows Ive been there). It's on Brad to rei...

  • wheelhouse posted a message on the post Stream of Thieves.

    @assirra said:@cannedstingray said: Jeff Gerstmann, Pessimist. Can always find something to not like about games that most people enjoy, and focus on those with laser-like precision..Nah, if anything...

  • wheelhouse posted a message in the forum topic How did unfinished games go from "Please Stop" to "GOTY"?. on the General Discussion board

    @df said: So let's be honest: do people actually care about broken games? or do they just don't have much fun with said games, so "broken" is a way to argue against these games?I bought PUBG in April...

  • wheelhouse posted a message in the forum topic Feedbacks for GOTY debates 2017. on the General Discussion board

    I found the GOTY debate this year to be particularly annoying. I did listen to it in it's entirety while playing They Are Billions. I kind of wish I hadn't (not really, but it was a bit of a bummer wi...

  • wheelhouse posted a message on the post Game of the Year 2017: Best Game.

    Listening to this was a little bit annoying at times. Particularly the Dream Daddy and Nier debates. I'm very surprised a game that only 2 of the 7 people actually stuck with (without being prodded by...