Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer

I too hate those lengthy, frontloaded tutorials, especially ones where you *can’t* do a given thing until the game tells you how to do it. I played a pretty egregious one recently though in .Hack/G.U Last Recode, where it makes you do a tutorial, then there’s a timeskip in the story, then it MAKES YOU DO THE TUTORIAL AGAIN. Most of which was stuff it literally just told you, and even your character is rolling his eyes and saying “I already know this stuff”.

Oliver Mendes
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I’ll say this about Valve. They might be sitting on their IP but they are at least lenient with people making fan games. Maybe Valve doesn’t give a fuck, but at least they’re not hoarding the license. It still disappoints me but maybe we’ll get a fan-made HL3 on the level of Black Mesa.

Anton
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Anton

Hearing HL3 lamentation makes me glad I was never that big a fan of the series. Don’t get me wrong, HL1 was brilliant, but it worked as a self-contained experience. When HL2 came out, I thought I was the one person who didn’t think it was the greatest thing ever. Sure, the atmosphere was great, but the plot as a whole did absolutely nothing for me. It’s too comfortable stringing people along, giving little in the way of actual plot development, and doing its best impression of “LOST” by constantly creating questions about its universe that it never answers. Here’s… Read more »

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Poor Gavin had so little to say this episode. Episodes like this must seem like a bit of a waste of time for him(?). That said, I can see that this time of year it’s hard to fill an hour when so little is happening on the gaming front. Would have liked to hear about some teasers to favourite games/movies/TV/music of the year or something (given how close we are to the countless forthcoming lists), for example. Also maybe highlight some gems that people might have missed and might be worth checking out. On that note, I’m playing through Divinity:… Read more »

Myles Adams
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Hey, you know what I was doing while listening to the podcast?

Playing Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Salvaging, killing high xp enemies, and sending my blades out as mercenaries while making multiple attempts at a frustrating named foe I’m trying to figure how to manage the gimmick for.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

My school had a dedicated religious assembly every Friday. Still holds one of the weirdest, cringiest assemblies ever I reckon. Guy up on stage trying to find religious meaning in the lyrics of Human by the Killers because he was hip to us kids. There’s nothing like being in a room with 650 other 11-18 year-olds collectively thinking ‘what the fuck are you doing?’.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

One piece of gaming news the Deadly Premonition board game started shipping today.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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PORTAL SPINOFF TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT???

*Googles with intense anticipation*

Oh.

Ohhh…

Eh?

There was a portal story in Lego Dimensions??

Wtf is even going on anymore?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

The Peach & Mario Amiibo for Odyssey are a little bit broken.

diabolik
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diabolik

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