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19 Comments on "The Jimquisition Game of the Year Awards 2017"

saynotogamblingingames
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saynotogamblingingames

Where is The Surge please?

buttz
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buttz

i think you’re overpronouncing parents’. people understand it without the extra S. this is rare for the english language, but here the spelling is actually a good guide for pronouncing it. although the new york times will use bernie sanders’s, for example (which i hate), it’s always just parents’, never parents’s.

saynotogamblingingames
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saynotogamblingingames

Excellent work jim. Really well written and structured. I do miss your structured work over the meandering nature of jimpressions but as long as we can have both I’m happy.

I’d like to see more content for the new year. I’d pay more monthly for more Jim.

Give that some thought and maybe hire a helper you can trust.

Merry Christmas and happy new year mate. May 2018 be a better year for gambling…sorry I mean gaming haha a legitimate typo…

paul
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paul

The gaming industry lost a giant the day Jim stopped doing his written reviews.

saynotogamblingingames
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saynotogamblingingames

Jim.

Sorry to hear about your nan. My gran is in hospital over Christmas and she’s 95 so not sure how much go she has in her.

Rip and thank God for nan sterling.

Natalie
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Natalie

Jim is turning trolling Zelda fans into an artform. Delectable.

Greene Scott
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Greene Scott
Going through Horizon Zero Dawn for the first time after getting it a few days ago (also the orgininal Silent Hill and shocked my PS1 still works perfectly giving it’s 19 years old) and enjoying it for the most part but really wish there wasn’t as many human fights because they arse so generic, dull and tedious when all I want to do is fight Robot Spinnosaurus. I know the Ending Automata and thanks to the sheer ammount of elitism, toxicity, peer pressure and “If you don’t make this choice, you’re a lesser person”, I can’t play it (this may… Read more »
Greene Scott
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Greene Scott

Probably skip Nioh as well mostly because those games don’t interest me and the fanbase.

As for, didn’t play that many new games this and most weren’t excatly impressive like Tekken 7 and Mass Effect Andromeda, Did play SLime Rancher and whole ton of other older games though (:

Greene Scott
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Greene Scott

Completely useless to everyone reading: Played Kingdom Hearts for the first as part of that 1.5+2.5 remix and got up to 2.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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Every time I hear people on podcasts and whatnot talk about Near A Tomato, while using all its’ characters’ names, It always sounds like hallucinating artists discussing their favourite dream about sketchpad and pencil types.

Arella Jardin
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Arella Jardin

I love how many people in the youtube comments didn’t get the joke about BotW being in the thumbnail, but explicitly omitted from the list of good first party Switch titles. It’s like Jim is saying, “Please, be butthurt about this some more!” And they were.

Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer
I’m sure Nier Automata is a good game, since I see enough people praise it, but as someone who didn’t really care for the demo (I got as far as those two saw cranes, and some of the dialogue earlier annoyed me) I can never seem to get a straight answer from people as to *why* it’s so good. Whenever I see people talk about the game they say the story’s a beautiful masterpiece that I simply must play, then when pressed for details they go all coy and clam up, insisting “oooh no, I mustn’t say, it would spoil… Read more »
InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
Nier Gestalt actually needed 4 playthroughs to see the real ending if you didn’t save scum. Nier Automata has amazing gameplay because Platinum knows their shit, and the Dark Souls meets Open World approach to dying is very well done. There are also some simple but tense bullet hell segments (important narratively later on) and side-scrolling platforming segments which aren’t too bad thanks to how fluid the movement and traversal systems are. Ending A will take the most time, but Ending B doesn’t require you to redo any kind of sidequest so you can just do the second character’s specific… Read more »
Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer
Jeez, 3000? That’s longer than most of my Undergraduate essays! But I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who accidentally writes massive comments and then has to pare them down. I’m also glad to hear those subsequent playthroughs are shorter each time – I was worried each one was going to be of comparative length, and since I’m used to Japanese games being pretty darned long I was expecting a marathon sit that could’ve ended up being for naught. It’s good to hear too that they actually explore the stuff they bring up in multiple ways and aspects… Read more »
InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

It’s good you are going to buy it! In the culling I omitted the fact the 2 characters have different move sets and play styles. I also omitted how C and D aren’t replays of A and B if that was a lingering concern, and you unlock Chapter Select after seeing Ending C so you can just fast-track to D and E or redo sidequests you missed.

Hugrid
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Hugrid
For instance, the “emotions are prohibited” conversation, when playing as 2B (the first playthrough) you’re just walking through an empty corridor during that conversation and 9S sounds like a needy child, but when playing as 9S (which you do in the second playthrough) you not only already know from the first playthrough that emotions are *not* prohibited because the operators and other androids have relationships and mourn their dead quite openly and HAAAAATE the enemy machines, but you also find out he was in the middle of a massive firefight and he comes off as something of a level headed… Read more »
Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer

Thank you – now I get why they needed multiple runs through the same events as opposed to just a straight sequential plot. That does sound pretty interesting, as long as that first playthrough isn’t just tapping one’s foot waiting for it to be explained later.

Hugrid
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Hugrid

The first playthrough feels complete – if you playthrough once and stop, you’ll have likely had fun because that alone is a quite good game with a well written story that’s still longer than say the destiny 2 main campaign.

Atis
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Atis
Nier: Automata blends gameplay and narrative exemplary well, without sacrificing one for another. Story feels fresh and is not shy of difficult topics. And ofc DA FEEEELS. Everything – visuals, voices (even in English version), music, in-game info – is crafted to make you feel certain things then to abuse those feelings to make you feel more things. It’s essentially an emotional roller-coaster without too much of a cheap cheese and preachy tearjerks. But you are supposed to turn your suspension of disbelief to 11, relax and soak all experience it throws at you, all while playing an engaging open-world… Read more »