Comments on: Welcome to Most Anticipated Games Week http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/welcome-to-most-anticipated-games-week/ We're just like you... But we have a website! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:52:50 -0700 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: SiliconNooB http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/welcome-to-most-anticipated-games-week/comment-page-1/#comment-8665 SiliconNooB Mon, 07 Mar 2011 23:18:48 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6280#comment-8665 No, I think your description of Heavy Rain is perfectly accurate. I really don't think it's even a game. As I mentioned on this weeks podcast (I think?) I really liked the GoW series for its visual diversity, scope and spectacle. GoW3 made far too much use of dingy tunnels, caverns etc, which border me. No, I think your description of Heavy Rain is perfectly accurate. I really don’t think it’s even a game.

As I mentioned on this weeks podcast (I think?) I really liked the GoW series for its visual diversity, scope and spectacle. GoW3 made far too much use of dingy tunnels, caverns etc, which border me.

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By: Ethos http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/welcome-to-most-anticipated-games-week/comment-page-1/#comment-8664 Ethos Mon, 07 Mar 2011 21:45:21 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6280#comment-8664 I don't like it because it's just a storybook. It's Quick Time Event: The Game. I understand that that's not FULLY accurate, but I really couldn't deal with its...erm..."gameplay". And I got distracted by a trophy war. I DID like Fallout 3, so I'm still planning to give it a fair shot on my PS3. And I don't know. The ending of GoWIII really sucked, but it did a lot of things right that the other entries didn't. Most fluid combat, context sensitive music. Okay, so it did two things right. Also, the beginning rocks. I think GoWII is the best as well, but III was worth playing. I don’t like it because it’s just a storybook. It’s Quick Time Event: The Game. I understand that that’s not FULLY accurate, but I really couldn’t deal with its…erm…”gameplay”.

And I got distracted by a trophy war. I DID like Fallout 3, so I’m still planning to give it a fair shot on my PS3.

And I don’t know. The ending of GoWIII really sucked, but it did a lot of things right that the other entries didn’t. Most fluid combat, context sensitive music. Okay, so it did two things right. Also, the beginning rocks. I think GoWII is the best as well, but III was worth playing.

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By: SiliconNooB http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/welcome-to-most-anticipated-games-week/comment-page-1/#comment-8659 SiliconNooB Mon, 07 Mar 2011 08:05:09 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6280#comment-8659 Three wasn't the magic number for God of War (should have stopped with II) ... :/ I quite liked Heavy Rain, I'm not sure it's a game though ... Three wasn’t the magic number for God of War (should have stopped with II) … :/

I quite liked Heavy Rain, I’m not sure it’s a game though …

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By: 7thCircle http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/welcome-to-most-anticipated-games-week/comment-page-1/#comment-8658 7thCircle Mon, 07 Mar 2011 08:01:26 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6280#comment-8658 It gripped me the way a good WRPG does. I started Heavy Rain around 10pm, figured I'd play for a few hours and go to bed, and didn't stop until the credits scrolled around dawn. I didn't read much, if anything, that you wrote about it when it came out because I was planning to buy a PS3 soon, so I don't know why you didn't like it. It is one of a kind, and most games I end up getting hooked on do something so differently that they are hard to blindly recommend to others. You still haven't played some of my favorite console games of this generation, but you also seem to play RPGs less than before and most of my favs are RPGs. Which reminds me, how did that Fallout 3 PS3 attempt go? I'm curious what your opinions on it are since you said you liked it, but never seemed to be able to play it very long. It gripped me the way a good WRPG does. I started Heavy Rain around 10pm, figured I’d play for a few hours and go to bed, and didn’t stop until the credits scrolled around dawn. I didn’t read much, if anything, that you wrote about it when it came out because I was planning to buy a PS3 soon, so I don’t know why you didn’t like it. It is one of a kind, and most games I end up getting hooked on do something so differently that they are hard to blindly recommend to others. You still haven’t played some of my favorite console games of this generation, but you also seem to play RPGs less than before and most of my favs are RPGs.

Which reminds me, how did that Fallout 3 PS3 attempt go? I’m curious what your opinions on it are since you said you liked it, but never seemed to be able to play it very long.

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By: Ethos http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/welcome-to-most-anticipated-games-week/comment-page-1/#comment-8651 Ethos Mon, 07 Mar 2011 06:27:04 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6280#comment-8651 And encourages innovation in the industry. And encourages innovation in the industry.

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By: Ethos http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/welcome-to-most-anticipated-games-week/comment-page-1/#comment-8650 Ethos Mon, 07 Mar 2011 06:26:49 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6280#comment-8650 Bah-ha. Despite my giant meh-load all over that game's face, I actually don't mind people loving it. It's kinda fun to see people's reactions if I knock it, but people praising it doesn't bother me. At least it tells a great story and has a palpable mood. Bah-ha. Despite my giant meh-load all over that game’s face, I actually don’t mind people loving it. It’s kinda fun to see people’s reactions if I knock it, but people praising it doesn’t bother me. At least it tells a great story and has a palpable mood.

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By: 7thCircle http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/welcome-to-most-anticipated-games-week/comment-page-1/#comment-8644 7thCircle Mon, 07 Mar 2011 06:02:07 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6280#comment-8644 Heavy Rain. While planning the Game of the Year feature for RPGamer this year, I asked to have a Best Non-RPG of 2010 category added because I figured Heavy Rain would win it and I wanted an excuse to praise it on the site. Heavy Rain. While planning the Game of the Year feature for RPGamer this year, I asked to have a Best Non-RPG of 2010 category added because I figured Heavy Rain would win it and I wanted an excuse to praise it on the site.

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By: Ethos http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/welcome-to-most-anticipated-games-week/comment-page-1/#comment-8643 Ethos Mon, 07 Mar 2011 04:00:21 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6280#comment-8643 Yeah, hence why Arkham City is in my unbridled hype list. I don't give two shits about Batman, and I really liked Arkham Asylum. What's your favourite not-RPG of this generation? Yeah, hence why Arkham City is in my unbridled hype list. I don’t give two shits about Batman, and I really liked Arkham Asylum.

What’s your favourite not-RPG of this generation?

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By: 7thCircle http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/welcome-to-most-anticipated-games-week/comment-page-1/#comment-8642 7thCircle Mon, 07 Mar 2011 03:05:10 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6280#comment-8642 I'll say something else nice then. I think Arkham City will be amazing. Of the 2s and 3s on your hypemobile, I think it has the best chance of surprising even the people who have been drooling over it for months. It had more than a couple of years in development, and Arkham Asylum's flaws were so few and so easily fixable that if they can take the strong atmosphere from AA, put it in a new environment with new villains, and make the controls smoother, this could replace AC2 as my #2 favorite not-RPG of this console generation. Oh, and no Scarecrow. Games spook me easily and I want him gone. Happy? And don't ask what my favorite not-RPG of this generation is. You won't like it. I’ll say something else nice then. I think Arkham City will be amazing. Of the 2s and 3s on your hypemobile, I think it has the best chance of surprising even the people who have been drooling over it for months. It had more than a couple of years in development, and Arkham Asylum’s flaws were so few and so easily fixable that if they can take the strong atmosphere from AA, put it in a new environment with new villains, and make the controls smoother, this could replace AC2 as my #2 favorite not-RPG of this console generation. Oh, and no Scarecrow. Games spook me easily and I want him gone.

Happy? And don’t ask what my favorite not-RPG of this generation is. You won’t like it.

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By: Ethos http://riddlethos.com/2011/03/welcome-to-most-anticipated-games-week/comment-page-1/#comment-8636 Ethos Sun, 06 Mar 2011 11:57:27 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=6280#comment-8636 That, or pessimists give themselves self-fulfilling prophecies. I also don't have ridiculous expectations for any of these games. I'm aware that Mass Effect 3 will likely be what 2 was to 1. But that's just the third part of a story for a game I have a ridiculously good time with. Unless the RPG mechanics get so watered down that it's TOO distracting. It was annoying in 2, but enough was fantastic about it to not mind. I'm aware of the possibility, however. Same thing-ish with Uncharted. There's nothing wrong with it existing only two years after its predecessor, although it would have to be the last in a trilogy. And that's maybe why I'm more hesitant for Uncharted 3. Because I think that game can explore another 15 hours of good dialogue and badassery, but I don't want to be playing Uncharted 5 in 4 years. Three is a magic number for a reason. I'm well aware of what these games will most likely be, but I still think it's cause for excitement, and built on such solid foundations to be considered must-haves. I think 2 years between titles in a trilogy is enough to not be touched for. That, or pessimists give themselves self-fulfilling prophecies.

I also don’t have ridiculous expectations for any of these games. I’m aware that Mass Effect 3 will likely be what 2 was to 1. But that’s just the third part of a story for a game I have a ridiculously good time with. Unless the RPG mechanics get so watered down that it’s TOO distracting. It was annoying in 2, but enough was fantastic about it to not mind. I’m aware of the possibility, however.

Same thing-ish with Uncharted. There’s nothing wrong with it existing only two years after its predecessor, although it would have to be the last in a trilogy. And that’s maybe why I’m more hesitant for Uncharted 3. Because I think that game can explore another 15 hours of good dialogue and badassery, but I don’t want to be playing Uncharted 5 in 4 years. Three is a magic number for a reason.

I’m well aware of what these games will most likely be, but I still think it’s cause for excitement, and built on such solid foundations to be considered must-haves.

I think 2 years between titles in a trilogy is enough to not be touched for.

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