If you play the same "guess what the tiny pictures are" game that I play then you have come here to cheat and see what the bar code really is. It should be Muddy Waters.
Did you expect Ninja Gaiden 3 to be good?
This is more or less where I fit in on the game. The gameplay was poor and repetitive, it often felt like filler in a game that was already very full.
I don’t think making it into a shooter was necessarily a good idea, a simple melee combat system similar to the Warriors would’ve been a better fit. I personally killed every enemy I could with the melee because it felt more brutal, satisfying and somehow more fitting for the character and setting. It’s a gritty depressing world that TLOU established and that isn’t as well communicated aiming down sights as it would have been by having the main character repeatedly smash an enemies head off the pavement.
It doesn’t help that a large portion of the game is fought in close quarters which just exposes the underdeveloped melee.
The little girl the story tells you you must protect is an absolute nonentity in any combat situation. I understand that this was likely to stop players seeing Ellie as a burden but not having to defend her works completely counter to the plot. They could’ve easily made her an asset to manage and protect. For example you could’ve barricaded her into a room from which she could snipe enemies, a useful purpose yet if enemies were to reach her she would become a hostage liability. Just anything to make me consider her when I’m in control.
I guess ultimately none of that really matters, I liked the game because I liked the characters and the story but I don’t ever want to play it again because it was such an absolute drudge.
I spent forever in that game’s character creator, I hardly played the game properly.
Love that game but I wish the guns were a bit stronger and that the scoring system made sense.
Blue are either paper and/or plastic I think and not as bad as a true bin, so there is a bit of a change. I got one of these once but because its so small it blew into a nook and I didn’t find it for months later. All that time waiting for a package that would never come.
You say RPG but I’m guessing, because you mention Castlevania, anything that’s well written with a focus on a cinematic story would do.
In fairness that is a very specific type of game you’re asking for, there aren’t even many of that sort to begin with that I could name.
Legacy of Kain
The last of us
Off the top of my head that’s all I can name, if I have to restrict it to just RPG’s it’s a list that only contains the Witcher. We really could do with more of this sort of game.
Well they aren’t really too well written but they do have a cinematic feel, you could try the Clock Tower series and Haunting ground. Bit of a reach but they feature woman protagonists and have a focus on a well paced story.
It played really well outside of the story, which I also disliked, it’s a good game.
Yeah it’s a bit like Metal Gear crossed with Vanquish and Mass Effect. It’s incredibly reference laden too, paying homage to everything from Blade Runner to Final Fantasy. It’s not just silliness though, the boss fights are some of the best of last gen.
My memory’s a bit foggy but I remember you could opt to buy ammo, later in the game enemies drop ammo to be picked up. Try to think of the bug holes as a last resort ammo reload. I hope this spurs you to revisit Stranger because it gets really good.
There are gifs of sympathetic nodding out there, I’m sure of it.
Throne Watcher and Defender are not a good boss fight, they’re a bum rush boss, it’s odd that he cites them as a good boss when he complains about that in regular enemies. Other than that I’d say this is a good round up of all its missteps. Especially good for pointing out how mechanics had been changed to reduce stress and anxiety in a game series that previously purposefully cultivated an atmosphere of pure tension.
Binary Domain, great game with some fantastic cheesy lines, the enemy robots reloaded their pistols like Robocop too.
Spy Fiction was pretty good for being silly as well. Many of your weapons were disguised as every day objects and nobody ever questioned why you were running around with an electric shaver held up to your face, at least not until you shaved them unconscious.
I figured that would be the case, it is hard to think of a game like that with a female protagonist but at the same time there aren’t many of that sort of game to begin with. I’m actually not sure there is one, I’ll be thinking about this for a while.
You could try Remember Me, not really an RPG but it is story focused and centered around a female protagonist. Gameplay is a bit iffy but the story and setting are good. I don’t remember having sex with anything in Remember me.
There are a massive amount of RPG games that let you choose your gender, most of the best ones too, but I don’t think that’s what you’re after.
This was the first game I bought for my WiiU. I keep putting off playing it because for the first week I was addicted and I have a back catalogue to get through. Your guy looks so much fancier than mine… maybe I should get back to it. If I simply set aside the time I usually spend looking at the T.V and lamenting my lack of gaming time I should be able to fit it in.
Raspberry nipple ice cream, this is a pun and so I recommend it.
Tricksy slots is just about the most offensive way to refer to women that I’ve ever seen.
Wow I knew nothing about this, thanks this has made my day.
I’m actually a fan of the writers previous stuff Blame!, Biomega and all the rest of it. Especially Blame!, it’s like a cyberpunk Berserk western and that’s the best combination possible. Damn I wish I had Netflix.
Although I admit I was put off this when it was a book because his stuff normally feel sort of more… western and this looked as though it was trying to appeal more to the Japanese market. There’s nothing wrong with that but I just wasn’t in the mood for it at the time.
Maybe if this becomes popular they’ll reprint Blame! and I can get a volume without it costing £100.
“I’m 90% sure this is from a German comedy stench.” This only got 5 recommends, even though it’s the single greatest thing ever typed, ahead of “Sigh….” even. It’s just a weird system that makes no sense, heck sometimes I just click anything that has gone yellow and pink because bright colours attract me.
Okay, alright, back on topic, you see you think that it’s a simple comment explaining the origins of a gif but right at the end it says stench instead of sketch. It’s a surprise. Now what’s great about the word stench is that it looks very similar to sketch so it’s more or less visually a pun.
There’s more than that though, it’s sound is very solid and it’s also abrupt so it fits nicely at the end of a sentence, which is where it went. Stench even sounds German, it’s not the best thing about it but it helps.
Then there’s the 90% certainty that it is a comedy stench. That level of accuracy on whether or not it is a stench is itself humorous because it leads us to believe that the speaker has a familiarity with many stenches and is giving his expert opinion. This is absurd.
German comedy stench is also a critique of German comedy which is stereotyped as being bad. This isn’t really what appeals to me because I see it as untrue but it’s there.
Then there’s the idea that it’s a typo, other peoples mistakes can be funny but what makes this one so appealing is that it created something wonderful. It adds an element of whimsy and ambiguity to the writers intent, it feels like he played some random cosmic, writing slot machine and it payed off. Chance is exciting.
It’s short, one sentence long, I’ll write many more paragraphs on why it’s brevity is important later.