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  3. After far as some franchises I like, I was very disappointed with this console generation. Halo and Magic had fewer and worse games this gen. Fable and BioShock had nothing. And Ratchet & Clank had fewer games. This generation was also disappointing because Xbox is my primary console and Xbox One sucked. I'll rank my top games from this generation below. I won't count Wii U or 3DS. 01. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 02. Destiny 2 03. Destiny 04. Rocket League 05. No Man's Sky 06. Spider-Man 07. Super Mario Odyssey 08. Ratchet & Clank 09. Infamous: Second Son 10. Titanfall 2 Best console: PlayStation 4 Best controller: Xbox One Best franchise resurrection: Sonic Mania Best game under 5 hours long: Inside Best expansion: Destiny 2: Forsaken Best mission: Destiny Vault of Glass raid Most underrated game: Journey to the Savage Planet Most underrated franchise: Titanfall This generation was all about Destiny and Rocket League for me but I feel comfortable giving BOTW best game because it didn't have extra DLC or additional in-game content to help it. It was the best game out of the box. And I listed D2 ahead of D1 because it was a better game but I probably have my best memories with Destiny 1 and it's probably the game I'll remember most fondly from this generation (that and NMS) even though it's only #3 on my list.
  4. Agreed, Bill let Brady down in the Eagles Super Bowl. But that was three years ago. Bill has covered for Brady’s decline the last two seasons with amazing coaching, particularly on defense.
  5. 1 and Infinite are definitely better but I still really love 2. The campaign was great, the multiplayer was a ton of fun and Minerva's Den is one of the best story DLCs I've ever played in a game.
  6. As someone that's been to the beach, I can tell you that's a minor issue. Most people spread out as far as possible at beaches anyway so social distancing was a thing long before this thing hit. But yeah there are definitely beaches that get too crowded
  7. I think I'll just do all systems instead of just the PS4: S Tier: Bloodborne The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Super Mario Odyssey XCOM 2 Outer Wilds A+ Tier: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain DOOM Eternal The Last of Us: Part II Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Sid Meier's Civilization VI A Tier: Rainbow Six: Siege Alien: Isolation Resident Evil 2: Remake Resident Evil 7 Monster Hunter World DOOM Tekken 7 INSIDE A- Tier: LittleBigPlanet 3 Marvel's Spider-Man Dark Souls 3 Hitman Hitman 2 Battlefield 4 Rocket League Fire Pro Wrestling World Mortal Kombat 11 SOMA Undertale B+ Tier: Battlefield 1 Transistor ARK: Survival Evolved Red Dead Redemption 2 Infamous: Second Son Far Cry 4 Mortal Kombat X No Man's Sky Death Stranding The Evil Within B Tier thru C Tier: Until Dawn South Park: The Fractured But Whole The Evil Within 2 Gravity Rush 2 Life is Strange Resident Evil 3: Remake Dying Light Outlast Mirror's Edge Catalyst Animal Crossing: New Horizons BAD: Mass Effect: Andromeda WWE 2K15 OMITTED (haven't finished but on list): The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt The Witness Persona 5 God of War Horizon: Zero Dawn Super Smash Bros Ultimate Into the Breach Divinity: Original Sin II Celeste Good generation, all told. I'm sure there's stellar stuff I'm not even aware of, but I'm more than happy with what I've played. The first ten games listed are all experiences I'm not going to forget for a very, very long time.
  8. I mean it's a nice game and all (and the game that got me into the series) but when I'm talking about my *favorite* games, ehhhh
  9. Maybe I'm thinking of movies
  10. The review embargo is before the game comes out. That's usually a sign the company is confident in it. Reviews will post July 14th. Hell, Halo 2's review embargo was 2 days before release.
  11. Ghost of Tsushima looks like it might end up another disappointment. It looks great but it's never a good sign when the review embargo is right before the release of the game.
  12. So now that I've played TLOU2 and recently gave Horizon another shot (I still didn't like it), that about wraps it up for PS4, with the exception of Ghost of Tsushima. I don't know if I'm going to buy that or rent it next year so I can add that in to my rankings eventually but below I'll rank all of the PS4 exclusives I played. I won't list baseball games, re-releases or little BS games like Resogun but I will give PS4 bonus points for stuff like No Man's Sky and the underrated Stories: The Path of Destinies being console exclusives for a while. What a terrific bounceback PS4 was for Sony. 01. Spider-Man 02. Ratchet & Clank 03. Infamous: Second Son 04. God of War 05. Uncharted 4 06. The Last of Us Part II 07. Infamous: First Light 08. LittleBigPlanet 3 09. The Order: 1886 10. Killzone Shadow Fall 11. Horizon: Zero Dawn 12. Days Gone 13. Knack 2 Both Infamous games were awesome and I think First Light might've had better gameplay than Second Son but it isn't ranked too high because it wasn't a full game. Uncharted 4 gets major props for being a rare franchise to provide a wholly satisfying ending without leading up to yet another sequel, prequel or spinoff. When Sony eventually gets a new developer to take the reigns and they have Drake's daughter as the star with an aged Nate in the Sully role, I won't be playing it. Uncharted 4 was a perfect ending and in this day and age you have to choose when you quit franchises because they all go on forever. The only reason why TLOU is as high as it is is because the great gameplay carries it. The Order is underrated. Horizon is overrated.
  13. New Spiritbox.
  14. The way it plays is the most important part of a video game. Destiny is the most fun FPS around but the story is trash and that's fine with me. I'm a big fan of stories in games but if the story is good and the gameplay sucks, I won't play it. And judging by the sales of Telltale games, I'm not the only one who feels this way. Poor underrated BioShock 2, never getting any love.
  15. I do agree that any kind of protesters are part of that problem, but so are the anti-mask scumbags who crowd the beaches, etc.
  16. You misunderstood--Portal 2 had a great story, albeit one that played out in the background of the gameplay.
  17. This might be the most crazy and obvious sign of bias in the media. These are the headlines for some recent events. So apparently, protests with a couple hundred sometimes couple thousand people spread the virus everywhere. But hundreds of thousands of people together slowed the spread. Yeah ok. The best part is almost every article saying the BLM didn't spread the virus (which is a lot) blames memorial day gatherings and bars. Even better is one article condemning the Anti-Lockdown protests specifically mentioned Florida. Florida was fine until the BLM protests. Florida never went over 1500 cases in a day until about...2 weeks after the BLM protests and it never looked back. Yes I still blame bars and clubs like I said before I just find it hilarious they refuse to see the obvious to tell people fake news Anti-Lockdown Protests: US lockdown protests may have spread virus widely, cellphone data suggests. (The Guardian) Anti-Lockdown: Michigan anti-lockdown protesters spread COVID-19 to rural areas (salon) Black Lives Matter protests: Nationwide Protests Haven't Caused a COVID-19 Spike (So Far.) Here's What We Can Learn From That (Time) BLM Protests: Black Lives Matter protests may have slowed overall spread of coronavirus in Denver and other cities, new study finds (Colorado Sun)
  18. Would you consider Portal 2 a bad story? I don't know that I would consider a lack of story or a simple one a bad story. Sometimes a game like Portal 2 just needs good writing which is really where I think it shines. I've beat the game multiple times and can't even remember the basis of it. And I agree. I'll take fun gameplay over a great story.
  19. From their upcoming album "West Technique".
  20. Parabelle shared a video....
  21. One of the best new albums in awhile for me holy crap...
  22. 1. I think this is a loaded question because "it's been overwhelmingly hated" is a faulty premise. I'm not aware of many review aggregate sites for games, but on Metacritic at least, the game's sitting dead even at 5/10 with user ratings despite an absolutely massive review-bombing campaign. It's received a lot of backlash and obviously there's plenty of disappointed fans, but it's not like the The Last of Us 2 subreddit (where you get downvoted to hell for daring to make a positive comment about the game) is reflective of the general population. I literally just finished the game, and I've been putting in hours every night to try and get through it so I could talk about it. Most people aren't going to beat and judge a 30 hour game in a week. Most people probably won't beat a 30 hour game, period. Only 53% of the people who played The Last of Us 1 beat it. Sony won't give a shit about online vitriol, especially if the game is sitting near the top of lots of GOTY lists at the end of the year as it likely will be. 2. It obviously depends on the balance of game/story, but my general rule is that if a game is going to let the gameplay take a backseat, the story better be damn good--well above the standard set by most video game stories. Spider-Man gave me this issue--the story was fine, but not good enough to justify how often it required me to stop enjoying it as a video game. Any Rockstar story from the last ten years also applies here. Video game developers are usually much better at making fun games than they are at creative writing, so I think gameplay is on average more important. I'm gonna just name off some of my favorite games... Resident Evil 4 and 2, Bloodborne, Hitman: Contracts and Blood Money, Dino Crisis, Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite, Alien: Isolation, Dead Space, Sekiro, The Last of Us, Uncharted 2, XCOM 2, Portal 2. Other than making me feel really young, what I get out of that list is that most of the games I love have stories that range from mediocre to outright bad, and the good ones are usually in the background of the stellar gameplay (Bloodborne, Portal 2). The Bioshock games are probably the only ones there where I value the strength of the story over the gameplay, and they still have really good gameplay.
  23. So 2 questions I have after this release. 1. Would you guys consider this game a success because it sold 4 million copies in first 3 days or a failure because it's been fairly overwhelmingly hated by the people playing it? If I was Sony I would see almost the entire player base of Japan trying to get rid of their copies as a negative no matter how well it sold. But in reality companies only see $$$ 2. Would you guys rather have a great game with a shitty story or an ok game with a great story? I think this is fairly subjective and genres play a big part but I think story is more important since that is usually more of the experience.
  24. I got my physical copy in the mail today and am listening to it as I type this. This is absolutely pure beauty!
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