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  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic So about Elden Ring's combat.... on the General Discussion board

    i actually don't mind the pacing or feel of combat- it's just something i adjust to, for better or worse. if i can have one pet peeve on the combat side though- it's the enemy animations. i can't tell...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Elden Ring.. oh Elden Ring!. on the Elden Ring board

    @mindbullet said: I'm enjoying Elden Ring, but I'm not enjoying it as much as most people seem to be. At this point it feels like I'm playing a video game while everyone else is communing with God. Ei...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic The Reviews Are In. on the Elden Ring board

    @efesell said: The more I play of this the more impressed I am with the open world. ha, this is interesting cuz i was just logging on to say i'm not completely sold on the open-worldify-ing just yet....

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic The Reviews Are In. on the Elden Ring board

    @nodima said: To me that doesn't feel like a positive or negative decision, simply a decision. Am I alone in this? Because I didn't find "discovery" to be a specific charm of Breath of the Wild, eith...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic The Reviews Are In. on the Elden Ring board

    @zombiepie said:I really wish some of these reviews were written by newcomers rather than hardcore fans of the works of From. yeah- this is a thought i keep returning to. i have no doubt the quality ...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Are videogame stories too simple? Should they be more complex/philosophy based so they can be taken seriously? Specifically AAA.. on the General Discussion board

    hmm- i don't think complexity necessarily confers sophistication or quality. there's plenty of traditional media that is overwrought and overburdened by trying to be too clever and/or complex. we coul...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Elden Ring.. oh Elden Ring!. on the Elden Ring board

    i think the thing i'm most interested to see is how a wider design space affects the combat, exploration and encounters. so much of what they do seems predicated on being able to anticipate with some ...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic So Netflix just announced a Bioshock movie. on the General Discussion board

    for me the bioshock games are all setting and no characters, so the notion of a movie gets me partially stoked for the costume and set designers of the world- but i'm not particularly optimistic they'...

  • mellotronrules posted a message on the post Horizon Forbidden West.

    digital foundry did a nice analysis of the visuals-tl;dr is- i think given how good the decima engine looks on the various platforms it inhabits, it's easy to overlook the fidelity increases on curre...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Alex-y Quest, the spiritual successor to Mass Alex, is happening.. on the Mass Effect: Andromeda board

    @nodima said: Nextlander looks like the old thing and Giant Bomb looks like a new thing, but in practice it does feel like Nextlander is trying to do most things other than their actual production di...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic What's your favorite game that none of the staff clicked with.. on the General Discussion board

    @junkerman said: Most recently probably Guardians of the Galaxy I guess though I dont follow GB content too closely these days and maybe missed some discussion. i'm offended on behalf of janathans ev...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic What's your favorite game that none of the staff clicked with.. on the General Discussion board

    @topcyclist: i think vinny and ben spoke pretty highly of Dad of War. maybe it just surfaced at GOTY so it feels passed over. hmm that's tough- i don't really have a favorite game that was completely ...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Alex-y Quest, the spiritual successor to Mass Alex, is happening.. on the Mass Effect: Andromeda board

    @bitbat said:This is so weird to me, when they left GB I was expecting Nextlander to be the ones trying new exciting things while GB continued to work within their cosy comfort zone but it has turned...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Sad state of GB in 2022. on the General Discussion board

    my advice: branch out. you can't control what gb produces, but you can control what you consume.try some new sites/producers on for size. i'm loving what gb is putting out right now (for me this the b...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic This actually looks decent on a base PS4.. on the Horizon Forbidden West board

    yeah, i'll be on a base PS4 for launch so i'll be sure to report back. i expect some slowdown, but fortunately i'm not terribly sensitive to that. but yeah- pleased to see that it appears eminently pl...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic What is your favorite jrpg battle system?. on the General Discussion board

    call me basic but the last combat system i remember having fun with is Fire Emblem: Three Houses. though i'm not sure if tactics games count. otherwise basic turn-based with a little bit of time pres...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Do you think critics of media and overall pop culture have swayed negative? Are we jaded by so much good content!. on the General Discussion board

    sidestepping the whole streamer/influencer element- i think there's an unfortunate conflating of criticism with negativity that often happens. 'video games' as a medium is maturing, and so it's only n...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Star Citizen abandons its feature roadmap entirely. on the General Discussion board

    @bigsocrates: and to think it all started with horse armor. truly started from the bottom now the whole team here.

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Star Citizen abandons its feature roadmap entirely. on the General Discussion board

    yeah, this thing continues to be truly incredible. for what's ostensibly a WING COMMANDER successor. it has to be a crypto mining front of some kind, right?

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic How are consoles justified at this point?. on the General Discussion board

    relevant to this conversation. so long as a company can put up these numbers and then sell software to a base that large, any hardware is 'justified' irrespective of specs.