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@Alex Shedlock @bonny78 I kind of disagree...I find the books to be masterfully written. They're able to tell a massive and expansive story all about political intrigue and world building, but can still manage to connect you to individual characters on a personal level. Granted, I've never seen the show, so I can't make a comparison between the two, but I feel like it's a bit disingenuous to call the books long-winded. They're incredibly ambitious, if anything.
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@dancingmind excellent examples. While the retlationship between both Ico and Yorda was at times tedious, I agree that it was definitely unique and innovative.
Great point about Beyond Good and Evil as well. Jade is by far one of my favorite female leads in games, I think.
Thanks for the read!
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Yeah, it could be interesting to see what the implications are moving forward. I'm curious to see if this catches on anywhere else. Thanks for the read!
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I felt like the killing was justified in a great way, actually. There are moments when Lara tries to reason with the enemy, and there are emotionally charged moments when rage consumes her and she's ready to do whatever she has to to survive. In the context, the violence makes sense.
As far as needing more puzzles, I felt like, while it didn't have quite as elaborate of puzzles as past Tomb Raider games, puzzle solving felt much more realistic and intuitive this time around. It was about using your resources and making the best of a crappy situation. Essentially, it was a great integration of realism and is a great tool to modernize the direction of the franchise. That being said, I expect the next installment to take on a much more classic Tomb Raider feel. Either way, I loved it. GOTY so far for me.
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@Bejje So, you need to go up to the top level to the man of ordinary strength booth. Pick up the dumbell there, then take it down to the magician. Put it on his table, and he'll make it disappear. Then, carry the invisible weight with you to the weight guessing game and jump on the platform. The invisible weight will make the guesser's number inaccurate and win you the ticket . The cupcake can just be thrown to the side. Hope this helps! I was stuck on this one forever...
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Interesting perspective. Although I'd argue that Sony is the most innovation friendly company in terms of the freedom they give indie developers on their platform. Something like Journey probably wouldn't have flown on Xbox Live Arcade, and that's something to celebrate.
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Only because Ron wasn't on it ;)
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Fair enough. It'd still be interesting to see them do some other things with boss fights in 2, though. Thanks for the read!
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I'd also recommend The Unfinished Swan, the Resistance series, and Little Big Planet (mostly because of all the great UGC on there). Otherwise, great list!
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Steel Battalion needs to be at the top of this list.
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Totally agree. In many ways, I felt like the Desmond missions were ultimately more compelling and meaningful than the Connor ones. And the lack of UI was an interesting touch.
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Conker = WIN.
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@mfparrott- There are a lot of different gaming headsets out there...I know my brother is a big fan of Turtle Beaches, and I have friends who swear by Astro Gaming Headsets. Google both of those for more info. Also, Best Buy usually has a Gaming headset setup on the floor in any one of their locations, so they might be able to give you a bit more help tailored to your situation.
Hope this helps! Might I also suggest he gets some new friends? These guys don't sound very nice...
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Sounds awesome. I'm optimistic that the additional time put into this game makes it all worth the while.
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Thanks, man! Glad you enjoyed it :)
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Agree 100% with all of these. Add in a zombies mode with a bit more L4D-style depth, and ths list would be complete.
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I was also surprised at the Vita's lukewarm reception and the closing of 38 Studios. Great piece!
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