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    Currenty playing the new Doom Eternal. Really good game, I'm having a lot of fun with the new movement options they added.

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    Started playing Venus Blood Frontier. Damn the game just drops you straight into gameplay with zero tutorials, thats hardcore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeblord View Post
    Started playing Venus Blood Frontier. Damn the game just drops you straight into gameplay with zero tutorials, thats hardcore.
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    Continuing on my journey to finish my favourite series, I played "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End". And I haz some thoughts:

    Hoo boy, it's very noticable that Amy Hennig is not the writer of this one. It reminds me a lot of Arkham Knight, though thankfully not as bad when it comes to ending a franchise - also several flaws actually stem from coming after U3 which hasn't been displaced as the weakest game in the franchise.

    For the most part the gameplay is at its best with only minor complaints such as the random disappearance of the grenade throwback mechanic causing enemies to spam grenades. Anyways, the story is where most of the problems lie - the influence of The Last of Us is definitely felt as cutscenes go on forever in an attempt to tell a more dramatic narrative to what used to be swashbuckling adventure. The epilogue in particularly was excruciatingly egregious as it was far too long and saccharine for so little payoff.

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    Rafe and Nadine were terrible villains. The former represents all the weaknesses of the Uncharted villains in that they tend to be numbskulls who just follow after Drake as he solves all the puzzles and they have a clunky as all hell boss fight at the end. But at least Rafe had something of a character which could not be said for Nadine who is literally just the muscle until she cuts and runs at the end.

    Next we come to mister macguffin himself, Samuel Drake. Aside from coming out of nowhere and contradicting previously established canon, I initially didn't have much a problem with his character. He had good chemistry with Nate, and trying to gain the treasure to pay off his life debt to Hector was an interesting change to the formula of treasure hunting. But then we find out all of that was a lie to manipulate Nate into helping him get the treasure to satisfy his own ego. Worst of all is that it's completely brushed under the carpet after the reveal and Sam walks off scot free despite all the nonsense he pulled. He really should've died surrounded by the treasure during the climax so that the whole theme of hubris before a fall wouldn't have been wasted.

    Lastly, the devs really can't seem to make up their minds if Nathan is a descendant of Francis Drake or not. In the first two games he was, but then U3 suddenly suggests that maybe that isn't true. U4 starts off by blatantly confirming that Nate and Sam were just nobodies obsessed with Drake only to have the second half of the game have Cassandra very unsubtly hint that they really were Drake's secret descendants all along. Talk about flip flopping~

    There's other stuff I could complain about, like the handling of Elena's character, but I've rambled far too much for one day...


    Despite all my grievances with the plot, it was a decent ending and finally closed the book on Nathan Drake's adventures so I wouldn't be opposed to a new Uncharted game so long as it featured a new cast with fresh ideas.

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    The game also lacked the "oh fuck!" enemy. The one where every time it shows up you know you're gonna die a few times, and use a bunch of ammo. The thing that makes you think you're in over your head and maybe you should start cheesing out or running away. Revenants, Yeti, Djinn, and what? Exploding corpses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeblord View Post
    Started playing Venus Blood Frontier. Damn the game just drops you straight into gameplay with zero tutorials, thats hardcore.
    Gameplay loop for Venus Blood games: start game full of optimism, I’m really gonna do it this time —> get frustrated —> download 100% save —> just skip to all the post-corruption scenes —> Yes, I earned this ending

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    Started playing "Pathfinder: Kingmaker".

    ...I'll be damned, the game is amazing, but Disco Elysium seems to have reawakened something in me, something that had lain dormant for years: my love of good, deep stories in RPGs. Now that my hopes have been rekindled and I no longer believe Planescape: Torment was an irrepetible miracle, I fear I will never be able to enjoy "normal" stories in RPGs ever again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcjon01 View Post
    Gameplay loop for Venus Blood games: start game full of optimism, I’m really gonna do it this time —> get frustrated —> download 100% save —> just skip to all the post-corruption scenes —> Yes, I earned this ending
    Speak for yourself. I earn my waifus, through blood, sweat, and... other fluids. In terms of favorite goddesses, Odin is a foregone conclusion, but in terms of favorite demons, surprisingly, Disir. Boobs bigger than what I normally like, but she is fairly short. She's the secret unlock (AKA the wiki does not directly list how to unlock her yet, and I had to do so through trial and error) and more importantly, she's undead. Both in-story and tagged in-game, as such. That's a bigger plus than I expected.
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