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  1. I'm not sure how much I'd extrapolate the Rllmuk games of the decade out into the wider world considering the placement of say Minecraft.
  2. Eastshade is great. If you enjoy walking about in an Elder Scrolls game and taking in the scenery I'd recommend it.
  3. Can't believe Slay the Spire got done like this. It made it all the way to floor #1, it had everything going for it, seeing off the various challenges in floors 20 to 2 and then the final boss fucked us. Poetic.
  4. I got pretty bored of it by the end. You're doing kind of the same thing over and over again. They do a really good job on the portrayal though and I can see why people are so enamoured with it.
  5. Just finished the goty podcasts. They were not good. Anyway I know ya’ll hate Ben in here but that guy single handily got Disco Elysium into the top 10 so he’s now the best member of staff. He’s great and I love him.
  6. Slay the Spire could actually be in with a chance.
  7. Was Max Payne unintentionally funny? I thought that was the whole point of the game. The name alone is a clear pisstake.
  8. Maybe you should feel silly for coming in halfway through something that Benny and co have put a lot of work into and derailing it with this criticism. If you don't like it then maybe start the discussion after it's finished or in a few months when the planning for 2020 starts up?
  9. If only there was another place on the internet I could find a ranked list of the games of the year with a strictly positive write up underneath each entry.
  10. I've always viewed these awards as a ranked list of what the forums favourite games are and then the reaction from the handful forum members who put the list together. I don't see the problem with that.
  11. I'm surprised that Outer Wilds is only at 10 considering so many people on the forum like Breath of the Wild. The two games have a lot in common (exploring and experimenting).
  12. Great write up. The game gets a bit of a bum rap for being irreverent and overly ironic in a "all sides are a joke" South Park kind of way. But I think that's the wrong takeaway from DE. This game has heart and there is a message of hope underpinning all the whacky, ironic and sometime just depressing stuff you come across. I've never played a game that wants to talk about the things DE wants to talk about. I've never seen a game look at capitalism, communism and liberalism in the way DE does. There's no way it could touch the subjects DE touches without absolute top tier writing and luckily enough DE has it in spades. Oh also it's fucking hilarious. Like laugh out loud funny. When is the last time you laughed out loud playing a game? I did so like 3 times before leaving the first building you start in. Similar to what BoTW and The Witcher 3 did to open worlds, or back in the day Doom did to the FPS, this is a game changer for narrative based RPGs and to be honest games writing in general. Disco Elysium has raised the bar.
  13. Zael

    Outer Wilds

    Thanks for spoiling the 5 hour podcast.
  14. Wow I didn't expect that score for Pathologic 2
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    Narrated Games

    I love the narrator from Darkest Dungeon.
  16. Trying to finish off the goty list which includes: FFXIV Shadowbringers, Fallen Order, Children of Morta, Luigi's Mansion, Death Stranding and Sayonara Wild Hearts. So I'll have the list complete sometime in 2021.
  17. I don't think this is correct. Some synergies are really strong and if you manage to combine them that's great. But the game is way more about the 99 other times you don't get the strong synergies and having to come up with answers with the cards you're given.
  18. Still got some games to play but I have enough done I can take a stab at it. Game of the Year A1. Disco Elysium A2. Slay the Spire A3. Sekiro A4. Fire Emblem A5. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Biggest Disappointment of the Year (game, hardware, or anything else) Z1. Anthem Z2. Outer Worlds Z3. Wargroove Z4. Z5. Sound Design of the Year S1. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers S2. Outer Wilds S3. Disco Elysium Visual Design of the Year V1. Outer Wilds V2. Ape Out V3. Eastshade Writing of the Year W1. Disco Elysium W2. Control W3. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Gaming Format (System) of the Year F1. PC Publisher or Developer of the Year P1. Respawn Entertainment Best Supported Game (released pre 2019) of the Year B1. Total War: Warhammer 2 Your game of the year that didn't come out this year (basically what is your favourite game you played this year that came out in 2018 or earlier) X1. Wow Classic Best game character of the year C1. Kim Kitsuragi (Disco Elysium) C2. Dr. Darling (Control) C3. Emet-Selch (Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers) And the big one: Game of the Decade D1. The Witcher 3 D2. Skyrim D3. Mass Effect 2 D4. Dota 2 D5. Red Dead Redemption 2 D6. XCOM: Enemy Unknown D7. Hotline Miami D8. Fallout New Vegas D9. Disco Elysium D10. Telltale's The Walking Dead S1
  19. Health packs or an equivalent are not good and regenerating health is better in every way.
  20. Dota 2 is Valve' s greatest accomplishment outside Steam.
  21. Finished this yesterday and I think it might be the first Obsidian game I've not enjoyed. Just thought the writing and quest structure was super shallow, the combat was ok at best and the rest of the RPG systems (level ups, inventory, itemization) was bad.
  22. Zael

    Disco Elysium

    Yeah I think there are certain fail states that are even better than passing the checks and they're great. But the game does have some fail states that just blocks you from content, particularly the stuff around the church. Which isn't great.
  23. Nah, it's not about any futuristic stuff. It's about a city that used to be ruled by a monarchy then had a brief spell of communism which was stomped out by outside forces. Instead of "what it means to be human in the future of robotics" it's more "what it means to be someone living in a city crushed by the turmoil of various political forces". That and a detective story.
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