Hall of Greats Compendium



  • I'm a fan of the game Ian brought to this HOG and I felt like his presentation was spot on for that game. I still think it's a game that people have to experience for themselves. Also, Damiani did a great job making it all work considering the circumstances.



  • @shoulderguy It's the one game I want to try, and since it's supposed to get a console port and re-release on PC at some point in 2020, I'm excited for a first playthrough for it.



  • I reviewed Ian's entry for a publication called WhatCulture back in the day. It's a terrible review, but the game itself holds a special place in my heart. It's something you really need to play as blind as possible. I think Ian explained it very well when he says that the game is an open book but then still manages to subvert your expectations.



  • As I promised after the last HoG, since I don't see any updates from last night's gathering, here are the stats, if anyone is interested:

    "Q2" 2020, July 2020

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Brad) 14
    Yakuza 0 (Huber) 12

    Bayonetta (Ben) 9
    Journey (Jones) 6
    Katamari Damacy (Bloodworth) 4
    Metal Gear Rising: Revengence (Damiani) 2
    The Stanley Parable (Ian) 1
    Huntdown (Don) 0 Banned until Q2 2021



  • If anyone saw the Community Showcase, or missed it. I made a website for the Hall of Greats! Here is the link if you care at all. https://hall-of-greats.herokuapp.com/



  • @brunojoey I did and wanted to respond to you directly to say I think it's AWESOME. I shouted you out in my recent post for our Top Games of the Decade countdown thread, but to truncate what I said: it's an incredible resource and I recognize the effort you put in. It's fantastic!



  • @Brannox oh awesome!!! Thanks for the shoutout there! Glad you like it a bunch! From one HoG stat nerd to another!



  • @brunojoey This is nice! What is it made in?

    Also, thehallofgreats.com is very cheap on Google Domains. Just an idea!



  • @hazz3r So it was made with React, a few React Libraries, and MongoDB mostly!

    That could definitely be an interesting way to do it actually!



  • Well! Now the website is www.thehallofgreats.com! Thanks for the idea @Hazz3r! Very very nifty idea!



  • @brunojoey Nice! I've just found the Repo on your github. I may send a few PRs your way if you're open to them?



  • @hazz3r yeah of course! that’s fine right me! The more objective eyes to look at it the better!



  • @brunojoey Awesome. I've never actually used express before. All the React Apps that I've worked on have been statically hosted, but I see how express and mongo is the simplest way to get your back end up and running. Might help me learn a thing or too.



  • @hazz3r Welcome! Glad it'll be a helpful thing for ya! Usually I have been more comfortable with front-end so wanted to try out some back-end practice!



  • I bought Sim City 4 yesterday, since it’s $4 on Steam! I realized, I’ve bought a lot of Don’s games. The only ones I probably won’t get are Pandemonium and Jurassic Park. Super Mario Maker, I have 2, so I have it essentially! Trials Fusion is tempting, so maybe one day. Alien vs Predator seems quite elusive so who knows about that one



  • If anyone hasn't seen, the website has Hall of Greats listed for Tuesday night! Ceremony #14! My hope is that it's time for Breath of the Wild or God of War. My website will hopefully be updated that Wednesday!



  • Excellent. Great way to end the year.



  • Going through all the old Hall of Greats this evening while I'm cooking dinner (won't get through them all, but I just wanted a recap). I'll probably go on a small media blackout tomorrow until I'm able to watch it because I may not be able to watch it live. Just getting myself stoked!

    What's everyone's favorite inductee and/or presentation?



  • @happygaming World of Warcraft is always the first one I think of because it won the first time it was brought back from being banned. Jones delivered a great case for it that made me want it in The Hall, and I haven't even played it.



  • Favorite inductee: Final Fantasy VII

    Favorite presentation? Ian's interactive text based "Choose your own nominee" that ultimately was decided to be Silent Hill at HoG 12, a.k.a the last group stream (and I think last overall) EZA did in the Studio pre-COVID.