So with the new year approaching, I thought this would be a neat idea from a subreddit I stumbled upon.
The idea is to basically make a list for yourself of 12 backlog games you have that you'll want to play over the next 12 months, hence the 12 in 12.
For someone like me that does a fairly bad job of handling the backlog I find it as a potentially good way of motivating myself to beating these darn games and I think it may be good for others, on top of allowing for a space to comment and on the progress and what we think of the games after playing them.
This is the list I came up with for myself.
West of Loathing
Alice Madness Returns
D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die
Mark of the Ninja
Trails in the Sky
The Silver Case
So I encourage anyone else that finds the idea appealing to go ahead and share a list, and feel free to add as many as you like in there, the idea is simply to help yourself order things and commenting on the games after playing them if desired.
I'm not going to go over every post here so I'll just post my opinion which may echo what some have said before.
Yes I would love EZA to make more reviews, more shows, more content, top tens, more retrospectives, but I'm well aware they are not in the best position for doing all of this things right now.
I honestly don't care much for streams except for the ones covering events, and a few odd ones here and there, so I don't even consume what they are doing the most at the moment.
But I remember when I heard that GT was closed, I was seriously sad when that happened, as I had only recently rediscovered the new and improved GT and I was consuming their content like crazy, when EZA was announced I knew that if they retained what made them special before I would stick with them no matter what, and so far that has definitively been the case.
I'm not interested in everything they put out, but Tabletop Escapades, the podcast and frame trap are staples of every week, and I always end up watching Fiasconauts at some point, aside from that we have brilliant things like the betting specials, that is something I would have never asked of anyone and now it is something that I wouldn't be able to do without. Add to that other nonsense like the Dinorama extravaganza and the Hall of Fame voting process and there's so much good stuff that EZA is providing me that I just wouldn't be able to complain in a real way.
So depending on what people are looking for I do believe there could be a case for not getting what they would like from the group, but for myself and many others what they are providing us is much more than what I could have expected.
I'm afraid of sounding like a broken record, but there's only one choice for me.
I shouldn't have to explain that the trailer is awesome, because just watch it and tell me it isn't, but for me the moment it came out it was mindblowing. I was on my way to work on the bus, and I was watching the live stream from the japanese event, praying that we would get a release date and that my mobile connection wouldn't fail.
It was a trailer that made me even more excited for the thing I've waited for the most in my life, and now that it is out and it is my favorite game, I can't possibly pick another trailer over it.
My beginning with anime was the same as it was for every kid in my country, one of the free tv channels in the country had an anime block from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, it changed a little from time to time but for a long time it was the following
5:00 Ranma 1/2
5:30 Saint Seya
6:00 Dragon Ball
It was very common for all the kids to talk about the episodes from the day before in school, we eventually also got Fox Kids which at the time had Shaman King, Digimon, and some others, so I got into those even though they weren't really as popular as a whole. At the same time or maybe a bit later Cartoon Network started showing Sakura, Samurai X and a few others that I can't remember right now.
Other than that I think I started getting more into anime when a friend of my brother lend us his DVDs of Evangelion and Hellsing (illegal copies of course) soon after that we also got to see Cowboy Beebop, and I think that not too long after that I started looking for anime to download and watch, since at the time that was the only real option here for watching anime, other than whatever happened to be shown on TV which has been getting more scarce as time goes by.
edit: I forgot that at some point Yu Gi Oh came into my life, and even though I no longer play that terrible game, it did introduce me to TCGs, including Magic which I love and I'm still as active as much as I can in competitive tournaments so I do owe it in a way.
@musou-tensei said in The Naughty Dog Agenda:
WIth the time more and more people will realize that this bs simpy doesn't make good games, especially not those you'd want to spend 60 bucks on, it happened in the comic industry, it will happen in the gaming industry.
Does it make for bad games? Because even if you can argue that is the case there doesn't seem to any argument for thinking that this will decline or that it has let to failures, and tbh this just seems like a point of view that is very skewed towards your personal conception which I think we can agree is representative of a very niche audience.
Regardless of who is involved CD Project is on the right punishing someone that violated the agreements of their presentation, there's no discussion there.
Specifically for Shane, I didn't even know this involved him, I never liked him so I don't follow him at all but I knew that this had happened, I just guessed it was some random youtuber, knowing that it is a veteran of the industry I can only say it is unbelievably stupid from his part, and again he'll have to deal with the consequences of his clearly incorrect actions.
The Witcher 3 9.5/10
Easily one of my top 10 games of all time, despite my initial doubts and little annoyances here and there that are absolutely eclipsed quality of the game, playing through it was simply fantastic and it ended up being worth all of the hype, and I haven't even touched Blood and Wine yet so still plenty to go through.
After this, my hype levels for Cyberpunk have gone off the charts, as if they weren't high enough before.
I just have to say, having played the game including Full Body and seeing most of the content, and staying purposely unaware of spoilers, I'm not even sure what was the trans issue people talked about, I consider myself a very open person in this subject, but I won't say I'm 100% confortable with everything in that area, I just think it is everyone's personal business and more power to them, I never saw something that made me think it was talking about something in an inadequate way, maybe I missed something, but as far I'm concerned it was a non-issue.
Paper Mario and The Thousand Year Door
I guess that number ten is ... acceptable...
In all honesty I never had a doubt that we would see it on the list, it was just a matter of seeing where we would see it, and while I hoped it would be a little higher, just seeing the games that come right before it (and the ones that are probably coming), and considering that Persona really is dwarfed when compared to the other games that are near the top, in terms of brand recognition, I can't really underestimate the fact that this is a great position for it on the list.
Now I can only hope that what some have said is true, and P5 is a better game, and that come february you heathens and non believers will wake up to the glory that is Persona!!!
Until then I guess I'll take the highest "small" game on the list.
As an american that has never lived in the US I don't have a great affiliation to thanksgiving either, but the events of the last two days in my country have made me think a lot about how fortunate we are and how much we should be grateful for.
I'm reffering to Huricane Otto, which if you don't know struck Costa Rica(my country) and Nicaragua late last night, the north part of the country is devastated, and there's, all things, considered a small amount of casualties (things are probably similar or worse in the south of Nicaragua), the central part of the country were most of our population lives including myself is pretty much unscathed, with it being protected by a valley, nonetheless the country took a big hit and there's a lot of people currently without homes, electricity and clean water.
I don't mean to make a huge deal of this in here, but I did want to bring up that this being the first time since I was a child were we have been in actual peril from a phenomenon like this, it has made really put into perspective how fickle life can be, and how things can change so drastically in a manner of days because of things out of control, so I think it is a great opportunity to remember that we should be truly grateful for a lot of things we usually take for granted.
I honestly don't even know how to begin this one
Such disrespect for the Empress Mitsuru will not be tolerated, being placed beneath a filthy vermin, preposterous I say!!!