Best posts made by benoit489
RE: Game Recommendation
I'd recommend Alpha Protocol, it came out 6 years ago so hopefully your computer can play it! This game is all about the story. It features a robust dialogue system that actually matters, you can go an entire play though and not meet some major characters simply because of the decisions you made. It delivers on everything Mass Effect didn't. Your decisions will drive the story and how it ends.
It got slammed when it released for being a buggy mess (typical Obsidian) but it has been patched (only had the game freeze once on me when I played it 4 or 5 years ago). Looks and plays similar to a third person shooter, but with RPG elements. This can drive some people crazy when they line up a head shot but it doesn't register as one. It was never an issue during my play through but it could be a valid complaint.
RE: Hard But Fair Games (Aside from Dark Souls)
Gotta give a nod to Super Meat Boy! The game showed a replay of all your deaths (simultaneously) after completing a level. Watching all of your failures along the way to beating a level was somewhat hilarious and helped release all that built up tension from failing over and over again.
RE: Second Chance Games
Super Mario 3D World
Did the bare minimum to beat this game. Eventually came back to it a year later and got hooked on it. Had way more fun than I did originally. Not really sure what changed, but I think it had to do with trying to collect things the second time around and exploring the levels more.
This was my first M game and the beginning violence was off putting. Came back to it after a year (only played 30 minutes originally) and loved the crap out of it. The good ending is still my favorite.
RE: Games you feel compelled to go back and replay?
I fall into a Pokemon void every few years. It brings my backlog progress to a screeching halt for at least a few months. The first time it happened I built a complete loving Dex in Platinum. The second time was last year and I worked on breeding competitive Pokemon that I will never use because battling is too stressful. I still like to pretend like I'm the collector from the 2nd movie. I've got the most powerful Pokemon.
RE: Kill Your Babies!
I'll have to take Uncharted 2 out of the picture. I never see yellow piping and ledges like I do in this game. Completely kills immersion.
Super Mario Galaxy
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Grand Theft Auto V
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Batman: Arkham City
Resident Evil 4
Mass Effect 2
The Last of Us
Halo: Combat Evolved
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Ninja Gaiden Black
RE: Nintendrones Unite
I was there at the Wii U launch and I am cautiously hyped for the NX.
Unfortunately, I can't help but be negative with current Nintendo. Their decisions are so baffling sometimes.
"People like battling in Mario Kart, we should gimp it!"
"The VC was a hit on the Wii, how about we put minimal effort into it this time."
"32 GB is pretty good for a home console, right?"
"Let's make the storage on Amiibo so small, it can only hold one game save ata time, but still market it as compatible with multiple games."
It still blows my mind that while Nintendo was designing their online system for the Wii U, they told testers and developers to not mention PSN and Xbox Live in their feedback because the online team had no knowledge of them. How do you develop something completely in the dark when their competitors offerings are on full display?
And then they bring us solid gold in Pikmin 3, 3D World, Tropical Freeze, and hopefully BotW.
I just don't know what to expect next.
RE: What kind of game trailer appeals to you?
I can't nail down a specific kind of trailer, but only 2 really stick out to me, and they are similar.
The first is my favorite. It's the mad world trailer for Gears of War. Completely doesn't jive with the actual game, but this footage cut to this music is too perfect.
My second favorite is the believe trailer for Halo 3.
To be honest, I'm not sure if you'd call these trailers or commercials. They sold me on the games more than a typical trailer showing no actual gameplay would. I think it's because they capture your imagination the way a basic "here's how you run and gun" trailer couldn't.
Dreams do come true: RollerCoaster Tycoon ported to mobile!
Didn't see anybody post about this on any of the forums I frequent, but I almost fainted when I saw this beauty sitting in the App Store. Only $6 to buy RCT Classic, a faithful port of the original game and sequel. Unfortunately, it's another $6 to get the Toolkit that contains the Scenario & Ride Editor along with an import and export function to share saves/scenarios with friends and RCT 2 on the PC. To be fair, you're getting a lot of game for $12.
I was concerned it might not be easy to manage on a small phone screen, but it works well on my iPhone 6. I typically play on my iPad but that's just because I like having all the real estate to work with.
Definitely check this out if you're a fan of the series or if you like sim games.
RE: How many games have you completed this year so far?
Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)
Child of Light (Wii U)
Far Cry 4 (PS4)
God of War III Remastered (PS4)
Currently playing the Last Guardian on my PS4 and rotating between Zelda and Snake Pass on my Switch. Taking my sweet time with Zelda, I want it to last as long as possible. I got Horizon for my birthday, and I've got heavy hitters sitting in my backlog like Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3, not to mention I put 80 hours into Skyrim. I'm gonna be burnt out on open world games soon. I bought Snake Pass and God of War just to give myself some space from Zelda and Far Cry.
RE: E3 2017 Conference Ratios
This is wonderful, I'd love it if you went back and did it for some of the most infamous E3 shows. I recently watched Nintendo's conference from 2008 again. It's so bad, but is love to see it broken down in a chart. You could even introduce a section for "cringey" gameplay demos.