I try to read all of the text documents I come across in games, but I hate them. Reading puts me to sleep, and whenever I have to read more than one or two pages of text in a game I just lose focus and want to get back to the gameplay. But whenever I skip them I feel like I miss out on part of the game, so I try to push myself to read all that I can. However I often get to a point where I just stop caring about the text based lore because there will be like 1 to 3 new things to read in every room. Too frequently the information in these reading materials has been or could be better explained in game, and when I already know what I am reading about it makes it feel twice as useless. Contrary to @El-Shmiablo I quit Control after 8 or 9 hours because there were so goddamn many text things and little videos getting in the way of me having fun playing a 3rd person shooter.
Posts made by Brandon_Reister
RE: Playing-Reading Balance while Gaming
RE: Guess the Open Critic 2021
Halo Infinite Delay
Back 4 Blood 81
Psychonauts 2 78
Gotham Knights 80
Gran Turismo 7 86
Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart 88
No More Heroes 3 73
Hitman 3 78
Death Loop 82
Kena: Bridge of Spirits 82
Resident Evil Village 85
Ghostwire: Tokyo 77
Vampire: The Masquerade -- Bloodlines 2 68
Bravely Default 2 78
Horizon Forbidden West 89
Hogwarts Legacy Delay
Monster Hunter Rise 84
The Medium 73
Scarlet Nexus 72
God of War 2 (Ragnarok) Delay
It Takes Two 80
Shin Megami Tensei V 88
12 Minutes 85
The Good Life 70
Persona 5 Strikers 77
Lord of the Rings: Gollum 74
Dying Light 2 78
Far Cry 6 80
Skull & Bones 84
Axiom Verge 2 88
Tales of Arise 81
Rainbow Six Quarantine 76
Hollow Knight: Silksong 92
Bayonetta 3 90
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 90
RE: Cyberpunk 2077 (XBO/PS4/PC)
@phbz I just found out how easy it is to break the crafting system. There are several items that disassemble into more components than it takes to make them. Now I just need to find good clothing schematics, which I have found almost none of 55 hours in.
RE: Updated: EZA Forum FantasyCritic League 2020 Season Thread
Copied from my post on Discord: I can only do Saturday the 2nd after 9:15 PM PST. The only times that I have free are Monday the 28th all day, Thursday the 31st all day, and Sunday the 3rd after 6:15 PM PST. I work until 9 PM PST all other days. If I am the one odd person out I can just set up an auto draft.
RE: Let's discuss personal rankings, scoring, or other list making activities you engage in
Every now and then my friends and I like to do things similar to the EZA Tiermaker Stream. Usually 2-5 of us rate things (most often the MCU) by making our own Tiermaker lists then sharing pictures of them. We then argue over why someone put something so low or so high. It might be fun to have a Tiermaker topic on the forums here, but I could see things getting out of hand with how much arguing has gone on in the past.
As for other personal rankings of things, I kinda never think about it. I don't really think about what score I would give many games (roguelikes being an exception), or what makes a game enjoyable to me. If someone asks me what my favorite food/movie/game etc. is I never really have a concrete response. The way I come up with definitive rankings for something like the forum GOTYs is to take everything I have enjoyed from that year and put them in a row from favorite to least favorite. Then, I ask myself if I enjoyed a game more than the game above it or less than the game below it and move it up or down according to my gut feeling.
RE: Fast and filthy bets: Ubisoft showcase edition.
I only got 7, but my tie breaker was 42 which is only off by 2.
RE: Xbox Games Showcase quick and dirty forum bets
1: Will there be any spoken or on-screen appearance of Master Chief's full name, "John-117" during the presentation? Partials such as "John" or "117" do not count.
2: The words "World Premiere" will appear on screen MORE than 9 times.
3: Will a new Fable be shown?
4: Will the word "Batman" be spoken?
5: There will be a celebrity presenter. (I will count any real life person that does not work for Microsoft that has a wikipedia page, Tim Schafer does not count)
6: Will the price be revealed?
7: There will be a self deprecating joke about "showing real gameplay this time". It has to be an attempt at a joke and not an apologetic statement. I will consult joke experts if necessary.
8: Will a demo for any of these games shown off in the 1st showcase be shadow dropped during the second showcase? Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Madden NFL 21, Chorus, Scarlet Nexus, Bright Memory Infinite, Call of the Sea, Scorn, Second Extinction, The Ascent, The Medium, and Vampire: The Masquerade-Bloodlines 2.
MUST BE SHADOW DROPPED and not made available earlier in the week!!!
9: "Ray Tracing" will be said more than 4 times.
10: The game that The Initiative is working on will be announced.
11: Halo, Forza, AND Gears will all be present. (montages count)
12: The Xbox Games Showcase will be longer than 75 minutes.
Tie Breaker: Total number of times the phrase "Game Pass" is spoken aloud.
RE: Fast and filthy bets: Ubisoft showcase edition.
Will there be a new Nintendo crossover game or partnership? (Mario + Rabbids, Star Fox in Starlink, etc.)
Will Ubisoft acknowledge the recent sexual misconduct accusations in any way during the main show?
Across all videos for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which version of the main character will be featured the longest (male or female)?
Will Rayman reveal himself?
Will there be MORE than 20 cannons be fired across all Skull & Bones videos? (so if 10 cannons fire, reload, and fire again, that's 20)
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Will a new Far Cry game taking place in Europe be shown?
Will we hear Michael Ironside's voice?
Will there be MORE than 4 separate Tom Clancy titles individually featured on the show? (recap montages don't count)
Will there be MORE than 2 different planets shown across all Beyond Good & Evil 2 videos?
Will a brand new IP be revealed?
Will Trackmania be featured for MORE than 3 minutes? (gameplay, trailers, interviews all count)
Will Yves Guillemot wear a shirt or a suit or neither?
Will a new game where you control a car (or any racing vehicle) be revealed?
Tie-breaker: How many kills will be shown across all HyperScape videos?