This week's podium
@jdincinerator My girlfriend jokes that they seem like they're from the same family, because - except for Damiani - they all look alike and I think that kind of extendes to their opinions too. For the most part they share the same tastes and I guess that's just a byproduct of their lack of diversity.
It is what it is, I'm not saying they should hire someone just for the sake of diversity, that's just how the group is, extremely homogeneous and that results in a reduced range of tastes and opinions. I think Kyle did a good job by being provocative and trollish disrupting things and throwing people off balance.
Maybe they should get more guests to spice things up. And make an effort to try and talk about non obvious stuff.
I would like them to be less trendy and fanboyish. They focus too much on mainstream stuff so their content and opinions are very predictable. Ian could be the guy that brings less obvious stuff to the conversation, maybe create an indie show.
I don't know, I feel this kinda hurts my interest in them and makes me progressively less engaged with their content because I know the chances of something catching my attention or surprise me are slim.
I still like the group and their different personalities, it's just a bit too vanilla.
Imagine Skyrim but instead of killing stuff you are a painter visiting an island with the objective of fulfilling your dead mother's wish of painting her favourite spots. It's much shorter than Skyrim too, 10ish hours.
Really, really chill game, nails exploration and the feel of getting to know a new place, people and culture. Great world design and although the graphics aren't ground breaking the art style is pretty solid. It has no waypoints but overall mission structure is smart enough to keep you focused, also it doesn't overwhelm the player with a billion quests.
Beautiful soundtrack and environmental sound design. Does a great job in making the world feel like a real place.
A bit buggy and technically very limited with an abundance of small annoyances. Pretty much like Skyrim. You don't get to ride a horse but you get a bicycle that feels awesome.
Despite the technical limitations a special game.
@jdincinerator He was gaining on Verstappen, ended up making a mistake that put him in 8th place with a broken front wing and a lap behind but was incredibly lucky with the timing of the Russell and Bottas incident. Then went from 8th to second which was a great recovery. But he would never get to 2nd if not for the restart.
Eventful race but except for Norris, Leclerc and Verstappen a lot of mistakes by everybody else.
Hamilton with two huge errors, damaging the car right on the first corner although I was surprised he was still keeping up with Verstappen but then his second mistake threw it all away. Still great recovery.
The Bottas Vs Russell incident it's kinda hard to judge. Might be Russell's mistake but pinch moves and very high speeds should be looked at. It's very different to pinch the car to reduce the angle going into a corner, while in a straight at 300k/h it's a whole different thing.
This track kinda sucks with modern F1, you have one overtaking place and that it.
Mazepin, second race and what, 10th time out of track?
Rain on Your Parade
In this game you are a cloud that has to rain on stuff through a sequence of small stages. It has some cool ideas but it's always so simple and uninteresting for the most part. You'll get powers but they never explore the mechanics to their potential.
It's a collection of underdeveloped ideas, maybe cool for a small child, but at the same time it has a stage that's a Metal Gear parody, so I'm not sure who's their target audience.
The art style is fine, same for music. It runs well and didn't encountered a single bug but it's just too shallow. I feel that if they had gone with a sandbox Goat Simulator style game they could have something special here, dividing it in small stages was a bad decision.
If you enjoyed Donut County you might enjoy it.