@tokeeffe9 We're definitely a minority but we're right, don't worry.
I think Bioshock Infinite has some of the strongest atmosphere in gaming. There were plenty of times that I found myself not progressing the story because I was looking at the paintings on the walls or storefront windows. Also, being mesmerized with the statues where they glorify John Wilkes Booth.
Shenmue is another series with incredible atmosphere. It doesn't only feel like a living world, it is a living world. The townsfolk go about their days, you have to visit shops at certain times in order to go in them and each town/city in both games feel different with their own personality.
@Inustar HA! Good point! Her absence was not missed those final seasons.
Hey everyone! New Ally here and this seemed like the perfect place to make my first post.
Name - Chris Griffin
Located - Texas
For a living I - Music Marketer for bands and products and a writer for various web-series/podcasts.
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Movies, I'm almost always watching movies. If I'm not watching movies, I'm listening to music. Music is life.
Gaming Historical facts - I've been gaming ever since I was able to hold a controller. I just wish I had more time for it now than I used to. The Dreamcast is the console that made me a hardcore gamer though, specifically Shenmue, which led me to being an Xbox fan for Shenmue 2. I suppose I should add that I've had "Shenmue" on my google alerts for as long as google alerts have been around.
Champion of - shenanigans.
XBL - TheChrisGriffin
Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheChrisGriffin
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a fun take on Noir style movies and a movie I enjoy every time I watch it.
Cabin in The Woods, horror comedy with references to a lot of great horror movies and horror movie tropes.
Both great movies! I recently rewatched Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang in preparation for The Nice Guys. Loved it as well, highly recommended! More people need to see those films.
I'd love to see any of the crew work with Rooster Teeth or Funhaus. I'm a big fan of those guys.
I'm also loving the music that Ian as been making for the opening of Easy Update, so I'd love to see him work with Danny Sexbang on a Ninja Sex Party song.
I guess this really doesn't count but the closest I can think of is the rebooted Tomb Raider (first one) where I was on the last level and the level started to glitch a bit but I managed to get to the final goal - only instead of triggering the cut scene the game booted me back into the level and I was stuck running around with no way to progress. I went to reload a save but the game had already auto saved into this glitched area so I couldn't finish the game properly...
I watched the last of it on Youtube and I only missed a quick time event and the ending cutscene but it still annoyed me, from then on I always made sure to have at least 2 save files going for any game I play.
The exact thing happened to me in the 2008 Prince of Persia game (I believe it was that one). I remember climbing a tower to get to the final boss, but was stopped in a room to kill some enemies. Once the enemies were dead the gates opened and I could progress to the top of the tower. As I got to the top the game glitched and booted me back to the room where I had to kill the bad guys...but there were no bad guys and the gates were still locked.
I've never been too into Spider Man, but I really want to caught up on the Miles story line, I just have no idea where to start. Do you guys happen to know of any large collections that just focuses on him?
Miles has only been around for a few years now, but his story starts in the 3rd series of the Ultimate Spider-Man series. Here's the collected editions of his first appearance and then the start of his story. http://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=23014221
The start of his story does tie in to Peter Parkers story, but not much you need to know, they make it pretty easy to jump in.
@zordios The only series I was following was Ultimate Spider-Man. I loved what they were doing with him and that universe. The Ultimate Peter had just shown back up, Miles had a major thing happen to him and then at the end of the last issue...some white wall was heading towards him. Then the next issue was all the Battlegrounds/Secret Wars stuff. None of it made any sense to me trying to follow Miles over to the main universe so I abandoned it. I'd love to get back in to it though. I have no Marvel on my pull list at all now!
@Inustar The Ultimate Spider-Man story is one of the best series from beginning to end, imo. I LOVE Miles, but moving him to the main universe was off putting to me. They brought back characters that died when they switched worlds, which is major for the Ultimate universe. Characters tended to stay dead there, at least in the Ultimate Spider-Man series.
At some point I need to replay Shenmue again, since that game deserves a yearly playthrough.
Yes. All of the yes. I've been holding off playing it lately as I'm hoping/waiting for a remaster before Shenmue III.
I'd also add Bioshock Infinite, so glad they just announced they're coming to the new consoles.
@Ellis I thought they chose to shut down and create a smaller studio, not that they went under.
Granted my knowledge of behind the scenes studio stuff is limited.
This is pretty much the case. Ken Levine wanted a smaller studio. He said something about not liking the pressure of making a big studio title and wanted to do something with less restrictions. So I'm curious what he'll have planned in the future.
He even said he had nothing to do with the remastered collection other than doing some interviews and commentary. The franchise is all in the hands of Take-Two now I suppose.
My favorite anime is Ergo Proxy, it's one I never see people talk about or suggest. Not sure if it's underrated or people just don't like it, but I adore it. I suppose it could come off as pretentious with it's heavy overhanded themes, but I found a lot to digest in it.