This late episode has been brought to you by Saint’s Row The Third and what the heck is it seven o’clock already how long have I been playing this game?!? I should probably do a post about that game. It’s sort of come and gone, news-wise, but it’s some of the most fun I’ve had in ages.
I just want to reiterate what we said in today’s episode: Alan Wake is not a horrible game, and our criticism of it is the result of a game that did a lot of things different, took a lot of chances, got a few things right, and missed on a couple of crucial points. I’m sure I’ll never play through it again, but I don’t begrudge the hours I spent with it. Well, maybe a few of them. The ones in the middle.
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
I'm not surprised a fighting game has an absurd story. I just can't figure out why they bothered with the story at all.
The plot of this game isn't just dumb, it's actively hostile to the player. This game hates you and thinks you are stupid.
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My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2012.
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Yeah, this game is a classic. But the story is idiotic, incoherent, thematically confused, and patronizing.
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Why killing you might be the least scary thing a game can do.