on Feb 12, 2013
As many of you guessed, Spoiler Warning’s next season will cover Dishonored. If all goes to plan, we’ll record this weekend and the first episode will appear next week.
It was basically a horse race between this and Skyrim. The main problem with Skyrim is that it completely failed to grab Josh. He never even finished the main quest. When discussing the game, we really couldn’t come up with any particular part that we had a burning desire to discuss. The game isn’t stupid and broken like Fallout 3. It’s not emotionally engaging like Walking Dead. It’s not atmospheric and mechanically varied like Half-Life 2. It’s not a tragic failure like Alan Wake or an over-hyped pile of crap like Assassin’s Creed 2. Bethesda played it safe and the result is a fun game that doesn’t leave us with a lot to discuss.
We’re not ruling out Skyrim forever, but it’s fallen into that strange space that Alpha Protocol occupied for so long: Good enough for us to play, but not interesting enough that we’re clamoring to talk about it. For me, The Walking Dead was our best season so far. Not because we liked the game, but because we constantly found ourselves wanting to talk about it and compare notes.
In the meantime: Dishonored. I’m on my second play-through now. Also I forgot how fun it was to photoshop the Spoiler Warning title onto random screenshots. We’ll be doing that again this season.
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