Why is it that everyone seems to know who Corvo is when he’s sneaking around in disguise? First Martin figures it out in half a second, not only that the creepy assassin in the skull mask that just choked/shot/stabbed/blew up the heckling guard is not here to kill him but to free him, but he also identifies exactly who the creepy assassin in the skull mask is. And now we have this guy at the party, who calls you on being the creepy assassin in the skull mask while in disguise as the creepy assassin in the skull mask…
Okay, I suppose there’s no complaining about that one. Still, it would have perhaps been more interesting if, somewhere along the line, someone mentioned that, yeah, basically all the nobles know that Pendleton and Havelock have some ace-in-the-hole super assassin they’ve been using to cause mayhem and further their agenda. But at this point, nobody’s going to dare call them on it for fear of starting a civil war, what with all the power the two have accrued.
Also, true story, I was talking to Shamus about this week’s episodes earlier, and he said, absolutely seriously, “I don’t remember this week being silly at all.”
No Shamus. Not silly.
Not one bit.
Mass Effect 3 Ending Deconstruction
Did you dislike the ending to the Mass Effect trilogy? Here's my list of where it failed logically, thematically, and tonally.
Why I Hated Resident Evil 4
Ever wonder how seemingly sane people can hate popular games? It can happen!
The Terrible New Thing
Fidget spinners are ruining education! We need to... oh, never mind the fad is over. This is not the first time we've had a dumb moral panic.
Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated
An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.
The Disappointment Engine
No Man's Sky is a game seemingly engineered to create a cycle of anticipation and disappointment.