Which is how I feel about Halo. I will add, however, that being one of the “best console shooters out there” is not very high praise. This is akin to being the world’s cutest cockroach, or the world’s sexist leper.
I’m mystified that people are still trying to capture the first-person experience using a television and a joystick. Consoles are ideal for many types of gaming experiences. In fact, often times a console is the only way to properly experience a game. But first-person games belong to machines that can connect to a mouse, and anyone who tries to do it with a d-pad sould be whipped.
Check out some of the other links in that post: The link to the Yu-Gi-Oh! parody is pure gold, even if you’ve never seen the show. Anyone who’s seen some anime should get it. Many familiar anime tropes are delightfully savaged.
Are Lootboxes Gambling?
Obviously they are. Right? Actually, is this another one of those sneaky hard-to-define things?
The Disappointment Engine
No Man's Sky is a game seemingly engineered to create a cycle of anticipation and disappointment.
Silent Hill Origins
Here is a long look at a game that tries to live up to a big legacy and fails hilariously.
Could Have Been Great
Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.
Game at the Bottom
Why spend millions on visuals that are just a distraction from the REAL game of hotbar-watching?