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3/27/20
11:31 PM
1

I’m definitely in agreement that, seeing as they simply slotted 1997's normal into 2019's easy, Capcom should’ve left the whole experience intact. But to actively gate off portions of the game that were once standard, and this on top of drastically upping the number of resources it takes to both bring down enemies and Read more

3/21/20
6:23 AM
1

Fair enough. I’m not a console gamer, so I wouldn’t know about font size. Yeah, the swimming and boating can be annoying. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t. But on the whole, the glass is half full. Read more

2/20/20
7:06 AM
1

Just in the last year it has become clear to me how much I need interesting color. I’m really struggling with hollow knight and I think it is at least partially its monochromaticism. Monster Boy worked SO much better for me as a platformer/metroidvania. So I think I will probably find BotW far more engaging than Read more

2/19/20
3:32 PM
1

I’m reminded of Final Fantasy XV (a game I’ve played but never finished). Its weird attempt at an open world involves inaccessible hills/mountains, and the developers made them inaccessible by surrounding them with insurmountable cliffs. It’s so poorly done that it looks artificial. You can get a pretty good look at

2/19/20
11:38 AM
1

I am someone who normally NEEDS to clear the map of all question marks in an open-world game. It sucks, but in this game I was actually enjoying the variety of random events, bosses, treasure, etc that I found at question marks. Then I got the Skellige... where there are 200 question marks in the middle of the ocean, Read more

2/19/20
10:14 AM
1

The “he dies” is almost a punishment option because it’s like he is just hanging from a tree at some point and there’s no real impact. Read more

2/17/20
3:25 PM
1

I just finished my first playthrough of Witcher 3 a couple weeks ago (without doing either expansion yet), having not played any of the previous games. While I’m mostly a fan of open-world games, I usually limit myself to one or two a year due to the Open-World Fatigue™ that follows. I didn’t have much interest in the Read more

2/17/20
2:56 PM
1

I am not using mods. I am also not hugely attuned to controls, so maybe I’m just lucky enough not to notice the clunk. Read more

2/17/20
2:14 PM
1

Oof. I haven’t played far in the Witcher 3 and doubt I will, as I mostly agree with you. I think the controls are okay though. Playing with a PS4 controller on PC, so maybe that’s a difference? Read more

1/20/20
12:56 AM
1

I don’t play a lot of strategy games, so I don’t have much of an opinion on them. I chiefly play them with my friend via email/turn-based servers...so we’ve only really played a ton of Civ games through the decades. Age of Wonders is pretty slick though and lots of fun. It is easy to get into and makes a lot of sense Read more

1/3/20
4:19 PM
88

This article paints such a vivid experience of watching the last decade in transformation and the duality of representation and exclusion that has come with a renewed interest in video game gender politics. It’s not one I experienced firsthand, but one that I was painfully forced to watch my gaming friends suffer Read more

1/3/20
3:30 PM
218

I usually don’t have time to read the Kotaku features, so I fully expected to browse the first couple of paragraphs and move on. Read more

1/1/20
3:53 PM
1

Don’t worry, I also lament the fact that there are so many good games to play and so few hours in a day to play them. Do we really need to sleep? 

12/31/19
2:25 PM
1

Haha oh yeah I did sell an item that locked me out of doing all the chalices unless I went to ng+2, but if you did them all without going to ng+ maybe I am wrong (I forget what it was called, red goo? I thought the only source was a chest in before Mergo, and you needed to visit that chest twice to unlock the chalice Read more

12/30/19
3:27 PM
1

And these are exactly the reasons I like playing BOTH of these games. I build my own journals for shit. :P

12/30/19
11:36 AM
1

I don’t know, I found the story of Bloodborne extremely obtuse, but I didn’t think that about the progression through the game; just that it was fucking hard. To the point where I had to grind for six hours in Central Yharnam to be able to make meaningful progress. But after that, it was fairly smooth sailing, other Read more