Shinigami Apple Merchant, as always, doing the lord’s work. I’ve been really interested in this game, and am pretty bummed to hear that it’s not a great detective simulator. (I’m, uh, on the record on my love for that particular role.) Still looks atmospheric and cool.
What a Loss.
I always try to highlight good lines in the Stray Observations. Normally, that involves cutting a lot of great jokes, and the section still goes on too long. This was one of the shortest I’ve done, is all I’ll say.
I’ll go to bat for Danger Island any day of the week.
The writer of two of this season’s other episodes, Mark Ganek, has said on Twitter that Archer doesn’t have a writer’s room—which makes sense, since, for 90 percent of episodes, Reed was the only credited writer. This is the only season where he doesn’t have a writing or story credit on episodes (he was always…
These are super fun! Love the “outdoor” grappling hook areas in the Heist.
I was turned off by how freaking horny Shapeshifting Detective was. Great idea, shoddy implementation, really weird approach to sex.
Elsinore sounds amazing, I’ll have to check it out.
Weird opinion: O’Rin of the Water should be moved waaaaaaaay up in the game (with a nerf to damage/health) because she’s the best tutorial for how you’re actually supposed to play these fights. She was where the game “clicked” for me after multiple nights of getting my teeth kicked in by LB and Genchiro.
I left it off mostly because I’ve already gushed about it so recently, but Outer Wilds really does deserve to be played. Heaven’s Vault is another one I’ve heard raves about that we just didn’t have anybody to stump for.
Still messy, honestly, albeit a little better. It’s rare enough that it doesn’t ruin much, at least to my mind.
I loved Q1, but I’m holding off on Q2 for a very simple reason: I haven’t played Persona 5, so I’ve got no affection for those characters. Instead getting my SMT 3DS fix by finally picking up Strange Journey Redux, which still has one of my favorite combat systems in the entire series (after “Extra Turn” from Devil…
It is a surprisingly sharp pain in the ass to get all the bits you need together to play the old Infocom games, in my experience. Feels like something GoG could fix for about 20 bucks in an afternoon.
That’s part of what makes it such a weird book: Almost nobody does anything important, at any point, but especially at the climax. Newt does his computer thing and Shadwell yells a lot, but the closest Aziraphale and Crowley come to impacting the plot after the prologue is the moment when A points out that Hell and…
Ahhhhh, that makes much more sense. (Especially since it’s not hard to imagine Pepper’s former hippie mom as a Tori Amos fan.)
Agreed! I also love how pissed off he is by the time he finally gets to Tracy in the books, after bouncing around the entire planet who knows how many times. It’s a fun turn for the character.
I like the tone of the book just fine—I’m one of the biggest Terry Pratchett fans you’re likely to meet, and I think Gaiman’s sections do a decent job of matching Sir Pterry’s voice. But it is, structurally, a complete and utter mess, a series of incidents and digressions that just sort of happen with no rhyme or…
I started Outer Wilds yesterday, and it’ll probably be WAYPTW next week. I can already feel my fascination building.
SPACE phrasing, please. (No?)
Did you ever play Titanfall 2? 2016 was an amazing year for video games fucking around with time.
It’s incredibly charming and that’s it. Detective games made for 8-year-old detectives are always going to be a rough sell for literally anybody but that target market.