I’m curious: Who’s got a tabletop RPG session going at the moment? I love hearing Table Tales; all I want to do all day is read about people’s characters and the dumb awesome stuff they get up to.
My favorite thing about Half-Life 2 is such a minor thing, but it makes the game for me: Your maximum ammo on each gun is so LOW! It really forces you to get creative with your approach to fights, because you almost never have enough bullets to make it through an entire encounter with a single gun. And it manages to…
You’re absolutely right, of course.
Well, fuck! Thanks for pointing this out, because I absolutely thought that this was the guy with the same face and last name from Mr. Mercedes.
Spider And Web, by the same writer, is one of my favorite examples of the form.
Hey Gameological friends: This is my first week taking over WAYPTW (and I’ve already steered it straight into the ditch of my extremely niche tastes, but oh well). Everyone here is feeling the pain of Matt no longer helming our Games coverage (including this column), but we’re committed to keeping this space running…
Amen to parser preferences. More control, both on the player side, and in terms of what the developer can think to do. At some point I’m going to try to get something on here about IFComp and dig into some of that stuff.
Yeah, I don’t like it either, but some compromises are worth making.
Ah, thanks! I was hunting around for info on these, but my lack of Japanese knowledge was making it a little difficult.
He’s producing. Someone else will presumably star.
Please, don’t be bassic.
Oooh neat, I didn’t realize that about Sting Chameleon. Also, you can cut off Flame Mammoth’s trunk with the Cutter, too. I love all the additional boss animations and reactions to different weapons.
That glass tunnel is such an amazing moment. It should feel cheap, because it’s violating a rule the game has stuck to for the entire rest of its design, that environmental objects are sacrosanct. But because it’s also so intuitive, it has that feeling of the game breaking the rules in your favor. Incredibly…
I wish I’d had the time/energy with this collection to do something wider on the back half of the series. It’s such a strange thing.
Yessssss your eyerolls give me strength
Playing through the Legacy Collections, I was shocked to realize they were already at “Wire Sponge” by the second game.
I had this thought, too!
I got interested after I heard Justin McElroy describe it as a sort of digital take on Sleep No More https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_No_More_(2009_play)
I would watch this.
HE IS DEVO!