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  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 4 months ago

    As I watched my coworkers playing the Switch at our Christmas party, it's pretty clear that it is an undeniable success, but I can't give it to the Switch. I played 6 really incredible games this year, 2 of which are in my top ten of all time, and they were all on the PS4. It also hurts Nintendo's case when of the two really big "must have" games, I really didn't enjoy one much at all.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Was the Most Successful Platform of 2017?

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 4 months ago
  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 4 months ago

    "Breath of the Wild keeps you focused on the journey, rather than letting you drown in an endless ocean of meaningless decisions."

    ... by giving you one meaningless choice, "what direction do you want to travel in?" and letting you drown in it.

    Posted in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Shouldn't Be This Good

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 4 months ago

    I have to whole-heartedly disagree with this paragraph. BotW cuts through some "time wast" elements of other open world games but ends up drowning you in their own time wasters. Cooking is just about the most tedious action I have spent time on in games this year, and I caught every fish in Nier.

    Posted in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Shouldn't Be This Good

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 5 months ago

    If a game is available to the general public and what is there is already good enough to be considered to stand with the best of the year, then it should be able to be considered. There are too many instances of game that have been considered for the award that have some of the same issues as PUBG. Bugs are not a disqualifier because I remember in their respective years, Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Skyrim being in the running.

    Pushing aside all of the "he said, she said" of this discussion, there is one thing that puts it over the top for me. It feels like an important game. Maybe not even important so much as impactful. It had a serious breakthrough for a new (not original) type of competitive play, and when it comes right down to it, the vast majority of games we play are iterations on things we have already been doing for years. Breath of the Wild really isn't all that different from most open-world games. Mario is just more Mario. This type of king-of-the-hill competitive play hadn't pushed into the mainstream before, and it is meaningful to be the first to have done that.

    Posted in Opinion: Nominating PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Game of the Year is a Terrible Idea

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 7 months ago

    They seem to say this a lot, but it never amounts to real growth of their base.

    Posted in Xbox One X "Surpassed Expectations" As The Fastest-Selling Xbox Ever

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 8 months ago

    It seems pretty cut and dry, to me.

    It is a ANOTHER premium game with loot box economy, ANOTHER arena based shooter, based around mobility, and while it looks sharp, in play it just turns into a blur of indistinct colors.

    I watch videos and it just doesn't look fun. Or at least fun enough to take people away from Overwatch. It's a little like the WoW phenomenon where everyone ends up putting out more "me too" games that just don't have the appeal of Blizzard's own game.

    Posted in Why Aren't Players Connecting With Lawbreakers?

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 9 months ago

    Every single time I see that "ending credits" header image, I think "is US Gamer shutting down?"

    Posted in Pokémon GO Turns One, Mario Will Never Die, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 9 months ago

    The Switch's success there stands to reason considering their games market shifted to be more portable focused around 13 or 14 years ago.

    Posted in Nintendo Switch Crosses 1 Million in Japan Far Faster Than PS4 Did

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 9 months ago

    I think it stands to reason that when every studio is working one one thing, they are not working on something else that they could be working on.

    Posted in The New Dragon Age is Too Distracting for BioWare to Consider Making Jade Empire 2