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Tetragrammaton

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  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton Tetragrammaton 2 days ago

    The games that DEFINED me? Huh, that's a tough one. Uhh....

    The Oregon Trail
    Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
    Golden Sun
    Dragon Warrior

    In that order.

    Posted in What Four Games Would You Say Helped Define You?

  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton Tetragrammaton 18 days ago

    In a weird way, the first Pillars of Eternity reminded me of the original Baldur's Gate. "Weird" because it made most of the same mistakes that original game did, and most of the gameplay innovations were worse versions of compromises made to adapt tabletop AD&D to the PC. I'd really like to be surprised by Deadfire, but I haven't seen anything that says it's going to be the Shadows of Amn to the original's BG, or that it's going to try and step out of its inspiration's shadow. Here's hoping I'm wrong!

    ...but I think I'd rather install some mods and revisit Amn.

    Posted in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is the Latest in the Big Comeback of Isometric RPGs

  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton Tetragrammaton 19 days ago

    Look, any self-respecting SMT fan can point out the major issue with the horseman thing: the white horseman isn't death; the White Rider is Conquest, and sometimes Pestilence, or Victory. The Pale Rider is Death, and that's a rough translation from "khloros", a yellow-green color associated with bones (and the root of our words chlorine and chlorophyll).

    Now it's brilliant because it shows that the cultists have no idea what they're talking about like most Evangelical (or if you're unnecessarily generous, Millenarian) "Christians", but I'd be really impressed if it was intentional on the devs' part.

    Posted in Far Cry 5 Embraces Futility and Nihilism in Both of Its Endings

  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton Tetragrammaton 23 days ago

    Honestly? The original Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movie is and was pretty great. Perfect popcorn flick material. I'd be willing to watch it with just about anyone.

    Posted in What's the Best Video Game Movie?

  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton Tetragrammaton A month ago

    Dang, I had to think about this one. There are lots of great answers, but the one that speaks to me personally? Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume. Let's list the sins:

    *SRPG
    *Handheld game
    *Prequel
    *Not super important to the overarching story
    *Male protag
    *No Hrist

    And YET there's something pure about it. The mechanic of sacrificing your allies for power is the closest any game has come to Lenneth's doomed fatalism, and the trigger for tragedy in YOUR hands. And yeah, the various Plume powers are really cool, and I like how no matter what path you take--full vengeance or regretful, there's no way to strike at the gods... only escape Wyl's devil's bargain.

    Great game, would love to see it ported.

    Posted in What's Your Favorite Critically or Fan-Panned Game?

  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton Tetragrammaton A month ago

    Has to be intentional. The crown I could see being an accident, but Tupac's headband? Nope. Intentional.

    Posted in Splatoon 2 Expansion Trailer Appears to Pay Tribute to Notorious BIG and Tupac

  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton Tetragrammaton A month ago

    It's funny--I was chatting with a buddy on Discord just last night, and I said they'd backdoor announce Smash Switch with inklings, BotW content, and more news to come around E3.

    BEHOLD, FOR I AM NOSTRADAMUS! :V

    Posted in Nintendo Direct Recap: Smash Bros, Splatoon Expansion, and Ports, Oh My!

  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton Tetragrammaton A month ago

    It's funny--I was chatting with a buddy on Discord just last night, and I said they'd backdoor announce Smash Switch with inklings, BotW content, and more news to come around E3.

    BEHOLD, FOR I AM NOSTRADAMUS! :V

    Posted in Smash Bros is Coming to the Switch in 2018: First Details

  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton Tetragrammaton A month ago

    There's my oh my god--Okami on Switch? This might have more ports than Final Fantasy 4 at this point.

    Posted in Nintendo Direct, March 8: Start Time and Which Games to Expect [Watch it Here!]

  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton Tetragrammaton A month ago

    Time for NINTENDO DIRECT BINGOOOOO!

    Rules are simple: B column is ports, I column is for new stuff, N is for Nintendo franchises, G is goofs and missed opportunities, O is for anything that'd make you say "Oh my god!"
    @chaoticBeat Sir I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

    Posted in Nintendo Direct, March 8: Start Time and Which Games to Expect [Watch it Here!]

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