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Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:17 pm
by dsheinem
Juan Aguacate wrote:
Every year there's that one average game that every one gushes over. This year it's Horizon Zero Dawn


On what basis do you craft your bizarre world view concerning what makes for quality games and/or good game reviews? You were similarly coming out of left field in this other thread in ways I articulated here. iirc, in that thread you argued that reviewers don't really know very much about the genres/companies/series they review....and that absence of knowledge was the problem with some of their reviews. Now you are saying that too many critics are fans of the genre/company/series that they review...and that this is now the problem. You can't have it both ways.

Many of the people I have seen heap praise on HZD are well-respected reviewers, well-established members on forums like this, or people like myself who regularly play most of the games to which HZD might have some connection (in terms of gameplay, systems, plot, etc.). Statements that it is "average" or that "any score higher than a 7 is delusional" are themselves delusional.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:42 am
by Ack
Do we really have five pages of people complaining one way or the other about Horizon in this thread?

Just another day on Racketboy.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:51 am
by BoneSnapDeez
"retro gaming lifestyle"

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:34 am
by dsheinem
I think the discussion of HZD is relevant to retro games, or at least I've tried to make it so, as we are talking about both the spectre of a series' history and the critic's familiarity with genre history in determining review scores.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:41 am
by Exhuminator
I inadvertently started this shitstorm a while back in the Random Gaming Thoughts thread, when I declared I'd rather play H:ZD over BotW. That caused a little bumble rumble, which managed to leak into this thread, and mutate into splintered debates. Wasn't intentional. :?

I think Bone has a very good point, but I won't expound upon it, because this poor thread has been derailed enough already the past few pages.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:49 am
by alienjesus
Horizon looks great, I want to play it at some point.

Zelda is great, I am enjoying playing right now.

Nier Automata also looks great, I plan to play it in the future.

How anyone has time for all these great but enormous games is beyond me though. I plan to finish Zelda and then spend a few weeks playing games that are less than 2 hours long for a bit :lol:

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:52 am
by ElkinFencer10
alienjesus wrote:Horizon looks great, I want to play it at some point.

Zelda is great, I am enjoying playing right now.

Nier Automata also looks great, I plan to play it in the future.

This is how I feel.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:32 am
by Ack
dsheinem wrote:I think the discussion of HZD is relevant to retro games, or at least I've tried to make it so, as we are talking about both the spectre of a series' history and the critic's familiarity with genre history in determining review scores.

Of course you do, Dave. Good boy. Have a cookie.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:35 am
by fastbilly1
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Ultimately, Dungeon Magic remains one of my favorite beat 'em ups of all time. The actual "beat 'em" aspect may be a touch too bare-bones, but the game world crafted by Taito is a sight to behold. Highly recommended.

A great title, one that is rarely brought up to boot.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:41 am
by PartridgeSenpai
alienjesus wrote:Horizon looks great, I want to play it at some point.

Zelda is great, I am enjoying playing right now.

Nier Automata also looks great, I plan to play it in the future.

How anyone has time for all these great but enormous games is beyond me though. I plan to finish Zelda and then spend a few weeks playing games that are less than 2 hours long for a bit :lol:


Exactly how I feel! Nier is one of my all time faves, so out of the three I'll definitely be picking up that first. That said, I won't be getting any for a good while if I can help it. I've got some 800 other games to wade through first Xp

BoneSnapDeez wrote: Taito Legends 2, by the way, is one of the best retro arcade compilations ever conceived. Anyone remotely interested in the developer's backlog needs this in their collection.


Totally agree with this. If you like arcade games AT ALL (especially (at least 2) multiplayer), then Taito Legends 2 is probably one of the best games for money you can possibly buy if you're not just gonna bite the bullet for a MAME cabinet. Honestly, I didn't even know it was for any console other than PS2! I've never even seen it for Xbox. I'd totally prioritize that version if I didn't already have a multi-tap for mah PS2 though (although I'll admit I can't even remember if there are any 4 player games on that).

One of my favorite memories in that game is going through that RPG that's all pop-culture quiz questions. I'm too young to get any of them though, so I had to have my mom help me through all the stages I played because she's a much older super-nerd than me Xp