CrichStand Posted September 1, 2022 Share Posted September 1, 2022 6 minutes ago, Moz said: You sound like the lady who walked out of my screening of Inland Empire shouting "FIVE STARS... FIVE STAAAARS!!!!" incredulously. 5 Stars? Inland Empire is clearly all of the stars! Not sure whether it tops Fire Walk With Me or Mulholland Drive though. That Severance on AppleTV is quality too and clearly hugely influenced by Lynch. 10 minutes ago, bradigor said: This is the problem with scoring games films, books, music, etc. A 10/10 means everyone goes to try it and it is impossible to get everyone to feel the same. @CrichStandis well within their rights to not like the game and think everything about it is turgid nonsense. I can feel the opposite. It's the same as to how I think Hollow Knight is an ok game, but others lord it up at a GOAT. For whatever reasons Sam Barlow really speaks to me and his games do too. I wish I still had my old interview with him from Gamestyle as it was a fascinating chat at the time See, I wouldn’t have a problem with the reviews I read if they were backing up what they were saying with evidence and examples from the game. I absolutely love Returnal and could write pages on what makes it so great, and explain in detail whilst giving clear examples - like the movement and how you can run, jump, shoot, grapple, melee, dodge etc all in the blink of an eye and it feels so seamless and sublime. Or the story and all the symbology and how it relates to the gameplay and ties into the themes of repetition and mental health issues. The reviews I’ve read for this don’t say anything. It’s just loads of waffle and sound bites and then in the few paragraphs they do talk about the game itself, they sound like they didn’t get it, or what it was about or how it made any sense etc........which is the main part of the “game” and surely should factor massively into the overall rating? Basically, this just appears to be Telling Lies, but significantly worse, with everything really dumbed down. After 4hrs of that there was a plot, character development, mystery, intrigue, a real sense of progression and I was aware that the story I was getting and the way it was being uncovered, could be significantly different for other people, which was really cool. It felt like quite a jump for interactive films etc. As Dusk Falls took a more traditional kind of approach but it worked well, I was invested in the characters and story. I’m not getting any of that from this. The only worthwhile addition seems to be “rewind”. But after a couple of times it’s blown it’s load and it’s old hat. Feels like it’s hobbling along with it’s one cool trick. 21 minutes ago, BitterToad said: Really cool to see it's a majority of people that aren't enjoying the game that are posting open spoilers in the thread. Might as well fuck it up for other people if it's not your cup of tea, eh? Think most of the stuff that’s been mentioned is literally the first thing you see on loading the game up, before you even hit the title screen! 😂 Which is pretty fucking weird as the warning gives away most of where the “story” is going! 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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