Give Me A Hot Take About Video Games


#343

I mean honestly, it doesn’t look like a BAD game per say… I know a lot of press have pretty much dumped on it from day 1 because of zombie fatigue, which I completely understand. That’s always given me pause, because looking at it, I don’t see anything WRONG with the game. It has been delayed enough to a point where I could use a neat zombie survival game in 2019.

Another big reason is that I really like the talent behind the main character. The actor’s name is Sam Witwer, and he’s a big name in the Star Wars community. He played Starkiller in the Force Unleashed games, which were pretty dang good, and he made Darth Maul into a character people actually CARED about in Clone Wars/Rebels. Witwer is a fantastic talent, and I am super excited to see what the story is around Days Gone.

Also, they’ve been dropping some gameplay vids that look pretty neat:

All of this gameplay looks real butt clenching to me, and that sounds like fun! I dunno, I feel like people are giving Days Gone an unfair shake with no reason.


#344

I’m here to provide a new hot take.

Just Cause 4 owns. It’s buggy and doesn’t always look good but it’s fun, Chaos Meter is good, and I finally progressed to where I have fucking lightning and wind guns??? Holy shit.


#345

Link between worlds is good though.


#346

Is NO ONE going to bat for Minish Cap?! For shame y’all.


#347

can’t tell if you’re joking or not but uhhh I actually do like minish cap

so I’m joining you on this quixotic quest is what I’m saying

(but link’s awakening is the best imo)


#348

(My real hot take is that they’re all varying levels of good and these preferences come down to “did you like the 10% of this game that was noticeably different from the other ones” because, excluding Breath of the Wild, they’re the same game in a different skins)

I can feel my volcano of Zelda takes trying to erupt. Some samples beyond the ones already shared:

  • Saying “X game is Dark Souls” or vice versa is basically a gag at this point… but Zelda II is Dark Souls

  • Ocarina of Time gets significantly better when you consider it as a two-part piece with Majora’s Mask. Also, Ocarina of Time is Dark Souls (I literally wrote way too many words about this one).

  • 3D Zelda + 3D Metroid = Dark Souls

  • Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks have some of the best touchscreen controls on the DS

…maybe these are actually Dark Souls takes. I’m in too deep.


#349

The Zelda series peaked with the first game for me.


#350

As a huge Zelda fan I sold Phantom Hourglass after playing it for two hours because it hurt my hand too much, so this is very confusing to me.

HOT TAKE: It’s underrated.

Oh also, Tetris is elegant from a design perspective but it isn’t actually that fun.


#351

Dr. Mario IS NOT a real physician!


#352

Mass Effect 3’s ending was satisfying.


#353

less humans in Smash Bros. It should have been Jack Frost instead of Joker.


#354

…honestly, it’s been a long time since I played them, and I was in my early teens. I might be misremembering how good they were.


#355

Path of Radiance is the only good Fire Emblem


#356

(Maybe) Hotter Take: Mass Effect’s ending was thematically strong, ending on the idea that you can’t just reform a system, but you need to completely transform it.


#357
  • Dragon Age II is the best Dragon Age game
  • Majora’s Mask was more ambitious than actually good (great remake on the 3DS, though)
  • Grinding, tedium, repetition, etc. are all tools and aren’t inherently bad

#358

Mass Effect 3 for life!


#359

I’m glad I waited till the nonsense settled down to finally play and beat it.

I was fine with it. :slight_smile:


#360

Dave Lang is not a monster.


#361

Get out
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#362

I don’t have any personal stake in it, but I feel like that Dragon Age take is so prevelant on this forum, that it’s barely a tepid take :cold_face: