HankValentine

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    Being a fucking real man. Manly man who fucks sexy woman. Also trophies. Death to improvement. Remain the same!

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  1. Not a fanboy, not a hater. Loved the first and despite the leaks, wanted to give the last of 2 a chance to convince me that the ugly turn it took was justified. I will start by saying that all reviews I've read have failed to catch the spirit of the game overall and fail to do their readers justice when they give the game just one rating. Gameplay, graphics and audio were all amazing and audio and graphics wise second to none! And should be rated accordingly. Due to this the last of us 2 ends up being the polar opposite of it's predecessor. For the last of us, you slogged through the clunky gameplay to admire the story. For the last of us 2, you'll find yourself slogging through the story to admire the game. The story was bad, really bad. Immature, lacked intelligence, poorly paced and failed to convince you to care about the new character, Abby. Which was it's biggest hook and everything only pays off if you can find yourself caring for her. So it's paramount that the game persuades you to care. Unfortunately, for me it didn't. To top that off the Abby section was 10 hours, which felt like it was 5 hours too long. Very boring in the second half and there's boss fight which felt very out of place, as did the 'war' section. If the Abby section was released as a stand alone game, It would be a middle of the tomb raider reboot. I appreciate the attempt the story made, in trying to portray violence for different angles. However it fails to convince me to care like the first game did. It just wasn't clever enough or good enough. If you want to experience great graphics, great audio and peek into the future in regards to gaming innovation in the single player space, absolutely play tlou 2. If you want a deep, clever, engrossing, well timed story that forces you to pay attention and care. Tlou 2 isn't it. It admittedly breaks new ground in the gaming space. But it's mediocre, almost amateur like when compared to what we've seen in film or read in books. It tries to hit the inconsequential, gritty, measured violent heights of no country for old men. But fails. All while throwing in an James Cameron Avatar esque story that's full of tropes for the Abby section. By the end, it had disfigured and contorted so much of what I knew from the last of us one, that I found myself not even caring about it anymore and quite frankly was just waiting for it to end. It's not a good sequel. It fails to live up to the first one and almost ruins the first one in a game of thrones season 8 like fashion. Given all of that it's hard to rate because the gameplay, audio, voice acting is so, so good. Truly second to none. Which is why we're seeing such mixed opinions. My rating for tlou 2 goes as follows. Gameplay - 10/10. Masterpiece. Story - 5/10. Mediocre and disappointing given the context. If I was forced to give it an overall rating. It would be a 9! Just because other than the story everything else is so impressive. But I don't think people should be giving it the one rating. Take from this what you will.
  2. Gameplay, graphics and audio were all amazing and audio and graphics wise second to none! Story was bad, really bad. Immature, lacked intelligence and failed to convince you to care about Abby imo. And to top that off the Abby section was 10 hours, which dragged. It was 5 hours too long. Very boring in the second half and the boss fight felt very out of place, as did the 'war' section. I appreciate the attempt the story made, in trying to portray violence for different angles. However it fails to convince me to care like the first game did. It just wasn't clever enough or good enough. If you want to experience great graphics, great audio and peek into the future in regards to gaming innovation in the single player space, absolutely play tlou 2. If you want a deep, clever, engrossing, well timed story that forces you to pay attention and care. Tlou 2 isn't it. It admittedly breaks new ground in the gaming space. But it's mediocre, almost amateur like when compared to what we've seen in film or read in books. It's not a good sequel. It fails to live up to the first one and almost ruins the first one in a game of thrones season 8 like fashion. My rating for tlou 2 goes as follows. Gameplay - 10/10. Masterpiece. Story - 5/10. Nothing special, but serviceable. Overall, an 8/10, due to the very lacking story.
  3. The codes for the safes are nearby and needed as collectibles, so they're good to get. But I only get them once I've unlocked the safe, I'm really enjoying just doing them by ear haha. Anybody else?
  4. They have to give notice. If they did, I'd buy it tomorrow and get it done. This has to be an issue they'll be fixing. The articles are surely just for clicks.
  5. GTA IV! What a time sink. Brilliant game. Ugly game when compared to what we're all used to, but after playing it for a while, it becomes like your adoring wife after 4 kids and 37 years of marriage. You know she hasn't aged well, you'd even agree (if she wasn't in the room) that she looks like shit now, but you're used to it and all you see is her smile and adorable personality and not those terrible, terrible breasts. That's GTA IV m8. You'll get used to it. And Unlike my rapidly degrading wife, everyone should do it. Fun: 8.5/10. Time: 60 hours. Difficulty: 5/10.
  6. Doom 2016. Everyone knows what to think about Doom already. Good game. Time to move onto Eternal. Surprised I got #1 fastest achiever as the time is quite shit haha. Somebody determined will beat it as anything above 1 day 10 hours isn't very quick to be honest. I slept twice and got #1 so that says it all really.
  7. Imagine not redoing multiplayer because of fear of splitting the player base. I don't play MW. Would play MW2 remastered. You've gained a player, not split one. I'm sure there's many others like me too. I haven't given Activision any of my money in years. Would've given it to them tomorrow had it included the MP. Fuck them for being so God damn disappointing.
  8. If Corona with a slice of social isolation didn't have you sad and disappointed enough, Activision are trying their best to make you even more sad and disappointed. It's campaign only. No spec ops, no MP. So who cares? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.eurogamer.net/amp/2020-03-30-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2-remaster-launches-tomorrow