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RogerRoger

@Ralizah True. Thinking about it, one of the few musical moments I do remember vividly is the handful of light beats that would signify nearby danger, and would escalate if you chose to initiate combat. I wouldn't exactly call it "music" myself, but it was an effective use of... let's call it "sound design plus", and certainly fed into the atmosphere they were going for.

Mario music is infectious. My partner and I used to work together and he'd often start whistling the Mario theme, so I'd whistle the Sonic invincibility jingle to counter. Invariably, our colleagues recognised his tune more than mine. Didn't know that about the radios in Odyssey, though! Thanks for the tip!

I'm usually allergic to songs with lyrics, but must admit that the Sonic Adventure character tracks were pretty cool. I also like that, starting with Adventure, there was a genuine behind-the-scenes effort to ensure that the title songs, or any other songs with lyrics in, featured at least one really random, bizarre line. It's why we have such classic lines as "But the sphynx was so cute I had to shave it!" in Amy Rose's song. Fizzled out in later games but Sonic Adventure 2's soundtrack is a hotbed of nonsense.

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Th3solution

Sorry, after reading the rank list today, I just have to vent and this is the place to express my unpopular opinions —
Assassin’s Creed Black Flag is not a good game! It’s the worst game of the franchise I’ve played!
Granted, I never played all the games that just poured out over the few years that followed BF (Unity, Rogue, Syndicate, etc, etc). But I haven’t played any of these because Black Flag was so disappointing!
I honesty just can’t understand the love for Black Flag. The story, the setting, the combat, the protagonist, the ... everything. There are very few things on which I am extremely far removed from the popular opinion, but this is apparently one of them. I simply cannot fathom why it is so highly praised. I would have personally considered Black Flag to be the Mass Effect Andromeda of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, since it was an enormous let down after having played and adored the previous installments.
So there!

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

CK97

So this is a thing huh. Well, here's a take of mine.
**Ahem**
The new Tomb Raider trilogy is no fun to me. It's like if Uncharted was completely uninspired in it's writing and game play.

What the hell this is for

Jaz007

@Th3solution If Unity looks interesting, give it a shot. It plays a lot different to previous AC games. I haven’t played Black Flag yet, but I feel say saying they’re very different games.

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Kidfried

@Th3solution Which AC did you like the most and why didn't you like Black Flag? I'm pretty sure you can enjoy some of the later games, even if you disliked Black Flag.

Kidfried

KALofKRYPTON

@Th3solution Black Flag was the first and only Assassin's Creed I played after the first (which was crap compared to Heavenly Sword).

I really enjoyed it - being on the sea especially, which pretty much derailed the rest of the game for me because I just spent most of my time sailing about and having a lovely time

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BAMozzy

@Th3solution I gave to agree in part. I can't say Black Flag was the 'worst' AC game but it really isn't one of the best at all. Its not a AC game at all in my opinion - more a Pirate game (perhaps it should be called Skull N Bones) with some AC shoe horned in to sell the game. Its as if UbiSoft had little faith in their Pirate game so added some AC elements, inc the name to sell as making a new IP at a time when the economic crisis was hitting may have been a costly mistake.

As such, it ranks amongst the worst AC games as an AC game - maybe a 'good' game if you enjoy playing pirates etc but as an AC game, its poor. I actually prefer AC, the first game, to this. Unity actually got back to being what an AC game was and its a shame that their ambition was too much for the hardware to handle. I can't say that all aspects of Unity was great and it was buggy but the story was good and was a return to the aspects that we had loved with AC2.

I can't say that Origins is a great Assassins game but it has great game-play and I really enjoyed the changes. Setting it before the 'rules' of the Creed did help them be more liberal with the character and the game-play too.

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FullbringIchigo

@CK97 agreed 100%, i just found it dull overall, i didn't even bother with the latest one and actually went back and played Tomb Raider Anniversary instead

when it comes to TV, Films & Games i don't think we should be editing history, to ignore it and paint it as better than it was is wrong otherwise we wont be able to learn from the mistakes they made

Th3solution

@Jaz007 @BAMozzy I have been put off in playing Unity for the mere fact that, not only was it so poorly received and the haphazard release poisoned my mind against it despite the issues being patched, but also it was the first game after Black Flag (and if I recall, it released really quickly after BF and it seemed like AC games were coming out in droves every few months there for a while) so I didn’t want to step back into the franchise again. Honestly the French Revolution is probably one of the most interesting settings to me (...the soundtrack of Les Miserable now starts ringing through my head...), and I was excited when I read previews. But that underlined just how disappointed I was in Black Flag that it completely deflated any interest I was holding for Unity. The timing was probably pretty poor for me too as I seemed somewhat distracted from games in general for a time there.
@Kidfried @KALofKRYPTON As far as more specifics on why Black Flag didn’t sit well with me and which AC games I liked best — I would say the first one was “okay” nothing spectacular, suffering from pacing issues and delving a bit too much into the modern storyline, as I recall. But the Ezio games are all very good imo. Especially AC2. Brotherhood was also very enjoyable. By Revelations it was probably becoming a little worn out in that Renaissance Italian setting, but I still enjoyed every minute. AC3 was a breath of fresh air and mainly because I’m an American I was fascinated by the the setting and the historical figures integrated into the adventure. Historical fiction can be one of my favorite types of fiction, and I grew up learning about Washington, Franklin, Adams, etc so it was fun to play a game with them in it (the same applies to the other games and their inclusion of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, Copernicus, etc). So, despite its lukewarm public reception, I quite liked AC3, but AC2 is still probably my favorite, followed by Brotherhood.
The interesting thing and what I can’t understand is that one of the pleasant surprises of AC3 was the naval battles. I found them a very fun distraction to the usual AC combat and exploration. The wilderness setting of the American frontier along with an occasional ship battle was great variety from the constant city travel of the Ezio games, which for 3 games as I say had grown a bit stale. I assume I’m not the only one who liked the naval battles because Ubisoft went on to make BF, an entire game centered around the mechanic, but for me it was just too much. It wasn’t nearly as fun in that game. It was borderline annoying to be constantly attacked on the open sea. I’m not sure why. Maybe the lack of major historical context was the issue. Maybe I missed the Desmond storyline. I’m not sure, and as @BAMozzy says it was a pretty significant departure from the AC fundamentals that had been established in the earlier games. And I don’t mind that, and I don’t prejudge the game from going a different direction because it was getting a bit mundane, but it just didn’t have the hook to keep me coming back to that world to find out what happens, since AC3 kind of wrapped up a lot of the modern day Desmond storyline.
Sorry for the ramble, but those are my thoughts. I am definitely inclined to play Origins, even though it’s the Black Flag development team. It sounds great. And Odyssey has a setting that excites me as much or more than the Renaissance and French Revolution. And I’m not opposed to playing Unity, Syndicate, and even retrying Black Flag since I still own my copy and also have Freedom Cry in my library from PS Plus. But who has time for all that? I feel like I can only tolerate so much of the franchise at a time and my plan is to play Origins first as soon as I get in the mood and have time.

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FullbringIchigo

@Th3solution Unity was a pretty good game, yeah it had issues at launch but they have all been fixed now, it's well worth a play and so is Syndicate, honestly i would have preferred they kept evolving that way they were instead of just dropping everything and starting again like with Origins, the old AC games had a feel of their own, the new ones are just generic action RPG's, good RPG's but bad AC games

when it comes to TV, Films & Games i don't think we should be editing history, to ignore it and paint it as better than it was is wrong otherwise we wont be able to learn from the mistakes they made

Thrillho

@Gremio108

Gremio108 wrote:

Unpopular gaming opinion - I think Fallout New Vegas was massively overrated (and this from a Fallout fanboy).

Yes the map was good, but the actual interiors tended to be just one room or cave, rather than the sprawling mazes of Fallout 3. And the quests had their moments, but there was nothing to rival Megaton, or the rivalry between Tenpenny Tower and the ghouls. Or the Antagonizer!

New Vegas was a great game, but better than Fallout 3? No way!

I think the basic premise of FO3 was better (going into the great unknown after leaving the vault) and there are some obviously amazing moments, but FO:NV just built on it so well. The rival factions of NCR of the Legion offered massively different play throughs, they massively improved the companion system (with some excellent hidden quests related to each of them), and then the Strip and the battle for control of it made it even more spectacular.

FO3 was immense as it was pretty much unlike anything I'd played before but the little improvements to NV still makes it more fun for me.

Thrillho

Kidfried

@Th3solution From your post it sounds like you would definitely like Syndicate, given that you'd be interested in an Ezio-style game. It has the historical figures you will recognize, a personally appealing and memorable setting and has the best historical fiction I've seen in the series so far. Oh, and Evie who is super charming.

I know I never shut up about how great I think Syndicate is, sorry!

Haven't played Origins/Odyssey yet, so can't comment on those.

Kidfried

Th3solution

@Kidfried I probably would like Syndicate. And from the sound of it proabably Unity too. Both can be bought for a song so the barrier is more just a backlog of other games in the way and an increasing lack of free time. I have Syndicate and Unity on my list of “possible buys” and they are probably one of my top two or three on that list. The thing is, I’ve already bought Origins, along with GoW, Spider-Man, Detroit, Persona 5.... many others ahead of it compete for my attention.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Kidfried

@Th3solution Hehe, that's right. You already have so many games to play. I'm kind of at the opposite point now, where I've tried to finish every game in my backlog over the last few months. And now I feel... FREE!

Kidfried

Th3solution

@Kidfried Do you fancy a crack at AC Origins then now? Or are you biding your time until RDR2 releases, like many other people are doing?
Another unpopular opinion ... the more I see about Red Dead Redemption 2, the more I feel inclined to just wait and play it next year. I’ve all but decided to wait and not preorder. Don’t get me wrong - the game looks fabulous and I’ve no doubt it will set the world on fire, but I feel inclined to wait to see reviews and early impressions before moving it up to “must play now” status.

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RogerRoger

Th3solution wrote:

Another unpopular opinion ... the more I see about Red Dead Redemption 2, the more I feel inclined to just wait and play it next year. I’ve all but decided to wait and not preorder. Don’t get me wrong - the game looks fabulous and I’ve no doubt it will set the world on fire, but I feel inclined to wait to see reviews and early impressions before moving it up to “must play now” status.

I'm with you there, pal. Can't see myself playing it until late 2019, maybe even later.

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FullbringIchigo

@RogerRoger if i'm honest the more i see the less i want to play it full stop, i just want to have fun when i play a game, not have to micro manage EVERYTHING, i shouldn't need to make sure my character bathes everyday or goes the the loo regularly, it's a video game FFS

when it comes to TV, Films & Games i don't think we should be editing history, to ignore it and paint it as better than it was is wrong otherwise we wont be able to learn from the mistakes they made

Kidfried

@Th3solution I expect to find Origins in a Black Friday sale for 20, as that happens to most Ubi games. So, it's probably my game to play over Christmas.

Red Dead I might pick up at launch, though. It's probably cool. With GTAV I waited to play it, but eventually I regret that choice. Game was way less impressive in 2016 than in 2014.

And, honestly, I'm in for an open world game to drown in. As I haven't played Spider-Man FarCry or AC this year's, I kind of crave that open world feel.

Kidfried

Jaz007

@Th3solution If the setting of Unity appeals to you, if consider getting it for that alone. Before playing, it was the least interesting setting for me. Then it just sucked me in. Every side-quest is based off of a historical event, rumor, or person that you can read about. The amount of detail is insane with the number of people and how you’ve so many people doing different things. It’s the not best setting for me if you remove how well the game did it for me, but if you look at that, it’s easily my favorite setting. I’ve never seen a game match the detail that is packed into it’s world. In terms of historical setting quality though, Syndicate took a huge nose dive.

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redd214

Unpopular opinions:

-Uncharted and Fallout games are boring. Would rather it have been a series of 4 two hour movies than 4 fifteen hour games. Fallout just don't like the gameplay at all.

-Micro-transactions aside, recent sports games are some of the best/truest examples of RPGs

-Soul Calibur is the best fighting game franchise

-Racing games are the best genre overall

-and lastly Knack is the GOAT

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