I am a huge fan of the original and have all the nostalgia that comes along with it, but I love Remake so far. I just finished it today and I’m pumped about the next installments. I'm a little cautious, but I feel like it's in good hands.
Heather, I just have to say what a stand up job you did on the article! I always look forward to reading them. Great game journalism and thoughtful points brought up. You're writing challenges and offers perspectives to think about. Keep up the good work!
I’ve been treating this game as if this was a “Final Fantasy XVI” instead of a “faithful” remake of the original game. This relieves me of any expectation and nagging feelings of trying to tie the original to the remake.
I played through Dandara recently on Switch and I loved it. It does not overstay its welcome and it goes from easy, to suddenly hard, to holy shit I get it and looks absolutely mesmerizing throughout.
A Short Hike.
I spent last weekend playing the original Final Fantasy 7 on the Switch. That game takes many hours, so is probably good to play on lockdown. Still need to crack into Control, so I will probably do that this weekend! I’m definitely going to look into Tales From Off-Peak City
I have to say I was surprised and glad to see walking simulator used to describe a game as a positive descriptor. I feel like itchio has done a world of good for gaming as a whole.
I highly recommend Coffee Talk. It’s a bit short, but enjoyed every minute on it. I treated it like reading a visual novel, while playing a game on the side, and it was very soothing. Hopefully they’ll come up with a sequel.
God I resented this game so much as a 12 year old. They played me like a damn fiddle!
Great write up though! I realised, years after foregoing the chance to play anything up until the Phantom Pain was because of 2. Even though I’d learned to appreciate it during that time, I’d forgotten it was the cause of my… Read more
Thanks for this, great read! This isn’t my favorite MGS, but it’ll be my favorite to talk about and pick-apart from beginning to end. Like most masterpieces tend to be.
Wht an excellent read to start my day with. I definitely was not expecting MGS2 to be what it was when it came out, and I did not appreciate its meta elements at the time. My roommate and I would ridicule Raiden for constantly being an idiot, mimicking his voice asking a series of increasingly simple questions. While… Read more
Oh god! I’ve been waiting for you to pick this string of stories back up. I’ve loved MGS since I was a kid and just reading these articles takes me back! I don’t have as much time as I’d like to sit down and play these again, but I just can’t.
I’m only partway through the game, but I agree that Doom Eternal definitely follows the concept of “more”. It’s so much “more” that I can’t track everything and fall back on “aim well with powerful guns”. Read more
I’ve been having such a good time with it! Glad to see you all giving it some real estate on your roll!
The game is still amazing and when it finally comes to PC and PS4 later it needs your love so SEGA doesn’t overlook us again on this gem of a series.
I loved my time with it, but I cannot say that I love the episodic nature of it, especially with the PS5 on the horizon. It will be tough, but I’m going to wait for a PS5 collection with all the bonuses and such. (Plus I’d hate to finish part 1 and have to wait a year for the next!)