Hey there Somethings!
Today’s (apparently) another installment of “Podcast Rob Shakes Fist At Cloud” as I lay out some video games I was hopeful about but just didn’t cut it for me!
Star Wars Squadrons
Flying Game? Check. Dogfighting Flying Game? Check. Fun? Ehhh…..
I never played any of the original “X-Wing vs TIE Fighter” games.. but I do enjoy me some Star Wars, and I was really hoping to like this. The dogfight maps feel oddly small, (I mean, I understand they’re trying to keep frantic action in a confined space) and… oddly confined…. like.. it’s SPACE why can’t I go fly.. you know.. .over THERE? Also the back and forth of the combat is intriguing and keeps one side from just steamrolling, but, it still feels like it’s amazingly clunky.
Dark Pictures Anthology : Little Hope
I. Loved. Man of Medan. I’m enjoying House of Ashes even more. Little Hope was… aptly named. In MoM and HoA, the choices made sense to me. In LH the choices felt.. mind-numbingly inane. The one that sticks out the most was breaking in to the police station… there’s LITERALLY bricks and 2x4s and pipes and crap laying around.. but this.. THIS is a good time for one of the characters to chide the other about “Hey.. I bet you can’t throw this rock through that window!” Just make it make sense….
Vampire the Masquerade : Bloodhunt
Ok, I’m not a fan of BR type games.. not my jam. I DO however love me some VtM and am eagerly awaiting Bloodlines 2. To that end, I said “Let me check it out.. it’s free.. right?” Overall, I like what they’re trying to do… different clans, different powers, how they effect the overall BR gameplay.. it’s a good concept. However, the player base is still relatively small, and because of that the number of hackers/cheaters is VERY disproportionate, and the game doesn’t seem to have a good way of perma-banning them. Much like Rocket League (which, surprisingly, didn’t make this list…) before I stopped playing I could only do one or two matches before my rising blood pressure made me tap out.
Any Poorly Ported Game
I like my driving/racing games. I’ve tried to play many of the older(ish) Need for Speed games either through Steam or GamePass and, I’ll be honest, when I have to THEN scour the internet for some sort of additional patch that I have to read up on how to install just so when I lightly tap the stick to go left my car won’t immediately go in to donuts because the port over of the game couldn’t handle/work with current controller drivers.. it’s a hard pass for me.
Legacy : A Star Wars Audio Drama returns this coming Tuesday! Catch up here before the new episode!