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I agree by cant tell if you're sarcastic thoug 04/22/2021, 1:28pm PDT
Like, what exactly is gained by a big open area of wandering around and having to manually note which ability-unlock gate is where? It was novel when the first Metroid games did it (not to mention simple), but I just don't give a shit and the patience for pen & paper map notes died out over 20 years ago. Why just have more tightly crafted linear levels that introduce new obstacles to overcome with new abilities?

The absolute worst of this is that new Carrion game. It gets playing the Blob right, but everything else wrong. It makes thematic sense why The Thing doesn't get a map, but it's a fucking tedious slog navigating through.

Rogue Legacy was a recent one to get it right. No hard ability gates, and the big open layout is the whole point with the randomization every run (unless a strategic fee is paid).
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Intentionally provocative Hot Takes thread NT by Mischief Maker 03/21/2021, 9:22am PDT
    Re: Intentionally provocative Hot Takes thread by Mischief Maker 03/21/2021, 9:25am PDT
        I guess we'll find out if they ever make a movie that's just like Aliens NT by but without the themes. 03/21/2021, 9:43am PDT
        That's true... ish. by Blackwater 03/21/2021, 10:02pm PDT
            Re: That's true... ish. by E. L. Koba 03/22/2021, 5:22pm PDT
        I see your point, but consider this... by Olive Kalamata 03/23/2021, 7:09am PDT
    Steak is overrated. NT by Mysterio 03/21/2021, 11:17pm PDT
        people who get angry at others for ordering well done should be put to death NT by fuck off, foodies 03/22/2021, 10:45am PDT
            Burn in the same hellfire that wrought your carbon steak by Entropy Stew 04/19/2021, 10:39pm PDT NEW
                Agreed. Well done steak guy somehow finding this place is weird. NT by Ichabod 04/20/2021, 7:42am PDT NEW
                    And yet he's 100% right so NT by laudablepuss 04/20/2021, 8:50am PDT NEW
                        It's like watching a woman get punched in the teeth by her boyfriend by Entropy Stew 04/20/2021, 12:00pm PDT NEW
                            Peter Davison doesn't care how you eat him, he's just glad you're interested. by laudablepuss 04/20/2021, 2:10pm PDT NEW
                of course the most disgreeable guy on Caltrops would be enraged by of course 04/20/2021, 4:40pm PDT NEW
                    A room you're in doesn't count as occupied, bud NT by Entropy Stew 04/21/2021, 3:14am PDT NEW
    Bill Hicks wasn't funny NT by Rafiki 03/22/2021, 6:33pm PDT
        I agree with this :( NT by laudablepuss 03/22/2021, 6:43pm PDT
        Patrice O'Neal was funnier than Pryor, Murphey, AND Carlin by James "Stephanie" Sterling 03/23/2021, 11:53am PDT
            Re: Patrice O'Neal was funnier than Pryor, Murphey, AND Carlin by laudablepuss 03/23/2021, 12:43pm PDT
        If Bill Hicks wasn't funny, what the fuck was Denis Leary? NT by Droz 03/28/2021, 12:23pm PDT
            mostly louder NT by laudablepuss 03/29/2021, 1:18pm PDT
    Windows Vista was a huge improvement over XP NT by laudablepuss 03/23/2021, 10:58am PDT
    Ducktales NES was only good comparative to other licensed games NT by LJN garbage 03/23/2021, 11:24am PDT
    Daydream Nation is overrated by Rafiki 03/27/2021, 11:51am PDT
    Zelda and Mario games are boring and trite. NT by Mysterio 03/29/2021, 2:04am PDT
        Even SMB? NT by Horus Truthteller 03/29/2021, 11:46am PDT
            Thought so. Shaddap about Mario. NT by Horus Truthteller 04/20/2021, 9:10pm PDT NEW
        Adventure of Link was the best Zelda game. NT by Fuck BotW and its SS2 weapon breaks 04/20/2021, 10:26pm PDT NEW
    Open World games are just mediocre action games with a commute between levels. NT by MM 04/19/2021, 3:19pm PDT NEW
        All Metroidvanias would be better off as tightly designed linear levels by git gud Souls 04/21/2021, 1:05pm PDT NEW
            True, the best Castlevanias are the linear ones. NT by MM 04/21/2021, 11:35pm PDT NEW
                Caltrops triggers ES: the thread NT by Entropy Stew 04/22/2021, 12:21am PDT NEW
                I agree by cant tell if you're sarcastic thoug 04/22/2021, 1:28pm PDT NEW
        I think Breath of the Wild actually got this right by Rafiki 04/23/2021, 12:00am PDT NEW
    The problem with 40k is all the non-imperals 'r boring Saturday cartoon villains NT by Mischief Limited Character Count 04/19/2021, 5:32pm PDT NEW
    Boss fights are terrible and shouldn't be in most games NT by E. L. Koba 04/22/2021, 2:46pm PDT NEW
        First no prayer in school, now no life lessons of any kind by Vested Id 04/22/2021, 4:31pm PDT NEW
            Re: First no prayer in school, now no life lessons of any kind by E. L. Koba 04/23/2021, 3:00pm PDT NEW
        What about bosses that become normal enemies in later levels? NT by MM 04/23/2021, 4:38pm PDT NEW
            Acceptable! by E. L. Koba 04/25/2021, 1:38pm PDT NEW
    Office chair reviews should let you filter by weight by Rafiki 04/25/2021, 1:34pm PDT NEW
        Neither NT by Cheap ASS! 04/25/2021, 5:45pm PDT NEW
    Opera sucks dick. by Droz 04/29/2021, 7:22pm PDT NEW
        I don't like music from 200 years ago, just music from 100 years ago NT by Rock music is as dead as opera 04/30/2021, 6:34am PDT NEW
            Yeah but it's better. It rocks harder. Just like me. NT by Droz 04/30/2021, 10:50am PDT NEW
                Droz is right. Opera is stupid. NT by Kirahu Nagasawa 04/30/2021, 11:15am PDT NEW
                    What about Rock Opera? NT by Mischief Maker 04/30/2021, 11:41am PDT NEW
                        That's fine NT by Kirahu Nagasawa 04/30/2021, 1:06pm PDT NEW
        The best classical stuff is from the early period. by blackwater Today, 1:51am PDT NEW
 
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