I have virtually stopped checking GS now which is a real shame as I love the community. I am now putting blogs on Wordpress here as well which is a dedicated blogging site. Would anyone like to do the same? Let me know as I would love to follow you.
I love Mass Effect and the first one is probably my favourite but I can't deny that the first hour or two is incredibly dull. A space captain that has to spend time cleaning up bar fights and doing paperwork is a poor introduction. If you love a sci-fi setting and a cool story then stick with it. However if you want a slick shooter then I would probably trade it in.
Crazy isn't it? Notifications have started working for me now and I have just discovered this beauty. I have no idea how that got through QA.
So GS, any chance of getting that feed filter? Just a straight no would be helpful.
Of course, I can never say with 100% certainty that there is no 'god'. Just like I can't say with 100% certainty that leprechauns don't exist. Personally, I believe that the idea that an all powerful being created this universe is both a simplistic answer and illogical.
Well I was hoping to put my view forward here but when the first response gets it so right (for me) then I am left with 'what he said.'
@ Brendissimo35 "I think the lesson of To the Moon is that just
because it can be made as a video game doesn't
mean that it should be."
Hell Yeah ! I'l drink to that !
While you are right, I don't think that this 'lesson' has come from To The Moon as a number of posters above very much enjoyed it as a game. For you the game was a failure but for many others it worked well. Sure it had a few misteps (that horse bit was a strange one) but there are plenty waiting for the next game by this developer who I wouldn't encourage to give up the games and write the book instead. I view MGS4 in a similar way to you but I wouldn't want to see Hideo Kojima give it all up and move into the film industry.... although I am sure some would!
Obviously we will disagree but as we are drinking to it: 'Me, lager. Finchy, Lager. Gareth, lager sometimes cider, so different drinks for different... needs.' David Brent said is so well! :D
Yes, you will be doing more reading than anything else. Think of reading in To The Moon being as being like cutscenes in MGS!
@ Thread starter, i highly recommend you play Planescape: Torment and The Longest Journey. It will blow you away, because they are leagues above any other video game story.
Thanks for the recommendations. I have ummed and ahhed about The Longest Journey for ages. I should just go for it.
I think having multiple reviews is a risky move on Gamespot's part. Although it's nice to see a balance of opinion it could undermine reviews when a site offers such wildly different scores as this.