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@Keaze_ We no longer have an internal copyeditor. I am on vacation and hadn't seen this review until now; I will correct any problems.

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@deviltaz35 @valkyrine If I were to turn this around on you, I could just say, "You mean, standing around on a train while the credits appear on screen" is your favorite start to a game? How weird that you would disparage the Last of Us as just "wandering in a house" when calling "standing on a train" an epic opening.


I love both of those openings, but I wanted to point out how silly it is to strip a game down like that. My choice, Shadow of the Colossus, could be boiled down as "watching boy ride a horse," but I think any reasonable person knows that the impact is not about the level of interactivity alone, but about world-building, characterization, foreshadowing, cinematography, music, and/or other elements that connect us to the games we play.

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@Combo_Master Oh no, we didn't bubble over with love for a game in a video.

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@zerohournow @VintAge68 I like scarves! Though it is always odd to be called a hipster, which is not only a weird insult, but doesn't even really describe me. (Unless a "hipster" is just "someone with a different opinion," which is usually what it means in gamerspeak.)


In any case, I like Destiny to a point. (If I straight-up didn't like it, it wouldn't have gotten a 6!) But I don't think it is very good. Like many modern games, its feedback loop is meant to keep you coming back--to be addictive. For me, that is where the problem with Destiny lies. "Addictive" and "good" are two different things, and while I think Destiny manages the former, it does not manage the latter.

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@AdamK47 Thank God, because I am ready to try being someone else! Is this like Freaky Friday? Wait--AM I YOU NOW?

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If I ever have a child, I will name him Jerkins.

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@Bread_or_Decide @hitomo It made several top 5 lists among those that we published (Alexa's and Danny's), though our staff is much larger than just the small number of editors and video editors represented here. It was Randolph's personal game of the year, for example. Shadow of Mordor was one of my top 10, but it just missed landing in my top 5.

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@hitomo Because we tend to like really good things? Also, are you suggesting Ryse and Elder Scrolls Online are the best games of 2014? :|

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@The_Gaming_Baby Air Control was the worst game I played--but Only If is by far my least favorite game of 2014. You can get it for free on Steam.

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@anne_1230 @trugs26 Bayonetta 2 is in my top 10 but didn't quite make my top 5. Sadly, I am not a Smash person, and I like Mario Kart a lot, but it is too similar to previous Karts for me to lavish great love on it.