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#1 sanghelle56
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Wow, awesome topic! I have countless faves that got s**t reviews. Only naming 3:

- Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood

- Ninja Blade

- Killer Is Dead

Earthblood has countless flaws. But it gets points from me as a schlocky guilty pleasure because it's one of few video games where you can be a werewolf, and the gameplay is decent if you don't mind hack n slash predominant combat. Would get a 10/10 in the PS2 or Xbox 360 generations. Elder Scrolls Online has better werewolf combat mechanics. Supernatural creatures should always equal supernatural powers, like a Howl Stun or pouncing on to enemies and stomping them. It can't always be about them claws!

Ninja Blade is basically a Ninja Gaiden Clone from '09. I'm a minority in thinking it's better than Ninja Gaiden lol. You cut down hordes of these Halo Flood-like monsters, and it's pretty awesome action. The main character reminds me of Snake Eyes. He's a shinobi who's part of a government task force.

Killer Is Dead's often the most overlooked of Grasshopper Manufacture's small catalog, but it's a bizarre assassin ride I'd try any day over No More Heroes or Shadows of the Damned.

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@Yams1980: Glad you like him. But Tbh as far as Larry's character type, I always found Johnny Bravo to be the better.

I know Larry and Johnny are different age gears, but Johnny appealed more to me back when cuz he has a sense of morality w/ romance, as shown in certain episodes and the Valentine's special, post-rejections.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Larry seems more like the "in-it-for-the-sex" and womanizer bro type of romantic. Should count as an anti-hero imo.

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#3  Edited By sanghelle56
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I will admit, I have a deep love of obscure characters, for one reason or another. So don't expect to see Kratos.

Here we go:

#18: Faith Connors (Mirror's Edge)

#17: Jonathan Reid (Vampyr)

#16: Senua (Hellblade)

#15: Wolverine (X-Men Origins Uncaged)

#14: Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil)

#13: Jade (Beyond Good and Evil)

#12: Brutus (Brute Force)

#11: Cole MacGrath (Infamous)

#10: Michael Thorton (Alpha Protocol)

#9: Cain Morgan (Eternal Ring)

#8: Sekiro (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)

#7: Fl4k (Borderlands 3)

#6: Garrett (Thief)

#5: Garcian Smith (Killer 7)

#4: Cahal Filin (Werewolf Earthblood)

#3: Marcus "Retr0" Hollaway (Watch Dogs 2)

#2: Furious Ming (Jade Empire)

#1: Alien Rampage Guy (Alien Rampage)

That was something....sorry if most of these, you guys have never heard of. I like a lot of 2 star reviewed and schlocky games.

What's your Gaming GOAT Hero list? Try capping it at 18 like I did.

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This is a trope that's annoyed me to no end. In almost all sci-fi game settings where you get to play as a robot, every single enemy + the main boss is a robot too.

*Facepalm*, the only playable robot games that aren't like this and have a decent MIX of villains are Detroit: Becoming Human and Borderlands 3, because of Fl4k.

Why is there such a prob with fighting organic beings as a robot in gaming? Does it trigger the taboo of AI uprising?

It makes no sense, because AAA developers should have the intellect to realize robots killing flesh and blood beings doesn't automatically make them evil. Period. It DEPENDS on the SETTING SCENARIO they create. And this is VIDEO GAME MEDIA. It's capable of stories and concepts that movie studios will reject no matter what.

What with the conservative nature of game storytelling, I'm surprised Fl4k even exists! Don't get me wrong; they're on my upcoming list of Top 21 video game heroes. Not to mention they're my fave of the new school Vault Hunters.

But why is a robot fighting organic beings - even when they're legit evil humans or destructive level 30 space trolls - such an unused concept?? I would buy more robot titles if they were like this!

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#5  Edited By sanghelle56
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For those who don't know this genius:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Anderson

His style is very, very distinctive. He's directed some of the quirkiest, most wide colorful scenery-based and most heavy plot point buildup cinema of all time. He's a master director.

Here's 3 games that I think are very much like his films:

- No Man's Sky. This is fits the most into the category of Anderson-esque (that's an understatement). The universe-building is incredible and very much as if he coined the idea for this game at Hello to begin with. Quirky as f alien and human NPCs abound, very long plot buildups in the form of FTL space travel to key planets, and mostly sci-fi neon color pattern of everything. Also my favorite game of all time.

- The Life Is Strange series. I never played it but the poetic and artsy semi-slice-of-real-life feel of it gives me Anderson vibes. Only thing missing is the quirkiness.

- OCTO-DAAAAAAAAAA-AAA-AAD, THEY'LL NEVER SUSPECT A THING. Yeah, Octo Dad's on this list, it could be stop motion like his work on Isle of Dogs...tho I could more so see it as a Taika Waititi film cuz it's even weirder.

Honorable Mentions:

- The Stanley Parable

- Mr Mosquito

- Mosaic.

What games do you think are like his movies?

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Solar Opposites, provided I can be a Shlorpian.

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#7  Edited By sanghelle56
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I honestly hated that channel 'cause it became progressively more stupid up to when it got pulled in 2014. They never talked about monsters.

But, my eternal Cthulu bloodlust over that channel coming back aside, I was wondering if anyone here has pitched themselves via video submissions to become next gen G4 alumni. They've arguably wrapped up audition pitches by now since they're rebooting this summer.

I myself have unsuccessfully pitched being a video game anchor to them out of pure boredom. I didn't realize they only accept video submissions, so I made a simple email, explaining that I would be their creature feature correspondent and talk about things ranging from hottest werewolf butts to Top 10 Things I'd Do If I Was Cthulu. Oh, wait, I am Cthulu. Technically.

So, anyone have any luck or response from Crazy Adam or Morgan?

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#8  Edited By sanghelle56
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Tbh I thought for awhile the only good monk protagonist game was Jade Empire. But it plays better on its original console than Steam from what I've seen.

Final Fantasy XIV I know has that character class, but it's MMO s**t that doesn't capture the fluid chopsocky mechanics coming with what a monk is SUPPOSED to do in a video game. *rolls eyes*

This truly was a great past generation for gaming. There's something for everyone if you own a PS4 or Xbox One.

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Since the X-Men Origins Uncaged Edition game of yesteryear has become a nostalgic hot topic in recent years, I thought I'd bring this up.

There are zero characters who can match the sheen of the Wolverine personality wise, but if there was a new hack n slash game with a character like him ability-wise, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Not with the six claws, but so long as he's a badass w/ body blades my money will be spent. Now that Marvel's most popular mutant is in the middle of an awkward material war between Marvel Studios and Fox, it's not likely he'll be in a new game.

Which is why a character with his abilities needs to be IP'd, but not so that Marvel Sue's for ripping off Ol' Jimmy Boi.

I don't know, what do you think? PS for any hack n slash there naturally must be gallons of blood and gore. 🙃

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#10  Edited By sanghelle56
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Ironically, it's become my favorite video game genre in recent years, because of the super fun mechanics and potential. But everything that's come out thus far has been generic clones of each other.

And here's really why:

They're all setting-copycats of Cowboy Bebop. Human heroes looking for fame and fortune as gun totting badasses, advanced technology involved, no aliens, etc etc, yawn.

Borderlands. Destiny. Defiance. The Division. Vigor. And now Outriders. This is why I got Dreams for PS4 when it first came out: To make my own manic shooter RPG.

Am I the only one who sees how there's a setting and lore pattern problem with this genre??

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