I will admit that the bit this article is going for started as a joke in the first half of 2020, but as the year went on, it became less of a joke and more of a legitimate argument.
Getting Laid With Nostalgia
HIGH Seeing Larry back in action.
LOW Having to exhaust all dialogue with all characters to proceed
WTF Weirdly dated pop-culture references.
Slang And Swearing Only
HIGH Pixel Neo Noir looks great.
LOW Lackluster and inconsistent combat.
WTF The number of memes.
The title of this article says it all, but I would like to give credit where credit is due and say that this piece was ultimately inspired by @CoreyMotley and @StephenTotilo. Custom art by @Alex_Connolly!
December Total: 33
Be The First Responder
HIGH Back to the ’70s!
LOW Taking ten minutes to figured out that a traffic light was a ‘clue’.
WTF No one goes to jail for running red lights in Poland?
The Challenging Deep
HIGH The Leviathan Fight.
LOW Having to swap through my weapons one at a time.
WTF Swarms of glowing super-sharks everywhere!
HIGH A refreshingly tactile presentation of action at the pool table.
LOW Sparse tutorialization, thin sound design, uninteresting career modes.
WTF Why aren’t players allowed to lag for the right to break first?
Next February, I’ll be turning 45.I started young – my first gaming memories are of begging my parents for quarters and pumping them all into Missile Command, Centipede and Pac-Man.Games have been an ever-present part of my life since then, and I feel fortunate to have been able to watch the medium grow up along with me.
A Match Made In Heaven
HIGH It’s an addicting puzzler that’s eating up my free time.
LOW How the hell am I this bad at Tetris?
WTF I gotta stop playing at work!
New? No. Tasty? Well…
HIGH Shooting Sligs while impersonating one.
LOW Dying ten times in a row because of wonky throwing controls.
WTF Seeing advertisements for other games in the Oddworld factories.