Recent Critics






Jonathan Stark @zippdementia10:37 AM
@overdrive @honestgamer @JoeTheDestroyer Robotrek was a game that was pretty much doomed to obscurity by poor translations.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementia10:37 AM
@JoeTheDestroyer @wolfqueen001 @Germ @EmP That was essentially what Hideo Kojima said about Raiden, too. He also specifically said that he intended MGS2 to be a slap in the face of everyone who kept asking him to make that game.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementia10:36 AM
@Suskie @Ben I could see someone coming at it from the angle of it not having the most original or exciting gameplay, but I would have trouble with criticism of the story, voice acting, or script. I felt like it assumed I actually have intelligence. Nice.
Rob Hamilton @overdrive07:48 AM
@honestgamer @JoeTheDestroyer If you do, you need to review it using the same Engrish the translators did when porting it to America. Twas a fun game...but there were areas the dialogue was so bad, I was clueless as to what was going on.
Wendell B @pickhut11:58 PM
Currently Wanting to Play: Sniper Elite III. Was raring to go after beating V2, but busy things unrelated to video games is keeping me away for 2 weeks. <__>
Mike Suskie @SuskieJul 29, 2014
@Ben I'll read your review as soon as I finish the game myself. I bought it today so it's definitely happening.
Jason Venter @honestgamerJul 29, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer Even in my teen years, I felt it had chunks that were iffy (my friend had it), but it was still a lot of fun and I may have to revisit that one myself. I (somewhat) recently bought the cartridge in an eBay auction, for just that purpose.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 29, 2014
I've been tempted to replay and review Robotrek, a game I enjoyed in my teen years, but I'm afraid it hasn't aged well.
Kyle Stepp @espigaJul 29, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer @wolfqueen001 @zippdementia @Germ @EmP Yeah, it wasn't me. My two cents though: I think MGS is stupid but fun in that B-movie way. Think Pacific Rim. Enjoyable, if you shut off your brain for a while.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 29, 2014
@wolfqueen001 @zippdementia @Germ @EmP They basically said that Raiden was an allegory for the player, and they way they described the theory made the game sound like a subtle satire on video game hype.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 29, 2014
@wolfqueen001 @zippdementia @Germ @EmP I ultimately didn't hate MGS 2. There was also someone here who had a really good theory regarding MGS 2 that helped me appreciate it a little more (I want to say it was Espiga, but I have a feeling ti was Calvin)...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 29, 2014
@Ben I'm looking forward to it! I love to read reviews that take popular games down a peg, or defend awful unpopular ones.
Ben Lee @BenJul 28, 2014
One year later, I'm going to finally put my unpopular thoughts on The Last of Us into writing.
Leslie Paul @wolfqueen001Jul 28, 2014
@zippdementia @Germ @JoeTheDestroyer @EmP The first time I played MGS was about 10 years or so after it first came out so I didn't have nostalgia, either. In fact, I'm a fan of the series now, too, despite the criticism it gets. (MGS2 was hilariously bad)
Rob Hamilton @overdriveJul 28, 2014
In Skyrim, got to the point in the Companions plot where you can become a werewolf and, thus, are now immune to disease. And now, it's time for the great dungeon scouring of 2014!
Mike Suskie @SuskieJul 28, 2014
I finally get to play The Last of Us tomorrow.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaJul 28, 2014
@Germ @JoeTheDestroyer @EmP The simple fact that, with every new MGS game, I ask the question "Is this as good as MGS?" is a sign that it's still a good game.
Jeremy Davis @GermJul 28, 2014
@zippdementia @zippdementia @JoeTheDestroyer @EmP Glad to see I touched off a bit of discussion. I stand by the idea that it works without nostalgia goggles on. I play the PS1 Tomb Raiders, and I know only my memories make them good. Not so with MGS.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 28, 2014
Walking Dead 1.1- About to leave the drugstore to save someone. So far, I dig this game. That's saying a lot, since I usually don't have the patience for graphic adventure games (although I've always wanted the patience).
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 27, 2014
Before playing through Risen, I've decided to play the last game on my October review list, which is The Walking Dead season 1. Following that, Risen, Gothic, and Geneforge 2 shall fall.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 27, 2014
Beat Hammerwatch, but I did not escape the castle, as I didn't possess enough strange planks (it's a long story). Still, the final boss is dead and that's good enough for me.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 27, 2014
Currently playing : Only If. Currently whimsical: constantly.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaJul 27, 2014
@zippdementia @JoeTheDestroyer @EmP ... unless you counted the hackneyed attempts to give the girls of MGS4 some sympathy (hampered by extreme camel toe shots). The only other time you see it to good effect is with The Boss (where it's fone brilliantly).
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaJul 27, 2014
@zippdementia @JoeTheDestroyer @EmP ...mantis fight. It was completely unexpected that, after defeating him, you would get this long soliloquy about his life and what made him do the things he'd done. That never came back into any of the other MGS games..
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaJul 27, 2014
@zippdementia @JoeTheDestroyer @EmP The main thing that makes MGS1 and 3 worth it are the characters. Especially in MGS1, there was a tremendous effort made to give history and weight to the villains. I think everyone remembers the end of the psycho...
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaJul 27, 2014
@zippdementia @JoeTheDestroyer @EmP The level of pretension would not go apeshit until MGS2. I also think MGS3 is probably the best game overall in the series, and it did improve upon MGS' narrative.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaJul 27, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer @EmP MGS really affected me when I first played it, and in subsequent years I've been better able to appreciate its construction. It was, perhaps, a forerunner of the awfulness to come, but that doesn't mean that it itself was awful.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 27, 2014
Hammerwatch- Tore through Act 3, survived the Lich's cheap one-shot ability, and am well into the fourth and final act.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 27, 2014
@Suskie It's a shame the two bottles of wine and the roasted pork dish weren't "at the end of time."
Mike Suskie @SuskieJul 27, 2014
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 27, 2014
@EmP @zippdementia taken as anything more than unintentional humor. The first MGS wasn't all that bad in that department, at least not as bad as MGS 2. Geez, from psychic terrorists to ghosts running the White House. All it needed was some kaiju.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 27, 2014
@EmP @zippdementia Pretentious, yet so unintentionally campy that they were kind of fun. I have a love/hate relationship with MGS's narrative as a whole. It's always overblown, thinks it's philosophically deep, and is usually too convoluted to be...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 26, 2014
Hammerwatch- Trounced the second boss and moseyed on to Act 3. Currently 50% through!
Wendell B @pickhutJul 26, 2014
Hey, just wanted to throw out that, if you've been interested in a Wii U and don't mind it being refurbished, Nintendo is currently selling 32GB Nintendo Land systems for $200 on their site: . Though, it's only for US/Canada.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 26, 2014
@zippdementia Gotta speed up that small slice of gameplay so you can get the the next pretentious, overbearing cut scene to lull you to sleep.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaJul 26, 2014
@EmP I have a very different experience while playing. I still enjoy it a lot, and I love the puzzle aspect of every room, an aspect that was toned down by the option of running and gunning your way through subsequent titles in the series.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 26, 2014
People are, of course, quite correct in pointing out how awful MGS is. I tip my hat to them so I need not write something myself.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveJul 26, 2014
@Ben @Germ @JoeTheDestroyer Ben, I agree with that. It's the primitive polygonal 3D, I think. I remember playing Wild Arms 2 a couple years back and thinking I'd rather look at 16-bit sprites than that game's rough, blocky polygons.
Ben Lee @BenJul 26, 2014
@Germ @JoeTheDestroyer I actually tried to play Metal Gear Solid for the first time last year. I wasn't enjoying it at all, and gave up after an hour. For me, I don't think there are many PSX titles that hold up well in 2014 without nostalgia.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveJul 26, 2014
So far in Skyrim, I'm starting work in both the Thieves Guild (good for boosting stealth) and Companions (good for becoming immune to annoying diseases) and will be in the Brotherhood whenever I decide to sleep.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveJul 26, 2014
@Suskie Looks like I'll have to upgrade the computer. Which won't be a big hassle soon, but my current Mac is about 2 OS behind its requirements (10.8.5 is needed; I have 10.6.8).
Jeremy Davis @GermJul 26, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer Yeah, I've heard/read people saying it doesn't hold up today, and I completely disagree. Holds up better than most PS1 games and is still completely enjoyable.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 26, 2014
Hammerwatch- Activated 2 of the 3 boss runes in Act 2. Enemy crowds have gotten insanely large. My right hand hurts...
Mike Suskie @SuskieJul 25, 2014
@overdrive Dude, you need to play Divinity: Original Sin. I am not screwing around here.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 25, 2014
@Germ I know. I loved that game, and the negative reviews have tempted me to go back and replay it. Of course, I haven't actually read any of the negatives, so I don't know what turned everyone off.
Jeremy Davis @GermJul 25, 2014
Very surprised to see so many negative reviews for the original MGS:
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 25, 2014
Hammerwatch- Made it to Act 2. The boss of Act 1 was tough and a little cheap, but manageable.
Leslie Paul @wolfqueen001Jul 24, 2014
Hitler rants about Xbox One. Pretty much covers it (at least after the original E3 debut.)
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 24, 2014
Hammerwatch- Made it to the first boss, but now I have to leave for work. :(
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 24, 2014
Put impromptu Another World review on hold when Steam updates informed me that the new chapter of TWD was now awaiting a play. Played through it yesterday. Befuddled thoughts to follow, possibly in vexed rant mode.

© 2012-2014 HonestGamers
None of the material contained within HG Chatter may be reproduced in any conceivable fashion without permission from the author(s) of said material. Opinions expressed here are presumbed to be the opinions of the people expressing them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of HonestGamers site staff, contributors, or sponsors.