I think the writing is not great. I finished it, but I quit before the final boss without realizing it, came back months later, beat the boss and thought to myself "that's it?". Tyranny is the best of the new Obsidian games, but that might be because I like Rome so much.This one hurts to admit, becauase I think the game is actually good. Pillars of Eternity 1. I crowdfunded it. I always delve into the pits under the home castle too soon and just... idk, I get burnt out somewhere along the way or don't level my characters right.
I could see why someone would feel that way. I enjoyed it because the objectives were clean and I like taking over stuff but that's pretty much it. I ignored most of the side content this time around. I found the world and characters pretty boring, but the gunplay was pretty good. The skill-being-tied-to-equipment aspect was a big let down. I hope they never do that again. It makes more sense to limit people by having them equip the perks themselves independent of the equipment and have the equipment be for looks, or at least do it Final Fantasy 6 style where you unlock the abilities by wearing the equipment for a certain period of time until the ability is unlocked.Far cry 6 for me. Dunno why
I think this is my issue too. I literally have about 4 hours spread out over a week to play games at the moment. So whenever I sit down to play. Everything feels like it’s too big for me to get into.Bruh I have been restarting Twilight Princess on and off since 2006. Like for whatever reason I leave the game too long and when I return I start from scratch. I told myself my last attempt was going to be the final one...
but I left it for a year... went to pick it back up instead of restarting... AND DELETED MY SAVE FILE BY ACCIDENT!!!!
I'm not going to let it beat me.
In other news I'm finding it hard to stick to any given game at the moment. Between life sapping my free time I find it difficult to unwind with the games I enjoy because I feel I don't have the time to fully immerse myself. I don't want to play through Psychonauts an hour here and an hour there when I get a spare moment whilst I'm feeling mentally drained from the world's bullshit. It's killing me at the moment.
Similar to my take on the series, Abyss, Berseria, Vesperia are all great, can't say the same of Symphonia though, some how I just can't get into the story. And I think Xillia is a bit of underrated.Tales of Arise. Dropped it 10 hours in, got back to it a few months later, then dropped it another 20 hours in. It’s not bad per say, just overhyped for me. The graphics increase are nice but the world actually feels like there’s less to do in compared to prior games. And the cast and story are mid. This is coming off of Berseria, which not only told a more compelling, darker story, but also gave its cast way more depth beyond just their basic personalities and motivations (mainly due to Berseria’s skits, whereas Arise’s skits focus entirely on just reiterating story/personality elements covered in the main game. Also, boo on the new skit design. Yes, I love my costume customization, but I never wanted it in skits if it meant sacrificing the expressive character portraits).
Doesn’t help I hear Arise’s second half compared to Xenogears Disc 2, ouch. I’ll finish it one day but considering the only Tales game I never bothered to finish was Xillia 2 (a blank slate MC who barely has any dialogue options, who asked for this? Not to mention re-using 80+% of the environments from Xillia 1), it’s pretty disappointing.
Right now I’d rank the Tales games I’ve played:
9/10 - Abyss, Berseria, Vesperia, Symphonia
8/10 - Graces F
7.5/10 - Xillia
7/10 - Zesteria
6/10 - Arise
4/10 - Xillia 2