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Jax got the ladders

Yes, this can also happen.

A much beloved but also very controversial game. This is a review of the Singleplayer in Freelancer.

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It's time for a great Ubisoft Port! That released half a year after the other versions, doesn't include all the available DLC (the story DLC is not available at all) and launched at full price.

Not a detailed analysis because I tried that before and ended up with a VERY LONG video... I don't want to upload something for five days.
tldr: I've never been to Chicago.

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3:26 World of Light NewGame+
5:00 Versus Achievments


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When there just isn't enough Smash in the title.
Or rather: I had no idea what to call this.

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But it also made me realize why I love Castlevania... and not necessarily this.

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A few scenes within the first 10 hours of Risen 2 that I marked while editing the review. I find a lot of weird stuff in games and I'm tired of throwing it all away, so now here we are, the Review Dumpster arrived!

Risen 2 Review:

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- Mindset after Risen 2

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Maybe I'll do more of these, if anyone enjoys it. After all, it's just work I've done about a year ago with a wallpaper. Anyway, back to Risen 2 EEEEEEEEEEEEY

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0:47 Story
4:02 Gameplay
11:26 Birthright-Campaign
14:38 Conquest-Campaign
18:07 Revelation-Campaign
20:48 Graphics/Technical Stuff
21:12 The Good/Improvement Ideas
24:30 Verdict

I didn't even get to talk about the guilds...

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Images: Google Search
Rain Greenscreen:

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This game is apparently finished...

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OST - Earthbound, F-Zero X
Sound clip taken from [SFM] Moses

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I don't like doing reaction videos, but Fable 3 is gonna take a while.

Following up on my E3 Bethesda video:

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Ending Interview:
Gamereactor Fable 2 E3 Interview (Part 1&2)

Despite testing it a few months ago, Youtube forbids me to post my original review here, so here's a summary of my remaining arguments:

Everything is pointless!
The dog is an inventory shortcut for the spade.
Death makes combat pointless, combat is already brainlessly simple and mindless, it's designed for idiotic toddlers. The reward for everything is either gold or fame, both of which you don't need as, again, you don't need help for anything and fame only slightly changes the behavior of the clones... sorry, I mean the few dozen copy&paste models for NPCs and they even block your path at occasion.
Spells have been mostly removed or combined like Time Control and Assassin Rush which makes the spells even more broken, but the major problem is the removal of the magic meter which allows you to spam the strongest attacks to no end. Melee and ranged abilities have also been heavily simplified by reducing the amount of techniques to 4 each. The bosses are especially fun as you can't beat them with melee attacks at all (I found no way to do it).

The story starts great but sucks right after that with one of the most insulting and pointless endings in videogame history, I'm not kidding. The writing is really bad, removing a lot of the clever humor that the first Fable had for “funny” slapstick humor. The problem with slapstick humor: Have too much and it gets dull. Have it for 34 hours and it gets annoying. I gave Fable 2 literally 34 hours, 4 minutes and 39 seconds to prove me wrong. It didn't manage to do that and made my opinion even worse.

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Fable TLC&Anniversary:

This is my theory as to why the stamina system in Zelda: Skyward Sword was mandatory to make the combat work to begin with.

Game Grumps Skyward Sword Episode 1:
Arin's argument starting at 9:47 and my counterargument goes for 11:55

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Jenomorph's Twitch Channel:
Just A Pancake

0:00 EA
4:18 Microsoft
9:42 Bethesda
15:58 Square Enix
17:58 Ubisoft
22:26 Sony
25:01 Nintendo
27:28 PC Gaming Show

Skyrim: Todd Howard's Director's Cut 2019
Todd Howard's Skyrim: Legendary Cut 2020
Todd Howard's GOTY Skyrim: Special Legendary Cut 2021
The Elder Scrolls 6 DLC: Howard's Legacy

I almost fell asleep during editing too.

In case you didn't know

there's a new smash game


Greece's Creed: Another One

Tomb Raider:
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider of the Shadow
Tomb of the Shadow Raider
Raider of the Shadow Tomb
The Tomb of Shadow Raider
The Shadow Raider of Tomb
no deus ex goddamn it


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