Hey everyone. So we have, in recent days had many conversations regarding scores, bias, Metacritics many flaws etc. I wondered if as a palate cleanser rather than concentrating on the worst of games criticism we could share some of what we consider to be its highlights.
Discussions on games free from the shackles of being a “Review” discussed after launch perhaps, or in a more “round table” style. Critique which may pertain to the narrative as much as the mechnical. Or perhaps reviews that you feel eschew the need to be rushed out to meet launch and have a more measured tone.
In a world of gamepass and BC I think it is nice to go back and discuss or speak about titles from the recent past, such as those the xboxERA reviewers have been doing. We and the gaming industry are oft too focused on the future and the games released just this week for my liking
I wondered if anyone has any other sources they would like to share. I’ll start.
I love long form essays and documentaries, (and by that I mean “proper” factual ones, not History channel ones). And I enjoy podcasts and youtubers who concentrate on that too. For example, and for the first, appropriate for yesterday;
- Noah Caldwell Gervais
His latest video is a retrospective on Kotor 1&2 and how it pertains to “Hero with a thousand faces” book on the Hero’s journey monomyth
- Cane & Rinse / Sound of Play
The Most recent game discussed is 2019’s The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
I’m busy at work so I’ll resist the temptation to add more and instead wait to see if anyone else has any favourites to add to the list.
If discussion or consideration of older games is of interest, get involved in Delroy’s “Xbox History” thread, its not long form but a lot of members take some time to explain why that months game is rated by themselves so highly.