it's frustrating because i think eugene cordero is funny and can even act fairly decently (particularly with humor, which makes sense considering his comedy background). and it wasn't just him, literally everyone in that episode just felt like they were reading their lines off a teleprompter. and i can buy gina carano as a badass star wars character but she just cannot act, at least in anything i've seen her in. all of that combined with a boring episode plot and weirdly cheesy/cliche montage scene was just kind of overwhelming.
It'll probably be one of those things where it gets a brief mention, then promptly forgotten about when they move onto the multiplayer and other stuff. To be fair, I don't expect them to go into a political analysis on why call of duty isn't great on a GOTY podcast. Just not the kinda thing they tend to do.i just watched the video, having completely forgotten i had read this post, and i was also not expecting alex getting quoted on a video about american state media (let's be honest that's what fox news is) rehabilitating a mercenary group that committed war crimes in iraq.
it is also supremely gross that microsoft even allowed that game to be on their platform... but i guess call of duty is still a guaranteed hit every year and the latest release is incredibly likely to be in giant bomb's top 10 this year! i know they brought up the highway of death propaganda when that started making the news, but i wonder if they'll mention it again during deliberations.
Carano's gotten better over the years, but yeah she's gone from like 'oh she's like one of those wrestlers who doesn't know how to inflect their voice at all' to 'high school drama line reads that have some inflection but still sound like stilted line reads'
I don't really get this complaint as I found them going through the year chronologically made for a reflective and relaxing listen. We also got to listen to their opinions on every game that they have played throughout the year, especially ones that would not get the chance to be talked as much about once the knives were out. I felt it made things better because when the knives came out, the games that wouldn't hang already got the boot within the first 3 days.
I came to listen to Game of the Year. Not Year In Review. 9+ hours before any category deliberations is just tedium. At least do the fun categories on the early days or something. I want debate and deliberation, even if it's over something silly like "Best Shopkeeper" or "Best Surprise" or "Please Stop".I don't really get this complaint as I found them going through the year chronologically made for a reflective and relaxing listen. We also got to listen to their opinions on every game that they have played throughout the year, especially ones that would not get the chance to be talked as much about once the knives were out.