- Oct 25, 2017
Pretty high up on my list for sure.
Chapter 8 is a drag, but 9 is nearly non-stop good shit.
I don’t see it topping most lists, but it’s a highly rated, well-received game. I can’t foresee it being a complete no-show.
Ignore the side-content as much as possible and beeline for the finish.
I'm at the end of 08 and right now and I don't get all the hate. JUST SKIP all the side missions it throws at you. Its fine.
I just find those side-missions to be some of the worst and the file has them front and center, so most players tend to engage with it and then get increasingly frustrated with stuff like box moving.
All content you consider filler, which is true in the case of file 8, is optional.I didn't consider it GOTY material, but I thought it was pretty damn great and very entertaining until File 08. That chapter felt so bloated, frustrating and tiresome with all those stupid side tasks, dumb minigames and uninteresting filler gameplay parts that I put the game down and moved on to other games. I still would like to return to it as I've heard the final chapters are still very good but even the idea of returning to that part of the game annoys me. Maybe I'll just attempt to drill through it some day and get on with it.