Jimquisition: Jimquisition Awards, Part One

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Jimquisition Awards, Part One

The very first Jimquisition Awards are here! Five days, five games, five awards!

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Is there going to be an... "awards" series for games that have turned out to be exceptionally shit?

Or has that been left to Yahtzee?

1st reaction: Wait, that's it? Well that was short.
2nd reaction: Oh, it's resuming tomorrow. Well that's okay then.
3rd reaction: I need to get Dishonored one of these days...

gigastar:
Is there going to be an... "awards" series for games that have turned out to be exceptionally shit?

Or has that been left to Yahtzee?

Every year I do a "Top Ten Shittiest Games" rundown. That's coming next week.

Yes, on Christmas Eve.

Yes, I feel slightly guilty.

gigastar:
Is there going to be an... "awards" series for games that have turned out to be exceptionally shit?

Or has that been left to Yahtzee?

Jim said on Podtoid that he is going to be doing that on Christmas Eve IIRC.

Also,

Lone Survivor.

Edit: Goddamn Ninja Sterling.

Jimothy Sterling:

gigastar:
Is there going to be an... "awards" series for games that have turned out to be exceptionally shit?

Or has that been left to Yahtzee?

Every year I do a "Top Ten Shittiest Games" rundown. That's coming next week.

Yes, on Christmas Eve.

Yes, I feel slightly guilty.

Now i actually have a reason to hope the world wont end on Thursday.

Thanks.

I have to say I'm quite enjoying this format. Will it become a regular Christmas awards series?

Jimothy Sterling:

gigastar:
Is there going to be an... "awards" series for games that have turned out to be exceptionally shit?

Or has that been left to Yahtzee?

Every year I do a "Top Ten Shittiest Games" rundown. That's coming next week.

Yes, on Christmas Eve.

Yes, I feel slightly guilty.

On Christmas we will thank God for the holidays, the peace and goodwill towards all and, of course, Jim.

WaitWHAT:
I have to say I'm quite enjoying this format. Will it become a regular Christmas awards series?

Depending on how well this goes, yes. I've been working hard to turn this into as credible an award show as I can, and if it's taken well by the viewers and secures a place of prestige, I'll definitely be back with more next year.

Please, does anyone know the music from the opening montage? i really likes it! (also love ID'ing the FF9 in the background every week :D )

I'm thinking tomorrows winner is either Lone Survivor (hence the mask) or Borderlands 2 (hence the mask, to a lesser extent) but most probably lone survivor.

Jimothy Sterling:

WaitWHAT:
I have to say I'm quite enjoying this format. Will it become a regular Christmas awards series?

Depending on how well this goes, yes. I've been working hard to turn this into as credible an award show as I can, and if it's taken well by the viewers and secures a place of prestige, I'll definitely be back with more next year.

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OT: How will you measure whether this is effective or not? Number of views? Quick flick through the comments? Set up a poll?

Good first pick. I'm liking the awards so far. Keep it going Jim!

(Also, I wonder what will be more fun to see? The good games, or the bad games?)

WaitWHAT:

Jimothy Sterling:

WaitWHAT:
I have to say I'm quite enjoying this format. Will it become a regular Christmas awards series?

Depending on how well this goes, yes. I've been working hard to turn this into as credible an award show as I can, and if it's taken well by the viewers and secures a place of prestige, I'll definitely be back with more next year.

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OT: How will you measure whether this is effective or not? Number of views? Quick flick through the comments? Set up a poll?

Number of factors. General audience reaction, direct feedback, and what the winners do with their awards (already been told Bethesda is quite pleased with this, so that's a hot start!).

BahamutWings:
Please, does anyone know the music from the opening montage? i really likes it! (also love ID'ing the FF9 in the background every week :D )

Cryogenic Echelon's "Demigod." 'Tis credited at the end.

BahamutWings:
Please, does anyone know the music from the opening montage? i really likes it! (also love ID'ing the FF9 in the background every week :D )

watch after the ending credits (Jim should have already taught you that somewhat.

OT: so is it 4 games, and then One of those is game of the year, or is it 5 separate games, and we are leading up to a "game of the year" (does a game being stated earlier in the week mean it will not win the final award? if so are these games being given in ascending order?

Not sure you can really have a go with the guessing game if you've already shown the games in the opening cinematic.

As soon as I saw the facemask, I laughed, now I kinda wish he didn't say "this subtle clue".

He didn't say 'Thank God for me' at the end O.O

He didn't add it at the end, so I feel compelled to say it: "Thank God for Him"

I can't wait to be unreasonably angry at the games Jim picks/doesn't pick. It's been a fantastic year for games so this will be an enjoyable treat. Nice to feel like someone is taking time to do something special. I'm guessing Lone Survivor too anyway.

Dishonored I feel is pretty meh,it's a good game,but it's just so bland in terms of storytelling and atmosphere.
I mean it can't keep it up,it's only dreary on the outside.We don't get enough context on the places we visit,the world lore doesn't hold its own,and you barely care because you never see it having an affect in the actual environment you're in.
It took Yahtzee to tell me why I didn't care about the world or characters,it's because it's so mechanized,you can't relate to anything.Did I care about the people you murder?No.Did I really care about the Loyalists in the first place as a player?No.Did I care about the black death that is plaguing the town?No.Did I care in the political intrigue which you're dragged in?Nope.
The list goes on...Conclusion: Story,context and aesthetics didn't truly engage me as a player,exceptions being Emily,Piero and Sokolov.

The game is quickly forgetful.The counter argument for the last point is that I never really dicked around and did stuff for the hell of it,I might have when I got detected but I don't remember.
It's truly strong in gameplay which is immediately broken by the overpowered,yet mandatory Blink which you get after the first level.I played on the hardest difficulty and breezed through it(admittedly I was save scumming like there's no tomorrow),mainly because I went the solid stealth non-lethal approach,which allowed me to truly explore almost everything in the environment.

After this comes the next aspect in which this game shines brightly: level design,it felt hub-like,just like Deus Ex and Hitman.Here's a level for you to explore and make your own playground.It's a shame that the few games I select to play usually have this kind of levels,so I'm spoiled when it comes to this,but I admit I was satisfied when lurking in the shadows looking for openings around guarded areas,notes,cash,potions and the like.

But overall I enjoy Mark of the Ninja more than this.Call me a stealth fanatic or whatever but that's my personal opinion.Mark of the Ninja has a flat out better story,better atmosphere and much better refined stealth mechanics,not to mention it's 2D which makes it simpler,yet just as challenging.What can I say,I like pure stealth more than stabby,stabby action.

TL;DR Dishonored is good,but not great.Story,context,background seriously underdeveloped.

EDIT: Please don't let this post discourage you buying Dishonored,like I said,I'm a stealth fanatic and only explored one aspect of the game.The developer needs recognition and the game IS good,the options for playing however you feel like are there,you are free to combine abilities and terrain to your will at any given moment of the game.

Jimothy Sterling:

gigastar:
Is there going to be an... "awards" series for games that have turned out to be exceptionally shit?

Or has that been left to Yahtzee?

Every year I do a "Top Ten Shittiest Games" rundown. That's coming next week.

Yes, on Christmas Eve.

Yes, I feel slightly guilty.

Top 10 "I really hope you didn't just buy these as a gift" list.

We encourage all forms of dream crushing here. :D

Loved the background music, gave the whole thing a slightly goofy feel, but I really should pick up Dishonoured... Maybe when I'm done with XCOM.

Have to say, this is one of the very few reasons why I still come to this site. It makes up for all the other stupid shit that goes on here.

I did like Dihonored's gameplay but the shortness, bland story and robotic characters with bad guys that I don't really feel that much for, I couldn't even bring myself to finish it. I got to the bit where your in the Flooded District, got bored, stopped playing and have not picked it up since.

Dang, I completely forgot he was doing a week-long award series. Re-hearing this news makes my Monday! Should be interesting to see what he chooses as his GOTY.

(And even though you didn't ask, Jim, I'll thank God for you anyway. You're welcome. I mean thank you.)

Knusper:
He didn't say 'Thank God for me' at the end O.O

Yeah, I can't feel like my week can go on as normal without that.

Jesus, that music at the start was horrible.
like, I had to mute the video till I saw Jim show up.
Usually I don't do post like this bawing about something....but I disliked it a whole bunch and junk >.>

Oh come ON, Jim, can't we get BEYOND Thunderdome??

BahamutWings:
Please, does anyone know the music from the opening montage? i really likes it! (also love ID'ing the FF9 in the background every week :D )

Pretty certain the background music was "Rufus' Welcoming Ceremony" from FF7 this time, weirdly not FF9 Oo

Great start jim, cant wait for tomorrows release!

Prediction: tomorrow is The Walking Dead, as Molly tended to wear a mask just like that.

Jimothy Sterling:
Number of factors. General audience reaction, direct feedback, and what the winners do with their awards (already been told Bethesda is quite pleased with this, so that's a hot start!).

T3hSource:
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I agree with this post, to a point at least.

I enjoyed Dishonored a lot and every positive that Jim mentioned is completely true, plus I do believe it deserves its place in these awards.

However I was disappointed by how little of the world we got to see. It seems like there's a whole lot of lore that has been established in order to create the world but we're never allowed more than a cursory glance at it. I felt like a child who was pushed along by a fussy parent every time I stopped and tried to get a closer look.

I wanted to know more about whale oil mostly; how was it first discovered, What's the process of obtaining it, is there any controversy over the act of slaughtering whales for it? It seemed like such a unique and striking element of the game but it was only ever used as a visual aesthetic and nothing more.

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