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video game, masquerada: songs and shadows 

Not sure whether I love or hate that all modern games have a big "LOOK OUT, THE END OF THE GAME IS COMING" warning

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video game, half-life: alyx 

It's pretty likely that I will be the first casualty of this weapon

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video game, masquerada: songs and shadows, uspol 

Paging United States President Donald J. Trump

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video game, masquerada: songs and shadows 

Ah, the second date

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video game, masquerada: songs and shadows 

Huh, there's a weird gap in this falling rain animation

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video game, half-life: alyx 

They really like their upside-down dudes in this position

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video game, masquerada: songs and shadows 

The thing that I find phenomenally refreshing is that there is absolutely. no. inventory.

I don't have to scour every environment for pickups, loot every enemy, manage my carry weight, organize my inventory, grind for better equipment, ad nauseam - I can just play the game.

The combat is fast and realtime, but not too challenging so far, and seems mainly to be a motivation for building out the various characters' skill trees.

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video game, masquerada: songs and shadows 

I'm finding Masquerada: Songs and Shadows to be massively underrated so far.

It's billed as a tactical rpg, but it plays almost like a visual novel with occasional combat. The plot is very linear so far - I'm several chapters into the first act - but also very engaging.

The setting is original pseudoitalian fantasy, where there are mystical masks that grant elemental abilities.

video game, half-life: alyx 

I can't tell if it's wonderful or terrible that I spend most of my time in Half-Life: Alyx physically rooting through garbage, looking for anything of value

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video game, half-life: alyx 

I knew things were going to go downhill for me after this. And then they did.

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video game, half-life: alyx 

They've really done a phenomenal job of framing striking scenes without being able to control the player's movement or perspective

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