A commemoration to the New Games Journalism of 2012.
A juxtaposition of select quotes with visual complements.
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TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT... ONE MORE TIME
review by Ryan "Bingo" Milliard (@GLRyanM)
[WARNING: Heavy spoilers to ensue.]
As I pressed Start and created my save profile for the conclusion to this highly lauded tetralogy, I could only anticipate what kind of staggering finale was in store and the closure it would bring. It had been less than a year since I last donned The Captain's regalia, but that only served to keep my memories crisp. As the intro cinematic played and that familiar orchestral refrain surged to the fore, I immediately felt at home. Still, for all my expectations, the rewards that lay in store for me could never truly be predicted.
The save-reading wasn't as blissfully perfect as I had envisioned, but the sense of continuity was more than well-preserved. My allegiances remained intact; while years had passed since The Captain's tragic accident, familiar faces rightfully brightened or glowered in response to my bittersweet homecoming. Hushed whispers of those in my crew who had passed away wafted quietly through the garages and watering holes which too had seen their share of changes. For instance, since my Captain had chosen the more violent response to the infamous "urinal confrontation" scene of the last game, the bathroom of the Boost Pad bar had been remodeled… save for the same blood-spattered ceramic tiles in the texture. Brilliant.
|A grim fate narrowly avoided.|
|Pictured: idiots who are doing it all wrong.|
|It really is uncanny, to an extent.|
|If you guessed a game with any of these bozos in it, you lose!|
|You know... for kids!|
|The best games always seemed to make for terrible movies...|
|Juul's Rules - For Your Health - Check It Out!|
|Shall I compare thee to an aquarium?|
|Some people believe that other people believe this.|
|This is what the thunderclap at the end of a Slayer song looks like...|