Welcome to VG247’s Greatest Video games Ever Podcast: Episode 34 – the most effective recreation that suffers from bloating
Bloat was clearly on all our minds within the afterglow of the christmas season, so we did a whole podcast concerning the idea. However we’re not speaking about being stuffed with mince pies, right here: we’re on about online game bloat. The scourge of contemporary instances, that has turned what was once a enjoyable escapist passion into the total time job of icon janitoring. Video games are so rammed with the dreaded “content material” now that dev cycles are beginning to be measured in a long time as a substitute of years. It is an industry-wide downside, and we’re all uninterested in it.
However which recreation is the worst offender, in line with our esteemed panel of turkey-stuffed commentators?
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Solid: Tom Orry, Alex Donaldson, Connor Makar, and Jim Trinca.
Our picks this week (SPOILERS AHEAD):
Tom – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo’s most Ubisofty recreation, however one with a popularity for having fastened open-world design issues, really. This shall be a tough one to pitch.
Alex – Persona 4: Golden
Persona video games are pretty meaty once they first come out, however ATLAS has a behavior of re-issuing them with a load of additional stuff glued on, crammed in, and smeared over, to the purpose the place the video games really change into worse: extra unwieldy, extra of a chore, and fewer enjoyable. However these updates are often bundled with a set of QoL updates that make the preliminary releases very exhausting to return to. It is a very particular type of torture, as Alex explains.
Connor – Ultimate Fantasy XV
Ultimate Fantasy video games have completely ballooned lately to the purpose the place the associated fee and time it takes to make one has spiraled uncontrolled in an alarming approach. And in line with Connor, XV’s boring side-content is likely one of the most depressing negative effects of this.
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