GameSpot's The Lobby: The games we played the most in 2015
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Our friends over at Duracell have challenged us to think about the games that we played the most in 2015, those games that forced us to not go to the bathroom and get extra snacks Surround myself in Pringles and what not.
And then can make them go to the bathroom in the Pringles can.
Cram more Duracell quantum batteries into your controller, so you can keep on playing.
And I got my three friends here next to me, Corea, Mike, and [UNKNOWN] I'm gonna go with-
And Peter Brand, talk about the games that they've played the most this year.
I've also got a bunch of great input from you guys.
#DuracellSweeps if you wanna get the game you played the most And under discussion, and stay tuned, because at the end of this segment, we're gonna give you details on how to win the top ten games that came out this year, as decided by us.
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First game, the game you played the most in 2015.
So I didn't play this game the most in terms of I would sit down and marathon it, but it was a game that I came back consistently to every day, Bloodborne, so when I had a crappy day, I would come home and I would put in Bloodborne and I would kill some things.
If I had a really bummer day, I'd go home and
Play Blood Born.
If I was angry at someone, I would come home and I'd blow off steam playing Blood Born.
[CROSSTALK] I'm come home and I'd play Blood Born.
I played it, I finished it, and then I came back, and I did a new game plus.
And I have been playing it sort of a little bit like, over the past couple months.
And like, on like a Friday night when all my friends are out partying.
And I'm an old person, so I like to be home in bed at like nine PM.
Like, you know what, I'm going to [INAUDIBLE] I'm going to make some tea and I'm going to play Bloodborne.
It's like, [INAUDIBLE] Bloodborne for hours, and they sort of sound a lot of, I felt like I was improving as I was playing it, and it's the one game I played this year that really made me feel like I was accomplishing something, because I was just overcoming all of this like gruesome crappy beast, so
I just sort of settled into it like it was a nice, comfy couch.
I think a lot of people in the office have enjoyed.
Maybe it's in the top ten games, who knows?
Well, we do, but we can't tell you.
And that will be on gamespot.com soon enough.
Just going into the three tier, here's a great one that I know a lot of people, I have to say this because I know a lot of people, especially in production, are gonna agree with this.
And John Gaudio says The game I played the most this year was Destiny, The Taken King.
Oh, I thought you were gonna say rocket league.
Yeah I was gonna
[LAUGHTER] Yeah a lot of Destiny fans here in the office.
Taken King obviously was a big thing for them as well, really improved that game.
Mike you like those games, but that's not what you picked.
Not what I picked.
I picked Afro Sentinel [LAUGHTER] Sorry, the Witcher 3. I didn't until you know I read Kevin's review and I saw it getting really positive reviews across the board.
I plan on playing it anyway despite the fact that I really didn't play the first two.
But as soon as I got into it, it's unique fantasy setting and like it's got it's own weird creatures, it's got it's own
Very vivid world, convincing characters.
It was one of the first RPGs in awhile I've played where I wasn't completing quests just for experience and new gear.
I was completing quests just cuz I felt like they were worthwhile.
And it told a great overarching story in the main quest.
Had a great structure.
You build up to this one point where everybody thought it was the end.
Yeah, then there was like eight hours after that.
And that was also really good ending.
Especially those last two, three hours, we're crazy, right?
And, but just all these like, smaller side stories like on the periphery of the game itself that you would come across.
And these characters you meet it ranges from funny, to really sad, to religious kind of ominous in a lot of points.
And I kept playing it because I went back in knowing there was something that I was going to find, I was just going to push me through another, you know, half hour, hour and a half, two hours, that I'm just really enjoying despite the fact that I might not even be getting experience for it.
How many hours do you think you played.
I think close to, it's in the 90's.
Yeah, because I, and then Hearts of Stone came out, so I went back to play that.
And then I played another like 10 hours of the game itself.
And then now with Blood and Wine coming out next year.
Yeah, it's coming out next year.
Which is double the size of Hearts of Stone.
Entirely new area.
I'm sure I'll put at least another 30 into it, at least.
The game that keeps on giving.
I've got some great tweets coming in here, #duracellsweeps.
This might be my favorite so far.
GadgetFile says, 569 hours and counting.
Like that Cookie Clicker, man.
Those clicker games.
You just let them go.
Go on holidays.
Go on vacation.
Cookie clicker was great.
Better to do it [INAUDIBLE].
Did that game tell you how many hours you played?
I'm sure it does.
[INAUDIBLE] has a timer.
Probably shouldn't, though.
Yeah, I think Cookie Clicker [INAUDIBLE] when I used put it up.
Another [UNKNOWN] right here.
MommaBearCoach68 Didn't get that 69, say 3,000 hours in GTA 5, that seems a bit ridiculous.
Didn't come out in PC this year, so technically I can't.
Peter Brown what is the game you played the most?
You know I think I put the most hours in to zero [INAUDIBLE] X, because a very long game and I had to finish, but
The game that I elected to play the most was the Phantom Pain.
I think I played about 50 hours for the review.
I've probably put in close to 80 I'd say at this point.
I don't know, I feel like I'm always repeating myself when I talk about this game.
The control you have over Snake
It's cumbersome at first because the controls are a little bit complicated.
But once it clicks, it is, it was surreal how smooth everything felt to me.
Like I didn't feel as much I was controlling a video game character as I was willing him to do my bidding without much thought.
Like it just It felt so good to do all the things that he could do.
And then bring in all these vehicles.
The world, like 99% of it you can interact with in a way that is meaningful to how you approach a mission.
But what really, really got me into the game was Some of the amazing, I hate to say it, but the visuals, the cinematography, the melodrama that came with the cut scenes.
I mean I'm gonna play this game anyway, one cuz I have to review it.
[LAUGH] But two, cuz I like Metal Gear.
But But it's astounding, the opening of this game.
And I hate to do it, but you compare it to something like the Witcher, the opening.
Dude, I'll take a nap.
This thing was crazy, and it just kept on going with the story stuff.
After the fact, I had all these great things to unlock.
Everyone in the world has sort of adjusted to my strategy.
They've gotten used to my tactics, so I have to adjust and constantly evolve to be effective.
And, the things that didn't unlock, then became harder to unlock.
And the game just kept challenging me in new ways.
So it's the type of the game where you wanna repeat missions and see what it looks like a different way.
And although this game forces you, sort of, to do it, later on in the game, I certainly enjoyed doing that a lot when I was playing this one.
Yeah, if you took yourself out of the linearity of the experience, you were just like, this is a stealth challenge, right?
And there's some really great stuff in there that it made you do.
This game play's great, whoever's playing is just determined to carry this dude out of here.
Soul center bus.
[INAUDIBLE] or GTFO.
Another great game mentioned here, James Ackermann says, Fallout 4, currently 210 hours.
Yeah, that's pretty good.
That's like how much I put in to three total, I think.
That's a lot.
That's the game I'm going to be playing for a lot of 2016, so.
I can play that for like 70 hours as well.
You ever beat a lot of long video games this year, Peter?
Zen Blades, Metal Gear, Fall Out, which is the only one you need to dive into over your Christmas break?
Yeah I havent played as much Dead as I've liked.
And that's probably the game that I would pick in terms of
Pine, I think I'm, if I add up my XBox when I'm PC I think I ran 200 hours on which [INAUDIBLE] buttload [INAUDIBLE] but since you already talked about it, I would have to go for [INAUDIBLE] it's just purely out of the fact that it's a game that we played so much.
Oh my God.
A game that we have made our best video this year [INAUDIBLE]
We played it so much in the office [LAUGH] [INAUDIBLE]
Sick **** training coach.
Skip that part, [LAUGH] .It has a bunch of DLC stuff that it kept adding to it, so you kept wanting to come back.
They just added the ice-hockey stuff as well, I think, like yesterday?
And so the office is playing.
It's a game I've played here in the office, played at home, with people and also just online with randoms.
It's a game that's just super fun to keep coming back to over and over and over again.
I wonder if it's [UNKNOWN] cuz we talked about a lot of games via the #duracellsweeps and also what we said here on the couch.
It'll be interesting to see how many of those games made it into our top 10 list.
And what order they might be in as well.
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