It’s not Thursday, but I have some musings for you anyway! Finally getting a moment to sit down at the computer to write up my thoughts on the Game of Games Sequel event. I’ve got thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…
I’ve had nearly two weeks from the completion of The Game of Games Sequel to collect my thoughts and really assess the event. And after two weeks all I can muster is a “meh”. But let me go a little further for you and share some thoughts from this event.
Let me preface this by saying, once again, I’m holding this event in the same light as all other multi-events. I’m no longer going to do the “this event was ok, but compared to this event from 6 years ago it was terrible…”. I think we need to compare apples to apples at this point. We all know Stonecutters (from 2014) was the best TSTO event ever, and no event since has lived up to that greatness. So, we have to analyze this multi-event compared to other multi-events. It’s only fair.
So comparing the Game of Games the Sequel to other multi-events, and reviewing it in the same light…
Again, I arrive at “meh”. This even was ok, but lacked the big element…be it game play or prizes…that really made it good. Loading prize tracks with characters felt a bit lame, and as if EA didn’t learn their lessons from the first Game of Games Event. (you can see my musings post on that here)
They did what most sequels do, couldn’t live up to the first one. And in the case of Game of Games it wasn’t a very high bar.
Ultimately, this event consisted of a couple of buildings, loads of decorations, 4 costumes, and 4 mystery box tokens. Fun times.
Let’s get into the Good, Bad, and Ugly…
-Once again the dialogue stands out as the best part of this event. What else is new? Loads of fun twists and turns through ALL the event dialogue, from main questline to costume questlines.
-Premium offerings. Fun premium combos offered. And I appreciated that Strawberry was only 125 donuts instead of the usual 150 donuts.
-Hugh Jass is really funny. Despite the price tag he was a well worth it addition to the event.
-Ease of completion.
-Hugh Jass didn’t earn even currency. For 200 donuts you would expect a character to earn event currency. This one really annoyed me.
-The decoration prizes. Aside from the Arcade cabinets the rest are a bit of a hodgepodge of “game like” items that don’t really work together for a cohesive design. While fun (like the Shower Computer), they just don’t work in a realistic TSTO design.
-Mystery box tokens as prizes. Not sure how many times we can complain about it…and I thought they were making the change. Give us 5 NEW prizes for each Act, it shouldn’t be that hard. Don’t recycle old content…especially when the alternative is donuts. The donut has so been devalued that it’s not even worth it. If you can’t come up with 5 NEW prizes for each Act than just do 4. Don’t patronize us with the stupid mystery box tokens, when the box is full of old content.
Overall I give this event a D+. Just “meh” on it honestly. Really bummed by all the costumes, not one new free character. The benchmark from the original Game of Games wasn’t very high (I gave it C-) and the sequel, like many sequels, doesn’t even reach the same level as the original.
Just a word to the wise about Patric’s Friday Filler series. Guys, take it with a grain of salt. A VERY LARGE gain of salt.
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