-Gespenst- (User)

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I get the impression that Japanese women have internalized the idea that they're expected to do this shit shamelessly - to be utterly objectified and to be pure sex objects for men. Cultural difference is superficial here. They only think this is right because they've been told it is, likely by men, and by other women who have received similar cultural conditioning. Needless to say that doesn't make any of it right.

Objectification ignores the fullness of another... #27
613d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment

Some of the environments could use touching up, as could some of the scenario direction and the musical arrangement, but damn I would play that!

I like XIII and XIII-2, don't get me wrong, and I don't think this would necessarily make them any better. I just think it'd be a fun experience.

lolled at "Caius became Triple Bahamut" #8
613d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
There's always a chance that they'll take those IPs off the shelf if things start looking up financially. They were also probably concerned with restoring the reputation of the Final Fantasy series - the brand name alone which they'll probably be depending on for many years to come (and have been depending on from pretty much the beginning). We might see all that new stuff that got shelved in the future either as it was or in a new shape or form.

SE are disgusting... #1.1.7
613d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Sometimes it's just creative and imaginative laziness. Other times, leaving space for the player's own meaning-creation can be really tastefully done. Shadow of the Colossus does this well for instance.

But yeah, very few games have much in the way of messages, and if they do, they're usually without sophistication or subtlety, and are really ham-fisted.

I think we're living in a time that does such a good job of disguising itself as the pinna... #1
613d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Well, yeah. Sucker Punch are owned by Sony after all. Not like they had the choice to try and make it for any other platform.

Pretty sure PCs from a couple years back could have made this game had Sucker Punch not been in bed with Sony. #42
615d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
It's not about protecting intellectual rights, it's about protecting profits.

Secondly, more and more I'm seeing this gradually warming towards drm. What was "f**k drm" yesterday has become "most users share a (at times a bit exaggerated) dislike for any use of DRM." STOP caving to it people. It's not the future, it's corporate exploitation. Apologists go home, you're going to get us all killed.

In any case, vigila... #14
616d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Well the guitar version of the theme has to do with it being a Warriors game. The Dynasty Warriors series is pretty much just pure butt rock, and it's great. I do understand the concern though.

The whole characters thing is what bothers me. What characters will they include? I can't imagine it'll be as big a roster as a typical warriors game, since there's not really as many major characters in the Zelda series. Ganon and Zelda probably have a shoe in, but oth... #1
617d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Ah the ruthlessness of capitalism.

EA really care about the medium don't they? No wait, they care about money and NOTHING else.

Though to be honest, I can see most game corporations doing this if they got to the position EA is at. This is what money does. #29
620d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Okay, you can believe all that. I've had this argument too many times to care anymore. I'll leave the task to someone else. #7.2.1
620d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
I'm not condemning other cultures any more than I'd condemn elements of western culture. Most cultures have negative elements to them.

Secondly, all those historical examples you gave don't prove a thing. All they suggest is that those people weren't as socially conscious. Of course, history has happened, so they can't do any differently than they did, but it's quite easy to identify those things which they did wrong. In a lot of cases, their culture f... #6.1.3
620d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Look, you don't understand the sense in which I mean sexism. Before you engage in an argument, you'd do well to be actuall read in what you're arguing against.

Just for future reference:

1. attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles. (THIS DEFINITION MOSTLY)

2. discrimination or devaluation based on a person's sex, as in restricted job opportunities; especially, such discrimination directed against wom... #7.1.2
620d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
"Morally acceptable acts of the past are deplorable now, and things they never would have done a hundred years ago are now socially acceptable happenings."

"But to assume that there is a universal standard of morals that transcends cultural, societal, and even historical boundaries is utterly ridiculous."

So em, what about raping and murdering a child on a whim? Are you saying that'll become acceptable someday? Are you saying "it... #6.1
621d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
There are some differences between cultures that we ought to be respectful of, but there are others that cultural relativism can't really justify - especially between a single species.

Stuff like this is JUST sexist - and there's no justification for that. And if this kind of thing is okay by a culturally relativist argument, what becomes of our OWN anti-sexism? What moral force can it hold if we're allowing for it's opposite - praising it even. Anti-sexism ne... #7
621d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Doesn't care about the game; cares about the money. #55
621d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
This game is being hyped up (through the media, marketing and consequently most consumers) so much as something revolutionary and new, but I'm pretty confident that once all that hype dissolves post-launch, a more objective analysis will reveal a game that doesn't do a whole lot that can really be called "new." This is one of the problems I have with the gaming industry, and most cultural industries in general: The advertising and marketing makes so many games seem so much m... #17
621d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Spira Unplugged, Challenge, and Servants of the Mountain (3 of the five tracks the writer complains about) are all Hamauzu compositions, so it's not like he "butchered" many songs that weren't his own.

I'm a big fan of both Hamauzu and Nakano, and I'm sure there's some good stuff on there. Plus, isn't there an option to have the non-remastered soundtrack instead?

That said, the harmonic simplification of Spira Unplugged is a... #3
622d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Forced memes are even less funny than actual memes. #15
623d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
Both great series', but if I had to choose, it's Final Fantasy over Zelda every time.

Better characters, better worlds, better stories, more depth, better music, more longevity.

Still both great though. #9
623d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
It doesn't matter that it wasn't supposed to be a technical showcase for the Ps4, the fact that it was among the first few available Ps4 games was enough - people wanted a taste of next gen asap.

"Finding all the crystals and gadgets?" Hmmm, sounds like repetitive uninteresting gameplay to me. I'm more talking about the linear, bland level design and the boring combat. Yahtzee kind of sums up quite well why it sucks.

People need to forge... #28.1.1
624d ago by -Gespenst- | View comment
But there's loads of good games...? #5
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