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MattS

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"Why Dark Souls is my favorite video game series of all time"

Because you haven't played the King's Field games.

13d ago 0 agree6 disagreeView comment

Except in the indie space where risks like these are happening every day.

27d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Please do explain how you make a game that actually needs two screens on a console that has one, Slinky.

It has nothing to do with the touch screen. It is the fact that the Etrian Odyssey mechanics require both the map and the "action" to be displayed - and interacted with - at the same time, at all times.

A map overlay, as other dungeon crawlers do on the Vita, would not work, as you wouldn't be able to draw on that while you played.

83d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

A very good "dancing" game.

83d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

Yep, exactly. In fact, when people start complaining about "sex" in games, I worry for them. That they are okay with the most horrific violence imaginable, but draw the line at a bikini, is a sign that they personally have a very significant problem with sex. And those are the kind of people you don't want hanging around your kids. Those are the kind of people that should never be allowed to go near a beach. Because those see "sex appeal" everywhere, and are threatened...

106d ago 4 agree1 disagreeView comment

Completely irrelevant to the article.

And not true anyway. Miku can be whatever age you want her to be. That's the point. She's a canvas. People draw her at all kinds of ages. Her age is fluid even in the "official" art designs for her; Miku's western (English) voice bank has a different character design, and in that one she looks like she'd be around 20.

Risette, in Persona 4 Dancing All Night, doesn't have a stated age. At the...

106d ago 5 agree2 disagreeView comment

"In regards to the article its probably a bunch of indies."

... Which is a good reason to own a PlayStation 4.

176d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

There's a good chance you'll enjoy this one, then. :-)

177d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

Imagine a world where people actually read the reviews, rather than skipping to the score and having a knee-jerk reaction.

Thanks, Marloc. I did indeed enjoy Devil's Third. A lot. As I explained in a very lengthy and in-depth review that I wrote that apparently you read, but GrimDragon was too lazy to.

177d ago 6 agree1 disagreeView comment

From third parties, it did.

338d ago 21 agree3 disagreeView comment

Dunning-Kruger. This comment is everything my article was about.

353d ago 3 agree4 disagreeView comment

@MRMagoo123 the popular entertainment of the period has always been used for propaganda.

The Soviets used film to further their socialist propaganda.

The Kings of England used Shakespeare to further their propaganda. Shakespeare literally wrote some of his plays as pieces of propaganda.

So, yes, games can be used as propaganda. To suggest otherwise is to make an Ebert argument that games are not art (or popular entertainment).

353d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment

Apparently you haven't been to Japan.

I suggest people actually spend the time to develop an expertise on a culture before they start forming moral judgements on it.

That doesn't mean taking a holiday there. That means living there, learning the language, and integrating with the people.

Then - and only then - after years of experience in Japan, if you come back to the west and would like to make such a statement, then - and only t...

353d ago 10 agree11 disagreeView comment

I don't give a toss about AAA games. I mean, it's great you enjoy them and all, but to me indie, Arthouse, Japanese and unique games are far more important, and provide me with far more enjoyment, and it's a statement of fact that the PS4 has a good library of those games.

What is interesting is that you are so completely intolerant of anyone enjoying things that you don't that you turn to aggressive and condescending language in a bid to discredit anyone who...

360d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment

And your expertise in localising games is... what exactly?

It's not as easy as you're making it out to be. There are entire textbooks on localising games, and chapters within those books on how localisations affect design.

Expertise counts.

362d ago 1 agree10 disagreeView comment

Already addressed that in the final paragraph of the article. When you're buying art you're not paying for time. You're paying for a completed work. It's irrelevant whether the completed work lasts for 5 hours or 50. What's relevant is how high quality that time is.

438d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Did you read the article? That's exactly the point I was making in it.

438d ago 5 agree2 disagreeView comment

You might want to go back to school and learn what "art" means, buddy. You seem to think it's a measurement of quality, that something can be superior to it.

There's no definition of art that would support such a statement.

471d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

Haven't you learned yet that there's no rational argument that can break through American indoctrination?

Killer education system they've got there that produces so many Borg-likes. ;-)

471d ago 12 agree7 disagreeView comment

A game critic can be as subjective as he or she can support through informed debate and defensible argument. This is what I meant when I wrote this article.

If you have an issue with a game review it's not because it was "biased" or "subjective" or whatever word you want to use. It was because you don't agree with the thesis and argument. Now perhaps the critic didn't do a good job defending their argument. Perhaps you simply don't agree o...

603d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment