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I'm kinda in the same boat as you. The language they use, what little has been shown--you get the feeling EA is going to try and shift Mass Effect into a money-making machine scenario before shutting down BioWare. I have this feeling we are going to see "EA presents Mass Effect: Destiny".

11d ago 1 agree2 disagreeView comment

Ah but one could argue the simple misuse in accordance with the traditions of Hindu is ignorant of Blizzard. This isn't about censorship, it's about respect. I know Blizzard meant no harm and just wanted a cool looking skin for one of their characters, but Blizzard chose not to do research. It's like paving over a temple to put up a Walmart and then calling the owners of the temple ignorant when they get very reasonably upset.

They have every right to be up...

12d ago 7 agree9 disagreeView comment

@Fist4achin

Hold up. The near entire video game community got up in arms about Ninja Theory changing the hair color of Dante.

The internet got up in arms when the Ghostbusters were shifted to an all women cast.

I don't think the west really has room to say "Oh relax, it's just a different take on things". Fiction or otherwise.

12d ago 4 agree1 disagreeView comment

I disagree. I don't think anyone is asking a single game portray all aspects of the Great War. This instance, however, is going to be like giving the script of "All's Quiet on the Western Front" to Micheal Bay. There will be no message, not theme, no investigation--it's going to be an explosion riddled, popcorn flick. Games already have too many of these, so I can understand the feeling this is a missed opportunity with such a relatively unexplored conflict in the m...

22d ago 1 agree4 disagreeView comment

It's just rather convoluted. The give you very little to work with in terms of story pacing up until the 3rd act when suddenly they just dump everything on you all at once.

******SPOILERS AHEAD*******
I mean they give you bits and bobs but just look at the mess. You discover the former wife of your Garden leader (and former caretaker to all the lead characters #convenient) is possessed by Ultimicia, a Sorceress from the distant future who's main goal ...

25d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

That's odd, I don't see any real issue with Kuja's design. I would be interested in hearing why you think it's poor.

25d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I used to think very poorly of this title, and saw it as a low point of the Final Fantasy franchise. After a time though I found it to be incredibly charming, and I grew an appreciation for it. The game had a solid story with some very strong messages about life and what we do with the time we have. I enjoyed the characters and their struggles, as well. I find it's still rather under appreciated as a Final Fantasy.

The game I don't understand the popularity of...

25d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

Every time a list like this comes out, I always think the the same thing: " Gamer Name: Was--Overpriced. Now--Slightly Less Overpriced"

26d ago 4 agree5 disagreeView comment

True, but you do have to remember what you've seen and heard is carefully selected and filtered content designed to entice your interest and convince you of quality.

It's fun to get excited, and yes I'm looking forward to it, too. It's also okay to be cautious given the pitfalls associated with the developer from previous titles. To those who enjoy the hype I say remember you're seeing and hearing things through a PR filter designed to get you to part...

39d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

A company owns a trademark on their brand name which they, unfortunately, need to defend with these silly lawsuits due to how the laws are written. If they don't defend their IP, then they risk losing legal ground when they really do need to defend it. A lot of these companies know these legal notices for things like this are silly.

41d ago 4 agree0 disagreeView comment

Straight characters in games often times announce, even at great length, phrases which identify them as straight. Why can't other sexualities and transgender characters be represented in the same manner? Seriously. First words out of a male quest giver's mouth "I'm looking for my wife.." Straight guy. No one bats an eyelash. Male quest giver says "I'm looking for my husband." And everyone loses their minds. "How dare he flaunt his sexuality and just...

42d ago 7 agree20 disagreeView comment

I do like what I'm seeing, but I do have a few concerns.

I don't want this game to fall into the common traps of open world games: A tedious crafting system, a map filled with side quests and random tasks which don't re-enforce the story and are just their for padding the game length, "exploration" being short hand for "find sidequests to unlock the whole map for more sidequests". This game is so ripe for avoiding these pitfalls and would b...

42d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

In design, there is a principle called variety. In this case, the creators probably felt the boy with high resolution textures got lost in the highly detailed world inhabited by a texture heavy companion. The child stands out and can easily be spotted at distance during dynamic camera movements when action gets high. You also have to take into account rendering fully a character you don't see super close up very often.

46d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

Or, and stay with me on this one, it's just Link with his hood up. There's not even a hair change. You just are seeing the back of their hair near their ears with the hood up because of the angel. When you wish to make a statement with art you do everything you do with evidence to make it seem on purpose. There just aren't enough differences between the two illustrations to think, "That's definitely a different sex". The fact people are straining to figure it ou...

47d ago 5 agree0 disagreeView comment

Why does my cynicism tell me it will be a free-to-play mobile phone app?

63d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

"You. Yeah you behind the screen. Judging by our tone we aren't really taking this game seriously. But hey, we don't take you seriously either. You got a game. What more do you want? A game that's as least as fun as popping bubble-warp? Pfft. No way. You'll get gameplay that will make you cry like a kickstarter supporter. So buy the game."

I might have paraphrased a bit.

63d ago 5 agree1 disagreeView comment

That's because he's a director who knows silence can be just as powerful as any score if used properly.

63d ago 9 agree0 disagreeView comment

I understand the reasoning for the loot boxes giving random-ish rewards in a game where players are encouraged to switch characters during a match.

Where I think they missed an opportunity was letting people buy the lootboxes for themselves. What I would have liked to have seen was a full "buy what you want" store and lootboxes available for purchase but only as gifts for other, non-grouped players and only one per player.

I mean I have no ...

63d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

It is very normal for games to drop in price--after a time. This isn't a sale or a promotion which when done will see the price go back to $60--this is a full $20 price drop after 3 weeks. There are games which came out a year ago still being sold for $60. I understand why 2K decided to do it--to stay competitive with Overwatch's price point. Overwatch itself will probably get a non-origins edition within a year on consoles at the $40 price point. So 2K is probably trying to stay...

63d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I am a bit disappointed they decided to go with a 2.5D rather than sprites (which, I believe, was the original idea). Also not a fan of that video they have as a promotion. "....make you cry like an anime fan on prom night." Really? You're just gonna take a pop shot at a community with a rather outdated "awkward social loser" reference? The same community who probably buys and plays video games? Wasn't this company supposed to have been making another game with...

63d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment