Gaming Unpopular opinion thread



  • The Witcher 3 combat and "Skills" you could upgrade all put me to sleep.

    The upgrades consist of small percentage upgrades the entire game.

    It's specifically what stops me from finishing the game.



  • @Stormcrownn As much as I love the game that's just a fact.


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    Yeah Witcher combat has always been very meh. Thank god everything else makes up for it.



  • Not only that but the struggle of my poor old laptop trying not to dip into single digits fps while in combat in The Witcher 1 was very real, still worth it though.



  • FF9 is an average game.
    -Bad villain
    -Steiner, Amarant, Quina and Eiko are boring/annoying characters
    -Freya has a good backstory, but takes a back seat for the rest of the game.
    -Combat is slow.
    -Story had some good moments, but bored me most of the time.
    -Grinding is necessary to finish the game because of the last boss.
    -The soundtrack is average, one of the weakest from Uematsu. Not many tracks that I can say I enjoy.

    Relevant to this, here's my personnal ranking of the series :

    -FF6
    -FF7
    -FF12
    -FF Tactics
    -FF4
    -FF10
    -FF5
    -FF8
    -FF9
    -FF1
    -FF15
    -FF13

    Haven't played 2 and 3 yet. X-2 would probably rank in the bottom half. I don't remember enough of it to rank it properly.



  • Nintendo Switch is the worst console I've ever touched:

    • UI is misleading (for a long time I was convinced that by deleting a game you also delete its saves).
    • If you accidently launch the game that doesn’t support Pro controller you can’t even close it without Joy-Cons.
    • The simplest system functions are missing (no button remapping, no way to remove 10 keyboard languages I don't know)
    • No save backup.
    • No remote connection to PC and no web-based store in my region (how am I supposed to download games when I'm not at home?)
    • No headphone jack on controller (playing on TV with headphones is painful)
    • Games are more expensive than on other consoles (at least in my region)
    • Extremely overpriced for such underpowered hardware (price of console + controller + memory card almost equal to Xbox One X). Especially if you play only from your couch and have other consoles.

    And that is just the stuff I care about. If I need to stream/play online/virtual console/play multiplatform games, I would be mad at myself for paying for it.



  • @ffff0

    I mean most new release consoles are pretty garbage until 1.5 years into the life cycle. You pay a premium to become an early adopter and get the games ASAP.

    I'm surprised you can't plug headphones in though. How do you use headphones otherwise on consoles? My TV doesn't have a headphone jack.



  • @DIPSET
    I've bought PS4, Xbox One and PS VR day one and they had everything I wanted. Later they added stuff I didn't know I want. I highly doubt anything will be added to Switch (year one is almost over).

    About headphones: I can plug headphones directly into DualShock 4 or Xbox One S controllers. With Switch I had to unplug my speakers from PC, connect them to the Switch itself, and connect my headphones to speaker's jack. It works, but it's far from convenient.



  • @ffff0

    Yeah I feel that with the headphones. It sounds obnoxious. But I bought a PS4 early and I found it severely lacking compared to PS3. The media features went out the window. There wasn't anything worthwhile exclusive to play until Bloodborne in 2015. At least Switch has a few excellent titles already.

    IDK early adopting is hit or miss imo.



  • Fuck yeah, I love trashing everything I don't love. Here we go.

    • Breath of the Wild is not impressive and maybe it's going to ruin the franchise for me due to its popularity and thus demand for more of this boring "good-enough"-ness.

    • BioShock Infinite proves why you should never, EVER listen to journalists and their knee-jerky scores.

    • Resident Evil, contrary to koolaid opinionated people, has good writing under its belt, like in RE2. It's not actually bad, it's just not complex or psychologically in-depth and it doesn't need to be. You know who the good guys are and you know who the bad guys are, Leon goes from pedestrian cop to a hero, and screw you.

    • Mass Effect 3's ending controversy overshadowed how generally disappointing that game was (although, not saying it's a bad game by any stretch)

    • Witcher 3 vs Inquisition is a bit blown out of proportion, as DA:I still had redeeming qualities that Witcher didn't even attempt to include.

    • Witcher 3 is a masterpiece but its plot was a let-down for anyone who played 2 and liked it.

    • Uncharted 4 is not even a good game.

    • I did not enjoy Red Dead Redemption beyond the final chapter of its story at all. Narrative is good, but the game stinks.

    • The Last of Us is responsible for a lot of increasing pretension among the AAA developers nowadays, thinking everything is more mature and artsy because it is dark and depressing and forcefully emotional.

    • Firewatch's ending and reactions to it is a great example of gamer-mentality and illiteracy among them. I'm pretty sure if I had brought up this game in text-form at a literature class people would've agreed the ending was a very good conclusion and that the final moments tie up the lingering threads very well.

    • I don't understand what's so good about Gone Home but from reactions I gather people give it a pass for pandering to inclusivity and diversity because as a coming of age plot or as a story about identity it's painfully straightforward with little to no twists. It's basically a story that's broken like a shattered mirror and you just pick up the pieces and from the halway mark you go "Oh, it's this thing that happened, right?" and then the ending simply reveals you were right on the money. It depicts its characters and setting realistically but c'mon, that's not all a story is.


  • Pixel art sidescrollers are a thing of a past and people should just move on instead of gushing all over them.



  • @Nillend

    Examples?



  • @Nillend recntly i've played Shovel Knight, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Iconoclasts, the Mummy Demastered and Sonic Mania. All of them are great pixel-art sidescrollers. I don't see how it's a thing of the past? I think pixel-art for indie devs in particular are great, 3d models on a low budget can easily look really bad.



  • The new God of War sequel looks great and I can't wait to play it, but this orange blood is so off putting to me that I don't know if I'll gain the same satisfaction I had playing at all times in the other games. The second to second brutality seems unintentionally more cartoony with all of this orange blood I'm seeing. I found Kratos' ridiculously heightened violent actions in past games to somehow be less cartoony than what I'm seeing now.



  • @linkenski said in Gaming Unpopular opinion thread:

    Fuck yeah, I love trashing everything I don't love. Here we go.

    • Resident Evil, contrary to koolaid opinionated people, has good writing under its belt, like in RE2. It's not actually bad, it's just not complex or psychologically in-depth and it doesn't need to be. You know who the good guys are and you know who the bad guys are, Leon goes from pedestrian cop to a hero, and screw you.

    I noticed that people started saying RE had a bad story or never had good writing when internet critics on Youtube started popping up. IE MovieBob or Korey (from Spill.com, now Double Toasted). Now I like Korey, but I disagreed with him on this, and MB I used to like, but for all the latter's talk about how you can make a good idea out of anything, he sure seem to shit on people for thinking a good RE could be done. But I am getting a bit off topic. Honestly, the only time the writing was only insulting at its worse was RE Gaiden (non-canon) and some parts of RE 6.



  • @Sheria I tend to agree that a game's generally don't age, but it is definitely not true that no games age. Perfect Dark is one of my favorite games of all time, but the frame rate is undeniably bad, though I never noticed it when it first came out. Mario 64 on the other hand seems somehow ageless. There are aspects that do feel old or barebones, for instance, the lack of detail in a level like the Invisible Cap level. These days there would be no such level. It would have all sorts of extra graphics in it. I would have to say it's the same principle as DOOM; the lack of frivolous detail allows your mind to freely imagine and immerse itself in the game.


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    I think that some games do actually look better at 30 frames as opposed to 60.
    Like Shadow of the Colossus. At 30 the movement of everything feels very weighty, while at 60 the animations lose some of that weight.
    My fiance and I noticed it the other day while we were playing Knowledge is Power on my Pro. When we played it on my regular PS4 the lower framerate actually sorta helped the stop motion aesthetic of the, but when we played it on the Pro, it just felt off because everything was so smooth.



    • Mario has slippery controls -> 2D Mario games just aren't that fun to play
    • Dualshock's 1-3 are among the worst controllers ever made (4 is among the best tho)
    • Final Fantasy X is by far the worst in the series and one of the biggest disappointments of my life
    • I can suspend my disbelief when it comes to magic, but even the thought of Cloud lifting the buster sword is so ridiculous I can't take FFVII seriously
    • Castlevania IV is the best Castlevania game
    • Hollow Knight is best metroidvania game
    • Story of Metal Gear is so complicated it resembles more of a parody of a video game story than an actual video game story
    • Video game writing as a whole is sub par compared to other mediums
    • On higher difficulties Witcher 3 combat is far better than people give it credit for
    • The Last Guardian winning the EZA GOTY was among the worst things I have ever seen
    • Uncharted 1 & 2 have aged horribly and the combat in those games is laughable
    • Uncharted is wildly inconsistent with whimsical adventure and straight up murder fest
    • Compared to any PC FPS, Goldeneye was trash
    • Duke Nukem 3D is the best FPS, and Duke is genuinely funny as a parody of 80's action heroes turned up to 11
    • PUBG is not that good of a game, (6/10 barely) but it's still consistently fun to play
    • Games media/reviewers know so little about tech and care so little about performance it's insulting

    And the big one:

    • Western D&D style RPG's (like Divinity II or Pillars of Eternity) are better designed games than JRPG's


  • @CoCage Did he say this about the games or the movies though? Cuz, the movies are baaaad.


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    @Marketplace_DC said in Gaming Unpopular opinion thread:

    Final Fantasy X is by far the worst in the series and one of the biggest disappointments of my life

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