My son was born last night.
Say hello to Freddy.
My son was born last night.
Say hello to Freddy.
"IT'SA ME, MAH-RIO"
- Master Chief during the opening sequence of Metal Gear Solid 4
Escape from Butcher Bay
Splintet Cell CT
System Shock 2
Half Life 2
Why are these games bad? Hell if I know. But you can be sure it is for incredibly base reasons. Ironically, most of muh favourite games are absolutely fucking amazing for the exact same reasons these ones are bad.
Thank you for another superb and quality thinkpiece, Black Cell. These forums are better for having you.
Not sure what you are on about mate. 2018 was fucking stellar.
God of War, Spiderman, Detroit, Celeste, Cuphead, Hollow Knight, Forza Horizon 4, Smash Bros Ultimate, Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield V, Dragon Ball Fighter, Soul Calibur VI, Ni no Kuni 2, Hitman 2, Octopath Traveller, Dragon Quest XI, Spyro... shit son, I'm probably forgetting a ton of stuff but that is already a pretty amazing year.
2019 does look great, but in my opinion, 2018 is a tough year to beat.
The general reaction that gamers have had towards Metro Exodus being exclusive to the Epic Game Store and the developers very logical reaction of saying future games may not come to PC if gamers don't buy it on PC because of fucking juvenile reasons like it being on one storefront and not another is frankly some of the most cringe worthy shit I've seen in a while and makes me feel embarrassed to associate myself with such spergs by way of also being a "gamer".
I'm so sorry I'll get right on this.
Had a crazy past couple days. Some crazy guy on Facebook figured out where I work and called my job to report me for "dubious comments" because I blew him the fuck out in a comments section regarding The Last of Us 2 and queer visibility in videogames.
Yeah... still blown away that that shit happened.
Fortunately my boss and I just had a good laugh at how crazy people on Facebook can be so I'm not too worried about it. Still absolutely insane that people have to put up with this kind of shit in 2020.
So I'm slowly working my way through the game and... wow.
When I heard people say that the game was "hard to play" at points I didn't really understand that, but I'm slowly beginning to get it. The game is unrelentingly brutal, dour, and all around stressful. I feel emotionally exhausted after playing for long stretches.
When I got to a certain flashback scene I just started crying because it was just this beautiful little sequence after so much crazy ass shit and violence.
I know I'm not very far but this already blows the first game out of the water for me.
@suplextrain for somebody who plays the puritan and points out how others are being passive aggressive, you have to be one of the most passive aggressive users I've seen on these forums.
You do not support equality. You support a definition of equality that is convenient for you. Your definition operates under the assumption that everybody is, by default, already treated equal by everyone else.
I have provided some handy links to show you just HOW unequal the entertainment industry is in it's treatment of women and PoC.
You claim that you do not like special treatment, yet promote male centric views and opinions. You ignore female/other opinions out of convenience.
You do not like to be confronted with what you "percieve" to be agenda based opinions in your entertainment. I would love to see your guidelines for what qualifies as an agenda, because right now it seems like anything you are uncomfortable with could be considered an agenda. Every content creator from every form of entertainment express opinions in their works. You disapproval of heavy handedness is subjective at the very best.
You purport that diversity weakens projects. That is your opinion. My opinion is that diversity helps to strengthen a product, and if a writer is unable to include diversity in said product, their own capablilties should be in question, and not the capabilities of the user.
I, and many others HAVE been trying to have serious discussions with you. That you ignore the arguments against your own and the facts we set forth is beyond our control, so please stop playing the victim here.
Also, please stop accusing others of lacking elaboration when you haven't been able to elaborate on anything other than expressing that it is your opinion.
Please take this post as trolling. Please please please... I don't have enough time in my day to continue arguing with contrarian ignorants...
Buy a Raspberry Pi kit.
Bam, you've got an NES Classic but with literally EVERY NES and SNES game instead of the 30 they include with it.
I never understood why people went so apeshit for an overpriced emulation box.
The Microsoft conference made me so excited to play all those games on my PS4.
I'm glad this thread happened.
Sorry not sorry for my outburst, but I've just become so tired of the back and forth with those who choose to be willfully ignorant of the issues being discussed.
Perhaps I took it a bit more personally than I should have, but as a wise sage once said...
I am so happy that God of War won. What an achievement in entertainment that game is.
I fell in love with the series many moons ago with the very first entry on PS2. At the time I was a hardcore Nintendo fanboy who thought the GameCube was the absolute tits, but my older brother was more of a PlayStation guy, and he wouldn't stop gushing about God of War whenever we talked about videogames. He was working a lot, so he actually just straight up let me have his PS2 for a while, of course including God of War... and also 24: The Game (he was a really big Jack Bauer fan).
To preface the part where I actually talk about the game, I should probably talk a little bit about my dad. He was a teacher, and growing up he would always tell me myths and legends from around the world. My favorites were always the ones about Greek God's and warriors, since they were always these epic, fantastical tales about chariots dragging the sun across the sky or Lords of the underworld falling in love with beautiful maiden or Hercules just being a colossal fucking asshole to literally everyone like holy shit dude chill.
Anyway, I fell in love with the game right away. Fighting skeleton warriors amongst the ruined ships as I madey way towards to Hydra, docking in Athens and killing my way to the Oracle, slaying mythical beasts along the way... it was amazing.
Fast forward to E3 2016. I've played every single God of War game to date (even the shitty phone game) and loved them all (okay maybe not the shitty phone game, and Ascension was kinda meh too I guess) and the trailer for God of War (2018) is revealed. I actually teared up a little the first time Kratos stepped out from the shadows and told Atreus to show him what he had learned. That entire E3 presentation was on a whole 'nutha level, but that first trailer really stood out to me.
Fast forward a few more years to the games release, which just sl happened to be around the same time that my son was born. I didn't have a tremendous amount of game time because of this, but any I did I gave to GoW.
Much like how The Last Guardian had felt extra special because we had just got a dog (GOT-DAYM do they accurately capture the mannerisms of a loyal pet in that game) God of War hit me extra hard because of this wonderful new thing in my life. I felt genuine concern for Atreus, which is something I have felt for very few characters in videogames over my long career as a gamer.
I straight up bawled at the end of that game. I was emotionally exhausted from the journey to the highest peak in the realms, and felt that I had actually learned something about being a father from a fucking videogame.
Ten out of ten. A true masterpiece of entertainment in any form, especially videogames. I honestly can't even begin to fathom how they will one up this game with the sequel.