I am a interested in VR but not excited. I would like to try it but im not going to shell out that kind of cash on a whim. Its too new a technology, that lacks proper support and is of course, way too expensive. I also like to game for hours at a time and i am worried VR will only let me play for about 30 minutes before i start to feel sick and need to stop. In a few years when the price comes down and the games start to feel more like games and not just demos then I'm In. But until it can prove that it can be more then an expensive novelty, I am out.
Posts made by nic_crocker19
RE: Are you buying into VR this year?
RE: Who else is as excited for Persona 5 as Ben, Huber, Brad, and me?
Persona 5 is absolutely my most anticipated game right now! Which is kind of weird because if you asked me in January, i wouldn't have cared at all. And this is simply because i had never played a persona game before. But in February that all changed. See right after GT closed i was bored and a longing for some sort of attachment to the old GT crew, so i decided to pick up Persona 4 on PSN after i had heard Ben constantly give it such high praise. I trusted Ben, but was a bit worried because for the longest time i wasn't really that into JRPGs. I don't really know why but they just never really connected with me before. But that all changed. I was very quickly hooked to Persona 4. I loved it. The story, the characters, the relationships, Inaba, the music, the dungeons, the list goes on! It quickly became one of my All time favourites. As soon as i finished i watched the anime, which is also fantastic. Got my friend to play, and he loved it. Then about 2-3 weeks after i finished i bought a Vita, then played through it again! I was so desperate to spend more time with those characters that i just had to play Golden after only playing the PS2 version. All of the additions to Golden are stellar, and i am very happy having invested in a Vita. I then Played Arena and am currently playing Arena Ultimax and Dancing all Night before starting Persona 3 portable which i just picked up on a sale.
Persona 5 looks to have raised the bar for the franchise in almost every conceivable way. The combat looks vastly improved. Tokyo looks like it has so much more to offer than any previous town. And It looks Gorgeous! Of course it is hard to judge what the characters will be like and what the Social link system will be like this time, just from what they have shown us so far. But of course the teams reputation proceeds them and i am positive everything we don't know will be excellent. Waiting until February will indeed be tough, but i am also a bit glad. The end of 2016 will be busy so it gives me time to catch up before investing at least 60 hours, probably more, into P5. It will also be about a Year after i first played P4, which kinda just feels right! My heart is literally beating with anticipation just writing this post. Ben if you read this, i can't thank you enough for introducing me to this franchise.
RE: How long have you been an ally?
I joined GT back in 2008, this was really when i was just starting to get into gaming more. I was quickly hooked and would watch almost every video that would be uploaded to the site. But i was most consumed with the original shows like Countdown and of course Retrospectives. I loved the Retrospectives, i never realized that gaming had such a rich and storied history and it quickly introduced me to many franchises i had little interest in before.
I was always keeping a close eye on the site and have seen it go through many changes. Some good years, some lows. And i remember when Shane left and Brandon took over as editor in chief. Many GT fans left after this time but to me it was when the site would begin its transformation to the group that is now EZA. It began to become much more genuine and we got to see and hear the opinions of all the employees. Sadly the journalism market was changing and dedicated video sites were not needed, and even though i thought the shows were getting better, viewers were leaving. When GT was sold to Defy and i saw so many loose there jobs right after E3 i was crushed. It had nothing to do with me, but i really felt for each individual that lost a job. It really sucked to see people go through this. (I think everyone that was left would go on to start EZA with the exception of Elyse and Matt) The reaming employees pushed on and continued to make some of the greatest shows and streams the site had ever seen. I loved everything i saw more than ever and was sharing it with all my gaming friends, which isn't a lot unfortunately. Sadly Defy mismanaged them really badly. I knew that GTs brand of Comedy, Hype, Pure Love of all things Gaming and the best community in the business, people would really enjoy what they had to offer. But unfortunately that was not what defy was looking for, they wanted viral wacky gaming with high views. That stuff is fine but buying GT, and giving them no ability to grow was just stupid. They had no business being under the Defy umbrella. Defy just made bad decisions with GT, like firing Damiani. Pop Fiction easily had the highest views of any GT show, why would you fire the only man who could pull that show off? When GT was officially shut down early this year i was just sad. I expected it eventually, but i was none the less upset. I was sad to see everyone loose the jobs they clearly loved and i was sad to know that i would no longer be able to come hang out on streams with them and laugh at an episode of the Final Bosman, or get hyped with Huber or watch the best review in the business. I honestly felt so lonely, and it certainly did not help that i was having a really rough start to the year.
But i was glued to twitter waiting for any shred of hope of a new venture from the boys. And when i saw everyone post 03/21/16 on twitter. I almost lost my mind! I was so excited i could not wait. When the Patreon dropped I immediately donated and watched the Jolliest stream i have ever seen, all day long. It was glorious. When the patreon numbers would just not stop going up i was floored. And now its about 40k. That is unbelievable! I am so excited to see where things will go from here. I still watch every video and all the shows produced and i know now that EZA is independent that it will grow and grow to be a massive success. The EZA community will always be the best, strongest, kindest and most positive community in gaming. I am so happy the Brandon, Blood, Kyle, Huber, Ben, Brad, Ian, Don, Damiani are all back together and i know that they will have great success in the future. Thanks so much for all of your hard work guys, i can't express how much this means to me. Sorry this got a bit on the long side, i just had a lot to say i guess.