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  • Avatar for Outrider Outrider 19 hours ago

    I've always been interested in playing through the Uncharted games but I haven't had a Playstation since the PS2 (well, except for the PS TV, which doesn't count). I did borrow my brother's PS3 with plan to play through the original Uncharted trilogy, but uh... the first Uncharted isn't a very good game? It's got sloppy platforming and bullet sponge combat encounters and I was not into that.

    I still want to play through the games at some point (maybe just skipping ahead to Uncharted 2) but at the very least I wound up watching the cutscenes on YouTube a couple years ago and that was pretty fun.

    Posted in Ten Years On, Uncharted's Legacy Isn't Lost

  • Avatar for Outrider Outrider 7 days ago

    @NiceGuyNeon Obviously nobody is directly telling these outlets they can't review the game, but outlets are following the word of the developer/publisher ("this game isn't complete yet") over the reality (the game is released as a commercial product). Arguing that PUBG isn't a game that has been released is, quite frankly, bullshit.

    So accepting that, it makes no sense to think PUBG isn't eligible for reviews or formal criticism. Whether it's worth GOTY is a symptom of the larger issue and quite frankly, is far less relevant.

    Posted in Opinion: Nominating PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Game of the Year is a Terrible Idea

  • Avatar for Outrider Outrider 7 days ago

    @matt-b I don't really care about the GOTY aspect of this story; most of the discussion seems to be focused on whether PUBG can be considered released or not and that's what I'm referring to.

    Posted in Opinion: Nominating PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Game of the Year is a Terrible Idea

  • Avatar for Outrider Outrider 7 days ago

    @Kat.Bailey That seems like a problematic stance to take. It basically means that PUG is exempt from formal criticism so long as they never change their version number to 1.0.

    Besides what the publisher has said, what distinguishes this game from any other major release?Edited 6 days ago by Unknown

    Posted in Opinion: Nominating PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Game of the Year is a Terrible Idea

  • Avatar for Outrider Outrider 7 days ago

    @moochan Yeah, I don't think most people care about the GOTY discussion; we're more using it as a chance to focus in on the definition of "released" or "not released" and how that impacts how a critic responds to a game.

    Posted in Opinion: Nominating PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Game of the Year is a Terrible Idea

  • Avatar for Outrider Outrider 7 days ago

    @NiceGuyNeon That is... a bad analogy. But we can fix it!

    This is like wanting lasagna but the the restaurant only has ground beef ready. So you order the ground beef and you eat it. You like the ground beef but the restaurant says you can't leave a Yelp review on the ground beef because you didn't eat the lasagna.

    I'm glad that PUBG is planned to be an even better game when it hits 1.0, but it became a released product long ago regardless of the language the developers use. It is a paid product that is available on major storefronts and the only reason we don't consider it a released product is because the developer is saying "It doesn't count yet!" It makes no sense. They've released it and they're charging for it; it doesn't really matter if it isn't what they want it to be yet.

    Posted in Opinion: Nominating PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Game of the Year is a Terrible Idea

  • Avatar for Outrider Outrider 8 days ago

    Caty is very much behind PUBG getting a GOTY nomination, arguing that once a game can be purchased by the public, it's fair game. I believe the opposite: If a game isn't at the point where a reputable site will review it, then it shouldn't get a GOTY nomination.

    See, I agree with both statements. I agree that if an outlet won't review a game, it doesn't make sense to include it in GOTY discussions. At the same time, if a game is commercially available, it should be subject to reviews.

    I get that the developers don't consider the game finished, but once you start selling it on Steam or Xbox, you have released a game. If you've released a game, it seems reasonable to assume that people can review it.

    All that being said: I admit that this is a very "reviews as consumer advice" point of view, which generally isn't the kind of review that I like. I prefer clever, insightful criticism far more than "should I buy this?" style reviews. But once we get to a point where publishers & developers are expecting people to pay for a game that may or may not be finished - by their own admission - it just doesn't make a ton of sense to me that they get to keep being exempt from reviews.

    This is probably a conversation that won't make too much sense in a few years, though. Like I mentioned on twitter, it might make more sense to start looking at game reviews as distinct chunks of content rather than the end product, not unlike some serialized media. You'll see TV episode reviews but then a later season review; you'll see reviews of ongoing comics but also distinct miniseries; Maybe we'll get to a place where we talk about the launch experience of a game followed by future "state of the game" reviews at certain milestones. Obviously that's a ton more work than a single review, so I don't know how to make sense of it with writers only having so much time in the day.Edited 1 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Opinion: Nominating PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Game of the Year is a Terrible Idea

  • Avatar for Outrider Outrider 8 days ago

    @warburni Looks like the Switch Deluxe edition is coming out in the UK but is maybe a little different from the US Deluxe package: http://bricksfanz.com/lego-marvel-2-deluxe-edition-arrives-in-the-uk/

    Posted in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Review: It's About Time (To Wrap Things Up)

  • Avatar for Outrider Outrider 8 days ago

    I keep coming back to Halo 5 which did have loot boxes that gave you gameplay advantages. I don't remember much widespread furor from that, though I assume it's a bit different there because Halo 5 wasn't nearly as hyped up as Battlefront 2 and technically the upgrades were only usable in a single multiplayer mode.

    (Also, maybe Halo fans were upset but I haven't followed the Halo fan scene in like... ten years so if they did I just didn't see it on any mainstream outlet.)

    Posted in Star Wars Battlefront 2 Review: EA Goes to the Dark Side

  • Avatar for Outrider Outrider 13 days ago

    Oof, those zoomed in screenshots are pretty blurry. What's going on there? Is it actually lower than 720p?

    Both of my brothers have recommended Doom to me a couple times and with the Switch version coming up, I kinda figured I'd wait and see how this turned out. Maybe it's just a better idea to get it on the Xbox One.

    Posted in Doom on Switch Sacrifices Crisp Resolution in Favor of Frame Rate

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