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  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 7 days ago

    @moochan : While I don't like all this microtransaction business, I am also extremely reticent about getting the government involved. We just need to get folks to stop spending money on these sorts of things. But then again, folks spend their money gambling or on lottery tickets in real life, so there's always going to be someone that buys this stuff.

    Anyway, do what you can. Vote with your wallets, and convince as many of your friends as you can to do the same!

    Posted in Star Wars Battlefront 2 Isn't Going Far Enough to Fix Its Loot Box Problem [Updated]

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 9 days ago

    Agreed. In-progress games should not be reviewed, and as such should not be eligible for GOTY. While someone can charge money for it, I view that more as an investment in what the product may or may not become, not money on an actual release. It's a beta that people pay for.

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

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 22 days ago

    @ViewtifulJC : While I still think it's a great game, I can see why this might bother someone a bit. It's not an issue for me, but that's likely because I'm going to try to get all the Power Moons regardless. If memory serves, this is a problem that Mario 64 also has; some Stars are significantly easier to collect than others. Where it makes up for that is that the Star requirements to progress were much higher. This meant the average player was going to get stuck more; not so here, where just some rudimentary exploration will get you all you need to progress the main story.

    Still, though, I view the Power Moons as just the "reward" for the hunt. Some are easy to find, some difficult, but despite their relative lack of worth (particularly post-game), it's the exploration that's the real reward. I feel the same about Breath of the Wild. Finding the shrines was the reward for exploring, and getting to play those mini-dungeons was worth a lot more than the stuff you got from them.

    I think your comment is great, though, even if I still think the game is fantastic. And I do think I would have preferred that the Moon thresholds be a little bit higher than they are right now.

    Posted in What's the Greatest Mario Game Ever? Find Out Where Mario Odyssey Lands in Our Updated Rankings! [Updated]

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash A month ago

    @discohospital : Well, the 3DS games stayed on that platform as well, as far as I know, and they were mainline entries, so it wouldn't surprise me if it stayed on the Switch. But again, it also wouldn't surprise me if it jumped to PS4 or PC, given how devs are starting to use engines that run well on multiple platforms. Time will tell. :)

    Posted in SMT For Switch Is Officially Shin Megami Tensei V

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash A month ago

    @Duncarin : True. I've only started getting up to speed on how all this has gone down.

    Posted in Video Game Forum NeoGAF Goes Dark After Sexual Assault Allegations Against Site Owner

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash A month ago

    I'm looking forward to Murder on the Orient Express. I'm a big Poirot fan, although I have to admit that David Suchet is going to be hard to top.

    Posted in NeoGAF's Fall is a Sign of the Times in More Ways Than One

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash A month ago

    @Vanderdulpp : Probably not, Nintendo has had other bloody games that have been on their systems, and exclusives to boot. Bayonetta 2 comes to mind, and they even published it! I'm guessing it's more of a stylistic choice, and may even have some other connotations within the plot.

    Regardless, I'm happy that it's a mainline entry. The more of these types of games the Switch can get, the longer it's likely to last.Edited last month by Unknown

    Posted in SMT For Switch Is Officially Shin Megami Tensei V

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash A month ago

    @Kuni-Nino : While that may be true, there's a reason it exists in courts. I don't particularly like how our society jumps to conclusions on almost everything these days.

    This guy may be a scumbag. I have zero knowledge of who he is, or of NeoGAF outside of some interesting posts I've read there. But I do feel like perhaps in situations where it is warranted, we extend some benefit of the doubt to the accused party.

    @ Duncarin: It could very well be that the moderation team was doing the above, extending the benefit of the doubt while they had time to evaluate the evidence. And honestly, if you're not sure about an accusation, I wouldn't throw it out there for public consumption right off the bat anyway. You can absolutely ruin someone's life with an accusation like this. The fact that they all pretty much resigned tells me that the evidence is likely pretty strong... but since I haven't seen said evidence, I'm going to withhold judgment until I do.Edited 2 times. Last edited last month by Unknown

    Posted in Video Game Forum NeoGAF Goes Dark After Sexual Assault Allegations Against Site Owner

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash A month ago

    Great article. I have to admit, this move where everything is going open-world has gotten old. I know that you didn't enjoy Horizon: Zero Dawn, and even though I did, I thought the criticisms were fair. I basically followed the critical path after a certain point because of all the "checklist" gaming. And while it's a great version of the open-world ethos, it's still just that: open-world. I couldn't escape the sense of sameness from having played many other franchises that do the exact same thing.

    There should absolutely still be room for linear single-player experiences, but at the same time, we've brought this problem on ourselves. So long as players keep snapping these games up, so long as we give into all the little microtransactions, publishers are going to go where the money is.

    Posted in Farewell Visceral: The Push Toward the Destiny Model Claims Another Victim

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash A month ago

    I haven't played Automata yet, but I'll say that from what I read, it's significantly more polished in the gameplay department than its predecessor. That game, as beloved as it is, can be classified as "janky". I'm sure that has a ton to do with Cavia being the primary developer, as opposed to Platinum being involved this time.

    Posted in Yoko Taro Has Absolutely No Idea Why Nier: Automata Sold So Well