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  • Avatar for descent303 descent303 Yesterday

    @mattcom26
    This is understandable, but not sensible. Lashing out at people who are clearly trying to reduce the very marginalisation you are referring to indicates to them that they shouldn't spend time doing this. Eating your own gets you relentlessly mocked by the other side and alienates the people who were sympathetic to your cause.

    Posted in Mass Effect: Andromeda's Transgender Character Backfires on Social Media

  • Avatar for descent303 descent303 2 days ago

    This reminds me of the gay relationships in ME3. I seem to remember a lot of gay people losing their shit because it was badly handled... It's Mass Effect. ALL RELATIONSHIPS ARE BADLY HANDLED! So now trans people are complaining because no one would say "Hi I'm trans and my name was Stephen!". You know what, no one would say "Boy is my face tired!" either.

    I get that it's badly done, and it's worth commenting on. However, it gives me the irrits that some interest groups act like it's some personal insult whenever a blunder happens like this. I don't remember the trans community jumping up and down about how great (or bad) Krem was in DA:I (maybe they did, correct me if I'm wrong). Why do they get outraged rather than laughing at this idiocy?Edited Yesterday by Unknown

    Posted in Mass Effect: Andromeda's Transgender Character Backfires on Social Media

  • Avatar for descent303 descent303 3 days ago

    @Drachmalius

    Yeah totally. Hopefully cyberpunk will scratch some of that itch as well. I'll definitely be getting this and I'll likely enjoy it a lot, but it's sad to see this game heading away from what made it great in the first place.

    Posted in Mass Effect: Andromeda Review

  • Avatar for descent303 descent303 7 days ago

    @NiceGuyNeon

    Agreed, I've also played through this one a heap of times.
    Aside from what you mentioned, it also had the best DLC. The Omega and shore leave expansions were absolutely top notch (Although, shadow broker in 2 was great as well).

    I didn't mind the ending, but I also felt it wasn't exactly important. In every subsequent playthrough after my first I turned it off as soon as you start running towards that light.

    Posted in Mass Effect 3 Deserves to be Remembered for More Than its Final 15 Minutes

  • Avatar for descent303 descent303 7 days ago

    @edwardc.wilson66

    "Then again, I didn't really MIND the ending of ME3, so I must just be stupid. Maybe I am. But I am going to play the HELL out of this game anyway."

    I'm totally with you, this is going to be a day one purchase for me regardless of what people say about it. However, that doesn't mean the early impressions aren't disappointing. The characters should really look better than they do, and I'm worried that they've taken some of the worst aspects of DA:I.

    I'll put it this way, I don't think there's anything that could put me off getting this game, but a series of missteps here could definitely put me off the next Bioware game. Similar to how removing dedicated servers made me concerned for MW2 but didn't stop me from buying it. MW2 did however stop me from buying any further Infinity Ward games.

    Posted in Are Mass Effect Andromeda's Opening Hours Really That Bad? (Yeah, Kind Of)

  • Avatar for descent303 descent303 7 days ago

    @edwardc.wilson66

    "Then again, I didn't really MIND the ending of ME3, so I must just be stupid. Maybe I am. But I am going to play the HELL out of this game anyway."

    I'm totally with you, this is going to be a day one purchase for me regardless of what people say about it. However, that doesn't mean the early impressions aren't disappointing. The characters should really look better than they do, and I'm worried that they've taken some of the worst aspects of DA:I.

    I'll put it this way, I don't think there's anything that could put me off getting this game, but a series of missteps here could definitely put me off the next Bioware game. Similar to how removing dedicated servers made me concerned for MW2 but didn't stop me from buying it. MW2 did however stop me from buying any further Infinity Ward games.

    Posted in Are Mass Effect Andromeda's Opening Hours Really That Bad? (Yeah, Kind Of)

  • Avatar for descent303 descent303 9 days ago

    I don't really understand the fawning over the first game. It was great and still is in a lot of ways, but this piece is far too praising.

    So now we're even pretending that Ash isn't a terribly boring character?

    The modifications were a buttload of busy work with a clumsy inventory system. It's ridiculous to pretend that this offered you some great choices because you could pick between all these different ammo types. Tungsten and Shredder were the only 2 worth using, and this system was better refined in 2 and 3.

    Choices were something that were far more fleshed out in the later games. In one it still followed the same old good/bad dichotomy. Basically you defeat an enemy and if you're good you let them live, if you're bad you execute them. 3 especially blurred the lines here. I've not played a single other game that compelled me to shoot a dear friend in the back, which then led to a fatal confrontation with another friend, then above all, allowed me to express regret about the outcome, rather than being actually evil. I've never been moved to tears playing any game, but damn this whole arc came close.

    The Mako was just awful. As were the planets you landed on. I agree that this has not been handled well in any of the games really, the problems mentioned in the article certainly exist. However, nothing was worse than the cookie cutter planets with their carbon copy buildings.

    The guns sucked and actually gave you very little choice compared to the later games. You were almost forced into just being proficient with 1 or 2 and then you just carried the others around as decoration.

    The author here says that the game let you feel more powerful as you went on rather than enemies just keeping up with you. This is true in the sense that it was in the witcher 2. This sense being that the mechanics were functionally broken for the first 1/3 of the game and then you became stupidly OP by the end.

    This was my favourite ever game when it came out. That changed when 2 came out. That changed when 3 came out. It's a wonderful story, but this game did many things horribly wrong and in trying to go back to do a full 1-3 playthrough I found it handled so badly that it was unplayable. God, even 2 handles terribly compared to 3.

    Posted in The First Mass Effect is a Great Game Not Just for its Time, But for All Time

  • Avatar for descent303 descent303 10 days ago

    @nadiaoxford ""Drink bleach you obese [explicitive]" are not criticism. Comments stating "Eat a bullet or go review a cooking game you stupid [c-word]" are not criticism."

    They're also not death threats. Saying you hope someone dies is not nice, but it's not a threat. Ayaan Hirsi Ali gets death threats, Jim Sterling gets DDOSD. I agree with you broadly that people should tone it back a bit, and thoroughly agree with the sentiment that reviewers can give "good" games bad scores (or not perfect in this case) for very legitimate reasons. I am a bit sick of everyone claiming that their life is in danger because someone tells them to eff off and die though.

    Posted in Stop Taking Review Scores Personally

  • Avatar for descent303 descent303 18 days ago

    @MHWilliams Really enjoyed your review and your replies in the comments section, particularly this:

    In the best case, we give you enough information that you can say "Oh, the reviewer hates that mechanic, but that wouldn't bother me, so my estimation of the game will be higher"

    This is exactly how I've always viewed this, and it does my head in that people get so aggressive about it.

    The HZD review on this site addressed some issues that are a real concern for me, and most of the very positive reviews praised things I don't care about very much. On the other hand, the negative impression of wildlands I read over at Rock Paper Shotgun made me shrug my shoulders and say "meh, I don't care about that.".

    Posted in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

  • Avatar for descent303 descent303 26 days ago

    I've played this only with friends, and I think it's probably a completely different game solo compared to with buddies. With a 4 man crew it's completely fucking gonzo. We've had a ridiculous amount of fun and wasted a lot of time abducting UNIDAD officers and filling up our cars with them. Of course they then explode in new and exciting ways (often with 1 or 2 ghosts along the way).

    I was probably going to buy it before the beta because my brother and I love shit like this and enjoy almost any game we can play together, after the beta I'm pretty confident I won't regret the decision.

    The game isn't a technical masterpiece, and it's tone is laughably serious for how fucking stupid it feels. One thing to recommend it above other 3rd person shooters: The actual shooting mechanics feel tight and punchy. Weapons all feel fairly unique and most are pretty satisfying to use.

    Posted in Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta: Community Opinion Divided

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