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Nathan Murdoch, Kissimmee, Florida

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  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 18 hours ago

    Eh, I kinda get why 3D nudity would be where the discovery tour draws the line. They want to use this as an edutainment tool, so they want to avoid any potential controversy that may be caused by kids or teens giggling at or ogling a statue's dick or tits from all angles.

    Anyway, if this was stand alone on PS4 too I definitely would've bought it already. It's awesome that something like this exists, and I would love if Ubisoft made discovery tours for some of its past sandboxes.

    Posted in Assassin's Creed Origins' Discovery Tour Mode Is a Marvel

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas Yesterday

    @jeremiahbryantscott4 Yeah, I'm already well aware that Black Flag scratches an itch that only it (and to some extent Assassin's Creed: Rogue) really does. I'm interested in Origins for different reasons, i.e. "Ancient Egypt is awesome."

    Can't say I care much for the present day angle (Black Flag's is pretty meta but I'm left with the impression that the Animus stuff is vestigial ever since Future Desmond's story ended), but I do like the assassination stuff! Reminds me a lot of Tenchu.

    Posted in Assassins Creed Origins Patch 1.3.0 Goes Live, Blesses Us with New Game + and the Gift of Learning

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 2 days ago

    Honestly, I would rather have proper current gen remasters of Oblivion and Fallout 3 over 4K support added to the crummy old buggy 360 versions. This is like polishing a turd...Well okay, it's not THAT extreme (I did enjoy the games, bugginess aside), but proper remasters could still bring the games a li'l more in line with their PC versions, maybe even add a mod section like Fallout 4 and the remaster of Skyrim have going for 'em.Edited 2 times. Last edited Yesterday by Unknown

    Posted in Xbox One X Enhancements Coming to More Xbox 360 Games Soon, Microsoft Says

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 2 days ago

    I'm tiding myself over with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag* for now, but Assassin's Creed Origins keeps looking more and more like a game where it's not a question of if I'll get it, but when I'll get it. Mom's always been a huge fan of Egyptian stuff, so I'm sure we'll both enjoy the Discovery Tour.

    * Black Flag is also the first Assassin's Creed I've ever played. Like, I don't give two shits about all this Da Vinci Code nonsense** they keep forcing on the games, but I knew it'd be either the pirate game or the Egyptian game that finally got me to try it and the pirate game's deluxe edition was on sale last week.

    I really like it, we could use more games like this. I hope the upcoming Sea of Thieves is successful enough to maybe inspire the industry to make more huge games based around sailing and piracy, I'd be down for a modern Uncharted Waters game.

    ** Speaking of, suddenly moving from a shipbound journey towards Havana to some game company in the present where I'm playing the video game was weird. Way to kill the mood there.

    Posted in Assassins Creed Origins Patch 1.3.0 Goes Live, Blesses Us with New Game + and the Gift of Learning

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 2 days ago

    @mobichan I've enjoyed my fair share of open world games but my biggest issue with them is that they usually stick too close to realism. There's a reason I gravitate more towards the RPG side of the open world genre, it's because I enjoy fighting monsters more than I do Some Asshole.

    Not that there aren't plenty of "Some Asshole" foes in those games, but I likes me some options.

    Posted in Five Years Later, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Is a Relic of a Bygone Era

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 2 days ago

    @docexe Oh yeah, I'm definitely sure that perceived value was another factor in this genre's drought. Not all people are cool with paying $60 for a short game experience.

    Posted in Five Years Later, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Is a Relic of a Bygone Era

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 2 days ago

    @NiceGuyNeon Don't forget Rygar!

    Aw who I kidding, everybody forgets Rygar. Dude was hitting Greek monstrosities with sharp objects on chains in his legendary adventure (in 3D) about 2 & 1/3rd years before God of War. It's not amazing, but it was pretty good for 2002 and deserved better than that one Wii port that turns him into Proto-NieR.

    Posted in Five Years Later, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Is a Relic of a Bygone Era

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 2 days ago

    We could certainly use more character action games these days. Hell, I'd gladly take more open world games with battle system influence from the likes of Ninja Gaiden or Bayonetta over another thing involving guns and only gu-Yes I'm aware Bayonetta uses guns I mean I'd like less FPS style gun action.

    I think another reason why there's been a drought of character action games is that it costs more to be creative. Crafting and animating demons and killer robots and big giant monstrosities takes a lot more work and money than some asshole with a gun or dead assholes (aka zombies).

    The QTEs can rot for all I care. I never needed or wanted them in the genre.

    Touching on Wolfenstein 2 for a moment, besides horrible people loving and being Nazis in our current day (FUCK THOSE PEOPLE), I think the biggest reason why the game's had trouble selling is its mixed messages. It has important stuff to say, like how evil starts at home and how the people on the opposing side are still ultimately people, and not all are on that side willingly. But it says so in a game where brutal murder is the player's M.O., a game where you can blow off limbs and have brutal axe murder finishers.

    It can't decide whether it wants to condemn horrible violence or to glorify it, and I feel the game as a whole is weaker for not picking one or the other and sticking to it.

    Posted in Five Years Later, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Is a Relic of a Bygone Era

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 2 days ago

    I'm grateful that Mattel decided not to replicate the blood-caked waist piercing or the "Oh my God I just gorily blew out my would-be murder rapist's brains" expression when making Tomb Raider Barbie.

    But in all seriousness though, this is a really cool doll.

    Posted in Tomb Raider Barbie Accessorizes Well with Death and Trauma

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 2 days ago

    On the one hand, Kingdom Come: Deliverance looks like a dreadfully boring and by-the-books RPG to me ("realism" hook aside), and while I get that most games are made by more than one person I am much less willing to part with my $60 given the creator's affiliations.

    But on the other hand, I do think we could definitely use more historical RPGs. There's certainly room for games with more grounded medieval settings, not everything needs dragons or zombies or deicide in it.

    Posted in Kingdom Come: Deliverance Makes Me Wonder What Other Stories There Are to Tell in 15th Century Bohemia

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