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Brion Foulke

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  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 brionfoulke91 A year ago

    I'm just glad it's coming to the US! I hope it does well here too.

    Posted in Dragon Quest XI On PS4 Has "Seen Stronger Sales" Than 3DS Version

  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 brionfoulke91 A year ago

    @BrokenFantasy You're basically calling the way I like playing games shitty. And I think that's kind of arrogant.

    Posted in Sonic Mania’s Save System Sucks

  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 brionfoulke91 A year ago

    Yeah I agree with this article. And frankly, my big complaint about the whole Shelob thing is that it's just a dumb idea. It's just base and crass. It's also reflective of everything that's wrong with the Shadow of Mordor franchise which completely mangles the spirit of the books, mutating it into a power fantasy for dude-bros.

    Still, I'll offer this little defense behind the idea of "giving a reason for the female character to be sexy." The reason they do that is because people specifically criticize sexy characters by saying "it's gratuitous to have sexy characters without a story justification." Developers are made to feel like they need to give some dumb justification for it. That results in things like this. Personally, I think there's nothing wrong with developers making characters as sexy as they feel like, and there needs be no justification for it. It's important that we say this, so developers don't feel like they have to offer unnecessary dumb explanations for why the characters need to be sexy.

    Posted in Monolith Explains Why Shelob Is a Woman, but That Doesn't Change the Fact Her Human Form Is Boring

  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 brionfoulke91 A year ago

    I am still sad that the amazing D4 doesn't seem like it'll be continuing.

    But even so, a new SWERY game is always something to be excited about! Especially if it's being touted as the spiritual successor of Deadly Premonition! I just love this guy's games!

    Posted in SWERY's New Game Will Let You Prowl the Town as a Feline, Investigate a Murder

  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 brionfoulke91 A year ago

    "Wasting the player's time," maybe there's something to that idea. Maybe there's a benefit to removing all forms of punishment from a game. Maybe some people don't value the idea of mastering a game and for those people, we should prioritize the experience above all else. It's a valid point of view.

    But boy, is it completely opposite of my point of view. Personally, I value the way the original Sonic games handle saving... which is to NOT have it. There are benefits to this style of gaming, which I value. For one thing, it gives every life a lot more weight, and this naturally creates a lot of tension, drama, and excitement. Those are things that some people may not value, but I personally value them a lot. As other people have mentioned, another great thing about this sort of system is that by forcing the player to replay levels, it forces you to explore the levels in greater depth, learn shortcuts, and really master them. In fact, the traditional Sonic games were designed to maximize this type of enjoyment.

    The problem with this article is it doesn't attempt to understand or present my point of view at all. There's no nuance at all. It simply takes something I love and says "it sucks." And frankly, that kind of rubs me the wrong way.Edited August 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in Sonic Mania’s Save System Sucks

  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 brionfoulke91 A year ago

    Even if this game could be considered, this is a year with Persona 5, NieR Automata, and Zelda. How could it compete?

    Posted in Should PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds be in the Running for Game of the Year Despite Being Unfinished?

  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 brionfoulke91 A year ago

    Well I hope it retains that "brutal gameplay design" because that was one of the main things making it good! It is a *horror-themed* game after all, it makes no sense for horror games to be kind to the player. It's hard to create real tension without at least a little brutality towards the player.

    Posted in The Evil Within 2 Will Kill You Softly With a New Upgrade Mechanic

  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 brionfoulke91 A year ago

    I still love this game, it's still my favorite in the series. The framerates don't bother me, and the design of this game is still top-notch. I love that it has three difficulty levels that are each their own completely separate game, with separate levels. I love the huge collection of bosses, all of them interesting to tackle in their own right.

    What I love most of all is the incredible soundtrack. I think this is one of the SNES's best soundtracks, it stands up next to games like FF6 and Chrono Trigger. The theme music for this game is incredibly iconic and brilliant; changing the theme for Starfox 64 is one of the strangest decisions Nintendo has ever made.

    A wonderful game that to me is possibly the best game on the SNES mini!

    Posted in Super NES Classic Reviews Game by Game #8: Star Fox

  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 brionfoulke91 A year ago

    Well, in my book Capcom is still one of the better developers working today. That's discounting Street Fighter V, (I love SF3 but haven't been a big fan of the games since then) and discounting RE7 (for my money the worst RE so far.)

    They still have Monster Hunter, for my money one of the premiere modern action games. The new one looks really promising, and is one of my most anticipated upcoming games!

    They still have the Phoenix Wright series. I don't know if there will be another one, but every one of those games have been winners. They stand up there as some of the better story focused games.

    They still have Dragon's Dogma, probably the best modern alternative to Dark Souls. Hopefully there will eventually be a real sequel.

    That's already more than most modern gaming company's have. I'm only talking about the artistic merit of their games... in terms of money, well you started the article by saying that they've actually been doing pretty well. That's good enough for me.

    Posted in Capcom Is In A Sad, Sorry State Right Now

  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 brionfoulke91 A year ago

    @InexactQuotient Yeah I'm kind of with you. I totally get the importance of Mario Kart, it's a really well made game for it's time and still holds up pretty well despite being somewhat ecclipsed by newer versions. But personally, I'd rather play Ecco the Dolphin, which I think is a minor masterpiece.

    Posted in Super NES Classic Reviews Game by Game #7: Super Mario Kart