I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to take away from this blog post, while I know it's not the intention, the theme of pretentiousness really puts me off enjoying this.
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@ZombiePie: I thought accounts can only post 5 times a day until they hit 25 posts? Why are some of these going over 5?
They timed it just right at around 11:50 pm. meaning they were able to get two days worth of posting. One for yesterday and one, technically, for today.
Woah. these guys know how to spam. I might enroll.
I've got to disagree with this, partly. While I agree the games are becoming more action-focused, that's still just an option, allowing players who aren't into the whole stealth thing to get a kick out of playing it.
Why would players who "aren't into the whole stealth thing" want to play what is ostensibly a stealth game?
I don't.. know?
A few years ago this would have been a valid concern but between youtube, twitch, niconico, and wikis you'll be able to see as much of this game as you like without ever having to play it. Or you could just bump the difficulty down and plow through the game to see it firsthand. You do have a wealth of options without ever having to try to get into the gameplay.
Oh, it's not like I will have trouble playing the game or anything, it's just I won't particularly enjoy playing it as much as I would a regular as MGS game. I also think playing the game and having the story unfold that way is much better than watching some dude on youtube talk like a moron throughout his playthrough.
I disagree. I'm angry at the new Splinter Cell because it's a bastardization of the series while still pretending to be Splinter Cell. They took a stealth action game and turned it into an action game but hey sometimes stealth happens.
I've got to disagree with this, partly. While I agree the games are becoming more action-focused, that's still just an option, allowing players who aren't into the whole stealth thing to get a kick out of playing it. I LOVED Conviction, I'd rate it highly, among the first three in the series. I barely ever got into a guns-blazing scenario in my playthroughs, and on co-op. So my view is the opposite of yours where it's still completely stealth, but hey sometimes action happens.
I'd also like to point out that I'm not bashing Rising at all, I know what it's doing and I also know that it's not a game I'm particularly wanting to play. I have Bayonetta and I can't get into it, which is weird considering how much I love the fighting in Arkham games, you know?
It's totally fine not to have any interest in this game, you could ignore it and you wouldn't be missing out on anything, so I don't know why some MGS fans get so bent out of shape about it.
I would like to ignore this game, but being a massive fan of the series and the story, I will be missing out on just that, story elements from the universe. It'll be like having a 1000 piece jigsaw, but with a few pieces missing, looks fine, but I'd still want the complete picture.
So go play a Metal Gear Solid game.
I'm sure that the story in Rising will be weird, fragmented and barely coherent so obviously it's not a real Metal Gear story.
Oh hey, sarcasm, I didn't see you there. I love Metal Gear Solid, and every game has been really story driven so far, so excuse me for being doubtful of this game as it is completely focusing on action heavy Bayonetta style gameplay. I'd also love for people to stop saying is so crazy because they only played MGS2, that game is crazy, and it's why it's my least favourite game of the 4 main games in the series. MGS 3 is where the series shines. Sure there are some small elements of crazy (read: bosses), but the story overall is fantastic.
its a bit too outside of what I want from a Metal Gear Game.
I really don't understand the people making these comments. What are they showing that's making you not think this is a Metal Gear game? Didn't the last one have supermodels in robot suits? And the one before that had a man who could control a swarm of hornets, and the one before that went fucking crazy in the last few hours, and the one before that knew what games you were playing from your memory card.
This is just a fast paced action game set in the Metal Gear universe, and it's hardly crossing a line considering the insanity of the other Metal Gear games.
You're taking small things from the games and making it seem like that's the whole story, it's not. I want a strong story driven game, not this.
good god this community's fascination with the term 'hipster' being applied to anyone who knows anything at all about popular culture continues on.
As @handlas said, if you don't know who the person in question is and don't feel you should care then why even enter the discussion? it's people trying to look nonchalant on the internet and instead looking uninformed and/or uncultured.
Thank you for taking the bait, and I apologise for doing so. I would like to say that I am in no way inclined to think you are a hipster, it's probably the first time I've used that word. I was merely showing you how easy it is to judge someone as quickly as you did.
I'm sorry, what? I'm living under a rock because I had no idea who Olly Moss was? Get out of here you hipster.
Making a pointless post celebrating the fact that you don't know what the thread is about then calling someone a hipster. Just don't bother, duder. Posts like those make forums shit for everyone.
Hey, back up and read. I didn't celebrate the fact I didn't know who he was, you're replying to my very first post on this topic. I was just replying because of @Freshbandito 's assumption that everyone must know who Olly Moss is. I didn't, so I'm just assuming he's a hipster for knowing who he is.
Are you seeing the pattern here?