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#1 Posted by BeachThunder (12096 posts) -

Brothers.

The big moment was completely ruined with a graphical bug involving a crows texture stretching to turn the ground into a black void. I've had a sour attitude about the game ever since, and felt nothing for the big moment.

I wish I could re-experience it.

That really sucks. That part is really what makes the game worth playing :(

#2 Posted by BeachThunder (12096 posts) -

:D Can't wait to see the rest of the reviews flood in.

It seems that the letterboxing can be disabled. Also, check the screenshots on Steam, most of them have no letterboxing.

#3 Posted by BeachThunder (12096 posts) -

Alien: Isolation got me thinking about Dead Space - I would love to play that again for the first time.

Generally, there are a lot of horror and comedy games that I'd like to play again for the first time, given that they both rely on surprise.

#4 Posted by BeachThunder (12096 posts) -

I...I liked the The Unpopular Opinions Thread.

#5 Posted by BeachThunder (12096 posts) -

@hassun said:

If anyone knows how to make :bigknob, :sonypony, :polls and :nintendrone appear correctly I would very much like to know. Thank you in advance.

Does dragging and dropping from my post not work? They all appear correctly there =/

#6 Posted by BeachThunder (12096 posts) -

@meatball said:

The trouble with using "turn-based RPG" in place of JRPG is that there are RPGs that are turn-based that aren't at all JRPGs. Fallout is a turn-based RPG. Divinity Original Sin is a turn-based RPG. These games can't really be grouped with stuff like Final Fantasy VII. :P

How would you refer to non-tactical turn-based combat (such as the main FF games)?

#7 Posted by BeachThunder (12096 posts) -

@beachthunder said:

Horror is a theme. Consider Lovely Planet and Wolfenstein: New Order - both are very different aesthetics wise, but they are both FPSs.

Basically, I think JRPG is a term that needs to be thrown out, just like "Doomclone".

Horror can still be a genre in games. It's pretty limiting to the medium to only define games by gameplay. You can define books and movies by story and style, no reason to exclude games from that. Resident Evil is survival horror and Dead Space is action horror. You define gameplay and style in both those terms. Definitely a "genre."

I didn't say that theme should be excluded when describing a game. Games can be defined by their genre AND theme.

#8 Posted by BeachThunder (12096 posts) -

@beachthunder said:

@zeik said:

@beachthunder said:

JRPG is a horrible term. It feels like it makes more sense to just use the term 'turn-based RPG', since that's the gameplay, for the most part, that people are thinking of. At this point, there's absolutely no need to associate the gameplay with a specific country.

It's definitely more than just being a turn-based RPG. That is a common element, but it is not the sole defining factor.

What are the other factors? Keep in mind though, that in video games, theme and art style have nothing to do with genre classification.

Not true at all. Horror games are very much defined by their aesthetics and atmosphere.

Also, have you played many JRPGS? Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XIII are absolutely JRPGS and neither of those games rely on a turn system.

Horror is a theme. Consider Lovely Planet and Wolfenstein: New Order - both are very different aesthetics wise, but they are both FPSs.

Basically, I think JRPG is a term that needs to be thrown out, just like "Doomclone".

#9 Posted by BeachThunder (12096 posts) -

@zeik said:

@beachthunder said:

JRPG is a horrible term. It feels like it makes more sense to just use the term 'turn-based RPG', since that's the gameplay, for the most part, that people are thinking of. At this point, there's absolutely no need to associate the gameplay with a specific country.

It's definitely more than just being a turn-based RPG. That is a common element, but it is not the sole defining factor.

What are the other factors? Keep in mind though, that in video games, theme and art style have nothing to do with genre classification.

#10 Posted by BeachThunder (12096 posts) -

JRPG is a horrible term. It feels like it makes more sense to just use the term 'turn-based RPG', since that's the gameplay, for the most part, that people are thinking of. At this point, there's absolutely no need to associate the gameplay with a specific country.