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#1 Posted by bonbolapti (1596 posts) -

@milkman: well yeah. They're jokes. and comedy is subjective. but it's not grounds for being in utter distaste for the entire thing. I have reservations about the thing sometimes, but it doesn't hurt to just let it go.

#2 Posted by bonbolapti (1596 posts) -
@milkman said:

@hatking said:

I'm so fucking sick of the cynicism that plagues this industry. It was refreshing to see somebody trying to laugh for a change. The problem was that each time he tried to make fun, Geoff shot it down like the show would end if people enjoyed themselves. Hey, asshat, it's an "awards" show. It's not about your fucking scoop. Let these people enjoy themselves. All the whining on Twitter coming from industry people is driving me insane. Why do you people do this? You get no fucking enjoyment out of it.

Is it really "cynical" to try and treat the medium with a bit of respect? No one is saying the show can't be fun but when almost all of your jokes are "this whole thing and everything about it sucks", who are making this show for? McHale wasn't allowing anyone to "enjoy themselves." He was a condescending asshole who made everyone uncomfortable and was very rarely funny.

That reply is the reason why there will be no respect. The problem that a lot of people couldn't do during the VGX is get over their own bullshit and enjoy something for what it is.

If people let go of the idea that everything has to be nitpicked and complained about, you'd have seen people enjoying themselves for 3 hours.

#3 Posted by bonbolapti (1596 posts) -

That is the dumbest box art.

'There's no ifs ands or butts about it, Your enjoyment is sure to go tits up.'

#4 Edited by bonbolapti (1596 posts) -

If you like something enough to have it be your top game of the year, you tell people that. You tell them why, don't tell the website you go to speak for you.

This website is never going to express the same views as you 100% of the time, and it never will.

#5 Posted by bonbolapti (1596 posts) -

If they want to move onward, the least you guys can do is the same.

#6 Posted by bonbolapti (1596 posts) -

Metroidvania is a nice term explaining a type of game. it's exclusive to games in telling you what it is. You know what it means when someone says Metroidvania, I think it's a silly to be put off by that term. finding out a new way to say it just puts more work into something that feels so well established.

if it isn't that, you're just saying adventure game, and then how often would you feel the need to explain what type of game it is, further.

#7 Posted by bonbolapti (1596 posts) -

it would have been better for him to challenge it with youtube directly than to make this video response expecting validation from everyone else.

#8 Posted by bonbolapti (1596 posts) -

It's his job to go to work.

#9 Posted by bonbolapti (1596 posts) -
#10 Edited by bonbolapti (1596 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@bonbolapti said:
@sergio said:

@bonbolapti said:

You know, The score that Polygon gave is probably the most realistic.

And let's not argue schematics about the art style here, either. It's a fucking brawler. and those are fun, but I can never see them being 8, 9, or 10 fun.

fun like that is low-key, and not a "drop your pants and play this game." kind of thing. The Polygon lady makes good points, regardless of where your butt sits on the art booby fence.

That's like saying that Mortal Kombat shouldn't have gotten 5 stars from Giant Bomb, because it's a fighting game, and I can never see them getting a 5. Or Halo 4 shouldn't have gotten 4 stars, because it's a shooter. Or Forza shouldn't score higher than 3 stars because it's a driving game.

technically you're right. But it's what MK and Halo and Forza do that makes it stand out from every other thing. Dragon's crown, from what I've been reading seems like nothing more than all intents and purposes an arcadey brawler. So I have reservations to see what's different about it.

So what if it's an arcadey brawler? If it's a good arcadey brawler, should it not receive a good score?

I would still consider a 5 to 7 still a good score.