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#1 Posted by BrianP (527 posts) -

NOT the crew. That game is so aggressively bad, and I say that as someone who put a decent amount of time in to it. I haven't swore at a game so much in such a long time.

#2 Edited by BrianP (527 posts) -

Ale Force Gator? Dumb Blonde? No Hop For Mankind?

#3 Posted by BrianP (527 posts) -

@bigmess said:

People should be able to play the games they want but that scene is still gross and adds nothing to the game's style or edginess.

If you feel it's necessary to have a prompt asking you if you want to see sexual assualt, maybe just not put it in the game?

I disagree. I think in this scene they are showing that the game is in the tradition of kind of grindhouse/slasher movies to set the tone of the game. I bet tons of people would watch a movie like Evil Dead and not get too up in arms about the tree rape scene (although some would, and they would be well within their rights to do so). Except if you are sensitive to those things, the movie in no way lets you opt out of them ahead of time. If anything, this game is being more considerate of people who may be put off by sexual violence by even giving them that choice. It's not one you find most other places.

#4 Posted by BrianP (527 posts) -

Man, reading that description I was thinking "that sounds really fucked up and extreme, even for hotline miami" but then watching the actual part it seems fairly tame. It kind of sounds like the people who wrote that paragraph have a pretty vivid imagination.

#5 Posted by BrianP (527 posts) -

oh and duh, Bolzer:

#6 Posted by BrianP (527 posts) -

also deathspell omega is definitely strictly satanic (or at least anti religion) but their lyrics are actually pretty interesting as far as black metal goes

#7 Edited by BrianP (527 posts) -

Deathspell Omega:

Tribulation:

Oranssi Pazuzu (a little more on the psychedelic side):

Taake:

I (members of immortal and enslaved, not strictly black metal but the album "between two worlds" is amazing)

#8 Posted by BrianP (527 posts) -

Wouldn't it be amazing if the Giant Bomb crew just completely ignored The Crew and subsequent other games that pulled this bullshit?

For example: any time it's brought up in conversation by someone Jeff just says "what game are you talking about?" etc.

Just completely fucking ignore it to oblivion. Fucking Ubisoft.

Haven't they talked about waiting to run reviews of heavily multiplayer games until they launch and they know how they perform in real world scenarios? It seems like what GB does is perfectly in line with what Ubisoft is looking for in this case.

#9 Posted by BrianP (527 posts) -

@assinass said:

@brianp said:

What does it even mean to trust a video game publisher in 2014? Ubisoft is a massive network of studios so expecting like everything to be a winner is just crazy. FarCry 4 is great so far, Assassin's Creed Unity seems kind of dull/messed up. You win some and you lose some, this isn't any different from how it ever was. Wait for reviews and buy accordingly. It seems like people struggle way to hard to attach some sort of dramatic narrative to all this nonsense.

It's not really about the game's quality, but the politics that the game company uses. Here, we don't get to wait for reviews.

I guess I don't understand what you mean. What politics are they using? If people waited for reviews and didn't buy that shit sight unseen, you better believe things would change. Nothing makes a company change like change in their bottom line.

#10 Posted by BrianP (527 posts) -

What does it even mean to trust a video game publisher in 2014? Ubisoft is a massive network of studios so expecting like everything to be a winner is just crazy. FarCry 4 is great so far, Assassin's Creed Unity seems kind of dull/messed up. You win some and you lose some, this isn't any different from how it ever was. Wait for reviews and buy accordingly. It seems like people struggle way to hard to attach some sort of dramatic narrative to all this nonsense.