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#1 Posted by C2C (889 posts) -
@csl316 said:

I need an explanation. People seemed to like Roman Reigns. I recall people rooting for Roman Reigns not too long ago. Now he won the thing, but it didn't go exactly like the fans wanted it and it wasn't surprising, so everything is terrible?

Boy, every time I think of jumping back in, it seems like being a modern fan is a confusing proposition.

Two main things. 1. The WWE started pushing Reigns real hard. A lot of people see this being to the detriment of developing an actual story since the focus is making Roman look strong. 2. Roman now cuts promos. Promos are not Roman's strong suit, and gives a lot of ammunition for people to not like him. While Romans was with the Shield, he had Dean and Seth be able to do the talking for him if needs be.

#2 Posted by C2C (889 posts) -

Its interesting seeing the reaction on this match, and a lot of it being attributed to Roman winning. I am less ticked off at Roman winning, and more ticked off at how it was done. I was actually pretty on board with the Rumble initially, but the peak was somewhere between me getting excited that Jared predicted the Kofi crowd surf shenanigans, and Kofi getting eliminated.

From that point, there were no more good surprises and the match slowed down to a crawl. Like there was a point where there was like 8 dudes in the ring all doing jack all. I think the part where I knew I was not enjoying the rumble was when JBL mentioned something along the lines of the ring being filled with dudes who can't be eliminated easily. Nah JBL, the ring is filled with mostly midcarders wasting my time until Kane/Big Show come in.

Then you have the way Wyatt, Ziggler and Bryan were eliminated. While eliminating them by itself isnt a bad thing, you cant just eliminate Ziigler/Bryan without some sort of buildup and you cant eliminate Wyatt unceremoniously after you fed that much to him. At no point in the sorta final three did I believe that Roman was gonna lose, simply because WWE is not going to put Big Show/Kane against Lesnar. There was a part of me that hoped Rusev would win through shenanigans, but that technicality would not be utilized well. I am not mad Roman won, just sorry for him. WWE is creating/created a guy who's gonna get a lot of the Cena-style hate, without the child-friendly install base.

Here's hoping WWE actually uses the fact that Axel was never eliminated, and turns it into something that can fix the problem. I still think the ppv was solid, since the bad is outweighed by the good. The more interesting story for me is seeing what will WWE do to Roman seeing as he's becoming Batista 2.0.

#3 Posted by C2C (889 posts) -

@bisonhero said:

@c2c said:

@rasmoss said:

After seeing the ending again on Metal Gear Scanlon, I also have a thing that bugs me (ending spoiler): Why do the Patriots let Raiden and Snake go at the end? They both have detailed knowledge about the S3 plan, why would they just be allowed to leave with that information? Has this ever been addressed?

I don't think that it was ever explicitly explained why in game. I think there are several explanations though (Spoilers for future MGS games): 1. While Snake/Raiden knew about the S3 plan, the Patriots are still pretty much in control of how information flows, so its not like that information would be easily let loose on the public with the Patriots around. 2. At this point Snake would start aging at a very rapid rate; either the Patriots may have decided that Snake wouldn't be able to do much against them in that state or the Patriots may have decided they needed Snake to deal with Liquid Ocelot. 3. Raiden was actually eventually captured sometime in this period, and the Patriots used Raiden as a test subject until he was broken free. Again none of this is super explicit in the games, but that is the only way I can make sense of this.

The better question is: why did the Patriots ever reveal ANY of that stuff to Raiden and/or Snake? Some of it got accidentally revealed through Solidus and President Johnson not giving a fuck, but GW (speaking as the Colonel and Rose) and to some extent Ocelot revealed an enormous amount of information for basically no good reason. You could make the argument that the virus was making GW screw up, but aside from the Colonel speaking gibberish for a bit, GW seemed pretty coherent as it laid out its master plan to Raiden.

I can see GW telling Raiden all that to rub it in his face that he has no choice but to follow their directions because they are so powerful. Then they outline to him why they are so powerful and why he has no choice but to do what they say. I don't think they would have told them if he hadn't found out about the patriots before hand. The A.I. even saw humanity as toys to play with.

Ocelot (and Liquid) was always a cocky bastard so I can see him gloating about the S3 plan and how he tricked everyone. In MGS4 it makes a lot of sense why he would tell Snake everything.

The part where all the S3 revelations to Raiden still seems to kinda fall apart is when you dwell on the fact that somebody programmed GW, an AI, to be a special kind of super villain petty by rubbing it in Raiden's face. Then again, with games past MGS3 you can actually start to believe that Zero is the kind of person that would totally tell a dude to program The Patriots to be that kind of petty.

#4 Posted by C2C (889 posts) -

I wish Patrick the best of luck. I will miss his editorial content in GB.

That being said, I will not be following him to Kotaku. It's not a quality issue for me, I just want a little bit more personality and less straight news when visiting a videogame site.

#5 Posted by C2C (889 posts) -

@rasmoss said:

After seeing the ending again on Metal Gear Scanlon, I also have a thing that bugs me (ending spoiler): Why do the Patriots let Raiden and Snake go at the end? They both have detailed knowledge about the S3 plan, why would they just be allowed to leave with that information? Has this ever been addressed?

I don't think that it was ever explicitly explained why in game. I think there are several explanations though (Spoilers for future MGS games): 1. While Snake/Raiden knew about the S3 plan, the Patriots are still pretty much in control of how information flows, so its not like that information would be easily let loose on the public with the Patriots around. 2. At this point Snake would start aging at a very rapid rate; either the Patriots may have decided that Snake wouldn't be able to do much against them in that state or the Patriots may have decided they needed Snake to deal with Liquid Ocelot. 3. Raiden was actually eventually captured sometime in this period, and the Patriots used Raiden as a test subject until he was broken free. Again none of this is super explicit in the games, but that is the only way I can make sense of this.

#6 Posted by C2C (889 posts) -

5_3 using Crystal, I had an energy hammer and some sort of crossbow I think.

#7 Posted by C2C (889 posts) -

@71ranchero said:

SNK did more with the Capcom characters then Capcom did with the SNK characters. SNK made the arcade game and several Neo Geo pocket games(both fighting and card battle). Also I love SNK fighting games. Also again....WHAT?

You forgot the DS card game, which to be fair is best left forgotten. :P

To answer the question though (in its rambly, non-coherent glory), I would be down for an SNK to develop an M-rated crossover fighter. I have in mind the real bloody slant that SNK took with Samurai Shodown IV. Mind you it'll never happen, but I wouldn't mind it.

#8 Posted by C2C (889 posts) -

Visual Novels, since those are barely even games.

#9 Posted by C2C (889 posts) -

My top 15 list. Was locked up a couple of days ago. Bunch of indy stuff here because I play on a coal powered laptop and a 3DS

#10 Edited by C2C (889 posts) -

Hotline Miami 2. I want to see if it can surpass the visceral insanity of the first game.