Is there a place in this industry for a solo developer who just can't handle casual hate and knee-jerk snark? The answer is probably no. History is filled with emotionally fragile artists who could not deal with social negativity. Some found a way to work and some just gave up or imploded. But we now live in a time when having a social-media presence is considered vital to make a living so I'm not sure how much we can look to the past for answers.
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@kishinfoulux: thats assuming a lot of things. Maybe ellie is smart enough to realize joel lied to her and their relationship is ruined because of it. Saying it's a happily ever after ending is a fallacy
The real fallacy would be if she believed the lie and gained closure that was independent from her relationship with Joel. That wouldn't be in line with the rest of the story.
What we get instead is an optimistic ending just one that is nuanced enough to not eliminate Ellie's despair towards the world. She is trusting in Joel that she should go on living even though she doesn't believe it herself.
I took it to be exactly the opposite. I think she knew Joel was full of it and so realized that he literally cared more about her than the entire human race. That's powerful. That's what she was processing
I completely agree. She knows he's lying. Her "ok" isn't "I believe you", its "I'll go along with this." She has little reason to believe life is worth living but in the end she reluctantly trusts in Joel to go on living anyway.
He is also taking on the burden for her so she doesn't have the whole world on her shoulders.
@secondpersonshooter: did you play it on normal? Hard was 3 shots and your dead. Trying to kill everyone becomes unfeasable, and sneaking by/running away becomes the better choice. Maybe it was just me, but I think the gameplay fit the story/world perfectly
I played it on hard and at the very end when you are going through a whole army of Fireflies I did find it to break the games realistic narrative. I ended up killing a least 20 guys who were saying stuff like, "It's a massacre!". I might be wrong, but i don't think you can stealth past the guys in the last encounter. It reminded me a lot of the end of spec-op the line when the guys you are killing view you as some sort of unkillable demon.
But that was the only part of the game where the narrative broke for me.
Was anyone else shocked to see in the credits that Nolan North played David? What a performance.
Yes, you can break the game. But just because you can break it, doesn't mean it's not a ton of fun if you play without breaking it. I just think RPG players are more likely to be OCD and can't stop themselves from exploiting every option.
Is there any way to prove that Gamewise's user count is fabricated. Clearly that "90,000 users" number on the front page is a fantasy. Also stuff like the number user ratings on each game page is obviously made up. There are 4,500 user votes for skyrim, which has been going up 250 votes per day, since i've been looking at it. And we can actually see there is only a handful of contributing users on the site.
Also, even if Gamewise deletes all the stolen wiki content from their pages, they still have empty pages for 20,000 character which wouldn't even exist if they hadn't imported all of GiantBomb's data. And they advertise that huge number pages as a claim to authority, on their front page, and in the huffpost article.
This was not the result of some rogue users uploading stuff they shouldn't. You don't get 19000 character pages and 90,000 person pages in a month, without some sort of systemic method involving importing GiantBomb's Data.
Also I suspect that the websites claims about how many members it has are highly inflated, considering the site only launched last month. The site has over 4000 ratings for Skyrim. Just doesn't seem possible for those rating to be all real people and not just some made up number to makes it seem authoritative.
i just went to a random character page on Gamewise, http://gamewise.co/characters/12611/Angstrom-Darkwater
It has word for word the exact same summery as Giant Bomb's respective page: http://www.giantbomb.com/angstrom-darkwater/3005-14621/