• Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic I just preordered FF Type-0 HD. Are you getting it?. on the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD board

    I'm very curious to see what the hell FFXV is, but not enough to buy a whole other game to see it firsthand. As for Type-0, it seems neat enough, though I admit the "magical high school" conceit puts ...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic How do you feel about Dorian Pavus' homosexuality?. on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    @karkarov: I get the impression that Sera isn't exactly the most warmly-received Bioware character ever, so maybe no one wants to discuss her. It's also true that, unlike Dorian, Sera's sexuality is l...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic How do you feel about Dorian Pavus' homosexuality?. on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    @geraltitude said: I think they represented that character fine. I think the statement "made a good representation of gay characters" is a little dangerous...One gay character in one game has nothing...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic How do you feel about Dorian Pavus' homosexuality?. on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    This topic belongs in the Dragon Age: Inquisition board. Hopefully a mod will remedy this shortly.As for Dorian... saying that a character's sexuality shouldn't be "an issue" is a perspective advantag...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Hardline - Will it come Out? Should It Come Out?. on the Battlefield Hardline board

    Of course it will come out.Whether it should is more complicated an issue, but nothing I've seen would justify EA making significant changes to their plans. I suspect the voices objecting to Hardline ...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Do you miss short linear games?. on the General Discussion board

    Wait, those are still all over the place.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic FYI: Patrick is now a Senior Reporter at Kotaku. on the General Discussion board

    Makes sense. Not a lot of journalistic writing going on at GB, and that seems to be Patrick's area of interest. I wish him the best.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic The arguments for Destiny were bad.. on the Destiny board

    Expecting cogent arguments seems like an incredibly tiring way of absorbing this content. I would've thought that after years of GB recording their dumb-ass knife fights for all to hear, we would've l...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Korra ~Book 4~ The Thread. on the Off-Topic board

    @alkusanagi: Oh god, that Opal meet-cute...Yeah... If one wanted to criticize this show's handling of romantic relationships, I can think of waaaay better targets to start with than this. So when two ...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic FF XV Town Demo. on the Final Fantasy XV board

    Oh man, that's pretty neat. Dog Mode better make it into this game. They seem to have put everything else in it.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Interview with Tabata explains things in the new trailer. on the Final Fantasy XV board

    I cannot overstate how much I like the idea of a road trip Final Fantasy.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Korra ~Book 4~ The Thread. on the Off-Topic board

    Ha, what an end shot! The shippers must be fucking losing it right now.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic So they have re-released the trailer with english VO. on the Final Fantasy XV board

    Hard to tell from such a small sample, but it has that anime quality where every voice sounds affected, like everyone's trying to hit the register of their assigned archetype rather than sound natural...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Specializations?. on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    There are three specializations per class, which you can unlock after In Your Heart Shall Burn, a pivotal story mission. It's something you can't go back on, and they don't necessarily give you a supe...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic How do you level up your companions?. on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    I'm sure the designers chose a good enough spec for each character, but I always like to do that stuff manually, if given the choice. I feel like auto-level would just fill out the trees relevant for ...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic I have some criticisms for Dragon Age: Inquisition.. on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    @yummylee: I guess I can understand your wanting to earn a follower's trust. I just hate when the character stuff intersects with the systemic stuff, because for me the systems will take precedence ev...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic I have some criticisms for Dragon Age: Inquisition.. on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    Quite an impressive write-up.The thing that interests me most is the Rivalry thing. That was a pretty neat feature in DA2, because, like you said, it eliminated the pressure to butter up your follower...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Leaving the Hinterlands. on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    @golguin: Different ones. No wolf-summoning this time, sorry. And, unlike Origins, where you could eventually have two specializations, this time you can only choose one. So choose wisely.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Was anybody else disappointed in the ending? (Spoilers). on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    The ending wasn't notable enough to disappoint me: "You beat the bad guy, yay! But this is just the beginning!"The story as a whole, though? Yes, it was pretty disappointing. At the risk of self-adver...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Leaving the Hinterlands. on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    @golguin: A lot of stuff opens up after that quest. The most gameplay-relevant change is that you get to choose a specialization.