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#1 Edited by EXTomar (5031 posts) -


For me it isn't about loving or hating Microsoft but wistfully wishing Silent Hill was bigger. Microsoft can and maybe still go through with it but it would be no more than "money pit vanity project".

#2 Edited by EXTomar (5031 posts) -

I have a soft spot in my heart for Silent Hill but to believe that a new SH would be worth an exclusive is kind of "fanciful" because the audience just isn't that large enough to justify it.

But stranger things have happened last gen so why not now?

#3 Edited by EXTomar (5031 posts) -

I believe the issue is more that cultural attitudes about gender and sex promote this kind of thing. Make sex a stressful mystery that only "the beautiful manly man" can do and it is no wonder some nerdy guy would rather not bother, retreat the basement, and do it himself. Games and porn don't harass or reject him. And also, this ignores what "damage" it is doing to girls who can fall into a "Madonna Whole" cycle getting mixed messages about staying pure and being evil for tempting men.

And another thing, what is wrong with nerdy guys going nuts on porn? If they aren't bothering anyone, who really cares?

#4 Edited by EXTomar (5031 posts) -

This seems to sound like the same complaint about Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game on the whole is awesome, one of the best of the era, but the boss fights were weak if not broken. For games like this I always wonder if they should have never tried to build the game around the concept of "boss fights" where missions just unfold as the player complete objectives instead.

Having written that, if they feel compelled to have a boss fight they should have done them like the Zsasz fight where you have the tools to defeat them so use them. For other fights I would have have just as been happy showing a CG sequence instead.

And I loved the combat scenarios in both Batman: AA and Batman: AC. Fun on a bun brawling!

#5 Edited by EXTomar (5031 posts) -

That old school Bubblegum Crisis!

#6 Posted by EXTomar (5031 posts) -

That reminds me, why is Joker even in a Suicide Squad movie? I'm not much of a comic book expert but I am pretty sure Joker had little to nothing to do with it. Why not make make Leto do Captain Boomerang?

#7 Edited by EXTomar (5031 posts) -

This is a case of "trying too hard". They might as well tattoo "Look how crazy I am since I'm The Joker!" on his forehead instead.

Part of the lure of The Joker is that he looks odd and clown so characters and reader/viewer aren't sure if he is "really insane" or if it is an act. Writing it all over your body kinds of ignores that.

ps. It should be noted that the best of Fast and Furious is when it abandoned the "I'm so serious street racing" stuff which was the issue with Fast and Furious 1. And it appears that is going to be the issue with DC movies going so serious and dark and gritty.

#8 Posted by EXTomar (5031 posts) -

There are a lot of studies that shows games, especially ones based upon a direct competitive component, makes the player aggressive. Kids (and adults) who don't know how to control their aggression behave poorly including being rude and crude which means bad behavior like sexism come out.

#9 Posted by EXTomar (5031 posts) -

Different strokes for different....wait you played through it twice and then decided it wasn't very good? And what is with people falling for the hype?

#10 Edited by EXTomar (5031 posts) -

I don't get that complaint either. That is as silly as saying Microsoft hurts game developers who release on XBox One.