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#1 Posted by FakeKisser (373 posts) -

Thanks for the comments, guys...and the kind words/congrats and Happy New Year to you, too!!

I played a mage in DAII and enjoyed it, but I got excited to play a warrior Qunari as a "Samurai/Ronin archetype." The change in combat just really bummed me out. However, if they don't patch it by the time I finish Far Cry 4, I will probably go back to Inquisition anyway. :)

Having an infant does making gaming harder, especially since this is my second kid... :P However, there is usually still an hour or two a day that I can play a game after the kids are asleep...providing I'm not too tired, myself. It's really the first couple months that are the hardest. So, I'm hoping I'll be able to get at least 7-10 hours a week back for gaming soon. At this point in my life, that's about all I can ask for. And, yes, I'm very fortunate to have a supportive wife that understands my love for this medium and doesn't give me a hard time for spending my free time with gaming.

#2 Posted by FakeKisser (373 posts) -

@slag: I personally would advise people to not play the PC version if they have access to it on a tablet. I just think it is so much better. It is already a bit hard to get into for a lot of people, including me, since it is a bit like a real job, but I think the touch controls really remove an important layer of frustration. :)

#3 Edited by FakeKisser (373 posts) -

@thomasnash said:

I can see that, for that example, and I do think there are definitely places where using "you" does make sense. I just very often disagree with the statements being made, which is why it sticks out to me so much. However, considering how often people make statements with "you" instead of "I" (or "one," though I think that is even overused where "I" is more appropriate, since "one" also can be used to make assumptions), it is obvious that most people don't bat an eyelash at the use.

But, yeah, I'm sure there are a ton of opinions on this...as well as things like the use of "they..." :D

#4 Posted by FakeKisser (373 posts) -

@teaoverlord: I definitely understand it can be annoying. :) That's why I only usually bring it up with close friends. However, the "generic you" that you are referring to is still only actually only appropriate in certain circumstances. For example, "If you were to do [this]" or "If you ever wanted to..." In these examples, using "you" doesn't make an assumption on a person's viewpoint, actions, or desires. Instead, it just present possibilities that one may act on. So, I do understand that the "you" that is being used in my original examples are due to common colloquialisms. However, that doesn't make them actually correct or "appropriate" (i.e. for what is trying to be conveyed).

So, yeah, I'm not the type of person that gets joy out of pointing out things like this to people or correcting people on grammar or spelling or whatever. I just figured it was appropriate for the thread. :)

#5 Edited by FakeKisser (373 posts) -

I have been holding back on saying anything about this, because I don't want to be a jerk, at all (because everyone has verbal ticks and common phrases)... However, since you asked... ;)

I have noticed that almost all of the guys speak in the second-person a lot, such as "you just want to..." or "you can't help but..." (i.e. "On one hand, you're like, 'They really went for it.'"). Personally, this drives me crazy, because the speaking person is assuming my view on something (though I know that's not what he/she actually means).

When someone I know (well) uses a phrase like, "When [this] happens, you just want to [do something]," I will say, "No, I don't want to do that," or, "Don't tell me what I want to do" (said with a grin...since, again, I don't want to be a complete jerk - I just want to draw his/her attention to the assumption he/she is making).

Anyway, I know this is a common thing people do in conversation, but it's just often not not accurate or even "appropriate," because the statements are often not universal.

Also, the alternative is easy...just speak in first-person... "When ever I see pop-in, it just takes me out of the game." :D

Similar to this is when my wife adds "you know" to the end of sentences. She hates when I say, "No I didn't know that..." :P

#6 Posted by FakeKisser (373 posts) -

@csl316 said:

But I loved the gameplay there. You're constantly on the move, you're firing while hanging all over the environment, the encounters are varied, and it was one of the most gameplay-focused sections of the entire series.

I can totally see why some people would love that section for just the reason you said - "one of the most gameplay-focused sections." However, I think that also shows the difference between those people and me. :)

I am just a person that mostly plays games for story and to experience the different worlds, locations, and characters. While I don't like games to be so easy I'm bored, I'll admit that the perfect difficulty for me is a game where I can complete everything the first time with only a small amount of difficulty. I do enjoy intuitive puzzles, because they make me think, but when it comes to difficult gameplay, whether it's platforming or shooting, I can get frustrated pretty easy. I just don't like those things slowing me down for the real reason I'm playing the game.

The one that sticks out in my mind is an area where Drake specifically mentions doing everything all quiet, but there's dudes positioned around the room so you have to get into a gunfight no matter what.

I do like stealth games quite a lot, and I will play any game stealthy, if it gives me the option. One thing that has frustrated me in every Uncharted game is exactly what you pointed out... The game will act like a section can be completed in a stealthy manner, but it actually makes it impossible...or so close to impossible and so easy to not play stealth that I just feel there is bad design.

#7 Edited by FakeKisser (373 posts) -

@slag: I 100% agree. I'd always rather see a creator end a series on his/her own terms than let it just get stale or just plain bad.

#8 Posted by FakeKisser (373 posts) -

@theht: In my opinion, the Monkey Island games are very flawed but amusing adventure games. Unless you played them when they came out (which I didn't, as I was into other adventure games, at that time), they are hard to go back to. My wife and I are playing them together, which makes them more fun, and we aren't afraid to use hints or walkthroughs, if we need them. It's hard for me to say I'd recommend playing through the series, at this point, but I lot of people love them, and I just felt I needed to have them under my belt.

I think Walking Dead: Season Two is worth playing, but I don't like it as much as the first season. There are some parts I like better, but I personally think the characters are weaker, and I think it is getting to an extreme with the amount of people that die or get serious injured constantly. In my opinion, there is "gritty," and then there is just excessive to almost a comical extent. Can the worst things really happen 90% of the time? :P

There are two reasons I want to finish Murdered before I talk about it. The first is because it is short, and I expect to finish this week, anyway. The second is that it really is very mediocre. I am 2-3 hours in, and I have no strong opinion of it, yet, because it is really so middle-of-the-road. The good part of that is that I feel fine with playing it or spending money on it. The bad part of that is that I don't think I'll remember much about it after completing it and moving on. I hope the last half of the game turns that around. It very well could.

#9 Posted by FakeKisser (373 posts) -

@slag: Dude, no need to apologize. I know what it's like to be busy. I don't get enough time to read all I want. Part of me doing this blog is to finally try and get more involved in the community, but I have stretches of days where I don't get a chance to get on the site.

P.S. One reason I'm afraid to play the Souls games, is because I'm afraid I won't have the patience to keep retrying an area. I want to give it a go, though. :)

#10 Posted by FakeKisser (373 posts) -

@sunbrozak: Thanks for the comment! I do plan on playing the single-player campaign, but I'd like to play the first Bad Company, first. I just haven't gotten around to it, yet. :)