flyingace16021's forum posts
Rest in piece, Ryan. I am so sad, we will all miss your presence on the site. Giantbomb has always been special and awesome because it wasn't just a games site, it was a home, a place for cool people to come together. Without Ryan, I doubt we would have the community we have here today. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and all the giantbomb folks. We'll miss you, duder.
For me, the trust issue goes beyond my consumer experience with steam. The rhetoric of Microsoft as they've unveiled their new system has been one of control, attempting to turn the box into more of a service than a product (which I recognize they've been moving towards for a while now). And also their message has been confusing and clearly written by lawyers and marketing execs. It sounds confused, unsure, and untrustworthy. That definitely could change as things go forward, but as it stands right now that's their message. Everything that I've encountered with steam in my experience has been pretty straight-forward, though that's just my experience. I think that difference is why everyone is already wary of Xbox One, and I think for good reason.
As long as they would add people with care, which they clearly would do, I could get used to it. The community has been able to get used to the huge changes the sit has gone through over the years, and it'd probs still be giantbomb if someone had to be replaced. So definitely not ruling anything out. Greg Kasavin is busy at Supergiant games, but if they replaced a core member with someone like Greg, I would be happy.
Super excited to have Rorie back with the giantbomb folks, but gosh. Good luck to you and your family Dave! We will miss you, Duder!
For the first time I didn't buy anything, mostly because I bought the full THQ humble bundle and therefore had a bunch of games to play out of that, like Saint's Row the Third which I haven't gotten to play yet.
I honestly do hope that Persona 5 includes some person 4 characters to some extent, those characters are why I fell in love with the game and I think there are more stories to tell about charlie and the Investigation team, if with a whole bunch of new characters. I'd feel kinda let down if all that was left to dry. That being said, a whole new separate story would not be the worst thing.
WARNING! SOME SPOILERS OR WHATEVER!
As I play more Persona 4 and watch the endurance run another time through, two thoughts have run through my mind. The later parts of that game (before the ending endings) put the main character and party through some pretty crazy stuff. It is pretty impressive how the game handles and delivers those things, even if you do have to slog through a pretty annoying dungeon to get there. That being said, something about those later parts has been bothering me. Never once does the main character ever contact his parents. Through everything, it is barely mentioned, except by Dojima ever once in a while and in that case usually in the past-tense. I understand why this is from the perspective of the restrictions on development and storytelling in the medium, that it probably makes the game better or in the very least does not really take away from the experience at all. That being said, from the perspective of the story it is weird. A game that telegraphs everything you are thinking never talks of missing your parents. While the game takes multiple opportunities to ask you if you miss your “city life,” but I cannot remember them asking about if you miss your family. Nanako and Dojima end up being some of the best family he could have asked for, but when they both end up in the hospital because of a deranged serial killer, leaving the main character largely on his own, wouldn’t that have warranted a call?
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This community produces some amazing stuff, but even in comparison this stuff is freakin' incredible. Great work!