@violegrace's screenshots look prefectly fine for the console version to my eyes. I'll wait out the pc version this time though to save the trouble of breaking old consoles out of cupboards and finding cables.
@mlarrabee: Oh I don't know about that at all. Plenty of people in here who are obviously insulted by being called "10yrs old" for enjoying the humor in much the same way anyone who enjoys or can tolerate fanservicy Japanese games are met with "Well I'm not 14yrs old anymore".
That's probably very true. Taste affects perspective, and things we enjoy often get a free pass on the same content for which we condemn other things we don't enjoy.
Personally, I don't enjoy most Japanese storytelling in games because it's overblown and it doesn't know it. South Park has known since season four. The knowing is the key. But even meta-humor is very touchy because poking and prodding an audience is just as insufferable to me as being bombastic without any irony. Matt and Trey have fallen into that hole of nudging and winking to their viewers more than a few times. I find most funny the humor that goes over most people's heads. This isn't because it makes me part of an elite that "got that joke," but because it's pointed and quiet enough that most don't hear it. There are plenty of South Park jokes about Christianity that I find really funny as a Christian. But I know there are a ton that go right over my head since I haven't an "outsider's" perspective, and I'm glad that those jokes, too pointed and quiet for me, exist for others.
@hailinel: I guess I didn't think I'd have to spell it out! My above post gives a bit more insight into my opinion, but here's the short answer: South Park knows when it's being dumb, and Metal Gear Solid doesn't.
Metal Gear knows when it's being dumb. There's an aware, occasionally fourth-wall-breaking goofiness that permeates the series, whether it be an acknowledgement of how an absurd tactic like hiding in a box is despite apparently being effective, a dude who can read your mind (i.e.: Your memory card) and be thwarted by swapping the controller port, or the silliness of Johnny Sasaki and his ongoing intestinal issues. A lot of the silliness in these games is played straight, but that doesn't mean that the games aren't aware of it.
yes!! yessssss!! less understanding and more back and fore sniping from all sides! together we'll all ruin each others fun out of spite!
It just looks like they're emulating the old final fantasy sprites as 3d models to me. What bothered me more is how the woman who appears at the beginning of the quick look just looks like a palette swap Rhinoa.
But isn't these messages are the results of him deleting the game?
It's the catch 22, you can bet that he was getting messages like this from people who thought the game was dumb. what @demoskinos is pointing out is how this little game has thrust this one person into a world where that link which leads to one of the most hateful pages on the internet I've ever seen is a daily experience for this developer.
I agree with everyone who has said before about empathy for his situation, I'm sure he'd give up the money to go back to a life where he didn't have the internet threatening his life when he leaves the game up and threatening his life when he takes the game down. Those of you who think he should take the money and put up with the absolute hate ridden worst of the internet tracking him down will hopefully some day learn to place yourself in his shoes and not his wallet.
@jim_efantis: Playing with friends is a near must, I got deeeeeeep into League and had a similar mindset to yours, All my fun comes from playing with a good group of friends, it makes the victories all the sweeter and takes the edge of the crushing defeats. Having played both League and Dota 2 I eschewed Dota for League because of it's added mechanics, I wanted a moba that I could leap into and the action is fast and fun (like dominion) over a more technical game. Hero movement and ability usage just feel smoother or more intuitive in league to me as I'm sure the reverse may be true for someone else.
A lot of your problems regarding friction and people demanding the killing blow on champions exists pretty much only early on as once you get past the idea that it's a race to score more kills and realise it's more about objective control, killing minions for gold and out positioning/engaging the enemy team then everyone starts working more as a team as it applies to the game's meta. The toxic community is pretty much inherent to any game where skill is involved and that's where playing with friends and putting toxic people on ignore comes in.
Ahh I remember my first weeks of league, playing co-op vs AI and thinking I had to have the most kills to win. Then I started playing PvP and mained support and top lane and realised the huge worth of being a peeling / supporting player for my Carry or the tankiest of top lane bullies who could wade into an enemy team and keep them so off balance that my team could pick off the soft targets.
Watch Dogs does seem like a clever name that some programmer came up with, and for some reason it just took a long time for somebody to speak up and say that most people don't know what a watchdog timer is.
That is chin strokingly clever! dual meanings in the title is a fun little thing. I quite liked the title, had an air of big brother / 1984 about it.