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#2 Posted by Hunter5024 (5809 posts) -

A-rabs controllin' the TeeVee of decent god lovin' white folk? Ladies and gentlemen the terrorists have WON. Thanks Obama. Pretty soon we'll start lettin' gays vote, mark my words.

#3 Posted by Hunter5024 (5809 posts) -

@truthtellah: Post a link to your art so we can criticize you. I kid.

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@cloudenvy said:

I don't really want to say I was disappointed since I didn't pay anything for the game, but I still found it to be a largely mediocre experience. The writing and voiceacting is alright, but the story that is told is super barebones and ultimately pretty boring to me. I feel like I'm missing something others aren't and it's annoying the hell out of me. It's like The Walking Dead all over again where people praised it to high heavens and I found the experience ranging from bad to mediocre.

I like human drama, and this is kind of a shitty thing to say, but I've seen a lot of these concepts in other mediums done far better. It doesn't help that the horror-ish atmosphere of the game mostly gets in the way of me enjoying what there is to enjoy about this story, and tries so hard to be spooky that it's more distracting than it needs to be.

Or maybe I have a shitty taste in games and I just don't get "it", who knows?

I totally agree that the story is super barebones, there really isn't very much to it, and in the end that does hurt it a bit. I think the praise is coming from the fact that it's just refreshing to see a game tackle this subject matter, even if it has been done better elsewhere. It was a unique experience in this medium though, for sure. Baby steps.

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May the wings of angels carry you towards your new home. You've served us well, rest in peace.

(I don't even want to think about how long it will take for a post with a video to show up in this thread.)

#6 Posted by Hunter5024 (5809 posts) -

@e30bmw said:

@hunter5024 said:

Are you factoring in popcorn and stuff to the cost of a movie, or is it just way more expensive elsewhere? In my town new movies cost $7.50, and you can get a ticket for $5 if you go to the first showing of the day. The only way you'd pay ten bucks is if you went after 6 on the weekend, or were seeing something in 3d.

That's super cheap. I don't even live in a big city and matinee is 7 or 8 bucks. Anything after 6 is like $10 and then Imax/3D is like $15+.

I'll count my blessings then. Suckers.

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@artelinarose said:

I really don't see the issue.

I also think that it is completely ridiculous to feel comfortable taking a billion virtual human lives only because they happened to have penises.

What if you did feel uncomfortable killing penis people, but it's happened so often that you don't even care anymore?

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There's this part in Jak 2 that made me want to choke the game to death. It was a really difficult combat sequence that involved some light platforming simultaneously. And of course there was a really simple platforming segment just after the checkpoint that I had to do every time before I could get back to the hard part. On the topic of Naughty Dog games FUCK playing as Ellie. Also that last level in super meat boy before the final boss fight.

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@koolaid said:

My feelings are this: Yes $20 seems like a lot. But we also spend $10 to $15 dollars on movies, which average out to 2 hour experiences. Compare that to 'Papers, Please' which contains many more hours of experience than a movie for $10.

But wait! Comparing the length of Papers Please to a movie isn't really fair! PP is mostly a game loop. That length comes from playing that game loop over a long period of time. With a movie, every second is "handcrafted" so to speak. A movie gives us a really tight, specific experience instead of giving us a game loop.

And a tight specific experience is exactly 'Gone Home' gets you. It's both as long as you make it and as long as it has to be. It kept me completely engaged the entire time, there wasn't really a point I said "whatever, I'll play more gone home later." In that way it was like a movie. The experience is not long, but the quality of your minute to minute experience is super high.

Oh course, you have to decide If that is worth 2 movie tickets to you. I'm certainly happy I played it.

Are you factoring in popcorn and stuff to the cost of a movie, or is it just way more expensive elsewhere? In my town new movies cost $7.50, and you can get a ticket for $5 if you go to the first showing of the day. The only way you'd pay ten bucks is if you went after 6 on the weekend, or were seeing something in 3d.

#10 Edited by Hunter5024 (5809 posts) -

Hey, there is a way the anime thread is beating the wrestling thread after all. I appreciate the use of roman numerals. It gives the thread a Rocky vibe.

So I finally started Steins;Gate, because the anime music thread put me in the mood. Yes is all I have to say.