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#1 Posted by Hunter5024 (5821 posts) -

@extomar said:

Why should anyone respect a reader who gets bent out of shape for a score of 7/10? Suggesting it is the author's problem is loopy.

Why shouldn't you just treat everyone with respect?

#2 Posted by Hunter5024 (5821 posts) -

@getz said:
@hunter5024 said:

My friend from school won a PS4 from Taco Bell last year. I feel like simple proximity has killed my chances of winning, because what are the chances 2 dudes in Tucson win these things within a year of each other? I need to remember to thank that dickhead for fucking this up for me.

Although I must say, I have been exposed to so many contests throughout my life, that I'm kind of surprised I've never won anything. I'm no math magician, but you'd think at a certain point the numbers would start to work in your favor. All of my luck goes to fucking Shiny Pokemon.

Yup, that's how probability works. Checks out.

Lady Luck doesn't like staying in one place. She's a drifter.

#3 Edited by Hunter5024 (5821 posts) -

Its hard to look at this game as anything other than controversy bait. If you want to create something awful and reprehensible, at least do it out of some sort of vision, and not because its a good marketing tactic.

#4 Edited by Hunter5024 (5821 posts) -

Reviews don't mean very much to me anymore. Like a lot of people I prefer just watching a Quick Look and hearing some informed impressions. When I'm on the fence for a game though, and the footage isn't helping me out one way or another, then I just want a qualitative judgement, and reviews are super useful for that. When they don't have a score, I don't find them as useful for that purpose. Scores also act as a meaningful way to catch my attention when I haven't been paying attention to a game. When something I was ignoring gets 9s and 10s, suddenly that makes me want to look into it, and otherwise it would have passed me by.

#5 Posted by Hunter5024 (5821 posts) -

@sergio said:

@hunter5024: The counter to this is for people to buy the game regardless of what critics who claim sexism say. I'll agree that the problem still remains if enough critics claim sexism to greatly affect metacritic scores, but sales should be more important than the voices of critics. Movies and games often get sequels regardless of what critics say if they are profitable. Unfortunately, this isn't going to be the case for Bayonetta 2, as much as I liked the first game and have pre-ordered the second game, I still recognize that it is a niche game.

I'm sure the game being commercially successful is probably what's most important to them, but I think it's clear that critical success is really important to them as well, otherwise you wouldn't hear these stories about developers being pissed off over scores. I think game critics have a lot more influence over the industry then they realize, that's why there's mock reviews, metacritic developer bonuses, and gross marketing bullshit targeted directly at reviewers. So when enough critics start to express an opinion that you disagree with, and that opinion is having an effect on the scores of games, there's definitely cause to be worried about how that might influence games in the future.

#6 Posted by Hunter5024 (5821 posts) -

My friend from school won a PS4 from Taco Bell last year. I feel like simple proximity has killed my chances of winning, because what are the chances 2 dudes in Tucson win these things within a year of each other? I need to remember to thank that dickhead for fucking this up for me.

Although I must say, I have been exposed to so many contests throughout my life, that I'm kind of surprised I've never won anything. I'm no math magician, but you'd think at a certain point the numbers would start to work in your favor. All of my luck goes to fucking Shiny Pokemon.

#7 Posted by Hunter5024 (5821 posts) -

How hard is it to repeat the last thing you heard with a tone of annoyed confusion?

How hard is it to repeat the last thing you heard with a tone of annoyed confusion Brodehouse!?

#8 Posted by Hunter5024 (5821 posts) -

Been eating a lot of breakfast food cause I get off at 8am now. Taco Bell Breakfast is actually kinda alright. The eggs are terrible, but so are all eggs.

#9 Posted by Hunter5024 (5821 posts) -

@gatehouse said:

There is a big difference between being a good actor and a good voice actor. Take John DiMaggio and Peter Dinklage for example. DiMaggio barely does any real-life acting, but he's an incredible and prolific voice actor. Dinklage on the other hand is brilliant in front of the camera, but we all know he's not exactly stellar in Destiny. It's a completely different set of skills. From what I've heard, Keifer just seems to be doing Keifer, which is kind of disappointing. It really surprises me that more game studios don't record their voice actors in groups so they can bounce off each other and give a more natural performance. Probably a whole lot more of a headache to arrange, but surely the results would be worth it.

I love Tyrion Lannister as much as the next guy, but Peter Dinklage doesn't exactly have a pristine track record on screen, so Destiny wasn't a big surprise to me. Personally I don't think it's a different set of skills, I just don't think celebrities take video game voice over seriously. To voice actors starring in a AAA video game is a big project, to celebrities its just a paycheck in between projects.

#10 Posted by Hunter5024 (5821 posts) -

I'm all for reviewers expressing whatever opinion they want, but when I start to see a trend in the ideas and criticisms that they're expressing, and those trends contradict my own personal beliefs, I do get a little worried. For example I was raised to believe that sex is a natural and positive thing. People like Arthur Gies and other critics in the industry, including @patrickklepek, seem to have a far more negative opinion about sex. On the less extreme end of the spectrum you get people complaining that sexuality is pandering to men and alienating women, on the more extreme end you get people claiming it's responsible for sexist and misogynistic attitudes. I think that opinion sucks.

I want developers to be able to explore the sexuality of a character, and despite what critics might think, when a game like Bayonetta 2 comes out and gets noticeably lower scores because of the sexual content of the game, developers fucking notice that. When they're making their next game, they'll think twice about how much sexuality they're comfortable with. That's not going to lead to more diverse games, it's going to lead to more games that align with these critics viewpoints, and personally I'm not thrilled about the idea of injecting games with outdated cynical opinions about sex.

Still, I want critics to be able to express their opinion even when I disagree with it. I just wish there were more critics who shared my opinion, so I wouldn't have to worry about it. Maybe a lot of these problems are just caused by the fact that there's not a particularly diverse set of opinions in the gaming press. Like another user said, where's the asshole Fox News equivalent for shithead gg people?