Ihmishylje's forum posts

#1 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@aldo_q said:

I am probably one of the few whom honestly did not hate the ending. Not the best ending to a game ever, but I didn't hate it either. I found it okay to be honest...

Hear, hear.

#2 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@Draxyle said:

"Heart" and "Soul" are funny descriptions for things. A lot of people will say they're meaningless in this context, but as an artist I can understand the sentiment behind those phrases.

My own take on it is that a game with "heart" or "soul" is a game "made for all the right reasons". Basically, they weren't produced because of clinical or mathematical reasons. There was a clear drive, a creative force, and a desire to reach other people on meaningful levels through their works. It's quite easy to tell which games have it and which games don't.

This.

#3 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@iAmJohn said:

@Animasta said:

@iAmJohn said:

@Ihmishylje said:

To be fair, all the people who voted for Obama weren't necessarily voting for Obama or his proposed policies, or whatever, but his promise of "change" (whatever that meant... he didn't make good on that promise as far as I can tell) after two terms of what amounted to, arguably, the worst presidency in the history of the country.

To some, I seemed cynical back in 2008 when I was certain that Obama wouldn't really change anything of signifigance but I wasn't really going out on a limb, since the precidency isn't dictatorship and Washington is corrupt as fuck.

Ahahahahahahahaha, you don't know a damn thing about American history if you're really going to try and argue that.

Also, he's only had one term.

(he was talking about bush)

Oh wow, you're right, I'm a total idiot. Sorry, Ihmishylje.

:D No probs. Probably my fault for using such long sentence structures.

#4 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

To be fair, all the people who voted for Obama weren't necessarily voting for Obama or his proposed policies, or whatever, but his promise of "change" (whatever that meant... he didn't make good on that promise as far as I can tell) after two terms of what amounted to, arguably, the worst presidency in the history of the country.

To some, I seemed cynical back in 2008 when I was certain that Obama wouldn't really change anything of signifigance but I wasn't really going out on a limb, since the precidency isn't dictatorship and Washington is corrupt as fuck.

#5 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@MrRedwine said:

@mosespippy said:

@Dagbiker said:

i hope you like your taxes rounded up.

I actually do. If the government has more money to spend then that's more services that they can provide for the community. I actually disliked it when taxes dropped from 15% to 14% to 13%. I don't mind paying cents more on the dollar to get a better quality of life.

Awesome, so how much extra money did you donate this year when you did your taxes? You can totally do that. you can write the government as big a check as you want.

Theoretically, it'd be great if everybody could just contribute whatever they felt like and the state could still afford to produce enough necessary and high-quality services but that's not the world we currently live in. People tend to mostly think about themselves, forgetting the realities of a modern society.

Tax reduction has an almost irresitible appeal to the politician, and it is no doubt also gratifying to the citizen. It means more dollars in his pocket, dollars that he can spend if inflation doesn't consume them first. But dollars in his pocket won't buy him clean streets or an adequate police force or good schools or clear air and water. Handing money back to the private sector in tax cuts and starving the public sector is a formula for producing richer and richer consumers in filthier and filthier communities. If we stick to that formula we shall end up in affluent misery.

...and the was said by a Republican, way back when they were sensible.

#6 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@myketuna said:

Liara T'Soni. She's got it all together. She's exceptionally smart, she doesn't have major problems like the other female love interests (daddy issues, cultural dilemmas, emotional baggage, etc.), she can live for about 1000 years, she's basically got super powers, and she's really fucking gorgeous (I moved the camera on one of the missions so I can see her face up close and that FACE). I feel like a game where you play as her doing some Shadow Broker commando shit would be cool.

I liked her in the first game but in the second one I was kinda meh on her, particularly because of how she was written and her fairly small role in the game. Also I was totally into Tali at that point, and had been lamenting that I couldn't bang her in the first game. I loved Lair of the Shadowbroker, even if it only somewhat reminded me of how great Liara was. By the third game she had "gotten her shit together" by dealing with all that Shadowbroker stuff that had been keeping her occupied mentally and physically and had emerged from all of that as a more mature character, yet she still reminded me of what a nice person she was.

I made the terrible decision of dangling both Tali and Liara along in the third game, assuming that it would lead to some kind of triangle conclusion (like in the first game) where I could decide to favor Liara. Instead at some point she jus stopped talking to me and decided it was over between us. I was heartbroken, and the sex with Tali later felt empty and pointless, especially in light of what was going to happen.

That moment with Liara on Earth, though. That joining thing... man. I almost cried. Reminded me of all we'd been through and what a lovely person she was. There was a great sense of closure there, to that relationship and the game series as a whole (the whole game was about closure, really, we just played through it, instead of having one cut scene or text roll in the end explaining things to us). I felt like she forgave my Shepard for going with Tali, and that even if we weren't lovers anymore in a physical sense, she had not forgotten what we had and somehow we remained something more than friends in the end.

And, yet, I'm not sure I'd call Liara my favourite character of this generation. There are simply too many to pick from.

And yes, I take my fiction a bit seriously sometimes.

#7 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

The joining/melding with Liara on Earth. Broke my heart.

#8 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@CyborgDuo: Yeah, something like that.

#9 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@Pinworm45: I agree, an allegory is not an end in itself, but a means to an end.

#10 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@CyborgDuo: That actually makes a lot of sense. I didn't really get the atomic bomb vibe from the games, but rather the very real dangers of technological singularity that we might ultimately face in the non-too-distant future. But still, a cool interpretation.