Looks like Batman or Assassins Creed combat to me, Ass Creed was kinda QTE-fighting, at least the first one which is the only one I played. Batman is the same but you can do some nice combos with your gear.
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More focus on stealth, less on killing a million dudes. More focus on survival, more focus on tombs... then I am in. Tomb Raider was alright, but imo the "kill every guy in sight"-mechanics of modern gaming is becoming tiresome. I want alternatives, I want tension in my games and just shooting everyone doesn't provide that tension.
Regardless of where she took her videos from, her videos are still just propaganda and not informative or investigative. Anyone could have made videos claiming the contrary to what she does, cause all she publishes is opinion-pieces without providing a clear picture. She would need to provide numbers like:
How many women play games, compared to men.
What kind of games do they play.
How else could anyone make a sound assessment about wether or not sexism aimed to sell more games to men is good or bad? If games with female protagonists sell worse than games with male protagonists, why should developers make such games? If there isn't a market for it, do they really have a moral obligation to make games more geared toward female gamers so they feel more included? I don't think they do.
A sound comparison to how "realistic nonsexist" men are portrayed compared to women in games. Personally I dont think women are dealt a worse hand than men, maybe they are more sexual in games, but man... they are in real life too. So what if Lara Croft has a huge rack, not like the pecs on Kratos is something every regular dude sports. And Duke Nukem is such a great guy...
But for me personally, when I heard her go off about how Marcy Darcy was insulting to women I lost any kind of respect for her opinions, anyone taking anything out of Al Bundy seriously should just give up on their brain. And Marcy Darcy is probably the strongest and most competent individual on that entire show. Does she believe Al Bundy is a better representation of men than Marcy is of women? Who's got a weird sense of what the other gender is all about then.
In the end though, I really have nothing against her videos or her personally. But if she got so much money to do what in the end could be a decent investigative report on the industry, and does such a hack job at it. Then she deserves to be called out, not insulted or anything, but her way of argumentation has to be analyzed and people have got to realise that she isn't providing "proof" or "evidence" of anything. She provides her opinion, and she is a very opinionated woman.
Fallout, 1, 2
Baldurs Gate Saga
Red Dead Redemptions
Portal 1, 2
And Halflife 2 Episode 2 just has the most annoying ending of all times, WHAT THE HELL IS GONNA HAPPEN MAN... so maybe it deserves some credit.
Prolly more good endings out there, I liked the way Legacy of Kain: Defiance wrapped things up, but the storytelling in those games are just awesome all around. Think the endings to all Mass Effect-games are pretty crap, 2nd is prolly the best thanks to the suicide-mission-parts but the end boss battle drags the whole thing down for me. Same with ME1, and ME3 is just a big trol-lol-lol...
You can argue all you want, NOLF & NOLF 2 are better and more awesome games than Halo ever was.
Just because you are able to plug your headset into the controller dont magically make your headset able to provide 5.1 surround sound...
Weird developments. Is "Early Access" code for "Anyone can buy it and put video of it up online?" Because I'm far more more interested in what happens for the Quick Look than what happens for the actual game. Aside from Walking Dead, which trades in traditional puzzles for emotional puzzles, I don't find Adventure Games fun to play. Fun to watch, sure, but not fun to play. Honestly I think the best thing you could do with an adventure game is put in a button that plays the game for you. Otherwise I'm better off just finding a let's play than buying the product.
I feel like I backed the right horse though. Go Massive Challice! You're not treading old ground but finding new ground! "Genealogical" is going to become a word used to describe more games than you and Rogue Legacy in the future I bet!
Crusader Kings and Crusader Kings 2 already did Genealogical... :P
OT: I don't mind it, I am a bit disappointed that they weren't able to figure out their budget. And I am worried the same will happen with Obsidians Project Eternity. Though, since I know Kickstarter is a big gamble I ain't all that upset. Seems they figured out a good way to deal with things at least.
@spaceinsomniac: Yeah, I like femshep and male shep both. I tend to play the male shep first since well, I'm a guy. Another telling statistic which I don't have any numbers on but have read in several places is that placing a female on the boxart actually make sales lower than putting a guy there. Which I personally find odd, but I suppose people like me who look up how a game is played and what its about before actually buying it is a minority in todays market.
@kentonclay: I wouldn't say that, but yes. Stories in games are usually pretty crap, but usually story isn't the main draw of a game. And if it is, then it better not be crap.
Also, Anita is way too opinionated to be believable in the way she portrays games for me to listen. While I can understand some of her concerns, and agree with some of her points. I mostly feel she is grasping at straws, trying to make things look a lot worse than they really are. Yeah, more women play games nowadays, but men are usually the target audience. So why would it make sense to have more female protagonists for instance.
And the fact that important female characters get killed of, is because protagonists are mostly male. It is common in all storytelling to kill off loved ones in order to motivate the main character, it does not demean the gender of the person getting killed off in any way or form. Unless you are ofc. a feminist looking for a cause.
And I am sure many a white knight will ride forth and argue against that.