Jeust's forum posts

#1 Posted by Jeust (10655 posts) -

Not the casual market, just growing pains of a young medium as it struggles to mature, accelerated a thousandfold by the proliferation of social media.

But isn't that acceleration caused also by the expansion of the consumer market?

#3 Posted by Jeust (10655 posts) -

@alexw00d said:
@humanity said:

@corruptedevil said:
@humanity said:

I can't imagine why anyone would possibly think it was "good" much less the "best of the generation" unless you've never played a video game in your life before.

And you think the Myst series and Borderlands 2 are good. We should just agree to disagree.

The Myst series were an amazing adventure with fun logical puzzle for their time. They were essentially Fez but with realistic graphics (for the times) and puzzles that were a lot more logic based. I had tons of notebooks filled with notes and doodles, it was awesome.

Borderlands 2 is just dumb fun.

Alan Wake was running through the same looking forest back and forth, seeing the same canned animation of shadows running out of the forest. There are some fun set pieces there. Fighting the tractor or the tornado, but the bulk of the game felt very long winded and boring to me. Maybe you need to have some sort of irreverent appreciation for Twin Peaks to enjoy it which I simply lacked. Mechanically it was a sound game, I just thought it was incredibly dull - and this is coming from someone who as you say enjoyed the Myst games.

Yeah I agree with you man. The entire way through Alan Wake I was thinking "man this would be so much better if this had 80% less 'action'" cause holy shit the gunplay was bad, and just plain frustrating. Totally killed any immersion every time I had to fight ghoulies.

Well I loved Alan Wake too. And disliked Borderlands and the Myst series. Different strokes for different folks. Borderlands to me is just too barren, focusing in multiplayer and stripped of most the details that makes a game world interesting. Myst never interested me.

To me Alan Wake is almost perfect. Different tastes.

#4 Edited by Jeust (10655 posts) -

Do you think exposing sexism in this console generation, has anything to do with last generation tap into the casual market and the expansion of mobile gaming widening the audience for video games, and bringing a new female audience to the market?

Sexism in the gaming market wasn't born this generation or the last, but I think discussion never happened in the 6th generation of consoles.

#5 Posted by Jeust (10655 posts) -

Most of the stories in the article are born from judgmental stuff. Men aren't used to see women working in development, so it is only normal for them to make unrealistic assumptions.

But it is true that that "vagina in the house" comment was innapropriate and shouldn't happen.

#6 Edited by Jeust (10655 posts) -

@barrock said:

@jeust:

I'mm very hopeful from what I've read about neuroplasticity that my brain will reroute itself after some time. It just seems like 5 months is a long time. In terms of my brain healing that may be a drop in the bucket. The neurologist originally said the damage was superficial and was only the grey matter. But I haven't been able to follow up with that neurologist since getting out of the hospital.

Keep doing what you love, is my best advice, enduring the pain and the frustration.

#7 Edited by Jeust (10655 posts) -
  • Planescape Torment
  • Persona 3 FES
  • Alan Wake
  • Silent Hill 2, 4, Downpour and Shattered Memories
  • Catherine
  • Nier
  • Deadly Premonition
  • The Last of Us
  • Uncharted 1, 2, and 3
  • Bioshock 1, 2 and Infinite
  • Resident Evil 0
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Witcher 1 and 2 (2 only if you play after 1 and importing the save)
#8 Edited by Jeust (10655 posts) -

Personally if I were you I'd bet on neuroplasticity. Read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroplasticity#Treatment_of_brain_damage

And I'd bet on the areas I like. It is possible you can get better, and recover your abilities if you put the effort into the activities that mean something to you. I've once read the story of a writer, who completely rewired his brain, with much effort, after a heart stroke which was trully impressive.

Also I'd go in the direction of audio books, and music.

And another thing that I loved reading, and at least to me makes sense:

The astronomer

In the shadow of the temple my friend and I saw a blind man sitting alone. And my friend said, “Behold the wisest man of our land.”

Then I left my friend and approached the blind man and greeted him. And we conversed.

After a while I said, “Forgive my question, but since when hast thou been blind?”

“From my birth,” he answered.

Said I, “And what path of wisdom followest thou?”

Said he, “I am an astronomer.”

Then he placed his hand upon his breast, saying, “I watch all these suns and moons and stars.”

Written by Khalil Gibran

#9 Posted by Jeust (10655 posts) -

If possible Evil Within.

#10 Edited by Jeust (10655 posts) -

I'm really horrible at finishing games I start (this could be a thread topic in itself). Uncharted (minus Golden Abyss), Jak, Portal, and the Arkham games are all I can think of. Could have listed God of War if not for that blasted Ascension. Also, why are so many people listing Alan Wake? Wasn't it just the one game plus some dlc?

Alan Wake franchise is composed of Alan Wake and American Nightmare.