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#1 Posted by Jimbo (10065 posts) -

As I understand it, they effectively just sidestep / take advantage of regional pricing differences by buying copies in cheap regions and then re-selling them & undercutting the 'official' price in more expensive regions. Not exactly wrong and probably not illegal, just against whatever bullshit rules Ubisoft have decided to make up and now enforce.

I'd think Ubisoft would need to be a bit careful with how they handle this, especially within the EU which is supposed to be a free trade zone and where the courts tend to frown on anti-consumer / anti-free-trade practices like this.

#2 Posted by Jimbo (10065 posts) -

@artisanbreads: The only thing Inquisition deserved from GOTY was Most Disappointing. GB was right to dismiss it.

#3 Edited by Jimbo (10065 posts) -

X-Wing Alliance was my favourite. It was neat how it had a few missions before you join the Rebellion, which gave them a chance to kinda show how the war was impacting on regular families, and how you end up getting dragged into it. I guess this was right around the time Half Life had made it popular to spend time establishing characters, rather than just jump straight into the action.

#4 Posted by Jimbo (10065 posts) -

Deus Ex. It's all been downhill for gaming since then.

#5 Posted by Jimbo (10065 posts) -

@jimbo said:

How so? If we're ignoring Elfness or lack of, it's a pretty typical build for a healthy, very physically active early 20s-ish female.

Sera is a weird case to be discussing though in that she isn't supposed to be naturally ugly especially; she just chooses to look that way / doesn't care enough to make herself look pretty. It's justified as part of her character. I'd say overall it's pretty hard to criticise Dragon Age when it comes to diversity of the cast. There are pretty characters and ugly characters and Cassandra who is the most perfect woman to ever grace gaming.

It was suggested that she had an "average" build. She's not average because she's not average. What you describe is not the average female body type. What that picture shows is not the average female body type. Beyond that, I don't have anything else to say about DA:I; I haven't even played it. Except maybe that her "not caring enough to make herself look pretty" sounds like an awful contrivance in light of the fact that a Google image search shows her almost always wearing boob-accentuating, skin tight clothing. It's revealing when the "ugly" character who "doesn't care about her looks" is still stacked and likes to show it off.

Not average for modern day US/UK I suppose, because she isn't overweight. I assumed you were implying that Sera's figure was unusually 'sexified' in some way, which clearly isn't the case. There's nothing out of the ordinary about her figure at all. Stacked? She's like a b-cup, maybe just pushing a c, not exactly unusual.

AFAIK it's the same body model all the female companions use, presumably so that making gear work on everyone required as little work as possible. Of course, it's usually down to the player how she is dressed, but this is Sera's default 'just hanging out' appearance:

http://www.rpgamer.com/games/dragonage/dragonage3/screens/dragonage3115.jpg

Hardly 'stacked' or 'showing it off' if you ask me.

#6 Posted by Jimbo (10065 posts) -

I'm pretty sure Sera just uses the same bog standard (Human) Female body model as everyone else doesn't she?

#7 Edited by Jimbo (10065 posts) -

@humanity said:

@sinusoidal: I think she has an average build, and as an elf she should be tall and lanky. Regardless, it is a long conversation about "how pretty" a female character is in a game which is something we should probably avoid.

All other discussion aside, I don't think this:

is an "average" build.

How so? If we're ignoring Elfness or lack of, it's a pretty typical build for a healthy, very physically active early 20s-ish female.

Sera is a weird case to be discussing though in that she isn't supposed to be naturally ugly especially; she just chooses to look that way / doesn't care enough to make herself look pretty. It's justified as part of her character. I'd say overall it's pretty hard to criticise Dragon Age when it comes to diversity of the cast. There are pretty characters and ugly characters and Cassandra who is the most perfect woman to ever grace gaming.

#9 Posted by Jimbo (10065 posts) -

The solar system LOL