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#1 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1271 posts) -

Because the U.S. has a 60% obesity rate and you look awesome compared to the average person.

But being skinny sucks. However it can be a compliment. Getting skinnier is a goal for a lot of people. You never hear about someone trying to get fat. There is the reality of too skinny also being unattractive and some a lot of people wish they could gain some weight.

If the obesity rate was actually that high this country would be in even more trouble than it already is. You're thinking of the percentage of "overweight" people. The obesity rate for the US is about 35%, still making the US the world leader, but "overweight" and "obese" aren't the same thing.

#2 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1271 posts) -

Some sort of dark and gritty space adventure show. Like Star Trek meets Firefly meets Mass Effect but with the dark HBO tone.

This is exactly what I've been hoping for since Game of Thrones blew up. As big fan of both nerd genre staples, Medieval Fantasy and space travel Sci-Fi, I've been dying for the sci-fi equivalent to Game of Thrones. We've never really had a big budget, mature, and serious in tone space travel show on the scale of what Game of Thrones is. Firefly was great, if a bit constrained by network tv and obviously way too short lived , and the closest we've ever really had was Battlestar Galactica, though the overly soapy plotlines, terrible ending, and overabundance of religious bullshit holds it back in my mind.

If HBO ever made a sci-fi show with the budget and quality of Game of Thrones I think it would probably be my favorite show of all time.

#3 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1271 posts) -

@fisk0 said:

@ll_exile_ll said:

@fisk0 said:

I never finished Dragon's Dogma, but I don't recall there being any noticeable sexism in there, as I recall the female armors even seemed to be designed to protect vital body parts, which is pretty unusual in the genre both among western and Japanese games.

The first two Souls games (Demon's Souls and Dark Souls) didn't come across as such either, though I haven't played Dark Souls II yet.

None of those are JRPGs.

I disagree, they are very much old school JRPG's - the genre started as heavily inspired by somewhat poorly localized versions of the Ultima and Wizardry series back in the mid 80s with stuff like Dragon Quest, and I think these games, the Souls series in particular go back to the roots and draw a lot of inspiration from Wizardry IV and Ultima II.

You can trace lineage all you want, but if you compare those games to what the genre has been for the past 25 years, and also to what the western RPG genre is, it's clear those games are much closer to modern WRPGs than modern JRPGs.

#4 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1271 posts) -

@fisk0 said:

I never finished Dragon's Dogma, but I don't recall there being any noticeable sexism in there, as I recall the female armors even seemed to be designed to protect vital body parts, which is pretty unusual in the genre both among western and Japanese games.

The first two Souls games (Demon's Souls and Dark Souls) didn't come across as such either, though I haven't played Dark Souls II yet.

None of those are JRPGs.

#5 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (1271 posts) -

I played it to completion at launch and liked it quite a bit, but it's not a game I any have desire to play again.

#6 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (1271 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll said:

@mooseymcman said:

@jeust said:

@-cipher- said:

@jeust: It's not like antagonists are born with a bad guy voice.

No, but there are feelings that prevalent for them. Bitterness and hate are among them. And unless the protagonist is Kratos or a character like him, it is not normal for the main character to have those kinds of feelings.

I'd love it if Naughty Dog made a game where you played as the villain.

They did...

If that's what you think makes you a villain, then good sir, I strongly disagree.

Well yeah, it's not as though you're playing as Lezaravich (sp?) or Marlowe, but you're certainly not playing as a hero either.

#7 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (1271 posts) -

@mooseymcman said:

@jeust said:

@-cipher- said:

@jeust: It's not like antagonists are born with a bad guy voice.

No, but there are feelings that prevalent for them. Bitterness and hate are among them. And unless the protagonist is Kratos or a character like him, it is not normal for the main character to have those kinds of feelings.

I'd love it if Naughty Dog made a game where you played as the villain.

They did...

#8 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1271 posts) -

@-cipher- said:

@ntm: It's an interpretation from the teaser trailer. Perhaps I should rephrase my sentence. It's highly unlikely he's the protagonist.

Interpreting a brief trailer a certain way is one thing, but saying it's "highly unlikely" that Drake is the protagonist is not exactly accurate. It is a conclusion that could be reached based upon extremely small bits of info, but to say it's the likely scenario is vastly overstating the extent of information available. The truth is we don't know either way.

#9 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1271 posts) -

So were a lot of sites, who cares...

#10 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1271 posts) -

If it was a choice between being "immortal" and becoming infertile or being able to have children but eventually dying of old age, I'd choose the immortality. Of course, it's not much of a choice for me since I have no interest in having children.

However, the whole "sacrificing millions of lives" things might be a step too far.