matti00's forum posts

#1 Posted by matti00 (672 posts) -

Why is it okay for a website do dock a game's score because of a moral reason? Should it not be an addendum to the review only?

Legit question here, excluded from GG entirely, because this has been a debate for years. Why does it matter what score a game gets? Is the fact that you personally enjoyed it not enough?

Also, since reviews are by their nature subjective, isn't it a reviewers right to judge a game by whatever standards he/she wants? If you disagree with their standards, don't read their reviews - surely that's the rational response.

#2 Posted by matti00 (672 posts) -

Holding games to a higher standard is part of the maturation of the medium, and it's march to legitimacy (before all that got sidetracked with threats of violence). Yes that means discussions about gratuitous portrayals of women, depictions of violence, and whether it is acceptable.

The good news guys? Movies still get made that are big, dumb fun. There's room in the industry for games that cater to all types. Diversity doesn't mean less of your favourite type of game, it means more of all types of games, as we bring in a new, wider audience.

You can have Gone Home, and you can have Hatred, and even if you don't like one or the other, that doesn't diminish your enjoyment of other games.

#3 Posted by matti00 (672 posts) -

Great piece guys, I'm glad to see more major sites taking a stand on this. Your opinions do mean a whole lot.

#4 Edited by matti00 (672 posts) -

Hobbies are a good way to meet people. Join a club, learn a skill.

I took up some sport in the last year and met some really cool people. Even if you don't hang out outside of the activity, you're still getting a social fix.

#5 Posted by matti00 (672 posts) -

First off, I'm not having a kid or anything. I'm only 25 for christ sake.

WTF dude, I don't turn 25 until next week and I've got a one year old. We went with Ezra, but we might as well have pulled it out of thin air. There's no Jews in the UK, so very few people even know the name.

#6 Posted by matti00 (672 posts) -

Definitely one of the more interesting stories of the year. They had a design philosophy and stuck to it, but literally everyone hated it. Shame, I was really looking forward to a new SimCity.

#7 Edited by matti00 (672 posts) -

Haven't had a chance to play as many games this year, but I'm really liking these 3 for an end of year list.

  1. Bioshock Infinite
  2. Gone Home
  3. The Stanley Parable

There's been some other smaller games that I haven't had a chance to get to, and I really like AC4 but haven't finished it yet. A pretty good year, wish I could have gotten to more stuff.

#8 Posted by matti00 (672 posts) -

Whatever, I've got an 8-bit techno zebra and my dumb ass face, what more do I need?

#9 Posted by matti00 (672 posts) -

I don't think it's the worst thing in the world like some people do, but swearing is a pretty common thing for a lot of people. Even if you don't see this as a bad thing, they should have had something in place to deal with it other than stonewalling you for your everyday language.

Especially weird when you juxtapose that with the occasionally violent nature of video games. Between swearing and violence, I know which one upsets me more.

#10 Posted by matti00 (672 posts) -