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#1 Posted by NeoZeon (255 posts) -

@neozeon said:

I despise Vivienne; just outright hate her character. Bad for her I guess but kudos to Bioware for making her so...polarizing. She just seems like a hypocrite to me. Between her and Sera, it's become a battle to see who annoys me more in that game.

That being said - Apparently they are both extremely powerful if built properly so, jokes on me I guess?

I usually just roll with Varric, Dorian and Blackwall these days...

Are you me?! Because we share identical relationships with our party members and roll around with the same party.

Vivienne is, as described by one of your other party members, "a bitch, and she knows it." Not sure where all the love comes from. Yeah, she's a strong female character, but so is Cassandra, and she's not a total asshole. It's not that I have a problem with strong female leads, I just have a problem with shitty people, and I feel like Vivienne is a hateful, annoying, rude person. Her gender and race doesn't matter, I would hate anyone who acts the way she does.

Some folks just like people who act high and mighty I guess. As for you and me though? I guess we'll just roll with people who at least pretend to get along!

#2 Posted by NeoZeon (255 posts) -

@casper_ said:

@neozeon: well dont speak too soon cuz you about to get like 5 renditions of Xrd... XX had the original, #r, Slash, AC and AC+R

super psyched though and very happy to see them embracing the fgc in their trailer.

Very true but I avoided those too. Actually maybe not, I think I have a psp/vita version kicking around somewhere...the one where you can play as Justice and Kliff. Other than that though? Nah, hope to just pick up one version.

Personally I think buying every version is insane but if the community supports it than at least we know people are enjoying it right? Maybe? I hope...

#3 Posted by NeoZeon (255 posts) -

I'm guessing I'll be playing a lot of Guilty Gear Xrd Sign instead, but I'm glad that there is a sequel coming. I'll wait for the "final" version though. Not going through that super/hyper/turbo crap again. Had enough of that in the nineties.

#4 Posted by NeoZeon (255 posts) -

I despise Vivienne; just outright hate her character. Bad for her I guess but kudos to Bioware for making her so...polarizing. She just seems like a hypocrite to me. Between her and Sera, it's become a battle to see who annoys me more in that game.

That being said - Apparently they are both extremely powerful if built properly so, jokes on me I guess?

I usually just roll with Varric, Dorian and Blackwall these days...

#5 Posted by NeoZeon (255 posts) -

Good looking out on their part. The Dead Kings DLC for free could have probably been enough but the free (basically just released) game bonus is a nice touch. People will still hate them, mostly because it's in fashion to do so, but at least they're trying.

#6 Edited by NeoZeon (255 posts) -

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I'm predicting during the GOTY deliberation podcasts, worst trend goes to "Unfinished Games"

I was thinking "More Press Releases Than Patches" - Title might be too long though...

They already had Worst trend as Post Release apology's. They even had a Worst Apology category.

I kind of hope they don't do that category this year, last year had such a negative tone. There were i believe 5 negative categories. Hottest Mess, Worst Game, Worst Trend, Biggest Disappointment, Worst Apology. Not all of these were necessary.

True enough. I'd say "Worst Game" and "Biggest Disappointment" should stay or maybe be rolled into one if it fits the nominees. The rest can get tossed. Even without the category, we all know it's been a bad year for buying a game at launch and having it, well, work.

Ignoring the problems doesn't make them go away. 2014 has been a mostly piss poor year for big videogame publishers and GOTY should represent that.

GOTY stands for Game of the Year, as in best game, a celebration of games, lumping in a bunch of shit with it just sours the mood.

Broken game stuff gets enough coverage from all the news stories anyways and publishers take note of it i'm sure. Ubisoft probably isn't sitting celebrating Unity's launch right now as a huge success, and if they were i doubt a GB Hottest Mess award would change anything. Write articles paste them to the front page, but giving out awards for bad things is kinda dumb in my opinion, in fact i feel it just turns the situation of bad games into a joke. Sort of like the Razzies, people actually show up to accept awards, because they find it funny that they made such a bad movie.

GOTY especially on GB has always been representative of the entire year in gaming, not just the good parts. The bombsquad isn't giving out "bad" awards because they hope EA or Ubisoft will take notice or that an official from either company would come by to accept an award on behalf of the company. They're giving them out because they're an important part of that year. This year nearly every mayor release shipped was fucked up the wahoo, to the point where some of them was nearly unplayable. To not represent these issues in a summation-of-the-year type list would be to give a false representation of 2014.

Really? Besides Halo, Driveclub, and Unity i can't think of many other games that were shipped somewhat broken. I don't play PC games so i'm not sure about bad PC optimization of games but on the console side the games that have come out this year have worked well.

Exactly. I can understand if every last game was broken, but off the top of my head...Dragon Age, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Farcry 4 work perfectly well for me (and, really, everyone else). I'm not counting the "stutter" issue for FC4 on PC either - That is minor bitching from people looking to hate on Ubi because that is what they dream to do. The game runs fine.

The GB staff has made more than enough comments about the state of Unity/Driveclub/Halo/Etc. I think we can put that to bed. I know Patrick is still reporting on it but that's his job: Everyone else? Here's hoping it doesn't take up much of the bombcast deliberations this year. I would rather hear the positive stuff because Every. Single. Site. has been ramming the negative news down our throats for months.

Speaking of the positive - Never Alone is a great game (just finished it), iffy controls be damned!

#7 Posted by NeoZeon (255 posts) -

@neozeon said:

@hammondoftexas said:

I'm predicting during the GOTY deliberation podcasts, worst trend goes to "Unfinished Games"

I was thinking "More Press Releases Than Patches" - Title might be too long though...

They already had Worst trend as Post Release apology's. They even had a Worst Apology category.

I kind of hope they don't do that category this year, last year had such a negative tone. There were i believe 5 negative categories. Hottest Mess, Worst Game, Worst Trend, Biggest Disappointment, Worst Apology. Not all of these were necessary.

True enough. I'd say "Worst Game" and "Biggest Disappointment" should stay or maybe be rolled into one if it fits the nominees. The rest can get tossed. Even without the category, we all know it's been a bad year for buying a game at launch and having it, well, work.

#8 Edited by NeoZeon (255 posts) -

@hammondoftexas said:

I'm predicting during the GOTY deliberation podcasts, worst trend goes to "Unfinished Games"

I was thinking "More Press Releases Than Patches" - Title might be too long though...

As for the game itself: If it contained Reach and ODST I would have grabbed it in a heartbeat. It's good I didn't in retrospect but I actually enjoyed the games where you didn't play as Master Chief at all...or at least not the whole time, like in Halo 2.

Here's hoping it gets ironed out soon. In a Dragon Age or something I can forgive it to a point but, come on, this is Halo we're talking about here! Multiplayer needs to work day one!

#9 Posted by NeoZeon (255 posts) -

I enjoyed the beta and had no problem pre-ordering the game because of it. Granted, at that point it was really a demo and I treated it as such, but I'm looking forward to it all the same.

Was/is AC: Unity broken? No doubt of that, but it is being worked on and will work fine in time. Does that justify it in most people's eyes? No. But here's the tricky part for people to admit: Most everyone online (along with quite a few people here it seems) are so stoked at the idea of bashing a new Ubisoft, EA or Activision game that it really doesn't matter how it turns out.

Any flaw, regardless of severity? A betrayal. The hint of micro transactions, no matter how seemingly insignificant? A twisted knife, planted squarely in our poor gullible little backs. It's a joke to hear some of you people.

I don't pre-order games for exclusive content or the company in question's bottom line, I do it to support the idea; the potential. Have I been burned before? Of course, but I was happy to at least show support instead of the common rage I'm seeing around here.

Folks say that a pre-order is just blind faith. I propose a retort for the naysayers - You're cowards.

See how easy it is to rock the hyperbole you seem to like so much? Here's an idea - How about we actually wait and see how the game is before we automatically assume it's garbage due to some timeline on when it can be discussed?

Crazy thought, I know, but hey, it might catch on!

#10 Edited by NeoZeon (255 posts) -

It's a stupid thing to get as mad as people are getting, I'll give you guys that, but I do wish Advanced Warfare had handled the scene better.

I imagined it more like this (Spoilers below in case it wasn't obvious):

Mitchell (The player character) is there at the funeral and approaches the casket as normal, a simple button prompt, like the faint one that shows during normal gameplay, pops up and whether you press it or not, Mitchell gives the same tap on the casket before walking away.

After that quick scene and after talking to Mr. Irons, have a scene in which your character is at home weighing the options. Does he stay discharged from the military and try to move on? Does he join Atlas and try to focus his grief? Have Mitchell stand and ponder, either aloud or in his mind where only we can hear, about what he's thinking on the death of his friend.

They could be any number of things. Perhaps the good times he shared with his pal, the pain of his loss, maybe even have Mitchell try and smash his mirror in a fit of rage only to suddenly remember that he lost his arm.

To be clear - I don't hate what they did at that funeral in the game, I just wish the studio had taken it further. They had the chance to show more of the emotion a man in that position would feel. How any of us would feel really if we were in his shoes. That feeling of weakness, of doubt, of loss.

The scene everyone is deriding is a good somber start and could have easily been blown way out of proportion to make you feel something (See the infamous "No Russian" stage for that kind of nonsense), but they held back.

I just hope they get the chance to expand on this and not get disheartened at what is, as per usual around this time of year, annual CoD hate.