nERVEcenter's forum posts

#1 Posted by nERVEcenter (203 posts) -

I am ready and holding on to my butt.

#2 Posted by nERVEcenter (203 posts) -

Kingdoms of the Northeast: An Online Rhode Island Adventure

Various fantastical beings and magics have emerged in Rhode Island! Stop an invasion of evil armed, immortal Republicans at its source, helping your esteemed Rhode Island representatives stem the tide at the source and ensure the fair distribution of all taxpayer loans!

This project funded and endorsed by your friendly State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Economic Development Corporation.

#3 Posted by nERVEcenter (203 posts) -

Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale.

Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale.

Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale.

Nope. Even after three tries, it's still a horribly shitty name.

#4 Posted by nERVEcenter (203 posts) -

What the fuck.

Seriously, what the fuck. I don't even care any more. Have fun with your MMO guys, I'm done.

#5 Edited by nERVEcenter (203 posts) -

Stopped buying from Gamestop after I:

A) Got bored of my consoles,

B) Traded in a game for a markdown towards credit that was practically worthless since I barely bought from them at all,

C) Got tired of being pestered with membership and preorder talk while making a purchase.

#6 Posted by nERVEcenter (203 posts) -

I thought Crysis 1 was going to be the future of shooter gameplay. I was so stoked for the potential it set up.

Crysis 2 was...simply good. Not much more.

Can't say I'm all that excited for Crysis 3. Especially if it's on the current console generation.

#7 Edited by nERVEcenter (203 posts) -

Well...Crysis 2 was good, but thoroughly underwhelming as a sequel. And here I was thinking the first half of Crysis 1 was the future of shooter design.

At this point, I can't be bothered. I'll wait for Timesplitters 4.

#8 Posted by nERVEcenter (203 posts) -

What's funny is that the image caption Alex used is only almost as bad as ME3's post-credit sequence. Oh, the irony.

#9 Posted by nERVEcenter (203 posts) -

With my already existing knowledge of theoretical physics and astronomy in general, thinking about 281 trillion years and the rest of the universe being lost to red shift just serves to depress me.

#10 Posted by nERVEcenter (203 posts) -

Is Patrick really assuming everyone wants a happy ending? I thought that was just the hardest of hardcore Bioware fans -- the ones who wish they could marry Garrus in real life and goofy stuff like that.

I want a quality ending. The Illusive Man's dialogue on Thessia and in the Crucible was atrocious; nay, so was Shepard's and Anderson's. Cringe-worthy lines, that I did indeed cringe at and wish I could have paused just to shake my head in embarrassment. Nevertheless, Martin Sheen always shines with his delivery.

And don't get me started on the god child. He is a storytelling nightmare -- a literal AND figurative deus ex machina designed to explain everything at the last possible minute, taking the entire Reaper threat and completely dispelling the enigma while attempting to drop that threat into a body, a character that's onscreen only so long as the player is still confused as hell. It's the work of a novice. Then POOF, gone, and suddenly even more plot holes appear left and right as Shepard chooses his favorite color.

It wasn't a good ending. By "good," I'm referring to contemporary standards of narrative quality in media, and standards of narrative quality among Bioware's own works.

Should they fix it? Hell no. They live with their mistakes, and they learn that people demand better of the studio responsible for Baldur's Gate and those first two Mass Effect games. Screwing up an ending is nowhere near as bad as apologizing for somebody else's mistakes.