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#1 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

Nothing. We don't have to in my country. I hated tipping in America... I was fine to do it, I get why it's a thing, but nobody would help or talk about it. It was always "oh you don't have to" or "just whatever you think is fair".

#2 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

I love video games but straight up I cant think of a single game that has had as good a story as most good books. If you want to take issue with how people phrase that then alright but I think what they are saying is just the reality of it. Books and film only really have a story to hang their hat on and have been around for a lot longer. They are just more developed art forms in general. Video games are more complex and new. They don't have to have a story to be good.

You summed it up well. I think The Last of Us has a brilliant story better than a ton of movies, but if the game sucked who cares? Conversely I really like the Metal Gear Solid games, but their stories are bloated and often tell more than they show -- but the games play great so I don't care.

The OP fails to acknowledge that is is every medium - "it's a good story for a superhero comic", "it's a good story for a big dumb action film". Few stories are truly brilliant and even less are video game stories that don't require the preface.

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When did Giant Bomb become a link dumping ground for IGN, Eurogamer and Polygon as well as a place to regurgitate unsubstantiated news from GAF, Reddit and other random game sites?

Trusted sources... yeah right.

#5 Edited by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

I don't think it looks all that great already. It looks good, but not "YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS TO BELIEVE IT" levels it's getting. I mean it just looks kinda lifeless to me... even the space stuff looked a bit done to me. Shooting through that asteroid looked so fake and stupid. I dunno. I don't want to hate on the game after on trailer, but yeah, it looks good but not amazing.

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#7 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

When are they patching Battlefield 4 on the Xbox One? Seriously.

#8 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

Well, I still really like VII. Flaws and all.

X is the best though. IMHO

#9 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Just rolls right off the tongue. Seriously, what a fucking awful title.

  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (what?)
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (what?!)
  • Dissidia Duodecim 012 Final Fantasy (this is the SECOND game in the series. How about Dissidia 2?)
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (Who pronounced that title right the first time? Or even the tenth?)

Garbage titles evocative of nothing

Bravely Default isn't great, but it's not the worst. IMHO

#10 Posted by PandaBear (1310 posts) -

I started at Ocarina of Time on the N64... I grew up a SEGA fan so the 64 was my first Nintendo console. I played it recently on the 3DS and it totally holds up.

I like all timeline stuff, but go into it totally blind and read about it later. I think it's best to play from Ocarina then move to Wind Waker... wait for the inevitable Majora's Mask remake.

For the record I think Ocarina of Time is my favourite game ever, and Twilight Princess is utter garbage. I'm sick of saying it's so-so or it's ok ... it's boring as hell.

If you're REALLY into the timeline start with Skyward Sword as chronologically it's the first game. And despite it's slow nature it's a great game.