RVonE's forum posts

#1 Posted by RVonE (4709 posts) -

Wow, I thought Patrick wanted to move forward. Perhaps this is a step up in terms of pay, but other than that I'm not seeing it. I really like Patrick's work but not enough to follow him to Gawker; that network has put out some serious garbage.

#2 Posted by RVonE (4709 posts) -

the fuck happened?

I enjoyed your contributions to the site from the moment you came on. I'll miss you.

#3 Posted by RVonE (4709 posts) -

@xanadu said:

I need help! I just bought this game off of Origin last night but I cant play due to extremely poor performance. Basically when I boot up the game the menu is extremely laggy. Pushing any button on the menu takes at least 5 seconds to respond and the two rows of soldiers and mages walking stutter like crazy. It's basically completely unplayable. Is anyone else having this issue? I've looked online everywhere and none of the solutions have worked for me. I shouldn't really be having these problems to begin with considering I more than meet recommenced requirements: 8gb of ram, intel i5 3.10, GTX 970. I did just install the 970 yesterday but I don't think that's the issue because I am able to run Ground Zeroes and NBA 2k15 with all settings maxed and locked in at 60fps.

I never experienced a problem with a game like this so I am at a loss for words. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm going crazy over here .

Did you make sure to turn off the origin overlay?

#4 Posted by RVonE (4709 posts) -

@sor_eddie:

Nobody here is crying "BUT MY RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH!!!"

Really?

@anywhereilay:

All this uber PC censorship seems like fascism more and more to me. While I have no interest in the game and it does sound insensitive, we should all have the choice of whether we play it, how we react to it, etc. Not allowing to be discussed at all? Yeah, no thanks.

And as for it setting a bad president, if you are taking the position that every game ever made needs to be discuss-able on every game forum or else its a slippery slope that leads to some sort of terrible forum moderation, then your standard hasn't been applied in practice ever. Game sites, and sites in general, have always reserved the right to choose what they allow their user base to discuss and that is going to continue. If you think that the taste of the site runners of Neogaf is "arbitrary" then go somewhere else. They gave you their reasoning, you can accept their argument or not.

Indeed. At the end of the day, NeoGAF is just another privately owned website that is perfectly within its rights to 'censor' discussion on whatever they want. Also, the right to free speech is intended to protect citizens against government censorship; it is not an institution to allow anyone to say anything they want whenever or wherever they want.

#5 Posted by RVonE (4709 posts) -

The Scythian from Sword & Sworcery. She had to face and overcome her own shadow archetype. What video game character outside Persona can claim to do that?

Oh, and all the female characters from Persona for the same reason.

YES! The Scythian is a great pick! I still clearly remember the moment when it dawned on me that defeating the enemies was killing her but there was no way back. I had to put the game down for a while.

#6 Posted by RVonE (4709 posts) -

It won't be exclusive to xbox. Square will publish it on PS4 and PC.

Mark my words.

I just hope you're right and I'm wrong.

#7 Posted by RVonE (4709 posts) -

@amafi said:

@rvone said:

Yes, this was in Patrick's article as well, but did you read the actual wording instead of the headline? He says "Yes, the deal has a duration. I didn't buy it. I don't own the franchise." What does that even mean?

In other stories we see the same narrative in which Microsoft keeps distinguishing between the current game and the franchise. Given the fact that they're being this opaque still means that it can go either way: (1) this game will make its way to PC eventually, or (2) the sequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider hasn't been secured by Microsoft yet (because the "don't own the franchise") meaning they just aren't in the position to make claims regarding that game.

And to the people pointing out Mass Effect, yes, Microsoft published that game but it took 5 years for it to appear on PS3 which was the result of EA buying BioWare instead of Microsoft wanting to publish it on PS3.

I feel like I'm going insane whenever I read anything about this whole story.

The original crystal dynamics statement very clearly said it was not a timed exclusive, and the follow-up statement said absolutely NOTHING except "we don't own the tomb raider franchise for eternity", it certainly didn't say it's a timed deal.

Yet every fucking thing I've seen online before I saw your post has been parroting the same shit. I know my understanding of english isn't perfect, but I'm pretty sure it's not dire enough that I'm the one in the wrong here. It might be exclusive, but no statement released about the deal has said it is.

I'm not insane, right?

No, I don't think you're going insane, but if you are, I'm probably also insane. It's infuriating to read all these outlets label it as a 'timed exclusive' while the underlying statements by Microsoft are obtuse as fuck. If I recall correctly, in this week's Bombcast, Tomb Raider again was mentioned in the context of timed exclusives. It's really weird.

#8 Posted by RVonE (4709 posts) -

Yes, this was in Patrick's article as well, but did you read the actual wording instead of the headline? He says "Yes, the deal has a duration. I didn't buy it. I don't own the franchise." What does that even mean?

In other stories we see the same narrative in which Microsoft keeps distinguishing between the current game and the franchise. Given the fact that they're being this opaque still means that it can go either way: (1) this game will make its way to PC eventually, or (2) the sequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider hasn't been secured by Microsoft yet (because the "don't own the franchise") meaning they just aren't in the position to make claims regarding that game.

And to the people pointing out Mass Effect, yes, Microsoft published that game but it took 5 years for it to appear on PS3 which was the result of EA buying BioWare instead of Microsoft wanting to publish it on PS3.

#9 Posted by RVonE (4709 posts) -

@humanity said:

@thatdutchguy: cause Tomb Raider was a much more diverse and interesting game than any of the Uncharted releases. The platforming wasn't automatic and upgrades helped keep the gameplay feeling fresh.

Absolutely, I only wish the upgrade paths weren't linear. I really want them to make me choose in the next game.

#10 Posted by RVonE (4709 posts) -

Why does this matter when they already admitted its timed exclusive?

They didn't.