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#1 Posted by Sammo21 (4873 posts) -

@stonyman65: I agree, though the PVE stuff is way better than the PVP/DZ. I am really hoping that none of this game makes its way into Ghost Recon next year.

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Does anyone here actually enjoy the PVP/Dark Zone content? I thought it was an interesting idea during the betas and the game's initial launch but quickly I realized how unactualized every piece of the Dark Zone is, even now. Part of it, I am sure, is it being another symptom of a game whose development went way over and that had to launch as an incomplete product.

That being said, the Dark Zone is incredibly frustrating. Some of it boils down to the fact that the combat just isn't good for pvp. When 3 people with level 204+ equipment from Underground can't kill one guy out in the open there is a problem (and its not lag or being unable to hit the target). From what I can tell the game also doesn't group you into an instance with similarly ranked players. Once you hit level 30, that's it in terms of matchamaking (other than things like people on your friends list, etc). I haven't had issues with trollish groups of players as much as instances of one single guy killing an entire group made of 2 to 3 players which is insane. However, it becomes a game of "what gear do you have" opposed to actually hitting the target accurately.

With only 2 trophies left until we hit platinum (both being Dark Zone related) it frustrates me even more, but maybe I'm just whining... Anyone else having/had similar experiences in the Dark Zone? With the issues I am having with other players its even worse as they've ramped up the amount of NPCs in the Dark Zone that are just hanging around so its pretty easy to for other players to bait NPCs into your group which is also frustrating.

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#3 Posted by Sammo21 (4873 posts) -

I found it to be pretty muddled and as if they had made 3 separate films and just spliced this together from those. Story beats that make no sense, scenes that were clearly added after the fact, the last 40 minutes seem like the same scene, a nonesense plot, pointless flashbacks, and cliche action...and that's just what I can remember on the fly. I don't remember really liking anybody but El Diablo and Katana (and she might as well of not been in the film). C- of a film. Not trash just not very good.

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#4 Posted by Sammo21 (4873 posts) -

I wouldn't have even called Patrick leaving for Vice a rumor. In my opinion that was really the only place he could have been going, lol. I don't think he is low enough to work for Polygon so there was really only one other place to go.I can't really say I'll pay much attention to Vice Gaming but good luck to them all. Hopefully it doesn't just become Polygon 2.0 but I can't exactly say, in honesty, that Patrick or Austin really would do that.

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#5 Posted by Sammo21 (4873 posts) -

Patrick is clearly going to be working up at Vice Gaming...or whatever it is going to end up being called. The timing is just too close. Patrick is a great writer but I can't say I kept up with him w/any regularity when he went to Kotaku and it had everything with him being...at Kotaku. Either way, as long as he doesn't wind up at Polygon he will probably have made the best decision for him.

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#6 Posted by Sammo21 (4873 posts) -

I just re-opened my account after about a year + off so I could get my paladin leveled up for Legion. During Warlords I actually went Horde for the first time since the game first came out since my wife plays a Troll hunter. I actually ended up liking my Troll Hunter better than my main Holy Paladin.

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#7 Posted by Sammo21 (4873 posts) -

@sravankb: I think that for many people, they are deluding themselves about what they saw. Not that they didn't like what they saw (while I do think some reviews wording show there is a minority of "reviewer" who simply are excited about the message this movie spreads more than the film itself) but that they normally wouldn't allow themselves to like garbage Adam Sandler films. This film doesn't have him attached so they allow themselves to like it while beforehand they have pre-existing prejudices that kept them from potentially even seeing a Sandler film, let alone enjoying.

and don't get me wrong...Ghostbusters (2016) humor and writing is no better than any Adam Sandler comedy...except I can't remember an Adam Sandler comedy that went out of its way to portray an entire gender as idiotic.

@dudeglove While all the divisions are under Sony they largely operate independently of each other and it gets even weirder in Japanese companies that have tons of branches like this where the left hand never even knows what the right hand is doing. At one point there was talk that Sony would sell off the American branch of Sony Pictures, but that's obviously never happened. Film wise they are struggling, which is one of the factors behind their deal with Disney/Marvel w/Spider-man: Sony currently has no profitable franchise under their belt and every attempt at creating one has failed...and Ghostbusters doesn't look to have helped anything (though they are inexplicably doubling down on their failure). Sony's gaming division is helping them with increased profits but even then we are seeing a slight decline in sales which analysts are saying the Neo will help with once its released.

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#8 Edited by Sammo21 (4873 posts) -

I like that we live in a world where Adam Sandler comedies, like Pixels, are stupid and awful...until that same formula and type of humor is put in a Ghostbusters reboot/remake and then it is hilarious. I just think that Paul Feig and everyone involved fundamentally didn't understand what made Ghostbusters what it was and it had nothing to do with being a summer blockbuster, an action movie, or an Adam Sandler comedy that resulted in "fart" jokes or crotch shot humor.

I think we can completely avoid any comments about the Twitter stuff but largely I'm disappointed in Feig and the Sony marketing department for helping create the controversy about this film as it went from (as it always is) a small minority of people complaining about the gender of the main cast to that being the crux on both sides of the debate. Then they add scenes into the movie to goad those people even more and make marketing around it, the main villain is literally a Ghostbusters fanboy (and is terribly written), and they beat the main ghost by shooting him in the crotch. That's the thing about this film; its metaphors are deep and they make you really think. :|

Fact is this: Sony is really hurting financially. Their only profitable division is their gaming division and people like Amy Pascal put Sony Pictures into the toilet thanks to franchise failures and the bungling of the Spider-Man franchise. The email leak solidified her being fired and now Sony is having to find a way to make gold from what she tried really hard to push. Even though the film looks to make nowhere near its budget back they are doubling down on the cast and the universe, so whatever. Hopefully they learn their lesson, they try to make a decent film first (which they didn't) that's more than a 1.5 hour dropped SNL skit, and they stop trying to make money on pitting people against each other.

Then again, Fox claims they are still going to make a sequel to F4ntastic Four, so what do I know?

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#9 Edited by Sammo21 (4873 posts) -

Anyone who says this film was funny or great but also complains about Adam Sandler movies/"comedies" loses all credibility. Film is an F, 2/10, etc, etc. Terrible comedy, terrible Ghostbusters film, apparently terrible script, and lazy performances all around. The fact that its going to get nowhere near its budget back and came out at #2 makes me happy. Sony marketed this film, and wrote its characters, in the way detractors claimed it would and Sony's pitiful jump w/ the marketing makes it even grosser.

I honestly do feel there is subconscious stuff going on with some people praising this movie though...like "we have to praise it or its a hit for all womenkind!"

Also, for anyone who wants to use RT as a way to say its rated well needs to look at the average review score...which is at 6.5. I don't remember ever telling my mom that I got a certified fresh rating on a 65/100 test.

@chrissedoff its a childish thing to say, not a "manbabyish" thing to say...don't be sexist. I've seen plenty of women who were fans of Star Trek, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, etc who have said the same thing but everyone always goes to the "basement dwelling, bearded man" stereotype...which is what the entire film of Ghostbusters does with its (poorly written) villain and the fact every single man in the film is a bumbling idiot.

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#10 Posted by Sammo21 (4873 posts) -

@paliv: yeah there is a message that tells you that you can safely leave now. Once that's gone you are going to suffer a loss and rank loss.

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