sanchopanza's forum posts

#1 Posted by sanchopanza (247 posts) -

Hope they get the atmosphere right, even now playing the original X-COM in the dark can put you on the edge of your seat, if they use the civ rev graphical style it will be a travesty.

#2 Posted by sanchopanza (247 posts) -

@spazmaster666: @dankempster:

I was looking at this in terms of quality which is why I rote "relate/like" instead of just relate, I know what that word means, and am not a complete retard. spazmaster's original post made it sound as if you need a snot nosed protagonist in order for younger people to like something or for it to be targeted at younger kids, which, as my examples demonstrate is nonsense.

That aside, age is a sufficient condition and not a necessary one, you don't need to know what its like to be XX age in order to relate to someones plight. (I hope that does make some sense to you). This applies even more in the context of a story (a JRPG or anime for example) where you are told about certain events and/or a characters motivations. Sure, a kid might find a kid in a story easier to relate to, that does not mean he won't be able to relate to an older character. It irks me that someone would defend bad characters in such a lame and lazy manner.

#3 Posted by sanchopanza (247 posts) -

@spazmaster666 said:

generally easier for audiences to relate to someone who is younger than they are versus someone who is older.

What a load of shit, little kids have no trouble relating to/likin say Indy, Han Solo, Luke, Ripley, Batman etc. Anakin on the other hand...oh god. Don't ever remember liking something when I was younger just because the main character was a 12 year old retard, but maybe kids these days do, I don't know.

#4 Posted by sanchopanza (247 posts) -

Why is Ubisoft marketing so bad at its job? Anything that isn't Ass Creed or some stupid Tom Clancy game just gets shat out and forgotten.

#5 Posted by sanchopanza (247 posts) -

Reminds me of that motivational speaker guy from Vice City with his hey I know people, I got connections bullshit.

#6 Posted by sanchopanza (247 posts) -

WOW :O

Yo watch out guys, this guy is everywhere: east, west, in Germany, hell he even knows the mayor of Boston...LOL

Really though, why would anyone buy 3rd party shit from some a-hole on the internet?

#7 Posted by sanchopanza (247 posts) -

@MrOldboy said:

edit: Divine Divinity also, always meant to check it out, never did.

Yeh, do check it out, kind of buggy in places, feel/tone of the game is great though.

Ultima games arent D&D right? Available on GOG for cheap too.

#8 Edited by sanchopanza (247 posts) -

@No0b0rAmA said:

@sanchopanza said:

@No0b0rAmA said:

@sanchopanza: I don't think it really has to do with moral high ground, but more buying the game and telling the devs you actually are willing to buy the game on the PC and support them. It's not a good sign of support to pirate a game.

Thats fine but then again, what if the game is crap? I'm not saying that give license to pirate, but publishers have been know to engage in some sordid activities to try to mask the quality of a game, why should that be acceptable? As others have said, some will use these as excuses to pirate, and I agree that those people are assholes, but if someone genuinely tries a game to make a purchase decision, I'm not going to run around calling that person a thief. I'm not arguing about how many people actually do that or whether it happens at all, just saying that as an argument in my view it is a valid point. Some people are being needlessly obtuce with their FBI WARNING!!!!! posts.

I feel like a game being crap doesn't mean it's free.

That wasn't what I said. RE the rest of your post: You are entitle to your view, and I guess my actions are like your opinions as I don't pirate, but in my view some of these points are valid arguments. As I said before, I personally know people who have had to crack legally bought games just to get them to run, it had nothing to do with PC specs, I don't see how anyone in their right mind can call that person a 'thief'.

EDIT:

@Little_Socrates: Good points, though I thinks its very difficult to vote with your cash especially with the number of people who will just go out and buy anyway. Personally I do try to be positive by supporting services like GOG. I agree about the part about pirates using these as excuses, though I will say that on some occasions in my view its justified (like the above example I gave), it is a difficult subject to discuss though due to the illegal nature, and for every persone who uses a crack for a good reason there are dozens or more who use it to steal. Apologies if I came across as a bit of an ass, but you initial post seemed a little silly to me.

#9 Posted by sanchopanza (247 posts) -

@No0b0rAmA said:

@sanchopanza: I don't think it really has to do with moral high ground, but more buying the game and telling the devs you actually are willing to buy the game on the PC and support them. It's not a good sign of support to pirate a game.

Thats fine but then again, what if the game is crap? I'm not saying that give license to pirate, but publishers have been know to engage in some sordid activities to try to mask the quality of a game, why should that be acceptable? As others have said, some will use these as excuses to pirate, and I agree that those people are assholes, but if someone genuinely tries a game to make a purchase decision, I'm not going to run around calling that person a thief. I'm not arguing about how many people actually do that or whether it happens at all, just saying that as an argument in my view it is a valid point. Some people are being needlessly obtuce with their FBI WARNING!!!!! posts.

#10 Posted by sanchopanza (247 posts) -

@Little_Socrates said:

Two of your reasons are still just straight-up wrong. If you want to try a game and there's no proper way to do so, you email the developer and ask them to build a demo.

LOL!

@Little_Socrates said:

As for ease of use...I have a hard time arguing that the pirates aren't offering better service than some of the developers out there. However, the proper solution is to not play the games that implement DRM and moving files poorly, not to pirate them. Otherwise, you're just proving them right in the long run, and they'll stop making PC versions altogether. DRM doesn't work, but we'll never prove that to PC publishers by stealing their games.

Why? If you buy a game and it is broken, why would you not take the opportunity to play it just because of some misguided moral high ground?

@Little_Socrates said:

There is only one reason I will ever accept for "piracy"; the game has not been localized to your region and it would be prohibitively expensive or possibly even illegal to purchase a copy through the proper channels.

Ahh, I see, so its ok to do it when its serving your needs, good one.

@Little_Socrates said:

@sanchopanza said:

I wonder if the people being all moral in here get all up in arms when companies fuck them in the ass by releasing broken games, don't support them properly, embargo reviews till after release, put pressure on publications to 'deal' with negative reviewers etc.

That's how you get better games, brah. That is what you are supposed to do. If you're asking how many of these people get up in arms and then proceed to buy the next game from that company anyways...well, that's probably a much sadder number. I for one will not be buying games from EA or Capcom next year until they figure some shit out. It's so sad, 'cause EA was AWESOME in 2008, too.

A sad number indeed, but good luck trying to change the industry on your own, brah.

For the record I don't pirate, but I don't think its a case of black and white. At the end of the day its a matter of choice, some people will always be dirtbags and pirate everything.