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#1 Edited by SethPhotopoulos (5108 posts) -

I actually really hated those floating platform stages without Fludd in Sunshine.

But it had this:

#2 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5108 posts) -

@natesaint said:

Started off as terrible Twilight fan fiction. She had to replace the names with Anastasia and Christian. I hear the writing is god awful, and that she has an incredibly limited vocabulary...

I'm not defending the book or anything, but is this really the key to good writing? Being wordy as hell, or using words that no one would use in real life?

It's about making it look good. A limited vocabulary can make a book feel incredibly repetitive.

#3 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5108 posts) -

I almost always want the "full experience" and never wind up using my NG+, but I admit that it's really stupid.

Same reason I usually don't wear "alternate costumes" and stuff, because their "canon" outfit is their default one.

..I'm a bit crazy.

I don't like wearing alt outfits either. It always seems wrong to me.

#4 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5108 posts) -

Might as well grab that 3 months of plus even though I'm covered on that front.

#5 Edited by SethPhotopoulos (5108 posts) -

@jeremyko said:

Did this not get scrapped with the Microsoft studios closure?

All the film projects in motion they decided to keep or something like that.

#6 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5108 posts) -

@sethphotopoulos said:

So how is the community stuff supposed to roll out?

The game tracks stats of all the players (I guess per platform) though I'm not sure if anything but boss kills count. The progress is indicated by the shattered mask on the "main menu" book. Once that is completely smashed more content, variants, maybe mosnters (?) will unlock for everyone. Not sure we have more precise info than that.

Those dark altars seem like it might have something to do with it. I may be guessing but every time I pass by one the mask on the altar shatters. It's the same mask that the boss has and the book has.

#7 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5108 posts) -

Loved Spyro more than Crash. Loved Jak more than Ratchet (Third Ratchet game probably better than all the Jak games and Ratchet games though), Naughty Dog crushed it this last gen. The only games that Insomniac made really worth a damn last gen was the Ratchet and Clank games. And only 3 of those. 1 of them was made only 'cause they realized they were ruining Ratchet.

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@joshwent said:

@sethphotopoulos said:

The story in Kingdom Hearts is awful and I really like that. It's a poor fan fiction at best and a total mess of faux philosophical discussions at worse. I like Kingdom Hearts because of how insane it is. It's also dumb fun.

Thank you for so concisely summing up my own muddled feelings about KH.

Most of my favorite games I love for their story. But with KH, I honestly wouldn't even want the story to be good. It's a dumb, dumb idea that only exists purely for business synergy and weird fan service. But it's the fun kind of dumb.

When flavored with disney non-sequiturs, the absurdly over serious JRPG nonsense becomes somehow engaging. It's like a shitty movie that actually draws you in. Like with Troll 2, you don't care about the characters, but you care about the movie.

But fuck, I even liked the Gummi Ship parts, so don't listen to me.

The gummi ships in 2 were fantastic.

#9 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5108 posts) -

So how is the community stuff supposed to roll out? I beat the boss twice now and it seems like it's gonna take me in an endless loop. I'm enjoying that loop but am wondering if there is more.

#10 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5108 posts) -

The story in Kingdom Hearts is awful and I really like that. It's a poor fan fiction at best and a total mess of faux philosophical discussions at worse. I like Kingdom Hearts because of how insane it is. It's also dumb fun.