Shady's forum posts

#1 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

At a glance, Giant Bomb's is no better than anyone else's.

#2 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

@oodli said:

@shady said:

@oodli said:

I'm glad that reviews like Polygon's one exist, that way people who have issues with the art style and the presentation of the game have somewhere to go to and compare their own opinions and thoughts with the ones of the reviewer, while people who don't mind it (or like it) can go to reviews like Destructoid and Gameinformer.

That really shouldn't be the way review sites work for both cases.

Why so? If a reviewer has the same mindset as you and likes the kinds of games that you like, while the other reviewers don't enjoy the types of games you enjoy and have entirely different thought proccess why wouldn't you follow and read the one that matches your views?

It totally makes sense that you will inspect reviews that address the art style issue to their final verdict if it is a concern to you.

If not then there are reviews that don't address it and focus on other aspects.

I'm just saying that it's good that we have reviews that are on each side of the coin, it's not a war between reviews, just opinions, one is not better than the other (as long as the writing is solid of course).

To me, reviews are more about a person than just being an outlet for people to gravitate to for similar opinions. I read the few reviews I do because of the people that write them even if I end up disagreeing with them. If I'm just reading reviews to reinforce any preconceived notions I have about a piece of media, then the review fails as a critique. That doesn't take away from the critique itself. It says more about the person consuming it.

#3 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

@oodli said:

I'm glad that reviews like Polygon's one exist, that way people who have issues with the art style and the presentation of the game have somewhere to go to and compare their own opinions and thoughts with the ones of the reviewer, while people who don't mind it (or like it) can go to reviews like Destructoid and Gameinformer.

That really shouldn't be the way review sites work for both cases.

#4 Edited by Shady (503 posts) -

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@vegetashonor said:

@animasta: it means that the individual who struck him had outstanding warrants for his arrest. Probably shouldn't of let it get that far and just arrested his sooner.

Yes, like it's guaranteed that it would just be that easy and not the case that, you know, the guy would run the moment he knew police were coming for him.

They wouldn't have to come for him if they didn't let him out of prison in the first case.

I don't think you understand the purpose of probation.

It sure as hell isn't for letting violent criminals out onto the streets. Which is the case here.

Do you know for a fact that he was arrested for a violent crime? Usually gang members are arrested for drug possession. You can be indignant all you want, but the fact of the matter is our criminal system is already pretty harsh to the point of absurdity.

#5 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

@mariachimacabre said:

@shady said:

@jazgalaxy said:

Jeff is almost a professional hater. I feel like the only things recently he has liked is Trackmania ("ironically"), Borderlands 1 (but not 2), Fast 5, and... that's about it?

He doesn't praise things very often. To his credit, though, he agrees with me in disliking stuff that's terrible but everyone loves like Final Fantasy VII and Zelda 64... so... I still like him.

That's impressive considering he gave Ocarina of Time a 10 and has said several times it is one of the greatest games of all time.

Quite the feat.

Also calling that game terrible is the most hilarious thing. Even if you don't enjoy it. It was an astounding game when it came out. And it still holds up really well on the 3DS. And Jeff is right to have praised it so highly.

EDIT: And if @jazgalaxy is actually referring to Majora's Mask, he should have specified. I still really enjoyed MM but it wasn't nearly as good as Ocarina of Time.

I could write a 10 page essay on why Ocarina of Time is a terrible, terrible zelda game, and in many ways a poor game overall.

Basically it has to do with the fact that most of the design decisions that went into the game were a result of Miyamoto being scared people wouldn't be able to play games in 3D, which set the design trend for the decline of Nintendo software. It's why Zelda, one of the greatest hack and slash games of all time, became Ocarina of Time: the greatest hiding, waiting, and blocking games of all time.

Ha ha. I don't even know.

#6 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

@animasta said:

@jillsandwich said:

I am kidding, you guys. Just trying to be funny here.

the fact that 90% of the posters didn't get that makes me depresseed.

Only serious posts, please!

#7 Edited by Shady (503 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@shady said:

@jazgalaxy said:

Jeff is almost a professional hater. I feel like the only things recently he has liked is Trackmania ("ironically"), Borderlands 1 (but not 2), Fast 5, and... that's about it?

He doesn't praise things very often. To his credit, though, he agrees with me in disliking stuff that's terrible but everyone loves like Final Fantasy VII and Zelda 64... so... I still like him.

That's impressive considering he gave Ocarina of Time a 10 and has said several times it is one of the greatest games of all time.

I think he's referring to Majora's Mask, which Jeff is a renowned hater of.

That makes perfect sense. Also, no one calls Majora's Mask Zelda 64.

#8 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

Jeff is almost a professional hater. I feel like the only things recently he has liked is Trackmania ("ironically"), Borderlands 1 (but not 2), Fast 5, and... that's about it?

He doesn't praise things very often. To his credit, though, he agrees with me in disliking stuff that's terrible but everyone loves like Final Fantasy VII and Zelda 64... so... I still like him.

That's impressive considering he gave Ocarina of Time a 10 and has said several times it is one of the greatest games of all time.

#9 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

Jeff has bad opinions.

#10 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

Why do some of the writers (the good ones) that work at Gawker want to be associated with this company? Does money trump integrity for them? I thought that's what journalism prided itself on. Well, at least good journalism.