Snail's forum posts

#1 Posted by Snail (8612 posts) -

The word gamer is complete bullshit, even for reasons that have nothing to do with sexism.

There's no equivalent for people who watch movies or listen to music, because those people don't try to brand themselves as part of a cult, as a lot of people who play video-games apparently want to do - probably due to the fact that it's still a sub-culture industry when compared to the two other aforementioned ones.

And whoever is defending the usage of that stupid word is only making sure that video-game culture will remain that way.

#2 Posted by Snail (8612 posts) -

That console was a day one buy for me! Never regretted it.

I might be buying Bayonetta 2 if I get enough money for it, as all the raving reviews got me intrigued enough to want to look past the game's exaggerated eroticism, which always turned me off from the franchise. I just don't get why it's there, it seems exploitative and distasteful. Maybe I'm wrong - after this critical response, I actually want to find out.

#3 Edited by Snail (8612 posts) -

Hint: subtitles are visual things. You see them, you don't hear them.

Think about that.

#4 Edited by Snail (8612 posts) -

If I had to guess what the rationale is behind these fighters, I would say that if the clones weren't there, those slots would probably be empty. It's most likely due to available space/bug testing/other logistics or something along those lines - you're not really creating a whole new fighter, just altering an extant one enough that it warrants more than a reskin.

I don't hate them. They can give a slightly different twist on a character I already enjoy. I've had fun playing as Dark Pit, for instance. I wish Kid Icarus wasn't as disproportionately represented in the game (in the roster and otherwise) but I've found that, kinda like Wolf was to Fox, Dark Pit is a more powerful albeit slower twist on a character I played a ton of in Brawl - which is a fun thing to have.

I too wish there were more original characters but I don't even know if that's a logistically feasible thing to demand of the development team (at least in keeping with the parity between the 3DS and Wii U, since the latter could probably handle a much larger roster... I guess).

EDIT:

@jjor64 said:

From Sakurai in a Famitsu interview.

''There are 3 fighters [Lucina, Dark Pit, and Doctor Mario] that are alternate models (clones) in the game. Each was originally a color variation, but during development, they were given balanced characteristics. Since their functionality had differences, forms were separated from each other. However, it was vital that this didn’t increase the required man-hours. Some relative tuning was sufficient as it wasn’t necessary to create balancing from scratch.''

GoNintendo Linkage

^Basically what I was saying.

#5 Edited by Snail (8612 posts) -

It's The Last Guardian. It's Last Guardian DLC for Smash Bros.

#6 Edited by Snail (8612 posts) -

Yeah just wait duder.

#7 Posted by Snail (8612 posts) -

@l33t_haxor: You can just open this link in an incognito window (or log out and revisit the thread), and the results will be right there.

#8 Posted by Snail (8612 posts) -

I wish they'd engineer a way to get stats on how many people use which version of the site, if they haven't already.

#9 Posted by Snail (8612 posts) -
@icyeyes said:

@snail: I think Jeff reviewing it is a "mistake", not because his opinion is "wrong", but because he obviously doesn't enjoy any of the MMO trappings that are the core of the experience. Same as it would be a "mistake" if I reviewed a sports game because I have no interest in them and would probably find the experience terrible. There's a reason people review games in genres they actually like.

It will be a review worth reading, and a valid opinion. I don't see what your complaint is.

#10 Posted by Snail (8612 posts) -

They're too big, and the 5S was better looking than either of them.

Still, taking into consideration the somewhat significantly upgraded innards of the 6, I would probably go with that one given the option of getting any of the 6's and 5's for free. Shame that it's heavier though.