Sweetz's forum posts

#1 Edited by Sweetz (507 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@extomar said:

What is with Polygon these days? The other day they had something saying Riot doesn't have to beg for money like Valve does. It was not sourced and probably misquoted and completely inflammatory.

They've basically discarded the entire pretense that they're seeking to change the face of game journalism and have emerged from the chrysalis having completed their transformation into Kotaku 2.0.

Yup. Controversy generates hits and pays the bills. It also gets people to read your work in a field where egoism is part and parcel with the job (because it takes a certain amount of self-importance to build a career around the assumption that your opinions are worth listening to).

#2 Posted by Sweetz (507 posts) -

The Witcher 1 is not a good game.

#3 Posted by Sweetz (507 posts) -

Damn Chris Waters for teasing us. Otherwise it would have been a secret and we wouldn't all be waiting on pins and needles as to when we're going to get the shenanigans.

#4 Posted by Sweetz (507 posts) -

Hope the ports are alright. Does Konami have much history with PC ports?

Metal Gear Rising Revengence and Castlevania Lords of Shadow both had fairly well done PC versions.

#5 Edited by Sweetz (507 posts) -

Unless all prior Metal Gear games also come to PC, not interested, as that's not a universe I feel one can just "jump into".

I played Meta Gear Solid on a PS1, but missed all the others.

Still, cool that more Japanese companies are making PC ports now. If only Bayonetta 1 & 2 would make it to PC.

#6 Edited by Sweetz (507 posts) -

There's enough downtime in Mario Party games that they could play like 3 simultaneously, which would be awesome, but also probably too hectic to allow for proper griefing.

Also if something is actually happening, I really wish they would advertise this stuff on the ticker.

#7 Edited by Sweetz (507 posts) -

Remember Me was my Binary Domain for 2013 - meaning a very good game that was underrated (which is generally term I hate because it implies superiority of opinion, but that's exactly what I'm doing in this case) by professional critics because they couldn't look past the fact that it's fighting mechanics weren't as good as the watermark for the genre (namely Batman).

It had a fantastic setting, an interesting story, and easily one the top 3 best soundtracks of 2013.

It also featured a female protagonist (of mixed racel no less) who was intelligent, strong, and attractive but not overly sexualized; yet not a one of the "feminist" games journalists who have made names for themselves by incessantly complaining about and criticizing the industry had anything (positive or negative) to say about the game - probably because they don't generate site hits by saying nice things.

#8 Edited by Sweetz (507 posts) -

The Room 1 & 2 are two of four games I consider worthwhile compared to console and PC games (the others being Year Walk and Ridiculous Fishing). I bought an overpriced iPad over an equivalent Android tablet pretty much because of game exclusives (stuff like Infinity Blade) and found all of them to unfortunately be crap to drive in-game purchases that far, far exceed the fair value of the game (stuff like Infinite Blade...)

That said, regarding pursuit of profit - I was rather disappointed that The Room 2 didn't have any accelerometer (device tilting) puzzles because they were also making it for Android at that point, and there's completely unreliable accelerometer quality over the breadth of Android devices. So maybe the developer thought those puzzles legitimately weren't fun (I'd disagree) and decided to remove them or maybe they too compromised their vision, at least a little, in the pursuit of greater market exposure and profit.

#9 Posted by Sweetz (507 posts) -

Complaining is rarely an effective tool for change, it's much better to let the strength of your work be the agent of change.

Did a black man become president by pointing out how we never had a black president at every turn, or did he become president by making better arguments and interpreting the wants of the voter better than his competitor?

People complaining about the race and gender of who was hired are hypocritical and self-defeating. Argue why someone else would have been better for the job based on the merits of their work and not just because you wanted someone "different."

#10 Posted by Sweetz (507 posts) -

I'm listening to old podcasts and would just like to comment more than 3 years later how wrong Brad was about that DLC category ;)

I can't believe the guys kowtowed to him on Minerva's Den. Nor can I believe how hardline Brad was about that being the best when he didn't even finish Bioshock 2 proper.

As a fan of both games and DLCs, Lair of the Shadow Broker is the better DLC. It expanded and added way more to the experience than Minerva's Den.