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#1 Posted by Thanatos3 (84 posts) -

Ghost in the Shell 2nd GiG (doesn't have the awful video game looking clothes), Sword of the Stranger, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Kinos Journey, Baccano!, Attack on Titan seems to be popular with the kids nowadays but I don't know if Dan could get over Erens utter insanity and psychopathic tendencies that seem to go unnoticed by all the other characters. Oh, and Haibane Renmei of course; I'm not sure he would be into that kind of thing but its anime not video games it doesn't always have to be violent, over the top, stupid, utterly shameless, and embarrassing to admit liking shonen stuff right? Unlike wrestling which totally has none of those things and it's american so it's ok to put more effort into understanding it I guess.

#2 Edited by Thanatos3 (84 posts) -

David Cage was given the National Order of the Legion of Honor (Frances highest declaration) for his contribution to the medium of video games. Miyamoto, the creator of Donkey Kong, Mario, and the Legend of Zelda, was given a lesser award for his contributions. Just thought you'd want to know.

#3 Edited by Thanatos3 (84 posts) -

@firecracker22: Celebrities get paid to tweet about their cars and shoes and drinks and all sorts of stupid shit. But Kojima and del Toro are buds and I don't think you would have to pay him to promote a mecha movie. But it is a awful lot of hyperbole.

#4 Posted by Thanatos3 (84 posts) -

Why would we not kill kids. We did in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. Much different time but if anyone could get away with the player getting attacked by child soldiers, it just might be Kojima. That bomb scene was enough to convince me that child cruelty would not be just talk like the recent games.

#5 Posted by Thanatos3 (84 posts) -

Well yes unfortunately people are excited it seems. These consoles are nothing to get excited about. All of this tech is only going to lead to increased budgets and stupidly overdone set piece games that stopped being fun to "SEE" in 2009. Also its not like Sony or Microsoft are even pretending to care about the consumers anymore, half the presentations for these consoles were not about how great the games can be and more about how many restrictions they put on the consumers. And the games they did show focused more on the specs. But i guess people are still going to buy because its been so long since a new generation of hardware has been released, not caring at all about maybe making a statement with their wallets.

#6 Posted by Thanatos3 (84 posts) -

Get a life. Seriously now this is not the end of the world.

#7 Posted by Thanatos3 (84 posts) -

Jeez this just happened too. That's too bad.

#8 Posted by Thanatos3 (84 posts) -

Kojima wanted to stop making Metal Gear after 2. He never really seemed that crazy to me as everyone says he is. Because he has fun doing marketing? He let Hayter go now that Big Boss is going to be getting older (and really by Peace Walker he sounded like someone doing a parody of snake) and it would only make sense that his voice would change. As for the Japanese voice, who knows why he stays maybe he is better at changing his voice. When was Hayter used for Ground Zeroes? Kojima is actually excited about this game and that is a good sign. The reason he pisses off his fans is because he cares about the themes of his games more than demand from the industry and fans who want more of Snake, instead he gave us one of the most important experiences in video games in the past 15 years. After fans didn't get the point of MGS2 Kojima gave us what we wanted with 3, a big manly Big Boss and his love interest breasts woman. Over the top villains and scenarios and little required codec sequences. With 4 he finally answered all the questions albeit in a unsatisfying way, with Old Snake representing how he felt about the series as a whole now. But with MGS5 he has gone all out and seems genuinely excited to deliver so if anything my respect has grown from what he did in MGS4.

#9 Posted by Thanatos3 (84 posts) -

Gameplay was better in 2 but i missed the overheating mechanic from 1. It made the combat feel special compared to every other game where you shoot things. The story in ME1 was far better in the whole series but the game itself is deeply flawed but still fun if you can look past those shortcommings. The story in ME2 is very bad, full of plot holes, retcons, and lazy writng and character stupidity. But the characters and the interactions with them are very good and the missions relating to them are done well from a character development point of view, just dont think of how it is supposed to help taking down collectors. (If illusive man was smart enough to get an army with his apparant unlimited money the game would be a few minutes long). And they never explain how anyone but Mordin can directly help take down the reapers. Besides him all you need is some powerful biotics which could be anyone. Hopefully not a distubed psychopath or dangerous justicar. But if you are in it for the gameplay ME2 is a far superior sequel.

#10 Posted by Thanatos3 (84 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

@truthtellah said:

@demoskinos said:

@truthtellah said:

Vision.

Everything so far has picked at the themes of madness, loss, pain, sight, and rebirth.

You might be on to something with that one. "V" obviously means more to the game than just a roman numeral. It could very well center around Big Boss vision for Outer Heaven.

Yeah, I think many things are pointing at how someone sees something. For example, even the reveal of the game was based around a silly illusion. Playing with expectations and things not as they appear. "Moby Dick Studios", a character saying to call him Ishmael, when you ask who he is, he points at you, crazy visions of things that may or may not be real, a mysterious giant whale with no explanation. These are all things both referencing Moby-Dick and possibly the idea that a lot of this may not be real. At least, everything is suspect. For the first time, you even have a scene set from the eyes of the main character. Vision has a lot to do with what the game appears to be regardless of if it is ultimately the main theme.

See now you have me wondering if the whole hospital scene might not be some fever dream of Big Boss or something. Either way I hardly think we've seen the tip of the iceberg here. Like I'm not even sure If I really believe anything Kojima says or for that matter the Hayter stuff just yet. Like fuck what if that whole Hayter thing ties into again vision being the fan's vision of WHO snake/BB is? Then again its 1am and I probably just need sleep. Haha.

haha. The fact that we're thinking about the possibility of that means they've already succeeded to some extent.

I think the hospital stuff is real, but parts of it aren't. For example, I think Ishmael may just be an alternate personality or imaginary friend. That, or he's a huge jerk. Because he doesn't touch you once. He points at you and guides you, but he doesn't help you up when you keep struggling to get up. He just lets you drag yourself on the ground while he keeps saying getting out of there is urgent. To me, it just seems like he isn't really there. A lot of the crazy stuff appears to be Big Boss's visions playing tricks on him; though, it may inspire his real action.

Well then it may come down to perspective. With all the long POV shots and the whole FOX VS. XOF tagline possible meaning that they could be the same but with a difference of perspective. That ties into the theme of identity ok.