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#1 Edited by TheActionFigure (24 posts) -

The whole "damsel in distress" thing plays to the ages old male power fantasy. Typically our male ancestors were hunters, protectors, and providers. Naturally we've evolved to play out such things in our heads as a means of survival. How many times have we, as men, fantasized about saving the day during some anecdotal catastrophe where we were then looked upon as the object of some young women's eye? Of course pop culture throughout time will play on that, and as long as there is red blood in our veins it will never go away. However, it is incumbent to our continued evolution that we recognize such tropes, and try to be more sensitive.

Btw Sensitivity & censorship are two entirely different things in my book. If you wanna make a game, book, or movie about saving a princess you shouldn't feel insecure about expressing yourself artistically. Just be mindful that there may be men & women that experience your work.

#2 Posted by TheActionFigure (24 posts) -

Halo 3 & Reach are equally two of the best Halo games in my book. I have so many fond multiplayer memories with friends in Halo 3. By Halo Reach all of my friends moved on to other games, but I still enjoyed playing it for about 200 hours with randoms.

I've put a lot of time into Halo 4 so far, but I do have some praise & critiques. For one I love the singleplayer campaign's story better than any other game in the franchise. Here we have a Halo game that finally has a cohesive narrative that answered a lot of questions that I had about the series, and the facial animations are the bee's knees. The gameplay scenarios in the singleplayer campaign are my least favorite of all the games. When it comes to multiplayer I hear a lot of people bitch about the ranking system & loadouts, but I actually like them. I also love the multiplayer maps more than any other Halo, it's just too bad that the online community has shrunk dramatically.

#3 Posted by TheActionFigure (24 posts) -
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • Super Street Fighter IV
  • Mass Effect (series)
#4 Posted by TheActionFigure (24 posts) -

The Dishwasher games - Dead Samurai & Vampire's Smile are two of the best beat'em ups ever created. I would say that the combat system rivals even that of the first 3D Ninja Gaiden. Sure there's some wonkiness, but that all has to be forgiven when you realize that these games were created by a handful of people.

#5 Edited by TheActionFigure (24 posts) -

Over the past few years I've playtested many times throughout the course of each year. If you have a couple free afternoons it's a pretty fun gig. Most of the work I've had comes from Activision in Santa Monica, and they're generally pretty cool. Last year I got to play through the entire single player campaign of MW3 months before it came out. I've had the best experience testing for Sony because usually they get you in and playing within minutes of the proper paper work being completed. I played through Journey late last year at their Santa Monica office, and earlier 2011 I got paid to test Uncharted 3's multiplayer at Naughty Dog.

The worst part about testing is that you have to keep your mouth shut for months about the stuff you've seen.

#6 Posted by TheActionFigure (24 posts) -

@iAmJohn said:

Whoever says yes to this is a fucking moron who deserves no respect as a human being. There, I said it.

What he said.

#7 Posted by TheActionFigure (24 posts) -

GTA is easily my favorite game series. When GTA4 came out I played through it twice that month; I never do that for games that long. GTAV has been my most anticipated game since it was announced, and I hope they release it this year.

#8 Posted by TheActionFigure (24 posts) -

If they swapped that statue out for an arcade stick I would be all over this. But as it stands I already have SFIV Arcade & SSF2HD, so I'll probably pass.

#9 Posted by TheActionFigure (24 posts) -

Left 4 Dead 1 & 2, Scott Pilgrim, and the Halo games are a lot of fun co-op. I have been meaning to take Dead Island online, but I haven't yet.

#10 Edited by TheActionFigure (24 posts) -

My kids are hooked on Minecraft right now (They are 9 & 4). They also really like Castle Crashers, Rayman Origins, and Toy Story 3. In fact, in my opinion, Toy Story 3 is one of the greatest kids games ever made. It's co-op, many things to collect/unlock, and it has a excellent free roam mode. Good for all ages.