Thusian's forum posts

#1 Edited by Thusian (79 posts) -

I wish I was as even tempered as you Alex, I have some anger issues, but I get help. Its great that you are concerned about other people, but if it is piling up big time, make sure to look at some self care. As fortunate as you said you are, this can really eat away at you and we wouldn't want it to drag you down.

As for the issue itself, I agree, even if there was some ethics in journalism concern, the response being the harassment we've seen is some two wrongs make a right type shit.

#2 Posted by Thusian (79 posts) -

Over the course of the past ten years the term Gamer to me has referred to a club, or a clique if you will. One that does not see me as a member. I got out of games for a long time and when I got back in, in my late twenties, my tastes were very different. I don't like grim gritty things that much any more and "Mature" games tend to leave me cold. I never clicked with the GTA style open world game and FPS games were never my bag either. As budgets bloat and things get tighter the "gamers" seem to be pressuring the studios to focus more and more on what I don't especially care for.

What is troublesome to me is it seems to be working. Nintendo, the company that makes most of what falls in line with my tastes (yes I acknowledge that they eff up a lot about the platform) is falling by the wayside. I like party games a genre pretty much spat on by what is considered the "core gamer" so as fades Nintendo, so do I. I enjoy some of the indie stuff, but I do like to get a bigger scale game and as of recently, I have fewer and fewer options to get something whimsical that has any effort put in.

More concisely its a label people want to hold as exclusive not inclusive, and they way that some are defining it is, a certain colour, a certain gender, a certain orientation and with the "right" tastes. If they are the important consumer, then I may be forced out of the hobby or at least to its fringes on the odd mobile or portable game. Which is kind of a bummer.

#3 Posted by Thusian (79 posts) -

So his method of extracting revenge for his niece being killed is to cause so much havoc that likely many people's nieces, nephews, grandmas, fathers etc are killed. Nice logic. What is it with writers these days its like Man of Steel. Superman was cool with the kind of collateral damage he was causing fighting Zod, but once he saw one family up close he had to protect them. So heroes in the modern world can't exercise empathy unless they get to make a direct connection with the people they need to protect.

I'll go back to Captain America when I want a hero thanks. All these emo/macho heroes need to go back to the 90s and stay there.

#4 Edited by Thusian (79 posts) -

I am hoping we see More about the Yarn Yoshi game and X, what looks to be a follow up to Xenoblade. Oh and while we're on things that were announced in that winter Nintendo Direct, how about an update on SMT X Fire Emblem. I expect those will be the freshest feeling things in the Nintendo stuff, besides the Wonderful 101, and I expect we will get an update on the progress of Beyonetta.

Honestly I am a little worried that that's as much as my tastes will be catered to. Killzone and COD type stuff has left me feeling cold lately and if there was something like a Viva Pinata shown I will be more likely to sit up and take notice.

Best part is with expectations low, I have less of a chance of feeling let down. I might finally see a game that gets me excited for the other guy's new boxes. Remote play through Vita is exciting to me, but if accomplishing that requires a $500-$600 investment I'll have to wait until my own economics and price drops meet up.

#5 Posted by Thusian (79 posts) -

Along the lines of Gabe from PA I would like to give my thoughts on the ending of Mass Effect 3 in response to This article on Gamefront

Brevity

I agree that I view the entire game as the ending so I don't have a problem. Also you could consider the entire sequence on the citidal to be the ending in which case the ending was plenty long, you just got to interact with it instead of just watching it.

It’s Confusing

“I made some synthetics to kill you every 50k years so you would not be killed by synthetics”

So the AI who turns out to be the villain had flawed logic, that's what made him the antagonist.

Lore Errors and Plot Holes

I view the explosion of the Mass Relays to be different from that in the Arrival. The force is being dispersed through the network so its not wiping out the systems. That's how I interpreted it, that's the thing about a work like this its open to interpretation.

As for the question as to why Joker is traveling through the Mass Relay I thought about just how long I was up there, not just awake, but from the looks of things I was out for a while. Its entirely likely that the squad, even if they wanted to look for my body, had to pull out when I got zapped. They would have fallen back to a shuttle and gone to the Normandy. At that point it is possible that a strategic retreat was being called for or that the Normandy was being sent ahead as a nimble forward scout (with the capability to contact earth forces) to notify the rest of the fleet which system they should evac to so that they did not just go from one bad reaper fight to another. They said it took the Reapers a long time to take out the Prothians likely due to similar events.

Key Philosophical Themes Are Discarded

I really don't get this part of the argument either.

Player Choice Is Completely Discarded

But all of my choices affected which of the three I chose. I took Synthesis and in retrospect I wish I had chosen control relative to how I thought my Shep felt. I could not destroy because the Geth and Quarians had achieved peace, it did not seem right as I would be changing my view on the idea that synthetics and organics can live in peace. I did not try control, because I was not confident. Now since I looked up other endings I see that control works (unless you think the whole thing is indoctrination) I would have chosen that option as I think my Shepard would believe that he should not control the way life evolves. At least in my ending Joker and EDI can have some borg ass kids. PEACE!

#6 Posted by Thusian (79 posts) -

@e_p: Thank you and everyone else who replied to me, and yes I was exaggerating for effect. Still I find them to be a little larger than your typical Kickstarter fare. I don't wish them ill and I do hope publishers and investors see interest in other genres.

#7 Posted by Thusian (79 posts) -

@Nethlem: I agree 100%

#8 Posted by Thusian (79 posts) -

I am torn on this and maybe I don't know enough about the current state of Double Fine. I feel like they should be established enough that they can round up funding without Kickstarter. I feel like their brand recognition may overshadow indies trying to fund games on Kickstarter. I don't wish them ill I just get nervous, at what point is Bioware using Kickstarter and eating the lunch of a future Mojang?

#9 Posted by Thusian (79 posts) -

I am torn on this and maybe I don't know enough about the current state of Double Fine. I feel like they should be established enough that they can round up funding without Kickstarter. I feel like their brand recognition may overshadow indies trying to fund games on Kickstarter. I don't wish them ill I just get nervous, at what point is Bioware using Kickstarter and eating the lunch of a future Mojang?

#10 Posted by Thusian (79 posts) -

@Tesla: The eshop has gotten better, not as good as the iTunes store, but some quality titles none the less and those games only cost a few dollars.