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Posted by YukoAsho

I don't see the issue.

A developer created a game whose model runs counter to what the consumer is used to, and they're surprised that people react badly?

Take a look - this is an ecosystem created by Angry Birds, Flappy Bird, Candy Crush and the like. This is what people think mobile gaming is. To expect the culture to change for you is absurd. It's going to take years of "traditional" model releases, combined with a retreat from free-to-play, for mobile consumers to acclimate.

And think about it, are we any better? How many people here don't buy PC games unless they're on the next big Steam/GOG/Insert Platform Here sale, where we can get it for the price of a happy meal? People may not want to admit it, but we're seeing a change in the PC space as well, where massive sales have conditioned gamers not to open up their wallet until a game is stupidly discounted.

This is why we'll never see Sony and Microsoft embrace the Steam sale model. They're terrified beyond measure of what's happened to PC and mobile happening to their platforms, and quite frankly, they have every right to be.

Does Patrick realize that most of the people playing Candy Crush are women? Does he have an issue with Candy Crush players?

SEXISM! Call Anita Sarkeesian!

Posted by YukoAsho

I knew immediately that this game was going to be shit when they didn't use the classic Sonic Boom music.

It's nice to see that we've settled back into the Sonic Cycle, though.

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@mormonwarrior said:

@yukoasho said:

Couple years? I dunno, I thought Black Ops 2 was pretty awesome. Really, it was only Ghosts that crapped the bed. Though I don't think IW's pulled its weight for the series since MW2...

It's a little hard to say "Black Ops/Modern Warfare/Ghosts were kind of meh, and Black Ops II was pretty good, but now it's back to being pretty great!" I get what you're saying, but it does get confusing with annual franchises with kind of spotty track records.

Honestly, I think Treyarch gets lots of unneeded shit, likely because of CoD3 not going to PC. Just lots of PC elitists who won't forgive them no matter what. Black Ops I and II were great, they were trying new things, but not really getting rewarded because of leftover beef over CoD3.

Thankfully Sledgehammer doesn't have that baggage. It's great to see AW getting the love it deserves, and it's great to see people finally stopping with the IW worship, even if it took a massive exodus and three extremely safe sequels to MW to shake the media out of its prejudice. Don't get me wrong, AW is the most ambitious entry in the series since MW, but the hatred the Treyarch entries get is beyond silly.

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Couple years? I dunno, I thought Black Ops 2 was pretty awesome. Really, it was only Ghosts that crapped the bed. Though I don't think IW's pulled its weight for the series since MW2...

Posted by YukoAsho

Ouch! Yeah, get better soon, man. Just relax, take it easy, do whatever the doc tells you.

Man, I hope I never get shingles. I hear it's pretty dire.

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@robo said:

@yukoasho said:

I do have to say, I'm dissapointed by the "I hate Dynasty Warriors, but it's Zelda..." vibe here. Really? Is that all you want Nintendo to do? Nostalgia mine?

That has kind of been their primary MO for the past decade and a half if you look past the one or two gimmicky controls/mechanics they shoehorn in every now and then.

This game is extra disappointing because it doesn't even have that. At least that can be fun. This is just the same old story tacked on to tedious Dynasty Warriors gameplay.

Well, I wouldn't agree with DW being tedious, being a recent convert myself. It's quite a fun beat-em-up in the tradition of Final Fight or Streets of Rage, without being stupidly cheap in that arcade way.

Even this game is substantially different from recent DW games in the way the characters move, the way they grow more powerful, and the like (and no horse, at least in as far as I've gotten). However, a lot of it feels, much like the upcoming Pokken Tournament, like Nintendo just saying "Just make your games with our characters!" It's a worrying trend, especially if we end up with truly stupid shit like a Call of Duty in an Advance Wars skin. Really? Is this the only way to get Nintendo fans to try non-Nintendo games?

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You know, having no voice acting here actually bothers me MORE than in the core games. In the core games, you can read at your own pace, but here, that's not really an option, so if you're distracted by trying to kill something, you might miss out on something vital.

I do have to say, I'm dissapointed by the "I hate Dynasty Warriors, but it's Zelda..." vibe here. Really? Is that all you want Nintendo to do? Nostalgia mine?

Posted by YukoAsho

@beyondstrange: Dynasty Warriors had 14 years to reach a roster that big however. The spin-off games like One Piece and Fist of the North Star had small rosters with their first games that were increased with the sequels. I always thought it was weird that people were expecting a 30-40 character roster with this game.

Indeed. It's grown exponentially over the years. And I agree with you that there wasn't really much potential for a roster. The Zelda series doesn't really have a lot of TRULY memorable characters, as it's very much a gameplay series. Like I said, sad to see, but it can't really be helped.

Now an FF6 Musou, that would be interesting.

Posted by YukoAsho

I think we can all agree that this review is totally diesel.

@yukoasho: I thought this game had 13 characters? Is that not a lot? This is a legitimate question by the way. I haven't played a dynasty warriors game in 13 years, so I can't remember how many characters they usually have.

Weirdly, I will probably pick this up, despite the fact I am a huge Gundam fan and have resisted picking up any of the Gundam ones.

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends has over 80. 145 characters are available in Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate.