2023: Day 1
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May you cast bufu and pick up bags in the streets of Hong Kong forever, Mr. Caravella.
Great write up as always! I might jump back in a bit since I tend to go on hiatus and then coming back.
@klyith: As far as internet comments go, this is probably not one that fall under that category you mentioned.
I want to ask Greg why Friday the 13th and not Dead By Daylight?
I know, I know its 2017 but who the hell cares when the game is released in guest lists, right?
Wait, are American beers already "flat" by nature or something? Because getting beers early on only to drink it a long time after it's poured is usually considered a terrible idea where I live.
Do they sell Buckfast where you live?
@2headedninja: That ignorant comment was in response to the other comment included in the quotes by the way not you directly but I wanted to address everyone with the second part.
I didn't play the previous games and I'm enjoying this one a lot. Maybe having an open mind helps?
Ignorance and open-mindedness are not the same thing...
I appreciate this review Brad, it's exactly what I feared. The potential for interesting gameplay and story ideas is nearly unlimited, but appears completely wasted.
Wait, what? So, those of us that enjoy the game are ignorant? So, how much of it did you play?
Dude, as someone who has played the previous games I don't think calling people ignorant for not having played the previous ones is the way to go here.
I'm enjoying the game but I agree a lot on the points Brad lined out here and he is probably the biggest fan of these games among the staff. The passion he has pretty much shows in this review and I can feel how he was disappointed. I may have rated it three stars and I'm thinking Brad also would have done the same if he didn't encounter those frustrating technical issues like the one embedded in this video but everything else is valid (like the combat being enjoyable, etc.).
I was thinking the saaaame thing
@nethlem: Yeah I see your point but as much as this game has his name or brand on it, it's not like the other games had bad writing or dialogue. Sure his novels weren't high literature but they were not that bad or flat. I just felt like the writing team just went with the lowest common denominator when they wanted to go for humor. Plus, I don't think anybody remotely related to Tom Clancy had any input in the writing whatsoever since Ubi pretty much bought his name and brand and can just use it without having to ask permission or input. (On a side note: Tom's son, Thom Clancy, is a pretty good dude)
I'm going to admit perhaps it may have been just tongue in cheek on the writing team's part and that they were really going for that kind of dialogue intentionally like what the guys were thinking during the Bombcast and with that frame of mind, it does seem a bit funnier to think about if that was actually true.
You really have to resort to saying that real soldiers in the documentaries actually talk like that as the excuse for really terrible writing? This game isn't about celebrating our armed forces, and if you really want that type of stuff, you don't go looking for that in this video game nonetheless, there are better ways to do that or rather better examples. And then you really just have to follow it up with this...come on now.
And OF COURSE this is what all army people are like - sigh. I mean look I know this is a terrible liberal site but seriously.
Use your keyboard!
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