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#1 imhungry  Online

I've played every mainline FF and Persona game and am in agreement that FF15 is a bad game but what a bizarrely hateful thread this is. As others have said, it's totally alright to think one game/franchise is better than some other without needing the other to fail.

Spend your energy on something else friend, it'll probably do you a lot of good.

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Cool 3D World. Sorry in advance if you look it up.

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@ape_dosmil: Yes I compared Giant Bomb to the entire Crypto space because that's what the post I was replying to did so I offered a response. That's generally how this whole 'conversation' thing is supposed to go.

I'm not entirely clear on what point you're trying to make here but I already included an even broader version of the comparison you ask for in my first post:

Estimates place energy consumption for the Bitcoin network alone at somewhere between 25 to 50 percent as much energy as total energy consumption of all data centers worldwide.

The range is wide due to differing reports on estimating global energy consumption for data centers but even the lower bound paints an ugly picture for Bitcoin specifically and crypto more broadly. I'll just include 1 link each for estimates for Bitcoin energy consumption and worldwide data center numbers.

I don't disagree that changes to how we consume streaming video would be welcome for our environment - although IMO the achievable compromise is going from 4K to 1080p rather than 4K to 720p like that article is suggesting - but so would changes to how we interact with the blockchain. If you're saying we don't need 4K video I can get on board with that (GB doesn't even stream 4K) but then we sure as hell also don't need a new get rich quick scheme for trust fund kids and investors masquerading as digital ownership in the form of NFTs. It doesn't do anything for ownership that people want you to believe it does and it contributes exactly nothing good to the majority of human society.

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#4 imhungry  Online

Oh sure, I could probably be convinced to play Soul Nomad again, I remember quite liking that game. Not too big on Phantom Brave but I guess it makes sense since some amount of the work was already done with the PC re-release all those years ago. Would have loved to have something like ZHP instead so here's hoping for that in the future.

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#5 imhungry  Online

FF14 Endwalker. Everything else I'm excited for falls under the 'I'll believe this is releasing when they give a solid date' category.

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@apewins: Obviously the climate crisis isn't suddenly going to end if the blockchain died tomorrow. In fact, I agree that as things currently stand crypto is a small part of the energy crisis and an even smaller part of the climate crisis, with absolute worst case estimates placing total CO2 emissions somewhere in the region of <0.4% globally.

But comparing GB server racks and cryptomining and then vaguely gesturing at hypocrisy is a wild take. We're talking about several orders of magnitude more electricity being consumed by the various crypto networks annually. Estimates place energy consumption for the Bitcoin network alone at somewhere between 25 to 50 percent as much energy as total energy consumption of all data centers worldwide.

Advancing the idea that anyone who contributes the smallest harm to the environment can't criticise larger structural harms to the environment is already a sucker's game, but at least do the bare minimum of reading on a topic before hopping in with the concern trolling on behalf of crypto.

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#7 imhungry  Online

This is some good and poignant self-reflection but also I think it's ok for us to just all agree that Tingle is bad whether you're young or old.

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#8 imhungry  Online

FF7 really went out of its way to make the Highwind (and its crew) feel like a part of the team.

It's probably either that or the Morgana-Van, just because its fun conceptually to be driving a cat.

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#9 imhungry  Online

How did they manage to come up with something that sounds even more like a fake thing than crypto did originally. I hate all of this.

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#10 imhungry  Online

Other than the ones you mentioned, the standout to me is probably the Rune Factory series, the Harvest Moon spin-off that introduced combat and linear storytelling to the farming simulation gameplay of the core series and the actual blueprint that Stardew Valley is based on. The two series' are still kept separate to this day, with new entries for both coming this year, and I still largely prefer Rune Factory over the mainline Story of Seasons games.

In a bit more of a grey area, as the original series is largely defunct at this point, The Legend of Heroes began as an entry in the Dragon Slayer franchise, of which all entries are standalone games, but went on to spawn its own franchise of 14 interconnected games and counting at this point.