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@ripelivejam: I don't really care, others brought it up. It was fairly minor in the grand scheme of things, and they already shut down, so it's not like that was a contributing factor. It was just really funny and an appropriate end cap to their entire pretentious saga.

It's just that between that and not mentioning Iron Galaxy's involvement here, it's giving me Patrick/Brianna Wu/Zoe Quinn flashbacks. Only reporting one side of a story is not fair to the readers, even under the guise of an editorial.

But hey you were trolling within the first few comments so congrats, why stop now?

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@thevgamer: the recent article on Tale of Tales' closure also left out their hilarious/terrible Twitter meltdown. Selective reporting and all that.

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@humanity: word. MGS2 doesn't hold up very well, but it was mindblowing at the time. Graphics aside, MGS4 was never good. Never.

The FF7 of that generation, if you think about it -- lots of wowee zowee cutscenes and nothing else worthwhile. Even the "improvements" in control just nullified any stealth elements because the AI did not receive an equivalent upgrade.

MGSV/GZ at least has less brain dead enemies to even the playing field a bit. My concerns with that game are more with the way the story seems to be going.

That said, I really really really want to see Drew experience the goddamn nightmare of 4.

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@humanity: to be fair the tape (or the events depicted therein) was also likely instrumental in Hogan's divorce, whether officially cited or not. His wife had mentioned infidelity specifically.

Also, fuck all Gawker sites.

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Their work might have been experimental in the video game world, but to me they always seemed like the equivalent of a pretentious student film made after watching a lot of Luis Bunuel. It didn't help that they were often very shoddily-made, relying on their faux-innovation instead of offering anything compelling.

As much as I dislike Gone Home, it at least is something approaching a competent video game instead of wallowing in self-indulgent, self-congratulatory bullshit.

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@larrydavis said:
@ozzdog12 said:

@terminatorz: The perfect Batman game was Arkham Asylum and no one will ever convince me otherwise.

Yup. And of the two released open-world games, Origins is actually better. Tighter plotting, better writing, better character designs. Too bad that it was viewed as a simple retread and Rocksteady go out of their way to shit all over it.

Edit: ayyy, looks like @mustainium is with me on this. High five!

I would probably be in complete agreement with you about Origins if there weren't multiple progress-impeding bugs and if the combat had been just a little tighter. At high level play, there were some significant issues with Batman's targeting, evading, and countering--just some light jank and inconsistency--that hadn't been present to the same degree in Asylum or City.

I never encountered any bugs, to be honest, and I do think them announcing they weren't going to fix some of it was pretty bad. But at the same time, there are certain things about game development that the general public finds hard to fathom, and it definitely is possible that it just wasn't worth it for them to spend time and money fixing something that a small minority of players had seen. I know they fixed that vent thing, which was apparently present for everyone, so at least there's that.

I didn't notice a whole lot of jank, but Batman's combat has never been particularly challenging to begin with. After getting 1000/1000 in Asylum, I never bothered with many of the challenge stuff, largely because they introduced that "campaign" thing that would make you replay maps over and over.

At the very least, Origins didn't have every single NPC talking about how Catwoman and Harley Quinn are "bitches" that they want to fuck.

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@larrydavis: Well this whole hype over this new character seems...unwarranted then.

Mmmmmhm!

I guess it's probably because, even if it is kind of the same thing, it's a "new villain" (slash antihero probably) created for the games. The others haven't had that.

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@demoskinos said:

Jason Todd is Red Hood/Robin right?

Yes. You know, the guy who wears a helmet and shoots dudes all the time.

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@ozzdog12 said:

@terminatorz: The perfect Batman game was Arkham Asylum and no one will ever convince me otherwise.

Yup. And of the two released open-world games, Origins is actually better. Tighter plotting, better writing, better character designs. Too bad that it was viewed as a simple retread and Rocksteady go out of their way to shit all over it.

Edit: ayyy, looks like @mustainium is with me on this. High five!