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#1  Edited By Vlad_Tiberius

Who the fuck decided that going from an FPS with personality, with spunk, with ridiculous destruction, a great score and funny dialogues to something humorless, soulless, blueish, "realistic", can't-see-shit lens flare crap is a "step up", an "evolution"?

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#2  Edited By Vlad_Tiberius

Hopefully no lens flare effects and the actors won't get shot as soon as they enter the stage

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#3  Edited By Vlad_Tiberius

@Bell_End said:

@Vlad_Tiberius said:

Calling it right now: military overblown drama without any trace of humor, restricted FOV + high contrast (too bright outdoors + too dark indoors ) + exaggerated shadow effects+ low detail + strange sepia/blueish/greenish hue + exaggerated lens flare effects + same white X-es as hit marks = can't see shit + useless camos+ headache, useless classes, exaggerated weapon sway, exaggerated loading (mostly glitched) animations, same weapons from every military shooter with the same exact attachments across the board no matter the type of weapon, huge recoil, spit-like damage, bunny hopping, spawn killing, glitches and clipping bugs to be exploited and letting spoiled, deranged and frustrated 12-year-olds run official servers/ servers dubbed as "official"

Oh, and this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-LE0ycgkBQ

you missed soild, fun gameplay

DESPERATELY HOPING to become solid, fun gameplay

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#4  Edited By Vlad_Tiberius

Calling it right now:

*military overblown drama without any trace of humor

*restricted FOV + high contrast (too bright outdoors + too dark indoors ) + exaggerated shadow effects+ low detail + strange sepia/blueish/greenish hue + exaggerated lens flare effects + low color variety + same white X-es as hit marks = can't see shit + frustration+ headache + useless camos

*poor control mapping for consoles

*poor console optimization in general

*useless classes

*exaggerated weapon sway

*exaggerated loading animations

*same weapons from every military shooter with the same exact attachments across the board no matter the type of weapon

*huge recoil

*spit-like damage

*bunny hopping

*spawn killing

*glitches, pop-ins and clipping bugs to be exploited

*letting spoiled, deranged and frustrated 12-year-olds run official servers/ servers dubbed as "official"

Oh, and this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-LE0ycgkBQ

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#5  Edited By Vlad_Tiberius

How about "the costs" for favorable reviews, exclusive previews, interviews and all that EA ass-kissing propaganda on various podcasts? Come on, because I'm curious to know how much is the EA bribe these days...

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#6  Edited By Vlad_Tiberius

@Abyssfull: Totally agree

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#7  Edited By Vlad_Tiberius

@ArcLyte:

Sorry, but nothing beats Konami. The old Konami.

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#8  Edited By Vlad_Tiberius

@Abyssfull:

I also thought the stealth part wasn't great, but not that bad either: you could take down guards with pots or stones, disguise yourself in their armor. Not something of MGS or Splinter Cell level, but decent. And those sections were also an excuse to convey the story.

Oh, and don't forget the chariot races either.

That IP certainly deserves to be built upon, because nobody ever made anything remotely similar to that game (maybe Dead Rising 2 in the gore variety department)

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#9  Edited By Vlad_Tiberius

Shadow of Rome - one of the best hack-and-slash experiences in gaming.

That title deserves both a sequel and an HD remake.

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#10  Edited By Vlad_Tiberius

@TruthTellah: I know, dude, I got it the first time, but I was talking about the freedom of OPINION, about which I think is one step above freedom of speech. Thank you for the heads-up on that show, although, again, that incident doesn't matter to me anymore, because there where other incidents, far bigger and more awful than that one that made me feel disgusted with this industry and all its "honest"people. But that doesn't mean that I despise or hate the guy; no, on the contrary, I just think that he's a funny, intelligent journalist that loves games in his own quirky way (like everybody else I guess), but I don't trust his innocence in all this and I've presented my reasons a while ago, therefore I'm not gonna repeat myself. Sure, I enjoy his jokes, sarcasm, the funny discussions about food and other shit and the unique and pleasurable atmosphere on their bombcasts, but that doesn't mean I trust him with my money (figuratively speaking) when buying a game.

Some of us know first-hand while others can only imagine the power of EA or Activision's marketing guys, the invisible strings that they pull, the major retailers' moves in this industry. When you're pumping a lot of cash into PR, marketing and the production and expect to receive millions in profit, you must be an idiot to allow yourself to be hampered by poor reviews and romantic shit like "honest" "stand-up straight journalism" and all that bullshit. And you must be a bigger idiot to believe and fall for such things, especially in an industry that invented the DLC, for fuck sakes! How many "journalists" have you heard tackling this sensitive subject and from a customer standpoint at least? NONE ! What do you hear instead? "Speak with your wallet". Yeah, do that in the single industry that still hasn't an independent regulating organism, an institution that could properly save the costumers from being ripped off or taken advantage by these big corporations, like in other, more serious industries. For example, if you get poisoned from a product, you don't"speak with your wallet", but a certain government consumer protective agency speaks for you. You get to court and then those big companies "speak with their wallets" to you, if you get what I'm saying.

But you don't see that in the videogame industry because it's the entertaining business- you don't need any rules! Yeah, it's like the Old West here.

But hey, it's videogames: it's all about having fun, awesome times, yeaah! Who cares that you're getting ripped off by everybody. Who cares that these shysters don't get to pay taxes because they took their liberty and put Obama ads in your fuckin' racing game, for example! Who cares that the media, the retailers and the publishers are shaking their hands and counting bills behind your back, laughing their ass off at you gullible idiot. You're here to pay and have fun, to talk about serious enlightening subjects like the nature of FPS, the western vs. eastern RPG philosophies, the achievements, the cyberpunk style in a certain game, the humor in a game, the voice quality and authenticity or the ending of a game, instead of "simple", "petty" subjects or questions like "who the fuck did bring that DLC shit in this business?" or "why the press didn't say anything about it and allowed it to become the norm in the biz?", "is there a logical reason for region-locking content and the separate zones crap?", "what about the recent online pass thing that slipped away from the media's scrutiny , just like the DLC shit?", "what about the console exclusivity content deals that are discriminating customers?", "what about the retail exclusive content that's also discriminating customers" , "region specific DLC ", "specific pre-order content", "false advertising" and many others. Naaah, not a sound about that.

I know a national TV program (bare in mind: national, not private!) that ceased being broadcasted just because a certain publisher that claims it's into electronic arts didn't like a review about a certain racing/ sports or dating sim game ( can't remember exactly which game was) on a show about electronics and gadgets in general, not videogames in specific.

No, let's talk instead about the ending of Mass Effect 3 and what we ate for lunch, because we don't wanna bite the hand that feeds us and we want to keep the fucking system going, right?

But hey, when you see only black zombies in game which has its story set in Africa nonetheless, some generous anime cleavage and some sexual innuendos in a J-RPG, some blood and gore and some f-bombs and racial slurs in a certain game, then all the media goes up in arms about it, "protecting" our innocence" and all that bullshit! Oh, the hypocrisy..

And , after sharing all this (and there is more of it), you're asking me to trust some guy that's been since the beginning in this biz that he refused some bribe because he just "loves" videogames and is recognized by his fellow "journalists" as a stand-up , nice , funny guy and a "professional"?! Yeah, like that would matter a lot to change all of the above!

But thank you for answering in a civilized manner!

End of huge rant and , hopefully, end of this old stupid "honest journalism" subject.