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  1. That was just an example of my post, not the heart of it. But since you want to focus on it, do you by chance have any examples of your own. What threads have you created in dark souls communities? I would like to see them.
  2. Title. I recently found someone on the gamefaqs forum (yes yes I know, the gamefaqs community forum is awful), bashing the community of a game which I never thought someone would say has a bad community. I mean this community has never had drama that I'm aware of, and it has a fanbase dedicated enough to make a free translation patch for 2 of the largest games (text to translate wise) ever, with its old vets being active in multiple discussion forums answering all the questions everyone has, even the ones they've seen hundreds of times with patience and understanding. But.. according to some dude on the net, the community is awful. I'm not here to defend that specific community though. I find that EVERY game community gets shat on by people. Take the dark souls community. They're cool to hate on, and everyone claims they're nothing but a bunch of bots spamming everyone with 'git gud'. But the fact is if you have an issue with the game and want advice, people will no doubt give it. If you have a less than great opinion about some aspect of the game that seems relevant to the topic at hand, or even if you just want to review the game and point out some flaws in a constructive manner, people listen. But if you go on making wild claims like the game is poorly designed and only a masochist enjoys it, git guds will be seen, and frankly that response is more respectable than that which they were targeting. Dark souls isn't the only one, but it is one of the best examples of a community many people seem to loathe that really isn't bad at all IMO. There are some communities which even I think is a dark horrible place, namely DoTA (and even then that was during warcraft 3, I have no idea what modern dota players are like now), and often PVP sub-communities within games that aren't strictly pvp. My purpose though isn't to try and convince people that x community is not bad, but rather... I think people need to grow up and learn to filter the good from the from the bad. You can ignore the bad, and I don't just mean /ignore, but you can often do that too, and you can focus on the good. It's WAY easier to do that when it comes to online communities than pretty much EVERYTHING ELSE in life. So why the fuu do people focus on the bad and blow off the good so often online? It makes no sense. I think one of the things is something I all too often feel people do not do both online and in real life. They interpret things the worst way possible when it's not from a friend or family member. Like if someone says something that isn't clear if it's something really mean or something not mean, people just ASSUME they meant the mean one. I mean a good example is the perfectly civil and good sportsmanship term 'GG' after a game for 'good game'... Like a professional sports game where people shake hands after a match or whatever. it's just polite, it shows you respect your opponent. Even if they got wrecked, you say it to show your respect for your opponent. Even the best players have bad days. But no, people now think GG is to be taken sarcastically, and now they hardly ever use the term because of such. People need to stop acting like everyone else is out to get them, and maybe they will see that every darn community ever on the Internet isn't a bad place.
  3. Vice city for me too. I liked the city layout the best. I also liked the buy new buildings to make wages for you and provide new missions thing. I never noticed anything wrong with the combat. Did you play it on a console instead of a pc? I never could get into SA, something about the dusty atmosphere. freakin everything was brown, and I'm not talking about the people.
  4. I see people say they do this all the time, it baffles me why anyone would care. That said I never would, if only because I have a cat that always crawls all over me when I sit at my computer. A little cloth goes a long way to making claws feel less sharp.
  5. Why no capcom? Speaking of capcom, is there any other game by a sleezy company that is so different from their regularly sleezy policies than monster hunter is to capcom?
  6. 10 bucks says 99% if not more of the votes will be cast by people who haven't played all of the games listed...I mean I haven't, so I wouldn't blame them, but I can't in my right mind vote and say this game is better than that game at xx when I haven't very well even tried other game.
  7. Speaking of xenosaga, I just heard they are remaking it on the switch. I don't have a switch and I'm going to be kicking rocks all the way home if I have to get one now just for this (well I would like to try zelda too and maybe another game but still), but I hope they take this opportunity to make the series the way they planned to to begin with, and not a rush job episode 3 with a derp job lets turn things upside down episode 2.
  8. Nope. not mistaken. I didn't say the trails in the sky series has more than 6 games blah de blah. I specifically mentioned that trails int he sky had more than 6 games that came after with continuity in the story, cuz it does. That said, I don't see why you are convinced you know how 6 games would play out when you admit you never even played 1 and 2. Junior was more the protagonist in 2 than Shion, but it did do a little FF6 style jumping around. 1 did as well but yeah it was around shion mostly. I think it's also presumptuous to assume that what happened in 3 is how 6 would have ended as well. It's very possible that 3 simply ended in whatever way provided the most closure within one game. All your complaints are around shion too. I agree, shion was a pretty annoying character. Though they seemed to drop the 'uberhuman' lore that was insinuated around her. in 3 none of that happened. But there were hints towards it in 1 and 2 (the best example is very early on in 1 where she has like an entire squad of mechs blasting a full clip of machine guns at her and she miraculously manages to not get hit. It looks stupid hollywood lucky star wars bad guys can't aim kinda thing at the time, but many of the hardcore fans felt it meant something else). Bottom line is, your assuming 6 games would stretch out all the bad and add nothing good. Given you haven't bothered to play 1 and 2, I don't see why you would think more games would be good since you didn't even play what is there. I think it's safe to say that fans of 1 and 3 would have appreciated more. I'm weird and I actually like 2 as well but I can see why other people may not.
  9. did it really come first? huh. 6 isn't too much though. I always felt that was a terrible argument for something. Particularly story-driven rpg games with actual continuity. I mean we have so few. Most are like final fantasy where one game in the series has no relation to another one (except for ones that people hate on to begin with, wut). For example, trails in the sky has MORE than 6 games with continuity in the story, and people are still craving more. Each of the games are longer than xenosaga too to boot. Yeah s ome people say the storytelling is too slow. But lots of people like it like that. Market doesn't have enough 'slow', long story-driven games, and it is flooded with the other end of the spectrum, how can you say one of the few games that WOULD have provided a starving market what they were asking for needed to be cut?
  10. I was gonna say xenosaga episode 3... Of course that series never got its planned succession either. there were supposed to be 6 episodes, but they changed so much shit in episode 2, wonder why it didn't sell, and decided the whole series was at fault so they cut it short. ffs. Almost as stupid as the cop-out excuse that t hey didn't make secret of mana 2 in the west because it was too big to fit on a western snes cart when Terranigma took more space, and even if that was true, it took them like 2 years of planned localization and THEN they determined it wouldn't fit? really?
  11. Nobody cared about lootboxes until overwatch, which is sad because there are older examples that are also more agregious. I liked world of warcraft when it was new, I even liked it when I quit during the lich king expansion. But I really dislike what they did to the whole colour coded rarity/power trend. There were other, older games that had color coded rarity/power, with diablo being one of the biggest examples. WoW however kinda made it balanced in a way that games started making the more rare colours less exciting, and more of a level balance thing. I mean when you played diablo or diablo 2. Blues (the least spiffy magic item) were always worth looking at at the very least. I mean even a kings sword of haste or godly plate of the zodiac were blues! But generally they were throw away if they weren't an item type you needed specifically or whatnot. And when you hit level cap you faced the toughest enemies, getting those golds or legendaries were always a wow moment. But nowdays these games are like.. when you're at level cap, you can safely ignore pretty much every colour except the super rarest legendary one because those are simply the 'par'. They are also far more common and seeing it drop is no longer exciting, but is not taken for granted to the point where you feel ripped off if you DIDNT get a legendary in some 1 hour run of something. I miss the days when loot was fun and exciting.
  12. I hate gambling in my games, and I've seen it as a problem long before overwatch or loot boxes. The biggest culprit are korean mmos. I think games like Elsword and Vindictus for example are excellent games, but they reek of profiting off of conning youth into gambling. While they do in fact have boxes you pay for with random crap, often crap with the mere hope of something amazing. They also have a non-box thing which is even worse IMO. Basically they make it so you can upgrade your equipment up to a certain point (like +5 or +6 or something), but beyond that, the price of failure (and it's a random success/failure thing) are not only high as foo, like. your equipment breaks completely and you have no way to get it back without surprise, buying an item you can only get using RL cash. But also resetting its upgrade back to 0. In addition they make the chances of failure higher than the chances of success! To make matters worse they also make it so that the power level of each upgrade goes higher and higher each time. So much so that a mediocre +10 item can blow the socks off of the best +6 item in the game. and goodness knows if you got the most powerful in the game at +10! I honestly don't get how these schemes are so profitable. I played these games and refused to cooperate with their tactics, often making it an uphill, but satisfying battle to maintain a certain level of viability for end game content. But the number of people/friendslist people, forum people, etc who admit to spending hundreds or thousands of dollars each year to these games is not insignificant. They always say how stupid they are for doing it, and they do it again and again. Honestly I feel it's wrong even if these games didn't profit from kids potentially. i mean even adult-only casios and whatever have heavy government regulation. But these games get away with it scott free. Frankly overwatch loot boxes are pristine in comparison imo. And yeah I know western governments trying to crack down on korean mmo tactics would probably only make them not bother localizing to that country rather than try to adopt another profit scheme but still, it's something I would like more people to be aware of/vocal about.
  13. I haven't played it yet but it looks to me like it's definitely worth it if you enjoyed destiny 1 and you really wish you could play it on a pc. If you didn't try destiny 1 BECAUSE you can't play it on pc... Well let's just say I enjoyed 1 more than I ever though I'd enjoy an fps on a console. I mean I love my consoles but I would never play a fps game on a console if I ever had the choice. I think my pc is too old for 2 though qq. Upgrading hurts right now too cuz the price of pc components is sky high atm cuz of stupid e-currency data mining or whatever its called. grr.
  14. Sorry that I can't help with advice, but I'm just curious if you don't mind indulging me. But what's wrong with using a 3ds or psvita, or a switch I guess? I'm guessing that you don't want to whip out an object that is strictly a game device while your'e working because it will look unprofessional or something while a phone you can kinda get away with but I dunno for certain. I personally have the same reason but my 'sit around and do nothing' time for my job is not really high. It happens on occasion but not terribly often. Normally when my boss' boss calls my boss to a surprise meeting juuust as I happen to finish all my paperwork and tasks. My job isn't something where I can 'find' something else to do either since it involves lots of confidential information so taking the initiative to do something else without permission is bad.
  15. On phone eill type like dung. I have mixed opinions on boss skipping. On one hand its no big deal to me because its basically a lesser level select skip. Rather than skippable bosses you can just have a stage/scene select cheat. But at the same time it IS a chest of sorts and I cant help but feel people who are calling for such a feature are simply bad gamers or dont want to be gaming. The former are gamers too and I have respect for people who can enjoy something even if they arent good at it. The latter shouldnt be playing games. And game critics simply shouldnt fit in either catagory unless they are playing a genre they hate, in which case the publication or site should have another staff cover said game. Also about difficulty being non existant or whatever. Thats just sophistry imo. While its true that a developer likely has intentions and guidelines to how a player will play to beat said game, and while each player follows them the vast majority of the time. There is still a level of sifficulty to follow that path. Just like a team sport. The path to victory is always the same where you try to shoot balls into your opponents net or whatever, and keep the ball away from your opponants in general. However beating. The local schoolkids in basketball is going to be easier than beating the chicago bulls or whatever even though your fundamental strategy is going to be much the same.