- Sep 29, 2021
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Unrelated, why the fuck do people play afk games?
I suppose the appeal is the same as the appeal of grinding, albeit without the grind: just the distilled appeal of increasing numbers and unlocking stuff. It's not for me, and I've barely played any games that even have AFK mechanics, but I think I somewhat understand it.Unrelated, why the fuck do people play afk games?
Nomura just wants to make more Lightning games
I love the FF13 trilogy, but I still wouldn't defend the first game too hard. I do like it regardless - It has some thematic weight that justifies its flaws, and I adore the setting - but it's a hard sell when you're talking about a game that takes a couple dozen hours before handing you the controller. I don't begrudge the hate that game gets.
13-2 had some great environments (the city of Academia is beautiful) and much more dicking-around potential right from the beginning (instead of waiting until twenty hours in), but it is so dumb. The game reads, understandably, like a very deliberate attempt to fix the problems people had with the first game, but that only caused its own problems. They replaced the first game's crushingly linear, inescapable-destiny plot direction with almost complete directionlessness. The structure amounts to "reach the goal by opening random doors until you find it". They replaced the first game's ensemble cast of six characters who individually don't get quite enough focus with two characters (and a moogle that turns into a bow that turns into a sword(??)) who individually get almost enough focus but aren't interesting and don't have enough other characters to play off of. The whole game is like this. Everything is wrong in the opposite direction.
Lightning Returns (or, to give it its more sensible title, 13-3) is the only one I unashamedly love, because I think it's a genuinely good game. Unique, too. There's nothing else quite like it, in gameplay or story terms, and I think it's underappreciated. Of course, it's most likely underappreciated because it's the capstone on a trilogy everyone hated, but there we are.
Microsoft seems to have a game plan, this is the second fallen from grace company they bought after Bethesda.Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard, monopoly or a push for competition from Sony and Nintendo?
Well it knocked down Sony's stock value by 12% the day it was announced so that's a good thing for them/Team Xbox.Microsoft seems to have a game plan, this is the second fallen from grace company they bought after Bethesda.
Maybe they think they can run their IPs better. I hope so, I'd love to see Beth and Blizz games not be fucking shit anymore.
The rumor mills are circulating that it might motivate Sony and Nintendo to stop being so lazy and work to become more competitive. I'm hoping by them purchasing Activision that they might be able to turn Call of Duty around, make them less shitty and perhaps have better hacking prevention.Well it knocked down Sony's stock value by 12% the day it was announced so that's a good thing for them/Team Xbox.