On the emotional journey that is Journey
By Wolfkin 04-25-2012 03:21 PM
-- Gaming --
Everyone else knows the Ghost Recon Future Soldier beta is live right? Where is everyone? I guess I need to check the forums for a CAG night b/c that game is a ghosttown. It also does a terrible job of telling you what to do and what's going on. Maybe there will be more people now that it's open to everyone.. it's open to everyone right?
I really really don't want to buy Journey right now. It's clearly a popular game. It's clearly going to be on sale one day. But on the other hand people literally cry. I heard about this on V.G. Confidential but now I've found it. I mean people are gonna be bringing out the whole "it's art" stupidity, and start talking about how it's a transcendent experience beyond art. just look
This one has spoilers so stop it when he says spoilers
This actually addresses one of my major concerns, he says he'll play it again. I mean 4 hour game with no replay value is a bad proposition. When Fall comes no one is playing it. It's hard enough to find anyone to play games like Hoard or You Don't Know Jack both very fun very good games that if you go online right now. You'll never find anyone to play against.
Take a shot every time he says transcendent or art. No spoilers in this one
Also in the world of gaming I've been catching up with IGN podcasts They got like 8 of them going at once so it builds up fast. Luckily Girlfight their female podcast is dead and I don't listen to the Australian one. That still leaves me with all the rest . I'm back in January because my phone wasn't accepting IGN podcasts for some reason for a long time. Anyway in the Jan 20th Episode of what I assume is GameScoop (it's unlabeled). At about 45 minutes in: Why, a listener asks, does IGN always take the side of the corporation. He cites NewGameOnlyDLCCode aka "Project $10" going too far in that it hurts people who don't necessarily have internet access. It's one thing to put the online play behind a code, stupid but ok. Batman Arkham City however puts advertised single player content (Catwoman gameplay) behind a codegate. The discussion then proceeds to take a number of insulting tangents
In short they've just defended Single player advertised content being locked behind a new game codegate. I do think Arkham City made a huge mistake with the Catwoman stuff but there is room to argue for it. They however completely fail to address the listener's concern. If you're poor and you lost internet for whatever reason this month, you bought a game and, unlike multiplayer content, you're being locked out of content you actually could play. After hearing Greg Miller yet AGAIN compare used games to cars I had to stop the episode. I put up with a lot of elitism in gaming. I have 2 articles on various ways the industry is elitist that I've been mulling over in my head for a few months but honestly I don't know if I can stomach listening to the rest of that episode.
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|Count - 04-25-2012, 04:11 PM|
|Wolfkin - 04-25-2012, 04:36 PM|
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Updated 04-26-2012 at 08:31 AM by Wolfkin
|panzerfaust - 04-26-2012, 01:03 PM|
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