I know I’ve talked about this before in relation to MMOs, but I think I’ve about hit my limit with regard to another form of gaming, the Android app. Most games out there are just grind-heavy, not to keep you playing the game longer, but to get you to buy premium products and services to get around the time-wasting efforts that you have to go through to actually get anywhere.
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Geez, the end of the Adventure Zone went totally to shit. It started out so good and wound up so bad, I don’t know where the whole thing went wrong, but it most certainly did.
So what happened? Well let me tell you because this is not how you run a role-playing game.
I was listening to a podcast and they were talking about Monsterhearts 2, specifically from a gay point of view. Now I have no problem with Monsterhearts 2 being very gay-heavy, they can make whatever game they want to make and I get to choose what games I buy or play and what games I simply pass on, and Monsterhearts simply is not a game I have any interest in, either the first one or the second one. I have zero interest in playing through teenage sexual angst period. But I really have to question the business rationality behind it because it seems to me that they’re really shooting for a very tiny audience.
Following the Bethesda announcements at E3, my daughter and I were talking about Fallout 4 and why some people didn’t like the game. All of the things that people complain about really don’t bother me in the least.
So I figured I’d take a look at some of the most common complaints and explain why I not only don’t have a problem with them, but why I think some of them are actual positives. Keep in mind, these are my opinions, yours may vary. Let’s get started.
I think I’ve just given up on listening to roleplaying podcasts, at least the “let’s play” variety. I finally realized that one of the major podcasts I listen to, and have listened to for a very long time, just doesn’t do anything for me anymore. Here’s what I think they’re doing wrong.
I’m not the kind of guy who plays games over and over and over again in quick succession. I think I’ve played through Fallout 3 two or three times and I’ve only gone through New Vegas once. But sometimes things break, even though they shouldn’t, and you just have to start over.
So now I’ve restarted Fallout 4 from scratch, sort of, and I’m going to see if I can do it differently than I did last time.
This has happened on more than a dozen occasions and I just don’t get it. Why is it that when you express an opinion, especially on a very pointless subject, there are people out there who fall all over themselves to demand that your opinion must be wrong because it differs from theirs.
Are these people insane?
I reviewed the first of the Tomb Raider reboot games a while ago and I knew they were putting out a new one, I just completely forgot about it until recently when I picked it up. I thought the first game was pretty decent and had about the same expectations this time around. I actually like these games more as shooters than they are platformers, although they still have that element to them, but I’m more of an FPS guy than a puzzle solving guy anyhow. So did this game make any improvements from the first? Read on to find out.
I’ve been listening to a lot of roleplaying podcasts lately and one thing that I always notice when someone is playing D&D or Pathfinder or some other fantasy system, at least when they’re playing them seriously, is that I really lose interest very quickly. I’m fine when they’re playing for laughs, but when they want the listener to take what they’re doing seriously, I just can’t do it. Fantasy roleplaying, to me at least, is a complete waste of time and here’s why.
I recently watched part of a video from a guy who spent, I shit you not, 2.5 hours explaining why he thought Fallout 4 was a bad game, or at the very least not the game that he wanted it to be. And this comes after hundreds of hours of playing a game that he finds so inferior.
So why in the hell are you doing that?