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Re: mass effect: no man's sky

Postby exploited » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:06 pm

NAB wrote:I like your approach ex, I take a similar approach to movies. I'll check the aggregate reviews sometimes prior, but won't let them keep me from seeing if I'm really interested in said movie.

Unless they're below 50%, then I won't bother.


What really bothers me is that the PC gaming community honestly approaches games with the same attitude they would a major purchase, such as a car or a house. These guys will literally sink hours and hours into reading and watching reviews about a particular game, talking about it online, analyzing the trailers, etc. It is so goddamned annoying. If you think it looks good or could be good, whether based on a trailer, some sort of past experience with the franchise, the director or team working on it, etc., buy it and give it a shot. At this point, I can guarantee you that John Galt has spent more time listening, reading and watching about Andromeda than I have playing the actual game...

It is bizarre, to be frank, and the PC gaming community has ruined dozens of perfectly adequate games simply by being so self-absorbed and hyped up prior to launch. Galt is probably gonna pick this game up on sale, and when he plays it, it will be after six months of extensive reading about why it sucks... and he won't enjoy it, he won't be able to talk about it fairly, etc.
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Re: mass effect: no man's sky

Postby John Galt » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:27 pm

nab, that isn't his approach. his approach is to pay for a game months before it even launches. it could launch with .01% positive reviews and he would have bought it.

i don't know that i will ever play me:a, i may watch a lets play though, maybe

what is the point of preordering? a long time past you would want to preorder a game so you had a copy. are there only so many digital copies around? no, of course not. so they put all sorts of bonuses in the preorder that are only available with preorder. but why?

the only conceivable reason is so that you will pay for something before anyone has had a chance to review it. if it was worth it, the reviews would state that, and increase sales. preorders try to increase sales without any knowledge about the game itself.

i personally don't give a shit about DRM, or microtransactions. i don't play games with microtransactions, or, if i do, i never pay for them. ive bought absurd amounts of dlc for various games and i will pay full price for games that are worth it.

there's a game i love called factorio which has a demo. yeah, a demo. some games still have them. some games give you an actual preview before you buy it. in this case if you buy EA's 10 dollars a month service for ????? then you could also get 10 hrs of playtime before launch, so there's kind of a demo,one you have to pay to play said demo of the game... well, after the demo went so poorly and people ripped on it, i doubt EA will do that again. instead they'll continue to get people like you to pay for it

why does it matter to me? because i wanted the game to be good. i'd rther they pushed it back another 2 years and came out with something legendary then to release it now. if it is finanical failure it would cause them to reassess. and they do, look at ubisoft, they stopped pumping out assassin's creeds every year as a result of negative fan feedback. exploited what you're suggesting is that people shouldn't listen to or trust the news reviews they should trust the truthiness that only comes from within that comes from pure ignorance of playing the game with no knowledge whatsoever about it
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Re: mass effect: no man's sky

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Re: mass effect: no man's sky

Postby The Comrade » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:44 pm

ex trolling you cuz
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Re: mass effect: no man's sky

Postby exploited » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:49 pm

John Galt wrote:nab, that isn't his approach. his approach is to pay for a game months before it even launches. it could launch with .01% positive reviews and he would have bought it.

i don't know that i will ever play me:a, i may watch a lets play though, maybe

what is the point of preordering? a long time past you would want to preorder a game so you had a copy. are there only so many digital copies around? no, of course not. so they put all sorts of bonuses in the preorder that are only available with preorder. but why?

the only conceivable reason is so that you will pay for something before anyone has had a chance to review it. if it was worth it, the reviews would state that, and increase sales. preorders try to increase sales without any knowledge about the game itself.

i personally don't give a shit about DRM, or microtransactions. i don't play games with microtransactions, or, if i do, i never pay for them. ive bought absurd amounts of dlc for various games and i will pay full price for games that are worth it.

there's a game i love called factorio which has a demo. yeah, a demo. some games still have them. some games give you an actual preview before you buy it. in this case if you buy EA's 10 dollars a month service for ????? then you could also get 10 hrs of playtime before launch, so there's kind of a demo,one you have to pay to play said demo of the game... well, after the demo went so poorly and people ripped on it, i doubt EA will do that again. instead they'll continue to get people like you to pay for it

why does it matter to me? because i wanted the game to be good. i'd rther they pushed it back another 2 years and came out with something legendary then to release it now. if it is finanical failure it would cause them to reassess. and they do, look at ubisoft, they stopped pumping out assassin's creeds every year as a result of negative fan feedback. exploited what you're suggesting is that people shouldn't listen to or trust the news reviews they should trust the truthiness that only comes from within that comes from pure ignorance of playing the game with no knowledge whatsoever about it


Of course I would have played it, even with terrible reviews. Why? Because I am familiar with the series, enjoyed every game so far, and don't give one shit about what anyone else thinks about that. I even enjoyed the ending to ME3! Hell, one of my favourite games of all time received 68% on Metacritic. I don't care, because I liked it.

Speaking of liking things, did I mention that I like Mass Effect Andromeda so far? And that literally every single game I've preordered has given me hours and hours of entertainment, and I do not have any buyers remorse? Even SimCity 5 was worth the small amount of money I paid for it.

That's the thing, Galt. You want to go into whatever game with the same amount of knowledge as you'd have collected if you were buying a car. It is sad dude. These are games. They are supposed to be fun. They are supposed to be new and unknown. That is precisely what provides half the excitement, is seeing what the developers planned for the first time. Now, you quite clearly have much more cares to give about the video game industry than I do - in other words, I'm a filthy casual, and you're not. But again, there is nothing wrong with that. Please, for the love of God, stop worrying about the decisions people make in re: video games. Stop posting about preorders and why you dislike them. I don't care. I also don't care what X Reviewer said about the game... ever. Even if it validates me.

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Re: mass effect: no man's sky

Postby exploited » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:08 am

About 10 hours in so far.

Score remains the same. It is a good game, nothing spectacular, has some bugs and glitches, but in my experience, nowhere close to the craziness that other people are experiencing.
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Re: mass effect: no man's sky

Postby John Galt » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:57 am

i watched a fairly hilarious video about the 5 year + 40 million dollar game that is ME:A, and it ended with the bioware logo fading back from the forefront to be surrounded by the likes of Bullfrog, Maxis, Westwood, Mythic, etc. i felt that was a bit harsh but... maybe

by the way, the price on PC is already at $44 a week after release so how that preorder working out for you
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Re: mass effect: no man's sky

Postby exploited » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:12 am

John Galt wrote:i watched a fairly hilarious video about the 5 year + 40 million dollar game that is ME:A, and it ended with the bioware logo fading back from the forefront to be surrounded by the likes of Bullfrog, Maxis, Westwood, Mythic, etc. i felt that was a bit harsh but... maybe

by the way, the price on PC is already at $44 a week after release so how that preorder working out for you


Pretty good man. I've got to enjoy a decent game while my wife was on a girls trip in Mexico, and even though I paid $60 for it and could have saved $14, it was worth it. There is a TON of stuff to do in this game so I'll more than get my money's worth.

So how many hours would you say you've dumped into a game you are unlikely to play, at this point?
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Re: mass effect: no man's sky

Postby NAB » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:16 am

exploited wrote:
John Galt wrote:i watched a fairly hilarious video about the 5 year + 40 million dollar game that is ME:A, and it ended with the bioware logo fading back from the forefront to be surrounded by the likes of Bullfrog, Maxis, Westwood, Mythic, etc. i felt that was a bit harsh but... maybe

by the way, the price on PC is already at $44 a week after release so how that preorder working out for you


Pretty good man. I've got to enjoy a decent game while my wife was on a girls trip in Mexico, and even though I paid $60 for it and could have saved $14, it was worth it. There is a TON of stuff to do in this game so I'll more than get my money's worth.

So how many hours would you say you've dumped into a game you are unlikely to play, at this point?


Let's hear more about this girl's trip to Mexico. Seriously, this thread needs some seasoning pronto.
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Re: mass effect: no man's sky

Postby exploited » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:20 am

They swam in caves, danced alot, drank alot, slept alot, visited some ruins, one of the married girls made out with some hot Mexican bartender, my wife and her best friend sent me three revealing photos of them on the beach which was great. They did the Coco Bongo's thing, which was wild, saw a Michael Jackson impersonator, sailed on a pirate ship, drove ATVs, etc.

Pretty generic Mexican resort trip but they had a blast hanging with all the girls.
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