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1/5: Not Worth Playing 2 40.00%
2/5: Not Very Very Good 1 20.00%
3/5: Decent 0 0%
4/5: Very Very Good 0 0%
5/5 : A True Classic 2 40.00%
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Btw, before Yorke accuses me of being a "hater": I don't disrespect anyone for liking any game or whatever. In my view, tastes are entirely subjective and there's no way in which my subjective experience of a game should be expected to be mirrored by someone who isn't me, and vice verse.

I just don't like these games at all. I'm not having fun with them. I even strongly dislike the atmosphere of the Arkham games, and indeed most AAA games. They feel soulless to me and I just don't have a good time. It's really no impulse to be an elitist snob or anything. I'm just literally not connecting with these games and I'm not having a good time with them at all.

Some games just connect with me where others fail. I'm happy as a clam playing Armored Core 5, while Assassins Creed is about as fun as a root canal for me. It's just the way it is. Psychology, biology; whatever.
Nothing wrong with that. Hell, I don't see any of your posts in here as acting like you're some for of elitist or w/e. I could list off many games that I don't like. It seems like you prefer older games as opposed to more up to date games. Maybe that's just my assumption. Again, nothing wrong with that. I'm just the complete opposite.

Plus, not ALL AAA games are like that, but I will admit that a lot of them are pretty crappy. Lots of exceptions tho.

I also do somewhat agree on what you say about critical consensus but if a lot of people like a game and I don't, I do try the game again or I will to play it later. Hell, I didn't play Witcher 3 until several years after its release.
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If I ever get a PS4 or XBox One I might give Witcher 3 a shot, but I've tried numerous times to get into Witcher 2 and been left cold each time.
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Old 09-02-2018, 10:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If I ever get a PS4 or XBox One I might give Witcher 3 a shot, but I've tried numerous times to get into Witcher 2 and been left cold each time.
It's got a bit of a slow start but once you get past that, it opens up a lot. I gotta get back into it because it's been a while. Graphically it's spectacular. It's a beautiful game to play with some really engaging combat.
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It's not even just that it starts slow -- I'm used to that with RPGs -- it's that the story feels like the writing of a hack who desperately wants to make Game of Thrones but all he can do is shallow, grim 'n' gritty nonsense. And while I haven't really explored the combat as I've never gotten more than a couple of hours into the game, it feels at least mildly tedious. And that's not even talking about the ****ty characters: **** Geralt and his macho, wish fulfillment, emotionless voice, corny-haired, stupid-eyed, generic ****hole of a toilet accident characterization.
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I do agree in some aspects to be fair. I haven't really connected to the story in Witcher 3 because it just seems far too dense for a game like this. It's trying to be a movie when it doesn't need to be and thats sort of deterred me from getting back into it. Witcher 2 did actually suffer from that same problem. I also don't mind Geralt that much but he is far too serious than he needs to be. Doesn't fit his character design. Idk. I have a love hate thing with Witcher games and Witcher 3 being the actual first one I played, I do have a biased look. But again, I haven't played it in a while for various reasons.
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Geralt's characterization and his design absolutely go together. He's a male power fantasy. Males wish they could have cool hair, weird glowy eyes, a gravelly voice, a badass scar, a sorceress girlfriend, not be scared of dragons, and be equally as good with magic as they are the sword. He's ****ing terrible.

Sigh. I wish Old Yac was still here to be offended at me slagging off Witcher.
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True. I more-so just didn't really feel a connection as his character progressed and then it just became sort of stale. Again, not knocking the games really. Just sort of expressing why I haven't gotten back into it. Even saying I was going to sort of made me not want to.
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It's not even just that it starts slow -- I'm used to that with RPGs -- it's that the story feels like the writing of a hack who desperately wants to make Game of Thrones but all he can do is shallow, grim 'n' gritty nonsense. And while I haven't really explored the combat as I've never gotten more than a couple of hours into the game, it feels at least mildly tedious. And that's not even talking about the ****ty characters: **** Geralt and his macho, wish fulfillment, emotionless voice, corny-haired, stupid-eyed, generic ****hole of a toilet accident characterization.
The Witcher 1 release date: 2007

Game of the Thrones season 1: 2011

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I'm talking about Witcher 2, and it could be a ripoff of any number of grim 'n' gritty fantasy schlockers. Doesn't even matter which one.
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I want the full-on, uncensored Sword of Truth series made into games. That would hit loud.
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