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 81 
 on: January 17, 2017, 03:35:25 PM 
Started by ATB - Last post by Purge
You're dead to me.

 82 
 on: January 17, 2017, 03:17:40 PM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by Gratch
Huh, I learned something new today. Thanks for that, and I think that's causing much of my issue with the UC series in general.

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Jeffrey Matulef of Eurogamer stated that "Uncharted has often been mocked for being about a supposedly likable rogue who just so happens to recklessly slaughter hundreds of people," and commended developer Naughty Dog for their self-awareness with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's trophy "Ludonarrative Dissonance", which is awarded to the player for killing 1,000 enemies.

I've encountered it in games before, but it's never hit me as strongly as it has with this series.  They often do such a poor job of setting up "good guy" vs. "bad guy", that it's hard to determine which is which.  I guess if Drake had a motive that wasn't quite so self-serving, and they give a bit more info about who he's fighting and why (a simple line like "the security here is made up of hired thugs who also like to molest otters.  Bad dudes." would go a long way), it wouldn't be nearly as much of an issue.  The fact that they leave it with "throw random dude off a roof" and expect the player to just be cool with that kinda bugs me.

To each their own though...I fully admit I'm in the minority here.

 83 
 on: January 17, 2017, 02:38:31 PM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by Bullwinkle
There's a term for what you're talking about, and it's fairly common in video games, but is specific enough to Uncharted that they actually named a trophy after it.  "Ludonarrative Dissonance" describes a conflict between a video game's narrative and its gameplay.  You get the trophy after killing 1000 guys.

This is a common enough situation in video gaming that I'm surprised a seasoned gamer like yourself is so bothered by it (though I still notice it, myself, I suppose).  Maybe you're predisposed not to like Drake?

For myself (and I suspect many others), the words you used (smarmy, jerk and unlikeable) are really far away from how I think of the character.  Well, I guess he can be a jerk sometimes, but in a very human way, and he usually makes up for it later.  He's not at all smarmy, though, and I think he's one of the most likeable characters in video game history.

 84 
 on: January 17, 2017, 02:33:58 PM 
Started by warning - Last post by farley2k

 85 
 on: January 17, 2017, 02:33:32 PM 
Started by farley2k - Last post by farley2k
I am sure I will get one but I can wait until I can get one used.  For the last generation (or two) I have bought used because there is always enough of a backlog on the old system for me to play for a long time.


 86 
 on: January 17, 2017, 02:33:21 PM 
Started by Soulchilde - Last post by MonkeyFinger
Finished up Virginia on the PS4. Still not really sure what in heck I played, nor how I got the small number of trophies that I did. Or what in the heck the ones I didn't even mean. Sure, it's a "single-player first-person thriller set in a small town with a secret" and you "experience a missing person investigation through the eyes of graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver" but dang. No dialogue. Disjointed because... flashbacks? No puzzles but rather points of interactivity that move the story... forward? Heck if I know. Such an odd duck.  paranoid

 87 
 on: January 17, 2017, 02:31:12 PM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by farley2k
I had similar feelings during the prison break in #4.  I was killing all these guards to escape and it felt wrong.  Sure upper managment was corrupt but you can't tell me some of those guards were not just normal Joes trying to make a paycheck in a terrible country.   

 88 
 on: January 17, 2017, 01:50:53 PM 
Started by Caine - Last post by ATB
I have played exactly 500 matches of BF1.

W/L: 336-164
K/D 2.32
Kills Per Match: 24.73
Deaths Per Match: 10.68
Highest Kill Streak: 71

 89 
 on: January 17, 2017, 03:05:22 AM 
Started by Soulchilde - Last post by Gratch

Quote from: Gratch on January 13, 2017, 08:50:15 PM

After my 7:30 flight last night got delayed until 11:30 (getting me home around 2am), then having a 6:30am conference call and a full day of meetings, I can honestly say that all I want to do is sleep.  smile

If I do manage to game at all, it'll probably be FFTA2, Uncharted 4, or Dragon Age Inquisition.

Tonight is the end of my long weekend.  frown  Played lots of FFTA2, a bunch of FF Theatrhythm (working on beating all songs on "Ultimate" now), played some Archeage (meh), some UC4 (double meh), and started messing around with Neverwinter again.  Oh, and I watched most of Season 3 of Deadwood.  Damn fine show, that.

 90 
 on: January 17, 2017, 01:58:21 AM 
Started by ATB - Last post by Rumpy

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Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 10, 2017, 06:07:53 PM

I feel like I'm the only person who has really worn thin on these movies.  

You're not. I feel in general I've outgrown superhero movies. I stopped watching after the original Avengers, which was a fun movie. But I've just grown tired of all the interconnectivity. And I loved all 3 Ironman movies. But somewhere along the line, maybe when trying to watch Age of Ultron, I started to feel disinterested.

In contrast, I've really enjoyed Supergirl which I feel was a breath of fresh air.

Maybe you just like pretty blond girls, you'll be back when they cast Natalie Portman as (female) Thor and dye her hair blond Tongue


Well, I do like Natalie Portman, but no.  I didn't even have enough interest in Guardians of the Galaxy. Each time I try, I never get very far.

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