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(Spike)   You're a small downloadable game with an African-American anti-hero that's made by a team of just under 40 people. Do you: c) Beat out franchises like Assassin's Creed III for Game of the Year at the industry's only televised award show?   (spike.com) divider line 20
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2012-12-09 11:59:48 AM
3 votes:
Why does it matter what the race of the protagonist is? Haven't we gone beyond that point, where it matters at all, for most gamers?
2012-12-09 03:25:40 PM
2 votes:

LesserEvil: Why does it matter what the race of the protagonist is? Haven't we gone beyond that point, where it matters at all, for most gamers?


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Nope. Not yet
2012-12-09 01:45:13 PM
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LesserEvil: Why does it matter what the race of the protagonist is? Haven't we gone beyond that point, where it matters at all, for most gamers?


I'm not white, but I understand your thinking. I'm sure you are genuine friends with people from other races, but for non-whites, it's about representation here. I think it's less specifically about race, and more about the role of the character. How many black characters in games aren't a filler character or soldier, who says "black soldier" things like Cole Train from gears of war? Not many I can think of, and they're forgettable. In TWD game, Lee is a fully fleshed out character with a backstory and good emotional reasons for what he says and does. There's no WHOOOOO BABY YEAH YEAH!!! with him, only concern and love for others. That never happens in games.
2012-12-09 08:58:13 AM
2 votes:
In fairness, the Walking Dead game had better characters and plot than the TV series too...
2012-12-09 07:26:37 PM
1 votes:

Barricaded Gunman: How in the world does anyone think that spending hours hunting bears and rabbits so you can take their pelts to a trading post to trade for items you need is a good time?


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2012-12-09 07:20:55 PM
1 votes:

Lumbar Puncture: Great, I can get a nice scene that changes nothing, except maybe some characters will remember that event, unless it's inconvenient to the plot for them to remember that.


It isn't about the characters remembering the event, you uncultured savage. It's the fact that I remember the event. It changes the story that I experience. It's also really bizarre that you call a character that is with you from episodes 2-5 a "placeholder character."

Just curious, have you ever read a book aside from ones you were forced to in high school? When you read a book, do you just read the first few pages and then the ending? You're acting as if the ending is the only thing that matters. I maintain that all of the stuff in between is the important stuff.
2012-12-09 06:10:04 PM
1 votes:

thamike: Barricaded Gunman: thamike: But is it a good game?

Good question. Because after pre-ordering it, looking forward to it for months, and then playing 15 or so hours of Assassin's Creed 3, I can tell you that I won't be purchasing any more AC games either A) featuring Connor, or B) taking place during the colonial revolution. I can't imagine bothering to finish this mess. Deathly goddamn dull, all the way. Every other game in the series was superior to this overhyped grindfest.  How in the world does anyone think that spending hours hunting bears and rabbits so you can take their pelts to a trading post to trade for items you need is a good time? It's like the whole "eating and working out" idea from GTA: San Andreas... a bad idea, poorly realized. Do game developers learn nothing from each others' mistakes?

I was asking about the Walking Dead game, but it's good to know about AC3 before buying it, too, so thanks.


I never purposely hunted a single animal outside the tutorials and barely bought anything, so I didn't find anything grindy about it. And I liked Conner's story after it got rolling. But I agree, speaking as a big fan of the series otherwise, that overall AC3 was a big disappointment for other reasons.

Tree climbing and naval combat aside(which were both pretty neat) the gameplay felt like a step backwards, like it needed more fine tuning. And the missions and assassinations didn't feel as well planned out either.

/I still feel 2 was the high point
//brotherhood made improvements but didn't feel like as full of a game if that makes sense
2012-12-09 06:00:46 PM
1 votes:
So what subby's headline tells me is the game sucks and only won because of political correctness. Thanks for the info.
2012-12-09 05:12:12 PM
1 votes:

Apik0r0s: This is my son's favorite game. But he doesn't play it, neither do his friends. They watch Yogscast videos of other people playing the game and are just happy as clams with that. I even offered to get it for him - "Wouldn't you rather play it than watching somebody else play?" Nope.

They do this with a lot of games, watch the Let's Play videos and not play the games.


I do that too, because I get addicted to video games. I'd rather watch a video of it than waste my entire Saturday playing some game. Plus, I suck at video games.
2012-12-09 02:10:20 PM
1 votes:

Apik0r0s: This is my son's favorite game. But he doesn't play it, neither do his friends. They watch Yogscast videos of other people playing the game and are just happy as clams with that. I even offered to get it for him - "Wouldn't you rather play it than watching somebody else play?" Nope.

They do this with a lot of games, watch the Let's Play videos and not play the games.


Not so much different from people who watch but don't play sports, I guess.
2012-12-09 01:39:46 PM
1 votes:

Goodfella: Ass Creed III is easily the worst of the series.


Wow, because my brief experience with AC:Brotherhood (the only one I played) was terrible. It's hard to believe it gets worse.
2012-12-09 01:16:38 PM
1 votes:
Ass Creed III is easily the worst of the series.

Its like they forgot what the whole series is supposed to be about. And forsaken so much of what made the first two games unique and interesting.

Never mind the stupid setting. Running around on tree tops? More lame minigames?

They've gotten caught in the greedy Bobby Kotick COD mindset of 'churn out a new game every year' syndrome, and it shows in the shiat tier quality of their product. Assassins Creed 2012: one serious shiatburger. And next year when they churn out Ass Creed 2013 they'll probably have him riding snowmobiles around Aspen, Colorado, hunting down pickpockets.

As usual, Zero Punc covered this travesty pretty well, himself.
2012-12-09 01:03:36 PM
1 votes:

Barricaded Gunman: thamike: But is it a good game?

Good question. Because after pre-ordering it, looking forward to it for months, and then playing 15 or so hours of Assassin's Creed 3, I can tell you that I won't be purchasing any more AC games either A) featuring Connor, or B) taking place during the colonial revolution. I can't imagine bothering to finish this mess. Deathly goddamn dull, all the way. Every other game in the series was superior to this overhyped grindfest.  How in the world does anyone think that spending hours hunting bears and rabbits so you can take their pelts to a trading post to trade for items you need is a good time? It's like the whole "eating and working out" idea from GTA: San Andreas... a bad idea, poorly realized. Do game developers learn nothing from each others' mistakes?


You should have stuck it out. I just beat the game last night, and nothing beats the thrill and excitement of walking from one cut-scene to the next for the last hour of "gameplay" leading up to a nonsensical and retardiculous ending.
2012-12-09 12:43:49 PM
1 votes:

LesserEvil: Why does it matter what the race of the protagonist is? Haven't we gone beyond that point, where it matters at all, for most gamers?


Especially since Assassin's Creed III had a non-white protagonist, so I'm not sure what point subby was trying to make with that comparison.
2012-12-09 12:29:21 PM
1 votes:
I have to say that for me, game of the year has been Dragon's Dogma. I have never played a game that much. I got it a few months after release and have put over 500 hours of gameplay into it. I can't stop playing it. It's so much fun. I love editing your character at almost anytime (in new game +) and I love that fact that you can change classes at anytime. This was the first rpg that I have loved that the gameplay and combat is what won me over. The story is cool but not important at all. I know it's on no one's game of the year lists, but it really should be.
2012-12-09 12:17:45 PM
1 votes:
thamike: But is it a good game?

Good question. Because after pre-ordering it, looking forward to it for months, and then playing 15 or so hours of Assassin's Creed 3, I can tell you that I won't be purchasing any more AC games either A) featuring Connor, or B) taking place during the colonial revolution. I can't imagine bothering to finish this mess. Deathly goddamn dull, all the way. Every other game in the series was superior to this overhyped grindfest.  How in the world does anyone think that spending hours hunting bears and rabbits so you can take their pelts to a trading post to trade for items you need is a good time? It's like the whole "eating and working out" idea from GTA: San Andreas... a bad idea, poorly realized. Do game developers learn nothing from each others' mistakes?
2012-12-09 11:52:13 AM
1 votes:
This is my son's favorite game. But he doesn't play it, neither do his friends. They watch Yogscast videos of other people playing the game and are just happy as clams with that. I even offered to get it for him - "Wouldn't you rather play it than watching somebody else play?" Nope.

They do this with a lot of games, watch the Let's Play videos and not play the games.
2012-12-09 10:33:49 AM
1 votes:
You're a small downloadable game with an African-American anti-hero that's made by a team of just under 40 people.

I don't think you can really count this one as an indie game, Subs, since it's based on a tv show with a budget of several million.
2012-12-09 09:11:18 AM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: In fairness, the Walking Dead game had better characters and plot than the TV series too...


Plus it's educational. Radios take batteries, and batteries go inside the radio. Who knew?
2012-12-09 07:05:40 AM
1 votes:
Good to see Borderlands 2 take home a lot of awards but I was a little sad to not see Tiny Tina nominated for a best female character. Shiat! I care more about these awards than any other awards show.
 
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