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@  xcrash1998 : (21 September 2018 - 05:46 PM) I like games that actually reward you for reaching more difficult objectives.
A good example would be the golden ballon in Super Mario Oddisey it more like a trophy and less like an in game side note of what you did.
@  Fire Blazer : (17 September 2018 - 07:13 AM) but like yeah I get more trophies/achievements in games that I just happened to play more bcuz the game itself was fun or w/e and it's like oh ok i also will get these things just through doing the stuff i wanted to do anyway, that's cool i guess lol
@  Fire Blazer : (17 September 2018 - 07:08 AM) like they don't rly hurt but they aren't something of particular value, it's kinda like a fancy alert with a title that tells u u did a thing, it's not bad but im not rly one to go out of my way to obtain the validation of a video game through something that can usually just be done via spending enough time/effort on it

(getting to like the top X% of a competitive multiplayer game or smth would be a diff story, but in that case i wouldn't even want an achievement, i feel like just getting there should feel rewarding in itself, so... yeah, lol)
@  Fire Blazer : (17 September 2018 - 07:07 AM) yeah I'm not a trophy/achievement guy lol
@  acceptance : (13 September 2018 - 10:35 PM) That's just not incentive enough for me, man.
@  acceptance : (13 September 2018 - 10:34 PM) Plus with modern gaming a lot of the time the most you can hope for if you get all the collectibles is a trophy/achievement. Which I suppose is valuable to some people, but it's not gonna add anything to the game whatsoever.
@  Fire Blazer : (12 September 2018 - 05:58 PM) like yeah sidequests with an actual crafted scenario to them, post-game dungeons that aren't TOO much grinding/rehashed content, etc. are cool
@  Fire Blazer : (12 September 2018 - 05:57 PM) yeah I only like completionist stuff if it's like meaningful content/not super grindy but usually at some point it becomes kind of annoying so meh
@  acceptance : (11 September 2018 - 01:01 AM) Gotta love unforgivingly difficult super bosses. (Looking at you, Lingering Will.)
@  acceptance : (11 September 2018 - 01:00 AM) I cannot do the whole collectible thing. It always feel so tedious. Sidequests and EX dungeons are always fun though.
@  xcrash1998 : (09 September 2018 - 06:56 AM) So thats perfect for me
@  xcrash1998 : (09 September 2018 - 06:55 AM) I am rather obsessed with completing on 100% unless it is completely unreasonable to do so
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:51 AM) if they ever make a sequel/spiritual successor or the like at the very least it should have my attention, haha
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:50 AM) so yeah, great, great game overall, I even bought the expansion and played the heck out of that too because it was so much fun. Think I ended up almost 100%ing it (basically fully explored the map IIRC, not sure I did everything but at the very least I should have gotten pretty close).

and I'm not really a completionist either, so again... just speaks volumes about how fun the game was IMO.
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:48 AM) Awesome gameplay, sweet enemies, an overall interesting premise and plot along with some solid writing, even the soundtrack was decent for a Western game, lol... but of course, the VISUALS. whew. the game looks soooo good. couldn't help but take pictures even though I don't usually consider myself that kinda guy, lol. the environments and hyper-realistic look are just so visually appealing I was often kinda mesmerized, similar to how I felt with Xenoblade X.
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:46 AM) I'm surprised to have finally found some other people who have played and liked that game though. I was excited for Horizon: Zero Dawn and got it at launch and ended up basically binging it, IIRC even putting P5 on hold for a bit, because it was just so much fun.
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:46 AM) ouch @ potential april fools lol
@  Rujio : (02 September 2018 - 09:34 AM) Still an excellent game. One of the more interesting stories I've come across in a game, especially an open-world one, and some pretty solid characters and worldbuilding. The gameplay is fun and works really, really well in the setting, too.
@  Rujio : (02 September 2018 - 09:31 AM) Although that article is from April 1st and my google searches are not revealing any other evidence of a PC release...
@  Rujio : (02 September 2018 - 09:29 AM) Ah yes! I just played that game this past summer with my friends (who have a PS4) and it really was great! I'm really glad it's coming to PC so I can have it myself, and also because I've got some PS-less friends who would really enjoy it.

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Behavior that bothers you in fiction that doesn't in real life?


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#1 Mercurius

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:36 PM

Now for the reverse it tends to be pretty easy for people to answer, since a lot of people for whatever reason just enjoy watching assholes be assholes to other people in contexts where it doesn't really matter but not when it actually counts or is toward them. I recently recalled a memory of someone criticizing Bella Swan (yes, the Twilight character, I'm not really trying to defend her, since she is probably a bigger issue of that franchise than Edward Cullen is and it's not because she's a mary sue, but it is the most notable example I can think of) for being depicted as getting lost inside of a new town she has never been to or chose to be at.

 

For all I know the same person who criticized her for this may lash out at teenage girls who are lost that try to ask them for some directions IRL (I doubt it since even if they get mad pissed they probably are smart enough not to make a scene) but otherwise I'm just like...seriously? Bella is a teenage girl who has no familiarity of her current surroundings who probably can't even drive a car or cook her own meals. What's so terrible about her getting lost? 

 

I'd try to think of an example myself but nothing's really coming to mind at the moment since I don't really have much of a viewpoint difference between real life and fiction...


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 11:45 PM

Uhh, I'm not sure this would be a good example since this person just seem overall weird and deserves being told "Yeah, people get lost in places they haven't been before or don't know very well... news at 11?"

 

Then again, I can't think of any personal examples that would make more sense myself, so...



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 12:26 AM

Poorly formed thoughts are probably the top of my list for "things that kind of bug me in fiction and are acceptable in reality".  Realistic diction on TV or in books is completely unrealistic.

 

Try taping a conversation, then typing down exactly what you said. 

 

Spoiled is a copy of what I had when I tried this once a few years ago (only my side):

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Reading that makes my head hurt to some degree.  You get repetition all over the place and I'm obviously speaking without really thinking or organizing my thoughts either. 


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:37 AM

If the only fault they can find wrong with Bella is her getting lost, they have some SERIOUS problems...

 

On topic:

Things that bother me in fiction that don't in real life?

 

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...Southern accents.

 

In fiction, southern accents are usually over-exaggerated to the point where everyone uses "y'all" when they're only speaking to ONE PERSON. I live in the south, in a rural area, and nobody I know says "y'all" when they're speaking to a single person. Because "y'all" is plural. Even country hicks know that.Not to mention the actual accent itself is, as I've already stated, over-exaggerated to the point where it actually grates my ears to listen to.


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:45 PM

YES! Accents in general tend to be heavily stereotypical in fiction for whatever reason, it's really annoying and sometimes it even shows prejudice from the author(s). (I feel so dumb now for not thinking of it in my previous post, it's such a widespread issue.)



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:55 AM

and sometimes it even shows prejudice from the author(s).

Likely another reason why I hate fictional southern accents. The people who have them are always stereotypically dumb, absent-minded, forgetful or otherwise simply not "normal."

 

I'm only really familiar with southern, so I can't really talk about accents other than that one, but you're likely right. Fictional accents likely grate the ears of ANYONE familiar with said accents in real life.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:09 AM

The only series of books I've read that didn't absolutely butcher a southern accent is unfortunately not all that great of a read. Not bad by any means, but I've got better material I could be reading instead(though in that case the author would have no excuse to mess it up as she herself lives in New Orleans, the only city the plot takes place in)




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