This. Not everyone who loves video games has the luxury of sitting and playing for hours on end. I’ve developed a real appreciation for games that respect my time.
Sigh I wish Sega was still making sports games.
I sense you’re a fellow old person (i.e., ~30-40) and thus appreciate your old person review. These are the kind of takes I like.
Rival EA has made billions in digital sales through some of the most disgusting means imaginable, to the point where national governments have taken legal action, but at the same time those modes are reasonably firewalled. You can buy FIFA or Madden, play multiple career modes and, the odd cosmetic purchase aside,… Read more
my first draft was going to be just posting this under a headline
if i had to guess as to why it took this long to fix, i’d say they were probably riding out a happy accident and seeing if there’s an element of gameplay they COULD fine tune. But all this time later, I’m betting they got the data they needed to say “nah, we can’t make a functioning, balanced version of this, and it… Read more
As someone who doesn’t have a ton of time for gaming right now, I’m finding the looping mechanic rewarding as I can hop in for a half an hour or so and make progress, then go do real life stuff, then maybe knock out a level or two before bed. So many immersive sims require a large time commitment to be immersive, but… Read more
I agree 100%. Just for shit’s and giggles I did look up trans representation in GTA V. There are a number of trans sex workers in the game world but also a trans stripper in one of the clubs. Apparently the only stripper you can’t bring home for sex. My guess is the stereotypes are even more prevalent here than the… Read more
profits aren’t an indication that the writing isn’t cringe
The game has two lame running jokes that involve hipsters and Canadians. Hipsters and Canadians! GTA has been thumbing its nose at uptight pop culture with its deliberately childish and obscene humor forever. But if anyone is wondering if the series became markedly less clever... hipsters and Canadians. If GTA is… Read more
Well, seeing as how a couple of main characters are black males in the story mode, that argument is a bit soft. I agree that GTA is an equal opportunity hater, but when there’s literally only one type of trans person in the game, and it’s a stereotypical sex worker with a bulge and shit, it’s a little different.
The game’s humor was dated as soon as it was released. I’d like to believe this was intentional; that it was made to be an unfunny game as a means of making fun of fans of the series after the backlash to GTAIV. I’d like to believe all of GTAV was originally intended to be a giant fuck-you to the series’ vapid fans,… Read more
also as a cis male, I’ve never once seen the character model in the image in the header, so absolutely remove it lol unless you’re seeking them out (which only the wrong kind of person does), most players have probably never seen a trans sex worker in GTA.
As a cis male, I encourage others to be supportive and otherwise shut up.
I wonder if competing nations that have slaves will attempt to support slave revolts in adversarial nations and colonies as a way to box in rivals.