Shit man. RGB-checking images? Those are the sort of things I’d never think to have to deal with. Owen has written some interesting stuff about gaming with colorblindness in the past that were pretty eye-opening (pun kind of intended)
If you only touch one person with your words, it will be worth it. That is the most fruitless behavior in (video game) commenting.
It’ll take maybe a half hour to add your name to the list (just filling out a form online, likely). If you bought the game online, you already have a receipt ready to go—if that’s even needed. The average gamer isn’t making more than $120/hr, so this would definitely not be an incredible waste of time.
I don’t imagine they let the kerfuffle over ME3 affect too much of what they did with Inquisition. I think the nature of the game limited how much ‘epicness’ could really take place. It’s been awhile, but I don’t think ME3 really encouraged you to go back and explore planets. Whereas, DA:I invites you to go travel the world, seal the remaining rifts, slay high dragons, and complete side quests.
In making something where you can continue to enjoy the game even after completing the main storyline, you handcuff what your writers can do with that main storyline. The party members and their companion quests are great, which is really the draw of these games. Unfortunately it seems the only real reason to start over will come from choosing differently in the Templar/Mage decision after Haven.
Umm, nope. Just a green circle inside of a gray square. But after googling the flag of Bangladesh, I’m curious if maybe you are color blind?
I’ll be hesitant about any DLC. The Venatori still pose a mild threat and Flemeth-infused Solas could take you on a tour to some weird parts of the Fade that could be interesting. I’m not sure I need closure, but I need some exposition of that cliffhanger.
The type of person going all-digital for gaming probably doesn’t care about the Blu-Ray playing capabilities. We haven’t watched more than a handful of Blu-Rays on the PS3 and that’s been sitting in the living room for years.
Right on. I considered the PC communities when I was writing my comment, but lean towards console gamers as the primary market for video game sites these days. I’d love to see a console game have the longevity that WoW or EVE has, but I don’t think we’ll ever get to see that. So, the Destiny community, already splintered across consoles, will likely not survive as additional expansions and full-game releases continue to divide players.
I got plenty of time/value from Destiny and didn’t have any of the crazy issues with AC:Unity that people were reporting before I moved on to Dragon Age. So, it’s been weird to see this massive outrage about broken games without really experiencing the issues.
I share your concern about hype trains delivering the goods and this year has been good for helping bring expectations back down to a more realistic level—new console generation probably didn’t help matters. I do think gamers will wise up if the trend continues, but I’m optimistic that it’ll plateau soon instead of continuing to get worse.
I don’t think we ever make sense of lost loved ones. There’s always another ‘what if…’, a memory that sparks a smile that fades quickly, a moment where you start to dial a phone number with no owner…
(as an aside: I mis-remembered Gary Payton, I now think my Payton memories were actually formed by NBA Live ’95—will need to hook up the SNES this weekend to find out).
Maybe remove the disc drive and do an all-digital offering? Not sure how much space that takes up in the case, but I could see that as an opportunity in the future.
Yeah. When setting up my lore in the Keep, I debated changing that part of my DA:O story, but wanted to stick to it as best as possible. Hawke was kind of grumpy and sassy, which is not really how I played him, so I considered making him stay back.
And that is such a far less condescending way to convey your message. If you don’t want to be first in line because you don’t care about participating in the most vibrant multiplayer community or being able to discuss the game as a player and not an observer, that’s fine. Some of us do and are willing to pay full price for a game to do so.
With this mindset, it’s weird that you even bother visiting a video game website. If you’re waiting that long after a game is released, why bother reading news about the latest releases and upcoming games? "I’m getting so hyped for this game I will definitely not be picking up for 3 years so that I can save 20 bucks!"