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Metal Gear Rising Revengeance announced for PC literally made me jump out of bed. As in I literally jumped out of bed and shouted "WAHOO!" Literally. Klonoa fans know that feel.
So, I'm going to buy your game. Because your Platinum and I think you're the sh*t.
But let's also get a steady stream of ports going yeah? There are at least two other games I want from your catalogue in my collection again.
And if you want, you can release Anarchy Reigns too. But the other two games are much, much more important. I don't have a 360 any longer and I need these two again. So do something about it, please! :3
Still, I get to fight the Desperado Elite! That's pretty badass in its own right!
That 9 isn't very convincing.
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure VanOrd thinks the game deserves a 9. However, the game looks exactly like Metro 2033. Again, not a bad thing, Metro 2033 is a fun and interesting game. For one, brief go around. I'm not fully convinced that Last Light is the major step over 2033 that VanOrd's score would imply. If anything I'd have liked if Chris Watters had reviewed Last Light just to see what he thought of it in comparison to 2033. I think it would have been a good way to guage how much of an improvement Last Light is over 2033.
It looks like a "more of the same" type of sequel and I am not a fan of the story setup. The game assumes we all chose the destructive ending in Metro 2033. Sure, it was a hidden ending, but I chose to let the dark ones live. Not destroy them. Why am I stuck playing a game that forces me to play through a story that I didn't experience? Not every game can be Mass Effect, but if you're going to offer choices in one game, you need to carry them over to the next.
Anyway, I'll probably play Last Light sometime later in 2013. I'm spending all my money on our Eurotrip so no new game purchases for a few months. In fact, no new purchases of any kind until I return and start getting paid again. But videogames in particular will be taking a backseat, at least until September when Ys: Memories of Celceta releases.
If I don't purchase Dragon's Crown, the a**holes win.
With Kotaku trying to spin it as some anti-feminist game, as the politically correct wing of gamers screaming their lungs out at Vanillaware and Kamitani, I can't help but see a close minded group of people so consumed with trying to say the right thing that they don't realize how utterly stupid they are. Then again, these are the same people who try to criticize the almighty by saying it's got an anti-feminist role and totally has a sucky story so we shouldn't play it. Which always makes me want to ask them, "Do you just have like some twisted form of brain damage that we can chalk up to mental retardation or are you just f*cking stupid?"
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what Vanillaware is aiming for with Dragon's Crown and its visual stylings. The way the Amazon, Sorceress, Fighter, Wizard, Elf and Dwarf are all total caricatures of actual artistic representations of each class speaks volumes about them. From the Amazon's cocky confidence and sense of empowerment in the way she moves right down to the bushy-bearded Dwarf and his bulging muscles out of every inch of his body. It's art and character design that's actually highly intelligent.
From artistic influences ranging from Thor.
To the heaving breasts of the Goddesses of Fertility, obviously twisted here to show the Sorceress giving life to the dead through necromancy.
to obviously the Amazon warriors
I mean, I am literally, LITERALLY at a loss for words at how stupidly people are reacting to Kamitani's artistic expression, which he shows how we have viewed each of these character types for our entire existence as a species and to turn it into a "well, he's just a pervert." No, he's not. He very clearly knows what the f*ck he's doing. It's sad how much of this is lost on so many people.
It's stupid. I shouldn't have to draw up comparisons to the waifish Elf, robed Wizard or muscular and armor-clad Fighter. It's very obvious what these guys are doing and it's wonderful, if only because it makes me feel smarter than every other assbackwards person screaming for equal rights at a game that has nothing to do with those issues. If artistic expression bothers you that's fine, but when you twist it, "these guys are perverts, they objectify women" well, you're an a**hole.
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