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With online patches: "That game is a fat buggy turd, but it looks promising so I'll buy it and wait and see if they can patch it up"

Before online patches: "That game is a fat buggy turd, I won't buy it and hope the devs learn their lesson and stop releasing fat buggy turd games"

Patches are a get out of jail free card for rushed game development.  And it's mostly our (consumers) fault for being so impatient that the dev companies have realized that it's still profitable to do business this way.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016)
« Last post by Arvis on Yesterday at 09:40:59 AM »
my Mudbray who I will name Eeyore

Good man.
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General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« Last post by Arvis on Yesterday at 09:34:26 AM »
^ I just don't know what those modes are, really.  What are "Story Mode" and "Mission Mode", exactly?  Because in some fighters, it's "fight > fight > fight > picture with text > the end".  That's not really worth buying a game for.
"Tutorials, Training, and Local vs CPU" don't really count as "content", in my book. :P

SF5 at least added a massive, long Story to the game, for free.  However, it's just an on-rails experience.  Watching it all on Youtube is essentially no different from playing through it, you just don't press the buttons.  Modes that don't give the player any freedom of choice aren't really worthwhile.

I mentioned Tekken 6 because of it's Scenario Campaign mode.  A long story, tons of extra bits, unique mechanics, character customization, and LOTS of original dialogue for every single character in the roster.  It was amazing.  Every fighter should have something like that.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Arvis on Yesterday at 09:28:04 AM »
Haps are: the "Post Reply" text box now has a FREAKING MASSIVE font size.  Why?
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality.
« Last post by Arvis on Yesterday at 09:26:19 AM »
^ Mostly with Aeolus there, especially that very very last bit.

In regards to content patches, I think they're essentially nothing but good.  In fact, there is no valid complaint against them whatsoever.  Free content?  What's the downside?  The answer: there is no downside.

Selling the public an unfinished game, however, is unacceptable.  There is no positive spin to that.  It's just bad.

So does a game having free content updates automatically mean that it was shipped unfinished?  Even though that is the attitude of some here, it's simply not the case.  Some games ship complete, but will still add in content later.  So it's something that you have to take on a case-by-case basis.
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General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« Last post by Arvis on Yesterday at 09:17:24 AM »
I really feel like I've missed something where I've ended up in the timeline where we get outraged to the point of threatening gun violence over nonexistent victims of child rape whereas actual victims of a mass shooting of schoolkids get threatened for their loss

Oh.  So much this....  My stomach..... hurts....

"What do you think about that Comet Pizza story?"
"Oh, they're definitely doing something evil!"
"Even though there's no evidence?"
"The clues are there, man!"
"What about Sandy Hook?"
"Completely fabricated.  Never happened."
"Even though there's tons of evidence?"
"All planted and paid off by The Government!  WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!"
" T______T "
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Ooo please do and come back at me!  I'd love to hear other peeps thoughts.
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General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« Last post by Ranadiel on Yesterday at 06:46:26 AM »
But yeah you expressed what I was trying to say better than I did- I was just saying conspiratorial thoughts aren't limited to any particular political leaning but you're right that for the moment it's certainly a bigger problem from the right. Like, actual "threat to our way of life" level of threat IMO. What is the solution here, censoring all "fake news"? Clearly trying to provide facts doesn't phase stupid/crazy people.
Well here is the terrifying thing about trying to fix this problem. Apparently, when confronted with facts that run counter to their beliefs, people generally actually cling more fiercely to their beliefs rather than adjusting their views to account for the new facts. It is called the Backfire Effect. So trying to prove that fake stories are fake may actually end up making the people who believe in them believe even more strongly. I really don't know what the actual solution is though.
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Now I want to go back and replay IX again. So underrated. Probably tied for my 3rd favorite FF game with VII, and behind IV and VI.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by TurnerBasedXP on Yesterday at 06:40:56 AM »
I'm taking this winter to catch up on years of backlog. All the games I missed at the time that I waved to play bit didn't have the chance. I'm starting with Trails of Cold Steel I and II. Enjoying it so far. Also playing Fire Emblem awakening on 3DS during work breaks. Then I'm going to hit FFX HD remaster, Ni Nu Kuni, and Persona 4. Hope I can get through them all before best years release of Persona 5 and Horizon: Zero Dawn.
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