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  1. Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Pure medievalism!

    Even with that I don't think these accuracies are being picked up to a significant degree. I've seen nothing about the representation of the Cumans in any media outlet.
  2. Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Pure medievalism!

    Well I mean there's everything that Piccolomini has been talking about.
  3. Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Pure medievalism!

    Waypoint did a good podcast on it where they talk about how to deal with a game that's reviewing well but has shitty elements behind it.
  4. Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Pure medievalism!

    There's the hypocrisy though. In Vavra's "apology" one of the things he addressed was the criticism about the whitewashing of the game. He stated that the reason there is very little diversity is they wanted the game to be historically accurate. Here's a quote "We have already dealt extensively with historians and historical sources while preparing for the work on the game. When the first allegations were made, I reiterated and intensified this discourse to make sure that we do not portray history in any altered form." So why is ok to use this excuse in this context but then drop that entirely when it comes to representing the Cumans?
  5. Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Pure medievalism!

    The discussion that has taken place over the last page or so has also been about the game. Talk about the gameplay all you want but don't frame it in the "ok well I'm gonna at least talk about the game". Because that's pretty shitty.
  6. NieR: Automata

    Finished this last night. I think it wins some sort of personal award for the game that pissed me off the most while still somehow being amazing. I feel like Andy Dufresne crawling through a river of shit and coming out clean on the other side. Jokes aside, I totally understand why this game isn't for some. It'll be one that sticks with me for a long time but I'd always recommend it tentatively. Still though I enjoyed my whole time with it despite the frustrations and I'm very, very glad I played it.
  7. Giant Bomb Fan Club

    Yeah I agree. She needs to work on getting past saying "very good" but her take down on the objectification in Nier is exactly what tons of these games podcasts are missing when they don't try and diversify their panel. Absolutely nobody would have called out the butt achievements if it weren't for Abby. Also if you want to have a go at her for Dream Daddy then fair enough but you also should put everybody's favourite Vinny in your sights too because he had Abbys back 100% over Dream Daddy and argued very strongly to get it into top 10. I think it's totally unfair to just label Abby with that.
  8. Assassin's Creed Origins

    Ignoring the last part there because while I agree with you that's got nothing to do with writing. The notice boards in The Witcher generally led to some good stuff and even if they didn't I found the boring side quests were pretty few and far in between. I think saying "hundreds of missions where you clear out ghouls" is being very disingenuous. I'm about 10 hours in so if you want to say it picks up then that's cool but I don't think you can just ignore the first 10 hours of a games writing. And if the side quests are painting a bigger picture so far to me the main picture I'm seeing is "bandits are bad and hippos are dangerous as fuck." I do like side quests that show how shitty the Greeks and Romans are to the Egyptians but so far that's been quite minimal in comparison to everything else.
  9. Assassin's Creed Origins

    I'm enjoying this but I'm baffled at people saying the writing is as strong as The Witcher 3. I'm struggling to think of a single character beyond the main two that come close to any of the main characters in TW3. Similarly 80% of the side quests are glorified go to x location and clear out the bandits for various reasons. I never felt TW3 had anywhere close to that number of filler side quests. The world is gorgeous though.
  10. The Ex KKK leader David Duke has a campaign across American Universities with that exact slogan.
  11. Let's talk about Loot Boxes

    Just out of interest would you consider tcgs like Magic, gambling?
  12. I think BotW just isn't for you, which is fine. A big part of it is that it rewards exploration, so if you see something interesting and walk over to it, more often than not there'll be something really cool there. If you're not the type to just piss about in a world and you're more about getting the quests done then it's probably just not for you. And I don't think us saying "ahh you should have gone to x or y" is going to help at all because once you go somewhere because you've been told to then the magic is gone.
  13. Star Wars Battlefront 2

    https://kotaku.com/the-curious-case-of-the-ea-game-dev-who-said-he-receive-1820474458 Tl;dr That EA dev on Twitter who said he was receiving death threats from fans probably doesn't work at EA.
  14. The Game Awards 2017 - Replay in 1st post

    Original Sin 2 not being on the best score list is criminal.
  15. The first time I used a boat in botw I didn't know about the leaf so in order to get it moving I built a fire under the sail and the draft created by the fire actually began to move it. It was a nice first indicator of how good the game was going to be.
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