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Which is largely derived from all those individual factors, genius. :rolleyes: For the umpteenth time, his statement and the premise were of technical accomplishment not artistic vision, something which you have repeatedly ignored because it doesn’t suit your narrative. Your comments to me and others repeatedly try to reduce it to the nebulous aesthetic "art" while ignoring all the majority technical considerations of the composite whole.
A bold claim. Doom is a great looking title no question, a genuine technical showcase but I can't agree with that personally. Both Halo 5: Guardians and Forza Motorsport 6 are more visually impressive titles to my eyes with a tighter lock on performance too.
How id software created the best-looking 60fps game of the generation so far.
Yeah, It's a great looking game, both are of course but Halo 5 Guardians is just a more impressive technical feat in my opinion (enemy AI, sandbox/variety of environments, seemless vehicular combat, 4-player co-op etc)
Doh, of course it would and rightly so. . . So? This technical comparison was never between a 2d and a 3d game nor on a technical level should a 2d vs 3d comparison generally be made as the points of reference would mostly not be analogous.
It was heavily implicit in your pathetic moralising and the unequivocal tone and choice of words:
Yes, I'm an amateur as are you and why play dumb again? On the one hand this amateur contends that DF's opinion as impartial pros is better qualified, more informed /authoritative / objective, than that of the Skipa the amateur. On the other hand we have Frazzl the amateur claiming that Skipa's amateur technical opinion is just as good as that of the pros. . . I don't for a moment believe you are so dense as to not be able to tell the difference.
Lol, pot, kettle? Did I posit a PS4 exclusive as the most technically accomplished 60fps game of the gnereation? Nope. I simply ridiculed the notion that Halo was more technically accomplished than a multiplat available on X1 too.
Bacon would be airborne before you'd let such 'trifling' little inconveniences like resolution droppping as low as 1152x810, half-rate animations, jarring close up LOD transitions, disappearing dynamic shadows and alpha effects, low res textures, alpha and normal maps get in the way of your hailing an Xbox exclusive as "the best looking 60fps game of the generation." :lol:
Given the hundreds, if not thousands of red marks each of your and Skipa's profiles have amassed (page after page after page of Red Dead Rejection) in comparison to mine, not to mention the number of other users who have already chimed in here to similar effect re the credibility of Skipa's comment(s), - being taken seriously is more your problem
Who said anything about SJWs? Not me. Nice (read: embarassingly lame) try. You know you really shouldn’t resort to red herrings like that, makes you look (even) weak(-er)
Cute but if you’re that desperate for a doggy biscuit to go with your rich tea, next time ask “How high?”.
No single metric, no, but you well know there are a variety of contributing factors that are widely accepted considerations that can be objectively measured/analysed including texture resolution/quality, general resolution, quality of AA, shadows, shaders, postprocessing fx, ambient occlusion, animation quality, lighting etc. I repeat - if he had limited his comparison to a more subjective factor such as art design then fine, but he didn't.
Digital Foundry are pros with technical expertise. Skipa is an amateur. But more to the point, DF are impartial while Skipa is notoriously biased.
This article along with previous articles about both this game and Halo 5 have laid out what DF sees as each game's respective technical strengths. Skipa has basically just said "Halo smokes Doom" without any supporting arguments. (He's not necessarily obliged to give any and does of course have a right to an opinion and to express it but that opinion is open to criticism if he expresses on a public forum.)
Does that make DF automatically right? Not necessarily (note I am not claiming Doom is the best looking 60fps game of the generation, haven't seen enough of it to decide either way), but it does give their position far more weight than his.
Besides, your decree is simply, *wait for it*, your own opinion and no matter how you much you try and dress it up as objective, it's at least as subjective as anything I've said, if not more so.
Strange, because that's exactly what my OP did. In mocking terms? Sure, but you well know why (already explained above and you can just read some of Gemini73 and Kirankara's posts below if you for some reason need a refresher) and again, you're hardly averse to using mockery in criticising other people's opinions yourself, nor for that matter is Skipa (although to be fair he does it considerably less than you), so what's the problem?
That made me smile. I had forgotten that pointing out the frequent discrepancies between what you practice and what you preach = "playing victim". And it's not the first time you've been compelled to white knight fanboyism. . . as long as it's the right shade - green. Oh, that's right, I forgot! You're "just restoring the balance". 'Course you are. ;-)
In any case, I expect you'll wish to escalate to the next stage of your usual M.O., the customary facetious references to "needing a dictionary", cracks about irony not being "an element on the periodic table", copious 'deal with it' sunglass emoticons, "little buddy" references and possibly personal slurs. . . Or perhaps alternatively you'll resort to your favoured southpaw-switch - just posting lol emoticons and nothing else repeatedly. Whatevs, have at it if you are so compelled (which you almost certainly will be ;-)).
If it was about artwork/style then sure but the article established the premise as a technical one and it's obvious that Cloudskipa wasn't referring to the artwork alone. He gave his opinion, I and several others gave our reasons for why we thought that opinion was absurd and at the same time entirely to be expected.
Followed through, your logic would put (ridiculous) opinions such as Godzilla PS4 being the best looking game of the generation beyond reproach.
In any case, your reasoning is not one you extended to my own opinion. Not for the first time either.
Could they maintain the price point and desired simplicity if it had networking hardware and a suitably complex OS to handle network management and file system?
Could they maintain the price point with larger internal memory for additional downloads?
As an officially-sanctioned and produced Nintendo product, do you really think they would allow external memory and letting people plug in unlimited NES ROMs of any origin?
They have Konami products on this. They have Capcom products on this. Even years later, these are licensed games on an official Nintendo device. You can't allow unlimited, zero-ownership, technically illegal games to be loaded onto an official item like this.
It's a simple, fully-closed, self-contained solid state miniature NES replica with 30 officially sanctioned games built-in. Not designed for expansion, or hosting other forms of media, or designed with a hard drive to be filled, or media capabilities, or browsing online stores, or hacking.
60 bucks gets you that. My god people, it's a novelty device with an extremely finite feature set, by design.
Precisely. Albeit a NES pad with a battery-killing shiny light on the front!
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@frazzl And I disagree vehemently with that point.
What's more, the majority of those WRPGs are inherently broken shoddy messes that the developer (Bethesda) never bothers to fix.
Game reviewers simply all parrot each other and pat each other on the back for sharing each other's opinions. They also seem to have rather weird rose-tinted conceptions of the past that fail to really mesh with reality and they seem to relish at just taking pot shots at certain genres just because it's fashionable to do so.
I know about all the old WRPGs like Planescape Torment, Baldur's Gate, I think I bought them but I never really bothered to finish them. The whole generic Tolkien-esque fantasy tropes of Baldur's Gate doesn't really capture my interest, Planescape Torment might be solidly written but it's not for me either. I simply always preferred the JRPG take on things. I think a lot of game reviewers nowadays simply bring preconceived biases with them and it's simply the fashionable and 'in' thing to say that everything from the west is oh so much superior.
To give glowing accolades to stuff like Fallout 4, Skyrim, Oblivion and for the game product to be so inherently unacceptably broken and yet people just shrug it off indicates to me there is some systemic corruption going on in the games industry and its PR subdepartment (videogame magazines) where they fail to call this shit out and they just roll with the punches in order to keep retaining their press access to Bethesda. This is corporate America and how it rolls after all.
So what about the quality of Grandia, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Lunar, Xenogears et al is oh so highbrow that something like Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE, Persona 4/5, Xenoblade Chronicles X cannot possibly compete with it on quality?
A straw man is a common form of argument and is an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not advanced by that opponent.
If you think Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE, Fire Embles Fates, Bravely Default Second, Persona 5 or Xenoblade Chronicles X is any more niche or insignificant than things like Grandia, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Xenogears or Lunar, you are seriously kidding yourself.
yet there is an equal amount of quality ones vs. the past
on't sell commensurate to a couple of 'triple A games' from the west, same as in the '90s.
Skyrim, Fallout 3, Infamous 2