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Dichotomy

@NecuVise They just use the same advertising tactics as the washing powder commercials, my whites have been getting whiter for a very long time now going on that, and I probably shouldn't look at them for fear of my eyes melting from the brilliant whiteness...

Dichotomy

DLB3

-I'm not a fan of games that have character creation or a mute protagonist, I think it takes so much away from the narrative (with a few exceptions) and I seriously have trouble relating to them

-I'd rather play a game with a good story and bad gameplay (The Last Guardian) than a game with a bad story and good gameplay

-Most Japanese games (I know I just mentioned TLG 😂) don't appeal to me

-I think almost all Ubisoft games are terrible. The stories are bland, and they just play... weird

-Non symmetrical analog sticks are like the devil's spawn to me

-I have a huge pet peeve with game sequels that aren't made by the original developer unless it's a reboot of an old franchise

-A game series with the same protagonist should not have more than 4-5 main entries with that same character

-I hate cross gen releases

-GTA IV is an underrated game despite the critical reception

-Puppeteer is one of the best games of the last generation

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Kidfried

Impopular opinion: GTAV is nothing too special. It's GTAIV with a new lick of paint.

Another one: Sony's press conference this year was really well structured, even the break.

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It's all downhill from here

Shellcore

I have a new unpopular opinion....wait for it...Horizon: Zero Dawn isn't very good.

I don't think it's a bad game, but I am confused about all the praise it has received, although I have an inkling as to why that may be in the current climate. I like the idea of robots and tribal humans (new and old) and the combat. The rest I have seen again and again. My typical play session entails opening the map, putting down a marker, running there picking up herbs on the way, fighting a machine or two, saving at nearest bonfire. Rinse and repeat. Some of it, you can replace "fighting a machine" with "finding a thingy". Again, not bad, but nothing we haven't seen many many times before. If Aloy was instead Alan, I doubt this would be as big as it is.

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KALofKRYPTON

@Shellcore That's true of almost all 3rd person action/adventure games though.

I was fairly hyped by God of War, until I watched a good chunk of gameplay footage. It's beautiful, and well scripted, acted and directed - but the gameplay is much the same as anything else. That's just inescapable.

I'm glad that a good, pretty - solid game from a first party studio has a strong female lead. While those gamers of a certain age grew up with likes of the early Tomb Raider games and had no issue with playing as a woman - at the same time, the internet (as it was) was more concerned with the 'nude Raider' nonsense. I mean, she would've been a collection of a few flesh coloured polygons... but still - it overshadowed the game in some circles.

The rebooted Tomb raider has changed that depiction for the better. But for every Nariko, (new) Lara Croft, Aloy, Faith Connors, Heather Mason, Aveline de Grandpre - there's the entire female cast of Street Fighter et al...

Gaming is not new to strong female leads - but as the industry so completely pushes in to the mainstream of entertainment, it's nice that there is a banner title to hold up to show that gamers aren't just masturbating cave trolls addicted to pornography and Warcraft.

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Shellcore

@KALofKRYPTON I agree with all of your points. This is part of why I believe HZD has been hyped to high heaven. My original post points out elements that you rightly attributed to many other games in that genre. The game just doesn't stand out apart from the combat and the protagonist. I disagree that gamers/game developers have something to prove, but that's just me. Creators will create and consumers will consume. Popularity wins out. My post had a hint of the political in it, but I would prefer to keep to the main thrust of my opinion that as a game, HZD was a let down to me due to familiarity and repetitiveness. I came late to the party (last week in fact) and I don't get it.

Edit: I haven't played GOW, but suspect I will agree with your feeling on that also.

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Rudy_Manchego

@Shellcore I'd sort of agree with some elements, in terms of map markers, repetative actions. For me, the elements that I enjoyed was the character and story (which is entirely subjective) but also the combat. For me, I found I had some really memorable encounters with the robo dinosaurs that I can still recall them now, and I loved the amount of different tactics I could bring to them.

I don't think it is groundbreaking but I thought it had some originality. That said, I can see your points!

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Kidfried

@Shellcore I would have loved Horizon regardless of the character's gender. For me it's not about the open world even, but mostly because I like fighting the robots a lot. I think the fighting is super smooth and awesome and grants you a lot of options on how to tackle battles.

You don't need to bring up gender in such a way, it's quite demeaning actually. Aloy is not a strong character because she's a female, but because she is a strong character.

Unpopular opinion: Horizon is underrated.

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Shellcore

@Kidfried Thanks for the your viewpoints on the game. I thought the combat was the highlight. The way you could take out some enemies by stealth, thinning the herd, setting traps and focusing on weaknesses. That was the positive for me.
I think you misunderstood what I was getting at regarding the characters gender. Aloy is a strong character because of her traits and the story (especially the prologue before the more open world). The fact that she is a women is irrelevant. However, as has been leaned into in the posts above, Aloy has been elevated as a character because of this fact. Deserved or not, Aloy is the current banner bearer for female characters in games. This is very on trend and a clever (and probably well-meaning) decision on the part of the developer. I'm sorry you feel the that way you do.

Edit: Reading back, it looks like we share the same view. However, as a game, I don't believe the hype was justified. Gender, Race, Religion or Political slant should not colour the subjective review of gameplay.

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Kidfried

@Shellcore Sorry if I came accross a bit brash, by the way. Not being a native speaker of English I often come accross as more blunt than I want to by the way!

To me it sounds like you expected something more groundbreaking, and I can understand you coming out disappointed as a result. It's a very well crafted open world game. To me it's the type of game that all Ubisoft games wish they were, and thus exactly what I want. But aside from the combat I find it difficult to really asses whether this is an instant classic.

Regard my dear
It's all downhill from here

Shellcore

@Kidfried No, I think you did the right thing. You sensed bigotry and called it out. I still think this is a good game, however like you said, just not as ground-breaking as I expected (which is completely my bad). Still looking forward to the inevitable sequel.

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NecuVise

@Shellcore I enjoyed HZD a lot to the point that I did 100% trophies for it, including beating it the second time on ultra hard, and I think that's the first game since half-life 2 that I've beaten two times.

In spite of this, I agree with you. It really feels like a ubisoft game, but the setting, graphics and combat is what I liked really much. I'm also glad that Aloy was portrayed as a normal girl not some super sexy female, as we often get in games.

I've noticed that Sony exclusive games usually get high praise both from critics and community, and that's why I think you have such high scores for GoW, even though it's a game of corridors and repetition.

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KALofKRYPTON

@Shellcore
Unpopular Gaming Opinion: I'd rather have a Killzone sequel than a HZD one. (Even though I haven't finished Shadow Fall)

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Shellcore

@KALofKRYPTON I enjoyed Killzone 3 last gen. Think it was mainly as I played solo motion only with the gun attachment. Also played it co-op split screen which I enjoyed. Heard mixed views on the game in general though from others. Didn't play Shadowfall. I suspect you may be right that it is indeed an unpopular gaming opinion haha.

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Feena

2 very unpopular opinions:

1.Xeboblade Chronicles (Wii) is one of the worst jrpg ever released in the West. It encompasses everything I don't like about the genre but somehow manages to be so generic I can't even detest it with a passion. It could only be embraced by the jrpg starved Nintendo audience imho.

2. God of War (PS4) is OK. Just finished it and I am ...uuhm... adequately entertained.. It looks very good technically but I can't really say anything else sticks out for me. This is for the (straight white male) players.

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WorkingGamesFan

I really disliked Dark Souls 3 on PS4. The first time I realized I'm not a fan of this "get gud" genre.

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DerMeister

I suppose the fact that I'm not totally against cross play counts for this. I wouldn't mind seeing it on PS4 or PS5, but I understand why it's not happening, even if I don't think it would hurt Sony much, if at all.

My whole stance on the entire thing is weird. I wouldn't mind it, but I don't think it's essential, or THAT big a deal, or hate it.

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FullbringIchigo

@DerMeister the same, people are blowing it up far too much especially for a service that's not important and not really needed

There was nothing wrong with the way FFXIII was, ALL the FF games before it were linear too they hid it better

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FullbringIchigo wrote:

@DerMeister the same, people are blowing it up far too much especially for a service that's not important and not really needed

A bit like Backwards Compatibility

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