How was New Colossus ruined?
Shitty controls, poorly designed levels, upgrades and customization was gutted, too many cutscenes, and a plot that aside from being the most hamfisted leftist propaganda I've ever seen, is so incoherent and poorly written that I would've hated it even if completely conformed with my political views. Seriously, the pregnant Anne Frank erotica /his/ pumps out almost daily would have more redeeming quality than this game narrative-wise.
I ignored the ads making fun of Richard Spencer and bought it expecting a reinvention of the Naziploitation genre and got a borderline incoherent tumblr fanfic instead.
Uh. I thought the exact opposite.
Reinvention of Naziploitation? What exactly were you expecting from Wolfenstein, the 'Murder Nazi indiscriminately' series? There isn't very many avenues to explore when it comes to murdering nazis.
You bought Murder the Nazis III and expected it to be pro-Nazi?
Also: Fuck Nazis.
Richard Spencer is not someone that you should be looking up to…
>>1638>You bought Murder the Nazis III and expected it to be pro-Nazi?
Uhhhh… No. But I was expecting better allies than "fuck white people" sassy black lady, a crazier-than-Bill-Cooper-tier conspiracy theorist, a New Age LSD junkie, and a Communist preacher (like that makes any sense) and a political message that wasn't constantly insinuating that "right wingers are all Nazis". And the idea that mainstream Americans or even the KKK would have caved in and be suckups to the Nazis is absurd. Poland and Russia have much more in common with Germany than the United States (both were home to a substantial German minority and Russia's deposed monarchy was ethnically German) and both resisted the Nazis with greater ferocity than anyone else.
But like I said, I wouldn't have minded it that much if they had at least written it in well. They hinted similar sentiments in the previous game with Jimi Hendrix but did so with greater subtly and it was well written and I actually appreciated it for that.
Also the way they wrote BJ's father was just appalling. Wasted opportunity for a tragic love story with the mother being Jewish.
>Also: Fuck Nazis.
Agreed>>1640>Richard Spencer is not someone that you should be looking up to…
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the point of the narrative of the new games is to explore how gun toting hard-right meatheads and drug tripping hard-left 70s flower children would have put their differences aside to band together against Nazis.
it's a simulator for you. You're actually BJ, the conservative, being made uncomfortable by the liberals around you, but you like them anyway because right-left politics stop mattering when Nazis open fire
Well BJ's All-American meathead status seems to take a backseat for the new game, he spends most of the game mourning Caroline's death and his politics only come up once toward the end when he's in a drunken argument with a Commie Preacher (who I'll admit had the potential to be a compelling character, but he gets way too little screentime and it would've been better to leave the Commie part out and make him a run-of-the-mill Christian fundamentalist instead). I liked first one because it showed BJ becoming violently angry when Jimi Hendricks compares him to the Nazis and Jimi makes the point that they're both in the same boat now.
And of the right-wing persuasion, BJ is really alone. The last game at least had Klaus, the ex-Nazi. And while new game has the fat daughter of Nazi present, her character isn't nearly as compelling. She comes off more as a rebellious child rather than the redeemed/guilt-ridden villain Klaus was.
Speaking of historical cameos, the game was a missed opportunity to have Barry Goldwater, Lyndon Johnson, Malcolm X, or Martin Luther King present as leaders of the Resistance (all of them iconic figures of the 1960s and all of them had reasons to despise Nazism). Maybe showing them venomously clashing at first, and later making amends. Would've been a lot of better than Ronald Reagan's supposed cameo (which doesn't even make sense because he's decades too young in the game).
>>1644>>And of the right-wing persuasion, BJ is really alone.
I think you are willfully missing the point of the game. When the nazis roll into town, the right are the ones who welcome them. The persecuted minorities band together and fight back because they have no choice, but rich white folks collaborate.
I found the game's narrative and themes extremely compelling and relevant, although the plot tails off around two thirds of the way through and it feels like the stakes fall out of the game a bit. I must echo complaints about gameplay, though, the stealth was dire and in all the big gun fights I lost half my health without realising I was even being damaged. Overall I was disappointed with the game because I had such high hopes, but still enjoyed it. I just want killing nazis to be as viscerally thrilling as thrusting my axe through someone's back in Bloodborne.
>>1645>I think you are willfully missing the point of the game. When the nazis roll into town, the right are the ones who welcome them.
Some of the most ardent opponents of Nazism within Germany and abroad were right-wingers. Fritz Gerlich, Erich Klausener, and Claus von Stauffenberg (albeit he agreed with many Nazi tenants, but not nearly to the same extreme) being examples of the former, and Churchill and De Gaulle being examples of the latter.
>The persecuted minorities band together and fight back because they have no choice
Plenty of ethnic minorities (even those secretly earmarked for eventual extermination), such as Estonians and Ukrainians, also took up arms for the Nazis. Especially in the Soviet Union, which had mistreated them for years and they were initially inclined to see the Germans as the lesser evil.
>rich white folks collaborate.
Tell that to the wealthy, nobility, and clergy of Poland. Even before the campaign to destroy the Jews began in earnest, the Germans were already exterminating them.
Tru dat, game's trash
It's a step backwards from The New Order, it's also filled with cringy dialogue with no matter wich side of politics is, and a lot of characters are downright retarded.
10/10 would drink Soda with a Nazi
I agree with one sentence. The game IS a step back from New Order. To be fair though, New Order was gold. There aren't many story ideas that could've possibly outdone the Hendrix story arc.
That's exactly why I'm so critical of the game. The last one was so damn good and I had high hopes for this one but it falls so short.
I'm gonna guess the game originally had a plot and gameplay that was going to more closely resemble the first but the developers decided to rewrite it after the election to appeal to anti-Trump hysteria and then proceeded to go way overboard with it. Hence why some sections of the game (such as Blaskowicz's receiving a BB gun from his father, daydreaming of his mother, and killing an SS soldier in a fit of grief and rage in front of Hitler) are absolutely brilliant when the rest of the plot is mind-bogglingly stupid and blatantly politicized. The brilliant parts were elements recycled from the original script.>>1653>There aren't many story ideas that could've possibly outdone the Hendrix story arc.
A horny nine month pregnant Anne Frank receives psuedo-religious visions from great sharpshooters of the past such as Annie Oakley and Jack Hinson to protect her lover and unborn child by killing Nazis. She steals an experimental laser rifle and proceeds to go on a hormone-fueled killing spree in a Spaghetti Western-themed tale rife with nudity, sex, murder, and torture that only George R. R. Martin or Tarantino could approve of.
That would've been the Life of Brian of first person shooters. The game destined to offend nearly two thirds of the civilized world, severely annoy the other third, and sell millions of copies everywhere.
You have fine taste. And that definitely a game that deserves a remaster.
Maybe with an actual game on the second disk.
Tell me about it.
I have been wanting to see how Xenogears would look with some modern inprovements in graphics and gameplay and a fixed Disc 2 that is not just a huge exposition dump with little to no gameplay.
Been working on a set of images of a little fan canon I have had when the infiltration of Solaris went tits up and over the course of time everyone was captured,Elly had it the worst as she was forced to breed with specifically engineered Wels and give birth to Deus.
It is a bit of a long story but I have made drawings that I posted on the /d/ board of inhuman births.
I've always liked Taki from the Soul Calibur games. I'm kinda dreading her eventual inclusion in a Soul Calibur 6 trailer, because then I'll want to buy the game (I don't have much time or energy for games anymore, so I've been sticking to a "no new consoles; no new games" policy).
lara croft from tomb raider.
Yuffie stole my heart.
And all my materia.