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Anti-Matter

I would like to see male characters on video games treated just like females on video games.
Instead of milking the sexy babes with naughty looking or try to seduce innocent girl, why don't put hunky dudes with some muscle and shirtless , also we can seduce those boys just like we seduce the girls ?
If it will not working for male gamers by normally, who cares. It might attract other gamers that have interest with same sex relationship.

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Anti-Matter

NEStalgia wrote:

@Anti-Matter That's what Bioware is for, but you refuse to play M rated games.

I can try softcore from The Sims 4.
Six pack dudes i have created, ahoy !

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1. Dance Dance Revolution series (100)
2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4 (96)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (95)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (91)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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NotTelevision

@Ralizah Yeah that’s a good point you bring up. To avoid a sort of backlash or controversy based on how the segment is presented. If it seems even a bit exploitative, that could be an issue.

Many would bring up Bayonetta as evidence of Nintendo publishing more “risqué” material, but she is more often seen as a model of female empowerment through sexuality, not the inverse.

I’ll still play it regardless, but I should probably beat the regular FE: 3H first.

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Ralizah

@NEStalgia It's obviously meant to arouse sexual feelings, but it's not nearly sexual enough to be termed "softcore pornography," imo. Unless the term "pornography" just doesn't mean anything anymore. The softcore vs hardcore distinction is meant to illustrate the difference between something you might have seen on HBO twenty years ago in the middle of the night and the sort of explicit, leave-nothing-to-the-imagination content you see on specialized websites.

Camilla was well-endowed (and the camera probably lingers on her longer than is strictly necessary), but that's not the same thing as a game featuring an entire storyline around risque modeling. Also, even if the bikini pictures weren't removed, practically every other hint of the female form was, from the enemy models with voids where their cleavage used to be to that wedding bodysuit to Tsubasa's pelvic bones in one of her more revealing outfits.

I'm not saying the game wasn't poorly localized. I'm saying that a part of that is poorly implemented censorship. A lot of the changes were made to hide or remove content that was likely perceived to be "inappropriate" by the localizers. Nothing else really explains some of the changes.

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NotTelevision

@NEStalgia Haha. Can’t wait to get that part. That seems like a very Japanese approach to “localization”. Just put them into some 90s jeans and muscle shirts like that dude from Blossom.

After Catherine and P5, I’m curious what Atlas are up to with SMT V. Not sure if it has some of the writers and directors, but there were definitely some pretty out there scenarios in those games. A student inviting one his teachers, who is revealed to be a part-time sex worker, to his room stands out.

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NEStalgia

@NotTelevision To be fair to the "empowerment" idea, though, IIRC, in the original Japanese version, I believe by the end of the Chapter, Tsubasa decides to go through with it, despite the risk to her media career, feeling confident and in control of that aspect of her career (along with remaining in music, a rare real world occurrence to do both). In the Western edit she just feels empowered to dress like Joey Lawrence. Now that is true victimhood.

SMT mainline series tends not to have much dialogue at all, unlike the wordy P5 and Catherine series. It's very much a gameplay, and dare I say, Western classic CRPG type series, foremost. There's dialog. Some interesting scenarios. But generally it's a down to basics gameplay-driven series that keeps the chit-chat more around setting up the framework than building a living world like in Persona. Not to say it's "Japanese take on Western religion" isn't intriguing with some interesting situations. But it doesn't have that engaging script that the other series have.

@Ralizah Changing the costumes, cleavage, bones, etc was censoring. But the actual content/theme wasn't mere censoring, nor even necessary for the goal of censorship. It remains a weird set of decisions that could have easily stayed in place, while censoring it.

I still haven't ruled out that Treehouse said "remove all the sexual content" and what came back was a giant Atlus middle finger. I don't think anyone really cares about Tusbasa's bones, or even the wedding dress of cleavage voids. None of that affects the game or even the feel. But Chapter 2 is just so, so bad.

It doesn't break it from being one of my favorite RPGs of all time despite that though. The good parts of the game are just so good otherwise.

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iKhan

A JRPG that "avoids random encounters" is not refreshing, and hasn't been refreshing for a decade. It's the genre standard. People who lavish praise when a JRPG they play doesn't have them clearly haven't given the genre a chance for a very long time.

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XBontendo

@iKhan Agreed. And I'd say it's standard enough that when I play one that does have random encounters it's kind of refreshing to enjoy the genre at its roots.

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iKhan

I have very little excitement for "next gen" right now. I don't think the PS4 had enough games I was interested in to consider buying until 2017. By that count, I expect the PS5 to be worth owning around 2024. Maybe 2022 because of the backwards compatibility with PS4.

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NotTelevision

@iKhan I agree. But I feel that every generation. You’ll have one launch game worth playing on the PS5, and the remainder of the time you’ll just be playing PS4 stuff on your new console.

But you know what... that’s fine. I’d rather a console have a steady stream of good games over a long period of time than come blasting out the gate, with a long period of silence.

There is no real advantage to buying consoles at though. Limited hardware stocks, expensive peripherals and games, a buggy and featureless UI (wait for the patch...), and a limited library of razzle dazzle tech showcases with average gameplay. Waiting the year and a half/ two years pays off in the end.

At least in my experience.

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iKhan

@NotTelevision I mostly agree, but I think it can depend.

I bought a Switch at launch because I didn't have a Wii U, and I had been hyped for Breath of the Wild since 2012 when Miyamoto casually said they started working on the next Zelda. I was also pretty starved for console Nintendo games at that point, since I was running out of Wii gems to play, and I had no intention of ever buying a Wii U.

So I can understand the diehard Sony fans who love Uncharted or the diehard Microsoft fans who love Halo, and buy the whatever platform has it. But for me, that's not really my kind of game, and it has traditionally taken a while for my kind of game to make the generation switch. For example, I on PS4 those games came with FF:XV, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Monster Hunter World, and Nier: Automata. The Witcher sounded neat, but it's a new genre and overall style for me, so I wouldn't go into that guns blazing.

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Heavyarms55

@iKhan I agree. The PS5 looks like a more powerful PS4 pro which I also didn't upgrade to. By the same token Xbox Version twi Series X model M-2 alpha potato salad deluxe also appears just to be a more powerful Xbone. I'd rather skip both and just buy a new gaming PC as my current machine is quite old now in terms of computers. By buying a PC I have little to worry about in terms of backwards compatibility as I will be able to just get all my existing Steam games on the new machine.

Nintendo always offers something new with their machines as well as having their - in my personal opinion - overwhelming untouchable collection of exclusive series, Mario, Pokemon, Zelda, Fire Emblem, Xenoblade, Splatoon, Animal Crossing, etc... all on devices that do something quite different than what came before. SNES, more buttons and a totally remade controller. N64 3D games and an analogue stick with 4 controller support out of the box. Gamecube had the Game Boy player, disks for the first time on Nintendo, Wii had motion controls, Wii U had the tablet controller and Switch combined Game Boy and Console into one machine.

But PS1-PS3, just better graphics then PS4 brought viable VR as a home console feature.
Xbox................................................. had a hard drive built in and better graphics. 360, graphics, one, graphics. The Kinect flopped and was abandoned. However Sony appears to be keeping VR alive and well despite the hype for it dying elsewhere. But I personally can't use VR comfortably nor do I find myself wishing I could. But that's a personal taste.

tl;dr I too am not interested in the next gen from Sony and MS.

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NotTelevision

@iKhan For sure. If you didn’t have a way to play BOTW beforehand than I bet your purchase felt justified. 2017 also had Xenoblade 2 and Mario Odyssey as well. One other thing the Switch did well was quickly become the replacement for the Vita, effectively making the appeal of that console drop suddenly off a cliff.

So it checked a lot of boxes immediately. I just can’t in any confidence say that the PS5 will do that. The install base is lopsided in PS4’s favor. For at least the first 6-8 months of 2021 the big 3rd party releases will be on the PS4 as well as 5.

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BrintaPap

@Anti-Matter dude have you ever looked at fighter games?!!!!
There are even fat man and really muscled man but no fat girls/woman.

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sixrings

Why not just only buy a PC and emulate Nintendo games in 4k while at it.

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Cotillion

iKhan wrote:

I have very little excitement for "next gen" right now.

What is there to be "excited" about? Generational jumps are more like little steps now.
Take Nintendo out of the picture and the console arms race just seems stagnant to me with marginal improvements here and there and no real innovation on the hardware side of things.
Like what @Heavyarms55 said, it's what kept me coming back to Nintendo, they experiment with their hardware and software both. Sometimes it works out for them, sometimes it doesn't, but at least it's something different than the same ol' thing just now with higher numbers.

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@sixrings

Because I don't like working on desktops, and I like having the ability to play games on my TV. So the small price difference between console and PC is a price difference that I get no value from.

I respect those who prefer PC, and if I were a person who could sit at his desk for hours a day working, I would get one too. But I love being able to take my laptop anywhere, either within the house or to another place entirely.

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kkslider5552000

People should play more games.

This is a weird, "unpopular" opinion but I feel like its a shame when people don't bother with more than a handful of games. Often not their fault if they don't have the time and money but I feel like people will just stick with what they know, and never bother with so much cool stuff that is out there.

Some of the best games I've played are about being a defense attorney. One of my highlights of a Wii U was a game all about being in front of a fire place. And quite frankly, as someone who would never call himself a fan of strategy or stealth games, I've found games in those genres that I adored. And I never would have if I gave up because I didn't get into Fire Emblem or certain other games.Try different games.

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@kkslider5552000

I definitely see what you are saying. Like it's a lot easier for me to stick to the franchises that I have played my whole life than it is to try something new. I think sometimes it's the cost of games that can be a bit intimidating, and it can be scary that what you've spent in both time and money ends up wasted.

But at the same time, when you discover something magical, that's probably worth all the time and money you put into things that didn't end up working for you. I make it no secret that Tales of Symphonia is my favorite game ever, but I actually didn't play that game for nearly a decade between when I first bought it and when I first played it.

I got it for what I believe was my 12th birthday, but I didn't play it until I was in college and the hype for Smash 4, brought up Lloyd Irving as a possible third party character. I ended up playing it out of pure curiosity, and it was pure magic for me.

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