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Warruz

Warruz

United States

Iv been a Gamer my whole life although I must admit I did not become an Nintendo fan(outside of gameboy) until the Gamecube. I work in the Marketing field and also run my own podcast/website www.Pauseyourgame.com

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http://www.pauseyourgame.com

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#2

Warruz commented on Production Of Shovel Knight amiibo Is Being Ha...:

The more I think about it the more I realize that Amiibo's (at least now) are a kick at developers to bring games over to 3DS and Wii U. Here you have a product that has an established base that wants these products, you make a decent game and it does well, you can make a third party Amiibo, effectively allowing the dev to dip again with the product they made.

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Warruz commented on Video: These Monster Hunter X Trailers Are for...:

I still feel gunlance needs something. The new gauge to make it more important for gunlance to mix up shots with swings is good but I always felt the moveset needed something better to tie everything together.

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Warruz commented on Feature: Nintendo Franchises We Want to See at...:

I personally am hoping for either one of two things. The first being a continuation after Fusion that is done in an Other M style (2D and 3D elements) for the 3Ds. The other would be simply a remake of Metroid 2, it is easily the most overlooked of all the Metroid. Hell in a perfect world it would be both, kinda like how the GBA had Fusion and a remake of the original.

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Warruz commented on Monster Hunter X (Cross) Confirmed for Japanes...:

According to /r/MonsterHunter there is 4 classes in which the super attacks are based off of. So each weapon has a new feature dependent on your class of choice. No word on anything else on classes so far.

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#28

Warruz commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

@gcunit The two may not be mutually exclusive but they are however counter intuitive when offering such a bonus. Do you A go for the safe bet , or B go for the riskier game? Well when you have a bonus based off of reviews you would go with the safer bet. It's easier to make a better "something" if it already exists then to start completely fresh with something uncharted.

No, I never claimed it was Metacritic's fault, Metacritic is just doing what they are doing, but that doesnt prevent Metacritic being a source of the problem, it can be not someones fault but still their problem. G

Good Metacritic scores do not effect sales. Using Destiny as an example like It did before, Destiny got alright scores (70-80), nothing terrible and nothing great, but it sold like hotcakes. I mean from a business standpoint isnt sales more important then some arbitrary value?

AC Unity is but an example, but a good example of the issues with scoring, here is a game unplayable to a large group and received a 7.

And yes, I do believe Average should be a 5, because of the definition of what average is. We should either be seeing far more games in the 5 area, or far more lower numbers to compensate these higher numbers. What would you describe 5 then, as bad? Whats a 2 then? or a 1? If you consider 65-70 average then why are there (from a 1-10 scale) now 6 ratings that are considered bad and 4 that are considered good? you should see right away now that is unbalanced and shows the issue of inflating scores.

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#29

Warruz commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

@gcunit by having such a pay incentive it forces companies to play it safe, why? Because they can better guarantee the bonus if they don't go to far out of their bounds. I want new idea's to thrive and having such a pay structure doesn't support that in the slightest, having a bonus for high review scores (90 +) means your game while still great most likely isn't going to be anything brand new, its going to be indicative of something else.

Just think of where all the new ideas are coming from today, indies. Thats where the fresh and new ideas are coming from because they have the freedom to do so. They are not bound by such clauses and have the freedom to do what they want and can come up with games that change how you think of games.

Also do not claim it is up to them, we are not talking independent studios here who have no publisher, we are talking about those who do have publishers and have contracts they are beholden to. I highly doubt when presented with said contract they really have any leverage to change these things nor would turn it down because of one clause. You should care how these people are paid, because how they are paid results in the type of product they produce.

Metacritic is truly the bane of the industry just by the very nature of it existing. It promotes number inflation (how many sites actually rank an average game a 5) and its own system for converting is flawed. Take a look at how metacritic converts anything but a 1-10 system, it starts taking a few leaps in how to interpret those scores into its system. As mentioned publisher's look towards metacritic as the end all be all and employees pay is effected by it which in turn effects the product. Hell look at AC Unity, it has a 70 on Metacritic, this game is still completely unplayable for a large portion of PC players and it has a 70, a bloody 70! A game that most of the people on this particular platform can not play and is a buggy mess is not even a 50!

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#30

Warruz commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

@gcunit Because there are more to it then that. You are looking at it from the point of view of only the consumer, but review scores are the bane of the gaming industry. For example did you know bungie when making destiny had a clause in their contract that if they scored high enough they would get a bonus? Do you want to promote that kind of behavior? Because that is the kind of behavior that helps stagnate a market by not taking risks but going for the sure thing. The problem is really of less that scores exist but rather companies putting such an importance on them, from our end it far easier and more effective to remove scores to remove the problem.

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#31

Warruz commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

Numbers are already quite worthless as it is due to their high inflation, what few sites do you know when rating a average game give it a 5(out of 10)? Very little if any, this is an inherent flaw in the system already and why the numbering should be greatly reduced or scraped. If I had to pick a number system, 1 - 5 is the best as it leaves room for it to teeter to both the worse and better side which is a good thing to have as tastes differ.

However my preferred system is Kotaku's , it's simple and accounts for taste. Buy it, Rent it, Avoid it(I believe there is a Wait option as well for MMO's and console reviews) are quite straight forward and result in a 1-3 system that has a big enough swing that the reason why it got that rating matter. IF something got a Rent it but you are a fan of the series then thats a buy it for you, same for the opposite. Buy it is everyone should play it, and avoid it is everyone should avoid it. That means only the greatest and worst will get praise and ridicule and the middle its up to the consumer.

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#43

Warruz commented on Keiji Inafune's New Year's Message Includes Fr...:

To many people getting hung up on the "almost done" statement. Dont forget its a relative term, they could be almost done in that the technical side is completed and there still needs to be touches required to everything else. Obviously there is more to be done but I wouldn't be concerned, Gunvolt looked fine.

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#45

Warruz commented on GAME's Zelda: Majora's Mask Pre-Order Bonus Is...:

@johndevine Because its not really Nintendo pushing these items, these are items from the retailer. Also there is an agreed upon price when it comes to just released games and retailers so the only way for retailers to separate themselves from others is to offer something extra.

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Warruz commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

@MrGawain They don't have to, the PS4 has won on marketing by a landslide due to Microsoft tripping over itself before launch. PS4 being cheaper and "focused on games" is what allowed it to win, when things slow down expect some big hit titles to work there way out.