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shokwave2

shokwave2

Australia

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shokwave2

#1

shokwave2 commented on Poll: Would You Buy Grand Theft Auto V On Wii U?:

@Twilight_Crow i respect that you can see that GTA is not just a game but also a work of art. Good to see you're not verbally bashing the game because you don't like it's various components: sandbox, shooting, etc. I'm the same with turn-based rpg games (Final Fantasy series, JRPG's) but i can see they're deep games with their own history and they look great, but i just can't get into them or enjoy them.

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#2

shokwave2 commented on Poll: Would You Buy Grand Theft Auto V On Wii U?:

It's funny how most people are acting all mature and saying "GTA is too violent and sexist, it's not my type of game". Yet they say they would rather buy Saints Row IV if it came to the Wii U, when in reality the Saints Row franchise are the more immature games than GTA and contains just as much sex, violence and drug use. They have know idea on the full gameplay of GTA except for the few videos of strip clubs and killings they've seen on YouTube.

Probably 10% of the game has drugs, excessive violence and sex involved. The remaining 90% of the game involves driving, diving, flying, hunting, comedy, finding collectables, races, vehicle and character customisation, challenges, etc. These sort of comments make me realise why mature content rarely gets released on Nintendo systems.

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#4

shokwave2 commented on Poll: Would You Buy Grand Theft Auto V On Wii U?:

@hcfwesker GTA IV was a gloomy, repetitive game, but GTA V has fixed all that with a huge variety of missions. Yes you may be shooting people every few missions, but what other games has you driving a mini submarine in the depths looking for government experiments, flying planes to drop of cargo drops, and sneaking into celebrities mansions to steal their underpants for weird fans?

Also with GTA online releasing next month, i don't see how you could get bored with over 500 missions intially, team deathmatches, races, etc, plus custom matches and races, and the ability to form a crew, buy mansions, vehicles plan heists and robberies.

Fair enough if it's not your sort of game but to say it's boring and repetitive when you probably played a 5-10 year old game is a bit stupid. It has 100 times more playability than Mario Kart, as there is only what 20+ tracks to race? And then what, race them again? Now that's repetitve. I'll be buying Mario Kart when it's released but i can see myself trading it in after completing the single player and a few weeks of multi. A game like GTA has freedom and the ability for downloading expansions, something Nintendo is not very good at doing.

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#5

shokwave2 commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

@K1LLEGAL I totally agree. I'm a huge Nintendo fan, but also own a PS3 and Xbox360 for those games that aren't available on Nintendo systems. Games are now considered art. Just because a games violent or contains drug references doesn't mean it's bad. What about all the films and magazines that show sex, drugs and violence? Zelda is a violent game, the only difference is one is set in a fantasy world with unrealistic graphics and the other (GTA) is rendered with realistic visuals. If you can't tell the difference between real life and a video game, you shouldn't be playing games, yet alone reviewing them or writing whingey articles.

I think this is more of a jealousy thing, as no one has cried about the DS game Chinatown Wars, which contains the usual GTA traits. I'm a father of 3 kids, and the 2 eldest (10 & 8, both girls) play GTA games regulary for fun. They both know about swear words and violence, and that games are not real and anything done or said in the game are not to be tried or repeated in the real world. And before anyone cries "bad parenting", both are top of their class and the eldest top of her school. And both are pretty good gamers for their age.

Get over the fanboy whinging and enjoy all games on all systems.

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#6

shokwave2 commented on Developer Interview: Mathew Solie on Disney In...:

I was hesitant buying this, but figured i'd give it a go as me and my kids loved Toy Story 3. I have to say it is very similar to TS3, while the only resemblance to Skylanders is the use of a base and figures. It's an easy game (aimed at the younger generation of course) but there's fun to be had if you enjoy not having to think too much while playing games.

I really enjoy the art style of the game. It's easy on the eyes but detailed at the same time. The voice work is great, with a few popular quotes thrown in to keep people happy. I can see why there are complaints that this can be an expensive game, but it doesn't have to be. You only buy what you want, no-ones forcing you to buy all the figurines and playsets.

All in all, i'd give this a 9/10. It accomplishes what it set out to do, which is make an enjoyable game for kids which lets them do what they want, when they want, with they're favourite Disney characters. My kids love it, as it lets them make their own adventures, while i love it because it takes me back to being a kid again, and it proves you don't need a game with high scores and blood to make it fun.