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Most pretentious video games

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All Call of Duty's
Metroid Other M
Tony Hawk's Underground
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Resident evil games

Zelda games

Halo games

 

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Gran Turismo
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EA's sports roster, and Skyrim
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XXxXXTremerTXXxxXX wrote:
Gran Turismo

The PS1 installments were awesome. After that... yeah. I don't care if a beautifully rendered car handling like an understeering piece of dogsh!t is "realistic," it's still not fun.

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Mass Effect 3 and any game where Jennifer Hamburger Helper was the lead writer.
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Metal Gear Solid series

The made-up stories are all about brilliant handsome rich suave people who almost get away with it; the real stories are about stupid, mean pigs who confess the minute they get brought into the interrogation room. Just scum killing scum, for some dumb reason or no reason at all. That’s the smell of truth. ~ Gary Brecher
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Don't get me wrong, I'm a MGS fanboy, but you are so right.......It's barely a game most of the time, and the story is almost like a game of dueling writers purposly putting each other into corners just so they can write themselves out of it.
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Buddyroe274 wrote:
Don't get me wrong, I'm a MGS fanboy, but you are so right.......It's barely a game most of the time, and the story is almost like a game of dueling writers purposly putting each other into corners just so they can write themselves out of it.

I know right? And that's when it's not focusing on Kojima's half assed philosophizing over yet another 10+ minute cutscene. War is bad... deep, man.

The made-up stories are all about brilliant handsome rich suave people who almost get away with it; the real stories are about stupid, mean pigs who confess the minute they get brought into the interrogation room. Just scum killing scum, for some dumb reason or no reason at all. That’s the smell of truth. ~ Gary Brecher
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Definitely the Call of Duties. Some of the Final Fantasy games. MGS is a pretty annoying series.

Some rpg's.

Agree on Tony Hawk too....though I'm not sure kids play those games much any more tbh.
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KINGwestpark wrote:
Definitely the Call of Duties. Some Any of the Final Fantasy after IX games. MGS is a pretty annoying series.

Some rpg's.

Agree on Tony Hawk too....though I'm not sure kids play those games much any more tbh.

There we go.

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*shrug* FFXII was pretty good. Otherwise I agree.

The made-up stories are all about brilliant handsome rich suave people who almost get away with it; the real stories are about stupid, mean pigs who confess the minute they get brought into the interrogation room. Just scum killing scum, for some dumb reason or no reason at all. That’s the smell of truth. ~ Gary Brecher
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This is just a "video games I hate" thread.
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Not really.....I like both MGS series, and skyrim, but you have to call a spade a spade....Don't pump me up for an all imersive world with endless possibilities, and a never ending quest, then sell me GTA with dragons......I don't hate them, but I'm only willing to give the credit where it's due.
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Xenosaga and Metal Gear.

 

I'm a big fan of both series, but goddamn can they be preachy.

 

On the upside, at least it was fully possible to follow what was going on in Xenosaga. I've played (and enjoyed) all the main-game MGS and still have no #### clue what's happening for 90% of the games. The only legitimate confusion on Xenosaga was due to entire games being cut for budgetting and most of it was resolved with the bigass dictionary thing in 3. Even if the second game was a mess, I had a pretty good grasp on what I was actually watching when the cool cutscenes happened. MGS just has fun gameplay and neat I'm-not-going-to-think-about-it fightscenes.

 

Both babble a lot, though.

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MGS is the only game series to go in depth on why war is bad, instead of generalization and common knowledge in why war is bad.

The series was designed in mind for the gamers who are too apathetic to care about issues like that.

So unless MGS5 has some Asange connections, I won't take it too seriously.

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the_shotgun_rhetoric wrote:

*shrug* FFXII was pretty good. Otherwise I agree.


I did enjoy XII, actually. Even though Vaan was a little girl. >.>

 

XIII was okay, but it was just one big cutscene.

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7 & 10 were the 2 really good FF's right? Those were the ones with Sepharoth & Cloud & all them?
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Sarcasm?

Aha. I'm actually a fan of pre-Playstation Final Fantasies.

 

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Let me elaborate on THUG a little bit.


The writers tried to convey that the skating was ruined by mass commercialization. The irony is so thick that you could slice it with a knife.

But near the end, the writers pulled a U-turn by saying you don't have to subscribe to any of that.


This game shows the hypocrisy of professional skaters. They tried to make a name for themselves in the game by being the "true" skaters who never sold out.




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4 and 6 are the crown jewels with 1 and 5 getting honorable mention....2 and 3 were kind of snooze fests......I using the original numbering if that's not obvious
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FF6 > all

The made-up stories are all about brilliant handsome rich suave people who almost get away with it; the real stories are about stupid, mean pigs who confess the minute they get brought into the interrogation room. Just scum killing scum, for some dumb reason or no reason at all. That’s the smell of truth. ~ Gary Brecher
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What gives you the impression I don't know what pretentious means......Skyrim is a testament to over exaggeration, and mgs is nothing more that bells and whistles and lofty rhetoric with a game hidden in it
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Those games aren't self-important at all. Maybe somewhat of a disappointment, if you were expecting something more than what you got, but "pretentious" doesn't apply.