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Mass Effect drama - teh graphikz r dumbed down!

Discussion in 'BioWare' started by Vault Dweller, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    I hopes someone get fire over these travesty.
     
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  2. Jim Kata Arbiter

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    So the 'mistake' is showing what the game actually looks like, and he assures us they will never make this mistake again. Interesting.

    Even more interesting is that the people talking about dumbing down...have been dumbed down.
     
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  3. suibhne Erudite

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    ^^ +1

    One reason consoles lead to overemphasis on graphical wonderment is that the console arms race is predicated almost entirely on such comparisons across platforms. I sometimes harbor a deep, secret hope that the success of stuff like fl0w will lead to less glaring bullshit regard graphics, but I can't really summon the optimism to believe that in any sustained fashion. Fuck 'em all, and the next-gen horsies they rode in on.
     
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  4. Sovy Kurosei Erudite

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    What was wrong with the "bad" screenshots. I didn't really notice much of a difference in quality.
     
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  5. sportforredneck Liturgist

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    They bitch excessively about the new video as well, yet I thought the faces looked much more realistic than the pointy ass faces of the past.
     
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  6. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    I begin to ask myself if they actually can be dumbed down anymore, seeing the current status of dumbness. But, I've seen Idiocracy, and thus know that everything is possible.
     
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  7. sabishii Arbiter

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    That's because "It have made them" is usually in the phrase "Would it have made them."
     
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  8. Edward_R_Murrow Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    The saddest thing is that everyone is willing to cause a massive shitstorm over things like graphics but when a company announces a large cut of content, people react far more mildly.

    And by people....I mean the general gaming public.
     
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  9. kingcomrade Kingcomrade Edgy

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    In all cases. Jimbob makes some reference to pagan languages but here in civilized parts we do things right.

    I would also like to give everyone who disagreed with me in the thread about whether question marks go inside the quotation marks or not a big kiss my ass with a side of neener neener.
     
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  10. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Old Norse is an amazing language, though.
    And Latin, too.
     
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  11. MountainWest Scholar

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    The problem was, and still is, that you corrected him on an already correct sentence.
     
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  12. Jim Kata Arbiter

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    kc is technically right, but that's a stupid rule that I never follow.
     
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  13. MountainWest Scholar

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    He's technically right when it comes to American English. Not when it comes to British English, thus KC was wrong when he corrected whoever wrote the punctutation outside the exclamation point.
     
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  14. kingcomrade Kingcomrade Edgy

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    When it comes to grammar there is no such thing as just being technically right. In any case my correction was intended as part of the running joke but there's always someone wanting to masturbate onto the Internets.
     
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  15. aries202 Erudite

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    Personaly I'd take a little graphics any day ;) over the glitz and glossy graphics that Oblivion has. I much prefer the dev. team spent time on making interestering quests & storylines etc. than trying to polish teh GRAPHICS OMG!!! (you know what I mean, ;) I think ;) ) to an extent where it hurts your eyes.

    Also, VD, this is really really old news, but sadly relevant, since many people apparently did complain about the graphics & how the game looked. And frankly, when I looked at screenshot # 1, which was the first graphics released, & screenshot # 2, I actually couldn't see that much of difference between them, but that could maybe just be because my glasses need to get cleaned ;) :D

    Anyway, it made me feel kind of sad :( that so many people apparently do care more about the visuals of the game, ME, than the underlying storyline. But so is the world, I guess...

    As for the question mark and the exclamation point, could this codex get even nerdier ;) :D
     
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  16. Texas Red Whiner

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    OK, everybody who discusses grammar will be fuckwit noobed.
     
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  17. Castanova Prophet

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    Well, the three "crappy" screenshots really did look worse than what they had been showing previously. But, to anyone who's actually created a digital image before, it was clear that it was just a compression issue. I, for one, want those Mass Effect graphics to look as good as possible since it's unlikely the gameplay itself is going to make up for any slack.
     
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  18. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    You might see this when you type it, Aries:

    But when I try to read it, I glance over it and only see:
    Hence, I am unable to read it.
     
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  19. MountainWest Scholar

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    No, your excessive use of smileys makes it impossible.

    "Sad :( " - Why both?
     
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  20. sportforredneck Liturgist

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    Probably due to the fact that "Save the galaxy from evil robots" is a mind numbing choice as a plot.
     
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  21. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    It's even worse, because the robots are an ancient evil. And only Shepard knows about them OMGZ!!!
     
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  22. sportforredneck Liturgist

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    Not only that, but it's a myth that has long been told, and no one believes him that it's true.
     
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  23. Inziladun Cipher

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    Oh great, all the ex-TES fanboys (and I say ex, because Oblivion is old news) are now onto the next big thing and using a term that was jammed down their fucking throats for the how many days Oblivion held their attention. I suppose "dumbed down" is going to become the universal term to express displeasure in something now.

    Here's a thread discussing the graphix! http://forums.gametrailers.com/showthread.php?t=82720

    Looks like Mass Effect will be the best thing since sliced bread, guys!
     
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  24. sportforredneck Liturgist

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    Let me guess, not dumbed down, but extremely dumbed down.

    I prefer this post:

    "Maybe it's just me but, looking at this screenshot I got a feeling my responses to this VI guy would've been exactly the same....seriously."

    They don't seem to understand that in games, most things you can say leads to the same responses, even if you're an asshole, you'll just be bitched at first, and then they go on to tell you what you want.
     
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  25. Jim Kata Arbiter

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    no
     
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