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I disagree that a reviewer needs to finish a game if it is exceedingly long. 50 hours of gameplay is a long time. When reviewing an mmorpg you're not expected to put the 1000+ hours in to complete everything. If you don't like a game after 50 hours but are forced to play another 30 to review it, well the review is likely going to be even more negative, because they're being forced to continue playing something when they don't want to.

Also as for the "clasping hands" thing, that's just an excuse, the character is sexualised and the clasping hands could have been shown from the front, no ass shot necessary. I'm not saying that sexualising a character is sexist though.



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Sexualized or sexist? Nothing wrong with the first, it just might come off as silly, depending on the setting and situation (both Conan and Red Sonja often come to my mind regarding that), or just not be to someone's liking.

Anyway, it's Kotaku, that falls into Polygon-Kotaku-Eurogamer bin of usual idiocy.



Though his comments were inane, unwarranted, and misinterprets the problem, this title and op does the same thing. Its not that he is ok with micro-transactions its that in this instance he feels it is "annoying at worst" not predatory, and youtubers are being clickbaity and not actually looking at the difference between what is actually exploitative. Not only do I not agree, I'll readily criticize any and every non f2p game that uses them. Especially games I want. But the you dumb down his argument to being, "mtxs are ok" is actually the only dishonest thing here.

More importantly you're just using this opportunity to jump down his neck on something completely off-topic and what he reviewed almost a year ago. Talk about holding a grudge.

Last edited by Dravenet7 - on 10 October 2018

I think it's best to just ignore anything that comes out of sites like Kotaku or Polygon



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They are okay if done right and only cosmetic imo. Also not sure if Xeno 2 is sexist but it so full of cringe. Saw some cut-scenes and clips. Yikes.



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Dravenet7 said:

Though his comments were inane, unwarranted, and misinterprets the problem, this title and op does the same thing. Its not that he is ok with micro-transactions its that in this instance he feels it is "annoying at worst" not predatory, and youtubers are being clickbaity and not actually looking at the difference between what is actually exploitative. Not only do I not agree, I'll readily criticize any and every non f2p game that uses them. Especially games I want. But the you dumb down his argument to being, "mtxs are ok" is actually the only dishonest thing here.

More importantly you're just using this opportunity to jump down his neck on something completely off-topic and what he reviewed almost a year ago. Talk about holding a grudge.

In my mind, saying that MTX are annoying at worst is the same thing as saying they are ok. But I'll change the OP, because I never intended to misrepresent somebody. I actually couldn't remember whether it was Kotaku or Polygon that posted the misleading image on twitter. 



Cerebralbore101 said:

In my mind, saying that MTX are annoying at worst is the same thing as saying they are ok. But I'll change the OP, because I never intended to misrepresent somebody. I actually couldn't remember whether it was Kotaku or Polygon that posted the misleading image on twitter. 

Fair enough and to be fair I should have at least noted that you posted the video earlier that does go into what he said, rather than merely criticizing you.

I do understand what you're coming from in terms of the normalization of mtx's caused by the complacency of it, much like DMC 5, but translating to others in that way does give it a jump that was unintended. 

Nonetheless, looking back out it now, sorry for coming off the way I did. Could've been better about it

Also I think its kotaku that posted that image. That criticism of XB2 is rather shallow, but to me it really feels detached from this.



Bisa said:

He's put 50hrs into it, he's in his right to critique a game regardless if its "atleast 80hrs" long. You also don't need context when it comes to Pyra, her character design alone is "Sexist" ...

This thread is basically "reviewer x didn't like a game I did"

80 hours is the minimum amount of time to beat the game if you rush through everything. I wouldn't trust a book review if somebody read half a book. Same goes for seeing half a movie. 

Edit: I didn't actually see the end credits scene for Xenoblade 2 until I was 130 hours in. And even then I kept on playing for another 60 hours to do all the side quests, and unlock everything I felt like unlocking. 50 hours makes me seriously wonder whether or not he even got past the last tutorial.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexism

How does her character design foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex? Are all characters that happen to be scantily clad, or in skintight outfits sexist? Does this include men, like comic book super heroes that wear spandex? Is her character design sexist because she has big breasts? Are comic book characters with big muscles sexist too then? Doesn't Xenoblade 2's overarching story, about blades being people too, send a message that is clearly anti-sexist? 

I mean, yes there is one character in the game that is sexist for sure. Dahlia is a blade with breasts so large that they shouldn't be physically possible (Large wouldn't have been sexist, but impossibly large is another thing entirely.) But does one sexist character out of 45 that are locked behind a gacha system make an entire game sexist? 

Reviewer X that couldn't be bothered to actually finish a game, before writing a review for it, and then took a scene out of context for the purposes of writing a false narrative, now says that non-cosmetic MTX are annoying, but acceptable in games. 

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He's a good reporter, but he's wrong on that one. Also, Xenoblade itself might not be sexist (I haven't played it yet), but its character designs are anything but progressive, that's for sure.



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GameOverture said:
He's a good reporter, but he's wrong on that one. Also, Xenoblade itself might not be sexist (I haven't played it yet), but its character designs are anything but progressive, that's for sure.

Oh, it's in line with progressive values. Just look at these proud progressive women on this picture during a slut walk in Israel. Pyra would just fit in .



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