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Thread: PC Bargains
11-06-2012, 10:12 AM #4141
I don't see how me enjoying what I played but wishing there were more female characters available means it's not a fit for me.
There's plenty of characters SEGA could have put in - Rouge, Cream, Blaze - and that's just going by the Sonic franchise. Their other games (e.g. Mario & Sonic games) manage to have a greater female representation, so why can't Sonic & SEGA All-Stars? It had a number of supporting characters as playable (like, y'know, Big the Cat?) so it wouldn't kill them to add just a few more.
11-06-2012, 10:22 AM #4142
Also the rest of the gaming community isn't so fond of the expanded Sonic character roster if you take a look around, as an example almost all of those characters you listed are despised outside the core Sonic fanbase, Big is probably the most reviled though.
Finally, while it isn't confirmed it is rumored and highly likely that Big has been dropped in the sequel. If you like the game buy it, but if the lack of enough female characters bothers you a lot I'd vote with your wallet.
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11-06-2012, 10:27 AM #4143
Maybe the male Sega characters are just, y'know, better drivers.
11-06-2012, 10:28 AM #4144
11-06-2012, 10:44 AM #4145
11-06-2012, 10:45 AM #4146
Vinraith explained it to be such that you "ignore the maths and just screw around with history", "like the sims?" I replied. Essentially, if you stop thinking of it as a strategy game and stop trying to "win" it, then yeah who cares about the hidden maths. But in more "win based" grand strategy type things Paradox often puts out I find the idea of hidden maths monsterous.
11-06-2012, 10:47 AM #4147
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11-06-2012, 11:18 AM #4149
11-06-2012, 11:30 AM #4150
It was kind of a stupid discussion though, so I am fine letting it lay and getting back to the topic of deals. What else is there to say? If you don't like it don't purchase it, the whole 'sale' strategy isn't very effective as it nets Sega a sale and Sega is going to continue to listen to their core fanbase over small voices who oppose how they make their games, but continue to purchase them.
The whole reason All-Stars Racing Transformed is turning into the game Sega fans wanted to see is because Sega fans widely rejected the over-representation of the Sonic Franchise in the first game; The first game wasn't a huge seller, we literally had Steve Lycett (the producer) contacting the Sega fansites to ask us our perspective and how we wanted to see the game change. This was a celebration of Sega's IPs for Sega fans, and also Sabrage, good taste with the Panzer Dragoon ;).
11-06-2012, 11:41 AM #4151
I wasn't planning to continue that particular line of conversation, but I just find responses like that ridiculous in a forum that encourages open discussion. There's definitely a threshold that does get crossed from time-to-time, but I don't think it was really necessary in this case (especially since deals usually have a lull right around now, so there's not much else to talk about!)
RE: Panzer Dragoon: I'm a blatant and unabashed Saturn fanboy.
11-06-2012, 11:45 AM #4152
11-06-2012, 11:55 AM #4153
Recommendations and warning belong here but gaming trivia is in my opinion superfluous and hurts the thread.
11-06-2012, 12:10 PM #4154
The Orange Box (HL, HL2 ep1 and 2, Portal, TF2) currently a fiver on Impulse:
Registers on Steam (...)
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11-06-2012, 12:16 PM #4155
11-06-2012, 12:31 PM #4156
11-06-2012, 01:22 PM #4157
I know a guy, haha, I linked him. I would have killed for that deal when I became a PC gamer in March 2011.
11-06-2012, 01:31 PM #4158
11-06-2012, 01:45 PM #4159
11-06-2012, 02:27 PM #4160
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- Jun 2011
I caved and picked-up S&S - it's been a while since I played anything 'blue sky' - and it's better than it's demo suggests...
The biggest issues are technical for sure - some of the courses have some savage slowdown (actually all-out-stop for short periods) and no amount of fiddling with the options makes any difference (as in it's no better on low settings than on max!!!) which clearly suggests it's a bit of a shitty port (if the lack of multiplayer and the control issues aren't sign enough).
When I'm asked to type in my name using a controller when there's a keyboard in-front of me I cannot help but sigh - but get past that and the slowdown/glitches and it's fun enough to play - a sort of 'Outrun 2006 Lite' really.