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Commented on Demon's Souls: The Choice

Still, this would not have made it a true dilemma, because there is no real connection between the player and Astraea : the death of the latter always sound like the best choice from the playable character’s point of view (since you’re preventing further sacrifices… or getting stronger…). To have a true dilemma, no option should sound better than another.

In comparison, the ending of Dark Souls IS a dilemma. Either you sacrifice yourself to restore the Age of Fire but only for a few hundreds of year (I think) and free yourself from the Undead curse, either you survive, directly trigger the age of Dark but with possibly very bad consequences similar to what destroyed Oolacile and New Londo (this is never said, but implied, since your character is likely to be influenced by Kaathe). There is absolutely no good outcome, when you think about it (however I haven’t played DS II yet, so I don’t know which ending turned canon).

May 29, 2014 at 09:55AM EDT

Commented on Demon's Souls: The Choice

The problem here is that there is no actual dilemma. I agree that the background of Astraea is both sad and fascinating (I only criticized the way it was presented) but I don’t see any actual choice like the picture above implies. Whatever you do, you’re always some kind of jerk wanting the soul of Astraea solely for power according to her. Which sounds strange since most players will choose the good ending like you said. This is why I would have preferred a different way of introducing the fight like I stated above.

Note that this is not about saving Astraea (since she HAS to die), but rather a diplomatic way to approach her, much like in western RPGs (without going as far as winning the fight just by choosing the right answers; here for example you would still fight Garl).

May 29, 2014 at 09:54AM EDT

Commented on Demon's Souls: The Choice

This bugs me a bit, because the only way to save Boletaria consists in defeating all archdemons to gain the attention of the Old One in order to put it back to slumber. With Astraea alive there is no other way to save the country from demons and it’s obviously better to prevent than wait for other people to get to the valley and barely appease their suffering with Astraea.

This is why I think they should have put some additional dialogs where you can convince Astraea of your doings, then make you fight a despaired Garl as actual boss fight (in addition with the current way where you attack Astraea/Garl as soon as you enter the zone), because here it’s like you’re the greedy soon-to-be-archdemon guy whatever happens while you still have the possibility to get the good ending.

May 28, 2014 at 12:53PM EDT

Commented on 35f.jpg

Anything with Reshiram involved in it is awesome.

May 28, 2014 at 12:05PM EDT

Commented on Anime

Well, the source material doesn’t help…

May 27, 2014 at 11:46AM EDT

Commented on McDonald’s "Happy" Mascot

Oh, nevermind. Just read that McDonald’s indeed experienced with this mascot since 2009 in France. Still surprised it took that long before appearing in the US, though.

May 21, 2014 at 12:16PM EDT

Commented on McDonald’s "Happy" Mascot

I don’t get it. This thing was just released this month in the US ?

I’ve seen it for at least 2 years in Europe.

May 21, 2014 at 11:16AM EDT

Commented on fdb.gif

I dunno, it’s been a while, all I can say is that he litteraly teleported behind me and backstabbed me.

May 20, 2014 at 08:56AM EDT

Commented on fdb.gif

I haven’t played DS2 yet and I already seen pretty fucked up backstabs in the first one. Like a backstab from some guy which was in FRONT of me, and I talk about the actual backstab, not the parry/stab move…

May 20, 2014 at 06:37AM EDT

Commented on seath does science

“He would probably just experiment on them”

And that’s how Priscilla was born.

May 18, 2014 at 02:07PM EDT

Commented on Conchita Wurst's Beard

Ironically, the least liked title of this year’s Eurovision was “Moustache”.

(it’s from the French group Twin Twin, if anyone wants to know)

May 14, 2014 at 01:39PM EDT

Commented on 6eb.png

You forgot “I’M SCREAMING

May 13, 2014 at 02:26PM EDT

Commented on 08a.png

Kickstart that shit right now

May 13, 2014 at 08:59AM EDT

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