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Guys this isn't a very good blog post I've written, but dang it, i've got to tell you, MASSIVE CHALICE is really good.
Yes its Double Fine. Yes its early access now. Yes its a Kickstartered game. No they haven't finished the game yet.
Yes its really good.
From what i hear, the game is end to end playable, start to end game./fail states. I've onl played about 4 hours, straight, but wow. The fact that they're putting more work into this game through to April 2015 is impressive, because it pretty much feels complete. Its got a really rewarding gameplay loop, between managing the kingdom and getting into battles. Its got the overworld game onlock much like new X-COM, but with a much more engaging timeline.
Even without completion, balancin, polishing or whatever else they're adding, it feels good, and feels like a completed thought. I hope there's more for me to say once I get several more generations in. If you have a tolerance for beta games, even just a little, I really have to recommend it. I'm pleased and surprised and happy.
And I really wanted to share that.
Guys, I saw this and had to come back home, to try and figure things out.
And this isn't to say there's actual sides to be had, or rigth stances or wrong stances... but huh? Is gaming actually transcending an ideological line right now in agenda propaganda? Certainly convservative types play games (I know plenty, from here!) but it always felt like there was a gamer island, that didn't even band to all that, in the name of games being cool, and sharing that. Does that even exist? Did it?
Years ago, this video couldn't have existed. Certainly, being a conservative outlet, the focus of any game piece would be on the negatives touched on to start, and on how games were a blight to society. Now, legitamized and defended, its like a pendulum swung in the full other direction. Lets defend these games, and protect them for all their bloody, arguably sexist glory, because its a boys club, amirite?
Jack Thompson, I could process. But this...are... are we winning?
Is there even a we anymore?