Things like "laziness" and "poor level design" are relative and subject, and not completely agreed on by everyone. Where there is one thing that you may see as "laziness" or what you don't like or think brings the game down for you, there are plenty of others who can see otherwise, or not be bothered by them. In some aspects in some cases, that can be applied to the 3D games.
Seriously, just because there are things you may not like about Sonic 4 doesn't mean everyone will think the same way, or be bothered as YOU may be about those things. Furthermore, it would not be hard to realize times have change, and how that affected Sonic 4 years after the classics. Also, you can't always get what you want, and there are even some things you do not need to enjoy the game. If what bothers you does not bother someone else, just let them have their opinion and accept that. You said that in the quoted post here, that his opinion was wrong, and having different preferences or opinions differing from what may be yours is not what could be called wrong. Putting one down for having a different opinion is just immature.
You were not putting the OP down? Surely, you acted otherwise.@Flamerstreak
Same to you. You can't be seriously saying I was putting Noog down, so if you think someone was, direct your post to them instead of including me in your generalisation. You can't be seriously basing your point on anyone crying end of the world because those replies were extremely not. And you can't seriously be scolding people for being negative when the points they are writing are negative points.
Expressing something negatively does not equate to being offensive, it equates to being expressive and the difference does exist even if you haven't yet acknowledged it. You really have to get off the idea that those posts are putting the OP down, just because he got told so effectively."Noog09 I think that if everyone thought like you it would end the chances of future Sonic games being any good ever again, and that really matters to me. But now I'm going to say this in a supportive way at the cost of my own expression."No, I don't have to. Expressing how we feel is an important thing; I only have to show the respect of not offending him. We aren't all BaronGrackle.
Whether you put him down or not, that was no excuse to get on his case just because he is okay with things that you are not. That is just disrespectful, period. No "reason" or excuse can make it any more right. Maybe if you were to be more constructive, nicer and friendlier in terms of talking to him about what he likes, things would be okay. Still, even if it may not be putting him down to you, no one deserves this kind of treatment for anything. It is not so okay to be negative to others like that.
I can tell that you have some kind of problem with his opinions, in terms of what you think would make a good Sonic game, but you and your preferences and opinions are no better than the OPs. So try to act more respectful to others with different opinions. That can do much more good than it would do bad.
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I'm really tired of this forum. All you guys do is complain.
Like I said to you Flamer, I wasn't putting him down. You write things like "no excuse for getting on his case" and "this kind of treatment." Uh... what treatment and where? Have you actually read my post? Please quote for me the part that is even indirectly referring to who he is.
And this somehow is a greater concern to you than things like "****ing disappointment." You could be directing your argument somewhere where it actually makes sense, so how about a little less selective viewing?
I mean, how could I even apologise to Noog? Which part of my post would I take back since I still believe it? It's a lot of preaching for no reason Flamer, and you trying to say that I'm the person getting on someone's case.
Strong disagreement and expression of annoyance is not automatically a put down, it is communication. Would you prefer emotionless discussion? Or only emotions that you share? I am allowed to express my annoyance as long as I maintain the respect of not assuming it gives me the right to be offensive.
So here's my feedback for Ep 3: Get rid of Dimps.
Flamerstreak, that's rubbish. Explain Bubbles chains to me. Are they a) lazy and poor design or b) a terrific piece of level design.Things like "laziness" and "poor level design" are relative and subject, and not completely agreed on by everyone.
I can accept that overall level design is going to come down to subjective views but there are certain facets of gameplay which are, whether you like it or not, definitely "poor level design" and inherently "lazy" when you realize just how many times they are reused throughout the same game...speed boosters, bubbles chains, bottomless pits. Argue those away as anything other than "poor level design" and you are effectively saying it's okay to automate and irritate gamers even further.
I really am tired of having to defend my particular brand of opinion and others from being slammed, stepped on, insulted and various other passive-aggressive behaviour from the overall "positive" side.
There has to be a tipping point whereby we just get on with it - ignoring the positive-to-the-point-of-fanboyism, and getting on with being critical of the game, but at all times trying to be factually correct and objective in our view.
I can't wait for this game to come out so you people can stop this BS. Plus I want to play it, because it looks great.
I need a better signature.
^ What's funny, is that in my brief experience here, a game's release does NOT mean people stop arguing about it. Most of the people who are looking forward to it... keep on enjoying it. Most of the people who see criticisms about it... remain disappointed. A very small amount of people change their opinions after actually experiencing the game. This is how it was with Episode I and Sonic Generations, methinks.
And regardless, all the game's release does is give both sides more evidence (in the form of experience) when making their cases.
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Every time i say something episode 2 related, i state what i like, and what i dislike, i maintain my hopes regarding future episodes, but point out it's flaw's, what's so negative about that?
Even if people don't feel encoraged to buy episode 2, doesn't mean they don't get a say about why they feel it's still underpowered.
Actualy people should praise users such as Copley for that, even tho he stands by not buying it, he points why he feels that way, and ultimatly giving the feedback Sega requires in order to maintain the whole "unrivaled classic experience" phrase that started this whole thing. Instead of trying to run away from what they said, they should embrase it, and the only way to promote it, is to recieve feedback from players. Even Ken mentions that weren't it for the massive player feedback, they wouldn't have gotten to where they are today, and keeps on mentioning that episode 2 is more "true to the classics" i wonder why ;P.
Adding this here, to back-up my point about Ken appreciating the feedback going on and forth in this forum, as they keep on trying to replicate this "classic style of gameplay" [0:45] all of which shouldn't be pointed out as an "negative" influence, as it took part on the creation of Ep 2.
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