None of the PS2 era GTAs were serious. They had serious moments, but they weren't serious games. The only "serious" GTA games are the last-gen releases.which toned down the humorous aspects of those games to the bare minimum and tried really hard to seem serious.
The only problem I'm seeing with the redesign is their odd need to give him full, rosy lips. I guess that might be a problem with Dissidia since even Cloud somehow has a bit of plump in his lips. Square seems to have a problem designing characters that don't have full, rosy lips. So much paleness, but those lips need color to them for some reason...
Exactly. I would get the "Telling me about your "passion" doesn't tell me shit about how good you are at something" mentality if we were talking about applicants for managerial positions, producers, designers, etc. but this is specifically about QA positions. That's where people go specifically to get experience, why in the fuck would I want to know if you're overqualified for the job? Unless you're desperate and need to do the grunt work. And I don't doubt for a second that these guys (and the people supporting this nonsense) are also the type to bring up "diversity" in the industry. Tough titties, Miguel, your "passion" doesn't matter. You just got outta high school and you want to get somewhere in the industry? Nah. You need experience first... Oh, this is how you get experience? Sorry, do your own shit or find a job somewhere else.
When asked "What should I put on it then"? The answer was: So hey, if you want an entry level position in the games industry and you have no experience? Forget it. Because no amount of wanting to be a part of it will matter, you're not asking for a designer's job, just getting in at the bottom of the totem pole. Let's face it, a lot of the people who apply to QA don't have "experience, experience, experience. References. COMPLETED PROJECTS. Self started projects." They're applying because they want to start somewhere. I don't give indies shit over their work (be as pretentious as you want Jon Blow), but this shit reminds me of that thing with Chris Kohler from a few months back where he had the audacity of shitting on a minimum wage (possibly seasonal) Gamestop employee for not being as awesome as he was at his job. If your head is so far up your own ass, maybe don't brag about it on the internet.
Gamestop has published and distributed a handful of no-name games in the past as "store exclusives". I remember the store I worked at carrying some Christmas elf DS game that Gamestop published. Even though it's a "Nintendo published" release, Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii wouldn't have happened without Gamestop stepping in to subsidize publishing costs of the game.
I've met far too many overly defensive, angry, bitter or just outright crazy Nintendo fans, but I've seldom met any Sony or XB fans that get as enraged about things as Ninty fans. Any of the following subjects are met with insane rage: [Insert game name here] has issues.Nintendo should go third party.Nintendo should make mobile games.[insert gimmick here] in this Nintendo console isn't fun.Nintendo relies too much on gimmicks.That's just rage. Seeing all the NX speculation in forums takes things a step further and shows how out of touch some of Nintendo's fans are. It's as bad as post-DC Sega fandom, except Nintendo's ~still around~. The NX is gonna usher in a new era of support for Nintendo, we're going to see so many great 1st and 3rd party games! VC will see greater support! Nintendo will support VR! 4k HD! I mean, Sega fans could speculate about the existence of the DC2 all they want, but at least it's wishful thinking. So many Ninty fans know exactly how Nintendo deals with things and yet the idea that Nintendo will magically change all its policies and incur massive losses by being both a tech juggernaut AND a gimmick persists and that is some seriously delusional nonsense.
At worst all I've ever seen from Sony or MS fans are the occasional ___ game on ___ console comment. I mean, there's the obvious crazies like the misterXmedias of the world, but in terms of general fandom? The "crazy" and nonsensical defending seems way more subdued in areas outside of Ninty fandom.