Videogames or Moviegames ?

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  1. matias3ds
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    I have ended xenoblades 2 , and i couldnt avoid to think what an extensive video footage that games has , in some parts you walk for one minute and have a video cut scene of 10 minutes , when the video ends you play 3 minutes and have another video scene , in certain point of the game i thought .... i Just want to play !! if i wanted to watch so many videos i would be watching a movie .
    So am i playing a videogame or a Moviegame ? Has that happend to you or am i the only one upset about this ?
    It even let me to think all the money wasted on so many videos that could have gone to add more levels in the game .
     
  2. Mr. Wizard

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    I find this too with most nintendo games, they are more about the "story" than letting you play the damn game. My fingers get more sore from mashing the skip dialogue/cutscene button than actual game play. What really pisses me off is when they don't let you skip it. A Bard's Tale actually added funny quips when you skip a scene, I wish that game would show up on the switch.
     
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  3. JellyPerson

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    If it's an RPG/Metal Gear Solid, you're playing a movie.
     
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    It will be great if they let you now in advance , kinda like this game has 90 minutes of video footage :-)
     
  5. Pluupy

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    Etrian Odyssey is my favorite movie.



    Final Fantasy XIV does that. lol That's an online game, though. You can't just pause the game. Very appreciated gesture.
     
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  6. Arithmatics

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    seconded! A Bard's tale in my opinion is THE slice of life game the Switch needs
     
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    I tried to play the Metal Gear Solid game on 3DS, my first experience of a MGS game, and after about an hour of cutscenes & five minutes of gameplay, I gave up.
     
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  8. TamarindoJuice

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    Life is Strange, just interact with cutscenes.
     
  9. monkeyman4412

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    umm how? It's just xenoblade... technically xenoblade isn't Nintendo's. It's just a 3rd party exclusive. I mean, botw doesn't stop you with story often.... and Mario odyssey does it rarely, even then, most of the cut scenes are skipable. So ummm... What is the problem? And Nintendo games often don't have much cut scene story so...
     
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    Totally agree that nintendo has short movie scene thats waht i love of Zelda and Mario .
    I do hate when you cant skip dialogue/cutscene , but it usually happends a lot more with ps4 games that with nintendo games .
     
  11. guily6669

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    MGS is a masterpiece.

    Thats the only MGS I never finished (and the other craps from PSP which arent even MGS games at all, though I played one of them remastered or some crap on the X360), and MGS V I only need to finish 1 mission to finish the game, but got bored, its not the usual MGS game either, but still a good game.

    MGS1 is by far my favourite, I finished it like 5 times and if a re-make of it ever comes out I would finish it again on the Switch :grog: (1 of my All-time favourite games ever made), Hideo Kojima really knew how to play with the hardware well hint: ("Psycho Mantis").

    I finished MGS2 twice, but its probably my less favourite because of the place the game goes almost on the same crap booring place, other than that its also a masterpiece ;).
     
  12. pedro702

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    there is a remake of MGS1 its called Metal Gear twin snakes on GC xD

    yeah i finished mgs,mgs2,mgs3,mgs4 and i couldn't finish mgs peace walker, portable ops or even metal gear solid V, i mean they just got very wierd and boring, i really didnt enjoy the open world or base building mechanics really.
     
  13. guily6669

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    I think I still prefer the original MGS1 PC version to that GC... And even back in like 2013 I finished it again in my PC and still found the graphics for the PC version to still be amazing, specially when compared to the PS1 version :).

    Kinda same opinion here, even though I still liked MGS V, I don't find it much of a MGS :(. I just need to finish MGS3, I played for quite some time on the X360 version, but then I had the 3DS so I thought of leaving it to the 3DS, then I realize the 3DS version is very downgraded+lagged and ended up never finishing it :(.

    And if they also ported MGS IV to Switch I would play it again. I never owned a PS2 and bought a used PS3 only very late, but my friend lent me his PS2 very near MGS2 release so I finished it and then played it on the Xbox later when they released it.

    MGS IV I also played on a friends PS3 that he lent me to finish it. MGS III he never owned so I only played it very late on the HD version for the X360 like I said ;).
     
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    yeah mgs3 hd remake on ps3 is amazing :P
     
  15. Bladexdsl

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    well since they pretty much fuck up every moviegame these days i'd rather something new and original videogames
     
  16. Cyan

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    there are a lot of games with long cutscene, and some with more cutscenes than actual play time.
    It depends on the game and how I'm feeling at the moment.
    for example, Final Fantasy games I feel like there's more cutscene than real story, you rarely play and the game is short and incomplete now compared to old RPGs.
    But Xenoblade2, even if it has veryyyy long cutscenes, I felt it was in the story's flow, and it didn't bother me because I had enough "play time" around each cutscenes.

    What was annoying is that I had to press buttons to prevent the console going in sleep mode while watching cutscenes :(
    they could have prevented it.


    generally speaking, I prefer games with story and no videos (like 90's era !), but I'm not against them if they fit nicely and sporadically in the game to add to the story (Last of us, life is strange, beyond two souls, etc.)
    Interactive movie, or nicely flowing cutscenes : ok
    80GB game mostly movies and no story : better play an old school RPG
    movie most of the time : better watch a movie on tv.
     
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    BotW was fantastic and I hope the sequel has even less cutscenes.
     
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  18. guily6669

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    I skip most cutscenes on almost all games :). I hate the ones with no skipping button too.

    But some cutscenes are also very worthy.
     
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  19. Rahkeesh

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    Miyamoto literally hates story. It's minimal in most Nintendo things.

    Admittedly this isn't the case for their RPGs. That's how most of the genre goes though these days.
     
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