Level of quality can be objective when dealing with the same subject. If you get Mona Lisa quality pictures from an artist for years then all of a sudden you get stick figures, I think you can objectively say it isn't up to the same qualityThat's your subjective view of quality speaking. I, for instance, don't regard realism as the ultimate measure of artistic quality. The truth is that stick figures are so orthogonal to the renessance style of Mona Lisa I don't even find it meaningful to compare their quality. You are, of course, free to compare them.
Old games ship with tons of content out the bat, H5 releases standard features over a period of months to try and cover up the fact they couldn't finish the game in time - that's fact, comparing apples to apples, not some strange subjective feeling I have, you can side by side compare.Here you are comparing something concrete. But what you fail to realize is that how much getting a complete game at release affects ones judgement of the game's quality is solely a personal matter. Therein lies the subjectiveness.
Linking with my previous what advantage does it serve? I can point to flaws, I can't think of an advantage, the MC and SII's in general are practical, why is it there? We had no need before. It smacks of Spiderman 3, where they didn't think people would get when Peter Parker was being a naughty boy unless he had a fringe.
When I say true fans, [blah blah blah]What you don't understand is that a fan is simply a person who likes something a lot. There are no other prerequisites.
I don't think asking for consistency and respect from a decade+ sci-fi property is unreasonable.It's not, the problem is the way you choose to express yourself.
No, i wasn't making a sweeping statement about art, I was being specific to show objectiveness, if you have been getting a standard that runs across a genre for a decade and then you get something that doesn't fit that - in 343's case releasing a game with less content for what we paid for and adding grubby money leeching tactics that mean they don't add things like BTB without duress (I mean we can't have you playing with all our fun new weapons and vehicles for free can we?) then you can objectively look at what you had before and say it was better as a purchase/product. Change the scenario then, you buy a car from a company every few years and they always come with wheels, the company changes hands and they want you to enter a tombola to see if you win wheels for your car; but you have to keep entering because they clogged the system up with foul smelling air fresheners and fluffy dice - I think objectively one is worse than the other - again someone could love that and find it fun - that wouldn't invalidate a side by side comparison of bang for buck.
Granted a person can be satisfied with a slap in the face, however something can be objective and subjective at the same time. I will say genocide is objectively wrong, some would say it is subjectively fine, some sickos subjective like does not invalidate the objective view. As above it is a simple comparison, I paid X amount for game A and B within the same series, from the same publisher - game A has 20 features and everything in the game is open to me without another tariff, Game B has 7 features and it wants to charge me more money to unlock features or grind like I'm making coffee granules with two pebbles.
There are levels. I did some Kung-Fu back in the day, I wouldn't say me and Bruce Lee are the same; sure we are both, technically, martial artists; but there is a world of difference. Just because you say you are something doesn't mean you are it, or the purist version - a Vegan that has never tasted animal products can judge a Vegan that eats backyard eggs and honey. If you (royal you - not you) actively want or are okay with radically game changing (I think that's important) features like RNG and Microtransactions in something that has never had this in it for the decade+ time its been around, I think I can separate you as not a true fan, if you wish the actual downfall of the thing you say you are a fan of.
Well thank, what's the problem with how I have been expressing myself? I don't recall swearing/insulting anyone here (you intimated I was a jerk), is this not a forum for us to comment on? Should we only comment if we are willing to roll over and just take everything 343 does as Gospel? Genuinely if I have been disrespectful to someone specifically please let me know.