That complaint would be relevant if the Zelda games were ever really about story. But they aren't. They're about exploration in a compelling world/space. The series doesn't consistently offer that up (see the literally "on rails" Spirit Tracks), but is certainly still capable of doing so (see the near-universal love for… » 4/22/14 7:50am Tuesday 7:50am

She's an American character, and American puritanical mores have indeed convinced folks in this country that women's bodies have significantly more 'dirty' or 'obscene' surface area than men's. There's no exact analogue, but in a country where a man can go topless with impunity, while a woman doing the same faces… » 4/18/14 5:03pm Friday 5:03pm

While some truly amazing stuff was happening in the PSX era - things like Vagrant Story, FF Tactics,, and FFIX - I think the sheer glut of solid-but-not-great also-ran post-FF7 JRPGs meant that that era had a worse killer-to-filler ratio than the SNES era. Especially when you take into account all of the fantastic… » 4/18/14 7:56pm Friday 7:56pm

I would say there's a major difference between Myers-Briggs and Astrology - the former is transparently a construct, while the latter asserts its own objective truth. Myers-Briggs asks you a series of questions, then uses those questions to classify you according to its own criteria. This is obviously problematic, not… » 4/17/14 7:17am 4/17/14 7:17am

Mass Effect was dumb from stem to stern. The ending was pretty much in keeping with the rest of the series. People who whine about it remind me of people who complain that BSG suddenly "got stupid" late in the series, and somehow forget that it was cheesy camp trash from episode 1... » 4/12/14 12:08am 4/12/14 12:08am

Don't try to reason with the Brotaku hivemind*. It's a good way to waste hours of your life and lose all hope for humanity. This place is crawling with folks whose sphere of empathy barely goes beyond the brim of their fedora, and who are so stupid they think the word 'feminism' means 'female chauvinism.' » 4/11/14 12:30pm 4/11/14 12:30pm