I think the model needs to be revised, but I've never really had a major ethical issue with paid map packs. I would say most of the time, you get enough with the base package. I have only ever purchased DLC maps for Battlefield 4 and the Halo series. The major problem I have with it is it splits the user base. I wish games like Evolve and Rainbow 6 were less reviled by the core gaming community so that their trend of free maps would continue - but I do think it's more of a matter of time before that's the norm.
I think trying to suss out which company we owe the most to over the past however many years is a fool's errand. They have all contributed good and bad shit in vastly different ways and often in direct response to one another. They're symbiotic and parasitic at the same time kind of.
I don't disagree. I can't remember, could you equip food on your hot buttons? It has been a few years since I went back to that game. The camo definitely interrupted the flow of the game, but I will say you didn't have to constantly change camo. To ideally get past dudes, you certainly could, but it wasn't necessary.
I'm not going to try to convince anyone to retroactively enjoy MGS3. But the menu system is being a bit exaggerated. If you didn't like it, you didn't have to engage with it all that often. Yeah, if you pick up a new item, you had to equip it into your quick scroll menu. You literally have to do the exact same thing in MGS5. You can easily equip all you need for healing and weapons in one shot and away you go on the mission. You certainly CAN switch stuff out frequently and spend a lot of time in the menus if you want to, and it probably was a little excessive at times, especially when you're first figuring it out.
I don't wanna pick this whole thing apart, but you're being a bit generous with your praise there. MS was at best the third console that had voice chat. Bested by the Dreamcast and even the lowly PS2 (SOCOM launched before Xbox Live). MS actually does very little innovating. Sony does not innovate either all that often, but jeez. I suppose you could argue that "making something popular" takes some degree of innovation, but MS did almost everything WRONG to stimulate the indie game scene. Many indie developers don't want anything to do with MS thanks to the way they were treated, namely ones (Team Meat, Jonathan Blow) who fucking revolutionized this trend fucking hate Microsoft. I would imagine they would argue MS hamstrung indie development more than facilitated it. MS did not innovate much. They copied a whole bunch of shit and due to Sony's ineptitude with creating a forward thinking UI last gen + crippling cost of console sure did get the lead, but innovative they are not.
OK fellas, listen Perhaps I didn't give enough context. This is my fault. I just built a gaming PC. I've never had one before. I have a few games for it (old ones my piddly laptop could run, plus I've purchased like Pillars of Eternity and a few others), but no recent releases or anything like that. I'm well aware that Fallout 4 is not going to set some kind of graphical bar. But it will be the first new AAA release that I buy for my PC that I had absolutely no shot at running before I built this thing. Also, the message board just shitting on Fallout is getting out of hand. Fallout is a fantastic series. I understand a lot of the valid criticisms against the game, but jeez. I think it has gone beyond hyperbole at times. It's not going to affect my enjoyment of the game though, it's just odd to see people consistently come into threads about a game they apparently will not play and think will suck to post that they think that.
They did for about half the gen and then stopped giving a shit about the UI and in fact made it worse after that point. Same goes for game support. The PS3 absolutely destroyed the thing for software the latter half of the generation. Plus where were you the last few years? Sony has been like a different company with the way they have handled the PS4. There was about as clear as a change in philosophy as it gets.
I find it a little amusing that prior to people playing it the complaint was that it's a Battlefield game with Star Wars skins. Then when it's markedly different some people are complaining that they can't do the same stuff they can do in Battlefield.