Profile overview for NTRedmage.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

16 submissions to gaming

5 submissions to retrogaming

5 submissions to SegaMasterSystem

4 submissions to snes

4 submissions to Gameboy

This user has so far shared a total of 45 links, started a total of 21 discussions and submitted a total of 262 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 33 and downvoted 7 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 35 and downvoted 33 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

I finally review a game folks actually still care about: Final Fantasy 3, submitted: 11/19/2015 11:02:44 PM, 18 points (+25|-7)

Super Mario World Review...and Thoughts about Copyright non-sense, submitted: 6/22/2015 11:43:23 PM, 16 points (+16|-0)

So weekly suggestions for week of 6/22/15, submitted: 6/20/2015 12:27:23 AM, 13 points (+13|-0)

No Talent Redmage's Weekly Vid Feed and Voating for Week of 7/19 , submitted: 7/17/2015 10:48:52 PM, 13 points (+13|-0)

While everyone else plays Fallout 4 I reviewed Catwoman..., submitted: 11/9/2015 11:28:40 PM, 10 points (+10|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

I do old game reviews, tell me what you think of them, submitted: 6/17/2015 11:27:04 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Genesis does what Nintendon't! A bit of nestalgia, submitted: 6/18/2015 1:18:47 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Retro Shitstorm - Yars Revenge, submitted: 6/19/2015 10:36:13 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Golden Sun, submitted: 6/27/2015 7:39:29 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Requesting /v/Snes since it seems the current moderator hasn't posted anything in roughly 3-4 months., submitted: 7/5/2015 1:42:19 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Enough is Enough - Famous game critic speaks out on harassment submitted by Jeronimouss to gaming

NTRedmage 0 points 65 points (+65|-0) ago

Stage 4 colon cancer even. He is very lucky that it didn't spread. Not too many folks survive stage 4

Enough is Enough - Famous game critic speaks out on harassment submitted by Jeronimouss to gaming

NTRedmage 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago

Trying to figure out what mental backflips he needed to do to make that connection that fact checking=harassment.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Is Garbage! It Sucks! submitted by Craigheadpro to gaming

NTRedmage 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago

"Oh hey, we havn't played the game but we are gonna shit on it sight unseen"

No, get fucked Craig you pompous traitorous class A bro gamer Douchebag.

Firstly, the original battlesystem from ff7 was done that way out of necessity. You could not make a game THAT size open world combat. It would flow like ass back then and the Ps1 just could not do that under its memory contraints(4 mb vid ram is a hell of a memory constraint, never mind the original ps1 game was 3 GB in size, easily on par with pc gamne sizes of the era). I and many other folks did.do not want it to be a rehash with a shiner coat of paint.

By all means they should mix it up a bit as they are no longer forced by necessity to make the battle system turn based. Mind you some people don't like how say ff13 x2 or whatnot did things, but the combat system was possibly the most tolerable thing about that game and at the very least tried to innovate. Same thing was done in ff12 which was actually well received (despite it being functionally a 50/50 hybrid and well...story)

As for episodic...they don't seem to understand that it is quite possibly the most fair sale models you can have. Don't wanna trudge through midgard? Buy part 2. Think the northern glacier is a giant basket of dicks? Skip it and get right to wrecking those weapon bosses. It worked incredibly well for teltale games so I don't see the fucking problem (unless the price is stupid like 60$ an episode, unless said episode is 40 hours of stuff on its own).

It's also a chance for them to expand on things they wanted to in the original, but never really got around to(such as Aries mother, deeper Zack history, Red 13 and cait sith, a more explorable Midgard, Valentine having a more fleshed out backstory.)

Sorry for the angry rant, but pre judginga game before it's even out based on fucking trailers gets on my absolute last nerve as a jounalist. It's petty, purile and incredibly unprofessional (Then again they shit on Fallout 4, while not perfect was still entertaining). Then again, what do you expect when you stab your best friends in the back, fire a woman because she wants better pay on par with her coworkers and be a generally unrepentant, racist, bigoted waste of human flesh?

The only Good thing Screw Attack has ever produced is death battle and even that is debatable.

This may be ranty, but i suggest people wait till they try the game or get some solid reviews on it., possibly from sources OTHER than mainstream bought out sources.

Have a good day.

3 lowest rated comments:

SJWs Show Their True Colors, Try To Crash 4th Of July With #AmericaWasNeverGreat submitted by XenoKriss to GamerGate

NTRedmage 14 points -11 points (+3|-14) ago

I mean, the hashtag isn't inaccurate from a historic perspective; especially if you ask other countries like Vietnam (4 million civilian deaths)or even the Americas itself when you count the Native American genocide (estimated to be 3 to 4 times the death toll of the Holocaust).

If taken on a decade by decade basis then no, there has yet to be a decade where the usa did not stomp on human rights, incite or perform some kind of massacre or start a war that didn't need started.

Every country is guilty of something horrible and the US is no different.

So I played a game called Bit Shifter and reviewed it... submitted by NTRedmage to gaming

NTRedmage 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago

I disagree. Making people aware that the game has good options or less options; especially on PC, is just good therough journalism. If this were say a console game, then yes, there isn't much you can tweak, but knowing of the many varied PC setups out there it's always nice to know what you're in for; this goes even moreso on pc since there will most likely be a modding scene eventually.

Also starting out with flashy non-sense cinematic is both in poor taste and is not representative of the game in any way, if you want poorly thought out fluff then by all means you can go watch IGN handjob the next EA game. I refuse to use baiting tactics like that.

Also, i'm not here to entertain, iIm here to inform. if you want that there is always gamegrumps.

So I played a game called Bit Shifter and reviewed it... submitted by NTRedmage to gaming

NTRedmage 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago

YOU think options are irrelevent details, others do not and a person by the name of Total Biscuit does the exact same thing (more often than not going on for much longer). Also my job is to inform the player base, not entertain them.

" We're all gamers, we all know what options menus look like, and what's typically in them - you're not educating us."

On PC options are not universal. A proper options menu would look something along the line of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak7Sqs_ituU Border Lands 2. (which btw he talks about that for 9+ minutes, take a look at that subscriber count. He lives off his videos.)

"well, this game was ok and I would have bought it if it weren't for that damn graphics settings menu!". Realistically, I'll probably spend less than 2 minutes in those menus."

Congrats, you're selling your investigation short and this will eventually burn you right in the ass when EA or Dice ship a broken game(becuase you know, they havn't already) that could have been fixed by swapping one option that you can't reach becuase the option menu is all of 2 settings. Also 2 million people subbed to TB/cox/dodger/crendor and others say you're wrong.

"Showing the game off, and showing it off early is absolutely NOT poor taste"

Trying to hook someone in with some kind of FMV sequence from the game at the start is a cheap marketing tactic that has been used for decades, It is not representative of the game play(see final fantasy) and in some cases a flat out lie (Aliens Colonial Marines). It's cheap, in poor taste and has no business being anywhere near a proper review. If you want to watch tossed together flashy and misrepresentative footage put together by the company then gametrailers is more your fix.

"This is probably one of the major reasons your videos have views measured in the hundreds, while others have reviews measured in the tens of thousands."

It has nothing to due with structure and everything to do with how well you advertise. Do you think pewdie pie got as popular as he did by his structure? Nope, he got there becuase of an unknown bug with Googles metrics having his videos on the front page for months, his views kept getting views. It was a rollercoaster of dumb luck from start to finish(he even admits this himself). Most of my reviews are of older games which do not typically line up with current search trends as getting review code is downright impossible from anyone but indie companies.

(EA said I need a minimum 100k subs before they even consider review code for me, ditto for Blizzard)

Retromancers for example have been doing this for years and just broke the 3600 subs mark (they do almost exclusively retro content and nothing else) I have only been actively doing this for around 6 months at most and just got a proper studio mic so I don't sound like I'm at the bottom of the pool. Getting seen is the problem here, not the structure.

"Sadly, you won't get better until you're willing to look at what actually works. Taking constructive criticism better wouldn't hurt either."

It does work, many channels follow the same structure that I have. I'm not willing to compromise credibility to sell views, I had enough of that baiting non-sense when I was writing professionally before the death of gaming mags. However, there is something I can take away from this, shorten the options segment a bit and add an annotation that skips past it for those that don't care (like you).

You think that compormise would work for you?