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Playing The Odds

May 17, 2019 by Tim


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mandoschMUh
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mandoschMUh

Actually, you cannot really fault his logic 😀

Rex Vivat
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Rex Vivat

He’s been uncharacteristically on-point for the last two comics. Might say more about Square-Enix than it does about him, tho.

Guestron
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Guestron

I love the look of ‘damnit, he’s got a point’ on her face.

Tonkin
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Tonkin

That may be the most rational response ive ever seen from ethan

Ashi
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Ashi

I believe the expression you want is “Taller Than Mickey Rooney Award”

foducool
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foducool

he’s right you know XD

Cragfast
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Cragfast

*resistance

Urazz
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Urazz

Actually, I’d say this example would be more accurate for Star Citizen than Square-Enix. A better example would be that they would be broken up or married and with kids when that happens so either way they won’t be able to really experience the game together.

FITCamaro
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FITCamaro

Kids go to sleep. In those precious moments, gaming can be had.

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

yes, you’d think so….

Mark
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Mark

Ugh. F that game…. Its reached the point that I find it so likely to NEVER come out that instead of demanding a refund, I’m just leaving my money there as a nest-egg that I can withdraw in a time of crisis. I had such high hopes for it, too. FOUR YEARS AGO.

CRN
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CRN

As much as I hate if when games are rushed into release, I also dislike constant *we’re getting there* teasers from Square-Enix.
I like the way the Elder Scrolls 6 is handled. Little information is provided except for the fact that its being worked on. And once a release date/time frame is given, I bet its one they can actually match.

Halosty
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Halosty

Since they set up a fancy release date for Skyrim, 11/11/11, maybe they’re going for 22/22/22 next.

Verdiekus
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Verdiekus

And what month would that be?

Evermeet
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Evermeet

It’s kind of like saying it will come out on the second Tuesday of next week.

Just Me
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Just Me

Thanks for the explanation Cpt. Obvious 😉

QuiGonJeff
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QuiGonJeff

October 22, 2023

Velvet74
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Velvet74

Decembruary

Stuart van Onselen
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Stuart van Onselen

And I’ll buy it 6 months after release, after the fanbase has had time to patch all the bugs.

Gwydion_Wolf
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Gwydion_Wolf

That’s Bethesda, not Square 😛

qinshihuang
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qinshihuang

Wow… seeing shades of Emily dying at the hand of some super villain, and Ethan playing FF7 alone, breaking down at the Aerith scene.

SuperIchi
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It’s funny Ethan mentions planet-death, due to the actual plot of Final Fantasy VII involving a meteor lol

Banaman
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Banaman

just a meteor? it gets even more ironic: FF7 literally starts off with you trying to stop “the company” from killing the planet through over production.

Twilight Faze
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Well…sucking up the planet’s life source, but you’re not wrong (Not a spoiler for those who haven’t played! You learn about this within the first hour of the game).

MindParadox
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MindParadox

It’s still a spoiler, since you are “spoiling”(ruining the discovery for ones self) the events that happens sometime after starting something.

Verdiekus
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Verdiekus

Lmao, that was good.

Damion
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Damion

death by global destruction via climate change … which for HIM would be a really really bad day, that never ends.

Hunter
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Hunter

Oh god… He keeps respawning into a godawful death over and over again. That’s dark asf

Nobody
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Nobody

That is the curse of immortality. No matter what happens you have no choice but to live on. You will see all your friends and loved ones grow old and die. Make new ones and repeat until the end of the world. Then your alone.

MightyThor34
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MightyThor34

hmm, yeah we don’t really have an idea on how old age death will affect ethan. I mean traumas are automatically cured but cancer? Just being 90?

Him.
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Him.

Well, while it is highly probable that no human civilization will be left, Ethan will be perfectly capable of surviving. Based on various estimates, while the odds of civilization enduring what we are headed to (assuming no important change is made in the next decade) is slim to none, the odds of humanity itself surviving is fairly small, the planet itself should remain fairly habitable by the remaining species, few as they may be. So Ethan will survive! And the other 21 immortals, all together on their 3 square mile patch of land that still has a few fruit-bearing trees.

David K.
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David K.

Humanity as a species has survived some pretty extreme events if you look in to it. Further global warming may/will have a significant impact on the ecosphere it’s not going to turn the earth into some desert wasteland. There was plenty of plant and animal life during the Cretaceous for example, when the earth was at one of its hottest periods.
I’m not saying it won’t be bad news for people and that we shouldn’t do something about it, but for life in general it will be fine.

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

:Sigh:

OK, I can’t argue with that one.

Salamander
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Salamander

Can we, like, make a petition demanding that you redraw all the comics featuring this girl and replace her with Lilah? Is that how things are done now?

JFD
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JFD

I’m about 99.99% sure that Tim already has plans for Lilah to return as Ethan’s girlfriend at one point in the comic.

She’ll be his Lois Lane sooner or later.

Twilight Faze
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Yeah, seeing how Ethan had his love at first sight moments around her, it’s clear our girl will make a return. But every good superhero needs that one girlfriend that helped shape their lives before they found true love. How Emily will change Ethan is unknown, but let’s enjoy the ride in the meantime. Who knows? Maybe she’ll snap somewhere down the road and become his arch-nemesis. That would be fun.

JFD
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JFD

Emily could be Ethan’s Gwen Stacy. I hope not, but she might be.

Him.
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Him.

Not to worry Emily, even with several meters of sea level increase if the Thwaites Glacier melts (only several feet otherwise), there will still be several bits of perfectly habitable land laying around. I hear Colorado is nice this time of year.
Think of it as being like a small scale version of the Fall of Zeal from Chrono Trigger.

Gwydion_Wolf
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Gwydion_Wolf

That is my one fear…. that FFVII Remaster/reboot will end up like Duke Nukem Forever.. and we’ll get teasers and trailers for like 18 more years before it actually comes out 🙁

Twilight Faze
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In all fairness, I read in an interview that the first trailer was released pre-maturely to counter leaks and spoilers the internet trolls may get their hands on. Technically THIS would be the real first trailer and now that KH III is done, we know that development is properly underway. I think we’ll know by next year what to expect and get those unanswered questions revealed finally.

Mike
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Mike

At least he didn’t step in it by alluding to whether or not they’d still be dating when the game comes out = P

FireballDragon
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FireballDragon

I’ve played FF7. And ultimately, like Watchmen, Moby Dick, and Speedy Gonzales cartoons, it’s better appreciated when it’s treated as a product of its time.

And I’m not gonna lie; I think Xenogears was better.

Twilight Faze
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Xenogears was a beautiful game, but no…not better. FFVII actually had a full story that was fleshed out across all three discs. Xenogears Disc 1 was a masterpiece, but they turned Disc 2 into practically a visual novel because of time and resource constraints. If it was played the same manner as it was in Disc 1, then yes: Xenogears would have truly been the ultimate PS1 game of all time. BUT if I was told there was gonna be a Xenogears Remake that would fix all that and then some…(hint hint, SE, we all know you can do it…)

FireballDragon
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FireballDragon

I blame that old BS policy that all Square projects had to be realized in 2 years tops. I mean, that’s fine for the SNES and all that, but I feel that if given 5 years like with most modern video games, Xenogears could’ve been the game it was trying to be, instead of going the way of Schubert and Dickens and remaining an unfinished masterpiece.

Also, if they’re gonna remake it, they should at least translate it right. Shitan, not Citan. Karellen, not Krelian. Gevurah, not Gebler, etc.

Twilight Faze
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He’s not wrong, but one thing you can’t fault SE for: They delay because they’re trying to get their stuff done RIGHT, not just fast: KH III, Just Cause 4, Secret of Mana…the list is long, but there’s no denying the quality behind their releases. Yeah the wait suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks, but the end result is usually worth it.

Craig Baxley
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Craig Baxley

More like “This game” and “Heat death of the universe” to be honest. Hahaha.

Scarsdale
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Scarsdale

Uhh.. yeah got a ad from amazon about FFVII coming out last Dec. and I was thinking cool I loved the first version why not? A week after I pre-ordered i get a notification that the shipping date was changed from Dec. of 2018 to Dec. of 2019! ummm wtf?