Ok, well, I'm gonna basically repeat what AD just said, except I'm doing it in a more official manner - as this forum's moderator, I'm warning you. You can present any argument you like about how great Freespace is and how horrible WCP is. We don't mind that - we don't agree, but we don't mind. But if you're gonna resort to such fine arguments like "you are a horrible idiot because you don't agree with me", you're gonna be taking a vacation real soon.hurleybird said:What the heck kind of admin are you? You are a truly horrible representative to this website. I'm sure many people would be angered to see you post such trash.
A... what? An opinion is, by definition, biased. That's what distinguishes it from fact - a fact is something that's unbiased, because it's simply the way things are. An opinion is biased, because you're expressing the way you think things are.Unlike you LOAF, I have an unbiased opinion. I recently (within the last year) played through freespace 2, freespace 1, and prophecy -- in that order, and all for the first time.
Really? So why is it that, given how FS and WCP had relatively similar sales (IIRC), only about forty thousand Freespace customers decided to buy FS2? For a game that survived the trial of time, that's a horrible result. It means that of all the FS customers, only forty thousand liked the game enough to want more of the same thing (...literally: FS was about an evil alien invasion, while FS2 was about... a bigger, really evil alien invasion!).The gap in quality was unbeleivable. Prophecy doesen't survive the trial of time, while freespace does; and thats why freespace is the better game.
Of course, that might strike you as a weak argument. After all, WCP never had a sequel - how do I know it wouldn't have had less sales? Well, that's where my personal opinion comes in. I think a WC sequel would have sold more - specifically, at least ten times more, because I still go back and replay WCP about once a year (well, not the last three years, I've been too busy... making WCP-based mods). I only ever played through FS once. I've honestly been meaning to play it again... but I can't find a reason to do it. If I want to play a great game, a game that people say is original because the player first doesn't have shields, and then he gets them... I'll play TIE Fighter. And what else did FS have to hold my interest? Nothing. By the way, if you seriously thought that your "I liked FS more than WCP so it must be a better game because I'm unbiased" argument made any sense, notice that I've just completely destroyed it - because where you liked FS better, I like WCP better. Unless you can prove to me that you belong to a subspecies of mankind that's in some way superior to me, your argument is nothing more than merely your irrelevant, personal opinion. So is mine, of course - but I've never tried to pretend I'm unbiased.