Jerky33 Posted March 13, 2013 Share Posted March 13, 2013 I don't understand why it needs so much discussion that, to one person, something is a masterpiece, and to another, it isn't. Just like I don't get why Jackson Pollock is such a great artist, but people think his pieces are masterpieces.Are you implying that people simply look at things from different angles, harbour deep-seated grudges for no good reason, hype things on ground of weird subjective preferences, and like to randomly bash other people's preferences because they have nothing better to do? Surely not on the internet. >EDIT: Just for fun, I googled "how to determine if something is a masterpiece" and I found the following discussion (it's about movies, but still pretty interesting): http://mubi.com/topics/how-do-you-know-that-something-is-a-masterpiece One interesting thing in that thread: "a masterpiece is something endlessly repeatable and endlessly enjoyable." That's hyperbole, but I'd say that what I said about succeeding on different levels, is what makes "masterpieces" potentially more endearing in the long run than others. BG2 has good replay value because it does a lot of things right, and you can find something new to enjoy for a long time. It would be interesting to hear how many times PrimeJunta has played through PS:T (and did you do it with a low WIS, low INT, low CHA fighter?). I don't know, I guess the point is that that is your definition of a masterpiece. I'm more in agreement with the person who wrote: "I don’t think there is such a thing as a masterpiece. At least not in a universal sense. Everything boils down to personal taste. To some people one film or another may be a masterpiece, but to others it’s an overrated dogpile. Does that mean it’s any more or less a film because of a difference of opinions? I don’t have an answer to that. That way lies madness. I try to avoid using words like masterpiece to describe movies I love. I love them for so many different reasons trying to rationalize that appreciation by seeing if it meets a list of criteria, subjective criteria, doesn’t change the fact that I loved it. I think that’s all that really matters." This quote seems to exactly describe the dissonance between you and Prime. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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