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Posted by tea[m]ster on 23.03.2013 at 00:04
Written by IronAngel on 15.03.2013 at 13:52

Finished playthroughs of Bioshock


Dude, was that not one of the best games you've ever played? The storyline and plot twists are the best in any video game ever. The ending was fantastic!



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  20.10.2014 at 01:02
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.10.2014 at 00:34

Written by -DC-002- on 20.10.2014 at 00:32

Yup it can get annoying. Sometimes I had to take a detour to a previous save but backtracking is usually safe. Eh, there are a few dumb parts like that though. I'm not sure how far you are but eventually there are enemy humans in the environment that you can use as bait >:) makes some neat replay ability.

I guess I should think about looking for more save points too. Problem is I get so caught up in not being seen that I totally forget about it. But yeah, sounds like I need to play more intelligently.


Ya dummy... not really though those saves are a legit complaint.
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  20.10.2014 at 01:03
Written by -DC-002- on 20.10.2014 at 01:02

Ya dummy... not really though those saves are a legit complaint.

I'm also probably spoiled by autosaves on just about every other PC game At least the game isn't a rogue-like.
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  20.10.2014 at 02:16
Written by -DC-002- on 19.10.2014 at 07:18

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. The mechanics of Assassins creed and those batman arkham games combined more or less. Also the same graphics but a bit better. It has a cool ranking system among the enemy chiefs which is where most of the game play comes from. The story was kind of garbage with dialogue either being poorly written, acted or both. . It's not bad, ill give it a 7.8. It's really not worth $50-60 so i'd wait to buy this one if your interested.

One thing is, I probably liked this more because I'm a fan of LotR. It's pretty awesome at first but the Universes content seems to get a little shallow by the end of the game.



My brother just dropped this one off. Hopefully it'll be fun to play at least.
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  20.10.2014 at 03:11
Written by deadone on 20.10.2014 at 02:16

Written by -DC-002- on 19.10.2014 at 07:18

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. The mechanics of Assassins creed and those batman arkham games combined more or less. Also the same graphics but a bit better. It has a cool ranking system among the enemy chiefs which is where most of the game play comes from. The story was kind of garbage with dialogue either being poorly written, acted or both. . It's not bad, ill give it a 7.8. It's really not worth $50-60 so i'd wait to buy this one if your interested.

One thing is, I probably liked this more because I'm a fan of LotR. It's pretty awesome at first but the Universes content seems to get a little shallow by the end of the game.



My brother just dropped this one off. Hopefully it'll be fun to play at least.


I'm sure you'll have fun with it. The game play is pretty solid for what its worth. My critique might sound a little harsh but there's plenty to enjoy about it
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deadone
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  21.10.2014 at 03:45
Written by -DC-002- on 20.10.2014 at 03:11


I'm sure you'll have fun with it. The game play is pretty solid for what its worth. My critique might sound a little harsh but there's plenty to enjoy about it



So I tried Shadow of Mordor and played it for about 3 hours.

Didn't like it:

1. Combat system was clunky compared to other similar games. Didn't like the whole executing stunned opponents thing simply cause it prolonged combats too much (e.g. "I've stunned an opponent after hacking him 6 times but can't finish him off cause there's 4 other opponents to finish).

2. The world was boring. Hey look randomly placed ruins. Hey look guards guarding nothing.

3. Getting to any story event was a chore as you had to be on your guard all the fucking time. And if you died, you were back at the starting point and had to do it all again - just ti get to the story event.

Other games dump you near where you died which is usually fine.

4. It was just about fighting but the fighting wasn't that cool or epic. It was a slog. I expect more variety from sandbox games.

5. The constant babble between the ranger and his ghost elf buddy was irritating.


Pazdzioch
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  21.10.2014 at 15:56
Actually not a big video games fanatic now, but remember that at the time (2005 probably) I fucking loved "Fahrenheit" to the death. Terrific story and huge soundtrack. Who also played it?

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Dima

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  21.10.2014 at 16:11
All i'm gonna say is Stalker makes Metro look like a soggy scotch finger.

Written by Pazdzioch on 21.10.2014 at 15:56

Actually not a big video games fanatic now, but remember that at the time (2005 probably) I fucking loved "Fahrenheit" to the death. Terrific story and huge soundtrack. Who also played it?




o.o that is one of the best trailers I've ever seen. It isn't on steam though
IronAngel

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  22.10.2014 at 01:47
Holy shit Underrail looks promising. It's dirt cheap and looks like Fallout with superior gameplay (i.e. turn-based combat on a grid). The RPGCodex preview is lauding it as potentially the best RPG in over a decade (though they are notoriously elitistic). Fuck Wasteland 2, I'm getting this (also have a look if you dig the new Shadowruns):

http://store.steampowered.com/app/250520/
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  22.10.2014 at 07:29
Written by deadone on 21.10.2014 at 03:45

Written by -DC-002- on 20.10.2014 at 03:11








It probably would have been much worse if you had paid that price. Thank your brother for taking the hit
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deadone
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  22.10.2014 at 07:42
Written by -DC-002- on 22.10.2014 at 07:29

It probably would have been much worse if you had paid that price. Thank your brother for taking the hit



He liked it but he likes virtually anything.
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Age: 30
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  22.10.2014 at 19:18
Nailed Alien: Isolation. On the whole it's a flawed game with amazing atmosphere, visuals and sound design. It's just a shame the story was meh, the script and voice acting poor and the game a bit on the overly long and repetitive side.
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Kennoth

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  25.10.2014 at 03:17
Since I don't have a social life, if anyone's up to play some good ol' Warcraft 3 online (whether it's custom games or melee), hit me up. I'm down for other games too, but as long as they don't require some overpowered configuration just to run them, my PC is not exactly up to speed with today's behemoths.
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Dima

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  25.10.2014 at 14:41
Just got Deadly Premonition for $2.50 off steam. More or less described as a bizarre game that is so bad it's perfect.

IronAngel

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  25.10.2014 at 16:01
Finished Earthbound, started both Link to the Past and Avernum: Escape from the Pit. The latter's a really nice, turn-based isometric RPG with a custom-made party of four and an open-world cavern system to explore and do quests in. Simple but effective tactical combat and a lot of funny and immersive writing. Not much of a story, but I recommend it for anyone who likes turn-based games or dungeon-crawlers.
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  28.10.2014 at 15:56
Looks like Lords of the Fallen seems to be getting decent-to-good reviews across the board (7 and 8s) but the consensus is that it's a bit easy. Sounds like a worthy diversion though.
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ANGEL REAPER

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  28.10.2014 at 18:35
So you guys know i like old DOS games made in Build engine.I was playing around with PowerSlave ,Whichaven and Blood lately.Interesting stuff....
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IronAngel

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  29.10.2014 at 02:19
Written by ANGEL REAPER on 28.10.2014 at 18:35

So you guys know i like old DOS games made in Build engine.I was playing around with PowerSlave ,Whichaven and Blood lately.Interesting stuff....


Cool. Coincidentally, I was visiting my friend today and he showed me some old game game boxes his wife had brought from her parents. One of them was Whichaven. Is it any good? May have to borrow it.

They also had the original Eye of the Beholder, which I absolutely want to borrow if they won't sell it to me. (No idea if I can get it working though.) Supposed to be an awesome game. Though if I was to play something similar from that era, I'd probably go for Lands of Lore, which some hail as the quintessential RPG of its era.
ANGEL REAPER

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From: Serbia

  29.10.2014 at 17:58
Written by IronAngel on 29.10.2014 at 02:19

Written by ANGEL REAPER on 28.10.2014 at 18:35

So you guys know i like old DOS games made in Build engine.I was playing around with PowerSlave ,Whichaven and Blood lately.Interesting stuff....


Cool. Coincidentally, I was visiting my friend today and he showed me some old game game boxes his wife had brought from her parents. One of them was Whichaven. Is it any good? May have to borrow it.

They also had the original Eye of the Beholder, which I absolutely want to borrow if they won't sell it to me. (No idea if I can get it working though.) Supposed to be an awesome game. Though if I was to play something similar from that era, I'd probably go for Lands of Lore, which some hail as the quintessential RPG of its era.

well i played like 2 levels out of 24 so far.If you can go over some crappy hit detection and mid 90s controls (i mean set them properly in DosBox ) its interesting stuff.Its like slower Duke 3D, medieval FPS RPG-like dungeon crawler with melee weapons and spells .I will play a bit more but if you like old FPS games you give it a chance.
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whatsacow

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  31.10.2014 at 02:58
So. Um. An article I wrote got front paged on IGN and has 600 comments. Most of them are people telling me I should kill myself.

http://www.ign.com/blogs/whatsacow/2014/09/23/four-things-holding-gaming-back/

Oh well. Anyway I started playing WoW for some ungodly reason and now I can't stop.
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Dima

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From: Australia

  31.10.2014 at 06:23
Utilising cinematic techniques is fine if it's done correctly. Metal Gear does it fine because it doesn't compromise gameplay with cutscenes/QTEs. Below is an example of a franchise that doesn't do it well.
Before: http://i.minus.com/iPzU94YHHozWU.gif
After: http://i.minus.com/iXadkHEEF5KJf.gif

Your point about God of War is silly. You need to step back and realise what games essentially NEED: a fun factor. GoW franchise embodies this. Now, it might not hit the sweet spot for some but one cannot be taken seriously if they said the devs didn't execute it beautifully. Much like how one cannot say that The Last of Us' story wasn't executed well. Same applies to music. Take technical bands for example. Sure they might be extremely talented, but that's meaningless if it's not engaging and fun.

Generally speaking, there should be no limits to a game. Just make it fun. People took offense to the game Hatred. "It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what." If the game is considered fun then it's a good game.

The only issue this creates is how we and games are perceived by non gamers. My parents hate VGs because they assume it's all about mindless violence. However i'm not gonna let the industry sacrifice my fun for their approval.
Mattybu

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  31.10.2014 at 07:14
Written by Dima on 31.10.2014 at 06:23

Generally speaking, there should be no limits to a game. Just make it fun. People took offense to the game Hatred. "It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what." If the game is considered fun then it's a good game.


I find your comments here highly offensive
Dima

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From: Australia

  31.10.2014 at 07:19
Written by Mattybu on 31.10.2014 at 07:14

Written by Dima on 31.10.2014 at 06:23

Generally speaking, there should be no limits to a game. Just make it fun. People took offense to the game Hatred. "It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what." If the game is considered fun then it's a good game.


I find your comments here highly offensive


u best fek up m8
IronAngel

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  31.10.2014 at 14:12
I agree that some game developers have been relying on cinematics over gameplay and player input too much, but I don't think your blog quite hits the mark. I mean, sure, there are issues related to the things you mentioned, but I'm not sure how well you've identified current trends in gaming. The tired argument about graphics is old, graphics have improved constantly, and then you base it on something like this: "The last two generations of gaming have brought about two main improvements: the amount of content that can be squeezed into a disk, and graphical updates." Like, what? The last few years have seen the rise of indie games with budget graphics and the re-release of retro games. Minecraft is one of the most popular games right now. Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition was released yesterday. Have a look at the top sellers on Steam. And as for the amount of content in a disk, what are you smoking? The trend lately has been precisely to cut the content, sell it as DLCs and end up with a game half the size of its predecessors. Just compare the miniaturisation of TES from Daggerfall to Morrowind to Skyrim, or the small maps, lack of customisation and the linear, pathetically branching storyline of Mass Effect to Fallout 2.

So while the general sentiment is appreciated, I don't think the blog showed a very accurate or relevant analysis of modern gaming. In general, it seemed as if AAA titles are your only frame of reference.
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  01.11.2014 at 16:11
Anyonone plays Mafia II ?

is there news about mafia III?

in Mafia II , I saw in Youtube that there is free ride, how can I get it?

I just collect most wanted posters, and doing play boy mags.

Well flying car was pain in the ass I need 4h to do it get on the roof and get that damn poster, now I have all, damn guy who made in YT has diferent numbers as official mafia, and it was hard Ctr?Alt?Del lool at Yt how to get, look at map, small one online, and search It tock me one damn week /weak , I love Mafia and Mafia II I have played both many times. now I do this one

is there any other secret gliches what I can have and maybe open some shit if I do some help out

Medal of Honor latest looks cool, maybe I will buy it
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whatsacow

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Age: 22
From: Australia

  05.11.2014 at 03:10
Written by Dima on 31.10.2014 at 06:23

Utilising cinematic techniques is fine if it's done correctly. Metal Gear does it fine because it doesn't compromise gameplay with cutscenes/QTEs. Below is an example of a franchise that doesn't do it well.
Before: http://i.minus.com/iPzU94YHHozWU.gif
After: http://i.minus.com/iXadkHEEF5KJf.gif

Your point about God of War is silly. You need to step back and realise what games essentially NEED: a fun factor. GoW franchise embodies this. Now, it might not hit the sweet spot for some but one cannot be taken seriously if they said the devs didn't execute it beautifully. Much like how one cannot say that The Last of Us' story wasn't executed well. Same applies to music. Take technical bands for example. Sure they might be extremely talented, but that's meaningless if it's not engaging and fun.

Generally speaking, there should be no limits to a game. Just make it fun. People took offense to the game Hatred. "It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what." If the game is considered fun then it's a good game.

The only issue this creates is how we and games are perceived by non gamers. My parents hate VGs because they assume it's all about mindless violence. However i'm not gonna let the industry sacrifice my fun for their approval.

What do you mean it doesn't sacrifice cutscenes for gameplay? Have you played MGS4? It's 90% fucking cutscenes.

Secondly, the state of video games as a storytelling medium is rubbish. You can't say it's not. They're poorly paced, are too violent, and most game stories suck ass. Even the Last of Us does to a degree. It's a story we've seen a million times in movies, but it's in a game now so it's so unique.

I mean, yes, God of War is fun. We need games like that. But we need diversity. We have dumb games. We have pretentious art games. But we haven't really reached that sweet spot in the middle between fun AND artsy.

"There should be no limits to gaming." Have you played Rapelay?
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whatsacow

Posts: 2021

Age: 22
From: Australia

  05.11.2014 at 03:11
Written by IronAngel on 31.10.2014 at 14:12

I agree that some game developers have been relying on cinematics over gameplay and player input too much, but I don't think your blog quite hits the mark. I mean, sure, there are issues related to the things you mentioned, but I'm not sure how well you've identified current trends in gaming. The tired argument about graphics is old, graphics have improved constantly, and then you base it on something like this: "The last two generations of gaming have brought about two main improvements: the amount of content that can be squeezed into a disk, and graphical updates." Like, what? The last few years have seen the rise of indie games with budget graphics and the re-release of retro games. Minecraft is one of the most popular games right now. Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition was released yesterday. Have a look at the top sellers on Steam. And as for the amount of content in a disk, what are you smoking? The trend lately has been precisely to cut the content, sell it as DLCs and end up with a game half the size of its predecessors. Just compare the miniaturisation of TES from Daggerfall to Morrowind to Skyrim, or the small maps, lack of customisation and the linear, pathetically branching storyline of Mass Effect to Fallout 2.

So while the general sentiment is appreciated, I don't think the blog showed a very accurate or relevant analysis of modern gaming. In general, it seemed as if AAA titles are your only frame of reference.

Yes. Well, that's IGN's fault for front paging a blog I wrote 2 years ago.
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Dima

Posts: 624

Age: 20
From: Australia

  05.11.2014 at 04:14
Written by whatsacow on 05.11.2014 at 03:10


What do you mean it doesn't sacrifice cutscenes for gameplay? Have you played MGS4? It's 90% fucking cutscenes.

Secondly, the state of video games as a storytelling medium is rubbish. You can't say it's not. They're poorly paced, are too violent, and most game stories suck ass. Even the Last of Us does to a degree. It's a story we've seen a million times in movies, but it's in a game now so it's so unique.

I mean, yes, God of War is fun. We need games like that. But we need diversity. We have dumb games. We have pretentious art games. But we haven't really reached that sweet spot in the middle between fun AND artsy.

"There should be no limits to gaming." Have you played Rapelay?


1)I thought MGS 4 had a manageable balance. To each their own.

2)I'm all for better story driven games too but using God of War to sell your point was silly. People calling The Last of Us unique are stupid. I don't think you can hate on the execution of the story, but you can certainly hate on the story premise.

3)I'm fine with games being as offensive as possible as long as they uphold fun factor. Rapelay does not look fun in the slightest.
whatsacow

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Age: 22
From: Australia

  05.11.2014 at 04:45
Written by Dima on 05.11.2014 at 04:14

Written by whatsacow on 05.11.2014 at 03:10


What do you mean it doesn't sacrifice cutscenes for gameplay? Have you played MGS4? It's 90% fucking cutscenes.

Secondly, the state of video games as a storytelling medium is rubbish. You can't say it's not. They're poorly paced, are too violent, and most game stories suck ass. Even the Last of Us does to a degree. It's a story we've seen a million times in movies, but it's in a game now so it's so unique.

I mean, yes, God of War is fun. We need games like that. But we need diversity. We have dumb games. We have pretentious art games. But we haven't really reached that sweet spot in the middle between fun AND artsy.

"There should be no limits to gaming." Have you played Rapelay?


1)I thought MGS 4 had a manageable balance. To each their own.

2)I'm all for better story driven games too but using God of War to sell your point was silly. People calling The Last of Us unique are stupid. I don't think you can hate on the execution of the story, but you can certainly hate on the story premise.

3)I'm fine with games being as offensive as possible as long as they uphold fun factor. Rapelay does not look fun in the slightest.


1) MGS4 has a cutscene that is over an hour long.
2) Why shouldn't we hate on execution? That's the main thing that makes something suck. If it has a cool idea but is executed poorly, it sucks harder than a bland idea executed excellently.
3) Rapelay would be fun for some people. Fun is subjective. Serial killers find murder fun.
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Mattybu

Posts: 2405
From: Canada

  05.11.2014 at 05:28
Written by Dima on 05.11.2014 at 04:14

I thought MGS 4 had a manageable balance.


I agree. Wouldn't have been the same without them, I didn't even end up skipping any as I played through.
Dima

Posts: 624

Age: 20
From: Australia

  05.11.2014 at 05:41
Written by whatsacow on 05.11.2014 at 04:45



1) MGS4 has a cutscene that is over an hour long.
2) Why shouldn't we hate on execution? That's the main thing that makes something suck. If it has a cool idea but is executed poorly, it sucks harder than a bland idea executed excellently.
3) Rapelay would be fun for some people. Fun is subjective. Serial killers find murder fun.


I never said we shouldn't hate on execution.

Of course it will be considered fun by someone. I'm talking subjectively here. Hatred looks fun, i'm no serial killer. Rapelay doesn't.

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