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  • Dirtbox 19 Mar 2013 14:06:04 76,319 posts
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    RAGE was a missed opportunity and felt all the poorer for it.

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  • kalel 19 Mar 2013 14:09:59 83,839 posts
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    Rage suffered badly from "open world vague pointlessness syndrome". Not all open world games do, but quite a lot end up lacking in direction and missing meaningful and memorable highlights.

    I suppose it's the polar opposite of the "too heavily scripted" effect you can get with the roller-coaster thing.
  • Dirtbox 19 Mar 2013 14:13:20 76,319 posts
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    It was just as heavily scripted and linear imo, it just lacked everything that made it cohesive and likeable.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 14:14:34 19-03-2013

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  • nickthegun 19 Mar 2013 14:15:33 55,848 posts
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    The problem with rage is that, yeah it had a hub world, but the missions, at least the ones I played, were the exact linear tunnel that people are complaining about.

    Rather than a story contraivance causing you to go from point A to point B, by a cut scene or a trip on a swamp boat, it told you to go to point B then allowed you to fuck around on a quad bike for an hour.

    Edited by nickthegun at 14:17:27 19-03-2013

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    He totally called it

  • Deckard1 19 Mar 2013 14:17:30 25,383 posts
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    The problem with Rage is that it was really shit.

    Called it

  • Deleted user 19 March 2013 16:38:02
    Sod this open world lark. 99% of open world games are linear as fuck but with the horrible illusion of choice. Assassin's Creed is a good example - "look you can go skin bears and leap and frolic in the trees and go on naval raids and so on and so forth, but once you've finished arsing about please head to the flashing dot to continue the game properly". Or even something like GTA4 - sure, you can spend more time fucking around playing pool or darts or whatever the fuck than you can actually completing the story, but all it does is basically breaks the narrative flow. Spending an hour or two making your way up to five stars by destroying all and sundry in a tank only to have the next mission start with the protagonist agonising over the need to kill a single person in the story does not coherency make.

    Give me a tight, controlled narrative any day of the week over those inconsistent time-wasters.
  • Roddles 19 Mar 2013 16:41:41 1,427 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    The problem with Rage is that it was really shit.
    This.
  • ecureuil 29 Mar 2013 12:34:53 76,008 posts
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    Hmm
  • Dirtbox 29 Mar 2013 12:39:22 76,319 posts
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    Well of fucking course they're making it, what a pointless exchange.

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  • Steve_Perry 11 Jun 2013 11:29:08 2,442 posts
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    Defo gonna be at E3 2014. See you next year!

    VIVA STEFANSEN

  • BillMurray 11 Jun 2013 12:07:24 7,235 posts
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    Great bump.
  • X201 19 Jun 2013 12:55:00 14,692 posts
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    Time for another rumour.

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/06/19/half-life-3-left-4-dead-3-source-2-spotted-in-leaked-valve-archive/
  • Steve_Perry 19 Jun 2013 13:25:30 2,442 posts
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    It's a fake I believe.

    VIVA STEFANSEN

  • Ged42 25 Jun 2013 22:59:00 7,641 posts
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    Okay, Steam just downloaded an update for HL2 and now the game is stuck in what I think is Korean.

    Has someone at Valve just pressed the wrong update button or is the start of a new ARG thing like Portal's radios?
  • neilka 25 Jun 2013 23:02:16 14,940 posts
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  • Dirtbox 25 Jun 2013 23:09:03 76,319 posts
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    Who the hell still has HL2 installed?

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  • X201 25 Jun 2013 23:19:12 14,692 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Who the hell still has HL2 installed?
    All the people who will be collecting the trading cards.
  • oceanmotion 25 Jun 2013 23:21:03 15,243 posts
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    One day...
  • TheHammerite 26 Jun 2013 01:46:52 1,512 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Who the hell still has HL2 installed?


    People who like Half Life 2.
  • silentbob 26 Jun 2013 01:50:02 28,917 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Who the hell still has HL2 installed?
    It's VR enabled, why the fuck wouldn't you?! :)

    VR News: www.roadtovr.com -- Follow us on Twitter.

  • HandsomeCrab 19 Jul 2013 18:43:38 276 posts
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    Exciting news!

    GT: carlmadin

  • Steve_Perry 19 Jul 2013 18:47:00 2,442 posts
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    Lol.

    VIVA STEFANSEN

  • neilka 19 Jul 2013 18:47:58 14,940 posts
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    DAMN YOU OFFICER HANDSOMECRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAB
  • RedSparrows 19 Jul 2013 18:51:20 20,747 posts
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    :D
  • BillMurray 19 Jul 2013 19:03:41 7,235 posts
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    That's a low blow.
  • pigsy2400 19 Jul 2013 19:29:00 153 posts
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    halflife 3 would have to be the best game of all time to live upto the hype, or it would suffer Darth Maul Syndrome
  • pigsy2400 19 Jul 2013 19:32:07 153 posts
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    if and when it ever launched, they would launch in steambox first for an exclusive period of time i reckon
  • HandsomeCrab 19 Jul 2013 20:55:17 276 posts
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    Sorry, missed the date on that article somehow! ;-)

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  • the_dudefather 19 Jul 2013 20:58:50 8,976 posts
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    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • Ironlungs76 20 Jul 2013 05:27:47 4,930 posts
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    :D

    Shame about the typo on the final word. Or is it another clue?

    /intrigue
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