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  • Dirtbox 19 Mar 2013 14:06:04 79,217 posts
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    RAGE was a missed opportunity and felt all the poorer for it.

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  • Deleted user 19 March 2013 14:09:59
    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 79,217 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 61,355 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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  • 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.
  • Rodpad 19 Mar 2013 16:41:41 2,107 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    The problem with Rage is that it was really shit.
    This.
  • ecu 29 Mar 2013 12:34:53 77,338 posts
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    Hmm
  • Dirtbox 29 Mar 2013 12:39:22 79,217 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 5,201 posts
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    Defo gonna be at E3 2014. See you next year!
  • BillMurray 11 Jun 2013 12:07:24 7,918 posts
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    Great bump.
  • X201 19 Jun 2013 12:55:00 15,761 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 5,201 posts
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    It's a fake I believe.
  • Ged42 25 Jun 2013 22:59:00 7,812 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 16,570 posts
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    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • Dirtbox 25 Jun 2013 23:09:03 79,217 posts
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    Who the hell still has HL2 installed?

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  • X201 25 Jun 2013 23:19:12 15,761 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 16,129 posts
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    One day...
  • TheHammerite 26 Jun 2013 01:46:52 1,536 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 29,029 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 18:43:38 279 posts
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    Exciting news!

    GT: carlmadin

  • Steve_Perry 19 Jul 2013 18:47:00 5,201 posts
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    Lol.
  • neilka 19 Jul 2013 18:47:58 16,570 posts
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    DAMN YOU OFFICER HANDSOMECRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAB

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • RedSparrows 19 Jul 2013 18:51:20 24,309 posts
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    :D
  • BillMurray 19 Jul 2013 19:03:41 7,918 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 20:55:17 279 posts
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    Sorry, missed the date on that article somehow! ;-)

    GT: carlmadin

  • the_dudefather 19 Jul 2013 20:58:50 9,419 posts
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    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • Deleted user 20 July 2013 05:27:47
    :D

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

    /intrigue
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