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  • Widge Moderator 4 Jan 2013 16:13:14 13,829 posts
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    Rusty_M wrote:
    Dark Souls is not a game everyone should play. It'd be like suggesting everyone should play DCS Black Shark or A-10.

    Some people don't want to have to study to have fun. Others do. This is meant as observation, not criticism.
    I find DS a strange beast. I can be quite a casual player of games - I won't play fighting games as I don't like learning lists of moves or getting to know the nuances of a character, driving sim games I quickly lose the thrall, MMO's alienate me as my patience to endure the bedding quickly fades... yet this... this I happily sat down and set out to defeat, footstep by footstep and enjoyed every moment.
  • Mr_Sleep 4 Jan 2013 16:18:56 18,157 posts
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    WrongShui wrote:
    Civilisation games peaked at civ2.
    I agree to some degree, they have taken away a great deal of micro-management and this has meant the game loses some of its appeal to me, it should be all about micro-management. I recently started playing Civ 5 and the game seemed to be primarily a case of pressing end turn.

    Of course, I could play it in the traditional way but there is no real bonus for doing that and I need boundaries to stop me from taking the easy option!
  • WrongShui 4 Jan 2013 16:23:17 6,636 posts
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    They had excellent ideas with Alpha Centuri, then more in Alien Crossfire and then promptly forgot all that and made Civ3.

    Activision did more interesting things with their Call to Power games than Firaxis has so far.

    Edited by WrongShui at 16:24:24 04-01-2013
  • chopsen 4 Jan 2013 16:24:04 17,038 posts
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    The only thing wrong with Civ2 is that some of the wonders are too powerful. Great Library + Leonardo's Workshop = Win. I'd rate it as my favourite otherwise.

    3 was just wrong somehow. 4 was just *all* about the micromanagement, rush building and stacking units. There wasn't actually a game there.

    Civ5 is very much Civ Lite, but I quite like it.It's like the strategy equivalent of ambient music. That and a glass of wine and radio 4 in the background, I'm as happy as a pig in shit.

    Edited by Chopsen at 16:24:26 04-01-2013
  • Mr_Sleep 4 Jan 2013 16:29:51 18,157 posts
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    I suspect I need to play it on a higher level and go for the long game as well as being a war monger. As it was I was playing the scientific victory and it was pretty dull really. In fact, I think I'm going to do that now.
  • ronuds 4 Jan 2013 18:44:55 21,786 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    The only thing wrong with Civ2 is that some of the wonders are too powerful. Great Library + Leonardo's Workshop = Win. I'd rate it as my favourite otherwise.
    I would also say global warming was a problem. All of your work turned to shit in an instant.
  • guts 4 Jan 2013 20:53:13 1,690 posts
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    Out of saints row 1, saints row 3 and a bug steaming pile of poo, I think I would rather play with the poop. I really don't get the hype and I really don't get how people say they prefer it to the gta games.
  • spamdangled 4 Jan 2013 20:57:31 27,911 posts
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    guts wrote:
    Out of saints row 1, saints row 3 and a bug steaming pile of poo, I think I would rather play with the poop. I really don't get the hype and I really don't get how people say they prefer it to the gta games.
    Amen to that. I played through SR3 at the insistence of the lodger and partly to see if I could find something positive to say about it (I guess maybe the vehicle handling was just on the right side of ok), but everything about it screamed "cynical box ticking exercise" to me.
  • ronuds 4 Jan 2013 21:04:46 21,786 posts
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    I don't believe there are really that many who prefer SR to GTA. It only feels that way because the few who do are loud and annoying about it. If everyone who liked GTA more than SR said something, we'd never hear the end of it.

    They don't have to, though, because it's a given.
  • Deleted user 5 January 2013 01:53:31
    ronuds wrote:
    I don't believe there are really that many who prefer GTA to SR. It only feels that way because the few who do are loud and annoying about it.
    Fixed it to account for DarkSpaceDS.
  • Abdu@EG 5 Jan 2013 14:31:06 19 posts
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    UGO: I love Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.

    a lot of SH fans disliked it. to me it was great and consider it a fresh blood to the tired series.
  • DrStrangelove 6 Jan 2013 15:11:11 5,832 posts
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    Here comes a big one. Half-Life 2 is a great tech demo, but not a great game.

    There's too little health and ammo, enemies take too long to kill, and with the ever-present instadeath on top, the greatest part of the game consists of quicksave/quickload, ruining anything that you could remotely call game flow. Lost too much health? Quickload. Took too much ammo? Quickload. Didn't go perfectly well for another reason? Quickload. Really, that's shoddy.

    Also, many "chapters" like driving or speedboating, or the follower missions, or the defence missions etc. are MUCH longer than they are fun, becoming a tedious chore for the greatest part. I cancelled more than one playthrough after I just couldn't be arsed anymore to finish that crap.

    This is one of the few games that's actually more fun with cheats. And that's not good. HL3 will have to be radically changed to convince me.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 15:15:40 06-01-2013

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 15:16:36 06-01-2013
  • DrStrangelove 6 Jan 2013 15:25:19 5,832 posts
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    And about the Saints Row topic, I loved the character creation of SR3 but found the rest of the game pretty dull and boring. GTA 4 is a LOT better, including the vehicle physics, because they're not so simplified and arcadey as in SR3.
  • Deleted user 6 January 2013 15:46:07
    This thread has taught me that Half Life 2 isn't as popular as I thought. There seem to be plenty of reasons to dislike it.
  • Deleted user 6 January 2013 15:59:34
    the_dudefather wrote:

    /Enter arena
    /Dog nibbles you 0.2 seconds later
    /Demon murders you within the next second or two
    /Try again

    Yeah, I had some real difficulty with that one too, until I learnt summoning another player is literally your best friend. There was one charming fellow I summoned who was wearing a loin cloth and wielding a sword with a blade about the size of a small child and proceeded to wtfpwn Capra and his canine pals. It took some of the satisfaction away I must admit but I also found it strangely theraputic watching capra being handed his spleen.
  • DrStrangelove 6 Jan 2013 17:05:26 5,832 posts
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    @Raiko101

    Right, I should have read at least the first pages of this thread. I think I~ll read through the whole thread now, such an unusual amount of good judgement in here.

    Did I mention that the facial animations of HL2 were pretty spectacular back then, but the behaviour of NPCs, especially the women, was unnatural to the point of creepy?

    And did I mention I never ever want to hear "Gordon" or "Freeman" again?
  • DrStrangelove 6 Jan 2013 17:16:39 5,832 posts
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    Half-Life 1 is solely responsible for the death of classic FPS with interesting level structure, and the rise of cinematic linear corridor shooters, and for that it shall burn in hell.
  • RyanDS 6 Jan 2013 17:20:16 10,601 posts
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    I'll agree that Half Life 2 was way overated, as was the first. Okay games, but I never got the love for them.

    The best FPS series of all time is still No One Lives Forever.
  • DrStrangelove 6 Jan 2013 17:58:42 5,832 posts
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    A Link to the Past is the best Zelda game ever.

    There was way too much BLAH BLAH BLAH in Ocarina of Time.

    Games with stories is like porn with stories.

    Dark Souls is for babies. Try R-Type 3.

    Battlefield MP sucks even more than SP, making it worse than CoD.

    Crysis 2 is better than 1.

    Q3A was better than UT.

    Wrecked: Revenge Revisited is by far the best current-gen multiplayer game, only rivalled by last-gen predecessor Mashed. Both are infinitely superior to any karting game ever.

    Amnesia is boring. All horror games are boring.

    Duke Nukem Forever is better than most other FPS games of recent years.

    Nintendo World Cup is more fun than Fifa.

    NfS Most Wanted (2012) has nice graphics, everything else about it is complete shit.

    Games are a waste of time.
  • jonsaan 6 Jan 2013 18:00:17 25,854 posts
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    Totally agree with the games with stories is like porn with stories.
  • mal 6 Jan 2013 18:17:26 23,923 posts
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    Thirded. Games have been going downhill since the save file was invented, for that reason.
  • Mr-Brett 6 Jan 2013 18:20:23 13,261 posts
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    @drstrangelove

    There's far too much wrong opinion in that post to even attempt to respond.

    Edited for oldschoolsoviet.

    Edited by Mr-Brett at 18:38:45 06-01-2013
  • King_Edward 6 Jan 2013 18:32:25 11,471 posts
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    jonsaan wrote:
    Totally agree with the games with stories is like porn with stories.
    Me too. I prefer my porn with story too.
  • oldschoolsoviet 6 Jan 2013 18:35:32 5,750 posts
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    Mr-Brett wrote:
    @drstrangelove

    There's far too much opinion in that post to even attempt to respond.
  • yegon 6 Jan 2013 18:36:04 5,603 posts
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    I thought HL2 was brilliantly atmospheric and has rarely been surpassed in this regard. Judged in terms of combat though, extremely average. The physics "puzzles" didn't really bother me as it was pretty early in terms of games with believable physics. Played it through again fairly recently with the FakeFactory mod,still atmospheric, but the physics bits have dated more than anything else.

    Deffo brought out the absolute worst PC fanboys at the time though. They'd have you believe there was no point playing anything else back then it was so far ahead of everything else. Hmmmm no.

    Edited by yegon at 18:38:16 06-01-2013
  • DrStrangelove 6 Jan 2013 18:43:19 5,832 posts
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    The one about game story and porn story is actually from John Carmack.
  • andytheadequate 6 Jan 2013 18:49:38 8,663 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    A Link to the Past is the best Zelda game ever.

    There was way too much BLAH BLAH BLAH in Ocarina of Time.

    Games with stories is like porn with stories.

    Dark Souls is for babies. Try R-Type 3.

    Battlefield MP sucks even more than SP, making it worse than CoD.

    Crysis 2 is better than 1.

    Q3A was better than UT.

    Wrecked: Revenge Revisited is by far the best current-gen multiplayer game, only rivalled by last-gen predecessor Mashed. Both are infinitely superior to any karting game ever.

    Amnesia is boring. All horror games are boring.

    Duke Nukem Forever is better than most other FPS games of recent years.

    Nintendo World Cup is more fun than Fifa.

    NfS Most Wanted (2012) has nice graphics, everything else about it is complete shit.

    Games are a waste of time.
    BF single player better than its single player? What are you on? Fair enough not liking multiplayer but the single player is atrocious.

    Duke nukem forever is just awful with no redeeming features.

    Wrecked is brilliant local multiplayer, but online simply doesn't work. Unplayable due to lag and crashing your console, and when someone does get disconnected because their console crashed, it kicks everyone out of the game. How it ever passed certification I do not know, this happens 2/3 of games in 4 player mp
  • joeymoto108 6 Jan 2013 18:52:44 668 posts
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    Amnesia is far from boring. How'd you manage to jump to that conclusion?
  • Syrette 6 Jan 2013 18:57:16 45,449 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Games are a waste of time.
    I take it you think all leisure/entertainment activities are a waste of time as well then.
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