AlucardSX Comments

  • Star Trek's Wil Wheaton joins 3DS exclusive Code Name: STEAM

  • AlucardSX 06/03/2015

    @arty Don't worry, he didn't do it anything wrong, and this isn't a PR disaster by any means. It's just the handful of Gamersgaters still left being their usual charming self. They're easily rallied, so you get a concentrated dose of their unpleasantness in reply to this announcement, but it's really only maybe two dozen people, many of them tweeting over and over. Reply +6
  • 1.34GB Battlefield 4 Winter Patch rolls out

  • AlucardSX 03/03/2015

    @The_shlaaaag_returns I have played both, and they both suffer from the problems I and arcam described. Can they be fun? Sure. But IMHO they both use realism as a crutch, and the gameplay suffers for it.

    Now the pros and cons of regenerating health are debatable, but I'd argue that in BF4 it's slow enough not be an issue that unduly influences any given engagement.
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  • AlucardSX 03/03/2015

    @The_shlaaaag_returns I disagree entirely on the TTK issue. Ultrashort TTK are a disease on too many modern shooters. It's the triumph of pseudo-realism over gameplay. With a reasonable TTK a skilled player has the chance to locate his attacker and turn the tides on him. If weapons kill almost instantly, then getting the drop on your opponent isn't merely an advantage (which it obviously should be), it's the entire fight. Reply +6
  • AlucardSX 03/03/2015

    Great news. Battlefield 4 may have been a disaster at launch, but as someone who held of on playing it 'til a couple of months ago, I have to say this is the most fun I've had with the franchise since 1942. Reply +3
  • Minecraft creator Notch bought the most expensive house ever in Beverly Hills

  • AlucardSX 19/12/2014

    iPad-controlled fountains? $70 million and it doesn't even have Android? I'd ask for my money back ;) Reply +2
  • PopCap reveals a release date for the now free-to-play Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

  • AlucardSX 03/06/2013

    Yeah, I don't really get the kneejerk hatred the second f2p is mentioned. Sure, there are lots of games where it's badly implemented, either tailoring the entire gameplay experience towards "motivating" people to continually spend money, with no end in sight, or simply setting prices too high.
    But there are also a lot of games that allow you to play them just fine, either for free or for a finite number of modest purchases that add up to a fair price.

    In the end how f2p is implemented is just another set of design decisions, and as such can be done the wrong way or the right way. If it's done the right way I'll play the game, if it's not I won't. Don't see how that's any different from the way things have always been in gaming.
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  • Greenlit horror adventure Asylum creeps past its Kickstarter goal

  • AlucardSX 27/02/2013

    @philreeduk Yes, because porting games is just free money, without any additional investment needed at all. You just drag and drop all your game files into the Porting Wizard software, check all the platforms you want it to run on, and then push the big "port game now" button ;) Reply 0
  • Blackwell Epiphany is coming to haunt your PC this autumn

  • AlucardSX 21/02/2013

    @jamyskis For me it's sort of the opposite. While I enjoy pretty much all of Wadjet Eye's games, the Blackwell series has always been closest to my heart. Can't say I have a problem with Rosangela's voice acting either, but to each his own. But can we at least agree that Joey's voice acting is awesome?

    Anyway, I'm just glad that Gilbert has finally gotten around to doing another entry into the series.
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  • Free game Frog Fractions might be the most deranged thing you'll play this year

  • AlucardSX 26/10/2012

    @SHPanda What are you even talking about? Why do they have to commit the resources to do a full review in order to be "allowed" to mention a cool little free game?
    If you hadn't noticed, so far, everyone here who's tried it seems to like it. So how is it in any way, shape of form hypocritical for a gaming web site to point its readers toward a game they might enjoy?
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