Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.
The people who I'm claiming are overrating something, obviously. I don't believe that people's stated opinion always coincides with their actual opinion, and that sometimes this lack of coincidence is not deliberate on their part. That's what I'm saying.
Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.
Ah, semantics. When you start quibbling over the definition of a word you know you've gone down the wrong argumentative path. There are plenty of ways in which a thing can be overrated - reviewers can apply bizarre criteria, for example, awarding a high score on the basis of good graphics, in lieu of any discussion of gameplay. The only reason why i posted was that i was a little unnerved by the snap reaction to something that wasn't relentlessly positive. You wouldn't get that kinda reaction in a discussion of films, or books...
*edit* I feel like i should also do my part to get us back to the actual topic, since i contributed to its derailment. Been playing through Deus Ex: The Missing Link, having completed the first (just once) shortly after it first came out. The gameplay is like putting on a nice old pair of slippers. Finding it hard to muster the enthusiasm to read through all of the little notes, but it feels nice to be back in the world, after all this time.
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Every goddamn time... I can't mod a Bethesda game into a playable state without losing all interest in playing it. I've been in an open world mood between SR3 and FC3, but Fallout 3 (bit of a theme there) completely killed my momentum. Might as well give Morrowind another go (at least Overhaul is already installed and ready to go) to complete the quartet.
Finally finished the Primordia demo. It's fairly long, more than Resonance's - and it's gone straight to my wishlist.
The voice work is probably the best I've encountered in a Wadjeteye produced game. Nonetheless I would have liked it better if the protagonist went to Brian Silliman because I really liked him as Azriel in Gemini Rue, instead they went for Logan Cunningham, and I'm feeling a bit disillusioned about the reasons. Abe Goldfarb is cast here once again as the sidekick, only I found he works much better as Crispin rather than the jaded private eye he's supposed to be playing in the Blackwell series.
Finished Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World, I can't really recommend it to anyone (the humor is silly, the best thing about it, as I probably have said already, is the artwork - but that alone won't keep a game afloat), however mark one more off the backlog. Yay!
Got properly addicted to Endless Space after the free weekend on Steam. Had to go and purchase the game straight away on the Sunday evening when it stopped being free. And really enjoying the game so far. Been a while since I played a 4X game, but it was surprisingly easy to get into. Got something like 20h in, but not beaten single game yet. One strange thing about the game is the way developers try to push that odd currency thingie, which is used for voting whatever next piece of content will come. Uh like I have time for something like that.
I still think Crysis is a good game on the whole, very good for large chunks actually, just the poor bits are truly awful.
Max Payne 3, done. The game where strong narrative elements and stunning prodcution meets a world in which everyone has a subscription to painkillers but conviently forgets to take them and leaves them lying in every other room, and in which one man can headshot-not even kill, just headshot-over one thousand people. I know this number is accurate becuase the game tells me I've done it. I have played battles in Shogun 2 where one thousand people haven't killed one thosuand people. The game is a peerless definiton of Ludonarrative.
Still a very enjoyable game, but it could have been really something. Combine LA Noire with someone as rounded and impressive a character as Max and you ahve something genuinley stunning I feel. It would have made far more sense for the psychotic Cole Phelps to just shoot everyone all the time as well.
As it is it's a narrative game with far too much shooting or a shooting game with far too much narrative, and I am stunned that nobody once thought to question whether a game which so desperatley aimed for cinematic realism should be about a sardonic alcholic shooting 1,365 brazilains. I have never seen that film.
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Civilization 4: Colonisation god damn hills, these wagons are useless without roads. With any luck I'll be able to rush and get a few roads built. The king still thinks I'm loyal at only -1, but I needed to hold on to my 0% tax rate as long as possible, there's no point holding off on inciting independence if you are going to get taxed at the same time.
Zombie George Washington still hopes to realise independence for his Undead population.
I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
Then combine that with people wanting modern military manshoots (look at the other threads on Crysis where people whinge that there were aliens at all), and that didn't help.
Sidenote: Anyone know of any good deals on a pre-order of Crysis 3? I have no interest in the multiplayer, but my current run through of the series again reminds me that, while flawed, Crytek is one of my favorite devs.
If you want me on either service, I suggest PMing me here first to let me know who you are.
Only other Wadjet Eye game I've ever played is Gemini Rue, which was ok but didn't really grab me and then all of a sudden started crashing whenever it felt like it for no apparent reason, I couldn't fix it no matter what I did and I promptly sent the game to the dark side of the moon.
... I take the lives of a few to protect the lives of many. I commit acts of war to preserve the greater peace. I take no joy in killing, but make no mistake; I'll do what needs to be done. Because it's my job. It's my duty. My name is Sam Fisher, and I am a Splinter Cell.
Could you please stop overreacting to everything?
I was referring to the ending. The alien section, as I was talking earlier about it in this thread.
But actually, I do think Crysis is a good shooter but it isn't the best thing there is either.
OMG! SOMEONE HAS A DIFFERENT OPINION THIS IS INCONCEIVABLE!