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Thread: Games You Want To Love But Can't
13-05-2012, 12:07 AM #121
I swear RPS has a thing about Hipsters. I was accused of being one on my first day.
13-05-2012, 01:04 AM #122
13-05-2012, 03:49 AM #123
13-05-2012, 03:57 AM #124
I'm pretty sure accusing someone else of being a hipster is itself a sign that you might be a hipster.
13-05-2012, 03:58 AM #125
13-05-2012, 04:17 AM #126
13-05-2012, 05:11 AM #127
13-05-2012, 06:15 AM #128
13-05-2012, 06:45 AM #129
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13-05-2012, 07:32 AM #130
League of Legends and Demigod. My friends play both of these games a lot but I just can't get into them. I have tried but I switch off after a few rounds.
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13-05-2012, 08:26 AM #131
Half-Life 2: Episode Two. It is polished. It is professional. It has perfect pacing. I stopped somewhere around the White Forest Inn, because I realised I did not care anymore about these people, and because the action was so carefully directed I felt like a spectator along for the ride, not Gordon Freeman, Ph.D. making actual meaningful choices (with a crowbar).
Not that you have much choice in an FPS, but at least in something like Unreal I could more or less control how I would approach a situation, which was part of the game, and sometimes it was a bit like actually exploring a place. That was an illusion, but a bearable one. Somewhere between the original Half-Life and Episode Two, it became too much. I suppose the problem with the HL2 episodes is that they do not even feel like games anymore to me.
On the other hand, I loved the hell out of NecroVisioN, and especially how it goes full-on crazy around the halfway point, so it's not just jadedness.
13-05-2012, 08:58 AM #132
13-05-2012, 10:31 AM #133
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Path of Exile. Theoretically, I should love that game - F2P with only cosmetic microtransactions, heavily inspired by Diablo 2, interesting skill system (the skill gems, not necessarily the 'web') and more to 'do' on level up than in D3, i.e you get to actually click something and it increases stats.
But for some reason, both open beta weekends didn't manage to grab my interest at all, and both times I didn't play much more than an hour. Maybe I should give the game more time to grow on me, but it just seems to lack something, and I'm not entirely sure what that is. Maybe it's the art style and color scheme, which are very... I don't want to say bland, but there's so much brown and grey in the first few areas, with brown and grey monsters sprinkled in between that don't look very interesting. I get they went for a dark and moody atmosphere like the original Diablo, but I think they went a bit too far with it (or I'm totally worng and it's only the starting zone that's like that, which is also a possibility).
13-05-2012, 10:58 AM #134
Why did the hipster burn his tongue eating pizza? He ate it before it was cool.
Anyway back on topic: System Shock. Seminal game, must-play, this is a shameful confession. But the controls just seemed too primitive, the li'l clever ideas (things like using audio-logs to tell the story) too cliched, the story setting too talked about and familiar...I couldn't get into it. Convince me I'm missing out I'll give it another go, but until then...
(Oh and of course, being that type of person, my exposure to 2 is pending my completion of 1. So...)Free speech don't mean unchallengeable speech.
13-05-2012, 09:08 PM #135
Braid. Fun little puzzle game, but whether 'Tim' (I wonder if Blow realises how odious that name is) is looking for a lover, a bomb or his own rampant asshole bears little relation to the actual mechanics. You could remove all the between fluff entirely and it would be equally as playable, because there isn't much direct connection between the words and the actions (I'd level the same accusation at Bioshock to a degree tbh).
Also rich guy going on about how abstract money is as a concept when he's financially secure never fails to amuse.
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13-05-2012, 09:44 PM #136
13-05-2012, 10:37 PM #137
My game, on the other hand, would be Far Cry 2.
The checkpoints. Why? The omniscient AI. Why? The suicidal jeeps drive straight toward you at 100mph and ram you off the road whilst peppering you with a million bullets. Why? Its a game that would have been so much better with access to an SDK and a little more community support. Its such a beautiful game world (I'd happily play a safari mod or something) but it is utterly, utterly ruined by poor design decisions.
Also, as many have already said, EVE. I played the extended trial last summer and have been thinking of going back for some time, but then I recall why I never subscribed - I was utterly sick of just running missions, and I'd been told by many people that it was all but impossible to earn good money from piracy. Making ISK, as it was explained to me, is all about missions, mining, trading/hauling or industry, all of which seem very tedious.I occasionally write things on this website. You can read these things by clicking this thing:
14-05-2012, 12:31 AM #138
I'll be surprised if Blows next game is any sort of hit. Braid is a good game but I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of those that lots of people bought but most never made it more than half-way through. He also isn't at all adept at playing the media like someone such as Notch is - I remember reading something about his next game a while back but can't remember a thing about it. Most who know about him do so as that pretentious douche who speaks at panels with the airs of a man who has made more than just one game.
14-05-2012, 12:57 AM #139
I am the same way! I really dislike multiplayer games that require a finite number of build orders to be successful. Dawn of War 2 was the same way for me. Also, as I grow older, the dexterity just isn't there so I find myself yelling at those freakin' whipper snappers that have problems maintaining a triple digit apm.
14-05-2012, 02:00 AM #140
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Anyway, what I said was simply that people have each their own perspective and it's inane to judge someone without trying to be in their shoes and try to see their point of view. If that means I'm a hipster, pretentious little twat, then... so be it.