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    Lesser Hivemind Node Kodeen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    @Kodeen can I have a link to your RSS feed or do I need to add you on Facebook to follow your games commentary?
    I still believe that the photocopied newsletter is the best method for disseminating facts. PM me some cash and I'll see what I can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    High 5? BTW are you a parent? I've noticed my fellow Bio2 brethren are parents.
    Hm, no. We hoped we'll have a little girl but it didn't work out.
    So obviously Bioshock 2's story resonated with me... The good ending was devastating. It's a very touching game despite some early missteps (I hated how it forced you to stop and listen to Eleanor). One thing I appreciated was the new Little Sisters design - changed from repulsive frogs to a pretty little creature. I felt compelled to save them and harvesting was horrible, whereas in Bioshock 1 I just saw them as the "gatherers" they were originally intended to be. They had no emotional impact.

    On top of that Bioshock 2 was some of the best fun I've had since Undying. More games shoud feature dual-wielding of spells and weapons.

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    Note: I consider Bioshock a pretty good game but nowhere near my favorite game. I just like filling out stuff.

    1. What was your first FPS game?

    I don't really know. Wolfenstein 3d probably, but it might have been Blake Stone. I can't remember which order I played them in.

    2. Have you played most of the following: Quake, Unreal, Alien versus Predator, Operation Flashpoint, Rainbow Six, Deus Ex, No One Lives Forever, Thief, S.T.A.L.K.E.R, FEAR, The Void, Metro 2033?

    Played them all. Extensively so, except for The Void which I haven't finished. Need to go back t to it.

    3. Have you played (= completed at least once) System Shock 2?

    Never finished it no, much to my eternal shame. My HDD died on me and I lost the saves. I should reinstall it and give it another go.

    4. Do you play the majority of your FPS games on a PC or consoles?

    PC. Always have.
    Think the only FPS I've played on console were Killzone 2 and WH40 Fire Trooper or something like that. Both of which were a bit shit.

    5. Pick one of each if you've played both:

    Morrowind or Oblivion.
    Morrowind or Skyrim.
    Half Life 2 or S.T.A.L.K.E.R (That one was tricky.)
    Fallout 3 or Fallout: New Vegas. (That was easy on the other hand.)
    Dostoyevsky or Joyce.

    6. Do you play any "difficult genres" like grand strategies or flight sims?

    Yes. Plenty of grand strategy on my plate. Flight sims more rarely as pickings are slim. Did a lot of them in the 90s though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    Grand strategy developers think players should lose unless they read boringly written manuals
    Grand strategy developers make their games fun to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    Developer arrogance.
    Grand strategies developers think games taking 8 real weeks (56 days times 24 hours) to finish is good.
    Grand strategy developers think players should lose unless they read boringly written manuals (more recently player wrote faqs and most recently of all player driven wikia).
    Grand strategy developers think sliders are fun.
    Grand strategy developers believe in the power of imagination, so you don't see battles.
    Arrogance! Oy vey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    Grand strategy developers make their games fun to lose.
    Some. Most GrandStrat games you suffer rolling attrition, it's like cracks in a dam.
    I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    Grand strategy developers make their games fun to lose.
    To be absolutely fair that should be a quality of any good game

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    Go play EUIII and absterge yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abacus Finch View Post
    Arrogance! Oy vey!
    I'm going to assume that you mean that to agree with me.
    I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
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    Quite amusing how many people bend their views just to fit in the requirements to fill the survey. OP specified that he's interested in opinion of people who thought Bioshock was one of the best games ever, not of the people who though it was ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tres View Post
    Quite amusing how many people bend their views just to fit in the requirements to fill the survey. OP specified that he's interested in opinion of people who thought Bioshock was one of the best games ever, not of the people who though it was ok.
    Note to self: Learn to read.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    Note to self: Learn to read.
    Parentheses are a fickle bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tres View Post
    Quite amusing how many people bend their views just to fit in the requirements to fill the survey. OP specified that he's interested in opinion of people who thought Bioshock was one of the best games ever, not of the people who though it was ok.
    But then the thread would have like 3 posts. He invited others anyway.
    I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tres View Post
    Quite amusing how many people bend their views just to fit in the requirements to fill the survey. OP specified that he's interested in opinion of people who thought Bioshock was one of the best games ever, not of the people who though it was ok.
    I used to read your posts in Charles Dance's voice and be slightly intimidated, but then I saw this.

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    Greatest games of all time is a bit far to go for Bioshock... but I will say I am a big fan. It's atmosphere was the strongest thing for me. It felt like you were sort of exploring Kubrick's The Shining/Overlook Hotel, everyone gone flippin' crazy.... underwater... pretty awesome I thought.

    1. What was your first FPS game?

    I played a little Wolfenstein 3D... but I think Redneck Rampage was the first shooter that I played significantly. I totally missed the Doom parade.

    2. Have you played most of the following: Quake, Unreal, Alien versus Predator, Operation Flashpoint, Rainbow Six, Deus Ex, No One Lives Forever, Thief, S.T.A.L.K.E.R, FEAR, The Void, Metro 2033?

    Played Unreal (good), Deus Ex (played 1st time only last year, got bored after a while), No One Lives Forever (loved), S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (Bounced off it), FEAR (loved), Metro 2033 (ok, only began it, will go back at some point)

    3. Have you played (= completed at least once) System Shock 2?

    No

    4. Do you play the majority of your FPS games on a PC or consoles?

    PC

    5. Pick one of each if you've played both:
    Morrowind or Oblivion. (haven't played Morrowind)
    Morrowind or Skyrim.
    Half Life 2 or S.T.A.L.K.E.R -- Half-Life 2
    Fallout 3 or Fallout: New Vegas.-- Fallout: New Vegas
    Dostoyevsky or Joyce.-- Dostoyevsky

    6. Do you play any "difficult genres" like grand strategies or flight sims?

    yes grand strategies, no flight sims

    Thanks!

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    1. What was your first FPS game?
    Wolfenstein 3D.

    2. Have you played most of the following: Quake, Unreal, Alien versus Predator, Operation Flashpoint, Rainbow Six, Deus Ex, No One Lives Forever, Thief, S.T.A.L.K.E.R, FEAR, The Void, Metro 2033?
    Everything except The Void. Didn't finish FEAR or Metro 2033.

    3. Have you played (= completed at least once) System Shock 2?
    Played yes, completed no.

    4. Do you play the majority of your FPS games on a PC or consoles?
    PC only for fps games.

    5. Pick one of each if you've played both:
    Morrowind or Oblivion.
    Morrowind or Skyrim.
    Half Life 2 or S.T.A.L.K.E.R
    Fallout 3 or Fallout: New Vegas.

    6. Do you play any "difficult genres" like grand strategies or flight sims?
    Simulation games are not difficult because they follow real world rules, arcade games are hard. So the answer is yes, I especially prefer sim racing. Some arcade racers are damn hard because they are so unpredictable, sim racing is much more enjoyable overall.

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    OKFINE I'll take the survey. I never played Bioshock, as I've mentioned, but I'm like sosuperboredrightnow.

    1. What was your first FPS game?
    Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear BUNX NO XING NO MID K?

    2. Have you played most of the following: Quake, Unreal, Alien versus Predator, Operation Flashpoint, Rainbow Six, Deus Ex, No One Lives Forever, Thief, S.T.A.L.K.E.R, FEAR, The Void, Metro 2033?

    Noooooooooo (about half)

    3. Have you played (= completed at least once) System Shock 2?
    Noooooooo

    4. Do you play the majority of your FPS games on a PC or consoles?
    Yessssssss

    5. Pick one of each if you've played both:
    Does this mean to pick which one is best? I will assume it means that.
    I pick Skyrim and Half-life 2 (I would pick STALKER if it wasn't so creepy, I stopped when I got to that enemy that pauses the game and makes the camera zoom in on its horrible face while it kills you with invisible weirdness from a distance)

    6. Do you play any "difficult genres" like grand strategies or flight sims?
    I am slowly playing through Wizardry VI!
    Support for my all-pepperjack-cheese food bank charity drive has been lukewarm at best.

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    1. Half-Life
    2. Yep
    3. Nope
    4. Never had a console
    5. Morrowind, S.T.A.L.K.E.R, Read 'Ulysses' but never understood it
    6. Sometimes

    I answered all the questions. Now what kind of a person am I? ;)

    I liked Bioshock by the way. Especially the setting and the totally insane characters in it. Like that plastic surgeon who thought he could do with the flesh what Picasso did with color on a canvas.

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    1. Wolfenstein/doom

    2. Yes

    3. No

    4. PC

    5. Halflife 2

    not played both of the other pairs

    & i think that Charles Dickens or H. P. Lovecraft is a more likely match for this crowd than Dostoyevsky or Joyce.

    6. do Civ X or total war count as grand strategies?

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    Since I dont think Bioshock was the best game ever I wont fill in the full thing.
    Reminded me that my first FPS was Gloom on the Amiga though, and that was fun.

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