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Created 9 years ago2010-12-11 02:04:50 UTC by AJ AJ

Posted 9 years ago2011-01-08 02:59:42 UTC Post #288805
I'm comparing aspects of Uncharted to GTA IV, not the entire game. GTA IV attempts to make use of cover-based shooting and it fails miserably. As for not taking itself seriously, it seems to be divided in both camps. If you want a sandbox game that truly doesn't take itself seriously, play Just Cause 2, which is far more enjoyable. That game allows you to hookshot an enemy onto a passing airplane just for the hell of it. Want to stand on top of a airliner while it's flying? Go ahead!
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-08 03:06:43 UTC Post #288806
You hold Shift to run, which makes no sense.
Doesn't half-life 2 and every single game that isn't a decade old do this?
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-08 03:07:28 UTC Post #288807
You're being far too harsh. Fail miserably? Not at all. It's perfectly playable. Don't like the controls? Re-bind them.

Just Cause 2, I don't really want to comment on. I own the game, but I haven't been able to play past saving the dude from the hotel right at the very start because they voice acting is so unimaginably fucking bad. Like, painfully bad, and for you to have commented on GTAIV's voice acting earlier and then recommend Just Cause 2 is pretty backwards.

Yes, Crollo, they do. I'm also pretty certain there's an 'always run' option in GTAIV as well. .
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-08 03:10:10 UTC Post #288808
Blocking edits, blocking edits everywhere!

Again, while out of context it may seem that way, he was only comparing the sandbox aspect, not necessarily anything else. Just like the miscommunication with the cover system, which even I didn't realize at first.

EDIT: Funny that you mention that option Archie, because IIRC, every game that isn't a decade old also has that function anyways.

Also, don't get me started on far cry 2...
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-08 03:11:11 UTC Post #288809
Crollo: Gordon doesn't move infuriatingly slow if you aren't holding shift.

Huntey: This has nothing to do with rebinding controls: are you even reading my points?

I also mentioned that Just Cause 2 is a game that doesn't take itself seriously, unlike aspects of GTA IV. That's a game where the sandbox actually makes sense. I never said Just Cause 2 was a blindingly brilliant, all around package.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-08 03:28:37 UTC Post #288811
Now I thought we were discussing the mechanics of having a 'walk unless run' feature, not the speed of either walking or running.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-08 03:45:00 UTC Post #288812
To be honest, the movement in HL2 is a little annoying. He moves a lot slower than in the original, and the sprint function is stupidly short.

I like games that don't take themselves seriously, but it doesn't mean it shouldn't be a good game too. GTA and Fallout 3 are both awful games in my eyes, silly writing and dumb situations aren't going to save them.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-08 04:52:58 UTC Post #288813
Now Playing: Fallout: New Vegas.

I'm in favour of Fallout 3 / New Vegas and GTAIV personally. Just Cause 2 is unavailable to me for now because it's stuck up it's own arse with DX10 (I'm running WinXP still). I only ever played the demo of Just Cause 1 and I hated it.

GTAIV is appealing to me for its physics system, Euphoria. It is the only game that fully utilises it at the moment which is a huge shame because so many games could benefit from it and enhance it. It makes online dicking around sessions all the more hilarious.

Fallout 3 is astounding if RPG's are your thing. I think too many people expect it to play like an FPS, which it really isn't. If it were then it would be STALKER (the less said about that tripe the better :P ).

New Vegas was slandered to high heaven by the console tard market and at the end of the day, I'm not surprised. It is not a console friendly game. It is a hell of a lot better than Fallout 3 mechanics wise. The factions system and weapon upgrades and hours of unmarked quests and locations make it so addictive.

As for consoles, adventure games such as Uncharted 2 are prefect. I think I'm nearly finished with it but it's been a blast so far. The camera work and effects mean that the missus can watch it like an action movie while I play. :D
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-08 06:04:33 UTC Post #288816
I tried to play Fallout New Vegas, but it was exactly like Fallout 3, so I just couldn't keep playing. It was so goddamn boring. It got a good three hours from me and it wasn't getting any better. The general bugginess, crashiness, and bad performance didn't help either.

I got more than enough of Fallout 3 while I was playing Fallout 3. I guess that means I don't need to play any Bethesda game ever again :)

As for Just Cause, I played the start of the first game and really didn't like it. The music was pretty good though.

My favourite sandbox game, and the only one I've really liked, is Infamous.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-13 23:18:54 UTC Post #289061
I'd like to try that one day.

Still on my same list of games. I tend not to game on work nights. Since it's Friday though...HELLO!
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-14 01:47:54 UTC Post #289063
I don't know if this can apply here, or if anyone cared to know for that matter, however, Diablo 3 seems to have released details on the new 'forging system' and information on a character class called 'demon hunter'.

On a related note, can anyone offer confirmation for me as to the release date of Diablo 3 being set at 2015 ?!?>? Because that really upset me. :(
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-14 02:04:57 UTC Post #289065
Those updates aren't really new, but they are cool.

And no, the release date is most certainly definitely not 2015.
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-14 02:26:02 UTC Post #289067
they blizzard still have to finish 2 campaigns of starcraft 2, dont expect d3 for another 20 years
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-14 02:56:50 UTC Post #289069
they blizzard still have to finish 2 campaigns of starcraft 2, dont expect d3 for another 20 years
They have separate teams you know. >_<
TheGrimReafer TheGrimReaferADMININATOR
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-14 03:29:35 UTC Post #289070
Yeah, they have several teams - and they're all busy swimming in their vault of WoW cash :P
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-14 08:47:07 UTC Post #289073
I'm replaying Fallout 3, now heavily modded with things such as Fellout, (which makes things that shouldn't be green less green) Enhanced Weather, (which adds rain and snow) And Arwen's Realism Tweaks (which has a ton of gameplay changes such as a slower timescale, knockouts, more knockdowns, and increased damage on almost every weapon. The few enclave soldiers that spawn before they arrive in the story, whether or not it was intentional, are now deadly at lower levels.) It's still Fallout 3, but it's so much more enjoyable than replaying vanilla again for the 23rd(ish) time.
Notewell NotewellCall 141.12
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-14 09:53:44 UTC Post #289074
I got sick of replaying it after the 2nd time >.>
Jessie JessieTrans Rights <3
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-14 09:59:48 UTC Post #289075
I've just finished FEAR 1 and 2 - pretty generic shooters, though the second is loads better than the first. Also finished God of War 1 on the PS3, moving on to the second. On the PC, I'm playing through Dead Space.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-16 18:51:02 UTC Post #289191
Minecraft and, just for the sake of nostalgy, I downloaded a GameBoy emulator and started playing Pokemon Red and Silver all over again.
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-16 19:17:02 UTC Post #289195
H.A.W.X, Day of Defeat: Source, Battlefield 2142, Moto Racer DS and Pok?mon Red on my DS.
Oskar Potatis Oskar PotatisIt's never too late to give up. Happily lazy
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-16 21:46:22 UTC Post #289218
Bad Company 2 (Online Multiplayer)

Went back to it this evening after getting pissed off with the Vietnam expansion. There is no skill to Vietnam at all. With the spotting system, all you have to do is aim for the blip on your HUD and your bound to get a kill since all the buildings are made of paper or some shit like that. Utterly pointless.

The original BC2 hasn't lost it's charm. At they keep adding new stuff to it. Played 3 new maps today and each one is a drastic improvement over the ones in the initial release.

Played with Archie on TeamSpeak, while both of us were drinking. If there is anything more funny to listen to than a pissed of Scotsman, it's a pissed of Scotsman, slightly under the influence, chasing an enemy tank down the street with nothing but a C4 charge in his hand. :lol:

I haven't brought myself to go back to Uncharted 2 yet. I'm fairly sure I'm near the end but the combat in the game is so flat that it can get sooo boring after a few minutes. The cinematic sections are fantastic though, and fortunately, there are more of them than there are combat sections.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-19 14:12:46 UTC Post #289330
...and your bound to get a kill since all the buildings are made of paper or some shit like that...
Reminds me of Counter-Strike 1.6. Bullets can go through anything <.<
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-19 16:35:47 UTC Post #289342
Hey boi.

Ripping on source.. perfectly fine and natural (hell, expected of you)

however, ripping on 1.6, now that's just uncalled for. (nor is it going to sit right. see, I had been tossing these around, seeing what sounded better, apparently, I went with the latter.) (I hate texting, on the ps3.. "/ )
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-23 12:22:59 UTC Post #289554
Oh New Vegas, why can't I resist your charms? After 95 hours of clocked Steam game time, after defeating you 3 times, why do I keep coming back?

Oh yeah, because I'm still finding new things that make me laugh out loud and present new challenges. The massive modding community also helps keep the game fresh. Other developers should learn from this. 95 hours I've played New Vegas, and it cost me ?25.
The latest Medal of Honor? Almost ?50 and has 4 hours of gameplay.

Oh, and every so often I take screenies in 1920 x 1080 for wallpapers. Full selection here.
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-23 22:16:44 UTC Post #289605
Couple of good old HL singleplayer mods i remember playing a couple months after i got HL. This is BEFORE i started mapping for it.

And i've also started playing Supreme Commander 2. Have'nt completed it yet.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-23 22:56:22 UTC Post #289607
Has anybody tried to mod Fallout 3? (or any other game in that engine, for that matter)

I find it interesting that there's no such thing as world brushes, as even the game world is formed by modular prefab models. While it allows to easily make large maps conforming to a standard set of measures independently of the mapper (and easily making custom content that's exactly like default content) I find it rather constrictive that you're stuck with making your world out of a predefined set of model blocks. It takes away all the flexibility that allows creative mappers to generate impressive architecture and details with generic building blocks - such as in HL. Plus having to make your whole map only looking at one (3D) view totally sucks. Hammer a 12 year old tool wins <3
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-24 04:29:32 UTC Post #289613
What I'm playing right now;

Online: Bad Company 2. Awesome game, especially on Oasis and Panama Canal.

Offline: Skate 3. <3
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-24 06:09:59 UTC Post #289616
Pretty much split up between Morrowind, Neverwinter Nights and Burnout Paradise.
Jessie JessieTrans Rights <3
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-24 08:42:58 UTC Post #289618
Stopped playing Double Agent because it's poo.

Playing Dead Space now and really enjoying it, despite some hilariously bad ragdoll effects.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-28 23:08:04 UTC Post #289746
Just clocked Grand Theft Auto 4 (meh), Red Faction (meh) and Call of Duty: United Offensive (ergh). Currently reinstalling Mass Effect (omg wut) and downloading Crysis (through Steam).
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-29 03:06:44 UTC Post #289747
Hell yeah, Mass Effect was awesome. I have an old save file I could make use of to start Mass Effect 2, but I wanted to play through 1 again cos it was so excellent.

I understand they got rid of overheating and added ammunition, which is sort of a weird decision. It could go either way in terms of gameplay benefit..
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-29 03:12:34 UTC Post #289748
It works well, Rotator. The overheating thing really annoyed me at times in the first game. And you're never really short of ammunition for your main weapons.

Playing Dead Space 2 now, it's like the first game on crack or something. Just nuts. They should fire their scriptwriter though, the dialogue mostly just consists of "fuck!" and "shit!" with a few words thrown in either side of it. :P
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-29 04:35:17 UTC Post #289749
Playing through Company of Heroes for the 50th time.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-29 07:38:14 UTC Post #289751
Half-Life 2, Bay-bey~! Gotta gets me them achievements. (Went from 12% to 83% in a single play through. I'll be getting the remainders today.)
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-29 08:27:32 UTC Post #289752
achievements are useless for mature players
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-29 09:05:07 UTC Post #289753
Not sure about achievements. I like them, but I reckon that when you're playing a game for the first time, they shouldn't pop up. Nothing takes you out of the story than some obnoxious pop-up reminding you that you're playing a game. Multiplayer wouldn't be as big an issue though.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-29 10:27:40 UTC Post #289754
I believe achievements is a mock-up of the "real life" version.
Striker StrikerI forgot to check the oil pressure
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-29 12:26:54 UTC Post #289756
Gunman Chronicles (Steam version)
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-29 15:50:37 UTC Post #289757
Been playing through San Andreas, just bought Magicka.
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-29 17:10:39 UTC Post #289758
Team TNT's "Evilution" with Potatis.
Suparsonik SuparsonikI'm going off the edge to meet my maker.
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-29 18:10:04 UTC Post #289759
Gunman Chronicles (Steam version)
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 9 years ago2011-01-30 08:28:57 UTC Post #289775
Just used my Monday Night Combat gift pass and finished Resident Evil 3 PC (after digging it up from my box labeled '06). MNC is great but newcomers will get pissed at the Assassins especially if there are more than one (!@##$@%@!@!@@$#$%# :furious: ).

Resident Evil 3 was literally a blast and I've yet to find a legit version of Resident Evil 1 & 2 for PC. Ah well, I've got Resident Evil 4 to play now (despite it being one of the most shitastic console ports to date).
Posted 9 years ago2011-02-03 18:55:50 UTC Post #290000
Clocked Crysis last night, onto Red Faction 2.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 9 years ago2011-02-03 19:16:27 UTC Post #290001
Ant's on a 'crappy game' marathon :P
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 9 years ago2011-02-03 20:13:18 UTC Post #290004
Sure am! To be honest, it's a lot of games that have some kind of pedigree behind them (i.e. highly-rated in their time) that I never got a chance to play. Since Steam seems to love offering stuff at ridiculous prices, I'm stocking up.

I'll either go for Crysis Warhead after Red Faction 2 or Bad Company 2. Still going through Mass Effect 1 in preparation for the sequel too, not to mention Gran Turismo 5.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 9 years ago2011-02-04 04:32:12 UTC Post #290018
Mass Effect is one of my favorite games of all time. I've completed it at least 8-9 times. My advice is to play it on hardcore or insanity, it's a lot more fun when people don't die instantly.

The sequel is even better :>
Posted 9 years ago2011-02-04 05:29:34 UTC Post #290019
So I've been told. Can't say I was overly impressed with Mass Effect 1.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 9 years ago2011-02-04 13:59:22 UTC Post #290030
I played the demo for mass effect 2.. and got stuck on some bridge with a black-guy that was adjacent to some other bridge with robot monsters. The infinite ammo re-spawn and the infinite shields.. I think I played the same room for maybe 1-2 hour/s before I decided never to play it again.
Posted 9 years ago2011-02-04 14:27:03 UTC Post #290033
Mass Effect 2 is disastrously good. It hurts my face with how good it is.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 9 years ago2011-02-04 14:43:59 UTC Post #290037
Back in the Minecraft boat.
Luke LukeLuke
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