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

Posted 8 years ago2011-10-11 15:56:29 UTC Post #299901
Saw that Metro 2033 was on sale for five bucks so I decided to give it a go. I've not gotten very far, but there were some pretty harrowing moments so far already. It's really too bad that they continuously kill the immersion, I wish they had gone the Half-life/Amnesia route and not taken any jumps in the story because otherwise the world feels very authentic and deep. Also the depth of field is sickeningly low, and the game seems to reset it's configuration files every time you launch it. Shame, shame!
Posted 8 years ago2011-10-11 16:35:10 UTC Post #299903
I actually bought Metro 2033 about a year ago and never even installed it. I probably won't be able to get round to playing it unless I buy a new hard drive to free up some space. As of this moment I've only got about 3GB.
TJB TJBaka Alabastor_Twob
Posted 8 years ago2011-10-29 16:22:22 UTC Post #300340
I was really impressed by a lot of Metro 2033. Got it on the sale as well.

Visually it's very, very nice at times but I totally agree about the immersion-breaking loading screens and "time passes..." copout.
Combat leaves quite a lot to be desired as well, but the atmosphere of the world is palpable.

In other news: F1 2011 is the best motor racing game I've ever played. Period. And I've played a lot of racing games.
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 years ago2011-12-20 12:29:10 UTC Post #301823
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North America attempted to take on the rest of the world. Unfortunately this resulted in the complete annihilation of the continent.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 8 years ago2011-12-21 11:30:10 UTC Post #301856
What game is this?
Suparsonik SuparsonikHot meat, metallic blood.
Posted 8 years ago2011-12-21 11:52:46 UTC Post #301857
Looks like Defcon.
Saw that Metro 2033 was on sale for five bucks so I decided to give it a go. I've not gotten very far, but there were some pretty harrowing moments so far already. It's really too bad that they continuously kill the immersion, I wish they had gone the Half-life/Amnesia route and not taken any jumps in the story because otherwise the world feels very authentic and deep. Also the depth of field is sickeningly low, and the game seems to reset it's configuration files every time you launch it. Shame, shame!
I was really impressed by a lot of Metro 2033. Got it on the sale as well.

Visually it's very, very nice at times but I totally agree about the immersion-breaking loading screens and "time passes..." copout.
Combat leaves quite a lot to be desired as well, but the atmosphere of the world is palpable.
Loved Metro 2033. I thought the combat was suitably rugged and challenging. It really feels like all your (and the enemies) weapons are just barely held together, making for a brutal, tooth and nail sort of affair. Those library creatures too... oh my god. Can't wait for the sequel.

Most recent game I've played is STALKER. I can't believe I got this game so wrong the first time I played it. The gunplay probably turns most people away, but once you start building up a decent arsenal, and gather some artifacts, you're treated to one of the most deep, dangerous and atmospheric RPGs ever. Very unlike typical western RPG games, and sadly buggy as hell. Some mods help, but it still needed a more complete build. Quite sad that GSC Game World has shut it's doors.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 8 years ago2011-12-21 13:33:26 UTC Post #301861
It really feels like all your (and the enemies) weapons are just barely held together, making for a brutal, tooth and nail sort of affair.
So true! By the end of it, I was completely out of ammo, only had like 2 throwing knives remaining, as well as 2 filters. They've gotten the supply balance so right in that game - it's unbelievable.

Can't wait for Last Light either. Oh, and throwing knives are your friend when it comes to the library mutants. Same applies to demons, actually. I think it took three throws to finish off the TV Tower demon in the end, thank fuck for that. Was completely out of ammo. D:

Can't wait for Last Light.

Also, can't believe they're shutting CSG down. The STALKER franchise had a cult following in eastern Europe, spawning a TV series, conventions, etc. And the games were brilliant, too. Such a shame it all came down to a console publishing deal going nowhere. :<
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 8 years ago2011-12-21 13:54:42 UTC Post #301862
I was so short on ammo in one segment that I had to resort to throwing knives against some of those little mole rat lurkers that hide in burrows. Got slaughtered a few times, but damn it felt good once I nailed them all. I think they were my favourite weapon during the stealthier segments.

I hope Game World find a way to continue the STALKER IP, but I'm lucky I still have the last two games to get through. I also got a quick shop in at GSC's online store before they run out of stock. Looking forward to my STALKER patches. :>
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Posted 8 years ago2011-12-21 14:03:24 UTC Post #301863
I picked up Anomaly on steam the other day real cheap and wow. I don't usually play RTS-type games but this one is really good. It's kind of a reverse tower-defence game where you build your convoy and direct them along the roads through various areas, taking out the alien towers.

You control your commander, running around picking up suit equipment that you can use to bolster your convoy or hinder the enemy. It plays really well and it looks great. Been a while since I've gotten into a game like this.
Posted 8 years ago2011-12-21 20:42:37 UTC Post #301864
When it comes to RTS - Red Alert 2 Yuris Revenge is the shit.
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 8 years ago2011-12-21 21:58:30 UTC Post #301865
I didn't get to play Yuri's revenge but RA2 is easily my favorite RTS.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 8 years ago2011-12-21 22:58:12 UTC Post #301867
Yuris Revenge is my favorite RTS of all time. If only there were good mods for it. I await Red Alert 3 RA2 mod. I hope its gonna be awesome.
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 00:07:00 UTC Post #303421
I just finished Dear Esther. Totally blown away by the narrative, the visuals and the sound design. I almost cried at the underwater bit (to avoid spoilers). If you've played it, you'll know where I mean.

Holy fucking emotional journey, batman.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 00:43:35 UTC Post #303423
That's some hot shit right there! :o :zomg: :o
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 02:27:34 UTC Post #303424
And it's the Source engine :|
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 03:45:49 UTC Post #303426
According to wiki the remake was done by a former DICE employee. Dear Valve: steal some DICE employees.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 04:12:40 UTC Post #303428
Man if Valve put that much detail into every map, Episode 3 will never get released!

...Wait, maybe that's why we haven't seen anything about Ep3 yet!
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 04:32:15 UTC Post #303430
Episode 3 will never get released!
Pff that's a ridiculous statement.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 04:35:26 UTC Post #303431
ive been playing Final Doom! rock and roll man!
and Sim City 4.
a little bit of Deus Ex 1 too..
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 05:42:22 UTC Post #303432
Replaying through the original Half-Life again.

Still good fun after all these years.
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 06:02:58 UTC Post #303433
Thanks to Archie, I just purchased Dear Esther. Downloading right now.

It looks like a very intriguing game experience.
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 06:18:09 UTC Post #303434
Replaying through the original Half-Life
lol no levelling system what a gay game
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 06:37:33 UTC Post #303435
Dear Esther. . .
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What a stunning game.
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 11:19:02 UTC Post #303438
Did the new "Dear Esther" come out?
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 17:41:47 UTC Post #303440
I'm gonna say no.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 18:10:53 UTC Post #303442
Just opened Steam. So it's no longer free... what a shame. It looks so beautiful.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 18:13:21 UTC Post #303443
So why is it a shame that the devs get money for their incredible work?

I think it's great. The game paid for itself in under 6 hours of going live.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 20:09:11 UTC Post #303450
I am glad that I can pay the developer for their effort.

The level design is top-notch--Source mapping at its best.
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 22:37:49 UTC Post #303454
So why is it a shame that the devs get money for their incredible work?

I think it's great. The game paid for itself in under 6 hours of going live.
Have I stated that? It's a shame I can't afford it! (ok, I can afford it if I want, but there are other priorities right now)
I am amazed by the sheer beauty of the level design and atmosphere.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 22:54:40 UTC Post #303456
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-16 22:58:20 UTC Post #303457
That was pure awesomeness.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 01:20:07 UTC Post #303471
Got a free trial of Killing Floor courtesy of Joebama. I'm extremely grateful for it too. Means I could try it without paying for it.

Gonna be honest, it's a pretty awful game.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 01:26:03 UTC Post #303472
Been Playing Orcs Must Die! for a while now, and for how simple the game is i don't understand why it has such high replayability for me. "Nightmare mode" is very challenging, and any other game i would have quit by now out of frustration, but something about this game makes you keep coming back.

Anyone else play this and/or Dungeon Defenders?
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 01:45:49 UTC Post #303477
Yeah, I got pretty addicted to Orcs Must Die! for a week or so. Haven't played it since I finished the story, though.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 01:53:45 UTC Post #303478
did you finish nightmare too all in a week?
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 01:55:02 UTC Post #303479
Doubtful. Can't remember, though. I certainly played it for like 4 hours per day.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 05:21:22 UTC Post #303499
Blaster Master: Overdrive
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-17 11:07:57 UTC Post #303507
Played through Metro 2033 for the first time the other day, absolutely loved it, can't wait for the sequel.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 06:50:33 UTC Post #303530
I just finished playing Dear Esther.

I have played nothing like it before. In fact, I cannot even imagine myself conceiving such a game until I played it.

It's stunning, poetic, and melancholic. It sits on the heart like an abandoned heirloom, precious, hopeless.

I don't know whether I can call it gaming, but it's an experience I cannot forget.
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 07:05:18 UTC Post #303531
Man these mini-reviews of Dear Esther make me want to play it :P

Too bad though, because my game for this month is Final Fantasy XIII-2. Just started it today. On the handheld side of things, I got Resident Evil: Revelations on the 3DS, planning to start it next week sometime.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 07:24:59 UTC Post #303532
K7-Avenger from the gamebanana treasure-hunter contest won 1st place with his amazing cave system, inspired from Dear Esther and One-eyed willy's cave from the goonies.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-18 10:54:20 UTC Post #303533
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Posted 7 years ago2012-02-20 13:15:23 UTC Post #303582
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Well, to be honest... I think it's been a while.
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Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-21 12:22:35 UTC Post #303604
now im on Doom 3 bro!

I tryed it with the lights off tonight. crap sandwiches!
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-23 19:35:57 UTC Post #303652
I realised the other day that I had never finished Blue Shift, so I did a full playthrough today. It's quite short, but I enjoyed it. A lot of the scripting and brushwork was impressive compared with HL and OpFor.
TJB TJBaka Alabastor_Twob
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-23 21:26:36 UTC Post #303661
I was playing Dear Esther for the third time through last night, and I noticed that the stars actually twinkle in the skybox. I am quite impressed by the attention to detail.

This is one of his development diary entries for Dear Esther: http://youtu.be/cI9cVDVGBL8
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-26 01:12:20 UTC Post #303738
More Dirt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNxrQTWr-eY&context=C302db0eADOEgsToPDskKd9XPYVD57JmXYpOehRvY6

Codemasters makes fun games. I'm bummed the next game isn't rally focused. Can anyone here recommend a good rally series?
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-26 02:04:18 UTC Post #303741
Spent the evening playing Serious Sam: BFE co-op

Good times.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-26 06:08:15 UTC Post #303751
Is that game any good, Daub? I'm a bit of a Serious Sam fan, wondering whether 3 lives up to the originals.
Jessie JessieTrans Rights <3
Posted 7 years ago2012-02-26 07:20:11 UTC Post #303752
I've enjoyed it so far, but what makes it a fun experience for me is getting a chance to play an oldschool mindless pure run & gun type of shooter for a change. Brought up a fair deal of Quake/Doom nostalgia.

I couldn't tell if it's a good remake or not though. I've only played the first one briefly ages ago.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
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