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#1 Posted by 2kings (127 posts) -

This was one of my favorite things you've written ever. Awesome article @patrickklepek!

#2 Posted by 2kings (127 posts) -

@xbob42 said:

I still don't get why you guys always play games on normal to "simulate" a "typical" experience.

1. Your audience isn't "typical" gamers. Stop trying to cater to people that aren't here.

2. Don't try to simulate my experience, have your own and tell me about it. If you thought Child of Light, for example, was super dumb easy, but never bothered to crank up the difficulty, then I think there's something wrong with you, not the game.

The normal setting on most games is designed for people who aren't very good at games. Quit trying to make some sort of absurd statement about that and just choose a proper difficulty if the game is too easy. There's little about gaming I find more annoying than someone complaining about something they can fix by toggling a single option.

And don't start in on that "Well raising some health values doesn't fix the problem!" guff, because for some games that's all it is -- the initial values are simply ludicrously low. If the difficulty option ALSO sucks, then tell us about it! You are actually being less useful to your readers by not exploring the difficulty levels!

You raise some very good points. I've often wondered about difficulty as it relates to experience. Sometimes I do want to know what the other tiers do or don't. Nice post, duder.

#3 Posted by 2kings (127 posts) -

This reminds me of Fatal Frame a little. That game was terrifying.

#4 Posted by 2kings (127 posts) -

@psychohead: Reading your post may have made my day a little better. Thank you.

#5 Edited by 2kings (127 posts) -

I really loved the game and this interview. This guy sounds incredibly passionate and I can't wait to see what they do next.

I got all my friends with PC's to buy this and they all loved it too.

#6 Posted by 2kings (127 posts) -

@2kings said:

Doesn't make sense. How many people are going to buy an Apple product for just this game? Does anyone buy ipads or iphones for just the games? Seems like a waste.

Small, constant reinstatements can be as powerful as a "system seller".

Someone may not go out and buy a new phone for it, but it could be one of the sparks that help make that person's decision next time they're upgrading.

I agree but this MUST have costed an enormous amount and it is just one game. Everyone I know bought their iphones to "keep up with the Jones's" so to speak. All the people who bought Android did so because they appreciate tech a little more deeply. Neither for the games.

#7 Posted by 2kings (127 posts) -

Doesn't make sense. How many people are going to buy an Apple product for just this game? Does anyone buy ipads or iphones for just the games? Seems like a waste.

#8 Posted by 2kings (127 posts) -

@besetment said:

My steam library is in the hundreds, and all of them are Windows games. Why would I "stream" them to a SteamOS machine when I can just play them on my Windows PC? It's already hooked up to a TV.

Maybe it is not meant for you, Mr. Center of the Universe.

He makes a good point and you're being kind of a dick. To replace your OS just to take advantage of this would make sense if it offered something more than streaming to another PC. Otherwise it seems redundant to say the least. With his PC hooked up to a TV, as is mine, SteamOS is being directly targeted at people like he and I. Who else would it be meant for?

#9 Posted by 2kings (127 posts) -

@scrawnto said:

Oh my god, this is the best news! Carmack is a perfectionist when it comes to tech. Listen to his keynote from last year's QuakeCon and you'll hear him talking about his efforts to eke the fastest response possible from sensors and displays. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't stand for any sub-par components in the Rift if he could help it, and he most certainly can help it in this position.

I watched that ENTIRE 3 and a half hour video and didn't even notice it was that long. So good. That guy likes to talk and it's ok with me.

#10 Posted by 2kings (127 posts) -

I've been playing it and if it doesn't sound good to you, I have bad news... it's fucking terrible.

The whole time I kept wanting to give it the benefit of the doubt, but as I got deeper in, the worse it got. You will be wishing the whole time that you had a buddy because the handy-men are STILL the fucking worst. You really need someone else to draw aggro in this thing. Having dudes just throw themselves at you whilst trying to avoid sniper fire is an act of futility. Right before I finally quit there were 2, I repeat, 2 handy-men attacking me as I spawned in the level. Within about .002 seconds I was dead. Giving handy-men brutal melee while also giving them ranged attacks was and still is a FUCKING NIGHTMARE. Try it if you must, but you have been warned.

If only it added multi-player...*sigh*