The only thing that really bothered me about this game was the 'find/activate 3 things' trope of "pure horror" games. This is my first one since Silent Hill Shattered Memories but I forgot how annoying it can be. Looks good though, and there were some great moments. (some of them were ruined by cheesy music/humming) It really made me want a new Condemned though. ;(
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I actually liked the N64 South Park. Granted my standards were much lower back then but I remember it having cool ideas and pretty unique weapons. I also enjoyed Chef's Luv Shack. So maby I just have poor taste.
Anyway, I think the game will live or die by it's humour so it's mostly up to Matt and Trey whether this does well or not. Gameplay wise it just looks like a Super Mario RPG game. Which is fine.
Honestly i'm a bit worried about the story parts they did decide to throw in as it could get annoying seing scripted sequences play out over and over. But imagine if Counter Strike, DOTA 2 & TF2 (actually that might be pretty awesome) decided that they needed a completly pointless single player campaign. It would be a complete waste of Valve's time and money. (not that they cant afford it)
EDIT: I just realised none of those games were full price, and some of them are even F2P. But personally I stopped playing TF2 when all that F2P garbage was included, it kind of ruined the game in my opinion. So if £50 is the price I have to pay to avoid tons of balance breaking weapons and stupid hats I think i'm fine with that.
RE-EDIT: Nevermind, I forgot about XB1's requirement to shove microtransactions into games that dont need it.
I thought this thread was going to be about which Lara looked better. I'm going to pretend that's what it's about. I like the new Lara. She looks less like she's pouting all the time. I hope they go further with making her look less weak in future iterations. It made sense in this game though.
Metro 1&2, LA: Noire, (there wasnt much but there still should have been less) The Arkham games (the combat was decent enough but they relied on it a bit too much, there should have been more to the games than simple combat and simple stealth) F.E.A.R. 2&3, and thats all I can think of right now. I actually didnt mind The Last Of Us having so much combat, they felt like puzzles not twitch fests, so it didnt feel that repetitive to me.
Everything about this appeals to me apart from the fact it's tied to LOTR when it really shouldnt be. Sure it blantantly rips off ideas from other games but so do most games that arent indie. Also i'm glad Monolith are making games I care about again.
No AI hasnt stagnated. AI in shooters? Maby. I think it's because most campaigns are so tightly scripted it doesnt seem like there's much point in making hostiles anything more than gun fodder. Hopefully Destiny can advance things a bit. But it's an MMOG that can supposedly run on last gen hardware so i'm not holding out much hope.
People act like the video game industry isn't a big enough place for everything to co-exist. We have think piece games like Journey and Gone Home and then you have your games that exploit violence or sexuality for the sake of it. You've got games in the middle of that even. Point is.... I don't and will never understand why people act like stuff like this is representative of the entire medium. Deuce Bigalow existing doesn't make Schindlers List any less of a powerful film just like Senran Kagura existing doesn't lessen what Gone Home does.
Its a goddamn big industry that caters to entirely different markets. Some people don't like smut others don't. I wish people would quit decrying things they don't like and instead try to fill the industry with things they can identify with and do appreciate and enjoy. You aren't going to stop people from making games like Senran because they sell and they will always sell. I just really don't see why all kinds of games can't exist without people being offended. Its a big industry there is room for a little bit of everything.
Yep. Also, people will never stop judging others for their tastes. Some journalists feel it's their job to sculpt the industry into their idea of the perfect medium. As the medium gets older these crusaders will still exist but these sensationalist articles wont generate as much attention because they'll be more diversity in games. And people wont feel like their idea for how the medium evolves is under attack.
As the only one who seems to have played KZM I can confirm the story is an afterthought. It does what it needs to and doesnt get in the way, which is more than I can say for Shadowfall. You dont need to have played KZ3 to enjoy Mercenary although the campaign is extremely short and I would recommend spacing it out with the multiplayer if you can, as the upgrades in the black market carry between the two.
If you're after character chemistry, set pieces and a decent storyline you might want to try The Last of Us if you havent already. Tomb Raider is a much better game mechanically. One of the problems I had with the latest Uncharted was that it felt like step back gameplay wise. (and I didnt much care for the new characters either) Enslaved is another good action adventure game. It's a bit clunky like most of Ninja Theory's games but the scenery, characters, etc. are all well done.