el_tajij's forum posts

#1 Posted by el_tajij (705 posts) -

In front of the Whip you get in Hunstman copse I wrote:

'Weapon ahead and then visions of rear'

People seemed to be alright with that one.........kinky bastards...

#2 Posted by el_tajij (705 posts) -

Watching this trailer, even though I think it looks good, left me questioning the game. While it looks like it could be super fun and will *presumably* do enough to distinguish itself from Hotline Miami, I still feel like it couldn't be considered amazing because of the fact that it so blatantly copies what was a unique gameplay style from something else.

Basically, does a game borrowing a mechanic from another entity (especially a game where that mechanic is so vital to its core) ultimately lead the developers shooting themselves in the foot?

If the Giantbomb staff show support for a game like this. I'm seriously reconsidering my membership, especially when they've claimed they only have time for a certain number of games. The developer for Hotline Miami has never been anything but super graceful (updating the pirated versions of the game e.t.c) and this is just totally ripping off his game in a way which is not cool. It's so close to Hotline Miami in every way, it just feels wrong.

If this game does super well, then I don't see how this kind of cloning doesn't become a lucrative option for 99% of game developers and I wouldn't blame them.

People need to vote with their wallets and not support this shit. This is as bad as that 'Unearthed' Uncharted game.

#3 Posted by el_tajij (705 posts) -

@fluxwavez: it's funny you mention Yasuhiro. He's almost identical to a friend of mine who passed away (he looked just like him, had big fuzzy hair like him, was INCREDIBLY laid back, really interested in astrology and things like that) so he actually hit pretty close to home for me, almost like seeing my friend immortalised as a video game character! I definitely cared about some more than others but every character felt like they belonged in the story. Just really enjoyed everything about it, and WHAT a soundtrack!

#4 Edited by el_tajij (705 posts) -

Got round to finishing this lastnight. Wow! One of the best games I've played in a while. Great characters, the story kept me interested and the court scenes were really fun to play through. Definitely high on the list in GOTY for me.

I'm really impressed they made, essentially, 15 main characters that I cared about. Can't wait for the sequel.

#5 Posted by el_tajij (705 posts) -

The Japanese like sex more than you do. Maybe you shouldn't play 'JRPG's and stick with 'RPG's or you're setting yourself up to fail...

#6 Posted by el_tajij (705 posts) -

I thought the writing was fantastic and the characters were all incredibly likable - some of my favorite characters ever. The fact that your literally fighting for their lives in the missions made them even more precious.

I guess they had to keep a lot of the characters very straight because they were essentially game-anizing the nazi holocaust and if you give the wrong message then you could land yourself in a heap of trouble. I thought they approached it pretty respectfully though.

#7 Posted by el_tajij (705 posts) -

According to online sources I only have two bosses left and i've solo'd the entire game. The two times I've summoned NPCs I found it threw me off the boss patterns I had come to learn and ended up getting me killed!

#8 Posted by el_tajij (705 posts) -


#9 Posted by el_tajij (705 posts) -

@wemibelec90: This is a great write up, man. I've got a copy of Lightning Returns sitting about 1.5 feet from me but haven't got round to sitting down and firing it up. I think this has given me the push to change that!

#10 Posted by el_tajij (705 posts) -

@masterpine: @teaoverlord: @goreyfantod:

Thanks a lot for the advice guys. I actually bought a Kensington Trackball the other day as a replacement for day-to-day stuff on the PC and have stopped playing games for the time being and trying to do regular stretches. After a day or two it's already feeling better but I was still wondering if anyone had any specific gaming mouse recommendations in mind. I've heard of 1 or 2 professional LOL/DotA/Starcraft players using a trackball but I think i'd find it incredibly difficult to switch to a trackball for gaming.