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#1 Posted by essaregee (573 posts) -

So, most of you that have been reading my post know that I don't dislike WKC, despite my review stating on how many technical issues there were, and the horrid battle system, but it's still a great game (more or less), you just have to play the game with lower standards :P 
In any case, here is a little video from way back from 2006 that showed 'in engine gameplay' of how awesome this game could have been. 
 
This makes me wonder, where did they go wrong? What stopped them from perusing the great ideas that they had planned, and instead make some horrid decisions that literally broke it.  

The game looked godly at the time...... QQ.
#2 Posted by essaregee (573 posts) -

Here is an article of Craigslist jobs, thought I'd share, somewhat funny. 
 

1. Easter Eggs


"I need someone to hide easter eggs in my apt when i am not there ! They are small and filled with candy! I would like to find them myself on sunday! I am willing to pay! Serious inquiries only!"


2. Cockroaches


I found four cockroaches in a box of Triscuit a few months back, I hate to have to get rid of them but I'm moving to a smaller place and won't really have the room for them any more. All four of them (Mingus, Dinky, Cleopatra, and Prickly Pete) are house trained and need nothing more than some rotting garbage and an occasional scratch behind the antennae. Rehoming fee of $15 each or $50 for all four, as I would like to see them all stay together.


3. Noodle Bath


"I will pay you $1 to sit in my bathtub full of noodles while you wear a one piece bathing suit. I will not be home, nor will anyone else while you do this. I will leave the key for you, and you will sit at your leisure. DO NOT bring any sauce. I will season the pasta after I return home prior to dinner."


4. Drunk Clown


"We need an Adult Drunk Clown who is good at getting drunk and stupid. No need to do any clown tricks, just hang out and drink a shit load. We will be hopping around to different bars and want a clown to tag a long and drink heavely. He doesn't even need to socialize with anyone, just drink."


5. Yam Lady


"I was in line at Safeway today and you were a few checkstands over screaming for someone to help you find candied yams. I don't even know what the hell they are, but I was definitely turned on. You: 50's, or 60's, crazy as shit and apparently really likes yams. You settled on fresh ones when you realized the store didn't carry them. I wanted to go pretend to look at onions and stare at you while you picked out a choice yam, but I was too busy. Maybe we can get together some time and candify them, I'll bring the sugar."


6. Delicious Pony


"My kid is having a birthday coming up soon, and there'll be a lot of children around, so I figured I'd better get a pony. If you do have a pony you could sell, please contact me, and then immediately start putting barbeque sauce in it's bedding or add some Lawry's to it's salt lick - I like to marinade it early and long, so that the flavor is at it's peak by the time I take possession."


7. Original Plato


"1st edition of The Republic signed by its author. There is of course a reasonable amount of wear and tear, (light highlighting and underlining, dog-eared pages, back cover missing, etc.), but it is in overall good condition considering its age."


8. Tree House


As summer is approaching that means the weather outside is getting nicer, which means I have an extra room for rent. Do you like the outdoors, wood paneling, porta-poties? Then I have the perfect room for you. I just cleaned and swept out the tree house in my backyard. It is level to the second story of my house on a very sturdy tree. It has a plastic door, solid roof, and a durable rope ladder. It also ahs a pully system so you can pull up items that you don't feel comfortable carrying on the rope ladder. THe tree house has a bedroom (comes furnished with a beanbag). As for the kitchen, you may want to eat out. You can use the separate entrance to my backyard where it is located. This DOES NOT mean you have free access to my backyard though. What you are renting is the room at this is it. It is okay to use the backyard but keep it mind that first and foremost, it is mine.

Please, applicants under 160lbs only please. It is a sturdy building but lets not take any chances.


9. Bathroom Rental


"I am a female in my mid 60's and I am looking for a room mate. Times are tight and I need some extra money. I am willing to rent out my bathroom in my 1 bedroom east village home. My bathroom is large. You can easily put a twin air mattress in there. I only ask that when I need to use the bathroom, you or your air mattress are not in it. I do ask that when you are in the apartment, you confine yourself to the bathroom. I do not feel comfortable with a stranger walking around my living room. This might change as I get to know you better."


10. Duck Mask


"Full head rubber mask, old, has discoloration on white feather part from age, storage. Hey I got it on my big head, so it works that way."

#3 Posted by essaregee (573 posts) -
@Xeiphyer: I know what you mean - to each his own.
What I am saying is that it's nothing new - it's all on the disc anyway, but I just hate the fact that we are paying for unlock codes.
#4 Edited by essaregee (573 posts) -
@tiwi: Yes, in the x360 version you are completely right, but I have played the Japanese version as well (then got the English version since my Japanese is not 100%, reading is difficult for me).
#5 Posted by essaregee (573 posts) -
@oldschool: The game is still fully enjoyable without the DLC, as long as you don't bother with the Georama thing. Not to mention the whole system is unrefined, needlessly complex, and boring, it is also a waste of time and money. 
I can only sanction DLC if it is truly DLC - for example Shivering Isles DLC for Oblivion, that was worth it. Basically the only DLC I buy is that that prolongs the game, and is truly DLC, not a unlock code.
#6 Posted by essaregee (573 posts) -
@JeevesPleez: Yea, that's PS3 content from NIS, and I thought they were a good company.
#7 Posted by essaregee (573 posts) -

I am eating a grapefruit, and I am confused as how travesty fits into the comment =/

#8 Posted by essaregee (573 posts) -

It's sad they spent so much effort on something this bad and didn't stop to think about it.   
Surely someone had to say "Hey, this game looks like crap, let's up the visuals"..... 

#9 Posted by essaregee (573 posts) -

okay, so I have nothing against paid DLC, but sometimes developers take it to far. 
 
I think I have become the official WKC news person in the GB community, so I will tell you why I am against this. 
 
The game includes something called "Georama", it is your personal town that allows you to build a town for your friends to visit (face it really, who plays WKC anyway). And recently (at lauch) they have new DLC out, this DLC provides new houses, deorative options, and job places that should have bloody been included with the game already. Furthermore they are unlock codes. What this enables you to do is make your town have the things that you need to get the good gear and make your city atleast semi-interesting. Now the worst news is that the DLC is expensive, like 3$ per a new house. 
All in all the things that come in the game and should have been free end up costing a total of over $150, that's more than double the game price! 
 
Seriously, what the f**ck, 
I don't disagree that developers have the right to sell their own IP, but this is robbery!  
And no, don't release an additional $20 pack that includes all the content. 
 
Also, I could understand if ti was reasonable, say $0.10 per item, but 2-3$ for things that should be included. 
To make things worse, they have a $5.00 makeover item that allows you to re-customize your avatar. 
 
Sure, no-one is forcing me to buy it (and I won't), but seriously, this is taking things a tad far, talk about horse armor all over again...

#10 Posted by essaregee (573 posts) -

If this game was a PSN download for no more that 10$, then maybe I would get it, or perhapps if it was for the PSP, maybe then it would sell. As it stands, it's the same as releasing a game like Elder Scrolls 2 for the PS3 with the same visuals and gameplay for the price of a full priced game.