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#1 Posted by hermes (2227 posts) -

I don't mind being corrected as long as they are not being asses about it.

It is because English is not my first language so, on one hand I appreciate the chance to learn something new, on the other... hey, English is not my fist language, what is your excuse?

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#2 Posted by hermes (2227 posts) -

Grand Prix Circuit on a black and white Spectrum

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#3 Edited by hermes (2227 posts) -

Far Cry 4

Fat guy stomp over a lot of reptiles to save a Princess

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#4 Posted by hermes (2227 posts) -

Outside of parents, grandparents and sister, I could as well be strangers with the rest of my family. I have cousins and nephews that I could recognize if I see them down the street...

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#5 Edited by hermes (2227 posts) -

I bought the PS3 because of God of War 3 and Final Fantasy XIII. One disappointed me, and the other one eventually went multi platform. This generation, I was thinking about buying a PS4 because of Arkham Knight...

My point is, you should wait for games to be actually be released before going that route.

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#6 Posted by hermes (2227 posts) -

They didn't really increased the staff size.

GOTY deliberations might give you that impression because they put all hands on deck, joining east and west in a single office and including Jason, Matt and Drew in some of the discussions, when they are not often in front of the cameras. Also, this year deliberations felt differently because they intentionally structured it differently, going for a less petty way to decide the list... (which I approve)

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#7 Posted by hermes (2227 posts) -

I think Wang and Duke Nukem should speak in one liners (one innuendos, while the other one movie quotes) constantly, while the rest facepalms at their "too hard" attempts to sound cool...

Also, it needs more Gordon Freeman, which could easily be the straight man of the team.

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#8 Edited by hermes (2227 posts) -

@sagalla said:

@hermes said:

Yes. Although, of course, it is a subjective opinion. The action and map design in the campaign is really good, no doubt about it, but the breaking point, for me, is about characters. I couldn't get behind the idea that the story and characters in DOOM (including DOOM Guy) are something memorable or even fleshed out. If anything, I think the attractive part of the characters is that they are exaggerated and barely defined: evil old lady is mustache twirling evil, corporate representative hologram just spur nonsensical PR representative speech, and DOOM Guy actively challenges any attempt of the game to deepen his character.

For example, 2014's Wolfenstein has a better campaign than 2016's DOOM, the setting is better defined and the characters are miles better than in DOOM. Bioshock too, if we rule out everything after you turning into a Big Daddy.

I agree about the characters, the story is 'barely there', and it would of been nice if the logs you found played audio instead of diving into menu text. Now you've got me wondering about Portal 2. Would you call that a fps campaign? That was better too :)

Well, if we include games that just happened to be on a first person perspective, it would open the door to games like Gone Home, Firewatch, Fallout 3, Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Talos Principle and Portal 2, which would only enlarge the list of last decade campaigns that I consider better than DOOM 2016.

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#9 Edited by hermes (2227 posts) -

Yes. Although, of course, it is a subjective opinion. The action and map design in the campaign are really good, no doubt about it, but the breaking point, for me, is about characters. I couldn't get behind the idea that the story and characters in DOOM (including DOOM Guy) are something memorable or even fleshed out. If anything, I think the attractive part of the characters is that they are exaggerated and barely defined: evil old lady is mustache twirling evil, corporate representative hologram guy just spur nonsensical PR representative speech, and DOOM Guy actively challenges any attempt of the game to deepen his character.

For example, 2014's Wolfenstein has a better campaign than 2016's DOOM, the setting is better defined and the characters are miles better than in DOOM. Bioshock too, if we rule out everything after you turning into a Big Daddy.

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#10 Edited by hermes (2227 posts) -

No... stay away from it.

The game is multiplayer only, and its community was dead in the water a couple months after release. I tried to play in February, but couldn't get more than a couple matches at the time and only in a handful of modes.

The game is also region locked and there is no way to change the region, so my experience can be different than yours, but I would not recommend it even if the online wasn't a wasteland.