Korolev's forum posts

#1 Posted by Korolev (1707 posts) -

Yeah, heard about those floods in the UK. Sorry about your offices. I surely hope that they've backed their stuff up. No Man's Sky looked good. Hopefully even if they've lost everything they can put it back together and maybe get some angel investor to further the game.

#2 Posted by Korolev (1707 posts) -

You interact with it to further the story and explore the environment. Is it a game? Hm...... depends on what you think a "game" is. Certainly Gone Home has no challenge whatsoever. No obstacle to overcome. No puzzles to solve. No enemies to defeat. There is very little fun to be had in interacting with the environment in Gone Home itself - the interactions are to further the story which is quite poignant and interesting.

Interactive Experience is a better term for it, and one that is just as good as "game". Calling it an interactive experience does not diminish its power or its worth. We've gone from "Don't call it a game" to emphasize its worth to "It HAS to be called a game" in order to emphasize its worth - what a strange development!

Something doesn't have to be a game for it to be extremely worth your time. "To the Moon" is my favorite piece of media, ever. I like it more than Catch-22 the novel, I like it more than any film I've ever seen - it's my favorite story. And I don't think it's a game at all. Yes, you interact with it a little. There are a few "action" pieces which you can't lose and a few absurdly simple puzzles put in there, I think, to justify calling it a game, but it didn't need any of those things to be absolutely special. It's an interactive Experience or an Interactive Story - not a game, really. That doesn't mean it is less moving than "The Last of Us" or any game or film or book.

Whether or not its a game SIMPLY DOESN'T MATTER, if you really think about it. And to anyone who wouldn't play "To the Moon" or "Gone Home" because they don't think it's a "game" - well, sorry. You're missing out.

#3 Posted by Korolev (1707 posts) -

I used to like Jon Stewart - back when he was drier, more sarcastic and less "funny-faces" and "meme-jokes". I think Colbert has surpassed him in every way. He needs to go back to how he was during the '05-'06 period when he was at his height.

#4 Edited by Korolev (1707 posts) -

Oh it's a pretty good game - just happens to be unstable at the moment. I wish they'd fix it.

I have it for the PC and it looks amazing, but I have difficulty playing it because PC players treat that game seriously. Very, very seriously. There are people who memorize the maps completely, know exactly what locations to snipe from, there are people who have virtually memorized all the spawn locations and work in very co-operative teams and if you're just a relatively casual player who doesn't spend 10 hours a day playing it, you are going to have a very unpleasant time. I'm thinking of doing what Jeff does and getting it for the consoles simply because snipers aren't as good on the consoles since they don't have a mouse. It's very, very hard to play on the PC - the competitiveness of Battlefield players is just too high for me.

#5 Posted by Korolev (1707 posts) -

I wish this film wasn't being made - that way, Duncan Jones could spend his time making films that actually are interesting. He's a good director, actually he's a great director, but I think he is wasting his time on this film.

#6 Posted by Korolev (1707 posts) -

Probably a prequel. Something to do with the Krogan Rebellion or the Geth Rebellion. I don't think they'd do a sequel just yet.

#7 Posted by Korolev (1707 posts) -

I learned that I'm not going to buy either until they have enough exclusive games to justify the purchase of either of them. I am also somewhat disappointed.

#8 Posted by Korolev (1707 posts) -

This isn't new and it isn't due to video games. In Australia, we call it "King Hitting" (I don't know why we gave it that name) - it's essentially just a very hard punch thrown at a person's head. Very often the people who do it are drunk, but sometimes people just do it because they're violent, aggressive and bored. And it is quite dangerous - more than a few people have died due to "king hitting" - often not due to the punch itself, but due to the trauma sustained when the head hits the pavement.

It's not as common as the news makes it out to be, either in America or Australia. Let me ask you something - do you see a rash of people getting hit on the head at random? Do you see such things on the street in person? Do you know, personally, anyone who has been assaulted in this way? Chances are you do not know anyone who has been hurt in this way and you've never seen it, and statistically, you are very unlikely to be a victim of this sort of behaviour.

#9 Posted by Korolev (1707 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption by a small margin - a very small margin. I like to think that story in games is becoming more and more important, and while Dark Souls has the more challenging gameplay by far (RDR's gunplay was essentially tap the aim button, tap the fire button, tap the aim button, tap the fire button and the rest of it wasn't difficult in the slightest), Dark Souls did not have a story that pulled me in or made me care. I wanted to get through Dark Souls because it was a challenge and it was interesting to play, but I honestly can't say that I gave two-shits about ANY of the characters in the game, ever. I actually did care about RDR's characters, to some extent.

#10 Posted by Korolev (1707 posts) -

ME2 was fricken' mind-blowing in 2010. It's still a great game today.