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#1 Edited by Kovie (254 posts) -

Meh.

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#2 Posted by Kovie (254 posts) -

Only 80's Kids Will Know Which Mega Man Boss to Fight First

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#4 Posted by Kovie (254 posts) -

@williamflattener: The video? It's in the first post; but I don't think it's going to demonstrate the game's features much beyond leisurely driving and fake ads.

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#5 Posted by Kovie (254 posts) -

I just happened to watch that Steam Friends tour through the game a few weeks ago, now I'm happy to get in on that road trip action. Game's currently still available, by the way.

If anyone wants to add me on Uplay, I'm under KovieGB and hopefully I'll be lazily playing for awhile. Or add your name here. It's actually kind of neat to see the open world populated.

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#6 Posted by Kovie (254 posts) -

The original Thief was more about the surfaces you were walking on and how much you were moving, mostly independent of your stance.

I don't have a good answer for what the catalyst was, but I imagine it serves as convenient shorthand. It makes more sense in a non-dedicated stealth game to have a button there to toggle between modes.

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#7 Posted by Kovie (254 posts) -

Not a lot of momentum for community Starbound anymore, huh? Still, I only recently started playing and it sure would be cool to see some other GB folk running around.

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#8 Edited by Kovie (254 posts) -

I feel that it's worth saying that if you can't get a handle on the esoteric gameplay of Metal Gear (which I would completely understand), or really any series, you don't need to try to convince yourself that you should like it because its reputation suggests so. It's kind of maddening to not see what you assume should be there, but at this rate I don't think you're going to suddenly turn a corner on anything - outside maybe the modernization aspect of the fifth game.

There's not exactly a lot of the Metal Gear narrative that I'm going to absolutely stand by, and I just don't think "playing for the story" in spite of everything else is likely to be all that rewarding.

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#9 Edited by Kovie (254 posts) -

I'll say with confidence that there is not. This is probably the closest you'll be able to get?

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I mean how can you not share this when given the chance?

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#10 Edited by Kovie (254 posts) -

I mean, as I understand it the aesthetic you're describing is derived from flat shaded polygons that aren't textured - and that's an early days of 3D thing. I think modern graphical techniques on top of that look better than anyone was really ready to give credit to. And also realize that we're not that far removed from "low-poly + bad textures" as a technical limitation, like a Peace Walker, so I think the impetus has probably been on moving away from anything like that for a long time, aside from some indie experiments.

But I bet some of the aesthetic's revival comes from Journey. It's not really the same thing, but it did get a lot of eyes on a sort of minimalism that shares some common features, but also it's not a super tightly categorized look anyway.