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#1 Posted by m16mojo2 (328 posts) -

1. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - Breath taking visuals, interesting gameplay without overstaying its welcome.

2. Risen 3 - Extremely clunky game but, there's just something about exploring that world. It's kind of like Two Worlds 2 in that way (visual only - TW2 had way better gameplay)

3. Farcry 4 - Best character animation, and texturing I've seen in a long time in an FPS. Never played CoD, so I can't fairly compare the two.

#2 Posted by m16mojo2 (328 posts) -

This dumb argument, is dumb.

#3 Posted by m16mojo2 (328 posts) -

Grabbed an Insurgency Key. Thanks!

#4 Posted by m16mojo2 (328 posts) -

Game looks fantastic! My only two gripes with it (PC version) is that there's no rebindable mouse, the WASD system just seems out of place for a DA game. That, and sometimes the camera just freaks out so I can't keep track of the enemys.

Other than that, I can't wait to get deeper into the game, and dig into the multiplayer as well!

#5 Posted by m16mojo2 (328 posts) -

Hey all my fellow Portlanders, and Oregonians! I was just trying to brainstorm some kind of get together, or event that we could start up here in Portland. I'm aware of the PDX LAN event that happens every year but, I'm not sure how many actual GB people are there as well.

Forgive me if my thoughts seem to jump around randomly. I made the mistake of drinking a 6X coffee from Blackrock at 4pm, and I'm still a tad "buzzed".

I've been thinking a lot lately about possibly putting together some type of game jam. Preferably somehow tying it in with the "Keep Portland Weird" slogan.
I know next to nothing about game design however, I would love to watch and learn.

Would anyone be interested in helping putting something like that together? We could even just set up some dates to meet at a local bar, just to get to know everyone, and share our passion for games in general. Let me know. I would love to get to know our local GB community!

#6 Posted by m16mojo2 (328 posts) -

http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/extra-life/

#7 Posted by m16mojo2 (328 posts) -

@dezvous said:

@hippie_genocide: I'm a huge Battlefield fan but I don't get the Bad Company fervor, is it just for the generally more interesting single player stuff? The multiplayer has been phenomenal is basically all of them which is what I care about most. Glad to hear they're going to take their time with the next proper BF game. Looking forward to Final Stand for BF4.

I just started playing BC2 again, and I think it's just the shear environmental destruction that you can do. BF4 touted the "leveolution" crap but, all in all, it was window dressing for a single map event. Same thing every match.

In BC2, if you see a guy run into a building, you can most likely blow out an entire wall and expose him. I think it boils down to what you prefer. Set Piece or Sandbox.

#8 Edited by m16mojo2 (328 posts) -

That's an interesting take on it. I never really thought about it that way. I just thought about all the genres that have that, and it makes complete sense. Thanks!

#9 Edited by m16mojo2 (328 posts) -

I feel like the "Open World" genre needs to be defined a little more. Games like Sunset Overdrive, Prototype, Spiderman, etc. seem more like large open shooting gallery's. There's no real sense of density, or the playspace being actually lived in, or rather, nothing to really explore.

I feel like there's even a divide between games like GTA, and ARMA/DayZ. GTA, you can find little hidden events, explore the city. ARMA/DayZ is just one huge sandbox. You basically create your own game within the game.

I'm not really sure how you would separate, or create a sub-genre though. I guess exploration is the defining key though.

Am I alone in this thinking?

#10 Edited by m16mojo2 (328 posts) -

Hey guys! I've been having trouble connecting to the chat for several weeks now. I'm not sure if it's something on your end or mine. I've cleared out my cache in Chrome, logged out & back in, and still no joy. Same message as @cornbredx

Is there something I'm missing, or forgetting to do?

Thank you!