NoExtraLife's forum posts

#1 Edited by NoExtraLife (213 posts) -

Total War Rome 2 is the most recent, what a mess it was at launch and in alot of ways still is, I've bought alot of shitty games in recent times mind you colonial marines, duke nukem forever etc, I do admit I'm always just curious to see just how bad some games are myself, now i don't buy them at full price or anything but every time I see something like rogue warrior show up on steam for afew pounds its always tempting, just to experience it first hand.

When i was younger there was alot of garbage, armorines project swarm, those ps1 duke nukem games, land of the babes etc, daikatana, boiling point and so many more.

#2 Posted by NoExtraLife (213 posts) -

Conquest frontier wars, some of the most fun i had with an space based rts and no one seems to remember it :(

#3 Posted by NoExtraLife (213 posts) -

Seems like "disappointing" in this context means did not meet expectations. Well its not the games fault people can't walk into a game with an open and blank mind. Complaining about games not meeting the hype is a problem with personal management of expectations. For instance I recommend to most people not to watch trailers because they can't handle build up. I only watch quick looks/reviews for information, aka how long is the game(I don't like starting games that I won't be able to finish within the week due to time restrictions), what history it has with what genres, if there is innovation in it(most games do).

I would never play FF7 or Ocarina of Time for the first time today and call things disappointing. I would instead blame myself for having succumbed to the standards of current generations.

I don't think there's anything wrong with having expectations about a game, if its part of a series or franchise that your passionate about, the warning is not to buy into the hype with pre-orders and the like until you have some indication about the quality of the game, but you can still be disappointed about how it ended up, and you can certainly blame the game or more so the people behind it in certain circumstances sure if a persons complaint about the game is it didn't feature something they wanted and it never planned to in the first place, that's on them, but in the case of games like colonial marines, or resident evil 6 etc you can certainly call the developers out for releasing a bad product

#4 Edited by NoExtraLife (213 posts) -

Aliens Colonial Marines is the most recent, being a fan of the franchise when it was announced that gearbox had picked up development i must admit i was very hopeful, there track record was really solid at the time it was announced, the half life expansions, brothers in arms and borderlands etc, there where many times it looked like it had been cancelled before that infamous E3 demo but watching it you could see the potential, but man what we ended up with was shameful, not just the terrible game but the false marketing and stories of how its development was handled, more questions should have been asked about that whole mess.

#5 Posted by NoExtraLife (213 posts) -

Crazy stuff, I wonder if at any point either side of this mess has sat back and through to themselves I wonder if this could just be a simple case of a company hiring 2 people who just happened to be the best candidates for the jobs, regardless of there race, religion or gender, the reaction to some of the questions aimed at giant bomb has been disgusting and can't be defended but at the same time some of the people on the other side seem to have taken the opportunity to bring there own personal opinions to the table almost as a smoke screen, like anyone its disappointing not to get a job, especially if its a job you feel very passionately about but sometimes your simply just not the best applicant, its not because your a women etc but because someone else was just a better fit for the role.

#6 Posted by NoExtraLife (213 posts) -

@cabbages: That's a shame, I'm Northern Irish and I've had very little problems with it picking up my accent, it seems to work most of the time when its just me in the room talking to it.

#7 Posted by NoExtraLife (213 posts) -

Really jamming a match into your ear didn't solve your problem, you should try a knife, just ram it on in there as hard as you can, that'll fix you up right and good.

#8 Posted by NoExtraLife (213 posts) -

Lift it out of the bowl with a toothbrush, wrap it in toilet paper and throw it out the bathroom window.

#9 Posted by NoExtraLife (213 posts) -

Checking most retailers it seems they are all out of stock as well, only one that isn't is play.com as they are taking pre-orders for a 27/01/2012 release.

#10 Posted by NoExtraLife (213 posts) -

I had a similar problem (all be it without the error message) when I first tried to launch the game, in that the second after pressing play on the launcher then game would crash to desktop during the initial loading screen, the fixlauncher did work for me however, but only after I downloaded the client from the swtor site and ran it over my retail installation (not sure if you've done this), I did notice before I took that step that the launcher that installed from the DVD was missing options such as repair and enter test server etc.