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#1 Posted by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -

They should pull Arkane aside and be like "Hey wanna make another game ok here you go."

Though I dunno if Arkane would be great at handling a huge open world, both Dark Messiah and Dishonored have me believing they could pull off a serviceable TES game.

#2 Posted by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -

Let me flip this shit and ask a slightly altered question: Does Nintendo still care about us?

They claim to, obviously, and they seem to be embracing a return to the 'hardcore' (I hate that phrase) with the WiiU, but at the same time they're showing blatant signs of not really paying attention to anything anyone says or wants out of them. I mean, I get it, they're innovating and doing their own thing! And that's great, but there's a really thin line between being the rebel and doing your own thing, and sitting there with your fingers in your ears going LALALA WE CAN'T HEAR YOU, REST OF THE INDUSTRY'S STANDARDS AND DEMANDS.

Nintendo strikes me as doing the latter.

I'm sorry, I went way off topic with that little rant. I want to care about Nintendo. I really do. I love a lot of their franchises dearly. Not the rehashing they've taken to delivering, but the more interesting entries in those franchises. Super Mario 64, Windwaker, Metroid Prime, etc. The ones where they truly instilled a sense of innovation, not just HEY HERE'S MARIO BUT HE'S HD NOW. I want to care about Nintendo, but I'm having a really damn hard time doing it lately.

#3 Posted by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -

@Zella said:

While I think this season has been awesome, agreeing with Aegon's rankings, I find it has one really weird fault. There has been no real villain this season, yeah Sirko was a bad dude who only died a couple episodes ago but he didn't really seem evil or anything. The bull dude lasted only a couple episodes, Hannah could (and possibly can but I doubt it) have been a cool villain but they went a different route with her, the Phantom felt so shoe horned in it was ridiculous, and it looks like Estrada may be another enemy(even if there's only one episode left in the season).

I guess the departure from the standard Dexter formula isn't really a bad thing because it leaves room for all this extra drama stuff to happen. I think the writers just felt like they always needed a killer out there for Dexter to hunt, it's just strange having this cast of possible antagonist who all but Hannah and Sirko to a degree felt pointless.

Also I don't get Dexter leaving the chainsaw going in the storage container, it pretty much just screams at LaGuerta that he's the Bay Harbour Butcher. Dexter believing Hannah poisoned Deb was a little out of character too, you think he would have questioned how Hannah poisoned one of Deb's sealed water bottles without her knowing.

Still even with some shortcomings this season has been a return to form for the show, especially after the disappointing seasons 5 and 6.

I think the lack of a real villain is made up for slightly by the background menace that's been building of LaGuerta making the big discovery. Also, it's allowed for actual, honest to god character development rather than the sort of one step forward, two steps back mentality that's clouded seasons five and six. I've said it once and I'll say it again, this season could have easily followed season 4, save for the whole doomsday killer thing being the set up for Deb walking in on Dexter in mid uhh... climax. Lumen's only purpose in season five was a vehicle for Dexter to get over Rita with, but Hannah could have filled that spot easily, especially with the contrasts between her and Rita; Rita offering Dexter a 'normal' life, but Hannah offering him a life where he can truly be himself.

#4 Edited by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -

@Intro said:

So did Deb poison herself?

I think so. Like Hannah said, if she'd wanted to poison Deb, Deb would be dead. I believe it, too. Girl has kind of an immaculate record, when it comes to poisoning people. At this point, though, I'm far more interested in La Guerta pinning the tail on the Dexter donkey than the Hannah McKay issue. Though, if LaGuerta is smart, she'll question Hannah about Dexter. Dexter's relationship with Hannah wasn't exactly a well kept secret, and LaGuerta's been pretty good at putting even distantly related pieces together this season.

Also, I find it interesting how this season has managed to turn the real good guys into antagonists you really root against, moreso than any other season. By all accounts, Deb and LaGuerta are heroes here, both trying to bring down prolific murderers. Deb is going about it in some shady and stupid ways, mind you, but LaGuerta is on the up and up, just trying to clear her innocent dead partner's name.

#5 Posted by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -

Prince of Persia 2008. They very intentionally designed the enemy encounters to be memorable rather than just cutting through swaths of enemies as you progress through the game.

#6 Posted by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -

I want to kill everything.

#7 Posted by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -

I'll throw another one out there that I don't think I've seen anyone mention, but seems like an obvious choice: Metroid Prime. Consider the fact that MP1 came out in 2002 and is still, in my opinion, a wonderful game to look at. The atmospheric effects, art design, it was all worthy of a knocked-on-my-ass "Holy crap, video games can look this good". moment.

Also Windwaker. No, it's not the most graphically advanced thing ever-- far from it, but I had never seen anything like that art style in a video game before. Plus, when upscaled to HD (through *cough cough* means.), it holds up due to its accommodatingly simple style.

#8 Posted by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -

I remember Black being really good looking at the time, especially for a PS2 game. Looking back, it is still really good looking for a PS2 game.

#9 Posted by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -

@Sploder said:

I SET A BEAR ON FIRE AND IT CHARGED ME AND I WAS ON FIRE THEN EVERYTHING WAS FIRE

Back of the box quote for Far Cry 3. 10/10.

#10 Posted by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -

@Icemo said:

I did some research on this and looks like the CEO of EnGeniux is a bit shady person.

So the CEO of EnGeniux, the developer of Oton!, is Derrick Samuels according to his twitter page.

Here we have an interview with the founder of Envizions, Derrick Samuels.

Envizions is apparently developing a gaming console called EVO 2

According to wikipedia about EVO 2's release: "The sources state it was supposed to be released in fall 2011, but it has been seemingly delayed. Their website have since stated that the console will ship in 2012."

And if you go to Envizions website, you first see some insane spouting about pandora's box and needing 3 friends to open it.

I would not give this man any money if these two CEOs are the same person.

It's Dietrich, It's fucking Dietrich. He's back!