Rowr's forum posts

#1 Posted by Rowr (5630 posts) -

Whoever the fuck decided that loot driven games need to have repetitive mission design with a complete lack of story can go to hell.

Everyone has kind of just accepted it's got to be that way, whether it's the multiple failed MMO attempts that just cloned WoW in this regard. Or something like destiny which could have easily kept all it's loot/grind mechanics intact and ALSO provide some compelling mission design and story. They fucking did it with the Halo series, it's not as if they aren't capable.

I am completely perplexed, it's almost like they have done it deliberately, it's as if they say "o hey this is a loot driven game, so we don't need to make any other components compelling." What a terrible waste of an opportunity to make something with the best of all worlds.

Have they done some sort of personality testing to say that people who like one aspect ignore another? Because that's certainly not the case for me.

I still hold out that one day someone can merge the way these genres work without compromising so hard on either, there is no magical reason it's not possible.

#2 Posted by Rowr (5630 posts) -

@heyguys said:

@rowr said:

12 year olds hating on old classics is my new least favourite part of video game forums.

I assure you I am much older than 12. Don't worry I was playing games before the original MGS came out.

Sorry I just assumed, I would of thought if you had played it at the time it came out it would be glaringly obvious how far ahead this game was in many ways than anything else at the time. This feels like a troll thread.

I'm not heavily invested in the MGS series, in fact I barely got a few hours into the second game and never played any since. Also I fucking hate Anime.

I've played games of all genres on almost all platforms.

Yet i'll always regard this game as one of the best I ever played.

Judging this game through modern eyes is hardly going to give it a fair shake, you won't find anything else of it's age that holds up any better in a genre that has continued to be developed on.

#3 Posted by Rowr (5630 posts) -

Divinity is probably my pick for the year.

I've had some fun with lichdom battlemage, it does have some progression issues though.

Otherwise same as everyone else, revisiting Diablo 3.

Seems like more than ever the steam store is flush with small releases and less than ever is there anything compelling.

It's definitely been a good time for back logs.

Was broken age this year? I enjoyed that also.

#4 Posted by Rowr (5630 posts) -

12 year olds hating on old classics is my new least favourite part of video game forums.

#5 Posted by Rowr (5630 posts) -

@beachthunder: Wait. Why does CBSi need GameRankings AND Metacritic? Then again they have this site and Gamespot. And Game FAQs. So many gaming sites.

That eventual day when things get tough in the gaming website scene, or some new big wig is hired and it's time to consolidate is going to be pretty interesting.

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#7 Posted by Rowr (5630 posts) -

So who else is just biding their time waiting for some proper full reviews of the whole thing before they decide whether to pick up Destiny? I keep searching for full reviews and all I can find is "first impressions", "review in progress", "Is Destiny any good?" articles and none seem to be conclusive yet.

Come on people, pull an all-nighter and help out the folks like me who want someone to tell them whether they should drop £50 on this shizzle! :)

Bungie said some jazz asking reviewers to hold off on hasty reviews and to play it through, so it seems like that is what most reviewers are doing. It's a little ridiculous though that still no reviews have dropped from the major sites. There is a lot of "review in progress" stuff going on but it doesn't seem entirely helpful at this stage, which at least indicates the game isn't an immediate must buy.

Just hold of a bit longer, surely reviews will drop soon.

There are countless hours of video and people streaming at all times, more than enough for you to make your own decision rather than have someone else tell you their opinions accompanied by a number between 1 and 10. You know what you'd like much better than any reviewer, watch the game in action for a couple of hours and make your own decision.

I wish people would fuck off with this shit.

Not everyone has the time or desire to watch people stream it and even if they did, it can't give a full picture on the intricacies of how it feels or how things fit together on the whole. I'm sure it sounds good to you when you phrase it like everyone who needs a review is a sheep, but some people want a definitive run down and explanation of a game from someone they trust and identify with before they purchase.

#8 Posted by Rowr (5630 posts) -

Haha I knew it was going to be some shitty awkward credits song.

#9 Edited by Rowr (5630 posts) -

Everyone's still dodging techies games yo.

#10 Posted by Rowr (5630 posts) -

@stepside said:

I've been playing it like mad and I've come across no issues. It's fucking awesome.

If you liked Supreme Commander (1&2), buy this now.

I'm getting crashes and bugs every goddamn time I boot it up to the point I've straight given up.

:( I want to play it.