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#1 Edited by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

Who else will save us from the whale monetization F2P nightmare? (Edit: damn this PNG thumbnail nightmare)

I apologise for dragging this into a twisted direction. This thread was a lot of fun until now.

Here is who I was aiming for if you hadn't guessed:

#2 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

I agree on most points and especially the combat. If I had to choose between "animation priority" like in Souls games or "enemy lock on priority" in Batman I would go with Souls all the time. I feel Sleeping Dogs has a much less frustrating but similar combat system that lets you dodge multiple enemies easier and you can get some distance to the group of attackers midfight if necessary.

I guess it all comes down to the way movement controls in third person games. It's almost impossible to do (circle) strafing in games powered by Unreal Engine or RAGE (e.g. GTA) because the character always turns before moving so you end up hiding behind cover in every combat situation. I could never get the sideways roll perfect in GTA 5 and the pause penalty was too much. Games that get third person movement right in my tastes are the previously mentioned Souls and Sleeping Dogs but for guns also Alan Wake.

It didn't help that I'm turned off by the tacky male/female exagerration of features. I know it's based on comics but can we please open our imagination a little and maybe have female grunts or less burly male grunts?
The scarecrow set pieces could have helped break the monotony of level traversal but in stead it devolved into simple platforming with timed jumps etc.

I still like the game like I like McD's cheeseburgers. It's fine comfort food once in a while but it doesn't hook me for continued periods of time and I have yet to finish City.

#3 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

Obama would buy up all the american game publishers so all the blue collar video game developer employed there wouldn't lose their jobs. It's the only way we all can avoid F2P phone games taking over the world, right?

I'm just kidding. It would dramatically increase crime and drug rates across western civilization until everything descended into anarchy or fascism.

#4 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

Wait a second. You're saying you adore Bioshock but haven't seen/enjoyed at least one of these movies?

  • Star Wars
  • Indiana Jones
  • Back To The Future
  • Alien
  • Terminator
  • Matrix

Bioshock uses the same concept of a dystopian scenario where 'the chosen one' is required to rescue civilization that is a key part of most of those films. Maybe you would need to see these as a child to suspend your disbelief for the 'bad' acting.

If the political trends in Bioshock is what attracts you, you could watch Dr. Strangelove or abstract movies like Metropolis (haven't seen this).

If that isn't your thing then my last ditch suggestion is Lars Von Trier's early stuff that is deliberately the opposite of Hollywood.

#5 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

The CG looks a little flat but otherwise it looks like a decent horror flick.

I still feel like I've just seen all the best parts of the movie.

I wonder if a Pterosaur of that small size could lift a human.

#6 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -
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I don't know if it's just a bad game and I suck at games but I couldn't get past the first couple levels in this game at 8 years old.

#7 Edited by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

I spent most of my free time in high school playing SWG and losing myself in the universe but growing older I find Star Trek has more colorful plots even though their aliens are silly charicatures in comparison. TOS even had an episode where some people could channel "The Force".

I've lost a lot of respect to George Lucas reading how he took all the credit for the first trilogy when it was his wife who made the movies emotionally engaging in the editing. I'm not quite sure if J.J. Abrams can deliver something more than a CGI extravaganza.

Star Wars has so much potential for dark themes and 'gritty' cityscapes. Imagine if Oliver Stone or Tarantino would make something like Natural Born Killers in the Star Wars universe based on Tales of the Bounty Hunters. It could probably only happen if someone Kickstarted it :(

#8 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

It's a SEGA singleplayer game...

They need to pull in new customers by price because I'm guessing they aren't getting a long tail from hype/word of mouth.

THQ followed the same pattern.

I wonder if SEGA will be around in 10 years. I should really buy the Sonic Racing (cart) games to support them.

#9 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

Take off one piece of clothing every time you lose.

#10 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

@rachelepithet: one of the founders or board member not the inventor, still ironic

I'm getting a deja vu from some movie or TV show regarding that abominable device.