I liked Max Payne 3 and I would have gladly played through many more times for the sake of scores and to just mess around. However... not being able to skip cutscenes (on consoles least) kills it for me. It worked for a first playthrough, but when you just want to shoot people, the constant interruption of cutscenes definitely breaks the pace. It also makes attempting to snag high scores on the arcade modes incredibly unappealing.
You couldn't skip them on PC either, even when running off an SSD. It killed replayability. I played through MP2 dozens of times but couldn't bring myself to do the same here despite loving the underlying game (and even the story to some extent).
That one omission really soured me on the experience.
I didn't realize it was that long... Is it very combat heavy? Or would you say it's closer to the pace of Bio 1. Maybe I'm totally off about this but they marketed Bio 2 is a much more of a shooter and that always made me want to ignore it.
As I understand Minerva's Den is a totally stand alone story? Our wiki is pretty thin for it..
It is what you make of it. Put it down to easy and you don't need to do the 'protecting the Little Sister while she harvests' bits as you won't really need the upgrades.That way you cut out some of the combat (although I always quite enjoyed those sections as they mirrored the Big Daddy fights from Bio 1 in terms of you needing to be prepared. On normal, you likely won't survive any fight with a Big Daddy without laying traps and hacking the security. You can't brute force these mini arena fights either and I loved that. It gives you a great chance, as well as a real need, to experiment with all your tools).
That being said, I thought the pacing was great on normal and the game had a good sense of challenge. The pacing is great in terms of taking you through every power and weapon of Bio 2 over the course of its length so that you're never bored. Plus, the low limit on cash that you can carry means you're always forced to buy stuff if you're a hoarder like me. It was a real smart move.
Buy Bio 2 purely for this - it's totally worth it.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is mind blowing, I personally couldn't handle The Witcher, but peers love it, so I'm sure it's worth playing if you feel the need to. i didn't, I think the game does a good job of setting you up in the world well.
This. I couldn't get into the first Witcher but the second is probably one of my favourite games of the past few years.
To address the whole drawing issue: would it be possible to have the scabbard just be slung on your back, in such a way that you could quickly swing it off and into a position where you could draw it normally? Cause the whole reason it's on your back it because that's the easiest way to carry it around. No one said you have to draw from there, right?
Watch the video above - it's basically what the guy says. You use it on your back for carrying when climbing - so it doesn't get in the way or make noise. For battle, you'd readjust to your hip.
God damn it. I fucking hate the Internet sometimes.
One guy says a handful of dumb things that make some sense in context.
Forty thousand /v/irgins and Redditors and Neogaf whatevers pile on him, unceasingly calling him a worthless, talentless, "hipster" asshole, for years on end. They get called out for this by a minority of reasonable human beings. They offer three basic justifications, each of which are kind of fucking stupid:
>Why doesn't he just hunker down and stop using the internet?? Forget the fact that social media is a valuable and important tool or anything, can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen!
>He should just "toughen up" and become a soulless jaded cynic, nevermind the fact that creativity is a highly emotional and personal endeavor and certain people are more sensitive to feedback than others!
>Why isn't he kissing more ass? He 'deserves' being called a worthless piece of shit by forty thousand anonymous nerds, he shouldn't have made provocative statements I don't like!!!
Fuck all of you. Fez was great, and you don't fucking deserve a sequel.
No one deserves what he went through. Don't like his perspectives? Don't buy his game. Don't promote his game. Ignore him. Nothing he ever said, not "kill yourself" or "fuck off" in a fit of anger, is worth being personally abused by tens of thousands of people you've never met, for years on end. Just leave him the fuck alone and let him make his game in peace.
Nope! Let's burn the motherfucker in effigy 'till he storms off in a rage! That'll teach 'em to conform!
I need a drink.
I agree with you 100%.
Anyone who believes that Fish deserved the kind of BS he has to put up with is a fucking asshole. Sure he's made stupid comments, but he's never personally attacked an individual. His remarks may have been sweeping generalizations but he never stooped to the level that Marcus Beer did and levied direct personal attacks against a single person. Beer was completely out of order (and wildly off-base) in the video that possibly sparked all this nonsense and I feel bad for Fish.
Comparing Sucker Punch and Inception is a laughable concept. One is a garbled mess of action scenes and lame characters that was critically panned and barely made it's budget back. The other was beloved by both critics and audiences and made almost a billion at the box office. Come on. You may not like Inception but they aren't even remotely comparable in quality or success.
I didn't say they were equally bad. I said both Nolan and Snyder had stinkers in their filmography. Inception was a stinker. It's a bad movie. It, like Sucker Punch, is pretentious. They both aspired to be something meaningful and they both failed at it. That makes them pretty similar.
Next you'll be gauging the success of the Transformers franchise to say those are good movies. Christ.
I think Inception is vastly overrated but still think the comparison to Sucker Punch is laughable hyperbole. Inception is morally questionable and overly self-satisfied but at no point is it poorly directed, shot badly or a fucking mess of a film. Sucker Punch is all of the above.
Then again, you seem to think Man of Steel, Watchmen and 300 are decent films so your yardstick for film reviews isn't exactly in line with most critical thought.