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Carmack should be the one getting fired for designing the horse shit technology that powers Rage. He is no longer a top talent. Fuck him and fuck id. Unless John Romero comes back I'm done with the company's games.
+1 for the return of John Romero. He might have been crazy, but he had the great ideas and inspiration that was needed to make Id's technically competent but otherwise dull designs great. As for Carmack, I can't say - RAGE looks great, but nothing about the technology - at least not as described - sounds new or revolutionary. Streaming Megatextures aren't new ideas. They fucking used that in the previous engine (both Quake Wars and Quake 4 at least), as well as a bunch of open world-y game engines, and pre-baked light/shadowmaps have been in Id's games since Quake 1...
Yeah fuck those no talent hacks, and lol at bring back John Romero who single handedly almost bankrupted Eidos, fuck him and his triple AAA title, award winning game of the year and a 100% Romero title "Daikatana".
I loved the music so much to this game, I turned it into a 60 minute mix, I done this to make aware and promote the artist Module.
If you would like to hear it then go here http://djmix.net/MaxPayne/ShatterSoundtrackMix
The game is awesome, but the music puts it above most games on PSN and it's really cheap to, go buy it.
" It seemed like a bit of good fun to me, but I'm sure someone on some message board right now is flipping out over something related to this whole deal. "
"whizzedoutwoz said:No, if you actually spent time on my post, you would of seen im very very positive about the game, so it's not a whine at all."Ok,Wall of text whining?
So Ive been playing since 9am when it arrived and just finished playing which is now 6.30pm.
I loved Oblivion anyone that loved that will love this, If you hated Oblivion you will hate this because alot of the problems with Oblivion manifest here.
The first couple of hours are great, superb voice acting with Liam Nesson and the guy who played Hellboy Ron Pearlman I think.
You have spent your life undeground in a vault and your already thinking how am I going to see the outside world for the very first time.
Early on you make a pretty life changing choice, and theres a whole Karma mechanic going on like whats in Fable 2 and you can improve barter to have more chat options, infact you can play the entire game as a diplomat if you improve those skills, and theres no sleeping here when you level as soon as you get the next level you have 15 points to improve stats and 1 perk point, perks can range for higher hacking/lockpicking skills to Bloodyguts where dudes explode when you shot them and the same perk gives you +5% damage, the perks unlock very much like in an MMO when you hit a new level you have a couple more perks to try.
Apon entering the wasteland your dropped in the deepend and pretty much left to do what you want ala Oblivion, and the wasteland although alot of grey is amazing to look at, theres always something over this set of rocks and it's populated by some really clever AI in places, one time I cameout of a minimart and it was pitch black and as I was moving I heard a patrol in the distance so I immediately went to Stealth and started to follow, this was so cool hearing there conversation and watching them patrol the area, it's so great to see when the AI is this good and not getting stuck on anything, I continued to follow and in the distance was a glimmering light like a lantern and as the patrol got nearer they started to panic, "whats that?" and the whole animation and posture changed, and because they where unsure and scared so was I, it was a fucking amazing moment one of those you don't get to often in gaming.
Fallout 3 is full of these little moments and the world is a truly beliavable place and has alot of charm and great humour, so check for GFX,Atmosphere and overall just being superbly designed.
Now to the biggest problem I have with this game, the combat it damn well sucks, what starts of as the greatest combat system ever turns into the most stupid and downright annoying combat ever to grace next gen, Bethesda have tried a cross FPS/RTS combat system V.A.T.S. and while you giggle in glee in the beginning, a few hours of combat becomes a boring chore, let me explain.
Apon triggering V.A.T.S. you have areas to pinpoint you all seen the videos, but the most obvious option is the head as it does most damage, however the furthur you are away the less likely you are to get a headshot, and because it may take 4-5 bullets to takedown an enemy when hitting them in the chest, it only take about 2 with headshot and because in V.A.T.S you have AP points you can only ever get 3 shots 4 if your lucky before the V.A.T.S. mode exits, so this is how you will fight every single damn fight, Enemy spotted runup to them and shove a shotgun in there face. 1 enemy down retreat recharge AP, runup to next enemy shove shotgun in face blowhead clean off, trust me you will be doing this alot as Ammo is scarce, this runied what is otherwise an amazing game, but as combat is a big part it's abit of a problem.
You can mix it up if you find some of the bigger weapons like Minigun,Flamethrower or Mininuke, but noting is as effective as a shotgun in the face, Bethesda have tried to washover this by making it really over the top, once I shot a dog as it was hurtling towards me and it's head came off and as the V.A.T.S. excited the head and body of the dog was moving so fast that it flew over the side of a cliff and I watched as the head continued to bounce and roll down the cliff face, man I pissed myself with laughter.
So in my final thoughts and sorry for going on, this game is amazing but the weak combat pisses me off.
Thanks for reading."I'm sorry you feel that way, but I'm really digging the combat system, and it can be very in-depth at higher difficulty."
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