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#1 Posted by XivSpew (45 posts) -

Next to the "Ryan Davis Burger" in Cook, Serve, Delicious!, it's the best kind of pointless game reference he would've wanted. I'm glad his memory carries on with his friends via toss-off achievements.

#2 Posted by XivSpew (45 posts) -

So far to me, the level design in Dark Souls stands out as some of the most unique and aesthetically awesome I've seen in ages. Thing is, I'm not sure it ended up that way on purpose; much of the layout seems as if From Software sketched and laid out everything spatially as much as their crazy brains would allow, but in a very modular fashion. Every room, platform, and hallway piece by piece seperately, then stitched them all together into one long insane universe, then designed the actual architecture and geography of the world to justify the pre-existing layout. The end result feels like something that's just shy of anything in reality, with barely any symmetry or focus, chaotic with just enough resemblance to the way people would actually design buildings. This adds immensely to the feel of the game, because not only am I always slightly uneasy, but I've never even thought of needing a map because everything's been burned into my subconscious as I see it.

It's very reminiscent of what I've always imagined the city of R'lyeh to look like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R'lyeh

Non-Euclidean geometry in games. Whaddya guys think...great or super-great? Any other examples of stuff like this?

#3 Posted by XivSpew (45 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba:  FWIW, I liked Mafia 2's single player a great deal, too.  The story moreso than the gameplay, as cliched as it was.  LA Noire, though, is like motherfucking Chinatown to Mafia 2's Godfather III.  Poor analogy, but the cases on their own are so satisfying, I'm way cool with not having extra shit like Saints Row 2 did. 
#4 Posted by XivSpew (45 posts) -
@Brodehouse: She's kinda hard to read, anyway, don't feel too bad.  Also, probably the cutest out of all the interviewees.
#5 Posted by XivSpew (45 posts) -

I say "tried", because I imagine you'd have to go out of your way to be the shittiest detective possible.  Stepping over corpses/weapons, just looking at the trash, yelling at rape victims, totally believing the "musical talent agent".  Anything hilarious/awful in particular?

#6 Posted by XivSpew (45 posts) -

As the 2 people before me said, Gamestop's pre-order code was on the receipt, same with Best Buy (I believe).  Amazon's was e-mailed after it shipped.  According to Gamestop staff I know, they're looking to ditch all the codes printed on seperate cards or bundled in with games, and going with on the receipt from now on.

#7 Posted by XivSpew (45 posts) -

guys, of course he's serious.  He's been an exercise freak for years, and everyone on podtoid/electric hydra gives him shit for it.  Ep. 10 of EH he said the people at the gym had to take his picture because he was coming so much, lol.  Don't be hatin on chet.

#8 Posted by XivSpew (45 posts) -
@Sanderson: I don't think you understand.  Nicholson can punch the sun out of the sky just to spite it.
#9 Posted by XivSpew (45 posts) -

I would also like to participate in such fun times.  WOOOOOOO

#10 Posted by XivSpew (45 posts) -

The nice thing about people quitting, is that not only do their armies just lay dormant (except for defense), but if everyone quits for some reason, you win.  I knocked 3 ranked games out because people just got bored 10 minutes in and dropped out.  Technically the board game Risk always had a method of dealing with quitters (or extra pretend players), by just forcing the armies to play defense only.