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#1  Edited By TaintedSun
Not that I'm against the idea of a hunting bow, mind you. And hey, pinning dudes up against a wall with a wooden projectile really hasn't been done well since the original Painkiller.

Uh, remember that Turok remake? Horrible single-player, mediocre multi-player? Get your factoids straight!
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#3  Edited By TaintedSun

Hand-held consoles are so fail. First the DSi is released with it's minor upgrades, and now this is in the works. In an age where people can get games from their phone provider, on a device they already own and need, it seems strange that the portable console market isn't trying something new and interesting. I can't believe people even fall into these hand-held upgrade traps. Consumers should boycott products like this and the DSi to force their respective companies to attempt a new solution, instead of just bamboozling the consumer with shoddy upgrade features that don't do anything but make them a few bucks on the sap's coin.

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#4  Edited By TaintedSun

I hate to necro a thread, but:

@ get2sammyb

I'm sure by now you've finished the game. I got around to playing it a few weeks ago and finished it in a few sittings. I'll agree with you, it's tiresome, repetitive and the story is non-existent, despite the overgrowth of its supporters.

On the other hand, I disagree with you in a few places. One, as far as pacing goes, it's as good (or bad, however you want to look at it) as most video game stories. The game's story pacing, which I assume you were referring too, is fine. I mean, from a creative writing standpoint, it's horrible. For a game, it's fine, it loosely connects the action, is slightly funny, isn't too long, and allows you to skip it if you don't care. I'd get into that you should care and that the developers should take time to make you care, but as a student of creative writing, I'm jaded, biased, and just plain bitter.


Again, I'm sure you've finished the game by now, but if you played the whole game without countering and counter-attacking, I feel bad for you. The game needs to remove the prompt to block so that you never hold it down indefinitely. At first I was waiting for a second to attack, but I felt like I was always holding block. Then I started timing my blocks to repel their attacks, giving me a clear shot. Once you get a combo that does a decent among of damage, each battle shouldn't take too long.

Which of course brings me to, oh dare I say it? The Warrior. The guy's a bitch. One poster here said what needed to be said, back up to the area you need to hit him into, defend, dash around, hit once, finished. The annoying part is if he grabs you and you go into a QTE that teleports you around him. Regardless, the best way to handle him is to counter his attacks so you can keep pushing him, though I found his attacks the hardest to predict. And although The Warrior is obviously a bitch, I think the best think to do when fighting him is remember that The Concubine is so cool.

Finally, your problems with Light Seeds is almost warranted, but falls short. There was only one time in the whole game I needed to backtrack for more than 5 seeds, and that was for the last power. Actually, I needed like 70. Yeah, that sucked, but it was my fault. To me, it seemed like the equivalent of having to grind in an RPG because you decided to avoid the enemies for a while, and I'll say the same thing I'd say to someone who didn't want to grind 'cause they skipped enemies, "The battles (or platforming, in this case) is the bulk of the game, if you dont like doing it, you bought and are playing the wrong game."

Now, I'll give you that the platforming is weak at time. However, when I finished the game I thought this:

The story is bad, the voice acting is good, the game is pretty boring, although it has some moments that shine bright enough to make me sad that there wasn't more moments like that. Those are the moments I hold onto with this game, just so I can remember at something worthwhile.

The debate over Prince of Persia doesn't surprise me. It's a bad game that's good. It's like Mirror's Edge. You'll hate it 'cause it's bad, but it's production values are good enough where you want to play it. It's weird.

Whatever though, I just took it upon myself to complete Mass Effect, and it washes away any negative effects of good/bad games. It's so good. It's like sex.

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#5  Edited By TaintedSun

I've been out of the Pokemon loop for so long, I don't even know what a Chimchar and Piplup are. No matter.

An interesting product though. Consider that, for an adult, this would have the opposite effect. In fact, now that I think about it, if I was a parent and I saw my child being radiated with that Pokemon machine, I probably wouldn't feel too comfortable. Yeah, my kid's happy, he's in a Pokemon machine! But me, I'd just be getting more and more unsettled by how I really never did catch 'em all.

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#6  Edited By TaintedSun

@ DannyJ

It is most definitely a bad thing when you see a console built upon the idea of innovation resort to classic ideas to fill a gap in their titles. I will never understand games like Mad World and Conduit, games that are obviously marketed towards the hardcore gamers who own the system. If hardcore gamers are to get involved, Nintendo needs to actually use the Wii-mote in an innovative way, not a classic one.

But what do I know? Apparently the Wii sells just fine ;)
 
@ Arkthemaniac

Timesplitters is pretty much a forgotten series.





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#7  Edited By TaintedSun

I need a friend who owns a Wii, who really isn't a friend, so I can punch them out and steal their bike, er, I mean console.

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#8  Edited By TaintedSun

I'm becoming more and more confused about the way this game is being received by the community. My roommate, an avid gamer, a reviewer, a Bioshock fan, and a long time System Shock 2 fan, has his doubts, like most of you. He says Bioshock 2 is going to be awful. Personally, I think it looks fine. This is how I see it though:

1. The game ends up identical to Bioshock 1, except you're a Big Daddy. Slight mechanic change, but not really. New story, probably not as good, but who knows? End result: Bioshock 1.5. Is that bad? Not sure. Would you rather have more Bioshock or are you content with the gameplay in Bioshock 1? My roommate is content. I probably am too. If I wanted more Bioshock I would play the first, instead of picking up this new game.

However...

2. It's totally different, the trailers are misleading ('cause they're just short gameplay videos with the same HUD, obviously the same game, right?) Maybe visually it's the same, as far as trailers go. I'm sure when reviewers dig deeper they will find there are a large number of new enemies, and new, cooler plasmids. They'll find the story is new and refreshing, etc, etc.

What did anyone expect from this game, anyway? 'Bioshock 2: The Different Game that isn't like Bioshock 1 at all' ?

Look at other titles. Halo 1-3, all similar. Halo 2 added online multiplayer, Halo 3 expanded on it and added a few thing here and there. Oh, it updated the graphics thanks to a jump in generations. I bet if you go back and look at trailers from Halo 2 to Halo 3 (and disregard graphics of course, as they aren't a debatable topic for Bioshock 1 to 2) you'll see that there doesn't seem to be a large change in gameplay. A few more guns and few more plasmids; enjoy your new game. You'll buy it if you're a fan, you wont if you're not.

But how is that different from any other game?

Wait for reviews before you make your own judgment. Either the game will be more than you expected, or it will be more of the same game. Either way, you can't lose with more Bioshock. If you're looking for a new and exciting experience that is different from Bioshock but still within the Bioshock universe, keep wishing. You might just get your wish. These trailers aren't going to tell you whether or not your birthday cake candles were lairs.


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#9  Edited By TaintedSun

Oh no, my disk was put in someone else's console. I can't use it now!

Who cares? We're not talking about virgins here, shit. Get a grip.

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#10  Edited By TaintedSun

This

is

something

I

have

been

waiting

for.