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I will....but it's my years of inexperience, not the lag.... ;-)
Also, BL 2 is still on sale over at Amazon (I think) and there's a great BL1/BL2 combo for sale.
PosterNutbag shot me in the ass. Let the record reflect my displeasure.
Was he playing a Siren. Cause they have a skill that makes that feel good... err I mean heals HP.
I'm looking forward to Dishonored simply because I'm given to understand that the best ending requires a non-lethal run. I really appreciate games that give that option, especially compared with games that try to tell a story involving somewhat realistic themes and characters that immediately lose immersion when you get to your next gauntlet of mooks to mow down.
in Bioshock Infinite the game went from your companion running away from you after the first shootout to, within almost an instant, throwing you health and ammo while you murder hundreds of citizens of Columbia who are in several cases just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
However, without giving away spoilers a number of the non-lethal mission-end options are morally repugnant and arguably worse than homicide.
Expect to spend most of the game sneaking around shooting guards in the dick (you'll be crouching) with some sort of tranquilizer crossbow.
Was it someone here who posted this review?
I enjoyed the Borderlands series because it's so over the top I'm not thinking about how all these thousands of bandits have families
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eta: and on the broader issues of reviews in general I think it's dead on. But then, the gaming industry runs on reviews and companies are paid in accordance with their metacritic scores. Which, ugh, the problems inherent in that are just huge.
I don't know that first-person shooters have advanced in any significant way since Deus Ex, Thief, Half Life, and System Shock 2 all came out within a couple of years almost 15 years ago.
I think the non-indie game industry is akin to the movie industry, in that we know what the future of AAA games are just as we know what the future of blockbuster tentpole movies are- some will be better than others, and some will be downright excellent, but few of them will be groundbreaking. But the movie industry has a good number of 10-50m dollar budget films that are both critical darlings and/or make a ####### of money, e.g. Black Swan (14m budget, 331m worldwide gross), Slumdog Millionaire (14m/384m), The Conjuring (20m/316m) etc. Sure it's nice to have a Pirates of the Caribbean/Call of Duty franchise that prints money despite gigantic budgets, but those aren't the norm and there's a ton of money to be made off of creating good mid-tier games.
really hoped we'd see big advances in two particular areas by now - better AI and wider integration of physics models in all manner of games. Instead we primarily got better meshes and bigger textures, which are nice, but something of a disappointment to me.
It's fun to sprint around as a total badass carrying several trucks worth of weapons and ammo while mowing down hordes of mooks. Most of the advances I could see them implementing would probably wind up hurting sales.
How much of that is that people really enjoy the multiplayer elements of modern FPS? I'd love to see the analytics on how many owners of a COD game put less than 2 hours into the single player campaign.
Also, how the heck can these games cost so much to make when they're basically the same multiplayer platforms as previous ones?
I have to disagree here. The single-player hasn't really gotten crappier so much as it has gotten shorter. That isn't necessarily bad either. In fact, I think Ghosts got it really right.
Greg, I would play the #### out of that!!!
Frankly some of the complaints in that review of Infinite are just trite. The writer spends an inordinate amount of time being fake-horrified that the civil rights movement in Columbia could be violent because the later civil rights movement in United States did a very good job at avoiding violence. But it was *never* fated that the 50s/60s civil rights movements would believe so much in peace - replace people like MLK with people like Daisy Fitzroy and things could have been very different.
Games exist to be fun. ...Most players who gave Infinite a whirl had fun... So they, by definition, are 'good games'.
Whether or not you enjoy something does not make it good or bad.
I can't even.
What does AAA mean in a video gaming context? As far as I can tell it means a mainstream big budget game?
replace people like MLK with people like Daisy Fitzroy
Games exist to be fun. Not to move the genre forward, or to explore "what this medium is capable of".
Fitzroy wasn't fleshed-out anywhere near as she could have been, but she *was* a violent figure, with little interest in peace.
choice is such a major theme of the plot, but it just wasn't reflected in the on-the-rails gameplay.
Just friended YR, assuming that's the PWN with the exclamation point.
Plan to purchase the former during the Steam sale (played the hell out of it for the 360, including Tiny Tina Assault, which I agree is awesome, in part for its meta-ness).
Did you find the DLC very challenging? I just wonder if it was just my scenario (hadn't played the game or any console game in 9 months, level 50 jumping to 3rd UVHM, playing with my brother who was 1.5 levels higher so everything scaled to him) or if the DLC was actually a lot more difficult than the main campaign. I struggled a lot during the entire session, even after I felt acclimated to the controller and game mechanics.
UVHM is a bit of a bear anyway you slice it; the game stops being a brainless romp and starts requiring a modicum of teamwork/tactics.
I'd also be in for Dead Island (already own it and have actually played and beaten this one!). Likewise, I'd chip in with YR on four-packs if we get enough gamers rolling....
I'd love to get a Civ V game going, also wouldn't mind finding at least 1 other person that plays Omerta.....I have tons of games already on Steam and would be totally down for trying pretty much anything and everything. Give me a time, place an name your game. I'm in.
Greg - there is a utility you can download called Giant Multiplayer Robot. It links via Steam and is specifically designed to create Civ V multiplayer games in a "hot seat" fashion, each player taking their turn when they have the time, eliminating the need for everyone to be there at once. Obviously, the games take place over a much longer timespan, but it enables players to play together without sacrificing their daily necessities (work, kids, etc). It's worth checking out as the site describes the app much better then I ever could.
Greg - Any time that works for you will work for me. It'd be even better if we can get some more on board. I have played many hours solo and have yet to get a game going in multiplayer.
Amazon is also live with their good deals today: EU IV is $9.99 (I've been waiting for this price drop!),
He's all talk and no bite...I honestly think he enjoys being shot in the ass
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