51 Re: What have you recently played? on Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:37 pm

Starcraft

The first one.

I will get the Battle Chest of SC2 when it comes out in seven years.

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52 Re: What have you recently played? on Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:03 pm

Playing Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions. Epic game, really fun to play. Pity it isn't a sandbox game. But loving just the same, even made me go buy Spiderman Noir!!

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53 Re: What have you recently played? on Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:32 pm

Red Faction Guerilla

So close to getting my Ostrich sledgehammer, still fun game if you like blowing up excessive amounts of buildings, running through people with an indestructible sledgehammer, using giant walkers to blow up everything in sight, and of course accomplish all of this in multiplayer (Minus the walkers and vehicles part)

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54 Re: What have you recently played? on Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:52 am

Hitman

The whole series, mostly because all four games were in the current issue of our polish game magazine along with Rainbow 6 Las Vegas and Ford Off Road Racing.
Well, as for Hitman series, I can't say anything but that I love it. Next to Thief it's the best stealth games series ever created, Splinter Cell is nowhere near. The series got atmosphere, the story, great music and the variety of doing the missions. The worst fear that I have for the, most probably, upcoming Hitman game is going sandbox of semi-sandbox, like the new crappy Splinter Cell : Conviction game. The Hitman games have more of a non-linear sandbox games than most sanbox stuff I've played.
The best game? I'd say Hitman : Blood Money, the fourth one, and Hitman : Silent Assasin, the second one.

As for Rainbow 6 Las Vegas, after playing the true R6, the old, good, tactic one, I wanted to cry of what they've done for this game to sell it to the sheep. Yes, for money.
Can you say : baaah, you sheep that bought it? I uninstalled it after the mission inside the casino 1st level. Piece of crap.

As for Ford Off-Road Racing, well, it's a driving semi-simulation of an offroad licensed Ford cars. Budget game in my opinion, wich is suprising, because it tries to advertise Ford cars. I kept it on my disk because I don't have any racing games, besides piece of shiet that is Burnout Paradise on Xbox 360, and this game, even though a feature game is quite pleasing by not trying to be overly bombastic.

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55 Re: What have you recently played? on Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:50 am

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, at least for a few minutes.

No way to manually move the camera. No minimap, radar or other icon letting you know where other enemies are that are off camera. No way to lock on to enemies to ensure that your slow precise aerial attacks actually hit. Quick time events up the ass. Unpredictable changes in gameplay style and punishing you for not being psychic enough to see stuff coming.

Right, yet ANOTHER third person melee combat game suffering from extremely bad gameplay design. Oh sure, the visuals and sound are great. The cinematics are great. I'm sure the story is great. There's probably plenty to do and nice and long. Yet all that, ALL OF THAT is completely irrelevant if the gameplay itself is frustrating and bad.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow plays like GARBAGE. I determined this after a mere 15 or so minutes, so I'm going to assume that the rest of the game is also like this and probably worse.

I think an analogy is needed here. It doesn't matter how much time, energy and care you put into making, say, a delicious cake. You could very well have made the prettiest, fluffiest, most spectacular tasting cake in the world, but if you sprinkle it with shit the entire cake becomes uneatable. I'm sorry, but I'm too much of an old school gamer who is spoiled by the 90s and early 2000s to care about all this cinematic crap.

You know what, though? I'm still holding out hope. I'm confident that someday, someone is going to make another 3rd person melee game that is actually really good. So I guess I'm going through my own personal version of the Sonic Cycle. It's almost to the point where I want to take up game design myself.

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56 Re: What have you recently played? on Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:31 am

Fallout New Vegas

Perfection, I don't care what people say about the bugs. You can fix bugs, you cannot fix shitty gameplay. Fallout NV mixes the complexity of FO1&2 with the exploration of Oblivion and Fallout 3. Exploits with EXP and difficulty has been fixed, Hardcore is fun for those who want to role-play a lot more in a role-playing game, ALL skills are used equally (so speech is needed again!), they brought back the sex, ammo types are cool, mods are varied.

They pretty much made fallout 2 in 3D and jaked the awesome by a power of amazing.

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57 Re: What have you recently played? on Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:10 pm

I havn't played a great deal of anything recently besides occassional peggle. But I do want to play this:
Kennedy vs Zombies? It's president evil, 1950s/60s style!