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byoxxyl

Member Since 06 Jul 2010
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In Topic: Games that need to be remastered/re-released

13 February 2015 - 03:00 AM

Correct, I have never played Uncharted, but it has been recommended to me. I can't quite find the motivation to pay for a brand new line of consoles just to play one series, though, no matter how good it might be.

 

It's definitely harder to create a good, realistic open-world game and I absolutely agree that I have extremely little patience for the whole "go do side missions" nonsense, ESPECIALLY when it's forced on me. Fuck that. Level-gated missions are garbage. I'm not grinding out boring subplots because you were too lazy to make the main storyline longer.


In Topic: Games that need to be remastered/re-released

08 February 2015 - 06:56 AM

Whether a game is fantastic or not has little to do with how many people will buy it. Call of duty is overrated and yet it sells like gumballs.

Call of Duty, while having an undeniably scummy business model and a less than comprehensible or compelling story, has sharp gameplay and makes decisions with their design that allows their players to get exactly what they want and (for the most part) how they want it. The games sell well because they're fast to start up, responsive, and well executed. The mute-protagonist-FPS brand means it feels like you're participating, rather than controlling someone who is participating. Sure, the games aren't perfect and prey on the whole "be a barbaric hero with an ak47" fetish that a lot of america seems to have, but I find it very hard to deny that they're at least a well-manufactured product.

 

Tomb Raider seemed like a fine game, not something I would hate on, but I didn't finish it. What I was expecting was a massive, explorable, treasure-hunting survival/adventure game, what I got was a typical third person shooter with a basic narrative and some adventure-like qualities. Eh, what can you do.

It might be that I haven't played any games like it, more than anything. I've always liked third person shooters (LA Noire and Mafia 2 are some of my favorite games, for example), but I've always wanted something with more responsive controls and dynamic and interesting environments, which is exactly what Tomb Raider provided. I honestly didn't expect too much, but it sure felt like I got a massive-scale treasure-hunting adventure game. Not so exploratory or survival-based, but I suppose I didn't expect that. 
Couldn't stand the multiplayer, though. Probably because I was terrible at it and got killed constantly.


In Topic: Hiya!

07 February 2015 - 05:55 AM

helloo


In Topic: Games that need to be remastered/re-released

07 February 2015 - 05:54 AM

Square Enix needs to get their expectations in line with reality. I remember when the Tomb Raider reboot came out. Sold somewhere like 3.5 million copies in the first week. They said they were disappointed with those sales, and needed at least 5 mil to make profit.

 

Not to mention pouring more money in to make the "Definitive Edition" less than a year later, and expecting people to pay full price for it.

I bought both. Worth it. That game is fucking awesome. I'd pay another $60 just for the hell of it.

 

I also feel obligated to say Path of Radiance desperately needs to be remastered because there are a bunch of assets in that game that look like utter dogshit; like Intsys just ran out of time and borrowed the assests from the scrapped FE64 game. Plus it's fun and my gamecube copy mysteriously vanished one day.


In Topic: SSB4

07 February 2015 - 05:51 AM

The Chillin My B meme is going to take years to die out. Shit is fucking legendary man. Also, Leffen's twitch has a sidebar listing his most recent donations, and the day after Apex it listed Mango and Chillin. Fucking good shit.

yeah man mango paid up on his $1000 money match loss. stand up guy, our mangoat