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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Oh no, I didn't mean to come off as complaining. I enjoy seeing really big alert numbers.
     
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  2. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    We're all egotists at heart. ;)
     
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  3. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    Didn't think I'd pick up anything at the Steam sale, but I had forgotten about the uber-cheesy Far Cry III: BLOOD DRAGON, now on sale for $9...
     
  4. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  5. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Get it. Its cheesiness is a work of art.
     
  6. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That article makes me laugh. And cry a bit. :p

    --Adm. Nick
     
  7. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Do I want to buy Bioshock Infinite for $30? And can I afford to buy Bioshock Infinite, even at $30. Two very important questions.
     
  8. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Kickstarter campaign -- advertise a dramatic playthrough in the VO guise of Wes Janson?
     
  9. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    Deus Ex classic needs to go on sale posthaste.

    Tempted by the Walking Dead game. On the one hand, it's 75% off and is the best part of that franchise, hands down. On the other hand, I've already watched a friend play through most of it.
     
  10. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'd wait until the base price drops another $10, and then get that for 75% off.
     
  11. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    I can't help but be heartened by any media attention on the EU. I don't think it'll affect what Disney will do, but it does make me feel better.
     
  12. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    You don't, it is one of the most generic Ego-Shooters ever made, not even the story is all that great.
     
  13. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    [face_shame_on_you] Quantum mechanics and running through Disney's Main Street USA killing people is not 'generic'.
     
  14. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    With how utterly bland the combat is even that is only fun for 2 minutes, and if you already make a story which is based on different choices made by the player character the actual game should not be 100 % linear.
     
  15. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    Well, part of that statement I can't get into without spoiling some of the plot. But as far as linear games go, I do prefer sandbox games. But when I think of 'bland' and 'boring', GTA IV is what I think of. And, sadly, Dead Island. Bioshock Infinite was also visually beautiful, and I'm a sucker for games with a wealth of details and scenery.
    Linear games are, I think, more of a 'storytelling' function nowadays - witness the Metro series, which is about as strictly an "A to B" game as can be made these days.
     
  16. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Even Metro at least manages different endings. ;)
     
  17. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    So, I'm taking my big kids (13 and 11) to see ROTJ at the AFI in Silver Spring, MD tonight. It's part of their "Totally Awesome 80s" film series this summer, plus it's the 30th anniversary of ROTJ summer release. They've never seen any SW film in a theater before (I refuse to count TCW movie).

    Should be fun.
     
  18. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    SE or original?
     
  19. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    She said totally awesome 80s. [face_whistling]
     
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  20. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Everything was better in the 80es anyway

    [​IMG]
     
  21. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    Well... sort of. (Again, I don't want to spoil it for others). But like most Star Wars games with multiple endings, there's a 'correct' ending.

    Part of it is my own personal likes. A visually stimulating game filled with concepts that I'm interested in (conspiracy theories, Cthulhu, post-apocalyptic settings) will trump gameplay for me, so I'm not a reliable source when it comes to recommending video games. Heck, I played the original Deus Ex when my computer couldn't even handle it, resulting in sloooow action and numerous graphics glitches, because I loved the concept so much. (And love it moreso when I could actually, y'know, play it properly).
     
  22. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah I wish I could recommend Bioshock Infinite -- it's a beautiful, well-designed game, but it feels hugely linear to me. Maybe that's what FPS games are supposed to be like, but it's really sad. I also don't like games without dialogue, but RPGs have spoiled me I suppose.

    I got a good deal on Infinite -- I paid the launch price, but I got the original Bioshock along with X-COM free along with it, so 3 games for the price of one isn't bad.

    If you think it's worth it to get a gorgeous, quirky game that'll probably be good for only one playthrough: get it. If you want more value for your money... then wait.

    The best/worst part about it is that Marvel gets namedropped for some reason and not Dark Horse. :(

    edit: No, the best part is where they think LFL has a continuity editor 8-}
     
  23. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I would break my bank account for an 80s film fest here.
     
  24. The Loyal Imperial

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    Which X-COM? The latest one has been tempting me, but I'm undecided on whether or not it's worth it.
     
  25. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    The new one? Enemy Unknown?
     
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