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Old 11-10-2009, 11:54 PM   #2641 (permalink)
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I preordered it from Walmart since they gave $20 giftcards, should be here tomorrow or so.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:40 AM   #2642 (permalink)
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XBOX folks...

so what's a good adventure / story-driven game? The newest Fallout GOTY Ed. just came out, but I'm going to wait for that to fall in price, in the mean time.. I got Bioshock for cheap, and looking for simular titles. Oldies but goodies.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:56 PM   #2643 (permalink)
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The Overlord games (Pikmin meets Fable) are 75% off steam, meaning you can get the first game, it's expansion and the second game in a pack for 6.25 (about $9, I think). That is silly cheap.

The Best of Indie Bundle 2 is also 75% on Direct2Drive you get:

Project Aftermath
Aquaria
I-Fluid
And Yet It Moves
Acceleration of Suguri
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
Crayon Physics Deluxe

For 14.95/$24.95, great if you don't already have them.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:45 PM   #2644 (permalink)
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:29 AM   #2645 (permalink)
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What's everyone playing?

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Pretty pathetic, isn't it? I'm betting the Left 4 Dead 2 group will look the same.
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:40 AM   #2646 (permalink)
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Are they boycotting the game for the price raise or for the "Controversial" level? Because in the first case, it's dumb, in the other it's plain evil.

For the record, i started playing with MW2 today. The first level made me jump and shout repeatedly. Nuff said.
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Are they boycotting the game for the price raise or for the "Controversial" level? Because in the first case, it's dumb, in the other it's plain evil.

For the record, i started playing with MW2 today. The first level made me jump and shout repeatedly. Nuff said.
Neither. The PC version doesn't have support for dedicated servers - meaning no ability to kick or ban cheating/abusive players, no custom maps, no custom mods and, well, none of things PC gaming does.

They basically gimped the PC version into Xbox live so they could charge for their map packs and, it wouldn't surprise me, their dedicated servers. And they'll keep doing it because people like that bought it anyway.
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What do you think of the game (if you played it), standard?

I like it so far. It's nerve wrecking as a good COD game must be

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Plus Hearing Soap's voice was beautiful, even if i had a few problems getting his orders with that scottish accent, and that "dead inside" tone.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:00 AM   #2649 (permalink)
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What do you think of the game (if you played it), standard?

I like it so far. It's nerve wrecking as a good COD game must be

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Plus Hearing Soap's voice was beautiful, even if i had a few problems getting his orders with that scottish accent, and that "dead inside" tone.
My main problem with Modern Warfare (and i've played the first one through, and a few levels of the second) is that the series is painfully old fashioned. You walk through an entirely linear level, transparently triggering events - like you've broken the beam of an infared sensor in a haunted house ride - while someone holds your hand and tells you exactly what to do and where to go.

You do not make a single meaningful choice in either single player campaign, you are told what to do and how to deal with events that are happening because you triggered them and will happen in exactly the same way at exactly the same time during every single playthrough.

This is ancient and lazy game design with current (visual and aural) technology sprinkled over it. I remember on my first play of the first Modern Warfare when I realised that I wasn't fighting enemies so much as I was triggering checkpoints in order to stop them infinitely respawning out of a tiny farmhouse. It was realization that entirely broke the game for me and while they've fixed some (but not all) of the infinite respawning, it's still how they approach the design - walk here, trigger that, be told to walk there, trigger that - and it's success is a little disappointing and entirely the in wrong direction for gaming to evolve.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:10 AM   #2650 (permalink)
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I agree, even on the first one the uber stiff linearity of the gameplay got me some time to get used to ("Wait... I get killed because i turned right instead of left? What is this, Space Ace?")

But still the cinematic epic gets me every time. I hold my breath while playing like i'm watching the most gut wrenching action/war movie ever made (i guess "watching" is the key word...)
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