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Old 03-07-2010, 04:33 PM   #3261 (permalink)
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I'm up to Dionysis Park in BioShock 2 right now and so far, I can notice the differences in the storyline approach from the first one. What I really enjoy is finding traces of audio and information from characters from the first game; it makes the nostalgia aspect even better. (Spoilers hidden below)

Some touching moments too: The little boy's message about the flower to the Little Sister he saw around and the school teacher looking after the girls during the 1959 riots. Additionally, how the Little Sister on your back will shout at Splicers when they attack you: "Daddy, you always protect me from the monsters" or "You're in trouble now! You made daddy angry!" Fuckin' a.

Another aspect I like is the morality (or lack thereof) of the characters: Sinclair wants to help but he chooses an "every man for himself" approach. He applauds your reluctance to harvest Little Sisters and killing Grace, but clearly states how he would just mow through them to get to the end goal. The same goals for Stanley Poole who does not want to be discovered of his undercover work.

And man, Tenenbaum aged horribly.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:43 PM   #3262 (permalink)
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I finished Mass Effect 2 then jumped right into dragon age. They're both awesome. My cousin Kyle, my friend Andy and I record a podcast weekly and we did a Mass Effect 2 spoiler show for people that have played it. If you like that game, check this out http://tiny.cc/e10_spoilercast

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Old 03-08-2010, 02:20 PM   #3263 (permalink)
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Finshed re-playing the patched version of Portal, to amp up the achievements and re-live the thingie for the sequel. I know i'm late on this but i just love how the whole GlaDOS final rant is basically a quintessential bitchy girlfriend monologue. She doesnt even sound like a villainous AI, she sound like a neurotic PMS riddled woman. Ellen McLain should be sanctified for hwer work in this game.

Played Plants vs Zombies. That's the electronic version of crack. Amazing.

Gave a look at World of Goo. Could very well be in my all time top 10. I just love simple games where explaining the concept is harder than playing it. And it looks fantastic too. I need more games like this.

Being on a steam-streak, i gave a bump to "Dead Space" (i borrowed it and never owned it or finished it. I remember it being an amazing pant shitter) and bought "Peggle" (Oh yeah).

Also gave a try to Battlefield - BC2. Looks interesting, maybe i'll get it when it goes down pricewise. I still think that the best war games ever made are the Brothers in Arms series.

Note: The Ubisoft servers have collapsed under the weight of thgeir own pretentious idea of piracy fighting. Legit possessors of Assassin's Creed 2 are getting screwed like kids at Michael Jackson's parties. Those idiots are trying to pull out any kind of excuse ("We were hacked!") and pirates are probably laughing their asses off.

Oh the irony.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:42 PM   #3264 (permalink)
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I fully endorse this post ^ it is full of good choices.

Oh and the Deus Ex and Hitman games are on sale steam. 50% off each, 60% off the series bundles, 66% off the the bundle with everything.

I love these games, Deus Ex has never been beaten and Hitman is a puzzle game disguised as an action game. The first Deus Ex and the Hitman: Blood Money are the best ones.

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Old 03-09-2010, 02:08 PM   #3265 (permalink)
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As mentioned, i've been playing mostly two games, that are both perfect examples of evil games:

Dead Space

I dont get scared by games, apart from the usual eek or two when some monster pops out and kills me. Atmospheric adventure games get me more focused on the puzzles than creeping me out. Stuff like Resident Evil gets on my nerves and shooters usually have more concerned about the thrill of gunning than quivering. But Dead Space had me by the balls the first time i played and it's even better now that i have a computer adequate enough to playt it graphically pumped and at night, with headphones.

I love body horror. The Thing is onne of my favourite movies and nothing gets my repulsion flowing like horrendous globs of deformed flesh. And this games uses the concept in a magnificient way. Yeah the ploty is like a cheesy version of Event Horizon. But the point is that you're a sad sack of a spaceman, with an easily destroyable suit. You dont really run and your weapons are construction tools or little more.

And the mostruosities that come at you dont die by shooting. They keep creaaping with all their limbs, dismeber you from all directions if you dont cut them to bits or burn them and still mutate into more horrifying things after you do. After a while you are always overwhelmed, looking behind every corner in terror (and the cam stuck on your left shoukder makes it even worse). Evry jump is a jump to pain. Every corpse is a menace. And no matter how well armed and healthy you are (which you NEVER are) they're more resilient than you. And all you're left with is a racing heart and your balls permanently lodged in your throat. Fuck.

Peggle

Evil in another sense. You start by saying, just a small round to distract myself. Then before you know it, your pets and kids are dying, your girlfriend has left you, you got fired and you're at level 200 with a "Japanese at a pachinko parlour" expression on your face and no hope of getting off. Like all great things it's addictive. And it has an amazing way of rewarding you psychologically for your slavery (you cant even get frustrated because even when you loose, a fuzzy creature will bump you into trying again. And you will. Again. And Again. And Again...)
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Between Plants vs Zombies and Peggle, we'll never see you again.
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:43 PM   #3267 (permalink)
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I'm up to Dionysis Park in BioShock 2 right now and so far, I can notice the differences in the storyline approach from the first one. What I really enjoy is finding traces of audio and information from characters from the first game; it makes the nostalgia aspect even better. (Spoilers hidden below)
That little kid's recording really was something. Every time I heard something like that, I'd think about where that person was and whether they were in there when it flooded.

I think visually, a Bioshock movie would be incredible. Not to mention they could have some amazing combat sequences. The more I think about it though, the more I realize it would probably be turned into a very simple sci-fi movie with none of the deep emotional story that's in the game. And that would be a real shame. I'm not sure where they could take another game that didn't make things feel stale. But this is one of the few franchises where I keep hoping for sequels anyway.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:13 PM   #3268 (permalink)
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Any of you play BFBC2 on PS3?

I'm trying to find all 4 PS3 headset owners so we can get together in a squad.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:03 PM   #3269 (permalink)
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uh oh, could it be? leaked artwork of Half Life 2 Episode 3? Slobber over that for a minute (then tear up a bit like i did at how far away this game is that we are only JUST seeing concept art)


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Old 03-09-2010, 06:15 PM   #3270 (permalink)
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I'd like to be but I think it's fan art, albeit very nice fan art.

We have a single bit of confirmed concept art.



But that was just after Orange Box, so it probably has no bearing.
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