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Old 03-07-2010, 11:25 AM   #3257 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by standardman View Post
I feel like it's the antidote to the very consoley frantic, restricted shooter. Are you using the STALKER COMPLETE mod? It's one of my favourite games and even I never play it without that mod anymore. It cleverly makes you feel isolated and alone in a wasteland while always keep you on your guard. In terms of atomosphere, very few games can even touch it. Going out at night in particular is scary as hell..
No, i dont think so. I got it on the awesomeness that was Steam's Christmas deal but i guess it is the bare bone version.

It's a great game, but i have to play it when i'm in the right mood. Dear god, it's creepy and depressive.

Originally Posted by standardman View Post
Have you played Ben There, Dan That? It's hilarious and free. It got a (not free) sequel called 'Time Gentlemen, Please'...
It's one the first downloads i did through steam but i havent played it yet. Love the simple and humorous amateur adventures but i would like too see something a bit ballsier once in a while. In the vein of Gabriel Knight... (oh, how i miss that series... I even bought the books...)

Originally Posted by standardman View Post
Mike Patton is also the Anger Sphere in Portal. Guy likes games, I guess....
I interviwed him. He's one of those guys who has enough talent and cult following to be free to do whatever he wants and he has an omnivorous interest in anything. He also has an unnatural vocal range so he applies well when it comes to unnatural sounds (did also the infected in I Am Legend). But yeah he loves games and soundtracks.

He got also tricked into doing that shitty Bionic Commando remake.

Originally Posted by standardman View Post
Those videos are game breakingly hilarious! Haha, always happy to turn someone on to Valve.....
The best thing you did was turning me to steam. I literally re-discovered games through that. I'm trying to push it towards friends, but i hang around too many snobby artists (and console players, puah)

Valve has something i didnt see since the golden age of 90s computer gaming. They love their fans and pay attention to detail. Everyona these days cares about how cool the graphics should be or whatever.

They just make the product perfect. It still boggles my mind how someone could have conceived something as mind-bending as portal, and yet how full of stuff you dont notice at first that game is. How quotable (there is NO line uttered by GlaDOS that isnt genius), how funny (the turrets are a game version of slapstick comedy) and how replayable it is.

Even Left 4 dead who looks simple has stuff that's ten thousand times better than the average horror crap.

They seem to love what they do more than the money they make. And my intense hatred for them after the ending of HL2-e2 was just a signal of how good the game was.

The problem is that they spoil you. Playing a mediocre shooter is boring as hell when you get used to their style...
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