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Nickname Parias
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Signed On Mar 8, 2002, 21:48
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. License Sold
10. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. License Sold Dec 12, 2012, 11:42 Parias
 
MajorD wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 10:53:
Yeah, CS was meh. I'm sure you are aware of it, but if not, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is best played with the 'Complete' Mod, and it is available for all three games. Somebody here on Blue's News posted the info and link some time ago, but I don't remember who it was. Anyway, it is supposed to hold true to the original art styles and story, but I don't know if it does, as I've only played SoC and CS with the 'Complete' mod. It looks really good, plays well, and is worth checking out for anyone that isn't familiar with the mod. Good hunting!

Have they fixed the Complete mod for CoP yet? I was all excited to dive right into it, but I heard that particular variant (unlike the one for the other two games) is hideously broken and the developer abandoned it. This sort of mothballed my drive to get into CoP (which is still outstanding on my to-play list), because I just didn't feel like throwing away an entire day trying to figure out how to get a bunch of different mods working when "Complete" usually makes it so easy.
 
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News Comments > No BioShock Infinite Multiplayer
31. Re: No BioShock Infinite Multiplayer Nov 26, 2012, 15:01 Parias
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 26, 2012, 14:28:
It isn't so much about dudebro ignorance, though that's there, as it is about bang for the buck. A single player game, outside of open world games like Skyrim, is 8-20 hours. A multiplayer game is endless. If you're only going to buy one game this month, it makes sense to get the game that will last you the entire month. Or two months. Whatever your budget is.

I really wish that mentality wasn't so prevalent though, if only because I find competitive multiplayer games really repetitive, and I tire of them quickly. I'd much rather have a really engrossing singleplayer / co-op experience to dive into. Yes, for any singleplayer game I'm likely to shelve it after a playthrough, but if it's really good, I'll always pick it up again a few months later to give it another run-through. I do this for all of the great singleplayer games in my collection.

Of course, I also know that it isn't the same for everyone, and others prefer competitive multiplayer to singleplayer, and that I'm probably in the minority. Which is OK... my problem with this is that the raw sales metrics affect what kind of games end up published in the future. These days, this means I'm far less likely to see the kind of singleplayer / co-op gameplay experience I enjoy come onto the market.
 
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News Comments > No BioShock Infinite Multiplayer
29. Re: No BioShock Infinite Multiplayer Nov 26, 2012, 14:21 Parias
 
PropheT wrote on Nov 26, 2012, 13:10:
Beelzebud wrote on Nov 26, 2012, 12:25:
I never once wanted a MP mode for Bioshock, or System Shock 2 for that matter, so I don't see the point to having one in this.

System Shock 2 had multiplayer. I played through the majority of the game co-op on a LAN.

Agreed, this is actually the only way I've ever played through the game. The annual three-way System Shock 2 co-op sessions my local LAN group has are the things of legend.

I do concur that competitive multiplayer might not be a super good fit for BS: Infinite, but I do find myself wishing it would have co-op play implemented, just because co-op in SS2 was so darned fun. I always wished the previous Bioshock releases had co-op as well.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Video Diary
12. Re: Elite: Dangerous Video Diary Nov 25, 2012, 16:31 Parias
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 16:28:
Smoke trails in space?

That was your scientific nitpick of the day.

He DID say in the video that it's a placeholder effect.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed III Patch
14. Re: Assassin's Creed III Patch Nov 23, 2012, 20:19 Parias
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 23, 2012, 16:17:
I've only played Ass Creed 2, because I was interested in the The Ship style multiplayer. However, the mouse control rendered it unplayable - has this improved? I'm not sure what exactly the problem was, possibly horrible acceleration.

Mouse control was great for me - I've actually always been a fan of the mouse implementation for the AC games just because it's one of the few franchises to ship with a native 5-mouse-button control scheme that works well.

But I've also got a pretty high-end mouse with easily-scalable DPI settings, so maybe that's why I had less of an issue with the input in general.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed III Patch
6. Re: Assassin's Creed III Patch Nov 23, 2012, 14:23 Parias
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Nov 23, 2012, 14:08:
Interesting... I heard this game is the worst one of the series. I'll have to investigate more before I grab it for my son for xmas.

Considered the worst for what reasons, out of curiosity? I've heard exactly the opposite and plan to buy this game as soon as possible.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's God Game Kickstarter
17. Re: Peter Molyneux's God Game Kickstarter Nov 21, 2012, 17:30 Parias
 
Gadzooks wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 16:00:
Start a kickstarter for Dungeon Keeper 3, and ill fund it.

Why has this not happened yet?
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Multiplayer Trailer
3. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Multiplayer Trailer Nov 21, 2012, 13:25 Parias
 
Darks wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 11:55:
The real meat of this game is going to be the Coop Campaign.

Agreed, that's the main reason I'm anticipating this.

Edit: I partly take it back - after seeing the trailer, this looks like it could be pretty fun. Sure, they spruced it up a bunch just for the sake of dramatic presentation, but... I think it worked.

This comment was edited on Nov 21, 2012, 15:19.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's Record Funding Drive Ends
10. Re: Star Citizen's Record Funding Drive Ends Nov 20, 2012, 00:05 Parias
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 21:50:
Seeing as we can't verify these numbers. PEs record still stands as the KS record. And even if they were verifiable PEs record still stands for KS regardless. Regardless, people are going to get burned on this. BURNED!!!

Why are you so incredibly determined to shit all over this game at every opportunity?
 
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News Comments > Last Day for Hero-U Kickstarter
4. Re: Last Day for Hero-U Kickstarter Nov 19, 2012, 17:35 Parias
 
Dev wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 14:54:
Zyrxil wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 12:31:
Sell me on this. Why should I risk even $20 on a team who last worked on games 12 years ago? This seems like just another "Hey remember that thing you loved 20 years ago? Here's a huge list of vague promises, give us lots of money." project. If they wanted to make games, they've had plenty of opportunity since then. Or is it that they think they're too good to make a $30k game for release through an Indie publishing channel?
Isn't that similar in some ways to the situation with Chris Roberts and the space sim?

I was going to say the same thing. Of all valid reasons to avoid investing, that shouldn't be one of them. Star Citizen has definitely had no problem getting funding.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Kickstarter Reaches for the Stars
43. Re: Star Citizen Kickstarter Reaches for the Stars Nov 19, 2012, 15:00 Parias
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 14:54:
Cutter wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 14:08:
Wrong. It's the blind optimism and wishful thinking toward this game that's totally unwarranted here. And in couple of years you're going to see that.

Yeah, it's a risk. But I think based on the evidence that it's a small one. Could Roberts pull a Schilling on us? It's possible. But the man basically invented this genre on PC and has a history of shipping multiple games. And given both the work done so far and the enthusiasm, I think he'll be bouyed along with the current of good will.

I was skeptical too, which is why I waited and waited, but in the end I backed.

Ditto, I hardly consider this "blind optimism" - the guy already has a proven track-record. As the Star Citizen initiative is a whole new direction of course, it is still a bit more of an open-ended question on where this will ultimately end up going, and how well it will be delivered... I've seen little that gives me any fear so far, however.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Mister Torgue DLC Next Week; More Details
18. Re: Borderlands 2 Mister Torgue DLC Next Week; More Details Nov 16, 2012, 17:39 Parias
 
RailWizard wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 15:43:
I just meant "gamers" are mostly drooling idiots these days, and they are the market now apparently so the bar is set much lower than before.

I think I know someone who can help with that problem.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Global Play Coming
11. Re: StarCraft II Global Play Coming Nov 10, 2012, 13:00 Parias
 
DG wrote on Nov 10, 2012, 06:36:
For a SP-only player, is SC2 worth buying? Never played SC, did enjoy some of the C&C games (the original, Red Alert & Generals).

Both the original and SC2 are known for having pretty good storylines - I've actually only ever played the series in single-player, and have never touched the competitive multiplayer.
 
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News Comments > No PC Halo 4 Because It's "Designed Specifically for Xbox 360"
11. Re: No PC Halo 4 Because It's Nov 6, 2012, 21:58 Parias
 
fuzzy maxitazz wrote on Nov 6, 2012, 21:19:
And few will comment on this. Because no one on the pc cares about Halo. It seems to me that halo is of little interest to the pc crowd. With good reason i think

I had GREAT interest in playing Halo on the PC, and Halo 2.

The problem is that both games came out with no co-op support, which have always been the main selling points of the franchise for me. In particular I was hoping that by porting both those games to PC, they'd add in proper LAN play so I wouldn't be stuck to playing them in split-screen mode back then - I was crushed when they didn't bother.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits Kickstarter Goal
4. Re: Star Citizen Hits Kickstarter Goal Oct 24, 2012, 10:00 Parias
 
Trevellian wrote on Oct 24, 2012, 09:58:
The fan questions he began answering over on Reddit just reaffirmed to me that it will be the best game of all time as soon as he answered the question "Will it be like Freespace?" with pretty much the answer, "Yes, it will be like Freespace, but my original vision before I sold Digital Anvil to Microsoft." That was enough for me.

Oh, that and the fact he said you'd be able to have more than one player on a Corvette/Destroyer manning different stations on the Bridge.

This is exactly why I invested as well.
 
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News Comments > 0x10c Interview; Test Footage
3. Re: 0x10c Interview; Test Footage Oct 12, 2012, 21:10 Parias
 
This is EXACTLY the sort of game I've been waiting a long time to play - I'll be all over this once it comes out.  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Sep 26, 2012, 20:54 Parias
 
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident is quite awesome. Anyone who hasn't played it yet should take the opportunity to do so now.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
12. Re: matthew@welchkin.net Aug 21, 2012, 13:16 Parias
 
Darks wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 10:56:
Watter wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 10:43:
If this had campaign co-op (like the first) it may well have been a full price, day one purchase, but without it, it's at most a "maybe if I happen to see it on sale sometime" kind of purchase.

I enjoyed the first one quite a bit with a buddy of mine. Despite the setting, the sound effects and animation did a great job of making it fee like Transformers should feel.

According to the steam page, this game does have Coop. I would be curious to see if it really does.

Wait, what? Yeah, can we get confirmation on this? I was about to demand that Steam take my money so I could play this with my friend over the weekend, but if it doesn't have campaign co-op I won't bother.

Edit: Co-optimus says "Four players can team up for the online Escalation mode." for the PS3 version... if it's the same for all platforms, then color me disappointed. Ugh.
 
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News Comments > Irrational Departures
8. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 9, 2012, 00:47 Parias
 
wtf_man wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 21:21:
I have way more interest in Dishonored than Bioshock Infinite.

Something about constantly having to save/escort that girl seems utterly annoying.

Dishonored definitely looks great, but I'm going to play and enjoy both. I guess I'm one of the few who really enjoyed those sorts of portions of HL2: Episode 1 / 2 - I thought they were really well done, and I hope BS: Infinite pulls off this sort of thing just as well.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Specs; Founders Program Tomorrow
6. Re: MechWarrior Online Specs; Founders Program Tomorrow Jun 19, 2012, 00:14 Parias
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 18, 2012, 22:33:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 18, 2012, 22:17:
I dunno. Hard to get excited without a campaign to play through either SP or Coop.

It'd be cool if they could weave some story arcs into stuff. Anyway, sitll waiting for my key!

Ditto, having this stuck as multiplayer-only is quite disappointing - but I'm gonna end up playing it anyways.
 
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