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Signed On Aug 28, 2002, 23:14
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: No subject Jun 6, 2004, 05:54 Squirmer
 
Framerate is lower, engine is even chunkier (that's saying a lot when looking at the Dark Engine,) Garrett can no longer swim, rope arrows are non-existent, the climbing gloves do not consistently work, the stupid loot twinkles now, the mist 'o level loads completely take you out of the game, there are ridiculous amounts of loot in the game (finished with over $40K), the NPCs magically respawn, the AI occasionally just wigs out, etc.

You cannot be serious. These are incredibly minor details that you DO NOT CARE ABOUT when actually playing. Not unless you're deliberately focusing on the negatives, in which case you've ruined the game for yourself.

I have a feeling a lot of people who don't like the game are the same people who hated DX:IW and went on a hate spree against Ion Storm. They slammed the game before they'd ever played it, and now find it impossible to look past the negatives. It's a real shame because Thief 3 is a fantastic game.

Even the person running thief3.org thought the game was pretty good. Now that's saying something.

 
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News Comments > Specter of a Spector Departure?
56. Re: Shut up, fags. May 29, 2004, 10:20 Squirmer
 
I say fuck Ion Storm, They made one good game, Deus Ex, and thats about it. I will never forgive them for Daikatana.
They deserve whats coming to them. May they burn in Game Developer Hell where they will undoubtly end up being pulled by Eidos after all these job cuts.


Anyone who wishes game developers to fail really doesn't deserve a reply, but I will anyway. First of all, Daikatana was made by a totally different company, Ion Storm Dallas, not Ion Storm Austin who made Deus Ex. Second, if you bash Dallas, you at least have to acknowledge the other game they made: Anachronox, which is excellent.

 
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News Comments > Specter of a Spector Departure?
42. Re: My thoughts... May 28, 2004, 23:19 Squirmer
 
I don't care if a game is unpolished as long as it's good. DX:IW was a good game. I understand why a lot of people hate it, but underneath the presentation was quality game design. And it certainly wasn't a 'me too' game.

 
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News Comments > Specter of a Spector Departure?
39. Re: Warren Spector / DX2 May 28, 2004, 22:13 Squirmer
 
Making the game for xbox and pc at the same time is what hampered DX:IW... Not the technology....

I don't think you can separate those two issues.

 
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News Comments > Specter of a Spector Departure?
37. Re: Warren Spector / DX2 May 28, 2004, 21:45 Squirmer
 
Sorry, I should clarify: DX1 was certainly a better game overall. But the people who worked on DX:IW knew about gameplay. I think it's nothing short of a tragedy that the great gameplay in IW was so hampered by the technology. Remember that Ion Storm created their own tech for the game, and they did it in less than 3 years. How long has HL2 been in development? Not to mention the simultaneous constraints of Xbox development.

I remember Harvey Smith saying he wished they hadn't made their own tech for DX:IW, because it was so hard to make a game at the same time. It's a real shame.

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News Comments > Specter of a Spector Departure?
34. Re: Warren Spector / DX2 May 28, 2004, 21:05 Squirmer
 
I don't think most people realise why DX:IW was a disappointment. If you could look under the flaws, there's a very innovative game there. The gameplay is actually better than DX1's, but it was hard to get to because of poor performance and sloppy presentation. I firmly believe that DX3 would have been an excellent game, but we might not even see it now. We should be mourning the downsizing of a company like Ion Storm, because they were one of the few companies holding the torch of innovation.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Gamespot review May 26, 2004, 19:58 Squirmer
 
Yeah, that's a strange thing to say. But also in this new game you have more options: you can sell loot for goods, but you can also steal goods from the City in between missions if you want more. Sounds okay to me.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Thief & Singles
37. Re: No subject May 26, 2004, 01:19 Squirmer
 
Another thing to keep in mind is that the guy at Gone Gold, who has finished the game, said it's perhaps even better than the first two. This guy, remember, hated DX:IW. But he seems to love T3.

Personally, I'm not trusting any reviews on T:DS. I don't trust them to be completely honest. I'm getting it myself, and then I'll judge.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
14. Re: This is a real upgrade... May 24, 2004, 22:54 Squirmer
 
I find it quite strange that this review calls it 'a terrific game' and gave it 4 stars, and you guys are saying it's a failure.

You would write off a Thief game because it has poor graphics?

 
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News Comments > Snowblind Unveiled
22. Re: No subject May 24, 2004, 02:16 Squirmer
 
I love all this criticism about a game none of you know anything about. It's so rampant at this place (on the whole internet really). As soon as a new game is announced everyone pounces with the same old lines: PFFT! OLD! UNORIGINAL! RIP-OFF! LAME! CONSOLES SUCK (an old favourite)!

Think about all the criticisms that would have been leveled at Far Cry: yet another shooter, set on a deserted island, with some sort of scientific experiment that made a whole bunch of monsters. It's as hammy as a ham could possibly ham, but it was a good game.

Oh, and obviously Eidos isn't aiming at the PC elitists who won't have anything to do with consoles, so I don't think they'll cry over your lost money.

 
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News Comments > Origin of the Species
2. Re: No subject May 21, 2004, 11:56 Squirmer
 
Interesting title. I wonder if it'll be another dumb shooter or something deeper.

 
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News Comments > id's Next Game
23. Re: I LIKE corridor shooters May 15, 2004, 00:21 Squirmer
 
'Corridor shooter' was the wrong term. I mean shooters where you just wander around shooting monsters and that's all. I think games are moving beyond that, and Id has the money and talent to show us some great stuff. They'll make a ton of money from Doom 3, I'm sure, so they can afford to take a risk or two.

For the record, I don't consider Far Cry innovative, so the inclusion of outdoor areas alone is not enough to wow me.

 
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News Comments > id's Next Game
2. Re: No subject May 14, 2004, 22:26 Squirmer
 
New IP or not, I'm more interested in whether it'll be another corridor shooter or whether iD will try something innovative for once in the last decade. We know they're capable.

 
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News Comments > More Game Movies
44. Re: I dont want to say this but... May 12, 2004, 20:55 Squirmer
 
I think HL2 will be great. It seems like the only real criticisms of it is that the graphics are a little dated compared to the likes of Far Cry. Who cares? People still play HL1 today, and it ain't for the graphics.

 
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News Comments > Monolith Screenshot
31. Re: No subject May 7, 2004, 22:24 Squirmer
 
Blues News didn't used to be filled with such stupid comments, did it? I guess companies open themselves up for snap judgement when they only release one screenshot, but still ... Judging the entire thing on that is nothing short of ridiculous.

 
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News Comments > Thief: Deadly Shadows Gold
45. Re: Demo May 5, 2004, 20:46 Squirmer
 
Wow, there's a lot of ignorance in this thread. It's one thing to be cynical and pessimistic, but quite another to be plain idiotic.

 
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News Comments > Imperial Glory Announced
8. Re: *blink* May 5, 2004, 09:42 Squirmer
 
I liked Praetorians, and I'm glad Pyro are having another go at the RTS genre. I'm not so big on the 19th century, but I'll be keeping an eye on this.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Q&As
12. Re: Good writing revisited Apr 24, 2004, 21:15 Squirmer
 
And using "they" as an indeterminate singular pronoun has never been good form.

'They' is perfectly acceptable, and far better than using 'he' or 'she'. I don't know which style guides you use, but 'they' is becoming increasingly common and much more acceptable.

 
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News Comments > Game Movies
17. Re: No subject Apr 22, 2004, 22:03 Squirmer
 
You know, even many Thief purists are quite impressed with these latest videos. I don't know why all you people are so negative. These latest videos show some classic Thief gameplay.

 
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News Comments > Op Flashpoint: Resistance & GotY Patches
20. Re: No subject Apr 15, 2004, 09:35 Squirmer
 
If a game dares to be as ambitious as Op Flashpoint, I can forgive many bugs. I would rather a buggy Op Flashpoint than a polished-till-you-see-your-pores-in-it Painkiller.

 
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