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Signed On Nov 17, 2002, 22:48
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Origins
46. Re: Dragon Age Ships Nov 3, 2009, 15:05 Stanly Manly
 
RE: Uncharted 2.

Ugh, that game was barely worth the rent. Reminded me way too much of Killzone 2. Amazing visuals, technically impressive, yet just tedious and frenetic to actually play. I was forcing my way through levels just to see cutscenes and finish the game, not because it was enjoyable.

Can't comment on the multiplayer aspect though, as I was not interested in it. Perhaps that is the game's saving grace, because an 8 hour single player campaign with a meaningless collection "sidegame", predictable story, repetitive ambush style fights, and typical "find relic that leads to another relic that leads to another relic" game design is just not enough to warrant a $60 purchase price.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Origins
32. Re: If D2D ever unlocks it... Nov 3, 2009, 13:48 Stanly Manly
 
And with The Witcher, Demon's Souls and Valkyria Chronicles still awaiting my attention...Dragon's Age will have to wait.

I can't speak for The Witcher, but Demon's Souls and Valkyria Chronicles were great games. You won't be disappointed.

One word of advice in Demon's Souls... the first time you lose what appears to be a ridiculously large amount of souls, just realize that later on, you will wonder why you even cared about such a small amount.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Origins
17. Re: If D2D ever unlocks it... Nov 3, 2009, 12:53 Stanly Manly
 
If you think gamespot gives credible reviews, then I've got some great investments for you with guaranteed 30% returns.  
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News Comments > Asheron's Call Anniversary
13. Re: Asheron's Call Anniversary Nov 2, 2009, 18:36 Stanly Manly
 
AC was crap. You had to use a 3rd party application to figure out your spells (sweetpea), you had to use manastones to "recharge" your magic items, pathing and monster AI was horrendous, loot was ridiculous, farming/grinding was tedious, the buffing system was utterly sadistic, and the running... dear god the endless running...

AC fans remind me of people with fecalphilia... sure they might enjoy the taste of crap, but most people probably won't.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Wine Tycoon
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Wine Tycoon Nov 2, 2009, 10:55 Stanly Manly
 
Next up... Meth Mogul.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Game Reviews Nov 1, 2009, 14:49 Stanly Manly
 
I picked up Torchlight, too. Great little game. I have a few gripes with the UI, but hopefully they should be addressed in a patch.

I highly recommend playing on hard or very hard. Normal and easy should be named "really easy" and "even easier than that". The increased difficulty settings really make you think a bit more, instead of just spamming attack.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Man "Caught" Naked. Oct 26, 2009, 11:24 Stanly Manly
 
Myself and my wife are often nude around the house. I imagine a lot of people are. I find nothing offensive or indecent about nudity. This reeks of some bitter, overzealous "christian" trying to push her "morality" on others.

Now, if the guy had his balls up on the glass and was rubbing his nips, that would be a different story. But hell, I've stumbled out of bed after an all-nighter and not realized the shades weren't all the way drawn, as well. Life goes on.

Get over it.
 
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News Comments > Shattered Horizon System Requirements
7. Re: Shattered Horizon System Requirements Oct 22, 2009, 11:52 Stanly Manly
 
If your going to bitch & moan about these "uber high requirements" for games than please dont be a PC gamer & stick to the consoles. PC gaming is like any other hobby (Ie: Golf, Diving, etc.) it's expensive & if you want to hang with the rest of the crowd you need to drop some dough. I agree that maybe its a bit early to push a Vista/Win 7 exclusive right now but by now everyone should have a DX10 card.

Just put it on your credit card! Thats smart economics!
 
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News Comments > Shattered Horizon System Requirements
3. Re: Shattered Horizon System Requirements Oct 22, 2009, 11:03 Stanly Manly
 
Nothing like shiny new graphics to try and spur new hardware/OS sales.

Maybe its just me, but I don't really feel like spending $2000 right now to play this game. Admittedly, it does look nice, and the zero-g flight looks interesting, but just not interesting enough.

"Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10". I wonder exactly what the visual differences would be, if it were made in DX9, and would anyone notice while playing?
 
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News Comments > Flash Dragon Age Prequel
5. Re: Flash Dragon Age Prequel Oct 18, 2009, 23:14 Stanly Manly
 
Hey could we have some more Dragon Age hype, please?

Bioware is looking more like Turbine every day.
 
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News Comments > DDO Cashes in on Free Play
10. Re: DDO Cashes in on Free Play Oct 14, 2009, 15:51 Stanly Manly
 
People are also finding that DDO is a great game. Much better in many respects than everything else out there.

Thanks for the laugh. Opinions are funny, when the person expressing them believe them to be facts. For example, 3 million Chinese drink their own urine, believing it is "healthy". However, over 6 billion people do not drink their own urine, and interestingly enough, are still healthy enough overall to continue to live and procreate.

So, in other words, DDO is piss. A few people will try it, say its great, and try to convince others they should drink piss, too. However, if one looks at the facts, it appears more people would rather drink something other than piss.

Keep on keeping on.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins Merchandizing
10. Re: Dragon Age=Next D&D? Oct 13, 2009, 12:02 Stanly Manly
 
I want this game to not suck.. I really do. Somehow I feel like I'm going to be disappointed.

Just got done watching a fairly long gameplay video. The game looked like it played nearly exactly like Neverwinter Nights 2. Personally, I felt NWN2 was simply not fun, as the gameplay boiled down to struggling against the abhorrent party AI and dynamics.

I guess if you enjoyed NWN2, you'll enjoy DA:O.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins Merchandizing
5. Re: Dragon Age: Origins Merchandizing Oct 13, 2009, 11:07 Stanly Manly
 
This, and the DLC on day 1...

This game just oozes hubris. The attitude behind the game feels like the devs envision an already massive fanbase clamoring for every last tidbit of merchandise.

Seems more like a disneyesque "premade popstar in a box" concept. You know, where they take some unknown, make a sitcom about them being popular, and all the sudden they become popular.

Dragon Age.. the Hanna Montana of video games.

Oh, and yeah.. pass.

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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins Day One DLC Plans
106. Re: Dragon Age DLC Plans Oct 8, 2009, 12:09 Stanly Manly
 
All will be forgiven if you guys make a Baldur's Gate 3 in classic isometric view.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins Day One DLC Plans
41. Re: Dragon Age: Origins Day One DLC Plans Oct 7, 2009, 22:30 Stanly Manly
 
I'm starting to get the impression that what we are seeing here are game developers working on a project that they were told to work on by others that control the money.

Is that true?

If it is, I'm torn. I'd really like to reward game developers who treat players as valued customers. However, you guys also simply need to stay employed. And if your job depends on you doing what you are told to do, then I cannot fault you for that, either.

Maybe I simply have the wrong idea about the state of the game industry. Maybe publishers have game dev's by the balls.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins Day One DLC Plans
19. Re: Dragon Age: Origins Day One DLC Plans Oct 7, 2009, 20:28 Stanly Manly
 
Its an unusual thing when you hear a person involved in the game industry voice their point of view on an issue. In this case, its apparent that nothing was "taken out" of the game in order to charge more on day 1 for the "full" product.

However, many gamers were "raised" on the idea that 100% of the effort should have gone into providing more content into the original game, and that DLC on day 1 shouldn't be necessary. I'd wager that many gamers feel it is a shady business practice altogether, and will want nothing to do with it.

You've already made the choice. Maybe I'm just "old fashioned", and I, along with other gamers like me, aren't even your target market. It seems to me that its a quick grab for cash, as opposed to actually providing something that fans of the game want (since it hasn't even been released yet).

It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Sorry, but I'm passing on your game.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 in Preproduction
7. Re: Dead Space 2 in Preproduction Sep 30, 2009, 11:50 Stanly Manly
 
RE: PC control complaints...

My impression comes from the PS3 version of the game.
 
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News Comments > Safety Dance
3. Re: Microsoft Security Essentials Sep 30, 2009, 11:08 Stanly Manly
 
Take what I say with a grain of salt, as I haven't been in IT for many years now, but back when I was a sys admin, there were a few interesting observations I made about "anti" virus software.

1. Machines with anti-virus software still got viruses.
2. Purchasing anti-virus software for the enterprise was far more expensive than fixing problems with viruses.
3. Keeping anti-virus software up to date was more work than fixing problems caused by viruses.
4. Problems caused by the anti-virus software itself were far more resource consuming than problems caused by viruses.
5. Anti-virus software would keep being installed by users, even if you removed it.
6. Anti-virus software could therefore be considered a virus.

I haven't used "anti" virus software for over 10 years now. I'll let you guess how many viruses I've had to remove from my PC's during that time. I'll give you a hint, its less than 1.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 in Preproduction
1. Re: Dead Space 2 in Preproduction Sep 30, 2009, 10:36 Stanly Manly
 
Awesome.

After playing Dead Space, I found myself unable to play any other FPS type game. The slower pace, the rpg-like elements, the wide field of view, the control, the weapons, the amazing look and feel... I just cannot heap enough praise on this game.

My only gripes were with a few oversites, such as not being able to see your health when your back was to a wall, not being able to use a health pack while aiming, and the melee "chain" attack.

I sincerely hope that the Dead Space team does not stray too far from the dynamics that made the first game so great. New settings, new weapons, new story, a few tweaks here and there, with an even longer campaign, and I'll happily throw my money their way.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Applications
15. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Applications Sep 29, 2009, 12:56 Stanly Manly
 
Just going to wait for a free trail on this one.  
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