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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Mar 31, 2014, 04:00 Jerykk
 
Hah, I like that Objective Game Reviews site. Absolutely no opinions stated, just facts. Attaching a score to that does seem a bit weird, though.  
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News Comments > On Sale
12. Re: On Sale Mar 31, 2014, 03:56 Jerykk
 
Well, that's only if you agree that sowftware can only be licensed and not owned. I don't. I pay for a copy of something and it's mine as far as I'm concerned. Just like books, CDs, DVDs, cars, furniture, etc. No one seens to have a problem going to a restaurant and paying more for resold food. So it's an entirely a matter of perspective on that front.

That's not a good analogy. The ingredients used in restaurants are sold to restaurants for that explicit purpose: to be used as ingredients to create meals. The Humble Bundle keys were never intended to be resold or for anything other than personal use. A more accurate analogy would be someone buying ingredients for super cheap and then reselling them to restaurants at higher (but still below regular) prices, cutting out the providers of said ingredients.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
38. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Mar 31, 2014, 00:44 Jerykk
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 19:04:
Jerykk wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 18:52:
Okay..? If Early Access helps make the game better, what exactly is the problem? Would you rather they avoid Early Access and release an inferior game?

Well in my case, the issue is they ran a Kickstarter plus Early Access. To me that's double-dipping. They not only did they meet their Kickstarter goal, they exceeded it. So why do they need Early Access now? It doesn't say anywhere on Steam that Early Access will make the game even better then was planned with their Kickstarter funds.

I'd rather see a real indie dev that really need the funds and marketing that Early Access provides in their place.

Games are expensive to make. Very few games are released within budget, letalone in a polished and truly final state. Too many games are released prematurely because the developers need to start generating revenue before the game is finished. X: Rebirth is a perfect example of this. Early Access is basically the same as releasing an unfinished game, only the game is clearly labeled as unfinished and there's a much greater chance of the game actually being finished because the developers are getting paid during development.

$625k (before taxes and other expenses) is pocket change for a videogame. Any developer, indie or otherwise, can make a better game when they have more money. Could Stainless have completed Carmageddon with only their Kickstarter funding? Probably, but it would have definitely been a lesser game. More money = better game and as a gamer, that's all I care about.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
15. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Mar 30, 2014, 18:52 Jerykk
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 18:14:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 17:46:
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 16:37:
Yes but they already had a over-successful Kickstarter. They are simply milking it with Early Access now.

For games that aspire to have better than 8-bit graphics, kickstarter funds are a mere fraction of what is required.

That's not what they said. They said they needed $400K. They got $625K. They should have more than enough to make the game. If they didn't ask for enough to fulfill their commitments I would consider that fraud.

Okay..? If Early Access helps make the game better, what exactly is the problem? Would you rather they avoid Early Access and release an inferior game?

I've never really understood the mentality that some people have towards crowdfunding. They complain when kickstarter projects are delayed (despite the fact that original release dates are estimates created before stretch goals are accounted for) and they complain when projects go on Early Access. It's like they don't care about quality or polish and only want the games to release on time and within the original budget. In essence, they act exactly like publishers.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
3. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Mar 30, 2014, 16:28 Jerykk
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 15:49:
Early access is going to be the death of this industry. It's giving up a feast tomorrow for a sandwich today...

What? Early Access provides the following:

1) Early revenue stream so developers can finish their games without resorting to investors or publishers.
2) Free testing and feedback for the developers so the final game can be more polished and better tuned to what customers actually want.
3) Removes the need to release broken games as final when they clearly aren't final.

I don't see how any of those things is bad. There are a lot of games that would have benefit from Early Access. X: Rebirth and Sword of the Stars 2 come to mind.

The only potential downside (which has yet to be proven) is for multiplayer games. If most of the community plays the game during Early Access, it's possible that they might get burned out before the game officially releases, resulting in a smaller community at launch.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation in October
12. Re: Alien: Isolation in October Mar 29, 2014, 21:21 Jerykk
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Mar 29, 2014, 19:13:
This game should have co-op campaign. If it did, I'd buy it full price out of the gate. But since it's single-player only, gonna wait a long while when i can pick it up for $7.

What? Co-op would completely ruin any sense of immersion or suspense. The game is called Alien: Isolation, for crying out loud. Co-op is the exact opposite of isolation.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trademark
17. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trademark Mar 29, 2014, 17:55 Jerykk
 
Definitely looking forward to this. I thought DX:HR was great but had plenty of room for improvement (better AI, better graphics, more interactive environments, better balancing, better energy system, etc).

While The Fall was disappointing, I don't think it was up to Eidos Montreal. Square likely told them to make a mobile game and that was that.
 
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News Comments > Raven's Cry Delayed Again
4. Re: Raven's Cry Delayed Again Mar 29, 2014, 06:33 Jerykk
 
I wasn't very impressed by the Two Worlds games but that's mainly because they were so painfully generic. The pirate setting is already far more interesting so hopefully the rest of the game holds up.

Here's some new footage (including naval combat): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsBlIPsWaqI

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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
8. Re: Morning Screenshots Mar 28, 2014, 05:11 Jerykk
 
And I wonder if that's meant to be Oracle Bats is talking to on the holo-comm on his wrist. Havent seen or heard her mentioned in any of the previous Arkham games, have we?

You talk to her a lot in Arkham Asylum. I don't remember if she's in City. She makes a cameo appearance in Origins.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space Free on Origin
30. Re: Dead Space Free on Origin Mar 27, 2014, 23:28 Jerykk
 
ItBurn wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 23:04:
Dead Space is probably the worst PC port I've ever played. It's basically unplayable, looks like crap and is just a consolized mess. I gave up after an hour. And I LOVE horror games.

You haven't played a lot of PC ports. Saints Row 2 and Resident Evil 4 (the original port) were way, way, way worse than Dead Space. I'm talking about missing lighting, zero mouse support, horribly broken performance, etc. Dead Space's only significant issue was related to V-Sync and was easily fixable.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Online Early Access Next Week
3. Re: Shadowrun Online Early Access Next Week Mar 27, 2014, 23:26 Jerykk
 
Seems like poor planning. They should have realized that the Jagged Alliance Online engine wouldn't work for the game before they even launched the Kickstarter.  
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior Demo
14. Re: Shadow Warrior Demo Mar 27, 2014, 14:57 Jerykk
 
The new SW was great. Stabbing things in the face never got old.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 25, 2014, 04:43 Jerykk
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 14:13:
InBlack wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 08:23:
So DayZ Alpha appears to be the new Skyrim? Im not sure how I feel about an alpha game selling so well. I hope it ends up being a proper game and all.

Yea. Wish I hadn't bought it. Featureless game with nothing to do.

It's a sandbox. You set your own goals and create stuff to do. If you bought the game without realizing this, you probably should have done more research beforehand.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Mar 23, 2014, 06:11 Jerykk
 
I thought Papers Please was great. There's a certain satisfaction to be gained from paying attention to details and foiling those who would try to deceive you. The game also offers a surprisingly engaging story with branching paths and ambiguous moral choices.  
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Disappears from Steam
28. Re: Bulletstorm Disappears from Steam Mar 23, 2014, 03:25 Jerykk
 
headkase wrote on Mar 23, 2014, 01:47:
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 22, 2014, 22:58:
headkase wrote on Mar 22, 2014, 16:47:
Task wrote on Mar 22, 2014, 16:33:
Just like when Fallout (originals) were removed from steam, some companies are just blowhards. fucking Bethesda...

Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout: Tactics are back on Steam. They were removed for a short period because the sale of all Interplay IP completed to Bethesda and Bethesda took them off while they redid the art and such to rebrand the games as their own and then they put them back on Steam.

The pages exist but you still can't buy them. I'm sure you already knew that, right?

No, I did not know that. I bought my copies off of GOG.com, they aren't available for purchase there either but they're still in my purchased games list. Eh, time for a torrent then.

Why would you need to torrent them when you already have them on GOG..?
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza
24. Re: Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza Mar 23, 2014, 01:03 Jerykk
 
The problem with FC3 is the same problem that all of Ubisoft's open-world games have. Too shallow and too repetitive. Populating your world with generic and shallow side activities and an absurd amount of collectibles doesn't make it more interesting. What makes it interesting are complex missions with branching paths, ambiguous moral choices and a meaningful impact on the game world. By the time I reached the second island in FC3, I had already seen everything the game had to offer many times over.  
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Disappears from Steam
19. Re: Bulletstorm Disappears from Steam Mar 22, 2014, 20:02 Jerykk
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Mar 22, 2014, 15:05:
That reminds me, I still haven't completed this. But it still pisses me off that the game doesn't allow you to jump - it's a console game through and through.

What does lack of jumping have to do with consoles? I seriously don't understand that correlation. There are plenty of console games (including shooters) that have jumping. There are also PC shooters that don't have jumping (Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, Operation Flashpoint, ArmA, etc).

You may love jumping and hate consoles but there is literally no correlation between the two.

As for Bulletstorm, the levels weren't designed with jumping in mind. Therefore, there would be no benefit to jumping even if you could. It's not a platformer. It's not Quake. It's not UT. It's not Tribes. Saying that every shooter should have jumping is about as arbitrary as saying that every shooter should have leaning, iron sights or reloading.
 
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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
11. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Mar 20, 2014, 05:11 Jerykk
 
I think you guys are exaggerating a bit when calling Steam "unusable." Sure, there are more releases now but it takes all of 5 seconds to look at each one. Check the new releases, click on titles that seem interesting, glance at a few screenshots, read the descriptions if you're still interested, done. It's a negligible investment of time and effort.

As for BoneTown, apparently the censored, non-XXX version was greenlit.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Mar 19, 2014, 02:46 Jerykk
 
Not sure if it even qualifies as an RPG. It's basically an action game with RPG elements. At the very least, it has a cool setting.  
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News Comments > On Sale
12. Re: On Sale Mar 19, 2014, 02:39 Jerykk
 
harlock wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 00:21:
Cutter wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 17:53:
If you haven't grabbed Expeditions: Conquistador yet, run, don't walk, to get it. Totally a steal for $5. I don't know how or why this was overlooked by so many people but it's a gem. Ima probably give this another playthrough again very soon. I hope it did well enough to warrant a follow-up.

yeh its pretty damn good

fun fact: they lifted lots of stuff from D&D for the combat, sometimes word-for-word

Really? What did they take from D&D? One thing I really liked about Expeditions is that, unlike in D&D, there's 100% chance-to-hit for all melee attacks. There's nothing more annoying than missing a melee attack in turn-based combat.

As for the game's lack of success, I think much of it is unfortunately due to the setting. It's not fantasy or sci-fi and apparently most people have little to no interest in historical RPGs. It's a shame because Expeditions was great and I'd love to see more RPGs explore non-traditional settings.
 
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