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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale May 31, 2013, 01:04 Jerykk
 
Technically, Ninja Theory didn't make the DmC PC port. It was handled by another studio. Same with MGS Revengeance. As long as the ports are good, I don't care who makes them, but it's important to keep in mind that these studios had nothing to do with the PC versions of their games.  
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News Comments > Massive Chalice - Double Fine's Strategy Game Kickstarter
8. Re: Massive Chalice - Double Fine's Strategy Game Kickstarter May 30, 2013, 23:50 Jerykk
 
Can someone like DF fund this themselves or secure the financing and still make it their way without having to go hat in hand?

No, they likely couldn't fund it themselves. Most independent studios survive from project to project. They have little, if any, expendable income. The revenue they get from the PC versions of Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, Stacking, Costume Quest and Iron Brigade are probably only enough to keep the studio afloat in-between projects. And I can pretty much guarantee that no publisher (except for Paradox) would have any interest in this game.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed May 30, 2013, 02:44 Jerykk
 
Not really sure what Sarkeesian is trying to accomplish. The games industry is male-dominated and the vast majority of writers are not only male but also lousy writers. Male + lousy writer = sexist tropes. Nothing new there. Stating the obvious isn't going to change anyone's mind. Then she claims that these tropes desensitize men to violence against women. Even if that were true, getting rid of the tropes wouldn't stop people from committing violence. People commit violence because they had troubled upbringings (negligent and/or abusive parents, typically). If someone has no respect for the law or human life, changing the writing of videogames isn't going to fix that.

So, given that these videos are just stating the obvious and aren't going to change a thing, they basically boil down to glorified whining.
 
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News Comments > Gunpoint Demo Now; Game Next Week
5. Re: Gunpoint Demo Now; Game Next Week May 28, 2013, 12:28 Jerykk
 
PHJF wrote on May 28, 2013, 09:02:
action/RPG my ass.

It's a stealth puzzle-platformer. Not sure why Blue described it as an ARPG.

Anyway, I thought the demo was pretty entertaining. The writing is appropriately tongue-in-cheek and the crosslink mechanic has a lot of depth. Also, pouncing on guards and punching them silly is always fun.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
95. Re: Steam Top 10 May 27, 2013, 22:50 Jerykk
 
Quinn touched on my issue when he mentioned immersion. Obviously even in the best games the illusion is never convincing enough to make us forget that we are only playing a game, but it's a relative thing I think. I've been playing Borderlands 2 for over 250 hours now and I am not the least bit tired of it. While I never find myself thinking I actually am a Vault Hunter on Pandora, I can easily lose myself in the fascinating world with its interesting characters, and I love doing it. When it comes to sidescrollers I cannot do that. The best way I can describe it is that I don't feel a part of the game world, no matter how well conceived or how interesting its characters, because of the extremely limited range of movement you are allowed through it and how it is presented. My little avatar is not "in" the world; rather he seems to be running and jumping between flat surfaces that are in front of it, sort of like an actor in front of a green screen in a bland studio. The beautiful world of Trine just comes across as a lovely mosaic that I get to run and jump side to side in front of but never actually enter.

Fair enough. I can accept that certain perspectives are just immersion-breaking for some people. I've seen a few people who can't stand either first-person games or third-person games too. I was under the impression that you considered all 2D side-scrollers to be the same but clearly isn't the case. Consider me off your back.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
90. Re: Steam Top 10 May 27, 2013, 17:05 Jerykk
 
Quboid wrote on May 27, 2013, 08:04:
Jerykk wrote on May 27, 2013, 05:24:
Prez wrote on May 27, 2013, 01:49:
"2D side-scroller" isn't even a genre, it's a camera perspective.

No, 2D is a perspective. A sidescroller is a sidescroller, not a "perspective". I've already said I like many 2D games. On the other hand I like virtually no sidescrollers. It's got nothing to do with perspective and everything to do with how limiting, constricting, and lifeless a sidescrolling game feels to me. Make it a top down 2D game with the exact same art and suddenly it becomes something I'm possibly interested in.

I would try any 2D RPG because there's a good chance I would like it. I would not try a sidescrolling RPG because there's virtually no chance I would like it. They are not for me. Why is that so hard for you to understand????? Dizzy

How would you define "side-scroller"? Fallout 1 and 2 were both 2D games that had a scrolling camera. Diablo was a 2D game that had a scrolling camera. By "side-scroller," you're specifically referring to a 2D, side-view of the world. Therefore, it is indeed a perspective. Which brings us back to my original point that disliking a game because of its perspective seems silly. It's like saying that you don't like first-person or third-person games, even though there's a huge range of genres that use either perspective.

I guess it is plausible that some people would find certain perspectives inherently awkward or irritating. Just seems like such a waste to miss out on great games solely because of that.

I don't think Prez means "a 2D game with sideways scrolling", he's using "2D side-scroller" to refer to the genre that Dust, Sonic and Prince of Persia belong to. Although these can have other genre features (RPG elements, or beat-em-up features; putting a game into a single genre is increasingly a fool's errand), they all have the same basic gameplay system. There are other games which are 2D (or 2.5D) and feature sideways scrolling but which I wouldn't call a 2D side-scroller. Fallout, Civilization, Cannon-Fodder - all 2D and all have sideways scrolling, but they're not what I would call 2D side-scrollers and I don't think they're what Prez would call 2D side-scrollers either.

What is the right name for these? 2D platformers? That's not ideal either.

2D vertical scrollers (sometimes called shoot-em-ups, but I associate that with FPS games) are a similar genre, popular with many and good luck to you one and all, but they're not for me.

Dust is a beat-em-up. Sonic is a platformer. Prince of Persia is a pseudorealistic platformer. All three are very different games from different genres, yet you place them all under the same, ambiguous category of "2D side-scroller." I take issue with that because they are completely different games. That's like me putting Morrowind, Doom and Amnesia all under the same category just because they're all first-person. Also, it's not that hard to categorize games. Just look at the primary gameplay mechanic. If a game primarily revolves around shooting stuff, it's a shooter. If a game primarily revolves around beating stuff up, it's a beat-em-up. If a game primarily revolves around platforming, it's a platformer. Genres are defined by gameplay, not by perspective.

As I mentioned before, you're defining "2D side-scroller" as a game with a 2D, side-view camera that scrolls with the player. That still covers a huge range of games from different genres. If, for some reason, you can't stand that type of camera, I guess I can understand. However, you shouldn't assume that all games that use that camera belong to the same genre.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
70. Re: Steam Top 10 May 27, 2013, 05:24 Jerykk
 
Prez wrote on May 27, 2013, 01:49:
"2D side-scroller" isn't even a genre, it's a camera perspective.

No, 2D is a perspective. A sidescroller is a sidescroller, not a "perspective". I've already said I like many 2D games. On the other hand I like virtually no sidescrollers. It's got nothing to do with perspective and everything to do with how limiting, constricting, and lifeless a sidescrolling game feels to me. Make it a top down 2D game with the exact same art and suddenly it becomes something I'm possibly interested in.

I would try any 2D RPG because there's a good chance I would like it. I would not try a sidescrolling RPG because there's virtually no chance I would like it. They are not for me. Why is that so hard for you to understand????? Dizzy

How would you define "side-scroller"? Fallout 1 and 2 were both 2D games that had a scrolling camera. Diablo was a 2D game that had a scrolling camera. By "side-scroller," you're specifically referring to a 2D, side-view of the world. Therefore, it is indeed a perspective. Which brings us back to my original point that disliking a game because of its perspective seems silly. It's like saying that you don't like first-person or third-person games, even though there's a huge range of genres that use either perspective.

I guess it is plausible that some people would find certain perspectives inherently awkward or irritating. Just seems like such a waste to miss out on great games solely because of that.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed Rivals Announced
17. Re: Need for Speed Rivals Announced May 26, 2013, 23:56 Jerykk
 
Test Drive and NFS are separate franchises. Test Drive was once the main competition to NFS, though it basically died a long time ago.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
56. Re: Steam Top 10 May 26, 2013, 23:46 Jerykk
 
I remember you saying that you don't like 4x space strategy games (I think it was in a Sins of a Solar Empire thread) and no one jumped your shit even though Master of Orion is one of the best PC games ever made. Why do you have such a hard time handling that other people don't like 2D sidescrollers?

4X is a very specific subgenre of strategy games. "2D side-scroller" isn't even a genre, it's a camera perspective. That's the issue here. As I said before, if you dislike platformers, that's fine. "Platformer" is a specific genre that doesn't appeal to everyone. But to automatically dismiss any game that uses a 2D, side-scrolling perspective, regardless of genre, seems silly to me. About as silly as dismissing any game based solely on its perspective, whether it be first-person, third-person, isometric or top-down. Perspective != genre.

First-person is not a genre. Third-person is not a genre. Isometric is not a genre. Side-scrolling is not a genre.

So I do not share your fear; if anything, I have the opposite fear as you. If PC's drop the niche markets and focus solely on large AAA 3D games, then they might as well be just console-ports. Which, after time, would mean loads of games along the lines of Madden 2021 / Call of Duty 39 / Modern Warfare 23.5 / etc.

That's already happening. The vast majority of AAA games are multiplatform and designed for consoles. Most of these games are ported to PC and as such, the majority of AAA PC games are ports. However, these games still coexist with the indies and I see no reason why this would ever change. PC will always be the most accessible platform for developers, making it the ideal platform for indies.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
48. Re: Steam Top 10 May 26, 2013, 21:27 Jerykk
 
Prez wrote on May 26, 2013, 21:01:
Also, it's pretty ridiculous to automatically dismiss a game simply because it's 2D sidescroller. That's just as stupid as dismissing a game because it's 3D. A genre is a genre, regardless of camera perspective. There are 2D platformers, shooters, beat-em-ups, stealth games, horror games, RPGs, adventure games, you name it. To say "Oh, this game must suck because it has a scrolling 2D camera" is incredibly dumb. It's like calling every first-person game a Doom clone and every third-person game a Tomb Raider clone.

So how many 2D sidescrollers do I need to play and be bored to tears by before I can legitimately be allowed to just say I am not a fan of 2D sidescrollers? I haven't found one yet in 36 years of gaming that kept me interested enough to finish it, or even play it more than a few hours. I didn't say I don't like 2D games (I love Faster than Light and Space Rangers is one of my most favorite games of all time) - it's sidescrolling platformers that bore the friggin' snot out of me. I understand WHY so many indies make them, since they are way cheaper to make than 3D open worlds, but that does not mean I have to like them, cause I don't, and seemingly can't.

The problem is that you're automatically assuming that every 2D game with a scrolling camera is a platformer. Mark of the Ninja is not a platformer. Terraria is not a platformer. Lone Survivor is not a platformer. Dust is not a platformer. Reus is not a platformer. Shank is not a platformer. Some of these games may contain platforming elements but that doesn't make them platformers unless platforming is the focus of the game.

If you don't like platformers, that's fine. However, you shouldn't arbitrarily assume that every 2D side-scroller is a platformer.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
44. Re: Steam Top 10 May 26, 2013, 20:44 Jerykk
 
Quinn wrote on May 26, 2013, 19:45:
Dust...
Reus...

There's so much enthusiasm around all these 2D games coming from PC gamers. This is surprising to me, because I always thought one of the main differences between console gamers and PC gamers were that the first play games for some mindless entertainment, while the latter play games for immersion.

In a way, I find said enthusiasm... concerning? Concerning because who knows.. maybe a few years from now the PC is the platform for arcade-y.. 'indie' games.. and it's the consoles you have to go to for stuff like Metro, Deus Ex, Van Helsing.

I must be over-reacting here. But still I don't really get how a PC community can get so excited about these side-scrollers.

The PC has always been about choice. Choice of hardware, choice of options, choice of games.

Also, it's pretty ridiculous to automatically dismiss a game simply because it's 2D side-scroller. That's just as stupid as dismissing a game because it's 3D. A genre is a genre, regardless of camera perspective. There are 2D platformers, shooters, beat-em-ups, stealth games, horror games, RPGs, adventure games, you name it. To say "Oh, this game must suck because it has a scrolling 2D camera" is incredibly dumb. It's like calling every first-person game a Doom clone and every third-person game a Tomb Raider clone.
 
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News Comments > PC Destiny Talk
29. Re: PC Destiny Talk May 24, 2013, 23:41 Jerykk
 
Smellfinger wrote on May 24, 2013, 17:52:
ItBurn wrote on May 24, 2013, 11:28:
I'm in the Halo sucks category.

If you think Halo sucks, I can only imagine what you consider a good single player FPS.

No One Lives Forever, FEAR, Bulletstorm, Bioshock, Far Cry, Crysis, Wolfenstein, Quake, Prey, Stalker, Shadow Warrior, Painkiller, Half-Life, Unreal, SiN, Dark Forces, Doom, Serious Sam, Deus Ex, Shogo... pretty much every shooter ever made has better SP than Halo. Though, I'm basing this on Halo 1 and 2. Halo 1's level design was downright awful. They literally copied and pasted the same sections over and over, to the point where you had no sense of direction. To remedy this, they put giant glowing arrows on the ground pointing you in the right direction. You know your level design sucks when you have to rely on giant glowing arrows. Halo 2 was slightly better but still only mediocre at best.

The only decent thing about Halo SP is the AI. That's it. Unfortunately, it's not nearly good enough to compensate for the rest of the SP's shortcomings.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches May 24, 2013, 04:31 Jerykk
 
They really need to fix the deadzone issue in RE:R. There's no reason why there should ever be a deadzone when using a mouse.  
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News Comments > Dying Light Announced
19. Re: Dying Light Announced May 24, 2013, 04:28 Jerykk
 
 
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News Comments > Atari Fire Sale
36. Re: Atari Fire Sale May 24, 2013, 00:00 Jerykk
 
Wonder if anyone will buy the Blood IP. Devolver Digital seems like the most likely candidate, considering that they bought Shadow Warrior and the rights to the pre-DNF Duke.  
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News Comments > Dying Light Announced
17. Re: Dying Light Announced May 23, 2013, 23:57 Jerykk
 
Dead Island + Minecraft + Mirror's Edge. Sounds good to me. Hopefully Techland will make sure it's polished and ready before release.  
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News Comments > MS's PC Gaming Disregard to Continue
27. Re: MS's PC Gaming Disregard to Continue May 22, 2013, 23:33 Jerykk
 
Where can I pre-order the new Solitaire?  
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News Comments > Batman Arkham Origins Trailer
15. Re: Batman Arkham Origins Trailer May 21, 2013, 04:47 Jerykk
 
Wonder what other villains will be in the game. Could be cool to see Scarface and Firefly in action. The game's a prequel, so Hush won't be in it.

On a side note, I can't help but feel like this is just a quick cash-in while Rocksteady works on a proper sequel. Epic did the same with the latest Gears and Sony did the same with the latest God of War. That said, there have only been two Arkham games thus far so I can't complain too much about more of the same.

On another side note, Blur did a fantastic job with Black Mask's eyes. They really make him look like a psycho under that mask.

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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale May 21, 2013, 03:36 Jerykk
 
Being on Steam doesn't mean anything. Steam just sells games, they don't guarantee that they will work on the latest OS. You're thinking of GOG.  
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior Revival Details
16. Re: Shadow Warrior Revival Details May 21, 2013, 02:18 Jerykk
 
Beamer wrote on May 20, 2013, 14:56:
Wildone wrote on May 20, 2013, 14:46:
guessing there will be no Wang jokes in this P.C. age. All my asian friends loved that shit though

"All my black friends are cool with me saying the n word!"

I'm Asian and thought Lo Wang was hilarious. In fact, I'm pretty sure all the reviewers who were upset by it were white.
 
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