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News Comments > Ubisoft: Complexity Holding Back Splinter Cell
21. Re: Ubisoft: Complexity Holding Back Splinter Cell Apr 23, 2013, 15:55 Jerykk
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 23, 2013, 14:05:
Jerykk wrote on Apr 23, 2013, 12:31:
combat should never be a viable option in any stealth game

And that's why I hate stealth games. I like screwing up and having that "holy crap holy crap holy crap" adrenaline chaos of blowing off heads and running for some ductwork and praying that the shots I'm firing land and they shots they aren't don't.

And then I get annoyed that I can just hide in a duct and wait. In better games I can't, so I pop out of the duct on the opposite side of the room and resume taking people out.

But I hate most stealth games. They always feel more like quicksave adventures than other games, and most stealth games are less about doing things right and more about doing them how the level designer hoped you would. Sure, you can go through a level a dozen ways, but a dozen ways that were programmed. This elevator works but that doesn't. Stuff like that. Thief games didn't do this, but man, the Splinter Cell and Hitman games I played certainly did.

The levels in Thief are just as designed as the levels in SC and Hitman, though I guess it depends on which iterations you played. SC: Chaos Theory and Hitman: Blood Money had the most open-ended levels of their respective series.

To me, the appeal of stealth games is perfectionism. Figuring out how to get through a level undetected and leaving no trace behind is tremendously satisfying if the levels are open-ended and AI reactive enough. It essentially becomes a puzzle game that requires a deep understanding of level layouts and AI systems. If I'm detected, I consider that a fail state, even if I'm technically able to recover and progress. Engaging in combat isn't even an option in my mind. If I wanted to fight, I'd play an action game.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft: Complexity Holding Back Splinter Cell
14. Re: Ubisoft: Complexity Holding Back Splinter Cell Apr 23, 2013, 12:31 Jerykk
 
Mark & Execute is terrible and combat should never be a viable option in any stealth game but these days, I'll take what I can get. As long as they allow you to properly ghost your way through levels (no detections, no violence), I'll be happy. Based on what I've seen, it already looks better than Conviction in that regard, as Conviction was clearly designed with the assumption that you'd be killing everyone.

Also, publishers/developers, for the love of god, please stop misusing the term "ghost." It does not just mean "non-lethal." It means "non-violent." The difference between killing someone and knocking them out is pure semantics. The difference between neutralizing someone and avoiding them entirely is not.
 
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News Comments > More THQ IP Sold
20. Re: More THQ IP Sold Apr 23, 2013, 01:55 Jerykk
 
It's true that Nordic has been a better publisher than Jowood thus far. We'll have to see how polished Deadfall is before declaring them redeemed.

In any case, I highly doubt they'll do anything with these IPs. They simply lack the money to fund original AAA games. I suspect they just bought the IPs so they could milk sales of the existing games and possibly resell the rights at a profit if interest ever peaks.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Snags Homeworld IP
64. Re: Gearbox Snags Homeworld IP Apr 22, 2013, 23:05 Jerykk
 
That list could also include Xbox Live and PSN. I'm willing to believe they will release the old games on modern digital services (although I don't trust DuvalMagic as far as he can be thrown) but I struggle to see a future iteration that doesn't include consoles in some way.

Porting a PC RTS to console doesn't make any sense. The genre is a proven failure on consoles and if you want to have any chance of succeeding, you have to build the game from the ground up for consoles. Even then, you'll likely fail unless you have a popular console IP attached (like Halo Wars).

We're more likely to see new Homeworld games on mobile platforms instead of consoles.
 
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News Comments > More THQ IP Sold
15. Re: More THQ IP Sold Apr 22, 2013, 23:01 Jerykk
 
Isn't Nordic just a rebranded Jowood? If so, that doesn't bode well for any of those franchises.

As for Homeworld, I still have no idea why Sega didn't buy that along with Relic. If they want to dominate the PC strategy space (aside from Blizzard), it seems like that would have been a no-brainer.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 21, 2013, 18:31 Jerykk
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 21, 2013, 15:16:
nin wrote on Apr 21, 2013, 14:47:
So. Steam's Top 10 list. We meet again. You seem to have forgotten Skyrim, this time. Slowly, my plan comes to fruition!


Yep, only 20 more months until xmas 2014 sale...you showed them!


If it indeed takes that long, so be it. But I suspect a GMG or other 3rd party site sale long before that. Plenty of time to play through various games I 'need' to finish, shoot down more choppers with my tank and RPG in BF3, and install/play some stuff from the last round of 5-10 dollar sales.

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion and ruining people's K/D ratios in BF3 seem to be taking up my gaming time these days though.

How much do you intend to spend on Skyrim? $5? If so, you'll likely have to wait a while. It was $20 last week on DLGamer and I don't expect for it go any lower than that this year.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - God Mode
8. Re: Steamships Ahoy - God Mode Apr 21, 2013, 00:04 Jerykk
 
Fletch wrote on Apr 20, 2013, 14:46:
Ironic that a consolized, third-person shooter is made by a company called "Old School Games". No buy. Not even interested.

You realize that third-person shooters aren't inherently consolized, right? Max Payne 1 & 2 were designed for PC and were both third-person. Same with MDK. The Tribes games had both first and third-person cameras. Same with the ArmA games.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Unveils The Evil Within
49. Re: Bethesda Unveils The Evil Within Apr 20, 2013, 05:56 Jerykk
 
I'm surprised that people are so angry that this isn't a Fallout 4 announcement. For one, everybody knows that there's going to be another Fallout game. It's an inevitability given the success of the last two games. Secondly, it's hard to get excited about another Bethesda Fallout when Obsidian's Fallout was so much better. If Bethesda announced that Obsidian was going to make the next Fallout, that would be a good reason to get excited.

If this man knows how to write horror, he has yet to show it in my book.

"Write" survival horror? Surely you mean "design" survival horror. This is a game we're talking about, not a book or film. Survival horror doesn't need good writing. It just needs good atmosphere and the ability to make players feel vulnerable and uneasy. Gameplay first, writing second.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Unveils The Evil Within
47. Re: Bethesda Unveils The Evil Within Apr 20, 2013, 04:20 Jerykk
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 19, 2013, 15:31:
Verno wrote on Apr 19, 2013, 14:47:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 19, 2013, 14:26:
Lame. Playing off the goodwill created by other Bethesda titles to announce something unrelated. They got their publicity, but they pissed off a lot of people too.

I didn't really follow this stuff much, what did they do?

Just the whole stupid teaser vids they released over the past few days without saying explicitly what it was for. Lots of people were speculating about the next Fallout, which has yet to be announced. Lots of people are interested in another Fallout, or even another Wolfenstein. No one is really interested in this, but they used interest in those unannounced titles to announce this.

That's a bit a generalization. I can think of many people who don't care about Wolfenstein. I can also think of a lot of people who do care about a new survival horror game from the guy who created Resident Evil.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda's Almost Done Teasing
12. Re: More Big Picture Details Apr 19, 2013, 01:51 Jerykk
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 23:28:
Jerykk wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 22:40:
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 21:03:
It's a new survival horror game. Next.

You mean, "awesome"? Because it's not like survival horror is a common genre these days, especially amongst big publishers. I'm certainly interested in this.

No, I'm pretty sure he just meant "next". Because it is exactly like there are many survival horror games. In fact, there are 17 of the fuckers either already released or to be released between last quarter and this year.

Yes, an absolute dearth of an already tired genre. Give the dead some rest and come up with something new and interesting.

That site is extremely flexible with the term "survival horror." Dead Space 3, Resident Evil 6, Lucius, Metro Last Light, Dark, Dead Island Riptide, Doom 3, Silent Hill: Book of Memories and The Last of Us are not survival horror. If the gameplay revolves around killing stuff, it isn't a survival horror game.

It's Next like I don't hang on teases. There will be plenty of info of the game prior to release that I don't have to get excited about a announcement of an upcoming announcement. Are we 12?

I guess I misinterpreted your statement. I thought you said "Next" as a dismissal of survival horror games in general.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda's Almost Done Teasing
6. Re: More Big Picture Details Apr 18, 2013, 22:40 Jerykk
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 21:03:
It's a new survival horror game. Next.

You mean, "awesome"? Because it's not like survival horror is a common genre these days, especially amongst big publishers. I'm certainly interested in this.
 
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News Comments > Deadpool Coming to Steam in June
6. Re: Deadpool Coming to Steam in June Apr 17, 2013, 23:33 Jerykk
 
Can't say I'm too excited about this. I like Deadpool but the game just doesn't look very good. Will likely be yet another generic superhero beat-em-up. Also, the texture work is pretty awful. This, for example:

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2013/16/1366236675-2.jpg

Looks like textures from PS2 game.
 
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News Comments > Mars War Logs Trailer
4. Re: Mars War Logs Trailer Apr 17, 2013, 23:31 Jerykk
 
Has potential. Will have to wait and see how well the RPG elements are implemented and how long the game actually is.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Apr 17, 2013, 23:14 Jerykk
 
GamesTap is selling Tomb Raider for $25. Cheapest I've seen yet.

http://www.gametap-shop.com/buy-download-pc-games/Tomb-Raider-2582-14.html

I had never ordered from GamesTap before but didn't have any problems doing so. They gave me a key immediately, though they listed it as a Multiplayer key instead of a Steam key. In any case, it activated fine on Steam.
 
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News Comments > TimeGate Loses Section 8 Appeal
5. Re: TimeGate Loses Section 8 Appeal Apr 17, 2013, 23:11 Jerykk
 
Ouch. Not sure how TimeGate will recover from this. Their reputation has been thoroughly ruined by Colonial Marines, they had a big project cancelled and they're currently working on a F2P shooter that will most likely fail. Now they owe $7 million.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Tease
8. Re: Bethesda Tease Apr 16, 2013, 16:45 Jerykk
 
It's pretty obviously the RAGE RPG we've all been waiting for.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to "Next Adventure"
57. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 16, 2013, 16:41 Jerykk
 
I'd be happy if they just stuck to Elder Scrolls and had Obsidian make all the Fallout games.  
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News Comments > On Sale
19. Re: On Sale Apr 16, 2013, 12:40 Jerykk
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 16, 2013, 09:15:
Dev wrote on Apr 16, 2013, 09:13:
Jerykk wrote on Apr 15, 2013, 23:33:
DLGamer is selling Skyrim for $20 and the DLC for 50% off: http://www.dlgamer.us/download-the_elder_scrolls_v_skyrim-pc_games-p-12549.html

The store seems legit, as it's listed on Isthereanydeal.com. I think they're located in France (they use a French bank) so you probably won't get your keys until tomorrow if you order now.
It appears to be ok. No obvious signs of the grey market russian cd key type thing. The prices for other stuff don't seem crazy discounted (I'm guessing the skyrim discount is an indication we'll soon see a steam or amazon sale on it), and they give an address and sell physical copies of some stuff.

xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 16, 2013, 09:11:
Dev wrote on Apr 16, 2013, 09:10:
Cutter wrote on Apr 16, 2013, 06:48:
Any idea if that's a Steam key. Couldn't see anything in the description about it.
Which? The skyrim stuff? It says STEAM in it if you do a ctrl F. Also I think its a steamworks game if I recall right.

Was going to ask same thing, doesn't say anything in the cart or anything....just says "you will receive no physical media"......then that brings up the point...once it is on my drive...isn't it in physical media form?

Anyway....anyone know if they just email you a key? I HATE to give them business, but 9.99 for Dragonborn is pretty swank.
You could always get it from gamestop for that price

Anyway says right there near the top of the page:

Activation Key must be used on a valid Steam account.
NOTICE: Requires the base game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in order to play. Activation key must be used on a valid Steam account, requires internet connection.

Jumped in wrong thread - I was talking about gamestop...i don't want to give th em my money....

Yes, Skyrim is Steamworks (as is the DLC). Any site you buy it from will just give you a key. However, you should buy it from DLGamer, not GameStop. For one, DLGamer is cheaper. Secondly, you should never support GameStop. Ever.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
36. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 16, 2013, 00:25 Jerykk
 
Prez wrote on Apr 15, 2013, 22:09:
The usage-based leveling system is inherently broken and allows for easy exploitation.

Is it broken in your opinion because it allows for easy exploitation, or in some other manner? Because I discipline myself to avoid abusing or exploiting it and it feels pretty fair and natural to me.

Yes, it's broken because it allows for easy exploitation. It also means you don't have to make any meaningful character progression choices because there's nothing stopping you from maxing out all your skills and attributes. A traditional leveling system prevents this by capping your level and providing a finite amount of XP. Because quest completion doesn't provide XP in the ES games, they just give money or loot instead, meaning you end up with way too much money and useless loot. In an attempt to make money useful, they added trainers that you can pay to level up your skills, which is just a half-assed band-aid on an inherently broken system.

I have a fair amount of self-discipline too. I never perform any action for the sake of leveling and I never use trainers. However, no amount of discipline changes how broken the system is. The fact that you even need self-discipline to prevent yourself from exploiting the system is proof that the system is broken.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Apr 15, 2013, 23:33 Jerykk
 
DLGamer is selling Skyrim for $20 and the DLC for 50% off: http://www.dlgamer.us/download-the_elder_scrolls_v_skyrim-pc_games-p-12549.html

The store seems legit, as it's listed on Isthereanydeal.com. I think they're located in France (they use a French bank) so you probably won't get your keys until tomorrow if you order now.
 
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