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Signed On Jul 28, 2005, 12:16
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News Comments > BioShock 2 Simultaneous Release Planned
3. Re: BioShock 2 Simultaneous Release Planned Mar 20, 2009, 22:49 Lorcin
 
Nope it's now Bioshock 2: Hello Kitty Adventures  
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News Comments > Last Remnant Activation Issues
3. Re: Last Remnant Activation Issues Mar 20, 2009, 22:13 Lorcin
 
quick great excuse - SEND IT BACK.

I absolutley love FFVII and FFIX. I've also just spent well over 80 hours on Lost Odyssey made by the Square offshoot company. Then I rented this POS from blockbuster after the reviews made me nervous.

As someone on here said a few days ago "it looks like a fan made Unreal mod". The voice acting is awful, animation awkward and the character design just hideous.

Don't even get me started on the mockney royalty who turns up after a few minutes and who, although a proper mockney would call himself "daz", for some reason decides that his name "David" should be said with a an Italian accent (I can't quite put this in to audible terms but imagine an American doing an even worse Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins accent, who then insists on calling himself Dav Id (pronounced much alike David Ginola)).

It honestly looks like the heart left Square around the time of FFX - and I really hope Mistwalker Studios annouce something new soon.

As for this game? if your lucky enough to have massive problems with it TAKE IT BACK before you can't.

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News Comments > Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust Next Week
1. Re: Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust Next Week Mar 20, 2009, 21:48 Lorcin
 
Erm great so on my 35th birthday a game starring a middle aged man obsessed with getting laid is coming out.

Aside from the timing which sucks tbh - one weeks notice? really massively anticipated title here!
 
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News Comments > Gold - Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
25. Re: Assault on Dark Athena Gold Mar 20, 2009, 18:29 Lorcin
 
I loved the original - one of the VERY few fpss (fpses? what the hell is the plural?) I played through twice.

Even though this was originally an expansion I'll happily pick this one up demo or no. Butcher Bay had two huge things which put it above its peers; a plot only one level below Half Life which makes you actually want to see how it plays out and of course the aforementioned melee combat.
 
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News Comments > No BioShock 2 Subtitle
8. Re: No BioShock 2 Subtitle Mar 19, 2009, 15:48 Lorcin
 
Yeah tbh "sea of dreams" is a tad on the girly romantic side.  
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News Comments > The Beatles: Rock Band in September
4. Re: The Beatles: Rock Band in September Mar 5, 2009, 12:07 Lorcin
 
They were not, are not and never shall be a rock band!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2009, 07:22 Lorcin
 
I guess Life on Mars was a one hit wonder. It worked her for the two seasons it had but the follow-up here is definatly not setting the world on fire.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
9. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 28, 2009, 11:10 Lorcin
 
Actually I'm not at all convinced I've ever heard a Korn track that's not been remixed first. If you really care I'm a huge Prodigy fan but also listen to lots of Foo Fighters, Metallica and Iron Maiden.

I think the only reason their making a Beatles version is because they can - I don't think they have really thought whether they should.

The Stones,Led Zeppelin or of course Iron Maiden games would all be far more in keeping with the ROCK band idea rather then trying to play along to "Love me Do" or "Yellow Bloody Submarine". Hell I'd even prefer a U2 entry.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 28, 2009, 06:56 Lorcin
 
I guess you must know something that BILLIONS of Beatles fans over the decades must not know about how they apparently suck.

There were millions upon millions of Britney fans a few years ago just because something is hugely popular doesn't make it right.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 27, 2009, 21:17 Lorcin
 
lol Rock Band Beatles. Would rather to listen to my dog fart in surround sound.

Ohhh unless Rock Band Beatles you actually play in the style of a FPS as Mark Chapman on a quest to rid the world of over rated pop music once and for all. Simon Cowell could be the ultimate secret boss!

Now that might rock!

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News Comments > Happy Birthday DDO
1. Re: Happy Birthday DDO Feb 27, 2009, 21:08 Lorcin
 
ohh 3 years - so when does it get potty trained and stop leaving poop everywhere?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2009, 03:27 Lorcin
 
Also, nin sends word we can keep the recent spate of birthday mentions going by wishing well to Henry Rollins, though the one-time Black Flag lead singer differs from our other recent honorees by being alive.

It's my daughter's tenth birthday as well today - first time it's been on a friday so we're a little scared
 
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News Comments > On Game Rentals
3. Re: On Game Rentals Jan 15, 2009, 12:17 Lorcin
 
EA feels the second hand market is really cutting into there piece of the pie.

Why am I not surprised - they've got the worst reputation for 6 hour games already!
 
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News Comments > On Game Rentals
1. Re: On Game Rentals Jan 15, 2009, 08:02 Lorcin
 
If GAME plans to do it with normal retail copies then clearly that's a bad thing because that's eating into our sales at already quite a tricky time

I'm really not sure about this sentiment - I'd more imagine it would lower piracy and have a large impact on the pre-owned market. If a game comes that I'm mildly interested in and doesn't have a demo, I'll rent it if possible. Failing that I'd buy it pre-owned.

But if I really want a game then I'll still buy it.

If this service posses any challenege to the developers it's too make sure that their game actually posses enough gameplay in it to warrant owning it for more then 1 week. I completed both GOW2 and the new POP game in a couple of evening play on rentals - in GOW2's case I would have prefered it too have enough game in it to warrant buying but sadly rental was all it needed.

So really this just raises the bar for developers to stop this horrible new trend of 6-8 hour games being sold for 40-50 /$.
 
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News Comments > Tomb Raider: Underworld Underperforms
29. Re: Tomb Raider: Underworld Underperforms Jan 9, 2009, 20:10 Lorcin
 
I also thought this was the worst of the 3 games by Crystal Dynamics - it felt massively rushed. The controls felt loose - although by the end of the game it became clear this was because this TR was not quite so easy.

The difficulty was one of the new games big selling points - it was never difficult, nor was it anything but linear, that said there was still a few points where I actually had a choice of ledges to jump too which is a massive improvement over the previous games. There was also a couple of times where I couldn't actually see WHERE I had to go next - whether this is due to poorer or better level design is hugely debatable.

My big issue and reason for calling it rushed was the games biggest WOW factor and most compelling Boss comes in the first level. If you've seen the TV advert with the giant squid/octopus type thingy be warned - that's it. No more giant monsters, no original designs (just recycles from the Legacy of Kain series) and a general by the numbers experience. Oh the giant octopus is also a huge letdown btw Im not sure it even touched me and was about as menacing as an Ikea coffee table.

Of the Crystal Dynamics TR games this the worst and feels like a hugely missed opportunity - they should have taken 2 years and released a polished, tuned package rather than this rushed unfinished version. Well never know whether this was Eidos pushing them to make the release date no matter what or sloppy work from Crystal Dynamics part but I for one am still happy to let this slide as a slight mistake and hope the next instalment is more finalised then this one.

PS. Im trying not to put spoilers into this but its really unfortunate that the big twist in this game is the same as the big twist in one of the biggest games of last year. Its even worse that not only could Eidos never guess another company would use the same twist within two months but it would also be better done in a better selling game. Guess Eidos should not do much gambling anytime soon because their luck is SHITE!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2009, 22:26 Lorcin
 
Volvo goes for crash proof car?

Hmm I'd never be tempted to try and prove them wrong at all

ps It's still butt-ugly
 
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News Comments > $6,000 Video Game Chair
4. Re: $6,000 Video Game Chair Dec 17, 2008, 05:51 Lorcin
 
It's not often I agree with Daphne and Celeste but:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jzxcKxCyaQo

Seriously you would have to pay me to have that thing in my living room.
 
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News Comments > Phantom Store Launches
18. Re: Phantom Store Launches Dec 15, 2008, 20:37 Lorcin
 
Call me untrusting but this seems a tad unreallistic.

The page for GTA IV made me laugh though - apparently other top games in the same genre as GTA IV include "Burger Shop" and "Cake Mania"!

Can we get some idiot with too much money to buy a AoC license from them and see if Funcom will allow the key?

Also don't these http://gamestore.phantom.net/catalog/reviews all have a "made in 30 seconds be a not very imaginative 5 year old" feel to them?

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News Comments > Play Rise of the Argonauts in the UK
1. Re: Play Rise of the Argonauts in the UK Dec 13, 2008, 21:36 Lorcin
 
hmm homestly I think I'll let them test it on Europe and America first then buy it here, if the review scores are good enough, in Feburary. Don't know why just have a very bad feeling about this one.

Interesting idea though - import the German one now. Why not wait 2 days and import the US one? Considering PCs are region free and our exchange rate means it would be cheaper from the US it's a strange idea as well
 
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News Comments > Retail PoP DRM-Free
62. Re: Retail PoP DRM-Free Dec 12, 2008, 03:29 Lorcin
 
Surely with no demo avaliable a lot more people will pirate it just to see how it is.

I rented it it a couple of days and have very nearly finished it - it's ridiculously easy and repetitive with little or no replay value as far as I can see.

There's no way I'd pay for this but of course Ubi will claim the bad sales are down to piracy not awfull word of mouth.

It is pretty though
 
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