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Signed On Aug 8, 2006, 22:21
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News Comments > Black Mesa Released
93. Re: Black Mesa Released Sep 20, 2012, 17:55 siapnar
 
Fantastic remake (yes, remake. It's essentially the same game)

The introductory sequence and the interactions with people before the meltdown (I gave the guy TP ) are just awesome.
A ton of time and work was put into this and it shows.
The revamped MED and HEV chargers stand out as some extremely impressive work, as do the various key objects in the world including laser housing/equipment and other mechanical meshes.

Couple things are dragging it down a bit for me:

-Yes, the grunt's voices are pretty bad. Over-acted and just campy sounding. Bad dialogue, too.
The original's were much better.

-Some of the later levels are a tad uninspired compared to the earlier. The geometry and textures take a hit.

-The grunts have inhuman aim and tracking skills (wallhack, anyone). The milisecond your head is out of cover, it's getting hit with a bullet.
The game is hard, which is great, I love it, but their aim is cheap.


Overall, the experience was well worth the wait.
Even without the nostalgia of playing through HL again, this game would still stand on it's own as a great shooter with fantastic set pieces and innovative art direction.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Released
47. Re: Black Mesa Released Sep 14, 2012, 16:15 siapnar
 
Nostalgia overload in t-minus an hour and a bit

eunichron wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 15:36:
Yeah, I bought a new router last week and my dumb ass forgot to set up port forwarding. Soon as I remembered that the torrent speed increased dramatically.

After extensive testing, I found that port forwarding doesn't do much for my speeds in utorrent.
 
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News Comments > Trine 2: Goblin Menace Released; On Sale
6. Re: Trine 2: Goblin Menace Released; On Sale Sep 8, 2012, 11:54 siapnar
 
Guys, the DLC costs less than a lunch at a fast food joint.  
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News Comments > Trine 2: Goblin Menace Released; On Sale
2. Re: Trine 2: Goblin Menace Released; On Sale Sep 7, 2012, 12:21 siapnar
 
Buying this expansion right friggn now..  
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News Comments > Black Mesa Source This Month
87. Re: Black Mesa Source This Month Sep 3, 2012, 19:51 siapnar
 
Coming from someone who co-lead a team making a UT2004 total conversion that never truly saw the light of day after 2.5 years of daily development (coder issues, as always); I'm happy as hell to see at least some of this mod released.

Been following Black Mesa from the start and I'm pumped to play it, even if it would come out in hour long chunks of gameplay.
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Free DLC Released
3. Re: Max Payne 3 Free DLC Released Aug 28, 2012, 22:41 siapnar
 
Although the constant cutscene syndrome put me off initially, the fantastic gunplay more than made up for it's annoyance.  
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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Sequel Next Year
30. Re: Plants vs. Zombies Sequel Next Year Aug 20, 2012, 21:17 siapnar
 
Dev wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 20:42:
Then you are the first guy I've sent that link to who doesn't like it.
Wet blankets don't tend to soak in anything very well.
 
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News Comments > Trine 2 Expansion Announced
1. Re: Trine 2 Expansion Announced Aug 16, 2012, 11:39 siapnar
 
Fantastic news.

Guaranteed buy for me.
 
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News Comments > Big Sleeping Dogs DLC Plans
4. Re: Big Sleeping Dogs DLC Plans Aug 13, 2012, 22:52 siapnar
 
I... didn't even know this was coming to PC.

Early reviews are in the 9/10 range. Very surprising I'd say
 
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News Comments > Dishonored Creative Kills Trailer
12. Re: Dishonored Creative Kills Trailer Aug 10, 2012, 15:04 siapnar
 
Aero wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 10:59:
This trailer does, more than anything else I've seen of it so far, give the impression that it's going to be one of those games espousing giving the player lots of freedom, though it's really just the freedom between two or three obvious and prescribed solutions.
Yakubs wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 09:48:
These are "creative" only in the sense that the developer came up with them as alternatives to standard FPS weapons. They're not "creative" in the way a game like this SHOULD be, i.e., rewarding player creativity through dynamic and reactive game systems. This is just another theme park FPS headed to the bargain bin.
Very well put and I fully agree. It's an illusion of variety.
 
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News Comments > Rumored Mafia 3 on Rumored Next-Gen Consoles
27. Re: Rumored Mafia 3 on Rumored Next-Gen Consoles Aug 9, 2012, 20:15 siapnar
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 16:04:
The 4 or 5 real missions in the Joe DLC are quite good, it's unfortunate they're spread out between crappy timed side-missions with no story.
Yeah I stopped playing because there seemed to be no reason for the time limits.. just a horribly frustrating mechanic.
 
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News Comments > Grid 2 Announced
34. Re: Grid 2 Announced Aug 9, 2012, 14:21 siapnar
 
wtf_man wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 10:18:
Before you all get too excited...

There's no cockpit / driver view in this one.

Just FYI.
Aaaannnddd I just lost interest.

Played the whole of GRID in cockpit view. Far more immersive than any other view IMO. Full sense of speed and bumps.

That's disappointing to say the least.
 
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News Comments > Rumored Mafia 3 on Rumored Next-Gen Consoles
25. Re: Rumored Mafia 3 on Rumored Next-Gen Consoles Aug 9, 2012, 14:16 siapnar
 
Mafia 2 was fantastic, apart from some overly long intervals of driving.

Joe's DLC seemed cool, but the timelimits put me off. Anyone know if there's a way to disable them?
 
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News Comments > Raimi Off World of Warcraft Film
14. Re: Raimi Off World of Warcraft Film Jul 19, 2012, 15:07 siapnar
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 11:29:
The trailer for Oz looked terrible - the CGI felt very claustrophibic. Maybe it's early shots, but it felt like a bunch of guys on a green screen in a warehouse.
The movie looks abysmal.

It looks like a bad Alice in Wonderland knock off... and that movie wasn't even good.
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Double XP Weekend
12. Re: Max Payne 3 Double XP Weekend Jul 6, 2012, 20:11 siapnar
 
The gameplay was fantastic, regardless of the series' history.
I found myself replaying most shootouts multiple times, to go about it differently and get the most stylized, well executed run.

Euphoria physics + Slo-mo + killer graphics = win

Even the droning cutscenes, annoying last stand mechanic and forgettable (see: pretty terrible) story couldn't keep me from loving the game

Plus, it ran very well on my old-ish PC

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News Comments > Expendables 2 Game Announced
16. Re: Expendables 2 Game Announced Jun 30, 2012, 12:57 siapnar
 
I predict a 2.8 score on metacritic.  
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News Comments > Clint Hocking Leaves LucasArts
10. Re: Clint Hocking Leaves LucasArts Jun 30, 2012, 12:56 siapnar
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jun 30, 2012, 10:47:
last good game LucasArts made was Tie Fighter.
Jedi Knight Outcast. Especially with the dismemberment code.

If you're a fan of lightsaber combat and you don't like that game, something is wrong with your perception of good gameplay
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jun 22, 2012, 20:58 siapnar
 
I am thoroughly enjoying Max Payne 3, though a few annoyances stand out, one of which I'm not sure has been mentioned by Blues commenters..

-I am SO sick of the last stand mechanic. I really wish I could turn it off. It's practically ruining the game at this point. I would much rather die than to have it kick in ever again.
That, and the 'final kill' zoom in shot could be dropped and I wouldn't miss them the least bit.
Last stand is especially lame, though.

-There are some very strange plot points and twists. Sometimes what Max does or says seems very illogical. I know he's supposed to be on a bender from hell but still...

-And yes, the cutscenes are overpowering and unwelcome on many occasions.
Taking control away from the player consistently so that Max can open a door or flip a switch or scratch his balls is VERY unnecessary.
Seriously, if those were all for the purpose of loading, they should have optimized their shit better.


All in all though, the fantastic gunplay, which stays in the same vein as the original games, is the glue that holds this game together. That and the phenomenal graphics/animations.
Although some say that moving Max feels clunky in comparison to the older games - which is true, per se - I find his movement to be absolutely fine, and does not affect my blasting-fools proficiency.

Awesome game.

PS. Using blind fire is sublime. I love riddling dudes from behind cover.
Being able 'stick' to cover objects in a Max Payne game worked out well. And really, you don't have to use it, either.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Registers WatchDogs Movie Domains
3. Re: Ubisoft Registers WatchDogs Movie Domains Jun 18, 2012, 03:02 siapnar
 
Watch Dogs was an explosive breath of fresh air me thinks.
The last time I was so blown away by an E3 Trailer/demo was when I first viewed the Max Payne E3 Trailer in 2001. I remember just screaming with joy.

Ubisoft rocked E3 this year, man.

Watch Dogs, AC3 and Far Cry 3.

Might as well have called it Ubisoft Entertainment Expo
 
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News Comments > WatchDogs Announced
26. Re: WatchDogs Announced Jun 5, 2012, 13:26 siapnar
 
Looks fantastic.

I was wary of it being mostly scripted, but if there's an alternate playthrough I'd love to see it.

Linkage please
 
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