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News Comments > id Software: Fans of our IPs "Patience Will Be Rewarded"
46. Re: id Software: Fans of our IPs Aug 15, 2011, 18:18 Ray Marden
 
It has been a decade since I truly enjoyed a Raven game. Otherwise, you go to them for an on-time, on-budget generic shooter, but their recent games tend to be either bland or short of achieving anything special. Wolfenstein and Singularity just seemed like two versions of the same competent, but straight forward game.
Quake 4 was easily the worst in the series.
Looking at the id video, it just seems like all the normal stuff. We're great because we do tech. We're great because other people made stuff with our engines. We don't want to bother with licenses. Carmack just wants to program and not deal with anybody. We finally did one new IP, but we'll go back and remake all the other ones.

I just wonder if anybody at id really actually has a passion for gaming? Lookinga at the remakes, I hope they honor the tone and world of the original Quake, I would like to see somebody recapture the magic of Doom, and Wolfenstein needs to figure out what type of game it wants to be.

Wanting my damn Hexen and Heretic sequels,
Ray
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam 3: BFE Gameplay Trailer
8. Re: Serious Sam 3: BFE Gameplay Trailer Aug 13, 2011, 21:54 Ray Marden
 
Design and weapons seem a bit bland, but at least it retains the fairly stupid gameplay of SS1 instead of reminding me of SS2.

As always, I hope they do something silly/crazy/strange with the level design so this comes off as more than a simple shooter. Having the more realistic settings does not accomplish this.
And even if there were swarms of mobs, it's mitigated by the numerous buildings.
Interested, but waiting,
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Aug 13, 2011, 07:36 Ray Marden
 
The code does work on pre-orders such as Deus Ex.
Stupid BoA held my accounts for puchasing from GMG!
Feeling sad whenever I look at F.E.A.R. 3,
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 7, 2011, 20:41 Ray Marden
 
Well, a lot of people don't know the DE name (especially not fom the first game,) there is not a big marketing push behind it, and anybody knows about DE would not be preordering it from Steam at the moment.
GMG is the most recent preorder leader.
Tired of all the cheap, flawed games; wanting something great to play,
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News Comments > WoW Drops More Subs
47. Re: WoW Drops More Subs Aug 4, 2011, 18:01 Ray Marden
 
The problem with Blizzard is that it seems to lack creativity and the other half just does not care - it is number one and it is going to punish its players as long as it can.

Sh*tt* customer service + lackluster content + grinding = Fail

I think the current Firelands content is a perfect example of this. Really, lava, burnt earth, and fire? That's the "new" thing in Warcraft? Oh...and you make it a daily questing zone that looks the same? Oh...with a bombing run of the actual instance? Oh...so you can get into the instance and see all the same lava, burnt earth, and fire?

Meanwhile, what about the ongoing balance issues? Or the focus on grinding pointless content for capped valor points? In instances that are poorly designed, are punishing for letting in undergeared or understkill players? With no reward?

The saddest thing is how so many of the other games are just pale imitations of WoW - after all this time, they couldn't come up with more? Or after seeing everything that WoW did over the years, you couldn't at least steal the solutions that WoW came up with four years ago?

I am hoping Star Wars is okay, but I have a number of concerns with that one. Otherwise, can only Blizzard beat Blizzard; am I stuck waiting for Titan?
"White people problems."
Off to play the expansion with no new classes,
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Announced
8. Re: Borderlands 2 Announced Aug 3, 2011, 11:55 Ray Marden
 
Will this one have a story? Or even an ending?
Not a bad shooter. But it's only a shooter.
Otherwise, it looks nearly the same which does scream out "expansion pack." They will have to give me more content, else I will be waiting for this one to go on sale.

Shrugging,
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News Comments > Epic on Bulletstorm Sales
12. Re: Epic on Bulletstorm Sales Jul 23, 2011, 13:49 Ray Marden
 
It has been discounted on a more recurrent basis as of late - I purchased it for $12 from GG at the start of last month.

This was a $20-$30 game with a vastly inflated price tag. Additionally, this is not much of a game or shooter - just a giggle/point fest. Lastly, even accounting for the gameplay, the demo really left a bad impression with me while the actual game has been more fun.
Which, again, the price tag had a big part in.
Just killing things over and over and over and over and over,
Ray

Edit: I view DNF as silly/immature, but Bulletstorm comes off as moronic. One is trying to be humorous whereas the other is awkwardly funny due to how hard it is trying to prove its toughness (to say nothing of the point system...)
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders
62. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders Jul 22, 2011, 15:52 Ray Marden
 
She obviously tricked me into marrying her! And it was back in January of this year!
Obviously she's a gamer - somewhat - if she can deal with me.
Thanks, though ,
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders
54. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders Jul 22, 2011, 13:01 Ray Marden
 
It gets better from there.

My wife showed interest in this so she went to pre-order the digital deluxe edition. As of 7PM EST, her digital preorder was being denied within minutes or her placing her preorder.

She got so irritated that she contacted customer service - who is obviously a paid lackey in India - and she was told that they were out of stock of the digital preorder, but that she should keep on trying every few hours.

Because a preorder of a game that is five-plus months away can't be accepted today?

With every new attempt being told that she is likely to get a copy?

To immediately be told that her order was arbitrarily canceled?

When this is a digital version of a game?

On the website that keeps track of stock and still shows this version as being in stock?

It's clear the jerks at BioWare don't care much about the market, especially note the end user. And what is the most valid excuse? A server glitch or capacity issue? If you cannot even handle a one time transaction, I have no faith in either company being able to maintain a MMORPG...
And has anything been done so far? Nope!
Sick of Muzyka's lies,
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: BioWare says 18 Percent of... Jul 20, 2011, 17:25 Ray Marden
 
Same thing - between the two default selections in the first game, the female character seemed more appealing.

Having played both games as the female character, I find her a more interesting character and her voice acting is definitely superior to that of the male actor.
He just comes off like your typical action guy.
Maintaining my character from the first game,
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News Comments > Blizzard's Real ID Testing Live
41. Re: Blizzard's Real ID Testing Live Jul 15, 2011, 18:12 Ray Marden
 
Because, if you're playing with friends, you routinely play on different servers, right?

Admittedly, some people fall through the cracks, but not a whole lot. And more than anything, the frustrating part is that this will, yet again, just become something fairly mundane that Blizzard, the operators of the most successful MMORGP, will tack on a fee for (note that this is only in testing with hints of a premium option.)

With the requirement of sharing the Real ID and its various limitations...
I'll use my common name, but I don't like it showing my legal name.
It just seems like a non-issue. It is a neat little optin, but nothing groundbreaking. Anybody that was that deeply involved with their WoW friends would have already moved to the same server or (as usual) paid for a server transfer. Otherwise, I have no intention of paying extra for it nor do the majority of guild members I play with.

I guess it is good for the people that are just picking up the game now that happened to join completely random servers and that happen to attribute this with far more value than most.

Shrugging my shoulders,
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News Comments > Dishonored Revealed
20. Re: Dishonored Revealed Jul 7, 2011, 17:35 Ray Marden
 
I am certainly interested - I have thoroughly enjoyed Arkane Studios' releases and Antonov is a bonus.

Harvey Smith, though...I am looking for him to be the one to mess this up.

Otherwise, for what I was imagining in my head, I am not sure the (admittedly early and artwork) image holds up. It reminds me of Bioshock mixed with Half-Life and even made me start thinking about Prey 2. That is not a negative mark against it - it is just a bummer when the first image that shapes the world does not strike me as being new or exciting.
Can somebody make a good Thief game?
Hoping this is a good, deep game,
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jun 27, 2011, 17:28 Ray Marden
 
No, no, that is too much work.

Just wait for somebody else to invent it and then file before they do. They do all the work and you get all the profit. Win!
While b*tch*ng about our corrupt country, how about those 5-4 SCotUS decisions?
Loving that companies are also allowed to patent life,
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Jun 25, 2011, 22:32 Ray Marden
 
I played the two prior games when they were $20 or less so I just bit on AC:B at the same price.

Edit: Really? The same issues with mouse acceleration? REALLY? Sigh.
Everybody was raving about it so here is to hoping I am wrong.
Installing away,
Ray

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News Comments > Windows L.A. Noire This Fall
44. Re: Windows L.A. Noire This Fall Jun 23, 2011, 17:40 Ray Marden
 
I was eyeing the discounted console versions ($40 price + $25 gift card = win,) but I guess I will wait for a PC version. Well, a discounted PC version - I'm not paying $60.00 for a late port.

Otherwise, it seems like L.A. Noire would be good for a one time play through the story, but I've heard some repeated complaints - it's linear, has no replay, is not that dynamic, has an empty world, it all boils down to waiting for the controller (console) to vibrate, etc.

I guess I will have to wait and see, but I still have a hard time getting really excited for this one from what I have seen and heard thus far.
Seems like a Rokstar version of Heavy Rain that looks like GTA, but isn't.
Noting everybody commends the character speech mapping,
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 21, 2011, 13:16 Ray Marden
 
Maybe some third party company will make a really fantastic game that really utilizes the system's strengths, but I have a lot of the same concerns:

  • It is only as powerful as current generation systems.

  • Specifics are somehwat slim and the release date is sometime in 2012.

  • The next Sony/Microsoft systems are not that far away.

  • Ports of existing games will be identical for the most part.

  • The Wii U may have fantastic gameplay at some point, but only for titles designed specifically around it.
  • Equal or inferior ports will not make the system excel, ports of the next generation systems will have to be scaled back, and you cannot readily port a Wii U game - at least one that fully, truly utilizes the pad screen - to the next Sony and Microsoft systems.

  • Same system multiplayer is specifically hindered on this system. One pad for me and the rest of you get those old, crappy Wii remotes.

  • No DVD or Blu-Ray playing support? I doubt I will ever have a stand along player for that; one more reason for my to buy a competitor's product.

  • Given Nintendo's track record, how many games will throw in a weak, sloppy use of the pad-troller? I love personal control when it makes sense, but not when it is tedious. I don't want to wiggle my hand just to cut some grass, perform the same move for the thousandth time, etc.

  • Admittedly, the Sony and Microsoft systems are already deep in development, but with the Wii U a good year or more away, this may still give them some slim possibility of tweaking their systems to be more comparable.

  • Where is the system? How far away is it? How much will those pads cost when one is broken? Where are the games? Where are the third party games? Where are the third party games actually running in Wii U hardware?

  • Again, I do think some neat things could be done, but the system is equal to dying systems with regards to power and any good games will really need to fracture the market - you either make a Sony/Microsoft game or a Wii U game. Otherwise, we're back to the crappy port games.
    I just wish more attention was paid to the system and games than the pad.
    Wondering if it even tracks things better than the lackluster Wii remote,
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    News Comments > On Sale
    5. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2011, 22:47 Ray Marden
     
    I kept missing the EA deals, but I'll gladly buy this mindless shooter for $12.
    Where are the $20 Assasins Creed: Brotherhood deals?
    Downloading now,
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2011, 22:02 Ray Marden
     
    Game of Thrones. Watch it. From fire comes life.
    Raaawwwrrrr.
    Awaiting season 2,
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    News Comments > QUAKE "Reboot" Possible
    54. Re: QUAKE Jun 17, 2011, 17:56 Ray Marden
     
    Screw that - it was all about the expansions (which all rocked by the way,) especially the one with a dragon as an end boss...
    <3 Quake <3
    Thinking Quake was much more original than the sequels,
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    News Comments > QUAKE "Reboot" Possible
    19. Re: QUAKE Jun 17, 2011, 12:27 Ray Marden
     
    I am hardly an id fan......but I would love to play a true sequel to Quake.

    I concede the latter games had better engines and were more popular for multi-player, but the Quake world was fairly interesting (it was more than just another space marin...) and, even if only because they did not know what they couldn't do, had some really interesting, quirky level design.
    Yes please!
    Remembering calling in to unlock my CD that I backed up to various disks,
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