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Signed On Mar 19, 2012, 14:03
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $58M
13. Re: Star Citizen Nears $58M Oct 12, 2014, 15:53 mellis
 
Elite Dangerous just exemplifies a well managed project with realistic deliverables and some stunning graphics. This Star Citizen seems farcical by comparison.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Announced
4. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Announced Oct 6, 2014, 14:11 mellis
 
nin wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 13:50:
So, technically, with Lucasfilm now saying Epi 1-6 + Clone Wars (and now Rebels) only being canon...

None of this shit happened...



Urg, they didn't ditch episodes 1-3 in the end from the canon then? That's a really big shame. Clone Wars and unmasking Boba Fett as an Australian human were the most rubbish things ever. Oh and don't get me started on that midichlorian garbage...
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Delayed
6. Re: Pillars of Eternity Delayed Oct 2, 2014, 20:09 mellis
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 19:13:
Obsidian is behind schedule. Gee...what a surprise.

In fairness, it's a silly time to put out such a title. There is literally a glut of games on the horizon, all competing for our dollars - and it would be a really big shame if Pillars of Eternity didn't get its share of it.

If you've played the 'Backer Beta', they are onto something special. It really is a spiritual successor to the Baldurs Gate and Icewind Dale games, with all the next-gen FX bells and whistles. But, it's not quite there yet...

It has such insane potential, that it would be a shame for them to fall at the final hurdle by pushing out a poo.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Trailers
1. Re: Alien: Isolation Trailers Sep 25, 2014, 19:03 mellis
 
Every trailer looks awesomely scary. Rock on release day  
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Trailers
1. Re: Alien: Isolation Trailers Sep 19, 2014, 10:10 mellis
 
That game looks genuinely terrifying. They've got a pre-order.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus
41. Re: Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus Sep 12, 2014, 18:09 mellis
 
Creston wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 16:16:
They're out of money, so they kinda have to. There was an article, I think blue linked it, couple of days or a week or so ago that Frontier was in the red.

Have you got a link for this? I can't find anything on Google and their stock price seems to be trading pretty high - Not what you'd expect for a company with rumors of indebtedness...
 
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News Comments > PC No Man's Sky Confirmed?
15. Re: PC No Man's Sky Confirmed? Aug 1, 2014, 13:55 mellis
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 13:01:
I'm hoping for the best but this game is giving me serious Spore vibes.

Yep. "Danger Will Robinson, Danger!"
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Last of us secret ending Jul 30, 2014, 16:01 mellis
 
Creston wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 14:47:
Seems like it would have been cool, though the current ending conveys the same idea just about as well.

Was very disappointed in the ending - but I guess if it'd gone the other way, they wouldn't have such an obvious plot for a sequel...
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Animated Short
1. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Animated Short Jul 27, 2014, 13:17 mellis
 
That was pretty damned good. Reminded me of the cutscenes from the Thief games (Dark Project, Metal Age and Deadly Shadows)  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Video Interview
8. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Video Interview Jul 13, 2014, 18:32 mellis
 
Quinn wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 22:47:
Meh, looks liike more of the same. Especially the combat. The guy was talking about the changes but what you saw in the vid was the same lame system that's been boring to me since AC1. And the double take-downs, with those same soundfiles *swip*(hidden blade out)-*splat*(plunging into necks).

Yup. I'm actually very much done with the franchise. Especially with those fucking dumb stories.

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Redmask wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 11:01:
Combat looks like the exact same boring shit I've been seeing for years, pass.

Yep.

They are literally recycling the same game mechanics and story over and over. The awful combat mechanic and frankly tired story of Homicidal maniacs (Assassins) vs religious zealots (Templar's) is not only past it's sell by date, it should have been put out to pasture with a rifle bullet.


 
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News Comments > Fortnite Trailer
3. Re: Fortnite Trailer Jul 8, 2014, 21:32 mellis
 
Is it just me or are games these days getting less and less imaginative? This looks like a clone of 'Orcs Must Die' - which itself was a pretty derivative Tower Defense game.

None of the Triple A studios seem to be even trying anymore. Everything is either an exact sequel (looking at you Ubisoft and the 'new' Assassins Creed), or clone of something already on the market.

Only the Indies seem to breathe any life or originality into gaming these days. Sad times.
 
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News Comments > Hello Games "Would Like" to Bring No Man's Sky to PCs
4. Re: Hello Games Jun 25, 2014, 09:55 mellis
 
This game has a massive number of red flags over it. How are they working through the complex questions of getting the various disparate elements to work well together? Everything I've seen so far is answered with "It's procedural". That's not an answer - sure, you might be able to spawn a sqillion monsters using your adapted Spore(tm) Monster Creator - but making them interact in a believable and enjoyable manner that contributes to the final product is not something any procedural generation code is going to come up with, unless they've basically distilled Darwin's Theory of Evolution into computer code...

Finally, the big question is if there is actually a game behind this pretty facade? Lest ye forget; remember the fawning adulation that the E3 demo of Watch Dogs was received with and the forgettable turd that ended up being delivered....
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 and New BioWare IP Teased
12. Re: Mass Effect 4 and New BioWare IP Teased Jun 11, 2014, 09:04 mellis
 
Bioware; "Building better worlds"  
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News Comments > Witcher Adventure Game Revealed; Witcher 3 in February 2015
17. Re: Witcher Adventure Game Revealed; Beta Access with Witcher 3 Preorders Jun 6, 2014, 19:51 mellis
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 17:04:
"An instantly-available copy of Neverwinter Nights™, the award-winning Dungeons & Dragons (www.dungeonsanddragons.com) game, an inspiration for generations of developers"...to avoid.



Neverwinter Nights: Mask of the Betrayer is one of the best RPG's in recent times.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer
3. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer May 21, 2014, 20:56 mellis
 
You wish Batman would just start killing the villains. I mean, you'd think after 3+ outings (Asylum, City etc), the population of Gotham would be getting a little tired of being whittled down by homicidal maniacs, especially given their reoffending rate.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials
1. Re: Ubisoft Financials May 16, 2014, 20:34 mellis
 
The only reason Assassins Creed 4 did well was because of the piratey bit. You were equal parts Assassin and high seas scoundrel with some pretty cool navel combat - in an arcadey (but not too arcadey / easy) sort of way.

Fact is, without that one trick, I can't see how it would have been so successful. The actual person combat is still the same awful crap they were peddling in the original assassin's creed, where the default weapon is pretty much good for the entire game and *every* enemy patiently waits his turn to attack (and get brutally murdered at the protagonists hands), leaving the odds "forever in your favor".

Also, the Templars didn't actually come across as bad - wanting to bring order to the world through subversive means? That's your raison d'etre for brutally executing them all?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Child of Light
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Child of Light Apr 30, 2014, 19:55 mellis
 
Looks beautiful, but the voice acting in that trailer is simply appalling. Should have added some Karaoke Machine background noise to complete the authentic amateur hour effect  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gameplay Trailers
3. Re: Star Citizen Gameplay Trailers Apr 11, 2014, 18:24 mellis
 
Looks awful. Elite Dangerous is a far better looking product  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
11. Re: Saturday Consolidation Apr 6, 2014, 11:28 mellis
 
Graham wrote on Apr 5, 2014, 21:26:
Flat out wrong. It's never too little with the money that these guys can throw at things,[...]

But is it really worth it? I can't shake the feeling that the era of the consoles is over. This generation was just...underwhelming.

Those who want casual gaming and media platforms have migrated to smart phones and tablets, and those who want the full experience have (or are moving) to PC's.

I mean, you've got to hand it to Gabe Newell - Steam was probably the single biggest revolution for the PC market in no small part aided (ironically) by Microsoft and their harmonization of the Windows Driver Model in Vista+, which led to the stable and intuitive Windows 7 (I discount Windows 8/8.1 - which are excellent core OS's hampered by retarded UI).

If you look back over the last 10 years and see how far the PC has come in terms of usability (especially under Microsoft's OS's - but Linux derivatives - E.g. Ubuntu - have been doing their part too) and lowering the entrance barrier, it's pretty incredible.

Consoles now seem to occupy a sort of purgatory; Jack of all trades, Master of none.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
6. Re: Evening Interviews Mar 26, 2014, 21:53 mellis
 
I wonder if Facebook will pick up that start-up that's produced the arm bands that read your electrical impulses and drive on-screen arms.

It's the Thalmic Labs: https://www.thalmic.com/en/myo/ one I think

Edit: Infact - here it is coupled with the Oculus Rift - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f_bAXHckUY
 
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