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23. Re: Game Reviews Sep 26, 2012, 00:15 PHJF
 
It brings back the suppressed rage from playing years and years of impossible NES games.

no no no, I did (eventually) beat Ninja Gaiden. Battletoads in Battlemaniacs?

Fucking hopeless.
 
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22. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 22:18 xXBatmanXx
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 16:47:
A review should be objective. Not just emotional rage or love.

It is physically impossible to play Dark Souls without becoming enraged. The game is designed that way.

It brings back the suppressed rage from playing years and years of impossible NES games.
 
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21. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 22:17 xXBatmanXx
 
Matshock wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 11:46:
Wow Kung Fu Panda? The movies had to have been out before Blizzardvision made the decision to develop this. Weird.


THe first time I saw the Mists of Panderia commercial, the first thing that popped into my head was "Oh a new Kung Fu Panda movie...wow he looks mean" then it clicked into WoW......
 
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20. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 21:41 Acleacius
 
Torchlight II is a blast, made me stop playing GW2.  
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19. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 18:45 Prez
 
So I beat Torchlight 2 on Normal and Veteran - total playtime according to Steam is 66 hours. Great little action RPG! I normally don't ever go beyond normal difficulty but TL2's very forgiving on Normal. I didn't die until I was level 30. Of course on Veteran I was dying all over the place, which is par for the course for me.

PHJF wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 16:47:
A review should be objective. Not just emotional rage or love.

It is physically impossible to play Dark Souls without becoming enraged. The game is designed that way.

I don't find being trolled to the point of actual rage by the developers by ridiculously unfair, excruciating difficulty in games fun in the least. I tend to have difficulty with some games that aren't even known for their difficulty; there's no way in hell I'd touch a game designed to be ridiculously, maddeningly hard with a ten-foot pole.

And reviews are NOT supposed to be objective. (Where did that even come from?) By their very nature they are SUBjective - the reviewer gives his personal opinion on the game based on his experience with it, and stating why he loved/hated a game is perfectly valid. I certainly could see writing a similar review in light of the issues he takes with the design. In fact, while I didn't have a problem with any of the more prevalent positive reviewsnof Dark Souls, I found this one the most useful, since it detailed explicitly what was wrong with the design as the reviewer saw it. Unless factually incorrect, the negatives he lists are exactly the types of things I absolutely loathe in game design. I was thinking that I might pick Dark Souls up on a Steam sale but this review helped me save that money by making it clear that I would only be frustrated by this game at any price.

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18. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 18:15 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 17:24:
The reviewer "got it" just fine with the Dark Souls soulless port -- A shit port -- what else is there to say?

I didn't notice rage, just the expected "Not again..." feeling you get when you play a shitty port of a supposedly great console game, and the confirmation that most console games have very low expectations to begin with.

He spends a few paragraphs clearly misunderstanding the concept of the game, then says "oh, it's supposed to be an action RPG like Diablo," which is pretty clearly "not getting it."

Like I said, though, this doesn't moot his complaints, particularly about the technical issues. But he really expected a deeper RPG, which seems odd, as I know nothing about this game or the previous one but even I know it's a combat game with RPG elements, not the other way around.
 
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17. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 18:11 netnerd85
 
nin wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 16:42:
So sorry.. but no way am i going to touch Tony Hawks HD...

That was a fun game back on the gamecube...

It was... is awesome on the N64

PHJF wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 16:47:
It is physically impossible to play Dark Souls without becoming enraged. The game is designed that way.
Lol, depends how you play it. It will teach you patience, something most people need these bloody days.
 
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16. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 17:24 Axis
 
The reviewer "got it" just fine with the Dark Souls soulless port -- A shit port -- what else is there to say?

I didn't notice rage, just the expected "Not again..." feeling you get when you play a shitty port of a supposedly great console game, and the confirmation that most console games have very low expectations to begin with.
 
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15. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 16:48 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 16:42:
So sorry.. but no way am i going to touch Tony Hawks HD...

That was a fun game back on the gamecube...


I preferred them on the PC.
With a keyboard.
 
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14. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 16:47 PHJF
 
A review should be objective. Not just emotional rage or love.

It is physically impossible to play Dark Souls without becoming enraged. The game is designed that way.
 
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13. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 16:42 nin
 
So sorry.. but no way am i going to touch Tony Hawks HD...

That was a fun game back on the gamecube...

 
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12. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 16:35 eRe4s3r
 
I refuse to play or pay for CRAP pc games ,) So sorry.. but no way am i going to touch Tony Hawks HD... that sounds like a iPhone game or something.

But a quick youtube visit proves you right.. ok, let me rephrase, "*some* of the wonkiest physics ever seen on a pc game" But the way dead bodies act in Dark Souls is pretty hilariously broken.
 
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11. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 16:23 Beamer
 
I haven't played the game, or even seen the game, but it definitely struck me very much as "doesn't get it."

But that doesn't moot his technical complaints, and honestly, just because you don't get something doesn't mean your review is invalid. Lots of players won't "get it," either. You read a few reviews of a game to get a comprehensive view, and you read a few reviews by a reviewer to know whether you get the same things he gets or miss the same things he misses.
 
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10. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 15:55 space captain
 
the physics in dark souls are wonky, especially the way corpses just flop around like weightless rag dolls.. if you dont think thats fucked up then you are just a dumbshit, period  
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9. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 15:40 netnerd85
 
Bhruic wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 13:21:
netnerd85 wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 12:11:
You can't objectively review something you clearly hate.

What an idiotic statement. You're acting as if he hated it before he knew anything about it. If you play a game and you hate it, that makes you just as qualified to write a review about it as someone who played it and loved it. That is, in fact, the whole point of a review - you play the game, and then describe your playing experience.
Incorrect. His rage got the better of him. It works both ways. If someone gets on their knees and doesn't let up then they too are not being objective - see any Skyrim review.

A review should be objective. Not just emotional rage or love.

eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 12:29:
and the wonkiest physics ever seen on a PC game
Clearly you haven't played many games then, especially the recent Tony Hawks HD game. I mean seriously. Play some more games.
 
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8. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 13:21 Bhruic
 
netnerd85 wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 12:11:
You can't objectively review something you clearly hate.

What an idiotic statement. You're acting as if he hated it before he knew anything about it. If you play a game and you hate it, that makes you just as qualified to write a review about it as someone who played it and loved it. That is, in fact, the whole point of a review - you play the game, and then describe your playing experience.
 
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7. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 12:48 space captain
 
netnerd85 wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 12:11:
Yeah that "review" is not a review, it's pathetic dribble. He's just bitching non-stop. You can't objectively review something you clearly hate. This guy has posted dribble reviews before. Ranting and raving does not make for quality reading.

but but but...

its spot on!!

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6. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 12:29 eRe4s3r
 
Yes because unavoidable instant deaths and constant retreading of already walked ways is so amazing... not to mention no pause, no quick-save, no proper controls on PC and a total f'ed up half-assed port and a terrible out-dated engine and the wonkiest physics ever seen on a PC game

The game has a good combat and a pretty nice mood in an interesting world. But it is not a master-piece, certainly not when viewed as what makes a good PC game.

Also, Steam is down. for me. So yeah.
Error 503 Service Unavailable
Steam: No Connection

So I am not really hating Dark Souls, I am just annoyed because of Steam

Going from the steam stats, steam is down globally. HAHA Awesome.

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5. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 12:11 netnerd85
 
Wolfox wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 11:49:
Axis wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 10:47:
Dark souls review spot on.

For me, it's not spot on at all. "Ugly visuals"? "Lack of tone and context"? I couldn't disagree more. I think the guy just doesn't "get" the game, which I'm fine with, but it isn't any sort of "absolute truth" or anything.

For me (and for a lot of people), Dark Souls is one of the best games of this generation. For me, it has great visuals, and its subtle storytelling is a breath of fresh air. For me, it has the best combat of any RPG I've ever played, and many brilliant gameplay mechanics that make sense within the game. For me, Dark Souls is much more than the sum of its parts; for me, it's a masterpiece.

Not for everyone, though, apparently. And that's fine.
Yeah that "review" is not a review, it's pathetic dribble. He's just bitching non-stop. You can't objectively review something you clearly hate. This guy has posted dribble reviews before. Ranting and raving does not make for quality reading.
 
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4. Re: Game Reviews Sep 25, 2012, 12:02 BobBob
 
Good to see Torchlight 2 getting the exposure and praise it deserves.  
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