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Signed On Jul 28, 2005, 12:16
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Wheelman
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Wheelman Mar 25, 2009, 20:27 Lorcin
Why? I've never actually had a problem with Ubisoft and would rather see 100 prince's of persia and 100 raymans' before I ever even sniff a Sims expansion.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue - Whiny speakers Mar 24, 2009, 14:49 Lorcin
Oww I know what you mean - my daughter got a fish tank a few weeks ago and it's actually noisier then my PC. It constently sounds like someone in the room is having a wee - and it is pure torture whilst trying to watch a film after a beer or 10!  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein Trailer
32. Re: Wolfenstein Trailer Mar 22, 2009, 00:01 Lorcin
And since consoles are now poor man's PCs and the target of every developer on the planet, we're probably rather stuck with 2005's texture detail level until new consoles with gigs of RAM.

Is that really a bad thing though? Suddenly the race on the pc is ended - I know my current PC (which is about a year old) is already 1 and nearly 2 "generations" behind in terms of PC GFX. But I also know it can play ANY console port from the current gen of consoles at the res I want with all the bells and whistles turned on.

Maybe now the push for shinier and better graphics has effectively been stamped on by the consoles technical specification rigidity developers could actually go back to trying to make games with better quality.

Nobody fussed about the technical advancement in graphics on the C64 or NES but recently PC gaming had become a case of spending more money on tech than games to get the newest games to look as good as possible. Personally if the multi-platform environment means PC tech can mature and actually represent value for money I'll be more than happy.

Not every game is Crysis - and for that I really am grateful; I'd rather play Dungeon Master any day.

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News Comments > Wolfenstein Trailer
28. Re: Wolfenstein Trailer Mar 21, 2009, 23:04 Lorcin
or am I just missing the point here.

no insult intended but I think you are. The marketing guys decide when the number of the engine changes but yes in effect we are still playing the original quake/unreal engines just modified to the point where they are practically unrecognisable - ala Pamela Anderson.

Make no mistake the ID engine was never as strong outdoors as Unreal. However saying that this game is going to look dated just because this game is 'based' on the Doom 3 engine is very akin to claiming that the new Riddick game will owe nothing to Pitch Black.

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News Comments > Wolfenstein Trailer
25. Re: Wolfenstein Trailer Mar 21, 2009, 22:14 Lorcin
it just feels like Wolfenstein with some things tacked on

Is that bad? I love Wolfenstein even though I won't, for some weird messed up moral reasons, play any "realistic" WWII shooter. The joy for me deeply involves the fact the zombie/arcane elements are merged into the more mundane aspects without a great hoo-ha. The zombies, modern-warfare elements tend to be blended in such a way as too not make you question whether this was actually what happened but was obviously from the get go meant to be a game.

Every other WWII game seems to portray one single person as the sole winner of WWII (and normally his American to add insult to injury). Wolfenstein throws zombies, magic and god knows what else into the mix simply because it KNOWS it's a game loosely base on one of humanities darkest hours.

As for graphically - Tempest, Rez, Castle Crashers and an awful lot more are the irrefutable proof that a game's graphics are just the icing on the cake - the doom 3 engine can certainly be used to great effect in the right hands and I have high hopes for this one.

And when combined with an incredibly dated engine I find it very hard to get excited.
changing a number on the end of an engine's name does not make it a new one - anyone who has seen the advanced console for U3 knows it's the same as the one in U1. The engines don't change ala console generations they evolve until the publishers decide they need a large enough cash injection to warrant giving their cash-cows a new moniker. Case in point? Half-life originally ran on the Quake 1 engine - you know; that blurry brown/grey engine?

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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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