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Signed On May 19, 2008, 01:54
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News Comments > Black Swan Composer Scoring Mass Effect 3
8. Re: Black Swan Composer Scoring Mass Effect 3 Feb 11, 2011, 14:20 swaaye
 
It must be a publicity move because I thought Jack Wall did a fantastic job with the series so far.  
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News Comments > Volition Would Kill to Make FreeSpace 3
59. Re: Volition Would Feb 9, 2011, 15:39 swaaye
 
So Iwar2, FS2 and probably X-Wing Alliance too bombed in sales. Maybe Wing Commander Prophecy as well considering that was the end of the line there.

I'm just not sure that I can see today's market getting too excited about this kind of thing. It was never a big console genre. Space shooters are more part of the also-dead simulation genre and this only worked on PC.

There are console space shooters like Colony Wars, the Starfighter series, Rogue Squadron, etc. They tried to make these console friendly but I never got the impression that they caught on in a big way. Factor 5 imploded trying to make the genre work.
 
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News Comments > The Rise and Fall of Interplay
11. Re: The Rise and Fall of Interplay Feb 3, 2011, 02:08 swaaye
 
Rigs wrote on Feb 1, 2011, 09:54:
]There are two things in my history of playing games that I will never forget or forgive - one was KA and the other was Babylon5: Into The Fire...

Really the way KA ended up was a result of the complete failure of its butchered predecessor, SFA. The two games share a lot of tech and have most of the same gameplay issues. I don't really believe that patching would have improved KA much because the engine itself should have been completely overhauled instead of "enhanced" as it was.

At least they managed to get it running above 640x480. KA damn near came locked to that resolution but one of their programmers got resolution scaling hacked in towards the end.

The Star Trek games pretty much bombed for them too as far as I could tell. SFC was somewhat successful but I think that was about it. SFA must have been a real disaster I think. KA seemed to be a sort of "get more ROI" quickie project that still had delays and issues. Uhg. And lets not discuss STNW! Yikes!

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News Comments > The Rise and Fall of Interplay
6. Re: The Rise and Fall of Interplay Jan 31, 2011, 23:45 swaaye
 
They made a bunch of games that didn't sell well, basically. Especially at the end of the '90s...... Some were pretty wacky and creative, but some were total garbage (ST New Worlds!!!).  
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News Comments > Pete Hines Interview
16. Re: Pete Hines Interview Jan 26, 2011, 18:16 swaaye
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jan 26, 2011, 16:12:
The reason Oblivion is simpleton shit is mostly the writing, quest design and lack of any choice and consequence what-so-ever. It's made to accommodate people who just want to run around whacking stuff and not think about anything, who... gasp... are simpletons (at least when it comes to playing games). I didn't call you a simpleton, I just said you enjoyed Oblivion which is made for simpletons, i.e. simpleton shit.

Well I'm sure somebody would like to argue with you on that, but I won't. Oblivion is a disturbingly normalized experience, designed for ease and the ability to see everything in a single play through. And a lot of it is curiously designed, if not broken.

I'm not much of a fantasy buff so I don't pay much attention to the stories of fantasy games. I am mostly interested in the sandbox, open world gameplay and interaction with the world. So I won't comment on the value of the storyline or the lore.

But this is really par for the course at Bethesda. I've never played a game from them that hasn't been riddled with quirks, regardless of how high of a rosy pedestal you want to put TES 2 and 3 on.

I wouldn't recommend holding your breath on Skyrim. I definitely would avoid all previews because those guys spew more bullshit than just about any other game company. I really just hope they try to refine and not reinvent because that would probably turn out best...
 
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News Comments > Pete Hines Interview
9. Re: Pete Hines Interview Jan 26, 2011, 15:37 swaaye
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jan 26, 2011, 14:00:

I know Oblivion wasn't an RPG, but Daggerfall and Morrowind were. I would like them to return to that, rather than make Oblivion another hack n' slash game with dialogue written by a 4th grader.

If you like that simpleton shit though then have at it, I don't see what is "stupid" about that. Everyone likes different stuff, some people even like the new Transformers movies, one assumes.
Like Daggerfall and Morrowing weren't both horribly flawed. Give me a break. Hell, Daggerfall is a disaster zone in tons of ways.

Do you really consider more hands on realtime combat as "simpleton shit"? You'd rather have the ultra fakey Morrowind style stuff? I hope Skyrim takes what Oblivion did to a new level of refinement. Give me more Dark Messiah-style combat and less dice roll stuff any day.

But since Skyrim is supposed to be an "RPG", I'm sure I'll be pumping 80 arrows into some guy's head yet again.

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News Comments > Test Drive Unlimited 2 Trailer
4. Re: Test Drive Unlimited 2 Trailer Jan 26, 2011, 00:59 swaaye
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 13:51:
Test Drive 4 was the first and last title I've played in the series.

TDU was by far the best game of the entire series, even with its flaws. But I'm not sure this new game is going to be better-enough to get me excited.
 
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News Comments > More Games to Use the Skyrim Engine
20. Re: More Games to Use the Skyrim Engine Jan 26, 2011, 00:57 swaaye
 
I think Gamebryo gets too much flak and Bethesda's programmers not enough. That engine is pretty flexible and has been used for a wide range of games.

But still Oblivion and Fallout 3 are definitely the most stable Bethesda games in their history. Morrowind basically didn't work until after a few patches and most of their older games never worked right.

baltar wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 15:32:
Screw all this noise we need a sequel to Terminator Future Shock and Skynet. Get to it Bethesda!

Hell yeah.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 2
22. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 2 Jan 26, 2011, 00:50 swaaye
 
The AA thing is really the developer's responsibility though.

I'm thinking the game engine must be rather similar to the original, meaning it's a DirectX 9 deferred renderer which usually means it's impossible to support AA. Somehow NV and ATI hack it in these games sometimes though (usually there are quirks however like blur).

Basically the developer doesn't care about AA and is perhaps using very obsolete technology. And obviously two of the game's platforms can't handle it anyway so why bother I guess. Yippee.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Trailer Blowout [Updated]
11. Re: Dead Space 2 Trailer Blowout [Updated] Jan 20, 2011, 18:29 swaaye
 
I'd pay $30 for DS2. I only got about halfway through the first game before I was bored with the gameplay. But I'm a sucker for sci-fi stuff.  
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News Comments > [Hexen] Serpent: Resurrection
4. Re: [Hexen] Serpent: Resurrection Oct 8, 2010, 19:29 swaaye
 
Dark Messiah reminded me of these games. Loved it too.  
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News Comments > Wing Commander DOSBox Rerelease?
24. Re: Wing Commander DOSBox Rerelease? Sep 29, 2010, 15:37 swaaye
 
I'd like to see the entire Origin library on GoG.

I doubt that I'd buy much of it, because I already own a lot of the games, but it would be nice to see the games getting some attention again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 16, 2010, 17:34 swaaye
 
Saying it will last only helps them. I remember when Nintendo said the NES wasn't dead even when the SNES was around. Companies usually don't burn bridges.

I don't know if it could do another 5 years. I don't know if that matters either way to the average console gamer. They probably just take whatever gets spoon fed to them.

I think it really depends on what the competition is up to. Since the money is in the software and the services, not the hardware, I'm sure that they would love to see 360 last forever.
 
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News Comments > More On StarCraft II Sales
7. Re: More On StarCraft II Sales Aug 18, 2010, 23:20 swaaye
 
It is just insane how many people flocked out to buy this game.  
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News Comments > Kotick: Audience "Clamoring" for Subscription CoD
100. Re: Kotick: Audience "Clamoring" for Subscription CoD Jun 21, 2010, 19:58 swaaye
 
What if you only played the first CoD and that's it?  
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News Comments > Mass Effect/Mass Effect 2 Sale
29. Re: Jun 20, 2010, 16:32 swaaye
 
It does. And it sucks that non-USA folks get rammed up the ass.

But I do like it when Steam sells 3 month old games for $15 sometimes. I don't buy new releases anymore because I've caught on. Well, that and "new" releases feel more and more like rehashes these days.

I'm waiting for ME2 to be $9.99 like the other guy here said.
 
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News Comments > DX 3 Designer on DX2
22. Re: DX 3 Designer on DX2 Jun 14, 2010, 18:23 swaaye
 
DX was pretty awesome back in 2000. If the game came out new today as it is, it would be laughable and I can't imagine that it would sell. It is really a rough game by today's standards, and I don't simply mean the visuals.

What does it take to make something that sticks out like that today? The catch to this is that the audience has changed a lot. There are a lot of aspects that will have to be changed to meet the expectations of modern gamers.

IMO perhaps the worst aspect to DX2 was the tiny maps through almost the entire game. It was super fakey. I'm not one to mind futuristic takes on the world though. His comment on that is strange. I'm gonna guess that this guy isn't a big sci-fi fan.
 
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News Comments > New LucasArts President
10. Re: New LucasArts President Jun 11, 2010, 00:33 swaaye
 
How many presidents have they gone through since the glory years now?  
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News Comments > MS Gaming Shakeup?
11. Re: MS Gaming Shakeup? May 25, 2010, 21:39 swaaye
 
The PC's strengths are in modding and complex controls for genres that need it.

If PC gaming has no clear advantage then what's the point? And I don't mean how shooters play better with KB/mouse. That's inconsequential to a ton of people.

I think the last PC gaming bastions are MMOs, RTS, TBS and complex simulation. The games tend to not register on console people radar.

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News Comments > Top Gun Announced
5. Re: Top Gun Announced May 20, 2010, 22:41 swaaye
 
I played the Top Gun games for IBM XT and NES. They were a good time for a kid.  
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