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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 29, 2013, 16:20 JoeNapalm
 
KSP is a great game...one of the very few I've played, in recent years, with an actual learning curve.

First few hours are spent simply trying to get into orbit, then get to the Mun, then LAND on the Mun, then land a Kerbal on the Mun, then rescue the Kerbal on the Mun because you can't get him back because you crash landed and wouldn't have had enough fuel, anyway...

I stopped playing, for now, because I wanted to enjoy it all over again in release.

Shadowrun Returns is bittersweet, for me. I'm surprised by all of the glowing praise, here. This is normally a tougher crowd. I love all things Shadowrun, and I enjoyed SR, but I was disappointed by the kiddie-pool depth of the thing. It's more like a very good iPad game than a PC game.

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News Comments > Marvel Heroes Early Launch Delays
3. Re: Marvel Heroes Early Launch Delays May 29, 2013, 10:21 JoeNapalm
 

Yeah, I call bullshit.

That would be stupid and dangerous.

I have (unintentionally) gone into the 130+ hour range, and you do NOT want to go there...*shudder*

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News Comments > Gunpoint Demo Now; Game Next Week
7. Re: Gunpoint Demo Now; Game Next Week May 28, 2013, 15:39 JoeNapalm
 

I'm not a huge platformer, either...but this, for some reason, reminds me of Impossible Mission, back on the C-64.

Might try the demo.


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News Comments > Square Enix's "Extraordinary" Losses
20. Re: Square Enix's May 13, 2013, 16:34 JoeNapalm
 

Deus Ex and Sleeping Dogs both need sequels.

Get your @#$% together, Square Enix!


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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: The Night of the Rabbit Game trailer. May 7, 2013, 09:09 JoeNapalm
 

Night of the Lepus!

I don't think they really exist...

ARRGH! Nom nom nom nom...


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News Comments > Morning Patches
5. Re: Morning Patches Apr 25, 2013, 13:43 JoeNapalm
 
Yeah, I'm ashamed to admit I had the same problem.

I should be all over that game, but just never made it over the initial curve...

OH GOD! I'm part of what's wrong with gaming!

*douses self with gasoline*

*lighter*

*FOOM!*

*no effect whatsoever*

Oh...right...Ifrit. Nevermind.


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News Comments > Thunder Wolves Trailer
1. Re: Thunder Wolves Trailer Apr 8, 2013, 09:48 JoeNapalm
 

Thunder Wolves? Really?

Thunder Wolves?

"Guys! I've got it! We'll make a helicopter game! It will be awesome, like...like Airwolf and Blue Thunder combined! Yeah! THUNDER WOLVES!"

*facepalm*


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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Mar 30, 2013, 07:37 JoeNapalm
 

Wait wait wait...

Potsdam, NY?!

That explains it. Weather anomalies, the conflux of ley lines, permanent brain damage from cabin fever...whatever the reason, pretty much everyone who stays in Potsdam long enough is crazy.


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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Mar 30, 2013, 07:30 JoeNapalm
 

Dr. Meinheimer! Nooo!



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News Comments > New APB Game Kickstarter
1. Re: New APB Game Kickstarter Mar 27, 2013, 09:17 JoeNapalm
 

As a long-time supporter of APB, in the face of all it's failings, may I humbly suggest you FIX YOUR @#$% before starting work on another revenue stream??

Thanks.

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News Comments > Door Kickers Announced
3. Re: Door Kickers Announced Mar 22, 2013, 11:10 JoeNapalm
 
Remember:

Drive your corners, and a cross is faster than a button-hook.


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News Comments > SimCity Patch Addresses Traffic Snags
12. Re: SimCity Patch Addresses Traffic Snags Mar 20, 2013, 07:13 JoeNapalm
 
Can you still just build an entirely Residential city and be wildly successful?

Yes?

Then the game is still broken. If the best way to win is to not even try, then it is BROKEN.

If you know someone who has been playing "non-stop" they are a liar. The game only recently became at all stable. If they have been "having a blast" with mindless traffic that cripples any city with any intersections an a pop over "100,000" (read 10,000) and a game system that actually punishes you more the more you try to meet the needs or your city, then...good for them, I guess.

Do they wanna buy a bridge?

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News Comments > SimCity Hacked to Play Offline?
47. Re: SimCity Hacked to Play Offline? Mar 14, 2013, 11:39 JoeNapalm
 
Conspiracy may be strong word, but they certainly knew what they were doing when they limited the previews to an hour.

Because after an hour, the wheels come off.

I don't believe for one second that they didn't know that it was broken when they put it in the box.


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News Comments > SimCity Hacked to Play Offline?
38. Re: SimCity Hacked to Play Offline? Mar 14, 2013, 11:10 JoeNapalm
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 10:08:
Hopefully someone can put out a simple to install mod that just rips this game free of the online mode and lets people just have fun. Quadrupling the size of the city space would be nice too.

Except that it's so broken that quadrupling the size of the city would mean it all goes to @#$% 4x faster.

Look, folks - this isn't about their crappy launch issues. Now that we know how little the servers are really doing, I'm gonna grab my tinfoil tri-corner hat and declare that the launch issues were likely orchestrated.

What's that, you say? Orchestrated? PHSAW!

But wait! Once they started ironing out the launch issues it took all of, what, a day before everyone realized that there is NO FREAKING AI??

They got an extra week of sales from stupid people who heard that the initial hour or so of gameplay was fun (which it is) and that all the issues were just rocky MMO launch issues.

Instead, they released a completely fubar non-functional non-Sim non-City non-game, and everyone's focused on their DRM. Yeah, the DRM sucks, their launch sucks, but let's not lose sight of the fact that the GAME sucks after the initial hour or two.

I hired a gypsy to curse my friend that coerced me into pre-ordering, installing Origin, and bringing shame upon the House of Napalm.


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News Comments > SimCity Status Report
32. Re: SimCity Status Report Mar 14, 2013, 09:16 JoeNapalm
 
Kajetan wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 06:58:
Dev wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 06:39:
So, in these tiny cities... it really only simulates about 10% of the population and the rest aren't?
It does say "SIM City" on the box, doesn't it? You can't critizise a simulation for simulating stuff

Except that it's not even simulating that 10%.

They just form a huge conga line as they try to cram that 10% all into the same trailer home.

This is the entirety of their "AI" in pseudocode:


FOR ALL SIMS
1. GOTO HOUSE
2. IF HOUSECAPACITY = FULL
THEN HOUSE = HOUSE + 1
3. GOTO 1



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News Comments > SimCity Status Report
24. Re: SimCity Status Report Mar 14, 2013, 04:11 JoeNapalm
 
entr0py wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 00:58:
As much as the launch was a failure they could still make this into a passable game once they fix all the server issues and disabled features and of course reduce the price by half.

Have you not read wonawonka's comments?

He's right. The game is inherently broken. It doesn't t actually simulate anything, it's just a huge mob of if-then-else that rapidly breaks down with size. THIS is why it is such a small map.

Nine Lords of Night, the best thing to do is just build nothing but residential. That works freaking great. If you try to build a working city it just breaks down, unless you resort to ridiculous tricks like having no intersections at all, just lots of places to u-turn.

TLDR: It's not a sim, and you can't build cities. This cannot be patched.

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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer Confirmed
8. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer Confirmed Mar 13, 2013, 12:30 JoeNapalm
 
There is simply no way that this game can live up to how good I want it to be.

It's not their fault. It's mine.


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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Alpha Gameplay Trailer
15. Re: Shadowrun Returns Alpha Gameplay Trailer Mar 8, 2013, 15:35 JoeNapalm
 

I'm a huge Shadowrun fan, and this looks great.

This and Cyberpunk2077 are going to be interesting to see. So hard to capture the depth of PnP gameplay in a PC game.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Revealed for Next Year
20. Re: The Witcher 3 Revealed for Next Year Feb 5, 2013, 14:29 JoeNapalm
 

I think I must not be "hardcore" enough, or something.

I WANT to like the first one...but I've tried to get into it three or four times and just lose interest. Everyone says "you gotta stick with it" but there's something wrong with the story and/or game if I am struggling to maintain interest a few hours in.

(That said...Cyberpunk w/ Pondsmith? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! *thud*)

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News Comments > Into the Black
24. Re: Into the Black Jan 25, 2013, 17:00 JoeNapalm
 

JJ is a good choice.

Joss Whedon would have been a GREAT choice.


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