Half-Life 2 Updates

Steam News (thanks Frans) has word of new updates to Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2 deathmatch, and the Source dedicated server that will be applied automatically when the Steam service is restarted. The update includes a Securom fix: "Solved disc in drive incompatibility error by removing Securom disc check routine."
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Re: Gamespot
Dec 10, 2004, 21:51
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Re: Gamespot Dec 10, 2004, 21:51
Dec 10, 2004, 21:51
 
Gamespot has long been my most trusted site for reviews. No other site has agreed so well with my opinions of both old and new games, and few sites attempt to see each game from as many angles as Gamespot.

That said, I have read a lot of people ragging on Gamespot, it seems, but I could never find someone who would pin down a reason. If someone could clarify, I might have to rethink my trust...


There's nothing THAT wrong with Gamespot, but if it's your only source of reviews then you're going to miss out on a lot. PLUS you may disagree with their perception of reviews.

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Re: Gamespot
Dec 10, 2004, 21:47
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Re: Gamespot Dec 10, 2004, 21:47
Dec 10, 2004, 21:47
 
For me it's basically what has been stated before. When a big name game comes out it seems like they try too hard to find points against it so they can seem unbiased. If it's a new game or one that sort of comes out of nowhere, they feel more free to give it the score they really want because no one would accuse them of being biased towards such a small publisher, value priced games, etc. It's just safer for them.

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Re: Riddick vs HL2
Dec 10, 2004, 21:45
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Re: Riddick vs HL2 Dec 10, 2004, 21:45
Dec 10, 2004, 21:45
 
I really don't think anything can beat Valve's subtle telling of the Half Life story through gameplay

This was the case for HL1 and not for the sequel, valve successfully screwed up HL2 story-wise.

And yes, Riddick is more fun than HL2.

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Gamespot
Dec 10, 2004, 21:37
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Gamespot Dec 10, 2004, 21:37
Dec 10, 2004, 21:37
 
Gamespot has long been my most trusted site for reviews. No other site has agreed so well with my opinions of both old and new games, and few sites attempt to see each game from as many angles as Gamespot.

That said, I have read a lot of people ragging on Gamespot, it seems, but I could never find someone who would pin down a reason. If someone could clarify, I might have to rethink my trust...

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Re: Err
Dec 10, 2004, 21:36
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Re: Err Dec 10, 2004, 21:36
Dec 10, 2004, 21:36
 
The enjoyment of a videogame is far too personal to ascribe something as subjective as V A L U E to. The very idea that they would try to use that word in that context and have it be even slightly meaningful is ridiculous.

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Re: Err
Dec 10, 2004, 21:28
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Re: Err Dec 10, 2004, 21:28
Dec 10, 2004, 21:28
 
No value is not based on length genius its based on V A L U E period look up the word.

Your logic is truly dizzying.

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Re: Err
Dec 10, 2004, 21:19
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Re: Err Dec 10, 2004, 21:19
Dec 10, 2004, 21:19
 
Done: http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=value

And this is from Gamespot:
Value
For the most part, a game's value score is an indicator of the game's longevity. It represents how long you'll be able to both play and enjoy the game, and it also signifies how much replay value you'll get out of it. Breadth of gameplay options and overall volume of content both weigh heavily into this score. The retail price of a game can also figure into the value score, as can the presence or lack of similar, competitive products in the market. Finally, the overall quality of the game has some impact on its value, so, for instance, a bad game that's extremely long is still probably not worth playing.

Now what was the point again?

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Err
Dec 10, 2004, 21:01
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Err Dec 10, 2004, 21:01
Dec 10, 2004, 21:01
 
If your gonna answer your own question which btw i dont see much of these days but what the heck lol, No value is not based on length genius its based on V A L U E period look up the word.

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Re: Gamespot
Dec 10, 2004, 20:58
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Re: Gamespot Dec 10, 2004, 20:58
Dec 10, 2004, 20:58
 
I'm guessing that is because of the short time to complete, yes? I certainly wouldn't call that the most important thing.

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Gamespot
Dec 10, 2004, 20:56
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Gamespot Dec 10, 2004, 20:56
Dec 10, 2004, 20:56
 
Well if this overhyped fanboi would have taken the time to compare the rewiews he would have comeback saying something like " Hey everyone gamespot gave Riddick a 9.3 OMG its a point higher than HL2, but there's a catch, gamespot rated the VALUE 7 on Riddick while HL2 got a VALUE of 9.
The single most important thing in any review is how they rate the Value, and as I have stated above RIDDICK got a 7 in that department.

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Re: Riddick vs HL2
Dec 10, 2004, 20:51
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Re: Riddick vs HL2 Dec 10, 2004, 20:51
Dec 10, 2004, 20:51
 
Edit: Gamespot just gave riddick a 9.3. Higher than 9.2 for HL2. Hmmmm...

Gamespot is in the habit lately of overthinking big name games, and they are absolute suckers for a suprise hit. I'm sure Riddick is good, but I'll be suprised if I think it is better than Half Life 2. I really don't think anything can beat Valve's subtle telling of the Half Life story through gameplay. But hey, if Riddick is better, all the happier!

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Re: Riddick vs HL2
Dec 10, 2004, 20:49
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Re: Riddick vs HL2 Dec 10, 2004, 20:49
Dec 10, 2004, 20:49
 
Um Tempest, Battlezone, Liesure Suit Larry Games

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Securom
Dec 10, 2004, 20:49
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Securom Dec 10, 2004, 20:49
Dec 10, 2004, 20:49
 
This Securom stuff is ridiculous. So often you see developers remove it in patches soon after release, so what is the point of having it there in the first place? The only people you'll inconvenience are the very casual gamers who don't even bother looking for patches. And especially for a game like HL2 with all the extra piracy measures, using Securom as well is pointless. I guess I should be happy they've removed it now, though. Decent of them.

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Gamespot
Dec 10, 2004, 20:47
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Gamespot Dec 10, 2004, 20:47
Dec 10, 2004, 20:47
 
LOL. man youre in trouble.
(please tell us you dont follow gamespot cause we will revoke youre blues license to post lol gamespot roflmao


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Re: WARNING
Dec 10, 2004, 20:46
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Re: WARNING Dec 10, 2004, 20:46
Dec 10, 2004, 20:46
 
"They did a fantastic job porting this to the PC"

That's all I need to hear. Anything that needs "porting" to the pc is suspect in my book. I can't see this game with no multiplayer and taking 10 hours to complete being better than HL2. JMHO

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Re: Riddick vs HL2
Dec 10, 2004, 20:43
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Re: Riddick vs HL2 Dec 10, 2004, 20:43
Dec 10, 2004, 20:43
 
When's the last time graphics made a game fun?

Edit: Gamespot just gave riddick a 9.3. Higher than 9.2 for HL2. Hmmmm...

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Riddick vs HL2
Dec 10, 2004, 20:40
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Riddick vs HL2 Dec 10, 2004, 20:40
Dec 10, 2004, 20:40
 
Yeah right.
(well i hope its better than the overhyped blockbuster movie flop) I did like PB however.

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Re: WARNING
Dec 10, 2004, 20:39
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Re: WARNING Dec 10, 2004, 20:39
Dec 10, 2004, 20:39
 
The only thing thing that seems to be lacking is the pysics of HL2.

The physics in HL2 is pretty fricken critical to its gaming goodness.

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Re: WARNING
Dec 10, 2004, 20:38
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Re: WARNING Dec 10, 2004, 20:38
Dec 10, 2004, 20:38
 
Cy, I agree that Riddick is a fantastic game, it's amazing that a game this good can just sneak up on ya and not even get a quarter of the hype it deserves. They did a fantastic job porting this to the PC and they even added QUICK SAVE, I'm extremely impressed! I hope to see alot more from the developers of this game... As far as HL2 goes, it's awesome not to have to put the DVD in the drive anymore THANK YOU VALVE! Now that was my only complaint about the game so now it is as close to perfection as any game could ever be (as well as Riddick of Course)

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Re: WARNING
Dec 10, 2004, 20:38
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Dec 10, 2004, 20:38
 
you gotta be kidding right? Riddick is a really really average game , with some vaseline on the textures. I mean it's not bad, but no where near as fun as HL2 Real-time lighting good game make does not. Doom 3 proved that....

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