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    Other Games. Playing, Getting & Tribute - All Discussion thread

    Yes, a brand new thread to discuss other games.

    Enjoy.

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    Original thread here:
    http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=87152
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    Why?

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    Originally Posted by -=fox=-
    Why?
    We always create new threads when the pages exceed 100.
    The older games thread had reached 130+
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    Meet new thread, same as old thread.
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    Can you call this thread ther Games. Playing, Getting & Tribute Thread 2.0

    Not necessary ofcourse :3

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    Originally Posted by Zakka
    Uhm worth a look? It's a MUST play and one of the favorite games of many forumbrethern here

    Just check our best game of all time list
    Originally Posted by AlexofSpades
    Yes, the callback to the first game's ending. I finished them both in a row, and the memory was still fresh.

    Even the background music was the same, heh, i laughed hard.

    Anyways, Mirror's Edge is a must play. Its short and the storytelling arent the best around, but the gameplay and originality of the game makes it worth.

    Is somewhat comparable to Portal ; Short, but very fun and unique.

    Well, you two hit the last nail on the coffin (so to speak) for me. I heard mixed things about Mirror's Edge when it first came out but more recently I've been noticing a kind of cult following it's gained and I'm sure that had to come from some redeeming quality in the game. I will buy it then; it's especially cheap now so it's not such a big decision anymore. Thanks guys.


    Also, Alex I am surprised you didn't get tired of Dead Space's gameplay. Before the 2nd game came out I specifically told people to get the first one out of the way at least a month before because I was afraid they would grow tired of the formula. This happened to me with Bioshock; before the second game came out I played through the first one but a week before it's release and when I finally played the sequel... I felt like I was playing the same game and couldn't take another 8-20 hours of that.

    However you are not the only one I've known to have played both Dead Space games back to back and enjoyed them.

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    Originally Posted by EricaLeeVee

    Also, Alex I am surprised you didn't get tired of Dead Space's gameplay. Before the 2nd game came out I specifically told people to get the first one out of the way at least a month before because I was afraid they would grow tired of the formula. This happened to me with Bioshock; before the second game came out I played through the first one but a week before it's release and when I finally played the sequel... I felt like I was playing the same game and couldn't take another 8-20 hours of that.

    However you are not the only one I've known to have played both Dead Space games back to back and enjoyed them.
    Oh yes, i understand. The game's very stressing sometimes, specially the first one. Its a lot of pressure, and the "formula" repeats over and over, its very tiresome. Its a great game, however. Thank you forum fellows (Zakka and Fox) that recommended it to me.

    Next step... start the Mass Effect series!
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    @EricaLeeVee: The only thing that's wrong with mirror's edge are some of the animated cutscenes. Cutscenes which look worse than the actual games itself are always a wrong idea. Story is pretty predictable as well. That's it. Gameplaywise it's great and the graphics are phenomenal. Have fun with the game

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    Originally Posted by AlexOfSpades
    Next step... start the Mass Effect series!
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    I tried the PS3 ME2 demo a while back and eventually clocked in more time messing with the character editor than the actual demo levels... :P

    Nah, ME as a whole doesn't really strike a chord with me so I'll reserve judgment on it- but what was funny was that during gameplay I found the lack of FPV utterly annoying. Like a huge barrier that wouldn't let you connect with the environment.

    Alien character designs were awesome, though.

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    Originally Posted by Ilves
    I tried the PS3 ME2 demo a while back and eventually clocked in more time with the character editor than the actual demo levels... :P

    Nah, ME as a whole doesn't really strike a chord with me so I'll reserve judgment on it- but what was funny was that during gameplay I found the lack of FPV utterly annoying. Like a huge barrier that wouldn't let you connect with the environment.

    Alien character designs were awesome, though.
    Don't worry, many people have that habit of staying in the character creation area for obscene amounts of time. I go with the default character to stop that from happening.


    What always gets to me is the AMAZING facial animation when talking to others.

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    Originally Posted by EricaLeeVee
    I go with the default character to stop that from happening.
    I would, if it weren't for the fact that default male Shepard has my vote for being THE most tremendous douche in video game history. Like, seriously unappealing.

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    Originally Posted by Pretentious Old Man.
    Let's do that. In fact, I think we should send a burning pair of Blackadder II-spec comedy breasts.

    That'd learn 'em. Hoist with their own petard.
    That would be appropriate for Herve after that PoS stinker.
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    Originally Posted by Ilves
    I would, if it weren't for the fact that default male Shepard has my vote for being THE most tremendous douche in video game history. Like, seriously unappealing.
    Oh I don't ever choose male Shepard. Female Shepard has superior voice-acting. :/ The male one is in-fact the biggest douche in the universe and the reason why people keep joining him on his missions is because they've heard of his epic douchebaggery and want to see it with their own eyes.

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    I'm sorry, but anyone playing a Bioware game for the mature storyline is doing it wrong. The only correct way to play Mass Effect is to play with the male Shepard and kick arse twice round the universe and back in a mccarthyian stunt to rid the universe of dirtycommiescum(tm).
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    Femshep + Vanguard + Renegade + Insanity = Ossum!

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    Douche? Douche in what way? Doesnt the game allow you to choose your personality?

    Meh i always go female anyways
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    Yeah same I just prefer hearing the female voiceactor........ plus I can make her a redhead. Really enjoyed both Mass Effects though, don't let the pretentious old haters shoot it down :P
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    Originally Posted by Senka
    don't let the pretentious old haters shoot it down :P
    OK, hit me with it baby: what was good about Mass Effect?

    (Or to put the question another way, what single thing did Mass Effect do that hadn't been done before and done better?)
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    Originally Posted by Ilves
    I would, if it weren't for the fact that default male Shepard has my vote for being THE most tremendous douche in video game history. Like, seriously unappealing.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy-eRfupYbA

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    Originally Posted by Pretentious Old Man.
    OK, hit me with it baby: what was good about Mass Effect?

    (Or to put the question another way, what single thing did Mass Effect do that hadn't been done before and done better?)
    *trap not avoided*

    Alright. Lets do this

    Mass Effect - would it be cheating if I said "Compounded a solid sci fi universe with believable characters and a protagonist called Shepard" ? Oh really? Dammit.

    While the game itself didn't do anything remarkably new, it was high quality (In characters, plot (Agree with me when I'm talking to you!), general gameplay (Cept the towers of Hanoi part was a little odd), vehicle gameplay, moral choices) etc. There's nothing bad about Mass Effect, it can be quite an experience if you stop saying "Oh well x had guns too and it did it better, while y had much better characters, and even z did moral choices better. Mass Effect was a delicious combination of all necessary elements.
    Originally Posted by MrFoxter
    Reading news about DX:HR is like watching a soap opera. My daily amount of emotions has been exceeded.

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    Originally Posted by Senka
    *trap not avoided*

    Alright. Lets do this

    Mass Effect - would it be cheating if I said "Compounded a solid sci fi universe with believable characters and a protagonist called Shepard" ? Oh really? Dammit.

    While the game itself didn't do anything remarkably new, it was high quality (In characters, plot (Agree with me when I'm talking to you!), general gameplay (Cept the towers of Hanoi part was a little odd), vehicle gameplay, moral choices) etc. There's nothing bad about Mass Effect, it can be quite an experience if you stop saying "Oh well x had guns too and it did it better, while y had much better characters, and even z did moral choices better. Mass Effect was a delicious combination of all necessary elements.
    I have heard the term "fisher-price-my-first-rpg" used for it, and I have to say that has stuck. I see it as a perfectly fine way to induct the uninitiated into the way of the role-playing game, but all of its mechanics are just "lite". It does everything in a strictly rudimentary way. Admittedly Deus Ex also did this, but that at least specialised by doing some things better than anything else out there (like multi-path non-linearity, for example). I don't feel like either ME or Dragon Age are even the sum of their rather derivative, simplified, and stripped down parts.

    As to the story, well, I think Bioware hasn't managed a decent one of those since Baldur's Gate II, and Black Isle wrote that. (You can't really count KOTOR, since that was basically the star wars story with new characters and a few new plot details. Still brilliant, but hardly original). I just personally find Bioware to be obsessed with impressing teenagers. Hence we have lots of testosterone filled men killing enemies, and objectified women for eye-candy (and the occasional token female testosterone marine just to show that they're not being objectified really). I can't see how Bioware's characters and their daddy issues (seriously, *all* of them have daddy issues) are any better than the one-dimensional cardboard cutouts that Infinity Ward are so fond of. I was happy to get them all killed plus Shepard at the end of ME2. In fact, I took great pride in arranging it.
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    Yep that pretty much sums up my thoughts on Shepard.

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    Originally Posted by Senka
    *trap not avoided*

    Alright. Lets do this

    Mass Effect - would it be cheating if I said "Compounded a solid sci fi universe with believable characters and a protagonist called Shepard" ? Oh really? Dammit.

    While the game itself didn't do anything remarkably new, it was high quality (In characters, plot (Agree with me when I'm talking to you!), general gameplay (Cept the towers of Hanoi part was a little odd), vehicle gameplay, moral choices) etc. There's nothing bad about Mass Effect, it can be quite an experience if you stop saying "Oh well x had guns too and it did it better, while y had much better characters, and even z did moral choices better. Mass Effect was a delicious combination of all necessary elements.
    Mass Effect's terrible UI Part 1
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    Mass Effect's terrible UI Part 3

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    ^ You deserve it for playing the console version.
    Originally Posted by MrFoxter
    Reading news about DX:HR is like watching a soap opera. My daily amount of emotions has been exceeded.

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