Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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The Valve and Steam Platform Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Morgoth, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. MetalCrazegender: ⚧ Arcane

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    It looks no different than Quake 2.
    The only difference is that Quake takes place in surreal hellish areas and HL takes place in offices (with latter being "surreal" and former being generic to a citizen of Lebanon I guess)
     
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    How aliens on Earth in HL are different from aliens on Earth in Quake?

    Yeah there are no facehuggers from Alien movies that nonetheless are somehow much less effective when attacking Gordon. I guess that's what makes HL groundbreaking and not stupid mid-90s PoS like System Shock
     
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    [​IMG] detected.
     
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    Will you retards stop calling yourselves aspies ffs
     
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    asspie detected
     
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    Two things here.

    First off, it shows he's full of crap because I usually figure out the plot to virtually everything immediately in broad outline and it doesn't spoil it for me. I know what the fucking plot of spartacus is going to be, should I therefore not watch it? They put foreshadowing and even huge hints into almost every movie made, it's not like it's a secret.

    Second off, while the themes are obvious there's just no fucking way you could immediately know everything in Deu Ex in detail from the intro because while the theme is obvious there's just not enough info.

    So is it a guy who's full of shit or who is so clueless he never gets the picture and was amazed this time he did? We may never know.
     
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  8. Angthorongender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman RPG Codex Staff

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    So this is what it has come to.
     
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    No what it has come to is that Draq became fucking lame and joined the "hardcore" crowd.

    LOL I figured out the plot of PS:T by reading the first letter.
     
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    I figured out the plot of Mass Effect 3 and it hasn't even been released yet!
     
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    Well actually... That isn't hard to do.
     
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    Laughing so hard now, holy shit.

    Now I know the plot to this vidya game there's no reason to play it. I figured out a bioware game will have 4 things I can do in any order at the beginning, a betrayal, and then an epic climax where I learn about the villain's daddy issues. I'm a fucking genius.
     
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    If only...
     
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  14. Angthorongender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman RPG Codex Staff

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    No, what's really going on is glorification of a shittily-made cutscene that's apparently deep and cool and mysterious while it has all BioWarean qualities about it. Lulz.
     
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    don't complain if the quotes get broken :rpgcodex:

    had this tab around for a while, too
    Only reason I see for not sticking around is getting bored in the middle of the conversation or plain ignoring content

    What's fundamental? The difference Page being a background character would make? I fail to understand how would the game be much different, considering Page's "presence" only starts becoming less sparse by the time you get to HK(IIRC he's only mentioned as a philanthropist a couple times until you get back to NY, then shit gets obvious)


    Unless this single person is the fucking boss.[/quote]
    what that doesn't contradict my argument, FFS man that's almost a theme inth egame
     
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    Expecting adverse consequences later on would be a good reason and I fully did expect them on my first playthrough.

    As the result I wasn't around when WS actually started his little chat and wasn't around when he stopped talking and started popping moles.

    Page's presence starts with the end of the fucking training course. It doesn't take an Albert fucking Einstein to connect the dots if the the obviously influential person showing up to congratulate you at the end of the training course and presumably holding UNATCO's strings is also the supremely evil fucker from the intro.

    Why do you volourn at me, don't volourn at me.
     
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    HL has better AI than predecessors. Better placement of enemies. Well designed maps (but that's there in other Contemporary FPSs as well). I personally consider the AI controlling enemy behavior revolutionary. Not to mention the enemy types that vary drastically, not that it affects gameplay a lot.
     
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    oh

    why u no save scum
     
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    Hey guys the villain showed up at the first scene of the game now it's ruined. This is the first time I've noticed such a thing happening. I have no idea why they'd do that.
     
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    The opening movie in Deus Ex is pretty much the equivalent of the opening narration in the non-director's cut version of Dark City. They don't ruin them, but they're much better off without them.
     
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  21. Commander Xboxgender: ⚧ Learned

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    in my opinion medal of honor and halo had much more influence on the fps genre than half life
     
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    Well, like I said, if the cool thing about your scenes is that you can skip (or outright ignore) them, I don't see what makes them that awesome...
     
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    If the shit thing about scenes is when you not being able to skip them, then yes, being able to not just skip them but completely ignore them and continue gameplay without being interrupted is the polar opposite and therefore cool AND awesome. Stop being a retard.
     
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    Settle down, Kaiserin. No need to rage over content that is so good it might as well not be there.
     
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