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  • unmanneddrone 1:09 am on November 25, 2010 Permalink
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    @RedSwirl You’re an addict, sir! A twitching, opportunistic, uncontrollable addict! And I would have done exactly the same, had I been in your shoes and packing the right hardware. It’s not often we get contemporary Western RPGs, so I say you’ve chosen wisely.

    In regards to the Marky Mark business and the Uncharted film…I don’t mean to be negative, but can anyone really see this movie being anything but average? Nathan Fillion wouldn’t have saved it, and I’m shocked people are so excited by the prospect of yet another game-to-cinema project. At best, as stated on @feenwager‘s FB, it’ll be on par with National Treasure. At worst, we’ll be looking at something comparable to Indy riding out a nuclear blast in a refrigerator. Uncharted 2 had great character interplay, a nice rollicking story, but I fear there’s too much of a balancing act of hitting the chords of the gameplay/narrative combo in the game and what needs to be achieved on the celluloid side of things to prevent a “been there done that, but nice fan service” affair. Prince of Persia seemed to have everything going for it, but fared rather poorly!

    I’ll be happy to eat my words, though.

    Oh, and I have a very dishonourable, dog-like revenge against the hardened @angryjedi SWAT team. May I present “Nuke to a Knifefight”, or How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bazooka. http://bit.ly/gRpXlQ

    One thing’s for sure, had Pete’s Bazooka survived that encounter (in my experience, a CQC Bazooka face-off is as efficient as a waxen teabag until you can connect a rocket with a wall – hence the gamble rush), I would have been looking at at least two of my men going home in boxes within the first two turns.

    EDIT: Following in the glory of @angryjedi’s brother’s classy showcase of racing kindness, @poimandre has stepped up to the plate and kindly ordered me a copy of Nail’d! Racer inundation! I hope sometime in the new year a few squaddies with a lingering predilection for high-speed offroad insanity join in on the craziness. Here’s a taste of the Polish underdog.

  • unmanneddrone 8:49 am on November 22, 2010 Permalink
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    @RedSwirl As a long-time racing fanatic, I’d first ask if you’ve played a racing game in recent memory, because a lot of the time you seem to need some sort of ‘hard sell’ scenario – something that either works for you or doesn’t when it comes to things like the racing or fighting genres.

    Why not go and read @angryjedi’s rundown of it on his blog? http://bit.ly/a62dT5

    If it sounds like fun, and if you don’t have an aversion to arcade racing, you should get some sort of enjoyment out of it. Whichever way you cut it, 2010 has been very, VERY kind to the racing fan. From Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (the unsung gem of the racer genre this year) to Split/Second, BLUR and Modnation Racers, to F1 2010, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and finishing with the beast of Gran Turismo 5 and probably this year’s most awesome game nobody will ever play, Nail’d, high speed antics abound.

    My advice? Go and get Nail’d, because Techland know their business. And hell, between the magical GT5 and the rambunctious Hot Pursuit, people will be missing a wild time.

  • RedSwirl 3:15 am on November 18, 2010 Permalink
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    I had this shit under control a year ago. I was in a state where I was finishing games faster than I was buying them.

    @feenwager The difference between me and a game collector is that as many games as I buy, I actually intend to PLAY them all. I only buy games that I’m sure I will finish and thoroughly enjoy. The problem is three main things:

    1) I consider myself to be a fairly eclectic gamer, meaning that any really great game might attract my attention and money, no matter what kind of game it is. There are really only one or two genres that so far I stay away from.

    2) This is the first console generation in which I own or have access to every single platform that games are currently produced for.

    3) Steam. I bought maybe a dozen games during Steam’s last Christmas sale. I have yet to boot up a single one.

    I think what happened to me in the past year has been last fall’s sales combined with 2010’s unexpectedly dense Spring season. I also probably devoted a little bit too much time to rentals that I wanted to mail back to GameFly as soon as possible. I basically became like a woman at a shoe sale.

    I’ve managed to knock things down to a few priority games that I bought (or will buy) and intend to either finish or play (and actually enjoy) significant hours of of before New Years. I will return to Fallout New Vegas and drudge up the balls to continue Amnesia after I’m good on Creed II and Brotherhood.

    I intend to buy Red Dead Redemption for $30 at Wal-Mart on Black Friday. That leaves only Goden Sun Dark Dawn, StarCraft 2, and possibly Civilization V for my most important 2010 purchases.

    I don’t think that’s a lot.

    It’s also the reason why I’m in the Squadron of Shame to begin with.

    Oh and today I picked up X-Men 2 Clone Wars for the Genesis, The Super NES version of Mickey Mania, and MRC for the N64. I bought all of them because I either had some nostalgic interest in seeing them again or heard that they were actually good games to play.

  • unmanneddrone 2:26 am on November 18, 2010 Permalink
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    @RedSwirl I challenge you to finish some of that backlog before you dip into games that will – undoubtedly – still be there on GoG.com in a year’s time. Given that you seem to play a fair few games at once, the time investment and comparatively-aged interfaces of the old Bioware stuff wouldn’t be conducive to the way you tackle games.

    And this is coming from a perpetual indie bargain-hunter. Best to stop scouring the horizon and check your backpack.

  • bowlisimo 12:40 am on November 18, 2010 Permalink
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    Red doesn’t jump on a game until he’s queried 8 different forums, waffled back, waffled forth, and messaged everyone on the internet who has any vague connection to the series or genre.

    I mean there’s normal, everyday “Hey, is this game good?” research, and then there’s swirlsearch which can devastate entire planets.


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