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2013-03-05 04:24:15 PM
I'm in the middle of DS1 and it's a pretty fun game. Clearly EA has shiat over the sequels, so I'll be catching up on YouTube.
 
2013-03-05 04:25:12 PM

FuryOfFirestorm: 2) If you ran out of ammo in DS 1 & 2, you're doing it wrong.


I actually had serious issues with ammo in DS1. But only because I didn't realize until almost the end of the game that you could foot stomp those boxes. Doh!
 
2013-03-05 04:34:41 PM
i've finally stopped buying anything touched by EA
fool me twice...can't get fooled again
 
2013-03-05 04:45:29 PM

envirovore: CPennypacker: Dear Fark

If you're going to greenlight rumors five hours after they circulate mayeb you should check to see if they have been disproved first:

https://twitter.com/gamasutra/status/308965374483898369

Came to point this out.

I'll leave by saying: People think the Dead Space games are horror games? Frictional Games laugh at what passes as your puny excuses of 'horror' games.


Y'know...that would actually explain Resident Evil's departure from horror:  they saw Amnesia and said "Fark it.  There's no way we can top that.  May as well make it an action game now."

asdfbeau: i've finally stopped buying anything touched by EA
fool me twice...can't get fooled again


Sadly, they somehow talked Suda51 into joining them.  So now I've got a (used) copy of Shadows of the Damned that I reallyreallyreally wanna play for the Suda-ness but don't want to touch because it's EA...


...Help.
 
2013-03-05 05:09:50 PM

friday13: Y'know...that would actually explain Resident Evil's departure from horror: they saw Amnesia and said "Fark it. There's no way we can top that. May as well make it an action game now."


Nope, it's just more difficult to be scary with such high fidelity graphics and co-op. Fear is also an atmosphere that can't be changed by modulating spawn points, unlike the sort of violent glee that most shooters attempt to capture. Extra Credits did a pretty good show on this a while back.
 
2013-03-05 05:46:55 PM
I am enjoying dead space 3.  Its less scary, but you don't need to do co-op if you don't want (I don't do it).  I thought the microtransactions would bother me, but I am finding that I never needed them.  I was able to find everything I needed in game, not with farming but with exploring like I did in the first two games.  If some kid wants to spend an additional $10 in the start of the game to make it easier it doesn't bother me.  I like the scarcity of good weapons early, it makes you feel like you are progressing as you play.

Also the weapons building system is really fun.  I was apprehensive at first but enjoy it.
 
2013-03-05 06:26:00 PM

asdfbeau: i've finally stopped buying anything touched by EA
fool me twice...can't get fooled again


A year and a half ago I told myself Dead Space 3 would be the last EA published game I'd ever buy. I lied.

/last one I bought was BF3 on release, enjoyed it until EA pushed it's "premium" crap
//fark you EA, go diacf
 
2013-03-05 06:32:23 PM
I'm almost certain this same thing is going to happen to SimCity.

EA releases a product that in no way resembles what fans were actually asking for with a bunch of tacked on crap like online-DRM and microtransactions, and then says "I guess there really wasn't any interest in this genre."
 
2013-03-05 06:34:24 PM
I thought DS1 was awsome. Unfortunately, DS2 could never really grab my attention. I kind of forced myself to complete the game, but it felt like a grind.  And now my buddy wants me to get DS3 so we can coop.

But frankly, I don't want another grind fest, nor do I want to purchase the game from Origin.  If they offered it on Steam, I would re-consider.  I think they lost a lot of potential sales by not offering it on Steam.
 
2013-03-05 06:36:42 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: I'm almost certain this same thing is going to happen to SimCity.

EA releases a product that in no way resembles what fans were actually asking for with a bunch of tacked on crap like online-DRM and microtransactions, and then says "I guess there really wasn't any interest in this genre."


I liked how they learned virtually nothing from Blizzard's D3 release day debacle.
 
2013-03-05 07:37:46 PM
I'm mainly staying away from Dead Space because...

I liked Penumbra and Amnesia, which are supposedly in the same genre as Dead Space.  Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw loved those, which suggests that I can trust his judgment on them, and he **HATED** each and every Dead Space game with a passion:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/333-Dea d- Space
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/2737-De ad -Space-2
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/6891-De ad -Space-3

/Seriously, I think the only reviews I've seen that are worse than these are the ones for Spunkgarleweewee games.  Kane and Lynch, Call of Duty come to mind.
 
2013-03-05 09:03:31 PM
I'll say it again from the other thread.


A. DS3s ending is pretty much already the end of the franchise/trilogy
B. The studio and EA have said the rumors are false.
C. Co-op makes the game 10 times better, better than the useless DS2 multiplayer.
 
2013-03-05 10:23:36 PM

lousyskater: I liked how they learned virtually nothing from Blizzard's D3 release day debacle.


They haven't learned anything since the same god-damn thing happened with Half-Life 2 and online-only activation back in frickin' 2004.
My half-activated copy that Steam would tell me is activated, but the game wouldn't actually let me play because of server issues took so long for them to resolve I had to pirate the game to actually play it.
 
2013-03-05 10:41:34 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: I'm almost certain this same thing is going to happen to SimCity.

EA releases a product that in no way resembles what fans were actually asking for with a bunch of tacked on crap like online-DRM and microtransactions, and then says "I guess there really wasn't any interest in this genre."


I really hope Volition gets picked up by someone (except EA).  Unrealistic sales figures aside, I really enjoyed Darksiders 1 and 2 and hope that the series isn't dead.
 
2013-03-05 11:40:42 PM

Arumat: Sergeant Grumbles: I'm almost certain this same thing is going to happen to SimCity.

EA releases a product that in no way resembles what fans were actually asking for with a bunch of tacked on crap like online-DRM and microtransactions, and then says "I guess there really wasn't any interest in this genre."

I really hope Volition gets picked up by someone (except EA).  Unrealistic sales figures aside, I really enjoyed Darksiders 1 and 2 and hope that the series isn't dead.


Volition was taken in by the people who made Dead Island. The people who made Darksiders were forced to dissolve because there was no interest in their company during the auction.
 
2013-03-05 11:58:26 PM

Codenamechaz: Arumat: Sergeant Grumbles: I'm almost certain this same thing is going to happen to SimCity.

EA releases a product that in no way resembles what fans were actually asking for with a bunch of tacked on crap like online-DRM and microtransactions, and then says "I guess there really wasn't any interest in this genre."

I really hope Volition gets picked up by someone (except EA).  Unrealistic sales figures aside, I really enjoyed Darksiders 1 and 2 and hope that the series isn't dead.

Volition was taken in by the people who made Dead Island. The people who made Darksiders were forced to dissolve because there was no interest in their company during the auction.


Well damn.  Here's hoping people more talented than myself (people with any talent) manage to get their hands on the franchise ip.
 
2013-03-06 06:37:59 AM
I'm liking DS3.
The weapons making is fun as you can mix the add-ons and circuits up to make some nifty combos.I like having a definite scarcity of resources as it makes your choices matter at least in the beginning chapters.  I didn't think i'd enjoy the co-op play but i am surprisingly getting a real kick out of playing with the brother in law and his kid.

I will say that it is missing the shiat your pants scares like the first one had though.
 
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