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Offline Jonathan White

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #625 on: April 18, 2012, 08:01:16 PM »
I could write a small novella on what I will never play again. I'm just going to focus on the most recent, though:

Bulletstorm is a game that is supposed to be the classic fun of retro first person shooters pushed through the filter of modern gaming development (to paraphrase the dude who does Zero Punctuation). The problem is that I find the game unable to make up its mind as to what it wants to be. Is it a comedic romp with some jerks in space or is it serious with betrayal, tragedy, and actual character development? Is it a game that is like modern cover shooters of today or is it trying to be like People Can Fly's previous magnum opus Painkiller? The game, for me, tries to please everyone and isn't good enough to carry the game with that choice. Sure, I might be tearing goons in half with a quadruple barreled shotgun, but then it tries to be like a movie and foists quick time events randomly into gameplay (there's a mechanic where you literally have to press and hold down a button to look at an event happening in the world for points to buy ammo and weapons. Where are those points coming from, Bulletstorm? Is it an attention bonus?)

In short, I'd rather they'd just make another Painkiller (not those awful sequels, mind you) and put the point system into that. That would have been a great game. The plot can be a series of episodes on some futuristic game show.

Next time: My five part rant about Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas and how these games make me despise not only other players, but the community and a healthy portion of humanity itself.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2012, 11:34:56 PM by Jonathan White »

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #626 on: April 18, 2012, 09:15:21 PM »
Final Fantasy II,III,V,X,XI,XII......  I've tried starting them up and got bored looking at the title screen.  I'm not going to get into a debate over this.  I'm not saying they are horrible, just in my book I'm retiring them.

Offline CmdrRenegade

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #627 on: April 20, 2012, 10:55:14 PM »
Shadowrun for the Genesis.  I started playing this game to help prepare for a group game and after 3 days it has beaten me.  The game seems to be set out to screw me at any and every given turn.  The grind is just far too slow just to get a weapon (Ares Predator) that will at least make you threatening.  I'm tired of trying to use a character who lumbers along while being chased by two pissant gang members and my character can never even run from them.  Shoot them 4 times and they can still come up and punch you to death.  I can't deal with it anymore.

Offline Amy Liz

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #628 on: April 21, 2012, 06:35:17 AM »
Any game without a f...... FOV slider.

Offline Sel Nar

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #629 on: April 21, 2012, 02:06:10 PM »
Any game without a f...... FOV slider.

So, all of them excepting Borderlands 2? :P

Offline Amy Liz

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #630 on: April 21, 2012, 02:11:09 PM »
Really? Well it's not as if I play a lot of games anyway :P

Offline Deluxe489

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #631 on: April 21, 2012, 08:08:10 PM »
Quite a few years ago, when I was still in high school, I went by Gamestop to browse through the games. I usually didn't buy anything because most everything was ~$50 and I was saving my money, but at the time I had an obsession with Sonic (the Hedgehog) and saw a copy of Sonic Heroes for just $10. I had never heard of the game, and naturally got excited and bought it.

I still consider this the worst purchasing decision in my entire life.

Offline Sabby

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #632 on: April 21, 2012, 08:16:00 PM »
I was just sad they ruined arguably the best thing ever to come out of the series... as if it wasn't enough to give Metal Sonic a Matrix cloak, then they made him a shitty looking Mecha Godzilla... thing.

Offline Elias

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #633 on: April 22, 2012, 01:09:34 PM »
Any and all games that come from movies.

Narnia games suck, LoTR games suck (At least the ones where you play main charries), you know how much effort went into building such expansive worlds and you give us one dimensional hack and slashes. WTF? hate them.  :P

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #634 on: April 22, 2012, 01:42:43 PM »
Any and all games that come from movies.

Narnia games suck, LoTR games suck (At least the ones where you play main charries), you know how much effort went into building such expansive worlds and you give us one dimensional hack and slashes. WTF? hate them.  :P

I have one that changes that... The game after the movie Avatar, its story was far more impressive to me at least, than the movies, there was more terrain used and such, you just had to ignore certain inconsistencies in the beginning, but after like the first chapter, it was better than the movie, to me at least, cus I wasn't a fan of dancing with the wolves with blue catpeople in space.

Offline Elias

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #635 on: April 22, 2012, 01:49:24 PM »
Someone caught that besides me?! Fantastic, I didn't bother with the game because the movie irked me, but ill give it a look. Thanks!

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #636 on: April 22, 2012, 05:40:24 PM »
If you play na'vi side just ignore the fact that you used to be human after the first chapter and the games great.

Offline SeveredExistence

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #637 on: April 22, 2012, 07:16:43 PM »
Final Fantasy II,III,V,X,XI,XII......  I've tried starting them up and got bored looking at the title screen.  I'm not going to get into a debate over this.  I'm not saying they are horrible, just in my book I'm retiring them.

I feel the same with just about all the Final Fantasy games except 9,10,12 and 13.

I think it's because I played 2,3,5,6,7 and 8 one too many to many times over my life.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #638 on: April 23, 2012, 08:06:37 AM »
I wasn't a fan of dancing with the wolves with blue catpeople in space.

That or 'Pocahontas' with blue catpeople in space.

Offline LunarSage

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #639 on: April 23, 2012, 08:27:27 AM »
You all talk like there's such a thing as a truly original idea anymore.   ::)

Somebody's already done the next great movie idea.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #640 on: April 23, 2012, 08:14:16 PM »
Soul Calibur V. This game fucking sucks. They should call it Soul Calibur Online. It's got maybe a fourth of the content of IV. It's got virtually no single-player content. What story it does have (which has been pretty solid since 2) is said to by the developers themselves to be rushed due to time constraints. So now you only deal with a handful of the characters. The rest of the content is basically online. There is an offline mode but it contains two modes that have the computer cheat like a bastard.

I mean, fuck... does it cheat. Controller reading, faster-than-fast reflexes, impossible combos, and negating some of your stuff to boot. At least the others used special conditions to mimic the effects. It just sucks. It's bare-bones and would be more like a first in a series and not a fifth. Japanese console market, just collapse, please. If you keep taking steps backward like this how can you possibly make any money?

God.

Offline klamity

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #641 on: April 23, 2012, 08:19:48 PM »
Total War: Empire

I tried it out and just the style felt all wrong. The cover mechanic is what really put me off. Napoleon looks decent however.

Offline Kytn

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #642 on: April 24, 2012, 05:44:42 PM »
I want to like Final Fantasy XII. I really do. But the incessant level and gil grinding drives me CRAZY. =| I'm on the edge of giving up on it for good.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #643 on: April 24, 2012, 08:08:27 PM »
You all talk like there's such a thing as a truly original idea anymore.   ::)

Somebody's already done the next great movie idea.

Correction - someone's already done the next awful movie idea. Probably in 3-D. :D

Offline Malthas

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #644 on: April 25, 2012, 11:19:23 AM »
Probably the Final Fantasy series, began on the NES but with how things are done today I do not like how things have spiraled downwards so bad.

Aside form that I'm going to say Mass Effect and Halo.   

Halo was good, 2 was a disappoint and three did nothing to fix that.   

Mass Effect should have been everything I loved, instead I found it to be quite uninspired and made me wonder what happened to Bioware.   

Offline Sabby

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #645 on: April 25, 2012, 01:41:40 PM »
Have you tried Halo Reach? Last Halo game by Bungie, so they went all out with it. Totally rebuilt the engine, so There's a lot more fitting animations and effects, and they added a lot more level variety as well. The Elites look beefier and more imposing, the sniper Jackals can dash around and bound over or onto debri, dropships actually bombard, instead of that weak looking laser splash, and the enemies in general are just overall more competent.

I like how the Elites have more then one melee attack down. Been kicked it in jaw a few times.

Offline RecklessRapscallion

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #646 on: April 25, 2012, 02:52:57 PM »
Final Fantasy 10/10-2 both games were aweful.

As far as table top, I will never play GURPS again.

Offline LunarSage

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #647 on: April 25, 2012, 02:55:51 PM »
Wasn't every Final Fantasy game after 7 absolutely god awful?

Correction - someone's already done the next awful movie idea. Probably in 3-D. :D

Ah yes.  Touche.

Offline Malthas

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #648 on: April 25, 2012, 02:57:22 PM »
Have you tried Halo Reach? Last Halo game by Bungie, so they went all out with it. Totally rebuilt the engine, so There's a lot more fitting animations and effects, and they added a lot more level variety as well. The Elites look beefier and more imposing, the sniper Jackals can dash around and bound over or onto debri, dropships actually bombard, instead of that weak looking laser splash, and the enemies in general are just overall more competent.

I like how the Elites have more then one melee attack down. Been kicked it in jaw a few times.

After two strikes I really can't say I have any desire to play Halo anymore no matter what.    I don't want to waste more money on a third strike. 

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Wasn't every Final Fantasy game after 7 absolutely god awful?

Some of us have been saying Final Fantasy started a decline due to 7 itself.   

Offline RecklessRapscallion

Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #649 on: April 25, 2012, 03:00:18 PM »
Wasn't every Final Fantasy game after 7 absolutely god awful?

Ah yes.  Touche.

I care to disagree I felt 7 was heavily overrated and offered nothing after Final Fantasy six. Eight has a solid game system and was well built but the plot was god awful. My favorite Final Fantasy by far is tied between 6 or nine . Nine was really really good and heavily underrated, but it had a good plot, fun mini games and the characters were not blah.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 03:01:21 PM by RecklessRapscallion »