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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #675 on: May 16, 2012, 09:02:19 AM »
I've got a list of games that I will never play again but here's the top three.

1. Silent Hill: Downpour. I consider this to be the worst Silent Hill to date. I played it for about six hours then boxed it up, took it back to Gamestop and got a refund. I'm pretty sure they ruined the series for me with that game.

2. Kingdoms of Amalur. That game went on and on forever then just when you thought it would end..it went on and on and on and on. Then I heard they released some DLC to make it longer??

3. Mass Effect 3. One word, awful.

I enjoyed Amalur for all of about two hours. And I spent about a month on the gamefaqs message board hyping it up to the point of frustration, then I played it, the combat was alright but then it got really boring pretty quickly.

On the subject of FF:MQ, I actually did like that game, even though it definitely felt like FF:lite. But it had some things other FF games didn't have, such as multiple images for each monster depending on how hurt it was. And it was the second FF I actually finished, but I would later go back to finish all the ones that came out in NA (1,4,5,6) and by then I had the patience to finish 7,8,9 and 10 as they came out. I had a serious love/hate relationship with FF8 though. Grinding magic draws was a royal pain in the butt.

Couldn't stand FF12, btw.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #676 on: May 16, 2012, 02:25:05 PM »
Yeah, FF8 was work. However, I've figured out how to do most of the magic draw during disk one so that I get it all done. The rest is done through items and cards. :D

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #677 on: May 16, 2012, 02:51:14 PM »
I enjoyed Amalur for all of about two hours. And I spent about a month on the gamefaqs message board hyping it up to the point of frustration, then I played it, the combat was alright but then it got really boring pretty quickly.

It's for games like that one that I love having a demo. It was enough to convince me I wouldn't want KoA at anything near its asking price; if it ever hits a -75% Steam sale I'll think about it, but that's about it. ;p

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #678 on: May 16, 2012, 07:04:27 PM »
It's for games like that one that I love having a demo. It was enough to convince me I wouldn't want KoA at anything near its asking price; if it ever hits a -75% Steam sale I'll think about it, but that's about it. ;p

See, for me, it was just the opposite. The demo only lets you play for an hour (or something, I forget exactly how long), and it was just long enough to where the combat was still interesting. What they don't tell you, is that there isn't really anything else beyond what you can do in the demo, and not long after the point to where you can play in the demo, at least for me the combat already started to feel pretty stale.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #679 on: May 16, 2012, 07:16:12 PM »
See, for me, it was just the opposite. The demo only lets you play for an hour (or something, I forget exactly how long), and it was just long enough to where the combat was still interesting. What they don't tell you, is that there isn't really anything else beyond what you can do in the demo, and not long after the point to where you can play in the demo, at least for me the combat already started to feel pretty stale.
From what I've heard, read, and seen on Amalur it's a slightly less boring Diablo.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #680 on: May 16, 2012, 09:19:49 PM »
It's like someone wanted to make a World of Warcraft killer, base it in Dungeons and Dragons universe for name value, and then got sued out the ass mid development and had to go ahead and change all the names. Then, during the development hell, half the team wanted to change the project to a single player game, and focus more on an action game. So they watched a 12 hour seminar by Peter Molyneaux, and learned absolutely nothing practical about game design.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #681 on: May 16, 2012, 09:35:33 PM »
See, for me, it was just the opposite. The demo only lets you play for an hour (or something, I forget exactly how long), and it was just long enough to where the combat was still interesting. What they don't tell you, is that there isn't really anything else beyond what you can do in the demo, and not long after the point to where you can play in the demo, at least for me the combat already started to feel pretty stale.

It actually does, if you investigate everything. You can see little tutorial videos of all the abilities and skills in the talent tree, which is enough to take a pretty good guess at which ones will be useful, which ones won't, and, more importantly, to get a pretty good sense of just how shallow the combat options are despite how dynamic the game claims its combat system is.

That and I just absolutely hated the UI, the quest interfaces, and how factions worked.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #682 on: May 17, 2012, 01:31:16 AM »
I think I'm probably one of the few who actually enjoyed Amalur.
I agree that the quests are pretty damn horrible, and considering it was written by Mister Drow, the races were unbelievably bland and boring, but... and here's the but, it really appeals to the Diablo Loot Whore to me, and I really enjoy the fighting, and how you can mix and match styles at your leisure. I was playing a thief/sorcerer, and it was immensely fun. I also think I nearly completed each quest, but yes, the last two zones are where you just tend to start to get bored. I rushed through em myself.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #683 on: May 17, 2012, 01:33:11 AM »
...there's over 750 hours of content. How the fuck did you manage 'almost complete' xD Seriously, I'm impressed.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #684 on: May 17, 2012, 02:13:10 AM »
750 hours?
That's a bit of an exaggeration. Plus, if you pick up a few quests, you can mostly do them together in one swoop, so it cuts down the time needed dramatically. Your running speed in the game is rather fast to boot, so you get pretty quickly from one place to the other.
The gameplay is fun, the world beautiful, but the story and characters trite and bland, outside of a few characters.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #685 on: May 17, 2012, 02:15:00 AM »
I'm just going by the test they did after development was done while they waited for the release. The team apparently tried to finish 100% of the content, and they clocked their playthroughs in at 750 hours.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #686 on: May 17, 2012, 02:39:55 AM »
They must have done one quest at a time or something, because no way did I come close to 750 hours.
Ever.
Although I skipped nearly everything in the last two zones, so, maybe there is more content than I thought.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #687 on: May 17, 2012, 02:34:19 PM »
I can say, unless it goes virtually free to get the game in the future I will not be playing Diablo 3.


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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #688 on: May 18, 2012, 07:59:56 AM »
I won't be playing D3 with my current laptop as it is a 3 year old dino. But it is my hope that by the time I can get a new one, possibly by the end of the year, the issued will at least be fixed. I really hate the idea of a game you have to log online to play single player, though. That just sounds like a nightmare waiting to happen.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #689 on: May 18, 2012, 08:43:39 AM »
I won't be playing D3 with my current laptop as it is a 3 year old dino. But it is my hope that by the time I can get a new one, possibly by the end of the year, the issued will at least be fixed. I really hate the idea of a game you have to log online to play single player, though. That just sounds like a nightmare waiting to happen.

It IS a nightmare waiting to happen, and Ubisoft was solidly raked over the coals of public opinion for several years because they pulled the same shit for their PC games; there's a reason the Console versions of Assassin's Creed 2 Sold at a ratio of some stupid number like 5 or 6 to one compared to the PC version.

Also, here's a fun 'feature' for you. Because Diablo 3 uses the Battle.net authentication server when you log in, when D3 crashed that server, it also crashed every other game that requires Authentication through Battle.net. No World of Warcraft, no Starcraft 2, and no Diablo 3 because Blizzard was too cheap, too lazy, or too stupid to spring for an extra few servers to handle the load.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #690 on: May 18, 2012, 09:14:51 AM »
It IS a nightmare waiting to happen, and Ubisoft was solidly raked over the coals of public opinion for several years because they pulled the same shit for their PC games; there's a reason the Console versions of Assassin's Creed 2 Sold at a ratio of some stupid number like 5 or 6 to one compared to the PC version.

Also, here's a fun 'feature' for you. Because Diablo 3 uses the Battle.net authentication server when you log in, when D3 crashed that server, it also crashed every other game that requires Authentication through Battle.net. No World of Warcraft, no Starcraft 2, and no Diablo 3 because Blizzard was too cheap, too lazy, or too stupid to spring for an extra few servers to handle the load.
Here's the sickening part. Because it's Blizzard (not even Blizzard North, the good studio that did D1 and D2) people are still going to buy it, they're still going to play it, no matter how bad the DRM is (or in some cases how bad the gameplay has gotten, not my opinion, but enough them). Thus it will help reinforce this crappy model. I tell you if this happens I doubt I'll ever play on a PC again, it'll be console or bust, at least the console has a chance of holding it off for a while.

Blizzard's going to come out of this smelling like a rose and it just horrifies me.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #691 on: May 18, 2012, 09:28:02 AM »
Blizzard's going to come out of this smelling like a rose and it just horrifies me.

Maybe, maybe not. I haven't seen much good press for them about D3 since its release.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #692 on: May 18, 2012, 10:00:29 AM »
Maybe, maybe not. I haven't seen much good press for them about D3 since its release.
I think it would honestly do them some good. I think they've been riding high on the success of WoW too long. I don't want to see gaming turned into a turn-key operation, which is exactly what Blizzard aims to do.

Do you know that several people have reported less loot per drop in D3, and the best theory is that it creates a need for the real-money auction house? I get advertising it guys, but the need should not be created through (possible at least) artificial means.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #693 on: May 18, 2012, 10:43:56 AM »
Yeah, I'm taking that with a gigantic grain of salt unless the some people can produce hard numbers with a reliable sample size. Otherwise, it just sounds like the self-justifying 'proof' that people invent to justify their dislike of something instead of relying on the abundance of actual and legitimate reasons to dislike that something.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #694 on: May 18, 2012, 02:50:17 PM »
Yeah, I'm taking that with a gigantic grain of salt unless the some people can produce hard numbers with a reliable sample size. Otherwise, it just sounds like the self-justifying 'proof' that people invent to justify their dislike of something instead of relying on the abundance of actual and legitimate reasons to dislike that something.
You realize by the time the actual numbers do come out D3 will have recovered as a success, be mediocre, or a bust, right?

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #695 on: May 18, 2012, 03:11:39 PM »
Yeah, I'm taking that with a gigantic grain of salt unless the some people can produce hard numbers with a reliable sample size. Otherwise, it just sounds like the self-justifying 'proof' that people invent to justify their dislike of something instead of relying on the abundance of actual and legitimate reasons to dislike that something.

Welcome to the Internet.  Been here long?  ;D

Personally, I LOVE Kingdoms of Amalaur.  I think it's awesome and fun.  Bout damn time we have a hundred hour + rp game where the combat doesn't feel dull.  I'm gonna get the DLC for it cuz I want more!

D3 is fun, when it works.  The sad fact is that Guildwars took their best coders and server people when they left to create ArenaNet.  But it IS fun.

What I won't play?  The Game of Thrones game that came out, where the most fun are the dialogue scenes...   And I really wanted to play it too.  Damn Cyanide Studios.  Ther really are poison to gaming...

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #696 on: May 18, 2012, 03:16:37 PM »
You realize by the time the actual numbers do come out D3 will have recovered as a success, be mediocre, or a bust, right?

Talk about covering all your bases, eh?  ;)  Or is there a fourth option?

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #697 on: May 18, 2012, 04:20:57 PM »
Talk about covering all your bases, eh?  ;)  Or is there a fourth option?
You know never to speak of the fourth option, Oniya... never... >_<

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #698 on: May 18, 2012, 05:12:17 PM »
You realize by the time the actual numbers do come out D3 will have recovered as a success, be mediocre, or a bust, right?

Yeah, but D3's success or lack thereof has nothing to do with the validity of this supposed nefarious plotting by Blizzard. Normally I'm all for conspiracy theories that ascribe malicious motives to giant faceless gaming companies, but this is waggling my BS meter too strongly to accept without evidence.

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Re: What will you never play again?
« Reply #699 on: May 18, 2012, 06:49:54 PM »
You know never to speak of the fourth option, Oniya... never... >_<

We'll wake up and find out that D3 never happened?  Kinda like that one season of Dallas?