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Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« Reply #340 on: November 27, 2014, 04:31:37 PM »
I will be the first to admit that my claims are entirely subjective and that I'm totally holding the games to different standards, but I still stand by them.  To begin with, the friendly AI didn't get worse itself, no, but as the games progressed and the enemy AI became more advanced, the problem of having incredibly dumb friendly AI became more and more of an issue.  And the Flood did have more of a presence in the first game, but the difference is that their inclusion worked there.  They added stakes, and were unique, menacing, and even a little frightening.  But in the sequels, when you've got the full might of the military backing you up, and you're no longer trapped on an isolated world with only a handful of other soldiers to help you, they're basically just another hostile faction, one that is particularly unenjoyable to fight.  It's no longer a case of, "Run for your lives, the Flood are coming after us!" but instead, "Oh, look, the Flood are here.  Let's cut a path through them so we can get where we're going."  And I'm not even starting with what looked to be the plant from Little Shop of Horrors that they introduced in Halo 2.

As for the padding, that's probably the most subjective criticism of all, and I won't claim that Halo was perfect in that regard.  It's just that it seemed far less annoying to me there.  Like I was saying about the Flood, a lot of it probably has to do with the fact that you're trapped on an unfamiliar world and are still immersing yourself in the setting and mysterious lore.
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Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« Reply #341 on: November 27, 2014, 04:49:15 PM »
I agree. It certainly feels like there are more flood in later games, because they become so tedious. It worked in CE because they were new and mysterious. 343 Guilty Spark, the level where they were introduced, is one of the most unsettling videogame levels I've ever played. I was also extremely disappointed to find that starting with Halo 2, you could no longer make friends out of combat forms by blowing both of their arms off.
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« Reply #342 on: December 18, 2014, 06:00:12 AM »

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« Reply #343 on: December 18, 2014, 06:31:23 AM »
Why wouldn't it be?
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« Reply #344 on: December 18, 2014, 06:47:46 AM »
Why wouldn't it be?

Legal was the wrong word, but I see a potential lawsuit at least.

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« Reply #345 on: December 18, 2014, 07:26:09 AM »
Did id software sue Apogee for making Rise of the Triad?
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« Reply #346 on: December 18, 2014, 07:59:20 AM »
Did id software sue Apogee for making Rise of the Triad?

No, but Bethesda did sue Mojang because of the word Scrolls as a video game title.

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« Reply #347 on: December 18, 2014, 08:02:20 AM »
That's a whole different matter.
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« Reply #348 on: December 18, 2014, 08:04:09 AM »
That's a whole different matter.


Not really. It's all about intellectual property.

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« Reply #349 on: December 18, 2014, 09:03:22 AM »
How is a genre intellectual property?
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« Reply #350 on: December 18, 2014, 09:14:20 AM »
How is a genre intellectual property?

Pokemon is intellectual property. Duel Revolution is a blatant copy of Pokemon.

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« Reply #351 on: December 18, 2014, 11:53:12 AM »
Saints Row games are blatant copies of GTA games. Have Rockstar ever filed lawsuits against Volition?
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« Reply #352 on: December 18, 2014, 12:19:05 PM »
I'm not sure what makes Duel Revolution any more susceptible to a Pokémon plagiarism suit than Digimon. Certainly the stylistic similarities here are even more obvious, but if the same shit got by with a new lick of paint for so long, what's the difference here?

Also that ZeniMax/Mojang thing is such bullshit, literally the only time I've ever heard anyone call TES "Scrolls" is in that Malcolm McDowell promo interview for TESO. No one else has ever called it by that name, I'm quite certain. What a shit.

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« Reply #353 on: December 18, 2014, 03:52:41 PM »
I would argue that Digimon is pretty different than Pokemon. The only similarity is that a child has a fighting monster.

Dual Revolution looks like it's the exact same thing. Even the creatures look the same.

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« Reply #354 on: December 18, 2014, 04:03:16 PM »
I would argue that Digimon is pretty different than Pokemon. The only similarity is that a child has a fighting monster.

Dual Revolution looks like it's the exact same thing. Even the creatures look the same.

Yeah, I thought about it some more and came to roughly the same conclusion.

Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« Reply #355 on: December 19, 2014, 05:37:34 AM »
I am about to buy the complete Civ 5 edition. How do I play Civ 5?

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« Reply #356 on: December 19, 2014, 05:41:37 AM »
by warmongering, apparently..
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« Reply #357 on: December 19, 2014, 05:43:25 AM »
I am about to buy the complete Civ 5 edition. How do I play Civ 5?

I think you have to install it but I may be wrong so don't quote me on that.

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« Reply #358 on: December 19, 2014, 05:49:11 AM »
I can't imagine that would be a problem though. It pretty much installs itself. You just have to click a button.
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Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« Reply #359 on: December 19, 2014, 05:53:31 AM »
Oh wow, first time I've ever downloaded a Steam game at 11MB/s. This connection is glorious.