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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Elendil wrote: »
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    It's a very beautiful game, but to me it feels like a really cramped HL game.

    Which is fine except I have played a non-cramped HL game.
    Bioshock was the game that comforted me after my enormous HL2 disappointment

    I honestly didn't find either especially compelling, but HL at least provided more chances for clever tactics.

    Bioshock had to put puddles all over the place.

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  • Look Out it's Sabs!Look Out it's Sabs! Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I really like the setting for Bioshock and the story and atmosphere is awesome and all, but I dunno for some reason the gameplay or rest of the game just seems okay, like I will probably play through the whole game at least once but I have played better games this year.

    I think Mass Effect has been the best game I've played in ages.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited December 2009
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    Abu Ghraib!
    Apu from the Simpsons!
    KETCHUP IS A VEGETABLE!

    I watched this, and remembered being in debate in high school. I learned how to connect anything to nuclear war. Even white chocolate.

    Oh god I did the same damn thing. I was so proud of my success at policy debate and eventually became acutely embarrassed. I honestly think that doing it made me a substantially worse person than if I had not.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited December 2009
    I really like the setting for Bioshock and the story and atmosphere is awesome and all, but I dunno for some reason the gameplay or rest of the game just seems okay, like I will probably play through the whole game at least once but I have played better games this year.

    I think Mass Effect has been the best game I've played in ages.

    I guess I'd agree. I thought the theme and story of Bioshock were better than Mass Effect but that ME was a much smoother, well-produced and fun video game.

    Both were great games though - don't get me wrong.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    Abu Ghraib!
    Apu from the Simpsons!
    KETCHUP IS A VEGETABLE!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XqjK1O-6d0

    I watched this, and remembered being in debate in high school. I learned how to connect anything to nuclear war. Even white chocolate.

    Oh god I did the same damn thing. I was so proud of my success at policy debate and eventually became acutely embarrassed. I honestly think that doing it made me a substantially worse person than if I had not.

    Debate, making politicians and bad people out of the innocent.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I really liked that Bioshock had a story and wished HL2 would have included one as well

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Organichu wrote: »
    Tarranon true or false

    Reasons by Built to Spill is an amazing song

    I assert [t]

    (honest to god not the result of an ego search)

    There's Nothing Wrong with Love is pretty good but none of the songs really stick out to me as being particularly AMAZING except maybe Twin Falls/Some (I practically consider them the same song).

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Elendil wrote: »
    I really liked that Bioshock had a story and wished HL2 would have included one as well

    man. what?

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Debate teaches students that ideologies are hollow masks to be adopted according to whichever seems most profitable in the given circumstances

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  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Nurse, Veteran, Army Mom, Ficus, Space Dad, Survivor Contestant God Bless This Mess Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Elendil wrote: »
    I really liked that Bioshock had a story and wished HL2 would have included one as well
    but none of the HLs have a real story
    it is all inferred

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    HL2 had a great story.

    Run away from some shit. Stare at Alex's ass. Run away from some shit. Stare at Alex's ass.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    OH YOU'RE GORDON FREEMAN. GOT TO [PLACE].
    [ARRIVE AT PLACE]
    HELLO, GORDON. GO TO [THIS OTHER PLACE].

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I hate to be podly but how are we defining story here

    half life (all of them) has a setting and characters and things happen and change in that setting

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Elendil wrote: »
    OH YOU'RE GORDON FREEMAN. GOT TO [PLACE].
    [ARRIVE AT PLACE]
    HELLO, GORDON. GO TO [THIS OTHER PLACE].

    It's a road trip game!

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Elendil wrote: »
    OH YOU'RE GORDON FREEMAN. GOT TO [PLACE].
    [ARRIVE AT PLACE]
    HELLO, GORDON. GO TO [THIS OTHER PLACE].

    To be fair, by this rubric Bioshock's story is

    WOULD YOU KINDLY GO TO [PLACE]

    OK NOW WOULD YOU KINDLY GO TO [THIS OTHER PLACE]

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Maybe I am just relatively old and if I played Half-Life 2 fresh today it would seem terrible to me

    But at the time it was such an incredibly immersive experience, and the setting was so very well realized yet understated. It pushed all of my buttons. That and the gameplay wasn't shabby at all.

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  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Tarranon wrote: »
    Maybe I am just relatively old and if I played Half-Life 2 fresh today it would seem terrible to me

    But at the time it was such an incredibly immersive experience, and the setting was so very well realized yet understated. It pushed all of my buttons. That and the gameplay wasn't shabby at all.

    I'm with you, tar.

    a game doesn't need to tell you a story for it to have a story.

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    For the most part I'm happy for any opportunity to set traps and snipe shit.

    I love cowardly tactics.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited December 2009
    Tarranon wrote: »
    Maybe I am just relatively old and if I played Half-Life 2 fresh today it would seem terrible to me

    But at the time it was such an incredibly immersive experience, and the setting was so very well realized yet understated. It pushed all of my buttons. That and the gameplay wasn't shabby at all.

    Well yeah I think that it was probably revolutionary.

    But I played it after I played Bioshock. You can probably see how it suffers in comparison.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    Elendil wrote: »
    OH YOU'RE GORDON FREEMAN. GOT TO [PLACE].
    [ARRIVE AT PLACE]
    HELLO, GORDON. GO TO [THIS OTHER PLACE].

    To be fair, by this rubric Bioshock's story is

    WOULD YOU KINDLY GO TO [PLACE]

    OK NOW WOULD YOU KINDLY GO TO [THIS OTHER PLACE]
    there were like characters and narrative and shit though

    I played a couple of hours of HL2 and ran into some talking signposts occasionally

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Half Life 1 was a great game and had a good bad shit happens in secret science place story. It was perfect. Half Life 2 lost me when I had to drive around. I couldn't care about any of the characters and just killing large numbers of combine got boring. The episodes 1 and 2 are supposedly better but I haven't got around to playing them.

    Bioshock on the other hand drew me into the story. I felt for my characters plight and I my actions where those of the character I was playing as not some faceless being. It was like watching a really light but good horror/sci-fi movie.

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  • TaranisTaranis Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I wish Black Mesa was out already. :(

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Tarranon wrote: »
    Maybe I am just relatively old and if I played Half-Life 2 fresh today it would seem terrible to me

    But at the time it was such an incredibly immersive experience, and the setting was so very well realized yet understated. It pushed all of my buttons. That and the gameplay wasn't shabby at all.

    Well yeah I think that it was probably revolutionary.

    But I played it after I played Bioshock. You can probably see how it suffers in comparison.

    Yeah. But again, Half-Life 2 is something I woke up at 4:30 in the morning to play my sophomore year in high school. This is after realizing that I wouldn't be able to play at all at midnight. I was excited.

    People tell me that the original half-life holds up GREAT today and I look at them and nod politely. My relationship with HL2 is probably analogous.

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I find it kind of hard to care about anyone in Bioshock since everyone is just a recorded voice.

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  • FrosteeyFrosteey Elaise 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Ocarina of Time had the best video game signposts.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Frosteey wrote: »
    Ocarina of Time had the best video game signposts.

    you could break them and then fix them with the ocarina

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    How bad is Fantastic 4, Rise of the Silver Surfer?

    'cause it's on TV

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Ocarina of Time had the best just about everything. Such an awesome game.

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    why is silver surfer freezing errything

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Bioshock for $5 is a great deal.

    The game is incredibly beautiful, and the game is all about the scenery and story.

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  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    How bad is Fantastic 4, Rise of the Silver Surfer?

    'cause it's on TV

    It's fucking terrible. It was one of the first movies I ever got from Netflix and the first of the very few one star ratings I've given to a movie on the site.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    why is silver surfer freezing errything

    That movie made me sad and I don't even like the Silver Surfer or the Fantastic 4.

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    why is The Thing flying coach

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    Sarksus wrote: »
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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    moniker wrote: »
    Ocarina of Time had the best just about everything. Such an awesome game.
    Majora's Mask was better

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Also, Will, I'm nowhere near as bad as my roommate, who primarily plays imported Super Famicon games.

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Elendil wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Ocarina of Time had the best just about everything. Such an awesome game.
    Majora's Mask was better
    I have to admire the work you put into this, Elendil.

    I mean, really, I've never really known someone who was a professional at being wrong. Where do you sit on the world rankings? In the top five, right?

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Elendil wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Ocarina of Time had the best just about everything. Such an awesome game.
    Majora's Mask was better

    no it wasn't....

    unless you mean it was better at being terrible.

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  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    How bad is Fantastic 4, Rise of the Silver Surfer?

    'cause it's on TV

    it is so bad

    it is so, so bad

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    gundam470 wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    How bad is Fantastic 4, Rise of the Silver Surfer?

    'cause it's on TV

    It's fucking terrible. It was one of the first movies I ever got from Netflix and the first of the very few one star ratings I've given to a movie on the site.

    It was a kids movie. its one step up from something you'd find on the disney channel.

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Alba looks retarded as a blond

    Ioan Gruffudd is pretty manly though. 'Course I could just watch Horatio Hornblower for that

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