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[LttP:] Bomberman: Act Zero

EvanderEvander Disappointed FatherRegistered User regular
edited August 2007 in Games and Technology
Before you judge me, let me explain.

Free rental + extreme curiousity + lack of free time until next week + plans to rent Bioshock once free time arrives = B:AZ rental



So, in my quest to, I dunno, play really shitty videogames, I decided to see if there are any redeeming qualities to this game.

I am REALLY having trouble with that.



Does anyone know what the on-line multiplayer is like? Suprisingly, there was no one else at all online.

If you don't want to admit to owning thegame yourself, you can just say that you heard about ti from a friend...

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  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    i don't think a funeral constitutes a 'party', so you weren't late to anything.

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Bomberman Live! is superior to Act Zero in every way possible, so it's not surprising nobody was on.

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  • EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Djiem wrote: »
    Bomberman Live! is superior to Act Zero in every way possible, so it's not surprising nobody was on.

    I can't say I was at all suprised.

    ESPECIALLY on Bioshock release night.





    You know, I actually broke down and decided to bite the bullet and buy a copy, only by that point it was sold out.








    So, was anyone else dissappointed that "First Person Bomber" mode wasn't actually in a first person perspective?

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  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    it what? How does that work?

    I'll admit, i wasn't completely offended when i saw the art style. I thought, okay, they're trying something different, maybe it'll work. Saw some of the other things they wanted to do, and same reaction, trust the devs, see what happens. Then i read the reviews about what an abysmal, unenjoyable mess of a game it was, without even local multiplayer. In response, i shed a single tear of pity.

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  • EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    darleysam wrote: »
    it what? How does that work?

    I'll admit, i wasn't completely offended when i saw the art style. I thought, okay, they're trying something different, maybe it'll work. Saw some of the other things they wanted to do, and same reaction, trust the devs, see what happens. Then i read the reviews about what an abysmal, unenjoyable mess of a game it was, without even local multiplayer. In response, i shed a single tear of pity.

    Yeah. I'm all for reinvention in video games, even when it shits in the face of established expectations (yet I am equally opposed to it in movie series, for some reason.) but this game really just isn't good.

    FPB mode (as opposed to standard mode, which is overhead) gives you a third person view of your bomberman (or bomberlady :winky:). You can pull yourself closer in behind them, or swing out a litle more above them (but not all the way overhead) and you can zoom in and out, to some degree. The camera is controlled with the right stick (zooming is the triggers)

    Oh yeah, also, lifemeters.





    Honestly, if I had to name one thing that breaks this game more than any other, it is that the bomb blasts linger too long, and that there is also some kind of smoke effect in addition to the fire which makes it difficult to tell when it is actually safe to walk past (by a split second, but still, in a fastpaced game, that's important.

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm usually in favor of innovation, but this was just a case of fixing something that isn't broken. Bomberman is also a party game, and people are attached to the little round-headed bastard. You don't need to Xtreemize it for the sake of making it XtreEEM.

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  • EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Djiem wrote: »
    I'm usually in favor of innovation, but this was just a case of fixing something that isn't broken. Bomberman is also a party game, and people are attached to the little round-headed bastard. You don't need to Xtreemize it for the sake of making it XtreEEM.

    you can innovate without killing something.

    I mean, there are, like, ten different megaman series by this point, but the existance of "Megaman Squared: Adventures in Math" doesn't invalidate "Captain Megaman's Deep Sea Adventures", or anything.



    I actually REALLY like the idea of toying with the image of a character. So many of the character that have been around since the the days of sprite graphics have developed a personality that, while key to them at this point, wasn't neccessarily in place at the begining. It's fun sometimes to look at how they might have gone another way.



    Act Zero, though, is just crap.

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  • ArdeArde Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I don't know - crap at least can still be used for compost heap.
    I'm not really sure if Bomberman:Zero copies are even worth a dung.

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  • EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    well, there ARE some achievement points in there.

    the ONLY doable ones, I think, are 5 for playing as both a man and a woman, and 10 for for playing as "each character" (I'm assuming each gender in each color.)

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