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Originally Posted by Cadillac FerdFurthermore you must admit though that the talk about Crysis has focused primarily on the merits of its jaw-on-the-floor ridiculous graphics though. And being someone whose PC is prolly likely unable to render those ridiculous graphics at anything better than 3 FPS at 300x400 resolution unless I find a way to cool my pc with liquid nitrogen and overclock it waaaaaaaaaaaay past the manufacturer's recommended specifications my only interaction with Crysis has been to 'oooooh' at the screenshots, flip through some reviews and go back to playing something my computer can run... like StarCraft :D.
Originally Posted by wuyanxuand the AI is just so clever.
Originally Posted by Tim SQuote:Originally Posted by evanbraakensiek'bit-tech's Top 10 Games of 2007' - Should have been 'Top 10 Single player Games of 2007'
I think you must have missed all the games listed that do have good multiplayer. Halo 3, TF2, COD4 (one you did mention), World in Conflict all have great multiplayer even if you discount UT3 as being a "bug infested ****" as you refer to it.
Originally Posted by evanbraakensiek'bit-tech's Top 10 Games of 2007' - Should have been 'Top 10 Single player Games of 2007'
Originally Posted by evanbraakensiekI didn't want to moan more than I already had, and to clarify, since most of my criticism can be written off as subjective anyway. Any game (in the first person shooter genre) which has auto aim doesn't deserve to be near any list. I don't care if the game is for console or not, it's not acceptable and it's the reason why this game isn't played competitively outside of America.
ET:QW has one of the most balanced multi players of any game released this year, and it's far above the likes of Halo 3 and UT3 (which still has bugs from previous incarnations, spanning back years), one of the reasons why it flopped so badly, even compared to Quake 4's low selling standards.
I mean in your reviews, you gave UT3 a 9 and recommended it. You have CoD4 a 9 and recommended it. Yet you only spent half a page on its multi player (CoD4). It was very clear, at least to me, that on the vast number of occasions, where you've reviewed a game which is famed for its multi player aspects, someone who has next to no experience with the game or any of the previous incarnations (your ET:QW review springs to mind) reviews it making vague and trivial comments, ultimately settling and basing his conclusions on how it looks.
I dislike this culture of PC gamers who play games so briefly, yet throw around such hyperbole and high scores like it was their god given right. I know people who're still playing Starcraft or Counter Strike 1.6 competitively, despite the game being close to ten years old. Your way of thinking and reviewing is completely shallow and seemingly a smack in the face of those who actually play these games properly.
"Popular taste, is bad taste, as any honest man with experience will agree." - Kenneth Clark
Originally Posted by CardJoeQuote:Originally Posted by ryanjlengis it me or COD4 appeared to be very short... just finished the game. :|
Well, I did tell you it was short...
Originally Posted by ryanjlengis it me or COD4 appeared to be very short... just finished the game. :|
Originally Posted by WhalemeisterQuote:Originally Posted by CardJoeQuote:Originally Posted by ryanjlengis it me or COD4 appeared to be very short... just finished the game. :|
Well, I did tell you it was short...
Try playing CoD4 on the hardest difficulty setting, the game lasts a lot longer that way, in fact most games will last a lot longer if you turn the difficulty right up, besides they spent ages programming the AI to be really evil and people go and dumb it down by playing on "Normal".
If you've played a few FPS games before that you should really be cranking the difficulty settings up a bit to challenge yourself and get better value as you end up playing the game for longer.
Originally Posted by mikeuk2004I dont think orange box should be there or mario. I played through Half Life 2 and Episode one and basicly got bored. I see now why I never touched my PC version of Half Life 2 when I got it day of release for CSS.
I have not been tempted to play episode 2 yet and cant see that I will for some time until im really bored. Portal was great but short and thats done with now, TF2 doesnt run well over live and I end up back on Halo3.
Mario is just wrong anyway.
I didnt think COD4 was all that good but then Im playing on 360 and not PC, maybe its better on PC.
Originally Posted by pillowumm, cod4 should be number one.
Originally Posted by CardJoeI'll leave it to Jamie to disagree with you there ;)
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