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Discussion in 'Games' started by MRU, Jun 30, 2006.
Available now to download its a biggy 1.17gb
(hoping this doesnt dissapoint like ChromeHounds)
wow I am so going to get DL that when i get home...
Sweet. I'll have to grab it soon.
Ugh. Marketplace downloads are soooo slow... Bleh.
Hmmm...10% of my hard drive for a demo...
13 usable gigs is sooooo 2000
That's why you start it, go to bed, and hope your xbox doesn't explode for being on so long...
this is semi-off topic, but is anyone else pissed that they haven't released Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting yet?! WTF?!
^ It'll just suddenly appear on live one day.
Cant be much longer surely to god...
thanks for the head up I'll download it later tonight, since unfortunately I need a new router so I have to unplug my internet from my Powermac in order to get on Live
my 360s downloading it now, hopefully if it hasnt combusted yet.
Single player is alright. Multiplayer is generic boringness.
Yea I wasn't too keen on the Prey PC demo. Shame, I was really looking forward to this. from waaay back when I first saw the Max Payne trailer that looked nothing like the finished game.
Hope the full game really improves. It's good but this could be so excellent.
I didn't bother with the multiplayer after the abyssmal single player experience
Single player was pretty interesting. I didn't try multiplayer yet, though.
the biggest problem with this game.
DOOM 3 Engine
Why does every game that uses it just look the same. Plasticy.
Because it's the core innovation in the engine, the tech used (normal maps) to produce 'better' visuals with less polygons blankets everything with that nice plastic coating thanks to how it lights objects. Just a bad implementation, imo.
It looked amazing back before Doom 3 was out and they were demoing the lighting effects and normal mapping... but after Half-Life 2 it just seemed unexceptable... I hate glossy-everything! :\
I dunno, Half Life 2 looks too bland, Doom 3 looks too extravagant.
id - "yea we have all these graphics options and shaders available to us - let's see if we can use all of them!"
Valve - "Lets try and get this game running on even the slowest machines, then release a new version with HDR that so much more horsepower!"
gameplay wise I love both. Doom for the retro feel, and being the only new game that can scare me, and I love storylines involving religion in a non-preachy way. Half Life for the Lost style storyline (what is going on?), for the less-cinematic approach.
yeah, HL2s engine is pure genius! it can reverse shadows!
haha. yea HL2 handles shadows very badly. I'm a huge fan of dynamic lighting. to me HL2 just looks like HL1 with higher polygons and more textures. Doesn't make it any less great. just my observations.
I thought the single player game was good fun... Portals, enemies on the walls/ceilings, spirit walking, fighting back to your body when you die, Cherokee backstory, cool guns... it doesn't feel like "Generic Space Shooter 7". I'll buy this one when it comes out.
I agree, single player demo was enjoyable enough. Only I wonder will the rest of the game just be the same thing over and over and over... After the demo levels I wanted a bit of change, the portal thing nice, but yeah seen it done it got the t-shirt now what else ye got?
I'll wait till people post reviews before I blow 75 on another game...
PC gamer said this was a keeper, Just downloaded the demo. Trailer looked pretty good.
Well I bought Prey, ChromeHounds & LOTR 2 for the 360. There's nothing now out till September so these should keep me occupied.
Chromehounds as surprised me the most. Cant believe the poor demo, and bad reviews (which were written before the servers went LIVE so how they could review multiplayer which the game excels at is questionable straight away)
If you look at the Chromehounds review on IGN - then look at teh Reader Reviews you will see what I mean....
Prey looks pretty darn impressive, story line etc, Hey Macrumoruser have you played it through? Anyways I can tell you better have some juice for this one. I wonder what will the minimum specs for PC's/Macs? After two levels Its going on my must buy list.
To be honest havent had time to play through it yet. I've got about an hour after the demo finishes - further into it.
Level design is very good so far, but multiplayer is a write off. 2 modes - DM & Team DM and only 8 maps. Very poor multiplayer altogether.
But single player is very good.
Great. The downloading is really slow though. Hmmm...