OXM UK: "Clint Hocking, the outspoken creative director of Far Cry 2 and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory now working at LucasArts, has gone against the critical consensus for LA Noire and denounced it as "derivative, uninspired and narcississtic"."
Coming from the developer of the Splinter Cell series...
What is that supposed to mean? was that supposed to be a jab at Splinter cell? Coz if so, I fail to see in what context it relates to what he said about LANoire.
It was a bit of a jab at Splinter, yes :p I like SC, but it's a goddamn Tom Clancy game. How much more "derivative" can you get?
FarCry 2 dev = Sour grapes? I can't wait to see what Jim Sterling has to say about the matter...
Far cry 2 dev...bashing another game...wow....Far cry 2 was so repetitive, one of the most repetitive ones I have witnessed
respawning enemies ftw
Far drive 2 was the worst game I have ever been tricked into buying day 1.
La Noire shits on far cry 2 ... that is all .. :|
... do you even know what the term 'derivative' means? doesnt seem you do
Yep. Derivative is when you're touting the same muscle-headed macho stereotypes, gun fetishism and humourless conspiracy theory plotting as every other action game within a thousand miles.
A derivative is the formula for the slope of a Tangent line.
@MassOnesumis LOL! Bub+
coming from the developer of Far Cry 2, the most shitty game this gen.
That's exactly what I thought. I pre-ordered FC2 back than, I never ended up finishing it.. Hell, it was so damn repetitive I wanted nothing to do with it, so I traded it in... Multiplayer was terrible, and as I previously stated, the campaign was just so insanely repetitive... Literally it's the same missions repeated about 100 times. Needless to say, I was sorely disappointed. I have yet to play LA Noire, but I may give it a chance with all the positive reception it's getting.
This coming from the dev that made Far Drive 2... Hahahahahaha. -Fixed- Read more as Far Cry 2 dev fails.
splinter cell is awsome..
Only thing uninspired about the game was the ending. That was pure bullcrap.
Far cry 2 was awful, I was really hyped for the game, but it's one of the most tedious boring game experiances I've had this gen. it was basically, drive from one end of the map back to the other, going though checkpoints with repeaditly spawning AI, didn't mater how quickly you went back to an area, there they were again. Traded excedingly quickly.
I know. The glitches made the game impossible to play, the rifles exploded after like a day of two. Those dam re spawning enemies were so annoying. It made a mission twice as long but also twice as boring. Far Cry 2 could have been much better. My worst buy
I agreem, it was rubbish. So much so that I never got anywhere never got anywhere near completion. I don't know why they called it Far Cry 2, it has absolutely 0% resemblance to Crytek's Far Cry (which was 10 times the game of Ubisoft's FC2). Edit: I should mention that even if I had wanted to keep playing I would have had to restart and the game glitched out on me.
. Well, I loved Far Cry 2 and funny enough, I have been playing ( 5th or 6th time ) it this week. It`s up to you how you want to play. Change the time of day on the fly and a fantastic map(s) to explore. One of the best looking games this gen as well. Can`t wait for Far Cry 3. On Topic, I have no idea why he is so angry about LA Noire. I haven`t played it but it does seem from the various video`s I've seen to do a little too much hand holding. In regards to the question, are games art...IMO,of course they are.
I regret buying it. It looked so awesome from videos I saw of it online, but it was a total flop. I hated doing missions, because I knew it would be: Drive to this place, get chased at and shot at, fix car, drive more, stop and shoot some people, return back, shoot more people on the way back. It was annoying and I just didn't want to play it after a while. It's the only game on my shelf I haven't beat yet. What REALLY pissed me off 'bout it tho, was that it had so much potential, and ways the game could be better. Sadly, the best part about the game was the map maker, and even that was just meh.
Not bowled over by the hype, or maybe a bit jealous?
Some people really cry for attention.
When's the last time you heard anyone talking about Far Cry 2? Clint Hocking should keep his lame opinions to himself. =/
Sure, from a deb that make so wonderful masterpiece as Farcry 2!!! Let's see what FC2 bring to the table: * Boring Mission * Awful Matching System * Lose Exp on the MP after many hours of online gameplay * Awful Respawn Point on MP * Glitches that stuck ur campaign without a way to abort or retry... Ha, Im sure their know how to make the best game I bet! /sarcasm
Hmm he should look at his own work, SCC had a cool story but FC2 was so lame.
Dude, you made Far Cry 2, you should probably just stay quiet.
the biggest crime Far Cry 2 made was the respawning enemies shame as the africa jungle setting was awesome at times
what's farcry 2 again ? Oh yeah that fake sequel to a classic hit no one cares about .
Quite ironic... ask him why it's "derivative, uninspired and narcississtic", he'll probably have trouble with anything beyond insulting it and the devs :rolleyes:
well , he knows very well that you dont get more derivative and uninspired , than releasing a sequel that share only a nametag with a popular game .
I really have nothing to say about such a stupid statement. This guy and Stuart Black (Body Count) should hang out and bitch about other developers because their games are so crap.
By virtue of the fact that he made that comment makes him the narcissist. I'm probably one of the few that really enjoyed Far Cry 2, but damn, L.A. Noire is like the second coming of Christ by comparison.
I think a developer saying this about another developer's game which is doing well is just trashy. You end up sounding like a huge douche.
That's strange. Why would he do that? Jealous much?
Very nice joke !! it's a joke , right ? right ?
Couldn't care less for both of these games.
Wow, what's with the unnecessary hate? I don't recall Rockstar trashing their game.
Says the fucker who completely raped the SC series with conviction and the Far Cry series with Far Cry 2, what a boring slow paced un atmopheric game that was.
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