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maelstromb (User)

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Still remains one of my most beloved games of all time, and only superseded by its fine-tuned successor, Fallout 2. I will admit that upon first play in '97, I was less than impressed by the slow-pacing of the combat and the stiff difficulty. I revisited the game a year later after having gained massive interest in turn-based RPGs following an incredible experience I found in another legendary game called Final Fantasy VII. This time, there was an immediate attraction and fascination in F... #1
This comes as absolutely no surprise. I found the beta to be a shallow, unbalanced and repetitious exercise in tedium. Were it not for the huge Star Wars fan in me, I would have never given this a second look. Unfortunately, the lack of meaty content and the aforementioned issues, caused my interest to fade very quickly. Sadly, the long-term end goal here was always to appeal to the masses, and that approach has unequivocally been this game's undoing since the beginning -- as it included... #3
13d ago by maelstromb | View comment
lol... fanboy much?? Either that, or your comment is a joke. #27.3
21d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Ohhh, I see! Definitely an oddly disjointed release on CDPR's part... not sure what happened there. #2.2.2
32d ago by maelstromb | View comment
What are you talking about? It's been for sale on Gamestop's site for a couple of weeks now.

The really perplexing part about it is that I never saw it once listed for PC despite what others have said. Only PS4 and Xbone. Even still, the physical Gwent bundle is a standalone package. Meaning... #2.2
32d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Why does Microsoft continually do this? They parade forth with the "We love PC gamers!" and "We're committed to PC gaming!" and then we get this tired, disingenuous backwards BS about how one of their published games will never make it into the hands of PC gamers... Instead, it's new focus is said to be on the metrics of Xbox Live! usership as opposed to hardware sales, yet something stinks here when combined with the argument above. If Xbox Live! usership was impo... #39
37d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Tried it for the first time last night. The good: game looks beautiful and it felt incredible (at first) to be back in a star wars fps (missing the Jedi Knight series immensely!).

The bad: frustrating, imbalanced, and overtly-chaotic gameplay creates an environment where aggravating insta-kills on spawn are frequent and far too common... this because the incredibly basic objectives aside, there's not much to do but run around the entire map like a maniac shooting at any... #9
50d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Can't wait for this, but it's a week away and still can't find the physical edition with the Gwent cards for retail purchase/preorder... Kind of strange. Anyone know where this can be preordered (other than importing a UK copy from Game)?? #6
55d ago by maelstromb | View comment
I think this has become a perpetual problem throughout the industry, but it's not specific to the games industry either... it happens in nearly every other entertainment market. We consumers hold out (for the best or worst), but we often give in to the hype because of marketing or opinions or gullibility or blind curiosity or all of the above. The blame also lies on entitled gamers though, too, because they have come to equate value with excess length/excess content over a well written st... #8
60d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Oddly enough, I managed to beat these guys on my first try. Took me a while and it was an incredibly tense battle, but alas, I survived. Took out Ornstein first which made things much, much easier. I think the most difficult boss battle throughout the entire game for me was actually Knight Artorias (even though he was part of the DLC content). Holy hell... took me probably a solid hour to put him down. #8.1
79d ago by maelstromb | View comment
That absolutely seems to be the case. Why can't these companies JUST.BE.BETTER.(?) and stop trying to gouge consumers for every red cent. Take CD ProjektRED for example -- A dev/publisher not without room for improvement, but one leading the pack and revolutionizing the industry simply because they still recognize the value in rewarding their consumer-base with a polished product, free quality content and frequent updates to their products; all the while maintaining an-ear-to-the-ground-a... #4.1.1
83d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Square/Enix is quickly positioning itself as a dev/publisher consumers should be wary about... first this announcement and then the 'Augment Your Preorder' bollocks with Deus Ex: MD. These guys are quickly turning into the next EA Games ... AND because of this, they're ultimately ruining the excitement/anticipation I'm feeling (and many others) for two beloved franchises. Just when we thought micro-transactions were bad... #4
83d ago by maelstromb | View comment
It's a massive open world game... there are bound to be bugs, especially as new content as added. I suppose nobody called Skyrim "Patchrim" ... but maybe that's because of the utter lack of patched support the game received after its release, and instead the modding community had to address what the developers could not or didn't want to fix. The same can't be said here, at least. #3.2
84d ago by maelstromb | View comment
If that is in fact the reasoning, it certainly does not at all explain why she is then wearing a black leather arm-covering glove... If that were the case, I think a simple leather shooting glove would have sufficed. #26
90d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Please... I think you're confusing patches with brokenness -- which has never been the case with W3. W3 was 100% playable from day one. However, it was not the case with Skyrim (especially on the PS3) when it released and for nearly 6 months afterward. Only, in that time frame, there were maybe 2-3 patches and still neither of them fixed the underlying issue of corrupted save games/lock-ups. Besides, with each new patch of W3, CD Projekt not only delivered fixes, but also FREE new DLC con... #1.4
93d ago by maelstromb | View comment
I wanted to confirm that this is in fact true. Just spoke via chat with a Newegg representative and explained the situation. I had purchased an EVGA GTX 980SC a few months ago and it came with The Witcher 3 and Arkham Knight. The rep quickly came back and informed me that it would be no problem and that I should receive an email with the MGSV promo code within 4 hours. Freaking awesome customer service! #13
99d ago by maelstromb | View comment
There would definitely need to be some enhancements done to the F1 and F2 games to enable them to play effectively on a console, that's for sure. But it's not too say it can't be done. After all, InXile is bringing Wasteland 2 to consoles and it plays very similar to the original Fallout titles. I think the biggest hurdle for Bethesda would be found in convincing the new generation who have never known Fallout existed until F3, that the originals are worth playing despite their in... #2.1.6
129d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Wow, settle down, man. It's my opinion. Doesn't mean you have to agree. But please don't personally insult me with the "[I'm] obviously no fallout-fan" statement just because you don't see eye-to-eye. And who said anything about having to be better?? I simply stated that the bar for RPGs has officially been raised. Nor did I even state that the graphics for Fallout 4 are terrible or sub-par. "In 'simple' terms," I was commenting directly on Pete... #22.2.1
132d ago by maelstromb | View comment
I'm a very proud and very vocal Fallout fan (since F1), but this sounds like a huge cop-out Mr. Hines... you have no viable excuses any longer. The bar has officially been raised and set high by CD Projekt RED with Witcher 3; a game which is absolutely staggering in size and scope and graphically stunning to boot! So when I hear statements like yours, I interpret it as, "We're too lazy to spend the time and resources to build a NEW game engine and the assets which make up the eng... #22
133d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Why is it that I keep seeing articles about this patch and about how it's coming THIS week, but not one specifies a release date?! C'mon CD Projekt, freaking release it already... #11
138d ago by maelstromb | View comment
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