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I found Far Cry 3 to be a much more substantive experience through and through. It relied heavily on repetition, but the combat/exploration felt much more organic and satisfying when compared to C3. #4.1
715d ago by maelstromb | View comment
This game is not deserving of such a high merit. It does *some* things well, but not all. I've since gone back to do a 2nd play-through, and even as dazzled as I am with its graphical aesthetics, it has still failed to suck me in. Something is just...missing. That's all I can ever think of while I'm playing.. #4
715d ago by maelstromb | View comment
I just upgraded from an XFX HD5850 2GB (which I had for about 3 years) to the new MSI GTX770 Lightning, and it's been a massive breath of fresh air, to be honest. My next big purchase should probably be a newer monitor though, as I'm still running a 21" Samsung Syncmaster w/ a max resolution of 1680x1050 and DVI plug--no HDMI. However, I just heard that Samsung is releasing their new 4K monitors possibly next month, so I may wait until they do that and jump on it then...but then... #6.1
717d ago by maelstromb | View comment
You know you also have the option of purchasing a GTX780 or a Titan. Both of which will provide you with better performance, if that's what you are finding disappointing in the 770.

For those that already own a 680, it's probably not worth the investment. But for others looking to upgrade from a much older card (mine being an XFX HD5850), it will be night and day--and that makes me a very happy man. #2.2
728d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Planning a day one purchase this Thursday when it sees release! Upgrading from an ATI HD5850 will be a welcome change--that much is certain. #4
728d ago by maelstromb | View comment
I can definitely see the comparison, just in terms of how the enemies "spawn," and in the desolate feeling the surrounding world conveys. Beyond that I don't see much else. The combat definitely seems much more simplistic than Demon's Souls/Dark Souls--I.E. Zelda.

Still, it looks interesting. The fact that your only option as a character is to play as a mouse, is a slight turn off. I guess I've just gotten spoiled with deeper RPGs, especially Dark Souls,... #2.2
738d ago by maelstromb | View comment
But what about the Game Gear versions? I'm STILL waiting for Konami to release those! Nothing tops those. NOTHING. #4.1
761d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Holy jeez...We get it!! The MGS games are awesome, but seriously--how many more MGS collections do we need?! Konami sure knows how to milk the f'ing S**T out of this franchise! #6
761d ago by maelstromb | View comment
One of my all time nail-biting/memorable moments in a game ever: Being stalked/chased by the corpulent, chainsaw-wielding, swine-headed mental mass murderer known only as, Piggsy, throughout the dingy rooms and rafters of Starkweather's attic! Holy hell...I nearly pooped my pants several times during that portion of the game!

Yeeeaaaahhhh, now I may have to go back and play through it all over again... Damnit, now look what you guys have done to me! ;) #10
766d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Kojima--the guy who has gone on the stump more times than I care to count in the last 9 years of this generation to proclaim that Metal Gear Solid games can not and will not run well enough on ANY other platform but Sony's PS3--is now saying he would prefer to not be limited to one platform any longer. I have to say, I respect the man immensely, but you've gotta admit that it's funny how mindsets can changed so drastically with each new generation. #33
772d ago by maelstromb | View comment
My top favorites: (hopefully I'm not forgetting any)

1. Mickey Mania
2. Sonic 2
3. World of Illusion: Mickey and Donald's Adventure
4. Shadowrun
5. Flashback: The Quest for Identity
6. Earthworm Jim

Toe Jame & Earl: Panic On Funkotron, Jurassic Park, General Chaos, Kid Chameleon, and some others that I'm probably blanking on right now would also be in my top favorites. Although, it's VERY difficult t... #7
780d ago by maelstromb | View comment
I would also like to mention Castle of Illusion and World of Illusions. Both were fantastically unique Disney games with which I attribute lots of fond memories having played over and over again as a child. Also, I remember Quack Shot being really great too, but then again, I have not gone back to play it in over 20 years, and I'm not sure I'd want to for fear of ruining what I remember of it.

And on another note--where in the F*#$% is General Chaos on this list?! Una... #1.5
781d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Now's your chance, Cliffy B!! Haha. #5
798d ago by maelstromb | View comment
After Deus Ex: HR, I put my total faith into Eidos Montreal. If anyone can pull off another reboot of this magnitude, it's them. #6
800d ago by maelstromb | View comment
I played it last year with a hard copy, downloaded the updates and it ran flawlessly on W7 X64. #6.3
804d ago by maelstromb | View comment
I agree. Nintendo needs to give Mario and Pokemon a much, MUCH needed rest. Whatever happened to an Earthbound sequel? Or like someone else mentioned above in the comments, Eternal Darkness II? Yes, it was developed by Crystal Dynamics, but published by Nintendo and the fact that they haven't made that sequel, in particular, a priority at all is an absolute travesty. #4.1.1
805d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Uh huh, keep tellin' yourself that. That's exactly what they said about the Guitar Hero craze, and look where that ended--dead and buried after Activision ran it 50 feet into the ground. Two VERY different franchises, but still relevant. #3.1.1
805d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Never having played a Sherlock Holmes game before, this article has certainly peeked my interest. Graphically, it looks beautiful as well--almost has an Alan Wake-style to it. Let's just hope it's not anything like the laborious L.A.Noire. I wanted to like that game SO much, but it just kept letting me down at every turn, and instead became an exercise of tedious trial and error. #1
805d ago by maelstromb | View comment
They just could NOT pry their thin, dead hands from their cold mouths to utter those words until now. Newsflash: When it takes THIS long to apologize for something SO obviously bollocksed, it's already apparent that it's insincere. And still, no word on what choices people will have regarding their "free game." #1.5
806d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Seriously, I'm not trolling when I ask this question, but...do you think consoles are heading towards irrelevance? When you consider the rising costs to obtain one--somewhere between $500-600 potentially--one could purchase a fairly decent and very capable PC rig for just slightly more quid, and you'd have access to hardware and software mods to extend the life of your PC and your most beloved games, respectively (which you currently cannot do with a console). Granted, there are stigm... #8
810d ago by maelstromb | View comment
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