maelstromb (User)

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Man.. this game has quickly become Sony's Duke Nukem Forever. The amount of if's, and's and but's coming out of TLG's already lengthy development has been disconcerting, to say the least. #1.4
927d ago by maelstromb | View comment
@segamon - Oh really? So tell me. How do you think ideas go from just basic ideas to a fully realized game or TV show or movie? It's called a pitch, and they're made every single day in the business world no matter what industry you're in. And guess what? People actually invest their money in those ideas and dreams in hopes of getting their money back, but also mainly in hopes of paving the way for a successful new IP that would not have been possible otherwise. It's the same... #5.1.2
928d ago by maelstromb | View comment
@Summons75 - Perhaps Obsidian haven't been given the freedom in the past, constricted by the their publishers. It remains to be seen what they will be able to achieve without an overseer breathing down their necks, and that's why I helped fund their Kickstarter. Because yes, I do believe in them considering a large majority of their employees put out some of the greatest RPGs I've ever played (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape, Fallout 1&2, Arcanum, etc.), and I beli... #4.1.3
928d ago by maelstromb | View comment
The bugs may be attributed to the publishers rushing the games out the door. Although, perhaps the guys/gals at Obsidian are poor at managing their budgets, too--as that could be a possibility as well. We'll probably never know.

Had Alpha Protocol been given another 3-6 months of development time, it would have been an excellent game with excellent writing, but instead we got a mediocre one with excellent writing.

And as for the bugginess of New Vegas, I... #3.1.1
928d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Why is this even big news that the first ME is coming to PS3? The series is over. Who gives a rat's ass. #1.1.8
933d ago by maelstromb | View comment
sonicsidewinder, the article you commented on describes how to achieve just that... #1.3
936d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Silly me. That's what I meant in my original comment. I meant to say that the industry is anything but burn-out proof, just like all other industries. That's what typing on your phone and distractions will do. :P #12.1.1
941d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Crazy! But it definitely drives it home that even the videogame industry is not burn-out proof. Hope to see him return in due time and when that happens, I can't wait to see what he'll work on next. #12
942d ago by maelstromb | View comment
So essentially a modernized version of Gangsters: Organized Crime? Sign me up! Been waiting for that for a long time! Graphically (and I know it's just a preview build), however, I hope the final version looks much more improved than the muddied textures we were shown from the video. Otherwise, can't wait to start my crime gang! #1
942d ago by maelstromb | View comment
I just started Borderlands 2 yesterday after finally beating Dark Souls after 110 hours (and it was glorious!), but I've gotta say, I'm feeling the same way as I did when I played the first game. It's something I just cannot quite put my finger on, but B2 still feels like just as much of a shallow game as its predecessor did for me - (and feel free to disagree, as I'm stating my impressions thus far). Sure, it has immeasurable amounts of character, content, and customization,... #4
943d ago by maelstromb | View comment
LAME. However, I'd prefer that they strip it back to its frame and build upon it from there rather than getting some half-baked console port like we got with RE4. Still, it's disappointing. Luckily, we PC gamers have much to look forward to in the meantime! #1
947d ago by maelstromb | View comment
"There are existing fans out there, and you have to think about the people who have supported the series for so long, and you want to make sure that the game that you make appeals to them first, and satisfies those fans first.”

Umm... did these people just start developing games yesterday?? That should the FIRST thing a developer considers -- ALWAYS! It's like Ferrari all of a sudden deciding they're going to build an economy vehicle with the hope that upon relea... #1.1.5
948d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Want. This. Now. I'm hoping Arkane and their game can manage to dethrone Deus Ex and release a game that will be played, discussed and pined over for years to come! #1
948d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Proof that gamers still enjoy a good challenge and less of the hand-holding that has become commonplace in 90% of mainstream titles these days. #3
949d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Or, for heaven's sake, you can play the game and DLC right now with a capable PC and controller! #2
949d ago by maelstromb | View comment
This game's potential was HUGE! The initial content that was shown looked very promising, and it seemed as if Piranha Bytes had finally stumbled upon a few extra hires that could facilitate the extra coat of polish which had been missing from practically every previous game in their portfolio. But as an avid fan of the Gothic series since its inception, Gothic 3 being the exception, I was disappointed when mediocre to negative reviews finally began to trickle out.

Truth i... #1
949d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Only found out about this game just a mere 2 months ago, but I've been anticipating it ever since. Being a sucker for hand-drawn art in games, I knew this was one title that I would surely not be missing! Also as an fyi - I believe if you preorder it before Oct 3rd on Steam, they're offering a free Sega Classics package with 10 games including: Comix Zone, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Kid Chameleon, Ristar, Decap Attack, Flicky, Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair, Gunstar Heroes, Dyna... #1
950d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Beautifully overpriced. I'd rather put the $1200 towards new hardware, but it is very sleek looking case - you gotta at least give 'em that. #1
956d ago by maelstromb | View comment
ninavoljic, how is it that I'm, as you put it, a "classic fanboy" and of who exactly? Because I was discussing two different developers here - Blizzard and Runic, both of which have interwoven histories. I was also referencing facts; something you must not be privy to. And the overall favorable reviews for Diablo I & II coupled with the successful longevity of the brand are more than enough to substantiate my statement.

Ironically for you, it's been well... #6.1.2
958d ago by maelstromb | View comment
And you're mad that former D1 & D2 developers are creating a new RPG like Diablo? Why? You as a consumer WIN! Your logic is absolutely baffling! After all, you CAN play and enjoy both. That's the beauty of being a consumer, ya know. Also, those aforementioned developers DID work on TWO of the finest RPG's of the last 15 years (DI & DII). DII most certainly has stood the test of time, and that is a fact that simply CANNOT be disputed. I fear the same can not and will not be... #6.1
958d ago by maelstromb | View comment
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