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I'm not sure Bioshock is so much longer than EP2 that it's earned to be called longer. They're in the same ballpark, that's for sure. Bioshock is NOT System Shock 3 and I have no idea why they claimed it was a spiritual successor. Well, except for the obvious marketing purposes of course, but one would think Levine had more integrity than that.

 

The problems with Bioshock (and what brings it down from a great game to a good game for me) is that they removed the consequences from all the choices you make in the game. Took the wrong skillset? Change it whenever you want. Want to go the good route? Award is the same as going the bad route so it doesn't matter. One differing animation is NOT enough! Don't know where to go? Keep pushing forward, the game is as linear as a corridor. Sure, the corridor twists sometimes, but that's it. Oh and there are only five enemy types.. throughout the entire game. They all look the same, fight the same and act the same. You'll get bored with them within a few hours. Luckily, that about as long as the game lasts..

 

No replay factor, no multiplayer and a gamelength of about 8-12 hours (depending on how much you suck at fps gameplay.. think werewolves).

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I'm not sure Bioshock is so much longer than EP2 that it's earned to be called longer. They're in the same ballpark, that's for sure. Bioshock is NOT System Shock 3 and I have no idea why they claimed it was a spiritual successor. Well, except for the obvious marketing purposes of course, but one would think Levine had more integrity than that.

 

The problems with Bioshock (and what brings it down from a great game to a good game for me) is that they removed the consequences from all the choices you make in the game. Took the wrong skillset? Change it whenever you want. Want to go the good route? Award is the same as going the bad route so it doesn't matter. One differing animation is NOT enough! Don't know where to go? Keep pushing forward, the game is as linear as a corridor. Sure, the corridor twists sometimes, but that's it. Oh and there are only five enemy types.. throughout the entire game. They all look the same, fight the same and act the same. You'll get bored with them within a few hours. Luckily, that about as long as the game lasts..

 

No replay factor, no multiplayer and a gamelength of about 8-12 hours (depending on how much you suck at fps gameplay.. think werewolves).

 

What it looks like is that it did start off as a spiritual successor to SS2, but extensive focus testing led them to axe the system shockyness out of the game.

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I'm not sure Bioshock is so much longer than EP2 that it's earned to be called longer. They're in the same ballpark, that's for sure. Bioshock is NOT System Shock 3 and I have no idea why they claimed it was a spiritual successor. Well, except for the obvious marketing purposes of course, but one would think Levine had more integrity than that.

 

The problems with Bioshock (and what brings it down from a great game to a good game for me) is that they removed the consequences from all the choices you make in the game. Took the wrong skillset? Change it whenever you want. Want to go the good route? Award is the same as going the bad route so it doesn't matter. One differing animation is NOT enough! Don't know where to go? Keep pushing forward, the game is as linear as a corridor. Sure, the corridor twists sometimes, but that's it. Oh and there are only five enemy types.. throughout the entire game. They all look the same, fight the same and act the same. You'll get bored with them within a few hours. Luckily, that about as long as the game lasts..

 

No replay factor, no multiplayer and a gamelength of about 8-12 hours (depending on how much you suck at fps gameplay.. think werewolves).

 

What it looks like is that it did start off as a spiritual successor to SS2, but extensive focus testing led them to axe the system shockyness out of the game.

Yeah, System Shock 2 had the forethought to make progress as difficult at the beginning of the game as it is nearer the end ... just making another SS2 would be as difficult to sell to audiences as, say, it is to attract masochists to Bondage by beating up random people on the street. Is the engine easily configurable, so that the user community might change/add content?

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Actually, I have to disagree there. All they needed to do to market SS2 was talk about how the player is alone in a huge spaceship against zombies, with a hawt, mad and evil robot woman out to get him, and throw a bunch of Alien references in. Add the shooter 2.0 buzzword Levine was so fond of using for Bioshock, and we'd have a marketing winner.

 

 

No, the engine isn't easily configurable, plus I think Irrational has already stated they wouldn't release an editor.

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Actually, I have to disagree there. All they needed to do to market SS2 was talk about how the player is alone in a huge spaceship against zombies, with a hawt, mad and evil robot woman out to get him, and throw a bunch of Alien references in. Add the shooter 2.0 buzzword Levine was so fond of using for Bioshock, and we'd have a marketing winner.

Sounds like a great idea for an NwN2 module ..!

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Great, now after reading a Kotaku article I want to get Disgaea: Afternoon of Darknes.

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Well, I bought the Orange box one Friday, but I don't think my laptop can handle it. I'll have to wait until I get back home, which will hopefully be soon.

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hahaha. I've always loved the idea of the wild mage. Though its implementation in a CRPG needs some serious consideration... I'd like to see it one day, though.

 

Not in a D&D or D20 CRPG of course. I don't ever want to see a D20 CRPG again. So sick of it.

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Mask of the Betrayer

Half-Life: Episode 2

Portal

 

That's it for now I think.

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Obsidian's Alien CRPG.

Dragon Age

Mass Effect (when it comes to the PC)

 

And that is about it for now.

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Not going to pick up the 360, Hades?

 

For hardcore cRPGers, it's probably worth it for the ME series alone.

 

He doesn't have the space.

 

 

 

 

 

I think I know too much about Hades o:)

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Culpa Innata

 

http://www.justadventure.com/reviews/Culpa...ulpaInnata.shtm

http://www.justadventure.com/reviews/Culpa...ulpaInnata.shtm

 

I think, I'll import this. Although Momentum is a Turkish developer, the game isn't out yet here in Turkey. Life can be interesting sometimes.

The reviewer has to get out more, seriously.

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My copy of Trials and Tribulations arrived at my house this morning according to the USPS tracker! I'm on the last case of Justice for All, so I should be getting around to playing it soon.

 

Of course, if the 2-5 day estimate from HMV.co.uk is to be believed, then The Witcher should arrive at my house tomorrow or the following day.

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I had a nightmare of Assassin's Creed the night before last. I don't know why, I guess it's a hidden supplanted Freud factor for me, maybe my ghost is whispering, urgh.

 

Anyway, since I trust Buddha to give a karmic backlash soon enough, I expect that Assassin's Creed(of whose correct of amount s's I seem to have learned) will be conversely awesome compared to the nightmare.

 

It bedder be damn good, is what I's sayin'.

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It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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Od'sblood, I's also missin' the delete-fiidzur.

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It has made me the man I am today. A man who craves furry hentai.

So let us go and embrace the rustling smells of unseen worlds

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Did I mention Mass Effect already?

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Silent Hill: Origins coming out Tuesday.

 

I may just wait a week for it to hit Circuit City, though. Still am engrossed in Trials and Tribulations and hopefully Witcher will show up.

 

Lego: Star Wars The Complete Saga is coming out, too. BUT WHY ISN'T A PC VERSION COMING?! We're only getting next-gen and DS versions. So, maybe I could get it for the DS? I'd prefer a PC or PS2 one though.

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