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Everything posted by ThunderPeel2001

  1. New Half-Life 2 screenshots

    I appreciate that it was probably a major leap forward in narrative storytelling in a FPS, but i was still horribly disapointed. I remember all the magazines claiming how it had "incredible" interactivity, "you can interact with just about every object in the game!" claimed PC Format (possibly). I found that hardly to be the case: But! The way the game was hyped up I was expecting an adventure/action game. Really it's a very well done FPS. OT: Black Mesa -- The most sexist company in existence?! Not ONE female employee ANYWHERE!?! Very weird they overlooked that, I thought. Even in the "revamp".
  2. Exile

    (I bet nobody else remembers this game),19/gameId,9379/
  3. Exile

    Naw, I mean the spacey one from 1990. Looking very dated here:,19/gameId,9379/ Desperately in need of a cool remake. Possible the GBA could be a good platform... you'd certainly get your money's worth!
  4. Aliens invade Mexico

    Geez, everyone loves Mexico don't they? Interesting story though! Not sure about this "ball lightning", still if it was I'd like to see a video. (Also if it wasn't )
  5. Spaff's room is actually not so bad

    Wow... talk about taking something to the extreme. If you're going to do something you may as well forsake the outdoors and all social life while you're at it -- RES-PECT!
  6. New Half-Life 2 screenshots

    Hmmm. Sorry I don't agree. How is "comedy" moments of watching scientists being killed in various different "hilarious" ways - making you feel emotion? The only time there was emotion was when the army came in to "clean up", then you felt pretty fucked over! (Which was the best part of the game IMHO.) As for the game not being mindless violence, let me ask you something: 1) Would you still enjoy HL without the story elements? I'm guessing "yes", because it was an extremely well balanced game. 2) Would you have loved the game so much if the violence was interspersed with long periods of puzzle solving? I'm guessing "no". I *think*, athough I'm not sure, but wasn't the best part of HL it's gameplay, followed by the excellent atmosphere and trailing last, the actual story? I'm guessing I'm never going to understand people's infatuation with HL
  7. The best football game ever - Kick Off on the amiga.

    Lol! It's very interesting to hear the Kick Off fans come out. I hate footy games, but even I can tell Kick Off was horribly flawed... but it still has this die hard contingency. Interesting! SWOS kicked it's ass though, I'm sure they fixed the "stupid goalies" in it too. As for best footy game ever: Surely Winning Eleven 7 International or Pro Evolution Soccer 3 kicks both their asses to high heaven.
  8. Eric Chahi Interview

    Crash Bandicoot wasn't trial and error! Lol! You could complete levels in Crash Bandicoot without having to die on your first time (although you'd have a crappy time at the end).
  9. OK, WTF?! Andy Kaufmann is back!

    That article doesn't actually prove it's a hoax... although I think that Zmuda has something to do with the new site. I hope not, but time will tell I guess.
  10. OK, WTF?! Andy Kaufmann is back!

    weirdest news story... ever! really shoddy prank or really cool comeback... hmm!
  11. Eric Chahi Interview

    Wow! Two really interesting things: Another World was inspired by Dragon's Lair! Yipe! (All those who complained about the trial and error gameplay... !) Secondly, the sequel wasn't really helmed by him and he didn't like it. I've played it briefly and WAS missing the magic of the first one. Not using polygons gave it a weird feel, too. Great interview!
  12. The greatest debate of all...

    Dont be silly! The poo-pile is in the foreground... it's not the size of his head!
  13. New Half-Life 2 screenshots

    Remind me not to come around on the day of release! (eugh, double entendre! ) :rolf Half-Life hardly had a "story", it was based around killing a lot more than say, Deus Ex (which actually has an ongoing story). But for a game that's basically just MDK, those graphics don't entice me one bit!
  14. Exile

    Cool! It was a great game, but it really required you to pay attention and become "involved" in what was going on, and that meant reading the manual until you learnt the controls! I truly think it's the smoothest, most coherent mixture of action/adventure in a game ever. No levels, no lives, no really stupid puzzles, no impossibly hard joystick manouvering... and yet fiendishly difficult all the same!
  15. Quote of the Moment - Doug Lowenstein

    I agree, surely this was the stupidest quote in quite sometime: It's only taken 100 years to produce two sequels that were of the same quality as the first: and that was Lord of the Rings! Robocop 1: good 2: bad 3: ppppew! Indiana Jones 1: excellent 2: hmmm 3: cool Godfather 1: Wow 2: WOW 3: .... StarWars 1: Cool!! 2: Cooler!! 3: Ewoks Aliens 1: Groovy 2: Funky 3: Stinky Matrix 1: 2: 3: The "Tri Colors" trilogy were cool, but they weren't actually proper "sequels" by any means. Anyhoo, everyone knows that sequels generally stink to high heaven, if you ask me the game industy gets away with it a HELL of a lot more than other industries! Picture these conversations, if you will, that I recall having: Senario One (films) A: "I just saw this cool movie, The Matrix!" B: "Yeah! I saw that too, it rocked!" A: "I hear they're making a sequel..." B: "I hope it doesn't suck... :frown:" A: "Yeah... :frown:" Senario Two (games): A: "I just played Half Life, it rocked!" B: "No kidding, it's the best game ever!" A: "I hear they're making a sequel!" B: "WOW! THAT'S GONNA KICK ASS!!!" Games have it MUCH easier.
  16. Another World Not As Good As Flashback?

    I wonder how many people are speaking from memories and have actually played either Flashback or Another World recently? I played Another World very recently and I have to see I was very underwhelmed. Without the graphics being as flashy as they once were, there's not much else I think Flashback offered more replay value. Still, I enjoyed playing AW on my Amiga! There were some really excellent moments, but i wasn't a fan of that cave section in the middle (the pixel perfect jumping over and over those damned jaws until you finally made it). Does anyone know what the actual storyline for the sequel was? I heard it had a crumby ending...? Anyone played it to the end? Also: Did Flashback have a sequel? Was Fade to Black really Conrad's return or what it just a similar game in the same way people though FB was a sequel to AW? AW on GBA would be over faaaar too quickly. Once reasonably long train journey and you'd be trading it in in no time. I'd LOVE to have Flashback on my GBA, though! THAT would rock (so long as it's as good as I remember! ) I bet someone could do a Flash version of AW!