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THQ: Call of Duty has "stamped out memories" of what made th

Postby DarthTwitch » 19 Dec 2012, 13:59

That's nice, THQ. However, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm (to name but a few innovative FPS's) would all like a word...
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Postby ItchyRash » 19 Dec 2012, 14:32

I'm getting more and more excited for Metro. 2033 was so good and this is looking better. I'm glad that we might be seeing less of these samey modern war FPS. FPS are still my favourite genre and there have been a long line of fantastic, innovating games this generation. From Metro, Bioshock, Left 4 Dead, Singularity and the above mentioned Bulletstorm and probably many more that I've forgotten. If you put you're mind to it there's a lot you can do in a FPS and can tell a fantastic story. Something that was sadly lacking in Battlefield 3 for instance
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Postby DarthTwitch » 19 Dec 2012, 16:11

Bulletstorm was f**king ace. I can't believe they did that to People Can Fly. Such a cliffhanger ending, too. :(
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Postby ItchyRash » 19 Dec 2012, 17:30

DarthTwitch wrote:Bulletstorm was f**king ace. I can't believe they did that to People Can Fly. Such a cliffhanger ending, too. :(


As enjoyable as it was I'm not sure I'd be bothered about a sequel. Certainly interested in what else People Can Fly could create though. I just wouldn't want them rehashing the same ideas with Bulletstorm. The only thing it really lacked was a co-op mode.

Should add Darth. Mentioned it on the other thread about gun controls. Think I could and should have handled that a tad more constructively. Could understand where you were going with you point even if I disagreed but didn't need to be so catty with my response.

And yeah. I ramble a lot I think so I'm not sure anyone really knows what i'm trying to say. Not least myself.
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Postby Raluph » 19 Dec 2012, 17:57

It does seem that, because cod is so popular with casual and 'hardcore' gamers alike, that some of its ideas are copied a lot. Still, we get great ideas from the likes of crysis, metro, rage, fallout and so on. I feel that the genre will soon fall out of the limelight, and be replaced by adventure RPGs. Games such as skyrim, dragons dogma and to some extent kingdoms of amular have shown us how good their genre can be. With the added performance from next generation consoles, I feel that the genre will have the potential to be even better
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Postby DarthTwitch » 19 Dec 2012, 19:00

ItchyRash wrote:
DarthTwitch wrote:Bulletstorm was f**king ace. I can't believe they did that to People Can Fly. Such a cliffhanger ending, too. :(


Should add Darth. Mentioned it on the other thread about gun controls. Think I could and should have handled that a tad more constructively. Could understand where you were going with you point even if I disagreed but didn't need to be so catty with my response.

And yeah. I ramble a lot I think so I'm not sure anyone really knows what i'm trying to say. Not least myself.


Absolutely no harm done whatsoever, mate, don't worry about it. I'm sure I can be pretty snippy too, when I'm in the middle of such a hot debate. And it IS a heated subject right now. There is no such thing as a bad opinion, really - just a bad way of expressing it. More often than not, I express myself like a total idiot, so no worries :)
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Postby DarthTwitch » 19 Dec 2012, 19:02

Raluph wrote:It does seem that, because cod is so popular with casual and 'hardcore' gamers alike, that some of its ideas are copied a lot. Still, we get great ideas from the likes of crysis, metro, rage


Totally forgot about Rage - Rage is bloody good fun. I can't find my disc 1, for some reason, so I'm restricted to multiplayer, but I love Rage :D
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Postby CunningSmile » 20 Dec 2012, 10:50

DarthTwitch wrote:
ItchyRash wrote:Should add Darth. Mentioned it on the other thread about gun controls. Think I could and should have handled that a tad more constructively. Could understand where you were going with you point even if I disagreed but didn't need to be so catty with my response.

And yeah. I ramble a lot I think so I'm not sure anyone really knows what i'm trying to say. Not least myself.


Absolutely no harm done whatsoever, mate, don't worry about it. I'm sure I can be pretty snippy too, when I'm in the middle of such a hot debate. And it IS a heated subject right now. There is no such thing as a bad opinion, really - just a bad way of expressing it. More often than not, I express myself like a total idiot, so no worries :)


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Postby ItchyRash » 20 Dec 2012, 14:13

CunningSmile wrote:It's one of the things I always like about this forum. Since we're a small community most arguements are disagreements between friends rather than flamewars between strangers. But respect to you both for shaking hands.


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Postby kevicus12 » 20 Dec 2012, 20:53

The only (post-WW2) COD I've played was Modern Warfare 2. It was all run down that corridor and activate a set-piece, then run down that street and activate the next set-piece, and since I have no interest in having my arse handed to me by some arrogant kid in multiplayer I've never went back to it.

COD is all about multiplayer, isn't it? Other, envious, developers see that all people care about is COD's multiplayer and it still makes stupid money. Then they start thinking "why should we bother with a compelling single-player campaign, if COD doesn't and yet it still dominates the charts?"

Dishonoured was a brave release, and one that paid off. Far Cry 3 less so because it's on the back of some decent selling series titles (I loved Far Cry 2, regardless of what a lot of people thought of it), but any developer who puts single-player story ahead of multiplayer maps has to be applauded these days.

Btw - I hope Raluph is right about Adventure RPG's being the next big thing: give me the FPS dynamics of Far Cry mixed with the complexities of Fallout and I'd be one happy bunny. I can but dream...
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Postby Metalrodent » 22 Dec 2012, 00:04

CoD 4 was great, and I still love it - however it is a shame it spawned the whole MMS genre leading to such stagnation of the mainstream FPS games
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