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Impressions/Blog Related: Crysis, Solid Gears

Posted by deckard47 on April 21, 2009

Tried out Crysis for the second time (in a year) on the new computer. It’s interesting to watch how (after you get over the fancy effects and everything) it’s Far Cry all over again. Weirdly, Ubi took Far Cry‘s open ended approach to tactical combat and took it to its logical conclusion (huge open grasslands and deserts + free-form combat and missions), while Crytek stuck to their guns, soldiers, and aliens. I don’t dislike it, in fact, for the same reasons I like Far Cry and Far Cry 2, I like furtively shooting soldiers in the head and hiding in the lush jungles. However, It doesn’t have the RPG or wide-open aspects that draw me to FC2, so I’m curious to see how long I’ll be sticking with it. As it is, it’s distracting, but not enough to make me forget Vizima.

Going to start MGS4 tonight, if it’s the last thing I do. I guess I should be careful what I say about it? I’d be willing to bet some of our regular readers are fans. Maybe. Seriously though, if one person says something about “love on the battlefield,” I will turn the game off. Or not. I feel like I’m predisposed to hate this game, what with me hating its stealth mechanics (that is, the MGS series’ stealth mechanics), characters, writing, and posturing. Still, reading the Eurogamer review, I think I owe it to some part of myself (the foolish part?) to give it a shot. Wish me luck.

The Dark Spire is in the mail. Where is it! I want it here now! Does that not look like the coolest thing ever? I should go, I need to write reviews, play games, pay bills, and other exciting stuff. Later.

OH! And look at what happened during The Witcher last night. I thought I could show you how amazing it looked, but instead I took a screen of this…


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Blog Related: Yes! Sexy Nathan Drake!

Posted by deckard47 on January 17, 2009

So someone got to my blog by typing in a search for ‘”nathan drake” sexy.’ My dark plan nears its culmination. Soon, my friends, soon.

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Blog Related/VG Related: A Bit of a Break

Posted by deckard47 on April 27, 2008

I have to go work some more now, but I thought I’d mention two things. First, Kotaku had a very interesting post up today, linking to an interview at BLDGBLOG with a man named Daniel Dociu, who is the Chief Art Director of Guild Wars. I don’t know how many of you have played that game, but among other things, its architecture and overall design are both impressive and beautiful. Here is one of his pictures, which I thought was rather nice. The interview is about how he designs architecture and landscapes for games, and it’s really interesting.

Second up, I added a new blog to the Blogroll, it’s called “Insult Swordfighting.” The guy who writes it is really smart, and the articles are good, much better than mine. I suggest you go check it out, especially if you are interested in the more contentious issues facing the gamer community right now.

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Blog Related: One More!

Posted by deckard47 on March 12, 2008

Finally, now that I have realized how to embed photos in the main part of the page (stop laughing now), there will be a lot of them. Like so many.

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