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coyotegoth
Feb. 4th, 2014 10:30 pm (UTC)
Alas, the Death Knight Love Story link just takes you to the "10 classic games" article.
philmophlegm
Feb. 4th, 2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
Damn, my mistake. OK, try this, over at the auteur's LJ:
http://cairmen.livejournal.com/448325.html
steer
Feb. 5th, 2014 12:31 am (UTC)
You did not like Beyond Good and Evil? You did not try hard enough. Restart and try again.
philmophlegm
Feb. 5th, 2014 10:43 am (UTC)
Sorry...

Just couldn't get into it. It's on a list of great games that ultimately didn't win me over.

I bought an N64 just to play Ocarina of Time. Meh.

I've tried a few times to like various editions of Civilisation. Prefer Europa Universalis.

I've never liked any Peter Molyneux game, and I've tried a few over the years.

Bayonetta? Nope.

Various Streetfighter incarnations. Nice enough, but you have to put more work into learning the game than you do to pass accountancy exams. (Preferred Dead or Alive.)

Various FIFA and PES incarnations. Over-complicated control systems. Match Day on the Spectrum was more fun.

Various Madden editions. Ditto.

Okami. Last PS2 game I ever acquired. Beautiful, but meh.

Bioshock. Great setting, dull combat. (But I loved Infinite.)

Quake. Ground-breaking 3D, but again, dull combat. In gameplay terms, it wasn't an advance on Doom.



steer
Feb. 6th, 2014 03:06 pm (UTC)
See I could agree with all of those, apart from I liked several Peter Molyneux games (flawed genius). I prefer Civ to EU but only through familiarity -- grew up with Civ, not put in the time on EU (and it's much more complex). Bioshock you are more than correct, if it were a film it would win the award for cinematography but be nominated for nothing else. Quake, 100% with you. All of the Zelda games are OK but nothing mind blowing...

Seriously though... beyond good and evil... this is heresy. I know for the first three hours it looks like a jumping fighting game with cutesy animals but after that...
steer
Feb. 6th, 2014 03:09 pm (UTC)
That said, despite the mind blowing setting, there are some games it is too late for.

I first played Doom on a graphics workstation with a 27 inch CRT screen (in those days that took two people to lift). It was about 20,000 quids worth. Doom blew my mind. I played it in a darkened room and had to walk down a darkened corridor after. A friend who met me in the bar after thought I'd had some kind of nervous breakdown.

Nowadays it's just a bit crappy and old fashioned.

Beyond Good and Evil hasn't dated so badly but the gameplay now seems distractingly clunky. The plot, pacing and story though... amazing. It goes from cute and harmless to ultra sinister.
cairmen
Feb. 6th, 2014 10:26 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks for the link! Much appreciated!
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