General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

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Post by Akuryou13 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:08 pm

Wow! That is an impressive graphic upgrade for ye olde Runescape!

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Post by Xinos » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:20 am

Sure it's better than old Runescape graphics on a technical level, but remember that you are comparing the graphics of a 12 year old game with something created today (I assume)... of course it's going to look better. It's like comparing the value money from 50 years ago with today's money, you need to adjust for inflation, and once you've done that we can see that it's only slightly better looking.
The main problem is that the game went from having a unique ugliness to it that actually made it kind of charming, to looking like any other generic bottom-of-the-barrel medieval themed game out there.
It's just not quite bad enough to stand out from the crowd anymore. :/

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Post by Akuryou13 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:27 am

Xinos wrote:Sure it's better than old Runescape graphics on a technical level, but remember that you are comparing the graphics of a 12 year old game with something created today (I assume)... of course it's going to look better. It's like comparing the value money from 50 years ago with today's money, you need to adjust for inflation, and once you've done that we can see that it's only slightly better looking.
The main problem is that the game went from having a unique ugliness to it that actually made it kind of charming, to looking like any other generic bottom-of-the-barrel medieval themed game out there.
It's just not quite bad enough to stand out from the crowd anymore. :/
But of course it'll stick out, it's grey and brown! Who else would make a game using primarily grey and brown?!

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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by SupSuper » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:42 am

If you think this stuff looks really attractive, um... :|

I remember watching a video about this, where they proudly announced such exciting new features as skyboxes, draw distance and bloom. :roll:
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Post by Akuryou13 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:09 am

SupSuper wrote:If you think this stuff looks really attractive, um... :|
oooooooo. yikes. Decidedly less impressive-looking than those other shots.... that looks almost worse than the old runescape...

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Post by Muzer » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:11 am

people wrote:stuff about runescape
KILL IT KILL IT WITH FIRE
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Post by Xinos » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:26 pm

Muzer wrote:
people wrote:stuff about runescape
KILL IT KILL IT WITH FIRE
... or you could take that approach.

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Post by Squirminator2k » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:03 pm

The PC port of Mortal Kombat is actually pretty good, though the online is terrible.
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Post by Zeor » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:55 am

Sonic & Acquaintances Of Varying Origin High-Velocity Unsafe Transformative Automotive Vehicular Racing Activity Event is having a free weekend apparently, and is 75% off. Good deal for a pretty dang ol' fun game.

Steam also appears to be updating it for some reason I can't quite identify.

Edit: I've been told they just added a new character. Well I'll be assed. Doesn't sound like a very interesting one, but hey, free content.
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Post by Zeor » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:49 pm

Speaking of free weekends, crazy deals and other things I have mentioned before, Killing Floor is also in a free weekend to celebrate its game mode update, and is on sale for... what? $4? Oh wow.
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Post by Squirminator2k » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:08 pm

I have Killing Floor but I have played it exactly zero times.
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Post by Zeor » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:14 am

This is a shame. We should play it some time.
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Post by Akuryou13 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:16 am

This was a highly productive week for me.... and then I finally picked up Borderlands....

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Post by Zeor » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:06 pm

Welcome aboard. :D
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Post by worMatty » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:17 pm

I own Killing Floor. Played it for a little bit, then didn't.

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Post by Plasma » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:10 pm

Zeor wrote:Sonic & Acquaintances Of Varying Origin High-Velocity Unsafe Transformative Automotive Vehicular Racing Activity Event is having a free weekend apparently, and is 75% off. Good deal for a pretty dang ol' fun game.
It's worth it, but I'm banking on the whole Sonic collection going on at least a 50% sale in the Summer Sales.

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Post by Squirminator2k » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:29 pm

I'd buy either, but I'm also painfully, hilariously broke right now.
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Post by Squirminator2k » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:37 pm

I am genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed Sonic and All Team Racing Go Fast. Bloody good fun. Pity I'm trying to spend as little money as possible right now, or I'd buy it in a flash.
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Post by Star and Moon » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:10 am

I went ahead and bought Sonic and Significant Others Driving Super All-Terrain Vehicular Transforming Science Mobiles for Reasons of Speed.

It's a pretty good game, I like the Team Fortress character, though it's pretty easy to tell the voice actors are different, but I'm letting that slide since it's an entirely different company.
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Post by Zeor » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:22 am

Star and Moon wrote:It's a pretty good game, I like the Team Fortress character, though it's pretty easy to tell the voice actors are different, but I'm letting that slide since it's an entirely different company.
I don't get that they could use the models but apparently decided to record some crappy new vocal quips instead of getting a better result from just recycling the native TF2 ones.
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