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« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2004, 02:15:45 AM »

Sounds great, I plan on picking it up tomorrow.

Question for you though... Can you elaborate on those balance issues with weapons? Are firearms pretty much useless compared to claws/fists/melee weapons? Is there a good selection of firearms?
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« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2004, 03:06:37 AM »

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Are firearms pretty much useless compared to claws/fists/melee weapons?

Oh, I wouldn't say useless by any stretch.  Realize that you are so poor that you can't even pay attentionwhen you start, so the best you can pick up is a shoddy revolver.  As you work your way through the game and take side missions (or mugging people) you earn money and can buy better weapons, when you find the right contacts. Your weapons will improve as you go, but you'll find that the claws are your best weapon for a good while.  

As for a selection of firearms, its not a ton wide selection of weapons to start, but it expands as you move through the game.  I don't have a final number for you though.
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« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2004, 04:07:15 AM »

I hadnt been following this game at all but the CG review really peeked my interest. Actually contemplated buying it today but it was nowhere to be seen so I got HL2. Now I know what game I will be asking for for christmas or my birthday.
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« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2004, 10:30:27 AM »

I'm in the same bug-boat as the other person.  Troika's last affair was so buggy I'm waiting on this.  I don't like balance issues.  That can ruihn a magical gaming experience.
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« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2004, 11:17:29 AM »

Gamespy Review is up.  4 out of 5 stars.

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Pros
Awesome storyline, great dialogue, Beautiful character models and animations, statistics really impact world - a great RPG.

Cons
Mediocre combat, some graphic and other bugs, Santa Monica hub is fairly ugly, poorly implemented FPS elements.


This reviewer hits the game a little harder than Knightshade for the combat and grphical glitches...  though he says it's an awesome RPG that he is going to play through again...  just don't expect HL2 with RPG elements.

Which is fine with me, still planning on picking it up after work today...
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« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2004, 12:16:49 PM »

Does the game "require" fast twitch combat?
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« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2004, 12:37:36 PM »

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Does the game "require" fast twitch combat?


I think the complaint is exactly the opposite...  there is very little "twitch" at all.  Though I have yet to play, and will be interested to hear Knightshade's take.
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« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2004, 04:53:46 PM »

With all the hassles I've been having getting HL2 working, I'm sorely wishing I would've gone with Vampire... now I have to wait to pick it up - must maintain domestic harmony smile
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« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2004, 06:42:44 PM »

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Does the game "require" fast twitch combat?

You know, that is a good way of putting it.  This is pretty low twitch combat.  The combat here is a little slower paced.  You pick your skills (celerity, blood rage, etc.) and you engage in combat.  You do a little damage, they do a little damage.  Its not like Halo 2 is or what I imagine HL2 will be (haven't gotten it yet) where combat is over very quickly.  Its a bit slower paced than that and the enemies (and you) can take a bit of a beating before they go down.

P.S. "Stars" for reviews are weak IMHO.  Quantify your reviews so they mean something.
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« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2004, 08:17:47 PM »

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P.S. "Stars" for reviews are weak IMHO.  Quantify your reviews so they mean something.


I agree with you 100%. If your review only scored the game as a 90% I wouldn't really be interested in it. But since you ranked it at 94%, oh boy, thats a whole 4 more units of fun - A MUST BUY!.
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« Reply #50 on: November 17, 2004, 09:06:51 PM »

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P.S. "Stars" for reviews are weak IMHO.  Quantify your reviews so they mean something.


I forget her name, but there was a well-known movie reviewer, for the Washington Post I think, who refused to give 'stars' in her reviews. She insisted you READ the review, to know what she thought of the movie.

Anyway, I'll probably pick this game up tonight... IF i can tear myself away from the awesome HL2.
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« Reply #51 on: November 17, 2004, 09:08:41 PM »

Stars are quantified.  In this case, the quantity is four.  I agree that a rating of "some stars" would be lame, although I think a rating of "all the stars in the sky" would probably get the point across.
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« Reply #52 on: November 17, 2004, 10:37:08 PM »

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Stars are quantified.  In this case, the quantity is four.  I agree that a rating of "some stars" would be lame, although I think a rating of "all the stars in the sky" would probably get the point across.
Yeah, but it's a meaningless quantification.
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« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2004, 10:40:10 PM »

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P.S. "Stars" for reviews are weak IMHO.  Quantify your reviews so they mean something.


I forget her name, but there was a well-known movie reviewer, for the Washington Post I think, who refused to give 'stars' in her reviews. She insisted you READ the review, to know what she thought of the movie.

Anyway, I'll probably pick this game up tonight... IF i can tear myself away from the awesome HL2.



I dont get the Washington Post up here, but it sounds like you're describing the much famed Scorpia of CGW <once upon a time>....
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« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2004, 10:46:21 PM »

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P.S. "Stars" for reviews are weak IMHO.  Quantify your reviews so they mean something.


I agree with you 100%. If your review only scored the game as a 90% I wouldn't really be interested in it. But since you ranked it at 94%, oh boy, thats a whole 4 more units of fun - A MUST BUY!.


LOL :lol:
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« Reply #55 on: November 18, 2004, 03:50:30 AM »

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Stars are quantified.  In this case, the quantity is four.  I agree that a rating of "some stars" would be lame, although I think a rating of "all the stars in the sky" would probably get the point across.
Yeah, but it's a meaningless quantification.


"What the Stars Mean"
http://www.gamespy.com/reviews/ratingsystem2/
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