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Old 12-05-03, 12:05 AM   #13
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just more proof that ion storm developers are all hype. I think its safe to say at this point, they got lucky on the first game.
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Old 12-05-03, 12:23 AM   #14
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I think its safe to say at this point, they got lucky on the first game.
I wouldn't say they were very lucky on Daikatana

And despite what anyone else thinks, I think DX:IW will be plenty fun. Yeah, they made a few mistakes with the shipped version (since they didn't get criticism of the demo until AFTER the game went gold), but the patches will fix the minor problems. Sure, universal ammo is kinda dumb, but it's not the first time it's been done, and other games have managed to be fun with it (Star Trek: Elite Force was fine with it, though they had 2 types of ammo instead of just one). And besides, how much of the first DX was even spent in combat? Half? Maybe less if you took a less violent approach? This isn't just a First Person SHOOTER you know. Hell, noone complained about the combat system in Theif, even though it was very limited. I just find it a little odd that everyone's major gripe with the game is the combat system when the game is about so much more then that...
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Old 12-05-03, 12:39 AM   #15
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just more proof that ion storm developers are all hype. I think its safe to say at this point, they got lucky on the first game.
If Warren Spector had been the driving force behind this game I would smack you for that comment, but since he really didn't do much on this sequel....it's true....sadly.

I will say, however, that the success of Deus Ex wasn't a fluke. Warren Spector knows how to make a damned good game. After all, he was behind System Shock and the Thief series, among others....
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Old 12-05-03, 03:01 AM   #16
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So Deus Ex 2 was hidden behind the other games on the back of the shelve. Have to wonder what could be done with some of these worse games. Take for example that disc shaped pile of crap Tomb Ho: Angel of Buginess that came out earlier this year. It would be found outside in a sealed garbage receptacle nowhere near the other games to avoid contaminating them with its complete suckiness.
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Old 12-05-03, 07:56 AM   #17
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I still can't believe they didn't even make the simple .ini file changes before shipping the game...it's the exact same as the demo!

This is a truly sad bit-o-gaming history in the making.
The reason for this is pretty easy to understand when you know that the demo had been released AFTER the gold master sample went in mass production.

Although IW is a bad sequel to DE, it's nevertheless a fun game when considering it as a stand-alone game and not trying to draw parallels between this game and the first game.

Same thing for Unreal 2 (which the developper are now trying to revive with the help of the MP add-on); as a sequel itself it was pretty bad but the game was nevertheless fun if you just want to play through it quickly without thinking about it as a sequel to wonderful Unreal 1 experience.
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Old 12-05-03, 08:06 AM   #18
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This year is to much disappointment ,
Half Life 2 getting delays rumors about haveing to pay to play multi witch sucks , bad steam.........,
Deus Ex 2 total crap....,
Doom III is still far away...,

Hopefully next year will be better
hey, and what about all the good games which came out this year?

Everyone is talking about how bad 2003 is as a gaming year and forgetting to mention games like Prince Of Persia, XIII, Call Of Duty, Max Payne 2, Worms 3D, Silent Hill 3, Broken Sword 3, Tron 2.0, FS 2004, GTA III Vice City, Vietcong, Splinter Cell and many others which I current can't remember.
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Bad move about what?
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Bad move about what?
I THINK he's talking about me and my wife not getting my son circumsized, but I have no clue why he is.
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I THINK he's talking about me and my wife not getting my son circumsized, but I have no clue why he is.
Because he's afraid that your son will grow up and steal his woman, since your son will probably end up being all Super Sexy like you...

wait. scratch all of that. you're not Super Sexy, and your son will probably grow up to be a 3dfx fanboy.
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your son will probably grow up to be a 3dfx fanboy.
My son is actually the only nVidia user left in the house and he's very proud of his GF2 MX400 (240/420).
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Old 12-05-03, 04:09 PM   #24
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Hehe, I can just see a tear come to Digital Wanderer's eye everytime he sees his son play a game on an Nvidia card

Heh, j/k. Btw, nice hat
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