The OzSpot 23/10/12: Dishonored, BioShock Infinite

Listen in for our thoughts on Dishonored, BioShock Infinite's latest trailer, and what's grinding our gears about the just-released Dragon Age 3 details.

On this week's show: our thoughts on Dishonored, the profits of televising eSports, Dragon Age 3, and the new BioShock Infinite trailer. Tune in!


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Danadoo3
Danadoo3

You guys need to calm down on the Dragon Age 3 hate. You can't complain that they've only talked about a few very broad issues when the game has only JUST been announced. When has a game been announced and the developer gives away all of the important selling points? They're trying their best to please all of their fans, and they have to deal with haters like you guys. I have complete faith in Bioware, because Dragon Age 2 fell short of some people's expectations they're doing their best to not step in the same pitfalls. What a lot of people complained about was the lack of party customization, so don't complain now that they've said that their fixing a problem people asked them to fix. Play the game for what it is, a Video Game, have fun and don't take it so seriously.

Mostru
Mostru

Although I agree that modern games are being dumbed down and numerous game modes (e.g. multiplayer) are also being forced into games that don't need them, with limited success, I seriously disagree with Jess's mentality. I mean it's one thing to dislike a game after having played it extensively (not just going through a demo) but outright saying a game is disappointing or has a poor premise and even making assumptions on gameplay without playing the game or from looking at trailers is just wrong. This is a problem with many individuals I meet, they see a small snippet of a game, via teaser trailers or developer comments, and say the game is crap (just like what I'm hearing with Fuse - the latest game from Insomniac). Play a game then state your opinion, okay :)

DeKuip
DeKuip

Never had a worse ending then dishonored.

{SPOILER}The last mission the bad guy just stand there and does nothing but say you can take her and then the game ends and then you see a end movie with the people you killed/saved. The changes to the city of the choices you made are non existent.{SPOILER}

But the game play was 1 of the best i ever played the way you can kill people is awesome the art and lore are also very good, I enjoyed the game a lot but still the ending could be better

zneno
zneno

Ed said it poetically right about the chaos ending --- it is the ending you deserve.  Some games "punish" you by making the combat cheatingly hard or whatnot to make you "want" to go the stealth way. Which kinda defeats the purpose of the "do it your wayness" games try to espouse.

 

Instead they considered the whole point of making choices -- in real life if you may -- the repercussions towards the person and/or his environment , whether big or small. You chose to kill dozens of people -- the effect is that all sorts of shit hit the fan.

xavvor1
xavvor1

Great show but I find the Interface eye jarringly bad. Would be better if you guys have the camera on the person that is talking and switch it to and fro like how the Hotspot had it. 

TheKokopelli
TheKokopelli

 @Mostru I disagree.  A demo is a representation of the finished product.  If the demo outright sucks and does not "wow" me, I'm going to save my $$$ and not get it.  You wouldn't buy a car if the test drive didn't impress you, would you?

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

 @Mostru Haha, fair enough. I don't dislike it, I'm just overly critical. I apologise. Sometimes I'll create baseless opinions but I promise I'll play Bioshock 2 and Dragon Age 3 and get back to you, okay? Also Bioshock Infinite looks great to me.

 

- Jess

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 @youlade

 Your loss. 3 women (and 1 dude) talking about games what more could you want ?

everyday182
everyday182

 @zneno I agree and disagree with you am afraid. Some games allow you to do it your way and still punish and I think it depends on the game, whether this is good or bad. For example in Thief you are NOT a solider, you've spent your life avoiding fights, therefore fighting trained and armoured opponents would most likely end in death and it fits the story ( and the name :P ). How ever I agree with you because in games like dishonnored and there early Dark Messiah, If the game allows you to level up and choose 3 ways ( in other words actually train as a solider as you progress though the game ) then it should, like you said, NOT punish you for choosing to fight :)

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

 @xavvor1 It's a little tricky with the room we're in as it's awfully small. We've tried a few different setups and now we're working with two suspended webcams. I think the problem with only having it on one person is that it's tricky to anticipate how long they will talk for, if someone will interject etc. With four people it then becomes an issue of over-switching. Thanks for the feedback though, we'll suss out our options!

 

- Jess

Mostru
Mostru

 @TheKokopelli I would have to agree that a demo does provide a good representation of the finished game, however that was not the point of my argument. It's fine to have an opinion but don't outright dismiss a game when very little information about it has been released (in this case Dragon Age 3). I remain cautiously optimistic :) 

Mostru
Mostru

 @tempertress Yeah thanks . . . I was not trying to direct the comment at only you, it's just I get real pissed at some people that outright dismiss a yet to be released game (due to fanboyism or otherwise). It's good to have an opinion so long as it doesn't influence one too much