EJ902's forum posts

#1 Posted by EJ902 (14218 posts) -

Who needs a counter to mark new posts in a thread now that we have smaller signatures? Who needs a level system when we can have static legacy points? Am I right?

Good riddance to the level system I say. Farming points and emblems became a terrifying obsession for some users.

#2 Posted by EJ902 (14218 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

If you are not trolling here and seriously think there is nothing wrong with the game i am speechless

The game was absolutely horrible and again its not just unreasonable hate against the game that has made it named among the worst ever made, And you are also wrong, the game actually sold extremely well for its time, and hit the top 15 list back in the day.

So the only thing that failed that game was its design and gameplay.

I know the game sold well, I also know people returned it to atari and caused them problems. Presumably they too thought it sucked. I still don't get why. What exactly is so horrible about it? Not saying it's a great game because I can see how it's not to everybody's taste but I don't see anything wrong with it either.

That being said I can understand how someone playing it when they have absolutely no clue what to do can think it sucks. Good thing there was an instruction manual that explained everything, did anyone bother reading that? I've no idea how detailed it was but supposedly it explained enough. For my part I'm familiar with all of the game's mechanics and it is perfectly playable and I can't find anything wrong with it. It's not that exciting but just being a bit boring isn't a particularly big crime.

Bottom line is the game worked without issue, was playable to the end and offered some challenge, yet people still rank it alongside games like superman 64 that unlike ET are full of glitches and are borderline unplayable even if you do know what you're doing.

#3 Edited by EJ902 (14218 posts) -

I absolutely hated trevor at first but he quickly grew on me, which is pretty good considering I'm normally indifferent to the characters. Most of the main characters are portrayed to be nice people in some way but then go around killing loads of innocents and stealing, so to have a genuine madman to do that as seems a bit more logical.

#4 Edited by EJ902 (14218 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@EJ902 said:

@Jacanuk said:

lol this is kinda awesome :)

That game was without a doubt one of the worst ever made on any platform.

I still don't get why people think this, the game itself wasn't that bad, certainly no worse than most other atari games.

Exciting news though, I wonder what else they dumped down there. I saw a picture of someone playing the game at the site, wonder if it still works

Have you played/seen it?

Were you even around when the game came out, because honestly its not just because its fanboyisme or systemwars chat, The game was seriously the worst, and EVERYone who has seen it/played it i know off in the industry and media has the exact same opinion.

I have played it and I really don't see what's wrong with it, it's sort of fun. It's not broken in any way at least. There's little doubt that it wasn't financially successful and contributed heavily to the video game crash but that doesn't mean it was a bad game in its own right.

However I don't know how it would have compared to other atari games at the time. I can play other atari 2600 games now and compare them to ET and find that none of them seem that good, but back in ET's day, people may have thought differently.

#5 Posted by EJ902 (14218 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

lol this is kinda awesome :)

That game was without a doubt one of the worst ever made on any platform.

I still don't get why people think this, the game itself wasn't that bad, certainly no worse than most other atari games.

Exciting news though, I wonder what else they dumped down there. I saw a picture of someone playing the game at the site, wonder if it still works

#6 Posted by EJ902 (14218 posts) -

what has the world come to when a 20 day old roll call has only 77 posts

#7 Posted by EJ902 (14218 posts) -

Because most tvs are black. Most tvs are black because it goes with everything and a black tv will struggle to look out of place in any home decor environment. Then again there was that period in the early 2000s, when preferences in interior design shifted to more simplistic decoration with brighter colours; archaic black boxes looked out of place amongst lavender wall paint and laminate floorings, adorned with dried sticks in pale brown vases; thus the preference in television aesthetic design tended toward modern silver schemes, reflecting their position in the modern home as CRT TVs reached their technological peak. Thus, during this period, remotes became a much brighter shade of grey, a scheme which is sliding out of fashion once more as new televisions on the cutting edge of technology prefer to portray themselves as sleek machines of the future, and only a glossy black remote is acceptable.

#8 Edited by EJ902 (14218 posts) -

Eh look on the bright side, last time they re-designed the site (2006 I think) the whole thing was down for weeks while they updated and it was very buggy for months (or even over a year) afterward. There were major outages lasting days at a time and it was barely usable during that period. This time they just did a quick transition overnight and the end result is mostly usable with few major bugs from the onset. There are things I don't like about the new design either (I find it a slower than before) but if the worst you have to complain about is stacks, then that's pretty good going. They've certainly done a much better job this time around.

#9 Posted by EJ902 (14218 posts) -

Oh dear well don't go to gamefaqs then, complaining about them here isn't going to change anything.

#10 Posted by EJ902 (14218 posts) -

@Mikey132 said:

@EJ902: It's startling that there is still anti-jewish setiment in the world?? Sounds like par for the course to me.

I've known it's there but depends on where you live I guess. Frankly it's not something I'm used to seeing and I've never understood why people have a problem with jews specifically. This kind of blatant display is certainly something I didn't expect to see.