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Some might wonder why I'm not posting that much anymore. Well, probably no-one does but just in any case someone remembers me I had been quite an active poster in the past few years.
I never would've expected it but... The truth is, gaming has just been getting slowly but steadily boring for me. There's rarely any innovation and I just don't seem to be that interested in new games anymore. It's just more of the same old stuff we've seen before. Sure, there's innovation out there but it seems to be focused mainly on freeware and casual (real casual - not LOL CASUALZ) games. Gaming just isn't going in the direction I'd like it to go. The PC I have now might just be the last one I will buy for dedicated gaming usage. Or it will be for long, until we get virtual reality or something. This does not mean I'm saying PC gaming is dying, PC gaming and gaming in general is going to get bigger and bigger - but it's just expanding in the wrong direction.
This is not a goodbye post or anything, I'll probably still be around sometimes. I'm going focus more on my studies and personal life from now on. Sure, I'll game occasionally but I doubt I'll ever be as hardcore as I once was.
Heh, looking back at all this, I sure have a friggin' huge collection - over 600 PC games. I wonder what I'll do with them. I don't have the heart to give them away since games have been a large part of my life and I have nothing but fond memories of them. They do take tons of space though. Those damn lovable big cardboard boxes! We'll see.
To all of you who still take interest in gaming, good for you! Enjoy it as long as possible!
Goodnight sweet prince ;_;
Ps. I will make my oath as a gamer, I *WILL* someday finish Planescape: Torment. This I promise you. And maybe the bit above was slighty overexaggerated, I wanted something epic so there you go.
Ok, I wanna talk about three things. First off, the new X-Com game. I honestly don't see the point in it. If they want to make a generic console shooter with aliens, why won't they just make a new franchise? Why drag X-Com into it? Nobody who knows of X-Com wants a sequel like this. What the hell. I guess you could say the same about Fallout 3 though.
Second, The Whispered World. The game looks absolutely gorgeous. If you don't know about it, just check out some of the screenshots or trailers. I LOVE 2D handdrawn graphics, and I still believe adventure games should be done this way unless the 3D actually benefits the gameplay (and in the case of adventure games, it rarely does.) I've been following this game for... I dunno, a year or so? I had played the German demo but with my skills in German being near zero I didn't manage to progress very far. The English demo is out now, and I suggest that you guys check it out if you haven't already done so. The game is gonna be released next week I think, and I don't know about you but it's a must buy for me.
Third, King's Bounty Armored Princess. As some of you might know, one of my favorite genres is turn-based strategy/tactics. Personally, I've never been much into RTS's for some reason. I find them to be kinda boring and not require as much strategy (I'm gonna get hate messages for this aren't I?) I dunno, I just don't find them that fun to play. Anyway, as far as TBS goes, King's Bounty: The Legend got me seriously addicted when it was released. If you check out my Xfire hours you'll see that it's my most played game with over 70 hours. So, I finally saw a copy of Armored Princess in a local store and I had to get it. It was 30€ instead of the regular 50€ too! Kudos to 1C, since it probably will offer more content than 90% of the 50€ games. Addiction awaits!
Finally, my copy of STALKER Call of Pripyat has arrived! Here's a pic;
Hmm, Special Edition huh? Click here for a pic I took of what's inside the box < - CLICK THIS NOW
Wow. And to my knowledge this is the standard edition of the game, since I couldn't find any other edition elsewhere, aside from the German and Russian versions. And considering how I only paid 18£ for this including shipping, I'd say it's probably the best deal in a long while. Now to hope that the, you know, actual game is good - but I've heard only good things so far. I'll probably play it tomorrow since it's already 11PM here, but eh - should be fun.
Edit: Just tried out the game for a while and I'm not usually a graphics whore but MAN this looks terrible. It looks worse than SoC. Heck, it looks worse than the first Far Cry. What am I missing here? I have everything maxed out. Is this game really so dependant on DX10/DX11? I don't expect amazing graphics but I expect graphics that are at least on par with the first game in the series. What the hell. Also the gun sounds are really muffled for some reason. *sigh* Ah well, at least the gameplay looks decent so far.
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