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Offline [archive] Dark666Prophet

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Re: I am considering getting the game, is there anything i should know
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2008, 06:40:00 PM »
               
Offkorn posted:

 I prefer a novel to a movie any day.
 

 
 So that's what's wrong with you.
 
 
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 I got suckered by hype and lack of trustworthy pre-reviews.
 

 
 What? What hype?! Only one person that I know in the real world whom I never told about Bloodlines even knows it exists!                        

 

                                                  

Offline [archive] MooCHa2

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Re: I am considering getting the game, is there anything i should know
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2008, 07:01:00 PM »
               
Dark666Prophet posted:
Offkorn posted:

 I prefer a novel to a movie any day.
 

 
 So that's what's wrong with you.
 
 

 
 Cough . Don't want to point out the obvious here so I won't but you may want to rethink that before Offkorn shows you your ass lol.
 
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Offline [archive] Dark666Prophet

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Re: I am considering getting the game, is there anything i should know
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2008, 11:15:00 PM »
                Do you mean he'll try to argue about how "wonderful" books are? Or he'll provide all sorts of alternative explanations for why he's so "unique"?
 
 If he tries the former, he's better off trying to convince me that Caine isn't the cabbie, because while I understand what's better about books, I'll never change my opinion about actually putting the time and effort into reading them.                        

 

                                                  

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Re: I am considering getting the game, is there anything i should know
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2008, 11:27:00 PM »
               
MooCHa2 posted:
Dark666Prophet posted:
Offkorn posted:

 I prefer a novel to a movie any day.
 

 
 So that's what's wrong with you.
 
 

 
 Cough . Don't want to point out the obvious here so I won't but you may want to rethink that before Offkorn shows you your ass lol.
 
 Regards...

 
 
 The expectations with a book and a video game are very different.  Novels have the time to devote to crafting a world full of depth.  A video game has to dumb it down.  Provide enough definition to the world to make it enjoyable and deep without taking away from the enjoyment of the game.  For what I payed, I can't remember but it was marked down, I can say this game is worth every penny I paid for it.  I've played it probably 15 times and I've enjoyed it every time.  But even the first two runs, as Brujah then Malkavian, would have been worth the money!  The sheer enjoyment, the laughs, the scares (two points in game I remember well), the feeling this game gave me as I played is how I measure the value.  I'm the same with movies.  Some movies I love got slammed by critics but its my enjoyment that I base the worth on.  I enjoy novels too but movies based on novels people can easily set themselves up for disappointment.  You can't take all the elements of a book and put it into a one and half hour movie, nor can you do the same for a game.  The developers have to pick and choose what can be included to enhance the enjoyment while educating the player.  I love going through all the possible chat options, inspecting the environment and models, moving my character over every inch of the world and interacting with anything I can in that world.  Some people don't play like that but I do, so for me it was a great investment.                        

 

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Re: I am considering getting the game, is there anything i should know
« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2008, 07:03:00 PM »
               
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 However; Oblivion's GotY edition (for the PC) is indeed worth that much. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
 
 

 
 I must confess that I lied. That was the game I did pay almost 50$ for. Since I got bored with it I never finished the Shivering Isles. I can remember only a few things about it: the great visuals of the landscape(that was the reason I bought it, I had just aquired this brand new PC with a nvidia 8800 graphics card and Oblivion was an obvious choice to see how much it could deliver: whoa you could actually look from the mountains in the northeast downwards into the capital.) and the first time you have to enter oblivion.  
 I have more fond memories of NWN2 than of Oblivion. I had trouble finding:
 - an interesting storyline.
 - interesting individuals of note.
 - interesting music.
 - creatures of note. Skeletons? Zombies? Wolves? Vampires? Bandits? Thieves?
 
 Great luck that there are modders to make it shine.
 
 Long live the modding community!!!!
 
                       

 

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Re: I am considering getting the game, is there anything i should know
« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2008, 02:21:00 PM »
                Restarted Oblivion recently.  I find it really difficult to enjoy after Bloodlines' voice acting and character animation.  Everything seems so lifeless by comparison (My username isn't an elderscrolls reference by the way).  I actually think the game would be better with no voice acting and just reading the dialogue.  It's making me itch to get back to another bloodlines play through.                        

 

                                                  

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Re: I am considering getting the game, is there anything i should know
« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2008, 12:15:00 AM »
                I agree about the voice acting in Oblivion.  Bethesda must have had a huge budget for the game, but they seem to have skimped in the area of voice actors.  The voice acting wasn't all that bad, but they seem to have used the same 10 actors for the game's 300+ characters.  rolling_eyes
 
 Bloodlines, on the other hand, had a relatively small budget, but they managed to deliver top-notch voice acting in nearly all of the characters.                        

 

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Re: I am considering getting the game, is there anything i should know
« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2008, 11:27:00 AM »
                Well, they probably had a nice high budget for voice acting and spent 90% of it on Sean Bean and Patrick Stuart.  You get a lot more for your money taking competent voice actors and having them do several parts rather than going for star names.  I wonder how many people bought the game because of the star names?                        

 

                                                  

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I am considering getting the game, is there anything i should know
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2008, 01:20:00 PM »
               
 the game i think is not hard to play !
 but there are sometimes some bit tricky quests but its fun to solve them !
 if u got ANY questions, just ask here !  idea  
 
 GL WITH IT !!!                        

 

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