Archive for the Mid-Game Ranting Category

Ranting While Playing: Battlefield Bad Company 2

Posted in Mid-Game Ranting with tags , , , , on August 10, 2011 by SebastianSB

I’m pretty sure that the engine of a motorboat has an audible range greater than twenty feet.  Am I really supposed to believe that this is a stealth mission?

What is it with war games and having you play as someone who dies in the first mission/prologue? Continue reading

Ranting While Playing: L.A. Noire

Posted in Mid-Game Ranting with tags , , on July 5, 2011 by SebastianSB

First and foremost, this game is absolutely amazing to look at.  When I first saw screen shots I wasn’t all that impressed, but I was blown away when I saw how realistic the facial animations are.  Every little twitch, glance, dimple, and frown looks so human that it can get a little creepy.  I’m playing through the game in black and white because the color is the only thing that seems a bit off to me. Continue reading

Ranting While Playing: Legendary

Posted in Mid-Game Ranting with tags , , , , , , on June 15, 2011 by SebastianSB

Take a normal city and fill it up with werewolves, griffins, and other mythological creatures?  Sign me up!  Hard mode for full-on masochism.

The collectibles in this game are dead people’s final text messages.  Here’s a thought, if your text ends with the phrase “but maybe it’s the concussion and the heat getting to me” maybe you shouldn’t be texting. Continue reading

Ranting While Playing: Splinter Cell Conviction

Posted in Mid-Game Ranting with tags , , , on June 15, 2011 by SebastianSB

Nice Stranglehold main menu background you’ve got there.

This doesn’t really feel like a stealth game.  It feels like a dark cover-based shooter where you can get the drop on your enemies.  Isn’t the whole “no kills run” supposed to be a big part of stealth games?  Knock out or tranquilize everyone?  Continue reading

Ranting While Playing: Bulletstorm

Posted in Mid-Game Ranting with tags , , , , , , on May 23, 2011 by SebastianSB

Very hard mode, let’s do this shit.

First door in the game has the red ring of death.  I don’t really take that as a good sign.

Real men activate elevators that have many small keys close together WITH THEIR FISTS.

You mean we lost against that ship that was a thousand times our size? I’m shocked! Continue reading

Ranting While Playing: Homefront

Posted in Mid-Game Ranting with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2011 by SebastianSB

“Press A to Skip” is plastered across the center of the screen during the intro cinematic.  If you’re so self-aware of how boring the video is why didn’t you make a better one?  It’s pretty much scattered, mindless drivel.  Something bad is happening! Now it’s this year! Something else went wrong! It’s even later! Stylized text and shit hitting the fan! We’reinthefuturemotherfucker! Continue reading

Ranting While Playing: Medal of Honor

Posted in Mid-Game Ranting with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by SebastianSB

Online Pass?  That’s the fastest I’ve ever stopped caring about an achievement list.  It’s a pity, too…a war shooter without collectibles for once!

The game starts with a few seconds of a helicopter crash followed by a “Six Months Earlier” flashback.  A crash with no context isn’t interesting! This is not how you tell a story! Continue reading