PlanetCrap 6.0!
Front Page (ATOM) • Submission Bin (2) • ArchivesUsersLoginCreate Account
You are currently not logged in.
T O P I C
What is the next game you are dying to play?
August 8th 2003, 00:36 CEST by jjohnsen

Of coure we all know about Half-Life 2, but what other games are you ready to play?  What is coming out this year that PC Gamer says will kick ass for sure?
C O M M E N T S
Home » Topic: What is the next game you are dying to play?

|«« - Previous Page - Next Page - »»|
#1 by Matthew Gallant
2003-08-08 00:37:44
http://www.truemeaningoflife.com
I don't want to die, so I'm trying not to get too excited.

"All I've ever wanted to be is a monkey of moderate intelligence that wears a suit. That's why I'm transferring to business school!"
#2 by Bailey
2003-08-08 00:47:33
Fortunately, my innocence and naivetť went terminal before I did.

That being said, the last game I can ever remember being that excited about was the Sierra title Quest for Glory II. I visited the computer store once a day the month before release to ask if it was out yet. They hated my ass by the end of it, I'm sure.

Scotch makes you good at a lot of things, like yelling at your wife, but itís terrible for hand-eye coordination.
#3 by Fragaday
2003-08-08 00:48:10
Well one game I'm not going to play whether I want to die or not, is Full Throttle 2, as its, well, cancelled.

Eyyyyy, PatchUP coming soon - its GoingUP for games, baby!
#4 by Bailey
2003-08-08 00:50:34
Just as well, really.

Scotch makes you good at a lot of things, like yelling at your wife, but itís terrible for hand-eye coordination.
#5 by Charles
2003-08-08 00:58:15
www.bluh.org
Deus Ex 2!

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
#6 by bago
2003-08-08 01:00:58
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Halo 2!

#7 by Charles
2003-08-08 01:00:59
www.bluh.org
Also, I'm trying to run this XIII demo, but the fucking thing wants my vidcard to do 240hz, which my monitor can't handle.  Also, once it switches to that, I'm unable to get back in to windows, and am forced to hit the power button to reboot my machine.

Annoying.

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
#8 by Petri Jarvilehto
2003-08-08 01:01:57
petri@remedy.fi http://www.remedy.fi
Max 2! O:-)
#9 by Charles
2003-08-08 01:13:17
www.bluh.org
Max Payne 2 is coming out this year?

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
#10 by keefer
2003-08-08 01:14:25
keith.johnson@sternpinball.com
A game that I'd really been looking forward to is Port Royale (I'm a sucker for almost anything related to pirates, though I doubt I'll be picking up PotC the game (great movie though)).  Now that it's out, I've been way too busy at work to have much of a chance to play it.  I see they've already announced a sequel, though, so I suppose I should start getting excited about that too!

I would say I'm probably most excited about another GTA.  FPSs don't do it for me nowdays like they used to.

At one time I was highly looking forward to DNF, but now I'm just convinced it was the best April Fool's joke ever.
#11 by CheesyPoof
2003-08-08 01:19:22
Deux Ex 2!

Thief 3, KOTOR (PC version), and the next GTA game.
#12 by CheesyPoof
2003-08-08 01:19:57
Crap.  I'll hand in my fanboi card now.

*slinks away*
#13 by Bailey
2003-08-08 01:26:20
I hear Max Payne 2 will have screaming babies in Dolby Surround Sound.

Scotch makes you good at a lot of things, like yelling at your wife, but itís terrible for hand-eye coordination.
#14 by Petri Jarvilehto
2003-08-08 01:29:09
petri@remedy.fi http://www.remedy.fi
http://www.maxpayne2.com/
#15 by Charles
2003-08-08 01:29:41
www.bluh.org
Oh no, I'm not falling for that one again.

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
#16 by Charles
2003-08-08 01:30:06
www.bluh.org
I remember reading a PC Gamer that said something similar about the original.

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
#17 by Charles
2003-08-08 01:30:17
www.bluh.org
Some two years before it came out.

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
#18 by BobJustBob
2003-08-08 01:31:33
Is Giftpia coming out this year?

Voices tell me I'm the shit.
<Whisp> BJB is a troll. <Whisp> Troll I say!
#19 by Petri Jarvilehto
2003-08-08 01:37:35
petri@remedy.fi http://www.remedy.fi
Charles, the game's coming out this fall.
#20 by Charles
2003-08-08 01:53:22
www.bluh.org
Would you bet a testicle on it?

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
#21 by lwf
2003-08-08 02:00:24
I convinced Pete to bet his life on a people's court judgement. Unfortunely the judgement was in favour of the defendant.

I wish that you would move to the sun.
#22 by Sgt Hulka
2003-08-08 02:00:48
The only game I'm excited for os Winners Circle II

Doomed! the Movie - Videogames Turn Deadly...
#23 by Chunkstyle
2003-08-08 02:09:13
Doom 3.  My old skool gaming heart believes in id.

There's joy in repetition.
#24 by Bailey
2003-08-08 02:11:40
I'm betting both of Petri's testicles on it, by proxy.

Scotch makes you good at a lot of things, like yelling at your wife, but itís terrible for hand-eye coordination.
#25 by CultureShock
2003-08-08 02:12:26
the game's coming out this fall.


Translation for those in the civilised world: Autumn.

#26 by LPMiller
2003-08-08 02:18:29
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
Half Life 2.  Right now, Gothic 2 has all my love.

I believe I can fly......urk.
#27 by Bailey
2003-08-08 02:25:35
Loving your loving Gothic II.

Scotch makes you good at a lot of things, like yelling at your wife, but itís terrible for hand-eye coordination.
#28 by m0nty
2003-08-08 03:02:04
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Space Quest 0.
#29 by G-Man
2003-08-08 03:18:47
I voted no on this topic because I don't like to reward people who post short topics, although I liked the concept behind it.

So ahem...

I'm not really looking forward to Half-Life 2 all that much. I haven't really read much of the press covering it and since I don't have a Steam account I haven't seen any of the movies (just a few stills). To me the story is pretty played out, and I can't see there being too much innovation left in the vanilla FPS genre. Sure drivable vehicles and neat scripted sequences are still fun and will probably wow me, but I guess I want deeper simulations or smarter enemy AI or something.

Anyway, of any game that is coming out I would have to say that I have been looking forward to Deus Ex 2 the most, although that doesn't account to much. In the past the games I was most excited for were HOMM IV and MOO3, so basically my anticipation equals a death knell for a series. But I've been avoiding any press on Deus Ex 2 to keep the experience fresh and I have been replaying the first game and the new single-player mods that have been released recently (Zodiac and Cassandra). Somehow the game seems a little crappier than I remember it. The AI seems a lot worse and the hacking/lockpicking/multitool stuff seems kind of lame in its implementation.
#30 by G-Man
2003-08-08 03:20:47
Excuse the poor grammar and incorrect word choices. I am exhausted and full of Indian food.
#31 by Your Friend
2003-08-08 03:21:41

Translation for those in the civilised world: Autumn.


Further translation for those who believe what game developers tell them about release dates: Autumn, 2005

"Take Two needs to STFU imo." - G30rg3 Br0uzz4rd
#32 by Warren Marshall
2003-08-08 03:29:21
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Half-Life 2, Deus Ex 2, Thief 3, XIII ... not sure which ones are coming this year, but I'm looking forward to them all.

#33 by Darkseid-D
2003-08-08 03:30:17
rogerboal@hotmail.com
Gothic 2 is much love indeed !

Looking forward to

Half life 2
Deus Ex 2
Doom 3 (kinda)
Splinter Cell addon
Hitman 3
Thief 3
UT4 / Tribes 3 (cmon youre treading the same territory here)
Daoc : Trials of Atlantis / RvR Patch
Halo PC

Do not go gently into that good night.
Old age should burn and rage at the close of day.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
#34 by lwf
2003-08-08 03:38:01
I still have Hitman 2 installed, I don't think I can uninstall it without tears.

I wish that you would move to the sun.
#35 by yotsuya
2003-08-08 03:39:57
I've been enjoying KOTOR to worry about anything else, but Tron 2.0, Deus Ex 2, and Half-Life 2 are on my list.

And sorry, Petri, but I plan to spend as much on Max 2 as I did on the original: $0.00

"YES!!  You see people, THAT'S why he's the Vice-President of A/V Services here at Respawn Games.  Yotsuya ALWAYS unleashes the fucking fury!" - Warren Marshall
#36 by Qmanol
2003-08-08 03:42:51
Looking forward to: Deus Ex 2, Half-Life 2 (Despite my loathing of the original), KOTOR, and having a computer which can run all of the above.

Dying to play: Fallout 3. But that's not this year, of course.

"Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life."
 -- (Terry Pratchett, Jingo)
#37 by Bailey
2003-08-08 03:43:02
I'm not really looking forward to Half-Life 2 all that much. I haven't really read much of the press covering it and since I don't have a Steam account I haven't seen any of the movies (just a few stills). To me the story is pretty played out, and I can't see there being too much innovation left in the vanilla FPS genre.

Huh.

Scotch makes you good at a lot of things, like yelling at your wife, but itís terrible for hand-eye coordination.
#38 by Greg
2003-08-08 03:58:18
I'm guessing he doesn't realize the gameplay movies are available from your favorite download sites.

Either that or he just hates Valve.

We are OK in a misguided, sadist way.
We are OK in a disabled veteran's way.
We are OK.
#39 by Charles
2003-08-08 03:58:30
www.bluh.org
I'm not really looking forward to Half-Life 2 all that much. I haven't really read much of the press covering it and since I don't have a Steam account I haven't seen any of the movies (just a few stills). To me the story is pretty played out, and I can't see there being too much innovation left in the vanilla FPS genre.


hahahhaha!

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
#40 by keefer
2003-08-08 04:07:49
keith.johnson@sternpinball.com
I can't see there being too much innovation left in the vanilla FPS genre.


I thought the same thing after Space Harrier!  Boy was *I* wrong!
#41 by Bailey
2003-08-08 04:14:30
Uh... Space Harrier was third-person.

So, how do you like the game so far? Was it worth the $59.95?
#42 by Matthew Gallant
2003-08-08 04:30:04
http://www.truemeaningoflife.com
Oh, I played the Viewtiful Joe demo and it was pretty damn good. Foodbunny's cousins were flipping out. The animation is pretty amazing, and even if the art style may be a little heavyhanded with the grotesque, it still works better than the current state of photorealism when Joe goes slo-mo.

"All I've ever wanted to be is a monkey of moderate intelligence that wears a suit. That's why I'm transferring to business school!"
#43 by Bailey
2003-08-08 04:36:57
So link a video already.

So, how do you like the game so far? Was it worth the $59.95?
#44 by m0nty
2003-08-08 04:43:46
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
When I am evaluating a game, my first thought is always, "What would Foodbunny's cousins think?"
#45 by G-Man
2003-08-08 04:55:14
Greg in #38 said:
I'm guessing he doesn't realize the gameplay movies are available from your favorite download sites.
No. I know they are out there, I just said that to give you an idea of how ambivalent I am regarding its release. And I mentioned Steam because as far as I understand, that service pushes content, and having the movies just appear on my hard drive are about the only way you would get me to watch them.

Actually to be honest I did see one video of HL2 now that I think about it. It was part of the presentation at the New York Video Festival. I really enjoy the programs that the Lincoln Center Film Society puts on. For example, tomorrow I am going to the opening night of the Tribute to Bob Hope, so all you Hope haters can suck it.

Anyway, I don't see what was so huh-worthy or mysterious about my comment regarding vanilla shooters. If the gameplay experienced changed greatly as I assume you are arguing it still can, then it would no longer be classed as a vanilla shooter anymore now would it?

For example, Deus Ex, Thief, and System Shock aren't vanilla shooters by my definition (mostly because of the inventory and skill management layers, but also because the main gameplay mechanic is not always as simple as see enemy -> shoot enemy + occasional jumping/keycard puzzle). But Half-Life by all accounts is as vanilla as it gets. Impressive vanilla, but vanilla nevertheless.
#46 by Warren Marshall
2003-08-08 04:58:33
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
But why does the gameplay have to change so drastically for you to take an interest in it?  Why can't the game just be "fun" and have that be enough?  Every new game that gets announced, there's always a pack of gamers who fluff it off claiming that it doesn't innovate.  Why does it have to?  Whatever happened to playing games just because they were fun?

#47 by Matthew Gallant
2003-08-08 05:02:54
http://www.truemeaningoflife.com
It's fun to have fun.

"All I've ever wanted to be is a monkey of moderate intelligence that wears a suit. That's why I'm transferring to business school!"
#48 by G-Man
2003-08-08 05:03:01
Oh and my girlfriend is really bummed about production on the Full Throttle sequel being halted. She was really looking forward to it. I've never played the first one so I'm not sure what to think. But I am looking forward to the Sam n' Max sequel. I liked the first game a lot, and even bought the comic collection. The Fox Kids TV show deserved to be cancelled however.
#49 by Charles
2003-08-08 05:04:23
www.bluh.org
Evolution is far more reliable than innovation.  And Half Life 2's evolution could end up being big enough to be called a revolution.  

Anyway, until G-Man actually watches a bunch of the videos, I'll just continue to laugh at him.

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
#50 by G-Man
2003-08-08 05:06:21
Warren Marshall in #46 said:
But why does the gameplay have to change so drastically for you to take an interest in it?  Why can't the game just be "fun" and have that be enough?  Every new game that gets announced, there's always a pack of gamers who fluff it off claiming that it doesn't innovate.  Why does it have to?  Whatever happened to playing games just because they were fun?
Hey man. I wasn't putting shooters on trial. Just saying I'm not into vanilla shooters as much anymore. Like Elite Force II. Or Unreal II. Or Red Faction II. Seeing a trend here?

I mean its the same thing with multiplayer. Would you (COULD YOU?) go back to playing vanilla deathmatch these days? I mean... fuck... Quake was cool and all, but isn't team based gameplay with complex objectives and driveable vehicles just a billion times better?
C O M M E N T S
Home » Topic: What is the next game you are dying to play?

|«« - Previous Page - Next Page - »»|
P O S T   A   C O M M E N T

You need to be logged in to post a comment here. If you don't have an account yet, you can create one here. Registration is free.
C R A P T A G S
Simple formatting: [b]bold[/b], [i]italic[/i], [u]underline[/u]
Web Links: [url=www.mans.de]Cool Site[/url], [url]www.mans.de[/url]
Email Links: [email=some@email.com]Email me[/email], [email]some@email.com[/email]
Simple formatting: Quoted text: [quote]Yadda yadda[/quote]
Front Page (ATOM) • Submission Bin (2) • ArchivesUsersLoginCreate Account
You are currently not logged in.
There are currently 0 people browsing this site. [Details]