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Your loss really.

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Not at all. "One of the best games ever"? Are you serious? It just looks like a run-of-the-mill 3rd person action game. People said the same thing about God of War and that was just a dumbed down version of Devil May Cry, yet it was critically acclaimed. Yeah it was fun, but you can't really compare it to the likes of Doom, A Link to the Past/Ocarina and Super Mario Bros., all of which set a new standard or completely redefined their respective genre - even the video game industry itself.

No-one will care about this game in a year, and many will look back on it and go "yeah, it was good fun, but it's just another game in a stagnant genre".

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Not at all. "One of the best games ever"? Are you serious? It just looks like a run-of-the-mill 3rd person action game. People said the same thing about God of War and that was just a dumbed down version of Devil May Cry, yet it was critically acclaimed. Yeah it was fun, but you can't really compare it to the likes of Doom, A Link to the Past/Ocarina and Super Mario Bros., all of which set a new standard or completely redefined their respective genre - even the video game industry itself.

No-one will care about this game in a year, and many will look back on it and go "yeah, it was good fun, but it's just another game in a stagnant genre".

Nothing compares to Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters!

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Not at all. "One of the best games ever"? Are you serious? It just looks like a run-of-the-mill 3rd person action game. People said the same thing about God of War and that was just a dumbed down version of Devil May Cry, yet it was critically acclaimed. Yeah it was fun, but you can't really compare it to the likes of Doom, A Link to the Past/Ocarina and Super Mario Bros., all of which set a new standard or completely redefined their respective genre - even the video game industry itself.

No-one will care about this game in a year, and many will look back on it and go "yeah, it was good fun, but it's just another game in a stagnant genre".

Looks like?!?! So you haven't played this game then?

Tell me, what exactly are you basing these strong views upon?

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Looks like?!?! So you haven't played this game then?

Tell me, what exactly are you basing these strong views upon?

o_O

It was more a criticism of the hype than the actual game, but I think that from what I have seen, it gives me a fair enough judgement about what the game is like. I watched the Gametrailers review and have seen countless trailers and articles published on Joystiq and Kotaku, and I realised it didn't make me want to rush out and buy it. To be honest I didn't see anything special about it. There was the demo available on Steam as well but the trailers put me off downloading.

I guess it is understandable for you to get so defensive about a game you said was one of the best ever...

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It was more a criticism of the hype than the actual game, but I think that from what I have seen, it gives me a fair enough judgement about what the game is like. I watched the Gametrailers review and have seen countless trailers and articles published on Joystiq and Kotaku, and I realised it didn't make me want to rush out and buy it. To be honest I didn't see anything special about it. There was the demo available on Steam as well but the trailers put me off downloading.

I guess it is understandable for you to get so defensive about a game you said was one of the best ever...

Fair enough, each to their own I suppose.

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Oh spot on young man. I used to love that game, those spikes that came out of the wall and flung you around like a rag doll were a proper bastard. An AMIGA classic.

I used to like standing on the spot and rotating the joystick like a bastard unleashing a tide of death on the robot scum. Or stand at the top of an escalator picking them off as they come up :p

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Not at all. "One of the best games ever"? Are you serious? It just looks like a run-of-the-mill 3rd person action game. People said the same thing about God of War and that was just a dumbed down version of Devil May Cry, yet it was critically acclaimed. Yeah it was fun, but you can't really compare it to the likes of Doom, A Link to the Past/Ocarina and Super Mario Bros., all of which set a new standard or completely redefined their respective genre - even the video game industry itself.

No-one will care about this game in a year, and many will look back on it and go "yeah, it was good fun, but it's just another game in a stagnant genre".

Outrageous! Or maybe not, I haven't played Devil May Cry... but is Devil May Cry a lot like running around in a Ray Harryhausen movie?

Anyway, God of War = awesome. Carry on...

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Just to be pedantic as well as offtopic, it was an Atari arcade game before it was an Amiga game as well. :p

But that brings us back to batman, kind of, as I had the Batman A500 pack :up:

I'm not entirely sure pedantry was required as i don't recall anyone saying that it was only an Amiga game...

Regardless, it was great. :up:

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