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Why Mass Effect 2 isn't as good as its predecessor

Posted 05-17-2010 at 12:02 PM by December Man ((Survival)Gaming and Rants)
Updated 08-03-2010 at 08:04 AM by December Man

I admit, I have to get it out of my system. As much as I like the game, it's a lot worse than the first one. It's not a bad game by any means, but it could've been much better. Everything, from the plot structure to gameplay elements, is flawed in a major way.

The story. It is not a part of the overarching plot - the Reapers as a threat to the galaxy. Instead we get a new villain, who was not even mentioned in the previous installment. It's established and finished with in this one...
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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Posted 05-05-2010 at 08:43 AM by December Man ((Survival)Gaming and Rants)
Updated 05-06-2010 at 03:54 AM by December Man

Another long overdue blog post.

I have to admit that I was pretty hyped up for this one, since the changes, which I thought were needed after SH4, are plentiful in the game. Unfortunately, as good as some people claim it to be, it did not live up to my(not so high, truth be told) expectations.

Let's start with the story, an element, which I think, is the most important in a Silent Hill game.

It could've been better. The beginning and, especially, the...
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Silent Hill, Fatal Frame, Resident Evil - the comparison

Posted 05-04-2010 at 07:18 AM by December Man ((Survival)Gaming and Rants)
Updated 05-05-2010 at 04:28 AM by December Man

I think I promised this comparison almost a year ago. Better late than never, I guess :p

I divided the comparison into 6 elements. Each series is judged in story, setting, atmosphere, combat, riddles and originality. I'll explain each category first.

Story - the maturity of the themes present in the plot, its direction, twists and turns, and overall quality.

Setting - the location(s) where the games take place, timeline etc.

Atmosphere...
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My Top 3 Games of 2009

Posted 02-15-2010 at 01:50 PM by December Man ((Survival)Gaming and Rants)
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Long overdue, I know.

3. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood.

The best western game I have ever played with great well written characters, good(although cliche) storyline and amazing gameplay. Plus it's Polish, so it makes me proud :p

2. Resident Evil 5.

A lot more intense and satisfying than RE4 and has Jill and Chris. Can't go wrong with that.

1. Dragon Age: Origins.

Incredible game, mindblowingly well written...
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About fear(no, not about the game)

Posted 11-01-2009 at 01:51 PM by December Man ((Survival)Gaming and Rants)
Updated 01-21-2010 at 09:56 AM by December Man (Added a note on the kick :p)
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Let's cut to the chase.

The most used means of scaring in today's horror movies are jumpscares and gore.

Jumpscares is what I don't call fear. It is not fear at all. It's like a surprise kick in the balls. It's surprising, it's painful, but it isn't scary. Awaiting a seemingly inevitable kick in the balls which never comes is fear - fear through tension and suspense. The anticipation of a powerful kick in the nuts can wreck havoc in one's psyche significantly more than...
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