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Well, it may be that I detested the second half of Crysis so much that Warhead seemed like a relief...but I agree, it had its faults as well.

I thought that part was a nice change. It was very linear, but it had some unusual things that I hadn't seen in FPSs for a while (zero gravity, flying the VTOL, etc.). Warhead had nothing out of the ordinary like that, the story was much worse, and both the graphics and performance were inferior.

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As for their games, I recently broke my own promise and bought HL2 and the Episode pack because they were only ten bucks. HL2 was a huge dissapointment. It's not even a story, it's an introduction to a story. You play through the whole game without knowing what's actually going on. That's IDIOTIC. How can I get into a game if I don't know the story??? I mean, a person who played HL1 ASSUMES that it's the guys from the other dimension, but then what, you've got previous evil aliens on your side. And all you fight is a bunch of face less marines? Am I fighting aliens? Because all I see to be killing is bunch of humans with no faces. And why does every headcrab zombie look like a scientist? What? They couldn't change the clothes to make it match the civy population?? Everyone's in fatigues anyway. All you do the whole game is kill Marines and Zombies.

Yes, that was a mediocre game. I didn't bother with the episodes after playing it. Maybe I should try them some time if they are substantially better.

As far as Steam goes, it has plenty of its own issues, and the games often have the same DRM as the retail version in addition to Steam's DRM.

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rRy modding the game and making the cloak coast redicolous ammount  of energy. It's fun to sneak areound hte old fashioned way!

I actually didn't use the cloak much and just played it as a sniper, similar to Far Cry.

 

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The graphics seemed a bit better in Warhead on my rig.

The second part of Crysis had two decent moments (liked the null-G ship level and most of the VTOL section), but gar, everything else was awful.

 

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I played both games with the same custom high/very high configuration and Warhead had a noticeably lower draw distance for the vegetation. The framerates were a bit higher, but it used an annoying content streaming system that caused the game to stutter whenever you entered a new area, so the overall performance felt worse. This was especially frequent on the train level.

 

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I did indeed notice that stuttering.

 
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Yes, that was a mediocre game. I didn't bother with the episodes after playing it. Maybe I should try them some time if they are substantially better.

Well yeah I enjoyed them. The end of the second episode was actually pretty sweet too, until I realised a certain trick that made it significantly easier.
Though there are a couple of dumb points, like one part where they make it scarier by arbitrarily limiting the character. Kinda dumb. But other than that, pretty decent. I might actually by episode 3 at full price.

 

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Yes, that was a mediocre game. I didn't bother with the episodes after playing it. Maybe I should try them some time if they are substantially better.

Well yeah I enjoyed them. The end of the second episode was actually pretty sweet too, until I realised a certain trick that made it significantly easier.
Though there are a couple of dumb points, like one part where they make it scarier by arbitrarily limiting the character. Kinda dumb. But other than that, pretty decent. I might actually by episode 3 at full price.
I though the episodes, especially 2, were much better. What's your trick?
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Well yeah I enjoyed them. The end of the second episode was actually pretty sweet too, until I realised a certain trick that made it significantly easier.
Though there are a couple of dumb points, like one part where they make it scarier by arbitrarily limiting the character. Kinda dumb. But other than that, pretty decent. I might actually by episode 3 at full price.
I though the episodes, especially 2, were much better. What's your trick?

My trick?
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Well the hardest part of the Episode 2 climax isn't the large walkers it's the HK walkers. They're the only real threat to Freeman. But after playing the first few waves a few times and continually running out of ammo to kill the HKs I got desperate and just thought screw it, ram the bastards. And that's when I discovered all you gotta do is run over the HKs jump out and then bag the big walkers. And when you're in the car you're compartively shielded. Once you start ramming the guys its not too tough to beat 'em. Because of course, just running them over is a hell of a lot easier than jumping out and trying to bag them with the rocket launcher or the energy pulse or whatever. Even so, a few of the big walkers were pretty harry. Alarms going off all over. And damned if I know how anyone would get the "keep all buildings safe" achievement. But I don't care about achievements anyway. But yeah, sweet climax when. When I walked into the barracks afterwards and everyone was like "good going freeman, you the man" I thought "****ing rights I am. Yeah!". Big grin on my face. Very enjoyable


 

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As for their games, I recently broke my own promise and bought HL2 and the Episode pack because they were only ten bucks. HL2 was a huge dissapointment. It's not even a story, it's an introduction to a story. You play through the whole game without knowing what's actually going on. [...]

Yes, that was a mediocre game. I didn't bother with the episodes after playing it. Maybe I should try them some time if they are substantially better.

I personally didn't like how the original Half-Life had no main characters (save G-man). It made it seem like there was no story at all beyond the basic plot. I never played the expansions though, so they might have actually done something with the story there....

I found Half-Life 2 to be annoying as all Hell for the most part.  Especially on the chase-scenes... er... vehicular chase-scenes... er... the vehicular chase scenes where you're in a boat of some sort er... ... .... Okay, all of the levels save the graveyard (which was immediately followed by a steaming crock).  It took at least an hour to get from Point A to Point B, and that's if you didn't get stuck (kind of rare, but it does happen).

Episode 1 was much better, but the game lasted all of 20 minutes (no joke).

Episode 2 was pretty sweet, it seems to have struck a nice balance between plot progression and gameplay. Though it could do without the annoying physics puzzles.

All in all, if i were you, I would wait until they finish the series (hah) or until Episode 3 is released, as there is a monster cliff-hanger.

 

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If you own Crysis, why not find a crack for it?
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If you own Crysis, why not find a crack for it?

Because I shouldn't have to.
I also shouldn't have to spend an hour or more trying to get my frakking DVD drive working again.

 

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I personally didn't like how the original Half-Life had no main characters (save G-man). It made it seem like there was no story at all beyond the basic plot. I never played the expansions though, so they might have actually done something with the story there....

I found Half-Life 2 to be annoying as all Hell for the most part.  Especially on the chase-scenes... er... vehicular chase-scenes... er... the vehicular chase scenes where you're in a boat of some sort er... ... .... Okay, all of the levels save the graveyard (which was immediately followed by a steaming crock).  It took at least an hour to get from Point A to Point B, and that's if you didn't get stuck (kind of rare, but it does happen).

I liked HL1 for its time, but HL2 was a pretty generic FPS with few redeeming qualities. The story was all told through a handful of cutscenes with little plot detail beyond that, and the fact your guy never talks even when asked questions was stupid.

The main issue I had was the game itself though. It had hardly any connection to the story and was a linear assault course consisting of hundreds of destroyed houses and sewers, which all looked identical and were all sparsely decorated. This kind of level design would have been acceptable in 1998 but FPSs had moved on from that by 2004. There was also little variation in the weapons or enemies for most of the game. The last few levels were a lot better, especially the final one, but you had to go through a lot of tedium to get that far.

If the episodes are actually fun to play and don't feel like a chore, I'll get them at some point, maybe after they release the third one.

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If you own Crysis, why not find a crack for it?

I would recommend getting one anyway, but his problem is with the installer, not the game itself. There is little you can do about that issue except to try another DVD drive.

 

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Oh, I see. I thought it was the game exe that was giving problems.
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The graphics seemed a bit better in Warhead on my rig.

The second part of Crysis had two decent moments (liked the null-G ship level and most of the VTOL section), but gar, everything else was awful.

Awful? The leves were amazing. I especially loved that "assault on the harbror and sink the cruiser" level and the "tank assault" after that.

I must have passed those levels several times, completing them in different ways each time. :yes:
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The story was all told through a handful of cutscenes with little plot detail beyond that, and the fact your guy never talks even when asked questions was stupid.

Nobody dies as a virgin - the life ****s us all!

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Gordon Freeman~ :drevil:

But yeah, that's the silent protagonist for you. VERY prevalent in the first-gen Pokemon games, where the player character, Red, never says anything. The third-gen Pokemon games have the protagonists talking using ellipses.
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My trick?
Spoiler:
Well the hardest part of the Episode 2 climax isn't the large walkers it's the HK walkers. They're the only real threat to Freeman. But after playing the first few waves a few times and continually running out of ammo to kill the HKs I got desperate and just thought screw it, ram the bastards. And that's when I discovered all you gotta do is run over the HKs jump out and then bag the big walkers. And when you're in the car you're compartively shielded. Once you start ramming the guys its not too tough to beat 'em. Because of course, just running them over is a hell of a lot easier than jumping out and trying to bag them with the rocket launcher or the energy pulse or whatever. Even so, a few of the big walkers were pretty harry. Alarms going off all over. And damned if I know how anyone would get the "keep all buildings safe" achievement. But I don't care about achievements anyway. But yeah, sweet climax when. When I walked into the barracks afterwards and everyone was like "good going freeman, you the man" I thought "****ing rights I am. Yeah!". Big grin on my face. Very enjoyable
I thought it actually told you to do that somewhere?

Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

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The graphics seemed a bit better in Warhead on my rig.

The second part of Crysis had two decent moments (liked the null-G ship level and most of the VTOL section), but gar, everything else was awful.

Awful? The leves were amazing. I especially loved that "assault on the harbror and sink the cruiser" level and the "tank assault" after that.

I must have passed those levels several times, completing them in different ways each time. :yes:

Um, those were in the first half of the game, not the second.

How many times did you pass the 'Escort Nomad' mission?

Yeah, thought so.

 
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I thought it actually told you to do that somewhere?

Did it? I dunno. The only thing they told me is that
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the secondary fire on the assault rifle is great for taking out HKs. They didn't say anything about just running them over. Unless I wasn't paying attention. It was cool though, because rather than just start off running them over I had to get desperate first which made it all the more fun and believable sorta thing. Helps that your car is indestructable.

 

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I'm still not sure I like the 'umbilical cord' idea of DRM, where you either must have everything installed and never uninstall, or trust Valve to never go out of business.

Even if Valve were to go under, Steam has been such a success that someone would buy up the rights and things would continue merrily along.

Really, it's gotten to the point now that if I can buy a game through Steam, I usually do.  It's drastically better than every other form of DRM out there.
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So if I buy Crysis from Steam, no Securom?
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.