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How to build a used game: While it is possible to tell a more freeform tale, why isn’t it done?
Stories are a kind of history. They recount everything we know or believe about what has been, and are also imaginary trips into what might have been, allowing us portholes of view into potential and possibilities we might not otherwise consider. Books, on the one hand, tell a story by using our mind to imagine a landscape on a mental screen, and descriptive words draw us into a world carefully crafted for us. And, although it falls into what can only be described as a ‘3rd person experience’ (because we are well aware we are not that person) we are allowed to imagine things in our own way, and that makes every story personal to each individual. Books allow freedom in the telling, even if it is a “on rails tale” the reader maintains the freedom to imagine everything, and that freedom makes for pleasurable escape.
I have been playing Far Cry 3 for some time now. A friend (unstuffed) preordered the game for me as a gift, and I managed to get the one with the, *ahem* ‘exploding monkeys’. I must say, your treatment of primates here is nearly deplorable, as we would never be so foolish as to let ourselves be roped into such a situation, as we refuse to even carry a gun.
Nonetheless, the game has its moments of fun, especially when helping all the dumb hoomans bots to explode or get are hurted by bullets and cry a lot. I am especially fond of all the swearing, as I never get to do any of that myself. And hey, those people are bots/fake anyway, so who really cares? I do notice they have this odd habit of returning to get me if I turn the game off, and then back on. Not like real hoomans, who either keep chasing and imprison me, or just give up. I have tried to use a pretend gun to do stuff like in the game, and it doesn’t work the same at all. But a nice officer did threaten me severely if I didn’t stop waving my fisted index finger around like a gun.
The “sandbox” map editor is junk! I already know where all the crocodiles are!!! What fun is that? The co-op requires too many people to play…do you know how difficult it is to get 3 other chimps to cooperate on Xbox LIVE? I’m not so sure someone thought this through. And, the main campaign is a drag. Seriously…it’s not primate oriented at all, and mostly what I feel is pushed from one linear situation to the next. I feel more like a rat in a maze looking for stale (very stale!!!!) cheese. Why would you put so much effort into designing a game for rats? Is the market segment that large?
Well, anyway. I’m off to the local gameslop to shop for a new game. I did all the stuff on the first main map, and got bored with the stupid campaign, so I am selling it to buy something fun. Gameslop says I can get $3 towards a new game!!!.
I’m An Old-Ass Gamer, Whipper-Snapper! Now Listen Up!
Awhile back (maybe 12 years ago) someone gave me some real grief on playing games, even going so far as to inform me that “I obviously hadn’t played many, and didn’t have much exposure to games.” It was all assumption on his part, being one of those folks who have their (excessive, tenuously founded) pride, and really don’t like facts. His assumption neglected the knowledge of 3D and 2D art design I have, various packages I learned, how every aspect of a game functions, (and why), and all the effort it takes to create those assets. Suffice to say, I laughed at him; I’ve been playing video games since before they had video! If you’d like to take a trip with me through the digital snow, uphill both ways, head on past the break!
Well, now that most of the northern (main) map in Far Cry 3 has been cleared of pirate outposts and random chaos pirate violence, I bought some relic maps (at the in game store) to seek relics and WWII letters. There are maps for treasure too, but I find most of that can be discovered along with the relics. You can often see either when you are in the area, (without them) but then they are then lost to you when you leave the area, no longer showing on the in game map at any distance.
Add: Just because you see a relic on the map, (purchased or otherwise) does not mean it will be easy to locate, or even obtain. It is basically like a treasure map of old, saying “basically here”, and you might look and look and never see it or find it, as it requires some…”guessing.” Wanna know why? Follow me after the break and we’ll talk about all the weird little tropes that Far Cry 3 likes to use and sometimes abuse in the name of extended gameplay.
Watch Dogs may be the best new game to cross my eyes so far, and it’s just day one! Sure Beyond looks great and is rather intriguing-but this just takes the cake.
Forget Grand Theft Auto, Ubisoft gives us a new take on the “open world/sandbox” genre. We are given a world where literally everything is connected. Anything can be manipulated from your fingers and phone, in game. Visually its striking on so many levels that its hard to believe that this is a current gen game (and maybe it isn’t?) Gameplay-wise it takes cues from their own titles, like Assassins Creed and Splinter Cell. It all plays out so well that it could be played off as a Chris Nolan thriller.
For now, we don’t know much about it, besides what we saw at the conference and on their teaser site. This has my vote for best in show so far.
Want to see what its really all about, click past the jump for gameplay footage.
I loved Splinter Cell Conviction, so it’s no surprise that the new Splinter Cell Blacklist trailer was one of my favorites of the presentation. You can clearly see the influence of Ubisoft’s other flagship title, Assassin’s Creed, on the gameplay of Blacklist. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, go do it!
E3 Expo is next week – with live coverage here at All That Gaming Stuff!
It’s the electronic event you’ve all been waiting for – the E3 Expo! To quote their website, the E3 Expo is ”the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet.” E3 is being held next week at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 5th, 6th, and 7th.
Not only will we be updating you daily with news from E3, we will also be live blogging from the press conferences held on Monday, June 4th and Tuesday, June 5th, 2012.
Motoheroz, Now Free From Ubisoft on the Apple iTunes App Store
It’s always nice when a company decides to give away free copies of their downloadable games. Ubisoft announced this morning that Motoheroz for iPhone and iPad will be FREE for a limited time. We don’t know how long this will last, so get your copy now!
Detailed description from Ubisoft after the break!