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Old 2007-02-04, 16:54
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I think that's just annoying.
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Old 2007-02-04, 17:38
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Does World of Warcraft has a single player mode?
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Old 2007-02-04, 17:58
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Does World of Warcraft has a single player mode?


if you wonder if you can wander around in the online world without having to interact with other human players, then yes.
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Old 2007-02-04, 18:28
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I see.
From my experience with multiplayer, other human beings usually slay me. But maybe it's time to change that
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Old 2007-02-04, 19:30
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I bought Runaway for €6 and I played the (really short) first chapter so far. It's pretty cheesy and all, but nice I guess.
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Old 2007-02-04, 22:07
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Runaway is a cool game. I gotta play the second one.
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Old 2007-02-05, 01:14
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Yeah, I saw Runaway 2 came out so that made me decide to get 1 and play it.
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Old 2007-02-05, 07:09
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Hmm, might be a good idea for me to give it a shot as well since it's been collecting dust for God knows how long.
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Old 2007-02-05, 16:49
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Yeah, I saw Runaway 2 came out so that made me decide to get 1 and play it.
does runaway1 runs works with wine? if so im gonna give it a try
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Old 2007-02-05, 18:10
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thanks chaos
*not gonna give it a try*
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Old 2007-02-05, 19:02
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POP WW
It just doesn't do it. It doesn't play as well as POP SOT. I can only play it for a short while. Maybe it's also the lack of progress... or simply that the environment sucks. I'm a sucker for nice environments, and POP WW just doesn't have one.
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Old 2007-02-06, 15:59
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Finished the third case on Phoenix Wright this afternoon. Phew, some moments got really tense.
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Old 2007-02-06, 19:27
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Phoenix Wright is fab - I loved that game and the bonuses are even better than the end of LBA!

POP is always a downer for me! I always expect so much and they deliver so little
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Old 2007-02-06, 20:51
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Sands of Time did nothing for you?

I wasnt into PoP untill that game at all.
As we have all well established, its sequal, sucked.
But PoP: TT was also pretty lovely imo. (weaker story then SoT, but far better then WW, and better gameplay then both)

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Old 2007-02-07, 18:21
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I finally buy POP Trilogy PS2 and already play a bit of SoT. The few I play I can say the game deserve the 29,99€ I gave . I didn't expect the game to be so good, really. I'm only at 5% of the game so its really few, but I enjoy a lot. The others two games didn't try yet so, I can't say nothing about them.

The only thing I think its missing in the game is the subtitles. Its always better to understand the English.
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Old 2007-02-07, 20:24
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Fireball2k: then you should really play WW, then you'll apreciate SoT
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Old 2007-02-07, 20:57
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I played SoT a few years ago and I don't recall being particularly impressed, the game felt too much like a room that you need to jump around in, a room that you fight creatures without much effort, and so you repeat. I think I got to around 30% before I got bored.
Maybe I'll give it a shot again some time.
Same here
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Old 2007-02-07, 21:01
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If you boil every game down your going to either be solving puzzles, or hitting enemys.

The best you get is one where the puzzles are original (like puzzles about movement itself), and where the story is kick-arse.

Pop: Sands of Time is both of these.
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Old 2007-02-07, 23:47
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Playing 'Splinter Cell: Double Agent'. It's a very nice game, but something is missing.
Freedom!

Someone should create a game that is purely about freedom. "The Freedom Game Project"...
The whole gameset would begin with you (the player) being a completely average person. There will be no objectives. No stats. No quests.

If you choose to, you can just spend your character's day playing poker with his friends.

If you choose to, you can kill your poker friends by pouring cyanide in their beer, steal their wallets, and fly off to antarctica, to hunt penguins and do whatever.

I would like to play that game.
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Old 2007-02-08, 00:02
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meh.
I think it would get boring.

Freedom in a game is great, but its only fun if you have some objective.
MMORPG's try to give you freedom, and many soft ones let you do lots of minigames and stuff. But they dont give lasting fun.

I think the key is too have an objective, but no "preplaned" way to solve it.
The game world and physics lets you have many possibilitys, but non laid out for you. You find your own solution.
That is, varying ways to solve the same objective.

The objective dosnt have to be saving the world, mind.
Could just be survival or profit. (theres some small MMO game set on a boat about that. Anyone can be a player, and anyone could be out to kill you...but they cant let themselfs be known openly).


I game that I thought was begging to be made like this is a Zombie stratergy game.
Rather then the Resident Evil/Alone in the Dark "puzzles and shotgun" approach, Id like a game were theres a fully simulated town.
Every detail is like, real.
And theres a zombie outbreak.

What do you do? Run? Hide? Fight? Save your friends? Or look after number 1?
You dont know how long you have to servive for...do you raid a supermarket then hide? Or try to lead the zombies into a area where you can lock them off and kill them before they infect others?
Do you save your friend...and thus gain use of his car and house.
Or do you run to the weapon shop....before the owner is "turned".

The game could be a bit like Groundhog Day, or Daybreak.
You learn about the order of events that happen and you have the freedom to "much about" with the timeline each time you play.

The only game that even vagualy let you play with a timeline in this day was Majoras Mask. But even that only did it lightly.

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It's like looking at the parking garage level in Max Payne that is several floors of parking lots, but the level designers knew when to end the level and come up with something new; and looking at the general level design of Halo that felt like one room for each level copied and pasted.
Yes, but Pop isnt like that at all.
Save for a few endless respawn points.

Everything seemed so fresh and atmospheric at every stage.
Dispite being set in one building, it was very diverse.
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Old 2007-02-08, 00:18
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First of all, technically only Purple Sheep is allowed to say Meh.

You had some great ideas here, but what I'm talking about is complete freedom with no preset objectives. You can have a huge crazy world and many many different cities, cultures, even other planets maybe. The Internet and specialized software would make such awesome quantities possible.

You can do whatever. You can stay home, and decide your objective in the game to, say... getting promoted in your work.
Or you can decide your objective is to be king of Atlantis. You can do whatever.
You can also stalk random people (AI or not AI if you're playing online) and see how they go on about in their life.

Just a few ideas... I'm 100% sure it would NOT be boring.
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Old 2007-02-08, 12:48
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Fishos - you mean something like Second Life?
http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3219285,00.html
http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3324993,00.html

(my apologies to non hebrew speakers)
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Old 2007-02-08, 13:07
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Yeah, this looks great. But the graphics suck too much
There's also there.
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Old 2007-02-08, 13:33
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