We need more games like mirrors edge and portal

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  1. s34s0ns

    s34s0ns OT Supporter

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    So, I started playing Mirrors Edge again and it really is fun. It has made me realize how little innovation and differentiating game mechanics are missing from gaming.

    I can't remember the last time that I've been blown away by an fps or mmo, maybe more focus needs to be spent on new experiences in gaming rather than the same thing with updated graphics / a few new features.

    ...and if you haven't tried Mirrors Edge, I highly recommend it, it's entertaining (which I've had a hard time finding in games recently).
     
  2. FunkyMunniez

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    :rofl: they tried...its called the nintendo wii. but 'core gamers' refuse to have anything with it so developers are starting to shy away from it.
     
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    I agree. First person games, for the most part are no better than Castle Wolfenstein 3D was so many years ago. Sure they've added story and given life to NPC's but the games at their core are all the same; go down corridor, shoot stuff with big gun, go down more corridors. I know devs are shooting for "immersion" with first person but it's hard for me to get immersed but most of the time I don't really feel like I'm viewing the world through a characters eyes, I just feel like a floating camera with a hand and gun attached. Don't even get me started on multi-player.

    Mirror's Edge was somewhat fresh and a step in the right direction.
     
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    Yup, it wasn't amazing but I loved that it was different. I need to play that again.
     
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    I'm talking more about games than the console... :hsd:
     
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    s34s0ns OT Supporter

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    I'll agree that the game is good and not great, but the fact that they did something different makes me love it.

    The whole game is basically the same thing, but running and jumping in that game is a whole lot more interesting than playing mw2 any day.
     
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    the last few levels of bioshock 2 were pretty bad ass
     
  8. FunkyMunniez

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    that was the goal though. they provided the interface and unique possibilities but core gamers wont support any efforts on the console and therefore, you dont get more experiences like super mario galaxy, metroid prime corruption, or silent hill shattered memories.

    those games are all amazing, make smart use of motion control that isnt unnatural, and are stepping in the right direction. but the core gamers dont bite on it.
     
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    can't play portal without throwing up :o
     
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    i say no. this is the right amount. too much and the market gets saturated ala ww2 shooters
     
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    I still think Mirror's Edge is underrated. Portal and Mirror's Edge are actually two of my favorite games this gen.
     
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    In for more experimental games. Unfortunately, big publishers aren't really willing to take risks on anything other than sequels, it seems... although there are a few interesting games coming out. Heavy Rain is in this vein somewhat of trying something different.
     
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    bethesda is a publisher who is publishing brink developed by splash damage


    how this concept still escapes you is beyond my comprehension
     
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    Oh so did they finally give up on developing? They should probably clarify that. On their site it's under the "in development" section.
     
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    the game is in development.. by splash damage :hsugh:
     
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    I understand that, I asked if Bethesda gave up developing games as a whole.
     
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    there needs to be more online only games like the bf series. who gives a shit about a crappy story that you jammed together as an after thought. either focus on a great single story campaign or just focus on a multiplayer component. not both.
     
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    this game looks :bowdown:
     
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    I loved Mirror's Edge. Wasn't the best game ever or anything, but I really enjoyed the gameplay.
     
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    Not that impressed, tbh. It's like an extension of Assassin's Creed's climbing system.
     
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    This game is going to be sick... Splash Damage + heavily modified id tech = :bowdown:

    It's gonna be like mirrors edge + team fortress + enemy territory
     
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    Most big game developers are too scared to make innovative games anymore because they think games based on previously successful game mechanics will obviously be a success as long as the publishers marketing backs it up. I love quirky games that are totally different from anything before, like Blast Corps, Jet Set Radio, Katamari, god damn are those games awesome :bowdown:
     
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    :ugh:
     

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