...I'm tired and I want to go to bed...I had a little drink about an hour ago, and it went straight to my head...
User: Genj Title: Posted: July 21, 2006 (01:53 PM)
I only weigh about 135 lbs and one little drink does nothing to me. It's the Irish running through my veins.
User: lasthero Title: Posted: July 21, 2006 (01:54 PM)
Anyway, what did you think of the review?
User: Genj Title: Posted: July 21, 2006 (02:29 PM)
I thought it was fine until you explained why you gave it a 4. Clearly it's not an amazing game, but to say you were deeply disappointed that this shark isn't faithful to the mindless movie incarnation sounds a little odd (I'm imagining this a 5, 6 or 7 if there was no movie). I think what you have to remember is this is a video game and Jaws was a movie. Spielburg was all for scarying the crap out of you, and his movie was focused far more on the people trying to kill the shark rather than the shark itself. Video game designers can't just have you swim around eating people for an entire game.
And some of those things you mentioned are silly, but are they really that much out of character? If chemical plants and oil tankers are contaiminating the sharks waters, don't you think he'd do something about it? I mean, we alreay know from The Revenge that the shark is smart (it followed them to that tropical paradise!). Sure I doubt the shark would lob oil cans and shit, but I'd rather have variety to the gameplay than just bite stuff for 5 hours.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT!
Edit - It's kinda like what I said in my Dino Crisis 3 review. Sure, dinosaur-human hyrbids in space and jetpack commandos is a really dumb idea, but it successfully adds fun and memorable gameplay features to the experience.
User: lasthero Title: Posted: July 21, 2006 (05:05 PM)
Well, you have a point; like I said, simply eating people would've gotten old. Still, I think there are a lot of better if they focused on ways to keep the killing fresh instead of having him do lame-ass objectives.
I mean, take the movies, for instance. In each one, Jaws gos around killing people. But the way he killed them usually had some spice to it. They could have had you trying to take down a helicopter like he did in 2. They could have had him laying seige to a boat, slowing taking it apart, like they did in the first one. They could've have had him fighting off an angry pod of killer whales, or going up a trio of mutated makos, or any number of cooler things, and while it would've been different from the movies, it still would've fit into the realm of things believable things for the character, and it wouldn't have been lame.
Maybe I'll add that to my review...
User: microvision Title: Posted: July 22, 2006 (12:50 PM)
User: lasthero Title: Posted: July 22, 2006 (02:36 PM)
Oh, hey Colet.
User: microvision Title: Posted: July 22, 2006 (09:38 PM)
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