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Blogs Most Broken Game: Off the Rails

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 8 Sep 2010.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    One of the great tests for any sandbox game is to see what happens when you throw your toys out of the pram and go on a good old fashioned killing spree. Whether it’s starting a police chase in the GTA series, trying to take on the whole Third Reich at once in The Saboteur or picking fights with the population of Oblivion, these moments let us test the boundaries of the game and experiment freely. They can also be incredibly fun.

    Unless you’re playing Boiling Point.

    http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/2010/09/08/most-broken-game-off-the-rails/

    :duh:
     
  2. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Sandbox games live and die on their ability to perform outside of the quests.

    It's common knowledge that if you hand a sandbox game over to someone who's never played it before, they will do the following things:

    1) Shoot the nearest person
    2) Climb the highest mountain

    How a game fairs under such unscripted abuse is a genuine test of a developers skill.
     
  3. HyBry

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    I would like to point out that there is not much more you could expect, given that game revolves around small rural villages in the middle of jungle.

    IMO they went from something else the GTA where carnage is vital part of the game. They wanted you to actually play the game althoug the lack of life I found was most frustrating when your car broke down in middle of forest and it took forever for someone to drive by.

    Given that I do agree that the game lack something that let you just go nuts and ingore what the game was all about. Although the best part for me was breaking in a mansion for a mission that I could not continue because that faction was my enemy.. :D Wasted half a day trying to kill all the guards but it was fun :D
     
  4. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    oh dear more boiling point hate, you should do an article on the history of the game and the developers.

    wasnt it a split from the STALKER developers when they decided that stalker would be less sandbox than originally intended, then the team split and created boiling point as to aim towards a singular instance world. obviously they had their problems in doing so..
     
  5. Hovis

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    It's not hate. The game wouldn't have been so memorable if it had been hated, in its time Boiling Point was a lot closer to being a masterpiece than a turkey, had it not been for all the bugs. There is an immense amount about Boiling Point that was ahead of its time (particularly given how long STALKER took to come out).

    It's unfortunate that Boiling Point's combat has aged so badly because were it not for that it wouldn't be that bad compared to some modern games.
     
  6. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    thats very well put hovis, i loved the game and i can see that others did now also.

    just a shame it never quite worked
     
  7. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    It can also be remembered for it's myriad bugs, such as panthers attacking you a hundred feet off the ground in the jungle, and taking so many hits of speed that you could run up the volcano at the end of the game, completely bypassing the labyrinth that you'd normally wade through to get into it.
     
  8. drunkenmaster

    drunkenmaster New Member

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    SO in a spread out town, without many people shooting one person didn't magically set up road blocks, get attack helicopters and 50 times more cops turn up than their are civilians to protect.

    Ok, I have no idea of the game but your description is a small spread out town with a single police station with 3 cops in it.

    Some people would complain that GTA4 is completely unrealistic, others would complain a realistic game isn't fun enough, neither is right, or wrong, just different approaches to game making. For everyone that can't stand being able to drum up a response from the US Army with only 3 murders and two cars being blown up, theres someone who finds GTA4 dull because it feels so unrealistic.
     
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