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Counterspy

by Gamerforlife Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:47 pm

This...looks...AWESOME!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vFM-K0tPcg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxe9tymcxRQ

Shades of Metroid, Mark of the Ninja, James Bond, and third person shooters
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Re: Counterspy

by dsheinem Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:56 pm

Gamerforlife wrote:This...looks...AWESOME!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vFM-K0tPcg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxe9tymcxRQ

Shades of Metroid, Mark of the Ninja, James Bond, and third person shooters


weren't you just complaining about recycled game ideas in new "retro-style" games? :lol:
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Re: Counterspy

by Gamerforlife Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:58 pm

dsheinem wrote:
Gamerforlife wrote:This...looks...AWESOME!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vFM-K0tPcg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxe9tymcxRQ

Shades of Metroid, Mark of the Ninja, James Bond, and third person shooters


weren't you just complaining about recycled game ideas in new "retro-style" games? :lol:


I wouldn't say the way it mixes those various elements I mentioned together is unoriginal. Shovel Knight is unoriginal. It's not the same, not in my view anyway
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Re: Counterspy

by dsheinem Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:46 pm

reviews of this are pretty bad (lots of 4-6/10). Too bad, it looks nice in screenshots!
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Re: Counterspy

by Gamerforlife Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:28 pm

dsheinem wrote:reviews of this are pretty bad (lots of 4-6/10). Too bad, it looks nice in screenshots!


I'm playing it right now, and yeah, it kind of sucks. It's supposed to be a stealth game, but it's so horribly designed that stealth is just impossible most of the time. The designers pride themselves on the game's randomly generated levels, but it's not much to brag about when 90% of those randomly generated levels are horribly designed.

Four words:

Mark of the Ninja

The quality of that game is the bar for 2d stealth games, and Counterspy falls well below it
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Re: Counterspy

by Gamerforlife Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:36 pm

Genre mixing can be a good thing, but the constant cover based shooter areas in this game are damn annoying. I just want a goddamn stealth game! Why must EVERY GODDAMN GAME ON THE MARKET HAVE SHOOTER ELEMENTS!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :evil:
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Re: Counterspy

by emwearz Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:46 am

I was thinking of picking it up for the PS4, as there is not that much to play, but the $20 asking price in AUS turned me off pretty quickly.
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Re: Counterspy

by J T Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:37 pm

Gamerforlife wrote:Shovel Knight is unoriginal.


Shovel Knight's execution was flawless. I think it is an overstatement to simply label it as unoriginal, but even if everything in that game actually has been done before in one way or another, it's all done so well and is so fun to play, it's hard to care if it's influences are clearly showing.
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Re: Counterspy

by Gamerforlife Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:02 pm

J T wrote:
Gamerforlife wrote:Shovel Knight is unoriginal.


Shovel Knight's execution was flawless. I think it is an overstatement to simply label it as unoriginal, but even if everything in that game actually has been done before in one way or another, it's all done so well and is so fun to play, it's hard to care if it's influences are clearly showing.


I don't think it's fun to play at all, but that's how I feel about everything I play lately. I'm beyond jaded at this point
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Re: Counterspy

by J T Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:44 pm

Gamerforlife wrote:
J T wrote:
Gamerforlife wrote:Shovel Knight is unoriginal.


Shovel Knight's execution was flawless. I think it is an overstatement to simply label it as unoriginal, but even if everything in that game actually has been done before in one way or another, it's all done so well and is so fun to play, it's hard to care if it's influences are clearly showing.


I don't think it's fun to play at all, but that's how I feel about everything I play lately. I'm beyond jaded at this point

Maybe a hiatus to focus on other interests is in order.
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