Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Santa Barbara County, California
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I have to agree with MGS2. It was an okay game with a awful story. It was pretty over-hyped. Although not really hyped at all... Soldier of Fortune 2 for Xbox was pretty bad. I played the first one on my Dreamcast and it was okay. Played it through to the end. It had horrible loading times. SOF2 on the Xbox has bad level design and terrible graphics. I think the SOF1 on the Dreamcast looked better. The first game I ever bought that I stopped playing only a couple levels in. I'll get the nerve to beat it someday.
As for Halo. I love it. I don't think it was really overrated. Overhyped?!? A little. I think the perception of it being overhyped came from the fact that it was talked about in every gaming magazine, every month in some way for the entire year before it's release. Just about anything (games, movies, cars, etc) that is covered for a year before it's release almost always fails to live up to the hype.
I expect the PC gaming crowd to dog Halo. Games on PCs are better looking and far more suited for cutting-edge FPSs. But PCs can have the latest CPUs, GPUs, tons of memory, huge hard drives, etc. A top graphics card is $400-500 bucks. That's enough to almost buy 2 Xbox systems (at the $300 launch price when Halo came out). It's not a fair fight to compare PC games with a console that has 64Mb of total unified system memory. My graphics card has double that and it's only for graphics. How would an Xbox with basicly a Geforce 3 level chip that has to share 64Mb of memory with everything else in the system compete?
Although I have a computer, I prefer console games cuz they are on a consistant platform. Computer games want horsepower. There are so many possible bottlenecks in a computer. Better have the right combo of hardware or your gaming won't be up to snuff. It's a crap shoot. Consoles...... everybody has the exact same pieces of hardware. Smooth sailing for the most part.
I also prefer playing FPSs with two sticks then with the keyboard/mouse combo computer FPS users can't seem to live without. Also it's easier to just layback and play on the couch with gamepads. The key/mouse combo has you sitting in front of your computer screen. Not very relaxing.
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