For example, it’s not the science inherent in the existence of firearms that kills people, people kill people.. but if I lived in a town where a sizeable enough amount of people thought I shouldn’t exist to ease “my suffering” or me being a burden or whatever and were willing to shot me to deal with it, I would probably be rather steadfastly against these people owning firearms. In the same way, as an autistic person pre-natal screening for ASD’s terrifies me and I will continue to oppose is with every fibre of my being.
Does this sound paranoid? You state that autism “does not seem like something that would cause that pressure to form” .. really? Are you aware that there’s material out there comparing autism to cancer, saying how an autistic child will ruin your life and your marriage (!?) and throwing terms like “soulless” around and that this is coming from “the World’s largest autism advocacy organisation” for goodness sake. You really think this wouldn’t have a distorting impact on people’s reproductive decisions, really?” —ateacupinastorm (via duyukdv)
Things I like and things I don’t
Meridian, looks a great deal like the Humans started to huddle together for safety during the Vampire’s rise to power. Like it’s one bastion of safety left in Nosgoth, it mirrors the Human city in Soul Reaver, however unintentionally.
Kain gets some sweet threads… SOME. I’m not digging his Red Riding Hood outfit.
The Fact that Kain didn’t create the lieutenants who betrayed him, it gives a reason for his raising his own afterwards (although I’m sure he knew how to sooner in the original Timeline, it seems more like Vorador was resurrected out of necessity than anything else).
The comment that Kain can hide his presence where as Vorador’s vampires can’t, again, logical, Kain was created through Mortanious’ necromancy, all the other Vampires were created through the blood curse.
The ‘Sarafan’ are walking around looking like the Hylden, it’s as if they want to remind the Vampires to know who’s in charge.
The Oracle. Getting to see an actual Hylden, uncorrupted from banishment is possibly the number one reason to play this game.
I don’t like;
The lack of narration.
It’s nowhere nearly as well written as the other games
Whilst Meridian feels right, the rest of the game feels nothing like Legacy of Kain, this could be from the Hylden being around for 400 years but I’m not so sure…
I have NO idea what the craic is with the Eternal Prison.
Their attempts at humour in the start of the Eternal Prison level are just pathetic.
What happened to Vorador’s Chin?
The combat is HORRIBLE
The Mist is poorly used through most of the Meridan section
I want my Soul Reaver back…
Just had, the best night.
Can’t wait to do it again.
‘I was climbing mountain in Ireland before you were born’
‘Hills, small sloping hills, there are no mountains in Ireland’
*Looks out the window at Binevenagh*
Nope, no mountains in Ireland at all.
- Boy 1: Can I have mine curly?
- Boy 2: I want mine curly too!
- Luke : You can't have curly fries.
- Boy 2: Why not?
- Luke : Because you can't have curly fries without first ordering fries
- Boy 2: Why not?
- Luke : Because you can't make something curly if it doesn't exist
- Boy 2: Why not?
- Luke : Get him away from me Taylor.
- ....Yes I watch Gilmore Girls what of it?
And I actually had a blast playing it. It was like stumbling upon a game from one of your favourite franchises that you never new existed.
Everything I said still stands though, it’s an old game masquerading as a new one, alot of people will be pissed off by it and I’m behind them 100%, because lets face it, nothing is going to hold up to 14 years of development time.
I really enjoyed it, and I hope this means a new Duke Nukem, preferably within 2/3 years this time guys.
Is so much better than the EU’s PSN. There, I said it.
It’s like pulling teeth trying to find a PSX game that’s actually worth downloading. Within two seconds of popping on the the US store I found Blood Omen, Bloody Roar 1-3, Silent Hill and Castlevania.
Seriously, mind is blown.
Today I organised a P.A., some early promotion on Facebook, and hopefully a poster for a gig my band’s playing.
Whist doing this I was in my pyjama’s playing Duke Nukem.
That was literally my day.
Now I get to spend time with my Girlfriend watching old school Pokemon cartoons.
I’m actually really enjoying Duke Nukem Forever, and I’m enjoying it for what it is.
It’s mutton dressed as lamb.
It’s clearly the game 3D Realms were supposed to put out a few years back when they had the shock reveal at E3. But it’s also clearly a game that was designed by people who haven’t played a modern shooter, let alone made one. It’s got some basic level design, which yeah, Duke 3D had as well, but there were more elements of exploration in it, and they’ve really cheapened the Pig-Cops.
But it also really shows that 2K turned to Gearbox and said, ‘here’s the stuff 3D Realms had, put it together and ship it’ and I think they’ve done a great job with what they had.
Bottom line, I think one of the characters said it best, it’s a relic of a by-gone age.
But I hope it does well, I honestly do, because if it does well it indicates to 2K that the franchise is worth investing in, and we might actually get a brand new modern Duke.
Saturday, like every other week, has brought some fun new things for me.
New song, new sfdebris video, and also
MY GIRLFRIEND GOT ME DUKE NUKEM FOREVER!!!
I have the best girlfriend ever.