I meant computer games – what did you think I was talking about? Tomorrow sees the release of 2 titles I’ve been watching for months (sadly not years, as development times are almost always a rushed out affair these days).
One is Jedi : Fallen Order
and the other is the Terminator : Resistance game.
Many could understandably say that Disney have some audacity expecting us to get all excited over a Star Wars game considering they shut down LucasArts seemingly the minute the deal was signed off. But I’ve read one former LucasArts employee say that LucasArts by the end was not the LucasArts people remember for Day Of The Tentacle etc. So perhaps take…..comfort, from that…? I haven’t looked too much into what people are saying about the game and I’ve zero interest in all the # shills on Twitter jumping up squealing “I’ve been sent a preview for my relentless arse licking and hashtagging, everyone!!!”. I’m interested in what people playing it when it’s released have to say. You know those people – actual gamers…?
The other big one is the Terminator game. I’ve watched what people are commenting under the trailer for this on YouTube. Most are trashing it. But these are the types of people who will trash anything unless it’s the next Call of Duty or Fortnite add-on. Some have said it looks like a phone game.
From the trailer the flame effects do look a bit iffy, as if the flames themselves are contained within an invisible box. But the thing that will have me buying this game to try for myself is seeing the Terminators themselves animated – they look amazing! Also the sound effects sound pretty damn good – lasers overhead in the battle scene sounded exactly like the ones you hear at the opening of Terminator 2.
I tire of these fucking game snobs comparing ANYTHING that’s released to a AAA title with a multi-million budget. Some of those have been the most banal, mediocre games you could possibly play (look at Fortnite).
After experiencing the joy of pinpoint accuracy in Doom with a mouse control method, I might well go for Jedi : Fallen Order on PC first – even though from the Uncharted-esque gameplay it surely lends itself best to a PS4 controller. One thing I’m dreading is that god-awful Wall-E backpack you’re forced to carry around. Yes yes I’m sure “it does useful things” but really, do we HAVE to have a cutesy element crow-barred into everything Star Wars now?? There has to be other ways to get whatever functionality that stupid thing provides other than some stupid bleeping, blooping whirring thing. Just another reason it can be said the Dark Side is always more fun..!