Why Game Developers Fear the Steam User

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Einhanderc7, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    The Kingpin guy was pretty much a mobster to begin with, and not a nice person at all. But yeah, the story was a bit more down to earth and just grittier than other games at the time. I mean, you had stuff like Half Life and Unreal at the time, and quite a lot of shooters were similarly colourful and scifi and so on. Blood and gore, fine, yeah, but Kingpin was one of the first to really go all grit and grime.
    Also, it had phantastic art direction, but by now everyone here should know that I'm a huge fan of that game.
     
  2. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    And it had CYPRESS HILL.
     
  3. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    And characters that looked like a human-ish skin draped over wobbling, boneless sacks of meat and gas.
    Definitely a fun game back in the day but it has not aged well at all.
     
  4. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Yeah, Quake 2 engine had some quirks. Kingpin had some excellent fire effects, though, and those did age quite well, I think. Kingpin really needs a sequel or at least a remake. Those grimy, gritty back streets would look awesome in CryEngine-levels of fidelity.
    Also, it had one of the most satisfying shotguns of any video game.
     
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  5. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    Ah, the animations of idTech 2... Hits me right in the nostalgia.
     
  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Some of my favourite games were done on idTech2. Quake 2, Kingpin, Soldier of Fortune... And the other games made with it were also cool, like Anachronox, SiN, and Heretic II. Shit, I even liked CIA Operative: Solo Missions back then :D
     
  7. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    And transferring this to the general gaming sub forum where this topic is more at its place.