• Shyplay - April 9, 2014 10:35 a.m.

    As soon as the slide on fire ended, I thought the next slide would be on lava. Ever since Ocarina in Time and Mario 64 came out, it seemed that contacting lava in 3D games only launches the character 30 feet in the air, doing damage equated to two punches in the face. I am thusly confused on why it wasn't featured, but only mentioned.
  • rxb - April 6, 2014 2:22 p.m.

    With Mario being an alien in the Mushroom kingdom maybe the timer indicates how long he can survive outside due to oxygen or 'rays'?
  • emma-flanagan - April 5, 2014 3:54 p.m.

    those gosh dang cuccos!!!! The game literally pauses, and the cucco will summon an army of cuccos, and you can't block them! The hero of time, KILLED by a flock of CHICKENS. WTF
  • gilgamesh310 - April 5, 2014 5:59 a.m.

    The dying when touching off water thing really needs to go. At least in 3D games that are supposed to be immersive. It bothered me immensely in Thief 3, especially considering you could actually swim in the previous games.
  • Vonter - April 5, 2014 3:20 p.m.

    Swimming is hard to programa, ehem I mean... videogames MC are can't swim. But seriously I think the best excuse of this case is how its presented in Psychonauts.
  • gilgamesh310 - April 5, 2014 3:51 p.m.

    I haven't played Psychonauts but I don't think programming excuses cut it. Swimming has featured in gaming for a very long time. The old Tomb Raider games had loads of it. I just see it as a cheap contrivance, similar to invisible walls that prevent us from traversing to areas in a game where the developers don't want us to.
  • Vonter - April 5, 2014 3:58 p.m.

    Well in that game it is a plot point regarding the MC's family curse of dying if going into the water. I suppose... they're still not easy to make, also if the mechanic doesn't add to the game is natural to see how it is cut. Even Batman Arkham shows not even the world's greatest detective has dominated the mythic art of swimming.
  • gilgamesh310 - April 5, 2014 4:13 p.m.

    They should just replace it with something else. Make it lava or something. There was a Shinibi game releases in the PS 2 where you could survive on lava for a while but as soon as you touch a couple of feet of water you do. It's completely ridiculous. I think the same is true for Dark Souls but I don't think I actually died from falling in water in that.
  • Vonter - April 5, 2014 4:16 p.m.

    To be fair in that game the character feels heavy like an anchor. I don't think even if you're a good swimmer you could swim with the armor. Also I know you have choices of armor and cloth, but still the water could be full of undead piranha, like in Ninja Gaiden.
  • gilgamesh310 - April 5, 2014 4:44 p.m.

    Aren't those piranha on dry land in Ninja Gaiden as well? They were annoying cheap fuckers. In hindsight I don't know which is harder, Ninja Gaiden or Dark Souls.
  • Vonter - April 5, 2014 5:05 p.m.

    Yeah, if you timed jump, regular slash, repeat, they were easy to deal with. I haven't played Dark Souls by I suppose that one because of the slow but methodic movements. With Ninja Gaiden it was de camera, grabs and being grouped with several big enemies. Dose triceratops *goosebumps*.
  • gilgamesh310 - April 5, 2014 5:24 p.m.

    The camera in. Ninja Gaiden was a real cunt. I recently played the Razor''s Edge demo and couldn't even complete it, it was so hard an cheap with its camera and off screen hits. Dark Souks is very tough but mostly fair. The archers in Anor Londo and invisible pathways in The Dukes Archives being an exception to that.
  • Vonter - April 5, 2014 5:26 p.m.

    There's a demo?
  • gilgamesh310 - April 5, 2014 4:15 p.m.

    *apologies for grammar mistakes. I'm using an iPad.
  • Vonter - April 4, 2014 8:31 p.m.

    Hey don't understimate the birds, I mean: And that is both awesome and incredibly silly.
  • MonsterBeatle - April 4, 2014 3:23 p.m.

    Regarding #7: Tell that to the makers of Puddle
  • g1rldraco7 - April 4, 2014 2:47 p.m.

    Fucking birds man, stupid birds must die!!!!

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