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Venom
15-08-2002, 22:35:06
http://www.counterglow.net/article.php?id=sofii

New stuff. That's 2 today. I'm abusing my power.

Talk about gore and maiming electronic people the world over.

Scabrous Birdseed
15-08-2002, 22:50:59
Hopefully we'll have two articles every day in the near future! To the Countermobile!

Darkstar
16-08-2002, 05:33:06
Another Venom review. What? Are you trying for a job with Old Man Murray?

Good review. A touch long in a few places. But still worthy of the Venom name. ;)

Venom
16-08-2002, 11:57:49
What? A touch long? Dammit, I'm writing a tome night time.

FunkyFingers
16-08-2002, 12:59:03
So did you actually like the game? :confused:

Venom
16-08-2002, 13:17:50
According to the conclusion, I gave the game a B-.

Is that not good enough for you?

Venom
16-08-2002, 13:18:27
Perhaps you should read the conclusion Funky. I don't think it's that cryptic.

FunkyFingers
16-08-2002, 13:25:46
B- sounds fair enough, just wondered how much you actually enjoyed playing it - did it give you as much of a kick as the first one, or as much of an adrenalin rush as Serious Sam, or was it just a case of jaded "seen-it-all-before-ness"??

Venom
16-08-2002, 13:58:13
Sort of seen it all before ishness. There's some good stuff in there, but it's not an all out shoot em up like Serious Sam due to the sneaking around parts. And the gore can only carry you so far, especially since it's not really any more goreful than the first.

This one does have a better story than the first one. A little trite, like an action movie, but it makes the game better and that's all that counts.

No longer Trippin
17-08-2002, 10:33:57
SoF2 was decent, but it was highly predictable, the "best" gun, the in the game turned out to be the one which was actually weaker and less accurate (unless you sniped, but there aren't many places in the game to snipe, especially towards the end when you get it), than most of the other assault rifles. Sure, you could airburst a grenade, but if you knew what your doing, with the right weapon, you could lauch one without having to go through all that aiming bullshit required in a tenth of the time while moving. I have the second CD, the first CD is cracked, so I can't install it on any computer, the last one I had it on only was a p3 with a g2 64meg and it looked good, but I give it Venom's grade of a B-. Close, but no cigar. If you enjoy walking up to corpses and seeing how many dismemberment zones they have, that can take up a little bit of time on a dull day. Depending on caliber, you can split into sections the head at least three times, maybe four. It's been awhile.

I miss how it used to keep track of your shot locations at the end of each map, that was the best, trying for 100% groin or head shots, they took one of the best features of the game out of it.

Darkstar
19-08-2002, 07:05:07
100% groin shots? ROTFLMAO!

Coming from Venom, that would be expected. Coming from Trip, I'm glad I'm a few states away from you. You need to relax. ;)

BigGameHunter
19-08-2002, 07:47:05
I find this all very disturbing.

No longer Trippin
19-08-2002, 07:50:34
The closest I got in groin shot kills was 50 something percent, as the zones weren't very large and on certain characters, it was near impossible to hit them, hit the leg as often as I hit the groin. Head shots were in the 70's.

Jeez, only a couple states btw Venom and you, and you and myself. Jeez, don't you feel like a target. :)

BigGameHunter
19-08-2002, 08:33:11
Thank God there's a couple of mountain ranges between here and there...you people are sick.
Is this what I should expect in Kentucky next month? Jesus, help me.

Darkstar
19-08-2002, 09:11:16
Kentucky is only a few states away from me, as well.

Well, I can always high tail it for the Appalacias or head out of the Tennessee river. Both are very close to where I'm at, right now.

What's Sneak heading to KY for?

Scabrous Birdseed
19-08-2002, 09:25:50
Jelly.

No longer Trippin
20-08-2002, 06:00:23
LOL DS, I know Tennessee fairly well. Make for a sporting hunt.

BigGameHunter
20-08-2002, 16:14:13
I'm going to Richmond for a wedding next month. Fly into Lexington with a stopover in Detroit on the way. Geez...maybe I can get the Love Canal in and make the trip complete?

Scabrous Birdseed
20-08-2002, 20:10:37
Love Canal, KY?

Funkodrom
02-09-2002, 09:08:02
Nice A-Team reference. :D