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Hey all,
being a gamer I am always interested in hearing what people are playing and what they think of the game in the hopes that it will give me inspiration to go out and buy it. So I have started this thread in the hope that people will review or talk about the game they are playing/ favourite game and inform us of the pros and cons of the game in question. It doesn't have to be a current game, it can be an old game from the good old dos days or early windows 95 etc. If you have a game that you would like us to know about just post a description about the game, what its all about good points, bad points etc...
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Scorch!
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post #3 of 24
what is scorch?
i am currently playing the AGEIA PHYSX Processor Demo.
go download it, its really cool
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scorch is some olldddddddddd game for windows 95. It was just tanks that fired back and forth across the screen at each other and you could buy bigger guns and missles and stuff.

i have the physics demo
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Having just scraped together enough money to go out and by Matrix Path of Neo (due to my kids needing food and nappies I didn't get the game straight away) I finally installed it and was rather excited as I am a Matrix freak. When it came to playing, the first thing I noticed was the fact that I couldn't see my mouse cursor.
That's okay, a direct port from console. that's cool I will plug in my gamepad and play like a console. Well my dissapointment increased even more when I could not even set what the controls where in the control option. you would think that if a game was directly ported to console it would have the ability to let you customise the way you use your gamepad.
No matter I will just use the keyboard/mouse combination and get used to that. at least I can change the settings for those. even if I have to change the settings every time I load the game.
Once I got everything set up I start the game and very soon realise that I have no clue as to what I am doing. Again no issue just comes with practice.
The gameplay itself is very straight forward although the controls sometimes seem to have a life of there own. Trying to jump, for example, I suddenly turn around and start to attack a guy that is on the other side of the room that hasn't even realised I am there.
The story has you following the path of neo, as the name suggests, throughout the trilogy. It is a nice alternative to enter the matrix as you finally get to play as 'The One' himself. The fighting is absolutely unreal the game boasts over 300 different fighting moves but after playing through the whole game I don't think I saw more than 50. Still it is nice to see the option of variety when battling opponents is there. The AI seems a bit too scripted but I can't complain too much as it helped me get through the game rather quickly.Graphically it was a pretty good representation of the characters and it was nice to see the effort involved in not making them too pixellated.
There seem to be quite a few bugs in the game such as during the fight sequence where you 'know kung fu' and morpheus says 'show me' you get to fight Morpheus. Sweet. However it starts getting annoying when you go from being a full colour model to just a black shadow with no real explanation. Maybe it is the matrix that is changing around you as this mysterious occurence happens throughout the game for no real reason whatsoever. It definitely makes critical moments in the game seem not so critical.
the cutscenes are a nice addition and are a good breakup of the continual button bashing but if you have already seen those same cutscenes 50 billion times, if you load up the game again you have to see those cutscenes again...you can't skip them. it is frustrating sometimes but can't be helped.
The ending for me was both different and dissapointing. It wasn't quite what I was expecting but then when it comes to the wachowski brothers I don't know what to expect form them anymore.

All up I felt this game was pretty average. A good game that did have some nice visuals AWESOME fighting moves but all were let down by simple bugs that ended up being more than I could handle. If it wasn't for the fact that it was a matrix game I probably would never have picked it up. Still I am glad that I played it although I don't think I can justify the price I paid for it $55 aus. If you like the Matrix and like basic consle ported games that satisfy your need for excessive button bashing for a couple of days then get it. If you are like me and like the occasional button bash but can go without then wait until it goes into the discount bin or borrow it off a friend. All up I give it 5/10
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post #6 of 24
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I think i remember scorch.....hmmm

Is there a link for the physx demo?
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post #7 of 24
yea here
it is contaned in the driver but you dont need the card
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cool thanks.
it reminds me of the load screen in black and white 2
you can move the box around and shake all the balls in it
it's simple but kinda cool
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slydog64
Scorch!
I remember "scorched earth" really old!, it wasent even on win95, older, I don't remember the name of the computer or OS that it worked on.
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post #10 of 24
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what was scorched earth about? the name rings a bell but most game names do with me
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