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Thread: All Your History: Irrational

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Aug 1999
    Location: SHODAN's Ant Farm

    All Your History: Irrational

    Old news? I couldn't find it from searches and didn't know where to put it in for Irrational games (thought there was an Irrational forum only).

    Parts:
    1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZKi0I-H3ng
    2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JnjkS7jdB0
    3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twkW5e9didc
    Last edited by ant; 27th Feb 2011 at 21:52.

  2. #2
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Those videos are great.

    And woohoo, SHTUP textures used in several of the video clips.

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Nov 1999
    Location: Who's asking?
    Watching the first clip almost gave me the urge to purchase a copy of SS2 off of Amazon. Almost. Then I remembered how much pain in the neck it was to run the game on Win2K, and who knows whether it'll run on Win7. ...well... Will it?

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Poland
    Ko0K:
    http://www.systemshock.org/index.php/topic,106.0.html
    I think the SS2Tool thingie takes care of all the compatibility problems. Don't forget to install the texture pack!

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2006
    Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    I had always heard that Tribes: Vengeance was crap but in these videos the single player campaign looks quite interesting. Was I mistaken in my impression or are these videos simply being 'nice'?

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Poland
    Quote Originally Posted by Angel Dust View Post
    I had always heard that Tribes: Vengeance was crap but in these videos the single player campaign looks quite interesting. Was I mistaken in my impression or are these videos simply being 'nice'?
    I very much enjoyed the campaign and still replay it from time to time. It definitely feels multiplayerish in terms of mechanics, enemies feel more like bots instead of regular fps enemies, for example. The story is cheesy fun, and the shooting-skiing-jetpacking around is just awesome.

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2000
    Location: Chemistry
    Tribes Vengeance is amazingly fun for a single player game. It got a lot of hate as the multiplayer wasn't as "good" as Tribes2, so all the fans hated it. I loved the single-player campaign though. Jetpacking around with a grappling hook to do fast cornering inside a base is great.

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Location: Gold Coast, Australia
    As a hardcore Triber since the release of T1, I've always thought that if you take Tribes Vengeance to just be "a single player Tribes game" then it's very good. It has a good story - I remember IGN gave it Best Story in their GOTY awards, beating HL2 - and is decent fun in single player. The multiplayer of course was crap and completely missed the mark, but if you just think of it in terms of adding a singleplayer game to the franchise, it's ok.

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Finger paintings of the insane
    Watched and enjoyed. Thanks for the linkage. Also, it led me to other All Your History Are Belong To Us series like the R* and Bioware videos. All excellent. I didn't learn a WHOLE lot, but it definitely fleshed their histories out a bit and reminded me of some really good games I had partly forgotten about.

  10. #10
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Well done, the format was too much like True Hollywood Stories for my liking. Even the narrator sounded eerily similar.

    @ZB or NV
    The latest ADaoB conflicts with SHTUP. Why would that be? Because of SHEMP?

    Anyway, which mod should be overridden?

    Cheers.

  11. #11
    Knows his stuff
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Good show. I watched the Irrational and Remedy episodes. Reminded me of the PlayValue series which also took retrospective looks at various gamecompanies and systems.

  12. #12
    Member
    Registered: Aug 1999
    Location: SHODAN's Ant Farm
    Quote Originally Posted by henke View Post
    Good show. I watched the Irrational and Remedy episodes. Reminded me of the PlayValue series which also took retrospective looks at various gamecompanies and systems.
    Thank you for sharing that. Too bad they haven't added new videos for two years.

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: Near Brisbane, Australia
    Just chiming in to support Tribes Vengeance as an excellent SP game. Fantastic story. One of few times I've been forced into a fight that I desperately didn't want to win.

  14. #14
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: Yangon, Burma
    What struck me about these videos was all the companies going belly-up around Irrational, and they managed to squeak through and keep living to make another game. They've made good games, but looking at it in context you can't help but feel they were more than a little lucky too, getting a hit or an out just when they need it. That is, I don't know if you can take many lessons from their story aside from: keep your standards high and pray for rain.

  15. #15
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Gibsonia, PA
    Or that punctuality is as important as quality, something 99.9% of those working in creative fields don't understand.

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    That was pretty decent, if let down just a little bit by inferring that SWAT2 was a FPS, and the narrator's fairly horrid mispronunciation of Canberra. I'm a little curious as to how factual some of those statements were, though; I'm sure at least a couple of comments conflicted with other accounts I've heard0 (but I wouldn't know which version was correct).

    Tribes Vengeance is, for the most part, great fun as a single-player game. The jet-packing and skiing really is brilliant. A few of the missions were sub-par, but I still recommend the game to shooter fans (and doubly-so if you like games with jet-packs :)

  17. #17
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    Registered: Jun 2003
    Location: In His hands
    Quote Originally Posted by EvaUnit02 View Post
    The latest ADaoB conflicts with SHTUP. Why would that be? Because of SHEMP?

    Anyway, which mod should be overridden?
    Always install SHTUP first so mods with custom textures will override it.

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