View Full Version : Is limbloss still in there? complaints?
03-28-2002, 03:48 AM
I (like many others) are still waiting for jo to come from ebworld. But from all the talk and screen shots it looks like limb loss is out, like you know the arms flying off. Is it still in? or was it cut?
Now on to some complaints: Im dissapointed lucas arts is big bussiness now they hire raven cause they hear there the best at making fps, no complaints there, but then they rush them to come out with the game in 1 year, dont support any cd key protection (u can burn the game and give it to 10 friends if you want) and also make them take all the blood out? I know blood doesnt add anything to the overall gameplay but it gives the game a more sense of realism, there was blood in the orginal triolgy, (even though the dumb special edtion took it out and added more ewolks, hey whatever makes lucas happy). I also wish they used the old voice actors, from what ive heard from the mp3 its really bad. Im really excited about playing this game, Im just mad about the little things that couldnt been in the game and push it into the "classic" catogory.
03-28-2002, 04:02 AM
Ok first of all, Sabers cauterize the wound, so there is no blood. How do you explain when Obi-Wan cut off the guy's arm in the Cantina? Well you can't except to say it was a mistake. So, we have guys getting hit with lightsabers and laser bolts-both of which burn the wound so there isn't blood. There really isn't much place for blood in this game so I don't really care that it's not there. Secondly, cd key protection does not totally stop piracy and can prevent legitimate users from being able to use the game because some hacker already took his cd key. I've heard completely different things about the voice actors, that they do a really good job. And finally, the Special Edition was awesome, It was a necessary update and didn't take anything away from the original. In fact since the special edition came out, I find myself unable to watch the original version because I miss out on all the cool extra stuff in the SE.
03-28-2002, 04:11 AM
Limb loss is IN the game. Its just very rare, like in Jedi Knight 1. Not only is it in, but there is a death animation that goes with it. The other day I was fighting a reborn and managed to cut off his lightsaber hand with my first hit. The hand holding the lightsaber flew off in slow motion while the reborn was in his death throes grasping at his missing limb. Very cool stuff.
I agree about the CD key thing... this is a warez'er's dream come true. Its stupid and the appropriate steps SHOULD have been taken.
There is no blood in the game because there is very little or no blood shown in the star wars movies. So for continuity's sake, they left it out. There is a slightly gory texture showing when you cut a hand or arm off though. I'm not sure what part blood and gore play in star wars novels, comics, etc.
The voice acting, while not performed by the original actors, is still very professionnal and believing. Its nowhere near "bad".
***************SPOILER*****************Giberish lalala i know some people think that putting spoiler with some stars isn't enough because their eyes catch the text meant to be protected lalalalala ok this is the spoiler: Heck Billy D. Williams even does the voice for Lando. That was it, you can resume reading normally lalala giberish testing 1 2 1 2 *************END SPOILER**************
Dont worry about it too much, the game is GREAT and while little things might have been nice, the game doesn't suffer at all from their absense.
03-28-2002, 04:18 AM
I'm still in disagreement over the CD key thing. You think Lucasarts didn't analyze all the positives/negatives of a CD key? They fully analyzed all forms of warez prevention. They decided the negatives outweighed the positives. Do you know what a CD Key Gen is? Warez people can just crack the Key and unfortunately when they do, that's one less person who can legitimately play the game.
03-28-2002, 06:27 AM
Not so with Return to Castle Wolfenstein. As far as I'm aware, there hasn't been a successful crack/keygen made available which allows owners of illegal copies to get past the official RTCW authorise servers.
The warez RTCW 'community' did however figure a way to create their own servers that other warez owners can connect to.
Kudos to id for locking down cd-key authorisation. I only wish something similar had been done with JKII, but I'm sure Raven and Lucasarts had their reasons.
Regardless, I'm completely happy with the game, and feel justified in slaying every last warezy Bantha poodoo I can get my hands on. :D
And BTW, you can chop off an enemies' limb (usually just an arm) while they're lying dead on the ground... I don't know if this changes your influence to the Dark Side though... ;)
03-28-2002, 06:42 AM
in another thread someone posted a link to screenies he took... among them is this one:
I agree about the no blood thing when hit by a blaster bolt, but I don't think that you can hold your body together when you are hit by a rocket square in the chest ;)
03-28-2002, 10:08 AM
NICE! Love the textures on the arm, although there isn't much to see. Hopefully some mods can come out to make dismemberment more often, making it more realistic. Slicing and dicing stormies sound fun to me! :D
03-28-2002, 10:29 AM
I take limbs off fairly regularly now in the Nar Shadda level watch those rodians scream as their blaster arm detachs from their body, cool.
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