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Why was State of Emergency so loathed?

Old 04-17-04, 04:35 PM
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Why was State of Emergency so loathed?

I was bored last night, so I decided I'd pop in State of Emergency, and just have some fun dinking around in it. I hadn't remembered, but I acutally enjoy this game. Sure it's shallow, and somewhat repetetive, but they were going for an arcadey feel, and they definitely achieved that.

Is the only reason people hated it so much is because everyone was expecting it to be another Grand Theft Auto? Just because it was from the distributor doesn't mean it will be the same game. If that is the case then I am dissapointed that Freecell and Halo don't play in a similar fashion.
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Old 04-17-04, 04:57 PM
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What're you talking about? Halo is Freecell with a gun!
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Re: Why was State of Emergency so loathed?

Originally posted by Wazootyman
Is the only reason people hated it so much is because everyone was expecting it to be another Grand Theft Auto?
no. It's because, as you point out, it's incredibly shallow and repeditive. The free-for-all is mindless fun for a half hour, I suppose, but the "missions" are unbelievably lame and boring. That was one of the most disappointing, overhyped games in history. I'm sure if it were released by someone other than Rockstar, it wouldn't have been such a disappointment, but it wouldn't have gotten any better reviews, either.
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short and repetitive
short and repetitive
short and repetitive
short and repetitive
short and repetitive
short and repetitive
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It's not really short if you play for score. But the gameplay I found to be not very deep.
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Originally posted by kaze0
short and repetitive
Would you rather it be long and repetitive?
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Old 04-18-04, 02:03 PM
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Why was State of Emergency so loathed?

Mainly due to the hype and the less than stellar game play. People whoe bought this thing for $50 felt completely ripped off. I bought it for $5 used at BB knowing full well about the hype and its shortcomings, and was not as disappointed.
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It gets boring after five minutes
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Old 04-18-04, 02:57 PM
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Everything moves too fast in it. Too hard to focus. All you do is run around and shoot. Quickly.
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Makes my thumb hurt.
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Old 04-19-04, 08:31 AM
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It's a victim of Rockstar's success with GTA. People expected it to be just a good with the same great gameplay. But it falls way way short. Coming from anyone else, it would've been just a bad game. But coming from Rockstar, it was crap.

And it's not like much could've been done to make it better. At it's heart it's a very simple arcade beat-em-up that can only be played for short(SHORT) periods of time. When you sit down and spend an hour with it, the hatred for it builds and builds.

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Old 04-20-04, 07:37 AM
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Just a bad game...bad bad bad...
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Is fun to get together with friends an go on a killing spree for a little while, but it is sallow even in this form. I am glad I only paid $20 on an impulse.
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Originally posted by speedyray
Is fun to get together with friends an go on a killing spree for a little while, but it is sallow even in this form. I am glad I only paid $20 on an impulse.
See, this is exactly my point. Almost all the hatred is from the people who plunked down their hard earned dollars on a piece of turd... If you didn't pay too much, then you would've still disliked the game but without the pure hatred of "I just wasted $50 on this shit game!"
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Of course, if it didn't have the Rockstar name on it, it would have sold about 5 copies. Thats the rub with crappy games with big names behind it, if it blows, everybody will know it blows.

I don't care if Rockstar made the game or not, they put the name on there to sell games, which I am sure it did. And you have to pay the consequences of having that associated with your name as well.

Did anyone see that Rockstar's CEO resigned a few weeks ago?
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