See? I’m not reflexively against combat. I like combat sometimes. When it’s done right. And when I have a specialized shotgun specifically designed for it. And when the cover-based shooting doesn’t have too much cover.
The graphics glitches at the 21 minute mark are really revealing. The holes in Lara’s face let us see the tessellation. I will say her face looks like it has a LOT of polygons. The cheek is a really common place to trim out a few polygons, often reducing the whole surface to just a dozen or so triangles. Assuming those holes are indicitive of the complexity of the rest of the face, then I’d wager just Lara’s face (not including head or hair) has more polygons than the Doom 3 guy we were looking at a couple of weeks ago. It makes sense, since this game is almost a decade newer and Lara needs to be able to emote in close-ups, but still. So many polygons.
<old man voice>Back in my day, that many polygons was our budget for the whole level!</old man voice>
If all goes well, we’ll wrap this game up tomorrow.
A Star is Born
Remember the superhero MMO from 2009? Neither does anyone else. It was dumb. So dumb I was compelled to write this.
What is this silly word, why did some people get so irritated by it, and why did it fall out of use?
Let's ruin everyone's fun by listing all the ways in which zombies can't work, couldn't happen, and don't make sense.
The Biggest Game Ever
Just how big IS No Man's Sky? What if you made a map of all of its landmass? How big would it be?
Artless in Alderaan
People were so worried about the boring gameplay of The Old Republic they overlooked just how boring and amateur the art is.