auxy wrote:Well, I could write a whole huge blog entry about how stupid the beginning of the game is, but my real problem with the game is that the stupidity doesn't really ever stop. The melodrama goes on and on and at no point does the game ever give any hint that the player isn't supposed to take all of this seriously, at face value; at no point does the game ever relent in the assault on suspension of disbelief. Lara goes from simpering little teenaged girl to remorseless killing machine in the matter of a couple of cutscenes, and both sides of her personality are so overblown, so over-acted, that it's impossible to take either one seriously. She's a caricature of a character. If the game at any point had been tongue-in-cheek; if the game at any point had ever stopped to explain any of the impossible, nonsensical things that happen, I might have been a little okay with it. It never does though; it takes itself all too seriously, and that ended up being the downfall for me.
Khali wrote:I went ahead and got it. Its downloading on Origin and at the rate its going it will be done some time tomorrow. I know my DSL is slow, 175 to 190 kb/s, but that isn't a factor when Origin limits the upload speed to around 75kb/s or less.
Khali wrote:This is depressing. 75% completed after 21 hours of downloading. Origins has now slowed down to 40KB/sec, looks like the last 25% will take longer than the the first 75% did.
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