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Ravelle
05-07-2012, 05:21 PM
Depends on the map, if it has a fair amount of open space I'll use Sniper and if it's close quarters usually Pyro or Engi.

Hypernetic
05-07-2012, 05:25 PM
Depends on the map, if it has a fair amount of open space I'll use Sniper and if it's close quarters usually Pyro or Engi.

Well as an Engi you want to build your stuff in such a place where it's hard/impossible for a demo to fire stickies at it without getting shot by your sentry. If that's not possible the best way to deal with a demo trying to kill your stuff from around a corner is to charge out there after him. A demo with his sticky launcher out is pretty vulnerable to a close range shotgun attack. They have to either try to melee you (which takes time to switch weapons giving you at least 1 free shotgun blast on them) or attack you at close range with explosives that will likely kill them as well. Just pop out and shotgun them down.

Pyro: airblast stickes away when you see them.

Sniper: Not much you can do really if you don't see them coming.

Ravelle
05-07-2012, 05:28 PM
Well as an Engi you want to build your stuff in such a place where it's hard/impossible for a demo to fire stickies at it without getting shot by your sentry. If that's not possible the best way to deal with a demo trying to kill your stuff from around a corner is to charge out there after him. A demo with his sticky launcher out is pretty vulnerable to a close range shotgun attack. They have to either try to melee you (which takes time to switch weapons giving you at least 1 free shotgun blast on them) or attack you at close range with explosives that will likely kill them as well. Just pop out and shotgun them down.

Pyro: airblast stickes away when you see them.

Sniper: Not much you can do really if you don't see them coming.

Yeah I usually place my sentry somewhere just around a corner so people get a face full of lead when skipping through doors, that is when I get the change of building in. Most of the time the field is a warfield and it get's bombed by soldiers or demos while building it.

Hypernetic
05-07-2012, 05:51 PM
Yeah it helps a lot when you are playing Engi if someone else on the team switches to Engineer to help you build up your stuff and then switches back to whatever class they were. People don't do it in pubs very often, but sometimes if you ask in voice chat someone will help.

DaftPunk
05-07-2012, 08:03 PM
Want to play something with allot of explosions just so i can take and post screens in that new thread i made x3

magnus1969
05-07-2012, 08:36 PM
Rock Of Ages, I'm having fun with this and giggling like a schoolgirl every time I brake though a castles gates and squash the ocupant.

LTK
05-07-2012, 08:43 PM
Rock Of Ages, I'm having fun with this and giggling like a schoolgirl every time I brake though a castles gates and squash the ocupant.
So am I, but all the bits in between are kind of dull, to be honest. I'm pretty much through with it after four courses.

Scumbag
05-07-2012, 10:24 PM
Smite!
I am very, very bad at this. My fellow players like to remind me of this fact in rather unpleasant ways.

LTK
05-07-2012, 11:00 PM
Back to playing Amnesia, the world's number one first person run-and-hider.

Kadayi
05-07-2012, 11:20 PM
Just finished Machinarium (one less in the backlog pile), which was pretty enjoyable point and clicker except for the unpleasant discovery that CCleaner will delete your saved games unless you set them as an exception.

Tikey
05-07-2012, 11:29 PM
Just finished Machinarium (one less in the backlog pile), which was pretty enjoyable point and clicker except for the unpleasant discovery that CCleaner will delete your saved games unless you set them as an exception.

So that's why I couldn't resume my game!
Well, at least now I know.



AND KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE!

Sketch
05-07-2012, 11:36 PM
Isn't knowing in Machinarium the entire battle?

sabrage
06-07-2012, 01:04 AM
Just finished Machinarium (one less in the backlog pile), which was pretty enjoyable point and clicker except for the unpleasant discovery that CCleaner will delete your saved games unless you set them as an exception.
A common issue with flash-based games. The Binding of Isaac had the same issue upon release, as did VVVVVV.

alms
06-07-2012, 02:46 AM
Well VVVVVV has been ported over to C (or C++ was it?). I'd recommend managing flash cookies with an extension, set up a whitelist. That way you can get rid of tracking supercookies and junk while keeping the good stuff.

sabrage
06-07-2012, 02:54 AM
It's pretty easy to tell CCleaner to ignore the folder in question, but most people wouldn't know to until it's too late.

alms
06-07-2012, 03:24 AM
The problem with CCleaner is it just throws everything out of the window. OTOH if you don't do anything, a lot of crud piles up, and most if is tracking stuff. Obviously it boils down to how offensive one finds the idea of being tracked.

BTW I finished The Sea Will Claim Everything earlier tonight. The music's really pretty, the art kinda grew on me, and the guy definitely has a way with words. The whole thing is literally bursting with personality and charm. All in all I'd say it's a good game, one worth playing, in spite of being rather light in the gameplay department (it's not really an adventure game, lacks real puzzles, it's more a hidden object game/interactive fiction)

http://chrischristodoulou.bandcamp.com/

Track #10 must be one of my favorites, it has something reminiscent of Spirited Away. Or try #7. But everything is just beautiful.

Juan Carlo
06-07-2012, 04:47 AM
So am I, but all the bits in between are kind of dull, to be honest. I'm pretty much through with it after four courses.
Rock of Ages is fun provided you view it as a marble madness clone rather than a tower defense game. The tower defense stuff is kind of dumb and doesn't work very well, however I had lots of fun with the game just from navigating obstacles with the boulder, collecting keys, and smashing stuff.

They really should have just ditched the tower defense aspect and made it a straight up marble madness type game.

sabrage
06-07-2012, 12:12 PM
God damn, that last level in Majesty was hard. Either my economy was fucked, or I didn't have enough heroes to defend, or I couldn't pump out upgrades fast enough... But I beat it. Think World in Conflict is going to be my next RTS squeeze.

MusicMania
06-07-2012, 12:22 PM
Pokemon Black 2 in japanese (bought it at my journey there XD)
actually I am more smiling about the look of the new pokemons than anything else~ the ideas aren't getting better, but the "simle" gameplay still makes fun sometimes ^^

Drake Sigar
06-07-2012, 02:01 PM
Finished The Walking Dead episode 2, which in my opinion trumps the excellent episode 1. The group politics get more complex and their encounters are deliciously dark. Great writing with the multiple choices and great voiceacting as usual.

DaftPunk
06-07-2012, 02:04 PM
Finished The Walking Dead episode 2, which in my opinion trumps the excellent episode 1. The group politics get more complex and their encounters are deliciously dark. Great writing with the multiple choices and great voiceacting as usual.


Dat Finale.

Strazz
06-07-2012, 03:07 PM
World of Tanks
Endless Space

kstress71
06-07-2012, 03:40 PM
Just finished Alien Breed 2 and ready to push through to the third and final game. This game is so repetitive and simple. Why has it hooked me like this?

Voon
06-07-2012, 04:19 PM
Oh, my miner killed the zombie! Yay!

Now that's out of the way, time to move out the stockpile from the first floor to the second and third (planning to do that, just in case), make a still, kitchen and dining hall, expand the refuse/corpse pile and dig for a new meeting hall. Still trying to figure out how to make dem walls and I need to find some iron or copper, fast.

SlipOnShoes
06-07-2012, 05:59 PM
Finally broke up with Diablo III and now starting to dive into Endless Space. Only played a couple of hours so far, and most of that time was spent reading the tutorial screens, but it looks very promising. And all the love for the music is well deserved.

cosmicolor
06-07-2012, 09:22 PM
Recently bought The Binding of Isaac so I've been butting my stupid head against that without much success. Furthest I've gotten is about the 4th floor before dying.

Ravelle
06-07-2012, 09:26 PM
Finally broke up with Diablo III and now starting to dive into Endless Space. Only played a couple of hours so far, and most of that time was spent reading the tutorial screens, but it looks very promising. And all the love for the music is well deserved.

Be sure to research your military tech quickly first otherwise you're pirate food like me. ;(

postinternetsyndrome
06-07-2012, 09:33 PM
Recently bought The Binding of Isaac so I've been butting my stupid head against that without much success. Furthest I've gotten is about the 4th floor before dying.It's really hard, but when you get the hang of it it becomes... really hard. And once you complete it once, it becomes harder. It's very worth it though. Sometimes it might feel a bit too luck-based, since certain item combos just demolish the enemies, but then you'll need to catch the moment and actually utilize those combinations to their fullest. The one skill that is really important to perfect though is damage minimizing. Every bullet dodged is a heart saved is a room cleared is a floor completed. And so on. Patience is a virtue. Taking your time while clearing rooms with stationary enemies for example is very much advised. You've got infinite ammo, not health.

trjp
07-07-2012, 12:40 AM
Got around to playing Really Big Sky - visually impressive but the developer needs to play a few games and perhaps they'll realise that randomly killing the player for no apparent reason/with no warning in a game with just one life makes you a douchebag.

We moved-on from games where you have to guess what the fuck is going on about 30 years ago - and they only existed to take coins from people - in this case it's just futile/assholery of the highest order.

It's also developed in Multimedia Fusion which means it comes with all the resolution/control issues that particular pile of steaming cowdung always throws at you (better in this than some previous games but still capable of making the menus unusable or the game look like shit - your choice).

Scumbag
07-07-2012, 01:10 AM
Blacklight: Retribution
Considering that these kinds of shooters usually bore me to tears, I'm kinda enjoying it. Don't think I'll sink any cash into it however.

Tribes Ascend
Oh hai! I hear you like Doombringer Mines!

sabrage
07-07-2012, 10:54 AM
Well, shit. I tried installing World in Conflict today, but my computer isn't up to the task of maxing it so I decided to put it away until I have one that can. I've got plenty of other games to play that run proper anyways.

Moving to the extreme opposite of the spectrum, I went ahead and loaded up Ultima Underworld for the first time. I fumbled my way through making a Paladin, wandered around a bit, and then got stuck at the bottom of a pit because I wanted to find out the hard way if the ramp I was walking down cut off. I'm assuming there's a lot of moments like this? I can see why it has such a fanatical fanbase (especially amongst those who got to play it at the time! An automap? In 1992? Are you taking notes, [every single game that lacks an automap]?) but I keep struggling with the cursor not quite lining up with my mouse movements. Are there hotkeys to switch between look/grab/attack? Also, some way to move items into my inventory without laboriously dragging them over there would be really nice.

Anyways, I'll probably need to pore over the tome of a manual before going back, so I'm off to play something else that I've been cruelly neglecting.

laneford
07-07-2012, 04:23 PM
The Binding of Isaac, which is very fun, even if the sodding slowdown (ITS A FLASH GAME fnfnfnghghghghrrrr) is annoying me when it all gets a bit 'hairy'...

Fumarole
07-07-2012, 04:50 PM
Yesterday I finished my Napoleon: Total War AAR in which I make a try for the Medallion of the Imperial Psychopath achievement. I won't tell youhow it ends, you'll just have to read it yourself.

Today I shall be moving on to Shogun 2, a game that I have been waiting to play for some time. If I do an AAR for it I am sure it will end up on the forums here.

F. Lynx Pardinus
07-07-2012, 05:05 PM
I tried installing World in Conflict today, but my computer isn't up to the task of maxing it so I decided to put it away until I have one that can. I've got plenty of other games to play that run proper anyways.


I love World in Conflict--I've played it through 3 times. I think it's because the story is so tied into the missions, it's not the usual go forth and wipe the enemy from the map. I feel like I should feel the same way about Starcraft 2 but so far no go. In any case, if you can get the expansion pack for cheap, you should, it's extra story that interweaves with (not added at the end to) the main story.

sabrage
07-07-2012, 05:14 PM
I love World in Conflict--I've played it through 3 times. I think it's because the story is so tied into the missions, it's not the usual go forth and wipe the enemy from the map. I feel like I should feel the same way about Starcraft 2 but so far no go. In any case, if you can get the expansion pack for cheap, you should, it's extra story that interweaves with (not added at the end to) the main story.
I got it in a nice little budget pack with Endwar and the Soviet Assault expansion for less than $5.

RPSRSVP
07-07-2012, 05:15 PM
After 26k battles (10k if them in beta) I give up just last week on World of Tanks. That game makes me allergic to MMO and the thought of a grind. Also, was playing GR:FS last week, I cringe what the next R6 may be like.

Right now, I'm playing Rage, finally decided to pick it up when I saw a deal, just $12. Liking that game more than I thought I would.

Tritagonist
07-07-2012, 05:17 PM
Just finished Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The last area/zone was rather underwhelming, not sure what to really think of the entire game yet. Some of the areas were beautiful though, fantastic atmosphere at times.

Nalano
07-07-2012, 06:56 PM
Max Payne 3. My favorite part was when I got to shoot Jersey guidos in the face.

Leopig
07-07-2012, 06:59 PM
Dues Ex - The missing link. Was enjoying it but fed up now of going back and fourth through the same area for like the fourth time. Real lazy level design. A shame cause I loved the main game.

TailSwallower
07-07-2012, 07:54 PM
Recently bought The Binding of Isaac so I've been butting my stupid head against that without much success. Furthest I've gotten is about the 4th floor before dying.

I've had the most success with Cain. If you haven't unlocked him yet, do that first, then use and abuse him.

postinternetsyndrome
07-07-2012, 08:06 PM
Yeah, he's a real winner in the casino. (See what I did there.)

Anthile
07-07-2012, 08:09 PM
Yeah, he's a real winner in the casino. (See what I did there.)

You could say he's quite abel.

SirKicksalot
07-07-2012, 10:02 PM
Alice: Madness Returns is a shitty game but it sure looks good. I stopped at some bullshit timed run & jump part less than two hours in. I'm debating if I should push forward or not - I'm not entertained by the gameplay but the visuals are amazing...
I didn't like the original either.

magnus1969
07-07-2012, 10:24 PM
Got around to playing Really Big Sky - visually impressive but the developer needs to play a few games and perhaps they'll realise that randomly killing the player for no apparent reason/with no warning in a game with just one life makes you a douchebag.


I thought it was a hardware issue, you're right though, the sudden deaths are really annoying.

The JG Man
07-07-2012, 10:47 PM
The Binding of Isaac, which is very fun, even if the sodding slowdown (ITS A FLASH GAME fnfnfnghghghghrrrr) is annoying me when it all gets a bit 'hairy'...

Annoying, right? Now, imagine playing it where it running at full speed is abnormal. My laptop is bad and it should feel bad. I can just about get away with playing it. I can run VVVVVV which is good and I just beat it again in under 90 minutes, so pretty chuffed there.

...also, Sonic CD doesn't want to work on integrated intel graphics. This makes me rather disappointed.

SirKicksalot
07-07-2012, 11:45 PM
So Alice: Madness Returns sucks. The combat is unbearable. Wasted 5 bucks but my curiosity was satisfied.
Now Bastion freezes very often for a couple of seconds. Woe is me.

Drake Sigar
08-07-2012, 12:13 AM
Moving to the extreme opposite of the spectrum, I went ahead and loaded up Ultima Underworld for the first time. I fumbled my way through making a Paladin, wandered around a bit, and then got stuck at the bottom of a pit because I wanted to find out the hard way if the ramp I was walking down cut off. I'm assuming there's a lot of moments like this? I can see why it has such a fanatical fanbase (especially amongst those who got to play it at the time! An automap? In 1992? Are you taking notes, [every single game that lacks an automap]?) but I keep struggling with the cursor not quite lining up with my mouse movements. Are there hotkeys to switch between look/grab/attack? Also, some way to move items into my inventory without laboriously dragging them over there would be really nice.
Don't think there's anything like that in the base game. Ultima Underworld invented a lot of features, but it certinally didn't perfect them.

You're going to have so much fun learning how to speak lizardman. Bica sor'click.

sabrage
08-07-2012, 12:24 AM
^That's a shame. Like I said, the parts are all in place... The game remains eminently playable compared to other PC games of the era, but the wonky mouse movement on such a mouse-heavy interface is killing it for me right now. I'll have to poke around in Setpoint and see if there isn't some setting that at least feels a little better.

Edit: messing with the polling rate seems to have done the trick!
x2: And apparently the function keys swap between actions! I can't wait to dive into this with gusto, especially now that I actually know how to look up/down.

laneford
09-07-2012, 12:35 AM
Finally got to the end of Binding of Isaac... and got killed by mom.

Really quite the game, this.

trjp
09-07-2012, 02:19 AM
So Alice: Madness Returns sucks. The combat is unbearable. Wasted 5 bucks but my curiosity was satisfied.

I thought the combat was actually pretty good - it's not just a button masher, you need to learn how to deal with the enemies and - indeed - with the difference combinations of enemies.

If it has a fault it's that you can deal with roaming enemies in a lazy way but when you run into the set pieces, if you're not worked out how to do it properly, you'll get your shit kicked-in.

It was the thing which kept me going in the game tbh - when the levels seemed to stretch on forever, I simply looked-forward to the challenging combat bits...

sabrage
09-07-2012, 02:51 AM
Finally got to the end of Binding of Isaac... and got killed by mom.

Don't feel too bad. The first Mom fight is easily the hardest fight in the game, between the horrendous slowdown and the lack of telegraphing before the attacks hit (though some may argue the former alleviates the latter).

I beat Rochard. The combat somehow continued getting worse and worse towards the end, but the upgraded gravity gun a la Episode 1 did alleviate my pain a little bit. The 10 second loading screens following every death really started to wear on me, given that I don't really like the game much to begin with. At least the final boss was easy. Glad that's over.

internetonsetadd
09-07-2012, 07:47 AM
Still rather enjoying Blacklight: Retribution. I also got Outcast on sale at GOG, and I'm a little disappointed in the state that it was sold in. The available resolutions are ridiculously tiny, and pretty jankified on a widescreen monitor.

ado
09-07-2012, 10:10 AM
I've completed The Witcher 2 yesterday. The last chapter kinda pales in comparison with the first two; it feels a bit rushed and uninspired, but overall it's still an amazing game non the less. I'd even go as far to say that chapter 1, as a whole, is some of the best RPG content I've ever played. I'll definitely play this game again soon, just to see where the alternate choices take me.

Anyway, I'm moving on to LA Noire next.

postinternetsyndrome
09-07-2012, 10:29 AM
Don't feel too bad. The first Mom fight is easily the hardest fight in the game, between the horrendous slowdown and the lack of telegraphing before the attacks hit (though some may argue the former alleviates the latter).

If you are prepared (which you are probably not when it's the first time obv.), the stomp attack is telegraphed quite clearly, and the other ones are restricted to certain static zones of the room, which can be easily avoided.

Voon
09-07-2012, 10:31 AM
I'm now obsessed with building fortresses for pixelated dwarves. There goes 1000+ hours of my life!

Mohorovicic
09-07-2012, 10:35 AM
Does DF support the solo challenge mode yet?

Or at least base 7 challenge?

Anthile
09-07-2012, 10:45 AM
Trine 2. It's absolutely gorgeous but the platforming is still subpar, the combat is boring and the puzzles are hit and miss; often it's simply easier to just stack crates and planks instead of trying to figure out the obnoxious physics.


Regarding the mom fight in Binding of Isaac: You can actually instantly kill her with certain tarot cards.

ado
09-07-2012, 10:52 AM
Regarding the mom fight in Binding of Isaac: You can actually instantly kill her with certain tarot cards.

There's also a certain spacebar item that insta-kills mom.

Voon
09-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Does DF support the solo challenge mode yet?

Or at least base 7 challenge?

Dunno. I'm still new to DF, anyway

Drake Sigar
09-07-2012, 11:32 AM
Mirror's Edge is so freakin' bright.

Hypernetic
09-07-2012, 12:04 PM
I finally traded my way to having an unusual hat for each class in tf2! =D (No, I didn't spend any real world cash on any of them).

khaz
09-07-2012, 12:57 PM
Mirror's Edge is so freakin' bright.

It just looks so good doesn't it? Not enough games use colour that well. I hope DICE make a sequel (Without guns) not that BF3 has become this monstro success.

Drake Sigar
09-07-2012, 01:30 PM
My retinas are exploding, they should supply a complimentary pair of sunglasses with every box.

Hypernetic
09-07-2012, 01:35 PM
Bah! You don't really need​ retinas.

Flint
09-07-2012, 01:58 PM
What I feared, happened. I had a week-long holiday which obviously interrupted my gaming, and now that I'm back I can't seem to really get back into Dragon Age. And to make matters worse, I've become horridly addicted to Bejeweled 3 after buying from the sale some time back. But good lord is it some good match-3 action.

zay
09-07-2012, 02:02 PM
Mirror's Edge was a surprisingly good game. The platforming was visceral and fun, the combat was often good because it wasn't just about beating your enemies to death, the setting was cool, the levels were cool, the art style was beautiful, and the concept was original. Too bad the story was so disappointingly bad (especially because there was some real potential there) and the game itself so short.

coldvvvave
09-07-2012, 02:13 PM
I have some kind of twisted love-hate relationships with JA2 v1.13. I keep forgetting how bad it is this until I have all fancy gear and sniper rifles and how it's even worse when all enemies are snipers and mortar-guys. It's fun for a very short period of time and than it's like a second boring job with lots of recource micromanagment. Difficulty is all over the place. Enemies with half-broken pistols easily outshoot my guys with assault rifles, penetrate armor like it's nothing with regular non-AP bullets, shrug off bursts of AR fire while having nothing but a flack jacket and headshot me through a Specra Helmet next round, throw grenades perfectly while my guys throw grenades almost in the wrong direction, see my fully geared for night combar guys at night without NVG's, always detect first and interrupt etc etc. I hate that kind of difficulty settings. It's just unfair and stupid. Saveloadsaveloadsaveloadsvaeloadsaveloadsaveload. Thankfully AI is as stupid as ever.

Voon
09-07-2012, 02:32 PM
Damn, Mirror's Edge was short. Too short. And the story had a lot of lost potential but not that it matters or anything because I like to see that just as an excuse to do all those awesome parkour in a beautiful city!

Drake Sigar
09-07-2012, 04:33 PM
Indeed, finished it in two days. I was only looking for a minor diversion while I waited for the physical copies of To the Moon and Limbo by post anyway. Still, it sure was nice to play a mature game which didn't use a dirt brown palette.

airtekh
09-07-2012, 06:55 PM
And to make matters worse, I've become horridly addicted to Bejeweled 3 after buying from the sale some time back. But good lord is it some good match-3 action.

Yeah Bejewelled 3 is ace. The Diamond mine minigame in particular had me addicted to it for a week. So. Many. Explosions.

Bulletstorm continues to impress me; it's always nice to be surprised by a game. If the demo hadn't been so ludicrously short then I might have bought this sooner than I did.

sabrage
09-07-2012, 07:02 PM
I have some kind of twisted love-hate relationships with JA2 v1.13. I keep forgetting how bad it is this until I have all fancy gear and sniper rifles and how it's even worse when all enemies are snipers and mortar-guys. It's fun for a very short period of time and than it's like a second boring job with lots of recource micromanagment. Difficulty is all over the place. Enemies with half-broken pistols easily outshoot my guys with assault rifles, penetrate armor like it's nothing with regular non-AP bullets, shrug off bursts of AR fire while having nothing but a flack jacket and headshot me through a Specra Helmet next round, throw grenades perfectly while my guys throw grenades almost in the wrong direction, see my fully geared for night combar guys at night without NVG's, always detect first and interrupt etc etc. I hate that kind of difficulty settings. It's just unfair and stupid. Saveloadsaveloadsaveloadsvaeloadsaveloadsaveload. Thankfully AI is as stupid as ever.
I tried starting a game of this the other day, made it as far as the first mission: Why the hell do my mercs keep walking backwards? I wasn't holding down ctrl or alt.

Rauten
09-07-2012, 07:02 PM
Finished the main story in Escape Goat. A nice clever platformer for a while. God, people didn't exaggerate when they said that eventually it turns into SMB.
Then the extra dungeon opened, I popped in, and... oh, delightful, the very stage selection screen is almost a SMB level by itself. Quit game, uninstall...

Played some Faerie Solitarie, see what all the talk about it being some sort of crack cocaine was about. Well, it seems they were right, it feels just like the same brand of drug-aine that PopCap creates. It was fun for a while, but I have a certain resistance to that kind of addictiveness, so ended up losing interest after 2-3 hours.

Ended up installing BlackLight: Retribution. It's... it's good. What's weird is, at the same time, I feel it has none of that "realism" pretentiousness of CoD while maintaining what's basically the very same gameplay, yet it has so many weapon customization options with all sorts of stats, that... I just don't really know where it falls. Still, it's tight, looks good, the setting is just my cup of coffee (fuck tea), and the hiper reality visor is pretty damn neat. Will probably continue playing.

elephant god
09-07-2012, 07:02 PM
I play a lot of Frozen Synapse against a friend. We know each other's moves so well that we get a lot of Draws now, but he still kicks my ass most of the time.

I feel a little bad about it, god knows I've tried, but Spelunky never clicked with me before, but now it has. So I'm just now discovering the little fucker along with the rest of console land. There's some great reading about Spelunky on the internet, such as this (http://www.hookshotinc.com/spelunky-its-all-about-the-ghost/), this (http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/07/06/spelunky-and-the-city-of-gold/) and this (http://www.pentadact.com/2012-07-08-spelunky-tips/)!

coldvvvave
09-07-2012, 07:35 PM
I tried starting a game of this the other day, made it as far as the first mission: Why the hell do my mercs keep walking backwards? I wasn't holding down ctrl or alt.
Perhaps, you alt-tabed? Just push alt again and it's gone. Happened to me in Wizardry 8 too.

sibbo7
09-07-2012, 08:01 PM
At the Time i'm still trying to finish Skyrim.. i really love that Game but somehow i HAVE too pause it many Times.. i can't really play it through in one Session even if i had the Time.. even though i fckin love it.

Otherwise i'm playing some Retro Games atm like Planescape Torment and Anachronox.

Heliocentric
09-07-2012, 08:56 PM
I'm mostly scheming about my Solium Infernium game while trying to rest off my wedding reception party, mostly I am dispirited the by the un-fiendlike behaviour of my peers. Do i need to unite them against me to taste some true aggression?

Juan Carlo
10-07-2012, 12:38 AM
Damn, Mirror's Edge was short. Too short. And the story had a lot of lost potential but not that it matters or anything because I like to see that just as an excuse to do all those awesome parkour in a beautiful city!


Yeah, it's too short.

But it's one of the only games I ever remember finishing then playing straight through again right away. It very much leaves you wanting more.

squareking
10-07-2012, 12:49 AM
I'm trying to be a good boy and focus on one game to whittle down my backlog. Deus Ex Human Resources is on my plate at the moment, but I occasionally dip into Dredmor and X3 Albion Prelude.

Fumarole
10-07-2012, 01:22 AM
I play a lot of Frozen Synapse against a friend. We know each other's moves so well that we get a lot of Draws now, but he still kicks my ass most of the time.Join the RPS league (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuRAJ4fbok2wdDlhWmR5VFV6Unh4TXQ2R285Y3dIT EE#gid=2)!

Tritagonist
10-07-2012, 08:34 AM
Been playing The Witcher 2 these past few days, mostly around the Flotsam area. It's been a very conflicting experience so far. On the one hand there's the great visual design, nice writing, challenging combat, and the voice actors of the Polish version do a good job (I only understand the Latin based words, but it adds to the atmosphere). But on the other there's the lacklustre performance (half the FPS of games like Skyrim and Deus Ex HR), cumbersome combat, seemingly more QuickTime events than a Tomb Raider game, the quick-control sphere and full screen journal and inventory (this isn't a console!).

I'm curious to see how it progresses though.

Squiz
10-07-2012, 08:36 AM
I'm mostly scheming about my Solium Infernium game while trying to rest off my wedding reception party, mostly I am dispirited the by the un-fiendlike behaviour of my peers. Do i need to unite them against me to taste some true aggression?Bwahahahahahaah!! Just because not everyone is parading their troops up and down the plaza infront of a giant lady-genital-shaped tower doesn't mean that there is no knife aimed at your back. Are you afraid of the dark? Do you worry that you can't fight what you can't see?

Soon, my dear Frenchman, soon...

The JG Man
10-07-2012, 08:42 AM
Damn, Mirror's Edge was short. Too short. And the story had a lot of lost potential but not that it matters or anything because I like to see that just as an excuse to do all those awesome parkour in a beautiful city!

ME is not a game you should only be playing once. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that its greatest strength is in its massive replayability. Other than the time trials, there's also the no-gun-run where you try to avoid armed conflict for as much as possible (there is an achievement for it).

jnx
10-07-2012, 08:59 AM
Mirror's Edge is one of the very few games I've completed multiple times. It's pure awesome.

Voon
10-07-2012, 09:18 AM
Like Alpha Protocol. Never play those just once, but play them again and again. There's bound to be a new experience each run. Damn, where are all those yellow bags again?


Anyways, my third fortress have fared much better the other two, right now. Didn't fucked it up on preparation, thankfully and now, I just planning on an octagonal concentration cam- err... I mean immigrant quarters! Yes! Immigrant quarters, three floors below. Gotta get busy. And uh, gotta greet them nice immigrants!

Giaddon
10-07-2012, 01:25 PM
Max Payne 3 -- oh my goodness it's so good. The plot is terrible, but the gameplay is fantastic! Easily my favorite Rockstar game.

Tons of economic stuff. A good counterbalance to the Max Payne sensory overload. Mostly playing The Oil Blue (LOVE IT), Grand Ages: Rome (good!), Evil Genius (complex!) and Emperor (LOVE IT). Some Stronghold: Crusader, too.

I also have Space Colony coming to me, will report back.

SirKicksalot
10-07-2012, 02:27 PM
NFS: The Run is a stunning and entertaining racer. From what I've played it's miles above Hot Pursuit. Most importantly, the presentation is non-intrusive. I can just get on with the racing without sitting through hours of bullshit unskippable movies and screens.

Shogun 2 is... well, better than Empire. I don't think I'll mod it because I find the barebones arcadeish gameplay refreshing. I really like the campaign map, it's very atmospheric. I'm not a fan of the icons but I welcome the interface improvements. It communicates information much better than before.

Crusader Kings II - I jumped right into the campaign, no tutorial. I'm playing as one of the lesser Hungarian lords. First priority: I killed a bear. Then I assassinated my wife because her ambition was to become a spy master. Funny enough, one of her traits was that she was rubbish at spying. I invited a pretty lady at the court and married her. Now I'm trying to assassinate my heir because he doesn't love me and replace him with my younger son. I also want to have a baby girl and have a grand feast before Christmas.
I wish it was easier to override all those cumbersome medieval customs and laws.

Jockie
10-07-2012, 03:05 PM
Had a weekend of F2P goodness as well as a $7 purchase of Legend of Grimrock, which hrm.. I don't really like so far.. The combat is so basic as to be a real chore.

Tribes Ascend is good fun and I was enjoying mself immensely, until it stopped putting me with the other new guys and... well. It's quite a difficult game, but one worth mastering. The thrill of flag grabbing at high speed and being pursued across the terrain, bullets and spinfusor disc's whizzing past your ears is completely unique to Tribes (and not just because they're the only games with spinfusors).

Blacklight: Retribution, competent and quite fun with some well considered mechanics. Converse to quite a few of you though, I'm not a fan of the aesthetic, everything is so grey and the levels are really bland.

DaftPunk
10-07-2012, 03:12 PM
Finally got some time to install Medieval 2 with expansion pack,then mod it with Stainless Steel 6.3 and now i already have to go to work..screw this shit -.-

Sketch
10-07-2012, 03:51 PM
Doesn't NFS The Run suck because of the ridiculous rubber banding? I'm winning I'm winning by miles!

*cutscene in which I'm shown being behind*

I'm now behind? The hell?

Nalano
10-07-2012, 04:07 PM
Doesn't NFS The Run suck because of the ridiculous rubber banding? I'm winning I'm winning by miles!

*cutscene in which I'm shown being behind*

I'm now behind? The hell?

Yeah. It sucks. I've played a lot of racing games and no game was as bad with the rubber-banding as NFS: The Run.

Ravelle
10-07-2012, 09:47 PM
Mirror's Edge is one of the very few games I've completed multiple times. It's pure awesome.

The most stressful moments are when you're being chased and end up in a room with no obvious escape exit, manically looking around for ways to escape while being pulverized by a bullet hail.

F. Lynx Pardinus
10-07-2012, 10:44 PM
I picked up an X pack ages ago at a Steam sale and want to finally try it. It had "X-Tension," "X2: Threat," "X3: Albion Prelude," "X3: Reunion," "X3: Terran Conflict," and "X: Beyond the Frontier." Which of those is the best to start with for someone completely new to the series (and mostly new to the genre)?

F. Lynx Pardinus
10-07-2012, 10:49 PM
Mirror's Edge is one of the very few games I've completed multiple times. It's pure awesome.

You just got me to reinstall it on Steam. Well done.

Heliocentric
10-07-2012, 10:55 PM
I picked up an X pack ages ago at a Steam sale and want to finally try it. It had "X-Tension," "X2: Threat," "X3: Albion Prelude," "X3: Reunion," "X3: Terran Conflict," and "X: Beyond the Frontier." Which of those is the best to start with for someone completely new to the series (and mostly new to the genre)?I would imagine the newer the better, but to be honest, I'm still waiting for them to fix the interface before I'm buying any more of the titles.

jewba
10-07-2012, 11:35 PM
I picked up an X pack ages ago at a Steam sale and want to finally try it. It had "X-Tension," "X2: Threat," "X3: Albion Prelude," "X3: Reunion," "X3: Terran Conflict," and "X: Beyond the Frontier." Which of those is the best to start with for someone completely new to the series (and mostly new to the genre)?

I purchased X3 reunion and X3 terran Conflict a while ago and got really into them. From what I understand there isn't really a whole lot of reason to play the older titles as the newer ones are just the same but better

Terran Conflict is the same game as Reunion but with an updated interface and a large community addon put into the game, that's the one I started with. (I would say just ignore reunion)
This forum post is a great resource to get started: http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=162408
I personally used a newbie guide as I hadn't had much 4x experience prior to this game but once it starts to click, its a blast

Albion Prelude is the newer standalone title and a prequel to the next X game coming out. I havnt got a chance to play it yet but I do own it.

Sketch
10-07-2012, 11:39 PM
Just got into Darksiders properly for the first time and it's actually quite a lot of fun. Deep voices and demons galore, but with satisfying gameplay. Glad I started it.

arathain
11-07-2012, 02:55 AM
Darksiders is so silly but I find it hard to hold that against it, even though it somehow tries to take itself seriously. There's a decent amount of fun to be had. It's a bold enough effort that I'm more than willing to forgive it some irritating bits.

I've been playing some Crusader Kings II, some Warlock, and some Majesty 1 and 2. Thanks, cheap Amazon Paragon deals. I was worried that Warlock was a series of well designed parts that don't quite hang together to make a really engaging game, but it's starting to win me over. I do keep coming back to it. Majesty 2 is a series of well designed parts that just don't quite hang together, and I keep going back to the first, which has more character.

CKII is quite the thing. I'm playing as the Duke of Barcelona, which is a neat place to start. My first Duke is doing very well for himself, so it'll be fun to see how many generations I can hold it together for. A question: I've occupied territories until I'd successfully ended all the sieges for all the holdings in the county. Will it eventually flip to my rule? I ended up taking one of the two counties I'd occupied by ending the war as the victor, but that means I can't go to war for the second for 10 years without a hefty penalty.

For less cerebral gaming I am getting back to Serious Sam: TFE. I think I'm getting close to the end now, and things are really hotting up. I've discovered the joys of lobbing carefully aimed grenades into crowds of harpies. I think of it as my flak gun. Feathers everywhere! Dungeons of Dredmor keeps calling me back, though my last death was terribly ignominious. I got trapped in a corner by my drake pet, slapped it with my staff, and it countered and one-shotted me.

Goateh
11-07-2012, 09:00 AM
CKII is quite the thing. I'm playing as the Duke of Barcelona, which is a neat place to start. My first Duke is doing very well for himself, so it'll be fun to see how many generations I can hold it together for. A question: I've occupied territories until I'd successfully ended all the sieges for all the holdings in the county. Will it eventually flip to my rule?

When you win the war you get the territory that you claimed as your reason for declaring war. Occupying territories gives you a significant bonus in the war score but won't give you extra territory when you win the war.

The most efficient ways to take large chunks of territory at a time rely on having a heathen neighbour or creating/inheriting a title that covers multiple counties held by other characters. If you hold 50% of a the territory of a duchy for example, you can usurp the title for money and then use that as a reason to declare war, claiming all territories heldby the character you're attacking within the usurped title. If you win you'll get the whole lot.

If you're attacking heathens you'll be able to declare holy wars that allow for much larger claims. They have the bonus that other members of your religion are much more willing to join your cause, though the defender will get similar from their religion.


LA Noire
I'm.. conflicted. It's quite an odd game. Large parts of the gameplay are tedious or badly thought out. It wants you to investigate and use your head then gives you all kinds of pushes towards solving the case for you. The interviews can be incredibly unpredictable and there are some where the possible choices seem to have no connection to what was just said. The side missions are tedious and miles from anything you might be doing.

I do love the recreation of LA just after WW2 and the scale is easily on par with something like GTA. The atmosphere of the game is quite something. It then does absolutely nothing with its huge recreation of LA other than letting you drive around it at great length. If it wasn't for the ability to effectively quick travel I'd have gotten very frustrated with the amount of time spent driving from A to B and back again.


Gateways
Argh. That last puzzle. I'm at 98% and I've done it all except for the last puzzle. I love what the game does with the different portals, particularly the time travel. I only needed to buy 3 solutions and that was because I didn't understand some of the details of the time travel mechanics. I still don't know where to start on that last puzzle yet. It's certainly a big leap over the previous puzzles in difficulty.

Voon
11-07-2012, 09:40 AM
Today, all my dwarves died of thirst. The End.

I hate winter now. Fuck you, ice.

MadJax
11-07-2012, 10:17 AM
CKII: Am now the King of Ireland, as well as taken over Wales and parts of Scotland. Was about to push hard into Scotland (*Immature giggle*) when about 15 bastard relatives I'd accrued over the years decided I'd look better being violated by various sharp objects. (Interesting note: My cousin removed like 10 times, also tried to claim from all the way in Rome) Loving this game.

Binding of Isaac WoTL: Loving this game for quick blasts :) Only finished the *full* game once, really does depend on what combination of items you get throughout the game.

TF2: Staple on my gaming menu for an hour or two a night for senseless carnage

NS2 Beta: Loved the first one, but playing it at Rezzed convinced be to drop some hard earned on this, just wish there were more servers/players :)

DayZ: Not played since 1.3 so it's a bit weird getting used to the changes :/

(Not really a game I know) Source Film maker: Had this a few days now, still trying to wrap my head around it so I can fit in with the rest of the internet and copy every successful video.

Anthile
11-07-2012, 10:27 AM
I haven't played any CK2 myself but if it's anything like EU3, you can't just go around and annex provinces. Not only will that make the local population hate you but pretty much everyone will go "Dude, what the hell" on you. You need some sort of claim in order to make it even remotely profitable. The easiest way to gain new land is, of course, inheriting.
Basically, the longer a war lasts the worse it gets for the attacker so you want to occupy provinces as fast as possible and then blackmail your victim and take as much cash as possible.

gwathdring
11-07-2012, 10:39 AM
I reinstalled Mass Effect because I want to see how it holds up after a few years. I did this with Mirror's Edge a while back and my thoughts on it were pretty consistent. I haven't bought any new games this year, which has been great for catching up with my backlog (it's almost empty) and replaying old and not-so-old favorites for fun or analysis (usually both).

Tried it with Fallout 3 throughout the month of June. I think I liked it more this time around, but I can't figure out why. Not enough more to stop being ambivalent about the game. It's an odd one for me.

MadJax
11-07-2012, 10:42 AM
Helpful stuff

I had actually taken over Ireland mostly in this way, same with Wales and parts of Scotland. However once my King died and his son took over, everyone decided "Fuck it, my turn!" :)

Lukasz
11-07-2012, 01:10 PM
so i am taking break from deus ex HR wanting something different.

reinstalled BG1-ToB and installed after few tries Baldurs Gate Trilogy. ive never beaten SoA so this time i will beat it from start to finish.
wonder how long it will take me...

Im playing as a wizard slayer. male. thought about trying a paladin but apparently in SoA you just get a room as your stronghold. Fuck that. I want my own property.
not up to the challenge to plays as mage.
only just got to the Inn.

Anthile
11-07-2012, 01:36 PM
The BG2 Tweak Pack (http://www.gibberlings3.net/bg2tweaks/index.php) has an option that allows you to have multiple strongholds.

Mohorovicic
11-07-2012, 02:14 PM
Playing a mage is hardly a challenge; only in BG, and even then you just cast Sleep and kill everything while it's lying on the ground helplessly(yes, attacking a sleeping creature in BG does not awake it). Oh, and did I mention Sleep is a level 1 spell, has huge 30' AoE, duration of 5 rounds/caster level and has no limit on how many creatures it can affect? Only downside is that it doesn't work on creatures at level 5 or higher, but by the time you'll be meeting those regularly you'll be throwing Web and Fireball left and right.

khaz
11-07-2012, 03:48 PM
For less cerebral gaming I am getting back to Serious Sam: TFE. I think I'm getting close to the end now, and things are really hotting up. I've discovered the joys of lobbing carefully aimed grenades into crowds of harpies. I think of it as my flak gun.

The Serious Sam games have arguably the best balanced weapons i've seen in a FPS game in the last decade. Nothing is underpowered, nothing is overpowered and ammo is spread out just right. In multiplayer, the balance shines even more. Especially when you're playing co-op with FF on and it turns into a free for all in between a thousand monsters and your friends. :)

Drake Sigar
11-07-2012, 03:57 PM
I've just gotten Deponia in the mail and am contemplating whether to start playing it now or wait for To the Moon and Limbo which should arrive tomorrow.

Well anyway, the box kinda looks like Trine 2's with the pretty stick-button folder that opens out for review quotes, and sliding out between that is the actual box with the DVDs. The soundtrack and poster is inside, but I don't buy physical copies for extra shit (not counting cloth RPG world maps of course). I have no idea if Deponia is any good, having never read anything more than an RPS preview. It's a point & click adventure from Germany, what could go wrong?

sonson
11-07-2012, 04:22 PM
Brutal Legend would have worked better on the PC. Good game in parts-the design, lore, music and overall artisitc experience is magnificent-but the actual gameplay sections are pretty average and unwieldy when the RTS elements are required. One of the best creation myths I have ever encountered though.

Malawi Frontier Guard
11-07-2012, 05:18 PM
I have come to the realization that the entirety of the DotA genre is worthless. I'm not burned out on them. They're just bad games.

Sometimes a game can win you over with its charms, at least for a time. Character designs, tons of skills, complex build options, but in reality the games are empty shells and succubi, only intent on devouring your soul.

khaz
11-07-2012, 06:26 PM
Fair complaints but as someone who plays MOBAs regularly (HoN atm) a lot depends on playing with decent teammates/friends who know what they're doing. Dota/LoL/HoN are immensely frustrating games when solo queuing.

But I find people complaining about the lack of strategy/tactics in MOBAs as silly. Yes, the level of experience makes a huge difference and MOBAs have an incredibly steep experience curve but when it clicks, it makes a LOT of sense. It took my two years with DotA 1 before I reached an above average level. Only to realise there's an even larger experience wall to become genuinely good.

Its not a genre for people without patience. But its incredibly rewarding everytime you reach a higher level of play. 7 years later and the bar just keeps getting raised higher. I have a seriously solid understanding of team mechanics and am an excellent support player and an above average midlaner/ganker/solo laner (I'm particularly good with Akasha/Hag, Clokwerk/Pharoah, Puck/Bubbles in a solo/mid lane). Admittedly, there's a level i'll never reach (Namely when apm also becomes important) but that won't stop me from trying.

Nalano
11-07-2012, 06:30 PM
Fair complaints but as someone who plays MOBAs regularly (HoN atm) a lot depends on playing with decent teammates/friends who know what they're doing. Dota/LoL/HoN are immensely frustrating games when solo queuing.

And that's the primary criticism: The community sucks, and the games cater to sucky communities.

khaz
11-07-2012, 06:33 PM
I know its going to sound like i'm calling people for whining but I learned to play DotA in battle.net pub games. Which is the worst of the worst. I've lived through worse communities frankly and don't even get me started when I had to run a server of my own during my Jedi Outcast days (Dear god, the whine). I just put people on ignore and play on. My HoN ignore list is well upward of 300 people now, maybe even 400.

To be fair, the MOBA genre has never hidden that it is fundamentally a very competitive genre. People who play MOBAs regularly play to win which doesn't always bring out the best in gamers. I can see why casual players can't deal with that.

Nalano
11-07-2012, 06:36 PM
I know its going to sound like i'm calling people for whining but I learned to play DotA in battle.net pub games. Which is the worst of the worst. I've lived through worse communities frankly and don't even get me started when I had to run a server of my own during my Jedi Outcast days (Dear god, the whine). I just put people on ignore and play on. My HoN ignore list is well upward of 300 people now, maybe even 400.

Sounds like a frat where the hazing never ends. You're not really changing minds, here.

khaz
11-07-2012, 06:41 PM
I didn't think I was and wouldn't even bother to try. MOBAs are something people either play or they don't/stop playing. There's no real middle ground tbh. :)

alms
11-07-2012, 06:44 PM
The interviews can be incredibly unpredictable and there are some where the possible choices seem to have no connection to what was just said.

I've read someone from the studio said the three choices were changed to "Truth / Lie / Doubt" pretty late in the cycle and that created the disconnect. I'm not fully persuaded, but it can explain some of it.

gwathdring
11-07-2012, 06:44 PM
That's a shame. I was actually really starting to get into DOTA 2. It's an impenetrable nightmare, but a small amount of research and a moderate amount of practice has made it a fun impenetrable nightmare. I imagine with friends in a good community it would be a rather fantastic competitive game ... as it is I'm still figuring out how it works. Maybe I'll burn out, but so far I'm enjoying the sense of accomplishment. I picked a "class" at random and started figuring out how it worked and that's been saving me a lot of indecision and confusion. I'm a shitty initiator, but it's something.

khaz
11-07-2012, 06:48 PM
If you want, I can give you some tips if you're still learning the basics. Just give me an idea of what you generally play or if you prefer to try everything there is. I can offer help either way. But if you like initiators then you've chosen a tough place to start. Initiators have arguably the hardest job in any team fight, starting it. You do it wrong your whole team is fucked. 8 times out of 10 you'll lose the fight.

I'll just pm you Initiator tips if you want. Easier that way.

Rauten
11-07-2012, 06:55 PM
I play DotA2 with friends, and a day doesn't go by without reporting some jackass.
But when playing with friends, it's incredibly fun.

If you're learning the ropes of a character, or the game overall, I suggest sticking to Co-op vs bots matches; stats for those aren't recorded and there is no penalty for leaving early, so people tend to be much more on the mellow side, and sometimes you can even strike up a decent conversation or share tips while the inhuman coordination of the bot-team chainstuns your ass into oblivion.

Ravelle
11-07-2012, 07:27 PM
Why is it that MoBA games atrract these hateful personalities? Most people playing these games develop some sort of superior complex and everyone not meeting their skill are to be booted from the game. =/

Malawi Frontier Guard
11-07-2012, 07:54 PM
I was not talking about the communities. They do play a part of course, but I don't care if a kid online calls me a fag because of his own mistakes. Or my mistakes for that matter. The games are bad.

In retrospect, considering the vast amounts of better games I could have played instead, the countless hours spent in LoL and the couple of dozens in Dota 2 feel completely wasted. What does it bring me, at the end of the day, to play the same map over and over with a meager amount of abilities listening to the same voiceovers time and again? To beat some kids? To aspire to some kind of e"sports" success? Is this what I want out of videogames?

Nalano
11-07-2012, 08:22 PM
Why is it that MoBA games atrract these hateful personalities? Most people playing these games develop some sort of superior complex and everyone not meeting their skill are to be booted from the game. =/

Permanent records of win-loss ratios.

Reminds me of when I played APB. All the horrible imbalances and cheating and randomness going on wouldn't have mattered so much if your rank (read: skill) wasn't always visible right above your head everywhere you go. People in the top rank would rant and rave and curse you out if they somehow ended up in a game with you, because being in the top rank required a 30 game winning streak, and one loss would fuck 'em over for days.

Ravelle
11-07-2012, 09:37 PM
Permanent records of win-loss ratios.

Reminds me of when I played APB. All the horrible imbalances and cheating and randomness going on wouldn't have mattered so much if your rank (read: skill) wasn't always visible right above your head everywhere you go. People in the top rank would rant and rave and curse you out if they somehow ended up in a game with you, because being in the top rank required a 30 game winning streak, and one loss would fuck 'em over for days.

It seems like people sometimes forget that games are made to be fun, leaderboards and scores is also the worst thing that happened to videogames.

khaz
11-07-2012, 10:10 PM
And yet pretty much every game during the 80s and the early 90s had nothing but scoreboards or leaderboards. There's nothing wrong with competition in gaming. Sometimes games are meant for just that. Calling them the worst thing to happen to video games is just stupid. Hell, they're a basic building block of gaming and why people got interested in them in the first place.

Pong had a scoreboard for a reason you know.

MOBAs attract an extreme version of the competitive gamer yes but that doesn't fundamentally detract from the fact that MOBAs are essentially a competitive genre and many people like it that way. I'm in a minority here in the RPS forum which is fine as I understand very well why many people wouldn't or don't like MOBAs.

Heliocentric
11-07-2012, 10:12 PM
It seems like people sometimes forget that games are made to be fun, leaderboards and scores is also the worst thing that happened to videogames.

I dunno about that, but "friends lists" are the best things to happen to scoreboards, 1upping a friends score on Renegade ops or Orcs must die is sweet nectar.

sabrage
11-07-2012, 10:14 PM
MOBA is the closest thing the video game world has to competitive team sports. Think of it like a game of hockey, and the hatred makes a bit more sense. But if you don't like hockey, you don't like hockey.

Nalano
11-07-2012, 10:18 PM
And yet pretty much every game during the 80s and the early 90s had nothing but scoreboards or leaderboards. There's nothing wrong with competition in gaming. Sometimes games are meant for just that. Calling them the worst thing to happen to video games is just stupid. Hell, they're a basic building block of gaming and why people got interested in them in the first place.

Uh, no.

Games never had a permanent record that followed you forever. Winning or losing a game didn't get logged on your account, visible to everybody who ever played that game. Getting a high score wasn't immediately compared to the world's best. Pong never had leaderboards. That's a relatively recent occurrance, and damn it for being there.


MOBA is the closest thing the video game world has to competitive team sports. Think of it like a game of hockey, and the hatred makes a bit more sense. But if you don't like hockey, you don't like hockey.

It's the difference between street hockey and professional hockey. Most of us want to play street hockey. If we played professional hockey, we'd be stressed the fuck out.

khaz
11-07-2012, 10:21 PM
I'm sorry. Let's leave aside Pong then.

Pac-Man never had a permanent leaderboard? Asteroids? Galaga? Every major arcade/home game from the 80s? Of course they did, what are you talking about?

Kids trying to 1up each other on a Pac-Man machine around the world was a common thing. The advent of online gaming just made those scoreboards available to EVERYONE instead of just your local arcade/friends.

Nalano
11-07-2012, 10:23 PM
Kids trying to 1up each other on a Pac-Man machine around the world was a common thing. The advent of online gaming just made those scoreboards available to EVERYONE instead of just your local arcade/friends.

Holy shit, I think he gets it!

Ravelle
11-07-2012, 10:25 PM
MOBA is the closest thing the video game world has to competitive team sports. Think of it like a game of hockey, and the hatred makes a bit more sense. But if you don't like hockey, you don't like hockey.

There is nothing wrong with competition or a bit of smack talk, but making people feel miserable by booting them from the game or hating them for their lack of skill because they're new players is just plain barbaric, you don't see hockey players kicking their own team members from their team because they missed a goal.

I like sports, but just because the players are total dicks doesn't mean I stop loving the sport.

Heliocentric
11-07-2012, 10:25 PM
Holy shit, I think he gets it!

You are just a ray of sunshine today.

khaz
11-07-2012, 10:26 PM
I just realised I said the same thing as you. Damn it!

But the point stands that that competitive streak hasn't changed ever since gaming became a common entertainment form. Its always been there.

Nalano
11-07-2012, 10:27 PM
You are just a ray of sunshine today.

^_^


I just realised I said the same thing as you. Damn it!

But the point stands that that competitive streak hasn't changed ever since gaming became a common entertainment form. Its always been there.

Small pond and big pond are vastly different in terms of how those competitive streaks play out. Once you start going into territory where you're no longer part of the same video-arcade crew, there's real problems afoot. Hence the complete and total asininity.

khaz
11-07-2012, 10:33 PM
Small pond and big pond are vastly different in terms of how those competitive streaks play out. Once you start going into territory where you're no longer part of the same video-arcade crew, there's real problems afoot. Hence the complete and total asininity.

True. But the larger the pond, the deeper that streak goes. Which is where the problem lies really, you either go with it or you don't. Its difficult to find any sort of a middle ground in anything that competitive - let alone MOBAs.

Its like sabrage said earlier, you either like it or you don't.

Nalano
11-07-2012, 10:50 PM
True. But the larger the pond, the deeper that streak goes. Which is where the problem lies really, you either go with it or you don't. Its difficult to find any sort of a middle ground in anything that competitive - let alone MOBAs.

Its like sabrage said earlier, you either like it or you don't.

But there is. I was a frequenter of my local arcade - hell, I even lived in a Korean neighborhood and got my ass beaten many a time. But it's hard, hard, hard to be a complete ass to somebody when they're right there in front of you, not least of which because they can beat you up in real life. The competition isn't nearly as fierce, because even the most obsessive kid in the arcade had to eat sometime. The arcade eventually closed at night. Tomorrow was a new day.

Pull out all the stops, and you have a constant teeth-gnashing, hair-pulling dogpile that you have to actively ignore if you want to get any enjoyment from the game you're playing. Fighting against 40 or 50 regulars is one thing. Fighting against an endless sea of 50,000 is another entirely.

khaz
11-07-2012, 10:59 PM
Like I said man, you either do it or you don't. Its a difficult genre in the first place so you need to be practical all the time virtually. Its been second nature to me for a while now and I suspect ever since I started playing.

I can't explain it better than that. I just get on with it and enjoy the game the best that I can. But playing with friends/clans definitely helps, a LOT.

Nalano
11-07-2012, 11:09 PM
I can't explain it better than that. I just get on with it and enjoy the game the best that I can. But playing with friends/clans definitely helps, a LOT.

Which goes hand in hand with actively ignoring the greater community. Before, the most hostile thing I expected was the smell walking in. Now, it's more a constant barrage of troglodytes who haven't seen sunlight since Reconstruction. Sure, it's tolerable for those with the constitution, but... why bother?

Drake Sigar
11-07-2012, 11:11 PM
Trying to get used to the cartoon logic of Deponia, since the last few adventure games I played leaned more towards a realistic edge in regards to the puzzles. Right now I've got around 12 items in my pack, and every time I get a new one I attempt to randomly combine it with all the other items just incase.

Err, to early to say much. It's very nicely drawn?

Ravelle
11-07-2012, 11:55 PM
Trying to get used to the cartoon logic of Deponia, since the last few adventure games I played leaned more towards a realistic edge in regards to the puzzles. Right now I've got around 12 items in my pack, and every time I get a new one I attempt to randomly combine it with all the other items just incase.

Err, to early to say much. It's very nicely drawn?

It's out already? Last time I check which was last week it was still for pre-order.

Drake Sigar
12-07-2012, 12:06 AM
Yep. I was checking the status every week, and a few days ago on Amazon it was suddenly listed as available.

Ravelle
12-07-2012, 12:44 AM
Yep. I was checking the status every week, and a few days ago on Amazon it was suddenly listed as available.

Strange, the official website says release: August. What's going on here?

Juan Carlo
12-07-2012, 01:18 AM
Hard Reset's free DLC is out. It has 5 new levels, new enemies, and a new difficulty setting. Haven't played it much yet, but it seems pretty good so far. Worth re-installing the base game for, I think (provided you liked the base game in the first place).

Finicky
12-07-2012, 01:46 AM
This thread is awesome, so many games I hadn't heard of or forgot about.

Anyhoo:
Binary domain:
+Best story in any third person shooter (not that that is saying much, but the story is good)
Satisfying combat, nice art style.
-atrocious excuse for mouse aim (it's just analog stick emulation)
Great game, almost ruined by bad porting to pc, such a shame , but it's still better than all other 3rd person shooters combined.

Endless space: Was 63 turns in, the game tells me I've been defeated without explenation (I hadn't even met any AI ships or left my first galaxy), since I wasn't enjoying myself anyhow (it's just build order with bad UI : the game) I lost interest and uninstalled it.

Blacklight retribution : Still runs very poorly on my HD6870 for no reason, the netcode is the worst I've seen since crysis 2 mp (super laggy hit detection), and it plays a lot like cod.
So cod with bad netcode and a wallhack feature... what a waste of time.

Assassin's creed : revelations: my brother came over and played this for a few hours, I only played it for a little while but watched him play.
It looked like (and he said it was) identical to the previous games , same old boring chore simulator, it is prettier than the previous games though and supports AA so kudos for that at least.

Magic the gathering: duels of the planeswalkers 2013: Never played card games like this before , the draw seems in the different playstyles and strategies of all the decks. I get bored extremely fast of repetition so I don't think it'll entertain me past 1-2 games per deck.

World of tanks: I seem to keep going back to this game when I'm bored, it has a good learning curve that persists for thousands of battles, but they dumbed it down bigtime with the new crew perks in the patch.

Krater:
-random encounters on the overworld map are tedious and a big annoyance
-the combat is rubbish , different than in other arpgs, still rubbish all the same.
-towns have a great atmosphere, shame the dungeons do not.
-itemisation is super boring as is crafting
+the voice acting (mainly the accents) is entertaining

Shootmania:
The movement gameplay is there , very different from other games though but it could be interesting.
Only one weapon with no feel to it, not feeling much consistency in feedback from the shooting/hit detection either.
It looks nothing like in the trailers and runs poorly on my pc for some reason.
Not my cup of tea, I was expecting much more satisfying gunplay from an arena shooter.
The UI is the worst of all shooters ever made:p The ingame chat is full of players trying to make sense of it.

gwathdring
12-07-2012, 02:43 AM
If you want, I can give you some tips if you're still learning the basics. Just give me an idea of what you generally play or if you prefer to try everything there is. I can offer help either way. But if you like initiators then you've chosen a tough place to start. Initiators have arguably the hardest job in any team fight, starting it. You do it wrong your whole team is fucked. 8 times out of 10 you'll lose the fight.

I'll just pm you Initiator tips if you want. Easier that way.

That would be fantastic, actually. Thanks! If there's something else you think I should switch gears to try, I'd love any advice you have time to offer. But for starters some initiator tips would be ace.

Thank you. :)

kstress71
12-07-2012, 02:49 AM
Just finished Mass Effect 3, and I have to say it's an amazing game and great conclusion to the trilogy. I am glad that I purchased the From the Ashes DLC, even thought I feel that it's complete crap that it's priced separately as DLC. The content of that DLC is integrated so completely and fluidly into the existing story, and it is so DAMN GOOD, that I refuse to believe that having to pay for it separately as DLC was anything but a cash grab. If it was a truly separate set of missions from the main storyline, I would have accepted it as DLC, but this isn't like that. Frankly, what it adds to the game... I can't imagine playing this game through without it. So yes, I paid for it but now I can confirm that I fall on the side of the "FUCK YOU, EA" side of the debate.

In my continual effort to chip away at the backlog, I started up Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions. Very solid, fun game so far. Pleasantly surprised.

vinraith
12-07-2012, 03:56 AM
Just started playing Mass Effect 3, finally. By and large I'm pleased by the mechanical changes and narrative thus far. Despite that, what they did to EDI very nearly made me stop playing the game. I'm embarrassed to have anything to do with a game with that character in it, honestly. I mean, seriously, what the hell? Ashley's plastic surgery wasn't bad enough?

Nalano
12-07-2012, 04:00 AM
Just started playing Mass Effect 3, finally. By and large I'm pleased by the mechanical changes and narrative thus far. Despite that, what they did to EDI very nearly made me stop playing the game. I'm embarrassed to have anything to do with a game with that character in it, honestly. I mean, seriously, what the hell? Ashley's plastic surgery wasn't bad enough?

Don't worry, it gets lampshaded a lot and she doesn't nearly get the same male gaze treatment as Miranda (and also, thank god, she doesn't have the personality of Miranda either)

vinraith
12-07-2012, 04:23 AM
Don't worry, it gets lampshaded a lot and she doesn't nearly get the same male gaze treatment as Miranda (and also, thank god, she doesn't have the personality of Miranda either)

Still, yeesh. With Miranda, well, it was a character I never liked so I mostly never saw her. With EDI it's a character I actually enjoyed, so it's a lot more jarring to have her turned into that.

Anyway, while I'm talking ME3 stuff, is it me or does the new quest log suck? When you were in the middle of a quest in ME2 you could open up the log and expand the current quest to see what you should be going at a given moment, it made juggling several multi-part quests relatively straightforward. With ME3, unless I'm missing a function, I get completely lost as to what I'm supposed to be doing all the time because it permanently displays the first step of any quest, and nothing else.

Nalano
12-07-2012, 04:36 AM
Anyway, while I'm talking ME3 stuff, is it me or does the new quest log suck? When you were in the middle of a quest in ME2 you could open up the log and expand the current quest to see what you should be going at a given moment, it made juggling several multi-part quests relatively straightforward. With ME3, unless I'm missing a function, I get completely lost as to what I'm supposed to be doing all the time because it permanently displays the first step of any quest, and nothing else.

No, you're right, quest logs just tell you that you're ON one, not what it entails. Just remember: Priority missions move the world forward, but they're not timed. Some things can be timed prior to, so if you have other pressing missions - whether N7 or <Planet>, try and do those first.

vinraith
12-07-2012, 04:42 AM
No, you're right, quest logs just tell you that you're ON one, not what it entails. Just remember: Priority missions move the world forward, but they're not timed. Some things can be timed prior to, so if you have other pressing missions - whether N7 or <Planet>, try and do those first.

Good to know, thanks.

Sketch
12-07-2012, 04:54 AM
Yeah, never do Priority if you have other missions outstanding. Especially N7. That said there will be some fetch quests that become available before you can actually do them.

Oshada
12-07-2012, 05:13 AM
Miranda was so useful in Mass Effect 2, a hot Australian Turian Sentinel. My usual parties were Miranda/Mordin/Garrus/Thane/Samara.

On a completely unrelated note I once saw Yvonne Strahovski walking around Melbourne's CBD but I was in a tram :(

vinraith
12-07-2012, 05:36 AM
Miranda was so useful in Mass Effect 2, a hot Australian Turian Sentinel.

Turian?

Anyway, I could never see any reason to take along a character I didn't like, or that my Shepard wouldn't trust.

gwathdring
12-07-2012, 06:55 AM
I felt so sad leaving behind awesome characters or characters my Shepard had a rapport with due to the three member party limit. Party effectiveness be damned, I gave as much screen and banter time to my favorite characters as possible. It's a good thing I played a Vanguard as my favorite characters tend not to be built for going point. Garrus, Tali, Mordin and Thane (Garrus more so than the others I guess).

God I love playing Vanguard. I hadn't seen many previews, but I stuck with my class out of stubbornness in ME2. So discovering that crazy dash move made me the happiest suicidally aggressive bastard in the verse.

Nalano
12-07-2012, 07:29 AM
Just completed ME3's campaign for the second time. I find absolutely nothing wrong with the ending, and I still teared up despite knowing exactly what was going to happen.

Oshada
12-07-2012, 07:51 AM
Miranda has Warp and Overload, the same abilities as a Turian Sentinel in ME3 Multiplayer. Although since you just started playing ME3 you might not have known that :) Besides, with the lowered EMS requirements, there's no story-based reason to pick it up anyway.

Drake Sigar
12-07-2012, 09:04 AM
Strange, the official website says release: August. What's going on here?

*Shrugs* The official website says 'TBA' for me, while VGReleases is less helpful claiming 14th October 2011, and then adding in brackets 'it's out'. GamersHell gives the specific June 19th 2012 release for UK players, and I'm assuming most Europeans got it at the same time.

It's a bit of a mess...

Voon
12-07-2012, 12:32 PM
30 min just to dig out the topside of my fortress. Dafuq...

Now, I have to figure out how to make a well for the fortress before my dwarves die of thirst again.

sabrage
12-07-2012, 02:55 PM
The Binding of Isaac: Just needed something to play while watching Netflix. I made it up to the womb (thanks largely to Cain's gambling addiction) but I stupidly explored too many rooms and ended up getting down to two bars of health before the boss, ultimately dying on Womb 1.

Raiden Fighters 2 (on the dirty console box): This game is pure fuckin' adrenaline:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDBTj6QCoss&amp;feature=relmfu
Awww yeah

And I ended up losing a 72-minute game of League of Legends. Final score was 49-48.

khaz
12-07-2012, 04:35 PM
Raiden Fighters 2 (on the dirty console box): This game is pure fuckin' adrenaline:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDBTj6QCoss&amp;feature=relmfu
Awww yeah

And I ended up losing a 72-minute game of League of Legends. Final score was 49-48.

Raiden very good then? I've been wanting to try a schmup. Not played any in a while.

And yeah, those kinds of long, tight games in MOBAs are always cracking stuff. :)

Scumbag
12-07-2012, 06:25 PM
Hard Reset
Since there is a free new DLC for the game out I thought I'd give it a bash. Turns out I lost my old save games when my Steam folder went tits up, but since the whole thing is a nice short experience I thought I'd play it through again.
God damnit! I forgot how goofy the character's movement is. Before I did not mind it so much, but this second play through it feels horrid. Mix that with the fact the graphics are some of the most cluttered and noisy I've seen in years its not turning out to be the best experience.

Tritagonist
12-07-2012, 06:49 PM
Dungeon Defenders. It's a bit of a pain to do solo sometimes, but it beats getting kicked from every on-line match due to low-levelness. It's pretty decent, though as far as the FPS/TPS Tower Defense genre goes I think Orcs Must Die! and Sanctum are generally more interesting and better done.

Drake Sigar
12-07-2012, 09:30 PM
Finished Deponia. I was kinda disappointed when the credits rolled, thinking it could have at least used a longer fleshed out third act. Is this now a thing with these German point & clicks? The protagonist is essentially back where he started, having learned so very little about himself. Feels like the game is carefully setting up this whole personal growth thing with the constant mention of the main character's father and his mysterious disappearance, then says bugger that and throws in a last minute save the world plot instead.

Scumbag
12-07-2012, 10:28 PM
Dungeon Defenders. It's a bit of a pain to do solo sometimes, but it beats getting kicked from every on-line match due to low-levelness. It's pretty decent, though as far as the FPS/TPS Tower Defense genre goes I think Orcs Must Die! and Sanctum are generally more interesting and better done.

Agree with that fully. I found Dungeon Defenders to be rather poor compared to Orcs must die and Sanctum, mainly because of the rather lackluster multiplayer options and the fact combat lacked any kind of weight. While the guns in Sanctum lacked feedback graphically, they at least felt like they were doing something.
Going to be a little bigoted here, but it felt like it would have done far better as a console or Mac focused title rather then a PC game.

sabrage
12-07-2012, 11:02 PM
Raiden very good then? I've been wanting to try a schmup. Not played any in a while.

And yeah, those kinds of long, tight games in MOBAs are always cracking stuff. :)
Raiden Fighter Aces was an amazing investment. Three games, roughly 12 billion ships to choose from, and online leaderboards that aren't completely overrun with people much better than me. I managed to place 20th overall in about two hours of play. I like it a lot more than Raiden 3, which is just a bitch and a half and rather emasculating to boot. However: my number one shmup recommendation right now would be Rayforce (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RayForce), especially for a beginner shmup. The systems are very similar to Xevious. You can get it for PC via import or on the Taito Legends 2 collection that came out over here a couple years ago (TL2 also has the supposedly-excellent Gekirindan and Metal Black, but I've played neither myself, as well as Darius Gaiden which I'm actually not overly fond of besides the soundtrack. I think there's a few other shmups on there as well)

squareking
12-07-2012, 11:11 PM
^ Grid Seeker is also on TL2, which is super amazing. Gekirindan is solid, but not mindblowing. I think G-Darius is also on there and it's slightly cooler than Darius Gaiden. Metal Black is shifty/finicky, but worth spending some time with, IMO. Fun fact: Border Down on Dreamcast is sort of the spiritual successor to Metal Black.

Also RFA is easily one of the best shmups you can buy on 360.

sabrage
12-07-2012, 11:14 PM
G-Darius is only on the PS2 port, which consequently doesn't have Rayforce (though it does have the lesser sequel, Raystorm).

Sketch
12-07-2012, 11:24 PM
Just completed ME3's campaign for the second time. I find absolutely nothing wrong with the ending, and I still teared up despite knowing exactly what was going to happen.

Absolutely nothing is a bit strong, but it is much better than before.

Nalano
12-07-2012, 11:30 PM
Absolutely nothing is a bit strong, but it is much better than before.

Are you doubting my opinion?

alms
12-07-2012, 11:50 PM
Dungeon Defenders.

I finally got round to install that the other evening, then gave up when I was prompted to install AMD CPU drivers. I do have an AMD CPU but I don't want games to mess with my drivers.

I'm looking to pick up OMD this summer but only if I can have it for a disgustingly low price.


The protagonist is essentially back where he started, having learned so very little about himself.

Sounds pretty realistic to me!

Sketch
13-07-2012, 12:35 AM
Are you doubting my opinion?

Are you doubting...er...yes.

Nalano
13-07-2012, 12:42 AM
Are you doubting...er...yes.

Pistols at dawn.

DaftPunk
13-07-2012, 12:49 AM
Just started this morning Medieval 2:Total War with Stainless Still mod,i picked Kingdom Of Novogrod (Russia) and i started attacking those rebel cunts!

LutherBlissett
13-07-2012, 05:39 AM
Going to be a little bigoted here, but it felt like it would have done far better as a console or Mac focused title rather then a PC game.

I probably shouldn't ask but why Mac focused?
It's pretty good as an iPad game.

Voon
13-07-2012, 10:49 AM
Furries! Attacking mah fisheries!

Drake Sigar
13-07-2012, 12:15 PM
Yay, post!

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh154/AEedwin/games-1.png

Put a hand over Limbo's box and it just slides right off. It's one smooth mofo. To the Moon opens out like Desponia and Trine 2 so they can put some pictures and review quotes in it.

"I guess the music's kinda nice." - Developer's aunt. XD

Hypernetic
13-07-2012, 12:35 PM
So I went from being bored yesterday and wanting new games to buying a bunch of shit from the Steam sale and now I don't even know what to play.

I played the first few missions in SR3, but I'm not really in the mood for an open world game right now.
I played the first few puzzles of space chem, but it's too early to brain right now.
Next up, Binding of Isaac.

fiddlesticks
13-07-2012, 04:58 PM
Next up, Binding of Isaac.
See you in two weeks.

I've finished another playthrough of Alpha Protocol and I have to say I didn't really give SMGs enough credit until now. They start off weak, but once you actually spend some points on the skill they become incredibly powerful. The entire endgame was a breeze.

Not sure what to do next. I've yet to play Fallout: New Vegas with an Energy Weapons character, so I might just try that. Alternatively, I should probably finish Just Cause 2 one of these days. The game's a lot of fun, but I always lose interest about halfway through.

kstress71
13-07-2012, 05:05 PM
I should probably finish Just Cause 2 one of these days. The game's a lot of fun, but I always lose interest about halfway through.

I really enjoyed JC2, but only from the perspective of trying to 100% destroy every base on the map. That was fun until I discovered there was no way to easily find the few remaining items at a base that I hadn't destroyed. My completionist brain short-circuited looking at the map with "99%" values plastered all over the place.

SirKicksalot
13-07-2012, 05:14 PM
Sniper Elite V2.
The cover system doesn't really work and there are no viable weapons for medium-range combat.
However I have a lot of fun creeping around, setting traps and sniping people. I'm fascinated by the X-Ray view of bullets destroying organs and bones.

Leopig
13-07-2012, 05:25 PM
Dirt 3 - 4.99 http://getgamesgo.com/product/dirt-3

Hypernetic
13-07-2012, 06:38 PM
Haha, so I'm playing SR3 and Sublime comes on the radio and my guy and the other dude I'm with start singing along with it. Too cool man, too cool.

Nalano
13-07-2012, 07:05 PM
Haha, so I'm playing SR3 and Sublime comes on the radio and my guy and the other dude I'm with start singing along with it. Too cool man, too cool.

In SR2, every voice had its own song on the radio to sing along with, and all voices had an extra song in common.

Hypernetic
13-07-2012, 07:10 PM
In SR2, every voice had its own song on the radio to sing along with, and all voices had an extra song in common.

I never played SR2, I beat the first one though.

Drake Sigar
13-07-2012, 07:10 PM
So I started To the Moon. Inception meets the make-a-wish foundation?

Heliocentric
13-07-2012, 07:12 PM
Dirt 3 - 4.99 http://getgamesgo.com/product/dirt-3

Dirt 2 is so much better.

SephKing
13-07-2012, 07:19 PM
Dirt 2 is so much better.

Couldn't agree more although 3 was a bit better online.

Squiz
13-07-2012, 07:20 PM
Played the first few chambers of Portal 2. It's a bit fun, but I hope it gets better after the first dozen levels. I'm looking forward to the co-op play though.

And I gave Dark Messiah of Might & Magic a whirl. Still need to get accustomed to the controls but kicking guards into flames is really as fun as everyone says it is.

Hypernetic
13-07-2012, 07:31 PM
Played the first few chambers of Portal 2. It's a bit fun, but I hope it gets better after the first dozen levels. I'm looking forward to the co-op play though.

And I gave Dark Messiah of Might & Magic a whirl. Still need to get accustomed to the controls but kicking guards into flames is really as fun as everyone says it is.

My suggestion for the Portal 2 co-op is to find a friend who hasn't done it before to play it with (which might be hard). If you play with someone who's already completed it they are either going to spoil all the puzzles for you or just sit there while you try to figure them out, either way it's a lot less fun than the thrill of solving the puzzles together with a friend.

Sketch
13-07-2012, 07:48 PM
Couldn't agree more although 3 was a bit better online.

Get outta here, Dirt 2 doesn't have enough actual rallying.

Finicky
13-07-2012, 07:50 PM
Walking dead episode 1 :
As so often , ran like shit on my amd card (hd6870). (never buying AMD again)

It's also a lot easier than monkey island and more like an interactive movie than a game.
It's entertaining, but the voice acting is really bad, as are the animations (they even copied some animations straight out of tales of monkey island it seems, cartoonesque facial expressions).

Never watched the tv show nor read the comics so I can't comment on how it compares.


Get outta here, Dirt 2 doesn't have enough actual rallying.

Yeah, neither dirt 2 or dirt 3 have anything to do with rally, I wish they'd just make another Colin Mc' rae game and shove that gymkana and buggy racing crap up their ass.

postinternetsyndrome
13-07-2012, 08:17 PM
I really enjoyed JC2, but only from the perspective of trying to 100% destroy every base on the map. That was fun until I discovered there was no way to easily find the few remaining items at a base that I hadn't destroyed. My completionist brain short-circuited looking at the map with "99%" values plastered all over the place.A certain amount of hours into the game - well after I finished the story missions - I discovered the item radar. I raged.

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postinternetsyndrome
13-07-2012, 08:36 PM
Uh, wrong thread.

Hypernetic
13-07-2012, 08:39 PM
I smell a scam.

Ravelle
13-07-2012, 08:54 PM
A hotmail account too, not really a way to come over as professional.

Malawi Frontier Guard
13-07-2012, 09:04 PM
Hi fellows.

fiddlesticks
13-07-2012, 09:35 PM
That was fun until I discovered there was no way to easily find the few remaining items at a base that I hadn't destroyed. My completionist brain short-circuited looking at the map with "99%" values plastered all over the place.
This has been precisely my experience. Every time I start up a new game I tell myself not to go for 100% completion, because it's just not worth it. But once I'm actually playing I just can't help myself. Seeing a location being only half-finished bothers me so much.


A certain amount of hours into the game - well after I finished the story missions - I discovered the item radar. I raged.
Wait, there... there is an item radar?

...
...
...

Drat!

SirKicksalot
13-07-2012, 09:42 PM
JC2 item radar: Upper left of the map (http://mattplays.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/JustCause2-2010-12-31-16-42-49-57.jpg)

Gorzan
13-07-2012, 09:43 PM
Warhammer 40k: Space Marine: Bought on the warhammer weekend, I'm enjoying the campaing, but am particularly impressed with the multiplayer, being a pretty non-competitive player I find it quite more enjoyable than I thougt, and will probably keep on playing it for some time.

Deus ex: HR: Great game, but I'm starting to fear that I might've been too all-overy with my augmentation decisions, as I find myself having some problems on some spots.

SWKOTOR: I'm finishing this, I had played the second one but never this one so it was about time.

kstress71
13-07-2012, 10:23 PM
A certain amount of hours into the game - well after I finished the story missions - I discovered the item radar. I raged.

There's a freakin' RADAR?! Damn it! HULK SMAAAASH!!

kstress71
13-07-2012, 10:25 PM
Walking dead episode 1 :
I wish they'd just make another Colin Mc' rae game and shove that gymkana and buggy racing crap up their ass.

Seconded! Listen up, devs!

magnus1969
13-07-2012, 10:53 PM
JC2 item radar: Upper left of the map (http://mattplays.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/JustCause2-2010-12-31-16-42-49-57.jpg)

Not much of a radar though is it,easy to miss in a fire-fight.

Heliocentric
13-07-2012, 10:56 PM
Not much of a radar though is it,easy to miss in a fire-fight.

Its not really for use in a fight though, its wifi for secrets.

Kadayi
13-07-2012, 11:19 PM
Checking out MP3 atm. Goddamn it's a good looking game. Will be interesting to see whether the production values carry across to GTA V tbh.

postinternetsyndrome
13-07-2012, 11:37 PM
Wait, there... there is an item radar?

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Drat!My reaction exactly. They even tell you at some point during the tutorial, or maybe it was one of the loading screen hints. Yeah I think it was the loading screens. I always thought "yeah right way to advertise features that never made it into the final game". Then one day, I just saw it there.

A while ago someone posted here on the forums a link to a blog detailing the mistakes of JC2:s interface and tutorial. It contains truth. The radar symbol is tiny and blends in with the rest of the map, and the coup de grace is that it fades away when there's nothing to detect, so a routine scan of the hud for helpful stuff won't neccesarily reveal it.

Ravelle
14-07-2012, 12:19 AM
Checking out MP3 atm. Goddamn it's a good looking game. Will be interesting to see whether the production values carry across to GTA V tbh.

If GTAV has the same quality I can't freakin' wait to give that a spin.

Anthile
14-07-2012, 07:16 AM
Finished Psychonauts yesterday as well as the Hard Reset DLC. The former was great whereas the latter was really nothing to write home about. The story still doesn't get any closure, the main character still talks like a kid on xbox live and there aren't even any new weapons but at least it's free.

amusingthebrood
14-07-2012, 08:44 AM
Well, The Binding of Isaac is interesting, isn't it? One of the more unique 1.48s I've spent.

Voon
14-07-2012, 10:10 AM
Taking a break from DF and just playing Dark Souls in the consolebox, for now. Looks like fatty and spearguy's kicking my ass. And they sure know how to piss me off, flanking me. Bastards. Now I need to find some humanity, stat.

coldvvvave
14-07-2012, 10:21 AM
Just finished Alpha Protocol for the second time. Took me 27 hours, huh. Probably far less time than first run. I remember not taking pistols back then and suffering for it, worst mistake ever since pistols are totally overpowered, good for nonlethal gameplay and great against bosses. I also remember having a lo of problems with hacking even after putting some points into it, but now I had a dozen of EMP every time. Storywise some things happened differently, some characters died, some I ignored, I spared lots of people and in the end I only killed Brayko and Darcy. Albatross managed to die along the way, Mina too( I told her not to return and lay low, huh?). Then I punched both Yancy and Henry and left with Scarlet, I never rally wanted to take her with me but game forgot to ask. Marburg didn't show up, Parker left. Well, ok.

Sadly, we are not getting anything like thgis ever again. This game lacks just a bit of polish and quicksaves.

Leopig
14-07-2012, 10:24 AM
And Brayko is the worst boss of all time. Stopped me from playing.

Tritagonist
14-07-2012, 11:04 AM
Just did a level in PAYDAY The Heist. It's a little brainless, but it's a nicely looking and quick FPS fix that actually seems to have some decent squad AI. Or perhaps the enemy is just really bad...

Also spend some more time on Cargo! The Quest for Gravity - a great way to spend €2, though I can see its limitations. One wonders how long it'll be until somebody combines the contraption making elements of a game like this, the building elements of a Minecraft, and - because this is gaming - adds weaponry.

Squiz
14-07-2012, 12:23 PM
My suggestion for the Portal 2 co-op is to find a friend who hasn't done it before to play it with (which might be hard). If you play with someone who's already completed it they are either going to spoil all the puzzles for you or just sit there while you try to figure them out, either way it's a lot less fun than the thrill of solving the puzzles together with a friend.Actually I bought the game because I wanted to play it with a friend of mine who hasn't played the co-op chambers yet. Right now I am running through the singleplayer levels (I lost track of the chapters/chambers count, I just hit the part where the antigrav beams come into play). It is fun, but not as much as I would have expected. Somehow the puzzles feel less interesting compared to those of the first game and more than once I realised that I just want the chamber to be over. The whole background thing of Apperture Science et al. also doesn't grab me too much, it feels pretty tacked-on. But it is undoubtedly a well made game with lots of good ideas.

I've also played some more Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. What a lovely game! At first the controls felt a bit wonky and I had trouble beating even the easiest enemies, but since I got the healing spell I am much more relaxed in encounters and fool around with my opponents. Kick -> spikes (who put those up everywhere?), kick -> cliff, kick -> bonfire, kick -> other monster, kick -> kick. :) Other highlights include charming enemies to fight their buddies, icy puddles of bruised rumps, and kegs to the head.

I also love how the game rewards exploration and gives you lots of different possibilities to approach combat situations. The only bad thing I have encountered so far are the infamous poisonous spiders. I hate spiders in video games. But all in all I am very happy with the purchase and would recommend it to anyone who can shrug off a tricky situation or two in his action RPGs.

Drake Sigar
14-07-2012, 02:15 PM
So I started To the Moon. Inception meets the make-a-wish foundation?

To amend my earlier statement - Inception meets the make-a-wish foundation meets Memento. Really great stuff, I can tell I'm going to be thinking about the themes when I drift off to sleep tonight. Anyone who isn't emotionally affected is dead inside!

sabrage
14-07-2012, 02:31 PM
To amend my earlier statement - Inception meets the make-a-wish foundation meets Memento. Really great stuff, I can tell I'm going to be thinking about the themes when I drift off to sleep tonight. Anyone who isn't emotionally affected is dead inside!
Yeah, but will the husks among us still enjoy it?

Olero
14-07-2012, 02:47 PM
I'm trying to continue my campaign of Might & Magic: Heroes IV (TM), but some failed update causes all saves to throw you back to the horrid horrid U-play... Man, what was I thinking when I bought this game? Regrets regrets regrets. But they at least taught me to avoid Ubisoft forever more. And skip Diablo 3 as well. There's no way I'll be getting a game with DRM that forces you to be online and can kick you out any time. Blegh...

Gorzan
14-07-2012, 03:19 PM
I've just finished Space Marine, I'm actually hoping very much THQ can manage to make a sequel, seeing how it ends on an obvious "To be continued".
Also finished KOTO, malak's fight was tiring.

Serenegoose
14-07-2012, 03:21 PM
I've been playing spec ops: the line, alongside some planescape torment and shogun 2: fall of the samurai.

Hypernetic
14-07-2012, 05:41 PM
I've just finished Space Marine, I'm actually hoping very much THQ can manage to make a sequel, seeing how it ends on an obvious "To be continued".
Also finished KOTO, malak's fight was tiring.

Orc yelling "SPACE MARINE!" x10000 =D

coldvvvave
14-07-2012, 06:01 PM
HL2EP1 I wanted to go to that hospital. But I'm stuck at starting levels. god I forgot how bad the starting levels are. No guns, only super-gravitygun and Citadel. Killing millions of Combine. Alyx talks and talks and talks. Oh god this is horrible.

GTA:San Andreas I compiled my own "90's music list" even though I never listened to anything until 2000's. Custom Radio is the greatest thing. I shoved early 90's FLA, NIN, Skinny Puppy, Curve, Killing Joke( Brighter Than A Thousand Suns only), Sheep on Drugs, 16volt, Chemlab, Acumen Nation and some demo tapes of The Birthday Massacre( haters gonna hate) in there and I'm enjoying it all even though I understand how out of character I'm behaving.

Drake Sigar
14-07-2012, 06:10 PM
Limbo. I don't think I've ever begged a game not to kill me so much.

jnx
14-07-2012, 06:57 PM
Limbo is a great game but the ending is almost as disappointing as ME3's. Though ME3 would be better off with Limbo's ending. Think I checked an online walkthrough twice or so.

Sketch
14-07-2012, 07:01 PM
Eh? I thought Limbo had a great ending.

Voon
14-07-2012, 07:11 PM
Nothing ever disturbs me much about death than Limbo. And maybe Heart of Darkness but both games are pretty graphic when it comes to that. *shudders*

LTK
14-07-2012, 07:47 PM
Starting up Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light with my sis, because I was able to get a second copy from the summer sale. Co-op is pretty cool, but the way some obstacles can be overcome by dying and respawning in your partners place is stupid.

Giaddon
14-07-2012, 08:38 PM
Space Colony. A 2003 Firefly game with the worst box art ever?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/56/Space_Colony.jpg

Fortunately, the game is awesome. It's an economic/management game, (so you place structures, gather resources, and refine base materials into more profitable products) but the twist is that you are also managing the individual colonists of your base. They're predefined characters who want to be happy, get paid, work out, eat, all that stuff.

The setting is very well realized. You have to make sure you have enough power and oxygen in your domes, and a perimeter of laser guns to keep the aliens out. You also have to send a colonist out to blowtorch weeds that encroach on your dome and spit out MUTANT BEES. The map is completely dark except for where you plant a light post, which adds wonderfully to the menacing, alien feel. You set up a robot with chainsaw arms to hack down the plants you refine into your food, and a little flying drone will come pick up the nutrients and fly it back to your warehouse.

The only blemish is that the colonists have these terrible, stereotyped personalities. There's the black rapper guy, the gruff biker guy, the middle-aged Texan drunk woman, the Nebraskan farmer who can only farm space chickens (but do it really well). There's even a valley girl. It's pretty easy to tune it out, but it can be annoying.

Fun game nonetheless.

Tritagonist
14-07-2012, 08:48 PM
Still enjoying Cargo! The Quest for Gravity in short bursts of 30 minutes or so.

http://i.imgur.com/w4Ejc.jpg

airtekh
15-07-2012, 12:27 AM
Just finished Bulletstorm, which was a very enjoyable FPS indeed. Solid shooting, fun weapons and some crazy set-pieces. Wasn't expecting to like it half as much as I did.

Next items on my gaming agenda are Stacking and Quantum Conundrum.

Casimir Effect
15-07-2012, 02:19 AM
Still Empire: TW, about 70 hours in now, only 2 minor nations left (see if you can guess which) and the major nations are myself (Great Britain), United Provinces (ally), Prussia, Russia, Po-Lithuania, Ottoman (ally) and Sweden. I own all of India except Ceylon (UP owns), most of the Americas apart from 2 UP regions and 2 Swenish regions, and a decent part of Europe.

Just declared war on Russia, as they were getting a bit big in Europe, and finally the AI seems to have realised there's a diplomacy window. I don't know if it's because my prestige is about 5 times the next best or that there are so few nations left that things are simpler for it to understand, but finally the computer is using diplomacy. Except it doesn't matter now for the most part. In the AI turn after I made war with Russia (who were joined by their allies Po-Lithuania), the Prussians offered me money and military access for a tech - meaning I could go through them to attack the Po-Lithuanians. I accepted, thinking "Ah-ha!". Then the Po-Lithuanians offer me money and peace in exchange for tech, Croatia and Venice, which I renegotiate to just some old tech (they didn't even have Wedge Formation) - removing them from the war meaning Russia are double-fucked. Then Russia offer a peace treaty with no strings attached - straight up peace. Obviously I refuse as by now the war is on the best terms I could ever have (no Russian allies) but the fact they tried was nice. It's just annoying that the AI is 100 turns too late with this shit. I no longer have any real need for diplomacy seeing as my armies are veteren, my troop tech is almost maxed out, my fleets contain mostly 1st-4th class ships of the line, and my income is almost 100,000 per turn; ie. I can make a full stack army appear in a few clicks.

Still, great game. Can't believe I've had this much fun with what I thought would be the black sheep of the Total War family.

internetonsetadd
15-07-2012, 04:29 AM
Spec Ops: The Line. I went into it assuming I wouldn't like the cover mechanics, and I really don't. I don't know if it's especially awkward here, or if I'm just bad at it, but so much of my focus is dedicated to "slipping" in and out of cover that I start to lose awareness of what's going on around me and have little time to dedicate to strategy, or even make fairly basic decisions about how to proceed.

Now that I think of it, this is why I stopped playing DX:HR after just a few hours. Having my back to a wall for most of a game isn't a fun experience for me. The details in each level begin to seem extraneous and even distracting when so much of my attention is on finding walls, and my response becomes robotic, not adaptive.

I got the game to experience the story, and unfortunately I've also had a few problems with intel. Multiple times I never seemed to have an opportunity to review the intel at all. I was always either in the middle of a conversation, or a firefight. Reviewing previously gathered intel doesn't appear to be an option. In one case I picked up a piece of intel and died immediately after. When I restarted it was removed from the desk it had been on, and I couldn't access it.

I'm also not keen on constantly switching between weapons that never seem to have enough ammunition. The story is definitely intriguing, so perhaps I'll switch to easy and try to ignore the fact that I'm not enjoying the gun play.

Drake Sigar
15-07-2012, 09:47 AM
Limbo is a great game but the ending is almost as disappointing as ME3's. Not really. ME3's ending hurt so hard because you'd put dozens, perhaps hundreds of hours into these characters. Limbo is only a few hours long so any ending they gave wouldn't feel like a slap in the face.

Also, Limbo had an ending?

Tei
15-07-2012, 10:47 AM
I am enjoying APB Reloaded, playing the pvp areas. A lot of fun, but I am kicked out of the game every few minutes by PunkBuster.

Tritagonist
15-07-2012, 12:04 PM
Played a bit of the ShootMania: Storm beta. I really approve of the level editor! The movement is a bit wonky though (it slides a lot), but overall it seems like it could be pretty good fun.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMqpAqQrFUA

gganate
15-07-2012, 01:49 PM
Mirror's Edge. Awesome so far, great news that we may get a sequel. Probably one of the prettiest games I've ever played as well.

coldvvvave
15-07-2012, 02:03 PM
San Andreas
Just beat that infamous Wrong Side Of The Tracks level and it was surprisingly easy. Was I that bad at games back then? Today I even crashed a bike once and still completed it on the first arttempt. Back then I felt like only way to beat this level is to do everything perfectly, now I just cleared it no problem.

Vague-rant
15-07-2012, 02:09 PM
Twin Sector- 99p in the Steam sale and I've had my eye on it for years. I can sometimes be a patient man.

Very very rough around the edges, but there is a good game there. In some ways I wish they'd given up the pretense of plot as the game looks cheapest during the pre-rendered cutscenes. If they went with a qube type aesthetic/plot it'd have probably been less work, looked better and been more professional. In any case I really like the Glove mechanics and at their best moments it can be extremely slick. The puzzles are moderately good with a decent rewarding feeling on figuring something out. Its just a shame about everything else.

Ultimately its an impressive creation for an indie title and certainly something to be proud of, but it feels like it tried to reach a little too high especially being an FPS puzzler in the wake of Portal's release.

Rii
15-07-2012, 02:29 PM
Red Dead Redemption. Terrible controls and a UI that always requires more button presses than it should to do anything. Also I doubt that any real human cowboy ever personally killed as many folk as I have so far -- just reached Mexico.

elephant god
15-07-2012, 02:33 PM
I'm just very casually and slowly exploring the world of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It is such a versatile game. It can be played as a very tense and atmospheric shooter, or, while watching something else on another screen, I can patiently kill/knock-out (I'll regularly change my mind about that) everyone in a certain area, and then progress further towards that objective I've completely forgotten about while coolly stealthing around the place.

Also, I've started to dabble around Minecraft again, for the first time in at least a year. My god, how that's changed!

khaz
15-07-2012, 03:25 PM
Red Dead Redemption. Terrible controls and a UI that always requires more button presses than it should to do anything. Also I doubt that any real human cowboy ever personally killed as many folk as I have so far -- just reached Mexico.

I still found it infinitely more engaging than GTA4 though. I don't know if it was the story or the music or a combination of other ambience elements but the game world oozed atmosphere. I wish Rockstar added this level of immersiveness to all their open world games. The GTA games prove very divisive I find; GTA1/London, GTA2 and Vice City were brilliant in that sense. The rest I couldn't get into. :/

DaftPunk
15-07-2012, 04:11 PM
Still Empire: TW, about 70 hours in now, only 2 minor nations left (see if you can guess which) and the major nations are myself (Great Britain), United Provinces (ally), Prussia, Russia, Po-Lithuania, Ottoman (ally) and Sweden. I own all of India except Ceylon (UP owns), most of the Americas apart from 2 UP regions and 2 Swenish regions, and a decent part of Europe.

Just declared war on Russia, as they were getting a bit big in Europe, and finally the AI seems to have realised there's a diplomacy window. I don't know if it's because my prestige is about 5 times the next best or that there are so few nations left that things are simpler for it to understand, but finally the computer is using diplomacy. Except it doesn't matter now for the most part. In the AI turn after I made war with Russia (who were joined by their allies Po-Lithuania), the Prussians offered me money and military access for a tech - meaning I could go through them to attack the Po-Lithuanians. I accepted, thinking "Ah-ha!". Then the Po-Lithuanians offer me money and peace in exchange for tech, Croatia and Venice, which I renegotiate to just some old tech (they didn't even have Wedge Formation) - removing them from the war meaning Russia are double-fucked. Then Russia offer a peace treaty with no strings attached - straight up peace. Obviously I refuse as by now the war is on the best terms I could ever have (no Russian allies) but the fact they tried was nice. It's just annoying that the AI is 100 turns too late with this shit. I no longer have any real need for diplomacy seeing as my armies are veteren, my troop tech is almost maxed out, my fleets contain mostly 1st-4th class ships of the line, and my income is almost 100,000 per turn; ie. I can make a full stack army appear in a few clicks.

Still, great game. Can't believe I've had this much fun with what I thought would be the black sheep of the Total War family.


Beware of the all mighty Russia! I'm currently playing as them in Medieval 2 with SS mod,and i am slowly preparing army to start taking other nations,i think Lithuania will be my first victim! buahaha :v

Rii
15-07-2012, 04:42 PM
I still found it infinitely more engaging than GTA4 though. I don't know if it was the story or the music or a combination of other ambience elements but the game world oozed atmosphere. I wish Rockstar added this level of immersiveness to all their open world games. The GTA games prove very divisive I find; GTA1/London, GTA2 and Vice City were brilliant in that sense. The rest I couldn't get into. :/

I agree that the atmosphere is phenomenal. Indeed, for me it makes all the difference. I never got into GTA because, well, I don't fancy myself as a thug/criminal. I guess that's why I mentioned the body count in my previous post -- I'd rather it wasn't like that. But I guess it doesn't seem as objectionable to me here as I'm seeing it through various layers of mythology anyway so that it seems more like slaying Orcs in a fantasy game.

Sketch
15-07-2012, 05:11 PM
Eva in Peril is possibly one of the best side quests ever. And Strange Man. You'll know exactly what I mean when you play them. RDR is such a brilliant games, it's a shame it's not on PC too.

Flint
15-07-2012, 05:41 PM
Currently splitting my gaming time in half.

On one side, Saint's Row 3. So, so much fun. It's basically GTA3 - my favourite GTA - turned up to eleven in every way. Except in music, but the mixtape idea is so good all sandbox games with radio stations should adopt it from now on. It's funny, it's zany, the mechanics are good, there's certainly plenty to do, the customisation's great and pretty much an all-around excellent sandbox adventure.

On the other side, Tribes: Ascend. I'm not a huge multiplayer person but every now and then I do get the desire for it, and the scifi style of Tribes mixed with it being F2P made it a pretty comfortable thing to try. I'm really enjoying it, and I haven't even dared to wander outside the team deathmatch mode yet. Can imagine it only gets better once I get involved with the other modes. Unlocking speed seems rather painfully slow, even with the Steam Starter Pack boost (which I got from the sales), but on the other hand I've been pretty happy with the standard load-out for the class I currently play so *shrug*.

LTK
15-07-2012, 06:50 PM
Also, I've started to dabble around Minecraft again, for the first time in at least a year. My god, how that's changed!
What's the last version you played? After around version 1.1 I just got bored with how routine I was playing the game, and my creative spark for building was sapped completely as well. Even in my Hardcore game I was so ridiculously succesful that it didn't feel like the world was at stake at all. So I quit Minecraft cold turkey - no playing the game, no posting on the forum, no reading the wiki, no reading the patch notes - until it got sufficiently changed that it'd cease boring me. So I'm wondering: has that happened yet?

DaftPunk
15-07-2012, 08:09 PM
Fuck me,was playing game for over an hour in Medieval 2 and didn't saved,suddenly i was back to the desktop,with no error screens or anything similar.


:'(

TillEulenspiegel
15-07-2012, 09:50 PM
Inspired by a lack of real football going on, I'm getting seriously into Football Manager 2012 for the first time. It's a unique experience to play in Germany with a database mod (http://www.meistertrainerforum.de/index.php/topic,13782.0.html) that opens up the lower leagues, because unlike Spain, your reserve team is part of the normal league structure and you can directly control them. (Without mods, you can still do this with Bremen or Stuttgart.) Get your reserves promoted to the second division and they'll be an excellent feeder team for your younger players who need match experience but aren't ready for the first team. If you want the optimal youth development process, that's probably how to do it.

Fumarole
15-07-2012, 09:54 PM
Fuck me,was playing game for over an hour in Medieval 2 and didn't saved,suddenly i was back to the desktop,with no error screens or anything similar.


:'(I believe the game autosaves at the end of each turn by default.

DaftPunk
15-07-2012, 09:57 PM
I believe the game autosaves at the end of each turn by default.


I noticed that yes,i had my first major fight in game against Lithuanian general,tough battle it was but i won at the end,with major casualties -.-

neema_t
15-07-2012, 10:00 PM
Right now I'm playing Steam, where I explore until I find something that either interests me or that I forgot I wanted, then I check the price and decide whether I want it or not.

In a more general sense: BF3 (though less than before), MGS: Peace Walker, Cargo: The Search For Gravity (what an excellent game that turned out to be!) and I intend to start playing Payday: The Heist from now on after having spent a handful of minutes on it for the first time today.