No, I'm gonna play it at some point. I just wanted to know if this was one of those games that went down to $2.50 or something regularly like Just Cause 2, in which case I could probably wait.
Age of Empires 2: Hip Dysplasia. I'm not sure what I expected but it's rather difficult to not fall asleep during the incredibly tedious tutorial.
I'm not sure who they're aiming it at - massively stupid people I suspect.
In the same way Doctors have an annoying habit of talking to everyone as if they're mentally feeble - maybe it's a natural "I'm the guy who knows stuff - I'll talk down to everyone" itis...
If you have games they're creditted for the discount - once you have 2-3 it's really just "buy the rest" time - even the crap ones (Dragonshard).
Red Orchestra 2 for the free weekend so I can take advantage of servers actually having players.
* historical settings and characters with a story written to entwine fact with fiction in a way which can be pretty cool; see 'Baroque Cycle'.
And Planescape Torment is easily worth that price, and doesn't tend to get lower as an individual game.
More Dota 2 as of late. Great fun with one or two friends while on Skype/Raidcall, utter horrible shite otherwise. Seems like some things never change.
Just killed Benny 70 hours into New Vegas and I still haven't even explored a quarter of what the game has to offer. He walked around a corner right into the loving embrace of my hunting revolver, took three shots center mass, and went flying back against the wall like he'd just been shot out of a cannon. That guy is dead as shit.
I wonder if Cass calls you out on that if not 30 minutes ago you responded to her idea of an assassination against the two people who'd killed her employees, with 'nah, let's gather some evidence and get them arrested instead.'
Ah who cares, I'm serving her up for dinner anyway.
Finished the Darkness 2 yesterday. A cool but short game (which is good given my backlog).
No back to Dark souls, starting Anor Londo.
If you want more Darkness 2, be sure to check out the Vendetta mode, which is a parallel story to the main game with new locations and characters. I found the samurai guy to be particularly fun.
Okami on the PS2
Okamiden on the DS
My PS3 has been abandoned for a little while and my dad got me taking another peek in Azeroth on my PC...
Way too little time to play though.
I think I might have finally found something in Guild Wars 2 which suits me - I started a Norn Protector and hammered the whole first 5 levels in one sitting - I only quit because I was falling asleep and it was 4:30am
Ironically I think it clicked for 2 reasons
1 - the story/location for the Norn is less twee than the Charr, Sylvari and Asura - not much but enough to make me read the dialog instead of skipping it
2 - less walking - more teleports locally - and the quests seemed to stack-up perfectly with events always happened as I was questing meaning even less travel required
3 - PEOPLE PLAYING - yes - REAL people!
It might also be because it seems to do what AoC did which kept my attention there. When I swing a weapon, EVERYTHING in-front or around me takes damage! That's how it should be done.
It also seems to have a bit of the 'your ability to take damage gives health to others' stuff I also like - my favourite solo levelling in WoW was a Paladin geared to just suck life out of everything around me. Aggro a whole area and AOE/leech it all to death - superfun!
Still not conviced I'm in a game set in a world - it feels like a collection of areas and not a 'place' - but then so did AoC...
I'm astonished how much new shit I keep finding in this game even when essentially retracing steps. Like how you can do exactly the same quests but just in a slightly different order, or work for another faction for a bit, and the dialogue will be about 30% different anyway even though the choices and options are exactly the same.
And it's totally seamless as well. You can go wherever you want, talk to whoever you like, treat people as you please, right from the off, and everything still falls into place in spite of how absolutely massive the calculations must have to be across the board to make that work. I've gone from being a sort of neutral good character to a ruthless business man without even registering it, and everything in the game has just fallen into place around that. My perks and specs allow me to cater to it, the main quest line gives me the opportunity to pursue the two in tandem, other factions' attitudes towards me have altered accordingly, dialogue options recognize it as well, and so on.
In terms of pure role playing, in the sense of literally playing a role, there's not a game comes close in terms of what it both offers and delivers in my opinion.
Played Lume. It's not very long (as it currently stands) but the paper cut-out graphics are lovely and the puzzles are good. Not too difficult, although one of the locks had me stumped for a bit. Worth picking up in the next sale or bundle for anyone who is at all interested in "that sort of thing".