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    Sticky: What about Lucifer? The mechanics itself were...

    What about Lucifer? The mechanics itself were kind of "meh", but the experience and the scenery were amazing.
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    Sticky: Was enjoying Dragon Age 2 up until the act 3...

    Was enjoying Dragon Age 2 up until the act 3 Sebastian quest that is apparently un-completable with the latest patch. Bioware's solution is "just reinstall the game and don't patch it"

    Yeah, all...
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    Well, in all fairness, we just recently had a...

    Well, in all fairness, we just recently had a long discussion involving multiple people saying info from 3 years ago counts as spoilers, so it technically counts...
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    This may be a first for Arcen. Well, second,...

    This may be a first for Arcen. Well, second, since AI War was okay.

    And saw it on GoG this morning, looks good and so far the impressions here intrigue me. I'll probably still wait for a TB video,...
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    Its a very complicated subject. Brad Wardell...

    Its a very complicated subject. Brad Wardell (Frogboy) of Stardock used to go into it in a fair amount of detail on his blog in years past, and GalCiv 2 probably still has the most "realistic" AI of...
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    In theory, I agree. In practice: If...

    In theory, I agree. In practice:

    If quantitative grading (problem 1 is worth X points) it really makes no difference and just sets the mark for passing (from my experience talking with Europeans,...
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    9 is "really really good" 8 is "good/a bit above...

    9 is "really really good"
    8 is "good/a bit above average"
    7 is "okay, but flawed"
    6 or below tends to be "Fuck off"

    Seriously, most of the major review sites essentially follow that (it is...
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    It isn't that easy as this is a fairly standard...

    It isn't that easy as this is a fairly standard practice.

    And forming a union also doesn't work too well since there are a LOT more people who want to "make games" than there are jobs doing it....
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    And as "humorous" as that is, the problem is that...

    And as "humorous" as that is, the problem is that sites like metacritic and everyone else will still take it seriously and the like, which can actually hurt developers as many of them have...
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    It is the Reddit mentality. Don't provide any...

    It is the Reddit mentality. Don't provide any context, just an inflammatory topic heading.


    Of course it is a non-linear scale. So is Metacritic. So is the industry

    This is why Adam Sessler...
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    Sen's Fortress is a bit of a slog if you don't...

    Sen's Fortress is a bit of a slog if you don't know about the bonfire, but Anor Londo isn't bad. Either set the spinny bridge thing to let you run straight there from the first bonfire or use the one...
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    I'll definitely agree that the archers are the...

    I'll definitely agree that the archers are the only fundamentally dicky and frustrating part of the game (and, even then, once you understand them they aren't bad. They are just pure hell the first...
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    Heh In all fairness, I think they shot...

    Heh

    In all fairness, I think they shot themselves in the foot on that one with allowing a 360 version (I wonder how that is selling though). Buying a console for a multiplayer game is a pretty...
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    Yeah, sort of like that

    Yeah, sort of like that
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    You know what is smaller than an in-lined gif? A...

    You know what is smaller than an in-lined gif? A link to something I can watch if I care or not. Just because some moron thinks ninety million gifs are "fun and witty" doesn't mean I do.

    And...
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    Well, I was more replying to the "Batman is only...

    Well, I was more replying to the "Batman is only good for his villains" comment, but yeah.
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    I don't think its so much that DC writes Mary...

    I don't think its so much that DC writes Mary Sues. It is just that their characters tend to BE the cape, whereas Marvel tends to write the person who just happens to wear a cape.

    In all fairness,...
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    I never really had too many problems there, but...

    I never really had too many problems there, but yeah, I wasn't a fan of that mechanic either. Although, just getting cursed will probably work well enough, especially since the boss isn't one where...
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    Yes. Last week's episode happened concurrently...

    Yes. Last week's episode happened concurrently with the movie and built on the plot twists and this one happens essentially a few hours after the meat and potatoes of said film.
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    Watched this week's Agents of SHIELD. Not as good...

    Watched this week's Agents of SHIELD. Not as good as last week, but I am still enjoying the show. Again, don't highlight unless you have seen Captain America 2 (or don't care):

    It looks like The...
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    Even easier (NG) strategy: Iron Flesh, and just...

    Even easier (NG) strategy: Iron Flesh, and just walk up and smack him a few times.

    Admittedly, that works with the vast majority of the bosses...
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    You have a trend of calling it cheap the moment...

    You have a trend of calling it cheap the moment you get frustrated...

    No, it is just that you are better at the game by this point. If you played Demon, pretty much all of Dark would be a cakewalk...
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    I am not particularly good at parrying, but there...

    I am not particularly good at parrying, but there is a pretty good video on youtube that teaches the fundamentals and, if memory serves, went into a fair amount of detail on how to "parry" archers...
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    My point was more that Civ5 disabled a lot of the...

    My point was more that Civ5 disabled a lot of the stuff that was in Civ4, but it came back in expansions. So there were definitely some gaps.
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    I think because modern strategy game devs just...

    I think because modern strategy game devs just take the approach of "If you want the real game, play online"
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