Page 13 of 17 FirstFirst ... 31112131415 ... LastLast
Results 241 to 260 of 321
  1. #241
    Network Hub
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    348
    I suppose that it would be a good idea to start chipping away at my backlog, though there are a few games that i'll be buying in the near future, namely:

    - Max Payne 2
    - Max Payne 3 (when the price drops)
    - Guild Wars 2
    - Bioshock Infinite

    That being said, some of those won't come out for a while, so I have a fair bit of time. Before beginning, though, I have a question. During one of those massive Steam sales a while back, I picked up the entire Assassins Creed series for a fairly cheap price, mostly because I love historical fiction. The first game, though, is really getting on my nerves, mostly due to the absurdly horrible save system and UI, and the kind of finicky controls. That being said, I know that the second game, apparently, improves greatly on the first, so my question is: should I try just skipping to AC2 and ignoring the first one, or will I probably just dislike this series in general?

  2. #242
    Network Hub SMiD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Langhorne, PA, USA! USA! USA!
    Posts
    390
    Just wrapped up Assassin's Creed 1 and Icewind Dale Complete. I started AC2 but discovered I had the same feeling going into this sequel that I did when I went from ME1 to 2; I strongly preferred the original. ME2 grew on me in a few ways once I got over the fact that it was a departure from ME. I'm hoping the same thing happens for AC Deuce.

    As for Icewind Dale: it's pure, distilled AD&D 2e combat. The storyline is pretty much inconsequential as the combat is certainly the focus of the game. It's not particularly horrible. It's just tedious. I'm holding off of IWD2 until I've sorted through PS:T as I'd rather not jump between AD&D editions.

    So it's AC2 on the MSBox Full-Rotation and it's a combo of PS:T and Fallout on the PC. (I've sorely neglected my Fallout save.) Still haven't spent a penny on games this year. #Keepingthefaith
    Game Library Completion: 212/246 - 86.18%

  3. #243
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,994
    Quote Originally Posted by SMiD View Post
    It's not particularly horrible. It's just tedious.
    The combat? Or the story?

  4. #244
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Heliocentric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    9,156
    AC1 is the beautifully crafted and novel game with the issues. AC2 is focus testing, more emotive and aspirational protagonist is far easier to like, the plot paints the Templars more clearly as villainous (something the ventures into parody in brotherhood) but AC2 and again in brotherhood the combat, buildings (and thus climbing), pacing and repetitive issues are violently better, but key is the stealth. Gone is the unchanging "head down" introduced is the crowd stealth which is satisfying and seeped deeply into my psyche (I can no longer standing a crowd in real life without bring aware of it). Horsebound enemies is also an awesome change (introduced in brotherhood?) even though it's impact was easily mitigated by the player.

    I need to say many of my fondest mass effect memories come from choices in the first game, many desired choices I felt that the later games had mixed results in expressing. I nearly always got to say what I wanted in ME but not so much 2 or 3. I also loved exploring in the mako, the time in the hovercraft thing in ME2 was such a tease.
    I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
    http://playingitwrong.wordpress.com/

  5. #245
    Network Hub SMiD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Langhorne, PA, USA! USA! USA!
    Posts
    390
    Quote Originally Posted by Wizardry View Post
    The combat? Or the story?
    I meant the combat (although the story is pretty generic, too); I find it boils down to simply surviving wave after wave of simple foes. Which by itself is not awful, but with the option to rest until healed at most times, the individual waves lose their challenge and turn into speedbumps. As long as I cast haste, I mow down enemies with ease. I can only think of a few fights where I was forced to pause often and figure out my next move. Hell, even the final (expansion) battle against dragon-what's-her-face was over in < 5 minutes as I straight out bum-rushed her. Honestly, the game could've used a few more spell-casters (ala BG2) to keep things interesting.

    Edit: Maybe I need to play through it on HoF mode. I hear that ups the challenge.
    Last edited by SMiD; 29-04-2012 at 08:35 PM.
    Game Library Completion: 212/246 - 86.18%

  6. #246
    Lesser Hivemind Node Jiiiiim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    755
    32: Recettear

    Not wholly unenjoyable but some absolutely awful design in there, still I'm glad to have it out of the way. If nothing else this Backlog is giving me plenty of practice at writing. Next: Deus Ex HR.

  7. #247
    Activated Node
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    47
    I finished Dirt 3 (skipping all of the Gymkhana events I could) and I felt disappointed. I loved the racing in Dirt 2, specially the rally, and I was expecting Dirt 3 to be more of that, but with less of the annoying presentation. That was not what I got at all. Rally races are short, 1-2 minutes short, and there's not many variety, which is a problem with the other race types suffer too. There are less locations than in Dirt 2 and less tracks also. And some of the tracks are even a simple combination of others. Racing in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia in varied environments was one of the attractions of Dirt 2, it's a shame that's not available anymore. At least I paid only $15 for it...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiiiiim View Post
    32: Recettear

    Not wholly unenjoyable but some absolutely awful design in there, still I'm glad to have it out of the way. If nothing else this Backlog is giving me plenty of practice at writing. Next: Deus Ex HR.
    It's good to know I'm not the only one who did not enjoy Recettear. I didn't like the dungeons for the same reasons you mentioned and what kept me playing was the store part, although after about 5 hours that became tiresome and not fun. After that, I moved Recettear to my "one day I might play it again" list.

  8. #248
    Lesser Hivemind Node DevinSmoth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ohio, US
    Posts
    540
    I keep wanting to get to Recettear, but I haven't found the time yet... one of these days I'll get to it, I swear!

  9. #249
    Network Hub ShowMeTheMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Somewhere in Canada.
    Posts
    205
    I swapped Recettear for The Witcher 1.

    LOVED Witcher 1. And I hear you can import your saves into 2. Awesome.

  10. #250
    Network Hub FunnyB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    233
    I've put Mass Effect 3 on hold for a little bit. I really like it so far, but I feel I haven't had enough free time to really get into it as of yet. I played through The Godfather II from beginning to end during last week. I give it a rating of..... "OK" at most. :D

    Currently, I'm looking through my backlog and playing a few games that I've already started but not finished. A couple of mission in Just Cause 2. Getting close to the final story mission in that one.
    Besides that, I played a little S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat, just to see exactly where I left it off. And I've also played a bit of Tropico 3.

    So, I've played a little bit of everything... :D

  11. #251
    Lesser Hivemind Node Jiiiiim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    755
    33: Steel Storm

    I'm the only person on my friends list to have actually played this, I think. I might be the only person full stop to have finished it >_>

  12. #252
    Obscure Node
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    23
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiiiiim View Post
    33: Steel Storm

    I'm the only person on my friends list to have actually played this, I think. I might be the only person full stop to have finished it >_>
    I didn't realise I had it until I read your review. _
    Games by ANGELINA - Experiments in automated game design

  13. #253
    Obscure Node
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2
    Id go with Arkham city, I loved the experience and in my opinion it was far better than arkham assylum

  14. #254
    Network Hub FunnyB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    233
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiiiiim View Post
    33: Steel Storm

    I'm the only person on my friends list to have actually played this, I think. I might be the only person full stop to have finished it >_>
    I got it as well in one of the Humble Indie Bundles. Played it for maybe half an hour, then uninstalled it. Talk about a huge piece of garbage. It was boring as hell and I was not impressed by anything in it. Therefor, I removed it from my backlog, since I knew I never wanted to play it through to the end.

    Kudos for sticking with it though.

    ----------------------------------
    I've continued with playing all kinds of games lately, and completed a few. This weekend, I completed VVVVVV (just the main story, not the optional challenges) and played through the second Saints Row The Third dlc, Gangstas in Space. That one was short but truly hilarious!

    Last night, I picked up Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity on steam, since I've been having my eye on it for quite some time now. Seems really interesting.

  15. #255
    Lesser Hivemind Node Jiiiiim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    755
    Exciting news this week as the developer of Steel Storm finds my blog and is unimpressed >_>

    34: Telltale Texas Hold 'em
    35: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    I AM PAST THE HALFWAY MARK

  16. #256
    Network Hub FunnyB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    233
    My efforts continue...

    I've finished Bionic Commando Rearmed. Freakishly hard at certain places, but such a great game! That last level was a real doozy though.
    I also finished the last Saints Row The Third dlc, The Trouble With Clones. It was.... alright. Not as funny as Gangstas in Space but better than Genkibowl VII. The ending sequence was hilarious though.

    My journey continues through a lot of different games, but I started playing Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive last night, and I think I'll stick with it for awhile at least.

  17. #257
    Lesser Hivemind Node Drayk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Europe's capital
    Posts
    573
    I am also in that quest to clear my Backlog, at least a bit.

    I recently finished Skyrim, Bastion, Mass effect 3, and Human revolution DLC.

    Attacking Magicka, Hard Reset and Batman Arkham City.

    I promised myself not to buy any new games for a while but I failed and bought Diablo 3 and Warhammer 40k spacemarine.

    I hope not to buy anything else for a while now.

  18. #258
    Lesser Hivemind Node DevinSmoth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ohio, US
    Posts
    540
    I promised myself not to buy any new games for a while but I failed and bought Diablo 3


    This alone is likely to screw you over as far as backlogs go... ;P

  19. #259
    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Ravelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    1,603
    Quote Originally Posted by DevinSmoth View Post
    I promised myself not to buy any new games for a while but I failed and bought Diablo 3 and Warhammer 40k spacemarine.

    I hope not to buy anything else for a while now.[/COLOR][/LEFT]
    That promise I make every day, but then there's a steam sale or one game I really want and I break it, I'm an awful person. ;p

    But hey at least you're completing them, I get sidetracked by other games a lot.
    Last edited by Ravelle; 14-05-2012 at 02:07 PM.
    Steam | Origin: xRavelle | Skype: TheRavelle | PSN: Voltburn | Watch me struggle through my backlog

  20. #260
    Activated Node
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by Drayk View Post
    I am also in that quest to clear my Backlog, at least a bit.

    I recently finished Skyrim, Bastion, Mass effect 3, and Human revolution DLC.

    Attacking Magicka, Hard Reset and Batman Arkham City.

    I promised myself not to buy any new games for a while but I failed and bought Diablo 3 and Warhammer 40k spacemarine.

    I hope not to buy anything else for a while now.
    I promised myself the same thing and bought Lone Survivor, Botanicula, Toy Soldiers, EA Indie Bundle, Arkham City and Alan Wake. I realized I can't keep this promise, instead I promised myself to not buy any games I don't intend to play right away. This, in turn, is working. I already finished Gatling Gears, Botanicula and Lone Survivor and I'm playing Arkham City, Toy Soldiers and Shank 2 at the moment.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •