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19-11-2011, 02:58 PM #1981
I say: Be unyielding (I know this must be tough after your experieces with FarCry)! It does get better after a while.
19-11-2011, 03:02 PM #1982
Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Oh, okay, PC stuff...
Spots of Binding of Isaac every so often, which is more fun than it should be for its price-point. In addition, splatterings of BF3. When it works, man, it's great. Spent almost an entire round in a jet being useful! Imagine that! Jets useful for more than taking out other air vehicles!
19-11-2011, 03:10 PM #1983
19-11-2011, 04:20 PM #1984
I posted in the Skyward Sword thread about 3 hours of early impressions, but for the most part I'm enjoying it. It's got a few things I'm not overly keen on (why hello there stamina bar) but...it's Zelda, so it's good.
And yeah, it's quite obvious at times. In fact, adults might get a but more out of some of the dialogue then children would. As it goes, there's a short sequence where Zelda is SUCH a massive tease and it's played masterfully I ended up laughing a fair bit.
For the rest though, it's pretty much a Zelda game. The pacing isn't quite as bad as in Twilight Princess, but it's still not great. Ocarina of Time was great because you were thrown into the action immediately without having your hand entirely held. In fact, I still remember A Link to the Past, my first Zelda title, and how not only does it start off with action immediately, but it's done in a very cool way.
I'm nearing the first temple, so when I go back to playing it later tonight, I'll update the SS thread with thoughts and such.
19-11-2011, 07:10 PM #1985
19-11-2011, 07:59 PM #1986
I've been playing Fable III and Batman: Arkham Asylum today.
Fable III - I'm in the last set of quests before the final one, and I've got to raise 8.5M gold to reach my target. I think I have another ~3M to go, which basically means at some point I'll have to leave the game on whilst I do stuff. I really just cannot be bothered with it, though. It's not a bad game, but the content dries up really quickly and I'm fairly sick of running back and forth for things. I've almost completed all of the collectable thingies, but the two or three (Silver keys, golden doors and books) that I need to do can't be finished until after the final quest. After that I've got the post-end game DLC pack to play through which I'm sort of looking forward to. It's honestly the only thing pushing me on to finish the game, I'll tell you that much.
Arkham Asylum - Finished the main story for the second time a short while ago, and I spent this evening just clearing up the last 32 trophies and that final chronicle. Was good for killing an hour or two, but I think I'm finally done with it. 85% Complete according to the main screen, but I just cannot be bothered with the challenges.
20-11-2011, 12:14 AM #1987
Been playing Magicka. Really enjoying it. A question for anyone who's played a fair bit of it - is it meant to be this hard in singleplayer? Is it because they assume you've got friends, or does it actually ramp up with more people?
Any time I'm in a fight with a fellow magick-user it's a really hard fight. Hell, even some of the fights with just mobs are really hard.
Not complaining though, because a challenge is good. It's refreshing to find a game where the enemies are as powerful as the player-character. The enemy magick users seem to be able to use the same spells as you, and aren't afraid to brutalise you repeatedly. I wasn't prepared for it, but I like it.
20-11-2011, 12:58 AM #1988
Like everyone else and their cat, I've been playing Skyrim. Yesterday however, I started playing Saint's Row 2. I bought it for pennies from Gamersgate quite a few months ago, but it flat out refused to run on my PC. Since then, my PC has had a hefty upgrade, so I decided to try it out again. I'm glad I did, because it's excellent. I've never really liked any GTA game and my experiences with GTA had given me the impression that I didn't like the guns'n'cars open world genre, but it turns out I just don't like GTA. Everything about Saint's Row 2 is fun. Both the story missions and the side activities are great. At first I didn't like that the game forces you to do side activites before you can do story missions, but there's so much variety in the side activites and they're so enjoyable that it doesn't matter. I'm using the Gentlemen of the Row mod and haven't had any of the technical issues the PC port is (in)famous for.
I was only planning on buying one more game this year (Batman: AC), but I'll definitely be getting Saints Row: The Third in the coming months. And to think, it wasn't even on my radar 48hrs ago!
20-11-2011, 05:00 AM #1989
I'm in one of those "dabbling until something grabs me" phases. I've played a bit of Nitronic Rush (good enough to be worth money, IMO), some Bronze, some Minecraft, some EU3, and a bit of the totally brilliant Pride of Nations. I'll settle in on one or two of these in short order, I expect.
In multiplayer I've been having a lot of fun with Supreme Commander 2. I can't say as I miss the economic system from the earlier games, and the experimentals are a lot of fun. It's not a hugely deep game, but it's a consistently entertaining one.
20-11-2011, 05:15 AM #1990
Still journeying through Morrowind, making my up the trees of the Thieves guild, Morag Tong, and House Hlaalu. I'm amazed at how many quests there are, I only just made it to the master of the thieves guild, after exhausting the quests from two of the lower quest givers (dabbled in the third, but got stuck on a quest), and now he has two entirely separate quest lines; same deal with House Hlaalu and the Tong, where I'm juggling about two to three quests from each faction. My only issue is that the quests are mostly very repetitive, and devolve into "go somewhere far away and kill/talk to someone". Although Oblivion had far fewer quests, I think it did a good job of having each one be a little more involved and well crafted.
My character is a thief/assassin type (custom class called Interloper), and I've been having a surprising amount of combat success without even relying on sneak criticals. I've dumped a lot of stats into speed (at about 90 now), so as long as I don't miss (and I don't often, with an agility of about 70 and short sword skill of 90), I can continually interrupt and stun my enemies so they never have a chance to attack. Only issue I have is due to my low strength, I can easily become overburdened if a mage uses a strength destroying spell; I can counter most mages by using paralyze spells though.
20-11-2011, 09:15 AM #1991
20-11-2011, 09:35 AM #1992
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- Jul 2011
- NY f'n C
20-11-2011, 11:35 AM #1993
20-11-2011, 11:48 AM #1994
I'd say that you should get someone to play alongside you, this way I had tons of fun with a friend.
20-11-2011, 11:50 AM #1995
The biggest challenge of this game are not puzzles or fights but controls. Positioning Lara causes me some troubles and it has to be done careful otherwise I will have to repeat steps from 10min ago. I also find myself walking straight at the wall more often than I am comfortable with.
That being said I find the game quite charming. its ugly as hell but I do enjoy it.
20-11-2011, 12:23 PM #1996
20-11-2011, 01:04 PM #1997
The cab ride analogy is complete rubbish, anyway. If I wait a year for a game, what am I missing out on? Paying more for the DLC, release bugs and so forth. If I wait a year or however long, I get more content for the same price (or cheaper!) and the game will hopefully be a less buggy experience.
20-11-2011, 02:39 PM #1998
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- Oct 2011
Saints Row: The Third
Defeinitely the most ...consistently fun game i've played this year. It pretty much improves on everything I disliked with the second game.
20-11-2011, 03:35 PM #1999
In the meantime I have enough of a backlog of crap to sift through.
As Unrav said, a cab comparison aint the best. More like baking a cake. I could buy it fresh out, but with demands to get stuff out on time these days it may be half baked. Also while its good, they seem to want to add layers of icing later. Then again, buying it early means the cake is fresh.
Waiting for it to go onsale means the cake is now a little stale, but if you dont mind that then its fine. All down to personal choice.
20-11-2011, 03:58 PM #2000
I'm pretty sure "40 weeks of DLC" doesn't mean DLC every week, but a bunch of mission packs. They announced three to be released until spring. I'm very excited for the one where the Saints go to space lol