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    Quote Originally Posted by Track View Post
    Just got tothe Deus Ex: HR equivalent of Hong Kong; the level design is gorgeous, and the accents aren't as absurdly terrible this time, which is good enough for me. I've also upgraded my arms to the point where I can pick up and throw refrigerators and vending machines, which I find oddly hilarious.
    Hengsha is my favorite environment in the game (which obviously means it is the bestest). BTW I think that aug is one of the first picks if you play crawly-stealthy (so it is one of mine), so many vents are blocked by stuff.
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    Yeah, the arm aug (and the leg aug) are incredibly useful, as are any of the upgrades related to hacking. I'm thinking of maybe getting a cloaking system next, though I don't know how often I'll be able to use it.

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    The jumping aug is one that can be skipped IMO, there's almost always (staying on the safe side here) another way round, but if you have extra points it can be fun. OTOH the Icarus system turned out to be more useful than I'd thought.

    How much you will use cloaking depends on your playing style. Even if you takedown/stun everyone like this one guy I know, it's still pretty handy, especially in the second half. To make the most out of it, you'll have to spend praxis on both cloak and batteries, but it's kind of a trade off.

    One last thing, I've used quicksave/load a lot to test out augs and figure out what is worth spending on sooner rather than later, and would recommend to do the same, some augs are more extra comfort than absolutely necessary - and at some points in the game I was typically spending a bunch of praxis all at once, so IMO it's worth keeping some unspent points most of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomasbacon View Post
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    Self-promotion goes in the self-promotion subforum and should be stated as such. I'm sure that your game is great and you've probably put a lot of work into it, but if you want people to appreciate your product, I'd suggest sticking to the rules and avoid spamming the forum with cookie-cutter posts. Especially when I'm grumpy because I can't sleep.

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    I'm starting Risen.

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    Galactic Civilization 2 features so much micromanagement. dear god. I always thought MOO2 overdid it but this game is just another level. at least when trying to play on huge map.

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    So as it turns out, it's extremely easy to cheat in LUFTRAUSERS. I was having a hard time getting a blimp to show up yesterday which I mentioned in the RPS Steam chat room and someone told me you can edit a file to increase the starting difficulty. I then had a poke around the other game files and you can tweak pretty much everything from the number of bullets an enemy will fire in a salvo, how fast they move and how much damage they can take to projectile damage, weapon reload speed, body health and engine speed. I couldn't see anything about combo timers, though. I will admit that I had a play around with this stuff but on the one occasion I beat my own high score I alt-F4'd immediately. I did however use the anonymous tip to complete the missile and cannon missions (i.e. 'destroy a blimp') since blimps are harder to come by in the PC version than the Vita version, unless it's related to the player level I guess.

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    Put aside Civilization V for a while, in order to play Dead Space (free on Origin right now). Origin has been a pain in the backside thus far, it took three attempts to even get the game to start properly. I'm not sure what to think of Dead Space yet. I don't think it's particularly scary, and the controls are not exactly great: it feels like I'm moving a tank around, not an actual person. And why does the back of the main character fill more than a third of the screen? I can't see where I'm going!
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    Quote Originally Posted by L_No View Post
    Put aside Civilization V for a while, in order to play Dead Space (free on Origin right now). Origin has been a pain in the backside thus far, it took three attempts to even get the game to start properly. I'm not sure what to think of Dead Space yet. I don't think it's particularly scary, and the controls are not exactly great: it feels like I'm moving a tank around, not an actual person. And why does the back of the main character fill more than a third of the screen? I can't see where I'm going!
    I had very similar issues when I gave it a try a few months ago. I dropped the game pretty soon afterwards, when a door bug prevented me from progressing. I've heard that you get used to much of it, but I don't want to have to learn to enjoy a game.

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    I've downloaded it too, but haven't started playing yet. Is gamepad preferable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by postinternetsyndrome View Post
    I've downloaded it too, but haven't started playing yet. Is gamepad preferable?
    I wouldn't know, really. I have very limited experience with playing games with gamepads, but Dead Space definitely feels like it was made for consoles. If you have one, I'd be sure to give it a try.
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    I played Dead Space 1 and 2 and ended up using the pad. While the mouse gives you more accuracy the movement on a keyboard didn't feel great. The mouse also ended up making the game a bit too easy because of the increased accuracy.
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    still Fallout New Vegas and got the reinforced Chinese Stealth Armor mod in for my other stealthy scientist character. It's a pretty interesting little side quest if you can take the romance diary shit. got the pauldrons and the neat suit but no helmet yet. Can't find the goddamn Fire Root Cavern and I hate to waste my time just rounding around New Vegas *just* for that.

    Also, still alternating on the scumbag run back an forth. I'm just screwing around New Vegas for new sights and bounty hunting. Cook-Cook's going doen first. Thinking of going for Honest Hearts at level 10. Is that too low or...?
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    Dead Space: I switched to pad less than a minute in. The controls were clunkier on m+kb and IIRC, all the tooltips are for controller regardless. I pretty much always play this type of game with m+kb (for accuracy and camera controls), but there was some pretty horrid mouse acceleration going on, if I'm not mistaken. All-in-all, it's a pretty shoddy port.

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    I played the first dead space and i think they worked with me but yeah the mouse sensitivity drops so much the shooting comes down to strafing rather than aiming. The game bored the hell out of me honestly. I spent a speedrun throwing objects most of the time but everything is all like carton boxes to necros (because system shock 2 has basically everything dead space has and it's fun to play it amnesia style till you get a decent gear, assuming you already played it once and know what to do)
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    Arkham Origins might end up as my favourite Arkham game... Prime example of developer loyalty making people miss out a good game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKicksalot View Post
    Arkham Origins might end up as my favourite Arkham game... Prime example of developer loyalty making people miss out a good game.
    I have no loyalty to Rocksteady but I thought Origins sucked. Then again I also thought City kind of sucked and Asylum was overrated; good, but not as good as everyone made it out to be. Why do you prefer it to the other two? I found it too samey and dull, personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neema_t View Post
    I have no loyalty to Rocksteady but I thought Origins sucked. Then again I also thought City kind of sucked and Asylum was overrated; good, but not as good as everyone made it out to be. Why do you prefer it to the other two? I found it too samey and dull, personally.
    Yeah, it wasn't so much developer loyalty as just Origins being so blatantly half-assed. Just about everything was a rehash of either City or Asylum, right down to the riddler puzzles almost all being repeats and glue functioning in exactly the same fashion as ice.

    And the horrendously buggy release didn't help things. A game that ate saves, had multiple spots where an autosave could leave you unable to proceed, and uncompletable quests just doesn't scream "good game" to me.

    It did a fairly good job of showing the origins of The Joker, but even that felt half-assed and managed to ignore the continuity established in previous games. Similarly, Bane as the big bad was a nice change of pace, but it felt like a huge copout and a blatant movie tie-in.

    And I am not at all a fan of the devs outright saying "We are done here, we won't patch anything else" while the game still has some fairly serious issues.

    One of the things it DID get nice was the larger world, but by restricting transit between zones to very specific gates (and not making it obvious, visually, where the gates would be) it made transit a hassle and encouraged the use of fast travel. Oh, wait, you couldn't unlock fast travel for most areas because the puzzles were glitched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neema_t View Post
    I have no loyalty to Rocksteady but I thought Origins sucked. Then again I also thought City kind of sucked and Asylum was overrated; good, but not as good as everyone made it out to be. Why do you prefer it to the other two? I found it too samey and dull, personally.
    I agree with Sirkicksalot and I'll weigh in on why I liked Origins a lot, much more than City (which I still really liked). Origins is just a better Batman story than City was. All the side objectives/stories fit into the story being told. City felt very disjointed compared to the other two.

    Origins really does have a better story than City, by a long margin but as Sirkicks said, developer loyalty is causing people to miss out on it.
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    Honest Hearts should be safe to do as low as level one. White legs drop pretty decent loot at higher levels, however, so it may be worthwhile to wait.
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