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14-04-2014, 09:33 AM #20921
14-04-2014, 11:24 AM #20922
XCOM:EU Impossible Ironman
I can't survive even for a month. Classic is so easy compared to this. Game starts with a huge difficulty spike, there is not much you can do before you level up a sniper with squadsight and can afford to play defensively. Even three sectoids are a huge threat. Small maps with twelve sectoids are almost impossible if you trigger even six of them at a time.
Things I learned through trial and error:
a) rolling four guys with 80 marksmanship is all but required
b) losing even one squaddie before building Officer Training School is a bad idea
c) council missions are just not worth it, unless you need thin men bodies
d) with High Stakes option Asia may be a better starting choice then Europe
e) it all depends on luck
f) two heavies could carry me through the first month but I can't roll them
14-04-2014, 11:40 AM #20923
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- Stockton-on-Tees, UK
If I could make one change to XCOM Impossible I'd make Sectoids die to a single grenade. I think that would make the start more playable.Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.
14-04-2014, 11:48 AM #20924
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- Apr 2012
14-04-2014, 11:55 AM #20925
Yeah but other guys are just generic mooks. This guy isn't. You'll see what I mean if you continue on with it.
14-04-2014, 12:40 PM #20926
14-04-2014, 12:43 PM #20927
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- Jan 2013
It is a different kind of challenge but I liked the boss fights. Died so very many times on the finale, but then it is Hotline Miami.
14-04-2014, 01:52 PM #20928
14-04-2014, 02:06 PM #20929
14-04-2014, 02:11 PM #20930
14-04-2014, 03:29 PM #20931
Continued playing Dragon Age 2. Finished Act 1 and enjoying it a lot more than I did the last time I played (launch)
The things it does right, it does very right. I for one very much like the simplified approach toward "tactics" as well as the approach taken toward companion armor (they wear whatever makes sense, but you can buy them upgrades and you can mod them with runes). And it is nice to have mages that aren't completely squishy. It IS a bit annoying that Rogues are better fighters than Fighters though (since Fighters are tanks). And I like how you can get the same overall effect from pissing off or being nice to your companions, which is also something I loved in Mass Effect 3 (the decoupling of morality and influence). Lets me be "me", rather than having to game every companion or face problems later.
That being said, it still has issues.
Combat is still a slog, if only because EVERY FUCKING FIGHT has multiple waves of mooks spawn in. I am not opposed to the idea in theory, but when EVERY SINGLE FIGHT does it, it defeats the purpose of an ambush and just feels like there were memory limitations with the console versions.
I like the Approval/Rivalry approach, but it is still problematic. Unless you are fully polarized against someone, odds are they will stay in the center for much of the game. I solved that by using the console though (I know which NPCs make sense to be friends or rivals and I just give them a nudge if they seem like they are going to oscillate).
Similarly, having the approval/rivalry for every character makes me feel like I need to babysit them and swap out my party a lot. Which, remembering KOTOR 2, is probably a smart thing anyway (it is kind of annoying to fight high level mobs with the B-Team who do more damage with their bare hands than their weapons...), but it is still annoying. But, like I said, console to adjust influence.
And I hate the loot system for the PC and weapons. Just feels lazy with half the crap I find being a generic type with pseudo-random attributes. I would rather have N distinct items than 12N pseudo-random ones, unless it is a Borderlands style approach where I can SEE the difference (which was actually possible with NWN1).Steam: Gundato
If you want me on either service, I suggest PMing me here first to let me know who you are.
14-04-2014, 04:21 PM #20932
I don't know why i never heard about Minerva Metastasis. If only someone had told me it's so inspired from Looking Glass games.
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14-04-2014, 04:27 PM #20933
Enjoying Blood Money,at the end to have fun you need to return to old games.
14-04-2014, 04:48 PM #20934
Last edited by GunnerMcCaffrey; 14-04-2014 at 04:52 PM.Sometimes I write things
14-04-2014, 06:19 PM #20935
14-04-2014, 06:36 PM #20936
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- Feb 2012
- Stockton-on-Tees, UK
I don't really rate North America's bonus, you're only saving $10 per Raven per month and $20 per Raven one-off. This doesn't seem like very much. Your Nigerian satellite alone is worth $30 per month if you start there, and even a crap country like India is worth more with Africa's bonus than a Raven's maintenance reduction. I can't imagine having loads more interceptors than satellites. The only reason to consider North America is for the huge income from USA.
Presumably nobody ever starts in South America.
Last edited by NathanH; 14-04-2014 at 06:40 PM.Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.
14-04-2014, 11:13 PM #20937
Yeah they really should have put it in the main game, but I'm not sure where. You're right, at the very least a recap at the start of AC3. I only played TLA to get as much as I could about the story. It was not as good as I hoped.
Nope. Postinternetsyndrome is bang on for the Den Defence. Bombs are entirely superfluous IMO. They're mainly there for variation, but were never interesting or fun for me. I only used them for challenges.
15-04-2014, 12:23 AM #20938
Today I spent some time playing Games for Windows Live as it attempted to get in the way of GTA IV: EFLC; there was an update (there's always an update), but before I could install the update it wanted me to exit GTA IV: EFLC. I didn't know that, however, since the game never minimised and/or the warning never appeared in front of the game, so I sat there staring at a blank screen, too worried to kill the game in case I botched the update and was left with more problems. Ten minutes passed while I did other things, came back, killed the game, saw the warning and the update took a few seconds. Annoying.
Later on I attempted to launch Uplay which got stuck in an infinite update loop (which locked my PC for 30 seconds to a minute every time it looped), so I uninstalled it - both instances that found their way onto my PC - then went to get a new installer for it, but their site wasn't working. It took about five minutes to load the page and get the exact same installer as I already had, then I couldn't remember my password so I had to reset that, but fortunately that only took a few seconds.
Then I tried the absolute travesty that is Ghost Recon: Phantoms. After it also locked my PC a few times between hitting Play in Steam and then getting into the game itself, I sat in the matchmaking bit for three minutes. I got into a game, the round lasted 22 seconds, then I lost my connection to the host. I decided to call it a day, the game exited, locked my PC for another minute, then when I clicked the X to close the launcher... It minimised to my notifications area. I had to run the Task Manager to kill it properly.
15-04-2014, 12:58 AM #20939
15-04-2014, 07:15 AM #20940
Playing Crusader Kings 2.
Out of my 8 kids, only 2 of them were boys. One of them was a genius... he died of an ilness before he was 1 years old. Oh well, I'm only 30 years old, I'll make more kids. To this end, I had my aging wife murdered and got myself a attractive lustful princess from Georgia. Helping them out with a minor civil war was a small price, really. She is pregnant now, I'm hoping for a great heir.
There was some infighting between the muslims, Arabs and Persians were fighting, you see. The Arabs wanted to subjugate all of Persia.I was not going to allow it, of course. Over the last 40 years they did a lot to unify the muslim front against me and since I only control the coastline of the Holy Land, some of Anatolia and coast of Egypt, I border the Arab empire almost exclusively. I declared war on them and kept fighting even after they tried to surrender the eastern Syrian provinces to me.
The Persians managed to hold their own with me keeping the vast majority of Arab forces committed and after the Arabs surrendered to both of us some factions in the Caliphate took this chance to revolt. With most of the loyalist soldiers dead, I don't know what will happen. Maybe they'll break apart and become easy pickings.
I sure hope so.
edit: Oh and I captured the Caliph's 6 years old daughter.I am having one of my courtiers educate her as a proper christian. Heh, heh.
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