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    Well, shit. I tried installing World in Conflict today, but my computer isn't up to the task of maxing it so I decided to put it away until I have one that can. I've got plenty of other games to play that run proper anyways.

    Moving to the extreme opposite of the spectrum, I went ahead and loaded up Ultima Underworld for the first time. I fumbled my way through making a Paladin, wandered around a bit, and then got stuck at the bottom of a pit because I wanted to find out the hard way if the ramp I was walking down cut off. I'm assuming there's a lot of moments like this? I can see why it has such a fanatical fanbase (especially amongst those who got to play it at the time! An automap? In 1992? Are you taking notes, [every single game that lacks an automap]?) but I keep struggling with the cursor not quite lining up with my mouse movements. Are there hotkeys to switch between look/grab/attack? Also, some way to move items into my inventory without laboriously dragging them over there would be really nice.

    Anyways, I'll probably need to pore over the tome of a manual before going back, so I'm off to play something else that I've been cruelly neglecting.
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    The Binding of Isaac, which is very fun, even if the sodding slowdown (ITS A FLASH GAME fnfnfnghghghghrrrr) is annoying me when it all gets a bit 'hairy'...

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    Yesterday I finished my Napoleon: Total War AAR in which I make a try for the Medallion of the Imperial Psychopath achievement. I won't tell youhow it ends, you'll just have to read it yourself.

    Today I shall be moving on to Shogun 2, a game that I have been waiting to play for some time. If I do an AAR for it I am sure it will end up on the forums here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabrage View Post
    I tried installing World in Conflict today, but my computer isn't up to the task of maxing it so I decided to put it away until I have one that can. I've got plenty of other games to play that run proper anyways.
    I love World in Conflict--I've played it through 3 times. I think it's because the story is so tied into the missions, it's not the usual go forth and wipe the enemy from the map. I feel like I should feel the same way about Starcraft 2 but so far no go. In any case, if you can get the expansion pack for cheap, you should, it's extra story that interweaves with (not added at the end to) the main story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F. Lynx Pardinus View Post
    I love World in Conflict--I've played it through 3 times. I think it's because the story is so tied into the missions, it's not the usual go forth and wipe the enemy from the map. I feel like I should feel the same way about Starcraft 2 but so far no go. In any case, if you can get the expansion pack for cheap, you should, it's extra story that interweaves with (not added at the end to) the main story.
    I got it in a nice little budget pack with Endwar and the Soviet Assault expansion for less than $5.

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    After 26k battles (10k if them in beta) I give up just last week on World of Tanks. That game makes me allergic to MMO and the thought of a grind. Also, was playing GR:FS last week, I cringe what the next R6 may be like.

    Right now, I'm playing Rage, finally decided to pick it up when I saw a deal, just $12. Liking that game more than I thought I would.

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    Just finished Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The last area/zone was rather underwhelming, not sure what to really think of the entire game yet. Some of the areas were beautiful though, fantastic atmosphere at times.
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    Max Payne 3. My favorite part was when I got to shoot Jersey guidos in the face.
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    Dues Ex - The missing link. Was enjoying it but fed up now of going back and fourth through the same area for like the fourth time. Real lazy level design. A shame cause I loved the main game.
    If graphics are not important why spend so much on a GPU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmicolor View Post
    Recently bought The Binding of Isaac so I've been butting my stupid head against that without much success. Furthest I've gotten is about the 4th floor before dying.
    I've had the most success with Cain. If you haven't unlocked him yet, do that first, then use and abuse him.
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    Yeah, he's a real winner in the casino. (See what I did there.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by postinternetsyndrome View Post
    Yeah, he's a real winner in the casino. (See what I did there.)
    You could say he's quite abel.

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    Alice: Madness Returns is a shitty game but it sure looks good. I stopped at some bullshit timed run & jump part less than two hours in. I'm debating if I should push forward or not - I'm not entertained by the gameplay but the visuals are amazing...
    I didn't like the original either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trjp View Post
    Got around to playing Really Big Sky - visually impressive but the developer needs to play a few games and perhaps they'll realise that randomly killing the player for no apparent reason/with no warning in a game with just one life makes you a douchebag.
    I thought it was a hardware issue, you're right though, the sudden deaths are really annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laneford View Post
    The Binding of Isaac, which is very fun, even if the sodding slowdown (ITS A FLASH GAME fnfnfnghghghghrrrr) is annoying me when it all gets a bit 'hairy'...
    Annoying, right? Now, imagine playing it where it running at full speed is abnormal. My laptop is bad and it should feel bad. I can just about get away with playing it. I can run VVVVVV which is good and I just beat it again in under 90 minutes, so pretty chuffed there.

    ...also, Sonic CD doesn't want to work on integrated intel graphics. This makes me rather disappointed.
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    So Alice: Madness Returns sucks. The combat is unbearable. Wasted 5 bucks but my curiosity was satisfied.
    Now Bastion freezes very often for a couple of seconds. Woe is me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabrage View Post
    Moving to the extreme opposite of the spectrum, I went ahead and loaded up Ultima Underworld for the first time. I fumbled my way through making a Paladin, wandered around a bit, and then got stuck at the bottom of a pit because I wanted to find out the hard way if the ramp I was walking down cut off. I'm assuming there's a lot of moments like this? I can see why it has such a fanatical fanbase (especially amongst those who got to play it at the time! An automap? In 1992? Are you taking notes, [every single game that lacks an automap]?) but I keep struggling with the cursor not quite lining up with my mouse movements. Are there hotkeys to switch between look/grab/attack? Also, some way to move items into my inventory without laboriously dragging them over there would be really nice.
    Don't think there's anything like that in the base game. Ultima Underworld invented a lot of features, but it certinally didn't perfect them.

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    ^That's a shame. Like I said, the parts are all in place... The game remains eminently playable compared to other PC games of the era, but the wonky mouse movement on such a mouse-heavy interface is killing it for me right now. I'll have to poke around in Setpoint and see if there isn't some setting that at least feels a little better.

    Edit: messing with the polling rate seems to have done the trick!
    x2: And apparently the function keys swap between actions! I can't wait to dive into this with gusto, especially now that I actually know how to look up/down.
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    Finally got to the end of Binding of Isaac... and got killed by mom.

    Really quite the game, this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKicksalot View Post
    So Alice: Madness Returns sucks. The combat is unbearable. Wasted 5 bucks but my curiosity was satisfied.
    I thought the combat was actually pretty good - it's not just a button masher, you need to learn how to deal with the enemies and - indeed - with the difference combinations of enemies.

    If it has a fault it's that you can deal with roaming enemies in a lazy way but when you run into the set pieces, if you're not worked out how to do it properly, you'll get your shit kicked-in.

    It was the thing which kept me going in the game tbh - when the levels seemed to stretch on forever, I simply looked-forward to the challenging combat bits...

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