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  1. #10961
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    Spec Ops: The Line: Pretty boring, actually. I only got it because the reviews were great, but while it was nice to see a military shooter that wasn't all "America, fuck yeah!" for a change, this was still pretty generic I thought (the main characters are as cookie cutter, military shooter guys, as they come and they did less with the "Heart of Darkness" premise than they could have). Plus, the gameplay was tedious. I'm not a huge fan of 3rd person cover shooters, but "Bulletstorm" and "Mass Effect" were at least able to put their own spins on the genre. Spec Ops: The Line is about as "Vanilla" as 3rd person shooters come.

    I did like the game's use of licensed music, though. I wish more games outside of the GTA series would do that as it makes such perfect sense (movies do it all the time, for example, so why not games?).

    Walking Dead: I played through the first episode and like it so far. I've never been a big fan of the TV show or the Comic, but this is much better. Not that the writing is leaps and bounds beyond the (often awful) writing of the TV show, but the element of choice adds a good deal of fun and entertainment to the proceedings that the other mediums lacked. So if, for example, you find a particular character to be annoying, chances are you'll be able to decide their fates at some point and allow them to become zombie chow. If the TV show had allowed me to do that 75% of the characters would have been dead by the end of season 1.

    For an adventure game this is surprisingly light on the puzzles (the "putting batteries in a radio" puzzle was maybe the stupidest non-puzzle I've ever seen in an adventure game) and the qt sequences can be annoying, but like I said the real reason to play is the real time decision making. Plus, the stats at the end of each episode telling you how your decisions compared to other players are a nice touch.
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    I'm currently playing Far Cry 3, Dishonoured, Ghost Recon Future Soldier and... That might be it for now. Problem is I started Dishonoured and loved it, then I started Far Cry 3 (it was supposed to be a quick go to see if it worked) and loved that, and now I'm on GRFS and although I don't love it (it is enjoyable, though) I figure it'll be the shortest of the three so I might as well get it over with quickly and go back to one of the former. I've noticed I'm playing games for the story a lot less than before, I think it's backlog pressure dragging me through these things.

    Also I got Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Zone of the Enders HD on my PS3 so I'm playing those too. Actually I finished ZOE in 3h20 today (skipped most of the cutscenes because Leo is such a whiny little brat) so I started The Second Runner and stopped after 20 minutes because it hurts my brain. TTT2 is great, only a casual interest really since the last Tekken I had was TTT, I suck at it but I have fun on easy mode. I think I'll make me an arcade stick thing.

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    going through Broken Sword 4. Mediocre game. The storyline is fairly week. Lacks the charm of first two games and even third's. Gonna finish it tomorrow but it just did not click with me like previous three games.

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    PCSX2. Yeah, I am playing old games of PlayStation 2. 2012 is quite a disappointing year for gaming. I played Sydnicate and Sleeping Dogs, and they don't have the high enough replayability to motivate me to go back.

    I installed Planetside 2 but is not motivated to play it often. Only a few sessions (not rounds, it is absolutely not round-based) I discover that some players have unfair advantages over me. When I shoot them, their bodies have some golden light from force field, just like that of Master Chief of Halo. I immediately understood what happened and thought, "damn, not again". They shot back a few rounds and I was downed. I know from the very beginning that this is a Pay 2 Win game, but still, I feel a bit sad about the principle being implemented in such a good game. Fortunately this is a F2P so I know I can jump in any moment I want.

    But of course, win by paying is still much better than win through office politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel View Post
    2012 is quite a disappointing year for gaming.
    Maybe you didn't play enough? I found 2012 to be one of the best years in recent gaming history, and I only played nine of the games on the RPS Advent Calendar (which I find to be a pretty good source of varied gaming goodness).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumarole View Post
    Maybe you didn't play enough?
    Maybe you are right. Yet all I found this years are recycles of old formulas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel View Post
    But of course, win by paying is still much better than win through office politics.
    Frankly speaking Solium Infernum is office politics in hell, and it's glorious. I find the suggestion that Planetside is shifting towards pay2win(to recycle their own nonclementure) is very disturbing when I consider just how much money I know some people dropped.
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    Been playing quite a bit of Hotline Miami,the Hawken beta and The Dark Mod.

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    Last night I played through Fibrillation, brilliant game. Very, very atmostpheric, had me on my toes the whole way through. I was expecting something along the lines of Dear Esther but was plesantly surprised when i was finding myself using landmarks/objects as waypoints to guide me to the next area, rather than being rail roaded.

    The voiceover really broke the tension though. I'd have prefered no voice at all and let my inner dialogue figure out what was going on. Its just not needed, especially as the other elements are so well realised, and would have no problem telling the story on thier own merit.

    I also played Christmas Left4dead 2 with the lil brother.

    I also tried the alpha of Underrail. Not for long mind, as it could do with a bit of explaining. But so far its got real promise and i'm looking foward to the final build. I think i should read abit into the way the RPG system works as character creation does not give any clues on how you should spread your starting 135pts over your skills. Has anyone else tried this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel View Post
    I installed Planetside 2 but is not motivated to play it often. Only a few sessions (not rounds, it is absolutely not round-based) I discover that some players have unfair advantages over me. When I shoot them, their bodies have some golden light from force field, just like that of Master Chief of Halo. I immediately understood what happened and thought, "damn, not again". They shot back a few rounds and I was downed. I know from the very beginning that this is a Pay 2 Win game, but still, I feel a bit sad about the principle being implemented in such a good game. Fortunately this is a F2P so I know I can jump in any moment I want.
    Dude, what? No part of PS2 is pay to win. It is true the game likes to give veterans advantages, but you can get everything just by playing.

    As for the shield, that's the "unfair" ability Heavy Assault has(just like "unfair" jetpack of Light Assault and "unfair" cloak of the Infiltrator).

  11. #10971
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    Man, Batman: Always Counter's combat challenges have NOTHING on Arkham Asylum's, these are too easy, even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorzan View Post
    Man, Batman: Always Counter's combat challenges have NOTHING on Arkham Asylum's, these are too easy, even.
    My main problem was that when you're in a combo and one thug is just a little too far removed from the other, it breaks your free flow multiplier. =/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravelle View Post
    My main problem was that when you're in a combo and one thug is just a little too far removed from the other, it breaks your free flow multiplier. =/
    Try using the bat claw or a batarang in those situations.

    Edit, I just can't remember if that breaks the free flow multiplier.... jumping towards him and then punching the thug should work though.

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    Need some advice-having played neither before, is there any reason not to play Batman: Appreciate Anteaters before Batman: Appropriate Calamari?

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    No, both are quite enjoyable and have their strenghts. Batman Ample Antlers is a tighter experience, while Batman: Aseptic Chamber is a bombastic thing. Both are great batman simulators.
    Id' say play them in order, you'll enjoy them more.

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    Still playing GW2. Decided on a third character - a Sylvari thief, complete with plant-guns. Sylvari, being sentient plants, grow their own weapons and armor, but their firearms look like cargo-cult versions of real weapons: They look like guns made by people who have no idea how guns work.
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    Mostly Mass Effect 2; the missions on Illium are probably my favourite of this game, and it was great fun playing them again. Now onto some of the other side-missions before the inevitable next Collector encounter.

    Also played a bit of Anno 1404 and got a small settlement going.
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    Finished Grimrock last night. It was such a great revelation when I realized I could hurt the wizards once I broke through their magic shields. Really glad I resisted the urge to look online for tips at any point (okay, except for reading some general advice about where to put skill points). Ending was a bit of a letdown, I admit--the final boss and final couple puzzles weren't that great. I'm wondering if I would have gotten more of an ending if I had found all the treasures/notes/etc.

    Not sure what my next game is. Going to look at my giant backlog and see what appeals to me.

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    So. Borderlands 2.

    Heavy Cataclysm Maya + Volcano + The Bee + Maliwan allegiance relic = 4.5 million crits.
    Add Angelic Nurse class mod and you get the team medic also providing the most damage.

    Long story short, all y'all are cannon fodder for my awesome.
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    Why can't i equip this item i just purchased ? I thought this would go neatly bellow my helmet,to have even more protection lol.






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