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04-03-2013, 11:39 AM #13221
I thought the Witcher games do choice well-and they do, don’t get me wrong-but there appears to be about six genuinely different ways to do any New Vegas quest, on top of four specific ways to actually pursue the whole plot. I keep thinking I’ve broken the game somehow when I kill some random dude and a thing flashes up telling me a quest I’ve never even heard of has failed, but then realise that it really is a game in which you really can do anything and still progress. I can’t begin to imagine how much work must have gone into all that.
The only thing I think would be difficult to do would be to do a problem solving/pacifist plot line in which you use your words rather than violence as you would miss out on a ton of XP, and money from selling scavenged gear. That said I’ve been playing with PN at 66% XP rate so maybe if it was upped to 100 you’d get roughly the same amount of XP as I have now from just killing in plot scenarios. If you played it with an unlimited companion mod as sort of befits a more diplomatic approach you could probably get away with it.
If I were going Legion I would go close combat and specialise in shotguns, NCR I would go long range as close combat seems very much not NCR’s thing. Given the extent to which you are already apart from either faction I would struggle to really feel part of one or the other without emulating their combat style I think. Not many companions seem to like the Legion or have related quests either so there is that to consider.
Next play through I like the idea of being a ranger with strong survival/repair who makes their own armour and stuff who throws his lot in with the NCR.
I went lockpicking on the assumption that it would allow me to ‘see’ more of the game but given the nature of NV I don ‘t think this is as necessary as it usually is in other RPG’s where it tends to be an essential skill, as you can pickpocket or kill people with keys without it being a problem, as above. I don’t regret it but it’s not necessary or particularly exciting either I wouldn’t say.
04-03-2013, 01:31 PM #13222
Raary, I am disappoint you didn't follow my Clint Eastwood advise... :sad:
Meanwhile I started playing Two Worlds Two and it's actually quite good so far. Been hunting ostriches lately... :D
04-03-2013, 02:16 PM #13223
04-03-2013, 02:43 PM #13224
I definitely recommend trying it out for yourself. It's very different from just playing the game normally and coming up with alternative solutions to violent encounters is a lot of fun. More RPGs should let you be Ghandi.
04-03-2013, 03:47 PM #13225
04-03-2013, 04:52 PM #13226
Finished Valkyria Chronicles (戦場のヴァルキュリア -Gallian Chronicles-) on the Playstation 3 yesterday, so now it's back to the PC for a good while to tackle some of the other games lined up for this year. Valkyria Chronicles is an interesting and at times quite challenging game and definitely one I recommend getting if you have a Playstation 3. The mechanics are solid, the classes your squad consists of all have interesting pros and cons and the way the game handles its turn-based battle system works well. The anime style graphics mean the game doesn't look a day older than it did when it was first released in 2008. Unfortunately, the second and third game in the series were released exclusively on the PSP (with the third not being released in English at all).
Also having some semi-nostalgic fun by regularly doing a few online races of Trackmania United Forever, Stadium section.
"He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to
the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free". ~ Luke 4:18
04-03-2013, 05:00 PM #13227
Apparently I cannot play BG&E unless I download and install drivers for the DRM that it uses. I guess that's what I get for not buying it from GOG.
04-03-2013, 05:28 PM #13228
04-03-2013, 05:50 PM #13229
Well yes, under the black flag, but that wouldn't be fair to GOG. I'll just shelve this game for now and finish what I have.
04-03-2013, 06:10 PM #13230
Decided to play Driver San Francisco for a few hours. I can't get a feel for the cars, it doesn't help that I'm only ever in them for 5 seconds. The no shifting challenges are actually a pleasant change of pace.
Who put driving in my car based puzzle game? I like it!I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
04-03-2013, 06:24 PM #13231
04-03-2013, 06:39 PM #13232
04-03-2013, 06:46 PM #13233
The main companions get along with with one another, but there's always the "-15 WTF hero?" moments that you have to watch out for, because you can't bank more than 100.
04-03-2013, 06:46 PM #13234
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04-03-2013, 07:56 PM #13235
I managed to fuck myself over pretty badly in Dark Souls. I'm stuck at the second bonfire in Ash Lake, cursed, without the skill or equipment to farm clams for Purging Stones. After dying about 20 times, I decided that I'm probably better off starting a new character than trying to claw my way back through four zones with half my health. I put way too many points into STR on this character anyways.
04-03-2013, 08:18 PM #13236
I was sorely tempted when Dogmeat died, however. But then that's what gives these games their meaning for me.
04-03-2013, 08:51 PM #13237
For the people playing/who played Risen: How viable is a straight up melee character? I had a lot of fun a while back building up to a mage, but lost momentum. Largely because there was a huge period where I Was basically grossly incompetent since I had to save up my skill points and what nots to learn magic, but was still expected to win staff fights against highly trained fighters...
But I also noticed that combat became a lot easier once I had the ability to shoot magic.
04-03-2013, 09:01 PM #13238
an ENB mod to replace the post-processing lighting pass that the PC edition is missing (the prerendered cutscenes are a giveaway, the mod will make them overbright but improve the in-game lighting, and you can disable the bloom that it adds in the ini).
04-03-2013, 10:07 PM #13239
04-03-2013, 10:07 PM #13240
Hmm, just tried A Valley Without Wind 2: Not feeling it. The class system seems like a nice solution to the whole "What spells should I take when all the ones worth using are either a whip or a spammable shot" issue, but I absolutely HATE the controls. Apparently my right hand doesn't have the muscles to use the arrow keys...
I'll probably give it another shot eventually and fiddle with the controls. See if the mouse controls can be set up to be like the original.