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11-03-2013, 02:39 PM #13381
11-03-2013, 03:08 PM #13382
I don't really know why but I took another shot at the GOG roulette. This time it's Might & Magic 8: Day of the Destroyer. I played through most of game six and a bit of the seventh one but I never quite liked them as much as World of Xeen. This one appears to use the same engine and I suppose most of the same mechanics as the previous two games.
After reading the manual I was a bit confused. Apparently trolls, minotaurs, dark elves, vampires and even dragons are playable races. You don't see that very often.
I started the game up and I understood: they're not races, they're classes. It's like freaking first edition D&D. I had a dwarven ninja way back in Might & Magic 4 so this feels like a step back. Racists.
At least the first troll voice greets you with "You could do worse!".
After checking the manual a bit more, it seems you can only create a main character and recruit the rest on your journey. Another odd design choice but okay. I try to remember my adventures in the previous two M&M games, remember that the knight used to be the best class for most of the games and then somewhat grudgingly make my main character one. You have to be realistic about these things.
Lady Anthile of Minmaxia."Reason is the madness of the strongest"
11-03-2013, 03:15 PM #13383
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
Literally the best armour I have ever seen.
11-03-2013, 03:30 PM #13384
11-03-2013, 03:35 PM #13385
Made some great progress in Dark Souls this weekend. Managed to get through 5 bosses including Nito and Seath the Scaleless. I've pumped my vitality level well up and the bosses just seem so easy now. These deities don't stand a chance and I can kill them on my first or second try. Compare that to the start of the game when I swear I must have gone up against the likes of Gargoyles, Quelagg or Ormstein & Smough dozens of times before finally besting them.
I must admit, from reading about other people describing it, it sounded like exactly the sort of thing I wouldn't enjoy. I have been very impressed with the whole experience though and I feel beating it completely solo will be one of my greatest gaming achievements. Just don't know what I can play after that would hold even a fraction of enjoyment that Dark Souls offered.
11-03-2013, 03:39 PM #13386
NG+ time for you.steam: sketch
11-03-2013, 04:31 PM #13387
11-03-2013, 05:20 PM #13388
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- Feb 2012
- Stockton-on-Tees, UK
About to start my 23rd attempt on the gamebook Creature of Havoc.Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.
11-03-2013, 06:03 PM #13389
Fallout New Vegas time and Haversam thinks the "Journey to the Great Beyond" is about to go in progress and insist that I would go up and pull the lever for them ghouls to go to space/crash-land to Novac. The thing is, I've done that hours ago and he still gave me the same responce. A bug, probably but this is just annoying. I think I should've killed the Great Khans who were holed-up in Boulder City. I know they're bros but it seems that I got out of character when I started negociating for their freedom and the hostages because I'm essentially playing as a rash, hot-tempered 10END tank who's out for blood, wanting Benny's head on a stick.
OTT, I might start a new character as well, just for fun. I might try to do a pure science-geek who's great with energy weapons but good-natured (won't kill anything unless it's self-defence and all that). A complete opposite of what my character is right now. Probably would roll a female this time because eh, why not? Never rolled a female in NV before and playing as one in Fallout 2 was much more fun as a result.Art blog here.
Stuffed with pokemon doodles. And arse. Enter at your own risk.
11-03-2013, 06:03 PM #13390
I'm revisiting Torchlight 2, playing as a shotgun Outlander. The last time I tried this I gave up halfway through because my build became a chore to play. Hopefully this time around it'll go a bit better.
11-03-2013, 07:31 PM #13391
11-03-2013, 07:50 PM #13392
After it's appearance in the article on roguelikes in The Sunday Papers this week and having heard good things about it in the past I've started playing ToME: Tales of Multiple Eviscerations (http://te4.org/).
It's good but as a lengthy rouguelike I think it'll suffer the same fate as Dredmor did and be abandoned after a few shots. While the gradual unlocking of new starting characters to see their different challenges is a hook to start playing again, given the length of playtime that's required even to make a tiny bit of progress and the fact that I'll find the initial stages I've already got the idea of rather tedious, I doubt I'll be playing it again. I appreciate that they've made the effort to have different characters start in different areas but as far as I can tell to have a chance of not dying horribly to bosses you need to grind out the the other areas anyway to be of sufficient level to take them on.
However I'm having great fun with it so far. The extra lives on normal difficult are appreciate as they prevent all your work being undone for doing something a little stupid but not ridiculously so (hello suffocating sandworm tunnels of doom) not been punished too heavily in the first instance. There's certainly a lot going on in it and it's got the feeling of trepidation that makes rougelikes a great if nailbiting experience (for one of the first times in a game I ran away from an encounter, taking the game's hint that the enemies in a mausoleum I was trapped in were beyond my abilities to cope with and teleporting the heck out of there without doing my usual OCD opening of every door I can.
My current character is about level 11 or 12 now and has some pretty sweet equipment and skills to help him out. I'm hoping I can eke out survival for quite a while as it's going to be a while before I can go back to the game but even if I died within minutes I'd still have got my money's worth (the princely sum of 0 pounds, but I'll buy it on Steam if it gets greenlit) with it.
Highly recommended for a shot - but not a game that will grasp me in the long term, I just tend to find the shorter form of most roguelike-likes (or whatever we wish to call them today) somewhat ironically more consuming of my time.
11-03-2013, 11:10 PM #13393
12-03-2013, 12:02 AM #13394
Great Britain is no more: England and Wales (and Gibralter) are in the hands of Napoleonic France while Scotland and Ireland have been reborn as French Protectorates. My only wish is to have been able to face Nelson on the high seas in a fair fight, but it would have taken me 15-20 turns to get a fleet with ships that would have had a chance of hurting the ones he started the game with
Hannover are also a free nation under the benevolent protection of France, who keep the Prussian bogeymen away. In fact there's a nice strip of buffer states between France and Prussia, all allied to my glorious nation and treated as equals.
Large Austrian army left Vienna and I've trapped it in Bavaria while Michel Nay lays siege to Vienna, currently defended by Karl Philipp Schwartzenberg and 2500 men. The other army might make it back but will take one hell of a mauling to get past Monat. Schwarzenberg definitely will come out and attack, which will be the big battle. And Bonaparte himself, who is otherwise ensuring no Prussian scum try to take Prague, is on hand to race down with his portion of La Grande Armée.
Napoleon Total War is really rather good.
12-03-2013, 12:19 AM #13395
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12-03-2013, 01:29 AM #13396
12-03-2013, 01:47 AM #13397
Every time I die in The Witcher now and I realise I haven't saved even as little as 10 minutes prior, I feel the need to close the game and find something else to do. I really want to play this, I really do, except everything narratively just feels really nebulous, like I'm not really involved with everything despite the fact I am. I've played the same segment three times today, just killing a camp full of dudes then wondering a swamp and I keep forgetting to save and I keep bemoaning having to wade through that snore-infested area. I also don't want to start the sequel without having completed this because, y'know...it's the sequel.
12-03-2013, 01:53 AM #13398
12-03-2013, 02:07 AM #13399
12-03-2013, 03:18 AM #13400
Somewhat ashamed to admit it, but most of what I've been doing in gaming lately is wiping to Kanrethad Ebonlocke. Goddamn that fight. Harder than most things I saw in Dark Souls, actually.
(still lots of Path of Exile on the side. Little ranger is growing up, 51 now.)