Results 1,561 to 1,580 of 18631
14-10-2011, 02:21 PM #1561
14-10-2011, 02:58 PM #1562
14-10-2011, 03:05 PM #1563
I'm finally playing Beneath a Steel Sky. I quite like it so far, though it looks just a wee bit pixelated when playing fullscreen on a 28 inch monitor. I've already had to consult the walkthrough twice, which I don't usually like doing, but it's a pixel hunter so what do you expect?
Before that I tried Trauma. I know people complain about the shallow gameplay, but I had to quit because I just couldn't stand the voice acting. And I'm usually very tolerant of bad voice acting, too.
14-10-2011, 03:07 PM #1564
14-10-2011, 03:12 PM #1565
14-10-2011, 03:32 PM #1566
Just tried the demo of Daedalic's A New Beginning. The voice acting is crap, the sound quality is crap (I keep getting pops/clicks), the visuals are really nice yet devoid of post-processing (i.e. no AA), but it's letterboxed on my 16:9 screen.
I think I'll just wait for the lovely Lace Mamba edition to drop in price.
14-10-2011, 03:40 PM #1567
Helio's got the right of it, you definitely want to ignore the scenarios for now and just start some easy sandbox games to get the hang of things. Rorschach's old tutorial videos might be of some use too. They were made prior to the last expansion, but cover the fundamentals well: http://www.kerberos-productions.com/...php?f=1&t=8117
14-10-2011, 03:46 PM #1568
I think his tutorial videos were actually included in the game. I remember seeing his name pop up in one.
14-10-2011, 06:59 PM #1569
While we're on the subject of robots, I just finished Portal 2. I think that the puzzle design was a little limited, given that everyone and their mother has played the first one by now, but that didn't stop me from getting stuck several times and it didn't stop me from enjoying every second of it. There was a definite feeling of being pushed onto a rollercoaster -- and never leaving the tracks -- but the game is brilliantly written and gorgeously designed with a perfect difficulty curve. And to the people who complain that the Source engine is starting to show its age... I don't know what you're talking about.
14-10-2011, 07:19 PM #1570
Speaking of Portal 2 (spoilers), I was a little disappointed with how they presented how Caroline was connected to GlaDOS. I think they had a more concrete way of doing it in mind, but when JK Simmons refused to voice that "rape scene," they had to soften it up a bit.
Last edited by Kodeen; 14-10-2011 at 07:22 PM.
14-10-2011, 07:26 PM #1571
I was more disappointed that they're still remaining cryptic as to the ties to the Half-Life universe, though the (here be spoilers) "cataclysmic event" that is ongoing throughout the game could be read as the Combine invasion. And the foreshadowing could've been a little (lot) more subtle, but someone had already spoiled for me that Wheatley is the villan.
15-10-2011, 03:14 AM #1572
I finished Homefront in 3.5 hours. The heart was in the right place, but the execution is terrible. I like the Call of Duties and Medals of Honor, but Homefront is a pretty bad clone of that type of game. The world they built and some of the scripted stuff was pretty interesting, and frankly it was a lot more fun just walking around and looking at stuff than shooting it.
It's still better than Bad Company 2's campaign though.
My Rage copy is finally here. Nothing better than a id Software shooter to make me forget about Homefront.
15-10-2011, 04:19 AM #1573
- Join Date
- Oct 2011
I picked up the Witcher in the gog Atari sale. Never played it before so I thought it might be worth $5 and a play through this weekend. We'll see...
I also downloaded Dawn of War II from Steam as it is free to play this weekend and I have been wanting to give this a try. Unfortunately it seems campaign mode is disabled in the free version. I tried one online game but I was pretty confused. I was expecting a RTS type game but instead it was just me and 2 other hero avatars fighting waves of monsters.
15-10-2011, 09:19 AM #1574
15-10-2011, 07:46 PM #1575
So I just finished Mafia 2. I dunno if it's because I had my expectations set against all the moaning but I found it surprisingly enjoyable. While there's plenty of meaningless stuff (anything you need to spend money on, really)and bad stuff (I didn't really give much of a toot about (m)any of the characters and the AI is a bit shit in all forms) there was good stuff too (gunfights, the actors not making me want to mute it, etc.)
It's not an amazing game and it's not the original, but I had a pretty good time getting it played. Next up? Not sure yet. Depends on if I crack and buy Rugby Challenge. :( If I don't.... Might go for either Time Gentlemen Please or possibly make a start on the Oddworld games.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
16-10-2011, 05:52 AM #1576
I picked up Fable 3 when it was on sale recently just to see what the fuss was about (never played the first and don't own a console) and I fancied something a little more light-hearted. I don't really know what to think about it though. There are some glimmers of brilliance in there and a few things that are very well done, but mostly it feels like they took a pretty good game and wrapped it in another, quite awkward, weird and tedious one.
16-10-2011, 06:27 AM #1577
- Join Date
- Aug 2011
- united states of dumbstralia
the binding of isaac is still something i am really enjoying after all this time
and it's such a short game once you think about it, but i've been playing it over and over again just to see the new items and all
i finally enjoy replay value in a video game.
also: bad company 2 (for bf3), dawn of war retribution (enh), fallout new vegasa grumpy dude with a PHD in videogame debating
16-10-2011, 08:41 AM #1578
A friend gifted me Jagged Alliance 2 a few months back, finally decided to get into it. Loving it so far, though I also feel a bit overwhelmed by the plethora of options, and I assume it will only pile them on harder later on, but hopefully by then I'll be used to it. The combat reminds me of Fallout -- with the action points and aimed shots -- probably my favorite turn based combat system ever, so on that front I can't see myself getting bored.
Also trying to set up a profile for my X-52 before I start I-War.
16-10-2011, 08:56 AM #1579
I'm stuck somewhere around top-50 in DoW2: Retribution 1v1 ladder.
Can't win against top Space Marines. Sad.
EDIT: Just won against some Apothecary from top 50. Now he is not in top 50! Feels good.
Last edited by coldvvvave; 16-10-2011 at 10:11 AM.
16-10-2011, 09:03 AM #1580
Stupid gaming. At times it's enough to drive you mad.
Edit: I'm stuck on Rainbow Six Vegas 2 now. I'm at the refinery and I've got to the point where you shut off the alarm. I can do that, and go a little further, but I continually die. I'm fed up with it at the moment, so I might just focus more on Spectromancer.
Last edited by Althea; 16-10-2011 at 10:58 AM.