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25-08-2013, 09:38 PM #16801"Harry uses the One Ring to defeat Magneto and save the Rebellion!"
With thanks to RaveTurned in comments on the main page.
25-08-2013, 10:12 PM #16802
25-08-2013, 10:48 PM #16803
25-08-2013, 11:40 PM #16804
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26-08-2013, 12:54 AM #16805
So i finally beat poland,hureey. Then stupid Lithuania declare war with me,at the same time Novogrod breaks alliance and starts attacking me constantly at the same time i defend myself from Lithuania right,so for the grand finale,Cuman Khanate attacks me with full force. Fuck this :|
26-08-2013, 01:14 AM #16806
26-08-2013, 01:49 AM #16807
Playing a little Saints Row 2, solo. It's fun, but the downgrades are a little jarring coming from the brilliance that is SR3. Still, clunky animations and clunkier controls aside, it's basically the same game, with the same outstanding sense of itself.
Playing some Dead Island: Riptide in co-op as well. It's a good time, just like the first, and dismembering zombies is inherently satisfying.
In short, it's "dumb entertainment" season, since I've spent the beginning of the new semester completely burnt out between a change of schedule, a move, and doing a crapton of prep work.
26-08-2013, 01:57 AM #16808
I mean seriously, when you remember how ENORMOUS Daggerfall was, it's just a bit lame to see an entire imperial province that is a fraction of the size of a petty kingdom in one corner of a small province like High Rock.
Of course, some of the sucky aspects of Daggerfall were the natural consequence of its huge scale, but it's hard not to long for the impossible.
26-08-2013, 03:14 AM #16809
It's 1573 and I've reached the point where my European isolation is making it dangerous to fight any wars. Thankfully Castille's (no, Spain never formed) seemingly eternal personal union with Austria means they don't ever declare wars on me. Europe itself has been a little boring since Austria passed the HRE resolution forbidding its members to fight each other, although France has seen some action after it was soundly beaten by a 15+ coalition led by the Netherlands (who proceeded to take only ONE province from France. Sigh.).
Elsewhere in Europe, Sweden and Norway finally broke free of Denmark after its collapse (not sure why that happened). Norway proceeded to whack Scotland and invade Britain, which is hopelessly divided between England, Scotland, Wales, Northumberland and now Norway. Ironically, Ireland is happily unified. As for Sweden, they're trying to beat Muscovy. Muscovy was doing very well until a peasant war ruined it, and now they're being harassed on all sides by the likes of Kazan, Golden Horde and Livonian Order. As for Byzantium, they managed to remove a pathetic Ottoman Empire from the game only to be mercilessly trounced by the Mamluks, who took almost all of their Turkish provinces.
Elsewhere in the world, I was surprised to see India almost united by Vijayanagar and an also almost united Japan gaining a lot of territory from Korea and the Manchus. Another oddity is a very large Nepal, going from the Bengal Delta almost to Samarkand.
As for me, I'm racing to get all the good Caribbean provinces before Castille and working on my infrastructure now that I think I've finally figured out how trade works, and am making some good gold at last. Every now and then when I get bored I go bully a pagan nation, but I'm running out of those now :( I'm also working on diploannexing a couple of Italian minors, which might be dangerous because it could attract Austria's attention.
Speaking of that, is there any way for a non-HRE nation like me to stop Austria from uniting it? They've already passed 6 of the 8 resolutions and it's only 1573...
26-08-2013, 05:26 AM #16810
I am now almost nine hours into Stalker CS and reaching Clear Sky as my next destination. So far I am enjoying the game very much (lets just forget about the terrible beginning in the swamp) and cannot wait to get back into the Zone.
26-08-2013, 06:09 AM #16811
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- Jun 2011
I played a bit with Civilization V and even started considering a purchase - depending on the price - but then I heard something about DLC so I went to Wikipedia to confirm just what exactly would I get if I simply bought the game itself.
Turns out that, if you skip both major DLCs(which are both priced similar to the game itself) you will not get any of the following(just a mechanics list, of course you also get less civilizations, units, wonders, etc.):
- trade routes between civilizations
- the world congress
- great works
Makes you wonder just are you supposed to play vanilla Civilization V? Rush Chariots, gg?
26-08-2013, 06:58 AM #16812
26-08-2013, 08:26 AM #16813
But how could i concentrate on one or two fronts when i have been attacked on four all the time and i need to move army from here to there and it become a chore,112 turns and all i do is defending. Only thing we acomplished is taking poland and making few good alliances with some powerful nations but that doesn't help me one bit. So i will begin with one isolated nation,perhaps Scotland and see how that plays out.
26-08-2013, 08:56 AM #16814
Best thing is to buy Civ V + Brave New World and then if you decide you want Gods and Kings civilizations, buy it on sale since you're already got all it's mechanics."Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""
26-08-2013, 09:19 AM #16815
Finished Max Payne 3 and plan to finish The adventure of Van Helsing by the end of the week.
I think MP3 is a good combination of cutscenes and gameplay. I rarely felt that they contradict each other, Max is always a troubled soul who don't give a fuck about slaughtering hundreds of mooks in the name of justice, or at least what he thinks is the right thing (don't want to get into spoiler area at the moment).
Next I considered playing Dead space 3, but I'm a bit tired of action games. So I think I'll take a deep breath and finally get into Shogun 2 (never got past the first two hours of the tutorials).
26-08-2013, 09:45 AM #16816
Played a couple of hours of System Shock 2 yesterday. I'm not sure what I think of it really. Some features are really cool, but I find the UI to be unintuitive and a bit clunky. The story is hard to follow too, in my opinion.
26-08-2013, 09:53 AM #16817
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I love System Shock 2 to death but I stumbled upon some LP last year and realized the beginning more or less goes like this: unspecified past, present, Delacroix's message from the future, New Game, 3 years ago, 2 years ago, 1 year ago, present, few weeks later.
That's... not a very intuitive way to handle a game's first half an hour, yes.
26-08-2013, 11:56 AM #16818
I'm a good chunk of the way through Darksiders 2.
It's enjoyable, and I'm probably going to see it through to the end, but I think I liked the first game more. I don't like the RPG elements that have been shoehorned in, they seem unecessary since DS1 was solid enough without them. I like hitting stuff with scythes, not looking at stat screens!
The gameplay is still similar enough to DS1 that I can ignore the flaws. It's like a near-perfect mashup of Zelda and Prince of Persia.
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26-08-2013, 12:58 PM #16820