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26-10-2013, 01:17 AM #17981
Still, it was a lot more fun (and easier) than some of the reviews led me to believe - it looked incredible, and there was a real sense of a struggle between equals (or near-equals) going on.
26-10-2013, 03:44 AM #17982
26-10-2013, 07:45 AM #17983
Walp, I just achieved the completion of a birthday celebration, so it looks like tomorrow I will be playing (or at least deciding betwixt) the following:
Splinter Cell (the original and/or Pandora Tomorrow)
Fortune Winds: Ancient Trader
Crusader Kings 2
The Stanley ParableSupport for my all-pepperjack-cheese food bank charity drive has been lukewarm at best.
26-10-2013, 11:57 AM #17984
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Incredipede, which plays like a mediocre flash game. Disappointed because it could be more.
Arkham City again, which is just a good game through and through.
Brutal Legend for Halloween. I'm enjoying it quite a bit.
26-10-2013, 12:18 PM #17985
I will agree that he could have used a little less HP."Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""
26-10-2013, 12:48 PM #17986
Mr. Bree+, from the Groupees Bundle.
It started out as an incredible and charming game, but the last few levels became incresingly frustrating. The pixel-perfect precision, luck and/or timing required to get through some levels (often dying 50+ times in the process) can be infuriating.
Still I pressed on... and ended up getting rewarded by what is apparently a game-stopping bug in the LAST segment of the LAST FUCKIN' LEVEL. Now I can't even get the closure of just beating it (without even attempting the hellish challenge of getting all puzzle pieces to open up the secret levels).
What a waste. I hope this gets a little more polish before it's greenlit. It's otherwise excellent.
26-10-2013, 01:42 PM #17987
Nope, not in my experience; the prompts are easy, yes, but if you hit him when he's simply standing there, there didn't seem to be a proper pattern to when you could land a blow without him instantly going into a counter which had no prompt to send it back again. I thought it might be when he was talking or playing an idle animation (spinning his staff) but sometimes that seemed to work, sometimes not. Sometimes I got a free hit - I wasn't countering anything, I was simply punching him and it landed - sometimes for all intents and purposes I'd be doing the exact same thing and he'd just block it then hit me back. So I just stopped initiating attacks at all, other than maybe sneaking the odd free punch in after a counter, and some of those still seemed to get me punished for no reason at all. I'm prepared to admit I read it wrong, obviously, but I don't think it's as simple as you're making it out to be either.
Still, far, far, far from the worst flaw in a boss fight I've ever come across. I still really liked it, and I'd happily play that bit again.
26-10-2013, 02:45 PM #17988
26-10-2013, 06:06 PM #17989
Left 4 Dead 2 cos it's Halloweeny time and I ain't played it much. I'm bad at it but its very enjoyable even if it does scare my dog (which it does)
On the Batman note I would like to play a Batman game which was more along noirish lines of Year One or Gotham Central. I know there's the detective element to City and Origins but I don't think it takes much cerebral skill when you have all the gadgets which effectively do it for you. And there is so so much unnecessary punching.
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26-10-2013, 06:55 PM #17990
Been playing Batman: Shitty VOice Actor edition
Honestly, there are some parts I really like. Deathstroke was a badass. I really like that Batman is being a detective this time around. I like that Bruce is still "learning" how to be Batman (even if it has been two years...). Then there is stuff like the really awkward dialogue ("a pwnbox". Really Barbara?) and that they are just trying too hard to evoke Year One's "Batman VS Gordon" without actually having read Year One.
And the voice acting is just bad. Batman's voice is basically all the worst aspects of Bale-bat.
That being said, I am taking a break because these bugs are pissing me off. Bad enough that lots of contextual hotspots just don't work (I apparently can't climb into a vent in an Enigma tower), but I also keep getting stuck on geometry.
Also, I don't know if it is a bug or not, but the grapple accelerator seems a LOT slower. And Batman seems to be unable to hook onto a large majority of the rooftops, which just makes navigation a chore.
26-10-2013, 10:15 PM #17991
Finally giving Human Revolution a decent go. It may be starting to grab me now, but by god it has taken a while
26-10-2013, 10:55 PM #17992
Oh, Crysis 2, I was actually enjoying you quite a bit, but this? Fight off fifteen aliens or more with NPCs screaming at me to get a move on - even though you cannot run past enemies when the game won't let you - and then do a Matrix jump that's absolutely impossible to judge and then oh, whoops, you failed? Better do it all again, then. No thanks. I don't care if this is the penultimate level - uninstalled, bye.
I still think the Crysis games are some of the worst ever examples of developers trying to create a virtual setting that makes you feel superhuman. I have never, ever once felt like an armoured tin god or an invisible predator playing any Crysis game; despite the spectacular production values I've always been constantly consumed by the terrifying awareness my powers last five seconds at best under pressure, and that I'll die in moments if I get surrounded. Sure, I can do cool stuff, and I can make it seem to an observer as if my enemies never had a chance, but it never, ever feels like that for me. Crackdown made me feel superhuman - still vulnerable if I was stupid, but superhuman nonetheless, able to do just about what the hell I liked within certain easily workable limits and always able to get away from danger with the minimum of hassle if I chose. Crysis simply doesn't come close.
Oh, well. I had fun, but yeah, never going back knowing that idiotic set piece is waiting, and I'm suddenly rather less eager to see any more of Crysis 3. I doubt I'd ever buy anything from Crytek full price again, either (yes, yes, I know they've sailed off in the good ship F2P, but still).
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26-10-2013, 11:46 PM #17993
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- Jun 2011
You're not missing anything by quitting crysis 2 at that point. It actually gets a little more bullshit right at the end. And I'm saying that as someone who otherwise perfectly enjoyed the rest of the game.
27-10-2013, 03:46 AM #17994
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- Aug 2012
Dark Souls. I equipped the rusted iron ring to kill the chaos eaters near the fog door in Lost Izalith, died, and ran straight into lava without the orange charred ring on the way back. Fuck. Anyway, anything I should know about this boss? I keep hearing it's one of the more unfair, and both ceaseless discharge and the centipede demon brutalized me.
27-10-2013, 04:27 AM #17995Steam ID ; GFWL: alset85
27-10-2013, 05:36 AM #17996
27-10-2013, 09:19 AM #17997
27-10-2013, 02:03 PM #17998
So yeah, like 8-9 hours down the drain by the looks of things.
27-10-2013, 02:37 PM #17999
27-10-2013, 03:22 PM #18000