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04-12-2013, 10:21 PM #18561
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- Dec 2012
- Austin, TX
If anyone would like to give Hearthstone (Blizzard's virtual CCG) a try, I got a spare key. I've been having lots of fun with it. 5-2 on my current Arena run, best I've managed so far.
Send a PM if you'd like to give it a try.
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04-12-2013, 11:35 PM #18562
04-12-2013, 11:55 PM #18563
05-12-2013, 02:13 AM #18564
Just finished the campaing on XCOM: Enemy Within. Great expansion, adds a lot while keeping the essence of the game intact. I hope the next expansion adds more to the strategic layer and air combat, as those are the weakest parts of the game.
Resuming my Trine 2 playtrough now.
05-12-2013, 03:53 AM #18565
Just started playing Broken Sword Five. Wonder how long it is... just started the game but Im planing to play it for few hours later this evening. Maybe even beat the first episode in one sitting.
05-12-2013, 03:59 AM #18566
To be honest, I'm also getting slightly annoyed by the movement system; while it's head-and-shoulders above the vast majority of first-person games in terms of immersion, I'd really like it if I weren't sliding down hills so often when I'm trying to climb them. It sometimes takes way too long for the game to decide that I'm allowed to step forward again. But overall, it greatly enriches the game, because it makes traversing the terrain into a kind of emergent gameplay, where you have to judge for yourself where you can and cannot go. It's not a matter of "can I take this much fall damage?" but of "will I be able to slow my descent down this hill enough so that my momentum doesn't take me over the edge?" Just making the body of the player obey basic principles of physics already makes such a big difference to how engrossing the game becomes.
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05-12-2013, 04:23 AM #18567
It'd be nice to compile a list of games playable with TATE. All of my CAVE shmups on my 360 do it, so I've got that hooked up via VGA. I'm pretty sure that Jamestown was made to be played widescreen, but Gundemonium should have an option. I'll have to give them a shot. Audiosurf, I think, would be awesome at 1200x1920.
05-12-2013, 10:03 AM #18568
05-12-2013, 10:15 AM #18569
Guacamelee - I'm really enjoying this. It's a good challenging platform title with ok combat. I love the theme of it though and the music is top notch. My only gripes so far are that 1) I wasted an hour of my life trying to make an impossible jump using what skills I had available only to find out if I continued on a different path I'd have gotten double jump and 2) the combat sometimes feels a little bit unfair. There's periods of time where you're character is stuck in an animation coming out of an attack and you're completely defenceless from attacks. It's probably because of Batman spoiling me but I dislike it when I finish suplexing a guy that someone else can attack me and there's nothing I can do about it.
05-12-2013, 10:26 AM #18570
Sometimes the odds are just too difficult to beat ! (but it can be frustrating, yeah, positioning is key).
Otherwise, I agree it's a really nice game. i love all the easter eggs too !
05-12-2013, 10:30 AM #18571
Nah I gave up on AssCreed because of it being a conga line of men. I've no problem with them attacking me while killing their friends, but I dislike that there's nothing I can do to avoid their attacks. The animations make it impossible to avoid some attacks. If I could roll out of the way, counter or block it wouldn't be an issue because then I'd feel like any time I got hit, that was my fault for failing to get out of the way or react quick enough. But when it's a case that I'm being hit by unavoidable attacks it just feels a little annoying.
And yeah the easter eggs are all great. I love how some of them change in the two worlds. Like the Minecraft one.
05-12-2013, 02:09 PM #18572
Saints Row 2. Jeez, what a horrible, ugly, mean-spirited little game this is. I mean, yeah, it was clearly put together by a committee who sat down and went "Clearly Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the best GTA, so what could we make if we just threw out that story nonsense and carried on putting silly carnival mini-games on top?" and technically speaking they did a reasonable job (lots to do, constant numbers going up, game is clearly in love with its own silliness etc., etc.), but Christ, everything about it is just so... dull. Stillwater is a bland, vacuous place with not a shred of life or personality, the characters are tedious stereotypes devoid of wit or intelligence, the jokes are a pale shadow of GTA, the gameplay is full of teeth-grindingly frustrating little mis-steps (my favorite so far would be when warping to shore out of the water put me outside of the mission area without enough time to make it back)...
But at the same time it has just enough lizard-brain HAHAHA I KILL THINGS going on to keep me playing, on and off. It's not a bad game, it's just... Edge pretty much nailed it with
its blank-slate protagonist and fratboy misanthropy invites you to view society as nothing more than a bloodied rabble of interchangeable freaks, where the only human distinctions are whether you’re alive or dead, and the only character development is how you transition from the first state to the second
05-12-2013, 02:53 PM #18573
But GTA SA was the best GTA.
05-12-2013, 03:24 PM #18574
Saint's Row: The Third is the only one I've played, and I found the city to be quite boring too. I enjoyed the game very much, but the environment was bland.Want to add me on Steam? Steam name: Mr. Gert
05-12-2013, 03:31 PM #18575
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05-12-2013, 03:43 PM #18576
I've always thought it was pretty simple, myself. To me, GTA is incredibly stupid, but takes itself incredibly seriously. I've never made it any significant distance in to one, the arcadey gameplay completely clashes with the sense of self-importance and the dour characters are hugely off-putting.
The SR games are incredibly stupid and know they're incredibly stupid. They embrace the stupidity. It'd be inappropriate to call them good, really, but at least they're fun IMO, which is more than I can say for any iteration of GTA.
Anyway, on topic I've been spending what little gaming time I've got messing around with Pinball FX2 and trying to learn how to play Wargame: Airland Battle.
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05-12-2013, 03:56 PM #18578
At the same time, much as I hate pure ludological thinking, I can appreciate the joy in a game that's, well, just havin' a laugh, innit. I was tempted by SR the Third when it came out - the idea that they'd embraced the silliness - but was put off by the legacy of their thug life approach in the first two games (Whored Mode and all the rest of it). Still liked the sound of it enough that I was even more tempted by IV on hearing it had gone totally bugnuts, but couldn't afford it at full price. Saw the franchise pack in the sale and thought oh, well, why not? But I wanted to play at least a bit of 2 to get some context before moving on to the crazy stuff.
But while I can appreciate SR 2 is trying to be a game that's just about having a laugh, I think it does a mediocre job of it of it for the most part and I don't find it much fun. Every GTA I've ever played has been far better than this, to my way of thinking, for all their flaws. I can't see that it's any more wacky or rebellious or off-the-wall than marketing-driven TO THE XTREME! nonsense like Army of Two, for all the countless minigames and side missions and whatnot.
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05-12-2013, 03:56 PM #18579
Deadpool. What a bloody fun game this is! Why did it get slagged off so much? It's a brilliant game and the fourth wall thing is rather amusing. It's probably because of all the dick jokes and the boobies, but the whole package (see what I did there?:) is so very enjoyable. And the combat is fun, more so than most other third person shooters/brawlers out there at the moment.
05-12-2013, 04:20 PM #18580
And yes, you're getting something out of those GTA games I just never got, which is just down to taste. To be honest, I have no interest in/patience for crime narratives in general, so it's probably no surprise that I don't get anything out of GTA's storytelling. If I find the Sopranos unengaging, what hope is there for Rockstar?