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13-01-2014, 12:19 AM #19241
So this is why I love Dominions 3, there I am taking my opponent apart. I have sat a demon lord 'Lord of the Plague Wind' outside a fort with siege golems and possessed earth elementals and possessed storm demons and werewolves.
I only send the storm demons and the demon lord to storm the gates of the fort, because the Demon Lord automatically creates a storm, and that empowers the storm demons so together they are an engine of destruction but then... WTF! He cast charm on the demon lord and converts him, stealing something I sacrificed 150 blood slaves for with 1 nature gem (after like 10 tries, but still). The demon lord then murders his Storm demon buddies and the battle ends, so here I am sat trying to think how I could possibly cope with this locally while yes... kicking the other players ass generally with Earth Kings, swarms of highly trained immortal vampires, a Djinn, and the other 3 Demon Lords and countless other little bits and pieces.
Yes... It's one of those games.
13-01-2014, 01:56 AM #19242
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13-01-2014, 12:31 PM #19244
After pushing down FC3: Blood Dragon's mouse sensitivity as low as it can go, I'm starting to enjoy it. The lowest setting still allows me to do 180s so the scale they're using is really weird. But having to hold E to do anything remains a massive pain in the ass.
13-01-2014, 06:03 PM #19245
Aaand beat Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the regular single-player campaign. 50 hours (according to the game's stats page), 96% done. Loved it. Not without its flaws (I'd have found Roberts a lot more intimidating without that damn pornstache, for one thing), but loved it, and that ending - when Anne started singing - man, right in the feels. I've always had a soft spot for the demented modern-day SF plotting but at the same time I've always thought the Assassins versus Templars narrative is in some respects both markedly under-rated and far too easily dismissed as BUT I WANNA STAB NECKS AND BE A PIRATE!!11!!1!. How the game dealt with the idea that everyone Edward sailed with was now dead or soon to be, and his little bit of banter with Ah Tabai over what "Nothing is true, and everything is permitted" really means were two of my favorite story moments in anything released last year, I think. Hit me just as hard as anything in Gone Home.
Still got Adeline and Freedom Cry to do and I'm very much looking forward to both. Bought the game day one, paid full price, and I don't regret it at all. If Ubisoft manage to keep the next one in the franchise at this level of quality or better I'll be a happy man.
13-01-2014, 06:19 PM #19246
Not too close, but close enough that you can run the hounds over to them. [SPOILERS MAYBE:] After a couple of winters, though, the hounds will start overpowering them, so be sure a safe room is in your long-term plans.
The endless fertilizer's pretty great too.[/SPOILERS]
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13-01-2014, 06:23 PM #19247
I started Papo & Yo. Seems nice. The oniric landscape paints some beautiful places and situations (the creature made of houses that carries you stroke me as a lovely detail).
I've only came across with two problems: First, it causes me headache. I suspect it has something to do with the FoV settings.
Secondly, I don't think I can gain much more from playing the game that what I got from reading about it. The plataforming and movement is just "all right" so it doesn't do much from that point of view, and with my headache problems I think I might leave it alone. I'll keep at it a while longer just to be sure.
13-01-2014, 08:29 PM #19248
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13-01-2014, 10:13 PM #19252
In addition, I started Nehrim up last night. Haven't gotten out of the tutorial zone yet, but so far it seems worthwhile.
14-01-2014, 01:26 AM #19253
About Far Cry 3: I've been playing through Blood Dragon and loving it, but I'm already starting to feel like I've seen all it has. Could anyone comment on how similar Far Cry 3 is? And is there more to the combat? I gather FC3 is bigger, which may hurt it if the game play doesn't bulk up to match. I'm only at Level 18 in Blood Dragon, and between the chain gun and explosive unlock for the sniper, I'm more or less unstoppable even on Hard mode. I think it might not be long before it's just the soundtrack(!!!) and the long-range arrow headshots that keep me giving a damn.
I'm also having a hard time imagining how the completely over the top VIDEOOOO GAAAAAAAAAAMES attitude and aesthetic running through everything would work in something that isn't a self-consciously retro-futuristic satire.
14-01-2014, 07:53 AM #19254
In single player, I'm playing and greatly enjoying XCOM: Enemy Within in short spurts. Getting a handle on all my options is actually proving somewhat intimidating, but I feel like I have a clearer notion of what I'm doing than in my old, never-completed EU game.
In multiplayer, a friend and I have gone back to the always fantastic AI War after a long absence. The expansions we haven't played yet are unsurprisingly outstanding, and it's all gradually coming back, though the relearning curve is not insignificant. It's still an amazing, clever strategy game after all this time and all these changes, which is good to see. There's a reason I've logged 400+ hours on this game.
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14-01-2014, 08:20 AM #19255
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14-01-2014, 10:21 AM #19258
That's why I choose to see Blood Dragon as a rather knowing piss-take. They've taken this game which claims to be so sophisticated and complex, the exact same game, made it about a cyborg commando who fights robots and electric lizards, and it plays more like said ludicrous 80's power fantasy romp than it *ever* did the supposedly subtle commentary on games and trope inversion etc. In fact with the exception of Saints IV it's the most gratifying and absurd power fantasy gaming has to offer I think, precisely because it is so far removed from the realms of plausibility or even reality. You'd look at it and think that it was dumb. And it is. But it knows what it is, dosen't pretend to be anything else, and it's a great game for it.
It reveals that the only intellectual element to FC3 is the bit where it is expressly telling you how intellectual it is, cos it sure doesn't come from anything you do in it or that the game does with itself or you.
And this is the successor to Far Cry 2 for goodness sake. Far Cry 2 is the game about being a mercenary,a hired killer, that's your profession, yet killing people is horrible and hard and frantic, a message conveyed with every input you make, every device you encounter, everything you see and explore.
Far Cry 3 is this supposed Heart of Darkness journey to savagery fable in which you become a seasoned killer within the space of about five minutes. There is no corruption of innocence. You kill a guy and then you kill another one and then you kill three and then you kill two and then you kill another one and then you kill a tiger within the space of about half an hour, and occasionally a heavily scripted moment of voice acting will dwell on how you are killing so many things. Yes there's the whole tatoo/warrior motif but it's just a motif to justify unrealistic, conventional video game junk. Upgrade, kill, cnage the colour of things, become invincible, remove challenge. Those are exactly the same upgrade options offered in Saints Row III and IV, come to think of it.
It is Videogames: The Videogame really, while its author talks about it as though it were some sort of anti-videogame.
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14-01-2014, 12:00 PM #19259
Have you tried giving monster meat to a pig three times?
I have FC3 and Blood Dragon which should I play first?
14-01-2014, 12:26 PM #19260
Does it have to be the same pig? I put some down, but different pigs ate it. And yeah I found out about needing manure when I tried to dig up a bush and plant it again only for it to never change.