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    Sticky: Perhaps, but when you're comparing two mammoth...

    Perhaps, but when you're comparing two mammoth AAA fairly "open" action-oriented RPGs it is fairly constructive to note that EA's bottomless money pit apparently couldn't beat a game with a fraction...
  2. Sticky: Haven't seen it mentioned in among all the...

    Haven't seen it mentioned in among all the freedom-cheering, so for what it's worth, Storybundle have a new Steampunk bundle up and it seems like it might be a good one. If nothing else it has...
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    Eh, I rarely play anything I think of as having...

    Eh, I rarely play anything I think of as having outright "crappy graphics", but then I have a much higher tolerance for PS1-era 3D - I still count Vagrant Story as one of the most gorgeous videogames...
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    Virtually anything on the Wii can be set up...

    Virtually anything on the Wii can be set up fairly comfortably on a regular controller, especially if it's a more conventional sort of game at heart. It's relatively easy to work out how to do it...
  5. Sticky: Assault Horizon basically tried to turn Ace...

    Assault Horizon basically tried to turn Ace Combat into Burnout, with mixed results. It plays up kills with cutaways to garish closeups of your targets exploding (the PR talks about "spewing oil...
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    Sticky: Nah, it was always like that. It's not a bad game...

    Nah, it was always like that. It's not a bad game by any means, but the narrative can't hold a candle to the movies it's drawing on. There's no sense of divided loyalties, no real character...
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    Sticky: If you've yet to complete one run through, unless...

    If you've yet to complete one run through, unless the PC version is vastly different to the iOS port, oh yes you will. (AFAIK it's easier, but otherwise the same game; someone correct me if I'm...
  8. Sticky: I repeat, Storybundle do offer preview pages for...

    I repeat, Storybundle do offer preview pages for all the books... that's the main reason I'm not going for the SF one, because the openings to most of them struck me as mediocre right down to...
  9. Sticky: Image are far, far less geared towards BOOBS than...

    Image are far, far less geared towards BOOBS than Top Cow, and have been for a long time, and while there are several comics in their lineup with fairly explicit sex or violence it's generally in...
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    Sticky: Been playing more God Eater just recently, which...

    Been playing more God Eater just recently, which fascinates me. My criticisms remain the same - a poorly-implemented story that keeps squandering its more interesting tropes, too much anime nonsense...
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    Sticky: Nah, that's not why they're being spotted. At...

    Nah, that's not why they're being spotted. At least, I've never had that happen once in twenty-some hours' play. Enemies can see up and down quite some distance, and the edges of buildings are...
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    Sticky: I'm struggling to process just how good Shadow...

    I'm struggling to process just how good Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is. No, it's not perfect, but as far as stealth playgrounds go Dishonored 2 is nothing next to this - sure, maybe the Void...
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    Sticky: It gets more interesting, and the later levels...

    It gets more interesting, and the later levels get significantly more colorful/sunlit, but it still sticks with grimdark and oppression, more often than not. The... third act? It's been a while -...
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    Sticky: To be fair, indeed, I agree it's definitely an...

    To be fair, indeed, I agree it's definitely an "action movie" type of voice. I'm not particularly well travelled or whatever, so... pinch of salt and so forth - but I've never met anybody who talks...
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    Sticky: Oh, believe me, this is worse than you're...

    Oh, believe me, this is worse than you're thinking. I mean, I don't know what you count as "the majority" - I've only got a handful in my Steam library, most of them are older games, and I've not...
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    Sticky: Picked The Old City: Leviathan up for pocket...

    Picked The Old City: Leviathan up for pocket change in the sale because I was reminded it exists and I was curious, and holy crap, this thing is staggeringly bad. A walking sim with painfully earnest...
  17. Sticky: God, the manga bundle's a disappointment; only...

    God, the manga bundle's a disappointment; only two volumes of Blame!, Knights of Sidonia is terrible, and the extras are worthless to all but the most obsessive fan. No thanks.

    I actually bought...
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    Sticky: It's frustrating, but doesn't bother me that...

    It's frustrating, but doesn't bother me that much; I still have GOG, iOS and emulation, plus UPlay and Origin if I really need them.
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    I got it for free (a review copy back at release)...

    I got it for free (a review copy back at release) and still couldn't find anything to like about it. It was an utter headache to write about, as well, because it was one of those games where I felt...
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    Conversely, I hated it (and I mean hated), to the...

    Conversely, I hated it (and I mean hated), to the point I would argue it isn't worth it at any price. Dull, grindingly unfunny, pointlessly obtuse, wildly frustrating (I found the...
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    Sticky: To elaborate on this - people call them...

    To elaborate on this - people call them bullet-spongy, which I don't remotely agree with - careful shooting and saving the "proper", high-damage ammunition for when you really need it makes huge...
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    Sticky: Already got, but I'm waiting to get started on...

    Already got, but I'm waiting to get started on Mankind Divided. <_< Lara's game is also on sale on iOS; I keep thinking I should complete the set. (What's next? Final Fantasy Go? nuThief Go?)
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    Another vote for this, for anyone who might be...

    Another vote for this, for anyone who might be hovering over it. The first game had the better story (with an absolutely phenomenal ending), but the second one isn't too far behind, and it's a much...
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    Sticky: Duncan Harris/DeadEndThrills had some incredible...

    Duncan Harris/DeadEndThrills had some incredible screens of that, but he doesn't seem to have them up any more. :( I never liked it much as a game, but the art direction was amazing.
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    Sticky: Holy crap Shadow Tactics is still so, so, so...

    Holy crap Shadow Tactics is still so, so, so good. Real-time tactics-lite that's murderously tough to do "right", compulsive enough I want to do it "right" even if there's no actual reward for doing...
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