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05-03-2012, 12:39 PM #3861
FFXII looks pretty awesome, though. The art direction is the best I've seen in any FF game, imo. Shame the protag wasn't Basch. Or Balthier.
05-03-2012, 12:45 PM #3862
Give me steam and how you feel to make it real.
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05-03-2012, 01:00 PM #3863
It's still sapping a lot of my time. With my current dynasty I've somehow (more through luck than judgement) found myself heir to The Holy Roman Empire. Unfortunately he's only 19 and I'm 23 so I'd need a big slice of luck to actually inherit it as I don't have sufficient intrigue skills to pull off an assasination. Fortunately my current character has bucked the unsavoury trend his descendants had of killing their wives, which was beginning to get a bit disturbing!
It's also one of the few games where I'm hoping for some DLC, i reckon it would be fun to play as one of the Muslim or pagan nations.
Also had a wee play with the demo of FTL, which led me to contributing to their Kickstarter. When it comes out I can definitely see it filling the "quick blast of gameplay" role that I generally have filled with a rougelike-like or puzzle game.
05-03-2012, 01:09 PM #3864
05-03-2012, 01:23 PM #3865
And, come on! The guy's like Zidane, only better. And he's a pirate. And he's got a gun. And a sexy bunny friend. And a badass. What more could we possibly ask for?
05-03-2012, 01:24 PM #3866
05-03-2012, 01:31 PM #3867
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05-03-2012, 01:38 PM #3869
As it stands, I right now have Minish Cap, Twilight Princess, (I picked up that Gamecube version) A Link to the Past, the original NES game, Link's Awakening DX, Wind Waker and Spirit tracks all in various states of unfinished or unplayed. Because what I really want to play is Oracle of Ages.
05-03-2012, 02:03 PM #3870I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
05-03-2012, 04:54 PM #3871
It's weird. There's a definite shift in tone between Saints Row 2 and 3. 3 is "gleefully psychotic." 2 is "mean and bitchy."
Both have revenge scenarios featured centrally in the narrative, but in 3 the focus is on enriching yourself rather than punishing others. Yeah, you kill the Belgian dude but you barely even care as you squee wide-eyed at your new toys. You unmask the luchador but you're practically driven to distraction by all the media attention. You're a villain with good publicity!
In 2, you burn a man's face with radioactive waste before kidnapping his girlfriend in an elaborate scenario where he ends up unwittingly crushing her with a monster truck, and then you make mangle his talented assistants such that they can never work again. You break a man's legs and bury him alive, before nailing his father to the floor with a sword and telecasting his screams of anguish. Holy damn, you're pure malevolence!
It's like, in 3, your character will threaten, "I'm gonna kill you, your family and your dog!" and then forget to do so because there's partying to do. In 2, the next three missions will be "the dude," "the dude's family," and "the dude's dog."
05-03-2012, 05:27 PM #3872
Lost Odyssey, when it comes to combat, is pretty classic in terms of J-RPGs. It has a few small tweaks here and there, but doesn't deviate too far from the standard formula. The story however is very good, and there are tiny readable stories, short written stories, which are supposed to be some of the characters' memories, which are absolutely beautiful. Seriously. If you don't cry after reading the first one, you have no soul or feelings.
Nier is like a weird attempt at bringing arcade-y combat to an RPG. Feels a bit forced, but it works. However, the setting is amazing, it's like the apocalypse came, humanity barely survived, and what's left has devolved into a kind of medieval state heavily influenced, by the most part, by Celtic culture. The whole soundtrack reeks of it, despite being a purely Japanese game. And once again, the story is pretty good. Although the killer comes when you finish it for the second time.
When you first finish it, you get the "A" ending; you're the best, the boss, the hero, you saved the world; but... the game has 4 endings total. If you replay after the ending, you get thrown already kinda like halfway into the game (in this regard, luckily, the game isn't too long; short for J-RPG standards, actually) and there's this tiny small change, which may seem like little more than a curiosity, a gimmick, but good god it manages to cast the entire story, and most of the characters in a radically different light. It's amazing.
So yeah, I really recommend you play both.
05-03-2012, 06:15 PM #3873
05-03-2012, 07:34 PM #3874
1000 Amps: Thanks to Johns WiT last week I got this little indie platformer. Enjoying it so far. I especially like the openness of the gameworld, that when you are stuck you can just try the next room. Only negative thing is that sometimes I have severe mouselag. Damn you flash!
Amnesia - The Dark Descent: I am nearing the Inner Sanctum now. Left at the Choir yesterday evening and will continue later. The atmosphere in this game is just so damn great. Even if it makes me stop playing the game after 30 minutes, because I was scared of something. Really excited to see the ending. Reminds me a bit of Metro 2033, where I also played in short bursts of 30 minutes, but once the credits rolled I wanted to start again!
Red Orchestra 2: Yup, still playing. Currently at honor rank 72. I think with my playtime I could have easily reached rank 99. Never farmed bots though. In the serverlist you can always see many servers with one player on it. Playing against bots, to get faster ranks. Why would you do that? Thats like the most boring thing I can imagine, because RO2 bots are like the worst bots ever in a mp fps.
Serious Sam - The Second Encounter: Have finished the South America campaign. Now into the second level of the persian campaign. I have never played the SS games when they were released and I feel a bit bad for it. These games are just so much fun. Will definitely get Serious Sam 3 the next weeks/months!
05-03-2012, 07:52 PM #3875
05-03-2012, 08:37 PM #3876
Saint's Row 2 had a few rather touching/dramatic moments, for example (SPOILER) Aisha's death and the mercy-killing of what's-his-face that was dragged by a car. (/END SPOILER)
Saint's Row 3, while a great game on so many levels, really didn't have any touching moments like that.
05-03-2012, 11:03 PM #3877
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06-03-2012, 12:16 AM #3879
06-03-2012, 12:28 AM #3880
Fired up Mass Effect 2 again. Not to play the whole thing again (decided to just refresh myself on stuff that happened by reading wikis and so on) but just to get myself in the mood. Decided to get The Shadow Broker DLC as people seem to think it's good and it's nice to have something new to play to get me back into the swing of it. None of the rest of the DLC seems worth it though, so I'll porbably not bother.