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16-03-2013, 04:42 PM #13501
16-03-2013, 07:54 PM #13502
Currently playing Cavestory+ and I am stuck at the Evil Core. Enjoyed it a lot till now but failing again and again at a boss battle is fun for only a short time. But somehow I am already tempted to start a new game once I beat it to get to the secret ending and getting some weapons I missed this playthrough. Leveldesign and the physics are perfect in this game. Didnt mind the backtracking you have to do in some levels.
Anyways I had the great idea to try out Dark Souls again tonight and bounced right off from it again. Actually a really stupid idea when you are stuck at a boss battle to try to get into this one again. Had some problems getting it to run because of GFWL but I could fix it easily. Recently moved to China and you cannot use Gfwl there, but using a VPN did the trick.
16-03-2013, 09:01 PM #13503
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16-03-2013, 09:10 PM #13504I am once again writing a blog, vaguely about playing games the wrong way
16-03-2013, 09:50 PM #13505
17-03-2013, 12:12 AM #13506
Tomb Raider reboot
Okay, I'm more or less enjoying this game despite some obvious flaws but I had to pause and write this.
minor spoiler ahead
Lara Croft. Is she stupid? After broadcasting a SOS signal couldn't she say something like "Hey, almost forgot, there are seven thousand armed men here, be sure to bring expeditionary force with tanks and air support"? Why couldn't she at least mention armed thugs who kill people on sight? Why? I can already see a dramatic scene where rescuers are killed. All because Lara Croft is stupid.
EIDT: oh, never mind. Writer just forgot about that. Plane was supposed to crash anyway. And where it was going to land again? On a mountaintop? Were they just dropping off supplies? What the hell, who wrote that idiocy?
EDIT2: and then she just looked at how the pilot got stabbed to death. Now this may be screenwriters fault. Still, in my rage I spit tea all over my screen.
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17-03-2013, 12:18 AM #13507
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If you get hung up on the SoS call - wait until you spend an hour climbing into a highly defended fortress that no-one has entered for centuries only to find the the men who were chasing you just strolled in the 'goons only' entrance and are ready to head-you-off the moment you get inside - that will blow your mind...
Seriously tho - we need to ask Crystal Dynamics how the fuck they went from a Tomb Raider game to this...
17-03-2013, 12:27 AM #13508
Also funny thing is noticing how at the start of game she starts fire because she is cold right ? Then later in game she is climbing on fucking ice mountain,in her t-shirt! xD
17-03-2013, 01:00 AM #13509
And in other news we have reports that, shocking enough, video games are neither realistic nor consistant! Well fuck-a-duck.
17-03-2013, 01:05 AM #13510
Hurdurdur..Point is that they tried to create this belief that she is vulnerable etc.. Then they did that and that,and fucked up everything. Remember how you kill first deer and its like OMG NO WHAT HAVE I DONE FORGIVE ME ANIMAL FROM NATURE I AM HUNGRY! Then after that she is like oh deers and shoot dozen of them,same with killing first guy,after that she kills 300 guys more :|
17-03-2013, 01:13 AM #13511
17-03-2013, 01:31 AM #13512
Vulnerability went out the window when the game requires or even allows you to kill hundreds of enemies. The tone of the new Tomb Raider sounds like that which Far Cry 3 would have had if it hadn't played up the crazy side so much. FC3 cast you as a fish-out-of-water, but then gave you near-superpowers, guns, hallucinogens, a power-trip and reggae dubstep, then very self-consciously sets you up as a warrior god. Tomb Raider goes for the waterless fish again but gives you a tank top, a bow and probably internal bleeding, yet tries to then play straight the mass murder.
17-03-2013, 01:33 AM #13513
This notion that House is anything other than a megalomaniacal objectivist who cares about nothing but himself and the handful of tribals he currently finds useful is very strange to me. But then, on first seeing the city of New Vegas, my first thought was "what an appalling waste of resources." It's a shame there's really no good path to follow for someone who has that thought, incidentally.
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17-03-2013, 02:44 AM #13514
I thought House was a massive dick. I killed him just out of spite, really.
17-03-2013, 03:42 AM #13515
When Tomb Raider is good, it's really good. That just makes the flaws stand out more. The combat is enjoyable but I wish there was less of it. I don't mind its frequency, but the number of dudes in each encounter and the quantity of ammo is really stupid. It needs to be more I Am Alive, less Unsharted.
The atmosphere, setpieces and mystery are fantastic.
The amount of gore is phenomenal. In about five hours I think I saw more gruesome imagery than in all id shooters put together, including those they only produced. I love it. Best part was when various limbs and heads started tumbling down a slope as Lara moved through them.
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17-03-2013, 11:23 AM #13519
House loves to talk about his grand visions of humanity, but he seems to care very little for the humans themselves. He dreams of spaceships and offworld colonies while the people outside his compound are starving. And he has no problems wiping out everyone who's unwilling to go along with his plans.
That said, I still joined him on my first playthrough. Working for House is the most sensible path for a Courier who's in it purely for selfish reasons, because unlike with the NCR and the Legion he compensates you well for your assistance. Plus, I could listen to Wayne Newton drone on about crushing the underclasses for hours.
17-03-2013, 01:06 PM #13520
But the point is that you're potentially being tested to make the big call on the basis of what will work in your given context, not what feels right. You don't have to do whats right for the majority or even the future, but whichever choice you make plenty of people will suffer. House's ego and pride is unquestionably a greater motivation for him over the well being of humanity, but the two are nonetheless aligned, to the point where he pursues it with vigour and single-mindedness. He saved NV in the first place. He also can be demonstrably relied on to be around to enact that and keep it together with willpower, basically to do what he says on the basis of his legacy thus far. pretty much every plan hes made has happened, he gets shit done as well as talking at length a out it. Unlike the other two options where the rule of their government is tied to nepotism and conventional life cycles and ideology and practice are pretty disparate or exceedingly unlikely to align.
House's option is also tied to greater political stability in the round, being the form on offer which is most amenable to other political powers existing so long as they don't meddle. I guess you could so hope as Vegas flourishes the Mojave will benefit in time from being aligned to it.
Of course, House only works if you believe that the objective preservation and progress of humanity is a better option than making a stand for an ideal and the power of that, which is I think an equally viable consideration, just not one im roleplaying at present.
Choosing House is to gamble for the biggest stakes i think, in that you're hoping the preservation of Vegas can somehow equate to the salvation of a species. I would argue the worst overall choice is actually NCR if you have an issue with the status qou. Likewise the independent option, unless you have a very high opinion of yourself. But I do like the sort of high noon shoot out element of it, everyone for themselves.
Finally, he's the best sort of Randyan Howard Hughes captain of industry type character I think I've ever encountered in pretty much any medium. He's superbly conceived and portrayed. Not that you can know this when role playing your choice but killing him and talking to him at first reveals a genuine concern for humanity I would say. Also, a very tragic moment, that reveal, when you get to see the form of humanity he knows.
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