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13-11-2011, 04:56 AM #1901
Finished Old World Blues after playing it for about 21 hours straight; Obsidian sure know how to do this DLC stuff. The story of Dead Money resonated with me more, and I think the characters in that one were more fleshed out, but it was also quite linear, Old World Blue's story was a pretty light but the humor and the sheer amount of content it adds more than made up for it.
Now I guess I'll try to get back into King's Bounty.
13-11-2011, 05:10 AM #1902
13-11-2011, 12:25 PM #1903
Aside from the Red Orchestra 2 addiction (I dont care if its buggy, I prefer the mechanics to other games of its type) with all the Skyrim hype I remembered I had Oblivion on Steam and had played it a whole half hour. Thought it would be a good time to dust it off and give the game a shot.
6 hours in and I'm enjoying it, though the engine really is showing its age in places.
13-11-2011, 01:43 PM #1904
http://devnull.sweetdanger.net/obliv...eoverhaul.html - which can make the game look incredible. Just be warned it will take several years off your life.
13-11-2011, 02:56 PM #1905
13-11-2011, 03:06 PM #1906
The problem with Oblivion mods is they seem to be a huge wrestling match of lunacy. I was speaking with a couple of people about them and one posted me a youtube vid that seemed to depict a Dark Elf as a... ballon breasted thing (which I wont link as, despite being not really a "Non-worksafe" item, it would raise eyebrows. Plus I would guess most Oblivion modders would have seen them now) with so much attention to detail in its movement that it confused me. He then told me how it works and I really did not see why he went to so much effort. Yes if you like it kudos it looked great for what it was, but to get there required more then I am willing to do. May try a more simple thing such as making the pudding faces more tolarable.
I also now understand the "STOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM!" meme.
13-11-2011, 03:31 PM #1907
13-11-2011, 06:15 PM #1908
The main problem I always had with the mods is the load order. You start off with a mod manager and then dowonload all the seperate mods. These then often need to be installed in a certain order because they concern the same files. They then often need to be dragged around inside the manager to change the load order. And if you have various of the DLCs these will always complain of conflict with the installed mods, although there shouldn't be an effect. All in all you end up with a game which is wonderfully enhanced but shaky as all hell. And by seeing it in it's enhanced glory it becomes harder to go back to vanilla. Especially if you've used one of the UI improving mods.
Still, have fun - even in vanilla form it's still great.
13-11-2011, 11:08 PM #1909
After some initial difficulties with the game I gave Stalker:CoP (with Complete Mod) a second chance. Most of the criticism I had was caused by a lack of knowledge of the contents and mechanisms of the game and after spending some hours with figuring out what actually is going on in the 'Zone' I can say that I am enjoying most of its parts.
Enemy spawns seem a bit random from time to time and it is not too uncommon to see a pack of rabid dogs chasing around pairs of mutated... ah... meat loafs...? There are some really atmospheric moments in the game. For instance, I took on a job that required me to hunt a pack of Bloodsuckers (kind of mutated mothers-in-law) in a swamp. Those things can turn invisible and attack by ambushing you from the sides and from behind (again, mothers-in-law). You can't see them but they still make sounds (for example when they're passing through bushes) and cause ripples in water, so I backpaddled to the next puddle of swampy water and took them out one by one with the trusty ol' shotgun. Really neat stuff.
After some time you get accustomed to the environmental sounds and occasional beasties though and the game world is becoming less and less scary. Or so I thought until I cheerily turned around a corner inside a warehouse of some sorts in search for loot and ran into this... thing (spoilers coming up: http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/396053-s-t-a-l-k-e-r-call-of-pripyat-windows-screenshot-one-of-the.jpg) and nearly suffered a heart attack. And now I have to go to bed and turn off the lights. :(
13-11-2011, 11:34 PM #1910
Well, I WAS enjoying Far Cry... It was the first single-player FPS I've gotten into in a looong time and I was looking forward to beating it, but the game started crashing every time I entered a certain room. Based on the other places I can go, I'm pretty sure that this room has the keycard I need to keep playing, so I can't get any further in the game. As if the Trigens weren't bad enough. So I tried defragmenting and verifying the games files (via Steam) and now the game won't launch at all. Pretty fucking annoyed by the whole thing, so hopefully a clean install will fix it.
The state of ennui I suffer when I look at my Steam library tells me I'll probably be sticking with League of Legends until I figure this bullshit out. I tried Ben There, Dan That (from the recent Indie Royale bundle) and got some weird performance issues with that too (first the sound wouldn't work, then the in-game dialogue started scrolling too fast to read) so I decided it wasn't worth the effort. Maybe I'll finally get around to playing STALKER Complete, now that my computer can run it properly.
Oh, and Rayman Forever and Max Payne both ran like shit/crashed too. I wouldn't regret buying any of them if they just fucking worked.
14-11-2011, 12:06 AM #1911
So that's Amnesia completed! Not 100%, done the additional expansiony stuff, but I'll leave those for another time. I have had my fill in the 7 or so hours it took to go from start to finish. Nothing new to really add to previous impressions; the atmosphere is done excellently and it's suitably scary, but it never really amounted to anything more than "Well there's obviously going to be something bad here" and the occasional frustrating encounter. The puzzles were simple, but executed well enough. I probably will play the expansiony stuff at some point, the game world is an interesting one, but it is nowhere near a priority. I'll throw in my opinion to the "I recommend this" category.
14-11-2011, 12:27 AM #1912
I've been trying to push forward on Recettear, dabbling with Bronze, and I just tried starting a game of Minecraft but I keep crashing after a few minutes with an out of memory error. Anyone know what's up with that?
14-11-2011, 12:50 AM #1913
Keep playing, there's another merry surprise or two further along in the game >:)
I've just started Metro 2033, and for the first few hours of it I've not been very impressed, at all.
First off, before I even started the game proper, I had to google a fix for the FOV, because the default is absolutely awful. I also had to find a fix that would cause my 360 controller to not be recognised by the game; because if the game detects a controller it doesn't give you the option to disable it.
Secondly, there's a stupid problem with the mouse, in that the vertical sensitivity is always slower than the horizontal one. The game was quite clearly designed around a controller (more horizontal movement than vertical) and mice were an afterthought. I couldn't find a fix for this, and it's frequently annoying.
I'm having a major problem with the combat too. It's difficult to tell if my shots are registering hitting the enemies since they don't react. More than once I've found myself firing at a corpse, believing it to be still alive.
Don't even get me started on the lack of quicksave and the annoyingly sparse checkpoints.
I'll persist, but I can see myself abandoning this one.
14-11-2011, 01:29 AM #1914
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Currently spending a stupid amount of time with Space Rangers 2: Reboot. Incredibly addictive!
I was planning on sinking that time into Terran Conflict, but the screen tearing I'm getting is kinda immersion-breaking. :(
On the backburner, I have Amnesia, Borderlands and Dragon Age to finish.
14-11-2011, 01:38 AM #1915
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I'm playing F.E.A.R. for the first time and not really enjoying it. The weapons and environments are okay, but the bad guys are just ...people. I was expecting it to be at least a little bit scary, but the boring enemies and cliché dream-sequence things are just irritating. Maybe it gets better?
I checked out the Blacklight: Retribution beta in the weekend, quite a fun game, some unique elements and a lot less flaky than the average F2P FPS.
Just finished Mass Effect 2. Kinda trashy but had a great time. Not sure why people say it has a 'darker tone'. I found it pretty cheery compared to the depressing original. Also it made me laugh a lot more than Portal 2 did.
14-11-2011, 02:08 AM #1916
sequel standard, but I can see where they're coming from. Though the sheer comedy of the final boss lightens the mood a bit.
14-11-2011, 03:58 AM #1917
Finally got around to playing A.R.E.S. from the first Indie Royale Bundle. Nothing really positive to say about it. My biggest complaint is that the controls just don't feel responsive enough for the sort of game it wants to be. Played on a 360 controller for anyone playing along at home.
Tackled a few more NightSky levels. I really like this game. It's calming or something. Even if it takes you a few goes to nail a puzzle it's never frustrating for some reason.weekendwarrio.rs - We've got more games than time...
14-11-2011, 04:05 AM #1918
14-11-2011, 07:47 AM #1919
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14-11-2011, 08:20 AM #1920