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6601  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Top Gun 2 on: October 16, 2010, 04:28:36 PM

Quote from: Laner on October 16, 2010, 02:18:27 PM

Yeah, but do we get fat Val Kilmer?



my god, he looks like steven seagal.  no way they can squeeze him into a cockpit now.  it would look like the airbag deployed.
6602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 on: October 16, 2010, 04:15:14 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on October 16, 2010, 02:18:18 PM

I give Gothic a slight edge over Nehrim, just because the NPC's in Gothic have better personality. However, Nehrim is very, very good. Lot's of people didn't like G3 very much. While I found having to clear out the cities kind of repetitive 2/3 of the way through the game, it's still a Gothic game and enjoyable. I somehow avoided the bugs that plagued many people.

and with the last big community patch, G3 should be pretty good and stable now. 

i have it and risen but haven't had the time to devote much to either; only about 3 hours or so in on either one.
6603  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 16, 2010, 03:47:07 AM
that's a seriously hard hit.  kind of brutal that she doesn't move afterwards (of her own volition that is)

ouch
6604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/15 on: October 16, 2010, 03:44:11 AM
MoH, maybe some enslaved and if i can work up the desire to play it: dead rising 2.  last weekend for it and enslaved i think as they go back monday in preparation for 10-26.
6605  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Fable 2 FREE (360) on: October 16, 2010, 12:12:03 AM
"sorry, this item is not available to purchase on the marketplace on the web"

the two dlc show up that way though and knothole island is free from the console.  the other one isn't though.

bugger.  would have been nice to see how much money my character racked up in the last few years. 
6606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Enslaved on: October 15, 2010, 07:30:24 AM
beat this tonight.  pretty decent story and i enjoyed the character development.  decently long game too and the combat gets a bit better one you get the other abilities.  they are all very useful too as you face much stronger enemies towards the end.  trying to grab some of the leftover low hanging achievements before i send it back on monday. 

the ending is rather odd and not at all what i was expecting. 
6607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: October 15, 2010, 04:19:45 AM
afaik, that's the only place you can easily get it and not long after the checkpoint.  like i said, i spent an hour trying for it and inevetably, i would miss as the bastard would move at the last second, the game would register it as a regular melee instead of an assassination (i actually lived through this twice, once where i one-shotted him) and a handful where i go the assassination but not the achievement.  the game is just too damn finicky when it comes to this one and after dying and cursing it for an hour i just said to hell with it and moved on. 

i did finish the last sequence without resorting to hiding though so that makes up for the earlier frustration i had. 

the level pack is out on 11-30

$10 for 3 maps supporting all the major types with another 250 points to earn.  not sure what those are yet.

will it be enough to get people back after black ops?  not sure.  i have usually moved on by then but as i still love the hell out of firefight (great for stress relief) i might actually keep this one for a while.
6608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley on: October 15, 2010, 04:08:41 AM
so, final opinion on this one?  i enjoyed the maw and splosion man but i am hearing that much of this one's charm lies in its humor and that's too damn subjective to base $15 bucks on.  it's hard but is it cheap deaths or not?  what's the replay value?
6609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Armada Of The Damned on: October 15, 2010, 03:39:08 AM
canned.  damnit

most of that team was let go while some bumped folks from tron evolution.  i hope it was worth it as i was looking forward to a new pirate game. 

6610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 14, 2010, 07:36:22 AM

Quote from: spigot on October 14, 2010, 02:10:43 AM

Just finished the SP campaign. Forgettable, janky, unpolished, derivative and plain mediocre. It tries hard, it really does, but it falls flat on it's face. And I don't really have any desire to replay it on hard difficulty ("the way it's supposed to be played, bro") with the hopes that somehow the whole experience will be 10x better. The more I played this game, the more I wanted to go back to play MW1 (and even MW2). Final grade for SP campaign: C. Can't speak to any of the MP as I have no interest in engaging in it.

I like how you can plainly see, as you're playing the game, Danger Close going down a checklist to implement all the requisite elements of a modern warfare shooter. I have no problems with scripted events as a way to increase immersion and control pacing, but the way it's done here (which is poorly) makes what would otherwise be a cool game design choice stick out like a sore thumb.

pretty much agree with this on all counts.  the sp campaign is nothing bad, nothing special.  it's also quite easy on hard and over quickly.  probably around 5 hours by my estimate.  other than wrapping up the random sp achievements, i doubt i'll bother with replaying it on tier 1 mode. 

on to mp.
6611  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 14, 2010, 03:05:17 AM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on October 14, 2010, 01:39:09 AM




shouldn't that be "invisible sulu"?   icon_twisted
6612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: October 14, 2010, 03:01:24 AM

Quote from: Roman on October 14, 2010, 12:13:44 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 13, 2010, 11:35:46 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 13, 2010, 11:18:14 PM

Quote from: Roman on October 13, 2010, 02:39:45 PM

2 copies pre-paid for this morning.  nod

I can't believe you're buying Calvin's copy for him. You're such a wus.

I wonder which one is the butch and which one is the b-

hardy har har. I am the pitcher!
careful, you'll make nonnahob jealous
6613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 13, 2010, 07:23:42 AM
just finished another 2 levels and half of the 4th.  the stealth sections are pretty fun and don't immediately kill you if you botch a stealth kill.  the atv is used, but it's not a run-and-gun like the snowmobile.  used to get through a lot of rough terrain quickly with a number of stops in between.  stealth seems pretty damn easy and i was able to sneak by in areas which any other game would have left you spotted by enemies.  it's odd and not easy to describe but compared to the snow storm in mw2, you can get away with a lot more here.  tbh, the game isn't dark enough to make the stealth sections believable.  at one point, i was "hiding" by an open doorway with a number of lights in the room.  a taliban walked by and pretty much ignored me.  at another point, i walked straight up to his buddy (didn't even need to crouch) to knife him.  pretty bad awareness by the ai if you ask me.  at least it lets you flank them and not be the sole center of attention like cod.  your buddies are pretty effective too and getting ammo from them makes the standard weapons more useful. 

i'll have to go back and see the manual; missed prone as an option entirely.  of course, from the stealth sections, it's not needed to progress.

end of the second mission was kind of fun but as it is really hard not to compare this against cod, it pales in comparison. 

GI gave this a 7 and pretty much said it was a failed attempt to reboot.  so far, i can't disagree with that in regards to sp.
6614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Scribblenauts on: October 13, 2010, 04:23:57 AM

Quote from: Chaz on October 13, 2010, 12:29:27 AM

After how disappointing Scribblenauts was, I'm taking a giant wait and see on this.  I'm not convinced that this is a game yet.

+ 1

the novelty wore out very quickly. 
6615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: no more NPDs? on: October 13, 2010, 04:21:08 AM
that blows. 
6616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OMG OMG OMG!! 2112 is in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock! on: October 13, 2010, 04:20:33 AM
GI has given this an 8.  basically, silly but fun.  a huge difference between its focus and rb3's (GI gave it 9.25 and praised everything about it.)

where RB3 gives you the definitive path from plastic to electric, GHWoR gives you power-ups, boss battles and character progression. 
6617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Force Unleashed II on: October 13, 2010, 04:12:40 AM
just got GI and they rated it 7.75. 

they are labeling it one of 2010's biggest disappointments. 

pros:  better, more fluid combat and enhanced force powers.  mind trick is fun as hell.  displays of the Force are bigger than ever.

cons:  the story falls below the bus, peters out on the ending and lacks excitement.  levels are not as varied or as good as the first.  boss fights are by the numbers and the end boss fight is too easy and drags it's feet. 

i was in the rental camp by way of money but now am going to stick to it until i see favorable impressions here.
6618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 13, 2010, 04:04:15 AM
a little disappointed the review wasn't in this month's GI.  they have reviews for other games that haven't hit yet, even TFU2 and that's a week after.  odd
6619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Force Unleashed II on: October 13, 2010, 03:55:15 AM
the first port also had the unfortunate trait of including the voice over work for every supported language in one installer, meaning if you bought it online it was a huge ass download. 

plus the broken part of the port and overly console-itis. 

as much as i liked the first, i will be gameflying the second.  just too damn much this year and some games have to be bumped down to rental.
6620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 13, 2010, 03:52:25 AM
played the first mission of the single player campaign.  it was pretty dull and basically broke down into a dull series of house sweeps and occasional ambushes.  nothing remotely interesting and they managed to rip off a game mechanic from mw1 in the first mission.  it's the last fight of the mission before you see the cutscene.  the mechanics are decent but not as visceral as mw nor as large in scale as bc2.  

that said, i do like a few aspects of it so far.  they added in the ability to lean, somewhat awkwardly, but it's passable in the situations you encounter so far.  looks like you can't go prone though.  playing on hard and wow, after playing Reach on legendary, mw1 on veteran, and w@w on hardened, this isn't even close to being as hard as those games so far.  no infinite spawn of aim-botted mini gods jumping out of every window and you don't die from a single round.  until i hit a wall with it, i'll probably play through the whole game this way.

haven't tried mp yet, but that's because all of you were on mw2 instead.  i'll post some impressions once i have enough of a feel to compare it to mw2 and bc2.
6621  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 12, 2010, 06:30:50 AM
probably been posted, but what the hell?
6622  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 12, 2010, 01:24:07 AM
6623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/11) on: October 11, 2010, 08:51:24 PM
I was on the fence until seeing everyone picking it up but will get MoH now.

If you have a Kmart (I know, I know...) get it there.  They are giving you a $25 credit in future games.
6624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 11, 2010, 08:45:34 PM
In as well, but not until tomorrow night.
6625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Enslaved on: October 11, 2010, 07:44:33 AM
ok, the damn chase sequences are annoying.  a dozen attempts to hit every boost pad or you fail the sequence plus they went and added orbs into the section too, just to add extra annoyance.  two of them so far and i am really glad they don't have any more of them.  i am now stuck in a puzzle where i can't proceed according to how the solution is set up.  either i've locked myself out of the right way or the game is buggy as trip isn't responding to the commands i am giving her. 

combat is much better once you get your skills upgraded.  damn mechs block a lot of your attacks so having the wide stun is vital.  and focusing on the specials is important.  the staff is good in a pinch and to soften up a squad of them as they run into the fight. 
6626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/11) on: October 11, 2010, 07:39:12 AM
afaik, arcania is next week.  not the brightest move going against fo:nv, of course, but that's what gamefly is telling me. 

i am on the fence on whether to pick up moh this week.  didn't touch the beta but i know enough that it's similar to bc2 but not a clone.  sp could be good fun and i think i could get decent trade in value for it so the cost is only temporary. 
6627  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 11, 2010, 04:20:41 AM
oh look, free frog.  they go good with salad.
6628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/08/10 on: October 11, 2010, 03:39:28 AM
hit a wall in scott pilgrim (last damn boss, wth!?) so i have resorted to farming for money.  back into enslaved and i am working my way through (more of a slog really) and at least i have been able to progress in the story.  almost 2/3rds finished and hope to have it mostly done by the time moh arrives.

didn't touch dr2 and i am not really inclined to go back.  it's my anti-game.  everything i should love but just can't get past the annoyances.
6629  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New York Comic-Con 2010 Cosplay (potentially NSFW) on: October 11, 2010, 12:18:13 AM
pretty sure that's a dude.  the top one is nice though. 
6630  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Bejeweled 2 Free! 10-10-10 until 10pm on: October 10, 2010, 11:59:37 PM
this is cool.  thanks for posting this up bullwinkle.
6631  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC hangs at boot on: October 10, 2010, 05:18:20 PM
This won't fix your DVD problem, but could be helpful if you find yourself without a drive and need to install:  windows 7 can be installed from USB. As long as you have a 2nd machine to set it up of course. I looked into it a while back when I had a suspect drive. In my case, the connector in the MB went out.

edit: fookin iphone spell checker. 
6632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Enslaved on: October 10, 2010, 07:53:11 AM
Ugh, just ran through two whole levels without trip's help or ability to upgrade. I am now banking almost 400k in points once they let me use them. Really wish I had buffed up a bit first as the endless stream of mechs became a huge PITA. It might not really be endless, but after the third wave rushed me right after the checkpoint, I decided to just run past into a climbing sequence. It took a bit of luck to get past the groups later on. If it weren't for the masses, the level itself would be very short.

Still, I have been able to get past by most of the mobs. The story just took a darker turn which should be quite interesting to see develop. Only half way through the chapters.
6633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Enslaved on: October 10, 2010, 12:57:19 AM
well, i managed to get past that boss i was stuck on after the third try.  it helped knowing exactly what to do and to get in the groove for this type of combat.  still wish the camera was better though.

played through the next 3 chapters pretty quickly and i appreciate them not throwing a hard boss at you every end of level (so far).  i think the backdrop for chapter 5 is pretty awesome.  i have been pooling my points until i see what works.  any tips for picking the best upgrades?  i've buffed health and regen, combat awareness and counter attack.  i should get used to using it as any group of enemies really put up a fight, nevermind the potential for reinforcements.  i am glad you can interrupt that but really wish the timer was longer on hard.  by the time i hear the warning from trip and ID the mech i get enough time for two shots at it, tops.  never been able to hit the mech in time when it's up close, save the time i got the achievement for 1 second to go. 
6634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2010 on: October 10, 2010, 12:51:36 AM
bought and finished Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman in the course of two days.  really good read if you like his other modern fantasy kind of stories.  i especially liked that it didn't drag its heels.  i'll probably pick up bad omens the next time i hit the store. 
6635  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: what should George Lucas do? on: October 09, 2010, 05:42:16 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on October 09, 2010, 05:27:18 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 09, 2010, 03:36:33 PM

re-make Episode IV with the alternates who tried out for it originally but didn't make it.  Christopher Walken as Solo!

Oh how I would love to see that.

"...get in there, you...big, furry oaf. I don't care what you... SMELL."
"Great job... kid. Now let's blow this thing and... GO home."

Although I would imagine with Walken in the lead, Han Solo would have been a little more menacing and not quite so rogue-ish.
it also would have made the one-liners achingly bad. Any of han's lines in ESB would have just gone flat. 
6636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: October 09, 2010, 04:09:15 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 09, 2010, 03:55:47 PM

Quote from: ScubaV on October 09, 2010, 03:51:40 PM

Except they've said it's a new IP.

wouldn't a game called 'World of Starcraft' technically be a new IP since it doesn't exist?  kinda along the lines of what Irrational pulled with their 'new ip' being Bioshock Infinite'?

that's what i would expect too.  "it's new because we haven't made a sci fi mmo yet".  actually, i would expect kotick to come out and say something along the lines of "we're calling it a new IP, so if you geeks can't accept this isn't a new IP, then you can go suck it."
6637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassins Creed Brotherhood on: October 09, 2010, 04:02:32 PM
this sounds better and better, especially given how bad my first impression was of the mp-esque section of ac2 was (the games).  i imagined a whole game around that sort of stuff and cringed.  this sounds much better and especially with the ability to blend in to the crowd.
6638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: October 09, 2010, 05:58:04 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 09, 2010, 03:14:18 AM

Quote from: rittchard on October 09, 2010, 03:12:02 AM

Quote from: MaxSteele on October 09, 2010, 02:24:23 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 08, 2010, 03:26:41 PM

it doesn't look like Diablo 3 is getting much love at Blizzcon 2010.  unless I'm missing something they're only giving 3 hours of presentations on it aside from the demo

3 hours of presentations is enough time for a release date announcement!

A release date would make me cry with joy and give me a reason to live.  Provided it isn't 12/31/69  icon_twisted

the first act of the Barbarian class will be released in 2012, with every act (5 of them total) for every class (5 of those) being released every 18 months.
how much for the deckard cain expansion?
6639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: October 09, 2010, 05:56:03 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 08, 2010, 09:46:57 PM

Quote
Why would CoD 2011 suck?

I asked the same thing about CoD 3 when they announced IW wasn't doing it.

yeah, and if you sub in cod 2 and 3 for mw2 and cod??? ridah's statement makes just as much sense.  the new dev (to cod at least) will have to prove themselves able to handle the franchise, just like treyarch did.  it probably means the first game from the new guys will be lacking in some ways, nevermind when comparing it to the main dev. 

it could be fun to see guess at other devs taking the reigns.  imagine what a dev could do with the license.  personally, i would love to see a good eastern european dev take the game and give it a good spin. 
6640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/08/10 on: October 08, 2010, 09:27:34 PM
I might fire up halo reach and see if any of the challenges look fun or doable but it seems most of my friends list has moved on. I will continue on with scott pilgram until I finish it then go back to enslaved and dead rising 2 to see if I should keep them or send them back.
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