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7721  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable II Impressions thread on: October 23, 2008, 07:33:48 PM
well, after ~10 hours of playing, i finally figured out what the H those gargoyle statues are.  it was driving me crazy to hear those damn impish voices insulting me, and then i saw one above an archway.  it was satisfying to blow it up with the rifle i have.

i find that money making offline is much slower than i thought it would be, something like 1 payoff per hour vs the every 5 minutes or so in game.  oh well, it won't hurt i suppose and if you play it evil, you can make more off them.   icon_twisted

my fiancee (in game jeweller in bowerstone) broke up with me after a few days of not getting married.  i think i'll use the 20k i have earned, buy a house, woo her again, marry her, then find out what the "wheel of evil" is all about.  icon_twisted  i hear spouses get bonus points too. 

anyone notice that the regular jobs time out?  i had that happen with the blacksmith and i wonder if i'll be able to finish off the job to level 5.  it is harder, but the money is better than wood chopping for me.  i also advanced far enough to do a merc mission.  nothing too hard, just clearing out a basement full of bugs, but it paid pretty well.

i have found a wandering book seller who helped me train my dog to level 3 in both treasure and fighting, and now i see he gets beaten up during fights more often and needs healing.  we are still evil, although i think i see him turning brown again.  i'm still very blue, and can see strong chest muscles over a slight paunch (too much fatty foods i guess).  no magic running through my veins, but i try to mix it in now and again.  using the fire spell pretty exclusively as the force push just didn't seem to be as helpful.  ranged combat allows me to zoom in for more damage, but it's very slow.  melee unlocked combos last night, and those are very nice.  combine that with flourishes, and i can handle a mob nicely.

great little moment last night when a villager remarked that i was quite scar free for being such a well known fighter.  i had one odd thing happen when wandering around old bowerstone.  a villager attacked me on sight.  needless to say, she didn't put up much of a fight, but thankfully, i wasn't charged with anything. 

getting further into the story and fought some tougher enemies than bandits and hobbes (sp?), plus a large boss, which was cool.
7722  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: October 23, 2008, 06:42:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 23, 2008, 02:50:01 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 22, 2008, 06:38:41 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 22, 2008, 04:09:11 PM

Quote from: Fuzzballx on October 22, 2008, 03:25:58 PM

I'm sitting here with a hard-on for FC2 even though i've already bought 2 games the last 3 days... surely someone has this for the 360 and can tell us if it's good on the system yet?  I want this for 360 but all i see is talk about the pc version!

From what I understand the 360 version is pretty damn good and not noticeably gimped from the PC version with one exception: PC version has quicksaves and the 360 version doesn't. 

down to the last day and i still have this pc vs 360 debate going on my head.  other than the quicksave (btw, i read that they weren't save-anywhere at all.  did that change?)  my pc is pretty, comparable to the 360 and i am pretty decent with console shooters, so the biggest thing is mp.  if i go pc, i doubt i'll do very much at all but it could be fun.  damn, which would be a better experience:  couch, big screen, controller, or monitor, mods, mouse/keyboard? 

this makes it the first time when a multi release game is equally good for both.

here's some shots from the PC version.  maybe it'll help you decide  icon_twisted

my pc is getting near 3 years old now (bought for oblivion) and the video card does admirably with lots of dx9 games but after my hassles in getting stalker CS to run at good speeds without dumping every graphic to 1/3rd, i picked up far cry for the 360.  only played up to the priest, but it really looks great.  yes, i will end up missing out on something i know, but for now, this does nicely.

graphics are quite good, and i love the change of time when you sleep through the night.  just wish you could force yourself awake after you mistakenly set the clock to 11 hours ahead instead of 1 hour.  doh!

i wish they marked the mercs on your map with the binoculars like they did in fc1.  after the first big tutorial mission to rescue that guy, i had to wonder how many enemies were left wandering around, and they can be pretty stealthy if they want to.
Spoiler for Hiden:
(great detail here is that he was one of the other characters you could play as)
7723  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sound the Alarm! Emergency Season 5! on: October 22, 2008, 10:05:48 PM
don't make us re-post the first response again shifty biggrin
7724  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: October 22, 2008, 10:03:50 PM
cool.  thanks for the heads up.  i think i'll try to swap my pre-order to the 360 instead.  did you pre-order the game?  i was under the impression that pre-ordering would get extra stuff, but they never mentioned emailing it or anything so i assumed it was something physically different from the regular version everyone else has.  if it's just a reg version with a download code, or something in game like they had for burnout paradise, then the codes should be leaked somewhere already and easily added in game.

7725  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable II Impressions thread on: October 22, 2008, 09:59:51 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on October 22, 2008, 09:29:45 PM

Quote from: mytocles on October 22, 2008, 09:14:20 PM

BTW, Shifter, I saw your orb last night, but I was what we call "cat-upon" - my poor old (20 yrs.) cat was on my lap and I couldn't reach my keyboard or headset without dumping her.  I felt very rude and I kind of slunk away hoping you hadn't seen me!   ninja

Never did see you Myto.  The only person I saw was USMC Kato and I couldn't figure out what to do because I think I missed the pop up message.  From reading this thread I gather we can chat if we sync up or something.  Kato's orb and mine were literally one last night (that didn't sound right  ninja) but I didn't know what to do.  I felt like Lockdown.  icon_wink


target the orb, press LT, then you can interact with "A".  bit clunky, imo, but it allows you to interact with them even after they left the area.

pretty unusual feature to have the orbs in game like that, but i like it.  nothing like going to work in game and seeing your friends toil along with you at the blacksmith.
7726  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: October 22, 2008, 08:34:05 PM
anyone grab their pre-order from gamestop?  i am curious if their special edition is the same as the wooden box deal everywhere else.  that's the only reason i pre-ordered there due to it being priced the same as the regular version. 

i am now leaning towards the 360 version by roscoe's early impressions.

how well do the fps controls work roscoe?  how frantic is the action?  what's your impression of the environment, damage, and of course, fire? 
7727  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Dark Sector $12.99 shipped at Newegg (360/PS3) on: October 22, 2008, 07:49:48 PM

Quote from: Ridah on October 22, 2008, 02:31:46 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 21, 2008, 04:39:14 PM

OK, I read that as Dead Space and got all excited  icon_redface

I feel your pain, the other day I was making a bowl of oatmeal and randomely saw a little plastic spice bottle which I thought read cinnamon. It didn't, some other spice that starts with a C, smelled like bad BO.

Hello Random!




ps. dark sector isn't all that bad, just not that great. so i have heard anyways.
7728  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Cool WOOT email on: October 22, 2008, 07:48:21 PM
good to see those guys have a sense of humor about themselves.
7729  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Does anyone happen to have a spare crossfire bridge? on: October 22, 2008, 07:45:07 PM
looks like that piece wasn't included with the board.  my guess is they add it with the crossfire edition board instead.  sorry bud.
7730  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable II Impressions thread on: October 22, 2008, 07:15:27 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on October 22, 2008, 06:38:52 PM

Caine where did you find these quest?   Wow, feels like I was playing a different game

bowerstone's seedy part of town.  got a message about jobs opening up by the society, so i found the contact in town.

now, the moment i found the dark temple is pretty interesting too, but i'll hold that until i have had a chance to utilize it.  looks particularly disturbing though.
7731  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: October 22, 2008, 06:38:41 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 22, 2008, 04:09:11 PM

Quote from: Fuzzballx on October 22, 2008, 03:25:58 PM

I'm sitting here with a hard-on for FC2 even though i've already bought 2 games the last 3 days... surely someone has this for the 360 and can tell us if it's good on the system yet?  I want this for 360 but all i see is talk about the pc version!

From what I understand the 360 version is pretty damn good and not noticeably gimped from the PC version with one exception: PC version has quicksaves and the 360 version doesn't. 

down to the last day and i still have this pc vs 360 debate going on my head.  other than the quicksave (btw, i read that they weren't save-anywhere at all.  did that change?)  my pc is pretty, comparable to the 360 and i am pretty decent with console shooters, so the biggest thing is mp.  if i go pc, i doubt i'll do very much at all but it could be fun.  damn, which would be a better experience:  couch, big screen, controller, or monitor, mods, mouse/keyboard? 

this makes it the first time when a multi release game is equally good for both.
7732  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable II Impressions thread on: October 22, 2008, 06:32:18 PM
i probably played more in one sitting yesterday than i will get to again, so here's a little picture of a neutral-chaotic's slide into the dark side.  i started out as a child by selling the warrants to the underworld boss, giving the drunk his wine, and trashing the barn instead of the beetles.  my picture was rude, too.  i forget which way i went with the last one, but needless to say, that part of bowerstone was quite seedy when i got back.  i generally did good as a young adult and followed the quest while veering off into the woods now and again to hunt for loot and random fights, using 40% melee and range and very little magic. 

my path began to slide when i used the assassin's coat and bandit's mask, and again when i took my first assassination job.  i wasn't expecting it to be quite so evil, but more like the dark brotherhood quests in oblivion.   here, you pretty much end up murdering decent folk who pissed off the wrong people (who are usually bad themselves).  this one was troublesome as she was a gypsy and i felt a degree of guilt at luring her off with promises of friendship into the woods.  i was watched though, and ended up offing two guards who came to arrest me.  well, there goes the path of light.  after getting away from the lake, i followed the main quest along to meet the first hero and get her on our side.  i then met a departed soul with an evil offer of revenge, which i took and performed to his expectations.  when i went back to town, i hired a henchmen (usmc kato) and we proceeded to find a bug.  the quest i tried to finish off glitched, putting me in spectate mode, him into ghost mode, and neither of us able to attack anyone or even interact.  luckily, it cleared up when i walked back to town. 

we then took another assassination job which is where i made my last slide into darkness.  with each target we killed, we ended up wracking up quite a body count in guards and random villagers who tried to defend against us.  when one villager kicked my dog as he walked past, we sliced him apart.  nobody kicks my dog, pal.  my body count in the lake area was a baker's dozen with an 11k fine.  this brings up my only complaint about the internal game logic.  i was able to erase the blood debt with a simple quest to kill 4 weak bandits, who put up barely a fight.  nice to know that 13 kills punishment = 1 kill's punishment.  my alignment went over to 100% dark after that and i now resemble a blue demon with claws.  the dog now has black fur and bright red eyes.  i scare people just by walking past, but oddly enough can still pick up chicks.  i guess the like the bad guy here too.  i really wish you could inherit a business by marrying the owner, but seeing as i haven't bought a decent house for her yet, i can't say for sure.  i did buy the jewelry shop last night and turned it on to find a ~$700 payment after a short moment.  it doesn't add up as fast as it does in real time, but it will help in the long run. 

game looks great, and plays pretty well too.  i have been able to upgrade my melee/ranged abilities and see some of the better stuff coming, so combat will get better as you do.  only knocked out once after an extended fight against the zombies, but no visible scars.  i can't wait to put more time into this tonight and see if can change my alignment back to neutral at least.
7733  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 10/21: "I expect you to die, Mr. Bond!" on: October 20, 2008, 10:08:42 PM
NOT doing the Bond BD discs.  i still have the super-mega-CE set they had on amazon last year for $100.  no way am i going to attempt to sneak in a whole second set of blue topped cases.  my wife would pick up on that in a heartbeat.
7734  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 20, 2008, 08:48:38 PM
all of course begs the first question asked about the game since it was announced:  why call it far cry if it has nothing other than the name in common?
7735  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable II Impressions thread on: October 20, 2008, 06:38:11 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on October 20, 2008, 06:37:00 PM

Quote
6. Working for gold is boring. Watching the same animation of chopping wood or hitting a sword with a hammer gets old quick, and when you really want to afford things, why the *** would you want to work a repititious job for money, when you could be rewarded with fortune by doing quests. Instead, quests barely give you anything, and jobs are your source of gold.

Good thing I spent a couple hours cheating at the pub games and have a quarter mil to spend then. biggrin

let us know what the surprise is that peter M was talking about back then.  curious myself actually.
7736  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fable II Impressions thread on: October 20, 2008, 06:20:43 PM
as long as my hair can grow into the same kickass white mohawk all by itself as it did in fable 1, with scars down both cheeks, i'll be happy.  first time i took off the black hood i was wearing and saw that, i smiled.  damn cool moment.

then they pulled my hair out.  never did grow back after that.   icon_confused
7737  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 20, 2008, 06:04:41 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 20, 2008, 02:53:06 PM

Fable 2 on the 360, and Far Cry 2 for the PC.  

+1 biggrin

- $110 frown
7738  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row 2 on: October 20, 2008, 06:00:39 PM
there was an activity in that one where you broke in at night and cracked the safes.  they had a mini game attached to them as well, but it wasn't hard.  then you had to carry your loot to the trunk and get it all back to the pawn shop (or whatever).  if you tried to hit the same place too soon again, they would post guards. 

they had an achievement for it too, after 40 of them things.

i didn't realize that there were so much extra things not even mentioned in game, like mugging, streaking and ho-hoing.  you also get more respect for drive bys.
7739  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row 2 on: October 18, 2008, 05:54:24 PM
got really annoyed with a fuzz mission when one of my targets got stuck in a support pillar and was seemingly unkillable.  i kept using c4 to try it but couldn't kill him that way.  ended up using a shotgun on him.  that sucked up all of my time though and i didn't complete the mission.  tried about 5 or so times to get past level three of fuzz in the suburbs and it gets hard.  not sure if using the specific weapons will actually make a difference as chainsaw/flamethrower seem to take more time to kill them than actually increase my ratings.  especially the damn flamethrower.  they run and put the flames out too fast and make me run them down again.  pita.  not to mention when they set me or the cameraman on fire. 

did a small bit of mp.  that was fun.  had a great moment when an rpg round blasted a van towards us as it caught fire, exploding in the intersection.  ahh, Mayhem is so much fun in mp.

i look forward to more mp.
7740  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 3 Red Rings to round out my week on: October 17, 2008, 11:17:47 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on October 17, 2008, 04:51:05 PM

The dog bed certainly was mightly comfortable.  ninja

ttiwwop!
7741  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row 2 on: October 17, 2008, 11:11:10 PM
thanks for posting that metal.  the ufo could come in handy.
7742  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: October 17, 2008, 11:09:55 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 17, 2008, 10:32:34 PM

Apparently, it's much harder than the average shooter until you get into its mindset.  For some, that's a good thing.  For me, I'm not so sure anymore.  I didn't see any mention on if the levels are of the "too long" category, which the last one seemed to be.

sounds like they went with the stalker approach to gameplay, not that i mind it sometimes.  levels don't apply here as this is a total freeform game ala gta, oblivion etc.  no loading screens either.  i'm pretty excited and have the pc version on pre-order and the 360 version on my gamefly queue (for possible gt mp fun)

comparing it stalker: clear sky would be a better match instead of far cry 1.  faction wars, exploration, and difficulty set more to realism instead of arcadey fun (gta, saints row, mercs)

the amazing graphics are very much a part of fc2.  when was the last time you got to burn your enemies out of a building or lure them out at night with a suspiciously set fire?  not even crysis allowed you to torch things. 

burn, baby burn  icon_twisted
7743  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Max Payne Trailer on: October 17, 2008, 10:52:58 PM

Quote from: Zarkon on October 17, 2008, 10:21:46 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 17, 2008, 10:02:56 PM

been too long for me to remember the whole story, but the firebombing of the restaurant stands out as one of the greatest set piece levels.

too bad they didn't use the music theme from the games.  mp2 has such a haunting theme song that would have fit nicely.

i want to see this movie in the theaters. 

Well, the movie is based on MP1 not MP2.  There's probably going to be a sequel.

oh yeah, i know that about the movie.  i just really thought the theme for 2 was a great piece.

here's a good amateur version of it.  amateur in renown, not in quality, btw.
7744  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RiffTrax Incredible Hulk on: October 17, 2008, 10:04:49 PM
they need to make up and get mst4k going.  c'mon joel and mike, do this for the fans. 
7745  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Max Payne Trailer on: October 17, 2008, 10:02:56 PM
been too long for me to remember the whole story, but the firebombing of the restaurant stands out as one of the greatest set piece levels.

too bad they didn't use the music theme from the games.  mp2 has such a haunting theme song that would have fit nicely.

i want to see this movie in the theaters. 
7746  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Free iPhone Apps & Games - the Oct 14, 2008 version on: October 17, 2008, 09:20:10 PM
one of my lists to watch out for.

7747  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Does anyone happen to have a spare crossfire bridge? on: October 16, 2008, 07:19:08 PM
if i have it, it's yours.  no plans to add on another card to the 1900xt i have, and i wouldn't expect a dx10 card to pair with a dx9 and do much of anything anyways.

now i just need to find it.
7748  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space on: October 16, 2008, 06:04:34 PM
at this rate, i am almost thinking about dropping far cry 2 pc in favor of picking up the ps3 version and renting fable 2.  

i need to tell myself that a sp only game can wait a bit, but damn this sounds fun.
7749  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row 2 on: October 16, 2008, 05:36:31 PM
my first impression upon loading this up last night was 'my god, this looks horrible.'  no way does it compare to the graphical level of gta4.  not even close imho.  i don't remember sr1 looking this bad either.  in any case, it's not a deal breaker as the game is fun in leaps and spades.  obviously, this is the way volition went instead of gta4's emphasis on realism.  there is room for both types of games in my library, so sr2 should be a good solid addition. 

did a handful of missions and a number of activities, completing all levels of toxic avenger and half of the inferno atv, hitman, and mayhem missions.    except for the crappy handling of the atv, that and toxic avenger are pretty easy to beat, which is an improvement over some of the activities in sr1. 

love that they added more transportation options this time around. 

i really wish they had made it possible to bring in your character from sr1 as a base model.  i fiddled with it a bit, but there's no way i am going to spend tons of time messing with all the sliders you have available. 

i tried to join harkonis' coop last night and it wouldn't connect.  just sat there for several minutes before i canceled out.  i want to do a lot of that this weekend.
7750  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: October 15, 2008, 09:06:34 PM
graphic for midget with herpes is sick and wrong.  the ending is freaking great though.
7751  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Dark Knight up for pre-order at Amazon! on: October 15, 2008, 02:02:32 PM
good deal on the blu ray version, but i would need to up it to free shipping to beat street price.  looks like very few studios support the psp as a player, so too bad for me i guess.
7752  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row 2 on: October 15, 2008, 01:52:41 PM
from what i have read, it's fully coop throughout.  missions where you would chase after someone either put player 2 into the passenger seat or give you a second car.  they didn't leave out the cutscenes either as both people see their own characters in them. 

i will be trying this out tonight.
7753  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 15, 2008, 01:12:03 PM
as a follow up to my last pic.

7754  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space on: October 15, 2008, 12:32:46 PM
i need to stop reading these threads....

first i move saints row 2 above fable 2 in favor or farcry and fallout, and now you guys are telling me i should move far cry back to the shelf?!

:cry

other than fallout @ #1 and sr2 @ #3/4, i don't know what to get next.

at least october is the worst month for this and i won't need to go through it again nov/dec
7755  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row 2 on: October 15, 2008, 12:24:26 PM
glad they loosened up the hitman missions.  i hated finding a target in sr1 and taking them down only to find that i had the wrong type of pistol or something, then practically disappearing when you had the right weapon.

getting respect for dangerous driving reminds me of scarface's system.  it was simple fun to piss off other drivers, get honked at, and then scream back at them.  too much like real life biggrin

sadly, i haven't played at all yet, and if you haven't noticed, it's 5 freaking 'O clock in the morning right now for me, so i am dead tired.  i will get some time with it when i get home today.

sad that mp was reduced, but coop should be a blast.
7756  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sell Me On Babylon 5 on: October 14, 2008, 08:48:56 PM
sounds like it suffered from the same problem with farscape.  early jitters making it hard to watch.  FS also references season 1 events though, so skipping it is equally ill-advised.

i want to watch b5 eventually, but it never took off with any of my friends and i haven't thought to spend the coin on it. 
7757  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row 2 on: October 14, 2008, 08:36:49 PM
looking forward to starting this out tonight.  also got a free t-shirt and saved 8 bucks on sale.  sadly, i now think that fable will be the short straw instead. 
7758  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target Clearance watch - October on: October 14, 2008, 08:32:44 PM
nvm.  both copies of lost odyssey were gone when i went in today. 
7759  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/13) on: October 14, 2008, 03:23:40 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 14, 2008, 12:44:34 AM

Quote from: shon on October 14, 2008, 12:13:25 AM

I think the Toys R US Buy 2 Get one Free is this week so I will probably pickup.

Saints Row 2, Dead Space, and ... and  .... 

Great plan, except TRU conveniently set Dead Space to release next week.

they would have to make that end before next week.  :GRRR
7760  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target Clearance watch - October on: October 14, 2008, 02:58:34 AM

Quote from: Kagath on October 14, 2008, 01:16:38 AM

Quote from: Caine on October 13, 2008, 05:36:22 PM

i saw a number of copies of lost odyssey @ 14.98 if anyone is still looking.  shipping + tax puts it around 20 these parts, so lmk if you want me to pick one up.
I'm in for one if you can get it. Media shipping to 49770.

will do tomorrow.  ygpm for paypal addy.  it actually calculates cheaper for first class mail, oddly enough. 
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