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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: January 24, 2015, 08:44:59 PM
I tend to only play through games once. Can a few of you recommend the the class of character that you found to be the most entertaining, or have the best loot?
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] The Long Dark - FP Survival on: January 24, 2015, 04:12:05 PM
It's difficult to tell if this game is absolutely awesome, or a long, boring, meandering trudge through the Great White North. The premise looks interesting, but I question if there is enough actual content.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Project Eternity [Obsidian Countdown] on: January 15, 2015, 01:31:12 PM

Quote from: Azhag on January 14, 2015, 08:01:17 PM

I've enjoyed the recent CRPGs (haven't played Dragon Age yet), but the problem with them mostly being kickstarter babies is none of them quite feel like a full game. Not quite enough time/length/detail to make them feel epic like the old bioware and interplay days.

Lords of Xulima and Divinity Original Sin were both kickstarter
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: January 12, 2015, 09:34:45 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on October 08, 2014, 01:11:25 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 07, 2014, 10:12:55 PM


That was cool. I would pay money to see that movie.

I agree, that was awesome! But they picked horrible music to accompany the video. The two didn't mesh at all.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Best" of CES 2015 on: January 12, 2015, 06:49:53 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 09, 2015, 02:34:46 AM

Have any tv companies hinted at developing flexible TVs?  Flat for everyday use, curved as much or as little as you want when one or two are watching?


Funny that you should ask:

http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/06/lg-77-inch-curved-oled-tv/

Highly expensive for the moment, however
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Awesomeness....Darkest Dungeon on: January 12, 2015, 03:09:33 AM

Saw this over at Qt3. I'm not certain how I never heard about the kickstarter, as my friends love these types of games. The buzz from backers about developer communication seems highly positive. LOVE the trailer:


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AQLxdHfMPF8

I'll be grabbing this one quickly if initial feedback is positive. Turn based dungeon crawling goodness, where you also need to worry about the mental state of your party.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: January 11, 2015, 08:16:41 AM
I can see how the profanity may be an issue with some people, but problems with violence has me scratching my head. In most FPS you get achievements for head shots, or gutting people with a knife for silent kills. Not exactly Disney channel material.

I understand that someone will argue about how the violence is portrayed in a more visceral manner, but it isn't exactly worlds apart.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Space Hulk Ascension (bloody fun turn-based squad combat) on: January 08, 2015, 12:04:14 PM
I do have one question- Is this a "remake" of the first game's scenarios with a new gameplay design, or are the maps entirely different?
9  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fire vs DS on: January 07, 2015, 11:02:37 AM
2DS all the way for my young nieces and nephews. The Vita and Fire remain largely unplayed. Nintendo just has a certain magic with their software that makes it instantly likable and addictive to kids. I think it's about the games, not the hardware supplying the games.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Space Hulk Ascension (bloody fun turn-based squad combat) on: January 05, 2015, 09:33:37 PM
I haven't gotten very far in the first game, but I did read all the complaints about it being too much like the board game. I enjoyed the time I spent with it (on the ipad) and intend on revisiting it soon. Initial feedback seems much more positive with the changes they have made this time around, especially among the more casual Warhammer fans.

I'd love to see a true RPG or SRPG set in the Warhammer universe. There is so much great lore to from which to draw inspiration.

I agree that an Aliens game with the same engine would be awesome, but after having just completed Aliens Isolation, I'm burnt out on acid drooling space creatures.  Tongue
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Year's Eve: How as your 2014? on: January 05, 2015, 04:09:08 AM
PROS

-Bought a new home that is beautiful, and I have cool neighbors
-Pay scale went up by about 35 percent
-The tenants in my town home seem very professional and clean. They treat the place as well as I did.
-Played a couple dozen games that I enjoyed in 2014.
-got a new boss, who also happens to be very nice.


CONS

-I was supposed to moved off THIRD shift, but instead they promoted me to operations manager of the same shift. I've been working this time schedule for a couple years, and it has really worn me out. I don't sleep we'll. Depleted energy levels.
-Struggling with my stomach problems. I relate this partially to my shift and sleep deprivation
-New house has wonderful quality and great neighbors, but I'm not very fond of the neighborhood. Not sure why this bothers me, because I'm never really outside.
-my last, closest friend moved to North Carolina. (I'm in Illinois) There was a time when 6-7 of us would get together and watch MMA, play board games, have dinner, etc, twice a month. Then marriages, obligations, and relocations cut that number to three. last year down to one. Now all of my close friends have moved to the coasts. It feels like a sad ending to an era.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: January 02, 2015, 03:21:01 AM
Great game, but it absolutely overstayed its welcome. On four separate occasions I thought the game was complete, and then I got sent on some benign FedEx run to pull a switch or turn a knob. Aliens Isolation was quickly rising into my top 5 games of the year, but quickly devolved into mediocrity by the end.

kudos to Creative Assembly for nailing the atmosphere of Aliens, but they still need to learn a thing or two about pacing. And like that relative that overstays his or her welcome during the holidays, they need to learn when enough is enough. If most of the last three hours had been scrapped or shortened, the game would have been stellar. They could have saved a bunch of development costs AND made a better experience.

In fact, I ended up YouTubing the ending...and was surprised to see I still had about an hour left.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Going "Full" 4K! on: December 29, 2014, 12:04:36 PM
Unless a person NEEDS to upgrade, or simply has cash they want to burn NOW, everyone should be waiting for:

-OLED prices to drop next year (by next year I mean early 2016)
-quantum dot technology, which is being added to 2015 TV sets by Sony, LG and Samsung. This tech basically rivals OLED (but doesnt surpass it) at about 1/2 the cost

Given the choice between a 4K TV and a 1080P OLED, I would definitely choose the OLED set if I was sitting further than 6 feet away. The black levels and lack of any backlight bleed are worth every penny. With the death of plasma, OLED now wears the visual quality crown.

The jury still seems to be out on next gen gaming on a 4K TV. Some are equating it to watching a DVD on a 1080P HDVT. Degraded visuals, jagged, slightly blurry. Others rate it as fine. I'm guessing TV selection has a lot to do with this divergence.

My perfect world is a 4K OLED TV, but those are still $10,000. My new home theater PC can easily handle the resolution, but I can't justify the cost. Even a $3000 55" OLED is pushing my limits on acceptability.


And finally, don't forget that the one of the main draws of 4K TV is not the resolution, it is the wider color gamut. And finding a current generation TV that supports it is.....well, good luck.  (REC 2020)
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2014 Christmas Loot on: December 27, 2014, 01:05:54 PM
-A new pair of Timberland Boots
-A $50 Steam gift card
-A new wallet
-Cowboy Bebop Blu Ray Collection
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 3 vs Far Cry 4 on: December 26, 2014, 07:32:50 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 26, 2014, 07:29:17 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 26, 2014, 03:35:10 AM

I just recently dipped into my backlog, and was in the mood for a great FPS. I decided upon Far Cry 3 after hearing so many good things about it. The graphics and controls were superlative, the environments were gorgeous, but I absolutely detested the premise of the story, along with the horrible character cast. The drugged out doctor, your "whoa, dude! thanks for saving me!" friends, and the Cheesy, slightly psychotic CIA covert agent that just happens to be on the same island as you.

I get that suspension of disbelief is necessary to get past a sky diving college kid suddenly becoming the badass stone cold killer, but the pathetic supporting cast of characters was simply too much to digest.

If not for this, I would have loved the game. Especially the lush outdoor environments. Everyone keeps saying that Far Cry 4 is basically just a slightly refined Far Cry 3. By any chance, does Far Cry 4 have a more tolerable storyline and cast of characters?

Was anyone else turned off by the FC3 cast?



According to the lead writer of FC3, you just didn't get it.

Wow. yeah, I really didn't get it. And I don't want it. ;0 
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 3 vs Far Cry 4 on: December 26, 2014, 07:30:53 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 26, 2014, 06:27:38 PM

I just started playing FC3 for the first time this month and I feel the same way. I really don't like the characters and the overall feel of the game - it reminds me of a reality show on MTV.

Exactly. Or a crappy horror movie like the wrong turn series.

But,damn, those beautiful environments....

I loved everything else about the game, but found myself wanting to kill my friends faster than I wanted to kill any of the enemies.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If It's Okay With TiLT, Name Your 2014 Game(s) of the Year! (and other awards) on: December 26, 2014, 07:13:03 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 26, 2014, 06:47:11 PM

Pretty sure Worshiper boss kills you if you don't get into the shrines when he does the ground thing at the health incremental.  It's also somewhat not obvious as it seems like
it's just going to be the pools on the ground, when in fact it's everywhere but the shrines.

You, sir, are  correct. I forgot about Worshiper. I was lucky enough to be in a shrine when he performed that move and killed all his minions on the field. Easy to escape, at least.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If It's Okay With TiLT, Name Your 2014 Game(s) of the Year! (and other awards) on: December 26, 2014, 06:20:20 PM
Quote

I dunno about that one.  The bosses have some one hit kills, some of which you don't know are one hit kills until you die to them, also the hit boxes are bit wonkier than in the Souls games, and you will at times get hit by something that visually clearly misses.

I agree it's a pretty decent game though.

Did you play sword-and-shield style, medium/heavy armour? There was no boss that was able to one-shot me. The worst was a three-shot kill, but I walked into the fight at about 75% health. When I played dual-wield daggers with light armor I did get hit once for a loss of about 90% of my health. With that build I agree that you need to watch-your-step. Play style and how you use your skill points go a long way into deciding your durability. For example, the developers recommend the light build and dual daggers for the best damage multipliers and quickest end to boss battles. BUT...only if you've been focusing on dexterity.

Also, poisoned weapons are a big help on bosses and minions. They do incremental damage over time

One other point on difficulty-  Relatively early in the game you get an item that allows you to reset your attributes in case you do not like the path of your current build.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If It's Okay With TiLT, Name Your 2014 Game(s) of the Year! (and other awards) on: December 26, 2014, 05:59:08 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 26, 2014, 07:33:35 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 26, 2014, 03:01:30 AM

Action Game of the Year: Lords of the Fallen Dark Souls lite, but with immensely better graphics, story, and weapons. The two handed weapons had real weight behind them, and you needed excellent timing to use them effectively.

Interesting.  I've heard it compared to Dark Souls on multiple occasions.  How's the difficulty on Lords of the Fallen?  I liked nearly everything about Dark Souls (the gameworld, the graphics, the combat, etc), but that insane difficulty level was a complete turn-off.  Would love something similar that didn't make me feel like I was bashing my head up against a wall.

You're the first person I've heard say that the story is good though.  Every review says that's a major weak point for LotF.

The difficulty level is much more tolerable than Dark Souls. There are save crystals strategically placed throughout the world, and when you use one your health and health potions are restored. The twist is that each time you use the save slot, your experience point bonuses reset to zero. You gain these bonuses with each enemy you kill. For example, kill 5 enemies and the XP multiplier become 1.15. Kill 20 and it becomes 1.75. It makes leveling faster. Using a save slot resets it to zero, but that is only a minor impediment.

Combat is very similar. Forget about dodging with heavy amour. Two handed weapons have very slow arcs that can be interrupted by fast enemies, etc. Combat is nice and realistic. Getting your shield hit by a powerful blow can send you sprawling to the ground. Getting hit in the head can momentarily daze you, etc. The weapon assortment is MUCH greater than Dark Souls, and various gems you find can be crafted into the weapons to increase your poison damage, fire resistance, etc.

You can play a few different combat styles: sword and shield, two-handed, dual wield daggers, magic based, etc.


A few recommendations if you pick it up:

-Encumbrance is the most important aspect of combat. As with Dark Souls, low encumbrance might mean you can make 5 consecutive attacks before becoming fatigued, whereas high encumbrance may allow you only two strikes.
-Sword and shield is best for newbies.
-There is a magic spell that allows you to send a ghost version of yourself smashing into enemies. Max out this spell.
-Always be watching for hidden rooms and secrets. There is free DLC in the XB1 and PS4 versions that allow you to wear a ring that chimes when you are near hidden treasures, but you still need to figure out HOW to get to them. You get the ring via a quest early in the game.
-If a boss beats the sh!t out of you too quickly, you are underleveled. Unlike Dark Souls, there are not really any cheap bosses. There are a few bosses in each "hub", and you can (and probably will) run across one outside of your limits.

Finally, the story is good, but I should stress this is true only if if you read all of the scrolls and hidden parchments. There are very few cut scenes or NPC conversations.


This game was my hidden gem for 2014. I played it on a high end PC and the XB1.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: This is why games should be returnable on: December 26, 2014, 05:08:38 PM
I'm guessing this isn't a digital download voucher, but rather a physical copy? Two lights at the end of the tunnel for you:

1. Since the Playstation is a closed platform, if you are having the problem, so are thousands of others, and it will be patched.
2. Your physical copy may be bad. Grab a new one.
3. If you don't have a ton of stuff locally on your PS4, factory reset.


Still unfortunate that EA couldn't get it right.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Far Cry 3 vs Far Cry 4 on: December 26, 2014, 03:35:10 AM
I just recently dipped into my backlog, and was in the mood for a great FPS. I decided upon Far Cry 3 after hearing so many good things about it. The graphics and controls were superlative, the environments were gorgeous, but I absolutely detested the premise of the story, along with the horrible character cast. The drugged out doctor, your "whoa, dude! thanks for saving me!" friends, and the Cheesy, slightly psychotic CIA covert agent that just happens to be on the same island as you.

I get that suspension of disbelief is necessary to get past a sky diving college kid suddenly becoming the badass stone cold killer, but the pathetic supporting cast of characters was simply too much to digest.

If not for this, I would have loved the game. Especially the lush outdoor environments. Everyone keeps saying that Far Cry 4 is basically just a slightly refined Far Cry 3. By any chance, does Far Cry 4 have a more tolerable storyline and cast of characters?

Was anyone else turned off by the FC3 cast?

22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN and Live down on: December 26, 2014, 03:21:05 AM
I don't understand the idea behind the hacking of PSN and Live. These services exist solely to allow people to enjoy time with their friends and family. Go hack the Pentagon or the website for the Department of Motor Vehicles.

I guess unhappy, bitter people want everyone else to feel the same way.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If It's Okay With TiLT, Name Your 2014 Game(s) of the Year! (and other awards) on: December 26, 2014, 03:01:30 AM
Strategy Game of the Year: Endless Legend.  Wonderfully different that all the usual civ and civ clone games. Beautiful graphics, excellent UI, good developer

Action Game of the Year: Lords of the Fallen Dark Souls lite, but with immensely better graphics, story, and weapons. The two handed weapons had real weight behind them, and you needed excellent timing to use them effectively.

Horror Game of the Year: Alien Isolation Every time that motion detector started pinging, my heart raced.

RPG of the Year: hmm......I haven't gotten far. But I'm guessing Divinity: Original Sin

Surprise of the Year: This War of Mine A side scrolling survival sim, set in a real world war zone. Beautifully realized and executed.
24  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Trend for mobile sucks monkey nuts on: December 20, 2014, 02:41:08 AM
Don't get me started on how they butchered Dungeon Keeper for iOS. I don't understand why having two options isn't available- Free to play and full purchase.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 12, 2014, 11:42:23 AM

Quote from: drifter on December 11, 2014, 04:46:37 PM

I wasnt talking about Sony taking care of the Playstation I was referring to Sony being around as a company.  Sony cannot continue to exist on just revenue from the playstation.

Sony isnt the company it used to be.  It seems the innovation is gone which is a loss.  There was a video I saw of its museum of products which is pretty cool to see.  The last two things in it were the PS3 and PS4, thats kind of telling.

I think Microsoft management is divided upon their long term interest in the Xbox brand, whereas Sony NEEDS the PS4. This will dictate, to some extent, the willingness of each company to make the investments necessary for long term success. If you aren't building and nurturing development houses, and if you aren't courting indie developers as well as the competition, you simply aren't "all in". Sony is doing both of these things, Microsoft is not. MS has two choices- more internal development, or try to win by price point. They have opted for the latter strategy, and it is short sighted.

I feel like, to some extent, the Xbox is to Microsoft what Apple TV is to Apple- a hobby, albeit a more expensive one. I think the division WILL be spun off after this generation, and losing those deep pockets will have dire consequences unless they get a Steve Jobs-esque visionary at the helm.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 09, 2014, 02:26:09 AM
Getting back to Gratch's original point, I think the best console to get if you have to choose one, would be the PS4. Two, and I would go PS4 and WiiU. Harcore gamers will obviously own all 3 eventually, and I'm guessing a few years from now Gratch will grab an Xbox One. By then it will be $199 and have a better supply of exclusives.

In fact, I'm putting money on it. By the end of Black Friday 2016, Gratch owns an XB1.  icon_biggrin
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 08, 2014, 07:22:55 PM
I'm a huge Xbox fan and even I'm struggling to find the value in it. The cross-platform games all seem to run at a higher resolution on the PS4. "Exclusives" like Ryse and Dead Rising 3 have superior versions on the PC. Upcoming exclusives, in comparison to Sony, are quite limited. Timed exclusives and DLC are not going to win MS this generation.

Sony has a massive stable of exclusive titles that can all be considered AAA- both veteran series and new. Infamous, Uncharted, God of War, Ratchet and Clank, The Last of Us, Bloodborne, Killzone, Resistance, The Order 1886, Driveclub, Gran Turismo, Little Big Planet, Until Dawn, Deep Down, etc.


Microsoft has Halo, Forza, and Gears of War. Fable has lost most of its luster. Sunset Overdrive turned out well, and hopefully Quantum Break follows that path. Other than that.....
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/8) on: December 08, 2014, 08:42:07 AM
My friend claims that Suikoden II is the best Japanese RPG of all time. I'll finally get to check it out for myself on the Vita.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Telltale and Game of Thrones! on: December 05, 2014, 02:43:38 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 05, 2014, 02:26:29 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 05, 2014, 02:17:51 PM

I haven't really seen the preview at each commercial thing on American TV so I'm not sure what you mean by that.

It's the kind of thing where they'll say "coming up next" or similar phrases, then show a couple of things to try to hook you into watching until the next commercial. My impression is that it's very common. GameTrailers used to do this kind of thing too with their Bonus Round videos, but they must have gotten complaints, because they've stopped.

I'm with Tilt on this one. I'm playing the Walking Dead currently, and I absolutely detest their "in our next episode sequences". These chapters are only about an hour long, so I don't want anything to be given away. But you can't skip them. And then it's soon afterward followed by "in our LAST episode..."

I played the last episode thirty f!cking seconds ago! I don't need a recap. Especially one I can't skip. What an inconsiderate oversight.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 22, 2014, 12:29:35 AM
I'm really enjoying Lords of the Fallen It has beautiful graphics, some wonderful landscapes, and it almost scratches that Dark Souls/Demon Souls itch, albeit at a less frustrating difficulty. I love the weight behind the heavy attacks, and some of the weapons are very cool.


The game has an interesting design twist, whereby avoiding save points increases your experience modifier with each kill. So the more enemies you kill without saving, the higher your experience point payout, and rare item payout. It does a good job luring you past the save points to see if you can keep getting that modifier just a little higher.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 13, 2014, 10:10:29 PM
This game is an abomination. I've had one hard lock and 3 significant graphics issues in 30 minutes of gameplay.

PS4
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Door Kickers on: November 11, 2014, 12:01:40 PM
This game has very favorable reviews on Steam, and I'm interested in the premise.  I'm worried that the strategy simply lies in preparing your team, but the actual infiltration is just an RTS click-fest. I've watched a few videos, but the gameplay is somewhat unclear. In the one I watched, the mission took roughly two minutes. Assuming that outfitting a team isn't that difficult, even if there are 100 missions, that is roughly 3.25 hours of gameplay.

I loved Rainbow Six, and people compare it to that, but the missions weren't 2-3 minutes long. Where does the addictive part roll in?
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft pulls upcoming games from Steam on: November 07, 2014, 11:21:38 PM
I agree with Tilt. One of the best features of Steam is all of my games under one roof. I don't like the idea of multiple clients, hyperlinks,  and storefronts if an increasing number of publishers decide to create their own version of Steam.

imagine if the music industry took this direction. I'd need to fragment my library across multiple record labels' various software, as each put up their own walled garden. Stream Sony artists only from the Sony store, Universal artists from the universal store, etc.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac's latest) on: November 01, 2014, 11:14:24 PM
Great write up, Teggy. I'm about one hour in, and am on the fence. it's disappointing that the game isn't clicking with me because I anticipated it being my XB1 Game of the Year.

+Female voice is very well done
+Humor
+Graphics, weapon variety, environments
+Fluid gameplay

-Story
-Lack of Difficulty

My biggest problem with the game is that I simply can't get past amp level 2. For those of you without the game, this is a combo meter that basically increases the power of your abilities and weapons over 4 growing levels, based upon your jumping/gunning/bouncing proficiency. Unless you are CONSTANTLY doing all of these things, the meter rapidly drops.

And despite my best effort to do all of these things, I can't push past Amp level two, which means a huge number of perks are closed out to me. I'm hoping it's because I'm still early in the game and there simply aren't enough enemies to increase the multiplier enough, but I don't thinks that is the case.

My other complaint with the game is that there is no need for precision. Since you need to always bounce around the environments, the weapons auto lock if you aim in the general direction. I assumed it would be a little more like Infamous on the Sony consoles, but in  this game you cannot run on the ground and be effective. You are expected to jump/bounce/grind AT ALL TIMES. And while it is a nice change from the typical ways of traversing a city, it can be frustrating as well.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [KS] The Flame in the Flood - Rogue-lite river journey on: October 15, 2014, 07:54:51 AM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on October 15, 2014, 01:05:30 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 14, 2014, 09:47:24 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on October 14, 2014, 07:58:10 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 14, 2014, 06:53:18 PM

They got their initial funding amount and have a few stretch goals.  Not lofty ones yet, but I do hope they hit the 300k mark.

Quote
f we hit this goal, all backers at the $15 tier and up will have the option get the game on PS4 instead of the PC or Mac. This will come after the initial PC release.

175K German, French, Spanish
200K Raft Customization
225k Russian Portuguese, Polish
250K Endless Mode
300K PS4

Those are some crappy stretch goals. I was hoping for added environmental effects, more dog customization possibilities, extra NPCs or quests, etc.

Agreed. Endless mode should have been the first level as it's useful for all players. Customization of the raft, nice but not really too much of a gameplay item I think.

I don't know, given some previous Kickstarter happenings, it's kind of nice to see a team that seems to have a pretty concrete vision with not much to add to it. More than anything, I think the big stretch goals just add project risk. Realistic ones like this make me think that they have a solid plan they think they can deliver on and don't want to deviate too far from even if they double their funding goals.

That is a valid point that I had not considered, and I've seen more than one Kickstarter screw it up with unreasonable stretch goals or added bling.

Still, I can't imagine adding a couple extra customizations or islands would cost that much.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [KS] The Flame in the Flood - Rogue-lite river journey on: October 14, 2014, 07:58:10 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 14, 2014, 06:53:18 PM

They got their initial funding amount and have a few stretch goals.  Not lofty ones yet, but I do hope they hit the 300k mark.

Quote
f we hit this goal, all backers at the $15 tier and up will have the option get the game on PS4 instead of the PC or Mac. This will come after the initial PC release.

175K German, French, Spanish
200K Raft Customization
225k Russian Portuguese, Polish
250K Endless Mode
300K PS4

Those are some crappy stretch goals. I was hoping for added environmental effects, more dog customization possibilities, extra NPCs or quests, etc.

37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 on: October 13, 2014, 08:02:19 PM
I'm horrible at these types of games, but still love to play them. My only complaint with Bayonetta was that the easy difficulty was far too easy, but I really struggled to the point of frustration on normal difficulty. I hope in Bayonetta 2 there is a better bridge between the two difficulty levels.
38  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Terra Battle, from the creators of Final Fantasy on: October 11, 2014, 08:52:43 AM
I still can't understand why more developers don't give the option to choose between IAP, or a full priced premium download. The number of games I've skipped because of these stupid timers is in the dozens.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: October 11, 2014, 03:09:02 AM

Quote from: Teggy on October 10, 2014, 06:26:25 PM

Finally got around to this. I was really surprised how short it was. I finished it in 2 days, although I wasn't going for full completion. Certainly compared to Watch_Dogs which I just finished and thought was probably too long. It seemed like it could have used a third island like the other Infamous games. Maybe they spent too much time working on the all different power sets.

I also hated a bunch of the boss battles, but I thought the way they managed the different powers overall was really impressive.

Infamous 1 is still my favorite in the series because of all of the platforming and the mission design. They was more in Second Son than Infamous 2, but for the most part it was just "go here, kill everything".

I loved the game, but they need to do a better job adding some meaningful side quests in the next game. It would be great if a few powers were tucked away in additional story based missions that helped make the character cast even more interesting.

but I've enjoyed every Infamous game, and can't wait to play Sunset Overdrive!
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 09, 2014, 11:26:43 PM
I'm cautiously optimistic, and grabbed the game for $30 with a Steam voucher. People should know that the second half of the game apparently takes a dive according to the professional reviews I've read.

Be careful buying the game at full price based upon initial user reviews. A little more minor spoiler info on that for the curious...
Spoiler for Hiden:
the second half of the game is an Alien game without any emphasis on an Alien. Cyborgs take over center stage.
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