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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: April 17, 2015, 10:12:13 AM

Quote from: ATB on April 17, 2015, 06:18:06 AM

Meh trailer is meh.

ATB must have confused his Golden Girls rerun for the Star Wars trailer again.  It's ok, these things sometimes happen as you get older.  :p
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: April 16, 2015, 09:19:40 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on April 16, 2015, 06:18:37 PM

My brain just exploded. So IN it's not even funny.

Pretty much this.  Absolutely epic.
3  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS] Implosion: Never Lose Hope - Diablo meets sci-fi on iPad on: April 16, 2015, 04:46:27 PM
5 stars from Touch Arcade as well.

It's well worth the $10 and has as much (if not more) production values as most full console games.  It's seriously awesome.

4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ok....I'm ready. Teach me how to invest on: April 16, 2015, 12:45:43 AM
Oh man, so sorry Ron.  frown
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ok....I'm ready. Teach me how to invest on: April 14, 2015, 04:18:09 PM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on April 14, 2015, 03:50:14 PM

But at the end of the day - you're going to have a hard, HARD time beating just plunking it into a passively managed fund with an extremely low expense ratio, and just walking away from it.

This is what I did.  I got started really late, but have been contributing to a 401K and IRA for years.  I was finally in a position this year to invest a pretty good chunk of cash.   I ended up working with a guy who manages both my dad's and my brother's investments (brother is a doctor pulling high 6 figures), so I know I can trust him.  I don't have the time, energy, or knowledge to figure out how to invest it all on my own, and would rather pay someone I trust a small percentage to manage it all for me.  It's too early to know what the results are going to be (we just did the initial investment in February), but this is intended as a long-term thing so I'm not going to lose any sleep over it unless I see it tanking for some reason.
6  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / [iOS] Implosion: Never Lose Hope - Diablo meets sci-fi on iPad on: April 14, 2015, 04:13:13 PM
Well, this came entirely out of left-field.  The horribly titled Implosion:  Never Lose Hope is a fantastic Diablo-style action RPG with an sci-fi anime aesthetic.  It looks absolutely amazing, the combat is quick and responsive, the sound and voice work are great, and it's an absolute blast to play.  It's broken up into a mission structure, with each mission taking 5-10 minutes to complete, so it's perfect for playing in quick bursts.  There's a huge variety in combat, with light and heavy melee attacks, dodges, special abilities, and a ranged attack that is mapped to the same button as melee.  Sounds like it would be a disaster, but it works remarkably well.  You can't just button mash, as special moves are activated by pausing between taps.  It's a cool addition which makes combat feel much more involved what you normally see.  You can upgrade your character's mech suit, there's a whole host of achievements and unlockables...it's all just a very solid package.

148apps gave it a 4/5 and Appspy did a 5/5.  The Appspy review does a 2-minute video review that shows off the gameplay.  Definitely worth a look if you like the genre.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Ocean 5 Announced! on: April 14, 2015, 12:10:10 PM
While I'm excited about actually getting a JRPG for the PS4, Star Ocean wouldn't have been my first, second, or even fifth choice.  Tri-Ace games never click with me, for some reason.

Still, I'm sure I'll give it a look.
8  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: April 14, 2015, 01:22:52 AM

Quote from: Caine on April 13, 2015, 05:20:05 PM

04/13/15
Release Date: Sep 3, 2013



75% off. Sale price $3.74
Metacritic score - 90 Critic 86 User
Steam user score - 96% positive in 15,251 reviews


Such an awesome game
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/14) on: April 13, 2015, 10:47:21 PM
Quote
Titan Souls is a strategic, open world, 2D, top-down action-adventure, where the player has only one arrow and can only take one hit. The goal is to defeat the 20 giant monsters called the Titans, which can, just like the player, only take one hit but only have one way to be defeated. During the fight, the player has to figure out how the respective boss behaves and by that find a way to defeat that boss. The difficulty is that the single arrow has to be charged to be shot and afterwards has to be retrieved to be reused, each action only able to be done while the player is standing still, making them an easy target for the bosses.


That just sounds incredibly...not fun.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 4/10/15 on: April 13, 2015, 10:45:30 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on April 13, 2015, 09:30:29 PM

Are you still going to play the Heavensward expansion for Final Fantasy XIV when it comes out in a couple months?  They just released the opening cinematic for viewing.

-Autistic Angel

I may grab it at eventually, but have no intentions of getting it on release.  While it may be fun to run solo around the new areas for a while, the only way to really advance at the higher levels is grouped content.  With my limited gaming time, there's no way I have the patience sit around and queue for 60 minutes just to run a dungeon.  If I was a better tank or healer it might be different (both queue almost instantly), but I'm pretty much terrible at both.  I also don't particularly like the pressure associated with tanking/healing.

As much as I loved FF XIV and would recommend it to anyone, I'm pretty burned out after playing it so much.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 4/10/15 on: April 13, 2015, 04:30:35 AM

Quote from: Gratch on April 10, 2015, 06:17:06 PM

I don't know why I even list what I'm going to play, since it never actually turns out that way.  The plan is to spend time with Elder Scrolls Online and probably some War for the Overworld.  I upgraded from a 22" to a 27" monitor yesterday, which makes a huge difference.  May also check out Affordable Space Adventures (based mainly on this post from Bullwinkle), as my WiiU has been completely ignored since I finished Bayonetta 2.

What about you?

For once, I actually played what I thought I would play.  Made a ton of progress in ESO and had an absolute blast.  I'm honestly amazed at how fun I'm finding this game to be, especially considering I hated it during beta.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/14) on: April 13, 2015, 04:29:10 AM
Nothing, nothing, and...nothing.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend playlist - 4/10/15 on: April 10, 2015, 06:17:06 PM
I don't know why I even list what I'm going to play, since it never actually turns out that way.  The plan is to spend time with Elder Scrolls Online and probably some War for the Overworld.  I upgraded from a 22" to a 27" monitor yesterday, which makes a huge difference.  May also check out Affordable Space Adventures (based mainly on this post from Bullwinkle), as my WiiU has been completely ignored since I finished Bayonetta 2.

What about you?
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Affordable Space Adventures on: April 10, 2015, 06:14:17 PM
Wasn't on my radar at all, but I may check it out.  Thanks for the writeup.   thumbsup
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Carls Jr - now in Toronto should I try it? on: April 10, 2015, 05:00:15 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 10, 2015, 04:35:02 AM

I can't understand how people think In-N-Out is a quality burger.  I would put them at the same level as McDonalds.  It seems like people who grew up in California have some sort of brain damage when it comes to In-N-Out.  Tongue

I never had an In-N-Out until they came to Utah about 5 years ago.  I think they trump every burger place out there, and that you obviously must have been born without functioning taste buds.  :p

It's the love for Five Guys that I don't get.  That place is nasty.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Carls Jr - now in Toronto should I try it? on: April 09, 2015, 10:19:50 PM
Every time I eat there, my stomach has felt like absolute garbage an hour later.  I don't know if it's something about the way they prepare their food, or just the astronomical level of grease, calories, and fat involved.  I've sworn them off entirely these days.
17  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: on: April 09, 2015, 04:49:03 PM

Quote from: Caine on April 03, 2015, 11:32:07 PM

I have a x52 setup and it works great in ED.  There is a mod to improve it's centering response.

I have an x52 as well, and would give this a +1.  The only complaint I have is that the toggle buttons on the stick side (T1-T6) are very fragile.  I already had to send one stick back for replacement, and I'm nervous about pushing them too hard and breaking them.
18  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 09, 2015, 03:17:17 PM
I decided to jump into ESO last weekend and have been pleasantly surprised.  I had a bit of a false start when I created my first toon exactly like my Skyrim character (Norn warrior), and immediately felt burned out on ES in general.  After rerolling (Wood Elf ranged DPS), I am finding that I thoroughly enjoy exploring this world.  The overarching story is very cool and the quests (so far) have been very interesting and non-MMO'ish...I haven't seen a "kill 10 rats" quest yet.  Ranged combat feels significantly more fun than melee, and I've been having a blast being all sneaky and plinking from distance.  Although that strategy is not terribly effective against bosses.   The graphics are merely serviceable, but there's so much to do and explore that it doesn't feel like a distraction.  I have the "just one more quest" feeling every night and have to force myself to stop playing and go to bed.  smile  I thought I was done with ES games after Skyrim, but ESO has really changed my mind.  So far, so good.

Word of caution.  If you have a Comcast e-mail address, be prepared for some challenges.  I couldn't receive any communications from ESO using that e-mail address, which meant I couldn't activate my account, apply the code from my game purchase, register my system, etc.  Comcast blocks emails from ESO entirely, for some strange reason.  I could receive stuff during the beta, but not anymore.  When I created a new account using a Gmail address, I received all my confirmations within seconds and was able to log on no problem.

I'm @Stromos999, Aldmeri Dominion faction.
19  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: April 08, 2015, 02:33:52 PM
A couple new games I grabbed this morning that are intriguing.

Star Wars Rebels:  Recon Missions:  This is a surprisingly fun platformer that feels basically like Contra meets Star Wars.  It looks amazing, the action is fun and frantic, and the virtual controls are suprisingly good.  I typically avoid platformers on iOS because I hate virtual buttons, but this one handles things particularly well.  In addition to the side-scrolling platform elements, there's some a basic base-building component, which is pretty interesting.  You can try it for free (the first 4 levels), then it's $4.99 to unlock the remaining 28 level and 2 characters.  I'm only about an hour in, but I'd highly recommend it so far.

The Quest Keeper:  Crossy Road meets RPG meets roguelike.  An interesting concept and fun enough, but holy shit is it ever hard.  You can do quests, unlock gear, and collect special items as you progress.  Pretty neat idea.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xenoblade coming to Europe, presumably US on: April 07, 2015, 10:03:49 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 07, 2015, 08:51:39 PM

Xenoblade gives you all of the great things about JRPGs and cuts out most of the fluff.

And most of the story.  And adds a bazillion fetch quests.  And adds an infinitely frustrating collection system.  And goes loooooooooong stretches with so much running around that you forget why you were even doing it in the first place.  slywink

Xenoblade was a good game, but it certainly has it's warts.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 07, 2015, 05:17:09 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 07, 2015, 04:09:41 PM

In all seriousness, I think breaking the word retard from people with mental disabilities is probably the easier way to disconnect that than it is to bring awareness to every single person (ever) on the insensitivity of using a word that *used* to represent a part of the population.

It's cool, I'm taking it back.  Tongue



It's just an awareness thing.  Unless it's brought to their attention at some point that it might be distasteful or disrespectful, the behavior doesn't change.  Same thing when people say "That's so gay" to describe something they don't like.  Do they mean disrespect towards homosexuals?  Probably not.  But it doesn't hurt to just give a quick "Hey, by the way..."

Or maybe I'm just overly sensitive because most of my job is selling diversity and inclusion training, and I just need to shut up.  That's entirely possible too.

/derail off
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Weekend Playlist - 4/3/15 edition on: April 07, 2015, 05:09:33 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on April 07, 2015, 04:50:23 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 06, 2015, 04:13:12 AM

Quote from: Gratch on April 03, 2015, 08:17:43 PM

This is the first weekend in a while that I'll actually have some uninterrupted gaming time.  Of course, I'm sure I just jinxed myself...

This weekend will probably be all about Pillars of Eternity, now that it's patched.  Might get around to finally trying the FF XV demo if the mood strikes.  I'm sure there will be a bit of Final Fantasy Record Keeper (iOS) and Theatrhythm FF Curtain Call sprinkled in as well.

As per usual...I did none of the above.  Well, I played a little bit of Pillars of Eternity, but no more than an hour or so.  It really isn't grabbing me much.  I really like the story and the overall "feel" of the game, but I just don't have the patience to learn the intricacies of such a complex combat system.

I picked up War for the Overworld (the latest attempt at recreating Dungeon Keeper) and had an absolute blast with it.  The nostalgia is strong with that one.  I also gave Elder Scrolls Online another shot now that it's F2P, and once I got past the "it's just Skyrim with other people" feeling, I'm finding that I really quite enjoy it.  Played up to level 7, and loved the fact that I didn't have a single "kill 10 rats" or "fetch 3 doodads" quest.  Not sure if it'll have legs or not, but the beginning is certainly promising.

I did spend an hour or two with the FF XV demo as well.  Still trying to wrap my brain around an open-world FF game that isn't an MMO.  Feels like Dragon Age meets Skyrim by way of Japan.  Combat seems fun enough and it's certainly pretty, but I'm curious how well the story and characters will hold up.  I've learned not to put too much stock into JRPG demos, one way or the other.
Play on easy.

For Pillars of Eternity?  I already am.  Still find that I'm getting my ass kicked, which makes me wander off to other things (like ESO).
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: April 07, 2015, 02:12:17 PM

Quote from: msduncan on April 07, 2015, 02:10:05 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 05, 2015, 09:53:21 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 05, 2015, 06:22:11 PM

As cool as Bloodbourne appears to be, I think I'll just sit on the sideline and continue to wish someone would make one of these awesome looking games (Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Lords of the Fallen, etc.) with an Easy mode for those of us who are action-game-challenged and aren't motivated by a sheer wall of frustration in our games.   crybaby

Yeah, I may not wish so much for a straight Easy mode but I do wish somebody would make a game like this without all the BS.  Fix the camera in tight areas so I don't have cheap deaths, or the forced death to the first monster, or the fact that you have to see the boss (and almost always die) before you can even level up the first time so you lose all that progress, tell me what my stats actually do, or just all the things they just refuse to tell you, all the design choices that in any other game would be criticized as total garbage. 

You'd be wrong then.   I've testing it myself and the bug is real.

Wrong about which part?
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 07, 2015, 12:39:48 PM

Quote from: Destructor on April 06, 2015, 09:53:51 PM

They're absolute fucking retards with their utter inability to make more of the 'rare' figures.

At the risk of being "that guy", listen to Dr. Cox about the use of "retards".
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: April 07, 2015, 04:25:20 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 06, 2015, 01:36:15 AM

Out of curiosity, did any of you play Lords of the Fallen and did it fix some of the things that certain players complain about with the Souls/Bloodborne games?  I know it had a few patches to fix the main bugs so I was thinking of going back to it and see how it compares.

I thought it fared infinitely better than Dark Souls, especially in the UI and general "here's how you play this damn game" aspects.  No bugs (that I saw, anyways) on the PC version.

That said, I still found the difficulty infinitely frustrating, even on the "Easy" level.  I just need to accept the fact that basically just suck at these games in general.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/7) on: April 06, 2015, 04:14:47 AM
I bought War for Overworld and Elder Scrolls Online over the weekend.  That pretty much taps my gaming budget for a while.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4/3/15 edition on: April 06, 2015, 04:13:12 AM

Quote from: Gratch on April 03, 2015, 08:17:43 PM

This is the first weekend in a while that I'll actually have some uninterrupted gaming time.  Of course, I'm sure I just jinxed myself...

This weekend will probably be all about Pillars of Eternity, now that it's patched.  Might get around to finally trying the FF XV demo if the mood strikes.  I'm sure there will be a bit of Final Fantasy Record Keeper (iOS) and Theatrhythm FF Curtain Call sprinkled in as well.

As per usual...I did none of the above.  Well, I played a little bit of Pillars of Eternity, but no more than an hour or so.  It really isn't grabbing me much.  I really like the story and the overall "feel" of the game, but I just don't have the patience to learn the intricacies of such a complex combat system.

I picked up War for the Overworld (the latest attempt at recreating Dungeon Keeper) and had an absolute blast with it.  The nostalgia is strong with that one.  I also gave Elder Scrolls Online another shot now that it's F2P, and once I got past the "it's just Skyrim with other people" feeling, I'm finding that I really quite enjoy it.  Played up to level 7, and loved the fact that I didn't have a single "kill 10 rats" or "fetch 3 doodads" quest.  Not sure if it'll have legs or not, but the beginning is certainly promising.

I did spend an hour or two with the FF XV demo as well.  Still trying to wrap my brain around an open-world FF game that isn't an MMO.  Feels like Dragon Age meets Skyrim by way of Japan.  Combat seems fun enough and it's certainly pretty, but I'm curious how well the story and characters will hold up.  I've learned not to put too much stock into JRPG demos, one way or the other.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: April 06, 2015, 12:21:36 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on April 05, 2015, 11:54:59 PM

I am glad the people who like Bloodborne have the thing that they like.  I just regret not having the skill or...proper mindset or something to enjoy it with them.

-Autistic Angel

Well said, sums up my feelings on this sub-genre perfectly
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: War for the Overworld - basically a new Dungeon Keeper on: April 05, 2015, 06:30:45 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on April 05, 2015, 06:03:06 PM

I still think Evil Genius is the best Dungeon Keeper game I've played.  You still order workers to carve out rooms and produce facilities, but you also get to manually furnish them with a variety of functional items as you complete research projects.  You also have to seriously consider the layout of your base -- you cannot simply dump a fistful of minions onto intruders, so you need to include security cameras, P.A. speakers, and weapons lockers so your soldiers can mobilize against encroaching threats.

The biggest problem is that the officially patched version still includes some serious bugs.  For example, a major strategic consideration of the game is supposed to be managing your "Heat" level on the worldwide map.  Unfortunately, deploying diplomatic minions does not lower your Heat level like it's supposed to, so you need to seek out unofficial patches to address some of the issues.

-Autistic Angel

I've tried Evil Genius a couple times, but the whole "James Bond Supervillain" setting just does nothing for me.  There's just something about recruiting Succubi and Demons instead of spies and henchmen that makes it so much more fun.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: April 05, 2015, 06:22:11 PM
As cool as Bloodbourne appears to be, I think I'll just sit on the sideline and continue to wish someone would make one of these awesome looking games (Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Lords of the Fallen, etc.) with an Easy mode for those of us who are action-game-challenged and aren't motivated by a sheer wall of frustration in our games.   crybaby
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: War for the Overworld - basically a new Dungeon Keeper on: April 05, 2015, 03:51:06 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on April 05, 2015, 06:17:14 AM

Must.....resist......

Dungeon Keeper was one of my favorite games of all time. Every developer attempting to recreate it has failed horribly. Don't play with my heart strings, Gratch!

If you're looking for someone to talk you out of it, that sure won't be me.  War for the Overworld isn't "like" Dungeon Keeper, it IS Dungeon Keeper with a few new wrinkles.  Right down to the exact same UI and evil hand cursor.

I've never been able to get the GOG versions running on modern systems, so the 3 hours I spent with it last night took me right back to the days of Pentium II, Voodoo 2, and a 17" CRT monitor that took up half my desk.  smile  I have heard rumblings that the campaign is kinda unbalanced, with some massive and sudden difficulty spikes.  I'm more into just running skirmish maps though, those are more fun.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: War for the Overworld - basically a new Dungeon Keeper on: April 05, 2015, 03:38:38 AM
I grabbed this today and played through the first few missions.  While it certainly needs some polish (the devs are cranking out patches fast and furious), they did an absolutely fantastic job of re-creating Dungeon Keeper.  The tone, the style, the look...it's all a very welcome wave of nostalgia for those of us who played the DK games.

Had an absolute blast with it tonight and would certainly give it a big thumbs up, with the caveat that you may want to wait until it's patched a little further before pulling the trigger.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: April 04, 2015, 10:27:40 PM

Quote from: Ridah on January 14, 2015, 04:04:35 PM

I guess I'm trying to figure out how to transition from playing video games without worrying about other people, like family, being inadvertently exposed to the explicit content. When I was single it wasn't an issue, but now with my wife around (who hasn't grown up with video games like I have) it feels weird. And the idea of playing it only when no one is around, or otherwise "hiding" what I'm doing, feels awkward.

Late to the party, but will just say that I agree with this sentiment 100%.  Mrs. Gratch doesn't care for violence/foul language/sex in her media to begin with, so playing something overly explicit like GTA while she's around is just...uncomfortable. 

Not to mention that I'm terrified that Little B 6.1 would suddenly walk in during the middle of a particularly, er, saucy scene.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: April 04, 2015, 04:59:26 PM

Quote from: JuniorDan on April 04, 2015, 04:55:40 PM

How do you look around the ship?

Depends on what controller you're using.  I think the default is clicking the middle mouse button.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Weekend Playlist - 4/3/15 edition on: April 03, 2015, 08:17:43 PM
This is the first weekend in a while that I'll actually have some uninterrupted gaming time.  Of course, I'm sure I just jinxed myself...

This weekend will probably be all about Pillars of Eternity, now that it's patched.  Might get around to finally trying the FF XV demo if the mood strikes.  I'm sure there will be a bit of Final Fantasy Record Keeper (iOS) and Theatrhythm FF Curtain Call sprinkled in as well.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: April 03, 2015, 06:48:44 PM

Quote from: Lee on April 03, 2015, 06:38:48 PM

Patch is live. 853mb.

Edit: Unless you bought through GoG, then you get to wait until next week sometime.

Glad I waited to dig into PoE in earnest.  Was planning on starting it tonight anyways...this patch is welcome news!
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1] Final Fantasy Type 0 on: April 03, 2015, 03:20:58 AM
Wrapped up Type 0 tonight, took about 30 hours all told.

I have to admit that I'm rather conflicted on how I feel about the game.  The last three hours were one giant, massive, flaming ball of WTF surrounded by a thick layer of "huh?" and topped with an oversized "...the hell?".  Honestly, the only reason I kept playing was to see just how utterly ridiculous it could all get.  We're all used to Final Fantasy going a bit off the rails on occasion, but Type 0 takes it to a whole new level.  We're talking bizzaro to the absolute max, frustrating as hell, and entirely nonsensical.

Then it all finishes off with maybe the biggest gut punch of an ending in the entire history of Final Fantasy.  Without spoiling anything, I'll say it's emotional, brutal, and damn near had me in tears.  So while I was ready to roll my eyes and write the whole thing off, that hard-hitting ending kinda redeems everything.  It's been about 2 hours since the final credits rolled, and I still can't get one of the final scenes out of my head.

Overall, I'd probably give it a B- grade.  It's got it's thrilling moments and the combat and character development is a blast, but it can also be overly grindy, frustrating, and just...weird.  Don't think I can give it a full recommendation at $60, but it's absolutely worth a look when it hits the bargain bin in a few months.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: War for the Overworld - basically a new Dungeon Keeper on: April 02, 2015, 11:10:36 PM
Cool, will definitely be checking this out.   I love that they even got Daddy Pig back for the voice work thumbsup
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: April 01, 2015, 11:47:28 AM

Quote from: farley2k on March 31, 2015, 07:26:36 PM


 thumbsup
40  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: March 31, 2015, 03:32:16 AM
If you have any nostalgia towards Final Fantasy, be sure to check out Final Fantasy Record Keeper.  It's a simple game that takes all the best combat bits and characters from across the series, throws them in a blender, and lets you just go to town with them.  It is a freemium title complete with a stamina bar, but isn't really something that you'd sit down and play for hours at a time.  I'm having a blast just picking it up for 10-15 minute chunks a few times a day, running through some battles, customizing some equipment, etc.  It's F2P done very right, with a huge helping of classic RPG nostalgia thrown in.
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