http://gamingtrend.com
March 06, 2015, 09:23:57 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 303
161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 12, 2014, 04:00:48 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 12, 2014, 01:59:42 PM

Quote from: Asharak on December 12, 2014, 12:57:29 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 12, 2014, 12:41:06 AM

Now I just stopped because the stupid inventory system led me into a trap.  I've been good about clearing out my common items I'm not using and equipping everybody when I come back to Haven (and heading to Haven when I discover it's getting full), but I've been warned not to get rid of "valuables" because a lot of them get used for side quests.

If it helps, the only "valuables" that have actual value, that I'm aware of, are the ones with a black-and-gold icon that are marked as "Creature Research Items". Those ones you can turn in to one the NPCs in town for extra info on / damage against particular enemy types. So as long as you do that before going to a vendor, you can auto-sell the remainder of your valuables each time you're at home.

- Ash

I hit the research station first, every time, but from what I've read, there are a few valuables that are needed for quests later in the game, with no real indicator that they might be useful.

I have occasionally seen items needed for completing requisition requests get lumped in with the "valuables" category.  Items like Spider Ichor, for example.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Squenix, the ultimate troll on: December 12, 2014, 01:06:06 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 12, 2014, 12:47:02 PM

I'm pretty sure there was a consensus about not wanting a straight port of FF VII.  It just wasn't vocalized because it was so blazingly obvious that no one felt the need to say it out loud.

What he said
163  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: December 11, 2014, 10:46:24 PM

Quote from: Lee on December 11, 2014, 09:00:33 PM

I couldn't get into Papers Please, probably because I have zero short term memory and attention to detail is hard. It felt like work.

That was my impression as well.  Good idea, but didn't appeal to me in the least.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 11, 2014, 03:22:37 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on December 10, 2014, 05:17:06 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 10, 2014, 05:00:03 PM

They're down by the stables and Blackwall.
They seem to hang out in the central courtyard area after a certain point in the game.  I think I've seen Ser hanging out near the vendor lady close to the stables.  He's probably trying to work his templar charm on her...
Spoiler for Hiden:
it won't work.

I like how Ser responds to questions about his name.  Don't you have any other name?  No, just Ser.  The writers missed the opportunity to ask him if he wanted to be called Mister Ser, or Sir Ser.

I finally found them, all three reappeared up in a corner of the castle walls in a place I had been multiple times before.  Not sure if that's a bug or what.

Decided to go the Champion route instead of Templar.  The quest said I was still 0/3 on the "Dueling Champions" task but it still let me pick the specialization.  Strange.
165  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS/Multi] Dungeon Quest! on: December 10, 2014, 04:45:41 PM
Thanks for bumping this.  Not sure how I missed it the first time around, but it seems like it has a ton of potential.   thumbsup

EDIT:  Tying skills to specific weapons is a strange choice for such a loot-driven game.  If I spend a bunch of points upgrading one specific hammer skill, then the Ubersword of Infinite Awesomeness happens to drop an hour later, then all my skill upgrades are now worthless because I didn't happen to upgrade that one particular weapon.  Or am I missing something?
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 10, 2014, 03:41:44 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 10, 2014, 01:45:04 PM

They should be standing at the front gate, just as before.

Otherwise, they might be standing near the characters that use their talents.

Also, if you had already turned in a quest, that locks you into using it, so save beforehand.

Weird, my guys seem to have disappeared.  When I originally talked to the three folks that unlock the specialization quests, they were high up on the castle walls (it actually took me a while to figure out how to get to them).  I've since gone back to that same spot, but there's no one there.

I'm supposed to talk with "Ser" to unlock the Templar skill tree, but he's nowhere to be found.  It says I've done everything (collected the broken philters, have the Embrium, collected the writings, etc.) but setting the "Way of the Templar" quest as active doesn't give me any quest marker. It just tells me to go talk to that guy, and I can't find him anywhere. 

So confused.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 10, 2014, 01:11:06 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 10, 2014, 07:38:21 AM

For example, using the search now highlights things for much longer, and it will put little blips on your radar in the lower left UI. Useful for people tired of playing the yellow outline hunt while searching for stuff.

This was an awesome, and much needed, fix.  SO much easier to find stuff now.

I'm having trouble finding the guys who unlock the specialization classes.  I talked with all three of them at Skyhold hours ago, and received the laundry list of things I had to do.  I've got two of them completed now, but can't for the life of me find where I go to unlock them.  Highlighting the quest in the journal doesn't give me a map marker anywhere, even though all the quest items are completed.   icon_confused  I'm level 18 now, and feel like I'm missing out on an entire part of the game because I haven't unlocked these skills yet. 
168  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: December 09, 2014, 09:44:05 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 09, 2014, 06:08:26 PM

Finally! One game I have thought would be great on ios forever!

Heroes of Might and Magic III coming in January of 2015!

Quote
The most popular Heroes® title of all time is back in HD! Fifteen years later, rediscover the epic tale of Queen Catherine Ironfist, as she re-embarks on her critically acclaimed quest to unite her ravaged homeland and re-conquer the kingdom of Erathia. Heroes® of Might & Magic® III is a turn-based strategy game, originally released in February 1999.

Quote
Key Features
A new HD experience: re-live the Heroes® III in HD, a true craftsmanship which offers players updated graphics, with wide screen compatibility.
Enjoy the critically acclaimed Heroes® III gameplay, with 7 exciting campaign scenarios, around 50 skirmish maps, a local multiplayer mode and a map editor.
A new online multiplayer lobby tailored for PC: Now Steamworks compatible, the PC version of Heroes® III offers an online multiplayer lobby, where you can share your experience with the Heroes® III community.
Play Heroes® III on tablets anywhere: Heroes® III now features iOS and Android tablet versions, upgraded with intuitive touch controls to enjoy this passionate game experience anywhere… anytime.
Quote

While I love this news (HOMM3 is one of my top 5 all-time games), the lack of mention of a random map generator kinda sucks.

I'm sure I'll be there day one regardless.

EDIT:  Just read over at TA that this HD remake is for the base game only because all the source code for the expansions has been lost.  frown  Explains the lack of a RMG, as that was introduced in the first expansion pack.
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculator on: December 09, 2014, 07:01:44 PM
Phone app for me
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 09, 2014, 01:34:28 PM
lol, someone apparently owes me a XB1.  Tongue
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 09, 2014, 02:39:18 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising 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

Bookmarked.   nod

For the record, price isn't a factor at all.  I could afford one today no problem if I felt there was a reason to have it.  Unfortunately, there just...isn't.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 08, 2014, 09:37:20 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 08, 2014, 08:00:10 PM

I think the largest value proposition for the Xbox 360 was the fact that most people were doing their online gaming on it rather than the PS3. That began to change towards the end of the console cycle as Sony improved PSN, and it's certainly not the case this generation.

The XB1 and PS4 are at hardware parity, despite a few hardly discernible advantages in the PS4 versions of some games, so it really comes down to exclusives and what platform your friends own. In addition to Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5, and Quantum Break, as mentioned before, there is also Tomb Raider, Below, Massive Chalice, and likely others to consider.

Tomb Raider is just a timed exclusive, right?  I can be patient.  I find that as I get older and busier with kids/career/etc., there's much less of a rush to be first with the latest and greatest.  I actually had to look up what the other exclusives are, as I hadn't heard of them before...that's how out of the loop I am with the XB1.   icon_redface

The only reason I kept the 360 as long as I did was the off chance that I would get into Rock Band again.  Realized that between Rocksmith on PC and my new(ish) electronic drum kit, there really isn't any need to bang on pretend plastic instruments anymore.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/8) on: December 08, 2014, 04:43:08 PM
I'll eventually get the Lara Croft game, as I quite enjoyed the last one.  Probably not this week though, got enough on my plate trying to finish up Dragon Age.

Quote from: Dante Rising 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.

Meh.  I've tried it a couple times and I still can't see what all the fuss is about.  Maybe it's because I don't have the rose colored glasses from playing it back in the day.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The end of a gaming era on: December 07, 2014, 03:53:49 PM

Quote from: Ridah on December 07, 2014, 09:56:47 AM

You don't think you'll buy an Xbox One at any point in the next 6-7 years?

My gaming scope has narrowed over the years as my gaming time has decreased.  As a result, 99.9% of the console exclusives are games that I have zero interest in.  Whatever the next big MP shooter on XB1 will be, I can say with confidence that it won't move my needle much.  smile

I suppose that a surprise announcement that the next Final Fantasy game is XBone only might make me reconsider, but I'd say the chances of that are pretty dang slim.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Squenix, the ultimate troll on: December 07, 2014, 04:44:52 AM
More bush league bullshit from Squeenix.  I hate the company's business practices with nearly as much passion as I have for their games.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The end of a gaming era on: December 07, 2014, 04:43:35 AM
I just formatted the HD and unhooked my Xbox 360 in preparation for donating it to a Sub-for-Santa family through work.  Realized that this is the first time in 12 years that there has not been an Xbox of some sort in the Gratch household.  Given my recent purchase of a PS4, combined with the lack of a single exclusive that interests me on the XB1, I'm guessing that this is the end of the Xbox era for me. 

Pouring out a 40 for my dead Xbox homie...so many awesome gaming memories over the years.
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TV Viewing and Spending Thresholds Discussion on: December 06, 2014, 01:47:40 AM
The only thing I watch on TV, ever, is sports.  Mainly college football, but some NFL and playoff hockey as well.  Any other programming I either catch on Netflix or through iTunes season passes.  If it's not available through either of those options, I simply don't watch it.  Get all my news online.  The movie channels like HBO or Showtime don't interest me at all.  I'm perfectly content to be a season behind and just watch Game of Thrones when it comes out on iTunes.  smile. Little B 5.8 likes the kids shows on Disney and Nick Jr, but she's not terribly picky and would watch anything as long as it's animated.

If there was a "sports only" package from any provider, I would buy it in a heartbeat.  I'd like to switch to DirectTV to get NFL Sunday Ticket, but since they don't have the Pac12 Network (my main sports interest is Utah football), that's not an option.

I'm mostly low-tech.  I have a decent 52" TV that's about 3 years old, but I couldn't begin to tell you what resolution it is.  I haven't changed out my old cable box/DVR in a long time.  I know Comcast has the fancy new DVR, but I'm pretty sure 99% of its functionality would be lost on me.  As long as I can record a game here and there, that's about all I need. 
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 30, 2014, 12:03:48 AM

Quote from: siege on November 29, 2014, 05:34:32 PM

Around 18 hours in I'm ready to give it the nod for the best I've played this year, if not in a few years.

Same here.  DAI really is a fantastic game, and is going to be my GOTY unless the ending completely falls off a cliff.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 29, 2014, 03:25:21 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 29, 2014, 11:33:41 AM

Quote from: Gratch on November 29, 2014, 02:42:39 AM

Best part of the Hinterlands is revisiting with a level 15 party and wiping the floor with everything that was kicking your ass at the start of the game.   icon_twisted

So Blackwall just...left.  No idea why, as I hadn't received any messages that he "greatly disapproved" with anything I'd done.  There was an indicator to go talk with him last time I got back to Skyhold, which I did.  Told him I was glad he was part of the Inquisition, and he agreed.  Went back to the throne room and started equipping my characters with some new gear, and he was simply gone.  Jumped to a new area, and there's a big X through his card and he's not a selectable character anymore.  He wasn't a huge loss party-wise, as I didn't use him very often.  However, it sure would have been nice to have at least some gorram indication that was going to happen.   icon_evil

Thankfully, I picked up someone that more than made up for it...
Spoiler for Hiden:
Morrigan

I swear, I'd pay good money simply to hear Claudia Black read the phone book.   drool

I also had the bug where the dialog wheel stops showing up, which required two PS4 reboots.  I've found that anytime my subtitles disappear, it's a pretty good indicator that the game is going to either crash back to the dashboard or bug out with the dialog wheel pretty soon.

you didn't check the stable where he liked to stay?  there's a clue there

Thought i did, but apparently I need to look closer.  smile
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 29, 2014, 02:42:39 AM
Best part of the Hinterlands is revisiting with a level 15 party and wiping the floor with everything that was kicking your ass at the start of the game.   icon_twisted

So Blackwall just...left.  No idea why, as I hadn't received any messages that he "greatly disapproved" with anything I'd done.  There was an indicator to go talk with him last time I got back to Skyhold, which I did.  Told him I was glad he was part of the Inquisition, and he agreed.  Went back to the throne room and started equipping my characters with some new gear, and he was simply gone.  Jumped to a new area, and there's a big X through his card and he's not a selectable character anymore.  He wasn't a huge loss party-wise, as I didn't use him very often.  However, it sure would have been nice to have at least some gorram indication that was going to happen.   icon_evil

Thankfully, I picked up someone that more than made up for it...
Spoiler for Hiden:
Morrigan

I swear, I'd pay good money simply to hear Claudia Black read the phone book.   drool

I also had the bug where the dialog wheel stops showing up, which required two PS4 reboots.  I've found that anytime my subtitles disappear, it's a pretty good indicator that the game is going to either crash back to the dashboard or bug out with the dialog wheel pretty soon.
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 06:14:38 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 28, 2014, 05:54:40 PM

Three words: Soccer ball droid.  icon_neutral

Yeah, that seemed overly silly.  I also did a  Roll Eyes at the light saber hilt.

Other than those two minor gripes, I thought that was pretty cool.  Cautiously optimistic...we've been burned by cool Star Wars trailers before.
182  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What to get for 3DS on: November 28, 2014, 05:31:56 PM
If you're a fan of Final fantasy, I'd highly recommend the new Theatrhythm Curtain Call game.  It's an absolutely wonderful nostalgia trip wrapped in a solid and fun rhythm game.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 28, 2014, 06:58:34 AM
Pro tip:  Spend enough Inquisition perks to unlock the "Deft Hands, Fine Tools" early on.  I have around half a dozen quests in different areas that I can't access until I get that perk.  And since I haven't spent any points in that category so far (that particular perk doesn't unlock until you spend at least 4), it's going to be a minimum of 5 more Inquisition levels until I'll be able to even start any those quests.  In my nearly 40 hours, I'm only at Inquisition level 8, so it's going to be a long, long time until I can even get a chance to finish those quests.  frown

Finished my first romance questline (Josephine...rawr).  It was extremely well done, with a great story and a fantastic ending.  I also just finished a hilarious cutscene that centered around a card game.  While it didn't move the plot forward per se, it was such a wonderful example of storytelling...showing how these characters can actually drop their guard and have some fun.  Brought a big ol' smile to my face.  Now it's back to killing stuff.  
184  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: November 28, 2014, 03:09:33 AM
Grabbed Shadow Warrior for $4.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 27, 2014, 05:24:30 PM
OO not loading for anyone else this morning?  I keep getting timeout errors.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/25) on: November 26, 2014, 10:07:35 PM
GT's excellent review of Rollers of the Realm moved it from a "someday" to a "right now" purchase.  I also picked up Goat Simulator, because the new fantasy MMO-themed add on looked so utterly ridiculous and over-the-top that I just had to check it out.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 26, 2014, 07:23:16 PM

Quote from: rittchard on November 26, 2014, 06:23:53 PM

Funny after my previous post, I continued on the next evening and was treated to even more overwhelming epic-ness and plot advancement.  I felt that same rush I had at the *conclusion* sequences of Origins.  

Just curious, was this during a specific mission or quest?  I also ran though an incredibly epic one last night
Spoiler for Hiden:
fighting the Nightmare in the Fade
.  Wondering if we're in roughly the same spot.
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jurassic World on: November 25, 2014, 09:33:43 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 25, 2014, 06:17:24 PM


That just looks stupid.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 25, 2014, 12:44:29 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 24, 2014, 04:16:50 PM

Has anyone run into the cut scene conversations pausing?  I've run into the particular issue twice on the XB1 admittedly after some rather long play time.

A few times.  Interestingly (maybe its just a coincidence), it only seems to happen during conversations with (seriously, major spoiler)
Spoiler for Hiden:
Hawke
.  Will keep an eye on it and see if that's consistent or not.

Not knowing what the rewards are from the War Room missions drives me nuts.  Sent one of my emissaries on a mission that took over 19 hours to complete (the longest I'd seen previously was 4 hours).  I was all excited when she returned, thinking that the reward just had to be something significant since the mission was so long, right?  I got 100 influence (I currently need 6,000 to hit the next level) and a Qunari-specific helm that was significantly worse than the one I already had equipped.   Roll Eyes
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 24, 2014, 05:11:34 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 24, 2014, 04:51:56 PM


That is just...epic.
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 24, 2014, 03:21:46 PM

Quote from: Scraper on November 24, 2014, 03:16:25 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 24, 2014, 02:46:19 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 24, 2014, 02:36:21 PM

Question #2 is addressed here.

Sort of. I've been to the blacksmith, but Bianca isn't listed as an option at either the "Craft Weapons" or "Modify Weapons" station.  There's no dialog option that seems to upgrade it either. 

I'm sure I'm just missing something obvious here...

Did you switch to Verric's character in the blacksmith screen? I upgraded Bianca at the blacksmith but I'm pretty sure you have to press down or up on the D-pad to cycle your characters. Otherwise all you get in the upgrade screen is the unequipped items and the items your currently selected character is wearing.

Thanks, that actually explains alot.  I hadn't been switching characters, and couldn't figure out for the life of me why a bunch of my weapons and armor weren't showing up in the upgrade screen.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 24, 2014, 02:46:19 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 24, 2014, 02:36:21 PM

Question #2 is addressed here.

Sort of. I've been to the blacksmith, but Bianca isn't listed as an option at either the "Craft Weapons" or "Modify Weapons" station.  There's no dialog option that seems to upgrade it either. 

I'm sure I'm just missing something obvious here...
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/25) on: November 24, 2014, 02:33:58 PM
Nothing.  Dragon Age is going to keep me plenty busy for the foreseeable future.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 24, 2014, 02:32:06 PM
Three quick questions:

1.  I keep seeing messages about party members approving or disapproving of my actions.  Is there some sort of relationship meter like in previous Bioware games where you can see where you stand with each member?
2.  How the crap do you upgrade Bianca (Varric's crossbow)?  I crafted a bunch of mods for it, but it doesn't show up anywhere when I go to the "Modify Weapons" station.   icon_confused
3.  Is there any way to see what the rewards will be for quests in the War Room?  If I'm going to have someone spend 19 hours doing a quest, it would be nice to know what I'm getting from it.

The Western Approach (?, the desert area) is a little frustrating.  The highlight outline for loot is the exact same color as the sand, so it's nearly impossible to see where things are.  I keep hearing the "ding" when I search, but can't find where things are for the life of me.  Wish there was an option to change that somehow.  I've also started having my first real bugs in this area, with the dialog wheel often taking anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes to show up during conversations.  Also had it crash back to the PS4 dashboard three times now.  frown
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 23, 2014, 08:45:36 PM
The sheer amount of detail packed into this game is absolutely astounding.  I just had a 15-minute, fully voiced side conversation with Dorian that went into a ridiculous amount of detail about Tevinter politics, social/caste structure, leadership, and religious beliefs.  This wasn't part of a quest or the main story, mind you, it was just a random discussion that just kept opening all these fascinating options and dialog choices.  This wasn't a one-time thing either...this sort of detailed conversation happens on a very regular basis.  I'm not sure I've seen a game world as fully fleshed out as DAI is, and that includes the Elder Scrolls games.

I have managed to stumble into a few areas that absolutely kick my ass (i.e. one-shot my entire party), without any indication that might happen.  Part of me thinks that's refreshing, and part of me finds that annoying.  Especially when these uber-powerful enemies look exactly the same as the mobs I just mopped the floor with 50 yards down the road.

The only glaring issue I have right now is that I hate, hate, hate how the mounts handle.  I'll gladly just run from place to place - even if it takes significantly longer - just because the mounts are so awful.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 23, 2014, 03:20:13 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on November 23, 2014, 02:42:38 PM

Stumbled across this Public Service Announcement: If You're Playing Dragon Age, Leave The Hinterlands.  icon_biggrin

Came to post exactly this.  The game really didn't hit its stride for me until I left the Hinterlands, started exploring other areas, doing the War Council quests, etc.  Once I did, things got really fantastic.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 20, 2014, 06:57:34 PM
Is there any indication as to quest rewards (XP, items, power, etc.)?  Part of my problem is that I keep completing all these quests that seem to just have random benefits.  I have no way to prioritize the order that I'm going to complete these 3,205 quests because none of them give me any clue as to what I get out of it.  Feels like I'm just randomly doing whatever happens to be closest instead of progressing with any sort of plan.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you use your tablet on: November 20, 2014, 05:24:38 PM
The iPad is a lifesaver on all my long cross-country flights.  I've caught up with a ton of the movies I missed over the last 4-5 years.  Outside of that, I mostly just use it for web surfing and e-mails.  I used to do a ton of gaming on it, but there hasn't been much lately that piques my interest.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's Almost Thanksgiving (USA! USA!), What's your GOTY? on: November 20, 2014, 04:38:40 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 20, 2014, 11:18:27 AM

For example, Bravely Default came out back in February.  It would be easy to forget now, in a season packed with blockbusters like GTA V and Dragon Age: Inquisition, that it was one of the best JRPGs I've ever played.  It's certainly my sleeper hit of the year, a strong contender for my personal GOTY, and bi-annual threads like this help keep it in mind.

Thanks for the reminder.  Bravely Default will probably go down as my disappointment of the year.  Such a fantastic game with a ton of promise for the first half...and such a lazy, piss-poor, drive-the-smoking-wreck-over-the-cliff second half.  Hugely disappointing.

The sheer amount of new content they released for FF XIV through the multiple patches this year give it my GOTY nod, even though it's not technically a 2014 game.  Well, that and the hundreds (and hundreds and hundreds) of hours I spent with it.  smile  A close second would surprisingly be Infamous Second Son, with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call in third.  DAI might slide in there as well, remains to be seen.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 20, 2014, 06:26:26 AM

Quote from: naednek on November 20, 2014, 03:10:20 AM

Gratch likes a game?  TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF THAT POST! Tongue

 icon_lol

When the game gets into story mode, I really like it.  Bioware has never steered me wrong in that department.

I'm not nearly as fond of the "get a new quest every 3 steps" dynamic that the open world brings though.  It's the main reason why open world games don't generally click with me...jury is still out on this one.
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 303
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.917 seconds with 20 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.263s, 1q)