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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 20, 2014, 04:32:56 AM
Bayonetta 2

Civilization: Beyond Earth eventually.
2  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [ios] Banner Saga out now on: October 16, 2014, 04:18:41 PM

Quote from: msteelers on October 16, 2014, 01:39:53 PM

I might finish it this weekend depending on how long the game is.
About 8 hours on normal difficulty.  The atmosphere gets pretty oppressive by the end, which is impressive from a 2D strategy game.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 on: October 15, 2014, 04:18:34 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 14, 2014, 07:04:39 PM

I'm with you guys, I'm not really good at these sorts of games but all the glowing reviews sort of tempt me.  I tried the first Bayonetta when it had a demo on the 360, but I gave up quickly due to absurd "sexiness" and quick event gameplay.

I'd love to see a review of this game from the perspective of somebody who hates anime and isn't particularly great at combo-filled games like DMC and see if they still give it crazy props.   nod
I hate most anime and I donít play straight action games much.  I still had a ton of fun with the demo last night.  The sexuality is definitely there but itís so over the top it might as well be parody.  Actually the whole thing is.  The demo, which looks like the prologue of the game, has you fighting a skyscraper sized demon while riding on top of a jet, as other jets are blowing stuff up all around you.  Unless you really care about high scores you donít need to worry about not being good at combos either.  If you ďdieĒ you are given the option to full heal but with your score revoked. 
4  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [ios] Banner Saga out now on: October 14, 2014, 08:17:35 PM

Quote from: msteelers on October 13, 2014, 12:36:38 PM

I played this a lot over the weekend. It's starts out slowly with a lot of story elements. I almost couldn't make it through, because I found it difficult to keep all the characters in check and know what was going on. But once you break through the gameplay becomes pretty fun and enjoyable.
Did they ever add character names above the dialogue of who was speaking?  I played the PC version when it first came out.  I found the giants really hard to keep track of because of how similar they looked and their unfamiliar sounding names.  Once you get to the human characters itís not a problem but the early section could have been made a lot better with a slight change in interface/art direction.

I still greatly enjoyed the game though.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [KS] Human Resources: New game from Planetary Annihilation devs on: October 14, 2014, 07:18:20 PM
Planetary Annihilation was not received overly well by the community that backed it so Iím not surprised that they havenít been overwhelmed with support.  The fact that they ae asking for more money when they already have the engine built this time around probably doesnít help either.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: October 13, 2014, 09:55:14 PM
Big patch just hit which sounds like it fixes a lot of problems in the late game as well as the enemy movement problem.
Quote
Highlights

- Large amount of memory optimizations, particularly with audio, to improve performance and stability on lower-spec systems and 32-bit operating systems.
- Fixed enemy ďunlimited APĒ movement bug that allowed them to sometimes move much farther than intended.
- Extensive improvements and fixes to California questlines, particularly in Hollywood and Griffith Park. May require you to load an older save file before Hollywood to fully benefit.
- Added a travel speed toggle to the world map, allowing you to zip and zoom around if you so please (doesnít affect encounters, only travel speed).
- Added a new UI when CNPCs are recruited. This lets you more easily compare their stats and choose to dismiss one when a new one offers to join.
- Custom portraits will now work correctly when Windows account username contains non-English characters.
- Added support for ďVery LargeĒ text.
- Added 50 messages to load screens containing gameplay hints and tips.
- Loading now continues when the game is tabbed out, and pauses after finishing.
- Further UI fixes and improvements, such as new and correctly used icons.
- Many localization updates and bug fixes across all languages.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Lego City Undercover on: October 13, 2014, 03:41:34 PM
Itís been a while since I played but I think there were two types of costumes.  One type was purely cosmetic whereas the other gave you abilities that let you interact with the environment and reach new areas.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 on: October 06, 2014, 03:31:09 PM
Thatís fair, but is this REALLY the only game that interests you on the system?  The WiiU actually has a pretty good exclusives lineup now, at least better than the XBONE and PS4 currently has.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: October 03, 2014, 08:47:16 PM
Donít get too attached to your party members.  They have Game of Thrones syndrome.

Party members will live or die based on your decisions in and out of combat.

Party members who wonít die.
Spoiler for Hiden:
I believe there are only 4 characters that CANíT die over the course of the game.  Rook and Alette will be with you for the entire game.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: October 03, 2014, 07:51:59 PM
One of the most frequent complaints Iíve seen is that the save points are really spread out.  Iím waiting to see if PC patches/moders can add in the option to save anywhere or at least put in some additional check points.  You can argue that checkpoints add to tense atmosphere of the game all you want but I donít have the time to deal with that silly nonsense.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Console sales chart by generation on: October 01, 2014, 07:32:43 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 01, 2014, 05:26:02 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 01, 2014, 12:48:09 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 01, 2014, 05:59:55 AM

Quote from: Teggy on October 01, 2014, 04:07:42 AM

The Wii U looks to be one the biggest flops of all time.

Keep in mind that this data was from May 2013, after about 6 months of it being on the market.

Hey man, don't mess with my narrative.

I'm just the bar hasn't moved much since then.

I believe the current numbers are roughly:
10 Million PS4
7 Million WiiU
5 Million Xbone
12  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 30, 2014, 03:53:20 PM
Well, I did manage to play my first game of Space Hulk this weekend.  Neither of us had ever played before so there was quite a bit of rule checking but it still managed to be quite fun.  Iím not sure if itís $130 worth of fun but the individual components are the best Iíve ever seen in a board game so I really canít complain too much.

I give it a moderate recommendation for the people who want to pick it up in 5 years when the next reprinting occurs.  icon_biggrin
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 29, 2014, 04:21:08 AM
So an interesting thing I just discovered.  There are occasionally additional chat options you can use that are not given to you as options.  If you click above the chat dialogue options you can type in keywords.

I just used this system to complete a quest in what I assume was the optimal path.  Any other option would have likely resulted in bloodshed between two groups.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 26, 2014, 04:03:19 AM
See a turtle, pick it up.  nod
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 25, 2014, 07:21:13 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 25, 2014, 04:41:56 PM

Getting back to the game.  icon_smile I like that I can ask you guys stuff and my question won't move to page 17 in 5 hours as happens on the Steam forums.  icon_smile

Couple questions:

Companion question (mild spoiler, so in spoiler codes):
Spoiler for Hiden:
-Rose, the medic-trained companion, is labeled "Grenadier." While she has the full maximum of intelligence points, I don't really see anything that cries out "I'm good at tossing TNT, pipe bombs, hand grenades."

So my question is, what exactly about Rose is supposed to make her a "Grenadier"?
Don't think this is really a spoiler.  Grenadier is just a rank.  Your other characters will have that rank at level 8.  Full list of ranks.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 24, 2014, 08:26:58 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 24, 2014, 07:14:02 PM

Looking at the current Metacritic rating, Wasteland 2 currently sits on 79.
Joystiq in particular should be ashamed of themselves. It's no wonder they're getting slammed for their 3/5 (ie. 60%) review score for the game.
I think the real problem there is that Metacritic considers a 3/5 the same as a 60%.  With a 5 point system, even a 4 star review drops the game to an 80% review ceiling.  That means if anyone doesnít like the game, you are pretty much guaranteed that the reviews hover below 80%.

Metacritic would be a much more valuable tool if they didnít count the top and bottom 10% of reviews, instead it does more harm to the industry than good.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 24, 2014, 03:51:50 PM
You can aim the cone.  Itís still dangerous if you are surrounded by friendlies but it means if there is only one or two you can generally adjust the cone to not hit allies.

I donít think you can upgrade her gun.  I tried adding an attachment and it said it couldnít be applied.

Iíve found that if the enemy starts a long ways away from you, the best thing to do is first, tell everyone to crouch to increase accuracy, and then instead of moving into range with them, turn on ambush.  Iím not sure if ambush actually adds any bonuses, but whenever I use it, it almost always guarantees the reaction shot will hit and usually for far higher damage than my normal shots do.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 23, 2014, 11:15:58 PM
Spoiler about pushing buttons that you should know better than pushing. (Does contain story spoilers if you donít want to know anything)

Oops  eek
Spoiler for Hiden:
19  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 23, 2014, 06:56:00 PM
Well, for the first time ever, Smart Post did not completely suck and my packaged arrived ahead of time. 

The quality of the components is really impressive, and frankly, a little daunting.  Iíve been painting the miniatures for some of my other games and have been very happy with the results but the difference in quality is really night and day.

One last thing, check the bottom of your shipping box before you throw it away.  Mine had a poster print of the box cover, ready for framing/hanging.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 23, 2014, 04:58:21 PM
One thing to take advantage of with shotguns is that if you hold Ctrl before you take your shot you can adjust the cone of fire.  Also, in true Fallout fashion, when using a burst weapon, aim for the enemy in back of your target and you are almost guaranteed to hit the one in front.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 22, 2014, 11:39:39 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 22, 2014, 04:33:39 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 22, 2014, 03:58:41 PM

Thanks; that might be the issue.  I thought I talked to everyone in that room but I may have missed him since there are a lot of generic NPCís in the room.
Yeah, let me know...
Spoiler for Hiden:
what medical services he offers? I mean, if we can go back to Ag Center Pool and get free healing, it would be worth re-visiting there now and then I think.  icon_smile If he's just medical items vendor, maybe not.
He wont talk to me.  Just stands there sobbing.   icon_confused
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 22, 2014, 03:58:41 PM
Thanks; that might be the issue.  I thought I talked to everyone in that room but I may have missed him since there are a lot of generic NPCís in the room.
23  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 22, 2014, 02:30:29 PM
Just found out the package is shipping ďsmart postĒ for the rest of the trip.   mad

For those that donít know, this means they replace the good turtle with one that is really dumb, get it horribly drunk, then hit it in the head with a shovel a few times for good measure.  After which they strap it to a catapult and launch it in your general vicinity.  Results vary.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/22) on: September 22, 2014, 02:22:45 PM
I have Defense Grid 2 already and I will pick up Gauntlet if my friends want to play it.

Hyrule Warriors is also a possibility but since Iím really into Wasteland right now I may wait for a sale.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 22, 2014, 02:09:13 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 22, 2014, 01:26:28 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 22, 2014, 04:27:48 AM

AG center location question
Spoiler for Hiden:
Iíve completed all the quests in the area but I canít seem to find the clinic.  The doctor said he would be able to heal me there after I rescued him.  Can anyone tell me where he is in the base?
Spoiler for Hiden:
If you mean the female doctor who gives you the serum cure to put in the reservoir (curing the squad's infection), she and the guy in the wheel chair are in the EAST wing off the main complex (east from the initial entrance.

I think 1st or 2nd door on the right.

I do wish we could manually mark areas on the local map once we discover them.
 

Spoiler for Hiden:
Looking for the guy who is supposed to heal you (damage) for free actually.  You rescue him from the cage in the big field.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 22, 2014, 04:27:48 AM
AG center location question
Spoiler for Hiden:
Iíve completed all the quests in the area but I canít seem to find the clinic.  The doctor said he would be able to heal me there after I rescued him.  Can anyone tell me where he is in the base?
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spacebase DF-9 on: September 21, 2014, 05:52:13 PM
I would agree they are not handling it that well.

A month or two ago they should have come forward and said that feature x, y and z are not attainable with the current engine and would require more money and development time than is currently in the budget.  They will instead focus on features A and B, which are more essential to the experience and if funding picks up, they will revisit the other features at a later time.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spacebase DF-9 on: September 21, 2014, 03:53:41 AM
Iím reserving judgment.  Almost all games are forced to cut out features before launch.  Early access just gives people a backdoor look into the process.

 I also think people may have been expecting too much.  Double Fine makes fun games but I would not say they are known for depth in their gameplay.  SpaceBase was never going to be Dwarf Fortress and even expecting Evil Genius levels of complexity might have been pushing it.

All that said, the ďfinalĒ product may still be crap, but I think it should be judged on what it is as opposed to what it could have been.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 20, 2014, 12:14:54 AM
Toaster repair is an important skill, right?
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 19, 2014, 05:38:24 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 19, 2014, 05:31:03 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 19, 2014, 05:18:49 PM

If I recall correctly, Fallout 2 had numerous bugs that would break the game outright on release, so this is just par for the course.  icon_smile

Which is why i never bought another Interplay title. I was so angry when my save no longer worked and they were basically like 'yep, you need to start over.'   *Fist Shaking*
ButÖbutÖFallout 2 was worth it!  Itís the only game Iíve finished multiple times, and each time I managed to find something new.

Wasteland 2 has some mighty big shoes to fill in my mind.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 19, 2014, 05:18:49 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 19, 2014, 02:59:15 PM


So folks who REALLY wanna wait until it's "done" might need to wait for some hotfixes. Though by the time you reach the California content (maybe 20-30 hours), maybe they'll have issued some patches by then.  icon_smile
If I recall correctly, Fallout 2 had numerous bugs that would break the game outright on release, so this is just par for the course.  icon_smile
32  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 19, 2014, 02:49:03 AM

Quote from: TiLT on September 19, 2014, 12:31:45 AM

Mine hasn't been shipped yet, but I'm in no real hurry.
Mine might have shipped faster but you still might get it before me.  I chose the free shipping option and the delivery estimate is the 26th.  Apparently they strapped the box to a turtle and itís walking its way here from Tennessee.
33  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 18, 2014, 04:00:49 AM
Just received my shipping notice.  11.2 pounds.  icon_eek  That's a heavy game!
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hyrule Warriors is out on: September 17, 2014, 04:34:27 PM
Not quite out.  Actual release is next week. 

Iíve never played a Dynasty Warriors game so I expect to pick this up at some point.  Most of the reviews have actually been pretty positive with a couple exceptions that just seem to hate the DW formula.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SteamWorld Heist on: September 16, 2014, 11:52:59 PM
Interesting.  Given the "story" of SWD, I wonder if we will see some human Firefly style reavers.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 16, 2014, 04:07:30 PM
By the way.  Since people might be interested in what has become of MC since it first arrived, I invite you to our server.  This is a Tekkit server and lets you do things you canít in the normal game, like build space ships, nuclear power plants, and take part in interplanetary travel.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 15, 2014, 09:09:24 PM

Quote from: JCC on September 15, 2014, 08:32:23 PM


Completely agree. I never "got" Minecraft at all.
Minecraft is a box of Legos that you get to live in with other people.  It has the added benefit of being nearly impossible to step on a sharp brick at 3AM while walking through your living room.  icon_smile
38  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Smash Bros. 3DS on: September 14, 2014, 02:31:19 AM
The Villager is strangely creepy.  I like it!  His play-style actually suits me pretty well and may replace Olimar as my preferred character.  I had slightly less luck trying to play as Megaman...
39  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 14, 2014, 01:35:51 AM
Actually, it looks like I was wrong.  For anyone who is in the US, make sure to change your location in the top right.  As of 9:30PM you can still buy.  My pre-order is locked in.
40  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 13, 2014, 05:18:45 PM
...and it looks like it's already sold out.
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