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.
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.
Quote from: Blackjack on September 25, 2014, 04:41:56 PM
Getting back to the game. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. If he's just medical items vendor, maybe not.
Just found out the package is shipping ďsmart postĒ for the rest of the trip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I've spent a grand total of $5 on the game. (Mostly to get Gelbin)
Also, was he a priest? I have a golden mind vision that always gives me a gold version of the enemy cards when I use it. May explain some of them. I am one of the few people who knows what a Gold Coin card looks like.
Rank doesnít mean much when it resets monthly. My Priest deck is about 1/3 golds and I usually only play until my daily challenges run out. Donít forget that you get gold backs for simply leveling up heroes.
Iíve actually made the same observation about it seeming harder to get past the early ranks. I think itís the unfortunate fact that a lot of people will just look up a really strong cheap deck online and use that. Takes a lot of fun of making a deck out of the equation and makes it all about random draw order.