GR: Shadow Wars deserves more recognition than it got when it first came out. The problem was it released when it was pretty much the only good game on the system and on its own; it wasnít enough to sell the system.
I havenít but one of my friends loves it. If you want the original, mostly unaltered XCom experience, thatís what you will get. Just donít expect a lot of modern conventions or a highly polished visual style. Things are functional, beyond that is sounds like all the focus has been on gameplay.
We encountered what might be my favorite quest solution last night.
The lonely Troll
Spoiler for Hiden:
In the 2nd area you encounter a lonely troll that wonít let you past his bridge. We went around talking to the other trolls but after not finding a solution we basically gave up and headed for the main town. There we encountered a prostitute who said she would entertain the troll for something like $1500 gold. Out of curiosity we paid the sum. When we made it back to the trolls location the woman was there and they appeared to be preforming a play of Little Red Riding Hood. The troll was very happy.
Iím kind of annoyed with the last episode of Carnivale because if they had simply ended the last episode about 5 minutes sooner it would have been a perfectly acceptable conclusion to the series. Instead they had to leave it open ended.
Character classes are really just a suggestion, you can modify almost everything about them. Pretty sure Pet pal is a talent not a skill, so you need to go into that sub menu. They are similar to perks in the Fallout series, if you miss the one you want at start-up just level up a few times and you can choose it later. The icon is a cross inside of a diamond. It's between the fist and heart.
I was ignoring D:OS because I don't have a PC that will run it. Then I saw that it's Mac too. Why isn't there an impressions thread?
Is it good? Haven't seen any reviews yet.
Edit: read Qt3's thread. People seem to like it...sounds like it still has a few patches coming out. I am torn, I have the summer off (unfortunately) but I am broke. Food or new game? Decisions, decisions...
Iíve given up on posting impressions threads because no one ever responds to them.
Itís good, very good in fact. Do you like games like Fallout 1&2 or Baldurís Gate? If so you will probably like Divinity: Original Sin. Even better if you play it in co-op.
Unfortunately, you need to wait till they RELEASE an updated version to play on the pad in off-screen mode. If you launch into Wii mode you can play them on the big screen, although, for some reason I donít understand, to play them in Wii mode you have to use a classic controller.
Kirby Triple Deluxe just came out in May. Professor Layton came out not long before that. There was also Yoshi’s New Island, although that was met with pretty low reviews. It’s slower than it was but June/July is not known for game releases.
Also, Nintendo has FINALLY starting putting more effort towards the WiiU, so that will probably be stealing away attention for a while.
Squids Odyssey comes out today according to Meta Critic, so that should tide you over for another month! In seriousness, it does look kind of interesting.
Defend only protects you for that turn, it basically lowers damage you will take and speeds your next turn up, allowing you to avoid one interrupt and get back into attack stance sooner. The only time you should really use defend is if the enemy gets into their attack zone right before you get yours. Otherwise it is almost always better to attack and try to disrupt their attack.
Later on you will get access to abilities that will prevent you from being disrupted for multiple turns.
Quote from: YellowKing on June 26, 2014, 02:50:07 PM
Keeping that in mind, I think that this looks awesome compared to the original TMNT live-action movies. At least they went a little darker and the turtles look better than guys dressed up in rubber suits. I don't care for the wisecracking dudebro angle, but then again, I've never cared for it in any iteration.
The original Turtles movie (the first one) was actually pretty dark; it was the later sequels where things took a nose dive. I actually remember that a lot of parents complained when the original came out because of how violent it was. The turtles used their (bladed) weapons on humans and Shredder was even crushed in a garbage truck. When you look at the first sequel, the turtles almost stopped using their weapons all together and wellÖ the third one is an abomination.
I still think the suits look pretty good. Left is the original movie, right is the god-awful third movie.
A little bit of movie trivia for you, Jim Hensonís Creature shop created the original suits and animatronics.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Jim Henson's Creature Shop supplied the four central characters as well as Splinter. Brian Henson was chief puppeteer and also served as second unit director, overseeing the fight scenes. Two separate sets of body suits were made. The heavier, more detailed suits were worn by the principal body performers in most scenes, while a lighter set was engineered explicitly for action and stunt scenes. The suits were divided into 15 pieces, and the faces were controlled via motorized cables, located in the shells. This technology, later refined into the Henson Performance Control System, paved the way for such later productions as Dinosaurs, which used many of the same puppeteers and creatives.
The Creature Shop also provided the creatures for the sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. However, they did not work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III or the TV series.
TVii just got an update. I actually like the service quite a bit but have always found the poor battery life to be a serious deterrent from actually using it as a primary controller.
Quicker load times across the service Easier access to your favorite sporting events, now including baseball! Now you can start predicting plays & climbing the leaderboard even faster Enhanced search functionality for all your favorite channels, shows, movies and sports to find out whatís on Increased TV Tag coverage to all shows on the top 70 channels
Iíve been in the beta for a few days. Itís fun if you get paired with a good group but otherwise completely unremarkable. I didnít play a lot of Battlefield 4 but from what I did, this does just feel like a mod for that. I would have preferred if they had toned the scale down considerably and made it less symmetrical. It just seems silly that criminals can jump into armored trucks and helicopters minutes into a match.
Pushmo World is a good bet. Honestly though I'm a little concerned, the Pushmo series of 3DS was one of the few games where I thought the 3D was actually really helpful. The extra depth and made it MUCH easier to tell where blocks were in relation to their surroundings. Hopefully I'm not going to miss that too much on the WiiU.
Caught it tonight. Really any time travel movie at this point I expect the time travel stuff is going to be silly and I just ignore it.
Aside from that these were my questions/problems:
Spoiler for Hiden:
So does this movie essentially wipe away X-Men 1, 2 and 3? We have no idea which of that stuff still happens. It certainly seemed like Jean never had any issues. Magneto is likely still at odds with X, but what of Mystique?
Is Wolverine even Weapon X in this new timeline? Given that Mystique saves him and Xavier knows what Stryker has planned for him, wouldn't they take steps to prevent that?
Is the next movie supposed to take place after the end of this movie or some time in the past?
Spoiler for Hiden:
The movie definitely wiped out X3 (yay!) but I assumed that it mostly left the other two alone. The ending with Mystique was probably just an excuse for them to retell the weapon x storyline in a way that isnít terrible. The next movie will probably have a lot of flashbacks. Apocalypse has been around a while.
I posted this list in the E3 thread but it could go here as well. As far as exclusives go, Nintendo crushed the competition this year. Whether or not you care about those exclusives might be another matter.
Upcoming Exclusive WiiU Games Zelda WiiU Splatoon WiiU Devilís Third WiiU Starfox WiiU Mario Maker WiiU Project Giant Robot WiiU Project Guard WiiU Kirby Canvas Course WiiU Xeno Blade Chronicles X WiiU Captain Toad Treasure Hunt WiiU Mario Party 10 WiiU Mario vs Donkey Kong WiiU Art Academy WiiU
Previously Announced Upcoming Exclusives Bayonetta 2 (comes with Bayonetta 1) WiiU Yoshi Wooly World WiiU Hyrule Warriors WiiU Super Smash Bros WiiU
As for games already on the system, I think the WiiU is a GREAT local co-op/ party console and still has a decent lineup of unique single player games. Just donít expect a lot of 3rd party games.
Games already out worth a look: Pikmin 3 Super Mario 3D World Zombi U (First person zombie survival horror in the vein of Dark Souls. Emphasis on survival, donít expect an action game.) The Wonderful 101 (Made by the guys behind Bayonetta and METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE) Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Zelda Windwaker HD Mario Kart 8 Super Mario WiiU (Best 2D Mario since Super Mario World in my opinion) Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Lego City Undercover (Lego GTA) Rayman Legends (Not technically exclusive anymore but it is the best version of the game)
Nintendo has a lot to be happy about this year. Unfortunately most are a long ways off but the WiiU has good lineup for the future.
Zelda WiiU Splatoon WiiU Devilís Third WiiU Starfox WiiU Mario Maker WiiU Project Giant Robot WiiU Project Guard WiiU Kirby Canvas Course WiiU Xeno Blade Chronicles X WiiU Captain Toad Treasure Hunt WiiU Mario Party 10 WiiU Mario vs Donkey Kong WiiU Art Academy WiiU
Bayonetta 2 (comes with Bayonetta 1) WiiU Yoshi Wooly World WiiU Hirule Warriors WiiU Super Smash Bros WiiU
I've finally become good enough in multiplayer to lead the pack instead of making sure everyone else finishes the race safely! I think my shining moment tonight though is when I knocked a really high skill ranked player from first place all the way into last by bumping him off a cliff right before a jump. The rescue thing put him right back on the track just in front of the jump and dropped him down again.
Quote from: farley2k on June 02, 2014, 01:59:51 PM
Friend me up! I got it, registered, downloaded Pikimin 3 and even played a bit!
What is your account name? I'm Lordnine.
I tried playing some multiplayer around 10pm last night and discovered that is a horrible idea. Early afternoon it matched me against people I actually stood a chance against but that late at night everyone was just insane. I think the best I managed to come in was 5th place and normally I was hanging out at the back of the pack near 10-11.
Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on June 01, 2014, 04:23:29 PM
I've read that it winning is less about using the specials and more about racing skill in this one. True?
It seems like items cause more of a temporary disruption instead of game altering outcomes this time around. While getting hit by an item will allow one person to get an edge on you itís pretty rare that they set you back multiple positions. Also, for the first time ever, you actually get an item that can cancel the Blue shell.