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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is rated M on: February 24, 2015, 09:57:06 PM
To be honest, Iím surprised the first two Arkham games werenít rated M.  There was some seriously dark and messed up stuff in those games, especially if you collected all the audio logs.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/24) on: February 23, 2015, 05:35:24 AM
Barring really bad reviewsÖ

Homeworld Remastered Collection
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty

And I already own Republique Remastered.  I took part in the closed beta, which was looking really good as of a couple months ago.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A good, basic FPS? on: February 23, 2015, 05:12:41 AM

Quote from: Turtle on February 23, 2015, 03:50:40 AM

Specifically, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

The others were crap.
Another recommendation for this.  For me, this had the best feeling FPS combat since the original FEAR.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eurogamer drops review scores on: February 17, 2015, 09:01:59 PM
This topic was recently discussed quite a lot on the Co-Optional podcast if anyone is interested.  A bunch of Youtube personalities/critics and a guy who works at GameSpot.

Podcast (Language warning)
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/17) on: February 16, 2015, 04:44:59 PM
Waiting for reviews on Kirby.
126  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Games for kids (6 years old) on: February 14, 2015, 05:37:19 AM
Give Pushmo on the eShop a look.  The later levels will give even you a run for your money but the early levels should be simple enough for her to figure out.
127  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 14, 2015, 05:30:01 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 14, 2015, 05:25:36 AM

I bought FF Theatrhythm via the e-shop for my current 3DS.  So you're saying that if I get a New 3DS,  I can't download Theatrhythm onto the new device then transfer over my save file?

If so, I'm glad I didn't actually end up getting one today, as that's pretty much a deal-breaker.
You can TRANSFER Theatrhythm from the old 3DS with the save file.  It will remove it from the original device.
128  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 14, 2015, 05:14:30 AM
The NEW 3DS uses facial tracking to make the 3D effect better.  Itís possible your camera is dirty or itís losing track of your eyes.  Just be thankful, with the original 3DS you had to hold the thing perfectly still if you wanted to effect to keep working.  Itís the reason most people just switched it off for long gameplay sessions.  I noticed some eye strain when I first got mine but I think itís something you get used to and it will stop being an issue.

Original DS games that had a 3D engine look terrible on the larger screen of the 3DS, you have been warned!

If you plan to get a larger SD, do it now before you download anything of substance.  While you can transfer data, itís more trouble than it should be.  Nintendo is archaic in that games are tied only to the one device, so if you buy something on the eShop, donít expect to download it again on a 2nd device.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: They've rebooted Hitman...the movie on: February 12, 2015, 05:18:53 PM
Man, that person is going to have a terrible score for killing all those people.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eurogamer drops review scores on: February 11, 2015, 07:12:24 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 11, 2015, 06:22:57 PM

We're talking about gaming here, not human rights violations.  It's a hobby.  Something I do for fun when I have some extra time.  Sure it's fun to hang out and talk about it here (which I have continued to do for 15 years because I enjoy the company), but the word "serious" has never even crossed my mind.  I suppose that's my disconnect with this whole thing...everyone seems to be howling that this is some sort of large-scale, damning conspiracy that demands immediate attention, and I just don't see it that way at all.

When companies stop making games which appeal to me (which has already started happening, to a large extent), I'll stop buying games and move on to something else.  

I think that is key.  If you donít have a vested interest in the future of the industry, then itís kind of pointless to argue either way, isnít it?  The idea that you can enjoy something until it goes away and then just move on seems kind of selfish.

The gaming industry has quickly overtaken pretty much every other form of entertainment.  For a lot of us, it is our primary source of entertainment.  I donít care about sports or TV and I rarely go to the movies.  Keeping the level of quality high in the gaming industry is very important to me.    If something is damaging to that, be it the symptom or the disease (which I think Metacritic is) it needs to be looked at and addressed.
131  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 11, 2015, 04:29:56 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 11, 2015, 04:02:02 PM

Lord help me, I'm actually considering picking up a New 3DS.   I can transfer my game data over from my old 3DS system, right?

As you wish. 

Yes you can, but it is a bit tedious.  You need both systems in hand to do a system transfer, which is pretty much an automated process where all your data is moved over to the new system and then deleted from the old. 
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eurogamer drops review scores on: February 11, 2015, 03:59:10 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 11, 2015, 03:36:21 PM

You think that removing Metacritic from the equation means that publishers will cease to use review scores as leverage against developers.  I think that leverage will simply be replaced by something else, and that "something" could potentially be significantly worse for the devs.  We'll just have to agree to disagree on this, I suppose.
Worse than a system that is broken because one reviewer can bomb a game without much effort, simply because their review scale doesn't translate well to a percentage?

Quote from: Dante Rising on February 11, 2015, 06:35:50 AM

And the problem with this is you had/have reviewers like Tom Chick at Quarter to Three giving a game one or two stars, which equates to a 20% or 40% on Metacritic. But if you actually read his reviews he isn't saying the game is broken or without redeeming qualities, just that it was rather mundane and didn't hold his personal interest.

One or two of those and you are probably knocked out of bonus range.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eurogamer drops review scores on: February 10, 2015, 09:07:56 PM
The problem with review scores and Metacritic go deep.  There have been instances of developers not getting bonuses because their game (New Vegas I think?) was a couple points too low on Metacritic.  That case is particularly silly because MC aggregates reviews that should not be considered the same. Four stars =/= to an 80% even if the math suggests it is. Treating it as such puts a lot of good games in a position where a single reviewer who actually hated the game, can destroy its position.  This is amplified if itís a smaller game that doesnít get numerous reviews.
134  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 09, 2015, 05:47:19 PM
That is pretty closeÖ

Considering how bad the Wii version would look blown up to 60 inches on my TV, I think the 3DS wins.
135  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF: Club Nintendo codes on: February 09, 2015, 04:33:38 PM
Assuming you have 600 coins and a WiiU, I highly recommend Wonderful101.  That is probably the best reward they every offered through the program.

Or, if you just have a 3DS, Super Mario 3D Land, also for 600, is a no brainer.
136  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Wii controllers? on: February 09, 2015, 04:30:53 PM
No, but Iím going to recommend that you just go ahead and pick up one of the new Wii Remote Plus controllers.  The Remote Plus controllers have an extra gyroscope in them that makes them much more accurate and are actually required for motion control in most WiiU games and some later original Wii games.

If you ever want to play something like Pikmin 3, it will play MUCH better with the Wii Remote than it does with the game pad.  It basically gives you an onscreen mouse as if you were controlling an RTS.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: February 08, 2015, 05:50:45 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 08, 2015, 04:38:09 AM

While I enjoyed Super Mario 3D World, I pretty much hit my platforming skill limit around World 5.  After losing 15 lives on the gorram trapeze level, I remembered why I never really cared for Mario that much.  smile
If you havenít, try using Peach, it makes the game the game a whole lot easier as you get a little hover move.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X on: February 07, 2015, 05:23:18 AM

Quote from: Teggy on February 07, 2015, 04:56:37 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on February 06, 2015, 07:31:21 PM

Xenoblade Chronicle  New 3DS only  releases April 15th

I want to play this game, but I'm not really sold on buying a new 3ds to play it, especially since there are unlikely to be a lot of New 3ds exclusives. If I have to shell out $60 for it to play on wii u it's still probably going to be the better way to go, especially for the graphics.
I believe the 3DS game is technically just a port of the original Wii game.  So you could play it on that if you really wantedÖ
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: February 02, 2015, 04:35:14 PM
Just a heads up, if you are part of Club Nintendo, this is the last month of rewardsÖever.
Their final list of rewards is awesome.  Pick up Wonderful101 if you donít already have it.  Itís made by the developer of Bayonetta.
Full List with Prices:
Wii U:

[NES] Balloon Fight (200)
[NES] Baseball (200)
[NES] Clu Clu Land (200)
[NES] Donkey Kong 3 (200)
[NES] Donkey Kong Jr. (200)
[NES] Dr. Mario (200)
[NES] Excitebike (200)
[NES] Golf (200)
[NES] Ice Climber (200)
[NES] Ice Hockey (200)
[NES] Kid Icarus (200)
[NES] Mario Bros. (200)
[NES] Metroid (200)
[NES] NES Open Tournament Golf (200)
[NES] Pinball (200)
[NES] Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (200)
[NES] Super Mario Bros. (200)
[NES] Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (200)
[NES] Super Mario Bros. 2 (200)
[NES] Super Mario Bros. 3 (200)
[NES] Tennis (200)
[NES] Volleyball (200)
[NES] Urban Champion (200)
[NES] Warioís Woods (200)
[NES] Wrecking Crew (200)
[NES] Yoshi (200)
[NES] Zelda II: the Adventure of Link (200)
[SNES] Earthbound (250)
[SNES] F-Zero (200)
[SNES] Pilotwings (200)
[SNES] Super Mario World (200)
[SNES] Super Metroid (200)
[SNES] Super Punch-Out!! (200)
[GBA] F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (200)
[GBA] Golden Sun (200)
[GBA] Yoshiís Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (200)
[WiiU] Dr. Luigi (300)
[WiiU] NES Remix (300)
[WiiU] Game & Wario (600)
[WiiU] Wii Fit U (600)
[WiiU] Wii Party U (850)
[WiiU] The Wonderful 101 (600)


[GB] Baseball (150)
[GB] Donkey Kong (150)
[GB] Golf (150)
[GB] Kid Icarus of Myths and Monsters (150)
[GB] Marioís Picross (150)
[GB] Metroid II: Return of Samus (150)
[GB] Radar Mission (150)
[GB] Super Mario Land (150)
[GB] Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (150)
[GB] Tennis (150)
[GBC] The Legend of Zelda: Linkís Awakening (200)
[GBC] Mario Golf (200)
[GBC] Wario Land 2 (200)
[NES] Donkey Kong 3 (200)
[NES] Donkey Kong Jr. (200)
[NES] The Legend of Zelda (200)
[NES] Metroid (200)
[NES] Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (200)
[3DS] 3D Classics: Excitebike (200)
[3DS] 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (200)
[3DS] 3D Classics: TwinBee (150)
[3DS] 3D Classics: Urban Champion (200)
[3DS] 3D Classics: Xevious (150)
[3DS] Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters (200)
[3DS] Brain Age Express: Math (200)
[3DS] Brain Age Express: Sudoku (200)
[3DS] A Kappaís Tale (200) [3DS] Chibi Robo: Photo Finder (250)
[3DS] Crosswords Plus (600)
[3DS] Dillonís Rolling Western (250)
[3DS] Dillonís Rolling Western: The Last Ranger (300)
[3DS] Fluidity: Spin Cycle (300)
[3DS] HarmoKnight (300)
[3DS] Kersploosh (150)
[3DS] Ketzalís Corridors (200)
[3DS] Looksleyís Line Up (200)
[3DS] Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (200)
[3DS] Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (250)
[3DS] Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword (200)
[3DS] Sparkle Snapshots 3D (200)
[3DS] Tokyo Crash Mobs (200)
[3DS] Brain Age: Concentration Training (600)
[3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (600)
[3DS] Kid Icarus: Uprising (700)
[3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (600)
[3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (700)
[3DS] Star Fox 64 3D (700)
[3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (600)
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: February 01, 2015, 04:58:48 PM
As someone with large hands, the default WiiU pad is the most comfortable controller Iíve used in years.  Also, the cashier was either an idiot or thinking of the WiiU Gamecube controllers.
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [teaser trailer] Fantastic 4 on: January 28, 2015, 12:21:04 AM
As someone who doesnít understand the appeal of the Fantastic 4, I thought that generically ok.  That should probably mean that anyone who cares about the Fantastic 4 will hate the trailerÖ
142  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Cthulhu Wars (Board game) [Picture Heavy Warning] on: January 22, 2015, 10:00:33 PM
All the rest of the stuff should be coming in the next shipment, which wonít be till summer.  I'm eager to get the custom dice and expansion since we usually have 5 people here instead of 4 on game nights. Right now it looks like my first game will be tomorrow. 

Having now punched out all the pieces I was actually surprised how few components there are.  My group of friends regularly play things like Eclipse and Caverna, which have hundreds of pieces.  This actually looks like a fairly fast and easy to setup game.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: January 21, 2015, 09:25:40 PM
Well, I ended up with the perfect unkillable combo.  This is made better by the fact that these were not my cards.  I mind controlled the first Kel'Thuzad, then I faceless manipulated it, then I mind-controlled Mal'Ganis.

144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/20) on: January 19, 2015, 05:41:16 AM
Grey Goo comes out this week for PC.  It's an RTS and looks pretty good!  Unless the reviews pan it for some reason, I'm definitely checking it out.
145  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Cthulhu Wars (Board game) [Picture Heavy Warning] on: January 18, 2015, 04:39:24 PM
The last I heard, the expansions are already in production or at least preproduction.  One of the developers said that if everything goes as planned they expect them to ship out to backers around June-July.  The reason they havenít announced that officially is because last time, the manufacturer completely botched the release plan.  I think one of their guys is going to actually BE in China in March, and will confirm the release date then.
146  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Cthulhu Wars (Board game) [Picture Heavy Warning] on: January 17, 2015, 10:28:43 PM
My copy of Cthulhu Wars arrived today.  Since this is a huge and rather special release I figured I would document the unboxing.  I backed at a rather high level so I will also have the expansions coming later in the year if anyone is interested in seeing those as well.

The corner is a little damaged but I don’t care about that.  Look at those puny peasant games in the background.

Space Hulk for Size comparison

So what is in the box? 

A lot!  Most of it seems really high quality, but what is really impressive is that Kickstarter backers should be receiving higher quality versions of a few of the thinner components later this year for free in addition to a bunch of free plastic models.  On top of that, anyone who was willing to back at higher levels is getting some plastic components to swap out the cardboard with.

Detail on the larger models is pretty great.

They are also HUGE

Cthulhu now leads the Blood Ravens into an era of heresy!
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Xenoblade Chronicles X on: January 14, 2015, 09:18:29 PM

Quote from: rittchard on January 14, 2015, 09:10:31 PM

Isn't there another Wii U exclusive that was supposed to be really good?  Was it Bayonetta 2?
Yep, also, Wonderful 101 from the same developer.  ZombiU is another exclusive that is worth a look.  Itís FPS Dark Souls with zombies and a really good use of the WiiPad.

And donít forget all the first party Nintendo properties...
148  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Trend for mobile sucks monkey nuts on: January 14, 2015, 05:51:51 AM

Quote from: msteelers on January 08, 2015, 01:39:31 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on January 07, 2015, 03:50:59 PM

Other games like, The Banner Saga, were split into episodes to keep cost down, but this has the negative effect of numerous people complaining and writing bad review because they are not getting a full game.

I don't remember The Banner Saga being episodic. I paid once and unlocked the full game. My brother is playing now. I'll check with him and see if it has changed.
You are right actually, I have no idea why I said Banner Saga, I was thinking Valiant Hearts.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Styx: Master of Shadows [PC/PS4/XB1] on: January 13, 2015, 09:08:15 PM

Quote from: Teggy on January 13, 2015, 08:21:13 PM

- (not realistic, but something that makes it more difficult) In later levels the enemies can not only see you, they can smell you.
Could be realistic, you are a goblin after-all.   icon_biggrin
150  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Trend for mobile sucks monkey nuts on: January 07, 2015, 03:50:59 PM
The majority of mobile devs who have tried releasing ďfull pricedĒ titles and then spoken about it, have said it really doesnít compare to the income from freemium releases.  Even the previously mentioned Monument Valley, which released for about $4 revealed just this week that only 5% of installs on Android were actually paid for instead of pirated (40% on iPad).

Other games like, Valiant Hearts, were split into episodes to keep cost down, but this has the negative effect of numerous people complaining and writing bad review because they are not getting a full game.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Space Hulk Ascension (bloody fun turn-based squad combat) on: January 06, 2015, 06:40:32 PM
I picked up the original version for about $5 and still wasnít very impressed with it.  What works and is fun as a tabletop game doesnít work so well when translated directly to PC.  Spacehulk is a tabletop game that is largely luck based (dice rolls) and having the computer do that for you (and then hiding the actual mechanic that is taking place) takes away the excitement and just seems frustrating.

Has the luck element been toned down any with this release?  Or if not, is there at least an option to show a physical representation of dice?  How is multiplayer?  Have they tried to incorporate the story as anything more than just a long text log at the start of missions?

Quote from: Blackjack on January 06, 2015, 05:47:04 PM

I suspect maybe what bogs things down for some is during the biomorph's turn when essentially everything happens simultaneously. It's not (at least doesn't seem to be?) one alien moves, stuff happens; then another alien moves; more stuff happens; a third alien moves, other stuff happens. imho, if the biomorphs did one unit at a time, it would also be easier to see what happens during their turn. The game view doesn't like auto-zoom to an alien unit moving etc. I usually find it best on their turn to pull the camera zoom out as far as possible. It's not as visceral, yet you have a better idea of what's happening.
They are probably trying to still be somewhat faithful to the tabletop.  In that, the Space Marine player doesnít know how many Genestealers are in play until the models can actually see them.  Similarly, the Marine player has to make all his moves within the time limit of a sand timer while the Genestealer can take his time.  The idea being that the Genestealers are super-fast.
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: January 03, 2015, 03:32:47 AM
The star ending wonít make sense unless you found one of the secret islands, so I would recommend at least going back and doing one of them.  They contain the audio time capsules which I like.  The easiest one to get to can be reached byÖ
Spoiler for Hiden:
Grabbing the axe from world 3 and bringing it back to world 1, use it on the wooden barricade in the main hall.
The star ending is a neat concept but Iím not sure itís worth the time commitment unless you want to read ALL the lore.

What happens
Spoiler for Hiden:
Because you mastered all the challenges, your character is immortalized within the program and becomes one of the helpers that are unlocked by solving the island worlds.  Iím pretty sure your Steam name is also engraved on one of the plaques in these rooms in your friendís games.
The sword in the stone is actually just an Easter egg; there are tons of them throughout the game.
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: January 02, 2015, 05:25:53 PM

Quote from: Crawley on January 02, 2015, 03:36:52 AM

Awesome game. Beginning to end.

That last section of the game was just great. And more than happy with the ending I got.

I'll have to go back and get all those gold stars. I ended up getting 9 by the end, which wasn't enough for using them anywhere (need 10). Tried so hard to get a 10th one at the end but couldn't figure out how to get them. Either the gold stars left me stumped, or I kinda figured out what I needed to do but was unable to locate all the pieces. The gold star on top of the Egyptian monument was one I tried figuring out forever. I figured out how to get the beam I needed. And I saw the fan I needed but was unable to figure out how to get in there to get it. And then I also needed one of the crystal staffs for the beam but no clue of where that was located.

In any case I finished at 22hrs. Enjoyed the entire 22 hours. One of the top games I've played in 2014 and I'm sure I'm going to remember this one with fondness in a decade looking back at great game experiences.

Curious, which ending did you get?

The fan component had me puzzled for a while but it’s actually really easy to get. 
Spoiler for Hiden:
In the puzzle room that has 3-4 fans, grab an excess fan and carry it with you when the fans carry you to the back of the puzzle room.  Instead of riding the fan in that room back, disable it and place a box over the top of it. Jump on the box while carrying the fan and you can jump up onto the wall and then jump out.

As for the laser staff, it actually never fully leaves its puzzle room.  You need to stack boxes onto of the vertical fan in the room, jump onto the box before you activate the fan circuit and you will be high enough to jump onto the wall.  Make sure to grab the second staff before you are lifted into the air.  Place the staff on the wall itself and everything should line up.
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: December 29, 2014, 04:40:21 AM

Quote from: Kvothe on December 26, 2014, 06:06:35 AM

I'll definitely be watching Marco Polo, but am trying to figure out if it'd be good for my wife.  She is sensitive to gore, but overly sensitive to sex, is it over the top?
Violence is less gruesome than GoT, nudity is on par or slightly higher.  I cant say I would recommend the show though.  Production values were great but everything else seemed second rate.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: December 29, 2014, 03:48:08 AM
Glad someone else took the plunge and has been enjoying it.  Itís such a great game; it disappointed me that most people seemed to be passing on it.

I feel like finding the stars is the real meat of the game.  Most puzzles can be solved in fairly expected ways but in order to reach many of the stars you have to really think outside the box when it comes to how your tools/abilities work.  There are also some great Easter eggs hidden throughout the game.  This one actually startled me when I found it.

156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: December 27, 2014, 01:09:43 AM
When you place a QR code, anyone on your friends list will be able to see it.  You actually unlock special things you can say in QR codes based on your actions in the game; some are pretty funny. 

I think the holograms are a combination of pre scripted events and other people who are playing the game.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: December 24, 2014, 04:47:57 PM
Finished the game last night.  I feel pretty satisfied with my experience.  The ending, or endings (there are multiple), leave a lot of unanswered questions but in a good way and makes you want to learn more.  A couple of the audio logs near the end actually made me feel pretty sad for the characters, which was unexpected.

I spent 20 hours with the game and I know I still missed a lot of hidden content.  I highly recommend picking up the game. 
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If It's Okay With TiLT, Name Your 2014 Game(s) of the Year! (and other awards) on: December 23, 2014, 05:20:01 AM
Game of the Year
Right now my GOTY is neck and neck between Wasteland 2 and The Talos Principle.  Talos came out of nowhere for me; I didnít even know what it was a month ago.  The comparisons to Portal are unavoidable but it copies the formula superbly and, in some cases, even surpasses it with level design. The story is interesting and opens up a lot of room philosophical discussion. 

Runners up
Divinity: Original Sin: Excellent combat engine and great quest flexibility. Also the best implementation of Co-op in an RPG Iíve ever seen. Story could have been stronger.

Bayonetta 2: Takes a good game and expands upon it in every way. Combat is fun and fluid, story is over the top and hilarious, and level design stays new and interesting. A spectacle that is almost as fun to watch as it is to play.

Biggest Surprises of the Year
Shadow of Mordor: I had zero expectations for this one and it turned into a very fun stealth/action game. Comes close to game of the year contender but could have used some better mission variety and the controls were occasionally clunky.

The Talos Principle: This is made by the developer of Serious Sam. It is one of the smartest games you will ever play. WTF?

Transistor: Bastion was my favorite game of the year it was released and a hard act to follow, unfortunately, Transistor didnít capture the same the spirit that made me love the original.  Donít get me wrong, Transistor is not a bad game, in fact itís pretty good, but it still falls short of its legacy.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [WiiU] Super Smash Bros. on: December 16, 2014, 05:40:15 AM
In case anyone is still struggling to unlock characters.  The easiest way is to choose stock, 1 life, set opponent to easiest.  Either kill them or just jump off the stage.  Every 20 matches or so, win or lose, you unlock a new character.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: December 13, 2014, 06:33:39 PM
Forbidden towers are made for climbing!

I just made it to the second world.  This is definitely a game for people who like exploring.  There is so much hidden lore and backstory but unlocking it is the real challenge of the game.  I think the best moment for me so far was the realization that the individual self-contained ďpuzzle roomsĒ can be manipulated to interact with other rooms for special results.
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