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121  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Have 3DS releases gone into hibernation? on: July 17, 2014, 03:19:02 PM
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.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xenonauts - true spiritual successor to X-Com, indie developed. on: July 17, 2014, 03:15:10 PM
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.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 16, 2014, 02:50:03 PM
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. 
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Carnivale worth watching? on: July 10, 2014, 05:42:56 AM
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.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 09, 2014, 10:09:21 PM
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.
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/07) on: July 07, 2014, 03:56:32 AM
Nothing new but I might start playing The Wolf Among Us.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/30) on: July 04, 2014, 11:52:04 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 04, 2014, 10:30:23 PM

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.  Tongue

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.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: July 03, 2014, 09:26:39 PM
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.
129  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Have 3DS releases gone into hibernation? on: July 03, 2014, 07:53:25 PM
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.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Broken Age (formerly Double Fine Adventure) on: July 03, 2014, 03:57:41 PM

Quote from: Travis on July 03, 2014, 04:54:17 AM

Quote from: TiLT on July 02, 2014, 04:44:28 AM

The problem is that veteran gamers have a very hard (if not impossible) time getting impressed by adventure games after all these years.

That may be true but I liked The Cat Lady and still play old Sierra games that I think would be considered bad like Phantasmagoria and Gabriel Knight 2.
Seems like your problem might be with COMEDY adventure games then.  icon_smile
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Child of Light, a 2D sidescroller/RPG on: July 01, 2014, 04:24:41 PM
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.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valliant Hearts - The Great War on: July 01, 2014, 03:00:35 AM
Finished tonight.  Great second half.  I would say itís a flawed game but a really great experience regardless.  Highly recommended.

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 28, 2014, 12:53:46 AM

Spoiler for Hiden:
I want this game but I have a feeling the dog dies.  I can't handle that shit
pure speculation

If you really want to know.
Spoiler for Hiden:
The dog doesnít die.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/30) on: June 30, 2014, 03:41:03 AM
I backed Divinity: Original Sin.  Canít wait to jump into it, the early build is pretty great.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Broken Age (formerly Double Fine Adventure) on: June 28, 2014, 08:42:39 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 28, 2014, 07:04:26 PM

so, general consensus on this one?  Steam has this for a flash sale at $8.49 today. 
Itís a well-made traditional adventure game.  For what it is, itís very good.  I found it lackluster only because I think Iíve outgrown traditional adventure games.
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pacific Rim 2 Catch All - Because it is coming in 2017! on: June 27, 2014, 03:13:02 PM
I enjoyed the first a lot more than I thought I would.  I donít care much for action movies or for giant monster movies but it was just too fun.  Looking forward to the sequel.
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TMNT Live Action Reboot inc? on: June 27, 2014, 04:05:42 AM

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.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valliant Hearts - The Great War on: June 27, 2014, 01:34:27 AM
Just got through the first major Anna section.  Playing keyboard DDR to cut off a mans arm.   icon_eek

It was actually my favorite section so far.  I wish they hadn't resorted to such a caricature villain though.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valliant Hearts - The Great War on: June 26, 2014, 02:26:43 PM
Iím enjoying this as well.  I thought the tutorial area could have been handled better but once you get to the dog, things pick up immensely.
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TMNT Live Action Reboot inc? on: June 25, 2014, 03:27:03 AM
It is everything I thought it would be...  In its own way I think that makes it glorious...
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: June 23, 2014, 04:38:05 AM
You will have better luck finding matches if you play normal multiplayer instead of the campaign mode.  Most people stop playing campaign as soon as they unlock all the Titans.

The gameplay is the same, just with pregame briefings removed.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/23) on: June 23, 2014, 04:33:07 AM
Unless the reviews are horrible I will be picking up Valiant Hearts: The Great War for the PC.  The Company of Heroes 2 expansion pack also comes out this week which I will probably pick up as well.

Also, anyone who didn't buy it on PC needs to give The Swapper a look.  It is a really great and atmospheric puzzle platformer that doesn't get anywhere near the attention it deserves.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: June 19, 2014, 03:48:17 PM
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
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PS3/360/PC] Battlefield: Hardline on: June 18, 2014, 03:30:44 PM
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.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/16) on: June 16, 2014, 02:25:53 PM
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.
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men:Days Of Future Past on: June 15, 2014, 02:31:37 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 15, 2014, 05:17:58 AM

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.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: June 14, 2014, 01:53:10 AM

Quote from: Fireball on June 13, 2014, 08:31:26 PM

Not found.  icon_cry
147  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [STEAM] Dawn of War 2: Retribution Last Stand on: June 14, 2014, 12:02:20 AM
A bit of a warning for you guys, the last couple waves in Last Stand are nearly impossible if you are not on voice chat with a well-coordinated group.  I would suggest preparing in advance.

Fun though.  Iíve seen the end a couple times with friends.  Itís possible with any combination but itís a whole lot easier with a crowd control Farseer.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: June 12, 2014, 09:12:19 PM
Iím really surprised Nintendo authorized that.  Pretty funny.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: June 12, 2014, 07:30:47 PM
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)
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 11, 2014, 11:43:06 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 11, 2014, 07:15:36 PM

wow, that Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime looks trippy.  2 player co-op in a ship with you having to go to the different control panels to use weapons, change shield positions and engine thrust. 
A shame its only going to have local co-op on PC.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 05:18:02 PM
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

Previously Announced

Bayonetta  2 (comes with Bayonetta 1) WiiU
Yoshi Wooly World WiiU
Hirule Warriors WiiU
Super Smash Bros WiiU
152  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (claimed) on: June 08, 2014, 02:26:43 PM
I have an unused code for Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls.  I would like a $25 Amazon gift card for it.  Anyone interested?
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 07, 2014, 01:45:03 AM
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.  icon_lol

So what time does everyone else usually play?
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Murdered: Soul Suspect on: June 03, 2014, 04:30:26 PM
I was briefly excited for this one after I found out what it was but the early reviews havenít been kind.  I might pick it up on sale at some point but I think Iím giving it a pass on launch.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 02, 2014, 04:09:33 PM

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.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mortal Kombat X on: June 02, 2014, 02:28:49 PM
If that is actual gameplay footage than that is really impressive. 
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/2) on: June 02, 2014, 04:28:17 AM
I just watched a trailer for Murdered: Soul Suspect.  That actually looks really interesting and now Iím eagerly awaiting reviews.  For some reason I had thought it was some kind of JRPGÖ
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 02, 2014, 02:58:51 AM
Just a reminder, donít forget to register Mario Kart 8 on Club Nintendo!  You get to pick from a number of really great free games if you do.  I highly recommend Pikmin 3 if you donít already own it.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 01, 2014, 06:36:48 PM
So what are peopleís account names and when do you play usually?  I know I have a couple of you already but it seems like we have a few new comers since the last batch of WiiU games.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 01, 2014, 05:41:09 PM

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.
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