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161  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.
162  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.
163  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.
164  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.
165  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.
166  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.
167  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.
168  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.
169  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...
170  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.
171  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.
172  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
173  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.
174  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.
175  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.
176  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
177  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.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: June 12, 2014, 09:12:19 PM
Iím really surprised Nintendo authorized that.  Pretty funny.
179  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)
180  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.
181  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
182  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?
183  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?
184  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.
185  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.
186  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. 
187  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
188  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.
189  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.
190  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.
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Among the Sleep on: May 31, 2014, 03:35:55 PM
I finished this last night.  I liked it, but it is very short.  Less then 4 hours.  I think itís worth $10 for the experience but I probably wouldnít recommend it at full price unless you really like Amnesia-like games.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: May 30, 2014, 11:33:42 PM
Playing Mario Kart online is a good way to discover how bad you are at the game!
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Among the Sleep on: May 30, 2014, 03:10:18 AM
This is now available on Steam.

Iíve played about an hour of it so far I donít regret backing it on Kickstarter.  Right off the bat the game creates some pretty surreal environments that are fun to explore.   The physics engine helps here and I had quite a lot of fun just climbing around places that I wasnít supposed to go.  One of the first things I did was climb onto the kitchen stove, open the cupboards and throw all the dinner plates onto the floor.  The actual gameplay mechanics (as in stuff other than just walking around) seem pretty limited so far but I think the atmosphere more than makes up for it.

Anyone else back it or pick it up today?
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/360/PS3/PS4/PC]The Evil Within on: May 28, 2014, 02:56:45 PM
What if you are scared of being startled?

I really hate jump scares.  It made it really hard for me to play through Dead Space 2 whereas I had no problem with Amnesia at all.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/360/PS3/PS4/PC]The Evil Within on: May 27, 2014, 04:31:58 PM
Iím curious what the distinction is for people between startled, freighted and scared.  I see this sort of comment a lot but it doesnít make much sense to me as I consider them all the same.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: May 27, 2014, 03:21:02 PM
Yep, while the video isnít great, itís the voiceover that kills it.  I hope they can recut it before the final release.  Even though itís not Fallout, that is what itís going to be compared to and right now that opening falls pretty flat compared to any of the Fallout openers.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/26) on: May 26, 2014, 04:32:37 AM
Among the Sleep (Kickstarted)

Mario Kart 8
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Ė Bastion) on: May 25, 2014, 06:30:26 PM
Most of the trials are puzzles.  If you are having trouble with them itís probably because you donít realize something specific about the combo of skills they are giving you.  Iím not sure which one it was but one of the early tests gives you a skill that does more damage the further you are away from a target.  I had never encountered that skill before and couldnít fathom how to complete the trial.  Once I realized how it worked though, it was super easy.

Iím terrible with the names of the functions but my favorite combo was the bounce shot augmented with the corruption and the starting ability.  It meant that my shots bounced to all targets, caused them to slowly decay and also stun locked them.  I combined it with cloak as a passive, which meant every time an enemy died I went invisible.  Most fights I could fire off a few shots and then just run away.  Not the most honorable tactic but really effective.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transistor (Super Giant Games Ė Bastion) on: May 25, 2014, 04:28:12 PM
I finished my play through last night.  I enjoyed it but I honestly think I preferred Bastion.  The method of storytelling in Transistor was much more reserved and I never found it as compelling.  Also, there were a couple instances in the late game, where, because of the art style, I had a hard time figuring out where I could and could not walk.  Still a really good game though.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men:Days Of Future Past on: May 25, 2014, 12:43:04 AM
I saw this earlier today as well. I thought it was great, probably the best X-Men movie and one of the better Marvel movies in general.
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