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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/11) on: August 11, 2014, 05:03:07 AM
Iím hopeful for Risen 3.  I loved the first two Gothic games and Risen 1 as well but Risen 2 was quite awful.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: August 10, 2014, 03:48:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 10, 2014, 03:31:24 PM

I've spent about 5 hours in this game and I'm pretty sure it's not for me.

I am very very VERY bored at this point and the first quest is less than interesting as far as I'm concerned. Not really interested in running from building to building and searching every crate and basket for obscure clues about a quest I care very little about.

There's not enough combat and I'm finding the dialogue between party members confusing especially when i make them disagree and we have to do the RPS.

Sooo.  Unless there's a huge uptick in combat (lots of the fights are too hard too at this point) I guess I'm still looking for that game to tide me over until Divinity.

The pacing early on is very deliberate and is there to show you that the game will not lead you around by the nose.  That said, the quests are almost always logical so if you approach them the way you would in real life you usually wonít be far off.

If you need a head start though there are a few people you should talk to:
Spoiler for Hiden:
The victimís wife (she owns the general store Ė try to get in her back basement)
The two people in the healerís house
The mortician
The victims dog (graveyard)(A shovel might be useful here...)

If you just want to fight things head out towards the light house but keep south.  Combat is challenging, combo your magics to survive.  Water + cold = frozen enemies and also makes slippery surfaces.  Water puddles + electricity electrocutes all plus has a chance to stun.  Poison effects + fire = explosions.  
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vessyl on: August 07, 2014, 05:21:53 AM
I wonder if it can detect contaminants?  That could actually be a safety/selling feature for college campuses where parties and roofies are a real problem. 
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: August 06, 2014, 05:19:31 PM
Easiest wing for my priest deck as well.  I managed to pull two shadow word pains on my opening hand against the horsemen and he ran his third into my taunted Watcher.  Managed to kill him by turn 7.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: August 06, 2014, 04:40:06 PM
Those cars look really ugly and out of place next to the bright and cartoony world. 
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: August 04, 2014, 02:50:35 PM

Quote from: Lee on August 04, 2014, 05:11:19 AM

Ragnaros makes a huge difference to my mage deck. Before I had a the 6/7 ogre in there for a big hitter, but so far Ragnaros has been unstoppable in my end game. Winning games I otherwise thought I would have lost.
The great thing about Ragnaros is he is guaranteed to do 8 damage to SOMETHING.  The unfortunate thing is he rarely gets to live past one turn when you are playing at higher levels.  The really unfortunate thing is he is a liability if you are playing against a priest.  I remember once we were both playing as priest and the same Ragnaros was mind controlled 3 turns in a row, then faceless manipulated, which killed the first Rag, and then the new Ragnaros was also mind controlled.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 30, 2014, 10:35:12 PM

Quote from: rittchard on July 30, 2014, 09:43:35 PM

I was able to beat the first two guys on Plague last night but the third one kind of kicked my ass.  He starts with 75 HP even on Normal, what gives?  I guess you're supposed to take advantage of those weird things that give you +8 to attack if you kill them?
Same thing happened to me.  Took three tries to beat the third boss with my priest deck.  To be honest I got lucky on my third try.  I had three low damage minions on the board and he brought out three of his spores.  I had a holy nova in my hand and popped all of them.  At that point I rushed him down in two turns.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/28) on: July 28, 2014, 02:18:18 PM
Itís FTP, so not really buying, but Firefall is worth a look.  I was in the beta almost a year ago and came away unimpressed.  However, I gave it a shot again last week and was pleasantly surprised; it has come a long ways.  I would compare it a bit to Borderlands but with multiple active skills and every class has a jetpack.  Itís quite fun now.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 25, 2014, 02:22:39 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 25, 2014, 07:16:24 AM

I like the game, but my characters never agreeing on anything is getting a bit old and I don't feel like starting over yet again.
I'm not sure how far in you are but you can change the AI's your party members have from
Spoiler for Hiden:
The End of Time.
 You just need to complete the first couple steps of the main quest to gain access to that location.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: July 24, 2014, 03:45:49 PM

Quote from: JayDee on July 24, 2014, 03:35:37 PM

What's the jump-scare situation like with this game? Call me a p*ssy if you want, but I hate when my games are filled with that shit.
There are a couple early on but after that I would say the game is more tense than jump or outright scare driven.  There are also large chunks of the game where you don't encounter infected at all.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 23, 2014, 07:28:44 PM
I think if you want the unique card back you have to beat ALL the heroics from all wings, but currently there is no reward.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: July 23, 2014, 07:14:07 PM
The heroic bosses are pretty much puzzles.  I had to build three very gimmicky decks to beat them.  There is no reward for doing so so unless you just want the challenge I wouldnít bother.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oddworld: New... but is it Tasty? on: July 22, 2014, 06:24:10 PM

Quote from: Ridah on July 22, 2014, 05:12:09 PM

Oddworld New 'n' Tasty releases today on EVERY platform.
You got my hopes up.   icon_cry

PS3, PS Vita, PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U, Xbox One - Date TBA 2014
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/21) on: July 21, 2014, 02:51:39 PM
Has a release date been announced for the non PS4 version of Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty?  I cant find any news articles about them.
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: French blogger fined by judge for be being too popular on: July 17, 2014, 10:02:54 PM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on July 16, 2014, 10:00:14 PM

I don't even know what to think beyond this is all kinds of stupid. Oh and if a place like reddit, or whatever the popular social site is in France, latches onto this the owner will have regretted ever doing this.
Has already happened.  This is their Google places reviews, which have been bombed with tons of 1 star reviews.  Internet justice is kind of wonderful sometimes.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Yogscast Yogventures successful Kickstarter ($570k) game cancelled on: July 17, 2014, 09:47:37 PM
I tend to stand by the rule that if a company is trying to make a game through kickstarter and are asking for less than a million dollars, they probably donít know what they are doing and itís not going to end well.  I know there are success stories for far less than that but I would consider them an anomaly instead of the norm.  Game development is expensive and most people donít consider the real cost of just keeping a handful of programmers employed for a year.
177  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.
178  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.
179  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. 
180  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.
181  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.
182  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.
183  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.
184  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.
185  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.
186  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
187  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.
188  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.
189  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.
190  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.
191  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.
192  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.
193  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.
194  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.
195  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...
196  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.
197  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.
198  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
199  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.
200  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.
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