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681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 4? on: January 09, 2013, 10:33:14 PM

Quote from: Laner on January 09, 2013, 09:48:23 PM

Hm... I strongly preferred Fallout 3 to New Vegas.  But I played the GOTY edition of FO3 with all the DLC - not sure if that made a difference.

Regardless, MOAR PLEAZ!
The consensus is generally that people who care a lot about story and or loved the original Fallouts, prefer New Vegas.  People that want a sandbox or really enjoy the Elderscrolls games prefer Fallout3.
682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/3DS/DS/Ps3/Vita] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes on: January 09, 2013, 07:02:02 PM
Interesting.  I tried the demos for first Indiana Jones and the Batmanís.  They seemed amusing but werenít something I could see playing on my own and getting people to play local is very difficult.  With online co-op I would be much more likely to play them.
683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 4? on: January 09, 2013, 06:55:57 PM
My excitement is stifled somewhat by how much more I enjoyed New Vegas than Fallout 3.  Maybe they could share the work this time around and let Obsidian do all the writing and quest building and have Bethesda make the over world and handle Q&A.  I can dream, right?
684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need your opinion on whether or not to run a review on: January 09, 2013, 04:45:06 PM
Rather amusing, I saw that Destructoid reviewed the game.  At least I think it's the same, I honestly didn't read the review.
685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/Wii U/3DS/DS/Ps3/Vita] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes on: January 09, 2013, 06:12:35 AM
I really wish one of these games would have online co-op.   icon_frown
686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Little Inferno on: January 04, 2013, 02:23:18 PM
I think I posted impressions here when it first came out but no one seemed interested.

Overall I liked it but it's no World of Goo.  I will also say the ending is awesome.

It's also on sale on Steam for $7 for the next hour if anyone is interested.
687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PC Games of 2013 on: January 04, 2013, 05:04:19 AM
That's a lot of games.  I started making a list of my most anticipated but gave up around page 5.   icon_eek
688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spec Ops returns in Spec Ops: The Line on: January 03, 2013, 05:36:44 AM
I played on easy because I found the combat annoying (I donít like modern warfare games and I hate cover based shooting).  Be aware that on easy you can finish the game in about 5 hours.
689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: December 31, 2012, 05:31:54 AM
I picked up Trine 2 because it was on sale tonight and am really impressed with how good it is on the WiiU.  I also made a potentially surprising discovery, since the game was downloaded it was running off the hard drive and the load times were almost instant, quite a bit faster even then running the game on my PC. 

Compared to the long load times to start other games on the WiiU I have to think it’s the DVD drive that is holding the system back and not the other components.   I would be really interested to hear about loading times for anyone who has purchased the downloadable version of ZombiU to see if my theory holds up.

As for Trine 2; if you don’t already own it on PC and have a WiiU this seems like the definitive version to get.  Really fun puzzle platformer for co-op or by yourself.

Other games on sale are Little Inferno and Arora but act fast if you want them as I think the sales end on the 1st.
690  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: December 27, 2012, 09:30:53 PM
Watched this on Christmas.  While I donít think the movie deserves the 65% it has on Rotten Tomatoes it is without a doubt the weakest of the movies.  I felt the movie had some serious pacing and tone issues that could have been solved with some fairly minor scene reworking and if they had cut about 30 minutes out of the movie.

The worst part of the movie in my opinion was the Troll scene towards the beginning, which although quite faithful to the source material, was completely out of place with the tone of the movie.  Maybe itís because I enjoyed the rest of the movie quite a bit but this one scene annoyed me more than Jar Jar Binks.
691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 3 or Dishonored? on: December 27, 2012, 01:57:54 AM
I loved Dishonored (my GOTY) but as people have pointed out above itís a stealth/exploration game not a shooter.  If you play it like a shooter you are going to be disappointed because you will miss most of the game and finish very quickly.

Which sort of experience are you looking for?

Also, with all the sales that have hit for these games in the last two weeks why are you paying full price for either one of them?
692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: December 26, 2012, 04:40:34 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on December 25, 2012, 10:21:15 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 25, 2012, 10:07:25 PM

So my nephew got a Wii U and I noticed on the main screen there's people posting pictures and comments.  What prevents people from posting "penis penis penis"?

That part is easy, it would seem, as they do all kids of evil word detection right now. Penis drawings on the other hand, that was the tricky part.  icon_wink

That article is awesome.  I wonder how many times Toad gets censored in Mario drawings.
693  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Introducing The Order of the Stick on: December 23, 2012, 07:30:57 PM
I would avoid Start of Darkness as far as getting new people interested.  I actually found it a little TOO dark and made it so I will be disappointed if Redcloak isn't the one who kills the lich in the end.
694  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Holiday Sale! on: December 21, 2012, 10:45:11 PM

Quote from: Moliere on December 21, 2012, 08:27:05 PM

Is there any real fear in Fear 3 or is it just gory?
Maybe one or two segments.  I enjoyed the game for it's co-op, I don't think I would recommend it for single-player.  Co-op is excellent though, the two characters play almost completely different.
695  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: December 21, 2012, 02:57:56 AM
I watched the film recently.  As it was I thought it was OK but after it finished I watched the deleted scenes and was surprised just how much better many of them would have made the movie.  Most of them were fairly minor but added a lot more depth to many of the characters actions.

The biggest scene omission in my opinion happens pretty close to the end.
Spoiler for Hiden:
In the theatrical cut the Space Jockey/ Engineer wakes up and for no reason starts killing people.

In the deleted scene he actually has a brief conversation with the people in the room.  The Engineer is actually fairly calm until the Old Dude starts yelling that humans are their equals and that they are both like gods; at which point the engineer becomes offended and then attacks the people in the room.

For me this makes it perfectly clear as to why the Engineers would choose to exterminate the human race after their creation and added extra meaning to the movie.
696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: December 21, 2012, 01:04:46 AM
Ah, you clearly have a more sophisticated setup than I do.  I have no external sound system so switching input is enough for me.  That does make me wonder if that will be coming down the road since they do plan to support DVR which also doesn't work currently.
697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: December 21, 2012, 12:48:39 AM
The remote works with my cable box just fine.  Under TV controller setup there is now an option to do TV + Cable Box.  You get an extra power button when you hit the main TV button on the remote.
698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: December 20, 2012, 09:06:06 PM
TVii is neat but the interface is definitely made for someone with smaller hands than I have.  I dislike the fact that you HAVE TO use the touch interface for it to work.   The remote has joysticks, let me use them if I want to!  Still I do like how easy it is to setup, makes keeping track of my channels easier and means one less controller on my coffee table.
699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Well done video of upcoming games in 2013 on: December 20, 2012, 05:06:20 AM
Not much there for me.  A couple look mildly interesting but definitely not day one purchases.
700  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Books] Your Book of the Year? on: December 19, 2012, 04:34:01 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on December 19, 2012, 02:33:06 PM

My sister kept asking me to read the Hunger Games, but told me to avoid the third novel cause it would piss me off.   First novel was good, but the story started going downhill in book 2 and I had to force myself to finish it.  I have no desire to read the third novel


How or why this was green lighted for a movie series is baffling
I actually enjoyed the second book almost as much as the first.  The problem is that the 2nd ends on a cliffhanger which basically forces you to read the third.  The third book *could* actually work better as a movie but I really hope whoever produces it is allowed to take some liberties with the script.  The way it plays out basically ruins the memory of characters from the first two books as well as making the point of the first book all for nothing.
701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: December 19, 2012, 04:28:26 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on December 19, 2012, 12:51:31 AM

Are you going to play Rayman Legends when it comes out?

-Autistic Angel
Who are you asking?  I Will be!  Rayman Origins was a surprise for me and turned out to be one of my favorite games of the year.
702  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Happy Holidays - Enjoy a couple games on me on: December 18, 2012, 10:24:48 PM
Really like the art style of Who's Afraid of the Dark. 

If you will accept a bit of constructive criticism I would say the interface for that one is a bit too large and busy but overall good work!
703  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Books] Your Book of the Year? on: December 18, 2012, 07:53:05 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 18, 2012, 07:45:57 PM

Oh. My worst book of the year is Mockingjay (book 3 of hunger games).

I got it from the kindle lending library in APRIL and still have not finished it. It's just terrible.
Don't finish it.  Imagine your own ending.  The real one will just piss you off.
704  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Rise of the Guardians on: December 18, 2012, 05:13:20 PM
I would recommend the movie as well.  It's not as good as How to Train Your Dragon but it's miles ahead of most of the movies that Dreamworks puts out.
705  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Books] Your Book of the Year? on: December 18, 2012, 05:58:07 AM
The Wool Omnibus would be my pick.  Technically itís 5 books but they all continue the same immediate story and none are very long.  I picked it up on a whim after someone on Slick Deals recommended it when the kindle version was on sale.  Itís been a long time since a novel has hooked me as much as this one did.

The book is about people that live underground in silos after some catastrophic event (Think Fallout and the Vaults).  Each book within in the Omnibus is told from the perspective of a different person within the silo except for the last book which ties all the stories together and completes the narrative.
706  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 16, 2012, 07:28:17 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 14, 2012, 06:04:10 PM


Candy and frosting kinda ruined that.
707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U]ZombieU on: December 15, 2012, 02:19:47 AM
Iíve started to encounter some zombies of people from my friends list which is both very cool and helpful!  Anyone else want to be my friend?  I needs to loot your corpses!

Has anyone figured out how to leave survivor messages?  Iíve encountered a few but I either donít know how to leave them or donít have access to the ability yet.
708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U]ZombieU on: December 14, 2012, 03:59:27 AM
My copy just arrived and I have successfully killed two survivors in about an hours time!  I think the game is at its best when you are allowed to explore at your own pace but the game seems to insist on throwing in ďscrew youĒ moments where it just throws about a half dozen zombies at you without warning.  Both my deaths occurred when the game spawned a small horde on me in an area that I had previously cleared.

Overall I like a lot of what the game is trying to do but I think it could have used a bit more time to fine tune.
709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: December 13, 2012, 07:40:06 PM
Demos are now available for Rayman Legends and Sonic All Stars Racing.
710  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wii U Nintendo ID List on: December 13, 2012, 01:35:30 AM
Lordnine
711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: December 08, 2012, 11:56:11 PM
Also be aware that the transfer process removes everything from the original Wii console. 
712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2012: underrated games on: December 06, 2012, 05:22:10 AM
Thomas was alone - Most people take one look at the screenshots and give it a pass but despite the polygon protagonist this game has some of the best character development of the year, thanks largely to it's Bastion style narration.

Mark of the Ninja - This received universal critical acclaim but I still don't think many people have played it.
713  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: December 05, 2012, 05:01:09 PM
The newest firmware update is out.  I played around with it last night after it finished and noticed a significant improvement in performance.  Load times on games have been reduced by 4-5 seconds and loads times on menus and wiishop/internet apps have been cut in half.  This really feels like where it should have been on release.

There is also speculation that this update contains the WiiTVii update and it will be turned on later in the week.
714  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 03, 2012, 05:56:43 AM
715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2012 Gaming Character of the Year? on: November 28, 2012, 07:39:47 PM
Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2.
716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2012: GOTY/GOAT of the year? on: November 27, 2012, 08:19:46 PM
My Game of the Year would be Dishonored.

Runners up would go to XCOM and Mark of the Ninja.
717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: November 26, 2012, 02:55:04 AM
Iíve made it to the Screw You levels of Mario now.  After unlocking everything in NSMB2 on the 3DS without much trouble Iím surprised how challenging theyíve made some of these levels. 
718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: November 23, 2012, 03:48:00 AM
Played some multiplayer Nintendoland yesterday and today.  If you have a group of friends or family this could actually be a system seller in of itself.  Two of the competitive games are just brilliant for a party setting. 

In Luigis Mansion (or something like that) one player controls a ghost who is only visible when hit by light.  The ghost uses the WiiU pad exclusively and hunts down the other players (up to 4).  The four other players use normal Wii remotes and use flashlights to try and kill the ghost as a team.  If they are grabbed from behind the ghost paralyzes them until they are picked up by an ally or there are no more players.  This is all played from an overhead perspective Pac man style.

The other competitive game we had a blast with is fairly similar but much faster paced and in 3rd person.  One player uses the game WiiU pad which has the entire map of the arena and the other four players again use the wii motes.  The Wiimoters play in a 3rd person perspective and have to talk to each other to track down the WiiU pad player who can see where everyone is. 

As far as single player games I found the Yoshi game to be quite addicting despite its simplistic nature.  In a nutshell you use the WiiU pad to plot (draw) a course for Yoshi to pick up objects on the screen.  The challenge is that the objects and arena hazards donít show up on the pad and you have to guesstimate the course by looking at your tv screen.

Most of the other games are decent but forgettable.  The exceptions being the dance and race games which are abysmal.
719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: November 22, 2012, 05:54:57 AM
That seems strange about Mario.  It looks good on the pad but much better on my TV, more vibrant and colorful.  I have a 42inch LG so maybe certain brands or sizes make a big difference.
720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: November 22, 2012, 12:24:31 AM
My console arrived earlier today.  My very brief impressions are that the WiiU does some things phenomenally well and so when it fails it other areas it’s very disappointing.  Backwards compatibility is clunky; I gave up trying to transfer my wii data over after I saw what I would have to do and the initial startup interface is slow and clunky.  I’m really hoping that maybe a firmware upgrade can solve a lot of the problems. 

I also feel that the lack of a blueray player is actually going to be one of my biggest annoyances with the system.  Currently I use my PS3 as a media center but after using the WiiU pad for just a couple hours I really love how fluid it is to browse the net/youtube and I assume Netflix will be the same.  The fact that I can’t play normal movies with the controller is a huge letdown.  Also, has anyone figured out if you connect a cable box like you can a normal TV?  That could be another problem if you can’t.

Impressions on games is limited to just Mario but I can happily say that this is my favorite Mario title since Super Mario World on the SNES.  So far my only complaints with it are that I feel like there should be twice as many worlds per over map section and for some reason it really bugs me that Yoshi cant aim his tongue straight up like he could in SMW.  Very small complaints.
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