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761  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pikmin 3 (WiiU) on: August 14, 2013, 12:07:16 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 13, 2013, 11:50:57 PM

That's also one of my main complaints about games to be played with the nunchuck and Wiimote, there is no right stick to control the camera.  I am a camera control freak and hate most default cameras (especially those from Japanese studios in general).
With the WiiRemote + Nunchuck you can snap the camera to the direction your character is currently facing with a single button press.  Not quite the free roaming camera you are looking for but it works well enough for Pikmin.
762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the DLC sweet-spot price point for you? on: August 13, 2013, 05:51:35 PM
Depends on the DLC.  Dishonored has been releasing DLC that is basically expansion packs.  The Knife of Dunwal + The Bridgmore Witches are $10 each and offers one complete 8-10 hours story.  I am very happy to pay $20 for a full on expansion so that is a great price.

However, if your DLC is a single character or weapon then you probably canít make it cheap enough for me to buy it.
763  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pikmin 3 (WiiU) on: August 13, 2013, 04:29:12 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 13, 2013, 05:03:05 AM

It's funny, for a game that most of the time is so laid back and lets you do things in your own time, the boss fights are just terribly punishing.  Especially for someone who chose to use the gamepad.  I didn't even keep track, but on the last level and boss fight I must have used at least 10 in-game days, which is just ludicrous.

So all in all, if you haven't finished the game, just enjoy finding all the fruit and then quit.   icon_frown

Not to rub it your face butÖ so far the boss fights are pretty easy with the WiiMote + Nunchuck.  Being able to both run and throw pikmin in an opposite direction with pinpoint accuracy is clearly the way they intended the game to be played.
764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/12) on: August 13, 2013, 04:25:25 PM
Payday 2 - I preordered because it was only $22 on GMG and friends want to play it.

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches - Because more Dishonored!
765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] The Wonderful 101 on: August 13, 2013, 04:19:57 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 13, 2013, 01:12:19 PM

Not that it's super complicated, but it's unique enough that a little more handholding would make me feel less like a clueless spaz.
A simple tutorial would have made all the difference.  I was half way through the demo before I realized half of the things I could do.  At that point it was an ďoh, wow!Ē moment followed by a ďdamn it game!Ē   

It may also have to do with what sort of gamer you are.  Personally, I am not someone who replays games so I want to experience everything in my first play through.
766  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] The Wonderful 101 on: August 13, 2013, 02:48:59 AM
I enjoyed it as well. Not enough to play through another 20 times but I fully expect to pick it up on launch.   icon_smile
767  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Dark Horse]The Star Wars on: August 11, 2013, 06:21:28 PM
But that isnít his original vision.  In the documentary it mentioned that originally the Jedi would use medieval broadswords instead of Light sabers.  icon_razz
768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: August 10, 2013, 07:35:43 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on August 10, 2013, 03:06:44 AM

I enjoyed it, and have heard that there are two secret missions, and the game warrants playing all 20 playthroughs allowed. May warrant a new thread.
I finally played through it.  That was pretty great and not what I was expecting.  The game is unique enough that I could actually see that selling systems.  I'm excited to see what the critical reception will be for the full game now.
769  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: August 10, 2013, 02:35:55 AM
A demo for the Wonderful 101 is now available on the eshop!
770  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] The Swapper on: August 09, 2013, 05:21:29 PM
Just a heads up; this is on sale today for $7.49 on Steam. Absolutely recommended at that price. This game deserves more attention.
771  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Castlestorm on: August 08, 2013, 06:57:21 PM
I played through the Steam version.  Itís decent but nothing spectacular.  Certain aspects like designing the castle seemed more like an afterthought than something that was actually important or fun to use.  The castle editor also suffers from severe consolitis.

I finished the two campaigns in 6 hours so itís also pretty short.  Given that the 2nd campaign is just a retread of the first but playing as the Vikings, that isnít very good. 
772  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you ever beaten....a Zelda title? on: August 08, 2013, 05:54:15 PM
Iíve finished most of the 2D ones.  Really donít care for the ones in 3D.
773  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You're Not Drinking Enough Soda! on: August 07, 2013, 03:34:32 PM
I generally drink one can of soda per work day.  And since I drink the odd soda on the weekend I'll round that number up and say I drink about 23 gallons of soda a year.

That number used to be considerably higher just a couple years ago.  When I cut back I lost 15 pounds in just a couple months without doing anything else.
774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: August 07, 2013, 03:21:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 07, 2013, 10:56:48 AM

poor Wii U.
You can keep your silly Bethesda games!  We get Spin The Bottle: Bumpies Party! It even comes out tomorrow!  icon_lol
775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pikmin 3 (WiiU) on: August 06, 2013, 10:49:49 PM

Quote from: davidrobots on August 06, 2013, 09:13:07 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on August 06, 2013, 08:57:36 PM

I was really interested in this game until I heard it uses the old Wii controller. I detested that thing. And from what I've read the regular game pad controls are unintuitive, and I've long since passed the point in my life where I'm willing to spend time fighting a control scheme.

but I'm happy to hear that some people are really enjoying the game.

Honestly, the Wii Remote is damn near perfect for this game. It doesn't use the "waggle," but rather the pointer, and the ability to aim while moving is a godsend.

This x1000.  I hate touch and motion controls with a passion but the Wii Remote works perfectly for controlling this game. 

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 05, 2013, 05:41:51 PM

I also wish the days were a bit longer.  It seems I'm just getting my feet wet and figuring out what I need to do and the sun is already setting so I have to run all the way back to the ship to not lose my pack.

I donít believe this is true, as long as your Pikmin are selected and near a commander they should make it back to the ship automatically.
776  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Muppets Most Wanted on: August 06, 2013, 08:47:13 PM
I was actually rather disappointed in the last one but I'll still check this out because... muppets.
777  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Burgers on: August 06, 2013, 05:00:49 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on August 05, 2013, 05:27:13 PM

here is quite some intense taste; it's close to meat, but it's not that juicy. The consistency is perfect, but I miss salt and pepper."

I would probably prefer these.  The only way I eat hamburger is if itís been blackened in a cast iron frying pan until it crunches.
778  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/05) on: August 05, 2013, 02:53:06 PM
Could be an expensive week.  Not sure if I will actually buy all of these but itís pretty likely!

Divinity Dragon Commander - Unless the reviews are terrible, which I doubt based on what I've seen already.
Guacamelee! - Maybe
Spelunky - Maybe
Papers, Please - Definitely picking up

Pikmin 3 Ė Already picked this up yesterday and I am enjoying it greatly.
779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pikmin 3 (WiiU) on: August 04, 2013, 06:16:48 PM
The WiiU finally has a game!  My copy finished downloading about two hours ago and Iíve been having a blast.  Pikmin 3 is completely charming and well worth your money. 

Gameplay isnít much changed from the past games but it is highly refined.  The biggest change is that you can now throw party members to locations you canít reach on foot and you can also assign waypoints for them to follow, allowing you to cover more ground at a time.  Small changes to the control interface go a long way towards making controlling your Pikmin more fluid and responsive.  Iím using the Wiimote + Nunchuck control scheme and it feels very much like controlling an RTS with a mouse and keyboard.  You can play with just the gamepad, and they even have extra options on the touch pad to make that easier, but I prefer the speed and accuracy of the pointer.

Graphically, this is the best looking game Nintendo has ever put out.  The environments are beautifully rendered and at times it feels more like youíre looking out a window at your garden than playing a game.  The exception to this is the Pikmin and protagonists themselves, who are very cartoony, but all in all it makes finding them easy and is very pleasing to look at.

If you are not a fan of the Pikmin formula this probably wonít change your mind but if you have even a passing interest and have a WiiU there is really no reason not to pick this up.
780  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you ever beaten....a Command & Conquer title? on: August 03, 2013, 06:35:25 PM
Yep, Tiberian Sun, Red Alert 2 and Red Alert 3. 
781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Have you beaten a Metal Gear game? on: August 02, 2013, 09:26:34 PM
Yes, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.  I've never had an interest in playing any of the other games.
782  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mechwarrior Online - Founders are in! on: August 01, 2013, 09:00:20 PM
Right now combat is mostly where it should be but I still grow tired of it after a few rounds.  The problem is that itís pretty much straight up team death match in mechs.    If that sounds good to you then you will probably have a blast.  Me, Iím waiting and hoping for some more interesting modes.
783  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: August 01, 2013, 06:44:56 PM
During development they talked about multiple control schemes.  Gamepad alone, Wiimote alone or some combination of the two.  The GT review mentioned two of these as well.

I played through Pikmin Motion Plus on Wii and have to say that using the Wii remote was perfect for this type of game.  Itís a puzzle RTS, therefore the Wii remote mimics a mouse.
And yes, that is probably the only time you will ever hear someone describe motion controls as perfect.
784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: July 31, 2013, 06:24:05 PM

Quote from: davidrobots on July 31, 2013, 05:03:27 PM

Review for Pikmin 3 is live, along with 20 minutes of gameplay footage:

Well, a year late isn't too bad, right?  Guys?  Hello?  Awww, I'm all alone again aren't I?

(Pikmin 3 was the main reason I bought my WiiU on release...)
785  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: July 31, 2013, 03:22:31 PM
Whatís really puzzling about that decision is they are also not carrying the 3DS anymore.  The WiiU makes sense but the 3DS is selling like crazy right now.
786  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did you beat....Final Fantasy VII? on: July 30, 2013, 01:18:59 AM
Nope.  This may have been the first game I owned that I never finished.  I had only every played CRPGs up to that point but after all the hype the game received I decided to try it when it was released for PC.

Most things I enjoy and attribute to ďroleplaying gamesĒ donít exist in JRPGs and I was very disappointed.  I didnít get very far.  To this day I have only finished a handful of JRPGs.
787  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you wear a watch? on: July 29, 2013, 09:39:11 PM
Nope.  My whole family kills watches just by wearing them.  Mechanical or electronic, it doesnít seem to matter.
788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/29) on: July 29, 2013, 03:01:10 PM
If you include Sunday, I will be picking up Pikmin 3 on the WiiU.
789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Shadowrun Returns (official review on Page 3) on: July 26, 2013, 09:40:49 PM

Quote from: Misguided on July 26, 2013, 05:24:05 AM

I made a physical adept, what is everyone else using?
Iím a Decker with Drones who looks really funny with melee weapons.  

A minor nitpick but melee combat is this game is animated laughably bad.  I donít so much hit enemies as gently massage them with my weapons.
790  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: July 26, 2013, 03:53:18 PM
The console is fine, the lack of games sucks.

ZombiU is the game that best shows off what makes the system unique.
New Super Mario Bros. U is a great 2D Mario game.
Nintendo Land is great if you can get 3-4 friends together.
Getting the Rayman Legends Challenge App for free gave me probably 20 hours of enjoyment by itself.

With Pikmin 3 coming out in a couple weeks and Wonderful 101 plus the new Mario coming later this year, things are looking up.  Itís just a shame it took them almost a full year to release the first set of games.
791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did you beat....Fallout? on: July 26, 2013, 03:37:42 PM
Yes, only about three times.  I've finished Fallout 2 at least six times though!  These are all my time favorite RPG's.
792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did you beat.... Super Mario Bros? on: July 25, 2013, 11:30:42 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 25, 2013, 11:01:23 PM

I think once Mario went 3D is when I started not liking them.  Couldn't stand Galaxy, never tried Galaxy 2 and the 64 remake for the DS didn't get far with me, yet I played through Super Paper Mario on the Wii just fine.

not sure how I'm going to feel about Super Mario 3D World...
Have you tried New Super Mario Bros. U ?  Itís 2D and more or less feels like Super Mario World 2.
793  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did you beat.... Super Mario Bros? on: July 25, 2013, 08:52:25 PM
Yep, a game has to be really bad or incredibly frustrating for me not to finish it once I start.
794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Shadowrun Returns (official review on Page 3) on: July 25, 2013, 07:33:01 PM

Quote from: Arkon on July 25, 2013, 07:10:12 PM

I haven't had a chance to play yet, but if you had to redo conversations wouldn't it be faster the second go because you already have read the dialog?

In theory yes, but since there are skill based dialogue options that can affect gameplay you canít just ignore everything because you may get an outcome you donít like.  Also, certain actions only open up if you pursue the right dialogue tree.
795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Shadowrun Returns (official review on Page 3) on: July 25, 2013, 07:29:22 PM
Those are more copouts than anything.

1.   Games are meant to be fun. Donít dictate to your consumers what they should consider to be fun.

2.    Simple fix, donít allow the game to save during combat.  While not saving in combat can be annoying, the gaps are long enough to be annoying even for basic play without the threat of death. From what Iíve seen so far, outside of combat people mostly stand in one place so there is no danger of what they mention outside of combat.  
796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Shadowrun Returns (official review on Page 3) on: July 25, 2013, 07:03:13 PM
I have to disagree about the saving.  I just put about two hours into the game and the save system is atrocious.  Given how much time is spent investigating or talking to people, if you have to shut your game off unexpectedly plan to spend a long time replaying content. 

An example of this come from pretty early on in what I assume will be a main base/hub for the game.  The time between entering the Seamstress Union and leaving was almost 30 minutes.  There are about 5 different people within the building that you have to talk to including shop keepers and even a little bit of investigation.  If I had had to stop mid play though and go through all of that again I would have been pretty pissed off.

That said everything else about the game is exactly what I wanted and is quite wonderful, itís just a shame they blundered on such a basic level.
797  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Free Facebook cash...and no entries? - Feedback on giveaways on: July 24, 2013, 09:19:43 PM
I already own all the games offered except SSDD, which doesn't interest me at all.  Facebook cash would also be wasted on me.  Now a nice gift certificate to Amazon....

If you're going to run similar promotions I would suggest focusing on the newer indie titles to come out.  With the exception of Van Helsing, all of those games could have been picked up for for a couple dollars in the Steam sale and anyone who was interested probably already did.
798  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Animal Crossing New Leaf on: July 24, 2013, 09:06:37 PM
I caught a Mothman last night.

If I ever saw a bug that big in real life I would be more likely to use the shovel than the net on it.
799  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gmail - WTF on: July 23, 2013, 08:40:09 PM
I turned off the new tabs.  Took about 10 seconds. 
800  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams on: July 22, 2013, 05:28:00 PM
I think that's actually cheaper than it was during the summer sale.  icon_eek
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