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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: September 13, 2016, 02:35:44 PM
I wonder if there are any theories that no one dies. There are several ways this could realistically happen. Sudden walker heard or maybe they somehow manage to get the upper hand. Who knows, but it's an acceptable outcome if you ask me. They somehow escape and the stage is then set for total war.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/4/16) on: September 08, 2016, 12:56:13 PM
I bought The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 1 for the Vita since it went on sale. The RPG review sites gave it good reviews and they are giving part 2 even better reviews so maybe I will eventually get part 2.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: September 02, 2016, 02:30:09 PM
I finally took the plunge on this one when it hit $20 on amazon and I'm glad I did. It's like they took Unity and fixed everything that was wrong with it (mind you I actually went back and finished Unity after it was all patched up). The setting is fantastic, the characters are the best ones in an AC game in a long time and the addition of the Zip Line makes the game so much easier to navigate.

The story is still nothing to write home about but my guess is that they used Syndicate as a starting point for the future story lines. There is a weird AI story that plays out in the present day, it's not too in depth, but they are setting something up.

Also, the game is relatively bug free, I did have a hard lock 1 time and a mission glitch that made me reload to the last checkpoint, but that's pretty much it. I'm playing it on the PS4.

Right now I'm on the last mission and I plan on playing it until I unlock the Platinum. Which is something I've never done with an AC game because I usually burn out before I get to that point.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: "I Am Setsuna" (alternate title "I'm not Chrono Trigger, honest") Squeenix JRPG on: July 19, 2016, 03:11:33 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 19, 2016, 02:19:31 PM

Thanks for the great review, GT.  Sounds like it's exactly what I'm looking for.  Looking forward to giving it a shot when I get back home on Friday.

I will definitely get this game, but not at $40. I will wait for the inevitable 50 to 60% sale.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/19/16) on: July 19, 2016, 01:47:34 PM
Maybe I Am Setsuna still undecided, though GT did give it a positive review.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/15/16 Edition on: July 18, 2016, 02:20:12 PM
I fired up Mad Max over the weekend. So far I'm digging it, but it seems like a really large game so I hope I don't get burnt out on it.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 - expansion Fall of Setarrif out! on: July 15, 2016, 01:34:24 PM
I ended up getting the platinum a couple of days ago. If not for one trophy you could obtain the platinum without playing the included expansion. As it was I had to play through the roughly 4 hour expansion to get the last trophy to pop. The expansion is a real slog too, it just 4 more hours of the same bland game. I tried to get through it as fast as possible.

Now that Piranha Bytes has the Gothic property back I hope that they can do justice to the next Gothic game.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break? on: July 11, 2016, 03:07:44 PM
I feel like Ceekay's self imposed exile has really hurt the forums. I remember people bitching about him and the frequency of his posts too, but his absence has certainly hurt the activity on our forums.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 - expansion Fall of Setarrif out! on: July 11, 2016, 03:05:20 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 11, 2016, 02:46:00 PM

I remember looking at reviews for the PS4 version when it was last cheap on the store.  Despite liking the demo on PC way back in the day, I decided that the amount of new issues reportedly affecting the HD port were enough to walk away from it.  How bad has it been on a technical level?

It's playable, I've only had the game crash to the PS4 screen once during my 30 plus hours. Probably the wonkiest thing is the way they designed the playable area, it's designed to look like you can go everywhere, but you cant and if you try to jump to an area that you are not supposed to go to you will float around uncontrollably. Most of the time this results in you landing safely back on the ground but sometimes it results in death. This is usually avoidable by simply avoiding cliffs and rocks.

ON the plus side I haven't encountered any game breaking bugs yet.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 - expansion Fall of Setarrif out! on: July 11, 2016, 01:17:16 PM
Arise extremely old Ceekay thread.

So on a whim I bought the PS4 version (It was on sale). I absolutely loved Gothic 1 and 2 and the Risen series. Gothic 3 was a mess and I didn't even complete it. Part 4 is also a huge mess, but for some reason I have been compelled to platinum the game. I'm about 30 hours in and I'm real close to the end of the game and I really just want it to be over. Looking back at this thread not a lot has changed, it's still a buggy mess even on this "HD" re-release, it's still extremely linear, the combat is still really lacking and most of the stuff that made Gothic 1 and 2 great are missing. Also, the graphics are way below standard at this point. At best I would give the game a 40% and yet I still feel compelled to see it through to the end (or at least until the platinum trophy pops, which should happen prior to finishing the expansion).
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Ghostbusters Movie in the Works on: June 08, 2016, 01:00:53 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 07, 2016, 03:53:17 PM

New International Trailer made me laugh out loud at one point.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I will, from now on, be thinking of this movie as "Ghost-a-bustahs"- Hilarious!


I wish you would have said that the funny part came at the very end, that way I wouldn't have had to watch the previous 60 seconds of awful.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII HD remake confirmed on: June 06, 2016, 06:00:40 PM
This one is easily my favorite FF of the PS1 and forward era.
13  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Severed (Vita) on: April 28, 2016, 02:19:55 PM
(Cross post from the Weekly release thread, because this game deserves its own thread.)

I bought it on a whim, I have played 10 minutes of it. I already know I will love it. I like dungeon crawlers and I loved Guacamelee. If that describes you then this game will be right up your alley. The only concern I have at this point is the constant screen swiping and the fear that it might get old. But I have a feeling this isn't the longest game out there, so the screen swiping should be tolerable.

The GamingTrend review is now up and they gave it a 90% and addressed some of my concerns about the swiping. At only $13 I don't think I will regret my purchase.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/26/16) on: April 28, 2016, 01:54:58 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on April 26, 2016, 01:23:39 AM

Quote from: SeaMoosi on April 25, 2016, 06:30:52 AM

PLAY SEVERED.
Hmmm... you may just have cost me $15.  mad icon_wink

I bought it on a whim, I have played 10 minutes of it. I already know I will love it. I like dungeon crawlers and I loved Guacamelee. If that describes you then this game will be right up your alley. The only concern I have at this point is the constant screen swiping and the fear that it might get old. But I have a feeling this isn't the longest game out there, so the screen swiping should be tolerable.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Nintendo NX Console - aka Super Nintendo 2 on: April 27, 2016, 03:51:36 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 27, 2016, 03:41:12 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 27, 2016, 03:00:10 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 27, 2016, 01:18:57 PM

That really kind of annoys me.  I know it shouldn't and it is silly to be annoyed but I was looking forward to Zelda sometime this fall and now I have to wait a year.

Yeah, I have to agree.  I knew to expect it but it still annoys me and devalues the Wii U I've been trying to support.
Yep, I feel this pretty much just killed the WiiU completely.  I really hope that the NX has backwards compatibility so that people who skip it donít miss out on the really great games on the system.

The WiiU is the only Nintendo system I have not owned and now I have zero reason to get one. No new Zelda or Metroid for the system makes it a total waste of a generation for Nintendo. They basically hung their hat on Mario this generation and that's no enough for me.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/17/16) on: April 21, 2016, 05:49:46 PM

Quote from: Caine on April 21, 2016, 05:24:08 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 20, 2016, 04:07:24 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 18, 2016, 11:20:52 PM

Probably Star Fox.

If I hadn't already played through Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, I'd get that.  If you haven't played it, give it a look.  It's a pretty great 2D experience.  Nice graphics, fun characters, good story and tight action-platforming.

Looks like I'll be passing on Star Fox.

The reviews are so-so, but it's mostly the control scheme.  I didn't realize that you flew the ship with the sticks and using the pad's gyroscopic controls for the shooting, simultaneously.

Not only does that sound awkward, it sounds more so given that I need glasses for the pad and not for the TV.  Until I get progressives, this seems like an exercise in frustration.
I watched a streamer in Australia play (attempt to would be more accurate) the JPN copy and grew so frustrated with the scheme that he bailed after an hour.  

Apparently Nintendo didn't learn anything from Lair.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Shadow Complex on: April 20, 2016, 04:00:30 PM
The upgraded version of this game hits the PS4 on May 3rd. I can't wait, I bought it on the 360 back in the day but at the time it went into my backlog and I never got around to finishing it.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS4 upgrade - Neo on: April 20, 2016, 02:59:32 PM
My son is going off to college this fall, so this would give me a perfect excuse to let him take the PS4 with him and for me to buy the Neo Version.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: April 20, 2016, 02:55:30 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 19, 2016, 10:29:09 PM

Quote from: Scraper on April 19, 2016, 01:53:37 PM


Scarlette Johansson has pale skin. I can't recommend her.
Unequal equivalent.  Would be more like if she had a lisp and was auditioning for Shakespeare.  icon_razz

Ultimately, I wish companies would just give gamers the option to choose.  Want the shiny graphics? On by default.  Want your game to run better? Click here to disable adv lighting or something.  A couple notable console games have already gone this route.

I did also have some strangeness with the install.  I purchased the digital version and it told me everything was downloaded and installed.  I played for about an hour and then when I reached a new planet I got stuck at a downloading screen.  Took about 20 minutes to finish.  Assuming that was a one-time thing, (it hasnít happened again) not a game breaker, but a little annoying.

Almost every PS4 game that you download has an initial download that lets you play early sections of the game and then a second download that you don't actually see that downloads the rest of the game. If you go into your storage management and look at the individual game right after you first download it the system will tell you how much more is left to download.

Also, I would be curious to know if your frame rate improved after the game completely downloaded. I have had several games improve their performance after the full download.

The disc versions do the same thing, they install a small amount that lets you play the game right away and then it installs the rest of the game. Sony did this so that you don;t have to wait for a complete 40 gig install when you first get the game.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Fear the Walking Dead on: April 19, 2016, 01:54:28 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on April 19, 2016, 05:53:19 AM

Quote from: rittchard on April 18, 2016, 04:47:36 PM

I wonder if wouldn't have made more sense for them to just stay there and make a go of it.  I guess they can keep hoping there is somewhere safer further down south but from the info they heard there was nothing indicating that. 
\

We don't know what the captain's agenda is, but we do know that it's in Mexico.

At least they narrowly avoided adding two toddlers to the cast. That would have been a death blow. Zombie toddler made it better.



I was thinking the same thing about the kids. If they got on the boat this show would have been done.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: April 19, 2016, 01:53:37 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 18, 2016, 05:13:31 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on April 18, 2016, 04:38:14 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 18, 2016, 03:58:03 PM

I had some gift card balance left on my account so I picked this up over the weekend.  Itís very good. 

Shame about the framerate though, itís the only thing preventing me from fully recommending the game.   


What seriously? It's a rock solid 30, yeah 60 would be nice, but with those visuals come on man don't be unreasonable.
Frame rate is more important than graphics for me.  I would rather play a worse looking game with solid 60.  Frame rate is very noticeable anytime you rotate the camera and jumping is a bit awkward. 

The fact that Iím willing to put up with it at all should be telling that I like the game, because most sub 60 experiences I wonít even touch.  Tongue


Scarlette Johansson has pale skin. I can't recommend her.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: April 18, 2016, 04:44:19 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on April 18, 2016, 04:38:14 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on April 18, 2016, 03:58:03 PM

I had some gift card balance left on my account so I picked this up over the weekend.  Itís very good. 

Shame about the framerate though, itís the only thing preventing me from fully recommending the game.   


What seriously? It's a rock solid 30, yeah 60 would be nice, but with those visuals come on man don't be unreasonable.

For real I'm at the end of the game and I haven't even noticed the frame rate. It seems solid to me.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: April 15, 2016, 02:18:22 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on April 14, 2016, 09:47:56 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 13, 2016, 11:43:17 PM

Been playing it - it's fun but it feels a little...compact? It's gotten better as the game has progressed but it just feels a little more streamlined than I would like, and the story feels a bit rushed. It makes me want to go back and play those PS3 remasters, though.

Outstanding production values, and some great humor. I think it may feel slightly more compact because its based on the original game which was on hardware that couldn't support the large levels.

Yep I agree. You also have to remember that this is a $40 game at launch. But with this engine already up and running imagine how great a full made from scratch R&C game will be. And you better believe they are working on a brand new title.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Ratchet and Clank on: April 13, 2016, 05:38:33 PM
This game is out and I have played about 2 hours of it so far.  icon_eek Holy shit is it a great looking game. Seriously the pics and videos don't do it justice. If you have ever been a fan of platformers then this game should be considered a must buy. The gameplay is just as solid as ever. Anyone who has played the original Ratchet and Clank will find a lot of familiar things, but this is no ordinary HD re-release, it's a complete remake, with a highly revised story, new scenes, new areas and most obvious of all a really impressive graphics engine.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/12/16) on: April 11, 2016, 01:19:15 PM
Ratchet and Clank- Preordered from Amazon as well.

I will get DS3 but I like to wait a while to play those games because From Software will patch the hell out of it in the next 3-6 months.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend getting some street cred! (sorta) on: April 08, 2016, 01:40:06 PM
Ron's is the first quote on the newest Quantum Break commercial too, I just saw it this morning on ESPN.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4/8/16 edition on: April 08, 2016, 01:38:32 PM
I started up Zombi since it's a PS+ game this month, and I'm surprisingly liking it. It reminds me of an easier version of Dark Souls mixed together with Dead Island. I'll play it at least until Tuesday when I get Ratchet and Clank, but if the game holds my interest I will probably try to complete it. 
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox free Games With Gold program on: March 25, 2016, 12:45:43 PM

Quote from: EddieA on March 25, 2016, 12:26:51 PM

Games With Gold continues to embarrass PS+ with April's lineup -
Sunset Overdrive & The Wolf Among Us for XBox One
Saints Row IV and Dead Space for XBox 360


Wow that's a really good month.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does Anyone Really Need 1000/1000? on: March 16, 2016, 12:32:49 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on March 16, 2016, 03:24:58 AM

Quote from: Scraper on March 15, 2016, 06:39:28 PM

be grateful for an open market.

My town offers Verizon, Comcast, and BELD. BELD is our municipal power company since 1891, which branched into cable and then internet. They have fewer than 10,000 customers, everyone who works there is local, and if they make a profit it goes into the town coffers. When I have a tech problem (as I did today) I email Chris in their support department and get a personal response in 15 minutes.

Socialism FTW! It's a shame that governments in most of the US are prohibited from competing. They aren't innovators but they sure do deliver basic utilities better than the capitalists do.

I wouldn't label that as true socialism when you have 2 private options. Also, in your case I would take the municipal option every time, as I'm sure that money helps your community way more than it would by going to Verizon or Comcast.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does Anyone Really Need 1000/1000? on: March 15, 2016, 06:39:28 PM
I say be grateful for what you have. I wish I could get TW or UVerse. My only option is verizon 3/1 and I pay way more than I should for it. In other words be grateful for an open market.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Beyond Good and Evil 2? on: March 03, 2016, 02:27:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 03, 2016, 01:54:23 PM

Looks like this may be back in existence as a Nintendo NX exclusive.

It's a similar deal to what happened with Bayonetta 2, apparently.

It's working title is Beyond Good and Evil: The Prejudices of Philosophers.



If true that might get me to buy a NX. I skipped the WiiU so if they add in backwards compatibility with the WiiU then I would definitely be in.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: March 03, 2016, 02:18:49 PM
Why do you go by Tom if your name is Timothy? Tim, Timmy, and even TIIIMMMAYY! would be more likely. Regardless of your answer I still enjoy your books.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN Montly Free Games on: March 02, 2016, 05:00:06 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 02, 2016, 04:07:08 PM

Quote from: Scraper on March 02, 2016, 03:54:16 PM

This month's selection is easily the worst since they went to the monthly format. This is coming from someone who hasn't complained about the game selection in the past. There literally isn't one game on the list that I feel like Downloading.

Here's the full list:
Broforce (PS4)
Galak-Z (PS4)
Super Stardust HD (PS3) - Doesn't everyone already have this game if they want it?
The Last Guy (PS3) - This game is literally 8 years old.
Flame Over (PS Vita) - Never heard of it.
Reality Fighters (PS Vita) - Never heard of it.

Well, Galak-Z is pretty decent and well reviewed.

Broforce is awesome and one of the better free PS+ games.

If Broforce was crossplay on the Vita then I would play it. But there is zero chance that I will play it on my big screen.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN Montly Free Games on: March 02, 2016, 04:51:11 PM
I just looked up Reality Fighters 4.5/10 from IGN
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN Montly Free Games on: March 02, 2016, 03:54:16 PM
This month's selection is easily the worst since they went to the monthly format. This is coming from someone who hasn't complained about the game selection in the past. There literally isn't one game on the list that I feel like Downloading.

Here's the full list:
Broforce (PS4)
Galak-Z (PS4)
Super Stardust HD (PS3) - Doesn't everyone already have this game if they want it?
The Last Guy (PS3) - This game is literally 8 years old.
Flame Over (PS Vita) - Never heard of it.
Reality Fighters (PS Vita) - Never heard of it.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: March 02, 2016, 02:54:38 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on March 02, 2016, 02:09:21 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on March 01, 2016, 12:41:09 AM


Very awkward scene where Michonne and Rick were making googly eyes at one another during the RV drive.


Not liking that relationship. The attraction between them seemed to come out of nowhere. I suppose I could buy it as meaningless random sex but that's out of place for this show.

The herd needs thinning and there are plenty of relics from old story arcs who would not be missed. Among the A Team, they're foreshadowing death for Maggie, maybe Michonne, and probably Abraham. How many seasons has this show had now? It must be getting near the end and some cast members must be ready to move on.

This is season 6 and the show still gets huge ratings. So my guess is there will be at least 3 more seasons. If I'm an actor on this show I don't leave voluntarily right now. But I agree the heard has needed thinned the entire season. My guess is we will see more than one long term character death before season 7.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Not more zombie books! on: February 29, 2016, 02:14:38 PM

Quote from: Punisher on February 27, 2016, 11:23:09 PM

I appreciate the free offer, but I went the way of EngineNo9 and just bought it. I have the funds and have enjoyed your other stuff anyway..

So will this make me a cheap ass if I email for a free copy?
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps4, Xbox1] Resident Evil 4, 5 an 6 on: February 25, 2016, 08:27:42 PM
Yeah yet another re-release of Resident Evil 4. I can't wait to play it for the 500th time.  Roll Eyes

Here's an idea Capcom, why don't make a brand new RE that doesn't suck?
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Deadpool on: February 22, 2016, 04:42:03 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on February 21, 2016, 02:41:21 PM



I let it goat when I saw that Bullwinkle is like a pit bull with a bone in his mouth on this issue. No sense derailing any further.

Also, I still haven't seen Deadpool. I'm thinking about taking the kids, does anyone know if this is appropriate for a 6 year old?  icon_lol
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/23/16) on: February 22, 2016, 02:51:04 PM
As someone who actually liked the last FarCry I will eventually get it, but not until it hits $20 or so. Which Ubi games tend to do within months of release.
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