Quote from: Gratch on November 29, 2014, 02:42:39 AM
Best part of the Hinterlands is revisiting with a level 15 party and wiping the floor with everything that was kicking your ass at the start of the game.
So Blackwall just...left. No idea why, as I hadn't received any messages that he "greatly disapproved" with anything I'd done. There was an indicator to go talk with him last time I got back to Skyhold, which I did. Told him I was glad he was part of the Inquisition, and he agreed. Went back to the throne room and started equipping my characters with some new gear, and he was simply gone. Jumped to a new area, and there's a big X through his card and he's not a selectable character anymore. He wasn't a huge loss party-wise, as I didn't use him very often. However, it sure would have been nice to have at least some gorram indication that was going to happen.
Thankfully, I picked up someone that more than made up for it...
Spoiler for Hiden:
I swear, I'd pay good money simply to hear Claudia Black read the phone book.
I also had the bug where the dialog wheel stops showing up, which required two PS4 reboots. I've found that anytime my subtitles disappear, it's a pretty good indicator that the game is going to either crash back to the dashboard or bug out with the dialog wheel pretty soon.
you didn't check the stable where he liked to stay? there's a clue there
Quote from: SkyLander on November 28, 2014, 05:37:34 PM
I believe Rebels is canon and there is an episode with the academy for training stormtroopers.
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Within the new regime, the clone troopers—now known as stormtroopers—were placed under the guidance of Imperial officers and governors instead. As the clones' accelerated aging process began causing their skills to deteriorate, they were replaced by non-clone volunteers and conscripts.
Quote from: rittchard on November 25, 2014, 12:29:49 AM
Spoiler for Hiden:
The Redcliffe time travel plotline with the Tevinter mages was simply fantastic, so epic it felt like it should be the finale and not just a bump in the beginning of the game!
There are minor nits I have with the interface, and minor things such as not being able to romance Cullen (boooooo), plus I'm getting some stuttering hiccups now and my fans are going wild trying to run the gorgeous graphics, but all in all its worth it.
You get some justice when you make it to Skyhold
Spoiler for Hiden:
I made him Tranquil which pissed Dorian off
Thanks, Turtle. I figured as much.. I'll just reboot the game more often
Btw, having to quest for the advanced classes suck and I suggest as soon as the opportunity opens up do the War Table quest to open it up. Sadly, the advance class I chose appears to be over-powered with people posting vids of soloing dragaon as an Knight Enchanter
Quote from: Travis on November 20, 2014, 06:30:37 PM
Quote from: Soulchilde on November 20, 2014, 02:09:15 PM
also ran into a Rift with a very high level demon at least for the area I'm in
Is that the rift around the horse area? If so, my party died several times to the point of frustration. That's when I figured I must have wandered too far, although the horse quest is one of the first two you get. I guess the feeling this is more like an elder scrolls would be accurate.
Quote from: Gratch on November 20, 2014, 06:26:26 AM
Quote from: naednek on November 20, 2014, 03:10:20 AM
Gratch likes a game? TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF THAT POST!
When the game gets into story mode, I really like it. Bioware has never steered me wrong in that department.
I'm not nearly as fond of the "get a new quest every 3 steps" dynamic that the open world brings though. It's the main reason why open world games don't generally click with me...jury is still out on this one.
I agree about the amount of quest you can pick up, but what I'm finding is that most of them are quickly completed at least in the Hinterlands. Btw, ran into my first Dragon and it didn't go well, so I will just avoid that area and come back later and I also ran into a Rift with a very high level demon at least for the area I'm in
Played a bit this morning and I think I should have went PC instead of XB1.. Noticeable stutters at times, but my main issue is controls. I probably would have preferred PC instead, but I loathe to install Origin.
Anyway, pretty good so far I missed a conversation with Solas as we were traveling he asked me about living as a Dalish and my conversation tree appeared and it was greyed out and I couldn't select an answer. Eventually he remarked something like "Well, be silent then" Has anyone run into this? "
I've been contemplating on buying a Nexus 9 but every time I get close to pulling the trigger I can't find one good reason I'll use it above my phone or my current 4 year old Win 7 laptop which is my primary couch machine.
Jump on N4G and throw some comments in there? It helps us expand our audience by pushing our review up the ranks. It also, obviously, has our review in it. 4000 words, a video review, a side-by-side comparison, and 90 minutes of multiplayer isn't easy to cobble together on a deadline.
Ron I told you I was a bit envious when I saw you playing this on the XB1... oh gosh,.. I guess I need to pre-order this now
Quote from: farley2k on November 07, 2014, 02:05:04 PM
Quote from: Lee on November 06, 2014, 10:27:21 PM
So you think this sounds useful? Especially for that price point? I am really curious about who would want this and why. What does it offer that you think you might use daily, while not annoying everyone else you live with? I use Siri when I am driving because it is handy. I will use "Hey Siri" when my phone is plugged in occasionally, but I don't really have a regular use for it. Siri has never made me think that I would want a device that just does this.
Even if the music part was nice, it better have great sound, which for that price and a single speaker, it doesn't appear to. How is it in any way better than a Sonos for playing cloud music?
From an investing point of view this seems completely nuts. Amazon drains money like a sieve year after year. They put out the phone, showing they have no idea what they are doing or what their customers want, so of course the phone bombs. Now this thing? Is there a demand for this thing? What does it solve for the buyer? Did the Xbox One Kinect do so well that it convinced them they needed to attempt to do the same thing for their own content?
Right now I have a little bluetooth speaker for when I want to stream music and I have to bring my phone from its normal place into the room where I want to listen to music.
I also have a radio next to it so I can get local stations.
It seems like this device does both those things, is always on and always ready for me to fire it up.
The Sonos device seems to be $199 so the Echo (for me as a prime member) is a bit cheaper.
Also unless I leave my phone on all the time - not sleeping I can't just say "Ok google" and get it to do stuff.
So I guess I think it doesn't solve any issues but it does wrap up several solutions in one convenient spot.
That's tecnically false... one of the recent Google updates will enable always on for Google Now, but it will only work will on the charger
Quote from: TiLT on November 03, 2014, 07:03:29 PM
Quote from: Soulchilde on November 03, 2014, 06:57:55 PM
I think I understand your complaint, but you don't think the player should be the hero instead of a NPC?
That's the exact opposite of my point. I don't think the NPCs should constantly tell you what to do, including who to fire upon and when. This game is essentially like a huge, glorified quicktime event. You have no agency, and only exist in the campaign to aim and to click buttons when the game tells you to. Tactics are mostly wasted as the NPCs tell you what to do and what to use at pretty much all times.
Let's put it like this: If you joined a squad of elite soldiers and one of the soldiers in that squad kept constantly telling one particular other soldier in that same squad what to do, even including things they've drilled on and practiced for years, wouldn't you get a little worried?
Quote from: TiLT on November 03, 2014, 06:07:27 PM
I have no intention of buying this game, but I've been watching a Let's Play on YouTube since I want to see Spacey in action. Don't get your hopes up about the story. It's beyond stupid (jaw-droppingly so at times), as is the setting itself. Spacey is brilliant as always though, and the spectacle is over the top as always. The graphics are also quite beautiful for the first time in years for this particular series of games.
Edit: Also, the way the game constantly tells the player what to do is quite patronizing. Watching the story unfold without having to actually play it, it becomes blindingly obvious how NPCs keep telling the player every single thing he has to do (use your EMP grenade! Find some cover! Aim for the tanks! Place the mine! Climb the wall!), while not even a single NPC receives similar instructions. Yet at the end of the day, it's always the player who's the hero for some reason. Go figure.
I think I understand your complaint, but you don't think the player should be the hero instead of a NPC? My main complaint about these games is the A.I. and how everyone enemy NPC focus fire on you instead of the entire squad.
Anyway, I'll probably pick this up next year for the SP when there's a gaming lull