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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 23, 2015, 09:58:56 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 23, 2015, 09:01:40 PM

Agreed if you are playing on normal difficulty.  If you are on Hard or Dark, you will want to loot everything and harvest every plant as you have to afford healing items and potions instead of getting a free heal via meditation. 

I'm playing on Blood and Bones, and harvesting plants is more or less worthless as a way of earning money. Just ignore them beyond the stuff you actually need.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 23, 2015, 08:49:43 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 23, 2015, 02:46:36 PM

Put in a couple more hours last night, and it has finally clicked.  Took me a while, but I finally figured out the map and quest structure and have started to get the hang of combat.  I still hate Geralt's clunky movement (especially when indoors), doubly so on the horse, triply so underwater.  I've also had some quest wonkiness, such as the one where I was apparently supposed to chase someone on my horse after a cut scene, but I immediately got a "Quest Failed" message the moment the cutscene ended.

My big question is about gathering materials and looting chests/sacks/chests/etc.  There is SO much...stuff, how do we tell what's important?  Is it like Skyrim where every sack and barrel is full but you can ignore most of it, or should you be trying to gather from every plant you see?  I'm kinda just ignoring it for now, as it would drive me nuts otherwise.

Loot anything you can, but you don't have to go out of your way to loot plants. You only need a few of those in most cases, so only seek them out when you're looking for something for your alchemy.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 23, 2015, 06:28:42 AM
Funny we should talk about winter right now, because the previews for next episode make it look like winter will hit the entire North, or at least both the Wall and Winterfell, this week.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 23, 2015, 06:26:27 AM
I'm using the suspend feature on the PS4 for The Witcher 3 myself, and yesterday was the first time I ran into problems. The bug happened more than an hour after resuming from suspend mode though. If there is a relation to that feature at all, I would suspect that it is in the form of a memory leak in the game itself, one that it is unable to fix if you don't actually restart the game itself from time to time.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 22, 2015, 08:29:14 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 22, 2015, 07:16:37 PM

These are reasons I just never use the game suspend mode on either console.  It's not rock solid and the saved time doesn't make up for the potential headaches and lost time with bugs and corrupt data.

What makes you think this has anything to do with suspend mode? I've had my PS4 on suspend constantly since that feature was introduced and never had any problems beyond Bloodborne logging me out of the server, which is as designed. Some people have trouble reliably getting into rest mode, but not to the point where it causes data corruption. I've heard plenty of people struggle with the Xbox One suspend mode on the other hand, though I don't have any personal experience with it.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 22, 2015, 07:07:23 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 22, 2015, 06:49:18 PM

I have had the 'you cannot save at this time' message before, but no idea if was the same issue as I don't know if I saved after that or reloaded.  On PS4

That message is normal and can show up if you're trying to save while the game is already saving, or if you're in the middle of a mission. The point where I got it was in the middle of a mission, so I didn't think much of it (except that the mission was damned hard and took me through two hard fights in a row with no chance to save), except when it got to a point where I was free to do what I wanted again, it still wouldn't save. I activated the next stage of the quest, assuming that it still considered it to be active, and when I died during that stage, I got the symptoms above.

I assume the reason this message is tied to the bug is most likely because the game's save procedure crashes in the background, so whenever you try to save after that, the game is told that you're already saving simply because the last attempt didn't finish properly.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 22, 2015, 06:48:38 PM
This happened to me with the PS4 version right now. I couldn't save while playing the hardest quest I've encountered in the game yet, which was incredibly frustrating. It eventually autosaved, and when I later died and tried to reload the last save, it told me it was corrupt. The game wouldn't close, and the PS4 wouldn't turn off without holding the power button and later scanning the HD.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 22, 2015, 03:19:54 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 22, 2015, 03:15:29 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on May 22, 2015, 02:47:22 PM

Well, this is probably an incredibly subjective question, but has anyone seen a comparison of this game vs. Dragon Age: Inquisition as it relates to 'time to complete' ?

Main Story I thought I read 40 hrs....   Anyway, with optional content and side quest I can see 100+.  I just got to Velen and the map is HUGE!!!  Puts some of those maps in DA:I to shame

And The Witcher 3 isn't filled with pointless MMO-style quests.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 22, 2015, 07:11:32 AM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on May 22, 2015, 05:19:10 AM

Quote from: rittchard on May 21, 2015, 04:58:52 PM

Winter has been coming for five seasons lol, just how long does it take to come?

If I remember the book correctly, "winter" isn't a something that lasts 1/4 of a year but may last many years. Similarly, their "summer" may last multiple years (I think they referenced at some point that the current summer was the longest they can remember - maybe 10/15 years? - meaning that they expect a long winter as well). So when they say "winter is coming" they don't necessarily mean it's coming in a few months.

I think Bran has never seen winter during his lifetime, which is why Old Nan calls him "sweet summer child". That says a lot about how long this particular summer has lasted. I fully expect winter to hit the North this season, based on the hints that have been dropped by Stannis lately. I believe the first snows have even hit King's Landing at this point in the books, though I might be remembering wrong.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 20, 2015, 08:27:30 PM

Quote from: Fireball on May 20, 2015, 04:47:35 PM

Sadly, the show has become bad fan fiction. It's George R. R. Martin's fault for not getting the books out in a timely manner, but the quality of the story has collapsed since the writers began broadly making stuff up as they went.

You're putting the cart before the horse. GRRM described on his blog this week why the changes have become bigger in this season, and it's not because the writers don't know where things are heading. GRRM has told them everything they need to know about upcoming events. This is a result of the infamous butterfly effect, where choices made earlier in the adaption mean that certain plot points at this stage in the story need to be adjusted to make sense. It's also a result of them keeping their primary actors busy. Them not knowing the story is both false and not a factor.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 20, 2015, 11:35:38 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 20, 2015, 11:12:02 AM

Still getting used to some of the spell changes Yrden , my favorite spell, seems to been nerfed as I can't tell what's it's doing when I use it.

Yrden creates a magical circle where you're standing. Any enemies stepping into that circle are slowed, which gives you a mobility advantage. You can also use Yrden to drag wraiths into the material world, which strips them of their regular defenses.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: May 20, 2015, 04:28:09 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on May 20, 2015, 03:52:08 AM

And with your Theon point, look at it this way, imagine every time a male character got into danger they were castrated or nearly castrated, that's sort of what's started going on with the show with rape.  If next week Jon Snow got violently castrated, then Tyrion a few weeks later you'd probably start to think, hey WTF?

Are you implying that rape is a common occurrence in this show? Can you cite examples? The Cersei and Jaime scene was consensual in the script, but came out wrong on the screen. It was never meant to depict rape, and the actors themselves got confused at the reaction. The only outright rapes I can remember right now happened during the Dothraki sacking of a village in season 1, and that was turned into a plot point about women in general (and Daenerys in particular) standing up for their gender.

Rape is very common in the books, like in the real medieval ages during wartime, even if you don't see it "on-screen". It's been mostly glossed over in the show.

Edit: Remembered the attempted mass rape of Sansa during the King's Landing riots of season 2, though that was interrupted before it could start.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 20, 2015, 04:21:15 AM
I strongly recommend Blood and Broken Bones as the default difficulty level for those who've played The Witcher 2 or the Souls games. It feels just right. I've managed to play through the entire prologue on that level now, up to and including the great beast you hunt in the beginning.

The major differences between the normal difficulty and this one (which we'll call Hard) is that you earn less XP, enemies hit harder, and you no longer regenerate vitality while meditating (use food and things like the Swallow potion).
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Witch r you buying this week? (5/19) on: May 18, 2015, 05:07:33 AM
That's a lot of brave launches during the same week as The Witcher 3. I almost pity them. Tongue

I'm getting The Witcher 3 for PS4.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 15, 2015, 08:44:45 PM
For what it's worth, a developer claims that the PS4 version will see an improvement of 3-5 fps on average with the day 1 patch compared to what the reviewers were seeing.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: May 13, 2015, 07:51:29 PM
They were the last of the big ones to fall to evil, but boy did they fall in the end. Even EA comes off as the good guys these days thanks to Ubisoft's efforts.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: May 13, 2015, 07:45:00 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on May 12, 2015, 08:50:43 PM

I don't really care about it having innovative features, I was referring more to bug fixes and non-disastrous launches. I would hope Unity taught them a lesson about squashing bugs sooner rather than later.

Ah, well that has a higher chance of happening, though I strongly doubt it. The number of people working on these games is so enormous and operating under such time pressure that effective bug hunting is really, really hard. Still, it could happen.

The first strike is against Ubisoft in the "did they learn from the last game" department though. Witness the firepower of these fully armed and operational four special editions! I mean, in case anyone was holding out hope that it would be possible to own the entire game.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: May 12, 2015, 08:48:13 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on May 12, 2015, 07:58:55 PM

The setting definitely appeals to me more than a lot of recent AC games. I'm hoping they've learned their lesson from Unity and it will be a marked improvement like Black Flag was. They seem to be falling into a "every other release is good" pattern like Windows.

It doesn't really matter much if they learned their lesson from Unity, at least not for this particular release. If they plan to release this game this year, it needs to be feature complete and locked down really soon so that they can start balancing, polishing, adding content and bug fixing. There aren't many sweeping changes a studio can do to a game's design in the 6 months before feature lock.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 12, 2015, 02:06:47 PM
The first reviews are ticking in, and it's getting some insane review scores, including a 10/10 from Gamespot and 9.8/10 from GameTrailers.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Castlevania successor) on: May 12, 2015, 07:31:08 AM

Quote from: Kurt Stevens on May 12, 2015, 02:08:45 AM

Read an article on this.  Got excited and went to kickstarter and then saw it wasn't due until 2017.  I'll wait until its released and pick up then. 

Were you expecting it sooner? Game development rarely takes less than 2 years, and usually takes around 3. If a Kickstarter promises to get a game out within a year or so, that's when you should be worried.

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 11, 2015, 09:35:38 PM

I really wish they hadn't gone with the manga/anime style characters.  That's a huge turn off for me, to the point where I would avoid it altogether.

You have no idea how much I agree with that statement, in general. Castlevania has numbed me though. I long ago stopped caring about the graphical style and the story in these games, and instead just focus on the gameplay. These guys couldn't write a good story if their lives depended on it, and their idea of "gothic art" is highly questionable, but I can live with it.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 11, 2015, 07:56:40 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on May 11, 2015, 07:40:55 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 11, 2015, 06:03:57 PM


And before anyone throws themselves into the defense of preorders right now, ask yourselves this: What products beyond games do you buy before they are done and tested, based on the creator's controlled marketing efforts alone? Movies? Nope. You get reviews of those first. Physical goods? Please.

Umm the Apple watch?  Or any new Apple product really and they are much more expensive than a game.  And yes I'm part of The Witcher III million gamer march.

Apple fans are in a class of their own though, and have always been. I'll never understand it. It's more like a religion than capitalism.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Castlevania successor) on: May 11, 2015, 07:22:49 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 11, 2015, 07:10:17 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 11, 2015, 06:48:26 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on May 11, 2015, 06:39:53 PM

Isn't backing a kickstarter kind of like pre-ordering ninja

No.
I would love to read your reasons for why not?  

I am not trolling you btw.  

I answered this in the Witcher 3 thread earlier, and I'd rather not have this thread derailed into a needless discussion about the merits of Kickstarter. Here's what I wrote in that thread:

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I'm also not against crowdfunding. The difference between crowdfunding and preorders is that the former is a necessity to even get a product created in the first place, while the latter makes no difference in that regard. One does positive things for the games industry (just look at the fantastic Kickstarter games we've received over the last few years), while the other does negative things.

I don't consider you to be trolling. Anyone taking the discussion from the Witcher 3 thread into this one just to "make a joke" or be clever, don't. That's trolling.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Castlevania successor) on: May 11, 2015, 06:48:26 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on May 11, 2015, 06:39:53 PM

Isn't backing a kickstarter kind of like pre-ordering ninja

No.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 11, 2015, 06:43:40 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on May 11, 2015, 06:27:50 PM

I see Tilt's point, but this is one company that I think deserves my pre-order "vote".

This is probably one of the worst games I could have picked to make a stand about if the purpose was to gather support for my case, but it just irked me way too much when I saw CDPR celebrate the preorders in public, with the playerbase celebrating along with them.

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To reply to your message about other things people preorder, the answer is..... Cars. A LOT more expensive, unknown quality, and it flies in the face of the "never buy a first year production run" adage.

I've admittedly never bought a car, so I'm not entirely sure about the process. I would think cars are more of a known quantity though, right? While the comfort and overall production quality may vary, you pretty much know what you're going to get even if you order it months before it's ready. Am I wrong?

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I'm assuming you are against early access games also?

Not against the concept as such, only against the blatant abuse of early access that many amateur developers are doing. Early access can be a great thing in the right hands. Take Darkest Dungeon for example, a game that was truly playable AND fun, to the point where many felt it could have been released as a full product already, even if it was missing tons of features. With early access, you also have the luxury of gathering actual player impressions before making your purchase, so if the product is total crap, it's your own fault if you buy it and then regret it.

I'm also not against crowdfunding. The difference between crowdfunding and preorders is that the former is a necessity to even get a product created in the first place, while the latter makes no difference in that regard. One does positive things for the games industry (just look at the fantastic Kickstarter games we've received over the last few years), while the other does negative things.

Edit: Guys, I apologize for derailing the thread with this stuff. To my defense, CDPR started this conversation for all practical purposes. For the record, I'm very excited about The Witcher 3 and will be eagerly devouring reviews tomorrow. If they are good, I will have few issues preordering. At that point we have a much better idea of what we're getting. Most games don't give us the luxury of preordering after reviews though.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Kickstarter] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Castlevania successor) on: May 11, 2015, 06:33:13 PM
It's been teased for a while now, but Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was just announced. It's by the creator of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and is a love letter to that franchise. It'll be coming out on PS4, Xbox One and PC in March 2017 based on the Kickstarter page, but as with all Kickstarters, expect delays.

I'm a huge fan of the Metroidvania genre of games, and I love the Castlevania games in particular, warts and all. This is an easy Kickstarter for me to back, as I've been waiting for a new game in the franchise (disregarding Lords of Shadow) for several years.

The developers have already secured an investor, but they need to use Kickstarter to prove that there is demand for this kind of game.

26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 11, 2015, 06:03:57 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 11, 2015, 05:00:37 PM

Or, people want to make a statement that they are willing to support a game and a developer who doesn't pull the same pre-order shenanigans that almost every other company does.  CDPR  is not offering different in game content depending on who you buy from, only physical goodies or digital for GoG/Steam.  None of this exclusive quests/weapons/armors like most retailers.  They have also committed to a lot of free DLC at and after launch.  This is a a stance I and many others get behind and want to show them and the industry how we want pre-orders to be structured.  

Tell me, how exactly are people making this "statement"? By preordering? The only message CDPR is getting from that is "these guys preordered". Why did people preorder, they might ask. Who knows? All they can do is speculate. In the meantime, other companies are looking at these 1,000,000 preorders and thinking "holy fuck, I need to get me some of these!" They were just told that preorders work, and that companies who don't get this amount of them just aren't adding enough incentives. Hello day 1 DLC, "free" for preorders! Hello season passes for DLC content that they're going to tell you about sometime in the future, but you sure as hell need to buy it now while it's hot!

They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Your "statement" just built a 6-lane highway of good intentions. Destination: Hell.

Look, CDPR is a great company that has a good track record of, uh... two games. Both were wildly different for their genre, and the first one is commonly shit upon today when people look back on it (though I still love it). This third one is even more different and going into dangerous new territory (huge open world, a pretty solid warning signal for any game franchise). Is it going to be a great game? Very likely, and we'll know for sure tomorrow. Right now though? You're paying money for a product that isn't out, without knowing anything about its actual quality beyond what the developer has spoon-fed you.

Preorders are seriously hurting the industry right now. There's a plethora of good articles and YouTube videos about this. For anyone who's new to the concept that preorders are bad, I recommend using Google for a bit. Others have made this point already in much better ways than I might be able to do here, so I'm not even going to try.

And before anyone throws themselves into the defense of preorders right now, ask yourselves this: What products beyond games do you buy before they are done and tested, based on the creator's controlled marketing efforts alone? Movies? Nope. You get reviews of those first. Physical goods? Please.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 11, 2015, 04:34:56 PM
They're celebrating one million preorders for this game right now, and that just makes me sad. This game could be the best game ever, and CD PROJEKT RED has a well-deserved good reputation, but people are still handing over money for a product they have no idea whether or not will be awesome, great, good, mediocre, or plain bad.

A million preorders is cause for the industry to bow its head in shame and sorrow. This is what our hobby has degenerated into, and it's not looking like it's going to become better any time soon.

Preorders will be fine in two days, after the reviews have been allowed to sink in. At that point the preorder is justified. Right now though, this is a dark day for gaming, and that it's being celebrated makes it even darker.

To those of you who preorder games blindly: Shame on you!
28  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 09, 2015, 09:31:25 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 09, 2015, 09:14:54 PM

When a table is served for countries to sit at and eat dinner, the USA gets one seat. Europe, as used by Hepcat's original post, takes up 50 of them (with 6 foldup chairs for the partially recognized).

Succinctly put. And you can be sure those 50 European seats are going to bicker at each other all evening.
29  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 09, 2015, 06:23:32 PM
You have a presidential election, with a single person elected who oversees the entire nation. You have two huge political parties that everyone identifies themselves with in some way or another (even if only in a "I don't vote for either" way) and which produces huge, huge fissures between your own people. I must admit I really don't care about your individual state's politics (is "infrastate" really the right word for this? Google doesn't seem to think so) because they don't matter to anyone outside of the US, much like you guys don't care about Norwegian counties and their politics for the same reasons.

Yes, individual counties have individual elections, leadership, police forces, budgets, minor political parties, and even laws. How many of you guys can honestly say you knew this? This is why, when Americans point to their individual states as if they're somehow a unique concept, the rest of us get a little baffled.

Europe is a rag-tag collection of individual countries, not states or counties. While the EU imposes a few overhanging laws and restrictions, not all of Europe is part of that organization. Each individual European country's foreign policies is extremely relevant to other countries, and yes, that includes the USA. Each individual American state's policies means squat to other countries.

You claim the dynamics are similar. I refuse to accept that notion. Europe is not a comparable entity to the USA in political terms (though the EU as an organization has superficial, conceptual likenesses when you squint and turn your head a little, and only when participating in foreign politics as that organization and not individual countries). Can you honestly say that Texas (to pick one of your larger states) compares in any way, shape, or form to the country of Germany politically?

But yes, I do understand that each individual state's politics are important to Americans. That's how it usually is. My county's elections are important to my daily life as well. The balance between country and states (or counties) is an ongoing topic in all parts of the world, one where the scales shift constantly. The real difference between our countries when it comes to this topic is that the USA's internal politics are more visible to the rest of the world due to your massive media exposure, but that doesn't mean we understand it (or even have to).

Hey, you guys complained about a lack of political discussions, so I'm making one.  icon_razz
30  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 08, 2015, 03:44:58 PM
Italy and Ukraine do not represent Europe, in a similar way to how Texas doesn't represent the USA. It can be kind of jarring to be a European and see people (Americans in particular) talk about the continent as if it's a single country. In some ways I wish it was, but it's clearly not. The differences between individual European countries can be anywhere from tiny to immense.

I actually find US politics to be incredibly hostile, even skirting on the edge of civil violence at times, compared to most European countries whose political systems I'm familiar with. The Scandinavian countries, for example, are built around the concept of political cooperation. It's very difficult to gain political power (and even more difficult to hold it) without compromise and cooperation, which forces the parties to find common ground. A single political party rarely holds power alone, but must find allies willing to support them in exchange for getting a few of their most important goals through. Voting for a tiny party that is unlikely to gain more than 5-10% of the total vote is still worthwhile because they can become part of such a coalition and still hold some power that ideally matches the number of votes they have.

The American system was built with similar principles in mind, but focused on two parties. However, over the last decade it has become a dark shadow of what it was supposed to be, and it's kind of depressing to watch it happen. The illustration USMC Kato linked to above shouldn't have been accurate but is, and that sucks. The two parties seem more concerned with proving the other wrong and throwing blame than to actually accomplish anything at all.

I hope I don't come off as trying to pick a fight here. The opportunity to compare the US political systems to others comes up far too rarely around here, and I find it a fascinating topic considering the developments since the 9/11 attacks.
31  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 08, 2015, 02:59:03 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 08, 2015, 01:13:25 PM

Throw in an actual fistfight or a shooting and you have European and Asian politics. 

Since when did Europe and Asia become countries? With elections?
32  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's been a full month without any new R&P Discussions on: May 07, 2015, 08:49:49 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 25, 2015, 12:49:42 AM



Specifically: American politics. Tongue
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GoG Galaxy? on: May 06, 2015, 03:09:02 PM

Quote from: frost on May 06, 2015, 12:15:10 AM

I get why they're doing it, but i hope it won't complicate the way their system works now, which is drm free and easy. 

Why would it complicate things? I would be surprised if it doesn't simplify the whole process instead.

This is a good move by GOG, and I'm looking forward to see how this works out.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oculus Rift Consumer Version releasing in Q1 2016 on: May 06, 2015, 03:06:47 PM
Oculus is finally talking about the Oculus Rift CV again, and this time it's because they're ramping up towards release. The CV will be released in Q1 2016 and will be heavily based on the Crescent Bay prototype.

We don't know much else about it right now, but they are promising to release much more info in the coming weeks, including eagerly anticipated stuff like the exclusive Rift games and experiences we've known nothing about except that they were being made.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm excited, even if I do have a DK2 already. smile



35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: May 05, 2015, 06:59:57 PM
All in all though, this game is a cakewalk compared to another game in the same genre: Guacamelee! Now that is difficult.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: May 05, 2015, 05:22:05 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on May 05, 2015, 04:57:15 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 05, 2015, 01:52:08 PM

It's pretty much impossible to win these sequences on your first few tries.
I think I had better luck with those than most people because I played Rayman Legends extensively.  They are very reminiscent of the chase levels from that.  I finished most of Oriís on my 2nd or 3rd attempts.  That last chase level is ridiculous though.

I've played that too, and the Rayman levels don't have the same gotchas. It's the second one that is the worst though. At several points the roof will collapse, and unless you already know it's going to happen and where you have to be to avoid it, you're dead. The last one's biggest gotchas come in the form of hard to anticipate objectives.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: May 05, 2015, 01:52:08 PM
I finished the game on Sunday, and found it to be very enjoyable. It's the kind of storytelling that would suit a full-length animated movie very well, and the music is stunning.

Two annoyances: There's a point in the game where you have to 100% an area before leaving it, or you'll be unable to 100% the game itself since you aren't allowed to return. You aren't given a warning. Additionally, I found the escape sequences a bit annoying. The lack of checkpoints combined with a large amount of "gotcha" moments was problematic. Either of those alone would have been okay, but once you combine them the game becomes very frustrating. You're essentially forced to replay these sections over and over until you learn by heart where the gotchas are so you can avoid them. It's pretty much impossible to win these sequences on your first few tries.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/5) on: May 04, 2015, 06:00:32 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 04, 2015, 03:39:16 PM

Think fruit Ninja with zombies. Ugh.

Just when you think they've run into genres to put zombies into... Tongue
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/5) on: May 04, 2015, 05:03:39 AM
Considering the quality of last year's Wolfenstein, I'm sure The Old Blood will be great. Probably getting that on PS4.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: May 02, 2015, 08:04:15 AM
Looks like this one finally got patched on PC. Now I can actually sit down and play the game without being afraid of losing all my progress.
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