http://gamingtrend.com
September 29, 2016, 06:59:37 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 95 96 [97] 98 99 ... 185
3841  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 30, 2012, 09:51:38 AM

Quote from: Razgon on May 30, 2012, 09:24:34 AM

That reminds me - The game tells me a lot about "Doing good deeds builds affinity with npcs", but it seems like this is a system that really wasn't implemented after all? I havent seen a single occurence of the system. The "Give gift" thing you can do as well to npcs is something that is absent from pretty much everywhere but the first area.

That system is referenced for the escort quests. They are described as a one-time chance to better your relationship with an NPC. Little did I know, the first time I did such a quest, that the NPCs you escort are people you actually interact with in cities. When an NPC died during an escort quest I was doing, I thought little of it. Now it turns out he's probably important in some way and I'll never find out what I'm going to miss with him gone.
3842  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 38 Studios/Big Huge Games Problems on: May 29, 2012, 03:46:06 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 29, 2012, 02:15:28 PM

I mean, honestly, the single player version of an MMO, that costs even more money to make, and isn't done yet only sells 1.2 copies? Then, the studio has already burned through large amounts of money?

There is nothing "only" about selling more than a million copies of a game. The only exceptions are for very established studios with recognizable brands. This was neither. By launching a brand new IP from an unknown company and expecting sales of at least 3 million, these guys really shot themselves in the foot. A million sales would be considered a great success for almost any other game (and was hailed as such for this game in the media). Someone fucked up management for this game. The red lights should have been blinking very early.

Then again, I'm of the opinion that any time someone suggests making an MMO, red lights should be flashing everywhere. That's a fine way to lose tons of money.
3843  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 29, 2012, 01:51:45 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 29, 2012, 01:10:45 PM

so do the enemy levels adjust to your character each time you enter the same area?..which would be pretty cool,and avoid the Oblivion problem

This game avoids the Oblivion problem by not having level scaling in the first place (someone correct me if I'm wrong). Thank god for that! Level scaling is one of the worst things that have happened to modern RPGs. Dragon's Dogma is much more like Gothic in that you'll be seriously challenged from the very beginning and will notice plenty of places you're way too weak to deal with, having to return there later when you've grown stronger. You'll also be able to cut through lower-leveled opponents when your own power grows, which can be satisfying.
3844  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 28, 2012, 08:19:42 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 28, 2012, 07:33:28 PM

Is there anywhere i can see what time it is?(in the game before you make some smartass comment CK  Tongue  )

I don't think so, no. I see this as a good thing. You really have to pay attention to the sun. It rises in the east and sets in the west. If you're heading underground or decide to go adventuring on an overcast day, best of luck to you! You'll need it. slywink

It's very immersive this way, which is why I like it. Coming out of a dungeon romp only to discover that the sun has gone down but that there's still a bit of daylight, resulting in a frantic race towards the nearest city, is a great experience.
3845  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/28) on: May 28, 2012, 01:41:25 PM
Max Payne 3 for PC. I'll probably get the Batman Arkham City DLC later.
3846  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 28, 2012, 12:02:11 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 28, 2012, 08:45:15 AM

I got to the big city last night(loved the escort mission to get there),but a bit disappointed in the actual city as it was very plain,but i have not had a proper look about yet,hopefully there will be some diversity

I messed up the timing for when I started the escort mission, so by the time I arrived at the city it was pitch black all around me and zombies were attacking the cart. I was glad to finally get to the destination.

The capital itself is filled with nooks and crannies. It feels authentic because of the way the streets have been designed. You'll definitely get lost in there, but you'll find useful stuff too, like important shops in tight alleyways.
3847  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 28, 2012, 07:41:01 AM
The checkpoint saves happen when you rest at an inn or touch a rift stone btw. Nice to keep in mind.
3848  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 28, 2012, 06:28:09 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 27, 2012, 08:58:08 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 27, 2012, 08:33:40 PM


You always have two saves: Your regular saves and autosaves are joined into one. The game additionally keeps an extra save for whenever you reach a checkpoint, such as acquiring a quest. You should always have a choice between loading the regular save and the checkpoint, though I haven't tried reloading without having died first. If the normal menus don't give you the choice, just die somewhere and you can choose to continue from your last save.


so i saved it in town then went out to the beach at night and danced in the fire while getting hit by Goblins so i could die,it gave me two options

Retry-reload from the last time you saved it<<that's the info it displays when you highlight 'retry'
from last checkpoint-from the last checkpoint(i had no idea when this checkpoint would be with autosaves not actually being the checkpoint)

so i selected retry and it loaded me on the road where the beach was...not where i saved it,and as far as i am aware i did not see an autosave at that point either...i just can't figure this shit out

You know, this stuff is clearly written in the manual. Tongue Let me quote it:

Quote from: Manual
Autosave: This game has an autosave feature. Your progress will automatically be saved when you enter a new area, finish an event, or when the details of a quest are updated.
3849  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 27, 2012, 08:33:40 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 27, 2012, 07:37:38 PM

can anyone tell me what the friggin' hell is the point of the auto save when it just doesn't work?

It autosaved at least a dozen times,and then i died...

(well,i didn't die but my damn group of pawns decided to go twat something that was way out of their league leaving me on a ledge high above,and it was all of them that died..i think the situation went something like: Pawn-'ooh there are lizards down there' everyone of my pawns jump down,i shout wait(IRL),and they all die)

...so i 'reload checkpoint' only to find that it reloads 2 hrs before..what's that about?,are the messages on screen saying 'saving' when entering villages or dungeons just for show then?

You always have two saves: Your regular saves and autosaves are joined into one. The game additionally keeps an extra save for whenever you reach a checkpoint, such as acquiring a quest. You should always have a choice between loading the regular save and the checkpoint, though I haven't tried reloading without having died first. If the normal menus don't give you the choice, just die somewhere and you can choose to continue from your last save.
3850  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: May 25, 2012, 05:28:49 AM
Are those the new version of the Chrysalid? It certainly looked that way from how they infected humans, who later turned into new aliens.

Also, Wilhelm Scream at the end there. slywink
3851  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 23, 2012, 02:08:54 PM

Quote from: The Grue on May 23, 2012, 02:07:03 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 23, 2012, 10:53:39 AM

Quote from: The Grue on May 22, 2012, 08:12:30 PM

Well, I was enjoying Nightmare mode until Act 2, when suddenly it got stupid hard for me.  Gotta figure out a good skill combo or something, but later, because I am too angry right now.  Dying over and over isn't much fun. frown

Upgrade your gear.  Made a HUGE difference for me. 

The problem is I am getting shitty drops that I can't use.  Can you tell me what you focused on for gear?  I am playing a DH and seem to always get barbarian and witch doctor loot.

Then sell the loot to barbarians and witch doctors and buy something you like at the AH. That's what it's there for. smile It seems pretty clear to me so far that the loot drops have been designed for use with the AH in this game. In Diablo 2 you would almost always find useful loot for your class and build, but in Diablo 3 you have no such guarantee.
3852  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Castlevania: Mirror of Faith (rumor) on: May 22, 2012, 08:36:55 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 22, 2012, 06:33:04 AM

the next entry for the Castlevania series will supposedly be revealed at E3, this time for the 3DS.  seems kinda odd, after the reception that Lords of Shadow got you'd think they'd focus on making a follow up to that right away instead of going back to the handheld arena.

If this continues in the tradition of the DS games, they're dirt cheap to develop. They keep reusing art assets and gameplay mechanics with only a slight evolution for every game.
3853  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 2 is Here on: May 22, 2012, 06:24:42 AM

Quote from: corruptrelic on May 22, 2012, 01:29:19 AM

I'm loving season 2 so far, although the lack of action is definitely noticeable.
If they're going to make the episodes all about talking, scheming, back stabbing, and politics then we really need 2 hour episodes as they go by way too fast.

If you're watching Game of Thrones and expecting action, then you're better off with something like Spartacus to be honest. GoT is a political drama through and through. There isn't really supposed to be any focus on action, not in the books and not in the series. Episode 9 will be the exception to the rule, but don't expect any similar episodes for several seasons after this one. This show is all about talking, scheming, backstabbing and politics.
3854  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Dragon's Dogma on: May 22, 2012, 06:19:15 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 22, 2012, 04:50:15 AM

I install every game so no prob here. 

Even with the game installed to the HD, the difference between the two versions is noticeable if I understood the reviewer correctly (in the comments section below the review).
3855  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 2 is Here on: May 21, 2012, 04:49:18 PM

Quote from: notrich on May 21, 2012, 01:38:01 AM

meanwhile... this episode has been cuntastic so far

I'm trying to figure out if that is good or bad... Tongue
3856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/21) on: May 21, 2012, 07:54:24 AM
I might get Dragon's Dogma for the PS3, but I'm awaiting more reviews first. The ones that have appeared seem to vary a lot in how much they liked/hated it. Metacritic has 7 reviews for the 360 version, ranging from a score of 86 to 60, with a Metascore of 76. The PS3 reviews on the same site (5 in total) range from 92 to 48, with an average of 79.
3857  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Centurylink 40 meg line - worth it? on: May 20, 2012, 06:37:51 PM
Can't speak for Comcast, but any upgrade from cable or DSL to fiber is a good upgrade in my eyes. I have a 60 Mbit fiber line myself, and it works much better than my old ADSL lines ever did.
3858  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 20, 2012, 09:17:58 AM

Quote from: Caine on May 20, 2012, 08:00:43 AM

I keep trying to increase my X killed with one hit record. 

There are achievements for killing plenty of monsters in one hit. I got one during Act IV for killing more than 30 monsters in one blow, and another for killing more than 20 of the same type that way.
3859  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Origin Waiving Distribution Fee for 90 Days for Crowdsourced Games on: May 19, 2012, 06:11:08 AM

Quote from: heloder on May 19, 2012, 03:08:31 AM

"Publishers" doesn't really mean an awful lot. Valve is a publisher. GOG.com is a publisher. If you mean Ye Olde Video Game Publishers like EA, then...why?

I mean traditional video game publishers that are part of the entire process, not just the actual publishing of the finished game. Otherwise almost every indie developer would also be a publisher. Valve and GOG only cover bringing finished games to the market, while a real publisher provides funding for development, builds developer studios, provides tools and manpower, covers marketing, and so on.
3860  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: May 18, 2012, 10:08:38 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 18, 2012, 09:26:09 PM

the main story will be 100% solo.  so they're taking the Old Republic route it seems:

I'd argue that The Old Republic took the Lord of the Rings Online route, and there may be other MMOs that did the same before them too. Nowadays all the main story quests in LOTRO are solo, and I think it's partly because of the success of that approach that The Old Republic is designed the way it is.
3861  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Origin Waiving Distribution Fee for 90 Days for Crowdsourced Games on: May 18, 2012, 09:58:24 PM
The catch is probably Origin exclusivity. Even if it isn't, this smells of EA trying to pretend that they're part of the crowd funding movement, perhaps hoping to be able to claim that they were one of the pioneers behind it over time. There is no way in hell that EA is doing this out of charity. They want to earn money, and they want people to use Origin.

I think the publishers should know to stay the hell away from crowd funding and indie developers. They don't mix.
3862  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [Vita] Smart As on: May 17, 2012, 07:04:22 AM
I like puzzle games, but I strongly dislike "brain training", whatever the hell that means. Does anyone actually think they'll get smarter by playing that kind of thing for a few days? I remember when the first brain training games appeared and experts almost laughed at the concept that these games would somehow improve people's intelligence.
3863  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 17, 2012, 07:00:47 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 17, 2012, 04:19:32 AM

why do I always find the 25% extra XP shrines right after a big fight?  I just had 67 kills and just to the left of the area is one, all that bonus XP I could have had.

I've discovered that if you're tired of fighting and want a little break, all you have to do is activate an xp shrine. You'll magically never encounter any monsters over the next few minutes. slywink
3864  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 16, 2012, 01:34:03 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 16, 2012, 01:18:58 PM

This would be a whole lot easier on people if they stop even referring to it as 'single player'.  there IS NO SINGLE PLAYER MODE.  You can group with yourself and go solo, but it's still not single player mode.  More like an instanced MMO.  The mindset makes all the difference in frustration. It's not like you're playing Super Mario Bros and get disconnected right before you jump on the flag post.

I'm sorry, but that makes no sense. Playing Diablo 3 alone and without quick join is definitely a single player mode. I don't know what your definition is, but when you're playing a game for yourself where other players can't join, it's a single player game. By what I suspect is your definition, Diablo 2 would have been a pure multiplayer game too with how it handled checkpoints. Whether or not your game is on a server is irrelevant. If not, anything you'd play through services like OnLive would have been multiplayer, regardless of the game.
3865  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone read The Order of the Stick webcomic? on: May 16, 2012, 05:04:06 AM

Quote from: Arkon on May 15, 2012, 11:45:26 PM

The cut out monster miniatures are done

Actually, the first 1/4 of the monster miniatures are done. There will be one such pack for each "season".
3866  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 15, 2012, 07:41:28 PM
Here's a tip to avoid losing or not even gaining achievements in the first place: Make sure you always do a clean logout when you exit the game. In other words, choose Leave Game and then log out. Don't just quit. I don't know how accurate this tip is, but several people have reported that it works for them and it did fix my issue with achievements (though it wasn't retroactive, which means I lost several that I'll just have to go retake later).

Up to level 11 now. I think I'm a pretty slow player. I tend to explore every nook and cranny, talk to every NPC and look closely at equipment and game mechanics. It probably took me about 4-5 hours to get this far. Still, I haven't died even once as a Monk.

Edit: Now that I think about it, some of that time was spent dealing with technical issues such as logging in. So probably more like 3-4 hours then.
3867  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 15, 2012, 06:15:27 PM
This game has some surprisingly serious issues for a Blizzard game. There's at least one way to permanently lock you out of the game that has been found by now, and a lot of people (including me) are either losing plenty of achievements or not getting them in the first place. I just killed the skeleton king, but I've only received one achievement (much earlier in the game). I tried logging out to see if that helped, and now I can't get back in. Figures.
3868  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: More interesting kickstarter games on: May 15, 2012, 11:39:41 AM
It's not that it's hard to maintain (but that can be expensive too. Customer loyalty can be lost very quickly if stability is anything but exemplary), but that the initial development costs are dramatically higher than any other type of computer game.
3869  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: More interesting kickstarter games on: May 15, 2012, 10:59:58 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 15, 2012, 10:55:38 AM

Is everyone picturing WoW size or bust when they think MMO?  I don't see why you can't have big and small MMOs just as you would any other type of game. 

The costs for this kind of thing aren't linear. Building a game of half the size (relatively speaking) as WoW doesn't mean it costs half as much to develop. Even if someone tries to develop a small MMO they'll need a considerable amount of customers to stay afloat, or at least serious customer loyalty (like EVE Online has).
3870  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: More interesting kickstarter games on: May 15, 2012, 10:38:43 AM

Quote from: EddieA on May 15, 2012, 07:31:22 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 15, 2012, 04:12:02 AM

I would be doubly wary of anyone Kickstarting an MMO, especially one that thinks they only need $50k to do it.  That's not even one year's salary for a single mid-level programmer, and MMO's are not quick or easy to develop.  At all.

It looks like the $50K is going to be used to produce a short tech demo in order to get publishers interested in funding the actual game.  They're also producing an RPG book, and that's what you get for funding them.

Doesn't matter, IMHO. The following still stands:

Quote from: Turtle on May 15, 2012, 05:50:28 AM

Anyone with half-way decent business sense would not be trying to make an MMO at this point in the game.

The chance of these guys eventually succeeding is so small as to be virtually unmeasurable. There is no room for new MMOs in today's market (unless you have one hell of a licensed property, and Pathfinder isn't one. Hell, even that just marginally increases your chances at this point). At least they have a better chance than this guy.
3871  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 15, 2012, 05:02:06 AM
Just got up and played for a bit. Had no trouble logging in now. Since I never tried the beta, this is actually my first time playing the game in any form.
3872  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 10:41:58 PM
Bah, fuck it! I'm going to bed and getting up early instead. The login situation is just getting worse.
3873  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 10:32:03 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 14, 2012, 10:30:02 PM

watching a stream of a guy in EU trying to login, and he just accidentally typed his password in the username field  O_o

The cursor stays in the password field most of the time after a failed login, but it will randomly jump to the username field instead, making what you just said very likely to happen eventually.
3874  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 10:23:58 PM

Quote from: Covenant on May 14, 2012, 10:22:22 PM

Lucky bastard 

I wouldn't say that just yet. Over 20 minutes since launch and I've yet to go past the login window. At this rate I would have been better off just getting up early instead of staying up late.
3875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 10:18:57 PM

Quote from: Covenant on May 14, 2012, 10:16:09 PM

Tilt, where are you playing from that it's supposed to be available to you already?  Outside the states?

I would say so. I don't have much choice in the matter considering that I'm a Norwegian living in Norway. slywink
3876  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 10:05:56 PM
Aaand now that it's open it's impossible to log in. Got the error 37 thing we have been warned just means that we should try again, but the latest was a message about an unexpected outage for the server.

The irony is that all I want to do is to play single player. I won't ever play this game MP anyway.
3877  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 09:01:13 PM
One hour left...
3878  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Networks Start Revealing Fall 2012 TV Schedules on: May 14, 2012, 07:34:53 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 14, 2012, 12:44:37 PM


Looks pretty decent if you're willing to ignore all logic, all real physics, extreme stretches in the effects of social breakdown, supermodels EVERYWHERE with clean clothes and whitened teeth 15 years after the apocalypse, and the blatant fact that J.J. Abrams is essentially just throwing mystery dramas at the screen in order to see if he can make one stick and become the new Lost.

In other words, it actually looks pretty crap. Sorry.
3879  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield 'Elite' rival to be revealed at E3? on: May 14, 2012, 04:46:13 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on May 14, 2012, 04:41:40 PM

No thanks. Guess I'll get my shooter fix with Max Payne and Ghost Recon.

I don't even have a shooter fix any more, thanks to these games, and particularly thanks to Call of Duty. They've been churning out one uninspired sequel after another to the point where one of my favorite genres (FPS) no longer contains even the slightest spark of joy for me.
3880  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 14, 2012, 03:40:02 PM
6 hours and twenty minutes until I can actually play... if I decide to stay up late, that is. Still not decided.
Pages: 1 ... 95 96 [97] 98 99 ... 185
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.307 seconds with 21 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.159s, 1q)