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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard [PS4, XBONE, PC] on: January 27, 2017, 06:16:48 PM
This game has my interest.  I have never beaten a RE game.  I played a bit of RE1 and that's about it.  In some that I have watched others play the voice acting and dialogue was written so poorly I just never bothered picking one up.  How are those aspects in this game?

Also, I don't like having to run away from enemies which I remember being part of RE1.  Is that still present in this game?  Are you so strung along with ammo that the strategy is seeing an enemy, sneaking past, finding ammo, then going back and killing the enemy?  I guess I am asking what the general combat gameplay is like.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your biggest surprises and disappointments of 2016? on: December 21, 2016, 09:21:08 PM
Well Mafia 3 just released a racing addition for free!  That get's it off the biggest disappointment list.  Wait, no it doesn't. 
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your biggest surprises and disappointments of 2016? on: December 19, 2016, 05:54:50 PM
Doom was my biggest surprise.  I anticipated it, but didn't think I would like it as much as I did and really didn't think I would play multiplayer which to my surprise I do from time to time.

Mafia 3 was the biggest disappointment. I really like the previous two and the fact it took forever for a mediocre looking game to play decent was very disappointing.  I am still playing it but it just doesn't have that drive story wise so far to make the repetitive and simple missions to feel worth it.  I hear it picks up and gets good so I am sticking with it.  To add, it is still not very good looking.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero Live on: November 30, 2016, 06:28:43 PM
I haven't played live, but the past games censored the lyrics of profanity.  That being said, the message is still there so Slayer's Raining Blood is probably not the most kid friendly song   icon_wink

Looking at their site it looks like the Live may be a bit more of a free for all for all songs.  I guess I would encourage you to just look up the lyrics online or give the song a listen on youtube prior to getting it.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: October 11, 2016, 09:27:17 PM
Well pcgamer sure didn't like it.  I may have time to return it but am hoping they are just being unfairly critical.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (Oct 2, 2016...late edition) on: October 06, 2016, 05:08:12 AM
I was really looking forward to Mafia 3 but am concerned with the lack of review copies.  I am trying to hold out until reviews but 9 o'clock PST is approaching pretty quickly...
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 11, 2016, 06:02:49 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on August 11, 2016, 05:05:31 AM

Sean Murray was so in love with his tech that he failed to realize people want an actual game to go along with it.

I think John Carmack has been close to falling into that but has had enough people working with him to prevent that from being a failure.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 11, 2016, 04:50:24 AM

Quote from: Arclight on August 11, 2016, 04:01:14 AM

You can reduce anything to negative parts if your so disposed. Every game is repetitive, take MMO's and their great success. What's the formula? Same thing over and over and over again, yet people devote years to loyal subscriptions to the game. This type of review, about game play means nothing to me. Games like this have to be played if you have any interest in them, due to the fact that doing the same thing over and over, appeals to a large part of the gaming World.  How can it not?

I think the reviewer's issue was not feeling rewarded.  Sure, most games are repetitive in game play mechanics but it's the reward the players feel from them that matter.  To use your MMO example there are two rewards to be offered, social interaction and character leveling (loot, skills, etc.)...To that, the player can conquer bigger challenges with their partners they found in the social reward.  To look at it from the other end, if a pnp rpg just consisted of rolling dice and beating monsters I don't think DND would have been anything.  It took the other reward of story, leveling, social interaction, etc. to take hold.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: July 13, 2016, 03:12:51 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 12, 2016, 03:40:16 AM

Oh yeah, the Vulcan patch is out today.  Anybody try that version and compare it to the original?
On a 4gb 970 I am seeing +60 FPS at 1440 with almost everything at Ultra (shadows, lights, particles, and decals are at High).  It's easily 10+ FPS constant for me.  I am surprised.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pinball FX2 on Steam on: June 25, 2016, 08:39:00 PM
The new UI for Pinball Arcade is so horrible I have quit playing. 
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 22, 2016, 02:23:35 AM

Quote from: disarm on June 21, 2016, 10:32:07 PM

But why pull the demo after a week? They put the effort into making it. Why not leave it available for people who might not have had the time to try the game during E3?
Oh, I don't know and won't pretend to understand the logic there.  It is only a level and would have got me to purchase the game (but I am the target audience and was going to regardless) so I don't see the harm.  My guess is they were hoping by making it limited it would create a buzz and encourage people to "buy today because I cannot sell you tomorrow" sort of logic.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: June 21, 2016, 08:51:44 PM
I felt like that RPS editorial was pretty whiny.  I think it's great Bethesda (or any devleoper) released a demo of the game.  I have no issue with the constraints they place of the demo since they didn't have to release it at all.  I get the whole "this used to be the norm.  I want my demos back" but the industry has changed so much I honestly don't see the need myself.  I guess I figure I have enough information to make an informed purchase that I don't miss them myself.  I see expecting game companies to release lengthy demos akin to asking movie studios to let everyone watch the first third of a movie.  With all of the marketing that came with the evolution of the game industry I think it makes since that developers/publishers don't see the need for demos any longer.  Back in the day it was a good way to market and likely is for smaller studios but with the AAA games I just don't feel that they need to do so.  With that, I think it was cool of Bethesda to issue a demo when they didn't need to and complaining about them doing so just seems odd to me.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 21, 2016, 02:32:10 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 20, 2016, 01:53:05 PM

My only "complaint" is about the hugeness of the levels.  It creates a similar problem that I had with the recent Wolfenstein games where I really love it, but I need to make sure I set aside enough time to play through a level in one go (or at least where I know I'll be able to follow up the following night).  If you stop midway through, you have to kind of get back into the flow of the map, which can actually add a lot of time to the next play.

I know it's not really fair to complain about that, but it makes it hard to jump into the game sometimes.

So far I play it in little sessions and haven't had an issue with the largeness of the levels.  I haven't really felt lost yet.  I just clear a few waves and quit and return when time permits to do the same.  That being said, I only just now made it to level 6.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pinball FX2 on Steam on: May 15, 2016, 09:48:42 PM
I play pinball arcade at least three times a week on pc.  I'm a big pinball fan.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witness on: January 28, 2016, 03:07:27 AM
I'm out until it's cheaper at this point.  I do want to thank you, Tilt for being honest about the game as far as what to look for.  I think the "it's a huge surprise' hype would have convinced me to buy it soon.  Instead I will wait and pay less to solve creative puzzles in a creative environment.

16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witness on: January 26, 2016, 09:31:34 PM
Considering the strong narrative of Braid, I have faith this game will share that while also succeeding at refreshing a game type with innovative ideas.  Perhaps I hold Braid in too high of regards though.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/26/16) on: January 26, 2016, 02:25:49 AM
I do find it odd (if I am reading Steam right) that Tomb Raider isn't being released until Thursday.  Did I miss a move on release date timing?
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/26/16) on: January 25, 2016, 07:17:21 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 25, 2016, 06:31:08 PM

Exactly.  I meant it due to Square's previous expectations for the first vs sales and how Rise has sold since.  Maybe they will get enough to make up the difference, but TR2013 did far better and they were public about how they expected more. 

Yeah, I get that.  Really poor decision to make it Xbox One exclusive and the release date chosen in my opinion.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/26/16) on: January 25, 2016, 04:40:04 AM
Rise of the Tomb Raider (I hope you didn't spoiler it)
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Life is Strange on: January 03, 2016, 08:55:39 PM
I just bought it based on this thread.  The aspect of getting my wife to play it interested me.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - late to the party thread on: January 01, 2016, 03:06:57 AM
I have FO:NV but have never played it.  Do any of the mods up the graphics?  If so, where do I get them for a steam install?
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - late to the party thread on: December 28, 2015, 10:41:48 PM
Wait.  I can cheat out encumbrance in FO4?  Off to Google I go...Worst part of the game for sure.  Other games like Witcher and DA never bothered me but this one just seems so bad with it. 
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Biggest disappointment/surprise of the year 2015 on: December 22, 2015, 10:41:37 PM
I'm only 20 levels into it and just made it to Diamond City, but FO4 for me so far.  I am at the point of wondering why there has been so much praise.  I find it fun in small play sessions and keep playing, but I just don't think about it and feel as compelled to play as I did with Witcher 3 and even DA:I.  I am sure it gets better based on all of the praise but so far it has been stripped of dialog choices, less fun for me combat wise, and not that huge of a step forward technology wise compared to my experience with FO:3.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOTY 2015 on: December 22, 2015, 10:38:29 PM
As the majority have said, Witcher 3 for me.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: December 01, 2015, 10:04:50 PM
One complaint I do have about the game are the models/character expressions during dialog.  They just seem so poor and unrealistic.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: December 01, 2015, 06:46:33 AM
Really dumb question, but I just started...Did anyone else run out of core power in that first battle and have to walk all the back with group?  I feel like I am misusing the power armor or something (as far as consumption of power goes).  Then again I am right at the start and ditched the armor in sanctuary, albeit with a dead core.  Should I redo the battle?  Something I could do better?
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 11, 2015, 03:42:44 AM
I have to be honest but the animation of the dialog sequences makes it look pretty bad so far in terms of comparison to Witcher 3.  That game was just so well done.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 11, 2015, 12:24:43 AM
For me it feels odd having such low stats.  I feel so average and am having a hard time settling on a build.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: September 28, 2015, 03:15:11 AM

Quote from: Scraper on September 24, 2015, 02:28:43 PM

I just started playing this last week and holy cow am I loving it. GOTY so far, granted I'm only level 10 and I have a long way to go, but so far so good. I just have to remind myself that it's ok to skip side quests. Normally I go all in and complete a game like this to 100% but with the Witcher 3 I just don't see that as being possible on the first run through.

It's pretty close to possible, actually.  The problem is that you get massively overpowered and the game becomes a cake walk.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: July 31, 2015, 03:20:17 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 31, 2015, 03:09:47 AM

So for reasons I can't begin to explain, I decided to click the button and move to Windows 10.

I have to say...I'm pleasantly surprised.  Everything has worked so far.  It feels like Windows 7 with a fresh coat of paint, a new engine for some additional speed, and some of the better parts of 8.   Nothing has had problems running.  Anyone else take the dive and have any experience on the gaming side?

I did the same and agree with the sentiment of " feels like Windows 7 with a fresh coat of paint, a new engine, and some of the better parts of 8" but for speed I am not certain.  I am playing Witcher 3 and have noticed that my GTX 770 is performing slower than in 7.  Not sure if they screwed something up in the 10 driver, and this is the only game I have played, but I am getting anywhere from 5 - 10 FPS lower in 10 in this game at this point.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: June 29, 2015, 04:40:14 AM
I felt that way a bit in DA:I since the last was so linear, but man, compared to Witcher 3 it's nothing.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 08, 2015, 03:14:28 AM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on June 07, 2015, 09:26:04 PM

I found an ini tweak for the PC version that greatly improved responsiveness. I'm kind of flabbergasted that it wasn't the default setting, as it really is a huge improvement. I'm guessing the PS4 version is the same as the default PC setting.

Please share.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 05, 2015, 09:41:23 PM
It must be resolution. I didn't notice you were at a lower resolution.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: June 05, 2015, 05:45:04 PM
Is that after today's patch?  I have a 4 gb 770 and cannot play at max with hairworks and really get much better than 30 fps.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 22, 2015, 04:40:44 AM
I have a 770 4 GB but still feel it runs pretty poorly.  I get a lot of tearing and oddly enough ultra/high settings play better than low/medium.  I simply think it wasn't ready for prime time on the PC.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rocksmith 2014 Preview on: January 14, 2015, 03:10:58 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 14, 2015, 01:24:57 AM

I don't even know how to pick out a decent one.  I'd rather buy a cheap one until I got to the point of knowing what I was doing, assuming I got that far before giving up.  But, I've heard that going too cheap can leave you regretting it as well since you'll have to re-tune the guitar after every song

My advice is always the same in this matter, you will not know what guitar suits you until you know how to play what you want to play.  Even then, things can change.  With that in mind, I would recommend a cheap guitar - although I am not sure what you consider cheap for an instrument.  Regardless, a cheap one that will stay in tune shouldn't be an issue to find.  Look used at a local music shop.  You should be able to get a cheap one that fits the stays in tune for a decent play length (a lot of musicians re-tune every three or so songs although they have heavy picking attacks) for 1-200 dollars.  I would also recommend asking musician friends if they have a beater that they will loan you.  You might be surprised in that department.  Anyway, I have recommended this software to several people interested in learning and even getting better at guitar but none have taken it up.  I honestly think they are unnecessarily about the difficulty - oddly enough especially the ones who have played for years but aren't super knowledgeable or experience.  I think they aren't really interested in seeing what could be improved upon.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 23, 2014, 05:30:14 AM
I'm stuck in the "waiting for the patch to fix everything to justify A LOT of time with a game that's worth it" holding pattern on PC.  Anyone else going through the same?
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: December 04, 2014, 10:10:54 PM

Quote from: Kvothe on December 04, 2014, 09:21:25 PM

I'm afraid the forum effect is becoming too strong on for this one...  I've only ever beaten a few RPGs to begin with. Including a few Zelda's, Secret of Mana and I played WOW for one month and then quit because it felt a little like crack cocaine.

I'll warn you that I am overwhelmed with it.  I don't quite have the steady blocks of gaming time I used to have so I get 1.5 - 2 hours with it.  I think I will never finish it at this rate and stop playing somewhere in the middle.  That feeling makes it hard to load up at night so it's a self fulfilling thing at the moment.  I do really like RPGs, so at some point I'll probably just start binging it on the weekend.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 20, 2014, 09:58:30 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on November 20, 2014, 09:05:21 PM

I like most of what they did with the character creator, except the hair.  Yikes.  There are so few hair options, and they are the same options for male and female.  It would've been cool to have some crazier hair styles, maybe some mohawks or other interesting options.    


Tell me about it.  They did away with my always chosen Brad Pitt Legends of the Fall long hair!
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 20, 2014, 07:20:34 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 20, 2014, 06:57:34 PM

Is there any indication as to quest rewards (XP, items, power, etc.)?  Part of my problem is that I keep completing all these quests that seem to just have random benefits.  I have no way to prioritize the order that I'm going to complete these 3,205 quests because none of them give me any clue as to what I get out of it.  Feels like I'm just randomly doing whatever happens to be closest instead of progressing with any sort of plan.
I don't think so,  but so far I don't mind that. 
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