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1  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.
2  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!
3  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. 
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 20, 2014, 06:47:35 PM
I can't seem to find where I can see enemy difficulty.  I know they are supposed to be color coded but I don't see where.  I was guessing name, but I haven't noticed it.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition 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.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 19, 2014, 10:04:02 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on November 19, 2014, 10:01:37 PM

I was hoping to recreate my dual wielding male city elf from DA:Origins, but I can't for the life of me make a decent looking male elf in DA:I.  They all look so f'ng weird and goofy when they first step out into the light of day.  They're like horrible lab creations gone awry.  I've had a couple of immediate "nopes" during the first cutscene and then exit to menu.  I did create a cool looking human and dwarf, so I'll probably go with one of those.   

I agree that the male elf art is bizarre.  Most remind me of Nosferatu.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 19, 2014, 05:46:26 PM
I did update the drivers.  Didn't really play much prior to that so I'm not sure if I saw a boost.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 19, 2014, 05:09:14 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 19, 2014, 04:45:20 PM

all the gameplay and exploration sections run at a solid 60 fps on Ultra-everything

What hardware do you have?  I have a i5 2400 with a GTX 770 card and 8 GB of ram.  I am not seeing 60 FPS on Ultra everything at all.  I have to knock shadows to Medium and turn off the MM something antialiasing while setting the other AA to low to get around 60 FPS in non open areas.  In the Hinterlands I get about 30-40 while battles are going.  I honestly thought my hardware would do better with the game.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 18, 2014, 01:14:19 AM
So you used the server mode of launching it?  Anything peculiar or risky?  Any tips?
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 17, 2014, 06:43:03 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 17, 2014, 06:39:48 PM

The food would be the biggest concern.   Kim Chi smells vile and I think you have to cook it in house in order to activate the VPN connection.

Well, then, I'm in luck!  I love Kim Chi!
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 17, 2014, 06:42:21 PM
I guess logging in using a random VPN server makes me a bit nervous...Not sure what real security threat it poses though - or how random the servers are that I would be using...
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 17, 2014, 06:30:54 PM
...so...Considering it is 80 some hours long I might want to get started early smile  I have read of people using a VPN client to connect to somewhere in S. Korea and then launch the Origin application.  Apparently it allows you to play now as it thinks it's midnight there.  Anyone have any experience with this sort of trickery?  Any concerns?
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 16, 2014, 06:07:58 AM
I was pumped at the 9pm PST too.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 13, 2014, 04:00:11 PM

Quote from: ydejin on November 13, 2014, 06:12:16 AM

Quote from: Travis on November 12, 2014, 10:09:10 PM

Cool.  What are the odds of a 10 PST unlock release?

Actually 9pm Pacific, it's releasing at midnight on the East Coast, for example here's the Xbox announcement:

http://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/Dragon-Age-Inquisition-Preorder/9b2f2fdc-984c-4357-a63b-20598e71efaf

Yeah, my math was off there.  If it's 9 pm, I'm in for the Origin purchase.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 12, 2014, 10:26:15 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on November 12, 2014, 10:09:45 PM

So have any reviews mentioned how the ending is handled?  I am very much a person who won’t bother with a game if it doesn’t have a satisfying conclusion.  I am really hoping to a return to DA1 form here vs the ME debacle.

IGN said it didn't feel overall complete.  That you care for the characters a lot but that not the reviewer didn't feel the end boss or whatnot was that significant.  I didn't read too in depth as I was avoiding spoilers so I could be off.  That was my impression of what the reviewer was criticizing. 
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 12, 2014, 10:09:10 PM
Cool.  What are the odds of a 10 PST unlock release?
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 12, 2014, 08:32:16 PM
Drat.  This isn't on steam and I haven't used Origin before.  I don't like having digital purchases with too many distro. companies.  Out of curiosity, how has everyone's experience with Origin been (if any)?  Also, will I get the game at midnight EST (being PST that would be a motivating factor towards digital over hard copy).
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 12, 2014, 01:28:19 AM
This will be a Saturday perload purchase for me.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Madden 15 on: September 04, 2014, 03:35:30 AM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on September 04, 2014, 01:49:56 AM

Honest question: game any good? I thought we had some enthusiasts here, but I've heard nothing about it.

I would normally pick up Madden, but with my lack of my next gen console purchase and EA's lack of releasing it for the PC, I have nothing.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/25) on: August 26, 2014, 03:52:33 PM
Out of curiosity, with PC's becoming in line with the competitive advantages of a console (we can use TV's, can use controllers) why are sports games like Madden not released on PC?  If available on Steam, I would consider buying Madden 15.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If you want to be scared sh$tless, play PT, the playable teaser for Silent Hills on: August 20, 2014, 05:18:15 AM
All the more reason for me to be angry it is PS4 only  icon_cry
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: If you want to be scared sh$tless, play PT, the playable teaser for Silent Hills on: August 19, 2014, 08:29:44 PM
I have yet to be scared in a game, so I really want a PC version of this playable trailer.  From the reactions, it sounds legit.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity : Original Sin on: July 09, 2014, 09:45:50 PM
I created two characters a warrior and rogue but didn't see a way to add the pet pal trait.  Where did I miss it?  I looked under skills and couldn't find it.  Although, I really couldn't find any useless skills.  It seemed like my characters needed what they were default assigned.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/07) on: July 08, 2014, 03:11:14 AM
Just DLed from Steam Original Sin.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Broken Age (formerly Double Fine Adventure) on: July 07, 2014, 04:54:13 PM
Thinking about it more, I think it's the sci-fi setting.  When it comes to movies and books, Sci-Fi in general is not my genre.  I would go as far as to say that I generally dislike Sci-Fi.  So there is that.  I did like the Space Quest game though, so I dunno why this one didn't appeal to me. 

There is supposed to be a second half released at some point, right?  Or am I misremembering that?
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Broken Age (formerly Double Fine Adventure) on: July 07, 2014, 03:53:19 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on July 03, 2014, 03:57:41 PM

Seems like your problem might be with COMEDY adventure games then.  icon_smile

Well, along the line of my poor taste I liked all of the LSL games (even the recent remake).
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Broken Age (formerly Double Fine Adventure) on: July 03, 2014, 04:54:17 AM

Quote from: TiLT on July 02, 2014, 04:44:28 AM

The problem is that veteran gamers have a very hard (if not impossible) time getting impressed by adventure games after all these years.

That may be true but I liked The Cat Lady and still play old Sierra games that I think would be considered bad like Phantasmagoria and Gabriel Knight 2.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Broken Age (formerly Double Fine Adventure) on: June 29, 2014, 08:31:31 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 28, 2014, 07:04:26 PM

so, general consensus on this one?  Steam has this for a flash sale at $8.49 today. 
I quit half way through.  It just didn't grab me and I am an adventure game fan. 
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: May 21, 2014, 03:57:10 PM
I leveled the Warlock to 20 and was surprised at how beneficial the draw a card at the sacrifice of health was.  Seems to be a pretty interesting class.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: When do you buy games? on: April 30, 2014, 08:33:56 PM
It's all over the place thanks to Steam.  With that option it makes it easier to impulse buy an older title.  Back in the EB days, it was day one for me. 
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hearthstone on: April 16, 2014, 03:31:58 PM
I installed this during the weekend while waiting for my D3 people to show up and am addicted to it.  I don't really know what I am doing deck wise but found a guide for a starter Mage deck and am actually winning some games.  I am afraid to alter it with new cards though as it appears to work sometimes.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oculus Rift VR headset on: March 26, 2014, 05:22:32 PM

Quote from: tcweidner on March 26, 2014, 03:29:57 PM

Quote
I think it's ridiculous, but you are certainly entitled to your opinion
I kinda agree with wonderplug.  As you are an editor of this site I find you comments entirely unprofessional.

As an observer, I don't think the comments are unprofessional at all.  Any site can dictate it's voice and the audience can decide to visit the site or not.  The voice can be decided to be jerks, and that would make jerk comments professional, actually.  That being said, I just don't see how the quotes are insulting in anyway really.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: March 06, 2014, 05:47:11 PM
A good example of this is the Mongolian side quest.  There really isn't any explanation and if you hadn't seen the episode, it would be lost on you I think.  I love that episode, so that one sticks out to me.  As I was playing it I was thinking "Oh, there is a lot of expectation here on what I have seen in South Park to get this quest at all."  Since I haven't seen much of the past four seasons I am wondering what else will be confusing or lost on me.

Also, although I find the game very fun, it is a casual RPG as far as I am concerned.  So far on Medium difficulty I haven't bothered to change my party or even really any gear at all.  That may change and I know I can crank up the difficulty but all in all it seems like a casual RPG which fits South Park, the IP, and most likely the wider audience perfectly.  Just wanted to mention that as the studio seems to be known for more hard core RPG experiences.  I personally wouldn't say it's a great RPG, but the sum of the parts make it a really good game so far (once again, as someone who likes SP and even casual games).


34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: March 06, 2014, 04:01:40 PM
After four hours of playing, I would say that you most likely need to like South Park.  Not so much for the inside jokes but just for the humor. I also find it's best in smaller doses.  I am a South Park fan, but I do find it wearing a bit thin after two hours of playing.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/03) on: March 04, 2014, 04:01:15 AM
I caved to SP on Steam. Unlock now already!
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Goodbye Bioshock. Irrational is shutting down?! on: February 20, 2014, 05:00:52 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on February 20, 2014, 03:47:02 PM

Quote from: Travis on February 20, 2014, 03:17:18 PM

All that said, I have seen this with movies where everyone is all about a movie once a twist or surprise unfolds only in time to not look back so favorably on it as the eighty minutes that lead up to the end were really not that good (The Usual Suspects is a movie that comes to mind for this example). 

whaaaaaaaaa...?!?!?!

Not to get too off topic, but yeah, I and a few other think that movie wasn't good and all the praise came from the ending.  For some muscle, here's Ebert's review:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-usual-suspects-1995
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Goodbye Bioshock. Irrational is shutting down?! on: February 20, 2014, 03:17:18 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 20, 2014, 02:46:48 PM

I get what people are saying here didn't work for them in the game, but it is odd to see the press who lavished high raise when it was released come down on so hard.  

BI got As almost across the board (which, by the way, doesn't make it a AAA title, that has to do with how much money/effort was put behind it as a release), sitting within the top 5 releases of last year on GameRankings.  Why all of a sudden is it garbage?

I'm not certain, but perhaps some of the newness of the plot wore off and left a lesser feel for the actual gameplay.  I actually didn't like BI as much at release.  I didn't like the setting nor the combat but played it to get to the end for the plot, and even that felt a bit overblown and not as "personal" as the first one (which is one of my favorite games of all time).  I'm not much of a sci-fi guy and BI I felt was more towards that whereas the first one was more towards the emotional aspect of story telling.  All that said, I have seen this with movies where everyone is all about a movie once a twist or surprise unfolds only in time to not look back so favorably on it as the eighty minutes that lead up to the end were really not that good (The Usual Suspects is a movie that comes to mind for this example).  Perhaps that's what's happening with BI?
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Goodbye Bioshock. Irrational is shutting down?! on: February 18, 2014, 06:26:33 PM

Quote from: naednek on February 18, 2014, 06:24:36 PM

it's too bad he couldn't  just leave the company and start his thing and not lay off people.  Instead he's taking laying off the people who made him successful and keeping the company.

Yeah, I actually had the same reaction on reading it.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How long is your average gaming session? on: February 18, 2014, 05:15:32 PM

Quote from: Rip on February 17, 2014, 09:58:36 PM

Two hours or a little over more often than not, although PC time in general is far longer. Just not exclusive to gaming.

Same for me.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam "Early Access"...do you do it? on: February 18, 2014, 05:14:55 PM
For single player, I don't see the point really.  I would rather experience the game and story as it was meant to be played/told.  It would be like reading a script to a movie and then going and seeing it.  I feel that some of the impact would be lost and I would have spoiled the experience.

For MMORPG's and other constantly changing games, I can see the fun in being involved in that development and since the game is persistent/not really ending I see it as not really spoiling the experience.
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