October 07, 2015, 12:59:43 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 62 63 [64] 65 66 ... 96
2521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do you prefer strategy or luck? on: November 06, 2008, 07:45:31 PM
It occured to me as I played FE:TSS for the 20th time that what I really love about it is the luck aspect.  No matter how good your strategy is the tide can be turned with a luck attack or a critical.  The same thing is true about Fallout 3 - which I love.

However this is in contrast to games like chess where 100% of the time the right piece in the right spot can take another piece. 

Which kind of game do you prefer?
2522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pick Two on: November 06, 2008, 05:06:51 PM

Quote from: Covenant on November 06, 2008, 05:00:08 PM

Fallout 3
Dead Space
Far Cry 2
Fable 2
Gears of War 2 (not out yet I know, but close enough to be considered)

My choices right now are leaning towards Fallout 3 and Dead Space.

I would go with Fallout 3 and Fable 2.  They have the longest threads on the forums I visit so I very unscientifically believe they are the best value for your dollar.

While Dead Space may be great it is somewhat short and once you are finished will you really replay?  Same with Gears of War 2 and Far Cry 2. 
2523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fallout 3 - Spoilers thread on: November 05, 2008, 09:44:05 PM
A place where you don't need those "spoiler" tags.  Don't come in here unless you don't care about being spoiled.

I wish I had enough game time to put something really spoilerish here but I am about 5 hours in and haven't really done much.  I am working on the annoying woman's book but I tried the mole rat quest and after I crossed the river I got attacked by 3 milguils (sp) and a centar!  What is pu with that?  So I am going to go after the fire ants and see how that goes instead.
2524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: November 05, 2008, 09:41:11 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 05, 2008, 09:22:58 PM

Maybe we should do what the Qt3 and GWJ forums do and have both a spoiler-free "catch-all" thread as well as a "spoilers ho!" thread for games like this.  Seems to work pretty well.

I think that would be nice.  I don't think there is so much traffic of new topics that another one or two would push anything important off the main page. 

2525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] on: November 05, 2008, 08:32:47 PM
I just got an email saying Gamefly had shipped it to me.  Very nice of them but I wonder if I will truly be able to leave Fallout 3 for it.
2526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Witcher vs. Fallout 3 on: November 05, 2008, 07:53:56 PM
The reason I started thinking about it was that if the world of Fallout 3 was like The Witcher I could have blown up Megaton.  I would have a felt a bit bad but not to much.  In the Fallout 3 world there was just no way I could do it.  I found the guy who took in the little girl after her family was killed...I couldn't blow them up for no reason. 
2527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Witcher vs. Fallout 3 on: November 05, 2008, 07:15:20 PM
Well not really versus since I love them both (and haven't finished either!) but I was thinking about the differences in character motivation between the games.  The Witcher did a fantastic job of making characters good and evil.  It offered moral choices for which there were no right answers.  You can side with the humans or non-humans or go your own way.  But no matter which way you go the side you are on isn't completely right.

I don't get that feeling at all from Fallout 3.  I am only a bit into the game but the first major choice of blow up Megaton or not doesn't seem gray.  It seems good or bad.  If you are playing a bad character you do it, if you are a good character you don't.  I admit I haven't finished the game (or even come close) but I don't get the impression we will find out the residents of Megaton are really slavers or something if you spare them. 

Meanwhile with the Witcher no matter who you help you seem to find out something evil about them.  They did something wrong, they were lying about something, etc. 

How have others who have played both felt?
2528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Impressions PC Edition on: November 05, 2008, 03:55:07 PM

Quote from: kathode on November 05, 2008, 03:36:07 PM

Sorry, no violence options icon_twisted

We joked about having a toggle for it that's like welded to "on" but that didn't make it smile

I would have liked to see that option. 
2529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Impressions PC Edition on: November 05, 2008, 03:54:47 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 05, 2008, 03:22:56 PM

Quote from: farley2k on November 05, 2008, 03:16:42 PM

The thing that actually makes me sad is that they seemed to have gone to such great lengths to remove sex from the game (It was painfully obvious what Nova does...but oddly not with me?)

she told me she'd do it with me for 120 bottlecaps (I've been having BC issues, so I haven't had 120 to spend yet), so maybe it depends on your standing?

Try it.  See what she does. 

Compare and contrast with The Witcher.  They really went out of their way to reduce sex while upping violence.
2530  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tuesday, Nov 4th: You vote, my son has brain surgery [long] on: November 05, 2008, 03:18:37 PM
Great news.  I am so happy. 

2531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Impressions PC Edition on: November 05, 2008, 03:16:42 PM

Quote from: JSL on November 04, 2008, 06:49:44 PM

Can you tone down the violence in the game? Even without the Bloody Mess perk it seems a bit over-the-top to me.

I wish this was an option as well.  When using VATS the spurting blood out of everyone when shot is a bit much. 

The thing that actually makes me sad is that they seemed to have gone to such great lengths to remove sex from the game (It was painfully obvious what Nova does...but oddly not with me?) but they have every possible creature spraying blood everywhere, the whole screen gets bloody when I get hurt, bodies fly apart all the time. 
2532  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: David Tennant to depart from Doctor Who. on: October 31, 2008, 01:39:32 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on October 31, 2008, 01:38:26 AM

British TV works differently than it does in the US.  There are a lot of series that only put out a handful of new episodes each year.  Classic british sit-coms like "Blackadder" and "Red Dwarf" rarely had more than 8 episodes a year, for example.

The nice thing is that working actors can then commit to a series while still being able to do things like movies and theatre.  So the expectations they have are different.  After four or five years, Tennant is probably just ready to do something else.

I understand how different British TV is but I am still annoyed smile  I loved him as the Doctor and I want much more of the show. 

2533  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: David Tennant to depart from Doctor Who. on: October 30, 2008, 03:11:47 PM
It is very sad. 

I also feel a bit annoyed - come on!  They only do 13 freaking episodes a year!  How the hell can anyone say don't want to get burned out on that!  And 1 episode each year didn't have much of the Doctor in it - because they always said the filming schedule was so busy he needed time off!  Give me a freaking break.  He has been in 42 episodes that isn't even enough to be in syndication in the US.
2534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock Ps3 goodness! on: October 30, 2008, 03:05:31 PM
what the heck are you people talking about?
2535  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Evil Gamefly on: October 28, 2008, 06:29:30 PM
How does the queue thing work?  If I only have Fallout 3 in my queue does that mean I will be "first" to get a returned copy (assuming they are out)?  If they did that why wouldn't everyone just put only the one newest game (assuming they are a new game whore like me) in their queue.
2536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: October 28, 2008, 05:29:12 PM

Quote from: msduncan on October 28, 2008, 05:27:15 PM

Quote from: mikeg on October 28, 2008, 05:14:30 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 28, 2008, 02:35:12 PM

Slightly worse.  From what I've read, you probably would never know unless you played the two SKUs side by side or one right after the other.  So anyone with a preference for PS3 versions of games probably shouldn't hesitate to buy it.  But all other things being equal, the 360 version is superior. 

I'm still getting the PS3 version.  I don't trust the 360 as far as I can throw.  I am done buying games for it except where I must (Gears 2).  Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you, fool me three times, God, I'm a dumb ass, fool me four times....

I took a chance.    Lack of Trophies was the tipping point for me.    I recently got my 360 replaced, so I'm hoping it will hold out for me to complete this one.

Replaced with a new chipset?  You will probably be fine.  Fingers crossed.
2537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Evil Gamefly on: October 28, 2008, 05:27:28 PM
I already took 10 or so games off the list (stuff which was already out).  I would be happy with any of those titles.  I just would be more happy with Fallout 3. smile

2538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Evil Gamefly on: October 28, 2008, 04:48:12 PM
We will see what happens now.  I got Eternal Sonata Monday, put it in the mail today.  So Gamefly should get their notification from the post office tomorrow which means they should ship my next game tomorrow.  So what will I get?

My queue

  • 1. Fallout 3 (360)
  • 2. Fallout 3 (PS3)
  • 3. Bioshock (PS3)
  • 4. Little Big Planet (PS3)
  • 5. Fable 2 (360)
  • 6. Force Unleashed (PS3)

Want to take bets?
2539  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Poll] Fallout 3 - PC or Console - You choose!! on: October 27, 2008, 04:25:55 PM
Saw this on QT3

2540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Evil Gamefly on: October 27, 2008, 04:06:28 PM
Gamefly in an attempt to be nice has started using "fast return" which means


In partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, GameFly has launched our FastReturn service to improve turnaround time. This means improved shipping times for GameFly members!

FastReturn will start the processing of your next game as soon as we receive confirmation from the U.S. Postal Service that a game has been returned in the mail. You may no longer need to wait until we receive the returned game in our warehouse before we send the next available game in Your GameQ!

NOTE: The USPS does not have scanning equipment in all locations. Therefore, not all GameFly members will be able to participate in this service.
How does FastReturn work?

When you return a game in the mail, the U.S. Postal Service will scan the return and send a confirmation to us. We will then send the next available game in Your GameQ BEFORE we have received the game in our warehouse.

Your GameQ may temporarily show that you have more games out than your plan allows. This is because we are processing your next game via FastReturn. Rest assured, Your GameQ will be updated as soon as we receive the returned game in our warehouse.

So I planned specifically when to return my last game so they would get it the day Fallout 3 came out....but instead with this fast return crap I am getting "Eternal Sonata"...a fine game but a game to be played during the more dead times of the year not now!

2541  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who do I have to blow to get my Quarter To Three account approved? on: October 23, 2008, 01:13:03 PM
I didn't have a chance yet so it wasn't me.

I hope you enjoy them.  It can be a rougher forum on new people but if you listen more than you talk at first (or if you don't care if you are flamed) you will find them pretty good be part of.
2542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Recommend me the most immersive RPG that ISN'T Oblivion or Fallout 3... on: October 23, 2008, 01:10:44 PM
You said you couldn't get used to the weird combat in Witcher...try again.  It is different but it is actually pretty fun once you get the hang of it.  The story is great so it is well worth the time to get used to the combat.

2543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who do I have to blow to get my Quarter To Three account approved? on: October 23, 2008, 02:41:51 AM
I will tomorrow AM, but I doubt my voice carries much weight.  I haven't posted in a couple years but I read the boards a lot. 

For what it is worth, it isn't personal he is just terrible about approving accounts.
2544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alan Wake....update 10/22/08 on: October 22, 2008, 04:22:13 PM
It looks fine but I don't see anything which really blew me away.  It looks like Indigo Prophecy. 

Besides looks why am I supposed to be interested?
2545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why don't I have a Fire Emblem for the DS? on: October 22, 2008, 12:29:23 PM
And as a follow up (because I know someone will point out that one is coming) why the heck is the one they are releasing just a remake?  And why does it look worse than the GBA versions?  So it has taken years, it looks like crap, and it is just a remake of an old version!  Is it really that hard to write a story?  Is it really that hard to update the GBA engine to use two screens?   

Very annoying.
2546  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] Fallout 3 - I'm concerned on: October 17, 2008, 03:52:56 PM

Quote from: Razgon on October 17, 2008, 03:36:19 PM

Now, the new fallout, from what I've seen, seems to me to be sold as a 3d shooter. Its all about the graphics, the weapons, the explosions, the mayhem, how cool the combat system is and so on... But, what about the rest? Might i just as well get Far cry 2 if I want another shooter?

I want fallout  dammit, and I LOVED the old ones, but will this newcomer have the same kind of gritty humor, the engaging npcs, the options, or do I just walk around in a 3d post apocalypse world and shoot things?

They haven't really put out any videos of the story part of the game so it is really hard to judge.  Explosions make a lot better demos.  I am going to be optimistic.  Of course I am a Gamefly user for all console games so I don't really have any risk if it isn't great.

2547  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Independant game development - Do you support it? on: October 01, 2008, 01:05:00 PM
Yes I do!  Fate, Oasis, Space Rangers 2, Eschalon Book 1 are all games I have bought (although not always finished).

I think Gametunnel is one of the better web sites about independent games and I usually download a few demos from the award winners for the year (Darwinia and stuff.)

2548  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age is looking good! on: September 30, 2008, 06:46:12 PM
After watching the videos I am not sure if friendly spells hurt your team or not.  If they do why wouldn't you wait for the fires to finish doing as much damage as possible to the enemy before moving in, but if they don't why did the person doing the commentary say you need to be careful where you aim one of the spells?

It never seems like the team is being damaged by the fire - certainly not as much as the enemy. 
2549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Quest IV Impressions on: September 29, 2008, 01:47:54 PM
One thing they could have done - make it so you could set the left shoulder button to "A"  With that little addition you could play the game one handed.  I guess sometimes you might need to cancel an action but that is the only thing I can think of.   

2550  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamefly kind of sucks on: September 25, 2008, 05:34:34 PM
I have actually been having great luck with them recently.  I sent back RE4 on Friday and they shipped me DQ for the DS the day it came out.  I was surprised.

They are no where near as good as Netflix but is anyone?
2551  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Uncharted:Drakes Fortune on: September 24, 2008, 02:09:25 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on September 24, 2008, 01:51:57 PM

So I'm working through uncharted at present and am just 1/4 of the way through the game, but thus far I'm asking myself "what's the big deal about this game?"

Sure it's presented nicely, the characters are likeable, there are some good battles (that are all pretty much the same) and the sound is great, but it's very much been there done that in my mind.

IIRC, many folks on this board proclaimed this their GOTY and possibly even their game of the generation.  Does it do something drastically awesome that I haven't gotten to yet or is it MOTS (which isn't bad, just not OMG uber)?  Obviously, I've not read through this thread for fear of spoilers.

Did this game get so much hype because it was a PS3 title and PS3 owners were desperate for something anything at the time of its release?

So good presentation, good characters, good fights - i.e. game mechanics and great sound.   I guess I am not sure what else you are looking for in a game. 

You mention it is MOTS but I can't think of many games it is "more of."  Which ones are you thinking of?

2552  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: In which I pimp the new Fallout 3 site on: September 19, 2008, 04:57:58 PM
I would love to support you but I am not buying any games right now - just using Gamefly.  It is #1 on my queue though.    I hope it makes a mint for you and your company but I just can't afford to be getting new games.

2553  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Quest IV Impressions on: September 17, 2008, 06:34:21 PM
This and Force Unleashed are at the top of my Gamefly queue.  I really hope it ships first.  I never played a DQ game until 8 but I loved DQ 8.  If DQ 4 captures half the magic of 8 I will be delighted.
2554  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Bond movie trailer rules on: September 10, 2008, 07:56:12 PM
I was happy to see him getting in touch with his feelings.  The scene where he admits he lost someone was a good first step to freeing his touchy-feely side.  The scene where she caresses his face sealed it.  This will be a new Bond who isn't afraid to feel emotional pain and let strange women screw him to make the pain go away. 
2555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bully-Xbox 360 Final Analysis. Worth A Purchase? on: September 08, 2008, 09:17:51 PM
I want to like it but those load screens were so frequent I couldn't take it.  Walk out any door and load screen, look at your watch load screen.  Heck I think there were load screens if you just stood still!

Of course this thread is making me think about putting it back on my gamefly queue. 
2556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jagged Alliance DS on: August 26, 2008, 07:28:47 PM
Like the first announcement years ago there is no date set for this so I will believe it when I see it.

2557  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WB learns the wrong lessons from The Dark Knight on: August 23, 2008, 01:50:14 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 23, 2008, 01:09:29 AM

Hate to argue over a movie, but did you even watch the movie?  He'd been stealing millions from the mob leading up to (and in the intro of) the movie.

I was under the impression the cops were busting every bank, the joker robbed a few, and the Chinese guy took most of it so the cops wouldn't get it.   But lets say he was rich - how did he manage to get all those qualified workers?  How did he get his staff into the hospital for weeks running wire and no one asked?  How did he know exactly which exit they would come back up during the chase so he could position staff on the fire escapes to fire the wire and catch the helicopter?  How did he get the drums of oil on to the boats...and how did he know they they would put all the convicts on one and the towns people on another? 

The basic fact is the joker was able to pull of incredible feats and he had to be in order to be a challenge for batman.  However that does not make it a "rock solid detective story"  It makes it a very good comic book movie.
2558  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WB learns the wrong lessons from The Dark Knight on: August 22, 2008, 08:57:20 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 22, 2008, 08:48:10 PM

True, but that works for Batman. Not so much for Namor. slywink

Namor is Marvel I believe. smile 

And darkeness does work for Aquaman.  Look at the story about how he lost his hand.  Aquaman can be dark if it wants to.

2559  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WB learns the wrong lessons from The Dark Knight on: August 22, 2008, 08:56:02 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 22, 2008, 07:58:50 PM

Separate Batman from it and it remains a rock solid detective thriller that is brilliantly told. So what lesson did the head of WB take from it?

"Make every DC character we have into a movie that's dark and brooding."

What was brilliant about the detective story?  It didn't have a clever twist like "The Usual Suspects", it didn't have a complex villain - really he wants to destroy that is it.  Heck if you put it out of comic book land you are just baffled by how the Joker pays for all this stuff.  How he manages to wire a whole hospital to blow up without anyone noticing!  It takes demolition teams weeks to properly setup charges to demolish a building with many workers running wire all over.  Somehow the Joker and crew managed to do all that with no one noticing?  Or loading drums of gas onto a ferry?  So it is a rock solid detective thriller because of how clever the criminal was.  He had unlimited staff, funds time, and skill!  Is it rocks solid because the hero did clever detective work?  Except for the bullet thing (which again makes no sense outside of comic book land) he didn't "detect" anything. 

What people liked was the gritty violence.  The darkness.  They equate that to a solid detective story.  So I would say that WB learned well. 
2560  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WB learns the wrong lessons from The Dark Knight on: August 22, 2008, 08:46:53 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 22, 2008, 07:58:50 PM

Story at AICN

Now, as much as I routinely disagree with the man-child of Harry Knowles, I do agree with him on this. The reason The Dark Knight did so well is that it treated everything with respect top to bottom. It nailed the tone of every single character in the film and brought us a realistic Batman and Joker fight. It was also just one hell of a great film on top of all that. Separate Batman from it and it remains a rock solid detective thriller that is brilliantly told. So what lesson did the head of WB take from it?

"Make every DC character we have into a movie that's dark and brooding."

How do these people rise to higher levels in Hollywood by being so monumentally retarded? I've been fascinated by this industry since I was 5 and nothing ever, EVER seems to change there.

I guess the overwhelming comment I heard was that it was dark and serious.  It is hard to escape the conclusion that what people liked was the darkness and the seriousness.

Pages: 1 ... 62 63 [64] 65 66 ... 96
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 1.387 seconds with 21 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.118s, 1q)