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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4,Vita, PC] Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number on: March 19, 2015, 12:23:52 AM
I really enjoyed the first game but there's something about the 2nd one that isn't drawing me in.  I feel the AI reacts very differently and I'm not sure that I like it.  Before if you shot a gun they would come running if they could hear it now it seems that only if you are in their line of site will they attack.  I still like the music.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1] Rock Band 4 on: March 19, 2015, 12:21:06 AM
I'm really excited for RB4.  I've played the guitar since I was 16, I'm 41 now, but I still love playing RB with the plastic guitar because to me it's really about experiencing the music rather than the technical aspects. Just sitting in my mancave with the song blasting though the speakers and having some sort of interaction is a great way to enjoy the music. 

 RB also taught me how to play the drums and I bought a Roland set because of it, two of my friends did the same thing so I owe a lot to Rock band.  With this new version I hope they have a better way of comparing/competing against my friends. 

I'm glad they are focusing on the party aspect because there are a ton of ways they can improve the single instrument or band experience.  RB 3 was great but it was lacking in so many areas because they tried to do too many things.  I have over 700 pieces of DLC content so I'm glad they will be able to transfer most of that over.  I'm ready for more songs.
3  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call on: March 11, 2015, 03:26:23 AM
Started playing last week and I am really liking the game.  I've only opened up about 65 songs so far so still a long way to go but I've enjoyed just about every song I've played.  I'm mostly playing on the expert level the top level is insane, I've only completed one song on that level.   I tried to find a game online but no one was playing not a big deal as I really enjoy just playing songs and quests.  I downloaded the Neir songs and I am enjoying them, I wish the songs were about half that price as .99 is pretty steep and I didn't see a way to preview the song before you buy which is a bit strange so I may have missed that option.       
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 27, 2015, 05:36:41 AM
I finished the game last night and enjoyed it but I didn't think it was all that special.  The visuals and sound were awesome and I liked the way they used QTE's I just thought it ended abruptly and should have had a bit more content.  The story was decent and I did like the addition of Tesla and his weapons and gadgets.  There were a few combat encounters that were frustrating though as they just kept throwing enemies at you for what seemed about 15 minutes.  I wasn't sure if I was supposed to get to a certain point and they would stop appearing but when I ran up they kept coming and killed me so I'm still not sure.  The cover system was a bit wonky for me and  I got caught on the environment a few times and couldn't move properly.  Overall I enjoyed the experience, but it is not a game that I'll play over and over.     
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions on: November 26, 2014, 01:28:35 AM
Played about 15 minutes of the PC version and something was just off, the controls just didn't feel tight enough, enemies kept appearing out of know where, and the hit detection was awful.  I went to the forums and saw a thread about the game running at 24 fps, then I switched from fullscreen to window borderless and the frame rate went to 60fps and the Geometry wars I knew was back in business.  The devs are aware and stated they will issue a fix soon. 

Once that was fixed I really enjoyed the game and it felt just like the older GW except that the stages are on different geometric shapes, go figure.  The main mode has 50 stages with each one having a 3 star ranking and I'm through 6 stages barely one starring them so the game is tough. The music is good and with a surround sound setup the room is booming. 
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 21, 2014, 01:02:45 AM
I wish this game had a kill or die cam so I could see what happened from a 3rd person camera view.  My first experience with a rhino would be hilarious.
7  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Fantasy Life on: October 28, 2014, 02:09:17 AM
I've put in a couple of hours and have really enjoyed it.  There is a lot of text but I found the writing to be quite funny and the combat is enjoyable.  I've only started one life so far a paladin and his quests are ok. 
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/24/14 on: October 24, 2014, 11:40:15 PM
Bayonetta 2 -  Crazy crazy crazy with a bit more foul language that I really don't understand why it's in the game.

Shadow of Mordor
Fantasia
Evil Within

Need to get some of those finished with Lords of the Fallen coming out on Tuesday.

9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 21, 2014, 01:25:18 AM
Fantasia -  I really enjoyed the demo and I've loved all of Harmonix games so I went ahead and purchased the Deluxe Digital version with all the DLC. 
Door Busters - Got last night while it was still on sale. 
10  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [PC] Who has graduated to 1440p? What do you think and what should I know? on: October 16, 2014, 02:02:24 AM

Quote from: Ridah on October 15, 2014, 09:53:11 PM

I bought a 970 GTX yesterday (4GM VRAM!) and now everything runs well... a little too well  ninja

Good 1440p monitors are somewhat affordable and I'm thinking about embarking on gaming at the increased resolution. I've done some searching and haven't found any definitive guides which makes me ambivalent because I don't know if I should be concerned, because not enough people are gaming at that resolution due to incompatibility issues, or reassuring because the upgrade is seamless and there's not much to say about it.

Do most if not all modern games support the resolution? If you play a game at 1080p does it look blurry or simply play windowed? Is the jump in image quality awesome?

I bought the LG 34 inch 21:9 monitor, 3440X1440, and it's pretty awesome, a few games push my Titan to the max though like Borderlands 2 so I had to bump down some of the effects.  Not all games support that resolution but a lot do and they look spectacular.  I had a 3 monitor setup but decided it really wasn't worth it except for racing games, I really like the 21:9 aspect ration as it gives some peripheral vision without the fish eye effect.

For the games that don't support the resolution they look fine at 1080p, but have the black bars on the sides, you can stretch the picture though if it bothers you.   
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/06) on: October 08, 2014, 02:16:44 AM

Quote from: Turtle on October 07, 2014, 08:52:24 AM

I'm trying to decide whether to get Alien on PC or PS4.

Haven't heard anything about the quality of the PC port.

I've played for about an hour on the PC and haven't noticed any problems.  I have a GTX 780 and it automatically put the settings to max for 1080P.  There are quite a few graphical options to tweak if you have an older system.   I am playing with a controller so I'm not sure how well the kb/m works but I thought I saw where you could remap keys.  The FOV is set to 45 and you can change that as well, I've kept that amount because my PC is hooked up to my TV.   
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Gauntlet on: September 27, 2014, 01:04:04 AM
Played a bit with Blackjack and had a great time.  I like the fact that it's co-op but there is some competition.

I think the way the gold works is that no matter who picks up the gold it's shared among the other players but it does keep track of who collects the most and at the end of the level they get a bonus. 

There is also a crown that is in the level and if you finish the level with it you get another bonus.  If you are wearing the crown and get hit then it goes flying across the level waiting for a player to grab it. 
 
Food on the other hand is not shared so you have to be careful unless you want to be a jerk.

The other thing is that all the players are different and their attacks use different buttons. The mage is pretty tough and it plays like the Magicka games where you do combos.  The archer uses the right thumbstick.  It makes playing each character interesting.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/25/14 on: September 27, 2014, 12:53:38 AM
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - Played 3 hours last night and really enjoyed it
Neverending Nightmares  -  Looks interesting
Darkstone - Newly released on ST.  Played that a ton back in the day.
Borderlands 2 -  Making my way slowly.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/19/14 on: September 19, 2014, 05:51:29 PM
Wastelands 2
D4
Borderlands 2
Destiny
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/28) on: July 29, 2014, 02:15:37 AM
Traded in my PS3 copy of The Last of US and only had to pay $25 for the remastered edition which is a pretty good deal since I never played the DLC and it alone is $15.
 
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oddworld: New... but is it Tasty? on: July 23, 2014, 12:28:58 AM
Played about an hour last night and it brings back memories.  They did update everything and I noticed that some of the words sounded a bit different especially Hello, which kind of bummed me out.  I did notice that it had some awkward momentum and it caused me to over step a couple of ledges, which the original game had as well.  The updated graphics really look nice and it's good to explore the factory again.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart 8 [Wii U] on: June 01, 2014, 01:15:10 AM
Played most of last night and today and really enjoying it.  The graphics are really great and the track designs are really fun to race. 
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dark Souls 2 on: April 28, 2014, 10:45:04 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 28, 2014, 08:44:50 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on April 28, 2014, 07:43:32 PM

Quote from: shon on April 28, 2014, 05:19:18 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 28, 2014, 01:44:48 AM

Cool, I spent a couple hours getting summoned into other people's games and then summoned some people into mine to help beat a boss.  Pretty fun helping other people, but I wish I could stay with them longer.

Man, that makes the game sooooo much easier it's not even funny.  One person can kite the dumb enemies while the other one or two hit from behind and they just die so quickly.  Plus I'm just raking in souls for beating all of those enemies and bosses even when I'm just helping other people.

One complaint I would have is that even with lots of souls to level up it doesn't feel like leveling up really does me much good.  I think I'm level 40 (or near enough) now and I don't really feel any stronger than I was at level 20.   icon_confused

You get the biggest bang in upgrading your equipment vs leveling your character especially in the early game.  It doesn't explain it well in the game but some weapons have different bonuses based on your stats, if you look at the bottom left when selecting weapons you will see them down below.  So a weapon that doesn't look that great early in the game can become quite powerful with upgrading plus the addition of your stat bonuses. 

What I run into is that I have many many souls but not enough Titanite shards/chunks/slabs/whatever to upgrade things so I tend to level up when I can't upgrade weapons.  Would love to find more Titanite.

Yeah, that's basically the same situation I'm in.  I have upgraded my two weapons as far as I can with the little Titanite shards (3 times each I think) but have found none of the next size that I need, so I'm just spending tens of thousands of souls leveling up my character.

That's what I'm finding as well, in the first game there were enemies who would drop them(haven't found them yet) and the blacksmith had an endless supply(every vendor has limited items) so they have made small changes all around.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dark Souls 2 on: April 28, 2014, 05:19:18 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 28, 2014, 01:44:48 AM

Cool, I spent a couple hours getting summoned into other people's games and then summoned some people into mine to help beat a boss.  Pretty fun helping other people, but I wish I could stay with them longer.

Man, that makes the game sooooo much easier it's not even funny.  One person can kite the dumb enemies while the other one or two hit from behind and they just die so quickly.  Plus I'm just raking in souls for beating all of those enemies and bosses even when I'm just helping other people.

One complaint I would have is that even with lots of souls to level up it doesn't feel like leveling up really does me much good.  I think I'm level 40 (or near enough) now and I don't really feel any stronger than I was at level 20.   icon_confused

You get the biggest bang in upgrading your equipment vs leveling your character especially in the early game.  It doesn't explain it well in the game but some weapons have different bonuses based on your stats, if you look at the bottom left when selecting weapons you will see them down below.  So a weapon that doesn't look that great early in the game can become quite powerful with upgrading plus the addition of your stat bonuses. 
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dark Souls 2 on: April 28, 2014, 12:38:46 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 27, 2014, 10:46:35 PM

I wish there was a way to rate down messages.  Seems dumb that "rating" it means it is automatically a good rating.  Let me get rid of the trash/troll messages.

Quote from: Harkonis on April 27, 2014, 05:49:48 PM

don't forget guys to do the coop.  A large part of the balancing is assuming you're doing it both ways.  Before you fight in an area, put your sign down.  When someone summons you you get to experiment and find out the safe way to do things with no risk in their world.  When you complete coop you also get humanity back so it's a great deal.  This also lets you pre-test boss fights.

I think I've only ever found one of the things that lest me put down a summon sign, so I've never really wanted to use it.  I'll have to give it a try sometime, I've sort of run into multiple dead ends at this point.ou

You only get 1 summon stone which you can use over and over just not in more than one place at a time.  I used one before I went into a boss fight and won the 3rd time I was summoned and that turned me human and gave me full health again so it's worth putting it down near any boss. 
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] Dark Souls 2 on: April 27, 2014, 09:47:59 PM
Don't forget to put down messages and also rate them.  They don't have to be perfect and when someone rates them you get a bit of a health boost.  I rarely did that in the first DS and now I do it quite often and it's helped quite a bit.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: March 16, 2014, 08:03:35 AM
Finished the game at 17 hours and missed only 1 sidequest.  I really enjoyed the game and thought it was the perfect game that rewarded the fans of the show.   
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: March 14, 2014, 04:44:27 PM
I don't have anything in my inventory so I don't think anyone has bought it yet.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: March 14, 2014, 12:45:27 AM

Quote from: EddieA on March 13, 2014, 09:44:04 PM

Since the sale ends in 24 hours, is anyone still interested in the 4-pack?

I'm still interested.  Countach
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Banner Saga on: March 12, 2014, 03:04:53 AM
I can go in on a 4-pack as well with paypal.  steam name Countach.

26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Qvadriga - Roman Chariot Racer Simulator on: March 11, 2014, 04:36:53 AM
I started the campaign and it's tough just to finish a race.  You really need to know the strengths of your horses, chariot, and rider and use that info on how to race.  Out of 5 races I've fallen off my chariot on all but 2 of them luckily I was able to escape without being trampled.  The races vary in size and the 8 chariot races are crazy.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Qvadriga - Roman Chariot Racer Simulator on: March 10, 2014, 04:20:54 AM
Saw this game mentioned on another forum and watched a couple of youtube videos and decided to spend the $20 and glad that I did.

The game is played from a top-down perspective and you can play it turn based or real time, I'm playing it turn based now and it's pretty awesome.  A "turn" is a ten second chunk of racing and then it presents you with some choices.  Do you whip your horses which makes you go faster but could injure the horses, do you try and whip your opponent or his horses when he is beside you or try to crash into him. There are other choices as well and it makes for an interesting game.  If you push your horses too fast around a corner you could damage your chariot or it could fall off so you are dragging behind it and you can try to finish the race or run off the track which you must time correctly of you will get ran over, which happened to me on my first race, so long Ash.  

The goal of the game is to become a globally renowned racer which takes you around the known world of that time and compete against other AI racers.  There are about 45 different circuses to race around and some have you racing against 3 or up to 7 other racers.  The game does have an economy so you can purchase riders with varying skills, better horses and chariots, and also gambling, so it has some depth outside of the races.  The game is built in the Unity engine and the game isn't a graphical powerhouse but it looks clean the the UI is easy to understand.  If you are looking for a neat strategy quasi action game then you should give this a shot.  There is a demo that you can try or watch a couple of the youtube videos to give you an idea of the gameplay.  This would be ideal for the iPad so hopefully that version is in the works.  




    
28  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [VITA] Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on: February 18, 2014, 12:33:00 AM
For the trigger bullets I think you can tap the screen which makes it much easier than trying to shoot them.  Pressing the R button slows them down but I found it still tough to do until I used the touch method.

29  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [VITA] Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on: February 17, 2014, 01:34:19 AM
I've put in a couple of hours and really enjoying the game, it's crazy but it has a lot of style.  I just finished the first "case" and I can see it getting pretty challenging.  The dialog is well written and I've laughed quite a few times, there is some foul language that they could have left out.  It's the most time I've spent playing a vita game in a while.     
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Dark Souls on: February 11, 2014, 04:28:47 AM
I finally finished the game a couple of weeks ago and still need to finish the DLC.  I initially played for 60 hours about 6 months ago and got back into it and was determined to finish the game and it felt good.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games Finished 2014 Edition on: January 20, 2014, 05:20:43 PM
Finished 14 Games Last Year

This Year:
PC

Batman Arkham Origins
Dark Souls
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on: January 17, 2014, 09:46:56 PM
I've played through the opening hour twice and will have to do it a third time if I want to play it.   My game will not save even though I talked to the lady who is supposed to save the game.  I talked to her 4 times but when I had to stop and loaded the game up the file was empty.  Not sure that I want to do that again....
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Peggle 2 on: December 10, 2013, 05:06:31 AM
Really enjoying the game and the little touches are nice.  In the second stage watch the top goat's head when the scoring takes place.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: December 08, 2013, 05:08:29 PM
I'm still here....

I've raced for around 4 hours and I'm really enjoying it.  I finally got to race one of the go karts and had a blast.  I've got my 2nd set of licenses, if you can gold all of these you get a special car, and tried one of the online seasonal events that netted me 10,000 credits.  The missions are pretty cool except for the 2-5 one I can't beat it, you have to race the AI with no collisions and if you take the lead early he will eventually crash into you on a turn which will end the event.  I just unlocked the moon rover so I'll take that for a spin shortly.



35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: December 06, 2013, 11:00:49 PM
I eventually got a new car but it wasn't that much of an upgrade since I didn't have much money.   After I completed the amateur circuit it did open up new events with different cars that are specific to that event so even though you can't afford them you do get to race other cars. 

I have noticed some sound problems especially the engine.  I need to hear it so I can change gears and when it cuts out it's annoying.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: December 06, 2013, 09:31:56 PM
After 4 hours I was able to start playing. 

I have a CSR Elite Wheel and it works/feels perfect, you can really feel the differences between the cars. I started playing in Cockpit view and the sense of speed wasn't there, of course you do start off with slow cars so it could just be that, but when I switched to the hood or road camera it did seem to be faster.

I'm playing on a PC monitor at 1080P and it's not as sharp as a PC race game but it isn't that bad. I have noticed a couple of road textures that aren't sharp before the race and some of the cockpits aren't hi-def but overall it looks great. I haven't noticed any screen tearing which I read on other forums. There are some jagged and flickering edges from time to time, but it hasn't been distracting. The replays look good.

The single player campaign is fun they mix things up with different events like hitting cones and other challenges that aren't just races so it make things interesting. They do force you to pick your first car from a selection of 1, I didn't like that. I don't think I've opened up multi-player yet but hopefully I'll get a chance tonight. The AI isn't fantastic, but they have given me a little challenge on some races but there isn't a way to increase the difficulty during the campaign just the arcade mode.

I was really worried about the loading times because of GT5 and I almost bought an SSD but with a normal hard drive they are minimal maybe 5-10 seconds, which is awesome. I hate the loading times on Forza 5, plus my wheel isn't compatible, that's another discussion.

I've completed about 25 races and I've liked all the tracks so far, each one feels different and has their own challenges. The races occur at different times of day and some of the effects look great, racing at dusk is awesome.

Overall I'm having a blast and the initial impression is so much better than GT5. I like the looks of the menu's and they are quick and easy to navigate.

Don't forget to change your oil when you get a new car.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: December 06, 2013, 04:48:48 PM
Bought the dd version and it's taking forever to install.  Started at 7:30am and it's about 85% complete about 3 hours later.  Hopefully I'll get to play today.
38  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: November 24, 2013, 04:12:17 PM
The Phoenix Wright game trilogy is $5 which is a good deal.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC/Wii U/PS4/XB1]Call of Duty:Ghosts on: November 24, 2013, 04:09:51 PM
Played the One version last night and what's up with all the guys just running around trying to knife you, I thought this was a shooting game.  They need to fix the spawning many times I would spawn and there would be someone behind me and I'd get knifed.  I did get first place a couple of times on team deathmatch and getting the dog was pretty cool.  The game plays silky smooth, but I wish loading times were eliminated.

 
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: November 22, 2013, 09:27:01 PM
Played the MyPlayer mode and it's pretty awesome.  I like the way you have to play as one position and have to do something besides dribble and shoot, setting screens is rewarding.  The mode is like a mini-rpg with cutscenes and full voice work.  The first game has you playing in a college all star game and how well you perform determines how high up in the draft you will be picked.  I was drafted 5th and went to the Pelicans, I did have an interview with Dallas which had me choosing what to say during the talks.


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