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1  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.
2  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. 
3  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.
4  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. 
5  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. 
6  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.
7  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.   
8  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.
9  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
10  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.

11  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.
12  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.  




    
13  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.

14  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.     
15  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.
16  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
17  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....
18  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.
19  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.



20  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.
21  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.
22  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.
23  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.
24  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.

 
25  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.


26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: November 18, 2013, 11:41:55 PM

Quote from: Rip on November 18, 2013, 11:24:25 PM

Are we talking the next gen PS4 version or current gen? I play current gen on the PC but would lke to check out the next gen version. Just not enough to by a PS4.

I'm playing the PS4 version, I don't the the PC version has all the updated options and graphics of the PS4 version.

27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Need for Speed Rivals on: November 18, 2013, 05:32:01 AM
I got the PS4 version in the Amazon B2G1F promotion but it still doesn't have a ship date so I went ahead and bought it somewhere else and it's pretty awesome.   The graphics look nice and there are a ton of particles everywhere from leaves, to dust, and the rain storm looks fantastic.  The game is made for multiplayer so after the tutorial it puts you in a world with 8 other drivers who could be a cop or a racer and you may meet them during your challenges in each type of career.  You may be a cop and see a race going on and a couple of the racers are human opponents so if you can take them down you get a little more xp.  I had a great time and played for about 3 hours straight and didn't have any issues except once where the host had to be changed and that took about 30 seconds and I was back in the world.  You don't have to do the multiplayer stuff but it's a cool idea and works well.

The game plays great with a controller, I've tried these types of racers with a wheel and it's not as fun as a realistic race game because of the speed and overall arcady aspects. 
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: November 17, 2013, 05:33:02 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 17, 2013, 04:34:31 PM

Are there no difficulty options in the game?

With new console launches, it always seems to be the sports games that have the most impressive graphics during launch, and I'm always tempted to buy them.

Fortunately, I do like basketball, but I in no way follow the sport.  I don't know rosters or coaches or anything.  But I do like watching the game occasionally.

I've heard the My Career thing has a story mode this time around, and I thought that might be interesting.

Is it worth it for someone like me with only a passing interest in the sport but who wants to be wowed by the graphics?

There are a lot of options that you can customize to make the game as easy or hard as you want it. 

The first time I played I really didn't know the moves, but I had a lot of fun and saw some cool animations.  I didn't run any set plays and let the computer decide all the substitutions and still had a blast.
I then went and tried the tutorial and there are a lot of moves to learn, the tutorial was great and showed you how to perform the move and gave you tips after your attempt on how to make them better. There is a deep system underneath, but I don't think you have to learn all of it to have a good time. 

The second game I played I was trying to incorporate the moves I learned in the tutorial and I was somewhat successful, it will take some practice on which moves to combine together.  I pulled off a pretty cool juke then drive to the basket followed by a monster dunk which felt great.  The crowd interaction was really good, they boo'd when I fouled and cheered as I tied the game and the opponent called a timeout, they felt tied to the game I was playing. 

I didn't try the my player yet, I set it up and when it went to the 2k servers it locked up my PS4 so I had to turn if off and on and when I came back it did sign me up to the site.

   

 

29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: November 17, 2013, 06:14:30 AM
I won the initial loading game on a last second 3 pointer by Wade so that was an awesome way to start.

The graphics are awesome, but there are some players who needed a bit more detail added to their faces.  I also saw some duplicated faces in the crowd and some of their animations where in unison which looked odd. 

The gameplay is ok, I've always felt basketball games were a bit clunky because of how the hit detection had to work especially in the lane.  I had some passes that didn't go where I thought I had aimed which turned into some fast breaks for the opponents.  I did have to turn down the replays after made shots as it seemed to play it after every one which made taking the ball out take longer than needed. 

30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 15, 2013, 09:38:53 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on November 15, 2013, 09:36:26 PM

Quote from: shon on November 15, 2013, 09:29:15 PM

Mine just came in and I hooked it up and it downloaded the update extremely fast.  Trying to logon to PSN and it just sits there saying please wait.



According to this:

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/237

PSN is currently offline.

I just got that message when I tried for the 3rd time so they are having issues. 
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 15, 2013, 09:29:15 PM
Mine just came in and I hooked it up and it downloaded the update extremely fast.  Trying to logon to PSN and it just sits there saying please wait.

32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rocksmith 2014 Preview on: October 24, 2013, 04:28:03 AM
Really enjoying the game now that I got all my PC sound woes fixed.  Apparently the game doesn't support USB soundcards, the game would run fine but no sound during the game so I had to switch to my laptop.  I did have to adjust the video latency a bit but now I have no latency or lag so it's just like playing through an amp.

I messed a bit with the original and this is so much better, the menus are quick and responsive and it's easy to get into a song and start learning it.  I started playing the guitar when I was around 16, so that was about 24 years ago(that was hard to write), and when Rockband came around I switched to the drums and haven't practiced much on the guitar and this game is getting me back in form.  I'm used to reading tab and this is much different so the biggest learning curve for me is being able to spot read which should just take time.  I wish they had this when I was learning.
 



 
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/21) on: October 23, 2013, 02:47:01 AM
Rocksmith 2014 for the PC - Got it from Gamefly with 20% off so I couldn't pass it up.
Lego Marvel - GMG had a 20% discount on this game so why not?
Deus Ex HR DC - Only $5

At these prices it's hard for me to justify the new consoles even though I have them pre-ordered, you usually can't find deals like this for console games the day of launch.

34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 16, 2013, 11:46:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 15, 2013, 11:42:14 PM


Really upset at Microsoft.  For Forza 4 the Fanatec Wheel was the Official racing wheel and I bought one because it was compatible with the 360, PS3, and the PC, it was $500.  Now this video comes out and they list the accessories and the 360 wheels are not compatible, the ones they showed don't even have a clutch. 
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/4/13 on: October 04, 2013, 11:02:44 PM
GTA V - Didn't realize I was about 15 missions from finishing the story. 
Bioshock 2 Minerva's Den - Never bought the DLC so since it's free.
Dead Man's Draw - IOS game that has me addicted. 
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii U] Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker remake on: September 22, 2013, 03:28:03 AM
Switching between this and GTA V......

I played till I met the ship and stopped there.  The graphics are amazing and it's probably the most colorful game I've played.  The game pad works great and not having to open a menu for your inventory is awesome and a feature I wish the Xbox One and Ps4 have somehow. 
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 20, 2013, 02:40:25 AM
Not really digging Trevor, I thought I would, but he's just too over the top, vulgarity for shock value, I hate that. 

It seems like every race I get to the next to last gate and crash and then lose the race pretty frustrating.  Flying planes is pretty fun and relatively easy, I'm getting better on the landings.  I've seen some pretty impressive sights and I've tried taking pictures and it never seems to work, I took one and it locked up my 360 and I had to hard reset it. 

     
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 19, 2013, 02:07:38 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 19, 2013, 01:53:28 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 19, 2013, 01:48:10 AM

quick save

OK... there's a quick save? Where?
Open your phone and one of the apps is a quicksave.  You can't be in a mission though.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 18, 2013, 10:46:11 PM
I had a dirt bike that I'd been riding for awhile and then when into a tunnel and got off to check something and I could hear the dirt bike clicking, it was the sound of it cooling off.  Pretty cool.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 18, 2013, 12:04:29 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 17, 2013, 11:31:08 PM

so... upping the sensitivity worked well with aiming.... and it makes driving feel too loose.  too bad they didn't put in separate settings for on foot and in car.  got to get used to the new driving model, after playing Forza Horizons a bunch lately it just doesn't feel right.

I agree.  Tried the same thing.  The first car I drove, I thought the handling was atrocious, maybe it was just that car but I didn't like it.  The second car was a bit better so it will take some time to get used to the driving model.  I don't like the movement of the character, they still feel a bit like a tank, it's just not smooth.  The cover system worked ok, I did have a couple of instances where it went wonky.       
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