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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/360/PC] Remember Me on: June 05, 2013, 04:43:24 AM
My initial impressions were after 30 minutes and now I've played 2 hours and the game is still great.  The platforming prompts are still there, I haven't tried a harder difficulty to see if that eliminates them but I think it won't.  They do have traps so you have to time some jumps, but for the most part the platforming feels like Uncharted.  The movement still feels a little clunky and I've had some camera problems, but they aren't that big of a deal, those two small things are my only gripes. 

The architecture in each area is amazing and the lighting is unreal.  I was hitting the wrong key to take some screenshots so I only have a couple to show.  I have experienced a little lag every once in a while, it only lasted a couple of seconds each time and it isn't very often so maybe a patch can fix that issue. 

The combat keeps on expanding, I just opened up my 3rd combo.  The button patterns stay the same for each combo, but you put different types of hits on each button press so that you can create custom combos.  Some types are for power, health,  or focus time, so the system has some depth but is easy to execute. 

I'm not sure why other sites have such bad reviews for the game.  I didn't take the time to read them through so I'm not sure what their points were, but so far I'm enjoying the game and hope that others aren't swayed by those reviews and give the game a chance.  It's a new IP that is fun to play and should be supported. 

82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/360/PC] Remember Me on: June 05, 2013, 12:23:48 AM
Playing on PC with maxed graphics and the game is beautiful.  I'm playing with a 360 controller and the movement is a little off, maybe a touch to fast on the camera controls, I didn't see an option to change any controller settings. 

So far I like the combat, I like having to time your combos so it isn't a button masher, there is thought involved of when to attack and evade.  Some review I read said they didn't need the regen in their combos because they never got hit, he must have played on the easy difficulty.  I'm just starting out on normal and had to find the right time to use the regen combo as I had one life bar left, not sure what happens when you do lose all your health.  I'm still early in the game and they do show you where the jumps and platforms are with an icon, I hope that goes away soon, I'd like to find out on my own.   

83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grid 2 Impressions on: May 29, 2013, 04:19:17 PM
Grid 2 leans more to the arcade side of racing with a touch of simulation.  It isn't Forza or Gran Turismo and it isn't Need for Speed, it sits in the middle.  Codemasters created a special True Driving model that has no assist options that you can set like in the past games.  They wanted to simplify the actual driving experience so that you could really feel the difference in driving various cars.  Most of the forums have negative feedback about this saying the game is casual and not a simulation.  I partially agree, the driving is fun and is more accessible, but you still have to use good driving principles or you will likely crash.  The casual side for me is in the collisions, I'm able to crash into barriers and other cars like a Need for Speed game and still zoom around the track.  There is some mechanical damage that you can inflict, I had one instance where I had to drive with the wheel turned to the left to keep the car straight, but for the most part you can fly around the track and not care who or what you hit.  I played the first Grid the week prior and I can notice the difference between the driving models.  I wish the driving model was somewhere between the two games, Grid was too rigid while Grid 2 is too relaxed. 

The single and multi-player are distinct experiences so you have to unlock cars separately which is a bummer.  I've played about 20 online matches and they've been really fun.  There have been a couple of times it was a crashfest, but for the most part people drove realistically.  They have a ton of different race types to keep the game interesting.  I was in a lobby of 12 people, some events we all raced together and it others it was me vs one other racer.  If a racer is backing up or going the wrong way it will make that car a ghost so that they can't grief the other racers.   

There isn't a cockpit view in the game so that's another bummer.  I'm using the bonnet cam which is fine and does make it easier to see the track.  The graphics look great and they have a lot of atmospheric additions to the track.  While racing in California through a winding road in a forest,  leaves will float across the road, or a squirrel will scamper across.  Each of the 14 locations is very detailed and some take place in cites so you can be racing in downtown Chicago under the train tracks, the shadows look awesome. In single player you have 5 flashbacks(rewinds) per race, it works basically the same as in the previous racing games.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Grid 2 Impressions on: May 28, 2013, 05:53:50 AM
Got the game for PC and had it pre-loaded on Steam and it unlocked at 11pm central.  I played the original Grid earlier today and they have made some major improvements.  I'm playing on a triple screen setup and it's worked flawlessly, I had trouble getting the original Grid to accept even widescreen resolutions.  I have a Fanatec CSR Elite wheel and they have full support for that so now I can map the flashback button and not have to use my keyboard to hit F12 to accept it like in Grid and even the Dirt series.    

The game looks great and even though it's missing the cockpit view it's still fun as ever.  Codemasters still know how to make some awesome menu's, the interface is slick and easy to use.  I haven't played enough to tell if the physics are great or not, it may have felt a little arcadey, there are no driving options to adjust except for difficulty.   I'm playing on medium and coming in 3rd in most races, there are 3 other levels above that so it should get challenging.  I played a couple of multiplayer races and it worked fine.  My first online race I came in first so that felt pretty good, there were 7 other racers, and the other 2 races I came in 2nd and 3rd so hopefully the player base will grow.  I did link my youtube account and uploaded a video.  It uploaded it in my widescreen resolution though, 5960 x 1080, and 480P so I'm not sure about the quality.  I wish you could save your replays to disk and then go back and watch them or make other clips, none of the PC racing games I have allow this.  I didn't see an option to listen to your own music.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox: Always online, no second-hand games, 50GB Blu-ray and new kinect(EDGE) on: May 21, 2013, 11:20:15 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 21, 2013, 09:29:12 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 21, 2013, 09:20:53 PM

So here is where I'm angry - Rock Band.   I and others on this forum have a plethora of Rock Band songs that we'd love to continue to play, but that's just not gonna happen without running two systems.  Similarly, anything you have on XBLA is now trash.  Those are purely digital - there is no reason they couldn't be ported.  Hell, give me an option to pay a fee to move it and I'm happy....but no.  Instead, locked out completely. 

I wonder how much of an impact this will have on sales figures for games coming out via XBLA over the coming months.

I bought a 360 slim just for Rockband since I've spent so much money on it and I knew backwards compat would not be an option on the new consoles.
86  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: GeForce GTX TITAN announced on: April 18, 2013, 12:34:51 AM
I just setup a 3 monitor system and I decided to go with the Titan, it was a lot of money, but for once I wanted the best.  The card is amazing, powerful but very quiet.  I did do a little overclocking just for fun and it was pretty easy.  Now all my games run smooth even at the high resolution I have to run at.  Playing on a 3 monitor setup is just awesome, from racing to FPS the experience is unbelievable and I'm thankful that I could afford it.

87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 04/12/13 - Tax Day Edition on: April 12, 2013, 05:33:02 PM

Quote from: Laner on April 12, 2013, 04:43:21 PM

Just got a new video card, so... EVERYTHING!!!

But more specifically, probably Bioshock Infinite.

I just bought a Geforce Titan, not sure if it's going to be here before Monday, but it if does then it's triple monitor weekend jubilee.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/Vita] Guacamelee on: April 10, 2013, 10:47:25 PM
Played the game quickly on the vita and it looks and plays great.  Using the d-pad seems to be better than the PS3 analog stick as sometimes I get stuck doing something I didn't mean to do.  They do have cross game save support but I didn't try that.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/Vita] Guacamelee on: April 10, 2013, 02:01:07 AM
Really enjoying the game so far. I'm playing on the PS3 now and will try the vita version later tonight.  The soundtrack is awesome, I have the sound cranked up, and my subwoofer along with the buttkicker speaker and it's great feeling the beats and the punches.   

So far it hasn't been too difficult some of the platforming can be a little tough as you have to use your skills quickly, but again that is mostly to find different extras.  There are so many different references in the game it's going to be fun just to try and find them all.

So far I've seen...(remembered)
Spoiler for Hiden:
Mario and Luigi, Viva Pinata, Link, Metroid(of course), the Grumpy cat, and Castle Crashers.

90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (Win 8 Tablet) Planescape Torment, Baldur's Gate, Fallout on: April 09, 2013, 11:10:45 PM
I tried that on a surface but the touch interface always messed up.  Right under where I touched it would create a square box and I could see the desktop below it.  I tried several games and all had that problem.  Glad it worked for you.  I returned it right after that because that was the main reason that I bought it.
91  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Luigi's Mansion:Dark Moon on: March 24, 2013, 04:59:32 PM
Downloaded the game last night and played for about 2 hours then played about an hour today and I really like the game, it's just good fun.
The presentation of the game is excellent and there are so many small touches that makes the game a joy to play.  The graphics are really good, I'm playing with 3D about 50% and there are some jaggies when you use 3D so I'm a little torn on using 3D all the time.  I'm playing on a 3DSXL and even then the sweet spot is still very small. Other than that I don't have any complaints with the game.

The mechanics of catching ghosts is really fun to use and the rooms are so dense you can spend a lot of time just interacting with stuff.  There are a ton of collectibles to find so a 100% playthrough could take some time.  The game has a great sense of humor and Luigi's spoken dialog is spot on.  The best part is when he hums along to the background music, it's a small thing but I crack a smile each time that it happens.

92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 07, 2013, 03:05:49 AM
Probably the best game that I've played in 3D.  The game seems to be made with it in mind.  So far the setting is perfect, I really feel like I'm on that island.  Going into caves with a torch and seeing the light flicker off the walls is cool. 
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] SimCity impressions on: March 07, 2013, 03:02:43 AM
Tried to send out invites and the people were in my list but when I tried said it was unable to invite friends at this time, then when I went to start playing my city it just did nothing.  One friends can't get the tutorial to work and he's tried multiple times on all the servers.  

Go look at the reviews on Amaz...  it's about 1.5 stars.

94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: March 05, 2013, 06:20:50 AM
Played for about an hour with maxed settings except for the hair stuff and haven't had any problems, I have an Nvidia Card.
I started playing for about 10 minutes then I decided to try the 3D mode and it's awesome.  I think they made the game with 3D in mind as the opening scenes are really cool.
It has it's own 3D settings so I do see a little ghosting, I can't adjust the convergence manually without going into menus so it's kind of hard to really tell what I'm doing graphically.  So far it's been the best 3D game I've played. 

95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/04) on: March 05, 2013, 03:54:19 AM
Expensive Week for me.

Tomb Raider
Sim City
Castlevania -  The demo was really good.  The game looks great.

Tempted to pick up Etrian Odyssey IV the demo again was really great.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on: March 02, 2013, 03:33:37 AM
I wished they would have ported this game to the PC.  It had some awesome graphics for the 360.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 3/1/2013 on: March 02, 2013, 03:31:58 AM
Just got my new theater seat in and hooked up my buttkicker speaker so going to play games and watch movies with a lot of bass. 
One of my friends started playing Dwarf fortress this week and really talking it up so I may give that a try. 
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/25) on: February 26, 2013, 05:24:14 AM
Bit Trip Runner 2  - Steam
Brutal Legend - PC

May pickup EO4. 
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band DLC ending on 4/2 on: February 19, 2013, 12:01:41 AM
Knew the day was coming and although I am disappointed 5 years is a long time to support a game with DLC.  I have over 1000 songs and it taught me how to play the drums so kudos to Harmonix.   I still play to this day and hopefully will continue for years to come and just maybe they will introduce a new game in the series.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: What are you buying this week? (02/12) on: February 12, 2013, 01:58:59 AM

Quote from: Caine on February 12, 2013, 01:37:54 AM

Quote from: Punisher on February 11, 2013, 08:02:44 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 11, 2013, 01:31:27 PM

ACM is locked and preloaded.  Hoping that initial impressions of the net are wrong.

Guess I'm three guinea pig this time.

You and me both.. Already pre-loaded on my desktop and laptop and hoping for the best... Gonna have my wife try it as well and may pickup a 2nd copy...

cool.  Sent you a FR on steam for some co-op

Add me as well.  I bought the game last month on GMG for cheap hoping it would be good.
Countach - Steam

101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Impressions, tweaks and more! on: February 11, 2013, 01:56:35 AM

Quote from: Caine on February 10, 2013, 08:26:59 PM

I've used both the alter start and Random Alternate Start and both are pretty good.  I've had some cool times with the random one, it can drop you somewhere safe or right in front of a hungry bear, if you just want to do sidequests or play around choose random, if you want to start on the main quest use Alternate as it drops you right where you need to begin.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Impressions, tweaks and more! on: February 07, 2013, 03:48:23 AM
Well I restarted and put on the Skyrim Unleashed overhaul mod and see how this goes.  The creator is supposed to update the mod for Dragonborn by the end of the week.  I tried playing with Requiem but it was just too hard and I really wasn't having that great of a time.  This mod is not too crazy so hopefully together with the Duel mod I will fare better.

I had my first encounter and I thought that it felt right, I died and I should have but it wasn't instantly like in Requiem. 
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Dead Space 3 on: February 06, 2013, 04:46:40 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on February 06, 2013, 03:20:13 AM

Any more console or PC impressions? Does the PC version run pretty smooth (optimized)?
Just watched the quick look at Giant Bomb, they were not pleased frown
But I trust our community more anyways so.....

The game on PC runs just fine, I do have a newer rig though but I'm able to crank it up to maximum and even downsample and the game runs smooth.  There are quite a few options to tweak as well so it's more than just a basic port. 

I'm still enjoying the game and the enemies are getting more varied as well as their attacks.  I'm playing with a controller and it works well.  There is a ton of stuff to build and weapons to upgrade so if you like that it's there or you can just use the line cutter and try and make it through the game.  I'm playing on hard and once you get to chapter 3 and 4 you will run out of ammo, I didn't think that I would because early in the game I had a ton of stuff but that's dwindling now. 

There is a DLC button on the bench where you upgrade weapons but other than that I haven't thought about the invasive DLC and the co-op stuff seems like it's a different game mode as everything feels single player to me.


104  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fire Emblem: Awakening coming Feb. 4 2013 to North America - Finally on: February 04, 2013, 05:16:15 PM
Downloaded it last night as well and played a couple of missions.  The 3D cutscenes are really good and look awesome.  I'm playing on casual/Hard, I've only played the first fire emblem for about an hour so I'm new to the series and hard is tough.  I had to start over a couple of times because I made some bad movement decisions and this was on the 2nd fight.   
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC/PS3] Dead Space 3 on: February 04, 2013, 05:12:44 PM
Had to use up the rest of my vacation time so I have the next 2 Mondays off and should have moved them to Tuesdays because of game release dates but I was able to start playing Dead Space 3 early. 
Spoiler for Hiden:
Who knew that changing the date on your computer would work with Origin.

The game starts off with some great set pieces and the action has been thrilling, I've said awesome a couple of times so far. It  still has that Dead Space feel which is great.  The graphics on the PC look fine, I am using downsampling so they are really sharp.  There are quite a few graphic options and one for FXAA(Console) which is strange.  I'm still not sure about the co-op yet and hopefully will give it a try later this week.   
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/04) on: February 04, 2013, 04:58:26 PM
Dead Space 3 - Loved the first 2
Fire Emblem Awakening -  Downloaded last night and played through a couple of scenarios.

Surface Pro - Same as poster above.  Hopefully will be able to play older PC games especially graphic adventure games with the touch.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official Review] God of War III - Monday, March 8th on: January 31, 2013, 12:34:14 AM

Quote from: ATB on January 30, 2013, 06:17:53 PM

Got  through the battle with Hades and have decided to start over on the Hard difficulty as normal was not particularly challenging.
I tried hard last night and couldn't get past the first water horse. 
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DmC - Devil May Cry on: January 29, 2013, 01:35:03 AM
Just finished the game and it was very good, not too many frustrating fights.  The environments were really good and I'll probably try it again on a different difficulty.

109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DmC - Devil May Cry on: January 28, 2013, 09:30:07 PM
Really enjoying the game except my thumbs are pretty tired.  There are a ton of weapons and moves in the game and unless you are watching a cut scene you are doing some crazy things with the controller.  I'm playing on the hard difficulty and it hasn't been too bad, I've died a couple of times but I'm getting some S and SS ranks pretty regularly. 
The graphics are really good and they have some terrific levels. 
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 24, 2013, 07:34:12 AM
I was having some problems with combat but tonight I think I finally figured out what I was doing wrong.  The fights even early on can get hectic and I was making my decisions very quickly and attacking basically non-stop and trying to defend when necessary which was very tough because I'd have to cancel a lot and move to the defend slot.  I then slowed down and walked around the area and waited for the enemy to attack and when they finished I would get close and then attack and wow what a difference that makes.  I'm getting more health and mana drops and doing some major damage plus it helps with defending since I'm taking my time.  If you can time it well you get the golden drop which helps a lot. 

In combat, timing is very important and I guess I missed that instruction in the tutorials.  It's made the combat a lot more exciting.

111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA/PSN/Steam]Flashback Origins on: January 23, 2013, 11:34:40 PM
I remember driving 40 miles after college one day to pick up this game from a Babbage's for the PC.  It was an awesome game.

112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 22, 2013, 01:24:36 AM
After watching a review of the game they mentioned having to look at the in game book a lot if you don't get the collectors edition.  I wish they would make an iPad app for it.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DmC - Devil May Cry on: January 21, 2013, 12:54:05 AM

Quote from: Ridah on January 20, 2013, 06:25:49 PM

I pre-ordered the PC version which comes out on Tuesday.

I believe this comes out on PC on Friday. 
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games finished in 2013 ALL GAMING PLATFORMS (including Mobile Games) on: January 15, 2013, 11:00:46 PM
Deadlight      - Had to watch some youtube videos to complete.  Started off great then just puttered out.
Dishonored    -  Really enjoyed the game and now need to play again with combat as my focus, hopefully a totally new game.
Far Cry 3       - Not sure why I finish games as most endings......    The game itself was a blast.  
Dead Island  -  Got to Chapter 3 a long time ago and decided that I wanted to finish, once again, endings.....
Hitman Absolution -  Really enjoyed this one and will probably play again on a higher difficulty.
Limbo          - Never knew how close I was to finishing back when it was released.  Finally finished today.  Cool game.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/iOS/Android] Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 Enhanced Editions on: December 04, 2012, 12:10:39 AM

Quote from: Appollo on December 02, 2012, 11:04:18 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 01, 2012, 05:50:37 AM

I just cannot decide between PC or iOS!

In the same boat, leaning towards PC cause mods will probly follow and that is always interesting but half my life these days is spent away from my house with only a ipad for entertainment so...

Just read a review of the iPad version and it sounded like the best version of the game.  There were some interface quirks but nothing that was too bad so I will be picking up the iPad version. 
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3]Far Cry 3 Reviews are coming in! on: November 29, 2012, 11:55:11 PM

Quote from: skystride on November 29, 2012, 07:12:51 PM

Quote from: Reemul on November 29, 2012, 06:36:03 PM

Quote from: skystride on November 29, 2012, 06:20:12 PM

How are people playing this already?  Isn't it out Dec 5th or something?

Australia was today (tromorrow there) EU is tomorrow (Friday) Also Blackbeard has got his copy.

Anyone try using a VM host in Australia to get it to activate in North America or does that trick not work any more for Steam games?

That's what I did, I live in Arkansas and it worked without any problems.  I did have to pay $2 for the VPN service, I thought about using a free version, but decided against it.

PC Specs
8G Ram
Geforce GTX 580 3G version
Win 7 64bit
SSD Drive
1920x1080 on my TV

If I want to run constant 60fps then I have to use Directx9.  I'm still tweaking but with Dx11 I'm getting around 45-50 fps on very high which isn't that bad.  I've read some other things to tweak so I'll post the results later. 

117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/Ps3]Far Cry 3 Reviews are coming in! on: November 29, 2012, 05:44:48 AM
Played about 3 hours tonight and the game is pretty awesome.  I have the PC version and they still need to optimize Directx 11 for Nvidia cards with  the new patch and drivers I still can't max out the graphics and keep 60fps, it still looks great though.   The cutscenes and characters are great and the story has been pretty good so far.   I like the cover and stealth system as you do have time to get away before someone comes after you.  They do need to patch out the HUD as it does take out some of the immersion, they also need to move it down and to the left some it's almost like they placed it for a letterbox screen.  Also they do show you everything on the map once you get to the top of the tower, I wish you could turn that off too as that diminishes some of the exploration.   

I'm playing with a controller and it works well, but the goats and pigs are hard to hit.  Hunting has been fun and when you first encounter a tiger you get a little nervous.  You will be skinning a lot of animals so you can upgrade your items, but you have to be careful cause it can draw attention from the rebels.  There is just so much to do that it should keep me playing for a long time. 
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: November 23, 2012, 02:59:04 AM
I've played about an hour of ZombiU and I really like it so far.  The best part is the atmosphere and the world you are in.  The way the game uses the pad is really great and it may be a game that I play standing up most of the time.  I think this game will appeal to certain gamers and maybe that's why the reviews are all over the place. 
119  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wii U Nintendo ID List on: November 21, 2012, 04:01:08 AM
Mine is : Hollams
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: November 21, 2012, 02:23:56 AM
Just tried the wii mode and the screen was all messed up.  The wii menu was all red almost like a cable was loose but the wii u mode is fine. 

Downloading zombiu now will take 2:30 hours pretty slow going.
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