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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1]Final Fantasy XV on: December 01, 2016, 09:22:06 PM
I shouldn't have started playing the arcade game.  It lasted over an hour!  I could have quit I guess but wanted the high-score and any possible rewards.

Should I be selling all items in Treasures tab?  Description says sell for Gil.  Also, is there no "sell all" option?  I'm so used to many games implementing sell all junk these days.

I'm only 3 hours in and enjoying it.  I appreciate the somewhat original gameplay.  It doesn't feel like a Final Fantasy game (yet).  That's not necessarily a criticism, maybe the game can stand on it's own.  I am huge FF fan though and loved FF 12.  I need to play a lot more to determine if 15 will hold up to that standard.

I will also echo the recommendation to watch Kingsglaive and Brotherhood before playing this.

Just thought of another question, I equipped magic on the other guys but do they use it automatically?
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1]Final Fantasy XV on: November 29, 2016, 06:28:33 PM
I stayed up way too late watching Kingsglaive while the game finished downloading.  Movie was good.  I decided not to play the game while about to pass out.  Can't wait to try it tonight!

What's with the Audi product placement (in the movie)? I can't remember if this was done before in FF but it felt a bit jarring.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (October 16, 2016) on: October 17, 2016, 09:59:57 PM
I was trying to resist buying Battlefield 1 after reading a lot of good impressions but then I just noticed Civ 6 on the list above so that made my decision easier.  Civ it is!
4  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pokemon Go on: July 21, 2016, 05:27:15 PM
Maybe they will add real gameplay in later now that they are gazillionaires?
5  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [iOS/PC] Crashlands. You should really go buy this. on: March 21, 2016, 09:25:37 PM
Has anyone played this on iphone?  Is it too small?
6  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: September 08, 2015, 05:19:47 PM
I've been really enjoying Fallout Shelter.  I can play it in the subway where I don't have internet access.  So far haven't felt the need for in-app purchases.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Helldivers: "Come on you apes! You wanna live forever?" on: March 09, 2015, 06:48:13 PM
Does couch co-op support 4 local players or only 2?
8  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor on: November 11, 2013, 05:57:10 AM

Quote from: rittchard on November 10, 2013, 04:21:16 AM

While you can enter the fray sooner than level 100, you may find yourself biting off more than you can chew—enter at your own risk!

Much rather go back to GW2 and enjoy PvP at any level than grind WoW PvE.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Next Gen]Tomb Raider 2 on: August 03, 2013, 09:38:01 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 03, 2013, 04:59:37 PM

Not surprised at all. As mentioned earlier, there are certain rules in marketing that dictate what you can and can't do with lead characters. The primary rule is that your lead character must be a man, and he must be white. Any time you break these rules, you lose sales (that's the basic gist of the market research anyway). To counteract the loss of sales by having a woman as the lead character, the easiest solution is to appeal to the male player's protective instincts. It's annoyingly transparent and well known, and that many of you refuse to see through this paper-thin situation is even more annoying.

Ask yourselves this: Even if you appreciate the added realism of having someone suffer in the bad situation in which they're put (which I certainly don't have a problem with as long as it's not overdone), do you really think it's a coincidence that the first game in a long time to do this uses a female lead character?

I might have bought this argument if it was a new IP.  TR is already a hugely popular brand and they didn't really have to worry about sales as long as they made a decent game.

The whole thing about realistic reactions is pretty new in the industry.  Naughty Dog is leading the pack in that department and it's pretty obvious to see the influence of Uncharted on the TR team.  I think you will see more games coming out with similar character interactions in the future and they will have male characters in those positions.   So yeah, it's is a bit of a coincidence that TR came out about the same time as this movement towards more realism (in characters) is starting to get traction and we are getting tired of same old FPS that hasn't evolved in those areas since Quake.

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