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Title: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on November 04, 2010, 11:23:56 PM
To go with our Anime and Manga thread, I've decided we could use a gaming thread that wasn't based on a p&p game.


With two more weeks for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, I'm hard-pressed to find a new 360 (since moving in with my dad denied me regular access to Midge's). According to TV Tropes, the Dual Blade is being removed in favor of letting you dual-wield your sword and hidden pistol. A bit saddening, but at the same time that sounds awesome!


And to Prime/Kuro: Can you point me to a good arcade stick for BlazBlue? I've been meaning to buy one and get some practice in with it, but I have no idea what brands would be best.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: archangel.arcanis on November 04, 2010, 11:26:19 PM
Good luck finding a 360.

I'm playing me some Fallout: New Vegas right now. Though they still didn't fix some of the engine bugs they had with FO3: broken steel, periodically locks the PS3 up so I have to cut the power.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on November 04, 2010, 11:37:18 PM
Good luck finding a 360.

I'm playing me some Fallout: New Vegas right now. Though they still didn't fix some of the engine bugs they had with FO3: broken steel, periodically locks the PS3 up so I have to cut the power.

Did Bethesda do that Fallout too? If so, you may need to search for homebrew mods, as they' usually support those mods instead of their own patches (it was that way with Oblivion, save for Shivering Isles).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on November 04, 2010, 11:44:45 PM
Nah, Obsidian developed New Vegas, Bethesda just published it. (For the record, it's definitely an Obsidian game--RIDDLED with bugs and glitches--but still worth your money.)

Brotherhood does look really good. I'm sad that I won't be able to play it here since I don't have a TV, though. (Ubisoft is really bad at porting console games to PC, so I can't just wait for the PC version like I normally would--my year-and-a-half-old laptop won't run it.)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: archangel.arcanis on November 04, 2010, 11:51:08 PM
Both games use the same engine and the bug that causes random total freezes on the PS3 was introduced in BoH expansion of 3 since I had played somewhere near 50 hours without a freeze before installing it. I only made it about an hour after installing it before it started.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Tshern on November 05, 2010, 01:22:49 AM
Started replaying The Witcher. Better than the TV series, but due to the lack of translated books, haven't read the original works yet...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on November 05, 2010, 01:31:55 AM
And to Prime/Kuro: Can you point me to a good arcade stick for BlazBlue? I've been meaning to buy one and get some practice in with it, but I have no idea what brands would be best.
SiFir, I've never played BlazBlue and the only home console I own is a Wii. :P
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on November 05, 2010, 01:38:27 AM
And to Prime/Kuro: Can you point me to a good arcade stick for BlazBlue? I've been meaning to buy one and get some practice in with it, but I have no idea what brands would be best.
SiFir, I've never played BlazBlue and the only home console I own is a Wii. :P


Sell your body to a pimp, buy an XBox, and PLAY LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: oslecamo on November 05, 2010, 02:09:08 AM
After hearing much hype about it I got to playing Fal from Heaven II mod for Civilization IV.

It's AWESOME(to the point it only could be more awesome by somehow adding giant robots in medieval fantasy)! Some highlights from my current first playtrough:
-My chosen faction doesn't have a specific hero like the other factions do, instead they randomly spawn adventurers that quickly get exp every turn and then can be promoted to any unit I unlocked by paying gold, so after some time I end up with a bunch of "heroic" troops.
-First other player I meet is psycho pyromancer.
-Galadriel elf chick found while exploring the sea.
-Another goody two shoes factions builts a gate that spawns a new civilization consisting of angels, taking over the city in wich they apeared by allying with the faction that allowed their existence. Other good units that die join their side.
-Pyromancer turns against me and sends waves of skeletons! And flaming zombies that explode when killed!
-Ah, I finished researching gunpowder! Eat guns you dark mages!
-A bunch of enemy troops sneak trough my defence forces and advance towards an unprotected city!
-I promote an adventurer I had building exp. He proceeds to single-handedly defeat a dozen enemy troops.
-As casualities builds up the "armagedon counter" builds up, spawning the four horsemen of the apocalypse one by one!
-Super-plague dizimating my population, I'm kinda screwed...
-Hey, wait, my leader can change one of his abilities every X turns! I pick one that increases all my city's health for free!
-As I push into enemy territorry he spends his once-per-game spell that causes meteors to fall on all my cities, but I keep pushing forward!
-Hey, mythril mine found on eneny territorry! Conquer the nearby city and call my troops back to equip them with shiny new weapons!
-Third horsemen of the apocalypse spawns, aparently gets insta-killed right away due to unknown reasons.
-Finally find the enemy capital, protected by several high level firebal-throwing mages...
-I get special medics specific to my factions that allow me to quickly heal from fireball burns.
-Doesn't seem like there's any upgrade to increase their healing abilities, so I just increase their basic combat.
-Final assault on the enemy, damn summoned skeletons keep chump-blocking my elite troops...
-With the skeletons out of the way my medics attack and kills his mages! WITH THEIR BARE FISTS!
-One enemy down, six more to go!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on November 05, 2010, 10:43:53 PM
Picked up SRW: OG2 yesterday and I'm having some trouble with the Battle Mastery challenges. Its a fun game, but trying to get the BMs is a pain in the ass.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: archangel.arcanis on November 05, 2010, 10:48:28 PM
After hearing much hype about it I got to playing Fal from Heaven II mod for Civilization IV.

It's AWESOME(to the point it only could be more awesome by somehow adding giant robots in medieval fantasy)! Some highlights from my current first playtrough:
-My chosen faction doesn't have a specific hero like the other factions do, instead they randomly spawn adventurers that quickly get exp every turn and then can be promoted to any unit I unlocked by paying gold, so after some time I end up with a bunch of "heroic" troops.
-First other player I meet is psycho pyromancer.
-Galadriel elf chick found while exploring the sea.
-Another goody two shoes factions builts a gate that spawns a new civilization consisting of angels, taking over the city in wich they apeared by allying with the faction that allowed their existence. Other good units that die join their side.
-Pyromancer turns against me and sends waves of skeletons! And flaming zombies that explode when killed!
-Ah, I finished researching gunpowder! Eat guns you dark mages!
-A bunch of enemy troops sneak trough my defence forces and advance towards an unprotected city!
-I promote an adventurer I had building exp. He proceeds to single-handedly defeat a dozen enemy troops.
-As casualities builds up the "armagedon counter" builds up, spawning the four horsemen of the apocalypse one by one!
-Super-plague dizimating my population, I'm kinda screwed...
-Hey, wait, my leader can change one of his abilities every X turns! I pick one that increases all my city's health for free!
-As I push into enemy territorry he spends his once-per-game spell that causes meteors to fall on all my cities, but I keep pushing forward!
-Hey, mythril mine found on eneny territorry! Conquer the nearby city and call my troops back to equip them with shiny new weapons!
-Third horsemen of the apocalypse spawns, aparently gets insta-killed right away due to unknown reasons.
-Finally find the enemy capital, protected by several high level firebal-throwing mages...
-I get special medics specific to my factions that allow me to quickly heal from fireball burns.
-Doesn't seem like there's any upgrade to increase their healing abilities, so I just increase their basic combat.
-Final assault on the enemy, damn summoned skeletons keep chump-blocking my elite troops...
-With the skeletons out of the way my medics attack and kills his mages! WITH THEIR BARE FISTS!
-One enemy down, six more to go!


It is a great mod. On of its authors hangs out on another forum I'm on and we actually got some of the first looks at it. It was supposed to be released as its own game at one point but that fell through before it was entirely done.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: oslecamo on November 06, 2010, 02:35:22 AM
Picked up SRW: OG2 yesterday and I'm having some trouble with the Battle Mastery challenges. Its a fun game, but trying to get the BMs is a pain in the ass.

You don't need to actualy get them on the first run.

If you beat the game you can save and make a game++ where you keep your money and PP, making unlocking secrets and BM considerably easier.

Seriously, trying to get the BM on your fist run is possible, but kinda of a masochist experience, in particular because in several levels you'll have little to no room for error. I talk from experience.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on November 06, 2010, 07:15:54 AM
Picked up SRW: OG2 yesterday and I'm having some trouble with the Battle Mastery challenges. Its a fun game, but trying to get the BMs is a pain in the ass.

You don't need to actualy get them on the first run.

If you beat the game you can save and make a game++ where you keep your money and PP, making unlocking secrets and BM considerably easier.

Seriously, trying to get the BM on your fist run is possible, but kinda of a masochist experience, in particular because in several levels you'll have little to no room for error. I talk from experience.


I didn't realize there would be a NG+, thanks for the tip.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Cubey on November 06, 2010, 04:23:28 PM
Some of OG2's battle masteries are a pain indeed. It's easier if you are already familiar with basics of Super Robot Wars and the series' tactics.

But like Oslecamo said, battle masteries - completely optional. Just enjoy the game!

Started replaying The Witcher. Better than the TV series, but due to the lack of translated books, haven't read the original works yet...

The Witcher is cool. I heard the English translation sucked hard, but they improved it in a patch/special edition or something. The original Polish dialogue is fun and tries to sound like if Sapkowski was on the writing staff.

You watched the Witcher TV series? I'm sorry. I really am.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: kurashu on November 08, 2010, 06:57:21 PM
My current game addictions are Castle Crashers and Plants vs. Zombies.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 08, 2010, 07:38:38 PM
I've been playing mostly Class of Heroes for the PSP (and waiting for my PC to come back so I can go back to playing Romancing Saga 3. What can I say, sometimes the best games are the classics).

SiFir, I can't recommend a stick for you cuz I play on a pad.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on November 08, 2010, 09:27:16 PM
SiFir, I can't recommend a stick for you cuz I play on a pad.

Dammit Gendou, what use are you!?!
Edit: Oh, right. Mind rape. Remind me to call you when someone needs that.

[/Kidding]


I'll ask the guys at Dustloop.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Cubey on November 08, 2010, 10:57:17 PM
So, folks.

Killer7.
Very disturbing.
Very weird.
Very stylish.

Bare bones, you could describe it as an adventure game+railroad shooter. But that description doesn't do it justice. Few words do. Instead, just watch these (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a_N406U18g&feature=related) videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra51ZcAAYxc). Warning. Spoilers, and NSFW. Oh so NSFW.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 08, 2010, 11:31:41 PM
Started replaying The Witcher. Better than the TV series, but due to the lack of translated books, haven't read the original works yet...

I really enjoyed that game, minus the "gotta bang em all" aspect when it came to the female characters.

I'm really looking forward to the sequel, I'm sure I'm going to fall in love with it.  In fact, I love that company just for the fact that if you bought the origional version of the game you got a free patch to upgrade it to the enhanced edition.  Polish people apparently aren't money grubbing bastards!  YAY!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 09, 2010, 12:05:35 AM
So, folks.

Killer7.
Very disturbing.
Very weird.
Very stylish.

Bare bones, you could describe it as an adventure game+railroad shooter. But that description doesn't do it justice. Few words do. Instead, just watch these (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a_N406U18g&feature=related) videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra51ZcAAYxc). Warning. Spoilers, and NSFW. Oh so NSFW.
Killer7 bears no description because there are no bears in the game.

That's how you get to describe it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Tshern on November 09, 2010, 02:35:52 AM
An interesting point, my flat now welcomes everyone with the sounds of Call of Duty's new Black Ops thingee. Got it 10 minutes after they started selling it here, was waiting for that with my flatmate. Awesome.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 09, 2010, 02:17:50 PM
SiFir, I can't recommend a stick for you cuz I play on a pad.

Dammit Gendou, what use are you!?!
Edit: Oh, right. Mind rape. Remind me to call you when someone needs that.

[/Kidding]


I'll ask the guys at Dustloop.

If you need a stick to be awesome, then you are NOTHING!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: weenog on November 09, 2010, 02:28:54 PM
Not sure where else to put this, but I've been playing the old PS2 game Way of the Samurai 2 lately.  I like the mobile fights, and the needing only a sword (tengu mask optional) to fight effectively, as long as you're really skilled with it.  I've been wondering, and maybe someone familiar with both the video game and the book can help me, how close can you get to that kind of combat with a Tome of Battle character?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 09, 2010, 02:36:17 PM
Not sure where else to put this, but I've been playing the old PS2 game Way of the Samurai 2 lately.  I like the mobile fights, and the needing only a sword (tengu mask optional) to fight effectively, as long as you're really skilled with it.  I've been wondering, and maybe someone familiar with both the video game and the book can help me, how close can you get to that kind of combat with a Tome of Battle character?

Not very, I'm afraid. D&D isn't built for semi-realistic combat. ToB is more appropriate for things like Wuxia. Being all dodge this, parry that, counter that would work best with a system that has parrying built in. Though you COULD potentially pull it off with feats such as Karmic Strike, Sidestep etc..
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on November 10, 2010, 04:59:50 AM
Just finished Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.

Its a marked improvement from the first game. The fighting is cool, the powers are pretty nice. Everything looks pretty. Its just..a little short for a hack and slasher.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 10, 2010, 05:51:10 AM
Just finished Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.

Its a marked improvement from the first game. The fighting is cool, the powers are pretty nice. Everything looks pretty. Its just..a little short for a hack and slasher.

So was the first game. By the way, is your Lightsaber still by and large a fashion accessory? I couldn't find a good use for it short of Force Throw.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on November 10, 2010, 09:31:26 AM
Just finished Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.

Its a marked improvement from the first game. The fighting is cool, the powers are pretty nice. Everything looks pretty. Its just..a little short for a hack and slasher.

So was the first game. By the way, is your Lightsaber still by and large a fashion accessory? I couldn't find a good use for it short of Force Throw.

For foes that are resistant to throws, pushes or other Force powers, cutting them down is the only way to go. And no you'll want to use your saber most of the time still. The styles are pretty cool.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 10, 2010, 03:20:35 PM
Just finished Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.

Its a marked improvement from the first game. The fighting is cool, the powers are pretty nice. Everything looks pretty. Its just..a little short for a hack and slasher.

So was the first game. By the way, is your Lightsaber still by and large a fashion accessory? I couldn't find a good use for it short of Force Throw.

For foes that are resistant to throws, pushes or other Force powers, cutting them down is the only way to go. And no you'll want to use your saber most of the time still. The styles are pretty cool.

Yeah, in the first game I saw little to no reason for using the lightsaber. The combos were repetitive and the powers were much cooler. Nothing said "Fuck you" to a bunch of enemies like sending them flying and shattering them against the walls.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on November 10, 2010, 04:24:28 PM
Just finished Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.

Its a marked improvement from the first game. The fighting is cool, the powers are pretty nice. Everything looks pretty. Its just..a little short for a hack and slasher.

So was the first game. By the way, is your Lightsaber still by and large a fashion accessory? I couldn't find a good use for it short of Force Throw.

For foes that are resistant to throws, pushes or other Force powers, cutting them down is the only way to go. And no you'll want to use your saber most of the time still. The styles are pretty cool.

Yeah, in the first game I saw little to no reason for using the lightsaber. The combos were repetitive and the powers were much cooler. Nothing said "Fuck you" to a bunch of enemies like sending them flying and shattering them against the walls.

Lightsaber crystals aren't just color templates now. You can choose different crystals (that you collect via holocrons) and pair up combinations (main saber and secondary saber) for different effects.

And dismemberment is active in this game. Stormtroopers and humanoid enemies can lose body parts, or disintegrate (if using the black crystal), set on fire (if using the fiery orange), etc etc.

Quite a lot of combos I might add, though you usually tend to just mash the attack button and use the lightning button to stun foes that keep blocking your swings.

The only annoying enemies are the machine-based ones, or the mechas if you prefer to call it. There's really no very safe way of fighting them without them just standing there and kicking you and stuff. On an Unleashed setting, getting hit a few times would kill you.

And the flaw with blocking still remains. There's simply no way to even keep yourself perfectly safe against a barrage of lasers in a singular direction, much less hope to even have enough deflections worth a damn.

Also despite having Force Lightning maxxed out, you simply cannot clear a room of troopers. More troopers than the maximum amount of bolts you can spare (IIRC 5). You can spam Push pretty quickly, better choice for making a room come alive with bouncing troopers.

The Force Rage ability is pretty damn bloody sweet. Can't really describe it, but every ability gets a major boost, including your typical lightsaber strikes, which erm, is more like using close range saber throws than actual holding and swinging.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 10, 2010, 05:10:02 PM
Just finished Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.

Its a marked improvement from the first game. The fighting is cool, the powers are pretty nice. Everything looks pretty. Its just..a little short for a hack and slasher.

So was the first game. By the way, is your Lightsaber still by and large a fashion accessory? I couldn't find a good use for it short of Force Throw.

For foes that are resistant to throws, pushes or other Force powers, cutting them down is the only way to go. And no you'll want to use your saber most of the time still. The styles are pretty cool.

Yeah, in the first game I saw little to no reason for using the lightsaber. The combos were repetitive and the powers were much cooler. Nothing said "Fuck you" to a bunch of enemies like sending them flying and shattering them against the walls.

Lightsaber crystals aren't just color templates now. You can choose different crystals (that you collect via holocrons) and pair up combinations (main saber and secondary saber) for different effects.

And dismemberment is active in this game. Stormtroopers and humanoid enemies can lose body parts, or disintegrate (if using the black crystal), set on fire (if using the fiery orange), etc etc.

Quite a lot of combos I might add, though you usually tend to just mash the attack button and use the lightning button to stun foes that keep blocking your swings.

The only annoying enemies are the machine-based ones, or the mechas if you prefer to call it. There's really no very safe way of fighting them without them just standing there and kicking you and stuff. On an Unleashed setting, getting hit a few times would kill you.

And the flaw with blocking still remains. There's simply no way to even keep yourself perfectly safe against a barrage of lasers in a singular direction, much less hope to even have enough deflections worth a damn.

Also despite having Force Lightning maxxed out, you simply cannot clear a room of troopers. More troopers than the maximum amount of bolts you can spare (IIRC 5). You can spam Push pretty quickly, better choice for making a room come alive with bouncing troopers.

The Force Rage ability is pretty damn bloody sweet. Can't really describe it, but every ability gets a major boost, including your typical lightsaber strikes, which erm, is more like using close range saber throws than actual holding and swinging.

Okay, now I want this game. I guess I'll have to wait until it comes out for a console I can actually pirate, cuz I don't have the monies to spare right now.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on November 11, 2010, 03:34:25 AM
Just finished Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.

Its a marked improvement from the first game. The fighting is cool, the powers are pretty nice. Everything looks pretty. Its just..a little short for a hack and slasher.

So was the first game. By the way, is your Lightsaber still by and large a fashion accessory? I couldn't find a good use for it short of Force Throw.

For foes that are resistant to throws, pushes or other Force powers, cutting them down is the only way to go. And no you'll want to use your saber most of the time still. The styles are pretty cool.

Yeah, in the first game I saw little to no reason for using the lightsaber. The combos were repetitive and the powers were much cooler. Nothing said "Fuck you" to a bunch of enemies like sending them flying and shattering them against the walls.

Lightsaber crystals aren't just color templates now. You can choose different crystals (that you collect via holocrons) and pair up combinations (main saber and secondary saber) for different effects.

And dismemberment is active in this game. Stormtroopers and humanoid enemies can lose body parts, or disintegrate (if using the black crystal), set on fire (if using the fiery orange), etc etc.

Quite a lot of combos I might add, though you usually tend to just mash the attack button and use the lightning button to stun foes that keep blocking your swings.

The only annoying enemies are the machine-based ones, or the mechas if you prefer to call it. There's really no very safe way of fighting them without them just standing there and kicking you and stuff. On an Unleashed setting, getting hit a few times would kill you.

And the flaw with blocking still remains. There's simply no way to even keep yourself perfectly safe against a barrage of lasers in a singular direction, much less hope to even have enough deflections worth a damn.

Also despite having Force Lightning maxxed out, you simply cannot clear a room of troopers. More troopers than the maximum amount of bolts you can spare (IIRC 5). You can spam Push pretty quickly, better choice for making a room come alive with bouncing troopers.

The Force Rage ability is pretty damn bloody sweet. Can't really describe it, but every ability gets a major boost, including your typical lightsaber strikes, which erm, is more like using close range saber throws than actual holding and swinging.

Okay, now I want this game. I guess I'll have to wait until it comes out for a console I can actually pirate, cuz I don't have the monies to spare right now.

Why not get a console and this game for a birthday present?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 11, 2010, 03:47:08 AM
Just finished Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.

Its a marked improvement from the first game. The fighting is cool, the powers are pretty nice. Everything looks pretty. Its just..a little short for a hack and slasher.

So was the first game. By the way, is your Lightsaber still by and large a fashion accessory? I couldn't find a good use for it short of Force Throw.

For foes that are resistant to throws, pushes or other Force powers, cutting them down is the only way to go. And no you'll want to use your saber most of the time still. The styles are pretty cool.

Yeah, in the first game I saw little to no reason for using the lightsaber. The combos were repetitive and the powers were much cooler. Nothing said "Fuck you" to a bunch of enemies like sending them flying and shattering them against the walls.

Lightsaber crystals aren't just color templates now. You can choose different crystals (that you collect via holocrons) and pair up combinations (main saber and secondary saber) for different effects.

And dismemberment is active in this game. Stormtroopers and humanoid enemies can lose body parts, or disintegrate (if using the black crystal), set on fire (if using the fiery orange), etc etc.

Quite a lot of combos I might add, though you usually tend to just mash the attack button and use the lightning button to stun foes that keep blocking your swings.

The only annoying enemies are the machine-based ones, or the mechas if you prefer to call it. There's really no very safe way of fighting them without them just standing there and kicking you and stuff. On an Unleashed setting, getting hit a few times would kill you.

And the flaw with blocking still remains. There's simply no way to even keep yourself perfectly safe against a barrage of lasers in a singular direction, much less hope to even have enough deflections worth a damn.

Also despite having Force Lightning maxxed out, you simply cannot clear a room of troopers. More troopers than the maximum amount of bolts you can spare (IIRC 5). You can spam Push pretty quickly, better choice for making a room come alive with bouncing troopers.

The Force Rage ability is pretty damn bloody sweet. Can't really describe it, but every ability gets a major boost, including your typical lightsaber strikes, which erm, is more like using close range saber throws than actual holding and swinging.

Okay, now I want this game. I guess I'll have to wait until it comes out for a console I can actually pirate, cuz I don't have the monies to spare right now.

Why not get a console and this game for a birthday present?

I have the console, but my birthday is not for another 7 months.  :(
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on November 11, 2010, 04:44:43 AM
Just finished Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.

Its a marked improvement from the first game. The fighting is cool, the powers are pretty nice. Everything looks pretty. Its just..a little short for a hack and slasher.

So was the first game. By the way, is your Lightsaber still by and large a fashion accessory? I couldn't find a good use for it short of Force Throw.

For foes that are resistant to throws, pushes or other Force powers, cutting them down is the only way to go. And no you'll want to use your saber most of the time still. The styles are pretty cool.

Yeah, in the first game I saw little to no reason for using the lightsaber. The combos were repetitive and the powers were much cooler. Nothing said "Fuck you" to a bunch of enemies like sending them flying and shattering them against the walls.

Lightsaber crystals aren't just color templates now. You can choose different crystals (that you collect via holocrons) and pair up combinations (main saber and secondary saber) for different effects.

And dismemberment is active in this game. Stormtroopers and humanoid enemies can lose body parts, or disintegrate (if using the black crystal), set on fire (if using the fiery orange), etc etc.

Quite a lot of combos I might add, though you usually tend to just mash the attack button and use the lightning button to stun foes that keep blocking your swings.

The only annoying enemies are the machine-based ones, or the mechas if you prefer to call it. There's really no very safe way of fighting them without them just standing there and kicking you and stuff. On an Unleashed setting, getting hit a few times would kill you.

And the flaw with blocking still remains. There's simply no way to even keep yourself perfectly safe against a barrage of lasers in a singular direction, much less hope to even have enough deflections worth a damn.

Also despite having Force Lightning maxxed out, you simply cannot clear a room of troopers. More troopers than the maximum amount of bolts you can spare (IIRC 5). You can spam Push pretty quickly, better choice for making a room come alive with bouncing troopers.

The Force Rage ability is pretty damn bloody sweet. Can't really describe it, but every ability gets a major boost, including your typical lightsaber strikes, which erm, is more like using close range saber throws than actual holding and swinging.

Okay, now I want this game. I guess I'll have to wait until it comes out for a console I can actually pirate, cuz I don't have the monies to spare right now.

Why not get a console and this game for a birthday present?

I have the console, but my birthday is not for another 7 months.  :(

7 months wait is good. There might be another Ultimate Sith Edition with new campaigns, levels and stuff.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 12, 2010, 05:25:57 PM
I got the game for the PC.  :lmao

Question: anyone know how to configure the joystick? I don't have an XBOX 360 controller and I can't figure out how to use the emulator on it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Tshern on November 12, 2010, 08:12:16 PM
Got a Wii back at home and I'm thinking about buying Force Unleashed II for it, because it's quite a bit cheaper here. I liked the first one despite the obvious bugs, but the new one seems rather decent. My question here is, do you people consider the Wii version to be a worthwhile investment?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on November 16, 2010, 02:20:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDnfhUDVArw&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDnfhUDVArw&feature=player_embedded)
The sudden hard-on surprised me...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 16, 2010, 02:36:23 PM
Got a Wii back at home and I'm thinking about buying Force Unleashed II for it, because it's quite a bit cheaper here. I liked the first one despite the obvious bugs, but the new one seems rather decent. My question here is, do you people consider the Wii version to be a worthwhile investment?

Not really. The game is WAY too short. Like 3-4 hours, unless you're very anal about the challenges, and with repeated practice you can blow through most of those anyway. (Heck, even I have a few platinums, and I didn't play for that long...)

By the by, now that my computer can handle such games, I've been playing Dragon Age: Origins. Very fun, but is there a single point in the game where you don't run into Black and Grey Morality and Crapsack World moments? Seriously, every so often it makes me feel depressed!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on November 16, 2010, 02:42:07 PM
By the by, now that my computer can handle such games, I've been playing Dragon Age: Origins. Very fun, but is there a single point in the game where you don't run into Black and Grey Morality and Crapsack World moments? Seriously, every so often it makes me feel depressed!
There are a few towards the end, but since I play some kind of evil character in those kind of games about 90% of the time I usually enjoy being able to bring pain and hurt to people in every situation, I make it my duty to see all those people in a slightly deeper pile of shit...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 16, 2010, 03:58:24 PM
By the by, now that my computer can handle such games, I've been playing Dragon Age: Origins. Very fun, but is there a single point in the game where you don't run into Black and Grey Morality and Crapsack World moments? Seriously, every so often it makes me feel depressed!
There are a few towards the end, but since I play some kind of evil character in those kind of games about 90% of the time I usually enjoy being able to bring pain and hurt to people in every situation, I make it my duty to see all those people in a slightly deeper pile of shit...

I am a little more disappointed that...

[spoiler]...you cannot have lesbian romance with Morrigan.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: AndyJames on November 16, 2010, 04:19:16 PM
DA: Origins is actually one of the better games out there. It easily rivals BG2 in terms of NPC interaction and storyline.

The thing is, every character that you can talk to has a motivation. Even that stupid Reverend Mother in Lothering (give me the frigging key already!). And frequently the conversations are hilarious (tell the chanter in Lothering "A chanter says "What?"" for loads of laughs).

But there are a few places it fails.

The add-on packs were stupidly powerful. I mean, one of them gave you a dagger right at the beginning of the game that you'd want to use all the way to the end. That was how powerful it was. I won't even go to the other items in the add-on packs (like that starmetal sword... GAH!).

[spoiler]Alistair has a total change of character and goes from compassionate joker to you must kill him whiny git in 0.03 seconds.[/spoiler]

If you play it wrong, the ending can be incredibly depressing. I don't know if I call this a fail, though.

But I didn't find too many grey ambiguities there in play. Maybe I just missed the nuances.

I always go for Leiliana, though. Morrigan is too whiny for my tastes. Always whining about people being happy, not getting any advantage, etc., etc., etc. Just shut up already. For someone who claims that people should be more individualistic and do what they want, she gets incredibly uptight when people do their own thing and not what SHE wants. [spoiler]I took entirely too much satisfaction in letting Flemeth live so that she can ambush Morrigan in the future (or not) and getting Alistair to sleep with her (imagining THAT pillow talk is suitable revenge on both whingers).[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on November 16, 2010, 04:32:21 PM
By the by, now that my computer can handle such games, I've been playing Dragon Age: Origins. Very fun, but is there a single point in the game where you don't run into Black and Grey Morality and Crapsack World moments? Seriously, every so often it makes me feel depressed!
There are a few towards the end, but since I play some kind of evil character in those kind of games about 90% of the time I usually enjoy being able to bring pain and hurt to people in every situation, I make it my duty to see all those people in a slightly deeper pile of shit...

I am a little more disappointed that...

[spoiler]...you cannot have lesbian romance with Morrigan.[/spoiler]
You have no idea how hard I tried before I came to that conclusion.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 16, 2010, 04:45:25 PM
By the by, now that my computer can handle such games, I've been playing Dragon Age: Origins. Very fun, but is there a single point in the game where you don't run into Black and Grey Morality and Crapsack World moments? Seriously, every so often it makes me feel depressed!
There are a few towards the end, but since I play some kind of evil character in those kind of games about 90% of the time I usually enjoy being able to bring pain and hurt to people in every situation, I make it my duty to see all those people in a slightly deeper pile of shit...

I am a little more disappointed that...

[spoiler]...you cannot have lesbian romance with Morrigan.[/spoiler]
You have no idea how hard I tried before I came to that conclusion.
I feel your pain.

[spoiler]Seriously, you'd think at least ONE of them would be romanceable as a female character, and out of all of them, that'd be Morrigan. I still like her the best out of the characters though.

But all things considered, if I'm gonna have to end with a dick, I'd rather choose Sten. Alistair is too stupid.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on November 16, 2010, 05:02:11 PM
By the by, now that my computer can handle such games, I've been playing Dragon Age: Origins. Very fun, but is there a single point in the game where you don't run into Black and Grey Morality and Crapsack World moments? Seriously, every so often it makes me feel depressed!
There are a few towards the end, but since I play some kind of evil character in those kind of games about 90% of the time I usually enjoy being able to bring pain and hurt to people in every situation, I make it my duty to see all those people in a slightly deeper pile of shit...

I am a little more disappointed that...

[spoiler]...you cannot have lesbian romance with Morrigan.[/spoiler]
You have no idea how hard I tried before I came to that conclusion.
I feel your pain.

[spoiler]Seriously, you'd think at least ONE of them would be romanceable as a female character, and out of all of them, that'd be Morrigan. I still like her the best out of the characters though.

But all things considered, if I'm gonna have to end with a dick, I'd rather choose Sten. Alistair is too stupid.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I ended up having my psychotic elf mage make out with Leliana just for good measure when I realized it. Have you managed to gather all the factions at least once you will know what I did to Alistair[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 16, 2010, 05:37:59 PM
By the by, now that my computer can handle such games, I've been playing Dragon Age: Origins. Very fun, but is there a single point in the game where you don't run into Black and Grey Morality and Crapsack World moments? Seriously, every so often it makes me feel depressed!
There are a few towards the end, but since I play some kind of evil character in those kind of games about 90% of the time I usually enjoy being able to bring pain and hurt to people in every situation, I make it my duty to see all those people in a slightly deeper pile of shit...

I am a little more disappointed that...

[spoiler]...you cannot have lesbian romance with Morrigan.[/spoiler]
You have no idea how hard I tried before I came to that conclusion.
I feel your pain.

[spoiler]Seriously, you'd think at least ONE of them would be romanceable as a female character, and out of all of them, that'd be Morrigan. I still like her the best out of the characters though.

But all things considered, if I'm gonna have to end with a dick, I'd rather choose Sten. Alistair is too stupid.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I ended up having my psychotic elf mage make out with Leliana just for good measure when I realized it. Have you managed to gather all the factions at least once you will know what I did to Alistair[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Is your psycho elf mage female? Cuz if so, Leliana seems like a good alternative. (As opposed to... Wynne, I guess.)

So far I've got the Circle of Magi and the elves. I figured I'd tackle the pansies first before I went after the hardcore people.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on November 16, 2010, 08:14:11 PM
By the by, now that my computer can handle such games, I've been playing Dragon Age: Origins. Very fun, but is there a single point in the game where you don't run into Black and Grey Morality and Crapsack World moments? Seriously, every so often it makes me feel depressed!
There are a few towards the end, but since I play some kind of evil character in those kind of games about 90% of the time I usually enjoy being able to bring pain and hurt to people in every situation, I make it my duty to see all those people in a slightly deeper pile of shit...

I am a little more disappointed that...

[spoiler]...you cannot have lesbian romance with Morrigan.[/spoiler]
You have no idea how hard I tried before I came to that conclusion.
I feel your pain.

[spoiler]Seriously, you'd think at least ONE of them would be romanceable as a female character, and out of all of them, that'd be Morrigan. I still like her the best out of the characters though.

But all things considered, if I'm gonna have to end with a dick, I'd rather choose Sten. Alistair is too stupid.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I ended up having my psychotic elf mage make out with Leliana just for good measure when I realized it. Have you managed to gather all the factions at least once you will know wh :Dat I did to Alistair[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Is your psycho elf mage female? Cuz if so, Leliana seems like a good alternative. (As opposed to... Wynne, I guess.)

So far I've got the Circle of Magi and the elves. I figured I'd tackle the pansies first before I went after the hardcore people.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]
She is, and Leliana made a decent runner-up. And I've never managed to get through the Tower of Magi without killing Wynne, so no girl on old-lady there  :D[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: AndyJames on November 17, 2010, 08:21:45 AM
Err guys...

[spoiler]You can't romance Wynne...

She is one of the strongest, if not THE strongest mage you can get (even over your own mage character), though, so losing her is nasty.[/spoiler]


Monotrem, let me guess:
[spoiler]You turned him into a drunk loser and let the bitch queen take over?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on November 17, 2010, 04:25:04 PM
Monotrem, let me guess:
[spoiler]You turned him into a drunk loser and let the bitch queen take over?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]
That's for weaklings, I decapitated him and let the bitch queen take over, just because I wanted to turn Logain into my unwilling henchman. Revenge is a dish best served with the blood of your former allies. Can you actually turn him into a drunk?

Also, I might just try to keep Wynne alive next time...[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on November 17, 2010, 05:04:09 PM
Been playing fable III, I've enjoyed it I plan to do a third playthrough later on. The new interface does take some getting used to, but I do love some of the new clothes,otoh I do miss some of the hair styles from fable 2.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 17, 2010, 05:36:32 PM
Monotrem, let me guess:
[spoiler]You turned him into a drunk loser and let the bitch queen take over?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]
That's for weaklings, I decapitated him and let the bitch queen take over, just because I wanted to turn Logain into my unwilling henchman. Revenge is a dish best served with the blood of your former allies. Can you actually turn him into a drunk?

Also, I might just try to keep Wynne alive next time...[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I wonder how much fun you'd have playing a vile character.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on November 17, 2010, 05:58:50 PM
Monotrem, let me guess:
[spoiler]You turned him into a drunk loser and let the bitch queen take over?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]
That's for weaklings, I decapitated him and let the bitch queen take over, just because I wanted to turn Logain into my unwilling henchman. Revenge is a dish best served with the blood of your former allies. Can you actually turn him into a drunk?

Also, I might just try to keep Wynne alive next time...[/spoiler]
[spoiler]I wonder how much fun you'd have playing a vile character.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]To answer your question I've hired a musician. Mr. Voltaire, if you may http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujzp9ffPwPM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujzp9ffPwPM).

The rule of thumb when playing RP is usually "It's good to be bad", more evil = more fun you might say  :D[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on November 17, 2010, 08:37:42 PM
And just like the anime/manga this topic will now be for sole dicussion of one thing :p
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on November 17, 2010, 08:39:14 PM
And just like the anime/manga this topic will now be for sole dicussion of one thing :p
Which is, ironically, a videogame?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on November 17, 2010, 08:45:51 PM
And just like the anime/manga this topic will now be for sole dicussion of one thing :p
Which is, ironically, a videogame?

lol I just meant this thread will be dominated by one video game similar to how the anime thread is dominated by one show.

Anyway outside of WoW the only other pc game I've been playing has been Defcon the fun nukem all game. I love the mods that the community has put together for it and I love the creepy soundtrack.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Cubey on November 17, 2010, 09:14:36 PM
I recently finished a speedrun of Spelunky. 6 minutes 50 seconds - that's nowhere near close what people do on youtube, but hey. Still 4 times faster than a usual playthrough. If you manage not to die on the way to the boss, that is.

I am looking forward to SRW L. Just a few days more and it will be mine. Ahaha!

See, this is not all about one vidja game anymore.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on November 17, 2010, 09:35:19 PM
I recently finished a speedrun of Spelunky. 6 minutes 50 seconds - that's nowhere near close what people do on youtube, but hey. Still 4 times faster than a usual playthrough. If you manage not to die on the way to the boss, that is.

I am looking forward to SRW L. Just a few days more and it will be mine. Ahaha!

See, this is not all about one vidja game anymore.

what's SRW L and what will it be running on?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on November 17, 2010, 10:04:28 PM
I recently finished a speedrun of Spelunky. 6 minutes 50 seconds - that's nowhere near close what people do on youtube, but hey. Still 4 times faster than a usual playthrough. If you manage not to die on the way to the boss, that is.

I am looking forward to SRW L. Just a few days more and it will be mine. Ahaha!

See, this is not all about one vidja game anymore.

what's SRW L and what will it be running on?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U91FX5YNfIM
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Cubey on November 17, 2010, 10:34:03 PM
SRW is short for Super Robot Wars - a series of turn-based strategy games. Their plot premise is pretty simple: you take several anime series with giant robots, and mix their plots and settings into one thing. Add in original characters, units and concepts to hold everything together like glue.

The results are much, much better than what you'd expect. The titles are extremely enjoyable and offer a decent tactical challenge, too. Well, some of the games are really easy, but you can play them with an aim of unlocking secrets or something. And others are pretty damn hard, too.

One thing though: the series is almost exlusively in Japanese. There is a fan patch for one title, and two others were released in English. Other than that, it's pure Moonspeak.

But it does not matter for me.

Now, to L - it's the newest installment, obviously. Some people are really critical of it, but I am not them. I am almost certainly sure I will like this, just as I liked the previous title, SRW K (which also has its own share of criticism which I mostly do not agree with). It's for the DS. Prime32 linked a preview with attack animations, so you know more or less how the game looks like already.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on November 18, 2010, 12:20:53 AM
Sounds like something fun if you're into all that,but it doesn't sound like my thing.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on November 18, 2010, 12:26:03 AM
And just like the anime/manga this topic will now be for sole dicussion of one thing :p
Which is, ironically, a videogame?

Touhou counts as both, right?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Cubey on November 18, 2010, 01:26:54 AM
Oh, trust me. It is really fun. But you have to be into anime (or to be more precise, giant robot anime) or at least do not mind it, to be able to appreciate the series. So it happens.

Also, I think I'll just start linking Jew Wario (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/bt/jewwario/ycpt/10105-ycpt24) to explain what SRW is, instead of saying anything of my own. He did a great job in his review/mini-tutorial thing. If you have 10 minutes of free time, definitely worth a watch.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: AndyJames on November 18, 2010, 08:26:53 AM
Monotrem, let me guess:
[spoiler]You turned him into a drunk loser and let the bitch queen take over?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]
That's for weaklings, I decapitated him and let the bitch queen take over, just because I wanted to turn Logain into my unwilling henchman. Revenge is a dish best served with the blood of your former allies. Can you actually turn him into a drunk?

Also, I might just try to keep Wynne alive next time...[/spoiler]

[spoiler]If you refuse to kill Loghain and you didn't harden Alistair up (I think those were the two conditions), he runs away and turns into a snivelling, wandering drunk. I found that to be more satisfying than having the bitch queen execute him. Why give him a few seconds of pain when you can royally root him for a lifetime?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on November 18, 2010, 11:41:08 AM
Monotrem, let me guess:
[spoiler]You turned him into a drunk loser and let the bitch queen take over?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]
That's for weaklings, I decapitated him and let the bitch queen take over, just because I wanted to turn Logain into my unwilling henchman. Revenge is a dish best served with the blood of your former allies. Can you actually turn him into a drunk?

Also, I might just try to keep Wynne alive next time...[/spoiler]

[spoiler]If you refuse to kill Loghain and you didn't harden Alistair up (I think those were the two conditions), he runs away and turns into a snivelling, wandering drunk. I found that to be more satisfying than having the bitch queen execute him. Why give him a few seconds of pain when you can royally root him for a lifetime?[/spoiler]
[spoiler]
Perhaps, maybe I'll make Sten my tank next time just so I can make him suffer some more... Still:
Magic wand: 34 gold coins
Potions to survive battle: 5 gold coins
Gear for your previous tank: 85 Gold Coins
The screams of your allies as you send them to their death when they realise you chose your enemies life over theirs: Priceless[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: AndyJames on November 18, 2010, 11:50:39 AM
I find it funny that no one mentioned:

[spoiler]romancing the elf.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 18, 2010, 01:03:32 PM
I find it funny that no one mentioned:

[spoiler]romancing the elf.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Dude practically bends over during the conversation you recruit him in. He doesn't have enough self-respect not lick my boots, much less be romanced.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: AndyJames on November 18, 2010, 01:17:26 PM
I find it funny that no one mentioned:

[spoiler]romancing the elf.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Dude practically bends over during the conversation you recruit him in. He doesn't have enough self-respect not lick my boots, much less be romanced.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]In my game, he was sort of tied up on the ground and had 4 guys around him, two of which had staff weapons, another with a couple of daggers of doom, and the last is a moving pile of rocks that was chiselled down to her current size by a wizard with a lot of nerve. I can sort of understand the grovelling :D[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on November 18, 2010, 04:30:12 PM
So, playing OG2, I've found a couple of snags:
[spoiler][/spoiler]


On the plus side, I got another Battle Mastery by sheer mistake. That makes 2 on the first run (the first I save-scummed for before I knew about the NG+).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on November 18, 2010, 04:48:42 PM
So, playing OG2, I've found a couple of snags:
[spoiler]
  • Excellen isn't standing up very well. Her range and firepower are solid, but her HP and Armor are shit (and the RNG seems to be favoring Kyosuke's Evasion instead of hers). It hasn't affected my able to win the missions yet, but if this keeps up I'm probably not going to deploy her that much to avoid repair costs.
  • I've invested a little too much in Lamia, and only just realized she's a mole. Its actually cost me around 14K, and I'm seriously considering restarting.
[/spoiler]


On the plus side, I got another Battle Mastery by sheer mistake. That makes 2 on the first run (the first I save-scummed for before I knew about the NG+).
[spoiler]Don't forget Excellen's combo attack and relationship bonuses with Kyosuke. If she can't dodge, use Alert. *shrugs* And she gets an upgrade later on.
Quote from: Excellen
Level 3 Love (+12% damage to enemies):Kyosuke
Level 2 Friendship (+10% hit and evade):Sanger, Bullet

Don't worry, Lamia doesn't leave your party and take your upgrade money with her, though I hear she's a bit less useful in endgame unless you unlock her broken secret mech on an NG+. (still good, just not as good)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on November 18, 2010, 04:53:52 PM
So, playing OG2, I've found a couple of snags:
[spoiler]
  • Excellen isn't standing up very well. Her range and firepower are solid, but her HP and Armor are shit (and the RNG seems to be favoring Kyosuke's Evasion instead of hers). It hasn't affected my able to win the missions yet, but if this keeps up I'm probably not going to deploy her that much to avoid repair costs.
  • I've invested a little too much in Lamia, and only just realized she's a mole. Its actually cost me around 14K, and I'm seriously considering restarting.
[/spoiler]


On the plus side, I got another Battle Mastery by sheer mistake. That makes 2 on the first run (the first I save-scummed for before I knew about the NG+).
[spoiler]Don't forget Excellen's combo attack/relationship bonuses with Kyosuke. If she can't dodge, use Alert. *shrugs* And she gets an upgrade later on.

Don't worry, Lamia doesn't leave your party and take your upgrade money with her, though I hear she's a bit less useful in endgame unless you unlock her secret mech on an NG+.[/spoiler]


So I need to use them while they are adjacent. That helps things.
[spoiler]Good to know that Lamia doesn't screw up my cash.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on November 18, 2010, 05:09:24 PM
I think when I start my 3rd run of fable III I'll go with a male character. Still wondering how I'm supposed to save the maxium amount of lives  :banghead
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Cubey on November 18, 2010, 05:36:47 PM
If Excellen gets hit a lot then you must be very unlucky. It's not even that you're doing something wrong (unless you make Weissritter stand on the ground rather than fly, or something like that), you just have terrible luck. Maybe the RNG is simply jealous of Excellen's... assets.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on November 18, 2010, 06:29:34 PM
If Excellen gets hit a lot then you must be very unlucky. It's not even that you're doing something wrong (unless you make Weissritter stand on the ground rather than fly, or something like that), you just have terrible luck. Maybe the RNG is simply jealous of Excellen's... assets.

Heh, Luck is one of my assets. Everyone who knows me will tell you I'm a lucky sonovabitch.

Maybe my cartridge just hates her.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on November 18, 2010, 06:40:52 PM
If Excellen gets hit a lot then you must be very unlucky. It's not even that you're doing something wrong (unless you make Weissritter stand on the ground rather than fly, or something like that), you just have terrible luck. Maybe the RNG is simply jealous of Excellen's... assets.

Heh, Luck is one of my assets. Everyone who knows me will tell you I'm a lucky sonovabitch.

Maybe my cartridge just hates her.
She tried to pair it up with a MemoryStick. It was not amused.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Cubey on November 18, 2010, 06:41:48 PM
It's RNG. Remember, G stands for Goddess here. And she gets jealous.

I am reminded of my play-by-posts, where Diceroll-tan is always total yandere for Tengu. He always gets good rolls, which sucks for us players when he's the DM and controls enemies. Likewise, female charactes and characters with female players suffer. Diceroll-tan wants them dead.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on November 18, 2010, 06:46:56 PM
It's RNG. Remember, G stands for Goddess here. And she gets jealous.
Lady Luck is in love with Kyosuke, you mean?

Quote
Likewise, female charactes and characters with female players suffer. Diceroll-tan wants them dead.
Wasn't there an article in Dragon where one of the guys said he usually plays female characters, and that they seem to be luckier for some reason?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Cubey on November 18, 2010, 06:48:33 PM
Maybe the diceroller for that guy is male then. A horny male.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on November 18, 2010, 06:49:19 PM
You know what you must do. Well, what Fri must do.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Cubey on November 18, 2010, 07:29:19 PM
Diceroll-tan treats Fri like a girl for some reason. Even when he plays male characters.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on November 18, 2010, 07:48:32 PM
Diceroll-tan treats Fri like a girl for some reason. Even when he plays male characters.
Quote from: Nerd-o-rama http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9261508
I was mostly joking, because Fri's always The Chick.  Even in real life, and he's a guy.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: RelentlessImp on November 18, 2010, 09:16:30 PM
I think when I start my 3rd run of fable III I'll go with a male character. Still wondering how I'm supposed to save the maxium amount of lives  :banghead
[spoiler]
The amount of money in your Castle Treasury directly corresponds to the number of lives you save. So, put 6.5 million gold into the treasury, you save 6.5 million lives.

In other words, play Real Estate Agent for a while before you enter the endgame.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: oslecamo on November 18, 2010, 09:22:44 PM
Maybe my cartridge just hates her.

From my experience her dodge in OG2 indeed isn't that good, but give her dodge-boosting items and she should be fine. Again, keep near Bullet for relationship, make sure she's flying and don't be cheap with focus/alert, and remember pilots with leadership boost everybody's dodge when they're nearby (mothership pilots always have leadership).

But look on the good side! She gets +3 will every time she's hit! Girl's a masochist. No wonder she gets defensive support. :p

Also, how could you think Lamia
[spoiler]
 was a mole after she self-destructs in her former masters?

And of course she isn't dead. You should know that nobody truly dies in a SRW game untill you're near the end. And mechas reduced to dust are also rebuilt as many times as needed untill the final showdown.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on November 18, 2010, 09:39:45 PM
Maybe my cartridge just hates her.

From my experience her dodge in OG2 indeed isn't that good, but give her dodge-boosting items and she should be fine. Again, keep near Bullet for relationship, make sure she's flying and don't be cheap with focus/alert, and remember pilots with leadership boost everybody's dodge when they're nearby (mothership pilots always have leadership).

But look on the good side! She gets +3 will every time she's hit! Girl's a masochist. No wonder she gets defensive support. :p

Also, how could you think Lamia
[spoiler]
 was a mole after she self-destructs in her former masters?

And of course she isn't dead. You should know that nobody truly dies in a SRW game untill you're near the end. And mechas reduced to dust are also rebuilt as many times as needed untill the final showdown.
[/spoiler]

Haven't gotten that far into the storyline. If it happened in the previous game, I haven't played that one.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on November 18, 2010, 09:47:31 PM
I think when I start my 3rd run of fable III I'll go with a male character. Still wondering how I'm supposed to save the maxium amount of lives  :banghead
[spoiler]
The amount of money in your Castle Treasury directly corresponds to the number of lives you save. So, put 6.5 million gold into the treasury, you save 6.5 million lives.

In other words, play Real Estate Agent for a while before you enter the endgame.
[/spoiler]


Okay, I did that for a while with my 2nd character but I didn't get that much gold I think I was a million shy
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Cubey on November 19, 2010, 04:50:50 AM
I just finished Super Robot Wars MX. It is a pretty cool title - made by the same Banpresto sub-team that later created OGs, and it shows. The game has similar feeling, artstyle and mechanics.

This installment was pretty easy though. There was only one scenario that was tough for me (the penultimate one). But then, I am a pretty experienced SRW player. It might be harder for people newer to the series. I am not bragging here - Alpha Gaiden still eats me for breakfast.

The weakest point? Probably the way it treats the shows included. Not that the selection is bad, even Zeorymer and RahXephon (which are terrible and pretty average respectively) are pretty cool as robots in this game. But this simply doesn't give all series justice. Daimos has no plot importance whatsoever to give one example, while Gear Fighter Dendoh has too much (although Dendoh is cool so I do not mind... much). The originals are okay, but nothing special.

On the other hand, it's great to have G Gundam, Evangelion, Dragonar, Machine Robo and I probably missed something cool from the list and will regret not mentioning it, all in one game. And the combat animations are nice and fluid like expected of a SRW title. The scenarios are cool too, and even SRW mainstays felt pretty fresh in this one.

Overall, not the best SRW out there but a good, solid title. If you want to start playing Super Robot Wars, I suggest starting with something else. But if you're a fan of the series and looking to play a PS2 title, I recommend trying it out.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Cubey on November 21, 2010, 01:47:36 AM
Guess who got his hands on SRW L!

So far, this game looks really, really good. Nuts to any pre-emptive criticism people might have had. The interface is really easy to work with. Setting up supports and figuring out hit chances on map attacks was never so much fun. Graphics and animations are really cool - not only for new series, even old ones have new animations. And almost every unit has a dynamic kill on its strongest attack.

Surprisingly enough, there are no parts to equip. There are, however, pilot parts that increase the pilots' stats and abilities. I didn't reach so far to use the partner system yet, but my hopes are high. Likewise, dunno about difficulty yet. The first stages were not too difficult, but not a piece of cake - you can lose if you are very careless.

Spoilered plot impressions!
[spoiler](http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/TehCubey/SRW%20L/1.png)
Mission 1 is Macross Frontier! VF 25s cannot enter Gerwalk mode as a seperate unit, but they use it for attacks like Ozma here presents. The Valkyrie Fighters are VERY good in this game. Lots of defensive abilities (shoot down, sword cut, pinpoint barriers), AND strong attacks.

(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/TehCubey/SRW%20L/3.png)
Also, for some reason Voltes is working along SMS. It has a lot of HP, and its attacks are very damaging. V-Slash has the base of 5200 damage and requires only 45 energy, making it moderately spammable. Ozma's hissatsu is ~4500 base damage, in comparison, while the VFs' missiles are ~3500 and the gunpod is 2500. Just to give an estimate of how spread damage values are in this game.

Second mission brings us Macross Frontier pilots that weren't present in the first one:

(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/TehCubey/SRW%20L/2.png)
Konig Monster! Yes, yes, YES. I've been waiting for this. Kanaria, you are awesome.

(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/TehCubey/SRW%20L/4.png)
Klan's Pixie Squad Attack! That's right, Nene and Lalamia are in this game, and they already had more lines in one interlude than in the whole Frontier series. And Klan herself kicks ass too. Forget jobbing, that was canon. This is better than canon.

The second mission is the one where Luka gets his shotariffic butt eaten by a Vajra capital ship and they have to rescue him. They're running kinda fast through Frontier's plot, aren't they? Frontier folded towards Earth, by the way, which means another series is introduced:

(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/TehCubey/SRW%20L/5.png)
SEED Destiny! I get Shinn and his friends, as well as Minerva. Apparently in this game we play from ZAFT's perspective like in Z, rather than Kira's like in K. Very, very good. We also had a small interlude earlier when the Gundam Jackers... well, jacked the Gundams. But it was not interactive.

Impulse is not as good as the VFs. Its strongest attack deals only 4050 base damage, and the spammable one is at ~3000. Of course, we know Shinn gets an upgrade. The ZAKUs are predictably weaker. Amusingly enough, Lunamaria's beam tomahawk attack reminds me of Getter Q from MX. She throws the axe and then twists it in the damaged robot.

Also, Brera. But shh. We're not supposed to know who he is yet.

After the mission, we have Ranka singing in the Zentradi ghetto mall (I told you, Frontier's plot moves fast here) with the Destiny folk watching, so I guess they joined in with SMS. But I cannot upgrade units now so the plot moves to other people's POV now. What will happen later? It's a mystery.

EDIT: A few extra comments.
No protagonist yet. He'll probably appear in the next mission, along his robotic maid sidekick.
Nagisa from Iczer-1 is hanging around Frontier, for some reason.
Mikhail's sniper rifle attack looks different whether the mission takes place in space or atmosphere. I hope it's the case for others too.[/spoiler]

Edited a little bit.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on November 21, 2010, 02:04:16 AM
Wanna start an SRW thread?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Cubey on November 21, 2010, 02:46:35 AM
A thread where you, me and Oslecamo can post? Sure, why not.

Also, predictably, the MC appeared in mission 3. Or rather, the real mission 1 since the two last ones were the prologue. Impressions coming up later.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on December 10, 2010, 01:13:31 AM
Finally saved everyone in fable 3, now I'm working on the gnomes and book collection. I also got Lego rock band which is fun stuff.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 10, 2010, 03:36:16 AM
That reminds me, my PS3 has an eyepatch now.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Risada on December 10, 2010, 04:17:35 AM
That reminds me, my PS3 has an eyepatch now.

What?  :twitch

Oh, and you can laugh at me, Kuro: Demon's Souls is kicking my sorry ass for a while now... just managed to pass Phalanx... and Armor Spider is raping beating the crap out of me  :banghead
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 10, 2010, 05:18:57 AM
That reminds me, my PS3 has an eyepatch now.

What?  :twitch

Oh, and you can laugh at me, Kuro: Demon's Souls is kicking my sorry ass for a while now... just managed to pass Phalanx... and Armor Spider is raping beating the crap out of me  :banghead

Why would I laugh at you? Demon's Souls has a steep, merciless learning curve. And if you think it looks bad, wait until you get to New Game +...

I'm willing to bet you're playing a melee character. Armor Spider will rape you and spit out your egg-impregnated body if you try to beat it up close.

In fact, with the notable exceptions of Adjucator and Astraea, most bosses in that game hate meleers.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Risada on December 11, 2010, 12:49:40 PM
That reminds me, my PS3 has an eyepatch now.

What?  :twitch

Oh, and you can laugh at me, Kuro: Demon's Souls is kicking my sorry ass for a while now... just managed to pass Phalanx... and Armor Spider is raping beating the crap out of me  :banghead

Why would I laugh at you? Demon's Souls has a steep, merciless learning curve. And if you think it looks bad, wait until you get to New Game +...

I'm willing to bet you're playing a melee character. Armor Spider will rape you and spit out your egg-impregnated body if you try to beat it up close.

In fact, with the notable exceptions of Adjucator and Astraea, most bosses in that game hate meleers.

Well... I am trying (read: failing) to build a gish... already got some spells, but that freaking web hits me once and its over before I blink again  :banghead
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 11, 2010, 02:21:04 PM
If you've got the Thief's Ring (you can get it by jumping off a railing to where Ostrava is until you kill the enemies waiting for him) Armor Spider won't attack at all until you attack it. What are your current stats?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on December 12, 2010, 04:03:45 AM
Forgive me Fallout fans.

Fallout New Vegas is my first experience with Fallout, and I guess that my RPG Perfectionism without the necessary stamina and endurance is making character rerolls (and hence starting all over again) a real pain in the ass, hindering my ability to enjoy and carry on playing the game.

And sometimes, I seem to just fail quests without knowing what the fuck happened. Plus having to access the Pip Boy console to handle all my inventory and shit is plain fucking annoying, then again when you're playing an RPG in FPS mode, the Q = Quest, I = Inventory and M = Map sorta shortcut keys would not exist.

I dunno, I blow off steam from New Vegas frustration by kicking ass in Darksiders.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 12, 2010, 04:19:08 AM
Forgive me Fallout fans.

Fallout New Vegas is my first experience with Fallout, and I guess that my RPG Perfectionism without the necessary stamina and endurance is making character rerolls (and hence starting all over again) a real pain in the ass, hindering my ability to enjoy and carry on playing the game.

And sometimes, I seem to just fail quests without knowing what the fuck happened. Plus having to access the Pip Boy console to handle all my inventory and shit is plain fucking annoying, then again when you're playing an RPG in FPS mode, the Q = Quest, I = Inventory and M = Map sorta shortcut keys would not exist.

I dunno, I blow off steam from New Vegas frustration by kicking ass in Darksiders.

I don't blame you. Fallout requires some planning ahead if you want to get anywhere - much harder than simply wandering around, though that's part of the fun. The game is also riddled with bugs. Most of the time, quests failed refer to the death of an important NPC to said quest.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on December 12, 2010, 06:40:53 AM
Forgive me Fallout fans.

Fallout New Vegas is my first experience with Fallout, and I guess that my RPG Perfectionism without the necessary stamina and endurance is making character rerolls (and hence starting all over again) a real pain in the ass, hindering my ability to enjoy and carry on playing the game.

And sometimes, I seem to just fail quests without knowing what the fuck happened. Plus having to access the Pip Boy console to handle all my inventory and shit is plain fucking annoying, then again when you're playing an RPG in FPS mode, the Q = Quest, I = Inventory and M = Map sorta shortcut keys would not exist.

I dunno, I blow off steam from New Vegas frustration by kicking ass in Darksiders.
FNV is pretty buggy, that might be the cause of failed quests. Otherwise, killing crucial NPCs, doing a quest at odds with another quest, siding with a certain faction, and a bunch of other stuff causes you to fail quests--there are even dummy quests that start and instantly fail if you kill someone important.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 12, 2010, 07:03:00 AM
Been playing Hokuto Musou.

SO MUCH WIN.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on December 12, 2010, 09:42:43 AM
Having handed the most recent Fallout game to Obsidian, Bethesda's been working on a little something else. (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/23338/Bethesda-Announcees-Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim/)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on December 12, 2010, 09:36:52 PM
Watched some of the trailers from Portal 2 today, I think I'm in love
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on December 12, 2010, 10:54:57 PM
Having handed the most recent Fallout game to Obsidian, Bethesda's been working on a little something else. (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/23338/Bethesda-Announcees-Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim/)

Oh, we're going to Skyrim this time? All righty then...
Watched some of the trailers from Portal 2 today, I think I'm in love

No shit.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on December 12, 2010, 10:58:47 PM
No shit.
You took the restrooms out of the Enrichment Centre? GlaDOS, you fiend! :shakefist
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 13, 2010, 08:58:03 AM
It bears repeating. Hokuto Musou is awesome.

It has Norio "The Emperor" Wakamoto doing the narration. That alone would normally make it Epic. Then you add Hokuto no Ken and make it MORE epic.

Nearly everything in the scenery is destroyable by your FISTS OF AWESOME. You actually fill up a certain bar by DESTROYING THE SCENERY WITH PEOPLE. Also, there's people bowling like in the anime - namely you send one guy flying, then that guy hits two others, they hit three others until you have a massive, glorious explosion made of people screaming for help and begging not to die.

By far one of my favorite moments was Shin's Dream Scenario.

Toki: Shin, so long as you try to take everything, Yuria's heart will never be yours. True love is about giving without expecting anything in return.

Shin: True... Love...? I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS!!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on December 13, 2010, 07:01:52 PM
As happy as I am that we're getting a new Elder Scrolls game (and one with a new engine, at that), I really wish they hadn't picked Skyrim. It's just...Nords? Summerset Isle would have been nice.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on December 13, 2010, 07:12:55 PM
As happy as I am that we're getting a new Elder Scrolls game (and one with a new engine, at that), I really wish they hadn't picked Skyrim. It's just...Nords? Summerset Isle would have been nice.

What they should have done is expanded on Shivering Isles, but for the other Daedra as well. I, for one, would love to conquer Oblivion completely.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on December 13, 2010, 07:27:18 PM
Eh, most of the other Daedric Princes don't have realms that would lend themselves to that. Malacath's plane requires levitation and magical breathing to survive, Molag Bal enslaves any mortal he finds (this one actually might not turn out badly; his realm is like a mirror of Nirn), Morrowind already did Hircine, Hermaeus Mora's realm is an infinite library, Azura and Mephala are supposed to be inaccessible to mortals, Oblivion briefly visited Boethiah and Peryite, Sanguine has far too many realms to cover in a single game...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on December 13, 2010, 08:53:26 PM
As long as I'll get the opportunity to sneak around and kill people in cold blood as a high ranked assassin of the Dark Brotherhood I'm as happy as can be
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on December 14, 2010, 12:42:18 AM
I don't blame you. Fallout requires some planning ahead if you want to get anywhere - much harder than simply wandering around, though that's part of the fun. The game is also riddled with bugs. Most of the time, quests failed refer to the death of an important NPC to said quest.

Problem is that there's no in-game ability to respec your character's ability and skill points, and tag choices. So if you realize late game that you're missing out on a few points that means the difference between picking a very hard lock to having to find the key (which quite often on average you won't find it) you're fucked and on your own.

FNV is pretty buggy, that might be the cause of failed quests. Otherwise, killing crucial NPCs, doing a quest at odds with another quest, siding with a certain faction, and a bunch of other stuff causes you to fail quests--there are even dummy quests that start and instantly fail if you kill someone important.

Yeah. And given that it takes a bitching long time to run from one place to another...I think I'll stop playing FNV until enough patches have arrived.

I've quested my way to Boulder City seven times already, I don't think I want to reroll again with all the bugs and shit affecting gameplay.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 14, 2010, 02:08:13 AM
I don't blame you. Fallout requires some planning ahead if you want to get anywhere - much harder than simply wandering around, though that's part of the fun. The game is also riddled with bugs. Most of the time, quests failed refer to the death of an important NPC to said quest.

Problem is that there's no in-game ability to respec your character's ability and skill points, and tag choices. So if you realize late game that you're missing out on a few points that means the difference between picking a very hard lock to having to find the key (which quite often on average you won't find it) you're fucked and on your own.

FNV is pretty buggy, that might be the cause of failed quests. Otherwise, killing crucial NPCs, doing a quest at odds with another quest, siding with a certain faction, and a bunch of other stuff causes you to fail quests--there are even dummy quests that start and instantly fail if you kill someone important.

Yeah. And given that it takes a bitching long time to run from one place to another...I think I'll stop playing FNV until enough patches have arrived.

I've quested my way to Boulder City seven times already, I don't think I want to reroll again with all the bugs and shit affecting gameplay.

If you're playing on the PC, the mods make the game significantly more enjoyable. The community itself has compiled a ton of bugfixes already.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on December 14, 2010, 03:30:22 PM
I don't blame you. Fallout requires some planning ahead if you want to get anywhere - much harder than simply wandering around, though that's part of the fun. The game is also riddled with bugs. Most of the time, quests failed refer to the death of an important NPC to said quest.

Problem is that there's no in-game ability to respec your character's ability and skill points, and tag choices. So if you realize late game that you're missing out on a few points that means the difference between picking a very hard lock to having to find the key (which quite often on average you won't find it) you're fucked and on your own.

FNV is pretty buggy, that might be the cause of failed quests. Otherwise, killing crucial NPCs, doing a quest at odds with another quest, siding with a certain faction, and a bunch of other stuff causes you to fail quests--there are even dummy quests that start and instantly fail if you kill someone important.

Yeah. And given that it takes a bitching long time to run from one place to another...I think I'll stop playing FNV until enough patches have arrived.

I've quested my way to Boulder City seven times already, I don't think I want to reroll again with all the bugs and shit affecting gameplay.

If you're playing on the PC, the mods make the game significantly more enjoyable. The community itself has compiled a ton of bugfixes already.

Is there a link to said mods or the community itself?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 14, 2010, 03:59:49 PM
I don't blame you. Fallout requires some planning ahead if you want to get anywhere - much harder than simply wandering around, though that's part of the fun. The game is also riddled with bugs. Most of the time, quests failed refer to the death of an important NPC to said quest.

Problem is that there's no in-game ability to respec your character's ability and skill points, and tag choices. So if you realize late game that you're missing out on a few points that means the difference between picking a very hard lock to having to find the key (which quite often on average you won't find it) you're fucked and on your own.

FNV is pretty buggy, that might be the cause of failed quests. Otherwise, killing crucial NPCs, doing a quest at odds with another quest, siding with a certain faction, and a bunch of other stuff causes you to fail quests--there are even dummy quests that start and instantly fail if you kill someone important.

Yeah. And given that it takes a bitching long time to run from one place to another...I think I'll stop playing FNV until enough patches have arrived.

I've quested my way to Boulder City seven times already, I don't think I want to reroll again with all the bugs and shit affecting gameplay.

If you're playing on the PC, the mods make the game significantly more enjoyable. The community itself has compiled a ton of bugfixes already.

Is there a link to said mods or the community itself?

This is the site with (arguably) the largest collection of FNV mods on the internet, all free, with the option to filter out porn-y content.

http://www.newvegasnexus.com/
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on December 14, 2010, 04:18:50 PM
Thanks man.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 14, 2010, 04:21:21 PM
Anytime. I know I wouldn't be able to stand the game that well if the hookers in New Vegas didn't stop looking like the malnourished grandchildren of Nelson Mandela.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on December 15, 2010, 02:55:36 AM
Anytime. I know I wouldn't be able to stand the game that well if the hookers in New Vegas didn't stop looking like the malnourished grandchildren of Nelson Mandela.

I couldn't care less about them hookers. Trying to look for mods that allow Fast Travel while within buildings etc, though I memorized the routes to and fro the Brotherhood of Steel, having to run out in order to go anywhere is annoying as shit.

Also trying to find if anyone made running alot faster. I notice the lack of vehicles, so meh, I'd settle for running like an olympic sprinter then.

Hell I keep getting Borderlands-vibe from this game, makes me wish they had those Borderlands vehicles as well.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 15, 2010, 02:23:17 PM
Anytime. I know I wouldn't be able to stand the game that well if the hookers in New Vegas didn't stop looking like the malnourished grandchildren of Nelson Mandela.

I couldn't care less about them hookers. Trying to look for mods that allow Fast Travel while within buildings etc, though I memorized the routes to and fro the Brotherhood of Steel, having to run out in order to go anywhere is annoying as shit.

Also trying to find if anyone made running alot faster. I notice the lack of vehicles, so meh, I'd settle for running like an olympic sprinter then.

Hell I keep getting Borderlands-vibe from this game, makes me wish they had those Borderlands vehicles as well.
I'm pretty sure there's at least one mod that allows you to replace walking more slowly with sprinting.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on December 15, 2010, 04:55:49 PM
Anytime. I know I wouldn't be able to stand the game that well if the hookers in New Vegas didn't stop looking like the malnourished grandchildren of Nelson Mandela.

I couldn't care less about them hookers. Trying to look for mods that allow Fast Travel while within buildings etc, though I memorized the routes to and fro the Brotherhood of Steel, having to run out in order to go anywhere is annoying as shit.

Also trying to find if anyone made running alot faster. I notice the lack of vehicles, so meh, I'd settle for running like an olympic sprinter then.

Hell I keep getting Borderlands-vibe from this game, makes me wish they had those Borderlands vehicles as well.
I'm pretty sure there's at least one mod that allows you to replace walking more slowly with sprinting.

Found the command code for walking speed.

Now I'm just fishing for mods and patches.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on December 19, 2010, 01:59:30 PM
Do I have to play Mass Effect 1 before playing Mass Effect 2?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: kamikasei on December 19, 2010, 02:20:36 PM
You don't have to, but I'd recommend it. You can start a new character for 2, but it'll be assumed that you got the worse outcomes at most of the major choice points and didn't do any sidequests (many of which are referenced or have follow-up in 2). And, well, with fair warning that I'm a compulsive completionist and hate starting any series halfway through, it is the beginning of the story and you will get more out of it if you start from the beginning.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on December 19, 2010, 09:12:58 PM
You don't have to, but I'd recommend it. You can start a new character for 2, but it'll be assumed that you got the worse outcomes at most of the major choice points and didn't do any sidequests (many of which are referenced or have follow-up in 2). And, well, with fair warning that I'm a compulsive completionist and hate starting any series halfway through, it is the beginning of the story and you will get more out of it if you start from the beginning.
+1. They randomly select an outcome for the ending of ME1 if you don't import a save file, plus playing the first game will probably triple your enjoyment of the second.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Risada on December 25, 2010, 11:00:14 PM
It took me a while to get an opportunity to play my PS3  :banghead

If you've got the Thief's Ring (you can get it by jumping off a railing to where Ostrava is until you kill the enemies waiting for him) Armor Spider won't attack at all until you attack it.

LOL didn't know abou that  :rollseyes

What are your current stats?

Started as a Royal; Soul Level 24
Vitality 16
Intelligence 14
Endurance 12
Strength 11
Dexterity 13
Magic 18
Faith 12
Luck 8

I've been spamming Soul arrow, and backstabbing stuff when I can...

Edit: just downloaded Hokuto Musou's demo. I haven't watched Hokuto no Ken yet, but this demo made go looking around the net for it  :twitch
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 26, 2010, 01:19:58 AM
It took me a while to get an opportunity to play my PS3  :banghead

If you've got the Thief's Ring (you can get it by jumping off a railing to where Ostrava is until you kill the enemies waiting for him) Armor Spider won't attack at all until you attack it.

LOL didn't know abou that  :rollseyes

What are your current stats?

Started as a Royal; Soul Level 24
Vitality 16
Intelligence 14
Endurance 12
Strength 11
Dexterity 13
Magic 18
Faith 12
Luck 8

I've been spamming Soul arrow, and backstabbing stuff when I can...

Edit: just downloaded Hokuto Musou's demo. I haven't watched Hokuto no Ken yet, but this demo made go looking around the net for it  :twitch

Where do you intend to go with it?

The game gives quite a lot of bang for your buck magic-wise - magic-specialized characters have a relatively easy time dealing with a LOT of stuff. If/when you get the Talisman of Beasts, you can sub Faith for Magic and semi-specialize on that stat, almost by itself. If you haven't killed the Dragon God yet (sounds like you haven't), you should grab as many Stone of Ephemeral Eyes as possible and suicide about 7-8 times at the Armor Spider Archstone. This will drive your World Tendency to Pure Black, so you can kill Black Phantom Scirvir for the Talisman (which lets you use both magic AND miracles, and uses the average of your Faith+magic stat to determine damage) and the Primeval Demon for a Colorless Demon's Soul (which you'll need to upgrade some equipment later).

Overall though, your Soul Level seems pretty low. I suggest you grab a Morningstar on 5-1 (Fifth Archstone, first world) and go smash some skellies at 4-1. You can also grab a Crescent Falchion +1 there, which will give you bonus damage based on your magic stat AND regenerate your mana while you're at it.

Consider grabbing a spear as a backup weapon. You can poke enemies from behind a shield with it. It's a very effective tactic against most enemies save for the bigger ones.

Also, I finished Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Spoilers ahead. [spoiler]So you play this guy called Gabriel Belmont. Heaven and Earth have been separated by a spell, souls are trapped in Limbo, demons going around, etc.. So you need to go kill some monsters and take their stuff kill the Lords of Shadow and take their power to reunite them by means of the Mask of God (with the added bonus of reviving your dead wife). Along the way you meet A Girl and Her Golem. You kill her in your dreams, and then the Golem too, because it goes berserk after watching you over the dead girl with a knife in her heart. You take the Golem's gauntlet. Off you go slaughtering the Lords of Shadow (a Lycanthrope, a Vampire Queen, and a Necromancer). When you meet the Werewolf BBEG you learn that the Lords of Shadow are actually the founders of the order you belong to, who ascended to heaven and left their dark sides behind. You kill their earthly aspects and their heavenly counterparts die too, which means you'd slaughter the founders of your Holy Order(tm). Gabriel doesn't care because he hasn't been getting any in years so he needs his wife back. Throughout the journey you're supported by this old guy named Zobek, your senpai the oldest living warrior of your order, and who also happens to narrate stuff in the background as he keeps stalking you. He mentions multiple times that Gabriel either doesn't sleep/eat or does so in unhealthy doses, which makes him increasingly angrier and angrier. After you kill the necromancer, you learn that your senpai Zobek was the necromancer all along, trying to use you to take the power of the remaining Lords of Shadow for himself, and using your dead wife (which you've been seeing on the way) to keep you from realizing it. Then, he's double-crossed by freaking Satan, your dead wife ressurrects you, you bitchslap Satan around a bit... And we can summarize the ending somewhat like this.

Gabriel: Goodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgood!!
Satan: Evilevilevilevilevilevilevilevilevil!!
Gabriel: I use the G word!
Satan: AW FU--

Marie (AKA your dead wife): Congratulations, you beat the game. I gotta go to Heaven now.
Gabriel: WTF what is this i dont even
Marie: Oh, and you get to live forever while you're at it.
Gabriel: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

*cue timeskip after credits, Zobek's in an old church*

Zobek: Ohi Satan's on his way back, you know.
???: I don't give a shit.
Zobek: Stop being such an emo fag, Gabriel.
Gabriel: DON'T CALL ME THAT PUSSY NAME! I'M DRACULA, BITCH!

*Dracula tries to nom on Zobek, Zobek kicks him out of a stained glass window into modern-day world*

Zobek: I can help you die.
Dracula: (cue Darth Vaderish indistinct scream)
Zobek: Foreshadowforeshadowforeshadowforeshadowforeshadowforeshadow.

Despite my choice of words for describing it, the game IS quite awesome.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on December 26, 2010, 04:09:20 AM
Is Lord of Shadows on PC?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on December 26, 2010, 04:23:41 AM
Currently debating the merits of snagging Dragon Age Origins and Awakening on Steam for less than Awakening would normally cost. On the positive side, this is a very nice deal, since I've never played the latter, don't have my disc for the former, and this would net me all the DLC too. On the other hand, money.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: AndyJames on December 26, 2010, 04:29:13 AM
DA is a good game, but it s let down by a rushed completion. You can actually feel it in game. It is all good and snappy until the climax of the game, and then things are all half-complete, with lousy dialogue and just bad all round. A lot like NWN2. I don't know about Awakening, though. I didn't get it because I was so disappointed with DA's last 15-20%.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Risada on December 26, 2010, 04:30:25 AM
Where do you intend to go with it?

Basically, this is supposed to be the guy that blasts, and also hit stuff with his pointy stick...

The game gives quite a lot of bang for your buck magic-wise - magic-specialized characters have a relatively easy time dealing with a LOT of stuff. If/when you get the Talisman of Beasts, you can sub Faith for Magic and semi-specialize on that stat, almost by itself. If you haven't killed the Dragon God yet (sounds like you haven't), you should grab as many Stone of Ephemeral Eyes as possible and suicide about 7-8 times at the Armor Spider Archstone. This will drive your World Tendency to Pure Black, so you can kill Black Phantom Scirvir for the Talisman (which lets you use both magic AND miracles, and uses the average of your Faith+magic stat to determine damage) and the Primeval Demon for a Colorless Demon's Soul (which you'll need to upgrade some equipment later).

Doesn't PBWT makes the monsters hit (even) harder than normal?

Since I'm with a female char and White Tendency on 1-1, do you think acceptable to try and get a PWWT on 1-1, kill the Executioner (for the armor set she drops) and loot the dragon's lair before going for a PBWT?

Overall though, your Soul Level seems pretty low. I suggest you grab a Morningstar on 5-1 (Fifth Archstone, first world) and go smash some skellies at 4-1. You can also grab a Crescent Falchion +1 there, which will give you bonus damage based on your magic stat AND regenerate your mana while you're at it.

This was the lastest thing I tried, but those skeletons hurt a lot...

Any good place to grind a bit? I was using that Red Eyed Knight on 1-1 as my main grinding method...

Consider grabbing a spear as a backup weapon. You can poke enemies from behind a shield with it. It's a very effective tactic against most enemies save for the bigger ones.

I was thinking that, except I still don't have the required strength to wield it one handed <_<

Even when I have the Crescent Falchion and the Moon Uchigatana, should I keep the spear around?

Currently debating the merits of snagging Dragon Age Origins and Awakening on Steam for less than Awakening would normally cost. On the positive side, this is a very nice deal, since I've never played the latter, don't have my disc for the former, and this would net me all the DLC too. On the other hand, money.

I say go for it. Make some effort, and get it. The few times I played Dragon Age, it an was awesome experience...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on December 26, 2010, 04:30:43 AM
Yeah, I've played the first one to completion a few times. It might be worth a shot, especially since it would eliminate the need to have the disc around if I want to play it in future.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 26, 2010, 08:27:03 PM
Is Lord of Shadows on PC?

Not sure. But it's on the Xbox360, so it's bound to arrive on the PC eventually.

Where do you intend to go with it?

Basically, this is supposed to be the guy that blasts, and also hit stuff with his pointy stick...

The game gives quite a lot of bang for your buck magic-wise - magic-specialized characters have a relatively easy time dealing with a LOT of stuff. If/when you get the Talisman of Beasts, you can sub Faith for Magic and semi-specialize on that stat, almost by itself. If you haven't killed the Dragon God yet (sounds like you haven't), you should grab as many Stone of Ephemeral Eyes as possible and suicide about 7-8 times at the Armor Spider Archstone. This will drive your World Tendency to Pure Black, so you can kill Black Phantom Scirvir for the Talisman (which lets you use both magic AND miracles, and uses the average of your Faith+magic stat to determine damage) and the Primeval Demon for a Colorless Demon's Soul (which you'll need to upgrade some equipment later).

Doesn't PBWT makes the monsters hit (even) harder than normal?

Since I'm with a female char and White Tendency on 1-1, do you think acceptable to try and get a PWWT on 1-1, kill the Executioner (for the armor set she drops) and loot the dragon's lair before going for a PBWT?

Overall though, your Soul Level seems pretty low. I suggest you grab a Morningstar on 5-1 (Fifth Archstone, first world) and go smash some skellies at 4-1. You can also grab a Crescent Falchion +1 there, which will give you bonus damage based on your magic stat AND regenerate your mana while you're at it.

This was the lastest thing I tried, but those skeletons hurt a lot...

Any good place to grind a bit? I was using that Red Eyed Knight on 1-1 as my main grinding method...

Consider grabbing a spear as a backup weapon. You can poke enemies from behind a shield with it. It's a very effective tactic against most enemies save for the bigger ones.

I was thinking that, except I still don't have the required strength to wield it one handed <_<

Even when I have the Crescent Falchion and the Moon Uchigatana, should I keep the spear around?

Currently debating the merits of snagging Dragon Age Origins and Awakening on Steam for less than Awakening would normally cost. On the positive side, this is a very nice deal, since I've never played the latter, don't have my disc for the former, and this would net me all the DLC too. On the other hand, money.

I say go for it. Make some effort, and get it. The few times I played Dragon Age, it an was awesome experience...

If skellies are giving you trouble, Miralda will eat you for breakfast and pick her teeth with your pointy stick. First order of business: grab a  shield with 100% phys block rate, such as the Heater Shield (you can buy one for 2000 souls at the Nexus vendor). Second order of business: learn to approach. Early on skellies will be a major problem if they gang up on you. The best strategy in Demon's Souls is lure and slaughter (hence why it's unusual to see more than two or three enemies in one place at once). Parrying is your friend, though it can be tricky to learn (remember that even a failed parry will still cut part of the damage you receive). Skellies only really use three moves: rolling in then finish with a slash, thrust or overhead slash. The overhead slash takes forever to come out and they're rooted in place when they charge it up (though they still spin around) so you can safely roll/run away from it. The thrust has slightly less charge-up but it has a great advantage for you: if you move FORWARD (that's right, FORWARD) when it's coming out, the skellie will step forward, PAST you, and miss, leaving him open for a backstab. If you're using a morningstar, one backstab plus one heavy attack should make him kick it. You can use pretty much the same strategy with the black phantom dual katana skellie: by moving towards him as you stand a fair bit away, he will jump past you and slice at the air. Killing all skellies up to the archway plus the BP skellie should net you around 2000+ souls.

Remember that you shouldn't neglect Strength and Dex. You'll eventually need to use a bow, no matter how boneheaded you are, because there will be enemies WAY beyond the reach of your magic that you'll want dead. Or enemies that take no damage from magic such as the 4-2 Reapers.

SL matters more in the first playthrough, when your defense still means something. Defense stops going up after a certain SL, and on the second playthrough it's pretty much dressing (as is armor). Focus on grabbing items, because those don't go away when you die, and better items > greater SL, especially later on. I downloaded the Asian Version of the game (the one with the soul exploit glitch) and upped a char to 712; until I grabbed the Meat Cleaver I was dealing relatively low damage.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Tshern on December 30, 2010, 07:16:04 PM
Whacking my way through Arkham Asylum. For a Batman/Joker buff of my caliber, it is a magnificent game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 30, 2010, 07:54:04 PM
Whacking my way through Arkham Asylum. For a Batman/Joker buff of my caliber, it is a magnificent game.

I'm not a Batman/Joker buff, but I have enjoyed it immensely. Heck, it's one of the few latest gen games (barring Demon's Souls) that I've bothered to finish more than once.

Which part are you up to?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 30, 2010, 10:18:55 PM
I will agree, it is a very well made game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 30, 2010, 11:55:35 PM
I will agree, it is a very well made game.

The freeflow battle system is just too damn awesome. And it feels A LOT like Batman fights in the comics.

I was surprised to learn that Eidos had anything to do with it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on December 31, 2010, 12:30:30 AM
I still haven't been able to buy/afford Arkham Asylum. Got Assassins Creed: Brotherhood (Codex Edition :D) for Christmas however. I won't be able to play it properly until mid March however  :shakefist . However, the little I've been able to play so far could best be described like this " :love"
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 31, 2010, 03:08:55 AM
I still haven't been able to buy/afford Arkham Asylum. Got Assassins Creed: Brotherhood (Codex Edition :D) for Christmas however. I won't be able to play it properly until mid March however  :shakefist . However, the little I've been able to play so far could best be described like this " :love"

I haven't played Assassin's Creed at all, so I knew pretty much nothing of what makes Brotherhood so special.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 31, 2010, 05:11:05 AM
I still haven't been able to buy/afford Arkham Asylum. Got Assassins Creed: Brotherhood (Codex Edition :D) for Christmas however. I won't be able to play it properly until mid March however  :shakefist . However, the little I've been able to play so far could best be described like this " :love"

I haven't played Assassin's Creed at all, so I knew pretty much nothing of what makes Brotherhood so special.

I played over half of the first one (I think).  Good storyline.  Boring repetitive gameplay.  I know nothing of the others.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on December 31, 2010, 08:09:45 AM
I still haven't been able to buy/afford Arkham Asylum. Got Assassins Creed: Brotherhood (Codex Edition :D) for Christmas however. I won't be able to play it properly until mid March however  :shakefist . However, the little I've been able to play so far could best be described like this " :love"

I haven't played Assassin's Creed at all, so I knew pretty much nothing of what makes Brotherhood so special.

I played over half of the first one (I think).  Good storyline.  Boring repetitive gameplay.  I know nothing of the others.

2 fixed most of the "boring and repetitive" parts. Brotherhood improved on that tenfold.


If you didn't like the first one because of the repetitiveness, the second will feel much better.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 31, 2010, 08:22:40 AM
I still haven't been able to buy/afford Arkham Asylum. Got Assassins Creed: Brotherhood (Codex Edition :D) for Christmas however. I won't be able to play it properly until mid March however  :shakefist . However, the little I've been able to play so far could best be described like this " :love"

I haven't played Assassin's Creed at all, so I knew pretty much nothing of what makes Brotherhood so special.

I played over half of the first one (I think).  Good storyline.  Boring repetitive gameplay.  I know nothing of the others.

2 fixed most of the "boring and repetitive" parts. Brotherhood improved on that tenfold.


If you didn't like the first one because of the repetitiveness, the second will feel much better.

But that means I have to finish the first one so I can get the whole story.   :shakefist
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on December 31, 2010, 08:26:23 AM
But that means I have to finish the first one so I can get the whole story.   :shakefist

Do you mind spoilers? Because there isn't much storyline until you get to Robert (actually, the mission you go to kill him has the most plot out of all of the targets).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on December 31, 2010, 10:20:44 AM
I've just been playing fable 3,halo reach and modern warfare two. The next game I buy will be cata for WoW
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 31, 2010, 11:30:03 AM
But that means I have to finish the first one so I can get the whole story.   :shakefist

Do you mind spoilers? Because there isn't much storyline until you get to Robert (actually, the mission you go to kill him has the most plot out of all of the targets).

I actually looked up a lot of the endgame because I was wanting to know if finishing the game is worth it.  That's how I know the game has a really good storyline.   :p

I'll need to finish it myself if I'm going to play the second, I'm one of those people.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on December 31, 2010, 12:18:32 PM
But that means I have to finish the first one so I can get the whole story.   :shakefist

Do you mind spoilers? Because there isn't much storyline until you get to Robert (actually, the mission you go to kill him has the most plot out of all of the targets).

I actually looked up a lot of the endgame because I was wanting to know if finishing the game is worth it.  That's how I know the game has a really good storyline.   :p

I'll need to finish it myself if I'm going to play the second, I'm one of those people.
Trust me, the second game and Brotherhood are all worth it. The only thing is miss so far in Brotherhood is the ability to gallop in high speed while riding horses. But since you can go through the sewers as a form of teleport it does not really matter all that much.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Tshern on December 31, 2010, 04:59:36 PM
Whacking my way through Arkham Asylum. For a Batman/Joker buff of my caliber, it is a magnificent game.

I'm not a Batman/Joker buff, but I have enjoyed it immensely. Heck, it's one of the few latest gen games (barring Demon's Souls) that I've bothered to finish more than once.

Which part are you up to?
Going to tackle Poison Ivy right about now. Or, well, when I next bother to open the game, I am sort of lazy in these things.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 31, 2010, 05:05:54 PM
Whacking my way through Arkham Asylum. For a Batman/Joker buff of my caliber, it is a magnificent game.

I'm not a Batman/Joker buff, but I have enjoyed it immensely. Heck, it's one of the few latest gen games (barring Demon's Souls) that I've bothered to finish more than once.

Which part are you up to?
Going to tackle Poison Ivy right about now. Or, well, when I next bother to open the game, I am sort of lazy in these things.

Wow, you're pretty close to the endgame then.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 31, 2010, 09:16:24 PM
But that means I have to finish the first one so I can get the whole story.   :shakefist

Do you mind spoilers? Because there isn't much storyline until you get to Robert (actually, the mission you go to kill him has the most plot out of all of the targets).

I actually looked up a lot of the endgame because I was wanting to know if finishing the game is worth it.  That's how I know the game has a really good storyline.   :p

I'll need to finish it myself if I'm going to play the second, I'm one of those people.
Trust me, the second game and Brotherhood are all worth it. The only thing is miss so far in Brotherhood is the ability to gallop in high speed while riding horses. But since you can go through the sewers as a form of teleport it does not really matter all that much.

Hopefully someone will give me a job soon so I can buy the second game then!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on January 01, 2011, 07:49:42 AM
Star Wars Force Unleashed 2: Holy fragging hell, the force can do that?
[spoiler]Why is it the books and games take the Force to an absurd super powered levels?

In the original movies it took a lot of effort to choke someone or pull your saber to you. The most powerful Jedi (yoda) had to stand around concentrating to move an X-wing. In the retarded Trilogy, they gained a super jump and dash ability and the more powerful Sith sided of the force is shown to be able to chuck small hover work desk/chairs at people.

In one of the books after the Empire falls Luke walks on lava (jesus anyone?) and in the same series a protege rips a invincible ship out from a sun. Not to be out done, moments before the 3rd trilogy movie starts the animated cartoon takes place and shows Yoda throwing giant ships at each other with a flick of his hand. So when the first game came out it really wasn't too much of a surprise Starkiller ripped a Star Destroyer from orbit or could wipe out entire armies of stormtroopers in his sleep.

Well, SW:FU2 rightly deserves it's acronym. The new Starkiller, code named Buu due to his ability to get more powerful by becoming less of a person than his was before he lost a fight, starts with every combo from the last game but learns to become even stronger. In fact he now has a super sayien mode where he just stops using his arms to attack anymore. I wish I was joking, he really does turn blue and all of his light saber attacks become saber throws that spin around him god of war style.

FU2 tried to fix some problems with the first game. Some endless pits of death can quick spawn you to the top without having to reload. The ones that do you only fall off while answering your cellphone and the ones that don't are everything else. Another fix is now the game don't have to stop and spend a minute loading the very stats you were just using when you hit pause. It ditched the colored XP system since you start with every combo and trait so you only upgrade force powers and force/hp max. Also it fixes the problem where tapping triangle didn't kill everyone in the room for you and the long delay in being able to spam force push to cave in the skulls of, well everything. The maps seem to explode under the constant use of push which is bad considering with the right saber crystal you gain XP for each and every little thing you break Lego style. I mean, where is the replay value in a 2 hours to beat game when on easy mode, without the crystal, or replaying, you can max out four of your seven force powers. Really just play the last stage again and pick the other ending then max out the rest of your powers.

Rent it, murder stormtroops, then stop spending money on star wars so it will die.

Also, watch this youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgHhUZt8j98) for proof the Sith ending is the 'real' ending this time. And you thought Starkiller would just leave Vader alive after he was done with the rebals...




[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 01, 2011, 05:17:57 PM
Star Wars Force Unleashed 2: Holy fragging hell, the force can do that?
[spoiler]Why is it the books and games take the Force to an absurd super powered levels?

In the original movies it took a lot of effort to choke someone or pull your saber to you. The most powerful Jedi (yoda) had to stand around concentrating to move an X-wing. In the retarded Trilogy, they gained a super jump and dash ability and the more powerful Sith sided of the force is shown to be able to chuck small hover work desk/chairs at people.

In one of the books after the Empire falls Luke walks on lava (jesus anyone?) and in the same series a protege rips a invincible ship out from a sun. Not to be out done, moments before the 3rd trilogy movie starts the animated cartoon takes place and shows Yoda throwing giant ships at each other with a flick of his hand. So when the first game came out it really wasn't too much of a surprise Starkiller ripped a Star Destroyer from orbit or could wipe out entire armies of stormtroopers in his sleep.

Well, SW:FU2 rightly deserves it's acronym. The new Starkiller, code named Buu due to his ability to get more powerful by becoming less of a person than his was before he lost a fight, starts with every combo from the last game but learns to become even stronger. In fact he now has a super sayien mode where he just stops using his arms to attack anymore. I wish I was joking, he really does turn blue and all of his light saber attacks become saber throws that spin around him god of war style.

FU2 tried to fix some problems with the first game. Some endless pits of death can quick spawn you to the top without having to reload. The ones that do you only fall off while answering your cellphone and the ones that don't are everything else. Another fix is now the game don't have to stop and spend a minute loading the very stats you were just using when you hit pause. It ditched the colored XP system since you start with every combo and trait so you only upgrade force powers and force/hp max. Also it fixes the problem where tapping triangle didn't kill everyone in the room for you and the long delay in being able to spam force push to cave in the skulls of, well everything. The maps seem to explode under the constant use of push which is bad considering with the right saber crystal you gain XP for each and every little thing you break Lego style. I mean, where is the replay value in a 2 hours to beat game when on easy mode, without the crystal, or replaying, you can max out four of your seven force powers. Really just play the last stage again and pick the other ending then max out the rest of your powers.

Rent it, murder stormtroops, then stop spending money on star wars so it will die.

Also, watch this youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgHhUZt8j98) for proof the Sith ending is the 'real' ending this time. And you thought Starkiller would just leave Vader alive after he was done with the rebals...




[/spoiler]

The whole point of FU was always "screw canon, let's go MENTAL!", after all. Frankly, I just like it for killing armies of stormtroopers and because they made black lightsabers canon.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on January 02, 2011, 02:35:04 PM
Well...hack and slash Star Wars with over the top powers is always welcome.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on January 02, 2011, 09:37:31 PM
It is called The Force Unleashed, after all. That said, there is a really big discrepancy between the trilogies (although to be fair, we only saw really really old guys, barely-trained students, and a crippled guy wearing prosthetics using the Force in the original trilogy). Of course, that wouldn't be half as enticing for a video game, so I'm willing to let it slide. Never played the second game, though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 02, 2011, 09:59:20 PM
It is called The Force Unleashed, after all. That said, there is a really big discrepancy between the trilogies (although to be fair, we only saw really really old guys, barely-trained students, and a crippled guy wearing prosthetics using the Force in the original trilogy). Of course, that wouldn't be half as enticing for a video game, so I'm willing to let it slide. Never played the second game, though.

I suppose it's true.

Well, the second one is much, much shorter than the first (and yeah, that's a feat) and slightly less lenient on "spam Force powers on everything around you until the scenery stops moving".
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on January 02, 2011, 10:02:13 PM
Well, the second one is much, much shorter than the first (and yeah, that's a feat) and slightly less lenient on "spam Force powers on everything around you until the scenery stops moving".
I think the Jedi Knight games were a lot better at...well, just about everything. Saber combat, for one, was fast and lethal, whereas any moderately tough enemy in TFU treated a lightsaber as though it were made of foam padding.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 02, 2011, 10:35:00 PM
Well, the second one is much, much shorter than the first (and yeah, that's a feat) and slightly less lenient on "spam Force powers on everything around you until the scenery stops moving".
I think the Jedi Knight games were a lot better at...well, just about everything. Saber combat, for one, was fast and lethal, whereas any moderately tough enemy in TFU treated a lightsaber as though it were made of foam padding.

A little TOO fast and lethal for me, really.

Although I will say that Jedi Knight 2 did tons better than Jedi Knight 1. In 1, lightsaber combat was just... clunky.

And really, in TFU2, your lightsaber is only any good against Force-resistant enemies. Which you can kill in a single throw anyway.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on January 02, 2011, 10:43:57 PM
A little TOO fast and lethal for me, really.

Although I will say that Jedi Knight 2 did tons better than Jedi Knight 1. In 1, lightsaber combat was just... clunky.

And really, in TFU2, your lightsaber is only any good against Force-resistant enemies. Which you can kill in a single throw anyway.
True, although it helped that all the moves were explained in the datapad. Which was good, because there's at least one jump in the Tier 3 missions that you can't make without using the speed-enhanced jump you've never used before or will use again.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on January 03, 2011, 01:44:44 AM
Bah. We all know the best Star Wars game was Droidworks.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on January 03, 2011, 03:14:09 AM
Bah. We all know the best Star Wars game was Droidworks.
I only played the demo level. :P
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on January 03, 2011, 05:53:51 AM
Bah. We all know the best Star Wars game was Droidworks.

What's that?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 03, 2011, 06:04:04 AM
Bah. We all know the best Star Wars game was Droidworks.

What's that?

Little-known Star Wars game based around building droids. I only played the demo level as well, but I remember it being surprisingly complex.

Then again, if I know about it, considering how I don't think of myself as much of a Star Wars geek, then it's probably not that little-known.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on January 03, 2011, 11:53:22 AM
aww I love it when non-star wars fans  give thrie thoughts on a star wars game...i'd toss out links but about where the frist games events stand in canon but i doubt anyone cares about it....same with the books and thrie timeline of power creep and how they (mainly Zahn and another writer i do believe) fixed most of it...

Moving from SW.. I went to hastings back on saturday after playing MTG,and had htem put a hold on the collector edit or Cata,so i'll have a new book,music,a mouse pad (what i am supposed to do with a mouse pad when i have a wireless optical mouse ???) and a cute lil deathwing
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 03, 2011, 03:39:40 PM
aww I love it when non-star wars fans  give thrie thoughts on a star wars game...i'd toss out links but about where the frist games events stand in canon but i doubt anyone cares about it....same with the books and thrie timeline of power creep and how they (mainly Zahn and another writer i do believe) fixed most of it...

Moving from SW.. I went to hastings back on saturday after playing MTG,and had htem put a hold on the collector edit or Cata,so i'll have a new book,music,a mouse pad (what i am supposed to do with a mouse pad when i have a wireless optical mouse ???) and a cute lil deathwing

For the record, I DO consider myself a Star Wars fan. I just don't really think of myself as a conoisseur.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on January 03, 2011, 08:47:09 PM


For the record, I DO consider myself a Star Wars fan. I just don't really think of myself as a conoisseur.
I wasn't refering to you,even I hadn't heard of doridworks ,lol
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 03, 2011, 09:08:13 PM


For the record, I DO consider myself a Star Wars fan. I just don't really think of myself as a conoisseur.
I wasn't refering to you,even I hadn't heard of doridworks ,lol

Indeed, but I was still agreeing with the general sentiment that TFU has lots of power creep.  :p
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 04, 2011, 02:50:39 AM
Batman: Arkham Asylum is getting a sequal

Official website with trailer can be found here (http://www.batmanarkhamcity.com/us/main.html).  Doesn't give much, but it looks cool.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on January 04, 2011, 06:40:07 AM
Batman: Arkham Asylum is getting a sequal

Official website with trailer can be found here (http://www.batmanarkhamcity.com/us/main.html).  Doesn't give much, but it looks cool.

and Mark Hamil has confrimed that it will be the last time he voices the Joker :(
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 04, 2011, 06:49:07 AM
Batman: Arkham Asylum is getting a sequal

Official website with trailer can be found here (http://www.batmanarkhamcity.com/us/main.html).  Doesn't give much, but it looks cool.

and Mark Hamil has confrimed that it will be the last time he voices the Joker :(

I saw that when I wiki'd it.  It made me sad too.  :(
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on January 04, 2011, 06:52:23 AM
Batman: Arkham Asylum is getting a sequal

Official website with trailer can be found here (http://www.batmanarkhamcity.com/us/main.html).  Doesn't give much, but it looks cool.

and Mark Hamil has confrimed that it will be the last time he voices the Joker :(

I saw that when I wiki'd it.  It made me sad too.  :(
I really wish they'd get David Tennant to be the Riddler. If not here, then at least in the next of Nolan's Batman movies.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 04, 2011, 11:08:45 AM
Batman: Arkham Asylum is getting a sequal

Official website with trailer can be found here (http://www.batmanarkhamcity.com/us/main.html).  Doesn't give much, but it looks cool.

and Mark Hamil has confrimed that it will be the last time he voices the Joker :(

I saw that when I wiki'd it.  It made me sad too.  :(

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!   :bigeye
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on January 04, 2011, 08:21:57 PM
Batman: Arkham Asylum is getting a sequal

Official website with trailer can be found here (http://www.batmanarkhamcity.com/us/main.html).  Doesn't give much, but it looks cool.

and Mark Hamil has confrimed that it will be the last time he voices the Joker :(

I saw that when I wiki'd it.  It made me sad too.  :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KCJxXwq20U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KCJxXwq20U) one of my favorites...



Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on January 07, 2011, 04:23:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PWj08LBDcM
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 07, 2011, 09:38:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PWj08LBDcM

That started out meh and turned into AWESOME!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 07, 2011, 11:58:34 PM
Been playing some Front Mission Evolved. The game's actually pretty good, though slightly remniscent of Armored Core, but with a solid Front Mission feel. I don't fully understand the harsh reviews given to it by sites like Gamespot.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on January 08, 2011, 12:05:11 PM
Been playing some Front Mission Evolved. The game's actually pretty good, though slightly remniscent of Armored Core, but with a solid Front Mission feel. I don't fully understand the harsh reviews given to it by sites like Gamespot.


Gamespot is known for having one or two people who hate on certain genres.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on January 08, 2011, 03:09:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhfTnxG7lLY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhfTnxG7lLY)
After watching a few of these I think I've found the first horror game I just might enjoy playing. It's usually a boring genre, but this seems quite entertaining.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 08, 2011, 04:56:32 PM
Been playing some Front Mission Evolved. The game's actually pretty good, though slightly remniscent of Armored Core, but with a solid Front Mission feel. I don't fully understand the harsh reviews given to it by sites like Gamespot.


Gamespot is known for having one or two people who hate on certain genres.

Well, it appears the game is actually fairly short, but at least it's really, really cool while it lasts. The emphasis is on the action side, unlike Armored Core (which focuses a lot on the mecha-building aspect), which isn't a problem for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: RobbyPants on January 18, 2011, 02:41:39 PM
So, has anyone played Super Meat Boy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Meat_Boy)?  A coworker pointed me to it on a good deal at Steam, and I got it for under $4.  It was totally worth that investment.  I've already managed to get two cousins hooked on it.

It's a ridiculously Nintendo hard (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NintendoHard) platformer, although, not nearly as bad as I Want to be the Guy.  I think the whole point is to find that perfect balance between crazy hard and I-almost-beat-it-maybe-I-should-try-once-more difficult.

Anyway, for those of you who played it, I'm most of the way through the salt levels.  I haven't been playing for 100% completion or anything.  I did make the mistake of letting one of my cousins play on my account, and he proceeded to rack up A+ ratings on all of the forest levels.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 23, 2011, 01:51:52 AM
So, now that I have PSN access back, I downloaded some of the free DLCs for Batman: Arkham Asylum. Playing as the Joker is WAY too fucking awesome!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on January 23, 2011, 04:31:57 AM
Is it 2012 all ready? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-b78TKZIyw&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 23, 2011, 07:03:45 AM
Is it 2012 all ready? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-b78TKZIyw&feature=player_embedded)
8 more days and the release date would have been on my birthday.

Seriously, I'm surprised this thing is still up. All things considered, if the game DOES show up this time, I might just get a harem.

Also, hell freezing, and all that.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on February 22, 2011, 11:49:48 PM
So I got started on this little bizarre gem called Hyperdimension Neptunia.

What they basically did is take Trinity Universe's game style, fill it with SO MUCH MOE I DIED, and make it about console wars.

The game doesn't just break the fourth wall, it rapes and sodomizes it with an oil tanker.

Having plenty of fun so far.

"Hey look! Should I jump from here? Should I shout 'Wahoo!' when I'm jumping?"

"...why don't you throw on some overalls and a red cap while you're at it?"
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on February 23, 2011, 04:30:05 AM
Platinum the Trinity gameplay footage for the BB fans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpm5FaL2PhM).


And BBWiki is right, her Astral is very... friendly, if you catch my drift.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on February 23, 2011, 04:43:35 AM
What does that make Lambda-11's, Tsubaki's and Mu-12's then?  :P
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on February 23, 2011, 05:14:26 AM
What does that make Lambda-11's, Tsubaki's and Mu-12's then?  :P

Slashy Slashy.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on February 23, 2011, 05:51:44 AM
Fair 'nuff.

I feel bored...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on February 23, 2011, 08:01:56 AM
Dead Money just came out for New Vegas on the PC and the PS3, you could always give that a try. It's definitely not a shooty-bang-bang DLC--if you're familiar with Fallout 3's Pitt, think of that, only here they've actually succeeded at not trivializing survival.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on February 27, 2011, 02:59:13 AM
I've just finished Heavy Rain.

I gotta say, this game really impressed me. It feels not unlike an old-time adventure game, but with multiple ways to get to different results. And now the spoilers. AHOY!

[spoiler]I completed all five trials. I was sure that the last one [spoiler]wouldn't kill Ethan[/spoiler] because of the main motivation behind the Origami Killer. And while the game sure tried to sell that [spoiler]Ethan WAS the Origami Killer[/spoiler], two small details quickly point out how that's not possible.

[spoiler]A) Ethan comments he'd never done origami before in his life.
B) In one of your first scenes with Jayden, he comments in passing the Origami Killer has taken the lives of 8 boys in the last 3 years. Jason only died two years prior to the event, so the one event that leads to Ethan potentially being the Killer (his blackouts) didn't start until one year after the first original victims.[/spoiler]

Since half the fun of the game is guessing who the killer is, I was surprised to find out it was [spoiler]Scott Shelby.[/spoiler] I mean, I'd actually considered him, but Gordi Kramer was before him on my list. [spoiler]Naturally, when the truth comes out about Gordi, that hypothesis flew out the window. I actually considered Blake for a short while, because the guy is a major asshole.[/spoiler]

The first time I played through the final chapter [spoiler]Norman died, so I did it over so he could live. What can I say, he's cool in a goofy sort of way.[/spoiler]
[/spoiler]

All in all, great script. Doubt they could have pulled a game like this off with a lesser story.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on February 27, 2011, 03:39:05 AM
8 days left on Gen 5 (got White preordered), and 5 days left before Duke Nukem's triumphant return.

Then we've got the 3DS coming out not too long after that, and then Portal 2. Anything big I'm missing?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on February 27, 2011, 03:50:22 AM
Wasn't Duke Nukem Forever only coming out on May?  ???
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Tshern on February 27, 2011, 03:53:00 AM
Of 2002.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on February 27, 2011, 04:37:19 AM
Platinum the Trinity gameplay footage for the BB fans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpm5FaL2PhM).


And BBWiki is right, her Astral is very... friendly, if you catch my drift.
Looks suspiciously like Divine Buster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpm5FaL2PhM#t=43s). Including the staff head going all "Shooting Mode".

That makes how many Nanoha references in BlazBlue now?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on February 27, 2011, 05:00:10 AM
That makes how many Nanoha references in BlazBlue now?

All of them?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on February 27, 2011, 08:44:15 AM
Then we've got the 3DS coming out not too long after that, and then Portal 2. Anything big I'm missing?

theres supposedly a remade version of the frist Halo game in the works,hoping to come out on the 10th anniversy...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on February 27, 2011, 08:45:03 AM
Dragon Age II is being released in a little over a week. That should be at least moderately amusing.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on February 27, 2011, 06:05:18 PM
That makes how many Nanoha references in BlazBlue now?

All of them?
Rachel is physically identical to Fate and has Hayate's VA, Noel has Nanoha's English VA.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on February 27, 2011, 08:58:01 PM
Then we've got the 3DS coming out not too long after that, and then Portal 2. Anything big I'm missing?

theres supposedly a remade version of the frist Halo game in the works,hoping to come out on the 10th anniversy...

Great, more money to spend on Halo. As though I haven't spent enough on the novels and DLC as-is.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on February 28, 2011, 12:34:41 AM
So, there's a few more vocal versions of BlazBlue songs out. Unfortunately, the cast can't sing. :p
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Risada on February 28, 2011, 12:46:26 AM
So, there's a few more vocal versions of BlazBlue songs out. Unfortunately, the cast can't sing. :p

All I say is that Makoto's theme sounds OVER NINE THOUSAND more squirrely than Makoto's normal theme...

.... not that's a bad thing  ;)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on February 28, 2011, 02:48:55 AM

theres supposedly a remade version of the frist Halo game in the works,hoping to come out on the 10th anniversy...

Great, more money to spend on Halo. As though I haven't spent enough on the novels and DLC as-is.
:lol I know how oyu feel..the only two to three things i'm missing The Halo encyolpedia,the short story collection and Halo Legends DVD..and i plan to get the updated versions of the frist three novels (The fall of Reach,The flood and frist strike)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on February 28, 2011, 11:18:18 AM
and i plan to get the updated versions of the frist three novels (The fall of Reach,The flood and frist strike)
Updated?

*suspicious* They're not updated by the guy who wrote Contact Harvest, are they? :ahem
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on February 28, 2011, 08:21:20 PM
and i plan to get the updated versions of the frist three novels (The fall of Reach,The flood and frist strike)
Updated?

*suspicious* They're not updated by the guy who wrote Contact Harvest, are they? :ahem

lol..I think its just Fall of reach that go well from my understanding its  a new reissued version including some content updates and additional content.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 06, 2011, 08:05:04 AM
Finished Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare.

The Four Horses of the Apocalypse are AWESOME.

And I guess it's also kinda fun to be a zombie riding an unicorn. For extra irony purposes.

I'm gonna use that in my campaign, in fact.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 21, 2011, 12:24:21 AM
So. FFXIII and Duodecim.

[spoiler]Duodecim: Lightning's voice acting is fucking atrocious.

XIII: Lightning is overrated. For fuck's sake, she can't even Bright Slap a whiny emo kid.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on March 21, 2011, 05:20:57 AM
So. FFXIII and Duodecim.

[spoiler]Duodecim: Lightning's voice acting is fucking atrocious.

XIII: Lightning is overrated. For fuck's sake, she can't even Bright Slap a whiny emo kid.[/spoiler]

Final Fantasy's got all kinds of problems. "10 was too linear, 12 was too freeform, 13 was too linear" being common complaints. Then you account for the storylines following a formula, and the lead characters often having no personality (especially true in 12).


In other words, avoid SE's mainstay titles.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 21, 2011, 01:55:02 PM
So. FFXIII and Duodecim.

[spoiler]Duodecim: Lightning's voice acting is fucking atrocious.

XIII: Lightning is overrated. For fuck's sake, she can't even Bright Slap a whiny emo kid.[/spoiler]

Final Fantasy's got all kinds of problems. "10 was too linear, 12 was too freeform, 13 was too linear" being common complaints. Then you account for the storylines following a formula, and the lead characters often having no personality (especially true in 12).


In other words, avoid SE's mainstay titles.

Actually, I find that that 10 was one of the last few 'good' FFs. 12's problem wasn't that it was too freeform, it's that it was too BLAND. It was like a single-player MMO. 13 at least has been delivering a relatively good soundtrack. But aside from that, there's only a couple of REALLY likable characters, and they have next to zero screentime. The rest can be summed up as too bitchy, too moronic, and too "cooler-than-thou".

And Dissidia would be better if they finally got it through their heads that THEIR ENGLISH VAS SUCK DONKEY BALLS.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on March 21, 2011, 06:09:29 PM
So. FFXIII and Duodecim.

[spoiler]Duodecim: Lightning's voice acting is fucking atrocious.

XIII: Lightning is overrated. For fuck's sake, she can't even Bright Slap a whiny emo kid.[/spoiler]

Final Fantasy's got all kinds of problems. "10 was too linear, 12 was too freeform, 13 was too linear" being common complaints. Then you account for the storylines following a formula, and the lead characters often having no personality (especially true in 12).


In other words, avoid SE's mainstay titles.

Actually, I find that that 10 was one of the last few 'good' FFs. 12's problem wasn't that it was too freeform, it's that it was too BLAND. It was like a single-player MMO. 13 at least has been delivering a relatively good soundtrack. But aside from that, there's only a couple of REALLY likable characters, and they have next to zero screentime. The rest can be summed up as too bitchy, too moronic, and too "cooler-than-thou".

And Dissidia would be better if they finally got it through their heads that THEIR ENGLISH VAS SUCK DONKEY BALLS.

Dissidia would have been better if ArcSys handled the gameplay instead of SE.


I liked 10 myself (and 10-2 oddly, even ignoring the blatant fanservice). But 12 just plain enraged me (Skies of Arcadia rip-off and all that).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on March 21, 2011, 06:34:44 PM
Dragon Age II: Not as wonderful as Bioware's employee reviews would have you believe, not as shitty as a good portion of Metacritic would have you believe.

Discuss.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on March 21, 2011, 07:03:49 PM
Dragon Age II: Not as wonderful as Bioware's employee reviews would have you believe, not as shitty as a good portion of Metacritic would have you believe.

Discuss.
A friend of mine beat it fairly quickly, said it was a solid game despite being different from the first gameplay-wise.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on March 21, 2011, 07:17:14 PM
A friend of mine beat it fairly quickly, said it was a solid game despite being different from the first gameplay-wise.
Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, given that the first game, even on easier settings, practically forced you to have a specific party configuration. If I had to pick one thing to complain about, it'd be the lack of impact my decisions actually have on the story.

...and a DLC companion being released on day one.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 21, 2011, 07:24:21 PM
So. FFXIII and Duodecim.

[spoiler]Duodecim: Lightning's voice acting is fucking atrocious.

XIII: Lightning is overrated. For fuck's sake, she can't even Bright Slap a whiny emo kid.[/spoiler]

Final Fantasy's got all kinds of problems. "10 was too linear, 12 was too freeform, 13 was too linear" being common complaints. Then you account for the storylines following a formula, and the lead characters often having no personality (especially true in 12).


In other words, avoid SE's mainstay titles.

Actually, I find that that 10 was one of the last few 'good' FFs. 12's problem wasn't that it was too freeform, it's that it was too BLAND. It was like a single-player MMO. 13 at least has been delivering a relatively good soundtrack. But aside from that, there's only a couple of REALLY likable characters, and they have next to zero screentime. The rest can be summed up as too bitchy, too moronic, and too "cooler-than-thou".

And Dissidia would be better if they finally got it through their heads that THEIR ENGLISH VAS SUCK DONKEY BALLS.

Dissidia would have been better if ArcSys handled the gameplay instead of SE.


I liked 10 myself (and 10-2 oddly, even ignoring the blatant fanservice). But 12 just plain enraged me (Skies of Arcadia rip-off and all that).

What WOULDN'T be better with ArcSys handling gameplay?

10-2? What is this madness you speak of? There is no such thing.

Naw, in order for it to be a Skies of Arcadia rip-off, it'd need to be GOOD.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Tshern on March 22, 2011, 03:37:22 AM
Going through the DLCs for Borderlands. Quite entertaining after the huge letdown that was the final boss of the original game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on March 22, 2011, 03:44:00 AM
What WOULDN'T be better with ArcSys handling gameplay?

Most fighting game designers could take notes from ArcSys. Though from the demo, Mortal Kombat 9 is going in the right direction. ANd MvC3 isn't too bad (the graphics just bite IMO).

Quote
Naw, in order for it to be a Skies of Arcadia rip-off, it'd need to be GOOD.

LoL, true.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2011, 05:51:03 PM
A friend of mine beat it fairly quickly, said it was a solid game despite being different from the first gameplay-wise.
Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, given that the first game, even on easier settings, practically forced you to have a specific party configuration. If I had to pick one thing to complain about, it'd be the lack of impact my decisions actually have on the story.

...and a DLC companion being released on day one.

I find it more frustrating that you have to collect all the companions before you can embark on any quests. Because every damn quest would raise friendship or rivalry points depending on the choices you made. I'm less worried about party configurations this time round, since combat seems easier for me this time.

I'm still trying to plot out the best route to collect all the companions and work on the relationships as I go along. Its just frustrating that your younger brother (I play a mage) is such a whiny bitch about mages, and he's about stuck with me when I have to go for the elf bloodmage and the gay terrorist.

Not to mention that the captain of the guard is so bloody paladin-stick-up-ass that having any other important conversation choice means you gotta piss her off.

I'm perfectly fine with the relationship values locking when its in full friendship or rivalry mode, but the journey there is frustrating.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on March 24, 2011, 07:03:20 PM
Yeah, I've given up understanding Aveline's motivations. It seems to be a toss-up between friendship and rivalry for any given choice.

Varric, on the other hand, is quite simply the best companion in the game. I don't think I ever racked up any rivalry with him.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on March 25, 2011, 11:41:02 AM
Yeah, I've given up understanding Aveline's motivations. It seems to be a toss-up between friendship and rivalry for any given choice.

Varric, on the other hand, is quite simply the best companion in the game. I don't think I ever racked up any rivalry with him.

With Varric, Isabelle seems a little redundant on the Rogue skills side. But hell, Male Hawke + Isabelle is hilarious.

Oh well, not like I give a damn when Aveline is doing all the tanking. Serves her right for having a stick up her ass.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on March 25, 2011, 04:01:08 PM
Also, Fenris is surprisingly likable. If I had heard his character concept ahead of time, I would have laughed, but it does work pretty well. Isabela veers back and forth between enjoyable banter and okay-we-get-it-it's-a-sex-joke. Merril...it's all sunshine and daisies until you disagree with her (or even agree with her on certain things) and then MASSIVE RIVALRY POINTS. And Anders isn't nearly as enjoyable to have around as he was in Awakening, where he was basically Alistair with less of a moral code. And had a cat.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 25, 2011, 04:02:55 PM
So Merril is a yandere?  :P
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Bozwevial on March 25, 2011, 04:10:23 PM
So Merril is a yandere?  :P
Ehh, not quite. She never stops being cheerful and naive, except when it comes to [spoiler]blood magic and demons,[/spoiler] when she'll make decisions she knows are bad. But she never gets angry and it's nearly impossible to say no to her even when what she's proposing screams "this will end poorly" because it's like kicking a puppy.
[spoiler]A puppy who wants to summon a demon.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: skydragonknight on March 25, 2011, 04:15:03 PM
In other words, avoid SE's mainstay titles.

Depends on the developers. Developed and published by SE is dicey when it comes to making a purchase. But developed by another team and published by SE is just fine. Take the Star Ocean series (which Enix bought and SE inherited). They were smart enough not to screw with the development team, and thus it remains good.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 25, 2011, 05:10:59 PM
In other words, avoid SE's mainstay titles.

Depends on the developers. Developed and published by SE is dicey when it comes to making a purchase. But developed by another team and published by SE is just fine. Take the Star Ocean series (which Enix bought and SE inherited). They were smart enough not to screw with the development team, and thus it remains good.

Likewise with Valkyrie Profile.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on March 25, 2011, 07:01:40 PM
Anders...well...I've read some partial spoilers. I doubt I would like him alot.

And wtf is with all the male on male action? I mean I'm down with giving some dedications and shout outs to the LGBT community but damn.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 25, 2011, 11:52:43 PM
Anders...well...I've read some partial spoilers. I doubt I would like him alot.

And wtf is with all the male on male action? I mean I'm down with giving some dedications and shout outs to the LGBT community but damn.

What about female-on-female action?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nick on March 26, 2011, 01:47:22 AM
Anders...well...I've read some partial spoilers. I doubt I would like him alot.

And wtf is with all the male on male action? I mean I'm down with giving some dedications and shout outs to the LGBT community but damn.

What about female-on-female action?

Er...that one is fine.  :)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 30, 2011, 10:54:59 PM
AHEM.

Actual quote from an in-game tutorial of Ar Tonelico Qoga:

"He who controls stripping, controls the battle."

That is all.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Risada on March 30, 2011, 11:20:39 PM
AHEM.

Actual quote from an in-game tutorial of Ar Tonelico Qoga:

"He who controls stripping, controls the battle."

That is all.

 :lmao

On a (sad) sidenote: I bought a game at Play-Asia at the end of January and it didn't arrive yet. Contacted CustServ at the start of this month and they are trying to contact the brazilian's post office since then. No answer yet.

I guess I lost some bucks :(

BTW, Kuro, what do you suggest me for my next waste buy: AT3, Disgaea 3 or Hyperdimension Neptunia? I've been reading good stuff from the last two... and mixed stuf about the first... but I can't get all three (at least, not right now)...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 31, 2011, 12:40:49 AM
I'll be honest with you, HDN got me with mixed feelings at best. Yes, it has some great gaming in-jokes, but game-wise the system simply isn't THAT attractive.

Ar Tonelico III is shaping up to be at least as fun as its predecessors (I honestly didn't get very far into it yet), which means that's another chunk of my social life I'll lose to stripping songstresses. Disgaea 3 can be pretty fun, though the endgame grinding for specialists (with or without the duping trick) is horribly tedious. (At least they gave you an option so that you can train multiple characters at once by giving you the formation system from Soul Nomad. But still...)

Overall, I suppose I'd say... ATIII > Disgaea 3 > HDN, particularly in the joke department. (And ATIII comes with a side of fanservice if you're not ashamed of enjoying it. There's an actual trophy named "What's wrong with being a pervert?!" in this game. 'Nuff said.)

EDIT: It's all Customs' fault. We have a fucking 47% a year increase in imports and the Guv't doesn't bother with hiring new people, it's fucking frustrating.

EDIT2: If you buy Disgaea 3, DON'T DOWNLOAD THE UPDATE! You'll thank me for it later.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Risada on March 31, 2011, 03:21:58 AM
Hmm... well... I will think a little more...

On a (good) sidenote: the game I mentioned 2 posts earlier arrived today (and in top shape)! I am relieved :D

Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 31, 2011, 04:20:50 AM
Glad to hear it!

Which game was it anyway?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Risada on March 31, 2011, 11:24:46 AM
Glad to hear it!

Which game was it anyway?

Well... it was for a friend anyway... it's Mirror's Edge... a parkour game  :twitch

Now, I have yet to see what he saw in it ...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Tshern on March 31, 2011, 02:30:08 PM
Glad to hear it!

Which game was it anyway?

Well... it was for a friend anyway... it's Mirror's Edge... a parkour game  :twitch

Now, I have yet to see what he saw in it ...
Oh lord, I am preposterously afraid of heights and I played that at my friend's place. He has a projector, so the character was roughly the same size as I am in real life, so I was about to soil myself every time the character I controlled leapt over an edge. It was scary for two or so hours before I got used to it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 31, 2011, 03:34:02 PM
Glad to hear it!

Which game was it anyway?

Well... it was for a friend anyway... it's Mirror's Edge... a parkour game  :twitch

Now, I have yet to see what he saw in it ...

Huh, I actually found that reasonably fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Risada on March 31, 2011, 04:01:07 PM
Glad to hear it!

Which game was it anyway?

Well... it was for a friend anyway... it's Mirror's Edge... a parkour game  :twitch

Now, I have yet to see what he saw in it ...

Huh, I actually found that reasonably fun.

... I don't know... there's no blood flying on the screen... no entrails on the ground...

Ahem.

Perhaps if I tried to play the game I could find it fun too...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 31, 2011, 04:45:57 PM
I just wish they hadn't gone the lazy way out and made it a first-person perspective game. A third-person view would provide so much better control.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on March 31, 2011, 05:54:44 PM
I just wish they hadn't gone the lazy way out and made it a first-person perspective game. A third-person view would provide so much better control.
I liked 1st-person view, it made the feeling of jumping over (or sliding beneath) stuff that much better
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 31, 2011, 08:12:56 PM
Copypasta'd from a gamefaqs thread...

"Reyvateil control. Stripping control. Song magic control. Diving control. Everything is monitored, and kept under control. Nakedness has changed. The age of the clothed has become the age of the nude. All in the name of fanservice for the masses. And he who controls the stripping, controls history. Nakedness has changed. When the stripping is under total control, nudity... becomes routine."
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Risada on March 31, 2011, 09:59:02 PM
Copypasta'd from a gamefaqs thread...

"Reyvateil control. Stripping control. Song magic control. Diving control. Everything is monitored, and kept under control. Nakedness has changed. The age of the clothed has become the age of the nude. All in the name of fanservice for the masses. And he who controls the stripping, controls history. Nakedness has changed. When the stripping is under total control, nudity... becomes routine."

I need to ask: is there nudity on AT3?

Gfaqs's quote seems to point that way...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on March 31, 2011, 10:00:27 PM
Partial nudity, and suggestiveness going up the wazoo. The most I've seen so far are the gals in their undies.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: veekie on April 01, 2011, 01:03:20 AM
Basically everyone blasts off layers of clothing as they fight and move towards their finishing moves, towards the end they'd be wearing little more than a few ribbons.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: veekie on April 01, 2011, 01:32:08 AM
Drilling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xhPr2-In0k)
Surfing(possibly Spoiler) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A2_2eescFY)
Or all the casting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U_jFUXRdI8)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on April 20, 2011, 08:35:12 AM
RE: Portal 2:



I'M IN SPACE!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Monotremeancer on April 21, 2011, 02:29:19 PM
RE: Portal 2:



I'M IN SPACE!
Got it yesterday! Unfortunately I have very limited time as I'm writing my bachelor's thesis at the moment, so I've just played for half an hour so far...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on June 03, 2011, 02:29:11 AM
Checked out L.A. Noire.

Not bad, really. Nice feel, they certainly have the atmosphere pretty close.

For some reason my personal accuracy always goes WAY up whenever I lose my hat. I call it my Hat Rage.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on June 03, 2011, 02:31:41 AM
RE: portal 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuMv86Ov7-8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuMv86Ov7-8)  :shakefist screw you lemons! :lmao
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on June 03, 2011, 04:42:42 AM
RE: portal 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuMv86Ov7-8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuMv86Ov7-8)  :shakefist screw you lemons! :lmao

That's possibly the most famous line he'll ever say.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on June 22, 2011, 03:27:56 PM
I got the Light of Hope ending in Samurai Dou 4.

[spoiler]After getting three different factions to realize that the real bad guy is the local lord, going with a foreign girl to have her petition the dismissal of cruel and unusual punishment, getting arrested for it, surviving torture at the hand of the local lord's hot but sadistic three daughters, fighting them in nothing but my underwear, being rescued while still fighting in my underwear, beating the crap out of them, preventing the public execution of said foreign girl, dunking the local lord in boiling water (that was the execution method... he tied someone up and lowered that someone into boiling water like fondue. He turned red afterwards), watching him survive and run away, running after him, fighting his personal ninja squad, realizing he'd made it aboard the foreigners' black ship, ziplining to it with my sheathed sword (in the process, accidentally firing a cannonball into a boiler) and dueling him for the third time, I got to watch him try to throw his sword at me, fail, pull a gun on me, get shaken up by the ship's rocking, be impaled by his own sword (which the protagonist unerringly throws into his heart), watching him stumble into the gunpowder hold, and watching the ship explode from afar. The foreign girl assumes the protagonist is dead, one of the guys mention that's probably not the case because he's awesome, roll credits, cue another regular day at the city's port with some jerk harassing a woman, protagonist pimp-slaps him straight, cue foreign girl shockedly and happily running towards him.[/spoiler]

BEST. ENDING. EVER.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on July 09, 2011, 02:53:36 AM
After some serious Xbox Live problems, I've finally downloaded Platinum for BBCS.


I can kick Midge's ass when he's using Tager. He's completed 70% of Tager's challenges (and he's recompleted 50% of them after the 1.03 update). I just spam aerial combos, opening up with 6C. She just hits so fast that he can't get a Sledge Hammer off.

And she has the single funniest victory animation ever.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 09, 2011, 07:08:25 PM
Yeah... I wish I didn't have to jump through a bazillion hoops to get DLC.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on July 09, 2011, 10:34:35 PM
I've never really had to jump through any hoops in getting DLC for any of my games
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on July 10, 2011, 12:16:51 AM
I've never really had to jump through any hoops in getting DLC for any of my games

For me, it was that our profiles were banned despite us not being online for a period of 3 months (the banning was an error, and was finally corrected a few days ago).


Dunno why getting banned from Xbox Live prevents you from downloading, but oh well.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 10, 2011, 12:52:35 AM
PSN, actually. I use CFW. And yes, I do pay for my games.

...the ones I actually like, anyway.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on July 10, 2011, 01:26:16 AM
Just got my 3DS paid off. I now have the Internet Browser update, and now truly have no reason to miss an update for PbP.


Shame it can't run Flash (maybe a later version will), but I am curious if it's inability to read PDFs is only for the browser itself? Need to try uploading a PDF onto the SD card and find out.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on July 10, 2011, 05:57:11 AM
Its inability to deal with Flash is pending the homebrew scene.  :D Many really cool things came to the DS once they started 'brewing.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on July 10, 2011, 07:07:55 AM
Its inability to deal with Flash is pending the homebrew scene.  :D Many really cool things came to the DS once they started 'brewing.

I want to be able to upload some Touhou games to a SD card and have the 3DS play them. Hopefully this can become a reality.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on July 10, 2011, 02:07:23 PM
Its inability to deal with Flash is pending the homebrew scene.  :D Many really cool things came to the DS once they started 'brewing.

I want to be able to upload some Touhou games to a SD card and have the 3DS play them. Hopefully this can become a reality.
Someone already ported a Touhou and some VNs to DS. I think I posted it earlier in the thread, or in the Anime/Manga one.

EDIT: http://weeaboo.nl/index.php
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on July 10, 2011, 10:33:59 PM
Its inability to deal with Flash is pending the homebrew scene.  :D Many really cool things came to the DS once they started 'brewing.

I want to be able to upload some Touhou games to a SD card and have the 3DS play them. Hopefully this can become a reality.
Someone already ported a Touhou and some VNs to DS. I think I posted it earlier in the thread, or in the Anime/Manga one.

EDIT: http://weeaboo.nl/index.php
Except that requires an actual DS cartridge, something I don't have spares of just lying around.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on July 11, 2011, 02:02:40 AM
http://www.duelinganalogs.com/comic/2010/02/11/the-laughing-dog/ (http://www.duelinganalogs.com/comic/2010/02/11/the-laughing-dog/)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Prime32 on August 17, 2011, 11:42:45 PM
Has anyone ever played Chrono Trigger Black Sigil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PioZ3ievw-c)? I remember seeing a trailer ages ago, but forgot the name until I came across a reference to it recently.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on August 20, 2011, 03:22:54 AM
Half-way though Assassin's Creed: Bortherhood (and sidetracked on the Wii) but great game so far. Can't wait for Revelations.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: awaken DM golem on September 09, 2011, 10:56:13 PM

I just found a Mame machine with Jr. Pac man !!

Haven't seen one in years.
Played it to within 1 board of the high score first time out.
Now I have something to do with 30 minutes of my time(s).
 :rollseyes ... silly me.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on September 09, 2011, 11:04:49 PM
Beat Deus Ex. Currently on third playthrough and gunning for achievements.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 10, 2011, 01:35:33 AM
So how is it? For a Squenix title, I mean.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on September 10, 2011, 02:46:36 AM
So how is it? For a Squenix title, I mean.

Like Metal Gear. Minus the mind screw, and with a coherent plot.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 10, 2011, 02:43:39 PM
So not as awesome as Metal Gear. (And hey, Metal Gear has a perfectly coherent plot. It's just so freaking convoluted you need a freaking database to be able to keep up with it top to bottom.)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on September 10, 2011, 04:00:33 PM
So not as awesome as Metal Gear. (And hey, Metal Gear has a perfectly coherent plot. It's just so freaking convoluted you need a freaking database to be able to keep up with it top to bottom.)

Gameplay-wise, it's as good as a Metal Gear/Resident Evil hybrid. Story-wise, it's as good as the original Deus Ex, or a watered-down version of Ghost in the Shell.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: trappedslider on September 10, 2011, 04:44:04 PM
Looking to get both Modern Warefar 3 and HAlo CE Anniversy edition this fall
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 10, 2011, 06:55:25 PM
So not as awesome as Metal Gear. (And hey, Metal Gear has a perfectly coherent plot. It's just so freaking convoluted you need a freaking database to be able to keep up with it top to bottom.)

Gameplay-wise, it's as good as a Metal Gear/Resident Evil hybrid. Story-wise, it's as good as the original Deus Ex, or a watered-down version of Ghost in the Shell.

I thought the original Deus EX sucked major donkey balls?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on September 10, 2011, 07:21:35 PM
I thought the original Deus EX sucked major donkey balls?

No, that was Deus Ex: Invisible War, the original sequel. This is technically the prequel to the first game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 10, 2011, 09:08:21 PM
Where's that Psyduck smiley when I need it?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: MrWiggles on October 08, 2011, 10:26:08 AM
I cant get enough TF2 right. Its such a quick, jump in, jump out, rewarding experience, that it makes it quite fun. The different classes, make it feel like playing a different game, with having to obey different stratagems to succeeded. It also doesnt require a lot of focus, so it lets me listen to podcasts, or audio books, as I play.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: kurashu on October 13, 2011, 09:41:37 PM
So, Dark Souls? Anyone else getting their ass kicked?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sinfire Titan on October 13, 2011, 10:23:01 PM
So, Dark Souls? Anyone else getting their ass kicked?

It's a From Software game, what did you expect?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: SneeR on October 13, 2011, 10:56:16 PM
So, Dark Souls? Anyone else getting their ass kicked?

Good lord, yes, I am.

Have you played Demon's Souls? They made some changes that I don't approve of, like making switching targets WAY harder, which is stupid. However, the huge, open-world scope of Dark Souls is baffling and the giant monsters are AWESOME.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 13, 2011, 11:24:43 PM
So, Dark Souls? Anyone else getting their ass kicked?

I'm waiting for my copy to arrive.

So, Dark Souls? Anyone else getting their ass kicked?

Good lord, yes, I am.

Have you played Demon's Souls? They made some changes that I don't approve of, like making switching targets WAY harder, which is stupid. However, the huge, open-world scope of Dark Souls is baffling and the giant monsters are AWESOME.

Eh, multiple-target fights weren't easy in Demon's Souls either. You could be seriously screwed if a giant kobold and a regular kobold showed up at the same time.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: SneeR on October 13, 2011, 11:32:27 PM
Eh, multiple-target fights weren't easy in Demon's Souls either. You could be seriously screwed if a giant kobold and a regular kobold showed up at the same time.

Exactly! You need to flick the analogue stick twice in Dark Souls to change targets, which makes multi-target combat almost universally overwhelming. The design decision makes no sense to me, because it literally un-streamlines the combat system.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 13, 2011, 11:47:17 PM
Eh, multiple-target fights weren't easy in Demon's Souls either. You could be seriously screwed if a giant kobold and a regular kobold showed up at the same time.

Exactly! You need to flick the analogue stick twice in Dark Souls to change targets, which makes multi-target combat almost universally overwhelming. The design decision makes no sense to me, because it literally un-streamlines the combat system.

OK, let me re-phrase that: fighting multiple opponents at once was considered an UNIVERSALLY BAD MOVE in Demon's Souls. It's the reason those three red-eyed knights on the stairway to the Penetrator were so freaking annoying.

I can actually understand the idea behind the design decision. During certain fights, the camera could occasionally fix at a bad angle while you were trying to circle your opponent, which made for some very cheap deaths. Since not locking on was a bad idea for a dozen reasons, you couldn't change the camera angle while locked on, and now you can (which probably helps to envision the situation when you're being attacked by multiple opponents anyway).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Risada on October 14, 2011, 12:27:49 AM
So, Dark Souls? Anyone else getting their ass kicked?

I'm waiting for my copy to arrive.


This.

And hoping we can jump this time.

Although I already know this isn't possible...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: SneeR on October 14, 2011, 01:11:58 AM
So, Dark Souls? Anyone else getting their ass kicked?

I'm waiting for my copy to arrive.


This.

And hoping we can jump this time.

Although I already know this isn't possible...

Yes! But only after sprinting.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: kurashu on October 14, 2011, 03:08:09 AM
I did 't get a chance to play Demon Souls since I don't own a PS3 I almost bought one to play it though.

I'm right at the Tarus demon since I restarted with as wanderer -- I fucked my cleric all to he'll since I didn't understand the mechanics. Now I've gone and grabbed the winged spear and the stuff guarded by the undead dragon in the valley of the drakes (after an accidental detour into Blighttown). I'm expecting that demon and black knight to go down tonight.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 14, 2011, 06:03:50 AM
Ho, so classes matter now? In Demon's Souls they only determined your initial stats and equipment.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: SneeR on October 14, 2011, 06:21:29 AM
Ho, so classes matter now? In Demon's Souls they only determined your initial stats and equipment.

No, the only difference between classes is starting equipment and stats. Spells now work like D&D scrolls, so casters aren't broken from the get-go.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: kurashu on October 14, 2011, 06:09:17 PM
Eh, the matter in the beginning. But after the first few levels it doesn't mean anything. Wanderer gave me the best starting combo of strength and dexterity for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 14, 2011, 08:26:46 PM
Ho, so classes matter now? In Demon's Souls they only determined your initial stats and equipment.

No, the only difference between classes is starting equipment and stats. Spells now work like D&D scrolls, so casters aren't broken from the get-go.

Aw, consumables only? Damn. I loved using Evacuate. I called it the Shit Bricks Spell.  :p