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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #100 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!!
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« Reply #101 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.

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« Reply #102 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.


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« Reply #103 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...

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #104 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
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« Reply #105 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.
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« Reply #106 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.
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« Reply #107 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?
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« Reply #108 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/
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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #109 on: December 14, 2010, 04:18:50 PM »
Thanks man.
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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #110 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.
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« Reply #111 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.
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« Reply #112 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.
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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #113 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.
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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #114 on: December 19, 2010, 01:59:30 PM »
Do I have to play Mass Effect 1 before playing Mass Effect 2?
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« Reply #115 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.
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« Reply #116 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.

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« Reply #117 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?

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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

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« Reply #118 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.

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #119 on: December 26, 2010, 04:09:20 AM »
Is Lord of Shadows on PC?
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