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post #3301 of 6815

So basically Capcom said "well, we want to do this back to our horror roots thing, but we've already got this combat engine so...eh."

post #3302 of 6815

Which is arguably the only thing that works well in the game, ironically enough. 

post #3303 of 6815

Finished Halo 4's campaign, and despite never, ever been able to finish any Halo game (yes, even Reach), this one hooked me from the start...hell, I'm keeping it for the Spartan Ops and might even go MP on this one if i see any chewers online.

Back to X-com as well, since i was updating it and ended up playing a few missions.

Also started Sleeping Dogs, and so far, its great; pretty much an interactive HK flick.

Now the wait begins for Dead Space 3 and  Colonial Marines

post #3304 of 6815
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Is anyone else getting Ni No Kuni this coming Tuesday? A rpg co-created by Studio Ghibli!

I picked up my copy yesterday.  Studio Ghibli?  Level 5?  How could I not?  

Finding the time to actually play it?  Now there's the rub...  I did manage to turn it on and let it get itself installed then just watched some of the video around the title screen.  I already knew it was going to look great, but it looks GREAT.  Then I went to bed.  What was I thinking?!?!?!

 

Aside from that, still working on Ragnarok Tactics on my Vita (With Persona 4 just waiting for some attention as well, and some Corpse Party stuff to dabble in and skeeze me out for sure.)

I'm still working on Splinter Cell: Conviction on the 360 as well, and have TONS more stuff to catch up on.

post #3305 of 6815

Along with Halo 4 MP I just started working through Dues Ex Human Revolution.  I was a huge fan of the first game and am not sure why it took me so long to pick this one up.  I am loving working my way through a max difficulty no kill pla ythrough.  I admit it has been really difficult but I appreciate that I have multiple options even when going the non lethal route. To me this game is exactly what I want in my FPS.  It forces me to use strategy regardless of what firepower I may or may not posses, and if I get shot about 3 times I'm down for the count so I can't just try some BS run and gun tank tactics.

post #3306 of 6815

Deus Ex Human Revolution was such a fun game.  I had a blast with it.  If you really invest in it and the world surrounding it, it can be very rewarding.

 

I am nearing the end of Hitman: Absolution on "Hard" difficulty trying to get as any stealth assassin rankings as possible.  However, this is easily a game I will replay on "Purist" difficulty.  This time, they'll be some killing and hostage taking. 

post #3307 of 6815
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I picked up my copy yesterday.  Studio Ghibli?  Level 5?  How could I not?  

Finding the time to actually play it?  Now there's the rub...  I did manage to turn it on and let it get itself installed then just watched some of the video around the title screen.  I already knew it was going to look great, but it looks GREAT.  Then I went to bed.  What was I thinking?!?!?!

 

Aside from that, still working on Ragnarok Tactics on my Vita (With Persona 4 just waiting for some attention as well, and some Corpse Party stuff to dabble in and skeeze me out for sure.)

I'm still working on Splinter Cell: Conviction on the 360 as well, and have TONS more stuff to catch up on.

 

I've gotten stuck in a rut with Persona 4. I think I played too much of it too fast I kind of got burned out on it. Ni No Kuni is amazing, it's like playing a Ghibli movie and the music is so freaking good it's insane. I'd find myself just standing around for five minutes listening to it. The one problem I've found in the game though is something really annoying. The enemies respawn at the drop of a hat so if you take a turn you didn't want to, just turning around and going back twenty steps and the enemy you've just beaten is already back. It's also hard to dodge most enemies so there's a lot of fighting.

post #3308 of 6815

Been playing a lot of Black Ops 2. Got a good group of people that I play with online.

post #3309 of 6815

Halo4. Grinding, grinding, grinding my way to SR50 and my specialization.

post #3310 of 6815

Ni No Kuni -  What a nice and pleasant game.  It's very much a My First JRPG.  I'm not saying that's bad, but it is a lot of "wowzers!" and "jeepers!" and hand holding and pleasantness.  If I had kids, I would love to play this with them, or watch them get into it.  Unfortunately, I don't, and it's a little too much of a kid's thing that is well done than a for everyone thing that's well done.  I know that's a weird distinction, but that's the vibe I keep getting.  The difference between a well-made cartoon very clearly for 8 year olds (you don't feel ignorant or talked down to watching it as an adult, but it's not...nourishing enough) and something like a Pixar or Ghibli movie (just a movie that's good. Maybe aimed a lower demographic than mine, but containing all the qualities that make up a good movie that anyone can enjoy).  Again, that's not to say it's bad.  I just don't think it's for me, at this stage in my life.

post #3311 of 6815

Binary Domain - I beat this yesterday and....UGH. There's a decent story udner there somewhere, with the Hollow Children and all, but the game never comes close to scratching the surface. Plus, it's populated with terrible characters, dialogue, and humor. Avoid avoid AVOID.

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Halo4. Grinding, grinding, grinding my way to SR50 and my specialization.

If you want someone to team-up with to avoid the flock of just garbage players, hit me up GT: Agent Talon.

post #3313 of 6815

How far are you into it MediumDave? If you're not that far into it I would go so far as to at least get to the desert area, basically after you get your second wand before giving up on it. It takes a bit to get going but the gameplay can get a bit deeper by then and I would say if you're not pulled in by then it's safe to give up on. Ni No Kuni wears it's heart on it's sleeve and I love it, the main character Oliver (damn you Top Gear for ruining that name) is such a likeable kid. He wants to help people just to help them, he should be driven into the ground by grief just going by every other game out there with what happens with him but he just won't give up. It's a very refreshing change of pace.

post #3314 of 6815

I'll keep playing this weekend.  I just gave the Cat King his fish.  

 

Yes, I just typed that sentence.  

 

I do have this thing rattling around in the back of my head: why not just watch Spirited Away and then play Xenoblade?  A better Ghibli and a better JRPG.  

 

I do want to be clear, I don't think it's crap.  I think it's an excellent young JRPG.  It's certainly well crafted.  I just don' think I have the appropriate time in my life to take the time to appreciate it.  I'm too goddamn old to take a summer vacation to play a JRPG these days.

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The Last Story- I'm on chapter 32 right now, been playing a few hours every night this week. Really great game, and like Xenoblade it turns JRPG conventions on its head. The characters are really fun, and some of the conversations they have are surprisingly funny. The story took a dark turn last night, and though it was clearly being hinted at for a while, it almost got to me. Never felt like THIS much of a bastard for opening treasure chests.

post #3316 of 6815

Anyone messed around with Strike Suit Zero? Looks tits, but the reviews have been...middling.

post #3317 of 6815
Just picked up Asura's Wrath of of my self where it has been resting for half a year.

I feel like this game was made for me. It heaps on the insanity and involves me just enough in the game that I give a shit about the story. I already knew it was basically a quicktime event made into a game, but god damn does it do everything right in it's own peculiar world.
post #3318 of 6815
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Anyone messed around with Strike Suit Zero? Looks tits, but the reviews have been...middling.

 

I was sorely tempted, as I love space sims and the price is low, but the reviews have put me off. Looks like it needs some more tweaking before it's really worthy.

post #3319 of 6815

I gave the Metal Gear Rising demo another go and now I'm double-sold. This time, I went in knowing that some of the Bayonetta combos also do combos in MGR (Forward Forward Kick does a Stinger, 360 Kick does Raiden's MGS4 Cuisinart Of Doom, Forward Forward Sword does a launch move, Running Kicks do slides, etc). It's like playing a whole new demo.  Now instead of just flailing about and waiting for guys to strike at me so I can parry and ruin their shit, I can skip right to the "Ruin Their Shit" step.  Even on the Geckos.

I mean, parrying and slicing soldiers is great and all, but sliding under three soldiers, going hog wild with blade mode before ripping the rear guy's spine out and letting three piles of chunky soldier salsa fall to the ground behind you is gangsta as fuck.
 

post #3320 of 6815
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I do want to be clear, I don't think it's crap.  I think it's an excellent young JRPG.  It's certainly well crafted.  I just don' think I have the appropriate time in my life to take the time to appreciate it.  I'm too goddamn old to take a summer vacation to play a JRPG these days.

There can be only one Jacob Singer and he does not share social security cheques...now fight!

No Kuni For Mi- It's probably a good thing the game is hard to find in this town. No gamestop, no big box stores, and last time I checked Amazon had a month long delivery promise. If it's little kid centric I'd probably get annoyed and move on the way I did with any of the other jrpg's that hit. The voice acting is what seals the deal - I don't want to hear performances too similar to Sonic and his critter pals.

DMC - Yeah, the writing gets weak at times. Guy spews exposition for a couple of minutes, then lead character repeats it verbatim. Gameplay wise, compared to DMC4, this is more fun. There's a tighter sense of control on the weapons you have, maneuvering around, and just all around looking like a badass.

Transformers War for Cybertron - That guy who voiced Oghren in Dragon Age makes for an incredibly whiny minion to Megatron, at least he got told to STFU near the end of the Deceptacon campaign.

Diablo 3 - Started power leveling my monk character. I don't know why I'm playing the game, it's the same game it was when I leveled my Barb, Wizard, and Demon Hunter. Sold off my premium Wizard/DH gear for $340 this weekend. Holy shit at the pathetic gold values. Legendaries sorta move if priced at rock bottom, unless BIS, but most rares don't even command 100k gold buyouts anymore. But in leveling up my character I've discovered there is a market for pre-l42 weapons and have been making $4-7 bucks a transaction since reactivating my account. Anything after 42, where folk opt for Reduced Requirement 18 weapons, don't move.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit - Occasionally find myself in the mood for cop chases. How the heck did Criterion fuck up the formula so bad with the new Most Wanted game when this one was aces.

And Jesus cats, xbox live gold is such a fucking sham compared to all the value I've gotten out of Playstation Plus in the past two months. An entire library of Vita games, some good mini's, and several triple AAA/AA games too. And hey, no obnoxious ads on the front end. If they continue the same philosophy going forward into next gen that will be the system I favor most. Microsoft has dropped the ball.

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The Cave - I thought this would be more special and less tedious. The narrator doesn't know if he wants to be the guy from Bastion or he just goes away on breaks to get snacks leaving you with silence after being so wordy in the beginning. Why isn't there functionality of having the non controlled characters follow you while moving, obviously it would get in the way of some of the positional puzzles - but why not map a Select All button to the Down D-Pad instead of having me walk each character down a long stretch of tunnel three times to get to the next puzzle set. It's not Quantum Conundrum disappointing, but it gets close.

Transformers Fall of Cybertron - Finished the first game finally. I'm loving the hell out of the follow up. Looks great, in terms of level design and set pieces, there's a nice use of currency for upgrading your guns or buying perks so at least now there's value to those white pixels you'd collect. The only thing that annoys me are the Leaper robots. You're telling me, Optimus Prime, there are robots out there immune to rockets to the face or my cool axe melee move? That I have to shoot an arbitrary weak point from behind. Sure the first game had similar enemies, but they had shields protecting their frontside, and at no point did they vocalize that the best Autobot evar is scare of the things. If I had a gold account I'd probably give the hoard mode and deathmatch a shot, but I don't so I'll just enjoy the singleplayer campaign for now.

Kuni For Mi Wife - Coworker had a copy. He didn't want it. Wife jumped at the chance to play it, so I watched her devote a couple of hours to it tonight. Wow, it looks amazing. Seriously, it's a pretty game that reminds me of Eternal Sonata, and the era it started in also had tinges of Iron Giant. The vocal work isn't so wretched either, but there should be an option to cut the bell of that one guys nose. As a spectator I got impatient with the slowburn opening. Felt like an hour had passed before she got to the open world fighting elements, but that first hour wasn't tedious instead set the tone for the game going forward.

Skyrim - I'm this close to deleting the Dawnguard dlc. Fuck off random vampires just let me do my own thing and I'll go visit you jerks when I feel like it.
Edited by mongycore - 1/27/13 at 3:26am
post #3321 of 6815
So yeah, been away a while guys and Ive been a bad, bad film geek. Ive basically seen nothin. Not madly proud of it but my geek passions have basically concentrated almost exclusively on gaming. See I want to get my formidable rig by years end and have decided to go all out and use it to start a youtube gaming channel doing mod spotlights, lets plays that sort of thing. As a consequence Ive gone full retard with immersing myself in the youtube gaming world and throwing myself into almost too many games. I say too many because Ive mostly been very much a one game at a time guy for most of my adult playing life but between having an xbox, a ps3 and discovering the last fifteen years of classic pc games I missed the first time round that still run on my old laptop and the wonders of steam sale, all combining with four months of unemployment, well, heres my list to bring you guys up to date (in no particular order).

Please keep in mind I dont think Ive completed any of these, a strange feeling for me, and I dont know if and when I will with many of them. Hell I still have at least forty or fifty games yet to get to for fucks sake...

Deus Ex (pc) - amazing game loving. Cant believe it took me so long to play.

GTA San Andreas (pc) - terrific stress relief, again cant believe I missed this back in the day.

Fallout 1 (pc) - started it more out of curiosity but find myself coming back to it over and over.

Far Cry 3 (ps3) - not quite Skyrim with guns, but when its firing its an incredibly visceral Rambo simulator, tho Im not quite sure thats what the creators had in mind. Hell the games politics and general thematic presentation are so confused if not downright offensive its hard to tell. Vass fucking rules tho.

Frozen Synapse (pc) - turn based tactical heaven

Fallout New Vegas (360) - sacralige I know but Im enjoying this more than Fallout 3. I ilke the characters and variety of missions a bit more and like the sundrenched colour palette as opposed to the puke greens and poo browns and greys of F3. Fuck deathclaws tho. Fuck them so hard.

The Walking Dead (pc) - believe the hype, this is AMAZING. Only in the first episode and have already been emotionally rocked three times. The true 21st century evolution of the point and click adventure.

Mount and Blade Warband (pc) -still addicted to Sid Meirs Pirates!-on-land. Currently playing it with Floris Expanded and enjoying being enlisted in a local lords army. Also like jumping into Napoleonic Wars here and there. Endless fun this game.

Morrowind & Oblivion (pc) - been tinkering around with these more to get myself more familiar with mods and modding in general and these are great examples to play around with. Have around seventy to eighty mods running on each through the Nexus mod manager.

Torchlight (pc) - my first experience with isometric arpgs, a bit cartoony but pretty good fun. I have to give it props now tho for making me open to my current new favorite...

Path of Exile (pc) - deep, fun and addictive as crack, support this incredible FTP model the games brilliant.

The Cave (360) - Just started this and as an old Monkey Island fanatic Im adoring every second. Funny, charming and a lot of fun.

Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines (pc) - thanks to a ram expanding patch I discovered finally got this game working to a playable framerate at last. Such a great rpg.

Warhammer 40k Dawn of War (pc) - such a perfect little rts. I just wish I cared a little more about the WH40k universe so I knew or cared about what was going on.

Third Age Total War (pc) - best mod ever for an old Tolkien geek who adores the TW series.

Xcom Enemy Unknown (360) - JUST ONE MORE TUUUUUUURN

There may be a few more Ive forgotten, if I remember any Ill add them.
post #3322 of 6815

Just finished The Darkness 2. Really dug the original and enjoyed this one as well. Story was definitely weaker (and the cartoon aesthetic was OK but didn't wow me), but the combat mechanics were way better. Honestly I can't remember the last shooter that mixed things up so well, it's got a bit of a Bulletstorm vibe in that you're encouraged to constantly cycle actions (in this case via cool-downs and limited ammo) but everything just feels so intuitive, I never had a problem stringing together 5-6 different actions without a hiccup. Unlike the original game, pretty much all the Darkness powers feel useful, and they've thankfully reduced the Darkling mechanic to a single, autonomous AI companion. While I applaud them for forsaking the boring traditional multi-player and going with a separate co-op campaign instead, it's just not as much fun without the full repertoire of abilities.  The fact that this game happened at all is a manner miracle, hopefully they pull a hat-trick and we get a next gen third entry.

 

Tried to start up Dead Rising 2 on the PC, but I'm having some weird issue where my 360 controller barely vibrates. Too many games in the backlog to fuck around with it now, may come back to it later.

post #3323 of 6815

Not really stepping out of the mainstream here, but I've been playing a lot of Black Ops II Multiplayer, mostly big team games like Domination.  I wanted to mention it, because look at this insane class that I use.  It must be pissing off hundreds of players.  I rack up a huge amount of points while my ratio gets hammered.  I get scores of like 6,000 with 40 kills and 65 deaths:

 

Assault Shield, no secondary, 2 C4s, tactical insertion, flak jacket, fast hands (good for qucik tactical placement), extreme conditioning.

 

I play so goddman fast and out of control .  I need to calm it down.  However, I shot up to level 55 in alsmost 2 days, because of the style of play.  People hate me.

 

Looking forward to Dead Space 3.  I love those games.   It's so much fun turning all the lights off and being genuinely scared of a game. 

post #3324 of 6815

I'm also really looking forward to Dead Space 3, however I think the new Tomb Raider is what I am most excited for.  I might have to play through the originals again in order to really appreciate what I'm getting into.  Pointy Boobs FTW!

post #3325 of 6815

I too prefer New Vegas to Fallout 3. The Vegas setting was more colorful and engaging and provided a bit of hope amidst the bleakness.

post #3326 of 6815

I concur about New Vegas.  Seeing that coloful city in the distance made for a fun trek.  My first attempt to get there was hilarious.  I just took a straight shot on the left hand side of the map going north.  I thought "oh, this won't be very hard to reach at all".  Then.....the Deathclaws came.  The game tricked me.  It was like a trap. 

post #3327 of 6815

Just started Assassins Creed 3. 

 

So, when does it get good?

post #3328 of 6815

Rented Dragon's Dogma again, since nothing is out until Dead Space next week.  I like it better, but it's still not great.  A Japanese take on open world WRPGs.  There's enough interesting stuff there that a sequel could be pretty awesome, though.

 

Also playing some Metro 2033 to get ready for Last Light.  Game looks amazing with everything cranked.  It's a little junky, and kind of a linear STALKER, when you get right down to it, but there's some cool set pieces and playing it in Russian is definitely an experience.

post #3329 of 6815

Assasin's Creed 3 never really gets good.  Ever.  I thought it was a big disappointment.  It was more of a chore.

post #3330 of 6815

Le sigh.

post #3331 of 6815
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Rented Dragon's Dogma again, since nothing is out until Dead Space next week.  I like it better, but it's still not great.  A Japanese take on open world WRPGs.  There's enough interesting stuff there that a sequel could be pretty awesome, though.

I've heard that the last hour or so of the game is amazing, if you finish it please give an update.
post #3332 of 6815

I started playing Surgeon Simulator 2013 today.

 

I'm a terrible surgeon, I only end up taking all the organs out. Then he dies.

post #3333 of 6815
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I've heard that the last hour or so of the game is amazing, if you finish it please give an update.


Well, in a few months it will be re-released as the "dark Arisen" version, which will feature a whole new area, campaign and monsters, plus all the content from the original; you bet ill be getting it then.

post #3334 of 6815

I continue to be addicted to Minecraft. That is all.

post #3335 of 6815

It seems a lot of people are addicted to Minecraft. I've never been able to get into it though.

post #3336 of 6815
See Im not a huge horror game fan and Dead Space just never grabbed me, even if it does star the only protagonist in gaming to share my first name (until The Binding Of Isaac came along now that I think of it). I like the potential of what theyre attempting in the 2 player mode, but its not really my thing.

That said there are exceptions to every rule and while I may not be a huge horror fps guy, Im a massive Aliens geek, so Colonial Marines is one of the biggest titles that has me pretty excited this year.

Polygon - if youre that addicted to Minecraft you must have modded the hell out of it. Which ones are you enjoying most?
post #3337 of 6815
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I started playing Surgeon Simulator 2013 today.

I'm a terrible surgeon, I only end up taking all the organs out. Then he dies.

NerdCubed did a truly hilarious playthrough of that on his youtube channel. I seriously dont know how youre supposed to get good at the damn thing, its beyond non-intuitive, its seemingly impoosible. Kinda hilarious game tho.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWInvzbLPEY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
post #3338 of 6815
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NerdCubed did a truly hilarious playthrough of that on his youtube channel. I seriously dont know how youre supposed to get good at the damn thing, its beyond non-intuitive, its seemingly impoosible. Kinda hilarious game tho.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWInvzbLPEY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

 

That game can only be played with several beers in you and a bunch of mates around. Why else would it exist?

post #3339 of 6815
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I've heard that the last hour or so of the game is amazing, if you finish it please give an update.

Yeah, the Giant Bomb GOTY podcasts spoiled it.  It sounds Ah-mah-zing.  But, yeah, like ryoken said, there's an expansion pack/re-release soon, so if you want to get in on it, that's a good time.

post #3340 of 6815

Dragon's Dogma is kind of like the Soul's series on easy mode. It's a hell of a lot of fun though and the vocation (class) system makes it easy to switch things up if you aren't enjoying your current skill set. If I never hear, "Tis a mighty foe Arisen!" or "Help me Arisen!" or "(whatever) Arisen!" again it'll be too soon. Your pawns (followers) say the same four or five lines over and over and over again. There's this weird glitch also where your pawn will have one voice when you recruit them, maybe a sexy lady or burly manly man, and then this creepy ass super deep voice in the actual game world.

 

The gameplay itself is pretty great though and I dig the fuck out of the ending. Especially some of the conversations you have with Grigori (the dragon) and the...

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Seneschal.

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I got hooked on Dead Space the first time around, because of one particular sequence early in the first game.  I had no ammo and 2 Necromorphs (the reanimated dead people things in the game), and I booked it back to the elevator to take me back up to safety.  As soon as I let out a sigh of relief, the 2 bastards busted through the vent from down below and jammed a claw/spike/hand thing into my chest.  I jumped a mile and may or may not have screamed like a little bitch.  Dead Space 2 wasn't as good, but just seeing those creature come like lightning at you definitely provides a rush like no other game.

 

Question.  Has anyone played SIlent Hill: Downpour yet?  I know the reviews sort of sucked, but some say that the game has it's moments.  I don't really care about clunky controls really, so if the game, the setting, and the sound provide some dark and frightening experiences, I want to get on board.  Just want to know if it's worth it from another gamer.

post #3342 of 6815

I've been switching back and forth between The Witcher and Saints Row the Third.  I can't say I'm really into either one yet.  Not sure if that is because of the games themselves or if I'm feeling more apathetic towards games right now in general.  Feel like I have to plow through Witcher to get to Witcher 2.  Also just bought Sleeping Dogs but haven't installed it yet.

post #3343 of 6815
If my first person puzzler addiction had a mouth it would be watering in anticipation for AntiChamber.

I have been deliberately avoiding all the videos popping up today because I don't want anything to be spoiled for tomorrow.

The question is what should I do in the mean time?
post #3344 of 6815
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Dragon's Dogma is kind of like the Soul's series on easy mode. It's a hell of a lot of fun though and the vocation (class) system makes it easy to switch things up if you aren't enjoying your current skill set. If I never hear, "Tis a mighty foe Arisen!" or "Help me Arisen!" or "(whatever) Arisen!" again it'll be too soon. Your pawns (followers) say the same four or five lines over and over and over again. There's this weird glitch also where your pawn will have one voice when you recruit them, maybe a sexy lady or burly manly man, and then this creepy ass super deep voice in the actual game world.

 

The gameplay itself is pretty great though and I dig the fuck out of the ending. Especially some of the conversations you have with Grigori (the dragon) and the...

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Seneschal.


Tis weak to fire!

 

 

Yeah Dragon's Dogma was my personal favourite of the 2012 games.

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Just started Assassins Creed 3. 

 

So, when does it get good?

I just started it myself.. I'm enjoying it enough so far, but fuck me do I hate stealth sections in games that are broken.. Doing the mission last night right after you get into the Frontier where you have to sabotage the two cannons then get some list, all the while not being seen.  The game provides grass patches for you to hide in, yet sometimes the fucking patches don't allow you to hide.. then you get seen and have to start the damn mission over again.... it's maddening.  

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I got hooked on Dead Space the first time around, because of one particular sequence early in the first game.  I had no ammo and 2 Necromorphs (the reanimated dead people things in the game), and I booked it back to the elevator to take me back up to safety.  As soon as I let out a sigh of relief, the 2 bastards busted through the vent from down below and jammed a claw/spike/hand thing into my chest.  I jumped a mile and may or may not have screamed like a little bitch.  Dead Space 2 wasn't as good, but just seeing those creature come like lightning at you definitely provides a rush like no other game.

 

Question.  Has anyone played SIlent Hill: Downpour yet?  I know the reviews sort of sucked, but some say that the game has it's moments.  I don't really care about clunky controls really, so if the game, the setting, and the sound provide some dark and frightening experiences, I want to get on board.  Just want to know if it's worth it from another gamer.

I also really dig the Dead Space games.. will be getting 3 fairly soon... I just recently bought both PS3 Silent Hill titles(Homecoming and Downpour)... I'll probably start with Homecoming first.. I agree with you though.. the Silent Hill games are all about atmosphere and mood to me, so I can get over clunky controls/combat... That's what all the SH games are known for!  Confusing stories and crappy combat!

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Transformers Fall of Cybertron - What a great game. A giant improvement over the first. Every level was mostly a unique experience given the multiple characters and abilities you inherited. Also, the sucker just booms out of your surrounds. Shooting wise the game reminded me of Space Marine, Fuck Yeah! It was game over when I got Megatrons gun, and upgraded it, then used it on the last few levels exclusively. The post campaign gun unlocks are also op. It's weird that while this game had giant set piece, look at all this shit we are destroying, moments it felt organic to the world and gameplay compared to the forced destruction you get out of the Call of Duty games...and no cover based whack-a-mole either. Don't know why I held off playing this game for so long.

Torchlight 2/Krater - Torchlight still remains a fun arpg loot thing. I'm getting to the point where I think I'll stop progress with my current barb class and try the engineer or wizard. Already playing a melee character on Path of Exile, need to mix things up. Krater, too much text didn't read, it looks okay but I don't know why they shipped with the system requirements calling for directx 11 cards, that's locking out a lot of customers (but will improve as people move on to the newer gen cards). Game lets you control a tactical 3 man squad but gameplay still involves typical clicking on things to make them die. UI is serviceable but just the way they are laid out and with such small font/text I tend to avoid going into the menus, even when I have upgrade stats available. Krater doesn't have enough of anything to keep me playing it, it'll end up going to the back of my queue next to Crimson Alliance, the Deathspank games, and that shit Dungeons and Dragons Daggerdale.

Surgery Simulator 2013 - If there ever was a time for the Kinect to shine it would be here if there was support for it. Every attempt ends with shards of rib cage everywhere, lungs popping out, and the poor bastard dying.

Eurotruck Simulator 2 - Still doing minor jobs hauling stuff around France and Germany while I save up money for my own truck. What a peaceful spaceout kind of game. I cannot reverse into the loading bay for shit though, end up jack knifing and damaging my load. Works well enough with my wheel or 360 controller. Graphically, I'm not seeing much fidelity to the major cities you pass through, at least not compared to the top tier flight simulators, which is kind of a shame.

Looking forward to Antichamber tomorrow, and maybe pick up Dear Esther Why'd You Spike My Tea with Acid? (aka Proteus).
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Question.  Has anyone played SIlent Hill: Downpour yet?  I know the reviews sort of sucked, but some say that the game has it's moments.  I don't really care about clunky controls really, so if the game, the setting, and the sound provide some dark and frightening experiences, I want to get on board.  Just want to know if it's worth it from another gamer.

 

I actually dug Downpour quite a bit.  The controls and combat ARE a bit clunky, but it's not really too bad at all.  Don't play it for the combat.  The enemies are probably among the weakest in the series, but the combat isn't what it is all about.  The environments and atmosphere are the main selling point, at least as far as I'm concerned, and I think they pulled it off rather well.  I enjoyed just slowly exploring in the game, and the main story stuff is fine and you can follow it through, but there are a lot of interesting and optional sidequests and missions/mysteries to sort through if you choose to do so, and some of these are among the best stuff in the game.  I think I actually completed everything you can do in the game (with a little FAQ help here and there) and I usually have no attention span and have a hard time completing ANY of the millions of games I have, so the game tickled me enough that I stuck with it and actually look forward to playing it again someday (I did actually start it over again too, before trailing off)

 

The music from Akira Yamaoka IS missed, but Daniel Licht stepped in and successfully did his own thing.  I dig it.  And the Korn theme song doesn't even really rub me the wrong way.  The series peaked with Silent Hill 2 but I'm enough of a Silent Hill junkie that I enjoy all the games in the series.

 

Hopefully that helps!

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Thanks, Rich.  That helps a ton.  Silent Hill 2 is still memorable for me (The foggy lake boat ride stands out), so I was really hoping at some point the franchise would get back on track with Downpour.  It sounds like they didn't completely nail it, but it looks like I'll be going back.  I always complete a lot of side quests, so I'm glad they are worth it in this game.  I'm in.

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Finally had the time to settle into Farcry 3.

 

I really hope one day they base a film on this story of one man's struggle to kill a shark to make a bigger wallet, while being nagged to save his buddies.

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