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Offline Florence

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #125 on: September 25, 2013, 01:15:07 PM »
If I'm not mistaken too the moon has music by the awesome Laura Shigihara :>

If you don't know her by name, she also did the themesong to Plants vs Zombies and has done a bunch of random songs she's uploaded onto youtube.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #126 on: September 25, 2013, 03:13:49 PM »
GTA V.

Hands down, best game I have ever played.
My only problem with GTA V is that it's freaking hard to earn money. :P

Offline Galanthor

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #127 on: September 25, 2013, 03:48:01 PM »
I finally gave Kingdoms of Amalur a shot and...it is just so much of amazing fun to swing your greatsword, build your specialized equipment and see a secret room appear were there was just a wall before...i'm a little sorry it took me so long.

Offline Aiden

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #128 on: September 25, 2013, 04:30:46 PM »
My only problem with GTA V is that it's freaking hard to earn money. :P

Do missions, invest before a Lester assassination mission. earn more money.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #129 on: September 25, 2013, 06:25:06 PM »
I finally gave Kingdoms of Amalur a shot and...it is just so much of amazing fun to swing your greatsword, build your specialized equipment and see a secret room appear were there was just a wall before...i'm a little sorry it took me so long.

Enjoy the game as it will not have a sequel.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #130 on: September 25, 2013, 06:47:30 PM »
Do missions, invest before a Lester assassination mission. earn more money.
Yeah, but mission payout is at an all-time low for the game, and unless you can remember what stocks Lester tells you about then it's only a good payout for Franklin.

The difference between property and weekly income is also pretty fast, even with the boosting missions/items.

Offline TheAegis

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #131 on: September 25, 2013, 10:27:02 PM »
If no one has played it yet, I feel obliged to recommend Kerbal as one of most addicting games on steam. It really feels like an achievement once you finally succeed in getting your first orbit or mun landing.

Offline Skyguy

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #132 on: October 02, 2013, 04:23:10 PM »
Kerbal Space Program is great.

I'm playing XCom: Enemy Unknown right now. Awesome game, they managed to make a sequel to the original that did not piss all over it. Wonderful game.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #133 on: October 02, 2013, 04:45:11 PM »
Kerbal Space Program is great.

I'm playing XCom: Enemy Unknown right now. Awesome game, they managed to make a sequel to the original that did not piss all over it. Wonderful game.
It helps that the lead designer is one of the largest fans I've ever seen. He really cares.

I honestly hope they do a sequel.

(Though be forewarned, he made a comment that it wouldn't be Terror from the Deep. If anything it would be Apocalypse. Though I have to say as a concept I like Apocalypse better than XCOM: UNDERWATER!)

Offline Shjade

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #134 on: October 03, 2013, 12:34:25 AM »
Been trying out Warframe the last couple of days. It has some hiccups in the...managerial section of the game, let's say (the way grind is set up, etc.), but gameplay wise it's pretty neat, particularly for a free game.

Offline boondocktango

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #135 on: October 03, 2013, 03:07:16 PM »
I'm about to go through the Arkham games again, right before my collector's edition of Origins gets here. I've also been playing Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King. That's a really good one, but I really want to try some of the older games in the series. I'll have to look at emus for those, I guess.

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #136 on: October 03, 2013, 05:17:32 PM »
As of right now, i've been playing Etrian Odyssey 4 on the 3DS, good game. Its a turn based dungeon crawler that involves exploring dungeons and making your own map of the area since everything is first person. ABout to clear the first stratum/dungeon now, and start the second.

I've also been replaying Metal Gear Rising on the PS3, I think this might be one of my favorite game from the year.

Offline ToriJ

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #137 on: October 04, 2013, 06:33:07 AM »
Dark Souls as part of a request for my Video Game Reviews I write weekly. Good game, hard as hell but very rewarding. The battle system can be fun if you're patient and it's strangely addicting despite making you want to smash the disc with a hammer after the 34804805th time you died.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #138 on: October 04, 2013, 08:26:29 PM »
Dark Souls as part of a request for my Video Game Reviews I write weekly. Good game, hard as hell but very rewarding. The battle system can be fun if you're patient and it's strangely addicting despite making you want to smash the disc with a hammer after the 34804805th time you died.

Memorize the maps, attack patters and placements of enemies.  Game isn't that difficult, just buggy.  More often you'll die due to something in the game being dumb.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #139 on: October 04, 2013, 08:27:48 PM »
Tales of Xillia.  Fourteen hours in and the game is surprisingly easier than the older games of the Tales series.   

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #140 on: October 04, 2013, 08:40:31 PM »
Memorize the maps, attack patters and placements of enemies.  Game isn't that difficult, just buggy.  More often you'll die due to something in the game being dumb.
Exactly! Finally, someone who will admit that the game is buggy and requires rote memorization to beat.

Offline Shjade

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #141 on: October 05, 2013, 01:15:41 AM »
Exactly! Finally, someone who will admit that the game is buggy and requires rote memorization to beat.

Sounds like a pretty accurate description of the games that originally defined the phrase "Nintendo hard."

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #142 on: October 05, 2013, 01:39:39 AM »
Exactly! Finally, someone who will admit that the game is buggy and requires rote memorization to beat.

I posted that knowing you'd come along.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #143 on: October 05, 2013, 01:56:10 AM »
Sounds like a pretty accurate description of the games that originally defined the phrase "Nintendo hard."

Nintendo hard mean aggravating as hell.  These were the games that sent you back to the beginning of the game, no saves, no continues, if you lost all your lives.   Most of the time, in the Nintendo hard era, the player was the cause of starting over.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #144 on: October 05, 2013, 03:22:33 AM »
At least Dark Souls lays out it's rules and sticks by them.

Offline Shjade

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #145 on: October 05, 2013, 03:58:48 AM »
At least Dark Souls lays out it's rules and sticks by them.

As a player who very much enjoys Dark Souls, I don't really agree with that statement, mostly with regard to how NPCs handle poise and poise breaking.

Black knights can take a couple slaps from a heavy blade and only be staggered by maybe every other swing, rather than every swing. You put on black knight armor? You get stunlocked by a two-handed claymore easily. And they can run faster than you on top of that? This is without even getting into the realm of bugs messing up consistency (I'm looking at you, irretrievable Iron Golem slam-off-the-cliff death souls).

And even in pvp it hardly "lays out its rules." The game will never explain the concept of "dead angle" attacks, for instance, or the mechanics of negating backstab damage by dealing damage to your attacker just before they can backstab you, or a number of other tactical exploits you pretty much only learn by reading community chatter about them.

I'd call it more of a rules scavenger hunt where you figure things out the hard way, think you have something figured out, find out you didn't really know as much as you thought you did, repeat that cycle until you really have things more or less pinned down.

@SinXAzgard: indeed, which appears to be the general consensus regarding Dark Souls from what I can tell. I don't personally find it nearly that aggravating, but I've seen some gameplay videos of people who do. And, most of the time, if you're starting an area over, it's your fault. Bugs pop up and do weird things to kill you once in a while, but they're the exception, not the rule. (Exception: pvp, where exploiting bugginess in the game seems to be the norm.)

Offline Aiden

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #146 on: October 05, 2013, 04:26:56 AM »
Yeah, but mission payout is at an all-time low for the game, and unless you can remember what stocks Lester tells you about then it's only a good payout for Franklin.

The difference between property and weekly income is also pretty fast, even with the boosting missions/items.

I ended up replaying the story mode after beating it once to save the money and invest it later. Did I have too? No, but I want to eventually get 100%

Replaying for the assassination missions is worth it, when it comes to money generation. I had a blast replaying the game to get different point of views.

Like going towards a mission with Lester and Michael, on the second playthrough I went on it with Trevor and Franklin. 

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #147 on: October 05, 2013, 06:42:46 AM »
I posted that knowing you'd come along.
Ah, well played then, sir, well played. =__=

Shjade: Or you just go to the internet like everyone else, whatever comes first.

Seriously, who knew you had to talk to one guy three times to unlock white magic. I never actually played as any magic user because that was a whole other set of fucking rules to figure out.

Dark Souls is the closest thing I've seen to what is commonly referred to in literary circles as mental masturbation. You're not supposed to "enjoy" Dark Souls, you're supposed to play it because you're someone who just "gets it".

Oh, God, Dark Souls is the Prufrock of the video game world. *shudders*

« Last Edit: October 05, 2013, 06:50:24 AM by Inkidu »

Offline Shjade

Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #148 on: October 05, 2013, 09:30:41 AM »
Shjade: Or you just go to the internet like everyone else, whatever comes first.

Seriously, who knew you had to talk to one guy three times to unlock white magic. I never actually played as any magic user because that was a whole other set of fucking rules to figure out.

What did you think I meant by "community chatter?"

And, uh...you don't...? You have to talk to that guy three times if you want to buy miracles from him immediately, but he's not the only source of miracles in the game. In fact, he only sells pretty much the weakest miracles in the game. I don't think I've ever bought a spell from him, except maybe Homeward if he sells that.

For those who find Dark Souls a little too easy, good news! There's a fix for that:

#t=302

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Re: Has anyone played any good video games lately?
« Reply #149 on: October 05, 2013, 09:39:03 AM »
What did you think I meant by "community chatter?"

And, uh...you don't...? You have to talk to that guy three times if you want to buy miracles from him immediately, but he's not the only source of miracles in the game. In fact, he only sells pretty much the weakest miracles in the game. I don't think I've ever bought a spell from him, except maybe Homeward if he sells that.

For those who find Dark Souls a little too easy, good news! There's a fix for that:

#t=302
I know they're the weakest, but the next guy is a pretty far way away, and if you picked miracle-heavy class (for whatever reason) and you didn't know that guy already existed you'd be screwed. That's my point.