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Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1275 on: October 13, 2010, 06:56:45 PM »
You shut up! D=

Hehe, nah, if it's just Gothic 3 for Xbox with less shit combat, I'm happy. That's all I want. It beats Elder Scrolls. Gothic is packing in an important area other RPG's seem to lack nowadays.

Immersion.

Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1276 on: October 13, 2010, 07:34:22 PM »
You shut up! D=

Hehe, nah, if it's just Gothic 3 for Xbox with less shit combat, I'm happy. That's all I want. It beats Elder Scrolls. Gothic is packing in an important area other RPG's seem to lack nowadays.

Immersion.

Gothic 3 is pretty underrated. I could never finish it, though. I don't know if it's even possible.

ANYWAY.

Been playing Medal of Honor for a bit.

It gets one vital thing right. Shotguns. Picture this: you're standing some 50 meters away from a person, with a shotgun. Conventional video game logic says shooting him will have no effect at all. You're pretty much done for. Because somehow, video game developers can never get those pesky guns right. They don't seem to understand that these things can kill at, well, a quick google search suggests 30 meters. Hell, in Bad Company 2, even with slugs, the most you'd do unless you got a lucky headshot was some minor damage. Yeah, well, in Medal of Honor, not so. They work. Oh god do they work.

Offline Lonestar

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1277 on: October 13, 2010, 08:09:16 PM »
I'm playing syrnia at the moment. it is a browser based game with no download required to play.

if any who view this seem interested please use this link

http://www.syrnia.com/?who=p_Flame

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1278 on: October 13, 2010, 08:14:40 PM »
Gothic 3 is pretty underrated. I could never finish it, though. I don't know if it's even possible.

ANYWAY.

Been playing Medal of Honor for a bit.

It gets one vital thing right. Shotguns. Picture this: you're standing some 50 meters away from a person, with a shotgun. Conventional video game logic says shooting him will have no effect at all. You're pretty much done for. Because somehow, video game developers can never get those pesky guns right. They don't seem to understand that these things can kill at, well, a quick google search suggests 30 meters. Hell, in Bad Company 2, even with slugs, the most you'd do unless you got a lucky headshot was some minor damage. Yeah, well, in Medal of Honor, not so. They work. Oh god do they work.

Shotguns work pretty well in MW2...especially if you ADS. o3o

Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1279 on: October 14, 2010, 06:33:20 AM »
Shotguns work pretty well in MW2...especially if you ADS. o3o

Nah. Not as well as they would in reality, anyway. I can't think of a single instance in MW2 where I'd pick a shotgun over an assault rifle.

MW2 gets the reloading bit right, though. In BC2 and MoH, it's just atrociously slow.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1280 on: October 14, 2010, 06:48:44 AM »
Gear's 2 is more fun then I remember it. Story's a fucking mess though...

I really want to play Otogi 2 :(

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1281 on: October 14, 2010, 07:15:44 PM »
Do do do..planning to trade in MW2...but I don't know what towards..either Fallout New Vegas..or Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja storm 2.

O-o...I can't decide..both will be fun! D:


Offline Brandon

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1282 on: October 14, 2010, 10:34:43 PM »
Go for fallout Wolfy. Unless you want to wait for the New vegas that will have all that DLC already in the disk (personally I intend to rent it, play it awhile and if I love it then wait for the DLC added in).

Oh and Im playing another oldie but goodie. Vampire: The masqurade: Bloodlines

Great halloween game
« Last Edit: October 14, 2010, 10:35:44 PM by Brandon »

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1283 on: October 14, 2010, 10:43:18 PM »
Well..I could always go with neither and get Fable 3..but I really want to wait to see if it actually lives up to the Hype this time. >_>

soo....I dunno. D:...I want to decide by tommorow, though, cause I plan to pre-order them tommorow. D:

Offline Brandon

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1284 on: October 14, 2010, 10:47:18 PM »
yeah dont get fable 3 till some balanced reviews come out or until you've rented it. Otherwise its a good way to waste your disposable income.

*has a strict policy of renting almost every game before buying just because of fable 2*

If you really really really want something new go with fallout. That has the most appeal of all your listed options IMO

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1285 on: October 14, 2010, 10:55:21 PM »
Buts...I had lots of fun with storm 1..I just wished it had online..and now storm 2 does! o-o

But..I loved Fallout 3! D:

I..I need something to tide me over till CoD: Black Ops comes out on the ninth. D: *dies*

Offline Brandon

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1286 on: October 14, 2010, 11:07:26 PM »
Could always go play an older game. I mean over the last year Ive played more PS2 games then I have in the current generation just because this years been extremely bad for new releases (at least IMO). Go relive those games you loved in the past

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1287 on: October 15, 2010, 12:03:14 AM »
... Hell, in Bad Company 2, even with slugs, the most you'd do unless you got a lucky headshot was some minor damage...

I don't think there really is any such thing as a lucky head shot with the monster that is slug rounds in Bad Company.
You pop slugs on pretty much any of the semi-auto shotties in that game and you've got yourself a rail gun, distance equal to the sniper rifles but with none of the bullet drop and basically no damage drop over distance either.
The problem people might encounter once they add slugs could be in still using their shotgun as a "close encounters" weapon when it basically becomes the ultimate distance killer with the barest trace of player skill. It CAN still do the up close job, it just ceases to be as effective and you will notice that lack of effectiveness.

Nah. Not as well as they would in reality, anyway. I can't think of a single instance in MW2 where I'd pick a shotgun over an assault rifle.

SPAS 12 with holographic sight. There was/is a known glitch were the one shot kill radius increases pretty dramatically, in fact it almost becomes an equal of the FAMAS or the UMP when it comes to over powered weaponry.
You are, of course, right about neither getting shotguns quite right. However realism takes a back seat in the pursuit of balance in situations like that--either that or it's all down to incompetence, take your pick.

So I killed off Dead Rising 2 (kind of) and I think I might be trading it for Enslaved today. I also picked up Castlevania but it still awaits me patiently from within it's factory sealed prison.
Oh and Sengoku Basara 3 is winging it's way to me, because there's nothing better than bombing around warring states era Japan on a horse that is actually a motorcycle. Hopefully I will finish off Castlevania before it gets to me, because once I've got a hack and slash in my possession all other things fade into the background.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2010, 12:04:50 AM by Heaven Sent Blossom »

Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1288 on: October 15, 2010, 12:35:59 PM »
You are, of course, right about neither getting shotguns quite right. However realism takes a back seat in the pursuit of balance in situations like that--either that or it's all down to incompetence, take your pick.

I think it's basically a video game convention. Gamers expect shotguns to be lethal at point-blank range, and otherwise harmless. It's something that always irks me, because shotguns are badass.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1289 on: October 15, 2010, 03:07:16 PM »
yeah dont get fable 3 till some balanced reviews come out or until you've rented it. Otherwise its a good way to waste your disposable income.

*has a strict policy of renting almost every game before buying just because of fable 2*

If you really really really want something new go with fallout. That has the most appeal of all your listed options IMO
I actually liked Fable 2. The story was textbook at best but as an open character creation game where you could basically do anything to your hero you wanted. Awesome, and combat, especially gun combat, was satisfying. There are worse uses of fifty bucks. I'm looking at you Final Fantasy 13.

I've got Fable 3 on pre-order. Maybe I'll actually submit a review on it.

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1290 on: October 15, 2010, 08:15:56 PM »
Could always go play an older game. I mean over the last year Ive played more PS2 games then I have in the current generation just because this years been extremely bad for new releases (at least IMO). Go relive those games you loved in the past

But there are *cough* for that...<_<>_>

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1291 on: October 15, 2010, 09:15:56 PM »
I just scored Tales of Phantasia for the GBA for $5 ;D

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1292 on: October 16, 2010, 01:01:24 AM »
I actually liked Fable 2. The story was textbook at best but as an open character creation game where you could basically do anything to your hero you wanted. Awesome, and combat, especially gun combat, was satisfying. There are worse uses of fifty bucks. I'm looking at you Final Fantasy 13.

I've got Fable 3 on pre-order. Maybe I'll actually submit a review on it.

I like Fable 2 as well, but I have to disagree with you on the customization. It was good, don't get me wrong here :) But once you got into it, it was much more limited then you first thought... not to mention the game is designed to cater to multiclass Hero's, and ONLY multiclass...

If you wanted to be a pure Will, Skill, or Strength Hero... or even just a multiclass with a specialization... there were no unique weapon classes that favoured a particular side of the spectrum, no unique skills, nothing that would convince you to be anything other then an all rounder.

What if I wanted to be an evil thief with more of a focus on speed and magic? I'd be able to fight fast and deadly with a pair of daggers, switch easily between combo's and throwing knives, use super speed to dodge and evade and a telekinetic shield against gunfire. That's the kind of character diversity that Fable needs.

It's shooting itself in the foot by limiting class choices.

Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1293 on: October 16, 2010, 06:12:26 AM »
I have to disagree with people on Fable 2's story. I thought it was great. Very personal. Just as I like it.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1294 on: October 16, 2010, 09:23:40 AM »
I have to disagree with people on Fable 2's story. I thought it was great. Very personal. Just as I like it.
I don't think people were disappointed so much in the story but in the way it ended. I kind of liked Lucien as the villain he was. How his desires had killed him on the inside and all that but not getting even the choice to kill him was irksome.

I see where you're coming from Sabby but I've played straight mage, warrior, and sharpshooter and while you do need some of the abilities from strength to give you health and damage resistance its doable. Still I would have liked to see some duel wielding, but Fable has never even really hinted at ever letting you have it.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1295 on: October 16, 2010, 10:05:35 AM »
This is the thing though... You CAN, but why would you? Yes, you can go pure Mage, but there's nothing in it for you. You can be just a gunslinger, but there's no benefit for you.

This is how I'd like to see it work. Have your character on a triangle scale. Skill, Will, Strength. Each point favours certain weapon types and advancing in areas, or multiple areas, unlocks single skills or cross-class skills. Go full on brute warrior? Well, you're obviously good with a great big sword, but keep going, and you hold it better, swing better combo's. Once you hit specialization, you have Sparta style kicks that can shove enemies, or knock them across a room. If you go pure Skill though, you gain Skill specific advantages.

But say you go for both...  you're moves become flashier, quicker, you're lighter on your feet, gain better dodging skills and can disarm and counter, pistol whip and pull flashy from-the-hip shots.

That's just one cross-class. And it doesn't have to stop there. Keep advancing in a certain weapon type, or shift you balance a little, and you get more specific skills, and even disadvantages. Maybe if your mostly Strength and start to up your Will, getting hit too often will spark some magical rage mode that will sap your health but won't stop until you've killed everyone, even innocents, and each kill gives you a little more time... fight against your nature, so as not to slaughter innocents? Good luck doing much magic later on then... you need to struggle to regain your powers.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine all the different things you could do with this character generation, when you take into account all the balances you can strike, the benefits and risks of moving up and down in one, the weapon specializations coming into it, your Good/Evil alignment... this is how I always pictured Fable.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1296 on: October 17, 2010, 11:44:25 AM »
You're asking a lot there, man. Seriously no game has ever gone that in-depth on it in any level, not for an action-rpg anyways. I don't know what Fable 3 is going to bring to the table but maybe your expectations are higher than Petey's in a lot of ways.

You could play around like that with cross class in Fable and Fable 2 but it was hardly ever that elaborate, and there are advantages and disadvantages. Fabe for instance. Jack is a lot harder to beat if you go straight warrior. I can't think of any action rpg that is detailing what you want though and I've played a lot of them.

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1297 on: October 17, 2010, 07:22:37 PM »
In Fable 3, you can supposedly go into Business with your Co-Op Partner...and Marry them and raise a child with them. :P *shrugs* lol

I didn't like the whole "Stats Effect your appearence" mechanic of Fable 2, though....as my female character looked like a brick house with max strength. >_> I know that's how it would be in real life..but still.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1298 on: October 17, 2010, 07:30:10 PM »
I can't think of any action rpg that is detailing what you want though and I've played a lot of them.

Never said there was one, it's just my version, and it can't be impossible to make, it just takes work, and no one wants to work on something that's more idea then proven and functional... not when so many work hours and so much money is invested... just make it prettier and license the latest physics system. I'm still guna dream on what could be.

http://sabbyranter.blogspot.com/2010/10/fable-character-growth.html

And Wolfy, I kept my female character on lowest strength. She had a rifle and a sword, and the sword was only used in Flourishes to knock down anyone who got in too close. Now, if ground impales weren't so friggen picky about when they wanna work...

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #1299 on: October 17, 2010, 09:08:54 PM »
*tackles Sabby* o3o...If only you had Xbox live...our two characters could get married. xD