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Offline GlompNinja

Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3375 on: June 21, 2011, 10:57:45 PM »
Playing Arcania: Gothic 4 On my 360. I'm enjoying it which is good, as for months I'd completely lost the thrill from video games ;-;

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #3376 on: June 22, 2011, 12:35:50 AM »
*shudders at the mention of Gothic 4* that is not a Gothic... it simply wears its name, as an insult to Gothic fans.

I would be playing Crysis at the moment, but as always, technology conspires against me :/ for some reason, the best mod for it ever, Gears of Crysis, seems to have totally disappeared from the internet with absolutely no explanation or alternate way of finding it, curiously just when I want the damn thing. But I could play it vanilla, right? Wrong. My screen is blue. I read up, says its the cable, which I believe, since I usually have to jiggle it a bit to make it the right colour again, but now it stays blue. Both sides are tightly screwed in, and nothing I do seems to fix it...

So Crysis, Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl and Pathologic are only playable through a blue selephane filter and GTA4 is still not playable at all anyway.

I love my computer =D Every day is an adventure.

Offline GlompNinja

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« Reply #3377 on: June 22, 2011, 12:53:30 AM »
It's not brilliant Sabby but hey I'm just happy to be able to spend more than 1/2 an hour playing a video game without hating it again. I haven't played the previous ones so I don't judge. And I hated GTA IV played it for like three days then put it back in the case and haven't touched it since.

Offline Fieryone

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« Reply #3378 on: June 22, 2011, 01:11:37 AM »
Second Play-through of Super Robot Wars Z2, SD Gundam G Gen World, while trying to beat Tales of Symphonia.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #3379 on: June 22, 2011, 01:14:45 AM »
What is it with Japanese games having such long names? xD

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #3380 on: June 22, 2011, 01:28:36 AM »
Haha. Cords are fixed. Good thing I used to have a Sega Megadrive, because all I had to do was blow into that shit and swing it around for a minute xD

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3381 on: June 22, 2011, 03:59:23 PM »
Playing Crysis 2 mostly. That and ROMs lots of ROMs.

I think Crysis 2 is fun, I think it's a little disjointed in terms of plot, but nothing beats being out of ammo and power kicking a car into a baddie and killing them.

Offline ReanimateMagnus

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« Reply #3382 on: June 22, 2011, 04:03:52 PM »

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #3383 on: June 22, 2011, 04:30:59 PM »
I think Crysis 2 is fun, I think it's a little disjointed in terms of plot, but nothing beats being out of ammo and power kicking a car into a baddie and killing them.

Did you play the first game? Is your reaction, as it was mine, "what the hell does this have to do with the first game?"?

Offline Wyrd

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« Reply #3384 on: June 22, 2011, 04:34:46 PM »
Sounds like the final fantasy approach

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« Reply #3385 on: June 22, 2011, 04:45:45 PM »
Did you play the first game? Is your reaction, as it was mine, "what the hell does this have to do with the first game?"?
Yeah, I did. I know the plot of that one, and it's not so much, "What's this got to do with it?" it was, "So what the hell are they doing to New York? Terraforming it?" They're not big on giving out plot points. Like where's the B point in my A to C line.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #3386 on: June 22, 2011, 04:50:01 PM »
Never understood this personally... that transition between Crysis 1 and 2 doesn't seem as random as everyone makes it out to be. Dudes in super suits find aliens on island. Aliens begin invasion plan. Dudes in suits try to defend home. Home is New York.

Offline nishi

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« Reply #3387 on: June 22, 2011, 04:59:20 PM »
Atm very into Castlevania: Symphony of the Nights and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (never played them before!), I like them a lot. Soundtrack and the graphics are superb!

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3388 on: June 22, 2011, 05:02:08 PM »
Never understood this personally... that transition between Crysis 1 and 2 doesn't seem as random as everyone makes it out to be. Dudes in super suits find aliens on island. Aliens begin invasion plan. Dudes in suits try to defend home. Home is New York.
It's not that. It's just I don't know, it doesn't somehow fit up right. Like why Prophet dies, why Alcatraz. It seems loosely cobbled together and maybe that's what they're going for, but I found Bulletstorm's more solid. :\

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #3389 on: June 22, 2011, 05:18:08 PM »
That... also doesn't make sense to me xD That was explained as well, and didn't seem unclear to me.

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The reason the suits were designed to act like an organic system is because the creator knew in advance of the aliens and may or may not have taken some cues from their biological weapons when making the suits, but their whole purpose was to one day come into contact with alien tissue, halt it, defeat it and change it. Those cutscenes with the alien tissue being quarantined? Its not just for looking awesome, the symbolism is intention.

But its still an incredibly dangerous biological weapon, capable of destroying a human body and reducing it to soup in an instant when deployed right, so even the suit can't completely protect you. Thats why Prohpet is fucked up. He carried the alien weapon in his suit, and by extension himself, but the conversion process took longer then he could hold out. Thats why he had to grab the nearest unconscious soldier and stuff him inside. Without the converted biological weapon, the aliens will win.

That, and I like how they actually made the invasion plot a bit more sensible then 'everyone gets out the ship and starts shooting the place up'. Releasing a plague to make society collapse, bringing out the military force to deploy super weapons to do the same plague, only in a planet sweeping, continent clearing, body liquifying wave of extinction that leaves the actual planet and themselves totally unharmed.

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3390 on: June 22, 2011, 05:34:30 PM »
Well, it's been forever since I've played the first Crysis, but I don't think that that one had it's whole plot points pretty much given in the in-between action segment loading screens. This kind of makes it feel broken up even if it isn't. Little things like that  can really screw up the plotting of a game. I mean, the story is solid, the action is epic, it just doesn't seem to be sticking with me is all like the first game.

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #3391 on: June 22, 2011, 06:20:47 PM »
The problem with the story of Crysis is that none of what happened in Crysis 2 was even hinted at in the first game. It's so obvious that what they did in Crysis 2 wasn't planned at the time they made Crysis. Which makes sense, of course, new writer and all. But the fact it's so obvious makes it particularly jarring.

It's not that. It's just I don't know, it doesn't somehow fit up right. Like why Prophet dies, why Alcatraz. It seems loosely cobbled together and maybe that's what they're going for, but I found Bulletstorm's more solid. :\

Bulletstorm actually had a solid story, though. I mean, it's a pulpy space opera, but that aside, it's excellent!

Also, I was just playing L.A. Noire, and my game froze. If this is my xbox dying again, I will be so pissed off.

Offline Knightfox

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« Reply #3392 on: June 22, 2011, 06:27:41 PM »
Batman Arkham Asylum (love The Dark Knight), Halo 3 (trying to finish heroic)

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #3393 on: June 22, 2011, 06:37:41 PM »
Halo 3 (trying to finish heroic)

Its the only way to play.

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #3394 on: June 22, 2011, 06:58:11 PM »
Hmm, so ... I haven't finished L. A. Noire, but I have some thoughts on it all the same.

Firstly, driving in that game is a mess. I mean, cars are way too fast and all that, behaving in ways even modern race cars wouldn't. For me, just the inaccuracy is somewhat of a detriment. But it's also bad because it makes car chases a true pain. Tailing people in cars, too, is a pain. It has never worked in any game I've played, so they would've been better off making something else. I mean, you can't get too close or too far away, that's fine. Also, you can't drive recklessly. But if they stop at a red light, you can ( and in fact have no choice but to ) stop in the middle of the street, because that's not going to draw attention. Right.

My other major complaint is that the way the game works, the way it tracks clues and evidence, it just relies too much on the player. The descriptions of the things you find just need to give some more hint as to what they're supposed to prove. Not because it's too hard to figure out, but sometimes you get multiple pieces of evidence pointing toward the same thing, but only one of them is right. It's very apparent in the case I'm on right now, where I have something like three pieces of evidence that could all indicate the person is lying ( or, I should say, that all prove it ), but I still managed to pick the wrong one. It's really just a matter of making it more accessible.

Those two things really are the worst things I can say about the game. I find it immensely entertaining, and I really like the pace of the game. It doesn't work like normal games where you're just playing one story, but rather each case is an individual story, and usually short enough to be played through in one sitting. I find it easier to pick the game up again after not having played for a while.

I also have to give them kudos for their characters. I was worried they'd all be disposable cardboard cutouts as in Red Dead Redemption, but ... no, they're actual characters. I like that. I still think they could've done a better job of certain things, and I would've liked more emphasis on the characters and the overarching story, but ... still, I'm pleasantly surprised. Cole, in particular, is a great character. A character with a stick up his ass, that I still like. It's strange.

Offline Wolfy

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« Reply #3395 on: June 23, 2011, 03:55:28 AM »
Anyone use Gamefly?...I was wondering how their service is. o3o

Offline dready

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« Reply #3396 on: June 23, 2011, 05:44:03 AM »
Nope.

But I hear it's pretty good from my canadian buddy.

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« Reply #3397 on: June 23, 2011, 09:21:20 AM »
Anyone use Gamefly?...I was wondering how their service is. o3o

I do, it's pretty good.  The list of games offered is pretty big, not just new games but older ones as well.  They don't have every game ever made for a system, I'm sure, but it's still pretty big.   And you're not always guaranteed to get the next game in your queue, due to availability, especially with brand-new games, but I never found that to be much of a problem.

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #3398 on: June 24, 2011, 12:43:46 PM »
Paying more taxes than I should and getting money back? Why, thank you. I can afford any game I want now. FEAR3? I believe I will.

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« Reply #3399 on: June 24, 2011, 02:09:42 PM »
I realized something from Crysis 2. Constantly spawning baddies has always been a bad idea. When I try to go all hardened-armor commando with a detached fifty cal they just keep coming so I puss out and go stealth, which really just breaks the later game. Also, Pingers can just go rot in hell. Rot. In. Hell.