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Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3400 on: June 24, 2011, 02:14:07 PM »
Playing some Stalker, the first one, and about to try some Pathologic. Getting bored with Crysis. Yeah, yeah, it looks amazing, but the gameplay is getting pretty dull. Also got Infamous 2, and I love it so far, but the new camera is infuriating... gah x.x its not the fact it gets lost sometimes, it just zooms in too far when you use melee and shield. Shield was my favourite power! And they completely scrapped the badass animations it had and turned it into a bullshit over-the-shoulder thing :/ that, and the fighting isn't very polished, so when your camera is so close you can lose a guy 3 steps away, the last thing you need is loose melee control.

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #3401 on: June 24, 2011, 02:34:36 PM »
Sabby, did you get the high res texture/graphic mod for Stalker? It really improves the game.

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3402 on: June 24, 2011, 02:40:37 PM »
I got LURK and some other high res packs, but surprise surprise, nothing works that simply! All the mods and stuff require a pretty simple installation made infinitely more complicated by my files being installed in a slightly different manner for absolutely no reason other then to make the Read Me files that comes with mods absolutely no help whatsoever. So, yes, I put some texture mods in to the best of my miniscule ability, but either they don't make a huge impact or they don't work.

If it says "Unzip to Game Files" and I have no Game Files folder, then I figure oh well, will just find where the textures are... yeahhh, they're all over the place in multiple folders. Fuck I hate gaming on a PC.

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3403 on: June 24, 2011, 02:43:43 PM »
Have you tried creating an empty folder called 'Game Files' and then unzipping it?  I know most installers will create the required folders if they don't already exist, but since it seems that installer isn't - *shrug* - it might be worth a shot.

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3404 on: June 24, 2011, 02:47:57 PM »
Nah, it wouldn't work, it replaces files, so just putting them anywhere won't do anything. I've looked at a half dozen mods, all of them seem to work with the exact same installation, and mine just happens to differ for no reason. Maybe I'm just tech illiterate and spoilt by console gaming, but sometimes I feel like my computer is actually screwing with me.

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3405 on: June 24, 2011, 03:06:02 PM »
Playing Brotherhood, wishing for Skyrim.

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3406 on: June 24, 2011, 03:33:41 PM »
I think the mod I used for Stalker was the Complete Mod. Which, as the name suggests, is quite ... exhaustive. You could try look that up, if you haven't already. I don't normally mod my games, but I can't remember having any difficulty with it.

Edit: L. A. Noire, for all its gameplay flaws, is really growing on me. As it gets more personal, it gets way better.

Edit2: I wouldn't know about the story, and I'm not sure I like the arcade setup, but I can say this much about FEAR3: It's a solid action game. It has cover. It has slow motion. It has fairly intelligent enemies ( they use grenades to flush you out if you're in cover and if you're not being aggressive enough they come for you. I've yet to see them try to flank me, but I've really been too busy killing them to notice ). And even the scripted moments in CoD have a hard time beating the sheer awesomeness of running across a slum street in slow motion, shooting a guy in cover, entering the building at the opposite side of the street, rushing through it to a window to pop the next guy, who thinks you're still somewhere up ahead.

Actually, they definitely do try to flank you in open spaces. This really is a game that punishes you for camping, and encourages you to flank your enemies.

Also, what's worse than zombies? Zombies with weapons? Zombies on fire? Try zombies with explosives strapped to their chests. You will learn to fear the sound of beeps that draw closer and closer.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2011, 06:35:54 PM by Hemingway »

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3407 on: June 25, 2011, 02:57:19 PM »
I've got nothing. The nearest thing is Deus Ex: Human Revolution and I'll probably get it. Heck, it can't be worse than Invisible War, and I thought that one was okay. The rest of this Summer is going to essentially suck like Kirby. I know usually the Summer season is the off time for video game releases as it's not close to any holiday, but we had a few kick-ass Summers for a while now and I'm spoiled.

Guys, if you want you game to sell well get it in before Skyrim, the market will go into hibernation after that...

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #3408 on: June 25, 2011, 05:39:45 PM »
Skyrim is going to flop.

No, no, of course it's not. It'll be a good game. They'll have learned from their mistakes in Oblivion and Fallout, and it'll probably be more unique than Oblivion was. Perhaps not as much so as Morrowind was, but still. Despite this, I can't bring myself to build up that kind of excitement. I'm a little worried. Just a little. I'm worried the game won't surprise me, that the story won't throw you any curveballs, that it'll be the sort of neat, technical game Oblivion was. Oblivion was a great game, don't get me wrong. I've sunk countless hours into that game. But it was all so technical. Equipment arranged into neat tiers, basically the whole game arranged according to a predictable formula. Morrowind wasn't really like that.

Also, I just finished L. A. Noire. What a brilliant game. The first part of the game is good, but a bit disjointed. About a quarter in, it starts getting better. And the final part is fantastic. I could say I wish the whole game had been like that, but I see what they were doing, so I can't really say I blame them. I so hope the game gets a sequel.

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« Reply #3409 on: June 25, 2011, 05:44:21 PM »
I'm thinking ME 3 is going to be the flop. Each time I see new stuff in it, it just keeps looking like a slightly better version of Gears of War. And slightly better on a crap game is not great.

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« Reply #3410 on: June 25, 2011, 05:51:22 PM »
The main attraction - for me, anyway - of Mass Effect has always been story, characters and sci-fi concepts. Not gameplay.

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« Reply #3411 on: June 25, 2011, 05:53:41 PM »
I just hope so much that story, characters and the concept are supported by a solid plot this time around... *sigh...* I just hope.

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #3412 on: June 25, 2011, 05:54:46 PM »
Probably not.

Offline Wyrd

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« Reply #3413 on: June 25, 2011, 05:55:53 PM »
Then whats the game worth? shit all without a solid plot. It might as well be Duke Nukem forever, then.

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #3414 on: June 25, 2011, 06:20:20 PM »
Oh, I was just playing along.

Offline Wyrd

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« Reply #3415 on: June 25, 2011, 06:41:51 PM »
Nice to see mass effect fans care.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3416 on: June 25, 2011, 06:42:44 PM »
Mass Effect 3's plot, at least how it seems from the trailers, looks like the equivelent of Cthulhu and his minions rising from the sea to fight the military. Can you see how that may be kind of a poor choice? Reapers win. Sorry, but they just win. Even without the Citadel harvest plan, they win. Every time. They have more ships, each of which is more powerful then a fleet of ours, and they have the power to send our dead swarming us in waves and mind broken sleeper agents into every planet to sell out any pockets of survivors they end up floating to.

Why was Shepherd so focused on stopping Saren activating the Relay to Dark Space. Because Reapers. Fricken. Win. You DO NOT fight Reapers. So whats Mass Effect 3 about? Fighting Reapers.

Hurray for retard job oppurtunities in the games industry.

Offline Wyrd

Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3417 on: June 25, 2011, 06:49:48 PM »
Mass Effect 3's plot, at least how it seems from the trailers, looks like the equivelent of Cthulhu and his minions rising from the sea to fight the military. Can you see how that may be kind of a poor choice? Reapers win. Sorry, but they just win. Even without the Citadel harvest plan, they win. Every time. They have more ships, each of which is more powerful then a fleet of ours, and they have the power to send our dead swarming us in waves and mind broken sleeper agents into every planet to sell out any pockets of survivors they end up floating to.

Why was Shepherd so focused on stopping Saren activating the Relay to Dark Space. Because Reapers. Fricken. Win. You DO NOT fight Reapers. So whats Mass Effect 3 about? Fighting Reapers.

Hurray for retard job oppurtunities in the games industry.

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Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #3418 on: June 25, 2011, 07:46:24 PM »
I couldn't tell if you were just baiting me for another meaningless Mass Effect debate. It got us nowhere last time.

Also, the Cthulhu comparison falls flat on its face. If you've read Call of Cthulhu...

Offline Wyrd

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« Reply #3419 on: June 25, 2011, 07:54:52 PM »
Debate? I was just putting up what up coming title I felt was going to flop after you discussed why you thought Elder Scrolls five was going to flop. And the last debate was more of me giving facts of how the plot was flawed and you basically saying, "It's science fiction! Suspend some disbelief, Maaan!"

In other news... I got the game "Outland" from the Xbox live arcade yesterday. It's a really fun platform side scroller. But I can't under stand the story for the life of me. :P I'm gonna have to re play it.     
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Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #3420 on: June 25, 2011, 08:01:08 PM »
You must have me confused me someone else, I don't normally sound like a bumbling moron. That might explain why we didn't get anywhere last time, and why we won't this time, either.

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« Reply #3421 on: June 25, 2011, 08:05:53 PM »
Sweet! Anyway, here is what I'm playing. It's sorta like a cross between Limbo and Shadow Complex, and if anyone has played either of those games, you'll know thats a good thing. ;)

"Outland" Gameplay Trailer

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« Reply #3422 on: June 25, 2011, 09:48:36 PM »
Just played through KOLM2.  AARRGGHH!!  *starts pacing for KOLM3*

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« Reply #3423 on: June 25, 2011, 10:47:29 PM »
Anyone played Divinity 2 that can tell me how it is? Steam has it up for half price at the moment. :p

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« Reply #3424 on: June 25, 2011, 10:55:32 PM »
I've played some of Divinity 2: Ego Draconis some, yes.  I've gotten pretty far actually, to the point where you're supposed to go and take on the enemies' flying fortresses.  It's a pretty decent game in my opinion, and being able to get it and the expansion, or secondary campaign, or whatever, for $20 sounds like a good deal to me.