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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #5925 on: June 20, 2012, 01:44:52 PM »
Damnit, Hemingway! Your new avatar is too awesome!

Playing Dragon's Dogma. I still like it.

Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #5926 on: June 20, 2012, 01:53:07 PM »
Why, you're too kind.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #5927 on: June 20, 2012, 01:53:40 PM »
Needs more penis.

Offline Moraline

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« Reply #5928 on: June 20, 2012, 01:55:33 PM »
The Secret World (MMORPG) for PC  (click here to learn more)

Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #5929 on: June 20, 2012, 04:19:51 PM »
Then this should be right up your alley, Sabby.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #5930 on: June 20, 2012, 04:20:53 PM »
Nah, the other one was better. Just needed penis.

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #5931 on: June 20, 2012, 05:05:43 PM »
Maybe if I had Photoshop skills ... damn you, lack of artistic talent!

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #5932 on: June 21, 2012, 10:06:38 AM »
Maybe if I had Photoshop skills ... damn you, lack of artistic talent!
As much as I like Howard, Conan, and who I consider the best artist of the twentieth century... I kind of like the one with the amazons with the big butts having a splash fight. I wonder why?  ::)

Anywho, I should be getting Kingdoms of Amalur and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 in my rentals today. I want to decide for my self, and I'm still on an Avengers kick respectively.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #5933 on: June 21, 2012, 10:08:07 AM »
Yay! An Okami re-release! Now I can sit on my couch for hours spammed the X button to advance the ear raping cutscenes... in HIGH DEFINITION!

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #5934 on: June 21, 2012, 10:11:16 AM »
Yay! An Okami re-release! Now I can sit on my couch for hours spammed the X button to advance the ear raping cutscenes... in HIGH DEFINITION!
At least the art style is visual heroin at time. Smoke two joints and enjoy. :D

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #5935 on: June 21, 2012, 10:12:32 AM »
Yeah, the art style is about the only thing in that game I can like.

Offline Geeklet

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« Reply #5936 on: June 21, 2012, 10:15:36 AM »
Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

Originally told myself I wasn't gonna get it, since my interest in this version of MTG was dying out at the end of 2012... but.... Planechase. Its got a Free-for-all mode with a Planechase deck. Utter chaos and hilarity at its FINEST. Example: We are on Orzhova (When you planeswalk away, return all creatures in graveyards to the battlefield under their owners control), only to then hit Planewide Disaster (destroy all creatures). The mode is full of lots of big, swingy plays from everybody, and the chaos makes everything more fun.

Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #5937 on: June 21, 2012, 11:20:19 AM »
I got my Amazon to Act V, and ... I'm considerably underleveled, so I should grind a few levels ... but I don't feel like it, so I figured I'd give finishing Diablo 3 a shot. The difference between the two games is even more jarring when going back. Running in D3 is so slow. And the same is true of gameplay in general. Man! It's hilarious!

Edit: What a shocking twist ending! What a work of art! And what a beautifully written speech in the end.

That was sarcasm, friends!

I didn't expect anything else, but the utter blandness of Diablo 3's story still amazes me. It's one of those rare games that would actually have been better if it focused less on trying to tell a story. I think I understand now how the people who complain about modern shooters feel. Every five minutes you have a stop and watch a dull cutscene, before you're allowed to kill a few enemies. And it's always a few enemies. Never the hordes you get in D2. They're not even that much tougher than the enemies in D2. And the bosses? The easiest end boss in Diablo 2 ( Andariel, at least on normal ) is more difficult than the most difficult boss in Diablo 3 ( uhhh ... it's hard to say which one that is, because I can say, without being facetious, that they're all trivially easy ).

Edit 2: I won't have it said that I'm being unfair, so I will say this about Diablo 3: Nightmare difficulty is way better than normal. The reason is very simple. You face a larger number of tougher enemies. It's still not quite as it should be - the game simply doesn't lend itself to the Diablo 2 pace of gameplay. But it's better. We'll see if I bother playing through to Hell.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2012, 01:10:24 PM by Hemingway »

Offline Bayushi

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« Reply #5938 on: June 21, 2012, 05:16:02 PM »
Wait til you get to Inferno, Hemingway. Then you'll hate the game for the exact opposite reasons.

Well, hate it for that and because Blizzard is pretty much forcing everyone to use the RMAH to buy gold. Given that they patched the game not too long ago with some absurd changes: You often collect far far FAR less gold in normal gameplay (without even dying) than the costs of your repairs will be.

That's mostly in Inferno, though I died once yesterday in Nightmare on my Wizard, and had a 10,000 gold repair waiting for me. There's a sudden obsession at throwing elite mob packs at you now, with three-to-five modifiers. My Wizard died after running into 8 wasps (Act III) that were Nightmarish, Plagued, Mortar, Arcane and Enchanted. There's no way in hell you can survive that solo (with or without a companion).

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #5939 on: June 21, 2012, 05:53:04 PM »
I had enough trouble with a pack of ... the large guys you meet quite early in Act I - unburied corpses or something like that, which were ... Vampiric and reflected damage.

But actually, I already dislike the elite mobs. The only good thing about them is the loot. What I really like is fighting large groups of normal enemies. I think 40 or so is the most I've encountered at once. That's the problem. You meet smaller groups of stronger enemies, and ... you sort of notice how weird the decision to make health globules drop and give pots a significant CD is. I've been playing D2 for the past few days, and having quick access to your potions with no CD doesn't make you invincible. You can only carry so many ( your inventory space being far more limited than in D3 ) and they don't heal you instantly. But they do allow you to stay in the fight. In D3, if you get cornered by a strong enemy and you've used your potion, you have no choice but to kite them around while waiting for the CD. That's ... just plain bad design.

The gold thing is another thing that ties in with the loot thing I complained about earlier. It really is true that a lot of the game is built around the auction house. It's evident in the fact that you don't really earn gold from vendoring items, and the cost of a single potion being, well, as significant as it is. Instead of going out and killing enemies for good loot ( and occasionally gambling ), you go out to kill monsters for regular loot which you use to make your own crafted gear. That makes no sense.

Unless, of course, as a cynical person might suspect, Diablo 3 is nothing but Blizzard's pyramid scheme, based around the idea of getting people to use the RMAH.

But who could think that of a corporation? As we know, they always have the consumers' best interests in mind, and would never resort to making their game in such a way just to make a few lousy bucks.

Offline Wolfy

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« Reply #5940 on: June 21, 2012, 09:24:47 PM »
Yay! An Okami re-release! Now I can sit on my couch for hours spammed the X button to advance the ear raping cutscenes... in HIGH DEFINITION!

*grabs Sabby and pulls him into the woodshed to 'explain' this Okami Re-release*

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Re: What are you playing? [SPOILER TAGS PLEASE]
« Reply #5941 on: June 21, 2012, 09:44:46 PM »
I had enough trouble with a pack of ... the large guys you meet quite early in Act I - unburied corpses or something like that, which were ... Vampiric and reflected damage.

But actually, I already dislike the elite mobs. The only good thing about them is the loot. What I really like is fighting large groups of normal enemies. I think 40 or so is the most I've encountered at once. That's the problem. You meet smaller groups of stronger enemies, and ... you sort of notice how weird the decision to make health globules drop and give pots a significant CD is. I've been playing D2 for the past few days, and having quick access to your potions with no CD doesn't make you invincible. You can only carry so many ( your inventory space being far more limited than in D3 ) and they don't heal you instantly. But they do allow you to stay in the fight. In D3, if you get cornered by a strong enemy and you've used your potion, you have no choice but to kite them around while waiting for the CD. That's ... just plain bad design.

The gold thing is another thing that ties in with the loot thing I complained about earlier. It really is true that a lot of the game is built around the auction house. It's evident in the fact that you don't really earn gold from vendoring items, and the cost of a single potion being, well, as significant as it is. Instead of going out and killing enemies for good loot ( and occasionally gambling ), you go out to kill monsters for regular loot which you use to make your own crafted gear. That makes no sense.

Unless, of course, as a cynical person might suspect, Diablo 3 is nothing but Blizzard's pyramid scheme, based around the idea of getting people to use the RMAH.

But who could think that of a corporation? As we know, they always have the consumers' best interests in mind, and would never resort to making their game in such a way just to make a few lousy bucks.
It's not just a pyramid scheme, it's a pyramid scheme combined with a Skinner box. Not only are they using people to make their money for them, they're trying to create a compulsion akin to gambling.

I've always thought Blizzard were greedy bastards, it's just gotten worse with North shutting down and the unholy union with Activision. Everyone thinks EA's the worse publisher, but I think Activision is worse in spades.

Offline AK47

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« Reply #5942 on: June 21, 2012, 11:35:29 PM »
I am currently play Naval ///ar: Arctic Circle. (yes, that's how they spell it on the box :P )

It's a fun game, detailed and realistic, but not too complex. It can get pretty intense with lots of missiles swarming at you. Unfortunately it's a low budget indy game in need of lots of polish. It can lag a lot, requires micromanaging sometimes, and the graphics are crap. Still fun though.

Offline Bayushi

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« Reply #5943 on: June 22, 2012, 12:46:09 AM »
But who could think that of a corporation? As we know, they always have the consumers' best interests in mind, and would never resort to making their game in such a way just to make a few lousy bucks.
As long as Robert Kotick is the CEO of Activision, bending the customer over for their money is the only thing they give a damn about.

Unfortunately, the greed seems to be creeping ever faster into Blizzard. :-(

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #5944 on: June 22, 2012, 01:17:10 AM »
The new Spiderman game is downloading... and just now, someone tells me that the webs connect to the sky. Ya know. Like in Spiderman 1. That feature they dropped the next game and the new web swinging turned out to be fucking awesome and the defining game mechanic of all future Spiderman games, and just unique in general.

I laughed at him. Silly person. Why on Earth would they change that?

I Googled...

Why? Dx Why must they give game development jobs to people with BRAIN DAMAGE?!?!

Offline LaOnomatopoeia

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« Reply #5945 on: June 22, 2012, 02:09:38 AM »
As an (indy) game developer I can answer that -

We all start normal. It's the mind-numbingness of the job that turns us brain dead.

Offline Brandon

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« Reply #5946 on: June 22, 2012, 02:14:50 AM »
The new Spiderman game is downloading... and just now, someone tells me that the webs connect to the sky. Ya know. Like in Spiderman 1. That feature they dropped the next game and the new web swinging turned out to be fucking awesome and the defining game mechanic of all future Spiderman games, and just unique in general.

I laughed at him. Silly person. Why on Earth would they change that?

I Googled...

Why? Dx Why must they give game development jobs to people with BRAIN DAMAGE?!?!

I keep telling ya Sabby if you want web slinging goodness as break neck speeds you pretty much have to play ultimate spider man. Its the only game, I know of, that does it well

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #5947 on: June 22, 2012, 02:23:41 AM »
Eh, Ultimate was okay... Spiderman 3 felt a lot smoother to me though. More animations connected the moves much more fluidly, and damn it got fast later on! I loved falling almost to street level and at the last second pulling a hard upward right/left swing and releasing it at just the right time to catapult myself into a corkscrew over 6 buildings.

Offline Bayushi

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« Reply #5948 on: June 22, 2012, 06:12:58 AM »
Why? Dx Why must they give game development jobs to people with BRAIN DAMAGE?!?!
Hey now! >:(

Not everyone with brain damage is stupid/dumb/ignorant or retarded, thank you!

Offline SabbyTopic starter

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« Reply #5949 on: June 22, 2012, 06:30:39 AM »
Is there a chart of some sort I can refer to? xD