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Topic   Post your scores/reviews on recent titles you've obtained/been playing.  * raspberry *

Kommie
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4-Feb-2013(#2)
Metro 2033 - This is kinda boring, do not like how a special type of ammo is money. I will beat it, but hopefully the second one is better.... and hopefully the jackasses who bought it don't just throw zombies in it to try and get it to sell.
Capnwinky
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* 5-Feb-2013(#3)
Kommie wrote:
> Metro 2033 - This is kinda boring, do not like how a special type
> of ammo is money. I will beat it, but hopefully the second one is
> better.... and hopefully the jackasses who bought it don't just throw
> zombies in it to try and get it to sell.

Last I read it's not really working like that. I don't agree with your opinion of the game and I think it's one of the best first person shooters in the last 10 years as far as innovation and graphics BUT...as far THQ's bankruptcy - They sold to save themselves and keep their current projects intact. They essentially turned a bankruptcy into a fire sale and it saved them...assuming these last few games do well. All of the current games slated for release that have been announced are all protected and will be released as intended. (if I can find the article again I'll link it here)
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6-Feb-2013(#4)
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PlayStation Vita - 9/10

I'm really enjoying this game. It looks and sounds amazing, the gameplay is old school late 90s/early 00s platforming, and the controls are tight. It looks like there's plenty to do once the story is complete with more than enough collectibles. I'd highly recommend this for anyone that owns a PS3 or a Vita. Plus the PS3 copies come with the Vita version.


Cave Story+ PC / Windows - 7.5/10

I also started this last night. It's fun, and I like the humor, but I'm not entirely sure what the fuss is about. Thank god you can use the Xbox 360 controller with it though. I tried the keyboard controls at first and it was damn near impossible for me to play the game effectively.



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Capnwinky
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6-Feb-2013(#5)
Dead Space 3 - PC

I will give a full write up once I beat the game. I did just want to pop in and say that this has probably been the most enthralling first 30 minutes I've put into a game in a long time. From what I've looked at so far there's a ton of unlockables for extended replay - each difficulty unlocks various versions with new gear and settings. There's the co-op ( have yet to try ) and then the main story+. So far I'm just getting my wang wet and have only played for an hour but pound for pound within the first 5 minutes I jumped about 3 times, that ratio seems pretty solid. A lot of improvements have been made to the graphics (although this is a semi port - custom resolutions available but that's about it) and it's really well optimized. The controls are the usual with the added addition of a crouch (pretty sure I don't remember seeing this in the prior games). The only thing I have noticed pretty quickly that kind of bothers me is the hit detection. It seems that your aiming not only has to be precise to hit but also seems to want to avoid collision after consecutive bullets. We've seen this before in FPS games - shoot a guy and the first bullet hits and the next 5 or so that follow just turn to vapor and do no damage until the target's hit animation has subsided. Regardless, so far it's pretty fantastic.
Ryan
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6-Feb-2013(#6)
Walking Dead(360)

Somewhere in Episode 2. Incredibly predictable. Only a couple likeable characters. TV show is infinitely better. Not really much for redeeming factors.

5/10

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6-Feb-2013(#7)
Fire Emblem: Awakening - DAMMITSTOPATTACKINGLISSA >_</10

I'm enjoying it so far, and once again I will say Casual Mode is a Godsend. I wish that I didn't have to unlock menu options, and I also wish that the AI would stop picking on my healer. It's like Shining Force II all over again. Aggravating the first half-dozen time(s), will eventually become a favorite.

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6-Feb-2013(#8)
sailorneorune wrote:
> Fire Emblem: Awakening - DAMMITSTOPATTACKINGLISSA >_</10
>
> I'm enjoying it so far, and once again I will say Casual Mode is a
>

Man I want this game so bad. Won't be getting it till next week GameStop shipping delay or something. If it wasn't for artbook would get it elsewhere. Any idea if artbook and game or put together or come separately .
jagofulgore

6-Feb-2013(#9)
Capnwinky wrote:
> Dead Space 3 - PC
> ...

Thanks for the post about this one! I really want it after loving 1 + 2 but wasn't so sure at all. Might get this one after all ( and a price drop).
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7-Feb-2013(#10)
If the AI doesn't cut the crap, my copy might become available soon. I'm stuck on what is basically an escort/train-the-noob mission now. It's optional, btw.

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kilter
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7-Feb-2013(#11)
the unfinished swan --

this game is pretty brilliant and wholly original. it's hard to even talk about it w/o spoiling it, and talking about it wouldn't do it justice anyway. i seriously had no inkling about it before i started, and i'm glad it was that way. it's... sort of a puzzle platformer, if broken down to it's basics, but it's done in such a unique and refreshing way it's hard to pigeon hole it like that.

ultimately, it's not really my thing (though i did play through a dozen or so stages without being able to put down the controller)... but if you're into puzzle games that border on art, this is an easy recommendation.
Anxiouz
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7-Feb-2013(#12)
DCGX wrote:
> Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PlayStation Vita - 9/10
> I'd highly recommend this for
> anyone that owns a PS3 or a Vita. Plus the PS3 copies come with the
> Vita version.

I think this is one of it's biggest selling features. FINALLY a game that you can play on multiple systems for a single price. There has been cross-play stuff before like with Wipeout HD + Wipeout 2048 but you had to buy both before you could link them and get the HD expansions on the Vita. For Sly to come with PS3/Vita games at the same time is so freaking awesome!
kilter
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7-Feb-2013(#13)
Binary Domain -- i'm... not sure. i'm a bit burn out on gaming, and this isn't engaging me... but i've heard people say it's really good. anyone here know why? is it the story? because the 3rd party shooter mechanics aren't feeling particularly amazing to me so far.
Sean
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7-Feb-2013(#14)
kilter wrote:
> Binary Domain -- i'm... not sure. i'm a bit burn out on gaming,
> and this isn't engaging me... but i've heard people say it's really
> good. anyone here know why? is it the story? because the 3rd party
> shooter mechanics aren't feeling particularly amazing to me so far.

Big Bo.

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7-Feb-2013(#15)
kilter wrote:
> Binary Domain -- i'm... not sure. i'm a bit burn out on gaming,
> and this isn't engaging me... but i've heard people say it's really
> good. anyone here know why? is it the story? because the 3rd party
> shooter mechanics aren't feeling particularly amazing to me so far.

I hear a lot of people say it's a great game, and while no game should be fully judged by its demo alone, I played the demo when it first came out and the game was mediocre at best. I'm not sure where people are finding the greatness in it.



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Minty
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7-Feb-2013(#16)
The demo hardly does the game justice. Gameplay is average (though if you get skillful at shooting up certain robot parts, it's quite entertaining), but everything else is top-notch.
kevolones
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7-Feb-2013(#17)
I thought it was awesome. My brother however didnt like it. And he loves 3PS like Gears, Vanquish etc.

In any case, the characters are amazing and I really enjoyed the story and the choices etc.
Archer
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8-Feb-2013(#18)
Crusader Kings II - Where the fudge did the last 5 hours go / 10

This game is amazing. If you are into strategy games like Civ or Europa, this game is for you. You control a dude, not a country. You can be a Count, a Duke or a King to start. You then have to manage your land or county or empire. There is so much detail in this game. I love it.

As an example of how the game plays out. I started as the Count of a holding in Ireland. I got married, had two sons, oldest being my heir. I then had a daughter, and betrothed her to the son of a more power ruler (he held three titles) in Scotland. I then used my spy master to spread lies about the ruler of a neighboring county/holding. I also had him spread lies of my right to claim in that holding. After doing this for a few years he declares war on me. While we are at war my nephew comes to me and says, hey I have a claim to your other neighbor, lets join forces. So I agree. He helps take out this dude and in return I help him take out the other guy. Now I proclaim myself the duke of these three lands and I appoint my nephew the count of the land he wanted. Making him one of my vassals. I then point my wife's brother to rule over the other one. This makes her dad happy (I forgot to say she was the duchy of a small country in France) and he sends me troops to bolster my kingdom. Then after a few years of peace I get a message from the pope asking me to join a holy war/crusade. In return he promises wealth and claim in the holy roman empire. I agree set off with my army. I die 3 years into the battle. My my eldest son, my heir takes over. I am now playing as him. And now craps all messed up. People are revolting, there is a civil war. One of my old vassals is plotting an assassination on my son. This game is fudging bananas. And I love every second of it.

kevolones
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* 11-Feb-2013(#19)
Lord of the Rings: War in the North - Pretty good game. Combat is good. I liked the characters, specially liked conversing with NPCs Mass Effect style. Coop works really well online and its the best way to play the game. The AI does work fairly well for the most part, they heal you and defend you if you ask them to (when they can) but theres a limit to what the AI can do. If you need tactics...youre better off playing online coop. They also dont 'man' the turrets  * frown * . One thing worth noting is that theres a lot of information about Middle Earth in this game. I own several Tolkien books so Ive read must of this stuff already, but it was surprisingly brilliant how much info you can squeeze out of conversations. I believe theres even some stuff from the Silmarillion book in there, anyway I thought it was a sweet addition. On the bad side, I found the missions where too simplistic and way too long some times. More enemy variety wouldve been nice as well. For this genre its lacking a lot of stuff, but as a LOTR game it is pretty good. In fact I think this is the best LOTR game right now besides the LEGO one. It couldve been awesome if they had polished it more but its still fun to play and a good game overall.

Score: 7.5/10
veln
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12-Feb-2013(#20)
Archer wrote:
> Crusader Kings II - Where the fudge did the last 5 hours
> go / 10
>
> This game is amazing. If you are into strategy games like
> Civ or Europa, this game is for you. You control a dude,
> not a country. You can be a Count, a Duke or a King to start.
> You then have to manage your land or county or empire. There
> is so much detail in this game. I love it.
>
> As an example of how the game plays out. I started as the
> Count of a holding in Ireland. I got married, had two sons,
> oldest being my heir. I then had a daughter, and betrothed
> her to the son of a more power ruler (he held three titles)
> in Scotland. I then used my spy master to spread lies about
> the ruler of a neighboring county/holding. I also had him
> spread lies of my right to claim in that holding. After
> doing this for a few years he declares war on me. While
> we are at war my nephew comes to me and says, hey I have
> a claim to your other neighbor, lets join forces. So I agree.
> He helps take out this dude and in return I help him take
> out the other guy. Now I proclaim myself the duke of these
> three lands and I appoint my nephew the count of the land
> he wanted. Making him one of my vassals. I then point my
> wife's brother to rule over the other one. This makes her
> dad happy (I forgot to say she was the duchy of a small
> country in France) and he sends me troops to bolster my
> kingdom. Then after a few years of peace I get a message
> from the pope asking me to join a holy war/crusade. In return
> he promises wealth and claim in the holy roman empire. I
> agree set off with my army. I die 3 years into the battle.
> My my eldest son, my heir takes over. I am now playing as
> him. And now craps all messed up. People are revolting,
> there is a civil war. One of my old vassals is plotting
> an assassination on my son. This game is fudging bananas.
> And I love every second of it.
>
>

Downloaded the demo because of this post, looking forward to trying it.  * smile *
kilter
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12-Feb-2013(#21)
quantum conundrum --

about an hour in. if you dug Portal 2, you'll likely dig this. Instead of portals, you have 4 other powers, but otherwise it's very similar in terms of design. you're going through room after room with a jokey narrator, solving solidly designed puzzles. I've only unlocked a couple of the powers (effectively reduce and increase gravity) but there are two more to go and so far, so good.
Highly recommended.
Archer
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* 12-Feb-2013(#22)
veln wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> Crusader Kings II - Where the fudge did the last 5 hours
>> go / 10
>>
>> wall of text
>>
>
> Downloaded the demo because of this post, looking forward to trying
> it.  * smile *

I think you will like it, if you have ever played a Civ, or a similar type game and liked them.
However, be warned, the game can seem daunting at first. There is ton of stuff to learn, with not much explanation. There are some tutorials that show you stuff (most are disabled in the demo I think), and some pop up tips with vague explanations.

Even after going through all that stuff, the best way to learn the game is to just jump in it and go. The stuff I talked about in my first post was the first game I played. I am currently in my second, and I am King of Denmark. I am on my third linage (grandson of the guy I started with). That is whats cool about the game. You keep playing your linage as long as you have an heir with a claim to something, or control something. I just finished my 3rd holy crusade of Denmark and won. It took me 45 years to win the holy war, but I did it damn it. And I am about to die (in my 70s) and I have no sons. Only daughters. So I just changed my succession laws to elective monarchy, meaning my highest vassals (duchy and dukes) get to vote for the next heir. I had to do this as if I didn't my punk ass nephew would have taken over, and my game would probably end, as he would usurp my daughters lands. With it being elective he can not do this without causing a civil war. So I will abide my time until one of them had a son, and set a game plan to get him back on the throne. Meanwhile I have granted all the land and titles I can to my six daughters. Which gave voting rights to one of them. If I can maybe live long enough (another 10 years), I can change the succession to allow women to take rule of the kingdom and she would become queen. But I doubt I will live that long. Even if I don't die of old age, three vassals are plotting to assassinate me due to my law changes, and taking their titles/lands. Fudge this game is fantastic.

I also downloaded the Game of Thrones mod tonight, but didn't have time to try it out. Everyone says its pretty awesome. I can't wait to play that.

Game of Thrones mod video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ESCxHj4zJ8
Sean
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12-Feb-2013(#23)
I'm thinking about buying it myself, it's on sale on the Paradox Interactive's website, 55% off which makes it $18.

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veln
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12-Feb-2013(#24)
That sounds so crazy it's awesome lol. I Got it downloaded now, running through the tutorial.  * grin *
kilter
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12-Feb-2013(#25)
damn it, i totally sold my Crusader Kings 2 steam code because i confused it with Mount and Blade or something. Never thought i'd play it, but your descriptions certainly make it sound like i'd love it.

is it processor intensive? i rarely game on pc, but when i do it's on a laptop that likes to get hot if you look at it wrong.
Capnwinky
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12-Feb-2013(#26)
kilter wrote:
> quantum conundrum --
>
> about an hour in. if you dug Portal 2, you'll likely dig this. Instead
> of portals, you have 4 other powers, but otherwise it's very similar
> in terms of design. you're going through room after room with a jokey
> narrator, solving solidly designed puzzles. I've only unlocked a
> couple of the powers (effectively reduce and increase gravity) but
> there are two more to go and so far, so good.
> Highly recommended.

You really do enjoy some of the most awful games. It's one thing to say why you like a bad game (such as how I love Wanted and Terminator) but it's another to willingly recommend it to someone else.  * winking raspberry *

The controls are crap, the narratives are worse than a budget National Lampoon movie, and the puzzles are like sleeping pills. I don't know what anyone could see in this game...let alone have balls big enough to want their friends to play it. Unless you hate your friends.
kevolones
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12-Feb-2013(#27)
Talk about hate.
Capnwinky
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12-Feb-2013(#28)
kevolones wrote:
> Talk about hate.

Hate? You're the reason I bought sub time.
kevolones
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12-Feb-2013(#29)
I feel special
Archer
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12-Feb-2013(#30)
kilter wrote:
> damn it, i totally sold my Crusader Kings 2 steam code because i confused
> it with Mount and Blade or something. Never thought i'd play it,
> but your descriptions certainly make it sound like i'd love it.
>
> is it processor intensive? i rarely game on pc, but when i do it's
> on a laptop that likes to get hot if you look at it wrong.

Not sure, it only requires a P4 2.2, so I would assume not.
kilter
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12-Feb-2013(#31)
Alien Zombie Death -- been going through all the minis i got for free on PS+ over the years. This one's a gem. For the first 30 minutes, it controls odd (it works with the vita's analog stick, but is a bit better with the cross pad... but it's rare to play a game with the crosspad nowadays. But once you 'get' it, this is a quality arcade style game.

You're basically a dude in an arena platform, you can shoot in either direction, and you get swarmed by enemies and obstacles. Collect power ups, build a score multiplier, and don't get hit. Each stage has 8 medals to earn (usually score or kill related).

And once you get in the zone, the game is tight. Just really, really well designed from an arcade perspective.

Frank
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12-Feb-2013(#32)
Jak and Dexter PSN: I'm only a dent into it. Never played the Jak and Dexter series back in the PS2 days, and besides the PSP titles, I haven't played the main series. Really liking it so far. More traditional platforming than Ratchet & Clank. I look forward to continuing.

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12-Feb-2013(#33)
Dokapon Kingdom WII 8/10- I only played through game so far but it seems like it could get addicting for a short period of time or would be a great filler title to play inbetween games. Very strange game, never would have thought about mixing a board game with and rpg. Granted there are games like dungeons and dragons those are quite different from what I have seen. The only problem I see is that it might get repetitive, though I have not played it enough to know.
veln
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14-Feb-2013(#34)
Went ahead an bought the Crusader Kings II, spent 11 hours on a demo, so I think that warrants a purchase  * grin * . Archer, have you picked up any of the DLC for it?
Archer
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14-Feb-2013(#35)
Yeah, I bought the combo pack on steam, and then bought the rest after putting over 45 hours in the game. I have a few games going now. One using the standard vanilla, and one in using the Muslim DLC and a third using the game of thrones mod. I have not tried any of the others yet, the one for the Roman Empire or the Aztec invasion one. I am however looking forward to the new one coming out soon that lets you play as pagan.

I really need to get myself in check. I have been staying up way too late, getting sucked into this game.

One thing that is cool about the game. Lets say you've been playing for a hundred years as Ireland, and your tied of playing as Ireland, the next time you load a save up and it loads the map, you can click on anyone else and start playing as them from that point on. You can do this every time you load up a save. I found this by mistake today. I clicked on another country before clicking play, and it started the game as me playing them. So I went with it and made a note to keep that other save to go back to my original linage.

I wouldn't mind checking out the MP some time. It sounds like it would be insane. Up to 32 players at the same time. Seems like it would be hard to coordinate everyone having the same time to play all the time.
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14-Feb-2013(#36)
Recently picked up Sly on the Vita (so I could finally use it again, lol)... Really solid game...I was actually surprised how fun of an experience the game actually provided. Admittedly, I was never a big fan and didn't really play any of the previous installments, so I can't say whether or not they were all this enjoyable, but I've definitely been turned into one.



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14-Feb-2013(#37)
Mass Effect 3-Finally put some hours into this over the last week and beat it last night. Overall I enjoyed the game. I was playing on normal and the enemies gave me more of a challenge on certain levels than ME2. Hated the layout of the Normandy, after every mission walking through the empty tech lab then through a checkpoint scan just to get back to the bridge. I didn't understand the war map stuff, I mean I get the gist but by the final mission the readiness was only at 50%, I did quite a few side missions and maybe made some bad decisions because I only had 4 people on my crew by probably halfway through the game. I also apparently 'missed' several characters somehow like Thane and Miranda. Gonna give it a week and start up a new game. What's the deal with that DLC they released is that still free? I think it was like an alternate ending or something.
synthetic1
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14-Feb-2013(#38)
The Extended Cut ending is free, the actual campaign DLCs (3 of them I believe, From Ashes, Leviathan, Omega) cost money.
kilter
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* 14-Feb-2013(#39)
Binary Domain -- put some more time into this. what an oddity... it's a 3rd person shooter that feels like it's going to be subpar, but ends up being surprisingly good. lots of super-mech bosses. then there is a big rpg-like element -- you can do voice commands (using a controller or mic, though i prefer controller) to your team to order them around or complete conversations like, say, Mass Effect. doing well in battle or conversation adds to trust levels with each teammate. and you can spend credits to upgrade yourself or your team.

i'm nowhere near done this game, but i finally 'get' why people love it. i'm still not quite there yet, and somewhat turned off by the near-impossible platinum (without boosting, lots of time, and headaches)... but yea, it's growing on me. visually, it's subpar - it has the look of some Japanese action games like Yakuza that, despite solid gameplay, just feel/look clunkier (for lack of a better word) than AAA US games.
kevolones
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14-Feb-2013(#40)
I didnt try for the plat cuse it involved online/multiplayer gaming and I dont have interest in that. But I would certainly play the campaign again and get the rest of the trophies.
Sean
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14-Feb-2013(#41)
Sean wrote:
> I'm thinking about buying it myself, it's on sale on the Paradox Interactive's
> website, 55% off which makes it $18.
>
>

I should have waited, it's $9.99 on Steam today, FML.

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Minty
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14-Feb-2013(#42)
Crusader Kings II is on sale at Amazon all the time for under $10, and includes a ton of DLC.  * raspberry *

loztdogs wrote:
> I highly doubt you could afford me.
>
>
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14-Feb-2013(#43)
I've still been playing Lost Odyssey, finishing up the optional dungeons before I work on completing the game. I've also been putting my Super Game Boy to use with Qix, one of my favorite puzzle games of all time.
Sean
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14-Feb-2013(#44)
Minty wrote:
> Crusader Kings II is on sale at Amazon all the time for under $10,
> and includes a ton of DLC.  * raspberry *
>
>

Well crap... lol

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14-Feb-2013(#45)
I would have liked to have bought it for $9.99, but I think its well worth the $40 I paid for it.
kilter
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* 14-Feb-2013(#46)
i've seen it in cheap bundles (with various games) on amazon as well, though i realized i never play steam games so haven't been checking for any bundles lately.
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14-Feb-2013(#47)
Silent Hill: Book of Memories {PlayStation Vita} 5/10
This will no doubt be looked at as the black sheep of the Silent Hill series, and it deserves to be. But while it sucks as a Silent Hill game (even with the downward spiral in quality the series has taken in recent years), I did manage to have just a little bit of fun with it despite all the flaws. I mean, the story is crap, the puzzles are lame, the graphics are just bad, it's really repetitive (almost all of these kinds of games are) and be prepared to do a lot of backtracking. And the online community is dead but that's no surprise with the reviews it has been getting and the system it's on, so good luck in getting to play the game the way it was meant to be in co-op. I managed to get an hour or two worth of fun from the single player mode though but that's about it.


Far Cry {PC / Windows} 7/10
I played this when it first came out on the old Xbox. I didn't know back then (or maybe I was just in denial) that the Xbox version was just a crapty, watered down port and nowhere near what the PC players had gotten. I decided I wanted to play the "real" version of the game before moving on to FC2 and 3, and then I saw that this was free to play on PC for GameFly members. While I did end up beating the game, I eventually resorted to using cheats when I reached the point where I was just wanting the game to end already. The levels weren't super long or anything, I just felt that there were three or four too many.
Is the grisly reaper mowing?
veln
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14-Feb-2013(#48)
Lol yea I bought the CKII last night for 18.80, I figured that would be their 1 year release sale, then saw it on steam for 9.99. Still worth it, plus I got most of the dlc for 75% off  * grin *
kilter
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14-Feb-2013(#49)
i am fighting every urge to buy CK2.
veln
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14-Feb-2013(#50)
Do not fight, give in and be free.
Minty
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14-Feb-2013(#51)
Or wait for the next Amazon sale and buy it with all the DLC for $10.  * evil smile *

loztdogs wrote:
> I highly doubt you could afford me.
>
>
kevolones
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15-Feb-2013(#52)
Archer has turned everyone.  * surprise *
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Secret Santa
15-Feb-2013(#53)
I got Solar Striker for the Game Boy today, not the greatest shooter in the world but it's pretty fun.
ffman
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15-Feb-2013(#54)
Far Cry 3 - loving the variety of things to do. I've only completed the first few mandatory missions; after taking out the first required outpost, I've been doing a little exploring.

The perfectionist in me doesn't like parts of the game; I want to go in stealthy, but in new areas that is a little hard to do. Since I've gotten the Unheard achievement (clearing out an outpost undetected), I may open up my playstyle a little bit.
kilter
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15-Feb-2013(#55)
ffman wrote:
> Far Cry 3 - loving the variety of things to do. I've only completed
> the first few mandatory missions; after taking out the first required
> outpost, I've been doing a little exploring.
>
> The perfectionist in me doesn't like parts of the game; I want to
> go in stealthy, but in new areas that is a little hard to do. Since
> I've gotten the Unheard achievement (clearing out an outpost undetected),
> I may open up my playstyle a little bit.

it's definitely harder in later camps -- you really need to watch them for awhile and wait for it. also, some advanced skills help (for example, i think there's one that lets you drag bodies after knife kills or something).

sniping animal cages also helps. i stealthed most camps just because i enjoyed it more.
ffman
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15-Feb-2013(#56)
One of my favorite parts in Far Cry 2 involved fire. I saw a small camp below me with tons of brush. I tossed a molotov down and BOOM, enemies taken care of.
Archer
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15-Feb-2013(#57)
One of the best parts of that game involves a flame thrower and dub step.
Archer
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15-Feb-2013(#58)
kevolones wrote:
> Archer has turned everyone.  * surprise *

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3D7Y_ycSms
Capnwinky
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15-Feb-2013(#59)
Archer wrote:
> kevolones wrote:
>> Archer has turned everyone.  * surprise *
>

I seriously think that's my favorite part in the whole show.


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Ashleyriot1991

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15-Feb-2013(#60)
Please don't judge off my puncation skills

Persona 4- 9.5/10
This game is absolutely amazing I'm about 40 hours into it and the combat,socializing,cut scenes and just about everything is near perfection. I get so caught up in the story that I really feel like I'm living it anywhere from playing basketball with kou and understanding his depression of being adopted and growing up with a Strong traditional family that forbids extra circular activities and seeing him grow into his own man and all the way to growing a faint bond with your younger cousin into a stronger bond making it more of a brother sister relationship and knowing how strong she is from losing someone in her life and cooking and being alone most of the days.
Combat blows me away with everything from the switching personas,crtitical hits,party members taking deadly blows for you and the combo moves are just awesome.
All in all its just amazing game even when you first turn it on with the opening theme you just know its about to be a special game and in my opinion it's one of the best.
Sorry if this post sucked I don't really write reviews or essays so forgive my wording and punctuation skills I just want you to give it a shot :)
Archer
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15-Feb-2013(#61)
Ashleyriot1991 wrote:
> Please don't judge off my puncation skills
>
> Persona 4- 9.5/10
> This game is absolutely amazing I'm about 40 hours into it and the
> combat,socializing,cut scenes and just about everything is near perfection.
> I get so caught up in the story that I really feel like I'm living
> it anywhere from playing basketball with kou and understanding his
> depression of being adopted and growing up with a Strong traditional
> family that forbids extra circular activities and seeing him grow
> into his own man and all the way to growing a faint bond with your
> younger cousin into a stronger bond making it more of a brother sister
> relationship and knowing how strong she is from losing someone in
> her life and cooking and being alone most of the days.
> Combat blows me away with everything from the switching personas,crtitical
> hits,party members taking deadly blows for you and the combo moves
> are just awesome.
> All in all its just amazing game even when you first turn it on with
> the opening theme you just know its about to be a special game and
> in my opinion it's one of the best.
> Sorry if this post sucked I don't really write reviews or essays so
> forgive my wording and punctuation skills I just want you to give
> it a shot :)
>

Are you playing the PS2 or PSVita version?
Regardless, the game is fantastic.
Ashleyriot1991

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15-Feb-2013(#62)
Ps2 a of now currently stuck in the arcade dungeon keeping getting one hit lol
Anxiouz
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15-Feb-2013(#63)
Started Sly Cooper 4 (PS3) tonight. Way, way, way awesome...like an homage to Sly 1 fans. Totally in love so far, but only a level or two in. The 3D is awesome and hearing the same voices has been really cool. A+ so far.

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Capnwinky
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15-Feb-2013(#64)
Ashleyriot1991 wrote:
> Please don't judge off my puncation skills
>
> Persona 4- 9.5/10
> This game is absolutely amazing I'm about 40 hours into it and the
> combat,socializing,cut scenes and just about everything is near perfection.
> I get so caught up in the story that I really feel like I'm living
> it anywhere from playing basketball with kou and understanding his
> depression of being adopted and growing up with a Strong traditional
> family that forbids extra circular activities and seeing him grow
> into his own man and all the way to growing a faint bond with your
> younger cousin into a stronger bond making it more of a brother sister
> relationship and knowing how strong she is from losing someone in
> her life and cooking and being alone most of the days.
> Combat blows me away with everything from the switching personas,crtitical
> hits,party members taking deadly blows for you and the combo moves
> are just awesome.
> All in all its just amazing game even when you first turn it on with
> the opening theme you just know its about to be a special game and
> in my opinion it's one of the best.
> Sorry if this post sucked I don't really write reviews or essays so
> forgive my wording and punctuation skills I just want you to give
> it a shot :)
>

To anyone who has played these two -

I've yet to play 4 but I'm playing 3 right now on the PSP (vita) and I really like it although it's pretty cheese sometimes. How does the 4th one on Vita compare to part 3?

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Sean
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15-Feb-2013(#65)
My god.. I can't wrap my head around Crusader Kings II... I'm the worst Duke ever.

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kilter
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* 15-Feb-2013(#66)
i really, really want to love Persona because I totally dig the combat... but the social part of the game drives me up a wall. i seriously feel like if i don't use a guide i'm doing something terribly wrong, and if i do use a guide i'm letting someone else play for me. no win situation. i think i just don't like missables in my rpgs or something. or teen angst.

that said? i still think the game is tremendous.
Archer
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15-Feb-2013(#67)
Sean wrote:
> My god.. I can't wrap my head around Crusader Kings II... I'm the
> worst Duke ever.
>
>

What are you having issues with? I had a hard time at first too.
veln
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15-Feb-2013(#68)
Yea, my first 4 dynasties ended very quick  * grin * . Doing pretty well right now, started as the king of Scotland with only about half of Scotland, now I've got most of Scotland and part of Ireland. England is under Norwegian control atm, but it is mine next, then I will crush France!

I am having way too much fun with this game.  * grin *

It is a lot easier to get used to the game with a kingdom though, I kept trying to start smaller, but couldn't get going.
Sean
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16-Feb-2013(#69)
Archer wrote:
> Sean wrote:
>> My god.. I can't wrap my head around Crusader Kings II... I'm the
>> worst Duke ever.
>>
>>
>
> What are you having issues with? I had a hard time at first too.

Just the amount of menus, I've been through the tutorial and watched some videos of it being played, it's just so overwhelming, I'm sure I'll get the hang of it though, I'm just don't have to time to put 100% into it right now, got like 5 other games I'm playing currently.

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veln
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16-Feb-2013(#70)
There is a video on steam with the crazy French guy narrating it that explains it decently.
Sean
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16-Feb-2013(#71)
I watched the Giant Bomb quick look and thought I had a pretty good grasp of the game, I guess not lol.

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Archer
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* 16-Feb-2013(#72)
You should watch some of the other videos. Dave doesn't do that good of a job explaining the depth of the game and the menus in that quick look. Although that is not his fault. He only had so much time to explain so much. Also try playing through all the tutorials.

And playing as a king is much easier as veln said. But, it can also be an ever bigger burned if you are not aware of everything you are doing. For instance, I have been playing the game as a king for at least 30-35 hours. I just now found out about a bunch of stuff tonight, that would have made what I was doing so much easier. For example, you should not be a tyrannical butt-hole and steal everyone's dutchy titles. If you let them keep their dutchy and let them govern their little bits of land, they will love the crap out of you, and you have such an easier time getting levies for armies and taxes.

And some tips for being a duke, always war with your king. If your king goes to war, raise your army and fight, otherwise he will be a dick to you and that could end up making things really hard. Try to grab as much land as you can by claims, and then press in war. Use your spymaster and chancellors to make false claims in neighboring areas. Then once they do go to war with them and take the land. If you expand this way, when you go to war, the chance of you fighting their allies is way less. It will be one on one 90% of the time. And as long as you have around 1000 troops, you can win that war 9 out of 10 times. Also make sure you have a young wife, so you can have lots of children. Set your ambition to having a daughter. This will make your odds of having one 66%. You want to have a few to marry off. This makes allies, and gives claims. But you also want to have at least one son. Otherwise your game will end when you die.

Also, if you're interested I wrote up something for my current game on GB. Its kind of a long read though, so be warned. Its not tips or anything, just me regurgitating what I have experienced.
veln
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16-Feb-2013(#73)
One thing I haven't quite figured out, is it possible to take more than one county at a time in a single war?
Archer
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16-Feb-2013(#74)
veln wrote:
> One thing I haven't quite figured out, is it possible to take more
> than one county at a time in a single war?

That depends on the war.
If it is not your war, you can not take anything. Meaning, if you are a duke and your king goes to war, or you accept the call for help of an ally.
If you are pressing a claim for just the one county, that is all you can take in that war if you win.
If you press a claim to a kingdom or dutchy, you take all the land in that kingdom dutchy when the war ends, if you win.
If you press your own holy war, you take what ever you control when you win.
If you join a holy war declared by the pope, you take what you win when that war ends. If you are the one who captures or kills the ruler the pope declared war on, you gain everything that ruler had (but you also have to declare war on them, you do not do this automatically when the pope does).

The last one is by far the worst I have found. Because this is usually in a very far off land from where you start. And it is fudging impossible to hold that land. You either have to take a year to get troops there, or you have to keep an army raise, costing you money and pissing off your vassals. From Denmark to Jerusalem it takes 11 months for an army to march between then. I lost that crap before I could even get there. Its also best to stay out of the popes holy war unless you have a lot of money and a huge army. otherwise just ingore it. And if you go on your own holy war, do it against pagans, not Muslims. Pagans are easier to beat, small armies. Muslims have huge armies and will drain you. All the pagan lands are in the east.
Sean
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16-Feb-2013(#75)
Need for Speed Most Wanted (PC) - This is the best racing game I have played since Forza 1, the graphics are amazing the Easy drive system of on the fly menus and customization is brilliant, the games just feels perfect. Is there a thread for Origin usernames? I need some people on my Autolog! By the way this game is $25 on Origin right now, I highly recommend it.

DmC Devil May Cry (PC) - Played about and hour so far and I'm super impressed, never was a fan of the original DMC games but I'm loving this one.

Dead Space 3 (PC) - Got about an hour into it, it feels and plays like a Dead Space game which to me is just fine. It's still a tense game but it doesn't seem as scary.

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veln
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16-Feb-2013(#76)
Archer wrote:


Ahh I get it now, I was still thinking of it like all wars meant I kept attacking until I defeat the ruler.
Minty
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16-Feb-2013(#77)
DmC: Devil May Cry PC / Windows - 7/10

Looks great, sounds excellent with a great soundtrack, and plays well, but doesn't really feel like a DMC game (and not as responsive either). It's a bit too easy to juggle and pull off super lengthy aerial combos, and combat doesn't feel very satisfying in general. Colored enemies that require a specific weapon group to harm are annoying and seriously hamper whatever combo potential the game has at those moments. Voice acting and animations vary from decent to good, but they're hampered by godawful writing. The tryhard attempts at being cool and edgy while also expecting you to take it seriously is a bit tiresome, as well.

Overall, an alright action game if you can stomach the writing.

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> I highly doubt you could afford me.
>
>
Archer
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16-Feb-2013(#78)
veln wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>
>
> Ahh I get it now, I was still thinking of it like all wars meant I
> kept attacking until I defeat the ruler.

You still have to keep fighting them, enough to get your war score high enough so they surrender terms. But once they do, you only get what you pressed a claim for. And even if you kill them while pressing for a one county, you still do not take over their kingdom, their heir does. Unless you pressed for the kingdom.
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16-Feb-2013(#79)
Frank wrote:
> Jak and Dexter PSN: I'm only a dent into it. Never played
> the Jak and Dexter series back in the PS2 days, and besides
> the PSP titles, I haven't played the main series. Really
> liking it so far. More traditional platforming than Ratchet
> & Clank. I look forward to continuing.

That would be totally sweet. Jak and Dexter. Jak runs around finiding little egg things.... and Dexter kills the psycho serial killers in the game.

Oh wait.



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Lino
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
16-Feb-2013(#80)
Skyrim: Dragonborn (PS3) -- 7/10

More of the same. New items and armor, new enemies on a new, large island. Worth the extra $10 cuz it feels like a new game with a real villain.

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