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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby chrismachine » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:08 am

I am really loving BC3 right now. Except the static motif during ALL menu selections.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby IanC » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:10 pm

I am replaying A Link to the Past, after going to the Zelda concert last week (which was awesome BTW)
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Zombie Protestor » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:10 pm

My wife has turned out to be a bigger gamer than I, and so I've been looking stuff up for her while she plays a few titles. It's like playing them myself that way. Anyway, she just finished F.E.A.R. 3, which unlike a lot of other sequel games we've tried, does not make any sense whatsoever if you haven't played any of the prior titles in the series. She's playing through L.A. Noire now, which despite people telling me that it's not a fun game, is kind of fun so far.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Dusk » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:53 pm

PRE-LOADING SKYRIM FOR 13 HOURS NOW

Batman Arkham City is the first game I have played for years that has had game-breaking issues that have forced me to put it back in the cupboard.
I loved the first game and I loved what I got to play of this one, but ffffffffffffffff.
I was in contact with Warner Bros support about this and while they fixed one problem (The Catwoman downloadable content code that came with my new game was coming up as "already redeemed", so they gave me a new code.) the constant shut down and returning me to the dashboard has no real solution as yet.
They told me to install the game to my hard drive, but I have an oldish Xbox with sweet FA hard disk space, so that's not an option. So.. so bad so sad.
Another game to add to my "unfinished" pile. I'm going to have so much to do when I retire.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby fanelian » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:30 pm

I can't get past the... first mission on the last district of Infamous. It's really frustrating how... uncapable I am.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Zombie Protestor » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:43 pm

inFamous or inFamous 2?

Apparently we missed the release of another New Vegas DLC and decided to buy it, which is good as I had been intending to pick up New Vegas again. I was ready to finish the game, having the last quest to go to Hoover Dam in my questlog but having more fun doing sidequests and sniping ghouls from a mile off. ED-E and Boone FTW.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Zombie Protestor » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:11 pm

We checked out Skyrim (aka Fallout: Medieval) today to try out. The shopkeeper is okay with you taking everything in the shop but NOT THAT BOWL OF SALT. I DRAW THE LINE at that bowl. It's kind of weird playing it so far.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Judas Maccabeus » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:17 pm

Zombie Protestor wrote:We checked out Skyrim (aka Fallout: Medieval) today to try out. The shopkeeper is okay with you taking everything in the shop but NOT THAT BOWL OF SALT. I DRAW THE LINE at that bowl. It's kind of weird playing it so far.


Hey, salt was a big deal in the middle ages. :P Though the rest in the store should probably be a big deal too.

Now if only my copy would finally come so I could get at it myself. Of the game, I mean, not a bowl of salt.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Dusk » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:11 pm

SKYRIM

Yes, very Fallouty. Even the "you have a new quest drum noise" is still the same.
The variety of faces and voices has definitely improved and water and smoke/fog effects are cool.. but there are a lot of promised "advancements" that didn't really deliver as far as I'm concerned.
Dual-wielding, switching to spells, changing weapons is still annoying. The "favourites menu" seems like a particularly lame way to do things within an RPG.
The quests so far (I'm only level 9 or something) feel very similar to Oblivion. It's not like I don't care about some Nordic couple's marital issues, or that I mind being a medieval courier.. I just want more from my fake life, please.

[spoilers]Killing the first dragon and the reaction of the guards was cool. Taking off with a mob of villagers to kill a coven of vampires was fun, then funny, then disappointing.[/spoilers]

So yeah, good but not fantastic.. so far. The biggest problem is that I can't find the time to play it. SIGH ICON
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Zombie Protestor » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:57 pm

Saw a clip on youtube that shows you the easy way to steal things from a shop. Grab a bucket/pail/pot and lift it and place it over the shopkeeper's head. He'll keep it there and you can steal everything as he cannot see you.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Dusk » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:30 am

Yes, we're allll friends with Jemry. :p

SKYRIM

I has house and housecarl. I wish I had a houselenny, but this will do.
It's amazing how different my experience has been when compared with some friends. The main quest seems to be rather small and independent of whatever else you want to do. Which is cool, I suppose.
I'm tired of climbing mountains and snow, though. My least favourite levels in games are the ice levels, so the whole game is kind of unsettling.
Tactics during battle have become much more important. Where before I could bluff and bluster my way through a boss fight, I now have to survey the area and think before I kill.
It's great how random and ridiculous some of the spawns can be while traveling around.
Now to play more..
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby giantsfan97 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:09 am

I am enjoying Skyrim quite a bit. I have this lady following me around from some mining camp I stumbled upon. She wanted to go on adventures and BOY SHE DIDNT KNOW WHAT SHE WAS GETTING INTO. I let her go around getting murdered while I sit back and shoot arrows. We entered a cave full of witches and she nearly peed her pants from fright.

The game has gotten really easy lately now that my sneak skill is good and I kill most enemies before they see me or get within melee range. I guess that's pretty realistic though since earlier in the game I would put an arrow in some dude's head before he knew I was there and he would skill chase me down and kill me.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby MysticalDescent » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:46 am

So, while the rest of the world is playing Skyrim, here's a review of the DLCs for Fallout: New Vegas, which I've just finished working through:

Dead Money: 7/10 - I like the story, but I'm not so much for the gameplay. Given that you're dumped in the middle of a casino with no equipment, including rad-away and stimpaks, the ghost people who make up the bulk of the enemies seem a touch too difficult, as they're tougher than anything I found in the Mojave. I fought them and won all the same, but it's a bit of a pain when you've got no ammo, no stimpaks and one gun that's in really, really, really bad condition. Fun highlights include glitching the game in order to exit the vault at the end with 34 gold bars, handily bypassing the moral of the story about lust for wealth. I don't think this would have got as high a mark if it without the storyline. Then again, it was challenging at least.

Honest Hearts: 6/10 - it's interesting to see the tribal nature that America apparently descends into following the war and also fairly interesting to find out what happens to Joshua Graham. The storyline for this one just isn't that great though. It would have been nice to see New Canaan, but that got wiped out a while back, so nothing doing there. You get to take your own stuff with you, so there's no shortage of ammo, guns, armour etc, as in Dead Money. However, once you're there, you're stuck there until the end of the game and once you've gone, you can't come back. Dead Money is the same. I don't really like that very much. I like to collect absolutely everything that I can find in a location that might be unique to an area without having to worry about whether or not I'll be over encumbered two quests later. These things work better if you either have a proper base, or you can get back to the main map. If you're the sort of person to worry about this kind of thing, I suppose the fact that it sometimes rains in this place means that Fallouts 3 and New Vegas suddenly don't make a lot of sense. You never, ever see it rain in Fallout 3, or in New Vegas, but there are bodies of water all over the place so you assume that rain does actually happen, you just don't see it. Apparently the nuclear holocaust stops all rain and prevents bodies of water evaporating away.

Old World Blues: 9/10 - This one is definitely my favourite. It's funny, you get your own base with safe containers, merchants and doctors, there's an interesting back story to the place and a whole subplot running through it as well. It's good. It's enjoyable, even.

Lonesome Road: 6/10 - It's alright, but it's really not the great, dramatic climax to the game it was billed as. A small settlement was starting up in a town with lots of nuclear warheads underneath it, thanks to the player's character maintaining trade links with the NCR through his courier work. A man in Caesar's Legion called Ulysses likes this place. Then the courier delivers a package that sets off all the warheads and blows up the settlement, making Ulysses unhappy. He therefore brings the courier to the place to show him that he's going to fire a nuclear missile at the NCR. You do get to go home and then come back again whenever you feel like it, which is good. I do like it, but it's not a brilliant finale.

Gun Runners' Arsenal: 4/10 - The new guns are all expensive and sold by merchants, so you don't find them in the wasteland anywhere, and if you don't get it until the end of the game, a large chunk of the challenges will be impossible anyway.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby IanC » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:49 pm

Who gives a fork about Skyrim. Skyward Sword is where its at.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby ntw3001 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:32 pm

You people should all be playing Sequence, like me.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Skimba » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:41 pm

I think you all should get back to work!
And stay off my lawn.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Binkatron5000 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:19 pm

I finally got myself a computer! IT'S SO AWESOME. MAXIMUM GRAPHICS.

Anyways so that means I am late to the Skyrim boat. I just started playing this past weekend. That's all I did on the weekend, except maybe eat and poop a little. SO MUCH FUN

I concur about the whole not-liking-ice-levels thing though. I get sick of the snow and ice and mountains, especially because it's alreadt so snowy and icy in real life.

The thing I find the most annoying is how your travel companions GET IN THE WAY ALL THE TIME, AND GET LOST SO EASILY. Come on you idiot, do I have to show you how to turn a corner or navigate a corridor? It's easy, just WALK. But not in front of my fireballs kthx.

Other than that, YES GOOD FUN. I like getting into drinking contests and subsequently smashing up temples and proposing to random people.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Skimba » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:00 pm

Eri...I mean, catass, recently bought a gamecube at a friend's garage sale. It came with around 20 games or so. What I have learned:
Although adorable, Jiggly Puff is not a very good fighter.
Donkey Kong, on the other end, is a great fighter.
Mario has problems aiming a water gun/cannon thing. (This may be partial user error.)
I strongly dislike using the round joystick thingy.
Luigi likes to hump furniture when he is scared.
It is possible to murder over 30 womp rats in 20 seconds.
I strongly dislike using the round joystick thingy.
Pitfall Harry relieves himself in pools of water as he gains life, likes to scratch his butt, does "The Running Man" when bored and falls off vines a lot (also maybe partial user error.)
I strongly dislike using the round joystick thingy.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby James » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:03 pm

Skimba wrote:Although adorable, Jiggly Puff is not a very good fighter.

Under certain circumstances which I never fathomed, that sleep move of his can knock enemies into space. It's weird.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Dusk » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:11 pm

Binkatron5000 wrote:Other than that, YES GOOD FUN. I like getting into drinking contests and subsequently smashing up temples and proposing to random people.

Probably my favourite part so far. Shitting myself when I stole the goat back off the giant was also most amusing.

SKYRIM

Ohhh god I've hardly done anything, yet I've been playing it for so long. My Collector's Edition of Skyward Sword with the fancy pantsy golden controller is sitting in the bottom of my wardrobe while I continue to chop wood and smith steel daggers.
I got some glass gloves yesterday. Sexy.
I've also worked on my archery skill, which makes things much more fun.
More annoying skeletons in the catacombs? No problem. Arrow. Explodey!

Way too many loose ends to tie up, though.. which means this will probably end up being another unfinished game.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby ntw3001 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:25 pm

James wrote:
Skimba wrote:Although adorable, Jiggly Puff is not a very good fighter.

Under certain circumstances which I never fathomed, that sleep move of his can knock enemies into space. It's weird.


You have to get it just right. I can't do it. Jigglypuff is dicks.

Jigglypuff is actually apparently pretty good if you're good at the game. I'm not sure why. Something to do with being able to fly and punch so people can't get back to the stage.

Skimba, I recommend Captain Falcon, Zelda or Mr. Game & Watch. They're my top three. If you use Zelda's down+B, you're a bad person because she stops being Zelda and that is wrong. OH BOY I LOVE SMASH BROS so much

If you should come across Smash Bros. Brawl and you play Captain Falcon though, you're going to be furious. They have done terrible things to him.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby EvilJekyll » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:26 pm

Falcon PUNCH! I like Roy/Marth. Pikachu is fun if you get the hang of him.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby EsBe » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:13 am

SHOW ME YOUR MOVES!

But Falco and Gannondorf are my boys.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby Skimba » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:55 am

ntw3001 wrote:Skimba, I recommend Captain Falcon, Zelda or Mr. Game & Watch. They're my top three. If you use Zelda's down+B, you're a bad person because she stops being Zelda and that is wrong. OH BOY I LOVE SMASH BROS so much

If you should come across Smash Bros. Brawl and you play Captain Falcon though, you're going to be furious. They have done terrible things to him.

I believe that is what it is called, because I did play Capt. Falcon (I had no idea who he was :oops: ) and he kicked some ass (hitting random buttons).
There are 2 or 3 Zelda games. I have not played with any of them yet.
There's also 3 or 4 sking/snowboarding games which, most likely, will go unplayed. Although there was one snowboarding game for a Nintendo something that a friend had (in the mid 90's) that was fun because I liked the half-pipe.

It's really a random mix of games. My plan for this evening is to have Luigi fork more haunted house furniture and maybe vacuum some ghosts.
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Re: Video Game Stuff

Postby ntw3001 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:02 pm

Skimba wrote:Capt. Falcon (I had no idea who he was :oops: )


Neither did I; my first encounter with him was in the first Smash Bros. The same with Samus and Ness.

Turns out he's from the F-Zero series, which is a futuristic hovercars-on-hovertracks racer. Captain Falcon's backstory is basically 'Like Sebastian Vettel, but also a space bounty hunter and his arch-nemesis is in the race too for some reason'. In Smash Bros. we learned that his bounty-hunting technique heavily involves punching fire at people.

By the way I do not strongly recommend F-Zero GX (the Gamecube version). It ain't atrocious, but the n64 game was better so it was a disappointment.
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