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Ernis
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From: Estonia

  27.05.2014 at 22:30
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.05.2014 at 22:21

Written by Ernis on 27.05.2014 at 22:18

Silent Hill 3 is one of the main games I've been playing these days. For me it's the best of all the instalments of the franchise that I've played. My current goal is to go for a ten star runthrough.

More than 2? Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed 3, but mostly as it was a continuation of the story from 1. As a game it didn't exactly push the boundaries and I thought Silent Hill 2 had the better cast, story and locations.


I understand you. I also liked the story of Silent Hill 2. I might not have enjoyed it to the fullest because of the glitches I experienced throughout the game.
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Slayer666

Posts: 2466

Age: 21
From: Serbia

  28.05.2014 at 11:12
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.05.2014 at 23:13

Transistor has just been released. Looks quite good. Hoping it's better than Bastion which left me quite bored. Thankfully it looks like it has a very deep combat system.


Hm, from what I've seen on YouTube, combat system is the only thing not selling it to me. The ambient, the music, the atmosphere etc. all look pretty great, but combat just looks boring.

Can't really trust videos of someone else playing, though, so I'll try it.

In other news, finally got around to playing (and completing) Bioshock Infinite. Was pretty nice, great story with a mindfuck ending, setting, Elizabeth was cool and Columbia was a very interesting place to explore.

The only thing that bugged me was that, compared to the first Bioshock game, combat is much less strategic and much more Call of Duty-ish. Out of 9 Vigors, I only regularly used 3. The action is too frantic and disallows the kind of strategy, planning and interaction with environment that was necessary in the first game in order not to get your ass whopped. Not that it isn't fun, it's just that it felt rushed and could have been much more than it is.
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Defunct

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Age: 32
From: UK

  28.05.2014 at 12:11
Written by Slayer666 on 28.05.2014 at 11:12

Hm, from what I've seen on YouTube, combat system is the only thing not selling it to me. The ambient, the music, the atmosphere etc. all look pretty great, but combat just looks boring.


Well you're basically given the option of playing the game in real-time like an action RPG, or using a VATS-like planning system. Both work really well and have their advantages / disadvantages.
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IronAngel

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Age: 27
From: Finland

  28.05.2014 at 14:35
I'm considering getting the XCOM Complete pack, with the latest game and expansion plus two DLCs. It's 15 on Steam. But it's only 50% off, and I am fairly hopeful it will be -75% sometime this year. Right now I have so many games waiting to be played that I wouldn't get around to it, so I should probably wait for a better sale. I would really like a pack with all the games in the franchise, though.

Also, why the fuck is Jade Empire never on sale. Not paying 15 for a nine-year-old game.
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Defunct

Posts: 18186

Age: 32
From: UK

  28.05.2014 at 14:48
Written by IronAngel on 28.05.2014 at 14:35

I'm considering getting the XCOM Complete pack, with the latest game and expansion plus two DLCs. It's 15 on Steam. But it's only 50% off, and I am fairly hopeful it will be -75% sometime this year. Right now I have so many games waiting to be played that I wouldn't get around to it, so I should probably wait for a better sale. I would really like a pack with all the games in the franchise, though.

Also, why the fuck is Jade Empire never on sale. Not paying 15 for a nine-year-old game.

I haven't played the earlier XCOM games, but the new one sucked a solid week out of my life. Really excellent game. Haven't played the re-release version of the game with added stuff however.
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Dima

Posts: 1341

Age: 22
From: Australia

  28.05.2014 at 16:34
Well I've played a bit of Watch Dogs and the driving mechanics are aids inducing. The unnecessary wheel spin, the ridiculous turning circles, the obnoxious sudden jump in acceleration from a stationary position....I swear it feels the protagonist has a Tic disorder or something...
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Mattybu

Posts: 2565
From: Canada

  29.05.2014 at 20:17
I finiggled around online a bit and found out why my copy of Pokemon Gold I got at a garage sale wasn't saving. Apparently those gameboy games have an internal battery of some kind that runs out and won't be able to hold on to the save files after a certain amount of time. The weird thing is that my copy of Pokemon Yellow from when I was a VERY young child still works and saves fine, and that game's NA release was slightly before Gold version. The good thing is that Heartgold came out a while ago and I at least got to rekindle the flame with that (excellent) game.

I think I am going to try A Link to the Past again soon. It will be a crippling blow to my manhood/intelligence if I end up getting stuck and quitting again.
Dima

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Age: 22
From: Australia

  30.05.2014 at 05:36
BEAST SOULS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0YvHBxv-3Y
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Defunct

Posts: 18186

Age: 32
From: UK

  30.05.2014 at 13:08
Written by Dima on 30.05.2014 at 05:36

BEAST SOULS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0YvHBxv-3Y

Looks a bit... last gen.
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Dima

Posts: 1341

Age: 22
From: Australia

  30.05.2014 at 14:41
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 30.05.2014 at 13:08

Written by Dima on 30.05.2014 at 05:36

BEAST SOULS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0YvHBxv-3Y

Looks a bit... last gen.


ye...would have been sick if the leaves moved as he backstepped at 0:11
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Defunct

Posts: 18186

Age: 32
From: UK

  30.05.2014 at 14:44
Written by Dima on 30.05.2014 at 14:41


ye...would have been sick if the leaves moved as he backstepped at 0:11

Yeah gotta love some sweet PhysX. Still, it's early days and the quality of that video was really poor so I'm sure it'll be fine.

The thing that worries me are the rumours of it being a PS4 exclusive. That would be a pretty massive donkey punch to Xbone and PC users.
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Dima

Posts: 1341

Age: 22
From: Australia

  30.05.2014 at 14:56
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 30.05.2014 at 14:44




Ye, and there's a decent chance it'll turn out to be an exclusive since the rights are owned by Sony. I'd also like to see a Ps4 Beast Souls edition. The game should turn out well though because MIYAZAKI!
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Dima

Posts: 1341

Age: 22
From: Australia

  30.05.2014 at 18:19
I highly recommend this. Starts off slow but it gets good. http://adarkroom.doublespeakgames.com/
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Vombatus
Potorro

Posts: 1895
From: Belgium

  30.05.2014 at 22:42
That adarkroom thing was interesting. I liked building the village and wished they developped it furthur, coz the explorating part was not too nice.... I got bored fast with that.
Dima

Posts: 1341

Age: 22
From: Australia

  02.06.2014 at 07:09
Lel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dHz4nYCDdM
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IronAngel

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Age: 27
From: Finland

  02.06.2014 at 11:32
Haha, I feel for him. That shitty menu always open!
Angelic Storm
Melodious

Posts: 6675
From: UK

  02.06.2014 at 14:08
Written by IronAngel on 28.05.2014 at 14:35
Also, why the fuck is Jade Empire never on sale. Not paying 15 for a nine-year-old game.


Wow, I still own that game for the original Xbox. I would certainly advise checking it out if you can, as it is amazing.

I'm not sure what I'm going to play next, but it's either Watch Dogs, or Child Of Light...
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Defunct

Posts: 18186

Age: 32
From: UK

  04.06.2014 at 19:39
Dark Souls II DLC. First of three.

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Uldreth

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Age: 22
From: Hungary
  05.06.2014 at 15:34
To League of Legends fans out there - apparantly Pentakill is a real thing now .

Dima

Posts: 1341

Age: 22
From: Australia

  05.06.2014 at 15:34
I'm most looking forward to the snow DLC, which I think is the final one. It's gonna take A LOT to surpass the Prepare to Die DLC.
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Dima

Posts: 1341

Age: 22
From: Australia

  06.06.2014 at 03:38
THE WITCHER 3!

I don't know who it is, but whoever chooses/makes the soundtrack for these trailers deserves a raise. That's 2 trailers in a row where the music itself sold me.
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IronAngel

Posts: 4583

Age: 27
From: Finland

  06.06.2014 at 09:35
Pre-order it on GOG.com and you get a copy of Neverwinter Nights for free! Absolutely worth it, the latter's the best (only) real online RPG ever. That is, a game with actual RP in it. (You need to ask GOG for multiplayer CD keys, though.)
Dima

Posts: 1341

Age: 22
From: Australia

  06.06.2014 at 14:30
Written by IronAngel on 06.06.2014 at 09:35

Pre-order it on GOG.com and you get a copy of Neverwinter Nights for free! Absolutely worth it, the latter's the best (only) real online RPG ever. That is, a game with actual RP in it. (You need to ask GOG for multiplayer CD keys, though.)


Considering this game is gonna take about 100 hours to complete and not to mention replayed multiple times, there will be no time for Neverwinter!
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Ilham
Giant robot

Posts: 5069

Age: 27
From: Canada

  06.06.2014 at 15:52
E3 madness. I won't follow it. You guys will tell me what games I'll hear about for years but most likely never be able to buy. The prices are so much higher than what I remember. And I had to buy them at import prices. It's really not affordable for everyone now. 60$. Christ. I think it's going to be piratebay for most of them.

Mass Effect, 2008, 20$. They're out of their minds.
Dima

Posts: 1341

Age: 22
From: Australia

  06.06.2014 at 16:41
Written by Ilham on 06.06.2014 at 15:52

E3 madness. I won't follow it. You guys will tell me what games I'll hear about for years but most likely never be able to buy. The prices are so much higher than what I remember. And I had to buy them at import prices. It's really not affordable for everyone now. 60$. Christ. I think it's going to be piratebay for most of them.

Mass Effect, 2008, 20$. They're out of their minds.


The steam summer sale coming up should interested you then Mass Effect 1 and 2 will probs be discounted to $5 each
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Ilham
Giant robot

Posts: 5069

Age: 27
From: Canada

  06.06.2014 at 17:30
Written by Dima on 06.06.2014 at 16:41

The steam summer sale coming up should interested you then Mass Effect 1 and 2 will probs be discounted to $5 each


Of course there are the sales, but I mean, apart from that, the prices are ridiculous. 60$ for a recent game, not even a hard copy, that would have been a tenth for what I paid for rent in one of the most expensive cities of France. Yeah I know development costs a fortune, and they market their shit so much these days it doubles the prices. Fuck that.
IronAngel

Posts: 4583

Age: 27
From: Finland

  06.06.2014 at 17:44
I buy games exclusively on good sales. I am in no hurry to get every new game the moment they drop, and I don't have that much time to play, anyway. So there's still great stuff from like two, three, even five years back I haven't gotten around to.

Can't think of many games I'd pay more than 20 euros (around 25 bucks) for.
Dima

Posts: 1341

Age: 22
From: Australia

  06.06.2014 at 17:53
Written by Ilham on 06.06.2014 at 17:30

Written by Dima on 06.06.2014 at 16:41

The steam summer sale coming up should interested you then Mass Effect 1 and 2 will probs be discounted to $5 each


Of course there are the sales, but I mean, apart from that, the prices are ridiculous. 60$ for a recent game, not even a hard copy, that would have been a tenth for what I paid for rent in one of the most expensive cities of France. Yeah I know development costs a fortune, and they market their shit so much these days it doubles the prices. Fuck that.


Ye they're pretty expensive. US games are around $60 too. In Australia retail PC prices today are around $90 while xbone and ps4 ones are $110. It's crazy considering the US to AUS exchange rate is around 1:1
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Defunct

Posts: 18186

Age: 32
From: UK

  06.06.2014 at 18:05
Games here go for around £39.99 - £44.99 for a newly released AAA title (not excluding special / collectors editions which are more). Sometimes it's less for the PC version. I guess it seems expensive but looking back 20 years ago, which would be the SNES / Mega Drive era games were the same price, even more on many occasions, sometimes being up to £59.99 (even £70 for Virtua Racer). If you take into account inflation then you'd be paying way over £70 these days, nearly 120 US dollars, and games of that era could usually be completed in an hour, 2 hours tops, outside of RPGs anyway.
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Ilham
Giant robot

Posts: 5069

Age: 27
From: Canada

  06.06.2014 at 18:23
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 06.06.2014 at 18:05

Games here go for around £39.99 - £44.99 for a newly released AAA title (not excluding special / collecting editions which are more). Sometimes it's less for the PC version. I guess it seems expensive but looking back 20 years ago, which would be the SNES / Mega Drive era games were the same price, even more on many occasions, sometimes being up to £59.99 (even £70 for Virtua Racer). If you take into account inflation then you'd be paying way over £70 these days, nearly 120 US dollars, and games of that era could usually be completed in an hour, 2 hours tops, outside of RPGs anyway.


I remember buying Crash Bandicoot, on PS1, with my allowance. Now I have to work for a week to earn what is need for a console game. Even with inflation, it never got to the 90-100 euros I see when I am shopping. I know I bought FFX for myself when it went out, and I paid 55 euros. MGS2 was one of the most expensive games I ever paid for, and it went for 65 on the day it was released. I never paid as much as you seem to have, Joe.
I remember my PC games cost about 17/20 euros, hard copies, recent enough, not on sale. Like ten years ago. Inflation isn't enough to justify my paying for a PC game that goes for 55 euros now. I know why the prices have gone up, I was just expressing my surprise at how people don't seem to be baffled by that. Games have always been expensive, but the increase in price accelerated these last few years.

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