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  27.05.2014 at 13:37
Written by Dima on 27.05.2014 at 13:18

The main protagonist usually gets more attention in the graphical department. It's still present in some games to this day. My opinion on the story differs quite a bit as I consider the game having one of the best set of stories out there. The detective role that you embrace during the early chapters is brilliant. Contrary, I personally dislike the political nature of The Witcher 2 story because fuck politics.

Kind of why FF Tactics' story bores me to be honest, despite being a brilliant game. I'm sure it's a very well written but after a few hours I literally can't keep up with the dozens of characters (all with exactly the same faces and weird unmemorable names) and what their political leanings and interests are. Same with Tactics Ogre to a large extent, though it's slightly more comprehensible. Yasumi Matsuno games are always dripping with political drama though. FF12 and Vagrant Story kept it pretty light however.
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  27.05.2014 at 14:45
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.05.2014 at 13:37




FF 12 deserves more love man...deserves more love.
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  27.05.2014 at 14:53
Written by Dima on 27.05.2014 at 14:45


FF 12 deserves more love man...deserves more love.

I know right. I think they made a mistake promoting Vaan as the main character. Probably to appeal to the Japanese audience, but after a few hours when the story gets going he falls right off the map and barely has any plot time again. If they'd been more honest and kept him as a (admittedly sucky) party character and promoted Ashe, Balthier or Basch, all really well written and realised characters with more screen time than the others, then people might not have hated on the game for Vaan.

That aside I thought the battle system worked really well; lots of customisation Gambit options for your party (eventually) as well as really huge, almost open-world environments, really nice graphical style (well, lots of brown but I've always liked the art style associated with Matsuno games), great music, lots to do with the Mark system, decent story; not the best but it was mature and tried to break away from the cliches associated with J-RPGs especially with regard to the characters. Yeah, it's a great game. The best since IX I think.
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  27.05.2014 at 15:12
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.05.2014 at 14:53




Honestly I don't remember anything about the game apart from Vaan being a mild homosexual poopface (that exposed chest.. cmon now), Fran being hot, Basch being Basch and Balthier being the badass of the century.
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  27.05.2014 at 15:16
Written by Dima on 27.05.2014 at 15:12

Fran being hot

Haha, yeah, I always made her the character I control, just to watch her walk from behind.

Furries for the win.
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Ilham
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  27.05.2014 at 15:49
Bleh. I'm not buying Mass Effect, I was hoping I'd get it for less than 10$ on Steam. I'm going to do it the pirate way. Arr! *mimics a hook*
FFXII will be next. Witcher does sound appealing, I don't care if the graphics are dated, I'm pretty dated.
IronAngel

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  27.05.2014 at 16:49
You might want to check Deus Ex: Human Revolution (and of course the original) for some cyberpunk stealth-action-RPG goodness. The gameplay is a little different to Mass Effect but the idea is close enough to make the comparison and say it's a lot better. Fairly good maps that allow for different approaches. It is not as epic and cinematic storywise, and you have no party, but it's pretty solid.

If you can grab the Dragon Age: Origins unlimited pack off a Steam sale, it's some really good party-based RPG adventure with a lot of alternative beginnings and strong companion characters, and combat in real time or in tactical mode. If you like old isometric RPGs, this is probably the best modern game to bring you back to Baldur's Gate days.
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  27.05.2014 at 21:45
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.05.2014 at 15:16

Written by Dima on 27.05.2014 at 15:12

Fran being hot

Haha, yeah, I always made her the character I control, just to watch her walk from behind.

Furries for the win.


That post reminded me of the large masses of dudes who play female draineis in WoW....



There are in-depth forum threads out there where WoW players discuss which race in the game is the "hottest"... apparently hooves and tentacles are a big plus Mind you I play a female character but more for the lols, seeing as trolls are probably the ugliest and most off-putting race in the game.
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  27.05.2014 at 21:46
Written by Mattybu on 27.05.2014 at 21:45



That post reminded me of the large masses of dudes who play female draineis in WoW....

There are in-depth forum threads out there where WoW players discuss which race in the game is the "hottest"... apparently hooves and tentacles are a big plus Mind you I play a female character but more for the lols, seeing as trolls are probably the ugliest and most off-putting race in the game.

I've had worse
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  27.05.2014 at 21:47
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.05.2014 at 21:46

Written by Mattybu on 27.05.2014 at 21:45



That post reminded me of the large masses of dudes who play female draineis in WoW....

There are in-depth forum threads out there where WoW players discuss which race in the game is the "hottest"... apparently hooves and tentacles are a big plus Mind you I play a female character but more for the lols, seeing as trolls are probably the ugliest and most off-putting race in the game.

I've had worse


Ilham
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  27.05.2014 at 21:59
Written by IronAngel on 27.05.2014 at 16:49

You might want to check Deus Ex: Human Revolution (and of course the original) for some cyberpunk stealth-action-RPG goodness. The gameplay is a little different to Mass Effect but the idea is close enough to make the comparison and say it's a lot better. Fairly good maps that allow for different approaches. It is not as epic and cinematic storywise, and you have no party, but it's pretty solid.

If you can grab the Dragon Age: Origins unlimited pack off a Steam sale, it's some really good party-based RPG adventure with a lot of alternative beginnings and strong companion characters, and combat in real time or in tactical mode. If you like old isometric RPGs, this is probably the best modern game to bring you back to Baldur's Gate days.


Dudski, you're throwing too many names in my direction. But that's nice, to describe the games, and not just mention them. I played the first Deus Ex, long time ago. I didn't try the sequel though. Dragon Age turns me on a lot less though. I am familiar with Baldur's Gate, but that's not exactly what I'm looking for now. Much obliged.
Ilham
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  27.05.2014 at 22:02
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.05.2014 at 21:46


I've had worse


!J.O.O.E.!
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  27.05.2014 at 22:05
Written by Ilham on 27.05.2014 at 22:02



Lolol, reminds me of this scene from Death Becomes Her

http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/33000000/Death-Becomes-Her-death-becomes-her-33021077-1500-962.jpg

Ok, that image isn't playing fair, just copy pasta it.
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  27.05.2014 at 22:10
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.05.2014 at 22:05

lol, reminds me of this scene from Death Becomes Her

http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/33000000/Death-Becomes-Her-death-becomes-her-33021077-1500-962.jpg

Ok, that image isn't playing fair, just copy pasta it.


Bro, you made me work too much for not enough lulz. You owe me a good joke.
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  27.05.2014 at 22:16
Written by Ilham on 27.05.2014 at 22:10

You owe me a good joke.

deadone? Ah no, that's too easy. Just like deadone!

Thanks folks, I'm here till Thursday. Try the veal.
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  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.

The other one that I play at the moment is Assassin's Creed Black Flag. Great game... visually beautiful... So far I'm very content...
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Ilham
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  27.05.2014 at 22:20
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.05.2014 at 22:16

deadone? Ah no, that's too easy. Just like deadone!

Thanks folks, I'm here till Thursday. Try the veal.


Hey, get off my stage, you're just the warm-up act.
Still, I'm not striking that joke-debt off your tab. Not good enough.
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  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.
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  27.05.2014 at 22:22
Written by Ilham on 27.05.2014 at 22:20


Hey, get off my stage, you're just the warm-up act.
Still, I'm not striking that joke-debt off your tab. Not good enough.

I don't think I'll ever repay this debt. You've effectively castrated my comedic abilities with this pressure.
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Ilham
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  27.05.2014 at 22:24
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.05.2014 at 22:22

I don't think I'll ever repay this debt. You've effectively castrated my comedic abilities with this pressure.


Well, that attitude is not going to attract anything but hobbit-girls.
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  27.05.2014 at 22:25
Written by Ilham on 27.05.2014 at 22:24

Well, that attitude is not going to attract anything but hobbit-girls.

Lucky I like hairy feet then.
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  27.05.2014 at 22:27
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.05.2014 at 22:25

Lucky I like hairy feet then.


Suit yourself. Learn to measure the power of your words, young one.

Ernis
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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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

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  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

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