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Posted by whatsacow on 01.11.2013 at 07:11
Fuck Consolification.

Ok, so I played the original F.E.A.R. the other day, and apart from its stupid name, it was a lot of fun. The shootouts were amazingly tense and FUN! They involved thought, preperation, and skill to overcome, thanks entirely to the awesome A.I.

I played F.E.A.R 2 and it was shite. The pacing was gone and it was just shootout after shootout after shootout with fuck all exploration. The firefights were now of the spray and pray variety, with enemies being borderline retarded, and going down surprisingly easily. I had to sit through 15 minutes of forced exposition while my team did everything from block movement and open doors for me. Seriously, fuck this shit.



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ANGEL REAPER

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  26.01.2015 at 02:50
Written by Zaphod on 24.01.2015 at 15:19

I'm playing Sid Meier's Civilization V. It sucks that I can't play as Belgium. It would be hilarious to conquer China and Germany and stuff with my tiny country.

three words man : Hearts of Iron 2
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The Nothingth

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  26.01.2015 at 11:09
Written by ANGEL REAPER on 26.01.2015 at 02:50

three words man : Hearts of Iron 2

I'll look into it thanks.
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ylside

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  26.01.2015 at 13:24
Written by ANGEL REAPER on 26.01.2015 at 02:50

three words man : Hearts of Iron 2

How does one even play Hearts of Iron I tried it couldn't understand shit ! seriously. Is the learning curve really high with this game or did I just lack patience ?
ANGEL REAPER

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  26.01.2015 at 15:09
Written by ylside on 26.01.2015 at 13:24

Written by ANGEL REAPER on 26.01.2015 at 02:50

three words man : Hearts of Iron 2

How does one even play Hearts of Iron I tried it couldn't understand shit ! seriously. Is the learning curve really high with this game or did I just lack patience ?

yeah the learning curve seems like mountain path on Himalayas.But after some months you figure out how to play it .At first i was playing with strong nations so its fairly easy but than i needed challenge so i started playing with Cuba,Yugoslavia (playing with it is like hardest difficulty,half of times people randomly starts war with it ),Communist China ,Liberia (i managed to invade Japan with them once ) and so. My brother managed to overtake whole world with Germany and USSR and i manged to drop nuclear weapons on US playing with Cuba Fun stuff!
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IronAngel

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  26.01.2015 at 15:35
I never got around to Hearts of Iron since Europa Universalis IV and especially Crusader Kings II are so good. Man, CK2 is maybe the best strategy game ever and certainly the best medieval videogame experience.

The learning curve in those games, at least, isn't so bad once you figure out what you're supposed to be doing. I figured them out pretty good, and I'm the kind of person who gave up on the X series after one tutorial (and I know I would love it if I just made the effort to learn it). Unlike most strategy games, they're not so focused on infrastructure and army building. EU seems to be about systematic expansion and diplomacy (played it less) and CK2 all about consolidating rule for the future.
ANGEL REAPER

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  26.01.2015 at 17:04
Thing is you cant nuclear bomb people in EU and CK series
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IronAngel

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  26.01.2015 at 17:51
Written by ANGEL REAPER on 26.01.2015 at 17:04

Thing is you cant nuclear bomb people in EU and CK series


True, but you can marry your in-bred leper daughter, 50-year old princess of Sweden, to some 16-year-old faggot who sweeps floors at Constantinople! (And sacrifice the Pope to Odin, but I don't do that pagan shit.)
ANGEL REAPER

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  26.01.2015 at 18:02
Written by IronAngel on 26.01.2015 at 17:51

Written by ANGEL REAPER on 26.01.2015 at 17:04

Thing is you cant nuclear bomb people in EU and CK series


True, but you can marry your in-bred leper daughter, 50-year old princess of Sweden, to some 16-year-old faggot who sweeps floors at Constantinople! (And sacrifice the Pope to Odin, but I don't do that pagan shit.)

still the nukes man,the nukes!
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Nucky

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  26.01.2015 at 22:09
Major League Baseball 2012..
Slayer666

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  27.01.2015 at 04:00
Since playing the newly released Enhanced Edition of Icewind Dale was a pleasant experience, I decided to give the Enhanced Edition of Baldur's Gate 2 a shot. Eh. the tightened UI and bug fixes were nice, but the added companions and quests are somewhat lacking in the writing department. For some reason, they give your PC some totally new "sarcastic smart-ass" lines that don't really fit, even if they are kinda funny.

Example: You're exploring a long-forgotten tomb when an a giant sword-wielding undead badass cuts off your path and asks "What are you doing here?!" and one of the responses is "I'm having a three catastrophic bad ideas per day phase, and I'm counting the visit to this tomb as two".

I got a chuckle out of it, but it just doesn't fit the mood. But there are numerous quality-of-life improvements that eliminate some really frustrating features of the original, like greatly increasing the size of the arrows/scrolls/potions you're allowed to stack in the same inventory spot, thus decreasing the tedious micro-managing, balancing some spells, giving better ability/spell descriptions etc.
whatsacow

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  27.01.2015 at 10:19
Written by Slayer666 on 27.01.2015 at 04:00

Since playing the newly released Enhanced Edition of Icewind Dale was a pleasant experience, I decided to give the Enhanced Edition of Baldur's Gate 2 a shot. Eh. the tightened UI and bug fixes were nice, but the added companions and quests are somewhat lacking in the writing department. For some reason, they give your PC some totally new "sarcastic smart-ass" lines that don't really fit, even if they are kinda funny.

Example: You're exploring a long-forgotten tomb when an a giant sword-wielding undead badass cuts off your path and asks "What are you doing here?!" and one of the responses is "I'm having a three catastrophic bad ideas per day phase, and I'm counting the visit to this tomb as two".

I got a chuckle out of it, but it just doesn't fit the mood. But there are numerous quality-of-life improvements that eliminate some really frustrating features of the original, like greatly increasing the size of the arrows/scrolls/potions you're allowed to stack in the same inventory spot, thus decreasing the tedious micro-managing, balancing some spells, giving better ability/spell descriptions etc.

I'm interested: Would you recommend this or the original with mods? I get the feeling that this is mainly for people who think modding is too complicated or Ipad users. Is that the case? Although, tbf, I'd totally get this on ipad.
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ylside

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  27.01.2015 at 14:28
Written by Slayer666 on 27.01.2015 at 04:00

but the added companions and quests are somewhat lacking in the writing department. For some reason, they give your PC some totally new "sarcastic smart-ass" lines that don't really fit, even if they are kinda funny.

I would even say the added companions are complete garbage It is difficult to add more to what is already there.
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GZA

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  27.01.2015 at 20:05
Has anyone played E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy? It seems like the best worst game ever, or worst best game ever, or something like that.

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IronAngel

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  27.01.2015 at 20:24
I've often contemplated buying it, but I have such a huge backlog to go through that I've let it be for now. It looks kind of fun.
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GZA

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  27.01.2015 at 20:29
It sounds like something that needs to be patched and if well done so could be something special. I love the idea of a turn-based hacking minigame.
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Zaphod
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  27.01.2015 at 20:46
That game looks like it's made for me.
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GZA

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  27.01.2015 at 20:50
I love the brief video that Jim Sterling did on it where he talked about how he tried hacking a door, but the door ended up hacking him back and he then to hack himself to stop it. Selling point right there.
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Zaphod
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  27.01.2015 at 20:55
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.01.2015 at 20:50

I love the brief video that Jim Sterling did on it where he talked about how he tried hacking a door, but the door ended up hacking him back and he then to hack himself to stop it. Selling point right there.

Exactly, now I just want it even more.
Wishlisted.
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GZA

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  27.01.2015 at 21:02
Written by Zaphod on 27.01.2015 at 20:55

Exactly, now I just want it even more.
Wishlisted.

Well don't blame me if you end up hating it =P It seems to be the kind of game that you have to take the rough with smooth (the rough being user-unfriendly, unbalance and laughable characters and poor localisation, apparently, although I guess the latter wouldn't be an issue for you if you play it in the native French language, which I assume is best).
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Slayer666

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  27.01.2015 at 22:47
Written by whatsacow on 27.01.2015 at 10:19

I'm interested: Would you recommend this or the original with mods? I get the feeling that this is mainly for people who think modding is too complicated or Ipad users. Is that the case? Although, tbf, I'd totally get this on ipad.


Eh... it's the same game, more-or-less, just slightly improved in some aspects. The only bigger change is the somewhat improved enemy AI. The extra quests and companions are nowhere near good enough to tag it with a "must have". Get it if you're not tired of going through the game again.

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.01.2015 at 20:05

Has anyone played E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy? It seems like the best worst game ever, or worst best game ever, or something like that.


Yes. It's rough, it's unpolished, there's virtually no info to help smooth the learning curve, balance between powers/abilities is next to non-existent and a metric shit load of other grievances. So many of them, in fact, that I kinda gave up after a couple of hours despite everyone claiming it's a diamond in the dirt. In my case, it was more like a diamond buried beneath a couple tons of rubble. I might pick it back up someday, though I doubt it. The good stuff simply does not outweigh the bad.
Zaphod
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  27.01.2015 at 22:50
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.01.2015 at 21:02

Well don't blame me if you end up hating it =P It seems to be the kind of game that you have to take the rough with smooth (the rough being user-unfriendly, unbalance and laughable characters and poor localisation, apparently, although I guess the latter wouldn't be an issue for you if you play it in the native French language, which I assume is best).

I saw the 15-minute video that's what sold me in the first place. I can't really explain why, but I feel like I'd love a game like this.
I don't know if I could handle a video game in French though. I've done movies and (very short) books, but a game is something else, especially if it already is user-unfriendly. Playing it in French would likely make it even less accessible...

What am I saying, I'm totally gonna play it French.
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whatsacow

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  28.01.2015 at 03:30
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.01.2015 at 20:05

Has anyone played E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy? It seems like the best worst game ever, or worst best game ever, or something like that.



Yeah, extra credits did a thing on it ages back and it's pretty entertaining. The 32 player co-op is awesome. Broken as fuck, but entertaining. I never finished it because the bugginess got a bit too much, but what I did was fantastic.
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Dima

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  28.01.2015 at 11:44
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.01.2015 at 20:05

Has anyone played E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy? It seems like the best worst game ever, or worst best game ever, or something like that.



It's indeed one of the those so bad its good type of games.
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GZA

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  28.01.2015 at 14:35
Played about 20 minutes last night. It's definitely unintuitive, and I died twice in the first bit of the game before even reaching the hub (went for a really low END build though; went for for high Accuracy, Hacking and Medical), and the translation is clearly well under par. Definitely interesting though. I love the massive scope of the environments and art style and the shooting mechanics seem solid with some nice gunplay. I had to whack the enemies ability to see you right down to the minimum though as they can literally spot you from miles away, but even on the lowest setting I'm not sure it's enough. Apparently cloaking on this is a must. The reticule thing is also really annoying as it's entirely dependent on where your cursor is at the time, so selecting the option you want from it often means huge sweeps of the mouse. Assuming these are all idiosyncrasies I'll learn to deal with, though the inability to stealth effectively might kill my enjoyment of it pretty quick.

Eugh, constantly respawning enemies too. Yeah, I think all the things I really want out of a game like this are simply not viable. I'll push on and play it conventionally and see if it improves when I get cloaking.
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Mad Arab666

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  28.01.2015 at 17:14
I'm playing shadow of mordor along with Samurai Warriors 4. The nemsis in Shadow of mordor is fun and everything alright but I'm loving samurai warriors 4 but I've been a fan of the warriors franchise.
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GZA

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  28.01.2015 at 23:43
Kind of enjoying Cybermancy now. Turning down the respawn rate helps, and I guess I've kind of accepted that it's not going to be a pure stealth game; given up with light armour and gone for medium as I was dying too often. The cloaking is at least useful for lining sights up with snipers without getting your head blown off so there's that. The game isn't anywhere near as complex as it initially appears to be (unfortunately I guess). Worth watching half an hour of a tutorial on Youtube just to explain what a few things are.
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Dima

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  29.01.2015 at 16:11
Just bought the Gothic franchise for $5 (75% off) off Steam. Has anyone played the first one? I'm reading up on it and seeing many 'one of the best RPGs ever' accolades.
Slayer666

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  30.01.2015 at 14:20
Written by Dima on 29.01.2015 at 16:11

Has anyone played the first one? I'm reading up on it and seeing many 'one of the best RPGs ever' accolades.


I've always disagreed with this. It simply has far too many rough edges to be considered one of the best. You know how those who hate on Oblivion/Skyrim/Fallout 3 call them "hiking simulators"? Well, they ain't got shit on the first Gothic. You'll be doing so much walking back-and-forth (with nothing interesting happening) your actual feet will start to hurt. The combat is absolutely dreadful, possibly one of the worst I've encountered. Melee, ranged, magic, they all feel equally wonky and terrible. The difficulty curve is bonkers, you'll be dying in a single hit from almost anything remotely tough early on and then you'll laugh at end-game enemies when you get the best armor, when their attacks remove roughly 0.5% of your Health per hit or often nothing at all. Et cetera.

That said, the one thing it absolutely nails is the world-building, which pretty much every open-world RPG (or what passes for one) can learn from. No scaling, so you better watch what you do and especially where you go, no hand-holding so don't piss off anyone important, cool factions with interesting lore and characters, fun ways to screw around and solve quests in a way the designers didn't quite predict and similar stuff. Oh, and also some fairly decent voice-acting, specially given the release date and budget.
Dima

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  30.01.2015 at 16:23
Written by Slayer666 on 30.01.2015 at 14:20

serbian scrutiny


Ye i'm about three hours in and I have mixed feelings. The movement, camera, animations, combat, lock picking mechanic, looting and overall controls are awful. Holding ctrl for every action? Are you kidding me? I tried changing it but it just ruins the rest of the bindings. Making you choose a faction at the beginning of the game is pretty nifty and I enjoy the unusual voice acting. I learned about no scaling the hard way. No open world game should have scaling enemies and i'm glad Witcher 3 is taking this route. Hiking is fine if the world is well designed which the three games you mentioned + Gothic aren't (at least so far). It just seems a lack of resources prevented the complete fulfillment of their ambitions. However i'm extremely curious to see if the qualities can supersede the faults because Vampire Bloodlines, Deus Ex, The Witcher, Deadly Premonition and Stalker SoC are all heavily burdened by issues yet they're my 5 favourite games.
ylside

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  31.01.2015 at 14:46
Gothic 2 I remember was good, difficult learning curve but in the end becomes way too easy, it feels unbalanced. At least you cannot barge into other people's houses and take their stuff like other games
I don't think I will bother with another Gothic game in the future.

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