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Posted by , 16.07.2014 - 13:57
Written by Slayer666 on 16.07.2014 at 12:36


The truth. This man speaks it.

Amongst other flaws I'd list the atrocious inventory system (every character has his own gold, why is that not a party-shared resource, ffs?), music is sometimes inappropriate in a given situation, the journal and the map are somewhat clunky and not very useful and the progression path gets very unclear and confusing once you leave the first map.

Still, the game kicks ass. A bit too light-hearted for my taste, but eh, can't have everything.

Yep yep yep. Also not being able to activate chests and doors unless you do so with the character holding the key, and the same with identifying items; having to constantly pass the item to the person with the Loremaster skill is probably going to cost me a lot of time over the course of the game. I can definitely see the journal becoming an issue as it already has a little. It's just too vague in some situations and it would be convenient if it ordered the missions points by the order they should be completed in rather than the order they have been done in (in situations where I accidentally complete a section of it before another part).

But yeah, great stuff. Liking the battle system even though it's kicked my ass a few times. Forcing me to be strategic. Kind of sad the the Rogue class seems a little underpowered in battle and was more or less forced to turn him into a Ranger. Maybe the rogue will be more useful later on when I can make better sue of backstab and a decent weapon.
01.12.2016 - 02:32
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Was playing this indie rpg game named Creepy Castle, which apparently is a bit like Cave Story gameplay-wise, since it's a 2d platform game, except that you have ot fight the enemies in a turn battle system and get to level up and that stuff.
one thing: The ost is awesome. What's with all those awesome osts on indie games lately? Not realy ocmplaining though, keep them coming.
other thing: This battle system oughta be the best turn based battlesystem ever, omg those minigames are so fun. I haven't had that fun in minigames since Undertale, but I think this style is even better because it requires an even broader set of skills.
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02.12.2016 - 22:40
BitterCOld
Gringo
Back to FO4 now that PS4 gets mods. just for a while. then back to Witcher III.

at least can skip FFXV based upon Fat & Sassy's comments.
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03.12.2016 - 11:43
Metren
The What The?
Important and great news: Neverwinter Nights: Diamond Edition is currently free on GOG.
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03.12.2016 - 12:19
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Metren on 03.12.2016 at 11:43

Important and great news: Neverwinter Nights: Diamond Edition is currently free on GOG.

Thanks! I have the Gold Edition lying around here somewhere, but since it's free I might as well upgrade ^^
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03.12.2016 - 13:26
Dima
Life is Strange.

Never been this surprised at myself for liking a game. I put down Morrowind and Bloodborne to finish this game. It has many faults but the story and relationships are so engrossing that I couldn't put it down. I now get why it landed on so many top 10 lists back in 2015.

Episode 1 is free on steam fyi.
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12.12.2016 - 21:20
Paz
News Man
So yeah, I just bought a PS4 and Bloodborne GOTY and holy shit: THIS GAME IS DIFFICULT! I selected the weakest class and can't even beat the first boss My weapon scaling dropped immediately and I don't know why. Seriously, what the heck?! Dark Souls is an easy ride in comparision... But I won't give up
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13.12.2016 - 00:38
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Written by Paz on 12.12.2016 at 21:20

So yeah, I just bought a PS4 and Bloodborne GOTY and holy shit: THIS GAME IS DIFFICULT! I selected the weakest class and can't even beat the first boss My weapon scaling dropped immediately and I don't know why. Seriously, what the heck?! Dark Souls is an easy ride in comparision... But I won't give up

Dunno if you know, or want to know, but once you fight the first boss you can level up, even if you die fighting him. I managed to beat the first two before dying, but I didn't choose the Waste of Skin class like I'm assuming you did =P

Can't explain the weapon scaling dropping though...
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13.12.2016 - 12:52
Dima
Written by Paz on 12.12.2016 at 21:20

So yeah, I just bought a PS4 and Bloodborne GOTY and holy shit: THIS GAME IS DIFFICULT! I selected the weakest class and can't even beat the first boss My weapon scaling dropped immediately and I don't know why. Seriously, what the heck?! Dark Souls is an easy ride in comparision... But I won't give up



Maybe you equipped the Saw Spear instead of the Saw Cleaver or vice versa? They're similar looking with similar move sets. I can't think of another reason.

Enjoy the game! Amazing game with really really hard DLC.
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13.12.2016 - 14:48
Paz
News Man
Haha, yeah, Waste Of Skin + Saw Cleaver is not a good combo

I started again as a Military Veteran with Hunter Axe... The first boss wasn't a big problem this time. Gr8 game!
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13.12.2016 - 14:50
Paz
News Man
Written by Guest on 13.12.2016 at 00:38

I managed to beat the first two before dying

Did you kill the first wolf with your bare hands?! Whoa...
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13.12.2016 - 15:03
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Paz on 13.12.2016 at 14:50

Did you kill the first wolf with your bare hands?! Whoa...

Oh that one, no I died on that but I don't count it =P
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13.12.2016 - 16:35
Paz
News Man
Written by Guest on 13.12.2016 at 15:03

Oh that one, no I died on that but I don't count it =P

Lol, I'm disappointed
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13.12.2016 - 16:42
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Written by Paz on 13.12.2016 at 16:35

Lol, I'm disappointed

Come to think of it I think I did die on the way up to the boss at some point, so not so great after all.
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13.12.2016 - 16:48
Paz
News Man
Written by Guest on 13.12.2016 at 16:42

Come to think of it I think I did die on the way up to the boss at some point, so not so great after all.

You're still way better than me
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13.12.2016 - 17:12
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Written by Paz on 13.12.2016 at 16:48


You're still way better than me

When Bloodborne came out I'd been playing Dark Souls 2 for weeks so was properly set up and trained in dodging rather than using a shield I haven't played the DLC yet though which seems to be way harder than the main game.
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13.12.2016 - 22:17
Paz
News Man
Written by Guest on 13.12.2016 at 17:12

When Bloodborne came out I'd been playing Dark Souls 2 for weeks so was properly set up and trained in dodging rather than using a shield I haven't played the DLC yet though which seems to be way harder than the main game.

Oh, that explains everything We'll see. Honestly, I don't even know how to access the DLC. I just hope it is not as complicated as in DS1...

So far, the only downfall of the game is the lack of weapons in the early levels. But Kirkhammer is probably my all-time fave when it comes to Miyazaki's games. I love the moveset. And when powered, it really hits hard!
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21.12.2016 - 22:39
Cass
From times to times I play Brutal Doom. If someone doesn't know it:
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26.12.2016 - 13:35
Dima
Arx Fatalis

Old as dirt. Doesn't even work w/o a community install. In fact it dropped in the same year as Morrowind which is probably why it's fairly unknown. While quite tedious at times with it's backtracking and lack of sprint it has some interesting ideas. To use spells you draw symbols with your mouse like you do in The Void. Nice experimentation but it doesn't really mesh that well. It's too gimmicky for a game like this. 99% of the time I just walk backwards while trying to get the game to register the right spell as the enemy charges me. It has one of if not the best footstep sounds of any game and an interesting cooking feature. Ambience is nice too. The fact that most of the game is underground leads to areas feeling a bit samey. It's also a shame the stealth system is nowhere near as refined as Thief's to take advantage of the great footstep sounds. In the end not on par with Morrowind but solid regardless.

Abzu

Journey's child. Absolutely gorgeous with a tasteful OST. Very relaxing although I wish it was a smidgen longer. The main character has very nice animations and you can swim into a massive school of fish! As you can imagine it's quite taxing on your hardware.
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31.12.2016 - 21:11
ANGEL REAPER
Written by Cass on 21.12.2016 at 22:39

From times to times I play Brutal Doom. If someone doesn't know it:


i speedrun it for most part of last year. Only thing i could not managed to do is to make rocket jump in e1m7 to shorten my time by about 2 minutes on that map (i could do the small rocket jump that cuts about 1 minute there ).

i dont like v20 though cause Sergeant Mark IV messed with jump/gravity on it so it became a bit slower .
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01.01.2017 - 20:32
IronAngel
Meh, finished W2 and grabbed Wild Hunt GOTY from the Steam sale. I am very sceptical of it - W2 was okayish - but since it's lauded left and right as the BEST GAME EVER I guess I need to give it a shot. If it's mediocre, at least I can trash it to irritate rabid fans.
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01.01.2017 - 23:44
Metren
The What The?
Found an original PS 1 Final Fantasy VII at the city where I am currently working. Cost me 47 euros, but it was in mint condition and I didn't have the PS 1 version yet. Happy as hell, gonna be playing (for the fourth time overall) soon, one of the greatest games of all time.
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02.01.2017 - 09:21
Paz
News Man
Only the last boss has left in Bloodborne Thankfully they've added some cool new weapons with the DLC. The Brador's set is also hella nice.

Dark Souls III is already waiting for its' turn...
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02.01.2017 - 11:23
ylside
Written by Dima on 26.12.2016 at 13:35

Arx Fatalis

Old as dirt. Doesn't even work w/o a community install. In fact it dropped in the same year as Morrowind which is probably why it's fairly unknown. While quite tedious at times with it's backtracking and lack of sprint it has some interesting ideas. To use spells you draw symbols with your mouse like you do in The Void. Nice experimentation but it doesn't really mesh that well. It's too gimmicky for a game like this. 99% of the time I just walk backwards while trying to get the game to register the right spell as the enemy charges me. It has one of if not the best footstep sounds of any game and an interesting cooking feature. Ambience is nice too. The fact that most of the game is underground leads to areas feeling a bit samey. It's also a shame the stealth system is nowhere near as refined as Thief's to take advantage of the great footstep sounds. In the end not on par with Morrowind but solid regardless.

I highly approve
You can store up to 3 spells so that you can cast them instantly
It's ambiance is better than Morrowind imo (but of course, different games etc)
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02.01.2017 - 12:29
Dima
Written by ylside on 02.01.2017 at 11:23

I highly approve
You can store up to 3 spells so that you can cast them instantly
It's ambiance is better than Morrowind imo (but of course, different games etc)


Ye I know :p ...but trying to save the spell (the beam spell in particular) was the most painful thing. It's like if you don't release shift +ctrl at the EXACT same time you'll cast instead...which happens to me A LOT (and unexpectedly cause I EXPECT IT TO WORK GODDAMMIT) ...which leads to me getting constantly startled by the sheer resonance and loudness of it's sound effect because if I lower the volume any further I won't be able to hear the ambient effects as the sounds are tied to the same audio slider so like what's the point of playing the game if I can't hear the clanking of my boisterous boots on the cobblestone dungeon floor, the nervous twitching of ribbiting slimy frogs, the water leakages and tortured souls.

Ye vastly different games. One's claustrophobic and the other's vast and open but I share your sentiments there.
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02.01.2017 - 12:39
Dima
Baldur's Gate 2

A blast so far. Skipped the 1st one because no time. I chose to pick this up because it always comes up in 'best dialogue' and 'best RPG' discussions. Quests are adventurous with many creative dialogue lines. Combat is tough at times so thank RPGesus for quick save and quick load.

To be honest I would be playing Planescape Torment instead but it's not on Steam and I was too lazy to make a GoG account. Soon after purchasing BG2 I briefly researched the best quotes on each game and Planescape's offerings trump BG2's. After I finish this game I may have to make that GoG account after all. When a game has lines this how can you not want to play it?... (open image in new tab if too small)



This isn't too say BG2's isn't pure quality, it really is but I'm yet to come across anything remotely close to it.
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10.01.2017 - 12:21
IronAngel
Okay yeah, I kind of get the hype now. Wild Hunt is definitely the best Witcher game. The second didn't have much actual witchering to do, it was a linear political drama. This one is all about the work.

It's not terribly difficult, though. I started with the second hardest difficulty and yeah, the prologue was fairly challenging. Once I got into the world, though, I upped it to Death March and it's still pretty easy. That's a shame, I wanted some hardcore monsterslaying tactics.

I'm still in Velen so I expect some of the exploration will get old (oh look another bandit camp) and there are issues with it: story relies on random book trivia completely unknown to you even if you finished both previous games; markers are so unambiguous that there's no real exploration; character build is almost as narrow and inconsequential as before (which is part of staying true to the character, sure); right-clicking to follow glowing red objects is not very interesting gameplay to "investigate" every single thing; combat is repetitive.

So no, I don't see how this is the greatest game ever. I think it's lacking in core gameplay. The quests, dialogue and world, though, are really good. Many details that make the semi-open world seem more interesting than, say, Arkham City or Skyrim.
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12.01.2017 - 08:31
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by Dima on 02.01.2017 at 12:39

Baldur's Gate 2

A blast so far. Skipped the 1st one because no time. I chose to pick this up because it always comes up in 'best dialogue' and 'best RPG' discussions. Quests are adventurous with many creative dialogue lines. Combat is tough at times so thank RPGesus for quick save and quick load.

To be honest I would be playing Planescape Torment instead but it's not on Steam and I was too lazy to make a GoG account. Soon after purchasing BG2 I briefly researched the best quotes on each game and Planescape's offerings trump BG2's. After I finish this game I may have to make that GoG account after all. When a game has lines this how can you not want to play it?... (open image in new tab if too small)



This isn't too say BG2's isn't pure quality, it really is but I'm yet to come across anything remotely close to it.


Your pathetic magics are useless. LET THIS END!

Sorry, had to chime in with one of my fave Irenicus quotes. Used that far too often in P-N-P sessions. BG2 is still one of my absolute faves.
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17.01.2017 - 23:13
Zaph
The Nothingth
Anyone know any good (preferably cheap/indie/...) co-op games for 3 to 4 people? Just finished the Trine trilogy with some friends and I love playing those kind of games.
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18.01.2017 - 14:10
Metren
The What The?
Written by Dima on 02.01.2017 at 12:39

Baldur's Gate 2

A blast so far. Skipped the 1st one because no time. I chose to pick this up because it always comes up in 'best dialogue' and 'best RPG' discussions. Quests are adventurous with many creative dialogue lines. Combat is tough at times so thank RPGesus for quick save and quick load.

To be honest I would be playing Planescape Torment instead but it's not on Steam and I was too lazy to make a GoG account. Soon after purchasing BG2 I briefly researched the best quotes on each game and Planescape's offerings trump BG2's. After I finish this game I may have to make that GoG account after all. When a game has lines this how can you not want to play it?


At least BG 2 is a game and not a book that's pretending to be a game
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18.01.2017 - 14:26
Dima
Written by Zaph on 17.01.2017 at 23:13

Anyone know any good (preferably cheap/indie/...) co-op games for 3 to 4 people? Just finished the Trine trilogy with some friends and I love playing those kind of games.


An obvious choice is Don't Starve Together. However that game is basically never ending so might not be what you're looking for.

Written by BitterCOld on 12.01.2017 at 08:31


Your pathetic magics are useless. LET THIS END!

Sorry, had to chime in with one of my fave Irenicus quotes. Used that far too often in P-N-P sessions. BG2 is still one of my absolute faves.


I love his voice.

Written by Metren on 18.01.2017 at 14:10

At least BG 2 is a game and not a book that's pretending to be a game



heh true. I hear its 75% reading 25% combat.
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