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Posted by Slayer666, 09.07.2014 - 01:01
Play the first Mass Effect and just watch the other two on YouTube. Other than the narrative, they don't really offer much.
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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18.01.2017 - 14:47
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Dima on 18.01.2017 at 14:26

I love his voice.

Yeah David Warner is great. He's in a few of my favourite films, Time Bandits and Tron in particular, and probably the reason I persisted with BG2 through its janky combat.

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18.01.2017 - 18:23
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Dima on 18.01.2017 at 14:26

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

Yeah, preferably a game with a story that has a beginning and end. (Middle isn't necessary)
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20.01.2017 - 02:26
Sonic MrSumo
Just finished SOMA. What a truly amazing game. Top 3 horror games of all time for me.
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All the bridges in the world won't save you, if there's no other side to cross to.
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20.01.2017 - 10:53
Dima
Written by Sonic MrSumo on 20.01.2017 at 02:26

Just finished SOMA. What a truly amazing game. Top 3 horror games of all time for me.


The enemies ruined that game for me Shame cause the rest I enjoyed.
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20.01.2017 - 12:38
Sonic MrSumo
Written by Dima on 20.01.2017 at 10:53


The enemies ruined that game for me Shame cause the rest I enjoyed.


What was wrong with them?
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20.01.2017 - 12:52
!J.O.O.E.!
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Been playing Bravely Default for a bit. I'm really liking it but I think the dungeons are where this game is going to fall. So far they've all been very similar in structure and look. Once again it pales in comparison to the handcrafted unique areas of Final Fantasy 7, 8 and 9.
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20.01.2017 - 14:12
Dima
Written by Sonic MrSumo on 20.01.2017 at 12:38

Written by Dima on 20.01.2017 at 10:53


The enemies ruined that game for me Shame cause the rest I enjoyed.


What was wrong with them?


Most of them were real nuisances I find. Anxiousness immediately turned to annoyance. Hesitantly exploring ruins sabotaged by stupid enemies that you can't look at or be near. Also the distortion affect that you get when looking at them is honestly the most bone headed affect I've ever come across. I think you can disable it but I didn't know that at the time and it riled me up so much I don't even care that i'm getting properly mad just thinking about something that can probably be disabled with one click
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20.01.2017 - 14:45
Sonic MrSumo
Written by Dima on 20.01.2017 at 14:12


Most of them were real nuisances I find. Anxiousness immediately turned to annoyance.


I found them genuinely creepy and original...but fairly easy.

Anyway, great game - right up there with Silent Hill 2 and Condemned.
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24.01.2017 - 09:26
Paz
News Man
Dark Souls III is easy as pie. The only boss that took me some time was the Nameless King. But then again, I wouldn't even find Archdragon Peak without cheating =P And here comes the question: are the DLC's worth it? I'm hoping for The Old Hunters' quality content...
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24.01.2017 - 11:11
Dima
Written by Paz on 24.01.2017 at 09:26

Dark Souls III is easy as pie. The only boss that took me some time was the Nameless King. But then again, I wouldn't even find Archdragon Peak without cheating =P And here comes the question: are the DLC's worth it? I'm hoping for The Old Hunters' quality content...


+ weapons
+ armour
+ level design
+ final boss
+ PvP arena

~ OST

- short
- Enemy placement + aggro
- Dark Souls 2 approach to difficulty at times
- Chameleon lever

- - Not TOH
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24.01.2017 - 11:18
Paz
News Man
^ Not bad. I was expecting more drawbacks... Let's just hope that The Ringed City will be even better!
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26.01.2017 - 23:56
ylside
Written by IronAngel on 10.01.2017 at 12:21

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.
though, are really good. Many details that make the semi-open world seem more interesting than, say, Arkham City or Skyrim.

Heh, we are both at the same place, I am in Velen aswell with the Blood and Broken bones difficulty.
Witcher 3 is much more better than W2, and I really liked 2.
One of my main interests now is looking for witcher gear.


Written by Dima on 02.01.2017 at 12:39

Baldur's Gate 2
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.

BG2 is excellent - in terms of battle epicness I haven't found anything remotely close.
DEFINITELY play Planescape Torment. You cannot not play it. It deserves all the praise it has.


Written by Sonic MrSumo on 20.01.2017 at 02:26

Just finished SOMA. What a truly amazing game. Top 3 horror games of all time for me.

I will play it soon enough, what are the other 2 in your Top list ? I hope Penumbra Black Plague and Amnesia ? lol
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27.01.2017 - 12:45
IronAngel
Written by ylside on 26.01.2017 at 23:56

Heh, we are both at the same place, I am in Velen aswell with the Blood and Broken bones difficulty.
Witcher 3 is much more better than W2, and I really liked 2.
One of my main interests now is looking for witcher gear.


I'm done with the Velen main quest now and I did most of the side quests/contracts in my level range. (There's still markers to explore closeby, and in the farther reaches the level goes up so I'm supposed to come back later.) But the thing is, I'm already level 12 and the suggestion to enter Novigrad is lvl 10. I am worried the game is just going to get easier and easier as I progress. I looked at some of the Alchemy skills, and they seem quite strong (45% attack power from Synergy with three red skills slotted; or heightened max Toxicity to use decoctions with potions). Maybe, if it gets too easy, I'll slot no skills that just increase numbers and instead go for fun, tactical options (gonna specialize in bombs anyhow).

But yeah, it hasn't let me down so far. Some of the shortcomings are obvious enough to make the rabid fanboys seem weird, but for an AAA title it's surprisingly detailed.

In other news, I grabbed the complete Endless Legend bundle off a sale. I always fall for 4X deals and buy them, but end up never having time to play them. This one seems really good, but I don't know if it's so much an improvement over Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, Age of Wonders, Civ IV/V, Galactic Civs II or whatever other games I've bought and forgotten about to warrant getting into.
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27.01.2017 - 14:08
ylside
Written by IronAngel on 27.01.2017 at 12:45

I'm done with the Velen main quest now and I did most of the side quests/contracts in my level range. (There's still markers to explore closeby, and in the farther reaches the level goes up so I'm supposed to come back later.) But the thing is, I'm already level 12 and the suggestion to enter Novigrad is lvl 10. I am worried the game is just going to get easier and easier as I progress. I looked at some of the Alchemy skills, and they seem quite strong (45% attack power from Synergy with three red skills slotted; or heightened max Toxicity to use decoctions with potions). Maybe, if it gets too easy, I'll slot no skills that just increase numbers and instead go for fun, tactical options (gonna specialize in bombs anyhow).


Currently at lvl 11, and I randomly go explore and try to kill high level creatures here and there.
The alchemy skill tree is the one I least invested points on ! for now that is. I currently aim at Quen - Igni - Axii. The Quen damage absorption turned into vitality is great...

And the question that I am currently asking is what kind of armor to specialise on... light or medium... (Cat school or Griffin)

Oh and one more thing, I DID NOT KNOW that Places of power give skill points at first until I reached Velen...... so I had to come back and go "shopping". I thought it was just a one time thing for all the places of power, not only for one.
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03.02.2017 - 15:01
Netzach
Currently not playing anything... Waiting for the release of Torment: Tides of Numenéra, it's gonna be epic. Never thought I'd see a spiritual successor to the greatest computer RPG ever made. The last game I played was Tyranny. It is designed for maximum replay value but I never got around to that second run...
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03.02.2017 - 18:23
Malphas
Just finished resident evil 7. I can honestly say that for me personally this one was the best of the whole franchise so far and even as a standalone survival horror game i would rate it as one of the best i've played. Great game. I was also in the For Honor closed beta, now i'm waiting for the open beta and official release after that. Loving that one too
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03.02.2017 - 20:18
IronAngel
Written by Netzach on 03.02.2017 at 15:01

Currently not playing anything... Waiting for the release of Torment: Tides of Numenéra, it's gonna be epic. Never thought I'd see a spiritual successor to the greatest computer RPG ever made. The last game I played was Tyranny. It is designed for maximum replay value but I never got around to that second run...


I'm not holding my breath. Pillars of Eternity was hardly the second coming of Baldur's Gate either, despite being marketed as such. All in all, there are so many decent RPG revival (age of incline, in rpg codex terms) titles out right now that the writing needs to be very good and the gameplay at least solid to really stand out beyond nostalgia value. It might be good, it probably will be, but very few reboots, sequels or spiritual successors have been as great as expected. Here's hoping, though!
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04.02.2017 - 07:13
Netzach
Written by IronAngel on 03.02.2017 at 20:18

Written by Netzach on 03.02.2017 at 15:01

Currently not playing anything... Waiting for the release of Torment: Tides of Numenéra, it's gonna be epic. Never thought I'd see a spiritual successor to the greatest computer RPG ever made. The last game I played was Tyranny. It is designed for maximum replay value but I never got around to that second run...


I'm not holding my breath. Pillars of Eternity was hardly the second coming of Baldur's Gate either, despite being marketed as such. All in all, there are so many decent RPG revival (age of incline, in rpg codex terms) titles out right now that the writing needs to be very good and the gameplay at least solid to really stand out beyond nostalgia value. It might be good, it probably will be, but very few reboots, sequels or spiritual successors have been as great as expected. Here's hoping, though!

I played the early access version and I have to say I am very impressed so far. I hope they keep up the same standard throughout the rest of the game. Fingers crossed!

Pillars of Eternity was great (a sequel is on its way) but it was no BG2, not at all. But Pillars and Torment haven't got the same developers. It's the Wasteland 2 studio making the Torment game, not Obsidian
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12.02.2017 - 18:37
BitterCOld
Gringo
PS4 died. needed to be reformatted and even when rezzed, lost all my saves and had to re-DL all the patches, etc. to top it off, the HDMI connection is fried so my PS4 blinks/blacks out for a second every 7-10 seconds.

Steamed Skyrim and a bunch of DLC and Mass Effect on to the lappy in the interim.
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13.02.2017 - 05:11
Maco
Handbanana
Games I played this summer and my score.

Spec Ops: The Line - 9
Mass Effect - 8.5
Mass Effect 2 - 8.5
Mass Effect 3 - 9.5 (Even with the ending)
Bioshock Infinite - 9.5 (The first two games are overrated imo, but this one is a different story. The ending was a mindfuck).
Life Is Strange - 9
Portal 2 - 9
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13.02.2017 - 12:37
Dima
Written by Maco on 13.02.2017 at 05:11

Games I played this summer and my score.

Spec Ops: The Line - 9
Mass Effect - 8.5
Mass Effect 2 - 8.5
Mass Effect 3 - 9.5 (Even with the ending)
Bioshock Infinite - 9.5 (The first two games are overrated imo, but this one is a different story. The ending was a mindfuck).
Life Is Strange - 9
Portal 2 - 9


what ending did you choose for Life is Strange?
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13.02.2017 - 18:51
Maco
Handbanana
Written by Dima on 13.02.2017 at 12:37

what ending did you choose for Life is Strange?


I killed Chloe, she was not worth of sacrificing the entire village.
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18.02.2017 - 02:13
ylside
Written by Netzach on 04.02.2017 at 07:13

Written by IronAngel on 03.02.2017 at 20:18

Written by Netzach on 03.02.2017 at 15:01

Currently not playing anything... Waiting for the release of Torment: Tides of Numenéra, it's gonna be epic. Never thought I'd see a spiritual successor to the greatest computer RPG ever made. The last game I played was Tyranny. It is designed for maximum replay value but I never got around to that second run...


I'm not holding my breath. Pillars of Eternity was hardly the second coming of Baldur's Gate either, despite being marketed as such. All in all, there are so many decent RPG revival (age of incline, in rpg codex terms) titles out right now that the writing needs to be very good and the gameplay at least solid to really stand out beyond nostalgia value. It might be good, it probably will be, but very few reboots, sequels or spiritual successors have been as great as expected. Here's hoping, though!

I played the early access version and I have to say I am very impressed so far. I hope they keep up the same standard throughout the rest of the game. Fingers crossed!

Pillars of Eternity was great (a sequel is on its way) but it was no BG2, not at all. But Pillars and Torment haven't got the same developers. It's the Wasteland 2 studio making the Torment game, not Obsidian


I really hope Torment turns out well.
And, honestly, Underworld Ascendent.... but the cartoonish feel is already horrible. I hope they compensate for it.
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18.02.2017 - 11:01
IronAngel
Written by ylside on 18.02.2017 at 02:13

And, honestly, Underworld Ascendent.... but the cartoonish feel is already horrible. I hope they compensate for it.


I don't mind cartoonish, although hopefully the tone will be a bit darker than the few screenshots I've seen. Often a "cartoonish" look stands the test of time much better than attempts at photorealism, as technology advances. Beyond Good & Evil still looks really good, so does Grim Fandango, Wind Waker and Borderlands 1, for instance. But yeah, looking forward to System Shock remake too.

Playing The Longest Journey with my wife at the moment. It's pretty good even today, although the puzzles are either trivial or stupidly random. Next we're probably playing L.A. Noire, I hear it has great writing and that's always good for playing together. I am itching to finish W3 though, so I can move on to Arcanum.
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