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Posted: Dec 2 2012, 03:23 PM
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Does what it says on the tin.

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PC - Minecraft
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Xbox - Dishonored
The kids are playing Minecraft, The Simpsons and TMNT: Original Arcade.

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PC: Borderlands 2 (Late to the party as usual)
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Posted: Dec 2 2012, 06:56 PM
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Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition

Still on that. I've finally reached the actual city the game is named for. Yay!

I think I've got my party pretty much where I like it. I've got Khalid, Jaheira, Imoen, Minsc, and Viconia. That seems to be serving me well through most situations thus far. I have to keep an eye on Viconia, since my nature in these games is to go for all the "good" approaches to things, but she gets grumpy when I get too high a reputation. Still she's much more useful than Dynaheir was. I tried the new wild mage companion for a bit, but quickly realized that, as interesting as wild magic sounds, in actual gameplay it's more of a hassle than a help, at least at low levels. Ignored the new blackguard character, since he isn't my type. Everything else I've seen has had entries on wikis and walkthroughs and such, so the main story so far seems untouched from the original.
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Posted: Dec 2 2012, 11:33 PM
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Derp... I was going to get this updated and posted by this coming Thurs. or Fri.
I just recently finished Dishonored and just about to finish Resident Evil 6 but will post my final impressions and everything else by then.
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Posted: Dec 3 2012, 05:56 PM
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Well... I beat Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. I was level 6 at the time. I get the distinct feeling that I missed a LOT of side stuff. But once I reached the point of "hey, something screwy is going on in Candlekeep, you should head back there *immediately teleported right outside the entrance to Candlekeep*" everything seemed to be funneling me in a straight line to the ending. It didn't help that in the last chapter or two guards were all either arresting or attacking me on sight. That made it a lot harder to wander around picking up sidequests.

Not sure what to make of it. The game became fun after I got used to it, but the end felt kind of sudden. Like it shouldn't have been the end yet.

I've looked up the original ending cinematic and compared it to the new one. The new one is obviously newer... but I think the original actually did a better job on the pull-back and reveal.

I don't know... What this game really did is make me want to see if I can get Arcanum running on this computer and play that again. I'm not sure that's exactly a selling point...

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Posted: Dec 3 2012, 06:12 PM
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QUOTE (Random Wanderer @ Dec 4 2012, 07:56 AM)
Well... I beat Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.

Congratulations! Now go beat the sequel and its expansion so you can finish the saga. Though I don't know if save files from EE can be transferred over to the sequel, unlike the regular versions. You probably ought to anyway, because even money says you'll like Aerie.

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But once I reached the point of "hey, something screwy is going on in Candlekeep, you should head back there *immediately teleported right outside the entrance to Candlekeep*" everything seemed to be funneling me in a straight line to the ending.

Yeah, I had that same problem. The game gets frustrating that way and I had hoped they fixed that for EE since the sequel doesn't do that to you except in the Underdark segments (and, to a lesser extent, Saradush). Guess not.

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Well, Ragnarok Tactics is fairly amusing. Your fairly typical "two countries pushed into war by external forces" setup, though I'm not entirely sure I should be flipping back and forth between the three possible routes.

Also, I'm not sure I should be happy that while the enemies always get more turns than you do, the AI is such that unless you walk into an enemy's attack range, they won't move at all. Granted, it does make things a lot easier when you're outnumbered - but so does the fact that I'm seemingly three levels ahead of the plot.

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Posted: Dec 3 2012, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE (Hisui @ Dec 3 2012, 08:12 PM)
You probably ought to anyway, because even money says you'll like Aerie.

From what little I've read about her, you're probably right.

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Yeah, I had that same problem. The game gets frustrating that way and I had hoped they fixed that for EE since the sequel doesn't do that to you except in the Underdark segments (and, to a lesser extent, Saradush). Guess not.

From what I can tell, they tried to leave the actual story of the game pretty much untouched. I don't blame them. If they'd started rewriting it for any reason they likely would have had mobs with torches and pitchforks showing up outside their doors.
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Posted: Dec 4 2012, 09:52 PM
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Saint's Row 2. Since there's no Saint's Row 1 for PC, the start left me a bit confused but I assume you just got exploded for some reason in the previous game.

Feels rather lacking after Sleeping Dogs lets say. While Saint's Row does have a lot more side stuff to do and flying vehicles, its hard not to yearn for a proper fisticuffs system and the general overall polish it had.

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Posted: Dec 4 2012, 10:10 PM
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Going for another run in idolmaster SP: Perfect Sun. Figured I'd try Free Mode with Haruka, so I don't have to deal with the rivalry storyline in Story Mode (did that already, twice). With idolmaster SP: Wandering Star hopefully seeing a translation patch for two of its three routes by the end of December, now is a good time to remind myself how this game plays.

Also, still hammering through Ragnarok Tactics patiently. The stupidity of the AI is made up for the fact that it can take away a third of your HP in one hit and pretty much every single story-related mission doubles as an escort mission since you can't let any of the plot-related characters die. At this point, I think I'm playing to see the characters interact with each other, because I've managed to predict the plot so far with near-perfect accuracy.

Also, re-installing BG2 (GOG version) for a quick run, maybe finally get around to playing a couple of NPC mods I have lying around. I blame RW.
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Posted: Dec 5 2012, 01:32 AM
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Posted: Dec 5 2012, 11:36 AM
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QUOTE (Hisui @ Dec 5 2012, 12:10 AM)
Also, re-installing BG2 (GOG version) for a quick run, maybe finally get around to playing a couple of NPC mods I have lying around. I blame RW.

It'll be good for you! biggrin.gif

I've dived back into the Assassin's Creed games I had put on hold for BG:EE. If I ever took over Italy in the late 13th and early 14th century, I would first make two very important laws. One: carrying boxes through the streets is illegal, on pain of death. This was exemplified by the one who walked up behind Ezio while I was at a vendor and shoved his box into Ezio's back and then just stood there like that, so no matter how I moved it would get knocked out of his hands and he could whine about it. Totally deserved a hidden blade in the throat, I don't care what the game says. Second: wandering minstrels are also illegal, same punishment. For crying out loud, people, I'm trying to get through the city and FOUR of them run up in lockstep and stand directly in front of me, making the game force me to stop. And if I shove them out of the way I get notoriety and any guards nearby get suspicious and/or hostile. And if I try to go around the minstrels the run ahead and stop directly in front of me again. If I could kill them all without getting desynchronized, I would.
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Posted: Dec 5 2012, 12:04 PM
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You can punch the minstrels though. Also, AC:Revelations features some very gratifying minstrel-beating, so they were aware of the issue tongue.gif
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Posted: Dec 5 2012, 12:08 PM
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QUOTE (uncreative @ Dec 5 2012, 02:04 PM)
You can punch the minstrels though.

Yeah, but it attracts attention, just like those stupid box-carriers.

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Also, AC:Revelations features some very gratifying minstrel-beating, so they were aware of the issue tongue.gif

Excellent. That's next once I finish Brotherhood. I'm looking forward to it, now.
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Posted: Dec 6 2012, 06:18 PM
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Heh. All right, the minstrel mission was great. Not just because I got to punch out nine of them, but all the "music" Ezio sang while impersonating one was hilarious.

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Posted: Dec 7 2012, 12:34 PM
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Aaand into Assassin's Creed 3. Judging by this little tutorial they're putting me through, aside from making the characters uglier, the big difference in this game is that they've made it even easier to accidentally start climbing something when all you're trying to do is run around it.

EDIT: And I also think I can see why a controller was recommended for this game. They have, for no reason I can discern, screwed with the fighting controls on the keyboard so they make far less sense and are needlessly more complicated.

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Posted: Dec 7 2012, 11:11 PM
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Finally finished Ragnarok Tactics. Starts of slow and requires a lot of patience, but it really comes into its own once you hit a New Game +, since that's when the classes really start to shine. Plot is kind of cliche, though having only completed one route, there might be more to be seen by completing the other four. But seriously, yet another SRPG that uses the "two factions manipulated into war by a supernatural third party" setup? As if I didn't get enough of that from FFT and Jeanne d'Arc. At least the characters are amusing enough.

Some stuff really bugs me, though. The classes you'd expect to make good tanks like Knights and Paladins are terrible at it because their base speed is so slow they don't get enough turns to move into the right position. You only get decent XP by killing an enemy, which makes it hard to level up the High Priests (and to a lesser extent, other spellcasting classes), since they only have one offensive spell it seems. Assassins, contrary to what their name might imply, are awful at killing...well, anything. I got lucky because I made the MC a Champion (monk equivalent) and hired a Sniper as soon as I could, as these just seem to be consistently good.

Overall, decent game with a nice presentation. I don't think a lot of people will stick with it long enough to start a New Game +, which is a shame, because it's at the 20+ level where the game gets really good for most of the classes, with enemies scaled to match (unless you did some grinding).

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Posted: Dec 8 2012, 12:09 PM
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Assassin's Creed 3 really starts off slow, doesn't it? In the first three chapters you're not even playing as the main character. In the next two you're busy doing non-assassin things, many of which are rather tedious. It doesn't bode well in my opinion that nearly half the game so far has been pretty much wasted doing things that aren't the things that make these games fun.

Also I still don't approve of the way they screwed with the combat and movement controls. Movement was simplified, which makes things more difficult because now you're always climbing and jumping in directions you didn't want to. Combat was made more complicated, and I haven't the slightest idea why they did that. You perform all the same actions, but now it requires more button presses to do them. It just doesn't make sense.
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Posted: Dec 8 2012, 11:15 PM
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Just Finished:
- Resident Evil 6 - Now back in my first impressions of this I asked the question: "Is more better" and sure it can be but not when most the game isn't really all that fun to play! Even though it follows the same gameplay style of 4th and 5th games the majority of the missions don't seem to differ all that much between the different charactors you control and most of the time you just go from point A to point B and then once in a while you may have to find keys scattered around to unlock a door or solve a simple puzzle, at least the previous two had a lot more variety in gameplay, and more inventory space. Then of course there's the oodles amount of lame quicktime events. I'm not sure if this is just a thing the game does for either Normal or Amateur difficulties but it always tells you where the next exit is and even where the important items are and new weapons, at least give us a small challenge on finding them. Even after trudging through the mundaneness of the missions the final chapter end bosses and even a couple of the mini-bosses are the game's highlights with some really badass moments. The best one is defiantely Leon's where the boss battle actually starts at the end of chapter 4 and the entire 5th chapter is just one giant one of course with it ending with firing a surprize rocket launcher up it's ass. The bonus missions with Ada after finishing the main three stories are the weakest and she doesn't even get her own boss battle (unless you count the thing on the aircraft carrier) and plus her crossbow is really hard to use. I did try out "Agent Hunt" for a little bit where you get to "invade" other players games online as one of the zombies or mutants but a lot of times the things you control can be really hard to harm the good guys with or they just give some fairly blah enemy (like those air force Javos but with a stupid knife instead of a gun), also sometimes you can join in on someone where they are just about to finish that part of the level and you get auto kicked back to the main menu. Then there's also Mercenaries from the last two games but I can never earn anything over E-rank. It took me about 6-7 hours to go through each of the three main stories and maybe less than 5 for Ada's but I think once you're done, you are done and didn't even want to bother trying them all over again as the co-op partner (and at least the computer AI for your partners is doable for most fo the time). If you have to play this game definately wait until it goes cheaper or maybe just wait for some "gold/ultra" edition that will have all of the bonus DLC included which Capcom plans on releasing more in the later months. I knew buying this game on launch day was going to be a hard gamble and I paid the price, at least I might get to sell it for $36 on Half.com. Now if only they would re-release the Resident Evil re-make from the Gamecube for current consoles.
- Dishonored - AKA: Corvo's Bizzare Adventure. Now I know this game will be a high contender for 2012's game of the year from most places but why did the "high chaos" ending had to be so lame, it's like it penelizes you for being a sneaky badass. All it came down to in the end is you climb up to high lighthouse tower with only three guards and save the child empress with a simple arrow shot to her "captor" (no spoilers) but then the game doesn't really give you any closure, like the bad ending from Bioshock. I know having less deaths decreases the chaos factor but really in some situations you just have to say f* it and just wipe out everyone in your way or just be an asshole. At least in this game there are no forced boss battles (I'm staring at you, Deus Ex prequel) where all of your gamestyle choices are brought to nil but there is one optional one that can get damn tough and overwhelming if your are not carefull. Overall I had a really fun time with this and I personally more molded my charactor with more stealth skills and diversions (I love the rat swarms) and didn't bother too much with the offensive stuff. Not sure if I want to replay it just for the "good ending" but no matter how you play this it's really worth your gametime.

Still Playing:
- Not all that much else during Novemeber except for Borderlands 2 where I'm somewhat getting close to the end but I'm sure I got at least 10-15 more hours to go, especially with side quests for more glorious loot. I will be getting the Captain Scarlett DLC addon eventually but I'm putting the thumbs down on Torque's Badass Crater of Badassitude, reminds me too much of the "Underdome". Hopefully I'll get back into more Assassin's Creed III this month, I just got Connor's signature armor, as well as more Darsiders II. Also I just bought myself "Sleeping Dogs" during a Black Friday-ish sale for only $30 (actually had my local Fry's store price match it from a online Gamestop sale).

Games to buy this month:
- Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus (Out now) - At least it's finally on US PSN (was on 360 Arcade for a little while) and seriously ArcSys, screw BlazBlue, I want a new HD Guilty Gear damnit! (or hell even GG VS. BB) But for now this PS2 upscale port is the closest thing we can get, also for $15.

On the wishlist:
- Skyrim: Dragonborn (Out now) - The 2nd DLC pack (Hearthfire doesn't count) and we finally come back to Morrowind (which I still love to see a HD re-release of), or at least part of it. I personally wasn't too much interested in the vampire-based Dawnguard but this one looks pretty awesome and plus it has true dragon riding! Will buy after getting some holiday moneyz.
- Far Cry 3 (Out now) - The reviews and visuals of this game are a solid stunner but will have to wait until after finishing up other games I have on my que.
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Posted: Dec 10 2012, 08:58 PM
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I've finished the main story in Assassin's Creed 3, and I've found that, ironically, I'm having more fun playing around now that it's over than I did when I was playing through that actual story missions. That has never been the case for me in any other open world game, and it really doesn't speak well for the story of the game.
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Gone back to playing Demon's Souls. I actually fucking hate this game. I remember why I quit last time, I had died too often so the game decided to upgrade all the enemies so I'd die more.
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Been playing Endless Space a lot. Picked it up on steam after the free play weekend. It's great except i think it's just missing a few things that pushes it over from good to remarkable. right now it's just a very competent 4X game.

also, i really don't like the way tech works in this game. it's nothing unusual but the UI presentation makes it needlessly annoying to peruse and find things. Especially since all of the weapons branch is just the same boring upgrades with a few nuggets thrown in there. the synergy could be better for one.
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QUOTE (Random Wanderer @ Dec 6 2012, 01:36 AM)
And if I shove them out of the way I get notoriety and any guards nearby get suspicious and/or hostile. And if I try to go around the minstrels the run ahead and stop directly in front of me again. If I could kill them all without getting desynchronized, I would.

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Currently just starting the Dragonborn DLC for Skyrim.

Soo weird seeing stuff like ash yams growing here.

The chitin armor looks kinda cool, but I have better already (tho running around as a vampiric kitty in thieves guild grandmaster armor and krosis mask is a bit odd...still wanna throttle Serana for her terribad pathfinding tho.
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Just finished Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. It's a pretty good game with a nice story, wish I didn't get myself spoiled about the big reveal though.

And I don't like how they kept pushing the Bastila route. In the conversation I had with her before the last boss, literally every dialogue close included a "I love you" option as #1. Even though I avoiding picking it the last 3 times.

And then at the end she still asked "do you love me" with the options

1. Yes
2. A different kind of yes
3. Another kind of yes
4. No

I suppose I should be happy they gave me option 4.

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QUOTE (Moridin84 @ Dec 16 2012, 02:46 PM)
Just finished Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. It's a pretty good game with a nice story, wish I didn't get myself spoiled about the big reveal though.

Astoundingly I managed to avoid being spoiled when I played through the first time (that almost never happens for me), and while I knew something was up, I hadn't quite worked out what by the time the reveal happened. It was... pretty cool.

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And I don't like how they kept pushing the Bastila route. In the conversation I had with her before the last boss, literally every dialogue close included a "I love you" option as #1. Even though I avoiding picking it the last 3 times.

And then at the end she still asked "do you love me" with the options

1. Yes
2. A different kind of yes
3. Another kind of yes
4. No

I suppose I should be happy they gave me option 4.

Hmm... No, I didn't play male characters often enough to remember if that was the norm or not. I would think there would be dialogue options earlier on to avoid getting into the romance stuff: I know female characters could prevent Carth from getting any ideas about them.

Anyway, I'm replaying Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning at the moment, for lack of anything newer that I want to spend money on. Also for lack of money that I want to spend on anything.

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