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Discussion in 'General Game Help & Discussion' started by Gorge, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Operative #19

    Operative #19 Kept ya waiting, huh? Premium Member

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    I started The Order and haven't finished it. Very boring game.

    And I've started streaming games on Twitch, right now focusing on retro stuff. I played Symphony of the Night for a "video game book club" and now I'm playing Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
     
  2. Sigs Minock

    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    Finally started my game of Dragon Age: Inquisition, as an elven mage. [never played a mage before- always been a duel wielding rogue.]
    was kind of hoping to be able to shapeshift like Morrigan could in the first game.

    my friend's True Vault Hunter run bugged out and i decided to burn through another TVH game, together
     
  3. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    Man, I loved Symphony of the Night, so amazing in so many ways.

    I couldn't get into Lunar, though I wouldn't mind giving it a second chance at some point
     
  4. Northern Lights

    Northern Lights Perfection '11 Moderator Premium Member

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    I really need to start playing again. Played a bit of NBA 2K15, but pretty much just been watching Netflix. I started Tomb Raider and was loving it, too.
     
  5. The Eye in the Sky!

    The Eye in the Sky! That guy eating pie Super Moderator Premium Member

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    I did a dual-wield rogue and it is incredibly powerful and fun to play as... but I do often switch over to my mages and archers because battles are so much fun. I love stacking two mages in my party as much as possible with combinations of elemental abilities. Add the dual-wield rogue and a tank and I've yet to have a game over. One of the dragons got close but I bested him.

    Stealth (100% critical chance on first blow) + Hidden Blades is almost cheating.
     
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  6. Spiner202

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    I've pretty much finished Child of Light, but the only problem is that I stopped at failing to beat the final boss so I could level up some more. The only problem is I have no idea how to get back to the final boss. Does anyone who has played the game have any advice? I've gone to the right area, but nothing happens. I would hate to have to start over again just to beat the boss.
     
  7. Gorge

    Gorge Would have robbed the store if Al didnt retire Premium Member

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    You should volunteer to do some Twitch steams for the new GW's once thats up and running.

    Past few weeks i've been way into Red Orchestra 2 on PC. I can't put the game down. Just got a headset about 2 weeks ago and thats made my PC games more enjoyable online.

    Also getting pumped for Hotline Miami 2...can't believe its almost out. Its stayed pretty low key since its announcement.
     
  8. Sigs Minock

    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    So far, exploring the Hinterlands before doing the 'main mission' in that area. And i'm liking the irony of playing an elven in regards to the story, especially as the
    Herald of Andraste
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    Finished my Wilhelm's True Vault Hunter run in the Pre-Sequel, now just wrapping up the sidequests before putting that game to rest before the first big DLC..
     
  9. Spiner202

    Spiner202 Ex-Moderator Premium Member

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    Figured this out. I was just looking in the wrong area.

    I started The Swapper today. I only put in about 30 minutes, but it was enough for me to decide not to finish the game. The gameplay is pretty cool. You get to create up to 4 clones that move in tandem with you in a different location, and you can switch between which one you want to play as. In that sense, it's very much a puzzle game. With that said, I'm just tired of playing 2D side-scrollers.

    For that reason, the 10 minutes I put into Apotheon today also made me decide it's not for me. I'm sure it's a great game in its own right, but I just can't imagine spending more than a few hours of that.

    My new plan is to see what comes for the PS+ games this week (heard rumours of a Lego game!). If that doesn't work out, I'm going to buy The Order next weekend and take advantage of EB Games' satisfaction guarantee (can return a game up to 7 days after purchase in exchange for another game, even if opened) to beat it and then get something else. I'm debating between Dragon Age, Dying Light, Bloodborne, and Far Cry 4.
     
  10. Sigs Minock

    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    RE: Dragon Age: Inquisition- Anyone know how to upgrade Varric's Bianca? exploring the Hinterlands, i gathered a lot of loot, so i returned to Haven and decided to make some upgrades. I had some schematics, so i crafted some... but i cannot access Bianca.

    I opened up a couple of areas, but i'm going to finish up what needs be done in the Hinterlands.
     
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  11. Grave_Digger

    Grave_Digger The Hottest Thing Since Sliced Bread Premium Member

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    Bianca has its own specific set of upgrades. They'll be labeled Bianca II, Bianca III, etc.


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  12. Northern Lights

    Northern Lights Perfection '11 Moderator Premium Member

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    Played a fair bit of Tomb Raider tonight. It's a fantastic game. Really enjoying it
     
  13. Sigs Minock

    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    also, it helps to cycle through characters to access their equipment.

    Will there be an option to store stuff eventually? most of my crafting materials are taking up my inventory slots.

    I've cleared the Hinterlands, and am currently going through the Mire to deal with Avvar thugs there... I'm not going to take on the dragon by Redcliffe til way later.
     
  14. The Eye in the Sky!

    The Eye in the Sky! That guy eating pie Super Moderator Premium Member

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    I didn't actually beat the Hinterlands dragon until I was level 16 and had some advanced skill tree stuff open.

    There was supposed to be a patch this week that adds inventory chests to your home base, not sure if that has been released yet.
     
  15. Gorge

    Gorge Would have robbed the store if Al didnt retire Premium Member

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    I assume you mean the remake. I really loved that game and was surprised by how good it was. The original TR games were pretty clunky and not enjoyable to play, but the new one did everything right. One of the few games that did "remake" right.
     
  16. Sigs Minock

    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    Cleared the Mire, still trying to find the last Landmark in the Mire though.
    And going through the Savage Shores [or whatever it's called] and the Ocular outside the first camp, can't find the third Shard... Then i see a giant fighting a Dragon whilst dealing with the Blades of Hesserian *
    I had the Mercy equipped, so i was able to recruit them
    * Yea, not going anywhere near those two.
     
  17. Grave_Digger

    Grave_Digger The Hottest Thing Since Sliced Bread Premium Member

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    The giant is actually really easy to kill. And once you approach, the dragon leaves.


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  18. Sigs Minock

    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    yea, found that out. went around them and after establishing the camp, they were no where to be found.

    I think the requisition jobs in the Fallow Mire are bugged. i've completed the Plague Elixir and the Dwarven Survey; after i complete the one, the other resurfaces... not that i'm complaining about free and easy power. [well, 'easy' in regards to the survey. getting zombies to drop the diseased flesh is a chore.]
     
  19. Grave_Digger

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    Requisition jobs are infinite.


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  20. Sigs Minock

    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    Dragon Age: Inquistion- went to Orlais,
    saw the Templars break from the Chantry
    , met up with Sera and Vivienne- recruited them both.

    I think my 'imported home world' data was messed up somehow. When talking to Varric, he mentioned Hawke's brother was a templar- but in my game, he died and Hawke's mage sister was inducted into the Circle.
    Then when talking to Leliana, she mentioned that the Hero of Ferelden had died... how? my character survived the Blight and even finished Awakening and all that other DLC.
     
  21. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    I went through the Shinobi trilogy on Genesis. I'd have to rank them Shinobi 3, Shadow Dancer and Revenge of Shinobi.

    Revenge, the controls were just too clunky and Joe just didn't feel like a Ninja.

    Shadow Dancer the levels got a tad repetitive with the multiple acts, but I liked that Joe was much more agile and the levels were short, but you died in one hit. It was a good balance.

    Shinobi 3 takes pretty much all that was good in 1 and 2 and combines them, the last level is brutally hard

    Also finally starting Splinter Cell Conviction after not being able to start because UPlay sucks
     
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  22. Sigs Minock

    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    DA:I recruited Iron Bull and Blackwall, and i sure as hell hope that the "mysterious box" vendor isn't selling the storage chest... screw you EA, for making me horde 100,000 gold just to store my stuff.

    So far, i'm not liking how everyone's skill tree is exactly the same. Morrigan and Wynne in Origins; Merrill, Anders, Hawke's sister all had different magicks available to them. likewise in the both games, each character was different and had abilities none other had.
    in this game, each character is no different from the other of it's class. Why should i play Blackwall over Cassandra? Vivienne over Solas? Can i turn Sera into a dual-wielding rogue, or is she a straight up sniper like Varric?
     
  23. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Yeah, I don't like that aspect either. I seemed to be in the minority when I used to love systems where a party member could only do one type of thing. It takes the personality out of the character a little bit to me when they can do it all.

    I did try to separate them as much as possible in this by going with completely different skills, for warriors I had Cassandra tank, Iron Bull as an all-out offensive threat and Blackwall as a combination of them. Solas was electrical and necromancy, Dorian was fire and spirit, Vivienne can go to hell. Hero was a stealth dual-wield, Sera/Varric were archers.

    But yeah, I like when you have forced jobs. It makes each character unique.
     
  24. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    I'm enjoying Splinter Cell Conviction. Is it a true stealth game like the games before? No, but its still fun. I do wish it was more stealth based...I feel like it pushes you to be more action oriented as s few places it seemed hard to not be able to be stealthy.

    A few control issues I don't like, can't move bodies once knocked out/killed. I would love an auto stick to the cover instead of having to hold it and I can no longer whistle or throw objects to distract guards. The guards AI isn't all that, but I do hate how I can cause a distraction to happen, like shoot out the chandelier (with a silenced sun) causing it to fall and they automatically know its an intruder instead of a freak accident. I could see if I did it to multiple objects, but just one could be seen as an accident

    I do greatly miss series spoilers
    Sam and Lambert's banter, it was so amazing and some of the best parts of the old games

    Oh and I hate the black and white thing when in shadows. I miss the old light bar that gave you an idea, I hate looking at everything in black and white
     
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  25. dimmerwit

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    I agree with pretty much all of that. I still think Chaos Theory is one of the best games ever made, and holds up unbelievably well for a 10(!) year old game, and they didn't need to fiddle with the formula that much. Double Agent introduced some interesting elements and I think it's an underrated game, but Conviction went too far and just turned into a slightly run-of-the-mill action game with little of the tension that made the previous games so great.

    It's a bit like Hitman Absolution, which is another good game but disappointing as it took away a lot of what made the Hitman series great and went to a more conservative, generic and ultimately less interesting approach.
     
  26. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    I couldn't even finish Hitman Absolution, it wasn't bad, but it was highly disappointing.

    I agree that Double Agent is underrated

    I'd say Pandora Tomorrow holds up pretty well too, granted I haven't played it in awhile....the first one if I remember correctly is probably a little archaic.
     
  27. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    Just finished Conviction It was okay, just not a splinter cell game. I don't mind a game adapting to the times, but the AI needs to be improved, controls tightened and more open level design. Make it a game where I can go guns a blazing or I can sneak around, don't force me into big confrontations.
     
  28. Spiner202

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    Earlier this week, I picked up Lego Marvel Super Heroes when it went on sale for $5 on PSN. I'm not a digital guy, but at that price, I definitely could be one.

    I only had a chance to try it last night, but it's pretty fun. The game has seemingly every character and I'm not even that far in yet. This is my first lego game in a while, but it feels like the games are starting to get a bit too big for its own good. There's so much to do! This is probably going to take up my time for quite a while, but there's nothing wrong with that.
     
  29. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    Just started playing Snatcher, man do I love the graphics of this game and the whole feel
     
  30. dimmerwit

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    The first two were great games but are a little more linear and not quite as interesting in that respect. Chaos Theory's levels feel a lot bigger and more expansive, even if they aren't quite on the open world level. And co-op was awesome.