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Delorean88
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dishonored, I liked it and it's a great new IP but I don't think it's worth the $60. Worth if $40 or $30 but in no way does this mean it's a bad game. Good concept that is executed well and the flaws in the game are minor really and are only bugging depending on how picky you are. The game is easier than I thought it would be (that said I am playing on normal), by that I mean I'm able to discover the various options of assassinating my targets a lot easier than games like Hitman. For me that's good because there's less roadblocks to discovering the multiple possibilities. I'm playing the game stealthy and not trying to kill anyone, though I've killed a couple because for some reason in games like this I have a need to murder everybody I see. I definitely plan on replaying with a murderous playthrough.

Next week hopefully I'll beat dishonored by then so that I can focus solely on the borderlands 2 DLC
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played the Retro City Rampage demo and in the ten minutes there were references to Super Troopers, The Dark Knight, Mega Man, Bomberman, Duck Hunt, Mario, DuckTales, Frogger, Sonic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, A-Team, Dr. Who, Zelda, Back to the Future...

I probably missed several. And that's only in the 10-minute demo. I need to buy this.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Played some Metroid Prime 3 for the first time. I must say right of the bat I was super impressed with the use of the motion controls—perhaps the best implementation of them so far IMO. Oddly enough, the novelty wore out about 3 hours in and I'm ready for something else. Man, why do I get sick of games so easily?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished beating borderlands 2 a second time now with the mechromancer. Waiting on my roommate to finish a char so we can work on true vault hunter mode.

Going to try the new xcom now.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

used44 wrote:
I played the Retro City Rampage demo and in the ten minutes there were references to Super Troopers, The Dark Knight, Mega Man, Bomberman, Duck Hunt, Mario, DuckTales, Frogger, Sonic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, A-Team, Dr. Who, Zelda, Back to the Future...

I probably missed several. And that's only in the 10-minute demo. I need to buy this.


Color me interested.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was that a Dr. Who reference or a Bill and Ted's reference. Also, buying.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

used44 wrote:
I played the Retro City Rampage demo and in the ten minutes there were references to Super Troopers, The Dark Knight, Mega Man, Bomberman, Duck Hunt, Mario, DuckTales, Frogger, Sonic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, A-Team, Dr. Who, Zelda, Back to the Future...

I probably missed several. And that's only in the 10-minute demo. I need to buy this.

Everyone should buy this game. Part of "playing" is watching the references fly by.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the demo out for the ps3? I couldn't find it in the store.

I played some Jazz Jackrabbit 2 and now I'm enjoying the music and stretching in Noby Noby Boy.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should be...at least it is state side. Search it, Affen.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

used44 wrote:
I played the Retro City Rampage demo and in the ten minutes there were references to Super Troopers, The Dark Knight, Mega Man, Bomberman, Duck Hunt, Mario, DuckTales, Frogger, Sonic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, A-Team, Dr. Who, Zelda, Back to the Future...

I probably missed several. And that's only in the 10-minute demo. I need to buy this.


I won a copy of RCR by spotting as many references as I could in a video of it by TotalBiscuit.

I'm thinking I might use Fraps to catalogue all of 'em in the full version.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just tried the first level. Im pretty sure there were 20 different references in the first level alone.

It plays like you always wanted your 8bit games to play and it has references to all the things we know and grew up on. crazy fun so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sourdeez wrote:
Just finished beating borderlands 2 a second time now with the mechromancer. Waiting on my roommate to finish a char so we can work on true vault hunter mode.

Going to try the new xcom now.

<.< I haven't played borderlands 2 in awhile. Dunno just boring to me <.<
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noritama wrote:
Sourdeez wrote:
Just finished beating borderlands 2 a second time now with the mechromancer. Waiting on my roommate to finish a char so we can work on true vault hunter mode.

Going to try the new xcom now.

<.< I haven't played borderlands 2 in awhile. Dunno just boring to me <.<


Personally, I don't understand everyone's fascination with the franchise.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you would have changed the names of the borderlands 2 copies to borderlands 1 I would have understood why everyone gave borderlands 1 such rave reviews. Borderlands 1 is bland, boring, and the developer even admits to shoehorning in a story after they had finished most of the game. I spent a long time trying to understand just what it was half of my friends loved so much about it while the other half of my friends came to the conclusion that the others just liked boring repetition in a bland world.

This time around the devs have learned a lot and could tell they really needed to work on the world, story, and characters. I remember in the first game they touted about how cool the guns were as you played but to be honest I never found a cool gun in the first game. Even in the dlcs the guns weren't that great or original. Borderlands 2 fixes that within the first 5 levels. The nvidia Physx stuff adds to the game and makes me love corrosive weapons and singularity grenades but I do hope they release more physx based weapons in the future. The new enemies and ai are diverse and the environments are now lush and varies visually from zone to zone.. They did not however learn any lessons from guild wars 2 about not having to deal with loot hog friends or level adjustment to your friends level.

It won't get my game of the year pick but I'm one of the biggest borderlands 1 haters(I finished it all the way through including the dlcs just to be fair) Borderlands 2 from me gets a solid B+. Theres only a handful of things in my opinion that really keeps it down including pet peeves of mine (Like releasing the 5th class as a paid dlc saying it would be 60-90 days after launch, Then they said 30 days, then it came out two weeks after launch effectively keeping people from talking about how its close to day 1, have to pay, dlc until after it was out.)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What should I play next?

Darksiders 2 or Spec Ops: The Line
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex_Osborn wrote:
What should I play next?

Darksiders 2 or Spec Ops: The Line


Darksiders 2 will take about 25 to 40 hours depending on how thorough you are. Spec Ops will be about 8 to 12 depending on how bad your aim is. Personally, I play Darksiders first, but that's just me.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm much more interested in Spec Ops. Darksiders 1 was really boring. 2 is supposedly faster paced and overall more interesting, but I'm in no hurry to give the franchise another chance.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spec Ops the line had a decent story and I won't spoil anything for you.

I will say however I wish they would have used the sand in the environment changing more.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darksiders 2 improves on the original in pretty much every way imaginable. I didn't particularly care for the first game either, but I thoroughly enjoyed the sequel.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spec Ops: The Line.

I'm currently playing... Dragon Ball Z Kinect.
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