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My housemate/lodger has started playing Torchlight. It's almost eerie not hearing Fallout New Vegas noises every time I come home.
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Just finished The Witcher 2. Did Roche's path. Haven't decided whether I'll jump into a replay now, or go to one of the other games on my wait-list instead.


I think you should try Iorveth path on the go, it gives a bit more satisfaction than Roche's one. But if you are bored with the game, skip it and do it when you will replay the game again from the start.

I'm not bored with the game, but it looks like there will be some more new content if I wait a couple months. That strikes me as a good reason to play something else for a while.

I have DE:HR, Portal 2, Arkham City, and Skyrim waiting for me at the moment. I'm thinking that I'll start with Deus Ex.

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Messed around a bit in BF3.

DICE really needs to learn that when you make an action set piece, you need to make your objectives somewhat not-crazy. They want me to bum rush, get an LMG while on a bridge where I have 0 cover and am getting shot at by every enemy and their cousin on the map.

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Just finished The Witcher 2. Did Roche's path. Haven't decided whether I'll jump into a replay now, or go to one of the other games on my wait-list instead.


I think you should try Iorveth path on the go, it gives a bit more satisfaction than Roche's one. But if you are bored with the game, skip it and do it when you will replay the game again from the start.

I'm not bored with the game, but it looks like there will be some more new content if I wait a couple months. That strikes me as a good reason to play something else for a while.

I have DE:HR, Portal 2, Arkham City, and Skyrim waiting for me at the moment. I'm thinking that I'll start with Deus Ex.


So, opinions on the writing? Did you find it as annoyingly misogynistic as the original, or think they made progress (like I do)? I'm curious.

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So, opinions on the writing? Did you find it as annoyingly misogynistic as the original, or think they made progress (like I do)? I'm curious.

Far better in that regard. Simply including adult female characters who were neither crones nor potential objects of sexual conquest was an enormous positive step.

Although in terms of thematic quest writing, I don't think that it quite matched up to the strongest parts of TW1. There was a group of quests in early Ch. 3 of the first game that, to me, remains the best part of the series. The vampire bordello, the werewolf bit, the cannibal in the Swamp, and the encounter with the talking ghoul all iterate on the core theme of "how does a monster-hunter decide what/who is or isn't a monster," all while the whole "Shani wants to settle down and get away from all this" plot thread poses the question of whether and why G would want to be a monster-hunter in the first place. (It may be coincidence that I was doing all these quests around the same time, but it was a happy coincidence.) There wasn't any part of TW2 where I was so consistently delighted by how simultaneous plot threads resolved. In place of that thematic content, the sequel instead offered a lot of politics, which is a much tougher sell in terms of getting emotional buy-in from the player.

That said, TW2 avoided TW1's problem of opening with 10 or so hours of quite dull gameplay that lack much reason for the player to care about the gameworld or any of its characters. Based on that point alone, I feel comfortable in calling it a much better game.

Edited by Enoch, 27 January 2012 - 12:12 PM.


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anybody play ArmA2 (ACE/ACRE) on a regular basis?

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QUOTE (WDeranged @ Jan 27 2012, 07:40 AM)
The sequel is just as good, or at least I enjoyed both games equally, great mood.

There are two particularly poignant moments in the game, but for the rest I found it far inferior the first. There's no longer the mystery of the first game and the locations are more generic while in the first game they were all so atmospheric and quirky "warped history".

QUOTE (Drowsy Emperor @ Jan 27 2012, 06:50 AM)
Finished Syberia. Beautiful game, particularly towards the end. It gets an easy 9/10 from me.

Syberia 1&2 are practically the only significant and memorable post-2000 point&click games until Gray Matter came out. Adventure games nowadays are still churned out by the dozens, but either fail to succesfully emulate their great predecessors or are just utterly forgettable.

There's of course also Dreamfall, but that one's memorable only for being a huge trainwreck.


Methinks that there could be no really fitting sequel to Syberia as the quest (for the mammoths) and its hypothetical resolution is never really the point of the tale. Rather the power of the story comes from the journey itself, the courage to leave an old life behind and give into some romantic adventure, inner passion or pure wanderlust. Any true resolution in a plot sense would let the whole thing down a and is unnecessary.

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anyone have a 3ds? im thinking of maybe getting one for resident evil revelations, of course, maybe if i wait a year it will get a console "hd" release...

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There wasn't any part of TW2 where I was so consistently delighted by how simultaneous plot threads resolved. In place of that thematic content, the sequel instead offered a lot of politics, which is a much tougher sell in terms of getting emotional buy-in from the player.

About this point, I feel the Iorveth path to be a bit better than Roche's one. Less politics, a bit more investigations. But of course, there is not much introspection neither ( a bit in the succubus quest).
I can undestand you want to wait for the EE if this is coming soon, yet.

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My housemate/lodger has started playing <i>Torchlight</i>. It's almost eerie not hearing Fallout New Vegas noises every time I come home.


I spent quite a few hours on the pc with Torchlight and have recently purchased it for my Xbox and after about 15 minutes of figuring out the controls, I have to say that it's a great loot game to play on the Xbox where there doesn't appear to be many. Or maybe it's the simpleness of the game that draws my attention.

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anyone have a 3ds? im thinking of maybe getting one for resident evil revelations, of course, maybe if i wait a year it will get a console "hd" release...


I'm just going to wait for them to port it over to the 360 or something.

Also, Assassin's Creed Revelations was going okay until I came across those Desmond Miles' memory sections. WTF?! Who was the genius who thought that would be a good addition to the Assassin's Creed series? It's like I'm suddenly playing a mutated version of Tetris.

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Trying to beat Xcom for the very first time. It did not start well with 5 of my starting 8 soldiers dying on the very first mission before they even spotted the alien that was shooting them. It didn't help that only one of the other three soldiers was able to actually kill an alien with the standard rifle. Everyone else seemed to have their shots plink off the Sectoids massive heads. That was followed up with a base defence at the start of february. Not nearly as bad as it could have been. I lost 5 of 12 soldiers on that one, but one died to a fatal wound I didn't realize he had (I swear he was never hit though!) and another died on the last turn to a cyber disk that was hiding above the entrance to my hanger.

Other than those I've been pretty lucky. I didn't run into my first Chrysalid until after I had flying suits and all three alien bases I've blown up have been floater bases so no mind control and no Chrysalids in tight corridors. The US and Canada both signed pacts with the aliens. This is all revenge for locating my second base in Cuba isn't it...

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Nothing, no time, except for running FM2012 in the background sometimes. Hoping to finish BG1 soon for the LP, before Crusader Kings 2 takes over completely.

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I just started up The Last Remnant. I thought "hmm, this shouldn't take too long, I'll be done with it by the time Amalur launches."

Then I checked How Long to Beat. That's a negative, Ghost Rider.

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started up resident evil 1 for the first time since i bought in 1996? tonight. thoughts: damn i suck at games now, this is hella hard!
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I just started up The Last Remnant. I thought "hmm, this shouldn't take too long, I'll be done with it by the time Amalur launches."

Then I checked How Long to Beat. That's a negative, Ghost Rider.


Well, you could be finished in 10 hours. I lost interest in the game that quickly, traded it and never played the rest of it.

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started up resident evil 1 for the first time since i bought in 1996? tonight. thoughts: damn i suck at games now, this is hella hard!

Heh, you picked Chris as your character, didn't you? Chris is the hard mode in the game and Jill the normal.

One of my all time favorite games :)

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Finished my 4th playthrough of DSIII. Still a very enjoyable game. Also playing GoW3 on my XBox. Storywise a big letdown so far. Now back to Anno 2070.

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Playing some Portal 2 and Dark Souls.. need to lift my curse in the second :(

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Finished my 4th playthrough of DSIII.


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