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Old 03-16-2012, 01:35 AM
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I was interested in D3 up until the summer of 2010, at which point I stopped being interested in Blizzard's products. No, I do not think "sure, a few trannies get killed" is an acceptable tradeoff for "our chat feature is 2% more useful to a few people than it would be if we used handles instead of real names".
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Now I am going to have to look into that game
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:36 AM
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I finished it two days ago and I agree with Mr. Maturin for he is very wise. Seriously though, the game was fantastic and the ending isn't nearly as earth-shatteringly awful as a lot of people make it out to be.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:22 PM
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I'm very much looking forward to Legend of Grimrock. An old school dungeon crawler. :eager:
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For some reason I thought that was being developed as an iOS game. Now I'm stoked to see that it's for PC. :wriggle:
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:36 PM
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I'm very much looking forward to Legend of Grimrock. An old school dungeon crawler. :eager:
Ooh, that does have some appeal.

Me, I'm still playing Rift. Where "playing" means, a lot of the time, "parking in a corner and working on addons".
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So the new PS4 is in the news, apparently they won't offer backwards compatibility or the ability to buy and play used games. I guess they hated making all that money and have decided to throw it all out the window in the name of beating piracy. It's also being reported that the new Xbox will be the same way. Time to save up for a gaming rig if this actually turns out to be the case.

Sony: Report New Console Won't Support PS3 Or Used Games - Forbes
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Wow, apparently Sony disliked having the number 1 selling console ever (partly due to a large used games market) and didn't want to repeat that by pissing off it's customers in what I'm sure won't be another DRM debacle for Sony.
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I haven't bought a PS3 or Xbox360 mostly because I can't afford to (and I don't have the time to play all the games out there on all three consoles, and Nintendo's properties are my favorite, so...), but this definitely will not make me want to buy a PS4.

If it could play PS3 games, I'd be a more likely customer, because I would be able to play some of the games I missed out on, and it would lower the cost of entry.

If it could play used, it would also lower the cost of entry, and would be good, for example, for catching up with a series.

But assuming the Wii U will play used games (and in fact, most of my games I buy new, but it still annoys me), it will have backwards compatibility with the Wii and Wii controllers. I think Sony will be helping Nintendo to dominate the next console market as well.
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I'm very much looking forward to Legend of Grimrock. An old school dungeon crawler. :eager:
Another GOG gamer? :lowfive:

I just got Age of Wonders (I) from them. It was either that or Dragon Age: Origins* (since I got to watch curses play it last weekend). I went with the cheaper one as hopefully I'm going to be spending more time on tabletop games now that the weather has shifted warmer.

*not GOG, of course.
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I was on a nostalgia kick and grabbed the first Master of Orion and Master of Magic from GOG last week. The times, they were good.

It actually made me like MoO2 less when I replayed it next, 'cause after the simple elegance of the MoO1 planetary interface, the tedium of structure-by-structure city building for EVERY SINGLE ONE of my galaxy-spanning MoO2 colonies was almost overwhelming. Yes, I like having multiple planets per star system, it makes more sense. But the one-thing-at-a-time, all-or-nothing nature of colony industry, the fact that I have to actually tell the starving idiots to build hydroponic farms or terraforming, and the fact that if I automate it the fucking AI starts pumping out obsolete ships from designs that I haven't updated and don't need, all combined for an experience more frustrating than I recalled.

Master of Magic was, of course, excellent.
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I'm very much looking forward to Legend of Grimrock. An old school dungeon crawler. :eager:
The game's out now and it is everything I hoped it to be! I just wanted to test it a little and finished running around Mount Grimrock for hours. Great game so far! :rp:
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:48 PM
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If you liked Master of Orion, there's a "Starbase Orion" for iOS which is pretty much that game, although noticably incomplete... But with an active developer forum and such.
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I'm very much looking forward to Legend of Grimrock. An old school dungeon crawler. :eager:
The game's out now and it is everything I hoped it to be! I just wanted to test it a little and finished running around Mount Grimrock for hours. Great game so far! :rp:
I am very very very slightly disappointed that they didn't use DM's "you can level all classes on one character" thing, because the hybrids were amazing, and you could adapt your characters to your play style.

Still, pretty optimistic. It has the feel of a game done by people who really enjoyed DM and wanted to do an homage.
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Just going from the gameplay vids it reminded me of the old Might & Magic titles from the 90s, so I'm super excited. Should be able to get it soon, I am always hugely appreciative of a new game that doesn't have a $60 price tag.
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Just going from the gameplay vids it reminded me of the old Might & Magic titles from the 90s, so I'm super excited. Should be able to get it soon, I am always hugely appreciative of a new game that doesn't have a $60 price tag.
I tend to divide dungeon crawls into two genres:

1. Might & Magic, Wizardry, Bard's Tale.
2. Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, Black Crypt.

This is VERY strongly in the second genre. I mean, if you are familiar with Dungeon Master, you will recognize a number of the dungeon dressing pieces. The thing where you find a 2x2 space to roflstomp enemies that could slaughter you toe to toe? Yeah, that.

If you like that, this one is at the very least decent. Might not have some of the depth of DM, might have more in some ways. But it's basically a game.
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I've been playing Radiant Historia on my Nintendo DS. It's really, really good - probably the best JRPG I've played in years and years and years.

The combat is surprisingly engaging for a simple system - enemies appear on a 3x3 grid, and your special attacks can sometimes move them in various directions, or hit enemies on a row or column (mostly just a single point). When your characters attack in sequence (something you have to arrange by carefully swapping moves with enemies) you can bunch up a whole load of enemies on one square and blast them with a really powerful attack.

The game rewards these 'combos' by giving you extra experience, gold and items after battles where you chain together long sequences of attacks. Damage also increases - so it's well worth using a weak attack to 'shuffle' a few badies onto one square, as the resulting damage will be higher. Despite this, the difficulty is tuned quite tight, and I'm not at all breezing through the battles.

The story is the high point, and is delightful. Like Chrono Trigger of old, it features time travel - and just like that wonderful game, it has a nice ensemble of characters who drive the story. To add to the confusion, there is also an alternate history taking place. Early in the story, a choice is made that defines two paths through history. Changes in one 'alternate reality' can also affect the other. So not only do you travel through time, you travel through time in one reality! The interface for this moving around the 'tree' of history is really nice. So far the only branches appear to very quickly lead to an 'ending' that is a bit of a downer, but it may be they are a bit more complicated past the first chapter.

Add a healthy dose of politics, mystery and hints of romance (I don't know if they will ever materialise into anything yet), and you have a cracking game so far.
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Ok so I've got Legend of Grimrock bought and installed (rather excited about supporting a DRM-free site like GoG, makes me wish I had more money to throw at them), and after a few bumps like figuring out how to actually fucking attack I'm off to the races.

I find myself kinda wishing combat was more pause-able-turn-based like most of the Bioware rpgs, but it's not too bad. Also, figuring out spells is a bitch, srsly. But it's fun, and very atmospheric. I hope to finish the first floor today.
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In case it's not totally obvious: "Stand toe-to-toe and attack" is not an intended combat strategy. There's a reason there's so many 2x2 openings and rooms.
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I'd be doing a lot more moving around if I could either A) pause-unpause to issue commands; or B) have a key binding for attacking, instead of having to click on the weapon I want to use. And spells? Forget it, there's no way I can do that on the move in a combat situation, at least for ones involving more than one rune.

As-is, it's a mild frustration in an otherwise stellar game.
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That design's directly lifted from Dungeon Master. It is at least marginally a learnable skill if you have two hands and a bit of patience to practice it.
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