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#502 Apr 09 2013 at 8:27 AM Rating: Good
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Story-wise, play them in order. Gameplay wise, Dead Space is RE1, and DS2 is RE4.
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#503 Apr 09 2013 at 8:50 AM Rating: Good
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I got Deadlight in that Microsoft bundle from Amazon a while back. I should blow through a couple of those games and feel as though I've accomplished something (so to speak). I have Hotline Miami laying around as well.

I have Dead Space 1 & 2 (and no intent in getting 3). Should I play 1 then 2 or is one of them a vastly superior product?


Everything I've heard (I've got about halfway through 1 before I lost my save and stopped) suggests that they're close enough in quality that you should go in chronological order. Some prefer one or the other, but there isn't a whole lot of consensus. I suspect I'd prefer 1, myself.

But you should really play Hotline Miami first.
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#504 Apr 09 2013 at 10:00 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
I got Deadlight in that Microsoft bundle from Amazon a while back. I should blow through a couple of those games and feel as though I've accomplished something (so to speak). I have Hotline Miami laying around as well.

I have Dead Space 1 & 2 (and no intent in getting 3). Should I play 1 then 2 or is one of them a vastly superior product?
Dead Space is one of my favorite games ever. I know a lot of people who prefer Dead Space 2, but those are the people who don't typically like survival horror, as DS2 is a bit more action-oriented. From what I understand, the PC port of the first game has issues, particularly if you play with KB/M. Something about mouse acceleration and aiming issues. I don't know if you have a controller or not, but the consensus is that playing with a controller is superior, for the first title. Apparently they fixed these issues in the port of the second one. I'm not sure what, if any, fixes are available for the original.

Oh, and apparently you want to turn off the in-game v-sync in DS1, and instead force it through your hardware if you want to enable it.

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Good to know. I have a 360 controller for some PC games although I prefer KB/M. But I'll try both or something and decide where I'm comfortable. If KB/M sucks at least I'll know why and what to do about it beyond "ragequit".
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#506 Apr 09 2013 at 10:11 AM Rating: Good
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Make sure you use a mouse for the turret sections of DS1, it's a lot easier that way.
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#507 Apr 09 2013 at 10:18 AM Rating: Good
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I didn't find them difficult on PS3 at all, except when trying for the achievements.
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#508 Apr 09 2013 at 1:33 PM Rating: Good
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Deadlight was one of my accidental drunken buys. I probably won't like it.
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Deadlight was one of my accidental drunken buys. I probably won't like it.


I hear that the narration is particularly dreadful and the puzzles are dumb, but there's a lot of praise for the visuals, so I'm hoping I can just eke some enjoyment out of them
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#510 Apr 09 2013 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
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the visuals do look pretty but visuals are actually what I care about least in games.
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Looking at that Microsoft pack (Deadlight, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Mark of the Ninja, Toy Soldiers, Iron Brigade) I'm skeptical that I'll like any of them.

Oh well, at least they were cheap Smiley: laugh
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#512 Apr 09 2013 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
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Looking at that Microsoft pack (Deadlight, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Mark of the Ninja, Toy Soldiers, Iron Brigade) I'm skeptical that I'll like any of them.

Oh well, at least they were cheap Smiley: laugh


If you can't enjoy Mark of the Ninja, I'll be quite disappointed. It topped my GOTY voting in quite a few categories.

One of 2012's best.

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If you can't enjoy Mark of the Ninja, I'll be quite disappointed

In me, you or the game?
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#514 Apr 09 2013 at 2:16 PM Rating: Good
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Eske Esquire wrote:
If you can't enjoy Mark of the Ninja, I'll be quite disappointed

In me, you or the game?


Life, I think.
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Tell whoever on "your" site gave Tomb Raider a 93 to start capping their markers before writing reviews. It's a solid, fun game but it ain't a 93 game.
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#516 Apr 09 2013 at 2:42 PM Rating: Good
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Tell whoever on "your" site gave Tomb Raider a 93 to start capping their markers before writing reviews. It's a solid, fun game but it ain't a 93 game.


I'll get right on that. Smiley: tongue

Haven't played it myself, but from everything I'm read I'm inclined to agree with you about it.
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#517 Apr 09 2013 at 3:40 PM Rating: Good
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Tell whoever on "your" site gave Tomb Raider a 93 to start capping their markers before writing reviews. It's a solid, fun game but it ain't a 93 game.
Well, to be fair, most sites rate on a 5 point system: 0-79, 80-89, 90-94, 95-98 and 99-100, where 0-79 is not worth playing, 80-89 is barely worth playing, 90-94 is worth a rental, 95-98 is pretty decent, and 99-100 is good.
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In me, you or the game?
Life, I think.

It's been fun (did the first two levels) but the controls are giving me conniptions.
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#519 Apr 09 2013 at 10:57 PM Rating: Excellent
Deadlight's neat. I think I got it for less than $5, definitely worth it. It's kind of a zombie platformer/puzzle game.
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#520 Apr 10 2013 at 7:33 AM Rating: Good
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If you can't enjoy Mark of the Ninja, I'll be quite disappointed
In me, you or the game?
Life, I think.

It's been fun (did the first two levels) but the controls are giving me conniptions.


I'm sure you've already considered it, but maybe a controller would serve better? IIRC the game seemed like it'd be a fine fit for it.

Edited, Apr 10th 2013 9:33am by Eske
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Yeah, I'll probably try it. I just suck at using controllers these days. Too many toggles and switches and I wind up pressing the right trigger on accident just by holding the controller or trying to figure out what the **** the L3 button is or staring at it during a QTE saying "Now which of you is the red button?"

Mainly, I'm just old Smiley: laugh

The game is entertaining though so I'll grant you that.
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#522 Apr 10 2013 at 8:03 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah, I'll probably try it. I just suck at using controllers these days. Too many toggles and switches and I wind up pressing the right trigger on accident just by holding the controller or trying to figure out what the **** the L3 button is or staring at it during a QTE saying "Now which of you is the red button?"

Mainly, I'm just old Smiley: laugh.


S'all in what you're used to, I suppose. I tried to play Battlefield 3 with KB & M for a few rounds last week, and it was an unmitigated disaster.

You know those scenes in Looney Tunes where a character would get the jump on another one with a gun, then proceed to accidentally shoot around them in a complete silhouette? That's what I would do in BF3, except it would end with me getting knifed.

The prompts don't change for controller, either, so whenever it says "Press E to change kits", I get to go through a frantic series of incorrect button presses to figure out what it corresponds to. My character knifes, jumps, shoots, and crouches until he picks up the thing I want. I must look like a spaz.

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#523 Apr 10 2013 at 8:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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Smiley: lol

I'll pretty much play any PC game that has native controller support with a controller. I've tried playing some games without native support (here's looking at you, Mass Effect) by using a third party program to map keypresses to the controller, and usually it's a massive failing on my part.

I don't play competitive FPS so it's never really been an issue for me. So I can't get headshots as quickly as my cohorts in Borderlands. It doesn't take away from my enjoyment of the game.
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#524 Apr 10 2013 at 10:40 AM Rating: Good
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yeah I find it difficult to enjoy games fully if they don't have controller support. If EQ2 had controller support I'd play it a lot more... and guildwars also didn't get the chance that it would have otherwise if it had it.

It's part of what makes me a SE mmo-er for life.

Edited, Apr 10th 2013 9:41am by Olorinus
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#525 Apr 10 2013 at 10:49 AM Rating: Good
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TERA has controller support
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What's using a controller like in TERA? I've heard rumblings they don't work so well (from quality sources like forums and global chat, of course Smiley: rolleyes), but I've never tried myself.
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#527 Apr 10 2013 at 11:29 AM Rating: Good
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im not sure, i havent used them either, i just know the overlay pops up when my controller is plugged in.
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Press the "back" button if it's a 360 controller. That should pull up your controller options, and you can turn the overlay off from there.
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#529 Apr 10 2013 at 12:56 PM Rating: Good
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tera has too much breast physics
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True. They need some jiggling *** physics to help balance it out.
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#531 Apr 10 2013 at 1:04 PM Rating: Good
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Harlem Shake, the MMO.
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#532 Apr 10 2013 at 1:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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Olorinus the Ludicrous wrote:
tera has too much breast physics

Someone has been staring at their elf methinks... Smiley: sly

Do the other races have it bad too? I know my elf warrior's won't stop jiggling around, but I hadn't noticed the females of other races. Maybe it's just less noticeable on smaller boobies?

Obviously I need to spend more time researching this.
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#533 Apr 10 2013 at 2:58 PM Rating: Good
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I haven't played the game, screenies and videos were enough. If I did play I would be a poporin. Cause furries are somehow better than jello jiggler boobs
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#534 Apr 10 2013 at 3:14 PM Rating: Good
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I would be a poporin.


heck yea they are awesome.
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Fuzzballs are thoroughly recommended.
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#536 Apr 10 2013 at 6:48 PM Rating: Excellent
No banana hammock physics... Sexist yo.
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Cause furries are somehow better than jello jiggler boobs
Ugh, no.
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No banana hammock physics... Sexist yo.

I'll say this much for TERA, it has some degree of balance. There's still more skimpy female stuff than skimpy male stuff, but there's plenty of both. More universally sexualized, less sexist. The humans are really the only male/female race that strike me as having a big difference in armor coverage away from the naughty bits.
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From what I understand, the PC port of the first game has issues, particularly if you play with KB/M. Something about mouse acceleration and aiming issues.

Holy cats, yeah the mouse acceleration in DS1 is absolute sh*t. I'll make an attempt of seeing if there's a fix and if not have to change to controller. It's really bad.

Edit: Forgot about turning off Vsync which will be my first course of action next time I play.

Edited, Apr 13th 2013 9:32pm by Jophiel
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#540 Apr 14 2013 at 12:42 AM Rating: Good
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I started kingdoms of amalur and for the first time ever I want to play a roguelike character that specializes in daggers and sneak attack combat.
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#541 Apr 14 2013 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Speaking as a *** guy. I really don't want physics so much as i just want it to be THERE where applicable.(I recently downloaded the DLC for guy clothes in dead or alive which is basicly all the guys but 3 fighting in just tight shorts. HELLO KEN DOLLS) Plus no guy wants to see ***** artificially bounce while a dude wearing clothes. We all wince to much becuase we *know* something gone wrong in their pants.

I also at least in MMOs that are banking hard on *** appeal like Tera seems to be and Phantasy star Online 2. *** bar for both genders. Why is the game industry afraid of asses. Even for woman, fat bottom girls are far and few in between.

Incidently I know it's a sexist industry but if you want an example of actual Male characters that pull off *** appeal without it being to offensive to straights. Look no further then Team ninja games. "Monkey" and both Dante and Vergil by them are hoooooooooooot. Guess what? Don't know if you noticed. But both brothers actually have asses. "Monkey" little too buff for my taste but I gotta admit his mid section has my brain wondering.

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I'll say this much for TERA, it has some degree of balance. There's still more skimpy female stuff than skimpy male stuff, but there's plenty of both. More universally sexualized, less sexist. The humans are really the only male/female race that strike me as having a big difference in armor coverage away from the naughty bits.


While I do enjoy a skimpy outfit here or there for guys. I just like to say this for here and anyone who makes game who most definitely won't read this. Girl **** =/= Guy ****. Stop being lazy and throwing on something a girl would wear man it up a little bit if you feel like making an effort and throwing it on a guy.

It's not always **** and serves to alienate guys(Mainly straights) who would never, ever, ever wear that stuff.

THIS is ****.

That outfit you linked to at the end looks like it's out of a cliche *** club in a movie.

Edited, Apr 14th 2013 9:34am by Laxedrane
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Picked up the Final Fantasy III remake for DS, put a few hours into it. Had to grind quite a bit at the start, but have gotten to a point where it's not as noticeable. Bought a couple other DS RPGs on Ebay. Still haven't installed Tomb Raider or Bioshock: Infinite. Uninstalled TERA.
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I haven't even activated the codes. Smiley: lol
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I am playing Monaco.



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Embargo is up on the 24th, IIRC. Hoping to have a review up then.
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#549 Apr 15 2013 at 9:36 PM Rating: Good
I finished Tomb Raider (enjoyable) so I tried Age of Wushu... Holy crap what a slow moving confusing mess it is. I think I had like one fight in the first 2 hours of game play. It was basically a never ending tutorial on how to navigate and use the terrible UI.

On the other hand the system appears fairly deep and the world is kind of pretty. Plus I like playing a Kung Fu movie MMO. I dunno if I can stay awake for 45 minutes of trying to find a school of trout for my fishing and cooking skills without /wristing I might give it another try.

Seems like bad design though to give me a fishing daily for trout when the only pools that spawn in town are bream and Pike.

Blah.
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#550 Apr 16 2013 at 6:47 AM Rating: Good
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In my quest for an MMO fix, I dl'ed LOTRO again this weekend. I enjoyed myself. I forgot how many little extra's this game has. I found my old account info easy enough but started from scratch with a Runekeeper.

I want to buy a spider for monster-play - but I've been down that road to ruin once. I must refrain.

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I always go back to LotRO. It has a feel that I haven't found anywhere else.


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