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Title: watcha playin'
Post by: tommy on March 09, 2008, 08:03:27 PM
like half of the topics here basically devolve into a discussion about another game, let's just have a general purpose "what are you playing" thread

i just finished up professor layton with around 60% completion in ~9 hours. i had to use a walkthrough for the last 2-3 puzzles though :(
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: NewF on March 09, 2008, 09:21:43 PM
Currently playing Lost Odyssey. I love it, its such a great game. I don't know why its getting bad reviews -_-
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: tommy on March 09, 2008, 11:01:13 PM
damn i just noticed i spilled some salsa on my keyboard it's probably been there for like 5 hours

anyways so all i know about lost odyssey is that it has large hats and the first battle is like 2 hours into the game what's so great about it
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 10, 2008, 08:02:33 PM
http://www.forumwarz.com/

this
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: TimJing on March 10, 2008, 08:29:30 PM
Guitar Hero 3 and No More Heroes.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on March 11, 2008, 03:05:36 AM
Lots and lots of Audiosurf, also Ragnarok Online, I'm going on one of my bi-annual binges on that game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on March 11, 2008, 03:08:32 PM
Audiosurf, IIDX, Lost Odyssey and Devil May Cry 1 through 4, Patapon and sometimes Beautiful Katamari
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 11, 2008, 03:11:47 PM
IIDX, WoW (private servers), O2Jam (private server), Stepmania, Starcraft, Rise of Legends (occasionally), Oblivion..
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 11, 2008, 04:06:58 PM
Audiosurf, IIDX, Lost Odyssey and Devil May Cry 1 through 4, Patapon and sometimes Beautiful Katamari

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SKIP 2, also I heard 4 is disappointing compared to 3, so I'd play 3 last.

Also brawl, probably going to be playing it and it's online for a while.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on March 11, 2008, 06:14:06 PM
Oh, and Sins of a Solar Empire.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: flaffl on March 11, 2008, 11:29:03 PM
Kart Rider

epic shit
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on March 12, 2008, 11:40:51 AM
Rock Band
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Army of Two
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: cristian989 on March 12, 2008, 05:33:18 PM
Metriod Prime, IIDX, Yoshi's Island, RoadRash Jailbreak (GBA)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: flaffl on March 13, 2008, 02:07:13 AM
http://www.forumwarz.com/

this

why am i scared to do this
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 13, 2008, 03:41:27 AM
Army of Two

How is this? It looked like the splinter cell co op but with more shootan. Too bad the commercial for it made it seem like generic shootan.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on March 13, 2008, 10:46:44 AM
How is this? It looked like the splinter cell co op but with more shootan. Too bad the commercial for it made it seem like generic shootan.

It's more like Gears of War with more co-op elements.  General consensus seems to be that the game was designed for co-op with single player play being an afterthought. :P  I haven't soloed it yet, but the co-op play is fun.  You really do have to be careful in some parts, though, because the enemies will overwhelm you if you don't play smart.  Best of all, it's one of the few games where suppressive fire is actually effective, and where enemies will actually aim for the guy with the LMG before they shoot at the one with the pistol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 13, 2008, 12:24:01 PM
Oh wow, nice.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Korremar on March 13, 2008, 02:19:32 PM
FFXI mostly. Some D&D. I need to pick Namco x Capcom back up.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on March 13, 2008, 05:18:55 PM
I just started playing Phantom Hourglass. It's pretty fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: tommy on March 14, 2008, 06:09:08 AM
i've been doing mostly steam multiplayer stuff, in no particular order:

sven coop
brainbread
hl2: jakin bacon source
the specialists
(those are all hl1 mods)
css
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on March 14, 2008, 06:57:27 AM
Ah, the specialists, a great mod, that one.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 18, 2008, 06:51:33 AM
i just busted into earthbound.  i last played this when i was a freshman in highschool, and i recall getting to summers.  also, i remember this game being stupidly hard (like enemies killing me in 1-2 hits hard[maunly remembering moonside like this]...but bosses are easier than regular enemies...very strange)

so far, i just whipped through the start to beating the police forces...with just about no trouble at all.  the bosses were easy, just use some psy rockin and they go down rather quickly.

maby i was a retarded kid, or maby i just had a bad rRRraaAWWWmm.

anyway, bustin' dudes in the face with a baseball bat, eating burgers, this is my kind of rpg.

*edit*

ohh kay, now its getting hard.

enemies everywhere who spend every fucking turn draining my mana, followed by enemies that give me a cold i can't cure due to having no mana, ohh and they evade just about every one of my attacks.  i literally had a lil ufo dodge over 6 attacks IN A ROW, which i then decided i was almost dead, and ran.  i eventually loaded to my last save due to the amount of bullshit in this area.

how is this possible again?  ohh yea, i forgot, this is a jrpg...grind grind grindgrind grind.

*edit*

ok, yea, i made it to the second boss, somehow.

fuck this game, im going to play a nice easy game, like gradius 3.

YES THAT WAS SCARCASM BUT EARTHBOUND MAKES GRADIUS 3 LOOK EASY

FFFFFFFRRRUUUSSSTTTRRRAAATTTIIOOONNN

*edit*

so there is a shop in the happy happy village, and i was supposed to get paula before venturing into the cave i died in....things are a bit easier now.

*edit* kay im in threed

you know, i really should consider doing a lets play, maby i would be entertaining.  if i had some video/audio recording software...maby MABY i would do a lets play of contra.  8 parts, 8 levels, me being a jackass, i wonder if people would watch that.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on March 18, 2008, 07:51:55 AM
MF'ing Mass Effect.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 18, 2008, 12:48:45 PM
Oh man, Earthbound is AMAZING. I can get pretty far into it before I get stuck and shit, but it definitely is challenging unless you already know what you're doing. It's quite a bit longer than you'd expect though.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: tommy on March 25, 2008, 02:11:58 PM
shrien the wanderer is going to fucking kill me

it's a roguelike. permadeath, semi-random dungeons (there are like 6 layouts for every floor chosen randomly), and it's on the ds.

i've only made it to floor 17 of 30 after playing for ~6 hours :(
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 25, 2008, 05:00:19 PM
i just busted into earthbound.  i last played this when i was a freshman in highschool, and i recall getting to summers.  also, i remember this game being stupidly hard (like enemies killing me in 1-2 hits hard[maunly remembering moonside like this]...but bosses are easier than regular enemies...very strange)

so far, i just whipped through the start to beating the police forces...with just about no trouble at all.  the bosses were easy, just use some psy rockin and they go down rather quickly.

maby i was a retarded kid, or maby i just had a bad rRRraaAWWWmm.

anyway, bustin' dudes in the face with a baseball bat, eating burgers, this is my kind of rpg.

*edit*

ohh kay, now its getting hard.

enemies everywhere who spend every fucking turn draining my mana, followed by enemies that give me a cold i can't cure due to having no mana, ohh and they evade just about every one of my attacks.  i literally had a lil ufo dodge over 6 attacks IN A ROW, which i then decided i was almost dead, and ran.  i eventually loaded to my last save due to the amount of bullshit in this area.

how is this possible again?  ohh yea, i forgot, this is a jrpg...grind grind grindgrind grind.

*edit*

ok, yea, i made it to the second boss, somehow.

fuck this game, im going to play a nice easy game, like gradius 3.

YES THAT WAS SCARCASM BUT EARTHBOUND MAKES GRADIUS 3 LOOK EASY

FFFFFFFRRRUUUSSSTTTRRRAAATTTIIOOONNN

*edit*

so there is a shop in the happy happy village, and i was supposed to get paula before venturing into the cave i died in....things are a bit easier now.

*edit* kay im in threed

you know, i really should consider doing a lets play, maby i would be entertaining.  if i had some video/audio recording software...maby MABY i would do a lets play of contra.  8 parts, 8 levels, me being a jackass, i wonder if people would watch that.

Shigesato Itoi, the creator of Earthbound/Mother series has actually said in interviews that the reason the game has such a massive jump in that valley and then later on in the department store is that it represents the unknown and the anxiety that goes along with running headlong into it. The hero feels unsure about what he's doing and so the enemies are much harder to show that. It has nothing to do with making you grind. It's just something that 99% of all game players would never think about, which makes me sad. They just think that oh this is a video game so they just made this part harder and I should grind to beat it and not WHY that part is actually harder beyond where it is in the game.

I could go on and on on the amazing intricacies of Earthbound but I'll stop for now. The game really does change how you look at games though, as long as you don't just approach it as "I'm killin dudez, gettin to the next boss" and really think about what you're doing and saying. Even better, read the entire game out loud.

I am currently playing:

Rock Band (Boston pack just came out today and I'm also apparently great at "singing" thrash songs because I'm 14th and 17th place on two of them)
Ace Combat 6 (haven't actually started yet but it's there)
Lost Odyssey (on disc 4, unbelievably good RPG)
The Club (old school arcade scorefest. God I love this game. Shame no one understands that it isn't like every other 3rd person shooter and doesn't need a cover system because that would completely negate the point of the game...)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 25, 2008, 06:33:18 PM
It's great to see other people who appreciate the game. I didn't realize that's what was going on there, but yeah, Earthbound has to be in my top 10 greatest games of all time list. Somewhere near the top.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 25, 2008, 06:40:14 PM
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The Club (old school arcade scorefest. God I love this game. Shame no one understands that it isn't like every other 3rd person shooter and doesn't need a cover system because that would completely negate the point of the game...)

I saw this on steam and it looked like a generic shooter, but it's not?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 25, 2008, 07:18:27 PM
I wouldn't even call it a shooter. I mean, yeah it's a third person shooter but it's FAR from generic...mostly because no other shooter is like it. Each stage is a bit different.

Sprint has you killing guys, shooting time targets and picking up clock icons for more time and you try to get through the stage killing as many people and shooting as many of the time targets as you can. Killing guys in various ways (depending on where you hit them, if you ricochet the bullet, head shots, distance, if you roll before killing them, killing multiple guys at once, breaking down doors and then killing them) gives you more points and gives combos. Whenever you aren't killing someone, the ticker slows ticks down until you start losing combo multipliers. Keeping your multiplier high by killing guys at a good rhythm, shooting special targets and getting to the end quickly is key. You usually run a few laps around the area.

Siege and Survivor are mostly "survive" the onslaught of guys while keeping your combo up as high as possible. Siege is more long range shooting. Survivor is more up close usually.

Run the Gauntlet is basically Sprint but without laps. It's also usually more guys to kill and you get different weapons.

Pretty sure there's another one. Every character is different. You basically participate in each event trying for the highest score. It's like Tony Hawk + shooting.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on March 26, 2008, 12:29:29 AM
Eggman, we should play Rock Band sometime. :3
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 26, 2008, 03:05:58 PM
well im not one to care why the game gets harder, its just something to overcome.

i ended up making it to summers to get the monk guy, then stopped playing after getting the monk to level 30 or so, when my party is nearly 15 levels higher than him.

maby when my attention span for jrpg's returns, i may start polishing off these games i start and don't finish.  (ff5, x2, 12, earthbound, emerald, pearl, and non jrpgs like kotor 2, oblivion...i have a HUGE list of unfinished games due to the game getting stale)

maby ill give the 5th gym leader in pearl another whack.  or something easy for my attention span, like some 8 player online dm rankin on ut2k4.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: 淫蟲 on March 26, 2008, 04:01:34 PM
the first Quake.  Went through it on normal, and am now doing it on hard before nightmare.

When I first found the nightmare thing, I thought it'd be as hard as nightmare on Doom but is basically just a "very hard" mode. :/
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 26, 2008, 05:19:26 PM
well im not one to care why the game gets harder, its just something to overcome.

i ended up making it to summers to get the monk guy, then stopped playing after getting the monk to level 30 or so, when my party is nearly 15 levels higher than him.

There's an enemy called the "Criminal Caterpillar" (I think. It's one of those types anyway. Looks like a caterpillar) that will give you ridiculous experience and level Poo up to everyone else almost instantly. You don't even have to fight the battle usually. It just dies. This part actually represents the coming together of all of your friends and the overall strength that Poo shows when he appears.

I hate to pick on you like this over and over but honestly, seeing games as just "something to overcome" is a huge problem and is exactly why gamers believe they've become so "jaded." Games are no longer seen as a possiblity for artistic expression (despite the gaming public's outcry that games CAN be art) and have given way to achievement whores and those who are overly competitive. Mulitplayer is now everything so why should they care about why the creator wants them to do things or why something is the way it is. They just want to kill and chat and raise their level and say they beat whatever on such and such difficulty. Story's become secondary, even in RPGs, and I hate that.

Man I really need my own blog to just spout off everything at once just to get it out there. I soapbox too much.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 26, 2008, 05:35:00 PM
Haha, yeah. I agree that the story has become secondary. I've been waiting for a long time to get a game that really brings back the oldschool feel. Something hat puts the story before everything else. It doesn't have to be revolutionary in any way whatsoever. I just want a story with a thorough in depth storyline, instead of the crap they make today where it's "oh, we're making an RPG, let's throw together a story real quick so we can discuss how to make this game revolutionary, and amazing."
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 26, 2008, 05:54:00 PM
well i am simple minded.  i play games that entertain me, if said game ceases to entertain me, it is worthless.

gaming is entertainment, they are meant to entertain.  some people can get into the artistic stuff, im not one of those people.

as for art, they can make a game fun, and artistic, like rez, i bought that game, i like that game.

ohh and this may rage you a tad, i could care less about story in just about every game i play.  very few exceptions to this, like killer7.

i don't read books, i play games.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 26, 2008, 06:25:05 PM
Yeah, well, I do both. And I certainly hate it when I end up with multiplayer-craving people tilting the entire gaming universe towards them and then labeling anyone who wants a story as "archaic" and that JRPG's are "oldschool stale" regardless of the title. It's tiring, it's annoying and it's an unbelievably stuck up way of thinking.

I enjoy games that have no point but to get a high score (that's why I'm playing The Club and why I enjoy music games), but there's more to it than that and the vast majority of gamers these days won't accept that at all.

Just because games are artistic, doesn't mean that the majority of them aren't fun. It's not like a bad game is going to get good press just because it's artistic. Usually that ends up going against even more in pro reviews. Usually, great games that do try to do things very different get totally smashed. I've seen so many people that played Bioshock and then cried because it didn't have multiplayer. I mean what the hell why would it have multiplayer? That isn't the point of the game and that isn't what the creator was going for. But no, the average gamer won't even think of that.

It's fine to have different tastes but I've seen way too many people just label entire genres garbage without even trying it out just because they came in on Halo 3 or something or because one singular review says that a game retreads gameplay elements from older games. Aggggh going too long now.

To stay on topic, I'm also playing FF7: Crisis Core. It's like Kingdom Hearts, but not terrible and boring.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 26, 2008, 11:50:12 PM
I was going to respond to that as well ("Yeah, well, I do both." is word for what what I was going to start with). But Eggman, you've explained my thinking better than I could have.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 27, 2008, 02:03:55 AM
Yeah, well, I do both. And I certainly hate it when I end up with multiplayer-craving people tilting the entire gaming universe towards them and then labeling anyone who wants a story as "archaic" and that JRPG's are "oldschool stale" regardless of the title. It's tiring, it's annoying and it's an unbelievably stuck up way of thinking.

Some people just don't like games that aren't twitch orientated, hell, RPGs are mostly menu navigation games, and most of them require very little technique to kill enemies. Mostly why I lost interest in FF12, shit basically forced you to grind and the only fun/hard parts were boss fights. Also multiplayer will stretch out how long you will play a game, story really can't. Also story will often be raped so they can produce another sequel, like god of war. The original was in an era that hasn't been raped to death and had an interesting tragic ending, the GoW2 comes along and instead of Kratos holding the position of god of war against his will forever, he goes against all of the gods (and yet non of them really attack him on the way) and reaches the threads of fate, where instead of saving his family (his ONLY FUCKING MOTIVATION IN THE TWO GAMES, EVEN THO MY FRIEND SAID HE DIDN'T CARE ABOUT HIS FAMILY BECAUSE HE'S A DEMI GOD) he saves the titans and goes after the gods for tricking him. I guess he'd rather have revenge for something he could have easily prevented. Also a lot of people don't even pay attention to the story in games.

It's fine to have different tastes but I've seen way too many people just label entire genres garbage without even trying it out just because they came in on Halo 3 or something or because one singular review says that a game retreads gameplay elements from older games. Aggggh going too long now.

I have friends who do this, it's a fucking shame, you can look at a movie preview (super hero movie, meet the spartans) and know it's going to suck, but looking at a short clip of gameplay footage means nothing. I've had a friend see a video for CoD4 which contained NO FUCKING IN GAME FOOTAGE, and he was like "zomg best game ever". Not that I hate shootans, but christ, you know NOTHING about the game other than it's shinny and has guns. Also (I've already said this, but it's rage time) I've had a friend say God of war was better then God hand, when he's only seen me play God hand for all of 30 minuets, and I say God hand is better having beaten both, yet he still thinks he is right (he also worships halo and thinks it's the best game ever made).

To stay on topic, I'm also playing FF7: Crisis Core. It's like Kingdom Hearts, but not terrible and boring.

Then how is it like Kingdom Hearts?

Oh and instead of a complete derailment, I'm definitely going to pick up NMH, if not tomorrow then the next day.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 27, 2008, 02:35:39 AM
I think this thread needs a split.

It is possible to make a game with a good story that doesn't simply consist of "grind till level x, kill boss y". If you use unique gameplay elements, you can add a lot of strategy into a game. Of course, that takes effort, and most game developers care about "xomg, must have uber grafix!1!!@" than actually improving gameplay.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 27, 2008, 03:09:55 AM
Funny thing. Lost Odyssey, currently existing on the 360, is an RPG with a fanrastic story, no level grinding (because you can't.), a timing-based battle system, an amazing soundtrack and beautiful graphics. Guess how it got reviewed and then subsequently judged? Terribly! Reviews were mostly positive but most reviews mentioned random battles and long cutscenes and so the game gets totally destroyed in sales because that now equates to "archaic garbage" to the average gamer.

I'm still saying, it's completely retarded to pay zero attention if a game presents you with a story. I've actually talked to someone who bought Xenosaga and then sold it because he thought the game sucked because there were too many cutscenes he had to skip, too much text to read and he couldn't use squad tactics in battles.

I swear to god that attitude is WAY more prevalent and it's a sign of fucking civilization dying right here and now.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 27, 2008, 04:08:16 AM
Yep. Just like the mentality that it's ok to type like like a mentally handicapped cat walked on the keyboard just because you're on teh intarnet.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on March 27, 2008, 02:40:26 PM
Ah, my roommate is like that. He'll make an obvious typo, notice it, but be too lazy to backspace two letters and change it. I pointed out to him that he looks like a 12-year old when he types like that, and he got genuinely angry at me, and I was just like "lol internets".
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 27, 2008, 03:12:01 PM
Ugh, stuff like that really bothers me. The way I see it, your spelling and grammar dictates how you are seen online. The more effort you put into writing in proper english and spelling things properly, the better you will be seen online.

I'm much more willing to listen to someone who has proven that they are intelligent enough to formulate a grammatically correct sentence than someone who's writing looks like the previously mentioned cat walked over their keyboard.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: NewF on March 27, 2008, 04:15:50 PM
Meow......?

But yeah, Lost Odyssey is an amazing game. Alot of people from what I heard, are bashing it because it reminds them of Final Fantasy, and all the gameplay is basically the same. Honestly....who gives a fuck? Hands down, another great RPG I really enjoy. And the first where i've not gotten bored with the storyline and skipped cutscenes. Even the "dreams" that he has, i've read them all, and they're awesome.
Overall, 2 newfie thumbs up. **Raises pinky fingers**
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 27, 2008, 05:00:47 PM
My GF and I disagree on what newfie thumbs are. Is it a joke that newfs can't tell their thumbs from their pinkies, or that they've got a beer in each hand (either answer is acceptable to me).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on March 27, 2008, 07:21:35 PM
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 = win.
The only thing I've noticed is.. For online co-op, I want it to be more like the first one. Just you and whoever you bring, be it one buddy or all three. I don't need the extra baggage and responsibility of 2 operatives that are ultimately AI. Sure, the pro's are, you can more tactfully clear rooms and go through levels, and they can be a distraction when you want to enter a room through an obvious and dangerous way.

So far, I believe we're on Act 4 part 4 somewhere around there. I've played as Bishop this whole time and will finish as such, with my buddy as Knight.  Then once that's done, we'll go back and beat it again this time swapping positions. To get the other achievement, and to experience commanding Bob and Steve over here.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: cristian989 on March 28, 2008, 12:54:05 AM
Age of Empires II :)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: NewF on March 28, 2008, 04:19:16 AM
My GF and I disagree on what newfie thumbs are. Is it a joke that newfs can't tell their thumbs from their pinkies, or that they've got a beer in each hand (either answer is acceptable to me).

You're BOTH wrong. Its actually because our thumbs and other fingers are too busy trying to figure out the alphabet............You know....people COUNT with their fingers.........Ok it was lame but OH WELL. I have an excuse. I'M A NEWFIE!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!! You will NEVER destroy me now!!!  **Runs and hides in a potato sack**
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 28, 2008, 07:21:24 PM
Well, on the bright side, you're not from Cape Breton...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on March 29, 2008, 12:11:48 AM
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 = win.

Aha, right...you're vAequitas.  I totally didn't know who you were when you messaged me last night. :x  Now I feel like a jerky head.

We should play sometime and stuff.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 29, 2008, 01:00:26 AM
So I got No More Heroes, and I must say it's addicting. I've played it for 4 something hours and I'm right up to the third boss. The enemies seem pretty easy, until I do some of the outside challenges (can't get over bronze in that only wrestling moves kill event, that and DON'T GET HIT event). I wish the game would throw a bigger mix of enemies at me, like more gun and light saber enemies. Other then that I really like it, bosses actually kill me, but aren't anywhere near as hard as god hand. Also holy god awesome music.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 29, 2008, 03:11:26 AM
You get a higher difficulty for beating the game once. Your stuff carries over (I think?) but enemies are at least twice as hard.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on March 29, 2008, 04:01:33 AM
Aha, right...you're vAequitas.  I totally didn't know who you were when you messaged me last night. :x  Now I feel like a jerky head.

We should play sometime and stuff.

ass :O

lol it's cool.  I just finished the story mode earlier today as Bishop with my friend as knight.. pretty neat. Now we're gonna switch like I said. But I'm too wore out tonight after running this morning then going to a music festival in Tempe. D:
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Danbo on March 29, 2008, 12:35:58 PM
Mass Effect again. God, I love this game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on March 29, 2008, 11:54:29 PM
I just picked up skate.  It is quite BA.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: 『フエハデ』 on March 30, 2008, 11:59:46 AM
I've gotten back to playing Legend of Dragoon again. For a game with MASSIVE HOMG PIXELS EVERYWHERE, it's quite fun. :)

I say "gotten back" since I started on it when I was 11 or 12. Naturally, I've forgotten the whole plot, and I tried to pick up my old file anyway. Right now, it's stuck on disk 4 in a desert that I can't get out of. :(
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 30, 2008, 12:14:06 PM
MASSIVE HOMG PIXELS EVERYWHERE

Lol, you don't notice it when you first play the game, but after a couple years, yes...

However, that is a great game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 31, 2008, 07:57:44 PM
starting to play a little pokemon pearl, grinded my dudes up to level 34, and after several attempts, i managed to beat the ghost gym leader for my fifth badge.  i guess the next thing im going to do is

A- figure out where the hell i am suppose to go now
B- get rid of this level 6 zubat i use to fly and get a water pokerman

uhh and my party is (note, i don't much remember the names of these things)

third evo of the grass starter
zubat
machamp
allakhazam
ponyta
third evo of the generic bird you find (suprisingly good pokerman)

(zomg a post that was on topic, crazy)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 31, 2008, 08:21:00 PM
Seems like a water would help you, that or get a ghost pokemon and trade it off for your psychic.

Also what should I use for "single hit kills me" missions in No Moe Heroes? I was thinking of blood berry considering how fast it hits and guards, but I still suck at these missions.

Also anyone else notice the Clover store next to Area 51? ;_;
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on April 02, 2008, 11:28:55 PM
I've been playing Bomb Squad for Intellivision far too much for my own good...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 03, 2008, 01:07:39 AM
Holy shitfuck, I just figured out how to do dough nuts in NMH, goddamn.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 08, 2008, 01:43:48 AM
Game beaten' was pretty good. Enemies could have been tougher, and they should have axed those "single hit missions" but it was a good game. I don;t see why so many people go "lol shitsux". They must have played until the first easy gap and then quit.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on April 08, 2008, 03:49:16 PM
Try it on Bitter difficulty now. I can guarantee you you'll die a thousand times more. Especially on the last fight. That thing takes like 45 minutes and he still always has that instant kill attack. And Bad Girl is hot.

I've finished Ace Combat 6, The Club's Tournament Mode, and FINALLY got through the rest of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance from the GC.

So now I'm back to playing Lost Planet and making sure I get all the target marks in each stage. It's still a really good game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 08, 2008, 05:58:04 PM
Try it on Bitter difficulty now. I can guarantee you you'll die a thousand times more. Especially on the last fight. That thing takes like 45 minutes and he still always has that instant kill attack. And Bad Girl is hot.

I probably will, I also need to do the same with God hand.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on April 11, 2008, 09:14:07 PM
well, lets see.

its both

A: grindan in the pokemans to prepare myself for the elite 4

B: male dark side force user in kotor 2

now B is interesting, because in kotor, and my first file (didn't get too far) in kotor 2, i play as a female lightside melee character(hell, in mass effect, paragon female soldier).  the game seems to give you more dark side choices in this game, and apparently force lightning is rape, so i made this character and its pretty good sofar.  and by sofar, i mean, im not even half way through the mining astroid, but ill probably end up beating the game with this character.  i spend too much time being "good" in my games as is.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 15, 2008, 05:25:35 PM
Try it on Bitter difficulty now. I can guarantee you you'll die a thousand times more. Especially on the last fight. That thing takes like 45 minutes and he still always has that instant kill attack. And Bad Girl is hot.

FUCKING HELL WHY WONT SHINOBU DIE? Tried it like 5 times today, got her to 1 quarter left, she charges her 1 shot kill move and I rill, but right into a beam to I still get hit and stabbed to death. Also Bad Girl < Shinobu = Holly Summers.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Zakamiro on April 29, 2008, 02:37:08 AM
OVER AND OVER.

HORIZONTAL RULE.

Playing sum legend of zelda: ocarina of time. thats rite, yup. and some pokemanz red with a GHAEY shark.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on April 29, 2008, 02:39:33 AM
OVER AND OVER

OVER AND OVER

OVER AND OVER

OVER AND OVER

OVER AND OVER

OVER AND OVER

but i liek the grafix in army men 3d D:

as for what im playing, little starcraft, little iidx, nothing much.  beat the elite 4 on pokeymans about a week ago, haven't touched it since.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on April 29, 2008, 03:58:04 PM
GTA IV   :D


mmm
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 29, 2008, 06:28:59 PM
GTA IV   :D


mmm

I DEMAND A DECENT REVIEW.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on April 29, 2008, 08:02:39 PM
When I get further in the game, that shall come. :)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on June 07, 2008, 02:06:00 AM
BUMP

if i don't decide to put it on hold AGAIN, i will be playing final fantasy V

i got the anthology for the christmas, and didn't really touch it.  i have about 2hours 30 minutes on my ffv file, and from what i played today, i think i may just get into it.

see jrpg's are weird for me, ill play one(im basically talking final fantasy games, i don't really bother with "other" jrpgs, and please, don't argue with me on this and say "ohh but so and so jrpg is JAWSOME" i am not interested, fuck off, end of story), put it down because of boredom, pick it back up some time later (months, YEARS even) and fucking go all out playing the sucker.  i mean, enjoying the game from start to finish, and most likely beating the game in less than a week.  this has happened for ff7, 8, 9, and 10, only exception is 10, being as i hated that game, but i beat it, so i can hate it with good reason. 

anyway, the job system in this game is interesting, it was kind of a put off, but after reading a "job faq" to see what i should do i think i have a grasp of this simple (lolol yea i was put off by a simple system) system.  i guess the only other weird thing is playing a 16 bit game on my 42 inch hdtv, something to get used too.

anyway anyway anyway, i am still determined to beat final fantasies 1-12 minus 11 since that game isn't beatable.

1, 7, 8, 9, 10 down, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, x-2, 12 to go...

*edit*

is it me or is this game actually challenging compared to the final fantasies i have beaten?  the library boss after ifrit was kicking my ass, and i only beat him by getting a little lucky, and switching my knight to time mage for haste, and the white mage to summoner for ifrit.  even then, it was a close fight, the fucker had a spell which halved the level of my main damage dealer (galuf as a sorcerer)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on June 08, 2008, 12:37:39 PM
I've beaten 1, 4, 6, 7, and 8. I got stuck on the third Seymour battle in X. I lost my PS1 memory card shortly after getting to the second disk in 9 (though I could continue if I could get PS1 games working on my PSP). 2 and 3 never grabbed my interest. I still need to try 5 and X-2. I need to play more of 12.

I've been playing Psychonauts recently with some KH1 on the side.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on June 08, 2008, 04:47:08 PM
Definitely go back through 9, the second disk is where the game actually starts to really get interesting.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on June 12, 2008, 01:26:59 PM
the most recent boss i fought was lame and homosexual

k like IMMEDIATELY (before you get an action) he casts comet, and does like 1000 damage.  note, everybody but the samura has around 700hp, and the samurai has about 900hp.  not only does he kill somebody instantly, he casts comet on the same guy again "just to make sure hes dead"

so i revive the fucker because he is my ninja, and throwing shuriken = MASSIVE DAMAGE, so whats he do? kills my frontliner and the hunter.  for some reason i revived the hunter (it also had time magic so haste > guy with sword doing damage) and the corpse of the samurai was getting dragged to the left.

i tried reviving him twice, and it failed, meaning, he was dead for the remainder of the battle....so i just have 3 party members rather than 4.

now, he wasn't a "hard" boss fight, but god, he did enough to annoy me.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on June 12, 2008, 07:05:15 PM
double post for awesome

galuf if the maniest man in all of final fantasy (not that that's saying much from most of the current games...)

also, when he dies in his epic awesome battle, the party ACTUALLY USES cure 3, raise, pheonix down, ect to try and save him.

basically, so far, this game isn't angsty or emo, im digging this.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 12, 2008, 07:34:39 PM
Still trying to do my cave story hell run, I just got so damn close, then died on ballos, without even using my health pick up.


Wow, died on his final form. Great. At least I got that far this time.

and it's been BEATEN. Wasn't even that hard, as long as you do that little trick on his secound form.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on June 13, 2008, 09:54:19 PM
phoenix tower = UNCOOL

i walked into it thinking "hey, easy summon, there isn't even a boss.

walk up 30 floors of pure hell. each floor you can run into enemies you can't run away from, they cast a variety of "fun" spells which FREQUENTLY toad, stone, zombie, mini, sleep, muddle, paralyze you, not to mention TWO instant kill moves.  and there is 30 floors of this stuff.  i swear, if i died(there were several close calls), i would have snapped my disk in half.

now all i need to do is

-kill bahamut

-steal a protect ring from odin, AND kill him (the time limit for the odin fight is 60 seconds, when the time runs out, you die)
-grind up-to a respectable level (im thinking low 40's, im around 36-37 right now due to running away from every encounter i could in the last two-three dungeons)
-use said power from grindan to lay the smackdown on the remaining 8 or so bosses, watch credits, start final fantasy 6.

*edit*

get party properly setup, make sure the thief has the thieves glove equipped to have a higher chance of stealing

encounter odin, make sure the thief goes first and the time mage second

-steal
 -if fail, have time mage use return to instantly restart the battle (and the 1 minute timer)
-20-30 tries should nab you your protect ring
-immediatley use $throw (i had my time mage with this ability)
-throw a magic shurikan
-cast flare
-do nothing with the thief, have him defend
-use $throw again

odin should be "ahh mah gah, you are awesome, ill join you" and boom, battle is over, and i had 23 seconds left to spare.  who would have known that throwing money does more damage than the flare spell.

*edit*

k, looking at the battle beforehand, i was well prepared for the bahamut fight...too prepared

4x time mage

-start battle with haste 2
-cast quick
-cast meteo twice (quick lets you cast 2 spells right away)
-do this with every character

your characters should be out of mana, or almost out of mana in about two turns(quick = asston of mana), but that shouldn't be a problem because....

.....bahamut should die before he gets an action, and enjoy your shiney new awesome summon
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on June 14, 2008, 11:00:34 PM
and another post because this thread hasn't been popular

4x level 40 mimes (make sure everybody has $toss, and have summon, time, and white, you need this shit)

x-death first form

-buff up with haste 2, golem, and carbuncle.  the tricky part is getting most of these buffs on everybody, since he likes to kill you.
-holy
-cast mime till dead

neo x-death

-same buffs, make sure you have them
-$toss
-mime

-when shit hits the fan, cure status ailments, use phoenix(it does damage and does a full revive at the same time), try to get haste back on, and for the love of god do $toss whenever you have time, with a bit of luck, and some good judgement, you should beat him.

or you could level up a bit, i hear level 40 is a bit on the "low" side, but whatever, this is another ff game ive defeated.  id say beating 5 is more of an accomplishment than beating 7, 8, 9, and contra combined.  but i guess thats because the game has a good amount of "ANNOYING" stuff in it. but regardless, the story wasn't emo, the characters were ok (also not emo), gilgamesh and galuf are ALMOST solid snake in terms of MAN, x-death sounds funny, the x-zone spell also makes me giggle, and odin at the end of the game can be summoned all the time to get quick ap.

all and all, i beat this nigga, 6 more final fantasies left to go!  2346x212

HU RA!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on June 16, 2008, 08:03:43 PM
I've been playing through Pokemon Red on my PSP's GB emulator, and I've been using the save states to exploit several glitches in that game, like the Mew glitch and using it to skip Snorlax.

Also, I won't play through all of the Final Fantasies, simply because I refuse to play through 2 or 3. I mean, there's a reason those weren't originally released in the states.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on June 18, 2008, 03:33:00 PM
I've finished every Final Fantasy except 2 because it's an awful game that's completely broken. If you want to play 3, get 3 DS.

Also, wait until next month for the remake of 4 on DS. It looks absolutely beautiful. It's also supposed to be perhaps even harder than the original FF4J.

I still stand by 6 being the best though.

I've been playing Call of Duty 4, which is fun but is pretty much overrun by a ridiculous amount of snipers and really really stupid people. Every time I join a game, at least 3 people have clan tags like [WEED] or [W33D] or some stupid variation referencing drugs and they all complain constantly.

I've also started another run through of Final Fantasy 12, this time doing a forced class run. I've got Vaan as a thief so he can only equip daggers, ninja swords, crossbows and light armor, Basch as a knight so he can only equip heavy armor, spears, swords, 2handers, and bows, Fran as a red mage/monk type so she can use magic of all types up to level 6, light armor or magic armor, poles, bows, swords I guess and hammers/flails, Ashe as a black mage, Penelo as white mage, and Balthier as a gunner and I don't know what else because he's too badass to classify.

I'm actually playing like 6 games but I shift through stuff so quickly I won't bother listing all of them.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on June 18, 2008, 03:36:24 PM
well for 2, i was planning on playing the gba version, because it should be piss easy and with turbo, not take up much of my time.

for 3, ill borrow the ds version, and 4, id like to buy it when i have the money(it DOES look really good).

but yea, not too far into 6 (less than two hours) so i guess it should be normal for me not to "like" the game yet.  i hear it is really REALLY good, but just how far into the game do i need to get before i start enjoying myself?  (then again, i didn't much like 5 for a decent chunk of the beginning either)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on June 19, 2008, 02:02:49 AM
You should love 6 the moment Kefka shows up and one of greatest songs ever starts playing. And then he laughs. Then it becomes your favorite.

I loved from pretty much the first second. But then again, I played it the week it came out so my express was fresh, with no expectations or pre-conceived notions and compared to every other RPG up to that point, it was like staring into some mad reflection of the future where everything is beautiful.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on June 20, 2008, 06:57:12 AM
I be playing lots of D2 right now.
First time I think I might actually manage to get a character into nightmare (I was never all that into the game :/).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Zakamiro on June 20, 2008, 07:17:16 AM
I B PLAYIN SUM

OVER AND OVER

(I made it. It's a game involving moving a carat ^ around #'s in a dialog text box like a crappy keychain racing game. It's called OVER AND OVER because that's what happens when you play, you just keep going around and around. I would keep going on about it, but I don't want to sound like i have to tell you OVER AND OVER again.)

Edit:

Also, graphics don't make good games. But it sure fucking helps.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on June 20, 2008, 07:29:46 AM
I should really finish Lost planet

oops
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on June 28, 2008, 02:39:08 AM
I bought Katamari Damacy for $10 from Gamestop today...er...yesterday. I can't believe I ignored this game for so long. It took a while to get used to the controls, but afterward, the game was a lot of fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on June 28, 2008, 07:46:38 AM
I never found the controls that difficult, but yes, that game is made of pure concentrated win.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on June 30, 2008, 05:24:33 PM
playing diablo

not diablo 2, diablo

i have a level 20 warrior up on level 13 (level 16 = diablo, and the end of the game if you beat him) and well, shits getting hard.  when i got to the cave cluster of levels, i found myself using potions more and more often, and now, its getting retarded.

so i started a sorcerer,  they start out hard to play, but in the end, they are the most powerful class.

ohh, and i named him "purple_stuff"
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on June 30, 2008, 05:52:44 PM
Well, lv 20 at 13 is kinda really low, IIRC.

And yep, Sorc's are pwnage.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on June 30, 2008, 06:15:59 PM
well, the thing with warriors, i believe, is they start out easy.  but, at higher levels, its easier playing as a rogue or sorcerer.  and since the earlier levels don't much mean shit, and maby i feel like trying out the higher difficulties, im definatley going sorcerer.

level 8 so far, didn't take long when i decided to skip some of the lower levels.  i can kill most anything with the spells i have, if im careful i won't get hit...because i have like 45hp XD

when i get mana shield, my choice to put no points into vitality and almost all points into magic (maby i will get some strength later on for some armor, doesn't take long to max with a sorc) will be null.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ridge on June 30, 2008, 10:06:38 PM
im playin sum soul caliburz 3s

raphael is a dick ok
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: mysticsnake on June 30, 2008, 10:35:06 PM
I'm playing Rock Band.

Woo!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: cristian989 on June 30, 2008, 11:31:09 PM
I just got the Orange Box...I'm playing through Half Life 2 1st :)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on June 30, 2008, 11:37:13 PM
I'm playing Final Fantasy Tactics A2. Although it's broken in some places, it's obviously still addictive as I've put 14 hours into it already and it's only been 2 days.

Also, a friend is lending me his PS3 and MGS4 so I'll play through that soon and I'm renting Folklore to run through as well. And I'll probably play through his copy of Uncharted so I don't need to have a PS3 for another year or two.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 30, 2008, 11:44:51 PM
I just got the Orange Box...I'm playing through Half Life 2 1st :)

Look for that little half life symbol, if you see it it means supplies of some kind are near you and somewhat hidden. Also fun game, covers a LOT of different terrain for a shooter. Hell, I've probably beaten it 4 times.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 01, 2008, 03:25:07 PM
was having a few problems with the sorcerer, mainly because i skipped a few levels.  so i new gamed it and went from there.

currently level 18, on level 9, and well things recently started getting easier for me.

i got fireball, and it is now level 4, and it is rape.

i got chain lightning, it is level 1 (books cost an arm and a leg) and it is A RAPE MACHINE. 

ya'see there is an enemy which is basically a lava rock monster, and he is immune to my awesome rape fireball spell, so i needed a lightning spell to kill such enemies, and charged bolt is too inaccurate. 

so i get chain lightning and, if i chug a few potions, i can clear a room of 40+ enemies (a lot for this game) in less than 20 seconds.

not to mention mana shield, the town portal SPELL, and the heal spell kick ass and you should never enter a dungeon without them in spell or scroll form.

anyway, im rather enjoying this over the warrior.  i can rape everything, strength is maxed at 45 so i can now brainlessly put every single point i get from leveling up into magic.  i got my fireball spell, so i no longer needed a staff with fireball charges, so i got a nice +13 magic staff (basically a stat stick, as i like to call it), so yea.


if anything, i would say the warrior is the harder class to play.  i mean just because the sorcerer has problems on the first few floors, doesn't make him the harder class to play, because shortly after you get some of the better spells (your low level spells can kill anything on the lower floors easily) you are an unstoppable killing machine if you have the mana...run out of mana, (make sure you always have a spare mana potion for this) use your last mana potion, town portal spell out of there (no more carrying around pesky scrolls) and stock back up.

but like, say the warrior can hit for around 20-42 damage a hit with his great axe, this damage is free, but it has a 30-40 percent chance of missing, and its even harder when enemies are beating on you.

with my level 4 fireball, i can at a range, shoot a ball that explodes and does aoe damage, for around 13 mana (out of my 260 or so) and it does some 50-102ish damage, and unless you suck at aiming, this form of damage doesn't miss.

you tell me who is going to have an easier time playing the game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: itsgravy on July 01, 2008, 03:51:25 PM
playing diablo

not diablo 2, diablo

A man who stands by his beliefs. Also DIII is going to rock my socks.

Here's a list of games I rock:

COD4 (just got rank General)
TF2 (Demoman, Heavy, Scout, Engineer)
WoW (Servers:Alliance Durotan, Horde Shattered hand)
EvE Online-- Because it's slow-paced so I can play it while laying on my bed reading a book
Counter-Strike
Starcraft (though not as much as the above listed)

So yea, I'm pretty much the most badass person I know :)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 01, 2008, 06:04:08 PM
well, generally when you are talking about diablo, you are talking about diablo 2.  and ive played hundreds of hours in that game, and haven't much touched the first one, so yea.

anyway, level 21, on level 13.  level 13 = not nice

steel lords = fire immune (most spells are FIRE) and lightning resistant (literally the only other damage type that isn't physical)

steel lords alone are gay, but in large numbers, i basically blow a mana pot and a fuck ton of mana spamming chain lightning to kill them all, and since it does the same damage either way, fighting them alone is a waste of mana.

the succubus monsters are rather easy on the other hand, plant a few well places fireballs and they are dead, just make sure to dodge the shit they throw at you or you are toast.

*edit*

fucking great

how the fuck am i supposed to kill the warlord of blood, if he is immune to both fire and lightning

doesn't matter how much i cast shit at him, it does NOTHING, N-O-T-H-I-N-G

am i supposed to melee him?  for fuck sake this is stupid.

immunity to fire?  check

immunity to lightning? check

immunity to whatever blood bolt is?  check

*edit*

another vldadgd protip

how to kill warlord of blood as a sorcerer

buy one scroll of golem if you lack the spell

cast mana shield, kill all of his minions with chain lightning, when you have the warlord attacking you, cast golem.  as your golem attacks, sit there doing nothing but drinking a mana potion when your mana gets low, wait about a minute, and he should die. 

lame?  yes.  only way i know how to kill him as sorcerer?  you bet.

*edit*

man my warrior would love this

(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/7351/messerschmidtsreaverno8.png)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 03, 2008, 07:58:17 PM
Funny, once you know how to beat Ballos he is easy as hell. Also I suppose I could start playing css more. I've been trying to play some old playstation games (odd world 2 and brave fencer Musashi mainly) but I can't get them to work well.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 18, 2008, 04:09:25 AM
fallout, i guess.

umm, i made a character, not sure if im going to "keep" him, but i need something to start with to get my barrings on with the game.

uhh, the game plays quite strange, and takes a while to get used too, not to mention your first mission ever has a time limit. 

so currently i am just pissing around, i made a very "smart and charismatic" character, maby i should just make a strong brute dude to smash things until i get the hang of the game, then make my charismatic, gunslinger, scientist guy.

i mean, the controls work, and its nothing that requires any "skill" per say, but playing the game does require thought and good decision making. 

so yeah, i heard a lot of good about this game and with fallout 3 on the horizon, i like many people who haven't played the first two games, go out now to try em. 

as of now, i can't say anything.  fairly decent learning curve, nothing of dwarf fortresses level, but more along the lines of morrowind.  something where it usually requires you make a few bitch characters to fuck around, get the hang of things, read a faq or two, then run in with a new character and a brain full of knowledge on the game to really start having fun.  or at least it is for me anyway.  i see myself enjoying it when i get used to it, since i am a fan of stuff like this.

*edit*

this game is kind of strange

it shares quite a few similarities with games like morrowind, and diablo.

im digging it so far.  kind of find it interesting how most of the exp i have earned so far has been from talking to people.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 19, 2008, 11:17:06 AM
MGS3...I am a metal gear whore.
Assasian Creed.

I would play starcraft as well but wine hates me X.X.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 20, 2008, 09:48:55 PM
i had a screenshot but it didn't turn out good (black with some dots, couldn't see a thing) but i guess ill update with my fallout progress.

got rid of the first character before i did much.

second character i was fairly pleased with, got him to the hub then made a new one. 

i am happy with this new character, i got ian this time, he shoots dudes, and dogmeat bites dudes, so yeah.  im to the hub, got a water caravan to go to my vault, now i have some 209 days to get the water chip, when after im done getting myself "financially" good (will talk more about that soon) i believe i just go to the necropolis kill a bunch of shit, get the water chip, then return it.  so really, you don't need more than about 70-80 days to get the darn thing.  unless you are going out of your way to jerk off not doing the main game, the time limit isn't harsh at all.

but uhh, there are guards in green armor all around the hub.  save next to one, and steal something, if i succeed in stealing, save, till i stole everything from him.  this stuff you get from the guards, can be traded into the many merchants here for their caps, or other items they have for sale.  so with this, i got myself some combat armor, a sniper rifle, and an assault rifle, so i basically look like one of the guards.  not to mention, the sniper rifle + aim for the head = most of the time, dead target.  but yeah, next time i hop on, i will steal from the rest of the guards and get ian an smg or something.

and because i like making long posts about games i am currently playing, my character.

Vlad, age 32, male

strength- 5
perception- 8
endurance- 6
charisma- 5
intelligence- 7
agility- 10
luck- 7

tagged skills
-small guns (shotguns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, pistols...all go under this skill)
-energy weapons (later in the game, these = rape from what i hear)
-speech

traits
-gifted
-bloody mess (no drawbacks to this trait like the other traits, this is why its so popular.  not to mention people blowing up every time you kill something is awesome)

perk (s)
-earlier sequence

there was a perk which gave you 5% more exp every time you gain exp, but i didn't take it because even in the long run, what would that give me?  a level.   the perk i took gives me +2 to my sequence (higher sequence = you will most likely go first in combat)

anyway, im like level 5, so next level i get another perk, and my energy weapon proficiency will get all the skill points for that level.

blablabla, i am enjoying this game.
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Post by: cristian989 on July 20, 2008, 10:07:55 PM
Team Fortress 2.  Soldier for the win  8)
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 20, 2008, 11:10:51 PM
Was trying top play some brave fencer Musashi, but it still kept freezing.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on July 20, 2008, 11:44:59 PM
Now playing KH2..after seening some guy face Sephiroth with a level 38 Sora on Proud Mode.  I thought I was the shit when I beat Sephiroth on KH with a level 67 Sora.
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Post by: vladgd on July 22, 2008, 01:59:39 AM
well i got done with the necropolis(this took me like 4 hours, about the time it took me to get here in the first place..) and returned the water chip to the vault, and saved my vault!

so i figure i am about half way through the game.  get stronger, eliminate mutant threat, watch credits, try to get fallout 2 working...play that.
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Post by: Eggman on July 22, 2008, 03:27:13 AM
Played through Uncharted, MGS4 and then went back and finished KOTOR. MGS4 was kinda eh as you barely even play the last half and the story just seems thrown together. KOTOR and Mass Effect have the same story, except I didn't care about any of the characters and it annoyed me because it pretty much just makes stuff up for an already created part of the Star Wars universe. So yeah, pretty much lame all around there. Didn't help that its 360 compatibility is really poor. Audio skipped, frame rate drops constantly, random freezes, etc.

Uncharted was awesome though. However, it is 6 hours long and I would've felt bad if I had paid for it. Reminded of Sands of Time a bit.

Starting FF4DS tomorrow I think.
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Post by: dinnerroll on July 22, 2008, 02:50:26 PM
Picked up Dead Rising yesterday. Would anyone like to fill me on on where i have to save so that the game doesn't make me start over every time i turn it on? because i saved multiple times, and even after it loads i still have to start over.
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Post by: vladgd on July 22, 2008, 10:02:38 PM
KOTOR and Mass Effect have the same story

lol (don't bother commenting on this, we both have our opinions)

Didn't help that its 360 compatibility is really poor. Audio skipped, frame rate drops constantly, random freezes, etc.

yeah, the sound glitches irritated me so much that i got the pc version (so i own both the xbox and pc version...) and after you get used to playing the game on pc, its pretty kosher.  still has glitches, but less of them.

anyway, progress on fallout

-obtained power armor, i now look like a robot, it is awesome.  it weighs a metric fuckton, but you get a healthy strength boost so when you have it on, you simply carry its weight more (like i went from 150 carrying weight to 250)
-laser rifle is quite nice, though the ammo is like 5lbs a stack....so i just carry two stacks (100 shots) and i let ian carry the other 500 or so shots i have (he may suck in combat, but his storage capabilities are very nice)
-stole one of gatling laser guns from a brotherhood guard, i let ian carry it (nigga can't use it, which is good since its only shot is a burst and uses up 10 of the micro fusion cell (ammo i described above) ammo) and ill grab it from him when i feel i need it.  the thing is quite heavy.
-uhh i killed a deathclaw with my laser rifle.  i hear these things are nasty, and they are, but if you see them from a distance away, and hit the eyes every time with a crit or two...with a high power weapon...with high skill in that weapon, they won't be a problem. 

that stuff and basically preparing for the next town.  im pretty far in the game right now, should be a day or two of semi regular play before i finish it.  unless i continue looking for the alien blaster (best weapon in the game, but not really needed) which may or may not happen.  im just going to let fate decide (since finding it is random) and if i don't get it, i have plenty of firepower already.
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Post by: Eggman on July 23, 2008, 01:07:40 AM
No seriously. There's no arguing or opinions. The games progress identically. The final reveal is different but that's it.

You start in a huge battle with some evil force. You learn of a rogue Jedi/Spectre. You gett off-planet, end up on a hub world where you train/investigate to become a Jedi/Spectre. You're then sent on a mission to four different planets, where the end result is that your character has a vision that eventually points you to the final planet, where the super weapon thing resides. There's even an ancient race of aliens that created everything in both games. KOTOR even has robots that look almost just like the Keepers from Mass Effect.

That's not arguable. They're the same. Wrex is Canderous, Tali is Mission + T3, and Liara is basically your Bastila, the character who shares in your visions. Garrus and Kaidan are both sort of Carth. Ashley's not really any different.

Now don't get me wrong. I actually had fun with both games (Mass Effect much moreso) but seriously, you do the same stuff in both games.

Oh yeah, FF4DS is fantastic. It's much harder than even the original JP version. I actually died on Mom Bomb because I thought I could kill it before it exploded.
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Post by: Spectere on July 23, 2008, 02:15:13 AM
I have to agree, I did find KOTOR and Mass Effect to be similar.  They're both very fun (though I definitely have more fun with Mass Effect) but it's kind of hard to deny the similarities.

Picked up Dead Rising yesterday. Would anyone like to fill me on on where i have to save so that the game doesn't make me start over every time i turn it on? because i saved multiple times, and even after it loads i still have to start over.

You can either lay down on the couch near the security station or any one of the bathrooms.  If that isn't working, I don't know what to tell you.
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Post by: dinnerroll on July 23, 2008, 02:19:05 AM
You can either lay down on the couch near the security station or any one of the bathrooms.  If that isn't working, I don't know what to tell you.

Yeah I know. Well whenever i start the game up it's the beginning of the story, but i have all of the skills and levels i had when i saved previously. i researched a little and found out that it's supposed to be like that. I guess I haven't played far enough into the game to get a legit save point or something.
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Post by: Spectere on July 23, 2008, 02:26:03 AM
The bathrooms and security room things are legit save points at all points in the game.  You can go back to those points if you shut down the game and restart it or if you die (you get to choose between keeping your newly-acquired levels and skills or losing progress since the last bathroom break).

Are you sure you're hitting the "continue" option on the main menu?  It's pretty hard to see, virtually impossible if you're using a standard definition TV.
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Post by: dinnerroll on July 23, 2008, 02:46:22 AM
er. the three options i always have are start game, rankings, and options. under start game the option is "72-hour mode" no continue. I'll save here in a minute and go back to the main menu and see what happens.
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Post by: vladgd on July 23, 2008, 05:00:39 AM
guess ive never noticed/cared.  but you could have said "similar" instead of "the same" 

anyway, i don't care about the alien blaster anymore, even though it is the best weapon in the game, what i have now, feels more awesome than some pistol weapon.

turbo plasma rifle

a big metal gun of death.  shoot green blob from a nice distance, hit enemy, skin melts off (kind of like in that one indiana jones movie) and the skeleton falls to the ground. 

a less awesome note, i got my hardened power armor, so it resists damage better.  but jesus, that gun i have is awesome.  i ditched my assault rifle, because if i need close ranged death (and for some reason i don't feel like doing some point blank sniping, or if i feel like hitting multiple targets) i always have the gatling laser gun.

start out game in blue jumpsuit with shitty 9mm pistol and combat knife.  end of game with giant robot armor, giant robot skin melting blob shootan gun, and a gatling gun that shoots lasers (with a sound similar to that plasma gun in ut99).

i quite love this game.

*edit*

ohh, and i have 200% energy weapon skill(the max), so yeah....walking rape machine.

*edit*

so on my way to the military base...i stumble apon a crashed alien spacecraft.  one had a picture of elvis, and the other an alien blaster.

LUCK IS NOT A USELESS STAT :O  BLESS YOU 8 LUCK OF MINE!

*edit*

mai gah, both guns have awesome death animations.  i told you about the plasma rifle.  but the alien blaster disintegrates the flesh off...then the skeleton, only leaving behind some dust and whatever gun they were holding.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 23, 2008, 06:00:09 PM
LUCK IS NOT A USELESS STAT :O  BLESS YOU 8 LUCK OF MINE!

Someone hasn't played digital devil saga. Also I found a copy of metroid prime for 7 bucks, probably going to pick it up and replay it. I would have boughten today if I wasn't such a jew.
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Post by: Bobbias on July 23, 2008, 06:04:00 PM
I haven't played Digital Devil Saga either...
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 24, 2008, 01:24:41 PM
Well it's not that popular, so that's not a surprise. Also I picked up Metroid prime, and I've been playing megaman 2 from this

http://nintendo8.com/game/512/mega_man_2/

(just delete if you want that gone, not sure about the legality of this)

and Airmans stage makes me want to die. I always thought I just sucked at video game when I was a kid because I couldn't play this, but it's still DAMN hard to do. I'm amazed I could do a few of the bosses when I was 7 or so.

Just beat him, SUCK IT DOWN NIGGER.
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Post by: vladgd on July 24, 2008, 05:56:52 PM
tomba 2

its as good as i remember, cheesy old voice acting, fucktons of missions, awesome gameplay, yep.

i are enjoy. 

and to the 1 person here who has played the game (me) i am at the kujara ranch.

*edit*

i got to the donglin forest, and i have my flying squirrel suit.  ive died like 10 times now, olol.  the game as a whole isn't hard, but you can accidentally put yourself in situations where you die. 

not to mention, i guess some people could call this a "hard" game.  because there is A LOT OF STUFF TO DO, and no real way to keep track of it (your journal shows you the missions you have, but no details).  not to mention the trolley mission, is hard, very, very, hard.

like, "this short mission took me over an hour to beat" kind of like

its like this almost



only i beat it on normal, by a fraction of a second...and it took me an hour of nonstop tries.  that's basically similar to the trolley mission i am talking about.

but overall the game has a lot of missions of differing difficulty(easy, medium, hard, almost impossible, most are rather easy, but still fun), fun characters, nice cheesy voice acting on as far as i remember, everybody, tons of shit to do, overall a unique game.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 26, 2008, 02:12:27 AM
So yeah, I just realized I have to do all of Dr. Wiley's castle levels in one run. Holy fuck this is going to take a while. That fucking dragon has knocked me off the platform like 3 or 4 times, then the boss of the next area killed me 5 or 6 times, and now I can't even continue from when I beat them.

Fuck...
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Post by: annon on July 28, 2008, 02:25:12 AM
After picking up Super Paper Mario again and getting past a roadblock that I was stuck at a few months ago, I realized that the game is actually a lot of fun.
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Post by: Bobbias on July 28, 2008, 03:00:00 AM
Wait, you just realized that?

After the first 10 minutes or so of it, I was already thinking "fuck, this game is fun".
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Post by: annon on July 28, 2008, 02:24:11 PM
I got stuck and tried what I thought was everything, then I thought, "Fuck this game, I'm going to play Guitar Hero."
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 28, 2008, 04:57:26 PM
After picking up Super Paper Mario again and getting past a roadblock that I was stuck at a few months ago, I realized that the game is actually a lot of fun.

...The Wii one, or the game cube one?

Also I'm breezing threw metroid prime, I just did the part were you get jumped by jet pack troops in one try, and that took me like 5 the first time I played it. Still an awesome game, they should have made 3 similar.
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Post by: Eggman on July 28, 2008, 08:29:37 PM
3 was better to me in pretty much every way. They didn't shoehorn in some blatant fetch quest and it controlled so much better.

Also, Super Paper Mario is only on Wii. The N64 game is Paper Mario 1, GC is Paper Mario 2. They're all great games.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 29, 2008, 12:32:43 AM
3 was better to me in pretty much every way. They didn't shoehorn in some blatant fetch quest and it controlled so much better.

1 just seemed to have a good balance of backtracking and exploring IMO. 3 was pretty linear for a metroid game, and 2 had so much back tracking it made me want to die. I loved 3s controls tho, if they ever remake 1 and 2 with those controls I'd be so damn happy.
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Post by: annon on July 31, 2008, 05:57:10 PM
Garry's Mod, now that I have a computer that can run it.

EDIT: Now I'm going through HL2. I'm enjoying it so far. I really prefer mouse control to the controllers in console FPS's
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Post by: Bobbias on August 17, 2008, 09:17:21 PM
I never played 2, but I found that 1 was kinda really retarded.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 18, 2008, 07:19:24 PM
I never played 2, but I found that 1 was kinda really retarded.

...Half life 1? WHAT THE FUCK? HL was awesome, better then 2.
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Post by: Bobbias on August 20, 2008, 02:37:23 AM
Not HL, I believe I was referring to the metroid primes (though I forget).
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 20, 2008, 02:46:53 AM
Not HL, I believe I was referring to the metroid primes (though I forget).

Oh...

Metroid prime... WHAT THE FUCK? MP is awesome, really a rather unique FPS, I can't even think of a similar game.
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Post by: Bobbias on August 20, 2008, 02:53:20 AM
Imo they wrecked the Metroid games with Prime, IMO. Platformer =/= FPS. Platformer > FPS 95% of the time, IMO.
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Post by: Spectere on August 20, 2008, 10:19:00 AM
The only complaints that I have with Metroid Prime are the controls (haven't played MP3 yet...still working on 2).  Aside from that, they've created one of the best overall environments in any FPS I've seen.  The GameCube/Wii are not exactly the most powerful systems, but the sheer attention to detail in those games makes up for the lack of graphical horsepower.  The fact that just about all of the gameplay elements from the platformers (and then some) made it into the FPS both surprised and satisfied me.  Honestly, if the controls were a bit more fluid (again, haven't played MP3 yet) those games would definitely be high up on my "bestest gaemz evar" list.

Please tell me you're not insinuating that it "wrecked" the series just because it's an FPS and not a platformer, because that's the only thing I seem to be able to pick up from your last post.  I can accept when people don't like games for whatever reason (I know my exceedingly negative opinion on TF2 isn't widely-shared, after all) but I can't accept when people shun games simply because they might be different.
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Post by: Bobbias on August 20, 2008, 02:30:07 PM
Well, I've tried it before, and could never get into it. When I think Metroid, I don't think FPS. I think platformer, period. I'll admit that the level design really surprised and impressed me, but the controls being what they were, and the fact that I'm generally terrible at first person oriented games except for the general multiplayer halo type stuff means that I couldn't enjoy the Metroid Prime games.

The only reason they moved to first person is because nobody makes proper platformers any more. I'd absolutely love to see more proper 2d platformers come out. I mean, there's enough graphical power there that they can make some very nice graphics and effects. Not to mentioon since these console sare quite a bit more powerful than the SNES/Genesis they should be able to add some stuff not typically found in an oldschool platformer, due to technical limitations/size limitations and such.

With the power of today's systems, if they really wanted to, someone could come out with something that completely redefines 2D platformers.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 20, 2008, 03:43:41 PM
You realize they still make/made 2D metroid games for the GBA right? At least they're trying something new, and the prime games are rather fun despite the meh controls of the first 2.
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Post by: Bobbias on August 20, 2008, 06:33:08 PM
Yeah, do I own a GBA? no. I mean for the consoles. GBAs are only somewhat more powerful than the SNES/Genesis era consoles were.

I'm saying that with all the new capabilities of the current generation of hardware, we can make a platformer much better than the SNES era ones. Unfortunately, what everyone hung up on FPS games and everything needing to be amazing graphics and 3D and all this shit, platformers have been left behind. We need some new next-gen platformers.

Hell, look at puzzle games and such. Katamari Damacy is a great example of the next evolution in puzzle games. Simple gameplay, timed levels, all that is very traditional for puzzle games, but if you look at the original puzzle games, like Kicle Cubicle, you can see a HUGE difference. Someone needs to make a new platformer game using the new technology for them to create something completely different than the traditional style. I don't mean turn platformers into first person shooters with awkward controls. I mean take a platform game and band the rules a bit, think up new and unique ways of doing things that were impossible on a SNES/Genesis era console. We can make some awesome 2D graphics for it, too, since the net gen hardware works in much higher resolutions than the SNES/Genesis era consoles did. Why not use that, combined with the much more powerful hardware to make something revolutionary?

That Wario game is definitely a good idea, we just need more people to take the hint and develop some more good platformers. Maybe the new system capabilities combined with the unique abilities of the Wii system will make something even more unique than the new Wario game.
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Post by: Spectere on August 20, 2008, 09:22:48 PM
Yeah, do I own a GBA? no.

That, uh, doesn't change the fact that the games were made. :/  Just because you don't have the means to play them doesn't mean that they shouldn't be included in this argument.

I'm saying that with all the new capabilities of the current generation of hardware, we can make a platformer much better than the SNES era ones. Unfortunately, what everyone hung up on FPS games and everything needing to be amazing graphics and 3D and all this shit, platformers have been left behind. We need some new next-gen platformers.

They are being made, developers are just targeting portable systems.  Portable systems are ideal for that sort of thing.  Or are games like New Super Mario Bros excluded because they're technically 3D?

Also: Megaman 9.

We can make some awesome 2D graphics for it, too, since the net gen hardware works in much higher resolutions than the SNES/Genesis era consoles did. Why not use that, combined with the much more powerful hardware to make something revolutionary?

You don't need a GeForce 7800GTX to produce fancy effects for a 2D platformer.  Polycount is not an issue with platformers, so you could produce some stunning effects even on low-end platforms like the DS and PSP (especially the latter, given how that system can produce graphics that are nearly PS2-quality in some cases).

Long story short: get a PSP or DS emulator.  That's where platformers are the most marketable and that's where commercial ones are appearing.  Alternatively, check out the indie PC gaming scene.  A lot of quality work gets pumped out of there and is generally all but ignored in favor of EA or Ubisoft's latest shitfest.
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Post by: Eggman on August 20, 2008, 09:53:58 PM
Man, what the hell. Metroid Prime DOES play more like a platformer. That's why you don't do that much fighting really (aside from MP3, where fighting becomes such an easily accessible action that it's immensely fun), and why most FPS players hate the game. They expect the game to be all action action action when it's really about scouring your surroundings for hidden items and making those tricky jumps.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 21, 2008, 01:40:41 AM
That Wario game is definitely a good idea, we just need more people to take the hint and develop some more good platformers. Maybe the new system capabilities combined with the unique abilities of the Wii system will make something even more unique than the new Wario game.

Seconded, those controls look rather awesome, plus it looks like a god damned cartoon which is amazing. Also I agree with spec, most of the new technology is geared towards poly count and 3D rendering, most of it wouldn't make 2D look that awesome.

How about we settle this and say that each game series is good.
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Post by: LunarKeys on August 24, 2008, 09:54:06 PM
I am currently finishing Rogue Galaxy. It is...confusing.

The premise for the game is outstanding. The plot ideas are good. The combat system is superb. The bosses are fresh and interesting. There's a neat new system where you can manufacture the next weapons you're going to get in stores.

But I hate it. The dungeons are incredibly long hallways that look EXACTLY THE SAME, the voice acting is hideous, and the way the plot is told is god-awful. Every character in the game has a monologue upon you meeting them, showing you EXACTLY what their personality will be FOR THE REST OF THE GAME. It took me two minutes of one of the characters before I pegged him as 'He's gonna betray us for some stupid-ass reason, then come crawling back when he realizes what a dumbass he's being'. Yep!

Also, the ending fight is retarded. Y'know how almost every RPG's final boss will have at least one more form?

Well, there's that. Then there's another fight. And another. And another. And ANOTHER.

In total, you are fighting TEN FIGHTS IN A ROW to finish the game. No save points, nothing. Not to mention that every single one of these past the first two requires you to use the ONE character the game has specified for you, so god forbid that you don't get good with EVERY character over the course of the game; nevermind the fact that you are only forced to use a single character for TWO fights in the ENTIRE rest of the game...which means every smart gamer will stick to using the main character, who is, of course, the best. The hardest fight is, of course, the last one, and if you fumble and fuck it up, that's it. You're back to two hours of cinema and even more of fighting all that over again. (To the game's credit, you can skip scenes at any point)

ARGH.

Aside from that, I've been playing Viewtiful Joe 2, which is short and sweet. It's not as good as the original, but it's charming and I still think that it's the only game that is corny and knows it, so it plays up the part until you can't help but smile at how silly it's being. Not the greatest of games (about a 7.5/10), but fun and inventive. I hope Capcom finishes the trilogy at some point.


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Post by: vladgd on August 29, 2008, 12:06:40 AM
playing in small (maby 30 minutes to an hour) chunks, metroid prime.

i remember this game being bitch, but the reason i quit originally was to collect all of the chozo stuff to summon mecha riddley or whatever, and i guess i got bored doing that.  but uhh, lets beat it this time.

also, unlike the first time i played (back when i really didn't play fps games) i actually had to get used to the controls.  i mean, they work, but fuck, id really enjoy a traditional setup.  anywho, im not very far, just got the morph ball. 
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 29, 2008, 02:31:26 AM
i remember this game being bitch, but the reason i quit originally was to collect all of the chozo stuff to summon mecha riddley or whatever, and i guess i got bored doing that.  but uhh, lets beat it this time.

Hah, I JUST finished doing that today. Yes, that part is a bitch. I just collected the last piece and all I need to do is kick Meta Ridley in the jaw and then kill Metroid Prime (SPOILERS:and inadvertently create dark Samus.)Should be fun, I remember both of those fights being rather challenging.

Also I just beat CoD4, and I must say I rather liked the ending, I just wish they mixed the game play/environments a tiny bit more but whatever, it's still a good game. Also I recently unlocked the M14 in muiltiplayer,thinking I should use it for my new stealth set up (currently using the G3, it kills in one hit with a silencer. That's with bomb squad, UAV jammer, and dead silence equipped). Also I got the .50 cal sniper, which I love to death.

SOO, other then that I've been playin FEAR, doom 95, and Duke Nukem 3D, but I got stuck in Duke 3d...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 29, 2008, 02:43:21 AM
i just remember shit starts getting quite hard in the phazon mines.  omega pirate sucked, and i hope he isn't as hard as i remember him.  but aint nothing wrong with an actual challenge every once and a while, metroid games usually have hard parts to them(save this one, which has a solid challenge all the way through, save for the beginning).

anyway, beat FEAR, its fun, and short.  i remember beating it in less than 24 hours from the time i started it.  some of the better single player shootan ive played.
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Post by: vladgd on September 01, 2008, 04:55:43 PM
im on a double posting spree, YEAH!

status report

game is challenging(the flying space pirates pre flame gun can lay down the pain), but not as hard as i remember.  i recall thardus being a total bitch, and he took me multiple tries to beat.  i try him again, and while he is a challenging fight, i came out with more than an energy tank left over on my first try, not to mention, i don't remember him being as fun as he was.  gatdamn, i almost want to re fight him, good stuff.

so yeah, thardus dead, spider ball get, saved at mah ship, next time, back to the chozo ruins.  not sure if im going to beat it, because im not even at the hard part of the game yet, but whatev, im enjoying it, and i don't need to beat the game to get enjoyment from it.
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Post by: Danbo on September 02, 2008, 12:12:00 AM
Rome: Total War. Hot damn I loved this game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: cristian989 on September 02, 2008, 12:19:11 AM
Oddworld:  Abes Oddysee (DID I mention this game is HARD?!...cause If I didn't...IT'S F*CKING HARD).   :'(
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 02, 2008, 02:06:30 AM
Oddworld:  Abes Oddysee (DID I mention this game is HARD?!...cause If I didn't...IT'S F*CKING HARD).   :'(

It's not that bad, you just really have to be patient. Plus, they added quick saving in the second game, which really helped with the difficulty curve.
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Post by: vladgd on September 03, 2008, 02:30:53 AM
power bomb get

FUCK I REMEMBER WHY I CALLED THIS GAME HARD

from the moment you enter the phazon mines, you get a save point right away, cool.  keep advancing from there, to the power bomb, lots of enemies, one elite pirate, and one invisible un lockonable son of a bitch robot guy who takes too many hits for his own good(stand still, aim at where you think he is...shoot, hope you have enough health to kill him before he kills you), get the power bomb...and if you are alive, you can save.  its about an hour from getting from savepoint 1, to savepoint 2.  i specifically remember dying after spending 45 minutes getting there...and quitting for a month because of that when i played this game many years ago. 

thankfully, i haven't died yet, fairly confident that i have the skillz required to beat this game.  anyway, the game is still fun, bitch part and all.  and even though its an old game, i am still amazed on how they nailed the transition from a 2d metroid to a first person 3d metroid, i mean, it feels like a metroid game should feel like. 

blablabla, tomorrow, hopefully a new item! 
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Post by: Spectere on September 03, 2008, 02:41:14 AM
Remember to dodge.  A lot.

I found that I didn't have to dodge too much until I started getting to that area.  After I started doing that the rest of the game was really easy.  I got through the rest of it without coming close to dying.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on September 03, 2008, 02:43:38 AM
I haven't played Meteriod Prime in a while but the most annoying boss battle is not prime with the armor but Meta-Riley.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on September 03, 2008, 02:49:30 AM
Ridley is a problematic boss in pretty much all of the Metroid games.  He's definitely a BAMF.

Meta-Ridley isn't as bad as some of the other ones, though he was a bitch.  I was able to defeat him on my first try (I didn't do that well against the other ones for the most part).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 03, 2008, 02:49:55 AM
maby its the controls, or something like that.  i do dodge, it just doesn't prevent me from getting hit some of the time.  and you can be certain, if i have cover to pop behind, i fucking use it.  though, you are the kind of person who speedruns this stuff correct?  which means duh, you are going to be like 5x better than a metroid nub like me.  

i still need to beat

-prime
-prime 2
-prime 3
-prime hunters
-metroid 2
-metroid fusion

ill get to em eventually
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on September 03, 2008, 02:57:45 AM
When I was playing Prime 1 the controler I had sucked and I could not dodge at all.  However I have a wave bird *angelic choir sings in back ground* which when I played Prime 2 made it so much easiser to dodge one of the bosses.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on September 03, 2008, 03:03:29 AM
Painkiller. It's so awesome.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 03, 2008, 03:17:08 AM
power bomb get

FUCK I REMEMBER WHY I CALLED THIS GAME HARD

Go get the ice missile, it's in a tunnel in the magmoor caverns ( http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/1534/t177037-metroid-prime-artifacts-upgrades-item-boss-faq/ ). It's rather helpful on Metroid prime.

I haven't played Meteriod Prime in a while but the most annoying boss battle is not prime with the armor but Meta-Riley.

Huh? He seemed damn easy. Well, not that easy, he took half my health, but compared to Prime he was a bitch.

Oh yeah, and I just beat the game with abut 87% complete, I was thinking of trying to get 100% and beating it again but that seems rather hard now. Also I BARELY beat metroid prime, and I breezed threw this game, other then the part Vlad was talking about, that was somewhat hard. I was about to kill his final form when I noticed I had 7 health left. So I pick up the one power up in front of me, which gave me just under 30 health, and I manage to only get hit one more time before finding the puddle of phazon and blasting his ass to death. Shit was epic.

Oh and as previously stated in other threads, Dawn of War: Dark Crusade. It's fun as hell, I definitely want to get a demo of the new game ASAP.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 03, 2008, 07:45:09 PM
the fuck, still haven't died.

killed omega pirate on my first try, and god damn, he was fun.  i must have really sucked at the vidya way back when, this guy is challenging yes, frustratingly hard?  fuck no.  i had like 6 energy tanks left after the fight.

anyway, i guess the next step is getting the damn chozo artifacts, will do that later.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on September 03, 2008, 09:19:47 PM
Holy shit bioshock is fuckamazing. After walking in to ryans office.. wow. No spoilers, but if you haven't played this, the game isn't over when you think it is.

The reason I've been putting it off is because at the beginning the learning/playing curve is kind of steep compared to other games I own. Beating big daddies used all your ammo, and now I can take them out with 1 machine gun mag.

The story is so fucking amazing. awesome. super duper. I want to finish it so I can see if there are any more surprises like before.

that is all.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on September 03, 2008, 09:41:46 PM
BioShock is amazing...it has been a long time since I played a game with so many twist as that one does.

I love the plasmoids (my favorite being Incenerate! 3) and the other little quirks in that game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on September 03, 2008, 09:49:29 PM
I started saving the little sisters rather than killing them after what happens haha
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 03, 2008, 11:29:05 PM
it took me 3 tries, but i killed meta ridley.

i went into this fight expecting something hard, the fight was piss easy, till he had about one charge shot of health left...then he became impossible.

the first two attempts, he was within 1 shot of death, but he would never open his mouth, and he just chain charged me to death.  the last attempt, i somehow managed to make it with 5 or so energy tanks left.

you fuckers never said the "challenge" of this fight came when he was at some 5% health.

*edit*

if i beat this game or not, remind me, never play another metroid game.

its always at the end where the game stops being fun, and starts being annoying.  climbing up a huge tower with infinite spawning fission metroids...NO THANKS. i quit.

quitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquitquit

gamecube is put away in the closet, i quit.  no, im not going to go through a rage like i did with the NES metroid, im done.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 04, 2008, 12:40:08 AM
They only infinitely spawn when you get to a certent point in, which is the last string of platforms from the final boss.

Also I hope you went back to get health after meta Ridley.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 04, 2008, 12:41:48 AM
why?  there's a save point right when you enter the place.

doesn't matter, no more metroid.

*edit*

to note, i didn't die, i tried going up, frustration still intact from losing twice to riddley, encountered the bullshit metroids, tried to avoid them, failed, decided i like my hair and i do not want to rip it out.  turn off game, unhook gamecube, throw in closet.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on September 04, 2008, 01:30:26 AM
Yahtzee was spot-on when he said that Painkiller was pure, genocidal fun. I'm really enjoying the game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on September 05, 2008, 12:02:09 AM
Bioshock is an amazing game.

Right now I'm playing Tales of Vesperia. Really fun game, only the second RPG I've ever played.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 05, 2008, 12:55:25 AM
why?  there's a save point right when you enter the place.

doesn't matter, no more metroid.

Ooh yeah, forgot about that. The last fight IS a good one, in case you ever want to go back and finish it at a later date.

Bioshock is an amazing game.

Right now I'm playing Tales of Vesperia. Really fun game, only the second RPG I've ever played.

I was debating buying bioshock, but I'll definitely wait for a price drop now.

Also I'm starting to get a hang of DoW. You really do need to be aggressive and force your enemy off of their resources. I really would love the imperial guard, but their soldiers are damn near useless that I can't get any resources during the beginning. Also on a very related note, Orkz kick much ass.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 05, 2008, 03:56:28 AM
Bioshock is an amazing game.

Right now I'm playing Tales of Vesperia. Really fun game, only the second RPG I've ever played.

Vesperia really is very very good. I'm sitting at 25 hours and there's still lots to go through. Yuri's probably the best Tales main character.

I really despise all the people dismissing it because of the anime art style though.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 05, 2008, 03:57:59 AM
I really despise all the people dismissing it because of the anime art style though.

some people don't like animu

for the topic, i guess id be bionic commando rearmed, and castle crashers. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 05, 2008, 12:34:52 PM
Yeah? Well that still doesn't mean the game is bad. People need to get over garbage like that.

I hate the whole gruff badass stereotype but you don't see me denouncing all games with them without playing them like they do over that art style.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on September 05, 2008, 02:10:08 PM
It is a sweet game. I'm at 15 hours now and I'm almost done act 1. I might pick up the book or something because it would be really cool to get some of those accomplishments. Some of them are probably the most time consuming/hardest to get in a game yet, I think. I haven't got the hang of fatal strikes yet, my timing for it is either terrible or I never give myself the window. Got tips?

Yuri is very intriguing, I think he's got the best personality in a game that I've played in a while. I'm kinda not likin' how Flynn seems to have a White Knights code of honor or something shoved in his butt... but it would be awesome to play as him. Also Raven = badass but i hate how hes not nice to me (yet?)

And the art IS awesome.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 05, 2008, 03:01:14 PM
Yeah? Well that still doesn't mean the game is bad. People need to get over garbage like that.

Exactly what I was gonna say.

I haven't played Vesperia, but the Tales games (minus Legendia) all kick ass.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 05, 2008, 03:14:42 PM
what's it matter?  if they don't want to play a jrpg because of the animu artstyle...they don't have to play a jrpg because of the animu artstyle.

OPINIONS MANG, OPINIONS!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on September 05, 2008, 04:34:31 PM
Eternal sonata

I threw up so much in my mouth I couldn't play it anymore
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 05, 2008, 04:39:00 PM
For most it isn't a matter of opinion at all. It's a matter of total bias, which is different. It's ingrained into the Xbox generation that those "crazy Japaneeeeze" are too weird and that "animu" (god please stop using that) is instantly stupid. It's an unbelievably unfair bias wherein none of the actual people complaining about the games have ever even tried the genre. That is completely ridiculous.

As for tips on fatal strikes, they're still kind of hard for me to always get. Definitely go into strategy and change everyone to Aim under FS though. Your teammates will end up pulling off quite a few. Also, Judith is really really good at putting people into FS for some reason. Overall though, try to time the pressing of R and the direction of it with the timing of your regular strikes or at the very end of an arte if there's time.

And man, what. Eternal Sonata is one of the best RPGs in the last...long while. Maybe if you totally overlooked the entire second story with all the symbolism and what every single character stood for within Chopin's mind, it was kind of a bland story but seriously, how could you miss that? The battle system was awesome too, especially later on when you could totally chain everyone's attacks together and get massive combos. And it was so fucking BEAUTIFUL.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 05, 2008, 06:45:52 PM
put yourself in the shoes of someone who unlike yourself, doesn't like anime, hard to fathom, i know.

anyway, level 18 red knight for single player, just beat the lava world, surprised i didn't die considering we died on that place a whole lot when playing 3 player.

LIGHTNING BBBZZZAAPPP
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 05, 2008, 08:59:18 PM
I don't really like anime that much. I rarely watch anything and haven't for at least a few years. I was watching Le Chevalier D'Eon a few weeks ago but that's about as un-Japanese as anime gets. I just have the ability to actually respect a game for what it is, regardless of art style, as long as it's done well and not just pass sweeping judgments against entire genres based on preconceived notions about graphical stylings pushed on me by the press.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Alice on September 05, 2008, 10:59:05 PM
I'm playing the entire friggin original Mega Man series.  My signature on Another Forum breaks it down like this:

MEGA MAN GAMES IN ANTICIPATION OF MM9
MM1 ~ MM2 ~ MM3 ~ MM4 ~ MM5 ~ MM6 ~ MM7 ~ MM8
(BEATEN, IN PROGRESS, CARTRIDGE NOT IN POSSESSION)

Yes, I realize that Mega Man 8 wasn't released on a cartridge, lolz.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 06, 2008, 01:08:39 AM
I'm playing the entire friggin original Mega Man series.  My signature on Another Forum breaks it down like this:

MEGA MAN GAMES IN ANTICIPATION OF MM9
MM1 ~ MM2 ~ MM3 ~ MM4 ~ MM5 ~ MM6 ~ MM7 ~ MM8
(BEATEN, IN PROGRESS, CARTRIDGE NOT IN POSSESSION)

Yes, I realize that Mega Man 8 wasn't released on a cartridge, lolz.

You could buy the anniversary collection. I was thinking of doing it, but I lack the money. Also I badly need to replay threw megaman X4, I must have done that like 10 times.

Oh, and I just downloaded Barkley shut up sand jam:gaiden, and possibly Knytt stories.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 06, 2008, 01:31:29 AM
Oh, and I just downloaded Barkley shut up sand jam:gaiden

not enough people have beaten this game

its actually good, its really funny, it's not really hard or long (took me about 4 hours), and its FREE.  i beat it in a morning a few months back, good way to start the day.

also, when you beat the game, you unlock "victorian steampunk mode"
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 06, 2008, 03:45:25 AM
put yourself in the shoes of someone who unlike yourself, doesn't like anime, hard to fathom, i know.

As Eggman said, just because someone doesn't like anime doesn't mean they need to unconditionally hate every game that has art based around that. I'm not a fan of Action/Adventure games (Dark Cloud, and all the rest of games like that stuff), but I'm still willing to play them in order to figure out whether I like it or not. Just because I have a personal preference doesn't mean I won't let myself discover an exception to that preference.

And personally, I HATED Dark Cloud (never played number 2). However, I love the Zelda games (more or less, I haven't really played anything past Ocarina of Time, to be honest.)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 06, 2008, 02:11:42 PM
wellp, gaming is a form of entertainment.  a thing people invest time in, to receive entertainment from their own free time. 

if i want to skip a jrpg because its a bit too animu for me, ill spend my time on a different game.  it's no different than people skipping viva pinata because its a bit too kiddy, sure the game could be fun, but not everybody has tolerance for this kind of thing, thus lowering the enjoyment they receive.  no enjoyment, no entertainment, best off getting more hours for work.

not to say i won't try genres, i tried to get into sim racers with forza 2, failed.  also tried several times to get into football games with nfl blitz, and madden, failed, but i tried em. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 06, 2008, 02:29:38 PM
Trying them's a lot more than what most people do, so you're already ahead of the curve there. What I was getting annoyed by is that people not only dismiss games with art styles they dislike, but they instantly call them garbage, bad games, worthless, whatever. And game sites do a really "great" job of spreading their own biases against certain things, which the brainless masses take and then spread. So eventually, you have entire genres basically blacklisted by a massive group of people and they don't even know why.


I'm still playing Vesperia. 30 hours and not even done with part 2. I can fly around now though.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on September 06, 2008, 02:50:00 PM
I played 1 full hour of eternal sonata last night, and I'm barely level 2. Does this game really need the 50 minutes of videos to explain the god damn storyline?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 06, 2008, 03:52:19 PM
The game's 25 hours long total. And honestly, yeah, it really does need all that time. Try to think about how the things they say connect to what fact's about Chopin's life they give you.

There's absolutely no way you can even begin to say anything about the game in only 1 hour though. Like any RPG, that's all just introductions.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on September 06, 2008, 03:54:30 PM
though, you are the kind of person who speedruns this stuff correct?  which means duh, you are going to be like 5x better than a metroid nub like me.  

Pfft, hell naw.  I wouldn't want to try to speedrun Prime or Prime 2.

The only thing that I "speed" run through are the Metroid platformers and my times are far from impressive.  Under an hour on Zero Mission sounds nice until you look at some of the ridiculous times that people pull.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on September 06, 2008, 04:10:47 PM
The game's 25 hours long total. And honestly, yeah, it really does need all that time. Try to think about how the things they say connect to what fact's about Chopin's life they give you.

There's absolutely no way you can even begin to say anything about the game in only 1 hour though. Like any RPG, that's all just introductions.

I'll play more tonight and update. When I first played this game [1st week it came out], I also had.. well all my other games, which were also the top 10 newest awesome games to get for the 360. I had my hands full with these games that get you right into the action.  Now that I'm done with mass effect and shit I can actually focus and think about whats being presented to be instead of going

UGH GAY WTF FLOWERS AND SHIT DAYM JAPS
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 06, 2008, 10:35:49 PM
well ive beaten it co-op, so disregard that, this is single player biatch.

just saved super joe, got the machine gun.  and for the first time, i went back and got the shotgun upgrade, GOD JESUS HAMBURGER ITS RAPE.  then i got the plasma machine gun whatever upgrade, and its pretty cool.  probably get all but the rocket launcher upgrade (gotten just before the final boss) before i decide to head on, maby ill nab the secrets in each level.

also

UGH GAY WTF FLOWERS AND SHIT DAYM JAPS.  ching nang bong kang dang.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Alice on September 06, 2008, 11:15:00 PM
You could buy the anniversary collection.
That would shrink my e-penis tho :(
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on September 10, 2008, 10:58:16 PM
Finally passed Part 1 of ToV. And got the hang of fatal strikes, I forgot that you also need to push in a direction too :p.

My leveling has slowed way down, but its to be expected. Its gonna take a long time to hit that magic 200  :o

Eggman did you reach the Colosseum(sp?) yet?

Also, I tried the Star Wars Force Unleashed demo. Its a pretty cool game so far. The force grab controls are kind of complicated, but I think once I get the hang of it, it'll be cool. And fuck yeah at bringing down an AT-ST!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 10, 2008, 11:14:19 PM
So I'm really enjoying Barkley's shut up and jam: Gaiden. It's actually pretty funny, and fun.

Also CoD4 is surprisingly balanced, probably one of the best balanced shooters I've seen.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on September 10, 2008, 11:26:46 PM
Besides the semi auto shotgun, mp5, juggernaut, last stand, yea it's pretty good unlike halo 3
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 11, 2008, 02:29:41 AM
Finally passed Part 1 of ToV. And got the hang of fatal strikes, I forgot that you also need to push in a direction too :p.

My leveling has slowed way down, but its to be expected. Its gonna take a long time to hit that magic 200  :o

Eggman did you reach the Colosseum(sp?) yet?

Also, I tried the Star Wars Force Unleashed demo. Its a pretty cool game so far. The force grab controls are kind of complicated, but I think once I get the hang of it, it'll be cool. And fuck yeah at bringing down an AT-ST!

I just finished part 2 at 45 hours. I can do up to the 80 man melee but I'm not allowed to do the 100 man because I haven't even seen most of those enemies yet I guess.

I did manage a 101 hit combo though. I use Yuri, Raven, Rita and Judith when I can. Get the skill Chivalry on Raven and turn his AI to heal. His Love Shot is much faster than Estelle's healing and hits everyone after 100 uses or so. Chivalry ups his stats the more females you have active.

Also, it's impossible to hit 200 without XP x10 from a new game+. You could do it but it would take forever.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: LunarKeys on September 11, 2008, 02:32:00 PM
Started playing Starcraft again. The game is still as excellent as it was back in the day.

Looks like the community hasn't changed at all, though. It's still 90% '$$$$Zero Clutter/Fastest Possible Map EVER$$$$' and Big Game Hunters and 10% everything else. Even so, as difficult as it is to find a good game, I still love it.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 11, 2008, 04:06:59 PM
Actually, I remember there being somewhat less zero clutter fast money shit back when I played.

Last time I saw b-net for SC recently I was appalled, since I couldn't find anything that looked half decently fun (not that I've been on THAT recently). Where are the evolution maps? The Smash TV maps? The survival maps?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: LunarKeys on September 11, 2008, 06:00:49 PM
Actually, I remember there being somewhat less zero clutter fast money shit back when I played.

Last time I saw b-net for SC recently I was appalled, since I couldn't find anything that looked half decently fun (not that I've been on THAT recently). Where are the evolution maps? The Smash TV maps? The survival maps?

Point - I used to see a lot more of Big Game Hunters than money maps. (the latter wasn't as developed back then). Either way, there's entirely too much of both and it makes me laugh when they have 'BGH - PROS ONLY' names for their maps.

Also, blargh at lack of teamwork. Everything larger than a 2vs2 will result in three or four players ganging up on one, that person yelling 'help', the remainder refusing to assist (or doing so little that it didn't matter in the first place), then all two/three remaining team members of the losing team to quit because the odds are now against them.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 11, 2008, 11:37:25 PM
Yep, another reason I wouldn't play on those maps. I'd only ever play on those maps if I knew I had a decent team (or at least another person to work with). It'd kinda be cool to have some guild vs guild matches, but in general SC has rather deteriorated on the US servers. We'd need to go to the korean servers, or really try to locate another SC guild to get something like that working (and I can't play on b.net right now anyway. Fuck, I wish I hadn't thrown out my SC case years ago. I have the brood wars case around someplace, but not the original.)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on September 12, 2008, 12:06:05 AM
Yoot Tower, which is SimTower for all intents and purposes, except running in Vista 64. I'm having fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 12, 2008, 01:05:37 AM
Cool, I checked wikipedia, but didn't see anything on there. Did you see the article on SimRefinery? lol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on September 12, 2008, 02:34:47 AM
Actually, I just googled and came across some site that had it for free download.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on September 16, 2008, 04:34:43 PM
My friend let me borrow is Xbox and I am currently playing Forza.

Such a great racing game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: LunarKeys on September 20, 2008, 01:02:53 PM
Decided to pick up Final Fantasy Tactics A2.

I'm not quite sure what it is about the Tactics games that keeps me so addicted. Admittedly, they fixed my biggest complaint about the judges (they threw out your characters before - now they give your team an advantage, which is taken away if you break the law). Though the new Bazaar thing to get every single weapon and armor in the game is frustrating and the fact that you have to do quests ON TOP OF obtaining specific, worthless skills to unlock the classes you actually want to use can be really irritating.

And yet, in the first day of playing, I've racked up eight hours anyway. Maybe it's the fact that it reminds me of Advance Wars, which is probably my favorite portable game of all time. Eh. *shrug*

I swear, I'm going to have a Gunner by the end of the day or bust!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on September 26, 2008, 05:39:58 PM
I'm playing TrackMania nations, but I'm using my Wiimote instead of the keyboard. I haven't figured out how to use the tilt sensor for steering, so I've just been using the D-pad. Sliding around turns is a lot easier to control, since I just tap on 1 while holding 2 at the right time to start one.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: TimJing on September 27, 2008, 09:46:43 AM
Wolfenstein 3D and Spear Of Destiny. Playing those and nothing else like crazy.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Leorina on September 28, 2008, 10:36:05 AM
Wolfenstein 3D and Spear Of Destiny. Playing those and nothing else like crazy.

Thank god I am not the only one playing these right now...I'm also playing The Legend Of Dragoon, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, Mungyodance3, OSU!, and SMW all at the same time...I have LOD on my PS1, MGS2:SOL on my PS2, MGD3 on my vista comp, OSU! on this one XP, and SMW on my SNES...I have no time right now...and I have to go to work today.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: 淫蟲 on September 28, 2008, 06:11:44 PM
Luigi's Mansion, Shadow The Hedgehog, and Star Fox: Assault

Luigi's Mansion is awesome.

Shadow The Hedgehog, I don't know what the fuck is going on.  I've only played the classic Sonic games with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, so when I saw all these new characters I thought "who are these idiots".

Star Fox: Assault is pretty good, but not the best in the series.  At least it's not like Adventures, where you have to run back and forth to find some item and then try to get through some impossible area.  I wasn't able to get past the tug-of-war game with that guy without a turbo controller (I apparently couldn't press A fast enough, and I've never had any problem with pushing buttons rapidly to do something in any other game).  Then a little ways before fighting Andros I just gave up.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 28, 2008, 07:55:37 PM
Shadow The Hedgehog, I don't know what the fuck is going on.  I've only played the classic Sonic games with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, so when I saw all these new characters I thought "who are these idiots".

Prepare to cry, the sonic series has gone down hill. Not sure how Shadow the hedgehog game is, but SA 2 is at least a decent 3D sonic game, which is a rare thing. Also if you haven't played sonic 3 and knuckles do that ASAP.

Also I'm about to obtain a version of twisted metal 2 (massive nostalgia trip for me), does anyone know if there was a PC version of V8?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Leorina on September 28, 2008, 10:33:05 PM
Not sure how Shadow the hedgehog game is

It was ok...not entirely great...but ok...the story lacked whereof how he came back to life because we all know that he died of lack of air in space at the end of SA2B. (sorry for those that I ruined it for) Also the game was about some sort of dark realm creatures that came to this dimension to take over and Shadow was supposedly one of their subordinates or friends or something but in SA2B it was explained that Shadow was created by Dr. Eggmans grandfather.

On another note it brings up the question as to how Dr. Eggmans grandfather was part of the Earth dimension when Eggman and sonic and the rest of them were part of a different dimension...the chaos control theory touched on this but it was never explained about how eggman could have gotten to the sonic dimension in the first place let alone the moonbase ARK could have had a device that utilized said Chaos Emeralds that were supposed to only exist in this other dimension so technically it would be impossible for any of SA2B and Shadow the Hedgehog to make sense when there was no connection between them and the rest of the cartoon/games/stories.......just saying, you know?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 28, 2008, 11:36:52 PM
Luigi's Mansion is awesome.

I could never get into that game... Maybe because when I think of Mario games, I think of platformers and RPGs, not stuff like that.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Danbo on September 29, 2008, 12:55:27 AM
It was ok...not entirely great...but ok...the story lacked whereof how he came back to life because we all know that he died of lack of air in space at the end of SA2B. (sorry for those that I ruined it for) Also the game was about some sort of dark realm creatures that came to this dimension to take over and Shadow was supposedly one of their subordinates or friends or something but in SA2B it was explained that Shadow was created by Dr. Eggmans grandfather.

On another note it brings up the question as to how Dr. Eggmans grandfather was part of the Earth dimension when Eggman and sonic and the rest of them were part of a different dimension...the chaos control theory touched on this but it was never explained about how eggman could have gotten to the sonic dimension in the first place let alone the moonbase ARK could have had a device that utilized said Chaos Emeralds that were supposed to only exist in this other dimension so technically it would be impossible for any of SA2B and Shadow the Hedgehog to make sense when there was no connection between them and the rest of the cartoon/games/stories.......just saying, you know?

Yeah. As far as I know they rebooted everything with SA, bringing all that into the real world.
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Post by: Spectere on September 29, 2008, 01:40:04 AM
It was ok...not entirely great...but ok...the story lacked whereof how he came back to life because we all know that he died of lack of air in space at the end of SA2B.

According to Wikipedia:

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In Sonic Heroes, Rouge discovered Shadow in a stasis tube in Eggman's secret base. Suffering from amnesia, Shadow joined forces with Rouge and Omega in order to track down Eggman; after defeating the final Eggman robot, Rouge stumbled into a room full of what appeared to be Shadow clones. Deducing that Shadow was also a clone, they then went on to fight Metal Sonic with the others.
That explains both Shadow being, uh, alive, as well as the reason why Eggman was so insistent on him being a robot in one of the Shadow the Hedgehog endings. (note: size'd 1 for spoilers).

As for Shadow the Hedgehog, the game, I think it was definitely underrated.  It's certainly not an amazing game by any means but it's nowhere near as bad as everyone says that it is.  It's worth $30, I'd say.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 29, 2008, 02:12:44 AM
Eggman was so insistent on him being a robot in one of the Shadow the Hedgehog endings. (note: size'd 1 for spoilers).

 I loled.wouldn't that just make him metal sonic then? I mean there HAVE been a few different metal sonic models, so I suppose it's not entirely impossible.
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Post by: Spectere on September 29, 2008, 04:31:16 AM
Thing is, the Shadow that we see in Sonic Heroes and all of the games following it really is Shadow.  He survived thanks to the stasis tube.

That said, the odds of Eggman knowing that he's actually alive are pretty slim.

Speaking of Shadow the Hedgehog, am I the only one who was actually taken aback by the "E10" language in some cases?  There's just something odd about hearing "SEE YOU IN HELL, EGGMAN" in a game based on the Sonic universe prior to Shadow killing Eggman, if I remember that particular ending right. (spoiler'd again)
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Post by: Bobbias on September 29, 2008, 05:32:58 AM
Heh, well, I always like seeing stuff like that, but that's just me.
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Post by: Spectere on September 29, 2008, 02:01:10 PM
It just feels out of place, is all.  That would be like if you threw Mario and Luigi into San Andreas.  It just feels...weird.
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Post by: Leorina on September 29, 2008, 02:19:12 PM
It just feels out of place, is all.  That would be like if you threw Mario and Luigi into San Andreas.  It just feels...weird.

Die Bowser...taste the fury of my damn mega fireball you dick!!!....yeah that would seem weird.
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Post by: Bobbias on September 29, 2008, 02:42:01 PM
No, it'd be something like:

Yo, what da hell is you doin in my hood, Bowser. Fucking koops think they own the place.

But yeah, I know what you mean about being out of place, but I still say I prefer my games to have some swearing and crap. I hate when games of out of their way to censor stuff. Same thing applies to Anime. If it was intended to have swearing, it damned well better have swearing in the English release.

I sorta understand why SNES games were censored (it WAS Nintendo's policy at the time). But anything more recent than that should not have to go out of it's way to not swear if it fits.
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Post by: Spectere on September 29, 2008, 03:08:54 PM
But yeah, I know what you mean about being out of place, but I still say I prefer my games to have some swearing and crap.

Yeah, but there's a time and a place.  Not all games need to have their characters talking like sailors.

We're talking about the Sonic series.  They really didn't need to pepper the game with the likes of "damn" and "hell."  If you ran around the world of GTA and heard things beeped out that'd be one thing, but taking a series that's aimed for all audiences and throwing in swear words -- regardless of how minor they are -- is just silly.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: 淫蟲 on September 29, 2008, 03:58:20 PM
What the developers should've done in Shadow The Hedgehog was write the dialogue so it wouldn't call for any swearing in the first place.  Having a word or phrase bleeped out is annoying as is changing the word or phrase into something that would be considered less offensive (ie: "what the hell" to "what the heck").  Star Fox does this and it's annoying and cheesy as fuck.  A Sonic game with swearing is showing how COOL and MATURE the characters are, to appeal to an older crowd.

At least the games are still fun...

[...], but SA 2 is at least a decent 3D sonic game, which is a rare thing. Also if you haven't played sonic 3 and knuckles do that ASAP.

I'd like to play SA and SA2, but can't because I don't have a Dreamcast.  Unless it's since been ported to something else?  I actually played Sonic 3 and Knuckles after I bought the basic version of Sonic Mega Collection.  I'd like to get my hands on the plus version sometime soon, though.  Preferably for the PC.  Also Sonic Gems Collection.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: LunarKeys on October 03, 2008, 02:13:47 AM
Finished FFTA2.

GOOD STUFF:

The diversity of the classes is amazing. There are now seven races with at least four classes per race, adding up to a total of over fifty classes. There are a hojillion weapons, spells, armors, and things to do. The judge system has been vastly improved, though I still would love the judges to go away forever. The clan battling system has been removed. You now win territory by auctions, and once you've got all the territory, it's yours forever. The auctions then change to sell off the best weapons and armor in the game. There's still a million quests to do, hooray.

BAD STUFF:

The plot is laughably bad, a surprise for a Final Fantasy game. I found myself doing plot-related quests solely because they opened up new quests to do. The game is UNBALANCED. Blood Price (cast spells by using HP instead of MP) allows you to loop Quicken and another unit for infinite turns, Last Breath is still broken (70% chance for instant-kill at 18 MP is still too good), Sneak Attack is broken (hitting someone in the back does 350 damage at level 50; for comparison, most units have 500 HP at this level. This would be fine except it has no MP cost and 95% hit chance). Geomancy is silly good, etc, etc. Also, game overall is too easy. I have a bad feeling that once I pick up the original FFT, it is going to rape me. HARD.

So, overall game is pretty good, but definitely the weakest in the series (I am going by reviews of FFT by friends who have played it, naturally). Maybe 50 hours of gameplay, twice to three times that if you want to finish every quest.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Skorpion9x on October 10, 2008, 01:49:52 PM
Aside from WoW, I've been playing a lot of Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility for the Wii, which was finally released earlier this month after countless delays.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 11, 2008, 04:22:34 AM
How's that?

Also Megaman 9 is MUCH harder then 2. It's good and not cheap, but still hard.

Also I heard De Blob is much better then Wario shake, anyone know if this is true?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Skorpion9x on October 11, 2008, 05:51:45 PM
How's that?

It's very good if you like Harvest Moon games. I can only really think of one problem that I had with the game, which I've since gotten used to - the camera control is really bad. You have almost no control of the camera. The only control you can have is if you're outside; you have to stop and hold Down on the D-pad and you can look around a little bit using the wii remote, and zoom in a bit with the joystick. You can't even look all the way around, just a little bit in each direction. It sometimes makes finding weeds between tall crops or seeing if you missed watering anything difficult. I haven't played much of the story stuff yet. I spent most of my time so far farming, upgrading my house, and building a relationship with a girl (Maya) who I married on Winter 1 of the first year!

At this time, I own two plots of land. The main plot (where I started) is where I farm crops and keep my animals (you can only have the coop and barn on your main plot). I have four chickens, four silkworms, a calf, and a foal. On the second one, I planted a few trees which drop stuff (apples, cherries, etc) in certain seasons. I still have a lot more of the game to see (including other places to unlock) and people to meet.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 11, 2008, 09:16:35 PM
How's that?

Also Megaman 9 is MUCH harder then 2. It's good and not cheap, but still hard.

Also I heard De Blob is much better then Wario shake, anyone know if this is true?

They aren't even in the same genre so calling one better than the other would be pretty dumb. They're both really good games.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 12, 2008, 02:23:22 AM
They aren't even in the same genre so calling one better than the other would be pretty dumb. They're both really good games.

Heh, true, was pretty tired posting that. I still need to rent and check both out, but now De blob slightly interests me more. Looks like my Wii just saved itself from being sold.

Also my friend let me borrow an N64 and a copy of Legend of Zelda OoT.
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Post by: Eggman on October 12, 2008, 06:03:03 PM
I still don't understand why anyone would sell a system unless a new system plays all of the old system's games (like the GC to Wii). You're guaranteed to find something fun to play and if you say you can't, you haven't looked very hard. Unless you bought a Jaguar or something. In which case, you're mentally retarded and no one can help you anyway.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 12, 2008, 06:50:34 PM
I would sell it because I'm a huge DMC and MGS fan, and I've yet to play either of those games, and I'm not really playing anything currently.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 12, 2008, 08:21:46 PM
I've always been a fan of backward compatibility. However, it usually costs more money, both for the company developing the system, and for the people buying it, since it either requires the development of an emulation system, or actually involves including the necessary hardware.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: 『フエハデ』 on October 12, 2008, 11:29:00 PM
Pata pata pata PON <3
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 12, 2008, 11:41:54 PM
I've always been a fan of backward compatibility. However, it usually costs more money, both for the company developing the system, and for the people buying it, since it either requires the development of an emulation system, or actually involves including the necessary hardware.

I'm huge into it. Hell, I wouldn't buy the PS3 that doesn't have PS2 backwards compatibility (my friend did without knowing it, I swear he has no concept of money). That's why I've been bummed about the 360. I've never owned an xbox and I can easily think of a few games I'd like to pick up, but I doubt they'd work.


Also what the fuck, Apparently I missed a bottle and a few other things in OoT (I see why this now enraged vlad), someone tell me I'll be able to go back in time at some point in the game...
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Post by: Eggman on October 13, 2008, 06:41:14 PM
There are really only 5 Xbox games worth playing and you'd be just fine without them. Really, the system didn't have a whole lot to care about. And at least two of the games worth playing were also on other systems. And one of the others received a redone version later on (speaking about KOTOR and Psychonauts in the first case and Ninja Gaiden in the second). Other than that, I can really only think of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath, which wasn't THAT great and the Otogi games, both of which are easily surpassed by other games now.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on October 15, 2008, 12:20:49 AM
I've always been a fan of backward compatibility. However, it usually costs more money, both for the company developing the system, and for the people buying it, since it either requires the development of an emulation system, or actually involves including the necessary hardware.

Couldn't have said it better myself.  I really wish that more people would understand that implementing backwards compatibility is NOT a simple, straightforward, or cheap solution.  I love how people like to bitch about the Xbox 360's backwards compatibility.  Considering how radically different the two systems are it's a pretty nice gesture for any backwards compatibility to be implemented, especially when it actually improves the presentation of the game a bit (renders it at a higher resolution and even does some texture swapping for Halo, I believe).

The thing that urks me is when backwards compatibility is thrown out the window for no reason.  The DSi comes to mind.  If the system were the same size as the DS Lite and included the GBA slot I might consider it.  As it stands now, Nintendo can get bent.  I'm not going to pay for a system that removes the ability to use DS GBA port accessories and takes poor quality pictures.  Considering Nintendo has been using the same technology in all of their systems there's no reason for them to drop backwards compatibility.  I can understand dropping the classic GameBoy line due to that requiring additional hardware but the DS is little more than an GBA with another processor and a touch screen.  It might not be so bad if the GBA weren't still a popular system (and with games like Guitar Hero: On Tour coming out that require the GBA slot for its custom controller!).
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Post by: annon on October 15, 2008, 01:10:30 AM
I read the DSi is also going to be region-locked. It has the SD slot, which potentially opens up homebrew, but you could get a Lite and a pack with an SD slot for cheaper than the DSi. Sure, it's not going to have a camera, but most people who want really portable cameras just get phones with them.

I also think it's funny that the DSi is going to be more expensive than the PSP slim currently is, which has all around better hardware.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 15, 2008, 01:47:15 AM
Also what the fuck, Apparently I missed a bottle and a few other things in OoT (I see why this now enraged vlad), someone tell me I'll be able to go back in time at some point in the game...

Never mind, I found it out. Also this game is a lot fun, definitely better then TP. I also can hardly see how Brave Fencer Musashi got weaker scores then OoT, I find each one easily on par with the other.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 15, 2008, 09:42:45 AM
I was always a huge fan of OoT :P Glad to see someone else giving it good reviews. As far as zelda games go, OoT was revolutionary, really, and shouldn't be taken as lightly as it has been.
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Post by: Spectere on October 15, 2008, 11:44:39 AM
I also think it's funny that the DSi is going to be more expensive than the PSP slim currently is, which has all around better hardware.

That's just pathetic.

The DSi is just under the GameBoy Micro on my worthlessness scale.  Seriously, Nintendo, you have enough goddamn money.  Get over yourselves.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on October 15, 2008, 01:57:23 PM
They could just use it to develop, y'know, games.
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Post by: Spectere on October 15, 2008, 02:10:26 PM
Thing is, they haven't been developing anything worth playing.  Nintendo even said something to the effect that they were focusing on the casual market rather than the people who've been consistently giving them money for 25 years.  It's foolish; after the novelty wears off Nintendo's going to start losing money because they alienated their truest fans.  Introducing an update to the DS that removes key functionality while adding fairly insignificant features (essentially breaking backwards and forwards compatibility within the same product line) isn't going to win anyone back.  That would be like if Sony allowed developers to use the extra memory in the PSP Slim for games; PSP Phat owners like myself would understandably be a bit peeved.

I think it's safe to say that the GameCube has more games that were worth playing than the Wii does and that system was very much an underdog.  I wound up selling most of my Wii games because they all suck.  The only reason I even still have a Wii is because I foolishly sold my GameCube.  If I would have hung onto my cute purple cube for a while I could have probably made money on my Wii because the casual gamers are all flocking to it so that they can play Wii Sports and create Miis for hours on end.

Seriously, I never thought I'd say this given the PS3's awful launch, but Sony has been doing a much better job at building up their gaming line than Nintendo has been.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on October 15, 2008, 02:42:04 PM
I looked more into the DSi. What's the point of adding in two .3 megapixel cameras? I mean, if they wanted to put the cameras adjacent to each other so they could calculate the distance of a given object and make the DSi into some super-spy device like in that movie whose name I can't remember, that admittedly would be pretty cool, but they're not. They're really wasting their time and resources with this. Aside from the cameras, they're not doing anything the homebrew community hasn't.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 15, 2008, 08:24:32 PM
Not to mention that they aren't doing anything that the homebrew couldn't have, either.

Connecting cameras probably isn't impossible for a homebrew project on one of the other incarnations of the DS.
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Post by: annon on October 15, 2008, 09:01:41 PM
Yeah, they could probably just use any webcam for it.

Anyways, I'm playing FF1: DoS version right now. I've always liked this version. I'm using an 8-bit-theater-based team this time through.
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Post by: Spectere on October 15, 2008, 11:00:27 PM
I looked more into the DSi. What's the point of adding in two .3 megapixel cameras?

My phone has two cameras.  One 2 megapixel camera for normal pictures and a VGA (0.3 megapixel) camera on the inside for video chat (which seems to have a more sensitive CCD given how much brighter and grainier the picture is).  As for the DSi, uh...if both cameras are VGA than what the hell.  Why does it need cameras in the first place?  It's a bloody portable system.  If any games actually use the cameras I'm going to have an aneurysm because camera games are quite possibly the worst thing to happen in the world of technology since EVER.  They hardly work and they're little more than stupid gimmicks.

Speaking of stupid gimmicks:

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Another new function, the DSi Sound audio player, is not meant to be an ordinary audio playback mechanism. We have designed it so that people can enjoy playing with sounds.

Some typical functions include the ability to change the pitch and the speed separately by using the Touch Screen.

Yeah, that's all well and good until kiddies get tired of it (I give it five minutes) and realize that their big brother's PSP will probably make a better portable music player in spite of its limitations.

Also, I can't help but rage at this:

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On the other hand, the DSi Camera software includes 11 types of special camera lenses. This means DSi can take pictures by utilizing a variety of special effects on a real-time basis. You can change the whole picture to black and white, colour the portions you touch or exchange the existing colour with a new one on the area you touch, make a composite picture using preinstalled frames or make the frames for yourselves, draw a variety of graffiti on the pictures, use the technology to recognize human faces and put glasses and moustaches on them, combine two people
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Post by: Eggman on October 16, 2008, 06:45:10 PM
Wow you guys really have not actually looked at the DSi very much.

The part of the DSi that is region-locked is the store. Not the actual DS games. You could still buy any DS game from Japan and play it just fine on the DSi. The DSi store, just like every game store on every system, is region-locked. And yeah, there's the SD slot for any sort of workaround you want anyway.

And honestly, no, the GBA really isn't a popular system still. The US has literally zero new GBA games now. Even Japan has next to none. And losing support for GH: On Tour really isn't a bad thing because the game's terrible. And seriously, if you really want to play GBA stuff, just keep your DS. And hey, just wait for someone to build a GBA emulator for the DSi and just load it on your SD card. Now you're enjoying your "missing capability" and totally "sticking it to the man" at the same time. Games that use the GBA slot for expansion are few and far between.

The DSi also is NOT more expensive than the PSP. The Japanese PSP Slim is, at its lowest, $209 (the new series PSP's are $250). The DSi is the equivalent of $189. This is perfectly in keeping with the DSLite's pricing as well. When it comes out here, the DSi is expected to retail for $150, which would be $30 more than our Lite.

Also, there are PSP games that DO use the extra memory of the Slim. There are also games that force overclocking the PSP to run better, which on the original PSP, affects battery life quite a bit.

I also have no response for talking about Nintendo as though they aren't making games to cover everyone. In their first YEAR, they had nearly every major franchise covered. Now, they're pushing out into older franchises that haven't seen updates in almost a decade, getting other development houses to help develop many games that originated on handheld stuff, but now as full-scale console releases and literally every single one of their games works exactly as it should. I say this a lot but if you actually sit there and tell me that nearly every game you've played on the Wii sucks, you are either really bad at picking games in general, you suck at the game, or you're lying. I own no less than 12 games for the Wii and I wouldn't trade in any of them and there are tons more still to come that I want. 2009 alone has more for the Wii than any system so far.

Nintendo did NOT ever say they were going to shift focus only onto the "casual" crowd. Ever. What was said, was that they would split their resources to develop for all forms of gamer, and they have done exactly that. Looking at their lineup, they've already provided games for literally every style of person, from babies and retards (Wii Music) to the ridiculously "hardcore" (Fire Emblem) and like I said, nearly every major franchise has been represented.

Seriously, what do people need from them? It's ridiculous. Everyone creamed themselves over the DSLite, which was nothing more than a light upgrade and a slimming. The DSi is the same thing but with even more (I have no clue as to what the cameras are actually for though...although being able to take a picture of something, quick draw all over it and then upload it onto some site through the DSi's built-in browser is really neat) and now people shit bricks in anger for....some reason? It's not like they're really charging you much more for the stuff you don't want. The JP version is the same price the DSLite debuted at and the US version's only $30 more, which is almost all represented in the bigger and nicer screen.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 16, 2008, 08:03:36 PM
Lots of good points there, though to be honest, I've always felt that Nintendo's games tended to feel more geared to casual gamers and such than many games on other platforms. But I think that's partly just my own bias. I've always felt that the majority of games that got much hype (there are exceptions, of course), were either geared towards casual gamers, or were generally less adult in nature than some of the games for other systems. Note that I'm referring to the games that receive more attention. This is why I was more of a fan of the playstation for quite some time, albeit that a number of the games for the playstation (less so in the PS2) were very cartoonish, or generally felt geared towards more casual games as well.

If I felt this way (regardless of how valid these views actually are), then I can say that there were probably quite a few people who felt this way as well, tome some degree at least.

I think that feeling is probably where the whole thing about Nintendo supposedly gearing more towards casual gamers comes from this feeling.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 16, 2008, 10:55:08 PM
There's the thing. People have created this idea of "hardcore" and "casual" all by themselves. It first started back during the Playstation era with the entire "kiddy" vs "mature" garbage and it's just turned into what it is now. Nintendo's NEVER changed who they make games for, which is everyone. That's why I've always respected them.

This whole "them" vs "us" mentality is just ridiculous. If you like games with a serious narrative, that's fine, but it doesn't make a company that doesn't focus solely on that not for you. People don't even know what "casual gaming" even means. There IS no meaning behind it. The game can't be casually-geared. The gamer is. You can be a casual gamer in "hardcore" games. You can be a "hardcore" gamer and absolutely love very simple "casual" games.


Gahhhh too much talking.

I'm playing the newly finished translation for Persona 2: Innocent Sin (which only took 10 YEARS to finish), waiting for Mother 3 to finish (this week!) and waiting for Dead Space to get here. I also keep trying to go to Toys R Us to snag some 2000 Point Wii Point Cards. They're $12 but everyone's sold out already. I really wanted Secret of Mana and the two Art Style games from WiiWare.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 16, 2008, 11:52:51 PM
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It's not hat the Wii isn't getting games, it's that most of the A+++ games are on other systems (the few A+++ games that there are).

Also, according to cave story speculation, King is Arthur (Toroko's brother) who experimented on the red flowers, transformed and then somehow overcame the effects of the flowers and came back with a drastically different appearance (Along with his somewhat red-ish eyes, and scars). Which would explain how he knew Toroko ate the flowers as soon as he saw her. Also, King Arthur's sword.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on October 17, 2008, 01:18:47 AM
And losing support for GH: On Tour really isn't a bad thing because the game's terrible.

That's a really bad reason to defend removing functionality...

And seriously, if you really want to play GBA stuff, just keep your DS.

Screw that.  I have enough Nintendo handhelps lying around because they keep limiting and restricting backwards compatibility in the most bizarre ways.  Nintendo constantly adds in features that they use just enough to make them either fun or must-haves for particular games (IR port on the GameBoy Color, the link port on the GBA, use of the GBA slot for DS accessories and Pok
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 17, 2008, 03:30:46 AM
Eggman, by your definition, I'm one of those guys who casually plays "hardcore" games.

The way I see it, when most people talk about casual gamers, they are referring to people who do not play "hardcore" games. They are talking about people who play stuff like Wii sports, and Nintendogs, and all those other simplistic all ages type games. Hardcore gamers are the people who actually play games beyond the current trendy popular games, and are more into games than the average "I want to kill an hour or two playing this mindless addictive game" type people.

In fact, I describe myself as at least a semi-hardcore gamer. Sure, I don't play on any of the next gen consoles. The newest consoles I own are the Gamecube and the PS2. However, I've always been fascinated with finding the rarer gems. The games that are really worth playing, rather than playing all the games that

But to be perfectly honest, I prefer my games to have a more adult presentation. Sure, the Paper Mario games are fun, and I don't have a problem with how cartoonish they are, but my personal preference goes to games that have a more adult presentation. Legend of Dragoon, most Final Fantasy games from FF7 on, Eternal Darkness, every new FPS, and the list goes on.

I will admit that I am primarily a RPG gamer, so that obviously biases my preferences. However, I simply find that too many games that I hear about for the Wii are cartoonish, and seem to be aimed at everyone (and by that, I mean kids under 12, since the "everyone" ESRB rating usually only applies to games that likely only appeal to kids in that age category.)

I will admit, I haven't had much of a chance to play a Wii, and the only game I have played is smash brother brawl (which I'm somewhat disappointed in, really. The slower pace bothers me. A lot.) However, many of the games that Nintendo seems to be releasing (and the general marketing style for the Wii in general) seems to be heavily catered to the "all ages" group, which generally ends up including young kids and families.

Bitch all you want about my personal ideas about how games are, or my personal biases. I realize a number of them are probably baseless, but except for the occasional gem (Katamari Damacy, Paper Mario, etc.) nearly all the games I actually enjoy have an adult style to them.

(Hell, I've quit playing Mabinogi, in favour of Atlantica Online because Atlantica is more adult (graphically), incorporates strategy into it's battle system, and is much less targeted at the virtual life aspect and more targeted at hardcore gamers.)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 18, 2008, 03:34:40 PM
Speaking of Mother 3, what would I need to play that?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 18, 2008, 03:37:11 PM
A GBA emulator, or anything capable of playing GBA roms, I'd guess.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on October 22, 2008, 09:45:56 PM
Friend let me borrow his copy of FFIV for DS.

I must say quite a fun game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 23, 2008, 12:09:33 AM
A GBA emulator, or anything capable of playing GBA roms, I'd guess.

Really? Don't you mean snes?
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Post by: annon on October 23, 2008, 01:05:17 AM
Mother 3 was on the GBA IIRC.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 23, 2008, 06:36:42 AM
I wiki'd it, lol. Yes, it was on the GBA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_3
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Post by: Leorina on October 23, 2008, 09:23:56 AM
Mother 3 was on the GBA IIRC.

Well they also have it for the SNES but it only came out in Japan...on another forum there is a link to the translation in which you still need the GBA emulator to work it so even if you have the one for SNES it'll only come out translated on the GBA so pretty much Hal Entertainment and Lucas and the rest of the gang in Mother 3 screwed us over.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 23, 2008, 04:07:55 PM
Can you show me some proof that it was on the SNES, because wikipedia says nothing at all about that.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 23, 2008, 04:20:47 PM
There is no SNES version. Someone faked an SNES cart to look like it at one point.

I am playing Dead Space. It is fantastic. It's like a mix of Resident Evil 4 and Bioshock I guess? Except you deal damage in lines or shapes and not just dots for bullets. Like the Line Gun, which just fires a wide horizontal line of death that chops off legs. Or the Pulse Rifle, which deals damage in a sort of triangular shape in rapid-fire. Or the Ripper, which I just got, which is basically a gravitational chainsaw. You fire it and it extends a saw blade and spins it in mid-air and you basically just swing around and it cuts through things.

The audio in the game is amazing. When you're actually in vacuum, there's next to no sound. You hear sort of a dull thud of your boots and your breathing, but enemies screaming make no sound. Shots do make a boom sound because you have to have some form of feedback that you're actually hitting something but it's really muffled like you're underwater.

So yeah, it's a super cool game.

Also, I've played the PS2 version of Guitar Hero World Tour. It is TERRIBLE. Do not bother with it. The 360/PS3 versions might be okay because it's actually by the regular team but GHWT PS2 was handled by another group and it is absolutely AWFUL. Graphically, it's worse than GH1. And the load times are atrocious.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 23, 2008, 04:59:08 PM
That makes me sad, I was hoping for another PS2 GH game that was actually worth playing :(
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 23, 2008, 05:23:54 PM
Alright then, I'll pick up a GBA emulator and a few games then.

Also Dead space does look awesome. Reminds me I really want to BUY it and mass effect along with Bioshock.

Ugh, being poor sucks...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: cristian989 on October 23, 2008, 05:25:51 PM
RED FACTION  8)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Leorina on October 23, 2008, 06:00:04 PM
Friday the 13th--NES.....jk

Zombies Ate My Neighbors--SNES...and SNES Emulator.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: LunarKeys on October 23, 2008, 09:00:08 PM
I took a break from retro gaming on my PSP and bought Lumines.

ADDICTION.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 23, 2008, 10:20:19 PM
I took a break from retro gaming on my PSP and bought Lumines.

Play Brave fencer musashi. DO IT.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on October 23, 2008, 11:17:04 PM
Play Brave fencer musashi. DO IT.
If I could affords it I would!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on October 25, 2008, 07:33:15 PM
I'm playing FF8 via emulator on my PC, but I'm cheating by using a turbo script for boosting.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 26, 2008, 02:47:59 AM
Wouldn't that not totally work due to some GF's actually having points during boost where you aren't supposed to hit the button? Also, don't level. Just card all the normal battles. Gain points for GF skills to get some refine abilities and just abuse those to get spells. Life Magic Refine from Siren should allow to refine Tents into Life, giving you something like 3000 HP at level 13 or whatever. I love that game for the many possible play styles you can use.
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Post by: annon on October 26, 2008, 03:59:30 AM
I mapped it to a certain key, so I just let the key go when I see the X flash. I really just use it for boss battles anyways, and use Enc-None to avoid random battles (I love how I get paid in intervals without having to battle). I also make sure to get Fish Fins at the beginning of the game (before I fight Ifrit) and Shiva's I-Magic RF, so I can get 20 Waters per fin and junction them to Squall's Atk and have him dealing 250+ damage before the first hour of gameplay. I love the game for its flexible battle system, too. This is like the 10th time I'm playing through it, and it's still fun.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 26, 2008, 04:35:25 AM
I never understood that game when I played it, and I absolutely hated the lack of a normal weapon system :/
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Post by: Spectere on October 26, 2008, 01:16:28 PM
Define "normal weapon system."

If you're referring to the weapon refinement system, the gathering aspect really isn't too bad compared to a lot of other games.  If you're referring to collecting magazines, yeah, I always thought that was a little annoying.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on October 26, 2008, 03:02:52 PM
The magazines kind of bothered me too, but since it's never really necessary to upgrade your weapon and you can buy all of the magazines once you get to Esthar, it kind of evens out. Still, it would've been better if they sold magazines at regular shops as the game went on instead of having us find them.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 26, 2008, 03:19:02 PM
By "normal weapon system" I meant games where you can actually buy your weapons, like pretty much every other FF made to date :/
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on October 26, 2008, 06:12:50 PM
I like that they changed things up, though. I think people who don't like 8 have reason to, but I like a lot of the things about the game that people didn't like. It's just my flavor of RPG.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 26, 2008, 07:00:48 PM
I could never get into it, because when I played it, I never understood most of it. Maybe now that I could actually understand how the systems work, I might not mind it.

That, and I've never liked the story (I don't know the whole one, but what I have heard just doesn't jump out at me as a very good plot, really.)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 27, 2008, 01:51:30 AM
Reading about the story and actually going through it are entirely different things. It's probably the most human plot in FF history, although I know so many kids these days hate any character with any sort of flaw.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 27, 2008, 03:20:39 AM
Well, I did play through part of it, but not that much, and I'm sorry, but I hated that opening stuff. As I said, maybe I'll be able to understand it enough to actually enjoy it now, but I'm not going to go out of my way to play it just yet.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: 淫蟲 on October 27, 2008, 03:24:16 PM
playin' Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Heroes, and Soul Caliber II, which I bought yesterday for $22 altogether.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 28, 2008, 12:59:50 AM
Do the Chao garden, it's the best part of the game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Milk Chan on October 28, 2008, 04:54:32 PM
Gran turismo 3. Never beat it, came close but lost the game and recently rebought it. All licenses with all B and A gold, 2 Endurance races completed (Super speedway and Seattle circuit...lack of B-Spec sucks :(), all Rally events completed, and all Beginner league completed with a whopping 100,000 credits left...luckily I have a race car (Corvette C5R from Seattle endurance) but i'm still really annoyed that I didn't win an F1 car from either endurance races in one shot.
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Post by: Leorina on October 28, 2008, 05:11:05 PM
Gran turismo 3. Never beat it, came close but lost the game and recently rebought it. All licenses with all B and A gold, 2 Endurance races completed (Super speedway and Seattle circuit...lack of B-Spec sucks :(), all Rally events completed, and all Beginner league completed with a whopping 100,000 credits left...luckily I have a race car (Corvette C5R from Seattle endurance) but i'm still really annoyed that I didn't win an F1 car from either endurance races in one shot.

The speedway one is the easiest to win one from...I have like 8 of them from there...also the corvette car is one of the better ones but it doesn't have great turning...only great on straightaways.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 29, 2008, 01:20:35 PM
Anyone want a Call of Duty: World at War beta code for either PC or 360? I have one of each.

Also, I finished Dead Space and it is excellent. A well-written, excellently-paced 11 hour adventure. I recommend playing on Hard because it means you'll have to be better at aiming and you have to scavenge more from enemies than just straight up buying stuff because you have to buy power nodes to continue to upgrade your equipment so you actually do enough damage (and take less damage) so that you can actually get through each area.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on November 03, 2008, 01:47:49 AM
So I got a game over shortly after the Ragnarok segment on disk 3 of FF8 (first one actually, fucking Ruby Dragon and its Breath attack that does 9999 damage to all 3 party members). The last time I had saved was after beating all 8 of the monsters on the Ragnarok but before the scene in the cockpit. I used my turbo boost script for dialogue (since you can use square to talk) and held the fast forward key in my emulator through that entire scene.

"Eyes On Me" doesn't sound too bad at double tempo.
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Post by: Eggman on November 03, 2008, 04:16:42 AM
That's because Faye Wong is amazing. Also, it should sound good like that. There's a Dancemania remix of it that's excellent.

I started playing Fallout 3 and I'm really realizing that western RPGs just really aren't for me. The story is boring, no one has any personality and battle consists almost entirely of "go into VATS, aim at head, fire fire fire, run away." The game just isn't very fun.
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Post by: Bobbias on November 03, 2008, 07:06:41 AM
That's because Faye Wong is amazing.

THIS X A MILLION


Seriously, even if I never end up enjoying that game, that song is amazing. There's also a version sung live at one of those concerts they like to put on by Angela Aki. That is a great rendition.
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Post by: Spectere on November 03, 2008, 11:07:11 AM
I started playing Fallout 3 and I'm really realizing that western RPGs just really aren't for me. The story is boring, no one has any personality and battle consists almost entirely of "go into VATS, aim at head, fire fire fire, run away." The game just isn't very fun.

I haven't seen much of Fallout 3, but from all counts I've heard that the original two are far superior.  Having played through a few hours of the first one, I found it to be quite good.  It plays more like an RTS than a post-apocalyptic Oblivion.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on November 03, 2008, 11:12:41 AM
Been playing TFC this past week...really fun multi-player game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on November 03, 2008, 09:47:28 PM
I've got a nice White Mage setup on Rinoa. She has the abilities Treatment, Recover, and Revive, which are like a Remedy, and X-potion, and Full-Life, just with no expense. I also have 100 Zombies on her St.Atk, so she can take down enemies by healing.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 03, 2008, 09:55:01 PM
So I've got a fairly beefy Necromancer in Diablo II. I've got 2 skeletons going along with a clay golem. Also got a sheild and a short sword, because I dislike ranged weapons (I have throwing knives, but that's as far as I've gone). Really, this game is retarded addicting for some reason.
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Post by: LunarKeys on November 05, 2008, 09:41:33 PM
Still going through retro games on PSP.

Finished an old score with Streets of Rage 2, finally defeating Mr. X on Hard. (A friend had the game a very long time ago, and we never could finish the seventh stage). Unfortunately, SoR3 is proving to be considerably more difficult. I am fumbling a great deal on the second and fourth bosses and keep losing on the fifth stage.

Also, Sonic Spinball is just like I remembered, except the fourth stage is still frustratingly difficult. Regardless, excellent game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on November 06, 2008, 08:51:28 AM
Just perfectly and legitimately backed up a copy of Street Fighter Alpha anthology for the ps2. yay
also did the same for burnout 3, since I traded that game in for some reason, and I was like 55% thru it and now I want to finish it :p
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 06, 2008, 04:14:02 PM
Good god, why are magic casters so god damned strong? I enter a room with 5 of them and I die about instantly.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on November 08, 2008, 01:03:38 AM
Little Big Planet, Fallout 3 and Far Cry 2 and Tales of Vesperia.

All really fun.

Fallout took me a little while to get used to, but I'm beginning to get the hang of everything. The only Action/RPGs I've ever played were System Shock 2 and Bioshock... Fallout is cool for its moral choices and such you can make. It would have been cool to give my guy a voice. I'll talk about it more when I play more.

Tales of Vesperia is awesome. Its my first Tales game, and I love it. The battle system is fun, and the main character, Yuri, actually has a good story and personality to back him up. The leveling system isn't bad, but its hard to get everyone to level up together. I guess I'll just have to shuffle up my party every so often.

Little Big Planet is a load of fun. Its cute, and looks beautiful. Not very much of a story, the main point I believe is just to get stuff to make levels. But the amount of objects and prizes surpasses even Brawl I think. Its huge. And man, Stephen Fry is a great narrator.

Far Cry 2 is pretty neat. I've kinda dropped it since I got Fallout/LPB, but its not bad. It takes a RIDICULOUS amount of time to get anywhere though, so if you want to travel, you better have a car. And you better drive off road, because if you stay on the roads, you WILL get shot at and you WILL be followed until somebody dies. But theres tons to do, and tons of way to do it, so it has a good pull to it.
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Post by: annon on November 08, 2008, 03:06:55 AM
Me playing Portal while drunk = Absolutely amazing.

Granted, I can't still do some of the advanced stuff like standing between 2 portals in a wall and moving around like that, but my aim is actually better and I'm faster at finishing levels for the most part.
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Post by: Bobbias on November 08, 2008, 12:18:02 PM
Haha, nice!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Leorina on November 08, 2008, 09:41:58 PM
Pokemon Diamond--At Floroma City right now and hoping I'm going to buy an Action Replay so I can cheat like shit.

Final Fantasy III--At the Sea Dragon that is a major bitch.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2--Very Beginning.
(yeah, not even Advance 2...but A2)

Spectrobes--Just past the intro mission.

Tekken 5--Kicking the crap out of everyone on Ultra Hard with perfects from:  Devil Jin, Jin, Kazuya, King, Heihachi, Kuma, Asuka, Raven
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 09, 2008, 02:37:42 AM
Tekken 5--Kicking the crap out of everyone on Ultra Hard with perfects from:  Devil Jin, Jin, Kazuya, King, Heihachi, Kuma, Asuka, Raven

Nice. I don't think I've EVER been good at a fighting game (Other then smash, if you can even count that). I remember loving Dark Stalkers, but I never learned any actual combos, just spammed the quick jabs when I was close and spammed the longer distance/jump kicks when they got far away.

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Post by: Bobbias on November 09, 2008, 04:40:36 AM
I got OK at Tekken 3, I believe it was, playing with friends in school way back.

I got pretty good with smash bros melee.

And for some reason I got damn good at the gamecube Bloody Roar game, whichever one that was.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 09, 2008, 04:07:18 PM
Oh yeah, and I'm starting to realize how overpowered the 50.cal sniper is in cod4. I can effectively rush on sabotage maps (I had the first 2 plants) with just a huge sniper and a USP. Really, if I see someone at a slight distance I can scope them and easily drop whoever in one shot, and if someone runs in close to me I can easily no scope them. The gun acts like a really big M14/M21.
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Post by: Eggman on November 09, 2008, 07:18:39 PM
Yeah, that's exactly how the sniper rifles are broken in CoD4 and it pisses me off. The Barrett kills in one shot in any limb. It's just stupid.

I'm currently playing Pure. It's a very very fun racing game that sadly I'll have to stop playing after I finish the World Tour mode because the people that play it online are complete morons and none of my friends play it and it doesn't have splitscreen, which is a very stupid mistake on their part.

I'm also thinking of going through Mario Galaxy again because it's still one of my favorite games and I haven't played as Luigi yet.

Next week, it'll be Mirror's Edge and then a week after that, Last Remnant is out and I'm all over that.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 09, 2008, 08:18:39 PM
Next week, it'll be Mirror's Edge

Tell me how that is, I might get it or Fallout 3. Also I'm probably picking up Left 4 dead, from what I hear you can use any map that uses the CS:S engine in it for left 4 dead games, and I know a LOT of big maps of campuses/other huge buildings that would be great for that.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 09, 2008, 09:45:43 PM
I was pretty bored by Fallout 3 in general so as of right now, I have a pretty heavy leaning toward Mirror's Edge. However, it's probably pretty short so yeah, hold off until I play through it. We'll see. I loved the demo a LOT though.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on November 10, 2008, 02:13:32 AM
I got Audiosurf after I saw that Steam was offering it for $2.49. It's pretty fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 10, 2008, 04:50:47 AM
Yeah, that's exactly how the sniper rifles are broken in CoD4 and it pisses me off. The Barrett kills in one shot in any limb. It's just stupid.

It's not that which bothers me, it's just that I can effectively move and no scope easily while sniping. Hell, at least CS had a huge loss in accuracy if you tried to move and snipe with an AWP. If I can rush with the biggest and the strongest sniper in on a sabotage map and still be in the top 3 of my team it means something is wrong.


I was pretty bored by Fallout 3 in general so as of right now, I have a pretty heavy leaning toward Mirror's Edge.

Yeah, I keep hearing VERY mixed things about VATS. I suppose I'll have to try it out myself to see if it's worth it, or just play it like a shooter. Mirrors edge looks good, but so much could go wrong with it that I hope it does well.

Also:
(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l94/mortifiedocalot/cod4mp-20081110-021431-1.png)

He didn't have the explosive perk, and I didn't even see the smoke from the grenade or the indicator when I died. Really, this HAS to be a hit box error or something, this game can be AMAZINGLY off for a modern game.
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Post by: Spectere on November 10, 2008, 04:56:54 AM
He didn't have the explosive perk, and I didn't even see the smoke from the grenade or the indicator when I died.

The grenade indicator has always been bugged in the CoD games that featured it.  Whenever I play CoD 2/4 in single player I regularly find myself suddenly dying and having the game explain the function of the grenade indicator only to have me shout "THERE WAS NO FUCKING INDICATOR ARGH" into my monitor as I contemplate having to redo fifteen minutes of gameplay due to a long-standing bug.  That, coupled with the enemy's uncanny grenade accuracy, makes the game quite a chore if you make the mistake of setting the difficulty above easy. :/

But enough about that, I've already whined about CoD4's single player element (http://www.spectere.net/blog/2008/09/call-of-duty-4-single-player-review/) enough.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Leorina on November 10, 2008, 09:34:44 AM
I got Audiosurf after I saw that Steam was offering it for $2.49. It's pretty fun.

I heard that it was an ok game but like most games that auto-generate things it is horrible and the only reason to play it is to listen to your favorite songs on a louder system.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on November 10, 2008, 03:12:10 PM
Audiosurf actually is a lot of fun, though.  It's not "horrible" like most autogenerating games (DANCE FACTORY LOL) are simply because it doesn't try to autogenerate patterns and such.  The people who run into it expecting an experience like DDR, Guitar Hero, or Beatmania will be disappointed by it, but people looking for a nice, relaxing way to kill a half hour will love it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 10, 2008, 04:12:48 PM
The grenade indicator has always been bugged in the CoD games that featured it. 

Its not that, I was completely out of its range and it STILL managed to kill me. Like how half the time I can't move any closer to someone and I still miss my knife attack, while the can turn quickly and knife the air and I die.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on November 10, 2008, 04:37:52 PM
Huh...I don't know about the former.  As far as the latter issue, I've always had more luck with the knives if I swing as I approach someone for whatever reason.  Their hit detection for it seems to be a little wonky.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on November 11, 2008, 01:29:47 AM
I got the mod Portal: Prelude, but I don't really like it. I like fast-paced puzzles, but not when everything in the room will kill you if you mess up slightly. I liked the Portal: TFV map pack because although the puzzles were more difficult than the official levels, they weren't as deadly. In Prelude, you get assaulted by turrets, ceilings that will crush you, and walls that will vaporize you. At the same time. By the 6th test chamber.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on November 11, 2008, 02:52:05 AM
I didn't like Prelude, either, for the exact same reason. :/

I'm waiting for Valve's version of Portal's prequel.  First off, it'll actually be canon.  Secondly, they definitely know how to make a good, balanced game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: LunarKeys on November 13, 2008, 02:07:06 PM
So, out of boredom, I downloaded probably the hardest game ever made. (http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/)

Let's see how this goes (playing on 'medium', the lowest difficulty level, because I'm a wuss. But hey, the game is unbelievably hard so who cares)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 13, 2008, 03:30:47 PM
So, out of boredom, I downloaded probably the hardest game ever made. (http://kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/)

Hah,as soon as you said hardest game I knew it was that. Really, I liked it, but I just couldn't progress any further.

Also played D2 untill 3 last night and got my blood golems. Shit is awesome.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on November 13, 2008, 05:24:08 PM
I've been trying the Left 4 Dead demo, and it's pretty fun. I hope I can get 3 friends to get it so we can play a campaign.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 13, 2008, 05:54:24 PM
So I just found a really nice piece of armor for my Necromancer and I sold my other 2 peices of armor and it maxed out my saved money. I'm only about level 20-ish and I have nothing to spend my money on, hot damn.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 13, 2008, 06:30:50 PM
I've been trying the Left 4 Dead demo, and it's pretty fun. I hope I can get 3 friends to get it so we can play a campaign.

I just can't seem to get into it. Like, even with 3 friends, I was sort of bored. There's really very little depth to the game and it's more of just a sort of scream for a few minutes and fire as fast as possible and then run on to the next scripted sequence of a mass of zombies. I really don't see how what I played in the demo could be carried out to a full game.


I'm getting pretty far along in my Final Fantasy 9 playthrough. Got my gold chocobo, found all the chocographs, got all of the items I can find. Pretty much a god at this point. Pretty sure I can just move on and be just fine for very nearly the rest of the game. Next up is Ipsen's Castle, which I think is getting towards the end of disc 3.

Mirror's Edge will show up in two days and so I'll start that then. After that, it's Last Remnant next week.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on November 16, 2008, 04:26:15 AM
So I found another way to do Test Chamber 09 in Portal.



I'm definitely not the first one to do it, but it was a nice find. What's funny is that even after getting past the door, GLaDOS won't stop talking about the chamber being impossible.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on November 17, 2008, 08:51:04 PM
Mirror's Edge.

Currently on chapter 6, IIRC.  Taking a five minute break because this one section is stupidly difficult.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 17, 2008, 11:03:40 PM
How is it so far?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on November 17, 2008, 11:47:07 PM
Having beat it, I'd probably give it around a 7.0 or 7.5 out of 10 (assuming 5.0 is the average).

The biggest problem with the game is that DICE made some parts a lot more annoying and frustrating than they really needed to be.  Their idea of raising the difficulty in later chapters is basically piling more enemies into the areas, which really doesn't work well with this kind of game.

Another problem is that the game is really bloody short.  I mean, seriously, 5-6 hours?  There is content in the game that'll keep you busy after you beat it, but...5-6 hours?  Come on.  If I weren't going for the Test of Faith achievement (not shooting enemies for the entire game), which would have made some parts near the end significantly easier, I could have probably cleared the game in 3-4 hours, first try.  That is way too short for a $60 game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 18, 2008, 01:35:10 AM
Hot damn, that's why I haven't really looked into Dead space yet.

Also is it just me, or are there a lot of easy to do but not obvious at all moments in Ocarina of time? I've already had one part in the fire temple were there was a door that looked JUST out of my reach, then when I finally jumped it Link teleported about a foot and made the jump. Then in the water temple I walked past the thing that lowers the water level about 5 times before even realizing it was there (I had to have a friend point it out, also you can jump up to the one that raises the water all the way, but it forces you down so you just glitch back and forth on the ledge). I didn't know that the well would have the lens of truth in it (I'll admit that this is my fault really, I should have checked it out earlier). and finally I hit the spirit temple, went inside, realized I had to be a kid to get anywhere, and then I teleported back and returned my sword only to be confused as to how the hell I was going to get back there as a kid. FIGURES you'd have to exit the temple just to get the song that lets you teleport back to it.

Really, it cannot be just me who is running into these massively annoying problems.

Also dodging seems to not work out like it should. Hal the time I try to jump backwards I end up jumping sideways and getting hit.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 18, 2008, 03:06:43 AM
I don't recall ever having any problems like that. Are you playing on emulator, or on real hardware?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 18, 2008, 03:14:42 AM
Real hardware. Also, it's an original copy of the game, before they took out the Muslim chanting in the fire temple.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 18, 2008, 04:03:36 AM
I'd probably give Mirror's Edge an 8.5. Aside from the last room and two other times, you never HAVE to fight, which is cool. All of the speed runs and time trials are super cool too and they strike me as being almost as addictive as Bionic Commando: Rearmed.

It'd get a high score simply because A. it's a totally new idea that B. controls near flawlessly and C. is just so damn fun. The price is annoying but eh, games have been getting shorter and shorter lately. You can definitely blame that on EA's idea of "planned trilogies" ugh. But this is why GameFly exists.

Also, Dead Space is 10-11 hours of action-packed fantastic. I'd probably have a lot of fun going for all of the achievements there.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on November 18, 2008, 04:19:44 AM
The price is annoying but eh, games have been getting shorter and shorter lately.

Yes, but when a game that sells for full retail price gives you about as much gameplay as Portal (which took me about 3 hours on my first run through, listening to all of the dialogue and figuring out all of the puzzles for my first time) -- a bargain bin title -- there's something wrong.  Remember, the only reason it took me as long as it did to beat the game was because I went for one of the harder achievements on my first run through.  My 5-6 hour estimation includes the occasional breaks that I took to either grab a drink or calm myself down after having to retry numerous times as well deaths.  Had I actually used weapons against the guards I could have beaten the game much faster.  I wouldn't have taken off for that harshly if the game sold for $40.  I don't think it's unreasonable to expect 8-10 hours of gameplay out of a $60 game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 18, 2008, 03:03:12 PM
Like I said, this is why we have GameFly. Also though, it really depends on the person. My friend Matt bought the game, went through the story in one sitting and is now just playing time trials over and over, going for the best times. When asked if the game was worth it, he just said "god yes" and went away from AIM and kept playing more time trials. So definitely it's a by person type of thing.

Speaking of GameFly though, they lowered the price on a TON of stuff recently and now Alone in the Dark for 360 is $5.99. I had a $5 off coupon. So now, after tax, I have the game on its way to me for $1.06. I'm pretty sure I could get enjoyment equal to that out of any game in existence.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on November 20, 2008, 01:37:29 AM
Painkiller. I remember trying to play it a while back, but it was running so fast it was near unplayable. I didn't think there was anything I could do aside from downgrading my hardware or Vboxing XP32, then I realized that I just needed to go into Process Explorer and set the game to only utilize one of my CPU's cores. Now it's running normally, and I'm having fun with it, but I wish it supported dual-core.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on November 20, 2008, 02:37:45 PM
then I realized that I just needed to go into Process Explorer and set the game to only utilize one of my CPU's cores.

If a game doesn't support multiple cores it won't use multiple cores.

The problem was most likely that the game sets up its timing based on the CPU clock.  Modern processors, even ones in desktop machines, are capable of having their clock speed set dynamically, usually based on load.  What winds up happening is that the game, when it starts up, might see a 2000MHz processor.  When the game finishes loading, the OS detects that the CPU is being used heavily, so it'll bumps the clock rate up to, say, 2500MHz.  This causes the game to run quite a bit faster.  Some systems, especially laptops, can have an even greater range.  My laptop can go from 800MHz all the way up to 1.73GHz, effectively doubling the speed of an affected game.

UT99 is another game that has this issue.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 20, 2008, 03:48:00 PM
Thanks for the warning, lol. I'm running a dual core laptop..

Also, is there any way to control the whole dynamic clock speed thing and force it to certain speeds or anything?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on November 20, 2008, 07:16:37 PM
Also, is there any way to control the whole dynamic clock speed thing and force it to certain speeds or anything?

Just set the "Always On" setting (or "High Performance" in Vista) in the Windows power management settings.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 21, 2008, 12:34:37 AM
I was hoping for more control in that, I've actually got a custom power setting as it is, and I believe my setting is 80-100% when plugged in.

Oh well, Guess it's going up to 100%-100%.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 22, 2008, 10:31:40 PM
Finally started playing Brawl online and I still enjoy it despite half the matches being lagtastic. I was playing as Sonic and a Kirby had my neutral B move (which is a homing attack) so me and this kirby keep hitting each other mid air for about 20 or so straight hits without touching the ground. Then on the last one we go off the top of the screen and hit each other and both of us die.

Also I was bored and watching some gameplay from Gears 2, and I noticed its bosses where nothing but the same attack pattern repeated 3 times over until they died. Really, does ANYONE like bosses like this? Even if you have to figure out which item will damage them where to use it it still seems like the most unimaginative way a boss fight can go down (lol Zelda). Every game known for its boss fights are basically nothing like this and it annoys me to no end how they still manage to put it into games. I swear they only do it because they can make the boss fight more cinematic and average gamer would remember that more then an actual boss fight that's challenging and fun, that and it seems overall easier to do then to actually program another AI to do several "complex" things.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 23, 2008, 03:48:26 PM
Well, I recently played Gears 2, and really enjoyed it. The bosses don't matter that much really.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 23, 2008, 04:43:59 PM
I just wish they did more bosses like General RAAM, who is basically one of the few good bosses in a shooter.

Also damn near the end on Zelda oot, which only took me several years. Really, It's been a long time since I've played a game all the way to the end.

Also, I've started playing Left 4 Dead. It's a ton of fun, but I need to find more people who like versus mode.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on November 27, 2008, 03:49:46 AM
I played Rock Band 2 with some friends all week. I made a character that looks and dresses pretty much exactly like me, then I made his guitar a red and black Stratocaster just like the one I keep in my room. I mostly played drums, though, unless we failed and I had to take over a hard guitar or bass part on the retry.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 29, 2008, 08:51:37 PM
Beat Oot yesterday. Overall the game was good, but it's far from the best zelda game. Now I need to devote a few hours for the end of MM9. Also Left 4 dead is amazing, can't wait to see some crazy custom maps.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 06, 2008, 11:32:04 PM
I'm replaying FF7... again. This time, I've been making use of the character namer more:

Cloud = Cloud
Barret = Mr. T
Tifa = Tits
Aeris = Aerith
Red XIII = Nanaki
Yuffie = Annoying
Cait Sith = Reeve
Cid = diC

I haven't encountered Vincent yet, so I haven't come up with his name. I probably won't do it till later because I hate the sidequest I have to go through to get him. I'm also going though the game with my party including Yuffie and Cait Sith simply because I've never really used them.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on December 07, 2008, 01:15:13 AM
I haven't encountered Vincent yet, so I haven't come up with his name.

Goth?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 07, 2008, 01:47:07 AM
Should name everyone Sephiroth.

Also the charm of COD4 is starting to fade for me. Really, the game is pretty damn shallow once you get to the meat of it, and the perk customization is meh with only a few perks being worth it. At least I got my mic working so I can organize my team better.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 07, 2008, 01:48:53 AM
Should name everyone Sephiroth.

I've already done that. I've also already named everyone PIE.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on December 07, 2008, 02:36:06 AM
PIE:
Yo, PIE you make quite an entrance.

PIE:
$%&^%~!! Why you gotta !@$# all up in here !@#!!!$$$$$$$$$

PIE:
#$%# there goes PIE's college fund. @#$@!

PIE received 6000 Gil.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 07, 2008, 02:57:58 AM
I wonder how PIE is doing...
I wonder how PIE is doing...
I wonder how PIE is doing...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 07, 2008, 03:51:16 AM
I've already done that. I've also already named everyone PIE.

Damn, how many times have you played threw the game? Also I loev coutur striek.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 07, 2008, 04:09:52 AM
Damn, how many times have you played threw the game?

I lost count around 8, though that's counting runs where I stopped at disk 3.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 07, 2008, 05:22:36 AM
Damn, I wish my disks were playable.. The joys of getting a game for way cheaper than retail at a pawnshop... (got it for $32 when it was still retailing for like, $80)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 07, 2008, 05:32:02 AM
Mine aren't playable in real-time, but I managed to rip the images and play them on an emulator perfectly.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Leorina on December 07, 2008, 08:55:22 AM
I bought mine about 5 years back new in florida and they are still in perfect condition...honestly I can't figure out how the hell people screw up their disks so badly.

Like, my FFVIII was bought used because there is no way in hell I can find a new one, and the disks were way too screwed up.  I've gotten to the end but only after i pretty much submerged disk 3 in rubbing alcohol and water to get it to play through the cut scene with the monsters going from the moon to earth.  But there were also sooooo many other parts that were skipping and freezing...this one just made me want to break it....and I've owned about 4 different copies of VIII and they all were screwed up to extremeness.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 07, 2008, 05:47:09 PM
I borrowed it from a girl 5 years ago who had obviously lent it out a lot, so the disks were already scratched pretty bad (but still playable) when I got it. She never wanted it back, though.

I have a used copy of 8 with some scratches that don't affect the game in any way I've seen, and a used copy of 9 in excellent condition. Of course, buying used PS1 games as popular as these is always a gamble, so I just got lucky twice.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on December 07, 2008, 06:49:50 PM
Didn't you guys play games when they were new? I didn't even have a PS1 until FF8 came out but with all of the re-re-re-releases of stuff over the PS1's life cycle, it couldn't have been that hard to find a cheap new copy.

Also, the best part of naming Red XIII "Nanaki" is that you get the line: Who's Nanaki? Nanaki is Nanaki!


Also also, I finished Last Remnant. It is one of the hardest RPGs ever made. It is basically Romancing Saga Tactics/4.

Also also also, I am currently playing Prince of Persia, which is fantastic. Like super fantastic. Probably finish it tonight and I started it last night.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 07, 2008, 07:03:53 PM
I didn't really get into video games until high school, and I was a freshman in 2004. Lots of things had happened by then.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Leorina on December 07, 2008, 10:28:57 PM
I didn't have a PS1 till after FF8 and by then FF8 was pretty much ruined disks for every used copy ever...I remember renting it from a blockbuster and not even being able to see the opening movie with rinoa and the fight scene where they get their scars.

I always had named my Red XIII "nanaki" because my friend told me that was the real name of it so I just figured hey what the heck...and yes that line is awesome to see.

I heard the Last Remnant was amazing!

Prince of Persia (new one) blows sands of time away...but when sands of time first came out it was the best out pretty much.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 07, 2008, 11:05:15 PM
I just love that Yuffie introduces herself by saying "I'm Annoying!"

Also, people tell me they always get Aeris for the dating scene, but I've never gotten anyone other than Tifa (except this one time when I followed a dating guide and got Barret).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on December 08, 2008, 12:06:04 AM
I always had named my Red XIII "nanaki" because my friend told me that was the real name of it so I just figured hey what the heck...

Heh, same here. 8)

Also, people tell me they always get Aeris for the dating scene, but I've never gotten anyone other than Tifa (except this one time when I followed a dating guide and got Barret).

I got Yuffie once without even trying. O.o
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 08, 2008, 01:15:39 AM
I borrowed it from a girl 5 years ago who had obviously lent it out a lot, so the disks were already scratched pretty bad (but still playable) when I got it. She never wanted it back, though.

I have a used copy of 8 with some scratches that don't affect the game in any way I've seen, and a used copy of 9 in excellent condition. Of course, buying used PS1 games as popular as these is always a gamble, so I just got lucky twice.

My third disk was scratched so bad once you got to the crater, you were screwed. I really need to emulate this game sometime.
Didn't you guys play games when they were new?

I mentioned that I got FF7 second hand, but that was when it was still VERY new (I got really lucky, and it was only a week or 2 after it came out).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 08, 2008, 01:41:23 AM
The great thing about having an emulator is that you don't need to find something to hold the O button while fighting JENOVA.LIFE, all it takes is a GlovePIE script that says "<whatever key you have mapped to circle> = True"

EDIT: Yuffie's actually a really useful character in battle. Cait Sith isn't too great for the most part, but he has a really nice limit break.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on December 08, 2008, 02:17:53 AM
The great thing about having an emulator is that you don't need to find something to hold the O button while fighting JENOVA.LIFE, all it takes is a GlovePIE script that says "<whatever key you have mapped to circle> = True"

Haven't you heard?  Rubber bands were invented to hold down buttons on controllers. ;)

And bah, emulation.  Damn kids have it lucky nowadays.  When I was your age I was using that horribly buggy Windows 95 port of FF7.  And I liked it!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 08, 2008, 02:30:51 AM
You didn't own a Playstation? What was wrong with you?

Also the melee in L4D is amazing. I just punched a hunter and a smoker off of a 40 story building with them not being able to really counter it (the hunter was already stunned and the smoker didn't have his tongue charged yet).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 08, 2008, 04:05:45 AM
And bah, emulation.  Damn kids have it lucky nowadays.  When I was your age I was using that horribly buggy Windows 95 port of FF7.  And I liked it!

I've actually played that port. I remember "This guy are sick" being changed, being able to type in players names, music that sounded like it was made in Noteworthy Composer, and random encounters not actually being random.

I'm at the part of the game where you have to climb the cliff, and I forgot about the hilariously nonsensical fights against the icicles (THEY FIGHT BACK WTF).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 08, 2008, 04:26:30 AM
I've actually played that port. I remember "This guy are sick" being changed, being able to type in players names, music that sounded like it was made in Noteworthy Composer, and random encounters not actually being random.

I'm at the part of the game where you have to climb the cliff, and I forgot about the hilariously nonsensical fights against the icicles (THEY FIGHT BACK WTF).

Haha, I think I tried pirating that port once. IIRC it was too buggy to work. Also, NWC was a good midi program in it's day, lol. I'm glad someone else actually remembers that program.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 08, 2008, 04:48:21 AM
Wow, I ran out of Phoenix Downs, but Cait Sith managed to beat the giant 2-headed fire/ice thing because he had the Aurora Armlet and a Fire Ring. Now he has to beat JENOVA.DEATH on his own, which is all fire. Lol @ the slightly broken parts of this game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on December 08, 2008, 02:40:35 PM
Bah, just learn Haste and Regen. Because of the rolling damage counter on Regen and because Haste actually affects the speed of Regen, you can't die because the damage counter goes up faster than it goes down.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 09, 2008, 09:29:10 PM
It's not like their is a thread for any of this....
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 09, 2008, 10:00:44 PM
We've also gone over situations like this before. Nobody but spectere has the capability of moving the posts to another thread, and nobody seems to wait to quote this thread in a new thread (or any other instance of one thread going into another's topic).

So unless you want to post a response to this and summarize all the previous posts in quotes or whatever, it'd be a good idea to either contribute to the argument, or to contribute to the original topic of this thread.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 10, 2008, 02:13:24 AM
DO YOU WANT TO TAKE THIS OUT SIDE?

Also the bots in L4D are generally dumb in versus mode. I had a Zoey run out side the safe room twice and die during a horde rush. I'm SO GLAD my team still won. (Funny, my team was doing bad near the end but we ended up having only 1 of them survive and they lost their survivor multiplier).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Leorina on December 10, 2008, 08:59:46 AM
Nobody but spectere has the capability of moving the posts to another thread.

Which stinks but I understand his contemplation over handing out power to people...although I'm not saying people on here can't be trusted with power to do this, I just understand why he doesn't:

1) maybe he feels there aren't enough people on here to give someone this power.
2) maybe he doesn't feel like moving this.
3) maybe he is thinking about it but hasn't come to a desicion yet

But back on topic for me...Final Fantasy IX, Tactics, III, Tactics Advance, and X....it's a lot to take in all at once but if you know where I am in each of the stories then it simplifies the complexity of playing multiple FF games at once:

IX) Just got out of the Evil Forest
T) At start up screen still...some reason the thing won't let me hit enter.
III) Beginning again training all of the available jobs to 99 then moving on
TA) Have a master Marche and 99 of everything so I'm just before the Cheeta mission.
X) Training on the Highroad and kicking the crap out of blitzball.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 10, 2008, 10:04:37 AM
Which stinks but I understand his contemplation over handing out power to people...although I'm not saying people on here can't be trusted with power to do this, I just understand why he doesn't:

1) maybe he feels there aren't enough people on here to give someone this power.
2) maybe he doesn't feel like moving this.
3) maybe he is thinking about it but hasn't come to a desicion yet

I think it's a combination of 1, and the fact that he doesn't seem to have much free time lately. I understand it too, but it can be a pain at times.

And to stay on topic, I've been playing Medieval 2: Total War and D2 a lot lately. Though admittedly I've been mostly just playing the Hell Unleashed mod for D2. I also just downloaded Worms Armageddon again :P
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 10, 2008, 03:44:19 PM
Oh, and I meant to post this sooner, but the "Nanaki is Nanaki. That's his name." line is exactly that, not "<name> is Nanaki. That's his name." I discovered that when I named all the characters PIE.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 10, 2008, 04:33:59 PM
At the moment, I'm playing Sonic the Hedgehog for the NES. An unlicensed port from the Genesis to the NES.

I've played that, it sucked.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 11, 2008, 05:50:50 AM
I started playing Pok
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Leorina on December 11, 2008, 09:15:03 AM
I started playing Pok
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 11, 2008, 01:29:05 PM
awesome....how did you get the japanese version??? internet probably but anyway, yeah, katakana, hiragana, and kanji....I understand hiragana very well but I know most games use katakana more so that really stinks if I ever get a game like that....The legendary you get in there is Giratina right?  It's really one of the more useful legends because its ghost/dragon.

Not so much any more. Most older games had space restrictions (SNES is a good example) and Kanji fonts take a LOT of space to store (well, you can cut it down by only including the necessary kanji in the game's font), not to mention more complex text encoding. And it's pointless to include both Hiragana and Katakana without kanji, really. I still don't know why they chose katakana more often. But since most gaming platforms don't have as much of a space restriction as they old systems, they can afford to spend the extra space by just including a default font (usually a font with all the sjis characters).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on December 11, 2008, 07:26:07 PM
K guys, here's a little bit of advise for the future: minor diversions that relate to the topic are fine.  I'll split them if they need to be split off (in this case, sure...it can be an interesting discussion).  So basically, the PSX discussion was fine until it suddenly became about the site.  Where did that even come from anyway?
/me be puzz'd.

Anyhoo, now for something related to the topic: I started a new game of FF12 yesterday (I'd only gotten an hour or two into it before and it's been a while since I'd played, so I figured I'd start from scratch) and proceeded to die within the first five minutes of gameplay (after watching about two days of constant FMVs) because of a random boss that they decide to use as the second enemy without warning the player that it was out of his league.  Thankfully, there is a way to skip FMVs.

I would have been completely fine with it had it been a tutorial on how to use magic (namely, cure, which I was in the middle of casting when the boss killed me with his long-range attack -- on his second hit on me, no less -- that I was apparently in range of despite being pretty far away from it).  Another way that they could have used the boss without frustrating the player is to have the other fighters help you up or revive you if you were unlucky enough to get knocked down (and possibly advising you to be careful with your targets) rather than giving you a game over screen and forcing you to start over with the lame movement tutorials.  Or, hell, it could be like the first boss in FF7.  You know, one that's actually possible to take out without much danger.  You don't throw a very powerful enemy in immediately after introducing the battle system.  I can't even begin to describe how idiotic the final implementation of that is.

I guess we'll see how the rest of the game goes. :|
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on December 11, 2008, 09:06:33 PM
You can lose the first battle in FF12?

I really wish we had gotten the International version of FF12. It had soooooo many improvements. Changed drop rates, what enemies drop what, a FAST FORWARD BUTTON for grinding, unique license boards depending on the job you pick for your characters, new enemies, new items, new everything. The whole thing was just better and rebalanced.

I started Persona 4. Super awesome game. I hope Atlus follows Square with Dragon Quest X and moves over to the Wii. They clearly don't have the money to take advantage of either the 360 or PS3 but the Wii's both cheap and still an improvement over the PS2 in every way.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 11, 2008, 09:52:10 PM
I'm playing Platinum's ROM. I decided to try it out to see if it's worth buying, and I'm still on the fence.

Although I can pronounce some of what I read (there's very little kanji, as expected of a game targeted at kids), it doesn't change that I can't understand any of it. Whenever I pick up an item, I have to sound out its name, look at where it was placed, look at the display icon, or all of the above before figuring out what it is. With moves, I have to look at the stats to see what it is based on type and attack power (I started with Chimchar and I'm going through without catching anything too unfamiliar).

I also started a game of FF4DS, but I probably won't play too much of it unless I figure out how to fix my DS's L and R buttons.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Leorina on December 11, 2008, 10:50:26 PM
Anyhoo, now for something related to the topic: I started a new game of FF12 yesterday

Yay, you're back...and screw yaizmat in all his fury...Hell Wyrm is actually really easy to beat.

You don't throw a very powerful enemy in immediately after introducing the battle system.

.....Final Fantasy.....Hard opening battle......FF2 (the real one).......Die!........oh well.  That's pretty much how it is in most cases, take for example Star Ocean III....first battle was ok-ish but after that you're screwed for the opening battles. More examples:

Kingdom Hearts (PS2): Darkside
Silver Surfer (NES): Any Stage
Metal Gear (NES): Punch a guy with a gun...oops dead
Kingdom Hearts II (PS2): Fight at Train Station (easy, but neverending until time runs out, or health below certain point)
And many more.



Also, I would really love to have a copy of the international FFX....why do they not just put this crap in the first mix like they should?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on December 11, 2008, 11:24:26 PM
You can lose the first battle in FF12?

I'm sure you technically could if you walked away for a few minutes.

I'm referring to the battle immediately after that, the boss that can do ~60 damage to you per hit.

I really wish we had gotten the International version of FF12. It had soooooo many improvements. Changed drop rates, what enemies drop what, a FAST FORWARD BUTTON for grinding, unique license boards depending on the job you pick for your characters, new enemies, new items, new everything. The whole thing was just better and rebalanced.

Yeah, I heard about that. :(

I take it the Japanese version doesn't have English subtitles or anything like that?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 11, 2008, 11:41:21 PM
Has anyone played the new Prince of persia game? I haven't heard much of anything about it and it seems like a nice change from the previous games.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on December 12, 2008, 12:34:31 AM
I take it the Japanese version doesn't have English subtitles or anything like that?

It actually has full english voice acting. The menus are all in Japanese though so uh...yeah have fun making gambits or understanding anything at all that's written.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 12, 2008, 01:29:06 AM
I really wish we had gotten the International version of FF12. It had soooooo many improvements. Changed drop rates, what enemies drop what, a FAST FORWARD BUTTON for grinding, unique license boards depending on the job you pick for your characters, new enemies, new items, new everything. The whole thing was just better and rebalanced.

Did it have the original Japanese speech in the FMVs etc.? The burner version I have is an Undub, the way I prefer to play my JRPGs, lol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 13, 2008, 05:08:13 AM
Oh god, punching people off of a building in No Mercy as a Tank is awesome. Makes having that smoker glitch his way to a cliff face that kills me completely worth it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on December 13, 2008, 09:58:39 AM
TAIKO NO TATSUJIN DII ESSU
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: cristian989 on December 15, 2008, 02:18:26 AM
I've been playing alot of Source Engine Based Games:  Team Fortress 2, HL2: Ep. 2, Portal, Zombie Panic (free mod)

I'm getting Oblivion once I'm done with grad school applications to kill alot of time.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 31, 2008, 05:32:36 PM
Alright then, I'm thoroughly enjoying FO3. I didn't think I would, considering I really couldn't give a shit over GTA or any other sandbox game, but this is really REALLY enjoyable. Yeah, the story seems tacked on but the overall game is awesome. I've just done side missions for the past 3 or so hours in game without even bothering to continue the main story.

Also TF2 is fun (not sure why spec haets it, but I've never played TF or TFC, so I don't know what they changed). I only have some minor problems with it, a lot of the classes seems fairly easy to learn, with a few being hard or just very niche and only useful in specific situations. That and it can seem to be grating after a match, like either side will make no progress for a half hour. Other then that, it's really enjoyable.

Also, how do I spy without failing?

Oh yeah, and Guilty Gear, GG is awesome.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on January 02, 2009, 02:04:20 PM
Also, how do I spy without failing?

One of my friends knows how, but I could never do it right. I usually go with sniper or demoman, depending of the stage.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 03, 2009, 02:56:49 PM
Okay then, portal and HL episode 1 done. Portal was awesome, despite all the crap humor I hear everyone spewing about it and HL2 episode 1 was amazing. Funny how portal is literally one of the most atmospheric games I've ever played.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on January 03, 2009, 04:24:04 PM
Heh, yeah, I liked Portal a lot better before everyone else played it.  If I hear someone say "THE CAKE IS A LIE" one more time I'm going to throttle them.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on January 03, 2009, 06:08:59 PM
I think it would've worked better as pie via rhymes. Either that or the cake is fake

:o

anyway. I love having IIDX at home, I'm playing through DJ Troopers now, it's pretty shveet.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Jupi on January 03, 2009, 06:48:15 PM
If I hear someone say "THE CAKE IS A LIE" one more time I'm going to throttle them.

Ugh.  There's one kid in my club at school that still says that at least three times a week.

I've just started throwing stuff at him.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 05, 2009, 08:19:16 PM
You should, you should. Also Half life episode 2 beaten. I didn't really like all the caves, but it was fucking great, even better then episode 1 which I didn't think they could do.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: cristian989 on January 05, 2009, 09:14:12 PM
You should, you should. Also Half life episode 2 beaten. I didn't really like all the caves, but it was fucking great, even better then episode 1 which I didn't think they could do.

Ahhh, I still need to finish HL2 Ep 2 :(
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 06, 2009, 04:35:03 AM
Warning, the ending is seriously one of the most tear inducing things I've seen in a game. I fucking KNEW what was going to happen and I still teared up a little in one eye when I saw it.

Also if you haven't gotten to the Stryder fight, do it. It's one of the best things I've played in an FPS.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on January 06, 2009, 10:11:08 AM
Yea I got stuck on the part where you defend the compound from the Stryders from all directions with the sticky bomb shit. Not so much as stuck but my PC won't run it very nicely and I had to sell my 360 for bill stuff so I can't play orange box on there either. D:
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on January 08, 2009, 02:40:07 AM
I got Chrono Trigger DS. I never played the original, so I won't know the difference. I got it because I have another week and a half before going back to college and I need something to do while my friends are at school, so I figured getting hooked on an RPG would do some good.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on January 08, 2009, 02:53:42 AM
I got Chrono Trigger DS. I never played the original, so I won't know the difference. I got it because I have another week and a half before going back to college and I need something to do while my friends are at school, so I figured getting hooked on an RPG would do some good.

From what I've seen, there really aren't many differences from the original anyway.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 08, 2009, 01:17:04 PM
Some slight script changes here and there, skills renamed. I think the game's a little harder now actually? It still becomes ridiculously easy near the end but that's when you have god equipment anyway so whatever. The only really new stuff comes after you beat the game the first time.

I am playing the Skate 2 demo while I wait for something to show up from GameFly. I don't know what game it is because I'm forcing myself to not look but I at least know it's a Wii game. I decided I hadn't used the Wii enough so I just went through GameFly's entire list of Wii games and added anything that looked even close to interesting and then shuffled the ranks around. So whatever I get, hopefully it's good.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on January 09, 2009, 03:04:20 PM
I found Prince of Persia: Sands of Time for Gamecube yesterday. I really like the platforming, but the combat is pretty frustrating. Then again, I usually find combat where I can't use ranged weapons frustrating. Whatever the case, I played it for about 3 straight hours last night. It's a lot of fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: LunarKeys on January 10, 2009, 02:57:05 PM
I'm playing LocoRoco right now.

I'm an amorphous blob eating rose-like objects to become a bigger amorphous blob so that I can pick up cute little parts to add to my Loco House. Also, black tentacle monsters want to eat me. My world is made of pastels and the only way I can transverse it is changing the landscape by tilting it up or down.

Is this what it's like to be high?

(the game is awesome, by the way)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 10, 2009, 03:13:08 PM
LocoRoco 1 and 2 are both in the PSP's top games easily. They're easy, but still have a lot of stuff to go back to find in each level and each of the LocoRocos plays slightly differently, gives you different music at certain points and they sing along with whatever the music is with their own voice. Break yourself up into tiny Rocos and just watch them sing along. It's mesmerizing.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 10, 2009, 05:08:20 PM
It's a lot of fun.

Yeah, my only complaint about it is it's unpolished (the combat can be iffy at times and the audio will always mess up when you go back in time) but it's still a rather awesome game. That's why I'm wondering if the new game is a better polished prince of persia game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 10, 2009, 06:22:18 PM
Combat in the new PoP is largely very easy. Regular fights can actually be preempted entirely if you get to the place they spawn fast enough and attack it. They just instantly die. Battle controls are very simple. Each button does a different type of attack and stringing them together in ways that make sense gives you many different combos (like, two regular attacks followed by grabbing with the claw to throw them up, then press acrobatic button to jump after them and then maybe follow with either more acrobatic or use magic attack to blast them back down). If you screw up too much, Elika saves you and the boss gains some life back (eventually they will gain very nearly all of their life back).

Combat is largely a non-focus in the new PoP. The major focus is just to enjoy the overall beauty of what you're doing and the atmosphere of the whole thing.

Also, don't let people fool you by saying that Elika saving you is stupid. It's the exact same idea as a checkpoint system except it A. gives you no loading screen and B. actually explains within the game world's ideas exactly how the main character actually evades death, rather than just saying OOPS TRY AGAIN. It's a wonderful idea.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on January 12, 2009, 12:03:37 AM
FFVII on epsxe on my laptop connected to my CRT monitor on the right side, and running my desktop seperately on my LCD on the left. Life is good. :D
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on January 12, 2009, 01:27:06 AM
I've always preferred pSX to epsxe.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on January 12, 2009, 03:22:12 AM
I've always preferred pSX to epsxe.

IIRC I've used both (I know I've used epsxe), and never really had issues with either.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on January 12, 2009, 08:53:23 PM
I started playing Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time yesterday, and I've already logged 9 hours. It's really fun. The controls took some getting used to, but now they feel pretty natural.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on January 12, 2009, 09:02:04 PM
So I just re-installed/updated TF2 on my PC here, because I've only otherwise played it on the 360 version of Orange box. Pretty fun, spent my time going between a Scout, Soldier, and mostly the demo man. I'm pretty good with the remote operated sticky bombs. At least on the map we were playing which was like a 4 stage [2 checkpoint] map in which you pushed a bomb in a mine cart to the other side of the map. I was on blue team, and we dominated every time, defense or offense. :d
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on January 19, 2009, 02:22:35 AM
I'm about 20 hours into my Japanese Pokemon Platinum rom. I just got the 7th badge. My current party is: Sceptile, Lv. 43; Typhlosion, Lv. 48; Marowak, Lv. 38; Dragonair, Lv. 39; plus a Staravia and Bibarel I keep to harbor 6 HM moves. I got the ones I use in battle as eggs from a friend at the beginning of the game. I've had to consult a guide at GameFAQs a couple of times when I didn't know where to go (the game has been changed pretty noticably since D/P, a lot more than Yellow, Crystal, or Emerald were from their respective generations. They even reordered a few of the gyms). I think it's pretty good, but I'm not sure if I'd buy it whenever the translation finishes.

EDIT: Wow there are a lot of opportunities to fight high-level trainers. There are trainers who go around Pokemon Centers that you can fight daily who have Pokemon in progressively increasing levels up to the mid-50's, there's a cafe you get access to after doing some sidequest where the trainers (gym leaders and people you've teamed up with) all have Pokemon in the 60's, and after getting the National Dex, I read the Elite Four is between levels 65 and 78 (though I haven't gotten past the third since getting the National Dex). Right now my team, consisting of the 4 I mentioned above, are all at level 70.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on February 06, 2009, 03:52:58 AM
DP for Fallout 3. I just got my house in Megaton. I'm liking this game so far.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 06, 2009, 04:28:16 AM
Once you get that start storing "unnecessary" weapons in the locker, then collect all the guns you can along with any ammo. Sometimes you'll come across a good and have about 500 shots for it because of constant ammo hunting.

Also when you get to DC, get into the historical museum and look for the Lincoln repeater.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 13, 2009, 03:40:23 AM
So all this jazz about EVE makes me want to try it. The whole player owned empires and massive space fights seems awesome yet I hear it's amazingly slow, don't you play it spec?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Skorpion9x on February 13, 2009, 04:57:04 AM
I recently got a PS3, and Fallout 3 with it. I haven't played it that much (fallout) because I ran into a few glitches which annoyed me. Especially the one last time I played, where I got stuck in a really small area between some shit in the subway, and couldn't get out at all. I ended up getting autosaved in it, so the only choice would be to start over again from Vault101. I haven't played since. I also got Resistance 2 which is pretty good, but I suck online lol. Waiting for Killzone 2.

Oh, has anyone played Deadly Creatures for the Wii? That game looks interesting, and got decent reviews. Unfortunately, it takes only about 10 hours or less to complete, and there isn't any multiplayer mode or anything :(.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on February 13, 2009, 03:31:21 PM
10 hours is pretty much standard for most action games these days I'm afraid. That's about how long Prince of Persia, Dead Space, and lots of other games have taken me.

I hopefully will get it from GameFly and I will hopefully update with what it's like. It looks cool though.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 13, 2009, 04:01:49 PM
I've had that glitch happen to me in FO3 a couple of times, you REALLY need to watch out where you jump around those railings. I'm sure their might be some way to glitch out of it or teleport, also you should save OFTEN.

Also what's the deal with the Wii, it's had nothing come out for a while and now Deadly Creatures, house of the dead and MadWorld come out.

Also how long is De Blob and Zack and Wiki, I might pick them up with a price drop.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on February 14, 2009, 01:44:50 AM
My Trackmania Nations Forever world rank moved up 200,000 places in 2 days. I should play less.

Also, I'm guessing you hadn't gotten to that point yet, but you could probably just use your PIP-Boy to go to a different area and then back.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on February 14, 2009, 05:42:28 AM
I've had that glitch happen to me in FO3 a couple of times, you REALLY need to watch out where you jump around those railings. I'm sure their might be some way to glitch out of it or teleport, also you should save OFTEN.

Also what's the deal with the Wii, it's had nothing come out for a while and now Deadly Creatures, house of the dead and MadWorld come out.

Also how long is De Blob and Zack and Wiki, I might pick them up with a price drop.

Zack & Wiki's been $20 for like 6 months now and it's worth $50 what's wrong with you.

Also, I don't know what you like but it's had plenty for me. Tales of Symphonia 2 was awesome, Wario Land was great, World of Goo is awesome, Sam & Max Season 1 is funny, and I continue to find games people have overlooked.

Do yourself a favor and get a gamefly subscription, stop looking at any form of gaming site for Wii stuff and just throw anything that looks cool in your queue. Don't even think about it. That's how I found out that One Piece Unlimited Adventure is awesome and a lengthy action-adventure game. That's how I learned how neat Endless Ocean can be. That's how I learned that Dokapon Kingdom is a very funny 4 player RPG (think Dragon Quest)/ board game (you spin a spinner to see how far you go) where you level, defeat boss monsters, take over towns and then try to outdo your friends, leading to amazing explosions of friendly anger. That's honestly how gamers should find games. Not with this preview/metacritic/hype bullshit.

Two of my most recently played 360 games are Last Remnant and Project Sylpheed. Both were reviewed poorly. Guess what? Both awesome.

And if you have gamefly, you don't have to care about game length. de Blob is of fair length though. 15 hours? Awesome game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Leorina on February 14, 2009, 09:31:06 AM
Recently I've had to clean up my room so all of my games are in order and all of them are in this cd binder holder.

Because of this I've started to go back to old games that I haven't played in a long time.  Among them are Warioworld--GCN, Digimon World 3--PSX (I really want world 2) Ape Escape--PSX.

First time I played MGS3's Snake vs. Monkey I was like, "OMG, it's Ape Escape!!!!!"  I love ape escape....sadly I only have the first one though.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 14, 2009, 12:21:40 PM
Yeah, I haven't rented anything in a while and I'm always cautious about buying games. That and I never really buy into hype, but hell if it wasn't for any sort of hype I'd probably never look at Zack and Wiki. That and I'm always broke so unless a game really catches my attention I probably won't be buying it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on February 14, 2009, 01:05:43 PM
Playing Eternal Sonata, FEAR 2, and will soon be getting Star Ocean on the 360.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on February 14, 2009, 10:37:26 PM
So all this jazz about EVE makes me want to try it. The whole player owned empires and massive space fights seems awesome yet I hear it's amazingly slow, don't you play it spec?

I used to play it.  And yeah, the progression is amazingly slow in that game.  Seriously, I spent several months in that game doing nothing but improving my mining to the point that I wasn't completely pathetic at it.  You have to be dedicated as hell to become even remotely close to rich in that game.

Also, the penalty for death can prove to be extremely severe.  It's bad enough to make you extremely weary about going out into the areas that are even remotely profitable.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 15, 2009, 09:56:41 PM
Yeah, despite the free time I have I doubt I'd be able to enjoy that.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on February 15, 2009, 11:26:40 PM
Indeed.

It's a really good, involved game despite that.  There's a ton of depth and a lot of thought put into it, not to mention a financial model that is probably as intricate as it is in the real world.  Also, being able to learn skills while you sleep is kind of nice (though the fact that you can only learn skills on a single character at a time is a wretched pain, and the reason that I only attempted to play using one style).  There just wasn't enough of a reward for sinking time into it in my opinion.

I've been thinking of giving it a go again, though.  We'll see how that goes.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 18, 2009, 02:57:45 AM
Ugh, now I'm in a dilemma. I'm thinking about either buying Dawn of War 2 or Madworld, and I don't exactly feel like busting my bank account to buy 2 games (sad, isn't it). Perhaps I should wait for a price drop, or I could just bust ass tearing these tree's out of my yard and see if I can't get any money from my old man.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on February 18, 2009, 06:36:48 AM
Just buy Mad World because it needs every sale it can get.


I'm playing Street Fighter 4. The GameStop I preordered it at got it in on Tuesday so I pretty much spent 7 hours on Tuesday unlocking everyone (except Seth because you have to beat the game with everyone else to get him and that's a lot of people) and got some online fighting time in. Loooots of really obviously new players. Almost everyone just picks Ryu or Ken though, which annoys the hell out of me. I'm sure Akuma will show up a lot more too. I pretty much just used Cammy the entire time because she's hot and awesome and next to none of the new people seem to understand that her spinning back knuckle can go through fireballs. And so can her super. And her ultra. And one of her EX specials. It's good to finally have a Cammy that can be on a competitive level.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 18, 2009, 06:42:35 PM
Just buy Mad World because it needs every sale it can get.

The same could be said of DoW 2, but I'm a huge sucker for beat em ups/action games.

Loooots of really obviously new players. Almost everyone just picks Ryu or Ken though, which annoys the hell out of me. I'm sure Akuma will show up a lot more too.

Hah, yeah that tends to happen with a lot of the "more complex" fighters. Hell, it's the reason I avoid Ky and Sol in GG, that and Faust is too much fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 19, 2009, 02:20:59 AM
Bamp, because I intend on buying Madworld, also I think I need to expand my taste game wise. I've hardly played any RPGs OR RTS games and I suppose I'm looking for recommendations. I already know to pick up Warcraft, Starcraft, Age of Empires, and Total war but I'm fairly lost when it comes to RPGs in general. I'm assuming the playstation and the SNES are good places to start then?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on March 19, 2009, 05:34:33 AM
I found a rom of Super Mario Land with my PSP's GB emulator, and I just played it through. It's short and really easy, even for me, but I think it was an alright game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 19, 2009, 04:45:32 PM
Bamp, because I intend on buying Madworld, also I think I need to expand my taste game wise. I've hardly played any RPGs OR RTS games and I suppose I'm looking for recommendations. I already know to pick up Warcraft, Starcraft, Age of Empires, and Total war but I'm fairly lost when it comes to RPGs in general. I'm assuming the playstation and the SNES are good places to start then?

Start with Earthbound, Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy 6 on the SNES to understand some of the major points in the genre (maybe Dragon Quest 4 DS as well to see the first story-based RPG as well as to get an understanding of how RPGs started out). Then move onto Final Fantasy 7 (more just to understand how it influenced the rest of the genre than anything), then try Final Fantasy Tactics (I would recommend the PSP version if at all possible as it's much MUCH better written), Xenogears, Star Ocean 2, Tales of Destiny, Grandia, Vagrant Story, Chrono Cross and honestly you could almost pick whatever you want from the PS1 era as long as it isn't Beyond the Beyond and you'll be all right.

When you hit PS2 stuff, if you don't somehow play Shadow Hearts: Covenant (you may want to play Shadow Hearts 1 first so as to get the full impact, though Covenant does a great job of using flashbacks), Digital Devil Saga, Xenosaga (you could just play 3 and read the encyclopedia that's in-game if you wanted but playing 1 and 2 would be better), Persona 3/4, and Final Fantasy XII (to see the evolution of the battle system), I will kill you. However, the PS2 has a TON of great RPGs as well so again, it's pretty hard to go wrong there.

You could seriously have something like a college course just on RPGs and how design changes, character ideas, usage of cliches, plots, writing, and all that have changed over the course of the genre and how certain games have impacted both the RPG genre itself and how they've impacted the rest of gaming.


Also, I played through and finished Star Ocean 4, which was great. Beat the first bonus dungeon and now I'm not really looking forward to the second one because it's ridiculous. I'm also playing MadWorld and it is unbelievably great. Motion controls work great and feel very satisfying, the story's pretty cool, the art style is fantastic, the soundtrack is amazing and it's just plain fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 19, 2009, 07:13:07 PM
Yeah, RPGs are a gigantic genre.

And if you want a fun, quick RPG with lots of sexual jukes, a light plot, and a slightly different battle system, try Ar Tonelico. Sure, it's not the greatest RPG ever made, but it's damn fun despite all the stuff that screams cheap production :P
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 20, 2009, 01:16:48 AM
I've played DDS2 already, and I thought it was damn good. I suppose I should download Bauldors gate and finish/do something in Diablo 2.

Oh yeah, and I just watched my friend beat resident evil 5, not much of a spoiler but I laughed my ass off when Chris started punching that boulder, really now WHAT was that.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on March 24, 2009, 03:36:18 AM
Mirror's Edge. I like it. I'm playing on Easy because I usually don't care too much for/suck at combat. I like the platforming sections, and it was a lot of fun once I got fully used to the controls.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 25, 2009, 03:46:59 AM
http://tigsource.com/articles/2009/03/24/gdc-09-fez-trailer-ii

Such a shame it's going to take FOR EVER to be released. Then again this game looks SO HARD to navigate.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on March 25, 2009, 11:27:04 PM
Beat story mode in Mirror's Edge, now I'm doing the races.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 25, 2009, 11:38:29 PM
Got my FOOK mod for fallout 3 working and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. It places a lot of odd weapons in game but I'm enjoying them, already found a rifle off of a black talon scout that looks like a scar, holds 50 bullets and does decent damage. My only complaint (I don't care if half of the weapons are out of place, as long as they're fun) is that they added ammunition types and it can get confusing. I have a rifle that's semi auto that uses the same ammo from the Uzi and this other SMG, which makes no sense really.

but yeah, it's a great mod. Also I'm probably going to download this soon, for the emperor.

http://www.fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=4651
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on March 26, 2009, 12:47:52 AM
http://www.fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=4651

Needs more WAUGH.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on March 28, 2009, 02:29:50 PM
Finished Mirrors Edge. It was alright.
Finished FEAR 2. So glad I played, lots of fun.
Finished Lost Odyssey. Didn't download the new dungeon, but the game was a lot of fun.

Almost finished Tales of Vesperia. I'm scared how bad my grade is gonna be... if its bad, I won't get any cool New Game+ extras.
Almost finished Skate 2. Kind of pointless game... really I'm just playing for a few more achievements now.

Started Little Big Planet. A long time ago. I haven't played it in ages...
Started Fallout 3. I say started because I'm only level 6, even though I've been at it for more than 15 hours.
Started GTA4. Actually its a re-start, I have it for the PS3... I don't know why I did that...
Started Star Ocean: The Last Hope. Mega fun. I haven't been this engrossed in a RPG for a long time. Gonna take my time and do my best to 100% in one go. (Like that will happen. 100% bosses requires you beat them 4 times each)
Started Street Fighter 4. Have 3 more to unlock. Gouken and Akuma are gonna suck... then its all about achievements. Maybe I'll play ya, NewF

Going to buy Metal Slug Anthology for the PS2 because our store got it in used. The shape its in... its like it was never opened. Awesome.
Going to by DJTroopers. Because I can, and I want it.

Its a good thing I get sweet discounts and can trade my games in. Otherwise I would be so poor.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on March 28, 2009, 07:42:43 PM
I just tried Trackmania DS. It was... bad. It's cool that you can use the DS's touch-screen for the level editor, and I like the idea of being able to play TM wherever, but there are two major problems I have with it. First, the resolution is so low that it's hard to look ahead at high speeds, which kind of make the game. Second, the DS doesn't have the hardware to handle a good 3D physics engine, so the engine used in TMDS is horribly broken. I've gone through the bottom of the level on a few occasions, and once, when landing on a platform, my rear wheels missed so my car was oriented vertically with the platform in the middle of it. Really, it's not a good game, and I'm disappointed because I really like the PC versions.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on March 29, 2009, 12:22:49 AM
Trackmania just doesn't seem like a game that would be too well suited for portables.  Just like with the Burnout series on PSP, the action in Trackmania is too fast for such a small, low-resolution screen.

Also, not having any good analog control (and the touchscreen definitely doesn't count) would kind of hurt it, I'd imagine.  I've done all of my Trackmania playing on an Xbox 360 control pad and as a result I'd probably jump off my roof if I had to switch to some sort of digital controller.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 29, 2009, 12:46:16 AM
Finished FEAR 2. So glad I played, lots of fun.

Really? I hear it was turned into a linear hallway shooter, which really turned me off to it considering how well the levels were made for the first game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on March 29, 2009, 02:21:38 AM
Also, not having any good analog control (and the touchscreen definitely doesn't count) would kind of hurt it, I'd imagine.  I've done all of my Trackmania playing on an Xbox 360 control pad and as a result I'd probably jump off my roof if I had to switch to some sort of digital controller.

I've never used analog control. Before I got my bluetooth dongle and started using my Wiimote (not the tilt sensors, just the buttons), I just used the keyboard. I'm so used to digital control I'd probably have trouble with B-level tracks on an analog controller.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 29, 2009, 04:06:47 PM
Finished Lost Odyssey. Didn't download the new dungeon, but the game was a lot of fun.

The extra dungeon gives you achievements just for running to the bottom of it and you can run away from every fight but the actual fights and the boss are extremely difficult and some of the enemies drop extremely nice items, like one that effectively gives you infinite MP and I believe one item that makes all spells take one turn to cast instead of like 4 for Divide, which you would need. I still haven't spent the time to beat the whole thing.

I finished Wild Arms XF the other day. Awesome game. Neat twists on SRPGs all over the place.

Decided to start up Wild Arms 3 again because I still know right where I am. The game came out in 2002. I'll finish it some day!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on March 30, 2009, 10:31:28 AM
Rented, played, and beat Resident Evil 5 with Armegeddon yesterday.  For the most part it was a very good game.  I had a few complaints about it, of course.  A common gripe seems to be that you can't walk/run and shoot at the same time.  I didn't really care about that so much, as it's pretty obvious that the characters take on a shooting stance when they do that.  I can also see it preventing a lot of friendly fire incidents as well as keeping it from turning into Gears of Evil.

The major weapon-related gripe that I have is the knife.  It's fucking useless.  If anything, you should be able to run and knife people, not hope that you wind up within range.  The two biggest problems with the knife are as follows:

1) Its effective range is extremely low.  In every single case you are in your enemy's melee range before they are in yours.
2) It pushes enemies back slightly.

Really, after chapter 1 the only thing we used our knives for was busting open crates and urns (though after a while that became less viable thanks to some urns having snakes in them).  It doesn't do enough damage to justify its staggering weaknesses.  Simply allowing the player to walk and use the knife would have made it a much more useful weapon.

The real deal-breaker for both of us was the final boss.  I absolutely hate being left with no clue and that boss did.  We couldn't tell if we were doing damage, how much longer we had to go, what to do, nothing.  We just kept dying and dying and dying (mostly because of the amount of damage, plus his ability to do combo attacks) before we finally got lucky and managed to kill him.  The second final boss stage wasn't as bad, just annoying above all else.  We were planning to get the game until we got to that stage, then we both came to the conclusion that neither one of us wanted to do that battle again.

The graphics are simply gorgeous.  I was very impressed with the skin textures in particular, both on the enemies and the players.  It's nice to see that games are starting to nail the intricate way that skin reflects light.  The levels were very detailed and, for the most part, the framerate held steady.  Even when it dropped it was hardly enough to have an impact on gameplay.

The controls were competent but not outstanding.  Some actions proved to be finicky, but for the most part they were responsive and easy to work with.

One thing that the game is sorely lacking is some sort of dodge button.  I don't even want to get into how many times I watched a projectile come toward me and was forced to just take an arrow to the face because there was no way to move aside fast enough.

I could probably say more, but I have to get some work done.  Ta! :)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 01, 2009, 01:48:07 AM
1) Its effective range is extremely low.  In every single case you are in your enemy's melee range before they are in yours.
2) It pushes enemies back slightly.

What? I'm fairly sure that only Chris's blade knocks people back, also they both stun any medium enemy with each slash and you can get off a good punch/kick on them or just force them against a wall and slash the hoe to death. That and it can't be more useless then the knife from the first RE game, you have to fight ONE zombie and he still could easily put you into the orange.

Also I'm LOVING Odd World: Exoddus, it basically improved on EVERYTHING the first game did and still kept what made the first game good. Not as hard as the first game, but it's still got a lot of challenge. That and it lets you posses more then just the sligs, which is the biggest improvement.

Also also, I HAVE to ask, is Madworld worth the money? I've been somewhat waiting for SC2 because I want a decently competitive RTS game, but I'd shell out the cash for this if it's worth it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on April 01, 2009, 03:27:59 AM
It's short (3 hours on my first playthrough) but is very replayable due to Hard Mode being very hard (you get one life per stage), going for high scores, screwing around, and the extra challenges each stage contains. The visual style is even better in-motion, the soundtrack is amazing, the voices are strong, the plot is surprisingly good and the controls work without a hitch. It also has multiplayer but I've yet to try it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 01, 2009, 03:49:54 AM
3 hours? Ugh, I'd rent it first but EVERY fucking rental place near me shut down, and you need to be a blockbuster member to rent there. I mean I like replaying games, but I've still yet to get past Bad Girl on hard in NMH, and that's only because I lost interest.  I suppose I won't be getting Empire total war tho, because according to spoony it has a ton of bugs and he didn't even complain that much during his FO3 review.

Funny, I get 50 bucks and I already have no idea what I want.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on April 01, 2009, 03:19:13 PM
How is being a "member" of blockbuster hard? when I went to the newly opened blockbuster by my place for the first time, they just asked if I had a card, and because I didn't, they got some info, phone number, etc. and made it on the spot. My signature is in pink pen, lol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 01, 2009, 03:31:17 PM
Meh, I probably should.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on April 01, 2009, 05:49:37 PM
What? I'm fairly sure that only Chris's blade knocks people back

Negatory.  I was playing as Sheva and I constantly had to break out of combat stance.

also they both stun any medium enemy with each slash and you can get off a good punch/kick on them or just force them against a wall and slash the hoe to death.

That's useful if you're fighting a single enemy.  That idea falls apart when you are surrounded.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Nekros on April 10, 2009, 12:15:52 PM
Playing Viking for the 360 again. Really good game for a hack and slash. Then again, it's about vikings and killing shit, how can you go wrong?

ps. they have mead (which is delicious)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on April 14, 2009, 03:00:01 AM
So it looks like the Source engine can't handle 1331 simultaneous explosions.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on April 24, 2009, 04:55:42 PM
is it me or is ninja gaiden 2 harder than ninja gaiden 1?

yeah, there's the regenerating health system, and save points which have a one time "full heal", but i see myself taking A LOT more damage than i recall in the first game.  that and blue orbs don't drop nearly as often.  enemies seem to be a lot more aggressive this time round.

and you figure after having two more iterations of the first game, they would have fixed the goddamn camera by now, but no.  i love the first game to death, but im sitting at level 3 right now, enjoying it, but id almost rather pop in the first game.  figure ill wait till i get the scythe, since from the demo, pretty fucking fun weapon to use.  more of a fan of the "HUEG SLOE" weapons in ng1, like the unlabored flawlessness, shit kicked ass.  also the lunar staff feels like the vigorian flails, with a little more range, kind of disappointing.

ahh well, i bought the game two months ago....figure id play it.  im playing on the "acolyte" difficulty by the way.  ng1 on hard was like "wait for an opening, strike....wait some more, strike again"  sure it's harder, but that doesn't make it more exciting.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on April 25, 2009, 02:49:56 AM
NG2's annoying because every enemy can attack from any range. The second you start a combo oops you eat a shuriken. Try to block? Oops a guy grabs you and explodes. Walk up a staircase? Get ambushed at the top by enemies that are impossible to see or react to. I got to the werewolf stage before I just got fed up.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on April 25, 2009, 09:14:02 AM
kind of feels like what's happening. 

i like spamming izuna drop (xyxxxy) and well, i find it hard to do when there's more than 3 enemies on screen, even then, i have to make sure both enemies attack combo finish roughly the time time.

still i guess double flying swallow makes up for it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 25, 2009, 04:38:47 PM
So I've finally picked up a USB controller and decided to get around to playstation emulation and I'm literally upset I hadn't of done this sooner. So far I've snagged MMX4, MM8 (currently doing a no boss weakness run), megaman legends 2 and Castelvania SotN.

I intend to getting like 20 more games, so this should keep me occupied. Also I'd like to learn how to play SF third strike, but it seems harder to pick up than GG to me.

Edit: Okay, so far I'm liking Makoto in SF3 third strike, she seems to have decent damage and good zoning.

Then move onto Final Fantasy 7 (more just to understand how it influenced the rest of the genre than anything), then try Final Fantasy Tactics (I would recommend the PSP version if at all possible as it's much MUCH better written), Xenogears, Star Ocean 2, Tales of Destiny, Grandia, Vagrant Story, Chrono Cross and honestly you could almost pick whatever you want from the PS1 era as long as it isn't Beyond the Beyond and you'll be all right.

I'll be sure to check these out after I run through what I have and RE one or two, Silent Hill Medievil 2 and possibly more (I really have a huge list I want to download, and all of the ROMs have several links per download so it takes a whole to download each game and I have to be at my computer for it). Also how is Breath of Fire 3? My sister was rather into it and I still have a strategy guide.

Also I have a bad habit of downloading games I've already played and beaten. I still own MML2 and I've been putting most of my time into it.

D-D-D-DOUBLE EDIT: Holy shitting FUCK. WHY would they make a boss room THAT far away from a save room in a CASTLEVANIA GAME? I generally love metroidvania games, but when you put a FUCKING BOSS between 2 rooms full of hard to navigate gears, annoying flying enemies that do decent damage and TONS AND TONS OF MEDUSA HEADS it's enough to literally make me want to quit the game all together. Oh, and to even reach that area I had to figure out how to use a power I just recived and I had to do some damn near perfect jumps the first time right or else it would mess me up and I'd have to go back several rooms just to reset everything.

The only reason I beat it was because I'm using save states, and I found armor that let me gain health from walking, so I walked in a corner for several minuets until my health was full and THEN I went for the boss. OH YEAH, and when I fought the boss I could easily trap him in a corner and swipe him with my sword until he died with NO effort.

Ugh, it was just so many flaws all at once that I'm literally stunned. Oh yeah, that and the fact that they in no way tell you how to use spells.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on April 26, 2009, 06:39:19 AM
Get Einhander :D Oh and of course Metal Gear Solid
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 26, 2009, 03:19:59 PM
I'm going to. In fact I have a huge list on PS one games to burn through.

Edit: I broke the game. I was playing Castlevania and I went to the shop to buy some shit, considering I had a decent amount of cash. I noticed I had enough to buy this armor that successfully gave me twice my current defense rating, so I dropped a considerable amount of cash for it. Now every time I get hit, even from a boss I JUST beat it does 1 damage and I have somewhere around 150ish health.

It's a DAMN good game, but it's riddled with flaws.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on April 28, 2009, 03:43:50 PM
I'm playing a lot of Sim City 4 lately, trying to get the technique down of making a successful city. :D
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on April 28, 2009, 04:14:38 PM
Been playing Demigod for a few minutes every day. Haven't tried playing online yet.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 28, 2009, 05:00:33 PM
Been playing Demigod for a few minutes every day. Haven't tried playing online yet.

How is it? Also I've never played Dota so I have no clue how those comparisons work.

Also I downloaded MediEvil 2 and Klonoa. MediEvil 2 is a LOT more spastic than I ever remember it being, I basiccly run around at full speed smashing my hammer trying to kill people without getting hit.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on April 28, 2009, 05:18:10 PM
posting to post

STREET

FIGHTER

4

i have like 50 hours logged on so far, and i still suck.  when im not raging at ken faggots im generally enjoying myself.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on April 28, 2009, 05:20:24 PM
It's pretty cool.

The basic idea is that you simply control your Demigod, killing the other team's minions and demigods, gaining gold and experience to upgrade your minion, buy items/equipment for them and buy upgrades for your team (stuff like giving the minions more armor, or strength, adding health/regen to your buildings, etc.)

I haven't tried going online yet, but it seems like a really fun multiplayer game. It seems to have a pretty limited singleplayer setup.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 28, 2009, 05:48:18 PM
Sounds like it would need some rather fancy micro management.

Also I'm not sure why, but the only games I seem to get angry at are realistic shooters. More so at CoD4 now a days, because odd hitboxes (if you duck under some things, you can easily hide 99% of your hitbox and player model while still being able to reliably shoot with an unblocked view) and the stupidly overpowered grenades, assault rifles and that fucking knife.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on April 28, 2009, 07:44:20 PM
Well, I haven't gotten online to see how other people play, but yeah, it probably does require some good micro, but you don't need to deal with some of the distracting things like managing buildings, or separate armies. You only control your demigod and occasionally summoned units (if your demigod can summon). And as for macro, you don't need to move your screen somewhere else to get a good picture of what's happening most of the time, because it has audio cues when your buildings get attacked, or a flag is taken, and the minimap gives you a good overall idea of where things are happening.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on April 29, 2009, 10:56:55 PM
chinatown wars should arrive on saturday, so i guess i can comment on that when it gets here.  i wouldn't have gotten it (well, eventually, but the shelf life for the average ds game is LOW)  till later, but after hearing how shitty it sold, i figure either get it now, or not get it later due to high cost (im fucking looking at you tetris ds.).

that, and ive heard tons of good things about it.  didn't much take kindly to gta2, but from watching this game, they added enough to it to make it look accessible to a gamer such as myself.

*edit*

i guess this is more relevant.

decided instead of replaying 8, or 9....id beat one i didn't beat before.

going for final fantasy x-2.  ive started this game on three seperate occasions, and couldn't seem to get past the 15-20 hour mark.  i think this time is different, due to mainly quitting trying to max out jobs (yeah....it isn't needed, but im obsessive compulsive sometimes).  then i discovered this.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/562386/27261

99ap per battle, and i don't have to do anything?  fuck yes.  i like the game, but like the ap thing put me off.  now i should be able to make it through (yes, even through all of the terrible cutscenes....though i DO like the opening theme song...)

can't really be too embarrassed, because i also like this song



yeah bitches

but uhh, the last time i tried, i was burned out on final fantasy.  like, i beat 7, 9, and 10 within two weeks of eachother.  attempted 12 again, failed, as well as x-2.  the summer following that (8 months or so later) i started and beat 5....but then i guess that burned me out on trying 6 (ff anthology). 

so yeah, im going to attempt 12 if i manage to finish this one.  only im not deleting my save and starting from the beginning again.  ill just relearn everything from where i was, it's not like i like the story or anything in that game(same goes with x-2...), everything is super bland, but i mean it doesn't detract from the "hey levelan, hey new abilities, hey new spells and shit" which i enjoy.  but uhh, started x-2 from scratch, not like it will take long to get back to where i was.

i have some kind of compulsion to beat all of the final fantasy games....im on the hook on trying 2 (i HATE the leveling system in that game) but if it's all i have left in the end, i may as well go for it.

so far im at...

1
5
7
8
9
10

tactics, though like, i don't mean spinoffs, and i don't like the gba tactics.  just felt like adding it.

and one last thing, i have my controller set up around a folded up pair of jeans and some socks, to make a level base for my tv remote to rest on the x button.  so like basically, with what i am doing right now.  get the fight setup to have one melee attacker.  i have white mage, dancer, and warrior.  white mage casts prayer (no mp cost, heals everybody a small amount), dancer casts darkness dance (no mp cost, darkness on enemy), and warrior casts sentinel (too lazy to look up what it does...its a self buff i know that).  then like walk away and come back when 20-30 minutes have elapsed (or when you know you are nearing 99ap gained...currently i don't have much being in chapter 1, but i figure ill get those 3 mostly done on each character before i move on)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 30, 2009, 08:51:06 PM
So I downloaded Twisted Metal 2 and Vigilante-8 2 and I must say, the difference between the two is vast. I'm also constantly getting my ass kicked in Einhander. I just can't play shoot em ups.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on April 30, 2009, 11:01:22 PM
bionic commando multiplayer demo is out

FUCKING GET IT ITS FUCKING AWESOME

and i got chinatown wars, it's pretty good thus far.

*edit*

yeah, coming from a guy who didn't like gta games before 3, i do enjoy chinatown wars.  haven't played much (like, i got to the drug dealing "tutorial mission") but im digging what it has to offer.  i mean, it's a grand theft auto game, with a top down view, yep, that's what it is, and i like it.  if you don't like gta 3...vice city...san andreas...4, you won't like this game.  if you did, you should enjoy it.

buy it while the price is reasonable, game didn't sell well so when the supply goes down, im going to assume the price will go up.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 04, 2009, 08:29:02 PM
Poast, but I've gotten Tomba 2 to work and I've downloaded several other games. I'm not sure how many I'll beat but so far I'm trying to get into Final Fantasy Tactics, Front Mission 3 (somewhat), Strider 2 if I can get it to work, Tomba 2, and the Misadventures of Tron Bonne.

Also someone mentioned to me that I should download Robopit and I shit a brick, I used to play the game constantly as a kid and I missed it bad. It's basically a fairly simple 3D robot fighting game but it has a TON of weapons and a ton of customization.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on May 04, 2009, 08:58:41 PM
Poast, but I've gotten Tomba 2 to work

PLAY IT PLAY IT PLAY IT PLAY IT PLAY IT PLAY IT PLAY IT PLAY IT PLAY IT PLAY IT
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on May 04, 2009, 11:45:29 PM
Wait, are you playing Front Mission 3 on PSP or on PSX? Because on PSP, I believe it has a major problem where the game crashes whenever you break a wanzer's legs. It'll freeze like 80% of the time.

Which is really confusing because the Japanese have it in their PSN Store and apparently it works just fine there even though it's just played via emulator just like any other ripped eboot. Brave Fencer Musashi's the same.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 05, 2009, 01:05:51 AM
I will after I beat some of the other games I have. Also speaking of which I beat Castlevania SotN. Damn good game, but it was rather short and can be rather easy if you buy the diamond armor.

I suppose it's time to get to work on Megaman Legends 2.

I just got the Crusher, which is supposedly the strongest weapon in the game.

Wait, are you playing Front Mission 3 on PSP or on PSX?

PSX. How is the game anyways?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on May 05, 2009, 01:18:09 AM
Did you beat SoTN or did you finish it? I remember it took quite a while to fill out the map for both castles, get all the drops (go double Rings of Varda and Crissaegrims) and get every ending.

Front Mission 3 is an amazing game. The plot is very deep and interesting and depending on a choice early on, gives you two completely different story paths. I still have my PSX save with 140 hours on it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on May 10, 2009, 07:35:41 PM
i should be working on final fantasy x-2....

but i got the fallout broken steel dlc, so basically gave me an excuse to play the game again and do missions i haven't done before.  higher level cap = more incentive to keep on truckin. 

then uhh, banjo-tooie.  i got banjo-kazooie a while back on xbla, and well, the port is awesome, and in my opinion, better than the n64 game, kind of had to pick this one up.  from what ive played thus far (100% the first level, just started the second) it's basically the same, a superb port of a fantastic n64 game.  kind of weird going into tooie, since i remembered kazooie a lot more.  it's almost as if im playing through the game for the first time all over again, since the last time i played this thing was back...sometime in 2001 (i recall getting it a few weeks after it came out, and i still have the cart). 

i remembered a few things about the game, but jesus, i wish i forgot games more often, it's nice going at this thing almost blind.  i could like...try more nuts and bolts after i beat this game, but from what ive played of it...im not a fan.  i mean, if i try, i could probably get into it, but im really not a big fan of the trial and error gameplay.  "enter mission, fail, figure out how to best beat the mission, use more trial and error making a machine to beat said mission...go into mission, beat it....do 100+ more times..."  i only bought the thing since im a big banjo fan, and it was $25.00, new.  i mean, the graphics are great, the cutscenes are surprisingly damn good, not to mention legitimately entertaining....i just wish i could say the same for the gameplay, maby a few more hours sunk into the game will change my mind.  but that, that is for another day.  also before i end this post, jollyjack (http://jollyjack.deviantart.com/) did the art for the title screen of klungo saves the world (an arcade game in the game that you can play)  found that interesting. 

anywho, both games still hold up to this day (for me anyway, been literally since i played tooie on the n64 since ive last visited the genre scratch that, i forgot about sunshine, an overlooked awesome game [friggin sm64 is a great game, but fuck, people act like it's the best of it's genre, though based on OPINION i guess my statement is void])
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 10, 2009, 08:32:28 PM
I only beat SotN, I'm not much of a 100% type of guy but I'll probably go back to it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on May 10, 2009, 09:13:26 PM
Super Mario Galaxy again. Love this game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on May 10, 2009, 11:04:50 PM
Almost finished Twilight Princess and also beating (once-again) RE:Remake for GC.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 12, 2009, 09:46:40 PM
I suppose I'll continue FM3. As of now I've been addicted to Metal Gear Solid. I've never played the original (played Twin Snakes, but that's fairly different) and I'm liking it a lot. It's a shame I never got onto the elevator during the demo. So far the Ocelot fight was somewhat hard and the tank fight was laughably easy, and I just noticed the game has some sort of weird RPG elements in it. When I win a boss fight I get to carry more gear and I get a bit more health.

Also Vlad was right, Tomba 2 is a lot of fun when you get used to it. Not even sure what the point of AP is, but I'm still having a shit ton of fun with the game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on May 13, 2009, 04:36:36 PM
I'm playin' through Cryostatsis now, I'm liking it so far. It's kind of slow and clunky, it reminds me of Penumbra in that aspect, but I like the combat (It's mostly melee, at least at this point in the game, I'm only a few hours in), using the fire axe is hideously satisfying. Plus the setting is pretty inventive.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on May 13, 2009, 06:15:46 PM
Also Vlad was right, Tomba 2 is a lot of fun when you get used to it. Not even sure what the point of AP is, but I'm still having a shit ton of fun with the game.

there are certain chests that require "x amount of ap" to open.  iirc (yeah..fucking forgot, beat the game a second time 9ish months ago) some/all of them are items you need for the golden tower (which either use a FAQ or figure out yourself, it gives you an item that basically breaks the game). 

anywho, go for the 100%, there ain't any other way to beat the game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on May 13, 2009, 06:40:32 PM
I'd be playing a lot more if I had a USB gamepad of some sort :/ I really wish I could wire up my own PS2 controller to USB converter.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on May 14, 2009, 02:50:14 AM
street fighter 2, street fighter 2...and...i guess im attempting to learn civilization 4, also going to check out revolutions for the 360(yay demo...and later FRIEND WHO OWNS GAME).  since it's only $30.00 i may get it later depending on what i think of it.

also fuck forced touch screen controls.  im on a VERY (ie i haven't played much more than an hour) early mission in chinatown wars, and like, the molotov cocktail mission, retarded.

you would think throwing a molotov would be easy, but no.  im left handed for pencil stuff (so the stylus is in my left hand) and like, i have to basically touch the touchscreen icon of a molotov...then flick it in the direction i want it to go.  when i do this, i can't move...why?  because my fucking hand is using the stylus, which until then, i have to keep in my mouth for quick access.

seriously rockstar?  i don't have three hands, don't build a game that requires three hands.

ANYWHO t hawk is pretty fun to play as in that sf2, and i found the best zangief player ive ever seen save for pony (the best super turbo zangief player).  when it was my turn to fight the man...(mind you, i was asking him to super in the party chat) DOUBLE SUPER (one for each round....because like, when you get supered by zangief or t hawk, YOU DIE) and bam, im out.  the kid has his timings down, and that motivates me to get better, since well my main is mister gief, and i can't exactly tic spd like a pro like he can (i mean, if you take a jab...you better do a reversal right there because you going to be upside down in the air spinning in 360's if you don't).  gotta keep on playing brah. 

$15 on that xbla, get it, and play me.

*edit for vidyo*



GIEF GIEF GIEF GIEF

&feature=channel

start the video at 4:42

JESUS HAWK WAY TO JUST WIN
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on May 14, 2009, 06:07:02 AM
Honestly, that second video pretty much ruined Turbo for me. That was completely retarded. Like, jesus CHRIST you just blockstunned into a piledriver do you even understand how retarded that is. He can piledriver from literally more than an entire character distance. He can reversal out of a throw and into a piledriver! And it doesn't help that Zangief's range on some of his normals looks to be about twice the distance his foot actually goes.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on May 14, 2009, 02:32:04 PM
i hope you aren't implying that gief is an easy character to use.  because umm, people barely pick him for a reason, he's not.

it's not like i can reversal throw whenever i want, or hell, even tic spd for the matter.  though i mean, yeah, people hate good gief players.  (as of which i am not)

(unless you play cammy in ST, because well...you have to be hella good to compete with her)

anywho, surprising you didn't mention hawk.  since he kind of did a REVERSAL SUPER.  and from the hawk v ryu in that video, he does a tic into super...and it looks like it has a bit more range than giefs super (which basically requires you to be kissing the opponent)

*edit*

fuck good dhalsim players
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 14, 2009, 05:23:23 PM
fuck good dhalsim players

Good ranged fighters are basically ass holes. I can see how someone might not like a grappler, because they have to pressure instead of hitting and moving like a striker, but a good ranged character will make it so you don't even have a chance to get near them and it can be absolutely rage inducing.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on May 14, 2009, 06:16:57 PM
i hope you aren't implying that gief is an easy character to use.  because umm, people barely pick him for a reason, he's not.

it's not like i can reversal throw whenever i want, or hell, even tic spd for the matter.  though i mean, yeah, people hate good gief players.  (as of which i am not)

(unless you play cammy in ST, because well...you have to be hella good to compete with her)

anywho, surprising you didn't mention hawk.  since he kind of did a REVERSAL SUPER.  and from the hawk v ryu in that video, he does a tic into super...and it looks like it has a bit more range than giefs super (which basically requires you to be kissing the opponent)

*edit*

fuck good dhalsim players

T. Hawk was just as retarded.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on May 14, 2009, 09:32:50 PM
Good ranged fighters are basically ass holes. I can see how someone might not like a grappler, because they have to pressure instead of hitting and moving like a striker, but a good ranged character will make it so you don't even have a chance to get near them and it can be absolutely rage inducing.

especially as a grappler.  it's like...if dhalsim makes no mistakes, i can't win, period.

AT THE SAME TIME, if i play perfectly (like i can do that) when i get up close to him, i basically win. 

but yeah, i only really play grapplers and charge characters.  my worst characters are all motion characters. 

and eggman, i would say something, but you play as cammy, so like every non cammy character gives her a hard time. 

also what rages me more than a good dhalsim, is any shoto.  LOL DRAGON PUNCH OUT OF ANYTHING
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on May 14, 2009, 11:04:49 PM
Cammy is the lowest tier character in Turbo if I remember right so yeah, I have a tough enough time playing people just normally, without being able to be spd'd after I throw out a cannon spike.

I've begun to do better in SF4 now that there's no pressure to win. Won 10 tournaments in CMode the other day. 4 of them in a row. Got halfway to G3-A.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on May 15, 2009, 01:43:05 AM
still like, i got my ass handed to me today several times by cammy.  it's not like the average gief (maby me, unless im subpar) can throw out the spd at the perfect time, every time, without fucking up the motion and jumping...to get punished for jumping.

but uhh, haven't played much of 4, may not play it too much till they release the thing like they have in hdremix.  you know, two people are fighting, while 2-4 people are watching, loser goes to the end of the line, next up gets to fight the winner.  really entertaining, especially when people have mics, even if im getting dominated, im having a good time.  and really, having a good time with a few bros while playing the fightan is how i get most of my enjoyment out of the game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: cristian989 on May 16, 2009, 01:27:34 AM
Been playing TF2 still, soo much fun :).

Also, Tomb Raider Anniversary (PC).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 16, 2009, 03:18:57 AM
Add me on steam dewd.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on May 18, 2009, 08:10:48 PM
civilization 4 was as addicting as i have heard.  also naming cities into funny names is good.  me and a friend are doing a hotseat 2v1 computer (our first game...trying to learn this complex motherfucker) and like out of fucking nowhere, like 8 hours flew by. 

his capital city is called bob ross, mine is prince albert.  also also because we are awesomely immature, the best town name on the map currently is DYKE FIGHT, i can't seem to stop laughing at that name.  also we have towns connected to the ocean called "marco" and "polo".

anyway like, feels good to get both of our civilizations connected by roads, and me converting all of his people to confucianism (gives happieness, his capital needed some).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: cristian989 on May 19, 2009, 06:39:06 PM
Add me on steam dewd.

I tried searching for you but coudln't find you :(  Link to your steam community page maybe?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 20, 2009, 12:09:24 AM
Try searching for Crunkman5000 (I'm a master of shit names).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on May 20, 2009, 03:19:20 AM
There's a reason I love this name so much. It's completely unique. I've never tried signing up for something and had to chose a new name.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 20, 2009, 03:51:50 AM
I'm thinking of using Mr.Doc.Alot, but I already have EVERYTHING I do under my current name.

Also I got my ePSXe to work and it looks like it will fix the glitches PSX couldn't. Hopefully Tomba 2 and Parasite Eve 2 are playable now.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: cristian989 on May 20, 2009, 03:52:05 AM
Try searching for Crunkman5000 (I'm a master of shit names).

added :)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on May 21, 2009, 05:03:54 AM
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/3833/incangenocide.png)

decided to play a single player game of civ4 rather than do co op hotspot games for once.  settler difficulty, of course, as im fucking new, and this game is fucking complex.

having a good time, started out peaceful (i intend to be peaceful, for the most part, not a fan of KILL EVERYTHING OLOL, every game does that, it's boring), open boarders and whatnot, but this incan guy, i hated him.  spain wanted me to cancel the open boarders thing i had with him, and since spain was out of my hair, and incans was in my hair, i did that, and one uped it by going to war as well.  i got the americans to join me in the war...but they didn't as much throw one single unit at them as my macemen and musketmen went to town. 

tldr, incans had land i wanted, i took it.  on the minimap you see theres some teal that is seperate from the other teal, that spot was basically where the incans used to be.  MWAHAHAHAHAhahaaaaaaasfasfasf  well we will see where the game goes.  being my first game, i may go against my original intentions and kill everybody, but with this new land, i shouldn't feel too cramped anymore.  basically before i had my two main cities on the left there, with a smaller city to the south with ocean access....kind of connected by roads but not completely by culture (actually the incans blocked susa from the other two on the top right) since i was greedy and wanted both silver nodes so they couldn't get them.

*edit*

im going to war with people at 1950.  reason, id rather start using some of these cool units i built (BATTLESHIPS BITCH) before the game ends (2050) so if i win by a time victory (which will happen if i don't win by other means) at least i have fucked around with some of the stuff i got.  as you see, fission is up there.  that allows me to research the manhatten project....meaning nukes.  wonder if i can get them up and running in 150 years, if not, ohh well, i should have tanks up and running soon. 

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/276/persiansruletheworld.png) (http://img268.imageshack.us/my.php?image=persiansruletheworld.png)
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/persiansruletheworld.png/1/w0.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img268/persiansruletheworld.png/1/)

and the upper left towns used to be romes....but flipped over because my culture kicked ass and basically those towns revolted against rome and became mine.  which is pretty fucking sweet, no war required to take some towns for yourself.

anywho, ill resume the game after i get home from work tomorrow.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on May 22, 2009, 06:53:33 PM
Anybody who wants someone to play with on XBLA should add me. I'm always looking for people to play with. My Gamertag is simply Kraezymann.

I am going to warn you now, I am horrible at pretty much everything I play. So if your looking for some easy wins, just add me ;)

As for what I'm playing, my current library is (in no particular order):

So, ya'll have to add me to Live. I want to get my ass beaten by someone different for a change.

PS add me
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on May 22, 2009, 10:22:20 PM
looks like i should win some street fighter 4 matches for once

adding

tried doing war on an alt save...wasn't as satasfying on this current game, so i went back to before i started the war, and ended the game differently.  hauled ass and did the space race victory.  game ended at the year 1981, me creating the internet and whatnot before people are even driving tanks.

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/3744/vladwins.png)

the game took me 10 hours and 23 minutes to complete, and it added me to the hall of fame, which i guess shows you your victories you have had, which is a neat feature.  excuse the fuck huge images, i just can't seem to like linking them, even when my resolution is probably bigger than the monitor some of you guys use (22 inch).

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Nekros on May 23, 2009, 09:28:36 AM
yeah, your screen is definitely bigger than mine, by more than double :P my screen is only 10.1" widescreen, bloody netbooks.

also, bought UT3 and Bioshock for the 360 ($29.83 canadian each), currently alternating between the 2
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on May 23, 2009, 04:10:34 PM
Bioshock is amazing. You will enjoy it, I'm sure. I actually just re-picked it up to play it through again to get some achievements.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on May 30, 2009, 06:38:43 AM
Bioshock scared the piss out of me at certain points when i first tried to play thru it, cause I didn't know what the hell the game was gonna be about. I still had no idea till this one scene, you'll understand what I mean. BRIX WILL BE SHAT.


When you see it, you'll shit brix.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on May 31, 2009, 07:29:24 PM
so i 100% on banjo kazooie, got the two secret eggs and key.  apparently there's a thing in tooie to hatch those eggs (and the secret eggs you find in tooie...which im not that far yet), hatched one and it gave me a banjo tooie gamerpic, hatched the other and it gave me a banjo kazooie theme for my dashboard, pretty kickass.  been meaning to replace my mass effect N7 gamerpic.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 17, 2009, 03:23:21 AM
I'm in some predicament. I want to play a lot of current gen games, hell games in general, but I'm flat broke and have a super slow connection and every time I have the time to play a game I seem to jump onto TF2/Street fighter/Guilty gear. I'll probably force myself to finish MGS and Mega Man Legends 2 and then hopefully I'll figure out a way to boost my connection/steal a connection.

Also yeah, MGS for the playstation was way harder then the gamecube remake. God damned Hind D fight took me like 5 tries because I wasted ALL my rations in the staircase.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on June 17, 2009, 04:17:34 AM
i guess WoW, and street fighter 2 hdremix.

fuckin was playing against a godly t hawk player, and well, my zangief can't compete with him, so i played dee jay.  he plays a good zangief as well, and i felt awesome when i managed to beat his gief with my dj (im not so good against gief with dj).  but fuck, it's embarrassing when he picks cammy and beats me 3 to 1.  i mean, cammy is like the dan of sf2.

but uhh i should work on my dee jay game more, he's a damn fun character to play, and well, you never have instances where "the opponent is running away, and he's good at it, you basically can't catch him the entire round and barely as much hit him" which are part of the reason why i question having zangief as my main, i love him, but im not good enough to keep him as a main...unless i can get tic throws down...like that will happen.

*edit*

yeah dude, dee jay is my new sf2 main.  he's just too damn fun to play, gief will be my alt main.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 22, 2009, 02:55:03 AM
I really wanted to play Castelvania Aria of Sorrow so I downloaded a GBA emulator and now I feel a bit overwhelmed at the games I should get. Really, I have no idea why I stopped hand held gaming, I guess I just stopped gaming in public and I never go on vacations with the folks.

Oh yeah, and I'm working on my gaming motivation. So far I'm at the final boss on Mega Man legends 2 and I'm right on the ass end of Metal gear solid. Also holy SHIT the final moss of MML2 is a lot harder then I remember it being. On it's second form it has a lazer that does something over half of my health and I have the best armor in the game. Maybe I should use a different secondary gun, because I need to be at a standstill to use the one I currently have and you get few opportunities to do so. Also playing this reminded at how much of a disappointment the final boss in Ocarina of Time was.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 22, 2009, 10:51:02 PM
Okay, beat Metal Gear Solid this morning. The game was surprisingly harder then the twin snakes at the end, mostly because the missiles REX fires are damn near impossible to dodge unless you have chaff up.

Oh, and I want some recommendable Gameboy advanced games. So far I have Castlevania Aria of sorrow and Harmony of Dissonance, Boktai 2, Mega Man and Bass, and Yoshi's Island. Also I'm at a loss as how to get solar power for Boktai 2.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Skorpion9x on June 23, 2009, 12:01:15 PM
I got Infamous for PS3 the other day. Really fun game. Yesterday, I completed the story mode at Infamous karma. With my suspension from WoW, I'll have plenty of time to play through again and complete it at Heroic karma, and on hard difficulty to get that trophy too. I wonder how much differently the story will play out.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on June 23, 2009, 06:51:45 PM
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-patch-dawn-of-war/51862

showing off the new patch in DoWII

i played the beta, and while it is fun, it further reminded me that i suck at rts games.  still, buying the game is always on my mind every time i get to the store.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on June 27, 2009, 07:31:48 AM
Okay, beat Metal Gear Solid this morning. The game was surprisingly harder then the twin snakes at the end, mostly because the missiles REX fires are damn near impossible to dodge unless you have chaff up.

Oh, and I want some recommendable Gameboy advanced games. So far I have Castlevania Aria of sorrow and Harmony of Dissonance, Boktai 2, Mega Man and Bass, and Yoshi's Island. Also I'm at a loss as how to get solar power for Boktai 2.

Ninja Five-O, Racing Gears Advance, Zelda: Minish Cap, Mother 3 (get the fan translation and play this ASAP seriously one of the best games in recent years), Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Metroid Zero Mission, Drill Dozer, Golden Sun 1 and 2, Scurge: Hive (it's like Metroid with an isometric view), Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis (this might really test your patience as it's very difficult), Wario Land 4, Advance Wars, any Kirby game, lots and lots of others.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 27, 2009, 12:14:00 PM
I just got Mother 3 and I'm already stuck on this pair of rockin' ghosts as Duster. Also are the Fire Emblem games or the advanced wars games any good?

Also Jesus Christ, Mother 3's opening is amazingly depressing.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on June 27, 2009, 12:23:13 PM
I've been meaning to play Mother 3. Earthbound was absolutely amazing.

Also, I've played both Advance Wars and Fire Emblem games, and yes, they are quite good.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on June 27, 2009, 04:14:13 PM
The GBA Fire Emblems might be better than the others actually. They have more branching paths for advanced classes and the animation is amazing.

Mother 3 is something that, at its core, is very simple. It has two overall lessons (which I won't talk about for fear of spoiling things), and they're presented in such a way that it's both comical and unbelievably tragic. It's real storytelling.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 27, 2009, 05:15:58 PM
Mother 3 is REALLY starting to piss me off. I'm only at the part were you play as Duster alone in the castle, but the enemies are fucking brutal as far as the choir ghost goes. I have something like 120 health and one of his good hits does something like 50 damage, and I only have 2 pieces of beef jerky and a few weaker healing items (all under 60 HP regen). I thought Digital Devil Saga was supposed to be a hard RPG (or maybe that was just Nocturne), but this is just "LOL BETTER NOT GET HIT FAGGOT".

Also what's the deal with the health items? You use them, then die, and they don't come back.

Disregard all of that, I just realized you could stack the scary mask and tickle stick effects.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on June 28, 2009, 05:23:30 AM
Are you using the combo system correctly? Because if not (or if you're just playing emulator and it doesn't work correctly), you're missing out on like half of your damage.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 28, 2009, 02:22:53 PM
Are you using the combo system correctly? Because if not (or if you're just playing emulator and it doesn't work correctly), you're missing out on like half of your damage.

I can't get it working consistently no. Hell, I'm lucky if I get a 2 hit combo.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on June 28, 2009, 10:41:29 PM
holy shit, STHD's e honda is so fun to use.

jab headbutt through fireballs gets around that problem, and well, goddamn.

fought a zangief, and well, imo, zangief is fucked in this matchup.  as a gief player, and after destroying some giefs with honda...

but uhh, headbutt -> butt stomp -> OCHIO THROW is fucking awesome  if only the ochio throw was the same command as in this game, maby id use him in 4.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: NewF on June 29, 2009, 10:56:57 AM
Prototype = FUCKING WIN! Games amazing. 'Nuff said.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 29, 2009, 06:39:42 PM
I heard it's a bit easy and repetitive, but it looks like a step in the right direction as far as sand box games go. Plus how can you resist drop kicking a helicopter down.

Also the fight against Death in Castlevania Aria of sorrow is fucking HARD. I'm tempted to burn through all my health items, but I really don't want to. Guess it's time to GRIND.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on June 29, 2009, 08:11:52 PM
Prototype is only repetitive if you're really dumb and complain about having a bajillion different powers, but you only use Blade. It's all on the player. There are SO MANY ways to kill things in that game, it's ridiculous. It's also not what I'd call "a bit easy." It's pretty much right where it should be on difficulty.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 29, 2009, 08:51:58 PM
I figured something like that would come into play, but how are the combo's per weapon?

Also disregard what I said about death, I bought a few potions from the shop and used them to just plow through his final part. His soul power is amazing, it really helped me destroy the next guy (Legion).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on June 29, 2009, 11:29:54 PM
It's not really about combos per weapon. It's more about linking the powers together to do stuff. Say, turning on Musclemass to pick up a car and then charge throw to whip it at a charging hunter and then turning to Blade and jumping into the air to come crashing down and cut it in half. All of the powers have fairly rudimentary combos, which could be why it would get repetitive for dumb people if they just try to button mash to the win.

A good example of a cool thing you can do is pick up a truck, throw it at a military base, the base then attacks you, you absorb the nearby rocket launcher guy, gain his rocket launcher and then use it to shoot out the APC's coming at you. Then a helicopter team shows up so you run up the side of a building, switch to Whipfist and then leap off the building and use long range grab to pull yourself to the helicopter, take it over and then rain missiles down on everything in the area. If you get knocked out of the sky, you jump out, target say, the tank that shot the helicopter, switch to the Gauntlet-type ability (can't remember, you just get huge arm things) and do a goddamn ELBOW DROP from 20 stories up.

It's a lot like Assassin's Creed like that actually. People complained hurrrr it's repetitive, but it's only repetitive if you yourself CHOOSE to do everything and CHOOSE to only do counters during fights. There are plenty of options available at all times.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: NewF on June 30, 2009, 09:59:27 AM
the Gauntlet-type ability (can't remember, you just get huge arm things) and do a goddamn ELBOW DROP from 20 stories up.

Hammerfist. Yeah, one of my favorites, cause its powerful and its got a great aoe effect.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 30, 2009, 02:48:11 PM
Good to know, I'll definitely try to check it out.


Also I just beat Castlevania Aria of Sorrow, damn good game. The final boss was a push over, but it was still fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on June 30, 2009, 09:07:54 PM
I just got Prototype<3. AMAZING game. I've only completed like 2 missions and I'm loving it.

I finished Red Faction Guerrilla too. Also amazing. LOTS OF BLOWING SHIT UP.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 01, 2009, 02:45:47 AM
looking at blazblue, and looking at tager.

interesting, he seems to be like a mix of scorpion, and zangief.  and his super move or whatever basically hurts a lot(as it fucking should, big slow dudes need DA POWA).  going to have to see if the video place 'round ere has it for a rent.  won't bother though till my TOURNAMENT EDITION FIGHT STICK comes in, shipped yesterday, so yeah, CANT WAIT BITCHES!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 01, 2009, 03:14:51 AM
won't bother though till my TOURNAMENT EDITION FIGHT STICK comes in, shipped yesterday, so yeah, CANT WAIT BITCHES!

Nice stuff.

Also, I played a few round of the game today, and I must say it's definitely not just a new Guilty Gear game. It feels a lot harder to move quickly, but it's definitely possible. Also that gray hair and the giant sword seems rather awesome. His special button is a counter throw type deal, so you could easily deal with anyone who got past his slow defenses. The one thing that bothers me is that there's only 3 attack buttons, but they still seem to have a lot of moves with them.

Also I was completely bummed because I thought it would take forever for me to even touch this game, and then I end up doing so on release day.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 01, 2009, 03:22:57 AM
yeah, i read about the 3 button thing, it's going to take a while to get used to that since really the only 2d fightans ive played (i say that as in like played played, like against other people, for hours and hours.  i have cvs on the ps1 and well, frankly, i can't play 2d fighters without a stick) are the street fightans, 6 button games.

but uhh, this video.



it's like tager gets his ass kicked, then hes all "GET OVER HERE" and the opponent dies.  i like that, a lot.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on July 01, 2009, 04:22:42 PM


Speaking of Tager and Hakumen. Mike Z's Tager is how everyone should learn Tager.

I use Arakune, which is crazy because I never use characters that weird. I've done fairly well though. I'm around even on win/loss
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 01, 2009, 06:55:09 PM
it's like tager gets his ass kicked, then hes all "GET OVER HERE" and the opponent dies.  i like that, a lot.

Yeah, he seems a bit more complicated then what I've seen. Really, when he gets stuck in a blocked combo string he seems so useless. Either way, it's going to take a while to see where he fits in on a tier list (yeah I know, tiers are for tards).

I use Arakune, which is crazy because I never use characters that weird. I've done fairly well though. I'm around even on win/loss

He seems rather awkward, so good luck with that. Definitely not a pick up and play character.

Oh yeah, and GORILLA FATE IS TURNING, REBEL ONE, ACT-CHUNG.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 01, 2009, 09:11:16 PM
arakune looks like a mashup of dhalsim and twelve

also monster hunter freedom unite is fucking awesome

playing with a friend of mine, he's heavy bowgun, i'm lance, we own low level shit up nigga!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on July 03, 2009, 01:39:40 AM
Arakune's...a bit different from that. He can play very defensively but cursing people sets up a TON of combos and he's extremely fast on aerial approach with a massive mixup game.

I'm 36-23 overall so far so I'm pretty happy. Rank 20. I've beaten a few level 30's but I still lose to super scrubby Jins that just do Ride the Icening and his rapid slash attack and that makes me sad. It's like those two attacks move faster than nearly everything and have Sagat-like priority.

As for tiers, Tager is currently low with Hakumen and Carl (Carl's lowest I think) but even with a super favorable matchup (Arakune vs Tager for example), one mistake can still cost you half of your life. If an Arakune gets Tager in the corner it's over though. He's too big and slow to get out of the corner trap.

I really wish there was an easy way to post replays online or something, like the game having its own youtube type thing like Skate does. I have a few really good matches I'd love to show people (one being a strong example of setting up the corner trap in an actual match, which leads to a double perfect and another with some cool air combos and defensive play).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 03, 2009, 03:32:29 AM
Arakune's...a bit different from that. He can play very defensively but cursing people sets up a TON of combos and he's extremely fast on aerial approach with a massive mixup game.

I'm 36-23 overall so far so I'm pretty happy. Rank 20. I've beaten a few level 30's but I still lose to super scrubby Jins that just do Ride the Icening and his rapid slash attack and that makes me sad. It's like those two attacks move faster than nearly everything and have Sagat-like priority.

heh, that's still impressive. Really, I hate fighting games now. I never beat a game that has a story and I never get good at fighting games, it makes me sad.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 03, 2009, 04:12:07 AM
finding people around your skill level and playing them a lot = fun

so i got my TE stick and i decided to play some championship mode because well, the only game place around here WALMART doesn't carry blazblue.

i got excited at first, but it ended up turning to the standard roster of matches.

fuerte
gen
gen
vega

im pretty pumped, fighting people i barely ever see untill

akuma
akuma
akuma
akuma
ryu

i guess ill call it a day

also, if you set down the controller, people tend to instead of kill you quick, spam taunt or do nothing until you do.  so if you are in a match you do not feel like fighting (like ANOTHER FUCKING AKUMA QUIT RUNNING AWAY FAGOT GOD YOU ARE ANNOYING TO FIGHT) dash towards them, most of them will attack you just for that.  some people get smart and continue to do nothing, so throwing them over and over kind of forces them to kill you.

the TE stick however, is badass, and while it's taking me some getting used to (you know, like the only other stick ive used was the fighting stick ex2) im really enjoying the feel of the buttons/stick.  thing's built like a tank, and feels very well made.  also it has a cord storage thing in it so if you are taking it over somewhere, you can just tuck the usb cord inside the stick itself so it isn't in the way during transport.  which the door for that has a notch for the cord to go through while it's in use, small things but very nice to have.

*edit*

i got blazblue at the gamestop in the next town.

thus far.

what the fuck is going on?  why are people breaking my throws?  juggling can suck my ass. 

this is from single player arcade, and i thought i was compitent at these games, i can't even beat v13 with tager(OOLOLOLOL AKUMA FROM SF4 BUT WITH 10x MORE CRAP TO THROW AT YOU OLOOLL).  most of the time it seems shit comes out randomly, like my 360 throw, it says use A or B, but i can somehow execute it with C as well.

please explain this game, thus far it just seems like a random mishmash of crap on the screen with no coherence to what buttons i push whatsoever.

maby tager is a bad choice, it shouldn't, because i consider myself pretty competent with grapplers, but apparently not.

*edit*

ill just play him later till i have the basics of the game down, i mean, the fucker if he has full meter can literally kill anybody in two attacks.  take zangief's sf2 super, only you can fucking drag people to you if they are charged.  and you can do it fucking twice since it only uses half meter, the fuck mang, that's awesome.

but i guess it's just different games.  this game feels faster and requires more physical skill than street fighter...but at the same time when you get the moves down i reckon it simplifies quite a bit.  can't say till i get better though.

*Eddddddddddt*

i guess no character is simple to learn unfortunately.  maby ill just play boobie lady till i learn how to 360 throw people into doom.

*ed*

WAIiiiiiiiirrrrrrttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

there aren't any charge characters in this game....THE FUCK MAN I AM ONLY GOOD WITH CHARGE CHARACTERSSsssssssssssssgodamanitttitittt
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 04, 2009, 09:06:38 PM
Downloaded and played Neotokyo, and I must say it's a bag of fun.


You have three classes, a heavy guy with the most health, no invisibility, a heat visor, and a 50 caliber revolver as a side arm. The medium guy has a motion detecting visor, a short invisibility cloak with a painfully long charge time, can run, but uses a gauge that depletes. The lightest is the most mobile and has a rather large leap it can do while running to cover a lot of ground, but can only be used twice before you need to wait for it to recharge, he can also run without getting tried. He has the best invisibility, which can recharge rather quickly. He only has night vision, which is definitely the weakest vision in the game.

Also with the invisibility, you are VERY hard to see while standing still, but show up a bit more while running. Also you can shoot with it up, so sitting still and using a silencer when you sneak up on an enemy is grand.

Also some guns have an alternate fire, like the pump shotgun being able to load a single slug round.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 05, 2009, 09:01:45 PM
blazblue literally made my break my glasses out of pure rage

im now wearing my old perscription of several years ago

fuck this game

seriously, the amount of skill just to get the basics down is absurd.  and how the fuck am i supposed to do all of this crazy air dash buisness?  do i have to go eagle claw on my stick?  because my thumb in no way or form can go as fast as this game requires.

how do people even recognize what is going on the screen, it's humanly impossible to react to most of the shit going on.  took me long enough to get the hang of "LARIET WHEN HE USES FIREBALL"  "HSEN CHO OVER THE FIREBALL" but this is like instant stuff.  i can't play defense, i can't play offense, i can't play tager because he's beyond playing for a new player when most people play rachel and have enough screen filling crap on screen it's hard to keep her near you. 

i REALLY do not want to spend 6 hours in training mode with one character just to get the hang of this game, most likely i will quit and go back to super turbo, a game where a normal person can see what's going on.

even when i win online it's frustrating, i can't learn from what i did, im frantically trying to defend against all of the attacks as well as mash all the buttons i can to get out of JUGGLEGELGEGLUEGULEGLEUGELUGEGLES where there isn't an indication of how to get out unless you mash buttons, that ontop of the dashing (which tager basically can't fucking do) and getting an offense in, i want to murder the person who said that a new person can get into this game, it's for vets only.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 05, 2009, 11:14:57 PM
Wat? Really, what's bothering you? I can't even play half the characters in SF4 because they have some sort of bullshit input to do for their super or ultra (doing 2 360s or that insane fucking Z input just seems impossible unless you're using a fighting stick).

You should pick it up with time, BUT it would take practice.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 06, 2009, 01:01:30 AM
i think it's the utter lack of charge characters.  here are characters i really enjoy playing in street fighter, and you will mostly see a pattern in what i enjoy playing.

chun-li
honda
zangief
dee jay
guile
bison
balrog

as you can see, the only non charge character is the 360 grapler, zangief.  i am in no shape way or form decent with "motion" characters.  so put a game with all motion characters in a game which is highly offensive, really fast, and with a bunch of mechanics i haven't encountered (air block, air dash, EVERYBODY has airthrow, EVERYBODY can superjump, double air dash, barrier, instant block, to name a few) and you are basically kicking me off a motorcycle going 100mph on the freeway.

anywho, i am WORKING on getting learned up with litchi, since well, she's pretty fun to play, and i am a man who enjoys bounce.  why else do i own doa2, 3, and 4?  for now, im just fucking around with the beginner difficulty turned on so i can complete stuff (arcade/story stuff)

and i guess guiltily i am enjoying the "tips" section in story mode...so i guess ill go unlock them all.

/v/ tells me you need to go through

noel, carl, ragna/jin, tager, rachel, bang

in that order to unlock them.  you need to watch the previous episode to unlock the next.  example, i beat carl's story (where i bent my glasses, till i set it on easier difficulty) to unlock ep 3, which wasn't available after beating.  so i watched episode 2, and 3 became available.

to end, does guilty gear have charge characters?  if not, fuck that game.  CHARGE > MOTION

on the flip side, i can always play super turbo to build morale.  fucking pissed off a t hawk who BEAT me, then decided i was too annoying to fight a second time and he booked it.  ohh the power of turtling (seriously though, who wants to be next to t hawk, he's like a native american flying zangief)

btw this was on the bonus disc, which i have (did they even sell a normal version, gamestop just handed over the limited edition for the same price) and im surprised the narrator was on there because of his blatantly fake russian accent.



tager buster with the A button
"it also has a lot of range, but does weak american damage"

tager buster with the B button
"the B button tager buster has less range but is much faster and does real soviet damage!"

and is it me or did he fucking combo jin, suck him back in for another combo, and basically kill him?  fapfapfapfap

well whatever

&feature=related

carl.  the last fight he puts a full health bang into a combo.

bang lost 100% of his health in said combo.

to end this editfest of a post im going to state my observation

blazblue seems more of a "GET THAT FUCKER INTO A COMBO" game while street fighter is more of a strategy game which relies more on thinking and less on the muscle memorization of combos.  until i pick a character and stick with it to get said muscle memorization for some bnb combos, i reckon im going to suck for a while.  you have to sympathize with me though, a big combo in sf is like 7-10 hits, that's like too small to be a regular combo in blazblue.

i almost want to say sf is like counterstrike and blazblue is like quake 3. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on July 06, 2009, 03:30:29 PM
Axl is the only charge character in Guilty Gear. May has a few charge moves too but she has more non-charge moves. Basically, the reason there are very few charge characters is that it's opposite of the idea of using air-dashing. You can't exactly double-tap forward while tapping backwards. Most of those charge moves are only useful during combos, rather than on their own.

Just remember that almost every character has a Gatling combo of A->B->C and then usually some special. It's not all meant to be played out in combos. Try someone like Hakumen. I've seen people win with him with just 6C and air-dash 6C and his D is a counter if you can get it down.

Also, Mike Z's the best Tager player in the country and his tutorial video is a send-up of an old Street Fighter video where there's a really crappy "actor" trying to play the part of each Street Fighter character.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 07, 2009, 12:46:51 AM
&feature=related

carl.  the last fight he puts a full health bang into a combo.

bang lost 100% of his health in said combo.

to end this editfest of a post im going to state my observation

I'm fairly sure that mid air throw into the dolls attack is part of Carl's infinite, which really worries me about BB. I mean, it seems well balanced for the first game in the series, but still any infinites (lol infinite has no plural) worry me.

That and I keep hearing it's not as good as GG.

Also I REALLY like NeoTokyo. The art style seems like it could be a BIT more original, but the game play is damn fun. It's hard to explain, but it's awesome when you have an organized team to work with. I'm probably going to buy a mic just so I don't feel useless while picking up a ghost.

Also I had an awesome moment. I was behind a teammate on a snow bank and he was shooting someone with a semi automatic rifle. I can see he's taking damage and I try to help him, but I have an SMG and I'm fairly lacking in the range department. So he goes down and I fire a few shots at the guy, he runs out of invisibility and dips back and just barely sticks his head out, during that time I cloak and do the Recon leap while running and he looses track of me. I ended up behind him while he was still scoping the snow bank I was being and end up dropping him quickly. Felt good man.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on July 07, 2009, 01:20:41 AM
Carl doesn't have an infinite. It's entirely possible to get out of the clap loop and it takes way too much to set it up anyway so it's really not that useful. It's like Fei-long's infinite in SF4 that only works against Abel and Seth. It's way too situational.

BB is far FAR better balanced than Guilty Gear has ever been.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on July 07, 2009, 01:31:19 AM
Nights in the Nightmare kicks all sorts of ass on the DS. Haven't put this much time into a game on the handheld for a long, long time.

And Prototype, again, is amazing to play. So fun.

Also I my friend is buying me a game for my birthday so what should I get?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 07, 2009, 01:48:36 AM

BB is far FAR better balanced than Guilty Gear has ever been.

I'd say it's far to early to make a claim like that.

unless you're referring to the fact that people can combo into an insta kill move...

Also I my friend is buying me a game for my birthday so what should I get?

What platforms dog? Also I'm in the same boat, Wii and PC here.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on July 07, 2009, 01:53:07 AM
The game's been in arcades for a while. It's not that hard to make that judgment. And besides, it's not like it's that amazing that they could figure out the balance on the first game of a new series when it still follows the style of one of their own series and they've made so many fighters.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on July 07, 2009, 02:19:43 AM

What platforms dog? Also I'm in the same boat, Wii and PC here.


DS and 360. PC as well, buts its generally only for L4D, stepmans and interweb
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 07, 2009, 03:54:28 PM
Well, I hear Devil Survivor is good...

Also the only things that really seem to interest me are Prototype, SF4, and Punch-Out.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on July 07, 2009, 04:11:13 PM
Devil Survivor is definitely good.

It's a strategy RPG for movement but turns more into Digital Devil Saga for battles, with each person having up to 2 demons to form a party of 3. You then fight in a turn-based fight with "Extra Turns" and everything if you hit their weaknesses or they hit yours. You can buy demons from the demon auction and then fuse them into stronger demons (if your level is high enough to handle the new demon), and you pick a skill for each character to "crack" in battle. If the person you pick kills the demon with that skill, you can then use it for you own.

The story is much more serious than I would have thought, with you meeting up with two friends and then everything within the Yamanote Line in Tokyo shut down and blacked out and you are trying to figure out why. Mix in a cult, vampires, an odd government conspiracy, a battle for the throne of all demons, and a singer who's more than she seems and you have a great story.

Difficulty is fair for the most part, but you can always grind if you feel you need some more levels/skills. I'm actually stuck on a boss, but it's more that my skill setup is dumb and I need one level so that I can put on Null Fire.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on July 07, 2009, 08:33:51 PM
That sounds really fun. I'll add that to the list.

Right now I'm thinking Orange Box, Devil Survivor, Halo Wars, or putting it towards Bayonetta or Microsoft points or something.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 07, 2009, 10:36:08 PM
You don't have the orange box? Nigga wut?

I'd suggest getting the PC version, if only for the new content and custom maps.

Oh and NeoTokyo is fucking awesome. I was playing with Ulti for a couple hours and it was a ton of fun, I'm really starting to get the hang of it (map memorization plays a fairly huge roll in it). Oh and Support is complete torture for new people to the game just because they don't realize that you can see them with the thermal vision.

Oh yeah, and a manual for the game

http://files.getdropbox.com/u/892505/NTS%20Manual/Neotokyo%20Manual.pdf
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 08, 2009, 06:23:43 AM
ok i played some blazblue with a friend today, and im STARTING to understand the game, since well we are both of on the same level.  i can fight him and react to his shit as he reacts to mine, and because of that im starting to have fun.

i play tager and he plays jin.  been fun thus far.  he did his FREEZE ME THROW OVER AND OVER shinanigans, then i realized when the exclamation points come up and i execute a throw, it cancels his throw, which now i can do on reaction WHEN i know it's coming.  if it's out of the blue im generally too slow to catch it, but yeah, starting to learn the game and get some VERY basic juggle stuff down.  like attack, down c launcher, down d charge to magnetize as they fall, if they are already magnetized i can suck them in for an air throw, shit like that.  my execution needs work, but the key thing is that im getting basics down.

i wasn't enjoying myself prior, because, well i most likely explained it in my past tldr posts, but i wasn't about to judge the game until i knew what i was doing...which if i play local people enough i should be getting it down.

Title: Q
Post by: K-Mann on July 09, 2009, 09:15:36 PM
PEOPLE

LETS PLAY TF2 ON 360!

ADD ME: Kraezymann. I would like to play with you all. I'm no good rofl but I'll learn
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on July 09, 2009, 09:17:08 PM
I would play, if I had a 360, and TF2.... However, I'm a poor starving student and my parents don't seem to want to pay so much for all the next gen consoles...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 09, 2009, 09:24:00 PM
i was going to say "vidya, 360, k, but you aren't online"

then i seen tf2

yeah...console tf2?  WUT!?  no.

blazblue, sf4, sf2, yes.  id even go as far as soulcalibur 4, or dead or alive 4 (maby not doa...) but yeah.

i guess castle crashers as well.  and bionic commando rearmed if it was online co-op, but it isn't.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on July 09, 2009, 09:32:55 PM
Did they ever actually fix TF2 on 360? I bought Orange Box way back when it first came out and it was completely broken with rampant cheating and tons of glitches.

I finished Devil Survivor. Holy Dance is waaaaaaay too strong at the end if you have a magic build (which you should because there are way more magic attacks and weaknesses to abuse than physical) and I had pretty much broken the game by the last battle. I mean, you fight every boss over again and I solo'd all of them AND the final boss.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 09, 2009, 09:37:36 PM
far as i know they just don't have any of the new stuff (pyroscoutheavymedicspysniper updates)

i just don't see how people could play certain classes which require mouse/keyboard to function properly.  like scout, or even spy with twitch backstabs.

*edit*

HOLY SHIT

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/review-monster-hunter/52469

an american review site that didn't shit on monster hunter. the review seemed to pretty much nail everything.

stupidly fun when played with friends.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on July 09, 2009, 10:25:46 PM
Gamespot's the only review place that actually kept to its guns on Monster Hunter actually. They gave it a 6.5, which is pretty much how they've reviewed all of them. All of the other review places (most notably IGN) gave it stuff like 9.5, even though none of what they called "problems" were fixed. It's like a bunch of review places just took the fact that it sold gajillions in Japan and wrote a review based on that, even though that's not how they saw it before.

The game does deserve much better than a 6.5 but you have to admit, that's REALLY odd behavior for reviewers.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 09, 2009, 10:47:26 PM
i guess i only really look at GT and giant bomb.  but i wanted to see what gamespot thought, and well, same thing.

even GT said this(but gamespot named it a con), but why the fuck would monster hunter need lock on?  it would not work with this game, it's as bad as saying "this game would be playable if it had regenerating health) no man, no.

anywho a 360 throw on an arakune who is barrier broke...WOW THE DAMAGE.  still, good luck getting close to the fucker as tager...ever.  i got lucky on one second round when i seen him dash forward to end up behind me...so i dash backwards and he basically dashes into my throw.  always fun when your opponent is predictable in aspects he isn't aware.

it's like this ken i was fighting earlier in sf2 when i was dee jay.  he would go in for a jump in 4 of the 5 rounds we had and well, i would jump straight up and he would eat a js heavy punch...followed by another and then i block because that's when he decides to dragon punch....to punish him after it.  fun stuff, fun stuff.

but for blazblue im still having problems with the being comboed thing, like noel.  it's like "LET ME FUCKING PLAY ALREADY" and finding the proper move to go off for me is kind of hard, it's not like i can block all day either.  but i guess ive been getting lucky with the "hey i can do something finally, almost dead but..., DESTROY, k i guess i won" so whatever.

i need a bit more time in the training room to get my bread and butter down, it's pretty satisfying when i can get my down c into dragon punch(think abels ground anti air throw...with suck in properties if they are magnetized.) off, which i should be able to do often, but hey, i can't.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 10, 2009, 12:14:08 AM
Playing Klonoa, Strider 2, Mother 3, Mega Man Zero 2 and Mega Man and Bass every once in a while. Kind of a pain in the ass, but I haven't been finishing games lately (been doing nothing but shooters and fighters which is basically play until you're bored in short spurts) and I really want to finish most of them.

Got to the jealous bass in Mother 3 and haven't really tried it since it first killed me. FINALLY beat a boss in MMXZ 2, which was retarded hard. Beat Strider 2 real quick and have been dicking around with the new game mode. I'm assuming I'm right up on the end of Klonoa so I'm probably going to play it the most.

For some reason Final Fantasy Tactics, Tomba 2 (fucking doing all of that stuff only to have the textures spazz out really pissed me off, might just try to play through it) and Front Mission 3 seem to just not hold my interest now. Maybe after I beat something first.

Also yeah, I'm fairly sure I'm going to pick up SF4 despite me really wanting Prototype.

Also what the hell is wrong with my emulator memory cards? It seems like they only work with some games and then wont load with others and I can't figure out how to make save states on my ePSXe.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 10, 2009, 05:25:03 AM
im convinced that an equal skilled nu player will beat an equal skilled tager player 100% of the time

playing friends, this game is ok, playing online, i want to snap my disc in half i hate it so much.

guess ill be waiting to check out mvc2 and how imba that game is (YO YO STORM CABLE SENT YO)

not sure i want to play blazblue anymore unless it's locally, back to playing sf2.

vlad's frustrated
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on July 11, 2009, 05:50:12 AM
Started an LP of Crash Bandicoot 2:
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on July 11, 2009, 03:10:32 PM
im convinced that an equal skilled nu player will beat an equal skilled tager player 100% of the time

playing friends, this game is ok, playing online, i want to snap my disc in half i hate it so much.

guess ill be waiting to check out mvc2 and how imba that game is (YO YO STORM CABLE SENT YO)

not sure i want to play blazblue anymore unless it's locally, back to playing sf2.

vlad's frustrated

Well, that is by far one of Tager's worst matchups so yeah, you're going to have to struggle. MvC2 is still going to be completely broken though.

As long as you don't play like darksydephil, everything will be okay.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 11, 2009, 03:55:19 PM
Ugh, I'll admit when I played CSS I bitched about hit detection and choke and what not (getting killed 5 times in a row early in the match and then getting an AK headshot on a guy only to have it not register, despite their being a large red blood stain in the middle of his face, and have him kill you is rather rage inducing) but I never did anything like this guy.

That and my bitching was justified, you can't get angry because YOU jumped into his anti air move 3 times, if anything you should be happy that the game is working the way it should. Maybe he's just compelled to make himself look like a slack jawed retard on camera.

Also I like how this guy is e-famous from this.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 11, 2009, 08:21:11 PM
the thing about dsp, he's actually good, he beat justin wong in STHD (using akuma, but still, it's friggin justin wong)

anywho i always get frustrated when im learning so i just vent on the internets, i rarely get mad when im enjoying myself, generally playing STHD, but i mean, sf4 has gotten less rage inducing for me.

i mean he does bitch about the online lag, but being actually good at the game, i can let it slide.

being as you brought the video up, i figure you will enjoy this



it's dsp complaining about the stupid range of guile's airthrow in STHD
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on July 12, 2009, 12:32:43 AM
Nah, I can't let that slide. Especially in SF4, he's not that great. Even I have a win over him (my Cammy over his goddamn BALROG). What he does, is complain about everything but his own lack of skill. Oh, he's not being allowed to block. Oh the other person has too much lag, making him lose. Oh he totally hit the right direction and the stick that he's using sucks. No, I don't buy any of that. Lag in SF4 is not even close to bad, let alone bad enough to have him complain about it in nearly every match.

He could be really good in SFHD, I don't know. But he's not so good that he can sit there and spout off the sort of garbage that he says or laugh like he does at other people. He's a dick and someone is going to punch him in the mouth.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 12, 2009, 10:48:28 AM
whatever floats your boat mang, i always get a kick out of his bitching, and im pretty sure it's intended to be that way.

actually he beat jwong with dee jay as well



*edit*

anywho, im done with blazblue.  biggest regretted game purchase since grenade of grenade 4 from that steam sale, game wasn't even worth the reduced price.

it's like me playing halo going "man i wish i was playing ut2k4 right now" and then thinking...WHY THE FUCK AM I NOT PLAYING UT2K4, so yeah.  maby ill sell it to someone, or throw it away, i don't want it in my house.

but seriously, the thing to make me go "im done" was losing to like 4 people, then beating somebody.  there was no gratification to beating that person, it was pretty much "well my moves happened to come out" and that was my adventure with blazblue.  back to having fun with my vidya, YAEHEHE WHOO HOOo im done.

also fuck this game even more for making me worse at street fighter.  i don't button mash in street fighter(save for getting dizzy...then MASH THE FUCK AWAY SIR), FDSGFRDGDRGHDhb

STATS TIME

http://www.streetfighter.com/flash/#/sfhd/gamercards/

zangief: 40 wins, 46 losses
dee jay: 33 wins, 56 losses
E FUCKING HONDA: 27 wins, 16 losses

honda is easymode, seriously.

AND AND AND i made two people ragequit, and some dude bitched me out for "turtling" as i was sitting in the corner as his ryu (against my gief) jumped into my fierce punch FIVE TIMES UNTIL HE DIED.  instead of telling him to counter my shit, i told him that apparently he likes to lose because i play to win using whatever i can get away with. 

i honestly think sf2 is the only fighting game i can just play, and be happy playing.  OHH MAJICK VIDYA KOMPANIES, I ASK YEE TO CREaTE A FIghtAN vidAYA As GOOD AS yeE HOlY ENTITY KnOn As StttrreEET FYtr TEw1!1
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 12, 2009, 07:30:47 PM
Also I doubt I'll pick up SF4, because I'm almost sure I'll just end up playing third strike more. So I guess I'll go for Prototype.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 12, 2009, 07:32:00 PM
fuck id play third strike if i could use an arcade stick(i got it on ps2 just for the hell of it...and im not buying a ps2 stick), i want to fuck up dudes with hugo and Q.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 12, 2009, 10:42:58 PM
heh yeah. Also I doubt BB is for everyone, it's FAR from a SF game.

Also I just beat Klonoa and I'd be lying if I didn't say my eyes got a bit watery during the ending. surprisingly hard game. I started the last stage with something like 10 lives (the most game I GOT in the game were 15) and ended with 2. All in all, a great fucking game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on July 13, 2009, 10:40:10 PM
Just got Devil Survivor! Playing when Knights is done. Also got Beautiful Katamari for 10 bucks! New! :o
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 14, 2009, 06:48:34 PM
so i won a g2 championship....with a character i do not use in sf4.  E HONDA.  i was playing as seth, but winning games with him is hard, you really can't play him until you have a good mastery of the game.  figure honda, while not a popular character, he can win games.

zangief
zangief
dhalsim
balrog 

i blame luck/watching honda videos on that there youtube

anyway it gave me just enough points to rank up to G2-D, so yay.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on July 15, 2009, 12:34:37 AM
To Blaz or not to Blaz, that is the question.

Whether I should buy it that I have a chance, or wait,

And wait,

Until it goes down in price.

I have a chance to get the collectors edition, with the soundtrack and everything... but I dunno if I should. I don't have Street Fighter anymore, I just wasn't playing it enough to warrant its attention, I suppose. I just don't know.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 15, 2009, 12:43:38 AM
don't do what i did.

rent first, play for like 10 hours, then decide whether it's worth buying or not.

still, if you get it, id be down for putting the game back into my 360.  i mean, i hate playing random joes, but people that i know irl/internets are fine.

*edit*

ken
dhalsim
chun li
honda

what the fuck, im not good with honda, but im beating people with him for a second championship win.  i think he's my secret main that i don't really think im good with but eventually he will become my best character...as has been happening with sf2.  anywho, epic honda v honda battle for the win.  literally he headbutts from across the screen, JUST before he hits me i ultra....basically sending him back to the opposite side of the screen.  pretty silly, pretty sweet.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on July 15, 2009, 07:00:51 PM
Way too much Neotokyo, and I still suck. Unless I snipe, but that's a pansy-ass move. Motion vision + SRS = most retarded thing in the universe.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 16, 2009, 12:26:19 AM
Unless I snipe, but that's a pansy-ass move. Motion vision + SRS = most retarded thing in the universe.

Hey man, whatever works works.

Also are you talking about the heavy sniper? Because that thing is laughably accurate and surprisingly lethal. It's odd, I'm so used to NOT going for head shots with snipers, but in the game it almost feels natural.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on July 16, 2009, 05:33:48 AM
No, I meant the one the Assaults get. IIRC Recons only get the M41 Scoped (Which is still my favorite one anyways), I think, and Motion Vision helps a hell of a lot more for sniping than a little longer camo time.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 16, 2009, 01:30:16 PM
Yeah, but the point of Recon sniping is hitting them from where they're not going to suspect it. but yeah, I fucking love motion detection.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on July 16, 2009, 07:51:57 PM
Yeah, I like playing Recon better with a close-range weapon, the cloak is badass for running out and surprising people. :V
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on July 19, 2009, 03:37:49 PM
I'm getting the Spanish version of FF8 to help with learning Spanish.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Nekros on July 19, 2009, 04:23:13 PM
Rented the godfather 2 video game, just finished the game (aside from all the "do all this" achievements, which I could probably do in another 2 hours if I really wanted). Good game especially when you are using the magnums (the level 1 is a .357, level 2 is a .44 and level 3 is a .501 which is a one shot kills most enemies). Worth playing if you like gta type games or played the first one.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 22, 2009, 12:54:59 AM
Oh, and if you play NT join "my" server here.

98.113.199.32:27015

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 22, 2009, 06:37:38 AM
figure id post this just cause



he bitches because his viewers enjoy it, frankly, i get a kick out of it, but i can understand how it can piss people off.  i mean, you make videos of yourself playing vidya for the internet, kind of don't want to make it boring and have a little fun with it.

as for the topic

tomba!
dwarf fortress
STHD

trying to play less street fighter...and more ANYTHING ELSE, so i played about an hour of tomba and two or so hours of dwarf fortress today.  if i ever get a fort im "happy" with ill post screens in the dwarf fortress thread.  still like i started picking up t-hawk in STHD and well, he's a fucking blast to play.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 22, 2009, 01:54:38 PM
I know how you feel, I've been playing nothing but shooters and fighters for a while now. So, I've been trying to get back on track and beat Megaman Zero 2, Yoshi's Island, Mother 3 and recently Parasite Eve 2. Oh yeah, and I broke down and downloaded Brave Fencer Musashi and the nostalgia rush is awesome.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on July 22, 2009, 03:02:02 PM
I picked up HAWX on 360 since it's part of their big $20 summer sale. I'd recommend it if you want a fun flight combat game. It's basically Ace Combat but with Call of Duty 4's ranks attached to it. You get more planes and new weapons packages for older planes based on your level and you gain experience by beating missions and completing challenges like killing a certain number of ground forces with certain weapons or for evading missiles without using flares. I haven't tried multiplayer yet but I bet team dogfighting would be fun. There's co-op too though I don't know anyone else that has the game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Danbo on July 22, 2009, 09:46:24 PM
Battlefield 1943. Jesus Christ I'm addicted.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 22, 2009, 09:47:58 PM
played the demo for 'splosion man.

surprised on how fun it was from the 3 levels they give you to play.

seeing as there's 50 single player levels, 50 co-op levels...and it's 800 points...

i may have to pick this up later

can't go wrong with a fun puzzle/platformer when all 4 face buttons do one thing "splode"
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 24, 2009, 04:07:53 AM
So, I'm playing through Parasite eve and I get to this massive boss. I beat him after I have to run through this gauntlet of other relatively hard to kill enemies and after all of that I had to change locations, this is when the game asks me to change discs. When I try, I get an error and the game just crashes. Shit sucks.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 26, 2009, 09:50:05 PM
final fantasy 12

yeah...im going to beat this game.  i don't care if there are only two cool characters(fran, balthier), IMA BEAT THIS THANG!

i just got done talking to some dreaming old guy in some temple somewhere, i really don't understand what's going on, it's like suda51 made an rpg, minus the crazy.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on July 26, 2009, 10:17:55 PM
I really enjoyed 12. Never did get to finish it though :/ I'd like to continue my save, wherever the hell it is. Too bad my PS2 is out of commission until I find another power cord and another RF adapter (which means I need money.)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 27, 2009, 12:22:15 AM
The whole mist (not even sure what it's called again) system was fairly meh, the game could have easily done without that, that and I always seemed so damn under leveled.

Also I can apparently get Duster back in Mother 3 before I fight that mecho gorilla.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 27, 2009, 12:50:40 AM
i feel under leveled when ive been overleveling at times.

certain bosses i can't see being possible if you haven't spend a good chunk of time grinding. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on July 27, 2009, 12:57:26 AM
I can do a "speed run" of the game (that is, never level outside of fighting on the way to locations) and be totally fine. I thought the game had pretty much perfect difficulty balance. I even beat the game just using weapons/armor you can buy from the shops in the last town you go to.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 29, 2009, 11:44:15 PM
my throat hurts from the yelling

so by getting mvc2 i had the points for splosion man (HURP DURP MS POINTS GUD IDEEAa) so i got it

i made it to level 2-6

THUS FAR the game has been really fun SAVE FOR TWO THREE PARTS.

the stage 1 boss (stage 1 is like 18 or so levels) which you are basically panned out really REALLY far where you are super small, and you have to fight this boss who fucks your day.  first off, boss fights in platformers, NOT FUCKING FUN EVER, bosses that are hard in platformers LESS FUN THAN THAT(i guess this guy isn't bad, but you have to go through some trial and error...and waiting for him to shoot rockets at you to deflect...makes retrying over and over a bit painful). 

stage 2-6, the end of it.  it was RAGEEeeeeeeeee, but in all honesty i just died a bunch of times and i eventually got the hang of it.

stage 2-6 deaths, i died A LOT.  so much in fact the game gave me a popup calling me a wuss and telling me that i could skip the level if i wanted too.  game, sorry, i payed money for you, now you insult me?  FUCK OFF! if you were a physical object, i would run you over with my minivan and give you to my dog.

that aside, next time you have a spare 800 points leftover because you needed to buy 2000 points to get that 1200 point game, splosion man give you a fun albeit sometimes frustrating platformer.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 30, 2009, 01:38:45 AM
My thumb is fucking bleeding from my gamepad, and it seems that fail at getting C.Vipers super off about 70% of the fucking time.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on July 30, 2009, 06:24:23 AM
vipers ultra likes to miss, it's pretty common even amongst pros like flash metroid and combofiend(pretty much the best viper that isn't japanese) from what ive seen.  she's kind of a hard character to use too in my opinion, low stamina doesn't seem to help.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: LunarKeys on July 31, 2009, 07:03:52 PM
A friend of mine went into the Navy recently, and gave me his Xbox 360. I picked up a set of games for it while I was vacationing up in Pennsylvania and just started playing them today.

Bioshock is...well, disturbingly realistic (All I've played before has been Wii and older systems, so this is a huge graphics jump) and beautiful. The gameplay is pretty awesome and the story seems pretty gripping thus far. Looking forward to seeing some of the stuff later on.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 02, 2009, 02:05:16 AM
i have decided i am going to work on honda as my sf4 main.

err not street fighter 4 main, i meant akuma fighter 4 main. 

i looked on srk and there was this code that you could unlock a secret character (a character that isn't akuma, i know, it's crazy) and that happened to be honda.

anyway, i apparently blow ass with chun now, guile is out of the question, gief is like akuma's easiest fight so no fucking way im using him, bison = TELEPORT STEAD OF ULTRA OLOL, balrog i could try to use but i guess im not a fan of how he plays. 

honda v akuma.  try to trade a hit, he will probably take double what you take in the trade, then turtle.  yes, turtle.  that fucker likes to run away and throw fireballs, when i get even a tiny life lead, im fucking turtling, that red haired weeaboo bitch is coming to ME, not the other way around, see how you like it akumafags.

SOOOO much more satasfying now.  and i apparently suck at sf2 randomly now so i won't be playing it for a while.  i mean, losing to a ryu named ultimatemale420...it's literally the most humiliating thing in my life.  i would say losing to an akuma named sephiroth 2304 (i can't remember the digits, only that there was 4 of them) but i just didn't fight him, i let him kill me (though i had to run at him because the fag refused to really do anything if i wouldn't do anything)

and marvel...it's odd that the game feels MORE foreign than blazblue, and yet i want to understand it more than i did blaz.  online in marvel is probably more brutal than even sf2 because your party composition, knowing 3 characters, and having proper assist types all come into play.  not to mention, playing high tiers is kind of mandatory for the newcomer. 

still don't really know what to use, but i reckon it will be something like doom, sent, ???(maby cable, maby some low tier, i kind of like juggernaut, maby even spiral if i get used to her) 

but in the 6 or so online games ive played thus far, i won one...and that game was kind of fun since we both sucked and you know, cool.  the others was like MAG FUCKIN NETO BLAM BLAM BLAM, or HYPER VIPER BEAM x3 + KOMBOS = dead, or UH OHH UH SCOOPS HAGAN DASSSSSssss FUCK THE KNICKS FUCK THE KNICKS.  but i mean, since i don't really know how to do combos really more than say 4 or 5...i need to get that down first.  any marvel players here want to let a brotha know?  i know assists are important, but when i see a magneto go combo crazy, and i try it myself, i can't really do a quarter of the hits, if that. 

but i mean playing random people who suck like i do in a mindless fashion is actually pretty damn fun.  NOW IF ONLY I HAD SOME FRIENDS WHO LIKED THE FIGHTAN, my blood pressure hates random voiceless internet people.  mortified, get a fucking 360, zakamiro, GET ONE, spektur, get an arcade stick and some hdremix/sf4/marvel, me, go to socal and play friends with the socal srk people.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on August 02, 2009, 03:00:28 AM
spektur, get an arcade stick and some hdremix/sf4/marvel

But I don't like fighting games. :'(
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 02, 2009, 04:10:01 AM
Quote
but i mean playing random people who suck like i do in a mindless fashion is actually pretty damn fun.  NOW IF ONLY I HAD SOME FRIENDS WHO LIKED THE FIGHTAN, my blood pressure hates random voiceless internet people.  mortified, get a fucking 360, zakamiro, GET ONE, spektur, get an arcade stick and some hdremix/sf4/marvel, me, go to socal and play friends with the socal srk people.

Hell, if I had a 360 all I'd play would be SF4 and I'd nut hug BB.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 02, 2009, 04:31:57 AM
But I don't like fighting games. :'(
DON'T MAKE ME CRY

Hell, if I had a 360 all I'd play would be SF4 and I'd nut hug BB.

well, sf4 isn't sf2, BUT ID PLAY IT.  but not blazblue, eff that game.

anywho, i played some marvel, im like 10 wins and 12 losses.  half of those wins were because of cable...then i accidentally didn't pick cable once so i guess im fairly comfortable with dr doom/juggernaut/sentinel.  i don't really know dr doom, so i just fly and spam air to ground laser, as well as do his air super.  juggernaut is awesome for his dash assist, and playing him is ok, his ground projectile is pretty fun.  AND sentinel is like FLY, lk, hk, lp rocket punch, OVER AND OVER AND OVER (change up rocket punch depending on their location which i haven't got the hang of) which is pretty goddamn fun. 

i still can't combo worth shit, but i can run away like a bitch and spam moves, works for me.

then i went in for more sf2 since im a crack addict for that game.  t-hawk, 8 win 2 loss (one loss due to laggy annoying bison player i decided to let win). 

one of those wins was a damn close (3-2) gief v hawk, and that gief could reversal spd like every single time.  i was so impressed i had to send him a message complimenting his nice gief skills.  always fun doing grappler v grappler.

ohh, and i supered his russian ass in round 2, FEELS GOOD MAN.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 02, 2009, 06:12:58 AM
I just continue to play more BlazBlue, mostly with friends on wednesdays since that's when we get together for random anime/game night. Played 100 matches online and probably 500 offline lol. None of my friends can figure out what to do against me as Arakune and I've now gotten people that actually send me thank you messages of xbl because I don't just run away like a pansy like all of the scrub Arakune players do. Although one guy got pretty mad that I very nearly got a totally perfect match off of him. And much higher level (I'm like 27 so we're talking them being like 49-52) players accuse me of cheating because I beat them because they've been beating on scrub Jins all day.

After working at Aladdin's Castle a few years back, I really just have no patience for playing MvC2 anymore I guess. I tried playing the demo but I really can't get excited for the game anymore just because I used to play it so much. I was never especially good or anything but eh. If one of my friends downloads it and wants to play me in-person I won't turn it down.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 04, 2009, 05:11:12 PM
http://www.giantbomb.com/marvel-vs-capcom-2-new-age-of-heroes/61-2612/user_reviews/?review=9983

This is like, the only accurate review of MvC2 I've seen. He adressed all the right problems and sums up what's good and new about the game in less than a page, too bad most people who look at game reviews look at JUST the rating.

Fucking hate the rating system, it's like all "gamers" are illiterate retards who will check random sources and if they see a bunch of numbers it makes them happy.

Oh yeah, and after hitting [spoilers] the new Fassad, beating him and then dying on the way back to the save and health point I have no urge to play Mother 3. It was a REAL kick to the dick. Maybe I'll try some MMZ2 until I feel like doing it again.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 06, 2009, 07:00:32 PM
http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=rxBJ4Di_YU3jpDHl69IatzQ&single=true&gid=0&output=html

BBs balance is a bit wackier then I thought.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 07, 2009, 03:50:43 AM
That's still going to change quite a bit. Tager's always going to be on the bottom though.

And I'm pretty sure that anyone playing for the next six months really doesn't need to worry about tier lists anyway.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on August 08, 2009, 01:17:24 AM
Is it bad to have my main as Taokaka?

I want a decent second. I like Jin because he is easy to use, but not really into his moves. Maybe Bang or Noel. Arakune is stupid hard to learn I guess, but would be fun to use.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 08, 2009, 02:53:23 AM
tager, bang, litchi booby lady

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 08, 2009, 08:44:08 AM
So, I've been playing Fallout 3 a lot recently. I know I'm a bit behind, starting it just now, but damn, this game kicks ass. Plus, they got rid of that retarded "enemies scale with your level, so if you level poorly, your fucked" crap that was in oblivion. Only problem I have is that ir tuns like shit, even with graphical settings really turned down. I'm considering turning off the Bloom effect, as I think that is causing much of the lag, but I really don't want to have to do that.

But goddamn is it fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 08, 2009, 04:20:24 PM
they scale, they just scale differently. 

it isn't terrible like oblivion though, unlike oblivion, fallout 3 is actually good.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 08, 2009, 04:50:53 PM
Because it has GUNS?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 08, 2009, 05:41:54 PM
they scale, they just scale differently. 

it isn't terrible like oblivion though, unlike oblivion, fallout 3 is actually good.

Well, isn't the scaling more like "you'll encounter these types of mobs commonly at these levels, and then you'll encounter these harder guys more often once you pass this threshold"?

Admittedly, I don't know to much about the game mechanics yet. I find it hard to find much in depth info on the actual mechanics for a lot of stuff :/

I love still being able to get those sneak headshot auto-crits. Saves a LOT of ammo, when possible. Mind you, I really need to get more ammo for some of my guns. Those automatics run through ammo like MAD.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 09, 2009, 04:06:04 PM
its more

"enter area, enemies are locked at your current level"

that's how it works.  so if you enter a high level area for the first time, they will be high level.  if you go back to an area you only really went to without doing much levels and levels later, they will be levels and levels behind.  so really, you are rewarded for exploring early.

also, from the gameplay footage (lets plays) ive seen, nobody fucking uses sneak.  im sorry, but sneak is fucking awesome, its almost brokenly awesome.  hunting rifle, sneak, proper rifle perks, you will go through a super mutant compound using a hell of a lot less ammo than a rambo, and you may not even take a single hit while you are at it, saving easy to get stims, and saving you caps for repairing that armor.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 09, 2009, 04:16:21 PM
I usually try to use stealth, but thanks to the radar like senses of fucking EVERYTHING in the game it's almost impossible.

Oh yeah, and I don't think Deathclaws will even spawn unless your a specific level.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 09, 2009, 05:37:08 PM
old olney
deathclaw sanctuary

and with a per of 9 or 10, i don't have problems finding dudes.  dudes have problems finding me(yes per has nothing to do with stealth, but it makes sure you don't get the jump on you if you are careful), maby you are stealthing wrong.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 09, 2009, 06:20:40 PM
old olney
deathclaw sanctuary

and with a per of 9 or 10, i don't have problems finding dudes.  dudes have problems finding me(yes per has nothing to do with stealth, but it makes sure you don't get the jump on you if you are careful), maby you are stealthing wrong.

I mean with the exceptions of those two places, because I knows Deathclaws will spawn at the robot factory but only if your level is high enough (at least that's what I'm assuming, because they didn't show up until I was past halfway through the game).

Also perception helps stealth? All I usually do is crouch and try to stay out of their sight and they always seem to spot.

Also I just had the BEST SF4 match, and it was against a computer opponent. It was like, the ONLY opponent who wouldn't let ultras just hit them and would be aggressive as all hell. I felt like a champ after I rolled out of her ultra (I was Abel) and somehow baited her into my super.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 09, 2009, 06:56:54 PM
no i said it doesn't help stealth.  but really, it kind of does.  when you know where they are, you can better sneak around.  if you have shitty per, you may end up having one of the enemies sneak up on you since it didn't show up on your radar.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 10, 2009, 07:12:48 PM
Well, my per is crappy. But I did just get the injection from the doc for helping with those ants. But yeah, sneak kicks ass. even if your sneak skill is kinda crap, you can still inflict some insane damage with the hunting rifle.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 10, 2009, 07:28:08 PM
Yeah, the hunting rifle will be your best friend.

Also I really need to acquire those expansions. I hear point lookout and broken steele are awesome with the Pitt being okay.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 10, 2009, 08:14:08 PM
I've got all the expansions on right now.. I'm so looking forward to being level 30. By then I will pretty much be a god, lol.

Also, I love how your human companions can automatically wear power armor. Once I killed the behemoth with the nuke, I grabbed the power armor off the dead guys and repaired until I got a decent DR and gave it to Jericho (I know he's pretty much the worst companion, but I didn't want to wait for someone else.)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 10, 2009, 08:37:51 PM
I don't think anyone can compare with how game braking Fawks is. He was literally tanking when I went through the deathclaw reserve.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 10, 2009, 08:45:39 PM
i fired him to play solo, companions fuck up my stealth game.

sure having a super mutant with infinite ammo on a gatling laser is awesome, but so is killing 5 super mutants in a room in one vats round each time without any of them noticing me.  and if shit is tight, that's why god invented the nuka grenade/bottlecap mines.  stealth makes setting up mine traps easy.

but i reckon there are a good different ways to play the game, this is how i play anyway.

stealth/small guns(easy to find ammo for, mandatory imo)/energy weapons(later on you get tons of ammo, plasma rifle = rape)/explosives(1hko anyone?)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 11, 2009, 02:39:59 AM
I started playing Gears of War 2 and eh, it's nothing special. The weapons are all pretty boring and the characters are laughable. Hopefully I'll have it finished tomorrow so I can send it back to GameFly. Multiplayer doesn't even work. I joined one match, got headshotted instantly from nowhere and then lost connection and it hasn't worked since. I don't know if that's them lagging or cheating or what (my connection's fine and dandy) but I don't think I'll be trying it out anymore.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 11, 2009, 04:03:33 AM
I thought Gears one had some fun gameplay and a rather decent final boss for a shooting game (from the bosses I saw in 2, it looked like a drop in quality) but the multiplayer SUCKED COCK. No game balance what so ever, spastic movement and glitchy jumping was what separated the good players from the bad. I remember standing up and seeing an enemy charging me from a fairly decent distance, so I pull up my lancer and start to unload into him. I land EVERY fucking shot and he just pops up next to me and fires his shotgun from the hip, which hits me in the mid section and makes me blow into 2 pieces. Not sure how much it was balanced in the second, all I know is that people survive far too long for the cover system to have any real merit.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on August 11, 2009, 02:19:03 PM
Also totally playing Fallout again. Downloaded Broken Steel, because AFAIK The Pitt/Anchorage don't really continue the story from the main game?

Found Oasis. Fuuuuuuucked up. Harold was pretty fuckin' awesome though. If you do the Oasis quest, at the end, DON'T kill him, you don't get as much cool stuff.

Also, why keep a gattling laser when it can be sold for hella caps? And its not very accurate unless your in VATS, right?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 11, 2009, 04:57:26 PM
IIRC Gatling Laser + Fawkes = Complete rape. Or something.

but yeah, if you aren't going to do that, and aren't a big-gun type person, selling it can make you a tidy sum of caps.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 11, 2009, 05:40:47 PM
If you're playing the PC version, just use the 999 weight limit mod mixed with bullet time and you don't even need vats. And since you can pick up literally everything you see, you'll bankrupt every seller in the wastes every time you see them.

Fallout 3 made me mad. Melee/Unarmed isn't even a viable build.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 11, 2009, 06:56:28 PM
It truly isn't. Hell, Small arms and lazars are like the only reliable things.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 11, 2009, 08:54:14 PM
DOBL POAST

Was just playing the PC version and I picked Dan against this rather good Balrog player. We were on opposite sides of the map and I hit my super taunt. At that time he uses Ultra and I instantly mash my ultra in and NAIL him as he's RIGHT in fucking front of me and he died.

I laughed so fucking hard.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 11, 2009, 11:31:43 PM
so the 360 is like DEAD dead now, now "dead, but it will turn on later maby"

kind of cuts out a lot of stuff to play, so till i blow $200 fucking dollars on a new box, ive had a hankerin for an rpg.

looking at mount and blade, but immediatley know i won't like it, because i don't like mounted combat, and that game is about mounted combat from the looks of things.  i could beat oblivion, but i don't like that game, not going to lie.  might do morrowind as a spellcaster, since well, morrowind is fucking awesome.  but i don't want to go through the trouble of exploiting the leveling system yet again, so ill be neeidng to look for some leveling mod/s for the thing. 

if anybody knows where i can get some morrowind mods(i can find them on my own...BUT WHATEVER POST LINKS ANYWAY) or an rpg to play, id be down.  not looking for jrpg's, ive beaten kotor1/2, don't like fallout 2, beat fallout 1/3...BLABLABLA

maby deus ex...JUST MABY  but im down for suggestions, i just need names so i can go hunting.  it's been a while since ive sunken my teeth into a game i didn't want to stop playing.  (single player...street fighter doesn't count)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 12, 2009, 12:15:57 AM
What are your PC specs?

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 12, 2009, 12:26:23 AM
not relevant, i can run anything fine
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 12, 2009, 01:50:13 AM
so the 360 is like DEAD dead now, now "dead, but it will turn on later maby"

kind of cuts out a lot of stuff to play, so till i blow $200 fucking dollars on a new box, ive had a hankerin for an rpg.

looking at mount and blade, but immediatley know i won't like it, because i don't like mounted combat, and that game is about mounted combat from the looks of things.  i could beat oblivion, but i don't like that game, not going to lie.  might do morrowind as a spellcaster, since well, morrowind is fucking awesome.  but i don't want to go through the trouble of exploiting the leveling system yet again, so ill be neeidng to look for some leveling mod/s for the thing. 

if anybody knows where i can get some morrowind mods(i can find them on my own...BUT WHATEVER POST LINKS ANYWAY) or an rpg to play, id be down.  not looking for jrpg's, ive beaten kotor1/2, don't like fallout 2, beat fallout 1/3...BLABLABLA

maby deus ex...JUST MABY  but im down for suggestions, i just need names so i can go hunting.  it's been a while since ive sunken my teeth into a game i didn't want to stop playing.  (single player...street fighter doesn't count)

Ever try The Witcher? Polish-made mostly linear RPG based on a series of Polish fantasy novels (the actual novels are actually starting to come to the US now). Timing-based combat but with multiple combat styles depending on enemies, some spells to change tactics on things and an alchemy system where you create potions/mutagens to give yourself special powers like seeing in the dark. Lots of sidequests but they don't normally involve running all around the world as it's kept pretty close overall and it has a strong story with some major choices you can make that change what path you take/ending you get. Just make sure you get the Enhanced Edition as it runs like a bajillion times better than the original release.
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Post by: Ulti on August 12, 2009, 01:52:24 AM
Ever try The Witcher? Polish-made mostly linear RPG based on a series of Polish fantasy novels (the actual novels are actually starting to come to the US now). Timing-based combat but with multiple combat styles depending on enemies, some spells to change tactics on things and an alchemy system where you create potions/mutagens to give yourself special powers like seeing in the dark. Lots of sidequests but they don't normally involve running all around the world as it's kept pretty close overall and it has a strong story with some major choices you can make that change what path you take/ending you get. Just make sure you get the Enhanced Edition as it runs like a bajillion times better than the original release.

I'll second that, The Witcher was pretty badass. D:
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 12, 2009, 02:51:41 AM
i bought it, played for an hour, then let a friend borrow it.  didn't really enjoy the combat...but that doesn't mean i didn't like it, i just also bought something called CIV FUCKING FOUR and that kind of sucked me in for the time.  ill give it another chance when i get it back.

but i downloaded the mount and blade demo...starting to enjoy this sonbitch.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 12, 2009, 03:58:04 AM
I actually pretty heavily dislike the combat but most PC RPG's boil down to click click click move to another guy click click click so I just concentrated on the story. I recommend reading the books too. The first one is sort of a collection of short stories told in chronological order (so it's like a regular book, only each story isn't really totally connected. Just like he's telling someone else the stories) and it covers the story behind the actual opening cutscene (him fighting the Striga and saving what looks to be a princess of some sort). It's a pretty quick read too. Moves at a real nice pace.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 12, 2009, 04:12:42 AM
well im weird.  morrowind i admit has a shit combat system, and i don't care for the story...but i enjoy the game.  exploring shit, doing quests, finding things, honestly, i love the game for that.

im sure the witcher has a good story, but if i can be some awesome non faggot man ganking dudes with some claymores and a little magic, sure, that's awesome.  but its all about what i want when, i mean, i got civ 4, an amazing game, but i didn't really get into it for a good while after buying it.

anywho, just the demo of mount and blade, its an interesting game worth even downloading the demo and trying out.  will i buy it?  well ill answer that question when im done playing "quick battle"  which has none of the rpg elements of the main game, and i am enjoying.  so i mean...good combat + rpg stuff = hopefully a good game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 12, 2009, 05:23:08 AM
Arg. Fallout keeps freezing now :/ This is just stupid. Until I got the quest to go to vault 112, the game ran fine, only crashing when I alt+tabbed. No big deal. Now it seems to like to randomly freeze (as in, looping a small sample of whatever music was playing, and completely freezing.)

This is getting VERY annoying.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on August 12, 2009, 11:21:08 AM
maby deus ex...JUST MABY

Yes, Deus Ex.

It's pretty high up on my list of "bestest fps'z evar."
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on August 12, 2009, 01:47:32 PM
System Shock 2.

Also, is the "hear and now" perk worth it?

Also also, just made it to little lamplight. Gonna find me a Fawkes and wreck some shit. Also, do the nuka cola challenge for some big caps
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on August 12, 2009, 02:24:02 PM
System Shock 2.

Mmm, very yes.  I almost forgot about SS2.

Only problem with System Shock is getting it to run properly on newer systems.  I got it running solidly under XP (haven't tried Vista yet) on two computers but it took a bit of fiddling.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 12, 2009, 02:43:06 PM
Also, is the "hear and now" perk worth it?

Also also, just made it to little lamplight. Gonna find me a Fawkes and wreck some shit. Also, do the nuka cola challenge for some big caps

The hear and now perk is only useful if you don't have the expansions and you're on your final level.

Also if you want you talk talk the other guy into paying you something like twice as many for each bottle.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 12, 2009, 04:42:03 PM
Also, is the "hear and now" perk worth it?

you spend a perk to level up.  think about that for a second.  you want to level up...to get perks...not get perks to level up.  a complete waste imo.  same with the "you get more exp" perks.  when you are at the level cap, you will regret those decisions, since leveling up isn't really hard in the first place.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 12, 2009, 04:47:22 PM
So yeah, I'm really not seeing what's supposed to be so great with Gears of War 2. People kept telling me about how the single player was amazing blah blah blah, but it's totally generic and the characters are all the ugliest and dumbest characters I've seen in a long time. Like, seriously, Cole is the worst character in a shooter and they should feel bad for creating him. And dear god the driving/flying segments are SO TERRIBLE.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 12, 2009, 07:35:26 PM
you spend a perk to level up.  think about that for a second.  you want to level up...to get perks...not get perks to level up.  a complete waste imo.  same with the "you get more exp" perks.  when you are at the level cap, you will regret those decisions, since leveling up isn't really hard in the first place.

Agreed. By not taking those you can spend 2 extra perks in crap that actually helps you.

Sure, "Here and Now" gives you an extra level... At the cost of a perk. Why not just go out and kill a bunch of supermutants. Just do side quests until you level up. Or maybe just take some time out to explore, find a bunch of new locations, and such. By just doing that you'll get experience, and your bound to find a side quest or 2, and the experience associated with them.

Also, Scrounger kicks ass. Ammo starts appearing in HUGE stacks in ammo boxes. I looted something like 110+ 5mm rounds (I think they were 5mm) from a single box.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 12, 2009, 08:10:49 PM
So yeah, I'm really not seeing what's supposed to be so great with Gears of War 2. People kept telling me about how the single player was amazing blah blah blah, but it's totally generic and the characters are all the ugliest and dumbest characters I've seen in a long time. Like, seriously, Cole is the worst character in a shooter and they should feel bad for creating him. And dear god the driving/flying segments are SO TERRIBLE.

It's called hype. That and it's GRIM DARK SHOOTER WITH MULTIPLAYER which means it's all the rage now a days.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on August 12, 2009, 09:19:29 PM
So yeah, I'm really not seeing what's supposed to be so great with Gears of War 2. People kept telling me about how the single player was amazing blah blah blah, but it's totally generic and the characters are all the ugliest and dumbest characters I've seen in a long time. Like, seriously, Cole is the worst character in a shooter and they should feel bad for creating him. And dear god the driving/flying segments are SO TERRIBLE.

The Gears of War games are fun if you have a good friend to sit down and play them with.  Same with Halo.  Both franchises are incredibly boring when you roll solo.

And yes, the driving segments are piss poor.  On the bright side, the ones in GoW2 are much MUCH MUCH better than the one in GoW1.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 12, 2009, 09:30:28 PM
man im a fagit

I WILL ATTEMPT TO BEAT OBLIVION

i will use the +5 attribute mod to prevent spending HOURS APON HOURS MAKING SURE I LEVEL UP PROPERLY and instead of abusing this to minmax to 100 in all stats...ill just try and play the game as is, only really focusing on getting endurance up asap.

maby doing this rather than MUST MINMAXXxxxxxxxxxxx may make the game fun.  i mean, i did this in morrowind, but unlike oblivion, you can easily get 21823098209 gold and spend it all on trainers to max out whatever whenever you want, easily, there's no cap to it like in oblivion.

WISH ME LUCK, ill try and post screens to show mah fuckin progress in an oblivion thread i will eventually make.

GOTTA BEAT THIS THINGGGggggggggggggggggggggg
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 13, 2009, 04:06:45 AM
There ARE mods for linear leveling, like in regular RPGs, lol. My GF found one because she was sick of the ridiculous leveling system.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on August 13, 2009, 06:02:25 PM
Aight.

Fallout 3: Recruited Fawkes with his gattling laser (HOOOOOOO FUCK WIN) and I'm gonna be makin my trip to the purifier. I have Broken Steel, so I don't need to worry about saving to be able to wander some more, I'll just do it after the purifier madness. Broke level 20, got ma achievements for 3 quests and the "Last, Best Hope for Humanity." Too bad Broken Steel LOOKS like the only good DLC. I mean, I haven't tried, but I need to be convinced.

BlazBlue: I have my mains now, Taokaka and Noel. Played through their early stories, got the second "Teach Me Ms. Litchi." What a fantastic idea for a video. Fan service ftw. Also downloaded some peoples replays and I gotta say theres some fuckin' cool combos I have yet to discover.

Prototype: Gotta unleash the stupid gas machine in Time Square. FUCK THAT. I have tried more than a few times and I seem to get raped by the two Hydras that appear with all them god damn super hunters or whatever.

Beautiful Katamari: I play, but not as much as Alycia. Shes fuckin' addicted haha. Shes gonna get MS points specifically for the DLC. She wants the Astronomical Katamari achievement.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 13, 2009, 08:43:35 PM
I already got a message from someone saying "lolumad?" and I can't remember playing them.

Also I played this Sagat player who would constantly run and force me to jump in then kick me. So several fights later I got mad and picked Sagat and spammed Tiger shot and beat him. Then when he went for a rematch I booted him and spammed the message "TIGER SHOT" to him.

I swear, most of the time I try SF4 online I just get trolled constantly.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 14, 2009, 12:37:57 AM
Haha, nice work.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 14, 2009, 12:54:00 AM
I swear, most of the time I try SF4 online I just get trolled constantly.

I should take this back, considering I fought an awesome Ryu (yeah, I know, he uses a shoto) who could also play a mean El Fuerte.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 14, 2009, 03:47:06 AM
I finished Gears of War 2's single player and I'm not happy. I can't believe anyone in the US actually prefers characters like that over...anything. I'd take goddamn Archie and Casper over every character in Gears. The plot was dumb and the entire ending is super anti-climactic. Oh here's a super weapon. Aim and shoot three times. You win! It's as generic as any other shooter out there and there's almost nothing special about it. And multiplayer is extremely unbalanced from what others have told me. So how does become so well-reviewed and popular? I don't get it. Do people just enjoy having shitty action movie one liners come out of brick shithouse men all day long while they shoot guys with bland weapons (but one has a chainsaw!)? Ugh.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 14, 2009, 12:39:22 PM
Sometimes, I like watching brick shithouse characters fuck alien shit up. I enjoyed playing that game with my friends. Sure, it's not as great as it could be, but I still found it pretty damn enjoyable to play with a couple friends, passing controllers when someone died and shit.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 14, 2009, 02:43:24 PM
That's why I wish they'd do a good Warhammer third person shooter/action game.

Also Brave Fencer Musashi isn't as awesome as I remember, but it's still rather fuckwin.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 15, 2009, 05:16:01 AM
hl2 episode 1

so far it's what i didn't like of hl2...

seriously, half-life 2 was a good solid fps, but it got bad for me when you entered city 17 or whatever it's called.  i mean, after the ant lion prison fun...game goes downhill. 

and thus far, what have i been doing?  fighting in fucking city 17.  while the action has been pretty fucking tense. i mean, they give you like no fucking ammo...AND no fucking crowbar, sorry but my opinion is fact when i say the gravity gun is a piece of shit, i would rather a crowbar if i am conserving ammo.  i really hope i get the crowbar sooner or later, but i got to the ant lion boss lady and im a little bit past that before i called it a day. 

mind you, i have been "enjoying" my time, but all the "bump cars into antlion holes" that's pretty bullshit and not fun to do at all.  and goddamn the part where it was pitch black with the combine zombies, fuck that, fuck that, fuck that, i was so glad when i got out.  but thus far, the game is cockteasing me.  "YEA YES YYES IM OUTSIDEEEEE"  "yeah gordon, back in the building"

FUUUUUUUUUUUuuuu

feels a lot more tense than standard half-life 2, i mean, i never used the "run" button A SINGLE TIME IN MY THREE PLAYTHROUGHS OF THE GAME...and ive been using that like my life depends on it (which it usually does) in episode 1. 

tldr- I WANT TO PLAY OUTSIDE MOMMY

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1069/1199854230155.jpg)

IMAGE FUCKING RELATED
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on August 15, 2009, 12:16:57 PM
Episode 2 is hella better but watch out for da cliffhangerz
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 15, 2009, 02:37:34 PM
mind you, i have been "enjoying" my time, but all the "bump cars into antlion holes" that's pretty bullshit and not fun to do at all.  and goddamn the part where it was pitch black with the combine zombies, fuck that, fuck that, fuck that, i was so glad when i got out.  but thus far, the game is cockteasing me.  "YEA YES YYES IM OUTSIDEEEEE"  "yeah gordon, back in the building"

I like the bumping cars into combine holes later in the game, because it becomes a test in measuring which threat is more important.As for the zombies in the dark, I liked them. Not sure why, but the fact that they redesigned the flash light and the fact that Alex can't shoot unless you give her light was pretty cool.

If you don't mind driving in HL2, then you'll probably like HL2 episode 2 a lot more. Also, hunters are a MUCH needed addition to the small amount of enemies that are currently in the Half Life world.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 16, 2009, 02:47:43 AM
well i don't really care for driving, BUT, the levels in which driving is apart of, are the sole reason i have beaten half-life 2 a total of 3 times now.  even the levels from which you leave your car until the part in my previous screenshot, after that part, the game goes down hill. 

so i beat episode 1, i enjoyed it, but the majority of it was going from place i don't like, to place i don't like.  take that in consideration when i said i ENJOYED PLAYING it, i simply swear a lot more and rage a bit more, but overall, it was good.

episode 2...you essentially start off going in a cave thing with bugs and shit.  well, good stuff, i enjoyed those levels, it was fun to run around in.  didn't much enjoy the level of "GO GET THE CAR FROM THIS MAZE OF BUILDINGS AND ZOMBIES, but i got through it...blablabla. car goes out of commission and you have to stop more combine from this laser zombie shooting gallery, that part was kind of really fucking annoying till the end where you have a grenade box and can spam those everywhere.  what else...the hidden package things, I ENJOY THOSE.  first one was pretty easy, see icon...blow up barrel...get reward. 

the second one...ill tiny text for those who don't want the puzzle spoiled, as it's the best puzzle ive really seen in this game, it's predecessor, and all of the expansions. 

actually fuck it.  GORDON PROPELLED ROCKET, MY GOD IT WAS GLORIOUS!

third was probably the hardest, but if you have a keen eye, you can spot it and realize how easy it actually was.

fourth...not too hard, just have to be in the right spot to know where to look.  and im not to the fifth.

drive in town...get trapped, go in building.  SIEGE, buncha combine/hunters...i fucked those up and im at the part right after that.

FIGURE I GOTTA BE NEARING THE END...since well i have 3.7 hours played on episode 2, and i beat episode 1 with 3.6 hours played.  still, enjoying it.  will be going back to that 'blivion after i finish this g'darn episode up.

also, what's up with the vortagons?  like in half-life, you blow those niggas up like "insert analogy here", but they are friendly in the half-life 2.  why?  sure they are annoying in the first game, but since gordon walks faster than a cheetah going full speed...it isn't a problem at all to get away from them. 

TLDR

GORDON FUCKING PROPELLED ROCKET

im probably blowing that way out of proportion, but it was pretty cool, and i felt good when i figured it out.

i think maby it was the way i did it.  drop a grenade in the pit, switch gravity gun, knock down metal thing, stand on metal thing. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 16, 2009, 03:45:08 AM
I went back to HAWX because I figured I wanted a challenge of some sort so I'd try out Elite difficulty and as it turns out, the AI isn't any different. Enemy missiles just do more damage and you get fewer special weapons. So it's still really easy. It's also even easier since I've unlocked optional weapons packages for a large amount of the planes so when they tell me I'm fighting ground guys and air guys together and they want me to fight both of them with JStrike missiles, I say screw that and pick a package with JStrikes, Free Fall Bombs and Multi Target Anti-air and blow them all to hell.

Tried a ranked multiplayer match for the first time and was sort of confused. I ended up as my team's ace somehow and had the highest survival rate, which made no sense as everyone else on my team was way higher level than I was. And we lost, but not by that much. I even got a kill on a guy using my cannon while they were jamming missiles. But it basically felt like "fly into center area. pick a guy to shoot at. try to get lock on. hope a different guy doesn't just sit back with a radar guided missile and slaughter you." And you just do that over and over again. I'll trade it in with CoD4 when I go preorder Modern Warfare 2.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 16, 2009, 04:43:29 AM
also, what's up with the vortagons?  like in half-life, you blow those niggas up like "insert analogy here", but they are friendly in the half-life 2.  why?  sure they are annoying in the first game, but since gordon walks faster than a cheetah going full speed...it isn't a problem at all to get away from them. 

When Gordon kills the guy at the end of Half Life, it frees the Vorts, or something along those lines. They need t release a comprehensive time line for the Half life series and all of it's spin offs.

I could also use one for the Legacy of Kain/Blood Omen and Killer 7 series

Also I'm now at the Barrier Trio in Mother 3 and I'm confused, but I don't want to check a guide because I feel that would kill the fun.

Oh yeah, and I played a ton of SF4 with a few friends and I decided to dick around with Sakura and I think I pissed them off because I kept winning.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 16, 2009, 04:47:37 AM
a timeline of killer7 would look like this

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/7073/1238688017583.jpg)

so i beat the episode 2, id rank it about as fun as the first episode.

you may be thinking "but vlad, episode 2 has way more stuff you enjoy than episode 1"  this is damn true, nearly every part of episode 2, i enjoyed more than episode 1.

BUT THE END PART WAS THE WORST MOST UN FUN MISSION I HAVE DONE IN ANY OF HALF-LIFE or HALF-LIFE 2's EXPANSIONS OR GAMES PERIOD. 

so because of that, alone, i rank them about the same, otherwise episode 2 was a lot more fun than episode 1.

and fuck the ending, fuck that, fuck that, i was just starting to enjoy said character as well. 

for no reason other to waste time, i shall rank them in terms of good to bad

half-life > opposing force > blue shift > half-life 2 > EP 1/2

ironic since i enjoy the first one the most, and that enjoyment goes down as they make more....but really i enjoyed them all.  i would replay them all (ive beaten half-life AND half-life 2 three times each) save for the episodes to be honest.  do note that half-life is my favorite single player fps...and blue shift/opfor are nearly the exact same game with different levels (and different guns in opfor's case) so i guess it's pretty fuckin obvious why i like them so much.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 16, 2009, 06:53:43 PM
BUT THE END PART WAS THE WORST MOST UN FUN MISSION I HAVE DONE IN ANY OF HALF-LIFE or HALF-LIFE 2's EXPANSIONS OR GAMES PERIOD. 

You must have done it wrong then, or were you trying to save every building?

Also, SF4 online just isn't fun. Like, every other match I'll fight someone genially better then me and I enjoy it, then I fight some shitty person who runs away and spams fireballs and I can't counter it effectively with a half second of lag input. It's all bringing back bad memories of Brawl online were Ike players could spasm side smash and win, but this isn't that bad.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 16, 2009, 07:04:23 PM
i lost the lumbermill, and that's it.

also, you don't mind people better than you, but you lose to people "not better than you" with simple fireball spam?  the lag in the game isn't that bad most of the time. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 16, 2009, 07:24:05 PM
the lag in the game isn't that bad most of the time. 

Most fights are either 2 or 1 bar of connection. That whole split second is enough to fuck up A LOT. It honestly wouldn't bother me that much, but when I'm playing as someone who has no projectile it's amazingly frustrating. It's just chase them to the corner, do some damage, have them escape and do the whole thing over again and I always get hit like 3 times during that whole chasing part.

That, and it's amazingly frustrating when you know what to do to beat them and you just can't do it. Hell, that ALL this one kid did so I fought back using the exact same tactic and I won, but it wasn't fun.

Oh yeah, and did Mother 3 really need a rape scene?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 16, 2009, 09:06:59 PM
It's only a rape scene if that's what you get out of it. Itoi never put one in the game if you ask him. But that's how people in the US see it because that's "funny" or whatever.

Also I've definitely never had really any noticeable lag in SF4. Even at 2 bars I still never get more than a quick spike here and there.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 16, 2009, 10:00:29 PM
It's only a rape scene if that's what you get out of it. Itoi never put one in the game if you ask him. But that's how people in the US see it because that's "funny" or whatever.

Also I've definitely never had really any noticeable lag in SF4. Even at 2 bars I still never get more than a quick spike here and there.

Oh please, it's painfully obvious that it's supposed to come off like that, or at least that's what the translation makes it seem like. You see a kid and a older "guy" nude in a hot spring and the older guy swims up behind him and says "endure it" and then the screen goes blank. You'd have to be dense to think otherwise.

As for the lag, I could notice my opponent also getting hit by things that would normally be block able so it's not just me.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 16, 2009, 10:43:16 PM
It's not a rape scene, no matter what you want it to be. It wasn't written that way and shouldn't be taken that way and the only reason you are taking that way is something on your part.

Lucas learning PSI was written to be like a fever that he has to endure hence the enduring. When it goes black, you're just assuming Lucas gets raped, which is ridiculous and says something about you. And the Magypsies are neither male nor female. They have no desires on humans.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 17, 2009, 01:08:35 AM
Most fights are either 2 or 1 bar of connection. That whole split second is enough to fuck up A LOT. It honestly wouldn't bother me that much, but when I'm playing as someone who has no projectile it's amazingly frustrating. It's just chase them to the corner, do some damage, have them escape and do the whole thing over again and I always get hit like 3 times during that whole chasing part.

i use honda and i generally don't have problems.  it can be annoying, but it's just one of those "deal with it" things.  but i could be saying that because i play sf2, and well, the fireball spam in sf4 is nothing (unless fighting AKUMA) in compairison.

That, and it's amazingly frustrating when you know what to do to beat them and you just can't do it. Hell, that ALL this one kid did so I fought back using the exact same tactic and I won, but it wasn't fun.

depends on what they are doing.  punishing the dragon punch NEVER EVER gets old.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 17, 2009, 04:22:18 AM
Lucas learning PSI was written to be like a fever that he has to endure hence the enduring. When it goes black, you're just assuming Lucas gets raped, which is ridiculous and says something about you. And the Magypsies are neither male nor female. They have no desires on humans.

I suppose you could say that, but the whole hot spring and the naked "man" walking up behind him and saying endure it would come off as a rape scene in most peoples eyes. You'd have to not understand basic human reproduction to think otherwise.

That and Magypsies come off as feminine cross dressing men kind of a moral lesson there, the whole "don't judge simply because they seem odd to you" type deal as well as a horrible first impression so assuming it as a him isn't a real stretch.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 17, 2009, 10:42:50 PM
mass effect for the 11thish time...trying something kind of different

sentinel with singularity as an extra skill

using ASHLEY (i hate her...so this will be new) and garrus

otherwise my shepard looks the same, only blacker, and with white lipstick and white eye stuff, kind of GANGURO

as for the 'blivion.  either A i start getting into it, B i find some more mods, C turn it into a morbrowind thread.  either way, no updates for a while.

so yeah, that.

also, leveling priority in this game

keep charm maxed>armor to get shield boost > specter to get unity > weapon > everything else

that's how i roll.  also for engineerey people, decription/electronics are first, so i don't miss a single item.

*edit*

ok this is weird.  even with my adept and engineer playthrough for achievements, i never really used/found much use in combat for party members.

but like, sentinel has no "weapon" skills or even no "armor" skills.  i mean, i guess the class skill gives some bonuses to pistols, but nothing for armor.  because of that, i have an asston of different abilities at any one time.  so i kind of try to chill farish away from the bad dudes.  ashley kind of just shoots dudes with shotgun (or other random weapons she decides to randomly switch to without my permission....that "bug" needs to be fixed in the next game.  i mean, when i want ashley to do CARNAGE and she has the fucking useless assault rifle out, I CANT FUCKING DO CARNAGE FOR AN HOUR IT TAKES HER TO SWITCH BACK WEAPONS IF SHE DOES SO IN THE FIRST PLACE AFTER I TOLD HER TO SWITCH) and nothing much more.  garrus is like SNIPER RIFLE I CAN USE IT FUCKER DIE.  so if i can keep him back (he ain't the most durable fucker in the kitchen, even with max electronics) he basically kills everything, my job is kind of to shoot bitches with the pistol whilst knocking people around (neural shock, throw, lift, singularity).  and pistols do pretty ok damage, and marksman (oddly the sentinal class skill gives this ability) makes your pistol into an automatic weapon, so the damage is nice.

huge block of text = garrus + sniper rifle = probably the only combat useful party member in terms of killing people with guns 

no joke, in my 10 playthroughs, none of them have been "hybrid" classes.  and about all 10 were with soldier.  (got to the end of the game but deleted said files after achievements with engineer/adept)

but if you have singularity unlocked, why would you even want an adept?  i guess you could have an assault rifle or shotgun, and you have an armor skill.  but really you don't want a shotty on insanity if you aren't a soldier, the AR is the ken of weapons in this game so don't use it, and the sniper is kind of difficult to use in this game all the time, so you would waste more points in a secondary closer range weapon.  sentinel gets like a million abilites, ALL of them are useful, this gives you more shit to throw in combat that isn't shootan, and pistols are pretty damn good in my opinion, with hammerhead rounds, that's a lot of knockdown bullets flying around slowing enemies down whilst your party executes them. 

but it's all a matter of opinion i guess.  i mean, i hear some people actually ENJOY the vanguard.  i mean, soldier + singularity(i don't even use this, i should have got electronics instead for more shields, odd because it's like the best biotic power in the game WHY USE MAJICK WHEN I GOT GUN) >>>>>>>>>>> vanguard

THE REAL TLDR- I REALLY LIKE THIS GAME AND I AM STILL RAMBLING ABOUT IT BECAUSE IM TIRED AND I DID STAY UP LATE PLAYING THIS VIDJA CRACK


ok so i got to novera and decided, IM GOING INSANITY DIFCULTY

so going to use this "build" (yes a build, the fuck, im not me) with the same allies...only im going to have ashley go sniper rifles as well.  main reason is she can use the AR when needed (IGNORANT ME) and well, shotties on insanity actually require you to be close to dudes.  and well, im not in direct control of ashley...thus she will do more damage on insanity missing with a sniper rifle, if she hits, well gal durnit she might kill something.

http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Gold_Standard_Class_Builds

sentinel build on the bottom

this will be the first playthrough i don't invest any points into charm/intimidate
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 19, 2009, 06:33:53 PM
shadow complex bitches, BUY IT

it's like a metroidvania (duh) but it has it's own flavor to it.  you know how metroid was distingt from castlevania, but on the grand scheme of things are quite similar, this would be on the same boat.  a shadow complex is different from your castlevania or metroid, whilst still feeling familiar.  but it's fun, the combat is cool for the genre, and well, more of these games need to exist. 

not pulling me away from mass effect, but playing along side mass effect?  sure.  (note, the only thing to pull me away from mass effect is diablo 3 or mass effect 2, not a knock on shadow complex at all)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 19, 2009, 07:44:12 PM
So, my current "mains" in SF4 are Abel, Gouken, Akuma (lololololol) and I'm trying to learn Fei Long considering he seems like a good aggressive striking character. I've decided to do the trails because I figure it will get me more familiar with what's possible with the combos in this game.

Also I'm still somewhat stuck on the Barrier Trio in Mother 3 and I got to the second Steamwood incident in Brave Fencer Musashi (FUCKFUCKFUCKINGFUCK) so I put both on hold somewhat. So most of my gamen time is spent on GG and SF4, which should change once I get a decent non fighting game going.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 19, 2009, 10:17:34 PM
i officially hate you
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 20, 2009, 02:01:45 AM
:3

Also someone reminded me of Duke Nukem Time to kill and Rampage, going to get both now.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 20, 2009, 02:06:55 AM
vlad you should look into Alpha Protocol. It looks like Mass Effect but with spies and stuff. I don't think you get actual party members aside from yourself but you can seduce/use various women and bribe people and stuff to help you out or just go in guns blazing. It'll be out in a month or two I think.

I want Shadow Complex but I'm playing Skate 2 right now and that needs to be installed to run smoothly and that means I have 200 megs free on my 360's hard drive and not anywhere close to the 850 needed. I liked what I played of the demo at a friend's house though. It's basically just Metroid Fusion with regular people.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 20, 2009, 02:52:19 AM
kind of looks like splinter cell with mass effect like dialog.  which should interest me, but from what ive seen, it's not on my radar. 

wait till it comes out to see how it turns out, i never count a game out before it's release.  well..that's a lie, spore, brutal legend, bioshock, bionic commando to name a few, but i ain't saying im not going to play alpha protocol, im just saying it's not on my radar and talk about the game after release may spark my interest.

also like, biological enemies (NON ROBOTS) on insanity fucking suck.

it's like, shield regen, health regen, IMMUNITY LOL.  it's a nightmare when you are my class, and your allies ai is equivalent to a human fetus(ie the people that are SUPPOSED to be the bulk of the damage, only so much i can do with a pistol and no pistol skill).  IMA STILL TRUCKIN THOUGH, IM BADASS!

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3033/1241852923719.jpg)

but seriously, im hella enjoying shadow complex.  it's one of those no brainer game purchases, it looks good, because it IS good.  got my "jet pack" double jump thing a while ago and fought some giant robot thing with laser guided missiles...pretty cool fight.  he's basically invincible, and you are on a longish vertical corridor, so you shoot out pipes to flood the place with water...causing him to climb higher, and well, you can assume how it dies.  pretty neat though.

AFTER WORK, sat down and played a few more hours of dat shadow complex

games like this are hard to put down because it's this same rewarding pattern over and over.

-explore small area
     -get extra ammo/health/armor along the way
-find new item
-use said item to progress to next area
     -get extra ammo/health/armor along the way
-find new item
-use said item to progress to next area
     -get extra ammo/health/armor along the way

add bosses somewhere in there.  it's like you are always getting new stuff, and upgrades it's hard to put down because it's like "ohh but the next upgrade is just around the corner". 

but uhh where im at, i just got the laser machine gun thing, which is the most recent upgrade i got.  and this cyber armor is fucking ballin, jump slam attack = rape.
     
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 21, 2009, 03:51:06 AM
I ended up beating Shadow Complex in 2:58:59 with 44% of the items and I was trying to take my time. I was kind of disappointed because everyone kept saying it was "better than Super Metroid" but I know now that's complete bs and they're likely a bunch of kids that have never actually played Super Metroid. I have absolutely no clue as to what was going on with the story. It's like THE VICE PRESIDENT WAS KILLED. Why? I don't get it. Was he in the way? They say he was in the way but they don't say why he's in the way. Why not the President? The guy at the beginning has zero to do with any other part. It's like they started a game and then scrapped it and started over but forgot to take out the first part. They also didn't do even close to enough with the various abilities you got. I blame it on it being an Arcade game and not a full retail game like it should have been. The game should have been like twice as big with stuff spread out a bit more. It looks really pretty but I'm guessing having it look like that made them have to take a hit on overall game size.

It was really fun but it's not as good as the bigger games in the genre like Super Metroid, Symphony of the Night or I guess Tomba if you count it part of the genre as it sort of fits.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 21, 2009, 04:19:25 AM
i don't really believe the taking your time part.  i thought i was blowing through the game and my stats are...

6:20
map- 86%
item- 68%

i just got the super grenade gun thing.  unless you hate searching around for items, i guess you won't get much more game out of this.  it's like the people who beat fallout 3 in 10 hours, or mass effect in 6 hours, sure you can beat them if you focus on getting to the end as fast as possible. 

im assuming im really close to the end, but im enjoying fucking around getting stuff for the time being. 

whether it's better than super metroid/sotn is down to preference really.  i like it better than sotn, but id have to replay super metroid to judge that game. and calling someone a kid because they didn't prefer super metroid is just asking to be called a nostalgiafag.  but i digress, all 3 games are a joy to play. 
 
also, i don't know what you are talking about, but the map is fucking huge.  anyway, the game seems to be damn popular at the moment so with any luck, we will get a nice juicy sequel. 


as for tomba, it's a bit too different to compare to metroid/castlevania, but i can understand the similarities.  BUT GOD DAMN I WISH THE COMPANY THAT MADE TOMBA DIDN'T GO UNDER BECAUSE I WANT A THIRD GAME!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 21, 2009, 04:27:55 AM
I don't even remember what I had on the map. 79% or something.

I don't see why someone liking Super Metroid more makes them a "nostalgia fag." Regardless of anything, it is still an amazing game and it's probably even better now than it was then just because of how few games of the genre act out like it does. It's completely irrefutable impossibly fantastic. It's not like I'm saying to myself, "Oh man, this game used to be so good! I'm going to ignore any problems the game has!" It doesn't have any. At all. I would call them a kid because 99% of the time they are. It's a fact. The entire internet is literally filled with people who started gaming with the Xbox and because of gaming sites throwing around the names of "legendary" games, they know the names of stuff so when something they think is awesome floats around, the new game instantly gets put out as "better than INSERT LEGENDARY GAME." In some cases it might even be true but no, it is most definitely not in this case.


I still stand by the Shadow Complex map being tiny.

And of course the game's popular, you don't have to pay for it. You can play through the whole game for free just by downloading the demo, playing up to the first spider mech, killing it and then pressing start the second it dies and selecting load game. Then it just lets you continue playing through the rest of the game just fine. Sales are going to tank because of it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 21, 2009, 07:08:57 AM
whatever floats your boat mang, ill just sit here and keep playing this beeotch.

new status, since i can't quit playing this fucker.

bout 8 hours in

96% map
86% items

some of these items are a tad tricky to find, but it's fun hunting down question marks all over the map and turning dem bitches into dots.

think after i 100% this, ill go for the level 50 achievement.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 21, 2009, 09:45:27 AM
I've gotta agree that Super Metroid is easily worthy of it's legendary status. I'd go on about all the good things in it, but I'm lazy... So I'm just going to reiterate that I find it DAMN hard to believe that anything they make now is as good as Super Metroid, for one single reason alone: There's nothing wrong with Super Metroid. For a game to be better than SM, you'd need it to not only be more fun, and a better overall game, but also not suffer from some marring issue, be it a potentially game breaking glitch, horrible mechanics, or any of the other myriad follies that games tend to suffer from now.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on August 21, 2009, 12:18:33 PM
Finally started playing Mass Effect.  Is it just me, or is it virtually impossible to customize your character's face without it looking like total ass?  I've tried numerous times but I just can't get it looking passable.  I think it's the eyes.

I don't see why someone liking Super Metroid more makes them a "nostalgia fag." Regardless of anything, it is still an amazing game and it's probably even better now than it was then just because of how few games of the genre act out like it does.

This.

I bought an SNES specifically so I could play Super Metroid on an actual console (the other awesome games for the system were a nice bonus, too).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 22, 2009, 01:45:48 AM
10:11
100% map
100% items

shadow complex KOMPLETED

nothing much else to say, i had a blast playing it.

*edit*

playing on insane difficulty. progress, just got double jump, on my way to the scuba mask.  figure the fastest way to level 50 is on insane difficulty, since you get hella more exp on harder difficulty settings.

also shadow complex is better than super metroid
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 24, 2009, 05:28:36 AM
Shocking you'd say that, despite me not having played either...

Also I got Lost Planet, and I must say other then being retard easy this game seems pretty fun. Also big guns are big, I've never used a shotgun that was bigger then me before.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 24, 2009, 07:06:12 AM
Shocking you'd say that, despite me not having played either...

givin with how the posts have been going, if anything it should be expected of me.

i played a little more of my dark side force user in dat kotor.  it's fun, but like, im realising i keep playing games ive played before.  GOTTA FIND SOMETHING NEW!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 24, 2009, 10:13:20 AM
givin with how the posts have been going, if anything it should be expected of me.

Agreed. I was practically waiting for you to say it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 24, 2009, 04:07:29 PM
Agreed. I was practically waiting for you to say it.

at least somebody isn't living under a rock.  i main /v/, it's not like i can act differently, i enjoy having fun on my vidya internet talk foramz.  you could go "ohh but vlad don't do that i don't want anything to do with dramah" i frankly don't care, let me have fun for people who somehow fall for it.

and im thinking of getting call of duty 4 for the xbax....i have it for pc but NOBODY I FUCKIN KNOW PLAYS IT.  this is strange because i don't really like cod4, but it's not like any of my fucking friends play sf2 online, so basically that's the only game i could play with them online, like it or not.  that said, i am always down for a game of sf2 (even i guess sf4 if you don't have 2) if anybody is down for a game or 30.

also i guess i wasn't trolling when i said shadow complex was better than super metroid, that's an honest opinion.  i would NEVER bother to 100% super metroid, while i had a blast 100%ing shadow complex.  you don't agree with it, that's fine, both games kick ass, not everybody has the same 'pinion.

that's like equivalent to saying the 8.8 twilight princess score was a troll, it's just retarded fanboys who got mad over someone's opinion.  they like it more, that's fine, but jeff didn't.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 24, 2009, 06:00:54 PM
It's just a sad thing when people think a game should get a 10 or a 9 just from title alone (and this is what happens in most cases, so I guess that's why). I bet MOST of the people crying about that score probably had never played the game. The whole state of videogame journalism is just plain sad really, but whatever. I'm not going to let it weigh in on my opinion.

Also I'm enjoying lost planet a lot, but I can see why someone wouldn't like it. The combat is pretty sluggish and usually involves huge enemies (the first humans you fight are pathetically weak, but a bit later in the game they get a lot tougher, like I stumbled in front of three of them and they killed me) but I guess that's what I like about it. You need to plan ahead a bit instead of just running and gunning. That and I need more games where I can get in and out of different mechs freely along with pulling their guns off and using them.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 24, 2009, 10:32:41 PM
i kind of got cod 4 (on 360, to play online with bros)

wetworks seems to literally go along with the "grenade of grenade 4" name, so i hate that map.  and well, just sucking right now playing team death match...then i decided to try one ffa deathmatch.

instead of getting "HURP DURP 2 C4 KILLS" i must have fucking got lucky or something because i won that game with 19 kills and 4 deaths with a 16 kill streak.  4th game of online call of duty ever.  im not good at console shootans, but it's a shootan game, anybody can get lucky.

the single player campaign on hard difficulty is what made me uninstall the game, CONSTANT INSTANT KILL MACHINE GUN FIRE + LITERAL STORMS OF GRENADES TO MAKE YOU RUN OUT OF COVER = DIE FROM EITHER THE 35346030987 GRENADES FROM BEHIND COVER OR DIE FROM EVERY SOLDIER ON THE PLANET SHOOTING AT YOU

not fun, not fun
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 24, 2009, 11:16:40 PM
The game gets a lot more fun if you avoid the mindless run and gun that is DM and TDM and join games that have FF on so grenade spammers get punished.

I once joined a COD4 free for all hardcore server and I honestly would spawn and die within secounds, and I got most of my kills by just dumping my grenade as fast as possibly and spamming an LMG. Shit's just infuriating.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 25, 2009, 04:18:55 AM
well just playing with irl friends online is worth buying the game for.  but i reckon my "class" for the time being is the following.

ak47, iron sights (i prefer them to the reflex sight)
whatever the second pistol is, silencer
-3x special grenades
-stopping power
-last stand

it's getting me going thus far, and last stand tends to throw some people off for a free double exp revenge kill.  also man, im playing a console fps...for it's multiplayer.  it's like, something i said id never do, and here i am, doing it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on August 25, 2009, 01:52:40 PM
Got Batman.

Will commence playing tonight.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 25, 2009, 01:54:39 PM
Do tell.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 25, 2009, 11:43:45 PM
i got and completed the new mass effect dlc. 

id complain, but it's 400 points, like whatever man.  basically it's a small space station, and you essentially complete some "simulated missions"

4x time trial
4x hunting
4x survival
4x capture

complete (or first place, i don't know since i just first placed everything off the bat) 3 of each to unlock the 4th in each mode.  first place like 9 of em or something and this smug turian guy will give you one of his weapons (not as good as the specter x weapons, so for my level 59 character, worthless), complete everything (or first place, again, i don't know since i first placed everything) and the admiral guy gives you a challenge for a new mission.

shepherd seems to be kind of really smug here because she's all "bitch, turn off the safety AND make it harder" and while im at it, she seems to smile more when talking in general.  not a knack but just something i noticed. 

anyway, do that "special" mission and you get the admiral's retirement home (which you don't feel bad because that badass explains when he is only going to retire when he dies) which does show up on the galaxy map.  so you got a little house you can visit whenever for grenade/medigel fillups, and if you need weapons, you can pay money for a ship to come deliver shit to you(i payed for the most expencive ship and got a specter x shotgun, while, i already have one, i figure it's nice for those who are on their first playthrough, though gear is scaled with level so you obviously won't get the best weapon in the game at level 20 or whatnot).  nothing amazing, but for someone like me, it's a nice touch.

but really, that's it.  it will definitely take longer for those who aren't badass level 59 soldiers or whatever, but i mean, it is what it is.  if that sounds good for you for 400 points you have laying around, it will entertain you for a while. 

speaking of my level/awesomeness, if anybody does get said dlc and does the last survival mission without being a high level soldier...POST A VIDEO.  goddamn, that is by far, the only thing in the game that made me go "i might die before the needed time..."  it's like GETH EVERYWHERE ROCKETS EVERYWHERE, EVERYWHERE!  i did it first try and exceeded the time i needed by an entire minute and only died because why survive longer if i already completed it.......BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTttttttttttttttttttttt i had a few close calls i will admit.

but yeah, it's value is pretty much based on how willing you are to spend 400points/how much you like mass effect.  if you are into mass effect for the one playthrough thing, don't bother, but if you enjoy the game to play through it several times, it could be up your alley.

anywho, i needed to have max achievement points for that game, which i am now 1200/1200.



*edit*

for dat CoD4, im using a stupidly underused (from what i see) weapon, RAWCKETLAWNCHAIR!!!

so im running around like a faggot with the second lmg, 2x rockets, juggernaut, martyrdom

it's a fun gay little class i have called "shootabozz"

at first, rockets seem like they suck, but if your opponent is positioned right, it's basically a free kill.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on August 27, 2009, 02:56:11 AM
東方妖々夢 〜 Perfect Cherry Blossom. Fun fun game. I need to check out some of the other Touhou Project games.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on August 27, 2009, 08:53:10 PM
Batman fucking owns.

If you love Batman, buy it. If you like Batman, buy it. If you think he'd be a pretty cool guy in real life, but its impossible for him to be, buy it. If you think Batman is a pretty boring guy but still hold some respect for him, buy it. If you hate Batman, rent it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 27, 2009, 11:51:37 PM
Messed with my emulator so now Mother 3 sounds like hell. Not sure what I did but it wasn't smart of me.

Also yeah, I'm real close to the end of Mother 3.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 27, 2009, 11:57:41 PM
東方妖々夢 〜 Perfect Cherry Blossom. Fun fun game. I need to check out some of the other Touhou Project games.

Fuck yes, touhou rocks. And Perfect Cherry Blossom has always been my favourite. So far the best I can get is the Youmu after the 3 sisters. On Hard.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on August 28, 2009, 02:49:51 AM
Heh, I'm still struggling to get past stage 3 without a continue on easy. I'm slowly getting better, as I just got the game yesterday. I've been using Sakuya mostly.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 28, 2009, 05:12:07 AM
i attempted to play COUNTERSTRIKE since i complained how cod4 was like counterstrike with respawning.

no, cod4 EVEN ON CONSOLE isn't as trash as counterstrike is.  i played a good 3 minutes, before i realised, i just wasted my time re downloading it.  friggin only server i could find with people in it, im using sniper rifle, and i just get "FAIL FAIL OLOL FAIL VLAD YOU MISSED LOLOL"  yeah...no.  i deleted the game after that.

i really wish i could delete it from my steam games list.  i would say i would like to un buy the game, but i didn't buy it, it came with half-llife 2 when i bought that game.

you know, maby it was good 10 years ago, but it hasn't aged well AT ALL in my opinion.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on August 28, 2009, 10:06:35 AM
you know, maby it was good 10 years ago, but it hasn't aged well AT ALL in my opinion.

Counter-Strike was good in beta.  That's about the only time it was good.

The team started to redeem themselves with Counter-Strike: Source, but then they stopped updating it.  Yay.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 28, 2009, 12:10:05 PM
I have have been playing Parasite Eve and it is a good game.  I have played the sequel which is far superior to the orginal.  Speaking of which it should be coming some time today ^^
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 28, 2009, 04:13:39 PM
i attempted to play COUNTERSTRIKE since i complained how cod4 was like counterstrike with respawning.

...but COD4 is nothing like CS/S.

I have have been playing Parasite Eve and it is a good game.  I have played the sequel which is far superior to the orginal.  Speaking of which it should be coming some time today ^^

I was loving the second game until it refused to read my second disc and I didn't get to save after fighting this behemoth of a boss and running through an enemy gauntlet.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 28, 2009, 04:16:17 PM
Heh, I'm still struggling to get past stage 3 without a continue on easy. I'm slowly getting better, as I just got the game yesterday. I've been using Sakuya mostly.

I use Reimu. And I mean with 5 continues, lol. I wonder how far I can get on easy, lol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 28, 2009, 05:21:41 PM
(http://screenshot.xfire.com/screenshot/large/9d189d0994606e5ff9f26d4cbc2aaca4a7cd9027.jpg) (http://www.xfire.com/screenshots/mortifiedocalot/ss_file-9d189d0994606e5ff9f26d4cbc2aaca4a7cd9027.jpg)

Oh Ryu, you tease.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 29, 2009, 03:54:07 PM
So I beat Mother 3 last night, and I must say that was a surprisingly depressing ending. I wish it wasn't so obvious who the masked man was, but whatever. I would have had it spoiled for me anyways. So I really did like how it kept switching between the point of views of the different characters for the beginning half of the game, but it felt like it came at the expense of gameplay (playing as one person in an RPG is kinda meh). Also god damn that part at the end

"Lucas attacks" "Lucas closes his eyes" *attack misses* "Lucas felt like crying"

I almost lost it at that part.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 29, 2009, 08:31:04 PM
And now you get to watch the deleted boss.

&feature=related
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 29, 2009, 09:25:03 PM
i can understand why fighters aren't horribly popular.  if you don't keep on fucking playing, you are as good as dead online.

2 win 10 loss in my latest run of matches in sf2 as t-hawk.

doesn't fucking help i fought a total of THREE chun-li's, AND NOBODY EVER PICKS CHUN EVER

least with joe shoto it's more of a chess match, chun is like, ADD HIPPITY HOPPITY BITCH YOU CANT TOUCH ME I AM THE GINGERBREAD MAN I CAN SPAM THESE KICKS AND THERES NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

ironic how i bitch about chun, and not KEN KEN KEN RYU RYU RYU RYU KUMAK UMAKUMAKAUMASUDAKSM 

it feels like something i should be able to beat, but with so little experience, how can i know how to fight her save for studying the srk forums?  and don't even get me started on the huge green cock known as blanka, i could go on and on about him.

tldr- EVERYTHING MAKES VLAD RAGE (EXCEPT WHEN IM WINNING)

BAWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 29, 2009, 09:36:06 PM
I hate Blanka. He is one of the biggest banes to my play style. The best I can do with Cammy is try to bait electricity or try to cannon spike him out of ball. And that's if he feels like actually attacking me and not just being a defensive annoyance. And that's just in SF4. I can't even imagine correctly fighting anything close to a good Blanka using SSF2 Cammy. Ugh.

I beat Prey the other day and I have to say, I'm happy I only spent $2 on that game. It was really bland.

And I'm still waiting on GameFly to send me Batman: Arkham Asylum! At this rate, they're going to end up shipping me Guitar Hero 5 instead (GH5 ships on 8/31).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 30, 2009, 02:22:18 AM
kind of enjoying dat cod4.

running around with rpd with grip, stun grenade, martyrdom, juggernaut

hey, if it gets me kills, im rolling with it.

rpd is pretty rape, though, i have yet to see the use of smg's.  they are like an lmg, but with shittier range, and damage isn't too relevant since anything kills you in a millisecond. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on August 30, 2009, 03:48:27 AM
So, I downloaded the mother 3 translation, and started playing. I just saved Fuel.

So far I'm loving the combo system (Though I can't seem to get a second hit on Yammonsters, lol). Finally, a system that rewards you for mashing the attack button after you've selected attack. (well, as long as you time it to the music, which I have a habit of anyway.)

EDIT: Well what do you know, first thing I do after finishing that post is killing a Yammonster in 1 "hit" because I got a combo.

Edit2: I like the music when you enter the Magypsies place. It seems to be based partially around Canon, and maybe something else. But it is amazingly well written.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on August 31, 2009, 02:02:29 AM
rpd is pretty rape, though, i have yet to see the use of smg's.  they are like an lmg, but with shittier range, and damage isn't too relevant since anything kills you in a millisecond. 

SMGs aren't too useful in most maps, but you can dominate in close-quarters with them.  In that, uh...one map with the tight corridors (I forgot the name of it :x), stay inside with a shotgun or SMG and you'll destroy everyone who's crazy enough to take a rifle.  The nice part about SMGs is that even though they aren't too accurate, you can stabilize them faster and burst fire in a tighter grouping.

gverav I need to start playing CoD4 again.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 31, 2009, 03:43:32 AM
gverav I need to start playing CoD4 again.

Same, but I'm pretty damn sure that most of the good servers on the PC version are damn near dead. Meh, I'll check around next time I feel like it.

That and I want to check out Mirror's Edge now, game seems rather fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on August 31, 2009, 03:47:32 AM
got an 18 kill streak on bog team death match

[spoiler]using a silenced g3[/spoiler]

g3 is effing hard to use, but for some reason I KEEP ON FUCKIN USING IT

that and im starting to lose my voice from all the yelling at dat vidya ive been doing, like literally

*edit*

actually it was the ak74u, still, a weapon im not used to at all.  i got two hours of sleep that day due to work and well i played like 6 hours of cod4, so memory = rusty.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 31, 2009, 07:07:50 PM
I used to use SMG's in CoD4 all the time and totally dominated. You just can't camp spots at all aside from staircases or small rooms. I actually really hope MW2 has more smaller locations that make use of a shotgun better because they're actually my favorite weapon. AA-12 fights would be awesome. Especially if you get people to chase you around a corner into C4 or something.

I started replaying FF8 and I'm not especially far because I work every day right now. I'm on my way to Timber. Zell and Squall have 3000 HP at level 15 due to Life Magic Refine and Tents to make Curaga. I'm really realizing how pointless complaining about Draw Magic is. Like, you don't even need 100 of every spell. The elemental spells suck for junctioning so you can have as much as you think you need and cast away. The spells that work best for stats are always really obvious (Haste for speed, Protect for Vitality, Shell for Spirit, highest non basic attack spell for attack, Cure/Life for HP) so you know you only need a few at max to really get the full benefit. And you can make most of those spells out of items much easier than drawing them anyway. So basically, the game urges you to not level and you don't actually even have to rely on drawing magic to get all your spells. And you can just use Diablos to turn off random battles anyway.

Also, apparently GameFly is sending me Guitar Hero 5 instead of Batman (booooo) so I guess I'll have something to report on how bad/terrible it is on wednesday/thursday.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: flaffl on August 31, 2009, 09:19:00 PM
I can't believe I'm getting back into Starcraft.

Although, all I do is play micromaps and not take things seriously
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 31, 2009, 10:35:59 PM
I used to use SMG's in CoD4 all the time and totally dominated. You just can't camp spots at all aside from staircases or small rooms. I actually really hope MW2 has more smaller locations that make use of a shotgun better because they're actually my favorite weapon. AA-12 fights would be awesome. Especially if you get people to chase you around a corner into C4 or something.

Highly doubt-able.They need to buff the close range weapons because currently the assault rifles are subtly overpowered. Hell, damn near any situation an SMG would be ideal a rifle would also be fine.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on August 31, 2009, 11:45:14 PM
What's doubtable? That I topped leaderboards using an SMG? Because I've done that a lot. The P90 is ridiculous.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 01, 2009, 02:34:14 AM
I mean them balancing the game more. That and the P90 is the noob weapon (I hate the term, mostly because it sounds retarded and because it can have a lot of different meanings. The one I'm going off of is that it's the easiest gun to use and to get results with). Hell I used to use it as a silenced gun because it had no recoil.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 01, 2009, 02:35:48 AM
my 18 kill streak was from a smg(read my previous post), and ive done well with them. 

but if any weapon needs buffs, it's shotguns.  seriously, nobody uses them for a reason.  but if anything, i just want more weapon variety, other than "HEY ASSAULT RIFLE IS THE ONLY WEAPON IN THE GAME"

lmg's are fine though, probably my favorite weapon type as of current.  rpd being my favorite gun of that class...making it my favorite gun out of all the guns.  if anything was changed about the lmg, it would be to make more of them, i mean, only 3?  give me more than that.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 01, 2009, 03:21:38 PM
Yes, the shotguns have a laughable kill range and the fact that the knife LUNGES and is a one hit kill is a real kick to the shotguns balls. I honestly don't know what they were thinking, but I agree that they need a buff.

Oh yeah, and despite LMG's having a lot of cons (heavier then rifles, less accurate) they're still rather awesome.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on September 02, 2009, 12:04:58 AM
Just started playing MGS4.

The controls definitely take some getting used (R2 really feels like it should be the fire button, not R1, etc) but...dang.  I love the cinematic-ness of it all so far.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 02, 2009, 01:55:54 AM
I tried replaying CSS, but I've just lost my love for the game. That and I'm fairly awful. It's odd, playing the game at a mediocre level doesn't take much but being actually good is fucking hard.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Alice on September 02, 2009, 01:09:14 PM
I just tried to play rRootage, Warning Forever, and The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.  I don't know if the problem is my laptop's small arrow keys or just that I don't use the slowdown key enough, but DAAAAMN I've gotten bad at these.  I need to find some time to practice these.  Seriously, they should put mouse controls in these games.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 02, 2009, 09:01:30 PM
playing zeno clash

HOLY FUCK THE COMBAT IS ANNOYING DO NOT BUY

that is all

*edit*

k i beat it.  the combat has POTENTIAL to be good, but with multiple opponents, it kind of feels like a mess and frankly gets pretty frustrating.

i mean, you lock on to an enemy, and you are going all fisticufs on him...then one of his bastard friends shoots you, or knocks you down "which in turn you have to spend 5 or so seconds getting back up".  they either needed to make this pretty much a 1v1 or 1v2 game, or alter the combat to better manage multiple opponents.  because sometimes you are fighting onwards of 5+ dudes at a time, and it's a bitch trying to manage everything since this is essentially a FIRST PERSON FIGHTING GAME with some shooting, but good luck reloading with a crazed whatever running you down. 

i guess if i spent more time getting used to the combat, id have some fun, but it didn't help that the game defaulted to HARD.  otherwise ive heard from others that the combat is good, and the 1v1 combat is fine, but when you mix it up with multiple people, it's just frustrating. 

as for the stuff you DON'T but a game for (story/atmosphere), it's ok.  i mean, the general tone/atmosphere to the game is pretty good, the characters are all fucked up, the environment as well.  it's like suda51 and tim burton had a baby, and frankly i enjoyed it.  hell, the entire game is pleasantly fucked up.  i mean, the game starts off with you killing your clan's "father-mother" some freakish girl/boy bird thing with a huge long nose and a screachy voice.  but it's good, i just wish the gameplay was better. 

all in all, i was frustrated during a good bit of the battles, and it lasted me about 3 hours.  but it was only $15, and the team who made the game was pretty small/low budget, so i can give them some leeway.  they ARE making a sequel, and if they can fix some of the problems for the first game, i will buy it.  as for recommending this game, try the demo(i didn't, i just impulsed bought this sonbitch), and then see how much $15 is worth to you to be honest. 

i don't like number grades, they don't really convay the quality of a game, but i would give this a 6/10.  if only because i didn't pick up on the combat as quick as i should have, but really that's my problem, since apparently most of what i hear about the game praises the combat.  that and this is a pretty unique game, and i applaud the developer for doing something fresh and new.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 02, 2009, 11:01:37 PM
I thought the demo was pretty bad and didn't bother with it after that. Breakdown on the Xbox did first-person melee combat a lot better from what I saw of Zeno Clash.

I am now playing Metroid Prime Trilogy and I will beat all three games in order and hell yes it's so good.

And I'm still waiting on GameFly to deliver Guitar Hero 5 to me.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 04, 2009, 03:50:39 AM
played a few sf2 matches.  in terms of characters im good with.

1. GIEF
2. HAWNDA
3. HAWK
4. DEE JAY
5. uhh...maby chun
6. ermm...the rest of the roster?

in terms of characters that lack much skill to use properly

1. HAWNDA
2. BLAWNKA
3. EVERYBODY ELSE AT LEAST REQUIRES SOME THOUGHT EVEN AKUMA AS OVERPOWERED AS HE IS REQUIRES A BIT MORE THOUGHT

seriously, i love using honda, but really, it's like picking the m16 with stopping power on cod4.  you use him for easy kills to have some dumb fun, you don't go "I FUCKIN OWNT U IM SO MAWCH BETTUR THAN U AT DIS GAYM!11111111111"  but seriously, it's hard as shit to deal with even his headbutt unless you are really good, and HHS is retarded on the chip damage, not to mention his command throw is the easiest throw to do in the game, including regular throws.  i win more games with honda, but im BETTER at using zangief if that makes any sense.  and blanka, well, he's blanka.  this isn't sf4 so he isn't as gay, but still, he makes me put on my "this is bullshit" face. 

also a good cammy is impossible for me, plain and simple, i CAN NOT beat a good cammy with my zangief or t-hawk.  i think it's because they are so rare, i mean, you fight decent cammys that are ok, but GOOD cammy's beat my ass down harder than the good shotos.  the only exception is a good chun, she might even be harder, but it's hard to tell because a good chun is FUCKING ANNOYING GOD DAMN. 

and sagat, in sf2....NOBODY EVER PICKS HIM EVER.  no kidding, i see more cammy than sagat, i even see more FEI FUCKING LONG than sagat.  i think it's because in sf2 people really only picked old sagat, and now that you can't pick osagat, he's probably down to ken's level, maby even lower.  he's fun to fight charge projectile characters *cough*guile*cough* with though. 

anything else to add to this bloglike random sf2 post?  uhh, looking for a character to work on that isn't hawk/gief/honda.  probably a motion character since im ok with the charge characters.  hell, maby sagat, he's kind of fun.  im thinking of motion characters and crossing them out "cammy, fei, ryukenakuma" that leaves sagat...and dhalsim...i guess i may work on sagat then since you basically have to be pro to be even bad at using dhalsim.  you know, i could even pick "insert shoto here" but even if i got past the playing a faggot character (ignore me picking sagat, i don't have much against him even being top tier, even in sf4, i mean, boxer is the best character in the game and i have nothing against him) i don't like the short range of their non fireball/SHORYUKEN moves.  that's what i enjoy about fighting them, because you can easily out poke them if you are smart.  but uhh, i don't know, never really got good at using a motion character (grapplers are different brah) so i figure it would be something fresh and new for me.

*edit*
http://www.eventhubs.com/guides/2008/oct/31/super-street-fighter-2-turbo-hd-remix-tiers-character-rankings/#comments

one of the first sf2hdr tier lists, and well, i didn't expect that at all.

zangief/hawk are easily better than fei/cammy.  sagat needs to be moved down a few notches. 

but what can i say, im not a pro.  it's just fucked up that gief, being better in this game, is put at the bottom of this list(like THE bottom, not near the bottom, THE bottom).  wellp, only time will tell.  if anything, id prefer he stayed down there, makes me feel better about my wins.

*edit*

no wonder cammy/chun are hard for me.  4-6 for both of them, in their favor.  the 1-9 zangief-akuma seems fucked up though.  maby i just haven't been fighting THOSE akumas, which is saying alot since 6 out of every 10 players EVEN ON SF2 pick akuma.  i guess it beats sf4 where 8 out of every 10 people i fight pick akuma.  sure, it's fine to have a popular character, i can now tolerate ken/ryu, BUT DELETE AKUMA GOD DAMN I HATE HIM JUST REMOVE HIM FROM THE HISTORY OF STREET FIGHTER PLEASE CAPCOM JUST KILL HIM OFF AND NEVER BRING HIM BACK.

anyway, im working on sf2 dic, he's pretty fun, but for a charge character, i think he's the hardest one to use.  i mean, he just flows differently than the other charge characters, you can't really just sit on a down back and be ok, you have to be up in the enemies grill poking them with standing kicks and figuring out when you can do your HIGH DIZZY combos for big damage.  but i guess that's what practice is for.  if you can land a dizzy, and you know what you are doing, you literally just win.  unlike sf4, no teleport, no bullshit.  that and psycho crusher is actually worth using sometimes.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 06, 2009, 03:21:11 AM
I think I might finish up Crysis. That or man up and beat steamwood on BFM. I hate myself for not beating my games.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 06, 2009, 03:32:07 AM
you should beat crysis, it's not exactly long. 

but jesus can it get hard during the jungle part of the game, those bitches FORCED you to use your suit.  which is nothing but a good thing in my opinion.  always like stealth grabing a korean and hes' all "RET ME GROW" and i throw his ass and shoot him like he's skeet. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 06, 2009, 06:15:14 PM
I'm thinking of replaying it on the hardest difficulty, because it seems it makes more use of your suit powers (oh hai Rev Rant) but I should probably finish it first.

Also after leaving Brave Fencer Musashi alone for a while I have seemed to beat the second steamwood incident on my first try with 7 seconds left. I came.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 06, 2009, 07:44:06 PM
So I beat Guitar Hero 5. None of the songs are hard at all. Scatterbrain was probably the hardest but they let you use the touch strip for the non-guitar part so it becomes super easy. The last song is Spirit of the Radio (Live) and it's really easy aside from one pattern that's just annoying that happens over and over again. The rest of the song is really easy.

Yeah, it's going back to GameFly asap so I can try to get Beatles: Rock Band or Batman or Muramasa (omfg if you haven't seen this game yet wow it's so amazing) or Dirt 2 or something.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 06, 2009, 09:32:33 PM
What the fuck, the aliens in Crysis shoot me with ICE BEAMS.

Also yeah, Muramasa looks fairly awesome, sucks I look forward to only a few games and two of them come out so close to each other.

Fucking....fuck the final boss of Lost Planet, shit's just horribly designed. No seeable attack patterns, randomly flies away from you, randomly shoots missiles, randomly drops mines, randomly fires a fuck huge lazer that can drop damn near a quarter of your life and shoots in a bunch of dumb directions. Plus I can only to noteworthy damage in close range, and it takes a while to get within range.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on September 07, 2009, 06:36:44 PM
Tried Lunatic in PCB, and I made it past the first stage on my first try (with continues, of course). Then I decided to record it in practice.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 07, 2009, 06:54:31 PM
Ok, I'm gonna have to record myself sometime. I'll make a recording of one of the later bosses, like the sisters or something on lunatic.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 07, 2009, 08:06:03 PM
Uninstalled Lost Planet. Can't stand games that change gameplay completely on the final boss.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 07, 2009, 08:46:12 PM
Wait what was hard about the last boss? I admit that the change comes from out of nowhere and feels like a really poorly-made knock-off of Zone of the Enders but I thought the ending was pretty easy. Just fire away from distance (you did know that you had a longer distance attack right?) and you can dodge most of the attacks pretty easily.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 08, 2009, 02:45:26 AM
I don't know much, outside of the fact that my range attacks to near no damage and the melee does decent. That and I really don't care about the story, but it was a fun game while it lasted. Maybe I was a bit too hasty when I deleted it, but it's still in my recycle bin.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 08, 2009, 03:41:50 AM
so i got kotor on steam even though i have it on xbox.  my standard xbox isn't working and the 360 emulation is ANNOYING with it's sound choppiness. 

doing a darkside force user since the last kotor 1 playthrough was a lightside melee user. 

started out as a scout for the free implant feats, got it to level 4 for the second implant feat and stopping until i become a jedi.  that said, doing the arena missions as a level 4 scout...kind of difficult for the last three guys. 

the melee dude i kited, didn't know you could kite people in this game, but i took care of him that way.  the "champion" i basically abused energy shields and grenades.  and starkiller i kind of abused the rest of my grenade stock, more energy shields, advanced medi kits, LOTS OF LUCK, and saving mid battle to reload when needed.  wasn't easy but i downed him at level 4.  mind you i have like 10 dex and like 8 strength, so i kind of suck at melee AND ranged combat, so im using a bowcaster since it beats going melee.

anywho, my wrist is kind of hurting at the moment else i would play some more, hopefully ill be off taris tomorrow. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 08, 2009, 03:20:19 PM
Yeah, I think I'd actually enjoy playing KOTOR again on PC instead of my Xbox copy just because of how god awful the support is for that game on 360. I want to play KOTOR 2 but I'm actually afraid of getting the Xbox version. I'll just wait until it shows up on Steam.

I'm in full swing of playing Metroid Prime Trilogy. Playing through Prime 1 and really really enjoying it a lot. Being able to lock on to one enemy and still free aim to shoot other stuff around helps a lot and being able to move around while selecting visors and weapons and scanning and all that just feels better. I've actually never finished any of the Prime games so I'm determined to finish all 3 this time around. I'm up to 48% items and 85% scans. I think I missed two boss enemies too. Namely, the thing that spawns wasps that you get missiles from and I think the war wasp hive during the fight with the flamethrower boss. Still, I'm happy with how things are going.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 08, 2009, 06:44:11 PM
kotor 2 is glitchy on BOTH platforms (seriously, i own BOTH of them), get the pc version if you planned on playing kotor 2 on the 360, the sound glitches are AWFUL.  can't much say for playing it on a regular xbox, mine stopped working before i got kotor2.  as for kotor 1 on the regular xbox, it's fine, you will have longer load times of course, but it's still really enjoyable.

plus like kotor is easily downloaded on steam for $10.00, GOD DAMN YOU CONVENIENCE!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Milk Chan on September 09, 2009, 12:19:05 AM
DJMAX Trilogy and Halo 3. I havent been going on my 360 much lately though cause of personal shit.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 09, 2009, 01:06:46 AM
Playing through Link's Awakening DX. In one sitting I got the red clothes (the best defense is a good offense) I went from about 4 or 5 secret seashells to 11 and I got the key to the next dungeon.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 09, 2009, 02:51:29 AM
in all honesty the game isn't hard enough to need the blue tunic, the red one is the best choice. 

*edit*

you know what

street fighter 4 is a piece of trash

at least in blazblue there's ONE character i can enjoy.  you know how many characters i enjoy playing in the rather good size roster of street fighter 4. 

FUCKING NONE OF THEM

im done playing this pos

i could tolerate the GIGATON SWARMS of akuma players, i could even tolerate the stupidest thing ive seen in a fighting game since the doa counter system (ultra meter), but if there isn't one single character on the roster i go "hmm, i want to work with this character and main him" im not going to play anymore.

EIGHTY FIVE HOURS should be plenty of time for me to find a character i like enough to not switch off to another character every few hours, but apparently fucking not. 

i guess i got my moneys worth out of the game, im just disappointed that im done with it.

i will ONLY EVER play the game again if it's to play with irl bros, or anybody here who wants to give it a go and NOT play their main so i can piss around with other characters.  i mean, i can't possibly go into some random game trying to use gen, it's fucking suicide. 

i mean every character i potentially want to main i just can't see doing.  chun, honda, bison are those characters, and they all have flaws to them that i just can't tolerate.  GEN is fun, but i really need to get a few hours under my belt to get the hang of the guy, and well, im NOT doing that against random people online, id throw a fit of rage. 

so yeah, im done with that game.  fucking apparently sf2 is the only fighter i like, which sucks because i enjoy some variety, and nobody 'round these parts plays sf2.  i mean, blazblue is retarded, and marvel is like blazblue with more infinities and shittier ballance.  not interested in kof, and well, 3d fighters suck.  maby when (im saying when because it's not impossible) darkstalkers is released on xbla ill give that a shot.

or maby i won't find that game, because what i like about sf2 is it's simplicity and the high amount of damage everything does.  it's simple, but there's so much to it that you keep on learning.  i mean, if anybody knows of a game like this (don't fucking say smash bros, ive played it, i have my opinion about it) by all means, let me know.  i should try alpha, though, it won't be what im looking for, fuck, it's new to me.  maby even go old school and try out mortal kombat 2.

till then, i don't know, ill be casually playing sf2 i guess.  i mean, i know i main somebody when i simply DON'T want to play anybody else, or when i do, i go back to said character because he's just too fun to use even after hundreds of hours.  gief's my man, ain't no way ill main anybody else.

tldr- sf2 is the only good fighting game in existence, and it came out 18 years ago

*a look back on the previous tldr*

i think a key issue is missing.  with sf2, for a while anyway, i was playing with an irl friend in person.  we would go online to do some online for achievements but overall we played eachother, and i got my start learning stuff by doing this.  only after that i started playing and enjoying online with my newfound skills at the game, with the head start i got from playing an irl friend, i could sort of hold my own online and thus get better from the online play. 

i haven't done this with any other fighting game (maby a little blazblue, but not really the extent of sf2), and i think that's why i really only like sf2. 

im still not playing random strangers in sf4, but anybody i know irl/online, im game.  i would like to get the hang of sf4, in particular because EVERYBODY in the fighting game scene is playing it, and maby not everybody, but it's the most popular thing out now.

even then, it's still entertaining to watch.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 10, 2009, 06:37:58 PM
I'd agree, SF4s cast is kindah meh. Damn, first L4D and now SF4, current gen games just aren't worth the cash.

Also Sony won the console war.

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Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 10, 2009, 09:41:32 PM
I would massively disagree and say that SF4 is by far the best. And I'd say it's definitely worth every penny. vlad's just crazy/overly picky/wants every game to be SF2 with its retarded priorities that make no sense to me and likes to cry a lot.

To say that "current gen games aren't worth the cash" is really dumb though. Games are worth whatever you put into them.


I managed to get into some weird magic voodoo thing this morning where I fought the #1 Bang player (he's level 88 with over 8000 matches), the #2 Taokaka, and the #3 Litchi. And the #7 Arakune. I actually beat the Arakune and took one round off the Taokaka but man, I was hoping for some easier fights after I had just woken up.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 10, 2009, 09:44:56 PM
eggman, die in a fire.  the rant wasn't directed towards you.  let me complain.  i apologize for not wanting to pay $60 for bad games.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 10, 2009, 09:57:56 PM
See? You just get angry all the time. If you post a rant on an open forum, whether it's directed towards someone or not, you should be well aware that someone's probably going to say something for or against it. Besides, if I have to let you complain about some random game, then I get to complain about you or anyone else or anything I can think of and you or they can't say anything against it because hey, they have to let me complain.

And it's not a "bad" game. You're just bad at it. You've been playing for a long time, have made little overall headway in skill past a certain point and you can't cope with it so you call it a terrible game instead of just accepting it and then you get mad because you're taking it too seriously, which is why you say you have more fun against people in real life.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 10, 2009, 10:03:06 PM
(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1540/1250210673763.png)

it's called being mad at the vidya, you heard of it?  when i am frustrated, i bitch and say things out of proportion, this makes me feel better.  you are just taking what i am saying literally.

though i guess me going BLABLABLA and you going "tehehe time to blablabla back with" BLA, BLABLABLA, BLA

and im all BLABLA whatever you say sucks (i hope i at least forced him into a tldr) BLABLA, BLA!

i love the internet.  i ain't fraid to talk back, gives me something to do.  not like i can get banned here anyway (believe me, i tried)

anywho kotor darkside run is going good.

finished kashyyk and tattoine, moving to manaan.  don't quite know, but i take this exact same order each time i play the game.  but lets see, rolling with carth and jolie.  carth is just good on the damage(dual pistols, rapid fire), and jolee is actually quite good at casting darkside powers, not to mention he can cast basically anything without it costing an arm and a leg force wise, being almost neutral and all.  so generally ill open up on groups with insanity to fuck em all over, then spam force lightning, and have jolie spam it as well.  shit dies fast.  sometimes i like throwing around the spell "kill" on smaller groups since its basically like a stun that does 50% of the targets hp over time, it's pretty fucking good.

but yeah, force powers are fun to play with when you can spam them all day and night.

*edit*

friggin two levels until FORCE STOARMMMMMMMM.  uhh finished manaan, and the ship you get abducted from, on korriban.

getting close to dat ending.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on September 13, 2009, 04:17:05 AM
Just started playing inFamous.  Fun fun fun fun fun game.  That alone makes me glad I bought a PS3.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on September 15, 2009, 09:44:58 PM
Got a rom of Pok
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 15, 2009, 10:31:03 PM
I've been wasting hours on Mount and Blade. I've got vlad to thank for mentioning it with that review.

Damn fun game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 16, 2009, 02:49:09 PM
Just started playing inFamous.  Fun fun fun fun fun game.  That alone makes me glad I bought a PS3.

That game looks criminally underrated, then again it is on dat triple.

I would massively disagree and say that SF4 is by far the best. And I'd say it's definitely worth every penny. vlad's just crazy/overly picky/wants every game to be SF2 with its retarded priorities that make no sense to me and likes to cry a lot.

Whoa whoa whao, I wouldn't call SF4 the best fighting game made, it still has problems of its own (the ultra system is kinda dumb, overall speed of the game is slow then the last installment) but it's still good.

Also I've got Devil May Cry 4 and Star wars battlefront (I'm hoping it's BF2, but it looks like 1) so those should keep me happy until Borderlands reaches me.

Oh yeah, and I'm still lazy with my roms.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 16, 2009, 06:00:41 PM
I've been wasting hours on Mount and Blade. I've got vlad to thank for mentioning it with that review.

Damn fun game.

if you got the knowhow to start out in that game, id appreciate some advice.  i mean they kind of throw you into the game morrowind style "hey there's a ton of shit to do AND WE ARENT TELLING YOU HOW TO DO ANY OF IT", making starting out, even character creation kind of hard.

anywho, the banjo-kazooie play session thing at my bros is finished as he beat it 100%...meaning i start (ie continue) tooie.

gotta say, frustrating parts aside, im enjoying tooie.  im at like 49 jiggies thus far, access to all of the levels, and im really digging the level interconectivity of the thing.  example in terydactyl land, theres this dinosaur that needs water.  simple...right?  well that's like level "5", what you need to do to finish that is go to level "8" which is located in the clouds, and break the plug for this airborn body of water which happens to be in front of the dry pool the dinosaur is at.  i don't know, i would also consider that a flaw if you keep trying to figure that quest out in the level you get it.  but im using an expert gamer from like 2001 to help me out through the tough spots (you will be aimlessly running around from time to time without some guidence) so it isn't too relevant, and im having a good time.  also i have like 13 hours into the game...and i beat the previous game (without a guide or any bs) with 11 hours at 100% items...if that says anything on how nonlinear/EFFING HUGE THE LEVELS ARE. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 16, 2009, 07:34:47 PM
I really need to play those, I fucking loved Spyro.

Also it's BF one, and I'm kinda hummed because I really like BF2 better but it's still a good game. The PC version seems a shit ton better to, what with snipers being useful (more then likely broken now) as compared to the absolute uselessness of the snipers in BF2. Still I want my amazingly overpowered engineers that were in BF2. They had health and ammo packs that could feed themselves, a shotgun that could drop a jedi if you were smart with it, and a blow torch that could hijack vehicles faster then you could take them out with other vehicles.

Oh my god, I just realized how amazing a Warhammer 40K game based on the style of Star Wars Battlefront with space combat would be.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 16, 2009, 09:31:00 PM
if you got the knowhow to start out in that game, id appreciate some advice.  i mean they kind of throw you into the game morrowind style "hey there's a ton of shit to do AND WE ARENT TELLING YOU HOW TO DO ANY OF IT", making starting out, even character creation kind of hard.

My first suggestion: you can go through the game 2 main ways, killing everything in sight, or making money by trading and shit, and running the fuck away except when necessary (you can get EXP for helping towns out and shit).

The first way is VASTLY easier.

you need to be relatively good at fighting, because unless you select a certain thing in the character creation, you usually don't have much money to start out. And enemies rarely come in groups of less than 5 or so.

Try to never fight dismounted. your horse does damage by charging enemies, gives you a speed advantage, absorbs a lot of damage, and lets you hit the enemy before they can hit you.

Archers are your worst enemy. They can do some good damage to you, so if you see a group of archers early game and you don't have many people, you might want to try to avoid them.

The path finding skill is REALLY USEFUL. It gives a small boost in movement speed, which can sometimes mean the difference between running away from a fucking huge army (like, 150 men to your, say, 20) and getting seriously mangled in battle.

Making money is a bit hard at first. But there are certain trade routes you can figure out (it helps when you have a hero in your party who talks about their homeland when you get near it, if you pay attention you can sometimes learn about what things are usually cheap there and such.) You should take advantage of those whenever possible at the beginning, because winning battles initially doesn't make much money and most of the low level equipment sells for fuck all. That's where the loot skill comes in handy. That (as far as I can tell) increases the level of the items you loot off enemies (right now I'm looting armor that has like, 20 body def + 7 leg def, helms with like, 30+ def, and various weapons and shields and crap).

Also, if you talk to a king, you can ask them to basically give you a contract of service and join in their war efforts. When you do that, you are required to respond to any summons quickly, raise troops occasionally, and in general follow orders from the king (few and far between) and can participate in battles against whoever they are at war with. It's a lot easier to win battles when your fighting a lord with say, 50+ troops and you've only got 25 or 30, when a friendly lord with like, 50 or 70 or whatever troops joins in. And you can make some damn good cash/get some good loot that way.

My main character is level 20 now, and has like, 30+ party members, something like 10 of which are heroes (hired in taverns, sometimes for a fee ranging from 100 to like, 300 or 400 dinars).

Heroes can't be killed, but if you are captured and they don't like things, they'll leave, or you may escape without them.

Some heroes don't get along well. For example, having a bunch of warrior types in your party and recruiting the trader hero may end up with the trader leaving if you don't manage things well. Basically, every hero has their likes and dislikes.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 16, 2009, 11:15:12 PM
im still hesitant into buying the game (i mean, im going to buy this sonbitch come expansion time) now due to the expansion, and $50 for aion..., but a matter of piddling around with the demo some more may change my mind.  

also come expansion, we need to get hella people from here to jump on for the multiplayer.  shit looks awesome.

*edit*

banjo-tooie

canary mary, level 8

if i can't find a way to get on the thingy without using an analog stick...i may be screwed.  because without the turbo function from my arcade stick, i don't believe i can complete this.  

seriously, you need to hit buttons FAST, this coming from somebody who can score 121 on that "hit the 0 button on the numpad as fast as you can in 10 seconds", this shit isn't fucking around.  it's one of those "be a GODLY button presser or use turbo to get this jiggy".

what im going to try later is positioning myself in such a way where if i drop a clockwork egg behind me and explode it, it propels me onto the clockwork mouse i need to ride...if i can do that i should be fine.  basically position myself, switch controllers...explode egg...hopefully do this.

*edit*

well that plan basically worked, yay! my arm is saved!

seriously though, i could probably do it on the n64 buttons, but NO WAY IN HELL ON THE 360's buttons GODDDDDddddddd, those buttons are not meant to be pressed at a consistent rate of 10+ times a second for 30-40 seconds straight. 

funny thing about that, i don't feel dirty about doing it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 17, 2009, 10:50:04 PM
I swear I get a head ache every time I play SF4. I just can't love a game where my Ultra has the same exact input of a charge move, how in the hell is the game supposed to determine which input I'm even doing? Also what kind of programmer thought that would even be a remotly good idea. Not to mention the input for the game are already a bit fussy.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 18, 2009, 08:21:45 AM
I swear I get a head ache every time I play SF4. I just can't love a game where my Ultra has the same exact input of a charge move, how in the hell is the game supposed to determine which input I'm even doing? Also what kind of programmer thought that would even be a remotly good idea. Not to mention the input for the game are already a bit fussy.

It probably wasn't a programmer's idea. I'll bet whoever programmed that bitched bout it a lot, because that is really stupid.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 18, 2009, 02:45:35 PM
It's not really stupid at all and it's been that way since SSF2Turbo. In fact, using the first half of a charge super/ultra to buffer in a sonic boom or something into the super/ultra has been a tactic for a long time. Or if you're talking about it not registering all 3 punches/kicks and instead doing one, then that pretty much never happens because you just assign a button to be all 3 together. The game figures out the input just fine.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 18, 2009, 06:52:15 PM
The game figures out the input just fine.

No. Also what are you talking about? I do the two QCFs and then the button I have mapped to 3 punches and I still get a charge move off despite having full ultra. That's one of the big reasons I like Akuma, I never accidentally do a shortcut because his ultra and super inputs are different.

It's like I need to do the input slower to get an ultra, but I never have the luxury of time when trying to land one.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 20, 2009, 05:42:49 AM
what are you talking about, as far as i know, NO charge characters have a double qcf motion for ultra.  also, 3 button macro? why?  just hit all 3 buttons at the same time, you get used to it after a little while.  my only issue with the charge ultra is bison, because for some fucking reason, charge back, forward, back, forward means an srk motion to teleport 50% of the time. 

trying new characters in...anything is hard for me.  i get my ass kicked, end up fighting the game guy, pick my MAIN and work his ass with him.  funny, i tried bison, got dominated since i suck with sf2 bison, then i fight a bison a few matches later....FUCK A GOOD BISON IS FUCKING SCAREY, that is all. 

what was my point...uhh, i need to learn to force myself to stick with characters im trying to work on.  i mean, i know my gief pretty well, i don't know honda...but unless im fighting better than average people i still win anyway with him and i have a hard time learning new tricks...which i don't need against most people.  my hawk needs work, but im still fairly solid with him.  pretty much im working on chun, and dhalsim.  maby later, some bison, but ill have to look for some bnb combos with him first. 

so yeah, that.  and if anybody wants to play some sf4, ill be game, im pretty much done with random online matches in that game (i haven't played since my sf4 rage post), but ill play people i know on the internets, MABY EVEN TALK ABOUT THE MATCHES AND "gasp" GET BETTER AT THE GAME!  but i doubt that will happen, anyway if we do, ill most likley work on who i was best with previously, chun, with some honda.  but i would like to master chun, i somewhat understand how she works...i just need to get past her flaws.  i mean, i hate it, but, i want in on the scene, and i know i can like it when i can grasp a character. 

i think that's about it, still, using somebody like dhalsim, getting worked, switching to gief and EFFORTLESSLY(well...maby not, but still i can hold my own pretty well) winning is kind of why i keep on with my gief.  that's kind of what i want with sf4, somebody who is too fun to play to want to use anybody else.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on September 20, 2009, 12:11:53 PM
played a lot of Distorted last night
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 20, 2009, 07:36:37 PM
I'm not talking about the charge moves, I meant to say the EX moves. That and 3 punch and 3 kick come mapped to a button automatically, and trying to hit said set of buttons on a controller is awkward as all hell.

Also speaking of SF4 I have 212 fights and 28 wins, I'm so damn pro. I'm not sure why, but I just don't like SF4 anymore. When I first got into it I was having a ton of fun but half of my time online is just me getting frustrated and losing.

Maybe I should just get back to Abel, I actually did decent with him today.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 24, 2009, 12:16:30 AM
Oh lol, wrong thread.

but yeah, just beat the mine cart with ants thing in Brave Fencer Musashi after a few tries, and prior to that I beat the second steamwood incident on my first try. Kinda sad considering I died at least 10 times on each of these as a kid.

Also I got enough secret seashells to unlock the new sword, so wasn't worth it considering how much better the red tunic is and it was a LOT easier to get.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 26, 2009, 03:24:45 AM
im starting to pick up sf2 chun.  frankly, she's aight, i like her.  zangief is fucking amazing, but i feel when i fight a skilled player who can keep zangief out, i realize why he is low tier.  when you can't get in, you can't get in.  when you can't get in, you can't do damage.  when you can't do damage, you lose.  especially against akuma, a decent akuma will beat my gief 10 times out of 10.  im still maining sf2 gief, but hey, if i can start getting good with chun, i can hopefully stand up to the skilled players who can lock down my gief.

maby...maby even pick up sf4 chun again....maby...

but sf4 gief, lolno, way too many akuma players out there to make gief worth using.  

*edit*

for sf2, i can't not main gief, no matter what.  times when i have the fucker in a corner and magnificently get a super after a green hand make my fucking day.  sure, it's me spinning the stick around like a two year old on speed, but it's when i get the practice to not randomly do that gives me the drive to keep on playing.  also empty knee(his jumping knee move, only land before them without hitting them) into spd, or hop (but not hitting them with the hop) into spd, that shit is just fun to land.  the former for fireball characters, and the latter is easier on non fireball characters, but less useful overall.  it can still catch people off guard.

still, im enjoying sf2 chun.  and learning a character that you can kind of feel your way around and still win games with is pretty fun.  though what's not fun is beating people just by the following

jumping short into hundred legs (i forgot the name) OVERANDOVERANDOVVER

seriously, yeah, play to win, i have won quite a few games by doing this.  here's the thing, i want those people to counter that and force me to do something else so i can learn chun.  any asshole can jump in with a short kick and do legs after that over and over, it's when they counter that which forces me to vary up my game.  and yes, i would rather lose the game with a close match than win an easy one.  that's why the game is fun, when you are reading your opponent and outsmarting them, it feels pretty good to win.  i guess beating nubs is fine, but when you beat somebody on par with you, it's why i keep on playing.

but whatever, ive seen people throw me before i can land legs, or just fucking do any reversal, so it can't be that hard to get out of.  

ive probably said all of this stuff before, but im me, and y'all know that. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 27, 2009, 04:59:03 PM


I don't know if you've seen this vlad but you'll enjoy at least the first two rounds I think.

I played through Batman: Arkham Asylum and then Wolverine. I think I'm all pow-wow'd out as far as superhero games go.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 27, 2009, 05:56:55 PM
yeah ive seen it.  but it's a good one, i mean, the best t-hawk vs the best zangief.  hawk was i think more dangerous up close than gief was back then due to him not having a whif animation for his 360 throw.  now they added a whif animation, so he doesn't have a retardedly hard tick throw thing to get out of.



4:12
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 28, 2009, 08:35:22 PM
this warrants double post

i guess my zangief irritates some people. this fellow left my game after i had won, i sent him a message reading "take it like a man" and i get this.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/681/img1458.jpg

i put on my mic to explain how funny that message was....and oddly enough i get this

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9757/img1459.jpg

welcome to xbox live?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 28, 2009, 09:09:40 PM
The best hate message I've ever gotten was

"i pounded u so hard ur pussy drips with defeat"

I am not kidding. That is actually the real message. And I won.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 29, 2009, 12:02:24 AM
this warrants double post

i guess my zangief irritates some people. this fellow left my game after i had won, i sent him a message reading "take it like a man" and i get this.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/681/img1458.jpg

i put on my mic to explain how funny that message was....and oddly enough i get this

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9757/img1459.jpg

welcome to xbox live?

lol, well, you could send both of those as evidence while reporting him.
The best hate message I've ever gotten was

"i pounded u so hard ur pussy drips with defeat"

I am not kidding. That is actually the real message. And I won.

I think that is quite possibly the best ironic insult attempt I've ever seen.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 29, 2009, 04:41:10 AM
"i pounded u so hard ur pussy drips with defeat"

That's erotic.

Also I'm starting love Gen and Rufus, plus I'm picking Abel back up. Sucks my internet is starting to shit out on me.

What the fuck, I ALWAYS lose to human players, it's like I go halfway retarded when I know it's an actual person.

Oh yeah, and I hit a Dan with an aerial fireball as Akuma, then went into raging demon, and I PUSHED him while he was stunned. Like we BOTH literally slid a few feet across the ground. What the fuck is this shit.

Fucking A I just lagged an entire round and got poked to death by a Vega. Probably going to uninstall, it just seems the online in the game is worse then 2DF and GG reloaded online (both of which are free) and a lot of the easy to do things in the game (spam projectiles and high priority attacks) are either hard to counter online or are countered by doing the same thing in return.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on September 30, 2009, 02:21:41 AM
OMG JESUS CHRIST

ESP Ra.De. is ridiculous guyz. I don't normally play these kinds of games, but it's addicting and difficult :( i can see the appeal completely. very interesting
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 30, 2009, 06:00:42 AM
So, thanks to someone posting that SS of GGXX#RELOAD I've started playing. First time playing any of the GG games. I'm playing primarily as Eddie and as Bridget (lol). Unfortunately, playing on a computer keyboard makes it damn hard to get the timing right for most moves, and I'm kinda terrible at fighters as it is. One question: How the fuck do you survive I-no? Once she gets off that special with the warning shit in the background, I'm dead. And there's no way I can even hit her 3/4 of the time. (I've put the game to Easy for now, because that's the only way I get all the way to I-no, and the last couple fights are still hard as fuck.)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 30, 2009, 09:20:22 AM
You can't touch her or go behind her during the move or it just hits you and rapes you. As soon as she does the wave, move to where the path of the wave doesn't hit, and then follow along as the wave moves when she fires it. If she does the full forward wave that covers the screen, get very close to her and time a double jump just as she fires it and you'll go over it. If you're about to die, don't hesitate to use an Instant Kill on here.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 30, 2009, 10:37:16 AM
lol, as if I could actually manage an instant kill. I've done it once so far.... In training. I'm still more or less at the "mash buttons and manage to occasionally do something useful" stage. Using a keyboard makes it hard to properly do moves, thanks to the fact that I tend to hold 2 directions when I'm doing a rotation of any sort. Using a thumb or a joystick makes it much easier to manage those.

But yeah, this game is definitely going to take some time before I can say I'm even remotely decent :/
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 30, 2009, 04:03:18 PM
I'm pretty sure you can't use an instant kill on I-No. All you can do is pull of combo stings until she decides to jump away and do her boss attack.

Also I want to get into some shumps now, but I'm horrible at them. I'm even bad at Einhander.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 30, 2009, 04:29:52 PM
Nah, I've done it a few times. Or at least you could in XX. I've never really played Reload. She just doesn't fall for it too often. But hey, if you've got nothing left to lose, you might as well do it. I remember she fell for Millia's a lot.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 30, 2009, 04:34:54 PM
Argh, even on easy she's insanely difficult for me :/ I can dodge the wave thing easy enough, but the full screen one still gets me. Maybe as eddie I could do his flying thing to stay in the air long enough, but as anyone else I can't time the jump so that I'm in the air when it happens. And then I get raped.

Also, what do they need to do to fall for it? Attack you? (yeah, I'm REALLY new to the GG games, as in this is the first time I've played any GG game, ever.)

Also, why the hell is Millia so fucking hard? It seems to me like she's faster than practically everyone, AND does more damage than she has any right to... At least, it feels like that to me when I'm fighting her.

I've managed to drastically improve, thanks to both this (http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/file/921665/25196) move list, as well as simply playing it a bunch. Of course, I'm still really sketchy on actually executing moves I want, but I guess a lot of that is simply practice anyway. I've managed a couple more instant kills though.

Also, I use also too much :/
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 30, 2009, 05:19:54 PM
Yeah, you pretty much need to mash it out when she dashes in at you or air-dash into it because IK's have pretty high priority. That's for point blank ones though.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on September 30, 2009, 05:22:40 PM
Well, I've only ever done eddie's, lol, so I don't really know which ones are point blank and such, but I know his is (I had someone not call for it once and lost the match because I was sitting there going "what the fuck just happened?")

But yeah, my question about why millia feels overpowered still stands... What is it about her that would make her so hard for me?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 30, 2009, 07:48:09 PM
ok, i have a hankerin for a jrpg.  problem, finding one i want to play.  basically, i really only play the final fantasy games, with some pokemon, and the original dragon warrior monsters.

x-2- working on it, kind of lost interest but ill probably come back later
12- yeah, see above
dragon quest monsters joker- own it, got really far because a friend traded me a powerful monster.  just say, without that monster i would have gotten bored before the first boss.
pokemon pearl- been there done that, not as good gen1/2
anything currently on the 360- im not interested, you may call said games awesome, i don't care, im not interested. 
old ps1 games- i am interested, but, cost is a factor.  i mean, i looked up vagrant story and well...im not paying that much money for a game that isn't in my top 5 list.  especially one i haven't played.

this kind of leaves the ds.  so i guess ill list off a few.
final fantasy 3 and 4- couldn't tell you, i reckon i could play them, how do they stack up to what ive beaten (1,5,7,8,9,10)
dragon quest 9- it's not out, and im not learning japanese to import it
yeah i guess that's all

and well i guess psp which ff1-2 remakes.  if 1 is any good i may get it, but 2 is like an abomination.  also, not interested in star ocean. 

so yeah, it would be nice to get sucked into a jrpg for once, last one for me was ff9...and that happened a LOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggg time ago.

actually that's a lie, final fantasy 5.  but it wasn't until 6 months after getting the game where i attempted and succeeded into getting into that game.  and that was over a year ago.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 30, 2009, 08:25:50 PM
old ps1 games- i am interested, but, cost is a factor.  i mean, i looked up vagrant story and well...im not paying that much money for a game that isn't in my top 5 list.  especially one i haven't played.

Go download an emulator and get drivers for you 360 controller.

But yeah, my question about why millia feels overpowered still stands... What is it about her that would make her so hard for me?

She's the second fastest character in the game, and I think Eddie has some relatively slow attacks making him open for her.

Nah, I've done it a few times. Or at least you could in XX. I've never really played Reload. She just doesn't fall for it too often. But hey, if you've got nothing left to lose, you might as well do it. I remember she fell for Millia's a lot.

I know in AC you can't and I'm almost sure the same is true for Reloaded.

Also for I-No, if you get hit by her boss attack make sure to use the force block (two attack buttons + block, a green ring will circle you) and it will transfer the chip damage over to your tension bar. She'll do something like half damage if you just block.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on September 30, 2009, 08:43:49 PM
PLAY ESP RA DE
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 30, 2009, 09:27:33 PM
ok, i have a hankerin for a jrpg.  problem, finding one i want to play.  basically, i really only play the final fantasy games, with some pokemon, and the original dragon warrior monsters.

x-2- working on it, kind of lost interest but ill probably come back later
12- yeah, see above
dragon quest monsters joker- own it, got really far because a friend traded me a powerful monster.  just say, without that monster i would have gotten bored before the first boss.
pokemon pearl- been there done that, not as good gen1/2
anything currently on the 360- im not interested, you may call said games awesome, i don't care, im not interested. 
old ps1 games- i am interested, but, cost is a factor.  i mean, i looked up vagrant story and well...im not paying that much money for a game that isn't in my top 5 list.  especially one i haven't played.

this kind of leaves the ds.  so i guess ill list off a few.
final fantasy 3 and 4- couldn't tell you, i reckon i could play them, how do they stack up to what ive beaten (1,5,7,8,9,10)
dragon quest 9- it's not out, and im not learning japanese to import it
yeah i guess that's all

and well i guess psp which ff1-2 remakes.  if 1 is any good i may get it, but 2 is like an abomination.  also, not interested in star ocean. 

so yeah, it would be nice to get sucked into a jrpg for once, last one for me was ff9...and that happened a LOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggg time ago.

actually that's a lie, final fantasy 5.  but it wasn't until 6 months after getting the game where i attempted and succeeded into getting into that game.  and that was over a year ago.


FF1 is really hard to play these days.

Between FF3 and FF4, FF4 by FAR. 3 really isn't all that great. 4 stacks up pretty well and looks great for a DS game.

Get an emulator and play Vagrant Story. Just don't be a bitch because that game will kick your ass.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on September 30, 2009, 09:33:46 PM
i believe 5 kicked my ass, and i got through it at level 40.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on September 30, 2009, 09:43:39 PM
Vagrant Story is a very mean game sometimes. Unless you find weapon skills that I don't remember. It's an extremely interesting game though. The story has really no good or evil side.

FF4DS is actually pretty hard too. They definitely made it at least as hard as the Japanese original version (so-called Hard Type).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 01, 2009, 07:50:55 AM
She's the second fastest character in the game, and I think Eddie has some relatively slow attacks making him open for her.

Even with Bridget she's damn hard for me. I mean, most characters have something about them that can make them annoying, but she just feels like everything is stacked against me, lol.

Also for I-No, if you get hit by her boss attack make sure to use the force block (two attack buttons + block, a green ring will circle you) and it will transfer the chip damage over to your tension bar. She'll do something like half damage if you just block.

I always forget to do that, lol.

Also, why does the screen turn red, like I'm about to do a crazy combo every time I hit someone with may's dust and jump up in the air to hit them? I'm kinda assuming that it means you have some totally badass attack ready, but other than that, I've got no idea.

EDIT: Dizzy = rape. Seriously. In training, I managed to get an 8 hit combo doing about 150 damage... I think that's quite a bit better than I am with most others. Still not amazing, but I'd say it's not bad for a beginner. Plus, aside form some of her ridiculously hard moves (Gamma Ray anyone?) she's pretty easy to use.

Edit2: Dizzy VS Dizzy.... Fucking fun. And absolute insanity.

I've gotten to the point where I can at least do some moves with each character (well, the ones I've played). Maybe not always doing what I want, or pulling something off, but I've definitely improved a bit. Unfortunately, I still really can't decide who I'd like to be my main. I know who I don't really like so much, but either way, I'm unable to pick a main or anything. Depending on who I'm up against, I might prefer a specific character, but mainly I don't have much preference :/

And yes, this is the first time I'm seriously trying to do good in a fighter. I've played SC games and such, but none of them really seriously.

Edit3: Oh god, I'm becoming vlad :/

So, I've managed to get a 12 hit combo out of dizzy, in training.... Managed to toss a qcf+S, jumped, combo'd them in air, dropped to the ground, and tossed another qcf+S. I was hoping to hit them on their way down again, but I guess there was too much recovery, and it's not RC, or FRC-able (not that I can pull that off yet anyway).

Too bad it was only a 130 dmg combo :/ Before that one I think I had a 9 hit combo that did 145.

Fake edit: just managed a 16 hit combo, lol. Too bad it was still only 138 dmg.... I should really be working on increasing the damage, not the hit counter.

Yet another edit: I've managed to do the odd RC... Too bad I haven't been able to actually combo with them.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 01, 2009, 10:12:19 PM
If you want to work on damage, I would recommend looking at dustloop.com and finding some combos. Combo damage really depends on the two types of proration (initial and I can't remember the other). Basically, if a move has initial proration of 80%, the first move will do full damage and then every move after that will do 80% of its actual. I can't remember how the other kind works.

I can't really figure out what to play. I'm playing Mario & Luigi 3 and it's awesome, but console-wise, I've got nothing. A little Mercenaries 2 here and there but it's not holding my attention super well.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on October 01, 2009, 10:20:28 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESP_Ra.De.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 01, 2009, 10:57:29 PM
It's kinda a dry spell for consoles right about now. Hell they only recent thing I can think of for PC is that STALKER mod.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on October 03, 2009, 01:03:28 AM
(sorta) necro'd:

i guess my zangief irritates some people. this fellow left my game after i had won, i sent him a message reading "take it like a man" and i get this.

Yes, welcome to Xbox Live.  And welcome to the new wave of gamers.

Seriously, gamers nowadays are such fucking pussies.  When I was in the age bracket that these Xbox fags are in, nobody that I knew would dream of disconnecting in mid-game regardless of how badly we're losing.  Now, my friend tells me that people he plays with on XBL constantly disconnect when things don't go their way.  Indeed, when I used to play R6:Vegas I ran into that as well -- get the intel too early on attack and defend and half of the defending team leaves.

Grow a goddamn spine, you fucking brats, and learn from your defeat.  That's the only way to become a better player.

</rant>
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 03, 2009, 02:40:02 AM
Completely agreed, though honestly, I will likely leave if it's beyond 1 sided. If I'm severely outclassed to the point where playing is an exercise in futility, why continue? I'd send them a message saying something like "well, there wasn't even a remote chance of winning there" or something, when I leave. I don't usually ragequit unless someone is doing something stupid, like just abusing 1 or 2 moves over and over. In all honesty, I'd likely ragequit against vlad, seeing how his geif plays, lol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 03, 2009, 03:35:04 AM
Agree'd. Unless I'm just plain pissed and I'm going to stop playing, I'll get off. Then again I never quit mid game in a fighting game, but I might leave a game server prior to the game ending.

Also I'm on the hunt for a new game to play. Still kinda working on getting DMC4 working, which I suppose I should do first. Oh yeah, and Link's Awakening DX is shockingly hard. Well not exactly hard but the dungeons require a bit of thought and just plain trail and error.

Also as of now I've beaten Crysis. Had the game since I built this PC, and I got pissed at the zero G part, but I finally did it. Decent enough game, the end enemies seemed like something out of Metroid Prime, but they seemed to pull it off nicely.

I just which it had more guns, and it should have introduced the gause canon earlier.

Oh yeah, and more nano suit guys to fight. Hell, get riod of the whole Zero g and squishy aliens and give me more nano suit guys and big and small guys and I would have liked it a lot more.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on October 03, 2009, 03:40:42 AM
I can definitely understand quitting if the game just gets stupid, but kids nowadays literally quit if the tiniest thing happens to them.  They only way they stay in the game is if they dominate the other player, which is just completely and utterly stupid.

I guess it's really what separates the good players from the bad.  More on this in the WoW thread... <3 anecdotes. the appropriate thread.  Damn, I'm good at going off on tangents.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 03, 2009, 03:54:42 AM
In all honesty, I'd likely ragequit against vlad, seeing how his geif plays, lol.

you should see my honda...when i upload this 3-2 close match against a random guile.  some days, i like honda more than gief, others, the other way around.  i reckon i main both.

really i rage when i am losing to somebody using the same predictable shit over and over...and im getting hit by it over and over.  it isn't their fault, it's my own for not being skilled enough to counter something so easy.  like sometimes ken can spam srk all fucking day, and i can't counter throw for the life of me because the light punch version recovers so goddamn fast my timing has to be down.  or bison, keeping my gief at bay with st forward/roundhouse.  is it much skill for him to do that?  no.  does he know that i have almost nothing to get in on him when he does that?  yes.  it's valid, but frustrating.  but i mean, i can't learn if people don't play to win.  id rather get my ass kicked and learn something over beat down a generic flowchart ken...again. 

guess uhh im playing street fighter.  i should be working on my tick throws and throw traps and shit, but for the moment im working on getting my reversal throws down.  especially with honda, because i fucking love doing reversal ochio throw.  more motivation to upload that honda v guile video, ill have it by tomorrow. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 03, 2009, 01:26:06 PM
Yeah, you get a loooooot of rage quitters in BlazBlue. It's nice that the leaderboards for it actually mark their gamertags in red to show who disconnects the most. There are people who just refuse to play against Arakune and it's really sad. It shows the matchup and they just quit out. And then I've had people that get cursed by Arakune in the first attack and they just quit. Or I jump and catch them in some combo, quit. The current generation really is just a bunch of pussies.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 03, 2009, 05:02:51 PM
Man, I really want to try BlazBlue. I'm usually not one for getting too heavily into fighting games, but GG is awesome, and I've heard lots of good things about BlazBlue... Too bad I don't have a PS3 or 360 :/

Edit: Chipp is fun, too bad Ky completely owned me :/ I can tell I'm always gonna have trouble fighting Ky with Chipp.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 04, 2009, 07:21:45 PM
I started playing the new Bionic Commando game for 360. I cannot figure out why this game got such low reviews. Oh no, you can't just free-roam around wherever and if you go out of bounds, you get killed by radiation. Who cares? It's all easily marked with a purple mist starting wherever you shouldn't be and if you follow the map to your next objective, you should never be swinging into a radiation zone anyway. Unless you screw up a swing and throw yourself into a pit but that'd be the player's fault.

It's really fun to swing super fast across the city, fling yourself up and over the top of a building, land on the roof and then deck a sniper who has no idea you're there.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 07, 2009, 03:41:15 PM
Nearing the end of Link's Awakening, and I picked up Yoshi's Island again and I'll probably get around to beating Skull Monkeys despite it being dick smashingly hard.

Oh, and I came across this interesting glitch while in Crysis, and prior to seeing it a solider would scream "THIS IS FUCKED UP".

(http://screenshot.xfire.com/screenshot/large/c0e8c231e038018b2d14650d7747d61ab9411c99.jpg) (http://www.xfire.com/screenshots/mortifiedocalot/ss_file-c0e8c231e038018b2d14650d7747d61ab9411c99.jpg)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 07, 2009, 03:49:02 PM
I fucking hate baiken.

That is all.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 07, 2009, 07:47:22 PM
Dem Floor mats getting to you, huh?

Also Kirby 64 looks AMAZING. Maybe it's just my emulator, but this definitely puts most PS one games to shame.

Bah, fuck TF2. I was trying to get better at making pipe bomb body shots (killed a scout in 2 hits, I love how the first hit knocked him slightly into the air and caused my second shot to land) and I'd always end up hitting a pipe or two and then I'd just get run over. Hell, I had a Sniper running back and forth on a platform and I nailed him with a pipe and he still just headshotted me with his huntsman.

Also I feel like I'm getting worse at GG. My Slayer combos are dumb sloppy and I don't understand any of the fighter jargon that's on Dustloop forums, plus there's no real tutorial videos for anyone I'm playing.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 07, 2009, 11:46:45 PM
Dem Floor mats getting to you, huh?

Nah, those are mildly irritating at best. I'm playing as dizzie a lot now, and I can't get a fucking hit in on her. Her defensive play is amazing, considering that's what she's designed for. I never fight her as one of the easier AI opponents in arcade. Combine that with the fact that dizzie's not all that fast, and you've got a recipe for disaster for me. It just feels like baiken's faster, got more priority, and controls the level far better than me :/ It doesn't help that dizzie's overdrives are still DAMN hard for me. I could literally move the entire screen away, and repeat the instructions for Gamma Ray 10 times, and still not get it, and then get my ass kicked, once baiken gets over to my side again.

I'm not sure what I need to change in my gameplay to adjust for her, but I have a suspicion it involves controlling the stage and keeping distance... Which I'm terrible at.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on October 08, 2009, 12:58:41 AM
OH MY GOD  why are manic shooters so damn addicting? and why has it taken this long for me to see the appeal. haha.

gonna play sum iidex now kthx
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 09, 2009, 03:06:32 AM
Picked up D2 again on a private server and got to act 4 within half of a day. The game is massively hectic when you have people who play and you don't damn thing past act 2 and they're beating everything instantly.

Fucking hell, I can't get my acquired version of Dues Ex or Devil May Cry 4 to work, HALP.

Deus Ex says it cannot find "\system\OpenGlDrv.dll" and I installed DMC4 and whenever I try and run it it just gives me a black screen.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 14, 2009, 07:53:22 AM
im uhh going to give sf4 another crack.

bison all the way this time, no pussyfooting with other characters, just bison.  going to put forth some effort into learning some basic combos and whatnot.  also, no getting careless with ultra, im pretty sure you can only combo into ultra with his j strong command normal(two medium punches).  it's funny, i used bison the most throughout the entirety of the 90 hours i put into the game. 

pictures because i have a camera and i like using it

character usage

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/686/img1513g.th.jpg) (http://img444.imageshack.us/i/img1513g.jpg/)

and the reason i bitch about blanka

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/2206/img1514a.th.jpg) (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/img1514a.jpg/)

also ill try using "Embed thumbnails of this image" in imageshack more often.  saves me typing the html tags, and well, no HUEG IMAGES for those of you with smaller monitors/browsing mobile or whatnot.  i would have used it earlier, but nobody told me about it and i was pretty content with posting huge images since nobody complained.

i have a 39% winrate by the way with around 1200 games played over 90 hours.  not very impressive.  but i haven't really gotten to a point to where im really comfortable playing yet, not real worried about it. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on October 14, 2009, 07:19:36 PM
Picked up ODST if anybody wants to chill.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 14, 2009, 10:32:30 PM
I swear, every time I play a Legend of Zelda game I over think a puzzle and it takes me forever to do it.

Either way, almost done with Link's Awakening and Megaman Zero 2 is forcing me to use save states.

Megaman Zero 2 is DONE, probably going to get the third game soon, it was damn good.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on October 19, 2009, 08:26:55 PM
I'm probably getting Borderlands tomorrow. I am really excited, it looks great.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 19, 2009, 09:59:30 PM
i like never work tuesdays...and i work tomorrow.  kind of gay, but me getting borderlands depends on amazon shipping.  so i may play it, i may have to wait a bit. 

and again i guess i only work a 4 hour shift (5pm-9pm) so whatever, pretty easy. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 19, 2009, 11:09:27 PM
I finally completed getting all of the stars in Mario Galaxy. I had 10 left for the longest time. And now I can play as Luigi. So cool. The game never fails to make me smile.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 19, 2009, 11:14:48 PM
Hah, and I felt bad for not getting all of them with Luigi.

Also I'm god awful at RTS games. I was doing good in Dawn of War and controlling just over half of the map, then the enemy kept hitting me with airstrikes and their set up turrets (hate the imperial guard) and all my guys get mowed down by their massive numbers.

Ugh, I used to be decent at this game but I stopped playing for a while and now I can't ever win against a normal enemy.

Link's Awakening is now done. Damn good game, and surprisingly hard for a Zelda game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 21, 2009, 03:51:22 AM
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/2310/img1519a.th.jpg) (http://img34.imageshack.us/i/img1519a.jpg/)

yeah, i kind of fucking suck at this game.  i played about 30 or so games today...won MABY two.  no joke, two, maby, i know i won one, the second one may not have happened. 

i keep trying to do bison's links and well, LAWL MASH DRAGON PUNCH(you know, since the only character in the game is ryu) and im dead.  i don't know if it's the internet lag, or my timing is off, but it's pretty frustrating.  serves me right for not being into fighting games years ago else i would have the basics down by now i guess.

uhh and bison IS my main.  i can't play anybody else (i don't like how turtley honda/chun are, and you know my opinion on gief) so this is my man. 

but i guess i had some good games with this cammy player, id always get dped out of my shit, and i lost pretty much all but one (my only win) of the games, but they were close for the most part.  im fine with close games, but when some random gosu ryu joins my game FADC ULTRA OLOLOL YOU DIE i just kick him, because i can't learn how to get better when i literally get double perfected over and over. 

tldr = mortified, get a 360 and lets play.  newf, quit using blanka and lets play.  me, quit going back to sf2 to feel like i don't totally suck and keep on trucking at sf4. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 21, 2009, 04:11:48 AM
(http://screenshot.xfire.com/screenshot/large/994fba9710cf38190719a435744cef16385b0fc9.jpg) (http://www.xfire.com/screenshots/mortifiedocalot/ss_file-994fba9710cf38190719a435744cef16385b0fc9.jpg)

You now know exactly how bad I am at SF4. That and I was playing GG on the reloaded server and loving it, too bad their jackass to fun people ratio is like 2/5 (with a tiny community it makes a difference).

Still, I plan on picking up SF4 again and getting better with Abel, Akuma, Rufus and Maybe Gen.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 21, 2009, 04:17:26 AM
how is it that you have half my time played, but only 200 fights when i would have 700 fights at around your time?

though i admit i only recently started using training mode, maby i should further practice dem bison bnb combos until i get em down to 70% plus success rate. 

also like gen is awesome, i may have to put in some time with him on the side. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 21, 2009, 04:22:28 AM
I don't play that much online, and I'm assuming that's only online fights data.

I also went though a phase where I wanted to try a bunch of new characters, so I played Arcade a lot.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 21, 2009, 04:27:08 AM
i guess that makes since since i really only play against random online people.  would be nice to have somebody to talk to as im getting destroyed, so i typically don't play as long as i otherwise would.  

also, what the fuck is happening here.

&feature=sub

3:44

it's like a clusterfuck, and diago misses his ultra because of it

*edit*

well it could and will still be lag, but my knee press wouldn't combo because my timing wasn't proper.  fighting games need to better explain how to play their games.  i mean, how is somebody supposed to know if say...

c short, c short, c short, short/forward knee press(as in either short or forward since the roundhouse doesn't seem to combo, or if it does, it's really hard to combo)

you would assume "tap, tap, tap, tap" and it won't work.  you essentially tap three times normally, and double tap the last tap to get it to work.  "tap, tap, taptap"  but i mean, im getting that down in training mode, i can sort of do it now.  still like, an involved tutorial per character would be really nice and get more players up to higher levels of play faster.  i mean, unless you know people or read srk, you won't really figure this stuff out without much trial and error.  i mean even the trials, that thing they said would help new players learn the game doesn't really do that.  it tells you do to moves, and then you get to a part where "how the fuck do i do that, i mean, im doing the moves, but it's not going", so you have to visit youtube/srk to get the answer to that.  

like bison doing knee press into super, i didn't know how the fuck to do that until i randomly hit the right motion.  i mean, your knee press requires a charge, as does your super, how the fuck are you supposed to know your super uses the same charge that the knee press you just used is using?  how the fuck are you supposed to know to immediately do the super motion the instant you finish the knee press motion?  other than trial and error or going outside the game to the internet, you can't unless you knew from somewhere else.  

im damn surprised no fighting game (that i know of anyway) teaches you this stuff.  i would think basic bnb combos should be at least covered on a character per character basis.  sure the trials do that to an extent, but they don't tell you HOW to do them.  that and they teach you how to do moves, but no context on which situations to use them in, like bison's psycho crusher, it fucking sucks, i would like to know why i would want to use it aside from using ex psycho to escape from a corner.  

a bit ranty?  yeah, but i feel i make a good honest point.  hell, i only feel it would help people who are even lesser than me at the fightans. im not good, but there are many many many people below me, and people that are just intimidated to even start playing the genre.  if they have these learning tools, that only brings more people into the scene. so yeah, that and getting my ass kicked online, going FUCK BISON, switching a few characters, realizing i only know bison, and continue to use bison.  ill get there eventually if i keep on trying and sticking to my one character.      
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 21, 2009, 01:49:55 PM
Virtua Fighter's had a training mode where you can try out every move in the game, as well as show you moves that are useful for pop-up and then useful follow-ups, while also allowing you to just hit a button to have the AI show you how to do it.

I have about the same matches and time as Mort there (although I've still got my 70% win ratio hooray). I've spent a lot of time finishing out the Challenges and all I have left now are just the Trials that are all pretty retarded later on. I still need to go through Arcade with everyone on Medium though. I know I'm missing at least a few.

Oh well, I won't even be able to play the game for at least another 2 weeks due to my 360 being DEAD. Aggggh.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on October 22, 2009, 12:30:31 PM
Okay so in non-fighting game news, I got Borderlands on Tuesday and its awesome. Love it. I really enjoy the weapons hoarding, and the graphics are great. I find a certain pleasure with the idea of a sniper rifle that lights people on fire or an SMG that electrocutes people.

I have also been playing Bad Company and ODST. Both are fun as well. And these are all co-op too, so if anyone wants to play, gimme a holla
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sqthreer! on October 22, 2009, 04:29:28 PM
I've gotten back into Spore for the third time. But now I'm determined to conquer the universe. I've decided to go about my business in the spirit of the USA this time. I build my army and destroy all other living things the first chance I get. And now that I'm in space, I'm allying with a bunch of other species and secretly coordinating an effort to ultimately destroy them all.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 23, 2009, 04:40:47 AM
Fucking Parasite Eve 2 has a third branch of magic that only "unlocks" and shows up when you upgrade both of the other branches to three and my magic points are already spread around thoroughly. Looks like it's time to GRIND.

Also the game is starting to get damn hard, the GOLEM soldiers take a ton of punishment.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 23, 2009, 06:01:53 AM
since waiting for shipping to give me my damn game sucks, i borrowed borderlands for a few hours and got to level 11 with lilith and yeah.  

takes a little while to get in the groove of how things work, but when you do, it's pretty good stuff.  it's basically what i expected it to be, and i look forward to my game arriving in the mail.  

shoot things
get items
level up

that's what you should expect out of this game, and it provides just that.  haven't did much multiplayer save for the split screen for about an hour, and well...id prefer online due to the split screen being vertical rather than horizontal...yeah...hard to play to be honest. 

so yeah, fun fun, just waiting for my copy to arrive in the mail.  they said the 27th, and it shipped from kentucky the 19th...so ive honestly been expecting it any day now.  KY isn't that far away from here, though, free shipping, i should expect it to take a little longer than normal. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on October 23, 2009, 08:26:02 AM
split screen being vertical rather than horizontal

Why the everloving fuck do they do that for an FPS? That shit pisses me off so much when they do it to an FPS. Seriously, who decided that giving your character tunnel vision for multiplayer was a good idea?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 24, 2009, 04:08:39 PM
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/2641/img1520e.th.jpg) (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/img1520e.jpg/)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/323/img1521v.th.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/img1521v.jpg/)

pretty self explanatory if i do say so myself
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on October 24, 2009, 07:03:17 PM
Step 2: put your junk in that box
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on October 24, 2009, 09:24:05 PM
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/2641/img1520e.th.jpg) (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/img1520e.jpg/)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/323/img1521v.th.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/img1521v.jpg/)

pretty self explanatory if i do say so myself

Pretty winning game my friend.

We'll have to play together. Its probably best if we do it at around the same level, otherwise its going to be hard for someone.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 24, 2009, 10:00:52 PM
if the same level thing isn't possible (i have two friends who are level 25 and intend on catching me up) we can always start new with different characters.

but uhh, playing some more, it's really easy to die in this game.  i guess this is a good thing, i enjoy playing careful and taking my time through shit rather than going gung ho mgs3 fuck stealth i have a shotgun style (though that is fun in the case of that game).  basically i snipe shit when i can, smg is good for the flying sons of bitches, and i have some blue stupidly powerful (36 damage times 12...and the second best shotties ive found was like 21x11) shotgun, which goes through badass enemies like a hot knife through butter.  did i mention the thing fires pretty goddamn fast(possibly due to my SHOOT FASTER talent) and has 12 shots before a reload?  yeah, the only thing that could make this fucker better is x4 of an element, but it's pretty overkill for me as is, so yeah, good shit.

sure they have to be close to me, but enemies tend to ass rush you anyway, so when they do, i got it covered.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on October 25, 2009, 12:04:42 AM
I got rid of that stupid TX Wave thing the second I got it. I fired one shot and knew it sucked. SMGs and Snipers for me. Plus if I can pick up a good revolver then I'm set.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 25, 2009, 05:11:10 AM
level 20 and using that same level 8 shotty.  still makes things dead.  also i would almost take a shitty repeater over the tk wave, weapon is horrid.  

replaced my smg with a combat rifle.  smg's are more close range, and i have a shotgun for that.  combat rifle will cover the medium range stuff, and the sniper for the obvious.  

also how are you specced with your lilith?

this is how mine looks anyway.

http://www.borderlandsthegame.com/skilltree/lilith/#21000000055000500000000

and how i intend it to be at 50.  

http://www.borderlandsthegame.com/skilltree/lilith/#21505005555000555000000

i think it's a good blend of damage, and defense.  i could put more stuff into the phasewalk bs, but i just see that move is a "IM FUCKED TIME TO PHASEWALK THE FUCK OUT BEFORE IM DEAD" kind of ability.  rather than an offensive move.  but i mean, if you end up using it and liking it, id be happy to know the results.

*edit*

more of my opinion on the game.

krazey and i played for a while, then one of my friends jumped in, and we three playered it for a few hours.  then krazey left, and another of my friends jumped in, so we three playered it up for a few more hours.  and before you know it, it's 5am, and it went by like a flash.  

this is one of those games i would call fun, i highly recommend it.  

*edit*

http://www.borderlandsthegame.com/skilltree/brick/#31000000055050005055555

posting this so i don't forget.  i just want to be a big durable rocket launchering machine.  i put cast iron in there because using a rocket launcher, it would be stupid to not want to point blank rocket launcher foo's, so the explosive resistance is needed.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on October 25, 2009, 01:02:54 PM
How do you skip to Intuition in Elemental without having to spend points on Radiance and Resilience?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 25, 2009, 04:10:30 PM
Holy fuck, Parasite Eve 2 just got unjustifiably hard. First there was this giant fetus type boss that had two attacks that are almost impossible to dodge, and one of these attacks will one hit kill me unless I use my shield magic and have full health. Then after that there's another boss. I know survival horror games are supposed to be hard, but this is nuts.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 25, 2009, 06:42:40 PM
How do you skip to Intuition in Elemental without having to spend points on Radiance and Resilience?

you don't need to put points into the next tier to advance.  i just put my second set of 5 points into tier 1, and it unlocks tier 3.  it doesn't matter where you put them, only how many points are spent. 

to unlock tier 3 you have to spend 10 points anywhere in that tree.  to unlock tier 4, you have to spend 15 points anywhere in said tree. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 25, 2009, 07:28:38 PM
Oooh I actually really like that. Nothing more annoying than skill trees forcing you to put points into skills you don't even want.

I get my 360 back tomorrow and I'm super psyched. My SF4 and BlazBlue skills have probably dropped of considerably but we'll see. I should hopefully be getting Tekken 6 from GameFly too.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 25, 2009, 08:17:55 PM
you can even test it out right now.  just click one of my build links, hit reset, and see for yourself. 

i'll also relink this incase anybody forgot about it/needed it.

http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Borderlands_Wiki

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 26, 2009, 03:44:51 AM
I can't seem to play Diablo 2. When I play it alone it feels to damn slow, when I'm with others they flip a shit that I haven't played the game and I have no real clue what to do past act 2.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 26, 2009, 04:24:45 AM
press Q

*edit*

http://aroojiobrow.blogspot.com/

I HAVE NOT PLAYED STALKER BUT THIS INTERESTS ME

stalker gameboy demake
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 27, 2009, 04:10:04 AM
Speaking of STALKER, steam is having a sale for like 5 bucks for the first game, I'm picking it up.

Also Borderlands is nuts, played the mutliplayer and we got split up on this one massive level that was like a goddamn maze (it was inside) and I got killed by the same bad ass guy like twice. Trying to take a bad ass down that's your level alone when you have three other people in the room just ain't happening. Hell, I died like 3 or 4 times trying to do a mission right on my level alone. Fucking Alpha Skags are monsters, but the fact that you can run like a madman and jump high as hell help.

So far people seem to not be loving my cauterization perk (they run away when I heal them, what the dick), BUT I'm basically burning points until I can get health for getting kills, and I can always redistribute my skills if I'm not loving the placement.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 27, 2009, 06:43:16 AM
im like level 28 and where im at is i technically killed krom. 

i say technically because the brick in my group fucking went kamakazi up the whole fucking thing (dying about 10 times in the process, but second winding each time) and killed him while i was a mile away. 

starting to appreciate revolvers as well.  get one with a scope, and high damage, it's a nice sniper rifle option to be honest(for use in ranges not comfortable to be using a sniper rifle with).  sure my revolver holds two bullets, but fuck, unless it's a brute, it's most likely dead after those two shots. 

i guess i could have an assault rifle, but fuck those.  i roll with sniper rifle (<) smg (^) shotgun (v) revolver (>) with the revolver interchangeable with a nice elemental rocket launcher if i find one.  i see it as i need a good damage smg, i am lilith, that's just what she does (with like 48% increases on smg damage with the class mods, it's frankly retarded not to have one on you if you are the siren, it's just the best close/mid range damage you got), 12 mag shotguns i enjoy for little swarm mobs, and sniper rifles because enemies in this game will kick your freaking ass if you aren't careful and picking off enemies from a distance is always a good idea.  revolver kind of fits that "random mid range" slot, even though my smg/shotty are just fine at mid range, it's harder to headshot at those ranges, and well when the revolver headshots, it basically kills. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 27, 2009, 03:24:24 PM
Yeah, I figured snipers would be useful early on, considering the advantages of hitting something from far away.

Also I bought STALKER SoC for 5 bucks on steam, they're having a massive sale on it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 27, 2009, 06:11:16 PM
So I finally have my 360 back and I've started to play Magnacarta 2. 10 hours in and the game's awesome. Considering how awful the first one was, I am very surprised.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 27, 2009, 07:09:01 PM
Quote
To host an online game, the following ports need to be opened / pushed to the host's internal IP address:
6500 (TCP/UDP)
9989 (TCP/UDP)
7777 (TCP/UDP)
28900 (TCP)
27900 (UDP)
28910 (TCP)

Halp.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 28, 2009, 02:05:41 AM
Almost got my connection problems straightened out, but apparently it didn't work...

Maybe I need to restart my router for them to take effect?

Anyway me Ulti and another friend where playing Borderlands for like 6 hours today, we got to the next zone and the two boss fights in there were fucking insane. One was a giant Skag that had boss attacks and a ton of health, the other was this arena filled with enemies, enemy cars with rocket launchers, and one huge truck with two rocket launchers as the boss. Also the driving in this game is surprisingly fun, a little bit too floaty but still fun.

Ugh, I'm never beating PE2 or MDK 2 at this point, but at least I'm having fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 28, 2009, 02:34:04 AM
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/4250/torchlightchar.th.jpg) (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/torchlightchar.jpg/)

ok, this game.  if you don't like diablo styled games, you will fucking hate this game.  if you love them, you will fucking love this game.  it's that simple.  

three classes, melee dude, ranger girl, mage guy.  you can see, i chose the ranger.  figure i generally go melee in most games (exceptions are diablo 1 and 2 where i typically go sorceror/necromancer respectivley) and i don't generally pick the ranger, so i figured i would mix it up a bit.  also there's guns in this game, so like you can have a rifle, pistol, pistol/shield (AWESOME COMBO THAT IVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE), dual pistols, which is cool.  but i found this bow which does too much damage, so i kind of had to choose it.  

also regardless which class you pick, you get a pet, which can be a cat or a dog, and you can name it.  at first it sounds kind of lame, but after playing a while (im like level 11 and just got the second waypoint) the pet is rather nice.  they can't die, when they lose all of their health, they kind of just run away from enemies until they naturally recover health or you drop a potion on them.  they can equip items (two ring slots and a necklace slot), and have the same inventory space as you do.  

they also have two spell slots which you can put spells on them (spells are found as scrolls in this game, so you find a spell, use it on yourself or a pet, and you learn it.  this is a bit different than the abilities you gain from your skill trees, im assuming spells are universal) so literally, my dog throws fireballs, which is fucking badass.  he doesn't spam em, but he does use them enough to where i am satasfied, though he would use em more if i had him set on aggressive rather than defensive.  

the last cool thing, there's a little money button on the pet meter up in the upper right corner you see in the screenshot.  basically you are in the dungeon, you have a lot of vendor trash on you, and you just want to keep on plowing through stuff rather than going back to town.  load up your pet inventory with the vendor trash, and click that button.  your pet will leave for an amount of time (not sure what determines the time, im just going to assume the amount of items you give him), when he comes back, you receive money since he basically went to town to sell your shit.  

long story short, this game is good, and worth your money if you have a hankerin for a diablo style game.  diablo III won't be coming out for a damn long time, and this is something nice to tide one over until then.  if you do decide to play this game, i would say put it on hard difficulty (or very hard difficulty) since ive only heard normal is too damn easy.  i stated very hard as a possibility because hard feels like what normal should feel like, you know, easy, but like you have to actually pay attention to what's going on.  

to make this more of a tldr.  this game has no multiplayer.  i have to say that since some people would rather not play a game like this single player.  obviously im fine with it, but you know, some people aren't.  as for what they(runic game's the creators of this here vidya) are doing about multiplayer however...(copy/pasted from wikipedia)

Relationship to upcoming MMO

Runic plans to release an MMORPG set in the Torchlight game world 18 months to two years after the release of the single player game. Max Schaefer, Runic Games CEO and former Mythos executive producer, explained the reasoning behind releasing both a single player game and an MMO. The single player game is intended to introduce the Torchlight game world to the public ahead of the MMO. Further, it would allow the team to get a released game under their belts sooner than if they had immediately started on the MMO.[23] Also, while the Torchlight MMO will be a separate game, it will share the same action RPG gameplay and some of the art assets developed for the single player game.[14]

The MMO will feature some different game mechanics and a wider variety of environments, including a shared "over-world."[23][26] Runic has entered into a partnership with Chinese online game developer and operator Perfect World Co., Ltd. to publish the MMO worldwide.[5]

Because the MMO is planned to be free-to-play, it can be seen as a "free MMO upgrade" to the single-player Torchlight game.[27]


so that's happening anyway.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 28, 2009, 07:01:32 PM
Okay, fuck Parasite Eve 2. The final boss is enough to make me hate the game. First it's a huge enemy with a massive attack that can rape me instantly, then it's another boss with a similar attack, and after that phase she summons a clone that does nothing but chase me down and swipe at me, and when I kill it she instantly summons another. I don't even have enough time to reload and every time I get hit it either turns me blind or paralysis me.

It's not even hard, it's mostly just waiting to attack and the opportunity never comes.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 29, 2009, 02:27:57 AM
(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/6379/zombies.th.jpg) (http://img251.imageshack.us/i/zombies.jpg/)

the zombies in the picture are minions of my dog.  yep.  that was taken some time ago, i got him a summon skeleton spell, so he generally rolls with 3 zombies and a skeleton. 

my minion has minions, yep. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on October 29, 2009, 03:25:35 AM
Tekken 6 is an absolute tragedy.

Like, I know the game came out in arcades a while ago, but it looks like a slightly upscaled Tekken 5. Textures are awful, clipping all over the place, water is awful. The single player Scenario Mode is really really dumb. The final boss of Arcade Mode is probably the dumbest final boss ever (hey, let's make a boss that can do instant attacks that are almost all unblockable, make him stun on every hit, and make it so he has super armor unless you hit with something really strong on a counter hit! Oh, and he's half the size of the entire screen).

Now, you'd think, who cares? It's a fighting game and those are good for versus right? Well, it would be except the netcode is god awful. I fought a guy that had a 5 bar connection. I do too. It was like a half second of lag on each button press. I've won 1 match out of the 3 that I've been able to get into because the other guy is mashing punch and I'm trying to do stuff and it just gets me killed.

It's fun in local multiplayer. The actual fighting mechanics are good and I really like the new characters (aside from Zafina). But literally everything else in the game is worthless.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 29, 2009, 07:03:32 AM
alright if i post more about this game, ill make a thread about it.

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/9199/johnwilkesbooth.th.jpg) (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/johnwilkesbooth.jpg/)

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5760/johnwilkesbooth2.th.jpg) (http://img442.imageshack.us/i/johnwilkesbooth2.jpg/)

three things i wanted to say.  pistol/shield is fucking awesome.  im like john wilkes booth, if he was a woman, used a shield, and was a videogame character. 

second, these levels look hella three dimensional, the screens don't do the game justice, seeing the environments in motion is really nice on the eyes.  i mean, playing diablo for the past 10 years, this shit looks amazing. 

third, my dog has two different spells now.  a buff spell which enhances magic damage, and a frost spell.  there are no ways to control your pet other than sending him to town to sell shit, and he fucking buffs himself and casts frost, i love it.

anywho, i have to pull myself away from the game today.  i put nearly 7 hours into that character...(i rarely play vidya half this much in a day)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on October 29, 2009, 01:03:47 PM
I've been playing Borderlands and Forza 3 a lot.  That's...pretty much it.

I started my first run through of Borderlands as Roland.  I'm just getting to the "Catch a Ride" quest now.  I'm pretty sure I have everything else complete up to that.

I started out with a Ford Somethingoranother in Forza 3 and bought a Saturn Ion Red Line the second I could.  I'm really impressed with the graphics in the game, as well as the interior models.  Having driven an regular Ion once (albeit briefly) the look and feel of the cockpit is spot on.  I'm not sure how close the other cars are but I imagine they put the same care and attention to all of the other car models.  The driving model is spot-on, as usual.  I haven't had a vehicle roll over on me yet, but we'll see how it goes.

The AI makes its fair share of mistakes, too, perhaps a few too many.  They don't seem quite as eager to trade paint as the ones in Forza 1 and 2, which is definitely nice.  I haven't gotten to use the rewind feature much, but it seems like it could be useful for those instances where the AI rams you at the very end of the an endurance race (I'm not bitter...).  More as I discover it. :)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 30, 2009, 05:09:09 AM
(http://screenshot.xfire.com/screenshot/large/b76465bead0231ff93499f00bc1398e674d9d658.jpg) (http://www.xfire.com/screenshots/mortifiedocalot/ss_file-b76465bead0231ff93499f00bc1398e674d9d658.jpg)

The textures in this game are completely bi-polar. Still, I love how the creatures look, shit's sexy.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on October 31, 2009, 11:57:00 PM
so im actually working on doing tick throws in actual games right.  this kind of gave me a smile anyway.

knocked down ryu, as he stands up i do the following.

c jab, c jab, c jab.  then i have to pause for a quarter of a second to wait for hitstun, he then jabs, but since i jabbed three times, i was too far away for his jab to hit me.  basically he jabs the instant i spd him, winning my game.  

also funny is doing the spd at the startup of some moves, like guiles upside down kick, any ground fireball, and most likely others.  

but im working on more of the "advanced" stuff.  basically, shit i should already have down.  that and i have to look out for more opportunities to tick with st short.  i could pretty much attempt super with every st short, and if i "fail" the super i still tick into spd.  



this video shows what st short can do.  the zangief player generally plays ken from what ive seen, but he has a pretty mean sf2 gief.  

*edit*

im done with borderlands.  ill beat it if anybody is around level 28, otherwise, 20 hours in the game and ive had enough.  good game, just drags on a bit too long.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 02, 2009, 04:33:56 AM
I just realized I just gave up on Final Fantasy Tactics. I just can;t get into RPGs anymore.

Also I acquired a PS one copy of Jojo's Bizzare Adventure and it doesn't have a move list in the training mode. I am not pleased.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 02, 2009, 02:36:38 PM
It's funny because the instruction booklet for the game does have a movelist.

Where did you give up on FFT anyway? Almost everything in that game can be destroyed just by abusing Accumulate or whatever it is that raises power for Squires. You just kill every enemy but one and then do that forever to gain JP in whichever class you currently are. Then you get Monks and use Repeating Fist. No one's allowed to give up on that game until Velius.


I've got Dragon Age: Origins coming to me on wednesday. I don't know what to expect.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 02, 2009, 04:15:05 PM
I assumed there was a move list in the manual, I remember SF Alpha and Darkstalkers doing something similar. Also I guess I'm not huge into SRPGs. Still want to try Fire emblem but whatever. but in unrelated news I've been doing good in STALKER. Everyone has told me it's hard and the guns are crazy inaccurate when you first start, but I've been doing decently. That and the fact that this outpost glitched and made it very easy for me to kill them and take their nice guns and food was rather helpful.

Megaman X4 beaten, FINALLY beat the game as Zero despite playing the game hundreds of times.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 04, 2009, 09:30:34 PM
played about two hours of dragon age.  decided apon a dwarven noble warrior.  i almost went commoner, but for fluff, i decided i would enjoy noble more.  after playing the beginning, i do not regret me decision.  also i like how there's no "good/bad" system, just do what you want to do.  thus far im playing the "polite noble who isn't afraid to kill bitches who dishonor him" and well, yeah, it's fun. 

im liking it. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 04, 2009, 11:36:04 PM
Don't ever play human noble warrior. It is so far the exact same game as both KOTOR and Mass Effect. I even have Carth in my party. I am not happy with him. The 360 version is really really drab too. The PC version is clearly the better version.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 05, 2009, 12:32:09 AM
my experience with noble dwarf is good.  i got myself a kickass second (i don't know, guy who works for me as my guard or whatever) voiced by steve blum.  course y'know shit hits the fan, but he's still a bro through all of it. 

also i noticed one of the female dwarves was voiced by that lady you do a few quests for in noveria on mass effect.  strange i notice that since you really only do like three missions for her(talking mass effect, not dragon age) and she is a minor character...

also, from the news about this game, of course the pc version is the better version.  hence me buying it.  no drm either, just a cd key and a disc check.  which is nice because i didn't want to download 20gigs of game from steam.    though it's stupid they included dlc...before the game came out.  i mean, you get a download code to download it, but fuck, just put it on the disc so i didn't have to wait 10 minutes after installing the game to play it.  that and there's a second dlc out, c'mon bioware(more likley EA).  wait until releasing your game before releasing dlc, i know y'all won't sink down to the low levels of what namco is doing, but stop it.

but uhh save for a few minor graphical glitches in a certain part in the beginning (like very minor) it runs pretty good with 1680x1050 resolution and all of the textures maxed with 2x AA (i reckon i could tilt the dial all the way up and go down to increase performance but im too damn lazy to do that and 2x is fine for me) it doesn't feel like the hackjob they did with mass effect pc which was far inferior to the 360 version. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 05, 2009, 12:42:18 AM
Well, I've got Morrigan in my party now and so I'm happy now that I have a permanent busty mage girl to go along with my own self but Alistair/Carth is pretty much worthless. He's a Warrior too, so it's just doubling on classes with me. I really want a rogue to go into my party so I can open locked things. I just like being the person up front doing the damage.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 05, 2009, 02:07:41 AM
I've watched a stream of the game and I'm still lost as to what is going on in it.

Also I've finally bothered learning how to play Jojo's, and it's a surprisingly easy to play game. Other then that, it's fucking insane. I just had a girl fire what looked like nuts and bolts out of her tits at a dog that could summon a sand monster.

Oh yeah, and ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORAAA.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 05, 2009, 06:01:12 AM
here's what i got thus far

you are a person who as fate may have it ends up as a grey warden.  these people are basically supposed to be sweet at killing the bad guys (the "darkspawn"), so you go around killing them, and well you know that's the gist of it.  

thus far i am really enjoying the combat.

open door
HOLY SHIT ENEMIES RUN
two melee dudes run at you, you have your melee dudes fight them
three archers back up at the doorway shooting at you
run your mage in their faces casting the area of effect fire spell
run your mage around in circles running away from them so he doesn't die until they eventually start attacking your party who by now are finished with the other melee dudes and are on their asses

 8)

even like the standard fights put up a good challenge. not all of them...i mean the "origin story" part of the game is pretty easy(it's the beginning of the game, it should be), but even that has a few tough spots, it's good shit.

like i didn't have any real need for any "aggro" talents, but now that i have a mage (albiet a temp) getting some of those may be helpful 'bout now.  next level fo sho.  but until then, SUPER FUN TIME MAGE RUNNING MICROMANAGEMENT, YEAH! (seriously though, it's fun)

and i guess ill state the most obvious thing ever.  i freaking love talking about games i am currently into.  i mean i don't even care who reads it, it's just fun to type.  it's like after a nice gaming session, i just gotsta spread the love.  

*lol at editing posts as i post them all the time*

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5293/dorfj.th.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/dorfj.jpg/)

my dwarf from roughly an hour ago.  i got his portrait to look kind of "indubitably dear watson" as i think describes it.  something i couldn't do on the 360 version apparently since it doesn't have an "emotion" slider for the portrait maker like the pc version does.  friend of mine was watching his roomate play the 360 version and noticed that.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 05, 2009, 01:32:15 PM
I just got Sten in my party and things are definitely looking up. I'm learning that bows are much more powerful than I would have thought. Especially flame arrows. And having two warriors run forward to fight giant bears while I shoot them with flaming arrows and Morrigan throws ice spells at them works pretty damn well. I also have Oathbreaker, which is a pretty neat sword. Hopefully the next area I go to has a neat plotline. I think I might go to the elves first. I still need a rogue to replace Alistair.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 06, 2009, 02:56:30 AM
/facepalm

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7452/fuckdlc.th.jpg) (http://img513.imageshack.us/i/fuckdlc.jpg/)

seriously

/facepalm

if you don't want to click the image. i was given three options in that dialog.  one of those options in this game which i do not have said dlc will open a window in which to buy the dlc to do that content.  

i can tolerate day one dlc as bullshit as it is.  but keep it the fuck out of my game if i choose not to buy it.  i don't care who you are, or what your opinion on this matter is, that's just low.  

*edit*

yeah, i literally have to just not talk to that npc to avoid having a quest in my quest log that i have to pay real life money to complete. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 06, 2009, 04:43:50 AM
That is a major kick to the balls.

Also Stalker is generally freaky. The whole not knowing where the enemy can come from and the whole added mutants adds some great atmosphere.

(http://screenshot.xfire.com/screenshot/large/ca2f9ae53882e6ccbe6a267b7817f2e0a5bce66e.jpg) (http://www.xfire.com/screenshots/mortifiedocalot/ss_file-ca2f9ae53882e6ccbe6a267b7817f2e0a5bce66e.jpg)

ugh, the sounds and movements of this thing just freak me the fuck out. The fact that nights with no moon are damn near pitch black make running into this terrifying.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 06, 2009, 06:48:52 AM
i deleted my save and i am going to start over again.  goodbye 12 hours of playtime.  

im just going to say that this game's difficulty should not be underestimated.  

*edit*

yeah fuck it.  it's good i deleted my file.  im not one of those people who can "wing it" in one of these games.  it's emphasized in a game of such difficulty, but i really need a FAQ or something.  i mean, play how you want, but i can't have fun by winging it in a game like this.  i HAVE to minmax, or im simply not enjoying myself.  ill pick up the game again when some optimal play information is out.  until then, i guess ill be doing something else.  i just hate being unsure of the actions i am making.  it's like

did i fuck up leveling my character right there?
should i have gone to location x rather than location y?
should i have put that point into combat rather than opening locks?

just stuff like that, and they add up, and when they add up, im not enjoying myself the further i play.  the further i go without deleting my save, the more it sucks when i inevitably do. 

i really do like this game, but im not the kind of person who can play through it blind.  when a game gives me options, my mind is never happy with anything less than what's optimal.  it's like morrowind or oblivion, i can't just play that game normally, i have to know how to become as powerful as i can be.  i hated mass effect the first 7 times i started my game, restarted because i hated my character.  when i found what i enjoyed playing, i could not stop playing that game. 

and you know what, i think im going to do that.  back to the normandy for me. 


ignore the tldr, im just typing it to make me feel better.  hopefully faq's will be out by the time i finish my "final" save for mass effect.  by final, i mean, DO FUCKING EVERYTHING on my second level 60 soldier to use in mass effect 2. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 06, 2009, 02:35:59 PM
I still don't know how you ended up putting as much time in the game as I did but apparently were nowhere near where I was. I had just finished the storyline with the elves and the first part of the Redcliffe story.

The plot stuff happening no matter what you do is really annoying (I missed Leliana because I didn't go into the tavern in Lothering and now the town is gone), but I just rented the game so really, I'm just passing time with it until Modern Warfare 2 and then Assassin's Creed 2 and New Super Mario Bros Wii are out.

I did find all four pieces of the Juggernaut Armor set and I basically can't be hurt. 42 strength and ridiculous defense. And with a special one-handed axe that is on fire and does a ton of extra damage to undead with a chance to slow down movement.

That dlc thing is SO STUPID though. You are totally right on that.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 06, 2009, 03:40:33 PM
either you rush through the game, or im just obsessive compulsive about not missing ANYTHING. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 06, 2009, 06:30:38 PM
I'm definitely not rushing. I was even making sure to do all of the chanter's board and mage collective quests and the stuff for the guy at the inn.

And now I have superior dragonbone plate armor, which I can't even wear because if I take off my Juggernaut set, I'm not strong enough to wear it haha. Next level. When I can wear it, I'll be immune to fire and have retarded defense. Sten and Zevran are both wearing dragonskin leathers and they're also retardedly powerful. And nothing ever gets near Morrigan because of her ridiculous staff that I bought.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 06, 2009, 06:54:40 PM
http://downloads.2kgames.com/borderlands/website/skilltree/roland/#01550000050050505505005

http://downloads.2kgames.com/borderlands/website/skilltree/mordecai/#11000000050550055005555

How do these set ups make you feel?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 07, 2009, 12:56:23 AM
(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/704358679_ayGHY-L.jpg)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 08, 2009, 05:43:14 AM
pic = saved

good shit. 

also i played a few minutes of "dragon age journeys" the free flash game, and from what little ive played, it's pretty good.  it ties in with your ea/bioware account thing so you can save your game and shit.  and i guess if you get all 5 achievements in the game you unlock an in game item for dragon age origins(which is possible since it ties in with the same account).

i mean, i think it's pretty neat anyway.  it seems to be well made and you can unlock stuff for DA:O by playing it. 

worth checking out anyway.   
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 08, 2009, 04:21:41 PM
The tie in with the ea account isn't what lets you save it. Flash games have their own system like cookies that let you save data on your computer.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 08, 2009, 06:27:05 PM
without logging on

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/190/journeys.th.jpg) (http://img198.imageshack.us/i/journeys.jpg/)

with logging on

(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/113/journeys2.th.jpg) (http://img211.imageshack.us/i/journeys2.jpg/)

don't log on, you can play the game but you can't unlock things for DA:O and you can't save when you want and have to rely on the autosave.

reckon i could include a link to the thing

http://www.dragonagejourneys.com/
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on November 08, 2009, 10:02:34 PM
Been playing tf2(as usual), FF7, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, and been loving the L4D2 demo.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: NewF on November 08, 2009, 10:12:47 PM
and been loving the L4D2 demo.

 Agreed. I can't wait till it comes out. Its gonna be fun as hell playing as a charger and jockey!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 09, 2009, 02:32:13 AM
L4D2 does look good, but I didn't play the first all that much. I'll probably pick it up eventually.

http://downloads.2kgames.com/borderlands/website/skilltree/roland/#01550050550050505500000

Okay, I think I'm going to make this my Roland skill set, and I'm going to set up my Mordecai like this at level 30

http://downloads.2kgames.com/borderlands/website/skilltree/roland/#01550050550050505500000

and hopefully move onto this.

http://downloads.2kgames.com/borderlands/website/skilltree/mordecai/#11000000050550055005555

The Bloodwing is near useless without Predator and Swift Strike, and I hear it gets damn near broken with Bird of Prey.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 10, 2009, 05:06:54 AM
Somewhat in love with STALKER now that I have a decent scoped rifle, minor night vision, and enough ammo to get me through. Oh yeah, and OL compared to vanilla is a god send.

(http://screenshot.xfire.com/screenshot/large/b3ad35347cccbdb729a2004e9e90234f0b961fad.jpg) (http://www.xfire.com/screenshots/mortifiedocalot/ss_file-b3ad35347cccbdb729a2004e9e90234f0b961fad.jpg)

Found Gordon Freeman dead in a tunnel. Fun times.

(http://screenshot.xfire.com/screenshot/large/ba9718f8c62837d974a07fef730d11f691b5f690.jpg) (http://www.xfire.com/screenshots/mortifiedocalot/ss_file-ba9718f8c62837d974a07fef730d11f691b5f690.jpg)

The nights in the Ukraine are so cold you must sleep onto of fires to keep yourself warm.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 10, 2009, 08:27:04 AM
im just going to say, for the record, the riot shield in modern warfare 2 is the most fun i have ever had NOT SHOOTING PEOPLE in a first person SHOOTER just about ever.

no you don't even get a pistol to use with it like in rainbow 6.  you can switch away from the shield to your secondary, i mean, you won't be shielded, but you can use a secondary weapon.  but with the shield out, you have a melee...which is shoving the shield at the enemy, that's it (i guess grenades as well).  because of this, the perk for added melee distance is pretty handy.  

basically, i don't worry about killing dudes as much as being a scarey distraction which helps my team mates get kills.  you would think "ohh but you don't get exp for not getting kills".  well, no.  the more damage i take with that shield, i get exp for it.  it just feels so fucking good to walk up crouched (so they can't hit my legs) to a dude shooting at me, only to melee his black ass, or have my allies kill his distracted ass.  

it's different, it's fucking fun, try it.  you unlock the riot class lickity split (play for 10-15 minutes online) and custom classes soon after.  

trying out riot shield with a rocket launcher as a secondary.  i mean, ill never need a gun, so i may as well have an RPG to shoot down choppers.  

unfortunately i have to sleep, but this game is like junk food.  if you like cod4, not buying this is literal stupidity.  if you don't like cod4, don't bother, it's basically cod4 but better.  

i mean i could tldr about other stuff, which i might later, but that fuckin riot shield man, ive only used it a little bit, but it's my favorite fps weapon of anything i have used in an fps from the few games ive used it in.  

immagine a turret, giving people hell.  i literally fucking walk up to it as it's shooting the bejesus out of me, and melee it to death.  I WISH I COULD SLEEP BUT I NEED TO PLAY MORE I HATE MYSELFBYEeseeeeeeeeee

*edit*

a lot of that talk is hype from yesterday, but i am really enjoying the game.  riot shield is awesome, but i mean, it's not the best thing to use in team death match.  though, if you have several bros with you online, you can make things happen. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 10, 2009, 06:05:54 PM
Yeah, I got to play it at a friend's place, and I laughed my ass off when I saw the riot shield. At first I thought it would be shitty, but my friend pwned the other guy that was hanging out with us with it, and I changed my mind a bit. I can definitely see it being fun to fuck with people with.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 11, 2009, 12:37:19 AM
At first I thought it would be shitty, but my friend pwned the other guy that was hanging out with us with it, and I changed my mind a bit.

I'm fairly sure most CS servers banned the riot shield and it didn't even make the transition between CS and CS:S.

The ability to move cover in an FPS is ridiculous.

Also I'm still on the fence about the game, I played COD4 for a while but I got bored after a while and I only went through the single player one time.



Hahaha, oh wow. Do not want.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 11, 2009, 12:04:24 PM
When I saw my friend playing online, there was no problem at all.

And I dunno how the riot shield is in CS, but you CAN kill people using it in MW2. It's not like they have a gun at the same time, so they do have to get right up to you, and any decently good player should be able to find a way to get around you while you have the shield up.

As vlad mentioned, it's not exactly the most useful weapon.

The changes that my friends noticed was that health takes longer to regenerate, and fall damage really hurts.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 11, 2009, 03:13:03 PM
Yeah I just went 15-4 using a riot shield and a pistol and even got a guy to bounce a grenade off the shield and back into himself. Just make sure you're always in the middle of the action where everyone else is and keep moving forward. Most people haven't figured out how to take out the shield yet. Then you get the one guy who understands to dash to the side and just knife you.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 11, 2009, 04:49:47 PM
When I saw my friend playing online, there was no problem at all.

Well it is P2P, so it completely depends on the host. Also

http://www.gamearena.com.au/pc/games/title/modern-warfare-2/reviews.php?id=5033868

Quote
Clearly three bars on MW2 PC does NOT equal three bars on MW2 console.

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The other reason consoles work better for this is numbers. As we're told all too often, there's a hell of a lot more console FPS gamers playing COD4 and Modern Warfare 2 than PC ones. Which means matchmaking obviously will have more options to choose from in throwing players together.

That plus the whole less players per match and zero custom maps seems like a massive step back from COD4.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 11, 2009, 06:59:38 PM
i had somebody just run up to me jump, and knife me from the air...so they don't even need to get to the side to knife you.  

also, if whoever you are fighting has a sticky grenade, you die.  they stick it to your shield, wave goodbye.  kind of takes away the purpose of the riot shield in my opinion.  though at the same time the predator missile kind of takes away the purpose of being ouside/being with a group outside.  "ohh a predator missile, im too far away from any cover, and three of my team mates just spawned next to me, guess im fucked"

*edit*

ok i tried a non team deathmatch gametype.  i think i actually prefer domination now.  

*edit*

so i played a domination, coming to the end of the match, it was about 177 for us and 183 for them.  we have all 3 points, so even though we are behind, we basically are going to win. 

then some fucker uses the nuke.  game over, they win. 

trollface.jpg

and yeah, the nuke kills everybody in the game, and the game ends right then and there, whoever was winning at the time the nuke went off takes a win.   

it was pretty bullshit, but, but, im going to admit that said person used it smartly, and that's fucking 25 kills without dying.  my highest streak right now is 11 (i kind of fucking suck at console shooters) and 17 on the first modern warfare.  so i mean, it's bullshit is put aside to it being hard to get.  speaking of that, a friend of mine who plays the everliving shit out of this game got a 30 killstreak...but he never bothered to unlock/equip the nuke.  figure he would have done that by now knowing he's gotten at least two streaks over 25. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 14, 2009, 05:30:05 PM
I had a 12 killstreak going with the riot shield on Karachi. It was so amazing. One guy used copycat on me and immediately came after me. I just spun around and knifed him. And then he left the game.


Ahahahaha normally I hate Wasteland but I dropped into the middle bunker, killed three guys who were all staring at the other end for some reason, turned, shot out the other three coming in from the other direction and then they finally caught me. Then I used my air drop and got a goddamn PAVE LOW. And since my teammates had since taken the bunker and were holding it, the other team had nowhere to hide and just got raped. And then one of my teammates got a Pave Low and the other team apparently didn't think to try to destroy either one because they just got wrecked. I ended the round with 24-2-2.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 15, 2009, 06:06:10 AM
pissing around with random guns.  enjoying the FAL, it's like a better G3. also surprisingly i am enjoying any smg i can get my hands on.

it's like they don't suck anymore. that and i have been using a bit of the thumper for that explosives damage perk's pro version.  it's like the noobtoob but uhh harder to use.  an alright weapon to be honest, but i can't quite see myself needing it over the other secondary weapons.  though if anybody can think of situations where it would be nice to have a thumper over something else, i would be glad to know the niche of this weapon.

and because of mw2, i play less sf2.  but, my skills are pretty damn ok right now.  i still have a lot of work to do on the "getting better" portion. but for the first time in a fighting game, i feel i have learned most of the tools of a single character, and i have the execution down to do whatever i want (save for the ToD, fuck that) for the most part.  it's pretty nice, and now i can say you are pretty much fucked if i can close ground with you with my zangief unless you kick total ass at doing reversals(which is where not being predictible with tick throws comes in...next part of my game im working on).  you know, like zangief is supposed to be.  if he closes ground, he can do the big damage, so don't let him in. 

it's just awesome to me to even be thinking about "you know, i have to set this guy up for the super and i could possibly win this match" and when im on the spot, yes, i can do that crossup body splash, st short into super with a high probability of success. 

it's like, going from sf2, to ssf2, i have a super meter now. 

tldr-
thumper- it's aight
smg's- i am pleased
the FAL- i have a smile on my face
FINAL....ATOMIC....BUSTER!!1111- priceless
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 15, 2009, 10:46:35 AM
The thumper's not that useful but it's nice to have one class made with a stinger missile for secondary to quick switch to to shoot down aerial killstreak perks. You can just use bling to give yourself two attachments and have both a grenade launcher and a holographic sight. And then still have a shotgun on secondary.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 15, 2009, 03:54:01 PM
Played a bit of MW2 a little while ago, it wasn't bad. My friends would refuse to pull out their secondary when they ran out of ammo mid gun fight despite me killing like 5 people by switching to my secondary half way through. Hell, they rarely used their secondary, but my friend did take down a chopper with the revolver at one point.

As for the shield, I thought it was alright. Amazing in close quarters but outside of that is seemed kinda like a giant "PLEASE KILL ME" sign.

So far my experience from the little bit of death match I played (hate death match, it's like a god damned dice roll and none of my friends will admit it) has been alright. It does seem even more dumbed down compared to COD4 (spraying seems more effective, the amount of slowdown when you scope is fucking retarded) but it's not like COD4 was a really deep hyper competitive FPS.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on November 15, 2009, 03:58:48 PM
Sonic Adventure 2 battle is fun but such an annoy bitch at times ie before both sonic and shadow fight each other on ark the level before is such a pain in the ass.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 15, 2009, 08:45:41 PM
if anything, you want to be at range with the riot shield.  bullets pretty much can't kill you, you are pretty resistant to grenade damage and they aren't a problem unless A the grenade is behind you, or B SEMTEX LOLSTUCKDEAD.  i mean, sure you literally can't attack at range, but that's not the point of the riot shield, it's to be this big distraction that diverts fire from your allies on to you.  and yeah, you want to advance forward, but ive given my friends many a kill because they shot me instead. 

and im not sure about this since it was from /v/, but ive heard you can survive a predator missile if you use the blast shield and look up with the riot shield... 

i say im not sure, because i did not survive a direct to the front rocket blast, and i can only assume the predator is stronger. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 15, 2009, 08:59:56 PM
Also, if you switch to your secondary, you have the shield on your back, and it does in fact still protect your back.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 15, 2009, 09:34:12 PM
The shield is amazing at close range only if you become good at circling. Everyone will try to run past and knife on hit, which is why you need commando on. Then you back and circle and then hit again. I've had 24-4 rounds multiple times with the shield. It's worthless on open stages though. Stick to it on sub base or karachi or something.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 15, 2009, 10:00:24 PM
Well, it's always going to have it's downfalls, but i would imagine that at high level gameplay, someone could figure out a couple good uses of it (maybe shielding a teammate as they cross an open area where a sniper is aiming?)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 15, 2009, 10:59:16 PM
Well, every map has choke points so it's always going to be useful there in some way, either by protecting you from ambush or letting you cover your teammates while they set up. It's also hilarious to draw semtex off of someone and then dashing it into the enemy. You actually get more points that way than for a normal kill haha. It pops up with an ASSISTED SUICIDE bonus.

I played through New Super Mario Bros Wii with two friends. It's seriously the next evolution of 2D Mario games. It's also quite hard and probably the hardest Mario game other than Lost Levels. We started at 10:30am and didn't stop until 7pm and we only got all of the coins up through world 3. Special world is omfg hard sometimes. It's just as fun by yourself too. It's never really unfair, but is plenty demanding in terms of platforming skills like triangle jumping and timing running leaps.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 16, 2009, 01:02:10 AM
Well, every map has choke points so it's always going to be useful there in some way, either by protecting you from ambush or letting you cover your teammates while they set up. It's also hilarious to draw semtex off of someone and then dashing it into the enemy. You actually get more points that way than for a normal kill haha. It pops up with an ASSISTED SUICIDE bonus.

I played through New Super Mario Bros Wii with two friends. It's seriously the next evolution of 2D Mario games. It's also quite hard and probably the hardest Mario game other than Lost Levels. We started at 10:30am and didn't stop until 7pm and we only got all of the coins up through world 3. Special world is omfg hard sometimes. It's just as fun by yourself too. It's never really unfair, but is plenty demanding in terms of platforming skills like triangle jumping and timing running leaps.

Awesome, and Awesome. I saw the video someone posted about the New Mario Brothers Wii game, and it did look pretty fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on November 16, 2009, 04:17:22 PM
Starting playing Legend of Legaia again...such a good game but not very known amongst rpg fans.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 17, 2009, 08:16:27 AM
I know it. I enjoyed it, when I played it. Never beat it, but got decently far into it, IIRC. But yeah, I've rarely heard anyone mention it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on November 17, 2009, 12:33:07 PM
Yay...someone else has heard of it...my biggest gripe about the game is that it takes fucking forever to level up.  Sadly you need to because in the second area (the Sebucus Islands) the first boss can dish out almost 800 damage in one round O.O;
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 18, 2009, 03:34:48 AM
Me and my friends used to play it, and one of them NEVER played JRPGs and still doesn't.

Also when I get money, someone needs to remind me to pick up the new SMBWii.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on November 20, 2009, 12:45:24 PM
I played L4D2 with some friends the day it came out.

They added a shitload of new weapons and a few new special zombies, so zombie killing is as fun as ever. The only problem I have is that now there aren't many of those silent and tense pauses in action like in the first L4D, so L4D2 isn't as scary to me. But hey, if you want to get together with some friends and kill hoards of zombies using a guitar, L4D2 is great for that.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 20, 2009, 04:10:32 PM
Assassin's Creed 2 is really really good.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on November 20, 2009, 04:15:13 PM
I played L4D2 with some friends the day it came out.

They added a shitload of new weapons and a few new special zombies, so zombie killing is as fun as ever. The only problem I have is that now there aren't many of those silent and tense pauses in action like in the first L4D, so L4D2 isn't as scary to me. But hey, if you want to get together with some friends and kill hoards of zombies using a guitar, L4D2 is great for that.

Nah crowbar for be because I want to be goredon frweeemans1
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 21, 2009, 04:01:05 AM
I've come to the conclusion that any game could benefit from some sort of gambling system, or an arena system (similar to the one in the second Ratchet and Clank games).

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 21, 2009, 11:44:48 PM
So Assassin's Creed 2 is absolutely amazing and the plot for that series is fantastic. I can't wait for AC3...which makes me really sad because it'll be two years until we see it at least. I wouldn't be surprised to see it as a launch title for Microsoft's next system.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on November 22, 2009, 01:47:30 AM
Heh, my brother just got a PS3 with Assasin's Creed 1, and my friend richard (Nekros when he posts here), just rented AC2, and I've been watching both, and I love them. Such amazing games.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 23, 2009, 07:47:05 AM
i am rambling on and on and on, just a warning.  im a bit uhh, sucked into this game at the time being.

i uhh started up dragon age again.  same race/origin/class, this time leveled a bit differently.  

also, instead of going to redcliff right away (BAD IDEA, BAD IDEA) i went to the mage tower.  so, i basically spent my night completing that.

just going to say, if you only buy the game to play that section of the game, it's a better buy than a lot of what's out right now.  it almost felt kind of "metroidey" in a sense with the fade exploration and whatnot.  anywho, it was really good, good enough to jew me away from sleeping when i have to get up earlier than normal tomorrow today.  

got rid of morrigan with wynne, and HOPEFULLY i can get access to shale when i leave camp to replace sten.  if not...ohh well i guess stehn is ok.  it's just like getting his approval up in camp is weird.  basically knowing him, just talking to him about anything is annoying him...but if i select the proper thing to say, i STILL annoy him but he understands and his approval goes up.  he's alright though, seems to be a bit more to him than you would assume when you first meet him.  

the bosses are quite fun, though that damn sloth boss.  kill him, he comes back in a different form, kill him again, different form, kill him again...different form, accidentally let him cast a spell, HURP DURP EVERYBODY DIES FROM ONE SPELL.  made sure to save stamina to interrupt those spells the second time i killed him.  i mean, it's a fun fight, but that HURP DURP ONE SPELL CAN ESSENTIALLY WIPE YOU should have a bit more warning to it.  you know, instead of a cast bar, i don't know do something which makes me know it's going to fuck my day beforehand so i don't need to restart the fight.  also, why do the two handed warriors get immunity from knockdown super early compared to sword and shield warriors?  i fucking swear he was on stenn more than i would have liked because my player character was knocked on his ass the entire time for the first form.  too damn bad i can't get knockdown immunity until like level 12.  you figure the sword and board warrior, a warrior who is the TANK should have something like that a bit earlier than the damn two handed damage warrior.  

tldr- MAGE TOWER ROX MY SOX PLAY IT


*edit*

reckon i won't be seeing zevran in this playthrough.  faggot ambushed me with like 5 melee dudes, 6 archers, and a mage.  and you know, mages in this game are fucking retarded.  i mean, one fucking spell and i wipe.  thank god wynne has a ranged stun, else i would probably have to suffer a few more reloads than wanted.  anywho, the game gave me the option to capture him or just kill him (he's unconscious after winning the fight) and after that fuck stupid fight, he ain't waking up from that sleep.  fuck him, and i hope he doesn't magically come back.  anywho, yeah, fuck that puto.  

*edit*

right right, that zevran bullshit has been redeemed with this sweet cocky motherfucker.  

(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/3571/shale.th.jpg) (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/shale.jpg/)

i wouldn't pay $7 for the dlc.  i mean, for one character and a small dungeon...i think it's a bit much.  but since i got it for free i will happily enjoy the character.  unlike alistar, this "tank" starts out with a whopping 32 con, so uhh yeah...that's like 8 more than my warrior...which was like 6 more than alistar (after pumping con a level or two at that).  won't have to worry about him going down like a little bitch like sten i would assume.  plus talking to this guy girl is pretty fucking entertaining.  though refering to me as "it" reminds me of the space jellies in mass effect, he isn't really similar....at all....like...no.  

anywho, the party should be what i use for the entire game.  

Mr. McSuave
Bard Girl
Old Awesome Person
Rocky Rockelton

and yeah i took off the helmet on the player character to take the screen, otherwise it's one of those templar helms which kind of look lame.  

*edit*

im just going to keep editing because i need a brake from this game, and im waiting for a pizza to come out of the oven.

being a dwarf in this game kicks ass.  you aren't treated like trash.  i mean, if you are an elf, the humans look down on you...and because of that, if you are a human and you go to the dalish lands, well they hate you.  not only that, but shale knows that the dwarves are the superior race in fereldon.  that alone makes him her(i don't know yet, but y'know.../v/) the smartest "non dwarf" in the game.  

though, if you could be an orc in this game (im not even sure orcs exist in the dragon age universe) i would consider myself more of an orc fan than a dwarf fan.  

so yeah, mage tower beaten, got shale, now i just entered the dalish elf place with the warewolves and whatnot.  shale continues to be awesome, wynne is like a fuck awesome counsoler for my player character, and bard girl shoots niggers with a crossbow which is fine by me.  i mean bard girl isn't too interesting, but it beats dead assassin gay elf rogue boy.  which i would have been fine with if his first interaction with me wasn't an ambush which annoyed me to the point where i wanted that character dead, and made him dead.

anything else before checking the pizza?  uhh, dragon age 2, i want a desire demon in my party.  it would make for interesting gameplay/plot shenanigans.  i mean, imagine your player character heavily influenced by one of those things through the entirety/majority of a game, it would kick ass.  though, i hate fighting em...y'know...magic, and like, it hurts...

*this post is going to get bigger if nobody makes another post in this thread*

wades emporium, denerim, the shopkeep that isn't wade.  dude sounds like cloudman from killer7, i swear.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on November 26, 2009, 06:29:38 AM
It probably is him. It's Cam Clarke. He's at least five people in Dragon Age. He's probably the most prolific anime/gaming voice actor in US history.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on November 26, 2009, 03:48:44 PM
SO MUCH FUCKING L4D2

Also Borderlands, I found a level 48 Hyperion Destroyer (Dumps the whole clip when scoped), without any Ele modifiers, so it's a fucking death machine. 250 ATK doesn't sound that scary, except when you take into account level 9 Metal Storm from a Heavy Gunner Class Mod, and +39% Weapon damage, from that same mod. Why are Combat Rifles so awesome? ;_;
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on November 26, 2009, 07:01:01 PM
cam clarke

# Dragon Age: Origins - Additional voices
# World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade - Blood Elf Male, Medivh, Nexus-Prince Shaffar
# World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - Malygos
# Metal Gear Solid - Liquid Snake, "Master" McDonnell Miller
# Killer7 - Andrei Ulmeyda
# Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem - Anthony the Paige, Custodian
# Mass Effect - Private Fredericks, Additional Voices

holy shit

also keeping me up later than i would have liked, i got the full set of juggernaut armor.  

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/1834/juggernautarmor.th.jpg) (http://img230.imageshack.us/i/juggernautarmor.jpg/)

the sword is gorims sword, and the shield is the aducan shield.  you know, stuff you literally get at the beginning of the game but then lose and get back again later.  anywho, maby mages won't instagib me as much with the nice resistances on this sonbitch.  

but if it hasn't been made apparent, i am like really drawn into this game right now.  i mean, the game is fun to play, and everything around in the game is interesting to watch.  it's weird because it IS a generic fantasy setting with a "DEMONS ARE ATTACKING US KILL THEIR LEADER TO SAVE OUR LAND" setting, but all the characters and whatnot make this stuff entertaining.  it says something when me of all people is caring about the characters in a game.  

also i hooked up with bard girl.  tiny text is a bit spoilerey.  nothing major, but it's a bit of a shock when you first hear about it. which sucks for her because alistar says i have 30 years left to live before the darkspawn blood kills me.  just looking at my player character, im saying he's around 30, so i mean, who wants to live past 60 anyway.  30 years is plenty of time to save the land, have a family/kids/happy life.  

why am i even thinking about this in the first place?  see what i mean, this is why i can't sleep, i have to play more dragon age, bye.  



figured since i was here...

it's the flemeth fight, or atleast most of it.  excuse the shaky cam, i am playing the game with one hand.  

*edit*

and one for the night



i killed the high dragon, then i hit the screenshot button...and accidentally hit the quickload button instead.  figured i would tape the second fight, and here it is.  again, excuse the camera, it's hard to really position it properly to my monitor.  should be mostly self explanitory though, since well...im talking in the video, durp durp.

if you don't care to watch the nearly 8 minute long battle, click ahead to 7:50 for the badass killing blow.  

*is it me or is the deep roads stuff take a long fucking time to do"

made it to the broodmother, and killed her.  guess the next stop for me is the anvil.  but i have to say that i enjoyed fighting the broodmother, and that weird dwarf that wouldn't shut the fuck up was kind of creeping me out.  this whole deep roads thing just gives creepy vibes to it, and the people you meet there kind of enforce that.  well, except for legion of the dead, they seem like a pretty nice bunch for the most part. 

45 hours in, level 18. 

i don't see how people call shale an overpowered tank.  though, i don't use him as a tank, he has good con (like the same as my warriors) and all of the tank tallents.  i just can't see why one would prefer him to a sword and shield warrior.  HOWEVER, compared to alistar, i guess i can understand.  alistar starts out with horrible con, but you want to pump strength fairly early to equip the big armor.  i dig shale though, he can take damage, he can deal damage, and against single bosses, he provides a very nice buff aura.  leliana with her final bard song is FANTASTIC against swarms of weak enemies, that and miasma from wynne = enemies who are slow, weakened, and constantly get stunned. 

im not sure how much of this game i have left (and i don't care to know, im fine being surprised with how much game is left) but i am assuming i am "far" in the game.  i mean isn't level 20 like the "cap" in this game thus far (before they make post game DLC)?   that inconsideration, i think beating the game before friday is a safe bet. 

im assuming, anvil, orzimar again, denerim, some place to fight the archdemon, and the ending credits roll.  WE SHALL SEE IN DUE TIME!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 04, 2009, 08:53:58 PM
I'm tempted to get Dragon age now, but I have NO CLUE how much I'd like it, but I don't mind micro managing stats as long as everything is spelled out nicely.

Also I'm now playing MDK2 still (really don't like the pacing in this game, but it's a good game) Megaman Zero 3 and NINJA COP.

Why haven't I heard of Ninja Cop before? It's stupid fun and somewhat hard. Also I'll probably start Boktai 2 and I can't find the motivation to beat Yoshi's Island.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on December 05, 2009, 12:10:47 AM
Ninja Five-O is one of the best GBA games of all time. I own it.

I got pretty bored with Dragon Age by the end. I dunno. None of the numbers are especially hard to figure out or anything though.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on December 05, 2009, 05:48:26 AM
i basically bought a lot of games.

THQ pack, riddick, ff7, crash bandicoot. 

riddick was awesome until i realized how shitty the checkpoint system in a game of that type is

tried some full spectrum warrior, looks cool, save for having to unplug my internet to play it.  will get back to it when i have patients for a game like that, since it is a fair bit complex. 

i wanted to play STALKER but well, IT WONT FUCKING RUN, so yeah, fuck that. 

discovered psn store on psp, played some final fantasy 7 since i had a hankerin for that game.  really didn't get far, only to the trainyard, but it's final fucking fantasy 7, on my psp, that's badass.  but i mean, my actual physical copy of the game has a scratched disc 1 which freezes when you get the cutscene of going to gold saucer.  that, plus having this game portable, plus it only being $10.00, why not.

and finally, crash bandicoot.  it's still a fun game.  the controls aren't as precise as i remember, but that's nothing playing for an hour or two can't fix.  but uhh, i completley forgot about the FUCK HORRIBLE save system.  basically the only way to save is to unlock a bonus level within a level and get to the end, that is the only way to save.  ohh well, it's not "portable game" friendly, but i can't knock it since it's kind of an early ps1 game, a good one at that. 

and for dragon age, it got to a point where i was "done" with the game, so i kind of got irritated trying to finish it ASAP so i could play something else.  it's still a good game, but i mean, im not quite used to a single player experience lasting well over 50 hours.  i mean, i beat ff7 in under 40.  still, not really a knock on that game, the same thing happened for me in fallout 3 when i realized i had over 30 hours in that game. 

for what i am really playing?  i don't know, im just kind of pissing around with games until something pulls me in to complete.  still though, dragon age held my attention for a long time with days where it was "wake up, play game, sleep" and it's nice to have games like that still coming out.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 07, 2009, 04:28:33 PM
Boktai 2 is amazing. The overall art design is great and despite being a bit easy (minus the last two bosses I fight, which made me eat ALL of my health items) it's damn fun. That, plus the fact that MOST health items spoil over time are kind of a kick to he dick.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 10, 2009, 05:06:21 AM
Fuck Chun Li's super kick in SF3S. It has amazing range, can jugle, and I was on the opposite side of it and I went to kick her and it somehow hit me. Fucking shit.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on December 11, 2009, 03:49:23 PM
So I got the Borderlands DLC, and am a few quests in. It's pretty funny, clearly something that doesn't really fit with the main game, but new boss fights, 50 quests, 5 maps, and GODDAMN DEDICATED JAKOBS VENDING MACHINES?! Fuck, sign me up.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 18, 2009, 02:50:26 AM
Well Boktai 2 fucked up, and now I can't beat it. Not really that upset considering how far I got, but it's a pain.

Also I can't seem to get anything I acquire to run right, like I mount the iso file and install the game via that but whenever I try and run it it asks me to insert the disc. Ugh, I feel like I'm jumping through way too many hoops for this shit.

Oh yeah, and System Shock 2 is nothing like I thought it would be. Seems like it's going to be fairly complicated.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on December 18, 2009, 08:27:07 AM
vidya game add continues!

never would guess i am playing this...

wind waker...yep.  i played it way back when it came out, got to the metroid prime part where you are at the end of the game and you have to go around the whole fucking world collecting lots of shit to progress and i stopped.  course i had access to both the earth and wind temples, i quit due to just being bored in the earth temple. 

figure id give it another shot deleting that file and starting anew.  hated the game at the fortress with the "stealth" bs you have to do, but i started having fun.

so i am at the forest place and we will see how long i play this sucker before the add kicks back in.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 18, 2009, 12:51:53 PM
I mount the iso file and install the game via that but whenever I try and run it it asks me to insert the disc.

That sounds like SecuRom kicking in....
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on December 19, 2009, 02:57:33 AM
You might want to pick up a new version of Daemon tools or whatever you're mounting your .iso's with. Could be some sort of problem there, too.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 19, 2009, 11:40:02 AM
Yeah, that's true. and if your not using daemon tools, I'd suggest trying that one. It seems to work really well for me.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on December 19, 2009, 11:46:32 AM
I am playing Uncharted 2, which appears to be much improved over Uncharted 1. But I also really really disliked Uncharted 1 so I don't really know what that means! Enemies are still total bullet sponges and can take multiple headshots to kill and I get annoyed by all of the characters because they're all witty jackasses and the gunplay still isn't that great, but that might be because the dualshock is pretty bad for shooters. It controls smoother than Killzone 2 at least.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 19, 2009, 01:43:25 PM
Dualshock is bat for shooters? I hope your not going to say that the xbox controllers are any better...


As far as I'm concerned, the only true way to play shooters is on the computer... Mind you my computer isn't good enough to be worth playing shooters on, unless your playing something like the original halflife, or ut98.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 19, 2009, 03:30:45 PM
If they patch and reduce the price on MW2 I might look into it (apparently they already are patching it on the PS3) from what I've seen thus far the god damn thing is insane. I had a guy sit prone behind a blown up car and fire through it and killed me in one shot from a fairly long way.

Then again, the whole fast knifing with the commando perk is damn near enough to scare me off. Couldn't stand how lethal the knife was in 4 was, and now they're giving it two perks to buff it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 19, 2009, 04:33:14 PM
lol, knifing IS pretty lethal. But the point of that is a) don't get to close, and b) watch your back. And a can be nullified by having a shotgun out.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on December 19, 2009, 04:37:34 PM
Dualshock is bat for shooters? I hope your not going to say that the xbox controllers are any better...


As far as I'm concerned, the only true way to play shooters is on the computer... Mind you my computer isn't good enough to be worth playing shooters on, unless your playing something like the original halflife, or ut98.

It most definitely is better. Not because the controller is actually any better but because literally every FPS game on PS3 has this retarded aiming scheme where no matter what sensitivity you have it at, the aim dot accelerates as you aim. Meaning moving starts very slow and then slides up to a higher speed. Meaning you overshoot every target you ever want to aim at ever.

Although the controller also does just generally suck for FPS games in general. And I hate keyboard/mouse because it's even more ridiculous. Yeah man every person can spin and aim and accurately hit a target from 50 yards moving at 790839048mph. No. The only actual correct aiming control in all of gaming is actually the wiimote, just because you are actually physically pointing it yourself and is actually difficult to master because you actually need steady aim.

Not to mention the keyboard is honestly the clunkiest thing to use for anything. If you aren't playing a game like an RTS (which I think honestly COULD use some streamlining in needing too many macros) or an MMO (again, same thing as far as I'm concerned with controls being too spread out over too many buttons), there's no point in needing something with as many buttons as a keyboard. Dawn of War 2 and Company of Heroes are both great examples of RTS games that have simplified the overall control scheme but not the actual gameplay so it definitely can be done.

Everyone's going to think I'm crazy or whatever but that's why most PC gaming annoys me. I will not ever be comfortable trying to play anything with a keyboard and mouse.



Also, knifing really can't be fixed by a shotgun. If they have commando the teleport for the knife moves faster than the shotgun fires. If they have tactical knife then you're just screwed.

Although akimbo 1887's is still the worst thing in the game. Instant kill from hallway distance and there's nothing you can do about it unless you just totally blindside them.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on December 19, 2009, 05:25:02 PM
Ahahaha yeah dual 1887's are probably one of the cheapest things I've seen in a long time. My friend just unlocked them, and I spent like an hour just watching him absolutely mop the floor with everyone in the room. Hours of entertainment, even if you're not playing!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 20, 2009, 12:21:38 AM
wall of text.

Wow, I agree with basically all of it, what a rare occasion.

I do like my PC shootans, but I'd love to see a really well implemented Wii FPS.

Also I find it borderline criminal that they'd give that many perks that help knifing.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 20, 2009, 12:01:51 PM
Well, I never noticed the aiming acceleration thing, but I haven't exactly played many PS3 games. I still say in a comparison of physical controllers, I much prefer the dual shock to the xbox controllers. The shoulder buttons are better, the L3 and R3 buttons are better, the buttons aren't domed (that pisses me off a lot) and the triggers have less travel distance.

I am inclined to agree about how keyboard are awkward, but I don't know if I can agree that the wii is the best aiming scheme. Maybe the wiimote is the best aiming scheme, but I would never say that the wii controller is the best FPS controller, simply because the whole wiimote + nunchuck thing is awkward to me. I don't like having 2 things that move around like that.

And I only said PC FPS is the only way to go because I enjoy being able to turn on a dime like that. I hate technical limitations getting in the way of things, because on a console, you either have low sensitivity, so you can aim accurately, and then have trouble moving around because the fucking turning is slow, or you set it high so you can get around, and have a hell of a time lining a shot up correctly because you try to barely move and you jump to the other side of the target.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on December 20, 2009, 12:35:25 PM
The Conduit did Wii FPS controls pretty much perfectly. You could customize literally every piece of the controls, from the bound box being as big or as small as you want it, reset any control to anything else, whatever. It was extremely fun to play and it even had great online multiplayer that took real skill because you knew if the guy hit you from far away, he was actually physically aiming that shot, staying steady and nailing you.

Problem was, the game itself was extremely bland, with a very lame single player. It's hard to expect an amazing game out of such a small studio but man, the controls had such promise that having the rest of it not live up to that is a real let-down.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 20, 2009, 05:09:27 PM
I was wondering how that was. The soundtrack is made by a fucking absolute musical genius, and that's how I found out about it, actually, lol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 21, 2009, 11:10:30 PM
Killing Floor is surprisingly fun. I had a game where everyone but ONE guy died at the start of the second to last round and he soloed it. Then on the final boss, he hid in a cave and fired a rocket at a cluster of five of us, killing 3 and wounding one bad. Shit was nuts.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 26, 2009, 01:40:39 AM
Ugh, not sure if I can't stand System Shock 2 much longer. No map means I have to wander around the space ship until I find what I'm looking for, also the repair/hacking deal doesn't seem to make any sense. It's literally get three things to light up in a row and win.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on December 27, 2009, 08:58:21 AM
so i found a way to have more fun with less frustration in that mw2.

normally i use the FAL, which is a shitty weapon, but i like it.  im just not good enough to use it properly.
when i get frustrated, i do the melee thing, which is fun, but kind of flukey.

acr + noobtoob
thumper

scavenger pro
danger close
commando (save for steady aim, you really can't go wrong with commando)

started to get used to the thumper and baby, i like it.  basically i swap to thumper ASAP and use that, if i run out of ammo (scavenger), noobtoob with the acr, if i run out of nades (HIGHLY unlikley before i die) i can shoot people i guess.

it's been working ok so far, but i can't wait till RPGx2. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on December 27, 2009, 12:33:39 PM
I use almost the same setup but I use sleight of hand instead of scavenger and one of the LMG's instead of the ACR (hence the reason I'd use sleight of hand). Once you get good with the thumper though, man is it awesome.

The FAL is probably my favorite assault rifle though. With stopping power it takes one or two shots to kill anyone and you can tap out shots much more accurately since it has almost no recoil.



I finished Killzone 2 and it's really not that great. The final battle is one huge fight where you can totally die from all sorts of random things. The one-on-one final boss fight is hilarious though. He's supposed to teleport around and knife you and shoot at you, but I picked up a flamethrower and lit him on fire. Usually enemies put the fire out pretty quickly but he just kept teleporting around while on fire, screaming away, until he finally just died randomly.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 27, 2009, 02:09:14 PM
haha, must have been really funny.

And yeah, the FAL plus stopping power is amazing. It's an awesome mid range weapon, and fun to use.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on December 27, 2009, 05:59:38 PM
And yeah, the FAL plus stopping power is amazing. It's an awesome long range weapon, and fun to use.

that's more like it.  it has really low recoil, so trying to snipe with it isn't such a bad idea, long as you aim for the upper body/head.  it's like a low damage sniper rifle with more rounds per mag and no default scope.  i mean yeah it's ok in mid range but in my opinion it really shines at long range.  plus with my luck people can survive 5+ shots WITH stopping power unless i hit the head. 

something i started using slightly before the thumper was the WA2000, that semi automatic sniper rifle.  while unlocking the thermal, i discovered i really liked the ACOG with the thing.  it makes me use it a bit more like a longer ranged assault rifle rather than a sniper rifle.  i suck ass with snipers but the WA2000 with ACOG is probably the easiest sniper to get kills with for me.  i don't even like the thermal scope, lol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 28, 2009, 02:38:27 AM
If I'm going to use a long range weapon to snipe, I'll likely use an actual sniper rifle.... Just not he 50 cal :/
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on December 28, 2009, 07:02:05 AM
why use a sniper rifle when most assault rifles are easier to snipe with in the first place?

pop thermal scope on any lmg/assault rifle and BAM you got an automatic sniper rifle.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 28, 2009, 06:28:17 PM
I really hate how they made a really good looking 3D art style for Mirror's Edge, and then they use this really shoddy looking animation for the cut scenes. Also for some fucked up reason the ambiant sound in the background is louder then anyone can speak regardless of how I tweak the sound options. Outside of that, this game is a dumb amount of fun and the combat is surprisingly fun. Not sure why this game went by with such little hype.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on December 29, 2009, 10:25:25 PM
I really hate how they made a really good looking 3D art style for Mirror's Edge, and then they use this really shoddy looking animation for the cut scenes.

I kinda like the look of the cut scene animations.

The biggest thing that's working against DICE, I think, is that the same graphics style was used in those damn Esurance commercials.  I can't help but crack jokes when they come on.

It's a shame they didn't throw Steam achievements into the PC version at all.  On the bright side, that means that I won't have to do Test of Faith again...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on December 29, 2009, 11:08:41 PM
Haha, I didn't even notice that before. Man, now I need to mention that to my brother, lol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 30, 2009, 03:48:35 AM
Haha, I didn't even notice that before. Man, now I need to mention that to my brother, lol.

It was kind of the first thing that poped into my mind.

Also I just think the in game stuff looks awesome.

Oh god, I can't stop grabbing random emulators and trying games. Hell, I started Paper Mario and haven't touched it since I started it and now I'm on a Genesis emulator with Contra Hard Corps, Gunstar Heroes, and Castlevania Bloodlines.

Oh yeah, and ALTERED BEAST.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 04, 2010, 07:41:24 AM
this image made me rage, 3 deaths were in the last 20 seconds, the spawns in this game fucking suck.  i mean a 19 and 1 would kick total ass for me since my k/d ratio is like 7.6.  not to mention i rack up the deaths by my general careless play. 

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7711/img1606n.jpg)

i wanted to link the image for two reasons.  one, i rarely get games that good.  i was even using a new weapon for me, the l86 lsw.  it's no RPD, but it's pretty alright.

two, the map.  my least favorite maps when i first got this game, estate, derail.  my favorite map was scrapyard. 

maps i consider my favorites NOW

afghan
derail (it's all about B baby)
skid row (knife only)

estate is not a favorite, but i certainly don't mind it.  never realized how decent of a knifing map it can be.  if anything i hate scrapyard and quarry the most now.  i fucking hate rundown as well, BUT, BUT, if you spawn by C and stay on the side of the bridge where C is, it can be tolerable. 

so yeah, afghan is all around fun to play.  im not even that good on afghan and there are better knifing maps, but nothing about it really pisses me off.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on January 04, 2010, 08:30:09 AM
I like estate. And yes, it can be a very knife friendly map, lol. It can also be total and complete rape if a team holds the house and operates like an actual team.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 05, 2010, 12:55:13 AM
Alright, Mirror's Edge is DONE. I must say, despite it being REALLY short (I beat it in like what, 3 casual sittings with one lengthy one?) it was a damn fun game. I keep hearing in reviews that it was frustrating, but unless you're borderline retarded it shouldn't be, plus finding out where to go is part of the fun but apperently people wanted LINEAR RUNNAN AND JUMPAN. Oh yeah, and the combat was surprisingly rewarding, even if it was hard to get a gun and getting a gun was basically like screaming "I WIN" and all your enemies would explode.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on January 05, 2010, 01:08:59 AM
this image made me rage, 3 deaths were in the last 20 seconds, the spawns in this game fucking suck.

It can't be any worse than they were in CoD4.  That game had a nasty habit of spawning you in the middle of a fucking airstrike.  I just love dying before my character even has a chance to draw his weapon.

Alright, Mirror's Edge is DONE. I must say, despite it being REALLY short (I beat it in like what, 3 casual sittings with one lengthy one?) it was a damn fun game.

Indeed.

One of the only things that disappoints me about that game is that it does have a very linear feel.  I was under the impression that the movement would be more open-ended.  It just doesn't feel like there are many alternate paths that you can take in many cases.

I enjoyed it, though, definitely looking forward to the sequel.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 05, 2010, 01:16:42 AM
Hooray I hit 70 in MW2 finally. And also completed every challenge for the M16A4. Thing is ridiculous. And I got my Akimbo FMJ 1887's for cheating.

I also went 50-12 on Terminal in Ground War Domination with a bunch of friends. Got up to Emergency Airdrop and got an AC130, two attack helicopters and two harriers out of it (and the normal care package I had). And I had a harrier set up for normal use too. The other team was too busy running away from all the aerial garbage to actually take anything for points.

I also got up to a 24 killstreak on Estate but I didn't have the nuke equipped anyway so I wouldn't have gotten it.

I am pretty much always #1 on the team for kills overall now though.

I think I'll work on getting tactical knife next so I can really cheat with marathon/lightweight/commando.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 05, 2010, 03:47:36 AM
i wouldn't call the knife build cheating, but if you surprise the enemy, they just die, simple as that.

uhh today, 30 and 3 on wasteland with my 'splosion man build. 

tar 21/grenade launcher (thing pumps out the damage without stopping power so it's good when im out of 'splosives)
at4 rocket launcher (wasteland only, DAT BUNKER)
semtex (also wasteland only, i have a hard time throwing C4 in the bunker)
stun grenades
scavenger
danger close
commando (not needed, but i just like it)

uhh and i fucked up with my RPD/one man army build and switched to my knife build....ended up getting an awesome game winning kill with the throwing knife...and got the kill 5 people with the throwing knife challenge completed at the same time. 

level 64, next level, RPGx2, FUCK YEAR!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 05, 2010, 05:49:31 AM
I don't know. I'd call the ability to teleport over to someone and stab them faster than bullets can hit you cheating. Especially if you're running around with a care package. You barely even need to sneak up on people. Sure it's not going to help you in big team games where people tend to travel in packs but you'd dominate something like free-for-all or normal team deathmatches like that.

The FMJ for the 1887's is definitely cheating though. It gives it back its range pre-nerfing and it has as good a range as most of the submachineguns which is just bullshit. I held point B on Scrapyard up to a 14 killstreak before I finally ran out of ammo on them and died only because I was switching guns.

I do know that I refuse to ever go through Prestige Mode. I don't want to lose all of my guns and stuff. If they gave me back all of the attachments and stuff I've already earned as soon as I unlocked the guns again, then maybe.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on January 05, 2010, 06:16:27 AM
My friend AJ prestiged like, 2 months ago, lol. He wasn't too happy about loosing the guns and attachments either, but leveling up is so much easier after a prestige. It basically just means you have to spend more time playing the game. Of course, the fact that his weapon of chose is unlocked right form the start definitely helped.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 05, 2010, 07:09:28 AM
ill admit the "teleport" is kind of bullshit, but ive been shot out of that many times and vice versa.  still, there's a lot of bullshit in this game so it isn't much in comparison to...everything else.  but im not going to defend it, you can't deny that knifing in this game is a lot more fun than it was in cod4.  i mean, i run around with my knife yelling "VROOM VROOM"

but what am i to call bullshit, i just got my RPGx2.  though, when i prestige the moment i hit 70 ignoring the ak47...back to the at4 which at least is more versatile(not that it matters against the big floating easy target harrier).

now if you excuse me, i got some multikills to acquire.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on January 05, 2010, 02:45:12 PM
This (http://ccp.vo.llnwd.net/o2/pdf/QEN_Q3-2009.pdf) is one of the many reasons why I consider EVE to be on a completely different level than most, if not all other MMOs out there... The market is absolutely insane. Of course, the fact that it's a broker market and works rather dfferently than a direct buyer to seller market probably accounts for at least some of the complexity of the market.

Also, I really need to figure out how to use the market effectively. I don't necessarily want to become a trader, but I don't want to feed people extra ISK that I could be saving.I'm not exactly rich, considering that 4.8m ISK is practically nothing compared to the billions of ISK that some high end players deal with. (Well, billions in some ways. Example: http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1228801&page=2)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on January 06, 2010, 12:56:12 AM
This (http://ccp.vo.llnwd.net/o2/pdf/QEN_Q3-2009.pdf) is one of the many reasons why I consider EVE to be on a completely different level than most, if not all other MMOs out there... The market is absolutely insane.

The fact that hundreds of thousands of players are hitting the same market really helps.  An EVE-like economy in any other game simply would not be feasible due to the segmentation of the player base.

But yeah, that's one of the ways that EVE really stands up against the competition.  Not only because the market is massive, but because it's mostly player-driven, and it has more than enough players to effectively fuel it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 06, 2010, 04:42:44 AM
I bought a couple of Wii games today since Best Buy's gamer club website had $10 off for each of them and they were normally $15. Got Excitebots and New Play Control Pikmin.

I have yet to open Pikmin but dear god Excitebots is so much fun. It's almost like some crazy tripped out version of Beetle Adventure Racing except you can hit polls and go spinning off of them for extra boost or do tricks in midair or hit a soccer ball into a goal for some reason midrace and you don't even actually have to get 1st to win or even S any given track, you just need a certain amount of stars from doing all sorts of activities and attacking the other racers and getting huge air and stuff. So much fun.

Thursday is Bayonetta Time. It will not be interrupted.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 06, 2010, 07:01:23 AM
im going to be frank, i suck balls at terminal in the "staying alive" department. 

this screenshot is my best terminal game, with a weapon i don't use (aug hbar).  it's both happy and depressing.  happy because, well, look at dat phat score.  sad, 3 kills away from a nuke :<   basically i died the moment i got done with my chopper gunner, which is better than getting shanked during the chopper gunning.  though it's terminal, and there are plenty of places to hide from the gunner so i can't beat myself up about it, it was a damn nice game to end the evening on.  i mean, it's not a matter of "if" i get a nuke, it's a matter of when i get the nuke  8)
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8134/img1609h.jpg)

ps: akimbo 1887 = FREE KILLS (though, fun to use)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on January 06, 2010, 08:07:07 AM
That is a damn nice score. And that is a damn fun map, too, but I ca understand how it can be hard to stay alive. Still, 6 deaths beats the hell out of everyone else there, so I'd hardly call that sucking at staying alive.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 06, 2010, 03:56:33 PM
I just played a game of SF3S with a guy in Korea and we had hardly any lag. What the fuck.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 06, 2010, 08:37:27 PM
so I'd hardly call that sucking at staying alive.

well, it wasn't an ordinary game.  normally i die a lot due to being spawn camped to hell and back at the spawn by A.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 07, 2010, 01:53:10 AM
well, it wasn't an ordinary game.  normally i die a lot due to being spawn camped to hell and back at the spawn by A.

Sounds incredibly dumb.

Also I think I might delete MDK2 and System shock 2 and try and catch up on my PS, N64, and mega drive emulation. Oh yeah, and Gunstar Heroes is FUCKING AMAZING.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 07, 2010, 05:17:38 AM
Sounds incredibly dumb.

no, spawning the instant before a predator missile hits you is incredibly dumb.  

and ive been running around with a marathon/stopping power/steady aim spas 12 build.  it's really fun, but, WHY IS KNIFING EASIER?!  THAT SHOULD NOT BE!

seriously, shotguns are actually good in this game, yet knifing is easier to get kills with.  

that said, shotgunning on invasion = VERY VERY VERY FUN
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on January 07, 2010, 05:44:48 AM
Agreed, predators on spawn suck ass.

However, I've only been killed on spawn a couple times not including the times I spawn outside and an airstrike or something hits me, and those kills were in small maps where you could not spawn away from people if you wanted to.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 07, 2010, 02:09:24 PM
Easiest way to get kills is to immediately walk towards C. From the metal detectors, just stop when you line up with the corner of the wall and aim over towards C. Guys will just walk into view and die instantly. From the escalators, guys will walk around from where you would have stopped and just get nailed. I get instant emergency air drops almost every game on Terminal because of how predictable people are. If you stand far enough back, they almost can't hit you correctly with flashbangs to disorient you and if they do hit you, just backing up to the left will pull you back behind the metal detectors again.

I also love it when people throw flashbangs at me because the second they do, I usually just drop a claymore. People are too greedy with that and go for the knife and then whoops they explode.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 07, 2010, 06:36:46 PM
that's pretty much how i got the score i got.  

*edit*

forgot the default killstreaks are uav, care package, preditor missile.  im fine with this, but care package sucks.  well, ok, it doesn't suck, but i don't like it.  well...no, i DO like it, i just don't like having it as my own killstreak.  y'see, yes you can literally get a fucking chopper gunner with only 3 kills (hardline) with the thing, but...so can your enemy...from your box, and so can that asshole team mate whoring the mic annoying the piss out of you.  i see the purpose of it being in there by default, to show new players who can't get high killstreaks what the higher end stuff is about.  but personally, i hate having it because of people like me, I WILL STEAL YOUR CARE PACKAGE AND I DO NOT CARE WHO YOU ARE.

i guess if i feel like fucking around with a knife build i would do something like...care package, chopper gunner, nuke.  i mean, i tried the care package run "glitch" and jesus, why hasn't it been patched?  you run so fucking fast with that thing it's like im playing f-zero.  but i guess you lose tactical knife, and you aren't using the care package for the killstreak it contains so it isn't THAT bad.  you may run super-humanly fast, but you can't outrun bullets.

but i guess i will be using the scar h with stopping power and noobtoob.  you know, i tried other guns, i had high killstreaks with guns i sucked with, but the scar h with scavenger is too good.  it's like a sprayable m16.  i guess it's not a surprise i got my 27 killstreak with the scar h and AA-12.

while i am on the topic of overpowered assault rifles, what is up with the m4 assault rifle (ie, the first assault rifle on the list)?  why use it over the scar?  sure it has more ammo, but what's the point if it takes more shots to kill.  thing gets my vote for the worst assault rifle.

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, unlike cod4, while ar's are still king, shotguns are damn good, and smg's are damn good.  one of my favorite classes is a silenced vector(or mini uzi), spas 12 with grip, marathon, stopping power, and steady aim. 

i was long overdue for a tldr and mw2 was on the brain so here you go, something to gnaw on.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 08, 2010, 04:59:15 PM
Bayonetta is the best action game ever made. No I don't care if you don't like how she looks. No I don't care if you're bad at the games. No I don't care about any possible negative ideas you can come up with. It is quite literally the perfect action game. The demo for God of War 3 is absolute shit in comparison to this and if that demo is any indication, GoW3 will follow suit and be absolute boring shit in comparison in full.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 08, 2010, 06:30:26 PM
Well it was made by ex members of Clover and some of the Devil May Cry staff right? That has amazing spelt all over it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 08, 2010, 09:42:20 PM
say i don't like devil may cry, but i enjoy ninja gaiden.

also, bayonetta is really hot, so that can make up for some other issues i could have with the game.

would i enjoy bayonetta?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 09, 2010, 12:04:48 AM
also, bayonetta is really hot, so that can make up for some other issues i could have with the game.

If you like stick-bugs, then sure.

Also the game play looks decently smoother and faster then DMC, so I'd check it out if I were you.

Also I just noticed a huge Okami reference (watching it via stream now).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 09, 2010, 12:07:37 AM
If you like stick-bugs, then sure.

i bet if you looked at my avatar, you would get it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 09, 2010, 12:39:06 AM
I...huh? It's the same thing it's always been for me.

Also there seems to be a ton if videogame/capcom related jokes going on in this game.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 09, 2010, 03:09:34 AM
say i don't like devil may cry, but i enjoy ninja gaiden.

also, bayonetta is really hot, so that can make up for some other issues i could have with the game.

would i enjoy bayonetta?

Ninja Gaiden is even worse than pure shit in comparison to this.

Then again I think the newer Ninja Gaiden games are godawful pieces of trash to begin with so WHO KNOWS

The mechanics are smoother and simpler than DMC (punch/kick/shoot/dodge/switch weapon sets) but combos are done more based on timing than button-mashing like a spaz and there's a lot of depth as to your options at any point in time and unique combos for just about every combination of weapons you can find. And the whole thing is just ridiculously stylish.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 09, 2010, 03:13:23 AM
the way you express your opinion radically reminds me of...me...

rather humorous 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 09, 2010, 03:43:00 AM
Well that's what I was going for so awesome
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 10, 2010, 05:57:55 AM
played some mw2 with friends today, wasn't very fun

rundown
afghan
rundown
estate
rundown
derail
rundown team death match
rundown domination

i wish there was a map toggler or something like warcraft 3 had, select 2 or 3 maps you don't like, and they won't show up when you search for a game.  totally would get rid of afghan (i now dislike that map), rundown, and rundown again.  i would pay money for dlc which limited the only maps to wasteland, highrise, skid row, and invasion. 

seriously though, rundown is annoying as overgrown.  PICK A BUILDING AND CAMP HURP DURP THATS FUN RITE!?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on January 10, 2010, 12:14:00 PM
I am also enjoying Bayonetta right now.

The game is ridiculous fun. So many combos, and I like how you can practice them in the loading screens. Witch Time is probably the greatest implement of slowing time in a while too. There's a variety of enemies, much more so than anything like DMC or NG. The game is dripping with sex and style. If the first 5 minutes of the game didn't make you scratch your head, or get the gigglies, then you may as well not get it.

Also, REFERENCES:

Resident Evil
Okami
Viewtiful Joe
Devil May Cry
Madworld
God Hand
Apocalypse Now

If you liked any of those games, you will like Bayonetta.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 11, 2010, 12:59:58 AM
Damn I want that game. Even tho I think the main character looks like a stick bug and Gun shoes and hair suits are just plain retarded.

Also the insults in STALKER Clear Sky are awesome, one of the guys screamed "NAZIII" and then unloaded on a bandit.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on January 11, 2010, 04:48:24 AM
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3659/1262393800158.jpg) (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/1262393800158.jpg/)(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/1262393800158.jpg/1/w1280.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img41/1262393800158.jpg/1/)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 11, 2010, 05:41:55 AM
Damn I want that game. Even tho I think the main character looks like a stick bug and Gun shoes and hair suits are just plain retarded.

You don't ever notice anything weird about her while playing it. If you actually have the time while playing to complain about her proportions, you're doing something really really wrong. It matches with the art style perfectly.

Also, the entire point behind the game is to be ridiculous and retarded and completely over-the-top.

And I totally just beat it on Hard Mode and I'm ranked pretty high up on the leaderboards for score.

It is worth every penny. And every one of your pennies. At the same time.


Also, I got my first nuke in Modern Warfare 2. I put on Harrier/Chopper Gunner/Nuke and it made it almost too easy. Ended up going 53-3 for the entire round of domination on Rundown. And told my friends to stop trying so that they could get ahead of us so I could nuke them while we were losing so I could get Ultimate Sacrifice completed. It was extremely funny. Half the other team quit after that round. And then I switched to Harrier/Pave Low/Chopper Gunner and continued to dominate for kills for the entire night which was amazing. Usually I run into a giant team of super pros that just wipe the floor with me.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 11, 2010, 05:49:30 AM
it's not hard to get a nuke, but rather getting lucky enough to get in a position to get said kills.  then again, that could apply specifically with my reletavley poor skill at the game.

obviously i would be better at the game if i put more time into it.  problem, the game just pisses me off too goddamn much to play in longer bursts. 

/vlad ragequit

star trek online beta on tuesday, beta code from amazon put into STO website, hopefully all goes well.  not too sure on what i will be "class" wise, or what race i will be, but i know i will be going federation.  im sure over 80% of the playerbase will be going federation as well.  it can't really be helped since i mean, watch the damn tv shows and see which point of view is shown most of the time.

hopefully this game will fulfill my space fetish in ways eve could not.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 11, 2010, 08:28:56 AM
Yeah, it's largely a matter of luck. The guys we were playing against weren't very good and I had gotten behind their lines and they were doing a very poor job of taking me out. And apparently none of them thought to just shoot at the harrier nor did they have any class with any form of rockets to shoot stuff down so the harrier just hung out and got me kills. And then the chopper gunner just wasted them since all of Rundown's major points are open-air and most of the sniper spots are wide enough for the gunner to shoot in. And they were too dumb to just go back and kill me. I mean I was laying right inside the little room on ground level next to C. And they controlled C.

I pretty much only play the game when I can play with my friends though. I can't do random matches anymore. I just can't cooperate with all of the glory hogs and retards that populate Xbox Live.

Also, I submitted pictures of my beating Bayonetta on Hard to Penny Arcade's contest. Hopefully I'm within the 500 so I can get the cool shirt but I sort of doubt it. I mean, the contest started on Friday.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 11, 2010, 01:07:53 PM
It matches with the art style perfectly.

Bwah? but everyone else is relatively well proportioned except for those two female characters.

Also Ulti, that image should say DON'T STAND THERE, COME IN.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 11, 2010, 03:10:00 PM
Not really. Everyone has extremely long legs. And in-game, Bayonetta's head looks completely normal compared to the other characters.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 12, 2010, 01:57:49 AM
The only characters I've really seen are that one witch, the reporter, the bar guy that wants to be a space marine (fucking love that reference) and that short fat guy. That and the only time I noticed it in game (watching someone play, not playing) was when he shot guns from his legs, and it was scary as hell.

I just HAD to use a strategy in Serious Sam that was something other than not get hit and shoot enemies. Wow.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 13, 2010, 08:12:24 PM
Double post, but why didn't anyone tell me how awesome Street Fighter Alpha is? I just downloaded it just for the sake of nostalgia and it's fucking awesome. Now I need to check out the original Darkstalkers.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 13, 2010, 09:40:41 PM
ill play alpha when there is an hdremix of the sucker so i can easily play online and use my madcatz TE stick. 

anyway, torrent > direct download, got my open beta client for the star trek.  id link a picture of my character, but it's really really laggy right now and the server just crapped out.  it's pretty cool so far though, i don't really get how the skill system works yet, but it's pretty star trek-ey. 

ensign vladgd of the starship carl
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 13, 2010, 10:13:46 PM
ill play alpha when there is an hdremix of the sucker so i can easily play online and use my madcatz TE stick.  

might as well just wait for SSF4. That and I'm definitely looking forward more to Guy and Adon.

More shit, but Shinobi 3 is a stupidly good game, but I doubt I'll ever beat it or Gunstar heroes at this rate.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 14, 2010, 02:05:32 AM
I've actually found that Gunstar Heroes isn't that hard if you figure out the trick. That is, the body splash and slide kick do about a billion times more damage than the guns.

I played some SFA3 with a friend to play some Cody/Adon/Guy to freshen up and man I am really looking forward to Cody and Adon. My friend uses Guy a lot more than I do though.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 14, 2010, 04:50:13 AM
I've actually found that Gunstar Heroes isn't that hard if you figure out the trick. That is, the body splash and slide kick do about a billion times more damage than the guns.

Yeah, I was playing on normal and blowing through the game up until just after you beat Black's Castle, and I just left my emu running forever until my PC restarted. Still not sure how that standing slide move tho. In all honesty Dynamite Headdy is harder.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 14, 2010, 05:33:38 AM
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8966/scienceofficer.th.jpg) (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/scienceofficer.jpg/)

there's more to it than the screen shows, maby later ill take one zoomed in on the face.  i think she looks pretty cool anyway.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on January 14, 2010, 05:01:02 PM
Finally decided to play through Metroid Prime 3 about a week and a half ago. I'm at the end of the game now, and I've gotten all of the upgrades and powerups. It's a fun game methinks.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 14, 2010, 11:12:42 PM
I thought it was fairly awesome.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 14, 2010, 11:45:25 PM
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4600/sto2.th.jpg) (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/sto2.jpg/)

i wanted to make an alien, so i did.  closer image than the previous.

*edit*

as much as i would like to enjoy this game, i impulse canceled my preorder/uninstalled the beta client.

the ship combat...it's like, BADddDDDDDDddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
dddd
dd

dddd
ddddd

ddd
d
dddd
ddd
ddd

dd
dd
sdd
dsvs

im just angry today, mass effect 2 can't come out soon enough.

seriously though, EVE has better combat and that game controls like ass.

i don't think i have the patients for an mmo now anyway.  

so i decided to try some quake live

HOW THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO ADJUST TO A GAME LIKE THIS WHEN MY MIND HAS BEEN DUMBED DOWN TO CONSOLE SHOOTERS LIKE HALO AND CALL OF DUTY

seriously, the speed of quake 3 compared to call of duty is like comparing how fast my minivan goes to the speed of light, fuck.  no bullshit ways of getting kills in quake...hence why i have trouble getting as much as one single kill.  

it's nice though.  theres no sniping, no camping, no killstreaks, no lag.  BUT the only people someone picking up this game for the first time in years and years and years, have fun getting obliterated.  i may install ut2k4 tomorrow and try and brush up on that, FFA DM_RANKIN BABY!

*edit*

the gate, i have to remember that q3 map, it's good.  i actually went third place in an FFA, it's pretty fun when you start killing people.  i uhh still don't quite have my groove for the sensitivity yet, maby i need a bigger surface to move my mouse on otherwise i just play on higher sensitivities. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on January 18, 2010, 03:18:47 AM
The people that tend to play on Quake Live tend to be pretty goddamn good, at least from my experience. I'm not a bad Quake player, I'd consider myself above average, but I get my ass handed to me two out of three games on Quake Live. Also, if you install UT2k4, hit me up, and I'll play with you or something, I got that whole Unreal pack on Steam during the Holiday Sale.

Also: Killing Floor is probably the best three dollars I've ever spent, that game is way too much fun for how simple it is.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on January 18, 2010, 04:19:18 AM
The people that tend to play on Quake Live tend to be pretty goddamn good, at least from my experience. I'm not a bad Quake player, I'd consider myself above average, but I get my ass handed to me two out of three games on Quake Live.

Keep in mind that people have had 11 years to practice.  Quake Live is basically an enhanced port of Quake III to browsers.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 18, 2010, 02:37:38 PM
HOW THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO ADJUST TO A GAME LIKE THIS WHEN MY MIND HAS BEEN DUMBED DOWN TO CONSOLE SHOOTERS LIKE HALO AND CALL OF DUTY

Quake is an insane game, probably one of the deepest FPS games ever made (I'm a CS fanboy and I'm more then willing to admit that Quake is a harder game to play).

That being said, someone needs to message me on steam if they want to play anything online. I haven't been on TF2, NeoTokyo, CSS, or Quake live in forever. Shit, or any fighting games.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: dinnerroll on January 18, 2010, 06:25:33 PM
Consistently playing Modern Warfare 2, and also working through Brutal Legend and Assassins Creed 2 at the same time. after i finish those i'll probably work on Left 4 Dead 2, and I also got Resident Evil 5 which i still need to play through. I havent had this much on myp late gaming-wise is several years.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on January 18, 2010, 07:48:50 PM
Consistently playing Modern Warfare 2, and also working through Brutal Legend and Assassins Creed 2 at the same time.

Sounds like all my friends. That pretty much sums up what's been happening lately with my friends. Except that one of them rented borderlands.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 18, 2010, 09:55:35 PM
I should really borrow Brutal Legend from my friend. He bought it because of the demo thinking it would be more of a hack'n'slash and he really doesn't like RTS games so he ended up just dropping the game. I like RTS games though so I'd probably get a lot more enjoyment out of it.

But no, instead I am playing Zelda: Spirit Tracks which is pretty fun and Infamous, which is also pretty fun but I still like Prototype more because it lets you feel like more of a super badass.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on January 19, 2010, 01:38:40 AM
Man, I thought the RTS aspect of Brutal Legend was amazing.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 19, 2010, 03:51:01 AM
Megaman 3. All the robot masters are down, I have like 9 or so E tanks and I have to beat fucking pimped out Guts man 4 times now. This game is really rage inducing, specifically Gemini Man with his stage.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: OmegaOmni on January 19, 2010, 09:23:19 AM
Beeen playing BioShock and Chrono Cross.
Awesome 1st person and awesome RPG
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: dinnerroll on January 19, 2010, 06:51:27 PM
I really didnt expect Brutal Legend to be so RTS-heavy, but i love it so much
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 19, 2010, 09:46:48 PM
for some reason, i have the urge to play some big mutha truckers.  i recall playing it at my cousins years ago and it was more fun than vidya reviewers gave it credit for. 

though im not paying fifty dollars for it new on amazon.  i wouldn't mind another trucker sim/rpg style game, it would be interesting.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 19, 2010, 09:52:10 PM
Download Big Rigs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Rigs
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 20, 2010, 12:00:49 AM
no
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on January 20, 2010, 01:37:34 AM
AVGN actually considered doing a review of Big Rigs.  He apparently installed Windows on his Mac (IIRC, he said he tried using Parallels, which is probably where the problem lies) and everything, but wasn't able to get it working.

I should e-mail him and help him get Boot Camp and Fraps set up, haha.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 20, 2010, 03:17:31 AM
unlike big rigs, big mutha truckers is actually somewhat good(from what i remember anyway).

http://chipandironicus.com/video/other/mystery/mystery1.html

video totally related
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: 淫蟲 on January 20, 2010, 03:44:37 PM
YOU'RE WINNER





I wouldn't think Big Rigs would be something that the AVGN would review.  I mean, it's not even a retro game.  :(
Spoony could do a review of it, though.

Also, I just got a copy of Diablo 1/2/expansion packs, so I guess I'm playing those.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 21, 2010, 10:42:13 PM
i bought bayonetta since i enjoyed the demo. 

something to keep me busy until mass effect 2 comes in the mail.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 21, 2010, 10:49:21 PM
Mass Effect 2 PC has leaked. I don't have the specs to play it though so I don't even care. My character's on 360 anyway.

God I still love Bayonetta. I might just download the demo so I can play it here and there until I can buy it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 22, 2010, 01:18:06 AM
Too many good things coming out recently. Bayonetta, ME2, TvC2, No More Heroes 2 all come to mind.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on January 22, 2010, 03:15:56 AM
I've been going retro lately.

In addition to my new/old Atari, I've been playing random Commodore 64 and Amiga games recently.

The Commodore 64 in particular is hilarious because its audio capabilities eclipse its graphical prowess by, well, quite a bit.  I was playing Monty on the Run earlier and had a hard time connecting the amazing musical score to the limited graphics.

Speaking of Monty, it's funny how many parallels that game has to I Wanna Be The Guy.  It's really, really, really merciless.  Speaking of I Wanna Be The Guy, if anyone's completed it (or watched a walkthrough or Let's Play on YouTube), you've actually heard the music from Monty on the Run!  It's the awesome SID tune that plays during the final level.

Music can be heard here...give it a listen, it's friggin awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfINgpYvfTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfINgpYvfTY)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 22, 2010, 03:43:33 AM
i think bayonetta is a bit easier than ninja gaiden, but the way you are "scored" at the end, i feel like i suck total ass at the game.

silver rank
gold rank
stone stone stone
stone stone
stone
stone
stone
joe pesci
stone
joe pesci rank (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4et8Dt6rco)

that and i end up having 10% health most of the time for some reason, ohh well, im on like level 6 now. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 22, 2010, 05:26:16 AM
Normal is much easier and Hard isn't toooo hard since you always have plenty of options like invincibility lollipops and such but once you hit Infinite Climax difficulty, they take away Witch Time completely and it's just brutal.

You really need to hold combo a lot and use dodge offset with wicked weaves to really get good scores.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 22, 2010, 08:56:06 AM
i think i know why im having problems with the game, difficulty wise.

I THOUGHT YOU WERE SPOSED TO PLAY ONE HANDED :<

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7365/1264167525374.jpg)

in all seriousness though, i just got the claw weapons so im all "HEY TIME TO CHECK EM OUT" so the next level i fight is one of those levels where the boss IS the level.  so after i did that awesome fight i was getting my hopes up into trying the claws against normal enemy fodder to get used to how they work....

nope

MOTORCYCLE LEVEL

so that blew my fucking mind, cooled down with an episode of sanctuary and uhh i guess ill check the claws out tomorrow, it's almost 9am, night!

a fap note, the torture move against the white whip lady enemies = wooden horse device used in S&M(thanks /d/). 

HOT

until they explode...that is...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 22, 2010, 03:24:32 PM
i think bayonetta is a bit easier than ninja gaiden, but the way you are "scored" at the end, i feel like i suck total ass at the game.

Isn't Ninja Gaiden like, genially harder then God Hand (which is an awkward comparison considering God Hand scaled).

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 22, 2010, 03:32:55 PM
Ninja Gaiden would only be harder because it has the retarded idea of making every enemy capable of attacking you from every distance and then ambushing you from around corners and respawning enemies when you walk back through an area.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 22, 2010, 08:01:33 PM
never really thought of ninja gaiden as that bad.  it's challenging, but it's never overwhelming.  

the hardest part about ninja gaiden (not talking about 2, though it has the same problem) is the fucking camera.  

which was at least toggled on the trigger rather than clicking the right thumbstick. please tell me there's a way to change the controls in bayonetta, i couldn't see anything in the options.  i mean, i don't have two right thumbs to be attacking and simultaneously hitting the right thumb stick to correct the camera.  swapping that with the weapon swap would be infinitely better since i don't see the need to change weapons mid fight, and if i did, i wouldn't be in the middle of attacking.

*edit*
<rant>
chapter 15 just kicked me in the vagina

yeah it's nice and challenging, sure i use a few items, but i called it a night when i had to do that bullshit turret crap.

yeah variety is cool, but please play to your strength with the standard combat.  i mean, sure the motorcycle bit was awesome, and yeah the surfing boss was neat (more fun to watch than to fight), but stationary turrets?  please, don't.

reckon i will use this as an excuse to run around playing previous levels getting money and such (though i don't need it) until i feel like doing chapter fucking 15 again.  i mean, i don't care as much if you give me several fuckhard bosses to fight in succession, just no stationary turrets with odd controls, please.  

no kidding, fighting my way through chapter 15, good amount of work put into it.  i basically insta quit when i got to the turret part.  i like variety when it's good, not when it's there for the sake of being there.  i mean, instead of a turret you could have had me surfing on a missile around it or something (i mean it's not like i wasn't surfing on a missile the level before).

i just hope i don't just stop playing because of this one part, with mass effect 2 coming out on tuesday, if this is the last thing of bayonetta on my mind, i won't be playing it again for a little while.
</rant>

HOWEVER the fight with that other witch lady was really damned fun.

OHH IF ONLY I DIDN'T HAVE TO DO THAT LAME MISSILE SHMUP LEVEL FIRST ELSE I WOULD FIGHT HER AGAIN FOR THE SAKE OF IT BEING FUN.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 24, 2010, 06:01:00 PM
The levels and stuff that you're calling lame are recreations of classic Sega games, hence why they are there.

And the turret thing is really easy on Normal. Just mash fire directly at his face and he'll just stay lock stunned in that flinch animation until he punches out one of the turrets and then do the same at the other one. You can even get away with never shooting a missile on Hard difficulty.

And you definitely do need to change weapons mid fight if you want better scores. There are quite a few longer combos and great chains that come out of that.



Anyway, I played through Mass Effect a bit again just to get ready for 2 and yeah, I still don't think 1 is really all that great of a game but it's fun enough. I was using my infiltrator guy that I started a year ago and got through enough of the game to get the next two ally achievements and I'll probably stop there since I'm just going to use my Vanguard for ME2.

Also, BlazBlue CS is fantastic. I'm learning Hazama and he's really really fun.



I can do most of the basic versions of the combos he's using but I need to figure out the mechanics of the combos off of hotenjin (that distortion drive kick). I really need to learn to tack on that drop to the ground into the second jumping C's though. That'd be an extra 1000 damage easy.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 24, 2010, 08:34:38 PM
&feature=sub

this is kind of related.

i fought this ryu player online...he destroyed me.  i did get one round on him, but i had a feeling that he let me take a round. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 24, 2010, 09:19:04 PM
He seemed a bit slow to me, but by the looks of his medium (medium? whatever) attack and his batman grappling hook he should be more then fine on the speed front. Personally I'm liking Noel and Tsubaki. Noel just seems all around easy to use and Tsubaki seems like an odd combination of a street fighter charecter and Holy Order Sol.

Also this game is really hardly anything like GG outside of a few game mechanics.

also vlad, HADOUKEN HADOUKEN HADOUKEN HADOUKEN HADOUKEN HADOUKEN. That guy is stupidly good but watching a good shoto player is just annoying.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 24, 2010, 11:24:45 PM
Hazama's probably going to end up in mid to upper tier. He has great defense because of all of his escape possibilities, solid HP, fairly easy and solid bnb combos and his distortions are both quite useful, although the not Hotenjin needs a backthrow to land it 100%. Hotenjin can be stuck in all sorts of combos, is great for counters (that's its main function really) and he has some fair range. His problems include being slower up close, most of his combos need a certain distance to maintain and his other specials aren't really that great aside from his one special that leads into the leaping forward kick, the backflip kick and the launcher for his combos.

I'll probably end up using Hazama and Tager. Tager's a lot faster and his normals have some good invulnerability to them now (as does atomeek COLLIDOR). Damage is a little lower and his proration's worse I think but man that extra speed boost really evens things out.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 25, 2010, 12:07:34 AM
hazama is an obvious ripoff of larcen from eternal champions. 

that game needs a fucking remake or another sequel. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 25, 2010, 06:10:11 AM
Haha, man that game was so awful.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/106/1063174p1.html

All the Mass Effect 2 DLC from the various collector's editions is up for free right now when it shouldn't be. I snagged all of it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 27, 2010, 06:29:18 AM
i rarely play games in long bursts, period.  generally i play about 2-5 hours of vidya per week.  

i got mass effect round the time i took the picture in the happy thread.  my file has 12.5 hours on it.

so far i am using mordin and jack with my soulja shepard.  

been using EVERY weapon because of the ammo thing, mainly the heavy carnifex (MA GAH 40k) pistol.  why the fuck am i using a pistol?  it rapes house over my shotgun/assault rifle in mid range fo sho.  ohh ohh and sniper rifles don't suck anymore, I ACTUALLY USE THEM  

 :o

-joker is less suck this time around
-miranda needs a paper bag
-mordin is fucking awesome
-jacob is surprisingly cool
-jack is alright
-just got grunt so i can't say much other than his face is modeled pretty damn good  SHEPARD, SHEPARD, SHEPARD, SHEPARD, SHEPARD
-garrus is garrus, not a bad thing
-DR CHAKWAS IS BACK
-secretary is cool
-fish tank
-model ships
-picture of liara in my quarters
-lots of cool stuff if you imported your character
-more quarians
-male quarians
-trinity from the matrix as an asari
-the goddamn omega space station/bar/club = FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFffffffffffffffffffffgggood

probably do more pointless typing when im done playing tomorrow, because when im not playing, im thinking about it, thus...yeah, listening to a podcast talking about mass effect 2 while typing about it. 

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sneaky on January 27, 2010, 01:44:12 PM
warning: I just got a 360 again

Going to puchase Mw2 today and i'll be on tonight. also have battlefield Bad company and Rez evil 5.

gt: vAequitas
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 29, 2010, 12:34:08 AM
Tager is a surprising amount of fun, and I've NEVER been the one to play one of the heavy characters in a fighting game. Outside of that, Nu seems to have a lot of cool tricks, Arakune seems to be mostly mind games and sort of goofy. Still need to play everyone, but I really doubt I'll do anything with Carl.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 29, 2010, 08:02:16 AM
30 hours, everybody but legion aquired, and all of those are loyal.  

next step, doing EVERYTHING!  (every n7 quest, every upgrade, deplete every planet)

wouldn't have thought it before buying the game, but i use different characters than i thought i would use.  

mordin is generally always there, and thane/jacob alternate depending on what i feel i want.  because there are none of the "ally" achievements in this game, im not afraid to switch some oddball in there for the sake of using him/her/it.  

this game better not break my balls with liara in mass effect 3, because i passed up getting it on with garrus in hopes liara gets finished with her obsession on trying to take down the shadow broker.  

well, thanks to youtube, heres what i could of had.

BOW CHICKA BOW WOW
&feature=channel
&feature=related
&feature=related

*edit*

now that i think of it, if i don't like how something turns out in mass effect 3, i would have to replay 3 fucking games to get what i want.  it isn't a problem, but for an obsessive freak like myself, i would do something like that. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 29, 2010, 08:15:14 AM
There is no way I'm going to bother getting every upgrade. Scanning is the single most tedious and retarded idea I've seen. Oh boy! 1200 Platinum! I only need 50,000 for each upgrade! And it's SO SLOW. It honestly kind of ruins the game. Well, the dumbing everything down to basically being Dark Sector with some conversation choices does it the most but the scanning hurts a lot. Shooting stuff is still fun and I've played too much to not see where the whole thing goes but still, there are a lot of things I don't like with the direction Bioware's been going with their big releases. I largely blame it on EA.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on January 29, 2010, 12:36:40 PM
warning: I just got a 360 again

Going to puchase Mw2 today and i'll be on tonight. also have battlefield Bad company and Rez evil 5.

gt: vAequitas

Gonna add you.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on January 29, 2010, 01:48:07 PM
I largely blame it on EA.

Why does this not surprise me? Oh, wait, because EA should be removed from the video gaming market...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 31, 2010, 01:31:01 AM
41 hours, i guess i didn't get every upgrade, i must have missed some random upgrades in places i can't go back to, not a big problem.  i also decided to go with garrus since liara sounds more like an enemy than a friend in this game, i only wanted her for the lesbian sex anyway.

game beaten, i swear they made joker not suck this time around, he's actually kind of awesome in this game.  joker, mordin, legion, garrus, probably my favorite characters in this game.  but to be honest, i really didn't dislike anybody.  i didn't much like miranda until i talked to her AFTER beating the game (shouldn't be a spoiler, they let you run around to complete shit you didn't complete and whatever dlc they release in the future.), earned some brownie points with me.

reckon ill talk more about it later, probably the best game im going to play until

-mass effect 3
-any fucking blizzard game

whichever comes first, probably mass effect 3 if we take inconsideration blizzard's 30 year cycle to make a game :P

a final note (lolrly with how many times i edit each post) mass effect 1 has better credits than mass effect 2, otherwise it's improved across the board. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on January 31, 2010, 02:54:51 AM
got to see my friend play a bunch of mass effect 2. Looks awesome, and I fucking love the script writers. Seriously, I love how they actually give your character a personality, whule still letting you make choices. Like when someone wants you to give up your weapons... The choices being no, or hell no, lol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 31, 2010, 06:58:35 AM


goddamnit, brb, replaying entire game.

*edit*

how convienient, i have a file all ready to go from my third playthrough of the game under the name "vlad" rather than "vladgd"

man i'm a loser.  

seriously though, i am so fucking OCD with these games.  still, i got the me2 paramour achiecement i otherwise wouldn't have gotten, and since i am going for every achievement, no loss.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on January 31, 2010, 01:36:57 PM
The only achievements I'm missing after one playthrough are Insanity and Warp Specialist or whatever. And I'll do those in the next couple of days just to finish it off.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Spectere on January 31, 2010, 07:30:43 PM
Why does this not surprise me? Oh, wait, because EA should be removed from the video gaming market...

No way.  They're one of the only companies with the money and balls to stand up to fuckwits like Tim Langdell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EDGE_Games).

Also, even if their games are subpar, at least they've started to lay off the DRM unlike the morons running 2K.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 31, 2010, 07:58:06 PM
EA has done a LOT to redeem themselves. Ubisoft and Activision on the other hand...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on January 31, 2010, 09:53:35 PM
game re-completed.  9 hours of gameplay done in about 3, not bad i guess.  

doing that let me fight more barrier enemies, so i have pretty much every achievement but the insanity difficulty achievement.  

it was really bugging me because it wasn't until december of 2009 which i got a mass effect 1 file that satasfied me to transfer over to the sequel.  this game is a bit more straight forward with trying to do everything, so i have said file right now.  course i skipped mining resources to get some trivial upgrades, i can always do it later or when some new dlc comes out to motivate me to play the file again.  

now i can pretty much just dick around with other classes, dialog choices, difficulties, try to speedrun, ect without worrying about my me3 transfer file.  

and it's kind of neat with the bonuses you get from completing the game starting a new character.

200,000 credits
50,000 of each resource
25% exp bonus
you can choose a loyalty power from whomever you have gotten loyal (you can do it anyway, later in the game, but this way you can do it at the start of the game)

and these bonuses stack with the bonuses granted from importing a character.

almost forgot, i got a different conversation with mordin since i am no longer with the garrus.  instead of talking about the differences in turian/human anatomy, he talked about how unpleasant it was for people of different species to hit on him, which apparently happens often.  though, he did have some fondness for asari, but didn't know much why.  

http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Fornax
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on February 01, 2010, 01:03:58 AM
Yeah, I just need 5 more barrier enemies and the next place I'm going to is Horizon so there'll be plenty of Collectors with barriers there. I'm not going to bother with Insanity because JESUS CHRIST even with barrier on they take out your shields in two shots and kill you in another two. And enemies take very little damage and have full armor right from the first enemy.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 02, 2010, 02:31:42 AM
aaaaaand Megaman Zero 3 is finally done. It too me a while to get into it, but after you get the first power up, like every megaman game made, the game goes forward at a decently smooth pace. shockingly easy once you get some power ups (I used like, one savestate? and I think I only loaded from it once) and I beat the game with one minor heal and ABOUT 3 or 4 full heals left. I only saved them because I thought there was going to be another boss.

Still, I have to admit, fighting a final boss that's about your size and moves around instead of a giant fuck that doesn't move is a lot more fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 05, 2010, 06:39:56 AM
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/3370/img1621g.jpg)

beat this fucking mission by the skin of my teeth, goddamn.  at least the difficulty of insanity lives up to it's name in this game.  

like when i had to close the third damn door with a pyro around the corner, pop out when it stops flaming, warp, repeat until it's dead because any other course of action would kill me.  ohh but one of the times i went out of cover to warp, went back into cover...character froze in place, had to reload due to the fucking thing glitching.

even with tech armor, im made of glass i tell ya.  a lot of the times the 12 second cooldown isn't even worth recasting instead of a warp or overload or throw (if jacob uses pull prior).  a lot of the time i use my health as a buffer to do more damage, but i blame the bloodpack enemies regenerating health faster than you can shoot at them, thank god for incinerate.  

anywho, i have mordin and garrus.  i plan on doing the minimum possible to complete the game, fuck the ending, i want my achievement!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on February 05, 2010, 09:20:15 PM
All of you motherfuckers have to acquire STALKER: Call of Pripyat, like, right now. Right now. D:
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 05, 2010, 10:40:00 PM
i would if you could tell me how to get the original STALKER to work on my computer.

that and bioshock while you are at it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 06, 2010, 12:17:07 AM
Contact steam and bitch them out?

Also this AVP demo is decently fun. Just did this in it.

(http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l94/mortifiedocalot/avp.jpg)

Didn't get to play as Predator, but Aliens seem to be able to mess things up nicely considering they have no ranged attacks at all. That and marines are HARD to play as online with this lag. The game is also decently scary as a marine considering how lethal and fast aliens are, plus they can climb walls and ceilings at full run speed and all. They seem to devastate anything in medium range with their primary rifle tho, and the shotgun is nuts and fairly plentiful.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 06, 2010, 03:10:39 AM
i doubt steam will do anything about it.

anywho, i got jack in dat mass effect 2 insanity.  the difficulty of said "level" was a bit uneven.  

first fight of random soldiers with the occasional robot dog, hardest fight in the level.  you are basically cornered, and it doesn't help with the soldiers assrush you with full shields, took me several tries to get past.

second fight was more random soldiers in a more orange area, and a mech at the end.  due to level layout, and the mech glitching on geometry in a place where i could spam overload/warp/incinerate and he couldn't hit me, easiest fight in the level.

third fight different area, lots and lots and lots of soldier people with a mech at the end.  like the second fight but more difficult, probably took 4 times longer (maby 20 minutes of solid fighting), and the mech was a bit scarey but otherwise had a set path he wouldn't go beyond so it wasn't hard to exploit that.  

boss fight with the shield generators and infinite spawning enemies.  i was really worried about this one, but it wasn't really that bad at all.  shoot down the two generators, work your way to the third which is closest to the boss, then bunker down spamming powers at the boss until he dies.  when he dies, encounter ends, you win.  no melee enemies, and the soldiers keep out of your way, surprisingly easy, but one fuckup could still kill you due to everybody doing high damage.  pretty damn fun to be honest.

three characters down, more to go.  sometimes the difficulty just breaks me down and pisses me off, but ive managed to get this far, i don't see how the rest of the game could be any different.  only big problem i can recall right off the bat is the giant geth mech on the planet you get tali, that could be controller smashing...all the more reason to get it on video!

*edit*

im on the krogan warlord level, the boss part.

infinitley respawning krogan, boss with rocket launcher, mech, essentially no safety, killing boss does not win the encounter

how is this possible?

*edit*

lolnevermind

only 4 krogan spawn, and you can easily cheese the entire encounter.  i even got the latter part of it on video, ill link it in my videowhore thread when i have it uploaded later.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on February 06, 2010, 10:03:55 AM
Yeah, you just walk into the doorway so it can't close on you, shoot her with something (preferably the Cain) and then just back out the door any time you're in trouble. The krogan stop respawning after you kill her.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on February 06, 2010, 08:43:33 PM
Yeah, the AVP demo is pretty badass, I think playing as Marines is my favorite, it definitely has a nice horror game feel to it, with the motion sensors ticking whenever anything gets close, etc. Plus, the fact that the map they included with the demo is basically the set of Alien 3, cracked me up.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 06, 2010, 09:15:31 PM
for me she only spawned 4, then they stopped, i killed the mech, then i killed her last.  

*edit*

horizon, fight before you have to activate the computer at the end for the final encounter.

2 scions + lots of husks and each husk has armor

NONOnononNONONonNONon...

ok so i beat it first try, but fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck.  it's kind of hard dodging the attacks of 2 scions (one attack instantly nullifies your shields) while fending off a horde of husks.  god damn.  im just going to say i got lucky, because i wasn't aware of scion locations when i was killing off husks.  i think mordin getting gibbed distracted them long enough.  afterwards i was pretty much "kiting" them per say while spamming heavy warp.    

the sad part is the abandoned reaper ship and the end of the collector ship is pretty much nothing but SCIONS PLUS HUSKS OOLOOLOLLOOoll

i don't look forward to that, hopefully ill have pull field on jacob by then, or using samara instead.  

but uhh, sentinal me, jacob for pull and fire ammo, mordin because incinerate is probably the best fucking ability in the game.  warp may be a bit more versitile but the burn damage from incinerate seems to do more damage on the health meter than warp...and i hate miranda so fuck her.  

blablabla, minor progress...still not done with horizon, i just needed a break after that.

*edit*

i might just fucking quit right now.  one praetorian at the end of horizon.  just that fucking monster, really goddamn hard.  yeah, it took about 5 tries (it's laser can kill you after about 2 or 3 seconds of sustained fire) but i did it.  the problem, that's one praetorian, a wide open battlefield, and no other enemies.  on the collector ship, you fight one praetorian and a literal endless swarm of husks.  

if we had an emote of a smiley pointing a gun at himself, it would totally be appropriate right now.

*edit*

got samara, died once due to the gunship, learned from my mistake, bam bam, overall the easiest level thus far. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 07, 2010, 01:03:45 AM
For a second I thought you were talking about Killing Floor.

Also I just beat Serious Sam.

Fucking final boss through me off and I fought him for a good 40 minutes, but yeah, definitely an amazing game and a personal favorite.

Also something about BlazBlue just throws me off. I can't seem to find a character I'm comfortable with.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 08, 2010, 03:45:32 AM
i think im fuckin done with the insanity bullshit, uhh, i guess ill new game plus it or something because fuck this.

mirandas loyalty mission, end fight, fuck that.

the entirety of the get tali mission, fuck that, the geth are goddamn relentless.  

it's not as much the difficulty (well it is) as it is me wanting to polish this fucker asap to get my achievement.  BUT I GUESS I WONT BE GETTING IT NOW HURP DURP

i don't even want to immagine the praetorian collector husk fight, im just going to assume people fucking cheat to get the achievement.  or just getting lucky with the ai not wanting to assrush you like they seem to do randomly to me.  you know, in this game, on insanity, when the enemies run at you, there's literally no fucking way to win.  you can't survive 5 seconds of fire, let alone in a situation where you can't run and hide.  

like the geth.  they don't use cover, they walk up to you and kill you.  i guess it's smart, but i mean, im not going to beat this fucker on insanity.  

*edit*

yeah, im just frustrated.  ill lay off the insanity for a while.  if i uhh decide to try again, ill lower it to normal for that file, beat it, and new game plus it.  

for now ill play an adept imported from the mass effect 1 file i started and beat a few days ago.  vetran difficulty.  figure i beat it on normal, and i got what...60ish% through the game on insanity, this should be a nice change of pace.  

you know, i think what i need is a break from this game.  i have over 60 hours soaked into this sonbitch thus far, and banging my head against it to get one achievement is wearing me out.  

ff13 doesn't come out for a month, uhh...netflix is fine and dandy but a game to play...

maby mw2, sf2hdr, IIDX to tide me over for a while.

*edit*

tali get, the battle with the collossus was...easier than it was on normal?  yeah, wut?  it wasn't easy, but it was fun and challenging without being a kick in the dick.  i used miranda and garrus both with aoe overload, made my life easier. 

missions left until i beat the game on insanity

get thane
collector ship
derelict reaper
SOOISYDE MISHON
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on February 10, 2010, 05:45:57 AM
Jet Moto. Anyone here remember that game?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 10, 2010, 03:52:08 PM
Yeah, great game.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 10, 2010, 08:54:22 PM
double post for opinions. but what could anyone say about TvC, No More Heroes 2, AVP, Assassin's Creed 1/2, Bioshock 1/2, and Mass Effect 1/2.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 10, 2010, 11:06:03 PM
tvc, nothing
nmh2, nothing
assassins creed 1/2, nothing
bioshock, alright
bioshock 2, nothing
mass effect 1/2, read half of my total posts

anywho, i got thane and the game forces me into the collectors ship even though i was like 2k iridium away from the smg ammo upgrade...motherfucker.

went through the collectors ship, got the sniper rifle upgrade since smg's = assault rifles, and shotguns blow.  plus the damage for the semi auto assault rifle for the praetorian fight is going to be needed.  

after that was over, i started the first combat in the ship, died twice, and ill try it tomorrow.  i guess ill bang my head against this until i get lucky, because harbinger knocking me out of cover = hey, what do you know, i am fucking dead.  not very fun when you are some 7-8 minutes into a fight.  that and the scions floating around aren't helping, kill one and GUESS WHAT!...another one appears.  

im laughing because this hard as balls fight isn't even what i was worried about, let's hope i don't go physically harming myself/objects this time.  

3 levels left....though i believe it's universally accepted that the collectors ship on insanity is the hardest level in the game.  ive read people who find this difficulty easy blowing medigels on this fucker.  

*edit*

maby i was fucking wrong, because this goddamn part is

when you think it's going to end, it doesn't.  when a harbinger is in your face, you die, there are lots of harbingers.  you don't want to run out of the starting place because the scions move from place to place, when they do that, you die.  

when im doing "good" i use every medigel i have(one scion attack = no shields, if you don't have shields, you die), and then a harbinger impacts me out of cover when my powers are on cooldown and a scion one shots me.  

this

is

not

fair

ohh and that enemy you almost killed....yeah full barrier and armor when harbinger takes control.  ohh, and that barrier takes some working down to destroy, same with the armor.  

did i mention harbinger doesn't fuck around with cover, he casually walks towards you knocking you out of cover.

can't spend too much time trying to kill grunt enemies, remember that scion you want to kill but can't because grunt enemies turn into the more dangerious harbinger?  yeah, you have to kill them first.  

if harbinger blasts you out of cover when a scion attacks you, bye.

no courtesy checkpoint mid battle

as a sentinel this is impossible

ninja gaiden for the nes is a fun game compared to this bullshit

i want to hang myself
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on February 11, 2010, 02:17:46 AM
double post for opinions. but what could anyone say about TvC, No More Heroes 2, AVP, Assassin's Creed 1/2, Bioshock 1/2, and Mass Effect 1/2.

TvC - fantastic game. A lot more to it than I first thought. Lots of interesting characters.
NMH2 - improved over the first game in literally every possible way. Extremely good and now one of my favorite games
AVP - demo was awful with terrible matchmaking and broken balance. Marines just camp bright corners so nothing can approach them.
AC1/2 - I loved 1 and 2 is also improved in every way. Great games, fantastic story
Bioshock 1/2 - 1 was fantastic, 2 is pretty good so far but I'm only an hour into it so I don't know where it's going
ME1/2 - eh, they're there. pretty standard bioware games
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Danbo on February 11, 2010, 09:40:28 AM
Bought ME2 a couple weeks ago, but only got to play it for a couple of hours before going back to Uni. Back home for a couple days this weekend though...chances are I'll be playing it the entire time.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 12, 2010, 12:54:20 AM
i uhh beat the collectors ship.

first fight is that rage inducing piece of trash.  i killed the first scion somehow without harbinger raping my face, then i continually proceeded to get lucky.  
second fight is some exploitable collectors, not hard

third is the praetorian fight.  took three tries, but overall rather...fun?  yeah, i enjoyed this fight.  i mean it was kind of getting lucky with team mates killing off husks and collectors, but i mean, the praetorian itself was really not that bad.  you pretty much have a multi leveled square to run around which has cover all around.  run, blast off barrier with collector pulse beam when he isn't shooting laser at you, spam armor killing abilities/armor killing weapons such as sniper/carnefex heavy pistol when he isn't barriered, spam pulse beam when he is.  keep a good enough distance where you can safley get to the next cover, his laser beam brings on levels of pain few people see.  pretty much it really, allies keep the adds distracted, you play ring around the rosie with the praetorian, then finish off the collectors in the very back not doing anything to you, save, and yeah.  

fourth is some generic collectors.
fifth is HUSK SWARM!!!1111, so fly a kite and it's not too bad.

going to do some side crap for upgrades and whatnot before going to the reaper ship.  

*edit*

i beat the collectors ship with a level 15 sentinel by the way

none of this ng+ level 30 soldier "lol insanity is easy" crap

*edit*

did more than i intended today, usually when i beat a level im done for the day.  did the samara loyalty quest (due to no combat and i am lazy right now) and two no/low combat sidequests.  mined a bit, then jumped into the reaper.

HUSKS HUSKS HUSKS GODDAMN HUSKS HUSKS HUSKS HUSKS

pretty fun, lots of husks, then generally a scion or two in the mix later on.  plenty of room to run around, heavy pistol/sniper rifle armor piercing upgrade helps down them alongside heavy warp.  

so yeah, im at the "take reaper IFF" room, so...ill leave today as a good day and do that tomorrow.  but thus far it's been pretty fun.  

mordin incinerate blast in a group of husks to de armor them, samara throw field =  8)

playing on normal difficulty is going to feel like going back to kindergarten after im done with this playthrough.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 12, 2010, 02:46:19 AM
TvC - fantastic game. A lot more to it than I first thought. Lots of interesting characters.
NMH2 - improved over the first game in literally every possible way. Extremely good and now one of my favorite games
AVP - demo was awful with terrible matchmaking and broken balance. Marines just camp bright corners so nothing can approach them.
AC1/2 - I loved 1 and 2 is also improved in every way. Great games, fantastic story
Bioshock 1/2 - 1 was fantastic, 2 is pretty good so far but I'm only an hour into it so I don't know where it's going
ME1/2 - eh, they're there. pretty standard bioware games

Thanks, but I'm starting to realize my PC controller is going to hell fast and my hardrive is full so I'm probably spending the dosh on that.

Still, I haven't had a new Wii game in a while, let alone a multiplayer game.

Then again Stalker COP is 20 bucks on Steam. Ah steam...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 12, 2010, 05:05:31 AM
i would edit this in my post, but i brought pictures, so read the last edit, and these are related. 

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4627/img1627mq.th.jpg) (http://img22.imageshack.us/i/img1627mq.jpg/)

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8703/img1628.th.jpg) (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/img1628.jpg/)

im at the end of this mission, so finish this, suicide mission, achievement get. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 12, 2010, 02:31:38 PM
Quote
# Game Breaking Bugs: Enemy-thrown grenades in Clear Sky will quite literally home in on the player, actually changing direction in mid-air to ensure that they always land at the player's feet.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/STALKER

Now no one can complain about my bitching.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on February 12, 2010, 07:19:21 PM
Haha, I was so pissed with that too, it was one of the many reasons I didn't bother to finish CS. CoP is leaps and bounds better.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 12, 2010, 10:08:25 PM
bitch away, i seem to be the only person being super 'ragin man right now.  i like company :)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 13, 2010, 12:26:12 AM
I'm more pissed at the fact that I can't find console codes so I can be invincible and just stab everyone in the dick.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: annon on February 13, 2010, 11:06:22 PM
I started to get familiar with wiremod in Garry's Mod. It's crazy all the stuff you can do with it. I just used thrusters, velocimeters, and angular accelerometers to make an object able to stop itself from moving and rotating in zero-g. I also learned how to make a 7-segment digital clock. I'm going to use that clock in-game a lot.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on February 14, 2010, 01:21:29 AM
Wow, that is really awesome. I'm amazed they've come up with shit like that. Garrys mod really is an awesome tool for learning about crap.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 14, 2010, 07:19:59 AM
i totally popped in halo ce and played the first two levels.

halo 2 might suck, halo 3 might be just ok, but halo 1 is the shit.  plus like the silent cartographer level is fucking awesome, who needs to play any other level?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on February 14, 2010, 07:57:23 PM
Halo games were alright. Wanted to try Halo Wars but decided to get Ass Creed 2 instead, which was an excellent solution. Finished that and moved on to Bioshock 2 which is good so far, had to restart because I was so fuckin' tired the first time, so I just got to Ryan Amusements lol. Pretty fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 14, 2010, 08:42:50 PM
I've heard several times before that Halo CE has an amazing solo game, I need to check it out.

Also Army of Two's cover system > Gears cover system.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 14, 2010, 10:24:43 PM
single player AND co op is pretty damn good

and i got garrus/mordin on my adept vetran file.

the fucking gunship in the garrus mission went down like popping a balloon with a grenade launcher.  5 grenades, incinerate, two warps, bam.  i swear it glitched though since i only got it down to half health, maby if you do a certain amount of damage to it in a certain time it just dies, since that's what happened.

*edit*

alright, i finally got some good ole fashion cod in.  starting to fall in love with a class only intended to take down air, as a class to use all the time.

tar-21 w/silencer
stinger
claymore/stun
scavenger
cold blooded
steady aim

putting the silencer on the tar makes the shit recoil it had...almost like gone.  it's like less than a star with holographic.  plus the damn gun does so much damage, it's one of the only guns i don't mind rolling with without stopping power, because the tar does not need it.  you can use it like any of the other assault rifles, the silencer also has it's obvious benefits of not going off on radar, but i mainly have it on to reduce the recoil.  one more thing, with steady aim, and the tar's natural good damage, it's pretty good when fired from the hip.  

my new favorite gun/class right there.  AND since it's my cold blooded stinger class, BYE BYE HARRIERS, BYE BYE AC130, PAVELOW, CHOPPER GUNNER, TURRETS.  

unless the silencer thing is just a placebo effect...it does make my gun sound cool...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 16, 2010, 04:58:41 AM
Wow. STALKER CS is just such a bitch. I got past the construction site by sniping a few people, getting to a safe spot by the wall, taking out a few more guys then I ran inside the complex thing and shot anyone I could while spamming health packs. After that you have to take out this places power generator, which was easy, but then you have to go through this odd hallways that's fucking full of enemies, a machine gun placement, and a sniper. You need to sneak past the MG, kill the sniper and all his friends, and then have your guys blow up the MG guy.

So after all that jazz you get into a new hallway and was greeted with a boss fight against a helicopter that has a chain gun mounted onto it. So after a fairly lengthy fight and me trying not to get hit due to having no band-aids and not wanting to use all my med packs just to stop bleeding I finally beat him. About 5 or so guys rush in through a random door and I kill them. Then I come to ANOTHER hallway with a DIFFERENT machine gun nest and more random badguys to kill.

I've killed abut 100 mutants and almost 400 people, ugh.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on February 16, 2010, 11:42:42 PM
Are you on Limansk or something? That's right before the end of the game, IIRC.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 16, 2010, 11:57:19 PM
Nigga I'm at the NPP and I need to fight Strelok himself who has a goddamn aura of rape around him.

I was in that little area between Limasnk and NPP (it wasn't even mapped, it was just this hallway that was basically a decaying building with lots of rocks and dirt in it)

Also the monolith guys aren't that hard, but they stand behind these tiny pipes and can throw grenades with 100% accuracy further then the effective range of my assault rifle. Shit's so glaringly unfair that I might just uninstall.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on February 17, 2010, 05:12:17 AM
Don't you have the Gauss Rifle yet? That thing literally OHKO's anything you point it at, shit is bananas. I know they give it to you at some point during the plot, but I never actually got past Red Forest when I played it. And besides, you can't kill Strelok, that would create some kind of time paradox. Mercs are bitches, anyways.

Also interesting trivia note: Scar is actually mentioned in SoC, on one of the PDA's of Strelok's crew members (Ghost? I think?) it mentions that Fang was killed by a Merc with a scar on his face, and that they were going to try to track him down after they venture to the NPP. Or maybe it was one of the other guys. Something like that happens though!

I'm playing through CoP with the SMRTER .41, which is basically the CoP equivalent of Oblivion Lost. Shit's pretty awesome, there's a ton of new weapons added, and I still haven't found them all after playing through with this mod once before, but the game is going much more smoothly, I'm running through this time favoring Duty as opposed to Freedom, hopefully I can snag a Duty Exoskeleton, since that would be badass, and I'm pretty sure that's how you get one. >_>
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 17, 2010, 08:45:52 AM
playing some mount and blade warband beta.

it's pretty alright.  mounted combat is like insta gib, and archery is annoying.

but, you can only kill one dude at a time when lancing on a mount, and aiming with a bow takes more skill than you would think.

i did my best game with a two handed sword running in and raping whoever i could see.  have a shield handy to quick switch to when you have ground to cover with archers firing at you, when you close the distance, bye bye archers.  

it's nothing like a hardcore multiplayer game, but it's pretty fun.  i only wish the single player was in the beta so i could see what they did to it.  i mean, the new graphics aren't awesome, but they are certainly ok, especially when compared to the stand alone vanilla game.

ohh, and the gear system is pretty interesting.  you have set amount of gold(1000 to start) to equip your character with whatever at the start of a game, and as you get kills you get more gold to get say that 2000gold armor, or that badass 600 gold sword with that 476 gold shield.  as you are getting kills, you are getting money to get better gear throughout the game.  you lose gold when you die, so i assume you want to keep spending it as you get it, since you spawn with the gear you have equipped.  but it's nothing broken, just better equipment.  i mean, if you take a horse charge lance without blocking with a shield, you are dead regardless of what you are wearing.  it's funny seeing a fail charge into a group of allies, then see the fucker get chopped to pieces since he lost all momentum. 

ive only played for an hour or so, pissing around, but i like what ive played thus far.  
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 17, 2010, 04:05:06 PM
Don't you have the Gauss Rifle yet? That thing literally OHKO's anything you point it at, shit is bananas.

I have one with 100 shots, and it doesn't look like the rape machine it used to be. I need to retry it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on February 17, 2010, 05:59:47 PM
Yeah, give that a try. If it's anything like it is in SoC and CoP, it ought to one-hit even pseudogiants. @_@
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 17, 2010, 10:17:47 PM
It's only a 1 hit kill on headshot, which is about the same as the VSS sniper. Probably going to just uninstall, it's not worth the effort considering how fast everything has gone down hill.

On a semi related note, I got a chuckle from this video.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 18, 2010, 01:12:58 AM
i wish i was "watcha playan'" the starcraft 2 beta :<

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/beta-i-starcraft-ii/62017

video relevant, short, and silly. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 18, 2010, 02:26:18 AM
I'm still afraid of SC. I've never been good at RTS games, but it definitely looks fun. Suppose I should get my hands on the original first.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 18, 2010, 03:04:24 AM
i blow ass at the original, but im hoping (even with how similar it is) i can get my feet wet with sc2 and get good enough where im decent.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on February 18, 2010, 07:45:43 PM
I love SC, despite the fact that I'm basically useless at it, lol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 18, 2010, 10:36:11 PM
the zerg "narrator" sounds very similar to a female wraith from stargate atlantis.  

SPAWHN MOAR OVERLOARDSSSSS

*edit*

watching a terran nuke people in a stream.  fucks up his cloak so he has no energy to re cloak, nukes anyway healing the ghost from all of the drones attacking him with the medivac (think dropship medic hybrid), ends up getting the nuke off and the ghost ended up living.

loloo

but apparently he's uploading that game to youtube, so ill link it when it's up.

*Eddgtd*

this is part 1, as of this edit, part 2 isn't uploaded

&feature=sub
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on February 19, 2010, 03:50:20 AM
Oh god I want to watch that so much, but I want to see both parts at once ;_;
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 19, 2010, 05:03:28 AM
2



3



and uhh this is the stream

http://www.livestream.com/starcraftmethod?origin=embedplayer&utm_medium=EmbeddedPlayer&utm_campaign=Videos&utm_source=www.starcraftmethod.com

can't say when he does the stream, but today and yesterday he was on all in the night to later morning (he was still going when i went to bed at 8am est)

*E*ED



you want to know what it's like having over 100 banelings?  ...yeah...well that video is for you.

and yes, that's the COMPUTER saying GG.  i will repeat, the CPU TELLS YOU GG!
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 19, 2010, 10:04:52 PM
Alright then, STALKER CoP is so far fairly confusing. I'm having a hard time telling which missions have a time limit to them, also it seems about half of my current objectives are in some crazy spot that aren't marked on my PDA. Outside of the starting confusion the game is enjoyable, that and the more clear spot where it's okay to store gear is the best thing to ever put in a stalker game.

Oh fuck, first Burer I come across and I stab the fucker to death. That was almost too easy.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on February 22, 2010, 12:01:59 AM
Yeah that's bizarre, those things are usually a major pain in the ass, one of the missions at Yanov has you killing two of them at once, while they're throwing massive balls of death at you. Also, for the most part, missions don't have time limits in CoP, the only one I can think of off the top of my head is the mission at the creek where you help the loners break up an arms deal between some Bandits and some Mercs at the Forest Authority place, you actually have to go and do that like right away. And a lot of the missions, especially the storyline ones that aren't marked, end up just resolving themselves or changing throughout the game. If something doesn't look doable right now, don't worry about it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sqthreer! on February 22, 2010, 04:23:54 PM
Been playing Borderlands a lot lately, which is strange for me because I don't usually get into FPSs. The gameplay is oddly entertaining but I'm not a fan of the art style. Also the fact that there are glitches and bugs every fifteen seconds kinda sucks. Don't know if it's my friend's PS3 or his copy of the game, but it's pretty screwy.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on February 22, 2010, 06:12:11 PM
I've played it on my brother's PS3 and it runs flawlessly. I don't think I've run into more than 1 glitch so far... (the big fucker in the safe house somehow got into the entrance hole thing and was stock, and couldn't hit me at all, lol) Not that I've gotten too far, but I've gotten to New Haven...
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on February 22, 2010, 06:54:38 PM
i got bored of borderlands around level 29, but i reckon that's most of the way through the game, and i got 20 hours out of it, so i didn't regret my purchase.

anyway i made this video way back when i was playing the game, so if you ever get to new haven and want easy items/money, check er out.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 22, 2010, 07:12:56 PM
That game does have something to it, but not much. Then again I myself and a friend have gotten stuck on this mostly flat surface and had to suicide to get out. Yeah, that New Haven thing is a fairly easy way to make cash.

Oh yeah, and just bought TvC.  Now I need to figure out how to unlock everyone ASAP.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on February 22, 2010, 08:15:33 PM
Kill Yami with a Capcom character 6 times and then with a Tatsunoko character 6 times. They just have to get the last hit. It takes like 2 hours.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 22, 2010, 09:15:16 PM
Yeah, just saw that. I wish Zero was the first Capcom character unlock tho. So far I've destroyed the final boss on whatever the starting difficulty is with the mech from Lost Planet.

Oh yeah, and do you have to spend the zenny you get to actually get the character or is it a straight unlock?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on February 22, 2010, 11:40:55 PM
Characters just unlock, no purchase. Costumes have to be purchased.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 23, 2010, 12:13:43 AM
Thanks. Also a surprising amount of the cast seems fun to play as. Joe the Kondore is fairly awesome as is Bastu and Onimusha dude.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 24, 2010, 09:46:48 PM
Alright, double post because I need some answers. How exactly to I get the air launching attack off? I've figured out how to do a megacrush and that guarding jazz but this launch attack seems to just come off randomly. That and I can't figure out how to do the team hyper combo, like I'm not sure what input they want me to use.

Also I can't figure out how to Burst or force block in BlazBlue.
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Post by: Eggman on February 25, 2010, 03:32:21 AM
Burst in BB is just all four buttons. You can only use it once per round and it cuts your defense by a ton though. Continuum Shift does things differently by not having a defense decrease and each person starts with 1 burst per round. Losing a round means you get an extra.

Launchers in TvC are just done usually by pressing down and hard attack. Maybe down-forward. It was the same in MvC2.
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Post by: Eggman on February 26, 2010, 06:45:11 AM
I finished Heavy Rain in two sittings, first one at 2 hours and the second at about 6-7 hours. It's that good. Even with all of the different ways you could play through the game, I don't think I will just because I did everything as I feel I should have and so that's how the movie/game went to me. Seriously amazing though. And despite some movie-setup type things (cops not shooting when they clearly could because they can't because it would hurt the plot), it ends up being one of gaming's best stories I think.
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Post by: Ulti on March 02, 2010, 04:17:48 PM
Okay, so I got the new Borderlands DLC, and I can say without any hesitation that this one totally blows the other two out of the water. Raised level caps, a bunch more missions and shit, new enemies/vehicles/classmods/weapons/shields, and a boss that is actually pretty difficult. Fuck.

Now I just need someone to play through it with D:
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Post by: Sneaky on March 03, 2010, 11:34:44 PM
ejay clubworld. lawl
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Post by: annon on March 05, 2010, 02:23:22 AM
So I wrote some small Expression2 gates in Gmod that exert a force in the direction of the ones they're linked to that's proportional to K_1*K_2/r^2. In other words, a working n-body gravity simulator. What's amazing is that even though the programming is really, really simple, they demonstrate complex things like perfect (well, near as possible) conservation of energy and momentum. I actually got two of them to slingshot another one.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 06, 2010, 04:44:47 PM
Well, STALKER CoP is done and done. Thoroughly enjoyed it despite the ending coming so fast and there not really being a ton of side mission in Prypiat. Hell, definitely one of the better sandbox type games I've played. Funny how I never used any of the heavy weapons, considering how awesome the LMG is.

Oh god, sniping in Starwars Battlefront 2 on the PC compared to the studdering lagtastic PS2 version is crazy.

(http://screenshot.xfire.com/s/93367024-1.jpg) (http://www.xfire.com/profile/mortifiedocalot/screenshots/?view#93367024)

The funny thing about this is that one time when I got the rifle upgrade I just ran around and no scoped about 7 or so people. Also I hate how once you get a medal you need to die to get it again.
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Post by: Ulti on March 06, 2010, 07:38:30 PM
Yeah, the LMG's in CoP are really goddamn good, but it's kind of a bummer that you don't get any of them until Pripyat, where the game kind of takes a turn for the less-awesome, since all the quests become painfully linear. Still cool though, and I recommend you try SMRTER .42, or maybe wait until the next version comes out, since it's going to include a custom (!!!) map.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 06, 2010, 07:56:33 PM
I wanted to try LURK for Shadow of Chernobyl first but I couldn't get it working.
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Post by: Ulti on March 06, 2010, 10:17:45 PM
Isn't that just a graphics enhancement mod? I didn't think it added any substantial gameplay changes, I'm kind of more into added content than just making things look marginally prettier @_@
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 07, 2010, 03:35:21 PM
http://www.moddb.com/mods/lurk

It adds a decent amount of guns, graphical enhancements, and some tweaks to the enemy AI. I think you're thinking of STALKER complete 2009.
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Post by: annon on March 09, 2010, 07:22:36 AM
The first Crash Bandicoot game. It's harrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 09, 2010, 03:44:53 PM
Can't figure out how to install LURK and now I'm afraid to reinstall it.

Also I was playing TvC and my friend said something like "it's all about the kicks man". It's starting to annoy me that he thinks things that happen in one game transfer over to another, more so when TvC doesn't have a  kick button. 
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Post by: Bobbias on March 09, 2010, 05:11:06 PM
Um.. lol? People are stupid. And they prove it over and over.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 09, 2010, 06:54:02 PM
He just tends to try and talk about things he knows nothing about, and he also makes a lot of assumptions (goddamn, nothing annoys me more then someone who assumes). Like when I was driving my car and turning with low power fluid and it was making an odd sound he said I was grinding gears.
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Post by: Bobbias on March 09, 2010, 07:32:00 PM
Yet another moment of "uh, lol?" on my part. It would be funny if it wasn't so stupid. I know very little about cars' inner workings, but I could have told him that that is out of the question.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 09, 2010, 08:48:04 PM
Yeah, it's a pretty unmistakable sound.

Also I'm regretting my Dawn of War edge. Too bad any human play would stomp me.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 09, 2010, 09:03:22 PM
Well that, and generally you don't grind gears unless either your transmission is fucked beyond belief (I've ridden in a car that was that bad), or you suck at changing gears. Or the transmission decides to be sticky, like my friend's occasionally does.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 09, 2010, 09:04:21 PM
i get home from work, eating pizza while installing ff13's 3 discs on to my HDD.  trying to register on the square thing for the obligatory "spend 20 minutes registering an account for a free ingame item" thing, site is slow as piss, barely get my member account created (like this process took as long as the first disc took to install) and as im about go to into the account to register my code...

SERVER MAINTENANCE FROM NINE TO TEN

fuck you
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 09, 2010, 09:12:38 PM
Well that, and generally you don't grind gears unless either your transmission is fucked beyond belief (I've ridden in a car that was that bad), or you suck at changing gears.

it was when I was learning to drive stick, so the later applies.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 09, 2010, 09:29:55 PM
Lol, well, most people take a while to get any good, if thy ever do. I've seen plenty of people who think they can drive stick, but really should never be near a standard car :/ I'm certainly no good at driving stick, lol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 10, 2010, 02:05:40 AM
about 3 hours into ff13 so far, taking a quick internets break, and my eyes need some rest.    i don't plan on spoiling anything because i don't feel like being gay, so it's kind of general stuff ill be talking about.  

pretty easy to predict what people are going to do in cutscenes.  if you have read anything about the game so far, the characters are pretty much that.  meaning lightning is the main character who doesn't talk much and right now is kind of a bitch, snow wants to protect people, hope is the cliche faggot, vanille is the cheerful annoying lady, and sazh is actually pretty level headed and not comic relief as you would assume he would be.  but really only hope bothers me and he should transfer to kingdom hearts(i hate to use an animu example, but think shinji from evangelion), the other characters are fine, so far anyway.  

i don't really get the leveling system yet (you literally can't level for the first two hours of gameplay), so im just filling points into whatever.  say for example, with snow, i have all 3 of his paradigm thingers all maxed out, so i guess i can't advance into level 2 for any of those right yet.  i hear you kind of need to focus early on, but with the way the game is explaining combat...it would seem impossible.  like, you want to switch to all combat bros to get the stagger meter up for high hp people, but you can't do that if you have say only one combat character, a defender, and a healer.  though i mean im not far so it should start making sense, and it's so early i don't think it's possible to screw yourself over at the moment.  

but i mean, the combat is fun, and so far, yeah the game is linear.  but for videogame OCD people like me, that just enhances the game experience, since i know there's nothing i need to look around to get and just to go forward.  and uhh xbox, the load times are fine, the graphics are fine, i can see the possible "lower quality" in some of the non cgi cutscenes, some of that stuff has some artifacts in it, but it's really not too bad.  i mean, i would need to see the ps3 version, but this game runs and looks fine, no need to blow $300.00 on a ps3 just for a slightly prettier experience.  so it's good so far, ill be sure to keep on doing these tldr's as i have the next two days off from work.  


*slowpoke.jpg*

lightning and liara have the same voice actress

 :o
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Post by: Eggman on March 10, 2010, 04:11:00 PM
All of the characters change quite a bit and are really well-developed.

Also, Hope is fucking awesome. He's a kid who understands that he's a kid and that he sucks and can't do anything about it. And his reactions are actually pretty realistic. And he's pretty interesting later on.
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Post by: vladgd on March 11, 2010, 08:19:18 PM
14 hours in, made it to disc 2 some 9ish hours in

run through narrow corridor, fight several battles along the way, get to cutscene

do that enough times to get to a boss fight

this is basically the only thing i have been doing thus far

guess ill make my next post when something new happens
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 11, 2010, 09:04:03 PM
Alright then, I'll probably get into the next Megaman X game sometime soon, but for now I want to beat a little game called Super Metroid. Also I'm getting damn good at Contra Hard Corps.
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Post by: Eggman on March 11, 2010, 09:43:06 PM
I haven't really seen too much in the way of corridors for a while. I just finished up chapter 9, which I'm guessing will be the end of disc 2 since it's a good point for it. Honestly, the whole game is paced so well and the characters are so interesting and the battle system is so fun that complaining about the fact that the game is just giving me that stuff would just be dumb.

Also, I don't know who I want to have in my party anymore because everyone seems to be super useful in at least a few situations so I guess I'll choose based on how much I like the character. I still can't use every role for every character though. Once that happens oh my god there is going to be so much stuff for my characters to learn.
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Post by: vladgd on March 12, 2010, 01:12:11 AM
i just started chapter 9, let's hope i get it over quick so the game will open up a bit.  i mean the same thing over and over is fine...but for 17 hours...uhh...change it up a bit.  

i mean i don't care if areas i go to are just linear corridors, but at least let me choose where to go rather than forcing me down corridor A, with forced character B, and even though i have 4 people in my party, i still don't have the option to select who i want on my team.  

getting a bit irritated.  starting to skip fights just to get to the end faster, especially since some regular enemies have tens of thousands of hitpoints.  i shall see if i can keep on truckin without taking a break to pop in one of the 6 ps1 games i bought last week.  parasite eve is looking pretty good right now.

also funny i did the fight for sazh's summon, and well...the cutscene after...it's like nigga you serious?  pretty cool cutscene though, sazh stays awesome, millie vanillie is quite a bit better now.  

*edit*

yeah im at the part to where

sazh and millie vanillie escaped, did some fightan with them, and then i got control back to the main group

im still going to be awake for a few more hours, but im about done with the game today.  i really do like the leveling system in this game, and i kind of just want it to get to where i can fuck around and grind for no reason other than to level up.  i have a feeling though, with how the "story" and whatnot is going at where im at, that that time may be close.  IE i will assume after this mission is over, i should have all 6 characters available at the same time.  i could be wrong, but i hope that i am not.  

ohh, and playtime is 18h43m
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Post by: Eggman on March 12, 2010, 05:24:16 AM
You get everyone together by the end of chapter 9. Then you do chapter 10, which isn't particularly long and then you get to wander around a massive field filled with enemies that will rape you instantly. But you follow along with where the story wants you to go for a bit and you get some nice places to grind out levels, which you'll need because you also get to open up every role for everyone and the nodes all cost 4000-6000 for everything but you'll gain around 2000 per fight. There must be more above where I am though still because I've seen pictures of people with over 9999 HP and I'm pretty sure I would only have around 3000 HP if I maxed out the stuff I have access to.

And there are like 60 something optional hunt missions to do and I could only beat the first one when I got there. The second one just stomped all over me.
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Post by: K-Mann on March 12, 2010, 01:36:32 PM
So you're saying this is worth buying.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 12, 2010, 03:26:33 PM
I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing considering I hated having to grind in DDS2.

Oh yeah, and I got the secrete time traveling ending in Contra Hard Corps without using a continue. So damn happy.
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Post by: Eggman on March 12, 2010, 05:21:46 PM
This really doesn't take that long. Like, aside from some of the bosses, you could go through the story pretty easily without grinding. The optional stuff will require it though since you'll need lots of stuff to sell to use on upgrading your weapons and such.

Either way, I got a bit past where I was before and now I'm fighting fairly easy fights for 3000-5000 CP so I just walk up and down the path once and end up with 25k. And the stat ups I'm getting now are over double what I was getting before so spending a bit of time results in a pretty big change.
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Post by: vladgd on March 13, 2010, 03:36:48 AM
so i fought the boss of chapter 9, the big mech dude.

lightning died, game over.

this wouldn't bother me, if the BOSS FIGHT DIDNT TAKE THIRTY MINUTES OF MY LIFE THAT I AM NOT GETTING BACK.

bosses have so much fucking hitpoints in this game, it's fucking stupid.  it's a literal bore fest that you are forced to pay attention to because if you die, you are re doing the large amount of time it takes to get rid of 10 point five kabillion hitpoints.  

im going to upgrade my weapons and try again, if i die, i quit.  

attack boss, do essentially no damage to it, but attack to build up stagger meter, when staggered, ATTACK ATTACK OHH MY GOD ITS HEALTH BAR IS GOING DOWN...somewhat BUT ITS GOING DOWN AT ALL.  stagger gone, fill up the bar, rinse, repeat.  ohh, but don't take too much time on the boss with half an eternity of hp, because if you take too long it will spam wtfkillyou moves more often.  

im sitting here posting this because i don't want to go back to the game.  ohh well, i guess ill dive right back in.  so goddamn mad right now.

*edit*

here's a quick video of the rage being subdued.



so yeah, that explains it.  uhh, and eggman...you were right on the money when you said disc 3 should be up around after chapter 9.  beat boss, watch cutscenes..."please insert disc 3" and there i am.  

as of this edit, video is not fully processed.  and i will reupload if there is an error as youtube likes giving me.  figure i would post the link now so i don't have this "modify message" tab up in my firefox.

*edit*

ill probably upload later, or never, second error in uploading and i don't want to upload a third time. 

the video basically showed me dealing the finishing blow on the boss, saying i actually upgraded my weapon on lightning, switched out hope/fang for sazh/vanille, haste rocks, GG. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 13, 2010, 04:42:09 AM
I actually didn't think he was that hard. Then again, I had maxed tier one weapons for almost everyone and Lightning had her tier 2 from the Gladius. You just destroy the armor and then have Hope/Sazh buff you until you're all full and you heal while that happens and then you go nuts on him. Hell, you interrupt his ultimate attack if you just keep attacking and sticking close to him results in almost not getting hit.

Anyway, he doesn't even have close to as much HP as some of the stuff I've seen now. The boss I just fought had 2.3 million HP and it only took me about 2 minutes to kill him. And I have 300,000 CP ready to use whenever they give me my next Crystarium upgrade. I'm really looking forward to doing the harder hunts.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 13, 2010, 04:45:33 AM
the thing is, he wasn't hard.  i just got unlucky and died the first time some 20+ minutes in the fight.  the second time, with my new setup, i basically destroyed him because my damage output with haste and an upgraded weapon was pretty monster. 

second time i downed him in like 8. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 13, 2010, 06:45:40 AM
i uhh i uhh i uhh...

im not playing any more ff13

double post...i uhh

i need an anger management counselor

i will no longer talk about it as i did something very bad

i feel like shit, physically and mentally, i almost don't want to play videogames anymore
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 13, 2010, 07:37:33 AM
Save over your game with a new game after playing for 40 hours?

Because my friend Eli totally did that with my FFX game. I sat down and played for 42 hours straight. Went over to my friend Phil's house and Eli asked if he could start a new game to see the beginning. He got to the first save point and pressed X really fast and ended up saving over my game. To this day I have not been able to get through FFX. Ever. I've tried. And then I stop.

In any case, I now have like 1400 attack and it's pretty awesome. I'm probably just going to go fight optional hunt monsters until I run into something impossible and then grind until I max out what I've got for the Crystarium. Then I'll go beat the game. Aaaaand then they open the very final level of the Crystarium where you can become a god (seriously, your HP maxes out around 20,000 in this game) and then I'll go fight everything else. I never did all of the hunts in FFXII (mostly because I don't have 9 hours to sit and fight Yiazmat dear lord) so I think I might try for this one.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 13, 2010, 07:47:33 AM
http://www.spectere.net/forums/index.php?topic=1043.msg32073#msg32073

i ripped the disc apart with my hands
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on March 13, 2010, 03:40:11 PM
Aaaaand then they open the very final level of the Crystarium where you can become a god (seriously, your HP maxes out around 20,000 in this game)

Fuckin finally. 9999 got annoying
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 13, 2010, 03:56:16 PM
Because my friend Eli totally did that with my FFX game. I sat down and played for 42 hours straight. Went over to my friend Phil's house and Eli asked if he could start a new game to see the beginning. He got to the first save point and pressed X really fast and ended up saving over my game. To this day I have not been able to get through FFX. Ever. I've tried. And then I stop.

That's me and FFIX, lol. I was in the corridor near the end with like, 4 bosses in a row, or something. Just after the "Quina thinks s/he is swimming in the ocean" room, I think. I had a save in front of it, but then as I was working on trying to beat the bosses (I'm always under-leveled in FF games) my save card got corrupted. I stopped playing it for years, and even now have never beaten the game.
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Post by: 淫蟲 on March 14, 2010, 03:45:32 PM
So I just got FFXIII and a strategy guide.

Enjoy your install time and oh so slightly less visual detail, 360fags.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 14, 2010, 07:34:06 PM
I laughed.

Also there's a run button in Super Metroid? I was literally stuck at this one part because I didn't know it existed. Should be useful the next time I fight a boss. Oh and I'm going to try and beat Earth Bound if I can find the time, considering I doubt I'll get into Veiwiful Joe 2 anytime soon.

Oh yeah, and does anyone here play TvC? I've only played one person so far and I want more human on human training.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 14, 2010, 08:46:37 PM
the only "major" problem i see with FFXIII on 360 is having the HDD space for it.  i recently got a 60gig HDD so it's none of my concern, but people who bought 360's back when the 15gig was the only thing that came with the "pro" version, they get screwed over into paying $100.00 for some more space.

yeah you could install one disc at a time, when you hit the next disc, save, leave game, and install, but even then you couldn't really have any other downloadable items on the HDD.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 14, 2010, 11:08:59 PM
Yeah, I have a really hard time with installing games. I can't install a game and download a demo or get larger dlc aside from some Rock Band songs.

Also, I finished FF13's story. Really good. Now I have over 10,000 HP and I should probably do most of the hunts until I run into a brick wall. That can wait though.

Also, going to try out the Blur beta pretty soon.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 15, 2010, 02:17:52 AM
from what little played, and what good amount i watched my friends play, blur looks pretty damn good.

i think their goal was "need for speed + mario kart" which it basically is.

this is coming from a guy who's last three racing games are f-zero gx, diddy kong racing, and star wars episode 1 podracer.

and uhh i picked up pokemon silver, probably play that in a bit after i do my drawing for the day.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 15, 2010, 06:16:45 AM
Blur's a pretty cool game and I have to get used to the steering but yeah, it's sort of like that. There were only 447 people playing when I tried though so I ended up in a race with 2 other guys and one was already level 10 so we got wrecked. It'd be more fun with more people and some buddies.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on March 15, 2010, 11:23:31 PM
Whats the story with FF13 freezing? I haven't opened mine yet, but when I was looking at guides online, I saw links where apparently it has become an issue?

I have a 360, but apparently it happens to both 360 and PS3 owners alike.

Really excited to play it, but now I'm wary about it haha
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 16, 2010, 01:35:44 AM
i have had no problems with my game ceasing to work other than going zangief on the thing.  

also, pokeymans, i decided to try out the pokewalker thinger.  threw my cyndaquil in the thing, walked my walk of 3600 or so steps according to the thing.  well, i then spent some of the "watts" which for every so many steps you take, you get one watt, from my 3600 or so steps, i got about 150 watts.  you can catch pokermans or get items, i really only picked the catch pokemon option, and there was doduo and pidgey, so i caught both.  i would assume you get different pokemon depending on the "route" you take, since when you connect the walker with the ds, you can choose a set of places to walk in, i chose the first option, but there was only two to choose from.  seems like you can unlock new routes when you get more watts, so walk more, get more paths.  also there is a gift option which i did, i don't know what i got yet since i haven't gone into my game per say, just the main menu to access the pokewalker stuff.  the two really cool things in my opinion, the pokemon you catch in the walker, they go to your pc box, so they are actual pokemon you can use in the game.  the second, cyndaquil leveled up from said walk, yeah, he leveled up.  

the short version of this

-pokewalker is kind of cool, it like earning stuff for the game as you are out and about doing whatever
-you catch pokemon in it which you can use in the game
-your pokemon can level up in the thing
-you can get items with it

i haven't tried the linking pokewalkers to eachother, but when i do (i bought my game with a friend of mine, so i have silver, he gold) i will report on it.

all in all, it's a pretty neat little device.  as for battery, i don't know how long it lasts, but it goes into a "sleep" mode when not touched for 20 or so seconds, in this mode it can still sense steps you take and whatnot.  but due to this, i can assume you won't need to change the batteries for a long time.  

*edit*

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pokewalker

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 16, 2010, 03:50:22 AM
Wow, just dicked around for a few seconds in GG Accent Core and I found out some nice new air combos with Slayer and Robo along with a combo that leads into me being able to combo into two different slayer supers. Shit, I love this game.

Also I just realized Contra Hard Corps has additional stages beyond the secret ending. Must beat this.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 16, 2010, 11:36:23 AM
Whats the story with FF13 freezing? I haven't opened mine yet, but when I was looking at guides online, I saw links where apparently it has become an issue?

I have a 360, but apparently it happens to both 360 and PS3 owners alike.

Really excited to play it, but now I'm wary about it haha

No one I know has had it freeze and I haven't had it freeze and I've played for 70 hours (and I have friends with both 360 and PS3 versions). It doesn't have a problem with freezing. It is EXTREMELY isolated. But of course, one guy posted a little video of it happening to him (likely the lens on his PS3 is dying) and now all of the sites are screaming about how OMG FF13 HAS FREEZING ISSUES OMG PIECE OF SHIT GAME and it's just.....ugh.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 16, 2010, 04:57:43 PM
Yeah, it's one thing if the game legitimately has issues (Bethesda games.....) but it's another thing entirely if it's an isolated event and people start freaking out.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on March 16, 2010, 09:34:23 PM
Ah okay well then its good that I have Thursday to Sunday off :D
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 17, 2010, 09:09:53 AM
i picked up perfect dark for xbla, costs 800 points.  i never played it on the n64 for two reasons.  no n64 expansion pack, and i did not like fps games back then(with games as hard as duke nukem can you blame me?).

did not play online yet, although it is available in multiplayer competitive and co-op flavors.  just did the first two single player missions, gold stars for the guns i have avalible, and the equipment training.  i am already starting to think that this game should have costed at least 1200 points, there's a lot of things to do in this package.  

wellp, played for two hours, up later than i would normally be due to said game.  if you like goldeneye/perfect dark on the n64, this is a no brianer.  i mean, online play, better graphics, AND NO MORE SHITTY n64 ANALOG STICK!

and yeah, there is 4 player split screen, im mentioning it, but you figure it's kind of the reason most people will buy this game methinks.  im definitely going to be split screening this bitch up, but for those times where you and your bros can't be at the same house, there's always online.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 17, 2010, 10:06:57 AM
Not only is it split-screen, it's split-screen local WITH online. So you could actually have your entire team over and play against other people online together.

But yeah, Perfect Dark had a TON of stuff to do. The weapons training is all pretty cool, the game itself is awesome, the challenges for single player are all fun and get really hard (Perfect Agent some stage super fast time ahhhh), and then there's multiplayer and that has its own challenges to play through, AND it has co-op stuff AND counter-op, which almost no other game has.

For $10 it's a ridiculous steal.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 17, 2010, 04:19:55 PM
Yeah, that does look amazing.

Also does anyone else know if modern Earthbound emulations have that problem where the game becomes borderline unplayability hard and near the end it deletes the game? I'm afraid of this happening to me now.

Oh yeah, and Super Metroid just got massively confusing. I've search the entire area like twice (just got ice beams, the spread shot, faster running, and power bombs) but I can't find shit.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on March 19, 2010, 12:30:24 AM
So FF13 is pretty frickin' awesome. Just passed 6 hours, chapter 4. I liked the idea of "winning" your summons. Kind of neat. I'm still kind of struggling to get the paradigm system down perfect, but I know it will come, I'm getting better. Vanille isn't as annoying as I thought, and Hope actually sounds like a fuckin' teenager... which is the way he should. Don't know why people are complaining. Can't wait to really power them up though. I'm concentrating on maxing out Lightning's Commando role, but I'm kind of experimenting with the others.

I hope to god that CP is unlimited in the game. I know theres a limit to the parties abilities that only come through playing the game, but after when I do the missions, I hope you can actually max out everyones roles in everything. Though that would probably take years.

I've found the game definitely worth buying.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 19, 2010, 01:18:23 AM
You can max out everyone's Crystarium for every job, although people will still have different abilities and base stats so some will be better than others at certain things.

I can now farm 13,200 CP every 30 seconds or so. It takes longer to respawn the fight than it does to win it. And it probably takes over 999,999 to max out the roles that people aren't normally good at.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on March 19, 2010, 01:42:43 AM
Oh awesome lol.

Game just got better
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 19, 2010, 02:23:39 AM
Damn Eggman, sounds like your just bending the game to your will at this point.

Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 20, 2010, 01:19:34 AM
messing with the pokewalker to test what's better, having it in your pocket, or using the clip.

results from my walk, out of all 3, two pocket and one clip, all came in the 3700 range.  i thought the clip would register double the movement since well, there is two bounces in each step series rather than just the one if it's in the pocket in one leg.  guess i was wrong and it doesn't really matter. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: K-Mann on March 20, 2010, 08:33:50 PM
Chapter 5, disc 2. Found a good spot to farm a whole bunch of CP... maxed out Lightning and Hope. Haven't played as Sazh/Vanille since I did the grinding so they will have lots to spend too. And Snow hasn't been playable since he got his fuckin' Eidolon so he's gonna have a shitload to spend.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 21, 2010, 08:23:09 AM
i uhh essentially traded my copy of modern warfare 2 for a new copy of ffxiii.  skipping cutscenes...2.5 hours, im vanille and sazh in the junkyard place, past the first set of "two groups of dudes are fightan, try to kill the harder people off first" fights.  i recall it took me three hours of play just to get to the part where i first get cp, so i reckon i should be on disc 3 quite a bit faster than before. 

(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/5714/img1655.th.jpg) (http://img686.imageshack.us/i/img1655.jpg/)

pokemon cards for random nostalgia.  i never "bought" any of the trainer/rocket cards, all from trading other kids in middle school during lunch time.  well, save for the weezing, that was a birthday gift from a bro. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 21, 2010, 03:58:12 PM
So, Earthbound, Crono Cross, or Super Mario RPG? OR is ther another SNES RPG that I'm missing?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 21, 2010, 04:02:23 PM
You mean Chrono Trigger, right? As for SNES RPGs, I'd add Lufia, and Lufia 2 (most people say 2 is better, but I enjoyed 1 a lot, never beat 2 yet). Not to mention FF3/6. there's also Tales of Phantasia, Breath of Fire 1 and 2, Robotrek, Secret of Evermore, Star Ocean, Ys 4, and Magic Knight Rayearth. Of course, some of those are only available on emulators through fan translations....
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 21, 2010, 06:15:06 PM
Oh fuck, I feel retarded after forgetting final fantasy now.

Also I just drank so much vodka in STALKER that the game crashed, awesome.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 21, 2010, 07:17:27 PM
Oh fuck, I feel retarded after forgetting final fantasy now.

Also I just drank so much vodka in STALKER that the game crashed, awesome.

Haha, that's awesome.

But yeah, My list isn't comprehensive, but it's a good overview of most of the RPGs for the SNES.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 22, 2010, 04:49:14 AM
played mw2 at a bros place.

i don't own the game anymore, im pretty glad.  didn't have a good time BECAUSE of that game. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 22, 2010, 07:56:01 AM
It really is a very abusive game. The super high price on the map pack makes it a lot easier to stop playing too. Activision's just buries themselves deeper and deeper with every new action they take.


I finally have 3 ultimate weapons in FF13 so my main party will soon be really super powerful for the most part. I still need to level the weapons and the accessories I need but for the most part I'm strong enough to beat nearly every hunting mission. Lightning's Omega Weapon is based off the Lionheart for a solid mix of attack/magic and quick stagger, Fang's Kain's Lance is based off the Taming Pole for much higher attack even though it has stagger lock (just means she can't actually put the enemy into stagger) and Hope's Nue is 100% all magic and he does unbelievable amounts of damage with it. I'll get the other two Genji Gloves from the missions and then I can have a team of guys doing hundreds of thousands of damage per hit, which is good because some of these things have like 15 million HP, like the super turtle enemy guy you have to kill for a trophy.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 22, 2010, 01:14:52 PM
wat

I thought you people were all over MW2? Also Cave Story Wii is out, and I'll probably buy it at some point.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 22, 2010, 11:26:41 PM
mw2 is 100% grade A bullshit: the game.  some people can tolerate it more than others, 4 days of online play is about all the mw2 i can take.

as for the ffxiii file, 4 hours, disc 2, lol. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 23, 2010, 03:29:40 AM
Sounds like you played too much death match. Not that I like MW2 or anything, but Death match in a game like that is literally a dice roll.

Also I just hopped onto SF4 for shit's and giggles and I beat Abel's trials. I think I'm just now starting to get the hang of this game, but my controller is making me rage to much to play more.

Fuck Super Metroid. It's like constantly trolling me and I can't stop playing it.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 23, 2010, 04:51:32 AM
http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2010/mar/22/gigantic-list-ssf4-changes-and-notes/

speaking of sf4, posting link to go back to later.

since ssfiv is going to be a $40.00 game, one of my bros who LITERALLY ONLY PLAYS MW2, is interested in getting it because of the last time we got together and played sfiv.  like, if i can get ANY person i can meet up with irl to play some fightans, that's just good.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 23, 2010, 09:18:31 AM
Sounds like you played too much death match. Not that I like MW2 or anything, but Death match in a game like that is literally a dice roll.

I liked Team DM a LOT better.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 23, 2010, 03:22:37 PM
I know what you mean, I was so happy when I got my one friend into fighters. Face to face fights are just so much better then online.

Shame none of them really care/try them. It's all SHOOTAN BRAH with them.

Shit, I had one of them run around randomly in MW2, get sniped, and said "fuck this game". They hardly want to try games unless they have that massive hype following.

I liked Team DM a LOT better.

I hardly see how, shit is annoying. I mean yeah, it's good mindless fun once in a while and you really don't need to worry about your dipshit team, but most of the time it's just far too mindless and random.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 23, 2010, 09:17:30 PM
watching SSFIV stream on giantbomb, i kind of think i should go back to my old chun ways.  

qcf x 2 + PPP ultra 2 looks pretty ballin.  plus i think i quit chun due to hating online play for some reason, but if i can get local bros to play, problem eliminated.  

*edit*

goddamn i am very hyped for this game to the extent of i would buy a second TE if i had bros to play with weekly.  though, the bros i would be trying to get into this are drinker weed smoker SHOOTAN BRAH dudes, so...ill need a bit of luck here.  
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 23, 2010, 10:40:55 PM
I hardly see how, shit is annoying. I mean yeah, it's good mindless fun once in a while and you really don't need to worry about your dipshit team, but most of the time it's just far too mindless and random.

I'll admit that I haven't had a chance to play online in quite a while (don't own it, no friends in town who have it and internet), but when I played, we usually played the TDM that had randomly assigned teams (whatever it was called), and basically rolled with it. You'd hope your team was good, and played the maps to the best of your ability. If some asshat started sniping you, you stopped walking into their path, got smart, and tried not to get sniped again. If some dipshit decided to drop a predator on you right when you spawned, you looked at their tag, and fucked their shit up when you saw them. We hardly ever had a setup that didn't change between matches, unless we were trying to level something up, we adapted to whatever crap they threw at us.

I suspect a lot of the cheap bullshit that people are doing now, was barely known of when I was playing. This was right near when it came out, barely played it recently, and the times that I did, it was with friends just playing, not trying to exploit stupid crap. Though I admit my friend mike has a habit of picking rust too often, just because he knows the map so damn well (and I'm not exactly great at the distances you usually end up fighting at in that map).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 24, 2010, 04:49:24 AM
bout 7.5 hours in, half way through chapter 7. 

i am catching up to ye ole file faster than i would have thought.  not to mention bosses that gave me trouble the last time, no problems this time.  chapter 5 boss, chapter 6 boss.  i didn't die either time, but they gave me some problems, now i just steamrolled the both of em. 

so, the key to going fast is playing normally whilst knowing what to do, skipping all cutscenes, and muting the tv while listening to some podcasts. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 24, 2010, 12:59:07 PM
If some asshat started sniping you, you stopped walking into their path, got smart, and tried not to get sniped again. If some dipshit decided to drop a predator on you right when you spawned, you looked at their tag, and fucked their shit up when you saw them. We hardly ever had a setup that didn't change between matches, unless we were trying to level something up, we adapted to whatever crap they threw at us.

That's basically all you can do, check the often camped spots and don't run through the spots easily covered by a sniper fire. Outside of that it's just running around and hoping you see someone before they see you. There's no real way to predict if someone will be behind you unless you camp, and if someone gets behind you you are dead. That's why I like round based game types the best, you always know which direction the enemy is coming so none of this random spawning bullshit and if they get behind you it's your own fault.

That and with game types like Domination and sabotage you can usually tell which side of the objectives the enemy team will be on.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 24, 2010, 02:20:21 PM
The dumb part is that a huge amount of people will play objective-based modes like it's deathmatch anyway. Especially on stuff like Highrise. You'll end up with snipers facing every single window you can come out of, forcing you to go down below into the waiting arms of some guy who just knifes everyone who walks out the door. It's ridiculous.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 24, 2010, 07:46:50 PM
The dumb part is that a huge amount of people will play objective-based modes like it's deathmatch anyway.

heh, now you know why I play on a team work server. If admins see you dicking around and not even trying for an objective then they'd boot you. Goddamn, I miss that server, never could stand playing on a DM server.

I know I'm late to the party, but Prototype is fairly fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 26, 2010, 12:43:43 AM
Prototype is super awesome. It was one of my favorite games from last year.

I beat the final mission in Final Fantasy 13. 88 hours, 30 minutes. It was not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. Good accessories, maxed out characters and maxed out weapons with the right ideas for paradigms goes a long way. Now the only things I have left to do are "get 5 star on every mission" and "have held every weapon, item and accessory" which would be super time consuming. The 5 star thing might not be so bad I guess.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 26, 2010, 03:00:47 AM
so im 14 hours into the game now, early chapter 9, max everything for my current "level", and i am working on getting each equipped weapon on each of the 6 characters to the max level of *.  i just wonder how much excess cp i will have at the end of this, which is always fun because when i am done with chapter 9, i unlock the whole crystal thinger.  with the LOLHIGHCPCOSTS of the stuff that is opened i doubt i will gain much, but whatever, it's still fun to be dicking around doing something other than progressing through the story.  

so i need to grind?  no.  but man i am gellin with this when listening to podcasts, it's quite enjoyable.  but i mean, i am a grind a holic.  you would think with the serious optional grindan i do in games i would play those korean mmo's, but fuck man that is a different level of grind.  still though, it shouldn't be too long before i hit chapter 10.  problem is i fucking hate chapter 10, long narrow dungeon with annoying as fuck enemies, maby with weapons higher than level 1(which is essentially what i rolled with) they will be less annoying.  as for the chapter 10 boss, i think my problem is i was too retarded to think "maby i should have a dual medic paradigm for when my other medic is stunned".  would have made that fight from "easy, but at this point, he kills me" to just easy.  

and uhh, the sazh brunhildir edilon fight, not hard when you know what to do before hand.  

-cast haste on sazh
-cast haste on millie vanillie
-spam magic with dual rav paradigm
-when you need to heal, have a rav/med paradigm ready so you can still blast him
-encounter should end around the time the haste buff ends

*edit*

man it's kind of fun having excess cp for where i am at in the game.  buttfucked the boss of chapt 9.  sazh, light, millie.  use haste, then mash auto-battle with your eyes closed, win battle. 

JUST entered chapt 10 so no all paradigms available to myself just yet, but i re maxed my characters and i have 20k cp left over.  unfortunately for me, 20k is jack shit when i get access to all paradigms.  still, i want to be powerful enough to not rip my game apart again when said time approaches.  i am going to laugh so hard if all i needed was a double medic paradigm to win that fight i swear. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 26, 2010, 05:29:46 AM
Prototype is super awesome. It was one of my favorite games from last year.

I'm starting to get burnt on it now, the enemies are a bit repetitive and shockingly soldiers on foot are more dangerous then choppers and tanks.

Still, the whole mobility and the range of weapons is fairly impressive, running around and just attacking things is stupidly fun.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 26, 2010, 02:38:23 PM
Still, the whole mobility and the range of weapons is fairly impressive, running around and just attacking things is stupidly fun.

Hence why that's all I'd do in the new GTA games, lol.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Sqthreer! on March 26, 2010, 04:26:48 PM
So I beat the retarded vault monster in Borderlands with my Siren at level 36 and for some reason I can still play even though there's nothing left to do. I've heard you can keep going through the game with harder enemies but I don't think it's worth it.

Is there any news on if there will be a new Spore?
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 26, 2010, 04:37:49 PM
Yeah, I like it more so that Prototype gives you rewards for actually just fucking things up. I just wish the strike teams were a bit more intimidating, it's usually just a couple of choppers that can be dropped with a kick or two.

Still, I can't seem to figure out which power I like the most. I'm liking whip fist because it can clear crowds quickly and it does decent damage to hunters while keeping me at a safe distance, but EVERYTHING seems to work nicely.

Also shield is a god send. I went from dying to hardly getting damaged with that thing.

Is there any news on if there will be a new Spore?

Spore heroes? There was that, but I have no clue what it is.

Also Borderlands isn't all that bad with new game plus, but it does get tiring quickly. Fairly mediocre game overall.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 26, 2010, 09:59:06 PM
borderlands would be really good if it was a 15 hour game.  for what it offers, i got bored at hour 20.  good game, just not interesting enough to keep me entertained through it's entirety.  

*edit*

ffxiii

let's see, chapt 10 finished, and i am in chapt 11.

so the first 20 hours of this game, NARROW CORRIDOARS, then they dump me in this FUCK MASSIVE field, which would be cool, but with 360 version it runs at like 20fps.  still, pretty neat, and the exp gain is quite a bit better than what i was grinding in chapt 9, so i think i will settle down and start a campfire for a while.  only this time i got so much more of my crystarium to play with. 

bahamut...

sen/med/med
sab/med/sab

GG this fight was easier than most random battles.  considering random battles in this game put up more of a fight, this is fact. 

and finally, the boss before bahamut (i could say his name and it wouldn't spoil anything because this game likes telling you nothing, but i won't just in case you read the datalog or something) which made me rage...not too bad.  i think i was just tired and frustrated when i got to him and i snapped, but really when i step away from the game and come back at him with a clear head, the fight was nothing too special, just have combat medic paradigm for those times you need to heal and he isn't too bad.

SOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo i would assume i am finally at that part of the game where i can dick around and do whatever. 

pic totally related

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1069/1199854230155.jpg)
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 27, 2010, 04:14:07 AM
Yeah, the start of the game REEEAALLY drags on and spells out every little detail of an already simple game. Then after that it's the awesome car level, then it's the small town and more tedious bullshit to lengthen the game.

Also Prototype is crazy fun. The environment is nuts, you go from average city to a fucking battlefield over the course of 10 or so missions, and it actually feels like massive chaos is going on. I just stood there and watched a couple of big military tanks and about 7 or so soldiers with LMGs unload into zombies and super zombies (the larger zombies with big arms, but not the hunters) and they were surprisingly competent for people who basically die from one hit from anything.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 27, 2010, 07:51:02 AM
getting prepped for super street fighter 4.

not going to play much online unless anybody here wants to play, which i would be happy to play (even against that blanka playing faggot newf, i still love you)

but uhh, challenge mode is actually kind of helpful, it's just not helpful to the person just starting the game.  ill keep this short but i spent about 30 minutes trying to do chuns level 4 normal challenge.

jHK
hold back MK
MK
ex legs
ultra

now uhh i can do ex legs into ultra, because of that.  nice.  probably try to learn sagat's ultra bullshit stuff so i can learn up one of my bros who uses him.  figure i would learn a few tricks for myself, and a few tricks to learn the people im playing with.  ANYWHO, training mode, yeah.

it's just this game requires more initial practice to be "decent" at the game than sf2 does.  though, sf2 is fucking simple and is the only fighting game i really play, so maby that has something to do with it. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 28, 2010, 09:11:46 AM
double post, ffxiii, 30 hours in.

fuck dude, this game, i have mixed feelings on it.  chapters 1-10, gay, i do not recommend this game, go away.

chapter 11 is when the game turns into a different better game.  it even feels like starting a new file in a way because you start out fresh out of chapter 10 as a weak pussy. you are introduced to this whole mission thing, and even just being at crystarium level 8, there's a good difference between a person just starting, and a person some 500kcp into it.  like the juggernaut mech faggot in the caves, he raped me hard, some 7 hours later i bent that metal ass over and J-J-J-JAMMED it in. 

seriously though, if you don't mind spending 20-25 hours to get to the "good" part of a game, don't bother.  if you do, and you enjoy the final fantasy games, im fucking loving it.  i don't even give a damn about the story/world/characters now, cutscenes are kind of just "hey, i am very tempted into hitting the skip button right now" because they get in the way of me doing what i want to do which is building up my dudes.  just kind of like running around exploring the scenery.  like this game rewards you for trying enemies you aren't sure you can fight, just because if you can't tango with whomever you went to tussle with, hit the retry button, and run away, no need to reload that save or even waste much time.

i mean, save for ff8, i haven't bothered much with the meta game in a final fantasy.  this game however, im going to max out everything and kill everything, because it's just damn fun. 

AND I AM USING HOPE FOR SOME REASON WHAT THE FUCK (SINCE HE HAS LOW HP HE IS THE ONLY PERSON IN MY PARTY TO KEEL OVER AND DIE FROM ENEMIES THUS I GET OFF FROM HIS DEMISE)

fang/hope/sazh

fang for commando/sab
hope for having the highest magic stat being good at med/rav  (if i wasn't lazy i would upgrade one of millie's weapons and replace hope right now, but until i farm some 99 bomb cores again, hope will stay ;_;)
sazh for being almost as beefy as snow in terms of hp, only a better ravager and provider of my favorite buff, haste. 

there's a tldr for you, chapter 11 and the game gets good.  good not much in a final fantasy feeling kind of way, but in a diablo kind of way(though not quite with loot).  being i fucking love diablo to death, this is good. 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 28, 2010, 04:12:15 PM
Chapter 11 in 13 feels like playing 12. I thought it fit right in with the normal Final Fantasy stuff. You hit the end of the game and now you can do whatever.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 30, 2010, 06:42:32 AM
Just installed the SC2 Beta, and some loaders and AI to let me play single player against computers.  I've been watching SC2 matches with commentary on youtube lately and really want to get better at SC2 than I was at SC.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 30, 2010, 08:49:41 AM
well if you want an easy time, play the easymode race, protoss.  but if you want to be a MAN you will gravitate towards terran or zerg.   

ffxiii, mission 55 can suck my dick.  "hurp durp grind lots of cp to get more powerful to kill a boss which drops a double cp accessory"

well i am going to grind a bit and get some accessories to get some damn hp to live longer than a second against him, when i get that set up...

-fortisol/agisol
-encounter enemy
-cast death

if boss is dead, congratulations to me.

if boss is not dead, hit start, then hit retry. 

now i can do that now, but like, im not sure if the boss dies if his bitches stay alive, because it would be a big downer if death actually worked, but one of the bitches kill my millie giving me a game over. 

that and i am thinking about just going into chapter 12 to go beat the game, get my level 10 of the crystarium, then go back and finish everything up.  since i am a bitch, and am a goddamn grindan machine, AND bombcast is out today....ill at least get 200k more cp before doing anything else.  considering i can beat the encounter which gives me 6600cp in about 14 seconds...maby more than that. 

not really looking forward to one of the final bosses having a move which has a chance to randomly kill any party member.  i am sorry, but even a tiny chance of a random game over is some goddamn bullshit in my book.  i mean, other ff games have instant kill moves out the ass, but you never got a game over if the main character dies. 

almost wish i picked up this game late enough to barely finish it before puzzle quest 2, but i have to wait till may to play my personal runner up rpg of the year(assuming they don't fuck anything up like they did with galactrix). 
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Bobbias on March 30, 2010, 01:36:28 PM
well if you want an easy time, play the easymode race, protoss.  but if you want to be a MAN you will gravitate towards terran or zerg.

a) The races are balanced, which is why SC/SC2 is so popular in the first place.
b) SC2 has significantly different gameplay from SC/BW.
c) Have you seen how effective chosts are against the Toss? EMP = your fucked.

Watch this match (it's a 5 part one, and I've linked to part 1 here) to see the Toss get fucked every which way by Terrans.


Also, I could be like TheLittleOne and just play random (and somehow be one of the most creative players ever).
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Eggman on March 30, 2010, 01:37:30 PM
I fought the last boss 5 times going for the 5 star ranking on it. His instant kill only hits if you're below a certain HP percentage and have certain debuffs on I think. If you mean Doom, bosses only do that if you suck and take too long.

And yes, the Picochus stay alive if you hit Neochu with Death. You pretty much have to have someone on medic, snow on sentinel and Vanille to cast Death and just whittle them down. Having the growth egg helps a lot because you'll likely end up with 999,999 CP just by going through the last area.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: Ulti on March 30, 2010, 06:56:02 PM
One of my buddies is in the SC2 beta, and I've watched him play quite a bit - Proxy rushing with barracks in 1v1 matches is retardedly effective. I watched him win 12 games in a row doing it online, but if it fucks up you're pretty screwed. It was still funny though, because unless they somehow catch you before you start pumping out marines, they're totally boned.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 30, 2010, 07:55:03 PM
I really want to get into SC now, it seems like a dumb amount of fun. Is there anymore betas, or is it a hard locked thing?

Also I feel guilty for playing Ryu in TvC, but he's honestly a lot more fun to play in that game than in any other game I've played with him in it. I'm also trying to play more characters in general (digging Soki, Alex, Zero, Casshan, Karas, and a little bit of Ken the Eagle) but I'm definitely finding some characters a LOT harder to get into then others. Like, everything about Frank West confuses me.

Oh yeah, and anyone here play Monster Hunter? It seems directly up my alley but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: watcha playin'
Post by: vladgd on March 30, 2010, 09:14:45 PM
bob, ive watched a lot of starcraft.  you can pull the balance card and i may even agree, but toss will still be bullshit.  remove psystorm and carriers and i may bitch less.  also, ive seen a lot of toss players bitch about the zerg roach, when the immortal RAAAPAPPAPAPAPPPEPEESSSSSSSSSS them, the fuck man?  basically it doesn't matter what you respond too, i hate toss.  hell, they could be gimp and i would still hate them.  fairly ironic that i hate the race with a "high power per unit" motief, when in just about any other game i prefer the power option(tager, shotguns, rocket launchers, zangief, t hawk, ect). 

mortified, ive played some 40 hours in monster hunter freedom 2, and some 80 hours in monster hunter freedom unite.  in my opinion do not play unless yo