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Computing / New Motherboard will require a format?
« Last post by Zephlar on Today at 01:45:35 PM »
Long story short I have new parts and am getting ready to build a new gaming PC. My original plan was to upgrade the parts (and MOBO) in my wife's PC, and use her old parts on the new case I have.

I have never done a MOBO swap like this before so I did some reading and honestly I'm not totally clear if it's possible to replace the MOBO without losing everything.

Her old MOBO doesn't even support DDR4 I don't have the model info in front of me. This is the new MOBO I bought.

Regardless Spectere I figured you could probably dumb this down enough for me to understand the risks etc.
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Gaming / Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Last post by Spectere on January 27, 2020, 03:22:10 PM »
Sure, but scoring a good Zelda game with a Star Fox theme a 1/10 and screaming about it being the worst game ever is doing everyone a disservice, and disappointments like that can typically be avoided by checking the back of the box or reading/watching preview coverage. I mean, I don't recall seeing anyone trash Monster Hunter Stories because it's a JRPG.

And just to make things clear, I'm not talking about people just being disappointed. I get it. It's the first Star Fox game on the GameCube and it's nothing like Star Fox or Star Fox 64. I'm talking about people being so angry that Nintendo/Rare dared develop a spinoff title that they'd review bomb it and bash anyone who did happen to like it. I remember that sort of thing being rampant when that game came out despite it being a solid game in its own right.
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Gaming / Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Last post by vladgd on January 26, 2020, 08:12:21 PM »
It's been a while since I played it (read: I was in high school) but I remember actually enjoying this for the most part. I wouldn't say it was GOTY material, but with the way some fans reacted to it you'd think it was worse than Big Rigs.

I hate that "it's different so it sucks" mentality. It's fine to be skeptical, but c'mon now.

I wouldn't entirely agree. If it was a bad starfox game, sure, I agree. But it's not a bad starfox game, it's a solid zelda game. So if you're a starfox fan, jonsing for a new starfox game, and you receive a zelda game, regardless how good, you're probably going to be disappointed. Starfox Adventures, ignoring the title, is NOT a starfox game, it's a zelda game with a starfox skin, and a decent one at that. Not a game I would recommend for a starfox fan, who may not enjoy zelda games. Not it sucks for being different, it sucks because its straight up not a starfox game.

I have this very same opinion of banjo kazooie nuts and bolts. It's one of my favorite platformer series (I enjoy it over mario), and when the new one was announced for 360 I was hype...till I found out it was a lego car maker game with every single mission being timed and an overworld that didn't really have anything in it.

The game itself could be a goty quality game, but it wasn't a banjo game, and for a fan who waited over a decade for some new banjo...yknow It could be the best game ever and I'd still hate it. Because I do hate it.

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Gaming / Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Last post by Spectere on January 26, 2020, 12:05:05 PM »
And the music might be the best vgm I've heard from a game this... I guess last decade now.

yussssss. I honestly can't get over how good the soundtrack is. Weight of the World (The End of Yorha) brings me close to tearing up every time I listen to it.

kinda like the first nier that nobody played

I ended up drunk buying Nier Gestalt for the Xbox 360 at one point. I'm going to have to play it one of these days.

starfox adventures

It's been a while since I played it (read: I was in high school) but I remember actually enjoying this for the most part. I wouldn't say it was GOTY material, but with the way some fans reacted to it you'd think it was worse than Big Rigs.

I hate that "it's different so it sucks" mentality. It's fine to be skeptical, but c'mon now.
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Gaming / Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Last post by vladgd on January 24, 2020, 10:39:34 PM »
I think I'll just stick er on easy and "play for the story" because the game itself just ain't fun to me...kinda like the first nier that nobody played. Got bogged down in boring sidequests and dropped off. Not going to be something I focus on, but I'll try picking at it a few hours at a time. Just met A2, however not far at all that is.

For things I actually want to play, im torn between a lot. SMT digital devil saga, SMT devil survivor, starfox adventures, mario rabbids, (warcraft 3 is out in a few days dropping everything for that), more dragon quest stuff. IUNNO MEIGN.
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Gaming / Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Last post by Bobbias on January 24, 2020, 06:47:22 PM »
I can understand a lot of the frustration. I've had a few quick deaths from enemies who were stronger than I expected but overall once I got a feel for the combat it took a lot for something to kill me. That said some enemies can be a fucking SLOG.

I agree the desert is dumb. And I personally dont enjoy the hacking minigame, which kinda sucks because of how OP it is. Haven't finished the 9s playthrough but I really liked the game.

And the music might be the best vgm I've heard from a game this... I guess last decade now.
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Gaming / Re: wut specturr'z playing
« Last post by Bobbias on January 24, 2020, 06:40:30 PM »
The variety in gems has gotten better. Still, generally there aren't nearly as many good leveling skills as there are endgame viable ones due to many of them needing lots of scaling to be any good. They almost always add a few gems per season and tweak some of them too.

They are always considering whether to keep a mechanic from a league and by this point the game has grown massively compared to a few years ago.
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Gaming / Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Last post by Spectere on January 24, 2020, 10:37:03 AM »
Yeah, I'm not sure anything I say will change your mind. It kind of sounds like the core mechanics and questing system just rub you the wrong way.

I'm admittedly kind of in the "I NEVER HAD THAT ISSUE" camp, but I can see how that would be an issue in some of those early parts. You're pretty weak at that point and the game doesn't have any qualms about telling you that.

Some of the sidequests are pretty ass. I generally just picked and chose which ones to do based on how much I connected with the characters that were involved and exactly what you had to do. I'd say I did maybe 60-70% of them.

Parts of the open-ish world get more interesting as time goes on, but I'd say they could have easily halved the size of certain parts and ended up getting the same effect. The city felt alright to me, probably because it was clearly one of the main focal points, but the large desert area just felt like a large expanse of nothingness.

You only actually have to beat the game twice, and the story gets expanded when you run through it with 9S. His hacking attack is also OP as shit, which makes things move along much faster. Definitely not ideal, and I wish they would have implemented it in a different way, but it only took me about half the time to get through it.

After that second playthrough, shit seriously goes down. The third playthrough is absolutely nothing like the first two, and that's when the game really gets serious. You do have to get three endings during the third loop, but the path splits so close to the end that you only have to replay the last little bit.

I know this won't fix all of your gripes, but have you tried turning the difficulty down to easy? The decreased damage and the ability to use auto chips should allow you to focus more on the story rather than grinding through the game and dealing with the combat.
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Gaming / Re: wut specturr'z playing
« Last post by Spectere on January 24, 2020, 10:14:52 AM »
I made it to the early stages of high rank (currently on nergi) before I got distracted and fell out of it. At this point I'm basically using the stronger low-rank and weaker high-rank monsters as a refresher before I start making that push toward master rank. And yeah, it's a shame they don't have some sort of cross-compatible multiplayer system. Then again, even if they did the PC version is something like 6 months behind the console versions.

As far as PoE is concerned, I guess it depends on when you've last played. The game doesn't feel as slow as it did when I first started playing it, and I don't think that's necessarily due to familiarity. It feels like the game gives you more skill gems earlier on so that you can experiment with them from an earlier time and aren't relegated to auto-attacking everything for the first act. In addition to that, they've integrated mechanics from several of the previous leagues into the mainline game, giving you a bit more to do in early-game.

There's also the distinct possibility that I'm full of shit and the game just clicked for me at some point, but I can safely say that I'm enjoying it a lot more now than I did a couple of years ago.
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Gaming / Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Last post by vladgd on January 23, 2020, 11:40:59 PM »
A few things. Feel free to step in if im taking something minor as a dealbreaker.

"this game contains NO AUTOSAVES THIS IS A FEATURE!"

yeah just fuck that in a game where enemies can one shot me. It isn't cute, I don't care if it's tied in to the story, it's horseshit. It's 2020, I don't like redoing shit because of a cheap death. I'm sure defenders of the game wanna know "where are you getting one shot? I NEVER HAD THAT ISSUE" well, i do, and various enemies in the sidequests are outright deadly, what's it those axe guys one shot me. I understand dodging and whatnot, but I make a mistake here and there, and going back to my last manual save, it's shitty, it feels shitty, and It makes me want to play something else, So I did.

The "open world" lacks direction, feels empty, I feel obligated to do the sidequests so I'm not underleveled (and in the short time I played, I was underleveled after doing a main quest or two), but they're not fun at all to play. I would have more fun if the open world didn't exist, and it played in a series of levels.

Main thing, I want to beat the game and move on, but this is a game where you gotta beat it THREE FUCKIN TIMES.

yeah, that's a big fat no, and disrespectful to the players time honestly. I wouldn't have quit if I knew I could get to the end and be done with it, but not only does getting to the end only get me 1/3 of the way there, I won't be playing 2b which was a real factor in my purchase because...yknow...look at her...shut up I do what I want, I WANTED TO PLAY AS HOT ROBO WAIFU WHOM IVE SEEN ALL THE ARTS AND COSPLAYS FOR IM AN ADULT I MAKE MY OWN CHOICES

Mostly feeling frustrated, confused, and bored at the same time, with the knowledge I need to beat the game 3 times, and 2 of those times I'm not even the character I bought the game to play as...it was too much for me. AND AND AND AND I REALLY WANTED TO LIKE THE GAME, it's not like I went into the game like whatever, I wanted to like it, so when I was disappointed, it hit harder than if I didn't really care in the first place.
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