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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2017, 09:32:37 AM »
Heck, that reminds me that I had gotten the Telltale game from Fables because I love the comic series (at least the first half, quality nosedived soon after with major Deus Ex Machina solving from nowhere crisis which should have been major events), and WD was such a disappointment I never got to launch it.

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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2017, 12:01:50 PM »
It shows how people's tastes vary.  For me Walking Dead is probably one of my favourite games of all time.  I thought it was absolutely brilliant and very few games have invoked the kind of feelings in me that Walking Dead did.  That said, I would concede that a lot of the puzzle elements were not great and got in the way of the narrative.

Tales from the Borderlands is also an absolutely fantastic game, probably my second favourite of the Telltales.

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« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2017, 03:23:49 PM »
Like them or not, my problem is people saying "they're not games." It especially drove me batty when this mantra got thrown around left and right after Gone Home came out (in that particular case, the bile was multiplied by the wailing of the deeply threatened MRA crowd).

It's interactive? You engage with it? It's a game, bottom line. Doesn't matter if all you do is press the SPACEBAR to continue every 5 minutes. It's a game. Shooters? Games. Puzzles? Games. Point-n-Clicks? They're games. Walking simulators? They're games. Visual Novels? Games.

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« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2017, 04:02:34 PM »
Oh it is definitely a game.  Otherwise how can it be one of my favourite games of all time? :D

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« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2017, 04:25:37 PM »
This reminds me of two things.  That feeling I got with the Back to the Future game.  It has THE music.  It started with the iconic scene in the garage plugging into the amplifier.

That stuff was GOLD.  Some bits of it didn't follow the movies and were a bit weird with different characters and settings.  I think I got stuck, or didn't fire it back up.

Similar with TWD.  At that farm point you had to get in the barn.  I hadn't worked it out, never bothered to fire it up again to try again in about 4 years.

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« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2017, 09:06:29 PM »
Just starting a run-through of Dragon Age: Origins. As much as I've played it I've only beat it twice, never with a melee character. God, I had forgotten what RPG fucking perfection this game is. Dual-wielding thief is pretty fun so far. No plans for the character, just going to go with whatever seems natural to her at any given moment. Dalish elf.

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« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2017, 09:11:13 PM »
Dalish Elf origin is my favorite, despite the fact that "The Internet" hates it.

That moment when s/he looks back on the clan for the last time while heading out with Duncan? The Feels!

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« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2017, 10:08:23 PM »
Dalish Elf origin also has possibly the most interesting lore tidbit that might come into play heavily in whatever Dragon Age 4 might be, that the ruins you go through were actually built by both Humans and Elves together, worshipping their gods side by side.  Parts of DA:I go into this as well, hinting at some of the history of the world not being what everyone there thinks it is, which I find quite interesting.

Also, Merrill in DA:O > Merrill in DA2.  :P

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« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2017, 04:44:25 PM »
I really need to reinstall DA:O and just play all the beginnings.

I have only done City Elf, and human noble (I think -- it has been a while).

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2017, 02:54:07 AM »
Has anyone got in on this months Humble bundle? It has a few things im intrigued by...

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« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2017, 06:44:02 AM »
never bothered with a monthly bundle. Goat simulator is fun

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« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2017, 11:12:53 PM »
Finished I Am Setsuna, Tokyo RPG Factory's Chrono Trigger clone (by their own description).  Probably a 6/10.  Doesn't do anything particular well, but doesn't do anything particular bad either.  Average story, average character development, battle system has depth but most of that depth is unnecessary, some interesting mechanics, which is about all that can be expected as a first major game from a new small studio.  Glitchless speedruns run about 4 hours, so it's not terribly long, if the initial price were lower it'd probably be more popular (it's $40, I got it on sale for $24).

Now on to Nier: Automata.

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« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2017, 11:42:08 PM »
I've been playing Tales of Berseria pretty much exclusively now for the last 10 days or so. It's so darn good. I'm not generally a fan of JRPGs for lots of reasons, but this one has really clicked for me. And I'm in love with the characters.

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« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2017, 02:55:34 AM »
Has anyone got in on this months Humble bundle? It has a few things im intrigued by...

I got the first tier, although I was sorely tempted to see if Kentucky Route Zero is as good as I've been led to believe. Now of course, I'm looking at the Game On Bundle for 80 days, remastered Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle. Hmm.

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« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2017, 05:47:18 AM »
Stanley Parable is recoommended by me, quite different.  Borderslands Prequel was made by an Aussie team.  Lots of aussie accents and slang in it.  Plays like another Borderlands game.