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Well, consider me pleasantly surprised

http://www.siegeofdragonspear.com/

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Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur's Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be trueóis she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur's Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle...

Baldurís Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new chapter to the Bhaalspawn saga. The events occurring between Baldurís Gate and Baldurís Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion pack for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.

25 hour expansion pack is not to be sneezed at.  For sake of comparison, that's longer than the stated play time of all the Mass Effect 3 DLC put together.

From what I can recall of Forgotten Realms lore, Dragonspear was a favoured target of the city of Baldur's Gate, mostly because the Zhentarim kept opening portals to the Nine Hells there.  Reasonably enough, the Grand Dukes didn't want the Blood War spilling out into the western heartlands.   And tunnels connected it to the Underdark.  So demons, undead, Zhents and possibly drow are potential enemies, alongside the hordes of monsters which infest the High Moor.  And maybe another Bhaalspawn.  Because they've all proven pretty stable in previous games.

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Hmm.

I'll probably look at it, but I'm not going in with high hopes. The additional content in the EE versions I've played so far has ranged from "fits in seamlessly" to "horribly jarring and out of place".

This is their first real attempt at their own tale with relatively few props. Do well here and they're set for the next 5-10 years with remakes, interquels and sequels.
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I wasnt a big fan of the Black Pits, and thought the new characters were mostly unnecessary, given modders can and have been doing better with new party members for years.  But Chris Avellone, former Black Isle writer for Baldur's Gate/current Obsidian employee/creative lead for Pillars of Eternity, appears to endorse it.

Also based on the screenshots, it looks like they might be taking advantage of the age of the IE engine and greater computer processing power to produce bigger battles.  That would be nice, if it were the case.

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Re: Unified "Cain and others talk about vidya games, Cain makes videos" thread
« Reply #453 on: September 29, 2015, 06:50:47 pm »
I just finished Metal Gear V (for real this time as opposed to the first two fake outs) and it was a complete headfuck, as metal gear dramatic twists go its actually pretty downplayed, still not sure what to make of it.
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Re: Unified "Cain and others talk about vidya games, Cain makes videos" thread
« Reply #454 on: September 29, 2015, 08:41:59 pm »
Windows 10 put Candy Crush Saga on my computer, so I played it because I had nothing better to do at the time.

I wanted to kill everyone ever in the whole world, starting with myself, who ever thought playing the game woud be a good ideea.  I felt this for every single second I played this fucktarded abortion of wasted programming space, which was about half an hour.

Gid dammit I hate Candy Crush SAga.
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Re: Unified "Cain and others talk about vidya games, Cain makes videos" thread
« Reply #455 on: September 29, 2015, 08:44:45 pm »
Keep riding that hate.  Do NOT get sucked in.  Srsly.

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Re: Unified "Cain and others talk about vidya games, Cain makes videos" thread
« Reply #456 on: September 29, 2015, 08:56:15 pm »
It'd be easier if there were other games on this POS.  Hm. 

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Re: Unified "Cain and others talk about vidya games, Cain makes videos" thread
« Reply #457 on: September 29, 2015, 09:47:14 pm »
Great success!  DOSBox, Civilization, and Bust a Move are installed!  Now I shall go find Oregon Trail Deluxe and be good for a couple weeks.
If someone does the ďFine, youíre right, Iím clearly a terrible person, Iím Satan, Iím the worst person alive, I should just dieĒ thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

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Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in

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Re: Unified "Cain and others talk about vidya games, Cain makes videos" thread
« Reply #458 on: September 29, 2015, 10:17:07 pm »
Mech Commander Gold and Mech Commander 2 might work on your box. They work on my trash laptop that has suffered a deployment.
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Re: Unified "Cain and others talk about vidya games, Cain makes videos" thread
« Reply #459 on: September 30, 2015, 07:38:16 am »
I just finished Metal Gear V (for real this time as opposed to the first two fake outs) and it was a complete headfuck, as metal gear dramatic twists go its actually pretty downplayed, still not sure what to make of it.

Is that the Phantom Snake/Big Boss thing, or something else?

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Re: Unified "Cain and others talk about vidya games, Cain makes videos" thread
« Reply #460 on: September 30, 2015, 02:28:16 pm »
Thats the one, Hardened afgan/angola military game which occasionally shits all over itself with anime giant robots and objectification of women.

Funnily enough, very few of the characters have any kind of development arc or resolution, except for the sex appeal and the main character. Her ending is good and depressing, his ending is a little unbelievable but good and depressing. Decent and overly addictive gameplay.
Really enjoyed it which was unexpected because the metal gear games can be really hit and miss.
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Re: Unified "Cain and others talk about vidya games, Cain makes videos" thread
« Reply #461 on: September 30, 2015, 08:21:52 pm »
It'd be easier if there were other games on this POS.  Hm. 

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Re: Unified "Cain and others talk about vidya games, Cain makes videos" thread
« Reply #462 on: October 01, 2015, 07:29:30 pm »
Despite the yoga pants/bath towel sections, I have to say, if you're a fan of horror, that Until Dawn is pretty good. 

I really can't say too much without spoiling the plot, but it's very story driven, multiple branching choices, QTEs for action.  But the story...it's a pretty good story, more than good enough to make up for the uninspired gameplay aspects.  Maybe pushing credibility in a couple of places, but taken in all together...yeah, I approve.

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Re: Unified "Cain and others talk about vidya games, Cain makes videos" thread
« Reply #463 on: October 01, 2015, 11:55:50 pm »
Despite the yoga pants/bath towel sections, I have to say, if you're a fan of horror, that Until Dawn is pretty good. 

I really can't say too much without spoiling the plot, but it's very story driven, multiple branching choices, QTEs for action.  But the story...it's a pretty good story, more than good enough to make up for the uninspired gameplay aspects.  Maybe pushing credibility in a couple of places, but taken in all together...yeah, I approve.

I've been watching a playthrough, I'm actually quite impressed with it. Might be enough to make me spend money (as opposed to spending my money on used copies of Silent Hill 2 & 3, because I'm on a weird Silent Hill kick and the HD Collection is shit on a stick)

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Re: Unified "Cain and others talk about vidya games, Cain makes videos" thread
« Reply #464 on: October 02, 2015, 07:43:21 am »
Those remakes were a goddamn mess. My old ps2 silent hill 2 copy still gets a play through once every year or so. Its still one of my favourite games of all time.
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