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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #570 on: February 09, 2017, 01:26:20 am »
Someone else asked for this, but I thought I'd throw it up here too.  Dragon Age Inquisition Artificer archer gameplay.  It's an incredibly broken class...it makes a mockery of Nightmare difficulty even with the Trials on.  Also, explosions.

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« Reply #571 on: February 28, 2017, 02:32:33 pm »
I just reinstalled Morrowind and added Tamriel Rebuilt.  There goes my life.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #572 on: February 28, 2017, 04:24:55 pm »
I've begun digging into the labyrinthine gaming mechanics madness that is Nioh. Beautiful game, runs like a 60fps dream, and while the Souls comparisons are inevitable it IS a significantly different game while still existing in whatever genre-space you want to consider Souls to be in.

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« Reply #573 on: February 28, 2017, 05:07:25 pm »
Isn't Nioh the game where you play a weaboo that is, ironically, made by a Japanese company?

Incidentally, my next Morrowind playthrough, in 2020 or whenever, is going to be an Argonian n'wahaboo.  He's going to join House Redoran and the Temple, refuse to use non-Dunmer weapons, ignore slavery and lawfully non-cooperate with Imperial authorities.

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« Reply #574 on: February 28, 2017, 07:55:26 pm »
What's the character this time around?
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #575 on: February 28, 2017, 07:59:55 pm »
Dunmer Knight. I did an Imperial assassin/agent/nightblade scumbag last time around - Thieves Guild, House Hlaalu, Morag Tong.  This time its Redoran, Temple, Fighter's Guild and Legion.  Atronach sign, so I can abuse the shrines for free magicka refills.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #576 on: March 01, 2017, 07:39:18 pm »
Isn't Nioh the game where you play a weaboo that is, ironically, made by a Japanese company?

Incidentally, my next Morrowind playthrough, in 2020 or whenever, is going to be an Argonian n'wahaboo.  He's going to join House Redoran and the Temple, refuse to use non-Dunmer weapons, ignore slavery and lawfully non-cooperate with Imperial authorities.

You start as a prisoner in the Tower of London who ends up in Japan and instantly learns the ways of the Samurai, Ninjutsu, and Onmyodo. Then you get your ass royally beaten by boss monsters until you git gud.

So, yes.

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« Reply #577 on: March 01, 2017, 08:24:58 pm »
More weaboos should have the shit pounded out of them by monsters.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #578 on: March 03, 2017, 11:58:45 pm »
So what I'm hearing about Torment: Tides of Numeria is that while it's probably the best pen and paper inspired, isometric RPG out there at the moment...it's nowhere near as good as Planescape: Torment.  The plot sounds hokey and uninspired, IMO, and you can crush the game by specialising into the right skills early on.  It's also apparently unplayable on PS4.

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« Reply #579 on: March 04, 2017, 01:00:36 am »
I've heard similar things and it's not unexpected. The loss of the original setting and team members was always going to leave the end result up in the air and there were more than a few development problems.

The chances of recreating the ravel conversation/reveals for example were never high.

If any of you haven't played PS:T then be ashamed of yourselves. It's about 20 years old now and no other video game has come close to that level of plot. Seriously, try and name one.
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« Reply #580 on: March 04, 2017, 03:59:34 am »
Some of the reviews say the dialogue and conversation is actually quite good...which I would expect with Chris Avellone, but him being poached by Larian Studios probably didn't help with the overall level of quality. I might give it a try...will see more reviews from people before I decide though.  Especially since I'm already committed to Andromeda (which I fully expect to have a terrible story, but to have at least decent combat and exploration gameplay) from the end of March.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #581 on: March 04, 2017, 04:49:27 am »
I'd hang back for a bit yet, the general view of the writing seems to be "better than pillars of eternity, but not close to the original". And also "surprise, that's the end of the game". Considering the end of the first was so strong, it looks like it won't compare favourably against the points that made the original great to begin with.

In other news, tyranny is pretty solid and pillars 2 is funded by a kick starter clone. The first was solid despite a few problems, with any luck they'll drag avelone and zeits in and give them enough time to make the script shine. Currently scheduled for q1 18 so I expect this may not be possible though, suggests development has been going on for a while.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #582 on: March 04, 2017, 05:28:51 pm »
Also, re new torment, quite a few stretch goals dropped, the statement from the developer is a mea culpa but still, indicates bad planning and communication. Quite glad I didn't back /pre-order because I'd be a little pissed at them. Not necessarily for doing so, more for the lack of explanation until launch.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #583 on: March 04, 2017, 07:57:13 pm »
I still haven't finished Pillars of Eternity.  I think I accidentally wandered into a high level quest and - through my superior knowledge of Infinity Engine tactics, ie; equip the party with missile weapons - crushed it, but can't finish the quest itself because the final fight is in the middle of a large, open room and I'm surrounded.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #584 on: March 04, 2017, 08:01:17 pm »
I am hearing that the cartridge for the new Zelda game tastes bad. 

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