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Title: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on August 22, 2014, 09:24:50 AM
Old one here: http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=33535.0
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on August 22, 2014, 10:04:01 AM
Why throw or sell old systems and games?

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Everything is hooked up and ready to play. :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on August 22, 2014, 10:18:26 AM
Jeeze, looking at that is a reason to sell old systems based on how much space they take up :lol but it would be cool to easily play any of those old systems whenever I wanted.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on August 22, 2014, 10:20:58 AM
I bought a special shelf just to be able to have them hooked up like this. :lol It is all kinds of awesome to be able to play Mass Effect and then move on to Super Metroid, and then Sonic 2, etc. :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on August 22, 2014, 11:17:42 AM
I'm more surprised you have a Sega CD :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on August 22, 2014, 11:38:22 AM
Love your setup lynxo.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on August 22, 2014, 12:33:31 PM
Yeah that setup is uber sex.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 22, 2014, 12:50:56 PM
^ Yes. Verily. That is so awesome. If I hadn't been a dummy dumbfuck and not sold all my shit then I'd have a plethora of classics at my beck and call. But alas, now I have my lone 3DS. That is all the survived the war, and only because he hid in my pants. Coward. My PC just stood there and kept mumbling about some kind of god complex.

I await the day when a company/system/series makes me wanna buy another console. I just don't see it happening anytime soon.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on August 22, 2014, 12:54:43 PM
Thanks guys. :)

Gotta admit though, the only reason I have a Sega CD is because it came with the Sega system for a cheap price. :lol: Still have no games for it though, most of them are expensive. But if I ever run across Sonic CD, I'll be all over that . :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on August 22, 2014, 01:16:24 PM
About 6 years ago, I got really drunk and my N64 ended up in a bonfire. A retro video game store opened near me and I bought a new one a few weeks ago. I can't kind my N64 stash container. I'm missing my rumble pack, my memory cards, my game boy cartridge adapter, and all the most classic games. I have no clue where they could be.  :'(  It's possible I traded/sold them all away, but I don't think I would have been that foolish (says the guy who threw his N64 in a bonfire).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Scorpion on August 22, 2014, 03:32:49 PM
I managed to get the Ghost achievement on Dishonored on the highest difficulty (never being detected throughout the game). I now feel accomplished and slightly ashamed due to the time that I invested into this.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on August 22, 2014, 03:55:12 PM
I managed to get the Ghost achievement on Dishonored on the highest difficulty (never being detected throughout the game). I now feel accomplished and slightly ashamed due to the time that I invested into this.

ahh the feeling of achievements in both having too much time and accomplishing something extremely difficult, a great feeling.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on August 22, 2014, 05:25:42 PM
Lynxo, that is one hell of a way to kick off the new thread!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on August 23, 2014, 08:36:20 AM
Lynxo, that is one hell of a way to kick off the new thread!
Haha, thanks. I thought so too. ;)

So what's everyone's favorite system? Mine is definitely the SNES. In my mind, the ultimate 2D console with so many great games, it's unbelievable. :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on August 23, 2014, 12:09:51 PM
Now, who's played Silent Hill PT ? ;D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on August 23, 2014, 12:32:39 PM
Now, who's played Silent Hill PT ? ;D

That game is mental. Gorgeous looking and scary as shit.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on August 23, 2014, 01:02:08 PM
Now, who's played Silent Hill PT ? ;D

That game is mental. Gorgeous looking and scary as shit.

My brother and I were on it for about 5 hours. We were stuck on the 2nd baby laugh. As most people are.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on August 23, 2014, 06:10:40 PM
I managed to get the Ghost achievement on Dishonored on the highest difficulty (never being detected throughout the game). I now feel accomplished and slightly ashamed due to the time that I invested into this.

I felt like that after doing Little Rocket Man in Episode 2.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on August 23, 2014, 08:22:27 PM
Now, who's played Silent Hill PT ? ;D

That game is mental. Gorgeous looking and scary as shit.

My brother and I were on it for about 5 hours. We were stuck on the 2nd baby laugh. As most people are.

Yeah eventually I just gave up since I had already seen the ending trailer. Noone online seemed to have a consensus on what you need to do at that point, so it might just be random.

The actual game better not play like this though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on August 23, 2014, 09:03:20 PM
The actual game better not play like this though.

They are still deciding if they gonna use 1st or 3rd person (or both).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on August 23, 2014, 09:41:41 PM
Because we all know how first person gameplay worked for the series in the past.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on August 24, 2014, 12:14:50 AM
It's a reboot, different team, anything can happen so, changes may come for better or worse.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on August 24, 2014, 12:25:12 AM
About 6 years ago, I got really drunk and my N64 ended up in a bonfire. A retro video game store opened near me and I bought a new one a few weeks ago. I can't kind my N64 stash container. I'm missing my rumble pack, my memory cards, my game boy cartridge adapter, and all the most classic games. I have no clue where they could be.  :'(  It's possible I traded/sold them all away, but I don't think I would have been that foolish (says the guy who threw his N64 in a bonfire).

We lost all of our N64 games a while ago, but just recently found most of them again. The only important one that's still missing is Banjo Kazooie, but I recently played that emulated anyway.

We currently have our N64, Gamecube and Xbox 360 still set up in one spot. We also have a Playstation (we've never used it, I don't even know where it came from), PS2, SNES, Mega Drive (Genesis for you US folk), Master System, and an Atari 2600. For portables, we have Gameboy Color, DS, 3DS, Lynx, and we had a Game Gear at one point, but I'm not sure that we still do.

Lynxo, that is one hell of a way to kick off the new thread!
Haha, thanks. I thought so too. ;)

So what's everyone's favorite system? Mine is definitely the SNES. In my mind, the ultimate 2D console with so many great games, it's unbelievable. :tup

I don't know that I could pick a favourite console. SNES had a lot of great games, but the Mega Drive also had many of my favourites. I just love the whole 16 bit era for gaming, especially as 2D platformers are my favourite genre. The N64 would be a contender for me too. Nintendo consoles always have a strong first party library of games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on August 24, 2014, 12:31:14 AM
I found my Atari 2600 stuff a few years ago...or should I say what's left of it. Only the console and two controllers (I had about six of them, all different kinds), no power or RF cable, and only three games (no idea how many I had, but it was double digits). I live in hope that the rest of the stuff is buried somewhere but I have my doubts because I can't think of a single reason I'd actually separate all this stuff. :-\
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on August 24, 2014, 12:33:54 AM
I found my Atari 2600 stuff a few years ago...or should I say what's left of it. Only the console and two controllers (I had about six of them, all different kinds), no power or RF cable, and only three games (no idea how many I had, but it was double digits). I live in hope that the rest of the stuff is buried somewhere but I have my doubts because I can't think of a single reason I'd actually separate all this stuff. :-\

We only had a couple of separate games for our Atari, as we had the model with the inbuilt games, and those were plenty. I haven't dug out our Atari in ages, but last time I did, it was all there and hooked up fine.
We had a ton of those old controllers, since those were a standard on many of those older consoles. Our Atari, Master System, and Amiga 500 all used them.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on August 24, 2014, 02:30:35 AM
We only had a couple of separate games for our Atari, as we had the model with the inbuilt games, and those were plenty. I haven't dug out our Atari in ages, but last time I did, it was all there and hooked up fine.
We had a ton of those old controllers, since those were a standard on many of those older consoles. Our Atari, Master System, and Amiga 500 all used them.
I didn't have inbuilt games, but I had one of those cartridges with multiple games. I believe it was 31 in 1. So overall I had a ton of games for it. :lol

I've been thinking about it since I made that earlier post, this is just what I remember having off the top of my head:

31 in 1
Hero (quite possibly my favourite Atari game)
Kung-Fu Master
Pitfall
Winter Games
Summer Games
River Raid
Combat
Mario Bros.
Ghostbusters
Kangaroo
Centipede or Millipede (can't remember which one I had)
Outlaw

Then there are a few I can't recall the names of. One was one game where you moved around in a maze with another player trying to shoot each other, and another you played as a tube of toothpaste and had to shoot assorted food items (like burgers and doughnuts) before they can rot the teeth lining the top and bottom of the screen.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on August 24, 2014, 03:02:34 AM
We had Mario Bros, Winter Games and Ghostbusters on cartridge, and a few of those were inbuilt (being inbuilt, I don't know the names of most of the games, but I recognize some names).
Pitfall was inbuilt, as was River Raid, and Combat. Since they had no names on the console, we made up our own names most of the time. :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: kingshmegland on August 24, 2014, 04:50:32 AM
I still need to raid my parents house to see if I can fan our 60 odd games with had for the 2600.  My nephew had the in built games you talked about Blob and I hung out with the 2 nephews and niece and their friends and kicked their asses in every game.  They were blown away.  They didn't know I was once a gamer. :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on August 24, 2014, 04:52:53 AM
I'd take you on. You, me, boxing game!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: kingshmegland on August 24, 2014, 04:56:27 AM
Activision of course! :metal

Dude, I'd own you.  I frigging loves Maze Craze and Meglamania.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 24, 2014, 09:29:10 PM
Geno-san, I wonder, were you referring to the player perspective in your comment about the game not playing like the 'PT' or the mechanics and puzzles of the game? If it's the latter...you might wanna just stop following the game now.  :lol Hideo Kojima is very, very big on more jarring experiences that toy with the relationship between player and game; breaking the fourth wall, screwing with your actual game experience...these aspects are staples of Kojima's style and if I were a betting man, I'd put nearly all my gil on the idea that this new Silent Hill is going rape the gamer's mind and perspective of what a 'game' is. Dollars to doughnuts, we're gonna have a game of Mantis mind-fucks.

Personally, I'd love it if the game played like PT, except not as tedious and simplistic; but I think that's a given. If we were to get anything like PT, I'd expect and hope that it'd be something far more interactive and deep than just running around. But if they're going down the path I think they are, I'll bet we're in for a real psychologically-fucked treat. I'd also bet that Del Toro is going to wring every ounce of psychological torment out of his psyche since his In The Mouth Of Madness isn't going to happen (anytime soon); I'm sure of it, he pounced on this because he's a man that's got a mind full of ideas and not that many outlets to release them. This is a perfect opportunity to express that in full; and much more in depth than in a movie.

I think this is going to be one of two things: A game-changing, mechanically innovative masterpiece of psychological horror that would make Hitchcock piss his pants; or a completely egotistical mess of garbage. There's no way this is just gonna be middle-of-the-road horror; they're gonna blow their wads on this and what we get is what we get. That's the part that scares me, I'm not even questioning that aspect, it's a fact...these men are TOTALLY into themselves and that can be both a VERY good thing or a complete cataclysmic disaster when put together. It's volatile, to be sure, but that also may be JUST what this series needs. I have complete confidence in them, but then again, I also have complete confidence that their egos will take over. They can either use it or be used. We'll see... I'm still excited, because honestly, no matter what comes, there is zero fucking chance that the series can get any lower. It's pretty much non-existent at this point, in terms of character and staples, story, etc. Basically anything that matters in a game's series. Not just standalone but an overarching theme...that, Silent Hill has lost for over a decade. I think and hope that these are the men to do it. They may also hammer the nail into the coffin.  :rollin
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on August 25, 2014, 06:23:08 AM
Silent Hill 4 was called THE ROOM

And the ghost in PT is called LISA.

The whole series is a concept about how shit Tommy Wiseau's The Room is :P
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 25, 2014, 11:40:12 AM
 :rollin

A true nightmare... :omg:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on August 26, 2014, 10:53:44 PM
And lo, fantastic Mario Kart 8 DLC was announced, and the children cried "fuck yes!" and rejoiced.

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Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 27, 2014, 12:04:05 AM
^ That looks pretty cool, but even if I had a Wii I don't think I'd pay 8 bucks just to have a character/extras... Eh. Sad when Nintendo is finally caving. I mean, it's not like they haven't had pay-for-DLC before but this is the first time I've seen a HUGE first party title release a pretty equally huge character and that many extras as a paid DLC... *Sigh* Sad. Never expected Ninty to sink. But everyone sinks. It just takes too much effort to tread water, y'know? YOU KNOW.

I just finished The Walking Dead S2 E5 and....my soul has been ripped out; but I really, REALLY want the next season right fucking meow. I did find it a little anticlimactic but I suppose that's because I called that last bit from a mile away. Still didn't make it any less gut wrenching but it was a little less of a WTF moment as opposed to the end of S1 absolutely raping my emotions. Not that I expected this season to even come close to the end of S1 (especially when I realized S1 was made very much as a tour-de-force and intro to the 'real' hero...ine). This was an awesome season and I'm definitely gonna replay this with different choices. It seems the statements in this one were all around much more prominent and the choices (especially that last one) seem to have more of an impact now that they're sure of the game's success and have a view further down the road. Didn't shed a tear for this one but it was still a somber, apocalyptic hell.

Beautiful game series and it's one of the few that is keeping my personal gaming spirit alive. Other than that...the wait for October is shorter and shorter.....*grasps*
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on August 27, 2014, 12:40:11 AM
^ That looks pretty cool, but even if I had a Wii I don't think I'd pay 8 bucks just to have a character/extras...
8 new tracks in each DLC as well.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 27, 2014, 12:45:13 AM
Yeah, it does come with quite a bit now that I look it over but... I dunno, it's definitely naive, but I almost expect Nintendo to stay away from DLC as a mainstay but this is kinda the final tell. They've been slowly implementing it over the years and it's certainly still a far cry away from almost every other company; but the kid in me is pretty sad. This is all without mentioning that I really just don't like DLC in general when it comes to online and/or multiplayer games. It's one thing for single-player games but there's something that, even if I bought it and was happy as could be, I'd still know there's a decent amount of people I'm not playing with because of it. Even on the winning side it's still kinda sucky.

I digress. Ramblings of a gamer stuck in the past.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on August 27, 2014, 12:52:28 AM
uh, extra characters, new cars, 8 tracks each. Nintendo's giving you well more than your money's worth. 4 Cups, 4 characters, 16 tracks for less than a third of the price of the game.
Also why should you feel bad if some people can't or won't spend $12(or $16 if you don't jump on the offer, but still not bad) for all of that?
It's a boatload of extra content that they didn't even have to work on for a very radical price.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 27, 2014, 01:29:25 AM
 :lol I can read, I know what the DLC is. I'm not sure why you're speaking as if you're trying to change my mind... It's just my view. It's not like I'm making a ruckus about this; and y'know, I'm not too sure why the fact that a certain amount of people not playing bothers me...but it does. Hm. Emotions. Either way I thought I conveyed that it's still 'not bad' pretty clearly... (I mean, the first thing I said was 'now that i look it over, it's quite a bit'... :huh: )

It's really not that much content for the money, certainly not for a radical price. On that same token, it's not a ridiculously high price but I've paid less for more for many other DLCs for other games. Granted 'more' is a very loose term (that slut) that's different for games, different aspects of appeals, etc. It's tough to compare DLCs for games unless they're the same genre and...well, Mario Kart is pretty much the only racer I play (despite even now rarely playing it, sadly) and I've never paid for DLC for it before. Either way it's not for me so I'm not sure why you even responded the way you did.

You obviously like it. Get it. Enjoy. Be free. I release you!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on August 27, 2014, 01:39:20 AM
:lol I can read, I know what the DLC is. I'm not sure why you're speaking as if you're trying to change my mind... It's just my view. It's not like I'm making a ruckus about this; and y'know, I'm not too sure why the fact that a certain amount of people not playing bothers me...but it does. Hm. Emotions. Either way I thought I conveyed that it's still 'not bad' pretty clearly... (I mean, the first thing I said was 'now that i look it over, it's quite a bit'... :huh: )

It's really not that much content for the money, certainly not for a radical price. On that same token, it's not a ridiculously high price but I've paid less for more for many other DLCs for other games. Granted 'more' is a very loose term (that slut) that's different for games, different aspects of appeals, etc. It's tough to compare DLCs for games unless they're the same genre and...well, Mario Kart is pretty much the only racer I play (despite even now rarely playing it, sadly) and I've never paid for DLC for it before. Either way it's not for me so I'm not sure why you even responded the way you did.

You obviously like it. Get it. Enjoy. Be free. I release you!
All I'm getting at is that it's a shit ton of content for a pretty good price, I don't see what's so sad about it. Perhaps you can get more from other games for a bit cheaper(I don't see that this often unless it's a huge sale), but that doesn't make this not a really good deal. If anything, I'm glad Nintendo are finally starting to push some weight around in the DLC arena more, because it never just feels like a tiny little add-on, it feels like a big addition to the game, and I'm more than sure this DLC will as well.
Not saying you have to get it of course, but.. uh, I just don't see why you're sad about it other than you just generally don't like DLC which is kind of tough luck, as it's not going away anytime soon  :lol

It's a great opportunity to keep adding things when it comes to mind, and not just look like a huge ripoff *COUGH COUGH BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE COUGH COUGH*
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 27, 2014, 01:49:34 AM
Sweet bro.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on August 27, 2014, 01:53:21 AM
My number one problem with DLC comes purely from a retro standpoint - many years from now, the CD and the console will still be there, but the DLC will be long gone. That's the same reason I don't buy games from PSN - I want a physical copy that I can spoon with at nights.

Oh, and also, developers who release games with DLC already on the disc and you pay for being able to use what you've already got, but who isn't against that?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on August 27, 2014, 01:55:09 AM
Well, 32 tracks has been the standard since MKDS, these two together will 16 tracks, so you're basically adding 50% new tracks to the game. Not to mention that it's freaking non-Mario characters getting in on the action for the first time ever. And the dates of the DLC mean they'll be adding new content 6 months/1 year after the game's release. Getting new reasons a year later to keep playing MK8 is just cool.

Plus, Isabelle.  :heart

Thing is, I'm hype. None of this was stuff that seemed to have been gutted out of the main game. It's just DLC done right, as far as I'm concerned.

(I hope we get some real battle arenas for battle mode down the line though. Using the racing courses for that doesn't work very well.)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on August 27, 2014, 02:00:03 AM
Well, 32 tracks has been the standard since MKDS, these two together will 16 tracks, so you're basically adding 50% new tracks to the game. Not to mention that it's freaking non-Mario characters getting in on the action for the first time ever. And the dates of the DLC mean they'll be adding new content 6 months/1 year after the game's release. Getting new reasons a year later to keep playing MK8 is just cool.

Plus, Isabelle.  :heart

Thing is, I'm hype. None of this was stuff that seemed to have been gutted out of the main game. It's just DLC done right, as far as I'm concerned.

(I hope we get some real battle arenas for battle mode down the line though. Using the racing courses for that doesn't work very well.)
This

I don't really get why you're just dismissively responding to me Tio, what exactly am I saying that makes you feel the need to do that?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on August 27, 2014, 02:19:18 AM
Yeah this is a good example of DLC being done well, I would say. With games like this (racing games, sports games, etc.) before the age of DLC, they would just release new games more often. We have 16 new tracks - let's update the game mechanics is some minor ways and release it as a new game at full price. Now with DLC, they can add the extra tracks/characters/cars at a lower price, and I would say these prices are pretty reasonable.

I do dislike a lot of DLC in general because it is so horifically overpriced. I just don't think that is the case here.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 27, 2014, 02:32:04 AM
Oy vey... Because you're arguing something that's not even up for debate and that I haven't once been argumentative over. It's not like I've said the DLC sucks or that people shouldn't buy it. The DLC isn't for me. For crying out loud, I don't even own this console, this all started as hypothetical...jesus crabcakes.  :lol I apologize for not creaming my pants over this DLC?  I'll revert back to my previous statement of:

You obviously like it. Get it. Enjoy. Be free. I release you!

Truly, don't let me bring you down; enjoy the DLC. I dunno what else to say.  :huh:

Anyway... DOOM 4 WHERE THE FUCK YOU AT BROMETHEUS!? Seriously. I want this so badly. Wolfenstein was cool (even though I still like Return To Castle Wolfenstein the best) but I hope this iteration of the series stays a bit more closer to the origin while updating and bringing something fresh. Keep the recipe but spice it up. It looks like they're doing just that but I'm still kinda nervous for the outcome. LUCKILY, I'll be in the Beta when it hits...which is hopefully soon. ARRRGHHHH! October is gonna be so fuckin tits this year. And my wallet is so screwed.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on August 27, 2014, 06:39:17 AM
As someone who spent like 15 bucks on a few maps in Call of Duty in the past, that DLC offering seems like a really good value.

It's a great opportunity to keep adding things when it comes to mind, and not just look like a huge ripoff *COUGH COUGH BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE COUGH COUGH*

Im not ready to call Hardline a ripoff.  It looks like a completely different game, just using the same engine and mechanics.  New single player, new game modes, completely new looks on characters and vehicles.  I did not play the beta though, so maybe it is really to much like a normal BF game.  Hence I am not willing to say its a ripoff just yet.  I plan on buying it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: OpenYourEyes311 on August 27, 2014, 08:55:12 AM
$12 and you get 8* characters, 8 vehicles, and 16 races. So... pretty much what you spent $50 on in 1998 to get in Mario Kart 64. I'd say that's a pretty good deal!

*8 including the new color schemes for Yoshi and Shy Guy (for which there's probably more than one new color)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: RuRoRul on August 27, 2014, 09:19:52 AM
Awesome to see the Mario Kart DLC - I thought / hoped they would be doing DLC for this version of the game, and a few new characters, some extra vehicles and 2 new cups (possibly 1 new and 1 retro) was pretty much exactly what I thought would make a great pack (as long as it was not overpriced). To be honest I doubted they would release anything as good as that, and didn't expect it for this holiday, so I'm thrilled to see this. Also cool to see them adding characters from other game, and at least two of the selection of characters being added (Link and Dry Bowser) are ones I would really want to see in it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Full Speed on August 27, 2014, 10:48:44 AM
I'll be getting that Mario Kart DLC as soon as it's available. Excited to see the new tracks.


Going to jump into Episode 5 of Walking Dead Season 2 tonight. I haven't liked this season nearly as much as the first, but I'm still pretty excited to see it end.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on August 27, 2014, 04:28:03 PM
Has anyone bought the new Madden? I haven't played the series in years. Tempted to try this newest version even though EA Sports sucks.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on August 27, 2014, 07:48:54 PM
You can "pre-buy" the Mario Kart 8 DLC together for $11.99 on the eShop right now, in case anybody wants to save a few bucks. Your system will just automatically download them when they come out.

EDIT: Apparently, the moment you buy it, you instantly get Shy Guy as a racer and a bunch of multi-colored Yoshi as well.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on August 27, 2014, 08:22:14 PM
I do not have a Wii U, but this looks like DLC done right. A sizable amount of content for less than a third of the game's price. If I had the game, I would certainly preorder this. It is much better than in, let's say, Call of Duty, where the DLC equals the price of the game and adds less than a full game's worth of content. And then microtransactions on top of that. Damn, I hate those things.

2 new cups (possibly 1 new and 1 retro)

Ah, retro cups. Mario Kart would be better off without them. In the newer games (specifically from Wii onwards), each entry tops the previous ones in terms of the insanity of its level design. Though I really like the old tracks, they pale in comparison to the newer ones. Their juxtaposition was really jarring in MKW, and I presume that it is even more exaggerated in the new titles. Not to mention that Nintendo usually chooses the worst tracks from previous games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on August 27, 2014, 09:34:33 PM
They're actually recreated amazingly in Mario Kart 8
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on August 27, 2014, 10:43:48 PM
They're actually recreated amazingly in Mario Kart 8

This!

THIS!!!




FUCKING THIS!!!!!


Randaran, if you ever liked Mario Kart at all, you should strongly consider getting this at some point. The retro levels are substantially overhauled with far superior graphics, new gameplay elements here and there, and seem to have been done in a way that perfectly balances the charm and feel of their original incarnations with creating a new enough experience that you'll probably never complain about them being "rehashes".
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Full Speed on August 28, 2014, 05:07:43 AM
Yeah the retro tracks are mostly just new track designs based on older tracks, but still in the Mario Kart 8 design.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 28, 2014, 05:11:14 AM
I'm having a blast going back through my 3DS games. Tales of the Abyss, Donkey Kong, Moon 3D (which is an awesome sci/fi shooter done right). Mainly Tales though, I really miss this series and it's one of the reasons why I want at least one console sometime in the future.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Full Speed on August 28, 2014, 05:17:49 AM
I upgraded to an XL recently and its been awesome. I never played my 3DS much or for very long stints, mostly because of the comfort on the older model. But with the XL I've been playing all the games I dropped half way through again. Playing a lot of Pokemon mostly. It's just so much more comfortable to play now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on August 28, 2014, 08:49:39 AM
The retro levels are substantially overhauled with far superior graphics, new gameplay elements here and there, and seem to have been done in a way that perfectly balances the charm and feel of their original incarnations with creating a new enough experience that you'll probably never complain about them being "rehashes".

This is my main concern. In MKW, the new courses took full advantage of the new gameplay elements and the Wii's power, and consequently had some ambitious layouts. From what I have played of MK8, the tracks are even more insane. Though I like the retro courses, they did not compare to the new ones. If they add new game elements, this would definitely help to alleviate some of my concerns. I likely will not get a Wii U until a new Metroid is released, though MK8 is now a high priority for when I do.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on August 28, 2014, 08:54:00 AM
The retro levels are substantially overhauled with far superior graphics, new gameplay elements here and there, and seem to have been done in a way that perfectly balances the charm and feel of their original incarnations with creating a new enough experience that you'll probably never complain about them being "rehashes".

This is my main concern. In MKW, the new courses took full advantage of the new gameplay elements and the Wii's power, and consequently had some ambitious layouts. From what I have played of MK8, the tracks are even more insane. Though I like the retro courses, they did not compare to the new ones. If they add new game elements, this would definitely help to alleviate some of my concerns. I likely will not get a Wii U until a new Metroid is released, though MK8 is now a high priority for when I do.
There's way too many games out and coming out for the Wii U to hold out for a Metroid game man. Way too many.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on August 28, 2014, 09:03:55 AM
There's way too many games out and coming out for the Wii U to hold out for a Metroid game man. Way too many.

I have been mostly playing 7th gen games I had missed, and thus have not been paying all that much attention to new ones. I presume that you are talking about first party games? I will look into it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on August 28, 2014, 09:07:16 AM
First party and third party a like. There's some good shit out on the Wii U, and coming out in the near to semi distant future.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on August 28, 2014, 02:53:42 PM
This video has circled around quite a bit. It shows some awesome potential about the Oculs Rift.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RehCTRrWM0

For me though as awesome as this is i'm a bit annoyed that people suddenly goes berzek because a video goes popular and suddenly everyones blown away by the OR. Stuff like this is what I expected from the OR beforehand and what got me so excited for the future of VR. It just seems like people are very eager to point out and complain about the limitations of a product but when something goes viral it's all glory and amazing.  :-\
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on August 28, 2014, 03:15:46 PM
I just watched some gameplay of the MK8 Lightning Cup, and, well, you guys were definitely correct. Tick Tock Clock in particular looks nothing like its NDS counterpart; all four courses (with the possible exception of the 3DS one, as I never played MK7) are greatly upgraded visually. There are enough subtle differences in the track layouts to make them feel new again. From my first impressions, MK8 does not suffer from the retro course issue I had with MKW.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: OpenYourEyes311 on August 29, 2014, 06:40:10 AM
I have played all the Mario Karts other than MK7, and MK8 is easily the best one so far. Lots of unlockables, and the fact that they're gonna add DLC to it?? Fantastic! Anyone on the fence about getting it, if you've played ANY of the old ones and enjoyed yourself, you will not be disappointed with MK8!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on August 29, 2014, 07:05:12 AM
(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/d5/d5d3315ef546d6dbde46c9fabad3722e865870880d8c7f9db9c402c6a75723f1.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Full Speed on August 29, 2014, 07:41:22 AM
Yeah most of the other Mario Kart games I would play enough to maybe unlock all the characters, but MK8 is so good I've been playing it since it came out and I'm still coming back for more. Definitely the best in the series.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 29, 2014, 10:57:55 AM
FUUUUUUUUUCKING HELL YES!

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/08/29-1/nintendo-announces-new-more-powerful-3ds (http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/08/29-1/nintendo-announces-new-more-powerful-3ds)

If anyone is wondering why I linked to an anime site, it's because they're better journalists than most gaming sites and have more information on there than IGN, which is apparently run by toddlers.

Anyway, this is fucking incredible. I was literally just thinking about getting a new 3DS since mine has seen some wear and tear and I'm a total OCD-esque freak when it comes to keeping my precious tech in near mint condition (granted, wear and tear for me is a few blemishes). This is an amazing opportunity for me since I absolutely loved what I played of Xenoblade, but don't own a Wii (er..along with having the time to hunt a copy down now). The analog-nub looked very odd at first but I can see it's worth in being tiny and kind of as functioning C-nub, as someone put it. Awesome for Smash, RE: Revelations, and Monster Hunter 4 (which is awesome as well cause this game is gonna be the tits). This is fantastic, I really can't wait for this thing to release in the US!!!

Ed: Interesting...a lot of backlash over the exclusivity of certain games for the new model, one being Xenoblade. It doesn't affect me but it does sour me a bit. I love that most people I see bitching in comment sections (the ones I know anyway) are the same ones that support console exclusivity. Fools. I suppose Nintendo is no less greedy than any other company when it comes down to it. Either way this is awesome news. I also love the face-plates (GBMICRO days!). I think a lot of people are ignorant of the fact that this game will not work on a normal 3DS... There's not nearly enough RAM (lo-and-behold, a new feature), and the fact that you'd have to run around with the analog stick while moving the D-pad around to change the camera (like MH3U) would be very annoying. I see it as Ninty creating a new system for this very beloved game (and adding a new style of play to others), and hey, now they can release even more higher powered games (ummm...Metroid Prime please) that simply wouldn't even be possible on the normal 3DS. Want to play it? Buy it! If not...then keep bitching and maybe a fairy will feel sorry for you and leave a New3DS for you (LITTLE JIMMY ON IGN). People seem to be under the impression that they're just not releasing it on the 3DS.  :lol People and their assumptions... Cause Nintendo rolling out a new modified system is completely new AND they just want to piss of fans. I'm sure they'd love it if this game could run on older models; more money for them.

Man, it's gonna make Monster Hunter playing SO MUCH FRIGGIN' BETTER! I love MH3Ultimate but it's a pain to change the camera; I'm gonna be spoiled now, not having to contort my hands so I can still run around while moving the camera with the D-pad.  :lol Less skill, more laid back; I'm down. Ohhh boy oh boy oh boy my wallet is gonna get raped this holiday season and into next year and is gonna LOVE IT. Awesome retro coloring on the normal 3DS model, though I'll be getting the XL. (still kinda visible)

(http://i.imgur.com/Xc3YViP.png)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on August 29, 2014, 12:05:29 PM
Kind of put off by having to shuck out another $150 some if I want to keep up with their handhelds, but it's not that much although I probably won't be able to trade my current 3ds in seeing it's got a crack on it's shell which I honestly have no clue how it got there because I've never dropped it :C

That's one thing that Nintendo does that mildly annoys me, but it's easy to get over.


anyways more importantly  :laugh: SHULK FROM XENOBLADE IS IN BABES.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 29, 2014, 12:30:03 PM
I read a comment that I think puts the nay-sayers comments in perspective of how ludicrous they really are:

Quote
Are you guys all still really angry that you cant play your N3DS games on your original NDS?

 :rollin It's an extreme example but I think that pretty much sums it up. It's an upgrade just as any other system is; it's just in the same generation and family of other 3DS systems so somehow that's...really breaking people's brains apparently and they'd just rather not have any of this at all.

anyways more importantly  :laugh: SHULK FROM XENOBLADE IS IN BABES.

HELLZ YES! I forgot to mention that. Awesome news, absolutely boner-inducing. I didn't even play that much of Xeno and I already know he'll be the first I play as when I get my hands on Smash. It's gonna be super cool to kick some arse in Smash one second, then go back to playing the actual Xenoblade all on the same system. AHHHHH!! I just felt my inner child coming back to life.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on August 29, 2014, 02:07:56 PM
Damn it Tio, now I have to double my Thanksgiving Weekend budget.  :biggrin:

Edit: or not. It likely will not be available for a while afterwords.   :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on August 29, 2014, 02:13:52 PM
Elders react to trying Oculus Rift.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hZ8Xj_I3aNU?enablejsapi=1&autohide=1&showinfo=0
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Scorpion on August 29, 2014, 03:31:24 PM
I won 2048 today for the first time. I now feel a slightly more accomplished human being.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on August 29, 2014, 03:55:50 PM
So, a new, better, 3DS that will have its own games?

I really think it's too soon to make another handheld. When was the original 3DS released? 3 years ago.

Compare with the PS3 (2006), which was released 6 years after the PS2 (2000).

It just feels too soon.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Buddyhunter1 on August 29, 2014, 04:10:13 PM
It's not an entirely new handheld, it's essentially what the DSi was to the original DS.

Sure, I don't think there were any games that could only be played on the DSi, but I doubt there will be too many for the new 3DS either.

Anyways, this might make me finally get a 3DS. I need me some Monster Hunter 4.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Obfuscation on August 29, 2014, 07:54:44 PM
Add me in the tally of excited people for the new 3DS. Haven't bought a 3DS but was close a couple of weeks ago on buying the 3DS XL but am so glad I didn't now. Can't wait to get my hands on this one and the games coming out on it which have me really excited and glad to be getting a Nintendo system again.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 29, 2014, 09:46:57 PM
Rand - Definitely. It will be after 2015 hits, that's about all that's been confirmed for territories outside of Japan though. Japan gets it October 11th. ARRRGHHH! THE HOMELAND!! I SO JELLY!

Buddy - Hellz yes, please do get MH4!! I'm gonna need all the buddies I can get because hardly any of my friends play handhelds anymore. It's going to be so much more fun with the new RAM (MH3's FPS isn't the best on the current set-up, and I have an XL), the new analog-nub and a hell of a lot more battery life. Xenoblades and MH4 are gonna be my most played games next year for sure.

AHHHH I SO EXCITE! This couldn't have come at a more perfect time for me; I was literally going to go out tomorrow and get a new XL. But yeah I do wish we were getting it a bit earlier. Actually...no, I don't. I'm gonna be so broke this holiday season that it'd just be the death of my financials if it came before end-of-year. I WILL go without food or showers if I want a system badly enough, god damn it!  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Buddyhunter1 on August 29, 2014, 10:59:33 PM
Buddy - Hellz yes, please do get MH4!! I'm gonna need all the buddies I can get because hardly any of my friends play handhelds anymore. It's going to be so much more fun with the new RAM (MH3's FPS isn't the best on the current set-up, and I have an XL), the new analog-nub and a hell of a lot more battery life. Xenoblades and MH4 are gonna be my most played games next year for sure.

Hahaha, sure. :) Do you play MH3:U for the Wii U as well?

And I hope you enjoy Xenoblade. I got it for the Wii about a year ago, and while it can be a bit tedious at times, overall it's an amazing game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 29, 2014, 11:08:21 PM
Sadly the only 'console' I own is a 3DS. I'm mostly a PC gamer these days. But hopefully I'll be inspired to buy a system sometime soon.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on August 29, 2014, 11:32:06 PM
Not sure how to feel about the "new" 3DS. Excited, but also irritated?  :lol

And I'll say it, I think Xenoblade Chronicles was the best game on the Wii. The story's pretty average as far as RPGs go, but the twists are really good. And the game does epic moments really well. The main draw of the game for me, though, was the beautiful areas you explored. And the interface is so streamlined and convenient to use, it actually made completing sidequests in other games seem way more tedious.

I was the only one of my friends who was excited about Shulk's inclusion in Smash Bros. 4, because I'm the only one of us who actually knows what game he came from.

And the news that the sequels environments will be five times as big? I bonered hard.  ;D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on August 30, 2014, 12:09:28 AM
I'm excited for the "new 3ds" but also annoyed.
I got lucky with how early I purchased mine, but it's kind of a dick slap to the face of those who got their 3ds's more recently, I totally get that and agree. It's a complete dick slap to the face but I will gladly buy it because fuck mang, it's nintendo and it will be worth it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on August 30, 2014, 12:13:08 AM
It's kind of like the second dick slap for me. I avoided being an early adopter when the system first came out because I expected an XL version like they did with the original DS. And I waited. And waited. And I finally broke and got the thing. The 3DS XL was announced the next week.  :lol And I bought that. Aaaaaaaand here we go again...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on August 30, 2014, 10:00:20 AM
After thinking this through a bit more, I realize that I am torn on the issue of the new 3DS. The only 3DS games I am interested in are Pokemon titles, both those already released and forthcoming. Based on my prior experience with the series, a single Pokemon game sucks up so much time that it justifies the price of three or four systems. In addition, the games exclusive to the new 3DS (Xenoblade, for example) are titles that I would rather play on a console than a handheld. Add to this that I can find a used 3DS XL for a much lower price than the new 3DS (a quick search on ebay reveals numerous systems in good condition for under $100), this seems like an easy decision. I already plan on buying a Wii U this holiday season, so adding a new handheld on top of that will be a bit too much. Not money wise, but in terms of time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 30, 2014, 10:21:08 AM
Go for it! Just keep in mind that there are certainly more titles on the way that will be exclusive to the New3DS. Who knows how many or at what intervals they'll be released but I highly doubt Ninty made a system with more RAM and power capabilities for one game, as beloved as the game may be. If you're cool with that, then hellz yeah, get to catchin' those monsters! I agree, I'm perfectly happy with my 3DSXL (even though I'm definitely upgrading) and I've got about 160 hours on my Pokemon X game. I've never had that amount of hours in any game, even in the past (scratch that, SOCOM 2 I think I had 200+). Suffice it to say, it's worth it if you're a big Pokemon fan like myself; and with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire coming out in November, it's a great time to get started on that X/Y file and then move right on to Ruby/Sapphire! Not to mention trading Pokemon between games is easier than ever these days. It's great, Ninty has pretty damn close to perfecting the "Pokemon world" feeling. It's funny, that's even transitioned into the real world. Tournaments are friggin' awesome these days.

I digress. DO IT!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: jingle.boy on August 31, 2014, 06:09:19 AM
In case you missed it in the post-your-pic thread, life-sized Arkham Knight Batmobile was at Fan Expo here in Toronto.  Holy fucking hell, this might have been the highlight of the day.

(http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww265/jingle-boy/DTF%20items/A7D5DC05-D6E2-42A4-81DE-F665A3FA4C8D_zpslinsgazx.jpg)

(http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww265/jingle-boy/DTF%20items/3248E89E-EB48-4C84-B91D-CF9EC8413EF6_zpspxypngy3.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on August 31, 2014, 06:53:56 AM
DAYUUUMM that's the most warfare capable batmobile I've seen. That's awesome. This game has a lot to live up to.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 01, 2014, 12:27:10 PM
So, Persona 5 is coming to PS3 and PS4 now. Good news for the people that sold off their 3's for a 4.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on September 01, 2014, 12:44:25 PM
Ok I just started " Infamous - Second Son " - and I gotta say the voice acting is pretty darn good.

Especially if you compare it to the original Resident Evil on PS1 :lol


" Stop ! Don't. Open that Door? "

" But Chris is...........?"

" Wow ! What A Mansion..."

" I hope this is not CHRIS is blood ! "
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 01, 2014, 01:46:04 PM
What do Infamous and RE1 have to do with one another? Just wondering if there's the same team or voice actors, or if it's just a random comparison. Cause...everything sounds better in comparison to RE1. It's really not saying much at all. Just sayin', if the point was to say SS has good voice acting...  :lol

So, Persona 5 is coming to PS3 and PS4 now. Good news for the people that sold off their 3's for a 4.

This is pretty awesome, and one more bit of motivation for me to get a PS4, though this still isn't nearly enough to justify it...that's about, three or four games I'd wanna play thus far.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Rattlehead on September 01, 2014, 02:00:31 PM
Ok I just started " Infamous - Second Son " - and I gotta say the voice acting is pretty darn good.

Especially if you compare it to the original Resident Evil on PS1 :lol


" Stop ! Don't. Open that Door? "

" But Chris is...........?"

" Wow ! What A Mansion..."

" I hope this is not CHRIS is blood ! "

"You were almost a Jill sandwich!"  :rollin
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on September 01, 2014, 02:22:55 PM
 :rollin  That game is amazing.

" it was a ...uge....nake "

:lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 02, 2014, 05:35:21 PM
So, Persona 5 is coming to PS3 and PS4 now. Good news for the people that sold off their 3's for a 4.

This is pretty awesome, and one more bit of motivation for me to get a PS4, though this still isn't nearly enough to justify it...that's about, three or four games I'd wanna play thus far.
Looks like Disgaea 5 is going to be a PS4 exclusive if you're into that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on September 08, 2014, 03:00:53 AM
I thought this was kinda fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnoIUyCp3dk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnoIUyCp3dk) Young people playing Mike Tyson's Punchout.

Also, being a retro gamer, I just ordered a whole bunch of PS2 games. I found an online swedish shop that sells them for 3.50-7 dollar each. I got overly excited and ordered 20 games.  :lol Here they are:

Prince Of Persia The Sands of Time
Getaway
SSX On Tour
Hitman Blood Money
Mark Of Kri
Oni
Devil May Cry
Micro Machines
Summoner 2
Primal
Resident Evil Code Veronica X
Kill Switch
Jak 3
God Of War
Resident Evil 4
Shadow Hearts
Final Fantasy XII
Lord of the Rings: War of the North
Sagan om Konungens Återkomst (Lord of the rings: Return of the king. That copy had a swedish title for some reason.)
Harry Potter

A good collection of both well-known games and some hidden gems. :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 08, 2014, 03:09:56 AM
Forza 5 is a fuck ton of fun
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Scorpion on September 08, 2014, 03:12:47 AM
Which Harry Potter is that?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 08, 2014, 03:32:53 AM
Which Harry Potter is that?
I'll have you know I played the Harry Potter Quiddint ch World Cup game tonight  :P
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on September 08, 2014, 03:43:21 AM
Which Harry Potter is that?
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. :) I have no idea how these Harry Potter games are, so it's gonna be fun finding out.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on September 08, 2014, 03:48:08 AM
Also, being a retro gamer, I just ordered a whole bunch of PS2 games.

If you were really a retro gamer, you wouldn't have said "retro" and "PS2" in the same sentence. :lol

But for that price, how could you resist? :hat Most of the games I'm interested in are the ones that hold their price, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 08, 2014, 03:49:56 AM
Which Harry Potter is that?
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. :) I have no idea how these Harry Potter games are, so it's gonna be fun finding out.
Ah so this is directed at you.
Chamber of Secrets is great by the way.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on September 08, 2014, 03:56:57 AM
Also, being a retro gamer, I just ordered a whole bunch of PS2 games.

If you were really a retro gamer, you wouldn't have said "retro" and "PS2" in the same sentence. :lol

But for that price, how could you resist? :hat Most of the games I'm interested in are the ones that hold their price, unfortunately.
Fair enough, I know there's arguments over what is retro and what is not. :lol Maybe I should call myself a game collector instead?

EDIT: Just found out there's a PS2 title called Beat Down - Fists of Vengeance. How could it NOT be awesome with a title like that? :eek
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 08, 2014, 04:06:56 AM
Well, Dragonforce did put out an album called Ultra Beatdown so let's not just run around the county fair throwin blue ribbons at everyone we see.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Scorpion on September 08, 2014, 04:11:42 AM
Chamber of Secrets is so goddamn amazing. One of my favourite games ever.

One tip in the game: later on in the game, you'll be collecting Wizard's Cards. You'll find them in the castle, and there's also students selling them. DON'T BUY THEM FROM THE STUDENTS. You can find every card there is in the game, and if you buy one, it just removes it from a place where you could have found it later. If you made it through the game and didn't find all of them, you can still buy the missing ones at the end.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 08, 2014, 04:13:38 AM
Chamber of Secrets is so goddamn amazing. One of my favourite games ever.

One tip in the game: later on in the game, you'll be collecting Wizard's Cards. You'll find them in the castle, and there's also students selling them. DON'T BUY THEM FROM THE STUDENTS. You can find every card there is in the game, and if you buy one, it just removes it from a place where you could have found it later. If you made it through the game it didn't find all of them, you can still buy the missing ones at the end.
This.

Ya know, I really wish they would re amp the quidditch world cup game for the current consoles and would pt the same depth into it as any of their other sports games. Tottally unrealistic I know but it would  be amazing
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Scorpion on September 08, 2014, 03:29:15 PM
Currently replaying Tomb Raider III. I had forgotten a) how much fun this is and b) how fucking hard some of these levels are. None of the newer day Tomb Raider games, as much as I love them, even approached this difficulty.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on September 08, 2014, 03:40:04 PM
Anybody NOT buying Destiny? :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 08, 2014, 03:44:18 PM
Me. But not because I don't want to.  :'(

*Holds up broken, tattered sign of petition for PC release*
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on September 08, 2014, 03:47:53 PM
No PS4, plus I'm saving my money for Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 08, 2014, 03:55:16 PM
I badly want a white PS4 but Destiny would just be part of the package for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 08, 2014, 03:56:16 PM
Cain't wait to get it tomorrow, but I won't have much time to play until later in the night due to class tomorrow.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on September 08, 2014, 04:02:41 PM
No PS4, plus I'm saving my money for Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U.
It's coming out on 360/PS3 too.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on September 08, 2014, 06:19:54 PM
I'm not playing/buying destiny because I'm not the biggest fan of first person shooters.  :P TF2 is where it's at in that regard.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 08, 2014, 06:22:58 PM
I'm not the biggest fan either, especially these days when the gaming market is saturated as shit with 'em and most aren't up my ally, or I get a strong sense of (bad) deja vu constantly.

But it does look fun as hell to me. Everyone knows how much fun hell is.

I would like to randomly say I miss the fuckin' shit out of those feels I got when first playing Metroid Prime. I want another game like that, a game that I think perfectly encapsulated what the genre 'First Person Adventure' means; yeah, it's a first-person-shooter-esque game, but I really felt like I was behind the helmet and while mechanically it wasn't great, it was an awesome exposition of a first person shooter with immense depth. I feel like Destiny may have a similar feel in terms of what it aims to be, but I want that Metroid lore and the very particular vibe the series brings.

Still...Destiny would be a nice similar game to mull over. I'm pretty positive that Destiny will release for PC eventually. I was floored when I found out it wasn't releasing initially for the platform given it's exactly the type of game the PC does best.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on September 08, 2014, 06:55:39 PM
Anybody NOT buying Destiny? :lol
No Destiny here.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on September 08, 2014, 07:12:54 PM
Anybody NOT buying Destiny? :lol
No Destiny here.

No Destiny here either. Just doesn't do it for me, but hot damn do I want that white PS4
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: JayOctavarium on September 08, 2014, 07:39:04 PM
SIMS 4.


I'm playing SIMS for the first time. At first I was MEH


And then I got all in to it...


And then my SIM died.

It was depressing.

:sadpanda:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on September 08, 2014, 08:53:50 PM
1 hour till Destiny.

Next two days off.

LET'S DO THIS.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 08, 2014, 08:59:18 PM
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2009/351/2/7/Smiley_Shake_Fist_by_Mirz123.gif)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 08, 2014, 09:20:09 PM
In a bit of a pickle. Do I want to wait until tomorrow and get a hard copy, or do I just install it straight on to my Xbone?
I like having physical copies but I kind of want to play it like immediately lol.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 08, 2014, 09:22:03 PM
Tangibility is overrated.

Game for me, DC. Game for me so hard.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 08, 2014, 09:42:54 PM
Fuck dat shit. Wait it out Dyl pickle.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 08, 2014, 09:48:17 PM
aghhhhhh I don't know what to doooooo.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 08, 2014, 09:51:38 PM
Seriously dude. Why would you forfeit he ability to play your game at anyone's house who also owns a PS4 just over one day? Also, that game'll make great short term swap fodder with other friends who have a game you may wanna borrow.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 08, 2014, 09:54:14 PM
I'm literally the one out of pretty much 99% of my friends who has an Xbox One  :lol I have nobody to swap with, I just take my Xbone with me if I'm going to another friend's place.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 08, 2014, 09:56:10 PM
Dude. Bring dat shit over whenever we get a chance to hang in the future. I'm dying to play KI3 despite the reviews.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 08, 2014, 09:59:38 PM
4 shore, I suck at fighting games but would be so down, I love the original Killer Instinct.

I'm just going to wait until tomorrow to get Destiny though, for a few reasons:

1. I just really like having a physical copy of my games/music/movies. I guess I'm a bit of a clutter bug
2. It would take up a fuck ton of space on my drive, and having it on disc will help with that a little
3. I wouldn't really get to play it tonight anyways because I have class at 9 and will probably go to bed soon anyways
4. I can possibly trade in some games I'm not playing at gamestop and get it for a potentially cheaper price
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 08, 2014, 10:32:50 PM
Glad to hear it dude. I'm always leary about getting rid of old games just to get hosed on trade-indeals at retailers though. I definitely know of the lure of a fun brand new game but it seems like ten years from now they'll just end up being as old and ho hum as the multiple games you initially traded in for it in the first place so it's almost like perpetually making lateral moves while steadily shrinking your library.



Oh and...



HAPPY 19TH BIRTHDAY PLAYSTATION!!!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7xPf28IXkU
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 08, 2014, 10:33:47 PM
True enough, the only game I was thinking of trading in though was GTA V since it's getting rereleased in a little bit anyways heh.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 08, 2014, 10:38:53 PM
Motherfucker, you better get some serious value for that then. Like at least $30 if it's in near mint or better.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 08, 2014, 10:40:27 PM
They'll probably try offering like $10 or some bullshit like when I offered Modern Warfare when it was still relevant, and then the next week I went in and I saw my exact copy sitting on the shelf for like $45.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 08, 2014, 10:41:44 PM
Then don't play their game. At least ebay it and see what comparable condition copies are going for since you'll obviously make more off a private buyer.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Obfuscation on September 09, 2014, 12:14:26 AM
I will tell you from experience to just wait and to get a physical copy. I myself always prefer physical version of media like this over digital ones. Cause the package comes in and all that stuff. Plus it being more flexible I guess you can say in what you can do with it. Say take somewhere else without having to take the whole console, lend it to someone or more like give it to someone and maybe never see it again, trade it in for something. Also avoiding stupid things like DRM and all that stupid digital rules crap that gets used sometimes.

All in all, physical copies of games I feel like are more worth getting that digital copies.

I'm still not sure if I will end up getting Destiny or not.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 09, 2014, 12:57:00 AM
I feel fate will decide for you.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on September 09, 2014, 06:30:36 AM
I would also check out selling it to amazon.  Thier buy back program is better than Gamestop, and getting amazon gift cards in return is worth so much more than Gamestop store credit.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: jingle.boy on September 09, 2014, 07:13:14 AM
PS4 will be brought to the jingle.house by Santa this year.  He'll undoubtedly bring Destiny, Watch Dogs, and The Last of Us.  Maybe even Shadow of Mordor.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 09, 2014, 07:25:03 AM
Honestly, I'd just get Shadows of Mordor as opposed to Watch Dogs, although I'm a sucker for anything Lord of the Rings. It does look like it will be one of the better entries released under the Lord of the Rings name though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on September 09, 2014, 07:59:46 AM
PS4 will be brought to the jingle.house by Santa this year.  He'll undoubtedly bring Destiny, Watch Dogs, and The Last of Us.  Maybe even Shadow of Mordor.

Ask him for GTA-V and Little Big Planet 3 as well!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 09, 2014, 08:06:01 AM
AND A PONY!!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 09, 2014, 05:04:08 PM
Oh my god I can't wait for this lab to get  over with, have an hour and a half left and I'm all done with everything. Got Destiny on our in between period today but took a nap watching netflix so I didn't get too wrapped up in before lab.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 09, 2014, 05:05:26 PM
I'm just here to say how much I love emulators. I'd much rather the real thing obviously, but my god is it awesome to be able to play foreign games that I wouldn't be able to play even if I owned the systems. I just started a game in Final Fantasy XII Zodiac International Version and it's friggin' awesome to relive the experience I had with one of my favorite RPGs (even if the latter-half was a bit lackluster) but with all these awesome improvements and extras.

It took me a while to get the emulator working optimally but with all the right plug-ins, filters, sound and graphics cards, I've got the emulator looking better than the original. That was my main issue with emulators is usually the gaming experience wasn't as good but with the set up I have now...it's officially better than the real thing considering I'd never be able to play games like these. Final Fantasy X International Version is next and I expect I'll have nostalgiagasm when I get to it. Woot woooooot!  :coolio :azn:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on September 09, 2014, 06:09:41 PM
I'm just here to say how much I love emulators.

That's why PC is the Master Race  :P
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 09, 2014, 07:30:42 PM
Pretty much. I've no doubt eventually, however long it'll be, I'll buy a console again but there's so many games I have yet to play (or awesome remastered/International versions that were painstakingly translated for me) and other nostalgic treks to make; I'm good for quite a while with both new PC games and some old ones to keep me entertained till my favorites come out. I'm just waiting on Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy XV and Persona 5 to push me over the edge to get a PS4. That said, it might be eons before I get one.  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 09, 2014, 08:54:22 PM
Destiny =  :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat :hat


One thing I really like is that like Dark Souls, pulling up the player menu/"pause menu" doesn't pause the game, if you're in a battle, be careful about that, I didn't realize it at first as I was changing the sensitivity of my controls and almost died  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on September 09, 2014, 09:31:20 PM
First day, level 14 in Destiny.

Played exactly 1 game of NHL 15.

Will try and rectify that tomorrow and start my usual fantasy draft Be a GM mode.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on September 09, 2014, 09:51:22 PM
Went to Target for the new Interpol album today, but I have to admit, that white PS4/Destiny bundle did look hella sexy. Still kind of hoping they put out a blue one down the road though. Not that the console color really matters, but the game cases are blue, they just put out a nice blue PS4 controller. It would look nice and uniform.

But yeah, the second I walked into the store, boom, little cardboard tower full of copies of Destiny. People showing up just for the game. I was like "oh yeah, that came out today." :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on September 09, 2014, 09:52:57 PM
Destiny is the bees knees, daddy-o!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 09, 2014, 09:53:06 PM
When I went to go get it at lunch time, and there was still a huge line for it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on September 09, 2014, 10:52:32 PM
I'm just here to say how much I love emulators.

That's why PC is the Master Race  :P

Have fun playing GTA V yet? Oh wait........
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on September 09, 2014, 11:18:43 PM
And Destiny. :P
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 09, 2014, 11:30:10 PM
(http://s24.postimg.org/qd1wg1hhg/TOLOLOLbaka.jpg)

Aw why you gotta go there bro? Eh, I'm cool with waiting a bit longer if it means having the highest quality, mods out the wazoo, and customization (provided they optimize it properly, and all indications point to yes this time around).

I am so mother effin' excited for Persona Q (http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/09/09/persona-q-shadow-of-the-labyrinth-persona-4-hero-trailer). My favorite characters in the series coming together for the first time on a Nintendo console, and it's the 3DS and taken in the vein of the awesomely retro Etrian Odyssey. Except they've beefed up the graphics big-time, and for any of the otaku out there, the chibi versions of the character fit oddly well with the already quirky series-meshing story it brings. It's gonna be some awesome demon-collecting, map-making, dungeon-crawling fun. Plus Meguro is back for the music so fuck yes to that, more awesome tracks mixed with nostalgic tracks from P3/4.

Not to mention Pokemon Alpha/Omega, Super Smash Bros. 3D, Fantasy Life.. I'm really hoping that Tales of Hearts R eventually gets released outside Japan soon.

That plus Alien Isolation, Shadow of Mordor, Borderlands Pre-Sequel, The Evil Within (hopefully it pans out), Lords Of The Fallen, and a few more I know I'm forgetting...this is gonna be the best holiday gaming season in a long while.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on September 10, 2014, 02:19:12 AM
I'm just here to say how much I love emulators. I'd much rather the real thing obviously, but my god is it awesome to be able to play foreign games that I wouldn't be able to play even if I owned the systems. I just started a game in Final Fantasy XII Zodiac International Version and it's friggin' awesome to relive the experience I had with one of my favorite RPGs (even if the latter-half was a bit lackluster) but with all these awesome improvements and extras.

It took me a while to get the emulator working optimally but with all the right plug-ins, filters, sound and graphics cards, I've got the emulator looking better than the original. That was my main issue with emulators is usually the gaming experience wasn't as good but with the set up I have now...it's officially better than the real thing considering I'd never be able to play games like these. Final Fantasy X International Version is next and I expect I'll have nostalgiagasm when I get to it. Woot woooooot!  :coolio :azn:
Yes, emulators are awesome! All those Japanese RPG games that never got an international release, with fan-made translations... <3

Funny you should mention Final Fantasy XII, I picked it up a few days ago and started playing it and it is still just as awesome as I remember it being. And it has that FF feel, that I almost want to call retro-FF-feel, that is now all but gone from the series. For me, this was the last amazing FF.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 10, 2014, 02:23:42 AM
I agree, and even then I don't love it nearly as much as X or some of the others, but it's still up there for me. I just didn't enjoy the latter-half of the game as much as I'd hoped and it dragged a little. But overall still a wonderfully enjoyable FF and I still love the meshing of the amazingly customizable Gambit system along with the integration of player control across all characters. It was so fluid and smooth with the automated commands but still very much kept you on your toes, especially with tougher and more enemies at once. I love it!

I'm enjoying the Zodiac system but it is odd not being able to just max out my characters with everything. That made the game so very easy.  :lol Definitely think this way should have been the main, original version.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on September 10, 2014, 02:25:54 AM
I agree, and even then I don't love it nearly as much as X or some of the others, but it's still up there for me. I just didn't enjoy the latter-half of the game as much as I'd hoped and it dragged a little. But overall still a wonderfully enjoyable FF and I still love the meshing of the amazingly customizable Gambit system along with the integration of player control across all characters. It was so fluid and smooth with the automated commands but still very much kept you on your toes, especially with tougher and more enemies at once. I love it!

I'm enjoying the Zodiac system but it is odd not being able to just max out my characters with everything. That made the game so very easy.  :lol Definitely think this way should have been the main, original version.
Yeah, the battle system actually made grinding SO much less of a choir for me.
Remind me again: what's the difference with the Zodiac system compared to the original? Is it that the characters have predetermined paths on the license board or did I get that wrong?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 10, 2014, 02:32:42 AM
There's a lot of bonus enemies, bosses, dungeons, even some story elements, but the main difference in the Lisence board is that there's actual jobs you pick before you initially open up a character's license board. There's 12 different jobs (all based around the Zodiac, naturally), and each board is completely individual and singular this time around; they're also permenant, once you pick a job, that's it for the game. It obviously sounds limiting at first, but the way it's set up almost feels like it's how it should have been, every character isn't so completely free that you can basically have a team of gods. It's pretty in depth and I'm enjoying it a lot more even if it is a bit more difficult and you have to plan a lot better.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 10, 2014, 07:08:03 AM
OMFG DESTINY
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on September 10, 2014, 08:32:21 AM
YOU CAN USE A SWORD IN DESTINY!!!!!

Granted it was for only a mission but OMFGSBSJUH@HEI!!I@JBN
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on September 10, 2014, 09:54:46 AM
I'm just here to say how much I love emulators.

That's why PC is the Master Race  :P

Have fun playing GTA V yet? Oh wait........

Pf, i couldn't care less about GTA V... Not looking down at the game but, i hardly would buy one of the latest consoles just to play it (and it's coming to PC anyway).
Some exclusives that would make me think twice would be Metal Gear Solid 4, Xenoblade Chronicles, the Uncharted series, Last of Us and some others.
Ah, i'm glad that MGS V is coming to PC though, that was great news  :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on September 10, 2014, 11:19:32 AM
Fuck you, Phogoth!!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on September 10, 2014, 09:13:40 PM
Just finished Ocarina of Time. Can now safely say that I prefer Majora's Mask between the two. More user-friendly and less tedious on top of having a better storyline and the awesome masks.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on September 10, 2014, 09:36:35 PM
Well, would be level 20 by now, but I ended up sleeping till almost noon due to the 2 hour power nap I had between 7am Monday and 2am yoday (Wednesday). As is my Warlock has just crested level 19.

Right now my regular CoD Clan is keeping me busy, but Dimi, I certainly hope to play with you in the coming weeks. And TOX, feel free to add me, Rush3737. Same goes for any others who want to get some games in down the line.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on September 10, 2014, 10:00:45 PM
Well, would be level 20 by now, but I ended up sleeping till almost noon due to the 2 hour power nap I had between 7am Monday and 2am yoday (Wednesday). As is my Warlock has just crested level 19.

Right now my regular CoD Clan is keeping me busy, but Dimi, I certainly hope to play with you in the coming weeks. And TOX, feel free to add me, Rush3737. Same goes for any others who want to get some games in down the line.
Yeah man, sure! I'll probably create a new character soon since I wanna try out the Warlock, I'm currently a level 17 Titan.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on September 10, 2014, 11:58:29 PM
And boom goes the dynamite. Should have gone to bed an hour and a half ago, but instead I'm the first in the clan to get to level 20.

And the final points happened to come from FINALLY seeing a public event, in which we got gold, so only need two more of those for that bounty.

Spent over 2k of glimmer, nearly all I had left, only getting a new color for my robes since the color they gave out for getting to level 20 was purple. Stupid waste of money, but if I'm not going to be a bitch ass looking level 20! I'm swag bitch!

I apologize for those last two sentences.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on September 11, 2014, 06:20:02 AM
Apology accepted.

I am really starting to consider buying an xbox1 now.  I was going to wait until November/December for a Christmas bundle (and Halo), but I dont know, Destiny is tempting me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 11, 2014, 07:09:44 AM
Apology accepted.

I am really starting to consider buying an xbox1 now.  I was going to wait until November/December for a Christmas bundle (and Halo), but I dont know, Destiny is tempting me.
If you get one let me know! We could play together!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on September 11, 2014, 07:12:10 AM
Apology accepted.

I am really starting to consider buying an xbox1 now.  I was going to wait until November/December for a Christmas bundle (and Halo), but I dont know, Destiny is tempting me.

You should consider a PS4 instead.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on September 11, 2014, 07:18:31 AM
Apology accepted.

I am really starting to consider buying an xbox1 now.  I was going to wait until November/December for a Christmas bundle (and Halo), but I dont know, Destiny is tempting me.

You should consider a PS4 instead.

Nah, if I want the good graphics, my PC is better than both.  Id want the xbox1 for the home theater type of use as well.  It will add a lot more versatility to my man cave.  Plus, historically, Ive enjoyed the xbox exclusives (like Halo) over PS exclusives.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 11, 2014, 07:21:46 AM
Titanfall is pretty fantastic as well  ;D
*and the graphics aren't lacking one bit if you ask me*

I wish every time I saw somebody talk about getting an Xbox One, it wasn't followed by people saying "Bruh just get a PS4". We get it, for reasons that are your own, the PS4 is superior, neat, some people would rather get an Xbox One, and they have their reasons sooooooooo eyeh. *minor annoyance because I literally see it anytime an Xbox One is mentioned anywhere on the internet*
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on September 11, 2014, 07:34:34 AM
I have Titanfall for the PC which I enjoy.

Everyone has their preferences and their reasons for those preferences.  I stated mine for wanting an XBOX1.  I dont care about performance.  I have a GTX 770 and that baby plays all my PC games at the highest settings perfectly.  If I want a game for graphics, thats where I am playing it. 

I honestly am just a big Halo fan and when I read about the Masterchief collection and how the multiplayer will be for that, I creamed.  Now with Destiny, its just another reason to get a console.  I have the money, just not sure I want to spend it just yet.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on September 11, 2014, 07:53:52 AM
Titanfall is pretty fantastic as well  ;D
*and the graphics aren't lacking one bit if you ask me*

I wish every time I saw somebody talk about getting an Xbox One, it wasn't followed by people saying "Bruh just get a PS4". We get it, for reasons that are your own, the PS4 is superior, neat, some people would rather get an Xbox One, and they have their reasons sooooooooo eyeh. *minor annoyance because I literally see it anytime an Xbox One is mentioned anywhere on the internet*

Well, if you buy PS4, you can play games with me. That should be the only reason you need.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 11, 2014, 07:55:29 AM
Well if you get an xbox one you can play games with me  :-*

I do plan on getting PS4 down the road, can't for quite a awhile, but I'd like to have all 3 of the "next-gen" consoles.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on September 11, 2014, 11:28:34 AM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/20/the-top-25-xbox-360-games-4 (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/20/the-top-25-xbox-360-games-4)

A top 25 that I actually cant complain about.  Now opinions are the basis for this so obviously my order woulld be different, but they seem to have made a solid top 25.  I think putting the Orange Box so high is what made me happy.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on September 12, 2014, 06:12:50 AM
I can complain about one thing: Where's Alan Wake?!?!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on September 12, 2014, 06:13:29 AM
I can complain about one thing: Where's Alan Wake?!?!

Forgot about that since I played it on PC...but yea thats a great game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Obfuscation on September 12, 2014, 12:10:33 PM
Well talking about consoles, I currently have the PS4 but am looking at getting the Xbox One before the end of this year, probably around November.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on September 13, 2014, 12:03:51 AM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/20/the-top-25-xbox-360-games-4 (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/20/the-top-25-xbox-360-games-4)

A top 25 that I actually cant complain about.  Now opinions are the basis for this so obviously my order woulld be different, but they seem to have made a solid top 25.  I think putting the Orange Box so high is what made me happy.

Good list but lacking some games like Tales of Vesperia, Dark Souls, Borderlands 2, AC2 and others. They all could have been there in place of Fez, Limbo, Mark of the Ninja.
Also, Asylum and Oblivion are praised nearly equally as City and Skyrim. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on September 13, 2014, 12:14:25 PM
The most damning thing about that list is that there really aren't any exclusives anymore. Probably 80% of that list is multi-platform games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Parama on September 14, 2014, 12:13:29 AM
I consider that a positive, since exclusives are kind of pointless; heck, console wars are kind of pointless. The Wii U is the only of the three systems with technology to base a game around so exclusives make sense there (also because Nintendo) but on the PS4 and the Xbox One (and the PS3/360 as well really) there's so little difference that it's basically an exclusive solely to get people to buy the console in the first place.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 14, 2014, 02:29:04 PM
^ Logic right there. One love.

I'm going back to Shin Megami Tensei IV and getting all the badass god-tier demons. I miss this series and I cannot wait for Persona Q, Persona 5, and hopefully the next main entry MegaTen in the next few years. I'd love to have it on the 3DS, or even better the New3DS and really have a full-scale 3D game. SMTIV is amazing but I was a little disappointing in the fact that the demons can't really be fully viewed unless you've just fused one, and even then it's a tiny sprite. I'd love to see these mofos in full 3D, and with the New3DS that can definitely happen; it'd also be nice to have the use of the analog-nub for easier camera movement, though that's hardly a shining feature, it'd still be nice to have. I'm mainly excited for that extra push of RAM; makes a huge difference.

On another note, this (http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/09/14-1/video-grand-theft-auto-v-shows-off-its-current-gen-style) shows the awesomeness that is the true GTAV and officially got me excited for the PC version.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 14, 2014, 03:24:10 PM
I'm going back to Shin Megami Tensei IV and getting all the badass god-tier demons. I miss this series and I cannot wait for Persona Q, Persona 5, and hopefully the next main entry MegaTen in the next few years. I'd love to have it on the 3DS, or even better the New3DS and really have a full-scale 3D game. SMTIV is amazing but I was a little disappointing in the fact that the demons can't really be fully viewed unless you've just fused one, and even then it's a tiny sprite. I'd love to see these mofos in full 3D, and with the New3DS that can definitely happen; it'd also be nice to have the use of the analog-nub for easier camera movement, though that's hardly a shining feature, it'd still be nice to have. I'm mainly excited for that extra push of RAM; makes a huge difference.
I really need to do my neutral ending run of SMTIV. That game is so awesome. I was going to try to finish Nocturne for the umpteenth time, but I lost motivation again.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 14, 2014, 04:02:23 PM
You'll probably wanna nut punch me when I say this but somehow...without the use of a single guide (I got the collector's edition and didn't even use the lil mini-guide that came with it), I got the Neutral ending on my first try. I have no idea how that happened considering I usually make choices on what I myself would do and I'm obviously a heartless, soulless demon; I was POSITIVE I'd get the bad ending. The fuck, MegaTen!? I suppose it IS about demons... :rollin Now that I'm using a guide for demons fusing, it's an 8% chance on the Neutral ending, I found out (blind-run, obviously); so that pretty much had me flabbergasted.

It's officially my favorite SMT thus far; and I'm with ya on Nocturne. I ALWAYS get so far and then in the last push of the game, I just kinda lose steam and teeter out with a badass team that I know I'd annihilate the bosses with anyway so I'm just kinda like 'eh'. Still one of my favorite RPGs but it's aged a bit since it's release. But SMTIV's last arc is so amazing that I could play this a million times over. This is only my second play through, and unless you're some kind of demonic master, pretty much the only way you can get most of the god-tier demons is multiple plays. I love the system they've set up though, and it's pretty much perfect, I think. I can't wait to see what they do next, and I'd love to see a more techno-steam-punk-ish version. Something like Tron with demons... I dunno, I just have this vision of a techno-based SMT world and it gets me super sudowoodo.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 14, 2014, 04:30:39 PM
Ever play Soul Hackers? Sounds like exactly what you're dreaming of. I'm dying to get the neutral ending. I got Chaos the first time through and everything I've heard is that all the other endings suck.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 14, 2014, 05:00:29 PM
Indeed, and I do love the vibe of the game but it was a bit too old school for me. Well, I should say for my vision; I loved the game and it was great to tide me over till SMTIV, but given that it was a remake and fairly old fashioned, it wasn't as I hoped it'd be (granted, of a game that never came to the US, but given my geek infused life, of course I had briefly played the Japanese version as a kid (with the help of my fluent cousin)).  :P But yeah it was a great start to what I'm thinking, but not exactly executed as I'm picturing. I'd love for them to move more into the realm of a true 3D environment ala Nocturne but updated; and with the style of Soul Hackers but not as old fashioned...that would be a dream come true.

I think Persona 5 is gonna have me giddy enough for a while though. Hell, for as much as I've played SMTIV (90 hours and counting), I still have a bit to do and am still having fun with it. I'm also just now realizing that there's DLC for this game, which is both awesome and saddening. In the past, these demons would've been in the game without a hitch...now I've gotta get them through DLC. Luckily they might as well be free, they're so cheap; and that is awesome. But it pains me to know that this stuff would have without a single doubt been in the game anyway if DLC had a stigma instead of being the next big thing that it's become, but it's so rampant these days that..."why not"? I'm not complaining, it's awesome to get some amazingly cool demons, but being the aging gamer, there will always be the kid in me that says "MAN, THAT STUFF IS POOP"!

I suppose that's the double edged sword of growing up...lose your innocence...gain more macca to spend on useless shit.  :lol ...  :'(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 14, 2014, 05:15:00 PM
Everything I've heard has been telling me the DLC isn't worth it like at all. I thought it was all just difficulty hacks and extra macca.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 14, 2014, 07:44:56 PM
I think many of the naysayers are the morons who act like the DLC ammunition for exp/macca/app points ruin the game as if you're forced into buying them. No shit they're gonna ruin the game if you get them early on.  :lol I beat the game and then got them so I didn't have to spend hundreds of hours fusing demons to get the ones I want with the attributes/skills I want; if used correctly it's awesome and provides a way to experience aspects of the game (mainly demon masturbation) to those who normally wouldn't ever have the time. Other than that it's nothing but awesome extra demons.

There's a bit more, and it's cheap as hell. I mean, I'm a complete SMT addict so I have those as well and they're AWESOME if you need to fuse demons to get the awesome demons, but they also have demon packs that allow you to get the awesomely awesome demons that are on the cover (the so-called 'god-tier' even though they're...all gods) and more. They have a couple other special demons (one is called the Ancient Of Days and is fucking bonerrific). There's also the 'real/ultimate final boss'. Which is...insane. I've fought him eight times and I've lost every time. Keep in mind most of my doods are maxed out. It's brutal. Obviously if you defeat all these extra bosses you'll be able to fuse the demons. There's also equipments packs (look like a demon yourself). There are 11 insanely badass DLC demons in all (including the extra ones you get with equipment and macca/app points/exp packs); it's nothing amazing if you're not too hardcore of an SMT fan, but for the insane people like me it's amazingly cool to have a team consisting of the cover-art gods and more.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on September 15, 2014, 08:07:33 AM
All right, I'm getting myself a GameCube. I'm buying it mainly so I can play Game Boy Advance games on it, but I might as well get some some good exclusives. The Metroid games are a given, I love the 2D ones and have always been curious of the Prime series. Anything else? :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 15, 2014, 08:52:33 AM
So i've been playing 7 days to die with a couple of friends, at first I was not very impressed. Having played Day Z and Breaking Point for Arma 3 and a bunch of other zombie games the genre was a bit watered down (I still love Breaking Point though, much more than Day Z at the moment). Found the graphics to be a bit blend and everything felt a bit sluggish but once we got hold of the game mechanics and started gather material for building a house foundation man the game took a huge lift. Surprised how satisfying it is to build a house together with friends and designing and decorate rooms and floors. Never thought I would do that in a zombie survival sandbox.  :lol
It's a mix between Minecraft, Rust and Day Z but to be honest it's kind of it's own thing. The crafting and resources part of the game is pretty damn comprehensive and it's still only alpha.
Really enjoying it so far.


Speaking of Minecraft, this will sure stirr up the internet:

https://mojang.com/2014/09/yes-were-being-bought-by-microsoft/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC9K6QxwseM

Whether you like it or not, no one in their right mind would turn down 2.5 billion dollars, as simple as that.

Notch speaks:
http://notch.net/2014/09/im-leaving-mojang/


Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on September 15, 2014, 12:12:35 PM
All right, I'm getting myself a GameCube. I'm buying it mainly so I can play Game Boy Advance games on it, but I might as well get some some good exclusives. The Metroid games are a given, I love the 2D ones and have always been curious of the Prime series. Anything else? :)

Some "must have" GameCube games:

The two Metroid Primes (Prime is awesome, just like Super Metroid imo)
Resident Evil 4 (one of my favorites)
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Tales of Symphonia
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
The Pikmin series (nice real time strategy series, try if you want something different)
Skies of Arcadia Legends (port of this classic Dreamcast RPG)
Resident Evil REmake (maybe the best remake ever)
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Deve on September 15, 2014, 03:10:14 PM
Anyone have an extra Super Smash 3DS demo code they'd be willing to trade? I've got a couple codes for games on Steam and Origin and I'd be willing to trade one of 'em! I tried the demo on a friend's 3DS and I just have to play more lol. The 60fps is absolutely killer and it controls extremely well. I wasn't even thinking about buying the 3DS version because I've got a Wii U, but after playing the demo Nintendo has roped me in to buying both versions. They knew what they were doing in releasing the demo!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 15, 2014, 03:24:55 PM
I'm not sure if it's just impatience, which I can completely relate to because I'm dying to play it now as well...but it comes out for everyone on the 19th, if you didn't know. Er...the demo, that is.

It's gonna be so awesome to get my King D on once again...except this time in 3D, portable, and ALL OVER THE WORLD. Hullz yuuuuh.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 15, 2014, 03:56:59 PM
Yeah but those who get it on the 19th can only open the demo a limited number of times compared to those who get codes  :hat
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 15, 2014, 04:27:43 PM
I know. Till October 3. Thus I refer back to my comment of impatience. A WHOLE MONTH! Unless you're willing to trade/suck dick/whatever.

Super duper cool for those in the club though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 15, 2014, 04:28:24 PM
I mean...I got a code, played it three times and I'm kind of done with it. :/ It's fun and all but it's really just a massive, MASSIVE cocktease.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 15, 2014, 04:32:43 PM
Pretty much, it's great if you're just...out of your mind over playing it, want some training, etc. Otherwise, I'll stick with not having blue balls; with the way my days run, it'll be here before I know it. For me, I'd end up just agonizing over it so I'm skipping it. SMTIV is more than enough to make me forget about it in the meantime and then boom...my life will be over for a few days and King D shall be my persona. NNNNNNUUUUUUGGGGGGZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on September 15, 2014, 06:10:31 PM
My friend who moved to Japan bought the game when it came out and has been taunting me about it. Fucker.

In the meantime, I started my DS Pokemon marathon run. Started Platinum yesterday. Then HeartGold, Black, and Black 2. I was originally going to start with Emerald, so when the Ruby/Sapphire remakes come out, it'd be a "full circle" kind of thing, but eh.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on September 15, 2014, 07:16:25 PM
All right, I'm getting myself a GameCube. I'm buying it mainly so I can play Game Boy Advance games on it, but I might as well get some some good exclusives. The Metroid games are a given, I love the 2D ones and have always been curious of the Prime series. Anything else? :)

To name the really obvious out of the ones I have-
Mario Sunshine (if you're into the platformers)
Zelda: Twilight Princess (how it was meant to be played dangit)
Mario Kart
Super Smash Melee

As with any Nintendo console, you really can't go wrong if you stick to the first party games. :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 15, 2014, 07:19:17 PM
Zelda: WIND WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKER
Chibi Robo
Pokemon Channel
Luigi's Mansion
Animal Crossing
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
Pokemon Colosseum
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on September 15, 2014, 07:30:43 PM
...Crystal Chronicles? I don't remember much of that game but what I do remember is swinging around a bunch of stuff to kill enemies (or the enemies themselves) and that it usually took a long time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Deve on September 15, 2014, 07:51:54 PM
Zelda: WIND WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKER
Chibi Robo
Pokemon Channel
Luigi's Mansion
Animal Crossing
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
Pokemon Colosseum
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Definitely Chibi Robo. That game is so interesting and fun, the only thing you have to deal with is the text speed. It's painfully slow and there's no way to speed it up or skip it. Besides that though, crazy cool game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on September 15, 2014, 08:20:31 PM
Eternal Darkness
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: OpenYourEyes311 on September 15, 2014, 08:39:16 PM
the Gamecube was one of my favorite console not only for the newer exclusives like Prime and Wind Waker, but it also had the ability to play every Zelda game up to that point. Tack on the Mega Man and Mega Man X Collections and you've got hours of fun just in classic gaming alone! (warning: careful about getting the original Mega Man Collection as the buttons were switched for some dumb reason and there's no way to fix it... I can play like that, but not everyone can)

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on September 15, 2014, 09:24:56 PM
Eternal Darkness
Yes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on September 16, 2014, 01:40:24 PM
I have friends already bored with Destiny. Anyone else having this issue?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on September 16, 2014, 01:42:16 PM
I have friends already bored with Destiny. Anyone else having this issue?

I read a review today that said no matter how awesome the game is, and it is, it has gotten boring already.

I havent played so I cant say, but from that review it seems like all the missions are the same and becomes very repetitive.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 16, 2014, 01:48:42 PM
I have friends already bored with Destiny. Anyone else having this issue?
Not I. This game is a full on blast. If you're feeling a bit weary from playing story missions, you can always go on patrols, strikes, or play in multiplayer deathmatch modes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on September 16, 2014, 06:20:48 PM
I think it's interesting how these new fps games that look so great get boring to people after weeks, while for some reason TF2 has been loved by its community for 7 years.

 :huh:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on September 16, 2014, 06:23:01 PM
Burned out, perhaps? Also I love me some FPS but the times I've played Bungie made Halo games have been god awful boring.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on September 16, 2014, 06:39:08 PM
I have friends already bored with Destiny. Anyone else having this issue?

Well, everyone is bashing Destiny already (both critics and gamers) because it was hyped as GOTY material but, in reality, it is just an average game (this is the general opinion, not my own, i don't played the game after all).


Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on September 16, 2014, 06:41:09 PM
I just try to ignore hype lately and get into things after the smoke has settled. I'm only now just trying Borderlands.  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on September 16, 2014, 06:47:00 PM
Burned out, perhaps? Also I love me some FPS but the times I've played Bungie made Halo games have been god awful boring.

I'm not into FPS games at all, so I always found the single player / co-op to be boring as hell too, but they're still a lot of fun when you've got a group of friends around and have that right combo of game mode and map.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on September 16, 2014, 06:54:53 PM
Halo MP always felt like a chore to me but that's mostly because I hate/am not good at dual joystick controls for FPS games. It's never not felt clunky to me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 16, 2014, 06:56:22 PM
Destiny is honestly a pretty great game. It may not be Game of the Year, but people are acting like there's nothing to do in the game when that's just a blatant lie. There is SO much to do in this game, and the higher you level, the more you have opened to you.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2014, 11:49:52 PM
I'm loving Destiny for many reasons, but I can very easily see the repetitive complaint and see why it keeps is from being a premier game. You play stories, strikes, special events, and patrols on the same few maps. Even within the story you repeat some areas on different levels. Despite the different types of enemies, their weaknesses and patterns seem to be learned quickly and they get can get stale to some degree. They did a great job in varying how you get different items, guns and armor, but at the end of the day it still comes down to grinding for most of them.

I always loved Halo because it allowed me to sit with a friend and do an amazing co-op campaign. Destiny has taken that to the next level and done it in a rather stunning fashion. The way it incorporates players v. computer and players v. players together in one big world is great. The bounty and strike system gives each day a new flavor, but a new flavor from the same general mix.

In general one of my biggest issues with many games in the modern era has been substantive content. You have a game like Infamous 2, which is absolutely stellar on so many levels, and whose story is done 4x faster than it should be. Similar with Destiny. Friends and I ran up to level 20 (where true grinding begins) and had played through the story (seeing the new content at each turn) in the first... maybe 3 or 4 days? Each location in the game should have had 3 map sets instead of 1, with enough new levels to really do something with the story and at least give it some clearance.

And fuck the yellow eyed Awoken douche. An expansion better allow me to punch him in the nuts.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2014, 11:51:39 PM
And then within patrols it's either kill enemies, kill enemies and get what they drop, or go somewhere, or go somewhere and hold square. Within the missions it's fight your way in, deploy ghost, fight until ghost is finished. The fighting during all this is top notch, but it does give it an air of staleness.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 17, 2014, 02:52:30 AM
This discussion made me think how weird the price point of a game can be in relation to replayability. I'm not talking about the quality of a game.

For example:
#1 I loved Bioshock: Infinte but the main thing about that game is the story and after one playthrough I felt done with the game other than seeing the diffrent endings. Brilliant game but I only spent 12hrs with it which cost me about $65 at the time.
Hours played: 12hrs
Price: $65

#2 ARMA 3 is a game that I bought ruffly at the same time but I only paid $25 and have to this day logged over 800hrs into the game. It consists of SP, MP, level editor and mod support combined with a brilliant mod community. With all those things combined the replayability is immense given that you enjoy the game of course. Every session I play is never the same, if I get tired of the gameplay I usually spend time in the editor perfecting missions or trying out new mods.
Hours played: 800+ hrs
Price: $25

#3 Metro 2033 and Metro: LL is two awesome games that I adore (read both books) but with that said it only contains SP so the replayability is not very big. I logged 40hrs in total on both games and paid ruffly $70 for both games.
Hours played: 40hrs (in total)
Price: $70 (for both games)

#4 TES: Skyrim: Everyone knows this game.  The replayability is endless when you have countless of side missions, caves, characters, leveling system, deep lore and of course mods.
I logged 200+ hrs and could easily do more. I paid around $65 for the game.
Hours played: 200+ hrs
Price: $65

#5 Portal 2 is another fine example of a game with high replayability although i'm a bit tired of the game at the moment. With both SP and a really fun CO-OP especially with friends you can easily throw away hours at the game. I've logged 120+ hrs which I paid about $65 for.
Hours played: 120+ hrs
Price: $65

I feel I should crunch some numbers but I suck at math and don't have the time at the moment.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on September 17, 2014, 06:50:58 AM
Yea, I often think about the time played to cost ratio and figure how much value I am getting out of games.  The problem is that you arent measuring quality with that like you said.  For BioShock Infinite, I am like you, one play through maybe around 12 hours (sounds right) and never touched agian, but those 12 hours were really fun and maybe more fun than 12 hours of playing battlefield for example. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 17, 2014, 09:30:10 AM
Yea, I often think about the time played to cost ratio and figure how much value I am getting out of games. The problem is that you arent measuring quality with that like you said.  For BioShock Infinite, I am like you, one play through maybe around 12 hours (sounds right) and never touched agian, but those 12 hours were really fun and maybe more fun than 12 hours of playing battlefield for example.
Yea I agree that quailty is a factor and that 12hrs can be diffrent if you enjoy one game more but in this case I only went with the assumption that the game you enjoy more is the one in question. If it's not then the hours you play dosen't really matter.
Basically if you have two games that you enjoy equally but for diffrent reasons with one being a SP game like B:I with up to 12hrs of gameplay and the other a sandbox game like TES series with 100+ hours, which game has the most value? Even though it's pretty clear which has the most value they may not be priced that way.




Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 17, 2014, 10:47:59 AM
I feel I should crunch some numbers but I suck at math and don't have the time at the moment.

#1 I loved Bioshock: Infinte
Hours played: 12hrs
Price: $65

$5.416 (repeating)/hr

#2 ARMA 3
Hours played: 800+ hrs
Price: $25

$0.03125/hour

#3 Metro 2033 and Metro: LL
Hours played: 40hrs (in total)
Price: $70 (for both games)

$1.75/hour all total

#4 TES: Skyrim
Hours played: 200+ hrs
Price: $65

$0.325/hour

#5 Portal 2
Hours played: 120+ hrs
Price: $65

$0.5416 (repeating...stop playing games for lengths of time with prime numbers other than 2 and 5 in their group of factors)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on September 17, 2014, 11:11:09 AM
I loved Bioshock: Infinte but the main thing about that game is the story and after one playthrough I felt done with the game other than seeing the diffrent endings.
I played twice, just to finally understand the complex story and it was damn rewarding. And it's curious you talk about different endings, since it actually has only one and it's damn brilliant once you understand the whole story. It is even related to the first Bioshock and the second one!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 17, 2014, 11:41:24 AM
I feel I should crunch some numbers but I suck at math and don't have the time at the moment.

#1 I loved Bioshock: Infinte
Hours played: 12hrs
Price: $65

$5.416 (repeating)/hr

#2 ARMA 3
Hours played: 800+ hrs
Price: $25

$0.03125/hour

#3 Metro 2033 and Metro: LL
Hours played: 40hrs (in total)
Price: $70 (for both games)

$1.75/hour all total

#4 TES: Skyrim
Hours played: 200+ hrs
Price: $65

$0.325/hour

#5 Portal 2
Hours played: 120+ hrs
Price: $65

$0.5416 (repeating...stop playing games for lengths of time with prime numbers other than 2 and 5 in their group of factors)
Thank you professor Floyd! I'm yours to be fondled with.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 17, 2014, 11:42:49 AM
:floydapproves:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 17, 2014, 11:47:42 AM
I loved Bioshock: Infinte but the main thing about that game is the story and after one playthrough I felt done with the game other than seeing the diffrent endings.
I played twice, just to finally understand the complex story and it was damn rewarding. And it's curious you talk about different endings, since it actually has only one and it's damn brilliant once you understand the whole story. It is even related to the first Bioshock and the second one!
Just to be clear I wasn't complaining about the game. I loved it but just didn't feel like replaying it, that's all. I might replay it someday though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on September 17, 2014, 11:55:29 AM
I haven't bought a game since 9/17/13 when I bought GTAV (still play it 3 or 4 nights a week). Prior to that, it was Skyrim. The next game I'm going to buy is going to be GTAV again. I really don't care about the story in a game. It could be the best story in the world, but if there's nothing new to do after 50 hours of gameplay, I'm not at all interested. I'm a cheep bastard. $60 can get me 7 months of Netflix, and in those 7 months I'd probably get 400+ hours of entertainment. When it comes to gaming, I'm all about quantity. I remember buying the COD after Modern Warfare and finishing the campaign in like 6 hours. I was livid.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on September 17, 2014, 12:38:14 PM
I haven't bought a game since 9/17/13 when I bought GTAV (still play it 3 or 4 nights a week). Prior to that, it was Skyrim. The next game I'm going to buy is going to be GTAV again. I really don't care about the story in a game. It could be the best story in the world, but if there's nothing new to do after 50 hours of gameplay, I'm not at all interested. I'm a cheep bastard. $60 can get me 7 months of Netflix, and in those 7 months I'd probably get 400+ hours of entertainment. When it comes to gaming, I'm all about quantity. I remember buying the COD after Modern Warfare and finishing the campaign in like 6 hours. I was livid.

Well honestly, if you bought it for the campaign then that was your mistakes.  I enjoy the COD campaigns, but that is not where you get the value.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on September 17, 2014, 01:01:29 PM
Well the multiplayer is fun too, but I don't know how I ever used to sit there and just play death match after death match for months on end (actually, it was pretty easy when taking constant bong rips). On COD-MW I had over 35 days of playing time online. I unlocked the golden sniper rifle 4 times (without quick scoping). I got Battlefield 4 bundled with my PS4, and after about 4 hours on multilpayer, I was bored. I think the reason GTA Online is so appealing is that besides playing one of the hundreds of missions, I can just take a left at anytime and do whatever the fuck I want. Last week, me and 4 strangers each got a monster truck and crawled up Mt. Chiliad. Nothing crazy. No explosions, gunfights, or money involved... just driving up a mountain conversing. It was one of the most fun times I've had playing video games in months.

I really hope Rockstar begins to focus heavily on the online environment. I can't wait for the next GTA game (not the rerelease of V) to come out. I'm hoping for a map at least twice the size of the most recent one.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on September 17, 2014, 02:14:08 PM
Well the multiplayer is fun too, but I don't know how I ever used to sit there and just play death match after death match for months on end (actually, it was pretty easy when taking constant bong rips). On COD-MW I had over 35 days of playing time online. I unlocked the golden sniper rifle 4 times (without quick scoping). I got Battlefield 4 bundled with my PS4, and after about 4 hours on multilpayer, I was bored. I think the reason GTA Online is so appealing is that besides playing one of the hundreds of missions, I can just take a left at anytime and do whatever the fuck I want. Last week, me and 4 strangers each got a monster truck and crawled up Mt. Chiliad. Nothing crazy. No explosions, gunfights, or money involved... just driving up a mountain conversing. It was one of the most fun times I've had playing video games in months.

I really hope Rockstar begins to focus heavily on the online environment. I can't wait for the next GTA game (not the rerelease of V) to come out. I'm hoping for a map at least twice the size of the most recent one.

Yea, I agree with regards to COD, I used to play it so much and eventually it got stale.  Then I played BF a ton and eventually it got stale too.  I plan on getting back into GTAV once its on PC. 

I am really itching to get back into Halo though. Even though I played that just as much as COD and BF, I havent played in so long that I really want to again.  The Masterchief collection has me drooling to buy an xbox1.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 18, 2014, 07:24:34 PM
Re-posting what I posted in the FF thread because IT IS THAT IMPORTANT, GOD DAMN IT.

REJOICE, PC JRPG FANS! (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/18/final-fantasy-13-trilogy-to-launch-on-pc-starting-next-month)

I don't give a shit what anyone's opinion is on this game, this is GREAT news for J/RPG fans who primarily play on PC. This means a XV release is even more likely than before and that this a chance to show SE that there are indeed JRPG fans who game on PC and that we deserve the games as well! VEHEMENT, TORTUROUS DEATH TO ALL EXCLUSIVES! OO-RAH!

I love it. I didn't LOVE XIII, but for the absolutely insane boner I have right now for any JRPG action, I will absolutely jump on this like white on rice. Awesomely awesome stuff. Shit, I'll get this solely to show SE that PC gamers need their JRPG action just as much as every other gamer. The ignorant, immature twats who purport the console wars must be raped and murdered immediately.  :police: :angel: :xbones :yarr :yarr :yarr I hate the whole pedantic debacle it's become and it's run by kids who's balls aren't even visible and old men who are too greedy. This is fucking' revolutionary news right here; now we need XV on PC to usher in a new era of logic and gaming freedom. XOne, PS4 and PC. Fucking hell yes. NEVER thought I'd see the day. If you told a 14 year old me that this would be happening, I'd pee on your feet.

Also, this for Monster Hunter (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/18/tgs-2014-monster-hunter-4-ultimate-on-the-new-nintendo-3ds-is-a-revelation) fans.

This made me feel a whole lot less obsessed now that someone else is excited as I am over something as small as the new C-nub of the New3DS. It will make MH fans SO much happier to know tha they can now still battle and move relatively easy without having to shift both your hands to simply move the camera. It really is a tiny point that ends up being a HUGE strategic factor for any hardcore hunters. It changes everything, really. Before, 3DS gamers had to change their whole set up just to move the camera while battling, and now it's how it should be...simple. It was one point that actually made me not play MH3Ultimate after 70+ hours. Other than that, we're just getting more confirmation that this is going to be the definitive portable MH. It almost seems better than the console version (of MH3Ultimate...MH4 is 3DS only) in some aspects now that we've got expanded RAM, a C-nub, and almost perfected 3D viewing in a game that uses the 3D VERY well.

This is fucking gaming heaven.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on September 18, 2014, 07:49:53 PM
Meh. Final Fantasy VII came out on the PC about the same time that it was released on Playstation so I just don't see what is so revolutionary about this. Nice if you want to play XIII I guess but the biggest factor will be whether Square continues to release games on the PC or whether this is just a one-off 'milk the nerds of more money' release.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 18, 2014, 08:03:32 PM
Er... a game that came out in '98 (and then 2000, counting VIII on PC) is hardly evidence for PC support. Those games (the originals, obviously, not the Steam releases) are now defunct (um...and over 10 years old) and SE, until the past couple years, has given almost no support at all to the PC market for their top-tier series. If IX, X and XII had PC release upon release, as well as XIII, you'd have an argument...but...really? Games over ten years old with ports that are elementary isn't an argument...it's evidence that they tried the PC market at a horrible time and, predictably, those releases were abysmal both in sales and reception among the few fans that played them back then.

This, however, is a test; I think that's pretty clear. If this trilogy does well, I'd say it's almost a certainty we a XV release, even if it's not at the same time as consoles. But a release at all would be quite telling, and it all depends on if these flop or not. Not the greatest games to use, but it's what they (and we) have. I have no idea why VII and VIII PC releases (again, the originals) have any bearing on this one... It's an entirely different era altogether, they're no longer relevant in any way. Especially considering that the Steam versions have done relatively well. Hell, even IV is doing alright and that's not even the newest version...they should've released the "Complete IV" edition with The After Years.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on September 18, 2014, 08:13:42 PM
Re-posting what I posted in the FF thread because IT IS THAT IMPORTANT, GOD DAMN IT.

REJOICE, PC JRPG FANS! (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/18/final-fantasy-13-trilogy-to-launch-on-pc-starting-next-month)

I don't give a shit what anyone's opinion is on this game, this is GREAT news for J/RPG fans who primarily play on PC. This means a XV release is even more likely than before and that this a chance to show SE that there are indeed JRPG fans who game on PC and that we deserve the games as well! VEHEMENT, TORTUROUS DEATH TO ALL EXCLUSIVES! OO-RAH!

Good news, XV coming to PC would be nice (especially after that new trailer, the game looks good).
I will definitely try FFXIII too.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on September 18, 2014, 08:49:52 PM
Er... a game that came out in '98 (and then 2000, counting VIII on PC) is hardly evidence for PC support. Those games (the originals, obviously, not the Steam releases) are now defunct (um...and over 10 years old) and SE, until the past couple years, has given almost no support at all to the PC market for their top-tier series. If IX, X and XII had PC release upon release, as well as XIII, you'd have an argument...but...really? Games over ten years old with ports that are elementary isn't an argument...it's evidence that they tried the PC market at a horrible time and, predictably, those releases were abysmal both in sales and reception among the few fans that played them back then.
I wasn't arguing that those were evidence of support, quite the contrary actually. Square has released games on the PC before and they amounted to... nothing. Zero, no further support. I'm just saying don't get your hopes up. This might just end up being a one off thing. That's all.

Hey if this ends up being another Dark Souls situation, then awesome. That's great.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 19, 2014, 01:06:11 AM
Alien: Isolation gameplay (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQhu-z5RvSo)

So pumped for this game! I just love the concept of having only one Alien that you can't kill. Makes the tension so much real. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on September 19, 2014, 01:11:43 AM
Alien: Isolation gameplay (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQhu-z5RvSo)

So pumped for this game! I just love the concept of having only one Alien that you can't kill. Makes the tension so much real. Can't wait!
Looks awesome! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on September 19, 2014, 01:17:12 AM
I've never been that interested in the whole "new wave of horror" games, but since it's Alien and it looks really good, I will give this a chance. :)

Regarding FF XV, I was sorely disappointed in not only 13 but all of its sequels so I'm hugely sceptical. If they get rid of all endless corridors, brought some interactivity back into the series (because you know, it's a GAME, not an anime) and had a story where you're not cringing all the time, that would be nice.

Bah, who am I kidding? The first 12 games are my childhood, there's no way I won't be buying this as well.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on September 19, 2014, 09:16:47 AM
Okami HD was in a 50% discount on the PS Store, so grabbed it along with Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (always wanted to finish it and understand the story). Oh man, I forgot how beautiful this game is. The graphics, the artwork, the MUSIC - it's all bloody good. This is gonna be an intense weekend :biggrin: .
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 19, 2014, 11:09:50 AM
I've never been that interested in the whole "new wave of horror" games, but since it's Alien and it looks really good, I will give this a chance. :)

Regarding FF XV, I was sorely disappointed in not only 13 but all of its sequels so I'm hugely sceptical. If they get rid of all endless corridors, brought some interactivity back into the series (because you know, it's a GAME, not an anime) and had a story where you're not cringing all the time, that would be nice.

Bah, who am I kidding? The first 12 games are my childhood, there's no way I won't be buying this as well.

 :lol Pretty much my thoughts. I've played at least an hour or two of all three XIII titles so I know what to expect and I know I won't be disappointed considering I have NEGATIVE ONE MILLION JRPGs to play right now and am absolutely dying for something, anything. Yeah, they're pretty low on my overall FF list but...it's what we're getting for now. So this will be somewhat of a treat, and to know I'll be contributing to any future releases is comforting.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on September 19, 2014, 11:22:41 AM
Okami HD was in a 50% discount on the PS Store, so grabbed it along with Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (always wanted to finish it and understand the story). Oh man, I forgot how beautiful this game is. The graphics, the artwork, the MUSIC - it's all bloody good. This is gonna be an intense weekend :biggrin: .

Okami is one of my favorite games ever.  :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 20, 2014, 03:45:47 AM
Here's another video of the Survivor mode in Alien: Isolation:

http://youtu.be/iK3QG6xEnkU

Sometimes the Alien dosen't show up on the radar and jumps on you when you open a door. Man this game will freak me out.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on September 21, 2014, 09:20:34 PM
Started my playthrough of Wasteland 2 and I'm loving it so far. Nice, old-school, tactical RPG. I made sure to make a team with some fairly diverse skill sets in order to have an option for most situations. So far, I've managed to get just past the point I was at in the beta (right past the AG Center/Highpool part). Unless they changed it after the beta, the AG Center is soooooo much better than Highpool. I'm at a point where I can kinda go and do whatever I want. There are two quests pointing me at opposite sections of the map, both of which are behind walls of flesh-cooking radiation. I can't wait to find out what's in store for my rangers. :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 21, 2014, 09:41:45 PM
I caved. I downloaded the Smash 3DS demo and I already love and regret it. It IS such a cock tease. But god damn do I need some practice, so that's nice. Also I do not understand all the hate I've seen (on Twitch, mainly) for Megaman; I love the lil dood. He's weak and light, but the variety of his attacks just makes it him so fun to play as; I already know he'll be at least my secondary main (first is always the King D). It's just so fun to use all the different techniques, even if most of them are smaller damage, he's quite fast with the attacks and if used correctly, with the right strategy he's awesome. Plus it's that much better when you kick ass and win with him. Sadly the demo is local only but it's super duper fun, I only got 5 matches in with my buds and had to jet, but oh my god imagining the full game playing that way is just a complete dream come true.

Awesome stuff. Also fuck the days till Oct. 3. ARRGH! Least I'll be able to kick ass online as Megaman once the full game releases. Also can't wait for the New3DS and the uber beneficial c-nub.

I'm now remembering what I love so much about this game: If someone is creative and skilled enough, any character can kick the shit out of any other character. There's characters that have attributes that are higher/lower than others; but I'll still kick the shit out of Jiggly with Dede, then get the kick shit out of me by Megaman when I play as Ganandorf, etc. etc. It's great! (Sadly, I've been teased even more by playing my friends Japanese full version for about an hour...ARARARAR)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 21, 2014, 09:58:35 PM
Man, when the hell are they gonna announce a release date for the Wii U version? I have a free Wii U game coming to me and I don't wanna just go all impulse ang get Hyrule Warriors.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 21, 2014, 10:05:42 PM
Hold off for SURE! Unless you're an absolute Dynasty Warriors addict...I wouldn't hold onto my hopes for HW, even if you're an insanely huge Zelda fan. It's got cash-grab written all over it, even if it is one of the few games that's done DLC right (which...kinda makes sense given the game). Smash 3DS is a guaranteed timeless hit if you're already a Smash fan, or even if you're just wanting an awesome portable fighter (with some surprisingly awesome 3D...using it a lot more than I thought I would, and will even more with the New3DS). I haven't been a very big Smash fan for a while, since a couple years after Brawl released...but this game has revitalized my love for the series with the portability and the fact that they've made it work so well. That coupled with the future release of the New3DS and this game is gonna be as played as Pokemon for me, which is saying a lot. Maybe more if the online is as good as Japan's. I've been streaming a few Twitch streams for a while and while there's lag here and there, the vast majority has been as if they're playing LAN. I cannot WAIIIIIIT.

Only a little over a week till release!!

Oh and Villager is furgin' amazing. Killing someone with an umbrella is VERY satisfying. Plus the statue rocket thing...the tree...it's all awesome. I feel like Villager, Megaman, and Duck hunt dog all make up for Snake. They're all very strategic characters that if used correctly are fuckin' awesome; but they won't be played much, official/tournament-wise.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 21, 2014, 10:25:46 PM
Looooooooooooooool

"Cash Grab" are you for real right now? Whether or not you like Dynasty Warrior's style of gameplay, you look like a real ass calling it a cash grab. There are plenty of people who are excited to have a game like this, it's a collaboration that makes perfect sense, it shall be radical to be able to utilize other characters in the sprawling world that is The Legend of Zelda, and the entire collection of DLC coming out for it is $20, and you're getting a shit ton of content for that $20.
Smash Bros 3ds will undoubtably be a better game, but why compare them when they are completely different styles of games and aren't even meant to compete with each other?

If you have to choose between one or the other, then yeah, get Smash Bros first, but Hyrule Warriors is absolutely not a cash grab, is worth getting, and it's radical to see Nintendo working with other companies to give their series a different angle to look at.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 21, 2014, 10:53:06 PM
Um...holy shit.  :lol :chill

Alright man. Yeah I'm an ass for having an opinion that clearly differs from yours; BF asked a question and I gave my opinion. Seriously, just stop. It's so painfully obvious you're provoking and being argumentative just for the sake of doing so. It's an opinion, welcome to the fucking internet! Quit arguing and spouting prices and pros/cons as if my opinion is wrong and you're trying to change it. Why did I compare them!? Because BF asked a fuckin' question and I answered it with my opinion. That's usually how it works. I think the game is a cash grab. Get over it. That first whole section is just...immature, unnecessary and clearly provocative. You're also being very hypocritical by starting off a comment with 'Looooooooool' and being painfully dismissive when you reamed me only weeks ago for the same thing.

Grow up. You're welcome (and I'm SURE you will) to respond, rebuttal, further attack me (and please don't pussy-out and say you weren't calling me an ass by saying I 'look' like an ass, for fucking christ's sake), etc. but it will be unanswered if you keep on responding to my posts as if I personally attacked you for giving my harmless opinion (on a fucking video game). I'm asking you to stop responding to my posts in general, really, truly, whole-heartedly, honestly...please stop? You clearly cannot stand me so do what adults do when they don't like someone: Ignore them.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 21, 2014, 11:04:23 PM
Um...holy shit.  :lol :chill

Alright man. Yeah I'm an ass for having an opinion that clearly differs from yours; BF asked a question and I gave my opinion. Seriously, just stop. It's so painfully obvious you're provoking and being argumentative just for the sake of doing so. It's an opinion, welcome to the fucking internet! Quit arguing and spouting prices and pros/cons as if my opinion is wrong and you're trying to change it. Why did I compare them!? Because BF asked a fuckin' question and I answered it with my opinion. That's usually how it works. I think the game is a cash grab. Get over it.

Grow up. You're welcome (and I'm SURE you will) to respond, rebuttal, further attack me (and please don't pussy-out and say you weren't calling me an ass by saying I 'look' like an ass, for fucking christ's sake), etc. but it will be unanswered if you keep on responding to my posts as if I personally attacked you for giving my harmless opinion (on a fucking video game). I'm asking you to stop responding to my posts in general, really, truly, whole-heartedly, honestly...please stop? You clearly cannot stand me so do what adults do when they don't like someone: Ignore them.

No I was calling you an ass. I'm not going to "pussy out" of it. You're literally judging a game you haven't played, and then insulted it by calling it a cash grab. There's no doubt that Super Smash Bros is going to be the fucking bomb, that's a given. But they're completely different types of games, why even compare them except for maybe to get one before the other if finances are that tight?(Also, as far as I remember, Bloyd doesn't have a 3ds sooooooo...)

The bolded gave me a good chuckle. Am I not supposed to respond, so if I do I'm just proving your fictitious point? I don't like you, but I don't just go roaming about looking for your posts to slam you. You posted a pretty ig'nant post, calling a game a cash grab when it's actually really damn cool that Nintendo's giving other companies the chance to give their own IP's a new light, and that's lame that you'd delegate it to a cash grab. It's cool if you don't like Dynasty Warriors, but it's an immensely popular series, and there's a reason for it, and it's cool to get to play as Zelda universe characters in a new way, one more mass battle oriented. One of my best memories is going down to my old elementary stomping grounds Kansas City for the weekend when she went to visit a friend, and I got to hang out with her friend's son the entire weekend. Dude was stoner who had a home studio and played Dynasty Warriors 3 religiously. He gave me his copy when I had to leave and I still have it and love it. That obviously has nothing to do with proving Dynasty Warriors is a great series or anything, just a personal tidbit, but even though Dynasty Warriors has it's weak entries(what series doesn't) writing off Hyrule Warriors is silly.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 21, 2014, 11:11:11 PM
Just to clarify, I was talking about the Wii U version and how I'm annoyed at their failure to announce a release date for it other than vaguely saying "Q4 2014" even though we're only a little over a week from the fourth quarter of this year.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 21, 2014, 11:13:09 PM
There's been a rumor and some screenshots of some European store I believe that lists Nov. 21st as the release date. It'd make sense, they could come up with some insanely awesome bundles for Black Friday and sell that shit like hot cakes. Nothing confirmed though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 21, 2014, 11:16:01 PM
Whatever gets more n****s in the Wii U arena. I'm tired of zero of my irl friends owning it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 21, 2014, 11:16:33 PM
Whatever gets more n****s in the Wii U arena. I'm tired of zero of my irl friends owning it.
Exactly how I feel having both a Wii U and an Xbox One  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 21, 2014, 11:22:31 PM
Dude, do not even try to compare the XB1 owners' solitude to the Wii U owners'. I sell at least one XB1 game on the majority of my shifts but haven't sold a single Wii U game in months. Is PS4 owning it that hardcore right now?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 21, 2014, 11:28:53 PM
Dude, do not even try to compare the XB1 owners' solitude to the Wii U owners'. I sell at least one XB1 game on the majority of my shifts but haven't sold a single Wii U game in months. Is PS4 owning it that hardcore right now?
Kind of, but over the past few months, XB1 sales have been doubling the previous month's from what I've read, unfortunately, my friends are not part of that trend, so I'm left to play alone still.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on September 21, 2014, 11:46:19 PM
ED: Nevermind. Fuck all of this. Have a great life.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 21, 2014, 11:54:54 PM
Well, I'll shoot my own foot with this and respond, good job; a winner is you. I really should've reported the first post and shut my mouth but unlike you, I don't have so much resentment towards you. You say you don't go looking for posts to argue with but the first part of your first response to me completely and utterly contradicts that. The fuck other reason is there for something like "your opinion makes you look like an ass" and then admitting to it? I mean really, why I haven't reported you yet is testament to the fact that I really would just like you to leave me alone. I know you've at least been banned a couple times and are good friends with BF, and despite the fact that I'm probably one of the more volatile members of the community (and still haven't been banned...unwillingly, anyway), I'd rather not bother the MODs and/or risk having you banned simply because you weren't taught to not poke a bear with a stick. I try to avoid you at all costs because of shit like this. Also, it's great you're throwing out the uber-disses with 'ignorant'. Because I have played Hyrule Warriors, despite the fact that again, I'm sure you'll argue away per norm and predictably spout off (again, ironically; and no, I didn't say that so you wouldn't respond, I said that because you're as predictable as a ten-year old with a tempter tantrum) insults of ignorance, lies, etc. There's a demo that's coming out around the 26th, and I work part-time at a local Gamestop. We've got the demo already. P.S. Big hint: I don't give a fuck whether or not you believe me, whether you like me; just leave me alone, it's SO SIMPLE.

But yeah, I'm ignorant. Keep on mouthing off, though, it's totally working. I still think the game is a cash grab. Seriously, please fuck off and act like I don't exist. I'll do the same for you from now on and maybe we can have some fucking peace and quiet and I can say my opinions on this site without having you answer with an immature quip. The very definition of starting arguments/provoking is written in the fact that you responded to me as if I'd just insulted you (and insulted me) when I gave my opinion on a game. If me saying that I think HW is a cash-grab is insulting to you personally, then (you need your head checked more than I do) half your and everyone else's posts should be reported. Fucking ludicrous. Here I am being called an ass and all of it started over my opinion on a game. Quit responding to my posts that aren't anywhere near related to you and we'll be good.

Maybe, I dunno with you. I thought I was psycho but even I don't go out of my way to provoke people I SPECIFICALLY don't like. Half that shit was presumptuous, asinine insults and the other was info I don't care about. Nice. NOW can you leave me alone or should we continue this beautiful tango? I'm not sure what else you want to argue with me about. There's so many options and I'm now bored so if there's anything else you wanna argue about, get it out in one foul swoop so you can finally buzz off and stop bothering me.
:lol

Whew mang, I'm not the one having a temper tantrum here. Thanks for actually insulting me this time around, even though I weren't implying you were insulting ME to begin with.
You can have an opinion mang, but it doesn't mean I can't find it an assy one, ya dig?

Hey it's cool if you've got the demo at Gamestop, have played it, and consequently don't enjoy it, but that doesn't make it a cash grab. You didn't really state an opinion of the game other than it was not worth anyone's time and that it was a cash grab, which doesn't really state an opinion other than you no like it, which doesn't really say much.
If you want to continue to have ginormous hissy fits, feel free to, I find it highly entertaining.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on September 22, 2014, 02:24:05 AM
DC, Tio, you two really need to knock it off. I've had enough of your bickering.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on September 22, 2014, 02:24:48 AM
I haven't. :corn
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: antigoon on September 22, 2014, 09:32:11 AM
Has anyone checked out the Forza Horizon 2 demo? Game looks absolutely gorgeous and plays really great. Considering picking up the full game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 22, 2014, 10:30:12 AM
Oh snap, there's a demo out? I played Forza Motorsports 5 on a free weekend, if Destiny hadn't been coming out that following week, I probably would have picked it up. Kind of like fighting games, I'm not great at racing games(except for Mario Kart 8 ma'fuckas) but I had a blast playing that game. I'll have to give that demo a go.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: antigoon on September 22, 2014, 12:21:04 PM
Yeah, demo on XB1. It's like Forza except a couple smidges more arcadey and with way way more personality. Open world, can go offroad, etc.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 22, 2014, 12:22:23 PM
Yeah, demo on XB1. It's like Forza except a couple smidges more arcadey and with way way more personality. Open world, can go offroad, etc.
Shit that sounds fucking awesome. I will definitely be trying that out today.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 24, 2014, 12:58:59 PM
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Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date Set On October 2015!

Yea i'm not really expecting that to be true but one can wish, right! Damn excited for what they have planned for this game.

http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/39350/20140922/cyberpunk-2077-release-date.htm
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on September 24, 2014, 08:31:38 PM
Stumbled upon this today and almost died laughing.

(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/780/478/8ad.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Obfuscation on September 24, 2014, 10:17:17 PM
Stumbled upon this today and almost died laughing.

(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/780/478/8ad.jpg)

BRO!!!!!! Release date pls.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on September 27, 2014, 11:19:59 PM
Holy fucking fuck the Forza Horizon 2 demo is amazing.
ohmyfuckinggodilovethis gamebuthowdoichoosebetewensmashbrosandthis


Good lord seriously as much as I love SSB, this is a fucking fantastically amazing game. from the fucking demo alone
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 29, 2014, 02:26:33 AM
Some cool stuff about Alien: Isolation and how they have recreated scenes in the game from the original movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZuDsrDNl58&feature=share#t=5m24s

The fact that they using the OG cast is just  :metal! They seem to go in great length to capture everything what made Alien such a horrifying movie back in the day, I feel they're on to something special here. The whole Alien experience that people want from a movie but haven't got in years, that tension is something you can't do in movies any more because movies nowdays fails at making you afraid because you've seen any possible outcome and you know what people that's gonna die miles ahead. That's been the case in movies for years. I remember when I saw Alien: Resurrection back in the day and how I hated that when anyone left the group you knew that they would die. All of this is something that games can do much much better and that's why I feel they're on to something special here, this may very well be the justice the franchise have been needed for years and it comes from a game not a movie. The movie Alien dosen't scare anyone anymore but when your in the experience yourself and faces the creauture on your own it's a diffrent thing.

Can't wait for this game!

Or all this is just hype and the actual game fails completly, that's also a scenario!  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on September 29, 2014, 09:12:11 PM
So I played The Minish Cap for almost 18 hours yesterday. This is easily the diamond in the rough out of all my virtual console purchases. I'm currently on the Wind Ruins dungeon and still haven't resorted to any online sites despite having played no other Zelda games since A Link to the Past other than the portion of Ocarina of Time up to that dungeon where you have to hit targets with arrows to raise or lower the water level.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on September 30, 2014, 02:02:52 AM
So I played The Minish Cap for almost 18 hours yesterday. This is easily the diamond in the rough out of all my virtual console purchases. I'm currently on the Wind Ruins dungeon and still haven't resorted to any online sites despite having played no other Zelda games since A Link to the Past other than the portion of Ocarina of Time up to that dungeon where you have to hit targets with arrows to raise or lower the water level.
I remember playing that on an emulator many years ago. Awesome game, I might buy it for real as soon as I get a GBA player for my GameCube.  :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on September 30, 2014, 12:39:35 PM
Hmm Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks really interesting.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on September 30, 2014, 02:40:50 PM
Yep, can't wait to play Shadows of Mordor this week!

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on October 02, 2014, 07:13:24 AM
What the first game everyone can remember playing that had real audio tracks? Mine was the original Tony Hawks Pro Skater on N64.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on October 02, 2014, 07:46:52 AM
What the first game everyone can remember playing that had real audio tracks? Mine was the original Tony Hawks Pro Skater on N64.

I dont recall but that may end up being mine as well.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on October 02, 2014, 07:48:48 AM
What the first game everyone can remember playing that had real audio tracks? Mine was the original Tony Hawks Pro Skater on N64.

Probably GTA: San Andreas or Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on October 02, 2014, 08:13:21 AM
I was thinking GTA could be possible, as in GTA 1 or 2 but I cant recall if those had soundtracks like GTA3 and on did.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on October 02, 2014, 08:57:43 AM
What the first game everyone can remember playing that had real audio tracks? Mine was the original Tony Hawks Pro Skater on N64.
Probably one of the Tony Hawks on PS2, I think. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 maybe?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 03, 2014, 07:15:27 AM
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It never once feels repetitive during its 15-20-hour duration, owing to smart, systems-driven stealth and the fearsome intelligence of the alien. The visual design is also beautifully faithful. The developers have built Sevastopol the same way Ridley Scott and his team built their sets in 1979, using only props and tech from the period. The computer stations look like old 70s terminals; video recordings hiss with static.

This retro-futuristic aesthetic is evocative and convincing, placing us directly into Scott’s vision of a bleakly industrial space environment. Flickering lights and smoke are used to great effect, adding to the claustrophobia and general feeling of unease. The station’s dark, oppressive corridors can be as intimidating as the xenomorph itself.

This terrifying game is a passionate homage to a horror classic, and a rich, well-designed stealth experience in its own right. Giger’s monstrous alien is, for the first time in a video game, as formidable and menacing as it was in the films. It was brave of Sega to take a chance a game like this, where guns are a last resort, but their faith in The Creative Assembly’s vision has resulted in an unusually clever and subversive triple-A game.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/03/alien-isolation-review-giger-game-ridley-scott

This warms my heart, I had so much hope for this game and it seems the game will deliver on all levels!  :)

Can't wait to play it next week!!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 03, 2014, 07:40:30 AM
That new trailer for silent hills is shit scary. Not sure I could play an entire game of that !!  :o
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 06, 2014, 08:36:25 AM
Still playing Minish Cap. Finally got the Mole Mitt. Holy shit did that ever make the Wind Ruins dungeon fun. Wound up only getting three hours of sleep because of all the fun stuff beating that dungeon unlocked.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 06, 2014, 02:38:54 PM
Alien: Isolation Official Launch Trailer (http://youtu.be/4zbLTHHS460?list=UU47Gsn4F1U8eOS7J4YX2fDg)

So pumped yet terrified to play it!  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on October 06, 2014, 06:55:17 PM
Super Smash Bros 3ds is downloading right nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Oh also, I made some San Jose Sharks jerseys in celebration of the NHL season starting back up any day now. If you play Animal Crossing New Leaf, wear them sum'bitches~~ :heart

(http://i.imgur.com/cHM16gI.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/NTMvdKd.png)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: JayOctavarium on October 07, 2014, 11:04:38 AM
What the first game everyone can remember playing that had real audio tracks? Mine was the original Tony Hawks Pro Skater on N64.
Tony Hawk 2
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 07, 2014, 05:15:01 PM
Alien Isolation looks tight

Driveclub looks very pretty from a visual standpoint, but from what I hear, there isn't much substance beneath the surface.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on October 07, 2014, 05:33:57 PM
Alien Isolation looks tight

Driveclub looks very pretty from a visual standpoint, but from what I hear, there isn't much substance beneath the surface.
lolnuggetz1!1 Anyway, from what I've read I think people were expecting it to be something it was never meant to be. It's meant to be a fun, social racer. It's not meant to be Forza Horizon 2 (which people are comparing it to for some reason). I'm not expecting much beyond some stupidly pretty visuals and some solid, arcade-y driving mechanics. I'm really not getting this whole mentality of a game needing to be ground-breaking and bursting at the seams with content to get reasonable review scores. Yet, they still give every COD great scores for being rehash after rehashed rehash.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 08, 2014, 12:33:38 PM
I've played Alien: Isolation for some time now. Will not mention how long or where i'm at in the game but i've yet to encounter the Xenomorph. There's some other things that makes you on the edge all the time. The attention to detail to the franchise and the 70s retro style is awesome and the atmosphere they've created is nerve wrecking.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on October 09, 2014, 04:24:29 AM
So I rented Alien: Isolation from Gamefly and I have to say that so far I'm not really digging it. Too tedious, nerve-wracking and frustrating. Call me traditional but I play games for fun and this one just isn't doing it for me. Knowing that I can never kill the alien, not even with powerful guns, is both unrealistic and very unsatisfying. I will say that the setting and overall creepiness are fantastic. I think I'd enjoy this way more if it were a movie.

On another note, I can't wait for the new Borderlands game! That game looks hella fun. Plus the moon setting is just awesome.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 09, 2014, 05:01:53 AM
All your reasons is why I love the game! :lol I wanna feel helpless, fragile and scared shitless like you would against a creature like Xenomorph especially when your not a trained soldier like you are in basically every Alien game so far with tons of weapons at your disposal. The fact that you can't "kill" the Alien makes it even more tense and believable for me. It's all about the atmosphere and horror just like her mother felt in the original movie. Haven't finished the game yet so I can't give my overall opinion but so far I say they nailed everything.

In the end I guess it's not a game for everyone.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 09, 2014, 07:50:25 AM
I don't know why watching user-made Vice City stunt videos like this one are so damned amusing to me, they just are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5PHsDEcbiQ
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on October 09, 2014, 08:12:48 AM
That's got nothing on what my modified baggage handler used to do. It could jump from the runway ramp across to the opposite end of the entire game map. :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 09, 2014, 08:24:07 AM
AWESOME.  I think I'd mentioned this before, but I have to try to find a way to get video of it.  May favorite was taking fire trucks full speed across Leaf Links Bridge and ramming golf carts head-on.  Watching them go spinning through the air and burst into flames upon landing was absolutely fucking hilarious.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on October 09, 2014, 08:31:48 AM
:lol I liked to take the Hunter helicopter and use the blades to mow down people on the beach.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 09, 2014, 08:35:56 AM
Yep.  Always a good time.  Also, you know how sometimes if you fire at a car, they'll stop and get out and run OR they'll go nuts and speed off like a mad man?  I liked to park in front of a high performance car, like a Cheetah or a Banshee, shoot out all four tires (this doesn't seem to incite the run or speed off reaction), get in the car and let them go, then pull beside and fire at them once.  If they go into full on flight mode, following along to witness their path of destruction on 4 flat tires is lots of fun.

Or hitting pedestrians with a PCJ and watching in the rear view to see how high in the air they fly.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 09, 2014, 09:41:11 AM
How about the carmageddon mod for GTA 4:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E6E5pmIT3c

It's just pure chaos but alot of fun to use.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 09, 2014, 09:50:11 AM
That is awesome.  Too damn funny.  I'd have to watch it for a while on normal speed to get the full comedic effect.  The constant slow-mos kinda ruin that.  But still, quite funny.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 09, 2014, 09:53:16 AM
Yea maybe not the best video for showing but there's a bunch on YT, couldn't find the one I was looking for.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on October 09, 2014, 09:59:04 AM
I'll check it out.  in the meantime, I'm thinking I NEED to get this Super Golf Cart mod:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxJDYuERhSk

 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on October 09, 2014, 12:45:15 PM
I am definitely looking forward to the new Borderlands game. BL2 is one of my favorite games from the current generation, and I am sure that this one can match it. Speaking of which, I need to pick it up again. Maybe I could finally grind to 72 and reach OP8. My Siren has insane healing capabilities, and her phaselock ability fits my playstyle perfectly, especially when Converge and Ruin are factored in. Add in a few friends, and you get an experience that is almost unbeatable in terms of enjoyment.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on October 09, 2014, 02:29:31 PM
All your reasons is why I love the game! :lol I wanna feel helpless, fragile and scared shitless like you would against a creature like Xenomorph especially when your not a trained soldier like you are in basically every Alien game so far with tons of weapons at your disposal.

Man, modders already enabled Oculus Rift in game... Immersive as it is, when you encounter the Alien, i bet it should feel like you're dead for real  :|
But seriously, it should be amazing playing it with Oculus.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 09, 2014, 06:11:04 PM
Back on the Vice City topic, I nearly shat bricks laughing when a friend of mine started shooting at a line of roughly ten cars backed up at a red light until each one's color had darkened to that smoldered look indicating they were on the verge of exploding. He was able to basically play exploding car dominoes cuz the chain reaction from the dooming shot made them act as one continuous fuse.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on October 09, 2014, 06:11:23 PM
How about the carmageddon mod for GTA 4:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E6E5pmIT3c

It's just pure chaos but alot of fun to use.

:lol I think I'll stick to Carmageddon 2 though. I modified that game too, so my car weighed a crap-ton and was invincible and super fast, then I ramped up the pedestrian density (and even spawned them on roads), then used the springy powerup and went crazy. Also it had dogs. Damn, this thread's making me all nostalgic today. :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 09, 2014, 07:18:00 PM
Played a bit of Alien Isolation tonight. It was ok. Played up to the very first encounter with the Xeno then played Destiny.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 13, 2014, 02:35:28 PM
Minor spoilers for Isolation!
So there I was, hiding behind a desk that I figured out the Xeno never checks. Why do I know that because after playing games for so long i'm an expert at finding the "weak" spot for AIs and NPCs. I exploit the games weakness to feel safe, that's just the way it is. Here's the thing though as I found out when I accidently hit my hammer into the desk, the Alien do check because seconds later I hear the loud "thumps" from his feets as he corners the desk and just attacks me instantly and kills me. I swear my heart stopped for a second!
Another moment is the vents you can hide in, I never ever saw him crawl in or chase me so after an hours gameplay I felt safe in the vents, found another safehaven so to speak. I crawled in to hide from him in the dark and seconds later I hear a noise and the fucker crawls after me in THE VENTS and attacks me! Seriously, i'm not very sensitive to horror but that fucking got me, my body just froze entirely!  :lol

One of the best AI/NPC scripts i've seen in a game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 13, 2014, 03:10:34 PM
I  :heart that all-over shiver you get when something scares you in a game.

i remember I was playing resident Evil 4 in my room at night with the lights off and it was that part where you're playing as the girl and you're wandering around in the dark with just a torch and then out of the darkness comes this suit of armour and it happened then and I was like : " Ooooh ! " :P

It's a good scare because you can just stop playing the game and it goes away - not like Silent Hill PT which is so fucked up it messes with you even afterwards.


EDIT : I'm loving Destiny too. I'm not doing actual story at the moment - i'm doing bounties and beacon missions to level up and get better weapons etc. So much fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on October 13, 2014, 03:13:09 PM
Play the Crucible when it opens up at level 5 to help you with that. Also you can just play the story missions in a higher difficulty, it'll help you level up quicker too.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 13, 2014, 03:20:08 PM
I'm Level 14 at the mo and i've done two moon missions. I'm having more fun just doing side missions :)



EDIT : it reminds me a l'il bit of Final Fantasy - where you can either play the game - or do your own thing and the narrative will wait for you.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on October 14, 2014, 12:48:06 PM
I'm playing The Evil Within now. It's basically a Resident Evil game by another name (it was actually made by the guy who did RE4) but it seems more original and scary than the last two RE games.

So far I like it a lot: excellent atmosphere and gameplay, especially the upgrade system. Some parts of the story are bit cliched, but it's still interesting and scary enough to keep me intrigued.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on October 15, 2014, 12:19:15 AM
The 2013 Tomb Raider was sitting in my game shelf, and so I thought I'd pick it back up today. Just stopped playing around 2 AM, that was a long fucker of a gaming session  :lol

Quite easily one of the best games I've ever played.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on October 15, 2014, 04:52:57 AM
Minor spoilers for Isolation!
So there I was, hiding behind a desk that I figured out the Xeno never checks. Why do I know that because after playing games for so long i'm an expert at finding the "weak" spot for AIs and NPCs. I exploit the games weakness to feel safe, that's just the way it is. Here's the thing though as I found out when I accidently hit my hammer into the desk, the Alien do check because seconds later I hear the loud "thumps" from his feets as he corners the desk and just attacks me instantly and kills me. I swear my heart stopped for a second!
Another moment is the vents you can hide in, I never ever saw him crawl in or chase me so after an hours gameplay I felt safe in the vents, found another safehaven so to speak. I crawled in to hide from him in the dark and seconds later I hear a noise and the fucker crawls after me in THE VENTS and attacks me! Seriously, i'm not very sensitive to horror but that fucking got me, my body just froze entirely!  :lol

One of the best AI/NPC scripts i've seen in a game.

About Alien: Isolation, i recently finished it up on hard difficulty and i'd say, the most scary part of the game for me was, actually, everything before encountering the Xenomorph for the first time (which is a scripted event). Before it happens, we don't have a clue when the thing gonna shows up and, while it didn't appear for me, i read some comments saying that he can show up before it's "official introduction", just as i suspected.
For example, after the cutscene where he kills that bald guy with his tail, you reach a dark place where you have to call a "tram". While you wait for it, the music just gets creepier and you just have to wait for the damn tram while praying. After it comes, if you take too long to push the button to go, i've heard people saying that he comes and kills you. I'm glad that i hit the button fast  :rollin

After i got familiar with the Xenomorph, the game did lost the scariness factor imo. Also, the alien isn't that annoying after you get the flamethrower.
In fact, the most annoying enemy for me was these Working Joes.

That said, i thought it was a pretty good game. Anyone interested in the movie or survival horror should try it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 15, 2014, 05:34:36 AM
Minor spoilers for Isolation!
So there I was, hiding behind a desk that I figured out the Xeno never checks. Why do I know that because after playing games for so long i'm an expert at finding the "weak" spot for AIs and NPCs. I exploit the games weakness to feel safe, that's just the way it is. Here's the thing though as I found out when I accidently hit my hammer into the desk, the Alien do check because seconds later I hear the loud "thumps" from his feets as he corners the desk and just attacks me instantly and kills me. I swear my heart stopped for a second!
Another moment is the vents you can hide in, I never ever saw him crawl in or chase me so after an hours gameplay I felt safe in the vents, found another safehaven so to speak. I crawled in to hide from him in the dark and seconds later I hear a noise and the fucker crawls after me in THE VENTS and attacks me! Seriously, i'm not very sensitive to horror but that fucking got me, my body just froze entirely!  :lol

One of the best AI/NPC scripts i've seen in a game.
About Alien: Isolation, i recently finished it up on hard difficulty and i'd say, the most scary part of the game for me was, actually, everything before encountering the Xenomorph for the first time (which is a scripted event). Before it happens, we don't have a clue when the thing gonna shows up and, while it didn't appear for me, i read some comments saying that he can show up before it's "official introduction", just as i suspected.
For example, after the cutscene where he kills that bald guy with his tail, you reach a dark place where you have to call a "tram". While you wait for it, the music just gets creepier and you just have to wait for the damn tram while praying. After it comes, if you take too long to push the button to go, i've heard people saying that he comes and kills you. I'm glad that i hit the button fast
:rollin

After i got familiar with the Xenomorph, the game did lost the scariness factor imo. Also, the alien isn't that annoying after you get the flamethrower.
In fact, the most annoying enemy for me was these Working Joes.

That said, i thought it was a pretty good game. Anyone interested in the movie or survival horror should try it.
Yea that's true althoug I didn't know it could be that early, that's cool. My first real encounter was in the medical center but i've seen it in a video show up after the cut scene. If you run or make alot of noises it will show up. The big lounge area were you fight the humans, if you run towards that area after the cut scene you can see the Alien chasing a human. I've seen the Alien attack someone in that area also so I think it becomes "active" after the cut scene. Yea I was sure it would show up at the tram scene but didn't for me also but it's cool that it could do that.


Glad you enjoy it though, I haven't finished the campaign yet. I'm at the part when you come back to the doctor and see him getting molested by the Xeno. I agree that it becomes less scary when you kind of learn the pace of the Alien but still there's moment when he fools you completly. Like I mentioned when he crawled after me in the vent I freaked out, that was so unexpected and cool.
I don't think they could have done more without it becoming to frustrating to play. They did a great job at scripting and making the Alien adaptive to the envoiroment and your actions. It feels like your haunted all the time. I get chills every time I hear his foot steps and I know he chases me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on October 15, 2014, 05:51:53 AM
Yeah, i know the feeling. One time, i was inside a vent waiting for him to go away and he did go away. Unfortunately, he chose to enter the vent i was hiding  :)
I was surprised since i thought he only could go in the ceiling ones.

It feels like your haunted all the time. I get chills every time I hear his foot steps and I know he chases me.

This i agree. Even if you don't fear him that much anymore, things still get tense when he's following you.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on October 15, 2014, 07:18:00 AM
The 2013 Tomb Raider was sitting in my game shelf, and so I thought I'd pick it back up today. Just stopped playing around 2 AM, that was a long fucker of a gaming session  :lol

Quite easily one of the best games I've ever played.
Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised by how good that game was. I'm excited how the next one is gonna be. :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 16, 2014, 12:29:47 PM
http://destinypublicevents.com

^ Do Destiny fans know about this website ? Tells you where and when Public Events are happening.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on October 16, 2014, 12:43:14 PM
I do, but essentially I boil it down to dropping in at :10/:40 or :55/:25 to head to the Divide or Mothyards to complete an event. Don't really farm much, just like to grab my public for the day, or get one towards the bounty.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 16, 2014, 12:46:07 PM
Same for me. I don't like playing primarily to get ammo or whatever or to get kills for fun. I'd get bored. I do public events / bounties / beacons :)

I'm Currently level 18 and have only just opened up Venus.



p.s. My bro and Dad got me an early 36th birthday present - which was a PS4 with Destiny and Need For Speed : Rivals :)

It's the first "big" pressie i've had in years ( I don't like asking for expensive stuff - usually a meal out or something small like a CD ) .

The last "big" pressie I got was my DIY Telecaster for my 30th that Dad put together for me :) .
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 17, 2014, 10:06:30 AM
This game will sure cause some debate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV3PhvCf_Jg

You can pretty much create the same kind of violence in GTA but it's not the main point of the game of course but still, am I a hypocrite for supporting a violent game like GTA but not this?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on October 17, 2014, 10:35:46 AM
But like you said, it's not the main point of the game. This is just a small dev team trying to make murdering people edgy and cool and I hope this tanks hard and they never work on another game again.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 17, 2014, 10:45:48 AM
Inb4 - this game causes people to become murderers.

No it doesn't. If you've got it in you to take a life - then you're gonna do it anyway.

Playing a computer game won't turn a decent pacifist into a serial killer.

Why must there always be a scapegoat ? If it's not video games it's metal music.





... But yeah that game looks absolutely pathetic.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on October 17, 2014, 11:03:00 AM
Inb4 - this game causes people to become murderers.

No it doesn't. If you've got it in you to take a life - then you're gonna do it anyway.

Playing a computer game won't turn a decent pacifist into a serial killer.

Why must there always be a scapegoat ? If it's not video games it's metal music.





... But yeah that game looks absolutely pathetic.

All of this. People are already jumping the shark on this game and I swear, if some violent event were to happen involving a teenager, this game will probably be connected to it as the cause.

That being said, it looks so dumb and a direct effort to push people's buttons.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on October 17, 2014, 02:23:46 PM
Inb4 - this game causes people to become murderers.

No it doesn't. If you've got it in you to take a life - then you're gonna do it anyway.

Playing a computer game won't turn a decent pacifist into a serial killer.

Why must there always be a scapegoat ? If it's not video games it's metal music.





... But yeah that game looks absolutely pathetic.

All of this. People are already jumping the shark on this game and I swear, if some violent event were to happen involving a teenager, this game will probably be connected to it as the cause.

That being said, it looks so dumb and a direct effort to push people's buttons.

Better this game take the blame than any other game. It looks awful.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on October 17, 2014, 02:48:32 PM
Finished The Evil Within and it definitely deserves a spot in my top 10 horror games. There were enough twists and turns to keep my on my toes and the story was really unique. The final boss was just incredible. Ace game :tup

Playing Borderlands The Pre-Sequel now and having a blast. Better than the previous two games imo. The whole moon dynamic is great and adds a whole new layer of fun to an already super-fun series. The only thing I would add in is a drivable spaceship. Otherwise, phenomenal game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 17, 2014, 03:26:32 PM
Finished The Evil Within and it definitely deserves a spot in my top 10 horror games. There were enough twists and turns to keep my on my toes and the story was really unique. The final boss was just incredible. Ace game :tup

Playing Borderlands The Pre-Sequel now and having a blast. Better than the previous two games imo. The whole moon dynamic is great and adds a whole new layer of fun to an already super-fun series. The only thing I would add in is a drivable spaceship. Otherwise, phenomenal game.

I can't wait for that ! Waiting for it to come out on iMac because It doesn't look like it's gonna come out on PS4...


--- IN OTHER NEWS ---

My brand new PS4 kept throwing me out of Destiny because of poor WIFI. it's now on the floor on the other side of my room and it's been connected all evening :lol

I only have the one desk and my imac is on it. I need to get another cheap desk / table tomorrow :P
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on October 18, 2014, 02:52:02 PM
Finished the new Borderlands. I'm a bit disappointed that it's shorter than the previous two games and that there aren't as many places to explore, but otherwise I loved it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 18, 2014, 06:24:07 PM
Finished the new Borderlands. I'm a bit disappointed that it's shorter than the previous two games and that there aren't as many places to explore, but otherwise I loved it.

I'm gonna wait til it's on iMac.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 18, 2014, 06:24:36 PM
IN PREVIOUS NEWS ...


Killing people by punching them in the face is still the most satisfying thing on Destiny. :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on October 21, 2014, 02:58:55 PM
Got Alien Isolation yesterday, have to take a break though, and I'm not even at the part where you get the first scripted encounter with the Alien  :lol
Love it though, gets my blood pumping, and the ol' horror juices flowing.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on October 21, 2014, 03:12:05 PM
Im like 99% confirmed that I will be buying an xbox1 when I get back from my next work trip in November.  My brother is moving in with me and ill have someone to game with on a regular basis so id like to get a console and I really want the new Halo reboot plus I want the home entertainment features so xbox1 it is for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on October 21, 2014, 03:29:25 PM
Im like 99% confirmed that I will be buying an xbox1 when I get back from my next work trip in November.  My brother is moving in with me and ill have someone to game with on a regular basis so id like to get a console and I really want the new Halo reboot plus I want the home entertainment features so xbox1 it is for me.
Be sure to post your gamer tag man!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 21, 2014, 03:38:27 PM
For anyone that has PSN - I'm Kotow1701. :).

Add me or whatevs.

I've got Destiny and Need for Speed Rivals.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on October 21, 2014, 04:04:27 PM
Im like 99% confirmed that I will be buying an xbox1 when I get back from my next work trip in November.  My brother is moving in with me and ill have someone to game with on a regular basis so id like to get a console and I really want the new Halo reboot plus I want the home entertainment features so xbox1 it is for me.
Be sure to post your gamer tag man!

Well of I am able to reuse my old 360 tag (haven't used it in 2 years) it'll be cramx4 but I wouldn't mind making it cramx3 only reason I would keep the old if it keeps all my old info.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on October 21, 2014, 07:14:35 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I just encountered the Alien for the first time. I'm to scared to even think how the fuck I'm going to get around it!
Got the radar, decided to give my nerves a rest and play some Battlefield 4 :lol:
This game seriously has me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 22, 2014, 12:28:08 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I just encountered the Alien for the first time. I'm to scared to even think how the fuck I'm going to get around it!
Got the radar, decided to give my nerves a rest and play some Battlefield 4 :lol:
This game seriously has me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
Yep they really nailed the atmosphere. I shat my pants the first time and crawled up in a locker!  :lol Out of interest, where in the game did you encountere it? Because depending on how you act it can show up earlier.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on October 22, 2014, 07:56:59 AM
Yep, he shows up if you take too long to go with the tram on Mission 2 (i played again to confirm)  :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Obfuscation on October 22, 2014, 10:04:14 PM
For anyone that has PSN - I'm Kotow1701. :).

Add me or whatevs.

I've got Destiny and Need for Speed Rivals.

I'll add you but I don't have either one of those games right now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on October 22, 2014, 10:16:35 PM
It's an absolute shame that BF4 is just endlessly plagued with problems. Whether it's the glitches, or unplayable servers, it's a brilliant game that's  just ruined. I honestly don't mind playing Titanfall over it, but god damn would I love to actually play BF4.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on October 22, 2014, 10:38:06 PM
I couldn't possibly agree any more. I saw my friend playing it one day, and it just so happened to be one of those sessions of gaming that was perfect; no glitches, no lagging, no server issues, nothing went wrong. Naturally, I bought it right after leaving his house. I get to my house and have one of those child-like feelings of excitement when you know you're about to have hours of fun in an amazing new addiction of a game.... Annnnd... Nothing. Despite my PC dwarfing the recommended specs, the game ran like it had molasses in the gears, it was lagging severely despite my (at the time, at least) incredible ISP. Everything was going for me, and yet the game was unplayable, quite literally.

I can't remember many other gaming experiences in which I was so utterly frustrated I wanted to cry and fart on the game and send it to the developers with the fart somehow still lingering. It was horrible... I still try to play it every now and again and it's..."playable". As in, it's technically possible now, but it's one hell of an annoying experience. It's a true shame because, while it's different for everyone, I just happened to have that set-up, or specific file, etc. etc. that makes it just wonky as all hell. I'll go to my friend's...he's playing it fine. It's the most frustrating thing I've ever experienced in gaming.

Lil' rant there.  :lol But it really is mind-boggling to me, how that shit works. Computers are so singular and so unique that people can have the exact same set-up and the same game and they'll have two starkly different experiences and issues.

For now, my gaming time is being spent on Shadow of Morder (Just got the new Dark Hand skin..so awesome; especially since the game is now pretty much glitch free for me) and the new Pokemon OR/AS special demo. I'm about to finish it but it's cool having a pokemon with a Megastone and a few batches of items to send to the full game once I get them. I've also gotta remember to pick up dat SHINY Gengar at Gamestop tomorrow...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on October 23, 2014, 08:34:54 AM
It's an absolute shame that BF4 is just endlessly plagued with problems. Whether it's the glitches, or unplayable servers, it's a brilliant game that's  just ruined. I honestly don't mind playing Titanfall over it, but god damn would I love to actually play BF4.
After that recent big patch, I've had no problems with it. In fact, it plays better than ever now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on October 23, 2014, 09:04:01 AM
It's an absolute shame that BF4 is just endlessly plagued with problems. Whether it's the glitches, or unplayable servers, it's a brilliant game that's  just ruined. I honestly don't mind playing Titanfall over it, but god damn would I love to actually play BF4.
After that recent big patch, I've had no problems with it. In fact, it plays better than ever now.
I've almost never not had problems come up, but every other game plays great online, with a few rocky patches thanks to a mediocre Internet service
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 23, 2014, 09:35:30 AM
Yeah I got a PS4 for my birthday with Destiny and after two hours of updating everything via WIFI - it turned out my house WIFI wasn't strong enough to ACTUALLY play the game..... :emo:




But luckily - all i had to do was move my PS4 to the opposite end of my bedroom and now it works fine. :)

I've always thought relying on internet to play a game was a stupid idea.

What if you REALLY want to play Destiny and you have no internet ? I guess you wouldn't buy a PS4 either but that's really unfair.

There should be an option to just play a version of the game with no online multiplayer at all.

There is on Need For Speed Rivals - my other game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on October 23, 2014, 10:15:28 AM
Sure, but Destiny is a game that was always intended to be online-only.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on October 23, 2014, 11:49:36 AM
It looks like a game that should be big enough for a big singleplayer plot.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on October 23, 2014, 11:50:30 AM
It looks like a game that should be big enough for a big singleplayer plot.
It does have a single player plot. Story was very aloof in this one(you get most of the plot from the cards you can earn and read online) but this is a franchise they have mapped out concept wise for the next ten years.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on October 23, 2014, 11:57:43 AM
Then why are we calling it an online-only game if there is singleplayer?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on October 23, 2014, 11:59:52 AM
Because you still need to be connected to Bungie's servers in order to play.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on October 23, 2014, 12:04:04 PM
Well that's just dumb.  :tdwn
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on October 23, 2014, 12:06:45 PM
Well that's just dumb.  :tdwn
If you can't connect to the internet in the year 2014 while living in a first world nation, that's what's dumb.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: snapple on October 23, 2014, 12:14:14 PM
Gamer

































Gate.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on October 23, 2014, 12:17:25 PM
Well that's just dumb.  :tdwn
If you can't connect to the internet in the year 2014 while living in a first world nation, that's what's dumb.

I agree everyone should have internet by now. I don't agree with forcing someone to be online when what they're doing shouldn't require them to be online. When it's singleplayer, you're ALONE, and you want to be. Therefore, you shouldn't have to be online. If your internet is particularly bad, the singleplayer is something to actually do. Not in this case, however.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on October 23, 2014, 12:24:56 PM
You can still do public events or help other people out when playing single player. It's pretty dope. I helped out a dude struggling with a wave of enemies, did a dance of awesomeness, and drove away to go do my own mission.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on October 23, 2014, 12:38:01 PM
Well that's just dumb.  :tdwn
If you can't connect to the internet in the year 2014 while living in a first world nation, that's what's dumb.

I agree everyone should have internet by now. I don't agree with forcing someone to be online when what they're doing shouldn't require them to be online. When it's singleplayer, you're ALONE, and you want to be. Therefore, you shouldn't have to be online. If your internet is particularly bad, the singleplayer is something to actually do. Not in this case, however.


This. You shouldn't have to require a good internet connection to play a single player game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 23, 2014, 06:42:20 PM
Yeah. It's nothing less than absurd to require internet. It'd be like having a car where the radio wouldn't work unless you were in motion.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on October 24, 2014, 11:15:59 AM
That really is lame. I mean I find it odd that someone wouldn't have internet but that shouldn't matter anyway. It does suck though when your home internet goes out and you can't even play single player though. An unfortunate situation.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on October 24, 2014, 07:45:02 PM
Darksiders II is the free game of the month with Xbox Live, so I tried playing the first one again to have some backstory... and I gave up because it's such a terrible game, but people said II was waaaaaaay better. So far it's merely all right, I guess the jump controls respond properly.. The artwork is lolworthy at times though, the backgrounds are so poorly made that it doesn't make you feel like there's anything beyond whatsoever, it's just poorly painted in background, and I've never personally liked the games aesthetic nor it's character designs. The player camera is annoying as shit too. What an abysmal series. Characters also look ridiculous as well. Don't expect I'll play this long, really just waiting until a friends done recording music before I get back into Alien Isolation.


EDIT: Jesus fuck I can only play Alien Isolation in extremely small sprints. This game scares the everloving fuck out of me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on October 25, 2014, 01:41:21 AM
It dawned on me that last year, I was miffed because Sonic Lost World and Assassin's Creed IV were coming out the same day. I blew about $100 that day. This year? There's two Sonic games. There's two Assassin's Creed games. All four come out the same day.  Frick, I am so glad I have barely any interest in any of them.  :lol Smash is preordered, that's where my budget is going. The Sonic Boom games honestly don't look interesting, I don't have the PS4 for AC:Unity, and I'm iffy on whether I actually want to buy Rogue. But I do find the way the thing that happened last year is happening twice as bad this year hilarious.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on October 25, 2014, 05:06:01 AM
Hey guys! I will be participating in the Extra-Life fundraiser marathon (which starts in an hour) and am still a bit short of reaching my goal, so if any of you feel like donating $5 or so to help sick kids, I'd really appreciate it! Here's my pledge page:

http://www.extra-life.org/participant/ekovo

If you can't, you're still more than welcome to tune in to see me play here:

http://www.twitch.tv/biohazardextreme
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on October 27, 2014, 03:28:01 PM
Xbox One price drop: http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/27/7077223/xbox-one-sale (http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/27/7077223/xbox-one-sale)

Might bag one if I have the funds available.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 27, 2014, 05:57:39 PM
Civilization IV Theme - Baba Yetu - Peter Hollens & Malukah (http://youtu.be/17svtURunUk?list=UUgITW_70LNZFkNna7VsXbuQ)

Pretty damn epic although the original with the Royal Philharmonic is still equally epic.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on October 28, 2014, 04:24:26 AM
Valkyria Chronicles PC port confirmed by Sega  :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on October 28, 2014, 01:05:26 PM
 :omg: :metal :tup :tup :tup :tup :tup :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on October 28, 2014, 01:42:31 PM
 :omg:

Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition (http://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_xwing_special_edition)

Star Wars: TIE Fighter Special Edition (http://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_tie_fighter_special_edition)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on October 29, 2014, 11:36:22 AM
So Bungie announced the first expansion for Destiny. Bunch of new story stuff, 3 new maps for PvP, and 2 new strikes. Not too bad.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on October 29, 2014, 12:26:02 PM
Star Wars: Battlefront set for release christmas 2015. We'll see about that but I really hope DICE succeed with this one.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on October 29, 2014, 01:05:45 PM
So Nintendo turned a profit for the first time in 4 years.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on October 29, 2014, 10:25:01 PM
The upcoming zelda game is the missing link.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: XJDenton on October 30, 2014, 01:17:35 PM
Valkyria Chronicles PC port confirmed by Sega  :metal :metal :metal

Words cannot describe how happy I am to hear this. That was probably one of my top games from the last generation, and more people need to play it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on November 06, 2014, 10:03:26 AM
I dunno how this hasn't been posted yet but I shall be the one to spur your masturbation.

Majora's Mask 3DS. (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/11/05/zelda-majoras-mask-remake-is-coming-to-nintendo-3ds)

I AM SO FUCKING HYPE RIGHT NOW IT'S NOT EVEN PENIS. IT'S A BIT HARD-ON FOR THE LINKS AND THE ZELDA AND THAT BIG MOON IN 3DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!! AWE9O8TRUYWQPOKJNASD;FGKJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EVERYONE HYPE UP CAUSE IT'S SO HYPE YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! What a great day! Also, where I'm living, the perfect day for this announcement. Dark, gloomy, slightly rainy...I can hear the final day of the Clocktown theme right now. I love it. This is awesome; I really didn't think this would happen this soon.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on November 06, 2014, 01:07:37 PM
I dunno how this hasn't been posted yet but I shall be the one to spur your masturbation.

Don't worry, been on it since the announcement.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on November 06, 2014, 02:54:22 PM
WELL THEN YOU'LL HAVE TO MASTURBATE AGAIN.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on November 06, 2014, 03:19:54 PM
I dunno how this hasn't been posted yet but I shall be the one to spur your masturbation.

I did it first (:P):

Talking about remakes, Majora's Mask for 3DS was confirmed today by Nintendo.

That post wasn't in this thread though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on November 06, 2014, 07:36:42 PM
It's an awful feeling when you go 25/9 and your team still loses.
Call of Duty Ghosts has pretty much been "Dorky does amazing, the rest of his team blows and thus Dorky loses.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on November 06, 2014, 08:01:41 PM
It's an awful feeling when you go 25/9 and your team still loses.
Call of Duty Ghosts has pretty much been "Dorky does amazing, the rest of his team blows and thus Dorky loses.

That's how any team-based game works. One person can't usually carry a team of bad players, because if they're not killing the other team, and keep dying, even if you're good you're likely to be outnumbered in any encounter.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on November 06, 2014, 08:02:44 PM
It's an awful feeling when you go 25/9 and your team still loses.
Call of Duty Ghosts has pretty much been "Dorky does amazing, the rest of his team blows and thus Dorky loses.

That's how any team-based game works. One person can't usually carry a team of bad players, because if they're not killing the other team, and keep dying, even if you're good you're likely to be outnumbered in any encounter.
It's just worse than usual. Usually people aren't this bad, but I've got teammates running right by FIRING enemies, out in the open, and they just run around like chickens with their heads lopped off.

I also keep getting spawned right in front of enemies, which is always the best time ever!~ButtSparkles***
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on November 06, 2014, 10:01:41 PM
So Advanced Warfare is a pretty interesting game for me. I love some of the stuff added, love the look, appreciate so much of the game, and yet hate playing it to some degree. With the exo-movements it becomes everything I hate in a shooter. You move as quick as possible, sling bullets everywhere, and are dead the moment you stand still pretty much anywhere.

I like there to be some strategic aspects to my play, and AW pretty much eliminated that completely. Playing classic matches helps a bit at least.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on November 07, 2014, 01:00:47 AM
You know what, we disagree about how the strategy has left exactly, but I agree that a lot of strategy has left. Not really in fast paced gameplay(going off of Ghosts here, if I ever get Advanced Warfare it'll be a ways down the road) but it's almost impossible to compete unless you have a thermal scope. I literally can't see people almost right in front of me a lot of the time, and I'm paying attention and all that jazz, but with the thermal scope, everybody's lit up like a christmas light AND EVERYBODY HAS THERMALS ATTACHED TO WEAPONS THAT CAN USE IT, which is 99% of them. I personally really like this dlc gun the ripper, I think it has a super fun mechanic to it where it switches between an smg and an assault rifle and I wish CoD would focus more on that sort of stuff. It's really cool but because now CoD's a game of hide'n'seek I'm pretty much stuck with using guns with thermal that are good, but I don't like nearly as much as the ripper, or I just run right past people because they blend in so well or they just blast me as I run unawarely towards them. Then when I watch the killcam, they just watch me for awhile then pick me off from behind.
Shit is hella frustrating.

And don't even get me started on the spawning. Ghosts has the worst spawning I've ever seen in the CoD series. 90% I spawn right in front of an enemy, or with some enemies right behind me, and die instantly.

Also people who only use their mics to make the most annoying sounds in the world? I want to ram a pike up their ass and disembowel them, they are literally some of the most annoying people ever.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 08, 2014, 11:05:31 PM
To anyone who's played New Super Mario Bros. Wii, what are the controls like? As in, can you play it with regular controls only or does it force you to do that motion control bullshit? Also, can it be played without the nunchuk and, if so, does that cause you to miss out on any features?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on November 08, 2014, 11:20:49 PM
To anyone who's played New Super Mario Bros. Wii, what are the controls like? As in, can you play it with regular controls only or does it force you to do that motion control bullshit? Also, can it be played without the nunchuk and, if so, does that cause you to miss out on any features?
You can play it with just the Wiimote sideways, or Wiimote+Nunchuk. As for motion controls, there's a little bit - Mario's spin attack is performed by flicking the Wiimote, and his helicopter suit's ability is activated the same way. There's also these platforms that are tilted by tilting the Wiimote when Mario is on them.

You don't miss anything by not using the Nunchuk, but personally I prefer using it as I think the 1 and 2 buttons are not arranged favorably for a game where you will likely be holding one of the buttons down >90% of the time. I thought it was a little awkward when I tried it that way, so I use the Nunchuk. Although, the tilting platform controls are a little unintuitive when you are using Wiimote+Nunchuk but they don't pop up all that often.

I haven't played it much, I'm just on World 2, so my experience only covers the beginning of the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 08, 2014, 11:30:54 PM
Thanks for bolstering my knowledge :tup :heart
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on November 09, 2014, 05:31:11 AM
Once you finish it, make sure to play Newer Super Mario Bros Wii. It is a mod that completely changes the game, and in my opinion is far superior to the original. You can use both the Wiimote and the Nunchuck, though Newer also supports the classic controller. I recommended the Wiimote, as it feels the most similar to the NES games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on November 09, 2014, 06:21:25 AM
Played Advanced Warfare the other day. The new gadgets are pretty awesome, but would it kill them to actually let you choose your loadout before each level? I used to be a big fan of the CoD series, but the linearity and lack of freedom grate on me, especially after having played games like Borderlands. AW is a good game, but as usual there's a lot of missed opportunities. I doubt I'll be coming back to it anytime soon (which is why I'm glad I rented it and didn't buy).

Really looking forward to Assassin's Creed Rogue this week. Wish I could play Unity too but I'm too cheap to buy an Xbox One.

And next week is gonna be insane with Far Cry 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, and Shadow of Mordor all releasing on the same day!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on November 09, 2014, 06:47:36 AM
Played Advanced Warfare the other day. The new gadgets are pretty awesome, but would it kill them to actually let you choose your loadout before each level? I used to be a big fan of the CoD series, but the linearity and lack of freedom grate on me, especially after having played games like Borderlands. AW is a good game, but as usual there's a lot of missed opportunities. I doubt I'll be coming back to it anytime soon (which is why I'm glad I rented it and didn't buy).

Wait, there are people who play CoD for the campaign? I have yet to try AW, though it definitely seems to be a much needed evolution to the franchise from what I have seen of it. Does anyone know if it runs well on 7th gen consoles, specifically PS3?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 09, 2014, 09:31:15 AM
Once you finish it, make sure to play Newer Super Mario Bros Wii. It is a mod that completely changes the game.

I'm stupid as fuck with computers. What do I need to do to play this on a Wii U since I've never owned a Wii?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on November 09, 2014, 07:24:42 PM
Once you finish it, make sure to play Newer Super Mario Bros Wii. It is a mod that completely changes the game.

I'm stupid as fuck with computers. What do I need to do to play this on a Wii U since I've never owned a Wii?
Try this (http://newerteam.com/help/wiiu.html), though you will need a copy of SSBB. It comes from Newer's site. I have no experience with the Wii U, so I cannot confirm if it works. It is much simpler on the original Wii.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on November 11, 2014, 12:02:25 PM
So i'm a really casual gamer .. I used to be pretty hardcore back in the SNES - PS2 days but PS3 & Xbox360 lost me entirely.

What is it about Destiny that people have a massive problem with besides not much plot ?

I'm enjoying the hell out of it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on November 11, 2014, 12:03:22 PM
That's about it, and some who aren't used to an MMO type of set up can get pretty put off from the strike playlist/single player stuff.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on November 11, 2014, 12:05:16 PM
That's about it, and some who aren't used to an MMO type of set up can get pretty put off from the strike playlist/single player stuff.

I'd prefer MORE single player stuff because I wanted to do some bounties and strikes and public events yesterday but my internet was down so nope.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on November 11, 2014, 02:36:59 PM
Just Cause 3 have been announced!!  :metal

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/11/11/december-cover-revealed-just-cause-3-29401230.aspx
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on November 11, 2014, 02:45:26 PM
That's about it, and some who aren't used to an MMO type of set up can get pretty put off from the strike playlist/single player stuff.
Yep. My favorite complaint is that story missions/strikes are just "kill shit, push square, kill more shit, push square, kill a bullet sponge, end game" yet complain that there's not enough of them.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on November 11, 2014, 03:13:02 PM
Just Cause 3 have been announced!!  :metal

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/11/11/december-cover-revealed-just-cause-3-29401230.aspx
Awesome :metal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on November 11, 2014, 03:33:59 PM
So i'm a really casual gamer .. I used to be pretty hardcore back in the SNES - PS2 days but PS3 & Xbox360 lost me entirely.

What is it about Destiny that people have a massive problem with besides not much plot ?

I'm enjoying the hell out of it.

Because the game was hyped as the best game ever and, when it came out, most people thought it was only decent and worse.
As far as to why they thought that, there's lots of detailed reviews out there.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on November 11, 2014, 03:59:41 PM
Just Cause 3 have been announced!!  :metal

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/11/11/december-cover-revealed-just-cause-3-29401230.aspx

YES!
No PS3 for sure?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on November 11, 2014, 07:56:15 PM
We're a year into the new console cycle, which means the only ones who'll probably keep making retail games for the previous ones are the yearly sports titles.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on November 12, 2014, 05:42:48 AM
Just Cause 3 have been announced!!  :metal

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/11/11/december-cover-revealed-just-cause-3-29401230.aspx
Cool! The last one was absolutely ridiculous.  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on November 12, 2014, 05:49:59 AM
Yea JC2 was a fun game. Have you tried the MP mod? Full blown chaos!  :lol

I wonder if they implement mp sandbox in JC3, wouldn't be surprised if the mod team got hired.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on November 12, 2014, 06:12:08 AM
Yea JC2 was a fun game. Have you tried the MP mod? Full blown chaos!  :lol

I wonder if they implement mp sandbox in JC3, wouldn't be surprised if the mod team got hired.
Never could, I played the PS3 version. But the YouTube videos look insane.  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on November 12, 2014, 11:00:17 AM
Yea JC2 was a fun game. Have you tried the MP mod? Full blown chaos!  :lol
Do you mean, like... I can actually cross the crooked step? Sick.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on November 12, 2014, 11:21:16 AM
Can't wait for Dragon Age: Inquisition!!  Really insightful review of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySkWNrTgYmM
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on November 12, 2014, 11:24:05 AM
Got an xbox1 and Halo Masterchief collection.  I am cramx4 on xbox live.  Probably wont be playing until Thursday evening or Saturday though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on November 12, 2014, 03:41:27 PM
Got an xbox1 and Halo Masterchief collection.  I am cramx4 on xbox live.  Probably wont be playing until Thursday evening or Saturday though.

Matchmaking is full of issues right now (yeah, the launch was a disaster). Microsoft say they will fix it this week. (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/fix-underway-for-halo-the-master-chief-collection-/1100-6423530/)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on November 12, 2014, 03:42:56 PM
Valkyria Chronicles Smashes All Expectations to Reach Number One on Steam! (http://blogs.sega.com/2014/11/12/valkyria-chronicles-smashes-all-expectations-to-reach-number-one-on-steam/)

Cool, i hope Sega starts to hear their fans more from now on. Bring the ports  :metal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on November 12, 2014, 03:53:48 PM
Set up my Gamecube alongside my PS4 just now :



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2RoZ6fIcAA5p61.jpg:large)



 :metal :metal Gaming Corner is taking shape !
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on November 12, 2014, 04:07:49 PM
 :tup :tup Good stuff, the waking of the winds, I see. But..

I'm really disappointed in you.

No black walls covered in feces. No carcases of small animals. No crusty socks, toilet paper and/or tissues with a half-empty bottle of lotion.

For shame....FOR. SHAME.

I actually haven't been playing games much recently, but I will be glued to my 3DS once Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire come out, and then just days after that Persona Q. 3DS is gonna be my bitch. I'm kinda surprised in myself in that I haven't played a PC game in a while and I don't think I will for a bit. I'm finding that I've finally started waking up to the fact that I really don't enjoy many of the games I initially get excited for. Hell, a game I've played more in over a year is still sitting at 48 hours, Shadow of Mordor, and I most certainly will not finish it. Other than the classics and/or the safe bet of an RPG, games are more a distraction than actual entertainment and something I can get lost in as they once were. Perhaps a reflection more on me than the games these days but I have a feeling it's a bit of both. Ramble done. Shin Megami Tensei time... PERSONA Q WHERE YOU AT BRO?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on November 12, 2014, 04:14:37 PM
Got an xbox1 and Halo Masterchief collection.  I am cramx4 on xbox live.  Probably wont be playing until Thursday evening or Saturday though.
I'll add ya tonight  :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on November 12, 2014, 04:35:36 PM
I'm finding that I've finally started waking up to the fact that I really don't enjoy many of the games I initially get excited for.

I feel you. That Gamecube (in my case, emulated), per example, gave me much more entertainment this year than the last gen games i've played. Even though i never was a graphics whore, i feared i wouldn't be able to enjoy these older games because of the graphics. In the end, i was blown away by games like Metroid Prime (:hefdaddy), REmake, even Pikmin.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on November 12, 2014, 04:48:56 PM
In the end, i was blown away by games like Metroid Prime ( :hefdaddy ), REmake, even Pikmin.
Fuck yeah, Metroid Prime 1 and 2 kick lots of asses - so does REmake and Melee and Eternal Darkness and RE4.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on November 12, 2014, 04:54:33 PM
I'm finding that I've finally started waking up to the fact that I really don't enjoy many of the games I initially get excited for.

I feel you. That Gamecube (in my case, emulated), per example, gave me much more entertainment this year than the last gen games i've played. Even though i never was a graphics whore, i feared i wouldn't be able to enjoy these older games because of the graphics. In the end, i was blown away by games like Metroid Prime (:hefdaddy), REmake, even Pikmin.

Most definitely. Metroid Prime is still one of my few adored memories of just being utterly sucked into a world and taken away. I remember scouring every inch of the world for the lore, scanning every enemy, just taking it all in. I haven't felt like...well, perhaps since that time. I'm glad you mentioned REmake because I am so excited that they're bringing an HD REREmake (  :lol ) to the PC. That'll be one that I play fervently till I reach 100%. It's just funny what really sucks me in now are the remakes and HD ports of older games. Don't get me wrong, there's some games that look great that'll be coming out in the next year or so but it's a real rarity for me to actually finish any of these games anymore when back in the day I'd be trying to 150% a game.

Emulators are great but it'll be nice having an actual HD remake if it's optimized properly and I can properly support the devs. Granted, I don't feel bad at all for playing emulators considering I once owned almost every game/system I emulate, but it's not quite the same.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on November 12, 2014, 05:58:48 PM
In the end, i was blown away by games like Metroid Prime ( :hefdaddy ), REmake, even Pikmin.
Fuck yeah, Metroid Prime 1 and 2 kick lots of asses - so does REmake and Melee and Eternal Darkness and RE4.


I still love Super Metroid on SNES.


" The Last Metroid Is In Captivity. The Galaxy Is At Peace. "
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on November 12, 2014, 07:40:39 PM
So apparently... Assassin's Creed Unity shit the bed. Glaring performance issues, graphical issues and bugs on all platforms. Microtransactions everywhere. Reviews being pulled. Damage control on their FB page. Great job, Ubisoft.

Still might pick up Rogue though. I'm not hearing anything bad about that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on November 12, 2014, 09:09:26 PM
So apparently... Assassin's Creed Unity shit the bed. Glaring performance issues, graphical issues and bugs on all platforms. Microtransactions everywhere. Reviews being pulled. Damage control on their FB page. Great job, Ubisoft.

Still might pick up Rogue though. I'm not hearing anything bad about that.
Damn, that sucks. I'll definitely still play it at some point once I get an XB1 but I really hope they create a patch in the meantime.

As for Rogue, I just finished the story and it was great. Played it on my 360 and didn't really notice any glitches.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on November 12, 2014, 10:31:30 PM
So apparently... Assassin's Creed Unity shit the bed. Glaring performance issues, graphical issues and bugs on all platforms. Microtransactions everywhere. Reviews being pulled. Damage control on their FB page. Great job, Ubisoft.

Still might pick up Rogue though. I'm not hearing anything bad about that.
Damn, that sucks. I'll definitely still play it at some point once I get an XB1 but I really hope they create a patch in the meantime.

As for Rogue, I just finished the story and it was great. Played it on my 360 and didn't really notice any glitches.

Good to hear. I was more interested in Rogue anyway, given its ties to AC 3 and 4 and getting to play from the Templar side of things for a full game. I'm also probably going to pick up "The Americas Collection" so I can play Liberation as well.

I'm ready for a new time period though. With AC3, AC4, Liberation, Unity and Rogue, that's five games dedicated to the 1700s.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on November 12, 2014, 10:51:58 PM
Got the new AC free with my xbox1, I actually dont plan on ever playing it though.  Dont think Ill ever have the time to sit back and play a single player for awhile.  Hence why I got Halo, a simple game to pick up when you get some time to kill.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on November 13, 2014, 08:14:27 AM
Can't Tuesday get here already so I can get Dragon Age: Inquisition???
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on November 13, 2014, 08:45:55 AM
So, after skipping all AC since AC3, I decided I'd give a game on a new gen a try. And WTF. I swear they have continued to make the movement worse with every subsequent game. And it was the first game to freeze my PS4. It'll be getting traded right back.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on November 13, 2014, 06:23:36 PM
In more positive news, the first Mario Kart 8 DLC is out and it's fantastic. Mute City ftw!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on November 13, 2014, 07:29:24 PM
So, after skipping all AC since AC3, I decided I'd give a game on a new gen a try. And WTF. I swear they have continued to make the movement worse with every subsequent game. And it was the first game to freeze my PS4. It'll be getting traded right back.
You should've played BF instead. It's really fun!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 13, 2014, 09:23:25 PM
I heard from someone I used to work with (and is currently employed in electronics retail) that there might be a $400 PS4 bundle with GTA V. Anyone hip to this?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on November 14, 2014, 05:08:08 AM
So, after skipping all AC since AC3, I decided I'd give a game on a new gen a try. And WTF. I swear they have continued to make the movement worse with every subsequent game. And it was the first game to freeze my PS4. It'll be getting traded right back.
You should've played BF instead. It's really fun!
Or Rogue if you have a last-gen console. It's pretty similar to BF gameplay-wise but with some minor additions and refinements. No performance issues as far as I could tell.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on November 14, 2014, 06:21:50 AM
Ps4 games are quite pricey so I'll have to choose between The Crew or GTA5.

However - GTA will have more variety and I already have a racing / driving game.

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on November 14, 2014, 06:36:02 AM
I heard from someone I used to work with (and is currently employed in electronics retail) that there might be a $400 PS4 bundle with GTA V. Anyone hip to this?

I havent heard anything, but just commenting on the price/bundle thing.  I just bought my xbox1 over the weekend for $350 and it came with both the old and new AC.  Pretty good value I thought considering the system is only about a year old now.  I bought my old xbox360 for 400 after it was out longer than a year and it came with no games.  Also, the xbox1 with two games was cheaper than my gtx 770 graphics card which also came with the old AC.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on November 16, 2014, 09:28:15 AM
Can't Tuesday get here already so I can get Dragon Age: Inquisition???

Monday at 9pm PST! Already pre-loaded the game, did a bunch of system maintenance yesterday, and am completing my story in Dragon Age: Keep (http://www.dragonagekeep.com) today.

I work 6am-3pm, so I'll probably take a nap as soon as I get home on Monday, then immerse myself into Thedas (THEDragonAgeSetting) until I leave for work at 5:30 on Tuesday.

:caffeine: :caffeine: :caffeine:

^Me on red bull at work
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on November 16, 2014, 02:10:27 PM
So my home internet was being flaky the night I first opened my new Xbox one.  My home internet is FiOS and normally very good and consistent so I assumed the Xbox and maybe Xbox live were messed up because downloading system and game updates were taking too long and the Xbox said my network connection was good. Anyway after a week of struggling to get any of my games to update and therefore unable to play them, I finally had to download the Xbox OS and forc the Xbox to boot off a USB drive and fix the OS. It actually worked and I can enjoy the system. I assume my bad internet that first time using it caused it to download a corrupt OS update.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on November 17, 2014, 12:44:57 PM
Question: I'm not a huge fan of pure RPGs, but I don't mind some RPG elements and I love games with a great story. Do you guys think DA: Inquisition is worth a try?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on November 17, 2014, 03:21:20 PM
Question: I'm not a huge fan of pure RPGs, but I don't mind some RPG elements and I love games with a great story. Do you guys think DA: Inquisition is worth a try?

I would wait for gameplay/reviews.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on November 17, 2014, 03:31:35 PM
I actually think IGN's review (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/11/11/dragon-age-inquisition-review) is pretty good, despite me abhorring most of what they do nowadays and their sophomore journalism. That said, even if you're not into 'pure' (I'm assuming you mean turn-based, ala Final Fantasy, Pokemon) RPGs, this is still an extremely heavy RPG game, it's just based around a battle system that is more action-oriented than turn-based games. It's got the usual RPG-heavy elements of leveling up, gaining and distributing attributes, equipping specific sets of weapons, armor, modifiers and is still fairly based in the old-school RPG realm without being specifically turn-based. Also, as noted in the review, the plot of this one seems to be lacking a bit than in other entries; I've only played a handful of hours so far but the story is most definitely not the thing keeping me going; it's pretty run of the mill as far as fantasy games go. I've got a feeling this will be a game I enjoy for a few months and don't end up finishing...

It's temporary fun, don't get me wrong, but it's also hardly anything new in terms of mechanics, story, direction, etc. If you've got extra money to spend, try it out, if not...I'd say you would probably be better off with something more up your ally. I myself, as an avid RPG (of all kinds) fan, am thinking I probably would've been better off waiting for something else. Don't take my word for it though, reading rainbow. Ba dum dum doo.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on November 17, 2014, 03:55:41 PM
Question: I'm not a huge fan of pure RPGs, but I don't mind some RPG elements and I love games with a great story. Do you guys think DA: Inquisition is worth a try?
Bioshock, definitely.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on November 17, 2014, 04:20:38 PM
Final Fantasy XII is certainly a lot different than its turn-based counterparts that precede and succeed it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on November 17, 2014, 08:48:39 PM
Question: I'm not a huge fan of pure RPGs, but I don't mind some RPG elements and I love games with a great story. Do you guys think DA: Inquisition is worth a try?
Judging by the previous games in the series, probably not? The Dragon Age games are not noted for having great stories (IMO, they're good but nothing revolutionary) but more for how the sum of their parts are greater than the whole. I guess it depends upon what aspect of RPG's you don't like, but, in general, I'd say you should probably look elsewhere for a good story. :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on November 18, 2014, 07:53:04 AM
Helpful stuff guys. Thanks. I think I will pass for now but maybe pick up in a few months when the price drops.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on November 18, 2014, 03:52:05 PM
I, for one, am loving Inquisition. And as a follower of the lore, I love that my "Herald of Andraste" is a Dalish mage. :lol

Also, there's so much stuff to do!! I found my first dragon just wandering around in my 4th hour and I nope'd the hell out of there!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on November 18, 2014, 04:30:30 PM
Far Cry 4 is fucking awesome
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on November 22, 2014, 03:10:01 AM
Vac bans (Valves Anti-cheat software) has hit several CS:GO pro players just days before a big tournament:

http://csgo.gamebanana.com/news/21178

It's sad that people do all kinds of trick to cheat and get away with it. When the price is up to $250.000 people get greedy though.
It's apparently only the beginning and more bans are to be expected.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 22, 2014, 03:51:45 AM
I'm heavily leaning toward getting a PS4 bundled with GTA V and The Last of Us on black Friday. The only problem is the XB1 has that Assassin's Creed bundle which is way more attractively priced. Here's the breakdown:

PS4: $400 and two free games.

XB1: $330, two free games, $50 gift card, and $10 off a controller if bought at the same time as the console.


I figure the quickest way to speed up the comparison is to factor in all the bonuses to see what they end up making the consoles cost respectively as a net cost.


PS4: Two games=$110 off of $400 making it a net cost of $290.

XB1: Two games, $50 gift card, and $10 controller discount=$170 off of $330 making it a net cost of $160.


Basically, I've never been a fan of XB1 because of the DRM thing but I understand they've recanted on much of it. Are there still any unusual limitations on loaning or selling your games for it? In general, what are the big pluses and minuses of both consoles? Bottom line: is it foolish to get lured in by the XB1's much better price?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on November 22, 2014, 03:53:09 AM
I'm heavily leaning toward getting a PS4 bundled with GTA V and The Last of Us on black Friday. The only problem is the XB1 has that Assassin's Creed bundle which is way more attractively priced. Here's the breakdown:

PS4: $400 and two free games.

XB1: $330, two free games, $50 gift card, and $10 off a controller if bought at the same time as the console.


I figure the quickest way to speed up the comparison is to factor in all the bonuses to see what they end up making the consoles cost respectively as a net cost.


PS4: Two games=$120 off of $400 making it a net cost of $280.

XB1: Two games, $50 gift card, and $10 controller discount off of $330 making it a net cost of

XB1 = game with Dork Castle. Just saying.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 22, 2014, 04:04:28 AM
Sorry for the incomplete post above. I went back and edited in all the specifics on the price comparisons. Sorry bout missing our MK8 date last friday too. I wanna get that going soon. I just wanna make sure it's on a day where I have a good two hours to focus on it. Also, a game with dark cockle sounds swell.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on November 22, 2014, 12:30:09 PM
XB1 doesn't have any limitations on selling or loaning so you'd be good there :)
It really just comes down to the exclusives you wanna play and both consoles have and will have fantastic exclusives. And who you want to game with :P

Also you're all good on missing Friday mario kart, I forgot to bring that to my parents last week anyways haha
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on November 22, 2014, 03:52:01 PM
The big selling point for me on xbox1 over ps4 was the whole xbox1 is a media device.  Really cool how you can so seamlessly use the TV through the xbox1.  Also, I am a big Halo fan so theres that too, plus the price is pretty good right now.  Im sure the PS4 has better graphics and good exclusives as well.  In the end, if i want good graphics, Ill play on my PC anyway.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on November 22, 2014, 04:19:22 PM
The big selling point for me on xbox1 over ps4 was the whole xbox1 is a media device.  Really cool how you can so seamlessly use the TV through the xbox1.  Also, I am a big Halo fan so theres that too, plus the price is pretty good right now.  Im sure the PS4 has better graphics and good exclusives as well.  In the end, if i want good graphics, Ill play on my PC anyway.
PS4 has slightly better hardware, but it's pretty close anyways.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 22, 2014, 07:13:35 PM
The big selling point for me on xbox1 over ps4 was the whole xbox1 is a media device.  Really cool how you can so seamlessly use the TV through the xbox1.

How does it differ from regular TV viewing? Be as thorough as you care to be and thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on November 22, 2014, 07:29:47 PM
The big selling point for me on xbox1 over ps4 was the whole xbox1 is a media device.  Really cool how you can so seamlessly use the TV through the xbox1.

How does it differ from regular TV viewing? Be as thorough as you care to be and thanks for the help.

The TV itself doesn't differ but I have it set that when I turn on the TV and Xbox it automatically puts the TV on and then I can hit the Xbox button and it puts the TV in a smaller window on a windows 8 looking interface and then I can keep watching or pick a game to play. Then while I am loading a multiplayer math I can hit the Xbox button and go back to the TV while it loads. It also has the TV guide built into the Xbox. It makes my tv remote control not needed.  It would do more if I also had the kinnect.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 22, 2014, 07:39:03 PM
Thanks brah!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on November 22, 2014, 09:04:22 PM
Spent so much time on Smash Bros. for Wii U today that I almost feel ill.  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 22, 2014, 09:18:27 PM
Of all things, I spent 17 1/2 hours playing The Minish Cap one day a few months ago. Pretty sure that's a personal record.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on November 23, 2014, 12:46:56 AM
Digging Far Cry 4 a lot. It's pretty similar to FC3 but I'm not complaining.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on November 23, 2014, 08:52:41 AM
Finished up a replay of HL2 that I started, oh, 2 years ago? I forgot how annoying your 'allies' are during the final missions are. They spent more time blocking me, getting blown up by grenades, and throwing themselves into bullets than they did allying me. By the final Strider battle I just wanted to gun them down myself.

"Hey look, it's Freeman! Let's follow him!"
"No! GTFO of my way!"

Next up? Back to X-Com: Enemy Unknown, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Wasteland 2. Hopefully Wasteland 2 has had most of the bugs patched out of it by now.

Question for all 3DS owners out there. I'm thinking about getting either a 3DS or 3DSXL. You can turn off the 3D right? 3D tends to give me headaches and look awful so that's a bit of a deal breaker. Are there any differences between the two systems that are worth noting? I know the screens on the XL are larger and the speakers are smaller and shittier (no big deal, I'll use earbuds prolly) but not much beyond that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on November 23, 2014, 08:57:37 AM
Question for all 3DS owners out there. I'm thinking about getting either a 3DS or 3DSXL. You can turn off the 3D right? 3D tends to give me headaches and look awful so that's a bit of a deal breaker. Are there any differences between the two systems that are worth noting? I know the screens on the XL are larger and the speakers are smaller and shittier (no big deal, I'll use earbuds prolly) but not much beyond that.

Yes, you can turn off the 3D any time. The 3D setting is a slider on the side of the screen, so it's not game controlled in anyway. If you don't want it, you don't have to use it at all.
I never use it, because besides hurting my eyes after a while, it limits the viewing angle severely and gives slightly worse graphics (the colours aren't as vibrant, and it turns off what little AA the thing can occasionally manage)

As far as I know, the only major difference between the 3DS and the 3DS XL is the screen size, and I think the battery life may be slightly better too. The 3DS XL also looks a little slicker than the slightly boxier 3DS, and might be slightly more comfortable to hold. I can't remember, although I've played both plenty.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on November 23, 2014, 09:03:07 AM
It's also worth noting that a newer, better model of the 3DS is coming out next year (along with games that will only play on it), and even if you're not interested in that, the prices of the current ones might steadily go down after that on releases.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on November 23, 2014, 12:20:45 PM
^ That, VERILY. It's pretty amazing what they've done with it; my friend works for a college tech-zine and somehow got the New3DSLL (Japan's "XL") and it is fucking incredible how perfected the viewing is on that thing. It's truly a beautiful system and I am getting on day one. Along with increased RAM, better design options on the hardware itself, and of course the expanded viewing in 3D, the colors are a bit more vibrant, the sound seems to be drastically improved (which was a personal HUGE pet peeve of mine on many games) and the battery life has been increased pretty drastically (They've released specs on it but I can't remember exactly how much, but it's a good amount of time).

All in all, this isn't Ninty doing their old schtick, this seems to be a genuine awesome upgrade for anyone that is looking to upgrade soon (it'll be out Q1 in the US of 2015 if you can wait). I CANNOT FUCKING WAIT FOR XENOBLADE AHHHHH~~~~
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 23, 2014, 06:19:57 PM
it'll be out Q1 in the US of 2015

I've only heard people hint at this. You got a link? Cuz I'm dying to get it and want reassurance.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on November 23, 2014, 10:22:59 PM
Oh I didn't realize there was a new one coming out. I might just wait till that comes out before I make any decisions. I wasn't planning on getting one until next year at the earliest so waiting a little longer won't be too bad, I guess.

Thanks for the infoz!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: jingle.boy on November 23, 2014, 10:37:42 PM
The PS4 vs XB1 debate comes down to exclusives for me.  Infamous (not the current game, but I'm counting on futures), along with Uncharted do it for me (probably helps that I have a PS3 and those franchises).  The Order looks pretty good.  Forza and Halo have never intrigued me enough to switch.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 24, 2014, 02:13:35 AM
Yeah. Goldeneye's the only FPS that's ever wowed me (I plan on trying more in the future though) so Halo will hold zero sway for me as of now. As for Forza, I haven't cared for racers since the holy arcade trifecta of Daytona USA/Sega Rally/Cruis'n'(franchise) plus Wipeout for PS so I'd probably need a gun to my head to blindly buy a racer.

My biggest exclusive for either console would likely be Killer Instinct but, despite the fact that I can look past the lukewarm reviews due to good faith instilled by the original, the DLC pricing is wiggita wiggita wack.

Beyond these factors, I like how the PS4 controller has a touch pad which seems like UI selections will be far more easily navigable thus making the $10 difference in price okay with me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on November 24, 2014, 07:05:06 AM
After being very down on COD, I got AW for the xbox1 and I have to say I am actually enjoying it.  I was not planning on getting this game and it was kind of an impulse buy, but with Halo's multiplayer not really working atm, I need to fill my online console void.  The Exo abilities add a lot to the game and give it a bit of a different feel, while still having the core COD gameplay and feel.  I also enjoyed a bunch of the maps that I played. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on November 25, 2014, 11:51:14 AM
PERSONA Q~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's fucking amazing! Awesome SMT/Persona combat, great voice acting, beautiful artwork, interesting story even if you've played P3/4 to death and it's got some wonderful 3D that doesn't strain the eyes but still looks really cool, especially with the 1st person perspective most of the time. Only a few hours in but this is definitely going to bump down Pokemon for me. I'm gonna be addicted to this for quite some time. DEMON HUNTING - BEGIN!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on November 25, 2014, 07:09:11 PM
Far Cry 4 is fucking awesome

Oh you said Far Cry. For a moment I thought you said KillZone 4 for some reason - which was really boring.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on November 28, 2014, 04:14:31 AM
Bored, so I'm making a most anticipated games of 2015 list:

Halo 5: Guardians
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The Witcher 3
Battlefield Hardline
Batman: Arkham Knight
Just Cause 3
The Legend of Zelda
Tom Clancy's The Division
Rainbow Six Siege

And I'm still itching to play the new Dragon Age and Shadow of Mordor.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on November 28, 2014, 09:55:53 AM
Picked up Wolfenstein for $20 on the steam sale. Now I get to go through the long, fun process of waiting for all 40 gigs (?!) of it to finish downloading. I should be able to play in about a week I think.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on November 28, 2014, 09:26:30 PM
Just ordered the Xbox One AC: Unity bundle!  :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on November 29, 2014, 04:51:16 AM
Just ordered the Xbox One AC: Unity bundle!  :metal :metal :metal

Grats, brah! Hope you have a blast.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on November 29, 2014, 05:57:51 PM
Thanks, man. :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on November 30, 2014, 02:03:45 PM
I didn't know where else to put this but is anyone else kind of dumbfounded with the commercials for these RTS phone app games like Game of War and Clash of Clans? They'll show this ridiculously over the top battle and whatnot and then the quick preview of the actual game at the end shows an RTS game on a small screen with crappy graphics. I mean nothing in the commercial even translates into what the product actually shows.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: RuRoRul on November 30, 2014, 02:16:16 PM
I didn't know where else to put this but is anyone else kind of dumbfounded with the commercials for these RTS phone app games like Game of War and Clash of Clans? They'll show this ridiculously over the top battle and whatnot and then the quick preview of the actual game at the end shows an RTS game on a small screen with crappy graphics. I mean nothing in the commercial even translates into what the product actually shows.
Yeah, I always wonder when I see those adverts "Doesn't that just remind people how much better games could be and how crappy the phone game is in comparison?"
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on November 30, 2014, 08:32:52 PM
Any recommendations for a decent gaming wireless headphones guys?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on November 30, 2014, 08:37:47 PM
Me and pretty much me entire clan has these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00886XQNQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are awesome, and you aren't going to beat that price. Just look for what you might need extra for your system. PS3 they work flawlessly, but for PS4 you need a cord between controller and headphones. Not sure about XBox.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on December 01, 2014, 02:57:40 AM
Any recommendations for a decent gaming wireless headphones guys?

I use Logitech G930s for my computer and I love them.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 01, 2014, 05:37:56 AM
Played FC4 for a couple of days now and it's pretty fun. Very similar to FC3 though. It's a bit annoying when you get attacked by various animals during a mission. Your trying to shoot enemies and all of a sudden a hawk tries to rape your face, seconds later a tiger eats on your leg all while your trying to complete the damn mission.  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 01, 2014, 07:05:27 AM
I loved FC3, but I'm not really interested in FC4. It looks exactly the same. It looks more like FC3.5.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 01, 2014, 07:32:04 AM
Familiar gameplay but hardly Far Cry 3.5
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 01, 2014, 07:54:44 AM
Any recommendations for a decent gaming wireless headphones guys?

I use these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HVBPRUO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

When I bought them, they had just come out and were $40 cheaper. I have no complaints about them and love the fact that the mic is built in.

(http://media.officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk/files/2014/01/PS4-headset.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on December 01, 2014, 08:29:24 AM
Thanks for the recommendations fellas, I was hoping there weren't gonna be so many options, I looked at the Sony Pulse (http://www.amazon.com/Edition-Wireless-Headset-PlayStation-3-63089006306200/dp/B0087OZ5FG) and the Turtle Beach Ear Force PX4 (http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Surround-PlayStation-Headset-TBS-3276-01-4/dp/B00EI4V3X2).

Me and pretty much me entire clan has these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00886XQNQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are awesome, and you aren't going to beat that price. Just look for what you might need extra for your system. PS3 they work flawlessly, but for PS4 you need a cord between controller and headphones. Not sure about XBox.

What's "X-Ray"? And what's that black thing that looks like wah pedal?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 01, 2014, 08:42:44 AM
I have a friend that has two different headsets with the rumble packs in them. I'm not a huge fan. It destroys your battery life too. One thing I'll say about the headset I posted a few posts back, they last me over 8 hours on a charge.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on December 01, 2014, 09:16:12 AM
The built in mic is a huge advantage for me since I don't even need the mic so it's better that it wouldn't be in the way.
Is it comfortable enough on your ears on long gaming sessions? Does it get hot or sweaty under there?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 01, 2014, 09:28:45 AM
The built in mic is a huge advantage for me since I don't even need the mic so it's better that it wouldn't be in the way.
Is it comfortable enough on your ears on long gaming sessions? Does it get hot or sweaty under there?

It's incredibly light to be honest with you. I was really surprised the first time I used them. I fall asleep with them on all the time and don't even realize they are there. I never feel hot or sweaty with them on either. The other nice thing about them is that you can plug an auxiliary cable to them and use them with an MP3 player if you wish.

I highly highly highly recommend those headphones.

1,175 Reviews
5 star: (811)
4 star: (216)
3 star: (77)
2 star: (35)
1 star: (36)

Can't argue with those numbers.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on December 01, 2014, 12:53:15 PM
Picking it up after work tonight, thanks bud.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 01, 2014, 01:05:30 PM
Nice. No problem. One word of advice... There is a switch that has the numbers 1 and 2 on it. I thought (I don't read directions) that was so you could designate which pair of headphones was which when playing two player or something... Turns out the number 2 setting is louder/has more bass than the number 1 setting. Use the number 2 setting.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on December 01, 2014, 01:20:30 PM
Beat Dragon Age: Inquisition in around 85 hours and I still have a shitton of side quests I have to do!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on December 02, 2014, 11:20:46 AM
Any recommendations for a decent gaming wireless headphones guys?

I use these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HVBPRUO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

When I bought them, they had just come out and were $40 cheaper. I have no complaints about them and love the fact that the mic is built in.

(http://media.officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk/files/2014/01/PS4-headset.jpg)

No. No. No.

Don't get me wrong, these are great headphones, I owned them. I loved them, but they are stereo. Easy to use, great sound, but you won't have a clue where people are around you because stereo doesn't work well with full range of direction. If that's not important to you, and you don't foresee yourself playing those types of games, then they are great.

Thanks for the recommendations fellas, I was hoping there weren't gonna be so many options, I looked at the Sony Pulse (http://www.amazon.com/Edition-Wireless-Headset-PlayStation-3-63089006306200/dp/B0087OZ5FG) and the Turtle Beach Ear Force PX4 (http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Surround-PlayStation-Headset-TBS-3276-01-4/dp/B00EI4V3X2).

Me and pretty much me entire clan has these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00886XQNQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are awesome, and you aren't going to beat that price. Just look for what you might need extra for your system. PS3 they work flawlessly, but for PS4 you need a cord between controller and headphones. Not sure about XBox.

What's "X-Ray"? And what's that black thing that looks like wah pedal?

X-ray is just that particular brand name. Turtle Beach makes a lot of (and is the biggest name) in gaming headsets. The black thing is the wi-fi box. You use the optical audio port in your gaming device to output to the box, which then sends the sound to the headset via wi-fi.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 02, 2014, 11:26:22 AM
Any recommendations for a decent gaming wireless headphones guys?

I use these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HVBPRUO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

When I bought them, they had just come out and were $40 cheaper. I have no complaints about them and love the fact that the mic is built in.


No. No. No.

Don't get me wrong, these are great headphones, I owned them. I loved them, but they are stereo. Easy to use, great sound, but you won't have a clue where people are around you because stereo doesn't work well with full range of direction. If that's not important to you, and you don't foresee yourself playing those types of games, then they are great.

Granted I've never played COD's or anything like that with these, but I hear direction all the time. While playing GTA, I can easily tell which direction bullets are coming from (front and back too, not just side to side) or where a moving car is in relation to my character.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on December 02, 2014, 11:32:18 AM
Interesting. Glad you are happy with them, as I said, I was 99% happy with them as a normal headset. But I couldn't tell that sort of stuff very well. Was much improved when I moved up to the X-Ray II.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 02, 2014, 11:48:39 AM
Beat Dragon Age: Inquisition in around 85 hours and I still have a shitton of side quests I have to do!

I don't even see why you would. I put like 14 hours into it so far, and maybe 3 of them have been story related. So many tedious fetch quests, I'm not even inclined to continue playing it. Maybe I'll just ignore them and see if I can get through the story without too much grinding.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on December 02, 2014, 12:01:25 PM
Beat Dragon Age: Inquisition in around 85 hours and I still have a shitton of side quests I have to do!

I don't even see why you would. I put like 14 hours into it so far, and maybe 3 of them have been story related. So many tedious fetch quests, I'm not even inclined to continue playing it. Maybe I'll just ignore them and see if I can get through the story without too much grinding.

If you've only hit about 3 story quests, read this: http://www.reddit.com/r/dragonage/comments/2mw0iz/psa_leave_the_fucking_hinterlands/
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 02, 2014, 12:31:00 PM
If you've only hit about 3 story quests, read this: http://www.reddit.com/r/dragonage/comments/2mw0iz/psa_leave_the_fucking_hinterlands/

Well shit, I wish I had read that sooner. Considering that I've already done pretty much all I could in that area, I had no choice but to leave it, all with the anxiety that every other area would be like that too. Although honestly, I found the Storm Coast to be no better, only shorter thankfully. But that's just bad design.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on December 02, 2014, 12:41:13 PM
Any recommendations for a decent gaming wireless headphones guys?

I use these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HVBPRUO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

When I bought them, they had just come out and were $40 cheaper. I have no complaints about them and love the fact that the mic is built in.


No. No. No.

Don't get me wrong, these are great headphones, I owned them. I loved them, but they are stereo. Easy to use, great sound, but you won't have a clue where people are around you because stereo doesn't work well with full range of direction. If that's not important to you, and you don't foresee yourself playing those types of games, then they are great.

Granted I've never played COD's or anything like that with these, but I hear direction all the time. While playing GTA, I can easily tell which direction bullets are coming from (front and back too, not just side to side) or where a moving car is in relation to my character.

Im with Nick, I would never buy a gaming headset that is not at least 5.1 surround capable.  Need that to get a slight advantage in FPS games.  For my G930s, when I play BF4, its so noticeable where bullets are flying and where people are coming from.  Its very normal for me to hear steps behind me and turn around and see someone trying to knife me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 02, 2014, 12:57:22 PM
Any recommendations for a decent gaming wireless headphones guys?

I use these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HVBPRUO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

When I bought them, they had just come out and were $40 cheaper. I have no complaints about them and love the fact that the mic is built in.


No. No. No.

Don't get me wrong, these are great headphones, I owned them. I loved them, but they are stereo. Easy to use, great sound, but you won't have a clue where people are around you because stereo doesn't work well with full range of direction. If that's not important to you, and you don't foresee yourself playing those types of games, then they are great.

Granted I've never played COD's or anything like that with these, but I hear direction all the time. While playing GTA, I can easily tell which direction bullets are coming from (front and back too, not just side to side) or where a moving car is in relation to my character.

Im with Nick, I would never buy a gaming headset that is not at least 5.1 surround capable.  Need that to get a slight advantage in FPS games.  For my G930s, when I play BF4, its so noticeable where bullets are flying and where people are coming from.  Its very normal for me to hear steps behind me and turn around and see someone trying to knife me.

Idk dudes. I honestly think the difference is negligible and is more or less a marketing scheme. Everything you just described I experience with those. Put in the shittiest pair of earbuds you have, close your eyes, and try this out. No seriously, even if you have the best ear pieces in the world. Try this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT1XuB95qMk
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on December 02, 2014, 02:58:34 PM
I didn't know where else to put this but is anyone else kind of dumbfounded with the commercials for these RTS phone app games like Game of War and Clash of Clans? They'll show this ridiculously over the top battle and whatnot and then the quick preview of the actual game at the end shows an RTS game on a small screen with crappy graphics. I mean nothing in the commercial even translates into what the product actually shows.

I remember seeing the Game of War one and being like "Is that Kate fucking Upton advertising a phone game?" It's like the next natural evolution of those ads on sites with the scantily clad chicks saying "Play with me, my Lord".  :lol

At the very least, the Clash of Clans one looks like it'd make a nice kids show, but those games look boring as hell.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on December 02, 2014, 03:03:33 PM
Any recommendations for a decent gaming wireless headphones guys?

I use these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HVBPRUO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

When I bought them, they had just come out and were $40 cheaper. I have no complaints about them and love the fact that the mic is built in.


No. No. No.

Don't get me wrong, these are great headphones, I owned them. I loved them, but they are stereo. Easy to use, great sound, but you won't have a clue where people are around you because stereo doesn't work well with full range of direction. If that's not important to you, and you don't foresee yourself playing those types of games, then they are great.

Granted I've never played COD's or anything like that with these, but I hear direction all the time. While playing GTA, I can easily tell which direction bullets are coming from (front and back too, not just side to side) or where a moving car is in relation to my character.

Im with Nick, I would never buy a gaming headset that is not at least 5.1 surround capable.  Need that to get a slight advantage in FPS games.  For my G930s, when I play BF4, its so noticeable where bullets are flying and where people are coming from.  Its very normal for me to hear steps behind me and turn around and see someone trying to knife me.

Idk dudes. I honestly think the difference is negligible and is more or less a marketing scheme. Everything you just described I experience with those. Put in the shittiest pair of earbuds you have, close your eyes, and try this out. No seriously, even if you have the best ear pieces in the world. Try this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT1XuB95qMk

Thats pretty cool, I get what you are saying, I guess I would need to game with my regular headphones vs. my surround sound ones and see a difference.  I know that there is definitely a difference when listening to music on them and using a 5.1 mix vs. stereo mix, but obviously thats due to the mix and having the hardware to support that.  THe 3d sound effects on this video is pretty good though, but I am hard to believe that using a 3d stereo mix is equal to a 5.1 mix.  I should also note that I am strictly talking about PC gaming where I can change the settings for the game sound ouput to a 5.1 surround headphone vs whatever else the game supports.  I am not so sure with consoles how that works.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on December 02, 2014, 09:30:15 PM
Beat Dragon Age: Inquisition in around 85 hours and I still have a shitton of side quests I have to do!

I don't even see why you would. I put like 14 hours into it so far, and maybe 3 of them have been story related. So many tedious fetch quests, I'm not even inclined to continue playing it. Maybe I'll just ignore them and see if I can get through the story without too much grinding.
Because I didn't spend all my time in the Hinterlands! Seriously, get out of there!


EDIT: I was about to post that very same article :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 03, 2014, 07:17:09 AM
Sony announced the 20 year anniversary edition PS4

(http://static.trustedreviews.com/94/00002fcdc/d3cf_orh350w620/PS4-20-years.jpg)


#sexy
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on December 03, 2014, 08:05:37 AM
Yeah, she is beautiful. Oh, how I'd like to touch her soft surface, feel her move under my hand, hear her breath and moan. <3
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on December 03, 2014, 08:32:26 AM
I like the PS1 look of it.  :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 03, 2014, 08:40:40 AM
I really wish that's how it looked from the beginning.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on December 03, 2014, 11:03:47 AM
I like the PS1 look of it.  :tup

For real. This might be my time to get a PS4. That looks fucking gorgeous and with Bloodborne being pushed back (unlike most, I love it when games get pushed back...more time spent on the game usually means a more refined product...unless you're Duke Nukem), this will be the perfect time for me to get back in the console gaming world. Eeeek!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: XJDenton on December 03, 2014, 03:33:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvAJIVSLqK4

So yeah, Saints Row went even further off the deep end. And it is glorious.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 03, 2014, 09:03:25 PM
This might be my time to get a PS4

Don't get your heart too set on it. There are only gonna be 12,300 of those made. Prices might be crazy too.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on December 04, 2014, 02:15:20 AM
Playing Destiny for the first time on my 360. Really fun and addictive game. It shares a lot of similarities with Halo but is more than innovative enough to distinguish itself. In some ways I actually like this better than Halo 4. The upgrades and bouncing around from mission to mission really spice things up and are a welcome relief from Halo's linearity. I really hope Halo 5 borrows a few ideas from this game.

That said, the Halo series has a more interesting and much better presented story. I feel like Destiny's story has potential but doesn't quite live up to it because the developers chose not to put it at the forefront. Just my opinion, of course.

Also, I don't understand why you HAVE to be online all the time with Destiny if you're playing solo like I am. Makes no sense at all.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on December 04, 2014, 02:31:13 AM
It's funny how so many people are dissing Destiny's lack of decent plot.


I don't think anyone spends £50 on a new game because the story looked good.


It's always about graphics and gameplay. I never hear / see gamers comparing games for their plot.


Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 04, 2014, 04:21:15 AM
The Last of Us would like a word with you.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on December 04, 2014, 06:35:42 AM
To me, the gameplay comes first and foremost. You can have a great story and graphics, but without great gameplay it's pointless as a game. Once great gameplay is established graphics and story must be added to take a game to a higher level.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 04, 2014, 06:42:27 AM
Continuing my streak of being many years behind the times, I'm currently playing FF7: Crisis Core on my PSP.  Love.  It.  Only FF game I've ever played, so I'll have to see if there are others for the PSP that are as good or better.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on December 04, 2014, 06:44:33 AM
A light detour from story, a quick note on characters. FF13 had some of the most god-awful characters/dialog I've ever been subject to.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on December 04, 2014, 08:47:52 AM
A light detour from story, a quick note on characters. FF13 had some of the most god-awful characters/dialog I've ever been subject to.
Oh God yes, it was awful. :mehlin
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 04, 2014, 08:51:57 AM
As noted, I'm way behind times.  I just played Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines for the PSP earlier this year.  But I'm quite surprised at how very vivid and high quality some of the cut scenes on Crisis Core are on the PSP.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Podaar on December 04, 2014, 09:07:31 AM
I picked up Dishonored a few weeks ago, after not gaming for nearly half a year, and have been obsessing over it. The day before yesterday I finished my second play through alternating missions between low and high chaos trying to determine where the breaking point of the "morality" is. I can bare witness to it being a razors edge. Literally, one kill can take you from being respected part of the plot to restore the Empress and cure the plague to being a raving blood thirsty tyrant trying to impose your will on the Empire full of rats, plague riddled revenants and self possessed plotters. I would have loved a more gradual morality system but it's easy to see why they did it the way they did.

I think for my next run through I'll try to get the "clean hands" and "shadow" achievements.

Oh, and the game play is the smoothest and most immersive first-person game I've ever played. It's a real joy moving through the missions.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on December 04, 2014, 09:11:31 AM
The Last of Us would like a word with you.

One exception doesnt prove the rule.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 04, 2014, 09:19:47 AM
The Last of Us would like a word with you.

One exception doesnt prove the rule.

I've never even played it  :lol My friends do nothing but rave about the story.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on December 04, 2014, 09:34:38 AM
I got the Sony headphones, they're pretty decent but it does get hot under there for me and I know it's a me problem, I've always been an ear buds guy, I'll get used to it.
I absolutely never play FPS or online multiplayer so the sound issue you guys were talking about isn't a problem for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on December 04, 2014, 10:14:13 AM
I bought Okami a while back after mastering the demo. Everything about it is great, gameplay, plot, MUSIC...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on December 04, 2014, 10:36:46 AM
The Last of Us would like a word with you.

One exception doesnt prove the rule.
I'm more interested in plot than anything else.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on December 04, 2014, 11:24:24 AM
The Last of Us would like a word with you.

One exception doesnt prove the rule.
I'm more interested in plot than anything else.

The Last of Us... god yes. This goes so well with what I said earlier. Great gameplay, great graphics, and then man, that amazing story and how well it's told, the proper use of a few cut scenes for added depth, just takes it into game of the decade discussion.

I think it's under appreciated for it's story, so I'd like to give a shout out to the God of War core (1, 2, and 3). Obviously they had to take many liberties, but the way they interweaved classic mythology into it was so well done throughout the series, and then the ending to 3... how satisfying that was, and how perfectly it ended the story.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on December 04, 2014, 01:18:30 PM
The Last of Us would like a word with you.

One exception doesnt prove the rule.
I'm more interested in plot than anything else.

The Last of Us... god yes. This goes so well with what I said earlier. Great gameplay, great graphics, and then man, that amazing story and how well it's told, the proper use of a few cut scenes for added depth, just takes it into game of the decade discussion.

I think it's under appreciated for it's story, so I'd like to give a shout out to the God of War core (1, 2, and 3). Obviously they had to take many liberties, but the way they interweaved classic mythology into it was so well done throughout the series, and then the ending to 3... how satisfying that was, and how perfectly it ended the story.

Yes, GoW3 has one of the most satisfying endings in a medium that is not all that friendly towards storytelling, though that is another debate.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 04, 2014, 01:38:19 PM
In all honesty I though God of war 3 had one of the weakest endings in game I'd ever seen
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on December 04, 2014, 02:49:28 PM
I wish I could play Last of Us, my brother-in-law bought it and I was gonna play it after him but he got it stuck in my old PS3 which suffered the blue light problem and needs ps3 surgery which I don't have time or will to do heh
My favorite game plot was Silent Hill 2, followed by LA Noire, Red Dead Redemption and Heavy Rain.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on December 04, 2014, 05:02:51 PM
I might be one of the few who plays games just for the plot :P .

I bought Okami a while back after mastering the demo. Everything about it is great, gameplay, plot, MUSIC...
I just beat it a few day ago. It took me around 32 hours with some secondary missions, but it was glorious all the way through. I absolutely loved the OST :hefdaddy - Japanese folk is so beautiful.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 04, 2014, 06:08:03 PM
To me, the gameplay comes first and foremost. You can have a great story and graphics, but without great gameplay it's pointless as a game. Once great gameplay is established graphics and story must be added to take a game to a higher level.

Yeah, but I think good gameplay, without plot or art direction can get just as tedious. I mean, I don't care how good the gameplay is, if the characters are annoying, and the main protagonist is unlikable and unrelatable, then it'll completely remove me from immersion. And if a game has no storyline at all, then while I might have some passive fun with it for a little while, ultimately, I won't feel motivated to pick it up.
So really, I think everything is important, and really excelling in one can easily make up for some drawbacks in the other. Silent Hill 2 is a good example. The gameplay isn't bad, but it is a bit clunky, but the visual style and the storyline more than make up for it. Of course, if the gameplay is complete ass, then yeah, no graphics or story in the world are going to save it. But personally, I'd take a game with okay gameplay, but a fantastic plot and great art style, over a really fun game with terrible characters and/or ugly art direction.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on December 04, 2014, 08:00:04 PM
I don't think I've ever played a game with outstanding gameplay but terrible art direction. Might be just me, but I've yet to encounter one like that.

Inversely for me, I'd much rather play a game that's fun and immensely replayable with an average story (or even little to no story) than a game with a terrific story but boring and unmemorable gameplay. I play games for their gameplay. If I really wanted a good story, I'd probably go read a good book or watch a good movie. If the game has a good story, then all the more power to it, but it should at least have some sense of well-constructed game design and fun gameplay to back it up, or else it's unlikely I'll find myself coming back to it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 04, 2014, 08:10:38 PM
If I really wanted a good story, I'd probably go read a good book or watch a good movie.

See, the problem I have with statements like this is that video games make for an incredibly powerful storytelling medium, and allowing for interaction gives you more power and potential than a movie or a book ever could. Of course, gameplay is the most important, because the experience has to be engaging, and oftentimes you experience the story through gameplay. But the point is that it really bugs me when people just dismiss story in games as "unimportant". Heck, some of the best games I've ever played, the gameplay WAS the story. Games like Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Fallout, etc., half the fun is being able to drive the narrative the way you want, and shaping the game world the way you see fit.
The way story is told in games is still fairly new, and still very much developing, but it shouldn't just be dismissed entirely. There have been some very great and very successful games that wouldn't have been nearly as popular if it wasn't for their narratives.
Different games have different purposes, and of course, I don't need a story in my Tetris, but with certain genres, story is absolutely integral to the experience.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on December 04, 2014, 08:31:20 PM
See, the problem I have with statements like this is that video games make for an incredibly powerful storytelling medium, and allowing for interaction gives you more power and potential than a movie or a book ever could. Of course, gameplay is the most important, because the experience has to be engaging, and oftentimes you experience the story through gameplay. But the point is that it really bugs me when people just dismiss story in games as "unimportant". Heck, some of the best games I've ever played, the gameplay WAS the story. Games like Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Fallout, etc., half the fun is being able to drive the narrative the way you want, and shaping the game world the way you see fit.
The way story is told in games is still fairly new, and still very much developing, but it shouldn't just be dismissed entirely. There have been some very great and very successful games that wouldn't have been nearly as popular if it wasn't for their narratives.
Different games have different purposes, and of course, I don't need a story in my Tetris, but with certain genres, story is absolutely integral to the experience.

I'm not exactly dismissing story in video games as "unimportant". I just don't feel it to be a requirement to make a game that's great overall. When I'm looking to buy a new game, for example, I go by what looks to be the most fun and engaging to play, not necessarily how enticing the story will be. Basically, gameplay takes the priority, for me personally.

I agree, video games are an entirely different medium from literature and films, and the level of interaction is the main game-changer here. But whereas in both of those, the story takes up a much larger role in most cases, in video games, they're made to make you immersed in the game's environment and the game's reality, something that does not, to me, necessarily have to have a good story in order to achieve.

Let's look at the Mario games, for simplicity's sake. Plumber guy goes off to save a princess from an evil king. Big whoop. Not much to the story there, but there's a reason those game are ultra iconic and memorable for thousands upon thousands of people. They're fun to play and, for a while, the Mushroom Kingdom feels so real to the player.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 04, 2014, 08:41:12 PM
But then maybe that's generalizing a bit too much. I mean, I don't know what kinds of games you play. But I honestly can't imagine someone who's a fan of Japanese RPGs being interested in an RPG which has great gameplay with as I mentioned, terrible, annoying characters and an unengaging plot. Story is probably one of the most important factors in an RPG, as long as the gameplay isn't so bad it's outright tedious.

Whereas, with certain games, or genres, such as puzzle games, of course the puzzle factor has to be fun, and rarely do any puzzle games have a storyline, nor do they need one. So it really is about the genre. Sometimes you just want to scratch your noodle, or kill stuff, and there are certain genres that are designed just for that.

But personally, even for a game with a storyline where I mainly care about the gameplay, like inFamous, or Batman Arkham games, if such a game had a terrible storyline, I'd see no point in playing it. The storyline doesn't have to have the most character development or anything, but it should at least be okay. The characters and the world at least have to make sense in the context of the gameplay. If I'm completely uninterested in the story, like let's say the past several Resident Evil titles, no matter how fun, I'm absolutely not interested in playing them.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on December 04, 2014, 08:41:17 PM
It's funny how so many people are dissing Destiny's lack of decent plot.


I don't think anyone spends £50 on a new game because the story looked good.


It's always about graphics and gameplay. I never hear / see gamers comparing games for their plot.
Then you aren't reading enough. Plenty of games are noted for their stories and while that number may be less than the amount of games that have negligible or shit stories, that does not invalidate their existence. For example:

The Last Of Us
Spec Ops: The Line
The Mass Effect Series
The Fallout Games
Planescape: Torment
System Shock 2
Deus Ex
Bioshock
Bioshock: Infinite
Half-Life 2
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Vampire: Bloodlines
The Walking Dead (the Telltale Games)
Chrono Trigger
*Insert Your Favorite Final Fantasy Game Here*
Plus probably a bunch of other games I've never played.

All (well, most...) rely on the interactivity of video games to further their plots either via the mutability of the player's choices or how video games can make you an active participator in the events of the story. I can read a book or watch a movie to witness a story unfold or I can play a game to feel like a part of it as it unfolds around/with me.

I've played plenty of games that were light on story and were more enjoyable for their gameplay so I'm not knocking games like Destiny (I played World of WarCraft for years ffs), but to say that gamers don't care about story or that games don't have good stories is just so very, very wrong.

I personally think games are at their best when great stories are married with great gameplay, yet I've also loved games like Planescape: Torment that have relatively weak gameplay, in general, or games like The Walking Dead where the 'gameplay' is just a succession of dialogue choices and quick-time events. Art style is important too, but a beautiful-looking game ain't going to make up for a shallow story and weak gameplay, whereas great gameplay or a great story can make up for weaknesses in the others categories. That's why I could never get into Borderlands.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on December 04, 2014, 08:55:08 PM
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I personally think games are at their best when great stories are married with great gameplay
My thoughts exactly. Games with negligible story like Destiny or Titanfall are great when you want some quick, no-frills, fun gameplay, but games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age are much more memorable and stronger overall because of their great stories.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 04, 2014, 09:01:22 PM
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I personally think games are at their best when great stories are married with great gameplay
My thoughts exactly. Games with negligible story like Destiny or Titanfall are great when you want some quick, no-frills, fun gameplay, but games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age are much more memorable and stronger overall because of their great stories.

Well, obviously it's best to have a bit of everything, but the big question is does "quick, no-frills, fun gameplay" constitute a $60 price tag? For me personally, I would say absolutely not. And the same would go for a game with great story and mediocre gameplay.

But honestly, there have been games where going into them, I was really excited for the storyline, and had absolutely no idea what the gameplay was gonna be like. Luckily, with most of them, I enjoyed the gameplay quite a bit. Games like Beyond: Two Souls, I knew very little about what it would play like, and only knew that I was a fan of what the developer made before it, but still, I knew that the narrative aspect of it was going to be extremely strong, and the graphics absolutely blew me away, and that was enough to sell it to me at full price.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on December 04, 2014, 10:55:47 PM
I would buy Okami (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Okami) for double whatever price it was sold at on release. 100% worth it. I've gotten a couple hundred hours out of the game out of new-game-+ content and trying to complete all the sidequests. Brilliant story, brilliant music, the art direction might as well be porn (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SceneryPorn), and the gameplay is rowdy and fun, not to mention satisfying for some of the bigger creatures in the game. The storyline alone is long enough to where you'll have spent over 20-30 hours AT LEAST if you just charge straight through the game without doing any of the sidequests. It's probably my favorite videogame ever.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on December 05, 2014, 04:58:45 AM

I've played plenty of games that were light on story and were more enjoyable for their gameplay so I'm not knocking games like Destiny (I played World of WarCraft for years ffs), but to say that gamers don't care about story or that games don't have good stories is just so very, very wrong.


I didn't say they don't *care* about it - just that I don't think gamers buy games *primarily* based on the games plot. Genre yes.

Oh and I loved Borderlands. :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on December 05, 2014, 06:07:05 AM
I agree with literally everything that TheGreatPretender is saying on this page. Like with any medium, story is really important, but so are other more technical aspects (in this case graphics and gameplay, with books it would be good use of language, in films it would be good directing, acting, effects, etc.).

Video games are a really unique way to tell stories because of the more direct immersion and interactivity, and because the player can have an impact on the story. Focussing only on gameplay, for me, is akin to focussing movies only on special effects and good action.

EDIT: Which I suppose gets to the crux of it - different games/films/books can have different strengths. I enjoy some action films with not much plot if the directing style etc. are really enjoyable. Similarly, I enjoy some games with not much plot if they are fun to play. But mostly the games and films I engage with the most and would want to play/watch again are those with great stories.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on December 05, 2014, 06:28:41 AM
I love playing Destiny and literally have no idea about the plot.

Conversely I love Borderlands 2 partly because I love the plot so maybe i should shaddap :emo:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 05, 2014, 07:29:19 AM
The problem I have with people saying that "plot in games is unimportant" as a general statement is that it gives the developers a really bad message. It spreads the idea that gamers don't care about plot, so developers don't need to put a lot of effort into their storylines when they do make them. Not every game needs a great storyline, but we really should just raise our expectations, and say, we're paying $60 for this game, there had better be more to it than just mindless fun gameplay.

Thankfully, it seems the developers that make the kinds of games you want to play (and replay time and again) for their awesome plot are exactly the kinds of developers that realize that it is important. Guys like Bioware and Naughty Dog, they know their fans give a shit about the plot. So hopefully more developers will realize it.
Heck, even the developers of Mortal Kombat started hiring professional writers to write the actual scripts for their story modes, in a fighting game, that's really something. And honestly, Mortal Kombat is probably my very favorite game franchise ever, so seeing so much effort put into the storyline makes me very happy.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 05, 2014, 07:37:16 AM
The problem I have with people saying that "plot in games is unimportant" as a general statement is that it gives the developers a really bad message. It spreads the idea that gamers don't care about plot, so developers don't need to put a lot of effort into their storylines when they do make them. Not every game needs a great storyline, but we really should just raise our expectations, and say, we're paying $60 for this game, there had better be more to it than just mindless fun gameplay.

I played 250 hours of Skyrim and have no idea what it was about other than dragons were coming out of the ground and they needed to die. I loved every second of it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 05, 2014, 07:43:47 AM
I played 250 hours of Skyrim and have no idea what it was about other than dragons were coming out of the ground and they needed to die. I loved every second of it.

So you didn't do any of the quests? Where the characters asked you to do stuff, you do stuff, or tell the characters where to stick it, or go to another character and tell him where to stick it, or choose to stick it to him yourself?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 05, 2014, 07:48:28 AM
Guys I've figured it out!

Some people don't play for the story, others do  :eek

I love a good story, but if a game doesn't need one(a good story), or it's strong enough that it doesn't matter that it doesn't have one (Titanfall) then it doesn't matter to me. Titanfall is great, and the work that dev team puts in to keeping it fresh (the DLC, new game modes, all the fixes they do) make it more than worth the $60 price tag. I've put so much time into that silly game. And on the flip side of the coin I got completely caught up in the new Tomb Raider's story, I could hardly put the game down because I needed to find out what happened next, same with Mass Effect.

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on December 05, 2014, 07:50:51 AM
I think story is definitely becoming a bigger part of video games, which is a good thing. And although some people may say that "story is unimportant" or whatever, I think developers are getting the message that actually gamers do want good stories. Look at the absolute backlash against Bioware for Mass Effect 3 - that nothing to do with art style or gameplay, that was purely a story issue.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 05, 2014, 07:55:01 AM
I played 250 hours of Skyrim and have no idea what it was about other than dragons were coming out of the ground and they needed to die. I loved every second of it.

So you didn't do any of the quests? Where the characters asked you to do stuff, you do stuff, or tell the characters where to stick it, or go to another character and tell him where to stick it, or choose to stick it to him yourself?

No, I did 250 hours worth of those. I talk to a character. They tell me I need to find something. I follow the map and repeat.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 05, 2014, 08:01:49 AM
Yeah, but even you yourself said, "I don't play this for the story, but I do play this for the story."
Honestly, when I see people say they don't play for the story, it always seems like they have a certain game in mind. It's always like, "Look at Mario. It doesn't need a story, and it's tons of fun." Or Titanfall, as your case may be.
But then you mention other games, what about Final Fantasy? What about Mass Effect? and it's like, "Oh, well THOSE games, of course I play THOSE for the story. It's amazing!"

All I'm saying is, it's not fair to say that the story in games doesn't matter, I think it's only fair to say that the story in some games doesn't matter, or that story in games doesn't always matter.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 05, 2014, 08:03:38 AM
I think story is definitely becoming a bigger part of video games, which is a good thing. And although some people may say that "story is unimportant" or whatever, I think developers are getting the message that actually gamers do want good stories. Look at the absolute backlash against Bioware for Mass Effect 3 - that nothing to do with art style or gameplay, that was purely a story issue.
Which was a stupid issue. Not getting the ending you want doesn't mean the company making the game fucked up.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 05, 2014, 08:14:51 AM
I think story is definitely becoming a bigger part of video games, which is a good thing. And although some people may say that "story is unimportant" or whatever, I think developers are getting the message that actually gamers do want good stories. Look at the absolute backlash against Bioware for Mass Effect 3 - that nothing to do with art style or gameplay, that was purely a story issue.
Which was a stupid issue. Not getting the ending you want doesn't mean the company making the game fucked up.

Well, it's not about not getting the ending you want, it's about making a game whose biggest draw is the decision making, and shaping things the way you want to, and then at the end, making you feel like all your choices up to this point didn't matter at all. It makes the experience anti-climactic and unsatisfying in the end.

Personally, with the extended ending they release afterwards, I thought Mass Effect 3's conclusion was just passable, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with having high standards for the story and its conclusion and expecting the developers to deliver something satisfying at the very end.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on December 05, 2014, 08:46:49 AM
I think story is definitely becoming a bigger part of video games, which is a good thing. And although some people may say that "story is unimportant" or whatever, I think developers are getting the message that actually gamers do want good stories. Look at the absolute backlash against Bioware for Mass Effect 3 - that nothing to do with art style or gameplay, that was purely a story issue.
Which was a stupid issue. Not getting the ending you want doesn't mean the company making the game fucked up.
Oh I agree, I thought it was a massive overreaction (not that people aren't entitled to their opinion, just that the way people reacted was incredibly childish). My point was that it showed just how important story is to a lot of gamers.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on December 05, 2014, 09:15:29 AM
Man that whole thing with ME3 made me so furious! The fucking entitlement of it!!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Parama on December 05, 2014, 09:26:25 AM
I bought Okami a while back after mastering the demo. Everything about it is great, gameplay, plot, MUSIC...
Okami is bloody brilliant, indeed. Still go back to replay it every other year or so.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on December 05, 2014, 02:15:15 PM
The issue with game stories is the interactive element; very few games manage to meld gameplay and story well. The Last of Us, for example, succeeded, as the desperation of the characters would not have been conveyed nearly as well without the gameplay. However, in many games, the dissonance between story and gameplay diminishes the former. I do believe that it is possible to successfully blend the two, but that it is fairly difficult to do so. TLoU, as I stated, suceeded, but games like this seem to be rather rare.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 05, 2014, 03:42:58 PM
The issue with game stories is the interactive element; very few games manage to meld gameplay and story well. The Last of Us, for example, succeeded, as the desperation of the characters would not have been conveyed nearly as well without the gameplay. However, in many games, the dissonance between story and gameplay diminishes the former. I do believe that it is possible to successfully blend the two, but that it is fairly difficult to do so. TLoU, as I stated, suceeded, but games like this seem to be rather rare.

You're absolutely right, but that's exactly why storytelling in games needs to be given the right amount of attention to, because as of right now, in spite of the few companies that do it extremely well, it's still a very young and developing part of games. It needs to grow, not shrink.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 05, 2014, 04:30:13 PM
Just started playing War Thunder and goddamn it's addictive.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on December 06, 2014, 12:51:17 AM
So, there's been some major updates during the past hours, enjoy:

Bloodborne New Gameplay Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCIbXBhJAG4)
King's Quest Reveal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeV3PBY5Efg)
The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Gameplay First Look (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SECWlFInyFM)
Metal Gear Online World Premiere (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY1XP5YNrQI)
No Man's Sky New Gameplay Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQhSP82uhY4)
The Order 1886 World Premiere (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc6T7ikwN3I)
Street Fighter 5 Teaser (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v34wEQeW8sE)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Elder Blood Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtEO2xZ7BzQ)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on December 06, 2014, 10:08:31 AM
Every time I see a video of No Man's Sky, I'm astonished by how amazing it looks. I don't know if there's even a plot, but I'd buy a next gen console just to play it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on December 06, 2014, 11:39:22 AM
That Zelda map looks enormous.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 06, 2014, 12:02:39 PM
Man, it really makes me sad that I'm not excited about any of those. Zelda of course looks cool, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I buy a Wii U.
And I'm probably gonna get The Order 1988, but it's not like it's making me all giddy with excitement, it just looks like a cool game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 06, 2014, 12:05:18 PM
Zelda of course looks cool, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I buy a Wii U.

Um... alrighty then, enjoy missing out on a fantastic console bubs.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 06, 2014, 12:18:14 PM
Zelda of course looks cool, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I buy a Wii U.

Um... alrighty then, enjoy missing out on a fantastic console bubs.

Zelda is the only first party Nintendo franchise that I really like, and feel like I'm missing out on. There's been nothing else on the Wii U that I want even a little bit.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 06, 2014, 12:22:28 PM
Really?
Zelda's the only IP out of Nintendo's HUGE branch that you like? I honest to god find that pretty baffling but hey it's your opinion *Shrug*
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 06, 2014, 12:25:01 PM
Really?
Zelda's the only IP out of Nintendo's HUGE branch that you like? I honest to god find that pretty baffling but hey it's your opinion *Shrug*

I mean, you know, Mario's always fun. But not nearly appealing enough to me to make me go, "Aww man, I so wish I could play that!" And yeah, Smash Bros, Metroid, Pikmin, Donkey Kong, none of those have ever really appealed to me that much. Star Fox 64 was amazing, but Star Fox doesn't have the most consistent track record, and I do have a 3DS, so I can play the remaster of 64 on it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 06, 2014, 12:37:47 PM
You're missing out on their new IPs too though, Splatoon, The Wonderful 101, and whatever else they've got coming out, I can't even keep up. On top of that there's games like Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors which are just insane awesome. The new Mario games also actually breathe a hell of a lot of fresh air into the series as well, along with the fact that you've got games like Captain Toad which are cute but very fun games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 06, 2014, 12:43:11 PM
You're missing out on their new IPs too though, Splatoon, The Wonderful 101, and whatever else they've got coming out, I can't even keep up. On top of that there's games like Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors which are just insane awesome. The new Mario games also actually breathe a hell of a lot of fresh air into the series as well, along with the fact that you've got games like Captain Toad which are cute but very fun games.

Well, maybe if I had a friend with a Wii U show me those new IPs, and I were to play them and love them, that would be one thing. But I'm definitely not gonna buy a Wii U to take a chance on them.
I kinda hated Bayonetta 1, so the sequel is not something I'd be interested in. And Hyrule Warriors is a Dynasty Warriors type of game, which I always only had fun with for like, an hour before getting bored. I know Hyrule offers some nuggets to classic zelda games and things like that, but it still seems incredibly repetitive to me, and not in a way I would like.
Honestly, for me to buy a Wii U would take one of my favorite third party franchises like Silent Hill, Mortal Kombat or Fallout, making an exclusive multi-game deal with them. Same thing happened with the GameCube. I wasn't interested in it at all, but as soon as I found out they'd have a remake of the first Resident Evil on it, and continue the main series exclusively on the Cube for a while, that's when I was like, "Fuck, you got me. I have to buy a GameCube now." And honestly, my collection for it remained really small, consisting mainly of Resident Evil games, Zelda, and that's pretty much it, aside from a couple odd titles.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on December 06, 2014, 02:40:53 PM
FFVII is gonna be released on the PS4.... exactly as it was in the PS1.

Why does Square Enix hate money?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: GentlemanofDread on December 06, 2014, 03:22:08 PM
It's a port of the Steam version.

Also FFVII will sell like hotcakes on the PS4 because nostalgia sells.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 06, 2014, 03:26:14 PM
It's a port of the Steam version.

Also FFVII will sell like hotcakes on the PS4 because nostalgia sells.

Does that mean that it's gonna be upscaled to 640 x 480? Cause I'd buy that for a dollar!


Also, how come the gameplay footage of Uncharted 4 wasn't posted? Now THAT'S something I'm extremely excited about!!!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Skeever on December 06, 2014, 03:55:35 PM
Really?
Zelda's the only IP out of Nintendo's HUGE branch that you like? I honest to god find that pretty baffling but hey it's your opinion *Shrug*

I mean, you know, Mario's always fun. But not nearly appealing enough to me to make me go, "Aww man, I so wish I could play that!" And yeah, Smash Bros, Metroid, Pikmin, Donkey Kong, none of those have ever really appealed to me that much. Star Fox 64 was amazing, but Star Fox doesn't have the most consistent track record, and I do have a 3DS, so I can play the remaster of 64 on it.
I hear ya. I grew up with Nintendo, but I was never a big fan of the Nintendo IP games back when I was doing the majority of my gaming (like PS1 and PS2 era). Ever since, though, I've found myself gravitating back to Nintendo. Maybe it's just other games have gotten way too cinematic and violence-oriented for my tastes, I bought a Wii U awhile back and I am having a ton of fun with the more traditional type video games on it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 06, 2014, 04:01:02 PM
The thing is, if I wanted traditional gaming, the indie market is so full of that kind of stuff, sidescrolling platformers and games that simulate 8-bit graphics and things like that, that I'd even call it saturated. So even with PlayStation or Xbox, there's no shortage of "traditional" gaming options for them.
But hey, if people really enjoy the first party Nintendo games, by all means. Most of them are just not really my thing. I bought a Wii back in 08, but couple months into owning it, it started gathering dust, and I was looking at what was coming out in the future, and none of it interested me aside from a couple of new IPs I was kinda curious about. Ultimately, it was either keep it and try those out, or sell it along with all my games for $300 and spend it on games I actually wanted for PS3, so I went with the latter option.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Skeever on December 06, 2014, 04:03:18 PM
Oddly, I must say that I am not overly excited about Zelda. I'll buy it because I already have a Wii U, but Zelda easily the type of Nintendo game that other developers have mastered and taken to much higher heights. Honestly there have been so many great action/adventure/rpg games, and the more recent console Zelda games are quite a drag.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 06, 2014, 04:05:07 PM
I actually haven't played any new Zelda games in a very long time. Some of them just looked cool, and I do have friends that keep praising the crap out of them.
Personally, I'm just excited that they're gonna be releasing Majora's Mask on the 3DS, between that and Ocarina of Time, my 3DS will give me all the Zelda fix I need.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Skeever on December 06, 2014, 04:08:43 PM
You should get A Link Between Worlds for sure. It's a really great throwback to A Link to the Past.

But, yeah, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword were painful, plodding games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 06, 2014, 04:12:32 PM
You should get A Link Between Worlds for sure. It's a really great throwback to A Link to the Past.

But, yeah, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword were painful, plodding games.

I still have a hard time dishing out $40 for 3DS games though. I'm hoping to find it for $30 or so used.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on December 06, 2014, 04:20:05 PM
FFVII is gonna be released on the PS4.... exactly as it was in the PS1.

Why does Square Enix hate money?

Wait, like, no graphical changes? If so, that's pretty dumb, they should at least attempt a graphical upgrade, it's their most popular game
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 06, 2014, 04:23:40 PM
I just don't understand why this is getting so much attention. Maybe instead of saying, "Hey, FF7 is coming to PS4 as is!" they should just make the PSOne classics compatible with the PS4, and make them all available, FF7 included.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on December 06, 2014, 04:34:04 PM
I just don't understand why this is getting so much attention. Maybe instead of saying, "Hey, FF7 is coming to PS4 as is!" they should just make the PSOne classics compatible with the PS4, and make them all available, FF7 included.

I really don't get why backwards compatibility isn't standard with all systems. If it were, I'd actually have a reason to get the next gen. I currently don't. In fact, I probably won't anyways. Even when Kingdom Hearts 3 comes out (being probably one of the most hyped games in existence, even next to Half Life 3).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 06, 2014, 04:38:19 PM
Well, I know with PS3 games, unfortunately there's something about PS3's cell processor that works in a different way from a normal processor, so it might be an issue with PS4's hardware. But yeah, when it comes to PS1 and PS2 games, there's no excuse. I'm sure if the PS4 is capable of reading DVDs, then there's nothing stopping Sony from developing some software to at least emulate PS2 games... And uh... It doesn't read CDs for some odd reason, so with PS1, they'd have to go with just the digital software, but that can't be too difficult to implement.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Skeever on December 06, 2014, 05:33:39 PM
FFVII is gonna be released on the PS4.... exactly as it was in the PS1.

Why does Square Enix hate money?

Wait, like, no graphical changes? If so, that's pretty dumb, they should at least attempt a graphical upgrade, it's their most popular game
It'll be like the Windows version. Not graphical changes, but textures will  be smoother and less jaggy and there will be some minor gameplay tweaks. Not so big, I realize, but you'd notice a huge different if you plugged your PS1 into your HD TV and tried to play the game that way. I don't know why everyone wants a remake of VII anyway - the game is still fine as it is. VIII is the one that needs a complete overhaul.

You should get A Link Between Worlds for sure. It's a really great throwback to A Link to the Past.

But, yeah, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword were painful, plodding games.

I still have a hard time dishing out $40 for 3DS games though. I'm hoping to find it for $30 or so used.
Why not? I agree that consoles games are more valuable, but if a portable title is something I'm going to spend hours and hours playing, I'll dish out for it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 06, 2014, 05:55:25 PM
I don't know why everyone wants a remake of VII anyway - the game is still fine as it is.
This. I seriously couldn't stand FF7 spinoffs, or the latest few FF games. If FFXIII is any indication, as far as I'm concerned, if Square tried to remake FF7, give it a shiny new coat of paint, voice overs, crap like that, they couldn't possibly do it justice.

Although I also love FFVIII, so I wouldn't want to see that remade either.

Why not? I agree that consoles games are more valuable, but if a portable title is something I'm going to spend hours and hours playing, I'll dish out for it.

Well, there are some games, I mean, Ocarina of Time, I happily spent $40 on, and most recently Persona Q, which I'm currently playing and enjoying a lot. But for example, Fire Emblem Awakening, I've never played a Fire Emblem game in my life, and even though my friend kept singing praises about it, I still had my hesitations. Luckily I did find it used, and picked it up, and enjoyed it very much.
Plus I get more reward points for buying used, so it's not even that I don't want to spend $40 on games, it's just that I don't see quite as many used 3DS titles as I'd like, and I know that if I did buy them new, I'd find a used copy a few weeks later that I could've saved money on. Lol. It happened way too many times.
With consoles, aside from the stuff that I want right away and preorder, I usually have a much easier time finding used copies, at a discount. It's how I've gotten quite a few of this year's releases.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Skeever on December 06, 2014, 06:07:30 PM
PM me your username TGP, I'll add you.

And I've spent like 80 hours on Fire Emblem. Well worth it. I hear you though, not much used for those big RPG games. I guess the people buying them know that they want those games and don't want to sell them.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on December 06, 2014, 06:13:37 PM
Can't wait for FF7 .

Port or not - it's one of the reasons I wanted a PS4 - so I could play that game again without worrying about scratched discs.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on December 06, 2014, 06:16:04 PM
This. I seriously couldn't stand FF7 spinoffs, or the latest few FF games.


Truth ! I loved 6 through 10 but that's where my love of FF died. However - Advent Children was a fantastic movie - even if it was 100% fan service. It was so entertaining.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on December 06, 2014, 06:37:16 PM
The only FF game I've played was 12 and I absolutely loved the battle system since it was more action adventure oriented instead of traditional RPG oriented, I bought 7 on steam but haven't played it yet.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on December 06, 2014, 06:39:38 PM
I was lucky since 7 was the first FF game I played. After 7 I didn't get that same level of wow until 10. I spent more time playing Blitz ball than the actual game :P
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on December 06, 2014, 07:40:49 PM
First Time I played VII was when I around 9 years old and my head pretty much exploded. To this day, I've never had my jaw on the floor more than with that game in the first 5 mins.

The only thing to come close was the very first time I played GTA III. I don't think I got up from in front of the TV for like 12 hours. Good times.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on December 06, 2014, 08:04:14 PM
The only FF game I've played was 12 and I absolutely loved the battle system since it was more action adventure oriented instead of traditional RPG oriented, I bought 7 on steam but haven't played it yet.

12 is amazing in basically every way. Battle system aside, the music is great, and I love the more politically oriented plot present in the game. It really makes you think more.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 06, 2014, 08:22:47 PM
PM me your username TGP, I'll add you.

And I've spent like 80 hours on Fire Emblem. Well worth it. I hear you though, not much used for those big RPG games. I guess the people buying them know that they want those games and don't want to sell them.

Well, Fire Emblem was indeed awesome, and I really liked the whole friendship/marriage system they had going.
But there are still a lot of big name RPGs out there where they can either be amazing, or they can be major grind fests, so it's hard to decide what's worth the money and what's not. Some people talk about Bravely Default like it's the new "old" Final Fantasy, like it's a shining gem of an RPG, meanwhile one of my friends refers to it as "Boredly Default", so when it comes to $40, it's difficult to just take that chance.

Can't wait for FF7 .

Port or not - it's one of the reasons I wanted a PS4 - so I could play that game again without worrying about scratched discs.
You don't have a PS3 I'm guessing?

Truth ! I loved 6 through 10 but that's where my love of FF died. However - Advent Children was a fantastic movie - even if it was 100% fan service. It was so entertaining.

Advent Children was beautiful, and the action scenes were cool, but I still hated what they did with Cloud's character, turning him all depressed. He was never like that. Even Squall wasn't that bad.  :lol

The only thing to come close was the very first time I played GTA III. I don't think I got up from in front of the TV for like 12 hours. Good times.

Hahah, yeah I remember when it came out. I had a big screen projection TV back then, so after playing it all day long for a week straight, the HUD was burned onto the screen, and you could see it very clearly when watching cartoons or anything that showed one solid color. I thought I permanently ruined my TV, but luckily it went away after a while.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ben_Jamin on December 06, 2014, 08:46:55 PM
Can anyone in the US get decent connection for Smash Bros? All I've been playing are peeps from japan, or overseas. Pissing me off.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on December 06, 2014, 09:45:56 PM
The new No Man's Sky trailer looks incredible. Crossing my fingers that they'll release it on Xbox one day.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on December 07, 2014, 04:13:25 AM
^ ^ ^

No I never had A PS3.

There was a huge gap between me owning a PS2 and a PS4 where I kinda lost interest in gaming.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on December 07, 2014, 07:13:02 AM
Came across a vid for Ori and the Blind Forest. DAT ANIMATION AND ARTWORK :hefdaddy Just gorgeous :'(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2A7h9-Y_yE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2A7h9-Y_yE)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 07, 2014, 09:06:41 AM
^ ^ ^

No I never had A PS3.

There was a huge gap between me owning a PS2 and a PS4 where I kinda lost interest in gaming.

I see, well, enjoy FF7 then!  ;D

Honestly, though, since getting a PSP, I haven't been able to play PS1 era FF games on anything other than a portable system. Just being able to sit there, watching TV while I'm level grinding or chocobo breeding, or whatever, is pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on December 07, 2014, 09:13:32 AM
I really dislike handhelds. And playing FF7 on mobile ? Forget it.

I want to sit in my chair. With a joypad and a TV. Not squinting at a tiny screen for hours.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 07, 2014, 09:43:20 AM
I really dislike handhelds. And playing FF7 on mobile ? Forget it.

I want to sit in my chair. With a joypad and a TV. Not squinting at a tiny screen for hours.

Well, that's up to you. While FF7 is by far not the worst case, in general, I find myself less and less willing to spend hours just running around killing enemies on the big screen, when I could be watching something while I do it.
I mean, there are some games that I think are great enough where I'm fully willing to do this, like Persona 3 on PS2, in which case I'll most likely just put on some music and listen to it as I grind... Actually, that's how I got into Dream Theater. I bought a couple of their albums, but I didn't really listen to them too much until I did get Persona 3, then running around through those long dungeons, I just put on DT and let it play, and the crazy instrumental bits did a great job of matching the frantic battles of the game. Before I knew it, I was hooked on the band.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on December 07, 2014, 02:23:24 PM
RIP Ralph Baer, the "Father of Video Games". What a legacy. :'(
http://kotaku.com/the-father-of-video-games-ralph-baer-has-passed-away-1667980395 (http://kotaku.com/the-father-of-video-games-ralph-baer-has-passed-away-1667980395)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_H._Baer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_H._Baer)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Zook on December 07, 2014, 02:35:30 PM
Uncharted 4 sold us on getting a PS4.


And, well, we'll have to get one eventually anyway if we want to play new games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 07, 2014, 02:42:21 PM
Uncharted 4 sold us on getting a PS4.


And, well, we'll have to get one eventually anyway if we want to play new games.

Us?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Zook on December 07, 2014, 03:30:58 PM
Uncharted 4 sold us on getting a PS4.


And, well, we'll have to get one eventually anyway if we want to play new games.

Us?

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11119/111190794/4170599-9309438463-13468.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 07, 2014, 03:33:05 PM
That's what I figured. That or

(http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/images/made/aadc04afc622ccbb/gollum_395_394.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on December 07, 2014, 08:29:58 PM
 :lol

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bacong on December 07, 2014, 10:12:12 PM
so who's got a ps4
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 07, 2014, 10:17:20 PM
so who's got a ps4

Ooh! Ooh! I do! I do!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 07, 2014, 11:10:01 PM
Goddamn, Cam! You're bored enough to come over here?

And yes, I've got one too.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bacong on December 08, 2014, 03:06:16 PM
Goddamn, Cam! You're bored enough to come over here?

And yes, I've got one too.

yes. :(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on December 08, 2014, 03:35:22 PM
:o :heart
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bacong on December 08, 2014, 05:40:34 PM
:o :heart

<3
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on December 09, 2014, 03:38:35 AM
Got my Xbone today!

The bad news is that the installation for AC: Unity is taking FOREVER. Literally, at this rate it could take several days to complete which is absolutely bonkers. I'm doing around 180 kbps which is pathetic. Reddit suggested changing the DNS addresses to make it go faster but that didn't do anything for me. Besides switching to a faster internet plan (my ISP doesn't even give me that option for some reason), I'm open to any and all suggestions.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on December 09, 2014, 06:29:40 AM
Got my Xbone today!

The bad news is that the installation for AC: Unity is taking FOREVER. Literally, at this rate it could take several days to complete which is absolutely bonkers. I'm doing around 180 kbps which is pathetic. Reddit suggested changing the DNS addresses to make it go faster but that didn't do anything for me. Besides switching to a faster internet plan (my ISP doesn't even give me that option for some reason), I'm open to any and all suggestions.

It took me a few days after I first powered on my xbone before I was able to play any games.  For me, my internet seemed like it was being really shitty that first day I powered it on and during a system update corrupted the OS and for me to finally stablize the system and allow it to install games and updates at a normal pace, I had to reflash the OS.  I thought that was just an odd thing because my internet took a shit at the same time I turned the xbox on, but maybe its a bigger problem than just that and you have the same issue? 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 09, 2014, 02:44:26 PM
Got my Xbone today!

The bad news is that the installation for AC: Unity is taking FOREVER. Literally, at this rate it could take several days to complete which is absolutely bonkers. I'm doing around 180 kbps which is pathetic. Reddit suggested changing the DNS addresses to make it go faster but that didn't do anything for me. Besides switching to a faster internet plan (my ISP doesn't even give me that option for some reason), I'm open to any and all suggestions.

Return it and buy a PS4 :p
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on December 09, 2014, 03:32:33 PM
PS Plus is giving the Hitman Trilogy in HD for free. It's time to try this series.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on December 10, 2014, 11:40:15 AM
Problem resolved! I took my system over to a friend who has a much faster internet connection and the whole thing was downloaded in a few hours.

Anyways, AC: Unity is awesome. As much as I liked the whole ship/pirate dynamic of the Black Flag and Rogue, Unity made me realize how much I missed exploring a city in an AC game. The initiation into the Brotherhood was really cool. I don't really like that you have to get upgrade points for a lot of stuff you should already have but it's not the end of the world. As far as glitches go, I've seen only one instance of slowdown and nothing else. I'm also disappointed there aren't any present day Abstergo missions, but overall, this is a great game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 11, 2014, 02:13:05 PM
Just Cause 3 screenshots:

http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/just_cause_3/screenshots.html

Hype hype hype!!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bacong on December 11, 2014, 09:09:42 PM
Dragon Age is really good
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 11, 2014, 09:16:13 PM
Dragon Age is really good
According to my roommate who doesn't know how to game, it's terrible.
Aw yiss, cross forum complaining about my roommates
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 11, 2014, 09:19:14 PM
For the 18th time...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 11, 2014, 09:20:33 PM
For the 18th time...
Only have to survive until April mang. And I've got a few friends down here who will help me survive hahaha
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 11, 2014, 09:23:51 PM
You'll end up killing them too.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 11, 2014, 09:25:27 PM
You'll end up killing them too.
Nah, I got a two week break coming, and I'll be all alone for a good chunk of it. Black metal winter wonderland minus the winter coming up.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on December 12, 2014, 07:28:48 AM
I'm starting to think RPG has moved to a definition that I don't fully understand anymore, are role playing games specifically the ones that ask you to shape the looks of your character and chose their name?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 12, 2014, 07:55:16 AM
You can do that to a degree in the Call of Duty games these days. It's something that's a part of what an RPG can be, but it's not the end all be all for what makes an RPG imo.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 12, 2014, 08:02:51 AM
I'm starting to think RPG has moved to a definition that I don't fully understand anymore, are role playing games specifically the ones that ask you to shape the looks of your character and chose their name?

Well, aesthetically, Japanese RPGs and Western RPGs (while originally inspired by old school D&D type stuff) have evolved into two completely different genres.

See, I used to consider games where you get to name your characters to be RPGs, which included Legend of Zelda, but there's been a ton of arguments against Zelda being an RPG, because you don't get to level up your character, etc. Meanwhile, games like Final Fantasy, which were the biggest, most popular Japanese RPG franchise, stopped bothering with letting you name your characters.

It seems like as time goes on, Western RPGs are the ones that are more focused on customization, letting you shape your character and the game world based on your own decisions in the way you see fit, with games like Mass Effect, Skyrim, Fallout, etc. Although more action focused games like Deus Ex still count, because of the decision making and the skill customization aspect of it, even though it feels pretty much like a regular First Person Shooter.

Meanwhile, most Japanese RPGs, even the ones that let you choose your name and dialogue choices, like Persona 3, are more focused on just telling an epic, character driven story. And the RPG aspect comes from leveling up, and in best of cases, choosing how you want your character to evolve combat wise, with spells, skills, etc. (In worst cases, each character is assigned his own set of skills and you just have to grind for a bit to learn them. No customization whatsoever.)

Of course, more often than not, that combat building element, where you customize your skills still exists in Western RPGs, but in games like Mass Effect 2, for example, that's extremely limited, only letting you choose a few variations for how your character plays.
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Post by: ariich on December 12, 2014, 08:05:47 AM
I would say an RPG is defined more by the approach to gameplay, rather than how customisable the characters are.

If the game involves a substantial element of exploration AND interaction with other characters (not only in set pieces, but where you can interact when you want to do so) then I would say that it's either an RPG or has RPG elements.
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Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 12, 2014, 08:45:58 AM
I would say an RPG is defined more by the approach to gameplay, rather than how customisable the characters are.

If the game involves a substantial element of exploration AND interaction with other characters (not only in set pieces, but where you can interact when you want to do so) then I would say that it's either an RPG or has RPG elements.

Try telling that to Square Enix.  :lol
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Post by: cramx3 on December 12, 2014, 08:59:47 AM
Ive never been the biggest RPG guy, more of a FPS type of gamer although I love FPS with RPG elements.  But would you say that an RPG is also defined by a changing storyline dependent on your actions?
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Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 12, 2014, 09:27:11 AM
Ive never been the biggest RPG guy, more of a FPS type of gamer although I love FPS with RPG elements.  But would you say that an RPG is also defined by a changing storyline dependent on your actions?

Personally, yes, I think it requires both, story and mechanical choices. So, allowing you to assign skill points and things like that, something that does exist in games like Call of Duty, is just one part of it, and as a result, Call of Duty isn't an RPG, but an FPS with RPG elements.

And the story element is the other essential factor, giving you choices either in dialogue, or in exploration, or both, like in Fallout 3, or Deus Ex, which are RPGs with FPS elements instead.

But I would say that having just one of the two elements is not enough. Even story wise, look at all the Telltales Games, like The Walking Dead, or Wolf Among Us, or even Quantic Dream games like Heavy Rain. They're adventure games where you get to affect how the story plays out, but lack of mechanical evolution is what keeps it from being an RPG.

Character customization though, I think is just something cool, that allows people to have a more personalized experience. But if you look at games like The Witcher. It's still an RPG, even though you can't customize your character's appearance.

I do think it's pretty cool though that if those two elements are present, a game is, and feels like an RPG, no matter what kinds of combat mechanics there are. I mean, Mass Effect plays like a third person shooter, Deus Ex like an FPS, other games take on the form of hack and slash, so it's very versatile in that respect. Which is why I think we shouldn't define games based on their core gameplay mechanics, because it doesn't always express the essence of what we get out of it. This video explains it a lot better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uepAJ-rqJKA
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Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on December 12, 2014, 10:37:01 AM
With all the talk of FF, I'll update.  I'm nearly at the end of FF7: Crisis Core on the PSP.  I have absolutely LOVED it!
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Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 12, 2014, 10:39:25 AM
Never played it, but yeah, from what I hear, it's the one FF7 spinoff that's not a complete abortion.
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Post by: Chino on December 12, 2014, 10:56:54 AM
I can't believe how expensive N64 games are. You'd think there'd be plenty of copies of Mario Kart floating around.
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Post by: cramx3 on December 12, 2014, 02:13:23 PM
wouldnt of thought that either, good thing i still have mine and my games including mario kart  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on December 12, 2014, 09:32:03 PM
I can't believe how expensive N64 games are. You'd think there'd be plenty of copies of Mario Kart floating around.

In the past few years it's crossed the line into "retro" territory, so it's becoming more sought after by collectors. And anyone who has a copy of Mario Kart 64 isn't giving it up that easily. :lol If you have a 64, you want/have Mario Kart, along with Goldeneye.
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Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 12, 2014, 10:50:05 PM
I can't believe how expensive N64 games are. You'd think there'd be plenty of copies of Mario Kart floating around.

In the past few years it's crossed the line into "retro" territory, so it's becoming more sought after by collectors. And anyone who has a copy of Mario Kart 64 isn't giving it up that easily. :lol If you have a 64, you want/have Mario Kart, along with Goldeneye.

I had a dream a while ago that I was at a store, and I saw a mint condition Sega Saturn for really cheap, so I was like, "Maybe I'll buy it and start collecting for it," but then I saw what games they were selling, and they were like, shovelware, so I thought, "Man, it would be difficult to collect for this system without breaking serious bank. Not worth it."  :lol

But it's not untrue for 5th generation consoles, these days.
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Post by: PuffyPat on December 13, 2014, 01:46:36 AM
Has anyone heard of and/or played the game Mountain? I just bought it, and I have to say, I absolutely love it. It's a very strange game seeing as you don't actually do anything. There's just a mountain, floating in space, and you look at it, and things happen to it, but you just keep looking at it. It's almost surreal, but I quite enjoy that. It's like, an ambient game.
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Post by: BlobVanDam on December 13, 2014, 01:57:57 AM
If you don't actually do anything, then what makes it a game? Isn't that just...... watching stuff?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on December 13, 2014, 02:10:29 AM
Sounds like I could watch it on Youtube and not miss out on anything. Why "play" it?
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Post by: BlobVanDam on December 13, 2014, 02:11:37 AM
Sounds like I could watch it on Youtube and not miss out on anything. Why "play" it?

I assume it's at least somewhat randomized each time, otherwise there would be no point viewing it twice.
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Post by: Bolsters on December 13, 2014, 02:15:20 AM
Sounds like I could watch it on Youtube and not miss out on anything. Why "play" it?
I assume it's at least somewhat randomized each time, otherwise there would be no point viewing it twice.
I figured there would be some randomisation. But if you have no control over what happens, you still wouldn't miss anything watching a Youtube video. It might have been different had you played it, but you still didn't influence what happened at all.

I suppose the experience could also be different if you have control of the camera, but that's hardly significant.
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Post by: The King in Crimson on December 13, 2014, 08:47:31 AM
I can't believe how expensive N64 games are. You'd think there'd be plenty of copies of Mario Kart floating around.

In the past few years it's crossed the line into "retro" territory, so it's becoming more sought after by collectors. And anyone who has a copy of Mario Kart 64 isn't giving it up that easily. :lol If you have a 64, you want/have Mario Kart, along with Goldeneye.
I have an N64 but I don't own nor do I particularly want a copy of Mario Kart. I actually don't own any copies of Mario Kart. not for the SNES nor for the GC.

I do have Goldeneye though.
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Post by: adace on December 14, 2014, 03:37:00 AM
Started playing Ryse Son of Rome on the Xbox One. The gameplay is so linear and repetitive, but the story and setting keep me wanting to play it. The beach storming scene is just badass. Reminds me of the 300 movies or Saving Private Ryan.
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Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 14, 2014, 10:05:20 AM
Started playing Ryse Son of Rome on the Xbox One. The gameplay is so linear and repetitive, but the story and setting keep me wanting to play it. The beach storming scene is just badass. Reminds me of the 300 movies or Saving Private Ryan.

While it sucks that the gameplay feels repetitive, I'm always happy to see a game where the storyline is so engaging that it keeps people playing in spite of mediocre gameplay.
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Post by: The King in Crimson on December 14, 2014, 01:17:19 PM
Started playing Ryse Son of Rome on the Xbox One. The gameplay is so linear and repetitive, but the story and setting keep me wanting to play it. The beach storming scene is just badass. Reminds me of the 300 movies or Saving Private Ryan.

While it sucks that the gameplay feels repetitive, I'm always happy to see a game where the storyline is so engaging that it keeps people playing in spite of mediocre gameplay.
*coughPlanescapeTormentcough*
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Post by: Chino on December 16, 2014, 08:23:40 AM
I can't believe how expensive N64 games are. You'd think there'd be plenty of copies of Mario Kart floating around.

In the past few years it's crossed the line into "retro" territory, so it's becoming more sought after by collectors. And anyone who has a copy of Mario Kart 64 isn't giving it up that easily. :lol If you have a 64, you want/have Mario Kart, along with Goldeneye.

Back in the day I had an N64 with a library of games about 40 strong. I had all the classics. Starfox, Donkey Kong, Mario Party, Mario Kart, Mario 64, Pokemon Snap, Diddy Kong Racing, Perfect Dark, Pokemon Snap, Golden Eye, etc... The N64 ended up in a campfire one night. About 5 years went buy and I finally bought a new one. I haven't the slightest clue where the game collection is. I tore my parents' house apart looking for them and all that turned up was All Star baseball 98. I haven't the slightest clue what happened to them. It's possible I sold them, and if that's the case, I'm ashamed that I can't remember doing that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 16, 2014, 08:24:50 AM
There's no way your parents just had a yard sale one day without your knowing?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 16, 2014, 08:27:15 AM
There's no way your parents just had a yard sale one day without your knowing?

Absolutely not. Everything else is still there (memory cards, rumble backs, gb cartridge adapter). My Sega Saturn and games are still there. My PS2 and games are still there. Everything, as far as I can remember, was all in the same tote in my closet. I can't for the life of me figure out why just the N64 games are missing.
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Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 16, 2014, 08:31:43 AM
Beats me. A lot of my old game stuff has disappeared. My PS1, my old Sega GameGear and all the games for it, same with GameBoy Color. I hope my mom sold it, because if she just threw it out when she moved, that's kind of depressing.
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Post by: cramx3 on December 16, 2014, 08:45:06 AM
Played NFL Blitz on the N64 last night with my brother and his friend.  That game is so much fun.
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Post by: Chino on December 16, 2014, 09:01:24 AM
That game was a blast. I had all the followup games on PS2 as well (NHL Hitz, Slugfest, etc). I wish they continued that series.
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Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 16, 2014, 09:11:00 AM
They should've made a croquet game too.
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Post by: Lucien on December 16, 2014, 10:26:04 AM
Been playing the old, obscure Neopets: The Darkest Faerie for the PS2 for the past few days out of nostalgia, and god it's cheesier than I remember  :lol That's to be expected of course. What's surprising me right now is that like in HALF the tracks in the game have time signature changes that I never noticed before. No wonder I've been trying to get the soundtrack for years. Too bad the composer hasn't gotten back to me about selling it  :(
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Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 16, 2014, 10:31:33 AM
You can't find a rip of it somewhere online?
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Post by: Sacul on December 16, 2014, 11:52:19 AM
I did a quick search on some tracker sites, but there are only the OST of Mass Effect, Jade Empire and Myst. Curiously, it seems that he made the Myst IV soundtrack along with Peter Gabriel :omg: .
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on December 16, 2014, 01:23:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/user/cookiechicken/videos

This guy is the only person with decent quality tracks, that he got by recording while he was playing.
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Post by: Sacul on December 16, 2014, 02:50:03 PM
If you really want it, you can rip the audio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEjYLETbR-A
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on December 18, 2014, 04:26:25 PM
Got a Wii U for Chanukah. Super Mario Land 3D and Nintendo Land are both awesome. The PS4 and Xbone may have better graphics and performance, but the Wii U beats them handily in terms of sheer creativity and fun.
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Post by: Destiny Of Chaos on December 18, 2014, 04:40:18 PM
Got a Wii U for Chanukah. Super Mario Land 3D and Nintendo Land are both awesome. The PS4 and Xbone may have better graphics and performance, but the Wii U beats them handily in terms of sheer creativity and fun.

Absolutely! Got a Wii U basic on launch day and just upgraded to that same bundle, with the intention of upgrading... plus reboxing the basic set, and giving it to friends that don't have a lot of money to buy gifts for their 6 year old son.

I'm not a hardcore gamer.... but I've always been loyal to Nintendo. They've always been about creativity and fun. Enjoy!
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Post by: GentlemanofDread on December 18, 2014, 07:19:49 PM
I want a Wii U just for Mario Maker.
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Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 18, 2014, 09:52:14 PM
Wewt! Just got my import of Biohazard (A.K.A. Resident Evil) Remake HD for the PS3. Now THIS is a treatment this game deserved all along! Absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to sink some hours into it this weekend!
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 19, 2014, 06:21:48 AM
Seems like Notch is Livin' la Vida Loca:

http://kotaku.com/minecrafts-creator-buy-the-most-expensive-house-in-beve-1672978154
http://vimeo.com/102897742

Quote
In case you needed a material transaction to illustrate just how much money Markus Persson, aka Notch, has having sold Mojang (and Minecraft) to Microsoft, take a look at this: the dude just paid $70 million (and maybe beat out Beyonce & Jay-Z) to buy the most expensive house in Beverly Hills.
That will ceartinly cause some itch in the minecraft community.  :lol

Love his twitter post!  :lol
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Post by: Lucien on December 19, 2014, 01:06:34 PM
I mean, why not? Microsoft's never going to get their money back on the game, he probably feels like he got away with murder on that one. Let him spend what he wants  :lol
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Post by: Dimitrius on December 19, 2014, 04:07:40 PM
Yep! Good on him!
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Post by: MetalMike06 on December 19, 2014, 04:21:40 PM
It's time.

(http://dump.stealinurmegahurtz.com/img/steam-sale.png)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on December 19, 2014, 08:45:49 PM
Not again. I have other things to pay for :( .
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Post by: Parama on December 19, 2014, 08:49:44 PM
to be fair the sales aren't particularly good thus far
all the default sales especially
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on December 25, 2014, 07:52:58 AM
Recieved a 3DS today, and I will be going to Gamestop tomorrow to pick up Smash 4 and one of the Pokemon R/S remakes. Between these two, I should be occupied for a long time.
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Post by: black_biff_stadler on December 25, 2014, 10:43:28 AM
I'm pretty fuckin jelly. I've wanted a 3DS for a long time and have passed up two opportunities to get the XL for $150 in the last month (the first time, it even came with New Super Mario Bros. 2 preloaded on it) but I'm forcing myself to hold out for the new model when it's released in America in 2018.
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Post by: TioJorge on December 25, 2014, 11:42:53 AM
 :lol Man, I hope we get it soon. I have an XL but I'm still gonna get the NXL because FUCKING XENOBLADE. Plus the new 3D is gonna look amazing on a lot of games, especially Mario, Zelda (MAJORAAAAAAAAAAAAA) and my precious Persona. Gonna be nice to have that 3D even when I'm twitching and shit. Cause cocaine. You know. Cool kids and all that. Wut?
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Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 25, 2014, 02:29:29 PM
So apparently both PSN and Xbox live are down and some stupid hacker group called Lizard squad are taking responsibility. Just a big facepalm but this is pretty hilarious to view though:

http://youtu.be/s-vwIn1atgg



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Post by: TioJorge on December 25, 2014, 03:36:43 PM
Fucking boredom has ruled the world. God damn.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 25, 2014, 05:03:09 PM
So apparently both PSN and Xbox live are down and some stupid hacker group called Lizard squad are taking responsibility. Just a big facepalm but this is pretty hilarious to view though:

http://youtu.be/s-vwIn1atgg

They did that a few weeks ago too. I was watching Netflix this morning when it went down. I figured it was the influx of new owners all trying to register/login at the same time. It really pisses me off because while it sucks that I can't use PSN, which I pay $50 a year for, I also can't use the other services I pay for like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Total bullshit. I shouldn't need to be logged into the PSN to use those services.
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Post by: Dark Castle on December 25, 2014, 09:39:58 PM
This shit pisses me the fuck off. Why do these people act like complete asshats and waste their skills in hacking on fucking over everyone else?
Can't even log in to my profile, fucking cunts.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 26, 2014, 10:55:24 AM
And BF4 servers (EA) are down again! The same for Xbox live and PSN?
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Post by: TioJorge on December 26, 2014, 11:04:29 AM
Damn, that sucks... Yeah, people are cunts. Especially hackers.

So despite the fact that I'll probably never finish Shadow of Mordor, god is it fun to lay waste to an army of orcs with a bunch of their own comrades, garradors, and graugs and then after the last one falls he just casually slides his sword back into its sheath like, 'all in a days work!'. Bwaha!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 26, 2014, 11:18:55 AM
Xbox Live is working fine for me *knocks on wood*. Let my brother watch a movie on Netflix and I'm downloading Sunset Overdrive.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 26, 2014, 11:29:11 AM
Yea it seems to be isolated to EA or origin this time. Have some free time during the holidays and of course you can't play because of shit like this.... :(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 26, 2014, 11:31:01 AM
Yeah, that really sucks :(
I was so mad last night not being able to really play anything. Really glad they got it back up though, todays daily deal on the Xbox Marketplace is Sunset Overdrive 50% off which I was going to buy full price as my next game but now I get a little bit of extra Christmas radularness  :laugh:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 26, 2014, 11:39:05 AM
There's some insane DDosing from China towards the US:

http://map.ipviking.com/

Every minute or so you get huge lag and insane amount of attacks from what appears to be China.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 26, 2014, 11:41:54 AM
It takes a special sort of cunt to pull this kind of shit. Can't imagine how many parents felt like shit because they couldn't get anything to work and don't know what's happening as their kid's gift is seemingly ruined.
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Post by: cramx3 on December 26, 2014, 11:49:21 AM
Ugh, I was really looking forward to playing BF4 today
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 26, 2014, 11:56:25 AM
Ugh, I was really looking forward to playing BF4 today
Yea me too... :sadpanda:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on December 26, 2014, 03:16:26 PM
Hey guys, I'm looking for some set of gaming headphones with microphones. They're for my brother, who plays lot of FPS online. Do you have any ideas on a good pair?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 26, 2014, 03:30:23 PM
I can only recommend headsets I used so for me Sennheiser PC 360 Game have worked great so far. The sound is clear and full and they're comfortable to wear. This specific model may be old so try find a newer one. They're pretty expensive though but worth it imo.


Edit: Yay battlelog is up!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 26, 2014, 08:16:37 PM
Xbox Live core services are going haywire again. Explains why Sunset Overdrive took like 3 hours to install today and why I can't even get xbox video to work. Was going to watch The Interview with my dad and brother, but now we're just waiting for the DDoS attacks to stop. Could rent it again elsewhere, but I already spent $6 and don't intend on spending more.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on December 26, 2014, 08:27:52 PM
I tend to focus on 1 or 2 games at a time, but hot damn, some of my friends/clan mates really need to relax and find other games for the time being. Hackers blow, outage sucks, but I swear they are hardcore addicted to Destiny and AW multi. I'm enjoying my continued revisit to Skyrim, and, as the last several months, the occasional Beyond Earth.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 26, 2014, 08:30:07 PM
I tend to focus on 1 or 2 games at a time, but hot damn, some of my friends/clan mates really need to relax and find other games for the time being. Hackers blow, outage sucks, but I swear they are hardcore addicted to Destiny and AW multi. I'm enjoying my continued revisit to Skyrim, and, as the last several months, the occasional Beyond Earth.
God forbid people want to play the games they got for Christmas right?
It took like 3 hours to install Sunset Overdrive because of these dilweeds, and now it's impossible to play it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on December 26, 2014, 08:54:01 PM
Like I said, I understand it's frustrating, but you need to play other games or do something else until it's fixed. Endlessly complaining about it and keeping yourself focused on it is only going to make it worse. I really want to play Destiny, I can't, and so I'm playing other stuff for now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on December 26, 2014, 08:55:43 PM
I am doing other things, but it ruined the night for my dad, brother and I. We chose to do some Xbox One'ing instead of doing a fire pit which we're doing tomorrow now, and shit hit the fan. Now my brother's in bed, my dad's about to go to bed, and I'm left with probably going to bed myself and doing jackshit. All because a group of fucks want some attention before their sad, pathetic lives end without a bang.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 27, 2014, 08:30:15 AM
And it's down again!!! The fuck is going on?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on December 27, 2014, 09:16:32 AM
While I wait for PSN to be up and running - I can write music, go for walks etc. The Crew will still be waiting for me when all is well.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on December 27, 2014, 10:40:55 AM
The thing I hate about this is that we're paying $60 a year for a service that 3 days after an "attack" is still not fix.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on December 27, 2014, 10:53:51 AM
This whole thing makes me glad I never bothered with PSN. Although that's largely because our internet couldn't handle it (and also I have no money).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on December 27, 2014, 11:07:11 AM
The thing I hate about this is that we're paying $60 a year for a service that 3 days after an "attack" is still not fix.
And don't forget about those awful free indie games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on December 27, 2014, 11:18:34 AM
That's sarcasm, right?

There's no way that Fez, Steamworld Dig, The Binding of Isaac, Spelunky are awful.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on December 27, 2014, 11:20:46 AM
The thing I hate about this is that we're paying $60 a year for a service that 3 days after an "attack" is still not fixed.

Fixed that for you.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on December 27, 2014, 11:27:15 AM
That's sarcasm, right?

There's no way that Fez, Steamworld Dig, The Binding of Isaac, Spelunky are awful.
No, those are great, but you might be talking about Xbox Live - I was saying about the awful free indie games of PS Plus. When I joined, there were Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Payday 2, Borderlands, NBA 2K14 and more for free. In the last months, just some boring indie titles.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on December 27, 2014, 12:24:37 PM
The thing I hate about this is that we're paying $60 a year for a service that 3 days after an "attack" is still not fix.
And don't forget about those awful free indie games.

They will likely add x number of days onto the end of everyone's subscription to make up for downtime. I know it's not perfect, but they do have a good track record of at least doing that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on December 27, 2014, 01:05:55 PM
That's sarcasm, right?

There's no way that Fez, Steamworld Dig, The Binding of Isaac, Spelunky are awful.
No, those are great, but you might be talking about Xbox Live - I was saying about the awful free indie games of PS Plus. When I joined, there were Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Payday 2, Borderlands, NBA 2K14 and more for free. In the last months, just some boring indie titles.
All of those I mentioned have been part of the free games for PS4 in the last months! Don't Starve and Trine 2 as well.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 27, 2014, 01:49:30 PM
Battlelog is finally up!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on December 27, 2014, 04:15:15 PM
That's sarcasm, right?

There's no way that Fez, Steamworld Dig, The Binding of Isaac, Spelunky are awful.
No, those are great, but you might be talking about Xbox Live - I was saying about the awful free indie games of PS Plus. When I joined, there were Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Payday 2, Borderlands, NBA 2K14 and more for free. In the last months, just some boring indie titles.
All of those I mentioned have been part of the free games for PS4 in the last months! Don't Starve and Trine 2 as well.
You're lucky then - us PS3 users have lots of sh*t. The free Hitman trilogy and Deadly Premonition were an improvement though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheGreatPretender on December 27, 2014, 06:17:13 PM
You're lucky then - us PS3 users have lots of sh*t. The free Hitman trilogy and Deadly Premonition were an improvement though.

Along with which, PS4 users got Injustice: Gods Among Us. Yeah, the December goodies were awesome! Hopefully we'll see more big stuff like this in the upcoming months.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on December 28, 2014, 01:28:56 PM
Hurrah ! My PS4 is back online...I can finally play The Crew :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on December 28, 2014, 02:41:53 PM
I picked up Suikoden I & II from the Playstation Store last week, having only heard great things about them (particularly the 2nd) and went into them blind. I'm about 6 hours into the first game, and I can't put it down! I highly recommend them if you're a fan of JRPG's at all.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on December 28, 2014, 07:06:09 PM
So since November I've been replaying all of the Assassin's Creed games in release order, seeing how they've held up after my initial opinions. After I beat AC3 about two days back, I finally got a chance to play Liberation for the first time (the HD port was part of the "Americas Collection" pack I bought for PS3). I gotta say, Revelations isn't my least favorite game anymore. Liberation is a snoozefest. The plot is boring, its pacing is terrible, New Orleans is boring, the bayou is a nightmare to navigate, the acting is horrendous, the rewards for doing the little side content there is is never worth it, and (thankfully) the game is so short that you can blow right through it in two days like I just did. I get that it was a Vita game, but sheesh. Thankfully, AC4:BF is next on my agenda, and I love that game. And after that I'll finally play Rogue. And maybe Unity once I get a PS4.

One thing I do appreciate that they did was allow you to replace Aveline's silly little hat with the traditional assassin hood if you wished. I did that and dyed everything white, because it's AC, damn it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: OpenYourEyes311 on December 28, 2014, 10:09:51 PM
I picked up Suikoden I & II from the Playstation Store last week, having only heard great things about them (particularly the 2nd) and went into them blind. I'm about 6 hours into the first game, and I can't put it down! I highly recommend them if you're a fan of JRPG's at all.

yup. just sunk 40 hours into the first game and about to start the second. Loved the first growing up, but this was the first time beating it. Never played II so I'm pretty psyched to get it started!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on December 29, 2014, 12:25:40 AM
You guys are in for a treat. Luca Blight may very well be the biggest asshole in all of gaming. And a badass to boot.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on December 29, 2014, 07:23:44 PM
It is insane how addicting Kid Icarus: Uprising still is.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on December 29, 2014, 09:51:06 PM
Now that I have a decent laptop I am finally able to participate in the Steam Holiday sale, and I'm quite happy about that! Picked up FTL, Rogue Legacy, Fallout: New Vegas, and I'm waiting for a bunch of stuff to go up on Daily Deals and whatnot. I know I missed out on Papers Please which I really want to play but I'm hoping I get lucky and they put it up again for $2.50. Still, $4.99 isn't bad at all.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on December 30, 2014, 09:17:16 AM
Jazzpunk is my game of the year. I just love it  :heart
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on December 30, 2014, 07:01:22 PM
So I got Dragon Age Inquisition for the XB1 and it's a seriously amazing game. The thing is though, there are fairly significant frame lagging and texture pop-ins, especially during cutscenes. It's not a gamebreaker by any stretch nor is it as bad as AC:Unity pre-patch, but it is quite noticeable and takes away from such an awesome game. Not to mention that the last-gen versions of DA:I are just a complete mess from what I've heard. Is it really too much to ask for a game to be 100% finished and bug-free on release date?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on December 30, 2014, 07:06:16 PM
These days? Fuck yeah it is. Might as well be expecting the return of Jesus any day now. For real.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on December 30, 2014, 07:12:04 PM
Might as well be expecting the return of Jesus any day now. For real.
Or Half-Life 3. Or Tool's new album.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on December 30, 2014, 07:13:50 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on December 30, 2014, 07:30:57 PM
All comparable to the return of Jesus. ZERO sarcasm. Both  :lol and  :'(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on December 30, 2014, 08:01:31 PM
All comparable to the return of Jesus. ZERO sarcasm. Both  :lol and  :'(
Comparable?

Only if Jesus comes back with a Gravity Gun.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on December 30, 2014, 08:02:16 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on December 31, 2014, 07:49:57 AM
Yeah, I hate getting a new game only to have to install updates every few weeks. It was bad on PS3, and from what I have seen of my friend's next gen systems, it has gotten even worse. Only Nintendo seems to release finished games, and even they have updates now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on December 31, 2014, 01:55:05 PM
Just picked up FEZ on steam sale. First time ever playing it and I can't wait.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on December 31, 2014, 02:57:06 PM
Just picked up FEZ on steam sale. First time ever playing it and I can't wait.
If you can manage to not get lost, you'll enjoy it :lol .
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on December 31, 2014, 04:24:36 PM
I give little to no fuck about the PSN being down but my problem is that when it's down Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and HBO GO won't sign in.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on December 31, 2014, 04:43:06 PM
Love Fez. The atmosphere of that game is fantastic, even if some of the puzzles are impossibly hard without some internet assistance. Shame the creator's such a knob.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on December 31, 2014, 10:13:46 PM
I give little to no fuck about the PSN being down but my problem is that when it's down Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and HBO GO won't sign in.

That's my biggest complaint as well. There are three other services I pay for (not including PSN) that are unusable because Sony's software is poorly thought out. Luckily I had an Amazon Fire Stick laying around.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 01, 2015, 07:22:56 AM
What games are you looking most forward to in 2015?

In no particular order:

Battlefield: Hardline
The Witcher 3
GTA V on PC
H1Z1
Just Cause 3
No Man's Sky
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Ep. 1
Dying Light
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on January 01, 2015, 07:33:48 AM
1. Metal gear solid 5
2. Arkham knight
3. Final Fantasy 15
4. Persona 5
5. Witcher 3
6. Rime
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on January 01, 2015, 09:47:33 AM
Pillars of Eternity
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Rattlehead on January 01, 2015, 09:50:12 AM
I picked up Suikoden I & II from the Playstation Store last week, having only heard great things about them (particularly the 2nd) and went into them blind. I'm about 6 hours into the first game, and I can't put it down! I highly recommend them if you're a fan of JRPG's at all.

I've been on a JRPG kick lately myself, just got done playing through Breath of Fire 4 on my Vita. Excellent game with a beautiful soundtrack; it's worth checking out if you haven't played this series  :tup (Although it's a shame BoF3 isn't on the PS store). Right now I am playing through Chrono Cross again… I'll have to check out Suikoden I & II once I'm done playing CC. I've heard great things about them but I've never played them.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on January 01, 2015, 10:02:14 AM
In order of anticipation:

Resident Evil (REmake PC upgrade)
Xenoblade Chronicles X (AND NEW 3DS FINALLY)
Persona 5
Majora's Mask 3D
Doom
Final Fantasy XV
Metal Gear Solid V
GTAV PC
Arkham City


Yes, most of my top anticipated games are remakes. Fuck off.  :lol I am fucking OFFICIALLY the aging gamer that thinks knows the best is behind me. At the very least I'm hoping that P5, Doom, and MGSV are amazing, FFXV I'm expecting to either flop or be less than expected, and I pretty much know what I'm gonna get with Arkham. Thus, I am left with my precious remnants in HD. Which I am totally cool with cause REmake is amazing as is MM3D and GTAV is just gonna be an amazingly fun way to blow off some steam and time.

Oh god, my memories with BoFIV are so amazing. One of the first handful of JRPGs that really threw me down the rabbit hole of RPG-gaming in general and mainly built the Japanophile I am now. BEAUTIFUL game and still has some of the greatest, most colorful artwork I've seen in a game. Really wonderful game and it's got some awesome fights.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on January 02, 2015, 01:34:35 AM
I am having so much frakkin' fun with Ground Zeroes (basically MGSV demo). I've heard it's super short but I just got it for 13 bucks and I seriously doubt I'll be hauling ass through it; on the contrary, in fact. I'm playing it on hard thus far and it's pretty difficult, but still very fun and espionage based just how I remember the series. Funny enough, this port looks far superior, plays immensely better, and has more options than most recent PC games, port or not, I've played. Kojima knows what the fuck is up. Comments on Steam reflect that, and it's one of the only recent games I've seen that isn't plagued with the usual bullshit. It's super sad that my baby behemoth can't even strut her stuff because developers suck a big fat dick and are lazy.

One thing though... I WANT MY MOTHERFUCKING HAYTER BACK. I've been a frothing-at-the-mouth fan since Metal Gear on the NES and since MGS on PS, I've loved Hayter. That raspy voice that sounds like he's been smoking since he was 12, that sound of desperation and depression, yet strength and viciousness...it was perfect. Why the ever-loving fuck they didn't call him back for this is beyond me...till I remembered that Kojima is kind of a drama queen at times and probably wanted the star power of Sutherland. Well, fuck Sutherland. Fuck 24, this ain't 24. I notice it every time he speaks and I am completely sure that by the time the actual MGSV comes out I won't care, but thus far I'm having to insert Hayter's voice every time he speaks cause I just don't buy it. He doesn't have what it takes. If they were gonna replace him around MGS2, sure, by now it'd be cemented. But 5? Really? Meh. Minor complaint, and not really one, I just miss my raspy, hairy-testicle-d, cigarette faded Hayter voice, god fuckin' damn it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 02, 2015, 07:24:10 AM
I must say i've really enjoyed Wolfenstein: The New Order so far, more than I expected. Wing Commander and Wolfenstein 3D was my first PC games 20 years ago so i've formed a special relationship with those franchises. The new Wolfenstein is both fun and interesting, yes it's pretty linear but I like the story, gameplay and the humor. The hidden W3D mini game was awesome, lots of nostalgia!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Ultimetalhead on January 02, 2015, 08:30:05 AM
I need Persona 5 in my life so badly.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TioJorge on January 02, 2015, 09:46:12 AM
I must say i've really enjoyed Wolfenstein: The New Order so far, more than I expected. Wing Commander and Wolfenstein 3D was my first PC games 20 years ago so i've formed a special relationship with those franchises. The new Wolfenstein is both fun and interesting, yes it's pretty linear but I like the story, gameplay and the humor. The hidden W3D mini game was awesome, lots of nostalgia!

I really enjoyed it too. I don't think I'll replay it again but I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would as well. That said.... NEW DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

I need Persona 5 in my life so badly.

Also this. Verily.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on January 02, 2015, 10:15:10 AM
I must say i've really enjoyed Wolfenstein: The New Order so far, more than I expected. Wing Commander and Wolfenstein 3D was my first PC games 20 years ago so i've formed a special relationship with those franchises. The new Wolfenstein is both fun and interesting, yes it's pretty linear but I like the story, gameplay and the humor. The hidden W3D mini game was awesome, lots of nostalgia!
Just finished this the other day, I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I did! The only sad part was that (end boss spoiler) there was not robo-Hitler end-boss.  :'(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Mister Gold on January 02, 2015, 10:19:04 AM
I actually just got The Ico Collection for the PS3 and Final Fantasy IV for my PSP. First time I've gotten "new" video games in awhile, so I should be in for some fun times. :metal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on January 02, 2015, 12:01:11 PM
Took a break from my Zelda marathon and resumed a Mass Effect 2 saved game from about a year ago. Easily my favorite game of all time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 02, 2015, 02:51:49 PM
I must say i've really enjoyed Wolfenstein: The New Order so far, more than I expected. Wing Commander and Wolfenstein 3D was my first PC games 20 years ago so i've formed a special relationship with those franchises. The new Wolfenstein is both fun and interesting, yes it's pretty linear but I like the story, gameplay and the humor. The hidden W3D mini game was awesome, lots of nostalgia!
Just finished this the other day, I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I did! The only sad part was that (end boss spoiler) there was not robo-Hitler end-boss.  :'(
Finished the campaign 10 mins ago and yea no Robo-Hitler which to be honest wasn't that big of a surprise.  :lol It felt like a sequel is bound to happen seeing Frau Engel is still alive.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TimelessSymphony on January 11, 2015, 01:22:39 AM
I picked up the Nintendo Wii U on Friday and man, what an awesome console!  :metal (As a late christmas present from my mom)

I think I'm going to play it more than my PS4 (Until Batman Arkham Knight comes out lol).. but I love the gamepad feature  :biggrin: As a kid I used to play with Nintendo products more and this brings me back so many nostalgic moment.

I also went to my local gamestop (EB Games here in Canada) and I picked up:

Batman Arkham City Armorded Edition
Batman Arkham Origin
Tom Clancy Splinter Cell Blacklist
Lego Marvel Superhero

on the eShop I'm planning to buy:
Child of Light.

Woot!! :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on January 11, 2015, 02:02:08 AM
You have Ninstalgia, bought 5 games, and none were Super Mario 3D World, DKC: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, or Wind Waker HD?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on January 11, 2015, 03:05:59 AM
You have Ninstalgia, bought 5 games, and none were Super Mario 3D World, DKC: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Wind Waker HD, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 or Smash Bros.?

FTFY
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 11, 2015, 06:39:42 AM
Gamer nerd gets sweet revenge against trash-talking bully (http://youtu.be/iB1uQmvmh_k)

Hilarious, watch to the end.  :lol

Here's the whole match with epic trash talk, you can skip parts if you want.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH6dfof5B0Q
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on January 11, 2015, 09:47:08 AM
I picked up Suikoden I & II from the Playstation Store last week, having only heard great things about them (particularly the 2nd) and went into them blind. I'm about 6 hours into the first game, and I can't put it down! I highly recommend them if you're a fan of JRPG's at all.

I've been on a JRPG kick lately myself, just got done playing through Breath of Fire 4 on my Vita. Excellent game with a beautiful soundtrack; it's worth checking out if you haven't played this series  :tup (Although it's a shame BoF3 isn't on the PS store). Right now I am playing through Chrono Cross again… I'll have to check out Suikoden I & II once I'm done playing CC. I've heard great things about them but I've never played them.

Very nice, I'll have to check BoF4 out, thanks!

I finished Suikoden I (really good, took about 22 hours). Only about 4 hours into the sequel and already been gut-punched with the story a couple times. I can already see how this game has made such passionate fans!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on January 11, 2015, 03:23:33 PM
Gamer nerd gets sweet revenge against trash-talking bully (http://youtu.be/iB1uQmvmh_k)

Hilarious, watch to the end.  :lol

Here's the whole match with epic trash talk, you can skip parts if you want.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH6dfof5B0Q

All he did was run his mouth because he felt secure that someone would intervene if the big dude decided to shut him up the quick way. Even as he was trying to talk shit he was shaking in his boots.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 11, 2015, 03:41:59 PM
Yea so? The guy with his big mouth lost the game and the white dude saw his chance for some revenge talk, that's all.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on January 11, 2015, 03:48:31 PM
For all we know they both may have been assholes to each other before this meeting. I just meant the focal point of that clip, the "Nerd gets the last word" angle, is just kinda shoddy because it's:

1. Him doing something he clearly wouldn't have the balls to do in an unprotected environment.

2. Even with that coddling, he seems scared to even be saying what he's saying.


I'm not trying to break your balls, I just think he's an idiot and the other guy probably is too.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 11, 2015, 04:06:28 PM
The black dude had been trash talking the nerd on twitter month before and when he finnally got the chance to play with him he lost big time so the nerd saw his chance for some payback. Balls? Unprotected area? We're talking about trash talk within gaming, you clearly think more of them!  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on January 11, 2015, 08:29:29 PM
Got into Portal 2 for the first time last night, I had bought it a while back but was reluctant to play it since I don't play first person but all the raving about how cool this game is persuaded me and just a couple hours of playing last night convinced me it's well deserved raving.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on January 11, 2015, 08:38:51 PM
Portal and GLaDOS are more than deserving of every praise they get!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on January 11, 2015, 10:29:37 PM
Portal and GLaDOS are more than deserving of every praise they get!

Or just Valve in general
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on January 12, 2015, 02:14:21 AM
I picked up Suikoden I & II from the Playstation Store last week, having only heard great things about them (particularly the 2nd) and went into them blind. I'm about 6 hours into the first game, and I can't put it down! I highly recommend them if you're a fan of JRPG's at all.

I've been on a JRPG kick lately myself, just got done playing through Breath of Fire 4 on my Vita. Excellent game with a beautiful soundtrack; it's worth checking out if you haven't played this series  :tup (Although it's a shame BoF3 isn't on the PS store). Right now I am playing through Chrono Cross again… I'll have to check out Suikoden I & II once I'm done playing CC. I've heard great things about them but I've never played them.

Very nice, I'll have to check BoF4 out, thanks!

I finished Suikoden I (really good, took about 22 hours). Only about 4 hours into the sequel and already been gut-punched with the story a couple times. I can already see how this game has made such passionate fans!
Omg, I love these games! I really wish the originals weren't so damn rare and expensive, I'd love to get my hands on a physical copy.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 17, 2015, 08:40:46 AM
I love teaser trailers for games you're really exited for, i'm mostly talking about the teasers that comes along an announcement of a certain game but ordinary trailers works to. There's nothing better than to see a game you're longed for being finally announced.

So what's your favourite trailers past or present?


Old trailers:
Fallout 3 Teaser Trailer (http://youtu.be/zPt08UYmyMo) (War.......war never changes! Ron Perlman is the man!)
Bioshock Teaser Trailer (http://youtu.be/1j_EMGoDdk8) (So many questions and excitment for what that game would be, it's still one of the most profound experiences i've had in a game)
Skyrim Teaser (http://youtu.be/hGMOMkACtn4) (Yeaahh)
Skyrim Gameplay Trailer (http://youtu.be/PjqsYzBrP-M) (So damn epic and it still is!)
Portal Teaser Trailer (http://youtu.be/TluRVBhmf8w) (Brilliant concept that intrigued me alot. The game delivered and the sequel even more)
Half Life 2 Teaser (http://youtu.be/7tH6cunTWqw) (Half Life is with out a doubt the best story driven FPS i've ever played so that teaser made alot of impact back in the day)

New trailers:

Star Citizen - Overview (http://youtu.be/HJsap-vZgiE) (Words cannot described how hyped I am for this game but I have my fair share of worries also)
Imagine: Star Citizen (http://youtu.be/lJJ9TcGxhNY) (Just a fan edited trailer but it's pretty damn cool. Everything you see is either actual gameplay or in-engine shots of how far things have progressed since the previous trailer)
Cyberpunk 2077 Teaser Trailer (http://youtu.be/P99qJGrPNLs) (Very intrigued by the concept and visuals)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on January 17, 2015, 12:29:44 PM
Super Mario Bros. 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU80R7jGanE)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on January 17, 2015, 01:28:28 PM
That Skyrim song is still so motherfucking epic!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 19, 2015, 01:36:15 AM
Anyone played Planetary Annihilation? Seen some videos and it looks interesting.

That Skyrim song is still so motherfucking epic!
Yea!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on January 19, 2015, 06:57:11 PM
Hitting up the old Zelda GB games on 3DS Virtual Console. Just finished Link's Awakening and it still holds up. Working through Oracle of Ages now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on January 19, 2015, 07:44:34 PM
Hitting up the old Zelda GB games on 3DS Virtual Console. Just finished Link's Awakening and it still holds up. Working through Oracle of Ages now.
I was doing that a few weeks ago myself. I made it through Link's Awakening but got bored after the third or fourth dungeon in Seasons, and haven't gone back to it yet.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Mister Gold on January 21, 2015, 12:20:26 PM
After searching on-and-off for over a decade, I am now the proud owner of Final Fantasy VII on the PS1. Only cost me $35 too! I'm currently laughing like a maniac. :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on January 21, 2015, 02:00:01 PM
After searching on-and-off for over a decade, I am now the proud owner of Final Fantasy VII on the PS1. Only cost me $35 too! I'm currently laughing like a maniac. :tup

 :metal I want to get it for my PS4 plus FFX HD
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on January 21, 2015, 02:02:39 PM
After searching on-and-off for over a decade, I am now the proud owner of Final Fantasy VII on the PS1. Only cost me $35 too! I'm currently laughing like a maniac. :tup

Awesome, its my favorite game ever made.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on January 21, 2015, 02:05:56 PM
After searching on-and-off for over a decade, I am now the proud owner of Final Fantasy VII on the PS1. Only cost me $35 too! I'm currently laughing like a maniac. :tup

Awesome, its the greatest game ever made.

FIXED :hat
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on January 21, 2015, 02:49:07 PM
After searching on-and-off for over a decade, I am now the proud owner of Final Fantasy VII on the PS1. Only cost me $35 too! I'm currently laughing like a maniac. :tup
Cool! Are they usually expensive? I've had my copy since the day it was released (or at least about a year after it was released).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Mister Gold on January 21, 2015, 03:09:28 PM
After searching on-and-off for over a decade, I am now the proud owner of Final Fantasy VII on the PS1. Only cost me $35 too! I'm currently laughing like a maniac. :tup
Cool! Are they usually expensive? I've had my copy since the day it was released (or at least about a year after it was released).

Generally speaking, FF7 seems to be relatively pricey. I'd never seen it for sale as low as $35 before personally, at least. About to play it right now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on January 21, 2015, 06:35:41 PM
After searching on-and-off for over a decade, I am now the proud owner of Final Fantasy VII on the PS1. Only cost me $35 too! I'm currently laughing like a maniac. :tup
Cool! Are they usually expensive? I've had my copy since the day it was released (or at least about a year after it was released).

Generally speaking, FF7 seems to be relatively pricey. I'd never seen it for sale as low as $35 before personally, at least. About to play it right now.
I sold my copy a year ago for $20. That's what it was averaging on Ebay at the time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: SystematicThought on January 21, 2015, 07:12:41 PM
Bought Resident Evil on PS4. It's a lot of fun to revisit and it looks really great! I was mad though that they dropped the music in the dining room. That was intense music
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on January 22, 2015, 03:03:33 AM
I'm surprised that original copies of FFVII are still selling for quite a lot, given that it's now available on Steam and PS4. There's plenty of opportunity for people to play it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on January 22, 2015, 04:47:33 AM
Super Mario World -- Credits Warp in 5:59.6 (Non-Emulator World Record) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14wqBA5Q1yc)
That's some serious glitch chops!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Mister Gold on January 22, 2015, 04:54:44 AM
I'm surprised that original copies of FFVII are still selling for quite a lot, given that it's now available on Steam and PS4. There's plenty of opportunity for people to play it.

That's a fair point, but for me, there's something to be said about owning a physical copy. Plus I don't own a PS4 (yet), so it kinda had to be the original PS1 version.

After searching on-and-off for over a decade, I am now the proud owner of Final Fantasy VII on the PS1. Only cost me $35 too! I'm currently laughing like a maniac. :tup
Cool! Are they usually expensive? I've had my copy since the day it was released (or at least about a year after it was released).

Generally speaking, FF7 seems to be relatively pricey. I'd never seen it for sale as low as $35 before personally, at least. About to play it right now.
I sold my copy a year ago for $20. That's what it was averaging on Ebay at the time.

Huh. Honestly, I normally don't look at Ebay anyway, so there you go.

I will say though that I'm personally satisfied with what I got and for the price I got it for. I'd personally never seen it for sale at that low a price before myself and it's in surprisingly great condition for being roughly seventeen-to-eighteen years old. Just a few scratch marks on the case and some visual aging on the manual. All things considered, I'm a happy customer.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on January 22, 2015, 06:59:06 AM
I'm surprised that original copies of FFVII are still selling for quite a lot, given that it's now available on Steam and PS4. There's plenty of opportunity for people to play it.
There's a loooooooot of games that are hugely expensive to get a physical copy of, even though it might cost a fraction of that to download from somewhere else. It's a real shame too for collectors like me. :(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on January 22, 2015, 07:51:38 PM
I'm surprised that original copies of FFVII are still selling for quite a lot, given that it's now available on Steam and PS4. There's plenty of opportunity for people to play it.

I'm just keeping my Gamecube for Resident Evil 4 which I have - some Zelda games and Twilight Princess - which I can't find for a decent price under £50 it seems.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on January 22, 2015, 08:15:25 PM
I'm surprised that original copies of FFVII are still selling for quite a lot, given that it's now available on Steam and PS4. There's plenty of opportunity for people to play it.

I'm just keeping my Gamecube for Resident Evil 4 which I have - some Zelda games and Twilight Princess - which I can't find for a decent price under £50 it seems.

When I bought Twilight Princess a while back now, I couldn't find it in Australia for under $100. But I always buy my games from the UK, because it's cheaper and we're the same region. I managed to score it for about $75, which was cheap.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on January 23, 2015, 05:06:56 AM
I know some people get wet over Majora's Mask but I thought Twilight Princess was better. I even enjoyed it more than Ocarina Of Time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on January 23, 2015, 05:13:41 AM
Twilight Princess is easily my second favourite Zelda game, behind Ocarina of Time. I have never been able to get into Majora's Mask despite numerous attempts.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on January 23, 2015, 05:37:40 AM
I found Twilight Princess to be a bit too easy and kind of old hat compared to some of the other games. When I lost a save file due to the Sky Cannon room bug and I was able to get back to that point in only 6 hours from resetting I felt that the game lacked any sort of real challenge. Also they screwed up Zant's character so bad by the time you fought him.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on January 28, 2015, 01:13:12 PM
Just finished Bayonetta 2 for the first time. This game blew me away even more than its predecessor. It's pretty much the definition of badass.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 02, 2015, 08:15:17 AM
This is just epic:

3k Project TrackMania² Canyon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh4fJekDhxw)

1K Project - Koenigsegg agera (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bggwPKb_lFw)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 02, 2015, 03:16:01 PM
Sry for double post but I just saw this nice showcase/trailer for the one game I logged the most hours in ever. I keep coming back to this game because I constanly get reminded that there's nothing like Arma out there, not even close to it.

http://youtu.be/kwxFrvE0bI4
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MetalJunkie on February 04, 2015, 09:06:42 PM
It's been a while since I've played Battlefront II.

(http://puu.sh/fuo0n/cb239f64a7.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 05, 2015, 12:43:51 AM
Hey if you enjoyed Op. Flashpoint: DR you should definitly check out Arma 3 which is made by the folks of the original Op. Flashpoint series before codemaster took over it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on February 05, 2015, 01:57:39 AM
Going by the last time played, i don't think he enjoyed it  :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 05, 2015, 01:59:13 AM
 :lol Just saw that!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on February 05, 2015, 05:18:06 AM
lol fantastic

Gave a quick play to Battlefield Hardline Beta last night.  Didn't play enough to form a strong opinion yet, but first impressions were that I liked the feel of it better than Battlefield 4.  Just seemed more fluid when moving around and whatnot, but I'm really starting to see why people said it is more of a DLC than a stand alone game, because it really doesn't seem like anything different.  Graphics are beautiful as expected.  I need to play more before I say this game is worth the full price though.  I was planning on getting it but Im debating now since why spend the money when I still play BF4 a lot.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on February 05, 2015, 05:36:52 AM
I found South Park: The Stick of Truth for a good price yesterday so I bought it. I've only just started but it's fantastic. :lol Being able to pick class between Fighter, Mage, Thief and Jew is just amazing. :rollin
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on February 05, 2015, 05:42:50 AM
I found South Park: The Stick of Truth for a good price yesterday so I bought it. I've only just started but it's fantastic. :lol Being able to pick class between Fighter, Mage, Thief and Jew is just amazing. :rollin

hmm, I was waiting for this game to take a significant price drop.  It got good reviews plus Im a big SP fan.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on February 07, 2015, 06:06:18 AM
I'm not a huge fan of that sort of game style, but it is well done, and if you are even somewhat of a SP fan it is a must play.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on February 07, 2015, 07:48:46 AM
The Stick of Truth is tons of fun... except for Al Gore. Fuck that battle!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on February 07, 2015, 07:56:51 PM
Coincidence. I actually picked up The Stick Of Truth a few days ago as well when I saw it was finally half price.  :lol After all those delays over the years and then waiting basically another year for a price drop, I'm soooo ready to finally play this.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on February 08, 2015, 09:43:32 PM
NEED ADVICE!!

My Wii U game pad's acting up and I wanna get it serviced as it's under warranty. I know how to wipe the browser history clean and stuff like that but would y'all feel completely safe letting a stranger have access to a device you'd used almost every day to do online banking, email, facebook, etc?

Basically, do y'all trust that the regular browser/cache erasing procedures do so in a manner to where no one can access your personal info like logins, passwords, PINs, etc?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MetalJunkie on February 09, 2015, 12:29:15 AM
Never played Republic Commando before, but I got it as part of the Humble Bundle. Modded it to play and my resolution and I'm having a blast.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on February 09, 2015, 07:39:22 AM
NEED ADVICE!!

My Wii U game pad's acting up and I wanna get it serviced as it's under warranty. I know how to wipe the browser history clean and stuff like that but would y'all feel completely safe letting a stranger have access to a device you'd used almost every day to do online banking, email, facebook, etc?

Basically, do y'all trust that the regular browser/cache erasing procedures do so in a manner to where no one can access your personal info like logins, passwords, PINs, etc?

Im not familiar at all with the Wii U game pad, but are your passwords saved on the device, like do you need to login when you access your bank info?  If so then id feel safe because they wont know your password, but if everything is set to auto login, I could see some concern.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on February 09, 2015, 08:48:32 AM
The history/cache clearing thing removes auto-saved passwords. I just wanna be sure there's no lingerig means for someone to hack any of my accounts.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on February 09, 2015, 08:53:22 AM
The history/cache clearing thing removes auto-saved passwords. I just wanna be sure there's no lingerig means for someone to hack any of my accounts.
*Opens up your Facebook page due to auto-saved password*
"Hahahaha, Josh has been hacked by Nintendo #MasterHacker"
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on February 09, 2015, 07:14:51 PM
black_floyd and 17 others like this.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on February 10, 2015, 12:41:06 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/10/bethesda-hosting-its-first-ever-e3-conference-in-2015 (http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/10/bethesda-hosting-its-first-ever-e3-conference-in-2015)

Fallout 4 announcement?  One can hope.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 10, 2015, 02:47:39 PM
Yea that would be sweet!! I'm so ready for a new Fallout game at this point.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Accelerando on February 11, 2015, 05:22:19 PM
I just finished playing Assassins Creed Rogue. My only complaints are that the story was too short and the ending was super anti-climatic. Otherwise, decent addition to the series. The best Assassins Creed games that I've played are Black Flag and Brotherhood. I need a PS4 so I can play Unity. Anyone played that one? How does it fare compared to Rogue?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on February 11, 2015, 05:32:58 PM
After throwing my hands up in disgust with how the story and some gameplay elements went in 3, I skipped a few releases.

Picked up Unity, and it became the first game I ever returned same week.

Beautiful game of course, but the movement and mechanics gets worse it seems with every damned AC game. I don't know how that is. The cherry on top was when it became the first game/anything to fully freeze my PS4.

Not saying it's a bad game, but AC is very large and immersive, and I like to play through it a lot, and to do that I need to be happy with those basic things.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Accelerando on February 11, 2015, 11:10:26 PM
After throwing my hands up in disgust with how the story and some gameplay elements went in 3, I skipped a few releases.

Picked up Unity, and it became the first game I ever returned same week.

Beautiful game of course, but the movement and mechanics gets worse it seems with every damned AC game. I don't know how that is. The cherry on top was when it became the first game/anything to fully freeze my PS4.

Not saying it's a bad game, but AC is very large and immersive, and I like to play through it a lot, and to do that I need to be happy with those basic things.

I hear you, and actually you nailed what I didn't enjoy about AC III
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on February 11, 2015, 11:17:37 PM
I know these games probably fall outside of the taste of most people in this thread but I recently bought and ravenously consumed Danganronpa and Danganronpa 2. Has anyone else played them?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on February 11, 2015, 11:24:38 PM
Nope (being Vita games didn't help) but heard great things about them.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on February 11, 2015, 11:39:16 PM
I vastly prefer Rogue to Unity. Only thing Unity has over it is the graphics, really. And I really like Rogue, though the northern, snowy atmosphere feels very dreary compared to the sunny Caribbean in IV. But the game is essentially AC 4: Snowy Irish Templar Edition.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 13, 2015, 07:42:07 AM
 :metal

Just Cause 3 -- Firestarter Trailer (http://youtu.be/0ND5dYIFkd0)

(http://www.gamereactor.se/media/73/justcause3_1387344b.jpg)
(http://www.gamereactor.se/media/73/justcause3_1387354b.jpg)
(http://www.gamereactor.se/media/25/frischescreenshotsvon_1342534b.jpg)
(http://www.gamereactor.se/media/25/heldrosscreens_1342594b.jpg)
(http://www.gamereactor.se/media/73/justcause3_1387394b.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on February 13, 2015, 07:49:18 AM
Just got the Majora's Mask new 3DS and A Link Between Worlds.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on February 13, 2015, 09:02:35 AM
After throwing my hands up in disgust with how the story and some gameplay elements went in 3, I skipped a few releases.

Picked up Unity, and it became the first game I ever returned same week.

Beautiful game of course, but the movement and mechanics gets worse it seems with every damned AC game. I don't know how that is. The cherry on top was when it became the first game/anything to fully freeze my PS4.

Not saying it's a bad game, but AC is very large and immersive, and I like to play through it a lot, and to do that I need to be happy with those basic things.
I thought III was the pinnacle of the series. Maybe a few more technical issues than normal, but I never found it bad.

Playing Rogue right now and feel it is better than Black Flag and all of the II series, but I miss some of the more intelligent design choices of III and I. Those two seemed to encourage and reward careful decision making more than any other in the series.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 15, 2015, 08:39:34 AM
Here's my new pimped up space bachelor pad:

http://youtu.be/u3SzuN4G068

:zydar:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on February 18, 2015, 06:20:02 AM
So I bought Saints Row IV on a steam sale this weekend for 7 dollars (included all of the DLC) and I played the 3rd so I am familiar with the series, but holy hell this game is fun.  Just a pure stupid and fun game that has no real storyline yet is addicting just because its so enjoyable. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on February 18, 2015, 06:31:07 AM
So I bought Saints Row IV on a steam sale this weekend for 7 dollars (included all of the DLC) and I played the 3rd so I am familiar with the series, but holy hell this game is fun.  Just a pure stupid and fun game that has no real storyline yet is addicting just because its so enjoyable.

I haven't played SRIV, but if you don't count GTAV, SRIII was easily my favorite game on last gen (consoles).  I think GTA could learn a lot from those game, mainly the capabilities of their character creator.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on February 18, 2015, 09:10:32 AM
So I bought Saints Row IV on a steam sale this weekend for 7 dollars (included all of the DLC) and I played the 3rd so I am familiar with the series, but holy hell this game is fun.  Just a pure stupid and fun game that has no real storyline yet is addicting just because its so enjoyable.

I haven't played SRIV, but if you don't count GTAV, SRIII was easily my favorite game on last gen (consoles).  I think GTA could learn a lot from those game, mainly the capabilities of their character creator.

yea GTAV could add a lot of value with better player customization, but I think I would take GTA's realism over SR's unrealistic environment. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TL on February 18, 2015, 02:08:54 PM
For me, I think I can safely say that I enjoyed Saints Row 3 more than any GTA game I've played.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on February 18, 2015, 02:12:58 PM
For me, I think I can safely say that I enjoyed Saints Row 3 more than any GTA game I've played.

I'd agree if Saints Row 3 was more polished. The driving was really piss poor. I get it's not meant to be serious, but the audio while driving was terrible. You'd hear the car randomly shifting, and the engine sounds didn't match or sync up with the speed at all. The map was also a little small. Maybe I was spoiled by GTAV's map.

However, the finishing moves/stealth attack during combat were absolutely awesome. I really wish the GTA games would incorporate stuff like that. I want to be able to sneak up behind people and cut their throats, snap their necks, or smash their face into the sidewalk.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on February 18, 2015, 02:34:38 PM
The "playground" of SR4 is way more fun just because of the amount of different vehicles/guns/gang members and other things that are there free to mess around with. 

Being able to throw someone into a brick wall is very fun, and then to do a little dance afterwards.  And that is just the tip of the iceberg of fun things to do.

At this point, I will always take GTA over SR though, GTA is just way too polished and realistic and the single player storyline is much better.  SR is good for laughs and instant satisfaction.  The missions are also fun too, but just because they are over the top and actually make me laugh.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on February 18, 2015, 02:43:06 PM
Currently playing the Metroid Prime Trilogy I picked up for 10€ on my Wii U and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on my 3DS. Metroid is pretty genius, but it takes so long to have some progress (10% at 4 hours on Metroid Prime 1). MH4U is the same, but it still hase this addictive item chasing, like "Nah, I`ll just do this monster once to get this item." and at the end, you have hunted down the monster 5 times until you finally got what you needed to make your last part of your (hopefully) awesome armor/weapon.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on February 18, 2015, 08:26:17 PM
I love Saints Row 2 more, honestly. Stillwater is a much more interesting city to fuck around in than Steelport, and overall 2 had a better balance of drama and absurd comedy rather than being balls-to-the-wall nuts all the way through. I felt 2 had better customization with the cribs and your character too. Though I love SR4, being that it's pretty much a love letter to the whole series. SR3 was just kind of a disappointment to me, but I know it was a lot of people's first SR game, and I can respect why they love it so much.

I really hope to play Gat Out Of Hell soon though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on February 18, 2015, 09:34:30 PM
SR3 was the first one I played, and I played SR4 almost immediately after that I think. Then I tried to play SR2, but I thought it was absolutely dreadful. :lol

I had to turn off all the advanced lighting features like ambient occlusion and HDR, because every object looked like it was smothered in grease and there was a blurriness/fogginess over everything. The visuals were greatly improved once I turned those things off, but then I'm playing a game from the 360/PS3 generation released in 2008 that looks like it's from four years ago on the previous gen. I'm not a graphics whore, but for 2008 it was pretty bad. Lighting isn't that hard to get right, and without it everything looked "basic" - I remember being in a cave at one point and there was no darkness to it at all because I'd turned the advanced lighting off. The cave might as well have had the sun inside of it, everything was perfectly illuminated.

Then, the pop-in was the worst I've ever seen. I could stand in place and rotate the camera, and I would see things disappear and new things appear, and not at a very long distance either - things only a few metres away from my character would spawn/despawn just from doing this. It was especially annoying when I would be driving and see a car I wanted - slamming on the handbrake and turning around wouldn't be fast enough before that vehicle would vanish.

The controls were pretty unintuitive aswell. In menus I was allowed to use the up/down arrows to move my selection vertically, but I couldn't use the left/right arrows to move the selection horizontally - I was forced to use Shift and CTRL. Any attempt to remap these controls to the arrow keys to make the menus more intuitive would have resulted in sprint/crouch/etc controls being remapped to the arrow keys too, so I couldn't do anything. Walking around felt clunky because of the way the character turned. Again, didn't feel like a game released in 2008.

Even the shooting sucked. Fine aim being a toggle instead of holding the button down might have been something I got used to had I played the game more, but I never got used to it in the couple of sessions I played. Also every time I switched from being unarmed to holding a gun, the very first shot would either be delayed 1-2 seconds (but the game wasn't slowed or frozen at all), or the first shot would simply not go off. Also the aiming felt more like the overly-simplified GTA III controls than it did something more refined that came out the same time it did, like GTA IV. GTA III was released 7 years prior.

Finally, as mentioned before, this game is from 2008 and was competing with games like GTA IV, which is just 100 times better in every imaginable way - gameplay, controls, mechanics, graphics, everything. Infact even comparing SR2 to San Andreas it comes up short in every way except for the graphics, and even then I'd probably still give the nod to SA because for its day and that generation, it was quite good (for comparison GTA III was on the same gen, but SA is still an improvement) whereas SR2 was bad even for its time. GTA SA didn't have pop-in even remotely as horrible as that of SR2, and it was four years older and on a previous gen console. :\

I wanted to play it for the story, to see what events transpired before SR3, but I just couldn't get past all this stuff or enjoy the gameplay at all, and wanting to see the story wasn't enough of an incentive to tolerate these problems. So I gave up.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on February 18, 2015, 09:42:33 PM
Finally, as mentioned before, this game is from 2008 and was competing with games like GTA IV, which is just 100 times better in every imaginable way - gameplay, controls, mechanics, graphics, everything.

I-- I don't-- I never played the PC version, maybe it was crap. I played it on the 360, and it was better than GTA IV in every way. SR2 is actually one of my top ten games of all time. Aw well.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on February 18, 2015, 11:31:21 PM
Some of it probably is because it's a port - menu controls for one are probably much more intuitive on a controller for one. I don't exactly think GTA IV is perfect, either...I could probably write almost as much about what I didn't like in it as I did for SR2. :lol The cover system could be awkward at times, as could the handling of vehicles, and there's a ridiculous amount of redundant driving from A to B to C to A again in the missions. But for me those things didn't overshadow what I liked.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TL on February 19, 2015, 08:34:46 PM
For me, I think I've gotten to a point where I prefer silly and over the top rather than realistic in an open world game. I certainly respect the technical achievements of the GTA series, and I certainly enjoyed screwing around in GTA3 and Vice City back when they were new, but for whatever reason, GTA 4 and 5 just never drew me in. I played quite a bit of 4, and thought it was alright, but having played Saints Row 3 and 4 since then, I don't know if I could go back. SR just appeals to me more now. All a matter of different tastes of course.

Quote
Currently playing the Metroid Prime Trilogy I picked up for 10€ on my Wii U and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on my 3DS. Metroid is pretty genius, but it takes so long to have some progress (10% at 4 hours on Metroid Prime 1). MH4U is the same, but it still hase this addictive item chasing, like "Nah, I`ll just do this monster once to get this item." and at the end, you have hunted down the monster 5 times until you finally got what you needed to make your last part of your (hopefully) awesome armor/weapon.
Now I have the urge to go back and play through the Metroid Prime games. Maybe one of my favorite game series ever.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on February 20, 2015, 08:32:02 AM
For me, I think I've gotten to a point where I prefer silly and over the top rather than realistic in an open world game. I certainly respect the technical achievements of the GTA series, and I certainly enjoyed screwing around in GTA3 and Vice City back when they were new, but for whatever reason, GTA 4 and 5 just never drew me in. I played quite a bit of 4, and thought it was alright, but having played Saints Row 3 and 4 since then, I don't know if I could go back. SR just appeals to me more now. All a matter of different tastes of course.


GTA-IV, in my opinion was the worst of the franchise since III. That game got boring really quick, and I have no desire to ever play it again. GTA-V on the other hand, that game was a whole different beast. That was unlike any game I've played before. Granted, I haven't touched the campaign in over a year.I just play online now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on February 20, 2015, 08:34:48 AM
I thought GTA4 was the best of any GTA.  Best storyline and NYC was amazing and fairly accurate.  It was missing some awesome elements from SA, but I didnt think it took away from the game.  GTA5 is really amazing, but I enjoyed 4 more.  Also, the DLC specifically the Ballad of Gay Tony was my favorite set of missions in any GTA game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Marion Crane on February 21, 2015, 11:06:37 AM
For any Majora's Mask players, check out this awesome easter egg this guy found:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLR5y0DkLfQ#t
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on February 21, 2015, 11:32:43 AM
Hahaha god dammit.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on February 21, 2015, 11:34:38 AM
Got a few games on my trip to England, and from those I'm playing Fallout 3. I already played it some years ago, but didn't finish it. Now, its time to fix that :hat.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on February 21, 2015, 11:39:09 AM
For any Majora's Mask players, check out this awesome easter egg this guy found:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLR5y0DkLfQ#t

*listens the first time* What is that?

*listens the second time after looking at the comments for half a second* Oh. Haha.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on February 24, 2015, 06:22:15 PM
I'm about 2/3 of the way through the South Park game. Just fought a boss battle featuring... a lot... of human anatomy flinging around... some of it being a hazard within the fight. Holy crap, that was distracting and awkward. I was almost laughing too hard to focus on the boss.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on February 25, 2015, 06:33:46 AM
I'm about 2/3 of the way through the South Park game. Just fought a boss battle featuring... a lot... of human anatomy flinging around... some of it being a hazard within the fight. Holy crap, that was distracting and awkward. I was almost laughing too hard to focus on the boss.

I need this game lol as if beating people to death wtih a purple dildo in SR4 wasn't enough.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on February 25, 2015, 01:28:40 PM
So in my quest to continue wasting time on my PSP, I recently played through 3rd Birthday.  Controls were a little wonky to get a handle on at first, but then I really grew to love it.  Very cool game!

I played around with Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep for a while.  Cool game, but got old quick.

Currently playing Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.  I've just started and am going through the training missions.  From what I've read online, it's a very hard game and the training missions don't really accurately represent how hard the game actually is.  Anyone familiar with it?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on February 26, 2015, 08:17:11 PM
Playing Super Mario 64 for the first time.

At first, i feared i wouldn't be able to enjoy it because of the camera and graphics. Now, i'm hooked :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on February 26, 2015, 08:19:28 PM
I can't go back to the original. I love all the stuff the DS version added, despite the terrible d-pad controls.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on February 26, 2015, 08:34:53 PM
I opted for the original 64 one since i've been wanting to play other games from that system anyway.

But, from my experience, it must be difficult to control Mario without an analog stick.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on February 26, 2015, 09:07:53 PM
Playing Super Mario 64 as a kid for the first time is one of those gaming experiences I wish I could relive.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on February 26, 2015, 10:16:51 PM
Unfortunately, the way they made the DS one, even with the 3DS's analog stick, it's awkward, as Mario and friends are designed to go in eight directions, so the movement isn't very fluid and can be a bit wonky. The original plays better, but I just love the additions. Playing as Luigi is sooooo fun in that game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ozzy554 on February 26, 2015, 10:29:39 PM
I got my n64 (with expansion pak) with a copy of mario 64 at a yard sale for a grand total of 8 dollars.  Altough about a year later the on/off switch broke and its permanently on so i have to turn it on and off by unplugging the back. also have fun with the blister that will form on your thumb due to the n64 joystick.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on February 26, 2015, 11:18:33 PM
Man, remember the original Mario Party minigames that involved rotating the analog stick as fast as possible, and people would ruin their skin using an open hand to do it?  :lol It's why we got Mario Party 2 on the Wii's Virtual Console but not the original; they pulled back from making minigames like that again after the first game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on February 26, 2015, 11:25:43 PM
Man, remember the original Mario Party minigames that involved rotating the analog stick as fast as possible, and people would ruin their skin using an open hand to do it?  :lol It's why we got Mario Party 2 on the Wii's Virtual Console but not the original; they pulled back from making minigames like that again after the first game.

My blistered palm thanks yee, Nintendo. :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on February 27, 2015, 12:33:44 AM
Man, remember the original Mario Party minigames that involved rotating the analog stick as fast as possible, and people would ruin their skin using an open hand to do it?  :lol It's why we got Mario Party 2 on the Wii's Virtual Console but not the original; they pulled back from making minigames like that again after the first game.
Yeah, I was addicted to Mario Party so that happened to me quite a bit. :lol The sticks on all of my controllers are a bit loose when centred aswell, something that happened to the N64 controllers naturally over time anyway, but I'm sure it was exacerbated by playing Mario Party. It's a shame about those minigames because I'd really like to play Mario Party again, but I don't because of the further damage it would do to the controllers.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on February 27, 2015, 12:37:35 AM
Man, remember the original Mario Party minigames that involved rotating the analog stick as fast as possible, and people would ruin their skin using an open hand to do it?  :lol It's why we got Mario Party 2 on the Wii's Virtual Console but not the original; they pulled back from making minigames like that again after the first game.
Yeah, I was addicted to Mario Party so that happened to me quite a bit. :lol The sticks on all of my controllers are a bit loose when centred aswell, something that happened to the N64 controllers naturally over time anyway, but I'm sure it was exacerbated by playing Mario Party. It's a shame about those minigames because I'd really like to play Mario Party again, but I don't because of the further damage it would do to the controllers.

Mario Party was almost designed to destroy controllers. :lol All of our controllers would end up with grinded up grey dust around the analogue stick from mashing it with the palms of our hands on those fishing mini games.

As far as Mario 64, I found the controls on the DS version to be ok, and I liked the addition of a run button, although I haven't played it as much as the 64 version.
That game has some control issues anyway, being their first 3D platformer, like if you tried turning around too fast he's walk in a small circular arc instead of just stopping, or when you tried to jump and change direction quickly, he'd do a sharp sideways or backwards jump (which unfortunately was intended as a feature). I think they kinda overdid the control system a bit on the 3D Mario games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on February 27, 2015, 12:52:23 AM
I've always thought the controls were awkward in Mario 64. The things you mention and the fact that Mario has so little traction frustrated me quite a bit when I first got the game. I actually shelved it pretty early on and didn't get back to it for a few years.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on February 27, 2015, 01:30:35 AM
Yes, his traction can be weird too. Overall I still enjoyed the game and finished it twice, and it was a landmark game, but it shows its age moreso than the other 64 platformers.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on February 27, 2015, 06:28:23 AM
Not to me, I had no issues with M64 controllers and my 120 stars proves it lol well not really, but to get all the stars you need to have good control of Mario to get all the coins and whatnot.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on February 27, 2015, 06:29:14 AM
I've gotten all 120 stars twice, but it doesn't mean there weren't tears along the way because Mario didn't cooperate. :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on February 27, 2015, 06:31:02 AM
Yea I know, kind of a joke but I am totally obsessed with that game, or used to be at least. 

And yea, I still have Mario Party and while the mini games were fun, they destroyed palms and controllers which was not fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on February 27, 2015, 09:17:22 AM
I played SM64 for the first time last summer. It is not as great as the two Galaxy games, but is still a classic.  :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on February 27, 2015, 11:32:18 AM
That game has some control issues anyway, being their first 3D platformer, like if you tried turning around too fast he's walk in a small circular arc instead of just stopping, or when you tried to jump and change direction quickly, he'd do a sharp sideways or backwards jump (which unfortunately was intended as a feature). I think they kinda overdid the control system a bit on the 3D Mario games.

Yep, this can be frustating sometimes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on February 27, 2015, 12:36:47 PM
I played SM64 for the first time last summer. It is not as great as the two Galaxy games, but is still a classic.  :tup

If you played it when it first came out, you'd think it was the greatest Mario game ever (at the time).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on February 27, 2015, 03:06:28 PM
^Word. And there was a decent chance you'd consider it the greatest game period at the time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on February 27, 2015, 04:01:27 PM
I got it with my Club Nintendo points along with Earthbound. I figure I'll get more points in the future before the Club shuts down and I've been wanting to play it again for quite some time. Played that game obsessively as a kid.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The King in Crimson on February 27, 2015, 07:27:59 PM
I played SM64 for the first time last summer. It is not as great as the two Galaxy games, but is still a classic.  :tup

If you played it when it first came out, you'd think it was the greatest Mario game ever (at the time).
Disagreed. I hated it, and most early 3D platformers at the time, when it came out because of generally kludgy controls and shitty camera issues. I haven't played M64 in a long, long time so I have no idea what my reaction would be to it now, but I had a very strong negative reaction to it back then.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on February 27, 2015, 08:05:32 PM
I remember enjoying it, but my head exploded more with SNES super mario world than the transition into 3D. Played SM64 on and off when renting it, but never owned it. Still have a lot of respect for it though.

As for as the N64 generation goes, it was Ocarina that owned my soul.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on February 27, 2015, 08:17:43 PM
As for as the N64 generation goes, it was Ocarina that owned my soul.

I'm going for that after finishing SM64.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on February 27, 2015, 08:43:58 PM
As for as the N64 generation goes, it was Ocarina that owned my soul.

Majora for me, though the two collectively blew my mind completely.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 01, 2015, 12:27:55 PM
I've been playing Mario 64 on DS today and I remembered the change they made that I absolutely hate. When you hold the jump button and stand still for a moment, he charges up and runs off like an idiot, right off the level. What dumbass thought this would be a feature? Sometimes less is more.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on March 01, 2015, 12:57:47 PM
What bothers me most is the circular arc thing you talked about and when Mario, instead of grabbing a ledge, hit the wall and ends up falling back.

Apart from that, i'm really enjoying it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on March 02, 2015, 05:31:38 AM
Played the DS version a few years ago - I remember just hating it for having too many unnecessary new elements :lol. BTW, has anyone played the Ocarina of Time remake for 3DS? My bother has it, but never plays it, and I want to. So I was wondering what purists think about it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 02, 2015, 05:37:17 AM
Played the DS version a few years ago - I remember just hating it for having too many unnecessary new elements :lol. BTW, has anyone played the Ocarina of Time remake for 3DS? My bother has it, but never plays it, and I want to. So I was wondering what purists think about it.

OoT is one of my favourite games ever, and I thought they did an amazing job with the remake. They didn't make major changes like in Mario 64 DS. The graphics are improved all around, but still capture the feel of the original, the controls work really well, and incorporate the gyroscope nicely for aiming (but aren't mandatory). They also added some additional visuals to the Water Temple that make it much easier to follow without actually altering it.
It's been a little while since I've played it, but I don't recall having any issues with it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on March 02, 2015, 11:26:48 AM
The Smash Bros. soundtrack from Club Nintendo came today! Probably the last thing I'll ever get from them before the service closes, sadly.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11041779_10152711580746299_8041967502186611814_n.jpg?oh=cc495993ef5491aa1ac67a4c672a8ed0&oe=558DD9CB&__gda__=1435273908_0b56bd1cd703f7db30a38d21a00707aa)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sigz on March 03, 2015, 08:26:31 PM
(http://cdn.themetapicture.com/media/funny-Mario-Party-game-cover-parody.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MetalJunkie on March 04, 2015, 08:58:42 PM
So I don't get all the hate for Arkham Origins. I mean, I've read the reviews and all the interweb opinions, but I'm not seeing it. I borrowed it from my friend last night and I absolutely love it. I especially love being able to pick out points that I recognize from Arkham City.

Also, the Deathstroke fight is probably my favorite boss fight of all time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on March 05, 2015, 12:50:23 AM
So I don't get all the hate for Arkham Origins. I mean, I've read the reviews and all the interweb opinions, but I'm not seeing it. I borrowed it from my friend last night and I absolutely love it. I especially love being able to pick out points that I recognize from Arkham City.

Also, the Deathstroke fight is probably my favorite boss fight of all time.
I think the game is great too, but it's also a bit too similar to Arkham City imo. There are some nice little improvements here and there, but nothing even approaching a creative leap.

That said, I think that Arkham Knight will breathe new life into the series with the Batmobile. Can't wait for it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on March 05, 2015, 02:33:11 AM
I also liked Arkham Origins and have no idea what the supposed problems were. Wasn't as good as City, for sure, but was probably roughly on a par with Asylum IMO.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MetalJunkie on March 05, 2015, 03:06:34 AM
I love City, but I think there are two distinct things that make me like Origins better. First, the combat system seems to be more forgiving. A lot of times in City, I'll miss an attack, from going on the wrong direction or something. I have strung together far longer combos in Origins. Second, as beautiful as Arkham City is, its desolate, decayed state wears on me after a while. The functional and "lived-in" Gotham is an environment that I much prefer.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 05, 2015, 03:50:11 AM
Portal 3? (http://youtu.be/lfqMBYamZio)

Not really but Valve has alot of things cooking atm. This is apparently a demo for their new VR headset featuring Portal  assets in their new Source 2 engine. Looks pretty bad-ass!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on March 05, 2015, 08:56:20 AM
Half-Life 3 confirmed.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on March 05, 2015, 09:00:57 AM
Half-Life 3 confirmed.

Source?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on March 05, 2015, 09:30:21 AM
Half-Life 3 confirmed.

Bout damn time.

Edit*

Damn

Quote
'Half Life 3' Confirmed At GDC Was A BIG Mistake: Virtual Reality PR Error Crushes Fans' Hopes And Dreams [REPORT]

http://www.latintimes.com/half-life-3-confirmed-gdc-was-big-mistake-virtual-reality-pr-error-crushes-fans-hopes-300691
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on March 05, 2015, 09:41:46 AM
A team fortress 3 could be pretty awesome if thats something in the works.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on March 05, 2015, 10:48:03 AM
Did Street Fighter III ever come out?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 05, 2015, 11:58:30 AM
Half-Life 3 confirmed.

Bout damn time.

Edit*

Damn

Quote
'Half Life 3' Confirmed At GDC Was A BIG Mistake: Virtual Reality PR Error Crushes Fans' Hopes And Dreams [REPORT]

http://www.latintimes.com/half-life-3-confirmed-gdc-was-big-mistake-virtual-reality-pr-error-crushes-fans-hopes-300691
First:  :lol

Second: Since internet hasn't imploded yet, HL3 hasn't officially been announced.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on March 05, 2015, 12:24:32 PM
Half-Life 3 confirmed.

Source?

Nope, it's gonna use Source 2  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: jammindude on March 05, 2015, 12:54:14 PM
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

Rock Band 4 is coming!!!   Can't wait for this.   It's honestly the only game I play, I wish I could play it more, and I would seriously consider buying a new console JUST to have this game. 

I seriously think these games are the greatest thing to happen to rock music since the mirror and the tennis racket.    People who criticize it as getting kids to pick up controllers instead of instruments are missing the point.    In the classic days of *actually listening* to music...it was a completely immersive experience.   Thus, the #1 reason almost every teenage boy would pick up a tennis racket and become a rock star for two hours every night in front of the bedroom mirror.   Rock Band brings back that "immersed in the music" experience, and even teaches a bit of timing in the process. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pZNDZzCZ7o&feature=youtu.be

I'm really stoked for this.   I have always hoped this would be the next platform for music to be delivered to fans in a way that gets the artist paid.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on March 05, 2015, 01:09:57 PM
I'm more excited for the new Guitar Hero game. I never liked the Rockband Guitar and gameplay. I know it's the same, but to me it's not. I'd rather watch circles come at me rather than rectangles.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: XJDenton on March 05, 2015, 01:12:51 PM
I wasn't holding out too much hope for Rollercoaster Tycoon 4, but somehow Atari have managed to make it look worse than 3, which is impressive seeing as the 3rd game is a decade old now.

http://i.imgur.com/jF6hDvt.jpg
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on March 05, 2015, 01:18:32 PM
Where'd that screen come from? I have been following this release very closely and never saw that one. Anyway, I had high hopes for this game (It's RCT World btw, not RCT4) until it was handed over to different developers.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: jammindude on March 05, 2015, 01:20:58 PM
I'm more excited for the new Guitar Hero game. I never liked the Rockband Guitar and gameplay. I know it's the same, but to me it's not. I'd rather watch circles come at me rather than rectangles.

I'm glad GH finally added the drum kit.  That was the biggest thing for me.   I just got used to RB's drum kit, so I've honestly never tried GH's.  The cymbal thing was a great idea.  I'd be interested in checking it out. 

I can't really do the guitar controllers for very long...I have a condition in my shoulders that affects the nerves running down my arms and into my hands.  My hands cramp up if I try to play for more than a few minutes.   Holding drum sticks is easier. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: XJDenton on March 05, 2015, 01:23:04 PM
Where'd that screen come from? I have been following this release very closely and never saw that one. Anyway, I had high hopes for this game (It's RCT World btw, not RCT4) until it was handed over to different developers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzgAhPffWsM
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on March 05, 2015, 01:43:13 PM
I'm more excited for the new Guitar Hero game. I never liked the Rockband Guitar and gameplay. I know it's the same, but to me it's not. I'd rather watch circles come at me rather than rectangles.

I'm glad GH finally added the drum kit.  That was the biggest thing for me.   I just got used to RB's drum kit, so I've honestly never tried GH's.  The cymbal thing was a great idea.  I'd be interested in checking it out. 

I can't really do the guitar controllers for very long...I have a condition in my shoulders that affects the nerves running down my arms and into my hands.  My hands cramp up if I try to play for more than a few minutes.   Holding drum sticks is easier.

I definitely liked the layout of GH's drums better than Rockband's. The symbols were fantastic. The build quality was shit though. I had to open my kit up at least a half dozen times to re-solder joints that failed, The bass pedal, while it never broke, sucked as well. It would frequently register two hits instead of one. I ended up throwing the thing out. I hope they release a guitar only version. I have no use for the drums or microphone.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 06, 2015, 12:52:38 AM
Seems like Oculus Rift is getting some serious competition from Valve with SteamVR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leg2gS6ShZw

Competition is refreshing and will always move the tech forward so it's good for all "competitors". Love the passion that Valve guy had. Btw interesting to note that there's a bunch of ex-Valve employees working on Oculus VR like Michael Abrash for example so the fight is real so to speak.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 06, 2015, 01:16:24 AM
I hadn't gotten around to watching that video yet even though I'm subscribed to the channel. They've also done a lot of coverage on other VR devices, especially the Rift, so I trust their feedback.

One thing the Rift and other VR is still working on is input devices, and with these SteamVR controllers coupled with this being done by Valve, I think this will have great results.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 06, 2015, 01:33:47 AM
Yea the Tested guys have pretty much been first at hand with all of the Oculus Rift dev kits so far and always spoke highly of them so for them to say that "SteamVR is the best VR experience they had so far period" should say something. Will be interesting to see how the Oculus Rift camp will react to SteamVR given Valve said a consumer version is aimed for by the end of the year. That will surely give them a kick in the butt to move things forward but that's probably what they needed anyway and as I said, there's ex-Valve employees working in the Oculus camp so i'm sure that Oculus already knew what Valve had cooking under the hood. This will sure be intersting to follow!  :corn
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 06, 2015, 01:57:17 AM
I think the target release date for the consumer version of the Rift is by the end of the year too, although they make so many improvements and revisions that it's hard to know. As you said, it may be the kick in the butt they need to set a more solid date though.

Both already have a pretty high benchmark in mind, and competition will drive them further. I don't think the price of either unit is going to be too crazy either. Assuming Unity adds support for SteamVR too (which it no doubt will), I'd happily buy either unit at this point, and plan to if I have the money.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Zook on March 06, 2015, 02:23:28 AM
I hope they redesign the drums for Rock Band 4. Simply putting the snare in the center to mimic a real drum kit would be enough.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Parama on March 06, 2015, 11:37:29 AM
I'm more excited for the new Guitar Hero game. I never liked the Rockband Guitar and gameplay. I know it's the same, but to me it's not. I'd rather watch circles come at me rather than rectangles.
Visually I think Rock Band works better to be honest, the thinner rectangles make stuff a lot easier to distinguish than the circles
Guitar Hero has always had a better game engine though

anyways I'm gonna be getting both when they come out because I'm a supernerd for the series
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TL on March 07, 2015, 12:44:37 PM
After playing Rock Band, I always found it difficult to go back to Guitar Hero. Compared to Rock Band, I always thought the GH games from the same era felt really janky.
With everything from presentation to DLC, I definitely prefer the RB series. Knowing that DLC will carry forward to the new consoles is fantastic news.

I've never really liked playing drums in either series (I've admittedly only used the low end kits), which is a bit funny with me actually being a drummer.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on March 07, 2015, 01:09:22 PM
Unfortuneately, I have to leave the Rock Band franchise now, because it`s only released to XB1 and PS4. I actually played and supported Rock Band for more than 5 years on my Wii, spending lots of money to buy all the latest DLCs. And now, RB4 was announced and all my DLC cannot be transferred to any of the new consoles, besides I don`t have a money income to buy one of these consoles, new instruments, because the Wii instruments don`t work on the other consoles, and all my DLC again, so well, I`m out of this.

Maybe I`ll go over to Rocksmith, even without playing real guitar before, because at least I have a PC and I can just buy a cheap guitar to play Rocksmith.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 07, 2015, 06:42:31 PM
Sometimes you realise that there's certain things you've never seen in a game before, I think this qualifies as that:

Star Citizen - New Damage Model (http://youtu.be/OkAaLd0FdK0)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on March 08, 2015, 10:46:43 AM
Oh yeah, Valve at GDC:

The Vulkan graphics API was discussed, and it's basically going to be better than any other graphics API that exists today (able to run the next-gen Source 2 engine on any computer using OpenGL 4.1 or later [since it's basically a giant OpenGL update] [so circa 2009-present computers {not including Intel, they're behind  :lol}]). Very exciting. If everything goes well and it's released before Windows 10 therefore DirectX 12, DX12 may never be adopted, which would be awesome.

Source 2 is their new engine, obviously, and DOTA 2, CS:GO, and hopefully TF2 will all be ported over to the new engine within the next 2 years or so.

The Portal thing at the GDC isn't Portal 3, that was a tech demo.

Half-Life 3 has been confirmed for a while now (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxUJb3Fm9eI).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 08, 2015, 11:02:49 AM
The Portal thing at the GDC isn't Portal 3, that was a tech demo.

Half-Life 3 has been confirmed for a while now (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxUJb3Fm9eI).
Yea they said it was only a tech demo, looked amazing though and from what i've heard it was unlike anything with SteamVR.

Half Life 3 is not "confirmed" until they give an official announcement. They're most likely working on it though and have for alot of years, probably not full blown but atleast on pre-production level.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on March 09, 2015, 01:14:25 PM
Anyone else playing Final Fantasy XIV Online? I just picked it up last month after a bunch of my coworkers started getting into it. I'm really enjoying it so far, so much that I put down for another 90 days after the 30 free days ran out.

The environments are gorgeous, the music (as always) is excellent, and it hasn't felt grind-y at all.  The ability to level every class with a single character is awesome, as I tend to stick with one character.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Parama on March 09, 2015, 02:05:06 PM
freaks out internally

http://store.steampowered.com/app/261570
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Post by: Fiery Winds on March 09, 2015, 03:11:42 PM
freaks out internally

http://store.steampowered.com/app/261570

A rare Day 1 purchase appears.  :D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Parama on March 09, 2015, 04:28:03 PM
yep, exactly that
can't remember the last D1 purchase I made
I think it was Hexcells Infinite, that was like last september or so
and $5
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on March 10, 2015, 11:28:45 AM
freaks out internally

http://store.steampowered.com/app/261570

 :o
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on March 11, 2015, 09:04:28 AM
It was released a bit early on Steam so I was able to play a couple hours before bed. Really good so far!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Parama on March 11, 2015, 09:40:00 AM
yeah I already bought and downloaded
but I have a midterm today
so no time to play yet
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on March 13, 2015, 01:49:39 AM
Now that Terry Pratchett has passed away, I went back to the old PC games they made based on his books, and they are still awesome. They had just as much charm as his books and is highly recommended for people who like old school adventure games.
The first two might be considered so hard they're close to impossible though.  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on March 13, 2015, 03:42:15 AM
Heard they annouced Titanfall 2. I like the gameplay of the first one but the lack of single player really put me off. Hopefully the sequel will have it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on March 13, 2015, 08:04:50 AM
I enjoyed Titanfall, but agreed about the lack of single player and I felt the multiplayer got boring quicker than expected, not enough customization and rewards. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on March 13, 2015, 09:34:57 AM
I'd rather have the amazing multiplayer that they constantly updated than a half assed story and alright multiplayer. Single player campaigns cost a lot to make and they were a new company. If they have the resources to both to the same degree then Id be cool with a campaign otherwise the fantastic multiplayer is enough for me
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on March 13, 2015, 09:39:00 AM
I'd rather have the amazing multiplayer that they constantly updated than a half assed story and alright multiplayer. Single player campaigns cost a lot to make and they were a new company. If they have the resources to both to the same degree then Id be cool with a campaign otherwise the fantastic multiplayer is enough for me

I'm at the point now where I don't even care about a story. After playing GTA Online for the last year, I'd be completely content with Roackstar making an online only GTA. Funnel all resources into that endeavour.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on March 13, 2015, 10:49:22 AM
Now that Terry Pratchett has passed away, I went back to the old PC games they made based on his books, and they are still awesome. They had just as much charm as his books and is highly recommended for people who like old school adventure games.
The first two might be considered so hard they're close to impossible though.  :lol
I love the humour in them, really lovely games.

But yeah, bloody difficult as well. Things also seem to go wrong easily - in all three of the games I had to look up online walkthroughs at a couple of points in order to figure out what to do, and even then I would sometimes get stuck!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on March 13, 2015, 03:15:39 PM
Now that Terry Pratchett has passed away, I went back to the old PC games they made based on his books, and they are still awesome. They had just as much charm as his books and is highly recommended for people who like old school adventure games.
The first two might be considered so hard they're close to impossible though.  :lol
I love the humour in them, really lovely games.

But yeah, bloody difficult as well. Things also seem to go wrong easily - in all three of the games I had to look up online walkthroughs at a couple of points in order to figure out what to do, and even then I would sometimes get stuck!
Have you played Discworld Noir? By far the best one and one of my favorite adventure games of all time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R_ozaO9AGY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R_ozaO9AGY)
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Post by: ariich on March 13, 2015, 03:20:51 PM
Of course, I had all three!

Can't remember if I ever finished Noir though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: El Barto on March 13, 2015, 03:38:37 PM
I'd rather have the amazing multiplayer that they constantly updated than a half assed story and alright multiplayer. Single player campaigns cost a lot to make and they were a new company. If they have the resources to both to the same degree then Id be cool with a campaign otherwise the fantastic multiplayer is enough for me

I'm at the point now where I don't even care about a story. After playing GTA Online for the last year, I'd be completely content with Roackstar making an online only GTA. Funnel all resources into that endeavour.
Out of curiosity, what do you (you, Chino) do in GTA MP? I'm right there with you that the stories are meaningless in the franchise (in my case specifically because they abandoned the humor and guest actors), but I found multiplayer (in IV at least) to suck pretty hard. Even was either doing pre-scripted missions, no different than SP except for your buddy playing along, or it was just random mayhem with a bunch of anonymous crazy fucks.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on March 16, 2015, 06:24:33 AM
I'd rather have the amazing multiplayer that they constantly updated than a half assed story and alright multiplayer. Single player campaigns cost a lot to make and they were a new company. If they have the resources to both to the same degree then Id be cool with a campaign otherwise the fantastic multiplayer is enough for me

I'm at the point now where I don't even care about a story. After playing GTA Online for the last year, I'd be completely content with Roackstar making an online only GTA. Funnel all resources into that endeavour.
Out of curiosity, what do you (you, Chino) do in GTA MP? I'm right there with you that the stories are meaningless in the franchise (in my case specifically because they abandoned the humor and guest actors), but I found multiplayer (in IV at least) to suck pretty hard. Even was either doing pre-scripted missions, no different than SP except for your buddy playing along, or it was just random mayhem with a bunch of anonymous crazy fucks.

It depends who I'm playing with at the moment. If I'm on by myself, I'll do random missions (races, death matches, traditional missions, capture games, etc) to build up my bank accounts. Or, if I'm having a bad day, just cause mayhem and take on the police. Sometimes I'll hunt for people, other times I'll be a bounty hunter (which I guess is like hunting people). When I'm playing with a few buddies, the game really shines. One of my good friends and I just offroad and explore a lot. We get out of the city, don't worry about making money, and just dick around the map in our redneck machines. The heists have really changed everything. Outside of the insane delay, they are probably one of the coolest things Rockstar has accomplished.

You really can't compare GTA-IV's multiplayer to GTA-V's multiplayer. IV's multiplayer is like a powerwheels, and V's multiplayer is like a Hayabusa motorcycle.

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on March 16, 2015, 09:49:23 AM
Finally got the South Park Stick of Truth game this weekend for 13 bucks on a steam sale.  Got time to play it yesterday and its hilarious and very enjoyable.  :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on March 16, 2015, 12:40:44 PM
More HL3 'confirmation'.

http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/78260/20150316/half-life-3-confirmed.htm
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: FlyingBIZKIT on March 16, 2015, 12:51:02 PM
Been going back and playing some "older" games.. beat DKC Returns on Wii and Wind Waker.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on March 16, 2015, 01:04:02 PM
More HL3 'confirmation'.

http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/78260/20150316/half-life-3-confirmed.htm

kdramastars is a bullshit website, don't even.

Though I do believe we'll get an announcement of the mythical game rather soon...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on March 16, 2015, 08:45:06 PM
Playing Shovel Knight at the moment. :metal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Buddyhunter1 on March 16, 2015, 10:06:13 PM
Playing Shovel Knight at the moment. :metal

2014 GOTY.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on March 17, 2015, 12:24:39 AM
I just finished my first playthrough of Shovel Knight last night, great game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on March 18, 2015, 05:23:02 AM
It's been over 10 years since I sold my PS2 and I haven't gotten another Playstation product since then. That's about to change.

Very excited to be ordering the PS4 today! I already bought Killzone Shadow Fall and will be getting Infamous Second Son and Last of Us Remastered soon.

But the real reason I decided to take the plunge is No Man's Sky. Holy crap that game looks amazing.

And if I have any extra cash, I might just get a PS3 as well because there's a lot of great games I missed out on.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on March 18, 2015, 06:07:03 AM
It's been over 10 years since I sold my PS2 and I haven't gotten another Playstation product since then. That's about to change.

Very excited to be ordering the PS4 today! I already bought Killzone Shadow Fall and will be getting Infamous Second Son and Last of Us Remastered soon.

But the real reason I decided to take the plunge is No Man's Sky. Holy crap that game looks amazing.

And if I have any extra cash, I might just get a PS3 as well because there's a lot of great games I missed out on.

Get GTA-V and join my crew online.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on March 18, 2015, 11:26:49 AM
I liked Shovel Knight but didn't thought it really was that great.

The OST is awesome though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Parama on March 18, 2015, 03:12:10 PM
yeah Shovel Knight is good, certainly, but I wasn't blown away by it. Can't complain that it's as popular as it is though  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on March 18, 2015, 08:10:58 PM
Did anyone else play The Order 1886 ?

I watched my bro play it.

Yes the game basically holds your hand the entire time and yes there is a LOT of story and cut scenes but I thought the voice acting was

fantastic and the dialogue was pretty damn good for a video game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on March 18, 2015, 08:14:13 PM
I was sad to see that it was basically less than a half day's worth of quick time events, cutscenes, and extremely uninspired gameplay. It was one of the games making me consider getting a PS4 first, which I ended up changing my mind and getting the Xbox One.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Cable on March 19, 2015, 08:14:53 PM
So Hideo Kojima is out from Konami after MGS5.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/kojima-expected-to-leave-konami-after-mgs5-inside-/1100-6426024/
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on March 20, 2015, 12:03:52 AM
Just beat Battlefield Hardline's campaign. Interesting story, but I prefer the main series. A decent 7/10 for me.

In other news, I'm getting my PS4 on the 25th. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 20, 2015, 01:39:37 AM
http://starwars.ea.com/news/battlefront-to-debut-at-celebration
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on March 20, 2015, 03:32:30 AM
So Hideo Kojima is out from Konami after MGS5.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/kojima-expected-to-leave-konami-after-mgs5-inside-/1100-6426024/
Can't help but being very curious about what exactly happened.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Cable on March 20, 2015, 08:53:34 PM
^
Me too.

Although I will be honest; by MGS3, I got tried of the fiction mixed in with non-fiction times (Cold War), and generally comic book powered characters against someone who is not (player).

But, reading into how Kojima said more than once a certain MGS game is the last one, I think maybe he got tired of making MG games. Yet maybe Konami kept pushing him into doing one. So my guess is he just said enough of milking out the same characters over and over, among other company political things probably.

I am really curious where he goes after this. I feel he is big enough to get a publisher behind him, and if not, self fund something. It will be fun to see what he does away from the pressure of an A level game or whatever. And it does seem with Konami stripping the promo materials of his name, they do in fact own the franchise.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 21, 2015, 03:32:22 AM
Gabe tells some cryptic and hard facts about a possible Half Life sequel:

Quote
While navigating the minefield that is Half-Life 3, while never actually mentioning it by name, Newell offered what might sound either like hope for more Half-Life or a gentle warning that it might never actually happen, depending on how you read it.

"The only reason we'd go back and do like a super classic kind of product is if a whole bunch of people just internally at Valve said they wanted to do it and had a reasonable explanation for why [they did]," he said.

"But you know if you want to do another Half-Life game and you want to ignore everything we've learned in shipping Portal 2 and in shipping all the updates on the multiplayer side, that seems like a bad choice. So we'll keep moving forward. But that doesn't necessarily always mean what people are worried that it might mean."

http://www.polygon.com/2015/3/18/8253189/gabe-newell-valve-half-life

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on March 21, 2015, 07:36:31 PM
Bought Subnautica the other day, really fun and atmospheric game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on March 22, 2015, 08:23:21 PM
Just picked up Metro Redux on XB1 at Best Buy for $14.99 with the ToysRUs price match!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on March 23, 2015, 08:07:11 AM
The Kojima news are very sad ones for me cause that means no new Silent Hill.
Konami said they'll go forward with it but it will most likely be another Downpour or SH5 :(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on March 23, 2015, 08:28:24 AM
Bought Civ V yesterday, so addicting and reminds me of when my cousin taught me how to play Civ III
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on March 24, 2015, 10:29:18 AM
Looks like I'm picking up Bloodborne today. It's from the creators of the Dark Souls games, and it's getting rave reviews as the best PS4 exclusive. Target has a deal where you save $15 by buying the game and a $20 PSN card (good in-store and online).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Cable on March 24, 2015, 06:42:59 PM
The Kojima news are very sad ones for me cause that means no new Silent Hill.
Konami said they'll go forward with it but it will most likely be another Downpour or SH5 :(


Agreed. Although I never played more than 30 minutes of a SH game because I was too scared, I respect very highly for what the series was with SH1-3. And I thought at least Kojima would help after hearing the last few games have been bad.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on March 24, 2015, 08:04:31 PM
Last week of school's not going to be as stressful as I thought so I've been playing a fuckton of Civ V and bought CoD Advanced Warfare since it was on sale in the store. It's like a more primitive CoD'ier version of Titanfall.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on March 25, 2015, 04:07:23 AM
Just finished Resident Evil Revelations 2. Gameplay-wise it's pretty much a standard RE game, but the island setting, story, and character development definitely help make it unique in the series. Overall it's a great game. Better than Revelations 1 and RE 5 but not quite as good as RE 4 or RE 6.

In other news, I'm so excited to be getting my PS4 later today!!! Just ordered The Last of Us Remastered and Infamous Second Son to celebrate.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on March 25, 2015, 07:32:56 PM
Are you saying RE 6 was anywhere good? I'm just curious - never played, but only read strong criticisms against it.


On the other hand, I've been playing a shit ton of Fallout 3 on PS3 this monts, after buying it in a bargain in the UK. Sadly, I reached the end, and I can't continue! It looks like either I need an add-on or getting the GOTY edition :\.  But I continued with a previous save. I guess I'll just have to ask a friend that's still in England to get me that edition, or somehow hack my account so I can access the UK PSN and buy the add-on.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dimitrius on March 25, 2015, 07:55:53 PM
Yes, sadly the original Fallout 3 had that issue, it was "fixed" with the Broken Steel DLC.

If you loved the game you should definitely play Broken Steel and Point Lookout. Add Mothership Zeta also if you want a funny one.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: GentlemanofDread on March 25, 2015, 08:03:41 PM
Are you saying RE 6 was anywhere good? I'm just curious - never played, but only read strong criticisms against it.
A lot of people didn't like the story (me included at times) but MAN that game played very well.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on March 25, 2015, 08:07:04 PM
Oh yeah, I just love it to pieces - wonder why I never finished it years ago. So I'd better get the GOTY, or somehow connect with the UK PSN so I can buy the DLCs (it doesn't allow me otherwise).

Are you saying RE 6 was anywhere good? I'm just curious - never played, but only read strong criticisms against it.
A lot of people didn't like the story (me included at times) but MAN that game played very well.
That's great then! It's not like I replayed RE4 endless time for the story now that I think it :lol .
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: SystematicThought on March 26, 2015, 09:41:21 PM
Anyone else play Life Is Strange yet? I'm loving it and look forward to the episodes each month.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on March 26, 2015, 11:02:38 PM
So today I installed Planescape: Torment on my PC (ok, a chinese Asus netbook - until I can afford a gaming computer), and was surprised it ran smoothly, at a high framerate - this crap has problems loading Flash, and YouTube videos are slow :lol . Anyways, I playes for a few hours, but when I realised you can interact with every NPC, and ask them lots of questions... I still haven't finished the first room. It's a huge one though, but this game is fairly interesting.

Got an amazing Steam bundle for just $2 (http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/all-stars-bundle/), with Tropico 4, System Shock 2 (!), To the Moon, and other stuff I don't know. And another one with the Hacker Evolution series for $3. I've always wanted to play the ones I mentioned, and I can't believe this little crap runs them. It's gonna be an epic weekend.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Parama on March 26, 2015, 11:21:48 PM
yeah bundlestars must've gone completely insane with a bundle like that for $2, haha
unfortunately nothing in there that I want that I don't already have, but such is life  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Rattlehead on April 01, 2015, 10:39:16 PM
Looks like I'm picking up Bloodborne today. It's from the creators of the Dark Souls games, and it's getting rave reviews as the best PS4 exclusive. Target has a deal where you save $15 by buying the game and a $20 PSN card (good in-store and online).

What do you think of it so far? I just picked it up last Saturday and I'm having a blast with it. It definitely requires a lot of patience because the boss fights are pretty brutal, but once you figure out the patterns they become a lot easier. I'm doing my best to stay away from any tips/hints during my first play through, so I've died quite a few times so far  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on April 01, 2015, 11:14:10 PM
I just pre-ordered the Batman silver PS4 that comes with Arkham Knight. These limited editions always seem to sell out so fast, and there are enough games I want to play on the system now, so it seemed like a good time to hop on the train.
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Post by: Zeltar on April 02, 2015, 12:43:34 AM
Just finished episode one of Telltale Games' Game of Thrones. What a well written, compelling piece. The timer made me feel like I was actually a part of the world. The part with Cersei was brutal, it was the only section I shat the bed on; she just drilled into my soul, man. Just like I'd expect fucking Cersei would.

What impressed me most was how well-connected the stories were. I landed Margaery's help with the crown, so I felt confident in laying iron balls on the table when Ramsay visited and made his ass wait at my gate. And then I wasn't surprised at all when Margaery told me that Joffrey refused to grant me aid. Punk ass little shit. And then I gave myself a thorough mental ribbing for trusting that he'd would grant a Northerner any help in the first place.

And that ending, man. So powerful. Wow. I'm about to start episode two.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on April 02, 2015, 06:00:44 AM
I had an extra long weekend so I used it playing through South Park the Stick of Truth and that game was amazing.  The turn based action got boring by the end, but the story and world were great, and very funny.  So I also pre-ordered GTA for the PC and in the meantime decided to get Battlefield Hardline to play through between now and GTA.  I wasn't going to get the game but it was already on sale on amazon so I got it and I am enjoying it so far.  The campaign is more of a stealth type of game than Battlefield type.  The multiplayer feels like a mix between Battlefield and Counterstrike. 
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Post by: black_biff_stadler on April 03, 2015, 09:31:01 PM
Batman silver PS4

Motherfucker that thing looks sweet.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: XJDenton on April 07, 2015, 02:05:41 PM
So the next Deus Ex game has apparently been leaked:

http://imgur.com/a/l5PBE

Eidos, be silent and accept my currency.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on April 08, 2015, 05:56:17 AM
So the next Deus Ex game has apparently been leaked:

http://imgur.com/a/l5PBE

Eidos, be silent and accept my currency.

That looks really awesome.  Please accept my currency as well.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: OpenYourEyes311 on April 08, 2015, 08:35:14 AM
Has there been a mention in here about 200cc coming to Mario Kart 8 FO' FREE!?

So excited...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on April 08, 2015, 09:27:05 AM
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a640352/new-deus-ex-game-mankind-divided-announced.html

Direct sequel to Human Revolution. Awesome!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on April 08, 2015, 01:00:46 PM
So the next Deus Ex game has apparently been leaked:

http://imgur.com/a/l5PBE

Eidos, be silent and accept my currency.
Square Enix, accept it. :lol I know it's Edios Montreal developing, but Edios has been gone (Square Enix Europe) for a long time, now. Really looking forward to this game, both Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Thief were great games (by Eidos Montreal).

I'm surprised they went for the Human Revolution sequel. Was one of the endings considered cannon?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on April 08, 2015, 04:27:14 PM
Damn, I still haven't played Human Revolution. I even have it for my PS3 :lol .
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: XJDenton on April 08, 2015, 05:33:17 PM
So the next Deus Ex game has apparently been leaked:

http://imgur.com/a/l5PBE

Eidos, be silent and accept my currency.
Square Enix, accept it. :lol I know it's Edios Montreal developing, but Edios has been gone (Square Enix Europe) for a long time, now. Really looking forward to this game, both Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Thief were great games (by Eidos Montreal).

I'm surprised they went for the Human Revolution sequel. Was one of the endings considered cannon?

From what I've read, none of the endings are canon.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on April 09, 2015, 03:02:35 AM
So the next Deus Ex game has apparently been leaked:

http://imgur.com/a/l5PBE

Eidos, be silent and accept my currency.
Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2kd7F3YFz8&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2kd7F3YFz8&feature=youtu.be)
Looks badass!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: XJDenton on April 09, 2015, 11:43:44 AM
Can't wait to use absolutely none of those new lethal takedown techniques.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on April 09, 2015, 11:58:47 AM
:lol

Pretty much what I was thinking. I think I reverted to lethal options only when replaying the section to save Malik in Human Revolution. ...and boss fights I suppose.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on April 10, 2015, 06:53:00 AM
I almost always went the lethal way, guns blazin
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on April 10, 2015, 07:40:48 AM
Looks like I'm picking up Bloodborne today. It's from the creators of the Dark Souls games, and it's getting rave reviews as the best PS4 exclusive. Target has a deal where you save $15 by buying the game and a $20 PSN card (good in-store and online).

What do you think of it so far? I just picked it up last Saturday and I'm having a blast with it. It definitely requires a lot of patience because the boss fights are pretty brutal, but once you figure out the patterns they become a lot easier. I'm doing my best to stay away from any tips/hints during my first play through, so I've died quite a few times so far  :lol


My only experience with the Souls games was with the first Dark Souls (never finished it), but I feel that Bloodborne feels a bit more streamlined. I'm currently fighting the Blood-Starved Beast, but have taken a break from the game (for my sanity  :lol ).


Did anyone else pick up Pillars of Eternity? I had never played an Isometric RPG before but I'm really enjoying this one. Combat takes a little getting used to, but the writing and story is top notch. If you're a fan of any of the old Infinity Engine games (Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, etc.) I highly recommend picking this up.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: XJDenton on April 10, 2015, 12:00:10 PM
Looks like I'm picking up Bloodborne today. It's from the creators of the Dark Souls games, and it's getting rave reviews as the best PS4 exclusive. Target has a deal where you save $15 by buying the game and a $20 PSN card (good in-store and online).

What do you think of it so far? I just picked it up last Saturday and I'm having a blast with it. It definitely requires a lot of patience because the boss fights are pretty brutal, but once you figure out the patterns they become a lot easier. I'm doing my best to stay away from any tips/hints during my first play through, so I've died quite a few times so far  :lol


My only experience with the Souls games was with the first Dark Souls (never finished it), but I feel that Bloodborne feels a bit more streamlined. I'm currently fighting the Blood-Starved Beast, but have taken a break from the game (for my sanity  :lol ).


Did anyone else pick up Pillars of Eternity? I had never played an Isometric RPG before but I'm really enjoying this one. Combat takes a little getting used to, but the writing and story is top notch. If you're a fan of any of the old Infinity Engine games (Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, etc.) I highly recommend picking this up.

It really appeals to me but given how little time I have to plays games at the moment I'm gonna wait until it comes down in price a bit.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on April 10, 2015, 03:16:14 PM
Has there been a mention in here about 200cc coming to Mario Kart 8 FO' FREE!?

So excited...

Yeah, it`s coming on 23rd April, along with the 2nd DLC package. I`m hyped about this stuff as well.

Just preordered Splatoon with the special edition Amiibo today after Amazon kicked out all that reseller guys by limiting orders to 1 per account. Love Amazon for that, but, well, I`m pretty excited to see what Splatoon is played like.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on April 10, 2015, 06:57:03 PM
Just preordered Splatoon with the special edition Amiibo today.

Are you in Europe? I'm having trouble finding the amiibo bundle for North America right now. Anyone have any answers?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on April 11, 2015, 03:28:45 PM
Are you in Europe? I'm having trouble finding the amiibo bundle for North America right now. Anyone have any answers?

Yes,  I`m from Germany, so unfortuneately I can`t help you with it, if it is already sold out at Amazon etc. But as I already said, Amazon just blocked all those reseller guys from the pre-orders, so perhaps this might also happen in North America. I hope you`ll be lucky finding it (I`m glad I still got it, it also was sold out at Gamestop, so I really didn`t know what to do).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Rattlehead on April 12, 2015, 09:45:37 AM
Looks like I'm picking up Bloodborne today. It's from the creators of the Dark Souls games, and it's getting rave reviews as the best PS4 exclusive. Target has a deal where you save $15 by buying the game and a $20 PSN card (good in-store and online).

What do you think of it so far? I just picked it up last Saturday and I'm having a blast with it. It definitely requires a lot of patience because the boss fights are pretty brutal, but once you figure out the patterns they become a lot easier. I'm doing my best to stay away from any tips/hints during my first play through, so I've died quite a few times so far  :lol


My only experience with the Souls games was with the first Dark Souls (never finished it), but I feel that Bloodborne feels a bit more streamlined. I'm currently fighting the Blood-Starved Beast, but have taken a break from the game (for my sanity  :lol ).

Yup, the Blood-Starved Beast took me quite some time to figure out how to kill. I had never played any of the Souls games before Bloodborne so I was pretty caught off guard by how difficult it is at first. I think the best way to fight the Blood-Starved Beast is pretty much the same strategy I've used for every boss so far; stay close at all times and once you get the timing down on when to dodge his attacks, he'll barely even touch you.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 14, 2015, 06:36:25 AM
Yeah, so I had to drop Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.  It was extremely frustratingly difficult.  But I really liked the idea and the game mechanics, so I looked to a different title in the series, MH Portable 3rd.  Considerably more forgiving than MHFU (which I read is probably the hardest MH game).  Enjoying it quite a bit.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on April 14, 2015, 06:41:13 AM
I'm up in the air about buying a Wii U. I had a party the other night and Mario Kart and Smash would have been excellent to have.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on April 14, 2015, 11:40:51 AM
Yeah, so I had to drop Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.  It was extremely frustratingly difficult.  But I really liked the idea and the game mechanics, so I looked to a different title in the series, MH Portable 3rd.  Considerably more forgiving than MHFU (which I read is probably the hardest MH game).  Enjoying it quite a bit.

Oh man, I`m currently playing MH4U on my 3DS and the single player mode is so extemely difficult that I don`t even want to continue playing, but in Multiplayer I suck because of not having decent equipment. MH4U really is much harder than MH3U which I started playing the MH with.

BTW: I`ve read several times in other forums that MH4U might be the hardest one. Never played the PSP titles, but that`s what I heard.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on April 14, 2015, 12:27:02 PM
Hearthstone is now available on iOS and Android phones: http://www.polygon.com/2015/4/14/8407107/hearthstone-ios-android-iphone-release (http://www.polygon.com/2015/4/14/8407107/hearthstone-ios-android-iphone-release)


There goes my battery life...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 14, 2015, 01:20:20 PM
Yeah, so I had to drop Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.  It was extremely frustratingly difficult.  But I really liked the idea and the game mechanics, so I looked to a different title in the series, MH Portable 3rd.  Considerably more forgiving than MHFU (which I read is probably the hardest MH game).  Enjoying it quite a bit.

Oh man, I`m currently playing MH4U on my 3DS and the single player mode is so extemely difficult that I don`t even want to continue playing, but in Multiplayer I suck because of not having decent equipment. MH4U really is much harder than MH3U which I started playing the MH with.

BTW: I`ve read several times in other forums that MH4U might be the hardest one. Never played the PSP titles, but that`s what I heard.

From what I've read, at least for PSP, MHFU was ridiculously unforgiving with its hitboxes.  MHP3rd is a Japanese import and I'm playing it with an ISO via a temporary custom firmware.  A lot has been translated to English for the ISO, but a lot of it is still in Japanese.  :lol  I will say that I didn't even get past the two star village urgent quest on MHFU, because I couldn't build up good enough equipment, like you.  But with MHP3rd, It's a lot more forgiving and I'm actually now on the five star village quests and am level HR4 at the guild.

The problem that's really screwing me over is that the analog stick on this PSP is pretty much screwed (apparently a common problem).  I have to push up on it REALLY hard to get it to move.  If I let go, the screen character will move in the down direction all on its own.  VERY hard to chase monsters around when your character keeps stopping because you can't push the analog stick hard enough.  Leaves you very vulnerable.  So with that, I've ordered a replacement analog stick and will re-install it, and hope for the best.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on April 14, 2015, 02:27:58 PM
From what I've read, at least for PSP, MHFU was ridiculously unforgiving with its hitboxes.  MHP3rd is a Japanese import and I'm playing it with an ISO via a temporary custom firmware.  A lot has been translated to English for the ISO, but a lot of it is still in Japanese.  :lol  I will say that I didn't even get past the two star village urgent quest on MHFU, because I couldn't build up good enough equipment, like you.  But with MHP3rd, It's a lot more forgiving and I'm actually now on the five star village quests and am level HR4 at the guild.

The problem that's really screwing me over is that the analog stick on this PSP is pretty much screwed (apparently a common problem).  I have to push up on it REALLY hard to get it to move.  If I let go, the screen character will move in the down direction all on its own.  VERY hard to chase monsters around when your character keeps stopping because you can't push the analog stick hard enough.  Leaves you very vulnerable.  So with that, I've ordered a replacement analog stick and will re-install it, and hope for the best.

Ah yeah, the hitboxes problem chases every MH game so far (don`t even want to remember Plesioth from MH3U). OK I`m on the 8 star quests in MH4U now, but G-Rank Multiplayer is so goddamn hard, especially those urgent quests just messed with me and my friends.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Anguyen92 on April 15, 2015, 12:57:59 AM
Hearthstone is now available on iOS and Android phones: http://www.polygon.com/2015/4/14/8407107/hearthstone-ios-android-iphone-release (http://www.polygon.com/2015/4/14/8407107/hearthstone-ios-android-iphone-release)

There goes my battery life...

Yep.  Now I can go ahead and play it while killing time waiting for class. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on April 15, 2015, 05:09:37 PM
From what I've read, at least for PSP, MHFU was ridiculously unforgiving with its hitboxes.  MHP3rd is a Japanese import and I'm playing it with an ISO via a temporary custom firmware.  A lot has been translated to English for the ISO, but a lot of it is still in Japanese.  :lol  I will say that I didn't even get past the two star village urgent quest on MHFU, because I couldn't build up good enough equipment, like you.  But with MHP3rd, It's a lot more forgiving and I'm actually now on the five star village quests and am level HR4 at the guild.

The problem that's really screwing me over is that the analog stick on this PSP is pretty much screwed (apparently a common problem).  I have to push up on it REALLY hard to get it to move.  If I let go, the screen character will move in the down direction all on its own.  VERY hard to chase monsters around when your character keeps stopping because you can't push the analog stick hard enough.  Leaves you very vulnerable.  So with that, I've ordered a replacement analog stick and will re-install it, and hope for the best.

Ah yeah, the hitboxes problem chases every MH game so far (don`t even want to remember Plesioth from MH3U). OK I`m on the 8 star quests in MH4U now, but G-Rank Multiplayer is so goddamn hard, especially those urgent quests just messed with me and my friends.

Yeah, and I don't really have anyone I can play along with, so it does make the guild quests particularly tough.  As far as I can tell, the only big monsters MH4U and MHP3RD have in common are Zinogre, Lagombi, Rathalos, and Rathian.  I just beat my first Guild Zinogre and DAMN was it tough!  Also, it looks like lots of similarities in the monsters of MH4U and MHFU.  The Khezu annoyed the hell out of me.

However, I've just replaced the analog stick in my PSP (t'was a very tricky fix) and wow, WHAT a difference.  This thing plays like a freakin' dream now.  :caffeine:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on April 16, 2015, 03:45:07 AM
Ah yeah, the hitboxes problem chases every MH game so far (don`t even want to remember Plesioth from MH3U). OK I`m on the 8 star quests in MH4U now, but G-Rank Multiplayer is so goddamn hard, especially those urgent quests just messed with me and my friends.

Yeah, and I don't really have anyone I can play along with, so it does make the guild quests particularly tough.  As far as I can tell, the only big monsters MH4U and MHP3RD have in common are Zinogre, Lagombi, Rathalos, and Rathian.  I just beat my first Guild Zinogre and DAMN was it tough!  Also, it looks like lots of similarities in the monsters of MH4U and MHFU.  The Khezu annoyed the hell out of me.

However, I've just replaced the analog stick in my PSP (t'was a very tricky fix) and wow, WHAT a difference.  This thing plays like a freakin' dream now.  :caffeine:

Oh, you`ll like Red Khezu then  ;)
Unfortuneately I can`t play online mode, because my router somehow blocks all gaming consoles (had to open up almost all ports manually to play MK8 and SSB online on my Wii U), so 3DS online modes are completely blocked for me, so I have to play locally with my friends (well, we would do that even if I had online mode).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on April 17, 2015, 02:48:14 PM
New star wars battlefront trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwWLns7-xN8

Looks tizz-ight  :metal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on April 19, 2015, 03:08:40 AM
http://gematsu.com/2015/04/rumor-next-mass-effect-details-leaked-survey (http://gematsu.com/2015/04/rumor-next-mass-effect-details-leaked-survey)
Quote
Explore 100s of solar systems (over 4x size of Mass Effect 3)
My excitement levels just went through the roof.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 19, 2015, 03:25:06 AM
http://gematsu.com/2015/04/rumor-next-mass-effect-details-leaked-survey (http://gematsu.com/2015/04/rumor-next-mass-effect-details-leaked-survey)
Quote
Explore 100s of solar systems (over 4x size of Mass Effect 3)
My excitement levels just went through the roof.
Quote
Pilotable ship to discover 100s of solar systems. Customizable with trophies/loot/photos taken through the galaxy. Transition between flying ship, to landing on planet, to driving Mako, to getting out on foot, all seamless with no loading screens.
Seems like they're trying to ride on what Star Citizen aims to do, although CIG publicly said that atmospheric flight and landing on planets on your own is a future goal because it's a monumental task. Either way I believe it when I see it.

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on April 20, 2015, 10:39:00 AM
(http://36.media.tumblr.com/fc8227852e31b6e666b3ad4449932d87/tumblr_nn4446h6131qzp9weo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on April 20, 2015, 06:48:59 PM
Gotta keep dem fingers nimble cuz we know Bill wasn't traversin dat jungle.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on April 23, 2015, 12:48:22 PM
I almost wasted my whole day on Mario Kart 8. These new tracks are just extremely awesome and 200ccm just made me ragequit my game right now. I suppose there is still some work to be done here on my side (Nintendo did a great job, as almost always)  ;)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on April 23, 2015, 04:02:56 PM
Got Destiny on PS4 a while ago. My PSN name is adace12 if anyone wants to add me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: XJDenton on April 23, 2015, 04:22:34 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/aboutpaidcontent/

In other news several large explosions heard in several places around the internet.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on April 23, 2015, 04:46:14 PM
For all the old school mortal kombat fans. Here's a fan made, work in progress, remake of the original

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx292crZnsI
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on April 23, 2015, 05:25:59 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/aboutpaidcontent/ (http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/aboutpaidcontent/)

In other news several large explosions heard in several places around the internet.


25% cut for the creator seems extremely low, considering Apple and Google pay 70%. Granted, Steam needs to share the revenue with the developer, but I can't imagine why it would warrant such a drastic difference in compensation.


EDIT: Looks like the revenue share is determined by the publisher, which in Skyrim's case is 25%. Still ridiculous.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Cable on April 24, 2015, 08:38:06 PM
POSSIBLE SPOILERS ABOUT MGSV IN LINK AND ITS TITLE









Wow, if this is actually true-










http://www.businessinsider.com/head-transplant-hoax-2015-4 (http://www.businessinsider.com/head-transplant-hoax-2015-4)























Full disclosure, I hated MGS2, didn't play MGS4, and most likely will not play MGS5. I feel Kojima is too ambitious at times for just one franchise, and crams too many ideas into MG. And I don't personally like his blend of historical events with fiction.

And I doubt the game will live up to this thing if it is. However, this is the most incredible thing I have ever heard for promotion or whatever. And would 100% I feel tie into the game I hate- MGS2.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on April 25, 2015, 03:02:54 PM
So, I got a Wii U today. As of right now, the only game I have for it is Donkey Kong Country. I plan to get the following in the upcoming weeks:

-Mario Kart 8 //with DLC
-Super Mario 3D World
-Wind Waker HD
-Bayonetta 1/2
-Smash 4

Are there any other essential titles for the system that I missed? I have not looked too far beyond the first party titles. My preferred genres are platforming (both 2D and 3D) and RPGs (both Eastern and Japanese).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on April 25, 2015, 03:11:16 PM
Check Monster Hunter 3, Hyrule Warriors and Captain Toad.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on April 25, 2015, 03:46:17 PM
Wonderful 101
Pikmin 3

Plan on getting Splatoon, it comes out near the end of May, a good list of games to get so far though!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Outcrier on April 25, 2015, 03:59:54 PM
I thought about Pikmin 3 too but since it's a RTS... anyway, nice series if you ask me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on April 25, 2015, 05:50:43 PM
New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Luigi U is a fantastic title. The three previous titles in the "New" Mario series all got generally lukewarm reviews but, from what I've read, this seems to easily be the standout. I haven't played any of the other three but I can say I definitely enjoyed the hell out of this one.

As for New Super Luigi U? It's a slightly compact, compleyely new game in the vein of NSMBU. The levels are nothing like the ones in NSMBU except for having similar enemies and scenery. The layout of the levels is completely new and different plus you have the added challenge of only having 100 seconds to complete each level so there's an element of speed running indeed.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on April 25, 2015, 06:57:56 PM
You can always get Wii games for it, so I'd heavily recommend Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower, three of the best RPGs from the last gen ;D .
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on April 25, 2015, 06:59:58 PM
Speaking of Mario Kart 8's DLC, the second pack came out and it's fantastic. I can play as Isabelle!  :heart And my two favorite tracks from Super Circuithave been brought back to life in an amazing way.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 26, 2015, 04:26:18 AM
http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/aboutpaidcontent/ (http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/aboutpaidcontent/)

In other news several large explosions heard in several places around the internet.


25% cut for the creator seems extremely low, considering Apple and Google pay 70%. Granted, Steam needs to share the revenue with the developer, but I can't imagine why it would warrant such a drastic difference in compensation.


EDIT: Looks like the revenue share is determined by the publisher, which in Skyrim's case is 25%. Still ridiculous.
Never have Valve been in such a negative limelight. Usually they're praised with Gabe regarded as a saint. His AMA on Reddit didn't go so well, the community is pissed to say the least. I'm not sure how they will steer this ship in the right direction, it will propably blow out but I think some serious trust damage have been done.

(http://i.imgur.com/P8cIgMy.png)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on April 26, 2015, 12:39:31 PM
Gameplay trailer for CoD: Black Ops 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58Pspqx0XGs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58Pspqx0XGs)

Really excited to finally see a customizable loadout and a leveling up system!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on April 26, 2015, 12:43:28 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/aboutpaidcontent/ (http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/aboutpaidcontent/)

In other news several large explosions heard in several places around the internet.


25% cut for the creator seems extremely low, considering Apple and Google pay 70%. Granted, Steam needs to share the revenue with the developer, but I can't imagine why it would warrant such a drastic difference in compensation.


EDIT: Looks like the revenue share is determined by the publisher, which in Skyrim's case is 25%. Still ridiculous.
Never have Valve been in such a negative limelight. Usually they're praised with Gabe regarded as a saint. His AMA on Reddit didn't go so well, the community is pissed to say the least. I'm not sure how they will steer this ship in the right direction, it will propably blow out but I think some serious trust damage have been done.

(http://i.imgur.com/P8cIgMy.png)

Wait so modders who were releasing things for free finally get a chance to make some money if they want, which is 100% more money than they were making before, and people are complaining about the percentages?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on April 26, 2015, 05:50:15 PM
And the cut that workshop creators make is the EXACT SAME. Say if a TF2 workshop creator gets a hat in the game, they only get 25% of the sales. Nobody complains about that, and it's ALWAYS been like that.

The reaction to this is dumb as hell.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on April 26, 2015, 05:54:39 PM
And the cut that workshop creators make is the EXACT SAME. Say if a TF2 workshop creator gets a hat in the game, they only get 25% of the sales. Nobody complains about that, and it's ALWAYS been like that.

The reaction to this is dumb as hell.

Yup. And people still have the option to offer for free or pay as you like, if I understand correctly.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 26, 2015, 10:07:31 PM
And the cut that workshop creators make is the EXACT SAME. Say if a TF2 workshop creator gets a hat in the game, they only get 25% of the sales. Nobody complains about that, and it's ALWAYS been like that.

The reaction to this is dumb as hell.

Yup. And people still have the option to offer for free or pay as you like, if I understand correctly.

Then I agree the reaction to this is silly. I think it's only fair that the percentage is lower compared to selling your own original work, because you're still getting exposure and profiting on the basis of someone else's work. I personally don't see the problem, unless you're on the gamer side and don't want to pay for content you previously got for free (and may still get for free from many creators). But it also motivates people to create better content because there's potential financial benefit.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 26, 2015, 10:53:04 PM
I think it all boils down to the fact that lots of people hate microtransaction in games which has finally also reached mods, the one thing that always have been for free, for the most part.

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 26, 2015, 11:10:49 PM
I think it all boils down to the fact that lots of people hate microtransaction in games which has finally also reached mods, the one thing that always have been for free, for the most part.



I hate microtransactions and some DLC too, but I think the distinction to me is that this isn't something the developers are getting you to pay extra for, it's something done voluntarily by fans for no money in the past. Hopefully a lot of mods are still offered for free, but if the bigger mod creators want to charge a small amount for giving you something high quality, I think it's cool that they get reimbursed somehow for their work.

I'm admittedly biased by the fact I'd be into making mods rather than just playing them, and I think it's a generous option to allow creators to profit off someone else's game if they want to. I get that some people aren't going to be happy with this, but I can't understand it being some shitstorm.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 26, 2015, 11:19:06 PM
If it's one thing i've learned about the internet over the years is that things get blown out of proportion basically everyday about absolutely anything. People just likes to bitch and complain, especially gamers.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 26, 2015, 11:23:07 PM
The internet blow something out of proportion? Never! *cough*the dress*cough*

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on April 27, 2015, 03:50:31 AM
New trailer for Arkham Knight, looks badass :metal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-DBvDejInI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-DBvDejInI)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 27, 2015, 05:18:14 AM
The internet blow something out of proportion? Never! *cough*the dress*cough*
:lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: SystematicThought on April 27, 2015, 12:20:01 PM
Was really looking forward to Silent Hills, too bad it got cancelled. I was really looking forward to seeing if they were going to continue where PT left off, or not. It was so intriguing.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/27/silent-hills-has-been-officially-cancelled (http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/27/silent-hills-has-been-officially-cancelled)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on April 27, 2015, 12:25:26 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/aboutpaidcontent/ (http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/aboutpaidcontent/)

In other news several large explosions heard in several places around the internet.


25% cut for the creator seems extremely low, considering Apple and Google pay 70%. Granted, Steam needs to share the revenue with the developer, but I can't imagine why it would warrant such a drastic difference in compensation.


EDIT: Looks like the revenue share is determined by the publisher, which in Skyrim's case is 25%. Still ridiculous.
Never have Valve been in such a negative limelight. Usually they're praised with Gabe regarded as a saint. His AMA on Reddit didn't go so well, the community is pissed to say the least. I'm not sure how they will steer this ship in the right direction, it will propably blow out but I think some serious trust damage have been done.

(http://i.imgur.com/P8cIgMy.png)

Wait so modders who were releasing things for free finally get a chance to make some money if they want, which is 100% more money than they were making before, and people are complaining about the percentages?

No. Many modders had donation buttons on their websites.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on April 28, 2015, 01:09:29 AM
The internet is scary, especially for companies. I hate the mob mentality that usually happens in public outrages but as a company you simply can't ignore them even if you think the public outrage is ridicoulus and unfounded, it can be devastating for a company if not dealt with care.

Removing Payment Feature From Skyrim Workshop (http://steamcommunity.com/games/SteamWorkshop/announcements/detail/208632365253244218)

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on April 28, 2015, 10:43:51 AM
So, I got a Wii U today. As of right now, the only game I have for it is Donkey Kong Country. I plan to get the following in the upcoming weeks:

-Mario Kart 8 //with DLC
-Super Mario 3D World
-Wind Waker HD
-Bayonetta 1/2
-Smash 4

Are there any other essential titles for the system that I missed? I have not looked too far beyond the first party titles. My preferred genres are platforming (both 2D and 3D) and RPGs (both Eastern and Japanese).

You should also be planning to get Splatoon in May and look for those Virtual Console download games (I think every Nintendo fan here can heavily recommend the Metroid Prime Trilogy).
As you`re more into RPGs, this year Xenoblade Chronicles X is coming this year (tommorow in Japan :( ). I would recommend Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate as well, but as MH4U is already out on 3DS, I doubt you will find players online and the Multiplayer part is the main aspect why to get it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on April 28, 2015, 11:06:32 AM
The internet is scary, especially for companies. I hate the mob mentality that usually happens in public outrages but as a company you simply can't ignore them even if you think the public outrage is ridicoulus and unfounded, it can be devastating for a company if not dealt with care.

Removing Payment Feature From Skyrim Workshop (http://steamcommunity.com/games/SteamWorkshop/announcements/detail/208632365253244218)

The internet was not in the wrong here.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on April 28, 2015, 12:31:25 PM
They offered an optional method to release mods with terms on payment distribution explained, correct? How is that bad to give modders an extra option for distribution? Sounds like mob entitlement won, to me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on April 28, 2015, 12:56:29 PM
They offered an optional method to release mods with terms on payment distribution explained, correct? How is that bad to give modders an extra option for distribution? Sounds like mob entitlement won, to me.

Because there was too much room for the consumer to get dicked. I'm not saying modders don't deserve money. Many modders have donate buttons on their websites that make them revenue. There were several problems with this rollout.

1) Within hours, content was being stolen and sold by people who don't even know how to mod.
2) The developer got a ridiulously small cut.
3) This isn't like DLC. When EA or Rockstar releases DLC or an update, everything works with those updates. In the event an update breaks something, they realease a patch right away (most of the time). Let's say someone spends $15 on a mod, Bethesda releases an update that breaks the mod, and the mod developer no longer is modding. You're stuck with a $15 mod that's unusable because of changes made by a developer who took a cut from the sale of that mod.
4) The fact that a company like Bethesda would even imagine taking a cut (65%) is beyond me. They did nothing in terms of the creation of that extra content. People buy their game in the first palce because of the modding capabilities. Stop trying to milk fans who have already legally purchased your game for content that you didn't spend a dime developing.
5) You're going to see a retarded amount of shitty, half-assed mods that are going to be nothing more than a cash grab.

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on April 28, 2015, 03:20:27 PM
Re: Donate: Donations are a tricky payment form. Mods are worthless without the base content and user base created by many other entities, so accepting money for your work like that cuts out deserved payment to other creators unless given approval.

1. Irrelevant, that's an enforcement issue.
2. It's a new option that with a disclosed cut. Disagreeing with terms doesn't make it mandatory. Besides, the 'developer' is dependent on many others for their work to have any value to begin with. Modding is not someone creating a full game.
3. Valid if hidden, but if it is made clear prior to purchase that the modder is responsible for updates then it isn't an issue. Risk of purchase. The money made might encourage the developer to make certain successful mods continue to work.
4. Mod creators set the price, not the publisher. ...and the developers, publishers, distributors, etc. all combine for a ton of effort put forth before a modder can do anything. You're also making up arguments by saying people buy the game for mods. Some do, but prove most do.
5. Irrelevant, and since modders can still put them up for free if they so choose this argument feels like entitlement. This is an option for modders, not mod users.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on April 28, 2015, 03:59:20 PM
4. Mod creators set the price, not the publisher. ...and the developers, publishers, distributors, etc. all combine for a ton of effort put forth before a modder can do anything. You're also making up arguments by saying people buy the game for mods. Some do, but prove most do.


Mod creators set the price, but the publisher determines the percentage cut. It was Bethesda who offered mod creators a 25% cut.


My main beef was that Valve was unilaterally deciding the future of mods without any input from the gaming community at large. It's similar to the backlash with used games a couple years back. Whether or not it's a good program or not is irrelevant when it comes to completely upending a system that's been in place for years with very little complaints.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on April 28, 2015, 04:16:42 PM
Modders can continue to offer for free, this is an extra option. If they dislike the terms they don't have to use it.

The 25% cut seems like it might even be generous to me. Mods are not new, unique products, they are extensions of an existing product the modder utilized. People just overestimate the value of what a modder is doing. They're making money from within a product developed, advertised, maintained and distributed by others. 25% is a sizable cut, especially if it comes with no risk of refund/complaint backlash (does it?).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on April 28, 2015, 06:15:55 PM
5. Irrelevant, and since modders can still put them up for free if they so choose this argument feels like entitlement. This is an option for modders, not mod users.

Adding to this point, if somebody pays for a mod and it ends up being shitty, a really bad rating will likely steer others away, if ratings are enabled
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on April 28, 2015, 09:21:38 PM
4. Mod creators set the price, not the publisher. ...and the developers, publishers, distributors, etc. all combine for a ton of effort put forth before a modder can do anything. You're also making up arguments by saying people buy the game for mods. Some do, but prove most do.

My gut sides with this but I'm not sure there is any data to back it up. Personally mods have never interested me, especially when it comes to AAA titles. I know there are graphical enhancements and whatnot some of the time but I can't help but feel like most mods are like slapping bumper stickers on a Maserati.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on April 29, 2015, 05:14:51 AM
Awesome Gamestop deal: http://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/comments/3453t4/gamestop_4_for_10_on_select_preowned_games/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/comments/3453t4/gamestop_4_for_10_on_select_preowned_games/)

Picked up:
Uncharted 3
Killzone 3
Singularity (PS3)
Dishonored (PS3)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 01, 2015, 06:41:05 AM
Interesting discussion about the mod scene and the recent events:

An in-depth conversation about the modding scene (https://youtu.be/5aavBAplp5A)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on May 01, 2015, 10:24:45 AM
A longer Just Cause 3 trailer was released recently, gotta say I'm excited about it. I guess I'll buy a PS4 around Cyber Monday and get the game on xmas, finally a reason to buy a PS4 heh
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ReaperKK on May 01, 2015, 02:20:48 PM
I haven't looked at Just Cause 3 at all but the JC2 was a blast. I'll probably pick up JC3 when it gets released.

Right now I'm hooked on DiRT Rally, it's an early release but I'm having a blast.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 02, 2015, 01:47:58 AM
Yep definitely pumped for JC3.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on May 02, 2015, 08:13:26 PM
Awesome Gamestop deal: http://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/comments/3453t4/gamestop_4_for_10_on_select_preowned_games/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/comments/3453t4/gamestop_4_for_10_on_select_preowned_games/)

Just picked up:

Assassin's Creed II
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Brutal Legend
Bulletstorm
Darksiders
Epic Mickey
God of War: Origins Collection
Infamous
Infamous 2
Little Big Planet
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Rage
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
Saints Row 2
Super Street Fighter IV
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

My checking account would like a word with you, adace.


Fair warning to those whom are thinking of getting in on this sale. It's nearly a bare-disc free-for-all since very few of my games didn't have some issue with them. Of the 20 games I bought, 14 were so dirty I had to clean them, 7 were missing the cover art, 9 were missing the manual, 1 had a case that's so badly broken it won't even close, and 1 is so thoroughly caked with grime that I'm just bringing it back for a swapout since I'm fearful I'd irreversibly fuck it up even trying to clean it.

Overall, I'm still glad to have gotten 20 games for $54 and 11 of them were clean (after a little effort), nearly scratchless, and in a satisfactory case with cover insert and manual. The important thing, however, is to INSPECT EACH GAME. I called ahead to ensure availability since I was getting such a huge amount of games and had an employee hold them at the counter. Since they were so accomodating, I didn't wanna be a dick and hold up the line and just took 'em blindly. Save yourselves the trouble and nip any problems in the bud right there on the spot.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 02, 2015, 08:14:32 PM
I don't know if anyone played Rust but it's a extremely addictive game especially if you build a base with a group of   friends.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TimelessSymphony on May 02, 2015, 09:35:40 PM
So apparently Batman Arkham Knight had released some info's about the Season Pass.. here it is:

Earlier this week, we announced the Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Knight. While the story of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Trilogy will come to a close on June 23rd, we are excited to continue telling stories and delivering more content to explore and play through in the 6 months following the game’s release. We’ll be building more narrative, more missions, more challenges and more characters and vehicles that we want players to experience, even though they didn’t fit into the storyline of Batman: Arkham Knight.

We’ve heard from our community that you want more information on what we’ll be delivering in the Season Pass. While we aren’t ready to unveil every aspect of the content we’ll be developing, we would like to share more detail now to give you a better sense of the scope of the Season Pass.

Batgirl: A Matter of Family
An all new prequel story expansion in an entirely new location where you play as Batgirl for the very first time in the Arkham series - check out the first render of Batgirl.

The Season of Infamy
Play as Batman in all new story missions featuring legendary super-villains invading Gotham City, with new story arcs, missions and gameplay features.

Gotham City Stories
Play as Batman’s key allies in narrative missions extending their storylines, from both before and after the events in Batman: Arkham Knight.

Legendary Batmobiles with Themed Tracks
Drive the most iconic Batmobiles from Batman’s 75-year history, on custom-built race tracks, each themed to that Batmobile’s specific era. Every Batmobile will be drivable across every race track.

Crimefighter Challenge Maps
Engage in a series of new challenge maps utilizing the unique play styles of Batman and his allies.

Character Skins
A variety of skins from across the eras for Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman.

As we fully ramp up development on the Season Pass, we will be sharing even more details on each monthly content drop. We hope you enjoy playing Batman: Arkham Knight as much as we’ve enjoyed making it.

WB Games


Anyone else really excited for this game? I sure do  :metal looks like my summer will be Bat-sh*t crazy *slowclap*


Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on May 02, 2015, 09:42:38 PM
So kind of got a bit bored of Fallout 3, and started Deus Ex: Human Revolution for PS3. Oh man, it looks bloody amazing. And its been really fun to play so far.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 06, 2015, 01:40:45 AM
This looks really cool: The Void (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cML814JD09g&feature=share)

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on May 06, 2015, 02:25:40 AM
Finished Bioshock 2 earlier this week, cool game, probably slightly prefer it to the first. Although narratively there wasn't anything as brilliant as the twists in the first game, the story had a bit more build to it and I really liked the charactor of Eleanor. Plus it was a bit more fun to play!

Anyway, I've now moved on to Bioshock Infinite - very different so far but I really like it. So much more beautiful visually, and I like the fact that there are lots of other people around which gives it a very different vibe. Looking forward to seeing where it goes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on May 06, 2015, 09:48:04 AM
You're in for a treat ;) . I find the only "bad" thing about BioShock 2 is that it takes some time to build up, and the best of the game is on the last 1/4 of it. But when you reach there... :eek

Edit: Btw, which ending did you get?
 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on May 06, 2015, 12:52:07 PM
The best ending I think. I was basically a merciful hero the whole way through. :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on May 06, 2015, 03:22:21 PM
The best ending I think. I was basically a merciful hero the whole way through. :lol
There are some videos in YT with the different endings (12 or so), watch them - some are just heartbreaking, others happy, and a few really dark...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ReaperKK on May 06, 2015, 09:32:56 PM
I don't know if anyone played Rust but it's a extremely addictive game especially if you build a base with a group of   friends.

I spent a lot of time playing Rust about a year ago, I haven't checked it out since but I'll have to spend some time with it soon.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 07, 2015, 12:46:21 AM
I don't know if anyone played Rust but it's a extremely addictive game especially if you build a base with a group of   friends.

I spent a lot of time playing Rust about a year ago, I haven't checked it out since but I'll have to spend some time with it soon.
Cool, me too. I also took a break. They have since basically re-buildt the whole game. New engine, loot system, building system and with the recent patch they tweaked the loot system so you could collect and carry ridiculous amount of resources. A bit overkill imo but alot of fun.

Me and 3 friends spent 3 days building this monstrosity, dubbed Swecastle:

(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/545277598559984806/936201A8B89CB899C8711CF734AF1486087BF7B0/)

6 floors high (11 if you count the mid tower).
 :lol

Our furnace room with 27 furnaces, melting metal ore to metal fragments for house upgrading and sulfur ore to sulfur for gun powder.

(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/545277598561221565/80851F1FC10B0116D6DBF5F967D04C38A3ACC0AF/)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on May 07, 2015, 01:32:55 AM
The best ending I think. I was basically a merciful hero the whole way through. :lol
There are some videos in YT with the different endings (12 or so), watch them - some are just heartbreaking, others happy, and a few really dark...
Yeah I found a compilation one which said "all 6 endings". They were all kind of similar in context but as you say, some very dark and others happy, and it seemed to depend on whether you (a) harvested any little sisters, and (b) showed mercy to the people who were complicit in what happened to you. As I said, I was one of those boring heroes who shows mercy to everyone, so I got the happy ending. :P
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ReaperKK on May 07, 2015, 06:43:30 AM
MrBoom I now know which game I'm going to be playing this weekend.

Have you ever played The Forest?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on May 07, 2015, 07:14:38 AM
The best ending I think. I was basically a merciful hero the whole way through. :lol
There are some videos in YT with the different endings (12 or so), watch them - some are just heartbreaking, others happy, and a few really dark...
Yeah I found a compilation one which said "all 6 endings". They were all kind of similar in context but as you say, some very dark and others happy, and it seemed to depend on whether you (a) harvested any little sisters, and (b) showed mercy to the people who were complicit in what happened to you. As I said, I was one of those boring heroes who shows mercy to everyone, so I got the happy ending. :P
Cool - you should check the Minerva's Den DLC (it's included on the Steam edition though). One of the finest expansions you'll find on any game, with a unique plot.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 07, 2015, 09:39:02 AM
MrBoom I now know which game I'm going to be playing this weekend.

Have you ever played The Forest?
Yea I played a bit upon release. It definitely has potential but was early stages back then. I plan to revisit sometime in the near future. Do you play it?

Just a bit of a warning, Rust is in alpha so lots of things are missing and some animations are probably just placeholders this early and the worst part is that server wipes will happen on occastion. Our first base got wiped which was a bit annoying because they deployed a performance patch 3 days after the big server wipe.
That's the nature of alpha though.

New stuff pop up weekly and they're very active with the community so things move forward pretty quickly which is nice.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on May 07, 2015, 06:15:06 PM
Been on a used game buying spree the past few days. Here are my pick-ups:

Uncharted 2
Resistance 3
Starhawk
God of War 3
Gears of War 3
Deus Ex Human Revolution
Metal Gear Solid 4
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Cool Chris on May 12, 2015, 12:53:22 PM
New game from Castlevania creator:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on May 12, 2015, 01:31:51 PM
IGA ran Castlevania for a great decade or so following Symphony of the Night, but he wasn't its creator nor did he bring about the Castleroid switch. Looking forward to this game, wish he was still running Castlevania.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on May 13, 2015, 12:36:46 PM
If anyone hasn't pre-ordered The Witcher 3 yet, really good discounts for PC/PS4 here: http://www.gamingdragons.com/en/search-witcher-3.html (http://www.gamingdragons.com/en/search-witcher-3.html)

$38 gets you the game,  Neverwinter Nights: Diamond Edition (full original game with three expansions), Digital Comics, and Digital Artbook.

In preparation, I just ordered a new video card (Sapphire Radeon R9 290) to go with my upgraded CPU (Intel i5 4690k) from several months ago. My aging Radeon 6950 has been a champ, but I'm going to need a little more "oomph" for these latest releases.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on May 13, 2015, 12:41:49 PM
my upgraded CPU (Intel i5 4690k)
I've been thinking about getting that, how does it run performance-wise? Just curious :P .
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on May 13, 2015, 01:54:51 PM
I've been really happy with it, though the only thing I've had to compare with it is running Dragon Age: Inquisition. I was running an OC'd Athlon X4 635 @ 3.6 GHz and noticed a considerable jump in performance. I could move from Med/High to High/Ultra and still saw a boost in frame rate. I'd say average of ~45fps or so (higher or lower depending on what's happening on screen). These are rough estimates off the top of my head, so YMMV.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Podaar on May 13, 2015, 02:19:21 PM
Clueless Gamer:Conan Reviews The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfjLRuE1CLw)

Very funny!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on May 13, 2015, 03:30:59 PM
I might end up getting a PS4 for Witcher 3
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on May 14, 2015, 02:20:35 PM
So, Nintendo just released a short video to announce their E3 program including new World Championchips. This video just is a piece of genius (just listen to Reggie`s Training Song which heavily resembles Tenacious D`s "To Be The Best").

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbvzyY1FKr0  :corn

If the E3 Digital Event is somewhere close to be as funny as this, Nintendo already won the E3 imo
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on May 14, 2015, 03:03:06 PM
I am about halfway through the main story of New Super Mario Bros U, and I am liking it so far. My only complaint is that many of the levels border on the short and easy side, but hopefully the length and difficulty of each stage will increase in the second half.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on May 14, 2015, 03:47:11 PM
I am about halfway through the main story of New Super Mario Bros U, and I am liking it so far. My only complaint is that many of the levels border on the short and easy side, but hopefully the length and difficulty of each stage will increase in the second half.


The length not so much, but the difficulty does increase, especially if you want to get all 3 stars.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on May 14, 2015, 10:22:34 PM
So, Nintendo just released a short video to announce their E3 program including new World Championchips. This video just is a piece of genius (just listen to Reggie`s Training Song which heavily resembles Tenacious D`s "To Be The Best").

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbvzyY1FKr0  :corn

If the E3 Digital Event is somewhere close to be as funny as this, Nintendo already won the E3 imo
Guess I'm just not a fan of Nintendo, that was terrible and not even funny because it's terrible.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: OpenYourEyes311 on May 15, 2015, 08:29:14 AM
I am about halfway through the main story of New Super Mario Bros U, and I am liking it so far. My only complaint is that many of the levels border on the short and easy side, but hopefully the length and difficulty of each stage will increase in the second half.


The length not so much, but the difficulty does increase, especially if you want to get all 3 stars.

Yeah, that game was awesome and pretty difficult through the end. Ended up getting all 5 Golden Stars on my profile, but it did take me a bit. Trying to do the same in Super Luigi U, which is a great game in itself, and a much bigger challenge (even though the levels are much shorter, but that's because you start with only 100 seconds).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on May 15, 2015, 03:00:13 PM
Witcher 3 got the once-in-a-blue-moon 10/10 score from Gamespot.
http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-review/1900-6416135/ (http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-review/1900-6416135/)

So excited for this game!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 16, 2015, 08:25:44 AM
Can't wait for my copy!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sigz on May 17, 2015, 12:23:37 AM
Finally grabbed Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. It's glorious.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Rattlehead on May 17, 2015, 10:32:29 AM
Has anyone else played Bloodborne yet? I've been hooked on it for well over a month now… finally going to earn that Platinum trophy later tonight, just need to finish the end of my 3rd play through on New Game ++. I plan on buying Dark Souls II for PS4 afterwards, I can't seem to get enough of this series.  :hat
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 18, 2015, 10:17:44 AM
Doom teaser (https://youtu.be/bdAZqeDtlL4)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on May 18, 2015, 04:06:49 PM
Finished Bioshock Infinite tonight.

My brain hurts now, but damn what a great game!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Aerial Ace on May 19, 2015, 04:19:07 AM
Finally grabbed Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. It's glorious.

Welcome fellow hunter!  :tup

Doom teaser (https://youtu.be/bdAZqeDtlL4)

I'm hopping to the hype train :biggrin:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on May 20, 2015, 04:23:37 AM
Finally grabbed Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. It's glorious.

Yes, it indeed is. Even if I don`t really play single player mode (I generally almost only play video games with friends), the game really is awesome, even if some of the monsters just annoyed the hell out of me and the G-Rank quests get really unfair at some point (Tigrex & Azure Rathalos at G2  :-[ - Me and my friend failed like 7 times on that quest).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on May 20, 2015, 12:13:19 PM
Finished Bioshock Infinite tonight.

My brain hurts now, but damn what a great game!
Indeed! I had to replay it other 2 times in order to understand the fucking complex plot, but I'm still unsure about the ending :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 20, 2015, 01:23:03 PM
So Witcher 3, the visuals are pretty damn amazing. I run everything on almost Ultra and get around 30fps. It's a bit overwhelming in the beginning because there's so much to do and learn. Haven't played a Witchers game other than maybe an hour of W2. Once you kind of get the grip of everything it's really fun. I have only played for a couple of hours yet though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on May 20, 2015, 01:28:05 PM
So Witcher 3, the visuals are pretty damn amazing. I run everything on almost Ultra and get around 30fps. It's a bit overwhelming in the beginning because there's so much to do and learn. Haven't played a Witchers game other than maybe an hour of W2. Once you kind of get the grip of everything it's really fun. I have only played for a couple of hours yet though.


Thoroughly enjoying this game. I played only about 25 hours of Witcher 2 and only made it partway through Chapter 2, but already I'm liking the improvements made to this game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 24, 2015, 06:07:16 PM
So Witcher 3, the visuals are pretty damn amazing. I run everything on almost Ultra and get around 30fps. It's a bit overwhelming in the beginning because there's so much to do and learn. Haven't played a Witchers game other than maybe an hour of W2. Once you kind of get the grip of everything it's really fun. I have only played for a couple of hours yet though.


Thoroughly enjoying this game. I played only about 25 hours of Witcher 2 and only made it partway through Chapter 2, but already I'm liking the improvements made to this game.
Have to say the weather effects are simply stunning. I'm enjoying the game more and more. Nothing better than to attack a bandit camp on your horse and chop them to pieces while riding. That brings up a annoying thing though, few things are as annoying then to get stuck between trees or small fences while riding but that's not the worst part about character control,  leave that to the swimming. One of the most clumsy control schemes i've tried in a game.
Still I enjoy the game immensly.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on May 24, 2015, 07:55:23 PM
Planning to trade in a bunch of games for Witcher 3 but so far none of the Gamestops near me have a pre-owned copy in stock :( Glad to hear you guys are enjoying it though.

In other news, I've been playing Rayman Legends and God of War Ascension. Both are fantastic games.

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on May 24, 2015, 10:57:40 PM
A few more thoughts. This game is gorgeous. Seeing the entire environment respond to wind and rain is incredibly immersive. Excellent choreography in even the most mundane sidequests makes everything you do feel important. Not to mention the excellent writing and voice acting. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on May 25, 2015, 05:07:11 AM
So, I`m actually thinking about buying an old PS2 from a friend of mine and I`m planning to buy Shin Megami Tensei - Nocturne and Persona 3 & 4. Do you think it will be worth for these 3 games, I`m not sure about buying one, even if I currently really enjoy SMT IV on my 3DS and I only heard good things about Persona. Would you recommend me buying a PS2 and if so which games would you recommend?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TL on May 25, 2015, 06:51:09 AM
I don't even usually like JRPGs, and I still thought Persona 4 was fantastic.

It's worth noting that you can get Persona 3 and 4 on PS3 and Vita as well (and I think Nocturne is available on PS3). Obviously it would depend on how the price compares to what you'd be paying for the PS2, but I'd recommend at least giving it a look.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on May 26, 2015, 11:14:39 AM
Oh, I won`t pay much for the PS2. It`s 30$ for a used one online now, so I might get it to 20-25$ with buying it from a friend of mine.
So, a PS3 along with the downloads of the games will be more expensive, since you can buy used PS2 games for 10$ (15$ for P4) each by now and consequently isn`t really worth it for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on May 26, 2015, 08:21:41 PM
Just got Witcher 3 for PS4. Game's really good so far but there are a lot of hiccups with the frame rate. Hopefully they'll release the patch soon.

Edit: Looks like they just released it!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on May 26, 2015, 09:11:16 PM
Just got Witcher 3 for PS4. Game's really good so far but there are a lot of hiccups with the frame rate. Hopefully they'll release the patch soon.

Edit: Looks like they just released it!

Hasn't rolled out in America yet, but in most countries, ya.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TL on May 27, 2015, 09:07:32 AM
Oh, I won`t pay much for the PS2. It`s 30$ for a used one online now, so I might get it to 20-25$ with buying it from a friend of mine.
So, a PS3 along with the downloads of the games will be more expensive, since you can buy used PS2 games for 10$ (15$ for P4) each by now and consequently isn`t really worth it for me.

The PS2 does sound like the way to go in your case then.

You're definitely in for a treat with those games if you haven't played them before (and really, also if you already have). I know I'd love to be able to play Persona 4 for the first time again.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 27, 2015, 11:12:50 AM
Goddamn the Wraiths are annoying, most enemies i've met have so far have been fairly "easy" but whenever I faces 4-6 Wraiths I get my ass kicked. So annoying when your trying to dodge and one teleports behind you and the others attack infront and you end up with 5 Wraiths choping you up. Yrden along with Spectre oil helps though but they're stilla a pain in the ass imo.

Edit: Ok so upgrading your Yrden did the trick.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on May 27, 2015, 11:33:09 AM
Thinking about playing through Ratchet and Clank after having not played it for a few years, after I heard some people were making a movie.

I remember it being hard and fun as hell. Let's see if I'm still right.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ReaperKK on May 28, 2015, 03:44:01 PM
MrBoom I now know which game I'm going to be playing this weekend.

Have you ever played The Forest?
Yea I played a bit upon release. It definitely has potential but was early stages back then. I plan to revisit sometime in the near future. Do you play it?

Just a bit of a warning, Rust is in alpha so lots of things are missing and some animations are probably just placeholders this early and the worst part is that server wipes will happen on occastion. Our first base got wiped which was a bit annoying because they deployed a performance patch 3 days after the big server wipe.
That's the nature of alpha though.

New stuff pop up weekly and they're very active with the community so things move forward pretty quickly which is nice.

They have made a lot of improvements in The Forest including making it co-op. It's definitely worth a shot if you like the genre.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ReaperKK on May 28, 2015, 03:46:02 PM
If anyone hasn't pre-ordered The Witcher 3 yet, really good discounts for PC/PS4 here: http://www.gamingdragons.com/en/search-witcher-3.html (http://www.gamingdragons.com/en/search-witcher-3.html)

$38 gets you the game,  Neverwinter Nights: Diamond Edition (full original game with three expansions), Digital Comics, and Digital Artbook.

In preparation, I just ordered a new video card (Sapphire Radeon R9 290) to go with my upgraded CPU (Intel i5 4690k) from several months ago. My aging Radeon 6950 has been a champ, but I'm going to need a little more "oomph" for these latest releases.

I pre-ordered The Witcher 3 and I've played it for a couple of hours (I wish I had more time). I'm loving it so far and I can't wait to get my hands on it Sunday.

I also have a 290 and the card is a beast, I was coming from a 7770.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ReaperKK on May 28, 2015, 03:48:56 PM
So Witcher 3, the visuals are pretty damn amazing. I run everything on almost Ultra and get around 30fps. It's a bit overwhelming in the beginning because there's so much to do and learn. Haven't played a Witchers game other than maybe an hour of W2. Once you kind of get the grip of everything it's really fun. I have only played for a couple of hours yet though.

Same story for me, I have The Witcher 1 but never played it, I have The Witcher 2 but only played an hour or so, can't wait to play more.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on May 29, 2015, 06:32:31 AM
So Witcher 3, the visuals are pretty damn amazing. I run everything on almost Ultra and get around 30fps. It's a bit overwhelming in the beginning because there's so much to do and learn. Haven't played a Witchers game other than maybe an hour of W2. Once you kind of get the grip of everything it's really fun. I have only played for a couple of hours yet though.

Same story for me, I have The Witcher 1 but never played it, I have The Witcher 2 but only played an hour or so, can't wait to play more.
So I just figured out that there's a FPS slider that let's ju cap at either 30 or 60 fps. Now I know why my frames never went over 30 and also that if I put at 60 on max my GPU is seriously starting to sweat. Damn it looks nice though!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on May 31, 2015, 12:46:46 PM
Just started my first playthrough of System Shock 2. I'm a brute force, run and gun type player so I went all out military but I do kind of wish I had some hacking skills right about now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 01, 2015, 06:36:34 AM
Rise Of The Tomb Raider - E3 Preview Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDyvIksz2Xs)

Hopefully the next one is more about exploring than shooting bad guys all the time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ReaperKK on June 01, 2015, 06:48:45 AM
I need to play the last Tomb Raider. I got a free copy in a bundle with my video card a few years back but never played it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 01, 2015, 11:52:42 AM
Rise Of The Tomb Raider - E3 Preview Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDyvIksz2Xs)

Hopefully the next one is more about exploring than shooting bad guys all the time.
Looks really cool! Tomb Raider 2013 is one of my favorite games so I'm gonna pick this one up for sure.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on June 01, 2015, 09:46:48 PM
I thought Tomb Raider 2013 was a bit short and far too linear, but otherwise it was a good game. If the next one is more open and has some more emphasis on exploration it could be great.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on June 01, 2015, 10:24:35 PM
After putting it on hold for a week or so to play Smash, I picked up New Super Mario Bros U again.

I thought that, for the most part, the game was pretty easy. Then I got to the Superstar Road. I consider myself to be above average at platforming games, and these levels are still kicking my ass, though in a good way. I finished the first four levels, and went from 99 lives to about 75 in order to get all three star coins in each. It's pretty difficult, and the level designs are stellar (no pun intended). My favorite so far is the second one, where you have to hit a switch to turn coins into blocks, and continually run to the next switch to hit it before time runs out. Nintendo utilizes this mechanic to its fullest; in order to get all three star coins, you must break one set of blocks and still make it to the next switch in time, make precise jumps at the last possible moment in order to continue, and wait until the blocks revert to jump onto coins, which turn into blocks when time runs out. Nintendo implemented every possible way to use the game mechanic creatively, and it was a success. As much as I loved a good portion of what came before this point, the last few levels have been a good step above them.

This may be the best 2D Mario game I have played. At the very least, I consider it to be equal to Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario World.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on June 01, 2015, 10:52:21 PM
Yep. NSMBU is fuckin choice.The last bits of the game just brutally kick you in the dick in a way you can appreciate. Do you own New Super Luigi U? If not, I strongly recommend it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on June 01, 2015, 11:12:11 PM
I was hyped for New Super Luigi U until I actually played it and realized the time limit applied to every level. I'd be fine with that as a gimmick for a few levels, like, one per world, but the game just having challenging levels would have been enough for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on June 02, 2015, 05:44:36 AM
Yep. NSMBU is fuckin choice.The last bits of the game just brutally kick you in the dick in a way you can appreciate. Do you own New Super Luigi U? If not, I strongly recommend it.

I do not. I am not sure if I want to buy the downloadable version, or shell out a little more for a physical copy.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: OpenYourEyes311 on June 02, 2015, 07:25:50 AM
I got 100% in NSMBU a few months back, and I'm slowly working on getting through Luigi U (not 100%, just getting through). It's pretty hard, but still a lot of fun! I was also put off by the time limit, but the levels are so short that it's not really the biggest challenge to overcome. The Mario game has enough difficulty just to get 100%, but I definitely recommend downloading Luigi once you get to that point and need a bigger challenge.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 02, 2015, 08:34:09 AM
MrBoom I now know which game I'm going to be playing this weekend.

Have you ever played The Forest?
Yea I played a bit upon release. It definitely has potential but was early stages back then. I plan to revisit sometime in the near future. Do you play it?

Just a bit of a warning, Rust is in alpha so lots of things are missing and some animations are probably just placeholders this early and the worst part is that server wipes will happen on occastion. Our first base got wiped which was a bit annoying because they deployed a performance patch 3 days after the big server wipe.
That's the nature of alpha though.

New stuff pop up weekly and they're very active with the community so things move forward pretty quickly which is nice.

They have made a lot of improvements in The Forest including making it co-op. It's definitely worth a shot if you like the genre.
Speaking of The Forest and Rust. ARK: Survival Evolved launches today, looks interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uumBcu1Y3u4

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The Trooper on June 02, 2015, 12:22:37 PM
Re Playing Dead Space 2. Man what an f'd up game lol. Awesome game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 02, 2015, 12:37:05 PM
First an awesome GoT episode and know this:

http://fallout.bethsoft.com/

I'm very happy right now!!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ReaperKK on June 02, 2015, 02:01:13 PM
MrBoom I now know which game I'm going to be playing this weekend.

Have you ever played The Forest?
Yea I played a bit upon release. It definitely has potential but was early stages back then. I plan to revisit sometime in the near future. Do you play it?

Just a bit of a warning, Rust is in alpha so lots of things are missing and some animations are probably just placeholders this early and the worst part is that server wipes will happen on occastion. Our first base got wiped which was a bit annoying because they deployed a performance patch 3 days after the big server wipe.
That's the nature of alpha though.

New stuff pop up weekly and they're very active with the community so things move forward pretty quickly which is nice.

They have made a lot of improvements in The Forest including making it co-op. It's definitely worth a shot if you like the genre.
Speaking of The Forest and Rust. ARK: Survival Evolved launches today, looks interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uumBcu1Y3u4



Going to check it out now!

As far as Fallout is concered I have the games but haven't played a single one.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ReaperKK on June 02, 2015, 02:21:46 PM
I just went to buy ARK but couldn't find the buy button on Steam.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 02, 2015, 03:59:47 PM
First an awesome GoT episode and know this:

http://fallout.bethsoft.com/

I'm very happy right now!!
:metal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 02, 2015, 04:39:35 PM
I just went to buy ARK but couldn't find the buy button on Steam.
I think it's live now but I can't check:

http://steamcommunity.com//games/346110/announcements/detail/249167936951390067
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on June 02, 2015, 05:00:16 PM
First an awesome GoT episode and know this:

http://fallout.bethsoft.com/ (http://fallout.bethsoft.com/)

I'm very happy right now!!
:metal
News of the year.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 03, 2015, 09:55:14 AM
Was I the only one who would have preferred TES 6 to Fallout 4? Oh well, still gonna be great.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on June 03, 2015, 10:02:38 AM
Was I the only one who would have preferred TES 6 to Fallout 4? Oh well, still gonna be great.

I feel the same way.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on June 03, 2015, 10:04:40 AM
I liked Fallout 3 well enough but I haven't even played New Vegas yet.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 03, 2015, 12:21:21 PM
Fallout 4 trailer's up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE2BkLqMef4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE2BkLqMef4)

Looks fantastic, can't wait!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on June 03, 2015, 12:40:07 PM
Was I the only one who would have preferred TES 6 to Fallout 4? Oh well, still gonna be great.

I would have greatly preferred it, but with Witcher out, I'm not complaining much now.

Both Skyrim and Witcher III are *amazing* games, but if I could pick little pieces from each and merge them into one game... dear lord.

My biggest gripe with Witcher atm is that I can only have one objective going at once. I'm level 17 now, and would like to pick every objective up to say level 18 and highlight them on the map, so I can see the best way to proceed.

Then there is some little stuff, like if I walk up to a plant I should just be able to grab the item, not have to hit the button twice in order to bring up a menu and then grab it. Bunch of little stuff like that. But then on the flip side there are things in Skyrim I wish Witcher did. Really though, both are just fantastic.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on June 03, 2015, 01:20:07 PM
I liked Fallout 3 well enough but I haven't even played New Vegas yet.

You arent missing much.  New Vegas was a good game and all, but its basically Fallout 3 in Las Vegas.  I'm excited for Fallout 4 though, Im assuming a new engine and all since itll be next gen.  The graphics look awesome.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on June 03, 2015, 02:45:00 PM
Oh good lord, just had a glorious moment in Witcher 3. Will make small as to not spoil anything. Many likely aren't at this point yet.

So, for starters, from moment #1 the church of the eternal fire seems like a bunch of douchebags. Well, I get to a point where I particular priest in Novagrad is going around and torturing/burning blasphemers. So I burned the mother fucker. Didn't take a single swipe with the sword. Igni, dodge, dodge, dodge, Igni, and repeat. Until he lay charred on the ground.
Title: WoW in 2015?
Post by: WebRaider on June 03, 2015, 05:29:37 PM
Anyone play World of Warcraft anymore? I'm a pretty casual player compared to the majority of the player base (I do raid off and on and just saying that tells how casual I am). Doing a quick search shows that there are a number of people who at the very least used to play on here. Just checking to see if people are still around on there.

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on June 03, 2015, 05:50:16 PM
You know, I always avoided WoW because of how addicted I know I would be. And considering my love of Witcher/Skyrim, and my love of Destiny... I can see how right I would have been. :lol

That said it's such a cool world that one day I really should explore it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on June 03, 2015, 07:57:30 PM
Fallout 4 trailer's up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE2BkLqMef4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE2BkLqMef4)

Looks fantastic, can't wait!
I had tears of joy when the trailer finished.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 03, 2015, 08:33:26 PM

My biggest gripe with Witcher atm is that I can only have one objective going at once. I'm level 17 now, and would like to pick every objective up to say level 18 and highlight them on the map, so I can see the best way to proceed.


This would be really nice.

I'm pretty much done in Velen quest wise but I still have some undiscovered locations to hit up before I head to Novigrad. It would be really nice if you could tell if it was going to be worth your effort to go to some really remote place before you find out the monsters are twice your level though :lol
Title: Re: WoW in 2015?
Post by: Bolsters on June 03, 2015, 09:47:55 PM
Anyone play World of Warcraft anymore? I'm a pretty casual player compared to the majority of the player base (I do raid off and on and just saying that tells how casual I am). Doing a quick search shows that there are a number of people who at the very least used to play on here. Just checking to see if people are still around on there.
It's been a long time since I played WoW. I played during Wrath of the Lich King.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 03, 2015, 11:46:19 PM
I liked Fallout 3 well enough but I haven't even played New Vegas yet.

You arent missing much.  New Vegas was a good game and all, but its basically Fallout 3 in Las Vegas.  I'm excited for Fallout 4 though, Im assuming a new engine and all since itll be next gen.  The graphics look awesome.
I loved New Vegas, thought it was great. Even though Skyrim was one of the best game i've played F4 was a logic next step. They have a big Fallout fan base so they have to give them something (unlike Valve) even though Skyrim is their biggest success so far.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on June 04, 2015, 02:38:02 AM
I liked Fallout 3 well enough but I haven't even played New Vegas yet.

You arent missing much.  New Vegas was a good game and all, but its basically Fallout 3 in Las Vegas.  I'm excited for Fallout 4 though, Im assuming a new engine and all since itll be next gen.  The graphics look awesome.
I disagree. Obviously it was the same game engine and everything, but narratively it was a much stronger game I thought. More so than F3 and Skyrim.

Anyway, the trailer looks gorgeous, so I'm really looking forward to this!

Last night I finished catching up on the first 2 seasons of Telltale's Walking Dead. Good games, very good storytelling. Main thing that was kind of frustrating, though, was the illusion that your choices matter when they don't really.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Cyclopssss on June 04, 2015, 05:46:06 AM
Playing Wolfenstein, The Old Blood at the moment. Yeah shooting at ze Germans again...! Pretty challeging at times though...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 05, 2015, 03:31:07 AM
Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection announced for PS4!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKfRZ1x2nbQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKfRZ1x2nbQ)

Recently played Uncharted 2 and 3. Fantastic games. They felt just like a big budget action movie. Really excited to see them with updated graphics. Haven't played the first one though so I'll wait to play it on this version.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 06, 2015, 06:49:53 PM
Just entered Skellige in Witcher 3 for the first time. DAT SCENERY!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 07, 2015, 06:06:06 AM
Just entered Skellige in Witcher 3 for the first time. DAT SCENERY!
Yea I haven't entered it yet, looking forward to it!  :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ReaperKK on June 07, 2015, 04:00:30 PM
Just entered Skellige in Witcher 3 for the first time. DAT SCENERY!
Yea I haven't entered it yet, looking forward to it!  :tup

Still haven't had time to play, I'm only on level 2. Sometime soon!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 07, 2015, 05:53:38 PM
So I was doing a quest in Skellige when I suddenly became unable to sprint on foot even though I wasn't overburdened :(

Tried restarting the system and loading other save files but no luck. Already updated to the latest version.

Any advice? Otherwise I guess I just have to wait until the next patch and hope it fixes it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on June 07, 2015, 08:53:09 PM
So I was doing a quest in Skellige when I suddenly became unable to sprint on foot even though I wasn't overburdened :(

Tried restarting the system and loading other save files but no luck. Already updated to the latest version.

Any advice? Otherwise I guess I just have to wait until the next patch and hope it fixes it.

Funny you should mention that. I was reading the patch notes for 1.04 and 1.05.

1.05 does indeed fix that exact issue. However that is only out on PC so far, as 1.04 is the most recent to roll out for console. So while it sucks to be screwed for now, it should be resolved within a few days.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 07, 2015, 09:50:09 PM
So I was doing a quest in Skellige when I suddenly became unable to sprint on foot even though I wasn't overburdened :(

Tried restarting the system and loading other save files but no luck. Already updated to the latest version.

Any advice? Otherwise I guess I just have to wait until the next patch and hope it fixes it.

Funny you should mention that. I was reading the patch notes for 1.04 and 1.05.

1.05 does indeed fix that exact issue. However that is only out on PC so far, as 1.04 is the most recent to roll out for console. So while it sucks to be screwed for now, it should be resolved within a few days.
Ok cool, I'm glad CDPR is so responsive to their fan base in fixing these issues.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on June 07, 2015, 11:28:45 PM
So I was doing a quest in Skellige when I suddenly became unable to sprint on foot even though I wasn't overburdened :(

Tried restarting the system and loading other save files but no luck. Already updated to the latest version.

Any advice? Otherwise I guess I just have to wait until the next patch and hope it fixes it.

Funny you should mention that. I was reading the patch notes for 1.04 and 1.05.

1.05 does indeed fix that exact issue. However that is only out on PC so far, as 1.04 is the most recent to roll out for console. So while it sucks to be screwed for now, it should be resolved within a few days.
Ok cool, I'm glad CDPR is so responsive to their fan base in fixing these issues.

Also, of important note for 1.05, slightly bigger text for PC, and a bigger boost for consoles, which is huge. You can tell this game was (I assume) originally PC based, as the text is meant to be read up close. Can't wait to have the bigger text on the PS4. Also, a minor annoyance, but also changed is that candles and such near loot will no longer be able to be activated. Meaning no more starting a fire when you want to get in a chest.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: black_biff_stadler on June 08, 2015, 02:52:50 AM
Someone was selling a Dreamcast with 4 controllers and the Mad Catz Dream Wheel steering wheel/pedals accessory as a package deal for $90 in a FB group I belong to. I didn't wanna shell that much out til the end of the month so I offered him $110 as a compromise for him passing on the quick money since someone else was already asking him about it. He obliged, confirmed that everything works, and threw in San Francisco Rush 2049 for free without me even asking. To make sure I didn't fuck myself by letting the impulse get the best of me, I just ebayed my items for a general price check. Seems like most DC consoles go for $30-50, controllers for $10-15, and the only steering wheel like mine I saw was $50 near mint in box.

Taking the median of the price ranges I mentioned and depreciating the wheel to $25 to account for the missing box and likelihood that it's nowhere near mint, here's an approximation I came up with:



Console: $40

Controllers: 4 x $12.50 = $50

Steering wheel: $25

Game: ??? ebay says $30-50 whether it's used or new and with case. Mine's a bare disc so nothing conclusive as of now.


Total: $115 plus I'm not paying any shipping so that's a massive savings since that's easily $30-40 right there.



I'm sure some of you are way savvier than I when it comes to retro appraisals like this, however, so I'd be really glad if anyone would care to weigh in on the accuracy of my pricing.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ozzy554 on June 08, 2015, 10:04:10 AM
Im glad I got my dreamcast for 10 dollars at a yard sale.
Title: Re: WoW in 2015?
Post by: Anguyen92 on June 09, 2015, 12:47:16 AM
Anyone play World of Warcraft anymore? I'm a pretty casual player compared to the majority of the player base (I do raid off and on and just saying that tells how casual I am). Doing a quick search shows that there are a number of people who at the very least used to play on here. Just checking to see if people are still around on there.

I used to play WoW during the Burning Crusade days.  Mainly, spent my days doing a lot of PVP battlegrounds and I was pretty good at it.  I stopped playing because my computer was crap, my internet was crap, life got in the way, and my household got a new dog.  That stated, I did came back for like a week or so, last September, since Blizzard did this promotion where people with a Battle.net account can get two weeks free where they can level up to 85.  I took that opportunity and decided to enjoy the leveling experience.  It was all right.  The WoW world landscape obviously changed during Cataclysm, but I think the overall leveling experience was fine and I probably would have loved to experience the end game content of Wrath and Cata.

Nowadays, I play Hearthstone and try to do my best getting better and better at it and watching the streamers play it.  It can be fun at times, too grindy at times, and times where I ponder why am I wasting my time playing the game where I don't have much to gain in the end and have no realistic shot at getting the good cards without spending some money.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Zydar on June 09, 2015, 01:00:07 AM
I played WoW for many years (from around 2006), but I got bored with it like two years ago, and started with Diablo 3 instead. I was always just a casual player anyway, never did PvP, raids, or anything like that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 09, 2015, 01:32:51 AM
So while I'm waiting for Witcher 3 to be updated, I picked up this game called Beyond Two Souls for the PS3. The control scheme is kinda awkward but the story is really intriguing and the main character is very human and relatable. Very curious to see where this goes.

Edit: Holy crap, this game has some intensely emotional scenes. Seriously amazing.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on June 09, 2015, 12:07:38 PM
A friend of mine recently got me into the whole amiibo collecting thing.

(http://i.imgur.com/PcELCHT.jpg)

I only plan on getting the 6 or so characters I play, but even that will be a significant investment, considering how rare some of them are. Goodbye, money. I'm going to miss you...

And yes, I know that my phone's camera is complete shit.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on June 09, 2015, 12:10:33 PM
Type in "Francis Amiibo" into Youtube. You'll find some funny stuff.

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/KIuYkSqAoJw/0.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 09, 2015, 12:39:13 PM
http://www.mirrorsedge.com/

Can't wait!  :metal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 09, 2015, 01:43:08 PM
http://www.mirrorsedge.com/

Can't wait!  :metal
Nice! I still haven't played the original game so I'll have to rectify that soon.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on June 09, 2015, 01:51:00 PM
I can't open that at work. Please tell me they are developing this to run on Sony's Project Morpheus.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 09, 2015, 02:47:03 PM
http://www.mirrorsedge.com/

Can't wait!  :metal
Nice! I still haven't played the original game so I'll have to rectify that soon.
There's seem to be a bit of a hate/love thing with this game. Some people have no idea why this game is considered a gem while others think it's a masterpiece. For me I was very into the esthetic, art, story, gameplay and music. I really really enjoyed the "simple" color scheme together with the ambient music, it felt so fresh and vibrant to me. Some people hated the clunky gunplay for example but I had no problem with it, felt it was a hint to the character using her parkour as a tool to avoid confrontation instead of having instant gun experience. I rarely used the guns anyway.

(http://www.newgamenetwork.com/images/uploads/gallery/MirrorsEdge/Screenshot3.jpg) (http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/17410/0000006719.1920x1080.jpg?t=1406228176)
(http://ctrlclick.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/mirrors-edge-017.jpg)(http://wallpoper.com/images/00/30/49/08/mirrors-edge_00304908.jpg)
(http://www.thescoreonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/mirrors-edge-beautiful-art.jpg)(http://www.electricblueskies.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Mirrors_Edge-1080p-Wallpaper-44b-NEW-EDEN-MALL-INTERIOR.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 09, 2015, 02:52:06 PM
I can't open that at work. Please tell me they are developing this to run on Sony's Project Morpheus.
I think it's pretty safe to say the game will atleast have VR support.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on June 11, 2015, 07:26:32 AM
Has anyone had any esperience with this?

http://store.apple.com/us/product/HE760VC/A/steelseries-stratus-wireless-gaming-controller

(http://store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/4602/as-images.apple.com/is/image/AppleInc/aos/published/images/H/E7/HE760/HE760?wid=400&hei=400&fmt=jpeg&qlt=95&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.5,0.5,0,0&iccEmbed=0&layer=comp&.v=1413594429981)
(http://store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/4602/as-images.apple.com/is/image/AppleInc/aos/published/images/H/E7/HE760/HE760_AV1?wid=400&hei=400&fmt=jpeg&qlt=95&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.5,0.5,0,0&iccEmbed=0&layer=comp&.v=1413594509566)

It's a little pricy, but I've wanted something like this for the iPad for a while. I have GTAIII, GTA Vice City, and GTA SA downloaded and they are all unplayable because of the horrible touch controls.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on June 12, 2015, 05:25:09 AM
You guys were right. Mario Kart 8 is amazing. The new course designs are the best in the series, and many of the retro tracks have been changed so much that they are barely recognizable.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on June 12, 2015, 07:55:03 AM
Have you bought the MK8 DLC as well? These tracks are even more amazing than the on-disc ones imo
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on June 12, 2015, 09:40:01 AM
Have you bought the MK8 DLC as well? These tracks are even more amazing than the on-disc ones imo

Yes, I have, though I have not gotten around to playing them yet. I have seen videos of some of them, so I have a good idea of what to look forward to.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 12, 2015, 10:01:27 AM
Anyone play World of Warcraft anymore? I'm a pretty casual player compared to the majority of the player base (I do raid off and on and just saying that tells how casual I am). Doing a quick search shows that there are a number of people who at the very least used to play on here. Just checking to see if people are still around on there.




*raises hand*
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The Trooper on June 12, 2015, 09:58:07 PM
Hit up my local Gamestop and decided to go for some used older stuff. Good used values. Hitman Absolution, Assassins creed 3, Mass Effect 2 Deadspqce 2, Mass Effect 2, Halo Reach and Battlefield 3.All 7 for 11 bucks.Cant beat that. Hitman Absolution is tremendous. Forgot how good this game is
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 13, 2015, 12:18:53 AM
Hit up my local Gamestop and decided to go for some used older stuff. Good used values. Hitman Absolution, Assassins creed 3, Mass Effect 2 Deadspqce 2, Mass Effect 2, Halo Reach and Battlefield 3.All 7 for 11 bucks.Cant beat that. Hitman Absolution is tremendous. Forgot how good this game is
All fantastic pickups there :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on June 13, 2015, 12:45:59 AM
http://www.mirrorsedge.com/ (http://www.mirrorsedge.com/)

Can't wait!  :metal
Nice! I still haven't played the original game so I'll have to rectify that soon.
There's seem to be a bit of a hate/love thing with this game. Some people have no idea why this game is considered a gem while others think it's a masterpiece. For me I was very into the esthetic, art, story, gameplay and music. I really really enjoyed the "simple" color scheme together with the ambient music, it felt so fresh and vibrant to me. Some people hated the clunky gunplay for example but I had no problem with it, felt it was a hint to the character using her parkour as a tool to avoid confrontation instead of having instant gun experience. I rarely used the guns anyway.
I loved it and replayed it lots of times. A special mention to how intuitive the level design is - besides the basic movements, there are no tutorials. Also, it's been 7 years and those graphics are still superb :hefdaddy
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 13, 2015, 10:39:09 PM
Picked up Darkest Dungeon on the Steam Sale (as well as Monstrum and Valkyria Chronicles). I'm really enjoying Darkest Dungeon so far, though it is already pretty ruthless in its difficulty. I'm about to try Monstrum but I have high hopes for it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 14, 2015, 04:58:19 AM
Latest Gamestop/Gamefly haul:

Heavy Rain
Bioshock Infinite/Bioshock 1 bundle
Killzone 2
Madworld
De Blob 2
Medal of Honor 2010
Remember Me
Vanquish
Child of Eden
Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
Little Big Planet 3
Mirror's Edge

Also decided to delve into some PS2 games I missed out on by using an emulator. Currently playing Silent Hill 2 for the very first time. Despite the outdated graphics I love the atmosphere and especially the soundtrack. Can't wait to finish this and move on to the next games in the series.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 14, 2015, 10:23:54 AM
Silent Hill 2 = best game ever
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Cable on June 14, 2015, 02:51:22 PM
Silent Hill 2 = best game ever

When I was going to do a top 25 list, this was on my list. Yet I only played it for 30 minutes ahaha- it was that creepy to me.

Watching videos of it and stuff, it seems so well thought out, and is open to different views. The room with Angela's dad (I think that is who it is) = wow.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on June 14, 2015, 08:22:00 PM
The new doom looked cool
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on June 14, 2015, 08:37:41 PM
Ryu in Super Smash Bros = Perfection
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on June 14, 2015, 09:21:45 PM
Holy shit, there's so much stuff to do in Fallout 4
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 14, 2015, 10:05:23 PM
Fallout 4 gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWuwLSFmATI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWuwLSFmATI)

Doom trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NteAPGprDJk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NteAPGprDJk)
Doom gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shL92JjGpLI&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shL92JjGpLI&feature=youtu.be)

Dishonored 2 trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnsDyv-TtJg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnsDyv-TtJg)

Super excited for all three of these!

Edit: Holy crap the graphics in that Dishonored 2 trailer are jaw-dropping.

Edit 2: All the vids for the three games are here: https://www.youtube.com/user/pixelenemy/videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/pixelenemy/videos)

Edit 3: Fallout 4 looks fantastic. Love the insane amount of customization. Love those awesome guns. This might end up topping Fallout 3.

Doom looks badass, reminds me of Wolfenstein. Really enjoyed Doom 3 so I'm definitely looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: PuffyPat on June 14, 2015, 10:22:44 PM
FALLOUT 4. gonna cop that pipboy edition so fast.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on June 15, 2015, 01:30:36 AM
MOTHER 1/EARTHBOUND 0 GETTING AN ENGLISH RELEASE!!! :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal

I hope they do an English Mother 3. I mean, I've played through the game before so I'm familiar but I'd still love for that to happen.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 15, 2015, 02:19:06 AM
Fallout 4 looks amazing and release this year! Yeaa!!

Doom looks bad-ass! Bethesda been busy.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 15, 2015, 03:14:04 AM
Rumor going around that Quantic Dream is developing Shenmue 3. I'm gonna need several new pairs of pants if true.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 15, 2015, 08:12:51 AM
Here's a good quality recap of the Bethesda showcase:

Bethesda 2015 E3 Showcase (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KApp699WdE)

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on June 15, 2015, 08:51:58 AM
Is Fallout 4 next gen only?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: PuffyPat on June 15, 2015, 09:31:15 AM
Is Fallout 4 next gen only?

as far as i know, yea. i haven't seen anything about ps3 or 360.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on June 15, 2015, 09:41:53 AM
Is Fallout 4 next gen only?

as far as i know, yea. i haven't seen anything about ps3 or 360.

Nice.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 15, 2015, 11:37:06 AM
Halo 5 gameplay footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7y5Oi0Ac8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7y5Oi0Ac8)

Rise of the Tomb Raider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEHxDHEmoAi7ebcjsYadVTcV&v=pg0QaLpVg6A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEHxDHEmoAi7ebcjsYadVTcV&v=pg0QaLpVg6A)

Gears of War 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bro5YugsPDg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bro5YugsPDg)

MGS 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0W3xRgr70E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0W3xRgr70E)

Mass Effect Andromeda!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEGof_M-yNYPa_es4ONmfFCo&v=uG8V9dRqSsw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEGof_M-yNYPa_es4ONmfFCo&v=uG8V9dRqSsw)

Mirror's Edge Catalyst: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsDX_LiJT7E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsDX_LiJT7E)

Star Wars Battlefront: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEGof_M-yNYPa_es4ONmfFCo&v=jXU5k4U8x20 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEGof_M-yNYPa_es4ONmfFCo&v=jXU5k4U8x20)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on June 15, 2015, 02:46:04 PM
MOTHER 1/EARTHBOUND 0 GETTING AN ENGLISH RELEASE!!! :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal

I hope they do an English Mother 3. I mean, I've played through the game before so I'm familiar but I'd still love for that to happen.

Just wait for Nintendo`s E3 presentation tomorrow. Since Mother 1 was now released, Mother 3 seems very likely as well. I`d also like this to happen, since I haven`t played any of them except Earthbound. Will soon buy Mother 1 as well :D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 15, 2015, 03:56:49 PM
Star Wars Battlefront: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEGof_M-yNYPa_es4ONmfFCo&v=jXU5k4U8x20 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEGof_M-yNYPa_es4ONmfFCo&v=jXU5k4U8x20)
Oh yea! Looks really crisp. The Luke and Vader fight was a pleasent surprise.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 15, 2015, 04:15:46 PM
new medieval/Viking combat game from Ubisoft called "For Honor" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSHXXks53YY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSHXXks53YY)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 15, 2015, 04:16:24 PM
Star Wars Battlefront: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEGof_M-yNYPa_es4ONmfFCo&v=jXU5k4U8x20 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEGof_M-yNYPa_es4ONmfFCo&v=jXU5k4U8x20)

Oh yea! Looks really crisp. The Luke and Vader fight was a pleasent surprise.
Yeah I'm not usually a fan of multiplayer-only games but this looks incredible.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 15, 2015, 04:24:17 PM
new Transformers game from Platinum Games (makers of Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDQ4aaj7MwE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDQ4aaj7MwE)

Tom Clancy's The Division: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bc2fv0jcgg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bc2fv0jcgg)

AC: Syndicate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTBbwgsyxvg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTBbwgsyxvg)

Rainbow Six Siege: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQmwgf-HZiM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQmwgf-HZiM)

new Ghost Recon game! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdJub3Kz2wI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdJub3Kz2wI)
Whoa this one looks absolutely incredible. Reminds me a bit of Just Cause. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on June 15, 2015, 04:41:35 PM
MOTHER 1/EARTHBOUND 0 GETTING AN ENGLISH RELEASE!!! :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal

I hope they do an English Mother 3. I mean, I've played through the game before so I'm familiar but I'd still love for that to happen.

Just wait for Nintendo`s E3 presentation tomorrow. Since Mother 1 was now released, Mother 3 seems very likely as well. I`d also like this to happen, since I haven`t played any of them except Earthbound. Will soon buy Mother 1 as well :D
Mother 3 is the best one in my opinion. If it does get an English release you're in for a treat. I hope the translations don't dull any of the whimsy and emotion.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on June 15, 2015, 08:42:57 PM
MOTHER 1/EARTHBOUND 0 GETTING AN ENGLISH RELEASE!!! :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal

I hope they do an English Mother 3. I mean, I've played through the game before so I'm familiar but I'd still love for that to happen.

I know next to nothing about the series, but Ness is my favorite character to play in Smash 4, so I downloaded the game. I look forward to trying it out tomorrow!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ozzy554 on June 15, 2015, 08:43:07 PM
Im getting serious old school doom vibes from that gameplay trailer. games by id are generally pretty solid and if this ends up being as good as it looks it might be time for me to upgrade.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Fiery Winds on June 15, 2015, 08:44:02 PM
Final Fantasy VII HD Remake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kznek1uNVsg
The Last Guardian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXLZvsSmBIs


 :omg: :D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 15, 2015, 08:44:36 PM
Holy crap, the Sony conference killed it! I'm already absolutely overwhelmed and we haven't even gotten to Nintendo and Square Enix. One of the best E3's ever.

Shenmue 3!!! :hefdaddy (But unfortunately Sony are too cheap to fund it so Suzuki's set up a kickstarter page) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3)
It's already reached over a quarter of its goal!

No Man's Sky!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qb9qk9qZIM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qb9qk9qZIM)

A really intriguing game that lets you build dreams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEEu9tkonuHnSNa-b96D37Zk&v=jqnhHpyijUo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEEu9tkonuHnSNa-b96D37Zk&v=jqnhHpyijUo)

New Hitman! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4OW7UcB_0E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4OW7UcB_0E)

Amazing-looking dinosaur/robot game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkg5UVTsKCE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkg5UVTsKCE)

Uncharted 4! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iccK2xdPixc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iccK2xdPixc)

Black Ops 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx1MI66yrHE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx1MI66yrHE)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Buddyhunter1 on June 15, 2015, 08:47:36 PM
MOTHER 1/EARTHBOUND 0 GETTING AN ENGLISH RELEASE!!! :metal :metal :metal :metal :metal

I hope they do an English Mother 3. I mean, I've played through the game before so I'm familiar but I'd still love for that to happen.

I know next to nothing about the series, but Ness is my favorite character to play in Smash 4, so I downloaded the game. I look forward to trying it out tomorrow!

Don't get your hopes too high up. Earthbound and Mother 3 are fantastic, but the original Mother (or Earthbound Beginnings as it's now called) is kind of a relic in terms of game design. It's extremely difficult, the controls are pretty clunky, and the enemy encounter rate / amount of grinding you have to do is kinda ridiculous. If you're a fan of really old-school RPGs you might enjoy it, though. As for me, I bought it simply due to the fact that it's a Mother game finally released outside of Japan and I reeeeallly want Mother 3 to be next.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on June 15, 2015, 09:28:09 PM
Fallout 4
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Shenmue III
FFVII Remake
The Last Guardian


 :hefdaddy
Best. E3. Ever.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 15, 2015, 09:31:36 PM
Fallout 4
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Shenmue III
FFVII Remake
The Last Guardian


 :hefdaddy
Best. E3. Ever.
Yup, pretty much.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on June 15, 2015, 09:49:20 PM
This E3 truly is incredible
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on June 15, 2015, 10:13:01 PM
And we haven't even gotten to Nintendo and Squeenix yet
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on June 15, 2015, 11:37:50 PM
(http://i62.tinypic.com/rky9ep.jpg)

This is historic.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on June 16, 2015, 01:45:19 AM
FINAL FANTASY VII IS GETTING A FREAKING REMAKE! What's next, Half-Life 3??
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on June 16, 2015, 01:59:45 AM
With Lucas being brought back into Smash Bros. and Earthbound Beginnings coming out for the Virtual Console on the same day, I really am hoping that Mother 3's chances of coming over are high. They rated Earthbound Beginnings a "T", just do the same for Mother 3 so that they can cover their asses with some of the game's... odder parts.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on June 16, 2015, 03:16:48 AM
:lol

If you look up : Drop The Mic in the dictionary it says " Sony Computer Entertainment ".
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on June 16, 2015, 04:34:15 AM
I'm still in shock over the announcement of a Final Fantasy VII remake! I cannot believe this!  :metal :metal :metal

Also, this reaction video pretty much sums up what it felt like seeing that trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1vSYIHlMp8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1vSYIHlMp8)

Oh man oh man oh man!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 16, 2015, 07:10:31 AM
Horizon: Zero Dawn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkg5UVTsKCE)

This looks seriously amazing but of course it's Playstation exclusive.  :|
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on June 16, 2015, 08:11:47 AM
I watched that trailer this morning. Kinda wondering how it'll all work, but in any case it has piqued my interest.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 16, 2015, 08:22:58 AM
oh please square don't fuck this up. I know you guys stopped making good games years ago but now's a great time to start again.

That's not really fair I guess there were XIII-2, Type-0, and Bravely Default. Remember, Square, more like Bravely Default less like FFXIII ok?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on June 16, 2015, 08:38:41 AM
oh please square don't fuck this up. I know you guys stopped making good games years ago but now's a great time to start again.

That's not really fair I guess there were XIII-2, Type-0, and Bravely Default. Remember, Square, more like Bravely Default less like FFXIII ok?

Don't forget about Kingdom Hearts 3
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on June 16, 2015, 08:39:23 AM
oh please square don't fuck this up. I know you guys stopped making good games years ago but now's a great time to start again.

That's not really fair I guess there were XIII-2, Type-0, and Bravely Default. Remember, Square, more like Bravely Default less like FFXIII ok?
Couldn't agree more (except I never played those you mentioned  :lol ). Old school Square is my favorite company of all time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 16, 2015, 08:46:18 AM
oh please square don't fuck this up. I know you guys stopped making good games years ago but now's a great time to start again.

That's not really fair I guess there were XIII-2, Type-0, and Bravely Default. Remember, Square, more like Bravely Default less like FFXIII ok?

Don't forget about Kingdom Hearts 3

well uh that's not out so they haven't really made it yet? And there's still a (minute) chance it'll be a piece of shit. Don't act like a KH game couldn't be a piece of shit because I'd like to introduce you to 358/2 days


Couldn't agree more (except I never played those you mentioned  :lol ). Old school Square is my favorite company of all time.

If you like old school Square games you will love Bravely Default I promise. If you have a 3DS it's a must play IMO.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on June 16, 2015, 09:17:12 AM
oh please square don't fuck this up. I know you guys stopped making good games years ago but now's a great time to start again.

That's not really fair I guess there were XIII-2, Type-0, and Bravely Default. Remember, Square, more like Bravely Default less like FFXIII ok?

Don't forget about Kingdom Hearts 3

well uh that's not out so they haven't really made it yet? And there's still a (minute) chance it'll be a piece of shit. Don't act like a KH game couldn't be a piece of shit because I'd like to introduce you to 358/2 days

except 358 wasn't shit
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 16, 2015, 09:34:21 AM
Agree to disagree I guess I think that game is awful.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on June 16, 2015, 09:45:39 AM
oh please square don't fuck this up. I know you guys stopped making good games years ago but now's a great time to start again.

That's not really fair I guess there were XIII-2, Type-0, and Bravely Default. Remember, Square, more like Bravely Default less like FFXIII ok?

i really liked FF15 Episode 1.

FF15 will hold me over til FF7 Remake comes out.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 16, 2015, 11:55:39 AM
I thought Episode Duscae was a fine game, just not necessarily what I'm looking for in a Final Fantasy game. The only character you can control doesn't even have magic :(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on June 16, 2015, 12:49:48 PM
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand KH3 trailer

:caffeine:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on June 16, 2015, 01:43:18 PM
So, the Nintendo Digital Event took place and I`m really hooked for the new (multiplayer(!!!)) Zelda and Metroid games coming to 3DS and, of course, I`m stunned by (Super) Mario Maker. I`m also really excited about the next Fire Emblem games and the Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem game, even if it looks more like Persona than any of both other series.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 16, 2015, 03:39:54 PM
Besides Star Fox Zero, the Nintendo conference didn't really do much for me. Really wish they showed more of Zelda Wii U.
Edit: Holy crap, Star Fox Zero is being developed by Platinum Games! Seriously excited for it.

Just Cause 3 looks like it's gonna be one of the most fun games ever made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggKKCyJXHOA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggKKCyJXHOA)

and the new Deus Ex looks great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEGKzKWWvpIgPkMRnIvmB1UV&v=FOr0BY3-uhk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLsiJPoHlPqEGKzKWWvpIgPkMRnIvmB1UV&v=FOr0BY3-uhk)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on June 16, 2015, 03:48:36 PM
Big Metroid fan. Had some initial excitement hearing a new Metroid was announced, but after seeing what it was I don't even care a little. Whatever, Nintendo.

Excited about Square Enix, though. Looking forward to Deus Ex an awful lot and I'm really curious what Setsuna turns out to be. Hope Tomb Raider goes to PS4 as Horizon and No Man's Sky are the two other 'exclusives' I have a strong interest in at this point.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 16, 2015, 03:59:34 PM
Big Metroid fan. Had some initial excitement hearing a new Metroid was announced, but after seeing what it was I don't even care a little. Whatever, Nintendo.
Yeah, it just looks like a straight-up boring shooter with none of the exploration, puzzles or atmosphere that made the original Prime games so great. Plus the visual style is terrible. I think it's safe to say that Sony and Microsoft completely blew Nintendo out of the water.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on June 16, 2015, 04:37:06 PM
So now the xbox1 is going to be backwards compatible! That's awesome but I'm surprised they said it wouldn't be possible when it was first released.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on June 16, 2015, 04:59:46 PM
Not exactly backwards compatibility, though. More like low cost remasters where old discs unlock access. You are not playing your old games and cannot get access unless publishers approve the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on June 17, 2015, 12:01:22 AM
Not exactly backwards compatibility, though. More like low cost remasters where old discs unlock access. You are not playing your old games and cannot get access unless publishers approve the game.
Is that really true? That sounds a little desparate.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Cedar redaC on June 17, 2015, 12:06:58 AM
Kingdom Hearts 3!! I'm stoked. Nearly 10 years of waiting since KH2 (although the series had some great moments in the meantime).

Also, I'm interested to see how unchained "key" turns out.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on June 17, 2015, 12:17:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z48qvGsA_0
 :o
:hearts:
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 17, 2015, 05:17:17 AM
Until Dawn looks fantastic. Having just finished Silent Hill 2 for the first time, I'm really into story-driven atmospheric horror games at the moment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH7-DTOh2hs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH7-DTOh2hs)

Also, Arkham Knight comes out next week! :metal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on June 17, 2015, 06:26:19 AM
Not exactly backwards compatibility, though. More like low cost remasters where old discs unlock access. You are not playing your old games and cannot get access unless publishers approve the game.
Is that really true? That sounds a little desparate.

It's still better than what Sony does/is doing. True backwards compatibility would be being able to put a 360 disc in a XBone thirty years from now and have it play without an internet connection.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on June 17, 2015, 06:31:33 AM
People could just keep their consoles.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 17, 2015, 06:37:34 AM
People could just keep their consoles.

That's crazy talk. Once you buy a new console, you can't play the old one, just like how when they remake a movie, you can't see the original any more.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on June 17, 2015, 07:09:34 AM
People could just keep their consoles.

True. But my PS2 has passed away and so did my original launch model PS3. Granted I replaced the PS3, but now I have a massive library of PS2 games that are not usable. I guess I could just keep buying used PS2s, but I'd rather just be able to put the PS2 discs in my PS4.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 17, 2015, 07:41:12 AM
They don't make them like they used to. New consoles have such a short life, but the cartridge based systems will outlive the cockroaches.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on June 17, 2015, 07:54:12 AM
Of course you can keep your old console, but it gives people who still enjoy the 360 more of an incentive to upgrade.... assuming your games are compatible.  I think its a good thing that Microsoft is giving in to what people want since everyone wanted that initially.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on June 17, 2015, 08:05:19 AM
They don't make them like they used to. New consoles have such a short life, but the cartridge based systems will outlive the cockroaches.

Seriously. I feel my original fat Gameboy is going to out live me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on June 17, 2015, 08:19:59 AM
If you like old school Square games you will love Bravely Default I promise. If you have a 3DS it's a must play IMO.
I've heard many great things about it, I intend to buy it one of these days.  :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lynxo on June 17, 2015, 08:24:25 AM
They don't make them like they used to. New consoles have such a short life, but the cartridge based systems will outlive the cockroaches.
Not sure I agree, I haven't had a single console die on me yet (except when I dropped the original Game Boy on the floor :lol ).

But on the other hand, I take good care of my consoles and games. When my PS2 started making a weird noise, I just opened it up and cleaned it and after that, it worked like new! :)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/1800117_10152671812678749_6081674757208395966_o.jpg)

(Sorry about double-post.)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Implode on June 17, 2015, 08:29:54 AM
They don't make them like they used to. New consoles have such a short life, but the cartridge based systems will outlive the cockroaches.

Seriously. I feel my original fat Gameboy is going to out live me.

Well the gameboy might outlive you, but we're to the point now where the batteries in the cartridges used for save files are dead/dying. So you can't save your games anymore. :P
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 17, 2015, 09:25:30 AM
Just Cause 3 - 11 Minutes of New Gameplay (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJhWeRyVDD0)

Just pure fun!  :metal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on June 17, 2015, 09:30:05 AM
Well the gameboy might outlive you, but we're to the point now where the batteries in the cartridges used for save files are dead/dying. So you can't save your games anymore. :P
You can replace those batteries, people do it all the time. They're just regular watch batteries soldered (or sometimes glued) into place, so if you know or learn how to safely remove the old battery, you can put in a new one. I've never done it myself though.

(https://sites.google.com/site/masterkirby/_/rsrc/1268243229164/gbbattery/FinishedBatt.JPG)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 17, 2015, 12:54:42 PM
Just Cause 3 - 11 Minutes of New Gameplay (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJhWeRyVDD0)

Just pure fun!  :metal
Yeah. this looks fantastic. December can't come soon enough! :metal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 19, 2015, 09:14:44 AM
Guys I need to pull the brakes on the FFVII Hype Train.

In a recent interview Nomura said they do not intend to retain the battle system and that there will likely be other changes.

GOD SQUARE WHY DO YOU HATE MONEY AND YOUR FANS SO FUCKING MUCH
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on June 19, 2015, 09:56:56 AM
I have no strong ties to the battle system in FFVII, so that's fine with me.

When he made his remarks about changes in storytelling, I very much got the impression he was talking about relatively minor changes - better signposting, clearing up things that didn't quite make sense. I could well be wrong, but that was the impression I got. Time will tell. I'm still bloody excited anyway, AND NOTHING YOU CAN DO WILL STOP THAT. :P
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on June 19, 2015, 10:01:04 AM
Guys I need to pull the brakes on the FFVII Hype Train.

In a recent interview Nomura said they do not intend to retain the battle system and that there will likely be other changes.

GOD SQUARE WHY DO YOU HATE MONEY AND YOUR FANS SO FUCKING MUCH

lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 19, 2015, 10:46:17 AM
Nintendo may have finally given me ample reason to buy a Wii U, thanks to Fatal Frame, Super Mario Maker, and of course stuff we knew about before like Wii U Zelda and Pikmin 3.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: OpenYourEyes311 on June 19, 2015, 11:21:38 AM
Nintendo may have finally given me ample reason to buy a Wii U, thanks to Fatal Frame, Super Mario Maker, and of course stuff we knew about before like Wii U Zelda and Pikmin 3.

Even having only a few games, I've had mine for a year and can't complain. Mario Kart 8 is fantastic, New SMBU/Luigi U is really fun, NintendoLand is a great time-killer, and NES Remix is cool for parties if you're a fan of the old NES games. Plus they're starting to add N64 and NDS games to the mix on Virtual Console. Planning on getting the first New SMB soon, and being able to play it on my TV is gonna be awesome! Can't wait for Mario Maker. That's gonna be epic!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on June 19, 2015, 11:46:36 AM
Nintendo may have finally given me ample reason to buy a Wii U, thanks to Fatal Frame, Super Mario Maker, and of course stuff we knew about before like Wii U Zelda and Pikmin 3.

Even having only a few games, I've had mine for a year and can't complain. Mario Kart 8 is fantastic, New SMBU/Luigi U is really fun, NintendoLand is a great time-killer, and NES Remix is cool for parties if you're a fan of the old NES games. Plus they're starting to add N64 and NDS games to the mix on Virtual Console. Planning on getting the first New SMB soon, and being able to play it on my TV is gonna be awesome! Can't wait for Mario Maker. That's gonna be epic!

If Nintendo announced that they were remaking the N-64 controller with modern hardware, I'd buy a Wii-U tomorrow.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on June 19, 2015, 11:47:04 AM
I have no strong ties to the battle system in FFVII, so that's fine with me.

When he made his remarks about changes in storytelling, I very much got the impression he was talking about relatively minor changes - better signposting, clearing up things that didn't quite make sense. I could well be wrong, but that was the impression I got. Time will tell. I'm still bloody excited anyway, AND NOTHING YOU CAN DO WILL STOP THAT. :P

As long as you still have materia and the same basic plot. Materia is integral to that game and it's narrative.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 19, 2015, 11:49:05 AM
That's honestly what I'm most afraid of. Materia were extremely important to the gameplay, especially in that it allowed a great deal of character customization. I really hope that system is not cut or modified in a misguided attempt to 'modernize' the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on June 19, 2015, 12:12:54 PM
Nintendo may have finally given me ample reason to buy a Wii U, thanks to Fatal Frame, Super Mario Maker, and of course stuff we knew about before like Wii U Zelda and Pikmin 3.

Even having only a few games, I've had mine for a year and can't complain. Mario Kart 8 is fantastic, New SMBU/Luigi U is really fun, NintendoLand is a great time-killer, and NES Remix is cool for parties if you're a fan of the old NES games. Plus they're starting to add N64 and NDS games to the mix on Virtual Console. Planning on getting the first New SMB soon, and being able to play it on my TV is gonna be awesome! Can't wait for Mario Maker. That's gonna be epic!

If Nintendo announced that they were remaking the N-64 controller with modern hardware, I'd buy a Wii-U tomorrow.

But you can already use the far superior Gamecube controller...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on June 19, 2015, 12:33:54 PM
That's honestly what I'm most afraid of. Materia were extremely important to the gameplay, especially in that it allowed a great deal of character customization. I really hope that system is not cut or modified in a misguided attempt to 'modernize' the game.
It's a remake. Their 2D-3D remakes of the early games all incorporated a variety of story and gameplay modifications. "Putting the brakes on hype" over small comments that should be expected with remakes is a bit much.  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on June 19, 2015, 12:51:15 PM
Nintendo may have finally given me ample reason to buy a Wii U, thanks to Fatal Frame, Super Mario Maker, and of course stuff we knew about before like Wii U Zelda and Pikmin 3.

Even having only a few games, I've had mine for a year and can't complain. Mario Kart 8 is fantastic, New SMBU/Luigi U is really fun, NintendoLand is a great time-killer, and NES Remix is cool for parties if you're a fan of the old NES games. Plus they're starting to add N64 and NDS games to the mix on Virtual Console. Planning on getting the first New SMB soon, and being able to play it on my TV is gonna be awesome! Can't wait for Mario Maker. That's gonna be epic!

If Nintendo announced that they were remaking the N-64 controller with modern hardware, I'd buy a Wii-U tomorrow.

But you can already use the far superior Gamecube controller...

I prefer the N64 controller, and I'm not just busting balls. I'm not a fan of the Gamecube controller.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 19, 2015, 12:54:14 PM
That's honestly what I'm most afraid of. Materia were extremely important to the gameplay, especially in that it allowed a great deal of character customization. I really hope that system is not cut or modified in a misguided attempt to 'modernize' the game.
It's a remake. Their 2D-3D remakes of the early games all incorporated a variety of story and gameplay modifications. "Putting the brakes on hype" over small comments that should be expected with remakes is a bit much.  :lol

I don't think it's much, Square Enix (especially on games directed by Tetsuya Nomura) have demonstrated time and time again that they have no goddamn idea what made their older games great. Or rather, they demonstrate that they are far more interested in pandering to their Japanese audience even though the English-speaking one is much much larger.

Like, Japanese people liked FFXIII. More to the point, they liked Lightning Returns.


In other news I've been watching a lot of Game Grumps recently, and after their disappointingly short foray into Secret of Mana (both times) I felt compelled to play it again, so I busted out my Wii...

God, so much dust. Where's a can of compressed air when you need one?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on June 19, 2015, 01:15:29 PM
I liked Lightning Returns. If it had been branded and presented like the Valkyrie Profile it was, it might have been one of my favorite games in recent years.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 19, 2015, 01:20:31 PM
So what you're saying was that it was indeed not a very good Final Fantasy game :lol

I mean amongst my group of friends I'm the Square apologist, I actually like XIII-2 a lot and thought XIII was okay. It used to be that if you saw Square's logo on a box you knew you were in for a treat. Now not so much. IMO Bravely Default is the best game Square has released since, oh, FFX? Or I guess Kingdom Hearts (the first one).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on June 19, 2015, 01:26:25 PM
You're criticizing a game they clearly distanced from main line Final Fantasy as a spinoff for not being the Final fantasy you wanted, so what?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 19, 2015, 01:31:01 PM
They've done that before and I liked it better. I mean I at least played the demo of Lightning Returns and I really, really did not enjoy.

And I even enjoyed Dirge of Cerberus so clearly I'm pretty willing to eat whatever horseshit Square offers me. The fact is that Nomura stated in plain language that this would not be the game people have been begging for the years. It will not be a Final Fantasy VII, it will be a new game attempting to survive on the goodwill leftover from the original, because despite what anyone tells you the difference between one game and the next is GAMEPLAY.

If you change the GAMEPLAY it is a NEW GAME.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Parama on June 19, 2015, 01:34:41 PM
why are you complaining? if you want to play the original FFVII, PLAY THE ORIGINAL FFVII  :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 19, 2015, 01:38:02 PM
I'm not so much complaining as pointing out that Square expects me to fork over $70 for a game in a few years based on the assumption that is a newer version of a game that I like from my childhood (to be honest FFVII is not even close to the best FF game in my opinion, but there's no way they were gonna remake IX or VI anyway) when they have no intention of trying to make it be that same game besides featuring the same characters and locations.

If they move ahead with Nomura's vision of what this game is going to be they will not see a red cent from my wallet, and I hope to god they go bankrupt over it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on June 19, 2015, 01:42:25 PM
They don't expect you to pay anything, they're trying to sell you on it. I'm a Final Fantasy fan and I have no intention of buying it. Hoping they go bankrupt over something like this only shows you need to relax.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 19, 2015, 01:43:45 PM
Well that was a bit of hyperbole, but honestly watching what's become of Square is like watching a beloved family pet slowly die of cancer. It's time for them to be put out of their misery.

Maybe a better thing to say would be to hope they lose so much money they can only afford to make portable games like Bravely Default and Type-0 in the future since that seems to be the only time they can make a game I like :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on June 19, 2015, 01:59:02 PM
In the past couple years they've released some nice console games (that I've played). Lightning Returns, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Thief, Tomb Raider. All were at least good games.

The company isn't what you want it to be, but they've grown and really complimented their operations by acquiring Eidos. How about Setsuna Project? I'm really looking forward to seeing what that it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 19, 2015, 02:00:48 PM
I'm only really talking about actual Square games. Like, Hitman Absolution was amazing, but I don't credit Square for that. The only thing Square contributed to that was money.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on June 19, 2015, 02:23:35 PM
It is all SquareEnix. They shouldn't be discredited for these games, just like they shouldn't be discredited for Enix properties since that merger. If SquareEnix decides to let studios run themselves then that is still their company structure. If a game is a success under their watch, they deserve credit. If they lose so much money they are forced into portable games it is going to cost a lot more than just traditional Square franchises.

You and I may not like it, but the Square teams deserve credit for saving FFXIV with ARR.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 19, 2015, 02:34:29 PM
If IO had been bought by Sega instead of Square and given the same amount of money I'm sure we would have received the exact same game. I'm not talking about their capability as producers or distributors anyway, but as game designers.

Sure, they saved FFXIV eventually, but first they had to go forward with a misguided and terrible game so they would have something to save.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on June 19, 2015, 03:22:22 PM
I think Square is doing just fine. I thought XIII was great. Gameplay was too linear for my tastes, but the story was pretty good, and I loved the effort they put into character interactions. XIII-2 on the other hand, I didn't think was so great. I haven't played Lightning Returns yet so can't comment on that.

Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on June 19, 2015, 03:25:30 PM
Sega didn't buy Eidos, and it's awfully hard to say how they would have treated the development studios or what they would have supported.

I get what you're trying to say about development, but I don't think it works. Too complicated a comparison given the time separation and differences in the market.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Cedar redaC on June 19, 2015, 03:42:41 PM
I started playing Hearthstone today. It's pretty addictive.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: j on June 19, 2015, 04:00:52 PM
I tend to agree with Genowyn.  It's not that FF7 is untouchable and this new game will be blasphemy if it isn't a carbon copy.  It's that Square-Enix's track record over the last 10-15 years is less than stellar, and I'm skeptical that this project will be any different than the vast majority of their other output during that time.  In other words, I don't trust them to make major design changes that are actually well-conceived and well-implemented, let alone improvements to the original.  Hopefully they will prove me wrong in my cynicism!

Make no mistake, the game will sell like hotcakes no matter what they do based on the title alone.  Square-Enix is a very successful video game developing/publishing company which continues to be profitable and I suspect it will be around for quite some time.  But they struck gold so many times in the '90s and even early 2000s that it's hard not to continue to hold them to that unrealistic standard in spite of the ever-changing conditions and dynamics of this industry.

-J
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on June 19, 2015, 04:33:55 PM
Super mario maker looks mental
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on June 19, 2015, 05:06:44 PM
controversial video game opinion

if ffvii remake's battle system was the same as ffxii's (yes, you read that right, 12) battle system, I'd be happy
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on June 19, 2015, 05:12:27 PM
I was going to post that before too. I'm really not a fan of traditional RPG battle systems but FF12's battle system was outstanding.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on June 19, 2015, 05:30:11 PM
That could make me consider getting the VII remake, loved XII and it's battle system.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 19, 2015, 05:38:11 PM
Boy I sure could not disagree with the last few posts more.

God FFXII is like one of my least favorite games of all time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on June 19, 2015, 05:41:04 PM
 :lol

no really FFXII is the best
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 19, 2015, 05:51:02 PM
I mean it's not even the battle system, I've tried to play it again, I've given it so many chances. It feels like I'm playing an MMORPG T_T
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on June 19, 2015, 05:58:12 PM
Some people like MMORPGs, and even if it feels like one, if it were one it'd be better than most
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on June 19, 2015, 06:17:35 PM
The gambit system was great especially when you set up a near auto battle which made it great for the hunts. I remember I beat the Frost Wyrm or whatever that was nearly blackout drunk.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on June 19, 2015, 06:27:33 PM
The gambit system was great especially when you set up a near auto battle which made it great for the hunts. I remember I beat the Frost Wyrm or whatever that was nearly blackout drunk.

The potential autonomy of that system is usually considered a bad thing  :lol

I think it's pretty cool that you can make a game play itself, but idk
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on June 19, 2015, 06:32:15 PM
It's optional, so I never understood the complaints about it. Making the game play on its own, effectively, was a game in itself.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: orcus116 on June 19, 2015, 06:34:56 PM
It helped for grinding, especially for materials needed to craft the best weapons.

Another thing I really enjoyed was the Star Wars like story. I gather there are more interesting stories within the FF universe but having never played any others I was quite content. Some of the cutscenes like the attack on the Armada were really awesome and the whole airship thing has fascinated me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on June 19, 2015, 06:39:29 PM
I personally enjoyed the politics of the story.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: j on June 19, 2015, 08:20:16 PM
I loved FFXII.  One of very, very few SE games from recent years that I thoroughly enjoyed.

-J
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 19, 2015, 09:51:19 PM
Nintendo may have finally given me ample reason to buy a Wii U, thanks to Fatal Frame, Super Mario Maker, and of course stuff we knew about before like Wii U Zelda and Pikmin 3.

Even having only a few games, I've had mine for a year and can't complain. Mario Kart 8 is fantastic, New SMBU/Luigi U is really fun, NintendoLand is a great time-killer, and NES Remix is cool for parties if you're a fan of the old NES games. Plus they're starting to add N64 and NDS games to the mix on Virtual Console. Planning on getting the first New SMB soon, and being able to play it on my TV is gonna be awesome! Can't wait for Mario Maker. That's gonna be epic!

If Nintendo announced that they were remaking the N-64 controller with modern hardware, I'd buy a Wii-U tomorrow.

But you can already use the far superior Gamecube controller...

I prefer the N64 controller, and I'm not just busting balls. I'm not a fan of the Gamecube controller.

As a long time Nintendo fan, I'm not a fan of the GC one either. Don't know anyone who is really. The Z button placement is uncomfortable in relation to the triggers, and the button layout places too much emphasis on the large A button. The 64 one wasn't perfect, especially to people accustomed to today's "standardized" layout, but it had some great features.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Lucien on June 19, 2015, 09:56:22 PM
is it wrong if I love using the wii remote sideways
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Cable on June 19, 2015, 11:10:08 PM
is it wrong if I love using the wii remote sideways

The trigger, and shape to accommodate it, was the only thing that bugged me. It was a bit strange to use it on games created for sideways play. Otherwise, I went back and forth using a Classic controller and the sideways mote. I think it was out of laziness for not plugging in the classic.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on June 20, 2015, 01:36:39 AM
It helped for grinding, especially for materials needed to craft the best weapons.

Another thing I really enjoyed was the Star Wars like story. I gather there are more interesting stories within the FF universe but having never played any others I was quite content. Some of the cutscenes like the attack on the Armada were really awesome and the whole airship thing has fascinated me.
The story had some great stuff, but overall I thought it was a bit weak for the FF series. Some of the politics lent an interesting edge but it ended up getting a bit convoluted and I thought the end felt slightly anti-climactic.

I totally agree with you guys about the gameplay though, easily my favourite FF from a purely combat point of view. I would prefer they do that sort of thing more often, rather than the traditional turn-based stuff which I don't find very interesting.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on June 20, 2015, 06:01:52 AM
Nintendo may have finally given me ample reason to buy a Wii U, thanks to Fatal Frame, Super Mario Maker, and of course stuff we knew about before like Wii U Zelda and Pikmin 3.

Even having only a few games, I've had mine for a year and can't complain. Mario Kart 8 is fantastic, New SMBU/Luigi U is really fun, NintendoLand is a great time-killer, and NES Remix is cool for parties if you're a fan of the old NES games. Plus they're starting to add N64 and NDS games to the mix on Virtual Console. Planning on getting the first New SMB soon, and being able to play it on my TV is gonna be awesome! Can't wait for Mario Maker. That's gonna be epic!

If Nintendo announced that they were remaking the N-64 controller with modern hardware, I'd buy a Wii-U tomorrow.

But you can already use the far superior Gamecube controller...

I prefer the N64 controller, and I'm not just busting balls. I'm not a fan of the Gamecube controller.

As a long time Nintendo fan, I'm not a fan of the GC one either. Don't know anyone who is really. The Z button placement is uncomfortable in relation to the triggers, and the button layout places too much emphasis on the large A button. The 64 one wasn't perfect, especially to people accustomed to today's "standardized" layout, but it had some great features.

The Z button is the only one of your points that I agree with, and even that is exaggerated. The emphasis on the A button is what makes it one of my all time favorite controllers, as it is really easy to combine an A button press with any of the other face buttons. At the very least, it is perfect for playing Super Smash Bros.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 20, 2015, 06:08:03 AM
The Z button is the only one of your points that I agree with, and even that is exaggerated. The emphasis on the A button is what makes it one of my all time favorite controllers, as it is really easy to combine an A button press with any of the other face buttons. At the very least, it is perfect for playing Super Smash Bros.

The Z button issue isn't exaggerated imo. Having to use the Z button in any game gave me serious pains down my hand very quickly because of the poorly thought out ergonomics. It was a total afterthought, and made it difficult to do certain actions as easily as it should have been.
The A button isn't really a problem, I just think the standard 4 equal buttons in the diamond layout is much more practical and usable overall.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Bolsters on June 20, 2015, 06:30:27 AM
I think the exaggerated A button worked for some games and not others, but overall I'd have preferred it not be so big. The Z button never bothered me, mostly because games would put things like the map on it or some menu, and you don't need your finger constantly on a button to bring those things up, so it worked out fine. The GCN controller also has my favourite trigger buttons, I liked that they were contoured and that they didn't resist too much, which made the variable sensitivity easier to use.

Overall I'd say it was a solid controller, maybe just overshadowed a bit by its revolutionary predecessor.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: BlobVanDam on June 20, 2015, 06:36:03 AM
I think the exaggerated A button worked for some games and not others, but overall I'd have preferred it not be so big.

That about sums up my thoughts. For the more simplistic games, it was fine.
I did like the trigger molding, but not in conjunction with the Z button. Those raised edges made it awkward to use the Z button, but on their own they were quite comfortable. They were much better for analogue than digital usage though. I found them a bit sluggish for quick digital actions, which is why having both the analogue and digital L/R buttons like the PS/XBOX controllers is the best solution.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on June 20, 2015, 03:04:55 PM
Someone gave me GTA V for my birthday, the last GTA game I'd played was Vice City and I was a huge fan of that. The one right after it I hated and quit early one, same as with the Russian guy GTA.
I had bought a copy of GTA V back around the time it was released and gave it away within a couple of weeks cause I found it dull as shit. Now GTA V is back like a bad penny and I have no games to play so I thought I'd give it another shot. Controls are garbage, the switching between more than one lead character is garbage, the improving/upgrading system is garbage, the city's layout is garbage, a true piece of shit game IMHO, but I'm stuck with it.
A friend was telling me that it's weird that I love Red Dead Redemption and Just Cause 2 but hate the latest GTA titles, I agree it's weird, I don't get it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on June 21, 2015, 10:53:27 AM
Someone gave me GTA V for my birthday, the last GTA game I'd played was Vice City and I was a huge fan of that. The one right after it I hated and quit early one, same as with the Russian guy GTA.
I had bought a copy of GTA V back around the time it was released and gave it away within a couple of weeks cause I found it dull as shit. Now GTA V is back like a bad penny and I have no games to play so I thought I'd give it another shot. Controls are garbage, the switching between more than one lead character is garbage, the improving/upgrading system is garbage, the city's layout is garbage, a true piece of shit game IMHO, but I'm stuck with it.
A friend was telling me that it's weird that I love Red Dead Redemption and Just Cause 2 but hate the latest GTA titles, I agree it's weird, I don't get it.

You are a rare kind, that game is amazing. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Kotowboy on June 21, 2015, 01:28:05 PM
GameCube Controller > > > > > > > > N64 Controller.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on June 21, 2015, 07:07:01 PM
Someone gave me GTA V for my birthday, the last GTA game I'd played was Vice City and I was a huge fan of that. The one right after it I hated and quit early one, same as with the Russian guy GTA.
I had bought a copy of GTA V back around the time it was released and gave it away within a couple of weeks cause I found it dull as shit. Now GTA V is back like a bad penny and I have no games to play so I thought I'd give it another shot. Controls are garbage, the switching between more than one lead character is garbage, the improving/upgrading system is garbage, the city's layout is garbage, a true piece of shit game IMHO, but I'm stuck with it.
A friend was telling me that it's weird that I love Red Dead Redemption and Just Cause 2 but hate the latest GTA titles, I agree it's weird, I don't get it.

The fuck?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Phoenix87x on June 21, 2015, 08:06:47 PM
That was my reaction too.

Not only is GTA 5 my favorite GTA game, not only is it my favorite game on the PS3, but its one of favorite games ever made. Rarely have I been so joyfully entertained by a game in my life.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Sacul on June 21, 2015, 08:37:00 PM
I'm inclined to agree with him - never enjoyed the GTA games. Just played them sparingly, because I wanted to do weird shit, and have some fun like jumping with a race car from a hight mountain, or killing people from my helicopter. Besides that, I find them to be quite average games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: wizard of Thought on June 22, 2015, 06:17:06 AM
Ah, so I got my tickets for gamescom this year. I`ll be there as early as possible, so that I possibly can get my hands on Star Fox Zero or Xenoblade Chronicles X since I don`t have much hope of getting anywhere else without waiting like 4-6 hours then.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Randaran on June 22, 2015, 08:38:44 AM
GameCube Controller > > > > > > > > N64 Controller.

 :heart :heart :heart
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 22, 2015, 09:01:12 AM
NES Controller > > > > > > > > > > > > N64 /  Gamecube Controllers.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on June 22, 2015, 09:22:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2AxkE7T0hw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2AxkE7T0hw)

The first minute is so relevant. :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Progmetty on June 22, 2015, 10:29:39 AM
Someone gave me GTA V for my birthday, the last GTA game I'd played was Vice City and I was a huge fan of that. The one right after it I hated and quit early one, same as with the Russian guy GTA.
I had bought a copy of GTA V back around the time it was released and gave it away within a couple of weeks cause I found it dull as shit. Now GTA V is back like a bad penny and I have no games to play so I thought I'd give it another shot. Controls are garbage, the switching between more than one lead character is garbage, the improving/upgrading system is garbage, the city's layout is garbage, a true piece of shit game IMHO, but I'm stuck with it.
A friend was telling me that it's weird that I love Red Dead Redemption and Just Cause 2 but hate the latest GTA titles, I agree it's weird, I don't get it.

You are a rare kind, that game is amazing.

It's what everybody keeps saying and I keep trying to like it.
What do the number that show on the characters when you go into switch mood indicate? I thought it indicated how many mission are ready for the character to start but evidently not. Also missions are solely expressed in letters on the map right? I'm talking about game progress missions not the side activities.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: JayOctavarium on June 22, 2015, 11:49:26 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2AxkE7T0hw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2AxkE7T0hw)

The first minute is so relevant. :lol


Fuck me :lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on June 22, 2015, 03:39:28 PM
I could swear those numbers did refer to how many open missions each playable character has. I *think* it includes any side missions, but my memory's fuzzy.

Coincidentally, I popped in the "complete edition" of GTA4 I bought today. Dear god, these graphics have not aged well at all. The city's so murky, everything's hard to see, the combat system and "realistic" physics are archaic compared to GTA5. How the hell did I beat this seven years ago? The story and tone is jarring with how you'll have things like the television shows and radio commercials still be the zany, over-the-top satire they always are, but the story and Niko's whole deal is just played completely seriously. It clashes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: PuffyPat on June 22, 2015, 05:43:08 PM
i'm getting a ps4 on wednesday. this marks the first time since 2009 that i've been a sony guy. so, what games should i get? anything good on the psn?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nick on June 22, 2015, 06:05:02 PM
What kind of game are you looking for?

Although the story obviously got rushed for launch, I would say the new Infamous was an amazing title as far as gameplay, perhaps the best yet for PS4. And since it's a PS exclusive, it will make it fresh for you, and even better.

Witcher III is incredible if you love open world adventure, cannot recommend it enough.

Destiny if you want your soul to get sucked with your friends and you enjoy shooting things.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Chino on June 22, 2015, 06:23:30 PM
i'm getting a ps4 on wednesday. this marks the first time since 2009 that i've been a sony guy. so, what games should i get? anything good on the psn?

GTA-V
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Rattlehead on June 22, 2015, 08:54:04 PM
I highly recommend Bloodborne if you're up for a challenge  :tup
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Nel on June 22, 2015, 09:11:05 PM
It's not out yet but I really want to check out Tearaway Unfolded when it comes out on PS4. I don't have a Vita so I never played the original version but it looks crazy charming.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ozzy554 on June 22, 2015, 09:48:41 PM
As a 360 owner when I upgrade I'm going to go with the PS4. Microsoft lost me as a customer with the awful xbox one launch with the kinect and used game disaster. I know they backed up on most of that stuff due to the backlash but the fact that they attempted it kinda scares me. I have no reason to believe that they won't try things like that in the future.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on June 22, 2015, 11:06:42 PM
What disaster with the kinect are you talking about? It'd probably be a good idea to get one because they're incorporating Cortana this holiday season, and sorta compatibility. Sony doesn't have backwards compatibility, soooo don't get what you're slinging shit on Microsoft for?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Cable on June 22, 2015, 11:29:44 PM
I heard the backwards compatibility is more of a token thing to sell an XOne over a PS4. I heard many titles are not supported, due to licensing and other issues. And it didn't sound to me that you could pop in a disc, and away you go. It needs to download a copy or something. I could be wrong though?

Microsoft is losing to Sony.
http://www.ibtimes.com/ps4-vs-xbox-one-sony-sells-more-202-million-consoles-worldwide-1835732. 

And I agree with Ozzy how Microsoft fumbled the launch and used games thing. People having issues with 360's didn't help either.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: ariich on June 23, 2015, 03:15:36 AM
What disaster with the kinect are you talking about?
Wasn't it the evil camera is always watching you thing?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on June 23, 2015, 03:27:55 AM
For a short tiny bit but then even then dimmest just realizes you can unplug it real quick and easy if you're not too lazy and care that much, but then everybody was just mad that you had to buy it with the xbox one cause they're possible dinguses who don't see it's potential.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on June 23, 2015, 04:52:03 AM
I think it was also the fact that you HAD to buy it with the kinect as well.

Instead of backfiring on them now (and most did back when they announced it as gamers should have) Microsoft has gone back and fixed most if not all those problems that caused the backlash.  That should be a reason TO buy it since they for once showed they are listening to the customer. 

They now allow you to buy it without the kinect for $100 less, and in fact cut the price by another $50 and often include a game for promotions.
You do not always need to be connected to the internet
They are starting to adopt a backwards compatibility work around, it wont be perfect and it wont be for all games, but its something in the right direction.

Now Im not a huge M$ fanboy so im just stating facts and my opinion, I have an xbox1 and it collects dust.  I bought it for the Halo Masterchief collection and that was a huge waste as the game was severely broken and most other titles I buy for the PC.  So yea theres that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dark Castle on June 23, 2015, 04:53:53 AM
The master chief collection is most fixed now :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: cramx3 on June 23, 2015, 05:01:08 AM
The master chief collection is most fixed now :)

Yea i've tried it recently and seemed fine besides matchmaking being slow, but I was just so pissed off that I kind of lost interest.  I may come back at some point when my work life slows down.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Genowyn on June 23, 2015, 01:02:23 PM
Debating whether or not to pick up Arkham Knight. Professional reviews seem positive but there are a lot of negative reviews on Steam, though it seems that those reviews are mostly people bitching about the graphics which really doesn't matter to me. Has anyone played the game yet who can weigh in?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: Dr. DTVT on June 23, 2015, 01:31:04 PM
I got a PS4 last week, and it's Nick's fault.

I've been playing a lot of Elder Scrolls Online.  Occasionally I'll play MLB The Show 15, and eventually I'll get around to playing Bloodborne and The Last of Us.

When I get GameStop's buy two get one free, The Witcher is going to be one of those games.

DreamTheaterVT if you want to add.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: yorost on June 23, 2015, 01:55:31 PM
I heard the backwards compatibility is more of a token thing to sell an XOne over a PS4. I heard many titles are not supported, due to licensing and other issues. And it didn't sound to me that you could pop in a disc, and away you go. It needs to download a copy or something. I could be wrong though?
You're correct. It probably shouldn't be posed as backwards compatibility, that's just marketing. It's certainly nice, but it's more like publishers can offer updated licensing for emulation rather than backwards compatibility. Only time will tell how robust of an offering it is.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: TL on June 23, 2015, 02:16:28 PM
The big issue with the Xbox One originally, before it launched, was that you weren't going to be able to play used games on it, and that it was going to have to authenticate all of your games through an online connection once every 24 hours. They ended up scrapping both of those ideas because of the backlash they received.

The backward compatibility they're working in actually sounds like it could be decent. Yes, it will have to download games after you put the disc in rather than just playing off the disc, but that's more because the Xbox One doesn't play any games directly off the disc (most if not all Xbox One games do a full install and just use the disc to authenticate). It sounds like the main hurdle will be whether or not publishers agree to have their games be included. Digital games, you'd have to download anyway.
The upside to this is obviously that, for compatible games, you won't have to pay anything if you already own it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: The Trooper on June 23, 2015, 03:28:59 PM
I got Arkham Knight yesterday. Maybe the most brilliant Batman game ever. Gotta love when a game pisses u off.  A must get game. I am a dork and have been playing for almost 20 hours. Incredible game. Graphics are mind blowing. Lots of twists and turns and I hear at the end is a major one. Best money I have spent in a long time
Title: Re: Video Game Thread v. Wii4One
Post by: adace on June 23, 2015, 04:46:29 PM
I got Arkham Knight yesterday. Maybe the most brilliant Batman game ever. Gotta love when a game pisses u off.  A must get game. I am a dork and have been