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1  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Shelley on: March 17, 2015, 06:34:31 pm
Ah I didn't realize the title was a link too.

That's terrible though.
2  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Shelley on: March 16, 2015, 03:10:16 am
I have a feeling I'm missing something. I checked the recent news post, and it's very vague. What exactly happened? And documentary? What documentary?
3  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: PP: Not having a Pet Peeves thread. on: March 11, 2015, 08:45:20 pm
PP: When I first started reading this web comic years ago, I thought it was going to be a silly, light-hearted comic with zombies. I first saw major silliness, to some seriousness with some silliness, then mostly seriousness with some silliness peppered in, and now it's "holy-shit-it's-frickin-serious time"... I guess I just expected this comic to be a comedy throughout because of the beginning. :|

Still, I love the attention to detail and the art style (well, two styles that I noticed, I should say). Jenny's birthday is the same as mine, so there's that too... Lol. Oh, and I have my favorite part (the first part) in book format.

Jenny actually addressed this a few years ago I think, in regards to it suddenly becoming a gritty and humorless zombie apocalypse story, in one of the little news posts that goes with the comics. Couldn't tell you which one though.

I still read the comic though, despite being fairly critical of it. Been reading it for years.
4  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: February 13, 2015, 02:59:11 pm
Grinding is its biggest issue. It's just a total skinner box. For example... In PvP and PvE you can earn "Marks", a special currency that can be used to buy shit from special PvE and PvP vendors selling arms and armor. You earn marks by doing activities in PvE, or playing PvP... The thing is, at least in PvP, you only earn 2 marks if you lose, or 3 if you win. I recently bought a rifle using PvP marks. How much did it cost? 150 Marks, that's a fucking lot of PvP. Oh yeah, and there's a cap of how much you can earn per week, so if you start the week off with zero, and earn the max (which is like 200 or something), you'll only have enough for one item from the vendors per week from each PvP and PvE.
It doesn't stop there though, you know how I said that it was worse when I picked it up again later? Before, you just needed marks to buy stuff from these vendors, but now you have to earn a bunch of experience and level up the PvE or PvP to earn a special "Commendation" point. So you need to grind for these marks, and you need to grind to level up the PvE or PvP before you can buy stuff from these vendors.

The other thing is the RNG (Random Number Generator). A lot of what you do has a chance to give you a rare item, but like any other games with loot mechanics, it's totally random. So, at the end of PvP matches you have a chance of getting something good, the thing is aside from earning one less mark if you lose, there's no consequence to losing in PvP, you can lose horribly and still get a very rare weapon, or armor piece. So you just keep playing and playing, hoping that maybe you'll get something good. That's how they get you addicted, the chance of earning something good when you play, that's the skinner box.

Repetitive. The game is repetitive as balls. You retrace footsteps a lot, a lot of levels will bring you back to places you've been to before, and all the major bosses are just bigger and tougher versions of common enemies. Even the final boss of the game is just you fighting a boss you fought earlier in the game, just three times in a row, and even then that boss is just a copy paste of a common enemy.

There's basically no story. There's the foundation for a story. In the pre release stuff it really seemed like they had something cool going on, but at some point the writer for the game (Joseph Staten, who also did the writing for Halo) left, and it seems like after he left they just canned the story and started over from scratch. So you go into the game and it tells you very, very little. There's little collectibles you can pick up which have lore (which can only be fucking viewed online, I might add), but it's still not a whole lot.

What does the game get right? The gameplay is solid like Bungie's past games, the art and visuals are awesome, it has some great music, it has an all-star cast (wasted talent, unfortunately, as pretty much all the good voice actors just voice merchants with random bits of dialogue). The PvP is pretty fun, for awhile.

So unless you wanna grind more than teens at a rave, it's just worth avoiding.
5  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: February 09, 2015, 09:32:40 pm
Unturned. It's an indie game made by a 16 year old kid here in Canada. Basically, imagine Day Z meets Minecraft. Best of all? It's free. It's pretty simple, graphically speaking. But unlike the multiple devs behind Day Z, this one kid is able to provide frequent updates for the game.

Also been playing Destiny more, for some reason. It's a crap game that I bought TWICE. I bought it the first time on launch, and became addicted to it's skinner box bs despite how shallow of a game it is, and traded it in, and then I bought it again because I missed playing with friends, and they somehow managed to make it WORSE. The "Fun with friends" part is really starting to wear thin. If you're ever thinking of buying it, don't, just save your money for a good game. I mean, it's not totally crap, it does have redeeming features, just not a whole lot.
6  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: February 02, 2015, 01:20:20 am
I played it on my old shitty 360 the first time, so having it on my ps4 is fantastic. The small details are amazing, and you're right, playing a game I already played for hours again seems odd but it is amazing.
I replayed it on PS4 as well, in the new First Person mode, which is amazingly well done, like holy crap. I only play it in first person now. That feature alone sold me on the game.
7  General Discussion / Movies/TV Discussion / Re: Latest Movie You've Seen on: February 02, 2015, 01:18:09 am
Recently saw Snowpiercer, holy shit that was the most retarded movie I've ever seen. The idea behind it was interesting, but goddamn was the whole thing dumb.

Also saw Battle of the Five Armies, AKA, two hours of fight scene: the movie.
8  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: January 23, 2015, 04:47:04 am
Yea, I beat it last night and was pretty disappointed in the ending.  And yes, the repetitive nature of the combat was one of my biggest issues along with the very samey puzzles.  Get a ladder, get a raft for Ellie.  One of my favorite sections of the game was actually playing as Ellie, I started the Left Behind expansion this morning and that looks like it's all about Ellie so it might be good. 
I really liked the ending. Showing how Joel and Ellie have changed as characters, with Ellie becoming kind of the quiet, bitter one, and Joel becoming a bit more upbeat. The story was pretty great, overall.
9  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: January 11, 2015, 05:42:32 am
Been playing the "Last of Us: Remastered" because it came with my Christmas PS4.  It's not bad but it's no where near as good as I had been lead to believe.  According to a couple of my friends who played it I should already be absolutely in love with it already (I'm a little over halfway through the game) but I'm feeling pretty "meh" about it to be honest.  There is a TON of polish since it's a Naughty Dog game and it looks fantastic.  The intro was amazing and I like most of the characters, but their is something about the combat that kind of kills the game for me.  And while I was sitting here typing this it sounded very familiar to me so I checked the review thread.  Yut wrote a review on the PS3 release last year and he summed up what I'm feeling.  Unless things drastically change in the last half of the game I don't forsee myself replaying it once I finish it.
I actually ended up grabbing it on PS4 as well, to give it another shot. My feelings are ultimately the same. I think what does it for me is just the repetition. Fighting the same few uninteresting enemies throughout the game, and walking between the fighting.
10  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: September 23, 2014, 05:51:37 pm
I liked most of Sniper 2 but really wasn't satisfied with the predominantly short range shots.  Did they at least open up the levels in 3 to allow for true long range sniping?
Yeah, 3 is a big improvement. The levels are much more big and open. Though it's nowhere near the original in range. I've really enjoyed it.
11  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: September 19, 2014, 01:35:04 pm
It would also help if I saw a single enemy...

But yeah, that game is not forgiving to people who don't know guns IRL.

It's randomly generated. There SHOULD be little robot gun turrets and drones flying around to shoot, but the random generation stuff is kinda hokey sometimes. I've had it before where I'll spawn and have basically nowhere to go because it only gave me like two rooms with no way out.

EDIT: Just played the first part of the Sniper Elite 3 "Save Churchill" DLC. It's shit, it's basically mission 5 from the main game except with some slight changes (Takes place at night, slight alterations and additions to the map itself, different scenario), but is otherwise a copy/paste job. The other two DLCs, however, look MUCH better, in that they take place in their own, unique levels.
12  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: PP: Not having a Pet Peeves thread. on: September 17, 2014, 11:04:20 pm
PP: My cohort got caught in a fireball and died horribly.

Rest in Peace, Omid. You're dancing with Sarenrae now.
Jesus dude, sorry to hear that.

PP: Thinking of dropping TZH, like stop reading it, for a few reasons. I just feel apprehensive because I've been reading it for years.
13  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: September 17, 2014, 10:55:39 pm
Tried Reciever yesterday, it was free on the Humble Bundle site.

'Twas crap.
U need to git gud.

It also helps if you're a gun nut and know how they work.
14  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: September 10, 2014, 01:14:58 am
Destiny on PS4. Holy shit is it good.
15  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: September 02, 2014, 02:37:21 am
Well it finally happened. I've played Doom to the point that I'm just utterly bored of it now. I've dicked around with tons of different maps and gameplay mods, but nothing really does it for me anymore. That game was like crack to me.

At least now that I'm not so hooked on it I can focus on the one hundred thirty something games on my steam.

I've been playing Metro Redux on PS4, the improved visuals are just amazing.
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