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1  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.
2  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.
3  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.
4  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.
5  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.
6  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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7  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: August 31, 2014, 02:58:25 pm
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Depends on the game. And personal preference I guess.
It doesn't really matter in FPS for the most part, but stealth games I generally prefer controller if I have the option. It's easier to use a stick than to fiddle with a mouse wheel or various keys.

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Look, if you're playing chess with me and when you're about to lose a piece you throw the whole thing to the ground and demand we start over. You may be having fun because you'll never lose, but that's not what chess is about. What I'm saying is I hate casualisation of games that used to require skill. So what if you're caught? You're a thief and if you get caught you're generally screwed (tbh even in Thief you aren't THAT screwed, unless you really fuck up). Reload a save and try again. But if you can whip out some bullshit slo-mo ninja stuff to get out of any trouble, then where's the challenge? I like to sometimes play on easy sometimes, maybe set a game up so that I can't lose. Winning IS fun, but I get more fun out of overcoming challenges by myself, not because the game did that for me.
Fair enough.

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Off that top of my head: the new Hitman and Thi4f (it has bullshit pressure point karate, but the principle is the same). Dishonored also has easy-mode teleporting drop-kills.
Ah, I never played either of those. Never been a Hitman fan, and I heard mostly mixed things about Thi4f, so I avoided it.
8  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: August 31, 2014, 12:46:25 pm
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The controls are fine if you're not a console peasant that can't comprehend more than 6 buttons. Sure, the speed system in SC was awesome, but it doesn't make or break the game. Thief was built around its control system and it works.
They're not gamebreaking, but they are annoying, take some getting used to, and probably could have been done better. Though I kinda rebound my keys to standard WASD, with shift to control speed, and Control to crouch, and that seems to be working fine. It seems having S set to be that slow walk isn't totally necessary.

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Maybe if you complained about the inventory system, then I could agree with you.
It's sort of the same inventory system as Duke Nukem 3D/Doom Source Ports, so I guess I'm used to it.

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(I guess that's why you Americans have "Food is hot" warning labels)
I'm Canadian.

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Also: "controllers are more precise". Buehehehehe.
Controllers are better for character movement, not aiming. With WASD, you only get 8 directions, and depending on the game, one or two speeds for your character to move in, with control sticks you get a lot more freedom of movement and speed over your character compared to a keyboard.

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Nowadays, retard gamers can't lose in a game, because they want to have "fun".
God forbid people want to have fun.

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That's why the new Metal Gear has slo-mo when somebody spots you.
To be fair, they did stick in options to disable all of the handholding slowmo stuff that makes Ground Zeroes/Phantom Pain easier.

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Dishonored also has the lean system where you're invisible no matter what.
In my experience with Thief so far, it's the same way, I've not been spotted when peeking around well lit corners.

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In modern stealth games you have a "Press x to do an awesome animation killing all your opponents".
The only modern stealth game I can think of that has that is Splinter Cell Blacklist.
9  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: August 31, 2014, 12:05:43 am
You're casual for complaining about a game that's aged extremely well. Thief's not without its faults, but the atmosphere and stealth mechanics are unsurpassed to this day. You sound like you're too used to zipping from cover to cover using cinematic takedowns.
So what are you, MLG Pro Hardcore with your call of duties? If it makes you feel any better, I have been playing it more, and it has been growing on me. Now that I've kinda got a feel for the movement and how the guards react to certain speeds it doesn't feel quite as slow paced, since I better understand how things work. But I don't think it's totally flawless. Better than a lot of modern stealth action games? Sure, I'll give you that, most modern stealth games are too easy, I love Splinter Cell Blacklist, but it's very easy to run through capping guys in the head. Sniper Elite 3, and Mark of the Ninja are very good examples of well done stealth action games, in my opinion.
Anyways, the issues I have are that the movement controls are a bit awkward, since it uses WASD and X, they tried to cram a lot of various movement speeds in there. It's not terrible or anything, but it's awkward, and takes getting used to, it could have been simplified a bit I think. One of the bigger gripes I have is that the guards can be pretty unpredictable about when they can and can't spot you as well. I've had them bumping right into me and not spot me, and then I've had them spot me immediately from a distance.
I still think that the game is too punishing when you get spotted, I understand it's a game about thievery and stealth, and that being caught should be a punishing experience, but it really just feels unfair, rather than giving you a hearty challenge to overcome. Your primary means of self defense basically amounts to you mashing left click on the guard until they fall over, which wouldn't be a bad thing if they didn't take forever to die, by the time you've killed a single guy, you probably have other guards on your ass. Your other option is to run and hide, but it feels like the guards can outrun you. I just end up reverting to last save since trying to hide or trying to defend yourself or evade the guards feels pretty much hopeless.
The last issue I have is more of a nitpick, but it kinda bugged me, in a couple levels you encounter zombies, and weird underground monster things, which really threw me off, because they act totally different from the guards I had grown used to. Neither of them were really difficult to overcome, zombies are slow as shit, and the monsters die easy, but it's kinda tedious, and throws off the games pacing.

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You sound like you're too used to zipping from cover to cover using cinematic takedowns.
I don't really see what this has to do with anything. You still go into cover in Thief, to peek around covers, from behind things, etc. The only difference is you're not hitting a button to hug a wall like in Splinter Cell or what have you, but they both serve the exact same purpose. I get into cover in Thief to safely peek around corners, and I do the same thing in games with cover systems.

As for cinematic takedowns, again, I don't really see much of a difference in holding left click and clonking a guy on the back of the head in Thief to knock him out, or going up behind a guy in Dishonored and briefly holding the mouse button down to get a quick animation of me choking him out. It has the same desired effect, just one has a little more flair.

10  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: PP: Not having a Pet Peeves thread. on: August 30, 2014, 07:52:06 pm
PP: Not being on the forums as much as I used to. I miss you guys!!

The forums are pretty dead these days. I'm rarely here anymore.
11  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: August 30, 2014, 05:38:33 pm
Jesus, how casual can you get?
I'm casual for not enjoying a game that hasn't aged well? Okay. At least I'm giving the game another chance.

Started The Walking Dead Episode 5.
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EDIT: Finished episode 5.
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12  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: August 29, 2014, 07:55:52 pm
I laughed.

Giving Thief 1 another go. I bought it, so I feel obligated to finish it. On mission 4, Assassins.
13  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: August 27, 2014, 09:04:13 pm
I played the first Bioshock and ignored the second one. so i guess the joke's on you  V Huh? V

Also, Playstation, you would get more money out of me if you backwards compatible'd your older games, damn it. [shakes fist]
You're not really missing out on Bioshock 2, it's basically the exact same game as the first Bioshock. Bioshock Infinite... They sorta Call of Duty'd it up, two guns only, more linear, recharging health, stronger emphasis on combat over exploration, stuff like that.

Just finished TWD Season 2. The ending definitely didn't pack as big a punch a season 1, but it was still pretty solid. I'm looking forward to season 3.
I still need to play the finale of that. I think I'm gonna be done after Season 2 though, I'm just kinda losing interest, and some aspects of the writing have been bugging me. It's probably not going to end anytime soon either, just like the comics and the TV Series.
14  General Discussion / Game Discussion / Re: What are you playing? Episode 2: Sequel Reloaded! on: August 26, 2014, 04:29:03 am
I don't have my ps2 ... or i don't have the cords for it. ; ^ ;
the biggest pet peeve is playstation doesn't even bother with the backwards compatibility because of something.

But, I bought James Bond: Blood Stone for like 4 bucks.
And Bioshock Infinite, I haven't played it yet so yay. 
Nightfire was released on basically every platform known to man, it's on PC, and I'm sure you can run it. It's not on steam, so you can just torrent it.
Sony did do backwards compatibility for PS3... On the original "Fat" models. But then they figured "PS3 has enough games, we can cut out backwards compatibility for the new models." So all the Slim models don't have backwards compatibility, and what's funny is that as soon as they did that everybody started rereleasing their PS2 games in PS3 HD Collections.
Bioshock Infinite... If you're a fan of the first two, prepare to be disappointed. :I

Been playing Red Orchestra 2 online, soooo much fun, easily one of the most enjoyable World War 2 shooters I've played in quite awhile. Last server I was in had Russian players. IT'S LIKE I WAS REALLY THERE AT THE BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD.
15  General Discussion / General Discussion / Re: PP: Not having a Pet Peeves thread. on: August 18, 2014, 02:58:36 am
PP: When you're reading a manga you really like online AND THEN THE ALL THE NEXT PAGES DISPLAY ERRORS FOR THE IMAGES AND YOU CANT READ ANYMORE AUGGGHHHH
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