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« Reply #8385 on: August 17, 2014, 10:24:07 am »

I've been playing Quantum of Solace. It's a mix of Casino Royale and QoS. It's actually a pretty decent game, imo. A LOT better than 007 Legends. Legends has so many bugs that I'm regretting it every time I sit and play it, but I want to finish it, damn it.

Basically Goldeneye Reloaded > Quantum of Solace > 007 Legends.

I'm trying to find the others like Agent Under Fire, Everything or Nothing and From Russia with Love. i'm sorry i get such a lady boner for James Bond, daniel craig or not

Nightfire, that opening is so good.

And have the 3 you mentioned, all for the GC.

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« Reply #8386 on: August 17, 2014, 02:49:51 pm »

I've been playing Quantum of Solace. It's a mix of Casino Royale and QoS. It's actually a pretty decent game, imo. A LOT better than 007 Legends. Legends has so many bugs that I'm regretting it every time I sit and play it, but I want to finish it, damn it.

Basically Goldeneye Reloaded > Quantum of Solace > 007 Legends.

I'm trying to find the others like Agent Under Fire, Everything or Nothing and From Russia with Love. i'm sorry i get such a lady boner for James Bond, daniel craig or not
Like HK-47, I totally recommend Nightfire. So much fun.
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« Reply #8387 on: August 24, 2014, 08:17:23 pm »

Like HK-47, I totally recommend Nightfire. So much fun.

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. 
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« Reply #8388 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

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« Reply #8389 on: August 26, 2014, 06:53:00 am »

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]
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« Reply #8390 on: August 27, 2014, 06:18:36 pm »

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.
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« Reply #8391 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.
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« Reply #8392 on: August 29, 2014, 07:40:51 pm »

Felt like I needed to share this.
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« Reply #8393 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.
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« Reply #8394 on: August 29, 2014, 08:32:11 pm »

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.

Haven't played Season 2 but there was no way in hell it could have topped Season 1's ending. It's on my to-do list after it was on sale.
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« Reply #8395 on: August 30, 2014, 01:25:57 pm »

I just bead Walking Dead Season 2 as well. The ending may not have been as good as Season 1 but it still had me almost in tears. I've also been replaying Skyrim and LA Noire. I was replaying Fallout: New Vegas but my disc is apparently screwed up :-(
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« Reply #8396 on: August 30, 2014, 01:31:09 pm »

Well that was my experience of the 5 or so hours I spent playing it. I had no trouble sneaking past guys for the most part, but it just really drags on and on, since a slow walk over gravel can alert guys through stone walls, and the only way to sneak without making noise is by moving at a snails pace. The "Alert Phase" of the guards feels too punishing as well, I mean I know the goal of stealth games is to not get caught... But the guards can outrun you and take forever to take out, it doesn't really feel like I have any sort of chance if I get caught.

This is also kind of the reason I had trouble getting back into the first three splinter cell games after so many years, they're just mindnumbingly slow paced, and the enemy AI is kinda wonky.
Jesus, how casual can you get?
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« Reply #8397 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.

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« Reply #8398 on: August 30, 2014, 10:23:50 pm »

I'm casual for not enjoying a game that hasn't aged well? Okay. At least I'm giving the game another chance.
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.
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« Reply #8399 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.

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