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Old 01-30-2013, 05:37 PM   #121
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:03 PM   #122
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just about to move into the third act of Mass Effect 3 and i don't care how stupid the ending is this game is great. Nerds SUCK

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:26 PM   #123
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haha wait, you haven't finished it?? Did you watch the ending on youtube or something?

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:50 PM   #124
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:51 PM   #125
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:46 AM   #126
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finally finished my epic marse efferct trilogy playthru

the ending is actually glorious ambiguity, i don't have the EC wanted to see what all the fuss is about. Ambiguity, not being able to get the ace superstar megawin. It tricked people into thinking it was Star Wars and it was more ambiguous than that, like *good* sci-fi should be. It's about the future and some of it is weird and scary to think about. Yeah, the McGuffin Device is powered by the Deus Ex Machina but you know it's not that big a deal. The best part is that most of the bitching isn't even over using things like that it's because nothing is explained. I like how people complain about what happened to the squad you took on the final mission...they're fuckin dead I gather, especially since I read that your "most favored team mate" would leave the crashed normandy and I got Liara even though there was only maybe once or twice I didn't take Garrus with me (took Kaidan and Garrus because I was pretty sure the whole squad would die). But you don't see their bodies so...what's stopping you from creating your own narrative. I can see that it was "rushed" and wasn't quite finished but was still throroughly enjoyable and gigantic. The idea that 180 hours of gameplay is ruined irrevocably by 5 minutes at the end is so outrageously silly I just can't even broach it. For people who suffered through terrible star wars prequels and matrix sequels to say that...makes me wonder if this is just the new thing to moan about. Yeah there were plot holes and space magic but there have always been plot holes and space magic in this game, Shepard got revived after being spaced. She was totally fuckin dead. That is silly but I went with it because it was fun and I enjoyed it.

The endings as presented raise a lot of tricky philosophical questions and I appreciate that a game attempted to do such a thing, even if part of their fan base is just not curious or imaginitive enough or whatever it is to actually think about this stuff. In fact, I felt there were a lot of junctures in the game where I was disappointed in not having transhumanist conversations with Engineer Adams or indulge EDI's tough philosophical quandries, I kind of feel like in that regard perhaps it was rushed but they also may have thought that too much philosophy would bog the narrative down, but the touches, especially Adams' surprising turn as a transhumanist, were nice and set up the ending well.

I did get a fair amount of bugs at the end which was lol worthy, like during the love scene at the end liara basically spazzed and didn't actually "read" the lines. and the number of times they say "this is it" throughout the whole game was amusing, Kai Leng is retarded especially considering how easy he is to beat, and i can understand why people are disappointed not to see tali's face especially since she takes off her helmet on rannoch, I mean I didn't understand that. there were some super corny moments but i mean i've always induldged this series in spite of the corn ball because there are truly inspired things that redeem it like Mordin and Legion, or even small bits when my shep told joker to shut up after thessia and then he was mad at her and was all business and rank until she apologized, or running into Tali and Garrus embracing (even though it's implied that he was suckin on her helmet which is strange but whatevs it warmed my black heart), or the fact that one of my least favorite actors freddy prinze jr was actually convincing for once in his life playing a person he could never actually play in real life, make it more than the sum of its parts.

a- will play again

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:14 AM   #127
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i've had a copy of new super mario bros 2 lying on my dresser since last summer so i finally dusted off my 3DS to play it... and it is probably the laziest game i have ever played. they took every asset from the the wii mario bros and just dumped it into this game. its almost embarassing

that said, i can tell the developers were most influenced by mario 3 (raccoon mario is back! zomgz) and there's some good hard-as-nails platforming. so if you're looking for something to play on your 3DS and have $30 to burn i (reluctantly) recommend it. i think you can download it through eshop too, you don't have to buy a physical copy

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #128
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im just here to say hotline miami and mark of the ninja were 2 of the best games of 2012.

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:54 AM   #129
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hotline miami represent. i'm already kind of sick of it though i replayed it so many times

they were working on DLC but it got so expansive they went ahead and made it a sequel. i hope it's out by the end of the year.. level editors would be cool too

 
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:35 AM   #130
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bio infinite mockumentary part deux. one month and a half to go...


 
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:03 PM   #131
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:04 PM   #132
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I got ZombiU the other day.

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:34 PM   #133
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lastnight i stayed at home and was really bored, which is inexcusable since my game backlog is atrocious. probably at least 20 games to choose from that i hardly touched. .. but for whatever reason i couldn't bring myself to play any.

so i installed morrowind and played it without mods. and this is coming after i've been playing oblivion fully modded.. i'm enjoying this waaaay more than oblivion .. just really amazing how better realized the world is, how well everything flows- no zooming into people's faces when they talk. the 'main quest' creeps up on you really subtly, doesn't cram 'u r the chosen one' tropes down your throat. that said the dice roll combat sucks and the quest system obvs needed working

but i'm just in awe of how well this game aged. i think i'm going to drop everything and play this and the expansions until bioshock infinite. definitely quenches my desire for something open world that isn't skyrim. thought oblivion modded would do that but no dice

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:45 PM   #134
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gave up on baldurgating already huh

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #135
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I played it last night and quit at the friendly arms inn (I think that's what it was).. I just couldn't get over the isometric view.. but keep in mind I'm still sort of new to western rpgs. Kind of funny because thinking man I wish this was 3rd person is what prompted me to install morrowind.

Still going to get around to it, along with planescape, icewind dale and neverwinter nights. I really want to get into these types of games but its going to take awhile.. they're kind of esoteric

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:57 PM   #136
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think i'm gonna quit playing ocarina of time 3d

fuck all that running back and forth. DATED

(never played the original btw)

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:58 PM   #137
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you haven't even started the game yet

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Old 02-16-2013, 10:02 PM   #138
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how story-driven is skyrim? and is the console version playable? i've had my mac for over three years and the last game i played on it was portal 2, which it kind of struggled with

 
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yeah i know. i have the attention span of a gnat

are you playing the enhanced edition by any chance?

 
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no i didn't really see the point of it, i got bg 1 & 2 from gog for 20 bucks and there's a mod that imports bg1 into the bg 2 engine so that it plays like one big ass game so. bgee is 20 bucks for one game, and the main feature that i could see was that it uses the bg2 engine. i mean when you have nerds that did that for free why bother.

i haven't played bg1 since probably high school, i lost the discs or something. i actually own and have played bg2 several times but my disc drive doesn't work any more so i just said fuck it

 
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its as story driven as you want it to be. either follow the main quest or just wander off and pretty much do whatever you want.

360 version is fine despite a crash here and there. ps3 version was broken but i'd imagine they've fixed it by now

 
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uhhh well i mean...there are little stories and quests you do but mostly it's about exploring the open world. it's not a very plot heavy game like say final fantasy or mass effect by any means.

it's got max von sydow in it tho

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in all seriousness i have been on a major Tetris kick this week

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:21 PM   #144
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uhhh well i mean...there are little stories and quests you do but mostly it's about exploring the open world. it's not a very plot heavy game like say final fantasy or mass effect by any means.

it's got max von sydow in it tho
ah, i'll probably give it a miss then. anything that asks for dozens of hours needs a decent, constantly developing plot or i'm pretty much guaranteed to get bored and give up after a few evenings

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i dunno what this means
like, how well does the control scheme map to a console gamepad

the last game i played that obviously started out as a PC title was dragon age and playing it on ps3 was just a huge pain in the ass

 
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Poorly executed console ports are the worst. Anyone ever play Half-Life for Playstation? Managing to make Half-Life suck is a pretty big effort.

 
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if you think it's that necessary to have a constantly developing plot or w/e have you tried mass effect

i mean skyrim has several storylines, i just think that the open world aspect is more engaging

 
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no, i haven't. that's made by the people that made dragon age, right? did you play those on a console?

 
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fwiw it is probably the most plot-heavy elder scrolls. i know that doesn't mean much, but it starts with an opening cinematic and you're thrown into a save-the-world scenario that continues throughout the game's narrative.

and that narrative is basically DRAGONS, DUDE! ... admittedly nothing compelling. but the world evolves with your actions so there is narrative to be had.

not to mention the side stories... the mage's college is my favorite. but even then the story is basically MAGIC, DUDE

 
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no, i haven't. that's made by the people that made dragon age, right? did you play those on a console?
yes, i play all new games on consoles. it would be easier to use the super powers via a keyboard but its not unmanageable. though i'm not sure i'd reccomend playing the first game on console, it's incredibly clunky. the second and third i think are made with consoles in mind.

 
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is it necessary to play the first in order to enjoy the second and third ones? or could i just, say, read a wikipedia synopsis of the plot and jump into one of the sequels?

 
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