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Discussion in 'Games' started by Aragorn327, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Draconarius

    Draconarius Jedi Master star 4

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    I haven't played Rome 2 as much as I probably should have this past week (why does work always pick up when right when there's a new release?), but first impressions haven't been spectacular for me, either. The game feels like it's been really simplified, especially with the logistics, and is suffering for it. Reducing sieges to glorified king of the hill matches has been the most glaring mistake so far. Also, the UI is terrible.
     
  2. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I am a long time fan of the franchise and have played pretty much every title except the first Shogun and Medieval. The game is far too simplified. I wouldn't even know where to begin listing things that are wrong.
    Probably the biggest problem is with battles and pretty much everything in them. They last like 5 minutes, no matter who you're fighting against. Random routs. Units cheer instead of chasing down the fleeing enemy. Formations break down as soon as they make the third step in any direction. I mean damn, a phalanx that manages to lose formation on a flat plain in like 30 seconds? Those damn flag things, pointless. They kill all options for tactics. Instead of trying to do something against a larger force, you just gotta defend your damn flagpole until he gets his 5000 guys together and wipes the floor with your 500. Speaking of which, no walls for smaller settlements? Way to go. UI is terrible, AI is terrible and it lags like mad for no reason at all. No family tree. One year per turn - what, it takes almost five years to sail a ship around Italy? Magic boat transports that can wreck a fleet of warships. The wait time on AI moves is ridiculous, you just move your two or three guys in 50 seconds, click "End Turn" then wait two minutes for AI to finish.
    The list goes on.

    Eh, sorry. Ending rant. I usually don't get worked up so much about stuff, hah.
    It's just that I've been looking forward to this for years and when it finally hits, we get this mess of a pre-Beta game...
     
  3. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Playing Asssasin's Creed 3. I think this is the strangest game out of an arguably strange franchise. Well, at least until I play Black Flag. I've spent more than four hours so far playing as Connor's turncoat daddy and I'm wondering at what point am I going to start playing as the game's "protagonist", though I get the feeling I already am. This "twist" definitely reminds me of Halo 2 and the Arbiter, or MGS2 and Raiden: unexpected and not necessarily welcome. The subtle changes in the combat and "puppeteering" mechanics are also a bit jarring and will take some getting used to.
     
  4. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Jun 21, 1999
    Oh yeah, that lockpicking minigame? SUUUUUUUCKS!

    In regards to the villains though, I'll admit that AC3 has provided the most interesting bunch of Templar jerks in the series so far. Haytham Kenway is brilliant. He's a jerkhole, no doubt, but he's a witty jerkhole, which is more than I can say for his son (yeah, Connor is certainly not likeable like Ezio or even Altair). I can't help but like him and it's too damn bad the Assassins lost him. As for Charles Lee, damn, he exceeds at being a despicable scumbag. I can't wait to go stabby-stabby on his sociopathic face.
     
  5. 07jonesj

    07jonesj Jedi Master star 4

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    Playing XCOM: Enemy Unknown for the first time, as I've been told that I'll get more enjoyment out of the game if I play some vanilla before the expansion comes out.

    Just got out of the tutorial section but it seems pretty damn enjoyable thus far. Has a lovely B-movie vibe, the base management stuff isn't overcomplicated, and the actual turn-based action is just really fun. Can't wait to get destroyed because it's my first go through.
     
  6. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sep 3, 2012
  7. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Grand Theft Auto 4, just to kill time until 5 comes out tomorrow night.
     
  8. Jedi Zaven'than

    Jedi Zaven'than Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Total War Rome II and SWTOR.

    My impressions with TWR2 are pretty much the same as the other people in this thread. Battles are too fast, capture points feel like cheating, and the UI takes a LOT of getting used to. Still, I'll play it (especially custom battles on the Lemonium map) and (with any luck) they'll fix some of the more gratuitous bugs and patch in some of the things they left out, like the family tree.

    SWTOR doesn't deserve all the hate, IMHO. I mean, it's a Star Wars MMO. What's not to like?
     
  9. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    Saints Row 2. I really want to play the first Saints Row now, but where am I going to find that? Still, Saints Row 2 is fun, and I have Saints Row 3 ready and waiting.
     
  10. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Harvest Moon - A New Beginning. Kind of a let down after Rune Factory 3, and the "tutorial" is about three in-game weeks longer than it needs to be. Once the horrific pacing of the first spring is over, though, it's really solid.

    Also Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga. Hey kids, like collecting monsters and creating new combinations of characters to optimize combat strategies? Too bad, because this is the only SMT game without that feature! It's kind of a slog as a result, I don't know if I'll finish it.
     
  11. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Will be starting GTA 5 soon
     
  12. sons_of_anakin_tatooine

    sons_of_anakin_tatooine Jedi Knight star 3

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    yea im leaving shortly to get my copy

    from what i hear its visually stunning and someone said casinos are accessible but wouldnt go into how since it may be story related.
     
  13. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Awesome

    Plus you need 8GB to play the game, that's a lot
     
  14. sons_of_anakin_tatooine

    sons_of_anakin_tatooine Jedi Knight star 3

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    i got 16gb left so thats good.

    also someone stated when you buy weed ( one brand is called george w kush) you have to buy a cigar in order to smoke it.

    i thought that was kinda interesting
     
  15. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Oh wow lol

    Plus, I have 89.1 GB left, so I have lots left for AC IV and Batman Origins :)
     
  16. sons_of_anakin_tatooine

    sons_of_anakin_tatooine Jedi Knight star 3

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    eh im passing on batman arkham orgins. i do hope the rumored rocksteady jla title is legit though because when rocksteady montreal took the arkham franchise rocksteady stated they themselves are working on a another hero title and it was rumored to be a silver age jla title.
     
  17. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Origins is gonna be awesome but my most anticipated game of the year is AC IV
     
  18. sons_of_anakin_tatooine

    sons_of_anakin_tatooine Jedi Knight star 3

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    ac4 looks great but me id love one set in the times of egypt because if you go into the temple or w/e in ac2 you see some history on statues. one stated a female assasin used a snake or cobra to kill cleopatra
     
  19. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  20. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    GTA V is pretty fun so far
     
  21. son_of_skywalker03

    son_of_skywalker03 Jedi Master star 4

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  22. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    I wish I could be playing GTA V...and I don't foresee that happening til at least next weekend. :(
     
  23. sons_of_anakin_tatooine

    sons_of_anakin_tatooine Jedi Knight star 3

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    just got home with the game. apparently you have to install it for both systems and requries 8gb
     
  24. Jedi General Gelderd

    Jedi General Gelderd Jedi Master star 5

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    Currently 48% through 'Arkham City', and the main story is done but have a lot more crime and side-stories to clean up before I can hang up the cowl before 'Arkham Origins' I think...!

    Love these Batman games, really atmospheric and great fun.
     
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  25. Mirax Terrik

    Mirax Terrik Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Mar 11, 2000
    Playing The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition for the first time. Haven't gotten very far into it (2 missions), but I love the gameplay so far. I also love that you start out as Darth Vader blowing up everything around you into smithereens.