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Old 2012-01-13, 13:03   Link #2841
Dhomochevsky
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Join Date: May 2004
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Now playing Sengoku Rance.

This must be the most addictive game I have played ever since I got the original Civ back in the days. It has the same "just another turn" thing going. But it has even more appeal. There is so much to unlock! H scenes mostly, but also bonus characters and such. You can't get them all in one session.
I have started playing last weekend and have been at it every free minute since then. Finishing my 4th playthrough soon.
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Old 2012-01-13, 17:20   Link #2842
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Been playing GTAIV on Steam for a while now.

Haven't finished yet, but my impressions so far:

  • "Ein Zwei Drie..." Schweine!

  • It's GTA. That means amazing music, world class production, realistic cityscape, sharp satire ("The Republican Space Rangers!") and the endless joy of cruising the night streets in a spiffy sports car with the radio turned up. In this aspect, it's better than ever. For the most part.

  • Why "for the most part?" Because in the otherwise magnificent GTA experience there is the retarded traffic AI. You *cannot* be a responsible driver in this game. The motherfucker behind you will drive into your precious Turismo stopping responsibly in front of the red light. To which I tend to respond by trainer'ing in a rocket launcher and F'K THAT SHIT OVER. Oh, and driving on the sidewalk, or even parking on the sidewalk, will cause a cacophony of nosey drivers hollering their horns at 10 times a second, to which I also respond by trainer'ing in a rocket launcher and FU--

    Sometimes I just wanna cruise, you know. Drive responsibility. Be a good citizen. Why can't I do that without packing a rocket launcher or break ten red lights a minute?

  • I got sick of Niko's "I want money" attitude real soon. Some asshole who's got your cousin by the balls throws over a mission job, "I want money." Some shady bureaucrat type rants about terrorists, "I want money." A pedestrian asks for a favor, "I want money." A crooked cop waxed poetic about doing good in the world, "I want money." A friend invites him to "party" with the Mafia or some Russian gang, "I want money." WTF are you gonna do with all that money Niko? You've got two penthouses, fifty grand and only Perseus suits to spend on, a bunch of sick sport cars, and some revenge plot thing that kind of lurks in the background and doesn't really show up. The previous GTA games were paced better in regards to missions and reasons for them; even San Andreas' similar "I want money" part was based on C.J. and Cesar's desires to make something of themselves after getting pwned by Tenpenny and life. Oh, and the Vice City and San Andreas main characters got style (Claude is just mute and awesome). They were funnier, livelier, even if no less brutal than Mr. Stoic over here. Fuck you, Niko. I *don't* want money. This isn't God of War, I'm not supposed to hate my own character, 'kay? You want the American Dream? Go to college or start a business or something.

  • I remember the reviews when it was first released praising the "immigrant story" versus the "cheesy crime dramas" that were the previous GTA's. I don't see it. The start, sure: Niko the war criminal from Serbia; Niko and Roman, livin' the hard life trying to make something of themselves. Then Niko starts killing random people for random people, "I want money" and shit, and this hardboiled Broken American Dream aspect gives way to, you guessed it, yet another crime drama.

  • Many characters are just...messed up. Like everybody in town's got some serious issues going on, they're all on drugs, most are dry and hardass and needs to lighten up, while the funnier characters end up making you wanna shoot them in the face.

  • I don't really enjoy the girlfriends part. I didn't enjoy it in San Andreas either. Bros hangin' out with bros, however, was really kind of a clever development.

    Hey, does that say something about my sexuality?

  • Anyway, on the Bros: Brucie's an asshole. I know he's supposed to be funny but he's way too worked up (I think it may have to do with my low tolerance for such boisterousness in real life). If he's supposed to replace geek-boy in San Andreas then he isn't doing a very good job. Roman's a sissy, but that's supposed to contrast with Niko so I suppose that's okay. Dwayne bores the hell out of me. Yes, yes, prison breaks you life, you're an old man suffering from PTSD, you remind Niko of himself and make him wanna hug you in homoerotic brotherhood. Now go shoot yourself you prison bitch.

    I like Packie though. He's like Woozie in San Andreas, the "I'm cool in an ethnically stereotypical way."

    Lil' Jacob is by far my favorite character in the whole saga. He's a bit like Cesar in San Andreas with heart, loyalty, friendship, and a sense that he's doing his best in his own way (if doing your best involves selling hard drugs and illegal weaponry anyway), but with more philosophy and a wicked accent. One love, Rasta. One love.

  • The Michelle part didn't really hit me. Maybe because I didn't really date her at all, lol.

  • I missed some interesting minigame elements from San Andreas, like the business thing (wouldn't that actually fit very well with the self-made immigrant story it wants to tell?) which I wanted expanded on, not removed or simplified. But there are still many new minigames to enjoy, though I want infinite (i.e. repeatable) races and darting is ridiculously easy.


So, err, I guess I've got a lot to complain these days. Isn't it such an American thing to do? Well at least it's fun blasting Russian mafia for fun and profit, causing a major terrorist incident in the heart of Star Junction, and cruising around Algonquin with Radio Broker on max volume. That's something that GTA since that groundbreaking third title always succeed to be so much fun at, with no other open world game could even come close. For as cheap as I got it it is a lot of fun so far.

Except I don't fucking want money, Niko.
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Old 2012-01-13, 17:40   Link #2843
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Skyrim has my full undivided attention. I have pretty much abandoned all MMOs I have been playing for this game. It's got all the immersion I need without the griefers, and complaining. Truly a great game with a great soundtrack. I have verbally cheered playing this game lol. I never do that.
I was in the same spot until recently, when I finally decided to take a break from it. Started with the old games again and finally finished Suikoden 5 (good ending).

I also started on Radiata Stories but I am a bit bummed at the fact that you can only equip things on the main character.
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Old 2012-01-13, 18:03   Link #2844
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i've finished up Mechwarrior 2 Clan Wolf Campaign(Fuck Jade Falcon Weaboos)

Moving now to MW:mercenaries and Ghost Bear's Legacy
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Old 2012-01-13, 20:25   Link #2845
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I was in the same spot until recently, when I finally decided to take a break from it. Started with the old games again and finally finished Suikoden 5 (good ending).

I also started on Radiata Stories but I am a bit bummed at the fact that you can only equip things on the main character.
I happily got derailed from Skyrim last night to play a bit of Katawa Shoujo. This is really nice for an "open source free beer" game. I do force myself to spend a few minutes a day doing a quick quest to help the guild out in my MMO (that's what most of the guild is doing during our skyrim orgy).
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Old 2012-01-14, 06:07   Link #2846
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finally finish MW3!

surprising nice story
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Old 2012-01-14, 09:30   Link #2847
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Just starting Ace Combat: Assault Horizon [PS3]. Went through 4 first missions and really loving the new elements especially the DFM system and the counter moves.
The various gameplay modes like the helicopter gunner mode, the spooky gunner mode, and the helicopter missions are also nice, although they're quite difficult for me. I failed many many times also worthy to mention that each mission feels a lot longer than previous Ace Combat games (and also more tiring ).

The only downside of this game for me might be the HUD. Too many informations to see and the interface colors are very "thin", the texts are also tiny. I had a hard time paying attention to them. But overall, the game is more action-packed and satisfying.
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Old 2012-01-14, 13:10   Link #2848
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I was in the same spot until recently, when I finally decided to take a break from it. Started with the old games again and finally finished Suikoden 5 (good ending).

I also started on Radiata Stories but I am a bit bummed at the fact that you can only equip things on the main character.
Don't give up though, Radiata Stories is a fantastic game. Supremely amusing yet also quite serious and fun. The inability to equip characters outside the main with weapons/armor is balanced by the 180+ people you can recruit and use in battle. Unlike Suikoden games, they can ALL be used in battle XD
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Old 2012-01-15, 14:53   Link #2849
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Started playing Ragnarok Online again, after being gone for a few years, it seems lot's have changed. It seems like leveling is much easier now. Anyone who play recommend the Ymir server? The VIP bonuses and lower bot count (according to a friend) seems very nice.
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Old 2012-01-16, 19:17   Link #2850
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Recently started Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and played some Black Ops.
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Old 2012-01-16, 20:38   Link #2851
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Finished RAGE (PC) about a week ago- despite the unsatisfying ending, and perhaps the combination of different game mechanics that gives an "identity crisis" feel to RAGE, it was at least enjoyable. The combat was great, but everything else felt sub-par compared to its competitors. No real point keeping a 20GB game that I won't go back to...
Mostly been going through the Serious Sam games in co-op, it's quite a blast.
Aside from that, the occasional venture into Skyrim.
I really should get around to finishing BioShock and Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
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Old 2012-01-16, 20:50   Link #2852
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Playing the PS360 version of Sonic Unleashed. Yasmine can rot in hell.
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Old 2012-01-17, 00:03   Link #2853
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Don't give up though, Radiata Stories is a fantastic game. Supremely amusing yet also quite serious and fun. The inability to equip characters outside the main with weapons/armor is balanced by the 180+ people you can recruit and use in battle. Unlike Suikoden games, they can ALL be used in battle XD
Well unless I've missed a secret story route then I have to mention that you'll probably want to make two save files because later on the game you'll have to choose sides between the Humans and Non-humans and you wont be able to use the characters that are on the other side.

To this day I honestly wish that there was an alternate third story that'd give you access to all the characters you've recruited.

But still a great game nonetheless. I put enough time into it to get all the characters...except one, I think it was one of the black goblins so I just told myself "I've done enough".LOL

Moving on...

I've been playing "Moero Nekketsu Rizumu (Rythm) Damashii 2" on my DS. Its the JP version of "Elite Beat Agents". I really want to get past the third difficulty to unlock the mode with the cheerleader characters but since my touch screen is busted I'm having a very difficult time. orz

...also waiting for my copy of "Nanoha: Gears of Destiny" to come in the mail.
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Old 2012-01-18, 23:54   Link #2854
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psn finnaly reactivated me,
so now games im playing are
psp- MHP3RD, MHFU, Corpse Party, Sega Genesis Collection, Disgaea, Disgaea 2, phantasy star portable, phantasy star portable 2.

ipod- World Of Magic, inotia 3, zenonia, zenonia 2, zenonia 3,(soon zenonia 4, but my ipod is incompatable, darn itunes) wild frontier(3rd time), advena, destinia, illusia, RO violet.

wii- mario cart(5th time), super mario world(snes version), FF1, MHtri(still worst mh out there, but ohh well)

computer(when i get it back, 2-4 months)- Fiesta, stick rpg(dont know why i even play it)

and thats all.
wow im a game addict, lol
this list would be longer if it was anime shows you watch, lol
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Old 2012-01-19, 08:16   Link #2855
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I'm done with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. It was okay but average...could have been a lot better somehow.

Now, I'm off to play White Knight Chronicles, I've heard it was good though I never had a chance to get to it before.
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Old 2012-01-20, 20:55   Link #2856
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Currently Playing:

*Marvel vs Capcom 3 - completed the Capcom side of the game now working on the Marvel side.
*Final Fantasy IV (PS) - After level grinding the hell out of Cecil this game has become remarkably easier.
*LoZ Phantom Hourglass - Stuck somewhere on the first Island...iirc
*WWE'12 - Still unlocking characters and extras
*Fable III - Considering a replay
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Old 2012-01-20, 23:05   Link #2857
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Join Date: Mar 2011
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To this day:

Super Robot Wars OGs (PS2): finished OG 1, now going on OG 2.
Chrono Trigger (NDS version): Finished the fight against Magus
Simcity 4: When I'm stressed, still too hard to make a good looking city that actually never fails.
Touhou 8: I was bored last night so I gave it a try... big mistake
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Old 2012-01-21, 02:42   Link #2858
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I remember that fight back on my black and white TV...I was all like, why won't he just die already!
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Old 2012-01-21, 02:44   Link #2859
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Been having no life playing SWTOR
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Old 2012-01-21, 07:10   Link #2860
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Orc Must die

nothing more satisfying when you just sit back and let the trap do it for you
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