Discussion in 'Everything but Adventure Games' started by Fnord, Jul 25, 2013.
I might finally get around to playing Bastion or Fez. The backlog eats away at my soul.
Shamefully enough, I have fallen into the endless loop that is Guild Wars 2, almost done levelling my 6th character. I enjoy it, even though most days I just log in to do the daily achievements. Somewhere between the incredibly hot summer and a move, my graphics card died and cannot run most new-ish games anymore, not even on low. I'm looking forward to the Director's Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and managed to convince my brother to lend me his laptop for that, but other than that... it's work, work, Guild Wars 2.
Here's a pic of my Guardian looking cute
(If anyone's on an EU server and would like to play together, let me know!)
I've been tempted to pick up Guild Wars 2, as I quite enjoyed the first one. Does the game still have a decent userbase?
Just wanted to make a quick note that I finished the PC version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow last night and really enjoyed this one. For me, I'd rank it right up there with the Batman series, Mass Effect and the Witcher series. It's a rare game in which I can't wait until the next time I can play again, which this game did for me. I kind of feel how I did with Batman: Arkham Asylum. I wasn't initially expecting much but luckily found a gem. Happy Gaming.
Oh, yes! It's very active, and they occasionally have free trials which brings in more users. Also, the Living Story which changes every 2 weeks keeps people coming back. Just keep in mind it is NOTHING like the first one - I personally like it more, but a lot of people find it too easy/casual, and some features from GW1 just do not exist. For example, if you liked GW1 PvP, you'll probably be disappointed because it's pretty weak in comparison.
I may give it a try then, i found the graphics on Guild Wars I very very boring, and bland, and that was a disspoinment as the box art was very nice. I am hopeful they improved the graphics as that is a big part of the immersion for me and the enjoyment. I guess i should watch for the free times or if you hear of one can you let us know?
i totally missed that release, sounds promising indeed, thanks for the tip!
Just an FYI that you can get the demo on the Steam site. I played it with keyboard and mouse after some remapping and didn't have any problems except for two places. In one of them, I ended up using the Autohotkey utility to run a script to help get past it. In all, it was only a minor inconvenience that a gamepad/controller would have been helpful for. I can't wait for Lords of Shadow 2 in 2014 and hope Mirror of Fate HD gets released for PC beforehand. Happy Gaming.
I just played through the demo and i'm very pleased with what i saw so far, thanks again!
GW2 graphics look stunning, it's one of the most amazing worlds ever created imo... I think you'll like it. You can see some of my screenshots (at max graphics) here if you're interested. Of course I'll post here if they open up free trials again, but I don't think it will happen anytime soon because the last one ended about a week ago. They might have one when Wintersday hits off in December.
Sadly it turned out that my friends play on the American servers And I really don't want to deal with lag, so I don't think I'll start playing GW 2, at least not right now. Also, it is a shame that they changed the PvP aspect. I found that to be the strongest part of GW1 (when playing with friends). My guild was quite successful as well, and we were just above the top 100 guilds line in GvG
Hey all. I'm in and out, mostly out. I didn't have to re-register here, but I lost my history and appreciate the new energy of this site. Good to see you all posting away here.
I'm a Dreamfall, Oblivion, Skyrim, Myst, etc., freak. I guess fantasy oriented. See my post in the adventure forum
You've tipped me off to some games I will definitely look into = Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Outlast, Homeworld, Amnesia: a Machine for Pigs, and others.
My other favs are Bioshock (all of them), Dishonored and the DLCs--love that game, but it does lack character exposition, and the Metro 2033 series.
Playing Gone Home now and Face Noir (now on Steam).
I really, really wanted to love Sherlock/Testament, but it hasn't snagged me. I'm not done with it yet, though.
I also keep going back to Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas. Those games make you feel personally involved.
Tried TLJ again, and I was sad to find it dated. Likewise the Syberia games, which nearly changed my view of the world (at least through the lens of fantasy I love to employ)
I've also been playing some Xbox games...but the controller I find gets in the way of immersion. Why is that? I hope to overcome that.
Good to see you all. I'll be back, as someone once said.
I'm playing Bastion right now. That game is pretty great!
I've just beaten Waking Mars. It was quite nice, and had a rather different tone to most other games. If you got it in that Humble Bundle that featured it a while ago, then make sure to give it a spin.
Hi Halcyon great to see you back, we missed you yes there is a fresh wind blowing thru the forum here and we are all having a great time.
I will give Guild Wars 2 a try, you have encouraged me. The lag is no longer that bad Fnord with latest MMO tech, i play FFXIV on a Japanese server and it is fast and perky and just fine and that is farther than you are from the US i thinks. sounds like you had fun in GW1. I will try it out again.
I've decided to give the star wars MMO SWOTOR a try this weekend.
I know ChrisGer warned us a few pages back that it's "one big long unbalanced grind fest ", so gameplay wise i'm not in for a lot of fun.
But i just want to see myself how Bioware envisions their own star wars universe.
Here is a game to avoid: Dead Island
I've been playing it with two friends, which makes it passable (at best), but there are just so many things that annoy me about it.
-Level scaling. Leveling up is pointless, as all enemies scale with you. You don't get to face new & interesting enemies when you level up, it is just the same old but stronger (exactly as strong relative to your level as they were on lower levels). This also makes the skill that makes you level up faster utterly pointless (and in fact a waste of skillpoints).
-Repetitive. There is not a whole lot of enemy variety in this game. There are plenty of basic zombies, with a special one thrown in every once in a while. For a long time the only special zombie type was "thugs", which were basically zombies but stronger and tougher. Now we've finally faced some other zombies and a few humans, but it still feels grindy.
-FoV is far too low, motion blur is annoying and bloom makes things look unrealistic. Luckily someone made a tool that lets you easily modify all of these things, so it is not a dealbreaker and it makes the game more fun. Had I not found this tool, I would have given up on the game a long time ago.
-Character balance is just horrible. I went for the person who is good at using guns, as my two friends wanted to play melee characters, and man are guns useless. The fact that most mods aim to make guns more viable is a clear sign of there being something wrong with the character balance. We have not dared to mod our games this far in though, in case it breaks something (you don't get any guns early on in the game).
And there are a few other annoyances, like escort missions being poorly handled, weapons degrading far too fast, some bugs and so on. So don't get this game, it is not good.
Didn't you forget to mention that the missions are terribly unimaginative and boring as well. Fetch x, escort y, etc.
So yes, avoid dead island at all costs. It's sequels are even worse, so i've been told.
That goes under minor complains in this case, due to how major some of the other ones are I've actually not been paying much attention to the missions, as they've been so uninteresting that we've just been talking to each other during most mission briefings.
I gave SWTOR the best chance i could up to Level 50 and it took months of grinding. You will enjoy seeing the worlds and locations some are very beautiful. But the random placement of enemies all over the map at hap hazard just makes it look like a bit NPC parking lot and the space battles are a arcade joke.
I researched Guild Wars 2 and it looks like it is heading downhill, from the reports i see they changed the dynamics of the game to make the higher level stuff very hard to get without buying real money in game items and boosts and making the higher levels a huge grind to get past...here is the best summary:
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