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16  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 05, 2015, 10:21:10 PM
Dariusburst - Man like... I didn't realize this was oldschool, pre-Gaiden style Darius getting into it. And it's like I want to support Degica and Taito and I've never requested a Steam refund for anything before but goddamn this game is expensive and not even remotely good.

What's wrong with it?


DAI - Decided to give it another chance but it's so goddamn boring; still, I have to honor the $60 I foolishly threw away. Bioware managed to take one of the most uninteresting plot points of DAO and spin 2 games out of it. The 4th one will probably be about the poor elves, judging by where the story is going. Meh. What about the dwarves and qunari?

On the plus side, kb+m controls were improved a little: mouse look alone makes the whole thing playable. Companion AI has been tweaked too, no more mages and archers fighting at close range. Speaking of which, archery is the best: lets you to skip most trash fights and freely maneuver during combat.

Currently at the save Not-Marie-Antoinette quest, which is fairly lulzy.

Arcanum - Took a break at the elven forest and now I don't wanna play my character anymore. I started as melee+magic but spent a bunch of points in magic and ended up as a pure mage, which is a playstyle I dislike in most games. Restart time.

Legend of Grimrock - I miss Etrian Odyssey so this one is an okayish substitute. Would have loved if it had tb combat because I'm terrible at square dancing. Thankfully it's grid-based or motion sickness would have settled in.
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The GameFAQs Best Game Ever competition on: October 28, 2015, 10:11:15 PM
^ Yeah, L-block dared to challenge the tyranny of Link and prevailed.
18  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 12, 2015, 07:25:09 PM
NWN2 - Finished MoTB, got the "true" good ending.

Best thing was putting that prick Myrkul to (eternal) rest.

Between this and KoTOR 2, which is basically the same theme in a Star Wars setting, the latter was way better even in its unfinished state. Dealing with Kreia always left me on my toes whereas here I guessed the whole thing right in Act I. Didn't care for the characters, though Safiya and Okku were alright. A lukewarm experience overall, not worth the hype surrounding it. Or maybe I wasn't in the mood to appreciate a doom and gloom story. Or maybe I should just quit these D&D games because it's obvious I dislike this shit.

Fuck, everything I've played in 2015 so far has been crap or a dud. Arcanum and SR:HK mini campaign, you're my last hope.
19  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 04, 2015, 10:06:27 PM
Just finished the first campaign in NWN2.

It started alright, but it was so packed full with badly executed fantasy cliches, trash fights, excessive padding (eg, the whole Blacklake quest) and bugs (in true Obsidian fashion, ofc) that by the end I was sour on the whole thing. Didn't like the gameplay too, but I never had the patience to learn the D&D ruleset so I half expected that. What took me by surprise was the solid VA work, Bishop and Garius were damn good.

Next on my plate is MoTB. Hopefully it'll fare a bit better than the OC.
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: September 04, 2015, 09:31:12 PM
What a lovely topic! Didn't read everything, but here are my unpopular opinions:

- Fallout 2 is an overhyped pos full of idiot references that are now terrible outdated.

- Fusion is a damn fine Metroid game.

- Monster Hunter has been terribly dumbed down after Tri and is now a straight up action game instead of the action-puzzle mix Capcom got going in 2nd gen.
21  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 24, 2015, 09:41:03 PM
- Shadowrun Hong Kong: Beaten.

I stand by what I wrote on my earlier post.

The new matrix is plain bad. I understand what they were trying to do but real time stealth sequences in a turn based game? The whole thing was a fucking chore. In addition to that, there were plot points left unexplained, but considering there will be a mini-campaign released next year it could've been a deliberate choice. Or a huge oversight, who knows. Writing definitively took a hit, though.

The only noticeable change to gameplay was the option to be "stealthy" and ambush an enemy group if you so wish. It was alright and useful to bypass trash fights. Cyberware got pumped too.

SRHK is a bit of a disappointment -- it is full of bloat, something utterly absent in Dragonfall and Returns. As the old adage says, bigger isn't necessarily better and their design choices backfired on them. Not even the engine (Unity?) handled it well, I had long load times and stuttering (specially during the matrix).

Despite my criticisms, I had my share of fun or else I wouldn't have marathoned the whole thing. It's just that DF and SRR are superior offerings (to my tastes, of course).
22  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 23, 2015, 08:41:29 PM
- Shadowrun Hong Kong

I'm nearing the endgame but so far it didn't hit the same high notes Dragonfall did. I think it's the oriental theme I'm not entirely fond of, the new hub (why is everything so far apart?), the revamped matrix segments (ARGH!) and way too much fluff text (I'm skipping most minor NPCs) that are hampering my enjoyment. DF had a tighter, zero fat design. The plot hook was better too, here your character motivations feel kinda "meh, what am I doing here?"

On the positive, the soundtrack is excellent and the story reminds me of the SMT series. Companions are alright too, if a bit whinny at times.

However, all said and done, I still miss DF. Gonna be hard to top that one.
23  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 19, 2015, 04:02:43 PM

Thanks! Was checking other games developed by Vogel and the Geneforge series seems to be well received too.

There seems to be a PSP port of Exult and from what I've read it's rather decent, gonna check how this black magic works later.
24  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 18, 2015, 11:32:59 AM
After the Fallout 2 fiasco I went back to my cRPG journey, starring Arcanum. Lovely game so far, went with a melee + magic build and it's been alright. I've heard the combat was such a unsalvageable mess but fast turn based has been working just fine. Random observations:

- Tarant is way too big, almost like a 2d Vivec.
- Fuck whoever thought Black Mountain would be remotely fun. Thank god I had invested in a few offensive spells to take down those golems and had a few detect trap scrolls on hand.
- Virgil, will you please stop dying everywhere?
- Writing is good, reminds me of FO1 but less "stiff".
- Dat music.
- Game reminds me so much of Morrowind.
- They hardly make RPGs like these anymore. Goddamn shame.

Do you guys have any other older cRPGs recommendations? I have on my list Planescape: Torment and Baldur's Gate 2 (is 1 worth it?). Story and combat doesn't need to be top notch as long as it isn't brain dead like Fallout 2.

I also started another character in MH Portable 3rd. You know what? I think it's my favorite Tri iteration, despite being a bit too easy. I played a fair amount of 3U but could never really get into it, lost interested after Brachydios showed up.
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 24, 2015, 01:56:08 AM
I love these captcha texts, haha. The next one was something like "there is no escape".
26  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 23, 2015, 11:35:18 PM
My PSP memory stick corrupted somehow and I lost all my MHFU progress, which was a damn shame. I swear I had it backed up but couldn't find it anywhere. My Akantor set. :(

Dunno if I should start another character or play Portable 3rd despite it being way too easy. A G version would've been my favorite if Capcom ever released it. What a missed opportunity.
27  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS on: May 23, 2015, 11:23:12 PM
Funny, I always thought DQVIII was a Sony exclusive and if we ever got a port, it would be on Vita.

I read a rumour there wouldn't be random battles anymore which would be a welcome change if true. I remember late game the encounter rates were really high and made walking anywhere a hassle. An option to speed up the battle animations or entirely skip them would be a nice addition too - they look pretty but slow the flow of battle too much.
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 17, 2015, 07:37:55 AM
Computer woes.

My relatively new PC started to have an annoying, intermittent problem with USB devices disconnecting. BIOS options, newer drivers, even on Linux the problem persisted. It was a defective motherboard. Well, sooner or later these things happen, right? I got another mobo, better components, newer chipset and so forth. Should be the end of the story, right? Of course not!

Spent two days figuring out a bizarre issue with - wait for it - USB ports! My mouse would freeze at the login screen and USB3 was at USB2 speeds but only on Windows, so it was a driver issue. Turns out USB3 implementation is overall shifty and Intel USB drivers are a bit wonky, a potential headache inducing combo. During my testings the Intel drivers somehow managed to kill all my usb ports + PS/2 keyboard (lolwut) and I had to reboot AND disable xHCI to access anything on Windows. Obviously it was not enough, so later I had a system freeze and my external HDD was corrupted (and that's why you back everything up. Twice.)

Next on my ongoing saga, I restored an early system image, re-enabled xHCI, installed the newest available chipset + USB drivers and things are functional. Still, my transfer speeds are lower on Windows than on Linux.

I think my mistake was to install the drivers that came with the motherboard, I should have gotten them directly from Intel. I probably ended up with an unholy mismatch of versions which then proceeded to bork everything. It's been so long since my last PC upgrade I thought it was still alright to install the drivers that came with the CD, haha.
29  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 05, 2015, 11:54:44 AM
Fallout 2 - Dropped. How they went from FO1 to this is a mystery.

Was about to start NV but then I found out the modder responsible for NV Bounties returned and is working on the final installment so I might postpone my playthrough for a while.
30  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter on: January 19, 2015, 01:17:16 PM
SRR and DF were pleasant surprises, no doubt. I'm looking forward to it too, though I prefer to set my expectations to normal levels haha. Since they won't target the tablet market (for now) HBS might be able to, at very least, tweak the interface. Other than that, I hope they keep the game compact, "fat-free": no huge dungeons, trash battles, fetch quests and so on.
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