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361  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: June 20, 2011, 07:33:03 PM
After the first "level" you get the black soulstone and the blue soulstone.  You can only use these stones when you're in soul form.  The black one allows you to invade another player's world and try to kill them to regain your soul.  The blue stone lets you lay down a sign that allows a person who still has their body to invite you into their world.  You arrive as a blue phantom and will regain your soul if you help the other person defeat a boss.  Blue phantoms are supposed to be helpful, but they will sometimes leave your world rather than help you.  It is impossible for a blue phantom to hurt you.  Hope this helps!
362  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: June 20, 2011, 05:19:45 PM
Very interesting take on New Vegas.  I was actually pretty harsh on the game in my review.  I couldn't stand the reintroduction of damage threshold, and I felt that the side quests were all fairly boring by comparison to F3. 
363  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: June 19, 2011, 05:43:23 PM
Totally agree, Kyle.

Episode 26 is live, friends.  Check it out under our E3 coverage! 
364  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: June 17, 2011, 04:30:39 PM
You aren't in this case.  The game still costs 60 bucks.  You just have to pre-order to get all of that digital content. 
365  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: June 17, 2011, 03:57:02 PM
You get the special edition at no extra cost if you pre-order the game.  I can't really complain about that. 
366  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: June 17, 2011, 02:14:08 PM
Well that would do it.  I find it interesting that we keep getting conflicting information about this game it's scheduled for release in Japan three months from now.  It's something we talk about on the E3 podcast (shameless plug, I know). 
367  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: June 17, 2011, 02:01:01 PM
Where did you read that the strategy guide was download only?  I thought the soundtrack was the only thing that had to be downloaded.

And holy shit IA!  How long did that platinum take you?
368  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Shadows of the Damned, Thread of Big Boners, Love, Punk and Hell on: June 15, 2011, 08:01:48 PM
I'll be picking it up for sure.  Really looking forward to this title. 
369  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Dungeon Siege III Demo Out on: June 15, 2011, 08:01:09 PM
I didn't have too many problems with the PC controls, but it is a little awkward at first.  The game is more defense focused than I figured, so I think the controls have been built with that in mind.  This isn't Diablo where you just rend armies asunder with powerful spells and attacks.  This is more deliberate and paced.  Honestly, I was surprised by the demo and enjoyed it quite a bit.  Whether or not that gameplay can hold up for twenty hours is another story. 
370  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: June 15, 2011, 03:35:19 PM
I think Stephen and I would talk Demon's Souls to death.  It will be fun to compare the two games once we hit the release of Dark Souls.

All great points, infernalism.  Women play a significant role in Witcher 2, so I don't really see where the misogyny argument is coming from.  I really want to read the books, but only two of them have been published in English.  It's a real bummer. 
371  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: June 15, 2011, 09:17:30 AM
I think we were really careful to avoid spoilers, but I totally respect that some people don't want to know anything about the game going in.  I would say beat the game once and then listen to the podcast.

I gave the misogyny thing a lot of thought, and I don't think it's really an issue in the game.  I find it very similar to Game of Thrones, actually.  This is a world that is steeped in medieval lore, but the women aren't actively pushed aside in favor of the male characters.  The female characters in Witcher 2 that have an actual point in the story are well fleshed out and strong.  Sure, there are prostitutes and whores wandering around, and one character is a bit too eager to get in Geralt's pants, but I found the game to be much more progressive in its attitude towards women than the first game.  Nothing made me uncomfortable or came across as cheap and tawdry.  I don't see any serious misogyny going on, but I'm sure others would disagree. 

In other news, we will be recording the E3 podcast this evening, so we should have it up sometime this weekend. 
372  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: June 14, 2011, 01:35:44 PM
Thanks for the input, infernalism.  I've looked into a couple of those mods that you've pointed out, and they do seem to improve the game quite a bit.  It will be interesting to see if CD Projekt actually implements them at some point.  It's also pretty exciting to see a fan of the show from Poland!  We're international, baby!!
373  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: June 14, 2011, 10:30:56 AM
Sorry for the double post, but our Witcher 2 podcast is up on the RSS feed and iTunes.  Hope y'all enjoy!
374  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: June 13, 2011, 08:30:53 PM
Christmas may be coming early...
375  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Dungeon Siege III Demo Out on: June 13, 2011, 03:42:19 PM
We'll see, John.  I doubt this series still has a core following, but I'm okay with being surprised. 
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