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1  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The Walking Dead on: December 13, 2010, 02:04:56 AM
So I watched Season 1 of the show prior to reading the first complete book of comics and I have to say I don't really like the direction they are taking the show.  Maybe my opinion will change after reading the next 2 books.  Don't get me wrong, the first few episodes were great, but the last few just kind of seemed like filler.  I also read they fired all of the writers from season 1, although I don't really know why.  I know it's fairly normal to get new writers in between seasons, but to fire ALL of them?  Seems odd.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: xbox live can go suck it on: December 02, 2010, 08:21:48 PM
Protip : If you have to call Microsoft, go with any option that says you don't speak English.  This means you will get somebody who is bilingual.  Trust me, if you just say you speak English you're going to be talking to somebody from a foreign country with a nearly impossible to understand accent.  And I have no idea how you 'cancelled' your membership WITHOUT calling Microsoft.  I'm pretty sure that's not possible.  No really, even if they claim it is...IT'S NOT.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGs in Heaven and Hell on: November 07, 2010, 11:12:24 PM
Awesome timing for this, yesterday I was imagining how awesome it would be if Obsidian developed a Mass Effect title and Bioware did a Fallout.  Notice I said imagining, because the current world we all live in would not allow anything awesome to come from this idea.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout New Vegas on: November 06, 2010, 12:53:13 PM
This seems a bit obvious, but uh..I'll throw it here anyways.  Try to sneak up on enemies and always shoot while you're crouched.  If there's something you really can't  beat, get 2 followers and make sure they engage first while you sit back (crouched) and pick things off with your highest DAM weapons.  Try to find something that has high DAM but still allows you to get off quite a few shots in VATS.  I preferred the 10mm Submachine Gun.  It has decent damage, fires very quickly, has plenty of ammo and I was able to get off atleast 4-5 squeezes in VATS.  Also make sure you're not using the -wrong- ammo vs certain enemy types, this has a tendency to gimp you instead of making you stronger.  I'm inclined to agree with Danku here, I can't really argue Fallout being too hard - especially if you have high Gun skill.

Worst case, use ED-E and try to avoid enemies you don't want to fight, ED-E's perk let's you see any NPC within a very wide radius.  I've heard Melee is much better than Fallout 3 (not hard to accomplish) but Guns are the most powerful.  This would go hand in hand with my experience.

That's like saying a Mario game is too easy, so if you wanted more of a challenge you should play with your feet.

It's more like saying if you think Mario is too easy, don't use mushrooms or any other things that effectively give you an extra 'hit' before death.  But I'm not really a fan of saying "that's like saying...', it's much too easy to skew things to fit your argument.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout New Vegas on: October 31, 2010, 02:20:56 PM
I didn't bother using that companion, as I knew he would make the game much easier.  I wouldn't be surprised if he gets nerfed, but you also have to be very careful using him because he attacks a certain faction on sight.  But honestly, all of the companions are pretty strong, as long as you do their sidequest and get their upgrade perk (typically +armor or +attack, but not always) they become very beefy.  I didn't even find this particular companion immediately because I had visited that town mostly in the daytime.  Veronica was the first companion I found and I found her equally as powerful, considering she wears Power Armor and uses Melee Weapons, she's an ideal tank.

I finally went through the storyline missions and beat the game.  The storyline felt really short, but I have to blame myself for that mostly.  Whereas the storyline missions are typically there to point you in the right direction, I had already explored most places and finished the faction quests.  Either way, I put 40 hours into this game before beating it and there was still plenty left to do, I didn't even hit Level 30 yet.  This game is excellent.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Digital Devil Saga I on: October 28, 2010, 02:22:40 AM
Damn I just played DDS1 and 2 like a year ago and now I wanna play them again.  I still can't believe I put 60 hours into DDS1 just to get some +stat bonuses in DDS2.  It paid off, but man, that was a freakin' grind.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout New Vegas on: October 27, 2010, 04:12:40 PM
Cazadores are by far my most hated enemy.  They aren't so bad with Grim Reaper's Sprint, but that makes everything easier.  I'm level 22 with 32 hours clocked and I've still yet to really focus on the storyline missions.  Really enjoying this game, I don't think I'm even gonna bother with Fable 3 until I've completed Fallout NV.  Seems like most people who can only buy one or the other are going with Fable, which really baffles me.  I think Fallout is a superior series in just about every way, but that's just personal opinion.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout New Vegas on: October 25, 2010, 12:35:00 AM
Why don't you guys turn the difficulty up?  Or maybe play Hardcore mode where your companion really dies, instead of going unconscious.  I dunno, I don't think the game is 'too easy', it's just really easy to make it too easy.  I think it's the opposite Cyril, once you give Veronica some power armor and do her sidequest you can choose to give her a Defense bonus perk, so she's basically the tank and you just pick off the stuff she can't handle.  Don't forget you can have 3 companions as well, as long as your third is Rex or ED-E.  I haven't used Boone yet, but from what I've heard he basically kills everything in sight before you can even really see it.  That sounds like too easy.

I think my next play through is going to be on Hardcore and I will mostly focus on storyline missions.  After that I might try an Unarmed/Melee/TotalDoucheBag playthru.  I dunno, we'll see if Fable 3 holds my attention long enough to get me to quit playing this game.  Definitely my Game of the Year so far. 

9  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: i ordered lego universe on: October 25, 2010, 12:28:00 AM
Lego Universe does sound awesome though, last I read they were gonna have planets with different themes and people would just build things that fit the themes.

People will probably just create large dicks though.  Kind of like after the release of Spore there was a crapload of vagina and penis monsters being made.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout New Vegas on: October 23, 2010, 04:59:35 PM
Everything kills you in 1-2 hits at level 1.  What are you spec'd?  And are you one of those people that likes to 'roleplay' the game instead of treating it like a video game?  Because if that's the case then our experience with the game is going to be completely different.  As Prime (lol I said Mesh..) said, just run backwards and shoot it in the face.  Unless you're roleplaying a Warrior with low str who never runs from enemies... :P

Edit : I'm gonna agree with Prime here too, Fallout 3 was literally raping my face at the beginning.  I remember running from Super Mutants with Rocket Launchers only to get mauled to death by fish people trying to swim away.

Edit 2:  Just a general question for everybody, what did you guys put your SPECIAL points in and what are you focusing skill points into?  I mostly went for AGI/LUCK/INT and kept my STR at 5.  I'm low CHR, but I made that up by going with Speech.  I've got Guns, Speech, Lockpick and Science all up near 50-60.  I'm really happy that the way you build your character has a much bigger effect on what happens in the game.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout New Vegas on: October 23, 2010, 01:12:16 PM
And don't even get me started on the Nightkin under REPPCON...ugh. I finally had to pop Stealth Boys like Stimpacks and play a game of "save after every kill" almost like I was trying to save-state a speedrun. Only reason those would even die is I hard-killed the first one then used Stealth + Rebarb o Doom to Two-Hit KO every other one in the entire building. I don't expect to beat the game guns blazing but it almost feels like I have to cheat to kill anything "tougher" than a Powder Ganger. And don't get me started on the NCR Prison. ~.~;

You don't have to fight those Nightkin, just so you know.  Why are you guys getting raped by Radscorpions?  I'm curious what everybody specced their points into, cause I went for a fairly decent amount in guns and the only thing I had a hard time killing early on was robots.  But if a radscorpion is rocking you 2 hours into the game, your character is probably better made for avoiding conflict.  I will second the Cazador flies or whatever being the hardest hitting enemy I've run into thus far.  I'm wondering if people just expect the game to play as Fallout 3 and didn't bother reading about Damage Threshhold and DAM/DPS.  Also, there's plenty of companions to be found within 10 minutes of the first town with basically no requirements to recruit them, maybe a quest or two.  I can name 2 female companions who use Fist weapons and are absolute beasts when it comes to taking hits.  At the start I would die in 3-4 hits if I ran into stronger enemies, but once I bought some armor with a decent amount of DT/DR on it I found myself living twice as long.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout New Vegas on: October 23, 2010, 02:40:11 AM
I'm not really feeling much forced linearity, I'm now 16 hours in and I've yet to complete the 2nd storyline quest.  Granted I didn't try to run to the corners of the map directly from the start of the game, but that's not really my style.  The west side of the map seems to have lot harder enemies then anywhere else I've explored so far.  There are definitely certain areas you're not supposed to go to for awhile.  Just like Fallout 3, the beginning has been the hardest part of the game so far.  At this point I've got more money then I can really bother to spend and I still have atleast 10 unfinished quests to do with plenty more to be found in places I've yet to even begin exploring.  Unless you guys want absolutely no linearity whatsoever, I don't really know what more you could want.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout New Vegas on: October 22, 2010, 10:19:50 PM
The radio does suck, I turned it off within 2 hours of playing.  Got tired of the music.  I don't think this game is supposed to feel 'to scale' of Nevada.  If anything, it feels like they tried to compress all that 'nothing' so that you -wouldn't- have to run for miles without finding anything.  I like this.  I also enjoy not having to go through subways to get to every god damn place I want to go.  It basically feels like the west side of the map is supposed to be fairly close to California.  East is close to Utah.  That's my interpretation anyways, from talking to the NPC's and listening to some of their backstory.

I'm 14 hours in, Lvl 12 and I've yet to even enter the strip.  There's just been way too many things for me to get sidetracked doing to bother opening up another huge area with a ton of shit to do.  The sidequests are just more fun to me too.  They just feel better, more interesting.  There also seems to be a lot more.  The dialogue is really awesome too, some of the stuff these people say is kind of racy.  It sucks that all the regular NPC's say the same stuff.  'Blah blah makes me wish there was a nuclear winter' - I'm sure you've all heard that atleast 10 times.  I haven't had any glitches so far, aside from the game freezing twice now 12 hours in.  I've had 2 enemies fall through the ground, only 1 made me have to reset the game since I had to kill the enemy for a quest.  Both times it was a radscorpion falling through the sand.  I just make sure I save a lot, on top of having quick saves enabled.  I haven't lost any significant progress yet, knock on wood.

I'm also loving how many options you have as far as companions go, before entering the strip I've already found 4 or 5 companions that I can switch between.  I also have a 3rd companion with me at all times, which freaked me out at first because I figuerd this would make me succeptible to many glitches but so far, nothin'.  Whenever I dismiss them I can always find them in the place I originally recruited them.  It seems to me that there's a vocal minority that is making it seem like this game is far more buggy then it really is.  Maybe I'm just lucky..
14  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: October 20, 2010, 06:38:38 PM
How do you review an MMORPG exactly?  Do you update the review score everytime the game gets updated?  That seems like a lot of work.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout New Vegas on: October 20, 2010, 06:24:23 PM
So you love paying 60$ for crap?
No wonder quality is dropping =/

I would argue that quality is dropping because of microtransactions and DLC, not because a game is released with a few bugs.  I would also argue that you're in the minority if you think FNV is 'crap'. 

http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/fallout-new-vegas

Cumulative score of 85.  I'd say that's a little bit above average.
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