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31  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 11, 2014, 03:33:46 PM
Ok, thats good news. I'm ok with long load times if its all front loaded when you first enter an area.
32  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 11, 2014, 04:20:53 AM
I love you, Taelus. Feel the bro love. :P

I stayed up to see all the reviews. Its crazy. lol

Question: Exactly how long were the load times? When you first entered an open world area like the hinterlands, how long did it take to load?

P.S. Thanks for the heads up, after credit sequence!
33  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 09, 2014, 07:06:56 PM
The press ban lifts this Tuesday so in two days I expect to hear a lot more about the game from you, Taelus. Feel the pressure. :P
34  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls 2 on: November 06, 2014, 11:28:18 AM
I just reviewed Lords of the Fallen for the site. 

Long story short, it's not very good.  Cool ideas but some serious balancing problems and the whole thing is mighty glitchy. 

Ah, ok. Just found your review. Thats a shame. Why do companies ruin their games with buggy releases? Disappointing. Looks like we got to wait and see how Bloodborne turns out.
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls 2 on: November 05, 2014, 11:55:22 PM
True enough, but I found the original Dark Souls quite easy. Especially once you know the best items you can get early on with the master key. I always spent like 45 mins running around collecting items before proceeding through the waterway. I could have skip that but I'm also obsessive with grabbing all the loot in the game. The key to the souls games is a slow and steady pace and trying your hardest to separate enemies so you can fight them one on one.

PaleRobbie, have you checked out Lords of the Fallen? Its a much shorter game compared to the souls game but its a pretty decent souls clone. I'm surprised it took this long for souls clone games to appear.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls 2 on: November 05, 2014, 10:37:12 PM
It does make me wonder how some people claim Dark Souls 2 is easier than the previous games.
37  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 03, 2014, 08:23:22 PM
If I remember correctly, I believe they showed that your able to hide the character portraits. Perhaps that doesn't hide the whole UI, I'm not sure. Still, I'm pretty sure that you'll be able to hide most of the UI.
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 03, 2014, 08:14:08 PM
Thats a nice review you made and makes me hopeful that Bioware has listened to its fans and avoided past mistakes.

Small correction: Bioware has shown recently, in its own twitch streams, that there is a button to hide the UI. So hurray for screenshot fanatics!
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 01, 2014, 08:26:25 PM
Dragon Age 3 went gold yesterday. Bioware has confirmed that the first DLC released shall be for the Multi-Player and will be free. It will consist of extra maps and I think loot.

 Looks like they are building on their experience from ME3 MP and will continue providing free DLC for the MP of their games. That is really good news. We shouldn't have to pay $5+ for a two or 3 maps and it looks like we won't have to.

As for people disliking the women in DA 3. Well, the running joke on the BSN (Bioware's forum) is the this game's real name is Dragon Age Anaconda. The straight ladies are getting much love. lol

Here is some info on the crafting system:


Good news, you can customize the look of your companions by customizing the armor they wear.
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls 2 on: September 23, 2014, 09:23:24 PM
I forgot a smiley face and I'm just joking. For Shame. I was feeling silly and wrote a sarcastic response. Just mimicing the fanboy gut reaction to the DLC criticism. While I do feel Dark Souls 2 is superior to the original in many ways, the negative reaction to the DLC, while a bit harsh, is sort of justified. Reusing bosses is a rather lazy. And I feel like the DLC''s are gear more for Ranged Characters and you'll be punished harshly as Rob no doubt learned the hard way.

This is what I get for posting tried after coming home from work.
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls 2 on: September 22, 2014, 06:17:47 PM
Wow, turns out the lastest DLC has made Rob quit. It broke him, destroyed his will to fight. I wonder if someone who loves the DLCs could do a review because the DLCs are view quit positively on fan sites.
42  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls 2 on: September 12, 2014, 03:25:20 AM
On a recent run I found greater soul arrow. NICE

Should I upgrade my basic sorcerer's staff?

This is super late but yes you can upgrade your sorcerrer staff and it will noticably increase your spell damage. However, I like to get the lizard staff by farming the necromancers in the executioner's chariot. If it doesn't drop just exit the game and when you relog in you'll be right next to the boss fight entrance. Then just repeat till it drops.
I'd also strongly suggest upgrading your STR to 12 so you can use both the Royal Kite Shield (bought from Blacksmith in The Lost Bastille - requires items from the Iron Keep to unlock this blacksmith) and the Magic Mace (you can find this mace in the huntsman's corpse).

Early on I'd suggest using the fire longsword and 10 STR for the Silver Eagle Kite Shield bought from the armor merchant in Majula.

Buy early sorcerer spells for the merchant in the no man's wharf. Unlock the Pyromancy merchant to supplement your magic spells with fire spells asap. Once you get it, the Magic mace and Fire Longsword will serve you very well. You can literally beat the game with them though you might want to invest further into STR/Dex for better weapons.

Weapons of note: blue flame sword, moonlight greatsword, watcher's greatsword (these are either late game or new game+ weapons though)

Heck, a Large/Great Club infused with magic will do a lot of damage. A Claymore or Halberd infused with magic works almost as well. Crushing damage is just so useful vs armored opponents, you'll always want a hammer type weapon with you just in case.
43  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: August 28, 2014, 02:59:52 AM

DA: I will have multiplayer but it will have NO effect on single player and all DLC will be free. They will be going with a sort of microtransactions approach that F2P games use, in which you can buy, with real money, random chests for items.

This all sounds quite good, especially with the 20-30 miin. MP missions they are aiming for. Furthermore, your MP characters are just that, character that will have banter during missions. Essentially, you are playing as agents of inquisition.
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bloodborne on: August 20, 2014, 02:41:19 AM
This sure seems like Dark Souls in a Victorian era. Which is unbelievable awesome.
45  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: August 06, 2014, 11:09:59 AM
I've played all classes in both games on nightmare so yeah, mages are much more OP in DA:O than DA 2. All you needed was a rooting spell and Inferno (2 mages to cast both spells simultaneously) and that wiped out most encounters.

DA2 was more balanced in this regard. Mage damage was tone down significantly, the big spike damage was reserve for cross class combos. My sword and shield warrior could one shot kill groups of mooks with the cross class combo "Disperse". Also, hit chance only effected auto (basic) attacks, talents would always hit for full damage.

That said, a warrior beserker that stacked haste and attack speed would attack so fast that hit chance was irrelevant. You would obliterate enemies in seconds and then regen your stamina from having killed an enemy because warriors are awesome like that. You would be dashing from enemy to enemy, exploding them in a few hits. Mages were still useful for crowd control and healing but they were no match for the damage my beserker warrior could dish out.
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