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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Brian SD, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    Damn look so good!!!!! fuuuck
    I wonder if I should get the CE now and start from the beginning... anyone think price will drop below $99 at a later date?
     
  2. word

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    Naw, you'll wanna play the new one right away. Read wiki or whatever to get yourself up to date with the SC/BW story.




    Also, does anybody else think some of the new zerg music sounds very inspired by Hans Zimmers Joker theme?
     
  3. gettoasty

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    Yo I read that there are going to release later series in order to continue the campaign, or do I just spend $60 and have the whole game ready to play?

    Any news about possible expansion similar to BW?
     
  4. celery

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    It's being released in three installments, one for each race (and one year between each, but we'll see, it's Blizzard afterall).

    The one being released this month is the Terran campaign with full multiplayer capabilities of course. And some goodies, the only ones really worth anything in game are the custom decals and the collectors Thor unit. Everything else is fluff.

    SC2 has been tuned for pro e-sports, and you can feel it when you play. I played during both phases of the Beta (3v3 Diamond rank 2), and I won't be buying the retail version at release. The campaign won't be worth $60, and I won't have the time to dedicate to playing online.

    Word of warning, if you got sucked in to SC1 and it took over your life, then get ready to have SC2 do it to you all over again.
     
  5. word

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    The one coming out tuesday is the whole game. It is the terran campaign + multiplayer. The other 2 following releases are zerg and protoss campaigns and will probably be marketed as expansion packs. Dunno much else, I haven't been following the hype in order to avoid spoilers.
     
  6. mickey711

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    Starcraft 2 looks awesome. It's been a while since I've played an RTS. I didn't get Tiberian Twilight because of the mixed reviews it received and my experience playing the last C&C (ugh), so I'm hoping SC2's going to live up to the hype.


    I bought Splinter Cell Convictions last week, and although it's a rather short game - I finished it in a day or two - the gameplay's very enjoyable, similar to MGS' but more accessible. It was also a reminder that I have to upgrade my computer - the lagging that occurs in the more action-heavy sequences is nigh unbearable [​IMG]
     
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    rofl, sry Im not one of these stats-trolls usually, but that's nothing on the on the only map you could play.

    SC2 is online in asia now btw, lurkers may come with the zerg campaign ..
     
  8. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    I am building a desktop from the ground up. As it will be used partly for video games I will post updates as I consider / acquire new components... Any input is appreciated.

    Thought I was starting with an amd x4 965 black, but instead am leaning towards the 6 core.

    Progress has been well documented in the General forum, but a quick update in here.

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    Trying to decide on GPU... 5770 with the possibility of a second one being added for crossfire, 5830, or 5850 in terms of bang for the buck.
     
  9. GQgeek

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    Just finished FFXIII. The graphics were great and some of the CG cutscenes were really sick when projected to 104". That said, the story didn't captivate me like FFVII did, which is my benchmark. The villian was very bland. I never really cared about the characters. Sazh, Snow and Hope were just annoying most of the time, especially sazh, whom I never used once after I could choose my own battle team. The opposite was true in 7, which had what was quite possibly the best villian in a video game, ever. When Sephiroth kills Aeris you're like omg you motherfucker! But you can't help liking the guy because he's such a badass. And the cutscene when he razes the entire village was pretty iconic. Nothing like that in 13.

    I also found 13 a little too easy. There was only one really tough fight in the game, and that was barthandalus #2. The final series of fights were super easy, but maybe that was b/c I spent a few hours farming gil and upgrading all my weapons and finishing the crystarium, anticipating a bigger challenge at the end based on how tough Barthandalus was the second time you fought him.
     
  10. Dr Huh?

    Dr Huh? Senior member

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    I haven't played this game, but it looks very cool:

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  11. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    It is very cool. My "game of the year" so far and the best Xbox game I've played since Braid.
     
  12. XenoX101

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    I don't know, I didn't mind Braid but I felt the gameplay was a little lacking, the idea was fantastic and the art direction made it hard not to fall in love with, but it was more of a story than it was a game. I rarely got stuck in the levels and found the puzzles followed a sort of expected curvature of slowely gaining abilities, I think as far as gameplay is concerned it paled in comparison to say paper mario for Wii which always kept me guessing, had a fantastic physics engine that I could play with all day, and was somewhat difficult. I still enjoyed Braid, but not as much as I was expecting to, given the rave reviews.
     
  13. breakz

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    I don't know, I didn't mind Braid but I felt the gameplay was a little lacking, the idea was fantastic and the art direction made it hard not to fall in love with, but it was more of a story than it was a game. I rarely got stuck in the levels and found the puzzles followed a sort of expected curvature of slowely gaining abilities, I think as far as gameplay is concerned it paled in comparison to say paper mario for Wii which always kept me guessing, had a fantastic physics engine that I could play with all day, and was somewhat difficult. I still enjoyed Braid, but not as much as I was expecting to, given the rave reviews.

    Did you get all the puzzle pieces? I remember that beating the levels was easy, while collecting all the puzzle pieces was the game's real challenge.
     
  14. javyn

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    I am really enjoying TES Oblivion. Once I'm done with that, I look forward to trying Fallout 3.

    Since they are dated, they both run great on my Geforce 9500 GT, 1 gig 128bit ddr2.
     
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    I think you may find it kind of lame going straight from Oblivion to Fallout 3, but who knows. It kind of felt like an addon pack with a different story etc. to me. I tried starting another playthrough but couldn't get into it again... maybe I should sell it.
     
  16. Reggs

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    I could not get into Fallout 3. The world just isn't charming, and I'm a huge post-apocalyptic fan. The combat system changes seem to make the game more tedious than strategic, and the textures are just awful.

    A lot of people love it though, so do try.
     
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    I really liked it at first, but having played (broken IMO) Oblivion I went straight to the strategy guides for my build, and then ended up way too powerful. I killed the last guy with one shot, etc. Plus I feel compelled to gather every bit of scrap metal in the whole world to trade in for money I can never spend, etc. Wish I could become a more casual player of that type of game. Then again, I found it fun and it's probably better that I don't replay it over and over, since it is ultimately fruitless.
     
  18. Hazad

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    I've been being completely lame and playing EQemu (paging GQgeek and Piobaire) recently. It's nice considering it's free (download the torrent of EQ and no sub fee) and some of the custom servers are pretty neat considering all of the work the devs put into it.

    And if you're feeling like a hardcore masochist, there is Project 1999 which is EQ as it existed in 1999. It will be updated this Oct to Kunark and then in another year or so to Velious and then no more expansions, but right now it is completely vanilla with a level 50 cap and extreme grinding to hit the cap. Needless to say, I'm on a custom server since I have limited playtime.
     
  19. amd123

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    yea oblivion is awesome. [​IMG]
     
  20. AR_Six

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    Halfway through Mass Effect 2 and it's nice to be not at all disappointed with an RPG made these days.
     

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