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    @InvincibleM: To avoid the top-down blues, I suggest SotN :)
    • CommentAuthorJamie Heron
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2012 edited
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    MAYBE DARK SOULS SPOILERS, SORRY!

    @KidAnarchy: to kill the dragon that drops the Drake Sword, you can stand at the top of the stairs on the bridge in front of the dragon, shoot it, and then when it lands, run forward and hit it in the head (the Drake Sword is good for this if two-handed). You then have to run back down the stairs to dodge the bite and flame attacks the dragon will throw at you. It may take a while to do, so make sure the enemies nearest to you on the bridge are dead.

    Also, if you've come to the knight by the locked gate (this guy?) Ignore him, and move back to the chapel where you killed the really big knight with the huge shield (you killed him right?) and head up the stairs off to the side near the elevator. You can keep heading up until you reach the next boss. It sounds like you haven't rung the bell of Awakening yet. (Sorry if this is redundant).

    I hope that helps and isn't too much information, sorry if it is.
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    Game screenshots - but not the kind you've used to. Wow.

    http://deadendthrills.com/



  3.  (10421.404)
    Dark Souls : what Jamie said, basically (the part about the chapel, you really don't have to try to kill the red dragon :) ).
    • CommentAuthorKidAnarchy
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2012
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    Dark Souls,thanks for the help...battered a boss and did a little dance of triumph only to discover there were two...
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    Not exactly current gaming, but I've been on a point-and-click binge for a long time, since it was an era of gaming I totally missed out on for some reason. Myst, Riven, The Last Express & Journeyman 3 so far. They're all deeply satisfying little slabs of gaming, and in terms of interactive stories, each one feels genuinely innovative, even today. Gameplay may have taken some leaps and bounds in specific areas, but in-game storytelling doesn't seem to have moved on all that much since 1997! Was sad to talk to a friend who said he wouldn't even bother with games like point and clicks because there's no gunplay or other instant-feedback gameplay in them.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012
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    It's part of the reason why I think we need to evolve gaming into more categories. Everything from Tetris and Angry Birds, through Halo and Call of Duty, to Myst and World of Warcraft is branded with the same iron. And while it's true they all ARE videogames, we could do with some proper defitions to group things like we do with movies etc...

    I really don't like the current 'casual' and 'core' labelling, because it smacks of elitism rather than any actual attempt to define what they are.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012 edited
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    FINALLY got a chance to start Mass Effect 3 last night. I got exactly as far as

    The Normandy dropping you off on Mars


    before the fucking power in my apartment went out. So, you know, for all twenty minutes I got of playtime, I really liked it!

    A potentially interesting note: I ran into the "cannot recover face code" problem which I was almost sure was a PC-only problem. After a bit of raging about (I don't have a Live account, so I couldn't just download the patch), I bit the bullet and well, reconstructed the profile. To my surprise, I was actually really happy with the result. I made a conscious choice to make my Shepard look a little older, a little more suspicious, a little more tired. It's still her, but, in a variety of ways, this is not the same Shepard that I first saw on the Normandy's bridge. Hell, this isn't even the same Shepard that

    woke up on a Cerberus operating table


    My Shepard belongs at the end of the universe in a way she didn't quite before. The end result is less like they got a different actress to fill in for the third act, and more like that actress had aged a few years between shoots. It's the difference between Mark Hammil in A New Hope and Mark Hammil in Jedi.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012
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    @Anchorbread - the issue is that if you import from ME1 to ME2 and make no changes to the face, ME3 can't import it. Don't think they have patched that yet anyway. I did what you did and just built her again. It helped that I'd been finished off the ME2 DLC the day before, so I had a pretty clear idea what she looked like.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012
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    Yeah, I had just finished 2 the day before, as well, and I was partially basing her appearance on a school friend, so I had some reference to work from.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012
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    I went generic Dudeshep, so I skipped that problem.

    I finished ME3 last night. I found the ending to be lackluster, but certainly not enough to make me want to call the FTC.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012
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    Huh, I don't remember having made any changes to my fem-Shep from ME1 to ME2, the only problem I had when importing to ME3 was that the hair color was a shade darker. But it's possible I just don't remember. Playing on xbox btw, if that changes it.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012
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    the issue is that if you import from ME1 to ME2 and make no changes to the face, ME3 can't import it


    Sigh...great.

    You know, as a person whose Xbox isn't connected to the internet, I hate feeling like game companies are rushing through the development of games, almost outright ignoring bug checks and fixing it with the DLC. And that just pisses me off.
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    i had that same problem for a year until i got my 360 online. its really frustrating and i dont think they really give a shit about non-online players for the most part
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012
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    That's absolutely the case; they assume everybody is wired in and has an HD tv. When I was playing ME2 on my standard def TV, I couldn't read the menus because my screen just didn't have the resolution to display them correctly.
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012 edited
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    Just out of interest, why aren't your Xboxes connected to the net?
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    mine is now since i had to replace the old one and now have the slim w wifi. the old one was in a pain in the ass place to get wires to/from my router and i wasnt about to drop $100 on a proprietary wifi nub or completely tear apart my entertainment set up
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012 edited
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    Right now my Xbox is not in an area where it's able to be connected to the internet (our router is in my room, whereas the xbox is in the HDTV in my living room). I'll probably have to get a wifi adapter, but at the moment I don't want to pay the $100 or so.
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    Man, getting AT&T Uverse really simplified the XBOX Live thing for me, since all the Uverse boxes are net accessible. You just run ethernet cable from the XBOX to the Uverse box. Done. Don't even need the WiFi. Made everything so much simpler.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012
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    95% of the time the bug you've found that's annoying you WAS found by the game testers, and the programmers DID want to fix it, but there was either no time or no money to do so.

    We get as beat up about our stuff going out broken as the players do, probably even more so.

    To be fair to Bioware it IS quite an edge case, and the first game did go out through a completely different publisher (that means most of the people that tested the first one probably never went anywhere near the others in a testing capacity), so it's quite easy for that one to have slipped through.

    (Sorry, I just get the 'do they even test these things?' and 'lol, lazy coders' a lot and it pushes a personal berserk button... hehe)