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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2014
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    South Park: The Stick of Truth is pretty fun. Assuming one likes South Park. It's endlessly self-referential, the humor is ultra-crude (the magic in the game? all fart-based), and it features the one fictional character I hate so much I want to cry (I know Cartman's supposed to be unlikable, but holy shit sometimes he's even worse than the racist foul-mouthed sociopath he is in most episodes. Sometimes you watch "Scott Tenorman Must Die" and feel bad the rest of the week). But the gameplay is enjoyable, and I'm typically bored by turn-based RPGs. And it looks exactly like the show; for some reason, it just blows my mind.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2014
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    Stick of Truth looks really fun, but the lack of a female option during character creation is really bugging me.
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    The problem with that is that it's South Park. Being true to the show and the personalities of the characters means you're playing a young boy. As a rule I like gender fairness in games but in this case all the character interactions would change if the main character could be a girl.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2014
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    Re: gender in Stick of Truth.
    Agreeing w/ James, for sure, but interestingly there's tons of collectible wigs and makeup to make your character look like a girl (since you're a South Park kid, really the only way to tell boys from girls is clothing and hair). And honestly, I'd rather not have yet another bullshit reason for Cartman to be a dick to my character.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2014
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    Soooo I finally bought Rust. Have myself a little shack with lots of raw materials and bullets stashed away. Would anyone like to play with me on the UK4 server?
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2014
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    It was suggested to me that I pick up Remember Me, which is free on PSN right now. Gave it a whirl for about an hour or so.

    ...and it's pretty good, actually. VERY well written. A nice mix of Mass Effect, Deus Ex, and Aeon Flux. Beautiful setting and really does the future well. Can't say that I'm too fond of the fighting mechanics (having to rely on combos to stay alive is a pain), but otherwise it's pretty awesome.

    Also downloaded the new Tomb Raider, also free on PSN, and haven't had a chance to play it yet.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2014
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    Remember Me has a slightly overlong second act, but the third act is stunning. One of my favourites from last year.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2014
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    The combos are the only thing that make me want to put the controller down, to be honest. I switched it on easy to get the most out of the story, but if it turns in to a point where I'm swarmed every two minutes, I might need to look to see if it'll be worth it for me. Am really in love with the setting though.
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    @Oldhat

    If it's too much to actually play it, why not just watch a longplay?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2014
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    Two things that'll help you with the combo stuff:

    1) The timing is fixed, regardless of which moves you do. Learn that rhythm and you'll land them more consistently.
    2) Dodging *without holding a direction* won't break the current combo. Dodging *with* a direction does. You should only be dodging with a direction when avoiding projectiles.
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2014
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    How youre playing sounds a lot like how I am with a bunch of games so a heads up, the enemies that hurt you when you attack them is gonna ruin it for you
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2014
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    You make sure the combo you're using to hit those guys has heal followed by x2 :)
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    Dark Souls 2 super-extra-collector's edition is on its way to me. Complete with statue and everything.

    Hnnnnnnnngh.

    This is, like, the first game in a LONG while I've been truly excited about. With lots of games I'm all like "yeah that sounds like fun, I wanna play that". Dark Souls 2 is more HNNNNNGH MORE SOULS.

    From the scores I've seen (I skip the actual reviews since I don't wanna spoil a thing and I had it preordered anyway) it's gonna be goooooooood, too. Though if you have a decent rig, it's apparently recommended to go for the PC version, which comes out in April. Me, I don't have a decent gaming PC and I wanna play it now dammit, so PS3 it is.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2014
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    @flabyo, andycon, and M, thanks for the tips re: Remember Me. I'll figure something out. :)

    @twentythoughts, I still gotta get through the first one. I'm thinking that I should probably get a small, cheap, HDTV for my room so I can move my PS3 in to it. Right now I just can't play the ps3 in the living room as much as I want.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2014
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    My weekend will be mostly filled with Titanfall. Which we don't get here till Friday, which also means by the time I get to play it all the unemployed US players will be uber god prestige perked out to the max.

    Such is life.
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2014
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    Played the demo of A Wolf Among Us last night on my PS3. I loved Fables, I know Telltale can often get the job done, and I enjoyed playing it so I am dropping some money today. Art looks great and I honestly don't care if it ends up just a giant quicktime button mash through a cool story. Looking forward to it.
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    @twentythoughts and oldhat, I'll be picking up dark souls 2 on Friday still not finished one, but I will get back to it, just at the boss fog door in Anor Londo. and have a long weekend of playing games ahead of me.
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    Right, I'm a few evenings deep into Shadowrun Returns' Dragonfall and some of my pals have finished it. I'm still loving it to pieces, enough to write this embarrassing nostalgia piece.
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    @Vandalhandle

    You are officially at the hardest part of the game, enjoy.
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    @vandalhandle There's no shame in grabbing yourself a summon sign or two. I swear Dark Souls boss battles are designed for more than one player.