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    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2011
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    Not unless you want them to try and kill you. You can shout them down sometimes if your "Persuade" is high enough. Haven't played it in a while though.
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    Hmm. Maybe I'll get them back by taking their weapons and sending them into the hoard of baddies naked.
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    I found Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet pretty easy in the demo I played, with my deaths being due to screwing around learning rather than actual "I'm gonna die!" challenge. What I played is from start through first boss fight, though, which was confirmed to be the same demo you'll be seeing on XBLA when the game hits. I loved what I played, though, and found it nicely accessible.

    Next article posted- Quarrel. Think a combination of Risk and Scrabble. The presentation is a bit too family-friendly for my tastes but the gameplay was gold.
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    @Birds_Use_Stars: That's what I did to Sten! Except I can't even be assed to take him into battle, he just stands around in his undies, with a helmet on his head, a great improvement.
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2011
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    @Tango Charlie -- The city is based on New Orleans this time, and they did make a solid effort to differentiate the setting from the first Empire City. There are grimy parts, but there are also some very nice and relatively clean areas, like the obvious French Quarter-inspired zone, with its cheerful lighting and ample plantlife. There's also some bayou-esque areas which are fun. Later on, you do open up a zone that's still ripped apart from "the recent flood" (aka Hurricane Katrina), which is pretty broken up -- bit it makes sense that its like that. So there are grimy areas, but there are nicer areas, and there isn't the omnipresent miasma of urban decay that the first game had.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2011
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    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2011
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    @RenThing - the existence of PR blacklists in the industry is something I've long suspected to be happening, but it's hard to ever get conclusive proof it happens.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2011
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    Well, the author of the article pretty much says it happens, it just doesn't happen so blatantly.
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2011
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    Finished the "good" storyline of inFamous 2. Very fun, and some interesting plot twists.

    By the by, is there anyone else on here who plays Dynasty Warriors 7? I've been a big fan of the series for years, and the latest version is the best yet.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2011
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    @IsaacSher - I'm loving Dyn7, especially as Dyn6 was so poor. I'm going for the full 1000 gamerscore on it, but I'm at the point where I have to grind conquest mode for another 10 hours to get every character to max level, so I'm just playing it a bit at a time now.

    Made me go back and start reading Three Kingdoms again as well, only got about as far as the death of Liu Bei last time I tried. It's Moss Roberts huge unabridged translation. Just past the battle of Chi Bi in it (chapter 47! of 200 odd!)

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