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Signed On May 29, 2003, 02:16
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News Comments > Game Reviews
23. Re: Game Reviews Oct 5, 2014, 01:26 PHJF
 
The design of the game seems to lean towards hardcore, where they tried to make you feel as hopeless as possible.

And then you get the flamethrower?
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Trailers
9. Re: Alien: Isolation Trailers Oct 4, 2014, 14:07 PHJF
 
Kedyn wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 12:02:
Do you have a link to the video?

http://www.twitch.tv/gametrailers/b/574620476
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Trailers
6. Re: Alien: Isolation Trailers Oct 4, 2014, 12:00 PHJF
 
I watched somebody play for the first hour and it looked bad. Slow as hell (mission: get dressed), bunch of pointless quicktime events (seriously? mashing X repeatedly three times in a row to pull a lever?), and the thing I'm most sick of in gaming, a bunch of fucking writing all over every wall. As if people have nothing better to do in a crisis than spraypaint cryptic messages left and right.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
21. Re: Game Reviews Oct 3, 2014, 17:14 PHJF
 
Gametrailers says there is a chunk of the game during which there is no Alien, and the enemy is instead a bunch of androids. W. T. F.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2014, 09:27 PHJF
 
because there have been utility guys spray-painting the street for weeks to show where the water mains and such are buried, as apparently Consolidated Edison is going to be replacing all the gas lines soon, so we may be living that soothing jackhammer life for the foreseeable future.

They've been doing just that to the major five-lane road near me for months now. I hope you get settled in for the long haul.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 2, 2014, 09:25 PHJF
 
I tried Ultra textures on my poor 2GB GTX760.

Boy did that hurt.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 1, 2014, 19:42 PHJF
 
Well PSNow should theoretically be leaving beta soon...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: What it takes to make a cup of coffee in space Oct 1, 2014, 17:47 PHJF
 
Creston wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 15:34:
My guess would be:

1) Rocket
2) Fuel
3) Launch Facility
4) Cup
5) Coffee beans
6) Coffee machine
7)... duct tape?

How'd you forget water?
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released
72. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released Oct 1, 2014, 09:06 PHJF
 
FYI, I just found out the "HD Texture Pack" requires download of a DLC in addition to the regular install. It's a 3.7GB download.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/311670/?snr=1_5_9__205
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released
71. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released Oct 1, 2014, 08:54 PHJF
 
I've noticed that after killing SOME captains, instead of seeing their heads on pikes at the Sauron's Army screen, it shows them simply lying on the ground.  
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released
54. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released Sep 30, 2014, 22:06 PHJF
 
Whoever said it was easy though, whew. I have been killed a bunch and gotten a bunch of nobody orc fodder guys promoted to captains.

I've come close to dying a handful of times (mostly from poison) but haven't yet, and I'm currently working my way through the warchiefs. It's very easy to simply run away if health gets low, and since healing herbs are scattered virtually everywhere, it takes all of two seconds to be back at full health.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released
38. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released Sep 30, 2014, 14:12 PHJF
 

Anyway back on topic, is anyone actually playing? The reviews seem to indicate that the game falls a bit flat once you start seeing repetition in the Nemesis system but I'm interested in some hands on experiences.

It's Assassin's Creed and Arkham City in a roughly 50/50 mix. The world structure and traversal straight from Creed, the combat straight from Arkham. It's no more or less.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released
24. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released Sep 30, 2014, 13:21 PHJF
 
You know you need to worry when Huber over at Gametrailers complains a game is too easy... and there are no difficulty settings.

Player starts out as a god, and only get stronger from there.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 30, 2014, 08:37 PHJF
 
I doubt Chris Pratt has pictures of his dick on his phone.  
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass Trailer
15. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass Trailer Sep 30, 2014, 08:35 PHJF
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 30, 2014, 05:20:
Ceribaen wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 22:58:

Lore-wise I think it'll make your blood boil if you think too much about it.

Yeah I dont get it. With all the events that took place during the first and second age, you would think that someone would have the balls to use some of that rich lore and those heroic characters instead of making up some random dude and inserting him into the gaps of the storyline...

And then you lose access to the trove of characters who've made LotR so popular. Anyways while this is certainly a standalone affair, in the end it is technically a tie-in with the movies. The setting could have been forced on Monolith.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass Trailer
5. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass Trailer Sep 29, 2014, 22:44 PHJF
 
Who in the heck is the main character guy? A Dúnedain like Aragorn? And when does this even take place?

He is a Ranger in Gondor, and the story takes place during Sauron's return to power before the events of Lord of the Rings.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 29, 2014, 21:25 PHJF
 
nin wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 09:16:
I'd like to thank amazon for shipping Mordor early...


Except they shipped it from arizona instead of kansas, ensuring there's no way in hell I'll get it early.

Just got my key from GMG!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
34. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 29, 2014, 12:36 PHJF
 
It's all hard coded and you'd have to decompile. The modkit release date is "some time after release."  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
31. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 29, 2014, 09:34 PHJF
 
Charisma is only required for a few of the companions. Some of them will not join your party unless you have, between all characters, at least 25 Charisma. The majority of them can be recruited regardless.

The most important thing is just having Combat Initiative at 12+, any lower than 12 and everybody else acts first which is really really bad for you.

I always initiate combat with my sniper, so while the enemy always goes first, they spend their turn almost exclusively moving (because the AI is so fucking awful). You can actually Ctrl+click to select individual party members, so you can have all long-range characters basically kill one enemy while initiating combat. I focused almost exclusively on getting AP for every character; in the end game, all the weapons use more AP than earlier variants.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
27. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 29, 2014, 00:12 PHJF
 
Played through on Seasoned with Blunt/Sniper/Shotgun/Pistol main characters with the inevitable Angela on AR and a Sniper and Blade filling out the roster. I added Energy to one of my snipers midgame and Heavy to my shotgunner. At no point did I feel like I seriously fucked up and needed to restart, and that was with having several crossover skills between my characters and my companions.

Shotguns are completely useless until you realize you can fine tune the cone by holding Ctrl, and then they're only slightly better than completely useless. Pistols start out OK (as there are 3AP variants in early game) but fall far behind in the end. All melee skills start out terrible but are fair to great after the mid game (at least when they crit). Energy weapons are useful start to finish and benefit from using the same ammo throughout the game (all other weapon ammo goes through tiers except for shotgun and energy). SMGs are middling at the outset but far outpaced by ARs by mid game. Sniper rifles are good throughout.

As for ammo, as long as you stick to taking burst shots with high hit chances you shouldn't have a problem using heavy weapons. I never had issues with money or ammo. Vendors restock their wares (and their scrap) routinely, so you can't run out. Relying on expensive explosives too often or using too many medpacks (there are multiple healers throughout the game, and they are most often free to use as often as needed) are really the only ways to screw yourself over equipment wise.

It's also necessary to get armor on everyone as the only enemies with energy weapons are at the very end of the game.
 
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