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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
16. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 11:24 Verno
 
WaltC wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 11:18:
I find it disturbing because nothing is more boring to me than cartoon, pretend romances in a 3d RPG. Hopefully, this is something that can be easily bypassed completely. Ugh. Dime romance novels are everywhere...not needed inside 3d games, too.

You have to actually seek it out (its marked pretty clearly in conversations) so don't worry about it, safely ignored.

If you want to see scary sometime, look at the feedback forum on the Bioware boards. People get weird and fanatical about the romance stuff, its disturbing. I remember David Gaider saying that they started restricting race options for that stuff because the writing team has serious concerns about child molesters who kept petitioning them.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
12. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 11:12 Verno
 
It's a Bioware game with the usual Bioware romance stuff going on. You can safely ignore it if you find it creepy. I've never understood the dating simulator stuff but apparently people like it.  
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News Comments > Street Fighter V Confirmed
2. Re: Street Fighter V Confirmed Dec 8, 2014, 10:58 Verno
 
These apparently still sell in the millions, I had no idea.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
9. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 10:54 Verno
 
Sho wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 10:50:
That sounds pretty sweet. Speaking of the lore though, do you think it'd be a problem that I sat out DA2?

Not really, just get a plot summary online and if you want to then fill out a few choices on Dragon Age Keep if you want to. You should check that site for your world state stuff from DA:O by the way, some people got like 10 hours in then found out their world state wasn't imported which has gotta suck. Check your choices, make any that are missing and then click the export to DA:I thing.

If you're really committed then you can burn through DA2 in like 15 hours if you don't do any sidequests though personally I don't think its worth bothering. The gist of it is Mages and Templars got into big fight in Kirkwall, now there's war blah blah blah start of DA:I happens a year after that.
 
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News Comments > Game Awards 2014 Winners
51. Re: Game Awards 2014 Winners Dec 8, 2014, 10:43 Verno
 
Looking at the list I never did check out Valiant Hearts: The Great War, I gotta get to that.

Shadow of Mordor is not surprising at all I guess. Far Cry 4 either, most shooters this year were pretty underwhelming. All in all we had a few standouts but it was a pretty disappointing year. Watch_Dogs and Destiny were big letdowns IMO. Same with DriveClub.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
6. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 10:39 Verno
 
Sho wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 10:35:
Verno wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 10:31:
It's a pretty good game in some ways and I suspect people who waited for the first patch will have a better time with it. If you really wanted another Dragon Ages: Origins, well this is not that. If you don't mind something sorta in between Origins and DA2 then this is certainly worth picking up. Many games deliver a lot less for $60 and even if you just did the main quest you'll get your moneys worth.

Thanks! So I guess if I prepare myself to resist any completionist tendencies and play it more like an adventure game for the main storyline I'd be good.

Sounds similar to Mass Effect 1 with its endless cut-and-paste side missions (all of which I played unfortunately ...).

Exactly. Do some of the collection stuff in each zone but if you go full on OCD the game gets tedious very quickly. Each zone has a quest that sorta takes you through it, those are worth doing. The companion quests you get are hit and miss, some good and some really dumb. When you start to get bored of a zone, just leave immediately and go somewhere else. The main quest line is where the game gets impressive, mixing up gameplay mechanics, storylines and compelling themes.

Also Normal is really Easy and Hard is really Normal. It's one of those things. If you want to be even remotely challenged play on Hard or Nightmare.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
4. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 10:31 Verno
 
Sho wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 10:22:
What's the verdict on this game? I kind of didn't pay attention.

It's much better than Dragon Age 2 but not quite as good as Origins in my opinion. It depends on what you're expecting to get from it. The combat is a bit of a mixed bag and more simplistic, something akin to an action RPG and an MMO now. There is a huge amount of timesink MMO collection stuff in the game. The art design is top notch and the areas are well designed for the most part (fuck the Forbidden Oasis and Exalted Plains) and once you get past the MMO shit there are a few cool short dungeons to check out. The main story line is roughly 50 hours long, assuming you don't do the collection shit. If you spend a lot of time on that then you're clocking in closer to 80+ hours. Where the game really shines is the main storyline, its very well done and has a lot of interesting choice/consequences. The companion cast is pretty good but not as memorable as Origins IMO. The interface is terrible for just about everything, very much designed for consoles there and I can't say anything good about it.

It's a pretty good game in some ways and I suspect people who waited for the first patch will have a better time with it. If you really wanted another Dragon Ages: Origins hardcore oldschool CRPG, well this is not that. If you don't mind something sorta in between Origins and DA2 then this is certainly worth picking up. Many games deliver a lot less for $60 and even if you just did the main quest you'll get your moneys worth.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
2. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 10:20 Verno
 
Good, the PC is the platform that needs the most attention.  
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News Comments > Game Awards 2014 Winners
49. Re: Game Awards 2014 Winners Dec 8, 2014, 08:54 Verno
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 7, 2014, 23:17:
It's a good game, better than Origins in world design, combat and aesthetics. Worse than Origins in story, depth and quests. It depends on what you're into and what your expectations are. It's definitely a good game that's worth picking up. I hate giving anything scores but if I had to then I would give it an 8 out of 10.

I've beaten the whole thing so if you have any specific questions feel free to ask, I'm pretty well 'learned' on the game now.

I tend to agree with your points on Inquisition vs Origins. There is a lot of pointless filler content in both games but I think Inquisition has a bigger focus on it. I like the flow of combat better in Inquisition but I prefer the camera from Origins. Origins is more challenging, Inquisition is too forgiving for my tastes. The user interface in Inquisition is straight up bullshit compared to Origins. The Inquisition storyline gets too bogged down in politics and the weird narrative push towards elven stuff is a bit weird at this stage. Origins is more straight forward and cliched but ultimately more relatable and enjoyable.

Also I keep seeing people refer to Inquisitions as an open world game but is certainly not one and I wouldn't compare it to Skyrim for that reason. Big instanced zones != open world. The NPCs don't have any real AI by comparison, Inquisition has no attached world space and about the only thing it shares in common with Skyrim are those basic quests everyone dislikes. Comparing them does neither game any favors, they're both good and bad at various things.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
42. Re: Into the Black Dec 5, 2014, 15:18 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 5, 2014, 14:11:
Verno wrote on Dec 5, 2014, 09:11:
I have no idea what to make of that but if it isn't rated R I'm not interested. Hollywood has totally watered down movies in recent years and I'm tired of comic book violence and quick jump cut edits.

Yeah, I agree. There are a bunch of movies that would have been better as 'R': Avatar, Edge of Tomorrow, The Wolverine, The Dark Knight, etc, etc. This one too. But it won't be. Definitely knocks it down a notch in interest, even while I felt the trailer showed the movie had potential.

There's a great bit on videosift about Jackie Chan movies and a lot of it is applicable to mistakes that studios and American action directors keep making. It's not even a case of old being better than new, techniques being used now just make for a poor viewing experience. In many cases its almost like its being done on purpose so that the product is watered down enough to satisfy the ratings boards. Most of the action franchises started to suck right when they went from R to PG, both commercially and critically. The only saving grace is often unrated versions or re-edited versions that get sold in foreign markets. I know some people like them but I find many of the new comic book movies the epitomy of watered down filmmaking.

North American audiences suck to be honest, we have the most bullshit hypocrisies. Lots of guns! Lots of violence! No blood! No swearing! Those are bad! Lots of skin, lingerie and sexual overtones but no T&A!
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Steep Specs Revealed
36. Re: Dying Light Steep Specs Revealed Dec 5, 2014, 14:40 Verno
 
It's a bad argument in the first place. High spec requirements don't necessarily mean a game is pushing hardware, Dead Rising 3 is a good example of that.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
41. Re: Game Reviews Dec 5, 2014, 12:40 Verno
 
There's tons of areas that were clearly intended to be quest hubs where you can see they just ran out of time too. The Exalted Plains alone has like 3 huge, almost empty forts with a single quest. Shame that they couldn't take an extra 6 months and really polish this game to perfection. I wonder what sales were like because EA is being pretty quiet about it and it went up against some tough competition. The extra time might've made sense.  
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News Comments > Leaked Street Fighter V Trailer Suggests PC/PS4 Exclusive
8. Re: Leaked Street Fighter V Trailer Suggests PC/PS4 Exclusive Dec 5, 2014, 10:42 Verno
 
Plus even if it were true many people here would pick it up on the PC. That's what frustrated people more about the TR thing.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2014, 10:28 Verno
 
Prez wrote on Dec 5, 2014, 10:27:
Who gets to declare it's "National Whatever" day? And why should I just take their word for it? Every day is "National Something-Or-Other" Day and I am kind of tired of it.

Today is National Prez Day!

Actually that's more like...any day theres a Steam sale
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 5, 2014, 10:19 Verno
 
The irony of Sony the champions of the rootkit being hacked so thoroughly is pretty amusing.  
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News Comments > Leaked Street Fighter V Trailer Suggests PC/PS4 Exclusive
6. Re: Leaked Street Fighter V Trailer Suggests PC/PS4 Exclusive Dec 5, 2014, 10:15 Verno
 
Bundy wrote on Dec 5, 2014, 09:56:
Microsoft does this with Tomb Raider and the internet explodes. Sony does it with Street Fighter and nobody gives damn.

Pretty quick to jump to the double standards thing at comment #4 in the thread. The story was posted an hour ago and isn't even confirmed yet. It is probably just timed exclusivity like Tomb Raider anyway and North American audiences care more about TR than they do about SF I would wager.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 5, 2014, 09:27 Verno
 
Apparently the new Street Fighter game is exclusive to PS4/PC. No idea if this timed or not.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
31. Re: Into the Black Dec 5, 2014, 09:11 Verno
 
I have no idea what to make of that but if it isn't rated R I'm not interested. Hollywood has totally watered down movies in recent years and I'm tired of comic book violence and quick jump cut edits.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $65M
58. Re: Star Citizen at $65M Dec 4, 2014, 15:24 Verno
 
panbient wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 15:45:
As for the console game thing, I remember paying over $100 (Canadian) for Final Fantasy 3 when it came out on SNES, and pretty sure Doom64 ran for like $129 when it released.

Dude there were so few copies of FF3 printed that my brother and I made our poor mother drag us around 3 different towns looking for it. We finally tracked it down at some dodgy ass pawn shop type store, the guy only had 1 and we paid $140 for it. Better believe we played that thing for like 100 hours hahaha.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex "Dawn" Engine Revealed; DX Universe Clarified
2. Re: Deus Ex Dec 4, 2014, 15:08 Verno
 
Go easy on the orange filter this time guys  
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