Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Pure Luck

Real Name Pure Luck   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname MoreLuckThanSkill
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description More Luck Than Skill.
Homepage http://
Signed On Mar 31, 2009, 18:40
Total Comments 2002 (Senior)
User ID 54863
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2015, 20:01 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Slashman wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 19:22:

Chris Roberts has always been a very good seller of ideas. He sold the idea of Wing Commander to a publisher with NOTHING to show for it. No working code, no concept art etc.

Exactly, a lot of us have been saying things to that effect since the beginning; also the obvious extension: the project is simply too big to be plausible. I'm just glad that Derek Smart wrote that article, I'm assuming he has more media pull than random semi-anonymous people on bluesnews.

At first I was wildly amused about people spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on virtual goods in Star Citizen, now I'm just depressed for their eventual financial and emotional(?) losses.

I'm still sticking by my original opinion: some day this will be a very interesting case study for a Psychology/Psychiatry program somewhere. It'll be famous, like the Stanford Experiment or the Stockholm Syndrome. Roberts Regret, maybe? Sly Citizen? Something catchy, definitely.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2015, 19:01 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
That's a very interesting article, and it presents an honest view of Star Citizen/current Kickstarter nonsense. Don't disregard it just because Derek Smart wrote it.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Jul 3, 2015, 10:04 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I agree, Broforce is great!

Like a slapstick Contra, basically.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Swords Coast Legends Stream Today
9. Re: Swords Coast Legends Stream Today Jul 2, 2015, 20:44 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Quinn wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 17:49:
I'm an entirely different gamer than you guys with entirely different hopes and fears. Personally, I fear the focus is in fact too much on the multiplayer / player designed stuff. My hope is that the campaign is awesome, stuffed full with deep lore about anything R.A. Salvatore and Drizzt. An earlier stream pleased me greatly, with references to Wulfgar and Deudermont.

I'm more in line with your opinion; I'm also hoping for a decent to good single player campaign. Multiplayer in these games is usually a crapshoot at best.

That said, I cannot tolerate Twitch streams, and I'll be waiting for some actual late development/retail gameplay + reviews.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jul 2, 2015, 20:40 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Fallout is the best Nuclear War Story ever told... if you've never read a single novel in your life.

That said, I love the Fallout series, and will probably buy Fallout 4 after the first major patch.

 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Baldur's Gate Countdown Timer
10. Re: Baldur's Gate Countdown Timer Jun 29, 2015, 14:28 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Icewind wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 12:11:

You must not follow news, because this has been known since January. Everyone knew about the BG 1.5 game since Beamdog discussed it in an interview.

So basically, tl;dr version: They can do what they do in BG2 and just lock you into any level they want. Might even just import your character state/name/colors and you'll have to re-jigger your stats to fit the adjusted level.

OR, more than likely, they'll just start you at 9 and the adventure's XP totals will be low enough so that you'll be lucky to hit 11.

Well, I admit to not following up on most of Beamdog's news; I found the Enhanced Editions to be less than spectacular, at least the last time I had them installed.

Still, however they handle it, it seems like there is not much space there for character progression.

Anyway this was another announcement to an announcement, I guess we'll see what their plan is in due time.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Baldur's Gate Countdown Timer
6. Re: Baldur's Gate Countdown Timer Jun 28, 2015, 18:40 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Bridge the gap between BG and BG2? What? That's all of like... one-two levels?

I thought these guys were going to attempt to make BG3 at some point?
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Killing Floor 2 Content Plans
6. Re: Killing Floor 2 Content Plans Jun 27, 2015, 17:43 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Xero wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 17:33:
I want this game but I refuse to buy early access games as it's like alpha/beta testing with $$$. Hopefully this gets out of early access soon.

I bought this game on early access (plus the minor sale) on Steam already, based on the strength of their past games, but I completely understand your reluctance.

Wait 5-6 months for retail, and it should be great. It's already very polished with some minor bugs in the current EA version, but only 4 classes of course and limited weapons.

Tripwire has a ton of money collected already so they should have no problem finishing the game without additional EA purchases. Hopefully!
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > XCOM2 E3 Trailer
6. Re: XCOM2 E3 Trailer Jun 25, 2015, 18:51 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 18:24:

Games like Syndicate, XCom, and Mechwarrior all had it. What other modern games allow this?

I don't know if you'd consider them "modern" anymore, but the Silent Storm series was turn based, 6 person party with classes and a wide assortment of weapons... great games.

Soldiers of Anarchy, another mostly unknown classic, real time like Syndicate and utterly insane in the number of vehicles and weapons available. Pretty short campaign with terrible voice acting, but what can you do? Not to be confused with any DayZ mods, I'm talking about the 2002 small squad RTS.

SoA dropped off the face of the planet, and it's not on gog, but Silent Storm is.

It's definitely not a well selling genre though, until the recent X-Com remake.

 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Expansion Details; Patch Plans
15. Re: Pillars of Eternity Expansion Details; Patch Plans Jun 25, 2015, 16:02 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Looks like a lot of good changes, but yes, Pillars of Eternity (at least currently) is not nearly as good as BG2 was, although I find it superior to unmodified IWD1 or 2 overall.

The rest mechanic... needs to be modded out. It adds nothing to the enjoyment of the game. I'm waiting for this patch and the expansion to come out before I play through again though. I think at least one mod already out there removes this though? I haven't checked in awhile.

Health/Endurance mechanic, is ok, I guess. I got used to it but I think I prefer old style hp with in combat heals.

The game would probably also be improved by having Per-Rest Spells change to Per Encounter spells at a much faster rate, but they probably set up this system to be able to support PoEt2, so I can understand the current cut off points.

I actually liked the combat mechanics, even a few patches back vanilla version, but with the new stealth changes the game will be dramatically improved.

I already paid for the "first" expansion, and yeah, I agree, it'll be lame if that only counts for this Part 1 of X expansion chunks.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III Kanai's Cube Revealed
17. Re: Diablo III Kanai's Cube Revealed Jun 24, 2015, 21:14 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 18:56:
Act 3 was just released, and they're looking at Act 4 coming with the full release before the end of the year... It's taken longer than they anticipated, sure, but the scope of the game has also about tripled compared to what they pitched in the Kickstarter. Five years isn't bad at all when the first half of that was only a handful of ex-Titan Quest devs working in their spare time, dwindling down to the one main guy before finally getting the funds they needed to make it happen. It's already a very good game, and has been since it was made available through Early Access.

I know, Grim Dawn is one of my few Kickstarters, and I've played the alpha/beta(?) a bit every now and then to see where it's at. I'm holding off now until the 'release,' and of course it's not fair to compare Grim Dawn to Diablo 3 or even PoE because of their staffing.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III Kanai's Cube Revealed
15. Re: Diablo III Kanai's Cube Revealed Jun 24, 2015, 18:06 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
No game is going to last forever; I've definitely got my money's worth from D3, and I think I've passed the point where I've played more D3 than vanilla D2. Definitely far more than Diablo 1.

I'll probably play some more D3 for awhile after 2.3.0 hits, then stop and go back to clearing out the gog/steam backlog when I get bored. Six hours of played time(to finish) Wolfenstein the old Blood, eh Steam? You got me this time!

PoE for whatever reason didn't even last as long for me, although I did level up like 10 characters in that game.(all shoddily built, no doubt, but fun builds to me.) PoE's problem is the actual fight mechanics just aren't as good as Diablo 3's.

Hopefully Grim Dawn ends up being great when it's finally finished in 2020 or so.

 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Tale of Tales Closing
68. Re: Tale of Tales Closing Jun 22, 2015, 15:59 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 15:13:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X546RqY1OBw

Ugh, even ignoring the video creator's bias, that paints a pretty terrible picture of Sunset/Tale of Tales. Nice Tweets at the end also.

 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Tale of Tales Closing
60. Re: Tale of Tales Closing Jun 22, 2015, 09:53 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Xero wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 08:51:
Don't know much about this game as I never heard of it, but a quick shot over to the Steam page and at the reviews, most are negative, lol.

Can't imagine where they went wrong either!

Basically this. I was tempted to buy it just to see what the hell the fuss was about, but there are plenty of negative Steam reviews from actual owners of the game, pointing out the basic mechanics are terrible.

Doesn't sound like a game for gamers from those player reviews; whatever that game would actually be, one would assume it would be fun to play.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Ultimate Edition
7. Re: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Ultimate Edition Jun 20, 2015, 18:26 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 18:03:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 12:50:
... This is nice and all, but one would have to assume everybody who was at all interested in SoaSE has already bought at least one version of it.

I own original Sins but nothing else. I've been waiting for this.

Congratulations on being the one person they were marketing to.

Seriously, how have you not bought Rebellion somewhere by now during any one of a dozen sales?
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Just Cause 3 Gameplay Video
6. Re: Just Cause 3 Gameplay Video Jun 20, 2015, 15:23 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
The Just Cause games always look so ridiculously fun in Youtube videos, but I just couldn't get into JC2 that much. You're practically a super hero vs a bunch of renta-cops who have zero chance against you.

JC3 seems to have completely removed the "practically" from that last sentence.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Ultimate Edition
1. Re: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Ultimate Edition Jun 20, 2015, 12:50 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
... This is nice and all, but one would have to assume everybody who was at all interested in SoaSE has already bought at least one version of it.

Where is SoaSE2, Ironclad? I can't speak for all of your fanbase, but I at least would like SoaSE2 a lot more than whatever MOBA nonsense you're probably working on right now.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jun 19, 2015, 14:40 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
That Dishonored clip is pretty skillful, but of course he's murdering hapless guards. Clear violation of the no-kill policy, whoever is in that video!

No Kill games:
Dishonored(soon to be series), Deus Ex series, Alpha Protocol

Surely everybody plays by these rules?
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Vampyr Announcement
4. Re: Vampyr Announcement Jun 19, 2015, 13:54 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Xoxotl wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 05:47:
Looks like it'll suck.

Eh? Eh? Anybody?

*ba dummm tisshh!*

*Golf clap*



More on topic, you guys are overly pessimistic for a game that's not even showing any actual gameplay yet. I bought Dontnod's earlier game, Remember Me during this Steam sale, it'll hopefully give a glimpse of where they are at, writing/design wise.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
3. Re: Overwatch Trailer Jun 18, 2015, 21:22 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
A one shot kill, hit scan sniper, with built in wallhack/heat vision? Lol.

I know this is an early build, but anybody with good aim is going to dominate with this class.

Of course all the good QWTF snipers are pretty much retired and gone so maybe it won't matter too much.
 
Avatar 54863
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
2002 Comments. 101 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo