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Homepage http://steamcommunity.com/id/fiftykyu/
Signed On Dec 11, 2012, 04:17
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News Comments > Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam
27. Re: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam Oct 22, 2014, 08:53 fiftykyu
 
Prez wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 08:01:
DaHauns wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 07:22:
Prez wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 16:24:
I bought it for $7.50 on a sale a while back, and I regret it. I barely got past the tutorial. Absolutely brutal, punishing game. I know there are people who will say things like "it really isn't that hard" but don't listen to them. It is ridiculous. I am glad there are people out there who enjoy it but unless you possess nearly inhuman reflexes, skill, and patience this masochistic game will only bring you pain.

Well...I'm going out on a limb here - did you try to beat that first BIIIG Boss, Asylum Demon? Yeah, me too. Until I realized that you don't need to - and aren't even supposed to on your first try.


Oh yeah, I spent a good hour trying to kill him the first go round before I figured out you were supposed to run past him, do some stuff, then jump on his back. That second part took another hour, until I wasn't sure that I wasn't supposed to run past him again! When I finally did kill him, the realization set in that it just took me 2 and a half hours to play through what amounts to the tutorial. UGH!!!!

When I got to that island I made the mistake of attacking the dude there, who just kept killing me and killing me. I'd spawn, and BAM! he'd be on me and I'd be dead. I tried apologizing but he wouldn't have it. I finally restarted, got all the way back there, then got my ass handed to me several dozen times by skeletons. I finally just quit, humbled and discouraged.

Ouch!

You can attack NPCs in Dark Souls, but I wouldn't recommend it to new players. At best, you miss seeing whatever they were going to do later in the game. At worst, they kill you. Later you will meet someone who can calm angry NPCs (for a fee, of course) - unless you kill him too. Then you're screwed.

Before you learn who is a "friendly" NPC and who's an enemy, try to lock on to anyone suspicious - if you can't lock on to them, that's a hint.

There's some neat treasure in that skeleton-infested area, but it's probably better to leave it for later. You could even make a suicide run for the loot, but on your first playthrough you should probably head in a different direction... If you find a guy who throws firebombs, that's the right way. If you find invincible ghosts, that's the wrong way.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam
22. Re: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam Oct 21, 2014, 18:18 fiftykyu
 
[SC]TherMight wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 13:55:
Fantastic. Good riddance GFWL.

Great game. Excited to get my saves into steam cloud and actually connect with people better with steam than that GFWL crap.

Haven't played in months so I'm undecided - copy over my GFWL saves + achievements, or forget about them and start from zero.

I've heard on PC the multiplayer has slowed down, so hopefully removing GFWL will get people playing again. Don't know if I'll try any goofy challenges or just play for fun. Should be a blast either way, Dark Souls II didn't hold my attention as long as I'd hoped. Didn't even finish the DLC stuff.

Prez wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 16:24:
nin wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 09:42:
I'd almost be tempted try this, but I doubt I'd enjoy their idea of "fun".

Maybe for $5 one day...


I bought it for $7.50 on a sale a while back, and I regret it. I barely got past the tutorial. Absolutely brutal, punishing game. I know there are people who will say things like "it really isn't that hard" but don't listen to them. It is ridiculous. I am glad there are people out there who enjoy it but unless you possess nearly inhuman reflexes, skill, and patience this masochistic game will only bring you pain.

Won't say it really isn't that hard, but I do know my reflexes and skill are mediocre at best, and I had a huge amount of fun playing it. Patience definitely helps, since you'll be dying all over town until you get the hang of the fighting. And even after you've played it to death, you can still do stupid things and die.

Early in the game, when you're generally fighting one enemy at a time, getting hit means you screwed up. So either you quit and look for a game that doesn't hate you, or keep suffering until it starts to click. Choosing a character that starts with a shield helps a lot, just don't expect it to save you in a boss fight...

One thing that I think could have been improved: some of the mechanics like the poise stat, or rolling through an attack to avoid taking damage(what??) are explained poorly or not at all. Actually, scratch that. Most of the game is explained poorly, or not at all. Once you're out of the tutorial area, you're on your own. Listen to NPCS, read item descriptions, etc. No quest markers, no checklists, just a bunch of places to explore.

If you give it another try, good luck! Obligatory praise the sun! \o/
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Expands
3. Re: Star Trek Online Expands Oct 18, 2014, 11:06 fiftykyu
 
Prez wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 10:31:
Never tried this. How is it? Is it grindy? P2W? Can I solo?

Haven't played in years, but I remember having fun flying around in spaceships shooting at, um, whatever it was. You could put different weapons on your ships or something along those lines, and have different people in your crew for some reason or other. Don't remember joining a guild or whatever they called it.

Distinctly recall not enjoying walking around on planets doing whatever you did on planets. Sorry, I guess that's not much help.

Don't remember any P2W in the game, but don't remember ever "winning" either. I do remember some Perfect World style lock boxes appearing around the time I got bored with the game, don't know where that all went, sorry...

Hmm, one final thing, there were many fan-made missions you could play, if you liked the Star Trek stuff. I assume they are still around, but couldn't tell you how to access them any more.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
3. Re: Hardware Reviews Oct 4, 2014, 11:57 fiftykyu
 
Verno wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 14:39:
I think it took a month for the 760 to appear last time so I am holding off to see what the performance is like with the 960 variant.

The 980 Ti variant is probably way more than I want to spend. 4k gaming eludes me for another year

Fortunately these things keep getting faster... If upgrading today doesn't make any sense, wait six months. Eventually you get crazy fast card performance at normal card prices...

At least, that's what I keep telling myself. With 2 hot noisy 580 cards in sli, that 980 card is so tempting... Would be nice to see something @ 20nm though.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 28, 2014, 22:10 fiftykyu
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 17:33:
Cpmartins wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 15:35:
Having a blast with Wasteland 2, baring a few bugs. What an incredibly fun RPG. A true successor to the original, one of the very first games I have ever played. Can't recommend enough.

WL2 is an excellent game, sadly there's been a couple of times where I should have picked skills more carefully for some characters.

Have to agree, Wasteland 2 is a lot of fun. Somehow I've acquired two cows and a goat, which is making the combat a bit tedious - I can't bear to see the poor things killed and keep reloading...
 
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News Comments > Steam Music Leaves Beta
4. Re: Steam Music Leaves Beta Sep 24, 2014, 22:38 fiftykyu
 
Gave this a try in the beta and discovered the Steam Music player can't play FLAC files. Guess that's either disappointing or irrelevant, depending on how you ripped your music collection.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 21, 2014, 15:30 fiftykyu
 
Was trying to ignore all the positive Wasteland 2 talk, since I really don't need any more games... Failed...

Fortunately I don't have a joystick, so it should be easier to resist Elite: Dangerous, at least for a bit longer...
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus
55. Re: Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus Sep 13, 2014, 09:12 fiftykyu
 
SlimRam wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 22:36:
I have currently 145 hours into this (seriously). I had finally earned enough to buy the GRAND DADDY super huge DELUXE Lakon Type 9 freighter! She was a BEAUT! 440 cargo capacity, shields of the GODS, the abilty to easily jump entirely across the known galaxy on a tank of gas. 3 MILLION credits to own.

I flew one mission with it and began exiting a station for a second run with my big, beautiful shiny new ship

Then I clipped the side of one of the long pylons that sticks out of the sides of some of the different stations you don't usually see and in one single flash of light and poop.

My ship was gone.

I think I died a little on the inside when I realized that I had used all of my money to buy the ship and the cargo I was currently hauling.

I didn't have enough money for the insurance to buy my ship back...

So, I saddled up in my free Sidewinder and...quietly...I headed back out into the black with my heavy heart.

To do it all over again. YES I love this game that much

Great story, makes me think of playing the X:blabla series somehow... It's not fancy videos but reading stuff like this that makes me want to buy the game.

But I'm not much of a flying game fan any more, haven't even had a joystick since the 20th century. Wonder if it's playable with the 360 controller I use for all the cheap console ports...
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Fable Anniversary
23. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Fable Anniversary Sep 13, 2014, 08:46 fiftykyu
 
El Pit wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 06:43:
Ah, whatever. Plenty of other games without consolitis on the market. Back to Divinity: Original Sin. Buy this instead of this console crap and send Microsoft and the XBone a message by doing so.

Saw some good deals on this new Fable thing, but thankfully I forgot to buy it.

But you're not kidding about Divinity: Original Sin, it's very good. Reminds me of the fun I had playing Baldur's Gate for the first time. Anyone who enjoys RPGs should give it a look - especially if you already bought it but forgot to play...
 
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Sep 11, 2014, 23:39 fiftykyu
 
Rossini wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 22:30:
At 5 bucks for the base game and 10 for the game plus DLC, is Kingdoms of Amalur worth it? and who actually gets paid since 38 Studio's has been dead for a while?

No idea who gets the money, the publisher presumably. Steam says that's 38 Studios and EA...

As for the game, I got it in a previous sale. Think it was pretty good - but somehow I only played for 15 hours. Distracted by some other game? Bored? Don't remember, unfortunately.

Probably got $10 worth of fun out of it, but can't recall enough about the game to say anything specific. Doubt I was anywhere near the DLC, either. Vague sense of low difficulty, and hmm... I do remember some text or the map or something wasn't displayed correctly @ 2560x1600 so I had to use 1920x1200. Think a lot of folks called it a single-player MMO, which sounds about right. Hopefully someone else can give you better info!
 
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News Comments > Steam Allows Multiple Game Installs
19. Re: Steam Allows Multiple Game Installs Aug 27, 2014, 21:08 fiftykyu
 
jimnms wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 20:22:
Alamar wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 10:33:
Now you can not only buy, and not play games, you can install them and not play them!
I used to do that. When I bought a game, I would install it immediately whether I intended to play it right then or not. I haven't done that in a while though. Now I install games when I'm ready to play them. My Steam directory is 475GB, and that's after uninstalling some games I don't play anymore and playing some that I had installed and removing them.

Yeah, gave up once I discovered bundles. It's hard enough remembering what games I bought the past week, let alone installing them...
 
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News Comments > Steam Allows Multiple Game Installs
15. Re: Steam Allows Multiple Game Installs Aug 27, 2014, 17:23 fiftykyu
 
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 14:52:
This is some good timing. I was just about to retire my two raid0 74gb raptors for a new samsung ssd as my gaming drive...not because either raptor that i bought in 2005 died mind you, but because they just wont die...ever...

Wow, forgot about that drive. Not much use today, but it sure was great back then. Still have mine lying around here somewhere, bet it still works too.

But enjoy the new SSD experience, if you haven't had one before! Even one of today's cheapest ones will probably blow you away...
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King
9. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King Aug 26, 2014, 17:52 fiftykyu
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 13:18:
How is the DLC integrated into DS2? Do I need to do it post game or is it all integrated?

Was going to look at the Metro Redux games, but remembered this DLC was today also...

If you played the original Dark Souls, it's a bit like entering the Artorias of the Abyss DLC area - you examine something in the world that sends you to the DLC area entrance. But very much unlike the Dark Souls 1 DLC, when you buy the Dark Souls 2 DLC a key is added to your inventory that tells you where to find said entrance. So you don't have to read a wiki or explore blindly or have a friend clue you in - for most people that's probably a big plus.

The entrance to the first DLC area "Crown of the Sunken King" is after the Black Gulch boss fight.

The entrance to the second DLC area (the one released today) "Crown of the Old Iron King" is after the Iron Keep boss fight.

Only spent five minutes in the new DLC area so far, reached the first bonfire and looked around a bit. Hope there's some NPCs you can talk to, as the "Crown of the Sunken King" was all exploring and fighting (unless I overlooked someone of course.)

If you're unsure about buying it, hmm...

Depends on what you want, I think. More places to see, more things to fight, more item descriptions to read, more loot. There's a fun three-NPC boss fight in "Crown of the Sunken King" that took several attempts on my NG+ character - apprently it's called the "Gank Squad Boss Fight."

So far, I'd rate Dark Souls 1's Artorias of the Abyss far above the Dark Souls 2 DLC - but that was just ridiculously good so maybe it's not a fair comparison.
 
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News Comments > Areal Fundraising Resumes In-House
19. Re: Areal Fundraising Resumes In-House Jul 23, 2014, 18:59 fiftykyu
 
Icewind wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 17:25:
Creators of Stalker? Wasn't it revealed that very few of these guys were on GSC's team and those that were just happened to be there in the very early stages and left years before the release candidate was even ready to be burned to discs?

If anyone company is "the creator of stalker" out there, it's Vostok or 4A.

This whole mess caused me to reinstall Metro Last Light. God that game is good, even if it is linear.

Aha, thank you for mentioning Metro: Last Light! Reminded me that somehow I never finished the Metro 2033 novel. The Steam page says Metro: Last Light owners can download a free copy of Dmitry Glukhovsky's international best-selling novel "Metro 2033", the epic story that started it all. Don't know if the "?cc=us" trick lets you add the book to your account if you're not in the correct region, though.

Hmm, now that I think of it, never started Metro: Last Light either. Curse the endless steam sales, keep buying new games before I can finish the old ones...
 
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News Comments > Styx: Master of Shadows Website & Trailer
4. Re: Styx: Master of Shadows Website & Trailer Jul 20, 2014, 07:34 fiftykyu
 
Come sail away indeed! Guess this is one of those "gee I feel old" news items, since this is not the Styx I was expecting...  
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
13. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 8, 2014, 19:01 fiftykyu
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 15:19:
fiftykyu wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 19:48:
At the risk of sounding too corny, I think anyone who can convince kids to read books is doing something special.

Although this probably isn't the best place to make the comparison, talk to some young people and you won't have any trouble differentiating between those who love to read and those who love to, umm, play video games...

My kids love to do both, and get addicted to both in very similar ways. There's very little difference when it's time to do something and I have to pull a book or pull a tablet or controller out of their hands.

I've loved games and books for as far back as I can remember. I think reading is one of those fun activities that provides unexpected benefits. Apologies for generalising, but one difference I've noticed between insatiable readers and those who only read when it's required is the ability to communicate effectively, i.e. a bigger vocabulary, the ability to explain what they are thinking, have a conversation, and convince you that you're all wrong about something.

And as much as I enjoy reading, I think it's difficult to beat the interactive experience of making things happen on a computer, especially when you're young and everyone else is making decisions for you.

Don't know if programming is taught in schools any more, so probably things like Minecraft would work just as well. When the light bulb goes off, and you realise you don't have to be a passive consumer of "computer stuff" - you have an idea, you can make it happen, it's magic.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
11. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 7, 2014, 19:48 fiftykyu
 
At the risk of sounding too corny, I think anyone who can convince kids to read books is doing something special.

Although this probably isn't the best place to make the comparison, talk to some young people and you won't have any trouble differentiating between those who love to read and those who love to, umm, play video games...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
25. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 7, 2014, 19:30 fiftykyu
 
Ok, heard too many good things from everyone, finally broke down and bought Divinity: Original Sin. Don't remember any of the older games, so either I never played them or it was so long ago I forgot. Hope no previous knowledge is necessary to enjoy this one!  
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News Comments > Dwarf Fortress Update This Week; How to Play in 3D
15. Re: Dwarf Fortress Update This Week; How to Play in 3D Jul 7, 2014, 16:45 fiftykyu
 
Used to play a lot of the roguelike games like Moria, Angband, Nethack, ADOM etc. so I'm not afraid of ASCII or user-hostile interfaces, but somehow I could never get into Dwarf Fortress. If I can forget my Steam backlog long enough it might be worth giving this another try...  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jul 6, 2014, 13:11 fiftykyu
 
Couldn't resist getting this, the Might & Magic series was never my favourite but nostalgia wins out over common sense, again...

I guess people who actually want to play the old stuff would buy the Might & Magic I-VI pack from gog but looking at things in your steam library and reminiscing is probably more fun than playing sometimes.
 
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