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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Retribution Announced
7. Re: On Sale Jan 17, 2019, 10:47 gilly775
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 16, 2019, 16:50:
Why waste money on GalCiv3 when there's Stellaris?

Because both play differently and are good in their own ways.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry New Dawn System Specs
25. Re: On Sale Jan 17, 2019, 10:44 gilly775
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2019, 11:29:
They say "fresh new look they created" and all I see is "Hey, we copied a bunch of shit from Fallout and Rage 2 trailers."

I would guess they worked on this before Rage 2. I mean how would they know what the folks at Avalanche were doing? Probably had the idea back when they started FC5.
 
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News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Getting Minor Factions Monday
6. Re: On Sale Dec 13, 2018, 10:46 gilly775
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 12, 2018, 19:40:
Bleh... just make a sequel already, stop pumping out DLC and patches to this game. I say that as a major fan of the series; I bought pretty much every major release of the game (SoaSE, first two expansions, then Rebellion), and the smaller Rebellion DLCs. I probably have >400 hours across the games, maybe >500 even. I even put up with the Stardock/Gamestop client, back in the day.

$5.99 is practically nothing, but seriously, it's time for a newer engine and a full fledged sequel.

I think that last major patch did multithreading finally, but the game still suffers when massive fleets are flying around.

Well, something might be coming. From a dev in the Steam Discussions:

"Interpret it as a sign that we've increased the resources allocated to the Sins franchise :)"

https://steamcommunity.com/app/204880/discussions/0/1742228532897856419/
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Building Ahead of Steam
44. Re: On Sale Dec 10, 2018, 10:13 gilly775
 
Yet another launcher to download, a company based out of China who's no stranger to controversy and games I supported backing out and going exclusively to this store....

Why hinder your release to one store? Do you want competition? Alienating the largest distribution service of gamers is NOT the way to foster competition! Now you just shot yourself in the foot by withholding more sales and could even see an increase in piracy.

No thanks, I have tons of games yet to play in Steam. I'll be good until these Devs decide to release to Steam.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Legal Fallout?
24. Re: On Sale Nov 27, 2018, 13:49 gilly775
 
This is asinine. I hope it gets thrown out of court. This game was advertised as such and is no less buggy than other games being released where no refunds were offered. These people had access to Let's Plays, previews, forums, etc.

I can understand if it's not playable at all on a case-by-case basis, but to me, this screams people trying to be vindictive because they didn't get a proper Fallout. At first, I hated the announcement of what this game would be and thought this game was going to be very bad with the lack of NPCs, having people blatantly attack you all the time and have horrible survival options. But I am actually enjoying it atm and while there are bugs, it's nothing to call for a refund over.

I wonder if any of these players actually tried to contact support or look up how to fix the issues on their own.
 
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News Comments > Railroad Corporation Announced
4. Re: On Sale Nov 15, 2018, 13:46 gilly775
 
Looks similar to Mashinky or Railway Empire.  
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Industries This Month
2. Re: On Sale Oct 12, 2018, 09:31 gilly775
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 12, 2018, 09:16:
you never actually buy a game from Paradox, they constantly output dlc that you need to buy to keep current. Makes me hesitant to purchase any of their games.

You don't have to buy it. It's not required to enjoy the game (unless you are the type of person who wants additional items/challenges) or pretty much any case required to complete it. The free patches keep it current; these add-ons are "nice to haves."
 
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News Comments > Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reviews
24. Re: On Sale Sep 11, 2018, 11:29 gilly775
 
chickenboo wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 11:45:
I finished TR 2013 and ROTTR, but both were a bit of a slog. I'd much rather the emphasis on the games be on exploration and cave traversing, rather than combat. Have firefights be uncommon but deadly, and give Lara a single weapon and her pick axe. As the games are now, they're a mix of violence and exploration but the violence is emphasized, and I feel like it doesn't really need to be there. They're technically very good games, I just ended up finding them kind of boring. Definitely going to skip this entry in the series.

Many reviews mentioned there is less combat in Shadow than ROTTR.
 
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News Comments > Tropico 6 Delayed; New Trailer
3. Re: On Sale Aug 17, 2018, 09:04 gilly775
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Aug 16, 2018, 17:16:
I need to see a "What's different?" trailer. Looks exactly like Tropic 5, which looked exactly like Tropic 4 which looked exactly like Tropico 3.

Well, bridges are new, customizing your home is new, new edicts, etc. If you watched the trailer, you'd see the new things unless you never played the previous ones. More here:

https://twinfinite.net/2018/06/tropico-6-e3-preview/

https://www.kalypsomedia.com/us/tropico-6
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
23. Re: On Sale Jun 19, 2018, 12:14 gilly775
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 19, 2018, 11:12:
gilly775 wrote on Jun 19, 2018, 09:04:
$8,008.10, but I know that at least 1/4 to a half were free or humble bundle packages.
Eh? Are you saying your total could/should be more because you were buying deals or that the figure is some kind of total of MSRPs and not actual money spent?

The latter. I watched it once adding both a $1 bundle and a free game and it went up based on the MSRP.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
17. Re: On Sale Jun 19, 2018, 09:04 gilly775
 
$8,008.10, but I know that at least 1/4 to a half were free or humble bundle packages.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
2. Re: On Sale Mar 26, 2018, 10:37 gilly775
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 10:34:
I haven't played any far cry games since 2 with their horrible respawning bases at every road junction.

Probably won't play this one but I'll watch some reviews to see if it catches my interest.

You're missing out. FC 3 was a blast and a good story to boot!
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: On Sale Feb 21, 2018, 09:40 gilly775
 
Rigs wrote on Feb 21, 2018, 09:38:
Teddy wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 23:04:
It's the latter, or mostly so. Every time you perform an action, you gain some experience in that particular skill and leveling that particular skill gains you a point to spend on a perk every few levels.

I say mostly so, because some of the perks aren't attached to that, but rather to completing story quests. For example, the "perfect block" perk which is to say the ability to block someone swinging at you at exactly the right time instead of just holding your shield/sword up until they hit your block, is earned through completing a story quest where you are taught how to do so by a guard.

You can also spend money to train with the appropriate trainer, and you can read books (once you're taught how to read) to learn things as well. It's a fairly in-depth system and it goes a long way to making you feel like you're starting off as an incompetent rube, learning and improving as you go.

Outside of herbalism/alchemy I haven't found it to be particularly grindy. You gain skills as you use them in the game at a fairly reasonable pace. Sometimes (often in the early game) you're outmatched by enemies and it's better to run sometimes and look for weaker solo enemies. These guys don't just stand around and wait for you to finish fighting one guy before stepping in, they'll all mob you at once and cut you down within seconds if you're not careful.

So, basically, it's the Risen-series all over again, then, ja? Because that explains the exact way you progress in that series. Not complaining, just it sounds awfully familiar...

=-Rigs-=

I have read that people have compared it to the Gothic series but I only played one of them years ago. I don't recall the combat being the same though.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: On Sale Feb 21, 2018, 09:39 gilly775
 
Teddy wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 23:04:
It's the latter, or mostly so. Every time you perform an action, you gain some experience in that particular skill and leveling that particular skill gains you a point to spend on a perk every few levels.

I say mostly so, because some of the perks aren't attached to that, but rather to completing story quests. For example, the "perfect block" perk which is to say the ability to block someone swinging at you at exactly the right time instead of just holding your shield/sword up until they hit your block, is earned through completing a story quest where you are taught how to do so by a guard.

You can also spend money to train with the appropriate trainer, and you can read books (once you're taught how to read) to learn things as well. It's a fairly in-depth system and it goes a long way to making you feel like you're starting off as an incompetent rube, learning and improving as you go.

Outside of herbalism/alchemy I haven't found it to be particularly grindy. You gain skills as you use them in the game at a fairly reasonable pace. Sometimes (often in the early game) you're outmatched by enemies and it's better to run sometimes and look for weaker solo enemies. These guys don't just stand around and wait for you to finish fighting one guy before stepping in, they'll all mob you at once and cut you down within seconds if you're not careful.

The save thing is something that a lot of people complain about in the game, and I understand it partly. They /should/ have had a save and exit option so that you don't need to spend time trying to get somewhere to save if you need to go quickly. That said, I absolutely would encourage anyone NOT to use the mod that allows you to save whenever you like. It makes a huge difference on how you think and play the game, if you know you might lose 2 hours of gameplay if you choose to engage that group of bandits over there and haven't saved recently. It lends something to how you value your character's life and what risks you're willing to take.

It's got some bugs and quirks and stuff and it's certainly not going to be to everyone's tastes, but I've been thoroughly enjoying it. The whole theme is something that I genuinely appreciate. A more realistic slant, a touch of survival gameplay, and a character who isn't the all powerful world saver. You're just some kid who's found himself in the middle of a war. Its a refreshing change of pace for me.

The Devs have said that the save on exit option is coming in the next major patch.

Op: Yes, this game has been done before but so has the Division. Frankly, I found the Division pretty much what you labeled as this one....same thing over and over again and quite frankly found it boring. What makes this one different is the story is pretty intriguing and the combat is a lot harder than other games of this type. It's no Skyrim....you can just go in and slash at your heart's content. You have to parry, dodge, block, etc. And there is no healing mid-fight. You will either have to kill the other(s) or run.

I'm still having issues with the combat but I am learning. And I really like the story.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: On Sale Feb 12, 2018, 13:57 gilly775
 
wtf_man wrote on Feb 12, 2018, 12:07:
Any backers get notified on how to get their copy yet? I haven't received squat.

I got an email on Friday that you have to link your Profile on the website to Steam and the game will be put in your account. I did that and it's there. Not sure if there will be a preload yet.
 
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News Comments > Into the Breach This Month
4. Re: On Sale Feb 8, 2018, 13:36 gilly775
 
theglaze wrote on Feb 7, 2018, 13:09:
Big FTL fan here, had a great time exploring space and listening to new music with that game.

The silly dialog and choose-your-own-adventure element gave it a lot of replay, toss in random weapons from shops and super fun gameplay... FTL is a classic!

Into the Breach doesnít have the choose-your-own-adventure, and Iím skeptical of the gameplay has enough depth.

You might want to read this:

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/01/into-the-breach-details-preview/
 
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News Comments > Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Scotland Trailer
4. Re: On Sale Jan 26, 2018, 09:34 gilly775
 
If it's not Scottish....IT'S CRAP!!!  
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News Comments > ESA Takes on WHO Over "Gaming Disorder"
26. Re: On Sale Jan 3, 2018, 11:34 gilly775
 
MeanJim wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 20:21:
Comet wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 19:45:
I completely agree with the WHO assessment.
Games are addictive and we all know that.

If they weren't people wouldn't invest so much time playing them almost on a daily basis.
With that said, as pointed out by NKD, TV disorder should be included as well.

Video games are a fucking hobby. At least with video games, there is some activity and interaction going on, unlike TV, movies and books where you just sit and consume the entertainment through your face holes. If I don't play video games in my free time, I would do something else to fill that time. They might as well call it "free time entertainment disorder."

So, what's your take on reports overseas about people playing MOBAs/MMOs non-stop, not taking breaks and separating from their gaming that they die?

I tend to believe that if you start having deaths related to addictions, it needs to be classified as a disorder
 
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News Comments > Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger Announced
3. Re: On Sale Nov 16, 2017, 10:43 gilly775
 
I still find it hard to get into this game  
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: On Sale Sep 1, 2017, 09:49 gilly775
 
I'm guessing the same reason why everyone else doesn't drive on the "right" side of the road despite Henry Ford creating the automobile...stubbornness. (Haven't read the article yet, btw).  
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