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Kiln
post Mar 25 2012, 10:51 AM
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Mass Effect 3 was great, it was everything I hoped for and more...right up until the ending. Don't worry I won't spoil it for you but rest assured the "multiple endings" are basically all the same exact extremely brief cutscene.

The only difference in any of the three endings is that a certain laser beam's color scheme changes. Thats it. No explanation of how your decisions change things at all. It is as if all the decisions you made over the last three games make no difference at all at the end of the game. It was just sad to see one of my favorite series' of all time end so badly.


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post Mar 25 2012, 05:26 PM
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I held off on ME3 because DA2 was such a disaster. I'm glad I didn't get it. Instead I bought a game by the same company that is going on 12 years old. lol.


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post Mar 25 2012, 08:12 PM
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QUOTE(Kiln @ Mar 25 2012, 05:51 AM) *

Mass Effect 3 was great, it was everything I hoped for and more...right up until the ending. Don't worry I won't spoil it for you but rest assured the "multiple endings" are basically all the same exact extremely brief cutscene.

The only difference in any of the three endings is that a certain laser beam's color scheme changes. Thats it. No explanation of how your decisions change things at all. It is as if all the decisions you made over the last three games make no difference at all at the end of the game. It was just sad to see one of my favorite series' of all time end so badly.

This is what I have heard from everyone who has played ME3. The series once touted the player's actions controlled the destiny of its characters, and the story's outcome. Now we find our actions are completely meaningless. If that were not enough they do not even tell you what happened to everyone.

Granted, for me it is not a letdown. I gave up on the series in the beginning of ME2, where I found out you had to work for terrorists. They expect me to join the same organization that kidnapped and killed Admiral Kabuki in the first game, after killing all of his men? Not to mention all the other things they did to Earth servicepeople? Suuure. Why not make a game where your Navy Seal joins Al Queda?

The Neverwinter Nights and Kotor games seem to have been Bioware's glory days. I still enjoy playing them. They do not seem to have done anything worthwhile since.

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post Apr 8 2012, 09:11 PM
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So, finally finished ME3. The ending was...interesting. It made me think, and think a lot more than any other game has ever managed.

It was by no means perfect, and had I been part of the writing team there were definitely things I would have changed, but it stayed true to the core themes of the series and gave me an interesting moral conundrum to try and puzzle out (I'm still not certain if I did the right thing, but I think I did. Possibly). It could do with expansion, yes, and a better sense of closure, but overall I actually quite liked it.

And now, back to Skyrim. FUS RO DAH!!


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post Apr 9 2012, 09:12 PM
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Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition came in the mail today. I installed it and tried it out. I cannot believe how cartoonish it looks compared to Oblivion and Skyrim. Even compared to other Bioware games like Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2, and the Kotor games. I tried it out for a bit to get a feel, and put it aside. I will probably get around to playing it more sometime though. I want to see how far Ulfdis can get in the Skyrim civil war first.


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post Apr 9 2012, 10:35 PM
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Hi. I play Skyrim about 80%...Oblivion the rest of the time. I haven't touched Sims or Tomb Raider or any of my other games in years.

QUOTE(Fawkes @ Feb 12 2012, 03:54 AM) *

I LOVE the Lego games biggrin.gif, err....I mean I play the game with my little nephews....and I bought it for them to play......yes....them.


haa haa! I have a daughter, I always have a perfect excuse for playing with kid's toys! Anyways, I know how you feel! Although she's not into Legos, I had tons of them when I was a kid. Every time I see some of the new sets out there I gawk at what they're up to now. Then I start looking at the price, and suddenly I'm glad my daughter's not into them!


QUOTE(SubRosa @ Apr 9 2012, 04:12 PM) *

Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition came in the mail today. I installed it and tried it out. I cannot believe how cartoonish it looks compared to Oblivion and Skyrim. Even compared to other Bioware games like Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2, and the Kotor games. I tried it out for a bit to get a feel, and put it aside. I will probably get around to playing it more sometime though. I want to see how far Ulfdis can get in the Skyrim civil war first.


I tried Dragon Age: Origins (I think that's the 2nd one, right?) for about a half hour, put it aside, put Oblivion in the slot, and have never touched DA: O ever since!

When Skyrim came out, I went ahead and just deleted the game sava data for DA: O..it's just bloatware in my case. Lol.
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post Apr 11 2012, 09:12 AM
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Just fired up Planescape: Torment after buying it off the wonderful Good Old Games.

It's so wierd. So, so wonderfully wierd. It's like the Shivering Isles if the Development team had been taking amphetamines and licking toads. And it's absolutely awesome...


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post Apr 13 2012, 04:26 PM
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Forza Motorsport 3, taking fast cars for laps 'round the Nurburgring.

So far, I've completed laps in a Porsche GP car and the Ferrari FXX.

Now I'm trying to attempt it in the Porsche 959, which feels like I'm driving with an elephant in the trunk (and there is, the engine is in the boot).


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post Apr 13 2012, 07:58 PM
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QUOTE(Colonel Mustard @ Apr 11 2012, 04:12 AM) *

Just fired up Planescape: Torment after buying it off the wonderful Good Old Games.

It's so wierd. So, so wonderfully wierd. It's like the Shivering Isles if the Development team had been taking amphetamines and licking toads. And it's absolutely awesome...


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post Apr 14 2012, 07:22 PM
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Playing through the DLC for Dungeon Siege III at the mo...Took a while to get used to the controls again, but it's still a damned good game...

I do rather enjoy it... biggrin.gif ...


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post Apr 16 2012, 08:54 PM
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I pulled out my old Baldur's Gate disks to have a nostalgia session, but the second disk was just about unreadable, and I didn't get far. I may have to clean up some disk space and try and copy the whole set onto the hard drive, so it doesn't keep needing the disk swaps.

Or I might think it's not worth the effort, and play some more Daggerfall instead.


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post Apr 16 2012, 09:57 PM
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Hopelessly engrossed in Oblivion. About a year or two ago, I gave a very intense one month try to Dragon Age Origins. I tried really hard to like it, but gave it a fail. Dunno, just didn't get along with the restrictions.

I do play Buffy as an elven ranger (archer kit) in Baldur's Gate II. I was just telling Renee not too long ago that I have imported her picture and voice set into BGII and created her pretty closely. We pretend that somewhere in Cyrodiil is a mysterious door that leads to Faerun (sort of like the SI, Lol). Anyway, it is a fun diversion from the . . . loneliness of Oblivion. I have 1000s of hours in BGII from way back and it is certainly full of loads of interaction with a squabbling party. Great fun in small doses. biggrin.gif


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post Apr 25 2012, 07:23 PM
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Well, I played BG for a while and remembered why I left. It's hard to role-play an entire party of 6 with different personalities, and BG doesn't let you just play the main character and let the rest do what they want. Everyone needs turn-by-turn micromanagement or they end up dead, and resurrection is just too expensive.

The companions in Oblivion (at least the better ones) are quite capable of putting on their own armor and following the general orders you gave them. Which reminds me of a few tweaks I need to make to Angeline and Diablita....


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post May 2 2012, 03:30 AM
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I'm exploring Skyrim right now in the hopes of finally getting back to writing. Otherwise, I play Battlefield 3 or ME 3 with my schoolmates.

Just to show I'm not a complete sell-out for new games, I've started playing Tales of Symphonia again. I haven't played many JRPGs and the gameplay's a little dated, but the story is enjoyable... so long as you can keep up with the gambit pileup the characters find themselves in the last two thirds of the game.
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post May 3 2012, 08:19 AM
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I will admit the Male Shepard/Kaiden romance was sooo well written, but the ending? Bah, actually one of the head writers posted before, that Casey pretty much locked himself and wrote the ending without any peer review.
Which explains the terrible, terrible...just bad. Urgh.

I been playing Oblivion, since my Skyrim refuses to work tongue.gif
With a hint of Civilization, Persona 3 and 4. I'm just patiently waiting for Dragon's Dogma biggrin.gif

Also Tales of Symphonia was really fun biggrin.gif


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post May 6 2012, 03:46 AM
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Fallout - New Vegas for a bit...Was trailer trawling on Youtube yesterday and saw the Ultimate Edition one and got all nostalgic...Felt I needed to shoot something...Y'know?... biggrin.gif ...


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post May 11 2012, 11:46 PM
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You guys didn't give Dragon Age: Origins a chance. It takes into account soooo many different things in the ending slide show that you did during your game. Seriously it takes into account more than any game I've ever played.

It is kind of like KOTOR or The Witcher rather than like large open world games like Elderscrolls games. It uses attributes and a fairly complex skill tree much like KOTOR and has lots of conversation options when speaking to NPC's that can dramatically change the way things play out.

Very good game IMO.


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post May 12 2012, 12:26 AM
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QUOTE(Kiln @ May 11 2012, 05:46 PM) *

You guys didn't give Dragon Age: Origins a chance. It takes into account soooo many different things in the ending slide show that you did during your game. Seriously it takes into account more than any game I've ever played.



DAO is one of my favorite games, the amount of dialog choices, is just wow, I seen several dialog options that I can't seem to get them again, hehe.

Right now I'm playing DA2, because why not.


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post May 12 2012, 01:50 AM
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QUOTE(Kiln @ May 11 2012, 05:46 PM) *

You guys didn't give Dragon Age: Origins a chance.

I played it. It took me a very long time to get into it. It sat untouched for a few months before I gave it another go. It was amusing for a play, but I didn't like it as much as Oblivion. kvleft.gif


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post May 12 2012, 02:48 AM
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QUOTE(King Coin @ May 11 2012, 07:50 PM) *


I played it. It took me a very long time to get into it. It sat untouched for a few months before I gave it another go. It was amusing for a play, but I didn't like it as much as Oblivion. kvleft.gif


The characters were what made the game fun for me, the rate that they open up to you just feel, well almost perfect, I mean compared to ME and DA2, I really feel that DAO characters were more "realistic" in a way, I mean all your team mates, I just freaking loved all of them to death tongue.gif

Not playing DA2 anymore, I'm playing The Sims Medieval....I'm addicted.


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