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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:58 am

You heartless sod!
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:18 am

I've noticed, whilst playing Assassin's Creed 3 (chuck the Brits out of America) that one of the characters mentioned "General Howe" is buried in a small cemetery in Twickenham.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby fueledbycoffee » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:11 am

You know what I've noticed while playing Assassin's Creed III? Ubisoft's facial animations get worse in every installment, especially around the mouth. It was only Lucy in ACII, and even then, it wasn't too bad. ACIII? Every character, especially outside the Animus, looks like they're chewing ice. I mean, what's up with that?

Great game, though.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:19 am

fueledbycoffee wrote:You know what I've noticed while playing Assassin's Creed III? Ubisoft's facial animations get worse in every installment, especially around the mouth. It was only Lucy in ACII, and even then, it wasn't too bad. ACIII? Every character, especially outside the Animus, looks like they're chewing ice. I mean, what's up with that?

Great game, though.


I agree and quite honestly, although the story line isn't bad, there is far too much cut scene stuff...I know you can skip them but you feel obliged to watch.

It is interesting to note though that: Thomas Hickey was jailed for counterfeiting, and then charged with sedition and conspiracy while in prison. William Spohn Baker, the great late-19th-century Washington expert, believed that the real reason for his execution was involvement in a plot to kill or kidnap Washington.

General Howe was the Commander in Chief of the British Forces and was apparently an excellent general but he had sympathies with the Revolutionary Cause.
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Postby fueledbycoffee » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:34 pm

Interesting. I know far too little about the history of the period. I was always more interested in what was going on in Eurasia during that period (French Revolution, Rise of Prussia, The Jacobin Club, the East India Company, Napoleon) than the revolution. I'd LOVE to see an installment concerning that stuff, but I doubt we'll see it.

As it is, I've had to look up nearly every character so far.

Still, I think that gameplay-wise, it's easily the best in the series, especially with the combat streamlines and moving through the trees in the frontier, and the idea of open-sea combat makes me swoon. But yeah, too many cutscenes. It feels like they gave us this gigantic playground and then made it too linear.

I do enjoy the idea of modern Assassin's Creed, in the Desmond missions. Also, notice Desmond's facial features have changed... like, a LOT?
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:44 am

Sod Assassin's Creed...I've move onto..."Borderlands 2'...it's a blast (quite literally).
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Nucleus » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:50 am

So, the Super Nintendo has had some exceptional games made for the console, and I don't see anything when I enter "SNES" into the search bar. Discuss.

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:17 pm

If you're referring to this message board's search bar, it's broken and doesn't work. How's that for discussion? :moon:

I never owned an SNES, unfortunately. Supposedly the games were better than those for the Sega Genesis, which I do own, but I never really got to experience much of it. Sega Genesis had some excellent games too though.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby fueledbycoffee » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:51 pm

Working on my yearly playthrough of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. Once you experience what PC games can be, the SNES is that much less impressive.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:39 pm

My computer is too old to run a N64 emulator unfortunately, so I'm waiting to receive a DVI-to-VGA convertor so I can hook up a newer computer my mother got from work for free, to the VGA monitor on my WinME computer, and hopefully that will run it. I want to play Super Mario 64 again. That and the first Spyro the Dragon are my favorite platformer-type games.

I remember enjoying Yoshi's Story as well, but it's been ages since I've played it. I remember it was very pretty, with lovely music, which go a long way in making me like a game, although my idea of "pretty" is not the conventional idea of "pretty video games". I like bright, vibrant colors, such as those found in Final Fantasy IX (my favorite RPG of all time) and the aforementioned platformers. "Realistic" games tend not to be so colorful and stylized as I like. I also remember the gameplay was fun and challenging without being frustrating. I'm easily frustrated by video games. If it makes me tense then I give up frequently, and that interferes with my ability to relax with a game that should be enjoyable.

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby PKMKII » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:55 pm

Started playing Starcraft 2 online in 1v1. Predictably, getting my ass kicked.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:35 am

PKMKII wrote:Started playing Starcraft 2 online in 1v1. Predictably, getting my ass kicked.


I use to play "Starcraft" against my colleague over the local netwrok/lan...the bastard was just too good with 'ghosts', those little buggers that sneak in and not only steal all your rum, they plant a nuclear bomb in the middle of your base! "Nuclear Launch Detected, Nuclear Launch Detected" would send you into a blind panic and you'd have seconds to try and remove your army to safety before it was blown to bits.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby fueledbycoffee » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:51 am

Almighty Doer of Stuff wrote:I remember enjoying Yoshi's Story as well, but it's been ages since I've played it. I remember it was very pretty, with lovely music, which go a long way in making me like a game, although my idea of "pretty" is not the conventional idea of "pretty video games". I like bright, vibrant colors, such as those found in Final Fantasy IX (my favorite RPG of all time) and the aforementioned platformers. "Realistic" games tend not to be so colorful and stylized as I like. I also remember the gameplay was fun and challenging without being frustrating. I'm easily frustrated by video games. If it makes me tense then I give up frequently, and that interferes with my ability to relax with a game that should be enjoyable.

:fsm_rambling: :haha:


I totally feel you on that, man. If you ever play Minecraft, there's this series of adventure/puzzle maps someone made called Super Hostile, that are designed to be insanely, @$$^%&ishly hard. For some reason my friend loves Super Hostile, but I played it for five minutes and felt like chucking my pc out the window, onto the street, and driving over it a few times. When did that become "fun?"

As for stylized graphics, they don't work for everything, but I got one thing to say: TF2 :fsm_rock:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:18 am

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I have Super Mario 64 up and running on my new used computer! It runs almost flawlessly, the only problem being when I switch the program between windowed and fullscreen, or when I change levels, the music speeds up slightly for a few seconds.

Now I need to find a ROM of the first edition of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the one that comes in a gold cartridge and features wonderful Muslim-angering music in the Fire Temple. It's got a few bugs, but they're fun bugs, like the "swordless Link trick". If I can find that, I will be thrilled!

After I get Project64 set up the way I like it with all the ROMs I want, I'll start on the Playstation and Sega Genesis emulators.
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