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MysterD

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#12178806 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Rage $4.99 | Hegemony Rome $7.49 | Gods Wi...

Posted by MysterD on Today, 03:18 AM

I found you on stormy winternight
you stayed on my side since
 
We had your up & downs
but you still stayed
 
You said you're going away
I didn't believe you
 
It wasn't until you didn't come at Freddy's,
I realized you weren't lying.
 

Spoiler

 

:cry:

Not sure if an actual poem/song or bad MysterD formatting. ;)




#12178556 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Rage $4.99 | Hegemony Rome $7.49 | Gods Wi...

Posted by MysterD on Today, 01:26 AM

That literally is what it is. The actual Dead Island 2 (developed by Yager [Spec Ops: The Line]) looks way more fun, go figure.

From what I seen in previews + whatnot - I expect Techland's to be a more true-blue Dead Island sequel. Dying Light is going to have more parkour, day/night cycles, & is going to be way more serious in tone than what Yager is doing w/ what was once Techland's franchise (Dead Island).

 

It's very interesting to see Yager doing something so different, after the ever-so-serious, story-heavy, and character-driven Spec Ops: The Line. Dead Island 2 looks like it's going to be a blast, if all turns out well.

 

I hope both games turn out great.




#12178168 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Rage $4.99 | Hegemony Rome $7.49 | Gods Wi...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 10:10 PM

Thinking about kickin' it ol' skool with a 1st/3rd person RPG.  Think I've got it down to:

 

  • Gothic 1
  • Risen 1
  • Fable: Lost Chapters
  • Witcher 1
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic

 

Bueller? Bueller?  What do I go wit?

The Witcher 1.




#12178010 The Bundle Stars Thread v2 | Newly Added & Readded: LoTR and F.E.A.R. Bun...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 09:08 PM

hell yea that be nice 9.99 on game that came out few weeks ago

Would be even better if it came bundled w/ the Season Pass, too. ;)




#12177938 The Bundle Stars Thread v2 | Newly Added & Readded: LoTR and F.E.A.R. Bun...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 08:40 PM

Shhhh....that's the unlock, dude!!!!!

SoM as an unlock would be insane.




#12177937 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Rage $4.99 | Hegemony Rome $7.49 | Gods Wi...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 08:39 PM

That's about when I uninstalled, too.

Actually, I haven't uninstalled it.

I probably should, though.




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Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 08:33 PM

I thought War in the North was pretty awful.  A very bland and generic level-based arpg.

That's how I felt, after around 3 hours of the game.

Quite "meh."




#12177754 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Rage $4.99 | Hegemony Rome $7.49 | Gods Wi...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 07:38 PM

The mechanics are mostly fine.  The AI can be crappy at times but the ability to kill things with a variety of gadgets makes up for it.  Took me around 15-20 hours to finish so there's plenty of game there; although I would have had a more favorable impression had it been 10 hours with a better ending.

 

I don't know if I'd call the ending 'bad' (like I'd call the Risen 1 ending with it's dance dance revolution boss), it's just... missing.  Which I suppose is bad in and of itself.  There's no cliffhanger or unresolved questions it's simply a matter of shallow writing.

I had a blast w/ RAGE and its shooting mechanics + gadgets. That stuff was fantastic.

 

Certainly, while the RAGE base-game had more personality, character, + NPC's than most Id games - the game doesn't have a great story + plot at all. I guess we really just shouldn't play Id games for story, plot + an actual ending. ;)

 

Yes - a game just dropping and ending right in the middle of a developing plot-line and story-line - an actually important moment in the game, albeit - is horrible. It's almost as if there's at least either 1/2 or 1/3rd of the story-arc here that just went out the window b/c Zenimax said, "Game been in the works for around 7 years - release it now!"

 

About Risen 1's final boss - the rest of the game was really good, but that boss-fight was garbage. Even Risen 2 had a more satisfying ending than Risen 1.




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Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 07:23 PM

After years and years of hype I'm sure they had to rush it out the door.  You go from ark survivor to hero of the resistance in a matter of hours without much of an explanation other than 'these are the bad guys.'  The 'main' antagonist isn't mentioned until the last 20% or so of the game and you never actually encounter him.  Compared to the other ruins/maps the Authority base was very bland and, yes, the wave defense ending without any kind of boss fight leaves you wondering what the hell they were thinking.

 

They tried to do too much with the racing, mini-games, psuedo-arpg aspects (quests, loot), the co-op mode, etc. -- time that would have been better spent fleshing out the main single player narrative.

Hey, Id's got a reputation + known for closet-monsters, pulling things out of their ass, and having crummy endings. ;)




#12177423 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Rage $4.99 | Hegemony Rome $7.49 | Gods Wi...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 06:00 PM

I thought RAGE was okay although the main game ends abruptly -- not to say it's short, the length is fine it's just that the narrative accelerates out of nowhere and the ending is fairly unsatisfactory.  Apparently the DLC is a better 'ending.'  Never got it because after I was done with RAGE I didn't really have the desire to go back or continue.  For a first time player, though, I'm sure it's worth it to pick up Scorchers.

 

I thought RAGE was okay although the main game ends abruptly -- not to say it's short, the length is fine it's just that the narrative accelerates out of nowhere and the ending is fairly unsatisfactory.  Apparently the DLC is a better 'ending.'  Never got it because after I was done with RAGE I didn't really have the desire to go back or continue.  For a first time player, though, I'm sure it's worth it to pick up Scorchers.

Yep, Scorchers' story is actually self-contained and actually has an end to it.

And it actually has a worthwhile ending boss-fight, as well!

 

If you're looking for a continuation + closure from RAGE's base-game, expect none!

Scorchers DLC has nothing to do w/ the RAGE base-game's main story.




#12177389 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Rage $4.99 | Hegemony Rome $7.49 | Gods Wi...

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 05:53 PM

I mean, it's 1.24 right now, which is more than worth the price of admission for what you get.

Scorchers is easily worth $1.24.




#12176138 PC Digital Sale - Newegg.com (Rockstar, Square-Enix, WB Games)

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 02:03 AM

Stayed late to update again. Rockstar on sale!

 

We certainly do appreciate you staying up late and working late to update + get your NewEgg lists together for us. That's some dedication to your company (NewEgg) + to us CAG'ers, I must say. That's very cool. :D

 

Now about Rockstar Games on the PC - the things w/ them are this:

I think most of us CAG PC gamers here have seen plenty of Rockstar Games on sale. And likely, we already have most of them by now - except GTA5 PC, obviously. ;) Rockstar Games are always on sale everywhere - whether it's Steam, Amazon, Gamersgate, GameFly & now we can add NewEgg to the club. Whether some sites have them on sale at same time; some sites at different times one week after another have the same Rockstar deals (or close to it); and/or whatever else - Rockstar always seems to be on sale somewhere! And Rockstar doesn't really have enough games unfortunately on the PC, as well.

 

Granted, I don't know how much pull you have w/ your NewEgg bosses + with the publishers when trying to pitch some game deals for the consumer - but, I'd certainly love to see new trend-setting, barn-burning deals from you guys. I don't know about most CAG'ers, but my game-buying habits of late haven't been anywhere as interesting as it once was, in the last few previous years. NewEgg is a big name website for computer-stuff, for sure - and I'd love to see more reasons for me to buy more than just hardware here + there from you guys; and maybe a handful PC game downloads once in a while. Namely, I'd love to see on sale some PC games we ain't really seen brick down on sale a bit around here hit a nice sale.

 

EDIT:

LOL I may be a rep but I've been gaming since I was 2 years old. (ah 286 dos games and Atari).

 

My dad (who games with me still - big Console Diablo fan), my brother and I used to trade lives in Contra (when someone dies you pass).

I played the heck out of Contra + Super C on my NES, back in my NES days. Good times! :D

I also just remembered - I somewhere have a retail copy of the Castlevania + Contra Collection for the PC. 

 

EDIT 2:

On the topic of JRPGs my favorite game on this planet is Lunar the Silver Star on Sega CD (the remakes are ok but aren't as good as the original and the experience I had with it).

 

I remember being the moderator of the #Lunar channel on IRC when I was younger lol

One of the JRPG's I always wanted to play, but never did - since I never had a Sega CD. 




#12175399 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Rage $4.99 | Hegemony Rome $7.49 | Gods Wi...

Posted by MysterD on 21 October 2014 - 08:58 PM

To reiterate what Foxhack and MysterD said if you can get Deadly Premonition for cheap prepare to jump through hoops to get the game working it took me a couple of hours to get it to run by then I moved on to another game out of frustration.

Buying cheap should be the only way anyone deciding to play this should buy it...

 

EDIT:

...until its nasty technical issues get stomped-out officially or by a modder.

Hell, I'd even love to see someone take all the assets and port it to another engine or something. 




#12174907 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Rage $4.99 | Hegemony Rome $7.49 | Gods Wi...

Posted by MysterD on 21 October 2014 - 06:20 PM

DPFix.

 

http://blog.metaclas....com/?tag=dpfix

 

Though it took a full Windows reinstall for it to get to recognize my 360 pad. :p

Trust me - you'll need more than DPFix to fix this game.

 

Might wanna use a LAA Program to tag it to notice 4GB+ RAM, as well - to keep it from crashing on the regular every 20-40 minutes. As that kept me at least playing for a 1-3 hours or so.

 

I think there might be a memory-leak bug - but eventually, after playing for a time-period, framerates go from 60 FPS to eventually a crawl. Then, it'll just crash to desktop (CTD).

 

Even still - game's buggy as crap; and it could be running well...and it'll just CTD, out the blue.




#12174879 Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Rage $4.99 | Hegemony Rome $7.49 | Gods Wi...

Posted by MysterD on 21 October 2014 - 06:10 PM

So...like a trip and three-quarters?

Yes.

 

It's eccentric, bizarre, hilarious, ridiculous, weird, and surreal.

 

Gamers who wanted an open-world game meeting-up w/ Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Seven (movie), and any David Lynch film should make sure they give this game a chance when it's cheap.

 

Just, one thing: it can be a royal pain-in-the-ass to get it running half-way decent, since it's one of the worst PC ports ever put together. It might even be worst than Bully PC, on the technical side of things. If you can get those problems down to a minimum - you're in for a hell of a ride.