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#61 Sophita

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:37 PM

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XII was released this year in Japan and could be the last installment. If you are interested in the story of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, then this is a must watch movie.


Do you know if they have plans to release XII state side yet? IF not I guess we'll just have to wait for a fan translation patch.
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#62 Draekon

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:52 PM

@INCyr - it's not even that deep man. There's dragons n shit that are loose and they'll turn into vampires if you pay them $20 bucks. You can kill people in their home and steal all their clothes, but steal 1 fucking horse in the middle of the night and you're the antichrist.


It does have a fair amount of lore in the whole Elder Scrolls universe. However it's only really there for people who are really interested in it. If you aren't, then you likely won't see it or consider it when talking about the games lore. It's not as good in Oblivion/Skyrim as it was in Daggerfall/Morrowind, but it'll still likely pique the interest of someone who is interested in that type of thing. Example: Here's a picture of what it looks like when you print out all of Oblivions books and bind them together:

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#63 rpmboy

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:57 PM

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#64 BigSpoonyBard

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:00 PM

Example: Here's a picture of what it looks like when you print out all of Oblivions books and bind them together:

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Wow. That's dedication. I wonder how much time/money that took.

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#65 Preedatore

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

It does have a fair amount of lore in the whole Elder Scrolls universe. However it's only really there for people who are really interested in it. If you aren't, then you likely won't see it or consider it when talking about the games lore. It's not as good in Oblivion/Skyrim as it was in Daggerfall/Morrowind, but it'll still likely pique the interest of someone who is interested in that type of thing. Example: Here's a picture of what it looks like when you print out all of Oblivions books and bind them together:

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That's pretty cool. They should include something like that in a retail package with all the ES games included.

#66 pantsattack

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:03 PM

V5 is here wow! What a nice new thread.

#67 louiedog

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:03 PM

Midweek Madness is the Dead Space games at 75% off ($4.99 each)

Today's deal is The Guild II Collection at 75% off ($4.99)

The Guild II - $2.49
The Guild II - Pirates of the European Seas - $2.49
The Guild II Renaissance - $2.49
The Guild II + TG2: Pirates of the European Seas - $3.74

#68 elessar123

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:07 PM

Probably just a cheap eReader with that thing preloaded. Thing's massive.

I used to get into the lores, and but not any more. If it's not mentioned in the game, I pretty much ignore it.

Edit: The Guild should totally have a Felicia Day mod.

#69 iSerra

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:11 PM

Do you know if they have plans to release XII state side yet? IF not I guess we'll just have to wait for a fan translation patch.


No news on that so far, I think you should be able to find a fan translation patch, they already have one in chinese.

#70 Sophita

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:12 PM

Wow. That's dedication. I wonder how much time/money that took.


My guess someone is enjoying the perks of being a Kinko's employee :lol:

No news on that so far, I think you should be able to find a fan translation patch, they already have one in chinese.


Ah kay, I guess have to wait and see I mean in time I am sure I can just import the game and apply a fan translation seems it happens with all the niche styled Japanese games. Also tempted to get the PC Version of RoTK even though I have it on PS2.
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#71 motoki

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:15 PM

It does have a fair amount of lore in the whole Elder Scrolls universe. However it's only really there for people who are really interested in it. If you aren't, then you likely won't see it or consider it when talking about the games lore. It's not as good in Oblivion/Skyrim as it was in Daggerfall/Morrowind, but it'll still likely pique the interest of someone who is interested in that type of thing. Example: Here's a picture of what it looks like when you print out all of Oblivions books and bind them together:

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I would totally buy a Collector's Edition if it came with that book even though I've probably read all of those books in the games anyhow.

Probably just a cheap eReader with that thing preloaded. Thing's massive.

I used to get into the lores, and but not any more. If it's not mentioned in the game, I pretty much ignore it.


Do books count as mentioned in the game? If so there's a ton of stuff in game even.

Even Bethesda themselves are known to bend their own lore so it's not necessarily something to be sticklier over, it's just a huge rabbit hole of weird story info to jump down if you so desire.

Midweek Madness is the Dead Space games at 75% off ($4.99 each)

Today's deal is The Guild II Collection at 75% off ($4.99)

The Guild II - $2.49
The Guild II - Pirates of the European Seas - $2.49
The Guild II Renaissance - $2.49


Edit: The Guild should totally have a Felicia Day mod.


I already have the Guild games on GOG and don't think I care enough about them to double dip. A Felicia Day mod might help but then again I still haven't gotten around to getting that DA2 DLC and probably won't.

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#72 INCyr

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:16 PM

Midweek Madness is the Dead Space games at 75% off ($4.99 each)

Today's deal is The Guild II Collection at 75% off ($4.99)

The Guild II - $2.49
The Guild II - Pirates of the European Seas - $2.49
The Guild II Renaissance - $2.49
The Guild II + TG2: Pirates of the European Seas - $3.74


*grumble grumble* I hate it when they put the Dead Space games on sale, because then it becomes a massive task of willpower not to pick them up. I already have both on the PS3, and am very much looking forward to the third one, but I know I don't NEED second (and possibly third on Origin) copies of the two games.

But man, I WANT second copies of both of them, just, ya know, because. The games are awesome.

#73 Sophita

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:19 PM

*grumble grumble* I hate it when they put the Dead Space games on sale, because then it becomes a massive task of willpower not to pick them up. I already have both on the PS3, and am very much looking forward to the third one, but I know I don't NEED second (and possibly third on Origin) copies of the two games.

But man, I WANT second copies of both of them, just, ya know, because. The games are awesome.


Just be careful as the games do have DRM/SolidShield though looks like you can de activate uses plus i've heard people complaining about how bad of ports Dead Space games have been. :-#
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#74 TsaebehT

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:23 PM

As an artist I am just a stickler for visuals. 9/10 I get lost in the art direction of games and analyze them that way rather than the actual gameplay.


As an artist I'm deeply offended by your inability to see the beauty in everything at any resolution. Lol. Admit it, this has nothing to do with art direction, you're just a graphics whore like everyone else! :lol:


... But man, I WANT second copies of both of them, just, ya know, because. The games are awesome.


I played through and absolutely loved the first on 360, and had a sealed copy of the second on PS3, and still bought both from Amazon. I recently played through both in 3D, I can't even describe how incredible they are in 3D.

#75 louiedog

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:23 PM

*grumble grumble* I hate it when they put the Dead Space games on sale, because then it becomes a massive task of willpower not to pick them up. I already have both on the PS3, and am very much looking forward to the third one, but I know I don't NEED second (and possibly third on Origin) copies of the two games.

But man, I WANT second copies of both of them, just, ya know, because. The games are awesome.


It's such a bummer seeing two games like that at $5 on Steam and knowing that you most likely can't have the sequel in the same library*.

* Yes, yes, add non-Steam game. It's not quite the same.

#76 motoki

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

It's such a bummer seeing two games like that at $5 on Steam and knowing that you most likely can't have the sequel in the same library*.

* Yes, yes, add non-Steam game. It's not quite the same.


As EA cranks out more and more future sequels, you'd better get used to it.

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#77 louiedog

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:29 PM

As EA cranks out more and more future sequels, you'd better get used to it.


I've accepted the reality of it, but it's still a bummer. It's probably compounded by the fact that I load up Origin so infrequently that I seem to have to update it every time. I had that issue on the PS3 for awhile as well. Meanwhile Steam is always running.

#78 BrolyB593

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:40 PM

As an artist I'm deeply offended by your inability to see the beauty in everything at any resolution. Lol. Admit it, this has nothing to do with art direction, you're just a graphics whore like everyone else! :lol:



Haha I suppose.

We have it on DS and iOS and so I have seen how nice it looks and I really do love the cartoony style of the game. I would expect the same treatment to be given to the PC version, which it is not so it upsets me.



Also, wtf is up with no two-pack for Tower Wars?! It is primarily a multiplayer title that seemed like a shoe-in for a two pack.

Poop.

Apparently Cladun X2 is now on Steam. This is actually quite a solid title from the PSP.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:48 PM

Humble Bundle for Android 3 & BTA entries appeared in steam registry.

#80 louiedog

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:52 PM

Humble Bundle for Android 3 & BTA entries appeared in steam registry.


Great. I was thinking the other day that I'd like to see another one. Hopefully it goes live in the next couple of days. They do seem to have cut down on the time between appearing in the registry and launch.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:54 PM

Humble Bundle for Android 3 & BTA entries appeared in steam registry.

Before anyone asks, there's nothing currently in the registry entry.

Nevertheless, I'm quite excited to see what will be included.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:56 PM

Midweek Madness is the Dead Space games at 75% off ($4.99 each)


cheaper buying the games individually than buying the bundle... you save a penny. hehe

#83 asheskitty

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:03 PM

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XII was released this year in Japan and could be the last installment. If you are interested in the story of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, then this is a must watch movie.

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Hmm, I would say Three Kingdoms would be more appropriate, than an action-flick.

Or some Japanese Taiga or Jidaigeki such as Komyo ga Tsuji or Gou ~Himetachi no Sengoku~. Both of which I enjoyed immensely. They both take place at the end of the Sengoku era and follow a historically based fiction of daimyo from the period.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:05 PM

A couple of kickstarters that look interesting (probably non-Steam):

Wings. I'm probably going to toss a few bucks toward this one myself. I can remember wasting many hours of my youth playing this on my Amiga 1000. Cinemaware made some great games for that platform, generally with some pretty ugly PC ports (EGA probably). If this is successful, I hope that an HD remake of It Came From The Desert is next.

Tales of Fallen London. This looks like a mashup of collectible card games, text adventures, and RPGs. It's already successful and on for 19 more days, so take a look if it sounds vaguely intriguing. . . . (I should add for the Coconut-minded among us that the $15 tier title is "Succulent Backer.")

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:13 PM

I have a 7950. The frame rate I get dips as low as 40FPS when I used the benchmark after setting my options to max. Keep in mind this includes very high forced AA and AS. A 7850 should be able to handle it, but I couldn't say for sure if you could pump up forced AA/AS to very high levels. I was kind of surprised since I idle at around 30-40C on my video card and it was hitting at least 70C in-game with my video card fan blasting at 50% if not more. Though I went windowed mode in the second half because my Google Talk shoved me into windowed mode when I received an email alert through it, which is retarded. I can test more later to see if it's just full screen, my forced settings or hi-res textures.

I never really played enough to Arkham Asylum and haven't touch City to really compare it (I'll play it eventually, just haven't really felt like playing it particularly. Maybe after I see the new movie it'll make me want to). From what I remember playing it on the console though, it's fairly similar. You have a single actual attack button that can be tapped for attack or held for strong attack. Then you have a grapple and counter. When attacking, you can perform combos by using various things such as sprint/grapple/attack/strong attack and then you can also grapple people into environmental objects (fans/soda machines/boxes/etc).

It also have two level systems in place. One being the cops, the other be the triads. Each mission you do, you gain exp for both. However on my last mission I had a car chase and every time you damage property in any way, it lowers your cop score on the mission. Each of the levels have their own tree that they boost and then there are a couple of other things you can level up to, but I'm not far enough to know what they're tied to.

It'd probably be easier for me to record it with some commentary to show you though.


Thanks for brief hands-on review, Darekon! This game and Darksiders II are on my list right now, but I'm just not sure if I want to get them now or wait until they're on sale. I'm a sucker for open world games (GTA4, SRTT, JC2, Infamous 2, etc) so this is definitely on my radar!
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#86 asheskitty

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:16 PM

As an artist I am just a stickler for visuals. 9/10 I get lost in the art direction of games and analyze them that way rather than the actual gameplay.


I totally understand, having a background in audio/effects/compression, audio artifacts can drive me to distraction. That and bad graphics aliasing.

Great. I was thinking the other day that I'd like to see another one. Hopefully it goes live in the next couple of days. They do seem to have cut down on the time between appearing in the registry and launch.


>.> Where's that Nexus 7 pre-order... ah well it was $224 shipped for the 16GB, I can wait. (Besides it seems there are some minor screen issues in some of the early production runs.)

#87 Draekon

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:23 PM

Apparently Cladun X2 is now on Steam. This is actually quite a solid title from the PSP.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:38 PM

OK, I know these are not on Steam, but for the love of all that is right in the world, someone please
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explain to me why these things are needed.

This
This
Why does this even exist?

I just do not understand this madness....... but if they come to Steam I will buy one of them for Motoki to play for damn sure.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:47 PM

OK, I know these are not on Steam, but for the love of all that is right in the world, someone please

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explain to me why these things are needed.

This
This
Why does this even exist?

I just do not understand this madness....... but if they come to Steam I will buy one of them for Motoki to play for damn sure.


The same reason Uwe Boll movies keep being made, someone keeps giving him money!

#90 Sophita

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:49 PM

Hmm, I would say Three Kingdoms would be more appropriate, than an action-flick.

Or some Japanese Taiga or Jidaigeki such as Komyo ga Tsuji or Gou ~Himetachi no Sengoku~. Both of which I enjoyed immensely. They both take place at the end of the Sengoku era and follow a historically based fiction of daimyo from the period.


I actually just got that Three Kingdoms series! :bouncy: Makes me wish there was a English release for more of these type of shows and movies.

Though never heard of the other so I'll have to search those out now as well. and get those. :applause:
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