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RollingSkull

Member Since 11 Jul 2004
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In Topic: Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Eidos Anthology $51.99 | Gunpoint $1.99 |...

30 June 2014 - 10:36 PM

Talisman is a great, wonderful rendition of a truly garbage board game. Throw some dice, make no meaningful choices, then good things or bad things happen to you, everyone else laughs or fumes. Laughter subsides about 45 minutes to an hour in and then it's all downhill from there.


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27 June 2014 - 05:48 AM

Most of the comic books I have sampled from the humble bundle are degenerate and/or stupid crap but I am liking the Red Sonja volume so far.

 

Not in a hurry to read anything else by Alan Moore though so I can say nothing about them.


In Topic: Steam Deals Thread V12 ~ Summer Sale on Now!

25 June 2014 - 12:15 AM

Didn't like Shadow Warrior. It is a great sword in search of a non-boring shooting game. The fun of cutting demons in half is great but then at the third act you have to shoot them and it all just falls apart.

 

Also the bosses are every bit as bad as the reviewers say.


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17 June 2014 - 01:24 AM

Unrelated: I love Boardgamegeek reviews as you can get people who just tear apart some of the greatest board games out there. Agricola is one of the highest rated games on BGG with good reason but if check the bad reviews you can find people who just plain savage it with wit. None of that stuff you see in vidya where "Oh, the genre isn't FOR you." It's "This genre sucks because X, Y, Z."

 

Played Republique Episode 1. That sucker cooks my Iphone 4s like it was on a stove. The reviewers are all absolutely nuts. ESPECIALLY that IGN twit that said it was about finding strength or something and the others who say this is a look at the surveillance state. It's fricken not. It's dumb. The whole world is still kept largely behind the curtains and what they do show is inconsequential. It feels so small and cramped and I still don't even get the purpose of this facility. The headmaster is cool but isn't even close to as eloquent as Breen is.

 

But that's all alright. That's just to say those idiots praising it are wrong. I'm great with 90s sci-fi movie schlock. Even if you can't capture the seductive allure of "Man, I could run this country better than these idiots around me" in your surveillance state, at least you can just use it as a playground to have fun. And they do. The writing and voice work are great fun. Nothing happens though and nothing is even close to hinted at in this opening act and it certainly isn't enough to get me to buy the whole thing. Maybe on PC after it is confirmed the 5 episodes are satisfying.

 

Still, fun enough. I liked what I played.

 

Hope is the platonic ideal of a damsel but not an actual human being yet. And there's absolutely no sense of danger because

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In Topic: 3DS eShop Deals - 10/23: Atlus Sale, $6 SteamWorld Dig, $6 Squids O...

09 May 2014 - 03:43 AM

I only played it on Wii but Rage of the Gladiators is pretty dang good for a Punchout clone. Far better than Infinity Blade.