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Posted by leichstein on 27 January 2016 - 03:14 AM
So for anyone that has the Witness are all the puzzles just drawing lines on graph paper? The gt review says they limited what they showed on purpose, but every puzzle looked like it was the same.
In its most simplest form, all of the puzzles consist of making a line through (usually) a maze of sorts. That is the underlying core mechanic of all the puzzles.
However, the game gradually introduces different elements to put a twist on that simple mechanic. Some require you to make a line that meets a certain requirement and this requirement can vary greatly. This creates a wide variety of "types" of puzzles. Then some puzzles use the environment around you, some use a matter of perspective, and some use auditory cues to help you solve them. And if one puzzle stumps you, you can explore the island and solve other puzzles. Often times this will help you figure out solutions to older puzzles or puzzles in a completely different area.
So far, I've solved 156 puzzles in about the six hours I've played of it and I've never felt the gameplay become annoying, frustrating or repetitive. And that's saying something for a puzzle game.
Posted by leichstein on 25 December 2015 - 01:17 PM
This is definitely worth $10. It just got a lot of hate at release because there's not enough there to justify the full price of $60, since there's no co-op or multiplayer, and the small size of the levels and the "sameness" of a lot of the weapons doesn't give you much wiggle room for trying out different tactics on a replay. The enemy AI isn't too amazing either, and you fight too many human enemies for what looked to be a more supernatural werewolf killing game from the trailers.
But for what it is, it's a game with a cool story and background with competent shooting mechanics and great graphics. I hope Ready At Dawn can learn from their mistakes with this one, and make a truly great game next time around.
This. I felt like The Order: 1886 was a great tech demo, but a mediocre game. The length vs. price issue aside, it really needed more time to be fleshed out in many other aspects. The graphics, setting, and atmosphere were all great, but that was about it. Although I didn't enjoy it that much, I'd love to see Ready At Dawn make a sequel. There is just so much potential that I feel could be realized if they didn't have to worry too much about the technical aspects next time around.
All that said, I'd say it's worth a look see for about $10.
Posted by leichstein on 27 January 2015 - 01:10 PM
When i say something, its obviously a fact for me. Not forcing others to believe that. I'm not knocking the other 2 consoles, but when i look at the library of games for each, Nintendo has the best. Not to mention its cheaper and it has free online (its not the best, but it gets the job done).
Posted by leichstein on 07 September 2014 - 07:20 PM
Posted by leichstein on 05 August 2014 - 08:35 PM
I am not sure too. Final Fantasies 5, 6, 7 and 8 costs 10bucks? That doesn't look like a sale to me.
FFX/X-2 HD should cost 20 bucks even without sale. The 40 bucks they normally charge is way too expensive for old games, IMO.
Old games with upgraded graphics, 2-4 games in the bundle, trophy support, and (in SE's case) additional content that never made it to certain parts of the world is a damn good deal.
Posted by leichstein on 27 July 2014 - 05:46 PM
How does inFAMOUS Second Son compare with inFAMOUS 1 or 2? I've played a bit of Second Son and I'm enjoying it, but I'm somewhat tempted to trade it in to Gamestop while they still have their 50% promotion, use $10 to buy #1 or 2 on the Super Hero sale and pocket the last $20.
Infamous 1 is good, but a little rough with some pretty annoying gameplay design choices (enemy AI is very good with sniping you from even from across the map). The level design is kind of drab and it gets repetitive pretty quickly (having to go down to the sewers and getting a new power again and again). The side missions are also extremely repetitive since there's only like a handful of types and you have to play them over and over, but in a different area.
Infamous 2 is an improvement in pretty much every way. The enemy AI is improved to where it's not too easy, but it's also not cheap. The level design is much more inspired. The colorful New Marais beats the gray drabness of Empire City. You get more powers than just lightning and how you gain them and level them up is more varied than the first. There's also a better variety of side missions to reduce the repetitive feel from the first game.
All in all, I would say give Infamous 1 a spin at least for the story. It might be a bit rough gameplay wise compared to Second Son, but it's still fun. After that, move onto Infamous 2. It plays better than 1 and is beefier than Second Son as far as content.