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Re: G3ntl3m3n's Chall3ng3 3pisod3 Thr33! (See, it gots 3's where the E's should ought to be.)

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Post by capcommaster1881 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:11 pm

I didnt have much time to play Might and Magic with the time I had but I would like to be in the next round. I need to change my list though so im fixing it right now.

Edit: Took out some games and replaced them.
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Dreamcast
Shenmue

Game Boy Advance
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Season
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

Nintendo 64
Jet Force Gemini
Paper Mario
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

PC
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
Deus Ex
Majesty: Gold Edition
Omikron: The Nomad Soul
Sonic Adventure 2
StarCraft
System Shock 2
The Longest Journey
Unreal Gold

Playstation
Legend of Mana
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
Threads of Fate
Vagrant Story

Playstation 2
Dark Cloud
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Post by I REALLY HATE PRESENTS! » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:31 pm

^^ I played a bit of Jade Empire several years ago, didn't get far but it was pretty good.

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Post by smol Kat » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:44 pm

Oh, right, I have to pick for Tazy! @The Amazing Tazy Ten as one of the people running LttP rando, you know I gotta challenge you to Link to the Past!

@ScottyMcGee Sweeeet. I started it a couple years ago...by which I mean I got through the opera scene...and then I forgot all about it ^^;

So @capcommaster1881 , you're not gonna carry over? Sounds good. I guess someone should roll to see who picks for you or sth?
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Post by I am nobody » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:49 pm

We could slot Capcom in between Tazy and Boo without making anyone pick again. So Capcom picks for Boo and Tazy picks for Capcom.

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Post by capcommaster1881 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:01 pm

If I am picking for Boo then i guess I choose Project X Zone. played a bunch of that game and thought it was a little fun for its concept. Havent finished it though so i dont know how good it is.

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Post by New! Tazy Ten » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:14 pm

Alright!!

So, @capcommaster1881. I believe it's time to test your skills in Thief: The Dark Project. Old games are good, right?

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Post by I am nobody » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:48 pm

Jade Empire started out really promising, but it's becoming more meh as it goes along. It's not that it's actually getting worse, but at the beginning of the game there's enough uniqueness in the premise that you kind of generously assume all the bland is going to go somewhere, and then it doesn't.

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-The combat system is actually pretty good for BioWare, but that's largely because only the later Mass Effects and the first Dragon Age have ever had particularly decent combat. It's alright.

-The cast is just tropes. There's Dummy the Violent, Shy Mystic Neighborhood Girl, Flirtatious Pirate, Icy Princess, Dark and Mysterious Ex-Assassin, Girl with Demon, Mad Inventor, and Guy Who Makes Jokes about how Bossy his Wife is. And I get it, every RPG has tropey party members, but they're not supposed to be the entire party, and they're supposed to go somewhere from said tropes. Not this game!

-The sidequests and story are pretty much what you'd expect if you've played any BioWare or similar game ME1 or to some extent even DA:O. There's worse things to be, but well, it's not really interesting 13 years later.

-The world is appallingly lazy. "Jade Empire" is obviously pretty lazy, but everything is at that level of just swapping in a word that a six year old would associate with China and calling it fantasy. We even get squiggles that are obviously supposed to be Chinese, except that they couldn't bother to pay a translator and just drew nonsense. Similarly, there is an "old tongue" that is again, obviously Chinese, except that it's just voice actors making single syllable noises that aren't even toned. I have to imagine that all the people that put so much loving effort into the DA and ME worlds were either busy or not yet hired, because it's extremely difficult to believe any of them are also responsible for this unimaginative garbage.
That was mostly to talk myself out of wasting a further 10 hours on finishing it. It isn't bad, despite how upset I clearly am at how little effort went into it, but I haven't given up on my New Year's resolution not to bother with mediocre games, and there are many better ways to spend 10 hours.

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:15 pm

^Hmmm. I'd heard good things about JE. Never played it myself, though (naturally) it's in my XB backlog.

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Post by I am nobody » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:40 pm

2005 standards were a lot lower, in fairness. I don't have an excuse for 2012 me thinking it was anything special though - I'd played loads of better games by then. :/

(although 2005 did get the still very good Minish Cap on January 10th and still phenomenal Resident Evil 4 the next day, so it's not all bad)


I'm interested in these "different game" arrangements you mentioned.

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:46 pm

How about 'Rage'? I hear 'Rage' is a bag o' laughs.
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Post by I am nobody » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:20 pm

So I hate to bail on two games in once cycle, but Rage is pretty much unplayable. The baseline framerate is just below 30, which I could live with, but there's massive stuttering whenever you turn and texture pop-in all over the place. Changing the settings and resolution makes no difference beyond making the game tiny, since the fullscreen option doesn't work. I probably need to use the (unsupported) 64-bit version, but that only lets me choose between playing in a window that doesn't capture the mouse pointer or in full screen zoomed in to a quarter of the game. Both of those are problematic in a FPS. The gameplay seemed like it might hold up, so that's a shame.


Mind picking another?

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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:48 pm

YES

QUIT BEING SO PICKY---------YOUR REFUSAL TO PLAY THIS GAME IS FILLING MY HEART WITH ANGER OR FURY OR SEVERE ANNOYANCE OR SOME OTHER SYNONYM THEREOF

I'm given to understand 'Bastion' is super good.
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Post by I am nobody » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:52 pm

i knew it

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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:46 pm

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Post by I REALLY HATE PRESENTS! » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:50 pm

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:33 pm

I started playing Mighty No. 9 today.

Uff.

It's. . .

I mean. . .

It's not THE WORST game in the world. . .

but.

Uff.

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Post by Booyakasha » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:09 am

C'mon, @I am nobody, play 'Bastion'. I started it last night after I assigned it to you. It's neat. Isometric action-RPG. Sprite-based, so it should run cleanly on any computer. Cool music. Film noir narrator and all. Yeah.
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Post by smol Kat » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:51 pm

I actually had trouble running the demo, but the concept of the game seemed really cool.

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Post by I am nobody » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:58 pm

I started it then as well. Probably a third of the way through - I don't remember it being very long.

RAGE's performance problems were entirely on it, though. The time I accidentally ran Abzu in 8K aside, nothing has ever run even close to that badly on my current computer.

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:34 am

All done. I was pretty confident that this'd be one of the ones I'd still like, but if anything, I didn't appreciate it enough the last time around. It's a masterpiece, and one of the best short games period.

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