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by weakboson
Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sine mora
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Sine mora

It has flaws, and I don't think I'd care to go for a 1CC or play for score, but it's fun to stick autofire on and blast through the story.
by weakboson
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Features you loved that were removed from sequels
Replies: 25
Views: 834

Re: Features you loved that were removed from sequels

I really liked the first Mass Effect's weapon overheating system. It was a nice little touch that gave the shooting a futuristic feel and although it didn't change things fundamentally it worked particularly well with the weapon mods which whose effects made sense in the game world. It was just so c...
by weakboson
Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 'random niceness' thread
Replies: 4485
Views: 123164

Re: 'random niceness' thread

Those of you who complain that the thread is flooded with half halfhearted offerings should consider what the cause of the problem might be before imposing more rules as a solution. What is the cause of the problem then? I do see your point but you are missing mine. I'm not talking about altering t...
by weakboson
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 'random niceness' thread
Replies: 4485
Views: 123164

Re: 'random niceness' thread

I think this is a great thread but I always thought of this thread a niceness thread, remember? It's for people who want to be nice and give something away without receiving anything in return. In that I don't see that it's necessary to have a rule that someone replaces something that they take - or...
by weakboson
Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Castlevania series.
Replies: 60
Views: 1581

Re: The Castlevania series.

I liked SotN but coming to it after having played several other Metroidvanias it didn't have the full impact it should have. The sense of scale is something unrivaled in the others but the balance is a bit wonky. I suppose I should replay it under some special conditions, even if they have to be sel...
by weakboson
Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6132
Views: 146308

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

Bastion Fun game. Will be seeing what's what with NG+ and score attack before I move on. Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (N64) Are the N64 Castlevanias worth sticking with? I did try a bit of LoD on an emulator but I haven't really got into it. As an aside I'm going to mention that I think that the ...
by weakboson
Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Misunderstood gems
Replies: 37
Views: 1290

Re: Misunderstood gems

Nah Other M is no gem. The thing is that even if you ignore the story the gameplay isn't great. Nothing of the intricacy or atmosphere of the 2D games. Pretty mediocre and hardly par for a series that typically exhibits genuinely excellent design.
by weakboson
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elser Scrolls Online Subscription Based
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Elser Scrolls Online Subscription Based

MMORPGs are a dubious prospect at the best of times and while as a fan of Euler Scrolls I saw potential this is a deal breaker. Hopefully it will go F2P and by then we'll know more about it. I hope it draws more from its own series than other online games.
by weakboson
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 50hz is horrible.
Replies: 33
Views: 966

Re: 50hz is horrible.

Yeah! To hell with it 50hz. I hate playing games at a slow speed, it makes me feel like I'm not getting the proper experience. With shmups I find it makes things easier, but then your scores/1CCs aren't the achievements they should be. Put me right off playing the PAL version of Shienryu because I d...
by weakboson
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Strider. Who's looking forward to it
Replies: 45
Views: 1061

Re: Strider. Who's looking forward to it

The gameplay reveal worried me to be honest. It looks kind of sloppy with the player taking a huge number of hits but just regenerating most of it. This combined with track record of the developer make me think it's going to be another case of a classic IP outsourced to westerners inexperienced with...
by weakboson
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Humble Origin Bundle!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Humble Origin Bundle!!!

This is a ploy to get people in bed with Origin and it may well work on me. At the moment I've decided to take the steam keys and run but some of those origin only games might get a look one day. Still it's an amazing deal. Furthermore in an entirely out of character move they are forfeiting their e...
by weakboson
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Skyrim
Replies: 78
Views: 2268

Re: Skyrim

Ooh Legendary difficulty, forgot they added that since I last played. Are there any other changes apart from enemies doing more damage?

For me the entire game on master difficulty was become ethereal, walk up to any enemy, two handed power attack and the rest just sorts itself out.
by weakboson
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elder Scrolls Anthology
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Elder Scrolls Anthology

It would be nice to have Oblivion and Skyrim on the PC and with extra DLC. But I already own all these games in one form or another so £50 is too much. I mean, I could get the ones I'm missing for <£30. The first two are free to download remember.
by weakboson
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What game have you COMPLETED this week
Replies: 6132
Views: 146308

Re: What game have you COMPLETED this week

Baldur's Gate

Was one of the first games I ever played but it was so much fun to start the game again and play as a new character that I never finished it. Well it's taken me over a decade but I've finally seen it through :D
by weakboson
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Indie Gala Summertide
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Indie Gala Summertide

Just so you know the three eXceeds are all their own games, not just add-ons. Which is lucky because the first one is a bit naff. I've been enjoying the third one, though. Definitely worth <£4.50.