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New Comic Thread, Wednesday, June 22 2011

facetiousfacetious a wit so dryit shits sandRegistered User regular
edited June 2011 in Singularity Engine++
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Real strong, facetious.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus What a bright time, it's the Prime time... Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    What's the fucking point, indeed.

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Everytime I see the new comic up without a thread I get so paranoid that I'm going to post a duplicate thread that I literally refresh SE++ like 10 times before I post it. Of course, had I just posted it, I would have went up first.

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Whatever mod stickied this was on the ball.

    I do that too, Adus. :P

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2011
    sup

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I might have known.



    I wonder what it says about me that this feature strikes me as something I honestly would do. Other than that I'm a servile crone.

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  • ThetherooThetheroo skeleton punRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Wait, seriously?

    Now I don't really want to play this as much.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    the demo told me that I would enjoy this game


    but not for $60

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    well, I can only assume that it's a step up from (pretty sure) fable 2's co-op, where it didn't even let the second player use their character. everything else seems to fit though.

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  • faitsfaits a panda eating cake seattleRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    this is the exact reason I will not be buying this game

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I had a ball playing II with a friend, we'll probably pick it up when it's cheap and have a merry trip down nostalgia lane

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Ori you have been a super mod lately, FYI. You should set yourself to Super Mod.

    Also I laughed heartily at this. I imagine Gabriel disconnected partway through Tycho saying 'company'

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  • Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This is the best birthday comic yet.

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  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Gabe should feel honored with the esteemed company

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  • Bacon-BuTTyBacon-BuTTy Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I did not know this.

    This is stupid.

    I will not be buying this game.

    Why do so many games fuck co-op up so godamn much? Co-op is easily one of my most favourite ways to play a game.

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel GreenlandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Co-op is the best ever. This version of co-op is dumb and from several butts!

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    Fuck off and die.
  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Oh, Obsidian!

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  • Wandering IdiotWandering Idiot Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    The Dungeon Siege games have always been generic and boring, so Gabe's probably not missing much.


    There, I said it.

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  • WeaverWeaver Burn their ignorance to the groundRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    fucking every last shit game is charging $60 these days

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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I did not know this.

    This is stupid.

    I will not be buying this game.

    Why do so many games fuck co-op up so godamn much? Co-op is easily one of my most favourite ways to play a game.

    I was on the fence about recommending this be the next title for my regular coop group. Now I am not on the fence any more.

    This comic is pretty much a straight up PSA.

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  • Bacon-BuTTyBacon-BuTTy Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Iolo wrote: »
    I did not know this.

    This is stupid.

    I will not be buying this game.

    Why do so many games fuck co-op up so godamn much? Co-op is easily one of my most favourite ways to play a game.

    I was on the fence about recommending this be the next title for my regular coop group. Now I am not on the fence any more.

    This comic is pretty much a straight up PSA.

    I was the same.

    I mean really. "Let's put co-op in our game" - "Okay!" - "let's make it utterly pointless for the co-op partner!" - "Okay!"

    Why even put it in there? Who wants that? Unless it was a technical limitation they came across rather than a design decision, in which case just leave it out because, again, who wants it?

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  • SabreMauSabreMau 두둠칫 映画館Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
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    Contemplating how his hand is arranged here. I'm not sure what it's doing.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I feel like this is an inherent problem with making a sequel to a co-op loot driven action RPG when you are a developer who is famous for story

    "well we can't allow players to create their own characters, they have to play this specific named character because this is his story, and it wouldn't make sense to have two of the same guy at once, that would be silly, and all the other characters in the party are playable but are also named and voice acted and no one who is playing through the game will really give a shit about their stats, so why bother having players import them for co-op, so whatever, just let them play the host's supporting characters!"

    It's a fucked up train of logic that doesn't necessarily go off the rails, but just goes to a place through a really complicated route that no one in the right mind would want to go to at all

    @Sabre: it's just cupped right beneath the ball of lightning magicks

    It threw me for a loop too, at first, but all the weird shit you're seeing is just electro lightning nonsense

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  • GalacticGalactic Registered User
    edited June 2011
    The person who decided 55 bucks was the appropriate price point for the STEAM version of this game kindly flog yourself mercilessly until I say stop. Start..... NOW.

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  • Ia Ia Fhtagn!Ia Ia Fhtagn! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Huh. Its like they're actively searching for reasons not to sell their game to people.

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  • PandabearcakesPandabearcakes Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I played the demo.

    No way in hell would I pay more than 15 bucks for this game.

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  • NeliNeli Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Didn't know this game existed and now I am actively avoiding it hooray

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  • Maz-Maz- 飛べ Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Ah, another Dungeon Siege comic. The first one they did is one of my all-time favorites.

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  • Bacon-BuTTyBacon-BuTTy Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I really want a co-op TES game.

    Oblivion co-op would be the shit.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2011
    SabreMau wrote: »
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    Contemplating how his hand is arranged here. I'm not sure what it's doing.

    The phenomenon.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I just like the look of joy on Tycho's face in the second panel as the blood is flying off his sword. He's just happy as can be with his slaughter and mage bitch-boy lackey who doesn't get any experience, gold, or loot.

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  • PeccaviPeccavi Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Damn, Obsidian. This is pretty obvious stuff.

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  • WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    well, I can only assume that it's a step up from (pretty sure) fable 2's co-op, where it didn't even let the second player use their character. everything else seems to fit though.

    Yes, you can assume that.

    You'd be wrong, though.

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  • darleysamdarleysam UKRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Woodroez wrote: »
    well, I can only assume that it's a step up from (pretty sure) fable 2's co-op, where it didn't even let the second player use their character. everything else seems to fit though.

    Yes, you can assume that.

    You'd be wrong, though.

    Bizarrely, Fable 3's co-op was one of the few redeeming features of the game.

    Sadly, my opinion of Dungeon Siege has been based entirely on its co-op, peaking out at "oh, it has co-op?!" before plummeting with the revelation that hah, barely.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I tried the demo last week. The story was so generic and boring that I was unable to finish it because of how uninterested I was.

    I work at Gamestop and I've had several people come in and cancel their preorder based on the demo as well. Obsidian has done a fantastic job of unselling their game.

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  • ThreeCubedThreeCubed Registered User
    edited June 2011
    I enjoy co-op games where I can fuck-up player 1's progress (by shooting an explosive barrel while we're standing right next to it, for example). Wonder if you can do this in this game.

    This is probably why I'm usually not allowed to play and am bestowed the title of Beer-run Bitch.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Who out there actually has anything positive to say about this kind of gimped co-op? What would possess a game designer to create a 2-player experience like this?

    Diablo 2 had 8-player co-op with persistent characters eleven years ago.

    What is their goddamn problem?

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  • rfilyawrfilyaw Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I've been playing Secret of Mana again recently. 1993 had better co-op than 2011 does.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    The sad truth is that Obsidian has never released a game worthy of its Black Isle roots.

    KotOR 2 was an unfinished, rushed nightmare with a lot of really good game improvements, which are easily lost and forgotten when the story collapses on itself about 80% of the way into the game.

    Alpha Protocol, while having some brilliant ideas and a fantastic decision making system, was horribly flawed by bugs, terrible AI, and a whole host of other problems.

    New Vegas was simply not as good as Fallout 3, despite some improvements to the game mechanics, and Obsidian failed to fix or improve on many of the game crippling bugs that were present in FO3. Oh and New Vegas had a whole slew of new bugs as well.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Who out there actually has anything positive to say about this kind of gimped co-op? What would possess a game designer to create a 2-player experience like this?

    Diablo 2 had 8-player co-op with persistent characters eleven years ago.

    What is their goddamn problem?

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  • EncEnc Briarthorn Alliance FloridaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    I've been playing Secret of Mana again recently. 1993 had better co-op than 2011 does.

    Seriously. Pretty much every game could learn something from Secret of Mana.

    And, yeah. The day someone makes a game that is essentially Oblivion co-op will be the day I give that someone all of my dollars.

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