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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    Yeah, have any of you tried playing through ME1 since ME2 released?

    It's rough.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    I'd probably argue pretty strongly for Mass Effect 1 having the most cinematic and tense ending sequences in video games in general.

  • ReginaldReginald Registered User regular
    Can you carry your ME1 Shepard over to ME2, a la Baldur's Gate?

  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    And yet playing it is almost required in order to make heads or tails of the rest of the series.

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hamlet Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Assassin's Creed is really the series you wanna point to as an example of a plot-critical series where the first one is a demoralizing chore to pull yourself through.

    Oohhh shit yeah. I am totally down with this one. Two was so much better in every way and I would actively recommend against playing the first. I mean it had a great setting but man that gameplay needed some refinement

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Assassin's Creed is really the series you wanna point to as an example of a plot-critical series where the first one is a demoralizing chore to pull yourself through.

    I actually didn't mind Assassin's Creed 1

    That said, it had the worst ending in the series, and I did feel it was a chore going through all that work for that shit ending

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'd probably argue pretty strongly for Mass Effect 1 having the most cinematic and tense ending sequences in video games in general.

    I'd argue pretty strongly that Mass Effect 1 is a chore to play after experiencing Mass Effect 2 and I wish I had the ability to skip all combat in it forever like that one Bioware executive lady suggested and got death threats over.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    Mass Effect 2 is absolutely the high point of that series for me

    Mass Effect 3 feels too fast and shooter-y for me. Like I'm playing Gears of War. And I don't like Gears of War.

    Luckily I had absolutely no qualms about turning it down to "narrative" difficulty (which basically means you can't die) and zipping through story beats, since they're the reason I'm there. At the very least, very good on BioWare for doing that.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    I'd probably argue pretty strongly for Mass Effect 1 having the most cinematic and tense ending sequences in video games in general.

    I'd argue pretty strongly that Mass Effect 1 is a chore to play after experiencing Mass Effect 2 and I wish I had the ability to skip all combat in it forever like that one Bioware executive lady suggested and got death threats over.

    Putting combat on easy makes a big difference but yeah, it's still not great.

    Someone sent you death threats for suggesting being able to skip combat in the game? Were you posting in G&T at the time or something?

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    No, a BioWare executive got death threats

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  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    It doesn't help that the first 2-3 hours of ME are near constant exposition dumps

    Just put me behind the wheel in the Normandy, please

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  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I played ME1 recently (for the first time, after 2 and 3) and the combat was pretty fun for me. However, I was playing an Adept which turned into a powerhouse about halfway through the game, which I think made a big difference.

    The Mako sections were awful and all of the side content was unplayable. If you played DA2 and got upset at the re-use of dungeon zones, you don't remember ME1.

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  • XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    I think I just ended up trying to do crazy stunts with the Mako and realized I had forgot what side mission I was on.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Also the mako sucks donkey butt.

    Give me a quicktravel key and a 'nuke that stupid fucking warehouse' key.

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 Yeah, I know, I missed Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Guys I'm just a couple of minutes into this Minecraft quick look and I really want to play Minecraft

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    ...Why not play it on the PC?

    I mean damn

    Even my shit-ass old PC would run it

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  • Medium DaveMedium Dave Registered User regular
    Shit, I restarted playing as soon as that quick look was over. We used to play a ton in the office. One of the dudes set up his old computer as a server. It was cool.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    I really don't get the appeal of Minecraft personally

    I tried it and it was kinda lame

    Totally with the GB crew on this one

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    This probably sounds hipstery but my favorite version of minecraft was before the survival update

    I liked spawning clones

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    About as rad as the term "totes"

    Which is like saying not rad at all

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    totes is fine internet slang. it's when people say it out loud you should be p. worried.

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    About as rad as the term "totes"

    Which is like saying not rad at all

    about as rad as shut up, idiot

  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 Yeah, I know, I missed Registered User regular
    ...Why not play it on the PC?

    I mean damn

    Even my shit-ass old PC would run it

    Because my setup for my 360 is more comfortable than the setup for my laptop, why should you care?

  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    I really don't get the appeal of Minecraft personally

    I tried it and it was kinda lame

    Totally with the GB crew on this one

    Same here.

  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    ...Why not play it on the PC?

    I mean damn

    Even my shit-ass old PC would run it

    Because my setup for my 360 is more comfortable than the setup for my laptop, why should you care?

    Apparently the XBLA version is missing all the updates past the adventure update, which was released at the end of last year. Though I think I heard it supports 4 player split screen, which seems kinda nice for playing with friends.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    See I try not to post too many Navarro things

    but
    This New Assassin's Creed III Trailer is the Very Definition of a 'Teaser' 112
    I used to post real trailers, until I took Ubisoft's social media strategy to the knee.

    come on

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    a5ehren wrote: »
    I really don't get the appeal of Minecraft personally

    I tried it and it was kinda lame

    Totally with the GB crew on this one

    Same here.

    I mean I've heard it's that whole "make your own fun" deal with it

    A ton of games I play have some sort of level editor in them, I never bother with them. I see them as being unnecessary completely to my experience, but neat for the people that want to mess around with them (even if the things they make are never, ever, as good as the things the actual developer makes, so why bother)

    But a "game" built around that purpose? Nah. I'd rather pay $40 to have someone make a neat little playhouse for me to run around and do things in than pay $20 for someone to give me the materials and say "Build it yourself without any real direction or objective."

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    Welcome to last page, population Blankzilla
    That's a thing

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Welcome to last page, population Blankzilla
    That's a thing
    I do not believe in reading

  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    a5ehren wrote: »
    I really don't get the appeal of Minecraft personally

    I tried it and it was kinda lame

    Totally with the GB crew on this one

    Same here.

    I mean I've heard it's that whole "make your own fun" deal with it

    A ton of games I play have some sort of level editor in them, I never bother with them. I see them as being unnecessary completely to my experience, but neat for the people that want to mess around with them (even if the things they make are never, ever, as good as the things the actual developer makes, so why bother)

    But a "game" built around that purpose? Nah. I'd rather pay $40 to have someone make a neat little playhouse for me to run around and do things in than pay $20 for someone to give me the materials and say "Build it yourself without any real direction or objective."

    Yeah. For certain types of people, I'm sure it's fantastic and awesome and blahblahblah, but I don't have the time or the inclination to spend my entertainment time making my own fun. I'd probably end up playing like Jeff - just digging to the bottom of the world and getting bored.

  • rfilyawrfilyaw Registered User regular
    I wanna say that I loved Minecraft a lot. I got bored with it, BUT that was after many many hours of playing it. I got Final Fantasy hours worth of value from it.

    I had a lot of fun building ridiculously large pagodas on multiplayer servers.

    There are a lot cooler materials to build with these days, so some of this would look a lot better with things you could make now.
    Spoiler:

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 Yeah, I know, I missed Registered User regular
    Zandracon wrote: »
    ...Why not play it on the PC?

    I mean damn

    Even my shit-ass old PC would run it

    Because my setup for my 360 is more comfortable than the setup for my laptop, why should you care?

    Apparently the XBLA version is missing all the updates past the adventure update, which was released at the end of last year. Though I think I heard it supports 4 player split screen, which seems kinda nice for playing with friends.

    Noted.

    As for my interest in this game, watching this video just scratches an exploration itch in my brain.

    Because as ambiguous as they are towards this game the part where the Creeper explodes behind them and affects the makeup of his mine is really cool to me.

  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    I wanna say that I loved Minecraft a lot. I got bored with it, BUT that was after many many hours of playing it. I got Final Fantasy hours worth of value from it.

    I had a lot of fun building ridiculously large pagodas on multiplayer servers.

    There are a lot cooler materials to build with these days, so some of this would look a lot better with things you could make now.
    Spoiler:

    Jesus Christ, Ronnie. How long did that take you to build?

  • Mr. GMr. G Are those your drums? Registered User regular
    I just liked building stuff

    I never once played Minecraft with the monsters on

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  • MrDapperMrDapper We're here. RUNRegistered User regular
    Minecraft was well worth $20 to me. I eventually got tired but that was after about 40 hours of play.

  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    This probably sounds hipstery but my favorite version of minecraft was before the survival update

    I liked spawning clones

    Creative multiplayer was fantastic and I only played survival at first because it had some rocking lighting

    And now nobody plays creative servers

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    Man

    Creative multi was so great

  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    I wanna say that I loved Minecraft a lot. I got bored with it, BUT that was after many many hours of playing it. I got Final Fantasy hours worth of value from it.

    I had a lot of fun building ridiculously large pagodas on multiplayer servers.

    There are a lot cooler materials to build with these days, so some of this would look a lot better with things you could make now.
    Spoiler:

    AND THEN

  • rfilyawrfilyaw Registered User regular
    a5ehren wrote: »
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    I wanna say that I loved Minecraft a lot. I got bored with it, BUT that was after many many hours of playing it. I got Final Fantasy hours worth of value from it.

    I had a lot of fun building ridiculously large pagodas on multiplayer servers.

    There are a lot cooler materials to build with these days, so some of this would look a lot better with things you could make now.
    Spoiler:

    Jesus Christ, Ronnie. How long did that take you to build?

    That one took me a couple weeks at least, and I was playing hours every day. I don't think monsters or damage were on yet, so it wasn't too difficult other than falling and having to run back up. I built more pagodas later with damage and monsters on, and it made it a bit tougher for sure. A lot of the work is collecting materials

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