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Posted by wormdrink414 on 04.03.2013 at 11:40
Finally playing Super Meat Boy after Humble Bundling it months ago. Love the speed of it all, good challenge. The warp worlds are a really excellent touch.



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Dima

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Age: 20
From: Australia

  18.11.2014 at 02:33
Diablo-esque ARPG. Looks absolutely nuts.
Slayer666

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Age: 20
From: Serbia

  18.11.2014 at 14:20
Written by whatsacow on 16.11.2014 at 14:15

Or you could buy a demo. You could say you're just sampling the game, but if you already got it for free, you aren't going to buy it even if it is good.


If you buy it, then it's not a demo. It's just the first 1/10th of the game you bought for a ridiculously overinflated price. And I'm not buying shit from the modern industry until they give me absolutely irrefutable proof it's worth my money.

Before the industry decided it wants ALL of the money (note: not a lot of money, ALL of the money) for almost no work, a demo was a pretty solid, representative chunk of the entire game being given completely for free. Now it's... well, I don't even know what to call it.

Other than torrenting the game and actually playing it yourself for a while, there's virtually no way for you to inform yourself of its quality pre-purchase. Every single time a publisher or even a developer representative opens his/her stinking mouth, nothing but a ridiculous amount of blatant lies and excuses so flimsy and see-through they should offend anyone with 80+ IQ come out. Professional reviews are bought, 95% of trailers are complete bullcrap that represent the actual game about as much as professional porn represents real sex, Monolith Productions/Warner Bros are paying YouTubers to talk about how Shadow of Mordor is the second coming of Jesus (and I'm willing to bet my testicles it's a trend other huge publishers have already hopped on), developers/publishers are holding huge game features hostage until you either buy the DLC or pre-order (and I think South Park has already stated a fairly obvious truth about it) and this shit is just the tip of the iceberg.

If even despite all this and much more, you're still willing to blindly funnel your cash into the insatiably greedy assholes (Ubisoft, EA, Activison etc.) and just take their word on anything, be my guest. And just remember that every time they fuck someone over, it's partially your fault for financially backing all the incomplete, overhyped and broken trash they put out.
whatsacow

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  18.11.2014 at 15:00
Hey guys, when I said "buy a demo" it was a typo. Buying a demo is abhorrent. If the game doesn't have a demo and you have the self control to just use piracy as a demo go ahead. I personally don't. When I used to pirate, I'd say I was going to buy the game, but since I already "owned" the game I couldn't justify the purchase so never ended up buying it unless it was on a steam sale.
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Dima

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Age: 20
From: Australia

  18.11.2014 at 15:43
Firstly age does play a factor. Most young teens would never follow up an enjoyable pirated game with the purchase of said game. I'm at an age now where I like to own a copy of a game/CD etc, despite illegally downloading it beforehand. It gives me that sense of satisfaction and happiness of knowing I own a legitimate copy of the product.

Purchasing the product to support the developer is a simple enough justification if you ask me. However you got variables to consider like 'how much did I actually enjoy the game' and 'what my week's salary is' which determine the price you're willing to pay for the product.
IronAngel

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  18.11.2014 at 22:46
I (almost) never buy a game unless it's on a Steam sale anyway. I find games horribly overpriced. *shrug*

On the other hand, once I gave into Steam (and then Humble Store), I started buying a lot of games I never would have bought otherwise, not even because they were cheap but because they were conveniently available. I even bought stuff I had already played pirated copies of. And Morrowind which I only had the original game on a disc, having installed the expansions with a friend's copy as a kid.

It seems that the easier businesses make it for people to buy their products, and the more bang for their buck it seems they're giving to consumers, the more people are willing to spend absolutely. I mean, I could have bought a single expensive game in physical form last year, but I ended up paying twice the amount for countless digital copies half of which I'll never play but I got anyway since they were cheap and easy to grab. Everybody wins I guess.
Slayer666

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Age: 20
From: Serbia

  20.11.2014 at 16:10
Did anyone get their hands on Dragon Age: Inquisition yet? I've no idea what to think of it, really. No YouTube video I've seen gives me a clear picture of what to expect. Reviews are generally quite positive, but I've seen a lot of bashing on forums and such as well.
IronAngel

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Age: 25
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  20.11.2014 at 19:00
DA:O was bashed, too. And yeah, it was definitely an RP-lite experience compared to the kind of games it is the modern successor to, so obviously some hardcore retro elitists hated it. That ought to be expected with DA:I too.

But no, I have no idea about the new game.
Dima

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Age: 20
From: Australia

  21.11.2014 at 16:31
I've watched some DA:I streams and it looks fun. The environment design seems very basic though I might be just nitpicking.

Finished Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl. Way above any Bethesda product i've played. Dozen hours into the sequel and my only complaint so far is the omission of distant creature bellows. It's one of the best set of sound effects ever and i'm gutted it's not in this (modded) game.
Slayer666

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Age: 20
From: Serbia

  22.11.2014 at 04:31
Written by Dima on 21.11.2014 at 16:31

I've watched some DA:I streams and it looks fun. The environment design seems very basic though I might be just nitpicking.


Dunno, the more I try to find out about it, the more disappointed I get. I've now seen some German magazines label it "a horrendous single-player MMO" and rate it below 60%.

rpgcodex.com forums are, as can be expected, saying it's the worst thing since the Chernobyl explosions, citing atrocious writing and mind-numbingly boring "hold button to spam attacks" combat. Not that I put a lot of faith in those guys, as they're mostly elitists wearing nostalgia goggles so thick it's a miracle they even know about games being released post-2005, but I've seen videos that do indeed speak in their favor.

They've posted videos where you meet that Sera or Cera or whatever and romance Iron Bull, and it is, bar none, some of the most physically painful, cringe-worthy dialogue I've seen. And the voice-acting, dear god, if you think the Inquisitor sounds bad (regardless of the voice template chosen) on the official trailers, just wait 'till you hear him/her in-game...

They're also saying you'll be doing "fetch 10 sheep meat for the villagers" quests for the first 10-15 hours, so.... yeah, definitively waiting for a cracked version so I can make my own judgment.
Dima

Posts: 572

Age: 20
From: Australia

  22.11.2014 at 04:58
Written by Slayer666 on 22.11.2014 at 04:31

stuff


Lol ye there's a lot of cringe to be had. I'm all for race crossover homo sex in video games but the iron bull love scene was just bad. The prologue/tutorial is indeed a bunch of fetch quests. I don't really fancy the 'tactical' aspect of the game and other combat /party mechanics. If you like shiny magic attacks and 2 handed spin to win attacks then it's the game for you. I like whirlwind attacks so I might give a cracked version a whirl (pun intended) too if I have some free time before Witcher 3 drops.

Aforementioned love scene if anyone else is curious:
Silent Jay

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Age: 26
From: UK

  27.11.2014 at 11:13
I've been playing through each Final Fantasy game (Original NES and SNES versions. Fan translations in the case of II, III and V) in succession since January, taking little breaks here and there. FF V took a while to clear but now on to one of my favorites of the series, VI.

On the side I've been playing some other games of my childhood. Crash Bandicoot, Rayman and Resident Evil: Directors Cut (on Advanced difficulty as I've never cleared it on that setting before). Also been playing through the main Pokemon series (Cleared Ruby and Sapphire. Currently on FireRed before LeafGreen and Emerald. Then will move onto Gen IV and so on...).

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