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david
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Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:04 am

@EvilKing... I checked out a couple of videos on Valkyria Chronicles. It really, really looks like XIII, which is good because that was a sensational game. But your game has adorable manga girls with machine guns... so wrong, yet so beautiful... sigh :D

Darn that it is turn based! I like the immediacy of action / shooters (I had some fun with Worms 3d, which was also turn based). This is also why I also shied away from the Fallout series even though the premise interests me.

A second playthrough of a game -using the creatures that you killed the first time as the undead- is sheer GENIUS! I can just imagine them rising from the place they were killed on the first playthrough, with their original wounds and relevant body parts missing. I bet someone'll do this :D

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Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:52 am

Greatest game of all time?
Quake.
And its two expansions - especially Dissolution of Eternity.

A nice, very playable weird bird?
Medievil.

By the way: David, is this website a brainchild of yours?
It's very polished and usable!
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Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:02 am

@Alberto... I did play quite a bit of freeware Doom but I never got around to playing Quake. Seith also played Doom fairly extensively back in the day, I'm not sure if he played Quake though.

I had a PS 1 and 2, when I lived in London, but I didn't get around to using them much unfortunately, I hadn't heard of Medievil... it looks intriguing, and I really like the comedic approach to hack 'n slash.
Alberto wrote:By the way: David, is this website a brainchild of yours?
It's very polished and usable!
Thank you! I assembled it and customized a few things, but imho most of the credit goes to WordPress (overall tech), Suffusion (WordPress theme), phpBB (forum tech) and Seith (for the graphics). Actually, Seith really liked the original Grimrock site and forum (it has changed a bit now) so we used the same tech and as a visual reference too.

Here are a couple of pictures of the Grimrock site (http://www.grimrock.net) as it used to look before... familiar eh? ;)

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Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:13 am

@EvilKing... it looks like one of your games is coming to the PC, and the people at Eurogamer are celebrating... http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... =net-daily

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Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:53 am

omg yay. my biggest hope is they either sell it with VC2 included or they follow up with a valkyria chronicles 2 release as well, cause THAT has a ton more content than 1 did. If they updated the visual engine in vc2 to use vc1's design it's be even better. I'd buy it, for sure.

i may grab it anyhow. seeing the game render in 1080p with added visual tweaks would be nice. it looked great in ps3 but the aliasing jaggies on everything and some of the pixelization on textures was annoying. Most might ignore it, but when you sit close to the tv like i do.. more noticeable. hehehe
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Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:32 pm

I'm a sucker for an immersive story and fun gameplay. I grew up on the Sierra adventure games, so anything along those lines gets my vote. There's so many games that I remember fondly, so it's hard to list my greatest. Here's a few:

Day of the Tentacle
Ultima series
Sierra "Quest" games
Monkey Island series
Mass Effect series
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Games I'm playing now:

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Because Star Wars. I'm excited for Revan in the upcoming expansion.
WildStar - Great lore and gameplay.
Batman Arkham Asylum - The mechanics are pretty fun and I'm a completionist, so I love looking for the Riddler's puzzles all over.
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Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:14 am

@ Alianin... Due to my backlog, I've held off so far but I might find myself getting into Mass Effect 4, because I enjoyed the playing demo for 2 (or was it 1?). Again, because of backlog, I didn't get beyond the first hour of Batman Arkham Asylum but -with your recommendation- I'll give it another try. I bought the original Monkey Island on Steam last year, with the intention of getting to grips with it, but it remains untouched. Dammit I'd love to have more time!

I really, really liked playing the demo for Sierra's tactical FPS SWAT 3 (or was it 4). I hope they do a remake... they can take my money! I might even go to GOG to see if I can buy the full version of this classic. I'm hoping that Ubisoft's forthcoming Rainbow Six Siege coming in 2015 -which will have broadly similar gameplay to SWAT- will be decent. Coincidentally, after a dramatic ride with various owners, Sierra made a comeback at Gamescom 2014 (me and the GoaT team were there too!) where they announced Geometry Wars 3 and a new Kings Quest game.



And speaking of 'back in the day', though it was around close to the time I started compulsively reading and re-readingvideogame magazines -around 1982- and then, once we got a ZX Spectrum computer, actually playing games -around 1985- I never actually played (or even saw) a game from the seminal Ultima series. It has always seemed an exotic beast to me, so this afternoon I watched a Gamespot video (link below) to get a better flavor of what the series was all about. It will be fascinating to see how Shroud of the Avatar turns out:
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/geomet ... 0-6421666/

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PS. Here's an article from Eurogamer yesterday on WildStar, which appears to be in a spot of trouble (MMOs are fiercely competitive these days) but EG seem to be backing it: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... ar-out-yet

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Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:38 am

Shroud of the Avatar has been a fun one to follow. They've included the community in monthly pre-alpha testing for a while now. I like seeing the progress from one build to another and all the work that actually goes into building a game. They're using Unity as well.

I remember playing SWAT when it came out. The only part I really remember is slicing the pie. It was a good game, but I'm not that good at FPS games, especially when you throw mulitplayer into it.

WildStar has had some rough patches in a cutthroat world of MMOs but I still think it has promise. I'm enjoying it for the great visuals, great ambiance music, off-beat humor and creative gameplay. I'm in the middle of some great world story lore.
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Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:58 am

@Alianin... its really interesting they are using Unity too, the Shroud of the Avatar visuals are coming together nicely.

I've played a lot of single-player FPS's, and I blithely assumed that I'd be decent enough at multiplayer... but when I tried it with Halo , Battlefield 2142, Battlefield Heroes, and Team Fortress a fair bit but -unless I chose a more supporting role away from the actual fighting- I was often cannon fodder! :shock:

I'm still hoping it was the lag from Hong Kong and China -because otherwise I'm just inept and cack-handed! ;) One day, when I'm in the US or Europe, I'll test myself fairly with a decent connection. I've been gaming since I played Breakout in the arcade, so there can be no excuses!

I'm rooting for WildStar!
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Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:09 pm

ok i have to plug this. I haven'tplayed it yet but watched a vid by Jim Sterling of the first few minutes. Being native american, seeing a game that is based on the culture and lore of eskimo's just hit me the right way.

and the game looks like an interesting combination of magical, adorable, and harsh at the same time.

currently on sale on steam for 10% off. I can't wait to play this. it even has 2 player co op :)

http://neveralonegame.com/

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