Sim City 5 seem to be a bit shit...
and when I finally get to play it I'm sure it'll be way better than cities xl which doesn't even work properly, even after all these years. if you want an alternative try anno 2080
whereas sim city is about £50!
to ensure this kind of draconian DRM becomes commonplace in the future.
Good work, virgins.
it seems unlikely
No-one else cares.
had a blast on street fighter 4 for a change. still good.
It's still great cheers.
fucking stupid everything still being in boxes
Bit cringey on the voice acting and stuff but generally entertaining.
Enjoyed the locations and the open ended areas with side quests. Only thing I didn't like was the boss fights.
As whoever was holding the purse strings felt it needed them. Bollocks decision. Shooting someone in the face repeatedly with a shotgun after you've been all sneaky for ages just feels wrong.
(let's not start all that ME3 business again though)
Its addictive but if you mess up its almost impossible to claw it back to a respectable position
forgot how good it was.
Also picked up Vanquish finally. Mental stuff. No idea what's going on half the time.
All this after promising myself I wouldn't buy any more games..
And yeah, it's just a series of WTF, I SHOOT THAT YEAH? moments... I've no clue what the story is, but when you're shooting robots off of upside-down freight trains, sliding under the arse of giant mechs and launching rockets up inside 'em in slow-motion, and flicking cigarettes to 'distract' idiot guards... who cares right? It's just super, super fun. And probably a fiver or something. Mega short tho (albeit not as short as MGR:R).
bargain. The story is actually pretty fun when you look at it from the perspective of a Japanese company trying to be as American as possible. Such a weird mish mash of styles with everything turned up to 11 all the time. Loving it.
It's taking a lot of self-restraint to keep waiting for Revengeance to drop in price.
F1 2012 - pretty solid but difficulty levels are nicely customisable. Reckon I'll have worked out best one for me after a couple more races and it'll be a decent but not impossible challenge
Farcry 3 - really enjoying it though it's getting a little bit repetitive. Not sure whether I should bash on with the story a bit to avoid this, doing a lot of bases, hunting etc missions at the moemnt
Walking Dead Episode 2 - enjoying it but need to be in the right mood to watch loads of cut scenes. Intrigued find out what's going down with those crazy bastards on the dairy farm...
one of my favourite games released on the 360 :)
I never really got a handle on which attacks/combos were most effective, then actually reproducing them consistently without descending into button mashing.
I didn't have this problem in Darksiders, so I don't know what's wrong with me.
it's actually a lot easier once you get the hang of slowing down to allow the pauses that make up the better attacks.
some friends released this recently
its a really cool little game. get it on your iPh,ne for Free
Did you do the good ending or the bad ending
I did bad because she was really annoying, but this is apparently a bad thing to do? I thought the whole storyline was based around your transformation to rakyat don? Seemed a bit of a non sequiter
Your mates are all utter bellends and the rakyat are cool and she's hot.
realised that i've played it so little i'm still only at rank 1. also realised that rush is still incredible.
Also apparently Battlefield 4 is coming out before bad company 3. That's lame, BC2 was great.
I guess that stopping *anyone* from playing gives it stability of some sorts. It's not really what I'd normally call stability though.
Fucking hell it's taking a ridiculously long time to redownload my digital purchases, dlc and that's before we get to the game updates - speaking of which, why can't PSN downloads be updated to include the latest game update rather than wait ages to download and install then have to wait ages again to update it?
This is conclusive prrof that digital only console gaming will piss me right off.
Just got Playstation Plus too.
I was visiting and we thought we might just boot it up to play something.
HOURS to sort stuff out. Downloads, updates, wifi connections. Really annoying.
Without the context of what comes before, it looks like they're talking about 2 Girls 1 Cup.
shoulda watched Blasto, frickin lamewads. Also, am I the only person who made Shepard look like scrawny with a massive nose -- everyone on YouTube seems to have the weird impulsion to go hardcore on the fat space marine look
It's the worst thing I've ever read since the last ME spin-off comic.
but for the price just a few good games and an ability to browse the internet will probably do.
On the one hand, i'd like to see how things pan out and what sort of games actually turn up. On the other, i'm wondering what's holding me back and if i should just grab one.
(i've only looked at them for about 7 seconds)
Completed Year Walk on iPad. Nearly missed the 'true' ending but realised right as I was about to quit out of the journal it wasn't *quite* all over. Very much enjoyed it. A few real 'ahhhhhh clever girl' moments. Great sound effects throughout.
Not much news.
Dead Space 3 rumoured to be end of the series and canned by EA Videogamer say. EA say thats bollocks and sues them. Oo-er.
Tomb Raider on sale a day early and under RRP in TEsco. Companies investigate. Supermarkets also start lopping £50 off the Wii U price to shift a few. Nintendo investigate.
Lego City on Wii U is getting pretty rave previews from people. Not sure it overly floats my boat but apparently it's the antidote to these serious, action games that are 2 a penny right now.
Assassins Creed 4 will be largely played out on boats and due in November.
Rumours on a few sites that the Retro game being worked on for Nintendo is a Metroid game. Nothing to really back that up though from what I can see.
looks like lots of fun
Can't help but think that Lego City Stories being on Wii U and GTA V not being announced for it (yet? at all?) kinda feeds the perception that Nintendo only make consoles for kids though, no matter how good either game turns out to be.
If you cast a general eye over the consoles then they do seem like that.
Having said that, Sin & Punishment 2 and DKCR maybe 2 of the hardest games I've EVER played in my life.
The back log of games that I've still yet to get my monies worth out of is steadily growing. I really really wish I'd have waited until TR came out rather than get MGR last weekend. I traided in 3 games for MGR....wish I'd have done it for TR instead.
Given up on MGR. The parry system doesnt work.
so I'll probably be playing those at some point increasingly tempted by euro truck simulator II, even though it looks like I might need to invest in a decent graphics card to play it.
nearly (NEARLY) cried.
Got a bit bored. Is it worth playing through the whole series?
It's really, really, really good. Some of the best storytelling there has ever been in a game.
Was alright, kinda fun to play like most GTAs. Story and friends where kind of emo/annoying which brought it down a lot though. Plus it seems like a step back from San Andreas since there is so little to do and its so much smaller. No idea why they couldn't have brought a lot of that stuff into the next gen and made it even better instead of goign real small again. Got Red Dead Redemption cos it looks more fun but still pretty simular.
Grabbed UFC 3 real cheap as well, its a load of fun and really satisfying to kick peoples heads in. Getting my head around the controls which are almost on a first stepping into a NBA 2k13 level of complicated in my brain at at the mo and genraly taking in what the hell MMA is cos I'm a noob isn't stopping the funness of it so yeah wicked.
Remember lots of these...
I decided against getting it so far due to this always online requirement, and the social functions. Will wait it out to see if it's any good.
For the moment playing the Stainless Steel mod for Medieval Total War 2.
that the servers can't cope with the load (so people can't play their game at all), much like Diablo 3 and that the cities are pretty small in area... some people are apparently claiming that it only takes about 3 hours to fill the map.
Looking at the reviews, if you can get on, it's still a pretty good game, so for those who don't see the always online DRM as a dealbreaker then it's probably still going to be worth a look in a few weeks once EA get themselves sorted.
It's probably the greatest sign that the gaming industry is just full of cunts. Prettiness at the expense of (what used to be) a fucking brilliant series.
so y'know, it may well sell a game to me. It's just not going to be the one that EA want me to buy.
I'll prob never play it tho, cos I don't have a laptop quick enough to play even number 4 that fast last time I tryed. So maybe I'll play it in 2067 if the servers are still up haha.
Its really odd the always online thing. NBA 2K13 has a simular thing in the single player career mode so you can use VC a curency system to buy stats, clothes etc for your player to progress. But if the server goes down during a game or whatever it doesn't save your progress and you have to do it again. What the fuck is that all about. Its pretty much just there so you can buy VC with real cash and spend it on the player to cheat a bit. There is an offline mode too but it aint as slick and I don't think you get as much VC or whatever they call the offline currency. When the game first came out the servers went down a lot, I've not had any trouble for a while on it but it did currupt my first go at a career for no apparent reason cos the serveres where down. Whats the point in a single player mode/game? It just adds problems.
is to punish people who actually pay for it.
plus its been ages since I copied a PS1 game. I wouldn't know where to put the blu tack on an xbox to do the disc swap to make it work. I'd prob have to download DLC blu tack from the online spar as well.
this just encourages piracy if anything. it's a really dense strategy.
Have just finished the Dead Space port, which was enjoyable if a bit shallow and short, which has awakened me to the possibility of having a few more fun things for it.
Was thinking about Civilization and Sim City... Reports/opinions?
And now I am recommending it to you / anyone. Puzzle-based horror kinda deal, presented in these wonderful 2D 'pop-up' graphics... kinda scary I guess. One bit in particular made me jump - while I was on a packed commuter train. Good look. Costs £2.49 or whatever but well worth it. Get the accompanying guide too - you'll need it for actually completing the game properly (the ending is not actually the ending... I don't think I am spoiling anyone's experience by writing that).
Quite want to give my new PC a spin on something strategy based.
try good old medieval total war, with stainless steel mod instead.
let me know if you need links to the latter
Just started it, adds a lot to the game!
it's one of the better ones, not quite on par with Medieval and Rome perhaps, but its really good.
Bar the Wii which rarely gets played these days (apart from when vamos reminds me I've not completed DKCR) it's the first console I've had since getting rid of my PS2 ten years ago. I'm proper excited.
Buy Rayman Origins Now
WHY HASN'T IT TURNED UP YET???
I DON'T KNOW, WHAT'S THIS COUNTRY COMING TO?
(it's the best game)
Maybe tomorrow. BUT I HAVE A BUSY WEEKEND D:
you'll be dizzy with joy from colourful art style and wonderful music that you wont care about life it's self
I'm enjoying Night Sky and Solar 2 immensely.
Need to check this out.
I'm not sure I could play it for longer than about 10 minutes though or I'd go blind! Night Sky is great, I haven't played the others yet. I need to put them on my phone soon.
Pretty fun so far.
We do not condone illegal whaling, just as we don't condone a pirate lifestyle.
were there no PETA complaints about 'Far Cry 3'? I don't think there were, which is surprising.
So I guess the drm is doing a good job so far
I'm sure EA will be along to sue me soon
which could mean a pirated copy could be quite some distance, if it surfaces at all, fucking pirates making games a bitch to play.
and I'm simultaneously replaying Grim Fandango (such a classic). It's fair to say I'm probably going to pre-order Bioshock Infinite today, too (can't decide whether the premium edition's gonna be worth it).
just bought Far Cry 3, have I made a good purchase? Needed a reason to switch the PS3 on.
thanks for the reply, looking forward to giving it a spin.
So much so it was unplayable, for me.
Most people on here seemed to think it was good though.
its just really fun to play, the shooting feels good, its pretty wicked when you pull of a sneek attack, the driving is just silly and more arcade than mario cart but it doesn't matter that much. The story is mad cheesey, they're all LA types or somethign and you get goofy tatoos as you level up and it'll make you cringe a lot of the time or just seem silly when you're an all out badass but the charecter still goes a bit emo. On the whole its just fun to dick about in, kill people, open areas up, hunt animals, the animal stuff adds a really cool unpradictability to the game since they just appear at random moments and you have to find a way to deal with them and the mission or whatever. Its just nice and dynamic.
I'm a big fan of GTA and Red Dead and this sounds like a good game in that kind of style. Cheers guys
everything i was after.
sometimes i do a little hunting, sometimes do some supply drops and radio towers, and other times progress the story. fantastic
seems pretty good so far. the island is Mediterranean and it is beautiful. You can also scuba.
with Masters of Orion 2. Only had a few hours on a tutorial level but it seems pretty decent. GOG.com has Ishar 1 through 4 for about a fiver. Might use that to fill the 6 nations void after next weekend.
Started off thinking it was too similar to 1 and might be a bit of a slog, but loved almost every minute of it in the end.
Started on 3. Not sure about the extended cast, hope it gets back to basics eventually...
Was starting to hate Echoes at points in playing it yet equally it did some things brilliantly. I genuinely did feel at times so alone and outnumbered I wasn't sure if I'd get through. Warping between the two worlds really makes you analyse the level maps too making the secrets really rewarding (like in Soul Reaver). The guns and visors were cool too. Some evil boss battles mind and did find it hard to always know where the hell I was going.
Not sure if I preferred 2 or 3? Both have good elements but neither had that initial wow factor of Prime. In 3 Samus is less alone in some respects but the supporting characters are barely in it.
Looks great though and some of the worlds look absolutely alien and amazing. I had to have a good old break though as I'd clocked up 80 odd hours by the time I started Corruption...
Think Prime is my 2nd favourite game ever, and it still plays amazingly given its pretty old now.
I was a bit burnt out on it when I started 2, and only recently picked up the trilogy on Wii. I think I prefer the motion controls. Works great on slower-paced FPSes.
Echoes reminded me of Super Metroid (probably a top 5 game of mine to this day) more strongly than what I can remember of the first. All very lonely, gloomy and a lot of backtracking. The map was very intricate - you'd spot a bit of spiderball track on what you'd pegged as a featureless room the first couple of times you passed through it, only to find a massive obstacle course in the rafters. The only (minor) complaint would be that a couple of its items didn't seem as thoroughly explored as the others (like the sonic visor).
Looking forward to see where they go next with Metroid.
and I enjoyed it.
That's all I've got.
Some folks have just found out that there is the ENTIRE arcade version of it hidden in the coding. Nintendo do baffle me. Why include an amazing game within an amazing game but then never promote it or allow access...?
Release issues (e.g. server capacity/availability, an annoying material recycling bug) aside.
Perhaps if it was called 'SimRegion' people would see past the individual 'City' size issues.
played it with a few people last night and it worked a treat after a shitty launch. The game is lots of fun and love the amount of visual feedback it provides.
Also EA released a statement saying they're going to give those who had issues before or on the 8th March a free game from EA's portfolio, probably will be negligible and an old release but it's better then a kick in the mouth.
so look out for an email
The size of each city is a pain in the arse particularly when you have an area with significant cliffs/ascents. Especially if that area has significant ore/coal etc. The mining operations take up loads of room and you're really restricted in positioning them by the resource positioning. Building everything around that and the topography is tough, and annoying when you see nice flat buildable green space just outside your white square.
Traffic routing is too simple too. It's effectively shortest route pathing (rather than quickest/most capacity), and management of volume is restricted to traffic lights and junctions. You're forced to devote space and expense to mass transit rather than just having an intelligent flow of traffic.
that's when I started to have more fun, and the multiplayer is good if you all are on it at the same time and have a clear plan of what you want each 'city' to do. HOWEVER I do wish the cities were bigger or at the very least be in a position where region view wasn't a hub. Still having plenty of fun though and it's incredibly addictive as per usual.
I was reminded of a game the other day that was ace. Point and click PC game I think I must have downloaded for free off The Underdogs website on a long since broken computer. It was a murder mystery set on a boat, perhaps in Victorian times, where time would tick on if you went in certain rooms or discovered certain scenarios. Might be wrong but I think you could control different characters? (Might be confusing it with Maniac Mansion in this respect so could be a red herring). Really want to play it again but can't remember what it was called!
This is definitely it. Think i'm gonna download it and try and run it on dosbox. Bloody love games like this. Any other recommendations in this sort of genre that I can download for free?
Monkey Island Series
Leisure Suit Larry Series (up to 5)
All kind of obvious picks, but I'm not a huge point n click buy
Grim Fandango me and my mate played together when we were about 11. Classic. Think these are all well worth a re-visit, I guess it would just be about finding the time for all of them, which I don't really have. Shame.
Was mainly looking for propely obscure old stuff like Cruise For A Corpse. Just found another one I played on my mate's old 386 called The Colonel's Bequest. Just trying to work out how to get it to play.
really recommend that one, if only for the animation and music (it's a game done fully in claymotion)
Still the funniest game ever made.
I don't know if it's still free on the SCUMMVM website (you need to use that to run the game on modern computers), but it definitely used to be and is a fun, quite funny 'cyberpunk' science-fiction adventure by the guys who'd later create Broken Sword.
Speaking of them, I think they had their first game Lure of the Temptress available for download to, but it's pretty dated.
5 Days a Stranger and all them were pretty good; by Yahtzee in the days before all the mediocre rant reviews.
I remember now why I didn't finish it when I played it before, it is just ridiculously frustrating. After getting to a point where I was wandering about for an hour with seemingly no way of advancing the game, I caved and consulted a walkthrough for it to tell me to do something I thought I had already done, and have had to do this a couple of times since due to complete nonsense - like something magically appearing (for no logical reason that could ever be deduced) in a place where it has said --nothing of interest here-- when previously searched (despite the only thing happening being the game clock advancing), or missing a pixel when trying to hover over something which you can't even be sure if it's there or not. Would have been a good game if it wasn't for this, but I can't imagine anyone has ever completed this without consulting a walkthrough on numerous occasions as you literally have to just wander about repeating things you have already done to make the game progress.
Bit of a wasted afternoon. Too demoralised to try out any other of the games I downloaded now!
King's Quest I-III and Quest for Glory 2 (which is one of the best adventures ever, not played the remake only the typing original but it's supposed to be very good)
Space Quest 2 and another KQIII
For half price on Steam. If anyone is intereste in such things...
I wasn't sure. I'm still too much of a noob.
hideously overpriced and underpowered. Avoid at all costs appears to be the general consensus
and it looks like Valve are already doing their best to disown it already. I somehow doubt this is going to blow the console market wide open.
Sounds to me like they got about a third of the way in and then got cold feet. Sad, because if there's one company that has it in them to shake up the console market it's Valve.
and then balked at the asking price (as, I imagine, will everyone else) and bailed. And if that's the case then xi3 have most likely breached some kind of secrecy clause in their agreement and there could well be legal shenanigans on the way. The whole deal is probably going to get less and less edifying for all involved.
and it wasn't delivered upon. I mean all the things Valve said pre announcement of the Piston seemed to hint at a machine with small form factor, decent amount of power and at an affordable price. It wouldn't surprise me if i3 outlined the specs and projected cost to Valve which resulted in them losing the support of Valve as it seems to go against what they wanted the steam box to be. i3 with this device fully developed went on to release it anyways, at least thats what I think happened... probably bullshit.
In that hour, I did not fire a gun, save for at games at a fair (you know, shoot targets and that).
I didn't get quite as far as meeting up with Elizabeth. But from speaking to Ken Levine (for the next games column) and seeing footage online, the amount of work Irrational has put into her AI is off the chart.
The world of Columbia looks so, so, so good. You wanna look at everything and try to interact with it. And with a lot of it, you can.
Should I feel bad for taking money out of a church? Whenever I saw coins, they were mine.
There are plasmids, but they're not called plasmids. I got one, which enabled me to hack machinery and gain entry to a sold-out raffle (the robot-man on the door was a lot like the taxi driver in Total Recall).
I saw what I assume the equivalent of the Big Daddy is, on show at the fair - he didn't seem happy to be there.
When there's a new objective, the audio cue is the same as the original Bioshock. Nice touch.
I WANT THIS GAME NOW PLEASE.
when I say I WANT THIS GAME NOW TOO!
of course not, it's a video game
What games should I definitely get? I've never had a non-Nintendo console, so I've not really played most of the big multiformat games. I'd prefer relatively short games, as I don't have the time for MASSIVE games like Skyrim. I'll probably get Ni No Kuni eventually though.
ALSO should I get one of the slim PS3s? I'll be buying new I think (console-wise).
that's just nowhere near enough HD space for even a couple of basic game installs/patches, even if you have no interest in downloading games or dlc
any type of games in particular you're interested in?
Don't really enjoy playing that sort of thing. I've not played an FPS since Half Life 2, so maybe an FPS of some sort, although Bioshock Infinite is tempting.
I quite fancy some arty stuff like Journey etc too. Basically I like nice games, nothing too stressful! I'm also rubbish at strategy games, so probably not that.
it's possibly the nicest game ever made. You play the wind in the dreams of a houseplant. Incredibly relaxing.
if only you had an HD version :D (don't bother, wait for the next Rayman)
annnnnnd also think about getting
ACTUALLY DO GET Driver: San Fransisco (I know what you're thinking but don't) it's easily the most fun you can have with a driving game this generation. It's so OTT and ludicrous that it's brilliant. A driving game played in a coma in the style of a 70s cop drama where you can posses any car on the street at any time... whats not to like?
I am having a lot of fun with it
Will probably start with the older (cheaper) ones. Excited!
the Mass Effect 3 DLC actually sounds really fun and goofy, might pick it up
quite enjoying it, will probably skip Citadel (unless a fancy doing 100% franchise completion) and go straight to this new one
Apparently it's all about the character interaction, which is what I loved about the series which was sort of lost on the 3rd. The fact the is a house party in this game and less of a 'major threat' makes it sound promising as it's all about the universe and characters which is what I've wanted from the series.
Citadel looks a bit of lightweight fun, and I believe there may be a bit more of Mordin singning?
Sleeping Dogs and Deus Ex Human Revolution are both £8.99 (good price for SD but DE:HR is only £4 in CEX) plus all the DLC for all their games are half price. Got one of the mission packs for Sleeping Dogs for 200 points, enjoying it so far and its nice to have stuff to do on that game again.
nice to see Xbox live FINALLY having meaningful sales again.