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  • Sorry you're having trouble with FO3 and NV on Win 7. Yeah, it can be a bit of a pain, but did you try the various things in the "how to get it running on Win 7" sticky thread in the Steam forums? Because I can play both of those games f…
  • (Quote) Yeah, I grabbed copies of PE2 and Front Mission 3 during that sale. Before that was, I think, Grim Dawn - which had to be digital, since it's a Steam Early Access title. But Dragon Age: Inquisition was physical, in a game store. In gener…
  • (Quote) Neverwinter MMO is apparently a bastard mutation of 4th (I've never played 4th myself, so I can't attest to how "bastard" and "mutation" it is. But between the full-action combat system and the MMO part, I'd imagine tha…
  • I certainly enjoyed the iOS version, but apparently the PC conversion could use a bit more tweaking on it's controls. (good news is, a dev was on the Steam forums listening to comments about the controls and saying things like "We'll work on t…
  • ....why would you need a digital copy if you have the boxed one? Also - steady stream of free DLC spread over two+ months? Great way to keep people owning the game instead of plowing through it ASAP and selling it back to Gamestop. --- Have to ge…
  • (Quote) Huh. Ok, then. :|
  • (Quote) Which reminds me.... one thing I didn't see mentioned in the review, that I recall from the demo version I tried a year ago, is that there's a setting for skimpy-ness. i.e, you can pick if you want the armor/clothing/etc to be super reveal…
  • (Quote) One immediate thought I have, reading this, is.... but how does this apply to, say, JRPGs, where there were frequently no narrative choices, and lots of "cinematic" FMV sequences/etc? Back in the 00's and 90's, long before the …
  • "A LOT of this could have been reduced by giving the game a different title. That "3" is a huge problem." Yeah, if it had been named something like "Sacred: <insert subtitle here>" instead of Sacred 3, I think th…
  • Hmm. I'm sort of in the target group of this editorial, even though I don't think that they're "dead"..... I played console JRPGs on the SNES, PS1, and PS2; and have never owned any handheld. From that perspective, the PS3 (I've only h…
  • (Quote) I was thinking more "selling" than "renting".... Gamestop, Best Buy, Walmart, etc. :)
  • As I understand it, part of the reason for digital prices of new games being the same as retail is that they're not yet in a position where they want to piss off the brick-and-mortar chains by undercutting them (i.e, digital distribution isn't secu…
  • Hmm, let's see... <google "inflation calculator">... Okay, $50 in 1990 would be, hmm... oh, hey. $91 now. Yeah, I'm basically okay with current $50-60 retail/AAA game prices. It's what I've been paying for over a decade now. H…
  • (Quote) Whoops, sorry. :D Always forget that one was multiplatform.
  • (Quote) But, remember that White Knight Chronicles leans heavily on it's multiplayer, aaaaaaaand.... the servers shut down like a year ago. (That game disappointed me so hard.) Oh! Yeah.... PS3 RPGs? Try NieR. :D
  • (Quote) Huh. I didn't find it like that at all. Yes, at low skill levels (and with low-repair-level guns), accuracy can be pretty terrible. But once your skill levels get to 50+, your weapons get to 75%+ repair, and you get used to the engine, t…
  • (Quote) But it's a shorthand that makes sense. Third game in the XIII series = XIII-3. :P
  • (Quote) Eh. I'd call it at most a cash grab and/or "buying gold/power" (since you can get "mount" in-game for gold, the $ you pay bypasses that & gives you a unique skin). To me, a "paywall" is when you reach a p…
  • (Quote) Well, on the plus side, PS3 games are shiny enough that there's little reason for HD remakes. :D
  • (Quote) Yeah, but it still feels that way emotionally - "OMG, I can't explore! Must keep running! Crap, where's the next quest goal?!?! AAAAAAAA!" I've always been a take-your-time-and-explore type player. :D (And yeah, I played Dr…
  • Hmm. Didn't read the review to avoid any potential (even tangential) spoilers, but.... I've just started playing, and my initial reaction is: You give us twisty, decent-sized maps to explore with lots of hidden corners; sidequests hidden in those …
  • Yeah, but as a single-player TES fan (and also as someone who played WoW and other MMOs for a while), the idea of not being able to just wander around the world and smack enemies around without a quest involved sounds totally crazy. Why the heck di…
  • If you run a Uplay game through Steam, does Steam manage the patching (quickly), or are you still limited to the 120/s thing? edit: and it's grid movement & turn based combat, as opposed to Legend of Grimrock's grid move & active combat? M…
  • (Quote) Booooooo. I don't do those things. :P
  • Hmm. Played the demo. Not bad, I guess. Is there any indication that you've earned/gotten/whatever the demo costume DLC, or.....? (I missed out on any post-demo exploring, since right after it said "the demo ends at 6:00, watch the cloc…
  • (Quote) True. On the other hand, it did sort of throw me that these struggling-paycheck-to-paycheck mercenaries, just totally ignored all the valuable equipment that the people they killed left lying all over the place. :)
  • (Quote) Eh, I kind of enjoy the various Bethesda RPGs I've played (Morrowind/Oblivion/Skyrim, Fallout 3/NV) with their whole "enemies drop ALL their equipment" thing. It's a perfectly fine & interesting system for a videogame. Of co…
  • (Quote) Again, you could easily knock the "J" off that JRPG. What you describe above happens in many (not all) WRPGs and MMOs as well. (and, for the record, I'm fine with it. But, then, I'm really used to stuff like that - and the plo…
  • Not sure what WRPGs you've played, but the majority of ones I've played over the past 30 years have used the same exact "random crap & cash" drops that JRPGs have. It's rare, in my experience, to have enemies drop their actual equipme…
  • (Quote) I'm trying to think of any game I've played in my 34 years of computer gaming (started with Ultima 1 and Wizardry 1 on the Apple 2 :P) that has caused a reaction like that. None occur to me. There have been a small handful, I suppose (lik…