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by KSubzero1000
November 23rd, 2016, 12:18 am
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 100
Views: 25135

Re: Overwatch

So I finally bought this during the recent sale on PS4. I had misgivings at first, mostly due to the multiplayer-only nature of the game. But oh boy is it fun ! :o I've been playing it rather extensively during the last few days. Is there an active CaR community on this? Are there any events planned...
by KSubzero1000
November 23rd, 2016, 12:12 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 582
Views: 51826

Re: Retro gaming

Well, I for one disagree. The golden age of video games was the 6th generation era, in my opinion, so it may not quite count as "retro" per se. But I do see a clear decline in the sheer quantity of great games released today as opposed to 10-15 years ago. Now that's not to say that the great games o...
by KSubzero1000
November 22nd, 2016, 11:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 921
Views: 165982

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

I've just reached No Man's Wharf in Scholar Of The First Sin, and I'm really irritated with myself that I haven't managed to find a bow yet! I've been grinding the archers in the giants forest (oo-er) and just can't seem to get a drop! I use the bow a lot in the Souls games so it's a bit annoying. ...
by KSubzero1000
November 17th, 2016, 10:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 921
Views: 165982

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

Of course I read it! I'm not in the business of asking people questions and then hanging them out to dry. :D I agree with what you said regarding Artorias of the Abyss. Great piece of content and characterization. I especially like the way the story manages to be told with as little dialogue is poss...
by KSubzero1000
November 17th, 2016, 8:35 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 921
Views: 165982

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

I'm with you on Darklurker (one of the best bosses in the series), Lucatiel (fantastic design and voice acting), and the fragrant branches (which I found to be a very interesting concept). The setting variation seems artificial and doesn't work in the game's favor in my opinion. It's like the develo...
by KSubzero1000
November 16th, 2016, 9:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 921
Views: 165982

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

Oh, ok. I remember the guest on the Dark Souls 2 podcast, just not the name. Guess I'll have to check out Twin Humanities one of these days. It's interesting how much you like Majula, as it's one of the main things I dislike about DS2. The music just rubs me the wrong way, which probably sounds like...
by KSubzero1000
November 16th, 2016, 8:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 921
Views: 165982

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

I'm going back through Scholar at the moment, too, and while I get the criticisms of broader geographical design, and character motivation, and the relative simplicity of individual level design, it has personality and atmosphere in spades. There are no NPCs like Solaire or bosses with the backstor...
by KSubzero1000
November 16th, 2016, 5:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 921
Views: 165982

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

Out of interest, how would people rank the Soulsbourne series? I haven't played DS3 yet, as I chose to wait for the complete experience this time around, but this is the way I would rank the others: 1)Bloodborne - This game is the total package as far as I'm concerned. The atmosphere and general ae...
by KSubzero1000
November 16th, 2016, 11:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1677
Views: 252439

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Indeed he was (and probably still is). Very knowledgeable on the topic of mechanical systems and action games.
by KSubzero1000
November 16th, 2016, 10:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1677
Views: 252439

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Happiness! Relief! Tears of joy!
by KSubzero1000
November 16th, 2016, 9:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1677
Views: 252439

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

ratsoalbion wrote:Darren Forman was part of the original Cane and Rinse line-up but isn't around any more btw.
But... I was told he'd come back to aggressively educate everyone on a potential future Ninja Gaiden podcast... My hopes and dreams... Extinguished in an instant. :(
by KSubzero1000
November 12th, 2016, 6:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your favorite 'narrative + mechanics' implementation(s)
Replies: 15
Views: 3370

Re: Your favorite 'narrative + mechanics' implementation(s)

I've always liked the way that some of the Fire Emblem games weave gameplay and characterization together in the form of the support and permadeath systems. The player is encouraged to develop strategies around certain character pairings, which in turn unlock support conversations that add to their ...
by KSubzero1000
November 11th, 2016, 2:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Elder Scrolls
Replies: 33
Views: 16648

Re: The Elder Scrolls

Craig wrote:
Alex79uk wrote:I've never finished a Bethesda game, thinking about it.
Neither has Bethesda, but that doesn't stop them from selling them anyway! :D
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by KSubzero1000
November 11th, 2016, 6:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Rise of the Far-Right Worldwide
Replies: 72
Views: 13487

Re: Rise of the Far-Right Worldwide

Being at the arse end of the globe (ie Australia) I'm aware that my input and opinions are not equal, at all, to those who actually live in the US. Maybe not "equal", no, but outside opinions and perspectives often have a very underappreciated quality: namely dispassionate objectivity. There is a h...
by KSubzero1000
November 9th, 2016, 2:31 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 67
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: Sound of Play: 67

Yay, Phendrana Drifts made it in! :)
Guess I'll have to leave more substantial descriptions along with my future suggestions, then.
by KSubzero1000
November 9th, 2016, 1:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Rise of the Far-Right Worldwide
Replies: 72
Views: 13487

Re: Rise of the Far-Right Worldwide

I think you make some really good points but I dont fully beleieve that humans need a cycle of violence to fall in line All I'm saying is that violence is a very real part of human nature and that pretending it doesn't exist on account of living in a time of relative peace and prosperity is not wis...
by KSubzero1000
November 9th, 2016, 10:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Rise of the Far-Right Worldwide
Replies: 72
Views: 13487

Re: Rise of the Far-Right Worldwide

I think it's a combination of different factors. First of all, and I may be outing myself as a bit of a misanthrope here, but basic human nature is not pretty. It's easy to forget that if you happen to live in a time of relative peace and comfort. People always find it much easier to start killing e...
by KSubzero1000
November 7th, 2016, 10:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games completed 2016
Replies: 926
Views: 186898

Re: Games completed 2016

(P.S. Wondering if anyone can help me with something too. I remember a long time ago I watched a video, or series of videos, on Youtube that were on the topic of these games. A long and really interesting analysis of them, in the style you might expect from someone like Matthewmatosis , except it d...
by KSubzero1000
November 7th, 2016, 6:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games completed 2016
Replies: 926
Views: 186898

Re: Games completed 2016

Oh, that's right. The first Metroid Prime had a secret epilogue that depended on your item collection rate. So not everyone saw it. Quite a good guess on your part, then!
by KSubzero1000
November 7th, 2016, 6:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games completed 2016
Replies: 926
Views: 186898

Re: Games completed 2016

@Scrustle:
Well, regarding your spoiler... I always thought that was implied strongly enough. Makes very little doubt in my mind. A cutscene dedicated to it would have felt borderline redundant.