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Apr 12, 2012, 06:18 PM
 
Since I don't play any of these games and I'm sick of seeing posts only about them, I wanted to have something about any games other than them.

I recently finished Skyward Sword (finally; my gaming time with a baby is much, much less than before). I think I'll go through Hero Mode, but I'm debating it. I thought it was OK, but all the item collection for upgrades and such was really annoying. At least you keep all the crap you've collected when you start Hero Mode.

I've been loving my 3DS lately. I recently started Kid Icarus, which is a really cool game, but really weird. I'm almost completely overwhelmed with the options in this game, especially the weapons. I'm not finding much distinction between one weapon or another, and I haven't even tried merging weapons, which just seems overly complicated. Thoughts?

There. Now I feel better.

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Apr 12, 2012, 07:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by ibook_steve View Post
Since I don't play any of these games and I'm sick of seeing posts only about them, I wanted to have something about any games other than them.

I recently finished Skyward Sword (finally; my gaming time with a baby is much, much less than before). I think I'll go through Hero Mode, but I'm debating it. I thought it was OK, but all the item collection for upgrades and such was really annoying. At least you keep all the booze you've collected when you start Hero Mode.
Yeah, the item upgrade thing was very cool, but didn't realize it's potential, but I think the biggest potential lost area was in the over world and the lack of interesting exploration up there outside of Skyloft.

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Apr 12, 2012, 09:57 PM
 
I played Quantum Conundrum at PAX East, seemed really cool, from the creator of Portal.
     
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Apr 12, 2012, 09:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I played Quantum Conundrum at PAX East, seemed really cool, from the creator of Portal.
What kind of game is it?

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Apr 13, 2012, 08:15 AM
 
I know I'm way behind the curve, but I have been playing LA Noire, and it's quite interesting.

Also The Binding of Isaac. A lot.
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Apr 13, 2012, 08:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by ibook_steve View Post
What kind of game is it?

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Apr 13, 2012, 08:58 AM
 
I'm so behind on gaming. I think the only thing I can say I've regularly played is Torchlight (just heard Torchlight 2 has a June release - looking forward to it and D3 in May) and The Old Republic. Still not max level on ToR and I've had it since release.

Played a bit of Draw Something on the iPad, which is more fun that I thought (so long as people play by the rules) and if I have a few minutes standing around waiting I'll fire up the old standby, Bejeweled.

Just can't seem to string together more than an hour of uninterrupted time. Not even sure I qualify as a casual gamer, anymore.
     
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Apr 13, 2012, 10:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
I know I'm way behind the curve, but I have been playing LA Noire, and it's quite interesting.
There's a thread for that, if you're interested.
     
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Apr 13, 2012, 10:54 AM
 
Found it. Apparently I should try playing in B&W.

I mostly agree with the comments. It's a bit strange, because I'm not enjoying myself too much while playing, but I still want to see where it goes, and the gameplay truly is unique.

The thing is, the problems are really things that ought to be easy to fix. E.g. the gunplay is an absolute joke with a mouse - I just crouch in cover until I see where a bad guy comes up and then as soon as he's down I stand up to aim at that spot. The split second he comes back up I click once for a headshot insta-kill. If they had just given the AI a little more skill, it would be way harder. The physics are also freaky. At the end of a car chase, I was breaking wildly to avoid hitting a pedestrian. I almost made it - I hit her while moving at about 2 mph. The pedestrian shot 25 feet straight up into the air and came down again in basically the same spot. Hilarious.
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Apr 13, 2012, 12:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by -Q- View Post
I'm so behind on gaming.
I hear ya. I've only beaten NetHack five times, going for a sixth but having trouble with the Archaeologist....
     
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Apr 13, 2012, 12:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by ibook_steve View Post
Since I don't play any of these games and I'm sick of seeing posts only about them, I wanted to have something about any games other than them.
FYI, I put the "Discussion" in Gaming News & Discussion just for that reason.

And I'm not sure I like your tone, young man.
     
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Apr 13, 2012, 02:31 PM
 
Ignore Dakar.

There's no problem starting a new thread to discuss any game your interested in. You did just that. It's what I do. That's why I didn't make a fuss like a certain someone.

The games you mentioned are just the ones we're currently playing.
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Apr 13, 2012, 02:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Leonard View Post
Ignore Dakar.

There's no problem starting a new thread to discuss any game your interested in. You did just that. It's what I do. That's why I didn't make a fuss like a certain someone.
That's not what I'm saying. He's looking to have a general discussion on video games, rather than something specific. And I didn't say this thread shouldn't exist, I'm mentioning that the other thread is there and it was also created with this idea in mind, should he desire to use it.

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The games you mentioned are just the ones we're currently playing.
The games he mentioned are the ones with active online communities. Unfortunately the forum's population is small that there are very few active communities.
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Apr 13, 2012, 02:41 PM
 
...But what would the gaming forum be without Halo 3?

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Apr 13, 2012, 03:14 PM
 
If nothing else, Minecraft, BF3, and Skyrim at least represent a decent spectrum of gaming.
     
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Apr 13, 2012, 04:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin Bogues View Post
...But what would the gaming forum be without Halo 3?

Didn't mean to drop a hook (rhyme) like that. Haha
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Apr 13, 2012, 04:59 PM
 
I thought the other thread was mostly about discussing gaming news, not what you're playing.

To get back on track, I'd be interested to hear more opinions on Skyward Sword and Kid Icarus.

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Apr 14, 2012, 12:27 PM
 
Has anyone else even played those two games? At least someone who is active in the forum?

Sorry, ibook_steve. Now you know how I feel when I talk about Infamous here.
     
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Apr 14, 2012, 04:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
I know I'm way behind the curve, but I have been playing LA Noire, and it's quite interesting.

Also The Binding of Isaac. A lot.
So am I. I still play MW3.

Must say, The Binding of Isaac looks like the sort of game that would really annoy me, but I'd have to keep playing it. I shall keep well clear of it.
     
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Apr 16, 2012, 02:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
So am I. I still play MW3.

Must say, The Binding of Isaac looks like the sort of game that would really annoy me, but I'd have to keep playing it. I shall keep well clear of it.
I have Binding of Isaac as well. At first I thought, cool, Zelda clone. But the randomly generated dungeons and difficulty in finding new weapons/items is annoying.

And you start back with zilch whenever you start a new dungeon. I don't like that.

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Apr 16, 2012, 04:46 AM
 
The randomness means that some games are very easy, others very hard, but since each game is so quick, it tends to even itself out. The game is full of unlockables - that's a big part of what keeps it fresh.
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Apr 16, 2012, 06:32 PM
 
I've started playing WoW again while waiting for D3. It hasn't changed much since the last I played, but the new expansion looks promising.
     
   
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