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Old 03-05-2012, 05:08 AM   #1
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WeekDAY gaming(3/5/12)- What are YOU still playing?

A weekend spent doing more unpacking/putting away and wondering how much stuff do we really collect in almost 9 yrs together. But that is done for now. Because the main event is back...with the WeekDAY there is this:



Disappointment or not it is finally here. My FemShep is ready for the cause.

Since there are some who won't be playing ME3 (Heathens!) we still must ask...

What are YOU still playing?
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:19 AM   #2
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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If this week's reviews echo Karak's concerns, I'll hold off until the game gets cheaper. I've already been driven off by one of Bioware's products this year.

My wife and I will be taking a trip to a South Carolina B&B for a delayed anniversary present for a couple days, since we're both on Spring Break now. I've got 3 books to read for school this week and a book from church to master in case they want me to take over the end of a Sunday school series. Realistically, there's no room for games in there. If I get a chance, though, it'll be either Tribes Ascend or messing around with console emulators.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:01 AM   #4
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I'm still hoping that karak is playing a long winded trick on us all, in order to set expectations low, end result being us all blown away. I still hope that.

I picked up two Worlds II cheap at the weekend. I will NOT be playing that this week, for the simple reason that it's shite. Really, really dreadful. People on this site have said it's good. I strongly disagree.
As a result of being so disappointed in TW2 I picked up Saints Row The Third on the cheap. I expected to hate it but in fat I love it. It's just stupid fun. I'll be playing a lot more. In fact I'm going to go play it right now!
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:37 AM   #5
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I could have probably bought ME3, but I decided to get Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition instead. Since I finally finished the last bit of Fallout 3 content I had left over the weekend, I spent money I probably shouldn't have on that. I barely started it last night, but I can already tell it was a good decision. If anything can distract me from ME3 coming out, it's more Fallout, and with the massive amount of content New Vegas seems to have, I'll be busy for quite a long time. I can actually see this having multiple playthroughs, Hardcore mode is damn enticing.

I'm also going to try to put in more time with Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky. I had a few more hours with it over the weekend and it's JRPG bliss. Great writing, likable characters, a fun battle system, and a nice, open feeling mission structure, I love it. With this, P3P, Yggdra Union, Knights in the Nightmare, Tactics Ogre, and Ys: Oath in Felghana, my PSP will be holding me over just nicely until I can afford a Vita. Which, judging by my disappointing tax return, may be much longer than I had hoped. Oh well, now I'll actually play those games, instead of leaving them sitting on the shelf unplayed. I'd just better be able to afford one by the time Persona 4 hits, or I may have a nervous breakdown......
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:18 AM   #6
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Today is gonna be a Skyrim day. Got a bunch of mods to try out. Plus, not all of them are titty mods.

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:25 AM   #7
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I rented Tricky thanks to Kel's mention of the Redbox freebie. Like Kel, I'm not as into it as others. I will return it today and pick it up in the bargain bin later.

I will probably continue to mess around with iphone games. I've been picking up Book of Heroes every few hours or so throughout the day and trying out Traveller AR. Other then that, I need to get a few household chores done and fix a flat on my lawn mower... ...and find a F'n job.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:31 AM   #8
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This week I am searching for a browser filter that will remove all mention of ME3 and Mass Effect 3.

Actually, it's a homework-filled week for me. I should have written a paper yesterday, but instead I watched a few episodes of Downton Abbey. Thus I will be writing that paper today. I have a math exam on Wednesday that I need to study for. Then I have a quiz on Thursday and a paper due Thursday. Finally I have an online exam that I will probably take on Friday.

I'll definitely have some time for gaming, especially at the end of the week which marks the start of my Spring Break! I'll be playing Bastion, Towns, Dwarf Fortress, and probably Puzzle Agent 2.
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This is moving week culminating with movers on Saturday so we'll be driving back and forth for deliveries and taking smaller items. All of my console games are in boxes and I doubt I'll get a ton of playing in anyhow but, if I do, it'll be on the Vita so: Rayman, Hot Shots, maybe some Lumines.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:47 AM   #11
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If this week's reviews echo Karak's concerns, I'll hold off until the game gets cheaper. I've already been driven off by one of Bioware's products this year.

My wife and I will be taking a trip to a South Carolina B&B for a delayed anniversary present for a couple days, since we're both on Spring Break now. I've got 3 books to read for school this week and a book from church to master in case they want me to take over the end of a Sunday school series. Realistically, there's no room for games in there. If I get a chance, though, it'll be either Tribes Ascend or messing around with console emulators.
First I was only 5 hours in.

IGN has some ok reviews, they were the earliest. They said the game really actually gets very good at 15+ hours but before that they thought it was weaker than the previous games. So that makes sense for what I saw which was 5 hours in. Not the bugs but the poor writing and things just being thrown together.

They did concur that the new 3 styles of gameplay negatively impact the RPG elements. Namely, when your playing RPG the discussions and dialogue are notoriously shorter and more abrupt giving a strange feel to every discussion like stuff is missing. Those who enjoy the roleplaying and dialogue(me) will find themselves disappointed in many of the changes and the new conversation style.

My personal opinion is that it sounds like they tried to please everyone. Which can lead to weakness where strengths originally existed.

15 hours to get good isn't acceptable to me. But its the end of a series that I adore. One flawed gem doesn't make the entire ring not worth owning and I will play it. But a good ending won't erase a poor begining and it will make repeated playthroughs all the more painful.
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I'm still hoping that karak is playing a long winded trick on us all, in order to set expectations low, end result being us all blown away. I still hope that.
I was only 5 hours in. See post above for a bit more data backed up by some of the other reviews.

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Yay! Second interview tomorrow for the Service Tech job. I think it's looking great because the Tech Manager originally scheduled it for next Thursday but called back and said the GM (the guy I have already interviewed with) asked him to move it up and get me in there tomorrow morning.


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So wait, RPG mode in ME3 has less discussions? That makes 0 sense. I'd expect that in the Shooter mode.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:26 AM   #16
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So wait, RPG mode in ME3 has less discussions? That makes 0 sense. I'd expect that in the Shooter mode.
I think he meant less discussions compared to previous games in the series, not other modes in the game.

Regardless, I'm glad now that I picked up New Vegas instead of ME3, it sounds like something I should at the very least wait for patches for.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:27 AM   #17
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So wait, RPG mode in ME3 has less discussions? That makes 0 sense. I'd expect that in the Shooter mode.
Less than the normal modes in ME2 and ME1 yes. But NOT less than the other modes within ME3.

As previews and the QA on IGN point out. If you expect an RPG experience like ME1 or 2 you will be disappointed the game has drastically pared down the RPG elements and dialogue branching that existed in the prior titles. Even within the first 5 hours this was painfully obvious. Where an entire dialogue wheel existed in past games for NPC's, many times there was 2 choices and that was in for discussion which did not get larger after using those 2 discussion points.

If I had 1 thing I could have fixed in that 5 hours from ME3, it would not even be the dialogue wheels or lack of dialogue. It would be the past NPC handling. I spent 20+ hours per game getting to know these characters. Having that wrapped up with 1 sentence and a wave was painful as fuck. And by the time I left the game machine, 3 past characters 2 of which I had relations with, had been treated like that. A third joined my party...in what could only be described as a truncated way. I also did not like the disconnected way the characters treated me. No "Hey man! Long time no see, we saw hell together!" but instead "Hey. What's up. I am bored want me on the ship?" What the fuck kind of writing is that anyway? And no I am not joking. One said that they were bored and asked if they could join. Not only did it not fit the situation it did NOT fit their treatment in past games.


Maybe I suck in bed...in the game of course

Its best to go into it thinking of it as ME2 lite lite. At least until that magical 12-15 hour timeframe. Where supposedly things take a more positive RPG turn.

I am still sure this will be a great game, even if it is just because a series I love was not canceled or in limbo but saw a starting and a conclusion.
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I still haven't ordered it!
That's cause you will buy it on Steam for $10 in three months. I'm almost envious of that. Almost.
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I could have probably bought ME3, but I decided to get Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition instead. Since I finally finished the last bit of Fallout 3 content I had left over the weekend, I spent money I probably shouldn't have on that. I barely started it last night, but I can already tell it was a good decision. If anything can distract me from ME3 coming out, it's more Fallout, and with the massive amount of content New Vegas seems to have, I'll be busy for quite a long time. I can actually see this having multiple playthroughs, Hardcore mode is damn enticing.
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Yay! Second interview tomorrow for the Service Tech job. I think it's looking great because the Tech Manager originally scheduled it for next Thursday but called back and said the GM (the guy I have already interviewed with) asked him to move it up and get me in there tomorrow morning.


BTW, who needs facebook when we have the Weekday/end threads?
That's awesome rein! Good luck! It will be nice to see everyone in here employed again.

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Oh, I plan on doing a ton of exploring, believe me. Those Deathclaws don't stand a chance. Half the fun for me in games like this is going to places I have absolutely no business being for my level and making it out alive. I love it. I was sorely tempted to try out Hardcore mode right away, but I know that would hamper the explorer in me a bit. I’m already looking forward to a second playthrough for that.
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