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  • RedSwirl 5:06 pm on August 21, 2012 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo I did indeed drop thoughts on Dark Messiah over at MultiPlatform last week.

  • bowlisimo 3:51 pm on August 21, 2012 Permalink
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    @redswir1 Did you drop thoughts on Dark Messiah, or did I miss it? Dumb fun, right? Stupid plot, but kind of great (for the time) FPS melee/magic combat.

  • RedSwirl 3:07 pm on August 21, 2012 Permalink
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    @unmanneddrone The FUUUUCK?! I honestly had never heard of the Source mod until now but looks like something I’d always thought of – answering the question of how to make a medieval first person war game.

    Personally I still think melee combat is still an advantage of the Japanese, but that’s arcadey beat-em-up combat. It’s nice that more people are trying to not imitate that route and go with something that at least vaguely resembles operating both a sword and shield. Ironically, the one game to do this the best in my eyes has been Demon’s Souls.

    Other games did something similar earlier like the original Chivalry mod (which I will try out soon) and even Dark Messiah (which both run on Source actually), but Demon’s Souls was the first game I played that did it with precision. It took me less than 30 seconds to grasp that game’s combat system, and soon after I could appreciate the precise timing involved in the system. The best fights in that game are “human-shaped” bosses and invasions probably. I really hope Team Chivalry are looking at that game for reference.

    It would be kinda badass if I could go viking in this joint though. The video says raid objectives are basically just that – raiding shit. Recently I’ve been reading comics – both western and Japanese, about vikings and just how fucked-up they were. Why the fuck can’t I roll up in a long-ass boat with some berserkers and just start tearing up saxony?!

    The other thing I’m liking a lot right now is the move towards more realistic, or at least more authentic-looking medieval armor. To be perfectly honest the kind of armor you see in games like Elder Scrolls and Dragon Age are precisely what kept me away from western fantasy for so long – the art design just doesn’t look very interesting and is honestly a bit laughable, even in Skyrim. I know most Bethesda game mods basically amount to anime porn, but I’m seriously considering downloading this particular set of Skyrim armor: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/21228 I just love that look of having plates on top of plates on top of plates. I’d take medieval Iron Man over the Dragon Bone armor any day. At least Dark Souls takes just enough artistic influence from Kentaro Mirua to look unique, yet still tries to make armor and weapons look plausible, if a bit stylish at times.

    Lastly though, the reason I’m into Arx right now is purely for the dungeon-crawling, which I got back into for a bit. Maybe to get myself back in the mood for Dark Souls if some modder can fix the PC port. Either way I’ve already got Grimrock on deck. On the subject, is Ultima Underworld really that big a deal? People talk about it like it’s the greatest action dungeon crawler of all time. I think even Japanese RPG developers talk about that game. The screens on GOG look old as fuck though.

  • RedSwirl 11:18 pm on August 13, 2012 Permalink
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    @bluesforbuddha Yeah BlazBlue did the same thing – inject its story mode with a visual novel. Even Soul Calibur V kinda did this too but screwed up at it. I wouldn’t be down for it with any other set of characters.

    On the subject of visual novels, we have a western release date for the sequel to 999. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward hits the 3DS and Vita in English on October 23rd.

    The reason I’ve been short of time to get into P4A though is because I decided to play through Dark Messiah Might and Magic over the last week and am preparing to barrel right into its predecessor – Arx Fatalis. The latest post on my page sums op what I thought about DM if you’re interested. Part of the reason I’m getting into Arx, other than investigating the back catalog of Arkane Studios before Dishonored comes out, is because I’m been in the mood for a dungeon crawler for a while – a DUNGEON CRAWLER if you know what I mean. I’ll probably install Grimrock after this.

    Oh, and anybody around here played a game called Mace Grifin: Bounty Hunter? Garnett just endorsed the game on Weekend Confirmed and I’m interested in the ability to seamlessly switch between shooting up dudes with guns and shooting up dudes with a spaceship.

  • RedSwirl 5:14 pm on July 16, 2012 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo I checked out the demo when I saw the flash sale (didn’t realize it was a flash sale and missed it) and I actually like it a lot.

    Despite being on what looks like the vanilla Source engine the game still looks very atmospheric. The combat and dungeon crawling honestly remind me of Dark Souls with how objectively it utilizes the physics, just in first person. Might scratch that itch until Prepare to Die Edition comes out.

  • bowlisimo 5:07 pm on July 16, 2012 Permalink
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    @unmanneddrone I voted for Jagged Alliance BIA, no dice. Otherwise, have only picked up AC:Revelations, Saints Row 3, Alan Wake, and The Walking Dead. I usually pass on a lot of games, even when they’re on sale, so there always ends up being something to buy. Not that I really need to buy any more games.

    @redswir1 Dark Messiah, yeah, not a bad game. The story is super dumb, but the first person combat felt great for 2006ish, if a little silly. Use your boot! When in doubt, kick that motherfucker. Tom Chick nailed it in his CGW review where he called it, “The Adventures of Sir Kicksalot Deathboot in the Land of the Conspicuously Placed Spike Racks.”

  • RedSwirl 2:01 am on July 15, 2012 Permalink
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    Sucks that I missed the $2.50 deal on Dark Messiah: Might and Magic. I just checked out the demo and it seems like a really good game. Basically “Dark Souls on the Source engine,” if I had to sum it up. Why didn’t anyone here tell me about this game? Even if it looks like a 2004 PC game graphically I think the art direction and atmosphere make up for it.

    If this is a taste of what Arkane is bringing with Dishonored then maybe I really should pre-order that game. Every indicator is telling me to but it’s still on my “rent to check it out” list for the fall.

    Okami HD News: You can change the goddamn text speed. That is all.

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