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  • RedSwirl 4:55 am on July 5, 2012 Permalink
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    @sinfony @mjpilon If by any chance the speed is your sole problem with Gears, why not investigate Vanquish? It’s basically Gears but the whole game moves about 300 percent faster. It’s the controls of a shooter combined with the speed and chaos of a Devil May Cry game.

  • mjpilon 1:59 am on July 5, 2012 Permalink
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    @Sinfony I hear you on the “lumbering” aspects. Ironically I actually enjoy that style of play now as a change of pace compared to the rest of the shooter spectrum. My issue with Gears in general is how Epic doesn’t seem to accept that and try to fit in more fast paced moments and frenetic scenes to spice things up. In those moments, the gameplay falls apart as you can’t maneuver well enough to handle the craziness around you.

  • RedSwirl 8:22 pm on July 4, 2012 Permalink
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    @sinfony Damnit. I wanted to find at least one other person on the Squad who plays Horde.

  • mjpilon 3:28 am on July 4, 2012 Permalink
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    Dwarf Fortress…….. ummm… I watched the video Giant Bomb posted last week and I’m sorry but I can’t do it. I literally sat there faced with the insanity that was on the screen and tuned out. It’s interesting and I respect those who enjoy it but I don’t have the time to sink into a game like that.

    With the vacation/ work/ holidays craziness, I haven’t had the chance to comment on my recent gaming time, so here we go *cue brain dump*:

    Gears of War 3: Finally got to this a few months ago. I respect Epic for getting out of the brown grays and working in some color to the Gears world. The gameplay is still classic Gears which still drives me insane at times (I seem to have a tendency to get stuck on cover for some reason) but it was quite enjoyable. Happy I finally got to it but I harbor no real desire to return to that world again.

    Child of Eden: Arrived from Game Access after Gears and “finished” it in about a week. I don’t own a Kinect but wanted to play it anyway. I don’t think lacking the hand waving capability really impacted my experience anyway. I loved the variety of visual styles and the accompanying music for each level although for the life of me I couldn’t really tell what the heck is going on in the overall “narrative” but I don’t think that is really the point anyway. Gameplay is “meh” but worth getting through for the audio-visual ride. Biggest negative however is the game’s artificial way to lengthen playtime by essentially requiring you to replay levels to advance to the final levels. NOT COOL GUYS. I understand that 5 levels makes for a short game but in that case, make more levels instead of forcing multiple replays. All in all, a worthwhile rental. Nothing more.

    Diablo 3: I enjoyed my time with it so far but I didn’t get past Act 1 and haven’t had the desire to go back in a few weeks. Now part of that may just be my natural aversion to gaming on my Mac/PC but maybe not….

    Assassin’s Creed Revelations: Enzo’s story should have ended at Brotherhood. While I still enjoy the core elements of the game, it feels so tired and stale after the previous two ACs. Ubisoft’s response to complaints about the mechanics from AC2 and Brotherhood seems to have been “let’s just add more mechanics and gameplay elements so that people ignore the fact that we didn’t change anything”. The tower defense stuff is pointless and not very fun. The Desmond’s journey is interesting from a background info perspective but just feels bolted on at the last minute. The “notoriety” meter is a cheap trick to slow down your progress. The fact that I still need to go to the Bank to collect my money and that I still need to go back and forth from the map screen to the game screen to navigate after this many iterations is a joke. At least there was some global storyline closure/ progression in the end but really….Assassin’s Creed 3 can’t come soon enough to breath some new life into this series.

    Saints Row 3: Only played about 15 minutes of this but quite possibly the most ridiculous, over the top, insane first 15 minutes I’ve ever played in a game. You know you’re in for a ride when the game starts with a parody Star Wars-like scrolling text. This should be the kind of crazy fun that I hoping it is…. will get back to it once I complete the next game which just came from Game Access…

    Rayman Origins: First the positives. I LOVE the art design and the music. I could sit there and stare at the screen for hours. Love the originality of the first 3 worlds so far and just how much detail Ubisoft put into each level. However, I have been quite frustrated at times with the controls. Maybe it’s just the Mario jumping “feel” that is built into me but I have blown many jumps just because I haven’t fully picked up on the momentum on the characters as they move. Very much enjoy the game and will get through it but no chance in hell that I try to fully medal each level. Would probably drive me to insanity.

    *brain dump completed*

    I will try to avoid waiting so long between updates next time :p

    And I’m 30 minutes early but whatever….Happy 4th to the American contingent of the Squad. May it be as awesome as the 1st was for us Canadians 🙂

  • RedSwirl 7:58 pm on March 23, 2012 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo @angryjedi Well my internet’s too crappy to actually host a Gears game. Come to think of it, I have no idea how the infrastructure of DD works? Matchmaking?

  • RedSwirl 2:02 am on March 23, 2012 Permalink
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    @mjpilon @bowlisimo Pick one. Dungeon Defenders and Gears 3 horde mode are remarkably similar to each other.

  • RedSwirl 3:30 pm on March 22, 2012 Permalink
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    I’m sorry guys, but squad Horde mode is gonna have to happen at some point. Maybe whenever you guys are done with ME3?

  • RedSwirl 5:32 pm on January 22, 2012 Permalink
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    @rocgaude Anyway, just tell us when you get down to Horde.

    Edit: Actually, on the subject of multiplayer Source engine mods, am I the only one here who ever tried out NeoTokyo?

  • RocGaude 3:44 pm on January 22, 2012 Permalink
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    @feenwager Something slightly more seasoned with a touch of lime.

  • RocGaude 2:01 am on January 22, 2012 Permalink
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    Playing through the Gears 3 campaign with my son. Wish I had something more to say then, “it’s just more Gears”.

  • RedSwirl 2:41 am on January 21, 2012 Permalink
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    So… can Gears 3 Squad Horde actually happen?

    If none of you have played it yet, it is surprisingly similar to Dungeon Defenders.

  • RedSwirl 6:49 am on November 8, 2011 Permalink
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    @angryjedi Well well, that’s one person to play Modern Warfare 3 with, if I decide to actually get it. Things are looking good though… eventually.

    On the subject of dudebro, so pretty much the entire squad except me passed up Gears 3 right? Well, from your description of Dungeon Defenders, Gears’ Horde 2.0 mode sounds like pretty much the same thing but without the RPG classes. I almost feel like this should have been considered the real game.

    What pisses me off the most is the fact that I can’t play a PC version of Horde 2.0 with a proper server browser (and DirectX 11). That’s the main reason I’m interested in seeing if Modern Warfare 3’s Spec Ops Survival mode is up-to-snuff. Some of the wave missions in Modern Warfare 2 tell me it can be. Maybe the search for such a thing on PC will finally cause me to give the Dungeon Defenders demo a shot.

    My pain pickup for this week though is that Metal Gear Solid HD Collection that I hope every single person didn’t forget about.. For some reason I’m really anxious to play the HD version of Peace Walker on it despite having already put my 40 hours into the PSP version and the fact that the game will even let me transfer my save file.

    Believe it or not that’s one other game that’s caught the co-op bug, except now I with full online people outside of Japan will actually be able to, y’know, play the game the way it was balanced. It kinda sucks that we finally get a Metal Gear with robust online team-based gameplay and it happens in the shadow of COD where no one will notice.

  • zegolf 4:53 pm on October 3, 2011 Permalink
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    Mostly resigned myself to lurking nowadays, but wanted to comment @feenwager and anyone else who has been playing Gears. Finally beat the single player last night, mainly due to beast mode.

    Horde is “so Gears 2”. Beast mode is the multi-player game you want to hop into. I’m on frequently, (zegolf on XBL) so feel free to ask me if I want to play!

  • impynickers 3:25 am on October 3, 2011 Permalink
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    @feenwager I am definitely interested in some horde. Gears 3 feels like the absolute delivery on the series potential at long last. Its got that feel, it just feels right. I still have more to go on the campaign, I have pact with some buddies not to play without them. Other than that … I am open. I have had great times with Horde and Beast. If you or anyone sees me on, feel free to hit me up.

    New releases are picking up. It looks like am probably going for Rage on Tuesday. Looks like my kind of thing. I was never sold on Borderlands truth be told. It was a fun game, had co-op, was an FPS/RPG … but it was a grind. I got over the MMO grind years ago. Rage looks like my kind of pacing. Its got a bit of RPG/exploration to keep things from being shallow, and enough mayhem ensure I won’t get bored. Win Win. Doesn’t hurt that it is pretty.

    Also been playing.. the Battlefield 3 beta. I have earned my badge in shootery lately let me say.
    So … here I am preaching that FPS’s will destroy everything I hold dear… and then I find myself unsuccesfully trying to hate Battlefield 3. The game is smooth. It controls really well. The animations really sell this connection you have with your first person avatar. The sound design is perhaps the slickest ive seen in a long time. The visuals … yes they are good. The environments are pretty non-linear. The guns are buttery smooth. I like that it doesn’t feel as cheap as Call of Duty in terms of perks. Yes you seem to unlock gun attachements … but it seems mostly fair.
    I already have an investment in Red Orchestra, but whenever I am done with that … Battlefield could be the next epic online experience I gravitate to. It seems like a good investment.

  • feenwager 2:42 am on October 3, 2011 Permalink
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    If Gears 3 is not included in every year-end GOTY discussion, then I’ll have to chalk that up to straight up cork-sniffing by the gaming community. To me, Gears is everything you could possibly ask for in a video game. You’ve got a technical marvel, married with rock-solid mechanics and enough story to pull you through the experience. Add in the MASSIVE amount of post-campaign content (you know it’s good if even I’m enjoying some multiplayer) and I think you’ve got a pretty solid excuse to plunk down sixty bucks.

  • RedSwirl 1:54 am on October 3, 2011 Permalink
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    @feenwager I could definitely see myself continuing to play one mode of Gears 3 or another years from now. I haven’t even touched anything since finishing the campaign but I’m definitely interested in horde and versus bots (that’s just how I roll). I guess I could jump into horde if I saw any of you guys in a party.

    Not sure about GOTY contender yet, definitely within its own category. I mean, the campaign is pretty much great in every way: a lot of variety, one great set piece after another, fun core gameplay, even above-average handling of the story. That part of Gears 3 is as great as we expected it to be, but honestly a few other games this year may have impressed me more.

    What’s really messed up is how much I’ve been drawn back into Resident Evil 4. I know it came out in 2005 and all, but it’s starting to become one of the releases I most want to keep playing this year. I’m now in a Professional (hardcore) mode new game+ saving up money for the typewriter, and this is still one of the greatest games ever made.

    I’m seriously starting to think of RE4 as the gaming equivalent of Aliens or the original Predator in terms of its impact on the action genre in its respective medium… except imagine if Aliens was three and a half hours long and paced just as well. Not since RE4 have I seen an action game that manages to deliver almost 20 hours of all-killer-no-filler.

    Now that I have the game on my hard drive and a click away, I have a feeling that every time I turn on my Xbox for whatever reason, I’ll devote a few minutes to some RE4.

  • feenwager 1:22 am on October 3, 2011 Permalink
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    Finished Gears 3 single-player today. Huge, huge thumbs up. Definitely a GOTY contender.

    I also made my first foray into Horde Mode. Man, there is some Squad fun to be had up in there. Who would be up for some?

  • impynickers 7:17 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink
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    @Redswirl You could probably just stick to Baldur’s Gate II and Planescape Torment, maybe Icewind Dale.
    Not all D&D games were created equal. Some of them aren’t bad … Temple of Elemental Evil is pretty decent, Neverwinter Nights was a good online experience. Games like DemonStone and DragonShard are not traditional RPG’s however. DemonStone is a God of War esque game, DragonShard is an RTS.

    So yes, I own Gears 3. It is great, but I made a stupid pact to wait to finish the campaign co-op with 2 of my buddies. As a result I have been twiddling my thumbs waiting to see more of the campaign. Even so, Horde mode and Beast are some powerful fun. I really feel as though they have tightened up the weapons. They feel more responsive and overall more effective. The wide variety of new enemies, and new weapons are all very nice. Can’t wait to play more.

  • RedSwirl 4:49 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink
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    Guys do I really need ALL of the classic D&D CRPGs? http://www.gog.com/en/page/dnd_promo

    My plan was to just play Baldur’s Gate II and Planetscape eventually, and then if i liked those check out Icewind Dale, etc. I don’t even know yet if I can stand to play a totally isometric game (honestly I just don’t like the way they look). The closest I’ve gotten is the PC version of Dragon Age, and even there I only zoom out during combat.

    On that subject, is it rare to be able to go to a Best Buy and reliably find new boxed copies of games as old as Fallout 2 for $10? Because every time I go there I have to put up with the game staring back at me. I know you can still easily find old Blizzard games at most stores, but up here I could even buy a boxed copy of Jedi Knight II.

    @feenwager Yes, Gears 3 is indeed good – deserving of its maintream popularity. The one thing I have to say about the game is that it has variety. You always feel like there’s SOMETHING going on aside from you just shooting guys with guns, and it’s excellently paced to that end. I’ll even go as far as to say that the inclusion of female Gears throughout the campaign really helped defuse the bro-ness of the experience.

  • feenwager 2:11 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink
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    Not to get all mainstream on you fellas, but Gears 3 is really, really fun. Sure, it’s shooty set piece after shooty set piece, but it’s got solid design, amazing sound and visuals, and they even decided to make the story (mostly) coherent this time around. I’m enjoying the crap out of it.

    Pete, you’ll be happy to know that whomever stole the 63 crayons not labeled “brown” from Epic has decided to return them. Some of the levels are downright bright and colorful. So there.

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