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  • unmanneddrone 5:13 am on October 25, 2010 Permalink
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    @poimandre Welcome, sir. Welcome aboard. If there was ever a fellow to add the to discussion, it’s this man.

    If I’m not mistaken, we’re both doing the Rise of the Argonauts run-through, so that’ll be interesting to see what comes of it. Still very impressed with the soundtrack and voice acting. I’ve never played Mass Effect, but I hear the dialogue tree system is quite similar – in RotA, depending on certain responses within interactions, you garner favour with particular gods. This favour ushers upon you points and powers to use in combat. I really thought I’d be going the Ares route, but Apollo – under Pygmalion – seems to be a good fit. Mild-mannered, trusting and wise. Curious to see how his powers work in conjunction in proximity to specific Argonauts.

     
  • unmanneddrone 3:09 am on October 20, 2010 Permalink
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    @RedSwirl It strikes me as a score-whore heaven-meets-someone gave Dante a gun, ol’ Vanquish. Something that really tickles the fancy of folks who dig their technical combat games and warrants ludicrous speed runs. Something wonderfully old-school in regards to the undercurrents at play.

    @beige I’ll let you know how Rise of the Argonauts goes. I guess it’s a little unwieldy to say it’s the Deadly Premonition to Mass Effect’s Heavy Rain, because they’re vastly different and there are so many things that don’t match up, but I’m pretty sure you know what page I’m reading from in that regard. One thing’s for sure, the voice acting and soundtrack are outstanding. More to come when more gets played!

    Hope you’re enjoying Enslaved!

     
  • unmanneddrone 4:44 pm on October 19, 2010 Permalink
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    @beige Oh, talk about being spoiled! I’m kinda glad Castlevania doesn’t do much for me, outside of a strange love for Lament of Innocence (y’know, the PS2 era games you’re supposed to hate?!), because I’m loving the joyful level culmination of Enslaved (@angryjedi is still running the high court case against me for my disdain towards traditional fantasy thematics and tropes). But it’s true, Trip and Monkey are the stars. For me, they’re besting even the Uncharted mob because the oh-so-subtle interplay between the two. Trip is gorgeous; a real magnum opus for sublime digital femininity sans pandering or gratuity. Monkey puts pretty much every other brute to shame. What’s more, the nuance of silence between the two works as much as the dialogue does…and motivation is wonderfully realised. Enough gushing.

    It does make one consider this a strange thematic kin of what the next Beyond Good & Evil could be, at least in terms of characterisation!

    By the way, did anyone play Rise of the Argonauts? Liquid Entertainment’s flawed more-RPG-than-action gem? I recently nabbed it from Play-Asia for a measly fifteen dollars and the little I’ve played of it is great. Very much a @beige game, if I may so bold as to suggest it, with lots of quality dialogue and quite possibly the most amazing soundtrack I’ve heard in a while (composed by Tyler Bates, who also scored the 300 and Watchmen movies). Not particularly stunning in the graphics department, and has some backtracking issues which interrupt the pace somewhat, but a rich little RPG-lite that seemed to sink back to within Poseidon’s realm as quickly as it had surfaced.

     
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