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#1 Posted by BBAlpert (1444 posts) -
@flappy said:

Talk a buncha shit about everyone's waifus.

Hey, you leave Lady Jaye out of this!

#2 Posted by BBAlpert (1444 posts) -

I would heavily suggest glancing at a walk through (there is one on GFAQs that is fantastic). The beginning of planescape is a bit of a confusing mess since it dumps you in the world and says "Find Pharod, kthxbye"

Also make sure to install widescreen mods, unofficial patches, etc. If the writing doesn't grab you then it's not like the combat will make you stay.

The first time I played, I got an hour or two in, wondering when certain core mechanics (like magic) were going to be introduced. I later found out that I'd just not spoken to the right people at certain points. I would imagine (or at least hope) that there would be other chances to get spells later on in the game, but it ultimately didn't matter as I hit a game-breaking bug/crash soon afterwards.

Something about the way I'd set up the game on Dosbox or whatever caused the game to freak out and grind to a halt (and then crash) when some particle effect was used in a cutscene.

#3 Posted by BBAlpert (1444 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@pudge said:

I just took a quick tour of their YouTube channel and it's a horrible maze of years old content, incomplete playlists, a flood of irrelevant trailers, and a few thumbnails that made me visibly cringe. And from what I could tell, they weren't even archiving their livestreams on there. Between that and the main site's horrible layout, someone over there really needs to buckle down and do some organizational work. I would love to watch more stuff with Danny in it, but it's not worth my time to wade through all their BS to get to the good stuff.

GameSpot's video archives were always a horribly maintained mess. There are videos like Greg Kasavin's Oblivion marathon that have vanished into the ether thanks to one technical reason or another and other years-old content that simply can't be recovered unless someone finds them in a dusty box filled with VHS tapes somewhere.

It's really a shame. There's clearly a lot of good content there, but a lot of it is hard to find. I tried going back through older episodes of Danny's Random Encounter, but the selection on both the official site and the YouTube channel seemed incomplete, at best. As of whenever it was I last checked, the YouTube channel only had a handful of edited "highlights" versions, but none of the full streams. The official site has some of the full streams, but it seems inconsistent.

I just wanted to watch Hatoful Boyfriend in its full glory :(

#4 Posted by BBAlpert (1444 posts) -

@excast said:

It's sort of weird seeing all of these changes going on, yet absolutely no acknowledgement from Gamespot at all. I don't think there has even been official mention anywhere about the layoffs yet. What is going on over there? Seems like the entire thing is on fire.

Chris Watters (filling in for Danny while he was in Ireland) mentioned it on The Lobby the other week.

#5 Edited by BBAlpert (1444 posts) -
Wait, what?

#6 Posted by BBAlpert (1444 posts) -

Broadcaster duel: Radio Voice Jeff vs TVinny Guide

#7 Posted by BBAlpert (1444 posts) -

The following is just my opinion. I'm counting it because it was made with RPG Maker - To the Moon's writing was insufferable. Maybe the story eventually goes in some emotionally powerful directions, but I couldn't make it more than 2 hours or so before the awful bits of "humor" sprinkled between overbearingly maudlin bullshit drove me away completely.

#8 Posted by BBAlpert (1444 posts) -

@bbalpert said:

@flappy said:

I'd be surprised if all of the wrestlers in 2k15 didn't look that good. The WWE/NXT/Legends roster is like 80 people, right? That seems more managable than the couple hundred models that are in Nba 2k14.

It isn't like they can make John Cena look good and half-ass Damien Sandow. It'd stand out a lot.

Given his heel gimmick of wearing different insulting outfits for each venue, it might be kind of fitting for virtual Sandow to be a blocky-ass PS1 era polygonal mess. Man, Sandow is just the best.

Insulting? I feel like he's pretty over as a face jobber with the crowd.

That may be the case, but I was thinking of when he came out wearing a Lebron jersey in both Cleveland and Miami, or when he dressed as Paul Revere in Boston, saying "If I had known this is how Boston would turn out, I wouldn't have warned anyone!"

#9 Posted by BBAlpert (1444 posts) -

@flappy said:

I'd be surprised if all of the wrestlers in 2k15 didn't look that good. The WWE/NXT/Legends roster is like 80 people, right? That seems more managable than the couple hundred models that are in Nba 2k14.

It isn't like they can make John Cena look good and half-ass Damien Sandow. It'd stand out a lot.

Given his heel gimmick of wearing different insulting outfits for each venue, it might be kind of fitting for virtual Sandow to be a blocky-ass PS1 era polygonal mess. Man, Sandow is just the best.

#10 Edited by BBAlpert (1444 posts) -

It doesn't have loot, and it's not really an RPG (although I seem to remember it had some sort of skill trees for the characters), but you could maybe check out Trine/Trine 2

Also, would Dragon's Crown be too "hack-and-slash"-y?