I think the level design in AC 4 is just straight up better than in AC 3. There are less guards on roofs, way more bushes to hide in and they are very generous with how easily you can use the dart gun to get guards out of your way. RIP Paul Walker
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OK I take it back the assassin's creed 4 Luigi is Luigi photoshop picture of the year
I completely agree. I still enjoyed the game because I love Batman, The Joker, and I grew up watching the animated series, but this game was definitely a marketing lie. Everything that made it sound potentially great, Black Mask being the main villain, having 8 assassin's hunt Batman with most of them being villains I had never heard of before, with it all set on Christmas Eve, ended up being just minor points about the game. They set it on Christmas because they had the assets from City and needed to make up a reason for the world looking exactly the same. Then the majority of the assassins turn into mini boss fights and side stories. Not to mention thier time line is completely terrible. They say Batman has been around for 2 years but somehow during all that time he had never fought any of these assassin's, never faced the Joker, and most of the common thugs and police force don't believe in him? They should have said he was only Batman for 6 months.
I'm not really sure what you consider "gangsta rap." If you're just talking about songs that "go hard", so to speak, then no, it most certainly is not dead.
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music is an amazing album.
And I'm not sure how to classify certain types of rappers/ rap music, but there are totally still plenty of good rappers out there, most of them just not on the radio. Deltron just released event 2, Astronautilis is an amazing rapper who doesn't get the attention he deserves, Killer Mike is still great, Kendrik Lamar's good kid mad city is an amazing album, and pretty much anything by The Roots is always great.
Though I still have a ways to go in GTA, I did play the torture scene. it is a tricky thing and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I think that part was pretty disturbing and I did not enjoy playing it at all. At the same time I don't think it is fair to complain about it or to call it out as "going to far" since all of GTA is about murdering people and doing countless horrible things. Torture is definitely going above and beyond what we are used to doing in video games so I can see that's why it shocked so many people, but there is plenty of torture in movies and literature and like I said, mass murdering people is just as bad if not worse.
I have shadow of the colossus on my ps3 but never finished it. I think I defeated maybe 6 or 7 of the colossus. I love listening to the music on the ps3 dashboard though.
@starvinggamer: While I have you here: how in the fuck are decks full of 3x Echowisp, 3x Uterra Packmaster, 3x Leafkin Progenitor, and some other assorted Uterra "make multiple creatures" bullshit even remotely fair?
Well, those are 9 Legendaries right there so that's part of the answer. On an individual basis:
- Echowisp - more of a strong defensive card than an offensive one, it's only especially powerful against mono-Alloyin. Both Tempys and Nekrium have answers for them that you would want to play anyways and often splash if you're going dual-faction, and it's irrelevant in the mirror.
- Uterra Packmaster - only worthwhile if you're in the lead, which Uterra is good at building early. They're mediocre if you have an even board-state with your opponent and worthless if you're on the defensive. Also they disincentivize splashing which can limit your options.
- Leafkin Progenitor - also only really notable against Alloyin, it is easily countered by Tempys and Nekrium and is really fucking terrible past level 1. If the early lead they build for you doesn't win you the game, you're going to be cursing them every time you draw them mid to late game.
Basically mono-Uterra swarm beatdown has a lot of ways to hit you hard and fast, but well constructed decks of equal quality (rarity-wise) will have numerous answers to the biggest problems in Uterra. The Uterra player then has to rely on good draws, and moreso on bad draws for his opponent, in order to build a lead big enough, early enough. Of all the various top-tier decks, mono-Uterra has a tendency to feel the most overwhelmingly unfair when used against mid-tier brews.
I just started playing mono Uterra and I have been crushing people. I have 1 Echowisp and 1 Packmaster I pulled from packs and I just stacked the deck with 3 Avatar's, 3 Prowler's, 3 Frostwild beast tracker, 3 Cavern Hydra, 3 Gemhide Basher and so on.... I generally always get board advantage from having such big creatures out early and with 3 Lifeshaper Savants and 3 Feroucious Roars my creatures always stay pretty big through the early and mid game. By late game I usually have such good board advantage plus plenty of breakthrough damage that I win before my opponents big creatures can really start doing damage. The Gemhide Basher's are AMAZING at shutting down mid and late game savants, and Grimguant predators and devourers. I also have a Heart Tree which can be really really strong for maintaining board advantage. It is a simple, but very easy way to play the game and I find it a lot more fun than the savant decks most people like to run. I'm thinking about buying the Uterra deck to get another Echowisp and Packmaster and then probably start splashing Nekrium to run Epidemic. I already went 13-2 today so it works pretty great. My two losses were to a tempys/nekrium savant deck with devourers of course.
Anyway I have been looking for other interesting/unique decks to run. I like to build a lot of different decks that try to utilize as many different cards as I can that I own so if anyone has some cool suggestions I would really appreciate it!
@starvinggamer: Yeah, it is a really tough way to play. I have a full playset of most of the cards you listed, I just don't have any firestorms or epidemics so it isn't really working out.
At least I just pulled and Echowisp in a basic booster today, getting lucky!
Pulled 2 legendaries yesterday, one from a basic and one from a normal booster. Got a Heart Tree and a Synapsis Oracle. Both are really fun cards, level III Synapsis Oracle is amazing to have. I'm trying to figure out how to make a strong tempys blitz deck with cards like Pyre Giant and Ashurian Mystic but it never works out. Anyone have any suggestions about what cards are needed to build a deck like that? (by that I mean a deck that just burns down your opponent as fast as possible)