• Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic World states and decisions from the previous games. on the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt board

    That's cool that they're dealing with this stuff organically.Honestly, though, I'm not going into these choice-based games anymore with big expectations. These days, I'm pretty much okay with everythi...

  • Encephalon posted a message on the post Quick Look: Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China.

    Seems all right. A less crisp version of Mark of the Ninja. I have to wonder, though, if the animus flourishes are as distracting while playing as they appeared in this quick look.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Live shows for the non US audience?. on the General Discussion board

    I imagine there are technical, logistical and quality-of-life reasons that most GB livestreams tend to fall near the end of their work day.I'm curious, for duders outside of North America, what times ...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Game Of Thrones Season 5 Discussion Thread. on the Off-Topic board

    Makes perfect sense to me why they brought Jaquen back. There's a limit to how many new characters the audience will accept in a certain period, even on this show. The showrunners probably just asked ...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Lore too convoluted? (No spoilers). on the Pillars of Eternity board

    I wouldn't call it convoluted, unless you're using it a synonym for copious. Overall the writing is quite decent, but they don't do a great job of letting you know what is actually worth remembering, ...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Can't decide: New 3DS or PS Vita. on the General Discussion board

    It'd help to know what kind of games you like. But generally speaking, 3DS is the easy choice between its larger library and the fact that you already have a PSTV and PS4.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Valkyria Chronicles 2 is a tragic example of a game being inferior to its predecessor in almost every way.. on the Valkyria Chronicles II board

    God, it's like Balamb Garden all over again... Does the game at least go Time Compression crazy at the end so my FFVIII comparison can be complete? Human experiments sound promising but I need to know...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic So about that Superman VS Batman leaked trailer... on the Off-Topic board

    I wasn't into Man of Steel so i guess they have a lot of convincing to do.It's funny that Bats asks if Superman bleeds. If he did, maybe that last fight in Man of Steel would've had some tension to it...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Do you still like superhero movies?. on the Off-Topic board

    I think it'd be pretty hard to look down your nose at Hollywood while also being a fan of big video games, as they share a lot of the same sensibilities.Anyway, Im still on board with superhero movies...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic House of Wolves won't have a Raid.. on the Destiny board

    I'm surprised that Bungie didn't accompany the bad news with a more substantial preview of this horde mode. You don't take something away from the consumer without also making crystal clear what they ...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic I just recommended Persona 4 to John Carpenter.... on the General Discussion board

    @kumatose: No chip. I beat P4 twice! But if someone asked me to describe the game I beat, it would be.. a grind-heavy dungeon-crawler anime dating sim. Part of being a fan of niche stuff is recognizi...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic I just recommended Persona 4 to John Carpenter.... on the General Discussion board

    Recommending a grind-heavy dungeon-crawler anime dating sim to someone who's indicated no interest in any of those things is a bit misguided. But I guess an e-mail never hurt anyone.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Anti-Gay Wedding Indiana Pizzaeria Receives Funding. on the Off-Topic board

    It's like Chick-fil-A all over again.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Anybody else finding ps+ games bad lately?. on the PlayStation Plus board

    That's a silly comparison. All those games you mentioned are bein offered on the 360, a last-gen system with an incredible back catalog. Current gen hasn't gathered that golden bounty yet.You'll proba...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Which class did you start with?. on the Pillars of Eternity board

    Human male rogue.He's out to get his, but he's not gonna be, like, super mean about it.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic General Discussion Thread. on the Pillars of Eternity board

    This game is pretty cool for the game systems alone, but I'm finding it pretty hard to get into, narrative-wise. It's making me appreciate how, while far from perfect, Bioware is very skilled at accli...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic 1st DLC announced & then dated for tomorrow (March 24th). on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board

    I really enjoyed Inquisition, but I dunno if I'm down paying for just another node on the world map, unless it directly addresses the ending stinger. This doesn't seem like that.Plus, I crafted so muc...

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Pillars of Eternity keys giveaway CLOSED/ENDED/OVER. on the Pillars of Eternity board

    I could definitely use a key, thanks.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic New Final Fantasy XV Gameplay. on the Final Fantasy XV board

    It looks pretty as all hell. I don't know what to think of the combat though. This looks like a character action game, but maybe that's what the target market wants.

  • Encephalon posted a message in the forum topic Are you getting this game?. on the The Order: 1886 board

    @humanity: The games press has collectively arrived at the conclusion that game length doesn't matter. Whether this reflects the position of the general audience, I have my doubts.