Herocide's forum posts

#1 Posted by Herocide (443 posts) -

I preordered my GTX 970 (upgrading from a GTX 560) for some stuff coming out soon. I dodged a bullet as I was considering a 770 but held off to see if it would go on sale, then the new line came out. I'm getting my card in preparation for a monitor upgrade and games like Metal Gear Solid V, The Witcher 2/3, Tomb Raider, Battlefield 4, Final Fantasy XIV and whatever else. Some of those I can already play but I want it all maxed out at 60 fps.

#2 Edited by Herocide (443 posts) -

I use Reddit to keep track of subreddits that I subscribe to because they're relevant to my interests. Nearly all of these subreddits have board rules that ban quickmeme images and actually post useful information or entertaining content such as news of a new Smash Bros tournament, some well-painted warhammer miniatures or a programming exploit, etc. If you browse r/all then yeah it's full of crap, but if you like a particular topic that interests you, you can just stick to those boards and they tend to be pretty good.

Basically it's like video game forums; ignore the Console Wars board and you can find cool stuff you like.

#3 Posted by Herocide (443 posts) -

@ll_Exile_ll said:

@Slag said:

you know what I think I am going to do that after Dark Souls.

Does anyone know if the GC version has all the same content as the Wii version?

I'd really rather play my unopened GC version, than mess with that Wiimote again. But if the Wii version has xtra dungeons or whatever its probably worth doing.

The Gamecube version is the best version of that game without a doubt. The Wii version is nothing more than a port, and not a very good one. The motion controls amount to waggle and aiming, and the entire game was a mirror image so they could make Link right handed without actually altering the in game model. That game was always going to be a Gamecube game, they were just forced to port it to the Wii due to it's constant delays. So, what I'm getting at is the only real differences in the Wii version are negatives. The only aspect of the Wii version that is better is the fact that it is widescreen and the GC version is not.

Yeah, I think this game really deserves more credit than it gets. It seems that everyone I've talked to that didn't like/got bored of this game had only played the Wii version. I played the Gamecube version and tried the Wii version and found the GC version superior in nearly every way (except for no widescreen support); Link's left-handed like he aught to be and there were proper video game controls instead of dumb waggle and thus felt incredibly less gimmicky. Whenever my friends ask if they should play this game I always say yes, but I have to throw in the "don't play the Wii version" disclaimer.

#4 Posted by Herocide (443 posts) -

Smash Bros.

#5 Posted by Herocide (443 posts) -

I thought the 7 in 24/7 meant 7 days, not a weekend.

#6 Posted by Herocide (443 posts) -

@Snail said:

How do you know there are no guides on Giant Bomb about combat in Arkham City? If you know a way to browse guides on this website then please tell me. You should still make that guide in any case, as you're evidently quite experienced at fighting baddies in Batman: AC.

The fact that you're asking that question means that there's sometime wrong with guides here. Regardless, in order to find a guide on a game, you have to go to the game's page and choose Guides from the list on the left (Overview, Reviews, etc). Arkham City has no guide on GB right now.

#7 Posted by Herocide (443 posts) -

@Zidd said:

You can also buy a game genie and remove the tabs from that if you don't want to mess around with taking the SNES apart and/or sticking cutting tools inside of it to get the snes to play japanese games.

That's a very clever idea.

#8 Edited by Herocide (443 posts) -

@Slag said:

@Herocide said:

@Slag said:

@fallen_rock2 said:

Also is it the kind of game you can just work your way through, or is it like some of the JRPG's where you can kneecap yourself by missing an item early on that you can't go back for, making the end game extremely hard?

Yeah you can, it's not really like JRPGs much. There is as far as I know no true missables.

You can actually complete the game without the cape, ice rod or magic bag I'm pretty sure. They're only really used for side-things that aren't important to the main game.

hunh well then I stand corrected. I think I got all three in my old playthrough.

Although they aren't really missable in the sense that you never reach a point where you can't go back and get them right?

either way as you pointed out those items aren't essential and it doesn't affect OP's ability to beat the game. Which is what I think he really wanted to know.

Yeah you can always go back and get them, but you can complete the game without them. You're also right; it doesn't really apply to the OP's point, the game does not have any difficult hurdles that would need to be jumped if you didn't get these items (though I think there's a place or two where you'd really benefit from the cape due to spiked floors or something).

#9 Posted by Herocide (443 posts) -

@Slag said:

@fallen_rock2 said:

Also is it the kind of game you can just work your way through, or is it like some of the JRPG's where you can kneecap yourself by missing an item early on that you can't go back for, making the end game extremely hard?

Yeah you can, it's not really like JRPGs much. There is as far as I know no true missables.

You can actually complete the game without the cape, ice rod or magic bag I'm pretty sure. They're only really used for side-things that aren't important to the main game.

#10 Posted by Herocide (443 posts) -

@boocreepyfootdoctor said:

Wow, instead of paying $28 at Walmart on Black Friday for every single one of those games, you can get a $54, never trade-able, non refundable glorified torrented copy!

Some of us don't live in the United States.