Karkarov's forum posts

#1 Posted by Karkarov (3386 posts) -

Since the patch everything seems fine. No more audio issues, game runs a little better (turning off the grain and lowering view distance helps a lot), pretty darn enjoyable and a better experience than Dead Island for sure. AMD wise got no idea though...

#2 Posted by Karkarov (3386 posts) -

Yeah not sure why you were saving on your EHD? The Wiiu's internal memory is intended for game saves specifically. It typically only downloads games to the EHD unless you manually went in and forced it to save to the EHD. If your saves aren't on the EHD all you have to do is swap to the new one and redownload your games. In other news where did you even find a 250GB EHD, much less one that actually had it's own power cable? Finding a powered EHD now less than 2TB is hard, finding one less than 1TB is basically impossible.

#3 Posted by Karkarov (3386 posts) -

Nothing wrong with not liking a game most people do. Tons of people love Battlefield and Call of Duty and it would be hard for me to put into words how little I like those games. I would give Mordor more time OP, it really gets good once you get to the first "real" power struggle which is plot based and then the second area opens up. Just remember you still have to dig lots and lots of orc killing to enjoy it, also it is a total pass on last gen systems cause it doesn't have the nemesis system in game. The Nemesis System is what makes this game good, without it then it is just Ass Creed with an even worse story, samier areas, but slightly better combat.

#4 Posted by Karkarov (3386 posts) -

@zombiepie: Thanks for the mention Mr. ZPie! Your switch up on the community spotlight seems to make sense too.

#5 Posted by Karkarov (3386 posts) -

On one hand it is more Dogma. On the other hand they took the game in the wrong direction and listed to the multiplayer whiners. On another hand I am borrowing from someone else it is also getting a PC version. Okay fine I would buy it I admit it, Dragon's Dogma is like crack cocaine for me. Just release it stateside capcom, don't be dumb.

#6 Posted by Karkarov (3386 posts) -

I don't technically "need" to, but I have had my 3ds XL since it launched and the thing has some signs of wear. I just have so many digital games/saves on it transferring could be a major pain in the ass.

#7 Posted by Karkarov (3386 posts) -

@bbalpert said:

There is a thing that says RN or ML, which I guess is "ranged" and "melee"? I suppose I should just try a few different moves with different characters from both rows and see what happens.

Well bear in mind the game itself also says Aigis is best used in the back row and her persona is all physical attacks. Think about it :P. Zen's curse attack which is also a melee move can be used from the back row.

#8 Edited by Karkarov (3386 posts) -

@zamolxes: The picture display will be fine either way. In the case of true SD channels you would see letterboxing (the black bars) on the left and right of the screen but any modern HD TV should be able to have stretch and format options to make the screen fit without bars regardless of the picture format. Anything in 16x9 or other common widescreen formats will look fine whether it is HD or not.

One word of warning. It is sort of weird and may freak you out but to some people SD looks worse on a HD screen than it does on a SD one. The reason being is on a HD screen you can really see all the imperfections from the lower resolution and it can look really blurry. On an old SD TV the pixels were large and created defined hard edges so it sort of compensated to hide that effect. It is very much a personal taste/touch and go thing, some people can see it and it bothers them others cant. I figured I would just throw out the fair warning though.

TV is heinously expensive in the US if you want "everything", the bombcast guys probably have HBO, Showtime, cutting edge dvr's, sports packages, blah blah blah. If all you want is basic cable you could easily get it for like 50-60 bucks if you are okay with only one tv.

#9 Posted by Karkarov (3386 posts) -

All channels are now broadcast in HD in the US. It was a government mandate, that's why his SD channels are in widescreen. The other question is harder to answer and in all honesty as someone who lets say.... is an expert in this particular question... I will advise you thus. Keep the satellite tv.

Why? Few reasons.

  1. Internet TV as you are calling it requires having multiple subscriptions to lots of different services if you REALLY want to get everything a simple high value channel package can from a cable company.
  2. Some things believe it or not, still require subscription to some kind of TV package if you want to watch them online.
  3. Not everything you can get on normal TV is even available on the internet but the same goes in reverse to.
  4. The big dog reason. If you dad can't figure out SD versus HD do you honestly think he is the kind of guy who likes change? Changing his TV is one thing, changing his entire TV access method is a whole new ball game. Even if it would be better for him he probably won't be interested in dealing with the hassle of switching.

Last thing, who is your satellite provider? I bet you good money there are ways he can get his HD for free and you just don't know what they are.

#10 Posted by Karkarov (3386 posts) -

Wow sucks for you guys, there were tons of offers and deals for it if you knew where to look in the US. I got it for 40 plain old US dollars. If you liked Dead Island it is a must buy, and it is worth looking at for everyone. I didn't even like Dead Island and I like this game because it fixes Dead Islands biggest problem, lack of mobility and slow player movement.