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#1 Posted by l4wd0g (2053 posts) -

My friends all play on different system so if it's a multiplayer game like Evolve or CoD I end up with 2 or 3 copies. Which is fine, but man it gets expensive and different levels/unlocks on different systems is infuriating.

#2 Edited by l4wd0g (2053 posts) -

I would have hoped it was Azrael; but let's be honest, it's probably the joker. It's interesting Troy Baker played two-face (and several other characters) in the Rocksteady games (including Arkham Knight) but he played the Joker in Splash Damage's Origins. In the new 52 the Joker has his face cut off and (to me) it looks like this

but it's probably the scarecrow?

#3 Posted by l4wd0g (2053 posts) -


I have great respect for people who play as the trapper. I having a good trapper is paramount to winning (that and a good medic). In my games, only a few people have used Daisy as compass usually they are just following directly behind her (i've also seen Daisy glitch and just stand there which is pretty funny). Daisy reviving other players is pretty huge. I was playing as Bucket I was was taken down, Daisy revived me and Bucket said something like, "Thanks Daisy. Wait a second, how did you do that."

I like Abe's Statis Grenades he's really helpful in a Nest mission if he can trap the monster alone while the rest of the team kills the eggs. Well placed grenades on ledges can control where the battle is fought.

I'm not a fan of Griffin. His harpoon gun seems like the most direct/accurate way to leash the monster, but I just don't like playing as him. Then again I try not to play as a trapper in multiplayer.

I'm just glad the wraith decoy flashes white when you shoot it now. In the beta it didn't and it was infuriating. The game feels really good balance wise. When it first launched it was really one sided because someone didn't know what they were doing. I do remember playing right after the launch and feeling dread seeing the Kraken as that player probably had a good idea of how to play the monster...

#4 Posted by l4wd0g (2053 posts) -

The wraith is a glass cannon. Goliath has my vote.

#5 Posted by l4wd0g (2053 posts) -


I like it a lot! The balance of power is really interesting in that the hunters don’t gain power (with the exception of boast) throughout the match but the monster is increasing (or at least should be) their strength. So if you engage the monster and damage their health by the time it hits level 3 you’re pretty much doomed (at least I haven’t been able to win). However, if you engage the monster at level 1, you can win pretty easily (team dependent).

That brings me to my one frustration of the game: the trapper. You have Griffin who is great at finding the monster but is very limited in the control of the monster; Abe who is great at controlling the monster, but suffers when trying to find it; finally Maggie who is OK at both. The issue I have is that you start with Maggie who (new players) just follows Daisy. You’re not really learning the trapper class at that point. You don’t know to search for corpses or broken trees when you just follow the dog; when you unlock Abe, you’re going to be a detriment to your team. You only have so long until that monster hits level 3 and is a real pain to kill.

People talk about the wraith being over powered… level 3 is a nightmare (again they all are).

So, are you free this Saturday evening to play? I just got back from an unplanned trip and I really want to play with the Giant Bomb Community.

#6 Posted by l4wd0g (2053 posts) -

It was good. The really tradigty was that Orson Wells' last roll was Unicron in The Transformers: The Movie, a movie designed to sell new toys...

in a totally unrelated note, Jimmy Stewart's last role was Wylie Burp in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West.

#7 Posted by l4wd0g (2053 posts) -

@spiritbomb: The problem is that if you look at Venn Diagram, men and women share a lot of the same traits. Yes, some are perceived as more masculine and some are more feminine, but people are individuals, and treated as such. To quote Anita Sarkeesian's “I’LL MAKE A MAN OUT OF YOU1”: STRONG WOMEN IN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY TELEVISION, "While a truly transformative and feminist character may not completely transcend the categories of gendered stereotypes, it’s crucial to look closely at what traits help promote a better world with social justice values free of racism, sexism, classism, homophobia and abilism." She then goes on to make these charts of characteristics

It's her ideal female character, but she doesn't speak for all women. The second is that masculine and feminine are don't equate to men=masculine and women=feminine .You can have feminine males and masculine women.

So what do you think of this chart? Is a nurturing man, like a father figure a positive or negative portrayal of a man? Is a stay-at-home mom sexist or a poor female character? How do these traits change from region to region? Those charts are very ethnocentric..

It kind of comes down to Assassin's Creed Unity's lack of playable female characters. Is a palate swap (read just physical changes) a good representation of a woman? fuck no, they should be written differently; But then they are blasted for not having playable female representation. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't.

#8 Posted by l4wd0g (2053 posts) -

@jesushammer: I guess the question is, is Bayonetta there to titillate teens or does she use her sexuality to humiliate her enemies? Since she was created by Mari Shimazaki (a woman) I lean the latter. Then again, I'm one of those egalitarian assholes who is "ruining the Internet."

#9 Posted by l4wd0g (2053 posts) -

It's a game; I would hope that the best experience is playing it. If it's better watched, why not try a different medium?

#10 Posted by l4wd0g (2053 posts) -

@mb: Is the 980 DirectX 12 ready?

the 120 gig SSD is going to be a bit small for games; consider the average (AAA) game is between 30-50 gigs you'll be hurting for space quickly.