Lydian_Sel's forum posts

#1 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2483 posts) -

@crunchyflies: For somebody who is 'a writer more than a designer and programmer' maybe it would be beneficial playing around in a smaller scale engine with a capsule programming system like Stencyl or GameSalad. While you may not use them for the finished product they're both great in teaching you to think about solving problems like a programmer would, and they're very useful for prototyping.

Using Playmaker in Unity or the visual coding in Game Maker can get you pretty far but I've found that to get the most out of those engines you need to be able to script on some level. Good luck!

#2 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2483 posts) -

The platform of SSD for your OS and core files and then large HDD for everything else is pretty solid. The only thing I will say is don't cheap out on the SSD, they're not incredibly stable or reliable to begin.

#3 Edited by Lydian_Sel (2483 posts) -

Does "Happiness" count?

Couldn't finish that movie.

#4 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2483 posts) -

@kidavenger: I was in the same camp as you, think I had a Siren levelled into the mid-teens, wasn't having any fun playing it solo. I tried some games with random people jumping in but it was only more frustrating since few of them ever spoke, nearly all of them were playing the same class, and most were just interested in the loot. I encountered a recurring scenario in which higher level players would join my game and just haul-ass through the environment to where ever the objective was, triggering every enemy along the way but running straight past them, leaving me to get mobbed by Scags and Bandits while expository audio-logs played out of context overhead. I couldn't figure out why but this seriously happened a lot.

I would advise playing online co-op but only with a group of friends, that's what made the first game so much fun. Sadly, I adopted BL2 far too late after its release and all my friends who owned the game were already long over it and not interested in another expedition into Pandora.

#5 Edited by Lydian_Sel (2483 posts) -

Planet Terror is the most consistent experience, but holy shit the pay-off in Death Proof is incredible.

In a pinch I'd probably give it to Planet Terror but I think I have a little more respect for Death Proof.

#7 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2483 posts) -
  • Transistor
  • XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Gone Home
  • Dishonored (DLC)
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Pokemon X
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
#8 Edited by Lydian_Sel (2483 posts) -

I remember having to make expensive and lengthy calls to Microsoft on multiple occasions to get them disable auto-renewal and remove cards from my account, man what a pain in ass. Sucks to hear that these sort of things are still an issue with the new consoles.

#9 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2483 posts) -

The most annoying thing about the mobile app is that it seems to turn itself on every time a game on my wishlist goes on sale. Since there doesn't seem to be a way to discern whether somebody is using the pc client or the mobile app people start sending me messages and whatnot, the app is kinda slow and clunky so it's a lil bit of a hassle to get in there and shut it all down.

But at the end of the day that's just on me... I barely use the app, I don't think it's all that useful, I've never made a purchase from it, and I should probably just uninstall it.

#10 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2483 posts) -

Could not be happier with this announcement! Johnson's work is immensely enjoyable and I feel really confident in his ability to make a solid Star Wars film, or two.