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#1 Edited by magimix (55 posts) -

This game just looks ridiculously good... (So glad I nabbed a new PC recently)

#2 Posted by magimix (55 posts) -

@haffy said:

Have the controls changed or something? Feels like the bike drifts backwards a lot more than it did on Xbox. Also weird how long it takes to unlock the phoenix.

I haven't made my mind up yet; if there is a difference between the PC and 360 version in terms of handling characteristics, or physics simulation, it's subtle. Certainly one would expect a slightly different experience with the HD tracks in TE:G versus playing HD on 360, as HD and Evo had slightly different handling characterics anyway, and TE:G is Evo tech.

For sure, maybe it's all just in mind head - but I've been playing a lot of Evo on 360 recently (410 medals and counting), running when through the same tracks in TE:G, things are definitely feeling slightly different in some aspects.

#3 Edited by magimix (55 posts) -

Boooooooo! Thats my whole evening blown :-( Thats what I get for not following the buzz more closely; I'd been looking foward to getting my hands on this game every sicne I watched the QuickLook! That said, I could just get the Steam version (I assume it'll pick up my controller just fine if I plug it in)...

Edit: And yes, agree with the above. Eps 1 and 2 were very different from what I've seen of Ep 3, but they were both excellent games in their own right, I felt. I purchased Ep1 primarily due to the Penny Arcade hook, but I found myself enjoying the actual gameplay a great deal as well.

#4 Posted by magimix (55 posts) -

@CptChiken said:

So I just downloaded Phyconauts because its great and I wanted it on my xbox. But the problem is that I run my xbox through a monitor so I use a VGA cable. When I try to start the game it comes up with an error message which says that VGA doesnt support pal 50 which is required for this game. Now fair enough, I understand that old things wont always work but jesus christ why doesnt microsoft put a disclaimer about this on the games discription?! Ive just wasted 1200 points on something I cant play! Just called their help line to see if they could do anything about it and they say that they cant because they have a general warning somewhere on xblm. What total bullshit. So watch out guys, if you run your xbox through a monitor steer clear of xbox originals. unless theres an easy fix i am missing?

No, I think you are screwed. I got stung by the very same issue with original Halo (which I foolishly bought some time before Halo Anniversary was released).

#5 Posted by magimix (55 posts) -

My first character was One-handed, Shield-using Legendary blacksmith - great fun to play, as I tend to enjoy melee-focused characters in these sorts of RPG. Still, after 70 hours with them I felt like a change, and started what was *going* to be a Light Armour wearing Destruction and Alchemy specialist, but who wound up as a robe-wearing Conjuration and Destruction person; 45 hours or so with them so far, and things are trucking along nicely. Third character, when I get round to it, will be a get some stealth and archery goodness. Being paranoid about save management, I use different storage devices for each character.

#6 Posted by magimix (55 posts) -

I don't feel I've made any *mistakes* per se, but in the spirit of the thread, I certainly live with the consequences of my actions, or lack thereof, as well as whatever crap hits the fan in terms of 'general adventuring'. The game is totally worth it, in that sense. Even if its cost me time and gold in certain fruitless endeavours. (I set all this aside when it comes to glitches, however. If the game glitches out, then a re-load is fair game, so far as I am concerned. That said, I've been pretty lucky in that respect, so have not yet felt like such a step was justifiable)

#7 Posted by magimix (55 posts) -

@Ramone said:

@magimix said:

Yeah, it staggers me that Skyrim doesn't do 'per character' save seperation[1]. Bethesda's open-world RPGs just scream out for that approach. For my part, I've resorted to using seperate storage devices for different characters.

[1] ala a ton of games, as people say, but I'll name-drop Mass Effect 2, since I have 26 characters for that game, which'd be nigh-on impossible to manage without save seperation!

I'm curious, why the hell would you need 26 characters in ME2?

Its not a question of need! ;-) 15 ME1 playthroughs fed into 26 (so far) ME2 playthroughs. That is the long and the short of it. It could plausibly be argued that I like ME2 somewhat.

#8 Posted by magimix (55 posts) -

Yeah, it staggers me that Skyrim doesn't do 'per character' save seperation[1]. Bethesda's open-world RPGs just scream out for that approach. For my part, I've resorted to using seperate storage devices for different characters.

[1] ala a ton of games, as people say, but I'll name-drop Mass Effect 2, since I have 26 characters for that game, which'd be nigh-on impossible to manage without save seperation!

#9 Posted by magimix (55 posts) -

@MonkeyKing1969: Damn straight! My Lydia is sporting some kicking-rad Legendary plate-steel armour, which helps keep her in the fight even when my character is in the 30s. I have good Smithing, and could knock up some better armour for her (Deadric or Dragon, for example), but I think she looks cool in the plate steel.

#10 Posted by magimix (55 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

I started with a Nord warrior, because it's Skyrim.

That was pretty much my logic. That said, Nord is also a 'race' I'd not ever played in Oblivion, so as well as feeling like a good fit for Skyrim, its also a change for me.