Mnemoidian's forum posts

#1 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

@The_Nubster: It's not "locked" behind any "walls". If you pre-order, you get it. If you don't, you can buy it for $10.

This is the right way to do pre-order bonuses. (Note: I'm not saying that I think pre-order bonuses are a good thing.)

#2 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -
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#4 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Not buying another Xbox anyway. The 360 had a very strong first few years and now it's incredibly weak. The only reason people will stick with it is because that's what all their friends have.

Unlike the PS3?

Last time around, I got a PS3 near launch and later picked up an Xbox (about 2 years ago?). I've been considering going the other way this time around, seeing how disappointed I've been with Sony recently. Then again, they're both pretty terrible.

That is, of course, assuming that PC releases dry up again as the new consoles are released.

#5 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

Yeah, this probably doesn't mean what you think it does. And just like when Valve said it, people are overreacting.

Because, as it turns out, Portal 2 was a terrible game because of multiplayer, amirite?

Partly, it's still a trend to be worried about, because the most these multiplayer efforts tend to detract from the focused experience we tend to be interested in, by taking development effort away from it. Dead Space 2 seems to be a good example of this - which, while interesting, did not hold interest very long.

On the other hand, if this means more, and better implemented co-op games, then I am all for it. Gaming is a lot more fun when you can share it.

#6 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

4-6 hours, weekdays.

I can typically fall asleep within 5 min of trying...almost whenever. My lack of sleep is more a case of having too many ideas and things to do, staying up late to maximize time, then needing to get up early to go to work.

Undisturbed, I can easily sleep 9-10 hours straight on weekends... though it's getting rare getting even that time.

#7 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

From what I can remember, Portable Ops doesn't have a whole lot of story, but if you have a PSP/PSV, why not play it? I thought it was pretty good... only stopped because my PSP stopped working, and I wasn't getting another one.

@Sanj: Peace Walker is essential. The game was called "Metal Gear Solid 5", and there is marketing material that said so. It's a pretty good story too, if Metal Gear stories is your thing.

#8 Edited by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

When I saw Torchlight was being released the same day as Borderlands 2, I laughed. Feels like an awfully poor decision, but I guess they need to get it out stat before Summer ends.

I'll be playing Borderlands 2, and... if it's anything near as good as I'm hoping, I'll be playing that for quite some time to come :)

Maybe Torchlight 2 later.

#9 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

Yep. I'm ready for more Metal Gear.

As much as I want to see what else Kojima could do (like ZoE, other stuff), I'm really excited for more Metal Gear.

#10 Edited by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

@Seppli: Sounds about as much of a Hotbar system as Tabula Rasa and The Secret World, really (which both had/has active dodging).

If I don't get it, it's because the game is unable to show it.

As for not being static, not sure what you mean - but it sounds a lot like what I saw in/heard about Rift.

Like I said, I'm not trying to deny you the enjoyment of the game - I'm happy that there are people enjoying it! And it is a polished game... but outside of PvP, which I can't speak about, as I don't care: it's just another MMO.

If anything, I envy your naïve enjoyment - but it's hard to muster, having played many of the major MMOs of the last 16 years :P