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#1 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

Between Load our Last Souls, Patrick Klepek's Youtube playthrough and EpicNameBro's quality output, I've ingested a lot of Dark Souls over the last year or so. That said, I've only played maybe 6 hours or so of the game itself. The reward of discovery and exploration has in part been ruined by all the videos I've watched.

With the release of Dark Souls 2 I'm really tempted to just jump right into DS2. I've grokked the mechanics and have a deep fascination with the series' lore, but I am still a very bad Dark Souls player.

Rumours are coming out that DS2 is going to be way harder than the first game, so my lack of mastery of the DS1 has me a little scared, though the promise of going into a Souls game without having its world spoiled for me from the outset is really tempting.

Is anyone else jumping right into DS2 without having beaten DS1?

#2 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

Here is a pic of the error: https://twitter.com/RainVillain/status/379437171897548800/photo/1

Been trying for the last hour to play some Diablo 3 with my friend. We are both connected to PSN. We are both in the same region. Our network Options are set to Friends Only. When we do Quick Match we can each find existing games, so we know joining any match isn't inherently broken.

The official Blizzard forums send you to this page:https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/diablo-iii-console-connection-troubleshooting

..and state ''Playstation 3 players will need to double check your router or modem's settings to ensure that the appropriate ports are being forwarded, and that any other network settings that would restrict your console's connectivity are disabled. For more information on this, please see the support information for your specific router or modem.''

...which is kind of vague, not to mention I am no good with routers. I find it ridiculous that Diablo would require me to rejigger with my router settings to play with friends and yet this isn't a problem with ANY other PS3 game. Surely, this is an error at their end that they can patch?

Has anyone else come across this problem and have found a solution?

#3 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

Here is a pic of the error: https://twitter.com/RainVillain/status/379437171897548800/photo/1

Been trying for the last hour to play some Diablo 3 with my friend. We are both connected to PSN. We are both in the same region. Our network Options are set to Friends Only. When we do Quick Match we can each find existing games, so we know joining any match isn't inherently broken.

The official Blizzard forums send you to this page:https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/diablo-iii-console-connection-troubleshooting

..and state ''Playstation 3 players will need to double check your router or modem's settings to ensure that the appropriate ports are being forwarded, and that any other network settings that would restrict your console's connectivity are disabled. For more information on this, please see the support information for your specific router or modem.''

...which is kind of vague, not to mention I am no good with routers. I find it ridiculous that Diablo would require me to rejigger with my router settings to play with friends and yet this isn't a problem with ANY other PS3 game. Surely, this is an error at their end that they can patch?

Has anyone else come across this problem and have found a solution?

#4 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

@oldenglishc: hey! unfortunately I can't find any info on that game? What's the full title? :)

#5 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

@beefygrandmole: good call! EDF 2025 isn't out til 2014 so I guess I could get the Vita version.

#6 Edited by RainVillain (480 posts) -

I went to see Pacific Rim last night and while I didn't love every minute of it, it really inspired me to play more games with big robots, ideally fighting against supernatural forces, though robot on robot violence is okay too.

Hawken looks the be-all end all beast, but I have a dreadful little laptop that can't run most games, so I'm mostly looking at console and handheld games. I have a PS3, Wii U, 3DS & Vita.

So far, the only games I have in mind are:

The Front Mission series. Certainly the old DS, PS1 and PS2 games. (Evolved looked like poo last time I checked but I might give it a second chance now..)

Armored Core -- I only played a brief amount of For Answer and was overwhelmed and disliked it. I would definitely give it another chance though. Also, I think there's been a more recent AC game since For Answer. [Edit: ok, yeah, Armored Core V came out and it looks pretty good!]

MS Gundam Extreme VS -- a Japan-only fighting game that looks really good! I prefer a game with some RPG mechanics and storytelling, over a deathmatch-athon, but I've heard good things about this game..

R.A.D Robot Alchemic Drive -- this crazy PS2 game that I used to love back in the day. I wonder if it holds up..

Zone of the Enders -- as a big MGS fan, I've oddly enough never played these games. Something about the level design felt too compartmentalized and rigid, but I could be mis-remembering the demo I played back in the day..

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 -- I've always found the DW series very repetitive so I'm hesitant to play this game. I worry that the slow, crawling feel of a massive mech gets lost in a hack in slash.. [Edit: ok I watched bits of the Quick Look for this and I think this looks really cool actually!]

That's about all I can think of. Any other suggestions?

#7 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -
@maajin said:

I may be really ignorant about all of this. But it all just seems really silly to me.

The most contact I've had with a transgender person was Carolyn Petit from Gamespot. And that is to say: I've never had real contact with a transgender person, but I listen to her almost every week on their podcast and follow her on twitter. I really respect her as a journalist and would have no problem at all treating her as a woman. But it is really stupid to me if she'd get offended to know that, in the back of my mind, I'd be knowing she wasn't born that way.

This is not by any means a perfect analogy, but a bald person is in their right to try and fight to be treated as if they had hair, if they want to. And if they do that long enough, they are likely to get treated that way by most of their peers. Should they be offended that people know that they are actually bald? Should people who think "if you don't have hair, you're bald" be treated as monsters?

I'm REALLY open to discussion about this, because as I said, I don't have much life experience on the subject. But it does seem silly.

Hi!

I'm not about to put words in Carolyn's mouth, but I highly doubt she would be offended if you knew that she was "born"/raised as a man. I don't think that is the issue. The issue seems to be about people who seem to reject the idea that one can change what they define themselves as. Carolyn considers herself a woman. She would probably be hurt if you didn't think of her as one either. What she was raised as is irrelevant to the issue.

#8 Edited by RainVillain (480 posts) -

I'm REALLY looking forward to playing FFXIV. I'm on PS3 so I don't have access to the beta (or at least yet) so I'm having to bide my time til late August. Right now I'm installing FFXI, which is the one FF I've yet to play. I'd always heard mixed stuff about it but since I've never played an MMO, I thought I should familiarize myself with the genre a bit before jumping into FFXI.

I'm also playing Animal Crossing on my 3DS, and am eagerly awaiting The Last of Us. Elsewhere, SMTIV should also keep me busy during the last stretch of the wait til XIV.

What about y'all?

#9 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

I have a lot of respect for what they've done, especially in light of the news popping up surrounding 4A's budget and working conditions. I'd heard the PS3 version was buggy but so far it is perfectly smooth, with well-timed loading screens. Honestly, I feel bad for not enjoying it because I think their consistency of atmosphere is really impressive.

But man, I couldn't care less! It's all too drab. The environments are doing nothing for me. Yes, I realize they are supposed to be ugly, but still.

Anyways, just felt like venting a bit. Big ups to the hard workers at 4A, who have made a very tight, solid game. I just happen to not be a big fan of shooters, nor do I find the setting inspiring.

Shooter fans should definitely give it a shot. Seems super competent!

#10 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

Ultimate Songbird, assuming it's findable in stores!