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#1 Posted by Rowr (5250 posts) -

@rowr said:

@fattony12000 said:

Pick it up a month or two after it comes out, for cheaper, and after seeing reviews, demos and video for it.

#informed

#buying

#decisions

There is something to playing a game when it's new and fresh and exciting and everyones talking about it. That shouldn't be completely ruled out.

Enjoy Thief then, I guess.

I didn't buy thief.

Because I knew it had the potential to not be great.

Because I was informed.

I'm just saying, I don't think you need to wait two months after a release and read every review just to be sure you won't waste your money on a game you don't like. If the game is great your going to lose out on some of the release hype and discussion that comes with a brand new game. I don't think that's something that should be ruled out as important.

#2 Posted by Rowr (5250 posts) -

@rowr: it's Ubisoft, so it's a pretty safe bet that it's shit.

well whatever. Personal taste is personal taste, but you can at least say from their history that they generally ship games of a certain level of quality. So if that's the thing your worried about, it's probably not worth the trepidation compared to something like thief.

#3 Posted by Rowr (5250 posts) -

Pick it up a month or two after it comes out, for cheaper, and after seeing reviews, demos and video for it.

#informed

#buying

#decisions

There is something to playing a game when it's new and fresh and exciting and everyones talking about it. That shouldn't be completely ruled out.

#4 Posted by Rowr (5250 posts) -

@freakin9 said:

I've never enjoyed a mod. My reaction is more of the... I can't believe there are people out there that spent so much time making this.

@freakin9 said:

I've never enjoyed a mod.

@freakin9 said:

I've never enjoyed a mod.

#5 Edited by Rowr (5250 posts) -

@pillclinton said:

@xyzygy said:

Does anyone know if the game will be using the same style of skill and leveling as Skyrim or as Morrowind? I really hope Morrowind's. Skyrim's skill and leveling systems were one of the two major reasons I cannot stand that game.

From the FAQ:

Q: In Skyrim, there is a really nice perk system with 18 separate skills. In Morrowind there are 27 different skills, with a class and attribute system. How do you plan on reconciling these differences?

A: We will use the Skyrim system as it is found in a vanilla copy of the game. To accomplish this we will simply merge those lost skills with the most applicable Skyrim ones. So items using short blade, long blade, blunt, axe, and spear will all be placed in the one handed and two handed Skyrim weapon categories, medium armors will be placed in the light and heavy armor categories, etc. If you really don't like the Skyrim system, then there are already mods restoring Morrowind attributes available on sites such as the Nexus that could be used in conjunction with Skywind.

NO LEVITATE. NO DEAL.

edit - Actually this looks pretty hot. I think Bethesda would be smart to get behind this. Hopefully it comes out before ES 6.

#6 Posted by Rowr (5250 posts) -

I kind of got burned recently by an unfortunate pre-order of Thief on PC, and I'm a bit apprehensive about pre-ordering Watch_Dogs, especially considering the somewhat rocky path it's taken lately. Still looks cool as hell to me, but then again, so did Thief. Does anybody know if the reviews for this will release prior to or after the release date?

I'd say If you are interested in this sort of game your odds are much better for this than thief - which from early reports was always a gamble. If anything the longer development time has improved this game.

For the things ubisoft tends to fuck up, they still have a pretty high standard on their game releases - especially one with as much riding on it as this. I assume it was delayed mostly to avoid being unfavourably compared or overshadowed by GTA 5.

Correct me if i'm wrong but whether reviews go up a few days earlier than release tends to be tied into whether the score is above a certain amount. I mean they don't want to kill a release if it reviews poorly before store date. Seems to me that's why you tend to see metacritic averages start high and then drop as much as 20 points over a week of release.

#7 Posted by Rowr (5250 posts) -

Def will check this out at some point, cheers for the heads up.

Didn't realise this game had any sort of mod community/support.

#8 Posted by Rowr (5250 posts) -

Looks interesting at least. I'm not completely buying the randomness they are selling with the whole hierarchy of orcs etc - at least in the way they are showing it off. I just don't see with the production values how it can stray from being either linear or repetitive too a degree. That's just based on a trailer so who knows.

The idea is cool though, so props for them for doing something interesting and different in an AAA title.

#9 Edited by Rowr (5250 posts) -

@greggd said:
@rowr said:

I listened to a fair bit of comedy stations while touring the USA, and a lot of stand up seems to be super focused on sex, drugs, fart jokes and race to the point it gets tiring to listen to very quickly - most of it has no comedic value and is just the novelty of someone talking dirt.

Then whatever you were listening to is not even a quarter of the good comedians in our country. If it was FM radio, well that's your problem, honestly. Sirius XM is the only way to go if you want good comedy shows.

It was Sirius, with the four or five different stations.

My issue is probably more to do with a lot of American stand up being junk.

Don't get me wrong, about 25 percent of the comedians on there are decent. The rest is someone talking about dirty sex like it's some sort of huge novelty, or screaming at the audience about feces. I wish I was exaggerating.

Don't get me wrong, i'll chuckle at the occasional fart joke. But repeating it over and over again as the central plot of your act is tiring and lazy.

#10 Posted by Rowr (5250 posts) -

The post new console release drought is upon us. It sucks for sure.

It seems to me though now more than ever there is always a stream of interesting little titles coming out here and there that keep things interesting, if you have steam ofc.