Sisyphean's forum posts

#1 Posted by Sisyphean (73 posts) -

What a bummer. The seventh season really had me going. Now we've got Vogel, the Quinn-Jamie-Batista triangle, Dex taking on an apprentice....blah blah blah. So many disparate and unenjoyable threads that aren't even being well-executed. Just have Dex kill everyone and bone Deb. Let's get weird. At least it wouldn't be so boring. I hope they can bring this shit together by the end.

#2 Posted by Sisyphean (73 posts) -

Miku's breast milk.

#3 Edited by Sisyphean (73 posts) -

@falserelic: That's cool. I'm happy with difficult puzzles as long as they can be solved with their internal logic. I just don't want to play Jeopardy.

#4 Edited by Sisyphean (73 posts) -

@yummylee said:

@soldierg654342 said:

@sisyphean said:

@falserelic said:

@sisyphean said:

I loved the Resident Evil games, but I never got a chance to play any Silent Hill games. Do the Silent Hill games have the puzzle and item hunting aspects of Resident Evil?

It does more so then Resident Evil, but be warn the puzzles in Silent Hill can be confusing at times. There are puzzles in Silent Hill that will leave you lost. I recommend putting the puzzle difficulty to easy. If you don't want to be annoyed as much...

You mean in the sense that they're not well constructed, or simply difficult?

That depends on how you classify needing to know several Shakespeare plays to solve a riddle.

I assume you're referring to that puzzle with the books in SH3? I wanna say it only asks of any Shakespearean knowledge on the Hard mode setting.

That's the one. True, it only requires that outside knowledge on Hard, but all of the riddles on hard riddle difficulty are ridiculous. Everyone talks about the Shakespeare riddle because it's right at the beginning, but I'd wager the one in the hospital is way harder. On normal they are totally manageable.

The piano riddle in Silent Hill 1 held my game up for days before I caved and went to a walkthough.

Chriiiist. I really dislike the "you need to have knowledge of a really specific outside reference to figure this out" type of puzzle. It might as well be a trivia questionnaire at that point. Are they all like that?

#5 Posted by Sisyphean (73 posts) -

@sisyphean said:

I loved the Resident Evil games, but I never got a chance to play any Silent Hill games. Do the Silent Hill games have the puzzle and item hunting aspects of Resident Evil?

It does more so then Resident Evil, but be warn the puzzles in Silent Hill can be confusing at times. There are puzzles in Silent Hill that will leave you lost. I recommend putting the puzzle difficulty to easy. If you don't want to be annoyed as much...

You mean in the sense that they're not well constructed, or simply difficult?

#6 Posted by Sisyphean (73 posts) -
@yummylee said:

@sisyphean said:

I loved the Resident Evil games, but I never got a chance to play any Silent Hill games. Do the Silent Hill games have the puzzle and item hunting aspects of Resident Evil?

Yeah. In fact that's primarily what's separated the two; Resident Evil tends to favour combat, whereas Silent Hill has often put in its lot in the adventuring side of things, with a lot more puzzle solving and a much greater emphasis on story.

Dope! I'll check them out.

#7 Posted by Sisyphean (73 posts) -

I loved the Resident Evil games, but I never got a chance to play any Silent Hill games. Do the Silent Hill games have the puzzle and item hunting aspects of Resident Evil?

#8 Edited by Sisyphean (73 posts) -

@hockeymask27: I'm not saying he hasn't fucked up or won't fuck up. He's obviously going through some rough shit and it's showing. I don't think that negates the fact that he's always tried to do right by his kid. You can't say that about a lot of fathers.

The first four/five episodes of season seven were some of the best of the series, if not the best. The Deb and Dex interactions were fantastic, Jennifer Carpenter acted her ass off. Then they introduced a new love interest and the entire thing shit the bed.

I'm hoping this season fares better. The first episode was okay and the new doctor lady could be great if used properly. I'm cautiously optimistic.

I was also pretty ambivalent about the love interest, but for me, the Deb and Dex stuff made up for it. Totally agree that Carpenter has really been bringing it.

#9 Posted by Sisyphean (73 posts) -

I enjoyed the episode. I'm not sure how much I'm digging the new profiler lady, especially based on the previews.

@aegon said:

@ben_h said:

@shagge said:

Bench LaGuerta is my new favorite character. A little stone-faced, but she gets the job done.

Same with me. And far less annoying than Maria too.

Not as good looking, but better attitude.

I think I'd rather look at the bench.

Edit: I feel so bad for Harrison. Dexter is a shitty ass father, his son is gonna grow messed up because of this crazy father.

Really? I doubt he'd win any awards, but he seems to actually put effort into being a decent parent as best as he can while dealing with his fucked up side. It might only be me, but when I think of shitty ass fathers, I think about the ones who ignore their families, abuse them, beat them, or worse. Of course, if he can't keep the dark passenger from colliding with his family life, then, yea, that could fuck some things up.

#10 Edited by Sisyphean (73 posts) -

The people who are saying VI and X are pretty much spot on. VI if you want the pre-3D era, and X if you're more interested in the 3D stuff. They're both accessible and have good production. VII, though certainly not a bad game, did not age particularly well. If you can look past the graphics and such, it's probably worth a shot. I found IX to be a bit boring for the first few hours, and I hate the character designs, so I haven't yet gone back to it. XII is a great game but different from the previous games. Whether or not that matters depends on how much of a traditional Final Fantasy experience you want.

My personal favorite is probably VIII, but it is a little unusual. That's partly why it's awesome, though: unusual but fun gameplay mechanics (especially if you're the type who likes to heavily over-power your characters), great atmosphere and art direction, and a weird but engaging story with some good dialogue.