Xymox's forum posts

#1 Posted by Xymox (2088 posts) -

I actually appreciated the meaningless relations. They mirrored exactly how I felt about how the situation was without Lee. I can't say "my Clementine" made much of an effort to get to know anyone. At all. They can never be Lee. And I think this was a wholly intentional design choice by the developers.

I've played a sort of "lonesome survivalist" and didn't really care much about the other characters. For instance Sarah. I told her to grow up and left her to die. That's such a terrible thing to do, and I don't think Lee would have been proud of Clem for doing it, but I did it. I guess that's kind of why I got so attached to Jane, because she ended up being the only relatable character.

But then something happened at the end when the ice cracked and Pete - or whatever the hell his name was, it wasn't as if I actually paid enough attention to care - fell through it. That moment was a sort of awakening. Here was this guy who, unlike a lot of the people in this group, actually seemed all right. So my Clementine started bashing the ice. And bashing it. Until she fell through. And all those ideas about survival at all costs were just... gone.

I was actually super happy about waking up with Kenny and Jane in the car. But then they started fighting, and I couldn't make them stop.

I knew exactly what Jane had done when she entered that building without the baby. I didn't blame her at all. I always believed in Kenny, but I've had this bad gut feeling about him all season.

Ended up with Jane at the end.

I actually can't see myself picking up another episode unless that lets me continue the arc and lets "my Clementine" grow into something that would make Lee proud.

#2 Edited by Xymox (2088 posts) -

If the "new" 3DS would be able to push games to 60 FPS while in 3D, I'd be willing to upgrade, but I'm almost positive that's not gonna happen. I'd also be pleasantly surprised if this thing supported Miibos out of the box and not require you to buy additional hardware for that functionality, when it comes, but that's also probably not gonna happen.

Both handhelds on the market are frustratingly under-powered at the moment so it's good to see the hardware being iterated on, but I have this terrible feeling that the increase in processing power is going to be minimal at best. My doomsday prophecy is that even with the updated CPU, it's still gonna struggle with Xenoblade.

As someone who bought the original non-XL 3DS, I could see the "new" XL being a semi-justified upgrade, especially if the additional processing power doesn't actually impact the battery life, which is one of the reasons to get an XL to begin with.

#3 Posted by Xymox (2088 posts) -

I will turn the graphics down until the framerate is acceptable (constant, solid & 60+) because without a rig that can really carry the visuals, a "pretty" game quickly turns unplayable, and thus unenjoyable, and the gameplay suffers.
I don't know if that answer leans more towards gameplay or graphics.

#4 Posted by Xymox (2088 posts) -

This news has been up for hours and neither the conceptual race of humanoids that mario belongs to, nor T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas, is up in the wiki. It says copyright Nintendo, so this is now cannon.

#5 Posted by Xymox (2088 posts) -

Never would have guessed that today would be the day I would download and install Origin. Looks like they have Peggle for free also.

Thanks for the heads up!

#6 Posted by Xymox (2088 posts) -
  • Told Sarah to grow up, and then left her at the trailer park.
  • Didn't rob Arvo but regretted it, realizing he was full of shit (and letting him go was dumb).
  • I crawled through the ticket booth which I won't be doing again.
  • I'd eat the shit out of a Raccon if I could
  • Held the baby
  • Shot the fuck out of Zombecca.

I don't know. I try to not talk much with any of the other survivors. I traded a few words with Jane and Kenny this episode but that was pretty much it. I didn't mind the sex thing but I did mind how salty Luke got when I didn't support any of his dumb ideas this episode.

Choices don't matter, which is something they really need to fix for season 3. It's like everyone you ever have an option to save just dies later on anyway to make the development of the game easier since they don't have to account for that character being around anymore.

I think at the beginning of the next episode the people who are still alive are probably Clem, Kenny, Luke, Arvo, and the baby. Kenny's probably shot. Could also be Clem with the baby on her own and everyone else dead, and then Jane pops up out of nowhere.

#7 Posted by Xymox (2088 posts) -

I kind of don't get how such a niche thing like the Yogscast could become so huge. Granted, I've not followed them for quite some time, but I remember them as basically two dudes roleplaying in Minecraft. And now they're one of the biggest gaming channels on youtube.

The "we don't have any obligation yet we still do this" mentality is kind of interesting. Probably because they know there would be a huge backlash if they didn't. Which wouldn't be an issue if people didn't treat kickstarter as a store but as charity.

#8 Posted by Xymox (2088 posts) -

@sweep said:

People complaining about Thor being a woman; At one point Thor was a frog. Your argument is invalid.

Hot damn. Comics are the best.

#9 Posted by Xymox (2088 posts) -

This kind of reminds me of that Macintosh(?) island creator (don't remember what it was called)... you'd like tweak different numbers and create a mountain with water around it, could change the color of the sky etc.

I feel I would be more into the whole "is it a game" debate if I had a better philosophical understanding of the question "what is art" but I don't. Mountain is what it is. What ideas and concepts you apply to it does not change what it is. If it's a "game" or "screensaver" those are your own constructions.

But there was a good point raised earlier in the comments. Just because something is announced at a video game conference and released by a video game publisher doesn't necessarily make it a video game. I mean, if Activision announces and releases a lawn mower, it's still a lawn mower.

#10 Edited by Xymox (2088 posts) -

Also confused about the ending. I'll just assume she's Faith (or whoever that was) from the first episode (which meant I had Bigby run after her). It's pretty clear that it's the same person at least.

Kind of worried about the way they ended it. Like, they left some room in there to make a season 2 (I'm referring to the dialogue with Snow) but then they put up a "hey guys buy the comic if you want to continue the story!" after the credits which makes it seem like this was a one shot. I might be fine with that. I mean, it doesn't need to be expanded upon, but I kind of wouldn't mind if it was. They're playing it safe I guess, maybe unsure of the reception and if people want more of this? Or maybe unsure if they can keep the IP/that they have other projects that need doing and not enough people to work on them? I dunno. Reading too much into it I guess.