YoungFrey's forum posts

#1 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

These days, I avoid as much games marketing as I possibly can. Because I've learned that hype just serves to get me to miss buy things. If a great game comes out, and I've never heard of it, chances are that I will once it comes out. I will then play it. Will the kind of game that gets hype ever: come out, be amazing, and I won't hear about it? No, that never happens (I obviously can't prove this). The games that might slip through anyone's radar are precisely the ones that don't get hyped, small team, foreign, niche (like if an amazing game for the unsighted came out).

I still pay attention to what games are coming up, but if it's not playable (either a demo or for sale) I don't bother. Even if it's a company with a solid track record for me. New Half Life 3 trailer, I wouldn't bother. Either it's good or not, but it doesn't matter until after I can play it, at which point reviews will exist.

#2 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

Still might be fun. That's the part I care about.

#3 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

I don't mind their existence, but I wish Steam would abandon the pretense that it's for Trading. They are a commodity, and the marketplace needs to stop acting like anyone cares who they are buying and selling to. Buying a Sale card is a nightmare. any card posted on the first page of results is sold before you can try for it. Just let people say what they would pay for X numbers of cards, and let the marketplace act on that.

I am a fan of the dumb chat emoticons you can get from the system. Like the poop from The Binding of Isaac.

#4 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

Krull - A veteran punching bag of nerd-dom for 30 years. I think time has been pretty kind to this film. Being pre-digital, the effects mostly hold up well. The film is a blend of sci-fi and fantasy, with swords going up against aliens with lasers. There is some genuinely cool set design in places. The pacing could use a lot of work, and the plot is very by-the-numbers, and a few of the special effects are now terrible. But it's a kind of film that is unlikely to ever get made again, so it's worth a watch if you can handle some datedness.


#5 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

In the past, I've bought way too many on release day. Now I usually don't unless it's a multiplayer focused game because those have a pretty short window of playability (the ones I play at least). At least with $60 games, with cheap indie games things can be more flexibile.

#6 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

I hate using the keyboard to move so much, that I use a controller. Even for FPSes. I know how much the lack of a mouse hurts turning and aim. That is how much better I think an analog stick is for movement. So if I can, I use Joy2Key to map a controller onto Mouse+Keyboard. Plus I have a mouse with many buttons which lets me offload more of functions I might need.

#7 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

I want too, but the game just takes too long to load for a daily cahllenge. While Spelunky is a clearly superior game, Rogue Legacy had me playing in 5 seconds on my machine.

#8 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

@jakeh said:

Hope Pawns got a buff

They did. Rather the different armies favor different playstyles. One of them (Nemesis) favors pawns.

@nux said:

Queens were WAY to OP. Hopefully they finally nerfed them.

Kinda. But there is an army (Reaper) where Queens can teleport. If you have an opponent who wants to lean on the queen, they can do so with a vengeance in Chess 2: The Sequel.

#9 Edited by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

To steal a gag. "Chess 2: The 2nd Chess game"

#10 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

30%. The delivery charge is not given to the driver. It's a very dangerous job (25% of their deaths are robberies and assaults) that pays practically nothing when you factor in gas and car maintenance.