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#1 Edited by frytup (591 posts) -

@squidc00kie said:

I never had a pc growing up and trying to get planescape torment running on modern pc's well has been more work than it seems to be worth, but I'm really excited for this, especially after watching the story trailer.

Buy the GOG version and install. Not much to it. For bonus points you could install the widescreen mod and UI mod, but that's not really required.

I backed Tides of Numenera, but the switch to turn-based and some of the console-friendly UI changes they've made have dampened my enthusiasm a bit. We'll see. If the writing turns out great, all will be forgiven.

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#2 Posted by frytup (591 posts) -

Quite a few of the reviews say good things about the story, which is enough for me to give it a try. Finding good SciFi writing in vidyagames is a rare thing.

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#3 Posted by frytup (591 posts) -

Loved the first game. Backed this on day one.

I have no trouble at all with the idea of a relatively successful and financially stable studio continuing to use crowd funding. It helps improve the end product and ensures they can continue making games that cater to a niche audience. It can also be a very effective marketing tool.

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#5 Edited by frytup (591 posts) -

Same here. Enjoy...

Invisible Inc.: 32YIY-KW0NH-L58KK

Super Meat Boy: 27D5N-MB5MZ-0YAML

World of Goo: 2994G-PV584-X9AV3

Superbrothers - Sword & Sworcery: 2BY3X-DQGC9-709NE

The Swapper: N77ZJ-MGZQA-DM9AE

The Stanley Parable: 25273-NZLZC-FGIX7

Guacamelee! Gold Edition: 7LVZH-N24NF-8F223

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#6 Posted by frytup (591 posts) -

Amazon USA has this listed as "shipping in 1-2 months". Wha??

Guess they didn't anticipate demand very well.

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#7 Posted by frytup (591 posts) -

Plot is meh, but action is great.

I was thinking about why the fight choreography looks so good, and I think it comes down to conservation of movement. We're overloaded with exaggerated martial arts fighting in movies these days with characters hopping around like squirrels on crack. In a real fight, big exaggerated movement wastes energy and isn't likely to be successful since it's easy to see coming. Keanu's fighting in John Wick is simple, direct, and each blow (or shot) is designed to disable as quickly as possible. Of course it's still unrealistic, but it manages to look more real than most movie fighting.

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#8 Posted by frytup (591 posts) -

If ME4 and Horizon review well, I'll get them. Mostly I'm looking forward to Torment (already bought it) and South Park. Presumably that will come out in Feb or March.

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#9 Posted by frytup (591 posts) -

First was the Atari 2600 mid-80s re-release (aka the "2600 Jr.") I got as a gift as a young kid. After that I went to Amiga, then PC. Didn't own another console until the first Xbox.

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#10 Posted by frytup (591 posts) -

I'm no Patriots fan, but you have to respect an organization that's managed to stay highly competitive for 15+ straight years in the era of salary caps. Well done to them.