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Forum: News Comments October 16th, 2014, 08:12
Replies: 27
Views: 418
Posted By Gaxkang
We sort of had that with the Mako in ME1, but…

We sort of had that with the Mako in ME1, but apparently most people hated its driving physics and lack of things to find, so instead of filling out the planets a bit more, they scrapped the feature…
Forum: News Comments October 15th, 2014, 17:11
Replies: 49
Views: 1,240
Posted By Gaxkang
No because EA is like an everlasting fountain of…

No because EA is like an everlasting fountain of fail, and the amusement I get from watching their quarterly balls up is often better than many games in that quarter. LONG LIVE EA, long may they…
Forum: Tech Help October 9th, 2014, 15:27
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By Gaxkang
Alas Clevo (Sager etc) seems to have lost its…

Alas Clevo (Sager etc) seems to have lost its crown on cooling. Most copper heat sinks are warped out of the factory and you need to mill them flat if you want anything under 80'C. Also on the…
Forum: News Comments October 6th, 2014, 10:28
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By Gaxkang
I think one reason is that they used to serve a…

I think one reason is that they used to serve a fanatical and mobilized niche market and now they serve a mass market. If you were one of those loyal niche customer who gets no enjoyment out of mass…
Forum: News Comments September 6th, 2014, 12:32
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By Gaxkang
Zevran's dialog is (imho) just buddy friendly all…

Zevran's dialog is (imho) just buddy friendly all the way up to a sudden … proposition. Then you can't back out of the conversation without taking a big -10 hit to approval (difficult to rebuild…
Forum: News Comments August 28th, 2014, 07:36
Replies: 27
Views: 648
Posted By Gaxkang
I too would not believe EA if they said 2+2=4….

I too would not believe EA if they said 2+2=4. They specifically said you did not need MP in ME3 to get the "best" (lol!!) ending, but you did, until they patched it out. There was a thread of about…
Forum: Tech Help August 11th, 2014, 21:04
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Gaxkang
The article also shows that the games side of…

The article also shows that the games side of forbes doesn't talk much with the finance side.

They say that an early loss is to be expected because of front loaded R&D and launch marketing…
Forum: Politics, Religion & other Controversies August 8th, 2014, 08:25
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By Gaxkang
Buy shares in companies making blankets and…

Buy shares in companies making blankets and thermal underwear. When Putin goes into Latvia or Estonia to rid those places of fascists, the resulting gas export ban to Europe will net you a fortune!
Forum: General RPG July 19th, 2014, 11:39
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By Gaxkang
Random loot - the only way. You may know the…

Random loot - the only way. You may know the level layout, but this time you might just get that unique item that makes you OP for a fair while.

Hand placed loot limits replayability unless there…
Forum: News Comments July 14th, 2014, 17:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By Gaxkang
It's worth remembering that breach of EULA by eg…

It's worth remembering that breach of EULA by eg reverse engineering = EA sues for damages in civil law. It must say what damage it suffered, prove that a person did the reverse engineering rather…
Forum: News Comments July 13th, 2014, 23:29
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By Gaxkang
That would mean sales of 10m (with dev getting…

That would mean sales of 10m (with dev getting about 1/3 of RRP on average). Can't picture that unless you have a source other than VGChartz obfuscation/guesswork. Hopefully you aren't confusing…
Forum: News Comments June 19th, 2014, 10:08
Replies: 80
Views: 3,285
Posted By Gaxkang
I think you're seriously missing out JDR13. This…

I think you're seriously missing out JDR13. This is a great piece of old school goodness with exactly the right measure of modern 'streamlining'. I encountered one or two extremely minor bugs, but…
Forum: News Comments June 18th, 2014, 08:11
Replies: 32
Views: 996
Posted By Gaxkang
Yeah, the thing about features checklists is they…

Yeah, the thing about features checklists is they don't ever tell you if a game has personality or is simply fun (and sadly nor do reviews…).

Everything BioWare has made since 2010 has been for…
Forum: News Comments June 14th, 2014, 20:00
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By Gaxkang
So if you played TW2 none of this is new. 1)…

So if you played TW2 none of this is new.

1) core gameplay mechanics actiony and not especially inspiring
2) fine story
3) super awesome visuals that you'll only be able to see on your 2018…
Forum: News Comments June 13th, 2014, 16:28
Replies: 26
Views: 1,262
Posted By Gaxkang
+1 for Might & Magic X. Don't worry about the…

+1 for Might & Magic X. Don't worry about the grid - after 10 minutes it will seem no less odd than magic or merchants with endless cash.
Forum: News Comments June 10th, 2014, 08:22
Replies: 41
Views: 1,527
Posted By Gaxkang
You seriously think better tech makes a better…

You seriously think better tech makes a better game? BioWare now have a track record of making awful games from an RPG perspective (some forgettably okay ones in the cinematic action genre), so I…
Forum: News Comments June 7th, 2014, 17:29
Replies: 41
Views: 1,527
Posted By Gaxkang
Is that supposed to be Sandal in drag?

Is that supposed to be Sandal in drag?
Forum: General Non-RPG May 31st, 2014, 08:52
Replies: 51
Views: 2,234
Posted By Gaxkang
Sacred 2 - the worst arpg for enemy level scaling…

Sacred 2 - the worst arpg for enemy level scaling in mid combat and unimaginative quest design combined with baby-first compass to each enemy you had to kill. (I liked Sacred 1 a lot despite bugs -…
Forum: News Comments May 3rd, 2014, 11:23
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Gaxkang
Yes indeed not everyone who cares for RPGs feels…

Yes indeed not everyone who cares for RPGs feels strongly about a major developer taking big steps down action-cinematic lane, just like say, not every pet owner is passionately anti vivisection. But…
Forum: News Comments May 3rd, 2014, 11:04
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Gaxkang
There are two ways to do an RPG. 1) Keep the…

There are two ways to do an RPG. 1) Keep the player "on rails" and feed him lots of 'wow-awesome' and story at the speed, pace and script you want, fewer but far deeper NPCs (this does not preclude…
Forum: News Comments May 3rd, 2014, 07:52
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Gaxkang
Couch, this is an RPG site. It is likely to be…

Couch, this is an RPG site. It is likely to be frequented by people who like RPGs. Surely you can see how people can be upset when one of the last of the big RPG giants finally sells its soul to the…
Forum: General RPG May 2nd, 2014, 17:45
Replies: 5,078
Sticky: Pricewatch!
Views: 283,176
Posted By Gaxkang
The restored content mod is an absolute must, and…

The restored content mod is an absolute must, and I'm normally the sort of person that sticks to vanilla. For starters all the broken bits are fixed so no more googling 'Onderon bugs' when you land…
Forum: General RPG May 2nd, 2014, 11:58
Replies: 5,078
Sticky: Pricewatch!
Views: 283,176
Posted By Gaxkang
Mods work fine with Steam, though not always with…

Mods work fine with Steam, though not always with the restored content mod for 2. KOTOR 1 has a tiny bit of restored content worth getting, but the other mods are nothing much unless the status…
Forum: General RPG April 28th, 2014, 18:07
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By Gaxkang
Great thread! Sid Meier's Pirates! -…

Great thread!

Sid Meier's Pirates! - Sandbox'y collection of mini games that kept me good for years. There was I time I felt it was like chess or poker - a game that never stops being…
Forum: News Comments April 15th, 2014, 15:24
Replies: 65
Views: 2,963
Posted By Gaxkang
Great review - this game really takes the best of…

Great review - this game really takes the best of old school and gives it a bit of modern spit and polish.

While I can't overstate how great this is, I would add a couple of criticisms. Firstly…
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