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Forum: News Comments July 8th, 2010, 08:43
Replies: 19
Views: 18,057
Posted By Geist
Might and Magic Heroes Kingdoms (published by…

Might and Magic Heroes Kingdoms (published by Ubisoft) has apparently been released in parts of Europe and is about to enter open beta in North America. I don't know much about it, but if anyone has…
Forum: News Comments February 4th, 2010, 11:44
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Geist
Challenge can quickly turn to frustration when a…

Challenge can quickly turn to frustration when a game forces the player to repeat the same challenge over and over again after each failure. If a game were to change things up, by introducing…
Forum: News Comments December 18th, 2009, 09:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By Geist
Thanks for the explanation. As a reader, I like…

Thanks for the explanation. As a reader, I like to see a score since I'm curious to know which game you, the reviewer, thought was better (particularly since my tastes tend to be fairly similar to…
Forum: News Comments December 18th, 2009, 00:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By Geist
I kind of liked the scores. I don't place nearly…

I kind of liked the scores. I don't place nearly as much value on them as on the content of the review obviously, but it was still nice to see a number there as a point of comparison. Of course, the…
Forum: Off-Topic May 20th, 2009, 00:56
Replies: 154
Views: 6,375
Posted By Geist
Shoot, late on the line change again. My shame…

Shoot, late on the line change again. My shame and guilt knows no bounds and I am prepared for the harsh penalty that awaits. (though, in my defense, 3 of the 4 teams that advanced from the previous…
Forum: Off-Topic May 3rd, 2009, 10:41
Replies: 154
Views: 6,375
Posted By Geist
Oops, looks like I'm a little late (but first…

Oops, looks like I'm a little late (but first games don't mean anything right?) I guess I'll be facing some supplementary discipline and have some of my points suspended.

Bruins in 6
Caps in 7…
Forum: Off-Topic April 14th, 2009, 09:21
Replies: 154
Views: 6,375
Posted By Geist
Ah, the yearly playoff pool; time to break my…

Ah, the yearly playoff pool; time to break my posting silence. What's the prize this year, dte? We've had a game worn Crosby jockstrap, a Peter Worrel pimp hat…what other goodies have you got in…
Forum: General RPG January 25th, 2009, 10:57
Replies: 38
Views: 2,016
Posted By Geist
Thanks for all the info guys. It looks like DQ…

Thanks for all the info guys. It looks like DQ VIII might be the one to try. Of course, I was only 11 years old when I played the original DW, so those fond recollections are most certainly tinted by…
Forum: News Comments January 25th, 2009, 09:58
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By Geist
Interesting interview. The separation between…

Interesting interview. The separation between story and game play has certainly become more noticeable in recent RPG development trends. It often feels almost like you're experiencing a movie while…
Forum: General RPG January 22nd, 2009, 11:34
Replies: 40
Views: 2,961
Posted By Geist
One particularly thorny problem that arises when…

One particularly thorny problem that arises when you try to mix storytelling with free roaming gameplay is maintaining consistency between the narrative and the state of the gameworld.

Example:…
Forum: General RPG January 22nd, 2009, 08:55
Replies: 38
Views: 2,016
Posted By Geist
Dragon Warrior

This was the first RPG I ever played and also (arguably) the first real console RPG. Since then I've played pretty much exclusively PC games. Nevertheless, stumbling across the Dragon Warrior theme…
Forum: News Comments January 10th, 2009, 02:47
Replies: 65
Views: 8,384
Posted By Geist
I suspect Fable 2 might have received a lot more…

I suspect Fable 2 might have received a lot more votes had it been released for PC? For those who have played it, how does it stack up to the top 3?
Forum: News Comments January 8th, 2009, 06:24
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By Geist
Given a limited budget, I would definitely prefer…

Given a limited budget, I would definitely prefer to see more investment in creating detailed and dynamic locations rather than vast, empty geographic areas.
Ideally, though, I prefer a good balance…
Forum: The Witcher December 5th, 2008, 10:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,992
Posted By Geist
Ha. Just encountered this glitch the other day….

Ha. Just encountered this glitch the other day. As Nietzsche put it, "Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, dass er nicht dabei zum Ungeheuer wird" (He who fights with monsters should take care,…
Forum: The Witcher October 29th, 2008, 08:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By Geist
Thanks for the reassurance Essaliad. And kudos to…

Thanks for the reassurance Essaliad. And kudos to CD Projekt for making the effort. Now if only they had included an option to adjust the difficulty level in game. I think I saw a mod for that…
Forum: The Witcher October 25th, 2008, 12:30
Replies: 23
Views: 3,120
Posted By Geist
Ah good, then I guess I'll oblige my inner…

Ah good, then I guess I'll oblige my inner Trotsky and hang with the squirrels. Maybe I can turn them into socialists.
Forum: The Witcher October 25th, 2008, 10:16
Replies: 23
Views: 3,120
Posted By Geist
Was it not as fun because you had already played…

Was it not as fun because you had already played the game 2 times, or because the plot was not as good when siding with the non-humans? Please no spoilers, I'm just in the process of trying to decide…
Forum: The Witcher October 25th, 2008, 10:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By Geist
The drowner repelling talisman is a good tip…

The drowner repelling talisman is a good tip actually. Though, I found that hunting drowners is actually one of the best money pumps in chapter 2, since Kalkstein will buy Ginatz's acid for 15 orens…
Forum: The Witcher October 24th, 2008, 13:46
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By Geist
I probably spent almost 20 hours to get to the…

I probably spent almost 20 hours to get to the end of chapter 2. The problem is I play extremely slowly and thoroughly. When I try to rush, I just don't enjoy it. Replaying would certainly take a lot…
Forum: The Witcher October 23rd, 2008, 07:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By Geist
Looks like I get to be the guinea pig. I'm…

Looks like I get to be the guinea pig. I'm jumping into the water baby. If there are any crocs lurking in the depths, pray they eat me up quickly. If they wait til I've been swimming around for 20…
Forum: The Witcher October 22nd, 2008, 01:16
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By Geist
That's exactly the reason why I posted the…

That's exactly the reason why I posted the question. The official word is that old save games are compatible, but given the extensive changes in the EE, I'm not unconcerned about the possibility of…
Forum: The Witcher October 21st, 2008, 02:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By Geist
Problems With Old Save Games in EE?

I'm just about to install the Enhanced Edition Patch. (previously been playing with version 1.2 and am at the end of Chapter 2). I don't really want to start over from the beginning, so I'm just…
Forum: News Comments September 16th, 2008, 02:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,567
Posted By Geist
It depends on the type of game. For games that…

It depends on the type of game. For games that are really combat heavy, as is the case with many console rpgs/jrpgs, a length setting which simply reduces the frequency of hostile encounters could…
Forum: Indie RPG September 16th, 2008, 01:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By Geist
Here's a quick review that I wrote on Gods: Lands…

Here's a quick review that I wrote on Gods: Lands of Infinity Special Edition. It is directed at the developers and may come across as overly positive at times, since I wanted to encourage them to…
Forum: News Comments September 14th, 2008, 00:48
Replies: 14
Views: 2,175
Posted By Geist
According to the IGN preview, "save game are…

According to the IGN preview, "save game are fully compatible." Pretty impressive given the extent of the changes.
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