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Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 31, 2014
@zippdementia I thought for sure that I'd find that game pretentious, but I really enjoyed it.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 31, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer I'm a short way into 1.2, about to head to the dairy farm.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 31, 2014
The Walking Dead- Completed 1.1. It seems I picked the less popular choices during decision making sections of the episode.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 29, 2014
Currently Wanting to Play: Sniper Elite III. Was raring to go after beating V2, but busy things unrelated to video games is keeping me away for 2 weeks. <__>
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 29, 2014
I've been tempted to replay and review Robotrek, a game I enjoyed in my teen years, but I'm afraid it hasn't aged well.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 29, 2014
@wolfqueen001 @zippdementia @Germ @EmP They basically said that Raiden was an allegory for the player, and they way they described the theory made the game sound like a subtle satire on video game hype.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 29, 2014
@wolfqueen001 @zippdementia @Germ @EmP I ultimately didn't hate MGS 2. There was also someone here who had a really good theory regarding MGS 2 that helped me appreciate it a little more (I want to say it was Espiga, but I have a feeling ti was Calvin)...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 29, 2014
@Ben I'm looking forward to it! I love to read reviews that take popular games down a peg, or defend awful unpopular ones.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 28, 2014
Walking Dead 1.1- About to leave the drugstore to save someone. So far, I dig this game. That's saying a lot, since I usually don't have the patience for graphic adventure games (although I've always wanted the patience).
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 27, 2014
Before playing through Risen, I've decided to play the last game on my October review list, which is The Walking Dead season 1. Following that, Risen, Gothic, and Geneforge 2 shall fall.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 27, 2014
Beat Hammerwatch, but I did not escape the castle, as I didn't possess enough strange planks (it's a long story). Still, the final boss is dead and that's good enough for me.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 27, 2014
Hammerwatch- Tore through Act 3, survived the Lich's cheap one-shot ability, and am well into the fourth and final act.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 27, 2014
@Suskie It's a shame the two bottles of wine and the roasted pork dish weren't "at the end of time."
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 27, 2014
@EmP @zippdementia taken as anything more than unintentional humor. The first MGS wasn't all that bad in that department, at least not as bad as MGS 2. Geez, from psychic terrorists to ghosts running the White House. All it needed was some kaiju.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 27, 2014
@EmP @zippdementia Pretentious, yet so unintentionally campy that they were kind of fun. I have a love/hate relationship with MGS's narrative as a whole. It's always overblown, thinks it's philosophically deep, and is usually too convoluted to be...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 26, 2014
Hammerwatch- Trounced the second boss and moseyed on to Act 3. Currently 50% through!
Wendell B @pickhutJul 26, 2014
Hey, just wanted to throw out that, if you've been interested in a Wii U and don't mind it being refurbished, Nintendo is currently selling 32GB Nintendo Land systems for $200 on their site: http://tinyurl.com/llmwcxm . Though, it's only for US/Canada.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 26, 2014
Hammerwatch- Activated 2 of the 3 boss runes in Act 2. Enemy crowds have gotten insanely large. My right hand hurts...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 25, 2014
@Germ I know. I loved that game, and the negative reviews have tempted me to go back and replay it. Of course, I haven't actually read any of the negatives, so I don't know what turned everyone off.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 25, 2014
Hammerwatch- Made it to Act 2. The boss of Act 1 was tough and a little cheap, but manageable.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 24, 2014
Hammerwatch- Made it to the first boss, but now I have to leave for work. :(
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 24, 2014
I'm interested in checking out some of the maps the Steam community has made, though, and maybe even messing around with the level editor myself. Of course, I'll never have enough time to fully commit to making a full campaign or anything...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 24, 2014
and venom-spitting maggots. I also wouldn't mind seeing more games like this utilize traditional RPG elements rather than minimal or watered down facets. Here, there is no experience and you can only level up by purchasing upgrades.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 24, 2014
figured out there were checkpoints that pop up now and then. My only complaint so far is that the bestiary needs a little more diversity. I know it's still early on, but all I've encountered thus far is swarms of bats, (apparently) giant potato bugs...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 24, 2014
Hammerwatch- Restarted my game because I accidentally warped two floors ahead. I'm starting to get the hang of the game and learning to tread lightly, which is important because your lives are finite. For a while I didn't know how to save the game, but...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 24, 2014
@zippdementia @Masters @EmP @Ben "It was also refreshing not to have to sit through cutscenes and exposition. God, current games have to stop that." A-freakin'-men!
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 22, 2014
@EmP @Masters @Ben Ha! I did the same thing during my playthrough. I kept saying, "WTF? How long until the next checkpoint?" It turned out that I had skipped a few steps.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 22, 2014
I just messed around a little bit with Hammerwatch. It's kinda like Gauntlet, but with a pretty good soundtrack.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 21, 2014
@EmP Some parts of that game can be pretty frustrating.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 21, 2014
Finished Fortune Summoners. The final boss was nothing special and pretty much felt like an ordinary boss, except that she could summon minions.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 21, 2014
Fortune Summoners- Gained access to the final dungeon, obtained the last of the Marks of Heroism, purchased Arche's ultimate weapon, and am now working on reaching the level cap with all three characters. It should all be over soon!
Wendell B @pickhutJul 21, 2014
Sniper Elite V2: The last DLC stage I played turned out to be a stage from the original game with some touches here and there. I... really don't know how to feel about replaying a stage, that was previously in a full game 7 years prior, as a paying stage.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 20, 2014
@joseph_valencia I wish he was that big enough to shoot... @True Yeah, I had the same luck. It's really bizarre how you're not allowed to actually go in town. Would have made for more creative kills...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 20, 2014
dungeon remaining. I think it's called Labyrinth of Night or something like that. I also only have three more Marks of Heroism to find, which would put the final level cap at 23.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 20, 2014
Fortune Summoners- Completed the first dungeon of Day 11, which ended with me finally receiving magical abilities (read: projectile attacks and a double-jump) for the protagonist. I have yet to advance the story much beyond that, but I only have one...
Wendell B @pickhutJul 20, 2014
@honestgamer That's a lot of HGs... It is pretty cool to have that level of info in the listings, doesn't even look bloated.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 20, 2014
@True Yup, the first time it was happening, I seriously thought the game was bugging out on me and screwing up his movements. Good thing I bought the game with the DLC included, because I would have been ticked if I downloaded the DLC and saw.... this.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 19, 2014
Sniper Elite V2: Yeesh, the Assassinate Hitler DLC is junk. He's ALWAYS hiding behind a huge object and never peeks out. The only chance you have of hitting him is when he's quickly running for new cover facing away from you. There's never a solid shot.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 19, 2014
Sniper Elite V2: I think I've died more times here than in the first game, but I'm still having more fun. Though, I think it has more to do with my refusal to whip out a machine gun when I really need to... It's just more satisfying sniping. xP
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 19, 2014
Fortune Summoners- Completed Day 10, which culminated in a pretty sweet boss battle against a humongous wyvern at the top of Weathervane Tower. I wasn't too impressed with this game early on, but I must say that it has grown on me.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 18, 2014
is also practically a death sentence, at least if the protagonist is affected anyway. She's strong enough that the other two don't stand a chance against her.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 18, 2014
Fortune Summoners- Partway through Weathervane Tower, which is kicking my rump. It's full of really strong harpies that can confuse the party and fully heal themselves. Never mind that fly around erratically and hard difficult to hit. Getting confused...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 18, 2014
@wolfqueen001 @honestgamer @EmP The second one is available on PS3, but I've heard it's the weaker of the two. It's pirate themed, though.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 18, 2014
@pickhut Snapping out from cover to snipe someone is such a hit/miss thing, too, since there's no cursor on screen pre-snap. You just have to guess and hope the scope is near the target. But the game is fun from what I played. Not GREAT, but fun.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 18, 2014
Sniper Elite V2: Much better than the first mechanically, but little things are bugging me, like crawling. You can crawl on any walkable surface in the first, but here it autos to crouching on stuff like stairs of any size.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 18, 2014
Fortune Summoners- Completed Day 9, and saved a short ways into 10. According to a fortune teller, I haven't missed a single Mark of Heroism (hidden items that boost the level cap by one--there are twenty in all).
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 17, 2014
@honestgamer @EmP I've got the first two on Steam, and I've bee meaning to play the first one for a long time. It always seemed like an RPG I'd enjoy.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 17, 2014
I have four games on Steam I want to try to get through after I complete Fortune Summoners: Hammerwatch, Risen (which I have already started), Gothic, and Geneforge 2. I feel it's time to scratch these titles off of my backlog!
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 17, 2014
Fortune Summoners- Entered a graveyard on Day 9 to discover the source of some unearthly moaning. ....Aaaaaand this is where our heroes accidentally stumble upon the introductory scene from Phantasm.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 15, 2014
Fortune Summoners- Finally completed Day 8 and saved at the beginning of 9. from what I can tell, I'm close to the end. I seem to remember reading that the game is divided into 11 days, but I'm sure each of the last three will take a few hours each.


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