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Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer12:20 PM
@Suskie @zippdementia Don't. Even. Get. Me. Started.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer04:00 AM
Gothic- I have officially joined Old Camp. I also took the time to purchase the Heavy Shadow Armor and kick the ever-loving crap out of Bullit for punching me in the face at the beginning of the game. I also have his sword equipped. Who's laughing now?
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer05:12 PM
Gothic- About to be accepted into the Old Camp. I just have to return a recipe to Dexter and I'm there.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer03:35 PM
@JoeTheDestroyer @honestgamer @yamishuryou @espiga @zippdementia @overdrive *Bog, stupid phone.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer03:34 PM
@honestgamer @yamishuryou @espiga @zippdementia @overdrive For the most part, I'm not bothered by big standard combat in RPGs. I'll take that over something gimmicky any day.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 19, 2014
Gothic- Boosted myself to level 7 and plunged into the Old Mine. I can't figure out what I'm supposed to do here, but I did find a pretty sweet mace that's almost twice as powerful as my previous weapon. So, yeah, more things are going to die.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 18, 2014
Gothic- Did a bit more beefing, having slaughtered scores of enemies around the land. I also visited the New Camp and the Sect Camp, and I think I'm going to join the Old Camp. Also, I learned pickpocketing and sneaking.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 17, 2014
Assassin's Creed II- Completed the first memory, including most of the extras (the only thing I didn't go for was all of the feathers). In the second memory, I accessed all of the viewpoints and nabbed a few treasures and codices.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 17, 2014
Gothic- Since beefing up, I've been bumping off suckas left and right. I even took the time to kill--not incapacitate--Grim and his ambushing buddies. I also learned the sneak ability and robbed a bunch of huts in Old Camp and bought some armor.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 17, 2014
@True @Masters @zippdementia And from what I've gathered thus far, Marc, ACII is a good starting point. I would say the first one, but I can't give that one a full recommendation, personally. Some people dug it, though.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 17, 2014
@True @Masters @zippdementia Yeah, I'll still play the side games, but (with the exception of Brotherhood) I'm not looking forward to going through them.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 17, 2014
@Suskie Do tell. There are a lot of things about it that bug me, too.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 16, 2014
@honestgamer Yay!
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 16, 2014
Gothic- Finally managed to beef my character up. Doubled my strength and made a crude sword, which is eight points higher than what I was using. I've actually managed to kill a good number of enemies, even with the crappy battle system.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 16, 2014
@True I've also heard Revelations isn't that good, but I'm still willing to play it. I might wait until it's cheap on Steam or something like that, though.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 16, 2014
@True I've wanted to get into the series badly, but the first game put a stop to that. Seeing both Suskie and Tom Chick praise the franchise gave me a little kick in the butt in regards to finally starting ACII.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 15, 2014
Gothic- Finally received one-handed sword training. Currently trying to gain another level so I can train my strength. I don't know if I can make it through this game. It's just so....bad.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 15, 2014
@honestgamer You mean I won't be able to submit my long-winded article on the subtle racism in Hatris? Shucks...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 14, 2014
I was sitting on a ton of them until a couple of years ago. I sold them all for about $15 during a winter sale and snagged a bunch of cheap games
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 14, 2014
Assassin's Creed II- Started it at last. I think the last required mission I engaged was having to deliver something for my father. I have a feeling this really will trump the first one. Oh, how I was disappointed with that game.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 12, 2014
by looting and selling, so I can afford some training. That, as well, as been slow going. People complain that Risen is a ripoff of Gothic, but so far I think it's more of a revised version of the game, at least in comparison to the first Gothic.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 12, 2014
Gothic- Geez, progress is slow going. I got tired of Mud's shit, so I decided to slice him up and take his loot. Unfortunately, he was merely knocked unconscious. Thankfully, though, he said he'd leave me alone. I've also been trying to build up my cash..
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 12, 2014
Gothic- Completed a quest or two and gained a level. I now have enough skill points to learn something! It's a shame that I only have a few pieces of ore (read: $).
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 11, 2014
Gothic- I hate the character Mud.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 10, 2014
Gothic- Doing a little more research before I go too far into the campaign. There are three factions to join, and I want to be sure I align myself with one that suits me.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 10, 2014
that Gothic 2 and 3 are supposed to be great games. Let's hope so...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 10, 2014
Gothic- Arrived at a town, I think. My thoughts on this game so far: horribly dated visuals, confusing/needlessly complicated key bindings, and a crummy combat system. And I decided to buy the entire franchise on a Steam sale whim... At least I've heard..
Wendell B @pickhutOct 09, 2014
So, I read that Hatsune Miku performed on David Letterman's show. I thought someone was joking... until I saw the video: http://youtu.be/qA5pIpdQEr0 . Of all the guests to appear on his show, I never thought in a million years that this would be one...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 09, 2014
Currently attempting to patch Gothic. Oi, the things I go through so I can play a dated RPG that I probably won't like...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 08, 2014
GOG, but that would make this the third time that I've bought the game (having also picked it up off Direct2Drive, back in the day).
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 08, 2014
I tried to get Gothic to run via Steam and it won't. Supposedly you can install a patch from World of Gothic that will allow it to run, but I don't have the time right now to mess with it. The only alternative I've read about is to purchase it from...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 08, 2014
Beat Risen. The final two battles were disappointing. The penultimate fight was basically like squaring off against a regular enemy who could do a little more damage than normal. The final boss himself was pretty cliche.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 08, 2014
Risen- Reforged the Armor of the Titan Lord. Now all that remains is to give the antagonists a good pummeling.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 07, 2014
Risen- Completed two of the five priest tombs, earning Titanwing (the most powerful sword) and two pieces of the Titan armor along the way.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 06, 2014
Risen- Chapter 4, having cleared out the monastery. I'm currently attempting to nab whatever ultimate equipment I can get my hands on.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 06, 2014
Risen- Completed the Cursed Lords quest and delved deeper into Volcano Keep. Right now I have to lower a drawbridge, which may require me to murder a certain lizardman hunting party. Joy. I've also reforged the Souldrinker, so I'll probably use that soon.
Wendell B @pickhutOct 05, 2014
Has anyone here tried Shadow of Mordor? I'm not a LotR fan, but the way people are describing the game, how deep and varied the rivalries get, makes me want to check it out... if I had a next-gen console. I heard the PS3/360 ports have cutbacks.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 05, 2014
Risen- I have discovered how useful the charge attack is. Ogres, ashbeasts, and lizardmen have been disappearing. Mwhahahaha!
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 05, 2014
@EmP @honestgamer Indeed. Thanks, Jeremy!
Wendell B @pickhutOct 04, 2014
@pickhut @overdrive After watching some clips, seems like Sengoku 2 might be the "best" in the series. Haven't played it, so grain of salt, etc.
Wendell B @pickhutOct 04, 2014
@overdrive The Arcade/NeoGeo. Yeah, I was thinking about reviewing it next because of the bizarre imagery and scenery changes, but the act of beating the game proved impossible. I heard Sengoku 2 is more of the same, but that 3 is actually a decent game.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 04, 2014
Risen- No actual progress made. I'm trying to complete the Cursed Lords quest, but I have somehow overlooked an undead lord location. I did, however, manage to kill my first ashbeast.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 04, 2014
@EmP I didn't particularly like the Deimos party in the narrative, but I had the party pretty well managed. I hated the humans because they were next to worthless in battle.
Wendell B @pickhutOct 03, 2014
Yesterday, I tried beating SNK's Sengoku for what feels like the millionth time over the last few years. I failed again. The game is just so disgustingly boring...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 03, 2014
@EmP I think that game would have been better without the human segments. I hated that whole entourage, and was glad to have the opportunity to kick their faces in.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 30, 2014
I know this isn't game-related, but something that's been really bugging me lately in Internet conversations is someone pulling the "I'm annoyed that you're annoyed by (comment)" post. It's a pretty weak and childish attempt to end a discussion.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 30, 2014
Tonight it begins... #Halloween Reviews
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 29, 2014
@EmP Ah, I believe I already did that. I've been crafting obsidian swords, and just made a sharp obsidian bastard sword. I also ventured out of the temple for a while, and all I can say is: fuck lizardmen. The ones outside have been ruthless.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 28, 2014
@EmP noticed anything.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 28, 2014
@EmP I've already gotten a few warps, and they've been very nice to have. I don't know if I have access to that sword yet, but I did give some lizardman swords to a smith in Harbour Town. It sounded like that was going to unlock something, but I haven't..


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