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Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer04:12 AM
Geneforge 2 is over. The ending I got was bittersweet, but worthwhile. Time to move on. I think I'll be picking up in Road Not Taken and then moving on to some backlog projects that I've been aching to get to, like Sleeping Dogs.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer04:11 AM
@EmP It warms my heart to see this. It truly does.
Gary Hartley @EmP03:43 AM
Zunou Senkan Galg is right up there with Nightmare Circus in being the worst game I have ever played.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer02:59 AM
but to dance my way through the quest line and leave a trail of bodies.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer02:59 AM
Geneforge 2- Destroyed the Geneforge, but still no end credits. As it turns out, I have not been picking up quests from my faction's leader. Oops. I've basically done all there is to do but complete the main line, so I guess there's nothing left...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer02:03 AM
Geneforge 2- Currently at the Geneforge itself. I wouldn't mind beating the game tonight, assuming I'm strong enough to survive the enemies inside. If not, no sweat. I should be close to powerful enough if not already there.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementia06:27 PM
Played a non-iPad game for the first time in four months. The new Smash Brothers (which my DnD group purchased for me). Just like the latest Mario Kart: best entry in the series.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementia06:25 PM
@zippdementia @pickhut @joseph Ultimately, if someone wants to enjoy Nights, they can just pick up the Wii version. A nice little remake of the original, which showcases what was cool but is also, appropriately, underwhelming by today's standards.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementia06:25 PM
@pickhut @joseph_valencia Nights was so cool for the time it came out and didn't really recieve the attention it deserved. By now, it is sort've hoh-hum, but I can't help but wonder if its aesthetic, if given more attention, might have changed gaming.
Wendell B @pickhut05:30 PM
@pickhut more puzzle-esque in nature. Depending on where you're looking, your swat team has a very limited view of their surroundings. I'm currently stalled on a beach house map where I have to take out 10+ armed men with 4 swat guys and a limited sniper.
Wendell B @pickhut05:26 PM
Door Kickers: got this yesterday when I found out it was 50% off. I wanted to try it back in October, but I couldn't swallow its $19 tag. I've only played a few stages, but it's so far been an interesting strategy game that actually feels (cont.)
Wendell B @pickhut05:23 PM
@joseph_valencia Definitely a unique title, though not as much as people tend to make it out to be.
Joseph Valencia @joseph_valencia04:15 PM
Finally crossed "Nights Into Dreams" off my bucket list. Kind of cool, but also kind of underwhelming.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 20, 2014
I killed a demon and swiped its claws. Now I just need to find one more unique item and I obtain a one-of-a-kind armor breastplate.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 20, 2014
Geneforge 2- As luck would have it, I was right: I was on the verge of becoming powered up. Thanks to that, I've plowed through several troublesome areas, mostly thanks to a special weapon and some great pieces of armor Iv'e found. Most recently...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 19, 2014
been bumped up considerably, which has led to several impasses and has pretty much stifled progress. Either I'm really close to becoming overpowered or I'm going to struggle throughout the rest of the game.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 19, 2014
Geneforge 2- now growing tiresome. A lot of the levels seem to be nothing more than padding without much reward. The first one was a bit like this, too, but you received fair rewards more often than not. Also, the difficulty rating has...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 19, 2014
Road Not Taken- I think I made it to Year 4 before dying (permadeath here too). I'm not sure how I feel about the game so far. It's an interesting mix of roguelike and puzzler, but bad luck can often ruin a session.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 19, 2014
Dungeonmans- Having put a fair amount of time into this one, I think it's time to review it.
Wendell B @pickhutDec 19, 2014
Jason Venter @honestgamerDec 18, 2014
@pickhut You're saying Tokyo Crash Mobs crashed your 3DS?!
Wendell B @pickhutDec 17, 2014
@pickhut Tried TCM for 20 minutes, and I could barely stand playing it. Then the game broke and relaunched my 3DS again. I'm actually fearing for the safety of my handheld...
Wendell B @pickhutDec 17, 2014
I'm actually thinking about writing about Tokyo Crash Mobs after reading up on some tidbits that would make for an interesting review (I hope), but this would require playing more of Tokyo Crash Mobs. Gah.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 15, 2014
Dungeonmans- I usually hate perma-death in almost any game. Dungeonmans handles it excellently.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 14, 2014
I decided to start a "quick" game of Dungeonmans, maybe around fifteen minutes. I ended up playing nearly two hours. So much for getting more reviews done. At least I have a rough for Metrocide.
Wendell B @pickhutDec 13, 2014
I read that After Burner Climax is going to be delisted for the 360/PS3 on Dec. 24th, so there's ten-ish days to download it if any of you were thinking about it!
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 13, 2014
@honestgamer And leave the listing up for Road Not Taken. I may just purchase that and review it anyway (not before taking on Dungeonmans, of course).
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 13, 2014
@honestgamer That works, thanks!
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 13, 2014
@zippdementia @joseph_valencia @overdrive Yeah, the static sprites were pretty cool, too, especially when fighting bosses. I kinda thought it was neat that there's basically a finite number of battles in the game, too.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaDec 13, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer @joseph_valencia @overdrive *nods* yes, pretty dull. But oddly worked in some ideas, like static sprites that show damage, and action RPG puzzle solving, which were ahead of its time.
Jason Venter @honestgamerDec 13, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer I cleverly deleted the email that contained the key, shortly after starting this HG Chatter conversation. But there's still a key for Dungeonmans, if you want it. I noticed it is on your Steam wish list, at any rate...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 13, 2014
@honestgamer I can take it after I review Metrocide, which shouldn't take much longer.
Kyle Stepp @espigaDec 13, 2014
@honestgamer It's a pretty charming game. I played it on ps4 when it was the free game of the month.
Jason Venter @honestgamerDec 13, 2014
@honestgamer Here is the HonestGamers listing, so you can see what the game looks like before you request the key:
Jason Venter @honestgamerDec 13, 2014
Anyone want to review Road Not Taken for PC? It's a rogue/puzzle title. I added a listing, thinking someone would grab the review key, but no one has. You can write a reader review if you like. I'll supply the key to any community regular who wants it.
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 13, 2014
Christ - Doom is 21 today.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 13, 2014
Phew. I passed the first of three levels in Metrocide. Unlocking the silenced shotgun helps a lot. Sadly, the game still repeatedly crashes, which has prevented me from success on several occasions.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 12, 2014
I've come to the conclusion that Metrocide mostly boils down to luck. You could be owning that game hard, then get killed because a police drone happened to spawn at the wrong time. It's happened to me more times than I'd care to count.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 12, 2014
@zippdementia @joseph_valencia @overdrive I do like FFMQ's music quite a bit. Otherwise, it's a pretty dull RPG. I think it was intended to be for beginners.
Mike Suskie @SuskieDec 12, 2014
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaDec 12, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer @joseph_valencia @overdrive Fester's Quest. Now there is a name I have not heard since... On another note, am I the only person who is actually fond of Mystic Quest? It does suck, but it also haf some great music and some surprising idea
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 12, 2014
@joseph_valencia @overdrive Or because you were unfortunate enough to rent it.
Joseph Valencia @joseph_valenciaDec 12, 2014
@overdrive Fester's Quest is one of those quintessential "I'm stuck playing it because my parents bought it for me" games.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 12, 2014
@EmP @honestgamer @JoeTheDestroyer @zippdementia @Suskie Fester's Quest would be nice, but I'd go with Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. Nothing like "RPG for toddlers" to brighten one's day!
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 12, 2014
@honestgamer @JoeTheDestroyer @zippdementia @overdrive @Suskie I thought about Firefall, but don't think I'm going to find the time to delve into a game that large by the end of the month. Might pick it up for the 2015 run, though.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 12, 2014
Worse: One-hit kill, perma-death, almost can't avoid enemy projectiles. The only way to prevent yourself from being shot by, say, a vigilante is to shoot the vig first and hope there were no witnesses. If there were, then shoot them too.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerDec 12, 2014
I've been getting into the game Metrocide for the last couple of days. I finally learned how to get somewhere on the first level, and then the game crashed. Bear in mind that you can't save mid-session, so I lost all of my progress.
Wendell B @pickhutDec 12, 2014
@pickhut And now the game forced my 3DS to restart due to an unknown error, the first time that's ever happened. Man, this game sucks.
Wendell B @pickhutDec 12, 2014
Tokyo Crash Mobs: this... this game is legitimately making me upset. It's basically Ballistic with a weird, FMV-esque slant. I thought it would be weird in a funny way, but certain mechanics and jokes are just outright angering me due to their stupidity.
Jason Venter @honestgamerDec 11, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer @EmP @zippdementia @overdrive @Suskie You could always cover Firefall (PC), EmP. I think the code I was sent will work for you. :-D

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