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Jeremy Davis @Germ08:43 AM
@JoeTheDestroyer Yeah, I've heard/read people saying it doesn't hold up today, and I completely disagree. Holds up better than most PS1 games and is still completely enjoyable.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer01:15 AM
Hammerwatch- Activated 2 of the 3 boss runes in Act 2. Enemy crowds have gotten insanely large. My right hand hurts...
Mike Suskie @Suskie03:05 PM
@overdrive Dude, you need to play Divinity: Original Sin. I am not screwing around here.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer11:59 AM
@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.
Jeremy Davis @Germ10:08 AM
Very surprised to see so many negative reviews for the original MGS:
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 25, 2014
Hammerwatch- Made it to Act 2. The boss of Act 1 was tough and a little cheap, but manageable.
Leslie Paul @wolfqueen001Jul 24, 2014
Hitler rants about Xbox One. Pretty much covers it (at least after the original E3 debut.)
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerJul 24, 2014
Hammerwatch- Made it to the first boss, but now I have to leave for work. :(
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 24, 2014
Put impromptu Another World review on hold when Steam updates informed me that the new chapter of TWD was now awaiting a play. Played through it yesterday. Befuddled thoughts to follow, possibly in vexed rant mode.
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!
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaJul 23, 2014
@Masters @JoeTheDestroyer @EmP @Ben Marc: I should probably review it, because it had a shockingly fresh feel for a game as old as it is. It was also refreshing not to have to sit through cutscenes and exposition. God, current games have to stop that.
Marc Golding @MastersJul 23, 2014
@zippdementia @zippdementia @JoeTheDestroyer @EmP @Ben True, it's easy enough to get the whole cave/flood/base parts out of order and make matters tougher for yourself. Stark: it's refreshing to hear someone new to the game say they like it now.
Mike Suskie @SuskieJul 23, 2014
First round of Dark Souls II DLC is pretty lame. Bland, cheap and lazy. I'm going back to Divinity: Original Sin (which is incredible).
Jason Venter @honestgamerJul 22, 2014
Game profile pages have now been updated to display three images, whenever three or more images are available in the database, instead of four. The image previews are now slightly larger, as well.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaJul 22, 2014
@zippdementia @JoeTheDestroyer @EmP @Masters @Ben The two parts that stumped me were when you are trying to escape from the guards after falling into the jail cell and then there's one gun fight that's just incredibly tricky, after you leap from a chasm.
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaJul 22, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer @EmP @Masters @Ben you know, I felt fortunate to have never played the original (though I'd always had an interest). I was able to view the new game without nostalgia and conclude that it is a really really good game.
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.
Jason Venter @honestgamerJul 22, 2014
I managed to secure multiple keys for the PC beta of The Crew, and I am downloading it myself right now. If anyone else is dying to play it and has a decent PC, lemme know. Details/requirements:
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 22, 2014
@Masters @Ben Turns out I was doing things out of order. Guess the old memory isn't as keen as I=it used to be. I was skipping half the cave so that when I got through the base, that huge pit wasn't flooded. You know the bit!
Marc Golding @MastersJul 22, 2014
@EmP @Ben I beat it in one short sittings, always thinking fondly of it. I'm just disappointed that they never include the amazing SNES version score in any of these updates. Digitized French horns FTW...
Marc Golding @MastersJul 22, 2014
@EmP @Ben Gary, I found the game to be WAY easier than it used to be, for a few reasons. 1. I mostly remembered what to do. 2. The vastly improved graphics make things clearer. 3. No more fussing with passwords.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveJul 22, 2014
In the Skyrim re-play, I've been to all the major places in the main continent except Winterfell. Tried that last night and got butchered by two Snow Bears. Good thing magic falls below both stealth and power in my pecking order.
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.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 21, 2014
@Ben I had an hour to kill before football, and it's been sitting on my Steam list for a while. And I thought "I used to be able to smash through that game in 25 minutes, I'll do that". Turns out, no. That's no longer a thing.
Ben Lee @BenJul 21, 2014
@EmP I can probably imagine a lot of the design not ageing particularly well and it's hard judging objectively through nostalgia-tinted glasses, but I still love Another World.
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.
Gary Hartley @EmPJul 21, 2014
Currently playing: Another World. Currently swearing: Continuously.
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.
Jason Venter @honestgamerJul 20, 2014
Updated the search results page so that it shows any relevant results in the shiny new format. Hopefully, that will make the page more useful and maybe also help people find games they didn't even know existed.
Greg Knoll @TrueJul 20, 2014
@pickhut Me too! I even got a neat fake bullet keychain with the words "Kill Hitler" on it when I bought it. I finally did get him, but it was nothing more than pure luck and button mashing.
Ben Lee @BenJul 20, 2014
Finally did it. I guess I'm at the end now.
Joseph Valencia @joseph_valenciaJul 20, 2014
@pickhut @True Hitler is the Omega Weapon of political assassination targets.
Ben Lee @BenJul 20, 2014
Spec Ops: The Line chapter 14 is pissing me off. Sigh.
Jason Venter @honestgamerJul 20, 2014
I spent basically the whole day coding, around 15 hours or so, but the end result is one I'm happy with. Browsing game listings should be a bit more fun now, with some shiny new tools and a more vibrant interface.
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.
Greg Knoll @TrueJul 19, 2014
@pickhut Ha. I got so frustrated with that mission. You have second window right when he's running for the train, and a single shot that MUST hit his head. It's really a shame. Loved the game, hated that section of it.
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.
Ben Lee @BenJul 19, 2014
Posted two reviews in two days, which I don't think I've ever done before. I did rewrite the opener for Shovel Knight just now, as I disliked it when I woke up and read the review over on the site earlier today.
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.

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