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« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2014, 04:13:20 PM »
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Okay, so it's a Diablo clone more than a WoW clone. Is it really multiplayer, then?


Well, yeah, it's just not massive (Unless you think ten players is massive. Which it isn't.). There are hub areas where you can hang out with a bunch of other players and do hub area stuff (Just with less variety of appearances), and you can go on missions with other players - there are also PvP modes, Horde-type modes, and a raid.
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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2014, 04:30:28 PM »
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Okay, so it's a Diablo clone more than a WoW clone. Is it really multiplayer, then?


Yes, very.

Any of the 'open areas' will be filled with tons of other players.

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« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2014, 05:06:46 AM »
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I just got through Hotline Miami.

That game isn't suitable for, like, anyone. It's a murder-sim straight out of the 80's: huge chunky sprites, lots of screen tearing, everything executed in garish shades of neon.

But the melee combat, oh now that is the thing; it's all in the timing and the distance, but one hit kills (Either you or your opponent, depending on who gets the hit). It's about rapid-fire knife duels, darting in for that quick kill, dashing around corners and hoping there isn't a shotgunner watching over your target. It's about picking your fights, playing smart, and always being in the right place at the right time. It's about planning the next two seconds of bloody violence and then executing it, flawlessly. It's about constant restarts as you learn the best angle to attack the room with a shotgunner, rifleman and two dudes with clubs.

It's a horrible, violent, high-speed mess and you should play it because it's wonderful.

I agree.  My most favourite game last year.

At the moment, I am revisiting Half-Life and the original Alone in the Dark.
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« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2014, 05:50:35 AM »
Yes, three huzzahs for Hotline Miami. I played it so much I am not admitting to the time spent, because I am sure playing it more than once qualifies you for police observation.
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« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2014, 06:52:04 PM »
I've been playing World of Warplanes and World of Tanks. I love both of them!

I also just got Jade Empire on Steam, as it was on sale for 3 something. I had it way back on my XBox and it's still fantastic. I did have to set Steam to run as admin for the game to work, for some reason, but once I did, it was fine.
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« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2014, 07:30:20 PM »
Civilization 5, Total Annihilation: Forged Alliance, but mostly lots of League of Legends.  ARAM mode is a vast improvement on the normal game for me, 100% teamfighting and very little raging.  Games are also close to half the length of Summoner's Rift games, so when you get a game that's decided at character select it's at least far less painful.

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« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2014, 08:40:50 PM »
Finally started playing Mario Kart 8.

Holy crap.

If you don't have a Wii U this is reason to get one.
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« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2014, 08:16:37 PM »
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Finally started playing Mario Kart 8.

Holy crap.

If you don't have a Wii U this is reason to get one.


I take it you can't run Wii games on it, just like the other two next gen consoles not being able to run older games?

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« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2014, 08:20:03 PM »
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Yes, very.

Any of the 'open areas' will be filled with tons of other players.


Holy crap, Marvel Heroes is a lot like Diablo.

Still, I'm glad I got ahead of the curve and checked it out before the kids discovered it. The girls are nuts about Marvel Cinematic Universe and the new Ms. Marvel, and they're all over this. The surprise is that my son is into it too.

It took a few minutes to get used to the iso view, since I'm used to traditional MMOs' ability to change the viewscreen, but it's still very easy to figure out. The  cutscene comic graphics are also very well done.

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« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2014, 10:01:45 PM »
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I take it you can't run Wii games on it, just like the other two next gen consoles not being able to run older games?


100% hardware backwards compatible with Wii games. :)
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« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2014, 10:05:39 PM »
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Holy crap, Marvel Heroes is a lot like Diablo.


David Brevik, the head dude behind Diablo 2, was the producer on it.  So that's not surprising.

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« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2014, 10:10:55 PM »
Mostly Europa Universalis 4, Crusader Kings 2 (With GoT mod), and NWN.

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David Brevik, the head dude behind Diablo 2, was the producer on it.  So that's not surprising.


Wow, they allow Norwegian prisoners to work in game development?

(I'll take the stage exit now).
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« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2014, 12:04:33 AM »
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100% hardware backwards compatible with Wii games. :)


Suddenly the Wii U got a lot more appealing.

What about the Wii controllers? Are you locked into that new, screen driven thing?

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« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2014, 12:31:19 AM »
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Suddenly the Wii U got a lot more appealing.

What about the Wii controllers? Are you locked into that new, screen driven thing?

The gamepad is the main controller (and does some cool stuff*) but it works with all Wii peripherals and has a pretty good "pro controller" that looks like an x-box controller.

They also just announced a Gamecube controller adapter.

It's obviously up to each game what controllers you can use but so far they seem pretty flexible.

*the coolest thing the gamepad lets you do IMHO is off-tv play. Someone else wants to use the TV? No worries just play on the gamepad for a while.
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« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2014, 07:54:36 AM »
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The gamepad is the main controller (and does some cool stuff*) but it works with all Wii peripherals and has a pretty good "pro controller" that looks like an x-box controller.

They also just announced a Gamecube controller adapter.

It's obviously up to each game what controllers you can use but so far they seem pretty flexible.

*the coolest thing the gamepad lets you do IMHO is off-tv play. Someone else wants to use the TV? No worries just play on the gamepad for a while.


As long as you can use the Wii controllers for Mario Kart 8, I'm fine with that.