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  1. Anybody up for some multiplayer matches tonight? I'm not very good, don't worry . Perhaps we can even get some Rllumk 4v4s on...
  2. Yeah the Koreans love their macro . I'm really loving the Protoss right now. I'm really vulnerable to early attacks, so I work better with team mates, but once I set up my infrastructure, warping in 8-10 stalkers every 20seconds or so is just deadly
  3. Yeah I'm certain Sakamoto has said that Metroid is an action series.
  4. The practice matches aren't very good unfortunately. It is gimped for new players (of which I am one), with slower gameplay and destructible barricades. This hinders your learning in my opinion. You are better off skipping it and going straight for your five placement matches. Hellions are basically mobile firebats and plus there is so much of the single player that isn't in the multiplayer anyway (medics). We should have a Rllmuk tournament, though I don't know why I'm suggesting it as I'll not get anywhere with it.
  5. Yeah, copy it to an SD card and transfer it using that. It should work, because Galaxy 2 isn't online enabled.
  6. Haha, what?! It seems like exactly the opposite. I don't think anyone expected it to change as much as it has.
  7. Not that owning one would help . Also, is there any point to the Dwarf Commoner and Mage origins? I've little patience for most of the game now that I've done each part with one character but I wonder if those two Origins are worth seeing?
  8. Maybe he means XII? That has gambits. as Dragon Age does.
  9. So, I haven't really ventured into Wiiware for a reasonable amount of time (played far, far too much Monster Hunter and Mario). What are the best games from the last year or so?
  10. Technically it is a mess, there is no doubt. But for me, it is just a fantastically enthralling RPG. With proper decision making and cause-effect. As I said before, it blows Mass Effect 2 (a contemporary example) waay in terms of actually having an impact on events. The voice work was very competent - I'm normally anal about inconsistencies and especially repeated dialogue, but these were to a minimum. Story-wise, it is fairly generic spy-thriller fare. I don't like to use the "it is good for a game" argument because I don't think it really says much at all. I've never cared really for overall story arcs in games, I just enjoy the individual scenarios I'm put in. I think the way events can change and be altered is really interesting and what sets it apart. Of course it also helps that I love spy films and stealth games Oh and it is smart (and yet obvious) that your standing with a handler gives your bonuses irrespective of it being positive or negative.
  11. vcassano

    Dragon Age 2

    Well indications have already been made that they are stealing the good parts of Alpha Protocol (Well, probably not the wildly diverging storyline). Let's hope they take plenty of inspiration from the Witcher, a game I've been playing recently, which simply destroys everything they've made since Black Isle. If the console combat system is a riff of the Witcher's system - one timed mouse click = a string of attacks, with three toggles for fast, strong and group styles with the nature of the combos improving as you invest points - this could really be a great game. That's entirely speculative of course, but I was really down on the idea of non-BG2 style combat systems in my fantasy RPGs until that game.
  12. Absolutely. It may be flawed in several, glaring ways but at least it is being inventive and trying something different to the usual. For me, it was better than Mass Effect 2.
  13. My word. Just saw Leliana's song. Whoever thought this a good idea needs sacking. But on the flipside the person who put the shots of disgusted party members in the scene needs promoting.
  14. It has steamworks integration, so after the initial install it should be on your steam list anyway.
  15. I'm 99% sure it'll be on Mac, like IV was.
  16. Well, obviously, especially given that Konami seems to have very little of value right now in general. Oh, and I was talking about PSP sales, not MGS.
  17. vcassano

    Dragon Age 2

    This and the earlier point of a more tonal response system definitely indicate that Bioware have been playing Alpha Protocol. This is great because on hte RPG side that game has a lot of really interesting systems. Also, I like the idea of it being a more personal game about you as a character not the latest world-ending catastrophe (Finally! someone copying Dragon Quest V!). Which makes the introduction of voice-acting a let down because, as in Mass Effect, it never feels as if you are the character but merely the puppeteer.
  18. Yeah, I can't recall an example of when there is an indicator.
  19. vcassano

    Dragon Age 2

    Exactly! Why have two franchises that operate in the same way? Also: why change the more successful one to match the less successful one?
  20. Well it actually sold about 40 million, so you're a little off there. But to be fair the MGS series hasn't been resistant to change - each one tends to have some serious changes to it. That's not to be confused with saying it improved every time, though. I'd really like to see Kojima away from MGS because he has some really great ideas as well as some awful ones that are partly symptoms of the MGS series.
  21. Some of the bosses are difficult, I'd say. But only because you constantly need to use supply markers.
  22. vcassano

    Dragon Age 2

    While there could always be more of that, I don't think there is a shortage of it either. (though I guess it depends on the genre - Infinity Engine-esque RPG's seem to be disappearing) I mean, heck, that perfectly encapsulates many of Nintendo's games.
  23. vcassano

    Dragon Age 2

    Let's be honest, while I like Dragon Age, it is nothing compared to Baldur's Gate. It is nowhere near the level of complexity for that. It was left straddling uncomfortably the gap between Baldur's Gate and Mass Effect and was therefore not too great.
  24. vcassano

    Blur

    So I just bought the game on 360 after all the effusive praise on here. Plus I love a good arcade racer. Do you think I could join in with the online racing too?
  25. Given the rapid price drops that IV and V had, I think it might be worth waiting a month or two after release.
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