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#1 Posted by Business_Fun (2281 posts) -

F.E.A.R Origins: The Origin of Project Origin. Day one buy right there.

#2 Posted by Business_Fun (2281 posts) -

I am pleased the PGD Lounge is stickied again. This is how it should be in my opinion.

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Finished my first Dragon Age: Origins playthrough over the weekend and gosh was it good; I can't remember the last time a game has gripped me so tightly. It wasn't a clean finish though - no tactical finesse here, I just dressed myself in my thickest armour, gripped my stoutest axe and hurled myself at the foe. The battle against the archdemon was particularly scrappy. After he had disposed of my teammates we slugged it out toe to toe, one finger poised over the quick heal button, all thoughts of fighting intelligently surrendered to the simple rhythm of axe going up, axe going down. Ugly to be sure, but the beast was slain and the Blight ended, and I don't think anyone could ask for more than that.

BranKetra

Bioware did when that company made the trophies and achievements. I am liking that Dragon Age: Origins, but the story does not interest me very much. I am paying attention to the dialogue and choosing not to read the codex entries.

I enjoyed the Codex entries - they really help to give the world life. Among other things we get to sample dwarven poetry with its fondess for haikus and Dr Seuss references.

#3 Posted by Business_Fun (2281 posts) -

I need to get my hands on Killzone MercenaryThe_Last_Ride

I would recommend it; Guerrilla Cambridge have done a great job of providing an authentic Killzone experience on a handheld. Also, just to reiterate, knifing men in the crotch = awesome (althoug not for them, obviously).

#4 Posted by Business_Fun (2281 posts) -

Finished my first Dragon Age: Origins playthrough over the weekend and gosh was it good; I can't remember the last time a game has gripped me so tightly. It wasn't a clean finish though - no tactical finesse here, I just dressed myself in my thickest armour, gripped my stoutest axe and hurled myself at the foe. The battle against the archdemon was particularly scrappy. After he had disposed of my teammates we slugged it out toe to toe, one finger poised over the quick heal button, all thoughts of fighting intelligently surrendered to the simple rhythm of axe going up, axe going down. Ugly to be sure, but the beast was slain and the Blight ended, and I don't think anyone could ask for more than that.

#5 Posted by Business_Fun (2281 posts) -

New Vita owner here. I've had my eye on one for a while so when I saw a Killzone Mercenary bundle for what seemed to be a reasonable price I thought why not. I'm having a great time with it too - knifing men in the crotch is super fun.

#6 Posted by Business_Fun (2281 posts) -

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Did you go through it on the harder difficulties? If so, did you have any particular strategy? As I mentioned I've tried to use the tools I've been given (although I would be the last to admit I'm a tactical genius) but as the game progressed each encounter kept ending with me being pulled to bits on Normal (although sometimes I would find myself cutting right through a group of baddies who had already wiped me out several times without any variation in my tactics, adding to the general sense of consternation :P).

chicknfeet

i had problems aswell, i kept dying all the time, so i stayed on normal. I haven't been a melee character. I have tried to use my other characters and combine attacks and tactics.

I actually had a rough time playing it the first time i went through. I was playing as a mage and the computer kept bending me over a barrel since a mage's defense is so low. But i learned that all of the group's mages have the ability to learn AoE spells which really come in handy. Also, later on in the game, there is an option to be a battle mage (or whatever it's called) where every point you put into your magic skill will also count as your strength. That instantly turned my mage from a weak punk to a super bad ass. I was able to throw any spell at any enemy and almost 1 hit them as well as walk up to anybody and stike them down with my sword. What class is your dwarf?

I'm playing as a warrior with a champion specialisation. I've pumped most of my experience into strength and constitution so now that I'm playing on Casual I can pretty much wade through the enemies I've encountered so far (helped by the fact that I've got some good weaponry and thick armour, fatigue be damned). Enemy spellcasters can still be a problem though (they certainly were on Normal).

#7 Posted by Business_Fun (2281 posts) -

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It's about 4 years after the fact but I'm in the middle if my first play through of Dragon Age: Origins, and it's awesome :) The arl of Redcliffe has been healed and the Circle of Magi bound to my cause and it's now time to see how cooperative my home city of Orzammar is feeling; since my main character is a casteless nobody who humiliated his betters on the proving grounds and was only saved from a gruesome punishment by Duncan's intervention, I'm not anticipating a rapturous welcome.

I've had to dial the difficulty down to Casual though, as I was getting my backside handed to me too often on Normal to be enjoyable. I tried to make use of the tools I had - crippling foes, reducing defences, drawing enemy hostility, getting beefier characters to look after my mages and such - but I just ended up getting swarmed and torn to bits. This way I have a fighting chance.

The_Last_Ride

glad you are enjoying it. It's an awesome game. I have played through it three times myself

Did you go through it on the harder difficulties? If so, did you have any particular strategy? As I mentioned I've tried to use the tools I've been given (although I would be the last to admit I'm a tactical genius) but as the game progressed each encounter kept ending with me being pulled to bits on Normal (although sometimes I would find myself cutting right through a group of baddies who had already wiped me out several times without any variation in my tactics, adding to the general sense of consternation :P).

#8 Posted by Business_Fun (2281 posts) -

It's about 4 years after the fact but I'm in the middle if my first play through of Dragon Age: Origins, and it's awesome :) The arl of Redcliffe has been healed and the Circle of Magi bound to my cause and it's now time to see how cooperative my home city of Orzammar is feeling; since my main character is a casteless nobody who humiliated his betters on the proving grounds and was only saved from a gruesome punishment by Duncan's intervention, I'm not anticipating a rapturous welcome.

I've had to dial the difficulty down to Casual though, as I was getting my backside handed to me too often on Normal to be enjoyable. I tried to make use of the tools I had - crippling foes, reducing defences, drawing enemy hostility, getting beefier characters to look after my mages and such - but I just ended up getting swarmed and torn to bits. This way I have a fighting chance.

#9 Posted by Business_Fun (2281 posts) -

Whatever happened to good old-fashioned theft? Come on people, with a little care and creativity (as well as a flexible approach to the concept of property ownership) you can soon build up a game collection to make your law-abiding friends green with envy.

#10 Posted by Business_Fun (2281 posts) -

But the cut scenes are half the fun! :(

Come on Kojima, to thine own verbose self be true.