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#1 Posted by fanirama (924 posts) -

I think I agree with OP. From all the videos I've seen this DS2 seems to be a bit different than the prior 2 Souls and there's now an element of cheapness in this game. Similar to rubber banding AI in car games, the AI in this game causes deaths which are not your fault and feels like it "cheats" at times.

I don't mind the multiple enemies at once, but previously you could take them all without getting hit and it felt like you could subdue them with your skill. Here, it is a hit or miss. Enemies sometimes can get a not possible hit on you, your hit can connect but still miss, their hit can miss but still register damage etc.

I prefer older DS than this.

#2 Posted by fanirama (924 posts) -

I bought this on a whim on a steam sale for $8. Cannot believe I didn't play this earlier. This is a fun game.

I like games that bestow these funky cool powers and you can enjoy your combos on the unsuspecting enemies. Fun times.

Having played a few games like this before I cannot help but notice that this game has borrowed some elements from other games before it such as Second Sight, PsiOps: The Mindgate Conspiracy to name a couple.

Still, I think Dishonored is a great game and I'm loving it thus far. Games like this and Crackdown allow you to become superhuman and in Crackdown, jump near the enemy, super punch/kick them and run off. Hahaha.. fun times.

My rating for Dishonored: 9/10

#3 Posted by fanirama (924 posts) -

I recently purchased the Deep Silver bundle pack on Steam which included the 3 Secret Files games (Tunguska, Puritas Cordis and part 3) along with The Lost Horizon.

Although I bought it cheap I found very high value in these games. I've already completed The Lost Horizon (14 hours), Secret Files: Tunguska (12 hours) and am about 25% through in Secret Files 2 and I am enjoying them immensely.

I was a bit sad that Secret 3 would be the lone game left and then it'd be over but thankfully I just found out that Secret Files 4: Sam Peters is releasing in under a month. Yay!!

These games give me a good break from RDR, GTA V, Max Payne 3 and Hitman: Absolution and Grim Dawn I've been playing and completing recently.

About to pre-order on Steam now...

#4 Posted by fanirama (924 posts) -
Clubs are already in the game in the form of strip clubs. Even more detailed now. Instead of Pool mini game and Basketball (which I don't care about), you have the excellent Tennis and Golf games. I only miss Casinos and Horse Race betting. Rest of it - I don't miss nor care.
#5 Posted by fanirama (924 posts) -
I have a PS3 controller and it vibrates for guns, driving etc. In fact, it is well implemented because you go on the shoulder of the road and it vibrates.... beautiful... just like in real life how your car vibrates when you drive on the grooves near the shoulder lane.
#6 Posted by fanirama (924 posts) -

So it looks like there are no more Pay n' Sprays to insta get rid of your wanted level. That is a bummer but more realistic I guess. I used to lol before because I would frantically drive to a Pay n' Spray, get sprayed and watch as the stars flicker for a bit and go away while I keep out of trouble right in front of the cops.

 

Police Stars to reduce wanted levels was also a good thing before but is sadly lacking here.

 

Still, I like this game better because once I killed someone when no one was around and there were no cops. The other time, someone got on their cell, took pics and said "I think he killed him. I'm calling the police" and in a few secs I could hear distant police sirens. I drove a short distance away but the police were looking around and they eventually found me and there was a great chase and escape. My wanted level even went to 4 stars but I finally managed to get rid of it entirely!

I think this is a great game. The map is certainly HUGE and it is going to be very tough to remember where to go because of the dense road layout in the cities.

#7 Posted by fanirama (924 posts) -
Stopped playing GTA IV pretty early because cars felt like they were driving on ice with buttered wheels. They made it ridiculous instead of fun. GTA V car handling is superb. It feels like a Need for Speed game handling with the way you can zoom around highways. I like the new mid air control and flip capability. I hated the previous ones where flip = insta flaming of car.
#8 Posted by fanirama (924 posts) -
This is exactly what I'm wondering too. I have 2 young kids in the house and I cannot play till they go to bed. And my parents occasionally watch the game with me so I was in for a rude shock with very profane words being used. Now, I couldn't care less about it, but I browsed the menus to see if it could be turned off. It was jarring in the presence of my parents even though I'm a grown man with kids. The game itself is spectacular. I'd easily rate it a 9.9/10. It is freaking HUGE with loads of things to do. However, the black guy and Trevor scare me along with Michael's wife because I don't know what adult situation to expect in front of my parents. LOL.
#9 Posted by fanirama (924 posts) -
It is kinda connected because of the whole Carolyn Petite review controversy.
#10 Posted by fanirama (924 posts) -

After Jeff Gerstmann, I think Kevin Van Ord is the best reviewer in Gamespot. His reviews are almost always spot on match with what I'm thinking of the game as well and he has a very pleasing and engaging voice. On the female side, I think Jane Douglas has one of the best looks and voices for a review.

Not trying to put anything negative against Carolyn Petite because her review was her opinion and 9.0 is still an excellent score.

I'm just curious who the other gamers think are good reviewers.