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Which games are you currently playing?

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basically name a game or more that you are currently playing (or have been recently) and say what you think of it.

Prince of Persia (newest): It is OK, not as good as the last 3, the removal of death as a deterrent is irritating, I wish they had not done it, it seems like a way to appeal to "casuals". I think the combat is dry and repetitive also.

Smash Bros:brawl: Overall an excellent game, however a lot of the mechanics from melee worked better in my opinion

Halo Wars: the best RTS I have played on a console, over simplified compared to PC ones, although that is to be expected. It is a pity Ensemble don't exist anymore

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  • The battery life isn't as bad as people make it out to be. It beats most modern laptops, or at least my laptop. When you use it a lot you go into a routine where you have it on all day and charge it while you sleep. I have a friend who never turns his system off, partly because he doesn't have to and partly because of StreetPass, which is one of the system's most surprisingly addictive features.

    It's also really easy to replace the battery with better one, the bottom panel can be taken off with a screwdriver and the batteries are not that expensive to order.

  • Well, shit. Rather Dashing just informed me that the Zelda 3DS, previously reported to be European-only, is coming out here in Black Friday bundles. And I'm currently without a job.

  • Ah, first world problems* :D But seriously, sounds like it is time to start saving. The 3DS version of OoT is awesome, it looks fantastic and runs so smoothly. Plus they've updated plenty of little things, like pushing giants rocks takes like half the time. And those Zelda themed systems look great.

    *I say this while in the predicament of not having a job myself and also not having enough money for both Super Mario 3DS Land AND Skyword Sword**. Sometimes being a young, middle-class white male sucks so bad!

    **For the record I'm going with Skyword Sword. It looks potentially unmissable.

  • It's nice to learn that even after all these years we can still confuse somebody's gender on these forums...

    Just goes to show we haven't lost ALL our charm.

  • I'm sorry to jump on the Skyrim bandwagon, but I will honestly admit that its probably one of the best games I've ever played in years.

    I decided to be a Wood elf, specialising in the bow, but also making sure I had a good balance of other stuff as well.

    I'll tell you one great thing about the bow, it works GREAT with sneaking.
    You get a good sneak skill going, and you can get one or two heavy hits in before they even get close.

    Its even better if they don't notice you, as you get 2x sneak damage on top.
    (Which instakills many weaker enemies)

    I've slain 3 dragons so far.
    2 white dragons, and 1 black dragon.

    Not all too difficult, especially since with the bow's timeslow ability I can get a good shot or two while the dragon is flying around.
    And a few arrows on him when he lands, and after about 5 mins, he's dead.

    Though the Black dragon caused me trouble.
    Not the dragon itself, but the demon that burst out of the chest after I approached the pedestal.

    He did some massive damage with fire spells, and I was honestly struggling pretty bad, but I managed to find some cover on the second or third try, and baited his fire magic into the rock to avoid damage, and popped out to nail him with some arrows before he has a chance to recast.

    Killing the demon was really worth it, because his mask gives me bonuses in bow, lockpicking and alchemy.

    Currently on level 11. I'm not rushing in to level unless I really feel it necessary.

    Got a horse, a few thousand gold, I've accidentally killed one companion, (the wood elf. Who was awesome, since he trains your bow skill and if he's in your party, you can just take the gold back! XD (I didn't reload, as I didn't need him anymore since my bow skill was over 40 anyway).

    And despite all of this, I'm STILL lost!
    (Maybe I shouldn't have taken that left turn at Albuquerque)

  • @Rather Dashing said: TIL Woodsyblue is male.

    If it makes you feel any better, I already knew because I just outright asked him two years ago to avoid confusion.

  • @Rather Dashing said: TIL Woodsyblue is male.

    Did somebody say something while I was sleeping? And Dashing is 100% correct, I am a guy; despite my pretty, pretty avatar.

    Edit: Updated my biography so hopefully there will be less confusion in future.

  • @Woodsyblue said: I am a guy; despite my pretty, pretty avatar.

    Your avatar reminds me of this:

    HEsLf.png

    In fact, most blue haired anime characters remind me of this.

  • I wonder how effects can stack up in Skyrim

    Like I wonder if having 2 50% resistance to disease will make me immune.
    (I just bought an amulet that gives me 50% resistance to disease, and being a wood elf, I have that bonus already)

    Even if it doesn't make me immune, I bet it makes my character very unlikely to get ill.
    (Would make fighting Vampires easier, (heck even with 50% resistance I still got the disease, but luckily I had a potion handy to cure it!))

    EDIT: I think it also helps being mainly an Archer, as with careful sneaking, I can take many enemies down in one shot.

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