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27-05-2011, 06:25 PM
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Re: What are you playing now and next?

I completed Homefront and Brink recently. Just over half way through L.A. Noire - very good but disappointing game. Also playing through Grand Theft Auto IV, a fantastic ride, as well as Assassin's Creed II.

Second playthroughs of Red Dead Redemption, Dead Space 2, BioShock 2 and God of War III in the future. As well as a third Uncharted 2 playthrough.


     
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28-05-2011, 12:11 AM
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How is 999? I've heard lots of great things about that game. Could anyone shed some light on the core gameplay?
It's a Graphic Novel first off, and a Puzzle/Adventure game second. It's one where you can't see the whole storyline on a single playthrough, and it in fact takes at least 6 to see every last ending. I believe you can actually get the "true" ending in 2 playthroughs if you do it JUST right.

The graphic novel sections can be fast-forwarded if you've already read them, and it will stop as soon as a bit of text appears that you haven't read before (easy way to tell when you're hitting new text.)

The storyline is very history and occult centered, and rather interesting.

The only other games that remotely compare to it that have been released in the west, The Ace Attorney series, Disgaea Infinite, Hotel Dusk, Theresia, Professor Layton, Puzzle Agent...

It's more storyline centered than puzzle centered though, Layton is definitely more puzzle-centered. There's no backtracking, and everything you need to solve the puzzle is in just a small series of rooms you're trapped in for that puzzle.

That's probably the biggest difference. If not for the no-backtracking thing, you could almost compare it to the old Sierra games or the Telltale games, but it's much tighter than those.


     
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28-05-2011, 12:21 AM
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Aaaaaaaaaaaand that's Vanquish down and out. A little shorter than I expected.

Gotta say that the final battles were fairly small-fry affairs compared to some of the goliath show-stoppers that had finished previous chapters. The story is utter nonsense but that's to be expected. I loved the look of the game, especially the lighting - far far better than Bayonetta. Bayonetta had more charm and sense of playfulness though.

Great action game - the west simply can't pull of that depth, style and control like the east can. Those that keep saying Japanese game development has lost its significance are clearly not playing the right games.


     
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28-05-2011, 10:58 AM
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Recently completed Dead Space 2 and Portal 2 both excellent games.

Nearly finished Crysis 2 campaign on PC, which aint bad but I prefer the open environments and multiple approach style gameplay of the previous games, this just feels like another COD game repackaged and stinks of console port.

Playing Brink (PC) online, which can be quite addictive but nothing mega special.

I've got Bioshock 2 installed still waiting to be started properly, will give that a go when I finish Crysis 2.


     
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28-05-2011, 11:29 AM
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It's a Graphic Novel first off, and a Puzzle/Adventure game second. It's one where you can't see the whole storyline on a single playthrough, and it in fact takes at least 6 to see every last ending. I believe you can actually get the "true" ending in 2 playthroughs if you do it JUST right.

The graphic novel sections can be fast-forwarded if you've already read them, and it will stop as soon as a bit of text appears that you haven't read before (easy way to tell when you're hitting new text.)

The storyline is very history and occult centered, and rather interesting.

The only other games that remotely compare to it that have been released in the west, The Ace Attorney series, Disgaea Infinite, Hotel Dusk, Theresia, Professor Layton, Puzzle Agent...

It's more storyline centered than puzzle centered though, Layton is definitely more puzzle-centered. There's no backtracking, and everything you need to solve the puzzle is in just a small series of rooms you're trapped in for that puzzle.

That's probably the biggest difference. If not for the no-backtracking thing, you could almost compare it to the old Sierra games or the Telltale games, but it's much tighter than those.
Cheers Kaz, certainly sounds interesting...


     
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28-05-2011, 11:29 AM
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I've got Bioshock 2 installed still waiting to be started properly, will give that a go when I finish Crysis 2.
Excellent sequel. You won't be disappointed...


     
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28-05-2011, 10:30 PM
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Next games on my list: Castlevania Order of Ecclesia, and Prey for the 360...


     
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28-05-2011, 10:35 PM
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Aaaaaand Rocket Slime Adventures on DS has now fallen to my blistered thumbs. Though, in fairness, it only a true challenge in the tank vs tank battles.

Charming game. Doesn't really put a foot wrong for what it sets out to do.

Now, I've just beaten a pretty full on hardcore japanese twitch shooter and a more sedate action RPG collectathon thingie in the space of 24 hours. I'm really not sure what type of game to delve into next!


     
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