Either I forgot that Zeno Clash 2 was announced; or I simply didn’t know but OH MY GOD IT’S ZENO CLASH 2! I simply loved Zeno Clash, it was one of those games that I simply adored. Judging from my let’s play not many felt the same way; but I love the crazy world and the combat. And that’s all there really is to the game isn’t there? Yet; it’s one of those games that I don’t think I’ll ever forget and I just pray that the sequel will be a real good one as to not spoil the name.
This trailer makes me super excited to play more:
So after nearly a month (last recorded set was 9 feb!) I got my sorry ass to record another set. I recorded set 3 of Mark of the Ninja which I thoroughly enjoyed. It really is an excellent game that I missed playing. I have actually not been playing much of any game for the past month. I’ve played an hour of Ni No Kuni here and there and some random Tetris on PS3. That’s really all I’ve been playing for the past month, I’ve been rather busy with life. Something I’ve said ages ago about wanting to be more outgoing and social which seems to be happening slowly now.
In fact, a lot of my free time is spent either recovering from a busy day at work or spending time with friends in the weekend and exercising. This has been leaving me with little time for gaming, or maybe it is that I’ve been craving it less than I have before. I’m not exactly sure on that. It is a rather weird thought and seems totally incorrect, but it has snuck into the back of my mind.
I recently completed some of the games I’ve been playing, which is not something I do too often. I also really enjoyed the games for various reasons so I figured I’d write my reasons for recommending those games and what stood out about them. So, let’s kick it off.
What makes Resonance special is the story telling, the way it delivers the story is excellent, the voicework of the characters is good and contributes to pulling you into the story. You want to know what’s going to happen next and it largely succeeds in that. There was 1 moment after set 3 where I got fed up with it because I was stuck in a puzzle as I had forgot to do an (in hindsight) obvious thing, but after doing that it immediately roped me in. I also really liked the idea of the ending, it’s just a shame that you can get an actual “good ending”. Watch the videos to see what I mean with this.
A completely different beast, and much more action-packed! This one carries a lot of nostalgia for me and I think it’s a near-perfect game. It gets ridiculously difficult/harsh at times, but other than that – it’s an awesome game. It’s fun to play, it’s got a very loose but interconnected story of 3 characters with wildly different endings. It was one of those games that I just had to record a lot of whenever I played it, I recorded it in 2 days – something that I normally never do. But it was just impossible to not play more of it. I might just get back to it much later to maybe play through the Warrior campaign, but I’m also very curious as to how many people will watch me go through it; I’m expecting barely anybody.
Alice: Madness Returns
This one took me a while to get through, it’s a much longer game than I expected it would be. It’s also very good, I really enjoyed the whole story-arc of how Alice is doing psychologically and how it reflects on wonderland. I thought that this was exceptionally well done. Especially towards the end, it is simply wonderful and a delight to play through. The cutscenes deserve special mention as well, they had such a unique look which deserves praise purely from an artistic perspective as well as yet again drawing you in the world where everything’s just not right.. sort of unsettling in a way.
The combat system also is very good, I didn’t quite manage to upgrade all my weapons to maximum, but I also didn’t feel like I needed to. The combat system is very responsive and gives you slowmotion-moments when you’re about to get attacked. I still found it surprisingly difficult to not get hit at all despite of this system. I did however get a feel for it and proceeded through the combat at a good pace, it’s challenging but the systems and feel are there to make you really enjoy it.
As you might know, I really like my rpg’s. I also really like J-RPG’s and have been feeling that there’s been a real lack of good releases lately. Then I saw Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. I hadn’t been keeping up much so this release sort of came out of nowhere for me. First of all and likely the first thing you’ll notice is that the game is absolutely gorgeous. It has such a great looking style to it that very few games seem to get just right, only the Naruto Shippuudden: Ninja Storm games come to mind, but even they are on a level below what Ni No Kuni is.
Then what else I love about this game is that it combines 2 things I love: RPG’s with free-roaming/active combat and.. “pokemon”. You can collect your own familiars and train them, much like pokemon; but you can also equip them and that to me sounds just awesome. I will probably be spending ages finding new monsters and training them up. It’s such an addictive thing, combining that with real-time combat sounds amazing. Add in an apparently great story and this sounds like a truly amazing game. From what I’ve read and seen; it looks like that’s true. I’ve not really heard anything bad about it and everyone seems to agree; it’s a masterpiece.
Here’s a Video Review:
Looks like I’ll be losing quite some time on this game, I can’t wait!
I’ve found myself playing a lot of NOX over the past couple of days. It’s one of those games I played in my childhood that really stuck with me. I’m not a fan of hack’n'slash games, which NOX is similar too; but it’s easily different enough to grab my attention. For those not in the know about NOX, it’s a top-down RPG in which you play as 1 of 3 classes which have stories that are intertwined. You will get experience, buy skills, weapons, armor, level up and go through traps and dungeons. All the while feeling like an action game, and that’s where NOX shines. It’s an old game that still looks very good, it’s aged well apart from the obviously lower resolution now.
A good example of how much fun this game is is when I went to do a test recording, a normal test recording consists of maybe 5 to 10 minutes of running around and seeing if there’s any hiccups. With NOX I found myself playing for over an hour and suddenly realizing this as I was finishing some of the early chapters. I totally lost myself in the game and wanted to keep pushing on.
As far as the Let’s Play is concerned; I started recording the Conjurer (which is the mix character, unlike the straight-forward Warrior and spell-focused Wizard). I’ll probably finish recording the Conjurer soon, if I haven’t already by the time I post this. The question I currently have is if I shall go through the Warrior and/or the Wizard classes as well. I can think of some pro and cons of doing it and not doing it, but I’m favoring not recording more of it. Primarily because it leaves 2 campaigns of the game that are completely different for viewers to play through, which gives them more reason to buy the game which I’m hoping people will do because NOX is an amazing game I want people to play and enjoy.
GOG.com just launched their “End of the world sale” with a lot of games on sale. Amongst them was the “Indie RPG” bundle.
I already owned Legend of Grimrock, so GOG would let me have those games for… $11? 2 of the games were priced at “$NaN”. So I clicked to purchase and it said I saved $68, sounds good to me. As it turns out I guess there was a small glitch in the code as it seems to have given me 2 games for free, which must be the $NaN ones.
Afterwards I checked in another browser and the games did indeed have a price then. So I suppose I lucked out and got an even better offer than I was supposed to. I then also bought Divine Divinity & King of Dragon Pass, making my purchases:
- Geneforge 1-5
- The Real Texas
- Divine Divinity
- Divinity 2
- King of Dragon Pass
Did you guys pick up anything on the sale?
So I was one of many steam users that had problems with the 4th episode of the game, since the game didn’t recognize that I had finished episode 3. To fix it, you have to follow the following steps:
This is for the issue where the game says you’ve not finished episode 3 and you can select episode 4 it’ll say “do you want to start the episode with randomized choices?” Going through the end of episode 3 again will not help.
This indeed fixes that issue, you have to do the following:
- Go to the following directory in your steam folder: %steam%\steamapps\common\the walking dead\Pack\WalkingDead103 — (%steam% can be C:\Program Files\Steam for instance)
- Copy the prefs.prop file.
- Go to My Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead
- Rename the prefs.prop file to prefs.prop.original.
- Paste the prefs.prop file you copied.
That will then most likely have fixed your savefile problems, it did for me.
I was playing some Lord of the Rings Online when I was going through some crypts in the Barrow Downs, near Bree. I killed a named monster and it popped up a deed to kill all the masters of the crypts around there, which seemed like fun to me as it’s really beneficial to be around that area and just kill things for various reasons. I ran into a Master Elite monster which basically 3-shot me, I asked for help and sure enough, someone took their time to help me out and even went beyond that and helped me out with the remaining crypts.
That was all fun and nice up to that point, but then I noticed one of the items I picked up from one of the undead wights:
Barrow-Brie: “It’s Barrow-brie! It’s quite smelly and no doubt highly deadly. Only the unwise would eat it.”
So what do I do? I eat it of-course! and what happens? My character gets sick and dies. On the up-side, I did get a title “The Unwise”, I definitely earned that one didn’t I?