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29.11.2013 @ 21:01
.Volsung. said:Among the new mission types, I like the EXALT covert missions and rescues, and some of the new timed scenarios. I can see myself replaying this. No reason to ever to back to vanilla XCOM. ›››
Agreed! The EXALT missions add some much needed depth to the game and are a nice break from shooting aliens, Did you know you recover their weapons? They have the same stats as XCOM ones just different (and cooler looking IMO) skins. They'll show up when you go to equip the squad. MECS are fun to play too and their ability to remove cover can really save your bacon.
29.11.2013 @ 04:24XCOM: Enemy Within and AC-Black Flag. Really enjoying what Firaxis did, the new material changes the game radically but in a good way. My tactics are more risk taking and aggressive now. The new technologies make that approach a little more viable. Plus there's dozens of new maps and the aliens will invade your base this time around-but that wasn't as bad as the new Chryssalid hive mission-still have nightmares about that one. The difficulty curve is still the same-tough going in the beginning and a bit of a cake walk at the end.
Black Flag is fun as well. Just challenging enough for enjoyable causal play, a better story (no Desmond) than the last couple of AC games and the new protagonist, Edward the Welshman is more interesting and likable than Connor. The sailing & pirating stuff is so engaging I kept getting sucked away from the main story though. The usual AC problems are still there-the janky free running (if I had a dollar for every time I bounced off a wall into a mob and died or ran off a building or cliff and died I 'd quit my day job), the stealth mechanics are ridiculous and borderline non existent-but that's OK AC has never been much of a stealth series. Combat is a little better this time. Enemies still come at you one at a time but they're faster and seem to do more damage. Its actually pretty easy to die during a ship boarding fight.
29.11.2013 @ 03:42Am alternating between "Sorrows of Empire" by Chalmers Johnson and "The Lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch. Sorrows is a good book, well researched and he avoids descending into a rant, but I have to put it down sometimes-I get too angry, frustrated and sad. So some fantasy action is just the ticket to pick me up. Lies is a lot of fun, good world building, interesting characters, a well plotted story and no Elves! I love Tolkeinesque fantasy as much as the next person but its nice to get away from it sometimes.
07.10.2013 @ 15:45This is headed to theaters in Jan...it looks like kinda foolish, but if was a video game I'd probably play it
23.09.2013 @ 02:27
slimgrin said:Have you checked out Longmire Bloth? It's not the most innovative series, but sticking a dysfunctional John Wayne type character in modern Montana/Wyoming has its charm. ›››
Thumbs up for Longmire, not as good as Justified but still pretty entertaining...and Katee Sackoff is always a plus. The books are worth reading if you can get a hold of them, there's nine so far. Crime fiction is one of my guilty pleasures
This Breaking Bad comedy skit is worth watching just for the joke at the end: