The Machina: Eh, I still haven't made the Bazaar Bargain and I have shit pinpoint accuracy, so I suck with the Sniper. The whole tracer rounds thing reminds me of Metroid Prime Hunters'... Trace's... oh, that lazor beam sniper weapon (bad memory is bad), it gave away position, especially to other snipers.
The Diamondback: Not a bad idea, I've always like crits obtained through specific means (Frontier Justice), and it doesn't even downgrade the ammo count (yet). Still going to keep the Enforcer, though. That little thing has saved me quite a few times. Can't burn me if I'm in not in your flamethrower's range, can ya Pyro!? Oh, is that your Flare Gun? Now you see me... now you don't!
Purity Fist: Oh, well that looks cool, I wonder what it does-*looks at the description* Wait... what? Oh, I've no interest in you now, even The Machina has higher priority than you. My G.R.U. laughs uncontrollably in your face.
The Widowmaker and The Short Circuit: OMFG Engie weapons! *pelvic thrust* HYES, HYES... *cough cough* ok... so, Metal is the new Ammo (I'm actually quite surprised that hasn't been the central point in an other new set of Engie weapons, [sarcasm]but with Valve constantly spewing out new Engie updates, it was hard to find the right moment for it, no?[/sarcasm]) and these new weapons stink of AgroEngie. The only thing that worries me is spy checking with these weapons and if the Engie will still be able to build and upgrade now that he replaced his mecha hand with a pew pew gun. I mean, when I decide to go the Gunslinger-Frontier Jusice Engie, I still make a Teleporter for my team. Of course, no where does it state that the Engie will loose those abilities... I guess the animations will just be different if he equips the Short Circuit. I look forward to personally testing these weapons and subsequentially await and get accustomed to the nerfs/buffs they'll give them after a few days.
Final Opinion: Fucking finally Engie gets some love (if ya can't tell, Engie's my favorite class, pardner). I guess I'm going to have to buy some backpack expanders soon, I do love how my backpack is organized. And at least they ain't Soldier weapons (who happens to be my 2nd favorite class)... I mean, seriously, 3 new Rocket Launchers (including The Original, the Quake themed Rocket Launcher that basically a reskin... I hate reskins, except the Frying Pan) over the course of a few months? GTFO, I still love my Black Box (though there was a time in which I was infidel with the Liberty Launcher). Though the Righteous Bison is still awesome.
... *looks at the size of the post* God, am I nerdy...
Looks like Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 3 will actually get made . . . but not by Hothead Games, instead it will be a 2D RPG by Zeboyd Games (creators of Breath of Death VII and Cthulth Save the World).
I was SOOOO tempted to originally write this post as "Episode 3 is finally coming!! . . ." and leave it at that and make you all think it was HL2: Episode 3
EDIT: Played a few hours of the update, it's pretty good.
- Nice fun, powerful ranged boss, that can plow through both teams. Has a visible health bar. Killing it gives you a achievement. - The "portal" to the underworld it leaves behind is pretty awesome, (just run to the white gate like object as fast a you can, otherwise ur will bleed to death) when you pop out the other side you will have temp uber, kritzs and overheal. - When it finally dies, it leaves another colored portal (the bombincom) where you race up to a little shrine thingy and you can wait for book to become available, when you jump into, you can get the 2nd achievement. Though you can just kill each other when your there . . .
- Tons of people are going as Scouts. The portals, left behind can be in the air, meaning you to jump high into them (I'm been rocket jumping as a soilder into them) The portals would be better if they would just stay on the ground. - Only servers registered with Valve, have gift drops.
Last Edit: Oct 28, 2011 1:25:12 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5