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
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Uh, I take that back. Atelier Firis has a lot of merits, but also a lot of drawbacks. It's extremely tedious for 100% completion, and there are all kinds of other flaws. Still good for the exploration aspect and certain plots like Liane's character events.
Aug 9, 2021 13:38:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know where I'd place it. A bit above Atelier Totori? A bit below it? I still think it's pretty good, at any rate. If only they could keep this game's engine but dial back its scale and make a traditional Atelier. Totally not foreshadowing anything.
Aug 9, 2021 13:45:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've finished Ys IX, so I'll be working on a detailed write-up and comparison with Ys VIII.
Aug 17, 2021 8:09:12 GMT -5
Spud: I try to keep up with here, but the proboard RSS feed suuuucks. And Thunderbird is barely passable as a feed aggregator. I feel like the internet was just better in 2007.
Sept 3, 2021 10:43:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I may have a little time to catch my breath...
Sept 6, 2021 19:09:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game progress update: Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX — defeated Falgior, so it's about 1/3 done (about 1/4 if I count post-game item grinding); WarioWare: Get It Together! — played up to the staff credits (about 5%, I guess).
Sept 15, 2021 12:30:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This pic is how I'd rate my games on Nintendo Switch so far (subject to change). Numbers are meant to show relative positions; like temperatures in °C and °F, absolute values don't mean much.
Sept 15, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -5