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Bioshock Infinite (Any Gamers?)

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  1. EthanDirtch

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    I'm late! But, I own and played and thoroughly enjoyed 'Bioshock Infinite'. The game makes you care about Elizabeth (the girl on the cover), much like how 'The Walking Dead' video makes you care about its characters. And, I don't just mean you 'fall in love' with her, but to me it's like she's this girl you just want to take care of and see happy. When you get that reaction out of a video gamer you know you're doing something right!

    Civ was mentioned here, I'm primarily a Civ V gamer. Really only ever introduced to the series in Civ IV.

    I play a lot of my games on PC primarily because of Steam. Whenever the summer or winter sales come on you get massive deals on even newer games, it's awesome. The biggest problem you'll run into is restraining yourself from buying too many games :p

    And, I need a new HDD meself (saw that mentioned in the thread), but I'm debating whether I should just clone everything onto the new drive, or start fresh and go through the painful process of reinstalling *everything*. @_@
     
  2. Chris

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    DEFINITELY save yourself the trouble and keep your data. Going back and trying to get everything you need is a real pain, and while I can understand the draw of having a fresh start versus years of data you may not need immediately, it's incredibly devastating to lose it all in one fell swoop.

    I loved the Bioshock Infinite storyline, and you're completely right, it does make you really and truly care about Elizabeth. I've never had that happen in a video game before, and it just shows how well written and well rounded the story is. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to the next DLC, which is unquestionably just a big piece of fan-service, but to that same end, to get to go back into Rapture before it's decimated is just...wow...cannot wait for that!

    Yay Civ :). If you ever get the chance, go back and at least give Civ III a try. Civ II doesn't hold up too well these days, sadly, but Civ III is still very playable, and well worth a look. It's so much simpler than what the modern Civs are about, but there is so much fun to be found in the simple approach. If you want to see what Civ II was like, FreeCiv is essentially Civ II, but free...not really a good experience by today's standards, though.

    Those Steam sales are terrible. I feel like my wallet is constantly being assaulted when those sales come around, and I just can't help myself from buying games I really want, but don't necessarily need. I bought a game I've been tracking for around 10 years in this past sale (System Shock 2 :)), and while I'm loving the game and loving seeing a lot of the early groundwork that Irrational Games took to become the Bioshock experience, I can't help but feel stupid for buying it at a time when I really can't afford to be buying games...and then I went on and did it another two times with Fallout 3 GOTY and Fallout New Vegas...I seem to have no willpower when it comes to Steam :(.

    Chris
     
  3. EthanDirtch

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    I totally get what you mean about the sale! Just like you I bought New Vegas, as well as Borderlands 2, and they're both gathering digital dust. The only game I've bought that I've been playing the heck out of is NBA2K13 :p All in all I think I ended up spending $70+ across several games and several DLCs >_> Would have been more if I hadn't already bought most of the games I wanted earlier this year.

    I actually didn't know about the BioShock Infinite DLC! :O Will need to check that out, for sure!

    And yeah, Elizabeth...I know she's a fictional character, but she'd be the kind of person you wanted to hang out with, and also protect and cherish. They really did a bang up job with the animations (facial and body expressions) as well as the voice acting. The story, the dialogue, really hooked me. And, with the ending, it was really REALLY bittersweet. It's not like the original BioShock where if you get everything just right everything turns out okay for *every*one. I don't want to spoil it, but I think you get what I mean, yeah?

    ugh, I can't touch another Civ right now. Civ V alone sucked my life in for so long @_@

    I'll have to look into finding a good cloning program, then, regarding the HDD. Right now my problem is that I have two HDDs and one of them is partitioned so that it's all windows/essentials stuff on one end and games on the other, but all my games right now save automatically to the windows user data stuff and keeps sucking up memory there >_> I can't readjust the memory allocation either, for some reason.
     
  4. Entervixen

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    Newest game I'm playing is Paper Mario Sticker Star. I bought it because a Kotaku reviewer said it was a bipolar video game. I laughed and asked, "How can a video game be bipolar? I'M bipolar lol!" So I bought it. And found out it's a freaking bipolar video game. It's still good, but man does it piss me off sometimes.
     
  5. EthanDirtch

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    Still playing NBA2K13 >_> Need to get on Borderlands 2 and Torchlight II, though <_< and Skyrim DLCs...and New Vegas...@_@
     
  6. Chris

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    The game that's got me sucked in right now (other than Civ V) is Batman Arkham Asylum. I never played it when it was new, so I just recently picked it up after a friend raved about Arkham City, and wow! I'm not really a Batman fan, but this game is so much fun. I've only played about two or three hours of the game so far, but it is just so interesting to see all of those characters and play through the story with a few new ones...it's just such a unique game and I can't wait to finish it and move onto Arkham City (and maybe even Arkham Origins afterwards).

    Also, the ending to Infinite really got me down at first. Such a fantastic story, and what could have been a really exquisite ending turned into something so strange. It's still fantastic, but there was so much more they could have done.

    Chris
     
  7. EthanDirtch

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    I liked the ending; it was a tough pill to swallow, and you REALLY had to think about it for awhile afterwards. And, like I said, it was really bittersweet. I'd say more on why, but again, spoilers >_>

    The Arkham series of games are phenomenal. Take it from a Batman fanatic! What I like most was how rooted the franchise is with the tone of the Animated TV show back in the late 90s/early 00s. It's hard not to see that bringing in all the creative geniuses behind the cartoon as well as all the popular voice actors such as Hamill and Conroy. Great great games!
     
  8. Chris

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    Agreed, completely bittersweet ending. That's why I'm looking forward to this DLC and the third DLC. They're obviously going to flesh out parts of the story, but I'm extremely curious as to how they'll accomplish it based on events in the plot.

    Arkham Asylum is so really grabbing me in now, and I'm sort of flying through the game. It's fantastic, and I completely understand why people raved about it. Loving it!

    Chris
     
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    The Arkham series, I felt, was a really good blend of open-world exploration, a really fluid combat system, and a dynamic movement mechanic really capitalizing on some of Batman's most commonly known gadgets. And, again, the work from the 90s/00s TV show really shines in the dialogue and tone. It's dark, it's heady, and it's very Batman.
     
  10. Chris

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    The dialogue's fantastic, and I find it absolutely hilarious listening to the people scattered around the island randomly talking while you're going about your business. Some of the dialogue during fight scenes when you're stalking from above is great, and when Joker interjects it can be really funny! Shows just how much thought they put into it, and how deep each character can be.

    Chris
     
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    It makes me want to be Batman. Ya know, filthy rich, ridiculously cut, and a borderline sociopath moonlighting as a giant bat zip lining from rooftop to rooftop breaking the arms and legs of misguided individuals who had the ill-fortune to prance around wearing clown make up. ~nodnods~ You're making me want to play through this whole series again, Chris!

    Another game I really enjoyed over the past 12 months is Dishonored. I haven't yet played the 2 DLCs out, but I will eventually.
     
  12. Chris

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    You should go through them again, they're awesome (well, I can't speak for Arkham City yet, but Arkham Asylum...wow!) :D

    Dishonored was good, definitely, but I kept getting distracted while playing it. I'm a massive Fable fan, and I somewhat expected it to be Fable with American accents, but when it got to the various powers I just didn't get into it the same way I did with Fable. I do want to play through once more, so hopefully next time I'll enjoy it a bit more!

    Chris
     
  13. EthanDirtch

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    I actually enjoyed NOT using the powers, aside from Blink. It was a lot of fun. Admittedly, it was mostly due to the achievements for not using powers and not killing anyone, which I managed to do with much difficulty. There definitely was a lot of...I guess sense of accomplishment in taking out a whole room full of guards without anyone noticing, haha. Much like in the Arkham games ^^ Although with the number of people I put to sleep in Dishonored I was always concerned the game would bug out on me and throw bodies through the entire map and ruining my no kill session :p
     
  14. Chris

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    Hmm...I've never tried the no-kill route, will have to give that a go on my next playthrough!
     
  15. EthanDirtch

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    I loved the challenge! No kill plus no powers! Aside from blink, like I said. It was fun, though there are certain things you just can't do like take out a tall boy, for instance.
     
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    This is old news to anyone I'm friends with on facebook, but OMG Terraria is awesome.
     
  17. Chris

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    That's one of those games I've constantly thought about getting into, but never have. Worth the look then, I take it? :D
     
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    It's definitely worth it. I've been playing it for three or four days straight, and nothing holds my attention like that. The last game I played like this was Dragon Age 2 actually, which I beat in four or five days. There is a wealth of things to do, and a million ways to do it. My husband has it on Vita and we have the game on the PS3, so we've actually been playing co-op (it's so awesome it has cross play), and as much as I normally hate multiplayer/co-op, it's a load of fun. And it's accidentally hilarious. Like the first time I dug deep enough to find lava. A skeleton snuck up on me, almost knocked me into the lava, and then fell in himself to catch on fire and run off. I couldn't stop laughing. The way the bunnies in the game explode when a zombie walks over one is hilarious. And all night my husband and I were cracking up because he decided to drain the two oceans in the game (there's one on either side of the map) into the massive network of tunnels he's dug with the idea that he can tunnel down farther and drop all the water on the lava at the bottom, turning it all into obsidian at once. And he's succeeding. It's definitely a worthwhile purchase.
     
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  19. Chris

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    That does sound fun. I'll have to give it a go!
     
  20. Entervixen

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    I do recommend starting off with the smallest world size. You can import any character into any world you create, so starting small will make the game a lot more accessible. I started with the largest and boy did I bite off more than I could chew. I started a second world just to create the small one and it's a lot easier in scope of size. It only takes an in-game day in the small one to get to either side of the map, and thus either dungeon, whereas in the large it's days worth of travel either direction, and there are multiple of the super buff areas instead of just the one like in the small.
     

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