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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really like this open-ended pick whatever skills you want each level thing. I want to be leveling to 99, get +5 hp, +2 mp, 1 str, 1 cha, with no choices.

It's too hard to know if I'm doing it right. And the whole barter/speech/influence/talk nonsense. I'd rather just shoot someone in the face.

Kefka never gave you the option to talk him out of being a crazy, world-destroying motherfucker. You just had to kill him.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oblivion is such that unless you picked a diverse spread of a bunch of skills you never plan on using as your main skills at chargen you are doing it wrong.

Seriously.

Stupid bullshit.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only open-ended RPG I can at all get behind (it's semi-open-ended):



My favorite RPG... with Legend of Dragoon coming in at a close second.

Also, I was thinking of picking up KOTOR for xbox... I remember it being the rage around DOOMCom... worth the cheddar?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is. KOTOR is good.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KOTOR is good stuff. It uses a pseudo-d20 system so if you are familiar with that you'll have the upper hand.

KOTOR 2 was almost amazing, but it got released way too early and without enough polish to really bring out the subtleties that would have rocked the RPG world. It's pretty much slightly better than mediocre now, but completely worthwhile if you play the first. It also gets a lot into the moral/philosophical side of the Force while also obeying canon... it just doesn't really bring it out very well because of the complete lack of polish/lack of a real ending.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our good friend and lord and master Matthew Woodring Stover should write KOTOR 3 and explore the moral and philosophical aspects of the Force. I still can't get over how good Traitor was, and how well he did that exploration.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really need to read that book.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
I really need to read that book.


Unfortunately it's in the middle of the longest series of Star Wars books, but I think you can just read it and some Wookieepeedia summaries. It is really, really good. As I said before, far and away the best Star Wars book (not saying much). His take on the Force is pretty much what I always thought it should be, the whole there is no dark/light "side" and all that. Shades of gray.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may have read it, now that I think about it... may need to reread it. I was thinking of the one with Mace Windu, but Traitor is about the Yuuzhan Vong, right? Did I spell that right?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a total Jacen fest.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this freaking robot for real?

"Communist target acquired."

"Death is a preferable alternative to communism."
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If only that robot was for real.

The world would be a much better place with Liberty Prime.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Morrowind game is awful. Could it possibly be less fun and more confusing?

At least Oblivion looked good while it was sucking.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Communism is the very definition of failure."
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
This Morrowind game is awful. Could it possibly be less fun and more confusing?

At least Oblivion looked good while it was sucking.


Yeah, it's really not everyone's cup of tea. If you don't think it would be cool to read in-game books and explore to find really odd out of the way places just for the sake of it, you're gonna want to look elsewhere.
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