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  1. Avatar Fish says:

    Love Wasteland 2. So much. I didn’t play the original but I recognize a reference even when I don’t understand it. I’m actually starting over again because my character creation strategy has left me weak. ‘S okay, though. I enjoy the start of the game.Report

  2. Avatar Jesse Ewiak says:

    As far as I know, the Nemesis system for Shadows of Mordor (ya’ know, one of the main selling points of the game) isn’t as ambitious in the 360 or PS3 editions of the game.

    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/one-of-shadow-of-mordor-s-most-ambitious-features-scaled-back-for-xbox-360-ps3/1100-6417861/Report

    • Avatar Morat20 in reply to Jesse Ewiak says:

      NOOOO!!!

      The Nemesis system is what sold me on it. And I don’t want to buy a PS4 or Xbox One yet….

      And I don’t want to play it on PC. Seems like a perfect console game.Report

      • Avatar Morat20 in reply to Morat20 says:

        That sad, I’d really like to see an actual list — all the articles are based on a single interview in February, and the 360/PS3 version isn’t out until next month. What, exactly, did they cut?Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Jesse Ewiak says:

      Hrm. This is actually a pretty brilliant marketing technique.Report

      • Avatar Morat20 in reply to Jaybird says:

        What? Nemesis? Or scaling it back?

        Given the fact that the numbers of 360s and PS3’s in existance > the next gen ones, and the fact that the publisher of Shadows of Morder isn’t tied to any particular console maker, I’m guessing their stated reasons (hardware limitations forcing some scale backs) are probably accurate.

        They’ve got no reason to forego sales (and go through the effort of reducing a feature set) just to push more people to PS4. Anyone not buying Shadow of Morder for 360 or PS3 because it’s “not as good” is a sale they’re not getting.Report

  3. Avatar Hoosegow Flask says:

    The original Wasteland had been sitting on my HD, untouched, for some time. I did try it for a bit, not intending to play to completion, but just to get a feel for the game. My biggest problem when trying to play older games is not the graphics, it’s always the interface. The interface for a game released in the 80s is horrible by today’s standards. Early on, the characters have to climb over some rocks at a few different spots in a cave. It takes 5 keystrokes per attempt:

    Press ‘u’ for use
    Select character number
    Press ‘s’ skill
    Select number of appropriate skill
    Select direction to apply skill

    I’ve also started playing Endless Legend. I’m quite fond of 4X games. Nothing makes the hours disappear for me quite like them.Report

  4. Avatar Reformed Republican says:

    I have still been playing my way through Conquest of Elysium 3. It is definitely an interesting strategy game. I also got a copy of The Banner Saga for the iPad, and I have been having a good time with that.

    If you guys keep talking about wasteland 2, I might end up getting that as well, especially with Pillars of Eternity being delayed.Report