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  1. Morat20 says:

    As such, I’m digging it so far. Though I do wonder how much better the PS4 and/or XBone version would be.
    You playing on PC or 360/PS3?

    If the former, nada. If the latter, I don’t think you get the nemesis system — or at least not the full version of it. (That’s what was reported, but I haven’t seen an actual live review of the game on 360 or PS3 to find out for sure what got ported and what didn’t). I’ve been told by a number of people that it’s by far the best part of the game.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Morat20 says:

      I’m playing on the 360. So far, I have been trying desperately to *NOT* get killed but, when I finally did, it turned the archer who sniped me into a captain… who I am now stalking.

      I don’t know what the differences would be.Report

      • Morat20 in reply to Jaybird says:

        Me either. I just did some digging and it appears textures are worse (duh), they’ve toned down the number of enemies some, and supposedly the nemesis AI isn’t as good. Rougher animations and longer loading times, to boot.

        I had originally heard it was gutted entirely, although some of it actually has to remain (fighting your way up to the chiefs is, you know, critical plot stuff).

        On the PS4 version I heard a lot about how the captains evolve (in skill and appearance) and how they’ll taunt you over recent encounters, making it very…personal. 🙂

        A PS4 is our ‘big buy’ for Christmas for the family, so I’ve just decided to wait until then. Sad to say, but Shadow of Mordor is about the only game I’m interested in this year. It’s a real shallow holiday season for games. (The remastered GTA 5 and Last of Us seems nice, but I’m only getting them if they’re in the bundle I get).

        Just nothing exciting on tap.Report

      • Jaybird in reply to Jaybird says:

        You know, if they gave those things some kind of backwards compatibility (or had the option of buying a more expensive one with backwards compatibility), I’d have picked one up in the first month.

        I don’t understand why new generations refuse to put emulators on their hardware (or have the option of doing that) when the number of decent games in the new libraries can be counted on one hand.Report

      • Morat20 in reply to Jaybird says:

        Same here.

        Admittedly, hardware emulators are expensive — and the Xbox one was already too pricey, and the PS4 is expensive enough as is. Software emulators, though — they can be tricky to do, and backwards compatability is hard (OTOH, both Sony and MS know their hardware inside and out. It’s fixed.)

        PS4 wants to sell you on Playstation Now, wherein you RENT games for a week or a month or a day — where a lot of their PS3 catalog lurks — or outright buy them again, for a PS4 version. I suspect MS has similar designs — why go through the effort of creating an emulator when they can just charge you for your games again?Report

  2. Fish says:

    Dragon Age II. Yeah, as usual I’m years behind everyone else in gaming, but I feel like I want to be finished with the first two before starting Inquisition.Report

    • Hoosegow Flask in reply to Fish says:

      I’m in the same boat. I recently dusted off a save game that was over 2 years old and am trying to piece together the storyline from the middle of Act 2.Report

  3. North says:

    Standard D&D rules state that one’s alignment changes from neutral or good alignments to evil when they kill through feeding as an undead. This strikes me as reasonable especially considering that in a D&D setting an undead being is fundamentally imicidal to life (their presence in any concentration produces sickening in the land and withering in the wildlife).

    Liches do present an interesting question though as they apparently do not require any form of sustenance.

    I’m playing Dragon Age Inquisition. Quite enjoyable so far though I’m not sure yet if I like it as much as One or Two.Report