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  1. dhex says:

    fwiw, despite the boss fights, DXHR was a very good game. but they definitely bonked that up hard. i believe that they’ll do better this time around. it would be difficult, though not impossible, to do worse.Report

  2. Morat20 says:

    I pushed through the Human Revolution fights, mostly by using cheesy tactics.

    One of the bosses you can use a takedown move on if you time it just right (I got it on the second try), which short-circuits the entire fight. Another, you can cloak (you do have a cloak, right) and with the right weapon, can ALSO bypass most of the fight. I’m pretty sure the anger over the boss fights is why those two exploits weren’t removed.

    I didn’t get the Pacifist achievement, though — I didn’t realize the tutorial (where you had no non-lethal options and no stealth skills) counted and didn’t feel like slogging through it again.

    Mankind Divided I will, of course, be getting. 🙂Report

    • El Muneco in reply to Morat20 says:

      Speaking of cheesing fights, there’s a boss in No One Lives Forever that you’re supposed to fight like you’re playing Punch-Out!. Constrained space so you can’t just kite him, you have to bob and weave, ducking out of range when he telegraphs his signature move (yes, it’s a pure melee fight in a stealth shooter). Well, someone discovered that when he does that signature move, he becomes lower to the ground – low enough to jump up onto his head. Then, safe from reprisals, you can just punch your way through his health bar in peace. So it turns a long timing/endurance slog into a single timing/execution move.Report

  3. Damon says:

    Oh yeah, I’ll be getting DE.

    I actually enjoyed the last one. Frankly, I play that game like I did Thief and Skyrim: Sneaking around and killing. I have no prob killing. I just recently played the original witcher game. Got it for 1.99 on steam. Graphics sucked but the story line was compelling. So compelling I played Witcher 2 again. Now I have to wait for a new game. It’s a toss up on Fallout 4 or DEHR.

    I could always go back and play the old Marathon games someone ported for PC. Even though I’m growing tired of FPS.Report

    • Kimmi in reply to Damon says:

      Thief was good enough to play on hard mode (where killing was often a no go).
      If you haven’t played Dead Space, you may want to check it out. (It’s System Shock III, only without the rights).Report

  4. Fish says:

    Maybe it’s the Bloody Mary’s talking, but I laughed out loud at the “whoop whoop whoop” Vine.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Fish says:

      Curly truly is in a category unto his own.Report

      • Jaybird in reply to Jaybird says:

        Do you want to read the 2012 essay about the Three Stooges movie? Of course you do.

        Mini movie review of that movie: completely forgettable with a downright irritating cameo of the Jersey Shore people which started making absolutely zero sense years and years ago, but had a scene in the baby aquarium of a hospital that had me laughing so hard that I couldn’t breathe.

        So if you want a generally unfunny movie that has a non-zero amount of scenes that are so funny that you’ll wake up on the floor?

        Netflix it.Report

  5. Burt Likko says:

    So what’s the word on No Man’s Sky? Has anyone made the plunge, tried it out?Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Burt Likko says:

      Apparently, one player visited another player’s planet in the first 24 hours of the game being out and the designer expressed surprise that this happened even though the number of planets are, theoretically, in the quadrillions.

      Strikes me as being an example of the “birthday paradox”, if anything.

      (But, no, I haven’t played it.)Report