11:12 am - 07/08/2014

Video Game Post 2014.10

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1. Wildstar Review


I'm still inching my way toward Wildstar's current level 50 cap after dozens of hours of play, and I've only experienced a mere fraction of what's available in the game. This is almost always true for MMOs, but Wildstar manages that sense of an unending sea of content without much of it feeling like unnecessary padding. I've done a lot of this before, but here I can do it faster, more polished and with more expected of me. That's enough to keep me happy for now.

7 out of 10


2. Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Review


Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is awash in so much borrowed content, so many poorly executed examples of copy-and-paste design from its predecessors, that I can't help but wonder what happened. My best guess? A lack of time. Regardless, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a colossal failure, serving only as a reminder of how much better its predecessors were.

4.5 out of 10


3. Bioshock Infinite: Vita would have been Turn Based

Ken Levine still wishes that he could do a BioShock game on the PlayStation Vita, according to a series of recent tweets from the game designer, outlining that he envisioned a Final Fantasy Tactics-style game set in pre-fall Rapture.

Levine tweeted that Sony and developer Irrational Games' parent publisher 2K Games couldn't put a deal together when he "last checked" and that the two companies "seemed way more optimistic about this back in 2011." He added that he wished he could undertake the project himself "but lawyers and all that. I still love my Vita."


4. Driveclub PS4 Pack Revealed

The bundle is set to release alongside the game later this year in October, with European pricing set for €439.99. We're still trying to track down whether the bundle is confirmed for North America.

Anyone keen to pick it up will receive a PlayStation 4 console, DualShock 4 controller and a copy of the full Driveclub game, rather than just the PS Plus Edition.


5. Maxis Explains Absence of Toddlers and Pools in Sims 4

"The fact is, we owe you a clearer explanation for why pools and toddlers will not be in The Sims 4 at launch," executive producer Rachel Franklin starts. "It begins with new technology and systems that we built for this new base game for The Sims - a new AI system, new animation system, new audio positioning tools, new locomotion logic, new routing intelligence and much more are all entirely new in this game.


6. Wolf Among Us Episode 5 Review

The Wolf Among Us Episode 5: Cry Wolf is a wonderful cap to Telltale’s season. It made me not only want to replay the episode to see various outcomes, but the entire series to see if I had missed any clues planted early on. The writing is great, the action is satisfying, and living with the consequences of my decisions is fantastically powerful. Simply put, The Wolf Among Us’ finale provides some of the finest storytelling I’ve played in a long time.

9.3 out of 10


7. Pokemon X/Y Players can get Free Limited Edition Vivillon Now

A whopping 100 million Pokémon have been traded through the Global Trade Station since its launch, hence the previously announced giveaway of this bug/flying-type Pokémon. Vivillon--which is basically a butterfly--is a popular Pokémon for trading because it has a number of different wing patterns depending on the real-world location its owner resides in. For this giveaway, the special "Fancy Pattern Vivillon" you see above is being made available to fans for a limited time. It even comes equipped with an exclusive move, Hold Hands, which has no effect beyond showing a brief embrace between Vivillon and the move's target. (Hey, at least it's not Splash.)


8. Blind Nuzlocke Challenge of Pokemon Y

9. Best Genesis Schmups

10. Moon Orchestra Remix

11. Firefighters 2014

12. Lavender Town Syndrome Drink Recipe

2 oz Hpnotiq
1 oz Vodka (Regular or 100 proof for an extra kick)
.25 oz Grenadine
6 oz Sprite

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a tall glass over ice. Serve and tell ghost stories.


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punishermax 8th-Jul-2014 03:16 pm (UTC)
Sorry, it's been a while. Life got in the way~~

saintvlas22 8th-Jul-2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
Between this and that HP post underneath, all we need is a Sailor Moon post to really geek the fuck out.

nick_halden 8th-Jul-2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
I need a new mario game
milkchokolate 8th-Jul-2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
What is everyone playing? I got Outlast during the Steam sale and have been slowly plodding through it. Lord that game makes me so anxious but I love it.
punishermax 8th-Jul-2014 03:24 pm (UTC)
Sleeping Dogs
splatney 8th-Jul-2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
What a coincidence, so am I. Gorgeous game
gee 8th-Jul-2014 03:25 pm (UTC)
Trying to play the first Assassin's Creed game for my friend, cause she is playing Dragon Age Origins for me. We record ourselves playing so the other can watch lol. It's way different from my usual game choice though so I blow. Been poking around Fallout New Vegas as well.
somnus_angel 8th-Jul-2014 03:27 pm (UTC)
Dragon Age 2 before Inquisition comes out.
quiveringbeaver 8th-Jul-2014 03:28 pm (UTC)
I'm sitting here waiting for the last Wolf Among Us chapter to drop, but I'm guessing I have another hour and a half to wait until Steam updates.

Aside from that, I got stuck in Bravely Default and don't want to play it anymore. I might start Fire Emblem, people keep saying good things about it.
chibik3r0 8th-Jul-2014 03:29 pm (UTC)
Tales of Vesperia at the moment.

I'm kind of bored by it.
lord 8th-Jul-2014 03:31 pm (UTC)
I beat Dark Souls II finally, so now I'm playing/exploring the user generated campaigns of L4D2, a mix of FF VIII/XIV, and CS:GO.

I do want to get the music from Killer Is Dead. I bought that and Metal Gear Rising:Revengeance from the Steam sale.

Edited at 2014-07-08 03:34 pm (UTC)
quiveringbeaver 8th-Jul-2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
Ohh and Outlast. My friends have been trying to get me to play that so they can watch and laugh at me when I freak out. :/ NOPE
breadsandwiches 8th-Jul-2014 03:54 pm (UTC)
Civ 5...it has completely fucked up my sleep schedule but it's worth it

Edited at 2014-07-08 03:55 pm (UTC)
XxEmyll 8th-Jul-2014 03:58 pm (UTC)
Tales of the Abyss on the 3DS!
forcestrong 8th-Jul-2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
Mount and Blade, Payday 2. Thinking about replaying Saints Row 4 again.
timepassedyouby 8th-Jul-2014 04:14 pm (UTC)
Final Fantasy X remaster! Seven years later and I still hate the Yunalesca boss fight with a passion
mana_runigha 8th-Jul-2014 04:15 pm (UTC)
Outlast is so good and you should totally play The Whistleblower DLC. No spoilers, but it is freaky beyond anything I've seen in a game.
brownxeyedxdork 8th-Jul-2014 05:00 pm (UTC)
It's my first PS4 game and I'm having so much fun with it!
palmfoxx 8th-Jul-2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
bioshock: infinite and gta4
mattthew 8th-Jul-2014 05:40 pm (UTC)
i picked up pokemon xy again and have been breeding.
moonsenorita 8th-Jul-2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
Was playing Tales of Monkey Island but Humble Bundle just had a sale on some stuff I wanted so I'm playing Botanicula now and loving it. So pretty and relaxing
splatney 8th-Jul-2014 08:09 pm (UTC)
I just finished Dragon Quest VIII today, been playing some Sleeping Dogs, and I got hooked on Final Fantasy XIV again since my sister gave me three months as a birthday gift, also a friend just joined me so it's been very fun.
pumpkinskin 8th-Jul-2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
Persona 3 Portable for the PSP. I really like it so far.
wickedchild_md 8th-Jul-2014 11:06 pm (UTC)
Dragon Age: Origins followed by Dragon Age 2. Also Long Live the Queen.

But the love I have of Mass Effect is pulling me back and making me want to replay.
ezel90 9th-Jul-2014 04:29 am (UTC)
Just finished Atelier Escha & Logy, now I'm gonna start SMT Nocturne.
luna_incognita 8th-Jul-2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
Wolf Among Us reminds me how much I want to see the next ep of The Walking Dead. OMGAWWWW
somnus_angel 8th-Jul-2014 03:26 pm (UTC)
I need the final episode of The Wolf Among Us now, the wait is killing me.
sayuai 8th-Jul-2014 03:31 pm (UTC)
oh that's coming out today, isn't it? I completely forgot.
brownxeyedxdork 8th-Jul-2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
Me too!
All of the reviews are good so far and the wait is almost unbearable at this point.
somnus_angel 8th-Jul-2014 05:21 pm (UTC)
It's all downloaded on my steam and ready to go! I'll be back in 90 min with a box of tissues.
livetuned 8th-Jul-2014 03:28 pm (UTC)
lol that bioshock vita game ain't happening and frankly I don't want another one. at the end of the day Infinite was just Bioshock 1/2's stories combined and recycled.

and all this news on Sims 4 is just Maxis digging their graves further tbh.
quiveringbeaver 8th-Jul-2014 03:30 pm (UTC)
Is anyone surprised the Transformers game is bad, though
punishermax 8th-Jul-2014 03:31 pm (UTC)
last couple were actually pretty good
quiveringbeaver 8th-Jul-2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
Genuinely surprised to hear that. I think I just assume anything Transformers related will be a turd, thanks to the movies.
mattthew 8th-Jul-2014 05:40 pm (UTC)
no. most licensed movie-to-vg adaptions are awful.
leperheart 8th-Jul-2014 03:31 pm (UTC)
I am super excited and super sad for the last Wolf Among Us - I don't want it to be over :(
lord 8th-Jul-2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
I was surprised by this Drive Club announcement. For a moment I thought they were going to turn it into Gran Turismo: Drive Club.
whatsgoofy 8th-Jul-2014 03:33 pm (UTC)
New Driveclub footage released today

lord 8th-Jul-2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
spiritzq 8th-Jul-2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
milkchokolate 8th-Jul-2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
Damn I need a next gen console :/ My broke ass won't be getting one anytime soon tho.
mattthew 8th-Jul-2014 05:41 pm (UTC)
oh shit this looks real.
bordellos 8th-Jul-2014 03:43 pm (UTC)
I got the GoT mod for Crusader Kings II and I am having way too much fun being a Targaryen and marring my children to each other.
whereisthewine 8th-Jul-2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
What did you guys get in the Steam sale?

I'm playing Dark Souls at the minute and it's fun. I usually have one finger hovering over the quicksave button when I play games so it's new and terrifying at the same time, what with how difficult it can get.

Just started Fallout New Vegas and trying to finish KOTOR 2 with the restored content mod- holy shit this game is so much better with everything added back in. I'd forgotten that you're basically a crew of murderers and fuck-ups, the galaxy hates your guts and your mentor figure gets pissed at you for doing good deeds. It's refreshing.

Edited at 2014-07-08 03:52 pm (UTC)
breadsandwiches 8th-Jul-2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
I got Skyrim and Civ 5 with all the dlcs, and anothergame called Terraria. I"ve only played Civ so far, but to be fair my mouse is kind of broken so I can't play Skyrim until I get a new one. Before the sale I was playing Lego Marvel and went right into Civ after I bought it so I haven't even installed Terraria
forcestrong 8th-Jul-2014 04:17 pm (UTC)
Terraria is great when you can play co-op with friends.
milkchokolate 8th-Jul-2014 04:05 pm (UTC)
I got Outlast and Shadowrun Returns.

I need a new Fallout game so bad!
forcestrong 8th-Jul-2014 04:14 pm (UTC)
Mount and Blade collection
Payday 2
Trine 2

I just keep piling up games even though I haven't played everything I already owned oop.

Edited at 2014-07-08 04:14 pm (UTC)
moonsenorita 8th-Jul-2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
The Yawhg, Spore, Syberia I & II, Year Walk, Adventures of Shuggy, and Tiny and Big: Grandpa's leftovers. Got Tales of Monkey Island on GOG and Botanicula, Cinders, Kami and a couple of other games I don't remeber on Humble Bundle.

I'm thinking about buying a gamepad for the pc, since I'm pretty new to pc gaming and some of them, I just don't remember this what key does what business
beggargirl 8th-Jul-2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
Dark Souls is a blast, I hope you enjoy it.
wickedchild_md 8th-Jul-2014 11:09 pm (UTC)
Long Live the Queen, Magical Diary, and Fable: The Lost Chapters. I enjoy the first two and am annoyed with the last.
shangman 8th-Jul-2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
looking forward to sitting down after a nice dinner and playing the wolf amoung us finale tonight

they better make a goddamn sequel to this this is my favourite game in years
XxEmyll 8th-Jul-2014 04:02 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for Tales of Xillia 2 in August. Played the first one thru the japanese version. I really love the character designs in this one.
pumpkinskin 8th-Jul-2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
I am kind of disappointed ludger is going to be a silent protagonist
XxEmyll 8th-Jul-2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
I thought you could unlock a voice pack in New Game+?
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