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  • JayG 2 Jun 2013 12:28:46 1,000 posts
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    I know I'm in the minority, but until Dragon Age 2 Neverwinter Nights was the Bioware game I couldn't stand. Not that into multiplayer, and the single player was awful.
  • Stranded87 2 Jun 2013 17:37:02 1,307 posts
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    I'm playing KotOR on the iPad too. Played it when it came out but haven't gone back since then. So far it's as good as I remember and a brilliant port. Can't see how anyone who likes any of Bioware's post KotOR output could fail to also like KotOR, but then maybe the haters don't like any of Bioware's later stuff. In which case fair enough, I can totally see why people wouldn't like that style of game and it's certainly a departure from Bioware's Dungeons and Dragons phase.

    To my mind from best to worst their RPG's go:

    Baldur's Gate 2
    Dragon Age
    KotOR
    Mass Effect 2
    Mass Effect
    Neverwinter Nights
    Mass Effect 3
    Jade Empire
    Baldur's Gate
    Dragon Age 2
    That Sonic crap

    Edited by Stranded87 at 17:40:56 02-06-2013

    Edited by Stranded87 at 20:49:56 02-06-2013
  • TOOTR 2 Jun 2013 18:20:55 10,014 posts
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    TarickStonefire wrote:
    Star Wars Pinball is down to 69p right now, get get get!
    Good spot! Nice one.
  • Widge Moderator 3 Jun 2013 11:55:42 13,833 posts
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    Stranded87 wrote:
    Can't see how anyone who likes any of Bioware's post KotOR output could fail to also like KotOR,
    I found their dialogue a bit sucky and I don't think I grasped the combat system properly. Played through KOTOR with gritted teeth before trading it in. Giving it another chance on the pad though.

    Since then, I found Dragon Age had the same tedious dialogue. Wading through constant NPC blah in case I missed a mission trigger, and Mass Effect 1 was borderline like that on the first visit to the citadel... thankfully it seriously stepped it up, and then excelled in the following games.

    Can't comment on BG2, but assuming it isn't a talkie, and thereby dialogue is possibly more palatable.
  • THFourteen 3 Jun 2013 14:02:06 38,822 posts
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    I'm enjoying reading the text on warhammer. Its so like being part of a DND adventure its funny
  • ecu 3 Jun 2013 15:20:44 78,337 posts
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    KOTOR is good in that you can skip through the dialogue. I tend to read it all and not really listen to the voices.
  • CharlieStCloud 3 Jun 2013 15:40:02 5,820 posts
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    Plants vs. Zombies 2 is free to play ...

    ... HOORAY!

    *sobs*
  • THFourteen 3 Jun 2013 15:54:21 38,822 posts
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    CharlieStCloud wrote:
    Plants vs. Zombies 2 is free to play ...

    ... HOORAY!

    *sobs*
    Suits me - i spent £10 on it the first time round and only played it for about 30mins!
  • sirtacos 3 Jun 2013 18:03:46 7,540 posts
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    Kotor is surprisingly good on the ipad. Good port. I'm impressed.

    Is this the start of proper games on the pad? I hope so. Moar plz.
  • Widge Moderator 4 Jun 2013 07:12:31 13,833 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    KOTOR is good in that you can skip through the dialogue. I tend to read it all and not really listen to the voices.
    I'm doing that for the aliens, they tend to go on a little bit too long!
  • Widge Moderator 4 Jun 2013 07:13:50 13,833 posts
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    TarickStonefire wrote:
    Have to say, I don't think I've ever played a single RPG that didn't have dialogue I'd have happily skipped, or read a quick summary of, so that whole aspect of RPG criticism is level playing field, a moot point, to me.

    And everything else about it I enjoyed. So...
    As I say, moaned about it loads in the past but giving it another try. It took aaaages for me to warm to ME but once I did, I was hooked!
  • TOOTR 4 Jun 2013 10:37:46 10,014 posts
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    There's a plants vs zombies 2?

    O_o
  • CharlieStCloud 4 Jun 2013 10:45:01 5,820 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Suits me - I spent £10 on it the first time round and only played it for about 30mins!
    That's your problem!

    ... I would rather pay £10 (although I paid £3.99 for the original) for Plants vs. Zombies 2 as oppose to the 'free' to play model. It is a really shitty thing they have done and makes me wonder just how much influence EA had in the decision, seeing as PopCap most likely wouldn't go ahead with it if they were still an independent studio.

    : (
  • PatrickEwing 4 Jun 2013 14:00:21 2,238 posts
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    I Just hope the new Kingdom Rush out this Friday hasn't gone the same way regarding IAP
  • Blakester 4 Jun 2013 15:50:00 3,907 posts
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    There's a new Kingdom Rush this Friday?

    *Weeps for joy*
  • PatrickEwing 4 Jun 2013 15:59:53 2,238 posts
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    Yup
  • TOOTR 5 Jun 2013 06:02:17 10,014 posts
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    List Price Drop ($17.99 -> $8.99) for the “FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS for iPad” App.
  • lucky_jim 5 Jun 2013 07:16:12 5,519 posts
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    TOOTR wrote:
    List Price Drop ($17.99 -> $8.99) for the “FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS for iPad” App.
    Good shout (it's at £5.99 in real money, if anyone's wondering). A few weeks ago I would have pounced on that, but having got a Vita a couple of weeks ago, I think I might prefer a version that works on that.

    Anyone know how the controls are implemented on iOS? I.e., does it have proper touch-screen controls that are responsive, rather than a shabbily implemented virtual joystick or really slow unresponsive touch-screen navigation?
  • THFourteen 5 Jun 2013 07:49:04 38,822 posts
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    I must have tried to play FF Tactics on about 3 different platforms and each time i just dont get it. Same with Disgaea. Which is odd as i love TBS games.

    Speaking of which, really enjoying Warhammer. Its not actually very difficult at all on the medium setting. Making my commutes whizz by!
  • Stranded87 5 Jun 2013 08:43:53 1,307 posts
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    Warhammer is ace. Between that and KotOR I've got more games than time, but I still bought phoenix wright anyway. I've barely wanted to play anything on my iPad in months and now all this comes out at once.
  • THFourteen 5 Jun 2013 08:44:46 38,822 posts
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    I really want KOTOR but i refuse to buy it until i finish baldurs gate...
  • Articulate-Troll 6 Jun 2013 05:04:57 3,098 posts
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    Kingdom Rush Frontiers is out. It's awesome. Not many huge changes but lots of subtle improvements. There are in-app purchases for the heroes but you definitely don't need them to play.
  • Widge Moderator 7 Jun 2013 12:13:29 13,833 posts
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    FFT via discount pls
  • HoriZon 17 Jun 2013 14:15:12 13,822 posts
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    XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out this Thursday the 20th (So, Wednesday at 11:00 PM, most likely.) for $19.99. It'll run on the iPad 2, 3, 3, and mini, as well as the iPhone 4S, 5, and 5th generation iPod touches. It will have iCloud and Gamecenter support too. Additionally, multiplayer is said to be coming later via a free update.

  • THFourteen 17 Jun 2013 14:15:53 38,822 posts
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    HoriZon wrote:
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out this Thursday the 20th (So, Wednesday at 11:00 PM, most likely.) for $19.99. It'll run on the iPad 2, 3, 3, and mini, as well as the iPhone 4S, 5, and 5th generation iPod touches. It will have iCloud and Gamecenter support too. Additionally, multiplayer is said to be coming later via a free update.

    NOOOOOOOOOOO

    i havent finished warhammer yet
    or baldurs gate
    or bought KOTOR

    FML.
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