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  • Deckard1 14 Aug 2012 09:10:01 27,989 posts
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    I think I'd probably say I prefer it to Rayman. It beautiful.
  • Deckard1 14 Aug 2012 09:10:23 27,989 posts
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    Not that I'm a gay or anything though you understand.
  • spamdangled 14 Aug 2012 09:13:40 27,355 posts
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    Ooooh! Oooh!

    IGN didn't get the memo! (spoiler free video review).

    The pros -

    Excellent combat
    Robust RPG elements
    Excellent Metroidvania gameplay
    Lush graphics and animation
    Suprisingly moving story
    Campaign lasts around 15 hours (much more with all the sidequests and secrets).

    The cons -

    Weak boss battles.

    Final score - 8.5

    3DS: 4055-2781-2855 Xbox: spamdangled PSN: dark_morgan Wii U: Spamdangle Steam: spamdangled

  • smoothpete 14 Aug 2012 09:13:59 31,513 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Any information on how deep the RPG elements are? Is it just a case of gathering XP, auto-levelling, and picking up loot, or are there things like skill trees, branching paths, etc?
    Not very deep as I understand it. It's not really an RPG in that sense.
  • toythatkills 14 Aug 2012 09:32:08 158 posts
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    There are no skill trees, but you choose which stat you want to upgrade when you level up, so you can be magic focussed or melee focussed or defence focussed depending on how you play.
  • kinky_mong 14 Aug 2012 10:37:39 10,288 posts
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    Oooh very encouraging scores! I may finally be able to use my stockpile of points!

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • Lotos8ter 14 Aug 2012 10:48:59 2,360 posts
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    Desperately need a game to fill that post Olympics hole until Borderlands 2 drops in a month. Looks like just the ticket

    Fiat Lux

  • spamdangled 14 Aug 2012 16:25:55 27,355 posts
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    Darksiders 2 is out next as well, don't forget! And Sleeping Dogs this week (my copy arrives tomorrow :-)). Definitely picking up Dust now though. Bit relieved, as SOA hasn't exactly been stellar this year.

    3DS: 4055-2781-2855 Xbox: spamdangled PSN: dark_morgan Wii U: Spamdangle Steam: spamdangled

  • Deleted user 14 August 2012 16:27:48
    Is this coming out on a proper platform or is it 360 only forever?
  • toythatkills 14 Aug 2012 19:43:10 158 posts
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    Until you hear otherwise, assume it's 360 only forever. That's certainly all the dev's committed to so far so any opinion to the contrary would be completely baseless.
  • Inertia 15 Aug 2012 10:14:33 677 posts
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    http://fr.twitter.com/NoogyTweet

    The developers giving away loads of free codes for the game on his twitter account if you're quick
  • mrpon 15 Aug 2012 10:40:06 28,921 posts
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    Also this chap as well. I'd say don't bother because there are some seriously fast cut and pasters out there.

    http://fr.twitter.com/HyperDuckChris

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • kinky_mong 15 Aug 2012 10:49:44 10,288 posts
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    I'm not going to bother now either since Microsoft have put in some over zealous account security bullshit that want's me to enter a code sent to an alternative email address (that never arrives) every time I want to redeem a code. Cunts.

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • spindle9988 15 Aug 2012 10:51:12 3,590 posts
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    Is this out today, cant check due to strict work servers
  • Blerk Moderator 15 Aug 2012 10:54:21 48,225 posts
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    Today, yes. Not out yet, though.
  • lucky_jim 15 Aug 2012 11:25:36 5,298 posts
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    I downloaded this via the marketplace website as it wasn't on the dash yet, but now my 360 is going a bit mental: it keeps flashing up the "download complete" notification every few seconds, even if I start a game. Looking at the Active Downloads screen shows that it keeps showing 1%, then completing (hence the notification), then repeating over and over again.

    Anyone had this problem before?

    Edit: Can't remove it from my download queue on the website either.

    Edit (again): And now it's magically fixed itself. Right, time to try it out!

    Edited by lucky_jim at 11:36:47 15-08-2012
  • BinaryBob101 15 Aug 2012 14:22:59 22,970 posts
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    Just played about 30 minutes on this after buying earlier on. It's completely and utterly gorgeous. Not a big fan of anthropomorphised cartoon animals in games, but fuck that, it's beautiful and pretty cool to play too.

    The Grumpy Vaper

  • Blerk Moderator 15 Aug 2012 14:33:05 48,225 posts
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    Added it to my download queue, looking forward to giving it a whirl when I get home. Hopefully it's great, Summer of Arcade's been a complete bust for me this year so far.
  • BinaryBob101 15 Aug 2012 14:38:19 22,970 posts
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    Yeah, me too, I bought Deadlight, but I haven't really been impressed by what I've played so far, which granted isn't much. This seems a bit special though.

    The Grumpy Vaper

  • Pastici 15 Aug 2012 15:39:49 450 posts
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    I'm torn between picking this up or starting The Witcher 2.
  • morriss 15 Aug 2012 15:44:10 70,980 posts
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    toythatkills wrote:
    DON'T READ THAT REVIEW.

    It has spoilers. Not plot spoilers, but spoilers that will genuinely make your experience worse.

    I'm gonna collate the "safe" reviews on GAF, so if you want your experience unspoiled (and I 100% recommend it) then keep an eye on the Dust thread there.
    Fuck gaf.
  • BinaryBob101 15 Aug 2012 16:09:36 22,970 posts
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    Where is EG's review anyway. I'd expect a SoA game to be covered pretty quickly.

    The Grumpy Vaper

  • Kid_Icarus 15 Aug 2012 16:30:22 556 posts
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    I've never paid attention to them before, but what the fuck is up with IGN? The video review makes this game sound amazing and they give it an 8.5, the same as they gave Deadlight. Yet most places seem to think this is a much better game. Have they always been this spazzy with review scores?

    Still, can't wait to have a crack at it, it looks absolutely fantastic! I just hope the combat is deep enough to keep me going through 15 hours.
  • Lotos8ter 15 Aug 2012 16:33:19 2,360 posts
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    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    Where is EG's review anyway. I'd expect a SoA game to be covered pretty quickly.
    Dunno, was wondering the same. They've just reviewed Sleeping Dogs and Darksiders 2 which are both fairly big games and Dust is 20+ hours so perhaps they're struggling a bit

    Fiat Lux

  • kinky_mong 15 Aug 2012 16:34:11 10,288 posts
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    Kid_Icarus wrote:
    I've never paid attention to them before, but what the fuck is up with IGN? The video review makes this game sound amazing and they give it an 8.5, the same as they gave Deadlight. Yet most places seem to think this is a much better game. Have they always been this spazzy with review scores?
    Yes they have.

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • Pastici 15 Aug 2012 16:38:51 450 posts
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    After (and before really) the whole Kane and Lynch mess I've never actually listened to IGN and Gamespot when it comes to reviews. Comments sections are the best places to be honest. I do like EG though, its the whole British-ness.

    I think I may get this at some point, its the only game in SoA that I may buy, THPSHD just wasn't right.
  • BinaryBob101 15 Aug 2012 16:41:52 22,970 posts
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    Pastici wrote:
    Comments sections are the best places to be honest. I do like EG though, its the whole British-ness.
    lolwhut?

    The Grumpy Vaper

  • Stranded87 15 Aug 2012 16:41:58 893 posts
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    Well now I'm not sure what to do, I was so sure I wanted this I even topped up my MS Points, but I played the trial first anyway- since it's not a separate download, and it didn't really do it for me :(

    Not bad by any means, in fact it plays really well, something about it just didn't click though. Undecided whether to take the plunge or not now.

    Edited by Stranded87 at 16:42:24 15-08-2012
  • Pastici 15 Aug 2012 16:45:33 450 posts
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    @BinaryBob101 People on the internet are dicks who don't mind ripping a game for its bad points, granted you get extreme highs and extreme lows in peoples comments but it gives a good gauge for public interest. Sorta using Amazon reviews.
  • mrpon 15 Aug 2012 17:00:52 28,921 posts
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    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

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