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  • Anthony_UK 14 Aug 2012 22:19:22 2,540 posts
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    Eurogamer reviews do have a tendency to take themselves far to seriously at times but I did enjoy this one.

    One quote confirmed exactly what I hoped this game would be.

    "This is an unashamedly old-school action adventure, vast and friendly and familiar, and loading it up feels like sliding into a warm bath"

    After E3 where everything seemed to have become one of three games these guys at Virgil can have my money with pleasure!
  • RedSparrows 15 Aug 2012 09:37:49 23,868 posts
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    I'm not sure how 'old-school action adventure...familiar' etc differentiates it from the idea of all games being the same, but there we are. This looks like a total unashamed synthesis of other, older titles. Nowt wrong with that.
  • neilka 15 Aug 2012 09:39:54 16,464 posts
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    Anthony_UK wrote:
    these guys at Virgil can have my money with pleasure!

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • mikew1985 15 Aug 2012 09:43:06 12,978 posts
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    The great thing about the original and presumably this is that, while it takes ideas from almost every other game in existance, rather than poorly imitating the games it takes inspiration from it improves the on lots of the ideas and makes them into one cohesive whole.

    I loved the first one, have this now pre ordered and cannot wait for it, all the reviews are exactly what I was hoping for and the scores are as expected. I see exactly why the first got an 8/10 (which is obviously an excellent score) but for me personally this is my favourite type of game and when executed well I just lap it up.

    The original actually somewhat reignited my love for gaming when I bought it around this time last year and I'm so excited for this now.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 09:44:02 15-08-2012
  • von_Doll 15 Aug 2012 21:11:47 2,114 posts
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    VPN'd this tonight, as I adored the first game, and well, I'm on my hols this week, so need something to do.

    Wish I hadn't bothered, to be honest. It's a fairly poor port, as it stands. Haven't touched 3 hours yet, but so far, there's no tweaking the visuals beyond resolution and v-sync - which, incidentally, doesn't actually work. Seriously.

    And it really should as it's hitting really high FPS and tearing the arse off the refresh rate. D3D'd it and it's fine, but come on.

    Textures are incredibly low. Death's face is fine, but beyond that, man, it's seriosuly ropey. I'm actually embarrassed for Vigil when a cut-scene kicks in and you get a close up of the NPCs.

    Shadows are whack (said whack, deal with it) and it's buggy as hell. Had one crippled save file 30 mins in, so had to restart.

    All very Rage-like. Needs a patch, stat.

    Underneath all that, it's an awesome game, where it counts.
  • uiruki 15 Aug 2012 21:22:02 3,726 posts
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    Ugh, thanks for that - was thinking of buying it. Looks like they put the same effort in as they did in the first one. Guess I'll give it few months, see what happens. Not like I haven't got a whole load of other stuff to play anyway.

    Edited by uiruki at 21:22:49 15-08-2012
  • MicroLovePony 16 Aug 2012 11:00:34 21 posts
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    Very excited for this! Already pre-ordered the collector's edition. That mask is too good to pass up on. In the meantime I've been watching a few videos of the game. This one is pretty good as it shows off the features without revealing any spoilers.
  • kinky_mong 16 Aug 2012 18:00:03 10,711 posts
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    I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, but I've just received an email saying that Shopto have taken the money for this, which usually means it will be sent out very soon. Could be getting it on Saturday at their normal delivery rate.

    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.

  • spamdangled 16 Aug 2012 18:17:16 27,425 posts
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    kinky_mong wrote:
    I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, but I've just received an email saying that Shopto have taken the money for this, which usually means it will be sent out very soon. Could be getting it on Saturday at their normal delivery rate.
    Just popped in to say the same thing.

    If this turns up Saturday I'm going to be a very happy DM.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 16 Aug 2012 18:19:05 39,355 posts
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    I've actually had my receipt proper.

    I'm pretty busy this weekend so they can take their time as far as I'm concerned :)

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  • kentmonkey 16 Aug 2012 21:11:39 20,868 posts
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    When you get it, my recommendation is to stick it on hard immediately.

    It's fecking easy on normal, to the point of providing no challenge in combat at all. I haven't died once in combat in nearly ten hours.
  • nickthegun 16 Aug 2012 21:16:44 61,039 posts
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    same as the first one then

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  • Deleted user 16 August 2012 21:21:41
    I've been playing it quite a bit today. Anyone getting the PC version be prepared for one awful fucking port.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 16 Aug 2012 21:27:08 39,355 posts
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    Giant Bomb have been talking up the PC version a hell of a lot. They love it.

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  • Deleted user 16 August 2012 21:41:00
    V Sync doesn't work, torn frames all over the place, can;t quit the game without loading a save and the shadows look like this:

  • Deleted user 16 August 2012 21:41:48
    It's still great fun mind, it just inexplicably has some very basic things wrong with it.
  • mikew1985 16 Aug 2012 23:07:23 12,978 posts
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    Bound to be patched soon surely.
  • Deleted user 16 August 2012 23:18:20
    Yeah it's nailed on to get a patch, like I say its so many really random and basic things. Another one, you can't change the screen res or any gfx settings without creating a new game and watching the intro. Tt took three attempts at restarting the game to remember the res I had selected.
  • spamdangled 16 Aug 2012 23:48:00 27,425 posts
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    Leaving aside review copies and piracy, is there a way I could be playing this in the uk right now on PC?

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  • Deleted user 16 August 2012 23:50:32
    Don't think so.
  • spamdangled 16 Aug 2012 23:54:03 27,425 posts
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    Not possible to do something like change my location in Steam to the US, for example?

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  • mikew1985 17 Aug 2012 00:10:13 12,978 posts
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    So you knew the answer then?

    Yes you can use the VPN trick, at your own risk.
  • spamdangled 17 Aug 2012 00:22:48 27,425 posts
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    If it involves something like routing through a VPN, I don't want to risk it. I was hoping there would be something as simple as the PSN trick of just using a second login with a different location base. Oh well! Just a thought :-)

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  • SFD 17 Aug 2012 00:40:08 510 posts
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    Edit: Mine says processing

    Saturday would be very nice.

    Edited by SFD at 01:01:33 17-08-2012
  • spamdangled 17 Aug 2012 00:45:22 27,425 posts
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    SFD wrote:
    My shopto order actually says dispatched :eek:

    Saturday would be very nice.
    Just checked - Mine is now listed as dispatched as well.

    /squeals with delight

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  • SFD 17 Aug 2012 00:59:20 510 posts
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    If you actually click on the order it still says processing :(
  • spamdangled 17 Aug 2012 01:03:08 27,425 posts
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    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • SFD 17 Aug 2012 01:19:44 510 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    This. :cry:
  • stryker1121 17 Aug 2012 01:51:46 744 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    When you get it, my recommendation is to stick it on hard immediately.

    It's fecking easy on normal, to the point of providing no challenge in combat at all. I haven't died once in combat in nearly ten hours.
    Is there a veteran difficulty available right off the rip or do you have to beat the game on normal first?

    Edited by stryker1121 at 01:52:04 17-08-2012
  • spamdangled 17 Aug 2012 01:59:19 27,425 posts
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    There's a NG+ if that's what you mean.

    I stick on Hard as default anyway. This gen normal mode has pretty much become Easy mode by default.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 02:00:31 17-08-2012

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