Cbirdsong

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  1. I think the fact that they didn't feel inclined to talk about the game probably says a lot about their opinion of it.
  2. Star Wars VII - Open spoilers

    I really hope Rey is
  3. The Witcher 3: What Geralt Wants

    Yeah, grab herbs when it's easy, and if you're missing just one thing for a recipe, go and buy it from an alchemist. Also, it took me way too long to figure this out: the fancy alcoholic ingredients you need for White Gull and other fancy alchemy ingredients are for sale at weird places. The best place early on is probably Crow's Perch, which has two vendors that sell them.
  4. The Hidetaki Miyazaki quote that made the rounds this week seems very relevant to the reader mail/ensuing discussion on polishing the fun out of games:
  5. Hexcells Hexcells Hexcells Squarecells

    I love Hexcells and really need to boot up Squarecells. Too many games to play. Skip the 2D ones for now and pick up a copy of Picross 3D for the original DS. So good.
  6. I could be mistaken, but I think the game activated some sort of insane multiplier after Pluto was reached. It was like a victory lap.
  7. The Witcher 3: What Geralt Wants

    The crossbow is great underwater, where it has some sort of insane buff. (presumably because getting one-hit kills on swimming enemies feels super cool)
  8. Episode 334: Comebacks

    Interesting discussion throughout. Though mostly unrelated to the topic, you guys absolutely nailed why I'm not really big on Power Grid. It feels like optimal play requires keeping a mental spreadsheet of everyone's current money level and board state, updating it every turn while everyone waits on you.
  9. The Witcher 3: What Geralt Wants

    Just do whatever feels fun and you'll be great! There are a couple points of no return in the story but the game warns you when you reach one.
  10. Nuclear Throne: Oh! I accidentally ate my gun.

    I haven't seen it work yet on either platform.
  11. I've reached Byrgenwerth in my DLC playthrough, and
  12. When writing my reply I thought, "How did I end up discussing tacos on the Idle Forums? Am I contributing to a derail?" Then I read the title and clicked post.
  13. I've been using the Beast Cutter on the strength build I started for the DLC, which is basically Smashing the hell out of things with the transformed version's R2+R2 attack is a treat. You can pancake so many enemies onto the ground by just doing that, and it has quite a bit of range on it.
  14. How far in are you? I did a skill build on my first playthrough and eventually settled on the daggers you can get from Eileen. If something were to happen to her, you could buy them early...
  15. On the consoles and mobile platforms, Telltale usually makes the first episode of a season free after a couple more are out.
  16. This is a great change, but once they added the whole password/play with a friend thing, they should have gone all the way to traditional invites. Once you beat the game you can't help a friend because you aren't physically able to meet them in late-game areas.
  17. I started a new character and played up to Vicar Amelia, entered the DLC, and just got my ass completely kicked, so that'll have to wait. However, I looked up the first new weapon, and it's close enough to the beginning that you can do a suicide run for it. Video:
  18. Super Mario Maker

    My latest level is Super Thwomp Revolt, fleshing out a level I made before unlocking all the parts. 7F75-0000-00A4-C22C
  19. I always enjoyed this Skyrim mod non-sequitur:
  20. Super Mario Maker

    I'm not sure the built-in level discovery mechanisms are ever going to be good, barring a total overhaul. The top lists are pretty calcified and full of autoplay levels, and the 100 Mario Challenge is entirely based around difficulty and not fun.
  21. There are some Hot Scoops on Bonfireside Chat this week: http://duckfeed.tv/bonfiresidechat/76
  22. The Witcher 3: What Geralt Wants

    I really loved the vibe of the first act in Velen, where you're in what feels like a fantasy version of the rural south filled with intractable problems both fantastical and mundane, and you can't just walk in and fix everything like a video game protagonist does. The fact that you're able to just go back and kill the like a stupid boss monster almost ruins the tone of that whole section retroactively.
  23. Super Mario Maker

    I also want this information, but making it more available would draw more attention to a different problem: you can't patch levels.