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  1. Project Eternity, Obsidian's Isometric Fantasy RPG

    Yes; most of my weapons were enhanced with crafting. You can't make anything dramatically better than you can find, though I took some mid-game unique weapons and upgraded them, making them just as good or better than the unique weapons I found later in the game. I got to the end of the endless dungeon and couldn't win in a straight-up fight! The game gives you other options, but I wanted to be tough for once!
  2. Day of the Tentacle Special Edition

    Sorry to pile on with kvetching about the art, but I will reserve all judgement until I see the animation. Day of the Tentacle is deeply in debt to Warner Brothers animation and cartoon logic, so only by seeing the game in motion can I make any real determination on how effective the new art is.
  3. Twin Peaks Discussion

    My friend from college hosts a pop culture podcast, and this week she and her husband discussed Twin Peaks! http://thexhour.podbean.com/e/an-hour-with-your-ex-142-twin-peaks/ There's nothing as in-depth as Twin Peaks Rewatch, but they have a brief interview with Brad Dukes, the author of the oral history of Twin Peaks, so that might be interesting to some of you.
  4. Return of the Steam Box!

    Whaaaat??? I am very thankful I didn't pre-order. LOL
  5. Wasteland 2

    Thanks for this overview. I'm still a little gunshy; the mechanics weren't as fun as Shadowrun to me and the story was way too dry. But if you end up completing it this time maybe I will, too!
  6. Twine Recommendations

    Oh wow! I would have probably trolled that service by uploading a pre-blurred photo.
  7. RPG Maker MV

  8. Project Eternity, Obsidian's Isometric Fantasy RPG

    Me, too. I started Shadowrun: Hong Kong after finishing this game and just fund turn-based combat more satisfying. I never thought I'd be one of those RPG players who had a strong preference either way! Nearly all of my characters were ranged combatants, and from the Kickstarter updates it seems like they spent most of their time trying to get melee combat to work correctly. So maybe next time I'll make some barbarians? But I'll probably wait for the entire White March for that.
  9. I think it will be priced the same as other fine software products from Panic:
  10. Half-Life 3

  11. Half-Life 3

    This is all very good.
  12. Historian Jason Scott gave a talk in 2009 about Super Mario 64 that gushes about Mario's movement, like Jake said. But he spins the rest of the game in a more positive manner, too.
  13. Half-Life 3

    On Twitter Muir is emphatic that he is there to make and release a game. He will not. Valve will crush him.
  14. Half-Life 3

    Wait does anybody still work at Double Fine?
  15. New Forums! Post feedback, notes, etc here

    Search seems to be broken again. Sorry!
  16. Far Cry PRIMAL

    Oh man, finally the return of the caveman genre, like Bonk! Chuck Rock! Joe & Mac! Tomba!
  17. Quitter's Club: Don't be ashamed to quit the game.

    This was my Fear of Fez from when I played the Xbox demo—I just didn't like the jumping! I bought it years ago in a bundle, too! I told myself I would play it when the Steam Controller came out.
  18. Consider Phlebas

  19. Twin Peaks Discussion

    Catherine Coulson, Log Lady on ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 71
  20. Happy birthday, Skyrim Mom!
  21. Broken Age - Double Fine Adventure!

    Yeah, Ozzie I was re-reading the thread before I posted and thought, "Did anyone have fun solving these puzzles?" And you did! Some of the harder Act II puzzles were OK; there were "Kitty Hat Day" aspects to the snake puzzle and the boots puzzle. But to make the end of the game all wire puzzles really killed me. I replayed the last puzzle of Full Throttle over and over again, too, unable to figure out how to escape the back of that truck trailer. When I finally figured it out, I felt a little dumb, but it led to a cool moment. Broken Age had already shown half of its ending, so the results of finally figuring it out weren't as exciting. Tim Schafer should take tips from whoever did Full Throttle!
  22. Broken Age - Double Fine Adventure!

    I finished Broken Age! It was miserable! It was a self-loathing slog that ran out of ideas halfway though and replaced them all with tying wires blindly on the backs of robots. It felt bad to play it. But here are some good points! I loved the relationship between Vella and the knife; he had some of the best dialogue in Act II. I liked Vella in general.
  23. Hey, Jennifer Lien, the actress who played Kes on Voyager, is making national headlines! *clicks* *closes browser*