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Blackguards, yeah or nay?


I played the demo a while ago thought it was decent, and now the whole shebang (with BG 2) is up for a few bucks on Steam. Kind of the sale I've been waiting for.


But so many negative reviews. Has anyone bought this and played it all the way through?
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Blackguards, yeah or nay?


I played the demo a while ago thought it was decent, and now the whole shebang (with BG 2) is up for a few bucks on Steam. Kind of the sale I've been waiting for.


But so many negative reviews. Has anyone bought this and played it all the way through?
Here is my take on reviews. When a game is only a few bucks do the reviews even matter? I'll find some type of entertainment for a few dollars even if I don't finish it. I say go for it you May love it at that price and if not you are only out a few bucks rather than tens of dollars.

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Here is my take on reviews. When a game is only a few bucks do the reviews even matter? I'll find some type of entertainment for a few dollars even if I don't finish it. I say go for it you May love it at that price and if not you are only out a few bucks rather than tens of dollars.

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True, true. I have found some decent entertainment in RYSE even though it's been panned by a lot of folks.


My issue with Blackguard's reviews is that a lot of them state it's challenges can be frustratingly unfair. It's hard not due to creativity but due to your characters missing over and over and over again, even when they have a high chance to hit. You know - a throw your keyboard out the window type of game.


I'd rather not spend even $7 on that.
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Humble Bundle 16 is up. Sunless Sea is one of the games which is supposed to be very good. I paid $8.50 for all the games and right now Sunless sea is going for $19.99 on steam!
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Steam is teasing me with letting me know my system is VR ready! Though the damn VR kits are priced out of my range right now.
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Humble Bundle 16 is up. Sunless Sea is one of the games which is supposed to be very good. I paid $8.50 for all the games and right now Sunless sea is going for $19.99 on steam!
https://www.humblebundle.com/humble-indie-bundle-16

It's rare anymore that they have a bundle with games I don't have yet, there's a couple in this one I actually want on steam. I believe I have those on ps+, but not steam. Trine 3 is one I actually wanted too, looks like a good bundle. Some I haven't heard about yet.
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Steam is teasing me with letting me know my system is VR ready! Though the damn VR kits are priced out of my range right now.
LOL! Ditto...I only need to change my GPU from the Asus AMD HD7870 to use Vive. With Oculus Rift, I need to change pretty much everything! I was going to change my GPU this year to a AMD Fury anyway. So as to game lights out, in full glory, on a 42 inch 4k,HDR HDTV or Monitor...from 3 feet away. But the Vive along with the new GPU is tempting. I still think I prefer waiting a bit on VR. To see if the friend you and I discussed in PM ever gets his act together...and makes good on his commitment to me. If that happened...I'd bite the bullet and upgrade my PC to Oculus Rift spec. Even though I'd just change the GPU and USB 3.0 ports to compliance initially.

On a Steam Matter: I'm real tempted to jump on the "Lost Planet" series on sale right now. But it looks like a lot of folks are having issues with GFWL on Windows 10. Anyone have any comments on this one on PC. I understand it is awesome and beautiful when working. Especially LP 2 and 3 in CO-OP campaign mode. I have LP 1 & 2 for Xbox 360. But never finished either. LP 1 because of its poor game save system. And LP 2 because I was playing SP campaign and got engrossed in more immersive games like ME 2 & 3...Skyrim....KOA-Reckoning. And simply lost interest in returning. But I loved LP 2 while playing it. And always planned to revisit in co-op.
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Just a heads up. If you haven't bought the Fallout 4 Season Pass, do it now. it goes up to $50 instead of $30 on March 1st

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Just a heads up. If you haven't bought the Fallout 4 Season Pass, do it now. it goes up to $50 instead of $30 on March 1st
All the more reason to wait awhile for it to go on sale. Hell I need to get back to that game since I haven't touched it much since it came out

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All the more reason to wait awhile for it to go on sale. Hell I need to get back to that game since I haven't touched it much since it came out

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Finished it 100% in about 100 hours or so, but that was just pure focus on doing everything. Been waiting for the GECK and the DLC announcement. Now that they've announced the first wave of DLC and the price hike due to the size, figured it was time to snag the Pass
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Have they actually announced how much content they plan on delivering for that $30 or $50.....

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Have they actually announced how much content they plan on delivering for that $30 or $50.....
They've announced the first 3 pieces of DLC, with more to come.

March - Automatron: fight against the evil Mechanist and his robot army. Collect components to build and modify your own robot companions. $9.99

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May - Far Harbor: massive add-on, biggest one they've ever made for a Fallout game with new story and quests, involving the synths vs children of the atom apparently. $24.99

So yes, the first 3 pieces alone are worth the $30 cost and with more on the way this year, I certainly didn't mind finally snagging the season pass. I was waiting for them to announce what any of the DLC was, and they didn't disappoint imo.
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So I picked this totally addicting game tonight. Well worth the $22 right now.

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Superhot is completely broken with the controller for me. And that's with an Xbox One controller or the Steam controller. Hoping they fix that soon.

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Superhot is completely broken with the controller for me. And that's with an Xbox One controller or the Steam controller. Hoping they fix that soon.
Been using mouse and keyboard I this game and it works very well for me.

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I watched that video and I must not understand because that looks like the worst game. It also looks like there is no danger to the player. He easily punches a guy with a bat, he's got the longest reach in the world.
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I watched that video and I must not understand because that looks like the worst game. It also looks like there is no danger to the player. He easily punches a guy with a bat, he's got the longest reach in the world.
I thought the same thing when I first saw this game. Watching the "dev" and "expert" players videos without any prior knowledge of this game is actually , ironically enough, the worse thing to watch. However if you watch regular guys play this then you see why it seems to be a fun game.

The key thing with this video is that you die easily in this game. One bullet and your dead , I don't know about punches. I still probably wouldn't buy it but it's a bit more challenging than what you see in the pro/devs videos.

Here's a video of a regular guy playing. Well sorta regular guy. Be warned though this guy uses alot of "language" so not for kids to watch.


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It makes more sense when you understand the time movement. Which is not mentioned in the other clip.
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I'll try and post one of my replay videos that I made.

Getting shot or punched is instant death for you. It's part of the puzzle element which is extremely fun in my opinion. What I would love to see is how many moves it took a player to get through each scenario and make make that a type of leader board

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Finished Rise of the Tomb Raider. I feel like it's rare these days for a game to improve in virtually every aspect over its predecessor but I think Rise did. The visuals got a nice update and the level design is fantastic. Almost no QTEs. Way more tombs and overall exploration. Plus a solid story.

If there is a third game (and I certainly hope there it), the only thing I'd want is even more tombs. Or more difficult tombs at least.
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Here is one of the video's I did while playing SuperHot

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Follow up article on the Visual Corruption on Gears of War. @bd2003 I thought this was a interesting read.
http://wccftech.com/nvidia-gameworks...imate-edition/

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Follow up article on the Visual Corruption on Gears of War. @bd2003 I thought this was a interesting read.

http://wccftech.com/nvidia-gameworks...imate-edition/

The second half of that article is off the mark, every unreal engine game has that string in their .ini, it's there by default. There's no way it's actually using hardware PhysX, NVIDIA would not let that go unmentioned.

About gameworks in general, I'm really not a fan of the way AMD bitches and moans about it and uses it as a scapegoat every time their hardware performs poorly with a game. Anything that pushes graphics forward is alright by me. I'd rather AMD stopped whining and created a real alternative to it instead of punting it to the open source community.

It's really strange that Microsoft chose HBAO+ as their only form of AO, I can't recall any other game that did that. Normally it's just a high end option. But HBAO+ has worked fine with AMD cards for years, so I have no idea why it's not working for them now.

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I just flushed away 11 bucks on the game Cradle. It refused to start as installed by steam. I managed to fiddle with the game files and got it to launch in windows 7 compatibility. But it crashes randomly on loading screens. Steam is also incorrectly listing Cradle as having full controller support. It should be listed as partial support and even that has no options for configuring. Even the onscreen display is still mouse and keyboard. But none of that matters as the game is unplayable.

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Developers need to actually play games and see how they control before they even attempt to create a game themselves. Important things like controls, menus, options, field of view, control sensitivity. Developers need to actually play the games they are making. At least give the game to your son or a neighbor to see how they react to missing features that will need to be patched in. Give the game to your dad to see if he can handle the missing invert Y that has older gamers like myself frustrated to no end.
OR I simply need to read more reviews before hitting the buy button on steam.

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Microsoft seems to be throwing their hat into the games for windows again. I will fully support them this time if they can add a bit of testing, and controls standards.
Steam has done well as a store with ease of keeping everything in one place with updates. But from a future tech perspective they have nothing to offer. What they have shown in steam machines and OS has been a massive raspberry. ttttbbbbbbthhhhhh

I guess what I'm trying to say is don't buy the game Cradle.
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I am sorry to here about the Cradle of disappointment.

Yesterday I was enticed to purchase four older Tomb Raider games and saw Cradle on sale so I watched the video clip on Steam. Something about this trailer seemed rushed and lacking depth so I considered it to be of no interest. Then I read a few reviews on Steam about how they had very bad performance and regretted purchase. Now reading your review sheds more light on these fact.

Its too bad really.
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The second half of that article is off the mark, every unreal engine game has that string in their .ini, it's there by default. There's no way it's actually using hardware PhysX, NVIDIA would not let that go unmentioned.

About gameworks in general, I'm really not a fan of the way AMD bitches and moans about it and uses it as a scapegoat every time their hardware performs poorly with a game. Anything that pushes graphics forward is alright by me. I'd rather AMD stopped whining and created a real alternative to it instead of punting it to the open source community.

It's really strange that Microsoft chose HBAO+ as their only form of AO, I can't recall any other game that did that. Normally it's just a high end option. But HBAO+ has worked fine with AMD cards for years, so I have no idea why it's not working for them now.

But anyway, yeah I am 100% behind gameworks. Best thing NVIDIA has done in years and one of the primary reasons I buy their cards.
It's also the main reason I won't. Almost every game that's been released recently with GameWorks has been utter garbage on release (AC: Unity, Arkham Knight, Far Cry 4 etc). It would be somewhat understandable if it were only garbage on AMD cards, but it's also garbage on Nvidia cards. GameWorks, like every other proprietary technology is terrible for the consumer. And I have a feeling you'll be seeing less games using GameWorks going forward as a direct result of all the backlash.

As for AMD creating alternatives, they do. But unlike Nvidia, they're not trying to stifle the competition. Mantle became Vulkan. FreeSync uses VESA's Adaptive-Sync standard as opposed to G-Sync's proprietary technology (Intel has announced support for Adaptive-Sync). TressFX was open-source and became PureHair in Rise of the Tomb Raider, which was well optimized for all cards, unlike, say, HairWorks.

One company seems to be trying to deliver the best possible user experience regardless of the hardware you're using, while the other seems to want to cripple the experience if you're not using their hardware. I was a long-time Nvidia user, but in recent years they've turned me off completely. I should have bought a 970 when I upgraded last year but went with the 390 just because I didn't want to support Nvidia anymore. At the time it may not have been the best decision, but after seeing more and more benchmarks for recent titles, it seems as though AMD has turned a corner on their DX11 drivers as it's usually outperforming the 970. And then there are those early DX12 benchmarks that take it to a whole other level comparatively. AMD regained a tiny amount of market share last quarter. Let's hope that trend continues as I think we can all agree a monopoly isn't good for anyone.

As for Windows Store, I'll be avoiding it at all costs until they address some serious issues: http://www.howtogeek.com/243012/why-...windows-store/
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yeah, microsoft caring about pc gamers ? hahhah......


For years and years Microsoft has been saying we care
about all you pc gamers... but the actions they've taken usually
signal otherwise..


Hope amd can even the playing field , for a bit at least...
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