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Damn it, I was waiting for my H.P. Lovecraft: Slouching towards Madness biopic to get the go-ahead and this got made instead?
They changed around the tentacle mechanics quite a bit. The creeping penis of doom is gone, alas, and you actually have to get special pickups to use black holes, but on the plus side you can slash at people and throw stuff at them, and, on occasion, shove a tentacle into their butt and rip out their spinal column (complete with skull, which honestly has me more and more puzzled about the anatomical mechanics of the whole thing the more I think about it). Sadly, it becomes less fun halfway though the game, when you start fighting enemies who are armed with nothing but gun-stealing whips, flashbangs, and portable klieg lights. Oh, and the final bit at the end of the longer ending is...well, it's very, very '90s Image Comics, shall we say.
Also I screwed up the tags for that link, so let's try again.
I remember Arthur quite enjoyed waving his enormous demon cock.
Apparently your cock can multitask this time.
Once I am done with Amalur I will turn my attention to my cock.
Al, does the main character still sound like Steven Seagal?
RE: ME3 - well, that's £40 I'm glad I spent on something else...
(And also playing The Darkness - boomtish)
Oh god, is it that bad?
Yep, wasted mah weekend. And arguably any time spent playing Mass Effect ever.
For what it's worth, I've had a rather ambivalent time with games as of late. I spent the week before last playing the two Dead Space games for the PC (first one: fun; second one: superfluous and confusing), and over the weekend I got through The Darkness II, or as I am coming to think of it, The Mopey Adventures of Numbnuts the Emo Mobster, with Special Guest Appearance from Mike Patton, Whom We're Barely Going To Use Even Though His Demon Voice Is The Only Reason You Bought This Stupid Game. A little long-winded, but a more honest title, I think.
I also reread Last and First Men, which I think may be the polar opposite of Mass Effect in every single way. (Well, Star Maker is probably a better fit in that analogy, but you all know what I'm saying.)
(At least they're managed to shelve Octavia Butler in "Blackspace" AND in SFF, where she actually goes. Two different books though.)
1. Mark Strong (!)
2. Screenplay co-written by Michael Chabon (!!).
But I would gladly fondle a million balls if it means my Shepard survives the war.
I have been assured that you can get the best ending without multiplayer if you just do a lot of collecting of war assets, which as I understand it is this game's equivalent of the planet-mining from last time.
I'm not *wholly* convinced that constitutes an improvement.
I am arse-deep in Amalur right now but when I am out I will probably give ME3 a go... once the face bug is sorted. :)
i hope this time i'll have the option to get seth green killed.
Yes, definitely playing a female renegade Shepard (despite beak-issues) is enjoyable for the sheer level of bolshy arseholery that she partakes in. Also seeing her dance like 'generic awkward male' is particularly satisfying.